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Community announcements for Feb. 16
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Bryan Masonic Lodge No. 303 F&AM will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the lodge.
All you can eat of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served for $5. Uniformed LEO’s and emergency personnel eat for free.

Chili Cook-Off
The North Bryan Chamber of Commerce will have its third annual Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center in historic downtown Pembroke.
Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.
All-you-can-eat chili is $5 for adults and $2.50 for kids.
For more information and to enter the cook-off, call 653-2244 or 653-2219, or visit

Food for Fines
The popular “Food for Fines” event is now through Saturday at both Pembroke Public Library and Richmond Hill Public Library.
Patrons are encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items and toiletries in exchange for their overdue fines. Up to $5 in fines can be forgiven with each item equaling $1 in overdue fines.
In Pembroke, the Food for Fines proceeds go to the United Way program of Pembroke.
The Richmond Hill Public Library is sponsoring its annual Food for Fines drive for the local food pantry, The Way Station.
The libraries cannot accept food items past their expiration date.

Council program
The Coastal Georgia Transition Council will host a presentation highlighting the process of accessing accommodations at the college and university level, as well as the benefits of post-secondary education in the competitive workforce. 
The event is from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at The Hoskins Center at Memorial University Medical Center.
The council is a group of representatives of Coastal Georgia programs, agencies, employers and services that support individuals with disabilities both during and after graduation from high school.
Individuals with disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend in order to learn the process for acquiring the necessary supports for post-secondary education.
For more information, contact Chris Elkins at

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Georgia Southern University will have a Chick-n-que on Feb. 25.
The chicken barbecue will benefit the ministry’s summer missionaries. Plates are $6 and include chicken quarter, two sides, bread and tea.
Deliveries will also be made to Pembroke Christian Church for those not wanting to travel to Statesboro.
For more information, call (912) 681-2241, or visit to order online.

Wild game supper
Beulah Baptist Church will have a wild game supper at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the church in Pembroke. All men are welcome.
For more information, call John Dowd at 667-2245 or 653-2070.

The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association will hold a day-long workshop, “The FUNdamentals of Beekeeping” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah. 
The workshop is open to anyone 12 years and older. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information call (912) 395-1509 or visit

Volunteers needed

Make a big difference in the lives of others by volunteering for THA Group Island Hospice, a nonprofit Hospice care provider. 
There are opportunities in Georgia and South Carolina for those interested in providing office support, computer work, patient and/or family support, special events or fundraising activities. All necessary training is provided. 
For information, call Sally Welsh at 888-842-4663 or go to and click on “volunteer.”

Tax help
Free tax preparation is now available, courtesy of the Chatham Savannah Asset Development Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Earned Income Tax Credit Program.
The program is available to taxpayers earning less than $52,000 in 2010.
In Bryan County, tax preparation sites include Pembroke Public Library at 1018 Camellia Drive in Pembroke, and Richmond Hill Public Library at 9607 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
For more information or other locations in surrounding counties, call (912) 447-5577 or visit

Garage sale
The Sterling Creek subdivision in Richmond Hill will have a Neighborhood Watch garage sale fundraiser at 7 a.m. March 5.
Homes that participate are asked to contribute a $10 donation, which will help support improvements and/or projects around the neighborhood, such as Neighborhood Watch signs, landscaping improvements and more.
To participate in the garage sale, call 756-6772.
For more information about Neighborhood Watch in Sterling Creek, call 312-3790.

Dinner theater
Richmond Hill Community Theatre and What’s the Scoop Cafe will present at murder/mystery dinner theater on March 9 and 11 at What’s the Scoop in Richmond Hill. 
Seating is limited and by reservation only. Cost is $20 per person.
For reservations or more information, call 445-5001.

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