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CPR course

The Teen Center is having a CPR course on Thursday, 3-7 p.m. The class is limited so please call at 756-3828 to reserve your spot. The fee will be $5 for 11 to 18-year-olds. Sponsored by CprAedTraining. For more questions or information, contact Linda at 222-0637 or


CVB meeting

The CVB will have a called meeting Wednesday at noon about the city center in the Station Xchange office. A presentation will be given by Kirby Glaze.


Pembroke Library

Come and join the Pembroke Library's "End of the Summer Party" Tuesday, July 22, starting at 11 a.m. There will be face painting, balloons, pizza, drinks and prizes. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.


Marching Band

RHHS Marching Band will hold Band Camp July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. in the band room at RHHS.

Pre-registration is July 20 from 1-4 p.m. in the band room with registration continuing July 21 at 8 a.m. For more information, visit



The first annual Miss Richmond Hill Pageant will be held July 20 at the Wetlands Education Center. All age groups of females from baby to 24-years-old may participate.  For more information please visit or call Sonya at 631-1896.



There will be an Ogeechee River Paddle July 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The paddle will take off from Dasher’s Landing, Hwy. 80, at the Ogeechee River in Blitchton, cost is $20.

Participants will paddle about seven to nine river miles. There will be a shuttle to take participants back to pick up their cars. Snacks will be provided at the take-out location.

Participants need to bring lunch, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, drinks, bug spray, boat, paddles and a life vest for each participant in the boat. There is no pre-registration required.

For more info, contact Dianna Wedincamp,, 912-764-2017.


Recycle cellphones

The Pembroke Cub Scout Troop 357 will be collecting used cell phones for recycling to raise funds through Aug. 1 for upcoming scouting activities.

The drop off location will be at the Pembroke Telephone Company during normal business hours. There will be a recycling bin available for unwanted cell phones. Please contact Miranda Purvis at 653-6324 with any questions.


Youth Award

The Youth Hero Award is a new addition to the Pembroke American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 Children and Youth program, and is a liaison to the Child Welfare Foundation. The auxiliary is currently taking submissions for boys and girls who have performed some kind of heroic act in the North Bryan County area. To submit a hero, contact Unit 164 Vice President Cindy Milloy with the child’s name, age, city of residence, city where the heroic act took place and the date of the act. Milloy can be reached at 675-5422 or 653-5878.


Boat ramp closing

The Jekyll Island Authority and Georgia DNR have announced that the Jekyll Island public boat ramp will close temporarily beginning July 7 and should reopen in late September. During this time, the ramp will be renovated, providing improved access to the St. Simons and St. Andrew estuaries.

While the Jekyll ramp is closed, boaters should consider using the MacKay River ramp or the Blythe Island ramp as alternatives. The parking area and Ski Rixen Pond fishing piers will remain open to the public during construction.


Gray's Reef meets

The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS) will have a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council Monday, July 28, at the Wetlands Education Center from 3-8 p.m., with public comment scheduled around 7:15 p.m. The Council meeting agenda focuses on certain recommendations for a research area in the sanctuary, along with the proposed spearfishing management actions. For more information, call Becky Shortland at 598-2381.


Magnolia Manor

Stratton Leopold, co-owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream and a motion picture producer, will speak Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Driving course

It’s never too late to polish up on your driving skills. That’s why Magnolia Manor on the Coast is hosting the AARP "Driver’s Safety Program" for all persons age 50 or older on July 17 and 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost for the class is $10, payable on the day of the class. For more information, call 756-4300 or visit


Bag Sale

The Pembroke Clothesline will have a bag sale Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2. Pick up a bag and fill it as full as you can – for just $5. During the sale, customers will find something for everyone.


U-pick blackberries

The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens in Savannah has a bumper crop of sweet, juicy, ripe blackberries for visitors to pick straight from the bush. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, visitors to the Bamboo Farm may pick blackberries. Pickers are provided with a bucket for picking. Blackberries are weighed after picking and cost $3 per pound. The fruit is expected to continue to ripen through July.


Spaghetti dinner

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164, of Pembroke, will be having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 2, starting at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post Hall, located on Hwy. 280 just past Alco. Tickets for the dinner are $6. The meal will be sit down with waiters serving. Menu includes salad, garlic bread, spaghetti with or without meatballs, iced tea and dessert. Call Susie Magee at 653-5476 or 429-3741, or Cindy Milloy at 653-5878 or 675-5422, or contact any auxiliary members.


Proof at AASU

To close its 2008 Summer Theatre Season, the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre will be presenting David Auburn’s suspenseful drama Proof in the Masquers Chinese Theater. Audience discretion is advised. Performances run July 24-27, 31 and Aug. 1-3 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinées at 3 p.m. Advance ticketing is highly recommended; general admission $10; senior citizens, military personnel, and students/children may purchase tickets for $8. Call 344-2556 for more information or visit


Christian cheer

Christian Cheer Camp will be held at the Faith Harvest Sanctuary in Ellabell from July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 5-12. The fee is $35, with $25 for each additional sibling. Children are asked to bring a lunch, drinks will be provided. Space is limited, first 50 children signed up are in. Call Melissa Hewitt at 858-2215 or Jessie Holcombe at 663-1878 to register.


Christian school

Attention all concerned parents: Are you tired of your children being bored and restless, always staying in the principal’s office? Well, stop right here and see what Gwendolyn Greene and Patricia Bynum have to offer. They are two interested people who have started a Christian school, grades 3-8, with your children in mind. They are a couple of "Certified Educators" wanting to help your children succeed in academics and help them cope with the problems of these perilous times and to help them continue to be successful throughout their life.

For more information call 858-3390 or 631-5952.


Pastor anniversary

The Canaan Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to celebrate the second anniversary of their Pastor, Rev. Floyd Hartford. The special guest church will be the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. N. N. Boles bringing the message. Please join them July 20 at 5 p.m., 1072 Ford Avenue.



The Pembroke Assembly of God is planning its second annual Back to School Extravaganza.

The Extravaganza will start at 5 p.m. on Aug. 3 and they will be handing out free school supplies to the first 100 children in grades K-5th. Items to be distributed will include rulers, crayons, pens, pencils, colored pencils, pencil cases, scissors and notebook paper. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the event, which will also feature a water slide, hot dogs and hamburgers and ice cream sundaes. The Assembly will also be presenting information about all the children's programs and services they offer. To find out more, call Gloria Bennett and leave a message at 748-6058.



First Baptist Church of Blitchton will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, July 20 with a special service starting at 11 a.m. Former pastor Rev. Walter Jarrell will be the guest speaker, with vocalist Shelby Lynn providing special music. A fellowship dinner will be enjoyed after the service. All members and former members are invited to attend.


Mill Creek

Mill Creek Baptist Church announces the following: from July 16-18 Mill Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th anniversary, 7:30 nightly; on July 24 Mill Creek Baptist Church Youth Department will have its annual Vocational Bible Study, 6-9 nightly; on July 26-27, Mill Creek Baptist Church Junior Mission will have its annual Family and Friends picnic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mill Creek Church. On July 27, the group will have their annual Family and Friends Program, 3 p.m.



The August Birth Month is having a variety of dinners July 18-19 at Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dinners consist of the following: fried fish, fried shrimp, BBQ ribs, baked chicken, potato salad, collard greens, red rice and corn bread. The price of a dinner is $8. Contact Gracie "Dolly" Green at 756-2412 or Frederick Hart at 756-5885 or on day of dinner at 727-2163.


VBS Beach Party

Everyone is invited to attend the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, "Beach Party: Surfin through the Scriptures," beginning July 27-31 and ending Aug. 3. The program is a celebration of God’s love and each lesson will be supported with Bible stories, music, crafts, games and snacks. There will be classes for ages birth through adult. Registration forms are available at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. Registration is recommended but not mandatory. For more information contact Debbie Sisco at 756-3992 (home), 756-5828 (work) or by email at


Beth Moore

A Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast is being co-hosted at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Hwy. 144. Moore is a dynamic Bible teacher and will be joined in this simulcast by Travis Cottrell, a dynamic worship leader. The event will take place Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Elizabeth’s. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Another event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 2, when doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, $35 each. To register, go to, click on Beth Moore and follow instructions for registering and purchasing tickets, or call 727-2589.

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