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Port Wentworth Presents Skate Nights

October 7th, November 18th


P.B. Edwards Jr. Gymnasium

101 Turn berry street, Port Wentworth, GA 31407

Must be 12 or older to enter without an adult 18 years or older


Concession stand available with drinks and snakes for sale. Skates provided, but you can bring your own. Please do not bring skateboards.




October 1st

The Richmond Hill Historical Society hosting Cars and Coffee this season from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month until October. 

The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum will host the Cars and Coffee this season, a monthly event showcasing unique, rare, and antique cars of the season. The 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.  

Saturdays- 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

For more information, contact Art Thumwood at 912-756-3697 or visit their Facebook under 'Cars and Coffee Richmond Hill, GA.' 


Savannah's 66th Annual Greek Festival

All Ages

Thursday, October 6th Through Saturday, October 8th

St. Paul's Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street

Get your Greek on at Savannah's 66th Annual Greek Festival. Enjoy Live Greek music, food, dancing and culture. This year, starting Monday, October 3rd, advanced orders may be placed for lunch pick-up. 

Order online at or call 912-236-8256



Fort McAllister Hosts September Events


-Magnolia Trail Bike Ride

Thursday, September 22

12 - 2 pm

$2 + $5 parking pass

Rental bikes are limited (first come first serve). You are encouraged to bring your bikes.

-Fort McAllister Cleanup - Your State Parks Day

Saturday, September 24

9am -  4pm

Lunch provided for volunteers

-Tails on Trails Dog Hike

Sunday, September 25

11am - 1pm

$2 + $5 parking pass

-Flora, Fauna, and Fungi

-Sunday, September 25

4 - 6 pm

$2 + $5 parking pass

-Tails on Trails Dog Hike

Monday, September 26

11am - 1pm

$2 + $5 parking pass


Tumbling Classes

Session 5 -- September 6th - 29th

Session 6 -- October 4th - 27th

Session 7 -- November 1st - December 2nd

Ages 3 - 12

(If you would like to register for more than one session at a time you can do so.)

Fee $20 a child or $30 for family per session for Port Wentworth Residents only.

Non-Resident rate is $45 per session

Toddler class is only on Tuesday 5pm-5:45pm ages 3 & 4

Ages 5-12 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00

Instructor Kayla Vavrasek, former Elite Level Gymnast


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Sunday, September 18 - Monday, September 26

The Coastal Jazz Association presents the 2016 Jazz Festival opening  Sunday, September 18 for eight days in venues throughout the city of Savannah. Includes a jazz-themed movie screening Monday, September 19.



Musicians from across the region and across the nation will perform. Blues Night and Jazz headliner Sept. 22-24 including After Hours with the Teddy Adams All Stars

-After Hours with the Teddy Adams All Stars
-Sonny Fortune
-King Solomon Hicks aka Little B.B.
-Don Braden
-The Peter Fish Group
-Audrey Shakir
-Yotam Silberstein Trio
-Dave Stryker
-U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Stage Band

-Sponsors include the City of Savannah, Cultural Consulate of Israel, Dr. Brad Durham, Bernard Williams, Enmark, Critz 



Wednesday, September 21  from  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

‘ILLUMINATE: BRINGING LIGHT TO ARTS EDUCATION.’ Save the date for the A-Town Get Down first annual fundraiser at the SCAD Museum of Art Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard.

601 Turner Blvd.

An evening of live performances and art installations by previous and future A-Town performers

Cocktail hour w/hors d’oeuvres and dining experience of local fare

Proceeds to fund Arts education programs and the Alex Townsend Memorial Scholarship Fund

Witness  ‘HUGE’ announcements for the 2017 A-Town festival


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The First Annual Rock a Billy Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Saturday, September 24th

8am - 6pm

Freedom Park in Rincon

All proceeds from the auction and raffles benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.


Program about Bottlenose Dolphins presented by The Dolphin Project

September 24th

10:30am to 1pm

You're invited to a program about the local wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins presented by The Dolphin Project on Saturday, September 24th from 1030am to 1pm. Be amazed at what you don't know about our amazing marine mammal neighbors.

If you are interested in participating in dolphin research on the coasts of Georgia and lower South Carolina, learn how we work together as a research team. 

For research, we are looking for assistant team leaders, Team Leaders, Photographers with (minimum) 300mm lenses and skippers with boats to donate their time.

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Join us at the Richmond Hill Library, 9607 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill, GA

No charge.

Must be 16 years of age for dolphin research.

Georgia Military College to host 2nd annual Bulldog invitational Raider Challenge

September 24th

9 am

201 East Greene Street Milidgeville, Geoargia

This is an invitational meet for Middle and South Georgia Raider teams. 21 teams from 10 schools are participating in GMC's Raider Challenge. The competition is free and open to the public.

A Raider competition, or "Raiders" as it is more commonly known, is a very popular competition held within high schol JROTC programs around the United States. It is the Army JROTC equivalent of the Army JROTC "Ranger Challenge" competition in college. The events are held outdoors and designed for a small group of physically fit and mentally tough cadets to compete in various outdoor activities. The competition focuses on leadership, physical fitness, mental focus, and emotional wellness. Raider competitions normally have 5 events consisting of personal fitness, distance team running event, obstacle course event, recue/first aid event, and rope bridge construction/transport component event. 

For more information about Georgia Military College got or their Facebook page at or on Twitter and Instagram @GMCstory



Break the Cycle -- a National Day of Recovery Event at Lake Mayer

Sunday, September 25th

noon- 4pm

Lake Mayer

As part of National Recovery Month, the group Coastal Georgia Breaking the Cycle will present a day of recovery on Sunday, September 25th, noon to 4pm at Lake Mayer. The 2016 theme is: Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery.

In developing these events we walk beside local recovery champions as they make decisions about how best to support long-term recovery of individuals, families and their respective communities as a whole. Our goal is to support and build relationships and community connections in order to develop and promote ongoing leadership for the expansion of local recovery community organizations services and supports.

Millions of family members are affected by mental and/or substance use disorders. An estimated 21.5 million individuals aged 12 or older were classified with a substance use disorder in the past year, and approximately 7.9 million adults had co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in the past year. 

This four-hour message of hope will feature speakers who have broken the devastating cycle of addiction. Witness an empowering performance by Chronicles of Recovery. Other speakers will discuss resources available both locally and in the state and share the miracles of recovery. A free cookout is included, and a silent auction will be held for amazing artwork by local artists. 

Sponsors include NewDay Counseling, MedMark, Coastal Harbor, Recovery Place Community Services.

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Coach's Corner Hosts Corn Hole Clasic to benefit Senior Citizens, Inc.

September 29th

5 pm - 6 pm

Tickets: $50 per player / $35 per non-player / $25 under 12 years old

Coach's Corner, a popular sports bar in Savannah, is hosting a corn hole tournament to benefit Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully. The tournament includes a fish fry, beer, live music by Clear Daze Band, and cash prizes. Team Entries are limited.

To register, please contact Julia Dumas at 912-236-0363 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


An Evening with Dr. William Ferraro

September 29th

6 pm

223 Bull Street, Savannah, GA

The Georgia Historical Society and the University of Virginia Club of Savannah present An Evening with Dr. William Ferraro.'  Join them for a discussion on the Founding Fathers, global conflicts, to the Presidential Election. The event takes place September 29th at the First Baptist Church.

Immediately following, the George Washington themed evening continues at the Olde Pink House for cocktails and a curated 18th century menu. $100. RSVP at 912-651-2125 ext. 114 or 


Savannah Children's Museum Benefit Concert

September 30th

6 pm

The Roundhouse at Georgia State Railroad Museum

Coastal Heritage Society presents the Savannah Children's Museum Benefit Concert to take place on Friday, September 30th. The venue is one of the most unique in the city (the Roundhouse at Georgia State Railroad Museum) and two of Savannah's best bands will be playing, Bottles & Cans and the Accomplices. There will be a bar and two local food trucks on site.

Tickets are $15 when you preregister at or $20 at the door. 
Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Great venue, great food, and most importantly a great cause.


Grab a Bag for Kids

Friday, September 30th


Savannah Golf Club

$30 per person or $300 for a table of 10

Horizons Savannah will be hosting the 4th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called "Grab a Bag for Kids." The event will take place on Friday, September 30th starting at 11am at the Savannah Golf Club.

The silent auction will begin at 11am and lunch begins at noon. The tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.

For more information visit Horizons Savannah or call 961-8854



A Tribute to Women on the Go

Friday, September 30th


Plantation Ballroom of The Landings Club, 71 Green Island Road

A Tribute to Women on the Go is a spectacular fashion show event that will be held twice on Friday, September 30, in the Plantation Ballroom of The Landings Club71 Green Island Road. Presented by Gaucho Too, A Tribute to Women on the Go will hold two fashion shows—a lunch event beginning at 11 a.m. and a dinner event beginning at 6 p.m. The shows will be held in memory of Ross Arnsdorff and the proceeds from the event will benefit advancements in St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Emergency Departments.  Tickets for the Lunch & Fashion Show are $65. Tickets for the Dinner & Fashion Show are $85. Tables of 10-12 seats are available for both shows. For reservations, please contact Mrs. Kathy Levitt at 912-598-0839 or visit



Sons of Sailors Concert and Membership Gala

October 1st

8 pm - 10 pm

Tybee Post Theater

It's the show you've been waiting for! A night of Buffett in our tropical paradise! The Tybee Post Theater presents Sons of Sailors, on of the top Jimmy Buffett tribute bands live on stage for a two-hour tour through Margaritaville. So draw on your pencil thin mustache, round up your brown eyed girl and get ready for some changes in latitude, changes in attitude! We're gonna take a trip around the sun on an October Saturday Night!

It's our first Annual Membership Gala, and for the price of a VIP ticket, you can join us under the tent for a pre-show party with free drinks and hors d'oeurvres. No cheesburgers, but a lot of paradise. The dress is tropical formal! Come Monday, everyone will be talkin' about this one!

Tickets for the show only: $25 ($30 for premium seats); VIP tickets for the show and pre-show party $50. Select your seats and then use the drop down menu in your shopping basket to click VIP price. 


Blessed Sacrament Church Hosts Dr. Allen Hunt to speak on "The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic."

October 1st

9am - 130pm

Blessed Sacrament: 

1003 E. Victory Drive

$25 per person


On Saturday,October 1st from 9am to 130pm, Dr. Allen Hunt will present Dynamic Catholic's "The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish." This event will take place at Blessed Sacrament, located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405.

Dynamic Catholic and Dr. Hunt want guests to come and discover how four life-changing habits can lead you to discover incredible possibilities for life, based on three universal principles:

1. You are here to become the best version of yourself.

2. Virtue is the ultimate organizing principle, whether it is a person's life, one's marriage, or the life of a nation.

3. It is better to live with self-control than without it.


"We invite you to join our parishioners and listen to the powerful message from Dr. Allen Hunt," said Fr. Brett Brannen, pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Catholic Church. "you will leave this event with a personal plan to help you become the best version of yourself."

Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. His books include Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church; Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody; and Nine Words: A Bible Study to Help You Become the Best-Version-Of-Yourself. Hunt was previously a senior pastor at Mount Pisgah in Alpharetta, GA, outside Atlanta, before stepping down in 2007 to pursue speaking and writing. 

"This event is designed to be appropriate for ages 12 and older," said Maria Oxford, co-chair for the event. "Youth are encouraged to attend, as well as, husbands and wives, single or married, young or old, Catholic or non-Catholic. All are invited.

Tickets are $25 per person; Visit  or call 859.980.7900 for more information.


17th Annual Richmond Hill Garden Club Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 1st

J.F. Gregory Park Pavillion

9 am - 1 pm

Free Admission

Lots of pumpkins (600 plus), Mums (200), and Hay for sale! Old Fashion Bakery -- Fall Wreaths -- Holiday Centerpieces -- Baskets -- Children can dress in their costumes! Lots of games! Each game requires a $1 ticket to play a game & win a prize! Face painting offered for one to five tickets! Green thumb kids booth -- Children can learn about gardening. Take photos with the Pumpkin Fairy! Staged with pumpkins, mums, and hay for you to take pictures! 

*****Bring your camera!*****

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Annual Buddy Walk

October 1st


$15.00 per person or $50.00 per family of four

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces its 11th Annual Buddy Walk to be held October 1st. Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1st at 10am. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages, and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.

Last year's event welcomed over 5,000 participants. This year, LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out to raise awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. 4Participants can sign up for early registration at Registration will also be accepted the day of the event. The cost to attend is $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. In addition to participating in the walk, registration includes a t-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival.

"The walk takes place in October as our way of celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness Month," said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. "The goal of this annual event is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice."

Proceeds from the Savannah Buddy Walk help sponsor events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy, and many other services. 

Immediately following the walk, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold a family-fun festival in the park until 2pm. Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music, and refreshments. 


The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra presents Picnic in the Park

October 2

4 pm - 9:30 pm

Forsyth Park

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic basket as you enjoy classical music performed by local musicians of all ages. 

Free Admission


The Junior League of Savannah's 69th Annual Thrift Sale

October 7th & 8th

Preview Shopping October 7th at 530pm-730pm

Admission $20

Sale begins October 8th at 7:30am- 3pm

Admission $5

The Junior League of Savannah's 69th Annual Thrift Sale will be held at the Civic Center on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Thrift Sale brings together thousands of community members, each one making a difference through donations, volunteering, and purchasing of thrift. The money raised goes back to support the community improvement projects of the Junior League.



Grace United Methodist Church Fall BBQ & Bake Sale

Saturday, October 8

10:30 am - 3 pm

Join members of Grace UMC for delicious slow-cooked pulled pork BBQ diiner with green beans, potato salad and a roll for $8.00.

Eat-in or take-out.

Deliveries available for five or more dinner orders.

Pre-order Boston Butts for $25.00.

Make room for dessert with out yummt home-baked goodies cakes, pies, and cookies).

Call Church office at 354-3411 for more information and to reserve Boston Butts.

Grace is located at 6412 Waters Ave. at Cornell.

The Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

October 21st - 22nd

5 pm - 8 pm

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

The Halloween Hke at Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be held on October 21st and 22nd from 5 until 8 pm each evening. This fun 'Trick-or-Treat' event is perfect for young children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Tickets are $5 for adults and $10 for children.  Admission is cash only. Call 912-395-1212 for more information or visit Oatland's web site at 


SETA to Host Skills Day Competition

Saturday, October 22

10am - 4pm

J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill

The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a Skills Day Competition on October 22, the first of its kind in the region. The event is open to the public and will be located in the picnic area of J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Activities start at 10am and run until approximately 4pm.

"We are an apprenticeship program for industrial and commercial electricians," says Wayne Huggins, Georgia NECA Executive Director. "This event is designed to test the skills of our apprentices, and allow the community and family members come out to see what our profession is all about. It's also a great opportunity for anyone who may be looking for a future career.

In addition to the friendly competition among the apprentice electricians, there will also be family activities such as a bounce house, dunk tank, corn hole, and arts and crafts. J.F. Gregory Park is located at 521 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, GA. 

Sponsors of the event include the National Electrical Contractors Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ideal Tools, Allied Printing Trades Council, and Harger Lighting & Grounding. The featured sponsors: Milwaukee Electrical Tool Corporation, 3M, Greenlee/Textron and Klien Tools will have displays and tool purchase trucks on site.

For more information, contact Wayne M Huggins, Georgia NECA Executive Director, at 912.355.1252 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Glow the Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5k

October 22


Oglethorpe Mall

The run starts at 11:55pm, giving you 5 minutes to get ready for the madness! We will have a virtual pink out, with pink lights and special effects, pink glow necklaces, a pink carpet and much more! There will be nonstop entertainment on the course followed by a huge post party with dancing, music, and fun for all! A portion of the proceeds of each event will be given to local Breast Cancer support charities, so come out and support the cause and keep you money local. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome.



Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services

Monday, October 24

USI Insurance Services is presenting a golf tournament to benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Landings Club's Plantation Course. Driving range and lunch at noon with a 1:15 pm shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain's choice) format.

Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Information on Gold, Silver, Bronze and Tee sponsorship is available on the downloadable registration form. Download at or contact USI's Kacie Armour at 912-436-0756.

Proceeds support Hospice Savannah - making a difference each and every day in the lives of patients and their families.

Hospice Savannah, Inc. is the only community-based and not-for-profit hospice in the Coastal Empire and the only hospice to have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. It serves residents of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, and Long counties.

Rotary Club of Savannah South Golf Tournament

October 26th 

Southbridge Golf Course

The four-person scramble tournament proceeds will support community projects such as the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation's Early Learning College for Parents, a project to provide dictionaries to all third-grade students in the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, and more.

Along with the tournament, there will be a putting contest, hole-in-one contest, and team prizes. In addition, prior to the tournament will be a boxed lunch and following the tournament there will be a catered dinner. Both are included in the registration fee.

Sponsorship packages range from $100 and up. Corporate teams, which includes a hole sponsorship, is $600. Individual teams are $500. Individual players are $125. To get in the game and help make a difference in the community, visit 


Saturday, October 29 from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Think of it as Earth Day for Food.  Celebrate sustainable, accessible and healthy foods.  The Savannah Food Day Festival in Daffin Park. 

Farmers Market, educational workshops, music, art

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Friday, November 4

The Bethesda Academy annual Clay Shoot is Friday, Nov. 4th at the Forest City Gun Club.

9203 Ferguson Ave

Register teams no later than Sept. 30 to receive discount

Raffle tickets sold for a Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I 20-guage shotgun.(MSRP $2,049)

You need not be present to win

Tickets $25. or 5/$100.

Contact Andrea Dove 912.644.4376 or Lisa Wilkes 912.351.2061



Coastal Empire Motessori Charter School's Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, November 5th

10 am to 4 pm

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School is holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 5th 2016 at the National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival includes fun activities, bouncy houses, and vendors.

Prices for entry are $20 for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for the third child, $5 for the fourth child. 
Adults enter free!

If any child friendly businesses would like to be a vendor or sponsor the event, please visit Coastal Empire Montessori PTO website at and email the fundraising director. Coastal Empire Montessori is the only Montessori Chart School in the state of Georgia, please come out and show your support.

Whisky at the Whitman benefits the 200 Club

Tuesday, November 8

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Whitman Mansion, 611 Whitaker Street

The Savannah Food and Wine Festival's first ever Whisky at the Whitman will offer guests an exclusive tasting experience as they sample some of the best brands available within the elegant confines of a beautifully restored Victorian mansion. The event, slated for 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Tuesday, November 8th, will feature a cigar bar and gourmet culinary pairing whipped up by celebrity chefs Scott Crawford and Ryan prewitt, and the Whitman's executive Chef Robert Vardzel.

Tickets cost $150 each and are avalaible here. One-hundred percent of the ticket proceeds will benefit the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit that financially assists the families of fallen and injured first responders throughout Coastal Georgia and Coastal South Carolina. The Whitman Mansion is located at 611 Whitaker Street in Savannah's renowned historic district.

For media inquiries, interviews and photography, call Hollie Barnidge at 912-272-8651 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Lesley Francis at 912-429-3950 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Making Strides for Diabetes Community 5k Walk/Run to Stop Diabetes

November 12th

Lake Mayer Community Park

Today there are over 29 million Americans living with diabetes and 86million with pre-diabetes. If present trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Every step we take and every dollar we raise through our Community Walk, Making Strides for Diabetes, helps the American Diabetes Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes, and fund critical research for a cure.

Your support of our Community Walk with your donation is crucial to our event. To register, go to . Or register 730am the morning of the walk, register by October 15 with $20 donation, and get a t-shirt. Thank you in advance for your support.


Eighth Annual Midnight Garden Ride

October 8th

Begins 7pm

Savannah's favorite family-friendly bicycling event is a casually paced, police-escorted ride that begins at 7pm. The ride travels through Savannah's most beautiful neighborhoods then returns to Grayson Stadium for a concert, food and beverages, and fun. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Registration and more information at



Now-October 21st

The City of Savannah's Weave a Dream Panel is accepting proposals for cultural and arts projects now though October 21st. 

Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs 

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, headquartered 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 (\arts).  Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



A Night in New Orleans featuring the New Breed Brass Band

Thursday, November 3rd

8 pm

The Lucas Theater

$25 general admission, $50 VIP

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Well, Laissez les bon temps rouler!! Look no further with a special concert featuring the New Breed Brass Band. New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass tradition. New Orleans legend "Trombone Shorty" co-manages the 9 piece ensemble which includes two family members; Jenard Andrews on snare drum and Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill. With a ounding core of five New Orleans natives, New Breed Brass Band made its street debut as a nine-man unit in November 2013 at the Nine Times Second Line. All proceeds go to the Savannah Children's Choir, a non-profit, community supported choral organization whose mission is to unite, mentor and transform Savannah's children. 


10th Annual Dog Lovers' Walk at the Landings

November 12

There are more than 2,100 homeless dogs and cats entrusted to our care each year and the Dog Lovers' Walk is a fun way for you to help us, help them. This year our goal is to raise $25,000!

For more information on this year's event and how to get started, visit our official DLW 2016 fundraising page here:


A Gracious Christmas

Thursday, December 1st

9 am - 1 pm

First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue

Local food stylist and cookbook author Libbie Summers and Savannah designers Louisa Laird and Emily McCarthy will share holiday ideas and tips at A Gracious Christmas, to be held Thursday, December 1st, from 9 am - 1 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue.

In addition to presentations and demonstrations, the event will include a delicious seated lunch featuring food created and presented by local chef and restauranteur Kirk Blaine (Castaways in Sandfly and Howlin' Hound in midtown); a marketplace with handcrafts, fair trade coffee and chocolate, cookbooks, topiaries and more; and an expanded silent auction.

Summers first earned her culinary skills as a chef on prvate yachts. Today she is the artistic director of her own lifestyle brand, A Food-Inspired Life, where the beauty of food serves as the inspiration for film production, product design and events. Summers will be the keynote speaker at the lunch, focusing on food-inspired holidays.

Workshop presenters include Laird -- well-known locally for her exquisite Christmas decorations and tablescapes -- who will speak about creating elegant tablescapes and topiares for the holidays; and lifestyle designer McCarthy -- active in the gift and paper industry for more than 10 years -- who will talk about gracious gift-giving.

The marketplace will feature items made by chursch members as gifts as wells as gift ideas from crafters and artists in emerging nations. In addition, church member and artist Carolyn Neely has designed original artwork for notecards. Silent auction items include a weekend at Tybee, an oyster roast, a progressive dinner as well as gift baskets, art and giftsfrom local merchants.

Tickets for the event including presentations and lunch are $45. Tickets for the luncheon only are $25. They may be purchased on the website or by sending a check to the church. Checks must include the names of each ticket holder.

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Tybee Island's Fresh Air Home.



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

Each week, this popular organic farm stand, which is managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more.  In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. The organic farming program at Bethesda merges plant life sciences with real world applications, instilling a strong work ethic and a sense of stewardship. The farm stand at Bethesda Academy is open to the public. 

Every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m.

WHERE: Bethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia

MORE INFO:   Visit or contact Merrin Slocombe at (912) 344-7196 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





The City of Richmond Hill Farmer's Market is every Tuesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gregory Park until October. 

“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 through 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.

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.

J.F. Gregory Park 521 Cedar Street Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

For vendor updates, check the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market Facebook page at or the City of Richmond Hill website at

For information or market applications, contact Joy Lee at 912-756-6496 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





The Chatham County Animal Control wants you to stop by and adopt a new, furry family member. 

Open Daily from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Located at 7211 Sallie Mood Dr., just behind the Humane Society