Submit your event at least two weeks in advance at 

events.savannahnow.com, mail to Community Calendar, 

P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402 or call 912-652-0314.  

NOV. 1

First Friday for Folk Music

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Ssuggested minimum donation of $5. This month's show features singer/songwriter and former lead guitarist for the late Richie Havens, Walter Parks, and Nashville's Runaway Home.

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Masquerade Event

7-11 p.m. Nov. 1. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Join the Wilmington Island Farmers' Market for a glamorous evening of fun, food, drinks, dancing, silent auction and live entertainment from Benton Hill. Dress up and enjoy great food and entertainment while supporting the market. Tickets can be purchased at the market, by mail at P.O. Box 30482, Savannah, GA 31401 or www.wifarmers market.org/events.

NOV. 2

Battle of the Badges

11 a.m. Nov. 2. Savannah Christian School Campus, 1599 Chatham Parkway. Brown vs. Blue in a charity game of basketball. All proceeds benefit the United Way.

Woof Woof 5K

8 a.m. Nov. 2. This inaugural Woof Woof 5K Run/Walk over Pet Cancer will take place Nov. 2, with the course winding through Habersham Village and Ardsley Park. For more information, go to www.tailsspin.com or www.woofwoofrun.com.

Help Plant Trees with the Savannah Tree Foundation

9 a.m. Nov. 2 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Wilshire Estates Neighborhood, 183 Wilshire Blvd. Join Savannah Tree Foundation volunteers to help plant 100+ trees along Wilshire Boulevard and the canal. No experience, special skills or equipment necessary. Wear comfortable footwear and long trousers and sleeves. Call 912-233-8733 or go to  www.savannahtree.com. 

NOV. 3

Classical Guitar Recital

1 p.m. Nov. 3. Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Wright Square. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension will host local professional classical guitarist Brian Luckett in concert Nov. 3, following a potluck lunch. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Tribute to Barbra Streisand

7 p.m. Nov. 3. Congregation Agudath Achim, 9 Lee Blvd. Join us for a performance by a Barbara Streisand impressionist Nov. 3. The performance will be followed by a dessert reception. The cost is $40. Tickets may be purchased at www.agudath-achim.com or 912-352-4737.

Massing of the Colors

4 p.m. Nov. 3. Savannah Christian Church, 9150 Old Montgomery Road. The annual Massing of the Colors ceremony sponsored by the Savannah Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Savannah Christian Church. The public is welcome.

Live Oak Public Library Poster Contest Exhibit

Through Nov. 20. City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Live Oak Public Libraries will be presenting "Dig into Reading: The 2013 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest Exhibit" from Oct. 22-Nov. 20 at the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery. This exhibit will feature more than 250 designs submitted by students in the elementary, middle, high school and college categories from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and neighboring counties. In conjunction with the Children's Book Festival, the library is hosting a Young Writer's Contest. A reception for the winners, their families and writing teachers will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Gallery hours are9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact 912-651-6783 or go to www.savannahga.gov/arts.

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

4 p.m. Nov. 3. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Harrison Scott Key will read an excerpt from his memoir-in-progress and speak about his writing process and the particular issues associated with writing creative non-fiction. His work has appeared in the Oxford American, City Journal, The Pinch, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Swink, Defenestration, World and The Quarter Tone, an underground Calvinist organ. His plays and monologues have been produced across the South and in New York. He teaches writing at SCAD and chairs the Liberal Arts department. The lectures are free and open to the public.

NOV. 4

American Traditions Competition

Deadline is Nov. 4. The American Traditions Competition prepares for the 2014 season by launching their call for entries.  The competition's dates are Feb. 24-28, 2014 with the deadline for entries Nov. 4. The American Traditions Competition is a vocal competition held over five days in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. Over $40,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to the best of the best with $12,000 awarded to the winner of the Courtney Knight Gaines Gold Medal. Twenty-eight singers compete in front of five celebrated judges from stage and film through two nights of quarter-finals, one night of semi-finals and one night of finals. For full details go to www.americantraditionscompetition.com.

NOV. 5

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers needed

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Savannah area to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Services will be held Feb. 2, 2014 - April 15, 2014 at the Bull Street Library. For more information on how to join the AARP Tax-Aide team, visit their web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 (english only) or call their toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Nov. 30, 2013.

Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski Society meeting

6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5. St. James Catholic Church Meeting Room (enter through pair of doors east of the narthex's main entrance, facing the church parking lot), 8412 S. Whitefield Ave., Savannah. This is a meeting for individuals interested in Polish heritage and language in the Savannah area. New members are welcome. For more information, call Edward Krolikowski  912-598-4421, evenings. 

NOV. 7

Newberry College Choirs concert

7 p.m. Nov. 7. Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Wright Square. The Lutheran Church of the Ascension will host the Newberry College Choirs on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The NC Singers, a group of 45 singers of various disciplines, will present a program of "Longing and Comfort." Their portion of the concert will include works from the great Western choral tradition by Palestrina and Brahms, but also reach the modern era with works from other parts of the world.

An Evening of Island Music with a Southern Flair fundrasier

5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Moon River Brewing Company, 21 West Bay St. Moon River Brewing Company will host An Evening of Island Music with a Southern Flair A Fundraiser for the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs' Music Makers Steel Drum Program Nov. 7. Entertainment by Melvin Dean and Steel the Show. Tickets $ 25. For more information, call 912-233-2939 ext. 2 or ext. 6 or go to www,bgcsavannah.org,Click donate.

'Improv!'

8 p.m. Nov. 7-9; 3 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 p.m. Nov.14-16; 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD's popular improvisation show "IMPROV!" returns Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, to Mondanaro Theater. Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe of SCAD students recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 with student, senior or military ID; and $5 with a valid SCAD ID.  The Thursday, Nov. 7 performance is free with valid SCAD ID.  To reserve tickets and for more information, log onto www.savannahboxoffice.com or call 912-525-5050.

HSF to present Lecture, Trolley Tour

6 p.m. Nov. 7. Trolleys depart from the Harvest Church of the Nazarene, 5995 Waters Ave. This lecture, presented by HSF and the Kensington Park Community Association and sponsored by Austin Hill Realty, will begin with a trolley tour of the Kensington Park and Groveland neighborhoods. On the tour, Bob Ciucevich will speak about the significance of the history and architecture in this up-and-coming National Register Historic District. Afterward, Community Association president Pam Miller will speak about what it means to live in a historic district. This lecture, part of the 2013 Preservation Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Danielle Meunier at dmeunier@myHSF.org or call 912-233-7787. 

Brews & Bites

6 p.m. Nov. 7. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway. Brews & Bites is your chance to taste local beer and food pairings and interact with the brewers. Relax in a community picnic atmosphere while discovering many new local food projects, such as Forsyth Farmers Market's new grant to create a mobile market. Tickets are $30 or $25 for Friends of Georgia State Parks Members. Ticket price includes the parking pass. Suitable for ages 21 and older. For more information, go to www.gastateparks.givezooks.com/.

'Gitanos, Bailarinas and Toreros: Robert Henri's Spanish Types'

6 p.m. Nov. 7. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Lecture by Holly Koons McCullough, former Telfair director of collections and exhibitions, gives insight into the Spanish Sojourns exhibition. Light reception follows. $5 students/$12 adults/free to members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

NOV. 8

Annual Pasta on the Park

4-9 p.m. Nov. 8. American Legion Ballroom, 1108 Bull St. Please join us on Nov. 8 at American Legion Ballroom for the 3rd Annual Pasta on the Park benefiting Liam's Land Organization (501c3) for lymphatic malformation. Proceeds from the dinner go to medical research institutes working to cure Lymphatic Malformation. For more information, go to www.liamsland.org.

NOV. 9

GnomeCon family game day

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9. Saint Leo University located at 7426 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Suite A. GnomeCon will be sponsoring a game day on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Saint Leo University. Planned games include Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Alhambra, Command and Colors, Lord of the Rings mini battles, Bolt Action WWII Skirmish, and Swatters, a bug hunt game by Ganesha Games. The event is free to the public. GnomeCon asks for a $5 donation, which will benefit the Live Oak Public Library, their charity of choice. For more information, go to www.gnomecon.org. 

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

1-4 p.m. Nov. 9. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Faith Primitive Baptist Church in Savannah. All are welcome to participate in America's original roots music. For more information dial 912-655-0994 or go to www.savannahsacredharp.com.

S.H.A.D.O.W.S. annual dinner and dance

7 p.m. Nov. 9. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. S.H.A.D.O.W.S. annual dinner and dance Nov. 9. Reception is from 7-8 p.m. and dance begins at 8 p.m. The theme is 'Phantom of the Opera.' The cost is $25 per person or $250 reserved VIP tables. For more information, call Debbie Moore at 912-661-0439.

Strides to Rides Charity Walk

11 a.m. Nov. 9. Lake Mayer. Registration and activities (such as duck pond and face painting) will begin at 11 a.m. and the walk will begin at noon. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. T-shirts and lunch are included with registration. Teams are encouraged and the biggest rider team pre-registered (with at least 10 members) gets a free session and the biggest non-rider team pre-registered (with at least 10 members) gets a $100 restaurant gift card. Sponsorship is welcomed and needed by Oct. 14 to assure advertising.

'Improv!'

8 p.m. Nov. 7-9; 3 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 p.m. Nov.14-16; 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD's popular improvisation show "IMPROV!" returns Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, to Mondanaro Theater. Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe of SCAD students recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 with student, senior or military ID; and $5 with a valid SCAD ID.  The Thursday, Nov. 7 performance is free with valid SCAD ID.  To reserve tickets and for more information, log onto www.savannahboxoffice.com or call 912-525-5050.

Candy buy-back for the troops

Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 9. Towne Lake Dental Group, 125 Southern Junction Blvd. Suite 701, Pooler. Towne Lake Dental Group will host a candy buy-back for the troops Nov. 9. All the candy will be shipped to the troops. For more information, call 912-330-4545.

Pirate Preview Open House

8:30 a.m.-noon. Nov. 9. Armstrong Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University announces Pirate Preview Open House. Potential students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, learn about admission and financial aid, as well as tour the campus and residential areas. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

NOV. 10

Joyce Harrison Memorial Bicycle Poker Run

12 p.m. Nov. 10. Doc's Bar, 10 Tybrisa St., Tybee Island. Peddle around the island and visit Tybee's famous hangouts. You don't need to be a card shark to play. Prizes will be awarded for the highest and lowest hand. Raffle, food and musical entertainment by The Accomplices. Poker run registration is from noon to 2 p.m. at Doc's Bar. This event will raise funds for The Lynn Bishop Mammogram Fund at the Anderson Cancer Institute / Memorial Medical Center. $25 donation per player also includes t shirt and goody bag.

'Improv!'

3 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 p.m. Nov.14-16; 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD's popular improvisation show "IMPROV!" returns Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, to Mondanaro Theater. Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe of SCAD students recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 with student, senior or military ID; and $5 with a valid SCAD ID.  The Thursday, Nov. 7 performance is free with valid SCAD ID.  To reserve tickets and for more information, log onto www.savannahboxoffice.com or call 912-525-5050.

Fundraiser for St. Peter's Episcopal Church

6 p.m. Nov. 10. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. Noche de España- Tapas and Jazz with Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Jazz Quintet will be held Sunday, Nov 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island. Inspired by Ralph Mitchell, this is the major fundraiser for St. Peter's Youth Pilgrimage to Spain. To download the signup form go to www.goo.gl/HN6jlr and for more information go to www.stpeterssav.org search keyword "noche".

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

4 p.m. Nov. 10. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. In this lecture, Weihua Zhang will share her childhood memories of living through a turbulent China, including the Anti-Rightist Movement, Great Leap Forward, Three-Year Famine and Cultural Revolution. These early memories are partially told in her 2012 non-fiction book, "Dream Variations: A Journey Across Two Continents." Weihua Zhang teaches composition and literature classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The lectures are free and open to the public.

NOV. 11

Veteran's Day Dinner

5-7 p.m. Nov. 11. South Effingham High School, 1220 Noel C. Conaway Road. South Effingham High School NJROTC will be hosting a Veteran's Day Dinner on Nov. 11 in the school cafeteria. Any veteran and a guest are invited for a free Italian dinner and entertainment. Come enjoy a meal served by the Cadets and the company of your fellow Veterans to honor your service to our great country. 

NOV. 12

Live Oak Public Library Poster Contest Exhibit

Through Nov. 20. City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Live Oak Public Libraries will be presenting "Dig into Reading: The 2013 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest Exhibit" from Oct. 22-Nov. 20 at the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery. This exhibit will feature more than 250 designs submitted by students in the elementary, middle, high school and college categories from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and neighboring counties. In conjunction with the Children's Book Festival, the library is hosting a Young Writer's Contest. A reception for the winners, their families and writing teachers will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Gallery hours are9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact 912-651-6783 or go to www.savannahga.gov/arts.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers needed

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Savannah area to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Services will be held Feb. 2, 2014 - April 15, 2014 at the Bull Street Library. For more information on how to join the AARP Tax-Aide team, visit their web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 (english only) or call their toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Nov. 30, 2013.

Salsa dance lessons

6 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19; Dec. 3. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Professional dancer Austin Williams will teach salsa to students of all levels, beginner to expert. Lessons take place in the Telfair Academy rotunda. Participants may attend the three-lesson block or drop in to take one or two lessons. Price per lesson: $10 non-members/$5 Telfair members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

NOV. 13

Holly Days Bazaar

Nov. 13-14. The St. John's Episcopal Church Women invite you to the 2013 Holly Days Bazaar on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13 and 14. The festivities begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with shopping for crafts and garden specialties until 2: p.m. Lunch is served Wednesday and Thursday in the Green-Meldrim House from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A silent auction featuring exciting trips, gifts, wines, and parties is open for bidding each day in the Green-Meldrim house from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Thursday, the White Elephant Sale and Treasure Room will open in the Christian education building, Cranmer Hall, located at the corner of Charlton and Whitaker Streets.  Raffle tickets are sold both days for an elegant 7-course Candlelight Dinner in the Green-Meldrim House. The drawing for this fabulous prize is held at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Wine and cheese reception

5-7 p.m. Nov. 13. Hoskins Center at Memorial Hospital. Please join the board in honoring President, J.E. "Jerry" Wilson's election to "Chairman Emeritus" of Reed House Nov. 13 at the Hoskins Center. Reed House provides opportunities in training, education, employment and housing for adults challenged by mental illnesses. Reservations are requested at 912-777-4108.

NOV. 14

"Starting a New Food Business in Georgia" seminar

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Bethel Bur-Ton Conference Center, 2 Canebreak Road. The Chatham County Cooperative Extension Service in conjunction with the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development is sponsoring a one day seminar entitled "Starting a New Food Business in Georgia" that will cover a range of topics designed to help you decide if starting and running a small food business might be for you. Bring samples of your product to get advice and suggestions from the experts! Registration is required the cost is $100. For more information, 912-652-7981 or register at the Chatham County Extension Office, 124 Bull St., Suite 120.

Dancing with Savannah Stars Competition

7 p.m. Nov. 14. The Lucas Theater. On Thursday, Nov. 14 our sixth annual Dancing with Savannah Stars will showcase "hidden" ballroom dance talents of our very own local celebrities who have trained with professional ballroom dancers for 10 weeks to perform at the grand finale held at the Lucas Theatre at 7 p.m. Additionally, these local Savannah Stars are raising dollars to support programming for local, innocent abused and neglected children that become entangled in the foster care system. The goal for the event is to raise $80,000. This year's host for the event is Sonny Dixon of WTOC-TV. The judges for the evening are Savannah performer Lady Chablis, local magician Magic Marc and professional ballroom dancer, Amber Reich. Support Savannah/Chatham CASA and your favorite dancer by voting or purchasing a ticket and learning more information about the event at www.savannahcasa.kintera.org/dwss6.

'Improv!'

8 p.m. Nov.14-16; 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD's popular improvisation show "IMPROV!" returns Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, to Mondanaro Theater. Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe of SCAD students recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 with student, senior or military ID; and $5 with a valid SCAD ID.  The Thursday, Nov. 7 performance is free with valid SCAD ID.  To reserve tickets and for more information, log onto www.savannahboxoffice.com or call 912-525-5050.

A Moveable Feast lecture series

6 p.m. Nov. 14. The Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Liberal Arts announces a year-long lecture series, "A Moveable Feast." The series will feature monthly lectures and performances by distinguished Armstrong faculty. The speaker Nov. 14 will be Lauren Mason, assistant professor of literature and African American studies, speaking on "To Be Beautiful in Light: The Role of Photography in Shaping the Modern Black Identity." All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

NOV. 16

SMA Angels Charity Ball

6 p.m. Nov. 16. Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. The SMA Angels Charity Inc., a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is pleased to present the 16th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball on Saturday, Nov. 16. Guests will enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with live entertainment by the Swingin' Medallions band, dinner music provided by Roger Widener and a silent and live auction with auctioneer Matt Mattingly. Individual tickets are $80, and various sponsorship levels are available. All proceeds benefit the fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy and help support local families. For more information about SMA Angels Charity and to order tickets, go to www.smaangels.org, call 912-727-4SMA or email smacharity@aol.com. 

'Improv!'

8 p.m. Nov.14-16; 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD's popular improvisation show "IMPROV!" returns Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, to Mondanaro Theater. Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe of SCAD students recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 with student, senior or military ID; and $5 with a valid SCAD ID.  The Thursday, Nov. 7 performance is free with valid SCAD ID.  To reserve tickets and for more information, log onto www.savannahboxoffice.com or call 912-525-5050.

The Blacklight Extravaganza

6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Alpha & Omega Worship Center, 4906 Pineland Drive, Garden City. The Blacklight Extravaganza is coming to Garden City. This popular presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Alpha & Omega Worship Center. All ages enjoy the show, from the youngest to the oldest,  which features human-sized puppets, drama, light show, flags and dance with musical instruments, streamers and signs. The blacklight feature gives a striking effect that is very mesmerizing. Admission is free.

5K and 10K Memorial Race

8:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Waterways Township in Richmond Hill. The Matthew Freeman Project will be hosting its fourth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5K and 10K on Nov. 16 at Waterways Township in Richmond Hill. There will also be inflatables and a 1K fun run for children and senior citizens. For more information, go to  www.freemanproject.org.

Telfair Art Fair

Nov. 16-17. Telfair Square. Arty Party, the opening night preview event, will be Nov.15. This popular Southern open-air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families, and is open to artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines, including painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber and mixed media. Eighty artists will be selected for the 19th annual Telfair Art Fair, and $12,000 in prizes will be awarded. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

Children's Book Festival

Nov. 16. Forsyth Park. The 10th annual festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children's book authors and illustrators from around the country. The free festival will also include dozens of authors and illustrators from throughout the Lowcountry and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an international tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area and a variety of food and entertainment. Learn more at www.liveoakpl.org/scbf.

Savannah Children's Choir presents 'A Night in Vienna'

5:30 p.m. Nov. 16. On Nov. 16, the Savannah Children's Choir, James Daly and Mary & Howard Morrison present "A Night in Vienna" at the SCAD Museum. Sponsored by Barbara & Mike Ruddy and the Waters Foundation, the event features guest artistic director and Metropolitan Opera bass/baritone Keith Miller and friends presenting a night of the best of Viennese opera. Tickets are $100 each, and are available on the SCC website, www.savannahchoir.org by clicking on the blue "Purchase Tickets" button. For more information, call 912-228-4758.

NOV. 17

Pool Tournament for Literacy

1-6 p.m. Nov. 17. Southside Billiard Club. Royce Learning Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Pool Tournament for Literacy. The event will be held at the Southside Billiard Club on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1-6 p.m. The event is a scotch doubles, round-robin format and includes a prize drawings and award to the winning team. Royce needs amateur pool players. Teams consist of 2 players. Team registration fee is $40. Register at www.pooltournament2013.eventbrite.com or call 912-354-4047. All funds raised benefit the Adult Literacy Program at Royce Learning Center. For more information, call Maggie Keenan at 912-354-4047.

'Improv!'

3 p.m. Nov. 17. Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD's popular improvisation show "IMPROV!" returns Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, to Mondanaro Theater. Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe of SCAD students recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 with student, senior or military ID; and $5 with a valid SCAD ID.  The Thursday, Nov. 7 performance is free with valid SCAD ID.  To reserve tickets and for more information, log onto www.savannahboxoffice.com or call 912-525-5050.

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

4 p.m. Nov. 17. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Joanna Dasher is the executive director of DEEP Kids, a local nonprofit which teaches creative writing workshops in every Savannah-Chatham Public Schools middle school. She will discuss the organization's mission and successes, and several DEEP students will read from original stories, poems and non-fiction they created in the workshop. Prior to joining the DEEP staff, Dasher graduated from West Point and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. The lectures are free and open to the public.

NOV. 18

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers needed

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Savannah area to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Services will be held Feb. 2, 2014 - April 15, 2014 at the Bull Street Library. For more information on how to join the AARP Tax-Aide team, visit their web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 (english only) or call their toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Nov. 30, 2013.

Spanish Sojourns Free Week and Free Family Day at the Jepson Center

Nov. 18-24. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. There will be a Flamenco Dance Workshop with Aire Flamenco at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 that is free with reservation; call 912-790-8827. From 1-4 p.m. Nov. 23 will be Free Family Day with bilingual tours, hands-on activities and 3 p.m. dance performance by Aire Flamenco. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

Davenport House Harvest Lecture: Runaway Slaves in Savannah and the South

7 p.m. Nov. 18. Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston St. The Davenport House will host a lecture Nov. 18 at Second African Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Dr. Loren Schweninger. Schweninger and the late Dr. John Hope Franklin co-wrote "Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation." Schweninger will share his scholarship with the Savannah community. A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow. For more information, go to www.davenporthousemuseum.org.

NOV. 19

Live Oak Public Library Poster Contest Exhibit

Through Nov. 20. City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Live Oak Public Libraries will be presenting "Dig into Reading: The 2013 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest Exhibit" from Oct. 22-Nov. 20 at the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery. This exhibit will feature more than 250 designs submitted by students in the elementary, middle, high school and college categories from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and neighboring counties. In conjunction with the Children's Book Festival, the library is hosting a Young Writer's Contest. A reception for the winners, their families and writing teachers will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Gallery hours are9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact 912-651-6783 or go to www.savannahga.gov/arts.

Salsa dance lessons

6 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Professional dancer Austin Williams will teach salsa to students of all levels, beginner to expert. Lessons take place in the Telfair Academy rotunda. Participants may attend the three-lesson block or drop in to take one or two lessons. Price per lesson: $10 non-members/$5 Telfair members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

NOV. 23

Spanish Sojourns Free Week and Free Family Day at the Jepson Center

Nov. 23-24. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. There will be a Flamenco Dance Workshop with Aire Flamenco at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 that is free with reservation; call 912-790-8827. From 1-4 p.m. Nov. 23 will be Free Family Day with bilingual tours, hands-on activities and 3 p.m. dance performance by Aire Flamenco. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

Trail of Hope 5K and 10K

Nov. 23. For more than 10 years, Covenant Care Services has had local staff dedicated to serving Savannah and Coastal Georgia with adoption services for birth mothers and adoptive families. The nonprofit adoption agency depends on volunteers for much of its fundraising work, and a team of volunteers is hard at work on this year's Trail of Hope. Details and online registration are available at www.adoptsavannah.com. Registration is $25 before Nov. 1 and $35 from Nov. 2 through race day. Registration for the Kids' Fun Run is free.

Annual Dickens Village Craft Festival

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. First Baptist Church of Rincon, 201 E. 6th St. This arts and crafts festivals coincides with the Lion's Club Christmas Parade.  All crafts must be made by the artisans. Examples of arts and crafts include paintings, photography, quilts, jewelry, wreaths, wooden crafts, homemade jellies and jams and pottery. Pick up an application at Rincon City Hall or First Baptist Church of Rincon. Fee is $25 and proceeds go to missions. For more information, call First Baptist Church of Rincon at 912-826-5536.

Cathedral Heritage Gala

7 p.m. Nov. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. The annual Cathedral Heritage Gala will be Nov. 23 at the Jepson Center. Themed "Art and Soul," attendees will be able to stroll through Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, on view at the Jepson during the gala. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bars, valet parking and a live auction. There are multiple opportunities to support the gala through sponsorships, advertising and attending the gala. For more information, go to www.savannahcathedral.org/heritage-ball.

NOV. 29

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers needed

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Savannah area to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Services will be held Feb. 2, 2014 - April 15, 2014 at the Bull Street Library. For more information on how to join the AARP Tax-Aide team, visit their web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 (english only) or call their toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Nov. 30, 2013.

December Nights and Holiday Lights

6-9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. Join us as we illuminate CGBG for our second annual holiday lights event. Walk through lighted gardens while listening to carolers, musicians and traditional holiday music. Warm yourselves at our warming stations, visit Mrs. Claus' Kitchen for baked holiday goodies and hot chocolate, take your picture with Santa every Saturday night and bask in the glow of half a million holiday lights as you make special memories with your loved ones. Cost is $5 per person, and all proceeds benefit the gardens. Learn more at www.coastalgeorgiabg.org.

DEC. 3

Salsa dance lessons

6 p.m. Dec. 3. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Professional dancer Austin Williams will teach salsa to students of all levels, beginner to expert. Lessons take place in the Telfair Academy rotunda. Participants may attend the three-lesson block or drop in to take one or two lessons. Price per lesson: $10 non-members/$5 Telfair members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

DEC. 5

Salsa and Latin Dance Party and Reception

7 p.m. Dec. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Salsa Savannah dancers will continue instruction throughout the evening while everybody dances and DJ Josh spins the best sounds of Latin beats in the Jepson Center atrium. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for Telfair members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

'The Spanish Element in Our Nationality: Rethinking the Creation of American Identity in the Late 19th Century'

6 p.m. Dec. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. This lecture by Professor M. Elizabeth Boone gives insight into the Spanish Sojourns exhibition. Light reception follows. Cost is $5 for students, $12 for adults and free for members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

DEC. 6

Lights On for Tybee Celebration

6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout, Tybee Island. The Lights On for Tybee Celebration begins on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., when Mayor Jason Buelterman lights the Christmas tree downtown at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout. The evening will include a variety of live entertainment, extended store hours, refreshments and specials at locations throughout downtown Tybee Island. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also make a special appearance.

DEC. 7

Jane Costlick's Holiday Cottage

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Tybee Island. Kick off the holiday season with the second annual tour of Tybee Island's historic cottages with renowned interior designer Jane Coslick. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to 10 unique cottage chic homes and learn what happens when imagination, bright beach colors and historic cottages collide. Homes featured on this year's tour include Maddies on Jones, Blues Away Cottage, Doc Holiday, Cover Girl, Southern Tides, Paws and Paddles and Tybee Bluebird Suite. Refreshments will be provided at North Beach Bar and Grill from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and will help fulfill its goal to open a community low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.humanesocietysav.org/holidaytour/ or at the Savannah Humane Society Thrift Shop, located at 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. in Savannah; Seaside Sisters, located at 1207 U.S. Hwy. 80 on Tybee Island; and Tybean Art and Coffee Bar, located in the Tybee Oaks Shopping Center, 1213 US Highway 80 East.

DEC. 8

Robert E. Cohen book signing

3 p.m. Dec. 8. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Robert E. Cohen will be holding a book signing for his second book, "Inspiration: Physically Challenged but Mentally Determined" Dec. 8 at the Jepson Center immediately following the "I have marks to make" Art Exhibit.

DEC. 12

Savannah Arts Academy's Double Piano Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 12. John Varnedoe Auditorium, Savannah Arts Academy. The Piano Department of Savannah Arts Academy will present "Holiday on the Keys," the eighth annual Double Piano Concert, on Dec. 12 in the John Varnedoe Auditorium. The concert will feature all 51 piano majors at Savannah Arts performing many genres of music arranged for quartets, trios and duets. This year's concert will feature sacred and secular holiday music. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.saaarts.com.

Professional Clothing Drive

Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Office of Career Services is accepting donations for its Clothing Closet 2013-14 program. Clothing Closet is a campus and community-wide professional clothing drive that seeks donations of gently used professional attire - oxford shirts, men's and women's suits, slacks, blouses, dress shoes, etc. Donations are being accepted until Feb. 1, and the public is encouraged to donate. Individuals can drop off their unwanted professional clothing at donation boxes in the alumni office in Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus or contact Armstrong Career Services at 912-344-2563 or careers@armstrong.edu.

Basic Planning for Death or Disability workshop

5-7 p.m. Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host "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. 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.

DEC. 14

Holiday Tour of Homes

Dec. 14-16. The houses featured on each tour vary in size, architectural styles and periods representing the full range of Savannah's historic downtown neighborhoods. This is an opportunity to see how Savannahians live in their everyday lives and will be decorated according to the owner's personal holiday tradition. The cost is $35 Home Tour; $25 Inn Tour. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dnaholidaytour.com or at Tour Headquarters, in the lobby of the Savannah Visitors Center located at 301 MLK, Jr. Blvd. on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Inn tickets will be available on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

DEC. 31

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Midnight. Dec. 31. Tybee Island. Tybee Island will explode with New Year's Eve Fireworks on Tuesday, Dec. 31 to ring in 2014 at the stroke of midnight. Enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the east side of the island.

JAN. 1

Tybee Polar Plunge

Jan. 1. Tybee Island. The annual Tybee Polar Plunge will offer the opportunity to jump into the Atlantic Ocean for a brisk and refreshing way to start the New Year. The morning of Wednesday, Jan. 1, don your favorite costume and gather at the pier downtown for an invigorating dip.

JAN. 23

"Time Starts Now!" Fundraiser to Benefit LDSS

Jan. 23. Benedictine Military School's gym. The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual "Time Starts Now!" Competition. The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School's gym. Teams will compete in "Minute To Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on their favorite team. For more information, call Marcie Moxley at 912-713-6865 or go to www.timestartsnow.org.

ONGOING

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, ctcsavannahga@att.net 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 lhadwin@earthlink.net.

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 info@thehabershamschool.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.

MOMSNext Meeting

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 kymmccarty@hotmail.com.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

Noon. Tuesdays. Saint Leo University, Room 3, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Ste A. The Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays at Saint Leo University. For more information, call Carol at 912-844-9139 or got to www.1280826.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.

Jazz music

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.

Wonderful Wednesday

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

Dog Days

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.

Savannah Sings!

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

⢠Job Readiness Counseling, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Fridays. By appointment only. In collaboration with Georgia Department of Labor.

⢠Adult Literacy/GED, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. In collaboration with Savannah Technical College.

⢠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. 

Dog walks

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.

Dance Party

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.

Fish fry

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.