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Marching Band

RHHS Marching Band will hold Band Camp July 28-Aug. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. in the band room at RHHS. For more information, visit


Lions Club

The next meeting for the Richmond Hill Lions Club will be Thursday, at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park at 7 p.m. There will be a special presentation on ethanol as an alternative fuel by Mr. DeLoach and his team. The event is expected to be interesting with the discussion of valuable information about alternative fuel options. There will be a barbecue dinner during the event.


Auxiliary meeting

American Legion Post 164 meets the second Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at the Post, located about 1/4 mile west of Harveys, on Hwy. 280 in Pembroke. All veterans are invited to attend. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at the same time.


Military Job Fair

A RecruitMilitary Career Fair event will take place in Hinesville on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Econo Lodge (formerly the Sans Hotel & Suites) at 726 East Oglethorpe Hwy, from 11am-3pm.



Just in time for end of summer and back-to-school parties, Farm Rich has launched a National Block Party Contest on the Golden Isles. The "FunRaiser" is both an opportunity to win a party, plus win money to be donated to a favorite cause, charity or individual in need.

From now until Oct. 31, anyone can submit a unique or outrageously fun Block Party idea to gather friends, family or neighborhoods. Also included must be the cause, charity or individual in need they would like to receive $1,000 cash as a beneficiary from the "FunRaiser." For more information go to


4-H volunteers

The 4-H is looking for volunteers to help make a difference in the youth of the community by assisting with trips, camps, classes, service projects, demonstrations and more.

They are looking for local mentors to volunteer to be coaches, chaperones, drivers, trainers, specialists in areas such as poultry, wildlife, forestry or public speaking, judges and more.

Apply before July 28 with current screening processes, including an application, two personal references, a two-hour training session and brief interview. Help make the best better today. Call 653-2231, email, or visit


Historical Society

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will be hosting Roger Allen as the special guest for their next meeting, Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Allen will speak about the history of traffic on the Ogeechee River, and its effect on the evolution of lifestyles along the riverbank. The meeting is free and open to the community.

The museum is now open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the museum and learn about Richmond Hill and Bryan Neck’s past so you can help guide the county's future.

For more information, call Sarah Volker at 727-1002 or email


Head Start

Bryan County Head Start will be open Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. taking applications for the 2008-2009 school year. Children for the Head Start program must be at least three years old, and not older than five, on or before Sept. 1. The Center is located at 166 Bacontown Road in Pembroke, call 653-4990 for more information.


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.


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.


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, is scheduled to be the next guest speaker for Magnolia Manor on the Coast’s Renaissance Lecture Series.

Stratton can be found doling out ice cream scoops at the famous ice cream shop in downtown Savannah as well as in Hollywood, or on location around the world producing major motion pictures like Mission Impossible III, Paycheck and The Sum of All Fears.

Stratton’s lecture at Magnolia Manor will focus on the past, present and future of Leopold’s Ice Cream, Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

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.


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


Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Walk is Sept. 27 at Johnson Square in Savannah and Nov. 1, in Statesboro at the Bulloch Academy. This inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Come enjoy great music, food, and fun for all ages. Start your team today by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association at and choose your walk location or call 920-2231.



The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre is presenting Once On This Island, a one-act musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.

The Trustees Theater is located at 216 E. Broughton St.  Performances will take place Aug. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.; and Aug. 3 and 10 at 3 p.m.  

Tickets are $17 general admission; $12 seniors and students, available at the Trustees Theater box office, by calling 912-525-5050 or online at A service charge applies to phone and internet ticket purchases.


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.



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.


Mill Creek

Mill Creek Baptist Church announces the following: 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.


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.



Join Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson, Harvard Business School professor Bill George, and other high-impact leadership experts for The Leadership Summit 2008. Savannah Christian Church will broadcast this two-day conference live on August 7-8.

The Leadership Summit is expected to draw some 100,000 church and business leaders to conference sites in more than 200 locations around the world. To register visit or contact Savannah Christian Church at 925-9657 for more information.


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