With still a third of the year to go, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has already donated more than $2,000 to help local charities.
Visiting a beekeeper's hives is an enlightening, unique experience that need not come with painful side-effects.
<strong>Oct. 21: "Picasso for a Night" Adult Painting Class - </strong>Local artist Carol Hartley hosts this special event designed for artists at any experience level, including beginners. Work step-by-step to create a finished painting of "Sunflowers" in one evening. Cost is $45 per person and includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Hartley at 659-0098 for additional details and registration information.
It's that time of year again! In just two days, the long-anticipated 2010 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival will kick off in J.F. Gregory Park.
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<p><strong>Oct. 13: Quilting Class -</strong> The Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads knit and crochet group will host an organizational meeting to start up a quilting class. Meeting will take place at the library at 1:30 p.m. The group invites all experienced quilters who would like to share their knowledge with others to join them to work out the details. Please email <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank">email@example.com</a> if you have questions or would like more information.
Students at Richmond Hill Elementary School (RHES) will now be able to reap the creative and educational benefits of music– and have some fun while doing it– thanks to the school's new piano lab.
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<p><strong>Oct. 6: Common Threads - </strong>With colder weather on its way, what better time to learn to crochet or knit? The Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group meets at 10 a.m. with the goal of learning, fellowship and improving skills of knitters of all skill levels. You may also choose to don te your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.
With the Richmond Hill Garden Club's Pumpkin Patch just around the corner, there's no question that fall has officially arrived.
Dr. Amy Pearson of Coastal Pain Relief Specialists recently received the Rotary Club International Service Award for her volunteer work in Haiti during the earthquake aftermath.
<p><strong>Sept. 29: RHUMC Blood Drive -</strong> Give the gift of life by giving blood at Richmond Hill United Method Church's blood drive. Donate from 2-7 p.m. at RHUMC (9050 Ford Ave.). For more information, please visit www.rhumc.com or call the church office at 756-2190.
Nat and Delene Broeckling of Richmond Hill are a couple that love a challenge.
<p><strong>What do you feel is your greatest achievement?</strong> My children. I am proud of the four of them for their accomplishments. Their successes makes me a success.
<p>F or John McCosker, the hobby that once kept him out of trouble as a youngster is now a vital teaching tool for his two young sons.
<p>Magda Bresson took her camera to the Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo last weekend at Fort McAllister Marina.
<p><strong>Oct. 4-6: Oktoberfest on River Street -</strong> Downtown Savannah is hosting its 30th annual weekend-long festival on the river celebrating fall, food, beer and fun. Special attractions include wiener dog races, bratwurst tasting, sausage eating contests and a River Street keg roll. There will also be live music and a Beer Garden. The event kicks off in Rousakis Plaza at noon Friday and doesn't end until 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 912-234-0295.
<p>Thanks to summer rains that soaked coastal Georgia over the summer, pumpkins are likely to be a little harder to come by. But organizers of the annual Pumpkin Patch in J.F. Gregory Park are hoping the event will go unscathed as they plan for another popular year for the round orange gourds.
<p>Magdalena Bresson took her camera out to Friday on the Train last week the accompanying photos showsome of the folks who turned out.
<p><strong>Sept. 28: Free Day -</strong> Join Georgians in a celebration of state parks and historic sites with free admission all day and parks such as Fort McAllister, Skidaway Island, Wormsloe and others. The statewide event showcases how parks enrich communities and the importance of local volunteerism. Choose from activities ranging from trail maintenance and river cleanups, to guided hikes and golf tournaments. For more information, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit <a href="http://www.GeorgiaStateParks.org">www.GeorgiaStateParks.org</a>.
<p>Vicki Myers said she has always shared a love for biblical history, especially biblical plants, with her husband, Bryan County Commissioner Steve Myers. They made a home in Richmond Hill nearly 12 years ago, but they also discovered a wealth of untended land deep in the heart of Bryan County, perfect for harvesting the ancient crops the couple had always dreamed of.
<p>Magdalena Bresson took her camera out to Yappy Hour at Fish Tales, which raised more than $1,200 for the Bryan County dog park.
<p><strong>Sept. 20: Third annual Warrior Classic Golf Tournament -</strong> Support local wounded warriors in this tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor presented by Spine & Sport Foundation. Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. They are currently seeking sponsorships for holes and prizes, as well as registration for teams. All entries and donations are tax deductible and participants can drop off a registration form at any Spine and Sport location. For more information, call 912-713-0777.
<p>In an instant, Sujo John's American dream became a nightmare on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Having come to the United States from India with his wife less than six months prior, the 25-year-old had paused earlier that morning to reflect on just how lucky he was to have found a home and a job in one of the most prosperous cities in the world.
<p>Gib Robinson, president of the Richmond Hill Friends of the Library, faces the questions this week.
<p><strong>Sept. 12: 'Yappy Hour' for Bark Park -</strong> It's BYOD (bring your own dog) from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant on Fort McAllister Road to raise funds for the construction of the county's dog park at Henderson Park. Southern Eagle has donated a keg and will be offering cups of beer for $1 each. Entry is free and special "Bryan" cocktails will be offered with non-alcoholic versions available. Bark Park products with the Bryan logo will also be for sale including new koozies for $5 that includes the first cup of beer free. For more information, visit ...
<p>Linda Newsome is not the same woman she was in February 2009 - that's when doctors handed her a near fatal diagnosis and prepared her for what would soon become the hardest battle of her life.
<p>Magdalena Bresson hauled her camera out to Fort McAllister Monday to capture the essence of its Labor Day Festival.
<p><strong>Sept. 7: Surfers for Autism -</strong> This all-day surfing event benefits people with autism and invites guests to enjoy music, catered food, games and more. Surfers will gather at the Tybee Pier Pavillion at 9 a.m. and suit up for a full day of fun in the surf. Experience is not required and the event is free, but surfers will need to preregister on the organization's website. For more information, call 912-652-6780 or visit <a href="mailto:surfersforautism.org">surfersforautism.org</a>.