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.


July 14, 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:  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:  Landlovers Sunday Singles Golf

WHEN:  Sunday, July 16


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, followed by social time in the clubhouse of the course played.




WHAT:  Ogeechee Riverkeeper Inaugural Moon River Race 

WHEN:  Saturday, July 22, 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE:  Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp (Butterbean Beach)

HOW MUCH:  $40 per person and includes a t-shirt 

CONTACT: or 866.942.6222

WHAT ELSE:  Water recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to show off their paddle skills and help raise money for Ogeechee Riverkeeper at the nonprofit organization’s inaugural Moon River Race. Contestants 16 and up in kayaks and on stand-up paddleboards are welcome. A 4-mile Moon River race will begin at 8 a.m. and a 1-mile Butterbean Beach fun race will kick off at 8:15 a.m. Award ceremony at 11 a.m. To register,




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

WHEN:  Now thru July 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:  Connie Haskett Art Exhibit

WHEN: July and August

WHERE:  The Landings Company Office (just beyond the North Gate)

WHAT ELSE:  Connie is a passionate portraitist and landscape artist. She studied for two years at the Cincinnati Art Academy. She has honed her skills by practicing art, studying in workshops and completing commissioned works wherever she has lived, including London, Geneva, the Middle East, Scottsdale, and, most recently, her native Savannah.




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:  August Art Show at the JEA featuring the works of Carol F. Cohen

WHEN:  Aug. 1 through 31; Aug. 6, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Jewish Educational Alliance 

HOW MUCH:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Vicky Lunick, 355.8111

WHAT ELSE:  Carol’s work has evolved from abstract/mystical to focusing on wonderful life experiences, memories and love.




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 Opening Reception

WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 4 – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Plantation Ballroom

CONTACT: Bobbie Vittery at or Susan Arraiz at

WHAT ELSE: Bring your calendar and checkbook for any activities with fees. Donations to support America’s Second Harvest Food Bank, either non-perishable food or checks, will be most welcome. Member/cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations not necessary.  




WHAT: Landlovers Renovated Home Tour

WHEN: Friday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Various Skidaway homes

CONTACTS: Gretchen Nazaruk at or Frankie Hale at

WHAT ELSE: If you are interested in being a docent, please contact one of the co-chairs.  Further details to be announced.




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 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: 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 Sept 1 – Aug 31 currently being accepted

HOW MUCH:  $20 per family

CONTACT:  Lynn Stevens at or 228.5383

WHAT ELSE: Enroll online at Select the Join/Renew option.




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 dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. 




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:  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:  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.