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HSGS DRIVE THRU LOW COST SHOT CLINIC
4/19

THE HUMANE SOCIETY HOSTS A DRIVE THRU LOW COST SHOT CLINIC FOR PETS SATURDAY APRIL 19TH FROM 9AM TIL 2PM.


 

POOLER EASTER EGG HUNT
4/19

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF POOLER PRESENTS THE POOLER EGG HUNT THIS SATURDAY AT THE WEST CHATHAM YMCA.  THERE ARE TWO EGG HUNTS, ONE AT 9AM AND ONE AT 10AM.  "First Presbyterian Church of Pooler presents the Pooler Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19 at the West Chatham YMCA. For details and to register go to www.poolereggghunt.com. There are two hunts, one at 9AM and one at 10AM. The hunts are free BUT kids must be registered and bring their tickets."



 


MUSIC MEDICINE INSTITUTE AT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES
4/19, 26

LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES INVITES KIDS AGES 6 – 10 TO SAVANNAH’S MUSIC MEDICINE INSTITUTE, SATURDAY APRIL 5TH & 19TH AT THE SOUTHWEST CHATHAM LIBRARY.    THEN AT THE HINESVILLE LIBRARY SATURDAY APRIL 12TH & 26TH.  Chilren age 6 – 10 will experience the positive power of music with the live oak pub lic libraries and Savannah’s Music Medicine Institute...Saturday April 5th & 19th at the southwest Chatham Brand.  And Saturday Aprl 12th & 26th at the Hinesville Library.  Fun. Free and open to the public, each event features stories, dance and musical play activities.  Visit musicmedicing.org for info about these programs celebrating April as “month of the military child.”


 

GEORGIA HERITAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS
NOW - 5/2

GEORGIA HERITAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WILL AWARD ONE $2000 SCHOLARSHIP TO A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIOR AND A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN COLLEGE.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, MAY 2ND.   Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce this year’s college scholarship program. A $2,000 college scholarship will be awarded to the winning high school graduating senior. One applicant who is currently enrolled in college will win the $1,000 college scholarship.    High school senior applications will be considered based on grades, SAT/ACT scores, school and civic activities, recommendations, and financial need. For continuing education students, application considerations include financial need, grades, essay, and recommendations.    Applicants must be members of Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union. Membership is open to those who live, work, worship or attend school in Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties. Applications are available online at www.gaheritagefcu.org, Education Center tab. Deadline for entries is May 2, 2014. For more information, call (912) 236-4400. The winners will be announced later in May.



 

2014 GLORIA BARRON PRIZE NOMINATIONS
4/15

IF YOU KNOW A YOUNG PERSON DOING GREAT THINGS TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE OR THE PLANET , THE GLORIA BARRON PRIZE FOR YOUNG HEROES IS SEEKING NOMATIONS FOR KIDS AGES 8 – 18.  DEADLINE TUESDAY (4/15).  NOMINATE A YOUNG HERO FOR A $5,000 BARRON PRIZE
 
Do you know a young person who is doing great things to help other people or the planet? Nominate him or her for the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes! The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, ten to fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. The nomination deadline is April 15th. For more information and to nominate, visit www.barronprize.org


 

SAVANNAH COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFIARS APRIL MEETING
4/17

THE SAVANNAH COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS PRESENTS “MEXICO: TWO FACETS OF A COMPLEX STATE” THURSDAY APRIL 17TH,.  7:30PM AT THE COASTAL GA CENTER. Savannah Council on World Affairs Presents Mexico - Two Facets of a Complex State

WHAT:  Dr. Katia Romero will address renewable energy in Mexico and Dr. Arturo Bocardo-Valle will speak on the social and economic conditions surrounding the flow of American currency into Mexico. Two topics that have powerful implications for Mexico, the U.S., and the world. The speakers are sponsored by Georgia Southern University: North American Mobility Program.

WHO:   DR. KATIA ROMERO, PhD
Renewable Energy in Mexico: A business opportunity: Mexico has worked hard to develop its green economy because it recognizes the need to decrease its dependency on fossils fuels and also because of the economic potential associated with this investment. This potential includes benefits such as lower energy costs, improvements in environmental conditions, jobs, R&D and innovation and foreign investment. Mexico needs an estimated increase in capacity of 27 gigawatts of electricity over the next 15 years. Since 2005, Mexico’s renewable energy sector has seen a total foreign investment of 4.77 billion dollars. It is expected that the green economy will stimulate growth in the broader economy and attract foreign investment.
DR. ARTURO BOCARDO-VALLE, PhD
Migration and Remittances: Social and economics implications: According to the World Bank, the United States is the largest destination country for international migrants and is by far the largest source country for international remittances, totaling about 51.6 billion dollars in 2011. Mexico is the number one destination of outward remittance, an estimated of 20% of the total. Since the late 1990´s the inward flow of money to Mexico has become a main source of income for rural families. Yet despite more than 10 years of high remittance flows, the economic conditions of both senders and receivers seem to be the same. However, social conditions have suffered a profound change, affecting culture and consumption in rural Mexico.    WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014         Membership Social at 7:30 PM   Program at 8:00 PM

WHERE: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Savannah, GA 31401
COST: Open to the public.  Free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators, and active military and their dependents. $10.00 for non-members


 

FORT PULASKI CELEBRATES NATIONAL PARK WEEK
NOW THRU 7/27

FORT PULASKI HOSTS A SPECIAL EXHIBIT BY TYBEE PHOTOGRAPHER/RESIDENT, SHANNON CHRISTOPHER.  “THE MUSE” WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE PARKS’ VISITORS CENTER SATURDAY 4/19 THRU SUNDAY JULY 27TH. opening reception for the exhibit on Friday, April 18 at 6 PM in the park Visitor Center.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Photography Exhibit to Open at Fort Pulaski National Monument Featured during National Park Week   Savannah, GA – To celebrate National Park Week, the National Park Service’s annual celebration, Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special exhibit by Tybee Island photographer and resident, Shannon Christopher.  The exhibit, entitled “The Muse,” features photographs taken by Christopher throughout Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island.  The show will present 15 individual mounted and framed pieces along with a 3’ x 5’ composite of 32 images, all taken with an iPhone.    “The Muse” will be on display in the park Visitor Center from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, July 27.    Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah.  For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787.  You can also follow the park on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS.



 

SCMPD BOATERS SAFETY COURSE
4/19

SCMPD AND DNR HOSTS A BOATERS SAFETY COURSE SATURDAY APRIL 19TH, 9AM AT THE SCMPD TRAINING FACILITY IN THE SAVANNAH MALL.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on Saturday, April 19.    The course is free and is required of boaters of certain ages to operate certain vessels.   On July 1, 2014, a new Mandatory Education Law goes into effect, requiring anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, to have successfully completed a Georgia DNR approved boater education course to operate a powerboat in the State of Georgia,  To register for this course please contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-5450. For more information, contact Georgia DNR at (912) 264-7237 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004. The class is limited to 30 participates.   Class begins at 9 a.m. at the SCMPD training facility in the Savannah Mall (on the second floor next to Dillard’s) and completes at 4 p.m. with a lunch break.  This class will not be offered again until Saturday, May 17, 2014.


 


MUSIC MEDICINE INSTITUTE AT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES
4/19, 26

LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES INVITES KIDS AGES 6 – 10 TO SAVANNAH’S MUSIC MEDICINE INSTITUTE, SATURDAY APRIL 5TH & 19TH AT THE SOUTHWEST CHATHAM LIBRARY.    THEN AT THE HINESVILLE LIBRARY SATURDAY APRIL 12TH & 26TH.  Chilren age 6 – 10 will experience the positive power of music with the live oak pub lic libraries and Savannah’s Music Medicine Institute...Saturday April 5th & 19th at the southwest Chatham Brand.  And Saturday Aprl 12th & 26th at the Hinesville Library.  Fun. Free and open to the public, each event features stories, dance and musical play activities.  Visit musicmedicing.org for info about these programs celebrating April as “month of the military child.”


 

TRAFFIC CALMING MEETING
4/21

THERE IS A TRAFFIC CALMING MEETING AT WINDOR FOREST HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY APRIL 21ST AT 6PM.  DOORS OPEN AT 5:30.  SLOW DOWN SAVANNAH.  More info call the citizen office at 912.651-6488.  Traffic calming your streets and neighborhoods. 


 

ART SHOW AT HOSPICE ART GALLERY
4/24

THE HOSPICE SAVANNAH ART GALLERY HOSTS A RECEPTION AND ART SHOW FOR ARTIST STEPHEN DARR THURSDAY APRIL 24TH FROM 5:30 – 7:30 IN THEIR GALLERY ON EISENHOWER.  The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive (next to US Post Office), will host a reception for artist Stephen Darr on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show “Moving off the Grid: Acrylic Abstractions in Color and Line,” is a vibrant feast for the eye!  Stephen Darr is an emerging painter who finally answered the call of his “inner artist” as he approached retirement. He says, “I knew I wanted to paint for years, but never taking what I did seriously or thinking it was of much value. You see, I grew up in an era where being an “artist’ meant you were some kind of beatnik living in a squalid studio freezing and starving.” One night, during a walk in November 2012, all these paintings suddenly popped in his head. “The entire concept, how they would be developed and executed, everything about them was clear to me. I immediately went home and began to work and have not stopped since that night.”   The results are exquisitely executed geometric abstractions that can both startle and soothe the viewer. Influenced by circuit boards and underground subway maps, Darr has been experimenting with size and modular sets of paintings: vivid pairings that match up on all four sides and can be rearranged to create multiple unique compositions.    As always, a percentage of sales will benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. For more information, please contact Beth Logan, Director of Marketing, 912.355.2289 or www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery.



 

ADA GOSPEL EXPLOSION CONCERT
4/26


GOSPEL EXPLOSION 2014, A STAR STUDDED CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION,  IS SATURDAY APRIL 26TH, 4PM AT ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH ON SKIDAWAY.  announcing Gospel Explosion 2014 - a star-studded concert presented by Phi Pigma Kappa and benefiting the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign. The concert will be held at St. John Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26 at 4:00pm.  Also attached is the flyer for the event as well as photos of Hank Stewart, Antonio Allen, Charlesetta Blake and Porschia Mitchell.   If you have any questions or would like further information about Gospel Explosion 2014, please contact Tanya Milton at 912-658-2813 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For more information about the Kiss-a-Pig Campaign, please contact Maria Center at 912-353-8110, Ext. 3091 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

GOSPEL EXPLOSION 2014
TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION’S
2014 KISS-A-PIG CAMPAIGN 
Savannah, Ga.  Phi Pigma Kappa, one of the teams competing in the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss-a-Pig campaign, will host Gospel Explosion 2014 at St. John Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26 at 4:00pm.   This star-studded concert features the Gospel Music Workshop of Savannah Mass Choir, Emmy award-winning poet Hank Stewart, Gospel Jazz Saxophonist Antonio Allen, Gospel recording artist Andrea Stevens, Gospel singer Charlesetta Blake, Porschia Mitchell and a special guest appearance by American Idol contestant Jordan Brisbane.  E. Larry McDuffie will emcee.  Tickets are $10 and available from any Phi Pigma Kappa team member, Lester’s Florist at Bull & 37th Streets, A Touch of Afrika at Sunset Boulevard off of Skidaway, and at the door.



 

LOCKS OF LOVE HAIR - RAISER
4/26

WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS MARKET IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCKS OF LOVE AND COLOR GEEK HAIR SALON HOST A HAIR-RAISER AT COLOR GEEK SALON SATURDAY APRIL 26TH FROM 11 – 1PM.  Saturday, April 26 between 11-1pm Wilmington Island Farmers' Market is partnering with Locks of Love and Color Geek Hair Salon.   This event will benefit Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides vacuum fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated human hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns or injuries or endured radiation treatment to the brain stem or other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss. The vacuum fit is designed for children who have experienced a total loss of scalp hair and does not require the use of tape or glue. The prostheses they provide help to restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling these children to face the world and their peers.   The organization, which began operation in 1998, provides the prostheses to children under age 21. These hairpieces require between 6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture. Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers, magazines, and television programs. It is estimated that children comprise over 80 percent of the donors, making this a charity where children have an opportunity to help children.   Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:
 It must be at least 10”, clean and dry•
 It must be bundled in a ponytail or a braid•
 Bleached hair cannot be used.•
 Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used.• 
Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible. 
For more information, please visit Locks of Love at:
Web: www.locksoflove.org Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

4th ANNUAL PET CARE & ADOPTION FAIR
4/26

THE 4TH ANNUAL PET CARE & ADOPTION FAIR IS SATURDAY APRIL 26TH, 12NOON TIL 3 ON LAMARA STREET NEXT TO HABERSHAM VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER.   PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL PET RESCUE AGENCIES AND JACOB G SMITH ELEMENTARY.  Savannah, Georgia (April 2, 2014) – Taking care of your pets can’t get any better than saving some money on your pets’ health care at the Fourth Annual Pet Care and Adoption Fair taking place Saturday, April 26th, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm on Lamara Street, adjacent to Habersham Village Shopping Center.  Services available will include Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations, Heartworm Testing, and Low-Cost Pet Micro-chipping provided by Dr. Beth Martin, Pet Nail Clipping provided by Diva Dogs Grooming, and Dog Washing.    Some of the fun activities being offered include a Dog Lure Run provided by the Savannah Kennel Club, and a Children’s Carnival with Bounce Houses, a Cake Walk, an Easter Bonnet Decorating Contest, and more, provided by Jacob G. Smith Elementary School’s PTA.    100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit both Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and the participating local pet rescue agencies. The fun-filled event is expected to draw over 1000 people, with over 30 vendors, including Groomers, Veterinarians, and Trainers.   Food Manufacturers and other vendors are scheduled to participate, offering a variety of products including handmade pet clothing and accessories, jewelry, dog collars, and much more!    A number of local area Pet Rescue Agencies are scheduled be present with pets available for adoption, including Bryan Animal Caregivers, Coastal Pet Rescue, Companion Animal Aid Rescue, Dachshund Rescue of North America, DREAM Dachshund Rescue, The Islands Feral Cat Project, Grateful Golden Retriever Rescue, Humane Society of Greater Savannah, Georgia Rescue Rehabilitation & Relocation, One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, and Solace Pitbull Rescue. Pet food representatives from Blue Buffalo, Hitek Rations from Dublin, GA, Halo, Precise, Nutrisource, Wellness, Lotus, Zignature, and Natural Balance Pet Foods are also scheduled to be present.   For every local pet rescue adoption, TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories will assist new pet owners by giving them a free small bag of dog or cat food, a free engraved pet ID tag, a coupon for a free self-serve dog wash, and 10% off their purchase that day.  TailsSpin will also host a store-wide one day sale at their Savannah and Pooler locations.


 

3RD ANNUAL SAILING REGATTA FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
4/26

SAVANNAH SAILING CENTER HOSTS ITS 3RD ANNUAL SAILING REGATTA FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, SATURDAY APRIL 26TH AT LAKE MAYER FROM 10AM TIL 2PM.  Savannah Sailing Center will host its 3rd Annual Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Lake Mayer in Savannah, GA. This regatta will provide the opportunity for Autistic children ages 5 years and up to experience the joy of sailing and open up a new world of interest.  This regatta is free of charge and will take place from 10am-2pm.  Families are welcome to come learn about our programs and sail on the Lake as well. There will be onshore activities and refreshments for all to enjoy. Participants must register by April 15, 2014.  To register call Savannah Sailing Center at 912-352-9996 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More info:  http://www.savannahsailingcenter.org.



 

10TH ANNUAL TYBEE ISLAND TURLTE TROT RUN/WALK
4/26

THE 10TH ANNUAL TYBEE ISLAND TURTLE TROT RUN/WALK IS SATURDAY APRIL 26TH, SIGN IN BEGINS AT 7:30AM AT THE TYBEE PIER.  PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE TYBEE ISLAND MARINE SCIENCE CENTER. 
Tybee Island to Host 10th Annual Turtle Trot Run/Walk Event Fundraiser April 26

WHAT: 10th Annual Tybee Island Turtle Trot. Tybee Island is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Tybee Island Turtle Trot fundraiser for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and to officially kick-off Coastal Georgia’s sea turtle’s nesting season. This popular, family-friendly run/walk event will also include the exciting release of a Loggerhead sea-turtle in front of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center after the race.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26
Sign-in and registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Turtle Trot Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release begins after the race at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion
1510 Strand Avenue  Tybee Island, Georgia
REGISTRATION:   Advanced online registration begins March 24 at 8 a.m. and closes.   April 24 at 5 p.m.   Visit Active.com to pre-register online  
COST:  $25 for Non-Science Center Members
$20 for Science Center Members
MORE INFO:  Visit http://tybeemarinescience.org/ or call 912.786.5917


 

TYBEE ISLAND KITE FESTIVAL & SILENT DINNER AUCTION                   4/27

THE TYBEE ISLAND KITE FESTIVAL AND SILENT DINNER AUCTION IS SUNDAY APRIL 27TH.  THE KITE FESTIVAL IS 11 – 2 IN THE NORTH BEACH PARKING LOT AND THE SILENT DINNER AUCITON IS AT NORTH BEACH BAR & GRILL FROM 6 – 8.  PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPS. TYBEE ISLAND KITE FESTIVAL AND SILENT DINNER AUCTION
Sponsored by SAVANNAH PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP and NORTHBEACH BAR & GRILL   NON FOR PROFIT

Kite Festival
DATE:    Sunday, April 27, 2014
PLACE:    Tybee North Beach Parking Lot
TIME:    11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
REGISTRATION:   $10:00 FOR BEGINNER’S KITE AND A BOWL OF GUMBO!
Silent Dinner Auction
DATE:    Thursday, April 24th 2014
PLACE:  North Beach Bar & Grill
TIME:    6:00 – 8:00 PM
Over a million people nation-wide will recognize this April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month and as National Kite Month!  The Savannah Parkinson’s  Support Group and the North Beach Bar & Grill invite all community kite lovers and spectators alike to join us in raising awareness of our community support groups for Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. 
•    Music Provided by “The Band with No Name”
•    Kite Design Contest for the students of Savannah Arts Academy
•    Beginner Kites from  IntotheWind.com – or bring your own!
•    Registration - $10.00 includes 1 Beginner’s Kite and Gumbo!!
There will also be a Silent Dinner Auction at North Beach Bar & Grill on Thursday, April 24th  6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Items include kites, local artwork and jewelry.  For more information call 912-508-4164.



 

CHATHAM CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNUAL POKER RUN
4/27

THE CHATHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 14TH ANNUAL POKER RUN IS SUNDAY APRIL 27TH AT NAPA AUTO PARTS ON EISENHOWER, 8AM.  RAIN DATE MAY 4, REGISTRATION 8AM, FIRST BIKE OUT AT 9AM, LAST BIKE OUT 11AM, LAST BIKE IN 2PM.  REGISTRATION FREE.  $15 PER HAND OR $25 PER COUPLE. 



 

JEA HOSTS COMMEMORATES FEMALE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
4/27

THE JEA COMMEMORATES THE COURAGEOUS WOMEN WHO SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST DURING A SPECIAL BRUNCH SUNDAY APRIL 27TH AT 10:30AM AT THE JEA ON ABERCORN.  The observances continue with a
Women's Brunch Sunday, April 27th - 10:30 am
Commemorate the courageousness of women who survived the Holocaust during this special brunch.   *Egg soufflé, blintz soufflé, bagels, lox, fruit, light dessert*
$12 for community members
$10 JEA value member price
Reservations required by April 24th
5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31405



 

FREE JAZZ CONCERT AT AASU
4/27

THE COASTAL JAZZ ASSOCIATION, THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND AASU PRESENT A FREE JAZZ CONCERT SUNDAY APRIL 27TH, 5-7PM IN ARMSTRONG’S FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM.
It’s “The Right of Swing!!”  Come listen to Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits, including songs like Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady, Take the A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing, Mood Indigo and many others.   The Coastal Jazz Association, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs,  and Armstrong Atlantic State University are teaming up to offer a FREE jazz concert, featuring internationally renowned composer, arranger, and saxophonist Nikolai Panov, who has travelled around the world and performed with Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Gunther Schuller, Miki Howard, Deborah Brown, Cyrus Chestnut, & Dave Samuels.   The event will also feature vocalist Priscilla Albergottie-Williams, who has been rendering excellent performances and can be heard on Savannah Jazz Orchestra’s dazzling CD, “Satin Doll,” the music of Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer.    The event will take place on Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 5:00 - 7:00pm, at the AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA.  The concert is free and open to the public, fulfilling the mission of the Coastal Jazz Association (CJA), to keep Jazz alive and preserved in Savannah.  CJA also has a mission in fundraising and providing scholarships to jazz student musicians.  Its programs include the annual Savannah Jazz Festival, monthly jazz concert series, and Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame.
For more information, www.coastaljazz.org.



 

GATOR GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT GA ALZHEIMER’S ASSOC.
4/28

THE GATOR GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT THE GA CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION IS MONDAY APRIL 28TH AT THE CLUB AT SAVANNAH HARBOR, 11AM.   Gator Golf Classic on April 28 at the Club at Savannah Harbor to support Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia to benefit the Coastal Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. I'm chairing this golf tournament on behalf of former Harlem Globetrotter Larry "Gator" Rivers and Buddy and Lindy Claborn.   I have attached a flyer with details about registering to play as an individual or as a team. It's only $110 for an individual and $400 for a four-person team. If you don't play golf or can't play on April 28, please consider purchasing a hole sponsorship for $100. You can also make a donation to Gator's Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia campaign by clicking on this link: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?px=9147171&pg=personal&fr_id=6114



 

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA
5/2-4

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA: A CAMP FOR GRIEVING KIDS AGES 6 TO 17 WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE.  CAMP ALOHA IS FRIDAY MAY 2ND – SUNDAY MAY 4TH AT THE NEW EBENEZER RETREAT CENTER IN RINCON.  Register NOW for Camp Aloha: A Camp for Grieving Children SAVANNAH, GA  March 11, 2014 - Children ages 6 to 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 May 2-4, 2014 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon and is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of 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, painting, group therapy sessions, camp fires, singing, playing and making new friends who have experienced tragic losses too.
For more information, please contact bereavement counselor Barbara Moss at Full Circle at 912.303.9442.


 

FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC
5/2

FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC IS MAY 2ND, FROM 7:30 TIL 10PM AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON WASHINGTON AVE. MUSIC FROM:  “RUPERT WATES” AND “ROLL ON RODNEY”   Attached please find a " PRESS RELEASE regarding our next Savannah Folk Music Society Monthly event " FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC" to be held on 2nd May 2014 at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah GA from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.    A $5/- minimum suggested donation is requested to support the event and other SFMS activities.    The two featured performing acts are "RUPERT WATES" and  "ROLL ON RODNEY"   CHRIS DESA will be your host for the evening    FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC is a much sought after listening venue on the East Coast since the past 18 years for performers who yearn to be on stage and have the appreciative and undivided attention of a knowledgeable and mature audience who enjoy good live musical performances.



 

RELAY FOR LIFE
5/2 & 5/3

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE OF WEST CHATHAM IS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY APRIL 11 & 12TH AT WEST CHATHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL. 
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE OF SAVANNAH IS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MAY 2ND & 3RD AT BENEDICITINE.  American Cancer Society Relay For Life®  The American Cancer Society is determined to make this cancer’s last century. You can help by participating in Relay For Life. This inspiring overnight event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Chatham April 11-12, 2014, West Chatham Middle School

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Savannah May 2-3, 2014, Benedictine Military School To register or for more information visit www.relayforlife.org/westchathamga or www.relayforlifeorg.savannahga More information available by calling 912.355.1378 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

DOGGIE CARNIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS, VENDORS & SPONSORS
5/4

THE 2014 HUMANE SOCIETY DOGGIE CARNIVAL, (HELD SUNDAY MAY 4TH) IS LOOKING FOR SPONSORS, VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS.   The Humane Society for Greater Savannah ( HSGS) is in need of Sponsor & Vendor support for its 14th Annual Doggie Carnival coming to town Sunday, May 4, 2014, from noon to 5 PM in beautiful Forsyth Park, downtown Savannah. It’s kid-friendly with  bounce castles, water slide, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and fun contests like the Pooch Smooch. It’s canine-friendly (OF COURSE) – so bring your best friend for Doggie Derby races, contests, and delectable doggie ice cream. And, its dog-lover friendly, no matter if you are a dog owner or just want to be around our furry four-legged friends.  For Sponsor, Vendor and Volunteer info, please visit www.HumaneSocietySAV.org and follow the Doggie Carnival links or Call Erin Fontes at (971) 212-5427.   There’ll be plenty of great food; you can “ASK THE VET” and get “advice from the behavior specialist”, or commission a portrait of your “Best Friend “by the talented SCAD sketchers. Plus, Savannah Vet Association is introducing a Vet Dunk Tank! Admission to the carnival is FREE! Raffle drawings for some fabulous prizes (at only $5 a ticket). Don’t miss this fun-filled event and a Cinco de Mayo fun day, emceed by faithful support from our local Radio Station, WRHQ!
 All proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.  The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is the only non-profit shelter in Chatham County. Its mission is to help ensure that all pets live in loving homes with responsible owners by conducting adoptions and providing education, owner assistance and affordable spay and neuter services.  Last year, HSGS found loving homes for more than 2,200 pets



 

OSSABAW ISLAND DAY TRIP
5/4

TRAVEL BY PONTOON BOAT AND SPEND A DAY ON OSSBAW ISLAND ON SUNDAY MAY 4TH FROM 9AM TIL 4PM.   Ossabaw Island Day Trip on May 4   Spend a day on Ossabaw Island, Georgia’s third largest barrier island.  Travel by pontoon boat across Ossabaw Sound to Bradley Beach on Ossabaw, then go ashore to spend time wandering the wide, uninhabited beach.  Reboard the boat and travel to the island’s North End, to enjoy an interpretive tour that includes ecology and history.  There will be time to wander the North End on your own, before returning to the mainland.  Date:  Sunday, May 4, 2014  9:00am-4:00pm   Who should attend: All are welcome.  Reservations and prepayment required. Minors must be accompanied by supervising adult.    Other:  Bring your own lunch and water/beverage.  Trip occurs rain or shine, unless canceled by the boat captain due to weather advisory. Depart and return via Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia.
Fee:  $55 per person for Friends of Ossabaw;  $75 for general public (includes “Friends of Ossabaw” membership.)  Fee includes transportation by boat to and from Ossabaw Island, plus interpretive tour of Ossabaw Island’s beach and North End.  Reservations and prepayment required. No onsite registrations. Online registration preferred via www.ossabawisland.net.  Sponsored by:  The Ossabaw Island Foundation Contact: Robin Gunn, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 912-233-5104. [okay to publish]   Registration website:   ossabawisland.net Photo attached:  Bradley Beach on Ossabaw Island



 

14TH ANNUAL HUMANE SOCIETY DOGGIE CARNIVAL
5/4

THE 14TH ANNUAL DOGGIE CARNICAL TO BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS SUNDAY MAY 4TH FROM NOON TIL 5PM.  Q105.3’S ANGELA & BRADY WILL BE YOURS HOSTS FOR THE EVENT.    ANNOUNCING 14th ANNUAL DOGGIE CARNIVAL  The Humane Society for Greater Savannah’s dog extravaganza, the 14th Annual Doggie Carnival, returns Sunday, May 4 from noon to 5:00 pm in the north end of Forsyth Park. This free event is the perfect way to spend an afternoon by enjoying great carnival fare, fun activities, dog-related contests, and the best dog watching fun.  Come one, come all to have some fun and support the local Humane Society.  The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is now accepting sponsors and booth participants. For more information on how you can get involved, visit http://www.HumaneSocietySav.org/ 2014-doggie-carnival  or contact Erin Fontes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

LANIER E. “LANNY” FINCH SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE 5/9

THE LANIER E. “LANNY” FINCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS OPEN NOW TO COLLEGE JUNIORS AND SENIORS WHO ARE INTERSTED IN RADIO AND TELEVISION.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY MAY 9TH.   Since its establishment in 2006, the Lanier E. "Lanny" Finch Scholarship has awarded $1,500 to 24 students. We have heard success stories from many of these students, almost all of whom work in broadcast. This year we are opening the scholarship up to children of broadcasters as well. You can learn more about the scholarship here, and view the qualifications and application here.   In order to continue the success of the program, and our goal of helping students achieve their goals of working in radio and television, we need your help. We also ask that you pass along the scholarship application form or direct interested parties to www.gab.org   Broadcasters who choose to support the Lanny Finch Scholarship and promote it on the air and in their community can also earn EEO credits for their public file. If you would like a certificate, please provide us with proof of performance and a $100 sponsorship  Download the application here:  http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1111518377634-67/Application+2014.pdf   To be considered you  must meet the following  criterea: 
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Classification of Junior or
Senior during for the
semester of the scholarship
-Full-time student of a Georgia
college or university, and
a Georgia resident.
Applicant Must Also: 
-Write a 500-word essay explaining your personal goals and interests, and why you are pursuing a career in broadcast.   -Resume outlining professional, internship, and academic experience
-Teacher reccommendation(s) (optional)
Application Deadline:   Friday, May 9th, 2014



 

2014 HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT
5/9

THE 2014 HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT IS FRIDAY MAY 9TH AT THE LANDINGS CLUB’S PLANTATION COURSE.   The 2014 Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by Wells Fargo Insurance Services will be  held Friday, May 9th at the Landings Club's Plantation Course. Driving range and lunch available at noon; shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. Prizes awarded for top three finishers, longest drive, etc.   Registration forms can be downloaded at Www.HospiceSavannah.org/GolfTournament<http://www.HospiceSavannah.org/GolfTournament> or contact Wells Fargo's Kate Blair at 912.231.6809 Information on gold, silver, bronze and tee sponsorships is also available on website. $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome.   Proceeds benefit the extra services provided to patients and to the community by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc.



 

HSF SAVANNAH PRESERVATION FESTIVAL
5/8-5/10

THE HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION HOSTS THE 3RD ANNUAL SAVANNAH PRESERVATION FESTIVAL THURSDAY MAY 8TH – SATURDAY MAY 10TH AT VARIOUS VENUES AROUND SAVANNAH.  Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah's heritage, will host the third annual Savannah Preservation Festival on May 8-10, 2014. United Community Bank will serve as the title sponsor for the 2014 Savannah Preservation Festival.
The festival will offer three different tours showcasing some of Savannah’s most impressive preservation achievements and will culminate with the Raise the Roof Party on Saturday, May 10. Savannah is set to host the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference in November 2014, making this year’s Savannah Preservation Festival particularly timely.
 
Donovan D. Rypkema Lecture, Preservation Panel Discussion and Reception
Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m.
Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St.
Free
Donovan D. Rypkema, principal of the Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development consulting firm PlaceEconomics, will discuss the economic impact of historic preservation in Savannah. Rypkema has been honored with the National Trust’s Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the organization’s highest honor, for his contributions to historic preservation and economics. A panel discussion of preservation issues and a reception will follow the lecture.
 
SCAD Adaptive Reuse Tour
Friday, May 9, 10 a.m. – noon
Departing from the Clarence Thomas Center, 439 E. Broad St.
$35 per person
Since its founding in 1978, the Savannah College of Art and Design has given new life to many of Savannah’s most significant landmarks. Today, former educational, industrial, commercial and religious buildings serve as vibrant classrooms, studios, galleries, and lecture halls. Tour some of SCAD’s signature buildings, located throughout downtown Savannah.
 
Preservation Wine Tour
Friday, May 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Locations throughout Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District
$75 per person
Tour five of Savannah’s finest private homes, including HSF Preservation Award-winning properties, and hear the preservation stories behind these architectural jewels. Sample fine wines paired with gourmet appetizers during this informative walking tour and enjoy a wrap party with live music, wine and nibbles at the historic Bouhan Falligant building adjacent to Forsyth Park.
 
HSF Revolving Fund Presentation and Trolley Tour
Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. - noon
Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St.
$35 per person
See preservation in action in one of America’s most beautiful cities! This exclusive tour provides a narrated overview of some of Savannah’s most impressive preservation success stories, including new projects like the P.J. O’Connor House and the Major John Berrien House. All of the properties on the tour have been part of HSF’s Revolving Fund, which has helped save nearly 360 architecturally-significant structures throughout the city.
 
Raise the Roof Party
Saturday, May 10, 7-10 p.m.
Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
$75 per person
Celebrate Savannah’s remarkable legacy of preservation at the Raise the Roof Party. Sample cuisine by some of the city’s finest chefs and enjoy live music by vocalist Trae Gurley and The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Toast the power of preservation at this high-energy soiree, which celebrates the spirit of community.
 
Savannah Preservation Festival ticket packages are available at www.myHSF.org. An All-Access Pass, which includes admission to all events as well as a discounted HSF Preserver Membership, is $250. A 20% student discount is available on all ticket prices.
 
For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 912.233.7787. 


 


SUPPLIERS INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT CITY CONTRACTS
5/14, 6/11

SUPPLIERS ARE INVITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF SAVANNAH AT A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AT THE SAVANNAH ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER (EAST GWINNETT).   THE FIRST IS THIS WEDNESDAY (4/9) FROM 12 – 1.   MORE WORKSHOPS:  MAY 14 & JUNE 11 BOTH 12 – 1PM   Beginning this month the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center will begin a series of Lunch and Learn workshops to help suppliers learn about new opportunities to do business with the City of Savannah.    The first workshop will be held Wednesday, April 9, from 12-1 p.m. at the Entrepreneurial Center, 801 East Gwinnett St. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.     Future workshops will be May 14 and June 11, both from 12-1 p.m.    Registration is required. Contact Gayle Delaney with the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center at 652-3582 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

HEINZ WARD HOSTS “BEST OF PREPS” EVENT
5/21

HINES WARD DELIVERS THE KEY NOTE AT THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS “BEST OF PREPS” EVENT, WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST, 6:30 AT THE WESTIN.   The Best of Preps Banquet honors the top players in each sport at area high schools. The banquet will be held on May 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Westin Savannah Harbor. Tickets go on sale March 3.    
Savannah, Georgia, February 21, 2014:   Former Super Bowl MVP and University of Georgia star Hines Ward will deliver the keynote address at the Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com 2014 Best of Preps banquet, presented by the Georgia Ports Authority.   Ward is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, claiming MVP honors in Super Bowl XL. A four-time Pro Bowler, he is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. On New Year’s Day 2012, Hines became only the 8th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions on what would be his last catch eVer in the league.   A native of Forest Park, he was recruited to play quarterback for the home-state Georgia Bulldogs. At UGA, Ward was successful as a multi-position player, where he earned All-SEC honors and finished his college career as Georgia's second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. His 3,870 total yards rank second in Bulldogs history to Herschel Walker.   Off the field, Hines Ward has been equally impressive. He was named the "Walter Payton Man of the Year" in 2008, founded the Helping Hands Foundation, and created an after school education program for kids. He has appeared on the covers of Newsweek, Time, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and was named one of GQ's 2009 "Men of the Year."  In addition to his philanthropic work, Hines and his partner, Kym Johnson, won ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" in season 12.
 
“We are excited to bring an athlete of Hines Ward’s caliber to Savannah for the Best of Preps banquet,” said Michael Traynor, publisher of the Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com. “Recognizing the outstanding athletes in our high schools is a job we are proud to do, and to have someone with Hines’ record of athletic and philanthropic accomplishments speak at this banquet is a great honor.” 


 

8TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH MILE RUN TO BENEFIT THE 200 CLUB
5/24

THE 8TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH MILE RUN TO BENEFIT THE 200 CLUB IS SATURDAY MAY 24TH -  8AM, IN FORSYTH PARK.  The 200 Club’s 8th Annual Savannah Mile Run on May 24, 2014  WHO:  The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, a local nonprofit providing immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officials who lost their lives in the line of duty.
 
WHAT:  8th Annual Savannah Mile Run. The popular one mile all out run begins on the south side of Forsyth Park, continues one mile straight down Drayton Street, finishing on Broughton Street. This unique event attracts all levels of participants, from children to experienced runners. The Savannah Mile will include five heats and feature a Fun Run Family Heat and five age group heats; guaranteeing many award winners. All proceeds go to The 200 Club, which provides immediate financial and educational assistance to the surviving family of local law enforcement officers and firefighters who lose their lives in the line of duty.   First responders and military enjoy complimentary entry.   The Heroes Heat has a new award for FULL GEAR PARTICIPANTS. The Most Fit Full Gear Runner will receive The Flag – The Flag is kept for one year in the command post, then must be defended or passed on to the New Year’s Winner. Each winner will have his/her name stitched onto the Flag with the year and his/her division – Police, Fire, Army, etc. There will also be a first, second, and third place medal given for the Full Gear Heroes Heat.
 
WHEN:  Saturday, May 24, 2014   8 a.m. 
WHERE: Forsyth Park Corner of Park and Drayton Avenue


 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ART CAMP
6/2

THE CITY OF SAVANNA’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER ART CAMP, JUNE 2ND THRU AUGUST 8TH.  PAINTING, CERAMICS, MIXED MEDIA, PERFORMING ARTS AND MORE.
The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is currently accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp. Art Camp begins June 2 and runs through August 8.  Nine camp sessions will be offered for children, providing an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings.  Summer Art Camp takes place at the Cultural Affairs studios located at 9 W. Henry St.   Eight full-day sessions are open to children ages 6 -12.  These sessions run from June 2 – August 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The weekly full-day camp registration fee is $140 for City of Savannah residents and $150 for non-city residents.   A half-day camp for students’ ages 4-6 is offered the week of August 4-8. The hours of the program are 9 a.m. to noon. The weekly registration fee is $90 for City of Savannah residents and $95 for non-city residents.    The registration fee includes all materials and is limited to the person listed on the registration form. A non-spoiling bag lunch must be provided daily for full-day sessions.  There will be no camp the week of June 30 through July 4.     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 emailed, faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA  31401.  For information, contact 912-651-6783.



 

SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OUTREACH PROGRAM
7/14

THE SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR ANNOUNCES ITS OUTREACH AND TEACHER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM.  ORIENTATION IS DURING THE SCC’S 2014 SUMMER CAMP, JULY 14 – 25TH.  Savannah Children's Choir announces Outreach and Teacher Enrichment Program  The Savannah Children's Choir 's (SCC) Outreach and Teacher Enrichment  Program is designed to offer Savannah-area music instructors a  high-level opportunity to add to their skills in order to better direct, inspire and challenge their students.  Beginning with orientation during the SCC's 2014 Summer Camp (July 14-25), the program will offer customized levels of involvement throughout the year.  "We're excited to launch this program," comments Cuffy Sullivan, executive director.  "The SCC's Board of Trustees recently adopted a five-point plan, and one key element was that the SCC should serve as a resource to local school teachers.  This innovative program helps us share our best practices with local teachers, and gives them access to a number of resources."  Teachers will attend two to five days of Summer Camp each week and then one to four Monday afternoon rehearsals each month during the SCC's 2014/2015   Rehearsal and Performance season (August through May).   Each rehearsal they attend will include a "growth objective" they will reflect on during and after rehearsal. They will meet quarterly with the SCC's Director of Education for personal objectives and goal setting.  Each semester they will meet with the SCC accompanist, artistic director, and executive director for feedback and suggestions.  In addition, their instruction will be recorded for further evaluation.   Teachers may apply online until April 25, and the link can be found on the SCC's website, www.savannahchoir.org.  The SCC plans to accept up to two competitively selected teachers during the first year.   Participants will have the opportunity to work with a new group of students and get feedback from experienced directors and staff in order to become an even better, more well-rounded teachers.  Participants will be selected in late April, and will kick off the program with a meeting with SCC staff in early May.     The Savannah Children's Choir is a non-profit, auditioned community children's choir with a mission of uniting Savannah's children through the power of song.  For more information, visit www.savannahchoir.org   <http://www.savannahchoir.org> .



 

DRAGONBOAT RACING DAY AT THE BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL
7/26

THE 2014 BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL HOSTS A FULL DAY OF DRAGONBOAT RACING SATURDAY JULY 26TH.  DRAGONBOAT RACE DAY AT THE 59th BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL.   BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA --- The 2014 Beaufort Water Festival and DragonBoat Beaufort are thrilled to announce a full day DragonBoat Race Day at this year’s Festival. The inaugural DragonBoat Race Day at the 2013 Beaufort Water Festival was a half-day event, one of several exciting happenings during the Festival’s first Saturday. Twenty-three local and visiting teams competed for medals and glory; 70 volunteers and over 3,500 spectators turned the event into an instant Festival hit.
 RACE DAY 2014 will be held all day Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a field of over 30 teams competing. Today’s dragon boat competitions are based on a centuries-old Chinese tradition; these globally held festivals are the centerpiece of the world’s fastest growing watersport. Currently there are over 60,000,000 dragon boaters throughout 40 nations. Each 42-foot-long dragon boat has 20 paddlers sitting two abreast and one drummer who sets the team’s race pace. Many teams race for charitable reasons: DragonBoat Beaufort, formed in April 2012 and based on the Dragon Boat Charleston model, is a local team of male and female cancer survivors and their supporters. DragonBoat Beaufort’s mission is to provide Beaufort County cancer survivors the opportunity to heal and regain physical and psychological strength and wellness through the camaraderie and competition of dragon boating. In addition, the DBB team also focuses on outreach, helping local cancer patients, those in remission and their caregivers, with grants, support and counseling.

This year, again, DBB will challenge and encourage Beaufort Country residents to form corporate, community and just-buddies teams and provide practice sessions so the teams can compete and be part of fabulous, fun-filled DragonBoat Race Day 2014.
For information about sponsorships and forming teams, contact 843-473-4477 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

 

TYBEE ISLAND MARITIME ACADEMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  


GRADES K – 5 APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE TYBEE ISLAND MARITIME ACADEMY, A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE UPCOMING 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR. 
Applications are available on the TIMA website at www.tybeeislandmaritimeacademy.com or they can be picked up at the TIMA school office at 714 Lovell Ave. on Tybee Island beginning Friday, January 10, 2014.    Information sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm and Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Tybee Island Maritime Academy at 714 Lovell Ave. (Lovell and 8th Street) on Tybee Island.  For more information, please call the Tybee Island Maritime Academy at 912-395-4060.


 

 

THE 200 CLUB
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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.


 

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE TRAINING      (TFN)

 

The Rape Crisis Center announces the upcoming Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault. March 22nd-25th in Savannah.

•    A valued community service--Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) respond to perform exams on rape victims. 
•    Nurses receive financial compensation for each exam.
•    This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited sanctioned body of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
•    Register at www.gnesa.org, or for more information e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
•    The class room training is 40 hours, and cost $200, which is fully refundable upon completion of the course.

For more information: CALL KRISTA AT 404.815.5261


 

 

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 .



 

2014 THIRD THURSDAY ON TYBEE SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

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2014 THIRD THURSDAY ON TYBEE SUBMISSIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.  MUSICIANS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT SAMPLES. 
The Tybee Island Main Street Program highlights artistic excellence in a family friendly outdoor setting within the Main Corridor via Third Thursdays on Tybee each spring and fall season for residents of and guests to Tybee Island.  Performances run from 5:30pm until 7:00pm and highlight diverse art forms by local, regional and national performers.  Performance locations rotate each month between the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout and the lot at Tybee Oaks.  Each location is surrounded by a variety of shops and dining establishments welcoming the public to bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while enjoying outdoor Entertainment.   Musicians and Performing Artists of all ages are invited to submit a press pack with a sample of their talent and a brief bio prior to February 6, 2014 for consideration.  This is the first year that performing art will be incorporated into the series.  To qualify for a performance, artists should refer to the Information for Performers document available on the City of Tybee’s Main Street webpage.  The deadline to submit materials for consideration during 2014 is February 6 at 5pm.   A panel of expert judges will review submissions and begin scheduling the second week of February.   All performances are sponsored by the City of Tybee Island, individuals and businesses.  Donations to support Main Street community events are accepted during performance times.  A focus of Tybee Island Main Street is to support and encourage the arts as a cultural endeavor and economic engine on the Island.  Third Thursdays on Tybee provides the opportunity for artists to be recognized while also showcasing Tybee as a culturally enriched community.    Please call (912) 472-5071 or visit the Third Thursdays on Tybee Facebook page for further information.



 

 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH PET CALENDARS
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HOSPICE SAVANNAH HAS PRODUCED A 2014 PET CALENDAR.  PURCHASE ONE FOR A $10 MINIMUM DONATION AT VARIOUS PLACES AROUND TOWN..  PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE “PET PEACE OF MIND” PROGRAM.  PURCHASE A CALENDAR AT CASE VET HOSPITAL, TAILS SPIN IN POOLER AND ON HARBERSHAM, OR FROM HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S CHATHAM PARKWAY OR EISENHOWER BUILDING.  MORE INFO CALL BETH LOGAN AT 355.2289


 

REED HOUSE REHABILITATION SERVIES

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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


 

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 .


 

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
2/25

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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