Island Hopping

Island Hopping is a free service for non-profits, service organizations and local groups. Items are listed in chronological order as space allows. To submit an item, email it to us at Deadline is the Friday before publication.


JUNE 22, 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:  Margaret Toth’s Art on Display

WHEN:  May 1 thru June 30, 7 days a week during normal business hours

WHERE:  Landings Company Welcome Center/Sales Office (just beyond the north gate)

WHAT ELSE: Having lived abroad for 25 years in 12 different countries, Margaret Toth’s experiences in distant lands with unique cultures permeate her art. Her visual library of faces, scenes and colors is a cornucopia of diversity that’s reflected in her drawings and paintings. A self-taught artist, Margaret has also participated in workshops by prominent water media artists such as Skip Lawrence, Jane Slivka, Chris Groves, Deborah Redden and others. Margaret has won awards in juried shows and has exhibited in Korea, China and West Africa.



WHAT:  Artwork of Dawn Tanis

WHEN:  June 1 to 29, opening reception is June 3, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

CONTACT:  Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111

WHAT ELSE:  Dawn Tanis lives in Savannah, where she owns Sunrise Healing Arts, a holistic bodywork practice. Her love of drawing and creating art goes back to childhood. This current manifestation of her work in the paper medium has been evolving over the past decade.  Her influences are from years of exploring the intangible world of spirituality, as well as being grounded in the physical world as an athlete, yogi, and bodywork practitioner. 



WHAT: The Village Library Elementary Student Summer Reading Program

WHEN: June 1-Aug. 1

WHERE: The Village Library

CONTACT: Susan Woods, 812.204.4546, or Betsy Taylor, 912.598.9980

WHAT ELSE: “Catch the Reading Bug” is the summer reading program for children ages 5 to 12. Sign-ups at the library check-out desk beginning June 1. Prizes will be awarded to the children who read the most books during the summer.



WHAT:  Purina Kitten Chow and cat litter are needed by the Humane Society of Greater Savannah

WHEN: Donations during normal business hours, Tuesday - Saturday in July and August

WHERE: The Humane Society of Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah

CONTACT: Rosemary Longueira, 598.2875

WHAT ELSE: It is once again kitten season and the Humane Society is in need of kitten food and litter. There are also many adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, or visit our Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop.



WHAT: Jewish Women of the Landings

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Member’s Home

HOW MUCH:  Free to JWOL Members

CONTACT:  Annette Carnow at

WHAT ELSE:  Some JWOL members are Democrats, some are Republicans, some go to temple, some to synagogue while others attend church. On just about any topic we are divided, but one thing we all agree on is that we all love good food! With that in mind, Reel Time will show as its next film, “The Sturgeon Queens: The Story of Russ and Daughters,” a loving tribute to one of New York City’s most beloved lox and herring emporiums. Founded on the lower East Side by a Jewish immigrant family more than 100 years ago, this purveyor of smoked fish has been a favorite of Morley Safer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Maggie Gyllenhaal. If you love lox and bagels, you will adore this movie. Please reserve your place now as seating is limited.



WHAT:  Chamber Music Concert for Dementia Patients, Family and Friends

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 27, 1 p.m.

WHERE:  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church


WHAT ELSE:  A free concert for anyone with a dementia-related illness, their friends and families, will be provided by Savannah Symphony veteran, Tamas Kocsis and company.  A string trio will perform, and all are invited to this celebration of chamber music. The music memory is one of the last remaining memories for later stage patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. It brings joy that is visible and often results in singing and dancing. For their loved ones, it represents a connection that they have not seen in a long while. Mr. Kocsis welcomes attendees to sing and dance to their hearts delight! 



WHAT:  Savannah Lyme Disease Support Group

WHEN:  Thursday, June 28

WHERE:  St. James the Less Catholic Church, 8412 Whitefield Ave.

HOW MUCH: no charge

CONTACT: Denise Lynch,

WHAT ELSE:  This is a group for anyone suffering from Lyme Disease.



WHAT:  Crabbing 101, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant 

WHEN:  Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

HOW MUCH:  $15

CONTACT:  Kayla Clark,, 912.598.3345,  

WHAT ELSE:  Did you know the scientific name for blue crab,”Callinectes sapidus,” means “savory beautiful swimmer?”  Learn about these amazing animals during a catch-and-release crabbing lesson on the dock behind the UGA Aquarium. Children age 5 and above are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by 4 p.m. on June 28. To register, contact Kayla Clark.



WHAT: Toddler Touch Tanks 

WHEN: Every Tuesday in June, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

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


CONTACT: Kayla Clark at or 912.598.3345 to register

WHAT ELSE: Explore the coast with your child in a unique setting perfect for inspiring wonder and curiosity. A mix of games, art, stories and animal encounters provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Children 3 to 5 years old are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Prior registration is encouraged but not required.



WHAT:  Family Field Trip

WHEN:  Every Thursday in June and July, 10 a.m. to noon 

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

HOW MUCH:  $15 

CONTACT:  Kayla Clark at or 912.598.3345 to register

WHAT ELSE:  Every Thursday in June and July visitors can explore coastal habitats and learn about native wildlife during hands-on, feet-in field trips at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Each week features a different theme such as crabbing, forest hikes, birding or marsh mucking. For the full calendar, visit the website  



WHAT:  Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tours 

WHEN:  Every Thursday in June and July, 2 to 3 p.m. 

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

HOW MUCH:  $10 

CONTACT:  Kayla Clark at or 912.598.3345 to register

WHAT ELSE: Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the UGA Aquarium? Visitors are invited to spend the afternoon exploring our exhibits before learning what it is like to care for our native marine animals during a behind-the-scenes tour led by staff. Prior registration is encouraged but not required.  



WHAT:  Davenport House Docent Training Program

WHEN:  July 2018 (4 dates) 

WHERE:  Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St.

HOW MUCH:  Free of charge

CONTACT: Sheena Fulkerson, 912.236.8097,;

WHAT ELSE:  Davenport House volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in July. This is a four-week training program. The class meets once a week for 3-hour sessions. Docents lead tours and assist with programs for people from around the world who visit the historic house.  



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. All proceeds benefit Elks charities.



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 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:  Bethesda Academy Farm Fresh Produce Sale 

WHEN:  Thursday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. (weather permitting), and special orders by appointment

WHERE:  9520 Ferguson Ave (follow the signs) 

CONTACT:  Farm director by phone; 720.273.3070 

WHAT ELSE: An ever-changing variety of locally-grown, fresh-picked, seasonal produce, herbs and native pollinator plants available from our organically-managed, non-profit school farm.



WHAT:  The Coastal Bicycle Touring Club

WHEN:  Saturday morning rides, monthly meetings, social events

WHERE:  Ride Start locations vary; Meetings are 1st Monday of the month at Carey Hilliard’s, 11111 Abercorn St.


WHAT ELSE:  Check out our website for more details and join the fun!



WHAT: Landlovers Material Girls

WHEN: Third Thursday of the month

CONTACT: Janet Smart at or Georgie Carroll at

WHAT ELSE: Whether you are an experienced quilter or new to the craft, please join us for some handwork, conversation and networking. Bring a current project you are working on; show and tell, or just plan to socialize. Learn about quilt shops in the area and local quilt guilds.



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: “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: Landlovers Membership

WHEN:  For 2017-2018, which runs from Sep. 1 to 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:  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 Membership

WHEN:  For 2017-2018, which runs from Sep. 1 to 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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 912.367.9020

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