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August 11, 2017
SEE WHAT’S NEW
WHAT: Join New Neighbors
CONTACT: Deb Werner, NNnewmember@gmail.com, 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 landingsnewneighbors.com 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.
EXHIBIT A…FOR ART
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.
RHAPSODIES IN BLUES
WHAT: Landings Art Association Group Theme Show, “Music,” including the Choice Award painting for July
WHEN: Now through Sept. 6 (M-F, 9-4)
WHERE: Merrill Lynch Atrium Gallery, 3 Skidaway Village Square
WHAT ELSE: The public is invited to attend the LAA July group show featuring Linda Blount’s Employee Choice Award entitled “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love.” Created in acrylics so life-like you’d swear Elvis Presley’s deep baby blues are staring right into your very soul. Elvis is definitely “in the building” for this magical show.
ART WITH HEART
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: Prize Winning Pianist in Concert
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road
HOW MUCH: Freewill donations appreciated.
CONTACT: MLC at 912.598.1188, Mon-Fri 2-5 p.m.
WHAT ELSE: American pianist Reed Tetzloff has won prizes at major international competitions, including third prize and audience favorite awards at the 2014 Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA); bronze medal and special prize for best recital in the semi-final round at the 2013 Tbilisi International Piano Competition; and first prize in the concerto competition in the 2011 Beijing International Festival and Academy (China). In 2012 he made his Lincoln Center debut with the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall and his New York solo recital debut at Merkin Hall.
WHAT: 14th Annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. shotgun start
WHERE: The Club at Savannah Harbor
HOW MUCH: $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf
CONTACT: Register at RobbieGolf.com or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912.655.1933 or Steve Proper at 912.660.8046
WHAT ELSE: Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For 14 years, his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life.
WHAT: Summer Splash and Salad Supper
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina
HOW MUCH: members free; $10 for guests
WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Island Boating Club’s Summer Splash Dock Party and Salad Supper will feature the area’s best chicken salad, Caesar salad and other light fare. BYOB and chair and come enjoy a splash of youthful fun. Open to SIBC members and their guests. RSVP by Aug. 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit skidawayislandboatingclub.org.
WHAT: Free Beginner Bridge Classes
WHEN: Starting, Monday, Aug. 14, 7 to 9 p.m., for four weeks
WHERE: Savannah Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Sandfly
CONTACT: 912.228.4838 or bridgewebs.com/savannahclubs
WHAT ELSE: Games are held in the afternoon and evening. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and classes.
WHAT: GO GOLD for CURE Childhood Cancer’s Gold Bow Campaign
WHEN: Deadline for orders is Aug. 15; September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
WHERE: curechildhoodcancer.thankyou4caring.org/gold-bows-savannah, select “The Landings - Christy J” from the drop down menu
HOW MUCH: Each bow is $25; Proceeds go to CURE Childhood Cancer
CONTACT: Christy Johns at email@example.com or 912.656.6404
WHAT ELSE: All bows will be delivered by Sep 1. CURE is dedicated to funding targeted research projects for children across the U.S., and supporting patients and families treated locally at Memorial Hospital by providing financial assistance, gas cards, warm meals, counseling, and much more.
WHAT: Yoga Relay, Party and Silent Auction to benefit Family Caregivers
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Outdoor patio of the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Dr.
HOW MUCH: $30
CONTACT: SavannahPowerYoga.com/workshops or 912.349.2736
WHAT ELSE: Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga, is coordinating the second annual Yoga Relay benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute as it supports unpaid family caregivers through practical hands-on skills classes, caregiver support groups, restorative relaxation classes, and access to community resources. Individuals or teams participate in a relay of 100 sun salutations, suitable for all levels of yogis. Registration is $30 per person and includes two adult drink tickets, appetizers, a silent auction and an after-party featuring tunes by DJ Leah Green. Sponsors include Visiting Angels and Service Brewing Company.
WHAT: Savannah VOICE Festival “Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)”
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 19, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E Broad St.
HOW MUCH: $62
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 855.766.7372
WHAT ELSE: The Savannah VOICE Festival 2017 Festival Opera, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” is the prequel to “The Marriage of Figaro.” An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center. Please visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
SWING INTO ACTION
WHAT: Landlovers Sunday Singles Golf
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 20
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 club house of the course played.
VOICES AND VITTLES
WHAT: Savannah VOICE Festival - Festival Gala Dinner
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Plantation Club, The Landings
HOW MUCH: $125
CONTACT: email@example.com or 855.766.7372
WHAT ELSE: After three weeks of great music, the Festival says goodbye with a special musical dinner on Skidaway Island. Please visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
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: 6th Annual Tunnel to Towers Savannah 5K Run/Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.
WHERE: Orleans Square in downtown Savannah
HOW MUCH: $30 before race day
WHAT ELSE: Register at www.t2trun.org or at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Ave; Donate at https://www.crowdrise.com/T2TSavannah2017.
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 Opening Reception
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 14, 4-5:30 pm
WHERE: Plantation Ballroom
CONTACT: Bobbie Vittery at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Arraiz at email@example.com
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 Virtual Gourmet Pantry
WHEN: Sep. 14 - Oct. 14
CONTACT: Beth Holmquist firstname.lastname@example.org and Linda Doeg email@example.com
WHAT ELSE: Come sample a variety of taste-tested specialty foods at the Landlovers Opening Reception Sep. 14. Orders will be taken that day and order forms will be available online through Oct. 14 at www.landingslandlovers.com. Order pick-up is Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Landings Association from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
GIRLS WITH GUNS
WHAT: Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 29; Registration at 1p.m.
WHERE: Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave.
HOW MUCH: $1,200 per team, $25 per non-shooter for the reception only
CONTACT: Ticket and sponsorship information: www.lowcountryannieoakleys.com
WHAT ELSE: Savannah’s Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Third Annual Charity Clays Tournament will benefit the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The day will include a driven bird flurry contest at 11:30 a.m., registration at 1p.m., a shotgun start at 2 p.m. for the 100-shot tournament, followed by an awards and cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m.
WHAT: Landlovers Bunco
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Landings Association Office
HOW MUCH: $5 (singles preferred)
WHAT ELSE: Bring your drink of choice.
HOME, SWEET HOME
WHAT: Landlovers Home Renovation Showcase
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
WHERE: 10 fabulous homes that been transformed with beautiful renovations
HOW MUCH: $35 ($25 for volunteers) to include wine and cheese reception
CONTACTS: Gretchen Nazaruk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Frankie Hale at email@example.com
WHAT ELSE: Order form tubed throughout community in August and on Landlovers website www,landingslandlovers.com via the Forms tab
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 2017-2018, which runs from Sep. 1-Aug 31 currently being accepted
HOW MUCH: $20 per family
WHERE: Online at www.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
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!
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 www.humanesocietysav.org 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, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (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.
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.
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.