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Community announcements for Oct. 31
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Volunteers needed
The Southeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for its disaster action teams. Volunteers are needed to provide emergency assistance to victims of disasters and preparedness education to the community.
Orientation is required. Volunteers are needed in Bryan, Effingham, Chatham and Liberty counties.
For more information, call 651-5351 or email

Time for Peace
Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church will hold contemplative services from 6:30-7 p.m. each Wednesday until Nov. 16 at the church at 15985 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill.
The public is invited to these services, which will feature guided and silent prayer, times of meditation and reflection on the Scriptures.
For more information, call 727-5608.

Medicare workshop
Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will sponsor a Medicare Part D workshop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong State University’s Armstrong Center.
Counselors will be available to speak with participants to discuss Medicare options. Those who are enrolled or wish to enroll in the program must sign up or make changes by Dec. 7.
Attendees should bring a complete list of all prescriptions and their Medicare card as well as complete and bring the Medicare Part D Enrollment Event Worksheet, which can be found at
For more information about the workshop, call (912) 367-7403.

Grief support
Hospice Savannah bereavement counselor Betsy Kammerud will facilitate a free “Grief in the Holidays” support session at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the education room at Liberty Regional Hospital in Hinesville.
Participants do not need to register. For more information, call Kammerud at (912) 629-1097.

Historical lecture
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will present Jack Rodgers and his new book, “The Salzburg Pirate,” at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Following the presentation, the historical society will sponsor a book signing and reception for Rogers.
The Richmond Hill Historical Society’s lecture series is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 756-3697.

Educators meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Southern Image Restaurant in Richmond Hill.
The guest speaker is Kate Finch, president of the Georgia Retired Educators Association. The unit also will honor Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler. 

Art exhibit
Arts on the Coast Association has an exhibit at What’s The Scoop restaurant in the Crossroads Center at 2701 Hwy. 17, 1-B in Richmond Hill.
The exhibit is the work of association photography members and will be on display until Nov. 21.

Veterans program
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 in Pembroke will host its fifth annual Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 in the downtown park.
Three new flags will be dedicated at the ceremony, and Maj. Gen. Marvin Back is the guest speaker. Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe will also sing during the event.

Veterans ceremony
Richmond Hill will host its Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in J. F. Gregory Park.
The 3rd ID Color Guard will present the colors and guest speakers will include Mayor Harold Fowler, Paul Spence, Ana Parodi, Bill Helms and 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Douglas C. Cardinale of Fort Stewart. “Taps” will be played by Richmond Hill Police Officer Tim Saia.

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