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Live fire training

The Bryan County Fire Department would like to notify the public they will be conducting a "Live Fire" training exercise with a structure located on Mill Hill Road. The exercise will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 and Saturday, March 28. The purpose of the training is to provide real life training conditions for firefighters from Bryan County and surrounding areas. For questions, call Chief Jim Anderson at 858-2799 or


Easter Extravaganza

Members of New Beginnings Church, in conjunction with the city and local volunteers, are having an Easter celebration March 22 at J.F. Gregory Park, 11 a.m. start. The event will feature free food, an Easter egg hunt free pictures with the Easter Bunny, bounce around inflatables and a puppet show. For more information or to volunteer, call Pastor Steve Lane at 308-7635.


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. For more information call Gloria Bennett at 912-748-6058.


Easter celebration

Everyone in the community is welcome to come with expectancy to CalvaryMBC in Richmond Hill, led by Reverend Stanford L. Anderson, I, Pastor. Easter Resurrection Sunday, March 23, at 7:45 a.m. The church is located off Hwy. 17 South on Danielsiding Loop Road.


Book signing

Ellabell author Grace Reddick will be signing copies of her children’s book "Ashley’s Unforgettable Summer" at Walden’s Bookstore in the Savannah Mall from 2-4 p.m. on March 22.


Explore RHPD

The Richmond Hill Police Department Explorer Post is inviting those ages 14-20 to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. on March 31 at the police station for information about becoming a Law Enforcement Explorer. The program teaches kids different aspects of police work such as patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, firearms handling and safety and search and seizure. Many activities are lined up for this free program. For more information, contact Jason Sakelarious at 756-5645 or online at


Fair on the Square

The Station Xchange is hosting a Fair on the Square, Saturday, March 29 from noon-4 p.m., weather permitting.

Visitors can enjoy artist’s demonstrations, art chats, artists at work in their set up studios, and openings of new art exhibits, plays and musical shows. Enjoy the unique artistic perspective of this creative community.


Botanical festival

Georgia Southern Botanical Garden is hosting three joint events: a spring festival, farmer’s market, and plant sale. All events will be Saturday, March 29 at 1505 Bland Avenue, Statesboro. Spring festival hours are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., farmers’ market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and the plant sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information log onto or call 871-1149.


UW fundraiser

The Clothes Line, a partnership of the United Way and the City of Pembroke, located at 53 N. College St., Pembroke, will have a winter sale April 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, and 16th. All items that cost $1.00 or more will be half off; all children’s items that are 50 cents will be half off also. The Clothes Line is open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Fort clean up

Civil War Trust Volunteer Day at Ft. McAllister will be Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers will assist the park staff with a spring clean up of the fort and grounds. T-shirts and lunch will be provided for the volunteers. In addition, a historical talk will be given on the fort. For more information, call 727-2339.


Bluegrass concert

Bluegrass Gospel recording artist, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be featured at the Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale on Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. They have been awarded the Vocal Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association for the past seven years. Lawson’s brand new recording, Help Is On The Way, was released March 18. For more information, call 748-1930 or visit


Spring cleaning

Richmond Hill will kick off Georgia Cities Week with three days of large item trash pickup starting Wednesday, April 16, through Friday, April 18. 

This opportunity is only available for the city of Richmond Hill current water account users in residential zoning areas only. 

In conjunction with the Keep Georgia Beautiful program, OMI will pick up curbside large items such as appliances, furniture and other bulky items normally not picked up by the regular trash service. All city residents should place their items on the curbside Wednesday morning by 7 a.m. for pickup. 

The following items will not be collected: tires, hazardous waste items, paint, refrigerators or freezer, oil or oil-based products, grease products, batteries or gas-based products, lawnmowers, Freon or Freon-based products.


Fire Auxiliary

The Pembroke Fire Women's Auxiliary meets every other Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Pembroke Fire Department. Refreshments are available and everyone in the community is invited to attend. For more info, call Christi Waters at 653-8797 and leave a message.


Arts on the Coast

A short readers theatre production "Rinse The Blood Off My Toga," written by Wayn and Shuster will be preformed at Magnolia Manor, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. This production is presented by Arts on the Coast. The performance is free and open the public.

Additionally, the annual Georgia Cities Week celebration in Richmond Hill, sponsored by Arts on the Coast, will run Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27. All performing groups who would like to participate in the program should contact Donna Dasher at 727-4490. Performances will be scheduled during the day and in the evenings from Thursday through Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park. All school, civic, community, adult, youth, and church groups are encouraged to participate.


Alzheimer's info

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding an educational session Thursday, April 3rd, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. This training will be held at Memorial Hospital, in the Mercer Auditorium. They will provide information on Communication, Behaviors, Caregiver Wellness, and more. This training will concern Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and is designed to help family caregivers learn more about the disease and in turn become more educated and understanding caregivers. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to the Alzheimer’s Association office at 920-2231 or 1-800-272-3900 by March 28.

Giveaway planning

The third planning meeting for the 2008 Christmas Food and Clothing Giveaway will be Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Revival Center, 2020 Bull Street, Savannah. For more information, call 233-3545.


Bowl for Relay

The Marne Lanes bowling Alley at Fort Stewart is hosting a Relay for Life bowling fundraiser on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. The entry fee to bowl is $20 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. The game is 9 pin no tap with three games being played and registration begins at noon. First prize team with the highest score wins $200; second prize for the individual with the highest score wins a new bowling ball; third prize for doubles with highest score wins a t-shirt, hat and wristband; and fourth prize for the lowest score and least amount of gutter balls wins a trophy and bowling pin.

Marne Lanes is located at 54 Steele Avenue, Building 402, on the Fort Stewart base. Contact the alley for more info and directions at 767-4866, or call tourney director Wanda Julien at 884-8791.


Pub crawl

'Party with a purpose' to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. The Savannah Parrot Head’s Bar Hop & Scavenger Hunt on Tybee will be Saturday, April 5. It will start at the Dolphin Reef, go to Stingray's, Spanky's, Wind Rose, DOC’s Bar, and end at Fannies.

Check in starts at The Ocean Plaza Hotel’s Dolphin Reef Restaurant at 12 p.m. Cost is $25, includes t-shirt and goody bag

Questions, call Mickie Ragsdale at 897-0686 or e-mail



The Georgia Department of Labor’s 2008 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students.

Applications are available at any office of the Georgia Department of Labor, on the department’s Web site at, or by writing to Annie Hughley, Georgia Department of Labor, Marketing and Community Relations, Suite 600, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N. E., Atlanta, GA 30303-1751. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2008.


Water Witch

The Georgia Department of Transportation will present Dr. Gordon Watts’ lecture on the scientific search and underwater discovery of the Civil War gunboat USS/CSS Water Witch. It will be Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. Visit for more information.


Historical speaker

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present Charles Fenwick, Superintendent of Fort Pulaski, as their April 3 speaker.

Fenwick will be sharing stories about his experiences working with the Federal Parks Service, his love of history, and the impact Fort Pulaski has had on our local history.

The meeting will be at the Wetlands Center at 7 p.m., free and open to the public. If you have questions call 756-3697.


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.


RHHS reunion

The Richmond Hill High School class of 1998 reunion planning committee will hold a planning meeting at 7 p.m. March 26 in Richmond Hill. For location, call 401-9363 or e-mail

Anyone interested in helping plan the reunion is encouraged to attend. The committee is still gathering names and addresses for classmates. E-mail your full name (and married name if applicable), along with e-mail address, telephone number and mailing address to


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."

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.


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.


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.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on April 2 and 16 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke, and on April 8 at the Bryan County Health Dept. in Richmond Hill. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 819-6800. Call 354-9357 for more information.


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.


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.


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. 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.


Fleet blessing

The 40th Annual Blessing of the Fleet April 11- 13th in Darien, Georgia will have something for everyone including a street parade, food booths, vendors’ booths, Art in the Park, kids fishing tournament, carnival, a shrimp eating contest, 5K river run, antique and classic car show, fireworks over the beautiful waterfront, and the largest Shrimp Fleet Parade in the United States. The entertainment this year features Country Super Star, Sammy Kershaw. Visit for a complete schedule of events or call (912) 437-6684.


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.


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.


Sugar Refinery

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

Applications can be gotten 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.


Make a Wish

Restaurants in the Savannah and Statesboro areas will be participating in the second Annual Dining for Wishes on Thursday, April 24, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia and Alabama.

Dining for Wishes is a day-long event where restaurants pledge a percentage of their day’s food and non-alcoholic beverage sales to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. The servers, managers and other personnel of contributing restaurants are asked to promote Dining for Wishes to their customers throughout the day.

For more information and a complete listing of participating restaurants, go to our website at or contact Jean Doliber at 330.0476 or


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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