Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nassau Notes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nassau Notes

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Food distribution

The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Inc. will be distributing surplus commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture next week in Fernandina Beach and Callahan.

Commodities include roasted almonds, canned meat, fruit, canned fruit and juices, vegetables, noodles and soup.

The distributions will be at noon Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 1200 Elm St. in Fernandina Beach, and at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Callahan county building at 411 Mickler St.

People must be pre-certified to receive food, and no certifications will be done on the distribution days.

Volunteer meeting

The Nassau County Volunteer Center's 15th annual agency directors meeting will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the Osprey Room at Amelia Island Plantation.

Representatives of Nassau County non-profit organizations can attend. A light breakfast will be served.

For more information or reservations, call 261-2771.

Diabetic health

Baptist Medical Center Nassau will have a Diabetic Health Day for diabetic patients from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in its conference room.

Those attending will receive a new pain-free blood-sugar monitor and monitoring instructions. Diabetics with Medicare can be fitted for a pair of Medicare-approved diabetic walking shoes and will receive information on proper foot protection.

The event recognizes October as National Diabetes Education Month.

For more information, call 1-888-375-5665. No appointment is necessary.

AIM class

Access In Motion will host an introduction to accessible Web site design class at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.

Robb Reynolds, a Jacksonville Web site designer, will teach the one-hour class. The public is invited.

For more information, contact AIM executive director DeeAnn Barton at (904) 753-1963.

Genealogical birthday

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 17 at the Fernandina Beach branch library, 25 N. Fourth St.

The public is invited; there will be refreshments, entertainment, door prizes, genealogical ancestor computer searches, displays and demonstrations.

For details, call 491-1399.

Health council

The Nassau County Health Improvement Advisory Council will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Yulee Full Service School, 479 Felmor Road.

The council is trying to promote and improve the health of Nassau County residents. The group works to plan and implement health promotion programs for the community, including the Take 5 Program, which will have quarterly activities and an annual event in February.

The advisory council has several work groups that need citizen input, including stress management, physical activity, nutrition, program development and recruitment. …

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