Lisa Ripa, owner and instructor at Awakening Yoga Studio, is the focus this week of the Proust questionnaire:
May 18: Capt. Matthew Freeman memorial blood drive – Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (9050 Ford Ave.) hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. in honor of Matthew Freeman. The event will also serve as a collection for school supplies to benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.
Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Barker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
I have just returned from a six-day driving vacation (I am trying to remember to say vacation instead of holiday) up to Virginia.
When Richmond Hill Middle School English and Language Arts teacher Missy York received a grant to purchase Kindles for her classroom in December, she knew they would change the way her students read.
Richmond Hill English teacher and soccer coach Steve Kollman answers this week's list of question:
May 11: Davenport House Curator's Tour – Experience collections and areas normally off-limits to visitors in this guided tour of the historic Savannah home. Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. For directions and details, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Arika Johnson believes that everything happens for a reason.
Fifth-graders in Mrs. Smith's class at G. W. Carver Elementary School held a "tea" in honor of the royal wedding.
May 5: Tour of Fort McAllister – The Richmond Hill Historical Society, in conjunction with Fort McAllister State Historic Park, presents a tour led by Park Manager Danny Brown. Learn about the history of this local site from an expert. Tour begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 756-3697.
The Pembroke Garden Club installed new officers during a ceremony April 17 with the help of Freddie Drexel Lee, J.D., who conducted the ceremony.
The name of the game for Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation is planting, promoting and protecting trees in our communities.
Saturday's Easter Extravaganza brought families from all over the area to J.F. Gregory Park. Children reveled in the egg hunt, played games, and met the Easter Bunny.
April 29: Movie Night – Adults are welcome to visit the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free movie screening at 1 p.m. The library asks that attendees refrain from bringing food or beverages, and that they be on time. For details and movie information, stop by the library or call 756-3580.
The Richmond Hill Community Theatre's annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Richmond Hill Library. This is an opportunity to find out more about RHCT and become involved in live theater in Richmond Hill.
It's the beginning of a new program. Fort McAllister State Historic Park hosted a one-day camp called Junior Naturalist Mini Camp for children ages 8-12 recently.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce had its annual Meeting and Dinner Banquet Jan. 22 at the Richmond Hill City Center. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin F. Gregory was the keynote speaker. Richmond Hill Pharmacy was named Business of the Year. For more photos, go to community.bryancountynews.net/gallery/detail/3813/
Jan. 29 & 31: "The Wizard of Oz" Auditions – The Richmond Hill Community Theatre will host auditions for the production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed May 1 and 2. The auditions will take place at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 6-9 p.m., on Jan. 29, and from 2-5 p.m., on Jan. 31. Singing talent is not required, but is a plus. Participants to do not need to prepare a monologue or have an extensive acting resume. Actors can bring a headshot, but it is not required.
Two local businesses - the Richmond Hill branch of the Navy Federal Credit Union and the Richmond Hill City Center - along with several local individuals recently made donations to help give sets of books and matching plush toys to children in Gold Star Families who are a part of the Snowball Express.
Marion Neeley, assistant manager of Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-24: Doo Wop and Rock Festival - Doo Wop and Rock is a two-day celebration of the good, old-time rock 'n' roll. The show features eight legendary rock 'n' roll artists from the 1950s and '60s, with four artists each night. The event will take place at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. For more information and ticket pricing, go to www.festival15.com or call 525-5040.
Auditions soon will be under way. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for actors ages 7 and older to audition for the upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz."
Emily Speer is an actress with the Richmond Hill Community Theatre. Here are a few of her thoughts:
Jan. 16: Spring Fashion Show - Magnolia Manor will present a Spring Fashion Show, sponsored by Bon Worth, to the community. Come see what's new for spring or volunteer to be a model for the show. The fashion show begins at 3 p.m. For more information or to participate, contact Julie Licavoli at 756-4300, ext. 101.
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