'Bye, Bye, Birdie'
RHHS Chorus and other volunteers from the high school are putting on the play Bye, Bye Birdie on Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, at Carver Elementary School at 7 p.m.
Tickets for adults are $8 and all students (elementary through college) are $5. All the funds generated by ticket sales will pay back the money that went into the play’s production.
Live fire training
The Bryan County Fire Department 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 29. The purpose of the training is to provide real life conditions for firefighters from Bryan County and surrounding areas. For questions, call Chief Jim Anderson at 858-2799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help an international cause by joining local Rotarians with their METS sorting Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The group still needs a few more volunteers. Rotarian Tom Prusa is in charge of the event.
METS, or Medical Emergency Transport Service, is part of the Rotary District 6920. The goal of the program is to provide countries in need with usable medical equipment and supplies that are no longer in use in the U.S. Each Rotary group in the district has one sorting day each year, and is in charge of helping to collect, sort, identify, store and ship millions of dollars worth of usable medical goods to worldwide locations sorely in need.
Directions to the Oakbrook Center warehouse from I-16: Take the Louisville Road exit, make a left at the bottom of the ramp and the center is 1.2 miles on the left.
Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance programs that will reduce the cost of initial telephone installation and basic monthly service, according to a recent announcement from CenturyTel.
The assistance programs, known as Link-Up and Lifeline, helps consumers pay the initial installation costs of getting telephone service. The amount of the discounts varies by state and reduces up to one-half of the initial hook-fee, up to $30, for qualified households. Lifeline provides certain discounts each month on phone bills for qualified subscribers.
Qualifications for participation vary by state. To find out more about the Lifeline and Link-Up programs, log on to the www.lifeline.gov site. Individuals living in a CenturyTel service area should call 800-201-4099 or visit www.centurytel.com/lifeline to inquire about eligibility.
Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special two-day event to commemorate the 146th Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski. The April 12-13 event will be park’s largest of the year. A full schedule of activities will be offered at Fort Pulaski and at Battery Park on Tybee Island. Activities at Battery Park will include cannon firings with the park’s new 30-Pounder Parrott rifle.
Several living history groups will be on hand throughout the weekend, including the 8th Georgia Infantry, 22nd Georgia Heavy Artillery, 48th New York Infantry, and 8th Maine Infantry. For additional information, call the park at 912-786-5787, or visit the official website at: www.nps.gov/fopu.
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.
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.
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.
Help the Wall
The Moving Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s tribute in Washington, D.C., is coming to Richmond Hill from June 12-16.
Organizers of the local event are looking for help and contributions from the community.To send a tax-exempt donation make checks out to: The American Legion, P.O. Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 or call Gregory MacDougal at 884-7273.
Interested volunteers, partners or sponsors are encouraged to contact the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce at 756-3444 or Jan Bass at 756-6459.
The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield tax centers are extending their dates of operation until June 1. They provide cost-free tax preparation services to the soldiers returning home from deployment and their family members.
The Hunter tax center is in building 1211, and the Stewart tax center is at 1067 Gulick Avenue, building 617. Hours of operation at both locations are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 767-2479.
The Bryan County N.A.A.C.P. Interest Group monthly meeting will be at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Poplar Street in Pembroke on Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a member to attend. Everyone has a voice. For information call Dave Williams at 653-3472.
Lunch and learn
Alliance for Children and Families First will present an adoption "lunch and learn" seminar to provide information for families interested in international adoption. Everyone is invited to attend Friday, April 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Candler Hospital, Marsh Auditorium 5353 Reynolds Street, Savannah. The seminar is free and a light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Christina Bennett, Families First, at 441-9346.
The Richmond Hill Police Department Explorer Post is inviting those age 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 email@example.com.
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 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, and 16. All items that cost $1 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.
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 for the city's current water account users in residential zoning areas only.
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is holding an educational session Thursday, April 3, 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.
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.
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.dol.state.ga.us, 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.
The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present Charles Fenwick, Superintendent of Fort Pulaski, as its 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Friends of the Library are asking for donations of paperback books. They are in desperate need of young adult paperbacks, suitable for ages 11-14. They also need paperbacks from the spy, mystery and adventure genre. These books must 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. For more information call 756-3580
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 www.savannahgardenexpo.com or call 236-4795.
Arts on the Coast
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.
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 www.ga-al.wish.org or contact Jean Doliber at 330.0476 or email@example.com.
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