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Community announcements for April 6
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Richmond Hill Community Theatre will hold auditions for O. Henry’s delightful short story, “The Ransom of Red Chief,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 3-5 p.m. April 10 at the amphitheater in J.F. Gregory Park. Actors from age 5 to adult are encouraged to call 445-5001 to obtain an audition package.
For more information or to run for a position on the board, call Jacki Scott at 756-7841.

FPU course
Emmanuel Christian Church will host Financial Peace University beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church at 152 Thunderbird Drive in Richmond Hill.
FPU is the 13-week course taught be Dave Ramsey that has helped positively change the financial situations of more than 1 million families.
For more information or to register, call Anna White at (912) 572-9058.

RHHS musical
Richmond Hill High School students will take to the stage with performances of the musical "Chicago" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Pre-K Center auditorium at 120 Constitution Way.
Tickets are $5 for students, active military and seniors, and $8 for adults.

Quarterly Forum
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Quarterly Forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park. 
B.J. Daisey, director of technical operations for Comcast, will present “Is There An App For That?”
The forum is free to members and $10 for future members. RSVP is required to the Chamber of Commerce by today. Call 756-3444 or

Lunch and Learn
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

Lions Club sale
The Richmond Hill Lions Club will host a fundraising yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Gerrald’s Heating and Air at 100 Edsel Drive in Richmond Hill. A rain date is set for April 16.
The Lions Club provides glasses and pays for sight-related medical items for those in need in the community.
For more information, call 401-1573.

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. April 13 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 April 13-15.
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. April 13 for pickup.
This opportunity is only available for the city of Richmond Hill current water account users in residential zoning areas only.
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 preorder, call Dolly Greene at 756-2412. On the day of, call 727-2163.

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.

Legion dance
American Legion Post 123 will host a country western dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the post on Bull Street in Savannah, near Forsyth Park.
The cost is $10 per person or $15 for couples.

Onion sale

American Legion Post 164 of Pembroke is taking orders for Vidalia onions to support post activities.
Onions are sold in 10 pounds for $8 or 25 pounds for $15, and deliveries will be made late April to early May. The onions are from Ray Farms and are certified by the state as genuine Vidalia onions.
For more information or to place an order, call 653-4958, 653-7970 or 842-9418.

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