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A "Meet and Greet" for the Harlem Globetrotters is scheduled Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. at the Hunter Golf Club Pavilion. Members of the Hunter military community are invited to meet the players and get their autographs.

The Harlem Globetrotters will play against local celebrities and emergency personnel Sunday, July 27, at 5 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Proceeds from the Comedy Basketball Fundraiser are for the Sugar Refinery Relief Fund. Military members get a 10 percent discount on tickets.


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


Before, after school

Richmond Hill and the Pembroke Branch of the YMCA Before and After School Program has started registration. The registration fee is $35. For more information, please call 756-5856. Scholarships are available.


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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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


Rec volunteers

Richmond Hill Rec Association cheerleaders are looking for dedicated coaches and assistant coaches this football season. Skilled coaches are preferred for ages 6-12, but are not required.  Enthusiasm is a must! This is an opportunity to make a difference in our youth’s lives.  Interested? Contact Jan Bass, coordinator at 756-6459 or RHRA at 756-4075.


Historical Society

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present Roger Warren Allen, Sr. to speak on "The History of Traffic on the Ogeechee River and its Effect on the Evolution of Lifestyles along its Banks." Allen is an entertaining and informative speaker, columnist for the Statesboro Herald, and author of Remembering Bulloch County from the Babe to the Boro.

Allen will speak at the Historical Society Museum, located on Hwy. 144 at 7 p.m., Aug. 7. The meeting is open to all members and the general public at no charge. If you have questions or need directions please call 756-3697 for more information.


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


Nonprofit info

The Coastal Nonprofit Professional meeting will be Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Savannah. Beverages will be available at happy hour prices and dessert samples will be served. The event is hosted by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

The networking meeting will include a short program on how major changes taking place in the nonprofit sector and the local nonprofit community are changing the skills nonprofit professionals need to develop.

Savannah nonprofit and thought leaders including Daniel Dodd, director of Step Up!, Savannah’s poverty reduction initiative; Chris Miller, founder and CEO of Creative Cities Consulting; and Beth Larrimore, executive director of Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, will address the group.

RSVPs are requested, contact Rasheed Green at 234-9688 or


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.

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