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Community announcements for Nov. 24
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The library will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29.

Backyard event
Magnolia Manor of Richmond Hill will host “Welcome to Our Backyard” from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the facility on Timber Trail Road.
The family friendly event is free to the public and will include fishing, games, a corn-on-the-cob eating contest, music, a cookout, inflatables for kids and more.  
For more information, call 756-4300.

Open house

Buckhead North will have a Christmas open house at the subdivision clubhouse from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Vendors include Dream Cakes by Rebecca, The Pampered Chef, Silpada, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Stella and Dot, and Willow House. Vendors will be offering food samples, giveaways and discounts. Bring your holiday gift list and take advantage of this one stop shopping event. 
For more information, call 756-8340.

Silent auction

The “Common Threads” knit, crochet and quilting group will be hosting a silent auction at the Richmond Hill Library on Nov. 29.
A variety of different items will be available for auction. Each item will have a closing date and time. Please stop by the library to view the items and place your bid. Detailed information is available at the display tables.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life Richmond Hill.
For more information, call 756-3580.

Society reception
The Richmond Hill Historical Society is kicking off the holiday season with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Richmond Hill Museum.
It has been a good year for the society and the Richmond Hill Museum and they want to share the excitement and enthusiasm with the community.
The Barbershop building is on its way to its final home and the DVD “Ford Era Memories,” a compilation of vignettes of oral histories taken from the people who grew up here in the 1930s and 1940s when Henry Ford was a winter resident on Bryan Neck, is now available.
For more information, call 756-3697.

Pembroke judging
The Pembroke Garden Club will be judging Pembroke businesses Christmas decorations on Dec. 3. The judging will be based on street appeal. 
The garden club sponsors the judging to encourage Pembroke businesses to be decorated in the spirit of the season for the Pembroke Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 4 and the Pembroke Christmas Parade on Dec. 11.
To participate or for more information, please call 858-3580 no later than Nov. 26.


The ninth annual Richmond Hill Chili Cook-off will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at JF Gregory Park.     
Come out and sample some of Coastal Georgia’s best chili. There will also be crafts, other food vendors, local entertainment, Silly Dilly the clown, fun for the kids and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
For more information or booth space, please contact Amanda Styer at 756-3641 or Nancy Frye at 756-3735. 
Holiday Bazaar
The annual Holiday Bazaar, presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park at Bay and Gloucester streets in downtown Brunswick.
For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association at 262-6665 or 262-6934.

Christmas parade

The 15th annual Richmond Hill Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.  The theme of the parade is “Christmas on the Coast” and this year’s grand marshall is Mayor Harold Fowler.
Come out and enjoy what has become one of the largest Christmas parades in Coastal Georgia.  
For more information or to enter the parade, please contact Nancy Frye at 756-3735.

Charity ball
Willow Salon of Richmond Hill will host the first Willow Charity Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The event, which is black tie optional, will include a dinner buffet, dancing, silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
Sponsorships are available at various levels ranging from $75 to $1,200.
For more information, call 756-2141.

Legion party
American Legion Post 164 and the Ladies Auxiliary invite all area active duty military and their families to the annual Post Christmas party at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. The party will be at the Post home on Hwy. 280, west of Harvey’s in Pembroke.
A meal will be served and Santa will pay a visit to the children. Guests will need to RSVP and should be prepared to give the gender, age and first name of children that will be attending.
Guests will be limited to Pembroke, Groveland, Ellabell and Brooklet area residents. All members are asked to bring a large side dish. Meat, bread and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Please RSVP to BJ Clark, 653-4958; Joe Lewis, 912-842-9418; or Walt Myers, 655-2906 before Dec. 4.

Winter Muster
Fort McAllister State Historic Park will hold its annual Winter Muster and Battle from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the park on Fort McAllister Road in South Bryan.
Spend the day at the fort as Union and Confederate forces prepare for the climactic battle of Sherman’s March to the Sea. Guests will be able to witness the battle for control of the fort at 5 p.m.
The cost of attendance is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.
For more information, call 727-2339.

Holiday concert
A season favorite every year, the Savannah Philharmonic’s annual holiday concert, Christmas with the Philharmonic, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Dec.17 and 18, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah
Last year’s Christmas concert sold out prior to the event and no tickets were available at the door. Ticket prices are $35, $50 and $100.  Family tickets are available for purchase for $100 (family of four, limited seating). Tickets are available at or by calling (912) 525-5050. 
Please do not contact the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for more information.

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