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Magnolia event

"An Afternoon of Song" will be featured at Magnolia Manor on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Richmond Hill resident Jason Moon, a baritone, will be accompanied by pianist Quynh Shannon.

For more information, call 756-4300 or visit


Pembroke Library

The Pembroke Public Library will host Charlotte Sauers, the author of The Bee in Bondelle's Bow, Thursday 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.


Music in the Park

The Station Xchange is hosting their Music Night in the Park on Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. The evening will feature live music from Hazy Nation. For more information, call 756-2969 or email


Digital TV

McKnight Sight and Sound will host an open house on Thursday, 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.


City-County golf

Join Arts on the Coast, Inc. and the Richmond Hill Historical Society at 5 p.m. on Friday, 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.



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


Power Lab

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church’s Vacation Bible School's theme for 2008 is "Power Lab, Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power." The camp runs until June 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.


Get Outdoors

As part of the "Get Outdoors" program, Fort McAllister State Historic Park is having a GO day on Saturday.

Everyone is invited to take in the whole outdoor experience and enjoy a day of excitement and fun, starting at 9:30 a.m. with a canoe trip down Redbird Creek. The boats will be departing at 10 a.m. from the park and will return around noon. At 2 p.m., there will be a musket firing demonstration, followed by a 4 p.m. hike of the Magnolia Nature Trail. At 8 p.m., there will be a campfire held at the Savage Island Campground. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs, while the park will provide marshmallows for toasting. For more information, call the park at 727-2339.


Fort Morris

In honor of GO on June 14, Fort Morris 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. Fort Morris State Historic Site is located seven miles east of I-95, exit 76 in Sunbury, follow the brown Liberty Trail signs.



The Bryan County News will be hosting a Business After Hours Thursday, June 19 in the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber office. There will be food and drinks catered by Love's Seafood. For more information, call Mindy or Jessica at 756-2668.


Darien Chamber

The Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Chamber Dinner on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Pelican Point Restaurant in Crescent. The Keynote speaker will be Coach Bobby Cremins, Head Basketball of College of Charleston and the most-winning coach in Georgia Tech history. Tickets are $40 -$50 and include the full seafood buffet & beverages and may be purchased in advanced at the Chamber office or by calling Laurie at (912) 437-6684.


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.


4th of July

Ft. McAllister State Historic Park’s annual July 4th Celebration will include a host of events throughout the day. Come celebrate our nation’s birthday with the troops of Fort McAllister, including cannon firings, musket firings, blacksmithing and historical games will run all day.

Musket firing starts at 10 a.m., old-fashioned fun and games (with sack races, egg tosses, tug-of-rope, etc.) will start at 11 a.m., cannon firings will happen at noon, followed by watermelon cutting and a seed spitting contest at 1 p.m. Wheelbarrow races and another musket firing will happen at 2 p.m., Civil War-style baseball will be at 3 p.m. with an icecream social after the game, and another cannon firing will be at 4 p.m.

Admission is required. Call 727-2339 for more information.


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.


Cheer camps

A Bryan County High School Mini Cheer camp will be held June 16-20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bryan County Middle School gym. This camp is available for upcoming Pre-k through 8th grade students. The cost is $50 and all participants will receive a t-shirt, certificate, and a trophy.

For more information, please call Hollis Hill at 312-0517.

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 and the tryout clinic is for girls ages 11-13 with prep for school cheerleading tryouts. 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.


Moving Wall

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

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.


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.

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 June 16-20 at the Savannah Country Day School. There are limited slots available.

For information on all summer camps, see their website at, select "School Life," then select "After School & Summer."


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.


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