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Chamber meeting

The North Bryan Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday at Pembroke City Hall. They will start with networking at 11:30. Lunch will start at noon.

Lois Roberts, director of Statesboro Regional Library which encompasses Bryan County’s libraries, will discuss "The Library – Value Added for our Community" as the community prepares for growth. Call Mary Warnell at 653-2244.


Eating at Beef's

The Richmond Hill High School Chorus will be hosting a Spirit Night Wednesday from 4:30-10 p.m. Beef’O’Brady’s will give the chorus boosters 15 percent of meals. The chorus will do a little entertaining for guests during the evening.


Free skin screening

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO and Rite Aid will be stopping by Savannah in the tour’s 38-foot customized RV to offer free full body skin cancer screenings to the public.

Local, board-certified dermatologists that have donated their time will be offering the free screenings to the public. You can visit the RV Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rite Aid, 10402 Abercorn Street, with Dr. Lewis R. Collins Jr. serving as the on-site dermatologist.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases diagnosed annually across the country. Skin cancer is also the most preventable and curable form of cancer if it is detected early.


Hurricane awareness

The Bryan County Emergency Management will be conducting a Hurricane Awareness Briefing on Wednesday in the Courthouse Annex in Richmond Hill and Thursday, May 22 at the Bryan County Commissioners Office at the Courthouse in Pembroke. Both briefings will begin at 7 p.m.


Lions Club

The Richmond Hill Lions Club Annual Politician’s Night is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park. The meeting is open to the public.

The Exchange Club regular meeting will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in J.F. Gregory Park on Thursday at noon. The Lions Club will dedicate 11 bricks they recently purchased for fallen Ft. Stewart soldiers with a short ceremony. Bill Cathcart from WTOC will be the guest speaker during lunch, which will start at noon in the pavilion. After lunch, they will walk to the memorial for the dedication.


St. Anne's

St. Anne Council Of Catholic Women is sponsoring Co-Ed Bunco night on Friday at 7 p.m. in the church social hall.

The price is $10 each with door and cash prizes. Light refreshments will be served. Come enjoy an evening out with old friends and meet new ones. No experience is needed. For info, call Mary Harris 756-8072.


Fort's Memorial Day

Ft. McAllister’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Program will be Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park off Hwy. 144.

The program will focus on the life of the common Confederate soldier with musket and cannon demos and special salutes fired in honor of those who have died in war.

There will also be two "The History of Landmines to the Present" lectures Saturday, May 24. The guest speaker will be the unexploded ordinance technician Jack Imber. Along with other technicians, Mr. Imber locates, identifies and destroys explosives - with his specialty being landmines. Imber will be giving talks at the fort’s museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Admission for the day will between $2 - $4. Active military and families are free with current military ID. For more information, call Daniel Brown at 727-2339. Fort McAllister is located at the end of Spur 144 in Richmond Hill.



The Abundant Life Church of God, 119 Wildwood Church Road (off Hwy. 119) in Pembroke, will be in revival May 25-June 1. Service times are Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; weekdays, 7 p.m. There will be special guest ministers at each service. The theme will be "Releasing the Anointing." Everyone is welcome. For more information call 653-3696.


P&Z meeting date

The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, due to the Memorial Day observance on the regular meeting date of May 26. The next regularly scheduled meeting in June 9.


Reading club

Join the Summer Reading Club at the Richmond Hill Library on Ford Avenue.

Sign-ups for the program start May 27. The club is designed for children ages 2-17. Each participant will receive a reading log to keep track of their reading and can earn prizes while "Catching the Reading Bug."

Catch the Reading Bug starts Wednesday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Author Charlotte Sauers will be reading her book, The Bee in Bonnie Bondelle’s Bow, sharing a special craft and answering questions. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Other Catch the Reading Bug events will be held at the Richmond Hill High School on Wednesdays at 2 p.m., with programs for all ages. The June events include Sean Driscoll, Sail on the Storyship; Donna Washington, Folktales and Fairytales; Bob Linsmayer, Singing Storyteller; Ron Anglin, Quite a Catch; and Chad Crews, Truly Magical.

Sponsors of the Summer Reading Programs and Club are the Board of Education, the Bryan County Library Board, Family Connection, Friends of the Richmond Hill Library, Georgia Public Library Service and Grassroots Arts Program.


Public hearing

The city of Richmond Hill will hold a public hearing June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Richmond Hill City Hall council chambers to obtain public input on the comprehensive land use plan update. For information contact Steve Scholar at 756-3851.


Moving Wall

The Moving Wall group has several upcoming meetings scheduled. If you are interested in finding out more or becoming a volunteer to help out, please feel free to attend or contact Jan Bass at

The next meeting is Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. in City Council chambers.

There are four different days for volunteers to participate in orientation – they are only required to attend one of the four dates. All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office and will not exceed one hour. Wednesday, June 4; Thursday, June 5; Saturday, June 7 and Monday, June 9.


Ranger Camp

Ft. McAllister’s Junior Ranger Camp, for children ages 8–12, will be June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Junior Rangers will experience nature first-hand, exploring Georgia’s fascinating history while enjoying outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking Fort McAllister’s scenic trails as part of the GO (Get Outdoors) Georgia program. Cost is $50, call 727-2339 for more information.


Memorial Program

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a Memorial Day Program along with the assistance from Boy Scout Troop 357 and the American Legion Post 164. The program will begin at noon near the caboose Saturday, May 31 in Pembroke. Following the program, food will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cindy Milloy at 653-5878.


Blood drive

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive is being held at Coastal Electric Cooperative, 1265 S. Coastal Hwy., Midway, in the John T. Woods, Jr. Auditorium on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. All are encouraged to come participate. If you have any questions or concerns please call Kim Sachau at 880-2236.


Honoring grads

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church joyfully invites the public to share in the graduation service and celebration of its high school and college graduates. The celebration will take place on Sunday, June 1 at the noon worship service with lunch immediately following. Mount Moriah is located at 185 Poplar Street in Pembroke. For more information please call 653-2514.


Red Bowers golf

The 4th Annual Robert "Red" Bowers Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 30, at Smithfield Golf Course (formally Eagle Creek Golf Course) on Hwy. 46. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 to sponsor a hole and $300 per four man team. Please contact Mikell Foxworth at 858-2914 or 653-2457 if you would like to participate.


Historical lecture

On Thursday, June 5, 7 p.m., best selling author, William C. Harris, Jr. will be speaking at the Richmond Hill Museum. Harris, a native of Savannah, draws on his experiences and local knowledge to weave tales of intrigue and suspense based on local history. He has just completed his third book, which uses the well known Tybee Bomb incident and a hurricane as its theme. A book signing will take place after the lecture.

The meeting is free and open to the general public. Please call the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 756-3697 if you have questions or need directions. All are encouraged to come listen to an author known to tell a fine tale.


Down on the Farm

Pembroke Assembly of God invites everyone to join them for some "Down on the Farm" fun as they learn how to grow the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

Each evening, June 16-June 20, 6:30-9 p.m., there will be a Bible lesson, music, crafts, games, snacks and a "Down on the Farm" activity.

All children, 3 years to 5th grade are invited. All activities are free, hosted by Pembroke Assembly of God, located at 1514 Bacontown Road, Pembroke. For more information, please call Gloria Bennett, 748-6058.


CSI kids camp

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Camp will be available in Savannah this summer for rising 5th through rising 9th grade students. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily from the weeks of June 9-13 and June 16-20 at the Savannah Country Day School. There are limited slots available.

During the camp, kids will make shoe casts, identify blood types and patterns, and learn how to solve crimes with real police officers and the chief medical examiner for Chatham County. For information on all summer camps, see their website at, select "School Life," then select "After School & Summer."

For more information, email camp director David Hooker, head of the Science Department at SCDS at


Boating course

On June 21, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be offering a boating safety class. The class will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with an hour for lunch. To attend, call the Demeries Creek office to sign up at 727-2111.


Volunteer training

Make-A-Wish Foundation Volunteer Training will be held Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Coldwell Banker/Platinum Partners office, 6349 Abercorn Street. For more info, contact Linda Edwards at or call 912-352-3550.


Teen driving forms

As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver’s license over the long vacation to obtain a "DDS Certificate of Attendance Form" from their school administration before the end of the school year.

DDS Certificate of Attendance Forms must be signed and notarized from the student’s school and presented at the time of applying for a permit or Class D driver’s license. The forms issued in May will be accepted until September 30.

All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a GED diploma, high school diploma, or an attendance form from the student’s local Board of Education if enrolled in an approved home school program.

For complete Georgia driver licensing and testing requirements, please visit


Coastal meeting

The Georgia Coastal Management Program’s Coastal Advisory Council’s spring quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. until noon at the conference room of the Coastal EMC in Midway, on Hwy. 17 (off exit 76, west of I-95). All Council meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Jill Andrews at 264-7218.


Cemetery dedication

On May 24 at 6:15 p.m., on the east side of the cemetery, the City of Pembroke and the American Legion Post 164 will hold a short dedication of the Taps Chimes that now play daily. This has been made possible by donations by local citizens and the First Baptist Church. The dedication will conclude with the playing of Taps at 6:30 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to attend.


Bible school

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church’s Vacation Bible School's theme for 2008 is "Power Lab, Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power." The camp dates are June 9-13 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 4 through rising 6th graders. For questions about registration, call Tara at 1-803-243-3603.


Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is recruiting adult volunteers to help today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. They specifically need adults to serve on their local Service Unit Team and as leaders and co-leaders for the new membership year, starting this fall. An informational meeting for all interested adult volunteers will be Monday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.

For more information on how to volunteer, contact Rikki McMillan ( or 912–236–1571 ext. 107). A volunteer interest form and application are available at

Animal fundraiser

GARD is now accepting yard sale items for their 503(c) nonprofit no-kill animal shelter fundraiser. For more information or to drop off donations, call 858-4530.


Golf tourney

Gather up your favorite clubs, tees and gloves and get ready for the Second Annual Police Foundation Golf Tournament, Wednesday, June 18, to benefit the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Foundation (SCMPF.)

The event will be hosted at the exclusive Club at Savannah Harbor and competitors will have the chance to play for excellent prizes and for a great cause. The tournament sponsors will be allowed a team of four players. Sponsorship levels and prices are as follows: Platinum - $2500, Gold - $1500, Silver - $1000, Hole Sponsor - $500.

Please call Irene Hansen, 201-2018, or for more information or to reserve your spot.


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