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Arts on the Coast looks to grow
Three students who had parts in the RHES second grade play and tribute to Georgia Week are (above, left to right) Raymond Stasco, Sheldon Weed and Abigal Clarke. - photo by By Margaret Hendrix

Barbara Estes, president of Arts on the Coast, wants everyone to know that there are many activities that the group sponsors for the enjoyment of the whole family. This local organization is an art association which fosters the development of visual art, music, drama, and dance in Bryan County and neighboring coastal community counties.

Estes noted that the group is non-profit and presents programs for the enjoyment of members and the public. Members are dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts in the local community. Educational and performance opportunities are available. Some of last year’s programs included art lectures, painting demonstrations, films, musical events, art openings, and special fundraising activities.

There is a wide range of talented artists in the local area. Some of the programs offered last years were art exhibits, dinner theatre, choral groups, drama programs, and dance. The local artists are involved in a variety of artistic media.

If you are interested in joining the Arts in the Coast, there are individual and family memberships. You do not have to be an artist to join. A quarterly newsletter is published with future events and happenings of interest to member. All future performances are listed in the newsletter. Meetings are held every third Thursdays, with a social time at 7 p.m. and a business meeting and a program of interest from an invited guest. Estes is inviting everyone to join Arts on the Coast. An individual membership costs just $25 per year. Student membership is $15, with a family membership at $35. Patron membership is $75, benefactor membership is $250, and any donor is whatever amount he can give. There are personal and corporate memberships. Make checks to ARTS ON THE COAST Vikki Leahy, 218 Oxford Drive in Richmond Hill 31324.


RHES class presents Georgia history: The second grade classes at Richmond Hill Elementary School presented a program on Georgia history for other students, teachers, and parents on February 8th. Second grade students sang several songs, such as "Oglethorpe’s March" and "Going Home to Georgia." Their fellow students responded with enthusiasm.

The second grade teachers who guided the students and made the program a success were Patrice Black, Rosanne Grant, Tonini, and Lisa Arthur. Under the direction of these teachers, the second grade students gave a memorable performance


Tax return relief: Betty Rosenthal , CPA, will be at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church to assist the needy and elderly on the morning of February 23. Call 756-2190 to schedule an appointment. RHUMC is at 9050 Ford Avenue.


Musical program: Mary Wilson, along with Vale Rideout, will perform February 14-16 with the Savannah Sinfonietta during Valentine’s Week. Times and places are: February 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m., February 15 at Jewish Educational Alliance Center at 7:30 p.m., and February 16 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.


Singing at Magnolia Manor: Arts on the Coast Singers will be singing for a sing-a-long at Magnolia Manor on Monday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Rehearsal will be on Tuesday, February 20 at Noon in the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. Contact the director, Donna Dasher, at


Valentine's dinner: Coastal Community Christian Church will have a Valentine’s Dinner on Wednesday, February 14. A ‘mystery chef" will be preparing a spaghetti meal with all the trimmings. Proceeds go to passports for those who will go to Jamaica in June for a mission’s trip.


English as a second language: First Baptist Church of Pembroke is offering a course of "English as a Second Language." The class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and has been meeting since January 15. All are welcome to attend.

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




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