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2015 TYBEE TRIATHLON TRAINING
5/28

CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER HOSTS TRIATHLON TRAINING CLASSES ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH-MAY 28TH. Chatham County Aquatic Center will hold training classes March 24th-May 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Registration fee is $65 and the 10 Swim Punchcard is $20. The Tybee Tri is on Saturday, June 6th.


 

BUY LOCAL LUNCHEON AT MOON RIVER BREWING
5/28

BUY LOCAL SAVANNAH HOSTS THEIR MAY LUNCHEON TOMORROW (5/28) FROM 11:30 AM- 1 PM AT MOON RIVER BREWING COMPANY. Since we had so much fun in March getting to know one another, we decided we should do it again!   This is your opportunity to meet new business owners and reconnect with familiar faces.
Be sure to bring extra business cards!

We look forward to seeing you on May 28 at this month's Buy Local networking luncheon. 

PARKING is available at the Whitaker Parking Garage just around the corner from Moon River Brewing Company.
20 dollars for members and 30 dollars for non-members.



 

SANDFLY WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION MEETING
5/29

THE SANDFLY WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION HOLDS THEIR MEETING ON FRIDAY, MAY 29TH AT 12 PM AT THE FIORE ITALIAN BAR AND GRILLE. THE MEETING INVITES ANY BUSINESS OWNER WHO WISHES TO ATTEND. Any business owner who wishes to attend the May 29 meeting, RSVP to Cynthia Wright at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Wednesday, May 27.



 

TEE OFF WITH TWIGS
5/30

THE SECOND ANNUAL TEE OFF WITH TWIGS MINI GOLF FUNDRAISER IS SATURDAY, MAY 30TH FROM 1O A.M. TO 4 P.M. AT THE BULL STREET LIBRARY. This year’s theme is Superheroes, so wear your costume! Tickets are $10 per player. Players must be ages 4 and older. All foursomes must include at least one adult. Reserve your tee time today at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (912) 652-3667.

Payment accepted at the door, online at www.liveoakpl.org, or call Ed Field, (912) 652-3667, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS
5/31

RONIN ACADEMY OFFERS A HAND ON SELF-DEFENSE CLASS SUNDAY, MAY 31T FROM 2-5 PM AT SAVANNAH AIKIKAI.

COST & Registration
To register, go to www.roninacad.com and click on schedule. $50.00 per person, class size limited

DETAILS
Ronin Academy, a nationally certified instructor of FAST Defense, offers self-defense classes for children and adults providing participants with a realistic, hands-on experience that goes beyond basic self-defense instruction. Students will learn techniques on how to de-escalate a potentially harmful situation, how to use their adrenaline as a tool and perform full force strikes if attacked. The class will build a person’s confidence, help them control their fear and empower them to act in any potentially harmful situation.



 

BUTTERFLY WALK-ABOUT
6/2

THE PINCKNEY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OFFERS A BUTTERFLY WALK-ABOUT TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND FROM 9:30 AM TO 12 PM AT THE REFUGE’S LOCATION. Participants will conduct field observations of butterflies at Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge. We will travel on-foot as a group to several sites on the refuge. The count will last until about 12:00 p.m. weather permitting. Please come for all or just part of the day. We will meet at 9:30 am in the parking lot and walk together to the butterfly garden and Ibis Pond, identifying butterflies along the way. This program is free.




 

BUTTERFLY COUNT
6/6

THE SAVANNAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PRESENTS THE OFFICIAL BUTTERFLY COUNT SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM AT THE REFUGE’S LOCATION. Participants will conduct a day of field observations counting butterflies along the trail system and within various habitats of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. The count will last until about 4:00 p.m. weather permitting. We will meet at 9:00 am in the Savannah Visitor Center and then split into groups heading to different locations within the refuge. We will reconvene back at the Visitor Center at the end of the day and compile species lists.

These programs are free. Appropriate clothing is required of all participants, including long-pants and closed-toed shoes that attach to the feet. Sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks, and a sack lunch are recommended. For more information please contact Theresa Thom, Aquatic Ecologist, Savannah NWR, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (843) 784-6262 (office); (706) 201-1846 (cell).




FORT MCALLISTER TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
6/6

FORT MCALLISTER HOSTS A FUN AND INFORMATIVE THREE-MILE HIKE, TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, SATURDAY JUNE 6TH AT 9 AM ON THE REDBIRD CREEK TRAIL. Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park and home to the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, will celebrate National Trails Day with a fun and informative three-mile hike on the Redbird Creek Trail. A naturalist will be talking about the unique ecosystems at Fort McAllister during this hike. Bring water and insect repellent. $5 for park pass for cars. For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister.



 

HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT STORE BOOK SALE
6/6

THE HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT SHOP HOLDS ITS QUARTERLY BOOK SALE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 9 AM TO 12 PM IN THE SHELTER PARKING LOT. All “parking lot” books, videos and CDs will be just 25¢. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick out some great beach reads to enjoy as we welcome summer in Savannah. Come early for the best selection.
 
All proceeds from book and thrift shop sales benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and the pets in our care.



 

OLYMPIC DAY 2015 MOVEMENT
6/7

CHATHAM COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION HOSTS THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES IN THE OLYMPIC DAY MOVEMENT AT MEMORIAL STADIUM ON FRIDAY, MAY 29TH AND SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH AT 6 PM.
Chatham County Parks and Recreation is proud to participate in the Olympic Day 2015 Movement. During the week of May 27 – June 7, local athletes will participate in various sporting events to highlight the Olympic Movement.  Chatham County Parks and Recreation will host the opening and closing ceremonies on the following dates:
 
            Opening Ceremonies – Friday, May 29 at 6:00 PM
            Closing Ceremonies – Sunday, June 7 at 6:00 PM
 
The ceremonies will take place at Memorial Stadium located at 101 John J Scott Drive.
For more information about the Olympic Events, please contact Misty Selph at 912-652-6794 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 

A CHILDREN’S MUSEUM FUNDRAISER
6/12

THE SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM PRESENTS ITS OUTDOOR ADULT-ONLY PLAY SPACE, TO FEATURE RETRO GAMES AND A PERFORMANCE BY THE ACCOMPLICES, FRIDAY JUNE 12TH FROM 6-10 PM AT THE MUSEUM. Be a kid again! Explore Savannah Children's Museum after hours as it is transformed into an outdoor adult-only play space. Enjoy delicious food, creative cocktails, retro board games, and hours of playtime in SCM's interactive exhibits. The Accomplices will perform during the event and a throw-back dance party will close out the night!

Featuring Chef Nick Mueller's Mahgniffe, Creative Catering, Earth to Table Catering (Cha Bella), Magnolia Grill Catering, Savannah Event Catering, Leopold's Ice Cream and Byrd Cookie Company. An "adult lemonade stand" will feature a selection of Vodka Lemonades.

Tickets are only $50 per person. All proceeds will go to Savannah Children's Museum. Adults only.



 

LARRY CRAWFORD HALF RUBBER TOURNAMENT 
6/13

THE LARRY CRAWFORD HALF RUBBER TOURNAMENT IS SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH AT 10 AM ON 11TH STREET ON TYBEE. It is that time of year again for the Larry Crawford half rubber tournament at the beach. I have looked at the tides and the best day for the tournament is Saturday, June 13th. We will start at 10:00 AM on 11th Street. Entry fee is $25/man and you can have 3-5 man teams. The field is limited to the first 16 paid entries, so get your entry in as quickly as possible because it fills up every year. Tyler Crawford: 912-660-0887 



 

COASTAL JAZZ ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
6/13

THE COASTAL JAZZ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS THEIR THIRD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH AT THE LANDINGS PALMETTO GOLF COURSE TO BEGIN AT 12:15 PM. This golf tournament benefits CJA Youth Scholarships and First Tee of Savannah. For additional information or to register your team, contact Joel Spivak: 912-598-0475

12:15pm: Registration
1:30pm: Shotgun Start
6:00pm: Dinner & Dancing

$150: Golf + Dinner & Dancing
*TLC golf members $125*

$50: Dinner & Dancing Only



 

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
6/15

THE SAVANNAH-CHATHAM METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT INVITES LOCAL CHILDREN TO APPLY FOR THE YOUTH SUMMER CAMP, SET TO BEGIN JUNE 8TH FOR BOYS AND JUNE 15TH FOR GIRLS. The four five-day camps will take place at Savannah State University’s Police Headquarters.
The camp targets children ages 8-14 at risk of engaging in criminal activity or facing economic challenges at home. All Chatham County children meeting the age requirement are invited to attend.
Each camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., children can be dropped off at SSU Police Headquarters, at 3219 College Street, in the Hubert C Building.
Applications are available at all SCMPD precincts, police headquarters and online at http://scmpd.org/youth-summer-camp/. The application deadlines are June 5, for boys and June 12, for girls. The SCMPD Youth Summer Camp is free of charge.
Families are invited to attend a summer camp informational on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Squad Room at SCMPD Police Headquarters, at 201 Habersham Street. SCMPD staff will be present to answer all camp-related questions. Applications can be completed and turned in at that time.



 

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR DOG AND CAT STERILIZATION

6/15

 

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES THE GRANTS TO ASSIST WITH SPAY AND NEUTER GEORGIA’S COMAPNION ANIMALS. ALL APPLICATIOSN MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JUNE 15TH.The first round of grants; offered in May 2013, awarded $125,000 to a total of 19 organizations.Grants will be awarded based on the highest priority after considering factors such as targeting of important animal populations, ability to increase surgery numbers, cost-benefit ration, record of grant applicant, and sustainability, among others.   Applicants must reside in Georgia and all procedures must be performed by licensed and accredited Georgia veterinarians.  Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2015, and may be submitted to the Georgia Department of Agriculture Dog and Cat Sterilization Program, 19 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr., SW., Room 106, Atlanta, Ga. 30334. Applications may be obtained from www.agr.georgia.gov .


 

 

MILES FOR MEALS 5K RUN/WALK
6/20

SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. HOSTS ITS 5TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MEALS 5K RUN/WALK, TO BENEFIT THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM, AT 8 AM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH AT DAFFIN PARK. REGISTER NOW! Run, walk, or race with “celebrity” veggies for a morning filled with fun and fitness for the entire family and leave knowing you have made a difference in the lives of seniors in your community. Participants are encouraged to wear vegetable, fruit, or other food-related costumes or hat. The 5k Run/Walk begins at Daffin Park East Mall and passes through Police Memorial Trail before ending in front of Grayson Stadium. Food, drinks, and awards will be given out after the race.
•    Register online at Runsignup.com, keyword: Miles for Meals or at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Avenue
•    Info: (912) 236-0363



 

SHAG DANCE LESSONS
6/23

THE SAVANNAH BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO OFFERS DANCE CLASSES IN THE TELFAIR ACADEMY ROTUNDA THROUGHOUT JUNE ON TUESDAYS FROM 6 PM TO 7:30 PM. The dates will be 6 pm-7:30 pm, Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, Telfair Academy.

Life will truly be a “beach” as dancers beat the heat with Shag dancing. The Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio will teach the classes in the magnificent Telfair Academy Rotunda. Classes are open to dancers of all levels, beginning to expert. Space is limited and advanced reservations are encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome for one or more lessons and are subject to availability. Price per lesson: $5 students, $10 Telfair members and $15 non-members. A small reception will follow the June 23 class. Register at telfair.org/tickets.



 

SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT
6/24

THE SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS TROUBADOURS ELI AND BILL PERRAS IN CONCERT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH AT 7 PM IN THE SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM. SFMS President CHRIS DESA will also perform a short opening set at Bill’s request, prior to BILL and ELI PERRAS taking the stage.
Venue: SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM – North Garden Assembly Room, 41 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Savannah GA 31401
Admission: Cash only at the door: $ 15/- general public, $ 12/- SFMS members /students
For more information visit www.savannahfolk.org



 

RIVER’S END CELEBRATION
6/26

THE OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER INVITES THE PUBLIC TO RIVER’S END CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH AT 2 PM AT LOVE’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKS. The public is also welcome to attend the River’s End Celebration and organizers suggest arrival between 2-3pm on June 26 to enjoy music and fellowship.  A low country boil dinner will be available at 6pm for $15 per person along with a cash bar.  For information please visit.www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org



 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S SUMMER NIGHTS PARTIES
6/30

HOSPICE SAVANNAH ASKS SUPPORTERS TO HOST A SUMMER NIGHTS FUNDRAISING PARTY, TO SUPPORT THEIR DAILY IMPACT FUND, DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. Parties support Hospice Savannah’s Daily Impact Fund – making a difference each and every day in the lives of patients and their families. The Fund helps provide free bereavement counseling to any child, teen or adult; an overnight children’s grief camp; complementary therapies of music, story keeping and massage; a We Honor Veterans initiative; community resource and volunteer support to caregivers; Palliative Care clinics in both local hospital systems; and a Pet Peace of Mind® program to help patients and their beloved pets to stay together.

The Foundation’s Annual Giving Specialist, Ophelia, is available to help arrange the gatherings– large or small, elegant or causal. She will provide printed invitations, donation cards to mail to guests, more information and lots of party-planning help!  She can be reached at 912.629.1027 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Full details can be found at www.HospiceSavannah.org/SummerNights or call Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027. And obviously, donations in lieu of parties will be gladly accepted!




 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SEEKS INSTRUCTORS
7/17

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SEEKS APPLICATIONS FROM ARTISTS AND INSTRUCTORS TO TEACH CLASSES DURING THE FALL 2015 AND WINTER 2016 SESSIONS. Beginning, advanced, adult and youth classes and workshops in the mediums of jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, metals, fused glass, stained glass, glass beading and fibers will be considered. 
 
Day and evening class proposals can range from one-day workshops to six week courses.  Interested individuals should submit an application and a proposal to include: a resume; description of proposed class; and up to five portfolio images (in digital format).  Previous experience in art instruction is required. 
 
Applications are available at www.savannahga.gov/arts.  The deadline for applications is July 17 at 5 p.m.  Visual Arts applications should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications can also be mailed to City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, Ga., 31401.  For information, call (912) 651-6783.



 

2015 SUMMER CAMP LINEUP
7/17

THE COASTAL HERITAGE SOCIETY OFFERS A SUMMER CAMP LINEUP FOR CHILDREN HOSTED BY THE SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AND THE GEORGIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM ON VARIOUS DATES.
The camp site hosted by the Georgia State Railroad Museum is the Jr. Engineer Train Camp, and this camp offers a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum! Dates for this are as follows: June 15th-19th and June 22nd-26th for children ages 4-6, and July 13th-17th for children ages 7-10.

Camp sites hosted by the Savannah Children’s Museum are the Top Secret Science Camp, Dig It! Camp, and Jr. Scientist Camp. The dates for the Top Secret Science Camp are June 15th-19th for children ages 7-10. Dates for the Dig It! Camp are June 22nd-26th for children ages 7-10. Dates for the Jr. Scientist Camp are June 29th-July 3rd and July 6th- 10th for children ages 4-6.

All 2015 Summer Camps will be held from 9:00am-2:00pm Monday through Friday.  After-care is available from 2:00pm-5:30pm each day.*
All 2015 Summer Camps* will be housed at Esther F. Garrison School of Performing Arts, the K-8 school located directly behind our museums. This will provide campers with a well-equipped and climate-controlled home-base for the week.  However, this will not decrease the amount of time they spend in our museums; It will only maximize the learning space at our disposal. 
All of our 2015 Summer Camps have been designed and will be taught by our team of highly-trained and experienced educators.
*Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 7-10 (July 13-17) will be housed at Georgia State Railroad Museum and after-care is not available during this week of camp.




 

PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP
7/20

PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY INVITES VOLUNTEERS AND CAMPERS TO REGISTER FOR THEIR SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP FROM JUNE THROUGH JULY AT WICKLOW FARM. Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing equine assisted activities for individuals in Savannah SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP runs during June and July, 2015. It brings together children with and without disabilities, with physical, mental or emotional disabilities, providing a RESPITE for Mom or Caregiver.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.
Horse experience not necessary! Pegasus is located at Wicklow Farms, behind Johnny Harris on Victory Drive. Patience and dedication are necessary! For information and directions please go to www.prasav.org or call 912-547-6482



 

THE ART OF DIPLOMACY
7/26

TELFAIR MUSEUMS PRESENTS AN ART EXHIBITION OF WINSTON CHURCHILL FROM FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 26TH AT THE JEPSON CENTER. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, Telfair Museums presents an exhibition exploring the war-time hero’s secret weapon: his paintbrush. The Art of Diplomacy, Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting features several paintings by the iconic British leader as well as photographs, letters, and other personal belongings drawn from personal family holdings of Churchill’s descendants.
The Art of Diplomacy was organized by The Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. Savannah is the final stop on a year-long, statewide tour of eight cities throughout Georgia. Telfair Museums is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with The Millennium Gate Museum as well as colleagues at the Georgia Historical Society and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force to present a range of educational programming related to this exhibition.
General museum admission.




 

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY
7/30

THE EVERY HERO HAS A STORY 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS FROM MONDAY, JUNE 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 30TH AT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES. For children and teens up to 18 years old. Keep track of your reading! Receive rewards and prizes! Special activities and programs all summer!

www.liveoakpl.org



 

EOA HEAD START APPLICATIONS
8/6

THE EOA HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM INVITES THE PUBLIC TO ENROLL THEIR INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND CHILDREN AGES 3-5 IN BOTH CHATHAM AND EFFINGHAM COUNTIES.
TO APPLY PLEASE CALL:
IN CHATHAM COUNTY CALL (912) 238-2960 EXT. 100
IN EFFINGHAM COUNTY CALL (912) 728-9622 EXT. 11
ALL SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO COST
SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 6TH IN EFFINGHAM
AND CHATHAM COUNTIES
SPACES ARE LIMITED SO CALL NOW!



 

RED CROSS SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
8/31

THE LEADERS SAVE LIVES PROGRAM ENCOURAGES HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS TO HOST A BLOOD DRIVE BETWEEN MONDAY, JUNE 1ST AND MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST IN ORDER TO WIN A SCHOLARSHIP. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to giftcertificates.com

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.



 


LIFEGUARD CLASSES AT CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER
now - 4/26

REGISTER NOW FOR STARGUARD LIFEGUARD COURSES AT THE CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER.  CLASSES BEGIN JAN 30TH AND WRAP UP APRIL 26TH.   CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
STARGUARD LIFEGUARD COURSE 2015
SKILL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: SWIM 200 YARDS, 1 MINUTE WATER
TREAD WITH NO HANDS AND BEING ABLE TO DIVE AND RETRIEVE A 10LB
BRICK FROM 9’ OF WATER. CPR AND FIRST AID INCLUDED.
FEBRUARY 20-22
MARCH 20-22
MARCH 27-29
APRIL 24-26
FRIDAY 5 – 8 PM
SATURDAY 9 – 5PM
SUNDAY 9 – 5PM
LOCATION
CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
7240 SALLIE MOOD DRIVE
912-652-6793
REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE AQUATIC CENTER.


 

CALL FOR ART INSTRUCTORS

NOW THRU 7/31

 

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS ACCEPTS RESUMES FOR INSTRUCTORS AT THE 2015 SUMMER ART CAMP FROM JUNE 1ST THROUGH JULY 31ST ON WEST HENRY STREET.The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting resumes for visual arts, puppetry, and age appropriate video and animation instructors for the 2015 Summer Art Camp, taking place June 1 through July 31 at 9 West Henry St. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in the week-long camp which provides an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, mixed media, puppetry, video and animation in age-appropriate group settings.Instructors are at the full day art camp work with children ages 5-8, and/or 9-12 and teen interns ages 13-18. The hours are 8:30am-5:00pm. Each week, Monday through Thursday, instructors will teach five classes a day, one hour per group, with a maximum of 10 children per group. On Friday, instructors will meet with each group in the morning for 30 minutes. Instructors may plan multiple projects per week. Qualified instructed must submit to a background check. This is a contracted weekly position. Summer Art Camp begins the week of June 1, 2015 and concludes the week of July 27, 2015. There is no camp the week of June 29-July 3.For more information please contact Christine Hefner at (912)651-6783 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

 

CITY SEEKS WEAVE A DREAM APPLICATIONS
NOW THRU 10/1

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEAVE A DREAM INITIATIVE NOW THRU  OCTOBER 1ST.   Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative
January 15, 2015 /www.savannahga.gov/ --The City of Savannah’s  Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 Weave-A-Dream—Cultural & Arts Projects initiative.  Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available.  Programs are to be completed prior to October 1, 2015 and the application
must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project.  Project
funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage
projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s
diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream committee seeks proposals that actively involve
youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah.
Programs engaging participates ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines of production,
animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking and carpentry are of
particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performing, visual,
media, theater, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts are also encouraged to
apply.    To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit,
501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits.  Proposed programs must also be
produced within the City’s corporate limits.  No individual artist applications will be
accepted.   Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website
(www.savannahga.gov\arts). They can also be requested by contacting Rebecca Brown at
912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    Applications are reviewed by the WAD Panel and funding is awarded by a competitive funding process that considers the project’s artistic merit, quality of design, quality of marketing strategy and plan for assessing the project’s success.  Successful programs will identify a community need and utilize arts and heritage activities as the primary strategy to fulfill that eed.   Technical assistance is available to applying organizations by contacting Rebecca Brown 912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

HOSPICE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT PATIENTS
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HOSPICE SAVANNAH IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT HOMECARE PATIENTS IN POOLER, HINESVILLE AND RINCON.  TWO-DAY TRAININGS WILL BE HELD IN EARLY NOVEMBER.  Hospice Savannah, our community based not-for-profit hospice for over 35 years, is seeking volunteers to visit homecare patients in the Pooler, Hinesville and Rincon areas. Two-day trainings will be held early November, 2014 or in January 2105. For more information, please call 912.355.2289 or visit  www.HospiceSavannah.org/Volunteer.


 

BLANKET DRIVE TO BENEFIT AREA ANIMAL SHELTERS
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THE TOP DOG GROOMING SPA IN POOLER IS COLLECTING NEW OR USED BLANKETS FOR LOCAL SHELTERS.  The Top Dog Grooming Spa located on US Highway 80 in Pooler, GA is collecting new or used blankets, comforters and towels for local shelters to keep animals warm during the cold winter months.


 

FREE SWIM LESSONS FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
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THE CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER IS OFFERING FREE ADULT SWIM LESSONS WITH A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR.   The Chatham County Aquatic Center is looking for adults to participate in a FREE swim lesson program.  The swim lessons are for adults that might not have the financial resources nor the access to a learn to swim program.  Adults must show proof of income to qualify.   Participants will attend 8 45 minute lessons provided by a certified instructor.  Learn to swim programs offer not only a life saving skill but also introduce the healthy benefits of swimming.  For more information call the Chatham County Aquatic Center at 912-652-6793.


 

VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
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THE CITY OF PORTWENTWORTH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES FOR YOUTH TEAMS. We are pleased to announce that our program is growing and we are in need of your volunteer services therefore, if you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 

HOSPICE PET CALENDER ON SALE NOW.
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SAVANNAH HOSPICE BEGINS THEIR SECOND ANNUAL PET CALENDER SALES. THE CALENDER HIGHLIGHTS THE PROGRAM’S SCOPES AND BENEFITS ‘PET PEACE OF MIND’. Hospice Savannah is so excited because they are getting ready to launch their 2015 Pet calendar in hopes of continuing to raise funds for their Pet Peace of Mind © program that benefits hospice patients and their animals. We would be so delighted if you could share our story with your listeners. For the second year Hospice Savannah is offering a Pet Calendar to highlight the program’s scope and raise additional funds. Even with funding from Amie’s Place Foundation, a start-up grant from Banfield Charitable Trust, assistance from partners Case Veterinary Hospital and TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories and from the many groomers, boarders and veterinarians who have discounted their fees, more funding is needed to keep this program going. The 2015 Pet Calendar sales should help.  Utilizing many images from Hospice Savannah volunteer and retired orthopedic surgeon, Les Wilkes, the calendar features patients and families impacted by the Pet Peace of Mind© program, as well as several of the hospice’s Hug-a-Pet volunteers. The 2015 Hospice Savannah Pet Calendar is on sale now and can be purchased for a $15 minimum donation to The Pet Peace of Mind© program. They are available during regular business hours from the reception desk at Hospice House, 1329 Eisenhower Drive, and from the reception desk of Hospice Savannah’s administrative offices at 1674 Chatham Parkway. They are also available at Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Drive.


 

THE 200 CLUB
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HELP SURVIVING FAMILIES OF FALLEN OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS BY JOIN THE 200 CLUB OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE. VISIT TWOHUNDREDCLUB.ORG TO DONATE TODAY.


  

HILTON HEAD LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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THE HILTON HEAD BRANCH LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH BASIC  COMPUTER CLASSES. 
Hilton Head Branch Library Seeks Volunteers to Teach Basic Computer Classes
The Hilton Head Branch Library is seeking volunteers interested in teaching basic computer classes.  Should you have the needed skills and willingness to provide an invaluable service to our community, please contact Mary Jo Berkes, Hilton Head Branch Library Manager at 843-255-6517. All Beaufort County Library volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and background check.   Beaufort County Library - Main (843)255-6430, beaufortcountylibrary.org  For Learning. For Leisure. For Life.


  

PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY
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PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY,  AN EQUINE THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES, IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.  Pegasus  is located at Wicklow
Farms , behind Johnny Harris on Victory Drive.  Patience and dedication are necessary!  For info and directions go to www.prasav.org or call 912 - 547 - 6482 .


 

REED HOUSE REHABILITATION SERVIES

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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
WWW.reed-house.org


 


ANIMAL LOVERS /  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE, SAVE A LIFE & THE HUMANE SOCIETY ALL NEED VOLUNTEERS, FOSTERS OR DONATIONS. 
One Love Animal rescue needs volunteers, fosters and donations.  Please sign up or get more information by calling 912.507.6125. 
Save A Life Mobile Adoption Desk at PetSmart on Abercorn Saturdays from 11am til 2pm.  Or on the first Saturday of the month at TailsSpin in Habersham Village from 11am til 2.  Call 912.598.7729 and leave a message for Susan.
Humane Society information call Selah Delacos at 912.354.9515 ext 112  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 


 


CPR SEEKS HELP FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOGS
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COASTAL PET RESCUE IS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOG TREATMENTS.  It's been a long year for Coastal Pet Rescue, and with 99 canine intakes this year,   it's only going to be longer.  So far, Coastal Pet Rescue has treated five canines for heartworms, and two more are still awaiting their turn, but help is urgently needed to fund the medical care.  Although heartworms are preventable thanks to monthly medications, many of the dogs Coastal Pet Rescue rescues have not been kept current -  If ever at all - on the prevention, and thus need the expensive treatments.  Treatments can run $600 to $1200 depending upon the severity of the infestation, and since Coastal Pet Rescue does not believe in passing on the excessive medical bills for adopters and instead charges only a flat $150 adoption fee, there's a lot left to cover.  Donations may be made online at coastalpetrescue.org/donate or by mail to Coastal Pet Rescue, PO Box  30462, Savannah, GA 31410.


 

VOLUNTEER PORT WENTWORTH BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  BASKETBALL COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF PORT WENTWORTHS’ YOUTH TEAMS.  BASKETBALL COACHES ARE NEEDED ASAP  THE CITY OF PORTWENTWORTH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL   COACHES FOR YOUTH TEAMS.  We are pleased to announce that our program is growing and we are in need of your volunteer services therefore, if you are
interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER
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COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS TO ASSIST THEM IN RESTORING THEIR GROUNDS. We're excited to announce that we're starting work on Phase I of the Coastal Pet Rescue Adoption Center. Thanks to an amazing partnership with the Animal Hospital at Rice Hope and Animal House at Live Oak Kennels, we have a lease agreement for seven existing kennels to be used as temporary holding kennels to rescue animals from area animal controls until foster homes are available. The kennels need a few repairs, and we want to clean up the grounds a bit, too. We will have two work days, Wednesday, October 29 and Saturday, November 8, starting at 9:30 am. Volunteers are needed to help clean, paint, rake leaves, and pick up debris. Volunteers who have their own tools, rakes, etc. are encouraged to bring them as we have limited ones on site. Additionally, we need donations of some items, to include: Lawn and leaf bags, 14 thick blankets/comforters, Rags, 1 Outdoor trash cans, Bug spray, Bleach, 14 Stainless steel food and water dishes, Deck box (for outdoor storage), A broom, Pavers, Plywood and Shingles (to replace the roof), Or purchase directly from our Amazon.com Wishlist. If you are interested in helping on a work day or donating supplies, please contact us. Instructions along with driving directions to the location on Southside Savannah will be provided after signing up. Once the kennels are up and running, we'll be looking for volunteers to help daily with cleaning and walking canines as well as assisting with transporting them to and from vet visits, foster homes and adoption days.


 

CITY OF SAVANNAH SANITATION BULK COLLECTION
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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
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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS THERE FOR YOUR HELP.... CALL 356.3688 IN THE SAVANNAH AREA 24 HOURS A DAY OR VISIT WWW.SAVANNAHAA.COM


 

 
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