FEB. 6

W.W. Law Lecture Series

6:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. W.W. Law Lecture Series will present "African Americans and 'The Great Migration' Westward in the 1870s." Part 2: Beverly Jenkins, African American historical romance-fiction author will discuss the connection between her fictional novel series centered in a Kansas town founded by freed slaves and "The Great Migration" Westward. Go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

Black AIDS Awareness Day

Feb. 6-7. Terry Hamilton, director of HIV services for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will be the special guest speaker for Savannah State University's "Get in the Know" Black AIDS Awareness Day. Two presentations are scheduled: 11 a.m. Feb. 6 at SSU Social Sciences Building Room 115 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Phillip AME Church, 613 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free HIV testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in the SSU King-Frazier Student Center ballroom. For more information, call 912-358-3227.

 

FEB. 7

'The Art of Marriage'

7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8. Goshen Road Baptist Church, 1323 Goshen Road, Rincon. Marriage is more than a science; it's an art. And like any art form, it requires focused study and the right tools. If you need to soften some of the edges in your relationship or want to brighten your marriage, "The Art of Marriage" is for you. This six-session event allows you to experience God's design for marriage from expert teachers and humorous vignettes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. A light breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 8 with a lunch break from noon-1:45 p.m. Order tickets at www.goshenroadbaptist.org.

Free dental cleanings

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road. Give Kids A Smile Day, a day of free dental care for children ages 3-18, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at Savannah Technical College in Gwen Goodman Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 352-0546.

 

Joshua Beckler art exhibit

6-9 p.m. Feb. 7. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Joshua Beckler's work will be exhibited at The Sentient Bean and his reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 7. Learn more at www.joshua beckler.com/exhibitions.

 

Raku ceramics firing

1-4 p.m. Feb. 7. Cultural Arts Studio, parking lot, 9 W. Henry St. Join ceramic specialist Clair Buckner for an afternoon of "Raku," the ancient Japanese ceramics firing technique, on Feb. 7 at the Cultural Arts Studios parking lot. This ancient technique involves heating ceramic pieces to around 2,000 degrees, removing them from the kiln and placing them into an airtight container filled with combustible material. Works will be fired on a first-come, first served basis. Participants can select a pre-made piece to glaze and take home. Ceramic artists are also invited to bring personal bisque-fired works for glazing and firing. There is a firing fee of $10 per piece and no fee to observe. For more information, contact 912-651-6783 or cbuckner@savannahga.gov.

 

Park Place fundraiser

6 p.m. Feb. 7. Plantation Club of the Landings. The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces its "Celebration of Love" event, an evening of jazz, auctions, dinner and entertainment, taking place at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Plantation Club of the Landings in celebration of the organization's 30th anniversary. Seats are $125. To purchase ticketst, call 912-234-4048.

 

FEB. 8

The Love Walk

9 a.m. Feb. 8. Wesley Community Centers of Savannah Inc., 1601 Drayton St. The Love Walk will be Feb. 8. The 3.6K walk begins at 9 a.m. Join us for rallies, door prizes, entertainment and fellowship. Funds raised will support programs that directly impact women, children and families who are struggling through poverty to find self-sufficiency. Call 912-236-4226 or go to www.wesleyctrs-savh.org.

 

Heart & Soul on May Street

6-9 p.m. Feb. 8. West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. This inaugural event is a fun night of fundraising at the YMCA and includes live music, silent and live auctions, samplings from Savannah restaurants and recognition for the Heritage Scholar Award, Heritage Hero Award and Heart & Soul Service Award. Attire is black-tie optional and tickets are $75. For information, contact wbsymca@gmail.com or 912-233-1951.

 

FEB. 9

Gospel concert

5 p.m. Feb. 9. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 522-28 Hartridge St. Opening performances and chorus backup by the SSU Wesleyan and the AASU gospel choirs. Presented in part by LifeLink of Georgia. For more information, go to www.savannahblack heritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

FEB. 10

Future of Jazz Concert

7 p.m. Feb. 10. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The annual Future of Jazz Concert features the talents of local and regional jazz vocalists and instrumentalists. Presented in part by the Jewish Educational Alliance. For more information, go to www.savannahblack heritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

FEB. 11

Art camp registration

Through March 10. 9 W. Henry St. The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Art Camp, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10-14 at Cultural Arts Studios, 9 West Henry St. The full-day camp will offer children ages 5-12 an introduction to painting, ceramics, mixed media and performing arts. Fee is $140 for city of Savannah residents and $150 for non-city residents. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted. Children 5 years of age must be enrolled in kindergarten. Registration forms are available at www.savannahga.gov/arts. Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information, call 912-651-6783.

 

Todd Fiscus to speak to wedding industry pros

6 p.m. Feb. 11. Jepson Center for the Arts. Todd Fiscus of Dallas-based Todd Events will be sharing his industry insights and business acumen with area event professionals on Feb. 11 at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Todd Events produces more than 250 events annually, including weddings, charity galas and corporate celebrations around the country. Sponsored by Savannah Wedding Professionals, the event is open to its members at no charge, and cost is $20 per person for individuals in the wedding industry. Beer, wine and light food is included with admission. To request an invitation, please email info@savannahwedding professionals.com.

 

 

FEB. 13

Shuman Cup Cricket Tournament

9:30 a.m. Feb. 13. Shuman Elementary School, 415 Goebel Ave. Come cheer for the teams of the fourth annual Georgia History Festival colonial cricket tournament for Chatham County elementary schools. Local teams are introduced to the Georgia colony's favorite sport during this fun and educational experience. Team registration is open to all Savannah-Chatham County public schools. Call Shuman Elementary School at 912-395-4500 or go to www.georgiahistory.com for more information.

 

FEB. 14

Irish dance party

6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Knights of Columbus Council 631, 3 W. Liberty St. Kick off the Irish Festival week at the Friday Night Ceili (traditional Irish dance party). Do your best Irish dance moves to the tunes of the Savannah Ceili Band. Tickets are $5 at the door, cash only. Go to www.savannahirish.org for more information.

 

Valentine's Day weddings in the Davenport House garden

5-7 p.m. Feb. 14. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Get married in the museum's courtyard garden and make it a Valentine's Day to remember. Ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes and a local judge will officiate. Cost is $100 donation to the museum. Call 912-236-8097 for additional information. Confirmed reservations are highly recommended as the event tends to sell out.

 

Joshua Beckler art exhibit

6-8 p.m. Feb. 14. Blick Gallery. Josh Beckler's work will be exhibited at Blick Gallery during the month of February and his reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 14. Specifics of the shows can be found at www.joshuabeckler.com/exhibitions.

 

FEB. 15

'Tales of Landings and Legacies: African Americans in Georgia's Fisheries'

12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 15. The Pinpoint Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. "Tales of Landings and Legacies: African Americans in Georgia's Fisheries" is a presentation by the SSU National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration African American Oral History Project, sponsored by The Pinpoint Heritage Museum. For more information, call 912-358-4289 or 912-358-4309, or go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com.

 

Blizzard in Ardsley Park

3-5 p.m. Feb. 15. Tiedeman Park, across from Savannah Arts Academy. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon! We'll have "real" snow, inflatables, music and fun for the whole family. There is no charge to attend, just bring your mittens.

 

The Dolphin Project

10 a.m.-noon. Feb. 15. Savannah Library, Abercorn St. behind Target. Want to learn more about our local bottlenose dolphins? Interested in doing dolphin research? Join The Dolphin Project on Feb. 15 at the Savannah Library on Abercorn (behind Target) for a fascinating program about your bottlenose neighbors. For more information, go to www.thedolphinproject.org or contact thedolphinproject@gmail.com.

 

2014 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala

7 p.m. Feb. 15. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 W. Bay St. The Trustees Gala is the Georgia Historical Society's premiere annual event and the culmination of the Georgia History Festival. Each year, this elegant evening draws top local, state and national leaders to honor and pay tribute to the best the state of Georgia has produced. Join us Feb. 15 as the Georgia Historical Society and Gov. Nathan Deal induct the 2014 Georgia Trustees, Arthur Blank and Billy Payne, at "Mojo Nights," an evening of dinner and dancing. Learn more at www.georgiahistory.com.

 

Free how-to workshop on installing a toilet

10 a.m. Feb. 15. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

Tybee Island yard sale

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15. The Tybee Post Theater and Fish Art Gallery will host the 2014 winter Tybee Island-Wide Yard Sale. All Tybee businesses and residents are invited to gather their unwanted wares. More than two dozen homes and businesses are expected to participate, and many will donate a portion of their proceeds to a Tybee nonprofit organization of their choice. For more information, email info@tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-663-1099.

 

22nd annual Savannah Irish Festival

Feb. 15-16. Savannah Civic Center, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah Irish Festival brings two days and one night of internationally acclaimed Irish-American and Celtic music, dance, culture, food and fun to downtown Savannah. Featured music acts are Seven Nations, Ennis and The Pure Drop with Mairtin de Cobain. Dates and times are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and noon-6 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $12 for one-day admission (good either day) or $16 for a two-day ticket. Free admission for children younger than 14. Free admission on Sunday for active duty military and family and college students; valid ID required. Go to www.savannahirish.org for more information.

 

FEB. 16

'Songs and Stories of Faith, Resistance and Freedom'

5 p.m. Feb. 16. Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston St. "Songs and Stories of Faith, Resistance and Freedom" will feature storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste and Second African Baptist Church "Inspirational Voices" Choir. For more information, go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

Savannah Friends of Music benefit concert

3 p.m. Feb. 16. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. Savannah Friends of Music will present Artur Kaganovskiy, violinist, and Eric Clark, pianist, in a concert of virtuoso violin works Feb. 16 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com, by sending a check to SFOM, P.O. Box 15873, Savannah, GA 31416, or at the door. Kaganovskiy is a protégé of the legendary violinist Isaac Stern. For more information, call 912-355-4252.

 

FEB. 17

Bright Star Children's Touring Theatre

Feb. 17-27. Bright Star Children's Touring Theatre will present special closed presentations in Savannah-Chatham County schools. Dramatic productions include "Heroes of the Underground Railroad," "Aesop's Fables" and "Let It Shine (Story of the Civil Rights Movement)." Presented in part by the Mary Lane Morrison Foundation. For more information, go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

'The Liberation of Paris' day camp

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17. National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. The "Liberation of Paris" day camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. The camp will include a tour of the museum, focusing on the liberation of Paris. Other activities will include instruction on mission planning, map reading, bombardier training, paratrooper training and the ground soldier experience (including camouflage, marching, staying warm and sampling foods they ate). Registration, including lunch and all activities, is $30 per child and will remain open until all available spots are filled. To register your child, please call the museum's education department at 912-988-1832 or email jhanna@mightyeighth.org.

 

FEB. 18

'The Rebel (and other myths)'

Feb. 18-21. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The world premiere performances choreographed by Jonah Bokaer for "The Rebel (and other myths)" will take place from Feb. 18-21 as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

Penwald: 8, 12 by 12 on knees

4-8 p.m. Feb. 18. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. A performance by Tony Orrico will take place from 4-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the SCAD Student Center as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. The performance will be simulcast at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner St. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

Opening receptions for deFINE ART exhibitions

6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Opening receptions for deFINE ART exhibitions will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at SCAD Museum of Art as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

Screening of 'The Babel Cycle'

6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. SCAD Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd. The screening of "The Babel Cycle" by Nicola López will take from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

Lecture by Theaster Gates

5 p.m. Feb. 18. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. This lecture is presented by SCAD in conjunction with deFINE ART, with generous support from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation. Learn more at www.jacobandgwendolynlawrence.org. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

FEB. 19

Learn about global affairs

Noon-2 p.m. Feb. 19. Ogeechee Theatre, Armstrong Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University will host "Megatrends in Global Affairs," a special lecture by Dr. Yale H. Ferguson, professorial fellow in the Rutgers University graduate Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University-Newark and emeritus professor of global and international affairs. This event is free and open to the public. Ferguson ventures to invite interested citizens and specialists alike for a tour of the major trends at work in the world today: from melting ice frontiers to new regional trade agreements, drone proliferation to income inequality, fuzzy ideological faultiness to supposed global power shifts, immigration debates to endangered ecosystems and terrorism to tax havens. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

 

Keynote lecture by Alfredo Jaar

6 p.m. Feb. 19. Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The keynote lecture by deFINE ART 2014 Honoree Alfredo Jaar will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Trustees Theater as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

Opening reception for Manipulated exhibition

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The opening reception for the Manipulated exhibition will take place from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Gutstein Gallery as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

FEB. 20

Artist panel

6 p.m. Feb. 20. SCAD Museum of Art Theater, 601 Turner Blvd. An artist planel will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at SCAD Museum of Art theater as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

FEB. 21

Southern Women's Show

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 21; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive. Guests will enjoy a weekend extravaganza featuring shopping, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, gourmet foods, health screenings, how-to workshops, makeovers, special celebrity guest appearances and much more. Each year, the Southern Women's Show attracts thousands of guests and unique exhibitors from across the region. Admission for adults is $10 at the door, $8 in advance online and $7 at local Walgreens stores. Admission for youth ages 6-12 is $5 at the door and in advance online. Children 6 and under get in free with a paying adult. Parking is $5 per vehicle. For more information, go to www.southernshows.com/wsa.

 

deFINE ART gallery hop

5-7 p.m. Feb. 21. The deFINE ART gallery hop will include SCAD M.F.A. painting student Kalin Allen at Fahm Hall Gallery, 1 N. Fahm St., Whitney and Micah Stansell at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and Rebecca Nolan at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.. The event is part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

SCAD student showcase

5-7 p.m. Feb. 21. Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St. SCAD student showcase will take place from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21 as part of SCAD's deFINE Art event. For more information, go to www.scadmoa.org.

 

FEB. 22

MegaGenesis IX

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Sol C. Johnson High School. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Beta Phi Lambda chapter, in conjunction with the Savannah-Chatham County public school system, will host MegaGenesis IX, a combined college fair/career workshop, Feb. 22 at Sol C. Johnson High School. This workshop is open to all high school students in Savannah and the surrounding area and their families. For more information, email Dr. Leroy Zimmerman at leroy.zimmerman@sccpss.com or leroy.zimmerman@savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us.

 

Georgia Arbor Day

10 a.m. Feb. 22. Thunderbolt Baseball field, 2702 Mechanics Road. Thunderbolt Three Oaks Realty Company is sponsoring the City of Thunderbolt 2014 Georgia Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Feb. 22, with support from the Savannah Tree Foundation and Thunderbolt Tree Commission. The public is invited to help by planting three white oaks and two Chinese pistache trees around the ball field. No tools or skills necessary. For more information, go to www.savannatree.com or call 912-233-8733.

 

FEB. 23

'W.W. Law, Civil Rights and the NAACP'

4 p.m. Feb. 23. "W.W. Law, Civil Rights and the NAACP" will be presented by the NAACP-Savannah Branch. Experience the influence of W.W. Law on the monthly Mass meetings during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Location TBA. For more information, go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com or call 912-358-4309.

 

FEB. 25

Armstrong's 'Moveable Feast' Series

6 p.m. Feb. 25. Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. Keynote address: "What is College For? The Future of American Education," lecture by Andrew Delbanco, Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi, professor in the humanities at Columbia University. In this lecture, Delbanco will argue that as the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a pre-professional credential. His address will emphasize how a traditional four-year college experience is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Arguing for what a true college education should be, this talk will encourage us to remember why making a strong liberal arts education available to as many young people as possible remains central to America's democratic promise. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

 

FEB. 26

Christian Women invites men to luncheon

Feb. 26. Carey Hilliard's banquet room, 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah/Chatham County Christian Women are inviting all men, and especially military men, to a luncheon at Carey Hilliard's banquet room on Feb. 26 to hear award-winning novelist Keith Clemons of Aiken, S.C., tell about his hippie life and "The Prodigal Comes Home." Entertainment provided by Patrick Mulvehill, a local singer and teacher. Col. Richard LaRossa and the Benedictine Color Guard will present the colors. A silent auction with take place for an autographed football signed by Herschel Walker. For luncheon reservations, call Betty at 925-3789 or email Tony at letozip@gmail.com. RSVP by Feb. 24.

 

MARCH 1

Free Family Day: Seasons in Art

1-4 p.m. March 1. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Explore the seasons in art in the New York Accents exhibition and Telfair Museums' permanent collection, from George Bellows' "Snow Capped River" to Tim Rollins' "Midsummer Night's Dream." Hands-on activities for families explore warm and cool colors and impressionist painting techniques. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

 

Free how-to workshop on using caulking

10 a.m. March 1. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski's birthday commemoration

12:30 p.m. March 1. Monterey Square. The Savannah General K. Pulaski Committee of the ACPC will host the national commemoration ceremony of Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski's 269th birthday. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The ceremony will be followed by a commemorative luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at Johnny Harris Banquet Facility, 1701 E. Victory Drive. Luncheon tickets are $25/person and are available by mailing checks to Savannah General K. Pulaski Committee, P.O. Box 16608, Savannah, GA 31416-3308. Payment must be received prior to Feb. 20. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase after Feb. 20 for $35/person. For information, call 912-257-8565.

 

Community Indicators Coalition to host summit

8:30 a.m. March 1. Savannah Technical College. Do you have a vision for a better Chatham County - a better neighborhood, a better community? The Community Indicators Coalition wants to hear about your vision during the Community Summit slated for March 1 at Savannah Technical College's Eckburg Auditorum. The summit begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and wraps up at noon. The coalition will present data gathered from recent neighborhood forums, discuss concerns shared by local citizens and engage individuals in developing a shared agenda to improve community well-being.

 

Sankofa sports program dinner

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1. Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Empire, Kayton Homes Gym, 801 Brewer St. The Savannah Sankofa Sports Program will sponsor a variety dinner which includes fried chicken, fried fish and oxtails. Proceeds are to benefit the basketball teams' out-of-town tournaments. For more information, call 912-541-5312.

 

MARCH 2

Behind the Veil bridal event

12:30-4 p.m March 2. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Behind the Veil, Savannah's premiere bridal event, will showcase the area's top wedding professionals on March 2 at the Telfair Museums. The boutique bridal salon will feature more than 50 expert wedding planners, caterers, florists, photographers, venues and more. Join us for an afternoon of tastings, consultations and giveaways. Highlighting the day is the top-label bridal fashion show at 4 p.m. An elegant display of the newest high-fashion bridal trends will lace through the Jepson center and feature exquisite gowns from exclusive designers such as Oscar de La Renta, Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang. Tickets are $15 in advance at www.behindtheveil2014.eventbrite.com or $20 at the door. Members of Telfair Museums will be admitted for free. For more information, go to www.savannahmagazine.com.

 

Velvet Caravan plays Mickve Israel

3:30 p.m. March 2. Congregation Mickve Israel Synagogue, Monterey Square. Congregation Mickve Israel Synagogue will host the opening concert in its Sunday Concert Series at 3:30 p.m. March 2 at the synagogue. Velvet Caravan, led by violinist Ricardo Ochoa and guitarist Sasa Strunjas, will perform. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 912-233-1547, ext. 301.

 

MARCH 7

'Forever Blue'

March 7-9. Gallery Brajon at the Irritable Pelican, 1207 U.S. Hwy. 80, Suite F. Tybee Island. The "Forever Blue" exhibit will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7-8 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at "gallery brajon" at The Irritable Pelican. Free to attend. There will be a silent auction and a raffle to benefit a "Mission Blue" Hope Spot to raise awareness of people on the importance of recycling, doing their part and helping these important "Hope Spots" to save the "Blue Heart" of the planet.

 

Global Women's Summit

March 7-8. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Global Women's Summits are part of a Global Women's Initiative to educate and enlighten women, to teach them how to be highly successful, mission-based entrepreneurs and to engage in meaningful discussions about women's needs and desires worldwide. Day 1: Experts will teach you every skill you need to catapult your business forward, from leadership and team building to raising capital. Day 2: You will learn life-changing principles through presentations and videos. You'll learn how to get "unstuck," create powerful beliefs and much more. For prices and more information, call 866-469-6636 or go to www.thewinonline.com/events/savannah.

 

MARCH 8

Landings Landlovers Giant Flea Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 W. Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. The annual Landings Landlovers Giant Flea Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 and will feature furniture, rugs, home furnishings and decorations, jewelry and accessories, luggage, garden and pet items, kitchen goods, toys, tools, lamps, art and mirrors, linens, small electronics, collectibles and more, all donated by Landings residents. Sales are cash only and benefit island organizations.

 

MARCH 13

Women in Arts Symposium

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13. Armstrong State University Student Union Ballroom and Ogeechee Theater. The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents the 2014 Women In The Arts Symposium with paper presentations in each discipline at various times between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom and Ogeechee Theater. Admission is free. Call 344-2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

 

MARCH 15

Free how-to workshop on painting interior walls

10 a.m. March 15. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

MARCH 22

Repticon: Savannah Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22-23. Georgia Army National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive. Repticon Savannah is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars and kid's activities. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. For more information, go to www.repticon.com/savannah.html.

 

Sexual assault nurse examiner training

March 22-25. The Rape Crisis Center announces the upcoming sexual assault nurse examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, from March 22-25. Nurses receive financial compensation for each exam. This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited sanctioned body of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA. Register at www.gnesa.org, or for more information, email director@rccsav.org. The classroom training is 40 hours, and cost is $200, which is fully refundable upon completion of the course.

 

MARCH 27

Armstrong's 'Moveable Feast' Series

6 p.m. March 27. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. Ella Howard, assistant professor of history at Armstrong, will present the lecture "Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America." During the 20th century, many homeless Americans lived on skid rows, the best known of which was New York City's Bowery. Such spaces became more than urban poverty zones. Over time, they came to define the people who lived there. As she draws upon her training in humanities-based historical research, Howard will lend insight into the meaning of homelessness and poverty in 20th-century America and offer a new perspective on the modern welfare system. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

 

MARCH 29

Outdoor Art Show and Children's Art Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29. Armstrong State University Fine Arts Hall Courtyard and Auditorium. The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre's Outdoor Art Show and Children's Art Festival returns from March 29 in the Fine Arts Hall Courtyard and Auditorium. A fun-filled event filled with arts activities for the entire family will include kids' art, music, theater and dance activities. The artwork of faculty, students and alumni will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Call 344-2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

 

APRIL 2

Raku pizza night

5:30 p.m. April 2. Armstrong State University's Annex 2 Courtyard. The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre ceramics program hosts Raku Pizza Night at 5:30 p.m. in the back of campus across from University Police at the Annex 2 Courtyard. View kiln-fired pottery of Armstrong State University art majors and witness the kiln-firing process firsthand. Admission is free. Call 344-2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

 

APRIL 5

Free Family Day: Garbage to Gardens

1-4 p.m. April 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Get a head start on Earth Day by making "flowers and plants" by recycling plastic bottles, bags and paper. Be inspired by artist Karrie Hovey, who made an art garden at the Jepson Center entirely of recycled materials. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

 

Free how-to workshop on installing a dishwasher

10 a.m. April 5. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

APRIL 11

Friends of Music luncheon and fashion show

11 a.m. April 11. Plantation Club at The Landings, 71 Green Island Road. The Savannah Friends of Music will host a "Rhythm and Style Luncheon and Fashion Show" on April 11 in the Plantation Club at The Landings. Hosted by Belk, the event will feature fashions by Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. Festivities begin with a reception and raffle at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and fashion show at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. For information and/or reservations, call 912-234-3300. All proceeds will go to the SFOM's mission to support, sponsor and promote classical music and music education.

 

APRIL 19

Free how-to workshop on repairing a leaking toilet tank

10 a.m. April. 19. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

APRIL 24

Armstrong's 'Moveable Feast' Series

7 p.m. April 24. Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. For the final course of "A Moveable Feast," the musical program will be at Armstrong's recently renovated Fine Arts Auditorium, where Grundstad-Hall, a soprano, will perform works by Schubert, Schumann, Bach, Debussy, Puccini and Mozart. Also featured on the program will be Dominick Argento's "Letters from Composers," with Brian Luckett on guitar. A reception and final toast to living the life of the mind and the spirit to the fullest will follow the performance. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

 

MAY 3

Free how-to workshop on installing a bath fan

10 a.m. May 3. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

Savannah Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

May 3. J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. The first Savannah Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be May 3 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. For more information, go to www.promisewalk.org/savannah.

 

MAY 17

Free how-to workshop on installing a doorbell

10 a.m. May 17. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

JUNE 7

Free how-to workshop on installing a ceiling fan

10 a.m. June 7. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

JUNE 21

Free how-to workshop on installing a window air conditioner

10 a.m. June 21. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

JULY 12

Free how-to workshop on installing a kitchen faucet

10 a.m. July 12. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

JULY 26

Free how-to workshop on installing ceramic tile

10 a.m. July 26. Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Drive. Habitat ReStore Savannah will offer free, bi-weekly, in-store workshops. All classes are at 10 a.m., with a variety of expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. For more information about the workshops, contact Charles Austin, ReStore manager, at 912-655-3416.

 

ONGOING

Free support group for new and expectant parents

10-11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen St. Come meet fellow parents and their children to discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served. To learn more, contact 912-544-6387 or support@erigosavannah.com.

 

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.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

3 p.m. Second Sundays. 5115 Ogeechee Road. Williams A Reed Memorial Post 660 meets the second Sunday of each month. Post meetings are at 5115 Ogeechee Road. For more information regarding our meetings or eligibility for membership in the VFW, call 912-235-3001.

 

Honor Flight Savannah seeks veterans, volunteers

Honor Flight Savannah is offering WW II and Korean War era veterans living in southeast Georgia and southeastern South Carolina an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. To register for a trip or to volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip, go to www.honorflightsavannah.org or call 912-925-7280. Honor Flight Savannah is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free trips to Washington, D.C., for area veterans. Funding for trips is dependent on contributions from community citizens and businesses.

 

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.

Midday Yoga

Tuesdays, 12:15-1 p.m. Rincon Recovery Resources, 613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 103. Midday yoga uses Hatha yoga style. Call 912-826-0918 for more information.

 

13th Colony Sound Savannah Chorus

6:30 p.m. Mondays. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington St. The 13th Colony Sound Savannah Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday at Savannah Arts Academy. 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. 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.

 

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. to 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 W. 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.