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Mom's morning out YMCA style
Mothers Morning
Dora Lineio, an assistant at the Mother’s Morning Out program at the Richmond Hill YMCA, is providing some tender loving care for Elizabeth Perry, an infant whose mother is taking advantage of the service at the childcare center. - photo by Photo by Margaret Hendrix

Richmond Hill YMCA sponsors a program for young mothers who need a break from their little ones – maybe  to shop for groceries, to take care of business, or to run errands. Monday through Friday, the YMCA provides a block of time from 8 a.m. until noon at the childcare center behind the Richmond Hill Library in the white building which once served as the senior citizen building. The library and the white building behind it (YMCA childcare center) are located on Ford Avenue.
For a small fee, any mother or childcare provider can drop any child from age six-weeks up through four years. The center has lots of toys and some planned activities for the children  JoAnne Fromme, coordinator for the program, is assisted by Dora Lineiro. The two ladies keep the center open and running throughout the week during the morning hours.
 For more information, call Fromme at 756-5856. She said there’s always room for another child.
Here’s a list of some of the things going on in Bryan County.

Love Walk/Run

Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will participate with the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah in their annual Love/Walk/Run event on Saturday, Feb. 10. This year Tradewinds Ice Cream will be on hand with their specialty coffee and ice cream (items just $1), with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Wesley Community Centers of Savannah. For more information, call RHUMC at 756-2190.

 2007 youth calendars

 The youth department of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is selling 2007 calendars for only $15. The calendar features photos of the youth and their fun events over the past few years. They’re fantastic! Call the church office for your copy at 756-2190.

 Bryan County Arts Council singers

   The Bryan County Arts Council, under the direction of Donna Dasher, has a busy schedule for the month of February. On Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., the group holds a rehearsal at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill. Another rehearsal is on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at noon in the sanctuary of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. Thereafter, rehearsals are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Richmond Hill UMC at Noon, and every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Manor. YOU ARE INVITED to sing with this group which does a variety of kinds of music. To get in touch with Dasher, email her at Everyone is welcome.

Classes at First Baptist Church of Pembroke
First Baptist Church of Pembroke has a continuing class on English as a Second Language. If you or someone you know needs this service, call Steffany Miller at 653-5860. Everyone is welcome.
The church also offers a continuing course entitled “Building a Christian Worldview.” This course will be offered throughout February. Music will be provided by the FBC Pembroke Praise Band “Driven.” For more information, call 653-4952.

Valentine’s dinner at CCCC
Coastal Community Christian Church will have its Valentine’s Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 14. This is a great time to treat your sweetheart. A mystery chef will be preparing a delicious spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings. Donations will be accepted, with all the proceeds going to pay for passports for church members who are traveling to Jamaica in June for a mission trip. Come out and eat spaghetti for a good cause. Church phone number is 727-4747.
 Savannah Sinfonietta at Richmond Hill UMC
The Savannah Sinfonietta will perform with Mary Wilson of Richmond Hill at Trinity United Methodist Church of Savannah at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14. Along with Wilson, local musicians throughout the area will perform. For more information, call the Richmond Hill UMC @756-2190 or 800-514-3849 for tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.
Free tax assistance
The elderly, needy, or teenagers/students are welcome to get help preparing their taxes from Betty Rosenthal CPA, who has set up several afternoons to be at the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. To schedule an appointment, call the church at 756-2190

Margaret Hendrix covers community news for the Bryan County News. She can be reached at 756-4787.

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