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.


March 16, 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:  John Alexander photography exhibit

WHEN:  March 1-30, with a reception on March 8 from 6-8 p.m.

WHERE:  JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. 

WHAT ELSE:  John is a well-known local photographer whose portfolio demonstrates his fascination and love for the natural world. His formal training is from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he received a degree in photography and graphic design in 1998. His images come alive with personality; personality that reveals a unique relationship between the photographer and his subject.




WHAT: Patty Frothingham, The Landings Company’s Artist in Residence for March

WHEN: March 1 thru April 30, 7 days a week

WHERE: The Landings Welcome Center, One Landings Way


WHAT ELSE: As the self-described “family chronicler,” Patty captured every family event for years. She and her husband, David, moved to the Landings in 2003 and the natural beauty of our island spoke to her artistic nature. First with a point-and-shoot camera, and later venturing into the world of SLR digital cameras, Patty spends hours at a time in her golf cart searching for the perfect shot. 




WHAT:  Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

WHEN:  Thursday and Fridays, March 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 at 5 p.m. and March 29, 30 at 4:15 p.m.

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

HOW MUCH:  $18 plus tax; Reservations recommended; Limited attendance

CONTACT: 912.236.8097,, 

WHAT ELSE: Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and participate in afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.  Length of program: 60 to 75 minutes.




WHAT:  Adaptive tennis clinic for intellectually challenged adults

WHEN:  Saturday, March 17 and 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Franklin Creek Tennis Facility, The Landings Club


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:  4th Annual Skidaway Island Community Hunger Walk

WHEN:  Sunday, March 18, beginning at 12 noon

WHERE:  Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 W. Ridge Rd.

CONTACT:  To participate in the walk and/or to pledge money, contact Lynn McLauchlan, 912.349.0234;

WHAT ELSE:  Choose a walk of 1, 2.4 or 2.8 miles in the Landings to help raise money for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, a locally inspired, volunteer-driven nonprofit food bank. Light refreshments will be served after the walk, in the Fellowship Hall at Messiah Lutheran Church.




WHAT: Jewish Women of the Landings

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Member’s Home

HOW MUCH: Free to JWOL Members

CONTACT: Carol Kramberg-Walker at

WHAT ELSE: Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb is the most recent of Mr. Rabb’s highly acclaimed works. The story begins in 1947, when Holocaust survivor, Yitzhak Goldah, arrives in Savannah to work in his cousin’s shoe store and starts to settle into Jewish life in Savannah. His new life is complicated by memories of his past experience and current observations of American Jewish life and the role of Blacks in the South. In the end, this historical novel provides insight into the challenges of moving between worlds and the people who enable Yitzhak to find a new home.




WHAT: Landlovers Grants

WHERE:, under “Philanthropy” then “Grants” for an application and more details

CONTACT: Barb Grispo - 358-0640 or

WHAT ELSE: All applicant organizations must be non-profit, with a commitment to volunteerism. Deadline is March 31.




WHAT:  LWGA annual member-member golf tournament

WHEN:  Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20-21, 9 a.m.

WHERE:  Oakridge and Plantation golf courses

HOW MUCH:  $48/person

CONTACT:   Chris Jones -

WHAT ELSE:  Don’t be late for a very important date! Get your partner and sign up online now for the Skidaway or Club tees; or sign up as a single at the Plantation Pro Shop and we’ll find you a partner. The deadline is Wednesday, March 14. Entry fee includes tee gift, prizes and luncheon on the second day. Wear a “Mad Hat.” The team with the maddest ones win a prize! Don’t miss out on this popular and fun tournament.




WHAT:  Telfair in Bloom 2018 — Save the Date!

WHEN:  March 22-24; Thursday, Friday and Saturday

WHERE:  Telfair Museums Academy and Jepson Center

CONTACT:  For tickets,

WHAT ELSE:  Telfair Academy Guild presents a vibrant festival of art and interpretive floral works. The Telfair Museum will come to life with glorious spring florals, created by local designers and based on the Telfair’s permanent collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, as well as “Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection,” currently at the museum.




WHAT: A Night of Comedy and Dance

WHERE: Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd.

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, from 6-11 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $30/person

CONTACT: RSVP to Pat Holloway by March 21 at or call 912.659.6351

WHAT ELSE: Enjoy dancing to the fabulous music by “Guns for Hire.” Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Bar opens at 6; heavy hors d’oeuvres at 7; comedy acts begin at 7:30; Dance from 8-11. Please dress in cocktail attire. The public is welcome and all proceeds go to Elks Aidmore Auxiliary Charities.




WHAT:  Laiken Love and Fellowship of Love Concert

WHEN:  Palm Sunday, March 25, 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Phyllis Albertson,

WHAT ELSE:  Join us on Palm Sunday, March 25, to hear the talented Laiken Williams and her band, Fellowship of Love, as they perform a medley of jazz, classical soul, pop and wherever the music takes them. She will be joined by Robert Saunders on drums and Eric Jones on keyboard.




WHAT: Marine Careers Camp  

WHEN: Friday, March 30, 1 to 4 p.m.  

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

HOW MUCH:  $22 - Registration and payment required by March 19 

CONTACT: Kayla Clark,, 912.598.3345  

WHAT ELSE:  Interested in a career in marine science? Curious about a day in the life of an aquarium curator, boat captain or scientific researcher? If so, this is the program for you! Meet other motivated young people while learning how to care for aquarium animals alongside aquarium staff. Program offered to middle and high school students.  




WHAT:  April Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance featuring the works of Karen Bradley

WHEN:  April 2 - 30; Artists reception - April 15, 3 to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111

WHAT ELSE:  Karen Bradley is a contemporary, figurative realist oil painter based in Savannah. Her paintings focus on portraiture and figurative subject matter. Her inspiration comes from people she encounters, their expressive qualities and patterns of light and shadow that reveal them. 




WHAT:  Red Cross Blood Drive, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Skidaway

WHEN:  Monday, April 2, 1 to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

WHAT ELSE:  Free bowl of chili to all donors!




WHAT:  Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron, 2018 Barbecue Dinner Fund Raiser

WHEN:  Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  14915 Coffee Bluff Rd.

HOW MUCH:   $8 each for dinner

CONTACT:   Ted Robertson, 912.921.1040

WHAT ELSE:  Dinners include barbecue, cole slaw, Brunswick stew and a roll. The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron is a non-profit marine search-and-rescue operation that provides hundreds of man-hours annually on various missions.




WHAT: Landlovers Croquet and Cocktails

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 4 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Landings Association soccer field

HOW MUCH: $5 per person plus an appetizer to share

CONTACT: Leslie Mathews at

WHAT ELSE: Sign up as a team of two. Landlovers members and their guests are welcome. Participants are limited to 60. Reservations begin March 1 and end April 9. To reserve a spot, send a check made out to Landings Landlovers to Barb Gallagher, 1 Heatherstone Lane. Include your email address.




WHAT:  LWGA “Golfing for a Cure” Tournament

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 24

WHERE:  Plantation and Palmetto courses – 9 a.m. -shotgun; Oakridge course - 8:45 a.m. -shotgun

HOW MUCH:  $100 per player/$400 per team; general and art raffle tickets: 3/$10 or 10/$25; purchase $50 by April 21 and get 3 extra tickets

CONTACT:  Maryce Cunningham, Tournament Chair,, 912.335.1717, or Anne Warhola, Tournament Co-Chair,, 202.841.6651

WHAT ELSE: For more information about Golfing For a Cure, visit




WHAT: “Landlovers in Bloom” Closing Event

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Plantation Ballroom

HOW MUCH: $38 per person for dinner and dancing

CONTACT: Mary Ann Horne at or Trina Sherer at

WHAT ELSE: Reservations accepted now through April 27. Go to for an order form.




WHAT: Landlovers Green Thumb Garden Tour - “Garden Spaces in Nature’s Oasis”

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $25 per person ($20 for volunteers)

CONTACT: Belinda Winters at or Reenie Herrick at

WHAT ELSE: If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Reenie or Belinda. To order tickets, print the order form on Reservation deadline is April 30.




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: 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:  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: 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: 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: 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:  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.




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.