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Community announcements for Sept. 22
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Park construction: Construction next week will affect access to J.F. Gregory Park.
From Monday-Sept. 29, the park’s pavilion, amphitheater and all park grounds and roads will be closed to the public. Access to the City Center, John W. Stevens Wetland Education Center and jogging trail only will be available by Cedar Street.
Due to construction, the Richmond Hill Farmers Market will be closed Tuesday. The market will reopen Oct. 2.

Club meeting
The Richmond Hill Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Diana Churchill, author of “Birder’s Eye View: Savannah and the Lowcountry,” will be the guest speaker.

Fundraiser dinner
The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church August Birth Month group will hold a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the church, 16525 Highway 144.
Dinners are $10 and slabs of ribs are $20. Dinners include barbecue ribs, barbecue chicken, fried shrimp, macaroni and cheese, red rice, green beans and corn bread.
For more information, call 756-2412, or on the day of the dinner call 727-2163.

Dolphin program
The Dolphin Project will hold a program and workshop from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill Historical Museum on Ford Avenue.
Learn amazing facts about local bottlenose dolphin with an informative and entertaining program embedded with video and dolphin vocalizations. A research training workshop sponsored by The Dolphin Project will follow the program. The program and workshop are appropriate for ages 10 and up. Dolphin-related books and merchandise will be available for sale, with all proceeds going to dolphin research.
For more information, call 912-657-3927 or visit

Coastal Green
The Georgia Green Industry Association is sponsoring Coastal Green 2012 on Friday at the Coastal Gardens and Bamboo Farm off Highway 17 in Savannah.
Speakers will include landscape specialist Bodie Pennisi, nursery specialist Matthew Chappell, weed specialist Mark Czarnota, forest health specialist Mark Raines and entomologist Kris Braman. The all-day event is good for three hours of pesticide recertification credits for commercial applicators.
Registration is $50 before Sept. 19 and $65 thereafter. To register or for more information, call 706-632-0100 or email

Fall Festival
The PTSOs of Richmond Hill Primary and G.W. Carver Elementary schools will hold their third annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 on the school campuses.
The festival will offer fun-filled activities for the kids and the young at heart with games, rides, inflatables, face painting, a dunking booth and more.
Come out and have fun while supporting these two schools.

Pumpkin Patch
The Richmond Hill Garden Club’s Pumpkin Patch will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6 in J.F. Gregory Park.
Activities will include face painting, the bean-bag toss, a ring toss, a fish pond and photo opportunities with the Pumpkin Lady. Items featured will include pumpkins, mums, hay bales and corn stalks.

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual homecoming gathering with fall revival at 7:30 nightly Oct. 8-12 at 185 S. Poplar St. in Pembroke.
Homecoming Sunday services will be at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 14. An old-fashioned dinner will follow on the church grounds.

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