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POSTED: February 4, 2013 3:51 p.m.

Called meeting: The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the County Administration Complex in Richmond Hill.
The board will discuss the Belfast interchange, a dock permit extension for WaterWays Township and the East Buckhead well.
The public is encouraged to attend.

History lecture
Historian and documentary filmmaker Michael Jordan will showcase his latest film on Savannah and the Civil War at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill Museum.
There will be a question-and-answer period at the end of his presentation.
The event, which is part of the Richmond Hill Historical Society’s lecture series, is free to the general public. Call 756-3697 for more information and directions.

Arbor Day planting
The city of Pembroke will celebrate Arbor Day 2013 with a tree-planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 near city hall.
This will be the beginning of Pembroke’s 10th year as a Tree City.
A white dogwood will be the new tree planted.

Bark for Life
Registration is open for the Bark for Life, the canine fundraiser event to fight cancer, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.  
The event will raise money to support the American Cancer Society. Food and games also will be available.
Early registration ends Feb. 16. Volunteers and business participation/sponsorships are needed. For more information, go to www.BarkOutCancer.org or call 912-547-1936 or 912-355-5196.

Cancer study

The American Cancer Society is looking for at least 400 adults in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry areas for a cancer prevention study.
Participants who may qualify need to make a long-term commitment to the study, be between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, and have never been diagnosed with cancer.
To enroll, go to www.cps3savannah.com or call 912-355-5196.

Tutors needed
The Adult Community and Education program at Royce Learning Center in Savannah is seeking volunteer tutors to assist adult learners with GED prep and literacy needs. 
Classes are 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Tutor training is offered for free.
For more information, call 912-354-4047 or email kmorgan@roycelc.org.

Health care forum
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect small business owners from 8-10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Presented by Jeffrey Williamson of J.L. Williamson Law Group, the forum will focus on key provisions of the act scheduled to phase-in next year including, the employer mandate and new taxes imposed by the ACA.
The ACA Business Forum is complimentary for RHBC Chamber members; the cost is $15 for non-members. A continental breakfast will be served and reservations are required as seating is limited.
Reserve space by calling 756-3444 or e-mailing info@RHBCchamber.org.

Volunteers needed
Hospice Savannah is seeking homecare volunteers in Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties and will host two training sessions today and Feb. 9.
If interested in working with this not-for-profit group, please call Paula Hudson at 912-629-1331 to find out more, or apply online under the “How You can Help” tab at www.HospiceSavannah.org.

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Have a fundraiser, group meeting, church announcement or other nonprofit events you’d like to have announced?  Email announcements and contact information to lwynn@bryancountynews.net or fax to 756-5907.

 

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