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Nassau Notes Public Can Learn about Fund-Raiser

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nassau Notes Public Can Learn about Fund-Raiser

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RIVER MEETING

The St. Marys River Management Committee will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nassau County annex at 1943 Mickler St. in Callahan.

The public may attend.

RELAY FOR LIFE

There will be a Relay For Life team captains meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Coast Community Bank, 1750 S. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach.

The annual Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's main fund-raiser. The public may attend to learn more about the event and how to volunteer. Organizers request RSVPs by Wednesday.

For information, call (904) 249-0022, extension 114, or e-mail Austin.Richmond@cancer.org.

VOTING REGISTER SITE

Nassau County residents now can register to vote at the Nassau County Volunteer Center, 1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B in Fernandina Beach.

Center staff also will be able to advise new voters on election dates and polling places.

For information on the center's hours and also how to volunteer in the community, call the the Nassau County Volunteer Center at 261-2771, or e-mail ncvcfb@aol.com.

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 Aug. 10.

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.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County's After-school Program at Yulee Middle School will start Aug. 12.

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. Aug. 13 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. There also will be displays, membership forms, project books and other supplies on hand, and a notary will be available to help complete 4-H enrollment forms.

Parents and other adults will have an opportunity to learn more about volunteer roles in 4-H and how to organize a club in their neighborhood, school, or community.

Nassau County 4-H clubs and programs are available to all youth of Nassau County ages 5 to 18. …

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