Island Hopping

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January 8, 2018




WHAT:  Are you a New Neighbors member?

CONTACT:  To join, go to the website and click on Membership, or contact Deb Werner at or 912.660.0174

WHAT ELSE:  New Neighbors is a very active club open to any individual who lives at The Landings on a full- or part-time basis, is over the age of 21 and has never belonged to the Landings New Neighbors.  The club offers more than 250 different activities, tours and events for you to enjoy. Go to to see more examples of how exciting New Neighbors can be. 




WHAT:  Phyllis Tildes art on display

WHEN:  January thru February – 7 days a week during normal business hours

WHERE:  At The Landings Company Welcome Center/Sales Office (just beyond the North Gate)

WHAT ELSE:  Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, will brighten the Landings Company Welcome Center during January and February with colorful illustrations of birds, plants and animals from her latest books for the very young. Birds matching the colors in their environment illustrate Baby’s First Book of Birds and Colors. A sleepy fox kit from Baby Animals Take a Nap and a puddle-bathing chickadee chick from Baby Animals Take a Bath are just some of the critters for you to enjoy during this two-month display.




WHAT:  Landlovers Winter Social

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Plantation Ballroom

HOW MUCH:  $58 per person, payable to Landings Landlovers

CONTACT:  Ellen Cayer at or 912.598.4358

WHAT ELSE:  Landlovers will be bringing SCAD to the Landings along with the Landings Art Association for “A Night at the Museum.” The Landings Museum will open at 6:30 p.m. for you to explore and purchase paintings, photographs and prints, while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. An elegant dinner will follow at 7:30 leading into a night of great dancing. Make reservations beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2.




WHAT:  Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) Member Event

WHEN:  Monday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m.

WHERE:   Jepson Museum, Neises Auditorium 

WHAT ELSE:  January TAG coffee and meeting with a presentation by Amanda Everard, president of Everard Auctions and Appraisals, who gives a behind-the-scenes look at “The Antiques Road Show.” TAG Members and their guests are welcome.




WHAT:  CCA of Skidaway January Meeting – Fly Fishing

WHERE:  St. Peter’s Church

WHEN:  Monday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

CONTACT:  Dave Devore, 330.329.6457

WHAT ELSE:  Chad Dubose of Rivers & Glen Trading Company will give attendees an overview of fly-fishing knots, casting and flies for fishing for coastal gamefish and fishing the lagoons in the Landings. John Parish will provide a glimpse of fishing in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, including what is involved in travel to Russia, a description and visuals of the peninsula, how the trip is structured, and costs, as well as a discussion of what fish are there to catch and what makes this trip so unique. John will also introduce the new fly fishing program that is being started by the Skidaway Chapter of the CCA for Landings residents. The CCA’s January raffle prize will be a fly rod, reel and line from Rivers & Glen




WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings (JWOL)

WHEN:  Tuesday, Jan. 9, 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Member’s Home

HOW MUCH: Free to JWOL Members

CONTACT:  Lynn Simon,

WHAT ELSE:  Get the lowdown from our own astrological guru, Lynn Simon. For some 40 years, Lynn has been interpreting horoscopes for clients all over the world. Hear how she developed this unique expertise and get a reading on your own future. Submit the time, place and date of your birth in advance, so Lynn can look into the heavens for you. This is a small-group educational activity, and seating is limited. Please reserve your place now.




WHAT:  Telfair Academy Guild — TAG@NIGHT 

WHEN:   Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Jere’s Antiques, 9 North Jefferson St.

WHAT ELSE:  Jere Myers, owner and operator of Jere’s Antiques, will speak to our group on antiques and the antique business. Members and their guests are welcome.




WHAT:  Opening reception and raffle for Lind Hollingsworth and Mary Ellen McLaughlin

WHEN:  Thursday, Jan. 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

CONTACT: Beth Logan, Director of Marketing, 912.355.2289 or

WHAT ELSE: Lind Hollingsworth graduated from Auburn with a degree in Architectural Interior Design and from GSU with a Masters in Art Education. The founder of the Art School in Savannah, Lind currently teaches at the Studio School. She works in mixed media, striving to capture the character of both the Southeast’s flora and fauna and manmade structures through “relief” paintings, which incorporate clay, collage, photo transfers, found objects and paint. Her work is included in the permanent collections of Memorial Health and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.




WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings (JWOL)

WHEN:    Monday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.

WHERE:   Member’s Home

HOW MUCH:  Free to JWOL Members

CONTACT:  Sherri Reddick - or Phyllis Aaron -

WHAT ELSE: Orphan Number Eight, by Kim van Alkemade, is the stunning new historical novel inspired by true events, the story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage. In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York’s Lower East Side. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her family and sent to an orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. After being subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, she runs away at age 15. Years later, Rachel finds herself confronting a cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home, where Rachel is a nurse. Lush in historical detail and based on true events, this novel will be sure to elicit a powerful discussion. 




WHAT:  Winter Science Series: Microplastics Lab

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan.16, 9 to 11 a.m.

WHERE:  UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Cir.

HOW MUCH:  $15, Registration and payment ASAP

CONTACT:  Kayla Clark, or 912.598.3345

WHAT ELSE: Learn about the most recent research on microplastics in Georgia during this interactive microscope lab for the general public. Try your hand at identifying microplastics in local water samples and discover ways that you can help prevent microplastic pollution in the ocean. This event is part of the winter weekday series at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, adult environmental education classes held one Tuesday a month from December to March.




WHAT:  Velvet Gala

WHEN:  Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:  Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

HOW MUCH:  Tickets are $45 each - or 912.354.5867

WHAT ELSE:  This fundraiser for the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire will feature drinks, appetizers, a raffle, and entertainment by Ricardo Ochoa and his Gypsy Jazz Quartet. For more information about the Mediation Center, please visit




WHAT: SIBC annual kick-off reception 

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Plantation Ballroom

HOW MUCH:  $25 per person


WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Island Boating Club invites prospective and current members to enjoy heavy appetizers and a cash bar, and learn about the fun activities planned for 2018. RSVP by Jan. 10.  Tube checks, payable to SIBC, to 20 Tarrow Ridge Road or 3 Cuthbert Lane, or pay online at Boat ownership not required. Come cruise into the New Year with us!




WHAT: Savannah Council on World Affairs - Mathew Kroenig presents, “The North Korean Nuclear Threat and What to Do About It”

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 18; Membership Social - 7:30 p.m., Program – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway

HOW MUCH: $10 charge for non-members, open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators, and active duty military and their dependents 


WHAT ELSE: Annual individual membership - $40; Family membership - $60. The Savannah Council on World Affairs, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Its purpose is to make available information, analysis, and strategic thinking about important international issues.




WHAT:  Coastal Stewards Workshop: “Stormwater and Green Infrastructure”

WHEN:  Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, Friday 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Cir.

HOW MUCH:  $100, Registration and payment ASAP

CONTACT:  Kayla Clark, or 912.598.3345

WHAT ELSE: Discover how stormwater runoff impacts Georgia’s waterways, and embrace innovative green infrastructure solutions. The Coastal Stewards program is a series of environmental education workshops targeted to adults living on or visiting the Georgia coast. The goal of the program is to engage adults in activities designed to improve their knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities, and inspire stewardship of natural resources. Each workshop contains a mixture of lecture, lab and field activities using scientific and recreational equipment.




WHAT:  CCA Fish Fry and Award Ceremony

WHEN:  Friday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. 

WHERE:  Delegal Marina

HOW MUCH:  $25 per ticket, includes food, beer, wine, soft drinks and tax

CONTACT:  Rich Dahl, 912.929.6131 or Stan Fater, 912.429.2838




WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings (JWOL)

WHEN:  Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Members’ Homes

HOW MUCH:  $3 per person or $6 per couple 

CONTACT:  Rochelle Frank, or Patt Kaplan,

WHAT ELSE: JWOL Progressive Dinner. Save the date and join us for the opening social event of 2018.  We will have multiple locations, thanks to our several wonderful hosts. One to three homes will host heavy hors d’oeuvres, and one or two homes will host desserts. Everyone attending will bring kosher style hors d’oeuvres or dessert.  If you would like to host, or for details, please contact one of our co-chairs. Space may be limited to first-come, first-served, so please make your reservations now.




WHAT: Ogeechee Audubon Society Field Trip:  Onslow Island National Wildlife Refuge

WHEN:  Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.

WHERE:  Meet at the entrance to Onslow Island

CONTACT:  Mary Lou Dickson,

WHAT ELSE:  Look for shorebirds, songbirds, wading birds and more. Be prepared for lots of walking and bring your bug spray.




WHAT: Landlovers Games Day and Luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Plantation Ballroom

HOW MUCH:  $35 per person

CONTACT:  Vicki Knapp, 200.4500,

WHAT ELSE:  Luncheon and 50/50 raffle followed by your choice of bridge, Mah-Jongg, dominoes or canasta. Or, add a new game and bring your own group. Sign up as an individual or organize your own table. Sign up and pay online at, beginning Dec. 15




WHAT: Fourth Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium 

Location: 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411

HOW MUCH: $10 per person, registration and payment required by Jan. 15  

CONTACT:  912.598.2354 or 

WHAT ELSE:  YOCS empowers 7th to 12th grade students with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to successfully implement ocean conservation projects in their local communities. The summit will take place at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island near Savannah. YOCS is limited to 50 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Includes lunch and all materials.




WHAT: NOGTOB’s Mexican Train Dominoes and Buffet Dinner  

WHEN:  Sunday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Plantation’s Azalea Room. 

HOW MUCH:  $32.74 including tax and gratuity

WHAT ELSE:  You must be a Landings Club member (or guest of a member) in order to reserve a seat. RSVP to Toni Floyd at with your name, club number, number of people, whether you can bring a Dominoes set, and if so, how many players it accommodates. Mexican Train Dominoes is a fun and easy game to learn. If necessary, we will provide instructions prior to play.




WHAT:  Golf carts remove barriers to great experiences for people with disabilities

WHY:  When Landings Resident Leslie Michael’s husband passed, she did not want to maintain their aging golf cart. However, she learned that instead of selling it, she could donate it to Removing the Barriers Initiative, a Florida-based nonprofit, and it would continue to live by becoming the Nurse’s cart in camps for children and families living with disabilities.

HOW:  Her sister, a speech therapist, along with her husband, a retired camp director, were involved with making traditional camp settings accessible to people with mobility issues.  With something as simple as a used golf cart, suddenly the entire camp experience could be enjoyed by families who were previously marginalized – from the s’mores at the fire ring, to the lake, to the nature trails. They call the program W.I.N. – Wheels In Nature. Camps in Georgia, Florida and Alabama are currently being served and in need of golf carts.

CONTACT: or call 863.632.1924.  If the cart runs, they will pick it up and put it to work.  Donations are tax deductible.  




WHAT: Landlovers Community Service Merit Award

WHERE: Go to under “Philanthropy” then “Awards” for an application and details.

CONTACT: Maryce Cunningham at 335.1717,

WHAT ELSE: This award recognizes outstanding volunteer work and contributions made by high school seniors who are planning to further their education in the fall of 2018.




WHAT: Landlovers Membership Enrollment

WHEN:  For 2017-2018, which runs from September 1 to August 31, currently being accepted

HOW MUCH:  $20 per family

WHERE:, select the Join/Renew option

CONTACT: Lynn Stephens at or 228.5383

WHAT ELSE:  The Hold Harmless waiver must accompany all checks




WHAT: Landings Longdogs Get-togethers

WHEN: Every two to three weeks, as posted

WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina

CONTACT: Penny Farley,

WHAT ELSE: We are a lively group of dachshund owners who love to get together for dog fun...and a glass of wine!




WHAT: “Bocce and Cocktails”

WHEN:  Every Sunday afternoon, 3 to 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Bocce Ball Courts at Franklin Creek

HOW MUCH:  Free – but please bring refreshments to share

WHAT ELSE:  No RSVP required. Simply drop by. Please bring an appetizer to serve eight, a bottle of wine or other beverage to share, with cups, and a lawn chair if you have one. This is a non-league, fun event to eat, drink, be merry, and meet new friends, with bocce thrown in. No teams required, so players will rotate in shortened games so that all can play if they wish. Open to Landings Club members. Newbies and beginners welcomed.




WHAT: “Rodin: The Human Experience” 

WHEN: Now through Jan. 7

WHERE: Jepson Center   

HOW MUCH: Museum members free, non-members general admission 


WHAT ELSE: “Rodin: The Human Experience,” presents a selection of 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the French sculptor who left behind 19th century academic traditions to focus on conveying the passion and vitality of the human spirit. Telfair Museums will present this exhibition in honor of the centennial of Rodin’s death.




WHAT: “Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern” 

WHEN:  Now thru Feb. 11

WHERE: Jepson Center

HOW MUCH: Museum members free, non-members general admission 


WHAT ELSE: Can you have an art exhibition without any artwork? Is a curator an artist? Who or what decides an object’s value? “In the Middle at the Modern” challenges the nature of authenticity and the power of museums to define what is “high” and what is “low.” A Savannah native and national art legend, Varnedoe helped set in motion these questions as Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (1988-2001). This biographic exhibition of altered documents, photographs, animations, and ephemera explores how Varnedoe’s journey from an early art class at Telfair Academy to one of the world’s leading museums sharpened his values and curatorial insight. Telfair Museums is proud to support “phantom curators” Triple Candie in organizing this one-of-a-kind exhibition. 




WHAT:  Stroke Support Group

WHEN:  Third Thursday of each month, 4 to 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to all stroke survivors

CONTACT:  Shirley Nack, 598.7047

WHAT ELSE:  Following a stroke, a survivor’s anxiety, fear, and frustration can be enormous. We offer encouragement and determination in this group.    




WHAT: Volunteers Needed 

WHERE: The Alzheimer’s Association office in Savannah

CONTACT: Theresa Winters Bayman, 912.920.4701

WHAT ELSE: The Alzheimer’s Association office in Savannah (serving the 19 coastal counties) is seeking retirees interested in volunteering. We are looking for office greeters at 201 Television Circle. Responsibilities include welcoming guests, signing for packages, assisting in putting education packets or mailings together, and other tasks as needed. Office hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with flexible shifts. Thank you for helping us support families in our area.




WHAT: Landlovers Social Singles

CONTACT: Barbara Meyer at 335.4673 or

WHAT ELSE: Are you a Landlovers member who is widowed, divorced or single?  Come join us for various social outings where you can come alone and feel comfortable and welcome. We always have fun, good food and meet great friends. Contact Barbara to be added to the membership list.




WHAT: Food Drive to Support Kitten Season 

CONTACT: Rosemary Longueira, 598.2875

WHAT ELSE:  The Humane Society of Greater Savannah is in desperate need of Purina Kitten Chow. Every bag makes a big difference in feeding kittens until they are adopted. Bring your donation directly to the Humane Society on Sallie Mood Drive during normal business hours (seven days a week), or call Rosemary Longueira and she will be happy to pick it up and deliver it for you. Visit to learn about all the wonderful things the Humane Society does in Savannah, and check out all the loving pets waiting for their forever homes. 




WHAT: Landlovers Membership

WHEN: Enrollments for 2017-2018, which runs from Sep. 1-Aug 31 currently being accepted

HOW MUCH: $20 per family

WHERE: Online at, select the Join/Renew option

CONTACT: Lynn Stephens at or 228.5383

WHAT ELSE: The Hold Harmless waiver must accompany all checks




WHAT: Bethesda Academy Organic Farm and Gardens Farm Stand  

WHEN: New farm stand hours, every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave.

CONTACT: Merrin Slocombe, 720.273.3070,

WHAT ELSE: Each week, this popular organic farm stand 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 raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s cattle and beef operation is available. 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.




WHAT: Landings Legends Slow Pitch Softball

WHEN: Occasional games with Hilton Head; Twice weekly evening games throughout the spring/summer in the Savannah Rec League

WHERE: The Landings Association ball field

HOW MUCH: Free to play in the island rivalry, $60 per season for the summer rec league

CONTACT: Tony Berens, or Ken Schuster,

WHAT ELSE: The Legends are looking to recruit new players interested in joining the team. We have occasional practices/games at the association field, and the only equipment requirement is your own glove. Come join us and have some fun. Who’s welcome? Anyone. Male or female. If you’ve played before and can run, throw and hit, come join us.




WHAT: New Neighbors Walking Group

WHERE: Different location each month

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

CONTACT: Kate Kastner, 912.999.6564,

WHAT ELSE: Enjoy a brisk 45-minute walk, taking in the beauty of our island and catching up on the latest Landings news.




WHAT: Garden plots available for rent at Skidaway Farm

WHEN:  Year-round

HOW MUCH: $100 per plot; raised beds - $150

WHERE: Skidaway Farms, McWhorter Rd.

CONTACT: Jane Kollmann,

WHAT ELSE: Join this wonderful community of Landings neighbors who garden year-round at Skidaway Farms. The plots are fully-fenced and electrified with a watering system to keep wildlife at bay and keep your new plants hydrated when needed. Visit




WHAT: Landlovers Bunco

WHEN: Third Wednesday of each month

WHERE: Plantation dining room

HOW MUCH: Five $1 bills

CONTACT: Donna Howard,

WHAT ELSE: Dinner (optional) is at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bunco at 6:30. Must be a member of Landlovers.




WHAT: Savannah Newcomers Club membership

WHEN: Women who have moved to Savannah in the past 24 months can join anytime during the year


HOW MUCH:  Annual membership is $24

WHAT ELSE: This club provides an opportunity to meet others, attend monthly events and discover exciting things to do in the Savannah area. Learn more at




WHAT: Free hearing screenings

WHEN: Weekly on Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th St.

HOW MUCH: Free, no appointment necessary

CONTACT: 355.4601 or

WHAT ELSE: Ages 3 to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended.




WHAT: Bingo at the Elks Lodge

WHEN: Sundays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: 183 Wilshire Blvd

WHAT ELSE: $1,500 in prizes plus Queen of Hearts Raffle. All proceeds benefit Elks charities.




WHAT: Personal Computer and iPad Coaching

WHEN: 30-minute sessions by appointment

WHERE: The Learning Center of SCI, 3025 Bull St.

HOW MUCH: $15, members only; please reserve and pay in advance

CONTACT: Debbie Hornsby, or 912.236.0363 x146 or register online at




WHAT: Croquet Lawns at the Landings

CONTACT: Please email John West ( to add your support for including croquet to the activities available at The Landings. The list will be forwarded to the appropriate officials to show them the potential players

WHAT ELSE: In order to build croquet lawns at the Landings, the officials need to know that a significant number of members would play croquet if available. Golf croquet is a fun, social game that is easily learned and is rapidly expanding in similar developments in the Southeast..  Golfers rapidly adapt to the game and for many, croquet would become a favorite sport. The Landings could be the first club to offer croquet in the Savannah area, with the potential to equal the enthusiasm seen on the Bocci courts.




WHAT: Stroke Survivors

WHEN: Third Thursday of every month, 4 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.


CONTACT: Shirley Nack, 598.7047

WHAT ELSE: Share your experiences with stroke survivors. At our meetings we listen and learn what other survivors have accomplished in order to return to an active lifestyle.




WHAT:  Honor Flight Savannah seeks war veterans and volunteers

CONTACT: or 367.9020

WHAT ELSE: Honor Flight Savannah is offering WW II, Korea and Vietnam War era veterans living in southeast Georgia and southeastern South Carolina an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. Funding for trips is dependent on contributions from community citizens and businesses.