Leahy Art Gallery Fine Art and Custom Framing announces the opening of its newest arts exhibition. All are invited to attend a reception with the artists Friday, July 27 from 5:30-9 p.m. Featured artists: Classical Sculptor - Isaac Mock, Watercolor Artist – Louise Yancey Streed, including original paintings from her book – Savannah: Her History. Also featuring guitarist Cesar Perez. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-5330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Bryan County Republican Party will host a Hawaiian extravaganza on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Outrigger restaurant in Kilkenny. The event, Hula in the Hill is the major annual fundraiser for the group. For one night,
In true Hawaiian style, the menu is an authentic-style pig roast. Beverages will be provided and Island Oasis drinks will be for sale.
There also will be a Hawaiian shirt contest for the men and Hawaiian dress contest for the ladies. Guests will parade in their best Hawaiian attire and winners will receives prizes from local businesses including Ella’s, Cadre Shop, Stella Rose and Sunkist.
Advance tickets are $50 per person. For information, contact the Bryan County GOP at email@example.com
Back to school
All children ages 3 years to 5th grade are invited to the Pembroke Assembly of God’s first annual "Back to School Extravaganza" on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The day will be filled with fun including water activities, an ice cream party and limited complimentary school supplies for children kindergarten to 5th grade.
All events are free. Pre-registration is required. Call the church office at 653-2338. Pembroke Assembly of God is located at 1514 Bacontown Road, Pembroke.
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is hosting "Stop the Madness Youth Conference" Friday, July 27 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Conference leaders are Minister Roger Wood of Mount Canaan Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Patrick Hampton, youth pastor of Hawksinsville Missionary Baptist Church in Hawksinville, Tenn. Cost is $25 and includes T-shirt and meals.
Call 756-2702 for more information.
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church invites everyone to become "Sky Scouts" at Vacation Bible School from July 29-Aug. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is "Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights With God." Dinner will be served Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. A donation of $2 per person and no more than $10 per family is suggested.
Registration is due by July 29. Call Debbie Sisco at 756-3992 or Pam King at 727-3113 for more information or to register.
NAACP to meet
The Bryan County NAACP Interest Group monthly meeting will be held at Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church, 16525 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill on Monday, July 30 starting at 7 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Richmond Hill author Lisa Dumas Harris. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For information call Dave Williams at 653-3472.
The American Legion Post 164 and Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located on U.S. Highway 280 West of Pembroke. All veterans are welcome.
G.A.R.D. (Georgia Animal Rescue Defence) is holding a dog and cat food drive. Both dry and canned foods are needed. G.A.R.D. houses animals from the area after rescuing them, socializes them and then adopts them out.
Pet food can be dropped off at the following locations: Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, the Pembroke Library, Cross Screen Printing Company in Hinesville and Shaggy Chic in Pooler. Donations of flea medications and other supplies also are needed. Call 653-2480 or 727-2647 for more information.
The Association of Sons, Daughters and Families of 5th Army Veterans of WWII, Italian Campaign will visit Rome, Florence, Venice, Sorrento, the American Military Cemetery, Naples, Cassino, Anzio and much more. Family members of veterans who battled Nazi forces from 1943 to 1945 will visit Italy for a nostalgic tour of cities, towns and places their fathers and grandfathers fought and died for.
The trip will leave from New York City, JFK airport on Oct. 14. Those interested in joining the tour can call Sy Canton at (561) 865-8495 or write to him at 5121-B Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484
Historical societyOn Aug. 2, the Richmond Hill Historical Society’s monthly lecture series will present Jim Bitler, the On-Island Co-ordinator for the Ossabaw Island Foundation as the featured speaker. Mr. Bitler came to the Georgia coast in 1985 to work as a naturalist at Little St Simmons Island and then moved on to become the program director of Wilderness South East. All of the society's meetings are open to the general public and are free. The Aug. 2 meeting will be held at the Wetlands Center in Gregory Park, in Richmond Hill at 7 p.m. If you have questions or need directions please call 756-3697 or 756-2676.
Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis will take part in the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event is slated for Aug. 9.
Davis will speak to guests and residents at the facility.
He plans to speak on several issues, most of which will focus on the booming growth of the city of Richmond Hill and its recent accolades. He will also inform the group on the recent awards earned by the city, including being named a Trendsetter City by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine.
Each month, Magnolia Manor on the Coast hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at their facility on Richmond Hill. The monthly event begins at 5:30 and after the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. A light supper is provided to this event which is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Julie at 756-4300.
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