11:30 a.m. March 20. The Garden of Eden Restaurant, 714 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Everyone is invited to this community fellowship. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. for a cost of $8.50. Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. with Huxsie Scott, worship leader, and Pastor Marsha Buford, speaker. To learn more about Aglow Ministries, go to www.aglowinternational.org.
Third Thursdays on Tybee
5:30-7 p.m. March 20. Tybrisa/Streand Roundabout, Tybee Island. Mike and the Marlins will perform from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout and in case of inclement weather, they will perform inside Spanky's Beachside at 1605 Strand Ave. More information is available on Tybee's Facebook page.
Tea At Mrs. Davenport's
5 p.m. March 20 and 4:30 p.m. March 21 and 27. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Isaiah Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Admission is $18, attendance is limited and program lasts 60-75 minutes. Learn more at www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
4 p.m. March 20. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. MedBank Foundation Inc. is hosting its annual fundraising event. Tickets for the pre-show reception and admission to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band concert are $75 per person. Open bar included. Tickets can be purchased by calling 912-373-6369 or by emailing email@example.com.
Basic Gun Safety Class
8:30 a.m.-noon. March 22. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office firearms instructors offer a basic gun safety class for Chatham County residents from 8:30 a.m.-noon the third Saturday of every month. The cost is $25. Contact Sgt. Glisson at 912-652-6959 to sign up, as class sizes are limited. You do not need to own a firearm to attend.
Sexual assault nurse 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. 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 information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is 40 hours and cost is $200, which is fully refundable upon completion.
Sheep to Shawl
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22. Oatland Island. The annual Sheep to Shawl Festival will feature the shearing of Oatland's sheep by members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs and students from Savannah Arts Academy and SCAD. Joe Nelson will play old-time music and the Home Cookin' Cloggers will perform. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in carding, spinning and weaving. Activities include children's crafts and games and 1800s lifestyle demos, in addition to gardening, composting and pollination talks. Oatland's "Native Animal Nature Trail" will be open, and food concessions will be available. Admission is $7 per adult, $5 per child 4-17, seniors and military. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. For information, call 912-395-1500 or go to www.oatlandisland.org for a complete schedule.
Children's bereavement camp
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22. Sergeant Jasper State Park, 1458 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville. The United Hospice Foundation is hosting Camp Cocoon for any child ages 7-17 who has experienced a loved one's death. Space is limited. For more info, call 843-522-0476 or go to www.unitedhospicefoundation.org.
Health insurance enrollment
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22. Savannah Civic Center, second floor, O'Connor, Simms & Traub rooms. You must bring the following documents for every member of a household who needs insurance coverage: Social Security card(s), birth certificate(s) or legal immigrant number(s) and employer proof of income (pay stub, W2 form, tax return). Participate for a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card. Lunches and parking reimbursement will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free vessel safety check
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22. Bull River Marina. The Coast Guard has a program for free vessel safety checks, which are performed by the various Auxiliary Flotillas of the Coast Guard. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at www.savannahaux.com or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or email@example.com.
SCC auditions for camp aid
9 a.m. March 22. St. Paul's Episopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. Savannah Children's Choir will host auditions for summer camp financial aid. Children in first through sixth grades who are interested in attending this two-week camp, from July 14-25 on the campus of the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts, are encouraged to audition. This is a needs-based program. The financial aid application and camp registration form may be found at www.savannahchoir.org, or call 912-288-4758.
Coastal Empire Polio Survivors
10:30 a.m. March 22. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive, second floor, room 203. The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet March 22. Robert W. Bush, senior staff attorney of Georgia Legal Services, will discuss "Managing Expectations: Important Legal Documents." Polio survivors and guests are invited. For more information, call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.
Local authors event
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22. BooKafÃ©, 920 Morgans Corner Road, Pooler. Our Written Lives of Hope is hosting Georgia Loves Local Authors on March 22 at Bookafe in Pooler. The event will serve as a connect point for local readers, writers and publishers. Authors will have an opportunity to speak about their book and share what they know about writing, publishing and marketing. The event is free and open to the public. Learn writing and publishing tips and sign up for a writing group or a book club. Authors will have books for sale.
St. Patrick's Regatta
March 22-23. The Geechee Sailing Club will host the 35th annual St. Patrick's Regatta on March 22-23. Races take place on the Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and Atlantic Ocean. Entry fee is $50. For more information, contact Mark Willman at 912-658-0814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free vessel safety check
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23. Lazaretta Creek Ramp. The Coast Guard has a program for free vessel safety checks, which are performed by the various Auxiliary Flotillas of the Coast Guard. The Auxiliary Flotillas are scattered throughout the U.S. The inspections are conducted by trained auxiliary personnel. The benefits of these safety checks are the prevention of citations by ensuring a vessel meets federal, state and local safety equipment requirements, identifying possible equipment defects to avoid costly breakdowns, avoiding boating accidents and injuries and providing a better understanding of use and care of a vessel's marine safety equipment. These free inspections are accomplished by scheduled visits by trained flotilla personnel to the various marines and landing ramps in the Savannah area. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at www.savannahaux.com or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or email@example.com.
Registration open for Relay for Life
April 11-12 and May 2-3. The American Cancer Society is determined to make this cancer's last century. You can help by participating in Relay For Life. This inspiring overnight event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life supports the society's mission to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back. Two events will take place: American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Chatham from April 11-12 at West Chatham Middle School and American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Savannah from May 2-3 at Benedictine Military School. To register or for more information, go to www.relayforlife.org/westchathamga or www.relayforlifeorg.savannahga, call 912-355-1378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Jazz Association
5 p.m. March 23. Golf Club at Savannah Westin Resort, Hutchinson Island. Come early, get a good seat, a glass of wine, relax ... and prepare to be entertained, by a national jazz act. The Coastal Jazz Association is proud to present organ virtuoso Tony Monaco at its monthly Sunday concert series at 5 p.m. March 23 at the Golf Club at the Savannah Westin Resort on Hutchinson Island. The concert is $20 per person, or free of charge to Coastal Jazz Association members and for students with valid student IDs. The event also provides free parking at the Westin Golf Club.
4 p.m. March 23. Central Missionary Baptist Church, 3119 Shell Road, Thunderbolt. The Savannah branch NAACP will hold its monthly general/mass meeting on March 23 at 4 p.m. at Central Missionary Baptist Church, 3119 Shell Road in Thunderbolt. The Savannah State Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will host the meeting and will have Savannah attorney Chadrick Mance as its speaker. A University of Georgia Law School graduate, Mance will speak to the necessity of student involvement and interaction with the NAACP and its core mission. The Armstrong Atlantic State University Collegiate Chapter has been invited to participate, as is the general public. For more information, call the NAACP office at 912-233-4161 or visit the website www.savnaacp.com
5:50-8:30 p.m. March 25 and April 1. Learn to make a melon basket in a two-session workshop taught by artist Karen Harvell. Traditional Appalachian rib construction will be taught using flat and round reeds. Class is offered by City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Department. The fee is $50 for city residents and $55 non-residents. Advance registration required by calling 651-6783.
Science Night at Benedictine
6-8 p.m. March 26. Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive. Benedictine Military School will host the third annual Science Night from 6-8 p.m. March 26. There will be activities for all ages, including drive your own Mars Rover, blow something up in the chemistry lab, take a tour of the solar system and galaxy, look through a telescope, see the planets and listen to speakers from all areas of scientific research and employment. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 912-644-6540, email email@example.com or go to www.thebc400.com.
Teen Council is recruiting
Through May 30. Telfair Museums is recruiting for its 2014-15 Teen Council. They are looking for students who are dedicated, hardworking and passionate about art in their community. Students who will be in high school as of September 2014 are eligible. Go to www.telfair.org/teens for more information. The deadline for application is May 30.
Savannah/Chatham Christian Women
Noon. March 26. Carey Hilliards' Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah/Chatham Christian Women invites you and your friends to a program "Finding True Freedom" at Carey Hilliards' Banquet Room. Floridian Kathy Baarmam will tell of her escape from Communist Hungary as a child, local Savannah singer Tiffany Mize will entertain and Becky Clarke will show off all her animal therapy dog tricks. Lunch is at noon and reservations should be made by March 24. Call Betty at 925-3789 or email Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancel if unable to attend.
Alzheimer's Association fundraiser
March 27. Coach's Corner, 3016 E. Victory Drive. On March 27, the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association is having a fundraiser at Coach's Corner on Victory Drive. There will be a raffle, silent auction and free throw contest with Harlem Globetrotter Gator Rivers. Learn more at www.alz.org/georgia.
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.
Local adoption agency hosts banquet
6:30 p.m. March 27. Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Local adoption agency Covenant Care Services invites residents of Savannah and Coastal Georgia to its annual fundraising dinner banquet. It will be an opportunity to hear first-hand from those served by Covenant Care's ministry and to donate in support of adoption. The banquet will feature keynote speaker Dan Cruver, founder and director of Together for Adoption and author of "Reclaiming Adoption." There is no charge to attend, although seating is limited and advance reservations are required. The public can reserve a seat at www.adoptsavannah.com. Donations will be received the night of the event to benefit Covenant Care's adoption services in Savannah and Coastal Georgia.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service
Through April 15. AARP provides free tax preparation for both federal and Georgia state tax returns for low- and middle-income families, with an emphasis on seniors. At 113 sites throughout the state of Georgia, staffed by more than 820 IRS certified volunteers, AARP filed more than 33,000 returns statewide last year and more than 2.5 million nationally. Locate a site close to you by entering your ZIP code at www.aarp.org/taxaide, or call 888-227-7669. Go to our website or call to get the most current information on days and hours of operation, since sometimes they change for reasons beyond our control. Please make sure to bring proper identification, Social Security card(s), W-2s, 1099s, copy of last year's tax return and any other documents that relate to income and tax-deductible expenses. Locations include Live Oak Library, Bull Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Live Oak Library, Abercorn Street (near Savannah Mall), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; and Savannah Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
Robert Hitch Village Community Design meeting
5:30-7:30 p.m. March 27. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton St. The Housing Authority of Savannah and the Robert Hitch Village Master Development Team are hosting a collaborative Community Design Meeting on March 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Baptist Center on 704 Wheaton St. The redevelopment of Robert Hitch Village is the cornerstone of the East Savannah Gateway Transformation Plan. Join your neighbors and fellow community members in providing input for this new neighborhood in East Savannah. Visit www.eastsavannahgateway.com for details.
'The Man Who Came to Dinner'
7 p.m. March 27 and 28; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 29. Wilmington Island Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For their spring production, The Wilmington Island Methodist Players present "The Man Who Came to Dinner," a comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Seating is reserved. Tickets are $10 (includes dessert) and can be purchased now at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church or be placed on hold by calling the church office at 912-897-2835. Proceeds will be donated to the church building fund. Learn more at www.islandmethodist.com.
Leopold's Creative Writing Challenge
Through April 3. Leopold's Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries have partnered again to host the fourth annual Leopold's Ice Cream Creative Writing Challenge. This year's theme, "Savannah's Beautiful Squares," challenges children to create a poem inspired by Savannah's signature showpieces. One finalist from each of the four age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and high school) will win a Leopold's Ice Cream classroom party. All participating students will receive a coupon from Leopold's entitling them to a "Buy One Get One Free" scoop. The contest runs through April 3. For contest rules, a flyer can be found at each of the Live Oak Library branches and on www.liveoakpl.org or www.leopoldsicecream.com.
2-5 p.m. March 28. E. Shaver, bookseller, 326 Bull St. Julie Lowenthal will be signing the new "Johnny Harris Restaurant Cookbook" at E. Shaver, bookseller on March 28. Learn more at www.eshaverbooks.com.
ADA Rock the Runway
5:30 p.m. March 29. Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. The American Diabetes Association will present the second annual ADA Rock the Runway Fashion Show, "Flower Bomb: Reawaken Your Senses," on March 29 at Savannah Station. This annual event benefits ADA's Kiss-a-Pig Campaign, the largest diabetes awareness and fundraising event of the year. The Red Carpet Pre-Party starts at 5:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the runway show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $45 per person ($25 for students with ID) and includes the pre-party, open bar and decorated food stations featuring creations by local chefs. Tickets are available at www.flower-bomb.eventbrite.com.
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.
Free vessel safety check
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. Landing Harbor Marina. The Coast Guard has a program for free vessel safety checks, which are performed by the various Auxiliary Flotillas of the Coast Guard. The Auxiliary Flotillas are scattered throughout the U.S. The inspections are conducted by trained auxiliary personnel. The benefits of these safety checks are the prevention of citations by ensuring a vessel meets federal, state and local safety equipment requirements, identifying possible equipment defects to avoid costly breakdowns, avoiding boating accidents and injuries and providing a better understanding of use and care of a vessel's marine safety equipment. These free inspections are accomplished by scheduled visits by trained flotilla personnel to the various marines and landing ramps in the Savannah area. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at www.savannahaux.com or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or email@example.com.
2-5 p.m. March 29. E. Shaver, bookseller, 326 Bull St. Nan Marshall will be at E. Shaver on March 29 signing her new book, "What Would George Do?: Advice from Our Founding Father." The book takes George Washington's famous code of conduct "The Rules of Civility" and uses it to build an engaging, entertaining discourse on manners of the past for the modern day. Learn more at www.eshaverbooks.com.
Community Field Day
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29. T.A. Wright Stadium, Savannah State University Campus. The Healthcare Committee of the Savannah State Collegiate Chapter of NAACP, in collaboration with the Mother May I Foundation, will be hosting Savannah's Day of Youth in Motion: A Community Field Day. Field days aren't only a fun experience one may have had in grade school, but an effective way to make being active an enjoyable encounter. The event will be on March 29 at the T.A. Wright Stadium on Savannah State University's campus and admission is free. Learn more at www.savannahstate.edu.
Free vessel safety check
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30. Landing Harbor Marina. The Coast Guard has a program for free vessel safety checks, which are performed by the various Auxiliary Flotillas of the Coast Guard. The Auxiliary Flotillas are scattered throughout the U.S. The inspections are conducted by trained auxiliary personnel. The benefits of these safety checks are the prevention of citations by ensuring a vessel meets federal, state and local safety equipment requirements, identifying possible equipment defects to avoid costly breakdowns, avoiding boating accidents and injuries and providing a better understanding of use and care of a vessel's marine safety equipment. These free inspections are accomplished by scheduled visits by trained flotilla personnel to the various marines and landing ramps in the Savannah area. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at www.savannahaux.com or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flannery O'Connor Parade and street fair
1-4 p.m March 30. Lafayette Square. The Flannery O'Connor Parade and Street Fair is an annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O'Connor's birthday and will offer family-friendly fun, live music and more. Attendees are invited to walk in the parade and to bring handmade signs and un-amplified musical instruments. Live music by Andrew Hartzel, Anna Chandler and other ambling minstrels. Costumes inspired by Flannery O'Connor characters, settings or the author's life are optional. The parade is free and open to the public. For more information, call 912-233-6014 or email email@example.com.
Online RN-BSN program open house
Noon-1 p.m. March 31. Learn about Armstrong's fully online program of study, designed for licensed registered nurses who wish to pursue the bachelor's degree in nursing. The program is nationally accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Meet the professors, explore online course requirements and discover employment possibilities. Learn how to apply for this popular program at Armstrong and how to get ahead in this fast-growing health care field. Presenters include Armstrong nursing professors Dr. Marilyn O'Mallon, Dr. Ann Hallock, Debra Behringer and nurse recruiter Malissa Kennedy. This event is free and open to the public. Register at www.armstrong.edu/rn-bsn-online-openhouse.
Savannah TEA Party meeting
5 p.m. March 31. Tubby's Tank House, Thunderbolt. The Savannah TEA Party will host a meeting on March 31 at Tubby's in Thunderbolt. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with guest speakers David Guldenschuh, Convention of States, State Legislative Liaison and Jacquie Peterson, Convention of States, State Director. For more information, contact Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.savannahteaparty.com, Facebook, Twitter.
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.
Paint the Town Maroon
Noon. April 3. Johnson Square. Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a city-wide celebration of Pirate pride in Johnson Square, with The Savannah Bank serving as the presenting sponsor. Armstrong alumni, students, faculty, staff and supporters will gather to celebrate the university's 2013-14 fundraising successes and to underscore how critical Armstrong is in our community. This event is free and open to the public and will feature food, prizes and more. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Spring plant swap
8-11 a.m. April 4. Jane Fishman's West Boundary Street Garden. The spring plant swap will be April 4 at Jane Fishman's West Boundary Street garden. This is the 19th annual plant swap gathering. Swaps occur the first Saturday in October and the first Saturday in April. The swaps allow people to share what they no longer want in their garden with people who are looking for something new.
No money is exchanged. The garden sits between Chatham Steel (501 W. Boundary St.) and SCAD's Boundary Hall (415 W. Boundary St.). Stories, seeds, roots and rhizomes are welcome. Participants do not have to bring plants or money to attend. Call 912-484-3045 for more information.
Savannah Center for Blind community lunch
Noon-1 p.m. April 4. Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision will host its second annual Vision Quest Luncheon at the Hellenic Center on April 4. Featured speakers include community leaders O.C. Welch and Judge Robert Falligant. The event is sponsored by IKEA and is free and open to the public. Call the center to RSVP at 912-236-4473.
'Pinkalicious, The Musical'
7 p.m. April 4, 5, 11 and 12; 3 p.m. April 6 and 13. Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 E Victory Drive. The Savananh Children's Theatre will present "Pinkalicious, The Musical," for two weekends. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children, military and seniors. The Pretty In Pink Cupcake Party will take place after the April 5 performance. Join the pink-loving star of the show for cupcake decorating, pink lemonade and more! Child's ticket is $35 and adult tickets is $15 (includes the show.) Learn more at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
First Friday For Folk Music
7:30-10 p.m. April 4. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Stewart Hall. The First Friday for Folk Music will be held on April 4 at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. A $5 minimum suggested donation is requested to support the event and other SFMS activities. The two featured performing acts are David AlleY with Ryan and Patti Kelly and Mark Carter with host Chris Desa. First Friday For Folk Music is a much sought after listening venue on the East Coast for the past 18 years for performers who yearn to be on stage and have the appreciative and undivided attention of a knowledgeable and mature audience who enjoy good live musical performances.
Free Family Day: Garbage to Gardens
1-4 p.m. April 5, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square. Telfair Museums will host a free Family Day at the Jepson Center for the Arts as part of its monthly Free Family Day series, which is free and open to the public. Participants can get a head start on Earth Day and make "flowers and plants" by recycling plastic bottles, bags and paper. Be truly inspired by artist Karrie Hovey, who made an art garden at the Jepson Center entirely of recycled materials. The event is free of charge. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
100 Black Men of Savannah Scholarship & Awards Gala
6 p.m. April 5. Hyatt Regency Harbor Side Center, 2 W. Bay St. Come and support the 100 Black Men of Savannah at the 18th annual Scholarship & Awards Gala, our primary fundraiser supporting four core-mentoring programs. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 per table, due by March 28. After that date, tickets are $125 each or $1,250 per table. To purchase tickets, go to www.100blackmensav.org/gala or call 912-303-8006.
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.
Junior League Fit Kids Fest
2-5 p.m. April 5. Optimist Field, Daffin Park. Fit Kids Fest is a free community event, focused on increasing awareness and prevention of childhood obesity by providing children and their parents with resources and tools to help them make more educated choices and live more active, healthy lifestyles. The event will host a Healthy Eating Challenge, providing tips on making healthy meals and snacks, and offering several opportunities for children to engage in physical activity. Admission to Fit Kids Fest is free. The first 250 children who attend Fit Kids Fest will receive a free ticket to the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game taking place later that evening at Historic Grayson Stadium, next to Optimist Field.
Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band
5 p.m. April 6. Donovan Field, Fort Stewart. Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band will give a free performance at 5 p.m. April 6 at Donovan Field at Fort Stewart. The event is free and open to the public. Non-military personnel may enter through Gate 1 with a valid driver's license, registration and insurance card. Pets, smoking, grills, coolers, bottles and weapons are prohibited. Vendors will be on site. For more information, go to www.stewartmwr.com.
Sixth annual Tybee Wine Festival
April 9-13. Tybee Island. Kick off spring with a beach weekend getaway on Tybee Island for the sixth annual Tybee Wine Festival from April 9-13. Presented by Friends of the Tybee Theater Inc., the festival offers visitors five dynamic wine pairing events featuring international wines, fresh coastal cuisine, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment at various island hotspots, including the iconic Tybee Light Station, popular local eateries and beachside. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater. For ticket information, go to www.Tybeewinefestival.com or call 912-663-1099.
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.
Horizons Roast & Toast
6:30 p.m. April 11. Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. The first Horizons Savannah Roast & Toast will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at Savannah Station. Tickets are $100 per person and include a fresh, locally sourced dinner from Thrive Catering. To buy tickets for this event, go to www.horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854.
April 11-13. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. GnomeCon, a locally-organized science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention, will take place April 11-13 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Writer/director Larry Blamire, one of this year's guests of honor, will host screenings of his films "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavera" and "Trail of the Screaming Forehead." There will also be panels featuring Blamire and other guests, authors Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett, and Savannah-area puppeteer Angela Beasley. For the diehard gamers, GnomeCon offers hundreds European and private press board games for play, role playing games, miniatures and collectable card games. GnomeCon will also host a Magic: The Gathering qualifier. All events are open to registered attendees only. Cost to attend all three days currently starts at $40, with various pre-registration packages and benefits available. Full details are available at www.gnomecon.org.
TEA Party Rally
Noon. April 12. Ellis Square. Meet many of the candidates hoping to win your vote in the primary election May 20 at the TEA Party Rally on April 12 with keynote speaker Doc Thompson from The Blaze. For more information, contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358, email@example.com, www.savannahteaparty.com, Facebook or Twitter.
Art on Tap
5-8 p.m. Feb. 20. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Jepson Cafe hosts a blend of happy hour and art, featuring a different brewery or winery each month at Art on Tap. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members, which includes one drink ticket, light appetizers and museum admission. Moon River Brewing Co. will be the featured brewery. A wine and beer cash bar will be available and the Jepson Cafe will be open for dinner. Purchase tickets at www.telfair.org/artontap.
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.
Easter Blast at Skidaway
1-3 p.m. April 19. Skidaway Island State Park. Bring the whole family to Skidaway Island State Park for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts. Cost is $3 plus $5 parking. For more information, call 912-598-2300.
7 p.m. April. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Road. Dance begins with Waltz lesson from 7-8 p.m. and social dancing continues from 8-10 p.m. on April 19. USA Dance members, $10. and non-members $15. Please bring refreshments for the party.
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.
Chatham County Sheriff's Office Poker Run
8 a.m. April 27. Napa Auto Parts, 220 Eisenhower Drive. The 14th annual Chatham County Sheriff's Office Poker Run will take place April 27 (rain date is May 4). Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Napa Auto Parts. Funds raised support the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes by providing Christmas gifts, back-to-school items and furniture for the cottages. First-place poker hand wins $500. Lunch is also provided. Go to www.chathamsheriff.org for more details.
American Revolution Round Table
11:30 a.m. April 30. Moss Creek Golf Club, 100 Devil's Elbow Lane, Hilton Head Island. The American Revolution Round Table of South Carolina will host its quarterly luncheon with a guest speaker at the Moss Creek Golf Club on April 30, with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Sheila Ingle, an English and writing teacher for more than 30 years, most recently as an instructor at the University of South Carolina Upstate, will speak on the subject "South Carolina Heroines during the American Revolution." The cost of the luncheon is $24 for members and $32 for guests. Reservations must be paid for on or before April 25. For more information, call Anne Hamilton 705-7575.
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.
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.
Teen Night: Pop in, pop art
5-8 p.m. May 17, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., on Telfair Square. POP into the museum for our first annual teen night, a free by teens, for teens art event. Teens will take over the Jepson Center for a night highlighting pop art from the Varnedoe collection with screen printing, DJs, dancing, games and refreshments. Be sure to check out the teen audio and print guides to accompany the Kirk Varnedoe exhibition. The event is free of charge. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
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.
Tybee Tour of Homes
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Tybee Island. Spend the day at Georgia's beach and enjoy the 2014 Tybee Island Tour of Homes and luncheon. This year, the tour showcases nine island homes, from tiny coastal cottages to oceanfront dream homes, plus serves a box lunch at the Tybee Island Maritime Academy. Proceeds will benefit the new Tybee Island Maritime Academy Charter School and Rising TYde Community Food Pantry. Ticket prices are $40 in advance, $45 day of tour. Go to www.tybeetourofhomes.com for ticket information.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Gun Safety Class
8:30 a.m.-noon. Third Saturday of every month. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office firearms instructors offer a basic gun safety class for Chatham County civilians on the third Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The tuition is $25. If interested in attending the class, please contact Sgt. Glisson at 912-652-6959 to sign up as class sizes are limited for safety reasons. Those interested do not need to own a firearm to attend the class.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Southwest Chatham Branch Library, 14097 Abercorn St. These sessions are filled with stories, songs, music and activities, especially for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, call 912-925-8305
4 p.m. Wednesdays. Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Road. Practice your reading skills with one of our furry friends. Ages 5 and older. For more information, call 912-897-6233.
The Quilting Project
2-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St. Learn the art, history and technique to making quilts. For more information, call 912-447-5711.
7-9 p.m. Every Thursday. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. (meeting room, lower level). Open to all female singers. For more information, call 912-598-3005.
Toddler Third Thursday
10-11:30 a.m. Every third Thursday. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. This program is designed especially for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both our permanent and temporary exhibitions, followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios. Cost is $5 per child with adult admission. For more information, call 912-790-8800 or go to www.telfair.org.
Housing Authority of Savannah Neighborhood Resource Center
â€¢ Job Readiness Counseling, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Fridays. By appointment only. In collaboration with Georgia Department of Labor.
â€¢ Adult Literacy/GED, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. In collaboration with Savannah Technical College.
â€¢ Basic Computer/Clerical Training, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In collaboration with Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries. Free and open to the public, all classes are at HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. For more information, call 912-232-4232, ext. 115 or go to www.savannahpha.com.
First Friday for Folk Music
7:30-9:30 p.m. First Friday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society, this smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly event features local and touring folk musicians. Recommended donation of $2 per person. For more information, call 912-786-6953 or go to www.savannahfolk.org.
5 p.m. Sundays. Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. ST. ALMO will have informal dog walks at 5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Meet at Canine Palace. For more information, call 912-234-3336.
Safe Kids Savannah car seat safety inspection station
9 a.m. Every Wednesday. Safe Kids Savannah, 420 Mall Blvd. Child car seat safety inspections are done by certified child passenger safety technicians. They will help examine child safety seats for recalls and to make sure the seats are installed correctly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 912-356-2160 or go to www.safekidssavannah.org.
8 p.m. Every first and third Thursday. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St. Come on out for dance parties at the Savannah Ballroom. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. All ages welcome. For more information, call 912-335-3335 or go to www.savannahballroomdancing.com.
Barbecue dinner and karaoke night
5-7:30 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (karaoke) every first Friday. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Dinner includes chopped barbecue, cole slaw, fancy baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 per plate. All singers invited to karaoke night, no cover or admission. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.
5-7:30 p.m. Every third Friday. American Legion Post No. 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Fish fry includes fish fillet, french fries, hush puppies, cheese grits, cole slaw and beverage. Cost is $8 per plate. Desserts available from the Ladies Auxiliary unit at additional cost. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.
The Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe
8 p.m. Mondays. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Improvisation show by Savannah's premiere comedy troupe, with bits of original comedy skits worked in. Cost is $5 (or what you can donate). For more information, go to www.oddlot.org.