Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m., when clocks are set ahead one hour.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine wants to remind Georgians that they must change their clocks to daylight saving time earlier this year – and they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.
Oxendine said the annual change from standard time to daylight saving time, whenever it occurs, is a good time to make sure your smoke alarm is working as it should.
Boys and girls, ages one year through 5th grade are invited to the Pembroke Assembly of God’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The church is located at 1514 Bacontown Road, Pembroke. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts, the Easter story, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and a door prize. All activities are free. For more information please call Gloria Bennett at 912-748-6058.
The Bryan County Republican Party will convene its Precinct Mass Meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the county Republican Party Convention. The Bryan County Republican Party will start the mass meeting at 9 a.m. and the convention will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15.
The purpose of the convention is to elect three delegates and three alternates to the 2008 Republican National Convention, which will be in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 1.
Both will be held at the Bryan County's Sheriff's Complex on Sgt. Michael Larson Road in Richmond Hill. All residents who are legally registered to vote and believe in the principals of the Republican Party are urged to participate.
The district convention will be Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Country Day School. The state convention will be May 16 at 2 p.m. in Columbus Civic Center.
For more information, contact Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the Bryan County Republican Party, at 665-2943.
A "Boating Skills and Seamanship" class will be presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary beginning March 25. The course is designed for both the novice and the experienced boater.
The classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights for eight classes, from 7-9 p.m. at the Dept. of Human Resources, 761 Wheaton St., Savannah. Many insurance companies offer a discount rate for those who have taken the course.
Topics include things like which boat is for you, equipment for your boat, handling your boat, 'highway' signs, the rules you must follow, inland boating, navigation and weather, and more.
The classes are free but the materials are $30 or $35 for a couple. For info or directions, call Kent Shockley, 897-7656 or Ted Phillips, 727-2417.
Richmond Hill Garden Club’s monthly meeting is Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library. Linda Lamb will be guest speaker for the topic of "The Wild Garden Project." The public is invited to attend the meeting; for more information call 727-3219.
Disney College Program recruiters will visit Georgia Southern University to seek candidates for paid internships at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla.
The program runs from May or August through early January 2009.
The Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens is having their Spring Garden and Arts Festival Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
There will be arts and crafts vendors, plant vendors, horticulture lectures, food and snacks, strawberry picking and entertainment. Call 921-5460 for more info or to sign up as a vendor.
The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church Deaconnesses are sponsoring a dinner March 14-15 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The menu includes BBQ ribs, fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, black/bone rice and corn bread. The price of each plate is $8. Contact Mrs. Gracie (Dolly) Greene at 727-2163.
The Pembroke Masonic Lodge 469 will host a spaghetti supper Friday, March 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinners are a $6 donation per person.
The United States Signal Corps Program will be Saturday, March 8 and Sunday March 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort McAllister State Historic Park.
The US Signal Corps will provide demonstrations on Civil War communications techniques and tools. There will also be other interpretive talks on the war, as well as black powder demonstrations.
Cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. Call 727-2339 for more information.
Clean up day
Pembroke Senior Center is hosting a clean-up day for the center Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to move some furniture, minor cleaning inside and outside and possibly wash the vans.
For more information, call Tara Jennings at 756-3602 or Terri Taylor at 653-5793.
The Bryan/Evans Retired Educators Association will meet Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 a.m., at Southern Image Restaurant. For information, call Esther Sexson at 727-3013, Jean Owens at 653-4732, or Jerry Swain at 739-2686.
Carla Case-McCorvey, DVM of Case Veterinary Hospital, will be the guest speaker at the bimonthly luncheon for the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill on March 12.
It will be at Southern Image Restaurant on Hwy. 17 from noon-1 p.m. To learn more about Case Veterinary Hospital, log on to www.casevet.com or call 352-3081.
St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on March 19 in Pembroke and March 12 at the Bryan County Health Dept. in Richmond Hill. St. Joseph’s/Candler bills most insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare/Champus, and Blue Choice HMO and PPO. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify.
Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 819-6800. For non-appointment-related information about Mobile Mammography, or to inquire about the Mobile Unit at your workplace, call 354-9357.
There is an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Pembroke at City Hall from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20.
The next program to be presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs will take place Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center (305 Fahm Street, behind the Visitors Center).
The program, sponsored by SunTrust Bank, will feature Dr. Jeffrey A. Bader, Dir. of the John L. Thornton China Center and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC, on the subject of ‘China’s Rise: What it Means for American Interests’
Admission is free for members of the Savannah Council on World Affairs, and for students. A charge of $5 is made for non-members. Parking is free at the Coastal Georgia Center.
The Continuing Education Center at GSU is offering an online real estate licensing course. The 75-hour, pre-license course is required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for people who wish to become a licensed real estate salesperson.
In addition to the pre-license course, Georgia Southern offers post-license and continuing education credit options approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
For more information, visit http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/conted or call (912) 871-1755.
The Sand Hill Baptist Church, located at 1936 Sand Hill Road, will be having their Church Spring Fling on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be fun, music, games and prizes. Everything is free and everyone in the community is welcome to come join in. Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be provided.
Mill Creek Baptist Church will have its Easter Consecration Week, March 19-21, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. A different speaker is scheduled each night.
The church will host a choir anniversary on March 30 at 2 p.m.
A public hearing will be held March 10 and March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill City Hall council chambers at 40 Richard R. Davis Drive. The meeting will be to review the City of Richmond Hill’s proposed tree ordinance.
Support the band
The Richmond Hill Middle School Band Boosters are planning a garage sale at J.F. Gregory Park Saturday, March 8 to raise funds for the Wildcats Wind Band. Contact Kelly Sutterfield, RHWBB President, 756-7795, or email@example.com.
Middle Georgia College’s (MGC) Peacock Gallery is opening an exhibition of works by James Holland entitled "Wildlife Photography."
Holland, who was named to the 2008 Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians list, is well known throughout the state for his efforts to protect Georgia’s largest watershed as the Altamaha Riverkeeper. His appreciation and respect for the beauty of nature is reflected in the photographs that will be displayed in MGC’s Peacock Gallery. The exhibit runs until March 28.
The Peacock Gallery is located in Russell Hall on the Cochran MGC campus; hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday. For more information, contact Charlie Agnew at (478) 934-3043.
Fort King George
Scottish Heritage Day will be Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
There will also be a genealogy workshop Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. The event is free to attend. This workshop will focus upon tracing one’s family roots through use of archival resources, with particular focus upon Scottish ancestry. The workshop will be conducted by Jim McDonald, Clan Donald genealogist.
For more information, call 437-4770 or visit www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge.
St. Pat's dance
There will be a Saint Patrick’s Day dance at Magnolia Manor that is free and open to the public. That event is scheduled for March 14, 6-8 p.m. It will be held in the main dining room with music provided by DJ Thurston Clary.
Canaan Baptist Church’s Annual Barbecue Dinner is Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Join them for your choice of barbecue ribs, chicken, sandwiches or a Boston Butt. Dinners are $8, sandwiches are $5. Rev. Floyd Hartford is pastor, Deacon Louis Golden Jr. is chairman. For more information, call 756-3533.
Energy Oasis 5K
Energy Oasis will hold its second annual 5K race on April 19 at 9 a.m. They have chosen the International Rett Syndrome Foundation to be the beneficiary of the race, with local Richmond Hill resident Amber Gant, 13, as their inspiration and representative. For more information, call Kathy Ackerman at 756-5865.
The Richmond Hill and Bryan County 2008 Business & Consumer Expo is scheduled for April 18 and 19 at the Richmond Hill Recreation Center. The Friday event is slotted as a business to business gathering. The Saturday event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public, free of charge.
Businesses that wish to participate or individuals who would like to help out can get more information by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 756-3444 or Shirley Heagerty at 756-7113.
The Richmond Hill Friends of the Library desperately need paperback books in the mystery, spy and adventure genre. These paperbacks 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.
Head Start centers are located in Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Camden and Tattnall counties. All centers are accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. For additional information about the program, please contact the center at 653-4990.
United Way of the Coastal Empire has established a "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."
Applications can be made by contacting American Red Cross at 651-5321 or Salvation Army at 651-7120 to schedule an appointment.
Donors may send checks to United Way of the Coastal Empire earmarked "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund." A hundred percent of contributions will go to help affected victims and their families. Credit card donations may be made by calling 651-7701 or by mailing a check or money order payable to United Way of the Coastal Empire with "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund" in the memo line to: United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
Jacob Grant center
The Jacob Grant Community Center will be hosting a "Good Friday Girls Dessert Day" on March 21. Girls of any age are invited to come sit and share some stories with their senior citizens. If you have a famous dessert you would like to bring, please bring it with you to 185 Ballpark Rd. Dessert and coffee will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., call 756-3828 for more info.
Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM, a six-week group personal training program, is now taking registrations. Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. from March 24–May 5 (Class will not be held Mon., Apr. 14.) In addition to the three weekly sessions, each client will receive a workout for two additional days each week (12 total).
Participants must be a member of Non-Stop Fitness in Richmond Hill. If you are not a member, please ask at the front desk of Non-Stop Fitness about special rates for Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM members. Free child care will be provided on-site as a member benefit of Non-Stop Fitness.
More information is available at www.shannonganun.com.
RH Rec Board
Richmond Hill Recreation Board of Director’s Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Bottoms. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
The American Legion Post 164 of Pembroke, is once again selling Vidalia jumbo onions to support the post activities. A 10-pound bag is $7.50; 25-pound bag is $15. Delivery will be late April or early May. Call BJ Clark at 653-4958 or Billy Marshall at 653-4933 to place an order, or see any member of the post. Tickets will be available until late April in the Pembroke, Ellabell and Richmond Hill area.
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