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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

An Open House-Healthy Kids Day with half-off the joiner’s fee will be at the Richmond Hill YMCA Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

It’s time to kickoff the summer! Join the local YMCA as they open their door for their annual open house. The YMCA pools will also officially open on Saturday, kicking off the swimming season. There will be fun-filled games, activities, face-painting and food. Kids can learn how to eat healthy and stay healthy. All events are free and open to the public. This is also a perfect opportunity to join the Y at half-off the joiners fee on Saturday. This is a cost-saving way for families to get in shape and have fun this summer. For more information, visit


Retiree celebration

Carver Elementary School invites the community attend a retirement reception in honor of Carrie Manigo, "Celebrating 30 Years in Education," on May 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the school.


"PORKer" Run

The "PORKer" Run to Tybee is Saturday, May 3 to benefit the American Diabete’s Association’s 2008 "Kiss-a-Pig" campaign. Dr. Raphael Roybal, an orthopaedic surgeon with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, is the Kiss-a-Pig candidate hosting the run.

The ride starts at Savannah Harley-Davidson on River Street and continues to Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt, The Islander on Wilmington Island, Dewey’s Dockside and ends at North Beach Grill on Tybee Island. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the first bike out at 11 a.m., last bike out at noon and last bike in at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $5 for additional riders or poker hands.

Other upcoming events hosted by Roybal include a Beach Party at North Beach Grill Saturday, May 10, 4-7 p.m. with entertainment by The Long Awaited band, drink specials and raffle prizes.

Both events are open to the public. For more information, call Emily Roybal at 897-7267.

Kiss-a-Pig is a unique fundraising event that pits local community leaders against each other in a contest to raise votes (each dollar equals one vote) for their campaigns. The candidate with the most votes wins the chance to kiss the pig. Insulin was originally developed from the pancreas of pigs and therefore the pig is honored with this campaign.


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



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.


Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is recruiting adult volunteers to help today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. They specifically need adults to serve on their local Service Unit Team and to serve as leaders and co-leaders for the new membership year, starting this fall.

An informational meeting for all interested adult volunteers will be Monday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.

Troop leaders and co-leaders guide and lead a group of girls so that they learn to develop their abilities as individuals and as members of a group. Troops of all ages are being formed.

For more information on how to volunteer, contact Rikki McMillan ( or 912–236–1571 ext. 107). A volunteer interest form and application are available at


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.


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 of the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is having a fundraiser dinner on May 17 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the church grounds. The menu consists of fried chicken, potato salad, green beans and roll. Come dine with the church and help support our youth. Price $8. For more information call 756-2412 or 727-2163.


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.

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.


Theatre camp

For Summer 2008, GIAHA will have two theatre session to introduce students to the world of the stage.

Session 1 is the Acting on the Stage Camp, open to ages 8-14 and will feature games, improvisations and scripted material to explore and expand the theatrical experience. Session 1 will be June 16-27, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp finishes with a production of an original play created by the students Friday, June 27 at noon.

Session 2 is a new Summer Musical Theater Camp, for ages 5-18. It provides training in singing and dancing as well as general stage skills, culminating in a production of "Broadway Bound," a revue show featuring great songs from the classic Broadway hits. It will be July 14-26, at the Ritz Theatre, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. The production will be presented Friday evening, July 25, and a Saturday matinee July 26.

All productions are free and open to all.

The cost of each camp is $150 for early-bird registration by June 1; $175 after that. For more information and registration, call 262-6934 or email


Golf tourney

Gather up your favorite clubs, tees and gloves and get ready for the Second Annual Police Foundation Golf Tournament, Wednesday, June 18, to benefit the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Foundation (SCMPF.)

The event will be hosted at the exclusive Club at Savannah Harbor and competitors will have the chance to play for excellent prizes and for a great cause. The tournament sponsors will be allowed a team of four players. Sponsorship levels and prices are as follows: Platinum - $2500, Gold - $1500, Silver - $1000, Hole Sponsor - $500.

Also, join the Savannah Harbor Foundation, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa to support their community fundraiser.

Please call Irene Hansen, 201-2018, or for more information or to reserve your spot.


For art's sake

The For Art’s Sake progressive fine art silent auction will be May 15, noon to 8 p.m. in more than 28 galleries in the downtown Savannah area tive from Hospice Savannah. For more information call Elizabeth Meyers, 238-5969 or Terri Lessnau, 629-1030.



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