SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT & CD RELEASE
SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR’S HOLIDAY CONCERT AND CD RELEASE PARTY IS SUNDAY DEC. 8TH AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ON WASHINGTON AVENUE AT 4. Join the Savannah Children’s Choir for their annual Holiday Concert. This family-friendly concert has become a holiday tradition for Savannah families and visitors.
The concert, which takes place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue in Savannah, also serves as the SCC’s CD Release.
The choir has recently recorded a CD of holiday music, and several of the numbers will be also featured at the holiday concert on December 8. The newly produced CDs will be for sale for the first time at this event.
“We’ve been in the holiday spirit since July,” comments Roger Moss, SCC Artistic Director. “We introduced the music at Summer Camp so we’d be ready to record this fall, so we’re now proud to be presenting one of the best rehearsed concerts we’ve ever done!”
Recording a CD was a long-hoped for dream of the organization, and was made possible this past summer with a fully-funded Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds the necessary to pay for the project. This crowd-source funding model allowed individuals to pledge a little or a lot toward a project, but it was only funded when the goal was reached.
“The CD – and our holiday concert – features music composed especially for us,” comments Emmy Williams, SCC Director of Education. “We’re thrilled to present music by Eric Jones, who has worked with the choir since its inception, Marshaun Hymon, one of our talented summer camp instructors, and Eric Williams, who has also previously composed for us.”
“One of the best parts of this concert is that our children get to work with professional musicians, and we’re also looking forward to performing a number with the Savannah Arts Academy brass ensemble,” comments Cuffy Sullivan, SCC Executive Director.
The program features sacred and secular Christmas music, as well as a few numbers in honor of the Hanukkah festival. Advanced tickets are available online at www.savannahchoir.org and general admission tickets are available the day of the concert. The box office opens at 3 p.m. the day of the concert. for more information, go to www.savannahchoir.org, or call (912) 228-4758.
I CANTORI PRESENTS A MERRIE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS
I CANTORI WILL PERFORM “A MERRIE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS” AT ST PETERS EPISCOPAL CHURCH (SKIDAWAY) ON FRIDAY DEVEMBER 6TH AND AT ST. PAULS EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ABERCORN) ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 9TH, BEGINNING AT 7:30PM. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at the door, from any member of the group or by calling 912.925.7866 www.icantorisavannah.com
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH’S HOLIDASH
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH HOSTS “HOLIDASH THROUGH SAVANNAH” ON MONDAY DECEMBER 9TH. SHOP AT LOCAL RETAILERS ALL OVER THE CITY AND SUPPORT THE JUNIOR LEAGE OF SAVANNAH’S ANNUAL ENDOWMENT FUND. WHAT is Holidash Through Savannah: Holidash through Savannah is an annual shopping event where retailers all over the city offer a special promotion and/or discount to individuals who have purchased a shopping pass. This year, the event is open to the public and anyone can purchase a shopping pass.
Participating retailers include: Sarah Jane Children's Boutique, J. Paige, Veronica's Closet, Trunk 13, Zia, Nourish, Chocolate by Adam Turoni, and Pure Barre Savannah. However, keep checking the website for a more updated list because retailers are still signing up to participate.
WHEN is Holidash Through Savannah: Monday, December 9.
HOW to get a shopping pass: Shopping passes are available for purchase on the website: https://holidashthroughsavannah.eventbrite.com. Shopping passes are $15. Once you've purchased your pass, you'll just need to print the pass from your email confirmation or show the pass on your mobile device to the participating retailers.
WHY participate: By purchasing a shopping pass you are getting great deals at your favorite stores and you are supporting the Junior League of Savannah's Annual and Endowment fund.
WHO to contact with questions: Annual and Endowment Fund Chairs Erinn Carter (
) and Jackie Schott (
WINE TASTING TO BENEFIT SAFE SHELTER
ENJOY A “SPIRITS” OF THE SEASON WINE TASTING IN THE REBEL ROOM ABOVE JOHNNIE GANEMS TUESDAY DEC. 10TH. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SAFE SHELTER OF SAVANNAH. Ho! Ho! Ho! It's a Jolly Time of the Year to Enjoy the "Spirits" of the Season and Help put an End to Domestic Violencein Savannah.
Join Safe Shelter of Savannah, Johnnie Ganem's Inc,
Savannah Area Realtors, Savannah Distributing Company, &
Kimberly Kolar of Culinary Couture on December 10th
5:30 - 8p.m. in the Rebel Room above Johnnie Ganem's
for Wine, Food, & Fun! Minimum $20 Donation
All proceeds going to SAFE SHELTER of Savannah
Happy Holidays to All!! *please park in the lot across Habersham St.*
Johnnie Ganem's wine & package shop
501 Habersham Street on the corner of Gaston
*please park in the lot across Habersham Street*
4TH ANNUAL HABERSHAM VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE
HABERSHAM VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER HOSTS ITS 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, FRIDAY DEC. 13TH FROM 6 TIL 9. MERCHANTS WILL BE COLLECT FOOD FOR AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST AND PET FOOD FOR HOSPICE’S “PET PEACE OF MIND” PROGRAM. Habersham Village Open House to Benefit America’s Second Harvest and Hospice Savannah – Friday, December 13th, 2013
Savannah, Georgia (December 2, 2013) – Habersham Village Shopping Center in mid-town Savannah, on Habersham Street between 61st and 63rd Streets, is holding its Fourth Annual Habersham Village Open House. The event is to take place on Friday, December 13th, 2013, from 6pm – 9pm. The merchants which include Bar Food, Barberito’s, Bay Camera, Bella’s Italian Cafe, Bikram Yoga, Coffee Deli, David’s Dry Cleaners, Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Investments South, Hirano’s Japanese restaurant, Marco’s Pizza, Punch and Judy Children’s Boutique, Red and White Food Market, River Street Sweets, Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt, TailsSpin Pet Supplies, and The 5 Spot Neighborhood Kitchen and Bar will be raising much needed funds, as well as collecting food for the America’s Second Harvest. Pet Food will also be collected for the Hospice Savannah’s Pet Peace of Mind, at TailsSpin.
The night promises to be fun filled with Free food, beverage, door prizes, and holiday music, as well as sales on all of your holidays needs for your two and four legged friends.
6th ANNUAL YULE TIDE JAM TO BENEFIT SECOND HARVEST
THE 6TH ANNUAL YULE TIDE JAM TO BENEFIT SECOND HARVEST IS SATURDAY DECEMBER 14TH FROM 12:45 – 8PM AT PAXTON PARK ON ISLE OF HOPE FEATURING MUSIC FROM LAUREN LAPOINTE, RAY LUNDY OF BOTTLES N CANS, KEITH N ROSS, JUNKYARD ANGEL, STEWART & WINDFIELD AND MORE........
The Sixth Annual Yuletide Jam Fundraiser is moving to Isle of Hope on Saturday December 14, 2013: Paxton Park (behind the Isle of Hope Pool / Fire Department) between the hours of 12:45pm and 8:00pm.
This annual music fundraiser was started by Isle of Hope resident Stewart Marshall and his cousin Thomas Barrow in 2008,and has been raising money for the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia during the holiday season providing food to many thousands of people’s tables in our area.
The formula for the event is simple: great music with talented local entertainers providing a wonderful time to many. This year’s event will include the following for a $20 donation ($15 advance):
• Music Line-up Jan Spillane and the Curve, Lauren Lapointe, Ray Lundy of Bottles ‘n Cans, Keith & Ross, Junkyard Angel, The Stewart & Winfield Band, The Sweetfield of Eden Choir, The Andrew Gill Band.
• Chili Cook Off: Come taste some chili with us or let us taste your chili! The first ever Chili Cook Off will occur from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Participant entry fees are $40.00 (due by December 1, 2013). We are taking a limited number of participants on a first received basis.
• Kids Activities: Joe Ippolito, drummer of Junkyard Angel, will be holding drum circle sessions with children in the early afternoon and Scribble Art Studio will hold kids craft sessions.
• Tree Lighting
• Santa Visit
• Food Drive
UNION MISSION NEEDS DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS
UNION MISSION NEEDS YOU TO DONATE YOUR NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS AND GIFTS OR YOU CAN VOLUNTEER DURING THE HOLIDAYS. VISIT UNION MISSION DOT ORG TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP. UNION MISSION NEEDS ANGELS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. THERE ARE TWO SIMPLE QUALIFICATIONS: A CARING HEART AND A GENEROUS SPIRIT. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. FULFILL A CHILD’S WISH LIST, DONATE NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS AND GIFTS, PROVIDE A GIFT TO ONE OF UNION MISSION’S PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEER OR MAKE A PLEDGE. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN BEING A UNION MISSION ANGEL, CALL NINE-ONE-TWO, TWO-THREE-SIX, SEVEN-FOUR-TWO-THREE OR VISIT THE WEBSITE AT WWW DOT UNION MISSION DOT ORG. UNION MISSION, ENDING HOMELESSNESS, EVERY DAY, (short pause) ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
FORT PULASKI CANDLELANTERN
12/13 & 12/14/13
FORT PULASKI COMMEMORATES THE CONFEDERATE NOG PARTY OF 1861,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 12/13 & 12/14, WITH GUIDED TOURS OF THE FORT BY MOONLIGHT, CIDER, COOKIES MUSIC AND CAROLING PLUS NIGHT TIME WEAPONS FIRINGS. Fort Pulaski will commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 on Friday, December 13, 2013, and Saturday, December 14, 2013. The long-lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps. The original party, held at Christmas time in 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannons, were decorated with holiday garlands. As one soldier commented, tables groaned under the weight of fine delicacies sent down from the city. With song and good cheer, the men celebrated a light-hearted moment as the dark clouds of war gathered over Savannah.
Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour of the fort by moonlight. Hot cider and cookies, music, caroling and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion. Advance reservations are required for this year’s event. The park will begin taking reservations on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Reservations can be made in person or by phone at (912) 786-5787, extension 109. The cost of the program is $5 per adult. Children 15 and under are free, but reservations must also be made for children. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at www.nps.gov/fopu and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS and Twitter www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS.
SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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
JAZZ JUST ACROSS THE RIVER
COASTAL JAZZ ASSOCIATION HOSTS JAZZ JUST ACROSS THE RIVER WEDNESDAY CHRISTMAS DAY AT 5PM AT THE WESTIN.
HOSPICE SAVANNAH PET CALENDARS
HOSPICE SAVANNAH HAS PRODUCED A 2014 PET CALENDAR. PURCHASE ONE FOR A $10 MINIMUM DONATION AT VARIOUS PLACES AROUND TOWN.. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE “PET PEACE OF MIND” PROGRAM. PURCHASE A CALENDAR AT CASE VET HOSPITAL, TAILS SPIN IN POOLER AND ON HARBERSHAM, OR FROM HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S CHATHAM PARKWAY OR EISENHOWER BUILDING. MORE INFO CALL BETH LOGAN AT 355.2289
BANK OF AMERICA’S “GIVE A MEAL” CAMPAIGN
NOW THRU 1/10/14
BANK OF AMERICA KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS AS THE EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR OF THE FEEDING AMERICA “GIVE A MEAL” CAMPAIGN NOW THRU JAN 10TH. FOR EVERY $1 DONATED ONLINE BOA WILL MATCH IT BY $2.
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is reaching out to the community that it serves. Individuals are asked to please go to www.feedingamerica.org/bankofamerica or www.bankofamerica.com/give and make a donation. For every $1 a person donates online, Bank of America will match it by $2 (up to a match of $1.5 million). The maximum donation per individual that will be matched by Bank of America is $1,000.
For example: $10 Donation + $20 Match by Bank of America = $30 Total Donation.
As donors make a gift online, they will be asked to include their zip code to direct you to your local food bank or Feeding America national office. As Feeding America is compiled of over 200 food bank affiliations nationwide, we are all in the fight together to alleviate hunger for the 49 million people that are suffering from food insecurity in our country.
CRITZ TYBEE RUN ADDS A KIDS PARTY
THE 2014 CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST HAS ADDED A KIDS PARTY TO THEIR KIDDIE RUN. THE KIDS ACTIVITY ZONE BEGINS AT 4:30 ON FRIDAY JAN 31ST. Registration for the Kiddie Run will begin November 1, 2013 at Basil’s and Yo Basil’s located on 216 Johnny Mercer Boulevard (www.basilsonline.com). Registration is free for all children and includes a T- shirt for each little runner
NOW thru 3/9/2014
TO MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY'S ASSASINATION, TELFAIR MUSEUMS PRESENT "WARHOL/JFK" A SELECTION OF RARELY SEEN ANDY WARHOL PRINTS ON DISPLAY AT THE JEPSON OCTOBER 18 - MARCH 9, 2014.
PET PAL PROGRAM FOR HSGS
EACH RUNNER IN THE CRITZ TYBEE RUN CAN HELP RAISE MONEY FOR SAVANNAH’S HUMANE SOCIETY. THE RACE WITHIN A RACE ALLOWS RUNNERS TO ENTER A COUPON CODE DURING REGISTRATION THAT WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah (HSGS) is joining the 2014 Critz Tybee Run Fest’s (CTRF) “Race within a Race” with the “Pet Pal” program. Every runner in every race can raise funds for HSGS as a “Pet Pal”. And… it’s so easy! When registering for the race(s), simply enter “4HSGS” in the coupon code area on the registration payment page. CTRF race organizers will donate these designated race registration proceeds directly to HSGS. “Pet Pal” participants will receive a special “Pet Pal” emblem in their race packet that they can wear during the race. What an amazing way to help support the work of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. HSGS serves as a safety net for community pets and their owners. Pets surrendered to our care receive health and temperament evaluations, are vaccinated, sterilized and micro-chipped on their way to new loving homes with responsible pet owners. The Humane Society was privileged to receive a Critz Foundation grant from the 2013 Run Fest to assist with our youth education programs. In this our second year of participation, we are pleased to be a 2014 Bronze Level sponsor by providing volunteering support to the event. Look for our friendly volunteers throughout the race fest weekend. For more information on HSGS, please visit our website www.humanesocietysav.org or www.facebook.com/HSGSav. For more information on the Critz Tybee Run Fest, visit www.critztybeerun.com.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS THERE FOR YOUR HELP.... CALL 356.3688 IN THE SAVANNAH AREA 24 HOURS A DAY OR VISIT WWW.SAVANNAHAA.COM