BOOK SIGNING: 6:30 p.m. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Brad Taylor will be available to sign copies of his new spy thriller 'One Rough Man.' www.bradtaylorbooks.com.
NORTH CHARLESTON SCHOOL MERGERS DISCUSSION: 6 p.m. Simultaneously at Zucker Middle, 6401 Dorchester Road; Northwoods Middle, 7749 Pinehurst St.; and Morningside Middle, 1999 Singley St. Charleston County school leaders have scheduled community meetings to discuss the proposed merger, and officials said the meetings will serve as the beginning of a planning process that respects the community's input and perspective.
CREATIVE RETIREMENT LECTURES: 1 and 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. The Center for Creative Retirement presents two lectures. The first will be given by Dr. Penny Travis, a retired professor with The Citadel, who will present 'Through a Glass Darkly: Teaching in Kabul 2010.' The second lecture will be given by Dr. Patrick Briggs, a physics professor with The Citadel, on 'Evidence for the History of the Solar System.' 953-5488.
EATING DISORDERS: 5-8 p.m. Auditorium at Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Local experts, patients and families talk about eating disorders and what can be done to treat them. Panel discussion and Q&A.
NORTH CHARLESTON SCHOOL MERGERS DISCUSSION: 6 p.m at Stall High, 7749 Pinehurst St., and 7 p.m. at North Charleston High, 1087 E Montague Ave. Charleston County school leaders have scheduled community meetings to discuss the proposed merger, and officials said the meetings will serve as the beginning of a planning process that respects the community's input and perspective.
ART HISTORY LECTURE: 6 p.m. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20 members, $30 nonmembers. The museum presents 'Scandals: A Lecture Series on Famous Crimes in the Art World.' The first installment of the series welcomes journalist and author Christopher Mason, who will explore 'The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal.' 722-2706 or www.gibbesmuseum.org.
AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6-11 p.m. Sewee Outpost 4853 U.S. Highway 17, Awendaw. Free. Music by Rosanna Hendrix, Lobo Marino, Joel Summer and Natasha Akery. Oysters, grilled items and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or www.awendawgreen.com.
'THE HUNLEY' SCREENING: 5 p.m. Old Exchange Building, 122 East Bay St. $20 includes popcorn and soda. Reservations required. The Friends of the Hunley and the Old Exchange Building will host a special exhibition of Civil War-era costumes and models followed by a screening of the TNT film 'The Hunley.' After the film, state Sen. Glenn McConnell will discuss historical and technological advances made since the film was released. 727-2165.
OSCAR GALA: 6 p.m. The American Theatre, 446 King St. $200 per person, $375 couples. Charleston Ballet Theatre will host its annual Oscar Gala fundraiser, which will feature dinner by Fish, awards for Best Dressed, Oscar nominee-inspired ballet performances, comedy routines by The Have Nots!, cocktails by a celebrated mixologist and more. 723-7334 or www.charlestonballet.org.
'HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE HARRISON': 8:30 p.m. Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. $15 in advance. In honor of the late former Beatle member George Harrison's birthday, the gallery will gather talented local musicians to perform his music and the music of The Beatles. 425-3576 or www.eyelevelart.com.
INTRO TO KAYAKING: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. $3 park admission. Kayak instructor Kathie Livingston will introduce participants to the sport of kayaking and discuss different types of gear, equipment, skills and more. Register by Feb. 18. 693-8842.
'SHUCKIN' FOR SHELTER': 3-6 p.m. Crowfield Golf and Country Club, 300 Hamlet Circle, Goose Creek. $20 in advance, $25 after Feb. 24, $5 ages 6-12. Support the Carolina Youth Development Center and enjoy roasted oysters, barbecue from Sticky Fingers and music by DJ Deyond Spann. 266-5200 or www.cydc.org.
LEUKEMIA BALL: 6:30 p.m. Omar Shrine Center, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $125 per person. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society presents its sixth annual Leukemia Ball, a fundraising event that will feature a Wizard of Oz theme, live and silent auctions, music by Steve Jacobs and the East Coast Party Band, gourmet food and a full bar and more. 881-8176 or www.lls.org/scleukemiaball.
SHAG DANCE: 7 p.m.-midnight. Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. The Summerville Shag Club will host a dance featuring a raffle, cash bar, appetizers and music by DJ Buck Crumpton. 214-0242 or www.summervilleshaggers.com.