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Community announcements for Sept. 5
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Free food
The Mobile Food Pantry will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell.
This food pantry is available for the low-income, elderly, disabled or unemployed people; and those at risk.
Apostle Kenneth Greene and Pastor Gwendolyn Greene welcome you to receive this blessing.
For more information, call (912) 858-3390.

Labor Day program
Fort Morris State Historic Site will hold its Labor Day Revolutionary War cannon demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at the historic site in Midway.
Historically attired interpreters will present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations. The cost is $4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $2.75 for kids ages 6-18 and children 5 and under are free.
Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
For more information, contact site manager Arthur Edgar at (912) 884-5999 or

Family picnic
A Labor Day Family Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at J.F. Gregory Park.
Presented by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council, the free event will include a dessert bake-off, water slides, a watermelon seed spitting contest and more.
For more information, or to participate in the dessert bake-off, contact Brett A. Hulme at or 507-8037.

County meeting

Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Courthouse in Pembroke.

 Council meeting

Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.

Golf tourney
Augie’s Pub of Richmond Hill is hosting a golf tournament Sept. 11 at Sterling Links Golf Course to benefit spinal muscular atrophy.
The cost to sign up is $200 for a four-man team, and the deadline is Sept. 8. Sign-up forms are available at Augie’s Pub.
For more information, call 756-4825.

Usher's anniversary
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 31st Usher's Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. at the church in Richmond Hill.
For more information, call 727-2163.


Northside Baptist Church, located at 458 W.E. Smith Rd., Pembroke, will host a revival from Sept.12-15.
Sunday services will be: 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Sunday Worship and 6 p.m. Evening Worship. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m.
Evangelist Max Dawson will be the guest preacher.
For more information call 653-3088 or go to

Adult basketball
The North Bryan County Recreation Department will offer an adult basketball league this fall beginning the first of September and running through the middle of November.
The league will play on Monday and Wednesday nights with games beginning at 6 or 6:30 p.m.
For further information contact Pratt Lockwood at the North Bryan County Recreation Department at 858-4640

The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is seeking interested directors for fall season and future productions, including plays, musicals, dinner theater and other quality theatrical performances.
Applications for the fall season are due by Sept. 15. For more information, call Nikki at (949) 228-1094 or e-mail at

Mothers' group
Join Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS) at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Get together with other moms to figure out the art  and science of mothering together. If you have a child from birth-kindergarten, this group is for you. Stop by anytime to learn more. Regular meetings are the first and third Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.

Sarcoidosis support

Learn how to cope with this medical mystery, and benefit from up to date information on physicians, natural foods and other health care professionals. Talk with others who have been coping with Sarcoidosis for many years.
The next meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Candler Hospital Heart and Lung Building in Savannah, second floor, classroom 3.
The speaker will be Peter Brodhead of Brighter Day Natural Foods.
For more information, contact Lawrence Thompkins at 858-4433 or

Educators meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association meets the second Tuesday of the month.
This year’s first meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Pembroke United Methodist Church.  
The meeting will include a brunch and a program on fall gardens by Bryan County Extension Agent Don Gardner.
All retired teachers are encouraged to attend.
For information, call Jean Owens in Pembroke at 653-4732, Jerry Swain in Claxton at 739-2686 or Esther Sexson in Richmond Hill at 727-3013.

Christian play
The play, ‘The Trumpets and The Candles’, a serious Christian comedy by Gwendolyn Greene, will be presented on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell. Admission is free. Everyone is invited, so don’t miss this God inspired play.

Food donations
September is Hunger Action Month. Help the one in six Americans struggling with hunger by dropping off canned goods and non-perishable donations to Palmer Chiropractic during business hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Palmer Chiropractic is located in Parker’s Square, 11400 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill.

Plantation tour

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of the Ford Plantation from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 2.
Attendants will be picked up by trolley car from the Richmond Hill Museum grounds and taken to the Ford Plantation. There will be a tour conductor on the trolley to present a commentary during the tour of the grounds and historic sites.
An afternoon reception will be held at the museum following the tour.
Tickets are $30 for historical society members and $35 for non-members. There are a limited number of tickets, which are on sale through the Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum.
For more information or to reserve space, please call (912)756-3697.

Pumpkin Patch

Once again, it is time for the Richmond Hill Garden Club’s Pumpkin Patch. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park.
Proceeds are used to provide a yearly scholarship to a Richmond Hill senior who will be pursuing a horticulture-related career.
Proceeds also fund beautification projects, such as gardens at Henderson Park and Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Please call 727-5801 for further information.

Free classes
Curves of Richmond Hill is offering free weight management classes at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11,  to teach its method for losing weight and raising metabolism.
Classes include: Start-Up Class (90 minutes) for first-time participants; Phase 3 (30 minutes) to teach the last and most important stage of the Curves Weight management Plan and the secret that makes the plan work; and Special Topics Classes (30 minutes) will cover a different topic each month, including smart grocery shopping, choosing the right carbohydrates, eating out, emotional eating and more.
Classes will be taught by Curves’ registered dietitian Nadia Rodman and facilitated by weight management coaches from Curves of Richmond Hill, through a series of DVDs that will alternate teaching with hands-on activities.
All classes are free to members and non-members.
For more information, contact Delene Broeckling at 912-756-6611 or

RH Garden Club
Want to meet new people, learn about the local environment, flora and fauna? Come to the Richmond Hill Garden Club’s September meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Stephens Wetland Center in J. F. Gregory Park. This month’s topic is “Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Patch.”
For more information, call 727-3219

Transit fair
The first Georgia Transit Day/Transit Fair will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center in Statesboro.
The fair is designed to educate local and state elected officials, regional stakeholders and others regarding the importance of transit within the CRC 10-county region, which includes Bryan County.  
Topics discussed will include the role of transit in the state, new transit-related legislation implementation (HB 277) and advancing mobility through transit.
The meeting will include a Live Feed Program, with discussion on the role of transit; HB 277 by Sen. Jeff Mullis; and more. There will also be open discussion on transit in Georgia and informal informational sessions.

Women’s talk

All women are invited a live, global conversation via Web stream from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Bible Baptist Church, 4700 Skidaway Road, Savannah.
Women from around the world will be challenged to discover how to live, move and be active in sharing Christ’s love.
This non-denominational event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.Speakers will be Trina Pockett, Gail Dudley, Lisa Heidrich and Geneva Vollrath.
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