Carver Elementary School invites the community to 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.
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.
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 912–236–1571 ext. 107). A volunteer interest form and application are available at www.girlscouting.org.
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 www.savannahga.gov/arts.
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" 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 www.magnoliamanor.com.
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 email@example.com. Leahy Art Gallery is located in Richmond Hill Court, 11258 Ford Avenue, Suite 4.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.bryanac.org 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information or to reserve your spot.
The next program of the Savannah Council on World Affairs will take place Thursday, May 15 starting at 8 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, behind the Visitor Center on MLK Jr. Blvd. Free parking is available.
The program is sponsored by the Savannah Council on World Affairs and the Georgia Ports Authority. Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura will discuss "A feasible partnership between the United States and Africa to fight terrorism on the continent."
He will address the problem of certain African states that provide safe havens and training facilities for terrorism worldwide, and propose a methodology to bring this situation under better control.
Dr. Bangura holds four doctorates and is the author/editor of more than 50 books. He is currently a Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The program is free to members, students, and members of the armed forces and their dependents; a $5 charge is made for non-members, who are welcome. For more information, call Christopher Scott at 398-1727.
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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