Submit your event at least two weeks in advance by going to events.savannahnow.com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0314.  

OCT. 10

Brews & Bites

6 p.m. Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway. Brews & Bites is your chance to taste local beer and food pairings and interact with the brewers. Tickets are $30 or $25 for Friends of Georgia State Parks Members. Ticket price includes the parking pass. Suitable for ages 21 and older. For more information, go to www.gastateparks.givezooks.com.

OCT. 11

Robert I. Strozier Lecture

Noon. Oct. 11. Ogeechee Theatre, Armstrong Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Regina Rahimi, associate professor, will discuss "Pervasive Vulnerabilities: Sexual Harassment in Middle and High School." The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

OCT. 12

Koozies for Boobies

8 p.m.-close. Oct. 12. Wet Willie's, 101 E. River St., 20 Jefferson St. and 16 Tybrisa St., Tybee Island. Wet Willie's will host the third annual Koozies for Boobies Breast Cancer Awareness Party at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 to benefit the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate. During the party, Wet Willie's will donate 10 percent of all sales to Komen Coastal Georgia. Raffle tickets will be available to win a $100 Wet Willie's Gift Card. Learn more at www.wetwillies.com.

'Dreadful Pestilence'

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Experience the story of yellow fever. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the door. RSVP by calling 912-236-8097.

OCT. 13

Free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery

2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bonaventure Historical Society will offer free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on Oct. 13. Guides will leave from the intersection of Mullryne and Wiltberger ways. Learn more at www.bonaventurehistorical.org.

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass

3-7 p.m. Oct. 13. Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Drive on Isle of Hope. The fourth annual BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass fundraiser will raise money for The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Guests will enjoy music by The Jimmy Wolling Bluegrass Band and Connellis, in addition to an array of free family-friendly activities. Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and younger get in free. Prepay for admission at www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or pay at the door.

Health & Wellness Expo

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah's Health & Wellness Expo is both entertaining and informative in support of Community Health Mission, American Cancer Society, Occugardens Savannah and YMCA. Events include comedian Mark Evens ("Southern Not Stupid"), musical performances, healthy tastings, mini massages, speakers, demonstrations of yoga, fitness, zumba and more. Win raffles for makeovers, personal training packages and more. Come enjoy and learn how to give your body what it needs to be healthy from the inside out spiritually, physically and emotionally. 

Teeing Off For Evan

Noon. Oct. 13. Southbridge Golf club. Join us for our first annual golf tournament in memory of Evan Nelms, who lost his heroic battle to acute myeloid leukemia on April 13 at 5 years of age. All the proceeds of this event will go toward the annual "Light the Night Walk" in Savannah, taking place this year on Oct. 18. A percentage of all donations go toward finding a cure for blood cancers through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The tournament is sponsored by Hooters of Savannah and Team Evan-Evanstrong. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 by telling Evan's story in hopes to find a cure. For more information, contact Evette Cooper at 912-572-5110 or teeingoffforevan@live.com. Donations can also be made to www.pages.lightthenight.org/ga/savannah13/teamevanevanstrong. 

Frogwarts at the Savannah Children's Museum

5-7 p.m. Oct. 13. Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Wear your most magical robes and hats and join us for an exciting wizarding event. Take a ride on the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children's Museum to be sorted into Houses at Frogwarts. Once the SCM Sorting House has picked your house, all the wizards and witches will get to take fun magical classes like potions, wand making and more. The Frogwarts Express will board at Georgia State railroad Museum from 5-6 p.m. and will take all wizards and witches to Savannah Children's Museum. Train boards on first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to arrive on time. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required at www.chsgeorgia.org/Society-Calendar/Date/2013-10-01/Event/687.html.

Ben Tucker Memorial Jazz Concert in Wright Square

4-6 p.m. Oct. 13. Wright Square. Join us for a jazz concert in Wright Square from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 13 to honor the legacy of legendary musician Ben Tucker. Hosted by the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, the concert will feature Claire Frazier and the Randall Reese Quartet. Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy great music. In case of rain, the concert will be on the second-floor sanctuary at Ascension, 120 Bull St. Donations will support the Ben Tucker Endowed Scholarship sponsored by Savannah College of Art and Design.

OCT. 14

Pumpkin Patch

10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14-25. Islands Family YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. The Islands YMCA's annual Pumpkin Patch is fast approaching. The Pumpkin Patch offers youth the chance to go on a hayride, visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy the outdoors. Reserve your spot today. We are currently taking reservations for schools (kindergarteners through second-graders), daycares and church groups. Space is limited, so call 912-897-1192 to reserve your spot. Child ticket is $8, adult ticket is $8 and teachers get in free.

Telfair Academy Guild meeting

11 a.m. Oct. 14. Telfair Museum on Telfair Square. The Telfair Academy Guild will meet Oct. 14 at the Telfair Museum on Telfair Square. Harry DeLorme, curator of education at the Telfair Museums, will speak on "New York Artists and the making of the Savannah Artists Community." The talk will be at 11 a.m., followed by a light luncheon. TAG members are encouraged to bring guests, and prospective members are welcome. For more information, call Carol Larsson at 912-598-3912 or email tag@telfair.org. 

OCT. 17

District 3 Town Hall meeting

6 p.m. Oct. 17. Johnson High School Auditorium, 3012 Sunset Blvd. A town hall meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Johnson High School Auditorium. District 3 School Board representative, Mrs. Cornelia H. Hall, will host the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The meeting's theme will focus on the topic: Achievement over Adversity - Initiatives that Ensure Success for all Students, and will include a panel discussion surrounding innovative methods for helping students overcome those challenges that stifle success. A panel of district officials and community members will be on hand to offer insight and answer questions.

'Seeking the Spirit of Old Spain: Robert Henri and Spanish Themes, 1904 to 1924'

6 p.m. Oct. 17. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Lecture by Valerie Ann Leeds, scholar specializing in the work of Robert Henri and the Ashcan School and chief curatorial advisor for the Spanish Sojourns exhibition. Cost is $5 for students, $12 for adults and free for members. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

'Lights On' national celebration

5-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Forsyth Park. The YMCA, in partnership with 21st Century, is hosting "Lights On," a national event to honor and celebrate children participating in 21st Century after-school programs. This fun-filled evening will be at Forsyth Park in front of the stage. The night will include a live band, entertainment, local vendors, kids' run, games and more. This event is free and open only to 21st Century program participants. Permission slips are available at the school your child attends. These forms are required for admittance. For more information, contact Zerik Samples at 912-236-1021. 

Mercer Night at the Lucas Theatre

8 p.m. Oct. 17. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. For this cabaret, guests will purchase a ticket at the box office, then enter the theater via the backstage door. Patrons are welcome to bring a bottle of wine, and a $10 corkage fee applies. There will be just 20 VIP tickets available in advance. These tickets are $100 each and get you early entry onto the stage and guaranteed entrance to the event. Purchase a pair and we will give you a bottle of champagne. All other tickets will be sold starting at 7 p.m. in the Lucas lobby. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $15 for students with ID. Call 912-525-5050 or go to www.lucastheatre.com. 

OCT. 18

Seersucker Live - The Cakewalk Episode

7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 18. The Sparetime, 36 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Join Seersucker Live for an evening of literature and entertainment. Boston author Jade Sylvan will be presenting her new memoir, "Kissing Oscar Wilde," and will be joined by Wisconsin novelist Chris Fink and Atlanta poet Amy McDaniel. All three authors will perform original writing, and they'll also premiere new pieces based on an illustration by Seersucker Live artist Lucas Rager. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at seersuckerlive.com/tickets. Cost is $5 with student ID. Limited seating. Cash bar. 18 and older only with valid I.D.

Graduate School Fair

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18. The Armstrong Center Ballroom, 13040 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Office of Career Services will host its fall Graduate School Fair. Armstrong's graduate programs, as well as programs from neighboring institutions, will be represented. This event is open to students, alumni and the community. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

Great Ogeechee Seafood festival

5-11 p.m. Oct. 18; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 19; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Gregory Stadium, Richmond Hill. This will be another year with continuous entertainment on two stages by local bands, dancers and national entertainment, a carnival midway, 5K Crab Crawl, dozens of arts and crafts vendors and the greatest seafood found anywhere in Coastal Georgia, plus a grand display of fireworks Saturday night. The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is a quality family event. For more information and ticket prices, go to www.goseafoodfestival.com.

'Midnight In The Garden Of Good & Evil'

7 p.m. Oct. 18. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. New York journalist John Kelso (John Cusack), alter ego of author John Berendt, arrives in Savannah to write a "literary postcard" about the Christmas party of the year. It's given by the sophisticated Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), who has restored many mansions in Savannah, including the famed Mercer House, where he now lives. After the party, Williams kills his unrefined lover Billy Hanson (Jude Law). Williams claims self-defense and Kelso decides to stay in Savannah to cover the trial. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 student/senior. Available by calling 912-525-5050 or going to www.lucastheatre.com. Eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass.

Annual Halloween Hike at Oatland Island

5 p.m. Oct. 18. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road. The not-too-scary and very friendly "Halloween Hike" at Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. The Halloween Hike is a popular trick-or-treat event ideal for young children. Visitors walk through a short portion of Oatland's trail, where they will meet some forest critters and their friends. Costumed animal characters will pass out treats, and Mother Goose will be telling stories in Oatland's Barnyard. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and comfortable walking shoes. Treat bags will be provided. There will be food concessions and other children's activities, such as pony rides, hay rides, face painting and a fossil hunt. Admission is $8 per child, $6 per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The remainder of Oatland's trail will be closed. For more information, call 912-395-1212 or 912-395-1500, or go to www.oatlandisland.org.

Oktoberfest

7-10 p.m. Oct. 18. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Don your lederhosen and dirndls and polka to the pavilion for an evening of schnitzel, kraut and fine Bavarian ales lakeside! A kick off to our Fall Garden Festival and a fundraiser for our Children's Garden, this will be a night to remember with live music, dancing, great food and a silent auction of unique and collectable German beer steins! $30 per person call to RSVP 912-921-5460. Sponsored by, World of Beer Savannah and the Bier Haus. Music by the Rhinelander's.

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

Step Up Savannah annual meeting and breakfast

7:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road. Featured speaker this year is Zixta Martinez, associate director for external affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB works to ensure financial products and services work for everyday citizens. Martinez has expertise in housing and community development, as well as legislative advocacy. She also has served on staff at the Housing and Community Development Subcommittee of the Banking Finance and Urban Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. All members of the Savannah community are welcome to attend the annual meeting. There is no cost, but we ask that you RSVP by Oct. 11 by calling 912-232-6747 or sending an email to jjohnson@stepupsavannah.org.

Vienna Boys Choir in concert

7 p.m. Oct. 18. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. The Savannah Children's Choir and Georgia Power will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert Oct. 18. This special concert will benefit the Savannah Children's Choir's travel scholarship fund, which will help the choir take its first solo tour to Vienna and Prague in June 2014. Tickets are available at Savannah Box Office, www.savannahboxoffice.com or by calling 912-525-5050. Tickets are $100 VIP reserved (adult and student), $60 reserved (adult and student, $35 general admission adult and $25 general admission student. Due to the nature and length of this performance, it is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old.

OCT. 19

LITTER REMOVAL EVENT

8 a.m. Oct. 19. Kroger, 495 Johnny Mercer Blvd. On Oct. 19 Keep Chatham Beautiful sponsor their first neighborhood litter removal campaign. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at 8 a.m. at Kroger on Wilmington Island. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, bags, grabbers, and safety vests. The litter removal area targets the roadsides of Johnny Mercer Blvd., from Kroger to Bryan Woods Road.  Trash will be picked up in one color of bag while recyclables will be picked up in another color of bag. After the litter removal event is complete, the litter bags and the recyclables bags will be weighed to determine the total amount being thrown out of vehicles or dropped on the ground by pedestrians. To volunteer, or get more information, contact Keep Chatham Beautiful at 912-790-1647 or slarnott@chathamcounty.org.

'Rhapsody In Blue' piano concert

8 p.m. Oct. 19. Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue tops the bill of Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre faculty member Benjamin Warsaw's solo piano recital at 8 p.m. on Oct.19 in Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. The pianist/composer will also perform Frederic Chopin's epic opus 10 Études as well as a few of his own original compositions. Admission to this concert recital is free of charge and open to the public.

HSF Gala

5:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. The Historic Savannah Foundation Gala, presented by grand sponsor The Savannah Bank, is  an elegant evening of cocktails, gourmet cuisine, live music and dancing under the stars. All proceeds benefit HSF's ongoing preservation initiatives, including the Revolving Fund, which has saved nearly 360 historic structures from demolition. The AfterGlow Party, presented by title sponsor Austin Hill Realty, offers the opportunity to enjoy an extended soiree under the stars. Individual cocktail parties start at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 8 p.m. and the AfterGlow Party at 9 p.m. HSF Gala tickets are $225 for HSF members and $275 for non-members, which includes an annual HSF membership. AfterGlow party tickets are $75 for 13th Colony members and $160 for non-members. All tickets are available at www.myhsf.org online.

Derby Devils honor military personnel

4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Savannah Civic Center. The Savannah Derby Devils will host a final home bout of the 2013 season Oct. 19 at the Savannah Civic Center. Looking to pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces, the Derby Devils are offering free admission to all active military personnel. Current active military personnel will need to present proper ID to receive free admission at the door. Advance ticket purchase, for the general public, is available online until midnight before the day of the bout. Adult tickets are $12, family four-packs are $26, children ages 3-12 get in for $2 and children younger than 3 are admitted free. No hidden fees or surcharges on advance online ticket purchases. Go to www.savannahderby.com/schedule/buy-tickets.

Gospel music extravaganza

5 p.m. Oct. 19. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 624 Waters Ave. The public is invited to attend the annual benefit gospel music extravaganza on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County. This year's mistress of ceremonies will be Regina Thomas, and Pastor Chester Ellis will serve as the pastor. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 912-233-5639.

Hayners Creek cleanup

8 a.m. Oct. 19. Rivers End boat ramp, 10 Rivers End Drive. Volunteers are needed to help with the Hayners Creek Rivers Alive Cleanup as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams. Volunteers can bring their own boat, canoe or kayak, or one will be provided for them, and all volunteers receive lunch and a T-shirt. They will be joining an estimated 30,000 other volunteers statewide participating in the annual river cleanup. To volunteer, contact Margosia Jadkowski at 912-651-6943 or mjadkowski@savannahga.gov.

After DOMA - A free forum

10 a.m. to noon. Oct. 19. Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. GaySavannah.com presents After DOMA - a free forum on Oct. 19. Forum topics include same-sex couples receiving federal benefits, naturalization rights for international couples and more. Learn more at www.gaysavannah.com.

Fall Garden Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Shop at our many plants, crafts, food and art vendor booths and enjoy a day of garden tours, gardening seminars and children's activities. Purchase lunch at the pavilion and enjoy CGBG's first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Bring your already carved pumpkin to our lakeside pavilion for judging at noon. For more information, go to www.coastalgeorgiabg.org. Fall Festival is $5 per car entry fee, $3 per person walk-in fee.

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 20

Guitars in the Garden

2-6 p.m. Oct. 20. Savannah Botanical Gardens, 1388 Eisenhower Drive. Rape Crisis Center Savannah, in partnership with 1in6.org's "1BlueString" Campaign, which aims to help men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood, live healthier, happier lives, presents "Guitars in Garden." Guitars in the Garden will feature a variety of outstanding guitarists, an art exhibit, vedors and a co-ed fashion show, showcasing local designers. 

Pumpkin Patch

10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Oct. 25. Islands Family YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. The Islands YMCA's annual Pumpkin Patch is fast approaching. The Pumpkin Patch offers youth the chance to go on a hayride, visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy the outdoors. Reserve your spot today. We are currently taking reservations for schools (kindergarteners through second-graders), daycares and church groups. Space is limited, so call 912-897-1192 to reserve your spot. Child ticket is $8, adult ticket is $8 and teachers get in free.

Jeff Perks piano concert

7 p.m. Oct. 20. White Bluff United Methodist Church. Jeff Perks will perform Oct. 20 at White Bluff United Methodist Church. The concert will include popular music, inspirational music and comedy. Perks is a Savannah native who has recorded nine solo piano albums, played at the White House and is a No. 1-rated pianist for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Meet the Artist at Kobo Gallery

1-3 p.m. Oct. 20. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St. New artist to Kobo Gallery, Ikeda Feingold, will be available to discuss her paintings during this meet-the-artist event Oct. 20. Also on display will be the works of 14 additional gallery members. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.kobogallery.com. 

Faure's Requiem

5 p.m. Oct. 20. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Bizet composed his only work, Symphony in C, at the young age of 17, while Faure's Requiem is the most popular of his pieces, featuring the soprano aria, Pie Jesu. There will be a pre-concert talk at 4 p.m. Tickets $16 to $70, available by calling 912-525-5050 or going to www.lucastheatre.com.

'Diva Reunion - The Main Event'

5 p.m. Oct. 20. Savannah Westin Resort. Every few years, Savannah pays deserved tribute to its own "divas" of jazz. Coastal Jazz Association is proud to have these dynamic women in its midst, bringing power and panache to their music with their own unique styles of vocal improvisation, ranging from slow, sad and bluesy to upbeat, sensuous and jazzy. Performers are Claire Frazier and Huxsie Scott. Learn more at www.coastaljazz.org.

OCT. 22

Learning to use marine GPS

6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Road. Learn what a GPS can do and how to use its functions. Learn how to download NOAA nautical charts in notebook form and receive a notebook chart for 11512. Cost is $20 and $10 per person for additional family members. Email classes@savannahsboating club for more info. To preregister, go to www.usps.org/findaseminar or www.savannahsboatingclub.org.

OCT. 23

"Crafts for the Holidays" Fundraiser

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Oct. 1-31. Richmond Hill Public Library. A unique gift for the holidays can be found at the Richmond Hill Public Library as the group Common Threads hosts "Crafts for the Holidays," a fundraising event this October and November. An assortment of beautiful, hand-made items will be on display during normal library hours: Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Some items will be available for special orders. Customers may also view the larger items which will be available for the Silent Auction portion of this fundraiser which will be held at the library from Nov. 1-15.

Savannah/Chatham County Christian Women meeting

11 a.m. Oct. 23. Carey Hillards' Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. The Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women invites you to our "Country Fair and Live Auction" Fall Festival. Shopping begins at 11 a.m., and the auction and lunch will be at noon in Carey Hillards' Banquet Room. Clair and Don Hodges will sing because fall is in the air. International speaker Phyllis Page will tell you how to have peace when faced with a hurricane heartache. To make a reservation, call Betty at 912-925-3789 or email Toni at letozip@gmail.com. Respond by Oct. 21. Please cancel if unable to attend.

OCT. 24

Savannah Friends of Music fall membership meeting

11 a.m. Oct. 24. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Drive. Savannah Friends of Music will host its Fall Membership Meeting Thursday, Oct. 24 at Johnny Harris Restaurant. Parking available at rear of restaurant. Short business meeting is followed by musical program by the Savannah Arts Academy Jazz Combo directed by Vann Thornton, and an oboist and vocalist, some of whom are SFOM scholarship recipients. A buffet lunch will be served at noon. Send $18.75 check per person payable to SFOM, c/o Marlene Thornton, 208 Claremont Way, Pooler, GA 31322. For more information, call 912-450-0681. All members and those interested in membership are invited to attend.

Dr. Edmund Barry Gaither to speak

6 p.m. Oct. 24. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. The annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture will feature Dr. Edmund Barry Gaither, who discusses artists and the Great Migration. Gaither will speak about artist Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series, which is the most famous visual presentation on the topic. He also will draw parallels between the Great Migration in art and its treatment in literature and music, especially the blues. One of Gaither's favorite blues lines is, "I'm going back down South, where the weather suits my clothes, I done stayed here in Chicago, and almost froze." A reception sponsored by Telfair Museums' Friends of African American Art follows. This event is free. Learn more at www.telfair.org.

Free Workshop for Alzheimer's Families

2-6 p.m. Oct. 24. The Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimer's, including workshops where family members will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimer's CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® training program training that was developed for the network's professional CAREGiversSM. The workshops offer specific solutions for the many common issues that arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer's. The next  workshop will be offered on Oct. 24 from 2-6 p.m. The location will be determined based on interest, so for further information or to register, please call the office at 912-355-0099, 843-842-3372 or toll free at 877-855-0098.

A Moveable Feast lecture series

6 p.m. Oct. 24. The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Liberal Arts announces a year-long lecture series, "A Moveable Feast." The series will feature monthly lectures and performances by distinguished Armstrong faculty. The speaker Oct. 24 will be Lara Wessell, assistant professor of political science, speaking on "Presidential Authority and National Threats: Thinking Critically about Power." All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.

OCT. 25

Pumpkin Patch

10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Islands Family YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. The Islands YMCA's annual Pumpkin Patch is fast approaching. The Pumpkin Patch offers youth the chance to go on a hayride, visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy the outdoors. Reserve your spot today. We are taking reservations for schools (kindergarteners through second-graders), daycares and church groups. Space is limited, so call 912-897-1192 to reserve your spot. Child ticket is $8, adult ticket is $8 and teachers get in free.

Habersham Ys Trunk or Treat

5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Habersham YMCA, 6400 Habersham St. Come out to the Habersham Y on Oct. 25 for the annual Trunk of Treat. This fun-filled family event is hosted by the Habersham Y, in partnership with Tapestry Church, and includes fun for all ages. Activities include the trunk or treat, inflatables, cake walk, carnival games, music and more. Don't forget to come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for the contest. This event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact the Y at 912-354-6223.

Political forum in Bloomingdale

7 p.m. Oct. 25. Bloomingdale Community Center, 202 Moore St. The Lions Club of Bloomingdale will host a political forum for all individuals seeking the offices of mayor of Bloomingdale or one of six positions for city council of Bloomingdale. This event will be at the Bloomingdale Community Center. 

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 26

Annual Fall Festival

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Liberty County/Armed Services Y, 201 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville. Join the Liberty County/Armed Services Y and MWR at the annual Fall Festival on Oct. 26. This event will take place on the soccer fields at the Y and will include fun for all ages. Bring the family for a day of arts and crafts, carnival games, hay ride, more than 40 local vendors, military displays and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 912-368-9622.

Free concert for kids

2 p.m. Oct. 26. St. Peter's Church, 3 W. Ridge Road. A free concert for kids will be Oct. 26 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island. The concert will be "Peter and the Wolf" with Bob Jepson as narrator. It will also feature organist Nicole Marane and percussionist John Lawless, and there will be an ice cream reception following the concert.

Trick or Trot 5K/10K

8 a.m. Oct. 26. May Howard Elementary, 115 Wilmington Island Road. Get in the Halloween spirit with Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club. Dress in your Halloween best and join us Oct. 26 for the 16th annual Trick or Trot. This event will feature awards for top male and female in each age group during a post-race ceremony, which will include food, beverages and family activities. The event benefits Midtown Community Center, West Broad Street YMCA, SAFE Shelter, Wesley Community Center, May Howard PTA and Georgia Rotary Student Program. Registration fees are $25-$35. For more information or to register, go to www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/trick-or-trot.

National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County meeting

2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Thomas Francis Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County will host its monthly meeting Oct. 26 in the Community Room at Thomas Francis Williams Court. For more information, call 803-842-2347. 

Wag-O-Ween

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Downtown Savannah. Trick or treat with your pooch at more than 75 participating businesses in downtown Savannah. There will be costume contests and raffle drawings. You can pick up maps the day of the event for a $5 donation at Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. Proceeds will benefit local rescue groups. For more information, call Canine Palace at 912-234-3336.

The Village Library sidewalk book sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. The Village Library, 1 Skidaway Village Square. The Village Library will host its fall book sale Oct. 26. The gently used books will be arranged by trade and paperback, fiction, non-fiction, biography, history, sports, children/youth, gardening, cooking, CDs and DVDs etc. All books are priced very reasonably; cash or check only. Learn more at www.thevillagelibary.org.

Savannah Food Day Festival

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Daffin Park. Join Well FED Magazine and other local organizations and businesses as they come together to celebrate a national movement in support of local, affordable, sustainable food. The event is free and open to the public. It includes more than 25 free workshops and classes with topics such organic gardening, cooking classes, sustainable living, nutrition and more. There will be art and educational activities for kids of all ages, as well as fun entertainment that includes puppet shows, face painting and making art with food. This year, the festival is also partnering with Savannah's Play Streets event, making this event two festivals in one. Play Streets will include free children's fitness activities, such as bicycle courses, a skating rink, obstacle course and more. Bring your blankets and tents, because this is an all-day festival with live performances by some of Savannah's top musical acts. There will also be farmers and local healthy food vendors selling ready-to-eat goods and tons of exhibitors to browse. For more information, go to www.wellfedsavannah.com/foodday. 

H.V. Jenkins High School Alumni Golf Tournament

9 a.m. Oct. 26. LaVida Country Club, 525 Windsor Road. Jenkins High School Athletics is inviting all alumni and friends to participate in the first Alumni Golf Tournament. Proceeds will be used for all athletic teams at H.V. Jenkins High School. The first 18 paid teams will be entered into the tournament. All ties will be settled by card match (regression from 18 down). Hole sponsors: $100. Make checks payable to Jenkins Athletics, Attn: Jeff Mell, Jenkins High school Alumni Golf Tournament, 1800 E. DeRenne Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information, email jeffrey.mell@sccpss.com.

Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 26. Isle of Hope Marina, 50 W. Bluff Drive. Join us Oct. 26 for the second annual Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest at Isle of Hope Marina and Paxton Park. Come meet more than 50 artists and get immersed in their amazing talents. Enjoy the tunes of Velvet Caravan, Doc & the Brawner Boys, Andrew Gill Band, Eric Culberson Band, Lauren Lapointe, Christy Alan Band and headliner The Train Wrecks. Kid zone hosted by The Clay Spot and Scribble Art Studio in Paxton Park. This is an all-ages event and free of charge. Learn more at www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest.

Skidaway Marine Science Day

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, north end of Skidaway Island. Skidaway Marine Science Day is a campus-wide open house with activities for everyone. These will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science. Along with the campus organizations, Skidaway Marine Science Day will also include displays, demonstrations and activities from a wide range of science, environmental and education groups, such as The Dolphin Project, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and The Nature Conservancy. All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day will be free. For more information, call 912-598-2325, or go to www.skio.uga.edu. 

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct.26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th-century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor's treatment of a fever victim. Not suitable for children younger than 8. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. The cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 912-236-8097.

OCT. 27

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

4 p.m. Oct. 27. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Kristine K. Stevens will present a lecture based on her new memoir, "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough," about what happened when she sold her house, quit her job and traveled solo around the world in honor of her 40th birthday. Kristine works at the Savannah College of Art and Design as the senior web content manager and is plotting another global adventure, this time focusing on the Pacific Rim. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Forsyth Park. From its beginning as the Hard Lox Café in Monterey Square to one of the Savannah's great food celebrations, the Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival now welcomes more than 10,000 people annually to Forsyth Park. Among the mouth-watering, popular food offerings will be potato latkes, corned beef on rye, cheese blintzes, chicken soup with matzo balls and rugalach pastries, all to be washed down with the famous Dr. Brown sodas. Learn more at mickveisrael.org/food-festival.html.

OCT. 28

Elite Real Estate education in Savannah

6 p.m. Oct. 28. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Ave. The most important part of your real estate investment business is determining the value of your properties. The Chatham County Tax Assessor staff will be presenting the tax assessment, legislative and appeal process in our next meeting. Meet the individuals who place dollar values on our Chatham County properties. The cost is $5. For more information, go to www.meetup.com/Savannah-Real-Estate-Investor-Alliance. 

OCT. 29

Chatham County Farm Bureau annual meeting

6 p.m. Oct. 29. 1102 Shannon Ave. Chatham County Farm Bureau in Savannah is hosting its annual board meeting Oct. 29. The meeting will be at the office at 1102 Shannon Ave. All members are welcome to attend.

A Time to Entertain with James Farmer

10:30 a.m. Oct. 29. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. The Women's Board of Bethesda presents our 2013 Arch speaker series. James Farmer is a Southern garden and floral designer, editor-at-large for Southern Living, author and cook. He is becoming one of the best-known garden-to-table experts in the country. With his Southern charm, he will guide us through the art of entertaining on a grand scale or modest budget. He will also be offering light samples of some of his recipes. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Tickets available at www.atimetoentertain@eventbrite.com or at KitchenWare Outfitters, Merry Times, Savannah Country Day Bookstore, Polka Dots and through members of the Women's Board of Bethesda. All proceeds benefit the boys at Bethesda Academy. The cost is $40.

OCT. 31

64th Annual Coastal Empire Fair

Oct. 31-Nov. 10. There is more to do at the fair than just the rides. Bring your favorite hobbies, ribbons and cash prizes awarded. Educational Exhibit Booths are filling quickly! So call today and reserve your space. For more information contact the Chatham County Extension 912-652-7981. Entries will be received Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 3-6 p.m. Entries must be picked up on Monday Nov. 11 from 3-6 p.m. at the Educational Exhibit Center.

"Crafts for the Holidays" Fundraiser

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Oct. 1-31. Richmond Hill Public Library. A unique gift for the holidays can be found at the Richmond Hill Public Library as the group Common Threads hosts "Crafts for the Holidays," a fundraising event this October and November. An assortment of beautiful, hand-made items will be on display during normal library hours: Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Some items will be available for special orders. Customers may also view the larger items which will be available for the Silent Auction portion of this fundraiser which will be held at the library from Nov. 1-15.

Halloween on the River

5-11 p.m. Oct. 31. River Street. Join in the spooky fun as ghouls, witches and goblins crowd Rousakis Riverfront Plaza to celebrate Halloween in one of the country's most haunted cities. Halloween on the River will take place from 5-11 p.m. Oct. 31. Sport your favorite Halloween gear to take part in one of the costume contests and come by historic River Street to take in the festive fall atmosphere. Rousakis Plaza overlooks River Street and is home to plenty of haunted mansions, restaurants and hotels in Savannah's historic district. Bring the entire family to this kid-friendly event in Savannah, as Halloween on the River is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.riverstreetsavannah.com.

'The Nightmare on Congress Street' Charity Bar Crawl

6 p.m. Oct. 31. The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St. "The Nightmare on Congress Street" Charity Bar Crawl is Savannah's newest and scariest bar crawl, with a $1,000 costume contest. Your mission? Visit every participating bar before the night's end and earn yourself a free "I Survived the Nightmare" T-shirt. On top of the killer drink specials, each crawler will receive a signature goblet, wristband good for free cover, a koozie, plenty of swag from each bar and sponsor, an official score card to mark your progress and a T-shirt for each crawler who survives. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to AMBUCS. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 the day of event at The Rail Pub. For more information, go to www.barcrawlsavannah.com. 

NOV. 1

First Friday for Folk Music

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. The next scheduled First Friday for Folk Music will be held at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church Nov. 1. It is a smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting. There is a suggested minimum donation of $ 5/- to support the event, and other SFMS activities. This month's show features singer/songwriter, former lead guitarist for the late Richie Havens, Walter Parks and Nashville's Runaway Home.

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Masquerade Event

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

NOV. 2

James Roger's show to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

7 p.m. Nov. 2. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Fine Arts Auditorium. Internationally renowned recording artist and performer James Rogers, will perform his show on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Savannah at the Armstrong Atlantic State University's Fine Arts Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission to the show is free for military identification card holders and $15 for the civilian sector. Proceeds from the performance will go the Wounded Warrior Project.

"Groves Day"

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2. Robert W. Groves High School, practice football field facing Augusta Road. On Saturday, Nov. 2 Robert W. Groves High School will host "Groves Day", from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Groves High School, on the practice football field. There will be food and fun for students, parents, children, and the entire community. Festivities will include carnival games, performances by the Savannah Arts Academy Jazz Band, dancing, face painting, health screenings and flu shots, college representatives, military representatives, community resources, a moon bounce for young children, and more! There is no entrance fee tickets will be sold per activity. Come out and enjoy the day with your family and friends.

Professional Clothing Drive

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

Savannah Zombie Walk

Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 2. The sixth annual Savannah Zombie Walk will be Nov. 2. The walk is free with a canned food donation. The walk begins at 7 p.m. and travels down River Street. Join us throughout the day to enjoy vendors, bands, entertainment and more. Make-up artists will be on site until 6:30 p.m. for free make-up application. The theme is "Day of the Dead." For more information, go to www.savannahzombiewalk.com. 

NOV. 3

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

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

NOV. 4

'The Shroud of Turin'

7-9 p.m. Nov. 4. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. Mr. Schwortz of Colorado will deliver a presentation on the Shroud, a burial cloth that is believed to have wrapped the body of Jesus Christ after His death, and the work of the scientists involved in 1978. The lecture will be Nov. 4 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The presentation is open to the public and will be in the lower chapel of the Cathedral. Please enter through the side entrance on Harris Street. Learn more at www.savannahcathedral.org.

NOV. 7

Brews & Bites

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

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

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

NOV. 9

Pirate Preview Open House

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

NOV. 10

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

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

NOV. 12

Salsa dance lessons

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

NOV. 14

A Moveable Feast lecture series

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

NOV. 16

5K and 10K Memorial Race

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

Telfair Art Fair

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

Children's Book Festival

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

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

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

NOV. 17

Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series

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

NOV. 18

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

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

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

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

NOV. 19

Salsa dance lessons

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

NOV. 23

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

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

Trail of Hope 5K and 10K

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

Annual Dickens Village Craft Festival

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

Cathedral Heritage Gala

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

NOV. 29

December Nights and Holiday Lights

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

DEC. 3

Salsa dance lessons

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

DEC. 5

Salsa and Latin Dance Party and Reception

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

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

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

DEC. 12

Savannah Arts Academy's Double Piano Concert

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

Professional Clothing Drive

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

Basic Planning for Death or Disability workshop

5-7 p.m. Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host "Basic Planning for Death or Disability." This event aims to educate people on the basics of wills, advanced directives, guardianship and powers of attorney. The class will be taught by experienced local attorneys. The cost of the event is $30. To register, go to www.mediationsavannah.com. Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.

ONGOING

Adult tennis lessons

4-5:30 p.m. Sundays or 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Lake Mayor Tennis Courts. First lesson is free, thereafter $10 per lesson. Loaner rackets available or purchase one for $15. Contact Phyllis Greene, Community Tennis Coordinator, prior to lesson at 912-501-9862, ctcsavannahga@att.net or go to www.savannahtennis.com. 

Free Tae Kwon Do classes

5 p.m. Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club, 801 Brewer St. Free Tae Kwon Do classes are being offered at the Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club. These classes are for boys and girls ages 6-18. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean self-defense system. It is great for children because it teaches respect, self-discipline, self-defense and it is fun. It is offered at 5 p.m. every Thursday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday. Classes are taught by George Freeman, who is a second-degree black belt. Applications must be completed by parents or guardians at the Kayton-Frazier Boys & Girls Club. The cost is a $2 registration fee. For more information, call 912-443-9143. 

Liberty City hosts bingo night

5:30 p.m. Every fourth Wednesday. Liberty City Community Center. The Liberty City Richfield Southover Community Improvement Association, Inc. will host bingo night every fourth Wednesday of the month beginning March 27. 

13th Colony Sound Savannah Chorus

7 p.m. Mondays. Thunderbolt Lodge No. 693, 3111 Rowland Ave. The 13th Colony Sound Savannah Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Thunderbolt Lodge No. 693. If you can carry a tune, come sing with us! For more information, call 912-344-9768 or go to www.savannahbarbershoppers.org. 

Rhythmatic Movement Fitness Classes

5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Dec. 4. 1802 E. Broad St. at 35th Street. GatorBall Academy Inc. announces its bi-weekly, G Ball Rhythmatic Movement Fitness Classes every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Dec. 4. Come out and strengthen your core muscle group with Larry "Gator" Rivers and Debra Hasan. Call 912-358-0521 for enrollment. The cost is a $5 donation per class.

Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Second Sunday of the month. The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on the second Sunday of each month. Tours are offered at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. These walking tours step off from the same spot, which is marked with a sign. Tours last about an hour and are free, but donations are welcome. 

The 2013 tour dates are: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug.11, Sept.8, Oct.13, Nov.10 and Dec.8. For more information, call 912-927-6145 or 912-236-2705 or email lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Patriot Previews at The Habersham School

8:15-9 a.m. Thursdays. The true culture of a school is best experienced during a personal tour. Tours of The Habersham School are available every Thursday from 8:15-9 a.m. by appointment only. This is the time to visit our classrooms, meet our head of school and principal and discuss our unique mission. To reserve your spot, contact 912-509-0540 or info@thehabershamschool.org.

Harbour Lights Dancing

Second and fourth Friday of each month. City of Port Wentworth Community House. If you are interested in line dancing or square dancing, call Larry O'Pry at 912-429-0492. Dancing takes place in the City of Port Wentworth Community House the second and fourth Friday of each month.

Bethesda Farm Stand selling organic produce

3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. This popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. For more information, go to www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912-351-2061. 

Second LIFE Thrift Store

Saturdays. Second Life, 308 Central Ave., Guyton. LIFE Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a focus of giving people with disabilities the tools that will enable them to be more independent. Your purchase from Second LIFE will go for home modifications such as wheelchair ramps, door widening, roll-in showers and assistive technology. LIFE Inc. was established 25 years ago in Savannah. LIFE's service area is 11 counties. Donations of children's clothes, sizes infant to 16, will be accepted by calling 912-772-4162. No stains or tears, please. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Psychotronic Film Night

8 p.m. Every Wednesday. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or under-appreciated films from around the world every Wednesday. Whether extremely well-made or "so bad they're good," their selections are always rare, unique and memorable. Check their Facebook page for updated listings. For more information, call 912-232-4447 or go to www.sentientbean.com/events/view/1433.

MOMSNext Meeting

10-11:30 a.m. First and third Monday of each month. Islands YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. MOMSnext invites moms to come, just as they are, to experience personal growth and practical help relevant to mothering during the school-aged years. Childcare provided upon request. For more information, call 912-898-4344 or email kymmccarty@hotmail.com.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

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

Pooler Business Network

11 a.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 U.S. 80. Come and network with us. All business owners welcome. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-308-6768 or go to www.topnconnections.org.

Forsyth Farmers' Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Saturday. Forsyth Farmer's Market, Bull Street and West Park Avenue. Farmers and local vendors will be at the south end of Forsyth Park. SNAP/EBT and WIC accepted. Free to browse. For more information, go to www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.

Savannah Women's Business Network

11 a.m. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Exchange Tavern, 6710 Waters Ave. Come and join us for our luncheon/networking event. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-572-2362 or go to www.pnconnections.org.

Weekend cannon firings

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, three times daily. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. 80. The park features the nation's largest fully functional reproduction cannon. Historic weapon demonstrations follow historic guidelines and portray uniforms and equipment of the Civil War. Cost: $5 entrance free, ages 15 and younger free. For more information, call 912-786-5787 or go to www.nps.gov/fopu.

Jazz music

7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 111 West Bay St. The Kim Polote's jazz trio will be playing the music of Johnny Mercer. For more information, call 912-721-4800 or go to www.ruthschris.com.

Thrift and gift store

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Elizabeth's Attic, 16491 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill. Jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children's toys and games are available. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, call 912-727-2664.

Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts

5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road. Classes in drama, brass, woodwind, vocal, dance, guitar and piano. All ages. Cost: $6 per lesson, fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, call Lt. Shauntrice 912-352-8366.

Women's self-defense classes

7 p.m. Every Tuesday. Elite Martial Arts Academy, Suite. 107, 1024 Hwy. 80 West. Sponsored by the Guardian Angels and the Academy. Cost: Free. For more information, call 912-484-3007.

Wonderful Wednesday

4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Southwest Chatham Branch Library, 14097 Abercorn St. These sessions are filled with stories, songs, music and activities, especially for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, call 912-925-8305

Dog Days

4 p.m. Wednesdays. Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Road. Practice your reading skills with one of our furry friends. Ages 5 and older. For more information, call 912-897-6233.

The Quilting Project

2-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St. Learn the art, history and technique to making quilts. For more information, call 912-447-5711.

Savannah Sings!

7-9 p.m. Every Thursday. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. (meeting room, lower level). Open to all female singers. For more information, call 912-598-3005.

Toddler Third Thursday

10-11:30 a.m. Every third Thursday. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. This program is designed especially for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both our permanent and temporary exhibitions, followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios. Cost is $5 per child with adult admission. For more information, call 912-790-8800 or go to www.telfair.org.

Housing Authority of Savannah Neighborhood Resource Center

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

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

• Basic Computer/Clerical Training, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In collaboration with Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries. Free and open to the public, all classes are at HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. For more information, call 912-232-4232, ext. 115 or go to www.savannahpha.com.

First Friday for Folk Music 

7:30-9:30 p.m. First Friday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society, this smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly event features local and touring folk musicians. Recommended donation of $2 per person. For more information, call 912-786-6953 or go to www.savannahfolk.org. 

Dog walks

5 p.m. Sundays. Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. ST. ALMO will have informal dog walks at 5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Meet at Canine Palace. For more information, call 912-234-3336.

Safe Kids Savannah car seat safety inspection station

9 a.m. Every Wednesday. Safe Kids Savannah, 420 Mall Blvd. Child car seat safety inspections are done by certified child passenger safety technicians. They will help examine child safety seats for recalls and to make sure the seats are installed correctly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 912-356-2160 or go to www.safekidssavannah.org.

Dance Party

8 p.m. Every first and third Thursday. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St. Come on out for dance parties at the Savannah Ballroom. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. All ages welcome. For more information, call 912-335-3335 or go to www.savannahballroomdancing.com.

Barbecue dinner and karaoke night

5-7:30 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (karaoke) every first Friday. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Dinner includes chopped barbecue, cole slaw, fancy baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 per plate. All singers invited to karaoke night, no cover or admission. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.

Fish fry

5-7:30 p.m. Every third Friday. American Legion Post No. 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Fish fry includes fish fillet, french fries, hush puppies, cheese grits, cole slaw and beverage. Cost is $8 per plate. Desserts available from the Ladies Auxiliary unit at additional cost. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.

The Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe

8 p.m. Mondays. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Improvisation show by Savannah's premiere comedy troupe, with bits of original comedy skits worked in. Cost is $5 (or what you can donate). For more information, go to www.oddlot.org.