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BMW test drive

The BMW Ultimate Drive will be at Critz BMW, 7000 Abercorn Street, Monday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The drive supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The drive kicked off in Florida and will travel to 210 cities through December.

During the drive, BMW invites participants to test-drive new vehicles, and donates $1 for every mile driven to the Komen organization. The program has raised more than $11 million so far, and hopes to raise another $1 million this year.

Models available for test-driving will include the Z4, MC and 1, 3, and 6 series BMWs. Each participant will also be able to add his or her name on the Signature Vehicle, the new BMW X6 model, the world’s first sports activity coupe vehicle slated to be released in dealerships in May.

To find out more, visit or call local Komen representative Nancy Johnson, 819-5720.


Animal fundraiser

GARD is now accepting yard sale items for their 503(c) nonprofit no-kill animal shelter fundraiser. For more information or to drop off donations, call 858-4530.


Kingston reps

A representative of Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Richmond Hill and Hinesville Thursday, March 27, to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a Congressional "Day Office."

"We hold these to make it more convenient for citizens who may find it difficult to get to one of my offices," Kingston said.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to noon in Richmond Hill City Hall and from 2-3 p.m. in Hinesville City Hall. For more information, contact Trish DePriest 352-0101.


Egg hunt

Boys and girls, ages 1 year through 5th grade are invited to the Pembroke Assembly of God’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is located at 1514 Bacontown Road. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts, the Easter story, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and a door prize. All activities are free. For more information call Gloria Bennett at 912-748-6058.


Republican party

The Bryan County Republican Party will convene its Precinct Mass Meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the county Republican Party Convention. The Bryan County Republican Party will start the mass meeting at 9 a.m. and the convention will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the Bryan County's Sheriff's Complex on Sgt. Michael Larson Road in Richmond Hill.

All residents who are legally registered to vote and believe in the principals of the Republican Party are urged to participate.

For more information, contact Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the Bryan County Republican Party, at 665-2943.


Boating courses

On April 5, the Georgia DNR will offer a boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. In order to attend, call the Demeries Creek office at 727-2111. The class will be held at the Wetlands Center.

Additionally, a "Boating Skills and Seamanship" class will be presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary beginning March 25. The course is designed for both the novice and the experienced boater.

The classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. at the Dept. of Human Resources, 761 Wheaton St., Savannah. The classes are free but the materials are $30 or $35 for a couple. For info or directions, call Kent Shockley, 897-7656 or Ted Phillips, 727-2417.


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.


BBQ dinner

The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church Deaconnesses are sponsoring a dinner March 14-15 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The menu includes BBQ ribs, fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, black/bone rice and corn bread. The price of each plate is $8. Contact Mrs. Gracie (Dolly) Greene at 727-2163.


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.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on March 19 in Pembroke. 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.


World affairs

The next program to be presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs will take place Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center (305 Fahm Street, behind the Visitors Center).

The program will feature Dr. Jeffrey A. Bader on the subject of ‘China’s Rise: What it Means for American Interests.'

Admission is free for members of the Savannah Council on World Affairs, and for students. A charge of $5 is made for non-members. Parking is free at the Coastal Georgia Center.


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 March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill City Hall council chambers at 40 Richard R. Davis Drive. The meeting will review the City of Richmond Hill’s proposed tree ordinance.


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

There will 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.


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.



Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM, a six-week group personal training program, is now taking registrations. Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. from March 24–May 5 (Class will not be held Mon., Apr. 14.) In addition to the three weekly sessions, each client will receive a workout for two additional days each week (12 total).

Participants must be a member of Non-Stop Fitness in Richmond Hill. If you are not a member, please ask at the front desk of Non-Stop Fitness about special rates for Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM members. Free child care will be provided on-site as a member benefit of Non-Stop Fitness.

More information is available at


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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