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.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to host Paul Pressly
7:15 p.m. May 9. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Ships of the Sea, Gray's Reef, and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present "Coastal Connections," a free 5-part speaker series. First up is Paul Pressly, May 9 speaking on Savannah as a Caribbean town back in the 1700s. Dr. Pressly, who served as the headmaster of Savannah Country Day School for 20 years, will talk about the culture and attitudes that made colonial Savannah seem closer to St. Kitts than Virginia. Explore the waterfront community of sailors, sea captains, smugglers, and citizens in 18th century Savannah. Q&A and light refreshments will follow.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting
12 p.m. May 9. Carey Hilliard's Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Ext. National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Savannah Chapter 249 meeting will be held at Carey Hilliard's Restaurant Thursday, May 9. The meeting is open to the public. The program will cover the Georgia Federation Convention. Buffet will consist of several meats, vegetables, salad, dessert, and beverage. It will be served at a cost of $14.75 per person (tax and tip included). A short business meeting will follow the program. For more information, contact John Thompson, 912-927-1767 or email, email@example.com.
Free summer camps
June 17-28. 100 Black Men of Savannah are hosting free summer camps this year! A Summer Robotics camp for ages 9-16 will be held at AASU. The application deadline is May 17. For more information on the robotics camp email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sand Gants tickets to benefit Veterans
Local 40/8, Post 567 a non profit Veterans organization is selling Sand Gnats tickets for the game on June 5. The Savannah Sand Gnats will be playing against the Lexington Legends. Tickets are $8 a seat. This Game will be played at 7:05 p.m. Proceeds will go to raising funds for the organization. Tickets can be obtained by calling Mike Thorne at 912-655-4026 or Dave Willis at 912-667-5023.
Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House
4:30 p.m. May 9, 10, 16, 17; 5 p.m. May 24, 30, 31. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th-century tea in Davenport House's beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters in the garden. The performance requires guests to be able to walk up and down stairs. The cost is $18, and reservations are recommended as space is limited. For more information, call 912-236-8097.
Annual Consumer College
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9. Hellenic Community Center, 14 W. Anderson St. Learn how to be an informed consumer by attending this seminar. There will be special entertainment and guest speakers, including newly elected District Attorney Meg Heap. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free for Chatham County seniors 55 and older. Please RSVP to this event at 912-644-5968.
HSF Preservation awards luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9. Chatham Club, 15 E. Liberty St., inside the Hilton Savannah DeSoto. Each year, HSF presents awards recognizing Savannah's top preservation projects. Winners of these coveted preservation awards will be announced at a special luncheon. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Night of Champions
6 p.m. May 9. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the fourth annual Night of Champions set for May 9. The public is invited to attend this event that celebrates the excellent contributions made by differently abled adults who are employed, contributing members of our community. Local businesses that both hire people with intellectual disabilities and encourage other businesses to do the same will be recognized. Doors open at 6 p.m. and business attire is requested. Tickets are $25 per person or reserve a table for 10 for $250. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nightofchampions.org.
Free piano concert
7:30 p.m. May 10. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. Prize winning young pianist Fei-Fei Dong will perform works of Clementi, Chopin, Schumann, and Debussy May 10 at Messiah Lutheran Church. Dong, a full scholarship student of Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, graduated in the summer of 2012 from The Juilliard School and is now continuing her studies as a Masters student at Juilliard. The concert is free but donations are accepted.
Tim and Annie Concert
7 p.m. May 10. Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, Wilmington Island Road. Tim and Annie's emotional performance will inspire prayer, laughter, a few tears, and maybe even some dancing. Tim and Annie combine the original songs from their album with contemporary hits, traditional favorites, and new interpretations of classic hymns to create a truly unique brand of Christian music that is as exciting as it is moving. Child care will be provided for preschoolers. Light refreshments will follow the concert.
9 a.m. May 10. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-AÂ® LeadercastÂ® at Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah on May 10. It is a one-day leader development event broadcast live from Atlanta. Speakers include, Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator, Mike Krzyzewski, Head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA and many more. For local ticketing information, call Natalie Leggett 912-236-7423, email email@example.com or go to www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com/location/1902.
Lawyers Guns and Money Sporting Clays Tournament
1 p.m. May 10. Forest City Gun Club. The Savannah Young Lawyers, contestants in the 2013 Kiss-a-Pig Campaign, are hosting a clay shoot May 10 at Forest City Gun Club. Registration opens at 1 p.m. with trap/5-stand/skeet available. The tournament starts at 3 p.m. and barbecue and live music by the Train Wrecks starts at 5 p.m. The fee is $600 for a four-man team and includes 50 targets/50 shells per person, golf cart and after party admission. There are cash prizes for top team and top male and female shooter. To register a team and/or be a sponsor, go to www.adaclayshoot.org or contact Maria Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-353-8110, ext. 3091.
Savannah Sacred Harp Singers
1-4 p.m. May 11. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on Saturday, May 11 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.
Girls on the Run 5K Celebration Run
7 a.m. May 11. Savannah State University. The Happiest Run Around Town! Men, Women, Kids, and Jogging Strollers are Welcome! Come join us at the SSU Wright Stadium for a great race, raffles, kid zone, food, games, and much more! Packet pick up starts at 7 a.m. The cost is $25 in advance and $35 on race day. For more information, go to www.girlsontherun-ga.org.
Savannah Aglow Meeting
10 a.m. May 11. Comfort Inn and Suites, 596 Al Henderson Blvd. Liz Floyd, VP of Ministry Development, Southern Area Team of Aglow International will be the featured speaker at this months Savannah Aglow meeting May 11. This meeting will feature a free luncheon honoring Mother's Day. For more information and to RSVP for the luncheon, call Sandy Carcione at 912-921-5149 or Marilyn Paskauskas at 912-335-6623.
Containers for Cancer
Through May 12. John Davis Florist, 2430 Abercorn St. The Containers for Cancer program will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every empty container or vase dropped off at John Davis Florist, 2430 Abercorn St., from now through Mother's Day on May 12. In addition, for every Mother's Day flower order received, a $5 donation will be made on behalf of the Containers for Cancer program. For more information, call John Davis Florist at 912-233-6077 or go to www.johndavisflorist.com.
'Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Birds Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew'
8 a.m. May 11, 18, 25. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum, built in 1820, participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no longer remains. Topics will include the Great Fire of 1820, the yellow fever epidemic of 1820, Lafayette's visit to Savannah in 1825 and the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the United States in 1826. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden will follow. The cost is $20. For more information, go to www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
The Village Library book sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. The Village Library, 1 Skidaway Village Square. The Village Library will host a book sale May 11. The sale is of gently used hardback/softback fiction, non-fiction, biography, history, sports, children's, cooking/gardening, audio books, etc. Most books are priced below $4.
Gun law walk
The group Moms Demand Action - Savannah is planning a walk in Forsyth Park at 4 p.m. May 12. The group describes itself as a non-partisan grassroots movement of American moms who want action on common-sense gun laws.
Mother's Day tours of Bonaventure Cemetery
2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 12. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bonaventure Historical Society will offer three free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on Sunday, May 12, 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, and a typical tour lasts about an hour. No reservations are necessary.
Black n' Blue Ball
7 p.m. May 15. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Harley Owners Group Savannah Chapter #2689 presents the 19th annual dance party to Benefit the Coastal Empire Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Black n' Blue Ball will be held at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum located at U.S. 80 and I-95. Silent and Live auctions. Dinner included. Entertainment provided by 8 Mile Bend Band. Tickets are $25 per person at the door. For more information call MDA at 912-354-9576 or go to www.savannahhog.com.
Third Thursdays on Tybee
5:30-7 p.m. May 16. The final concert performance of the spring series of Third Thursdays on Tybee is May 16. The May performance will be with Alice & Albert. The performance will be held at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout.
Consumer information fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16. Savannah Technical College, auditorium. The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah Chatham County area will host a consumer information fair May 16. There is no charge to attend.
'The Next Frontier: The Horizon of the Human Experience'
5:30 p.m. May 16. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Holley Henderson is the founder of H2 Ecodesign, a consulting firm for eco-positive design in the built environment. This lecture will explore the idea that current green building thought equates function with performance metrics and life-cycle analysis and that form equates with the human elements of process, community, health, satisfaction, beauty and nature. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Lunch and conversation with Anna Quindlen
Noon. May 16. Plantation Ballroom, The Landings Club. Lunch and conversation with Anna Quindlen, a special Savannah Book Festival event, will be May 16 at The Landings club. Quindlen is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, columnist and 1992 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary. Quindlen will discuss her memoir "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake." The cost is $50 per person and incudes a copy of "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake." Reservations can be made at www.savannahbookfestival.org or by mailing a check to Savannah Book Festival, 1 Diamond Causeway, Suite 21-331, Savannah, GA 31406-7436. Please note in the memo area: Quindlen Luncheon. For more information, email email@example.com.
Preservation wine tour
6-9 p.m. May 17. Locations throughout Savannah's National Historic Landmark District. Tour some of Savannah's finest private homes and HSF award-winning properties and learn the stories behind the preservation efforts that restored some of these architectural jewels. Attendees can also sample featured wines paired with gourmet appetizers. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Beach Bum Parade
6:30 p.m. May 17. Butler Avenue, Tybee Island. This splash-tastic annual tradition on Tybee Island features a parade as well as an island-wide water fight offering fun for all ages. Spectators lining up along the parade route on Butler Avenue will be armed with squirt guns and hoses, as will parade participants on floats. Don't miss this family-friendly water fight, which has been a Tybee Island tradition since 1987. There's no better way to kick off the summer season on Tybee Island.
Groves High School reunion
12-6 p.m. May 18. Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Groves High School Class Reunion for 1971 and 1972 will be held Saturday, May 18, at the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Event cost of $15 includes pier/security costs, light picnic snack, and entertainment by Bobby Pierce and his duo "Clear Daze." Bring your own beverages. Only plastic, metal, or paper containers allowed on pier. Contact Martha Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
Revved up for Autism Car, Truck and Bike Show
9 a.m. May 18. National Guard Armory. The Kicklighter Resource Center, Inc. will be hosting its 5th annual Revved up for Autism Car, Truck & Bike Show on May 18, 2013 at the National Guard Armory. This event is being held to help spread awareness for autism and to aid in raising funds for Kicklighter Academy, an early learning center working to improve the life for children with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities. Pre-registration is going on now, so enter your vehicle. Pre-registration fee is only $15 and will be accepted until May 15, day of event registration will be $20. There is limited space available for vendors, if you are interested in being a vendor contact Robert at 912-355-7633.
Eagle Scout Reunion
6:30 p.m. May 18. Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd. Attention Eagle Scout Alumni! You are invited to attend the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts' annual Eagle Reunion & New Eagle Recognition banquet. Reconnect with other Eagles and help us celebrate the local scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout during 2012. Call the Coastal Empire Council office today to make your reservation at 912-927-7272. Dinner is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Coastal Wetlands Day
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18. Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Oatland Island Wildlife Center will have free admission for "Coastal Wetlands Day" to be held on Saturday, May 18. This day will offer visitors fun and educational opportunities to learn about Georgia's coastal resources with a special emphasis on coastal wetlands. The "Coastal Ark" from Georgia's Coastal Resources Division of the Department of Natural Resources will be on hand and open for exploration. For more information about the schedule of activities, call 912-395-1500.
Author book signing
1-3 p.m. May 18. E. Shaver Bookseller, 326 Bull St. Damon Lee Fowler will be signing copies of "Savannah Chef's Table" May 18 at E. Shaver Bookseller. Everyone is welcome.
Dolphins and Desserts
7-9:30 p.m. May 18. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. The Dolphin Project presents 'Dolphins and Desserts' May 18. The guest speaker will be filmmaker Hardy Jones. The public is invited to attend. For more information, go to www.thedolphinproject.org or email email@example.com.
Lowcountry boil fundraiser
6-9 p.m. May 18. Morningstar Marina at Bahia Bleu, 2812 River Drive. The Wilmington Island Farmers Market will host a Lowcountry boil fundraiser, silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle May 18. The cost is $25 per person. Mail your check to WIFM, PO Box 30482, Savannah, GA 31410.
Miles for Meals 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. May 18. Daffin Park. Senior Citizens Inc. will host its third annual Miles for Meals 5K Run/Walk on May 18 at Daffin Park. All of the proceeds will benefit our local Meals on Wheels program. Run, walk or race with Senior Citizens Inc. for a morning filled with fun, laughter and excitement for the entire family. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Daffin Park and pass through Police Memorial Trail before ending in front of Grayson Stadium. Food, drinks and awards will be distributed after the race. Registration fees are $25 through April 27, $30 through May 16 and $35 at packet pick-up and Race day. Packet pick-up is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah. Register online at www.active.com with the keyword Miles for Meals or at Fleet Feet Sports. For more information, call 912-236-0363.
Spring 2013 Rebuilding Day
May 18. Become a whole house partner or make a donation for May 18, which is Spring 2013 Rebuilding Day. Volunteers are now reviewing homes of more than 80 applicants who need your help. Please make your pledge to help preserve the most valuable asset for these homeowners so they may remain in their homes in warmth, safety and independence. Fix a house and change a life! For more information, call 912-236-2022 or go to www.rebuildingtogethersavannah.com.
SCAD to honor Francisco Costa at annual fashion show
May 18. Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The Savannah College of Art and Design will honor Francisco Costa, the women's creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, at the university's annual fashion show at 8 p.m. May 18 at Trustees Theater. To complement the honor, the SCAD Museum of Art will host an exhibit of Costa's work focusing on his spring 2013 collection. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. May 1 and can purchased at www.savannahboxoffice.com, at the theater or by phone at 912-525-5050. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 with SCAD ID for the 4 p.m. showing, and $50 for the general public and $25 with SCAD ID for the 8 p.m. presentation. Tickets are limited.
Sand Gants tickets to benefit Veterans
Local 40/8, Post 567; a non profit Veterans organization. We are selling Sand Gnats tickets for the game on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The Savannah Sand Gnats will be playing against the Lexington Legends. Tickets are $8 a seat. This Game will be played at 7:05 p.m. Proceeds will go to raising funds for the organization. Tickets can be obtained by calling Mike Thorne at 912-655-4026 or Dave Willis at 912-667-5023.
Jazz - Just Across the River
5 p.m. May 19. Savannah Westin Resort. The Coastal Jazz Association will host Jazz - Just Across the River on May 19. The guest will be Tony Monaco. The cost is $10 and free for members. For more information, call 404-997-3281.
Movement in the Park
2-5 p.m. May 19. Forsyth Park. Join "Movement in the Park," a health and wellness fair for girls and women of all ages, on May 19. Sponsored by Dawn Baker, Fleet Feet Sports Savannah and Nike, the health and wellness fair benefits the Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded every year to a Chatham County public or private school college-bound female graduating senior who has a chronic/life-threatening illness. Registration is $10. Register at www.dawnbakeronline.com/movement-in-the-park or call 912-232-6048 for more details.
Pre-K open house
6:30-8 p.m. May 21. Cresthill Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. Cresthill Baptist Church's Pre-Kindergarten School has been in operation for over 30 years and has experience in teaching a loving readiness curriculum, as well as social and structural learning skills. We invite you to our open house on May 21st or you may contact Fran Robertson, School Director, at the church for more information, 912-355-1505.
Evening at Skidaway
6:15 p.m. May 21. Campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle. The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present an informative and visual program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening at Skidaway" reception and lecture on Tuesday, May 21. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. with a reception at the University of Georgia MAREX Aquarium to be followed by the science talk at 7:15 p.m. in the McGowan Library Auditorium. The program is open to the public and admission is free. Seating is limited. Please reserve seats by calling 912-598-2325 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tybee Island Planning Commission meeting
6 p.m. May 21. City Hall, 403 Butler Ave., Tybee Island. The Tybee Island Planning Commission will hot a workshop at City Hall on May 21. The topic will be the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.
AndrÃ©e Iffrig lecture 'Urban Village Narratives'
6:30 p.m. May 21. Mickve Israel Congregation, 20 E. Gordon St. AndrÃ©e Iffrig, award-winning architect, community builder and professional writer, will speak about preserving a sense of place through ongoing community activism and urban narratives. Reception immediately following. This lecture is free and open to the public, and is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
National Maritime Observance 2013
12 p.m. May 22. Hyatt Hotel, Harborside Room, 2 West Bay St. National Maritime Observance Day is the day Americans remember those lost at sea and honor those who go to sea reminding the port community that ships carry more than cargo. Come learn more about the maritime connections, channel deepening and the importance of the city's port. Cost for lunch is $20 per person and reservations are required. RSVP to 912-826-0206 by May 18.
World War II Remembrance Program
12 p.m. May 22. Richmond Hill City Center, 135 Cedar St. The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is planning a special World War II Remembrance Program for our meeting on May 22. We are hoping to have as many local WWII veterans as possible as our guests that day. If you have any parents, grandparents, relatives, or acquaintances that fought in WWII, please invite them to come, so that we can thank them for their service. This would also include people who worked in defense industries at home during WWII, because without them, our troops and our allies would not have had the tools necessary to win the war. Veterans are free, all others $15.
'New Haven and the Fourth Age of the American City'
5:30 p.m. May 23. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Alan Plattus, professor at the Yale School of Architecture, will use New Haven, Conn., as a case study in American urbanism across the various periods of urban development, including speculations about the current challenges and opportunities facing American cities. All lectures are free and open to the public.
The Wrap Party: The Pearl of Preservation
6-9 p.m. May 23. Isaiah Davenport House Garden, 324 E. State St., and Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. Celebrate the success of the month-long festival by joining the Wrap Party: The Pearl of Preservation. This 1950s-inspired cocktail party honors HSF founders and their pearl of achievement, the Davenport House. Delight your palate with delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by Bonefish Grill in cooperation with Vic's on the River and Gigi's Cupcakes. Enjoy live music and dancing with the big sounds of Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Quintet. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Nonstop Glow Run
9:30 p.m. May 24. Lake Mayer. This 5K race will be the first of its kind here in Savannah! We will start the race at 9:30 p.m. on Friday night and it will be a glow in the dark race! We will have accessories, but feel free to deck out as you wish. Prizes for most glow. For more information, go to www.NonstopFitnessSav.com.
Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House
5 p.m. May 24, 30, 31. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th-century tea in Davenport House's beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. The cost is $18 and reservations are recommended as space is limited. For more information, call 912-236-8097.
VFW Post 660 Poker Run
9 a.m. May 25. VFW POST 660, 5115 Ogeechee Road. VFW Post 660 will hold their first annual Poker Run May 25. All vehicles are welcome in the run. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $10 1st Hand and $5 each additional hand. The event will also include food and live music by The Sundown Band. For more information, call 912-235-3001.
Silver Jubilee Gala
7:30-10:30 p.m. May 25. Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. Join us in celebrating 25 years of public Montessori Education at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy at our Silver Jubilee Gala. The party will take place Friday, May 25. Tickets are $35 per person and include hors d'oeuvres, music, dancing, and an open bar. More information and online ordering is available at www.savannahmess.org/events/silver-jubilee-gala/.
Savannah Mile Run
8 a.m. May 25. Forsyth Park. The 7th Annual Savannah Mile Run will be held May 25. This popular run will begin at Forsyth Park and continue one mile straight down Drayton Street, finishing on Broughton Street. This unique running event attracts all levels of participants, from children to experienced runners. The Savannah Mile will include five heats and feature a Fun Run Family Heat and five-year age groups. The cost is $20 through May 23, $25 May 24-25. To register, go to www.twohundredclub.org or Fleet Feet Savannah, www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?EVENT_ID=2093452&CHECKSSO=0.
'Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Birds Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew'
8 a.m. May 25. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum, built in 1820, participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no longer remains. Topics will include the Great Fire of 1820, the yellow fever epidemic of 1820, Lafayette's visit to Savannah in 1825 and the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the United States in 1826. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden will follow. The cost is $20. For more information, go to www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Jazz Series in Wright Square
4 p.m. May 26. "Jazz Series in Wright Square" hosted by The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday, May 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. featuring Ben Tucker and guest performer Jody Espina. All are welcome.
Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House
5 p.m. May 30, 31. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th-century tea in Davenport House's beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. The cost is $18 and reservations are recommended as space is limited. For more information, call 912-236-8097.
Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House
5 p.m. May 31. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th-century tea in Davenport House's beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. The cost is $18 and reservations are recommended as space is limited. For more information, call 912-236-8097.
Annual All Alumni After Party
9 p.m.-2 a.m. June 1. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The 3rd Annual All Alumni After Party is an event for all alumni of Chatham County. The night will be filled with be music, food, and fun! Partial proceeds from this event will support the community and student body of A.E. Beach High School. The admission fee is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and reserved tables are $200 for 10 people (tables limited). This event is for alumni 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased at Sigma Graphics, 4437 Skidaway Rd., 520 Wings, 2705 Bull St., Right Track, 6815 Forest Park Dr. Suite 122, on line at www.3rdannualallalumnirparty.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Tabatha at 912-441-2267 or email email@example.com.
Humane Society Doggie Carnival
12-6 p.m. June 2. Forsyth Park. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to host its 13th Annual Doggie Carnival Sunday, June 2 at Forsyth Park at the Band Shell. It's kid-friendly - bounce castles, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and fun contests like the Pooch Smooch. It's canine-friendly - so bring your best friend for Doggie Derby races, contests, and doggie ice cream. Plus, we're introducing LIVE music from some of your favorite local artists and of course there will be raffle drawings for some fabulous prizes at only $5 a ticket.
Tybee Floatilla "WIll Float for Friends"
9:30 a.m. June 2. Come join us for the hottest fundraiser in America! The Tybee Floatilla "Will Float for Friends" in memory of Frank Schuman, Sr. benefiting the Coastal Pet Rescue, Tybee Beautification Association, and Marine Science Center is on June 2. The cost is $30. For more information, go to www.TybeeFloatilla.com.
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.-4 p.m. June 8. As one of the region's most popular home tours, 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 1930's-inspired cottage restorations and more. The cost is $30 donation in advance, $35 donation day of tour. Tickets are available at Gallery by the Sea, located at 1016 Hwy. 80 East on Tybee Island, or E. Shaver, Bookseller, located at 326 Bull St. in Savannah. Tickets can also be purchased at "The Old School Cafeteria" on Butler Avenue the day of the tour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
EOA Savannah meeting and luncheon
12 p.m. June 10. Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah Chatham County area will hold their 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, 912-238-2960 ext.120.
Tybee Floatilla "Float for MS"
3:30 p.m. June 10. Come join us for the hottest fundraiser in America! The Tybee Floatilla "Float for MS" benefiting the WTOC Multiple Sclerosis Campaign is on June 10. The cost is $30. For more information, go to www.TybeeFloatilla.com.
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 TN. 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.
7 p.m. June 15. Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Join us on June 15, at the Savannah Golf Club for this exciting 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: $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 featuring Kevin Bales, Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar will be held June 16.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 & crafts and educational workshops will be held 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, Well-Fed, and Asian-American volunteers work together to present this one-day celebration of Asian countries and cultures. For more information, go to www.savannahga.gov.
Tybee Floatilla "Will Float for Food"
2 p.m. June 23. Come join us for the hottest fundraiser in America! The Tybee Floatilla "Will Float for Food" benefitting the 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Tybee Rising Tyde Food Bank is on June 23. The cost is $30. For more information, go to www.TybeeFloatilla.com.
Lucky Ducky Derby
12-4 p.m. June 29. Tybee Island Lighthouse. The Tybee Island Community Pool is a non-profit with hopes of getting a year-round community pool on
Tybee. In efforts to help achieve our goal we are having our Lucky Ducky Derby June 29. Races start at 1 p.m. Adoption certificates for each racing toy duck is $5.00 or 5 duckies for $20. Adoption certificates will be on sale at various businesses around Tybee or from Community Pool Committee Members. For more information contact Cappy Birdwell at 786-4354 or Ritajane Eichelzer at 786-5882.
Savannah Winds Patriotic Concert
3 p.m. June 30. Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Celebrating America, the Beautiful, the Savannah Winds of Armstrong Atlantic State University's Department of Art, Music & Theatre has announced that concert event tickets for its 3 p.m. June 30 Annual Patriotic Concert at Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium are now on-sale. Patrons may purchase tickets online at www.tickets.armstrong.edu or by visiting Armstrong Fine Arts Hall during normal weekday business hours. Regular admission concert tickets to the Savannah Winds Annual Patriotic Concert are on sale for only $12-20, while senior citizens, military personnel, and children/students may purchase tickets for $10-17. For more information, call 912-344-2556.
Tybee Floatilla "Christmas in July"
2:30 p.m. July 8. Come join us for the hottest fundraiser in America! The Tybee Floatilla "Christmas in July" benefitting the Priceless Gifts Campaign, Tybee's Mayor Motorcade, and Tybee Churchs' is on July 8. The cost is $30. For more information, go to www.TybeeFloatilla.com.
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.
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.
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 held Saturday, August 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. The event was organized by the Social Committee chaired by Essie Williams. 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 for the picnic are now on sale to alumni and friends of St. Pius X. Contact Rex DeLoach, Treasurer at 912-238-0190.
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.Â 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.