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Community announcements for April 20
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The Autism Corner’s Spring Fling Gala slated for April 30 at the Richmond Hill City Center has been postponed. Organizers plan to hold the event at a later date.
For more information, call 596-5994.

Grad photos
The Bryan County News is preparing for its annual graduation tab that will be published in May.
While we will make arrangements with local high schools to get photos of seniors graduating from Richmond Hill High and Bryan County High, we need help from parents of students attending school outside of Bryan County.
Parents of high school seniors who will be graduating from a school outside Bryan County should contact the school and have a high-resolution digital photo emailed to
For more information, please call the News at 756-2668.

Open house
The Richmond Hill Police and Fire departments, as well as City Hall, will host open houses from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in honor of Georgia Cities Week.
Bring the kids to tour the facilities, meet local officials and more.
For more information, call 756-3345.

Earth Day
The Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation and Richmond Hill City Center will team up for a ceremonial live oak planting and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Cost for lunch is $10 per person, with proceeds benefitting Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation.
For more information, call 445-0043.

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 a movie for elementary age children will be shown at 2 p.m. today.
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.

Art exhibit
Arts on the Coast Association is having its annual Spring Art Exhibit and Artists’ Reception through Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Members will feature their art during the following times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday.
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

Ribbon cutting
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners and Georgia Department of Natural Resources will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday to mark the opening of the Tivoli River Public Fishing Pier/Kayak-Canoe Access on Belfast Siding Road south of Richmond Hill.
Guest speakers will include DNR Commissioner Mark Williams, Georgia Kayak Fishing Foundation President Tony Narcisse, Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones and county commissioners.
To reach the pier, head east on Hwy. 144 for 10 miles and turn right on Belfast Siding Road. The access is down two miles. Or from Hwy. 17, head 2.6 miles south of I-95 and turn left on Belfast Siding Road. The access will be 8.5 miles down.

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.

Egg hunt

Macedonia Baptist Church will have an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church on Hwy. 204 in Ellabell. There will be food and fun for everyone.

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.

Spring fling gala
There will be a spring fling gala from 6-10 p.m. April 30 in the Richmond Hill City Center at J.F. Gregory Park.
The event will include dinner, a DJ, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets start at $50. All proceeds benefit the Autism Support Corner Inc., a local nonprofit that provides support and resources to area families affected by autism.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call Belinda Montelbano at 596-5994 or e-mail To learn more about the organization, go to

Blood drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 at Pembroke United Methodist Church, 102 North Main St., Pembroke.
To make an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-RedCross or visit


Save-A-Life Inc. will participate in the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend the weekend of April 29-May 1 at at 11132 Abercorn St. in Savannah.
The nonprofit organization will be at PetSmart from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. April 29 in the store; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 30 in the tent; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1 in the tent.
You can meet the dedicated volunteers, join in saving lives and give one of the pets a permanent home. You also can donate used ink cartridges to help raise funds.
For more information, go to

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