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Business expo

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.


GACHIP program

The Pembroke Mason Lodge #469 is providing GACHIP (Georgia Child Identification Program) Saturday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Mar. 1, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Lodge, located at 45 McFadden Street. The program is free of charge. A child must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. Book sale


Charity yard sale

The SMA Charity Yard Sale will be Saturday, March 1, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ford Plaza parking lot in Richmond Hill with barbecue available from Crawdawgs Catering.

The event is being hosted by the local non-profit, SMA Angels Charity, and will benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

There is no cure for SMA, a neuromuscular disease that is also known as the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. The SMA Angels Charity of Richmond Hill works to raise money for research devoted to finding a cure or treatment, provide funding for medical assistance and better quality of life for children with SMA and to increase awareness and education.

For more information, call 727-4SMA.


Local artists

Hospice Savannah Art Gallery will present "Two Artists, Two Perspectives:" paintings by Ted Scypinski and Phil Stark, of The Gallery at City Market.

Meet the artists at their opening reception on Friday, March 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

A portion of all sales will benefit Hospice Savannah, Inc. For more information, contact Beth Logan at 355-2289.


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. They plan to travel to Atlanta April 12, where they will perform at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. They were nominated for this honor by the music department of AASU. The Wildcats Winds is composed of approximately 40 students who auditioned for the band. Dr. Emery Warnock and Ms. Allison DeLoach are conductors.


Onion fundraiser

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.


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.


Scottish heritage

Scottish Heritage Day will be at the Fort King George state historic site on Saturday, March 8, in Darien, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

There will be numerous demonstrations, including pioneer skills, artillery and musket drills, Scottish cooking, music and dance, crafts and domestic skills, Highland weapons, 18th century merchants, Native Americans, and much more. There will be a battle reenactment at 2 p.m.

The cost is $2.50-$5. For more information, call 437-4770 or visit


Swing lessons

Dave and Eillen Ewing will be the guests at Magnolia Manor’s Renaissance Lecture Series on March 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.


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


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 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.


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.


Big yard sale

Peaches to the Beaches, the annual 212-mile yard sale from Central Georgia to the Golden Isles returns March 14-15.

The yard sale will take place all along Hwy. 341 beginning Friday, but the event will take place only one day in the Golden Isles, March 15.

Vendor space is only $25; application and fee must be received by March 7.

To become an official vendor in contact GIAHA at (912) 262-6665 or For more information on Peaches to the Beaches contact Golden Isles Parkway Association at 912-375-5035 or


Abundant Life

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.



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.


Head Start

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.

Children must be at least 3 years old, and not older than 5 years old, on or before Sept. 1, 2008.

The Head Start program believes each child has 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 snacks, 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 and require: 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.


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 or call 912.341.9832.


Master naturalist

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. 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



The Friends of the Brunswick Library will be hosting their annual book sale beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27. Thousands of used books will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the purchase of new books. There will also be a large number of donated premium books about the south, as well as videos, DVDs, records and books-on-tape. The sale hours will start with a premium event on Wednesday, 4-8 p.m., for the Friends or those who wish to join the Friends for $10. For everyone, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m.-noon and Books by the Bag ($5) from noon-3 p.m. For more information, call 267-1212.


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