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.


November 11, 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:  Adopt an Angel

WHEN:  Starts Nov. 17

WHERE: The Landings Company Welcome Center (Just beyond the North Gate)

CONTACT:  The Landings Company – 598.0500

WHAT ELSE:  Make a child’s wish come true for Christmas! Come in and pick an “Angel” from our tree. Every angel represents a child of a local military family and includes his or her Christmas wish. Our local military families sacrifice so much that this is our way of giving back to them. Gifts are due back by December 12, and will be delivered to Hunter in time for the holidays.




WHAT: Landlovers Sunday Singles Golf

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 19


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:  Sunset Worship Service Hosted by the Skidaway Island churches

WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m.

WHERE:  The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

WHAT ELSE:  All of the island churches will unite in thanksgiving to host a casual community sunset service. Worshippers should bring folding chairs to enjoy the sunset on the banks of the Skidaway River. Hot cider will bGive thanks to God in the beauty of this glorious community where we live and worship.




WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings (JWOL)

WHEN:  Monday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Member’s Home

HOW MUCH:  Free to JWOL members

CONTACT:  Diane Reitman at or Phyllis Aaron at

WHAT ELSE:  The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffmann, is a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas, about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissaro, the father of Impressionism.   




WHAT:  December Art Show at the JEA featuring the artwork of Bob Friedman

WHEN:  December 1-31; Opening reception - Dec. 7, 5:30 to 8 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: Bob Friedman is a Savannah sculptor and painter. The former administrator and professor of sociology at Antioch College, Friedman came to his new avocation in 1997 when he attended a “primitive firing” led by the late raku artist, Hal Riegger. Raku is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in tea ceremonies.




WHAT:  Pi Beta Phi Holiday Luncheon

WHEN:  Thursday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  7 Lakewood Retreat

HOW MUCH:  Bring $10 for the lunch and an unwrapped children’s book to donate

CONTACT:  RSVP to Becky Lowell, 598.7333 or 

WHAT ELSE: If you are a Pi Phi and would like to join our alumnae group, please contact Sue Souls, 713.502.6094, or Visit, for more information and a membership form.




WHAT:  “An Isle of Hope Christmas” tour of homes

WHEN:  Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church-Isle of Hope Community

HOW MUCH:  $30

CONTACT:  St. Thomas Episcopal Church- 912.355.3110

WHAT ELSE:  There will be seven homes on tour, a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.  




WHAT:  CCA of Skidaway December meeting – “Changing Tides”

WHERE:  St. Peter’s Church

WHEN:  Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

CONTACT:  Dave Devore, 330.329.6457

WHAT ELSE:  A chef’s perspective of fresh-caught and aqua-cultured seafood will be the topic of the CCA of Skidaway’s December meeting and seminar. Chef Kirk Blaine, owner of Castaways in Sandfly and The Howlin’ Hound on Waters, will discuss how the seafood market is driven by supply and demand and by local and regional purchasers and consumers, and how that affects availability and menus. Blaine and members of his staff will prepare and serve some of their favorite appetizers. Two lucky winners will each receive a gift certificate to Castaways




WHAT: Wine tasting fund raiser for Safe Shelter, Adopt-a-Family Christmas Gift Program

WHERE: Johnnie Ganem’s Rebel Room, 501 Habersham St.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 12 5:30-8 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $20 minimum donation for guests

CONTACT: Georgine Scott, 912.704.8655, or email

WHAT ELSE: Fabulous evening of wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffle 




WHAT: Landlovers Holiday Luncheon

WHEN: Thursday Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Plantation Ballroom

HOW MUCH: $30 (payable to Landings Landlovers)

CONTACT: Tube payment to Sylvaine Neises, 5 Moonbill Lane

WHAT ELSE: Phyllis Tildes presents “Childhood Enchantment.” Bring an unwrapped toy or purchase a book from Ms. Tildes to donate to Toys for Tots. Ms. Tildes’ books will also be available for purchase as gifts. Mail or tube a check for $30 to Sylvaine by Dec. 8.




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: “Rodin: The Human Experience” 

WHEN: Now 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: “Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern” 

WHEN:  Now 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:  Stroke Support Group

WHEN:  Third Thursday of each month, 4 to 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to all stroke survivors

CONTACT:  Shirley Nack, 598.7047

WHAT ELSE:  Following a stroke, a survivor’s anxiety, fear, and frustration can be enormous. We offer encouragement and determination in this group.    




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 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: 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 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: 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: 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.