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Black history

Mill Creek Baptist Church Baptist Church will host its annual Black History Program Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. The event will feature The Missionary Gospel Singer of Savannah, and others.

March 19-21, the church will also host its Easter Consecration Week at 7:30 p.m.


Bamboo Fest

The Bamboo Farm’s First Annual Bamboo Festival will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission.

Bamboo experts will present educational lectures demonstrations. There will be tours of the Farm’s bamboo groves, featuring 130 different types. Vendors will offer bamboo plants and bamboo crafts.

For more information, call 921-5460.


Pesticide training

Pesticide training will be held for professionals at The Bamboo Farm.

Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., will cover Applying Pesticides Correctly and Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., covers Ornamentals and Turfgrass Pest Control. Advance registration is required, call 921-5460. The fee is $10 per day, payable in cash or by check at the door. Study guides must be obtained in advance from the University of Georgia Agricultural Office, 706-542-8999.

Landscapers and lawn-care specialists are required to have a Georgian Department of Agriculture’s license in order to use lawn and garden pesticides.


Swing lessons

Dave and Eillen Ewing will be the guests at Magnolia Manor’s Renaissance Lecture Series on Mar. 13, 5:30 p.m.

The event is titled "Lindy Hop Swing: Then and Now."

The Ewings moved to Savannah in December and immediately created the Savannah Swing Cats dancing group. They meet every Thursday at Kokopellis Jazz Club on West Broughton Street.

The event includes a light supper. The event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP by calling Julie Gartside at 756-4300.


Invasion tour

The Fraternal Military Association of the USA will tour the Normandy Invasion Beaches, London, Paris, Bastogne, Brussels, Amsterdam and more from June 17-29, out of New York (JFK Airport).

Current and past military personnel, dependents, friends and the general public are all invited to participate in this memorable journey to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.

For information, contact Sy Canton, 561-865-8495, 14130 C. Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Also visit


CFC Applications

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for Coastal Georgia is accepting applications from charitable Public and Private Health and Human Services [501©(3)] Federations, Agencies, and Independent Organizations for inclusion in the 2008 campaign. Visit, "Charity Applications" link or contact Ed Wexler at 651-7717 or Jennifer Beaton at 651-7708 for local application information. Applications will be taken from Feb. 29 to April 4. Mailing address is: Combined Federal Campaign for Coastal Georgia, 428 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31402.

CFC will also host a voluntary workshop Thursday, Feb. 28 from 9-11 a.m., at the United Way of the Coastal Empire Building, 428 Bull Street, Savannah. RSVP or


Bryan Neck dinner

The August Birth Month of the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a dinner on February 15 and 16, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The menu includes BBQ ribs, fried shrimp and fish, green beans, back/bone rice and corn bread. The price of each dinner is $8. All are welcome to come and dine within the church.


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. Every five hours a girl is born with Rett Syndrome.

Gant attends RHMS. In 2006 alone, she endured over five surgeries. She will need full time care from her family throughout her life.

For more info, contact Kathy Ackerman at 756-5865.


Book/yard sale

The Friends of the Library will have a yard sale, as well as a mini book sale, Saturday, March 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library.

The FOL is currently collecting sale items and will accept small appliances, toys, knickknacks, jewelry, framed art, artificial floral arrangements, kitchen ware, DVDs, music CDs, VHS tapes, and other small items. All donations to be given to staff members. They cannot accept clothing. All proceeds to benefit the Richmond Hill Public Library. For more information, please call 756-3580.


Girl Scouts

The theme of this year’s Girl Scout Cook Sale is "Make it a Hit" and they’re setting the stage for a stellar season! This year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale Kick-Off Event will be held at Leopold’s Ice Cream located at 212 E. Broughton St., Savannah, February 14 from 4-5 p.m. The public is invited.


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