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Community announcements for Feb. 28
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Arts on the Coast Association is having a Fine Art Exhibit now through March 31 at Merrill Lynch, 7414 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah.
Original works of art by association members will be on display from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
The exhibit is free to the general public. 
For more information, contact Sue Vertullo at 665-1025 or, or visit

Candle tour
Fort McAllister State Historic Park will have a Candle Lantern Tour from 7 to 8 p.m. March 5 at the park on Fort McAllister Road south of Richmond Hill.
Admission is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children. No flashlights please.
Cannon firings and musket demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Civil War soldiers will go through their nightly duties by candle light. Be sure to stay with a guide or risk being captured as a spy.
For more information, call 727-2339

Garage sale
The Sterling Creek subdivision in Richmond Hill will have a Neighborhood Watch garage sale fundraiser at 7 a.m. on March 5.
Homes that participate are asked to contribute a $10 donation, which will help support improvements and/or projects around the neighborhood, such as Neighborhood Watch signs, landscaping improvements and more.
To participate in the garage sale, call 756-6772.
For more information about Neighborhood Watch in Sterling Creek, call 312-3790.

Club meeting
The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 at the John W. Stephens Wetland Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
This month’s speaker is Club member Cean Molinari, who is a retired florist. Her topic will be “flower arranging.” The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 727-3219. 

Educators meeting

The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 8 at the Southern Image Restaurant in Richmond Hill.
The topic for the March meeting is the Armstrong Atlantic State University’s 62+ Program. It’s geared towards people 62 years of age and older and offers many AASU  classes for audit or credit if senior students register through the 62+ Program office.

Dinner theater
Richmond Hill Community Theatre and What’s the Scoop Cafe will present at murder/mystery dinner theater on March 9 and 11 at What’s the Scoop in Richmond Hill. 
Seating is limited and by reservation only. Cost is $20 per person.
For reservations or more information, call 445-5001.

Support group
The Alzheimer’s Association is happy to announce the development of a new support group in Effingham County at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 155 Goshen Road in Rincon.
Alzheimer’s Association Program Director Jenny House will speak about Alzheimer’s and facilitator and Chaplain Martha Love will discuss the direction of this new group.  Copies of the “36-Hour Day” book will be given away free of charge for attendees.    
This is a support/discussion/educational meeting for family members of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. This support group is free to the public and is nondenominational. 
For additional information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, please call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-hour helpline at 1-800-272-3900. 

Fundraiser sale
Richmond Hill High School National Honor Society members will hold a fundraising garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion.
Proceeds from the garage sale will benefit Dylan Moore, the Richmond Hill Primary School student currently battling leukemia.
For more information, e-mail NHS advisor Gregory Campbell at

Scottish party
Celebrate Scottish Heritage Month with a Scottish Street Party from 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 in front of Waterfront Wine and Gourmet Shop at 107 Broad St. in Darien.
The festive evening will include Scottish music, ale, food and culture on the beautiful Darien waterfront. Scottish-rock fusion band Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans will be performing their unique blend of music. A free ale tasting will be included in the ticket price. Fabulous prizes donated by local merchants will be raffled off to lucky winners. 
The cost is $10 per person, and children 12 and under are free. Guests are encouraged to bring your own chair, and coolers will not be permitted.
For more information, call 437-4770.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project is hosting a dolphin program and training workshop from 10 a.m. to noon March 26 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah
The Dolphin Project (TDP) is in need of skippers with boats, photographers with a minimum of 300mm lenses on their cameras, team leaders and assistants to record the data.
TDP is permitted by the U.S. government to conduct photo-ID research surveys on the coast of Georgia and lower South Carolina. Volunteers must be 18 years old, a member of TDP and have training to participate in research surveys. There is no charge for training. Land-based volunteer opportunities are also available for all ages.
TDP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit research and education organization that has been dedicated to the protection of wild estuarine bottlenose dolphins and their environment for more than 22 years.
For details and directions, visit

Ultimate sale
George Washington Carver Elementary will host its first Treasurers on the Hill Ultimate Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon March 26 in the school parking lot. 
Space and advertising will be provided. To reserve a space stop by Carver Elementary at 476 Frances Meeks Way to complete a space reservation form.
The cost is $25 for two spaces; $40 for three spaces; and $50 for premium (undercover) spaces. Spaces are reserved on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved no later than Friday.  Individuals, churches and businesses are welcome.

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