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Public meeting

The city of Richmond Hill will hold a public hearing June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Richmond Hill City Hall council chambers to obtain public input on the comprehensive land use plan update. For information contact Steve Scholar at 756-3851.


Help the Ogeechee

Twenty percent of all proceeds from the exhibition Impasto: New Paintings by Andy Cherewick and Hannah Jones at the 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery will be donated to the local Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper organization.

The exhibition continues through June 30 at the Savannah gallery. 2CarGarage is located on Broughton Street above the Paris Market. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 236-0221 or visit

The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and ensuring clean water through the entire Ogeechee River Basin. These rivers support a diversity of wildlife, offer many opportunities for recreation, supply water for agricultural and industrial uses and carry off wastewater.


Pembroke Library

The Pembroke Public Library will host Charlotte Sauers, the author of The Bee in Bondelle's Bow, Thursday, June 12 at 11 a.m. Sauers will read excerpts from her book and will present a "beeautiful" crafts program for children. Signed copies of the book will be available.


City-County golf

Join Arts on the Coast, Inc. and the Richmond Hill Historical Society at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at Sterling Links Golf Club to watch members of the Bryan County commission and Richmond Hill city council compete for ownership of the Official's Cup in a three hole exhibition match. Tickets are $20 each. For more information call 756-3697 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Fort Morris

June 14 is GO Georgia Day throughout the Georgia State Park and Historic Sites system. On this day, as part of Governor Sonny Purdue’s Get Outside Georgia Initiative, all Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites will be free.

This is to encourage Georgians, especially youth, to get away from the video screens, get out and enjoy the great Georgia outdoors. In honor of the special free day, Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway will be presenting a special program entitled "Skirted Patriots: Roles of Women in the American Revolution". 

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., historically attired ladies explore aspects of the Revolution often overlooked through talks and demonstrations. Women were in the roles of cooks, nurses, spies, laundresses, seamstresses and maintained the home front in a chaotic, exciting and dangerous time in the beginning of our nation’s history.

Fort Morris State Historic Site is located seven miles east of I-95, exit 76 in Sunbury, follow the brown Liberty Trail signs.


Volunteers sought

Hospice Savannah is looking for volunteers to participate in a focus group June 26th from 6-8 p.m. at Full Circle; A Center For Education and Grief Support located at 7212 Seawright Drive. Volunteers need to be unfamiliar with or have a very limited knowledge of hospice care and hospices services. Please contact Terri Lessnau at 629-1030.


Digital TV

McKnight Sight and Sound will host an open house on June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss and answer any questions regarding the digital TV transition in February 2009. Guest speakers are Fred Jackson representing DirecTV, Bryan Greenhaw representing Mitsubishi Electronics, Dell Dyess and Larry Steele representing Sony and Dish Network. Food and beverages will be served. For more information, contact Hannah Dials and 756-5585.


Cheer camp

The 2nd Annual Coastal Cheer Camp will be July 28-Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Richmond Hill High School, hosted by the RHHS Cheerleader Booster Club.

The camp will be for girls ages 4-13, conducted by RHHS varsity football/competition cheerleaders and coaches. Cheer camp is for ages 4-10, with instruction to include cheers, chants, pom-pom routines, motions, crowd participation, techniques and more. Tryout clinic is for girls ages 11-13 with prep for school cheerleading tryouts including jumps, motions, cheers, chants, crowd participation, techniques and more.

Early registration is before July 25 for $60, late registration is $75. Fees includes a t-shirt, cheer medal, pom-poms and a daily snack. All girls will have the opportunity to cheer before the start of a RHHS varsity football game next season.

For more information call 727-2794, 661-0072 or with the subject line "cheer camp." Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.


Revolutionary War

"Revolutionary War Savannah: Beyond Spring Hill" by Rita Elliott will be presented June 7 at 1 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum Pavilion, 681 Fort Argyle Rd. (Rt. 204) 2.3 miles past I-95. The talk will feature the latest discoveries about the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the Revolutionary War. It is sponsored by the Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society. A tour of historic Lock 5 and the Locktender’s House site will follow. For more information, contact or 920-2299.



The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is inviting everyone to their Vacation Bible School, June 9-13 from 6-9 p.m., with refreshments afterwards. Call 756-2412 or 756-5885 for more information.


Undersea adventure

Coastal Community Christian Church will kick off the summer on Saturday, June 7, with an Undersea Family Adventure. There will be Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and inflatables from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Children ages 4 through fifth grade, along with their parents, are invited to this free event.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is not required but it is encouraged. Families may register by calling 756-3455.


Moving Wall

The Moving Wall (Vietnam Memorial) will be in Richmond Hill at J.F. Gregory Park Thursday, June 12, through Monday, June 16.

There is still time to volunteer; orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office and will not exceed one hour on Saturday, June 7 and Monday, June 9.

A motorcade will escort The Wall from the Best Western hotel on Hwy. 17 to the park starting at 9 a.m. on June 12.

Organizers are asking everyone to show support by standing on the side Hwy’s 17 and 144 and waving an American flag as the motorcade and wall make their way to the park at 9 a.m. American flags can be picked up free of charge at the Chamber of Commerce office anytime between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Magnolia Manor

Magnolia Manor on the Coast will host David McKay of Government Benefits Analysts, Inc. of Savannah. He will speak on qualifying for VA benefits. The event is slated for June 10 at 3:30 p.m and will be at Magnolia Manor on the Coast on the 2nd floor and refreshments will be served. Although open to the public, guests are asked to RSVP to Julie Gartside at 756-4300.


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.


Sand Hill VBS

Vacation Bible School at Sand Hill Baptist Church, 1931 Sand Hill Road, is June 22-27 from 6:05-8:30 p.m. The entire family can enjoy Bible stories, crafts, music, snacks and games, from the age of 4 to adults. A nursery is provided for children of adults attending VBS.

A free dinner will be served nightly from 5:30-6. For questions or information call Mary Prescott at 728-3122 or go to


Down on the Farm

Pembroke Assembly of God invites everyone to join them for some "Down on the Farm" fun as they learn how to grow the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

Each evening, June 16-20, from 6:30-9 p.m., there will be a Bible lesson, music, crafts, games, snacks and a "Down on the Farm" activity.

All children, 3 years to 5th grade are invited. All activities are free, hosted by Pembroke Assembly of God, located at 1514 Bacontown Road, Pembroke. For more information, please call Gloria Bennett, 748-6058.


Reading club

Join the Summer Reading Club at the Richmond Hill Library on Ford Avenue.

The club is designed for children ages 2-17. Each participant will receive a reading log to keep track of their reading and can earn prizes while "Catching the Reading Bug."

Catch the Reading Bug events will be held at the Richmond Hill High School on Wednesdays at 2 p.m., with programs for all ages. The June events include Sean Driscoll, Sail on the Storyship; Donna Washington, Folktales and Fairytales; Bob Linsmayer, Singing Storyteller; Ron Anglin, Quite a Catch; and Chad Crews, Truly Magical.

Sponsors of the Summer Reading Programs and Club are the Board of Education, the Bryan County Library Board, Family Connection, Friends of the Richmond Hill Library, Georgia Public Library Service and Grassroots Arts Program.


CSI camp

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Camp will be available in Savannah this summer for rising 5th through rising 9th grade students. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily from the weeks of June 9-13 and June 16-20 at the Savannah Country Day School. There are limited slots available.

During the camp, kids will make shoe casts, identify blood types and patterns, and learn how to solve crimes with real police officers and the chief medical examiner for Chatham County. For information on all summer camps, see their website at, select "School Life," then select "After School & Summer."

For more information, email camp director David Hooker, head of the Science Department at SCDS at


Boating course

On June 21, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be offering a boating safety class. The class will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with an hour for lunch. To attend, call the Demeries Creek office to sign up at 727-2111.


Volunteer training

Make-A-Wish Foundation Volunteer Training will be held Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Coldwell Banker/Platinum Partners office, 6349 Abercorn Street. For more info, contact Linda Edwards at or call 912-352-3550.


Power Lab

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.


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 as leaders and co-leaders for the new membership year, starting this fall. For more information on how to volunteer, contact Rikki McMillan ( or 236–1571 ext. 107). A volunteer interest form and application are available at

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.



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