Island Hopping

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August 11, 2017




WHAT:  Join New Neighbors

CONTACT: Deb Werner,, 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:  Mixed media works by Liza Crowley Judson, Christina Edwards and Doris Grieder

WHEN:  Work will hang through end of September

WHERE:  Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. 


WHAT ELSE: Liza photographs Southern landscapes and prints the images on found objects. Christina uses vintage circus imagery for her encaustic paintings. Doris incorporates threads, beads, natural objects and thrift store treasures in her fiber creations. As always, a percentage of sales benefits not-for-profit Hospice Savannah.




WHAT:  Connie Haskett Art Exhibit

WHEN: July and August

WHERE:  The Landings Company Office (just beyond the North Gate)

WHAT ELSE:  Connie is a passionate portraitist and landscape artist. She studied for two years at the Cincinnati Art Academy. She has honed her skills by practicing art, studying in workshops and completing commissioned works wherever she has lived, including London, Geneva, the Middle East, Scottsdale, and, most recently, her native Savannah.




WHAT:  Landings Art Association Group Theme Show, “Music,” including the Choice Award painting for July

WHEN: Now through Sept. 6 (M-F, 9-4) 

WHERE:  Merrill Lynch Atrium Gallery, 3 Skidaway Village Square

WHAT ELSE: The public is invited to attend the LAA July group show featuring Linda Blount’s Employee Choice Award entitled “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love.” Created in acrylics so life-like you’d swear Elvis Presley’s deep baby blues are staring right into your very soul. Elvis is definitely “in the building” for this magical show.




WHAT:  August Art Show at the JEA featuring the works of Carol F. Cohen

WHEN:  Aug. 1 through 31; Aug. 6, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Jewish Educational Alliance 

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Vicky Lunick, 355.8111

WHAT ELSE:  Carol’s work has evolved from abstract/mystical to focusing on wonderful life experiences, memories and love.




WHAT: Prize Winning Pianist in Concert

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road

HOW MUCH: Freewill donations appreciated.

CONTACT: MLC at 912.598.1188, Mon-Fri 2-5 p.m.

WHAT ELSE: American pianist Reed Tetzloff has won prizes at major international competitions, including third prize and audience favorite awards at the 2014 Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA); bronze medal and special prize for best recital in the semi-final round at the 2013 Tbilisi International Piano Competition; and first prize in the concerto competition in the 2011 Beijing International Festival and Academy (China).  In 2012 he made his Lincoln Center debut with the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall and his New York solo recital debut at Merkin Hall.




WHAT:  14th Annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing

WHEN:  Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. shotgun start

WHERE:  The Club at Savannah Harbor

HOW MUCH:  $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf

CONTACT:  Register at or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912.655.1933 or Steve Proper at 912.660.8046

WHAT ELSE:  Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For 14 years, his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life.




WHAT: Summer Splash and Salad Supper

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina

HOW MUCH: members free; $10 for guests


WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Island Boating Club’s Summer Splash Dock Party and Salad Supper will feature the area’s best chicken salad, Caesar salad and other light fare. BYOB and chair and come enjoy a splash of youthful fun. Open to SIBC members and their guests. RSVP by Aug. 13 to For more information, visit 




WHAT:  Free Beginner Bridge Classes

WHEN:  Starting, Monday, Aug. 14, 7 to 9 p.m., for four weeks

WHERE:  Savannah Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Sandfly

CONTACT:  912.228.4838 or

WHAT ELSE:  Games are held in the afternoon and evening. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and classes.




WHAT:  GO GOLD for CURE Childhood Cancer’s Gold Bow Campaign

WHEN:  Deadline for orders is Aug. 15; September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 

WHERE:, select “The Landings - Christy J” from the drop down menu  

HOW MUCH: Each bow is $25; Proceeds go to CURE Childhood Cancer 

CONTACT: Christy Johns at or 912.656.6404

WHAT ELSE: All bows will be delivered by Sep 1. CURE is dedicated to funding targeted research projects for children across the U.S., and supporting patients and families treated locally at Memorial Hospital by providing financial assistance, gas cards, warm meals, counseling, and much more.




WHAT:  Yoga Relay, Party and Silent Auction to benefit Family Caregivers

WHEN:  Friday, Aug. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE:  Outdoor patio of the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Dr.

HOW MUCH:  $30

CONTACT: or 912.349.2736

WHAT ELSE: Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga, is coordinating the second annual Yoga Relay benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute as it supports unpaid family caregivers through practical hands-on skills classes, caregiver support groups, restorative relaxation classes, and access to community resources. Individuals or teams participate in a relay of 100 sun salutations, suitable for all levels of yogis. Registration is $30 per person and includes two adult drink tickets, appetizers, a silent auction and an after-party featuring tunes by DJ Leah Green. Sponsors include Visiting Angels and Service Brewing Company.




WHAT:  Savannah VOICE Festival “Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)” 

WHEN:  Saturday, Aug. 19, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E Broad St. 

HOW MUCH:  $62

CONTACT: or 855.766.7372

WHAT ELSE: The Savannah VOICE Festival 2017 Festival Opera, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” is the prequel to “The Marriage of Figaro.” An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center. Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets.        




WHAT: Landlovers Sunday Singles Golf

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 20


WHAT ELSE: These outings are designed for Landlovers singles to see old friends and meet new ones. Nine holes of golf using a scramble or other format will be followed by social time in the club house of the course played.




WHAT: Savannah VOICE Festival - Festival Gala Dinner

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Plantation Club, The Landings

HOW MUCH: $125

CONTACT: or 855.766.7372

WHAT ELSE: After three weeks of great music, the Festival says goodbye with a special musical dinner on Skidaway Island. Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets.




WHAT:  Moon River Classic:  “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

WHERE:  Landings Golf Courses

WHEN:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 5, 6, 7; Registration deadline is Sept. 7

HOW MUCH:  $375 per team

CONTACT:  Kathy Berlin, 814.397.1673

WHAT ELSE:  Moon River Classic players will be offered a practice round and two days of tournament play, preceded by a putting contest and opening reception, and followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony. An optional shootout follows the first play day.  This year, for the first time, golfers have the option to choose to play from the course-named tees or Skidaway tees.  This is a club-sponsored tournament and open to all female golfing members. The tournament is flighted, so golfers will be playing alongside like-handicapped players. It is time to invite your Huckleberry Friend to join us at rainbow’s end for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.




WHAT: 6th Annual Tunnel to Towers Savannah 5K Run/Walk 

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

WHERE: Orleans Square in downtown Savannah

HOW MUCH: $30 before race day


WHAT ELSE: Register at or at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Ave; Donate at




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 Opening Reception

WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 14, 4-5:30 pm

WHERE: Plantation Ballroom

CONTACT: Bobbie Vittery at or Susan Arraiz at

WHAT ELSE: Bring your calendar and checkbook for any activities with fees. Donations to support America’s Second Harvest Food Bank, either non-perishable food or checks, will be most welcome. Member/cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations not necessary. 




WHAT: Landlovers Virtual Gourmet Pantry 

WHEN: Sep. 14 - Oct. 14     

CONTACT:  Beth Holmquist and Linda Doeg

WHAT ELSE: Come sample a variety of taste-tested specialty foods at the Landlovers Opening Reception Sep. 14. Orders will be taken that day and order forms will be available online through Oct. 14 at Order pick-up is Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Landings Association from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.




WHAT:   Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament

WHEN:  Friday, Sep. 29; Registration at 1p.m.

WHERE:   Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave.                        

HOW MUCH:  $1,200 per team, $25 per non-shooter for the reception only

CONTACT:  Ticket and sponsorship information:  

WHAT ELSE:  Savannah’s Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Third Annual Charity Clays Tournament will benefit the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The day will include a driven bird flurry contest at 11:30 a.m., registration at 1p.m., a shotgun start at 2 p.m. for the 100-shot tournament, followed by an awards and cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m.




WHAT:  Landlovers Bunco

WHEN:  Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Landings Association Office

HOW MUCH:  $5 (singles preferred)


WHAT ELSE:  Bring your drink of choice.




WHAT: Landlovers Home Renovation Showcase

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m-4 p.m.

WHERE: 10 fabulous homes that been transformed with beautiful renovations

HOW MUCH: $35 ($25 for volunteers) to include wine and cheese reception

CONTACTS: Gretchen Nazaruk at or Frankie Hale at

WHAT ELSE: Order form tubed throughout community in August and on Landlovers website www, via the Forms tab




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 will feel comfortable and welcome. We always have fun, good food and meet great friends. Contact Barbara to be added to the membership list.




WHAT: Bocce and Cocktails

WHEN:  Every Wednesday night, 6 to 8 p.m. through Sep. 30

WHERE:  Bocce Ball Courts at Franklin Creek

HOW MUCH:  Free – but please bring refreshments to share

WHAT ELSE:  No RSVP required.  Simply drop in with 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 - players rotate in shortened games so that all can play. Open to Landings Club members. Newbies and beginners welcome.




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: 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:  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:  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 dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. 




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: 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:  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:  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.