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Activism & Politics

Connect Savannah

06 . 08 . 05

Amnesty International Local group meets regularly the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Call Raymond at 898-3506.

and cell phones at 618 W. Anderson St. For more information, call Debbie W. Walker at 238-2960, Ext. 126.

League of Women Voters

meets on the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. For information, call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 234-5969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit

The Savannah-Chatham chapter of the League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. The league is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit, multi-issue organization that encourages citizen participation in government and takes action on public policy issues. membership is open to any citizen at least 18 years old.

Chatham County Democratic Women

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall. Call 308-3934 or visit

Chatham Urban Transportation Study

Rap Sessions

The Metropolitan Planning Organization is requesting that citizens review and provide comments on a report concerning the 20062008 transportation improvement program. Comments will be accepted until June 21. Copies are available at Chatham County public libraries, the planning commission office and online at A public meeting about the report will be held Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m. in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St.

A free-flowing discussion of spiritual, political and social issues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St., on the corner of Lincoln and Gwinnett, next to Kroger. During the 1960s and 70s, rap sessions (times when people got together and discussed what was on their minds) were going on at college campuses all over the U.S. Has today’s generation become totally leveled or do we have something to say? Don’t let your human voice be silenced. Call 232-1165.

Coastal Democrats

Savannah Animal Rights and Welfare Group

The June monthly meeting of Coastal Democrats will have a discussion of Clean Energy and the Environment, led by two noted Savannah environmentalists, Keith Freeman and Sara Barczak. The meeting is open to the public with no charge. It will be held June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes Restaurant on Waters Avenue.

A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Call Jolee at 925-2710 or Dianna at 898-1080.

Curbside Recycling

Savannah Republican Club

Persons who would like the city to initiate a curbside recycling program can sign a petition offered by the Savannah Chapter of the Green Building Council. Call 236-0781 or access the petition online at

Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

Chatham County Democratic Committee

Chatham County Young Republicans

Fellowship of Reconciliation The oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Food Not Bombs Feed the hungry and the homeless Sundays at noon in Franklin Square as part of a worldwide effort to encourage kindness in the place of violence. Cooking starts around 10 a.m. at The Blue House, 410 W. Duffy St. To volunteer, call 233-4461.

Foster Grandparent Program Earth Day The Foster Grandparents Program of EOA is celebrating Earth Day by saving empty printer cartridges and used cell phones from disposal in landfills across the country. Used cartridges and cell phones can be refurbished for reuse. Drop off cartridges

Savannah Peace Coalition Keep up with current events every Tuesday night on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to to receive an invitation to join the chat.

Sierra Club Regular meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. 351-7436.

Skidaway Island Democrats For information, call Tom Oxnard at 5984290 or

Speak Up! Local activist group focused on protesting the illegality of the war in Iraq. Contact Richard DiPirro at 441-7167 for more information.

Auditions Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and those who want to be. The Lowcountry Ensemble Company is in the process of creating, developing and maintaining a company of actors. For information, call 220-1014 or

send e-mail to

Fifth Annual Visual and Performing Arts Camp for Children

SCAD Presents Interesting Times

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre has extended its application deadline. The camp will be held weekdays June 13-24 for children ages 7-13. The new application deadline is June 9. Tuition and fees are $215, which includes art supplies and materials. Call 927-5325.

An open audition will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Four male/female roles are available. Participants will be doing improv games and cold readings from the script, which is a summer graduate thesis play. Call 660-0795.

Benefits & Fundraisers Blessingdale’s A new thrift store at 2118 Bona Bella, at the corner of Skidaway and Bona Bella in the Bacon Park Shopping Center, sells clothes, furniture, electronics and household items. All proceeds support The Living Vine, a Christian maternity home in Savannah. Donations appreciated. Call 355-4339.

Fishin’ for Jamie This fishing tournament will take place June 10, 11 and 12 at Hogan’s Marina. All proceeds will go to the Jamie Fulcher Cancer Fund. There will be fishing, food, spirits, door prizes, raffles and music by the Midnight Rocker. The cost is $25 for ages 13 and over and $10 for 12 and under. Fish by boat or land for bass, trout, sheephead, flounder, croaker and whiting. Live bait and boat hoisting will be available. There will be a captain’s meeting Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the marina, which is mandatory to sign in. Fishing Saturday will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music will be presented both Friday and Saturday. For information, call Debbie Peterson at 355-3722 or Chris Caldwell at 897-5819.

Paddling for Healthy Hearts Tour This fundraiser was begun by members of the Savannah/Chatham County Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association to raise funds and awareness. It is based on long-distance sea-kayak trips along the Atlantic coast. To follow the progress or make a donation, visit r 713-8778.

Call for Applications 2nd Annual Savannah Engineering Academy Rising juniors and seniors who have grades of 80 percent or better in all mathematics and engineering/technology/science courses are encouraged to participate in this academy, which will be held June 13-17 and is open to students in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties. The registration cost is $25 after acceptance into the program. For information, call 9215999. For a PDF copy of the application, go to

Chatham County 4-H Summer Camp The Chatham County 4-H Clubs are now accepting applications for summer camp. For information on the different types of camp, call 652-7987 or send e-mail to

Call for Entries Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call 232-2326.

Class Reunions Herschel V. Jenkins, Class of 1995 will hold a 10-year reunion the weekend of June 17-19. For information, send an e-mail to

Savannah High, Class of 1985 will hold a 20-year reunion June 17-19. Call Tracy James at 313-7860 or Donna Miller at 507-6958.

Classes & Workshops AARP 55 Alive This two-day, four-hours-each-day class focuses on refreshing driving skills, reviews the rules of the road and identifies areas where changes take place as we age. The cost is $10 per person. Upon completion, most insurance carriers may deduct up to 10 percent on certain parts of an insurance policy for a period of three years. Classes will be held June 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One. Call 350-7587. Classes will be held June 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart5 Senior Center at Candler Hospital. Call 352-4405. Classes also will be held June 16 and 17 from 9 all.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rothwell Baptist Church, 216 E. Rothwell in Pooler. Call 964-2129.

Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers in collaboration with Royce Learning Centers and Hope House of Savannah offers tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711 or stop by the center at 1601 Drayton St. to register.

Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E. Several classes in art and theater are being offered for both children and adults at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. For information, call 651-4248.

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