Submit your event at least two weeks in advance by going to events.savannahnow.com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0314.
Optim Orthopedics information session
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8. Optim Orthopedics, 210 E. DeRenne Ave. Come and hear the most up-to-date information on sport-specific topics before the start of the new school year. Athletic trainers, directors, coaches, athletes, parents and other interested guests are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the registration form.
Smiles for Life
Through June 28. Godley Station Dental, 1000 Towne Center Blvd., Bldg. 100, Suite 101, Pooler. Godley Station Dental in Pooler will provide tooth-whitening procedures to benefit the Coastal Children's Advocacy Center and the Smiles for Life Foundation until June 28. The $209 cost is completely tax-deductible, as materials and services by Drs. Matthew Allen and Tait Carpenter are donated. The children's advocacy center provides free services to children who have been abused or witnessed violence. To make an appointment, call 912-748-8585.
1-4 p.m. June 8. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on June 8 at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America's most revered musical traditions. For more information, call 912-655-0994 or go to www.savannahsacredharp.com.
Basic Planning for Death
or Disability workshop
5-7 p.m. June 11, Aug. 8, Oct. 8 and Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host an event titled "Basic Planning for Death or Disability." This event aims to educate people on the basics of wills, advanced directives, guardianship and powers of attorney. The class will be taught by experienced local attorneys. There will be four opportunities to attend this workshop: June 11, Aug. 8, Oct. 8 or Dec. 12. The cost of the event is $30. To register, go to www.mediationsavannah.com. Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.
World Oceans Day
8 a.m. June 8. UGA's Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. The UGA Marine Extension Service will host hands-on education programs focused on the issue of marine debris and how it affects Georgia's coastal waters and the larger ocean. Join us for educational activities and door prizes for those who finish a treasure hunt.
Tybee Island Tour of Homes
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8. The annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes features a variety of colorful cottages, as well as historic and contemporary architectural styles. Highlights include an artful restoration of a 1915 Fort Screven storage facility, two 1930s-inspired cottage restorations and more. The cost is $30 in advance, $35 the day of the tour. Tickets are available at Gallery by the Sea, 1016 Hwy. 80 East on Tybee Island, or E. Shaver Bookseller, 326 Bull St. in Savannah. Tickets can also be purchased at the Old School Cafeteria on Butler Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day of the tour.
Free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery
2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 9. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bonaventure Historical Society will offer three free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on June 9 as part of its Second Sunday of the Month Tour program. Guides will leave from the intersection of Mullryne and Wiltberger ways at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Directional signs will be posted at the cemetery. A typical tour lasts about an hour. No reservations are necessary. For more information, go to www.bonaventurehistorical.org.
SCAD Museum to offer free admission to military families
Through Sept. 2. The SCAD Museum of Art is pleased to honor America's brave servicemen and women and has announced its participation in Blue Star Museums. In collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America, SCAD Museum of Art will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.
2013 summer camp
June 10-14. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Road. Looking for a safe place to send your child this summer? Join Overcoming by Faith Ministries for summer camp. It's time to move and keep in step with spirit. There will be live music, games, interactive lessons, field trips and so much more. For more information, go to www.overcomingbyfaith.org.
meeting and luncheon
Noon. June 10. Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County will host its annual meeting and luncheon June 10. The guest speaker will be Dr. David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands. Tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table. RSVP no later than June 3 by calling 912-238-2960, ext. 120.
Tybee Floatilla 'Float for MS'
3:30 p.m. June 10. The Tybee Floatilla "Float for MS," benefiting the WTOC Multiple Sclerosis Campaign, will be June 10. The cost is $30. For more information, go to www.tybeefloatilla.com.
NARFE Chapter 249 meeting
Noon. June 13. Carey Hilliard's Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn Extension. The June meeting of NARFE Chapter 249 Savannah will be at Carey Hilliard's Restaurant. The buffet will consist of several entree choices, vegetables, tossed salad, dessert and beverage for $14.25 (includes tax and tip.) The program will be given by Barbara McGinty with the Savannah Chatham Public School System, and she will be speaking on the troubled youth in schools.
7 p.m. June 14. The Booklady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Dan Kennedy will do a reading and signing for his new novel, "American Spirit," on June 14. Special guest, author and founder of the Moth Storytelling Series, George Dawes Green will also be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. For information, call 912-233-3628.
Skate night in
6:30-9 p.m. June 14. P.B Edwards Jr. Gymnasium, 101 Turnberry St. City Of Port Wentworth Leisure Services Department will host skate night June 14 at the P.B Edwards Jr. Gymnasium. Admission is $5. Children ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. No skateboards allowed. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 912-966-7428.
Free piano concert
7:30 p.m. June 14. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 W. Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. Pianist Crystalyn Snow will perform works of Bach, Brahms, Debussy and Chopin. A two-time recipient of the Three Arts Scholarship in Cincinnati, Snow has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in the Cincinnati and Indiana areas. Free childcare available. For more information, call 912-598-1188. The concert is free, but contributions are accepted.
Muriel Anderson in concert
7:30 p.m. June 14. Stewart Hall First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Muriel Anderson is considered to be among the top acoustic nylon string guitarists/harp-guitarists in the world. She is the first woman to win the National Finger-Style Guitar Championship and is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar NightÂ® in Nashville. The cost is $15 and $12 for Savannah Friends of Music members. Cash only at the door. For more information, go to www.savannahfolk.org.
of the Blind meeting
2:30-4:30 p.m. June 15. Thomas Francis Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County will host a meeting June 15 in the community room at Thomas Francis Williams Court. For more information, call 912-233-3798 or 912-398-5740.
Commercial High School
class of 1953 reunion
6:30 p.m. June 15. Elks Hall, Wishire Boulevard. The Commercial High School class of 1953 will host its 60th reunion June 15 at the Elks Hall on Wilshire Boulevard. The cost is $30 per person and dress is casual. For more information, call 912-355-3430, 912-238-9660 or 912-354-3304.
Church to celebrate desegregation anniversary
11 a.m. June 15. The Diner on Abercorn, 7202 Abercorn St. On June 15, children from the Agape Empowerment Ministries of Savannah will visit the Abercorn Diner for lunch. Fifty years ago, the children of Agape, being primarily African-American, would not have been allowed to have lunch at the counter. A guided tour of the Ralph Mark Gilbert History Museum will follow at 12:30 p.m. Call 619-253-2788.
Guardians in Action Car Wash
9 a.m. June 15. Vaden Nissan Hinesville, 1009 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Guardians in Action will be hosting a car wash to help raise money for its cause, "people helping people." Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to come and support a local nonprofit organization. For more information, go to www.guardiansnaction.org.
Fishing, food, antique autos
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. Join us as we host the Antique Auto Club of Savannah and the Dixieland Cruisers for an old-fashioned cruise-in. Also that day, there will be catch-and-release fishing and lunch at the lakeside pavilion. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle and there is a fee for lunch. Cash or checks only. Call 912-921-5460 or go to www.coastalgeorgiabg.org.
Telfair Museums Family Days
1-4 p.m. June 15. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Telfair Museums, one of the South's premier art museums, recently launched a successful new Family Day program, offering the opportunity for adults and children of all ages to enjoy hands-on art projects, story time, gallery exploration activities and more. The Juneteenth Celebration will be June 15 and will include performances and storytelling celebrating the emancipation of African-American slaves.
Heads in Helmets Fling 2013
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15. Lake Mayer. Come join us for a day of fun for the whole family. We will be giving away free helmets. There will also be food and entertainment. For more information, go to www.headsinhelmets.com.
Black 'n' Blue Ball
7 p.m. June 15. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Harley Owners Group Savannah Chapter No. 2689 presents the 19th annual dance party to benefit the Coastal Empire Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Black 'n' Blue Ball will be at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, at U.S. 80 and I-95. There will be silent and live auctions and dinner is included. Entertainment will be provided by 8 Mile Bend Band. Tickets are $25 per person at the door. Call MDA at 912-354-9576 or go to www.savannahhog.com.
7 p.m. June 15. Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Join us June 15 at the Savannah Golf Club for a wine tasting with gourmet food pairing. Bid on exclusive items in our silent auction and be entertained by Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase, call 912-350-1524 or go to www.memorialhealth.com/foundation and click on "Events." Proceeds support the life-saving services within Memorial's Level 1 Trauma Center, Critical Care and Rehabilitation Institute.
Father's Day Concert
5 p.m. June 16. Westin-Savannah Resort. The Coastal Jazz Association of Savannah Presents Jazz - Just Across The River! Annual Father's Day Concert with Kevin Bales, Beat Me Daddy and Eight to the Bar.
July 15 through Aug. 2. The city of Port Wentworth will host day camps for ages 6-12. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, skating, individual and team sports, life safety skills,field trips and more. One-time registration fee of $20 covers all three weeks of camp. Port Wentworth resident rate: $75 a week for one child; $130 a week for two children; $165 a week for three children. Must register for the first week by July 8, for the second week by July 15 and for the third week by July 22. Non-resident rate: $40 registration fee and $85 per week per child. Register at Port Wentworth City Hall, 305 South Coastal Highway. Fill out registration form and turn into City Hall. Call 912-966-7428 for more information.
Girls Basketball Skills Camp
June 24-26. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Alumni Arena, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a Girls Basketball Skills Camp on June 24-26. The camp is for second- through ninth-graders. Cost: $115 per camper before June 19; $140 after. Group rate: Five for $95 each before June 19. For more information, contact coach Matt Schmidt at 912-344-3110 or email@example.com.
Fathers Helping Mothers Father's Day Run
June 16. Daffin Park. Join us June 16 at Daffin Park for the 10th annual Fathers Helping Mothers Father's Day Run. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Pre-registration for 1-mile walk/run is $5 before June 12 and $7 after; pre-registration for 5K run/walk is $10 before June 12 and $20 after. Registration is free for children 6 and younger. Monetary donations as well as donations of food, beverages, T-shirts and more are welcome. Proceeds benefit Fathers Helping Mothers. For more information, call 912-755-3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. June 18. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Dot Bambach, president of the Ogeechee Audubon Society and long-term researcher at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, will present an illustrated talk on her decade of work with endangered wood storks. The program is free to the public.
Savannah Children's Museum's Splash Festival
Noon. June 20. Savannah Children's Museum. If you're looking for a great way to beat the Savannah summer heat, you'll want to come to the museum June 20 for the first annual Splash Festival. Bring the kids, their swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and have a splashing good time with all sorts of water-based programs and activities. Enjoy the museum's Exploration Station as it is transformed into a mini water park for a day of fun in the sun with some interactive education thrown in. Look no further for kid-friendly things to do in Savannah this summer. For more information, go to www.stayinsavannah.com/blog/savannah-events/first-annual-savannah-childr....
Savannah Summer Solstice Music and Arts Festival
June 21-23. Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail. Live Wire Sounds Inc. and L0VE MUSIC announce the first annual Savannah Summer Solstice Music and Arts Festival at Red Gate Farms June 21-23. This year, we are working with Survivor Glam Squad and the Alee Shrines Pirate Unit, which will provide concessions to raise money and awareness for their organizations. This festival will feature more than 30 bands, camping, cultural and art vendors with a variety of goods. This is a family-friendly gathering and children younger than 12 get in free. Festival weekend pass, including camping and parking, is $100; Friday day pass, parking additional, is $35; Saturday day pass, parking additional, is $55; and Sunday day pass, parking additional, is $25. For more information, email email@example.com.
Savannah Asian Festival
11 a.m. June 22. Savannah Civic Center. One of Georgia's largest Asian celebrations, featuring a full day of live stage performances, martial arts demonstrations, authentic cuisine, cultural displays, arts and crafts and educational workshops, will be June 22. The 18th annual Savannah Asian Festival will bring an entire continent of unique cultures, cuisines, performances and fun to the Savannah Civic Center. The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and volunteers work together to present this one-day celebration of Asian countries and cultures. For more information, go to www.savannahga.gov.
Coastal Cheer Cats tryouts
3-6 p.m. June 22. Coastal Cheer Cats is a competitive All Star Cheerleading team consisting of kids from all over the Savannah area. We travel around the Southeast to compete against other teams. The routines are 2.5 minutes of stunts, tumbling, dance, cheer and jumps. Accepting ages 5 and older. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrift Store opening
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22. The Manna House Thrift Store, 1210 Patriot Park Drive, Rincon. The Manna House Thrift Store will be open June 22. The food pantry and office will also be open. The Thrift Store carries a wide variety of items, from clothing to housewares to toys, at very reasonable prices. Proceeds are used to purchase food for the food ministry and remain in Effingham County.
Market at the Lighthouse
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23. 39 Meddian Ave., Tybee Island. Market at the Lighthouse will be June 23. Items for sale include pottery, antiques, jewelry, art and lots more. For more information, email email@example.com.
Opera stars recital
3 p.m. June 23. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull St. Savannah is excited to host two of American's rising opera stars for one dazzling performance: Lauren Snouffer and Mark Diamond, studio artists with the world-renowned Houston Grand Opera. They will sing a vocal recital of opera and Broadway favorites June 23 at Christ Church Episcopal on Johnson Square in downtown Savannah, accompanied by Tim Hall, music director of Christ Church Episcopal.
'Will Float for Food'
2 p.m. June 23. The Tybee Floatilla "Will Float for Food," benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank and Tybee Rising Tyde Food Bank, will be June 23. The cost is $30. Go to www.tybeefloatilla.com.
YMCA Gymnastics National Championship & Festival
June 26-29. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Savannah will welcome thousands of gymnasts, family and friends from all over the nation to the 2013 YMCA Gymnastics National Championship & Festival. Taking place June 26-29 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah's own YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been chosen as the host of this prestigious event for the fourth time. The festival consists of a three-day competition and Olympic-style opening ceremony. Opening ceremony will be at one of the most well-known attractions in Savannah, Forsyth Park, and will consist of dinner, carnival games, fireworks and additional activities to be enjoyed by the gymnasts and their families. For more information, go to www.stayinsavannah.com/blog/savannah-events/ymca-national-cheerleading-c....
9 a.m. June 29. Tybee Island YMCA & Recreation Gymnasium, 204 5th St., Tybee Island. Our first annual Dodgeball Tournament is June 29. All proceeds benefit our Priceless Gifts scholarship fund. Minimum of five co-ed players, and teams must have at least two females. Teams must arrive and sign in by 8:15 a.m. Registration deadline is June 26. Special team advantage for the team who donates the most items to the Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry. Registration fee is $100 per team. Go to www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/ymca/1st-annual-dodgeball-tournament.
Lucky Ducky Derby
Noon-4 p.m. June 29. Tybee Island Lighthouse. The Tybee Island Community Pool is a nonprofit with hopes of getting a year-round community pool on Tybee. Our Lucky Ducky Derby is June 29. Races start at 1 p.m. Adoption certificates for each racing toy duck are $5, or get five duckies for $20. Adoption certificates will be on sale at various businesses around Tybee or from Community Pool Committee members. Contact Cappy Birdwell at 786-4354 or Ritajane Eichelzer at 786-5882.
3 p.m. June 30. Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The annual Patriotic Concert will be at 3 p.m. June 30 at Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Get tickets at www.tickets.armstrong.edu or by visiting Armstrong Fine Arts Hall during normal weekday business hours. Regular admission tickets are $12-20, while senior citizens, military personnel and children or students may purchase tickets for $10-17. For more information, call 912-344-2556.
'Christmas in July'
2:30 p.m. July 8. The Tybee Floatilla "Christmas in July," benefittng the Priceless Gifts Campaign, Tybee's Mayor Motorcade and Tybee churches, will be July 8. The cost is $30. For more information, go to www.tybeefloatilla.com.
Masquers: 'A Company
of Wayward Saints'
7:30 p.m. July 11-13; 3 p.m. July 14 and 21. Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong AMT Masquers Summer Theatre presents George Herman's slapstick comedy, "A Company of Wayward Saints." A commedia dell' arte group wanders by mistake into the eye of an allegory. They are humanity, wayward saints all, who are far from home and without means. A nobleman may be their salvation if they can put on a good show for him. Surprisingly, the company chooses to present the history of man, from the Garden of Eden through everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way, they enact other wayward adventures, such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is a fine mosaic of life redeemed. General admission tickets are $10, with discounts available to military, seniors and students. For more information, go to www.tickets.armstrong.edu.
Wine tasting in support
of Habitat Savannah
5:30-7:30 p.m. July 11. Savannah Wine Cellar, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. Savannah Wine Cellar will contribute all donations from their July wine tasting to support Habitat for Humanity Savannah's affordable housing program. The tasting of premium wines is scheduled for July 11. For more information, contact Mike Jaeger at 912-355-9463. Parties interested in finding out how to support Habitat's work can contact Michelle Hunter, resource development manager, at 912-353-8122.
Telfair Museums Family Days
1-4 p.m. July 13. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Telfair Museums, one of the South's premier art museums, recently launched a successful new Family Day program, offering the opportunity for adults and children of all ages to enjoy hands-on art projects, story time, gallery exploration activities and more. Making Connections will be held July 13. Discover the Telfair's connections to New York and learn how to use personal elements to make connections to the world at large.
5K Summer Sizzler
8 a.m. July 13. J.C. Cannon Fields, Lang Street, Wilmington Island. The second annual Summer Sizzler 5K benefiting the Zoe Foundation will be July 13. 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and can cool down with live music, frozen refreshments, summer games and more! The cost is $25 for pre-registration and $30 for race-day registration. To register, go to www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2063074.
Immigration Compliance Issues for Businesses
6 p.m. July 18. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Human resource professionals need to know when and how their firms should use e-Verify and how to comply with I-9 regulations. Georgia Southern University's seminar explains the Department of Homeland Security's current approach to issues of possible illegal immigrants in the workplace. It also covers any new immigration reform legislation being considered by Congress and how it might affect local firms. Call 855- 478-5551 before noon July 12 to register or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Earn 1.5 recertification credits towards PHR, SPHR or GPHR recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute. Georgia Southern is an authorized provider of HR Certification Institute and other continuing education credits.
Guardians in Action anniversary banquet
6 p.m. Aug. 16. Club Stewart, 1020 Hero Road, Fort Stewart. We are celebrating our one-year anniversary in style. You are invited to come out and help us by enjoying a buffet meal, musical entertainment and prizes. The attire for the evening is business casual, so come and relax. Our keynote speaker is Hinesville Mayor, the Honorable James Thomas Jr. Along with having fun, you will have the chance to support a local nonprofit organization in fulfilling its mission of people helping people. Tickets are available for purchase via PayPal by going to www.guardiansnaction.org, calling 504-344-4269 or emailing email@example.com.
Telfair Museums Family Days
1-4 p.m. Aug. 17. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Telfair Museums, one of the South's premier art museums, recently launched a successful new Family Day program, offering the opportunity for adults and children of all ages to enjoy hands-on art projects, story time, gallery exploration activities and more. Near East Family Day will be held Aug. 17 it is a Middle Eastern music concert and workshop.
St. Pius X Alumni 2013 Summer Picnic
2 p.m. Aug. 17. Camp Villa Marie, 6 Dolan Drive. The annual St. Pius X High School Alumni Association Picnic will be Aug. 17 at the Villa Marie Center on Isle of Hope. The event starts at 2 p.m. with a catered meal served at 3 p.m. Recreational facilities will be available to all participants until 7 p.m. Anyone who attended the high school is welcome to attend. The tickets are $25. A special part of the SPXHSAA Picnic this year will be a program recognizing the Class of 1963 as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Tickets are now on sale to alumni and friends of St. Pius X. Contact Rex DeLoach, treasurer, at 912-238-0190.
Run for Jane
8 a.m. Aug. 31. Fort Pulaski, U.S. Hwy. 80 East. The Leukemia Cup "Run for Jane" is a 5K run/walk and kids' run in conjunction with the 2013 St. Joseph's/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend of events. It is named in honor of Dr. Jane Philbrick. The Leukemia Cup is a community coming together through a series of sporting events to help fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers, coordinated by the members of the Savannah Yacht Club. The Leukemia Cup includes 5K run/walk, golf, junior fishing, in-shore fishing, tennis, sailing, clay shoot, black-tie dinner and auction and the Luau for Leukemia. For more information, go to www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/leukemia-cup-run-for-jane-5k.
Screening of 'Chasing Ice'
7 p.m. Sept. 14. Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present the award-winning documentary, "Chasing Ice," as the feature film at the 11th annual Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival on Sept. 14. More information on the film festival is available at www.graysreef.noaa.gov.
Adult tennis lessons
4-5:30 p.m. Sundays or 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Lake Mayor Tennis Courts. First lesson is free, thereafter $10 per lesson. Loaner rackets available or purchase one for $15. Contact Phyllis Greene, Community Tennis Coordinator, prior to lesson at 912-501-9862, firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.savannahtennis.com.
Free Tae Kwon Do classes
5 p.m. Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club, 801 Brewer St. Free Tae Kwon Do classes are being offered at the Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club. These classes are for boys and girls ages 6-18. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean self-defense system. It is great for children because it teaches respect, self-discipline, self-defense and it is fun. It is offered at 5 p.m. every Thursday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday. Classes are taught by George Freeman, who is a second-degree black belt. Applications must be completed by parents or guardians at the Kayton-Frazier Boys & Girls Club. The cost is a $2 registration fee. For more information, call 912-443-9143.
Liberty City hosts bingo night
5:30 p.m. Every fourth Wednesday. Liberty City Community Center. The Liberty City Richfield Southover Community Improvement Association, Inc. will host bingo night every fourth Wednesday of the month beginning March 27.
13th Colony Sound Savannah Chorus
7 p.m. Mondays. Thunderbolt Lodge No. 693, 3111 Rowland Ave. The 13th Colony Sound Savannah Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Thunderbolt Lodge No. 693. If you can carry a tune, come sing with us! For more information, call 912-344-9768 or go to www.savannahbarbershoppers.org.
Rhythmatic Movement Fitness Classes
5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Dec. 4. 1802 E. Broad St. at 35th Street. GatorBall Academy Inc. announces its bi-weekly, G Ball Rhythmatic Movement Fitness Classes every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Dec. 4. Come out and strengthen your core muscle group with Larry "Gator" Rivers and Debra Hasan. Call 912-358-0521 for enrollment. The cost is a $5 donation per class.
Bonaventure Cemetery tours
Second Sunday of the month. The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on the second Sunday of each month. Tours are offered at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. These walking tours step off from the same spot, which is marked with a sign. Tours last about an hour and are free, but donations are welcome.
The 2013 tour dates are: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug.11, Sept.8, Oct.13, Nov.10 and Dec.8. For more information, call 912-927-6145 or 912-236-2705 or email email@example.com.
Patriot Previews at The Habersham School
8:15-9 a.m. Thursdays. The true culture of a school is best experienced during a personal tour. Tours of The Habersham School are available every Thursday from 8:15-9 a.m. by appointment only. This is the time to visit our classrooms, meet our head of school and principal and discuss our unique mission. To reserve your spot, contact 912-509-0540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbour Lights Dancing
Second and fourth Friday of each month. City of Port Wentworth Community House. If you are interested in line dancing or square dancing, call Larry O'Pry at 912-429-0492. Dancing takes place in the City of Port Wentworth Community House the second and fourth Friday of each month.
Bethesda Farm Stand selling organic produce
3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. This popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. For more information, go to www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912-351-2061.
Second LIFE Thrift Store
Saturdays. Second Life, 308 Central Ave., Guyton. LIFE Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a focus of giving people with disabilities the tools that will enable them to be more independent. Your purchase from Second LIFE will go for home modifications such as wheelchair ramps, door widening, roll-in showers and assistive technology. LIFE Inc. was established 25 years ago in Savannah. LIFE's service area is 11 counties. Donations of children's clothes, sizes infant to 16, will be accepted by calling 912-772-4162. No stains or tears, please. Monetary donations are also welcome.
Psychotronic Film Night
8 p.m. Every Wednesday. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or under-appreciated films from around the world every Wednesday. Whether extremely well-made or "so bad they're good," their selections are always rare, unique and memorable. Check their Facebook page for updated listings. For more information, call 912-232-4447 or go to www.sentientbean.com/events/view/1433.
10-11:30 a.m. First and third Monday of each month. Islands YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. MOMSnext invites moms to come, just as they are, to experience personal growth and practical help relevant to mothering during the school-aged years. Childcare provided upon request. For more information, call 912-898-4344 or email email@example.com.
Toastmasters Club Meeting
Noon. Tuesdays. South University, Business Building, 709 Mall Blvd. The Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays. Meetings are held at South University, Business Building. For more information, call Carol at 912-844-9139 or go to www.toastmastersclub.org/.
Pooler Business Network
11 a.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 U.S. 80. Come and network with us. All business owners welcome. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-308-6768 or go to www.topnconnections.org.
Forsyth Farmers' Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Saturday. Forsyth Farmer's Market, Bull Street and West Park Avenue. Farmers and local vendors will be at the south end of Forsyth Park. SNAP/EBT and WIC accepted. Free to browse. For more information, go to www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.
Savannah Women's Business Network
11 a.m. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Exchange Tavern, 6710 Waters Ave. Come and join us for our luncheon/networking event. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-572-2362 or go to www.pnconnections.org.
Weekend cannon firings
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, three times daily. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. 80. The park features the nation's largest fully functional reproduction cannon. Historic weapon demonstrations follow historic guidelines and portray uniforms and equipment of the Civil War. Cost: $5 entrance free, ages 15 and younger free. For more information, call 912-786-5787 or go to www.nps.gov/fopu.
7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 111 West Bay St. The Kim Polote's jazz trio will be playing the music of Johnny Mercer. For more information, call 912-721-4800 or go to www.ruthschris.com.
Thrift and gift store
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Elizabeth's Attic, 16491 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill. Jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children's toys and games are available. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, call 912-727-2664.
Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts
5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road. Classes in drama, brass, woodwind, vocal, dance, guitar and piano. All ages. Cost: $6 per lesson, fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, call Lt. Shauntrice 912-352-8366.
Women's self-defense classes
7 p.m. Every Tuesday. Elite Martial Arts Academy, Suite. 107, 1024 Hwy. 80 West. Sponsored by the Guardian Angels and the Academy. Cost: Free. For more information, call 912-484-3007.
4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Southwest Chatham Branch Library, 14097 Abercorn St. These sessions are filled with stories, songs, music and activities, especially for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, call 912-925-8305
4 p.m. Wednesdays. Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Road. Practice your reading skills with one of our furry friends. Ages 5 and older. For more information, call 912-897-6233.
The Quilting Project
2-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St. Learn the art, history and technique to making quilts. For more information, call 912-447-5711.
7-9 p.m. Every Thursday. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. (meeting room, lower level). Open to all female singers. For more information, call 912-598-3005.
Toddler Third Thursday
10-11:30 a.m. Every third Thursday. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. This program is designed especially for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both our permanent and temporary exhibitions, followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios. Cost is $5 per child with adult admission. For more information, call 912-790-8800 or go to www.telfair.org.
Housing Authority of Savannah Neighborhood Resource Center
â€¢ Job Readiness Counseling, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Fridays. By appointment only. In collaboration with Georgia Department of Labor.
â€¢ Adult Literacy/GED, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. In collaboration with Savannah Technical College.
â€¢ Basic Computer/Clerical Training, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In collaboration with Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries. Free and open to the public, all classes are at HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. For more information, call 912-232-4232, ext. 115 or go to www.savannahpha.com.
First Friday for Folk Music
7:30-9:30 p.m. First Friday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society, this smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly event features local and touring folk musicians. Recommended donation of $2 per person. For more information, call 912-786-6953 or go to www.savannahfolk.org.
5 p.m. Sundays. Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. ST. ALMO will have informal dog walks at 5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Meet at Canine Palace. For more information, call 912-234-3336.
Safe Kids Savannah car seat safety inspection station
9 a.m. Every Wednesday. Safe Kids Savannah, 420 Mall Blvd. Child car seat safety inspections are done by certified child passenger safety technicians. They will help examine child safety seats for recalls and to make sure the seats are installed correctly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 912-356-2160 or go to www.safekidssavannah.org.
8 p.m. Every first and third Thursday. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St. Come on out for dance parties at the Savannah Ballroom. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. All ages welcome. For more information, call 912-335-3335 or go to www.savannahballroomdancing.com.
Barbecue dinner and karaoke night
5-7:30 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (karaoke) every first Friday. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Dinner includes chopped barbecue, cole slaw, fancy baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 per plate. All singers invited to karaoke night, no cover or admission. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.
5-7:30 p.m. Every third Friday. American Legion Post No. 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Fish fry includes fish fillet, french fries, hush puppies, cheese grits, cole slaw and beverage. Cost is $8 per plate. Desserts available from the Ladies Auxiliary unit at additional cost. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.
The Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe
8 p.m. Mondays. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Improvisation show by Savannah's premiere comedy troupe, with bits of original comedy skits worked in. Cost is $5 (or what you can donate). For more information, go to www.oddlot.org.