SPRING BREAK ART CAMP
3/10 - 3/14
THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IS NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR SPRING BREAK ART CAMP, TUESDAY MARCH 10TH THRU FRIDAY MARCH 14TH FROM 9AM TIL 5PM AT CULTURAL ARTS STUDIOS (9WEST HENRY ST.). The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Art Camp, which takes place March 10 – March 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cultural Arts Studios, located at 9 West Henry St. The full-day camp will offer children ages 5-12 an introduction to painting, ceramics, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings.
The camp fee includes all materials and is limited to the person listed on the registration form. Full payment is due upon enrollment. The registration fee is $140 for City of Savannah residents and $150 for non-city residents. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Children 5 years of age must currently be enrolled in kindergarten. Registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts. Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information, contact 912-651-6783.
ANDERSON UNIVERISTY CHORALE AT R.H. CHURCH
THE ANDERSON UNIVERSITY CHORALE WILL PERFORM AT RICHMOND HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MONDAY MARCH 17TH AT 7PM. Richmond Hill, GA---The Anderson University Chorale from Anderson, Ind., will perform at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond Hill, GA, on Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m. as a part of its 2014 spring tour through the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. In its 69th season, the 45-voice Anderson University Chorale under the direction of conductor, Richard Sowers, has received national and international recognition as one of the nation’s premiere collegiate choirs. The Chorale has performed in concert for several national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. Domestic tours have taken the Chorale to almost every region and state. Tours have included performances in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Performances of the Emmy award-winning “Candles and Carols” Christmas program by the Chorale and other Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance ensembles are televised each December throughout the United States and globally EWTN.
International tours have taken the Chorale to concert venues and church-related events in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, and Russia. In May 2015, the Chorale will again tour in Scandinavia and the Baltic.
The 2014 tour concerts will feature a broad range of musical compositions including selections by Maurice Greene, Palestrina, Tallis, Gjeilo, Barrie Cabena, Mendelssohn, Donald Skirvin, and others. Additionally, hymn arrangements and spirituals and gospel selections will be performed.
The Chorale conductor, Dr. Richard Sowers, is in his 30th year at Anderson University where he is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. He also conducts the Anderson Symphonic Choir, Men’s Choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education classes. He has served as resident guest conductor with the EMO Ensemble, a professional level vocal ensemble, and guest conducting teacher at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Sowers is in his 25th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Anderson (city) Symphony Orchestra. He has been guest conductor with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Toledo Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Houston (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, the New World Youth Orchestra of Indianapolis, and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Sowers has degrees from Indiana University, Colorado State University, and Arizona State University. In 1994 Sowers was chosen as the outstanding music alumnus form Colorado State University. Dr. Sowers maintains an active schedule as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and is President of the Indiana Choral Directors Association. The public is invited to the admission-free concert. A free-will offering will be taken during the event. Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.
SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR FINANCIAL AID AUDITIONS
THE SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR IS HOSTING AUDITIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID TO THEIR SUMMER CAMP, AT ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND AT 9 AM.
WHAT: Savannah Children’s Choir Financial Aid Auditions
WHEN: Saturday, Mach 22, 2014
9 a.m. EST
WHERE: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1802 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31401
RSVP: Register on the Children Choir’s website (www.SavannahChoir.org) by filling out the application.
"This is a needs-based program," explains Cuffy Sullivan, SCC Executive Director. "Families with incomes less than $50,000 for a family of four or more, or less than $40,000 for a family of three or fewer are encouraged to apply."
Children currently in 1st through 6th grades who are interested in attending this two-week camp, held July 14-25 on the campus of the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts are encouraged to come and audition. This year's camp, with the theme of "At The Improv", will focus on building solid musical skills as well as improvisation skills, and will conclude with "Night at the Improv", a public concert at the historic Lucas Theater on Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
SHEEP SHEARING AT OATLAND ISLAND
OATLAND ISLANDS ANNUAL SHEEP TO SHAWL FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY MARCH 22ND FROM 10AM TIL 4. The annual sheep shearing at Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be held on Saturday, March 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The “Sheep to Shawl Festival” is a wonderful Spring -time event that includes traditional fiber crafts as well as gardening topic talks. For more information call (912) 395-1500 or visit www.oatlandisland.org for a complete schedule of activities.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HOSTS CAR SHOW
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE OF EFFINGHAM COUNTY HOSTS “CRUISING FOR A CURE” AT FREEDOM PARK, SATURDAY MARCH 22ND 11-3PM.
WHO: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Effingham County
WHAT: Cruising for a Cure, 1st Annual Car Show
WHERE: Freedom Park, next to Lowes behind Rincon Fuller Chevrolet
WHEN: March 22, 11am – 3pm
HOW: Car enthusiasts are encouraged to contact Kelly Davis at 912 704 9603 for more information or to register your car
The American Cancer Society would like to thank the sponsors for the Relay For Life of Effingham County: WSAV, Gulfstream, Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
JAZZ JUST ACROSS THE RIVER
THE COASTAL JAZZ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS JAZZ JUST ACROSS THE RIVER SUNDAY MARCH 23RD AT THE WESTIN, FEATURING: ORGAN VIRTUOSO, TONY MONACO. (MONNA – KOH)
Sunday – March 23rd
@ 5pm – Savannah Westin Resort
Members – Free / Non Members $20 / Students Admitted Free with valid ID
CIRCUS OF THE KIDS AT GARRISON ELEMENTARY
3/17 – 3/29
CIRCUS OF THE KIDS COMES TO GARRISON ELEMENTARY’S SCHOOL OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS MONDAY MARCH 17TH WITH PUBLIC PERFORMANCES SET FOR 7PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY MARCH 28TH & 29TH AND A 2PM MATINEE SATURDAY & SUNDAY (3/28 & 3/29). PURCHASE TICKETS NOW. Public performances are set for 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (Mar 28-29) with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday & Sunday. Tickets are on sale at www.circusofthekids.com. Advance tickets are $15 for adults high school and older and $8 for students. Tickets on show days are $18 for adults and $11 for students. Adults can bring two free children with them if they pick the coupons up at local businesses. Children under age 4 are always admitted free. For more information, contact Circus of the Kids at 917-847-4981.
learning, exercise and character building to Esther F Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts The fun begins Monday, March 17, when Circus Director Bruce Pfeffer arrives in Savannah with his twelve-member professional troupe. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Garrison’s student body will get a special treat when Pfeffer and his staff instruct them in the art of juggling and circus acrobatics during their regularly scheduled PE classes Also on Wednesday, youngsters who want more in-depth circus training will audition for the 75 spots in the big show -- the extra-curricular performance program involving a week of intensive after-school training capped by four, one-hour public performances. Practice begins March 20. The public presentations will feature juggling, fire-eating, trapeze, trick bicycling and clown acts.
They'll get the first chance to display those new skills at a dress rehearsal for parents and friends the evening of March 27. The following morning, elementary and pre-school kids from nearby schools will gather at Garrison for a sneak preview of the big show. Public performances start that night. The program's goal, explains Pfeffer, 55, is not only to provide a stimulating learning experience for youngsters and teach them teamwork and discipline, but also to build self-esteem. "These youngsters will be challenged in a way they've never been tested before. They’ll learn discipline, they’ll learn perseverance, and they’ll learn they can do things they never thought remotely possible. When they try really difficult tasks and master them, it builds enormous self-confidence. That's the real lesson of CIRCUS."
The part about building confidence is what attracted Garrison Principal James Heater to CIRCUS. “A couple of our parents saw the show in South Carolina in October and told me about the unusual learning experience.”
HSGS ANNUAL DOG LOVERS’ WALK 3/22
The 8th Annual Dog Lovers' Walk is Saturday, March 22nd, 8:30 am at The Landings. Proceeds go to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. visit the HSGS official website.
ST JOSEPHS IMMEDIATE CARE FOOD DRIVE
ST JOSEPHS IMMEDIATE CARE IN POOLER HOSTS A FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT “LOAVES AND FISHES” OF POOLER. DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS NOW THRU MARCH 31ST AT ST. JOSEPHS IMMEDIATE CARE IN POOLER..
St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care in Pooler Conducting Food Drive to Benefit Loaves and Fishes of Pooler
POOLER, GA – St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care in Pooler will be collecting canned goods, personal care items and nonperishable food items March 1-31, 2014 to benefit Loaves and Fishes of Pooler. Donations can be delivered to St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care located at 107 Canal Street in Pooler Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or Sundays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Most needed items include canned protein, beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruits, canned vegetables and personal care items such toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo.
2014 BEAUFORT BEAUTIES
THE 2014 BEAUFORT BEAUTIES MEN’S PAGEANT FUNDRAISER IS SATURDAY MARCH 29TH, 7:30PM AT THE SHED OF PORT ROYAL.
Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, as seven local men put their best ‘heel’ forward, dress as women, and compete in a beauty pageant to raise money for 4 local charities. This fun event will be held at The Shed of Port Royal, SC on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Contestants are asked to encourage friends, neighbors, and business partners to support them by purchasing tickets to the event and donate money to them in their quest to win Miss Congeniality, which will be crowned to the beauty who raises the most money. Proceeds from the beauty’s fundraising efforts, ticket sales, and all of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the efforts of Main Street Beaufort, USA, Dragon Boat Beaufort, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, and Healing Heroes of the
Lowcountry Fund. Ticket holders will be entertained with an opening number, talent and evening gown competitions, and Q&A with judges Nan Sutton, Holly Jahn, Representative Shannon Erickson, Kevin Cuppia, and Scott Dadson. This year’s contestants are: Joe Feus – Moe’s Southwest Grill, Greg Rawls – Dragon Boat Beaufort, Kyle Warren – Rapid Refill, Danny Williams – Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District, Joel Garrett – 94.5 The Coast, Christopher Geier – Attorney at Law, and Justin Lane – Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Councilman Mike McFee. Tickets can be purchased from Main Street Beaufort at (843) 525-6644 or 101 West Street Extension in downtown Beaufort at $35.00 each. Tables of 10 or 12 are available for reservations as well as a new VIP on-stage seating this year for $250, includes seating for 5 and drinks. You can also donate money towards a specific beauty’s quest
to become Miss Congeniality. The event is expected to sell out. For inquiries call Main Street office at (843) 525-6644 or email
TYBEE ISLAND COMMUNITY POOL FUNDRAISER
THE TYBEE ISLAND COMMUNITY POOL IS LOOKING FOR FRIENDS. A FUNDRAISER IS SET FOR SUNDAY MARCH 30TH, NORTH BEACH GRILLE FROM 2-5...WITH A SILENT AUCTION. Tybee Island Community Pool
Looking for Friends!
Come join us on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 2-5 PM at the NORTH BEACH GRILL
There will be hor d'ouevres, music, cash bar, silent auction and a Quack Pot (50/50 raffle)
“Let's get a swimming pool built on Tybee Island”
contact: Vicki Worden
SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE TRAINING
The Rape Crisis Center announces the upcoming Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault. March 22nd-25th in Savannah.
• A valued community service--Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) respond to perform exams on rape victims.
• Nurses receive financial compensation for each exam.
• This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited sanctioned body of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
• Register at www.gnesa.org, or for more information e-mail
• The class room training is 40 hours, and cost $200, which is fully refundable upon completion of the course.
For more information: CALL KRISTA AT 404.815.5261
JUNIOR LEAGUE’S 2ND ANNUAL FIT KIDS FEST
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH’S SECOND ANNUAL FIT KIDS FEST IS SATURDAY APRIL 5TH FROM 2 TIL 5 IN DAFFIN PARK. COST: Admission to Fit Kids Fest is free. The first 250 children who attend Fit Kids Fest will receive a free ticket to the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game taking place later that evening at Historic Grayson Stadium, next to Optimist Field. DESCRIPTION: Fit Kids Fest is a free community event, focused on increasing awareness and prevention of childhood obesity by providing children and their parents with resources and tools to help them make more educated choices and live more active, healthy lifestyles. We'll be hosting a Healthy Eating Challenge, providing tips on making healthy meals and snacks, and offering several opportunities for children to engage in physical activity.
12TH ANNUAL GULFSTREAM GOLF CHALLENGE.
THE 12TH ANNUAL GULFSTREAM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOLF CHALLENGE IS MONDAY APRIL 7TH AT SAVANNAH QUARTERS.
MEDIA SPONSORS: WJCL ABC SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS WRHQ Q105.3
Bernard Williams & Co. Bouhan Falligant Chatham Steel
Coggins Promotional Advertising Derst Baking Co Deloitte Tax Services Fairfield Inn at SAvannah Airport
The Pinyan Company St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital
Cintas Savannah Kitchen & Bath NLS Real Estate
NetPlanner Systems Ameris Bank
Lift Power Gaster Lumber Evans General Contracting
Graham Capital Partners
HORIZONS STAFFING ANNUAL GALA
HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS “ROAST & TOAST” AT ITS ANNUAL GALA, FRIDAY APRIL 11TH AT SAVANNAH STATION. HONORED GUEST IS PETE LIAKAKIS. SILENT AUCTION AND MUSIC FROM CITY HOTEL. Horizons Savannah is thrilled to announce that it has chosen Pete Liakakis, Savannah’s most beloved politician, as the first-ever Horizons Savannah "Roast & Toast" honored guest at its upcoming annual gala on April 11, 2014. The event will be Co-Chaired by Angie Jackson and Callie Daters. http://www.horizonssavannah.org/
Never before seen in Savannah, the Horizons Savannah Roast & Toast will bring together friends, colleagues, family members and other community members to celebrate and “roast” Mr. Liakakis, who has spent decades on Chatham County Council, Savannah’s City Council and other political bodies. The evening promises both raucous fun and fruitful fundraising, helping to bring in much-needed funds for Horizons Savannah students. Held at Savannah Station in historic downtown Savannah, the event will include dinner, tributes to Mr. Liakakis, a silent auction and live music by City Hotel Band.
RELAY FOR LIFE
4/11 & 4/12 5/2 & 5/3
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE OF WEST CHATHAM IS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY APRIL 11 & 12TH AT WEST CHATHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE OF SAVANNAH IS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MAY 2ND & 3RD AT BENEDICITINE. American Cancer Society Relay For Life® The American Cancer Society is determined to make this cancer’s last century. You can help by participating in Relay For Life. This inspiring overnight event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Chatham April 11-12, 2014, West Chatham Middle School
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Savannah May 2-3, 2014, Benedictine Military School To register or for more information visit www.relayforlife.org/westchathamga or www.relayforlifeorg.savannahga More information available by calling 912.355.1378 or e-mail
TYBEE WINE FEST TO BENEFIT TYBEE POST THEATER
THE TYBEE WINE FEST IS WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY APRIL 9-13TH AT PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE TYBEE POST THEATER. The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater’s major fundraising events. Now in its sixth year, the Festival will feature five fun and unique Wine, Food and Educational experiences – all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, GA. Once fully rehabilitated and operational, the Tybee Post Theater, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will seat over 250 and provide the only multi-purpose venue on the island for both local residents and visitors. The theater will boast a family friendly arena for year-round activities, a concert hall to showcase live performances, a cinema for independent and classic films, a place for children to explore the arts and a fun destination for local residents and the thousands of families that visit Tybee Island each year.
Our mission is to transform the Tybee Post Theater into an operating performing arts and cultural center. Our vision is to operate the Theater successfully as an integral part of our community that enhances our cultural experience, encourages and attracts visitors, and improves our quality of life.When you support the Tybee Wine Festival, and all Tybee Post Theater events, you help bring us one step closer to finally opening the doors of this historic theater and welcoming you to experience the power and magic of the arts! thank you and we look forward to seeing you at one or more of our 2014 Tybee Wine Festival events! - See more at: http://tybeewinefestival.com/about/#sthash.ydcoAawW.dpuf
GnomeCon, GAMER CONVENTION TO BENEFIT LIVEOAKPUBLICLIBRARIES
G NOME CON, A 3 DAY GAMING CONVENTION TO BENEFIT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES IS FRIDAY APR 11TH – SUNDAY APR 13TH AT THE COASTAL GA CENTER. Savannah’s locally organized science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention hosts a variety of events designed to appeal to all ages, from puppet making workshops to the midnight viewing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Board games, miniature, collectible card and role playing games will be among the highlights. Also featured will be Professor Fear’s Game Show; the improv group “Odd Lot;” comedian Phil Keeling, and many other geek-centric activities. for purchase
GnomeCon is a 501(c)(3) formed for educational, literary, artistic and charitable purposes, and has earmarked a significant portion of its proceeds to be donated in support of education and literacy. The organizers have also hosted numerous charity events that have benefited several regional charitable programs such as Union Mission, Bethesda Home for Boys and Greenbriar Children’s Center. For more information, visit www.gnomecon.org or e-mail
2014 GLORIA BARRON PRIZE NOMINATIONS
IF YOU KNOW A YOUNG PERSON DOING GREAT THINGS TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE OR THE PLANET , THE GLORIA BARRON PRIZE FOR YOUNG HEROES IS SEEKING NOMATIONS FOR KIDS AGES 8 – 18. DEADLINE TUESDAY (4/15). NOMINATE A YOUNG HERO FOR A $5,000 BARRON PRIZE
Do you know a young person who is doing great things to help other people or the planet? Nominate him or her for the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes! The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, ten to fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. The nomination deadline is April 15th. For more information and to nominate, visit www.barronprize.org
HSF SAVANNAH PRESERVATION FESTIVAL
THE HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION HOSTS THE 3RD ANNUAL SAVANNAH PRESERVATION FESTIVAL THURSDAY MAY 8TH – SATURDAY MAY 10TH AT VARIOUS VENUES AROUND SAVANNAH. Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah's heritage, will host the third annual Savannah Preservation Festival on May 8-10, 2014. United Community Bank will serve as the title sponsor for the 2014 Savannah Preservation Festival.
The festival will offer three different tours showcasing some of Savannah’s most impressive preservation achievements and will culminate with the Raise the Roof Party on Saturday, May 10. Savannah is set to host the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference in November 2014, making this year’s Savannah Preservation Festival particularly timely.
Donovan D. Rypkema Lecture, Preservation Panel Discussion and Reception
Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m.
Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St.
Donovan D. Rypkema, principal of the Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development consulting firm PlaceEconomics, will discuss the economic impact of historic preservation in Savannah. Rypkema has been honored with the National Trust’s Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the organization’s highest honor, for his contributions to historic preservation and economics. A panel discussion of preservation issues and a reception will follow the lecture.
SCAD Adaptive Reuse Tour
Friday, May 9, 10 a.m. – noon
Departing from the Clarence Thomas Center, 439 E. Broad St.
$35 per person
Since its founding in 1978, the Savannah College of Art and Design has given new life to many of Savannah’s most significant landmarks. Today, former educational, industrial, commercial and religious buildings serve as vibrant classrooms, studios, galleries, and lecture halls. Tour some of SCAD’s signature buildings, located throughout downtown Savannah.
Preservation Wine Tour
Friday, May 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Locations throughout Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District
$75 per person
Tour five of Savannah’s finest private homes, including HSF Preservation Award-winning properties, and hear the preservation stories behind these architectural jewels. Sample fine wines paired with gourmet appetizers during this informative walking tour and enjoy a wrap party with live music, wine and nibbles at the historic Bouhan Falligant building adjacent to Forsyth Park.
HSF Revolving Fund Presentation and Trolley Tour
Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. - noon
Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St.
$35 per person
See preservation in action in one of America’s most beautiful cities! This exclusive tour provides a narrated overview of some of Savannah’s most impressive preservation success stories, including new projects like the P.J. O’Connor House and the Major John Berrien House. All of the properties on the tour have been part of HSF’s Revolving Fund, which has helped save nearly 360 architecturally-significant structures throughout the city.
Raise the Roof Party
Saturday, May 10, 7-10 p.m.
Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
$75 per person
Celebrate Savannah’s remarkable legacy of preservation at the Raise the Roof Party. Sample cuisine by some of the city’s finest chefs and enjoy live music by vocalist Trae Gurley and The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Toast the power of preservation at this high-energy soiree, which celebrates the spirit of community.
Savannah Preservation Festival ticket packages are available at www.myHSF.org. An All-Access Pass, which includes admission to all events as well as a discounted HSF Preserver Membership, is $250. A 20% student discount is available on all ticket prices.
For more information, please contact
HEINZ WARD HOSTS “BEST OF PREPS” EVENT
HINES WARD DELIVERS THE KEY NOTE AT THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS “BEST OF PREPS” EVENT, WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST, 6:30 AT THE WESTIN. The Best of Preps Banquet honors the top players in each sport at area high schools. The banquet will be held on May 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Westin Savannah Harbor. Tickets go on sale March 3.
Savannah, Georgia, February 21, 2014: Former Super Bowl MVP and University of Georgia star Hines Ward will deliver the keynote address at the Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com 2014 Best of Preps banquet, presented by the Georgia Ports Authority. Ward is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, claiming MVP honors in Super Bowl XL. A four-time Pro Bowler, he is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. On New Year’s Day 2012, Hines became only the 8th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions on what would be his last catch eVer in the league. A native of Forest Park, he was recruited to play quarterback for the home-state Georgia Bulldogs. At UGA, Ward was successful as a multi-position player, where he earned All-SEC honors and finished his college career as Georgia's second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. His 3,870 total yards rank second in Bulldogs history to Herschel Walker. Off the field, Hines Ward has been equally impressive. He was named the "Walter Payton Man of the Year" in 2008, founded the Helping Hands Foundation, and created an after school education program for kids. He has appeared on the covers of Newsweek, Time, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and was named one of GQ's 2009 "Men of the Year." In addition to his philanthropic work, Hines and his partner, Kym Johnson, won ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" in season 12.
“We are excited to bring an athlete of Hines Ward’s caliber to Savannah for the Best of Preps banquet,” said Michael Traynor, publisher of the Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com. “Recognizing the outstanding athletes in our high schools is a job we are proud to do, and to have someone with Hines’ record of athletic and philanthropic accomplishments speak at this banquet is a great honor.”
DRAGONBOAT RACING DAY AT THE BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL
THE 2014 BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL HOSTS A FULL DAY OF DRAGONBOAT RACING SATURDAY JULY 26TH. DRAGONBOAT RACE DAY AT THE 59th BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL. BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA --- The 2014 Beaufort Water Festival and DragonBoat Beaufort are thrilled to announce a full day DragonBoat Race Day at this year’s Festival. The inaugural DragonBoat Race Day at the 2013 Beaufort Water Festival was a half-day event, one of several exciting happenings during the Festival’s first Saturday. Twenty-three local and visiting teams competed for medals and glory; 70 volunteers and over 3,500 spectators turned the event into an instant Festival hit.
RACE DAY 2014 will be held all day Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a field of over 30 teams competing. Today’s dragon boat competitions are based on a centuries-old Chinese tradition; these globally held festivals are the centerpiece of the world’s fastest growing watersport. Currently there are over 60,000,000 dragon boaters throughout 40 nations. Each 42-foot-long dragon boat has 20 paddlers sitting two abreast and one drummer who sets the team’s race pace. Many teams race for charitable reasons: DragonBoat Beaufort, formed in April 2012 and based on the Dragon Boat Charleston model, is a local team of male and female cancer survivors and their supporters. DragonBoat Beaufort’s mission is to provide Beaufort County cancer survivors the opportunity to heal and regain physical and psychological strength and wellness through the camaraderie and competition of dragon boating. In addition, the DBB team also focuses on outreach, helping local cancer patients, those in remission and their caregivers, with grants, support and counseling.
This year, again, DBB will challenge and encourage Beaufort Country residents to form corporate, community and just-buddies teams and provide practice sessions so the teams can compete and be part of fabulous, fun-filled DragonBoat Race Day 2014.
For information about sponsorships and forming teams, contact 843-473-4477 or
TYBEE ISLAND MARITIME ACADEMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
GRADES K – 5 APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE TYBEE ISLAND MARITIME ACADEMY, A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE UPCOMING 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR.
Applications are available on the TIMA website at www.tybeeislandmaritimeacademy.com or they can be picked up at the TIMA school office at 714 Lovell Ave. on Tybee Island beginning Friday, January 10, 2014. Information sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm and Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Tybee Island Maritime Academy at 714 Lovell Ave. (Lovell and 8th Street) on Tybee Island. For more information, please call the Tybee Island Maritime Academy at 912-395-4060.
THE 200 CLUB
HELP SURVIVING FAMILIES OF FALLEN OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS BY JOIN THE 200 CLUB OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE. VISIT TWOHUNDREDCLUB.ORG TO DONATE TODAY.
2014 THIRD THURSDAY ON TYBEE SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
2014 THIRD THURSDAY ON TYBEE SUBMISSIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED. MUSICIANS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT SAMPLES.
The Tybee Island Main Street Program highlights artistic excellence in a family friendly outdoor setting within the Main Corridor via Third Thursdays on Tybee each spring and fall season for residents of and guests to Tybee Island. Performances run from 5:30pm until 7:00pm and highlight diverse art forms by local, regional and national performers. Performance locations rotate each month between the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout and the lot at Tybee Oaks. Each location is surrounded by a variety of shops and dining establishments welcoming the public to bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while enjoying outdoor Entertainment. Musicians and Performing Artists of all ages are invited to submit a press pack with a sample of their talent and a brief bio prior to February 6, 2014 for consideration. This is the first year that performing art will be incorporated into the series. To qualify for a performance, artists should refer to the Information for Performers document available on the City of Tybee’s Main Street webpage. The deadline to submit materials for consideration during 2014 is February 6 at 5pm. A panel of expert judges will review submissions and begin scheduling the second week of February. All performances are sponsored by the City of Tybee Island, individuals and businesses. Donations to support Main Street community events are accepted during performance times. A focus of Tybee Island Main Street is to support and encourage the arts as a cultural endeavor and economic engine on the Island. Third Thursdays on Tybee provides the opportunity for artists to be recognized while also showcasing Tybee as a culturally enriched community. Please call (912) 472-5071 or visit the Third Thursdays on Tybee Facebook page for further information.
HOSPICE SAVANNAH PET CALENDARS
HOSPICE SAVANNAH HAS PRODUCED A 2014 PET CALENDAR. PURCHASE ONE FOR A $10 MINIMUM DONATION AT VARIOUS PLACES AROUND TOWN.. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE “PET PEACE OF MIND” PROGRAM. PURCHASE A CALENDAR AT CASE VET HOSPITAL, TAILS SPIN IN POOLER AND ON HARBERSHAM, OR FROM HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S CHATHAM PARKWAY OR EISENHOWER BUILDING. MORE INFO CALL BETH LOGAN AT 355.2289
REED HOUSE REHABILITATION SERVIES
REED HOUSE ON CORNELL AVENUE PROVIDES PSYCHO-SOCIAL AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OPPORTUNITIES. FOR A TOUR CALL
777.4108. REED HOUSE 1144 CORNELL Ave Sav, Ga 31406
SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
SAVANNAH CHATHAM CO. ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS GREETERS, OFFICE ASSISTANTS, ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND MORE.
Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve as: greeters, office assistants, animal photographers, event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary service supporters, and foster coordinators.
No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation.
Potential volunteers are asked to notify Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old.
Lewis can be reached at (912) 525-2151 or
CITY OF SAVANNAH SANITATION BULK COLLECTION
THE CITY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES A NEW SYSTEM FOR BULK COLLECTION. CITIZENS MAY SCHEDULE THEIR BULK COLLECTION BY CALLING 311. Residents will still have a scheduled week each month to receive bulk item collection with no additional charge, but collection will no longer be automatic. Residents must call 311 by the Friday prior to their scheduled week of collection to receive no-fee bulk item collection service. The collection schedule is still based upon customers' weekly trash collection day. Residents will be charged a fee for the collection of any bulk items put out for pick-up that have not been called in to 311 by the Friday deadline. Any items placed out off-schedule will also be removed for a fee. Sanitation calendar magnets were distributed to residents at the start of the year. The calendars can also be downloaded online at savannahga.gov/sanitation. Bulk item collection is a continued service offered by City of Savannah Sanitation to retrieve and dispose of large items placed out for collection by residents during a one-week period each month. Bulk items include most large household goods, including discarded furniture and appliances. Items that will NOT be collected during bulk item pickup include yard waste, construction material, hazardous materials and liquid waste.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS THERE FOR YOUR HELP.... CALL 356.3688 IN THE SAVANNAH AREA 24 HOURS A DAY OR VISIT WWW.SAVANNAHAA.COM