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June 16, 2017
SEE WHAT’S NEW
WHAT: Join New Neighbors
CONTACT: Laurie Milano, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 landingsnewneighbors.com 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.
HANGING WITH HOSPICE
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 www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery
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.
OH, THE HUMANITY
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.
SEINE OF THE TIMES
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 Richard.email@example.com
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 sizzler5k.org
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.
SWING INTO ACTION
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.
HITTING THE HIGH NOTES
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.
HEART FOR HEART’S SAKE
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
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Matt Clements, Director of Marketing, enmarket, MClements@enmarkstations.com
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 http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com. 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
CONTACT: www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or memorialhealth.com/summersoiree
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.
DIMENSION ON DISPLAY
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
HOW MUCH: Free
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.
WHERE FOR ART THOU?
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.
BE A DECENT DOCENT
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.davenporthousemuseum.org
WHAT ELSE: Docents lead tours and assist with programs for people from around the world who visit the historic house.
WIDER THAN A MILE
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 email@example.com or contact Al Stiles, 349.9977
WHAT ELSE: Visit http://savvygunfun.co.nf/LL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BALLS OF FUN
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Schuster, Kenneth.Schuster@gavilon.com
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.
GOTTA LOVE IT
WHAT: Landlovers Membership
WHEN: Enrollments for 2016-2017, which runs from Sept. 1 – Aug. 31, currently being accepted
WHERE: Online at www.landingslandlovers.com, select the Join/Renew option
HOW MUCH: $20 per family
CONTACT: Lynn Stevens at email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
HOW MUCH: $100 per plot; raised beds - $150
WHERE: Skidaway Farms, McWhorter Rd.
CONTACT: Jane Kollmann, email@example.com
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 www.skidawayfarm.net.
IN THE CARDS
WHAT: Landlovers Bunco
WHEN: Third Wednesday of each month
WHERE: Plantation dining room
HOW MUCH: Five $1 bills
CONTACT: Donna Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ELSE: Dinner (optional) is at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bunco at 6:30. Must be a member of Landlovers.
NEW IN TOWN
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 savannahnewcomers.com.
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 speechandhearing.org
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, email@example.com or 912.236.0363 x146 or register online at seniorcitizensinc.org.
CARE FOR CROQUET
WHAT: Croquet Lawns at the Landings
CONTACT: Please email John West (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
CERVUS WITH PURPOSE
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.
WE HAVE A WIENER
WHAT: Calling Landings “Longdogs”
WHEN: Dachshunds meet twice a month, late in the afternoon
WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina
CONTACT: Penny Farley, 598.4160
MEETING OF THE MINDS
WHAT: Stroke Survivors
WHEN: Third Thursday of every month, 4 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.
HOW MUCH: Free
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.
IT’S AN HONOR
WHAT: Honor Flight Savannah seeks war veterans and volunteers
CONTACT: honorflightsavannah.org 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.