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Garden Club

Richmond Hill Garden Club’s monthly meeting is Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library. Linda Lamb will be guest speaker for the topic of "The Wild Garden Project." The public is invited to attend the meeting; for more information call 727-3219.


Disney recruiting

Disney College Program recruiters will visit Georgia Southern University to seek candidates for paid internships at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla.

The program runs from May or August through early January 2009 and offers college students the unique opportunity to network and learn from Disney leaders, gain real-world experience working in Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts, and create lasting friendships with college students from around the globe.


Spring festival

The Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens is having their Spring Garden and Arts Festival Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

There will be arts and crafts vendors, plant vendors, horticulture lectures, food and snacks, strawberry picking and entertainment. Call 921-5460 for more info or to sign up as a vendor.


Spaghetti supper

The Pembroke Masonic Lodge 469 will host a spaghetti supper Friday, March 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinners are a $6 donation per person.


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. They are 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. Wednesday, 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 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.

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


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.


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 March 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.


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.


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. 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


St. Pat's dance

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


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.


Sugar Refinery

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

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.


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.


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.


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