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Community announcements for June 6
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Common Threads
The Common Threads Knit and Crochet Club will sponsor a Pillow Pals Workday from noon to 4 p.m. June 16 at the Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave.

Volunteers will be sewing, stuffing and labeling 8-inch square “comfort” pillows. Tasks are available for all skill levels. Light refreshments will be served.

These pillows are given to breast cancer and abdominal surgery patients to provide support after surgery and to port-a-cath patients to provide protection from seat belts.  Volunteers are asked to please bring sewing machines, normal sewing supplies and any poly-fiberfill stuffing they might like to donate.  

Common Threads extends a warm welcome to anyone who would like to attend. Come spend an afternoon helping others, supporting survivors and making new friends.  

For more info, please email

Reiki for pets
Free Reiki pet sessions will be from 1-5 p.m. June 16 at PawParazzi, 11408 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.

Reiki, a gentle and noninvasive application, purportedly uses energy between the practitioner and the client to help the body’s ability to heal itself. The sessions will be conducted by a licensed massage therapist and reflexologist.
For more information, call 756-8807.

Veggie Tales VBS
Beulah Baptist Church in Pembroke will host its vacation Bible school, “Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything,” from Veggie Tales, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18-22.

Kids from age 3 through fifth grade are invited for a fun-filled week exploring what it means to be a true hero for God. Kick-off and pre-registration is 7-8 p.m. June 13 and will include a movie, ice cream and cookies.

For more information, call 657-2665 or 858-3877.

Bible school
Ellabell United Methodist Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 nightly June 24-28. Classes are available for nursery through adults. Supper will be served each evening.

For more information, contact Kandi Rapoza at

Bible school
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 25-28. All children ages 5-11 years are welcome.

For more information, contact Visit to register.

Junior Ranger Camp
Fort McAlister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will host its Junior Ranger Summer Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25-29 and July 9-13 for children ages 8-12.

Activities will include nature walks, arts and crafts, games, wildlife lessons, canoeing, nature scavenger hunts and learning how to make nature snacks.

The cost is $75 per camper. Participation is limited to 30 campers for each week. The deadlines to register are June 15 for the week of June 25 and June 29 for the week of July 9.

Call 727–2339 for registration and information.

Legion meeting
American Legion Post 164 meets at 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the post home on Highway 280 about a half mile west of Harvey’s Grocery store. All veterans are invited to attend.

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