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Community announcements for Oct. 5
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Historian Talley Kirkland will present a program on the Civil War and Bryan Neck at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Richmond Hill Historical Museum. Kirkland also is a Civil War re-enactor.
The lecture, hosted by the Richmond Hill Historical Society, is free to the public.
For more information or directions, call 756-3697.

Church dinner
The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church’s August birth month group will sponsor a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Dinners are $10 and slabs of ribs are $20. Dinners include barbecue ribs, fried shrimp and fish, potato salad, backbone rice, green beans and cornbread. Dinners can be picked up at the church.
Contact Dolly Green at 756-2412 in advance or at 727-2163 the day of the dinner.

Book signings
Four area authors will sign copies of their books from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at All Things Chocolate & More in the Publix shopping center on Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill.
“Arcane Sunflower” author Courtney Summerlin, “Salzburg Pirate” author Jack Rodgers, “Lonely Deceptions” author D.R. Willis and “The Sculptor’s Painting” author J.G. Weaver will be on hand to sign copies of their books.
Anyone who buys a signed book will get a coupon for 15 percent off toward the purchase of treats from the store.
For information, call David Willis at 756-3314.

Archaeological talk
The Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum will host a talk by David R. Wiggins at 2 p.m. Saturday at 681 Fort Argyle Road/Hwy. 204, about two miles past I-95.
The free talk is “Camp Lawton Discoveries: Excavations at a Confederate Prison Camp” and is sponsored by the coastal Georgia Archaeological Society.
For more information, email

Library closure
The Richmond Hill Public Library will be closed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday for a staff development workshop. The library will be open from 2-7 p.m. that day.

Birding program
Joe LaFleur, the author of the “Better Birdwatching” DVD series, will lead a guided bird walk from 9-10 a.m. Sunday at Fort McAllister Historic Park.
The walk will feature hands-on identification of migrant and breeding birds in habitats like woodland and open water. Beginners are welcome.
From 10-10:30 a.m., LaFleur will provide an audiovisual program about common birds of the area. The program will offer information on how to identify birds by sight and sound and will review preferred habitats where each species likely is to be encountered.
The fee for the bird walk and program is $2 per person, and a parks pass is required to enter the park ($5 per vehicle).
Participants should meet at the visitor center before each activity.
For more information, call 912-727-2339 or 888-414-2837

Library meeting
The Bryan County Library Board will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 12, at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The meeting is open to the public.

Tree planting
The Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation will be replacing some trees and mulch Oct. 15 at DeVaul Henderson Park south of Richmond Hill.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the park for coffee and donuts and should bring gloves and shovels.
For more information, call Ted Flake at 727-2016.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project will host its October meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Johnny Harris Restaurant in Savannah.
The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Eric Montie, professor at University of South Carolina Beaufort. His talk will be on marine bioacoustics and his published research on neuroimaging.
Reservations are required. For information and to RSVP, contact Dolores Engle at  or visit

Blood drive
The Bryan County High School Science Club and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the high school gym in Pembroke.
The community is invited to come out and make a donation to “help save a life.”

Family reunion
The Futch family will hold its 64th reunion Oct. 16 at the Smith Family Reunion Center on Seed Tick Road off Hwy. 119 near Pembroke. All descendents of John Morgan Futch and Nancy Crosby Futch are invited.
A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call Charlene Butler at 653-2474.

McTeacher’s Night   
McDonald’s is hosting Richmond Hill Elementary School for a McTeacher’s Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the restaurant by Publix on Hwy. 144 south of Richmond Hill.
McDonald’s will donate 20 percent of all sales during the McTeacher Night to Richmond Hill Elementary School.
Teachers and staff will be working at the restaurant for the evening, cleaning the dining room, greeting customers and handing out food at the drive-through window.

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