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Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. A volunteer orientation meeting will be held Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tbeemsc.org.

Pets and Animals 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.

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Savannah’s First Pug Playday Meets every first Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact melindahurst@hotmail.com or mike_kennedy@emc.com.

Readings & Signings A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc. is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.

The Casual Poets Society holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Religious & Spiritual

Wildwood United Methodist Church

Wheelchair Basketball

The Service of Compline, “Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square.

invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Woodlawn United Methodist Church

meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.

Sunday school is at 9:45, worship at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City.

BlazeSports Club of Savannah, a program of The Rehabilitative Institute at Memorial Health Medical Center, sponsors wheelchair basketball. Practices are held each Monday. Beginners and intermediate players practice from 6-7 p.m. Advanced players practice from 7-8 p.m. Basketballs and sports wheelchairs are provided. Call 350-7268.

Ekklesia, The Church

Women’s Bible Study

Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.

Keys to the Kingdom

St. Patrick’s Day Regatta

Chanted Office of Compline

An advanced 7-week course in prosperity consciousness building will begin March 8 at 7 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Course materials include a set of CDs or tapes and a workshop which may be purchased at Unity Bookstore for $40. Call 3554704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness.

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

Reading the Bible Again

Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

A 5-week course based on the book by Marcus Borg will be held Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. (choose one) at Unity of Savnnah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The textbook may be purchased at Unity Bookstore. A love offering will be taken at each class. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

The Islands book group

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

Inspirational book club

Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.

Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 232-1339.

Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This performance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.

Tea time at Ola’s is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry will be held the third Monday of each month from 8-11 p.m. at 800 E. Derenne Ave. Poets should stop by by 7 p.m. The fee is $5 general admission and $2 for poets. All are welcome regardless of race, sexual orientation or class. For directions, call 354-1678 or 352-2134.

Jamison and other NBA stars. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873 anytime.

Sokagakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m.

Sports & Games The Geechee Sailing Club will host this regatta March 25 and 26. It is open to selfrighting sailboats 21 feet and up. The sailboat classes are Class A Spinnaker, Class B Non-Spinnaker, Class C Cruising and One Design Classes. The venue site for this event will be Tubby’s Tank House Restaurant, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. The races will be held in the Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. For information, call James Beck at 897-9527 or jebsav@yahoo.com, or visit www.geecheesailingclub.org. Competitors who have not pre-registered may register on Friday, March 24 between 6-8 p.m. at Tubby’s. A skipper’s meeting will follow at 8 p.m.

Savannah Area Tennis will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to ctcsavannahga@prodigy.net.

Savannah Disc Golf Club holds an open doubles tournament each Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95 . Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. New players are welcome, coaching in driving and putting skills will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Entry is $5, with 100 percent payout to winning teams. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com.

Savannah Masters Adult Swimming

Affirming the worth and dignity of every person. The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. Religious education provided for K-12 youth. Call 233-6284 or e-mail to UUBC2@aol.com.

is available at the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr., next to Lake Mayer. Levels are Beginner, Fitness, Triathlete and Competitive. Times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:306:45 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. For information, call Scott Rabalais at 927-7016 or visit www.savannahmasters.com.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Savannah Shamrocks women’s rugby team

A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On Feb. 26, the Rev. William Leggett will speak on What Anchors Us. Service will be Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the church’s Troup Square Sanctuary. Call 234-0980, or e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Practices are every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Forsyth Park near the tennis courts. Call 404-449-5875 or send e-mail to savannahrugby@yahoo.com.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp Applications are being evaluated for this summer basketball camp, which is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Antawn

Support Groups African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027.

Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 5989860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah.freeservers.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Upcoming meetings are set for Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Feb. 6. Visit www.alzga.org or call 920-2231.

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and is held the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363.

Amputee Support Group Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616.

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group for past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. For information, call Cheryl Brown at 350-3644.

Better Breathers support group meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, at noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Tina Nelson at 819-7340 or Cindy Balkstra at 8198032. ◗

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