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Community announcements for Feb. 22
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Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Center is hosting the Professional Perspectives on Family and Workplace Violence Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Friday at the Holiday Inn in Statesboro.
The conference is sponsored by the Southern Professional Nurses Network of the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA), Mu Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center Inc.
For more information, contact Jennifer Morriss at or Sybil Fickle at
Registration information can be found at


The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association will hold a day-long workshop, “The FUNdamentals of Beekeeping” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah. 
The workshop is open to anyone 12 years and older. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information call (912) 395-1509 or visit

Outreach program
The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs or organizations.
The program offers a fascinating presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. There are age-appropriate programs and related handouts.
TDP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit research and education organization that has been dedicated to the protection of wild estuarine bottlenose dolphins and their environment for more than 22 years.
For more information, visit

Volunteers needed
Make a big difference in the lives of others by volunteering for THA Group Island Hospice, a nonprofit Hospice care provider. 
There are opportunities in Georgia and South Carolina for those interested in providing office support, computer work, patient and/or family support, special events or fundraising activities. All necessary training is provided. 
For information, call Sally Welsh at (888) 842-4663 or go to and click on “volunteer.”

Tax help
Free tax preparation is now available, courtesy of the Chatham Savannah Asset Development Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Earned Income Tax Credit Program.
The program is available to taxpayers earning less than $52,000 in 2010.
In Bryan County, tax preparation sites include Pembroke Public Library at 1018 Camellia Drive in Pembroke, and Richmond Hill Public Library at 9607 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
For more information or other locations in surrounding counties, call (912) 447-5577 or visit

Garage sale
The Sterling Creek subdivision in Richmond Hill will have a Neighborhood Watch garage sale fundraiser at 7 a.m. on March 5.
Homes that participate are asked to contribute a $10 donation, which will help support improvements and/or projects around the neighborhood, such as Neighborhood Watch signs, landscaping improvements and more.
To participate in the garage sale, call 756-6772.
For more information about Neighborhood Watch in Sterling Creek, call 312-3790.

Dinner theater

Richmond Hill Community Theatre and What’s the Scoop Cafe will present at murder/mystery dinner theater on March 9 and 11 at What’s the Scoop in Richmond Hill. 
Seating is limited and by reservation only. Cost is $20 per person.
For reservations or more information, call 445-5001.

Support group

The Alzheimer’s Association is happy to announce the development of a new support group in Effingham County at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 155 Goshen Road in Rincon.
Alzheimer’s Association Program Director Jenny House will speak about Alzheimer’s and facilitator and Chaplain Martha Love will discuss the direction of this new group.  Copies of the “36-Hour Day” book will be given away free of charge for attendees.    
This is a support/discussion/educational meeting for family members of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. This support group is free to the public and is nondenominational. 
For additional information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, please call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-hour helpline at 1-800-272-3900. 

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