St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church on Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill presents its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The bazaar includes a rummage sale, Christmas crafts, hotdogs and drinks. Bargains available on clothing, toys, home decor, household items, a collection of taxidermy animals and birds and much more.
Harvest for all
Bryan County Farm Bureau is collecting staple food items until Nov. 10, during the statewide Harvest for All Campaign coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau in an effort to help Georgians in need. Staple food items recommended for donation include peanut butter, cereal, toaster pastries, rice, dried beans, macaroni and cheese, canned meats, soups and vegetables and meal kits such as Hamburger Helper. If you would like to participate in the food drive, please deliver your food donation to the Bryan County Farm Bureau office, located at 24 East Bacon Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. For more information please call our office at 653-2310.
Before teens get the car keys, parents need to make sure their children have learned the skills needed to be responsible drivers. That’s why the Coastal Health District and Pembroke Police Department are offering parents and teens a free course to help them prepare now for a lifetime of safe driving. The program is called Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error), and will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
You can register for the course by calling 644-5209 or online at gachd.org·
The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority, Inc. will assist eligible households with heating assistance.
Georgia’s Heating Assistance program will start Thursday, Nov. 1, for homebound, disabled and elderly households 65 years old or older.
Also households with individuals who have life-threatening medical conditions and have been disconnected or are in danger of being disconnected may apply. All other eligible families may apply starting December 1. Payments will be made directly to the home energy supplier.
Eligibility is determined by income. Anyone wishing to apply for benefits in Bryan County should call 1-866-423-8081 for an appointment. Households will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program will close when funds are exhausted.
The United Way of Bryan County is holding its First Annual Ball Drop fundraiser. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Bryan Bank & Trust, First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Richmond Hill and Pembroke, all of the Savannah Banks, and the United Way in Richmond Hill, Pembroke, and Savannah.
A helicopter will drop numbered golf balls, corresponding to ticket numbers, over the Sterling Links Golf Club in Richmond Hill on Nov. 1, at 4 p.m.
The ball that lands in, or closest to, the designated hole, will win a brand new golf cart donated by Futch’s Auto and Golf Cart Sales of Richmond Hill.
For more information, contact Janice Blunt at 756-5333 or 653-5344.
On Oct. 31 from 5-9 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church will be having Hallelujah Night. The public is invited. For more information contact Linda Kicklighter at 858-2774 or visit BeulahBaptistPembroke.com.
Everyone is invited to Abundant Life Church of God’s Fall Revival Nov. 4-7, with Evangelist Larry Richards. Service times are Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and weekdays at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 653-3696 or 653-3697.
Friends of the Martin family have opened a trust fund to help offset medical costs for Richmond Hill High School student Emily Martin.
Martin was brought to intensive care at Memorial Hospital on Sept. 22 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Little Neck Road. All donations to the account will be used to help offset medical expenses incurred throughout Martin’s extended hospital stay, as well as for medical equipment and physical therapy that may be required during her recovery.
Donations can be made to the Martin family at Bryan Bank and Trust on Ford Avenue, 756-4444.
Interested in helping animals? Bryan Animal Caregivers needs you. Just a couple of hours a month can make a huge difference. The group is seeking volunteers to organize/assist with fundraisers; promote spay/neuter at local events; update our website; handle media contacts; answer voice mail; foster a homeless animal; assist with adoptions; and/or help with dog obedience. Call 727-2694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.
AL Post 164
American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary also meets at the same time.
The post is located on Highway 280 west, approximately ½ mile past Harvey’s on the right. All veterans are invited to attend. The Post is available to the community for use for family functions, etc. For more information call 653-4958 or 653-4933.
AL Post 27
American Legion Post 27, Richmond Hill, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Brogdon-Speirs Building. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. All vets are invited to attend, whether members or not, to see what the post does for Richmond Hill and soldiers overseas.
Sand Hill Baptist
A Fall Festival at Sand Hill Baptist Church will be held Nov. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the games, food and fun. The church is located at 1936 Sand Hill Road, Guyon. Visit www.sandhillbaptist.com for more information.
Everyone is invited to a book signing by author Vanessa Miller on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sensational Minds. Miller is the author of the Rain series. The bookstore is located at 129 E. Montgomery Crossroad in the Oakhurst Shopping Plaza near White Bluff Road. For more information call 927-8600 or visit www.sensationalminds.com.
Arts on the Coast
Arts on the Coast will hold its election of board of directors for 2008 at our general meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Magnolia Manor at 7 p.m. Voting ballets will be mailed out to our members and should be returned by Nov. 15 or brought to this meeting for inclusion. Any ballets received after the 15th will not be valid. This is your chance to help define the organization. The club's general meetings are always open to the public.
In addition, the 2008 Arts on the Coast calendar is now available and includes artwork from visual arts members! You may call Kathy at 727-3820 or Tina at The Midway Gallery at 884-2736 or, drop by the Chamber of Commerce to purchase. It comes with 2008 dates for: Arts on the Coast, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Exchange Club, Garden Club, Historical Society, Business After Hours, Women’s Business Alliance, and the Bamboo Farm.
Calling all vets
Lanier Primary School will present a program on Monday night, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. to honor all the veterans of the community and of its students’ families. This program has become an annual event for the veterans of the area. Students in the gifted enrichment program will present an inspirational program of song and verse. Members of the Bryan County High School Jr. ROTC will assist in the presentation of the colors.
All veterans are invited to attend this special event. The following information should be sent to Lanier Primary School so that Veterans can be recognized at the program: Name of Veteran and Branch of Armed Forces in which service occurred.
For further information, please call Lanier Primary School at 626-5020. Please join in this special patriotic tribute for the veterans of our community who have helped ensure freedom for all.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library are in desperate need of paper back books in the mystery, spy, adventure and romance genre. These paper backs have to be in good condition: no missing covers, torn or yellowed pages. The re-sale of these books benefits the Richmond Hill Public Library. All donations are tax free. Bring books to the Richmond Hill Library. Call 756-3580 for more information.
John Reddan, Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Eldercare Solutions, will take part in the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event is slated for Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm. Reddan plans to focus his lecture on the keys to successful aging.
Each month, Magnolia Manor hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at its Richmond Hill campus. The monthly event begins at 5:30 and includes a light supper. After the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. The event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP by calling Julie Gartside at (912) 756-4300.
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church’s Annual Bar-B-Que, Bazaar and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 17. A community tradition since 1951, this fund-raiser occurs every year on the Saturday immediately proceeding Thanksgiving.
The bazaar features handmade items by the church’s Bunny Club Craft Group. Our silent auction consists of donated items from merchants here in Richmond Hill and the surrounding areas of Savannah, Hinesville, and Midway. Scheduled events: Bulk food sales: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dine in or takeout food service: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Silent Auction: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Bazaar: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meal tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 756-2190. Also available are pre-orders of whole hams, quarts of potato salad and apples. Chopped ham and skins can be purchased by the pound and BBQ sauce by the quart and gallon on the day of the auction. All pre-ordered whole hams must to be picked up by 3 p.m. the day of the event
Be a teacher
Savannah Technical College will host Vee Butler from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission at the Savannah Campus (5717 White Bluff Road) on Thursday, Nov. 1 to conduct four information sessions for students and community members interested in learning about alternative avenues to becoming a teacher in Georgia’s public schools.
The information sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be held in the Savannah Room (Goodman Hall upstairs) beginning at 9:40 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 4:40 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.
For additional information, please contact Jolene Keevy at 443-5880 or email@example.com .