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GA Cities Week

The City of Richmond Hill will celebrate Georgia Cities Week with music and entertainment at J.F. Gregory Park, beginning at noon on Saturday, April 26.

At noon, The Commissioned Quartet Gospel Singers perform; at 12:30 Dasher’s Music Studio will feature strings, piano, vocal performers; at 1:30 Tatiana Lambert a hip hop singer performs; at 2 p.m. Life Moves Dance Studio performs and at 3 p.m. Journey to Sittabacuttaba Land, sponsored by EducationStations4Kids. There will be free goodie bags for all children who attend this performance.


Fashion show

McDonald’s of the Richmond Hill Plantation is having a Mother/Daughter Spring Fashion Show on Sunday, April 27 from 3-5 p.m. inside the new McDonald's (near Publix). The fashions for the show will be provided by three local entrepreneurs, including Lori Fisher's children's line, Deborah Hollowell's women’s clothing line all models will be outfitted in accessories by Beverly Kullman. All items will be donated to a silent auction, held immediately after the show, with proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. For more information, call 876-9301.


Movie night

As a kick-off to the 31st annual Vidalia Onion Festival, SouthernLINC Wireless will present Movies Under the Stars at the Vidalia High School Stadium, 1001 North St. W., Vidalia on Thursday, April 24. at 7:30 p.m. (or dusk), weather permitting. The event is open to anyone and features a family-oriented movie series that will be offered free of charge and is an opportunity for families to enjoy an evening together outdoors while viewing "Bee Movie." For more information or details, please visit: or


Rabies clinic

Saturday, April 26, the Bryan County 4-H Club will be hosting a rabies clinic from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lanier Primary School.

There is a $9 pet vaccination fee for cats and dogs. Dr. Keith Miller, head veterinary of Claxton Veterinary Clinic will be administering the vaccinations. For more information contact the 4-H Office ate 653-2231.


Blue Star Memorial

On Wednesday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., the Richmond Hill Garden Club will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in J.F. Gregory Park at the Veterans Memorial. The Blue Star Memorial Marker has a long history with the Garden Clubs of America. Featured will be members of the Armed Forces, RHHS ROTC, Rifle Drill Team, Chorus and Band. Sonny Dixon, WTOC anchor, will be Master of Ceremony. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony and for light refreshments after the ceremony. For more information or inquiries: or 727-3219.


Alzheimer's events

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a free caregiver brunch for family and professional caregivers during a "Nurturing the Nurturer" presentation. Karen Taylor Good, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter will be the guest speaker. The event will be at the Savannah Square Retirement Community in the Riceland Hall Dining Room Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon with brunch provided. RSVP at 920-2231 or 1-800-272-3900 by May 9.  

They are also accepting registration for their annual Memory Walk teams. The walk will take place Saturday, September 27 at Johnson Square in Savannah and Saturday, October 25 in Statesboro. To start a team or make a donation, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at


Home loans

The United States Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made available low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase a home in Bryan County. Contact their office at 912-871-2620, Option 4, for assistance in qualifying for a home ownership loan.


The Root Ball

Savannah’s Ben Tucker Jazz Trio will perform in Richmond Hill Saturday, April 26th at 7 p.m. for the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation’s Root Ball fundraiser at the Speir-Brogdon Building.

The Root Ball, which is open to the public, is an evening of great jazz music, food, and fun. There will be a live and silent auction with a wide range of items. Local WTOC television favorite, Sonny Dixon will emcee the event.

To purchase advance tickets or find out about sponsorship packages, call Carole Brogdon (756-5884) or Wendy Bolton (727-2544). Visit the Foundation’s website at



The Bryan County High School Booster’s Club is sponsoring the 19th annual Miss Bryan County High School Pageant. All proceeds go to support BCHS academic, literary, and sports programs. The pageant will be Saturday, May 3, at Lanier Primary School beginning at 1 p.m. for divisions Teeny through Petite and 7 p.m. for Junior and Miss divisions.

The age divisions are Teeny Miss (ages 1 - 2), Tiny Miss (ages 3 - 5), Little Miss (ages 6 - 8), Petite Miss (ages 9 - 11), Junior Miss (ages 12 - 14), and Miss BCHS (grades 9 - 12). The Miss BCHS contestants must attend Bryan County High School. Teeny through Petite divisions are open to anyone.

Applications can be picked up at Lanier Primary School, BCES, BCMS or BCHS. The entry fee is $50 per contestant for any age division. The deadline to enter is Monday, April 21. Please contact the director, Beverly Morris, if you have any questions, 626-5020, 313-1574 or



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit May 7 and 21 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke; and May 8 at Bryan County Health Department, Richmond Hill. Appointments are necessary, call 819-6800.


Boy Scout fundraiser

Richmond Hill Boy Scout Troop 527 will host its annual Delicious Chicken Dinner Saturday, May 3, noon-4 p.m. at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. The dinner includes a half grilled chicken, green beans, potato salad, roll and iced tea (dine in or take out). Tickets are $7 per dinner. Desserts will be sold separately.

The Delicious Chicken Dinner, a long-time Richmond Hill tradition, is Troop 527’s only fund-raiser. Look for Scouts selling tickets around their neighborhoods and local businesses or call 756-4561 to purchase tickets by April 28.


Pembroke yard sale

The city of Pembroke will host its annual City-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until noon. Booth spaces are available for $10.00 each. There is no charge for non-profit organizations. If you would like to reserve a booth space, please call Tonya at 653-5554.


Pork fundraiser

The Pembroke Christian Church, Hwy. 280, Pembroke, will be selling grilled pork steak dinners on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each dinner will include a grilled pork steak, green beans, potato salad, bread, and slice of pound cake for $6. Bulk pork sausage by the pound will also be for sale. To purchase a dinner ticket or order bulk sausage, please call the church secretary weekdays, 9 a.m.-noon, at 653-2457; or call Shirley Collins at 653-4431 or Carol Aksdal at 541-5636. All proceeds will go towards the church building fund.


Art show

Arts On the Coast is pleased to present its third annual Members Art Show April 25-26. The show will be at the Wetlands Center in Gregory Park in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. The show is open to the general public and there is no charge to attend. Arts On the Coast looks forward to highlighting the creative talent and efforts of local visual artists. Come share their vision to promote arts in our area.


ASSU courses

The list of Spring 2008 Course Offerings at AASU's Center for Professional and Continuing Education has been released. For more information about the classes or to register, call 927-5322 or


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. People may register the morning of at the event.

Top 40 singer

Pembroke United Methodist Church welcomes top 40 Singer Michael Bright in concert Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the church, located at 102 College Street in Pembroke.

Michael Bright’s music has charted in the Top 40 in the United States. His single, It’s Gonna Be a Good Day, went #1 for two months and stayed in the Top 40 for eight months in the UK.

His concerts uplift the Lord in a unique way through different styles of gospel music such as: Southern Gospel, Country Christian, Big Band and 50’s style.

For more information call 653-2220.


Sarah Society

The Sarah Society Support Group for women facing infertility will meet on April 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Senior Center. For more information, call Shiela Johnson at 704-6164.


Lecture signing

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present Gary Smiley, author of Seasons of Liberty, as their speaker May 1. The novel is infused with the history of Liberty and Bryan Counties. Mr. Smiley grew up in the Hinesville area.

This meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Historical Museum on Ford Avenue, open to the general public at no charge. Come early and visit the Museum, then stay to hear about the history of where you live.

If you have any questions call 756-3697.


BCITC meetings

The Bryan County Interagency Transition Council meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., in the Family Center at the St. Anne’s church.

This parent-driven group aims to support the transition of students with disabilities to live, learn and work in the community. Anyone with input, ideas or questions is encouraged to attend.


MS bike ride

May is the Georgia Power Savannah Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride. Event organizers are still looking for teams and volunteers. The event is May 3 and 4 with 40, 60 and 80 mile routes.

If anyone is interested in riding but don’t have a team to sign up with, Cindy Milloy can help you find one, call her at 675-5422. There are also several volunteer spots that need to be filled and they are looking for Motorcycle Marshalls to ride the route, making sure everything is moving smoothly, and drivers for the supply vehicles. Find out more information at


Ghost tour

On May 9, a Ghost Tour Walk with Dogs event will be hosted by St. Almo, a Savannah social networking group for dog owners. All proceeds from the ghost tour will go toward the Bryan Animal Caregivers. The funding helps Bryan Animal Caregivers offer their Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program, which is responsible for aiding in the sterilization of over 1700 domestic and feral animals since 2003. For more information, visit or call 727-2694.


Lifeline discount

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 for qualified households. Lifeline provides certain discounts each month on phone bills for qualified subscribers.

To find out more log on to the site. Individuals living in a CenturyTel service area should call 800-201-4099 or visit to inquire about eligibility.



The Friends of the Library are asking for donations of paperback books. They are in need of young adult paperbacks, suitable for ages 11-14. 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.


Make a Wish

Restaurants in the Savannah and Statesboro areas are having in the second Annual Dining for Wishes on Thursday, April 24, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information and a listing of restaurants, go to or contact Jean Doliber at 330-0476 or


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.


Benefit auction

The 14th Annual Georgia 4-H Benefit Horse Auction will be Saturday, April 26, at the University of Georgia Livestock Instructional Arena, in Athens, in conjunction with a benefit sale for the UGA Equine Science Program.

The combined sale is being promoted as the 1st Annual Bulldog Bonanza Benefit Horse Sale. The arena is located at 2550 South Milledge Avenue. The 4-H auction, co-sponsored by the Georgia Farm Bureau Equine Advisory Committee and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, will begin at noon. Riding demonstrations by UGA equine students, beginning at 9 a.m., will precede the benefit auction.

For a complete list and description of the horses to be auctioned, contact Dr. Gary Heusner, University of Georgia Equine Specialist, at or (706)542-9092 or visit benefitauction.htm.


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.

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