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Community announcements for Sept. 7
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The Richmond Hill Public Library will be closed 1-5  p.m. on Friday  for a staff training workshop.

Art show
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an art show and reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Richmond Hill Museum.
The theme of the show is “Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck.”
Meet local artists who created the original artwork, highlighting the people, places and events that have helped define Richmond Hill and Bryan County. 
The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
The old Bailey Carpenter Barbershop, recently transported to the museum’s campus, also will be open for viewing Sept. 8.
For more information, call 756-3697.

Freedom Walk
Hunter Army Airfield will host the America Supports You Freedom Walk at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hunter Club.
The Freedom Walk is a national program that began in Washington, D.C., in 2005 and is held annually in more than 300 communities in all 50 states. It not only commemorates the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, but also represents a day for Americans to commit themselves to the preservation of freedom. 
Citizens are asked to stand united with members of the Armed Forces; local police, fire, emergency medical services and other first responders; and veterans, Scouting and ROTC cadets to show support for the nation and those who serve.
For more information, contact the Hunter Army Airfield Public Affairs Office at 315-3739.

Canoe excursions    
Fort King George will conduct a canoe trip down the Altamaha River on Cathead Creek. The trip, scheduled for Saturday, will take participants through 19th-century rice fields teeming with wildlife and history, then down Cathead Creek and finishing at Skippers Seafood dock. Guided interpretation will be provided along the way. 
The cost is $35 per person. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are furnished. Guests are strongly advised to bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen. Bugs are rarely a factor on these trips. Reservations are required.    
Meet at the Fort King George Historic Site Museum at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or go to

Club meeting
The Richmond Hill Garden Club’s first meeting of the new season is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the John W. Stephens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The meeting will be an introduction of the projects and speakers for the coming year. Plans for the 12th annual Pumpkin Patch, Yard of the Month, Henderson Park Gardens and future luncheons and field trips will be discussed. Light refreshments will be served.
Members and anyone interested in gardening, horticulture and the environment are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 727-2263.

RHFD open house
The Richmond Hill Fire Department will host a volunteer open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the fire station at 722 Timber Trail Road.
Prospective volunteers, who must be 18 years or older and reside in Richmond Hill, will get to tour the station, see equipment demonstrations and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs. Firefighters will also present an information briefing and conduct a question-and-answer session.
Seating is limited, so please call 756-4405 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to RSVP.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project will be hosting it’s October dinner/meeting at Johnny Harris Restaurant in Savannah on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Join the group for a Low Country Boil menu. The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Eric Montie, Professor at University of South Carolina Beaufort. His talk will be on marine bioacoustics (the sounds marine animals make in the water, in addition to his published research on neuroimaging  - how pollutants affect the brains and behaviors of dolphins. Since we share the same environment as dolphins, this information should be most interesting for all. Reservations required. For information and to RSVP, contact Dolores Engle:  or visit

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