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Community announcements for April 27
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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
The deadline for photos is Friday.
For more information, please call the News at 756-2668.

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

Talent show
Students at Richmond Hill High School will hold a talent show at 7 p.m. Friday in the school gym. See student bands, singers and more.
Call 756-2625 for more information.

Movie event
The Richmond Hill Public Library will show a movie for adults at 1 p.m. Friday.
The movie is 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.

Freeman event

Colony Bank’s Ogeechee Branch will have a cookout to support the Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at 5987 Ogeechee Road in Savannah.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda will be available. Donations of pens, paper and monetary gifts will be greatly appreciated.
The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is a nonprofit organization founded by Richmond Hill resident Lisa Freeman, the mother of Capt. Matthew Freeman who died while deployed in Afghanistan. The organization is dedicated to collecting pens, paper and other school supplies to be distributed in Afghanistan, Iraq and other war-torn countries to help children further their education.
For more information, call (912) 927-1277.

Movie night
Pembroke Christian Church will hold a movie night for middle school- and high school-aged youth at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
“To Save a Life” will be shown outside, weather permitting, so bring a chair or a blanket. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the church sanctuary. Fun movies will also be shown in the fellowship hall for younger children.
For more information, email

Save-A-Life Inc. will participate in the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend Friday-Sunday at 11132 Abercorn St. in Savannah.
The nonprofit organization will be at PetSmart from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday in the store; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in the tent; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 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

Tea event
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have its second annual Calendar Tea at 5 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.
For more information, call 653-3000 or 653-5313 and leave a message.

Polio meeting
The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in room 2 on the second floor in the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St., Savannah.
The group will celebrate its 14th anniversary. Polio survivors and guests are invited.
For more information, call 355-1221 or visit

Marrow registration
A bone-marrow registration will be held at Winn Army Community Hospital from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 in Patriot Auditorium. The registration drive is to help a member of the DoD family, a 2 ½-year-old girl with leukemia and celiac disease.
Anyone who is active-duty military, their immediate family members, civil-service employees, Coast Guard, National Guard and Drilling Reservists ages 18-60 in good health may participate. A mouth swab and a consent form is all that is required from each participant. Everything is free.
For more information, call (912) 435-6721 or 1-800-MARROW-3 or go to

Barbecue sale

Bryan Masonic Lodge will have a barbecue butt sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at the lodge at 33 Bass St., Richmond Hill. Butts are $25.
For more information or to preorder, call 660-2438.

Children’s drama
The Children’s Drama Ministry will present “Down by the Creek Bank,” at 7 p.m. May 11 at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, 9050 Ford Ave.
The event is free, and the public also is invited to a 5:45 p.m. dinner. The cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child and a maximum of $15 per family.
For more information or to make reservations, call 756-2190.

Free screening
The Georgia Skin and Cancer Clinic will offer a free melanoma screening from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13 at 900 Mohawk St. in Savannah. Each participant will receive a ticket to be entered in a drawing.
Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-599-0067.

Canoe trips

Fort King George will conduct canoe trips on the majestic Altamaha River at 9 a.m. on May 7 and 21.
The first trip will take place at Barrington Lake, the location of historic Fort Barrington in the Revolutionary Era, ancient beach dunes and centuries-old tupelo and willow swamps. The second trip will run from Miller Lake, down the Altamaha, and take out at Barrington Lake. Visitors will pass by historic bluffs, one of which was home to famous Georgian Mary Musgrove in the colonial era.
Both trips last about three hours and will involve guided natural and historical interpretation.
The cost is $25 per person and includes canoes, paddles and life jackets. Visitors should bring their own snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at Fort King George Historic Site Museum.
For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or go to


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.

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