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Community announcements for June 9
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Early voting for the July 20 general primary began Monday and and will continue through July 16 at the Bryan County Courthouse voter registration office at 141 South College St., Pembroke. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the voter registration office or visit

Art classes
The City Of Pembroke is holding beginning art classes on Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center. Carolyn Morgan is teaching the class. The cost is $15 for a six week session. To sign up please call 653-4484

On Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill Historical Society Museum, Chica Arndt will be presenting a program about “The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove,” a significant figure in the story of Savannah and the Georgia Colony.
Arndt is a respected historian and curator of the Ogeechee Canal Museum. The Richmond Hill Historical Society’s meetings are open to the general public and are free. For more information call 756-3697.

Summer Food
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Summer Food Service Program in Bryan County is ongoing.
Meals will be provided free-of-charge from 4-5:30 p.m. at 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell, to children enrolled in the summer program without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information please call (912) 236-6750 or visit

Teacher appreciation
All ladies are invited to Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St., on Wednesday, June 23, at noon for a buffet lunch for $10.25. Teachers will be recognized and honored. Ladies will model fashions from “Go Fish” on Broughton Street. Phyllis Page from Chelsea, Ala., will speak about surviving heartaches. Make reservations with Betty at 925-3789 or e-mail Ginny at This meeting is sponsored by Chatham County Christian Women’s Club, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Corinith VBS

Corinth Baptist Church, 19536 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill, will have Saddle Ridge Ranch vacation Bible school, June 21-25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Supper will be served at 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Family night will be Friday with supper after the program. There will be classes for all ages, including adults Call the church office at 727-2617 for more details.

"Saddle Up" for a fun-filled week at Saddle Ridge Ranch vacation Bible school.Round-Up Rodeo (kickoff) is Saturday, June 12 from 1-4 p.m., with rides, games, and food! VBS runs Sunday, June 13, through Friday, June 18, from 6-8:30 p.m. each night. Classes for preschool-adults. First Baptist Church of Blitchton, 5204 Hwy. 80, Blitchton, Ga. Church phone 858-3274 or for further info.

Praise in the Park
A Praise in the Park Festival will be held Saturday, June 26, from 4-8 p.m. at Hendrix Park. Praise in the Park is a festival, reaching people, young and old, for Christ.
Praise in the Park is a celebration with music, dance, fun and games, to offer a glimpse of who we are and the work and service of the church with a goal to become acquainted with each other and our community. Bring a blanket or chair. For more information, please contact James Pewitt at 912-202-0772 or Brad Butler at Pembroke First Baptist Church, 653-4952.

Flag football
Upward Flag Football K5-12th grade boys and girls upward cheerleading for K5-sixth grade girls. Early Registration cost is $75 and deadline is July 4, cost after July 4 is $100. Final Deadline July 17. Evaluations start July 12, Practices start Aug. 2 First games are Aug. 28. Need coaches and referees. Contact Randy Dykes at

Art show
Bryan County artists are now being featured at the new Bryan County Administrative Complex. The show is in the main lobby and is accessible to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will run through September.

Seminar for women
The Women in Action ministry of Bryan Missionary Baptist Church presents "Born for Such a Time as This" seminiar for women from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The seminar is for women and young adults ages 16 and older. It is free and open to the public. Guest speakers will be Evangelist Gwendolyn Broxton of Christ Memorial Baptist Church and Minister Leona Miller of Holy LIving Christian Center. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Seminiar attire is casual. Call (912) 727-2163 or email Reservations due by June 16.

St. Elizabeth's VBS
Come join the fun at St. Elizabeth's Mission Around the World vacation Bible school June 13-16 from 6-9 p.m. nightly at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 16491 Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill. Dinner will be provided. Contact 803-243-3603 or for further information.

Beulah Baptist VBS

Beulah Baptist Church of Pembroke presents vacation Bible School Saddle Ridge Ranch for ages 2 years to sixth grade, June 21–25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The kickoff cookout is Saturday, June 19, from 4-7 p.m. and includes foods, games and hay rides. Contact: Mary Edwards at 858-3877

Bible school
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will set sail for the high seas during the its annual vacation Bible school set for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 12-16 at RHUMC, 9050 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill United Methodist Church's vacation Bible school is free and open to any entering pre-school child through entering fifth-graders.
For more information and to register visit or call 912.756.6148.

Thrift store
St. Elizabeth’s Attic--Thrift and Gift Store is now open and has jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children’s toys and games. It is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. All proceeds are donated to local charities. The store is located at 16491 Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill, phone 727-2664.

Junior Rangers
Fort McAllister State Historic Park will offer Junior Ranger Summer Camp June 14-19 and June 28 -- July 2 for children ages 8 to 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The cost of the camp is $70 per child.
Activities will include nature walks, arts and crafts, games, wildlife lessons, canoeing, nature scavenger hunts and much more. The deadline to register for the week of June 14 is June 9, and June 28 for the week of June 23. Call 727–2339 for registration and information. The participation is limited to 20 campers for each week. Fort McAllister is located at 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Dolphin Project
Love dolphins?The Dolphin Project offers a dolphin program and training workshop at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah - Solmes Hall, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5. This event lasts about two hours. The group needs skippers with boats, photographers with 300mm lenses on their cameras and team leaders to record the data. TDP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins for over 20 years. For information check the website at or contact

4-H Club
The Bryan County 4-H Club reaches nearly 1,000 young people in Bryan County each month with learning activities such as club meetings, camps, public speaking events, judging and competition teams, community service and citizenship opportunities. All of these activities make 4-H the largest youth program in the country. Your help is needed to assist with the funding of these activities.
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