Nassau Notes Pottery Artisans Featured Artists at Co-Op Gallery

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AUGUST ARTISTS

Pottery artisans Vicki and John Cooper are featured artists for August at the Island Art Association Co-op Gallery. They will display their oven- and dishwasher-proof tableware.

Associate featured artists for August are Mandy Stoffa, displaying mixed media, and Jacqueline Rush, acrylic painting.

The Gallery, at 18 N. Second St. in Fernandina Beach, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call 261-7020, or go to Jacksonville.com, keywords: island art.

CAT ADOPTIONS

Cats Angels Inc. will be holding a series of cat adoptions this month in recognition of Homeless Animals Month.

The adoptions, for cats that have been spayed and neutered and given rabies shots, will be at the following locations: Amelia Wellness Center, today; Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, Aug. 17; Kmart, Aug. 24; and the Fernandina Beach branch library Aug. 31.

The adoptions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

LEARNING GPS

The. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 14-1 in Fernandina Beach, will conduct the program "Navigating with GPS," from 8 a.m. to noon today.

The program gives a basic introduction to the Global Positioning System, receiver functions and waypoint navigation. It will be at the Coast Guard cottage on Lighthouse Circle in Fernandina Beach.

Seating is limited. For more information, call Jim Arman at 261-3804.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Elections Supervisor Vicki Cannon is urging Nassau County residents who want to vote in upcoming elections to register or, if they are registered, to update any information -- such as address or name -- that has changed.

Registration to vote in the Sept. 10 primary runs until 5 p.m. Monday.

Voter registration applications are available from the Supervisor of Elections Office, 11 N. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach, and at public libraries, public agencies, the Department of Motor Vehicles and town halls.

Call 491-7500, 879-1095, or toll free at 1-866-260-4301 to have applications mailed or to update registration information.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County's After-school Program at Yulee Middle School will start Monday.

The organized after-school program provides a safe place for students ages 6 to 18 to do arts and crafts, board games, recreation and other things to develop respect for themselves and others, learn self-discipline and effective study habits, and have opportunities to grow as citizens within their communities.

There is an emphasis on academics, including computer skills instruction. The program is supervised by professional staff and runs after school until 6 p.m. School buses will transport youth to Yulee Middle School; parents are responsible for transportation home.

The cost is $10 per week per child, plus a $10 application fee. An application must be completed for each child, whether or not they attended last year.

For more information and to request an application, call 225-8516.

Boys & Girls Club staff will be at school open houses.

4-H OPEN HOUSE

The University of Florida-Nassau County Extension Service will have a 4-H Open House from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the West Nassau multi-purpose building in Callahan, and the same hours Aug. 27 at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach.

There will be 4-H staff, members and volunteers at both locations to answer questions about 4-H clubs and projects, membership enrollments and volunteer opportunities. …