One evening, over dinner with her family at Golden Corral, eight-year-old Shannon Holcomb announced, "I want to save the world."
Dr. Ira Lamar Couey, a retired gynecologist who serves on the Richmond Hill Historical Society board, faces this week's Prouse questionnaire:
Feb. 10: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you recreate "Starry Night" with step-by-step instruction from local artist, Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 registration fee. Class will be held from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall (16491 Hwy.144). To register, call 659-0098 or visit www.picassoforanight.com.
On Friday evening, Magnolia Manor residents will be treated to a Valentine's Day themed concert as part of one young girl's effort to give back to her community.
Christy Sherman, a volunteer at Fort McAllister State Historic Site and Richmond Hill Museum, faces this week's Proust questionnaire.
Feb. 4: "Love is in the Air" concert – Join Savannah Children's Choir member, Hanna Suddath, and friends (see feature story on Page 21) for a concert featuring vocal and instrumental performances of popular love songs. Event will take place at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Manor.
Historian Buddy Sullivan, who wrote "The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Rice-grower," lectured at the Richmond Hill Historical Society Thursday.
Tammy Collins never wanted a run-of-the-mill desk job. An athlete who has always loved the outdoors, she craved daily changes and challenges.
Jack Hyde, owner of Executive Resorts and proprietor of Jack's 3 Stool Bar and Lady in the Moon Observatory, got to face the questionnaire this week:
Jan. 20: Book Club for Adults – New members are welcome to join Richmond Hill Public Library's Adult Book Club, meeting at the library from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop by to join or learn more about the club, where you can get acquainted with both interesting books and people.
There's a new sweet spot in town.
Shannon GaNun, director of communications and membership for the Ford Plantation, answers this week's questionnaire:
Jan. 12: Women's Business Alliance meeting – If you're a female business owner or professional working in Richmond Hill, Women's Business Alliance of Richmond Hill invites you to their first meeting of 2011, which will take place from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. at the RHBC Chamber office (2591 U.S. Hwy. 17, #100). To learn more, contact WBARichmondHill@roundtablelive.org.
Richmond Hill Community Theatre was created in February 2010 to enrich and entertain Richmond Hill via quality theatrical productions. The group hopes to build on that mission in its second year and beyond through additional community involvement.
Susan Justice, technology resource teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary School, answered this week's questionnaire:
Valerie's future looked bleak in 2003, when she was placed in an orphanage in the Fuling province of China at just four months after being born. Now 10 years old, her photo shows a girl with silky black hair and doe eyes, but aside from her physical appearance, her mother, Christine Meade, knows very little about her.
Magda Bresson took her camera to the recent back-to-school rally at the Savannah Civic Center.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Savannah Riverfront Labor Day Weekend Ultimate Tailgate - Ready for some football? Bring a chair to Rousakis Plaza in downtown Savannah and watch multiple college games in front of three large inflatable screens. The Arbor Stage will feature a 15-foot screen in addition to two 10-foot screens at each end of the plaza. The event is free and there will be tailgate games, food vendors, ice cold beverages and First Saturday arts and crafts vendors.
There was once a time in Sandra Elliot's life when running - her favorite form of exercise - was nearly impossible due to numbing pain in her legs and back. She underwent back surgery in 2006 following her service in the Army but said she still felt helpless and defeated by the immobilizing pain that kept her from doing the things she loved.
Come along with Magdalena Bresson's camera to the Topo Athletics 5K and 10K Trek.
Aug. 17: The Color Run - Racers from all over the coastal empire and beyond will line up in Savannah's Forsyth Park for a very colorful 5k run. Runners start the race at 8 a.m. wearing white and finish wearing the colors that have been thrown on them throughout the race. The cost is $45 per solo runner and $40 for runners competing in teams. A portion of the proceeds benefit Horizons programming at Savannah Country Day School and Bethesda Academy. To register or find more information, visit thecolorrun.com/savannah-2.