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.


April 13, 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: 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:  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: Coastal Stewards/UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant  

WHEN:  Friday, April 13 - 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 14 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

WHERE:  30 Ocean Science Circle  

HOW MUCH:  $100 per person; Registration and payment required by April 6 

CONTACT:  Kayla Clark,, 912.598.3345  

WHAT ELSE:  Explore Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge alongside educators, resource managers and scientists during the Coastal Stewards workshop: “Barrier Island Ecology.” Activities include lectures from scientists, boat trips, an interpretive hike across Wassaw Island and a scenic picnic lunch on the beach. Program fee covers boat trips, instruction, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.




WHAT:  New Jersey Club Annual Golf and Dinner

WHEN:  Saturday, May 26 - 1:30 p.m. shotgun

WHERE:  Palmetto Course; Plantation Club for dinner

HOW MUCH: $5 per person for dues; Club Account for dinner


WHAT ELSE:  New members welcomed! Mail or tube check, made out to NJ Garden Staters, to Joan Resler at 230 Yam Gandy Road. Deadline is April 13. Include your club number for golfers and diners and your e-mail address for more information.




WHAT: Adaptive tennis clinic for intellectually challenged adults

WHEN: Saturdays, April 14 and 21, 2 p.m. 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. Visit our website at or follow us on Facebook at Special Pops Tennis of Savannah for more details.




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:  “Wind Instruments in Concert”

WHEN:  Sunday, April 15, 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

HOW MUCH:  Concerts are free and open to the public

CONTACT:  Phyllis Albertson, 441.7216

WHAT ELSE:  A selection of chamber music as part of the “Arts on Skidaway Concert Series”




WHAT: SIBC Dock Party

WHEN: Thursday, April 19 - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Delegal Marina

HOW MUCH:  Free to members and their guests 


WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Island Boating Club’s first dock party of the year. BYOB, along with your favorite appetizer to share, and pack the bug spray! Open to SIBC members and guests. For more information, visit




WHAT:   Barry J. Balleck, Ph.D., associate professor and chair in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Georgia Southern University, speaking on the topic “Violence from the Left: The International Origins of the Antifa Movement”

WHEN:   Thursday, April 19. Social: 7:30 pm; Program: 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway

HOW MUCH: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators, and active duty military and their dependents. $10 charge for non-members. 


WHAT ELSE: The Savannah Council on World Affairs, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Its purpose is to make available information, analysis, and strategic thinking about important international issues. Annual individual membership is only $40 and Family membership is $60.




WHAT:  Skidaway Island State Park Hosts Reptile and Amphibian Festival

WHEN: Saturday April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  Skidaway Island State Park, Interpretive Center

HOW MUCH:  $5 parking pass

CONTACT:  912.598.2300 or

WHAT ELSE: Meet amazing reptiles and amphibians, play games, make crafts, get face paintings, and do archery with a park ranger!




WHAT:  Savannah Earth Day Festival 

WHEN:  Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

WHERE:  Forsyth Park 



WHAT ELSE:  The Earth Day Festival is a celebration of environmental responsibility. It is one of the largest educational Earth Day Festivals in Georgia. It promotes environmental stewardship, sustainable local economy, conservation and health wellness.  Free workshops, vegan food, craft beer, live music, art, student activities, and more than 90 vendors and exhibitors.




WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings (JWOL) Reel Time

WHEN:  Monday, April 23, 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Member’s Home

HOW MUCH: Free to JWOL Members

CONTACT:  Annette Carnow, 

WHAT ELSE:  In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Reel Time features the uplifting, life-affirming film, “Nicky’s Children.” This documentary is the amazing story of Nickolas Winton, who rescued 669 children from the Nazis just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton never told anyone about his deeds, not even his wife. Fifty years later, she found an old suitcase in the attic with papers and documentation, and brought this remarkable story to light. See how one brave person of conviction, intelligence and action made a difference in this world. Please reserve your seat now.




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: The Arts at Messiah Gala Opening Concert

WHEN:  Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.

HOW MUCH:  Freewill donations appreciated

CONTACT:  MLC at 912.598.1188, Mon-Fri 2 to 5 p.m.

WHAT ELSE:  Roberto Plano and Paola Del Negro, piano duo. Italian native Plano was the winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition and Finalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005. Italian Del Negro made her debut at the Teatro Juvarra in Turin at the age of nine. She has received first prize in more than 20 national and international piano competitions.




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

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

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

CONTACT:  Belinda Winters at or Reenie Herrick,

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:  May Art Show at the JEA, featuring the artwork of Renee Fabrikant

WHEN:  May 1 thru 31; Artist opening reception - May 3, 5 to 7 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:  Renee Fabrikant was born in Savannah, and is currently employed at the United Way of the Coastal Empire. She is associated with her love of the beach and ocean, which inspired her shell-art made from handpicked oyster shells from off the coast of Tybee Island. Her love of Tybee and its raised cottages led her to restoration projects that received historic preservation awards. Her work is in many beach homes, and her shell art was featured in Traditional Home in June of 2015.




WHAT: National Day of Prayer

WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

CONTACT: Nancy Dancu, 598.0434

WHAT ELSE: Created in 1952, this day has continually united Americans from all socio-economic, political, ethnic and religious backgrounds, in prayer. Clergy and choir from six churches will take part. There is a nursery provided, with a reception to follow, with food and fellowship.




WHAT: Fish Detectives  

WHEN:  Saturday, May 5, 9 to 11 a.m.   

WHERE: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium 

HOW MUCH:  $15 per person - Registration and payment required by April 27 

CONTACT: Kayla Clark,, 912.598.3345  

WHAT ELSE: Dive into something fishy at the UGA Aquarium! Discover how to identify common species of saltwater fish and observe fish behavior in the aquarium. Make your own fun fish craft to take home with you. Children age 10 and above are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.  




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: Horseshoe Crab Encounters

WHEN: May 16, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

WHERE: 30 Ocean Science Circle

HOW MUCH: $22 per person; Registration and payment due by May 9

WHERE: 30 Ocean Science Circle

CONTACT: Kayla Clark,, 598.3345  

WHAT ELSE: Travel by skiff to a barrier island and witness horseshoe crabs coming inshore to spawn. Work alongside educators from the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium educators to take the measurements of the horseshoe crabs and observe the migratory shorebirds that rely on the horseshoe crab eggs for food. Children age 10 and above are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.




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.




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: Coastal Stewards Workshop: Landscaping for Stormwater  

WHEN: Friday, May. 18, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  

WHERE: 715 Bay Street, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: $100 per person; Registration and payment required by May 11 

CONTACT: Kayla Clark, or 598.3345  

WHAT ELSE: Discover how storm water runoff impacts Georgia’s waterways and embrace innovative green infrastructure solutions, such as rain gardens and permeable pavement. Create a preliminary design for a rain garden in your own yard or other site of your choice. Sponsored by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.




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: 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: 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 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.