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Community announcements for Nov. 3
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Relay social: The local Relay For Life Committee is hosting an ice cream social from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill. Interested participants are invited to drop by to register their team and find out more about Relay For Life 2013. Participants who register on or before Nov. 4 will be eligible to win a Relay prize.
Relay For Life of Bryan County takes place from 7 p.m. May 10, 2013, to 7 a.m. May 11, 2013, at J.F. Gregory Park.
For more information about forming a team or becoming involved in Relay For Life, visit or call 912-355-5196.

Veterans celebration
Lanier Primary School will hold a special veterans program and celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the school on Highway 280. All veterans are invited to attend as special guests.
The gifted enrichment students will be presenting the annual veterans celebration to honor all veterans and currently enlisted members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This program will feature tributes to American veterans and service members. Each veteran in attendance will receive recognition.
For more information, please call the school at 626-5020.

Grief workshop
Those who need help with grief issues as the holidays draw near are invited to the free “Grief and the Holidays” workshop at 6 p.m. Monday at the United Way Service Center, 9611 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
For more information, call bereavement counselor Betsy Kammerud at 912-303-9442.

Fall exhibit
Arts on the Coast will have its annual Fall Art Show on Nov. 9-11 at the Arts on the Coast Gallery in the Speir Brogdon Building at 2592 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.
The event will include the gallery’s grand opening, as well as a silent auction that will benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace.
The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 11. Additionally, an artists’ reception will be from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10, when the public can meet with the artists and enjoy refreshments.
For more information, visit or email

Veterans observance
The city of Richmond Hill will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 in J. F. Gregory Park.
The observance will honor those who have served and continue to serve in the armed services, along with police, firefighters and other emergency-service workers. The event will feature speakers and a 21-gun salute. The public is invited.
For more information, call 756-3851.

Club meeting
The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J. F. Gregory Park.
Featured speaker Nathaniel Glover will discuss the Keep Georgia Beautiful program. Members also will receive felt Christmas stockings to decorate for Georgia Regional Hospital.
For more, information call 727-3219.

Firefighters needed
The Bryan County Fire Department needs volunteers. No experience is necessary; training will be provided, including the opportunity to become a certified firefighter in the state of Georgia. 
For more information, stop by Station 1 on Highway 144 at Belfast River Road and Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or call 727-3033 for South Bryan or 858-2790 for North Bryan.

Yarn donations
Common Threads, a needle-work group at the Richmond Hill Public Library, is seeking donations of yarn.
Common Threads knit and crochet adult chemo hats, Afghan blankets and lap throws and nursery and children’s hats for local hospitals. Some items are also available for free at the library. The group is in need of yarn to continue these projects.
Donations can be dropped off at the Richmond Hill Public Library on Ford Avenue anytime during regular business hours.

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