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Community announcements for Feb. 10
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Compassionate Care Hospice is in need of volunteers.  
There are opportunities to provide respite, run errands, prepare light meals and other duties as needed for their patients in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties, as well as assist in the office. The group also is in need of volunteer barbers and hair stylists.  
The next volunteer training will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 8 at 130 Canal St., suite 304, Savannah.
For more information or to register, call 912-691-5755 or go to

Food for Fines
The Pembroke and Richmond Hill public libraries will accept donations  of food and toiletry items at a rate of $1 per can/bag/box in exchange for up to $5  in regular overdue fines Monday-Feb. 22.  
Items will be given to local food pantries.

School council meeting
The Lanier Primary School Council will have meetings at 4 p.m. Monday and April 28 in the school media center.
The council will discuss and seek input on the school improvement plan, the accreditation process, increasing parental involvement and other topics.
The council is made up of parents and community business members elected by LPS parents who provide feedback and input on continuous school improvement. The public is welcome to attend.

Stargazing party
Join Fort McAllister State Historic Park for a Valentines under Venus Stargazing Party from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the park off the Highway 144 Spur in Richmond Hill.
It will be a night beneath the moon and stars as visitors learn and solve the secrets of space with Donna Mullenax, a professor of astronomy and physics at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to eat under the stars. Alcohol is prohibited.
The cost is $5 for a ParkPass plus $7 for individual admission.
Call 912-727-2339 for more information.

RH Garden Club
The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park. The speaker will be Mary Sweeney-Reeves of the Georgia Wetlands Program. The public is invited.
Daylily society
Interested in discovering daylilies? Consider joining the new Ogeechee Daylily Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pembroke

Public Library.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.
For more information, call Scott Elliott at 912-596-7252.

Asperger support

The Richmond Hill Asperger support group will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Richmond Hill Public Library. The guest speaker will talk about sensory-processing issues. For more information, email

Pembroke Garden Club
The Pembroke Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Dixie Harn Community Center. The club will take a trip to Claxton to visit and share the joy of flowers with the residents of Claxton Nursing Home. The meeting is open to everyone.
For more information, call Sue Cliett at 858-3770.

Chili Cook-off
Pembroke’s sixth annual Chili Cook-off will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the senior center in Pembroke.
There is no entry fee to enter the contest. First place receives $100, second place receives $75 and third place receives $50. Spectator cost for chili, beverages, dessert and unlimited chili-tasting is $5. Music also will be provided.
To enter or for more information, call 912-653-2219.

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