Feb. 14: Valentine's Dinner for Two - Enjoy a four-course meal with a choice of one of four entrees in a romantic and elegant atmosphere at the Club Stewart Thunder Run, Building 405 at Fort Stewart. Cost is $35 per couple, from 6-9 p.m. Call for reservations at 767-4717.
Feb. 5: 13th annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibit - As part of the Black Heritage Festival, the city of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs hosts this annual Links-sponsored exhibit. Local middle and high school students have entered works based on the 2014 theme, "Dare to Dream; Create a Legacy." The opening reception will start at 6:30 p.m., where prizes will be announced. The exhibit will be open until Feb. 28, at West Henry Street in Savannah. For more information, call 651-6783.
Firefighting isn't simply a job for Fire Chief Mike Smith, it's in his blood. But after 40 years of knocking down fires, Smith decided to part ways and announced last month his retirement from the South Bryan County Volunteer Fire Department.
Julia Harrison took her camera out to the recent Resolution Runz at Waterways Township.
Jan. 24: Tarzan the Musical - Savannah Children's Theatre is swinging into the New Year with bungees, aerial silks and hanging vines for their main stage production of Disney's musical, which will run three weekends through Feb. 9. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available online and in the box office. For more information, visit www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
You can't tell where you're going unless you know where you've been," said Sarah Volker, former president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society - that's where Coastal Georgia historian Buddy Sullivan comes in.
Magdalena Bresson was out with her camera at the 2014 High School Sailing Regatta at Lake Mayer in Savannah.
Jan. 16: First Christian Academy open house - First Christian Academy will open its doors from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday for parents of infants through fourth-graders interested in touring the campus, previewing the curriculum and meeting the teachers and administrators. Along the way, parents will also get a sneak peak of the gym, the classrooms, the technology center and future programs being introduced this school year. First Christian Academy has been educating children for more than 10 years. For more information, call 912-756-3407 ext. 124 or visit www.fcaeagles.org.
Modern-day Fort McAllister is home to educational events and celebrations, but 150 years ago, it was home to Joseph McAllister, captain of the Hardwick Mounted Rifles - a cavalry unit made up exclusively of men from Bryan County, predominantly from around Hardwick, Keller and what was then known as Ways Station.
Jan. 9: Yappy Hour - Bark Park organizers will hold their monthly fundraiser for the county's dog park slated for Henderson Park from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant. The group will release the annual plan for fundraising and the building plans for the park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Visit www.bryancountybarkpark.com/ for more information.
For some, January is all about getting back on track after a gluttonous holiday season and resolutions could be focused on getting in better shape, eating well or jumping into new hobbies. The Richmond Hill YMCA offers a few health-minded programs to help people meet their goals.
Members of the Bryan County Fire Department were busy Christmas with Santa Runs, Breakfast With Santa, Toys for Tots and more. Santa and BCFD members also went out to the South Bryan Recreation Department on Dec. 18 to meet with kids involved in the SBRC Special Needs Activities Program, also known as SNAP. From all reports, a great time was had by kids, firefighters and Santa himself. The accompany photos were shot by Bryan Browning.
Jan. 1: 13th annual Tybee Polar Plunge - After a night of merrymaking and ringing in the new year, gather two or more friends and enter the "Gang of Goofs" costume contest for the chance to win some great prizes, including a coveted engraving on the "Le Goof" trophy for the first-place team. Proceeds benefit the restoration and renovation of the Tybee Post Theater. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and the plunge is at noon. Admission is $25. For more information, go to tybeepolarplunge.com.
Few things grant holiday cheer like carolers singing, hot chocolate and merrymaking in the cool air.
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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