37 Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to email@example.com.
Readings & Signings A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc.
is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.
A Missing Steam Train
The Casual Poets Society
The Coastal Heritage Society is trying to locate a working replica of the Central of Georgia’s No. 406 passenger train that was built in the 1950s by machinist J.L. Owen. The 1/12th sized train operated on actual steam power and included child-sized passenger cars. Owen pulled kids around the former Gold Star Ranch, which was located off White Bluff Road. Anyone with information about the train is asked to call Michael Jordan at 651-6895 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.
Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia
Take a walk on the wild side
Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.
Wild Islands & Estuaries Join naturalist John ”Crawfish” Crawford aboard Capt. Mike Neal’s Island Explorer on a discovery cruise through Georgia’s tidal creeks and saltmarsh. Look for dolphins, birds, oysters and other inhabitants of the coastal estuary. Venture ashore on Williamson Island, Georgia’s youngest barrier island. Reservations required. Cost is $40. Call 897-5108.
Pets and Animals 2005 Home 4 the Holidays A pet adoption and fundraising drive is being conducted by Coastal Pet Rescue. Adoptions in December will be rewarded with a free weekend of pet-sitting from At Home Pet Sitters, adoption treats from Winston’s Bakery, a $10 off coupon for pet first aid and CPR training from the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross and coupons and information from Purina’s Rally to Rescue program. Call Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151 or visit www.coastalpetrescue.org.
Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets A new website has been launched to help people reclaim lost pets. It is located at www.thepetrescue.com. t
Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.
The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.
Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.
Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 232-1339.
Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 652-3496.
Woodlawn United Methodist Church
Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.
Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Affirming the worth and dignity of every person. A Celebration of Kwanzaa will be presented Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. Religious education is provided for K-12 youth. Call 233-6284 or send e-mail to UUBC2@aol.com.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The church has moved to a temporary home at the Congregation Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. on Monterey Square. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.
Sunday school is at 9:45, worship at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City.
Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.
Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Masters Adult Swimming is available at the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr., next to Lake Mayer. Levels are Beginner, Fitness, Triathlete and Competitive. Times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:306:45 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. For information, call Scott Rabalais at
Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This performance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.
Tea time at Ola's is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.
Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry will be held the third Monday of each month from 8-11 p.m. at 800 E. Derenne Ave. Poets should stop by by 7 p.m. The fee is $5 general admission and $2 for poets. All are welcome regardless of race, sexual orientation or class. For directions, call 354-1678 or 352-2134.
Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.
Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.
Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m.,
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Tybee Island Marine Science Center
Inspirational book club
invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway.
at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.
meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.
Wildwood United Methodist Church
Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www.TheDolphinProject.org.
Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club
praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.