Island Hopping

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September 22, 2017




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:  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: Lila Cabaniss SCCPSS Art Teachers Exhibition 

WHEN: Now through Oct. 1

WHERE: Jepson Center 

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


WHAT ELSE: Did you know that there are dozens of talented artists teaching every day in Savannah’s public schools? Named after the pioneering Savannah artist and teacher, Lila Cabaniss, this exhibition includes work in a variety of media by local art educators.  




WHAT: “Rodin: The Human Experience” 

WHEN: Sep. 1 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:  P.E.O. Chapter BB’s Annual Plant Sale

WHEN:  Orders may be received from Sep. through Oct. 6

CONTACT:  Alice Wright at

WHAT ELSE:  Pick up your pre-ordered plants at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.




WHAT: Landlovers Virtual Gourmet Pantry 

WHEN: Sep. 14 to Oct. 14     


CONTACT: Chairs Beth Holmquist, and Linda Doeg,

WHAT ELSE:  Order pick-up is Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the TLA. 




WHAT: Adaptive tennis clinic for intellectually challenged adults

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 23 and Oct. 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Franklin Creek Tennis Facility


CONTACT: Mary Smith, 404.395.8691 to register an athlete

WHAT ELSE: Sponsored by Special Pops Tennis.  See our website at or follow us on Facebook at Special Pops Tennis of Savannah for more details.




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

WHEN:  Sep. 22 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:  The Landings Garden Club presentation featuring Crinum expert, Jenks Farmer with a 3-course brunch and planting and propagation demonstration

WHEN: Friday, Sep. 25, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Landings Plantation Club ballroom 

HOW MUCH: Send your name, email and phone number along with a check for $35, made out to “The Landings Garden Club” to Garden Club, 2 Salt Meadow Court, Savannah, GA 31411.  Deadline is Sep. 15.




WHAT: Rodin: Inspired by Beethoven Lecture and Luncheon

WHEN:  Monday, Sep. 25, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Jepson Center

HOW MUCH:  $85 per person 


WHAT ELSE:  Former Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation fellow and musicologist, Olivia Mattis, will explore the inspiration Rodin derived from the music of Beethoven.




WHAT: New Neighbors Kickoff Lunch and Activity Fair

WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 26, 11:30 to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Plantation Ball Room

HOW MUCH:  $26 per person


WHAT ELSE: Meet your New Neighbors and learn about all the exciting activities we have planned for the year. Our special guest speaker will be Tim Iley, Senior Director for Tournament Business Affairs, PGA Tour. He will be joined by Bob Lindenschmidt, a recent NN graduate who was named the Volunteer Chairman for The Savannah Golf Championship, the new PGA Tour event. The tournament is set to debut March of 2018 on the Deer Creek course.




WHAT: LAO Charity Clays After-Party

WHEN: Friday, Sep. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave.                        

HOW MUCH: $25 per non-shooter 

CONTACT: Event and raffle tickets:  

WHAT ELSE: The Lowcountry Annie Oakleys will host an after-party following the annual charity clays tournament. For those who do not shoot sporting clays but want to support the Willett Children’s Hospital, the celebration will include gourmet refreshments, musical entertainment, and a silent auction. Additionally, anyone may purchase raffle tickets, and raffle participants do not need to be present to win.




WHAT: Artisan Fair

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Plantation Clubhouse Azalea Room

CONTACT: Deborah Cattano, 912.598.8600 or Nancy Strobel, 912.598.4370

WHAT ELSE: We invite you to a wonderful day of shopping our elite artisan fair. Several talented local artisans will be displaying their one-of-a-kind home and personal accessories to enhance your holidays. You will find gifts for yourselves and your loved ones. 




WHAT:  October Art Show at the JEA, featuring the works of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

WHEN:  Oct. 1 through 31; Opening reception Oct. 1, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Jewish Educational Alliance

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Vicky Lunick, 355.8111

WHAT ELSE:  The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is a group of fiber artists who meet regularly to share inspiration and techniques, using a wide variety of fiber-related arts. Spinning, weaving, dyeing, quilting, knitting, basketry, rug-making, paper manipulation, needle felting, and crocheting are just some of the crafts our members explore. We have a strong sense of community service and volunteerism. Our members demonstrate traditional pioneer crafts to children and families at the annual festivals at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Beginners, amateurs and professional fiber artists are all welcome to join the guild.




WHAT:  Davenport House Docent Training Program

WHEN:  Mondays in Oct., beginning Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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


CONTACT:  Rebecca Bustinduy, 236.8097,,

WHAT ELSE: This is a four-week training program.  Docents lead tours and assist with programs for people from around the world who visit the historic house.   




WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings (JWOL)

WHEN:  Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m.

WHERE:  The Marshes, Island Ballroom

HOW MUCH:  Free to JWOL members

CONTACT:   Lynn Simon,

WHAT ELSE:  Poland was one of the great centers of Jewish life, learning and culture for more than a thousand years. It was also the country where more than 3,000,000 Jews perished at the hands of the Nazis and fellow countrymen. Come hear Melinda Stein and her daughter as they present “Our Trip to Poland: A Family Journey.” Join the Steins as they visit ancient synagogues, concentration and labor camps, and discover the fate of lost relatives. Hear their impressions of Poland’s sad legacy and surprising embrace of Jewish life today. Parking at The Marshes is limited, so carpooling is recommended.  Plan to park at the Skidaway Island Methodist Church by 3:45 to carpool.




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

WHERE: Landings Golf Courses

WHEN: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 5, 6, 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: Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Kimberly Camp 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Trinity United Methodist Church  

HOW MUCH:  Admission is free and open to the public 


WHAT ELSE: Telfair Museums presents a talk by distinguished museum director and artist, Kimberly Camp, who will tell the fascinating and largely unknown story of collector, Albert C. Barnes, and his relationship with the African-American community. Ms. Camp is a former director of the Experimental Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Wright Museum of African-American History (Detroit) and, in 1998, became the first president and professional CEO in the history of the Barnes Foundation.




WHAT:  Tasting and art evening to benefit Hospice Savannah, Inc.

WHEN:  Friday, Oct. 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  LaTerra Natural Oils, 1520 Bull St.

CONTACT: or call 629.1055

WHAT ELSE: Join the owners of LaTerra as they host a tasting of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars; enjoy appetizers and refreshments and view the exquisite paintings of Mary Ellen McLaughlin. A portion of all product and art sales, as well as proceeds from the raffle of a gift basket, will be donated to Hospice Savannah.




WHAT:   Jewish Women of The Landings (JWOL)

WHEN:  Monday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Member’s home

HOW MUCH:  Free to JWOL Members

CONTACT:  Annette Carnow at

WHAT ELSE: “The Wedding Plan.” Ultra-orthodox Israeli film director, Rama Burshstein, brings us the story of an older bride who decides to go forward with her wedding despite the fact that the groom has deserted her 30 days before the service. Eluding the sitcom premise, this film manages to explore with subtle humor, societal pressure, issues of loneliness and questions of faith. Come see if the bride ever makes it to the chuppah. Reserve your place now, as seating is limited.




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. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Ten 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,




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:  New Jersey Club Fall Dinner

WHEN:  Monday, Nov. 6, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE:  Delegal Sunset Pavilion

HOW MUCH:  $8 per member, $13 per new member (includes $5 annual dues)


WHAT ELSE:  Italian night meal featuring lasagna with accompanying appetizers and desserts provided by members. New members welcomed! Mail or tube check, made out to NJ Garden Staters, to Joan Resler at 230 Yam Gandy Road.  Deadline is Oct. 15. Include your e-mail address for more information.




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: 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: 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: 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: 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.