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POSTED: November 7, 2012 1:43 p.m.

Fall exhibit: Arts on the Coast will have its annual Fall Art Show from Friday-Sunday at the Arts on the Coast Gallery in the Speir Brogdon Building at 2592 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.
The event will include the gallery’s grand opening, as well as a silent auction that will benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace.
The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Additionally, an artists’ reception will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, when the public can meet with the artists and enjoy refreshments.
For more information, visit www.artsonthecoast.com or email artsonthecoast.pr@gmail.com.

Fishing workshop
A Catch-and-Release Best Practices workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The workshop is being conducted by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, the Sportfishing Conservancy and CCA GA in an effort to better understand current catch-and-release practices and to develop techniques that will help fish and fishermen thrive.
The workshop is free and will include a raffle give-away, continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited and on a first-come basis. RSVP to guarantee a seat by emailing jody.patterson@noaa.gov or calling 912-598-2345.

Veterans observance
The city of Richmond Hill will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Monday in J. F. Gregory Park.
The observance will honor those who have served and continue to serve in the armed services, along with police, firefighters and other emergency-service workers. The event will feature speakers and a 21-gun salute. The public is invited. For more information, call 756-3851.

Club meeting
The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J. F. Gregory Park.
Featured speaker Nathaniel Glover will discuss the Keep Georgia Beautiful program. Members also will receive felt Christmas stockings to decorate for Georgia Regional Hospital.
For more, information call 727-3219.

Firefighters needed
The Bryan County Fire Department needs volunteers. No experience is necessary; training will be provided, including the opportunity to become a certified firefighter in the state of Georgia. 
For more information, stop by Station 1 on Highway 144 at Belfast River Road and Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or call 727-3033 for South Bryan or 858-2790 for North Bryan.

Yarn donations
Common Threads, a needle-work group at the Richmond Hill Public Library, is seeking donations of yarn.
Common Threads knit and crochet adult chemo hats, Afghan blankets and lap throws and nursery and children’s hats for local hospitals. Some items are also available for free at the library. The group is in need of yarn to continue these projects.
Donations can be dropped off at the Richmond Hill Public Library on Ford Avenue anytime during regular business hours.

Study group
Anyone interested in studying and discussing America’s founding principles, with a focus on the Constitution, should consider joining the Get a Life Society. No credentials are needed except a love of history and a sense of humor.
For more information, call Monte Ray at 445-5673.

Thrift store
St. Elizabeth’s Attic and Thrift Store at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill has Halloween items and fall and winter clothing available.
The store, at 1649 Highway 144, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call 727-2664.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project volunteers are hosting a social at 7 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Hall in First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. in Savannah. John ‘Crawfish’ Crawford, a University of Georgia naturalist, will speak about the Georgia Coast’s natural treasures. The public is invited; a $5 donation will be appreciated. For more information, call 657-3927 or email www.thedolphinproject.org or gadolphin@comcast.net.

Winter Muster
Winter Muster and Battle, a re-enactment of the climactic battle of the March to the Sea, will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Fort McAllister State Park.
Attendees will witness a re-enactment of the final assault for control of the fort at 5 p.m.
Costs to attend are $6.50 per adult and $3.75 per child.
For more information, call 912-727-2339.

Got news?
Have a fundraiser, group meeting, church announcement or other nonprofit events you’d like to have announced? Email announcements and contact information to lwynn@bryancountynews.net or fax to 756-5907.

 

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