THE NEW YOU
WHAT: Are you a New Neighbors member?
CONTACT: To join, go to the website and click on Membership, or contact Deb Werner at email@example.com 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 www.landingsnewneighbors.com 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
HOW MUCH: Free
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.davenporthousemuseum.org
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
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Mary Smith, 404.395.8691 to register an athlete
WHAT ELSE: Sponsored by Special Pops Tennis. See our website at specialpopstennis-savannah.com or follow us on Facebook at Special Pops Tennis of Savannah for more details.
HIKING FOR HUNGER
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; email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: landingslandlovers.com, under “Philanthropy” then “Grants” for an application and more details
CONTACT: Barb Grispo - 358-0640 or email@example.com
WHAT ELSE: All applicant organizations must be non-profit, with a commitment to volunteerism. Deadline is March 31.
MAD TEE PARTY
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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, telfair.org/bloom
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 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.
WHERE FOR ART THOU?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 912.335.1717, or Anne Warhola, Tournament Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.841.6651
WHAT ELSE: For more information about Golfing For a Cure, visit www.lwga.net.
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 email@example.com or Trina Sherer at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ELSE: Reservations accepted now through April 27. Go to landingslandlovers.com 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 email@example.com or Reenie Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ELSE: If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Reenie or Belinda. To order tickets, print the order form on landingslandlovers.com. Reservation deadline is April 30.
FRESH FROM THE FARM
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, email@example.com
WHAT ELSE: Enjoy a brisk 45-minute walk, taking in the beauty of our island and catching up on the latest Landings news.
BALLS OF FUN
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.
GOLF CARTS NEVER DIE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 863.632.1924. If the cart runs, they will pick it up and put it to work. Donations are tax deductible.
TIME TO SIGN
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 landingslandlovers.com, select the Join/Renew option
CONTACT: Lynn Stephens at email@example.com 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, 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.
WHAT: Landlovers Community Service Merit Award
WHERE: Go to www.landingslandlovers.com under “Philanthropy” then “Awards” for an application and details.
CONTACT: Maryce Cunningham at 335.1717, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
CARE FOR CROQUET
WHAT: Croquet Lawns at the Landings
CONTACT: Please email John West (email@example.com) 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.
WE HAVE A WIENER
WHAT: Landings Longdogs Get-togethers
WHEN: Every two to three weeks, as posted
WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina
CONTACT: Penny Farley, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ELSE: We are a lively group of dachshund owners who love to get together for dog fun...and a glass of wine!
IT’S AN HONOR
WHAT: Honor Flight Savannah seeks war veterans and volunteers
CONTACT: honorflightsavannah.org 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.
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. All proceeds benefit Elks charities.