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Signal corps

The United States Signal Corps Program will be Saturday, March 8 and Sunday March 9, from 10 a.m.-4p.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. The event is scheduled for 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.

Cleaning materials as well as refreshments will be provided. This would be a great community service for teenagers or other members of the community who are willing to devote an hour or two, or even longer, for a worthwhile cause. For more information, contact Tara Jennings at 756-3602 or Terri Taylor at 653-5793.


Blood drive

There is an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Pembroke at City Hall from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20.


Relay for Life

A Relay for Life yard sale will be held Saturday, Mar. 1, from 8am-12noon, in the parking lot beside Pembroke Christian Church. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.


Spring Fling

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.


Tree ordinances

A public hearing will be held March 10 and 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.


GACHIP program

The Pembroke Masonic Lodge #469 is providing GACHIP (Georgia Child Identification Program) Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Lodge, located at 45 McFadden Street, behind the post office. The program is free of charge and open to all children in Bryan County. A child must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.


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, Mar. 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.


Fort King George

The 'Tale of Two Dariens' lecture by Dr. Robert Batchelor will be Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m., at the Fort King George state historic site.

This lecture will focus upon how the two colonial Dariens, one in Panama in the 1690s, the other in Georgia during the 1730s and 1740s, fit into the British Empire’s globalization schemes during the early eighteenth century.

Scottish Heritage Day will be Saturday, March 8, 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 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.

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.


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. 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.



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, Mar. 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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