SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
ALLSAINTS CHURCH ON TYBEE ISLAND IS HOSTING A PANCAKE SUPPER FOR SHROVE TUESDAY ON FEBRUARY 9TH AT 5PM All Saints Church on Tybee Island will be having a pancake supper along with a gumbo contest on Tuesday, Feb 9th starting at 5pm and going to 7pm. Come enjoy pancakes, apples, sausage for $5, Gumbo for $5 or both for $8. Bring a friend or two. 804 Jones Avenue, Tybee Island. Proceeds will be used for outreach work of the Mens Club at All Saints. See you there.
|HUMANE SOCIETY GOOD DOG MANNERS TRAINING
REGISTER NOW FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH’S GOOD DOG MANNERS TRAINING. CLASSES BEGIN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah's Good Dog Manners Training is a public training class designed to assist dog owners with basic behavior, training, and socialization techniques. Classes are one hour long and curriculum will vary depending on the needs of each group. Dog owners can attend as many or as few classes as they need. Advanced sign-up is preferred as there are only eight spaces in each class. Classes will be held Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 1pm in the back parking lot of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah campus.
Fees are $10 per class and will be cash only.
Classes begin Saturday, February 13. Please note that owners must show proof of their pet's current rabies vaccine before attending classes.
SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY
SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 7TH. FREE ADMISSION TO MANY PARTICIPATING SAVANNAH MUSEUMS.
Sunday, February 7th is Super Museum Sunday. Visit the Georgia History Museum website for participating Museums.
COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BEEKEEPING"
COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION SPONSORING “THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BEEKEEPING” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH FROM 8AM-4PM.
Annette Quinting, Media Liaison (912) 395-1509
January 10 - February 27, 2016
The day-long institute, “The FUNdamentals of Beekeeping” will be held at
Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Saturday, February 27th from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. Learn about these critically important insects and the art of hobbyist
beekeeping. For registration information call (912) 395-1509 or visit
OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER
OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER HOSTING A LECTURE BY UGA’S DR. KEITH DELAPLANE ON BEEKEEPING MANAGEMENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT 1PM. The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association is proud to announce a public lecture about beekeeping presented by Dr. Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia’s Director of Honey Bee Research. The lecture titled “Searching Evolution for Clues to Good Beekeeping Management” will take place at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on February 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Delaplane will be giving a special excerpt on beekeeping from a series of writings he has written for the American Bee Journal. The floor will be open for Q & A after the lecture. Admission UGA’s Dr. Keith Delaplane to Talk About to Oatland is $5 per adult and $3 per child (4-17), seniors and military. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.cebeekeeping.com. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2 mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar. Oatland is located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway and is open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Years. For more information call 912-395-1500, or visit www.oatlandisland.org.
HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION
THE HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION NOW IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 HSF PRESERVATION AWARDS THROUGH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH.
Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation.
The deadline for HSF Preservation Award nominations is Monday, February 29, 2016. All entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Award winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
“Savannah’s historic buildings and neighborhoods are essential to understanding the story of our city. They tell us who we are and where we came from. It is fitting, then, that HSF recognize the best efforts of those who preserve those great places,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation. “Our Preservation Awards bring due attention to people and projects that fulfill the mission of HSF.”
Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards recognize projects or individual achievements falling within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.
HSF Preservation Awards will be judged for the success they have achieved in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of architectural and cultural heritage. The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.
A jury of local professionals is invited each year to review the nominations and to select the winners for the HSF Preservation Awards.
The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed online at http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/awards/ .
For more information, please contact Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or
SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL BLANKET DRIVE
NOW - 2/30
SENIOR CITIZENS INC ANNUAL BLANKED DRIVE IS GOING ON NOW AT ALL STARBUCKS LOCATIONS. DROP OFF UNWANTED BLANKETS NOW THRU THE END OF FEBRUARY
Senior Citizens, Inc. Annual Blanket Drive, Sponsored by Georgia Natural Gas &
Citizens, Inc. (SCI),
a local nonprofit dedicated to helping area seniors age
Annual Blanket Drive Sponsored by Georgia Natural Gas &
Senior Citizens, Inc. will kick off its annual blanket drive on Monday, January 11 at
9 a.m. at the Starbucks in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. SCI
invites Savannah and surrounding communities to help seniors stay warm this
winter by donating a new blanket at SCI’s headquarters, participating
Starbucks coffee shops, and at drop locations throughout The Landings on
Skidaway Island. Donors at Starbucks will receive a free large handcrafted
Starbucks beverage of their choice.
Seniors in need of an extra blanket this winter season can pick one up at SCI’s
headquarters from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring photo ID and proof of
income (low income applicants only, please).
Starbucks is accepting donations through January 31, 2016. Additional locations
will collect throughout the month of February.
A TASTE OF FIBER ARTS SERIES AT OATLAND ISLAND
JAN & FEB 2016
THE FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS PRESENTS “ A TASTE OF FIBER ARTS” SERIES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY AT OATLAND ISLAND. The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs Presents: A Taste of...Fiber Arts Series Have you ever thought about learning how to weave, or spin or knit or crochet? Then it is the perfect time to take a workshop in one of these, and many other, fiber arts techniques in a low cost, stress-free environment. The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs will be offering different “Taste of…” classes in January and February, 2016
at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Each class is 3 hours long and will be limited to 8
participants for more hands-on learning. Children 8 -12 years old are welcome accompanied
by an adult. Cost is $20 for fiber guild members and $30 for non-guild members (unless
otherwise stated). Our talented teachers will give you the opportunity to learn the basics
in a variety of fiber arts techniques necessary to create something unique. The schedule
of classes can be found at: http://fiberguildsavan nah.homestead.com/. Sign up today for
one workshop or all of them. If you are interested in learning more... please contact us at
Port Wentworth Youth Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration
YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND T-BALL REGISTRATION IS NOW THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 21ST.
Youth Baseball, Softball & T-Ball Registration is NOW through Monday March 21st. T-Ball is for ages 3,4 & 5 (practice starts Monday April 4th- May 23rd ) Baseball/Softball ages 8 & under, 10 & under, 12& under, 15 & under (15 year olds cannot pitch). Baseball age control date is prior to May 1st .Softball age control date is prior to January 1st. Practices will start the week of March 16th (Coaches will notify you of day’s and times of practices, bring your own glove, cleats, The City of Port Wentworth will provide game pants, jersey and hat).Port Wentworth Resident Registration fee is $20.00
Non Resident Registration fee is $45.00
Sign up at City Of Port Wentworth City Hall at 305 South Coastal Highway
CITY SEEKS WEAVE A DREAM APPLICATIONS
NOW THRU 10/21
THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S WEAVE A DREAM PANEL IS ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR CULTURAL AND ARTS PROJECTS NOW THRU OCTOBER 21ST. Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative
SAVANNAH, Ga., January 8, 2016 /www.savannahga.gov/ --The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 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 December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016. 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 Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities, encompassing all city districts. 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. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016 are not eligible to apply.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 need. Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website, under Funding Programs (www.savannahga.gov\arts). Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or
SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
REGISTER NOW FOR COASTAL GEORGIA’S SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE 5K. EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 31ST. The race this year is on April 16. The start line is still on Broughton, but this year, for the first time, the 5k course will finish at Ellis Square (the kids race course is unchanged). Also, packet pickup, along with all pre and post race activities, will be at Ellis Square. Last year's inaugural Love Loop around Ellis Square was a huge success and will be a feature again this year, bigger and better this time around! Registration for the race is open now! Early bird pricing ($30 adult, $10 child) runs through January 31, either online (www.komencoastalgeorgia.org) or call the Susan G Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate office (912-232-2535) This year we are challenging all race participants to raise at least $100, the average cost of a mammogram.
BETHESDA ACADAMY FARM & GARDENS
BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM AND GARDENS HAS NEW FARM STAND HOURS ON WEDNESDAY’S FROM 3-5PM. Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Announces New Farm Stand Hours Open Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Bethesda Academy Organic Farm & Gardens Farm Stand. Each week, this popular organic farm stand, which is managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. The organic farming program at Bethesda merges plant life sciences with real world applications, instilling a strong work ethic and a sense of stewardship. The farm stand at Bethesda Academy is open to the public.
NEW FARM STAND HOURS
Every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m.
WHERE: Bethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia MORE INFO: Visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or contact Merrin Slocombe at (912) 344-7196 or
PORT WENTWORTH LESIURE SERVICES YOGA
CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFERS SATURDAY MORNING YOGA FROM 9:00AM-10:30AM. Start Your Weekend with Yoga!
Saturday mornings, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
City of Port Wentworth Leisure Services Dept. Located at the Ed Young Senior Center, 103 Turnberry Street
Beginners Welcome! $5.00 a class or purchase a pass
Gentle – but still challenging! – class suitable for adults of all ages
No equipment needed – mats and other props provided
Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to breathe and move freely
For your comfort, don’t eat anything heavy for 2 hours prior to class
Regardless of your age or physical ability, yoga is for everybody! A regular yoga practice can: Increase muscular strength and flexibilityReduce the effects of stress, Improve posture and balance, Enhance well-being Sharpen focus and concentration and Relieve back pain.