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Community announcements for Aprill 24
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Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 7 nightly Wednesday-Friday. Events on April 28 include Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. and Holy Communion at 11:30 a.m.

Bark Park fundraiser
A Bark Park wine and cheese fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at Marker 107 on Kilkenny Road in South Bryan.
The event, which is raising money for a dog park in Bryan County, will include a range of fine wines, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music by Roger Widener and silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the and the following Richmond Hill businesses: the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce; PawParazzi; Ella’s of Richmond Hill; and Awakening Yoga Studio.

Fishing derby

Richmond Hill will host a fishing derby from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park in honor of Georgia Cities Week.
Trophies will be given for the biggest fish caught and the most pounds in various children’s age groups up to age 12. All registered participants will receive a medal. A free lunch of hot dogs and soda will also be provided for registered participants by the Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own bait and poles, although some will be provided. For more information about the derby, contact Rhonda Gordon at 856-2727 or Ellis Phillips at 312-3387.

Tapas fundraiser
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is hosting a tapas fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday to benefit the church’s piano fund. The event will include tastings of wine and tapas, along with a silent auction and door prizes.
Tickets are $10 a person and will be available at the door. The church is located at 16491 Highway 144, Richmond Hill. For more information, please call 459-0316.

Women in White

The Women in White Program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Groveland.
Minister Valarie Frasier of Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Pembroke will  be the guest minister.
For more information, call 912-739-7665.

The Nashville lecture

“The Story of the Nashville,” the next installment of the Richmond Hill Historical Society lecture series will be at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Fort McAllister Museum on the 144 Spur.  
Historian Danny Brown will discuss “The Nashville” and its role during the Civil War.
The lecture is open to the general public. Parking fees will be waived.  
For more information, call the Richmond Hill Museum at 756-3697.

Spring show

Arts On The Coast Spring Show will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3-4 and noon-4 p.m. May 5 at the AOC Gallery, 2591 Highway 17, suite 101.
The event will feature paintings, mixed media and sculpture by local artists. Artists’ reception will be 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 4.
Refreshments will be served.

Cemetery clean up
Volunteers are needed to help clean up Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery during Cemetery Clean Up Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4.
The cemetery is across the street from the church at 16525 Highway 144 E. in Richmond Hill. Participants are asked to meet at the cemetery gates at 9 a.m., bring work gloves, hats and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The church will furnish some lawn equipment and supplies, although participants can bring their own equipment.
For more information, call 912-727-2163 or email

Pet adoption

Area animal rescue organizations and PetSmart Charities are hosting a weekend adoption event from4-6 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4-5 at PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St., Savannah.
There is no charge to meet the animals, but each welfare agency sets its own fees for adoption.
For more information, email or call 912-598-7729.

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