PURPLE RAIN SCREENING AT LUCAS THEATRE
The LUCAS THEATRE OFFERS A FREE SCREENING OF PURPLE RAIN, STARRING LEGENDARY POP ICON PRINCE, THIS THURSDAY AT 8PM. ADMISSION IS FREE, DOORS OPEN AT 7PM. Lucas Theatre offers FREE screening of Purple Rain (1984)
The Lucas Theatre will be screening Purple Rain (1984), starring recently deceased music icon Prince, onThursday, April 28th at 8PM. This will be a FREE screening with a suggested donation of $5 for entry. 50% of all donations collected will benefit the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia. The remaining 50% of all donations will go towards the ongoing restoration efforts within the Lucas Theatre. Doors open at 7PM for the 8PM screening. Happy Half Hour lasts from 7-7:30 and includes half price beer and popcorn.
For more information on the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia, visit their websitehttp://buildabridgega.org/ For more information on this screening or other Lucas inquiries, please contact Erin Muller
12TH ANNUAL TURTLE TROT 5K TYBEE BEACH RUN AND
THE 12TH ANNUAL TURTLE TROT 5K TYBEE BEACH RUN AND 1 MILE KIDDIE BEACH RUN IS SATURDAY APRIL 30TH. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE TYBEE ISLAND SEA TURTLE PROJECT
37TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT SCOUTREACH INNER CITY SCOUTING PROGRAM
THE 37TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT SCOUTREACH INNER CITY SCOUTING PROGRAM IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH.
Attention Golfers! The 37th annual Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Dodd Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Club at Savannah Harbor. All funds raised will benefit the Scoutreach program for low income, inner city youth. Event Chair, Tom Cunningham explained, “This is Savannah’s longest running golf tournament, and it’s all for the benefit of Scoutreach programs of the Coastal Georgia Council, so that low income youth in our community to learn outdoor skills, have mentors and participate in the proven leadership development programs offered through the programs of Scouting.”
Registration includes lunch, dinner and team photo. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to winning teams. Hurry! Play is limited to 32 teams, so register now by calling Angela Phillips at the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America at 912-927-7272, ext. 204.
To join a Scout Troop near you or for more information call Coastal Georgia Council Scout Executive, Tom Cardiff at 912-927-7272, ext. 205. The council website address ishttp://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/ . Follow us on Facebook at Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
AMERICAN RED CROSS FOURTH ANNUAL LORI DUNHAM GORDON MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE IS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH AT THE SAVANNAH MALL FROM 11AM-3PM.
On Saturday, April 30, The American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The blood drive will be located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. Donors will be entered to win several giveaways. This year’s goal for the drive is 25 units. Appointments are encouraged at redcrossblood.org, searching the Sponsor Code SAVMall.
SCMPD COFFEE WITH A COP
SAVANNAH-CHATHAM METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERED WITH MCDONALD’S WILL HOST COFFEE WITH A COP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH FROM 8-10AM.
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is excited to continue its partnership with McDonald’s to bring Coffee with a Cop to five locations this Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. A location was selected in each of the SCMPD’s five precincts. McDonald’s is providing all the flyers, advertising and free coffee.
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the citizens they serve together – over a cup of coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The precinct commander, crime prevention officers and several other officers will be at each location to meet with folks who live and work in Savannah and Chatham County. As a McDonald’s Owner/Operator, the communities I serve are the cornerstone of my business. Supporting the local law enforcement is a huge priority and we are thrilled to be able to work with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department to host the Coffee with a Cop events,” said Nina Gompels, Savannah Owner/Operator. "I hope that community members will attend on Saturday and for future events and feel comfortable to ask questions, bring forward concerns, or simply get to know their local officers.”
Coffee with a Cop
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
West Chatham Precinct: 5724 Ogeechee Road in the Berwick neighborhood
Downtown Precinct: 246 W. Broughton St. in the Historic District
Central Precinct, 2701 Montgomery Street near Victory Drive
Southside Precinct, 7979 White Bluff Road near the Oglethorpe Mall
Islands Precinct, 2025 Skidaway Road, near Bonaventure Road
FORT MCALLISTER STATE HISTORIC PARK
FORT MCALLISTER STATE HISTORIC PARK IS HOSTING ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT APRIL INCLUDING CIVIL WAR COOKING ON SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH, COASTAL NATIVE AMERICAN POTTERY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH AND MANY MORE.
Fort McAllister Upcoming Events. Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state historic park home to the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, will host the following upcoming events in April:
Wattle and Daub Construction
Friday, April 15, 2016 10 a.m. Guests will be introduced to basic Native American pottery, specifically Guale styles. Guests will then use clay to create small pottery that can be fired in the hot shot furnace. $3 per person, plus $5 parking
Back to Basics: Civil War Cooking Sunday, April 17, 2016 10 a.m. With so much work to do, a soldier sure has to eat! But for the men who lived here in wartime, feasts and hearty meals weren't always available. So what did the men here survive on? While the land offered some choices, soldiers sometimes had to be creative to get their fill. So fill up on knowledge of civil war recipes, and try them for yourself. $3 per person, plus $5 parking
Coastal Native American Pottery Sunday, April 22, 2016 10 a.m. Guests will be introduced to basic Native American pottery, specifically Guale styles. Guests will then use clay to create small pottery that can be fired in the hot shot furnace. $3 per person, plus $5 parking
Civil War Baseball Game Sunday, April 24, 2016 10 a.m. This is a great chance to get outdoors where you can put historical significance to good ‘ol fashioned fun. Enjoy a game of baseball, the way the soldiers of Fort McAllister would have played it all those years ago. America’s national pastime was as important to the men back then as it is to us today. Learn about the history of the game, all while swinging for the fences! (Participants needed!)$3 per person, plus $5 parking
Call of the Wild Dog Hike Saturday, April 30, 2016 10 a.m. Hold on to your leashes! The wild is calling, and it wants you to bring man’s best friend for a nature hike. Learn more about what your faithful companions share with their wild relatives and how they came to be man’s best friend. $3 per person, plus $5 parking
Fort McAllister State Historic Park 3894 Fort McAllister Road Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Visit www.gastateparks.org/fortmcallister or call 912.727.2339.
DCA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER ART CAMP, WHICH RUNS JUNE 6TH THROUGH JULY 29TH
Seven camp sessions will be offered to students ranging from 6 to 12 years of age. The full day of art classes will provide an introduction to ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, painting, sculpture , improv, drumming and dance in age-appropriate group settings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. All classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers. Camp fees per child per week are $150/$140 city residents (resides within the city limits of Savannah, pays city residential property taxes). Supplies and instructor fees are included and a non-spoiling bag lunch must be provided daily. There will be no camp the week of July 4-8. Registration opens March 28th. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Full payment is due upon enrollment. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted. Registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts. Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered, emailed or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information: contact 912-651-6783.
DCA ART CAMP SESSIONS
Session 1 June 6 - 10 - Ages 6-12
Session 2 June 13 - 17 - Ages 6-8
Session 3 June 20 - 24 - Ages 9-12
Session 4 June 27 - July 1 - Ages 6-8
No camp the week of July 4 - 8
Session 5 July 11 - 15 - Ages 9-12
Session 6 July 18 - 22 - Ages 6-8
Session 7 July 25 - 29 - Ages 9-12
CAMP ALOHA; A CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
CAMP ALOHA FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN WILL BE HELD APRIL 29TH THROUGH MAY 1ST AT THE EBENEZER RETREAT CENTER IN RINCON.
Register now for Camp Aloha; A Camp for Grieving Children
Children ages 6 - 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.
Camp Aloha will be held April 29 - May 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon and is underwritten by community donations and a generous sponsorship from the Kaminsky Automotive Group. Trained volunteers and professionals will provide therapeutic activities to teach the children that they are not alone in their grief experience. Campers enjoy an array of activities such as swimming, sports, games, group therapy sessions, campfires, singing, playing and making new friends who have also experienced loss.
For more information, to view videos from prior camps, or to register your child, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha or contact bereavement counselor Barbara Moss at 912.303.9442. There is a nominal $25 registration fee which can be waived if a scholarship is needed.
GEORGIA TECH MOBILE STRATEGIES
GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH WILL OFFER A WORKSHOP ON MOBILE STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS ON THURSDAY, MAY 5TH FROM 8-11AM.
Georgia Tech-Savannah will offer an interactive workshop, “Learn How to Develop a Mobile Strategy to Grow Your Business,” next week on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 8-11 a.m. The three-hour workshop will help professionals from small to mid-size businesses build a mobile strategy to suit their business needs.“Usage of mobile apps grew by 76 percent in 2014 and are on path to reach $70 billion in annual revenue by 2017,” said Russ Clark, a senior research scientist in Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science and workshop leader. “If you’re not reaching, engaging and monetizing customers on their devices, you’re likely losing them to another business. Most business owners don’t realize how much untapped potential lies in this marketing medium, especially small, local businesses.” Workshop participants will learn how to engage existing customers and reach new customers; raise the visibility of their business, products and services; set themselves apart from competitors; and boost sales. They will also learn how to make mobile work specifically for their businesses and get personalized feedback and advice on their mobile strategy.
The workshop, which costs $50 per participant, will be held on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus at 210 Technology Circle in Savannah. It will be led by Clark, who engages hundreds of students each semester in mobile development and emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurship and industry involvement. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and computer science from Vanderbilt University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in information and computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. For more information on the workshop, call Emily Doherty at 912-966-7913 or
. To register, visit pe.gatech.edu/mobile-sav
ART RISE SAVANNAH MEGA ART MARCH
ART RISE SAVANNAH PRESENTS THE MEGA ART MARCH ON FRIDAY, MAY 6TH FROM 5-9PM.
What’s bigger than big? MEGA! Art Rise Savannah is excited to announce the MEGA ART MARCH, a new spin on our 51st First Friday Art March event. The MEGA Art March will span the entire downtown area from River Street to Victory Drive and starts an hour earlier, at 5pm, to make sure that you can see as much local artwork as possible. This month features of 34 locations, far more than we’ve had before, as well as two trolleys from Old Savannah Tours to help connect the Starland District to Broughton Street.
Free Art Trolley: This month Art Rise is bringing in TWO Free Art Trolleys to connect River Street to Victory Drive and help you see as many locations as possible. The trolleys will be making a loop every 20 to 30 minutes. The final route will be release early next week. The Art March trolleys are made possible by a generous donation from Old Savannah Tours.
Rain Plan: In the unfortunate event of heavy rain, Art Rise Savannah may have to cancel some of our activities. Stay tuned to our social media for up to date information. All locations will be open and the trolley will continue to run.More information on the Art March, our locations and events can be found at artmarchsavannah.com.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact Clinton Edminster at
Art Biz, Artsy's Gallery,Blick Art Supplies, Cultural Arts Gallery, Escape Savannah,Foxy Loxy, Galerie 124, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Greentruck, Gypsy World, House of Strut, Jepson Center, Kobo Gallery, La Terra Natural Oils, Lee O'Neil Gallery, Location Gallery, NolaJANE
Non-Fiction Gallery, The Bargain Center, Ray Ellis Gallery, Samantha Claar's FineFolks Gallery, Ships of the Sea, Shop the Fox, Starland Cafe, Starlandia Supply, Sulfur Studios
Sylvester & Co, The Butcher, The Florence, The Sentient Bean, The Studio School
PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY’S PREMIER KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT BAR FOOD ON SATURDAY, MAY 7TH . PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHILDREN WHO ARE SPECIAL NEEDS RIDERS.
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY IN JUST TWO WEEKS!!!Pegasus is excited about our premiere Kentucky Derby Fundraiser. Please join us May 7th from 4:00-7:30 at Bar Food, 4325 Habersham St for light southern fare and libations including Mint Juleps, a Hat Contest, Dapper Dan Award, Silent Auction and friendly wagers on the horses. It will be a wonderful time to help special children. Tickets only $15.00 per adult! RSVP/tickets call 912-547-6486.
CHATHAM COUNTY’S AQUATIC CENTER
CHATHAM COUNTY’S AQUATIC CENTER IS HOSTING MAKE A SPLASH DAY, A WATER SAFETY EVENT FOR KIDS 6 TO 12 ON SATURDAY, MAY 7TH FROM 9AM TO 12PM.
Chatham County’s Aquatic Center Is Hosting Make a Splash Day
Chatham County’s Aquatic Center is hosting a water safety event for ages 6-12 on Saturday, May, 7, 2016 from 9AM to 12PM. Children will experience kayaking, snorkeling, pool games, a water slide and a lifeguard demo. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the Aquatic Center at 912-652-6793 to register. Children will need to bring towels, swim suit, goggles and shoes.
40TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH GAMES
THE 40TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH GAMES ARE SATURDAY MAY 7TH FROM 9AM TIL 4:30PM AT BETHESDA ACADEMY.
MUSIC FROM STEWART & WINFIELD AND THE ACCOMPLICES.
THE DOLPHIN PROJECT
RICHMOND HILL LIBRARY HOSTS ‘THE DOLPHIN PROJECT’ ON SATURDAY, MAY 9TH FROM 10:30AM TO 1:00PM.
Love dolphins? Interested in learning about the local dolphins and/or helping in dolphin research? Come learn about these wonderful animals from 'The Dolphin Project' at the Richmond Hill Library in Richmond Hill, GA. You'll be amazed at what you don't know about the local Bottlenose dolphins. Help protect wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins by volunteering with The Dolphin Project for research surveys. We need skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders. Minimum age for research surveys is 16. Serious research & serious fun since 1989!!! Join us on Saturday,May 7th from 10:30am to 1:00pm. www.thedolphinproject.org/ No reservations necessary
HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS
HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH THE 5TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH PRESERVATION FESTIVAL THURSDAY, MAY 5TH THROUGH SATURDAY, MAY 7TH.
HSF is seeking volunteers to assist at the 5th annual Savannah Preservation Festival May 5th, 6th & 7th. Volunteers will play a vital role in the execution of Festival events, obtain unique event experiences, and meet other preservation-minded people…all the while supporting an important local non-profit organization. There are various volunteer opportunities available throughout the 3-day Festival. For more information, visit our Volunteer page at myHSF.org.
OATLAND ISLANDS’ FAIRY AND GNOME FESTIVAL.
OATLAND ISLANDS’ ANNUAL FAIRY AND GNOME FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY MAY 7TH.
Fairy and Gnome Festival at Oatland Island
Savannah: Put your wings and pointed hats on and come to Oatland Island Wildlife Center for a day of enchantment at our Fairy and Gnome Festival on May 7, 2016 from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This fantastical day is all about the “wee folk”, getting up close with the natural world and encouraging active, outdoor play. Children can forage in our enchanted forest for fairies; help construct a fairy village using all natural materials; show off your costume in our fairy and gnome fashion show, and have fun dancing around the May pole. There will be other enchanting activities such as face painting, games, crafts, live animal encounters and concessions. Be sure to bring your whole family to stroll Oatland’s trails and catch a glimpse of the fairies and gnomes wandering our enchanted forest! Cost for this fundraising event is regular admission as well as some activities fees. For further information, please call Oatland Island at 912-395-1517.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. The Center serves primarily as a field trip site for science studies. 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. The Center is located 5 miles east of Savannah, off Islands Expressway. Oatland is open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years. For more information visit: www.oatlandisland.org.
HOSPICE SAVANNAH VOLUNTEER TRAINING
PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT HOSPICE SAVANNAH. TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS IS MONDAY, MAY 9Th
Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes! Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway.
Please complete an application on-line at www.HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart! There are many hospices in our community but only Hospice Savannah is the original not-for-profit hospice with a Hospice House and accreditation by the Joint Commission. Requirements include attending a one-day training and submitting to a criminal background and reference checks.
Volunteer training will be offered on Monday, May 9 in the community education room at the rear of Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Come join the people who have a gift for helping!
OPERATION KIDSAFE FREE SAFETY EVENT IS SATURDAY MAY 14TH THROUGH MAY 21ST, 2016.
Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety Week Events are happening all across the U.S. and Canada. An event has been scheduled for your area.Operation Kidsafe is Free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit….(a Bio Document) that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. Operation Kidsafe founder Mark Bott is available for interviews. Your listeners and readers will long appreciate your efforts to let them know about this free and potentially lifesaving Child Safety Week Event. Pam Hough - Marketing Director
Operation Kidsafe International Direct Line 727-474-5869 Email
The Event is free for every family. No special information is needed, as there is no data basing. Parents take home the only record of the visit.
2016 SCMPD YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
NOW THRU 6/6
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW FOR THE 2016 SCMPD YOUTH SUMMER CAMP TO BEGIN JUNE 6TH FOR BOYS AND JUNE 13TH FOR GIRLS. FOUR FIVE DAY CAMPS AT SSU’S POLICE HEADQUARTERS ARE SCHEDULED.
Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the 2016 SCMPD Youth Summer Camp, set to begin on June 6 for boys and June 13 for girls. Four five-day camps will take place at Savannah State University’s Police Headquarters. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Juvenile Officers launched the camp under the direction of Maj. Richard Zapal to develop rapport between youth and the law enforcement community early in life. Campers will learn skills in character building, goal setting, decision making, crime reporting, web safety, self-defense and much more. Learning strategies will include guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. Youth also will be exposed to many aspects of college life with support of SSU. The camp targets children ages 8-14 of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The initiative is designed to provide youngsters with alternatives to risky or criminal behavior during the summer. All Chatham County children meeting the age requirement are invited to attend. The second camp begins July 11 for boys and July 18 for girls. Each camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., children may be dropped off at SSU Police Headquarters, at 3219 College Street, in the Hubert C Building. Lunch also will be provided at no cost to families.
Applications are available at all SCMPD precincts, police headquarters and online at http://scmpd.org/youth-summer-camp/. The application deadline is May 1.
Families are invited to attend this year’s first summer camp information session on Tuesday, April 19 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 or at any SCMPD precinct before the deadline. Additional information sessions will be scheduled throughout the county. Times and locations will be posted on www.SCMPD.org.
4-H SUMMER CAMP
4-H CAMP IS REGISTERING NOW FOR SUMMER SESSIONS.
To sign up, visit the Chatham Country Extension Office, website
http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/chatham/ and download an application. For more information, contact our office: 912.652.7981 or email us at
LDSS 7TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS HOSTED BY THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY ON MAY 12TH.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the seventh annual Night of Champions will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom. This community celebration distinguishes local businesses that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and recognizes the contributions made by these employees. “As a family support group, LDSS does a great job serving families affected by Down syndrome from prenatal diagnosis to graduation, but we saw a need to provide support to adults seeking vocational opportunities,” said LDSS Night of Champions Chairperson Allyson Harvin. “While LDSS does not train or place people in employment positions, what we typically do is help connect them with placement agencies in our community, such as the Coastal Center for Developmental Services and Goodwill, which can provide that training and connect them with potential employers.”
The theme for the 2016 Night of Champions is, “What’s Your Story?” It issues the call for all to write their own stories and celebrate success over obstacles while making the world more inclusive and welcoming. As in years past, five “Champions” will be recognized at the event, along with the businesses that employ them.
Celebrity chef and author Jamie Deen will emcee the Night of Champions again this year. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online atnightofchampions.org. For more information, please contact Allyson Harvin at
.MEDIA CONTACT Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
TYBEE ISLAND TOUR OF HOMES
THE 19TH ANNUAL TYBEE ISLAND TOUR OF HOMES IS ON SATURDAY, MAY 14TH.
Tybee Island will host the 19th annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $35 each and lunch is included in the price of the ticket. Guests can begin at the home of their choice and will be given a map, along with a list of homes, located on the back of the ticket. Tickets for this event can be purchased online or picked up at Chu’s Department Store, Saints and Shamrocks, or Seaside Sisters. Lunch will be served at Tybee Island Maritime Academy charter school and money raised from the tour will go to benefit the school.For more information about the Tybee Island Tour of Homes visit tybeetourofhomes.com. For media information, contact Hannah Burnsed, Visit Tybee communications coordinator, at
4TH ANNUAL PAWS FOR A CAUSE BENEFITING ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE
THE 4TH ANNUAL “PAWS FOR A CAUSE” BENEFITING ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE AT THE FOUNDERY COFFEE PUB SATURDAY, MAY 14TH FROM 12PM TO 6PM
One Love is a 501 (c) (3) animal rescue that works solely through volunteers and foster home network and fundraising/donations to save the countless animals in our community that have been abandoned, neglected and abused. This event allows us to raise the capital that helps us to continue saving lives every day. For more information on One Love please visit us at www.oneloveanimalrescue.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/oneloveanimalrescue
4th Annual Paws for a Cause benefiting One Love Animal Rescue
The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham Street
Saturday, May 14 from 12pm to 6pm
To raise awareness and money to help the homeless animals in our community
The 4th Annual Paws for A Cause fundraiser to benefit One Love Animal Rescue! This event will feature crafts, raffles, bakery items, and a wide range of amazing entertainment on Saturday, May 14th from 12pm to 6pm.
Thanks again to The Foundery Coffee Pub for hosting us!
If you are a local crafter or entertainer who would like to participate, please contact
or call (912) 596-0889. Vendor fee will be a $25.00 donation, space is limited.
And if you would like to make a donation to the raffles, please contact Karrie Bulski at
Live Entertainment:Salsa Belly Dancing Nicole Edge-Belly Dancer & Fire Performer Samba Drumming more TBA!
Thank you so much for your support and please respond so that I know I have the correct contact for your publication or station.
SCI MILES FOR MEALS 5K RUN/WALK
SENIOR CITIZENS, INC IS HOSTING THE 6TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MEALS 5K RUN/WALK ON SATURDAY, MAY 21st
Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a local nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people age successfully, will host its 6th annual Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Daffin Park. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit SCI’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides a hot, nutritious meal to seniors throughout coastal Georgia.
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 hats.
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.
Currently, SCI prepares and delivers more than 9,000 meals each week in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties. Many times, the Meals on Wheels volunteer or staff driver is the only person a senior will see in an entire day or even a week. It takes just $6 a day to provide a hot, nutritious meal to a homebound senior, yet more than 600 seniors, at or below the federal poverty line, await nutrition support in Chatham County alone! Georgia ranks number six among Meals on Wheels America's “Top Ten Hunger States,” with nearly one in twelve seniors in Georgia being at risk of hunger.
If You Go: Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m.1401 East Victory Drive, Daffin Park (near baseball stadium entrance) Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Savannah/MilesforMeals5K or at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, 3405 Waters Avenue Info: (912) 236-0363
Registration fees (no refunds available)$25 through April 24 $30 April 24 through May 19
$35 May 20 and 21 Packet pickup Friday, May 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah located at 3405 Waters Avenue.
For those unable to attend: If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to contribute, please sign up to be a virtual runner and get a t-shirt! Registration locations and fees are the same as above.
JEA PRESENTS THE LEVY MEMORIAL CONCERT
THE JEA PRESENTS THE LEVY MEMORIAL CONCERT FEATURING THE MUSIC OF SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL AND VELVET CARAVAN,
SUNDAY MAY 22ND AT 2PM, DOORS OPEN AT 1:30. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SAVANNAH MILE TO BENEFIT THE 200 CLUB
THE SAVANNAH MILE TO BENEFIT THE 200 CLUB IS SATURDAY MAY 28TH BEGINNING AT 8AM IN FORSYTH PARK.
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Starting Line: Forsyth Park
Finish Line: Drayton Street at Broughton
Celebration & Awards: Johnson Square
The 11th Annual Savannah Mile is one of Fleet Feet Sports Fabulous 14 races and the cumulative goal for the CREW kids. Registration is open online at www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/mile or go down to the store, 3405 Waters Avenue, to sign up. Sign up early and save: (T-shirt sizes are guaranteed if signed up by May 18, 2016)
SECOND BRIGADE POKER RUN
SECOND BRIGADE POKE RUN IS SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 11AM.
Registration 11 to Noon, Kickstands up Noon, Last bike in 3:30, Raffles begin 3:30-4:00, Starts at Savannah Harley Davidson and ends at Flashback in Richmond Hill.
Multiple raffles donated by local business' and a 1965 CHEVY NOVA II!!! Specials offered to all participants at stops. Ride or drive if you must. Vendors onsite (last stop) and live music during evening hours.
ALL proceeds will benefit three 100% non-profit organizations; HorsinAround, Team Savannah for Veterans and Wish to Walk Foundation. Little 9 year old Justin will also be onsite selling personally hand carved walking sticks and batons to raise money in order to provide a service dog for his sister.
Come out and join the fun and support the local community at the same time.
CONTACT Rudy Moreno 915.487.8665
JAILBREAK MUD CHALLENGE
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL CHATHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE JAILBREAK MUD CHALLENGE SATURDAY JUNE 11TH.
Register for the 2nd Annual Jailbreak Mud Challenge
We are back again for the 2nd Annual Chatham County Sheriff's Office Jailbreak Mud Challenge. This year we are bigger and better than ever, with a 5 mile course and over 50 obstacles! All proceeds from the Jailbreak Challenge go to the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. Come out June 11th and challenge yourself for a good cause.
You may register as an individual, 2 runner chain gang or 4 runner chain gang. Register online at jailbreakmudchallenge.com, or in person at Fleet Feet Sports located at 3405 Waters Avenue, Savannah. You must be at least 13 years old to register and runners under 18 years old must have parental consent.
Register early (before April 15) to get a sweet discount! Last day to register is June 9th at midnight.
Individual: Before April 15th - $45.00, After April 15th - $60.00
2 Runner Chain Gang: Before April 15th - $80.00, After April 15th - $110.00
4 Runner Chain Gang: Before April 15th - $150.00, After April 15th - $210.00
RICHMOND HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY CARS AND COFFEE
RICHMOND HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTING THE FIRST CARS AND COFFEE OF THE SEASON ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND FROM 9AM TO 11AM.
Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum to Host First Cars and Coffee of the Season
Cars and Coffee. The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum will host the first Cars and Coffee of the season, a monthly event showcasing unique, rare and antique cars of the season. Title sponsor is J.C. Lewis Ford. Coffee is provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the newly renovated Richmond Hill History Museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Admission to the event is free and coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. Cars and Coffee will take place the first Saturday of each month, March through October.
Saturday’s-- April 2, , May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1,
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Richmond Hill History Museum 11460 Ford Ave Richmond Hill, Georgia, 31324
Contact Art Thumwood at 912-756-3697 or visit www.richmondhillmuseum.com
RICHMOND HILL FARMER’S MARKET
THE RICHMOND HILL FARMER’S MARKET IS HELD FROM 2-7PM EACH TUESDAY AT GREGORY PARK IN RICHMOND HILL.
City of Richmond Hill to Open 2016 Farmer’s Market-Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market 2016 Opening. The City of Richmond Hill will reopen its Farmer’s Market on March 15th. There will be free balloons for children, shopping bags for market customers, and activities such as corn hole, a bouncy house and the fire department will bring their water cannon. Handicap parking will be available. Each Tuesday from mid-March until November, the market will offer the best in local produce and crafts. The City has extended shopping hours from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. J.F. Gregory Park 521 Cedar Street Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
For vendor updates, check the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RichmondHillFarmersMarket or the City of Richmond Hill website at richmondhill-ga.gov/. For information or market applications, contact Joy Lee at 912-756-6496 or
. A limited number of non-profits will be considered for participation this year. If your non-profit organization is interested, please contact Joy Lee.
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
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
CITY OF RICHMOND HILL
CITY OF RICHMOND HILL FARMER’S MARKET IS EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON FROM 2PM-7PM AT GREGORY PARK.
City of Richmond Hill Holds Grand Opening for 2016 Farmers’ Market
Richmond Hill, Ga. – The City of Richmond Hill recently held the opening for its 2016 Farmers’ Market, with giveaways and activities for children.
“We are extremely excited about the Farmers’ Market returning. We look forward to the new season, and hope to make it an enjoyable experience for both vendors and customers,” said Harvey Lashley, market manager. “We want to make this an experience that keeps people coming back.”
Each Tuesday from March thru October, the market will be held in J.F. Gregory Park and will offer the best in local produce and crafts. Shopping hours will be from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
For vendor updates, check the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RichmondHillFarmersMarket or the City of Richmond Hill website at richmondhill-ga.gov.
For information or market applications, contact Joy Lee at 912-756-6496 or
COASTAL PET RESCUE
COASTAL PET RESCUE IS LOOKING FOR FAMILIES INTERESTED IN ADOPTING OR FOSTERING 25 RESCUED DOGS AND PUPPIES. DONATIONS OF PUPPY AND DOG FOOD ARE APPRECIATED.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, Coastal Pet Rescue volunteers banded together with assistance from Chatham Emergency Management Agency staff and CEMA support team volunteers to accept 25 dogs from a elderly cancer patient being evicted from her home.The rescued dogs range in age from a litter of nine four-day-old puppies and their mom to a 15-year-old who needs masses removed. The breeds include mixes of Chihuahua, Basenji, Beagle, and Boston Terrier, and none were spayed or neutered.
All dogs received their initial vaccinations and check with veterinary staff at the Animal Hospital at Rice Hope. Over the next few days, they will be evaluated by Coastal Pet Rescue's team to get ready for adoption. All dogs will be current on shots, microchipped and spayed or neutered before going home.Coastal Pet Rescue is looking for families interested in adopting as well as fostering to adopt some of the dogs as some will need a little more love and time to adjust to their new lives. Families interested in meeting a potential match should complete information online at http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/profile
Donations are also needed of canned puppy food, canned adult dog food and puppy pads. Monetary donations for veterinary care are also needed and may be sent to PO Box 30462, Savannah, GA 31410, made online at https://www.gofundme.com/cpr25, or called in to the Animal Hospital at Rice Hope at (912) 965-0330 on Coastal Pet Rescue's account.
CHATHAM COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
THE CHATHAM COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL WANTS YOU TO STOP BY AND ADOPT A NEW, FURRY FAMILY MEMBER. OPEN DAILY FROM 1:00 TO 4:30
LOCATED AT 7211 SALLIE MOOD DR. JUST BEHIND THE HUMANE SOCIETY.
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.
JUDE MICHAELS GOFUNDME
LOCAL MUSICIAN JUDE MICHAELS NEEDS YOUR HELP. FRIENDS AND FANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTRIBUTE AND ALL FUNDS WILL ASSIST WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES AS JUDE UNDERGOES TREATMENT FOR CANCER.
Local musician Jude Michaels was diagnosed with liver cancer eight months ago. Jude has been trying to figure out how he is going to come up with at least $25,000 to $50,000 to cover travel and lodging and medical expenses before and after his liver transplant. While Jude is out of work he will unable to play out. He needs help and support from the community as he undergoes treatments and operations at MUSC in Charleston South Carolina.
Jude Michaels is also in need of a hip replacement that can't be done till at least a year after his Liver Transplant.He needs to plan on at least three months of being unable to play and he will be living in a hotel in Charleston SC
JudeMichaels setup a GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/txxvfc
Jude has given a lot to the community and various charities with his talents and now he needs the help of wonderful people like you, please help Jude Michaels