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Community announcements for Feb. 18
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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 through Feb. 22.  
Items will be given to local food pantries.

Asperger support
The Richmond Hill Asperger support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. Thursday 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.

Hwy. 144 meeting

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the County Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.
The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public input on the plans for widening a roughly five-mile stretch of Highway 144 from Timber Trail Road to Belfast River Road.
Those unable to attend the meeting can submit written comments to Glenn Bowman  P.E., State Environmental Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree St. NW 16th Floor, Atlanta, Ga. 30308.

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.

Dave Ramsey course
New Beginnings Community Church of Richmond Hill will have the Financial Peace University, offering “Generation Change” by Dave Ramsey, a study on financial management for teens, at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23.
Students in seventh grade through college are welcome. The cost is $20.
For more information, email or call 912-308-7635 and ask for Pastor Steve Lane.

Cars and Coffee

Cars and Coffee will be held from 9-11 a.m. March 1 at the Richmond Hill History Museum.
Attendees can bring an antique or collector car and swap stories, tips and ideas with fellow car enthusiasts. Admission is free.
Fresh gourmet coffee will be offered for 25 cents with a donation of $1 or more to the museum.  
For more information, call the museum at 912-756-3697.

Rifles presentation
“Assault Rifles of the Civil War” will be presented at 11 a.m. March 15 at Fort McAllister State Historic Park.
Rangers will be at the fort to demonstrate with a display of Civil War “assault rifles” to help explain and elaborate on the uses of these weapons.
Admission is $7.50 per adult, $4.50 per child age 5-older and $6.50 per senior.
Children 5-younger are admitted free.
For more information, call 912–727–2339.

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