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Community announcements for April 11
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The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch and Learn session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at the chamber office at 2591 Hwy. 17, Suite 100.
“Preserving Human Capital: The Tactical Guide to Workplace Violence & Minimizing Loss of Life” will be presented by the Savannah Area Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management in collaboration with Georgia state law enforcement. This program has been approved for HR Certification Institute credit.
RSVP is required as space is limited. Call 756-3444 or e-mail

Educators meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association (BEREA) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pembroke United Methodist Church.
The program will be about Truett Cathy, the founder and chairman of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain. Cathy is a successful businessman and one of the country’s most generous philanthropists.
For more information, go to

Support group
A sarcoidosis support group will meet from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday in the first-floor conference room of East Georgia Regional Hospital in Statesboro.
Learn to cope with this medical mystery, get current information from physicians and health-care professionals and speak with those who have coped with the disease for years.
For more information, call (912) 772-8161.

Toastmasters of Richmond Hill is looking for new members. Come develop communication skills every week from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Fridays on the second floor of Magnolia Manor at 141 Timber Trail Road.
This organization is great for professionals or individuals looking to improve interviewing skills, public speaking and listening skills, and leadership skills.
For more information call Howard Rush at 459-1100 or Danielle Foley at 756-3444.

Large item pickup

It’s time for spring cleaning again, and Richmond Hill will kick off Georgia Cities Week with three days of large item trash pickup from Wednesday-Friday
Curbside pickup will include large items such as appliances, furniture and other bulky items not normally picked up by the regular trash service. All city residents should place their items on the curbside by 7 a.m. Wednesday for pickup.
This opportunity is only available for city of Richmond Hill current water account users in residential zoning areas.
The following items will not be collected: tires; hazardous waste items; paint; refrigerators; freezers; oil or oil based products; grease products; batteries; gas or gas-based products; lawnmowers; and Freon or Freon-based products.
For more information, call 756-3345.

Healthy kids
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will host a Healthy Kids Day at each of its branches, including 154 Thunderbird Drive, Richmond Hill, from 9 a.m. to noon April 16.
The event, which is free to the public, will feature activities for families to have fun, be active and learn ways to improve their health.
For more information, call your local branch or visit

Church barbecue

The August birth month of the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 15-16 at the church at 16525 Hwy. 144 south of Richmond Hill.
A slab of ribs is $20 and dinners are $10 and will include barbecue ribs, baked and barbecue chicken, potato salad, backbone rice, collard greens and cornbread.
To pre-order, call Dolly Greene at 756-2412. On the day of, call 727-2163.

Canoe excursions

Fort King George will have canoe excursions at 8 a.m. April 16 and 30 for $25 per person.
Participants will meet at Fort King George Historic Site Museum to travel down the Altamaha River through 19th-century rice fields teeming with wildlife and history. Then they will travel down Cathead Creek and finish at Skippers Seafood dock. Guided interpretation will be provided along the way.
Canoes, paddles and life jackets are furnished. Guests are advised to bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen. Bugs rarely are a factor on these trips.
For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or go to

Church tea party

The Presbyterian Women of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will host an afternoon tea for ladies in the area at 3 p.m. April 16 at The Manse on Belfast Keller Road.
A tour of the historic church will be a part of the afternoon’s entertainment, as well as harp music, good eats and premium teas.
For tickets, call Thelma Considine at 727-3993 or e-mail

Society sale
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will hold a book, bake and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the Richmond Hill History Museum on Ford Avenue.
The historical society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Richmond Hill and Bryan Neck. The sale will benefit the maintenance and operation of the museum.
For more information, call 756-3697.

Art exhibit
Arts on the Coast Association is having its annual Spring Art Exhibit and Artists’ Reception from April 19-25 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Members will feature their art during the following times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19-21; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 23; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24; and 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. April 25.
An artists’ reception will be from 6-8:30 p.m. April 25. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided at the reception. The event is open to the public with free admission and parking.
For more information, call 884-3726 or go to

Fashion show
The Savannah Area Women’s Christian Ministry is having a spring fashion-show luncheon at noon April 27 at Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. Ext. The cost is $11.25 per person.
Models will display Dress Barn fashions with Charlotte Clark as the narrator. Claire Hodges, the founder of the Living Vine, will provide music. Speaker Jean Derrick from Chapen, S.C., will tell her story about “the best and biggest gift she ever received.”
For luncheon reservations, call Betty at 925-3789 or Faye at 925-8192, or e-mail Ginny at Respond by April 25. Cancel if unable to attend.

Movie nights
The Richmond Hill Public Library will be offering movie events during the month of April.
Movies for adults will be shown at 1 p.m. each Friday, and Teen Movie Night will be at 6 p.m. April 16. A movie for elementary age children will be shown at 2 p.m. April 20.
The events are free, and all movie night attendees are asked to refrain from bringing food and drinks to the library. Please be courteous and be on time.
 For more information and movie details feel free to stop by the library or call 756-3580.

Bluegrass show

The Punches Family Band will perform a bluegrass concert at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Lifespring Worship Center, 1105 East Hwy. 80, Bloomingdale.
Everyone is invited, and admission is free. For more information, call 858-3520.

Public comment
The Department of Community Health invites public comment on the Babies Can’t Wait Early Intervention Grant Application. A public hearing will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Savannah State University, 3219 College St. To allow an opportunity for all to be heard, comments will be limited to five minutes per person.
Comments also can be submitted by May 10 in writing to Chase Bolds, Babies Can’t Wait Program Manager, 2 Peachtree St. NW, No. 11-112, Atlanta, Ga., 30303-14322; via e-mail to; by fax to (404) 657-2878; or in person.
For more information, call Beleta Lockwood at (912) 691-6888 or go to

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