March 14: Harlem Globetrotters – The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Savannah. Check out their amazing basketball skills and theatrics at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center in downtown Savannah. Ticket prices vary. To purchase tickets or find out more, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Currently here in beautiful Coastal Georgia, we have little to complain about compared to most of the country, a lot of which has been hit by snowstorms, and also compared to my native Northern Europe, which is having its usual cold, wet and dreary winter.
Pembroke Garden Club has had several recent events, including its meeting in January and an Arbor Day tree planting in Pembroke on Feb. 15.
Dogs get cancer, too.
This week Sara Jane Fogarty, community manager for the American Cancer Society, answers the questions:
March 6: Book club – Join the Richmond Hill Public Library book club at 11 a.m. to discuss "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson. The meeting is free and open to the public. The only membership requirement is a library card. To join or learn more, contact Carol Yarley at 756-3580 or email@example.com.
Heavy rain and lightning didn't put a damper on the 2013 Ogeechee Riverkeeper awards gala Saturday at Fort McAllister Historic State Park.
Jesica Mnieckowski, outreach director for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, answers the questions this week:
Feb. 28: Tax assistance – Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be available to provide free tax help for older taxpayers and people with low and moderate incomes from 3-6 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. For more information, call 447-5577.
There is a lot to be said and learned about any purposeful commercial business that requires organized systems and procedures. One of them is a cafeteria.
CORRECTION: The Richmond Hill City Center will not be serving lunch during the 2013 Hometown Expo as was originally reported.
Michelle Englehart, owner of Skin Essentials and Espresso Hill, faces the questions this week:
Feb. 22-24: Springtime Made in the South – Check out the unique crafts and art created by Southern artisans at the 2013 Springtime Made in the South show at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7. To learn more, visit www.madeinthesouthshows.com.
Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate. And nobody does chocolate like All Things Chocolate & More in Richmond Hill.
Feb. 14: Spanish story time – Join Spanish instructor Cheyenne Kozaily at 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free 30-minute Spanish story time. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared towards children under 5. For more information, call 756-3580.
The boys of fall are at it again. South Bryan County Recreation Department football got under way recently with tryouts, and hundreds of kids showed up to show coaches what they can do. The season begins soon for various age groups who will compete for local and state glory, the latter through the auspices of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state playoffs.
The trip was canceled, but that didn't stop Logan Pope from getting to Africa.
AUG. 15-16: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Bryan County offers three opportunities for community members to receive their GED through free classes offered at the Pembroke and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, as well as the Goodwill in Richmond Hill. Instructor Rick Smith said these classes give the community the education and credentials needed to find college or career opportunities.
The community came out to J.F. Gregory Park last Saturday for the National Night Out event sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Police Department. The event included live music, free food and games for children, as well as vendors. Taylor Carpenter attended with her camera to document some of the fun.
Aug. 7: Lunch Bunch Club - The Richmond Hill City Center will kick off its Thursday Lunch Bunch Club from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a $15 lunch buffet prepared by the center's executive chef. This event is by reservation only. The event will take place every Thursday, and seating is limited. To make a reservation or receive more information, call 445-0043 or visit www.richmondhillcitycenter.com.
Community members came to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market to buy fresh produce, homemade breads and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.
Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception.
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