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Community announcements for March 2
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Authority meeting
The Pembroke Downtown Development Authority will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pembroke City Hall.

Art exhibit
Arts on the Coast Association is having a Fine Art Exhibit now through March 31 at Merrill Lynch, 7414 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah.
Original works of art by association members will be on display from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
The exhibit is free to the general public. 
For more information, contact Sue Vertullo at 665-1025 or, or visit

Club meeting
The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 at the John W. Stephens Wetland Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
This month’s speaker is Club member Cean Molinari, who is a retired florist. Her topic will be “flower arranging.” The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 727-3219. 

Educators meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 8 at the Southern Image Restaurant in Richmond Hill.
The topic for the March meeting is the Armstrong Atlantic State University’s 62+ Program. It’s geared towards people 62 years of age and older and offers many AASU  classes for audit or credit if senior students register through the 62+ Program office.

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. 

Fundraiser sale
Richmond Hill High School National Honor Society members will hold a fundraising garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion.
Proceeds from the garage sale will benefit Dylan Moore, the Richmond Hill Primary School student currently battling leukemia.
For more information, e-mail NHS advisor Gregory Campbell at

Scottish party
Celebrate Scottish Heritage Month with a Scottish Street Party from 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 in front of Waterfront Wine and Gourmet Shop at 107 Broad St. in Darien.
The cost is $10 per person, and children 12 and under are free. Guests are encouraged to bring your own chair, and coolers will not be permitted.
For more information, call 437-4770.

Shamrock Scramble
Savannah Fun Tours will present “Shamrock Scramble,” a citywide scavenger hunt, at 2 p.m. March 19 at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ at 514 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Funds from the event will be donated to local breast cancer organizations Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate and Young Survival Coalition, Savannah Affiliate. All net proceeds will be given to the listed charities.
Tickets to this event are $20 per person and include a T-shirt, event participation, inclusion for door prizes and attendance at the post-event oyster roast party. To register, go to
For more information, contact Cayce Girardeau at or 667-9760.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project is hosting a dolphin program and training workshop from 10 a.m. to noon March 26 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
The Dolphin Project is in need of skippers with boats, photographers with a minimum of 300mm lenses on their cameras, team leaders and assistants to record the data.
For details and directions, visit

Ultimate sale
George Washington Carver Elementary will host its first Treasurers on the Hill Ultimate Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon March 26 in the school parking lot. 
Space and advertising will be provided. To reserve a space stop by Carver Elementary at 476 Frances Meeks Way to complete a space reservation form.
The cost is $25 for two spaces; $40 for three spaces; and $50 for premium (undercover) spaces. Spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved no later than Friday.  Individuals, churches and businesses are welcome.

Master Naturalist
Georgia Master Naturalist is accepting applications for its Wednesday classes, which run from March 30 to June 15. Venues include Sapelo Island, Skidaway Island, Savannah Wildlife Refuge, Melon Bluff, Warnell Education Center, Ottawa Farms, Fort Stewart, Georgia Southern Raptor Center, Savannah Water Plant and Bamboo Farm. 
Cost of the course is $195 for the first 30 paid applicants. Explore Coastal Georgia’s natural resources and meet the people and agencies who help manage those resources.  Course description, applications and an agenda are available online at

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