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Community announcements for May 13
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“Backyard Wildlife” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden, 2 Canebrake Road in Savannah.
Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. A presentation on plants, trees and shrubs that protect and attract birds and small animals will start at 9:05 a.m. A presentation on what species could be seen in one’s yard will start at 10 a.m. A walking tour of Coastal Gardens will start at 10:45 a.m.
The event is limited to 45 attendees. RSVP by Monday. Call 912-459-2070 or 912-658-3190.

Friday on the Train
A free community event, Friday on the Train, is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the Station Exchange complex on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.
The event will include live music from Nashville performer Wally Brown, open mic auditions for a future local music event, bounce houses for kids and more. Local businesses like The Ice Cream Stop will be on hand as well.
Friday on the Train will take place on the third Friday of each month through September. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Installation service
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold an installation service for its new church pastor. The investiture of Pastor-Elect Henrietta B. Lovett will be at 5 p.m. May 19.
The Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, pastor emeritus at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Savannah, will be the guest speaker, and a reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow the service.
For more information, please contact the church secretary at 912-727-2163 or

Asperger support
The Richmond Hill Asperger support group will meet at 7 p.m. May 21 in the community room of the Richmond Hill Public Library. For more information, email

Library meeting

The Bryan County Library Board’s meeting set for Wednesday has been rescheduled. The board will instead meet at 5 p.m. May 21 at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
The board’s Building Committee will have its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 17 at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
All Bryan County Library Board meetings are opening to the public.

Memorial Day observance
The city of Richmond Hill will hold its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. May 27 in J.F. Gregory Park.
The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Neal Corson, commander of the 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.
Other speakers will include representatives from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veteran of America.
The event will close with a laying-of-the-wreath ceremony and a 21-gun salute.

Faith, Fitness and Fun

The Richmond Hill YMCA and New Covenant Presbyterian Church will hold Faith, Fitness and Fun vacation Bible school for children ages 5-11 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at J.F. Gregory Park. Cost is $10 per child. For more information or to register, call 912-756-5856.

Bible school
“Heroes of the Bible” vacation Bible school will be held 6-8:30 p.m. June 2-6 at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, across from Publix in Richmond Hill.
Registration is free. To register or for more information, call the church at 756-2339 or visit

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