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 KROGER CAN HUNGER FOOD DRIVE


Kroger is helping to end hunger in our community!  Support the Can Hunger Food Drive when you purchase a  $1, $3 and $5 icon at the checkout counter.  Proceeds to benefit 2nd Harvest Food Bank.  You can also support the Salvation Army’s Annual Kettle Drive at all Kroger locations!


 GEORGIA POWER WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS!

Georgia Power Winter Weather PrepareAthon!

• Winter weather preparedness  is upon us and with freezing temperatures expected,
        Georgia Power wants you to be ready. On GeorgiaPower dot com slash storm,
        you can learn how to build an emergency, report outages and sign up
        for outage alerts. Don’t wait until winter weather strikes.
        This is the time to become winter ready.


• Don’t think severe winter weather happens here? Let’s go back to the ice storms of 2014.
        Snow, sleet and ice walloped much of Georgia, including here in the coastal empire,
        leaving 701 thousand customers without power. With freezing temperatures expected
        in the coming weeks, Georgia power wants you to be winter ready.
        Visit Georgia Power dot com slash storm for more information.

 

• Do you know the difference between a winter storm watch and a winter storm warning?
        Knowing the difference could save your life.  A Winter Storm Watch is issued 12-48 hours
        before the possibility of winter weather, while a Winter Storm Warning is issued 36 hours
        before a weather event and means significant winter precipitation is imminent.
        Visit Georgia power dot com to learn how to stay safe in your home when winter
        weather strikes.

 

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS

Application deadline for physical damage, December 12, 2016
Application deadline for economic injury, July 17, 2017


You may be eligible for financial assistance to repair or replace disaster damaged property following Hurricane Matthew.           

Homeowners, businesses and renters can apply for disaster relief for physical disaster; economic injury disaster and home disaster. Disaster declaration now covers the counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne. For business loans, home loans, non-profits, economic injury loans and agricultural cooperatives

Register online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

DisasterAssistance.gov, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 800.621.3362,
800.659.2955 or 800.877.8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing


HOSPICE SAVANNAH TREE OF LOVE

 

ON YOUR VISIT TO OGLETHORPE MALL STOP BY THE HOLIDAY TREE OF LOVE WHERE HOSPICE SAVANNAH STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS WILL HAND OUT PAPER DOVES TO HANG ON THE TREE IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES.  


The Tree of Love is located at the main entrance off Abercorn Street. Donations of any size are accepted with proceeds supporting Hospice Savannah making a difference each day in the lives of patients and their families. Make your tax-deductible gift by calling 912.629.1055
or visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/Give

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVANNAH CHATHAM COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC EDUCATION FUND

 

Help support our local public schools in efforts to engage young children with positive educatioal lessons about life through music.  A portion of sales from the new Pikklesticks CD will be donated to Savannah Chatham Public Schools to help fund Music education!

 

 The new CD by Pikklesticks is produced by Dizzy Productions.  Music is animated, fun and educational! Dizzy Productions has pledged to provide $4. to the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools district for every CD that is sold.  The CD sells for $12.95 + $2. S&H. Can be purchased at www.pikklesticks.com,  iTunes and at Amazon.com. For more information call 912.346.2940


 

DUNHAM FARMS ILLUMINATION NIGHT FEAST

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 4pm - 10:30pm

 

BEGIN THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND MUSIC SATURDAY AT DUNHAM FARMS.    

 

Grounds open at 4pm. At  4:30-5:45pm  Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with holiday jazz. Then beginning at 5:45-8pm enjoy dinner plus the Holiday Harmonies Concert and Riverside Candle ceremony. From 8-10:30pm visit the crèche flanked by angels and lighted by the Christmas Star.

$60 adults; Children $50. Teens $55. Seniors $50. Military $50. Table of 10 $500.
www.dunhamfarms.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 912.880.4500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Pulaski has reopened to Visitors

 

Fort Pulaski National Monument has reopened to the public after being closed since Oct. 5 due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. After a month of intense recovery operations conducted by Fort Pulaski staff and members of the National Park Service’s Eastern Incident Management Team, Cockspur Island and Fort Pulaski are again accessible to the visitors.

Normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. have resumed. Due to ongoing recovery efforts, the fort will only be accessible to visitors attending ranger-led programs. Tours of Fort Pulaski will be offered every day at 10 am, 1 am, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Tours are limited to 30 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Reservations will not be accepted and all tour schedules are subject to change.

Most trails on Cockspur Island are now open with the exception of the Lighthouse Trail, Picnic Area Trail, Nature Trail Loop, and the National Park Service maintained portion of the Rails to Trails. These trails remain closed due to widespread damage. Rangers ask visitors to be careful — more than 300 trees were downed on the island during Hurricane Matthew.

The Cockspur Island Lighthouse tower and island are still closed to the public — including kayakers and boaters — due to preservation efforts. Use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, is prohibited within the boundaries of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

 


LET'S HELP SADIE

The Humane Society is seeking someone with a big heart to welcome Sadie into their home.  Sadie is a 7-year old St. Barnard that needs a hospice home. She likely has bone cancer and is expect to survive from 3 to 6 months. She is now at The Humane Society.  The adoption fee will be waived.   
 

Needs to be the only pet, with no young children. Seems to prefer women. Contact the Humane Society for Greater Savannah for adoption details, 912.354.9515.

  

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tuesdays -- 6:30 pm Thursdays -- 12:45pm FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center, Memorial University Medical Center

These weekly yoga classes are free for cancer survivors and those in treatment. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. The instructor is Yoga Alliance registered with more than 200 hours of training, including specialized yoga training for cancer survivors at OM Yoga in New York. For more information or to register, call Katy Keyes at 912-350-9031


 

 


 

 

 

BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED FOR PORT WENTWORTH YOUTH BASKETBALL

 

The city of Port Wentworth Youth Basketball program is growing and is in need of volunteer coachesFor more information contact 912.966.7428 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 PARENTS NIGHT OUT

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16


IF YOU LIVE IN PORT WENTWORTH AND NEED TIME FOR LAST MINUTE ELF SHOPPING,
WRAPPING OF GIFTS OR JUST A FEW HOURS TO RELAX? DROP THE KIDS OFF AT PARENTS NIGHT OUT FRIDAY.  THEY WILL HAVE TONS OF FUN WITH  GAMES, SINGING AND SKATING.
HOSTED BY THE CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.


Ages 6-12. $5. per child. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Parent or guardian must fill out
entry form at front lobby of gym before dropping kids off. 912.966.7428
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SBA offering Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses and Homeowners


Application deadline: December 16, 2016

These loans are offerend for businesses and homeowners who were affected by Hurricane Matthew between October 4-15, 2016 and has been expanded to cover the counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effinghame, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne in Georgia. Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available for homeowner. Visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela 

 


OSSABAW NEW YEAR’S EVE OVERNIGHT TRIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE MONDAY, DECEMBER 26


SPEND NEW YEAR’S EVE ON OSSABAW ISLAND ON AN OVERNIGHT TRIP FEATURING A NATURE WALK THROUGH THE MARITIME FOREST, A HISTORY WALKING TOUR,  STORYTELLING AROUND THE FIRE PIT AND A LOT MORE. 


Depart for the island Saturday, 12/31 at 1pm; Return Sunday 1/1 at 11am. Depart and return via Delegal Creek Marina.


Cost is $250-$350 per person for housing, two meals, programming and transport to and from Ossabaw.

$150 per person for camping (bring your own tent), two meals, programming and transport to and from Ossabaw.

Register by Dec. 26, 5pm. Online registration preferred. www.ossabawisland.net   912.233.5104

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Rest Incorporated’s 3rd Annual Hope for a Home Gala

Saturday January 14, 2017 from 6 pm – 10 pm at Savannah Station

Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and a silent auction to raise money to build homes for homeless women in our area. Tickets are $50 per person.


Faith Equestrian’s Hearts for Healing Gala

Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 7pm – 10 pm at Tybee Island Wedding Chapel

Enjoy a night of gourmet dining, silent auction, and songs from the Great American Songbook lead by the brilliant John Brackett Quartet. Proceeds go to Faith Equestrian’s therapeutic program for children with disabilities. Early bird tickets are $125. $150 per person after January 14th.


BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM & GARDENS

Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens has new farm stand hours on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


CHATHAM COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL

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The Chatham County Animal Control wants you to stop by and adopt a new, furry family member. Open Daily from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located at 7211 Sallie Mood Dr., just behind the Humane Society.


Now Registering Session V Visual & Performing Arts Classes and Workshops

www.savannahga.gov/arts

The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is offering creative opportunities to children, teens and adults this fall in our Session V Visual & Performing Arts Classes and Workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for students in all skill levels. Classes begin October 29 and run through December 16. All classes and workshops are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs studios, located at 9 W. Henry St. Weekend workshops and six week classes are available. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, performing arts, fibers, metals, jewelry, and glass. New offerings this session are: Improv for Teens, Intro to Acting for Youth, Alternative Advanced Jewelry, Combining Fused & Stained Glass, Character Design, Abstract Painting and Literary Arts. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Full schedule below. The City of Savannah is committed to provide leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions, to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination

Session 5 Classes and Workshops October 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016

One-Day Workshops

Ceramics Alternative Surface Treatments Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Saturday, October 29, 9:30am – 12:30pm This workshop will explore multiple techniques for altering the surface of leather-hard clay. We will explore mocha diffusion, inlay and sgraffito to name a few. Leather hard slabs will be provided. No experience is required. $25/$20 city residents

Holiday Clay: Parent and Child Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 5+ Saturday, December 10, 10am - 12pm Come join us for a holiday themed parent and child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques! $20/$15 city residents

Youth & Adult Six-Week Classes

Performance: Improv for Teens, Saying Yes! And… (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Bree Doehring Ages 14-17 Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm This six-week class guides new improvisers into the world of make-believe and creativity. Students will learn to support their peers, make positive choices, and employ acting skills. Students will also learn to create scenes and participate in group games and exercises. Students will get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes. $75/$70 city residents

Intro to Improv: Adults Class (6 Weeks) Instructor: John Brennan Ages 18+ Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm This six-week class introduces Savannah’s Improv Company (SiC) method to create improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. Students in “Intro to Improv” will participate in group games and exercises that help everyone remember how to play. The focus will be on having fun and learning how to start an improv scene. As a bonus, you’ll get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes. $75/$70 city residents

Actor’s Studio: Intro to Acting for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Bree Doehring Ages 9-13 Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm For six weeks, students will participate in activities and exercises to help them make character choices and learn how to convey emotions to an audience. From monologues to silent scenes, blocking, and expressive movement, this course will help prepare you for all the elements of theatre and help you conquer the stage! $75/$70 city residents

FibersHand Embroidery (6 Weeks) Instructor: Mary Bass Ages 15+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13 , 10:00am – 12:00pm Join this class and explore the art of hand embroidery! All levels welcome to participate. This course will cover the fundamentals of hand embroidery, a variety of techniques and different stiches. Students will learn the basics of embroidery and decorate an item of their choice. $85/$80 city residents

Hand Weaving (6 Weeks) Instructor: Mary Bass Ages 15+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14 , 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn to hand weave from start to finish! Students will learn how to create their own weaving board and will work with a variety of fiber materials. The course will cover basic hand weaving techniques on a cardboard loom and students to create a small bag, a stuffed animal, or a decorative pillow. $85/$80 city residents

Metalsmithing/Jewelry Open Studio (6 Weeks) Studio Technician: Tana Fileccia-Flagg Ages 17+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13 , 3:00pm – 6:00pm Open Studio in metalsmithing and jewelry allows participants time to practice skills learned in previous classes, access to specific materials, tools and equipment, as well as work on personal pieces independently. Fee includes a supply packet. The studio technician will be on hand to oversee students’ use of tools and equipment. Please note this is not an instructional class. This session is open to students who have completed a metalsmithing class in our facility. $150/$140 city residents

Beginners Jewelry (6 Weeks) Instructor: Jessica Anderson Ages 17+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 12:00pm – 3:00pm Join this introductory course to jewelry design! The focus of this six-week course is to introduce basic tools and techniques used by jewelers. Students will work with wire wrapping, beading, cold-connections and learn some basic soldering skills to create several pieces of jewelry. $150/$140 city residents

Alternative Advanced Jewelry (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Andrea Vicens Clavell Ages 17+ Fridays, November 4 – December 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm During this six-week workshop, students will explore the use of found objects, plastic, resin, fabric, or the material of their choice to create a wearable piece of jewelry. This class will give you the freedom to create something different and unique. We will emphasize the use of cold connections and solder to hold the piece in place. By the end of the course, students will have a more conceptual view of the jewelry industry and take home hand-made pieces of wearable works of art. $150/$140 city residents

GlassCombining Fused and Stained Glass (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Kristin Fulford Ages 17+ Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Design your own one of a kind piece of fused glass to incorporate into a stained glass pattern. This six- week class will teach students the basics of fused glass and stained glass techniques. Students will have a finished stained glass piece at the end of the session. $150/$140 city residents

Painting and DrawingCharacter Design (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Adam Uhlig Ages: 12+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm This six-week class will focus primarily in foundational drawing techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principle of using basic shapes to construct images, specifically designing characters. Lesson one covers some of the basics for drawing the human figure (no nudity). The rest of the lessons build off this principle and dives into how to draw with stylization, movement (gesture drawing), and how to develop details. As students learn and discover their own shape language from these classes, they will be able to use this principle in many more ways than just character design. $75/$70 city residents

Abstract Painting: Working with Form (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Heather MacRae – Trulson Ages: 17+ Fridays, November 4 – December 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm During this six-week course, students will look at still-life, landscapes, human forms, lines and shapes and learn how to use color, gesture, and mark-making techniques to break down, deconstruct visual subjects and reconstruct those forms onto canvas as two-dimensional art works. $90/$85 city residents

Literary Arts Write to the Point! Creative Writing for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Bree Doehring Ages: 12-16 Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Join this six-week course to experience the world of poetry and creative writing! Through writing activities focused on plot, dialogue, character, and rhythm, students will learn the aspects that make a well-crafted story and put pen to paper to create their own tales. $75/$70 city residents

Ceramics Beginning Wheel (6 Weeks) Instructor: Shawn Patrick PM Ages 17+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm This introductory class will teach you the basics of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. Trimming and decorative techniques will be taught to give each vessel its own flair. Students will work at their own pace and receive individual attention. $150/140 city residents

All Speeds: Beginning to Intermediate Wheel-Throwing (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 9:30am – 12:30pm In this class you will learn how to use basic tools and technics to shape clay into functional forms on the pottery wheel. Students will work on refining their skills as they work at their own pace and receive individual attention. $150/$140 city residents

Hand-Building (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 1:30pm – 4:30pm This hand-building and sculpture class is open to all skill levels. This class will help develop basic skills in clay construction, glazing, and decorative techniques. Learn techniques such as pinching, coiling, and using slabs to make basic forms and will explore the use of tools, techniques, and alternative finishes, creating abstract and realistic pieces. $150/$140 city residents

Raku (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Thursdays, November 3 – December 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 1800° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a reduction chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. This is an advanced techniques class focusing on alternative firing methods. We will explore traditional Raku as well as horsehair and saggar firing. Students will make their own pots to experiment on using different clay bodies. Ceramics experience is required. $150/$140 city resident

Open Studio with Dave (6 Weeks) Instructor: Dave Peterson Ages 17+ Thursdays, November 3 – December 15 , 6:00pm – 9:00pm The open studio session allows students time to practice skills learned in previous clay classes. This is not an instructional class. This session is open to students who have completed a ceramics class in our facility. $150/$140 city residents

Open Studio (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 9:30 – 12:30pm Fridays, November 4 – December 16 , 9:30am – 12:30pm The open studio session allows students time to practice skills learned in previous clay classes. This is not an instructional class. This six session studio time offers the freedom to come one or two times a week. Additional sessions can be purchased as needed. This session is open to students who have completed a ceramics class in our facility. $150/$140 city residents $35 per additional session and 25# clay $25 per additional session (3 hours)