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The next 7 days
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The Richmond Hill Library will host The Dolphin Project Friday morning to present information about protecting bottlenose dolphins.

Here are some of the activities coming to our area:

May 5

The Run for Dana 5K Run/ Walk will be held at 9 a.m. May 7 at 9 a.m. at J.F. Gregory Park. Race is in honor of Richmond Hill police Lt. Dana Strickland, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2014. Cost is $25 until May 5, and $30 after that. Register at or up until 8:30 a.m. on race day. Proceeds benefit the Richmond Hill Police Spouses Association and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce’s May Lunch and Learn will feature guest speaker Jeffrey Williamson of J.L. Williamson Law Group LLC. He will speak on "The New Focus of Modern Estate Planning." Admission is free for Chamber members and invited guests, $15 for nonmembers. It takes place at Bubba’s Bistro, 2547 Highway 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 11 Seating is limited. Reserve a space by May 5 at 912-756-3444 or

The Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave., hosts Lapsit Storytime the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Next is May 5. Go to or call 912-756-3580.

May 7

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will host its annual fundraiser from 6:30-10 p.m. at Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar St. Event features a concert by The Rogues Band, country buffet, cash bar, 50/50 raffles, door prizes, line dancing, prizes for best dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and two-step dance contest. Tickets are $60 and may be purchased at or by calling Rich DeLong at 912-531-7867 or emailing Proceeds benefit local education and senior citizens.

The Guns and Hoses Poker Run, in honor of fallen Bryan County firefighter Terry Nielson and fallen Richmond Hill police Lt. Dana Strickland, will take place today. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at Southern Biker Gear, 4158 Highway 17, Richmond Hill. Cost is $25 per motorcycle. Proceeds will be donated to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta and the Richmond Hill Police Spouses Association on behalf of RHPD Officer Todd Read’s wife, Tonya, who is battling cancer. Email Mike Ward at

The Richmond Hill Library, 9607 Ford Ave., will host "The Dolphin Project," during which information on how to protect bottlenose dolphins will be presented. Volunteers are needed, including skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders. Minimum age for research surveys is 16. Event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go to or email No reservations necessary, and program is free.

The Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave., hosts Cars and Coffee from 9-11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month from March through October. Next is May 7. Admission is free. Coffee is 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. Go to call Art Thumwood at 602-397-5300.

May 9

The South Bryan County Recreation Department hosts adult line dancing from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Rec Gym, 508 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill. Call 912-756-4075.

May 13

Family Promise of Bryan County will host a golf tournament at Black Creek Golf Club. Cost is $100 per player. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon and shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Call 912-388-6522 or go to

May 14

Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, will host the Mother’s Day Paddle from 9-11 a.m. at Redbird Creek. Mothers accompanying their children pay half price. Check in at 8:30 a.m. at the front office; launch is a 9 a.m. Reservations required. Admission is $20, plus $5 parking per vehicle. Go to or call 912-727-2339.

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