RH Garden Club
Richmond Hill Garden Club will hold the May meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Wetland Center in J.F. Gregory Park. This month’s speaker will be the club’s first president, Mrs. Frances Meeks. Her topic will be "By-Gone Days of the Garden Club." The public is invited. For more info call 756-5126.
Magnolia Manor on the Coast welcomes Brian Judson as guest speaker on May 10 at 5:30 p.m. in their Renaissance Lecture Series. Judson will give guests an overview of the programs and collections of the Jepson Center for the Arts.
The Jepson Center for the Arts, which continually updates its collection, is the newest member of the Telfair Museum of Art family which also includes The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Owens-Thomas House. It is an architectural masterpiece designed by Moshe Safdie and one of the most visited attractions in Savannah.
The public is invited. Sessions are held monthly at no charge, however an RSVP is required. A light supper is provided free of charge. To RSVP call Julie Gartside at 756-4300.
Arts on the Coast
Arts on the Coast will have a general meeting at Magnolia Manor on May 17 at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A representative of Farr and Away Productions will report on the play "The Thing About Men" at J. F. Gregory Park scheduled for June 1 and 2nd. This will be a dinner theatre with food prepared by Bruce Ford of Outriggers Restaurant. Tickets are available through Arts on the Coast members or call Kathy at 727-3820 but you need to call or mail in your tickets early to be sure your seat is reserved.
Also at the May 17 meeting, there will be a demonstration by Daryl Peterman, an AOC member, who has experience and expertise in charcoal drawing and in the field of composite sketching for detective work. This promises to be a very interesting program.
Coastal Georgia Area Action Authority, Inc., which administers the Head Start program in nine counties including Bryan County, is currently accepting applications for Head Start for the coming school year. Children must be at least 3 years old and not older than 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2007.
For more information about the program, please call the center at 653-4990.
The Parish Handbell Choir of Christ Church, Savannah will present a joyful program of sacred handbell music at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. The 14-member bell choir of historic Christ Church (The Mother Church of Georgia –1733) rings twelve octaves of handbells and chimes. This concert is part of their summer tour up the East coast and is being presented in conjunction with their newest CD, "Resounding Joy".
Tour of homes
Planning for the Richmond Hill Holiday Tour of Homes has begun. This popular event takes place every two years in connection with Holiday on the Hills. This year the tour will be on Sunday, Dec. 2,, from 1-5 p.m. This fund raiser benefits our community through several service organizations such as Richmond Hill Historical Society, The Garden Club, Friends of the Library and St. Anne’s Parish Council of Catholic Women. Volunteers from these organizations work throughout the year preparing for the tour of beautifully decorated private homes and churches. The homes are staffed with volunteers the day of the tour to provide you with highlights of the homes and its history.
Some of the featured homes in the past have included a lighthouse, a log cabin, an old barber shop, an antebellum mansion and other historical homes and buildings. This year this event promises to equal the past presentations.
St. Anne’s Catholic Church PCCW, will again be hosting a light lunch at the church which will be included in the price of the tour.
The Tour of Homes Committee is looking for local homes to be open for the tour. Please call Teresa Timmons at 665-2449 directly if you would like to have your home on the tour.BCHS Reunion
The Bryan County High School classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 are planning a class reunion for this August. Contact addresses are needed. If you are interested, please contact your classmate: Lavon Nelson (1961), 912-660-9385, Gail Summerford (1962), or Jim Harn (1963). The next meeting will be held 11 a.m. on May 14 at Cowart’s Café (formerly Green Roof) in Pembroke. All interested are encouraged to attend.
RHHS reunionThe Richmond Hill High School classes of 1950 through 1969 are planning a reunion June 8-9. There will be an informal gathering at 7:30 p.m. June 8 at J.F. Gregory Park. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. June 9 at J.F. Gregory for a tour of Richmond Hill. A dinner buffet at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel is at 6 p.m. The cost is $55 per person. All interested graduates or members are invited to attend. Contact Janine Darieng by email at JDARIENG@CLDS.NET or 756-3936 or Mildred Hilliard at F_HILLIARD@YAHOO.COM or 756-3149.
RHHS 1997 reunion
The Richmond Hill High School Class of 1997 reunion will be May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Outriggers.
An RSVP to Jessica or Kellie at email@example.com is required, or mail $50 per person to 1997 Reunion, C/0 M. Scott, P.O. Box 283, Richmond Hill, GA, 31324.
RHHS 1998 reunion
A 10-year reunion is being planned for the Richmond Hill High School class of 1998. The planning committee is currently compiling a list of classmates. Send name (maiden and married, if applicable), mailing address, phone number and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call (912) 210-0971 or (912) 401-9363.
Area residents of Bryan, Chatham, Liberty and Tattnall Counties and those who have family buried at Little Creek Cemetery on Fort Stewart are invited to join the Gunter Family from Bryan County Saturday, May 14, as they place permanent headstones on the gravesites of five family members buried there.
All attendees are required to meet the Fort Stewart Game Warden at the Bryan County Courthouse in Pembroke on Hwy 119 no later than 9:30 a.m.
The group will be escorted in their vehicles to and from the cemetery site via Fort Stewart Road 67. A brief Monument Dedication/Memorial will be held at 10 a.m. For general information about this event please contact Ms. Gail Aldridge, telephone 767-5687.
The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will hold its Sixteenth Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2, 2007 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Hwy. 144. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with fishing beginning at 8:30 a.m. The derby is free of charge and open to children ages 15 and under, accompanied by their parents or adult guardian. Over the past 16 years, thousands of children have participated, and the Exchange Club expects a large turnout again this year. The fishing derby will be at Fish Hatchery ponds that have been stocked with catfish. Participants should bring fishing poles equipped and ready to fish, as well as bait, although a limited amount of bait and fishing poles will be available for use free of charge.
Awards for children 12 and under will be presented for several categories, including, First Fish Caught, Most Total Pounds (limit of 10 fish), and Heaviest Fish. $50 Savings Bonds and/or trophies will be awarded for the various categories based on age, 7 to 12, and 6 and under. The savings bonds being awarded are donated by Bryan Bank and Trust, and the trophies are donated by the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill. All children will also be eligible for doorprizes to be given away during the derby.
All area children ages 15 and under are encouraged to participate. Parents or guardian should complete an official entry form for each child and bring it to the Fishing Derby on June 2.
On Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. the Richmond Hill Historical Society is proud to present Dr. Todd Groce, president of the Georgia Historical Society. He will present a program on "Saving Private Ryan", a discussion concerning the history of the era of World War II. This will be a very interesting lecture and is open to the public at no charge. The meeting will be held in Gregory Park at the Wetlands Center in Richmond Hill. Pleas call the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at (912)756-3697 for directions or answers to questions you might have.
February thru April is the busiest time of the year for Passport Services, with people planning spring break and summer trips. The best advice is, "APPLY EARLY". As of March 1, 2007 timeframes for processing passports have been temporarily expanded. Normally, passports are received within 6 to 8 weeks for routine service. It is now taking 10 to 12 weeks for these routine passports to be processed. Expedite service with prepaid two-way overnight delivery normally takes two to three weeks but is now taking three to four weeks to process these applications. If you need any additional information please visit www.travel.state.gov or call the Bryan County Clerk of Court’s Office at (912) 653-3872.
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