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Bruce Muncher's August
Don't let the heat keep you in
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Welcome to August, when summer creeps forward and each day daylight ends a few minutes earlier.

The heat seems to be keeping outdoor events to a minimum, but don't let that keep you from getting out and enjoying the summer. Get on those shorts and walking shoes, grab a bottle of water and don’t forget the SPF 30 lotion, as you take advantage of the events and magic of coastal Georgia

Here's what is scheduled:

Aug. 2 — Goldenheirs monthly meeting, Hinesville Baptist Church, noon, Free, bring a covered dish and enjoy an informative program, this month ‘St Joseph Healthcare Movement Disorder Program’, 912-876-2687

Aug. 2 — Annual National Night Out, Downtown Hinesville Bradwell Park, 5-9 p.m., Free, 912-876-8211

Aug. 2 — Annual National Night Out, Richmond Hill J F Gregory Park, 6-9 p.m., Free,

Aug. 2 — Annual National Night Out, Pembroke Margate Sports Complex, 7 - 10 p.m., Free, 912-653-4417

Aug. 3 — Bryan County Schools begin 2011-2012 school year, students return to school

Aug. 3 — Liberty County Schools Open House, Pre-K 11 a.m.-2 p.m., K through 12 grade 3-6 p.m.

Aug. 4 — Liberty County Schools begin classes

Aug. 4 and every Thursday — Hinesville Farmers Market, downtown Bradwell Park, 4-8 p.m.

Aug. 5 — The Civil War Experience Cruise, Savannah Riverboat Cruise, 6-10 p.m., $28 - $70, 800-786-6404, commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by sailing up the Savannah River enjoying a dinner buffet and then tour Old Fort Jackson

Aug. 5 — Savannah Comedy Revue, Bay Street Theatre Savannah GA, 8 p.m., $10,

Aug. 5 - First Friday Fireworks on the River, Savannah River Street, 930 p.m.

Aug. 6 — Historic Savannah Feis, Savannah Civic Center, 8 a.m., Free,

Aug. 6 — First Saturday on the River, Savannah River Street, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.,

Aug. 6 — Pickin' by the River, Beaufort SC Waterfront Park, Noon-5 p.m., Free, Bluegrass Country & Folk Music

Aug. 6-7 — Georgia’s First Fourth at Wormsloe, Wormsloe Historic Site Savannah GA, 1-3 p.m., $3.50-$6, 912-353-3023, relive the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Savannah in 1776

Aug. 9 — Hinesville Area Arts Council Meeting, Hinesville Mills House Hwy 84, 630 p.m., get involved with the local arts council and plan and pave the future of arts in our community,

Aug. 10 — VIP Customer Appreciation Expo, VIP Office Hinesville GA, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., vendors, giveaways, drawings, lunch, RSVP to

Aug. 11 — Concert in the Park, Hinesville Bradwell Park, 6-8 p.m., Free, featuring Bernard Rose

Aug. 11-13 — 29th Annual Jekyll Island Beach Music Festival, Jekyll Island GA, Free, $20 and VIP $75,

Aug. 12-13 — Eastman Gun Show, Savannah Civic Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $9, 912-651-6556

Aug. 12-14 — Full Moon Weekend, Dunham Farms in Midway, 15% military discount on all lodging. Reservations are required, 912-880-4500, Coastal GA at its finest,

Aug. 12 — Light Summer Supper by the Pool & Moonrise Watch, Dunham Farms, 630 p.m., $22, reservations required, 912-880-4500, then stay for the moonlight paddle from 8:30-10:30 p.m., $40

Aug. 13 — Morning Plantation Walk & Gourmet Brunch, Dunham Farms, 8 a.m., free for overnight guests, $23 for others, 912-880-4500,

Aug. 13 — Toy Soldier Show, Columbia, S.C., $5-$7, 803-898-4921,

Aug. 13 — Savannah Honor Flight guardian training, Mighty Eighth Museum Pooler, 11 a.m.-noon, RSVP to 912-278-1588 to attend,, next honor flight Sept. 9-11

Aug. 13 — Jazz Across the River, Savannah Westin Harbor Resort, 5 p.m., $10, 912-920-1317

Aug. 13 — Skillet Concert, Wild Adventures Theme Park, Valdosta, 8 p.m., $15, 229-219-7080

Aug. 18 — Liberty Chamber Progress Through People Luncheon, noon, $15-$20, 912-368-4445, RSVP by Aug. 15

Aug. 19 — Season Championship Night, Oglethorpe Speedway Park Pooler, 8 p.m., $10 - $12, 912-964-8200

Aug. 20 — 22nd Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival, Brooklet GA, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.,

Aug. 20 — Sauce & Sass Cooking School – Session 3, Dunham Farms, Midway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $35. Registration required, limited to 16 people, 912-880-4500, Sauce & Sass cookbook will debut in September

Aug. 20 — Hinesville City Hall grand opening and tour, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 20 — Brian McKnight Concert, Savannah Johnny Mercer Theater, 7:30 p.m., $45 - $75, 912-651-6556

Aug. 20 — Maze Concert, Wild Adventures Theme Park, Valdosta, 8 p.m., $15, 229-219-7080

Aug. 22 — Chatham County Schools begin 2011-2012 school year, students return to school

Aug. 23 — 3SB Change of Command Ceremony, Fort Stewart Cottrell Field, 9:30 a.m.

Aug. 26-27 — Truck and Tractor Pull, Oglethorpe Speedway Park, Pooler, 8 p.m., $10-$12, 912-964-8200

Aug. 27 — Macy's ‘Shop for a Cause’, stores support Wreaths Across America and Wreaths for Warriors Walk, purchase coupon for $5 and get up to 25% off in store or online purchases, details at or email

Aug. 27 — 5th Annual Cycle for Charity, Hinesville, Stafford Park Hwy 84, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $10 registration, 912-876-3564, open to motorcycles, cars and trucks, benefits Georgia Regional Hospital patients

Aug. 27 — Midsummer Knight’s Read Grand Finale, Fort Stewart Hay’s Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, enjoy the Middle Ages re-creation and demonstration by Shire of Forth Castle, ages 12 and under, 912-767-2828

Aug. 27 — Main Street Latin Festival, Columbia, S.C., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., free, 803-939-0360

Aug. 27 — Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby, Savannah Civic Center, 5 p.m., $2-$12, 912-651-6556

Aug. 27 — Old Fort Jackson Auction & Lowcountry Boil, Savannah, 6-9 p.m., free, 912-651-6840

Aug. 28 — Festival Peachtree Latino, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.,

Aug. 28 — Elegance in the Park Wedding Show, Richmond Hill City Center, noon-4 p.m., $5, 912-445-0043

Aug. 28 — Jazz in the Park, St. Simons Island Lighthouse, 7-9 p.m., $5 - $10,

Aug. 30 — Operation Rising Star Competition - Round 1, Fort Stewart Rocky’s Zone, 7 p.m., free, 912-767-4316


Be sure to check out the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center and all of the upcoming events for the 2011-12 season. You can buy individual tickets or season tickets.


Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill in Hinesville kicks off annual support campaign for Wreaths for Warriors Walk. Drop by and show your support for this worthwhile cause. Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony to be held on Dec. 10 at noon on Fort Stewart Cottrell Field. Public is invited.


You can check out all of the above local events and many others in the surrounding area by checking out the Fort Stewart Internet, Quality Time Magazine or Quality Time Calendar or one of the other sites listed above. Stay connected with your Marne Team.

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