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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 912-764-2017.
The first annual Miss Richmond Hill Pageant will be held July 20 at the Wetlands Education Center. For more information please visit coastalbeauties.net or call Sonya at 631-1896.
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.
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 www.richmondhillhighschoolband.com.
The next meeting for the Richmond Hill Lions Club will be July 24 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 very interesting with the discussion of valuable information about alternative fuel options. There will be a barbecue dinner during the event.
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 email@example.com, or visit www.georgia4h.org/public/guidebook/policyforadultsworkingwithyouth.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Bacontowntown Road in Pembroke, call 653-4990 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Stratton Leopold, co-owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream and a motion picture producer, will speak Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.
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 www.magnoliamanor.com.
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.
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.
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 www.finearts.armstrong.edu/tickets.html.
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 www.georgiamemorywalk.org 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 www.scadboxoffice.com. A service charge applies to phone and internet ticket purchases.
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