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 Thursday before publication.


June 16, 2017




WHAT:  Join New Neighbors

CONTACT: Laurie Milano, or 914.474.4943

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: City of Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs accepting resumes for creative art instructors

WHEN: For Summer Art Camp from June 5 to July 28 

WHERE:  9 West Henry St. 

CONTACT:  Ashley Wyndham, 651.6783 

WHAT ELSE: The hours of Art Camp are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.




WHAT: Paintings by Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon on display

WHEN:  Now through June 31 

WHERE: Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

CONTACT:  Beth Logan, 355.2289 or visit

WHAT ELSE:  Fran Thomas, born in Macon, arrived on the Savannah art scene in 2002, with the opening of Gallery 440. In 2009, she closed her gallery to free up time to paint and write. As always, a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah.




WHAT:  Ogeechee Audubon Society Fire Ant Program

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 20, 7 p.m.

WHERE:  First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington St.

HOW MUCH:  Free and Open to the public

CONTACT:  Beth Roth 912.658.6136 with questions

WHAT ELSE:  We carpool to the church from The Village Library, leaving promptly at 6:30 p.m. Our presenter, Dr. Tim Davis, has his PhD from the Clemson Department of Entomology. He has studied ants in many other countries.




WHAT:  Rotary Club of Skidaway Meeting, featuring Harold Tessendorf - Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 21, 7:15 a.m.

WHERE: Plantation Club, Skidaway Island

HOW MUCH:  $13 for full breakfast

WHAT ELSE: Mr. Tessendorf has led the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity since 2016. He was the founding President of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia, a support organization of Habitat affiliates in Georgia.




WHAT: Skidaway CCA June Seining Program

WHEN:  Thursday, June 22 and Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Meet at the Public Works Building

CONTACT: To participate or observe, e-mail Rich Hackett at

WHAT ELSE:  A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. We will be seining 30 of our freshwater lagoons to determine fish hatch of bass and bluegill this past spring. Seining is one of the tools CCA uses to help determine the health of our lagoon system and future stocking needs. Please use your golf cart, if possible, as transportation. 




WHAT:  Horizons Savannah announces the Summer Sizzler 5K

WHEN:  Saturday, June 24, 7:30 a.m., kids race 7:15 a.m.

WHERE:  JC Cannon Fields on Wilmington Island    

HOW MUCH:  Pre-event registration - $30; day of event - $35; Kids’ race - $5

CONTACT:  For more information, call 961.8854 or visit

WHAT ELSE:  The 2017 Summer Sizzler is the only professionally timed 5K race in the Savannah area in the month of June. The course winds its way around Wilmington Island, and is mostly shaded through quiet neighborhoods. In past years, the race has drawn participants from all over the region, from novice and beginner runners to exceptional athletes of all ages. The finish line party is a family-friendly event that includes cool summer treats and a special awards presentation to age group winners. In place of traditional medals, winners are given summer-themed ceramic medals hand-painted by Horizons students.




WHAT: Landlovers Sunday Singles Golf

WHEN:  Sunday, June 25


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 clubhouse of the course played.




WHAT: “Operatic Soprano in Concert” 

WHEN: Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.

HOW MUCH:  Freewill donations appreciated

CONTACT:  Messiah Lutheran Church at 598.1188, Mon-Fri, 2-5 p.m.

WHAT ELSE: Soprano Jennifer Zetlan is internationally recognized for her artistry and captivating stage presence. She has been seen and heard on opera and concert stages worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, New York Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall, among others, as well as on Broadway.




WHAT:  Encourage Health Education Lecture: “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle”

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:  Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway


CONTACT:  Matt Clements, Director of Marketing, enmarket,

WHAT ELSE:  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required as a healthy lunch will be provided. To RSVP, visit For more information, visit As part of the program, a $1,000 Encourage Health grant will be presented to the Savannah Striders.  Dr. Robert Rollings, who will be giving the lecture, is a cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology and has completed a fellowship in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. He practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology.




WHAT:  4th Annual Summer Soiree

WHEN:  Friday, June 30, 7 p.m.; 7:45 p.m. - special ambulance reveal presented by Ameris Bank

WHERE: Savannah Yacht Club, 730 Bradley Point Rd.

HOW MUCH:  Tickets cost $100 per person and can be purchased online 


WHAT ELSE:  The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. 100 percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willett Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.  




WHAT: “Colors of the Island,” an exhibit of mixed media artworks by Elizabeth Slocum 

WHEN: Now thru June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays

WHERE: The Landings Company, 1 Landings Way North


WHAT ELSE: The featured May/June artist will be displaying her works at The Landings Company. Slocum uses acrylics and oils to start backgrounds and adds custom papers, glass, metals, and natural fibers and designs pieces of art that are filled with depth and texture. 




WHAT:  July Art Show at the JEA featuring the works of Marilyn Hartness and Edward Jones

WHEN:  July 2 thru 31

WHERE:  Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Vicky Lunick

WHAT ELSE:  Marilyn Hartness is a ceramic sculptor from North Carolina. She has taught ceramics in the Art Department of Wingate University for 20 years and her style of work includes fantasy, imagination and environmental statements about the importance of nature in everyone’s life. Edward Richard Jones is a sculptor. He works with wood that he gets from friends and tree services. 




WHAT:  Davenport House Docent Training Program

WHEN:   July 2017 (4 dates) 

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

HOW MUCH:  Free of charge

CONTACT:  Rebecca Bustinduy, 912.236.8097,,

WHAT ELSE: Docents lead tours and assist with programs for people from around the world who visit the historic house.




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:  Landlovers Marksmanship Club

WHEN:  Various times and dates

WHERE:  Hunter AAF Base, Patricks, etc.

HOW MUCH:  Cost based on activity

CONTACT:  First step: email  or contact Al Stiles, 349.9977

WHAT ELSE:  Visit for additional information. New shooters should take a basic class as their first step. Dinner usually follows afterwards. Come watch the first time if you’re unsure. Safety always first, then fun. Many times you can rent or borrow a gun to start.




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 2016-2017, which runs from Sept. 1 – Aug. 31, currently being accepted

WHERE:  Online at, select the Join/Renew option

HOW MUCH:  $20 per family

CONTACT:  Lynn Stevens at or 228.5383




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:  Calling Landings “Longdogs”

WHEN:  Dachshunds meet twice a month, late in the afternoon

WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina

CONTACT: Penny Farley, 598.4160




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.