Bryan County Extension Agent David Moulder will be the featured speaker at the February meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The club will meet at the Richmond Hill Library at 10 a.m. Mr. Moulder will speak on water conservation in the home garden and landscape and will be available to answer any questions. The public is always invited to attend the Garden Club meetings. For more information call 727-3219.
The Richmond Hill Museum and Welcome Center, along with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Historical Society, will be part of the Georgia Historical Society’s "Super Museum Sunday" on Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon until 4 p.m. This event is in conjunction with the 275th celebration of Georgia Day.
For 275 years, the celebration of the founding of the Colony of Georgia at Savannah on Feb. 12, 1733, by James Edward Oglethorpe, has been a tradition among Georgians.
On this special occasion, the community is invited to help pay tribute to James Oglethorpe as the 2008 Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia Day’s honoree.
Join in the commemoration of the founding of Georgia, honoring the life and legacy of General Oglethorpe, and celebrating the state’s unique and storied past and the history of Richmond Hill.
The Museum and Welcome Center will feature local historian and author Buddy Sullivan speaking on "The History of Bryan County" at 1 p.m., Jay Volker speaking on "Turpentine" at 2 p.m. and there will be activities for children of all ages inspired by children of long ago through out the day.
For information, contact Christy Hyer, director of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, at 756-2676 or 572-5228 or ChristyHyer@yahoo.com.
There will also be a Super Museum Sunday of special programs from 1-4 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Ft. Argyle Rd. (Rt. 204) located 2.3 miles west of I-95. There will be free admission to the Museum & Nature Center and all programs.
The schedule of events is: at 1 p.m., there will be a Canal Archaeology Tour, a reptile show at 2 p.m. with native turtles, snakes and frogs, a 3 p.m. talk on barges, canoes and rafts and a towpath walk at 4 p.m.
The Museum & Nature Center will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sales of plants, gift and craft items will continue throughout the day. Food sales will begin at 11:30 a.m. The special programs will cover a wide range of topics. For more information, call 748-8068 or e-mail email@example.com.
Abundant Life Church of God is currently putting the business of the church in order and would like to inform any former members who would like to remain on active status in the church record to call the church at 653-3696, or come by to help the clerks complete the annual current members’ list. Bishop David C. Norris is pastor of the church, and invites all to come join the congregation at church. The church is located at 119 Wildwood Church Road, north of Pembroke.
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 12:10-12:50 p.m., there will be the second of a "Brown Bag Lecture Series" on gardening related topics. This series will alternate between Hinesville and Richmond Hill and is sponsored by the Bryan and Liberty County Master Gardener Associations and the Richmond Hill Garden Club. These sessions will be held on the third Wednesdays of each month at the Stevens Wetlands Center at Gregory Park in Richmond Hill on even-numbered months, and at Stafford Park in Hinesville on odd-numbered months. The topic for February is "Lawn/Turf Management." The public is invited.
The Richmond Hill Friends of the Library desperately need paperback books in the mystery, spy and adventure genre. These paper backs have to be in good condition: no missing covers, torn or yellowed pages. The resale of these books benefits the Richmond Hill Public Library. All donations are tax deductible. Please bring books to the Richmond Hill Public Library. Call 756-3580 for more information.
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc. administers the Head Start Program from its main office in Brunswick. It operates eleven centers, in nine counties; and is presently funded to serve a total of 917 preschool children. Centers are located in the following counties: Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Camden and Tattnall.
Presently all centers are accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. Children for the Head Start program must be at least three years old, and not older than five years old, on or before September 1, 2008.
The Head Start program provides individualized and group child activities helping children fulfill their developmental potential. While at the center, each child is considered a unique person with exploring minds and educational needs. The program believes each child as the potential for future growth. This approach is also well suited to help children with special needs. In addition, the program offers two meals and a snack daily, parent involvement activities; health, dental and social services; as well as speech and language screenings. There is no cost to parents for this program.
Applications for eligibility may be completed at the center. The following documents will be required: birth certificate, proof of income (2007 W-2 or tax forms, three consecutive pay stubs, Social Security or DFCS letter, letter from employer, etc.), State of GA Pre-School Immunization Record (Form 3231), and a physician’s letter for any child with special needs. For enrollment, the following documents will be requested: social security numbers for each family member, a physical examination, a dental examination, and a current Medicaid, PeachCare or private insurance card if applicable.
For additional information about the program, please contact the center at 653-4990.
Want to love your heart this Valentine’s Day? Then head over to Magnolia Manor, where personal trainer Derek Frazier will share his secrets on how to live a heart healthy life. The event, which is part of the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast, will be Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Call 756-4300 or visit www.magnoliamanor.com for more information.
RH Rec Board
Richmond Hill Recreation Board of Director’s Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Bottoms. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Rotary is gearing up for its annual fundraiser. The event will be held on Feb. 23 at the Speir Brogdon building with the theme of 'Rhinestone Cowboy.' The event is open to the public and will host a silent auction and grand prize drawings. Some items include dinner and cruise, artwork, or an all-expense paid trip to Russia. Tickets can be purchased from Rotary members or at the Chamber of Commerce office off Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill.
Free tax prep
Happy Hearts of First Baptist Church Richmond Hill will be sponsoring free tax preparations for Senior Adults by AARP in the church fellowship hall every Wednesday between Feb. 6 through April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 9184 Ford Avenue, Hwy 144. For more information please call the church office at 756-2196.
Richmond Hill Toastmasters is held every Monday, 8:30 a.m. at Magnolia Manor. For more information visit www.toastmasters.org or call 912.341.9832.
Would you like to share your memories, military or family stories with our patients?
Make your New Year’s resolution to volunteer a reality by becoming a friend to a Hospice Savannah Homecare or Hospice House patient and their family.
Special weekend training offered on the first two Saturdays in February (both sessions necessary), from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Community Education Room, Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Manager at 355-2289 or go to www.hospicesavannah.org
On Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Wetlands Center in Richmond Hill, the Richmond Hill Historical Society will present Kandi Carle as The Victorian Lady. Carle has traveled the east coast in this "one woman show" taking audiences on a journey of discovery of lifestyles during the Civil War, Victorian, and Edwardian periods.
This presentation is part of Richmond Hill Historical Society’s on-going lecture series, offered at no charge to members and the general public. Come learn about the past; it may help you understand the future.
Please call the Richmond Hill Museum at 756-3697 or 756-2676 if you need more information or need directions.
Are you interested in learning about the environment around you? If so, you may want to take the Master Naturalist course.
Cost of the program is $175 which will include all materials necessary for the course, plus several other manuals to make your learning experience more enjoyable and easier. This fee does not cover transportation. Fee for applicant’s spouse is $100. Only one set of books per couple. This program is presented by the Coastal Georgia County Extension Offices.
Applications will be accepted by the Bryan County Extension office until Feb. 27. Class size is limited to 25 applicants. To receive an application or for more information, please call David Moulder at 653-2231 Bryan County Extension or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts on the Coast will sponsor a series of six Reader’s Theatre Workshops in Richmond Hill for anyone interested, beginning Feb. 12. Reader’s Theatre allows everyone the opportunity to be an actor. The series will be six nights, from Feb. 12 through March 18, with a performance on March 18. Arts on the Coast members may attend for free; non members are $10 for the whole 6 weeks. If you are interested or would like more information about Reader’s Theatre, please contact Jacki Scott at 756-7841 or Barbara Estes at 727-2538 no later than Feb. 8. Workshops will be held at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM and are limited to 30 people 18 and over.
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