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Transition meeting

The Bryan County Interagency Transition Council will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Hall behind St. Anne’s Church off Hwy. 144. 

This parent-driven organization is dedicated to helping make the community aware that students with challenges may encounter difficulties as they complete their education and transition into the community. Their mission is to support that transition, making all opportunities barrier free for students with disabilities. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Open House

Energy Oasis is having an open house Wednesday, March 5, from 4-8 p.m. Childcare will be offered while they showcase their upstairs spa area. They will be providing mini-facials and 15 minute massages.

There will also be hors d’oeuvres, wine, cheese and MonaVie and Hale tea tastings. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Located at 111 Market Street, at the corner of Timber and Harris Trails. Call 756-5865 for more information.


RHHS reunion

A meeting to plan the reunion for the Richmond Hill High School class of ’98 will be at 7 p.m. on March 5. E-mail or call 401-9363 for location or more information. Anyone interested in helping plan the 10-year reunion is encouraged to attend.


Signal corps

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. 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, call Tara Jennings at 756-3602 or Terri Taylor at 653-5793.


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.


Retired educators

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.


Exchange club

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 or call 352-3081.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on March 5 and 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.


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, March 1 from 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot beside Pembroke Christian Church. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.


Real estate

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 or call (912) 871-1755.


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.


Mill Creek

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.


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 hosted by the local non-profit, SMA Angels Charity, and will benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy. For more information, call 727-4SMA.


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.

Booth space is available for rent. Half booth is $15, full booth is $25.

The Boosters encourage booth rentals, but are also accepting donations of items to sell. Contact Kelly Sutterfield, RHWBB President, 756-7795, or



The Dolphin Project needs volunteers to collect data and photograph the dorsal fins of Coastal Georgia dolphins for research. Especially needed are boats and their captains for quarterly surveys. Enjoy wonderful weekends on the water, with great people and Georgia dolphins.

Required is a basic 90-minute training session, held at Armstrong in Savannah on March 8 at 9 a.m. Training is required for the next TDP survey scheduled for April 19-20.

For directions and more information call Barbara at 843-342-9816 or visit


Art exhibit

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.


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

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.

There will also be a genealogy workshop Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. The event is free to attend.

As part of the Scottish Heritage Festival in Darien, Fort King George Historic Site in Darien will offer a Genealogy workshop. 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


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.

There will also be a Saint Patrick’s Day dance that is free and open to the public. That event is scheduled for March 14th at from 6-8 p.m. It will be held in the main dining room with music provided by DJ Thurston Clary.


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.


BBQ dinner

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.



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

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.


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.


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.


Normandy tour

The Fraternal Military Association will tour the Normandy Invasion Beaches, London, Paris, Bastogne, Brussels, Amsterdam and more from June 17-29 out of JFK airport, N.Y.

Current and past military personnel, dependents, friends plus general public are invited to participate in this memorable journey to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944. For Information call Sy Canton 561-865-8495.


Garden expo

Celebrate the green life at the 8th Annual Savannah Garden & Antiques Exposition. The Expo begins Friday, April 4 and will run through Sunday, April 6, rain or shine, at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum on 601 Harris Street.

This year’s theme is "Celebrate the Green Life" and includes local speakers: Friday, April 4, the event welcomes Daron "Farmer D" Joffe, a local organic farmer and Saturday, April 5, Damon Lee Fowler, a local author.

"This year’s theme, ‘Celebrate the Green Life’, will show how simple it is to improve the environment through small, simple actions," said Tricia Huddas, Expo Director. "We strive every year to make our events education and fun. There will be something at this year’s event for all ages and interest."

All proceeds will benefit the Davenport House and the Historic Savannah Foundation. For tickets and a complete list of events, dates, times, and prices, please visit or call 236-4795.


Sugar Refinery

United Way of the Coastal Empire has established a "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

To fill out the application to receive financial assistance, individuals must go to First Baptist Church of Port Wentworth, Hwy. 25 North, this week. Hours are Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The location will be open next Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Case workers from American Red Cross and Salvation Army will be available on site to help determine individuals’ immediate needs and if they are eligible to receive assistance from the fund. Or, 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.





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