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HOSPICE SAVANNAH LUNCH AND LECTURE
1/30

HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS A COMMUNITY LECTURE AND COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH AT 12NOON AT THE JEA.    Hospice Savannah, Inc. & The Steward Center for Palliative Care’s 7th Annual Lecture Series will feature Thomas J. Smith, MD, the Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine, and Director of Palliative Medicine with  Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD.    The public is warmly invited to attend a community lecture and complimentary lunch on Friday, January 30 at 12 noon funded by Bart Meyer & Company and the Endowment Fund of the Georgia Medical Society.  A witty and engaging speaker, Dr. Smith has entitled his talk, “Things no one wants to think about, but should: The advantages of advance care planning,” or, “How I taught my nephew how to make my special peach cobbler.”     As a passionate pioneer in this relatively young board-certified  specialty of palliative care,  Dr. Smith advocates for open and honest communication with patients, setting medically appropriate goals, and  offering the best symptom management.  He provides evidence-based research to show how early access to hospice and palliative care actually extends life, and through honest and engaging discussion shares practical tools to deal with difficult physician-patient conversations.    The lunch and lecture will be held at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah at 12 noon. RSVP for the complimentary lunch by calling 912.298.0313.



 

BENEFIT FOR GENEVIEVE ZIEGLER
1/31
 
THE SAPPHIRE BULLETS PRESENT A BENEFIT FOR GENEVIEVE ZIEGLER AT THE ALEE SHRINE TEMPLE ON SATURDAY JAN 31ST FROM 8PM TIL 11:30PM,
What:  The Sapphire Bullets Present a Benefit for Genevieve Ziegler (Paul Mazo's Granddaughter)
Where:  Alee Shrine Temple - Skidaway just South of Eisenhower
When:  Saturday Night, January 31 - 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
How Much:  Just $20 per ticket, available in advance at Portmans Music Superstore, The Alee Shrine Office or any Sapphire Bullets Member
More info:  Facebook Page "The Sapphire Bullets Present a Benefit for Genevieve" or you can email Paul Mazo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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SENIOR CITIZENS INC. BLANKET DRIVE
1/31

SENIOR CITIZENS INC. IS HOSTING A BLANKET DRIVE THRU THE END OF JANUARY AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN.  Senior Citizens, Inc. Warms Up Seniors with Annual Blanket Drive
WHO:            Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a local nonprofit dedicated to helping area seniors age successfully
WHAT:            SCI Annual Blanket Drive. Senior Citizens, Inc. kicked off its annual blanket drive today at the Starbucks located in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center on Abercorn St. SCI invites Savannah and surrounding communities to help seniors stay warm this winter season by donating a new blanket. People can drop their blankets at SCI’s headquarters between 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, throughout The Landings, or at any participating Starbucks.  Donors will receive a coupon for a free Starbucks coffee in exchange for the donated blanket. The blanket drive ends
January 31, 2015.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Senior Citizens, Inc.
3025 Bull Street
Starbucks at Twelve Oaks
5500 Abercorn St., #45
Starbucks at Victory Drive (Skidaway Rd).
2106 E. Victory Dr.
Starbucks at Broughton
1 E. Broughton St.
Starbucks at Montgomery Crossroads
49 W. Montgomery Crossroads, Suite 1
Starbucks at Oglethorpe Mall
7804 Abercorn St.
Starbucks at Pooler
405 Pooler Pkwy, Suite 100
PICK UP:     Seniors in need of an extra blanket this winter season are invited to drop by SCI’s
headquarters to pick one up during regular business hours. Please bring photo ID and proof of income (low income applicants only please).



 

OPEN FIRE COOKING WORSHOP @ OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER
1/31

OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER HOSTS AN OPEN FIRE COOKING WORKSHOP SATURDAY JAN 31ST FROM 9 TIL 3.  Whet Your Appetite for Open Fire Cooking!
Savannah, Oatland Island Wildlife Center will host an Open Fire Cooking Workshop on
January 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Participants will enjoy a five course meal
that they have prepared throughout the day, along with learning such things as choosing
and care of cast iron cookware, fire wood selection and curing, cooking techniques,
recipes and other topics.  All Scouting leaders, youth or church group leaders, teachers,
park staff, or just plain outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend. The workshop will be
held outdoors at Oatland’s Heritage Home Site.  Participants should come prepared for the weather.  In case of rain a rain date will be added.    Once again we are proud to have Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, the only American maker of cast iron cookware, sponsoring this event with door prizes for participants and a chance to win a cast iron Dutch oven! The workshop will be open to anyone 12 years and older, and will include a full meal that the participants have created throughout the day. Price is $35 per person (includes admission to Oatland) and will be limited to the first 25 paid registrants. 
To register, please call (912) 395-1500.    Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2 mile-long “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar. 
Oatland is also open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Day.



 

SAVANNAH JEWISH FIL FESTIVAL AT THE JEA
1/21 – 1/31

SAVANNAH JEWISH FILM FESTIVALS’ OPENING NIGHT IS WEDNESDAY JAN 21ST WITH A COCKTAIL PARTY AT 6, AND FILM AT 7 AT THE JEA!
The JEA and Savannah Jewish Federation present the Joan and Murray Gefen Memorial
SAVANNAH JEWISH FILM FESTIVALOpening Night Wednesday, January 21st
Cocktail Party at 6:00 pm - Film at 7:00 pm     Hors D'oeuvres, Cheese and Fruit Bar, Dessert, Wine and Beer          The Savannah Premiere of Run Boy Run
by Academy Award Winner Pepe Danquart brings to the screen a true story of survival and hope from the best selling novel by Uri Orlev    www.savannahjea.org/ 




 

WOMENS BRUNCH
1/31

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF EFFINGHAM AND GRACE CULTURE INTERNATIONAL OF GUYTON PRESENT A WOMEN’S BUILD BRUNCH SATURDAY JAN 31ST, 11AM AT THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM.    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
AWWIN and Habitat for Humanity Effingham County Women's Build Brunch
(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN, Inc (Assisting Working Women In Need), Habitat for Humanity Effingham County and Grace Culture International of Guyton, GA have partnered to present a Women’s Build Brunch on Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m. at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. The goal of the Women’s Build Brunch will be to provide more information about the upcoming Habitat build, while potentially rallying at least 100 women to raise the $15,000 needed to build the home for a local grandmother. The brunch is also sponsored by Thrivent Financial Coastal Advantage Group and Two Chicks And A Trunk.       “Women are the key to helping more families with decent, healthy and affordable housing in Effingham County. We have to do a better job of involving women in all aspects of Habitat for Humanity,” said George Groce, construction manager.   Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Program encourages women to make a difference by building homes and creating safe communities for children to grow up in. The program provides an environment where women can feel comfortable learning skills in construction which they may not have had the option to learn elsewhere. Habitat for Humanity Effingham County actively recruits and trains women to help build and maintain healthy and affordable homes. Women contractors and women owed businesses are also enlisted to assist with building processes.    The upcoming Habitat build is will be a home for a 74-year-old-grandmother who has been living in Rincon for 14 years while raising her four granddaughters and great grandson. Groundbreaking for the build is scheduled for Saturday, February 7 at 9:00AM           Directions to site:   Take Highway 21 to Rincon; turn onto Fourth Street (next to Rincon Elementary School); turn left onto Lexington Avenue; turn right onto Talmadge Avenue (entrance to Governor’s Ridge). The build site is on the left. Parking will be on the right.For more information on the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Program, call 912-826-6433 or visit www.habitatec.org.
CONTACT FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY EFFINGHAM COUNTY
Jimmy Rutland
Phone:
912-826-6433
912-655-2952
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LIFEGUARD CLASSES AT CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER
1/30 - 4/26

REGISTER NOW FOR STARGUARD LIFEGUARD COURSES AT THE CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER.  CLASSES BEGIN JAN 30TH AND WRAP UP APRIL 26TH.   CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
STARGUARD LIFEGUARD COURSE 2015
SKILL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: SWIM 200 YARDS, 1 MINUTE WATER
TREAD WITH NO HANDS AND BEING ABLE TO DIVE AND RETRIEVE A 10LB
BRICK FROM 9’ OF WATER. CPR AND FIRST AID INCLUDED.
JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 1
FEBRUARY 20-22
MARCH 20-22
MARCH 27-29
APRIL 24-26
FRIDAY 5 – 8 PM
SATURDAY 9 – 5PM
SUNDAY 9 – 5PM
LOCATION
CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
7240 SALLIE MOOD DRIVE
912-652-6793
REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE AQUATIC CENTER.



 

Critz Tybee Run Fest T-shirt Design Contest Open for Entries
2/1

THE CRITZ TYBEE ISLAND RUN FEST TEAM ECOURAGES ANYONE SEEKING A FUN AND CREATIVE WAY TO SHOWCASE THEIR DESIGN TALENT TO SUBMIT AN IDEA. The annual Critz Tybee Run Fest T-shirt Design Contest began on September 22, 2014. The race organizers, along with partners Savannah Morning News and Savannahnow.com, contest sponsors for the fourth year in a row, are excited to see this year's design submissions. The Run Fest team encourages anyone seeking a fun, creative way to showcase their design talent to enter. The contest provides artists with the opportunity to see their very own design displayed on the shirts worn by the 5,000 runners participating in the Critz Tybee Run Fest. Tybee Island beaches and streets will be flooded with runners of all ages for the race on February 6 and 7, 2015. Combining five different races to make up the distance totaling 26.2 miles is a major factor contributing to the uniqueness of the Critz Tybee Run Fest. This adds a level of interest and fun for all participants, whether being a running veteran or for those just looking to get active. Being able to showcase the design work on the shirts of thousands of runners isn’t the only reward that is gained from the T-shirt Design Contest. The winner will receive a special package created by sponsors Sundae Café (www.sundaecafe.com), Tybee Vacation Rentals (www.tybeevacationrentals.com), and the new half marathon sponsor, Chu’s Mart (www.chusmart.com). The winning package grants the recipient a weekend stay at Tybee along with a delicious gourmet meal and a Chu’s $100 gas card to keep the winner moving. “The submissions we see every year for the Critz Tybee Run Fest continues to impress us," said Stacy Jennings, the Marketing Director with Savannah Morning News. "With the 2015 contest just beginning we are eagerly waiting for the new original ideas to come flooding in.” The contest will remain open for entries until early January of 2015. Information regarding the T-shirt Design Contest can be found at www.critztybeerunfest.com/t-shirt-contest. To submit your design, please visit and follow the instructions located at www.savannahnow.com/critztybee. To become part of the Critz Tybee Run Fest 2015 as a runner, sponsor or advertiser,  and other race related details please check the information on the Critz Tybee Run Fest website www.critztybeerun.com, as well as on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/critztybeerunfest.


 

FREE DENTAL CLEANINGS FOR KIDS AT SAVANNAH TECH
2/6

FREE DENTAL CLEANINGS FOR KIDS AGES 3 – 18 IN ECKBURG AUDITORIUM AT  SAVANNAH TECH FRIDAY FEB 6TH FROM 9AM TIL 3PM. 
5717 White Bluff Rd. Sponsored by the local dental society, Georgia Dental Association & Savannah Technical College.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal duardian.  Treatment provided on a first come first serve basis



 

SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY “DAY TRIP TO OSSABAW”
2/8

AS PART OF SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY OSSABAW ISLAND FOUNDATION OFFERS AN INTRODUCTION TO OSSABAW DAY TRIP TO THE ISLAND SUNDAY FEB 8TH FROM 12:30 TIL 4:15PM.    What: As part of Super Museum Sunday, Ossabaw Island Foundation offers an "Introduction to Ossabaw" day trip to Ossabaw Island on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 12:30pm - 4:15pm. Admission to Ossabaw Island is free for this day trip. Reduced transportation fees to Ossabaw will be charged.     Who: Limited to 35 people, this "Introduction to Ossabaw" is an overview of Ossabaw Island for those who have never visited.     Description: The trip features a brief walking tour of the North End of Ossabaw Island, plus some time to explore. The island visit includes possible sightings of a variety of wildlife including migratory birds, wading birds, and feral hogs,  as well as free-roaming domesticated donkeys. On your own, take short hikes to Cane Patch Island (site of a large native American shell midden), and on forest and marshside trails.   The North End of Ossabaw is the focus of a short tour and includes information on the natural and human history of Ossabaw Island, Georgia's third largest barrier island. Visitors will learn about Ossabaw's history as a native American hunting area, and about the North End colonial and pre-Civil War plantation site (including three 1840s era restored tabby cabins built as housing by enslaved Africans).  Other information includes Ossabaw's history as an indigo crop site and the plant's growth in the wild today.  Twentieth century island history includes the island's purchase in the 1920s by the Torrey family and the creative programs offered in the 1960s through 1980s on the island by Eleanor "Sandy" Torrey West, a former owner and current resident of Ossabaw Island.  (Sandy West will not be present, and the Torrey-West home will not be included in the tour.) Also featured will be the sale of the island to the state of Georgia and its establishment as a Heritage Preserve.    Fees: Admission to Ossabaw is free on February 8, and reduced transportation fees to and from Ossabaw Island will be charged on that day.       Ossabaw Island's $30-per-person island day use/visitor fee is eliminated for this day trip, as part of Super Museum Sunday, an annual open house of over 40 cultural and natural visitor sites in coastal Georgia, coordinated by Georgia Historical Society.
Day/Date: Sun. February 8, 2015    Times: Depart 12:30pm    (Line begins at 11:15am.)
Return 4:15pm (approximately)     Departure location:  Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp, 25 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411 (This location is sometimes referred to as Butterbean Beach.)    How to sign up:  Trip is first come, first serve.  There is NO advance registration for this trip.  Limited to the first 35 people who show up on the day of the trip. Seat numbers for the trip will be handed out beginning at 11:15am for the 12:30pm trip.    Weather:   Trip occurs "rain or shine."
Please dress for riding in an open boat and spending several hours outdoors. Wear flat, closed toed shoes.  For more information:   Contact Robin Gunn, Ossabaw Island Foundation Project Coordinator.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 912-233-5104. [okay to publish]    See www.ossabawisland.org for more information on Ossabaw Island.



FUNDRAISER OYSTER ROAST
2/8

AN OYSTER ROAST FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT HARRIS NECK AND SHELLMEN BLUFF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IS FEBRUARY 8TH, 6:30 PM AT JT’S PIZZA & SUBS ON FORD AVE. IN TOWNSEND, GA.
fund raiser for our  Harris Neck and Shellman Bluff
Volunteer Fire Departments:   Katelyn Bricker and Karen Moody Cooler will sponsor an Oyster Roast for our Volunteer Fire Departments   on February 8th at 6:30 PM
Event will be held at   JT's Pizza & Subs   located at .
1013 Ford Blvd N.E  Townsend, Ga
Cost is $20.00 per person--for all you can eat ( bring own shuckers)
please contact TERRI STAFFORD @ 912-656-3849 to RSVP /get more info
March 21st is our 14th Annual St. Patricks'  Day Parade which draws up to 15,000 spectators and biggest Fund Raiser and Celebration for our Volunteer Fire Departments-- Courtesy of FRIENDS of SHELLMAN BLUFF organization




 

CELEBRATION OF LOVE TO BENEFIT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
2/6

PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER HOSTS A CELEBRATION OF LOVE CONCERT FRIDAY FEB 6TH , 6PM AT LANDINGS PLANTATION CLUB.
A Celebration of Love Concert to Benefit Park Place Outreach on February 6
The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces their Celebration of Love event, an evening of jazz, auctions, dinner and entertainment, taking place Friday, Feb. 6 in celebration of the organization’s 31 year anniversary.   The evening will start at 6 p.m. at the Plantation Club of the Landings. Individual seats are $125; a table of 10 is $1150. In addition, the organization is promoting five sponsorship levels, including diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze, through which companies and individuals are able to support this local youth shelter.    Guests will enjoy an incredible evening of music performed by Joe Gransden, who has preformed worldwide and released 14 CDs. He is known for the hard “bop” approach of his trumpet and his sultry voice. For background information on Gransden and to hear some of his music, visit www.joegransden.com/live
There will be a silent auction, listing items such as a SEC Championship package for
Atlanta in December including roundtrip air, pre game party and tickets from Dr. Pepper.
Please contact Jack Levine, the board president of Park Place Outreach, if you are
interested in donating auction items. Levine can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Beginning January 16, individuals will be able to check out and bid early on auction
items at parkplaceyes.org.   Last year through sponsorship support, Park Place was able to raise $48,500. This year’s sponsors include: O.C. Welch and Gulfstream. To purchase tickets for this event, individuals are asked to call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter at 912-234-4048. For more information on the Celebration of Love Concert, visit parkplaceyes.org.   MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.
Marjorie Young  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
(912) 844-9990



 

THIRD THURSDAY SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED.
2/6

THIRD THURSDAYS ON TYBEE SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.  MUSICIANS AND PERFORMING ARTISTS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT A SAMPLE OF YOUR TALENT.  SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEB 6TH AT 5PM.
2015 THIRD THURSDAYS ON TYBEE SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program is now
accepted submissions for the 2015 Third Thursdays on Tybee series.  Third Thursdays
on Tybee highlights artistic excellence in a family friendly outdoor setting each
spring and fall season for residents of and guests to Tybee Island.  Performances
showcasing diverse art forms of local, regional, and national performers last 90-minutes
beginning at 5:30pm each month.  Performance locations rotate each month between the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout and the lot at The Shops 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 for consideration.  Artists should refer to the Information for Performers document available on the Program’s webpage for details and submission information.  The deadline to submit materials for consideration 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 community events hosted by the Program are accepted during performance times.  A focus of Tybee Island Development Authority / 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.



 

SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETYS WELCOMES JOHN FLYNN
2/6

FEBRUARY’S FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC IS FEBRUARY 6TH,    7:30PM AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.  FEATURED ARTISTS ARE JEAN PAUL & DOMINIQUE CARTON   AND   AMBURGEY & HANSON.  FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC – 6th February 2015   The next scheduled FIRST FRIDAY for Folk Music will be held at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church 520 Washington Avenue,    Savannah GA on 6th February 2015. Festivities start at 7.30pm  And run till about 10:00 pm. It is a smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting,
regularly attended by an appreciative audience of folk music enthusiasts from the greater Savannah and surrounding area. There is a suggested minimum donation of $ 5/- to help support the event and other SFMS activities.     This month’s show features
“JEAN PAUL and DOMINIQUE CARTON” and  “AMBURGEY and HANSON”.     Your host for the evening will be CHRIS DESA



 

CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST
2/7

TYBEE RUN FEST HOSTS FIVE DIFFERENT RUNS WHICH BENEFIT THE CRITZ TYBEE RUN SCHOLARSHIP FUND ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6-7
Enjoy running?  What about walking?  Join Tybee and the locals during the Tybee Run Fest.  You can run one or run them all.  The runs include:
•    Basil's Kiddie Run Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
•    North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
•    Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
•    Critz Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
•    Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
•    YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm
If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles - a full marathon!  All race proceeds go to Critz Tybee Run Scholarship Fund managed by the Savannah Community Foundation.   Additionally, proceeds are dispersed to a number of organizations including: Armstrong State University, Tybee Island YMCA, Savannah State University, etc.
For more information, visit: http://www.critztybeerun.com/.


 

“FUTURE OF JAZZ” AT THE JEA
2/10

THE JEA HOSTS THE 11TH ANNUAL “FUTURE OF JAZZ” TUESDAY FEB 10TH AT 7PM.  THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.    THE FUTURE OF JAZZ  Tuesday,February 10, 2015, 7;00PM.     Jewish Educational Alliance The 11th Annual "Future of Jazz"  will take place on Tuesday,February 10, 2015, at 7pm  at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.   This Savannah is a tradition that has been sponsored and supported by the Black Heritage Festival under an annual grant from the City of Savannah and is free and open to the public.    Dr. Teddy Adams selects students ranging from middle school to the college level who has
demonstrated outstanding proficiency in performing Jazz music.  Most of the students are aspiring Jazz musicians and some of them are inherently talented students in pursuit of other career goals.  These outstanding students represent schools from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Alabama. Also included this year are graduates from Georgia State University, Berklee Music College, Boston, MA and the University of Northern Illinois, Chicago.   A full day of intense rehearsing coupled with a master class or workshop held by Dr. Adams and other professional musicians enlighten and prepare the students for a concert of challenging music that culminates with a demonstration of talent, camaraderie and energy that wows audiences and gives the participants a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.    If you appreciate America's greatest art form and want to bear witness to "proof positive" to it's influence, importance and profoundness,  The FUTURE OF JAZZ is sure to be a memorable event and will leave you with the assurance that jazz will be well documented into the future.



 

WINTER POLICE ACADEMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
2/12

SCMPD IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR WINTER 2015 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY THAT BEGINS FEB 12TH.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is accepting applications for the Winter 2015 Citizens Police Academy.   The winter academy will begin Feb. 12. The program runs 14-weeks and allows residents to interact with members of the police department and the criminal justice system. Participants also will meet officers from each unit to learn their unique job functions. When possible, the academy includes tours of the Chatham County Jail, 9-1-1 Communication Center and ride-alongs with patrol officers.   Applications are available at all SCMPD precincts or by calling Gianna Nelson at (912) 651-2246. Applications also are available online at http://scmpd.org. Registration is $10. Applicants must be at least 18-years-old and able to pass a criminal background check. The first class will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the SCMPD Squad Room, at 201 habersham St.  Applications will be accepted until Feb. 6. There are 35 seats available.



 

200 CLUB HOSTS 2015 VALOR AWARD CEREMONY
2/19

THE 200 CLUB HOSTS THE 2015 VALOR AWARD CEREMONY TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS, THURSDAY FEB 19TH AT THE CHARLES H MORRIS CENTER.
The 200 Club will Host the 2015 Valor Award Ceremony to Honor First Responders
WHO:            The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, a local non-profit providing immediate financial assistance to families of first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty.
WHAT:            2014 Valor Awards. The 200 Club is proud to honor specially selected first-responders who while in the line of duty performed an exceptional meritorious act that may have resulted in their death or serious injury. All nominations were endorsed by the chief law enforcement officer, fire chief, or head of the nominee’s agency from all 20 counties supported by The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire.
The 200 Club will honor the winners from Glynn County and Chatham County in a special ceremony and award the winners with a medal of valor, the only civilian declaration that first responders can wear on their uniform.
The 2014 Valor Awards will be followed by the 200 Club’s fundraising events:
The Savannah Mile (May 23, 2015)
The Community Heroes Golf Tournament
WHEN:          Thursday, February 19, 2015        6:00 p.m.
WHERE:       Charles H. Morris Center
NOTE:            For tickets and more information please email Karen Sawers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interviews will be available on-site with the 2015 Valor Award winners and with Mark Dana, Senior Vice President of Prince Bush Smith Hotels and President of The 200 Club President.



 

HSF PRESERVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS
2/20

HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 HSF PRESERVATION AWARDS THRU FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH. 
Historic Savannah Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 HSF Preservation AwardsSAVANNAH, Ga. – Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation.  The deadline for HSF Preservation Award nominations is Friday, February 20, 2015. All entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Award winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2015.   “Historic buildings and neighborhoods reflect the lives of those who lived there, and they tell stories which help us understand who we are as a people. Honoring and preserving those stories is an integral part of maintaining a healthy community,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation. “HSF’s Preservation Awards recognize outstanding achievements in preservation in our community and they perpetuate stories important to Savannah.”   Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards recognize projects or individual achievements falling within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.  HSF Preservation Awards will be judged for the success they have achieved in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of architectural and cultural heritage. The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.    A jury of local professionals is invited each year to review the nominations and to select the winners for the HSF Preservation Awards.    The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed online at http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/awards.   For more information, please contact Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

2015 A-TOWN GET DOWN 
2/21

SAVANNAH’S A-TOWN GET DOWN IS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST FROM NOON TIL MIDNIGHT AT THE CHARLES H MORRIS CENTER.   Grammy Award-winning Gospel legends, Blind Boys of Alabama, headline the 2015 A-Town Get Down Music & Art
Festival. The festival includes performances by over 25 live bands and visual artists. In addition to live performances and exhibits, guests can expect an array of family activities, workshops and jam sessions.   Savannah's A-Town Get Down is one of Savannah's fastest growing festivals. Organized by the Alex Townsend
Memorial Foundation, it is an interactive Art and Music Festival dedicated to providing access to the arts for Savannah's youth, inspiring them to discover the confidence and self-esteem that comes with creative self expression. Since the inaugural festival in 2011, A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival celebrates the life of Alex Townsend, affectionately called A-Town, who tragically died in a car accident on Valentine’s
Day of 2011. The event is designed to inspire both established and aspiring musicians and artists. Tickets on sale now at A-TownGetDown.com.
General Admission: $25   Military & Student: $15  Children 12 & Under: FREE   VIP: $50
Time: Saturday, February 21 from noon to midnight



 

SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETYS WELCOMES JOHN FLYNN
2/27

SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY WELCOMES JOHN FLYNN IN CONCERT
AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH AT 7:30PM.. 
JOHN FLYNN: www.johnflynn.net JOHN FLYNN: In an era of deep division, John Flynn’s songs call us together as they speak for the wounded, the weary, and the afflicted; for the prisoner, the soldier and all the forgotten ones who walk unseen in our midst. Fusing the vision of an activist with the unblinking eye of a truth-teller, John Flynn’s music speaks deeply to the heart and the spirit. A wordsmith and poet of rare clarity, he evokes our shared humanity as he addresses the times we live in through songs that resound with awareness, irony, humor and compassion. The open heartedness and resonant decency in Flynn’s work have made him a staple of Phil Ochs Song Nights across the country, and brought him the respect and friendship of longtime heroes like Kris Kristofferson and Arlo Guthrie. Sally Millbury Steen of Pacem in Terris calls John Flynn “A troubadour of justice, mercy and hope. John was a featured performer at our 2013 Savannah Folk Music Festival and is happy to be back for this one show ……don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him in concert.    Savannah Folk Music Society is pleased to present JOHN FLYNN in concert.      Venue: “Stewart Hall” First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah GA 31405      Time: 7:30 pm    
Admission: Cash only at the door: $ 15/- general public, $ 12/- SFMS members /students
Please come and enjoy one of the best folk / singer songwriters today JOHN FLYNN in concert on FRIDAY 27th February 2015.    For more information visit www.savannahfolk.org



 

CHESS TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR
2/28

THERE IS A CHESS TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR SATURDAY FEB 28TH FROM 9:15AM TIL 5PM AT ST PAULS EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON ABERCORN.   Chess Tournament to benefit Savannah Children’s Choir
Savannah Children’s Choir’s Premier Choir member Skyler Kelly has recently been certified by the United States Chess Foundation (USCF) with the ability to bring rated tournaments back to Savannah.    However, as a thoughtful  way to give back to an organization he passionately believes in, Skyler has decided to host an unrated tournament with entry fees benefiting the SCC’s Travel Scholarship Fund.
“We were thrilled when Skyler brought this opportunity to us, and so complimented that he wanted to do it to benefit the choir,” commented Roger Moss, Director of Development.  “We’re excited that he wanted to combine his two loves – chess and the SCC – in such a meaningful way.”    Scheduled for Saturday, February 28 from 9:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn (at 34th) the non-rated tournament will offer chess enthusiasts of any age or skill level a way to play with others with a minimal entry fee of $5.  USCF membership is not needed to participate in this tournament, and all are welcome.  Five rounds will be played, with a registration cap at 50 players.   Registration is from 9:15- 9:45 a.m., and the first round starts at 10 a.m.  Trophies will be awarded, and a pizza lunch is available for $5.
To register, go to Skyler’s website, wwwclubcheckmate.com, or visit www.savannahchoir.org for more information.



 

9TH ANNUAL RACE FOR PRESRVATION
2/28

HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION HOSTS THE 9TH ANNUAL RACE FOR PRESERVATION SATURDAY FEB 28TH THRU FIVE HISTORIC SAVANNAH NEIGHBORHOODS, REGISTER NOW.
WHAT:    Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) Ninth Annual Race for Preservation. Registration is now open for the 2015 HSF Ninth Annual Race for Preservation, sponsored by Seacrest Partners. HSF has partnered with experienced race director Robert Espinoza and his seasoned team at Fleet Feet Savannah to lay out an improved course for the 5K and 10K races. The route highlights five historic districts and two historic parks. All race proceeds benefit the ongoing work of HSF. By supporting this race you demonstrate your commitment to preserving and protecting what makes Savannah special.
WHEN:    Saturday, February 28, 2015
COST:    Race registration fees have been restructured to offer savings for early birds, military, first responders, students and children younger than 12 years of age, as well as rates for groups with a minimum of 10 race participants.
MORE INFORMATION: Registration is open through February 27. Late registrations will be available during the packet pick up at Fleet Feet Savannah on Waters Avenue on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Terri O’Neil at terri.myhsf.org  or visit http://www.myhsf.org/special-events/race-for-preservation/.
ABOUT HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION:
Historic Savannah Foundation is a non-profit historic preservation organization supported by a strong and dedicated membership. HSF was established in 1955 in order to save the 1820 Isaiah Davenport House from demolition. From this initial project, Historic Savannah Foundation launched a Revolving Fund which has since saved 350+ buildings. The mission of Historic Savannah Foundation is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. For more information, visit www.myHSF.org or www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org.



 

SENIOR CITIZENS INC’S LEARNING CENTER
NOW THRU 3/10

SENIOR CITIZNES INC. HOSTS WINTER SESSIONS AT LEARNING CENTER’S TWO LOCATIONS (BULL STREET & SKIDAWAY ISLAND)   WINTER SESSIONS RANGING FROM FOREIGN AFFAIRS, WRITING, BOOK CLUBS, MUSICAL EVENTS, HISTORICAL LECTURES AND MORE.   Senior Citizens, Inc. Kicks Off The Learning Center’s Winter Session, Featuring Engaging Programs for the Lifelong Learner    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors, is pleased to announce The Learning Center is beginning its winter session of educational courses, lectures and special discussion groups led by a variety of engaging speakers and distinguished instructors.     “The winter is a great time to stay indoors and flex your cerebral muscles,” said SCI President Patti Lyons. “The Learning Center’s programs range from foreign affairs, writing and book clubs to musical events, historical lectures and so much more. There really is something for just about any interest.”    The Learning Center, located at 3025 Bull St., offers a variety of programs for the lifelong learner on Tuesday through Friday during the winter session. Attendees will enjoy a selection of educational courses, lectures and special discussion groups. In addition, art course offerings, book club meetings, foreign language discussion groups, domestic and foreign policy discussion groups, yoga studio sessions and more are available for members and nonmembers. For a catalog of courses or more information, call Debbie Hornsby at
912.236.0363 x146.    The Learning Center at Skidaway Island offers an afternoon course
and six lectures covering a range of topics on Monday afternoons from January 26 -
March 2, 2015. The five-week course at Skidaway is “The Great Fire of London” at 3:45-4:45 p.m. The cost is $40 for members and $80 3/2for nonmembers. The lecture series at Skidaway includes one-hour talks on George Washington, Sandy West and Ossabaw Island, the death of FDR, Mark Twain, Julium and Ethel Rosenberg, and the Rockefellers. Each program begins at 5 p.m with a reception and lectures beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cost for each lecture is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. All Skidaway programs are held at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church located at 50 Diamond Causeway. Advance registration is required; call Debbie Hornsby at 912.236.0363 x146.   ABOUT SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.    senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI) has been serving coastal Georgia seniors since 1958. Its mission is to provide essential services and resources to help enhance the quality of life for older adults, including home-delivered meals, in-home support services, nursing services, senior companions, adult daytime care centers, neighborhood activity centers and much more. For more information about SCI,  please call 912.236.0363 or visit online at www.seniorcitizens-inc.org. 




 

FUNDAMENTALS OF BEEKEEPING AT OATLAND ISLAND
2/28

OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER HOSTS “FUNDAMENTALS OF BEEKEEPING” SATURDAY FEB 28TH FROM 8AM TIL 4PM.   Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating 1/3 of the food we consume?  Think of a world without such things as apples, almonds and strawberries! Spring is just around the corner- catch
the buzz in time for spring nectar season!  Learn more about these fascinating and critically important creatures and how to start your own bee hive. The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association (CEBA) will present a FUNdamentals of Beekeeping at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Participants will learn about the fascinating world of the honey bee and the art of hobbyist beekeeping. Classroom training covers honey bee biology, installing package bees, colony management, queen rearing and much more.  Students will have hands-on opportunities in Oatland’s bee yard (apiary) to learn about smoker use, hive inspections and honeybee Do’s &  Don’ts !!!  The program will be open to anyone age 12 and older.  Cost for the day-long program is $45.00 per person (if couples register, the second person is $20) and covers admission fee(s) to the Center.  On-site registration is from 8 a.m. to 08:45 a.m. or participants can pre-register.  Please visit www.cebeekeeping.com for more details on the event. There will also be a silent auction, raffles, and some give-a-way prizes randomly selected. For more information contact Greg at (912) 704-3160 or Annie at: 912-395-1509.   Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the two mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and Florida panther.  Oatland is also open to the public for self guided tours daily and is located five miles east of Savannah off Islands
Expressway. For more information visit www.oatlandisland.org or call (912) 395-1500.    912.303.6418 (fax)



 

TASTE OF FIBER ARTS WORKSHOPS
2/28
THE FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS IS HOSTING FIBER ARTS RELATED WORKSHOPS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY STARTING AT 10:15AM LOCATED AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER.  The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is hosting a series of fiber arts related workshops in January and February at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. It is the perfect time of year to take a workshop in a low cost, stress-free environment and to get a taste of the fiber arts such as knitting, spinning, crochet, weaving, felting, beading and more! Classes are about 3 hours long and class size is limited to 8 participants for more hands-on learning. Children 8 -12 years old are welcome accompanied by an adult. The class fee is $20 for Fiber Guild members and $30 for non- members. This is your opportunity to learn the basics in a variety of fiber techniques necessary to create something unique. Our talented teachers will guide you through the learning of these fiber techniques. Sign up today for one workshop or all of them!   The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs meets monthly on the first Saturday of the month starting at 10:15 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.  The Guild is devoted to the teaching, learning, appreciation and promotion of all fiber related arts and crafts.  Meetings involve guest speakers, fiber arts techniques, gallery shows and Oatland events. The Guild is open to all who are interested in the fiber arts.  No skill level is necessary-beginners are encouraged to attend and learn. Membership in the Guild offers use of equipment at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center Studio for a nominal fee and discounts at local fiber related businesses.



 

 

9TH ANNUAL DOG LOVERS WALK
3/21

THE 9TH ANNUAL DOG LOVERS WALK AT THE LANDINGS IS SATURDAY MARCH 21ST. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY  It's time to get your walking shoes ready,  dust off your fundraising skills and start building your team for the 9th annual Dog Lovers' Walk at The Landings team. This fun, family (and pet!) friendly event benefits the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and helps HSGS help the pets. We hope you will join us this year as we move full speed ahead towards our $25,000 goal.
1. Sign up! Our online fundraising platform is Classy.org.



 

ANIMAL LOVERS /  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE, SAVE A LIFE & THE HUMANE SOCIETY ALL NEED VOLUNTEERS, FOSTERS OR DONATIONS. 
One Love Animal rescue needs volunteers, fosters and donations.  Please sign up or get more information by calling 912.507.6125. 
Save A Life Mobile Adoption Desk at PetSmart on Abercorn Saturdays from 11am til 2pm.  Or on the first Saturday of the month at TailsSpin in Habersham Village from 11am til 2.  Call 912.598.7729 and leave a message for Susan.
Humane Society information call Selah Delacos at 912.354.9515 ext 112  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 



 

THE COLLECTIVE FACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE’S 2015 SEASON
5/17/15

THE COLLECTIVE FACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW SEASON, THE NEXT SHOW IS ………………
ALL SHOWS ARE AT MUSE ARTS WAREHOUSE.

Stuck, thirsty and alone. A pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert meets an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky who regales him with tales of life among the stars: tales with earthly importance. This delightful adaptation of this classic tale leaves us all with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry and love again. A holiday treat for the whole family. Starring Christopher Blair, Zach Blaylock. Eric Salles and Vanessa Stipkovis

March 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2015
W;T
By Margret Edson
Winner: 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness - and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital - Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Starring Dandy Barrett, Mark Rand and Richie Cook

May 1-3, 8-9, 15-17, 2015
BOEING, BOEING
By Marc Camoletti/Translated by Beverley Cross, Francis Evans
Winner: 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self­ styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers.”  He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time. Starring Zachary Burke, Eric Salles, Lynne Jones, Rebecca Gomberg, Alexis Mundy and Sariah Gilstrap     All shows are at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road, Savannah   Opening night receptions catered by Joe’s Homemade Café, Catering & Bakery   Season subscriptions are now available! Call the Collective Face at (912) 232-0018   www.collectiveface.org


 

CITY SEEKS WEAVE A DREAM APPLICATIONS
NOW THRU 10/1

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEAVE A DREAM INITIATIVE NOW THRU  OCTOBER 1ST.   Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative
January 15, 2015 /www.savannahga.gov/ --The City of Savannah’s  Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 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 October 1, 2015 and the application
must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project.  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 committee seeks proposals that actively involve
youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah.
Programs engaging participates ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines of production,
animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking and carpentry are of
particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performing, visual,
media, theater, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts are also encouraged to
apply.    To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit,
501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits.  Proposed programs must also be
produced within the City’s corporate limits.  No individual artist applications will be
accepted.   Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website
(www.savannahga.gov\arts). They can also be requested by contacting Rebecca Brown at
912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    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 eed.   Technical assistance is available to applying organizations by contacting Rebecca Brown 912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

HOSPICE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT PATIENTS
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HOSPICE SAVANNAH IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT HOMECARE PATIENTS IN POOLER, HINESVILLE AND RINCON.  TWO-DAY TRAININGS WILL BE HELD IN EARLY NOVEMBER.  Hospice Savannah, our community based not-for-profit hospice for over 35 years, is seeking volunteers to visit homecare patients in the Pooler, Hinesville and Rincon areas. Two-day trainings will be held early November, 2014 or in January 2105. For more information, please call 912.355.2289 or visit  www.HospiceSavannah.org/Volunteer.


 

BLANKET DRIVE TO BENEFIT AREA ANIMAL SHELTERS
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THE TOP DOG GROOMING SPA IN POOLER IS COLLECTING NEW OR USED BLANKETS FOR LOCAL SHELTERS.  The Top Dog Grooming Spa located on US Highway 80 in Pooler, GA is collecting new or used blankets, comforters and towels for local shelters to keep animals warm during the cold winter months.


 

FREE SWIM LESSONS FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
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THE CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER IS OFFERING FREE ADULT SWIM LESSONS WITH A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR.   The Chatham County Aquatic Center is looking for adults to participate in a FREE swim lesson program.  The swim lessons are for adults that might not have the financial resources nor the access to a learn to swim program.  Adults must show proof of income to qualify.   Participants will attend 8 45 minute lessons provided by a certified instructor.  Learn to swim programs offer not only a life saving skill but also introduce the healthy benefits of swimming.  For more information call the Chatham County Aquatic Center at 912-652-6793.


 

VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
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THE CITY OF PORTWENTWORTH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES FOR YOUTH TEAMS. We are pleased to announce that our program is growing and we are in need of your volunteer services therefore, if you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 

HOSPICE PET CALENDER ON SALE NOW.
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SAVANNAH HOSPICE BEGINS THEIR SECOND ANNUAL PET CALENDER SALES. THE CALENDER HIGHLIGHTS THE PROGRAM’S SCOPES AND BENEFITS ‘PET PEACE OF MIND’. Hospice Savannah is so excited because they are getting ready to launch their 2015 Pet calendar in hopes of continuing to raise funds for their Pet Peace of Mind © program that benefits hospice patients and their animals. We would be so delighted if you could share our story with your listeners. For the second year Hospice Savannah is offering a Pet Calendar to highlight the program’s scope and raise additional funds. Even with funding from Amie’s Place Foundation, a start-up grant from Banfield Charitable Trust, assistance from partners Case Veterinary Hospital and TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories and from the many groomers, boarders and veterinarians who have discounted their fees, more funding is needed to keep this program going. The 2015 Pet Calendar sales should help.  Utilizing many images from Hospice Savannah volunteer and retired orthopedic surgeon, Les Wilkes, the calendar features patients and families impacted by the Pet Peace of Mind© program, as well as several of the hospice’s Hug-a-Pet volunteers. The 2015 Hospice Savannah Pet Calendar is on sale now and can be purchased for a $15 minimum donation to The Pet Peace of Mind© program. They are available during regular business hours from the reception desk at Hospice House, 1329 Eisenhower Drive, and from the reception desk of Hospice Savannah’s administrative offices at 1674 Chatham Parkway. They are also available at Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Drive.


 

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.


  

HILTON HEAD LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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THE HILTON HEAD BRANCH LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH BASIC  COMPUTER CLASSES. 
Hilton Head Branch Library Seeks Volunteers to Teach Basic Computer Classes
The Hilton Head Branch Library is seeking volunteers interested in teaching basic computer classes.  Should you have the needed skills and willingness to provide an invaluable service to our community, please contact Mary Jo Berkes, Hilton Head Branch Library Manager at 843-255-6517. All Beaufort County Library volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and background check.   Beaufort County Library - Main (843)255-6430, beaufortcountylibrary.org  For Learning. For Leisure. For Life.


  

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 .


 

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


 


CPR SEEKS HELP FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOGS
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COASTAL PET RESCUE IS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOG TREATMENTS.  It's been a long year for Coastal Pet Rescue, and with 99 canine intakes this year,   it's only going to be longer.  So far, Coastal Pet Rescue has treated five canines for heartworms, and two more are still awaiting their turn, but help is urgently needed to fund the medical care.  Although heartworms are preventable thanks to monthly medications, many of the dogs Coastal Pet Rescue rescues have not been kept current -  If ever at all - on the prevention, and thus need the expensive treatments.  Treatments can run $600 to $1200 depending upon the severity of the infestation, and since Coastal Pet Rescue does not believe in passing on the excessive medical bills for adopters and instead charges only a flat $150 adoption fee, there's a lot left to cover.  Donations may be made online at coastalpetrescue.org/donate or by mail to Coastal Pet Rescue, PO Box  30462, Savannah, GA 31410.


 

VOLUNTEER PORT WENTWORTH BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  BASKETBALL COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF PORT WENTWORTHS’ YOUTH TEAMS.  BASKETBALL COACHES ARE NEEDED ASAP  THE CITY OF PORTWENTWORTH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL   COACHES FOR YOUTH TEAMS.  We are pleased to announce that our program is growing and we are in need of your volunteer services therefore, if you are
interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

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 .


 

COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER
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COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS TO ASSIST THEM IN RESTORING THEIR GROUNDS. We're excited to announce that we're starting work on Phase I of the Coastal Pet Rescue Adoption Center. Thanks to an amazing partnership with the Animal Hospital at Rice Hope and Animal House at Live Oak Kennels, we have a lease agreement for seven existing kennels to be used as temporary holding kennels to rescue animals from area animal controls until foster homes are available. The kennels need a few repairs, and we want to clean up the grounds a bit, too. We will have two work days, Wednesday, October 29 and Saturday, November 8, starting at 9:30 am. Volunteers are needed to help clean, paint, rake leaves, and pick up debris. Volunteers who have their own tools, rakes, etc. are encouraged to bring them as we have limited ones on site. Additionally, we need donations of some items, to include: Lawn and leaf bags, 14 thick blankets/comforters, Rags, 1 Outdoor trash cans, Bug spray, Bleach, 14 Stainless steel food and water dishes, Deck box (for outdoor storage), A broom, Pavers, Plywood and Shingles (to replace the roof), Or purchase directly from our Amazon.com Wishlist. If you are interested in helping on a work day or donating supplies, please contact us. Instructions along with driving directions to the location on Southside Savannah will be provided after signing up. Once the kennels are up and running, we'll be looking for volunteers to help daily with cleaning and walking canines as well as assisting with transporting them to and from vet visits, foster homes and adoption days.


 

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