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.
In February 1736, General James Oglethorpe paid a visit to the young settlement of Darien in colonial Georgia. There, he feasted and celebrated with the town’s Scottish settlers.
Come help toast the General and his Scottish soldiers during a recreation of this festive event at Fort King George. The evening will include a candlelight dinner in the fort featuring authentic Scottish cuisine and various living history activities. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23; cost is $30 per person, RSVP by February 19 to (912) 437-4770. Learn more by visiting www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge.
Sec. of State Karen Handel wants to remind voters to bring photo ID when participating in the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary Election. Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person: a Georgia driver’s license, even if expired; any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID card issued by your county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services; valid U.S. passport; valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state; valid U.S. military photo ID; or valid tribal photo ID.
If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a free Voter ID card at their county registrars’ office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Contact information for county registrars can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/2000_voter_info.asp.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Voters can find registration information, including polling locations and legislative districts, by visiting http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/locator.asp or by calling (888) 265-1115.
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.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the Craig R. Tremble and Sons Funeral Home. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Pembroke Chapel site, 66 Ledford Street.
Bryan County Head Start at 166 Bacontown Road in Pembroke is currently accepting applications for the coming school year. Complete services are provided for all children, including those with special needs. Children must be at least 3-years-old, and not older than 5 before Sept. 1, 2008. The following documentation is needed for enrollment in the Head Start Program: birth certificate, updated shot record, proof of income, complete physical, dental exam, social security card and insurance card. For more information please call Ann Chance at 653-4990.
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
Need a speaker?
Is your organization looking for a speaker for your next meeting. If so CASA can help by telling you how you can make a difference in the lives of abused children in our community. For more information, please call CASA at 447-8908.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 Speir Brogdon 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.
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 one half 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.
Yard or garage sale signs are not to be attached to any utility poles, light poles or road signs of any type within the Richmond Hill city limits. Yard or garage sale signs are permitted as long as they are freestanding. For more information, call Code Enforcement Officer Chaley Davis at 756-3592.
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