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Community announcements for Oct. 9
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In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, an awareness rally to “Stop the Silence Against Sexual Abuse and Molestation” is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Pembroke Senior Center at 24 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.
The free event is hosted by inspirational speaker and author Eva Bellamy. Food and drinks will be served.

Free ice cream

All during Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday, Bryan County kids have the chance to earn free ice cream from Dairy Queen in Pembroke and Richmond Hill.
All they need to do is pick up a coloring sheet from either Dairy Queen location or from any fire station in Bryan County; color the sheet; and return it to Dairy Queen through Oct. 12 for free ice cream.
The effort is to promote fire safety and prevention and is sponsored by Dairy Queen and Bryan County Emergency Services.

Asperger support

The Richmond Hill Asperger Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the large community room at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
For more information, email

Pre-K applications

Bryan County Head Start/Pre-K in Pembroke is taking applications for the pre-K classroom for the current school year.
Children must have turned 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013.
For more information, call Ann Chance at 653-4990.

Futch reunion
The descendants of John Morgan Futch and Nancy Crosby Futch will hold their 66th family reunion Oct. 20 at the Smith Family Reunion Center on Seed Tick Road Highway 119 north of Pembroke. A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call 912-653-2474.

Babysitting certification

Life Moves Dance Studio will host a babysitting certification course from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at 10747 Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.
The classes will be taught be a certified American Red Cross instructor and will cover CPR, choking, feeding and changing infants and more. The cost is $60.
For more information, call 756-8482.

Common Threads fundraiser
Common Threads Knit, Crochet and Quilting Club will hold a “Crafts for the Holidays” fundraiser throughout the month of October, with a silent auction from Nov. 1-15.
An assortment of handmade items are on display at the Richmond Hill Public Library during business hours. Some items will also be available for special orders.
Common Threads supports with donations of handmade items more than 17 charity organizations, including Gabriel House, Lewis Cancer Center, Anderson Cancer Center, Richmond Hill Pregnancy Care Center and others.
The Richmond Hill Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Veterans Day observance

The city of Richmond Hill will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in J. F. Gregory Park.  
The observance will feature speakers, a 21-gun salute, posting of the colors, laying of the wreath and brick dedications by the Exchange Club and many more.
For more information, call Linda Phillips at 756-3345.

Classes at Goodwill

The Richmond Hill Goodwill Job Connection is offering the following classes for free at 9701 Ford Ave.:
• Nutrition — Class is 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays and subjects include basic nutrition, healthy recipes, stress management, goal-setting and fitness.
• Dress for Success — Class is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and subjects include enhancing professional/business wardrobe and building self-esteem.
• Finance Literacy — Class is from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays.
For more information, call 912-373-8432 or 912-663-0828, go to or find Richmond Hill Goodwill on Facebook.

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