WaterWays Township, a new 2,300-acre gated community in South Bryan, will be open to the public Friday and Saturday.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Friday at WaterClub West to mark the official opening of the community that showcases a junior Olympic pool, screened pavilion, back country bike trails, more than three miles of lagoons, more than six miles of marsh, fishing and its new series of homes.
There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, when visitors will have the opportunity to see what life in WaterWays will be like.
Activities will include back country bike tours underneath ancient oak hammocks, pontoon boat rides or kayaking along the Bill Dance-designed fishing lagoons, swimming in the Rick Wissmach-designed WaterClub West pool and personal tours to experience the vistas of coastal marshes along Red Bird Creek.
WaterWays is nine miles down Hwy. 144 from Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill. Turn left onto Oak Level Road and proceed for 2.7 miles before arriving at the WaterWays Parkway.
The Dollars for Dylan fundraising group is taking item donations for a garage sale set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday under the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
A drop-off bin is located in the Century 21 Ways Station parking lot in Richmond Hill.
For more information, contact Nancy Miller at 572-7151 or email@example.com.
Fort King George will conduct a canoe trip down the Altamaha River on Cathead Creek at 8:30 a.m. Saturday starting at Fort King George Historic Site Museum. The cost is $35 per person.
The trip will take participants through 19th-century rice fields teeming with wildlife and history, then down Cathead Creek and finishing at Skippers Seafood dock. Guided interpretation will be provided along the way.
Canoes, paddles and life jackets are furnished. Guests are advised to bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen. Bugs rarely are a factor on these trips. Reservations are required.
For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or go to www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge.
The Dolphin Project is hosting a program and training workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Mercer Auditorium at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Needed are skippers with boats, photographers with 300mm camera lenses and team leaders and assistants to record data.
The Dolphin Project is an all-volunteer, nonprofit research and education organization that has been dedicated to the protection of wild estuarine bottlenose dolphins for more than 22 years.
Participants must be 18 years or older, a project member and have training to participate in research surveys. There is no charge for training, and land-based volunteer opportunities are also available for all ages.
For more information, visit www.thedolphinproject.org.
A representative from 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Richmond Hill for a Congressional Day Office to meet with Bryan County residents who need assistance with a federal agency.
The Day Office will be from 11 a.m. to noon July 21 in the conference room at Richmond Hill City Hall, 40 Richard Davis Drive.
“We hold these ‘day offices’ throughout the district to make it more convenient for citizens who may find it difficult to get to one of my offices,” Kingston said. “I hope residents of Bryan County will stop by and speak to Trish DePriest if they need help or just want to express their concerns.”
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