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Community announcements for Dec. 22
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Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. today in the church fellowship hall.
The blood drive will help Richmond Hill High School student Marena Canday win a $1,000 college scholarship from the American Red Cross. She has to collect at least 35 units.

Candlelight service
New Beginnings Community Church in Richmond Hill will have its fourth annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 6 p.m. Friday. Come enjoy a special time of music and communion in celebration of the savior's birth.

Church service
A traditional service of “Lessons and Carols” will be featured during Christmas Eve worship at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church at 12965 Hwy. 144, west of the Publix.
The service, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, will also include the Sacrament of Communion and a candle-lighting ceremony. All ages are welcome.
For more information, call 351-PRAY (7729).

Library closed
The Richmond Hill Public Library will close for the Christmas holiday at 6 p.m. today and will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27.
The library will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 for New Year’s and will reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 3.

Meeting nixed
The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting slated for Dec. 27 has been canceled for the holidays.
The commission’s next meeting is set for Jan. 10.

Open auditions
Richmond Hill Community Theatre is seeking five men and three women for its coming Murder/Mystery Dinner production.
Open auditions will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Richmond Hill Public Library and from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 11 at What’s the Scoop Café in Richmond Hill.
All interested adult actors can e-mail or call (912) 388-1858 for an appointment or more information.

Free class
The Bryan County Health Department will host a free breastfeeding class at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Richmond Hill clinic in the Bryan County Administrative Complex at 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive.
The class is open to parents, parents-to-be and grandparents and will be by an International Board certified lactation consultant. Those attending can be assigned to a breastfeeding peer counselor to follow them through their breastfeeding period.
For more information, call 644-5217.

Support group
The Sarcoidosis Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 in the East Georgia Regional Hospital in Statesboro.
Learn to cope with this medical mystery and get current information from physicians, natural foods and other health care professionals. Speak with those who have coped with sarcoidosis for many years.
For more information call William Kirkland at (912) 772-8161.

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