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Public hearing

The City of Pembroke will hold a public hearing May 6 at 8 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the purpose and process to be followed for updating the City’s Solid Waste Management Plan as mandated by state law.


YMCA fair

Come have fun Saturday, May 3 at the YMCA Fun Club Carnival Fair. The fair will be held at the Richmond Hill YMCA, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., behind the Richmond Hill Library. There will be games for all ages, bounce house, entertainment, refreshments, arts and crafts, door prizes, and community vendors. Free admission. Open House will be held at the Branch Office, 10055 Ford Ave., Ste. 3-B, with 1/2 off Joiners Fee for Membership and you can also register for summer camp.


Scuba talk

Scuba Market USA, 82B Longwood Drive in Richmond Hill, will host guest speaker Richie Kohler Friday at 7 p.m. Kohler will speak on the ship wreck, SS Peconic, which he discovered off the Georgia coast. The SS Peconic sank during a hurricane in 1905. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, visit


Ranger Camp

Ft. McAllister’s Junior Ranger Camp, for children ages 8–12, will be June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Junior Rangers will experience nature first-hand, exploring Georgia’s fascinating history while enjoying outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking Fort McAllister’s scenic trails as part of the GO (Get Outdoors) Georgia program. Cost is $50, call 727-2339 for more information.


Memorial Day

Ft. McAllister’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Program will be Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park off Hwy. 144. Cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. The program will focus on the life of the common Confederate soldier with musket and cannon demos and special salutes fired in honor of those who have died in war. For more info, call the park at 727-2339.


Holocaust program

A Holocaust Days of Remembrance program will be held at Fort Stewart, hosted by Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd Infantry Division at 1:30 p.m. on May 2 at Club Stewart, open to the community.

The guest speaker for the program is Melinda Mandelbaum Stein, a child of Holocaust survivors who lives in Savannah. For more information call Kevin Larson at 767-2479 or Susan Phillips at 767-1139.


Sunset Party

Sunset Party at the Coast will be Saturday, May 3, 4-8 p.m. at the Sunbury Crab Company in Sunbury. There is a $5.00 donation to get in the door and all tips benefit American Diabetes Association. There will be live music and there is plenty of dock space available for attendees.

Dr. David Dority and his wife are asking Bryan County citizens to get behind them and come support the fundraiser. For more information call Danny Creasy at 912-880-4828 or Barney Maley at 912-884-8640.


Republican notice

This is a notice from the Bryan County Republican Party: Qualifying for the July 15 Republican primary will be at Sellstate Coastal Realty, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 4 in Richmond Hill on the following dates:

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, April 28 through Thursday, May 1 and from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, May 2.

Anyone wishing to qualify must appear in person. For more information contact Karen Hewitt, Chairman, Bryan County Republican Party at 459-1200.


Eco-friendly art

The new exhibit at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. from May 2-27 is "Reincarnated: Art Showcasing Reduce, Reuse & Recycle."

An artists’ reception is set for May 2, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 9 W. Henry Street and free off-street parking is available. For information visit


Children's crusade

There will be a Children’s Crusade at New Life Worship Center in Richmond Hill from May 4-7 at 7 p.m. each night. The church will present the Gospel Gang with Tony Evans and friends. New Life Worship Center is located at 16252 Hwy. 144 East. For more information call 727-3369.


"Magnolia Days"

"Magnolia Days" is a week of events for all Magnolia Manor residents, beginning Sunday, May 11 with a Mother’s Day Lunch and ending Friday May 16 with an Irish Variety Concert and hot dog roast. Other events include an ice cream social, Bingo and a wide variety of musical entertainment.

May 8, the manor's monthly Renaissance Lecture will feature Crysell Stewart of Dimensions art gallery in Savannah. She will be discussing "How to Critique a Painting." The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes a light supper. The event is free and open to the public, call Julie Gartside to RSVP at 756-4300.

To find out more about these or other upcoming events, call 756-4300 or visit


New exhibit opening

Leahy Art Gallery, Fine Art and Custom Framing will have the opening of their next art exhibition Friday, May 9. Join them for a reception with the artists from 5:30 – 9 p.m.  Featured artists include multi-media painter Brian MacGregor, contemporary sculptor Sarah Hagy Volker, RHHS seniors Matt Page and Rachel Sweeney, photographer Michelle McBride and new works by Jim Leahy. The evening will also feature music by guitarist Cesar Perez and refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact 727-5330 or  Leahy Art Gallery is located in Richmond Hill Court, 11258 Ford Avenue, Suite 4.


Choir fundraiser

The Pete Broxton Youth Choir is having a fundraiser dinner May 17 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The menu consists of fried chicken, potato salad, green beans and roll. Come dine and help support our youth. The price is $8.


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.


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.


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.

Lecture signing

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present Gary Smiley, author of Seasons of Liberty, as their speaker May 1. 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.


New hours

The Richmond Hill Historical Society Museum announces its new operating hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday.

They now have a Facilitator on sight to answer questions and guide people through the museum.

Please ask about their monthly lecture series on the impact of our coastal history and how it affects us today. The programs feature local historians, authors, re-enactors and musicians.


BCITC meetings

The Bryan County Interagency Transition Council will hold its last meeting for this school year May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Center at the St. Anne’s church. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

Katrena Hicks from Goodwill Industries will be the guest speaker. She will discuss services and possible employment opportunities that Goodwill offers to individuals with disabilities.


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 Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program. For more information, visit or call 727-2694.



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. Please bring books to the Richmond Hill Public Library. For more information call 756-3580.


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.


Help the Wall

The Moving Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s tribute in Washington, D.C., is coming to Richmond Hill June 12-16.

The next meeting will be in the city council chambers May 6 to give an update on progress and finish plans. Interested volunteers, partners or sponsors can RSVP with



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