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the 411|Happenings for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131.

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624.

Community HealthCare Center

is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap smears and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Free hearing & speech screening

Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387.

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1-800-334-3322.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic

is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karent Traver, R.n. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350.

La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261.

Lose Weight

like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 927-3432.

Mammograms

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at The Landings on Skidaway Island. For appointments, call 3549357. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 5 and 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/ Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 3549357 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 6 begiinning at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke. For appointments, call 653-5878.

Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health CPR training

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www. memorialhealth.com.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.

Available For Private Parties 324 West Bolton Street, M-F: 7:30am-2pm lunch buffet: 11:30 am -2pm Savannah, GA 31401 Open all weekend Fri-Sun 4pm-2pm (NE corner, Montgomery & Bolton) Sat & Sun Breakfast buffet & lunch specials 912-786-4BBQ (4227) we cater!! “Nothin’ Finer” than Gerald’s Diner www.Geralds Diner.com owner-Gerald Schantz

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042.

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/ caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery is a free health seminar that will be presented by Dr. Charles A. Hope on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Marsh Auditoirum at Candler Hospital. To make a reservation, call 819-3368. Minority Groups and Sexual Health Concerns is a seminar that will be presented Nov. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

The Quit Line

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www. unitegeorgia.com.

Stop Smoking

Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 927-3432.

Super 2 Access Clinic

Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

Nature & Environment

Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www. TheDolphinProject.org.

Take a walk on the wild side

at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit www.tbeemsc.org.

Pets & Animals St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet continued on page 42

St Patrick's Night/St. Patricks Day by Hugh MacNair If you turn at a tree tunnel road on the way to the beach outside Carthage, you'll come to Perrin Point and an old plantation house and maid's quarter, where Ricky, who'd only one arm, was raised. As crows quawked in the trees, we roughhoused with Carolyn. I taunted her off the dock, so she undid herself and bobbled in the water. Her life endangered by a mountain blizzard, I warmed her in a shelter and loved her. When Ricky crusaded for low pay hospital staff, he was savaged, but before I struck back, I had to learn if it all started at Perrin Point. I'm Jimmy Pickney, a GP in the low country and I'll tell about this at spnspd.com.

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This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@netscape.com for information.

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