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Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, will be taught in Richmond Hill at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill, beginning Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m.. Contact Jim McNamee at 965-3166 or for more information or to register.


Volunteers needed

Would you like to share your memories, military or family stories with our patients?

Make your New Year’s resolution to volunteer a reality by becoming a friend to a Hospice Savannah Homecare or Hospice House patient and their family.

Special weekend training offered on the first two Saturdays in February (both sessions necessary), from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Community Education Room, Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah.Lunch provided. For more information, contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Manager at 355-2289 or go to


Garden Club

The Richmond Hill Garden Club will host author Robbie Williams at its January meeting. Ms. Williams lives in middle Georgia and is widely known as "the Flower Lady" for growing, selling and loving beautiful flowers. She will speak about her most recent book "A Few Flowers For My Soul." The public is invited to join the club as they welcome Ms. Williams on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Stephens Wetland Center in J. F. Gregory Park in downtown Richmond Hill. For more information call 727-2752 or 727-3219.


Arts on the Coast

Everyone is invited to celebrate the New Year with Arts on the Coast by getting involved in the arts in our coastal community. The group's next general meeting is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill. AOC member Carol Hartley will speak about her recent trip to Italy and her grandfather’s history as a sculptor there. Jacki Scott, chairman of the drama group, will speak about the programs she has planned for this year. Arts on the Coast’s meetings are always open to the public.

Deacons ordination

Deacons Ordination Services will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Claxton, for Bro. David Hampton, Bro. John Jones and Bro. Charles Milton. Dr. C.L. Anderson, pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Daisy, will deliver the message and Rev. Freddie Hodge will bring the charges to the church and to the candidates. A fellowship repast will follow. Rev. John L. Leggett is the pastor. Deacon J.C. Banks is the Deacon Board Chairman.



Craig MacFarlane will speak in Richmond Hill at the Exchange Club at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. With 103 gold medals in sports that include water skiing, golf, track and field, and ice-skating, his achievements earned him speaking roles at three Republication National Conventions, and he has been profiled by Bob Costas.



The Windsor Forest High School graduating class of 1993 will be hosting a 15-year class reunion on Aug. 23, 2008 at the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown in Savannah. Please visit to view a class roster as well as reunion details. Please contact Dereka (Sears) Pullins for additional information at 220-3950. Teachers and faculty are welcome to participate.


Magnolia Manor

Paula Kreissler, President of Wound Care Clinic - ESU, will be the guest speaker for the Renaissance Lecture Series held by Magnolia Manor on the Coast on Jan. 10 at 5:30 pm. Kreissler will speak on "5 Hidden Signs of Diabetes in the Elderly." For more information, call 691-2614 or visit RSVP at 756-4300.



Richmond Hill Toastmasters is starting up Monday, Jan 14, 8:30 a.m. at Magnolia Manor. For more information visit or call 912.341.9832.


Master naturalist

Are you interested in learning about the environment around you? If so, you may want to take the Master Naturalist course.

Cost of the program is $175 which will include all materials necessary for the course, plus several other manuals to make your learning experience more enjoyable and easier. This fee does not cover transportation. Fee for applicant’s spouse is $100. Only one set of books per couple. This program is presented by the Coastal Georgia County Extension Offices.

Applications will be accepted by the Bryan County Extension office until Feb. 27. Class size is limited to 25 applicants. To receive an application or for more information, please call David Moulder at 653-2231 Bryan County Extension or e-mail



Donna Moore will be instructing Yoga Classes at the Jacob Grant Community Center/Teen Center in Richmond Hill. Classes will be held every Tuesday, starting Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be free to the community. Please call 756-3828 for more information.


AL Post 27

American Legion Post 27, Richmond Hill, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Brogdon-Speir Building. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. All vets are invited to attend, whether members or not, to see what the post does for Richmond Hill and soldiers overseas.


AL Post 164

American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary also meets at the same time. The post is located on Highway 280 west, approximately ½ mile past Harvey’s on the right. All veterans are invited to attend. The Post is available to the community for use for family functions, etc. For more information call 653-4958 or 653-4933.


Fight cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and You Need Fitness is conducting a fitness boot camp at Lake Mayer Park in Savannah on Saturday, Jan. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $25 and proceeds will go to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition to help fund research in the fight against the disease.

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