Nine-week financial course available
Dave Ramsey presents Financial Peace University at New Life Assembly of God, at 5146 Leonard Blvd. S. Classes will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.
The nine-week course provides participants with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.
The course meets once a week and a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD, followed by a small-group discussion.
Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.
FPU lessons also include guest speakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Ramsey; Jon Acuff, author of the Wall Street Journal best-seller "Quitter" and blog Stuff Christians Like; and Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the Ramsey organization.
For details and to register, call Jason Goss at (239) 369-6147.
After purchasing a membership, each participant receives a workbook, Ramsey's "Complete Guide to Money," an envelope system and an audio CD library.
Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons.
To purchase a membership, go to: www.daveramsey.com.
Annual Artists', Crafters' Holiday Bazaar planned
The 6th Annual Artists' and Crafters' Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church, at 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers.
Sponsored by Women's Guild, it will feature holiday gifts, a bake sale, crafts, raffle prizes, refreshments and live entertainment.
Free admission and parking.
Proceeds from the event will be used toward the guild's projects.
For information, call (239) 561-2245 or visit online at: www.johnxxiii.net.
Annual Fall Festival set
St. Raphael's Catholic Church will host the annual Fall Festival on Nov. 14-17 at 2514 Lee Blvd.
The event features rides, food, music, a bake sale and auctions. There will also be entertainment under the big tent each evening and a spaghetti dinner Nov. 16.
The church is currently seeking donations for the silent auction. To donate, contact Skip or Linda Addison at (205) 495-8604 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements can be made to pick up donations.
The chuch is also looking for sponsors.
For more information, visit: www.srfallfest.com.