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Y's Spring Fling

The Richmond Hill YMCA Teen Spring Fling is Wednesday, May 14 from 4-8 p.m. under the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion. There will be music, games and refreshments and all local teens are encouraged to come have fun while building leadership skills. The emcee will be Kenny Cabine from E93 Jamz and the deejay will be Johnny Cline from J&M Sound Productions.


Free pets

The Richmond Hill Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption drive on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the shelter, which is located on Hwy. 144 Spur just past the Bryan County landfill. Free kittens and puppies will be given away. Donations will be accepted. For more information call Valerie Barnard at 653-3816.


Spudd Webb

Spud Webb, former Atlanta Hawks star and NBA Slam Dunk champion will be at the Rousakis Plaza Saturday, May 17 from noon-2 p.m.

Activities include games, raffle drawings, roaming entertainers, food and live music. Spud Webb will be there to meet with fans and help give away prizes.

This event is free of charge and open to all residents. For more information about the event, visit The Rousakis Plaza is located at 404 East Bay Street.


Gospel sing

The Telestials will be live Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church on Cartertown Road in Richmond Hill. It is a gospel sing and it will be free and open to the public.


Arts meeting

Arts on the Coast is having a meeting Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Manor. Attendees can enjoy a musical demonstration and a program about recycled art. All are welcome to attend.


4-H awards

The SAFE Program, a part of Bryan County 4-H, will have their awards banquet at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens on Thursday, May 15,


"Magnolia Days"

"Magnolia Days" is a week of events for all Magnolia Manor residents, continuing this week until Friday. There will be an Irish Variety Concert and hot dog roast. Other events include an ice cream social, Bingo and a wide variety of musical entertainment.

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


Teen driving

The Pembroke Police Department and Coastal Health District are putting on another Georgia P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing the Incidents of Driver Error) course for teenage drivers.

The course will be Monday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. in the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Social Hall located at 185 S. Poplar Street in Pembroke. For more information and to register, visit or call 644-5209 or 484-1885.

This free, two-hour course is aimed at teen drivers ages 14-16 to help them and parents learn what they need to know for the required 40 hours of supervised driving time.

It addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior – rather than a technical, hands-on driving course. The completion of the course may help to reduce insurance rates for teen drivers, but does not count as part of the 40 hours of supervised driving practice.


Bible school

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church’s Vacation Bible School's theme for 2008 is "Power Lab, Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power." The camp dates are June 9-13 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 4 through rising 6th graders. For questions about registration, call Tara at 1-803-243-3603.


Chorus booster

The Richmond Hill High School Chorus will be hosting a chorus spirit night with Beef’O’Brady’s Wednesday, May 21 from 4:30-10 p.m.  Beef’ O’Brady’s will give the chorus boosters 15 percent of all meals from customers that bring a special invitation chorus members are currently distributing.  The chorus will do a little entertaining for guests during the evening.

Invitations are available from any chorus student or booster member. Contact chorus director Jamie Hillen at the high school or booster president Buddy Clark at for more information.


Hurricane awareness

The Bryan County Emergency Management will be conducting a Hurricane Awareness Briefing on Wednesday, May 21 in the Courthouse Annex in Richmond Hill and Thursday, May 22 at the Bryan County Commissioners Office at the Courthouse in Pembroke. Both briefings will begin at 7 p.m.


Moving Wall

The Moving Wall group has several upcoming meetings scheduled. If you interested in finding out more or becoming a volunteer to help out, please feel free to attend or contact Jan Bass at

Upcoming meetings are Tuesday, May 20 and Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. in City Council chambers. There are four different days for volunteers to participate in orientation – they are only required to attend one of the four dates. All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office and will not exceed one hour. Wednesday, June 4; Thursday, June 5; Saturday, June 7 and Monday, June 9.


Blood drive

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive is being held at Coastal Electric Cooperative, 1265 S. Coastal Hwy., Midway, in the John T. Woods, Jr. Auditorium on Thursday, May 22, from 2-7 p.m. All are encouraged to come participate. If you have any questions or concerns please call Kim Sachau at 880-2236.


Retiree celebration

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.


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 Program

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a Memorial Day Program along with the assistance from Boy Scout Troop 357 and the American Legion Post 164. The program will begin at noon near the caboose Saturday, May 31 in Pembroke. Following the program, food will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cindy Milloy at 653-5878.


Fort's 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.



Fort McAllister State Historic Park will have two "The History of Landmines to the Present" lectures Saturday, May 24. The guest speaker will be the unexploded ordinance technician Jack Imber. Along with other technicians, Mr. Imber locates, identifies and destroys explosives - with his specialty being landmines.

Imber will be giving talks at the fort’s museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. These lectures will be held in conjunction with the fort’s other scheduled Memorial Day programs, which will include musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

Imber will also share the history behind the use of landmines worldwide from the start to the present. He travels around the world in search of landmines to destroy them before they can do damage.

Admission for the day will between $2 - $4. Active military and families are free with current military ID. For more information, call Daniel Brown at 727-2339. Fort McAllister is located at the end of Spur 144 in Richmond Hill.


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.

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


New exhibit open

Leahy Art Gallery, Fine Art and Custom Framing opened their new exhibition on May 9. 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. Stop by anytime. 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 21 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke. Appointments are necessary, call 819-6800.

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.



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.


Theatre camp

For Summer 2008, GIAHA will have two theatre sessions:

Session 1 is the Acting on the Stage Camp, open to ages 8-14 and will feature games, improvisations and scripted material; 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. 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.

For more information and registration, call 262-6934 or email


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