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Garden Club

Bryan County Extension Agent David Moulder will be the featured speaker at the February meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club on Wednesday, February 13. The club will meet at the Richmond Hill Library at 10 a.m. Mr. Moulder will speak on water conservation in the home garden and landscape and will be available to answer any questions. The public is always invited to attend the Garden Club meetings. For more information call 727-3219.


The Richmond Hill Museum and Welcome Center, along with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Historical Society, will be part of the Georgia Historical Society’s "Super Museum Sunday" on Sunday, February 10 from noon until 4 p.m. This event is in conjunction with the 275th celebration of Georgia Day.   

For 275 years, the celebration of the founding of the Colony of Georgia at Savannah on February 12, 1733, by James Edward Oglethorpe, has been a tradition among Georgians. 

On this special occasion, the community is invited to help pay tribute to James Oglethorpe as the 2008 Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia Day’s honoree. 

Join in the commemoration of the founding of Georgia, honoring the life and legacy of General Oglethorpe, and celebrating the state’s unique and storied past and the history of Richmond Hill.

The Museum and Welcome Center will feature local historian and author Buddy Sullivan speaking on "The History of Bryan County" at 1 p.m., Jay Volker speaking on "Turpentine" at 2 p.m. and there will be activities for children of all ages inspired by children of long ago through out the day.

For information, contact Christy Hyer, director of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, at 756-2676 or 572-5228 or

There will also be a Super Museum Sunday of special programs from 1-4 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Ft. Argyle Rd. (Rt. 204) located 2.3 miles west of I-95. There will be free admission to the Museum & Nature Center and all programs.

The schedule of events is: at 1p.m., there will be a Canal Archaeology Tour, a reptile show at 2 p.m. with native turtles, snakes and frogs, a 3 p.m. talk on barges, canoes and rafts and a towpath walk at 4 p.m.

The Museum & Nature Center will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sales of plants, gift and craft items will continue throughout the day. Food sales will begin at 11:30 a.m. The special programs will cover a wide range of topics. For more information, call 748-8068 or e-mail

Bryan Neck dinner

The August Birth Month of the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a dinner on February 15 and 16, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The menu includes BBQ ribs, fried shrimp and fish, green beans, back/bone rice and corn bread. The price of each dinner is $8. All are welcome to come and dine within the church.

Energy Oasis 5K

Energy Oasis will hold its second annual 5K race on April 19 at 9 a.m. The Energy 5K Committee has chosen the International Rett Syndrome Foundation to be the beneficiary of the race with local Richmond Hill resident Amber Gant as inspiration and representative.

Rett Syndrome is a unique neurodevelopment disorder, which begins to show its affects in infancy or early childhood. Every five hours a girl is born with Rett Syndrome.

Gant, a beautiful 13-year-old girl attends Richmond Hill Middle School. Her life is full of many challenges. In 2006 alone, she endured over five surgeries. She will need full time care from her family throughout her natural life.

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation is a non-for profit agency whose mission is to fund research for Rett Syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett Syndrome by providing information, programs, and services. Our energy together will enhance the lives of all touched by this disease.

Book/yard sale

The Friends of the Library will have a yard sale, as well as a mini book sale, Saturday, March 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library.

The FOL is currently collecting sale items and will accept small appliances, toys, knickknacks, jewelry, framed art, artificial floral arrangements, kitchen ware, DVDs, music CDs, VHS tapes, and other small items. All donations to be given to staff members. They cannot accept clothing. All proceeds to benefit the Richmond Hill Public Library. For more information, please call 756-3580.

Girl Scouts

The theme of this year’s Girl Scout Cook Sale is "Make it a Hit" and they’re setting the stage for a stellar season! This year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale Kick-Off Event will be held at Leopold’s Ice Cream located at 212 E. Broughton St., Savannah, February 14 from 4-5 p.m. The public is invited.

Jacob Grant center

The Jacob Grant Community Center will be hosting a "Good Friday Girls Desert Day" on March 21. Girls of any age are invited to come sit and share some stories with our senior citizens. If you have a famous desert you would like to bring, please bring it with you to 185 Ballpark Rd. Desert and coffee will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. If you have any questions please call 756-3828.

Big yard sale

Peaches to the Beaches, the annual 212-mile yard sale from Central Georgia to the Golden Isles returns March 14-15, and if you’re a potential vendor, you won’t want to miss it! This is a great opportunity to clean out those closets and attics and make a little money in the process. It is also a perfect place for local organizations to help their fundraising efforts by having not only yard sale items, but local arts & crafts, bake sale items and anything in between. In addition to yard sale items, there will also be a designated area set up for food vendors and antique dealers.

The Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will take place all along Hwy. 341 beginning Friday, but the event will take place only one day in the Golden Isles, Saturday, March 15. Booth space is available in Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Downtown Brunswick, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on that day. Vendor space is only $25; application and fee must be received by March 7.

To become an official Peaches to the Beaches vendor in Brunswick/Golden Isles, contact GIAHA at (912) 262-6665 or For more information on Peaches to the Beaches contact Golden Isles Parkway Association at 912-375-5035 or

Abundant Life

Abundant Life Church of God is currently putting the business of the church in order and would like to inform any former members who would like to remain on active status in the church record to call the church at 653-3696, or come by to help the clerks complete the annual current members’ list. Bishop David C. Norris is pastor of the church, and invites all to come join the congregation at church. The church is located at 119 Wildwood Church Road, north of Pembroke.


On Wednesday, February 20, from 12:10-12:50 p.m., there will be the second of a "Brown Bag Lecture Series" on gardening related topics. This series will alternate between Hinesville and Richmond Hill and is sponsored by the Bryan and Liberty County Master Gardener Associations and the Richmond Hill Garden Club. These sessions will be held on the third Wednesdays of each month at the Stevens Wetlands Center at Gregory Park in Richmond Hill on even-numbered months, and at Stafford Park in Hinesville on odd-numbered months. The topic for February is "Lawn/Turf Management." It will be held in Richmond Hill and the public is invited.


The Richmond Hill Friends of the Library desperately need paperback books in the mystery, spy and adventure genre. These paper backs have to be in good condition: no missing covers, torn or yellowed pages. The resale of these books benefits the Richmond Hill Public Library. All donations are tax deductible. Please bring books to the Richmond Hill Public Library. Call 756-3580 for more information.

Head Start

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc. administers the Head Start Program from its main office in Brunswick.

It operates eleven centers, in nine counties; and is presently funded to serve a total of 917 preschool children. Centers are located in the following counties: Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Camden and Tattnall.

Presently all centers are accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. Children for the Head Start program must be at least three years old, and not older than five years old, on or before September 1, 2008.

The Head Start program provides individualized and group child activities helping children fulfill their developmental potential. While at the center, each child is considered a unique person with exploring minds and educational needs. The program believes each child as the potential for future growth. This approach is also well suited to help children with special needs. In addition, the program offers two meals and a snack daily, parent involvement activities; health, dental and social services; as well as speech and language screenings. There is no cost to parents for this program.

Applications for eligibility may be completed at the center. The following documents will be required: birth certificate, proof of income (2007 W-2 or tax forms, three consecutive pay stubs, Social Security or DFCS letter, letter from employer, etc.), State of GA Pre-School Immunization Record (Form 3231), and a physician’s letter for any child with special needs. For enrollment, the following documents will be requested: social security numbers for each family member, a physical examination, a dental examination, and a current Medicaid, PeachCare or private insurance card if applicable.

For additional information about the program, please contact the center at 653-4990.

Healthy heart

Want to love your heart this Valentine’s Day? Then head over to Magnolia Manor, where personal trainer Derek Frazier will share his secrets on how to live a heart healthy life. The event, which is part of the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast, will be February 14 at 5:30 p.m. Call 756-4300 or visit for more information.

RH Rec Board

Richmond Hill Recreation Board of Director’s Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Bottoms. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rotary fundraiser

The Rotary is gearing up for its annual fundraiser. The event will be held on February 23 at the Speir Brogdon building with the theme of 'Rhinestone Cowboy.' The event is open to the public and will host a silent auction and grand prize drawings. Some items include dinner and cruise, artwork, or an all-expense paid trip to Russia. Tickets can be purchased from Rotary members or at the Chamber of Commerce office off Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill.

Free tax prep

Happy Hearts of First Baptist Church Richmond Hill will be sponsoring free tax preparations for Senior Adults by AARP in the church fellowship hall every Wednesday between February 6 through April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 9184 Ford Avenue, Hwy 144.

For more information please call the church office at 756-2196.


Richmond Hill Toastmasters is held every Monday, 8:30 a.m. at Magnolia Manor. For more information visit or call 912.341.9832.

Volunteers needed

Would you like to share your memories, military or family stories with our patients?

Make your New Year’s resolution to volunteer a reality by becoming a friend to a Hospice Savannah Homecare or Hospice House patient and their family.

Special weekend training offered on the first two Saturdays in February (both sessions necessary), from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Community Education Room, Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Manager at 355-2289 or go to

Master naturalist

Are you interested in learning about the environment around you? If so, you may want to take the Master Naturalist course.

Cost of the program is $175 which will include all materials necessary for the course, plus several other manuals to make your learning experience more enjoyable and easier. This fee does not cover transportation. Fee for applicant’s spouse is $100. Only one set of books per couple. This program is presented by the Coastal Georgia County Extension Offices.

Applications will be accepted by the Bryan County Extension office until February 27. Class size is limited to 25 applicants. To receive an application or for more information, please call David Moulder at 653-2231 Bryan County Extension or e-mail

Theatre workshop

Arts on the Coast will sponsor a series of six Reader’s Theatre Workshops in Richmond Hill for anyone interested, beginning February 12. Reader’s Theatre allows everyone the opportunity to be an actor. The series will be six nights, from February 12 through March 18, with a performance on March 18. Arts on the Coast members may attend for free; non members are $10 for the whole 6 weeks.

If you are interested or would like more information about Reader’s Theatre, please contact Jacki Scott at 756-7841 or Barbara Estes at 727-2538 no later than February 8. Workshops will be held at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. and are limited to 30 people 18 and over.

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