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It’s that time again — back to school! Students will soon sport their “thinking caps” and parents will return to normal routines. There are so many things going on around town it’ll be hard to decide what to do first. So until that school bus rounds the corner, here are a few things to keep the little ones occupied.  

July 26
First Presbyterian Church
will have yoga classes for children. Yoga teaches toning and stretching exercises and focuses on controlled breathing and relaxation techniques. The class will be from 10-11:30 a.m. daily Monday-Friday, July 26-30, at the church, 308 E. Washington St. in Hinesville. The cost for the class is $50 and the instructor is Mary Domenech. For more information, call 876-0441.

July 28
There will be an education and community information fair
to help families — especially those new to Fort Stewart — with student transition into a new school year from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Club Stewart. The fair will be a one-stop shop for information on schools and family/child support agencies.
Operation Homefront will give out backpacks to eligible students, and there will be a school fashion show from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Representatives from more than 60 agencies and schools from Fort Stewart and Hinesville will attend.
Club Stewart is at 405 Hero Road on Fort Stewart.  For more information, call 767-6533 or go to the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation department’s Facebook page,

The Youth and School Uniform Ministries’
back-to-school rally will be at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1370 Shaw Road in Hinesville. Volunteers will give out school supplies, haircuts and discounted uniforms. Rally coordinators are accepting donations of school supplies. Drop supplies off in the church foyer. For more information, call 876-6464 or e-mail For directions to the church, go to

July 29
The Hinesville farmers market
will be from 4-8 p.m. at Bradwell Park. The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, seasonal items, local favorites, prepared foods, baked goods and more. Offerings change weekly. For more information, call 877-4332 or go to the Hinesville farmers market’s Facebook page,

July 30
Liberty County Armed Services YMCA
will have a talent show at 7 p.m. at the YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive. The entry fee is $10 for single participants and $25 for groups. All ages are welcome and prizes are awarded for each category. For a list of the categories and prizes, call 876-2173, ext 206; 368-9622, or e-mail  

July 31
The Suzie Q’s
will have a book sale from 9.a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mill’s House, 500 W. Oglethorpe Highway. The group is accepting donations of new and used books to be sold. All proceeds go to help local women who are fighting breast cancer . Drop off donations at the health department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway, or call coordinator Deidre Howell at 876-2173 or e-mail

Seabrook Village’s Summer Days Celebration fundraiser is at 10 a.m. The village, which is on the corner of Fort Morris and Old Schoolhouse roads, is one of the nation’s only African-American living history museums. The event will include a rummage sale to help preserve the landmark, a cake walk, cookout, horseshoes, sack races, watermelon, water balloons and more. Shop for treasures or rent a table for $10 and sell your own. For more information, call 884-7008.

Dorchester Civic Center
will have a two-for-one “beat the heat” event from noon-4 p.m. Dorchester is at 1804 Islands Highway in Midway. The event will be fun for the whole family. There will be water slides, games, an indoor yard sale, a bake sale and food for sale. Donations and contributions are welcome or vendors can rent a table for $25 and sell goods. For more information, call 844-3342 or e-mail

Aug. 3
Hinesville’s National Night Out
will be from 5-9 p.m. in Bradwell Park at Commerce Street and E. M.L. King Drive. National Night Out is designed to bring together community residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations. Information on neighborhood watch programs, the Citizens’ Academy and gang awareness will be available. Night Out is free. For more information, call 876-3564 or go to

Findley Dodge is a journalism/communications student at Armstrong Atlantic State University, and she currently works at Roffler Family Hair Care. If you would like her to know about your upcoming event, e-mail details to
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