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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Kevin Sheehan at 6912934 or send email to

Amnesty International

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit

National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Planned Parenthood

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

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Megan Burgoyne at 352-4052 or send e-mail to

Chatham County Democratic Committee

Savannah Peace Coalition

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit

Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Democrats Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to

Chatham County Young Republicans For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.

Coastal Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. .at Barnes Restaurant on Waters Avenue. The speaker will be William T. Gillespie, Jr., department chair/professor of military science at Georgia Southern University. He will discuss the war in Iraq. For information, call Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or send e-mail to

Drinking Liberally Promoting democracy one pint at a time -share politics while sharing a pitcher at a local Democratic drinking club. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Coach’s Corner. For information, visit or send email to

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

Food Not Bombs meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. to cook vegetarian meals to be served at noon on Franklin Square. Donations are accepted. Cook for peace and help the community. Call 201-6188867.

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. Membership is open to anyone18 and older.

meets every Tuesday on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to to receive an invitation to join the chat.

Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

Savannah Area Republican Women’s Annual Fashion Show with clothing by Steimart of Savannah will be held March 8 at the Wilmington Island Club. A guest speaker will be announced. The bar opens at 11 a.m. and the luncheon is at noon. Tickets are $35. Call Terry Gumm at 7273473. All proceeds benefit the Savannah Area Republican Women.

Savannah Area Young Republicans will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 at Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street across from the Hyatt. The social will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dave Simons of Simons and Associates Political Consulting speaking on Running a Successful Campaign. Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Sierra Club meets 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 Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to

Speak Up! Local activist group focused on protesting the war in Iraq. Call Richard DiPirro at 4417167.

Auditions ABC Television looking for extras An ABC Television pilot, Hollis and Rae, directed by Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise, Something to Talk About, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood) and produced by Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Murder One) will be shooting in the Savannah area. Non-speaking background actors are being sought to work as paid extras. No experience necessary. Men, women and children of all ages are needed. An open casting call will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. You must bring a recent snapshot no larger than 4

inches by 6 inches that is not returnable. Shooting is scheduled to begin March 13.

Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and others. Send email to

Benefits & Fundraisers 2006 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Girl Scouts currently are taking orders. Cookies are $3.50 a box, with proceeds benefitting local girls. Call the Cookie Hotline at 888-223-3883 or visit

Altamaha Parents of Multiples Yard Sale will be held Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at Crossroads Church of God, 2549 Lanesbridge Rd. (Highway 169) in Jesup. Clothing, baby furniture, equipment, toys, etc. will be sold by families with twins, triplets and higher orders of multiples. Donations and consignments are being accepted. Call 912530-9755.

May Howard Country Jamboree will be held March 4 from 5-8:30 p.m. at May Howard Elementary School on Wilmington Island. The event will feature a children’s bake-off, line dancing, a silent auction and bingo, as well as activities for kids. All proceeds will be used to furnish a science lab and refurbish the media center. Farmer’s Almanac TV will be there to film for a future episode.

Night Stalkers Association In honor of the fallen soldiers who served in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) out of Hunter Army Airfield, the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging donations. Call Linda R. Rogers at 352-6645 or send donations to: The Night Stalkers Association, 3/160 SOAR, 1304 N. Lightning Rd., Hunter Army Airfield, 314094719.

Red Cross assists returning troops

The Savannah Downtown Garden Club Annual Victorian Tea will be held Sunday, March 12 from 1-4 p.m. at 19 W. Perry St. Tickets are $15. Proceeds go to help beautify the downtown area.

The Savannah Chapter -- Liberty Branch of the American Red Cross is seeking donations of coffee, hot chocolate mix, tea bags, baked goods, snack foods, hot-serve cups, stir sticks, individual sugar and creamer packets as they welcome home 20,000 troops from Iraq. Call 912-876-3975.


SSU T.I.G.E.R. Celebration

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. Proceeds support The Living Vine Christian maternity home. Donations appreciated. Call 355-4339.

This scholarship program will be held Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Savannah State University King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom. Speakers will include recipient James Sapp and Shaunce Riley, program coordinator and student advisor for Student Support Services.

Annual Victorian Tea

Coastal Pet Rescue is seeking financial donations to assist with the medical care for two dogs that are victims of animal cruelty. The dogs were discovered without food, water or shelter and were severely malnourished, requiring veterinary care. While the dogs are improving, Coastal Pet Rescue would like to give them further medical treatment and place them in foster homes so they can become adoptable pets. For information on how you can help, call 351-5161 or visit to see photos of the dogs.

Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Website A community website/blog where local Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, fundraising events and other information are listed can be found at

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Through Feb. 25, Winston’s Bakery at Oglethorpe Mall will donate 10 percent of all dog biscuit sales to Coastal Pet Rescue. For information, call Tara Chavanne at 303-9363.

Savannah Friends of Music is throwing an array of Parties a la Carte to support local music education. Call Kristina Svenson at 598-9470 or Anne Dauray at 5980149 for information.

See Spot Run The 1st Annual Bryan Animal Caregivers 6k Run/Walk will be held March 11 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The event will open at 9 a.m. and the walk/run will begin at 10 a.m. Entrants will receive a T-shirt and awards will be given. Advance registration is $20, and $25 on the day of the race. Call 7272694 or visit

Southside Fire/EMS 2006 Calendar This project raises money for burn victims throughout the region. Models for the calendar are actual firefighters and emergency personnel from the Southside Fire Department. The calendars are $10 and are available at three SunCom locations in Oglethorpe Mall, on Hodgson Memorial near Kroger and at the Savannah Crossing Shopping Center on Abercorn Extension. Calendars also may be purchased at SSFD Headquarters on Norwood Avenue or by calling 354-1011.

Thinking Day 2006 Food Drive to benefit America’s Second Harvest is being conducted through March 3 by the Girl

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