Dec. 12

Savannah Arts Academy's Double Piano Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 12. John Varnedoe Auditorium, Savannah Arts Academy. "Holiday on the Keys" will feature all 51 piano majors at Savannah Arts performing many genres of music arranged for quartets, trios and duets. Free and open to the public. Learn more at www.saaarts.com.

Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club meeting

Register by Dec. 16. Carey Hilliard's Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. The Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club will meet Dec. 18 at Carey Hilliard's banquet room. Eileen Newman, former area representative and local musician, will lead us in Christmas carols and special songs of her own. Special speaker Meryl Bishop from Kansas City, Mo., and originally from South Africa, will share how she came to understand you cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. To RSVP by Dec. 16, call 912-925-3789 or email letozip@gmail.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. 13

'Christmas in Savannah'

7 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. All Walks of Life and the Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production, "Christmas in Savannah." Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email kgreen@awolinc.org.

Fort Pulaski Candlelantern Tours

6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14. Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Confederate Nog Party of 1861. The long-lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps to include hot cider, cookies, music, caroling and historic weapons firings. The cost is $5 per adult, free for children 15 younger, but reservations must be made for all. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by cash, check (made payable to National Park Service) or credit card. Credit card orders are accepted by phone at 912-786-4383 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Screening of 'Muppet Christmas Carol'

7 p.m. Dec. 13. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. In this adaptation of the Christmas story narrated by Charles Dickens himself (played by Gonzo the Great) with the occasional commentary of Rizzo the Rat, it is Christmas Eve in 19th-century London. The merriment is not shared by Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine), who is more interested in profit than celebration. There are no tickets for this film. Admission is by donation of nonperishable canned goods, basic toiletries, small wares for Culinary Arts program at Grace's Kitchen (such as professional grade hand mixers, 14- and 16-quart colanders, long-handled stainless steel spoons), durable/washable toys (no tennis balls) food and water bowls, dry adult dog or puppy food (Purina brand), dry adult cat or kitten food (Purina brand), kitty litter (Purina brand), blankets and towels (used but clean) and cleaning supplies. Learn more at www.lucastheatre.com.

Festival of Wreaths

1-6 p.m. Dec. 13-15. Savannah Mall, upper level near the piano shop. The Sankofa Youth organization for boys will be hosting the annual festival of wreaths. All wreaths are designed by area businesses and churches, schools and individuals and cost $25.

DEC. 14

Reindeer Run

9 a.m. Dec. 14. Hutchinson Island. The annaul Reindeer Run to benefit the Rape Crisis Center will be Dec. 14. The Kiddie race will begin at 8:45 a.m. and there will be after-race games and fun for all ages, including a chili cook-off and holiday-themed costume contest. Come dressed up and run to be eligible for a prize. Register at www.fleetfeet.com, www.active.com, www.myrunsignup.com or at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Ave. For more information, call 912-233-3000 or email director@rccsav.org.

Breakfast with Santa

9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 14. The Children's School at St. John's Church, 27 W. Charlton St. Get a picture taken with Santa Claus, enjoy a hot breakfast and bid on silent auction itemss. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Go to www.stjohnspreschool.org.

AWOL presents 'Christmas in Savannah'

7 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. All Walks of Life and the Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production, "Christmas in Savannah." This tale is marked by the terrors of isolation and loneliness felt by one character, but with a twist of comedy as a somewhat dysfunctional family learns even the emotional wounds handed down from generation to generation can be healed. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email kgreen@awolinc.org.

Clear Daze Band in concert

9 p.m. Dec. 14. Sandfly Bar and Grill, 7360 Skidaway Road. Clear Daze Band will be playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 14 at Sandfly Bar and Grill. Learn more on Clear Daze Band's Facebook page.

'Nutcracker Sweet Dreams'

5 p.m. Dec. 14. Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Abe. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, the Madeleine Walker Coastal Ballet Theater will present "The Nutcracker Sweet Dreams" on Dec. 14 at Johnny Mercer Theater. For more information, go to www.mwalkercoastalballet.com.

Fort Pulaski Candlelantern Tours

6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Confederate Nog Party of 1861. The long-lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps to include hot cider, cookies, music, caroling and historic weapons firings. Cost is $5 per adult, free for children 15 and younger, but reservations must also be made for children. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by cash, check (made payable to National Park Service), or credit card. Credit card orders are accepted by phone at 912-786-4383 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Affordable Care Act info event

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. On Dec. 14, Connecting Georgians to Coverage will host a free information event on the Affordable Care Act at Savannah Civic Center. Individuals and small business owners can receive information and assistance with applying for health insurance through the marketplace exchanges created under the ACA. Certified navigators will assist residents and small business owners in understanding and accessing the new system. Navigators will help residents sort through the information available in the Georgia Health online marketplace, which offers Georgians a gateway to affordable healthcare.

First Lego League Qualifier

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Tiger Arena, Savannah State University. About 16 teams of up to 10 students, ages 9-16, from schools in Bulloch, Chatham, Glynn and other counties are expected to participate in the robotics competition. The student teams program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface. The FLL is designed to stimulate students' interest in science and technology.

Screening of 'A Christmas Story'

7 p.m. Dec. 14. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas - an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock. Between his younger brother and having to handle the school bullys, Ralphie doesn't know how he'll ever make it to Christmas. There are no tickets for this film. Admission is by donation of nonperishable canned goods, basic toiletries, small wares for Culinary Arts program at Grace's Kitchen (such as professional grade hand mixers, 14- and 16-quart colanders, long-handled stainless steel spoons), durable/washable toys (no tennis balls) food and water bowls, dry adult dog or puppy food (Purina brand), dry adult cat or kitten food (Purina brand), kitty litter (Purina brand), blankets and towels (used but clean) and cleaning supplies. Learn more at www.lucastheatre.com.

National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County meeting

2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Thomas Francis Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County will host its monthly meeting in the Community Room at Thomas Francis Williams Court Dec. 14. For more information, call 912-355-4067.

A Colonial Christmas

5-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Fort Morris, 2559 Fort Morris Road. Celebrate the holidays as it may have been done in our country's colonial period at Sunbury long before the modern Santa Claus, Rudolf and the mall. Interpreters and volunteers in historical attire will fire the Christmas guns (muskets) as a holiday salute across the countryside, wishing all a joyous season. Jamie Keena will raise the spirits of visitors with live colonial Christmas music. The Christmas story will be read and the traditional yule log, representing warmth and light, will be brought in and thrown into a Christmas bonfire that will be lit around twilight. There will also be refreshments, caroling and dancing. Admission is free. Learn more at www.gastateparks.org/FortMorris.

James Miller book signing

Noon-2 p.m. Dec. 14. Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St. Author James Miller will be signing copies of his book, "Living the Life of God" on Dec. 14 at Barnes & Noble. Learn more at www.jimmiller232.blogspot.com.

Christmas Craft Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. This Christmas Craft Sale features seasonal wreaths and arrangements, live greens, pet gifts, teacher and hostess gifts, bake sale and attic treasurers. The event also features an English tea with homemade finger sandwiches and snacks. Craft show is free and there is $5 donation for the tea.

Connecting Georgians to Health Care Coverage

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Individuals and small business owners can receive information and assistance with applying for health insurance through the marketplace exchanges. Participants will receive a bagged lunch and the chance to win a Wal-Mart gift card. Get more information at www.healthcare.gov or by calling 800-318-2596.

Broom Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Red & White Supermarket, 4607 Habersham St. The Savannah Port City Lions Club will have a Broom Sale at the Red & White Supermarket on Dec. 14. Proceeds will benefit Lions charities. For information, call 912-704-8684.

A Colonial Christmas

5-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway. Celebrate the holidays as it may have been done in our country's colonial period at Sunbury long before the modern Santa Claus, Rudolph and the mall. Interpreters and volunteers in historical attire will fire the Christmas guns (muskets) as a holiday salute across the countryside, wishing all a joyous season. Jamie Keena will raise the spirits of visitors with live colonial Christmas music and much more. Admission is free. For more information, email fortmorris@coastalnow.net or call 912-884-5999.

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 homes will be decorated according to the owner's personal holiday tradition. The cost is $35 for Home Tour; $25 for Inn Tour. Tickets can be purchased at www.dnaholidaytour.com or at Tour Headquarters, in the lobby of the Savannah Visitors Center, 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Inn tickets will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15.

DEC. 15

Annual reading of Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory'

3 p.m. Dec. 15. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Retired Armstrong Atlantic State University English professor Bob Strozier will read this holiday classic as part of the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home's Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.flanneryoconnorhome.com.

AWOL presents 'Christmas in Savannah'

3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. All Walks of Life and the Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production, "Christmas in Savannah." This tale is marked by the terrors of isolation and loneliness felt by one character, but with a twist of comedy as a somewhat dysfunctional family learns even the emotional wounds handed down from generation to generation can be healed. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email kgreen@awolinc.org.

DEC. 16

Chef John Besh book signing

Noon. Dec. 16. E. Shaver, Bookseller, 326 Bull St. E. Shaver, Bookseller will host a book signing with award-winning chef and cookbook author Chef John Besh at their store at noon Dec. 16. Besh is promoting his new cookbook "Cooking from the Heart," and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 234-7258.

DEC. 17

Fundraiser for Martin de Porres Society of Savannah

6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. The Plantation Club at The Landings. This event will raise funds for the Martin de Porres Society of Savannah's Holiday Hope project, which gives food and toys to more than 400 families each Christmas. The fundraiser will feature entertainment from Claire Frazier and Magic Mark, a cash bar, dinner and an auction. The cost is $65 per person. For more information, call 598-0270, 667-5091 or 598-0270.

DEC. 18

Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club meeting

11:45 a.m. Dec. 18. Carey Hilliard's Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. The Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club will meet Dec. 18 at Carey Hilliard's banquet room. Eileen Newman, former area representative and local musician, will lead us in Christmas carols and special songs of her own. Special speaker Meryl Bishop from Kansas City, Mo., and originally from South Africa, will share how she came to understand you cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. To RSVP by Dec. 16, call 912-925-3789 or email letozip@gmail.com.

DEC. 20

AWOL presents 'Christmas in Savannah'

7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 22. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. All Walks of Life and the Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production, "Christmas in Savannah." This tale is marked by the terrors of isolation and loneliness felt by one character, but with a twist of comedy as a somewhat dysfunctional family learns even the emotional wounds handed down from generation to generation can be healed. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email kgreen@awolinc.org.

Christmas Cabarets

7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Enjoy classic Christmas favorites at this all-ages holiday show. Vocalists include Roger Moss, Natasha Drena, Cat Yates and Trae Gurley, with Kim Steiner on piano. For this cabaret, guests will purchase a ticket at the box office, then enter the theater via the backstage door. Patrons are welcome to bring a bottle of wine; a $10 corkage fee applies. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. There is a limit of 100 seats available. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $15 for students with ID or children 12 and younger, available at www.lucastheatre.com or by calling 912-525-5050.

Luminary Night with Santa

6-8 p.m. Dec. 20. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway. Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa on Dec. 20. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. The cost is $5 per picture, and hayrides are $2 and $5 for parking. Learn more at www.gastateparks.org/skidawayisland.

DEC. 21

Commissioner James Holmes hosts reunion

5 p.m. Dec. 21. Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club, 510 E. Charlton St. Former members of the Savannah Jets basketball team are flying in for a grand reunion Dec. 21 at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. A reception will be at 5 p.m. and dinner/program at 6 p.m. The public is invited to share this evening with these former outstanding basketball players. For more information, contact Coach/Founder Walter B. Simmons at 236-7496, Commissioner James Holmes at 429-4142 or Joe Murray Rivers at 658-1918.

Free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery

2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bonaventure Historical Society will offer three free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on Dec. 21. 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. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Learn more at www.bonaventurecemeterytours.com.

AWOL presents 'Christmas in Savannah'

7 p.m. Dec. 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 22. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. All Walks of Life and the Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production, "Christmas in Savannah." This tale is marked by the terrors of isolation and loneliness felt by one character, but with a twist of comedy as a somewhat dysfunctional family learns even the emotional wounds handed down from generation to generation can be healed. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email kgreen@awolinc.org.

Christmas Banquet

7 p.m. Dec. 21. Carey Hilliard's, 11111 Abercorn St. The public is invited to the annual Christmas banquet of the National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County on Dec. 21. Door prizes will be given away and the cost is $20 for all you can eat. For more information, call 912-233-5639.

Christmas Cabarets

7 p.m. Dec. 21. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Enjoy classic Christmas favorites at this all-ages holiday show. Vocalists include Roger Moss, Natasha Drena, Cat Yates and Trae Gurley, with Kim Steiner on piano. For this cabaret, guests will purchase a ticket at the box office, then enter the theater via the backstage door. Patrons are welcome to bring a bottle of wine; a $10 corkage fee applies. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. There is a limit of 100 seats available. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $15 for students with ID or children 12 and younger, available at www.lucastheatre.com or by calling 912-525-5050.

DEC. 22

Christmas With The Goliards

3 p.m. Dec. 22. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn streets. The Goliards will perform Christmas With The Goliards, a program of mainly Christmas-themed music that covers a period of about 350 years (ca. 1150-ca. 1500), on Dec. 22 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Works to be sung by soloists accompanied by instruments will include an Anglo-Norman lay dedicated to the Virgin Mary, two songs by the great trouvère, Gace Brulé, an Anglo-Norman carole and a charming Hungarian love song that is thought to date to the 15th century. Admission will be $10. For more information, call John Hillenbrand at 912-495-9081 or go to www.savannahgoliards.org.

AWOL presents 'Christmas in Savannah'

3 p.m. Dec. 22. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. All Walks of Life and the Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production, "Christmas in Savannah." This tale is marked by the terrors of isolation and loneliness felt by one character, but with a twist of comedy as a somewhat dysfunctional family learns even the emotional wounds handed down from generation to generation can be healed. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email kgreen@awolinc.org.

DEC. 25

Annual holiday jazz concert

5 p.m. Dec. 25. Westin Golf Club, Westin Savannah Harbor. The Coastal Jazz Association presents its 38th annual Holiday Jazz Concert, "Jazz Yule Love," hosted by trombonist Teddy Adams and featuring Eric Jones on piano, Quentin Baxter on drums, Mitch Hennes on bass and some of the best local and regional musicians. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and the concert will benefit the Student Scholarship Education Fund. For tickets, call 404-997-3281 or go to Portman's Superstore, Rody's, the Magic Puppet Toys and Gifts or the Westin Savannah.

DEC. 26

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 26-30. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th-century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation. The experience requires guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. Admission is $9 for adults in advance, $11 at the door; $6 for children in advance, $8 at the door. For more information, call 912-236-8097, email info@davenporthousemuseum.org or go to www.davenporthousemuseum.org.

DEC. 31

New Year's Eve fireworks

Midnight. Dec. 31. Tybee Island. Tybee Island will explode with New Year's Eve fireworks on 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.

New Year's Eve Celebration

10 p.m. Dec. 31. Harvest Light Ministries, 5912-D Ogeechee Road. We will be livestreaming MorningStar Ministries' New Year's Conference from our Main Sanctuary for all those who cannot make it to the conference. Join us from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 until the New Year. Go to www.harvestlight.org/newyears2014 for details.

JAN. 1

Tybee Polar Plunge

11 a.m. Jan. 1. Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. 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 Jan. 1, don your favorite costume and gather at the pier downtown for an invigorating dip. The Gang of Goofs Parade is at 11 a.m. with the Polar Plunge at noon. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children younger than 12. Cost includes long-sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt. No fee to enter the costume contest. Learn more at www.tybeepolarplunge.com.

JAN. 4

Bring One for the Chipper recycling event

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4. Savannahians decking the halls are reminded to save Christmas trees after the holidays for the Bring One for the Chipper recycling event. Bring One for the Chipper will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at various locations. Christmas tree mulch will be used by the city for parks and neighborhood beautification projects throughout Savannah. Locations include: Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn St.; Home Depot, 190 Pooler Parkway; Home Depot, 1901 Victory Drive; Dean Forest Landfill, 1325 Dean Forest Road; Bacon Park Transfer Station, Shorty Cooper Road. For more information, call Nathaniel Glover with the City of Savannah at 912-651-1967.

JAN. 9

Miss Alfred Ely Beach High School Scholarship Pageant

6:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St. The DECA student organization at Beach High School will present the Miss Alfred Ely Beach High School Scholarship Pageant on Jan. 9. The theme for this year's pageant is "Phenomenally." Six academically achieving seniors will vie for the coveted crown and title of Miss Alfred Ely Beach High School. The contestants will showcase their unique talents, model formal wear and conduct an interview before a select panel of judges. Tickets for the pageant are $10 for general admission and $3 for students. For more information, call the school at 912-395-5330.

JAN. 13

Habitat Savannah announces application dates

Through Jan. 20. Habitat for Humanity Savannah is opening its 2014 Habitat Homeownership process on Jan. 13. Eligibility is limited to Chatham County residents who have completed and submitted their pre-qualification applications prior to the 5 p.m. Jan. 20 deadline. Applications submitted following that deadline will not be considered. Applications are available at www.habitatsavannah.org/Apply.html or by visiting the organization's 1106 E. 70th St. office from Jan. 13-20. A receptacle containing applications is placed on the organization's front porch during this pre-application acceptance period.

JAN. 14

International Baccalaureate open house

6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Sol C. Johnson High School, 3012 Sunset Blvd. Sol C. Johnson High School's International Baccalaureate Programme is hosting an open house for prospective students and parents for the 2014-15 school year at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. For more information, contact 395-1405 or jason.buelterman@sccpss.com.

Musical tribute to MLK Jr.

7 p.m. Jan. 14. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The Jewish Educational Alliance will host the 16th annual "A Musical Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." This event will feature the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, co-led by Teddy Adams and Randall Reese, and Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band, under the baton of Vann Thornton. There will be a dessert reception during intermission. The concert is free and open to the community thanks to the support of the Savannah Jewish Federation and a grant from the City of Savannah. More information available at www.coastaljazz.org.

JAN. 15

GenerationNEXT: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business

5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Belford's Savannah Seafood & Steaks, 315 W. Saint Julian St. Join Savannah Magazine, Business in Savannah, The Coastal Bank and Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics as they recognize the honorees of "GenerationNEXT: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business." These under-40 individuals have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements, as well as their philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire. Admission is $10 and includes light appetizers and two drink tickets. Cash bar available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.generationnext2014.eventbrite.com.

JAN. 17

Mountainfilm on Tour

Jan. 17-18. Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah, a nonprofit film festival designed to educate audiences about environmental issues in different cultures, will host its fifth annual film festival from Jan. 17-18. The tour will showcase independent films from this year's Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. These films celebrate triumphs in human society and nature. The Jan. 18 event will include a morning coffee discussion, community bike ride and family matinee film session, culminating with the final film session at 7 p.m. Evening film sessions will be followed by Q&A discussions with filmmakers. A portion of proceeds from Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah will be used to benefit local community causes and nonprofits that support the mission of Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour. Tickets can be purchased at www.tickets.savannahboxoffice.com or at the Trustees Theater box office. Admission to evening screening sessions is $10 for adults and $8 for students, military and seniors. All tickets to Jan. 18's matinee session are $5. A weekend pass can be purchased for $25. For more information, go to www.mountainfilmsav.org.

JAN. 20

Habitat Savannah announces application dates

Through Jan. 20. Habitat for Humanity Savannah is opening its 2014 Habitat Homeownership process on Jan. 13. Eligibility is limited to Chatham County residents who have completed and submitted their pre-qualification applications prior to the 5 p.m. Jan. 20 deadline. Applications submitted following that deadline will not be considered. Applications are available at www.habitatsavannah.org/Apply.html or by visiting the organization's 1106 E. 70th St. office from Jan. 13-20. A receptacle containing applications is placed on the organization's front porch during this pre-application acceptance period.

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 Jan. 23 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.