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.
Over the Sugar Hill Club meeting
6:30 p.m. April 11. Carey Hilliard's, 11111 Abercorn St. The Over the Sugar Hill Club will host its spring meeting April 11 at Carey Hilliards on Abercorn Street. Dave Ducan, manager at the Savannah Sugar Plant, will be the guest speaker. For more information, email Shirley Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.E. Beach High School Class of 1952 meeting
4-5 p.m. April 11. Forrest City Library. The A.E. Beach High School class of 1952 will meet at Forrest City Library on April 11.
Leadership Lecture Series
6 p.m. April 11. Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the Leadership Lecture Series speaking event for spring 2013. Janisse Ray, renowned writer and environmental activist, will give her lecture and reading, "Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future," on April 11. The event is free and open to the public.
Effingham Adventure Weekend
Effingham Adventure Weekend is a four-day event at Effingham County High School. XTreme Student Night is April 11 and is free and open to all youth. The Women's Banquet on April 12 will feature LaDonna Gatlin. Tickets are $10. The Outdoor Expo on April 13 is free and will feature a car show, family activities, giveaways and a silent auction. Hank Hough will also present a dog show with his trained Labrador retrievers. The Men's Dinner will be April 13. Tickets are $10. The final event will be at 6 p.m. April 14, with Charles Billingsly leading a powerful worship time. Bring your family and friends! For ticket information, call 912-826-3743. For more information, go to www.effinghamadventureweekend.com.
'Spring Awakening' at AASU
April 11-21. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Jenkins Hall Theater. Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers student theater troupe has opened ticket sales for its spring semester musical, "Spring Awakening." Regular admission is $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, students and children. Discounts available to AASU students, faculty and staff with valid PirateCard. For show information or to purchase tickets, go to www.tickets.armstrong.edu or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 912-344-2801.
Summer Art Camp
The city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, which is from June 3 to Aug. 9. Eight camp sessions will be offered for children, providing an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings. Summer Art Camp takes place at DCA Studios at 9 W. Henry St. Sessions one and nine are introductory half-day camps open to children ages 4-6. These sessions are available from 9 a.m.-noon June 3-7 and Aug. 5-9. Half-day camp fees are $85 per child. Sessions two-eight are one-week, full-day sessions open to children ages 6-12. These sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 to Aug. 2. Full-day camp fees are $135 per child. Registration forms are available at www.savannahga.gov/arts. Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information, call 912-651-6783.
2013 Gryphon Gala
April 12. Harborside Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Savannah. Veritas Academy and Veritas Rhetoric School will be hosting the eighth annual Gryphon Gala in the Harborside Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. The gala includes a silent auction, seated dinner and live auction. All proceeds from the event benefit Veritas Academy and Veritas Rhetoric School. We are excited to have as our guest speaker this year Dr. Mark Ross of Erskine Theological Seminary. Tickets are $65 per person. Table and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, call 912-238-1222 or email email@example.com.
Ramah Academy Alumni reunion
April 12-14. West Broad SDA Church, 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ramah SDA Junior Academy, formerly Ramah Parochial School, will be celebrating 99 years of Christian education from April 12-14. Events will be at West Broad SDA Church. For more information, call 912-238-8303 or 912-233-3101.
Domino Effect to perform
10 p.m. April 12. Congress Street Social Club, 411 W. Congress St. Domino Effect is playing a live concert April 12 at Congress Street Social Club. The show is free and suitable for ages 21 and older. For more information, call 912-238-1985.
Inauguration of 13th SSU president
10 a.m. April 12. Savannah State University. Cheryl D. Dozier will be installed as the 13th president of Savannah State University at 10 a.m. April 12 at Tiger Arena on the SSU campus. The investiture ceremony will be followed by the President's Inaugural Gala at 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.
Free tax assistance and preparation
Through April 12. Live Oak Public Library, 2002 Bull St. and Live Oak Public Library-SW Chatham Branch, 14097 Abercorn St. AARP Foundation is again providing free tax preparation assistance and e-filing of both federal and state returns for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Tax-Aide program, a free tax assistance and preparation service giving special attention to people older than 60. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. The Bull Street Library will provide services from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. The Southwest Chatham Library will provide services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For more information or to locate another AARP Tax-Aide site, call 888-227-7669 or go to www.aarp.org/taxaide.
Savannah Gateway Aglow meeting
10 a.m. April 13. Comfort Inn and Suites, 596 Al Henderson Blvd., I-95 at Hwy 204. Pastor Douglas Smith is the featured speaker for the April 13 meeting of Savannah Gateway Aglow. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and will be at the Comfort Inn and Suites. Smith is the head of Soaring Eagles Prophetic Ministries. For more information about the meeting, call Sandra Carcione at 921-5149 or Marilyn Paskauskas at 335-6623. To learn more about Savannah Gateway Aglow, go to www.savannahgatewayaglow.com.
Boston butt Sale
5-7:30 p.m. April 13. First Baptist Church of Blitchton. First Baptist Church of Blitchton will host a barbecue plate and Boston butt sale April 13. The cost is $8 for a plate and $20 for a Boston butt. Eat in or carry out. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by singing featuring Debbie Shuman at 6:15 p.m. The Rising Sons will also perform. For more information, call 858-2505 or 858-2364.
Outdoor Children's Festival and Art Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. Armstrong Atlantic State University. Calling all creatives! The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre celebrates the Arts with its annual Outdoor Children's Festival and Art Show on SApril 13 in the courtyard outside Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. Children will find engaging activities in art, music, theater and dance throughout the courtyard, including musical performances, a sand mandala and more. For more information, call the fine arts department at 912-344-2556.
Home Improvement Permitting Day
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn St. The City of Savannah is taking its permitting process on the road in April. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13, City Development Services staff will be available at the Southside Home Depot. Citizens can get their questions answered and receive guidance on building permits, plan reviews and inspections. Those with proper documentation can even secure the appropriate permits on the spot, a process that typically takes one to two weeks. For more information, contact the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 912-651-6410.
to screen 'Sister'
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 13. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Swiss/French director Ursula Meier's feature film debut won top awards at film festivals in Berlin and Athens, as well as prestigious nominations for Cesars (French Oscars) and European film awards. Running time is 97 minutes; in French with English subtitles. To join CinemaSavannah's mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Armstrong adult student information sessions
10:30 a.m. April 13. The Armstrong Center, Room 124, 13040 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's adult student information sessions will help both students who are entering college for the first time and those who want to return to complete a degree. Interested participants will learn all they need to know about admissions, financial aid and academic programs that can help students enhance their skills and advance their career. Information on certificate programs and associate, bachelor's and master's degree options will be explained, as well as flexible scheduling options for working students. A session will also be in Hinesville on April 30. Go to www.armstrong.edu or www.armstrong.edu/online to learn more.
Sega Girls School
2-4 p.m. April 13. Trinity United Methodist Church, Telfair Square. A fundraiser for Sega Girls School in Tanzania will be hosted by Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Trinity United Methodist Church, Telfair Square. Admission is $10. Sega, short for Secondary Education for Girls Advancement, is a school for disadvantaged, vulnerable girls. There will be a presentation on the school and a silent auction of artwork, papier mÃ¢chÃ© objects, gift certificates and various services. Light food and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 912-308-8286 or email email@example.com.
1-4 p.m. April 13. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on April 13 at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America's most revered musical traditions. For more information, call 912-655-0994 or go to www.savannahsacredharp.com.
Junior League accepting
new member applications
Junior League of Savannah is looking for good women with a heart for volunteerism for the 2013-14 Provisional Class. To request an application, please contact Membership Development Chair Erinn Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Junior League of Savannah at email@example.com. Applications and fees are due by May 15.
Pikes and Pets Fundraiser
1-2:30 p.m. April 13. Armstrong Atlantic State University. Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity of Armstrong Atlantic State University and TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store are joining forces for the first annual Pikes and Pets Fundraiser, to benefit Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah animal adoption and care programs. Family and pet-friendly events include a Pet Tricks Contest, Pet Costume Contest, free giveaways, prizes for Best-In-Show and Best-Dressed, celebrity judges and music. There is no entry fee for the event. There's a suggested minimum donation of $5, or a donation of pet supplies, per pet for the costume and trick contests. All of the money raised from the event will be donated to FACTS. For more information regarding the entry form and event, go to www.tailsspin.com.
of Civil War battle
April 13-14. Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski National Monument will host two days of programming April 13-14 to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the siege and reduction of Fort Pulaski. Events include guided tours of the fort, musket demonstrations and a boat tour. There is an entrance fee of $5 per person; children 15 and younger get in free. For more information, go to www.nps.gov/fopu or call 912-786-5787.
MATE ROV Competition
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Drive. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is proud to partner with the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center to once again host the annual Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition in Savannah on April 13. The goal of the competition is to give student hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For additional information, please contact the event coordinators: Cathy Sakas at 912-598-2417 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jody Patterson at 912-598-2431 or email@example.com.
Fairy and Gnome
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Oatland Island Wildlife Center presents a day of enchantment at the "Fairy and Gnome Home Festival" on April 13. This fantastical day is all about the "wee folk" and encouraging active, imaginative, outdoor play. Costumes are encouraged! For more information on the day's activities, go to www.oatlandisland.org or call 912-395-1500.
A Classical Symphony
7:30 p.m. April 13. The Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "A Classical Symphony" on April 13 at the Lucas Theatre. The evening will begin with Haydn's final work, Symphony No. 104, followed by Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, considered to be one of the first neoclassical compositions and one of the composer's most popular and beloved works. Rounding out the evening will be Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, or the Italian Symphony. Tickets are $16-$65 per person, and may be purchased online at www.savannahphilharmonic.org or by calling the box office at 912-525-5050.
Jet Edison to perform
10 p.m. April 13. Mojo's, 307 W. River St. Jet Edison is playing a live concert April 13 at Mojo's. Jet Edison has emerged from the Colorado music scene as a top rock/fusion band. This concert is free and suitable for ages 21 and older.
Boys & Girls Clubs summer program registration
Registration for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Empire Summer Program is now in progress. The Boys & Girls Club summer program is offered at two sites; the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club at 510 E. Charlton St. and the Kayton-Frazier Boys & Girls Club at 801 Brewer St. The programs will run from June 10-Aug. 2 for children in kindergarten up to age 12. Hours of operation for the Frank Callen club are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; cost is $120 per child and $130 for new members. The Kayton-Frazier unit will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost is $2 for current and new members. Lunch and dinner are served daily at both locations. To register, call the Frank Callen club at 912-233-2939, ext. 1, the Kayton-Frazier club at 912-443-9143 or go to the clubs from 3-9 p.m. Register now because space is limited.
Church to host garage sale
8 a.m.-noon April 13. Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall. Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church will have a garage sale April 13 in the Fellowship Hall.
Coastal Savannah Writing Project spring workshops
9 a.m. April 13. Armstrong campus, University Hall room 125, 11935 Abercorn St. CSWP will host a workshop that helps teachers celebrate National Poetry Month with their K-12 students April 16. "National Poetry Month: Teaching Narrative through Writing Poetry" workshop will provide fresh ideas for teaching students to read and enjoy poetry. The workshop will also prepare teachers to help their writers transfer poetic elements to elevate narrative writing to meet important Common Core Standards, such as "using concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely." The cost is $25. To register, go to www.armstrong.edu/Education/coastal_savannah_writing_project, call 912-344-2702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 p.m. April 13. The Hoskins Center at Memorial University Hospital. The UnMaskerade fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Center will be April 13. The event will feature a live and silent auction along with comedian Roz McCoy. Tickets are $100 per person or $700 per eight-person table. For more information, call 912-233-3000 or go to www.rccsav.org.
Taxed Enough rally
2-4 p.m. April 14. Lake Mayer. The Savannah Tea Party invites you to come to Lake Mayer on April 14 and let your voice be heard. Join with other Americans who are against the government taking more and more of our money to give to others and to waste on government giveaways. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of our guest speakers: Congressman Jack Kingston; Congressman Paul Broun; Michael McNeely, chairman of the Georgia Black Republican Council; and Melvin Everson, director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development. For more information, call Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728, or go to www.savannahteaparty.com.
Sunday Supper & Serenade
6 p.m. April 14. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Drive, off Middleground Road. SCC will present Sunday Supper & Serenade at Savannah Commons on April 14. These concerts highlight local assisted living facilities, a relationship made possible with the support of Hospice Savannah. Tickets benefit the SCC's travel fund, as the choirs prepare for a tour to Nashville, Tenn., in May. To purchase tickets, go to www.savannahchoir.org.
Openings at First Presbyterian Day School
The First Presbyterian Day School is enrolling preschool children ages 2, 3 and 4 for the 2013-14 school year that begins Aug. 19. Children must be 2 years of age on or before Sept. 1. The school is a Reggio-inspired full-day, year-round program serving working parents and is an NAEYC-accredited preschool program at 540 William Hilton Parkway. For more information, call school director Sissy Jarrell at 912-681-3695.
Spring Lecture Series
4 p.m. April 14. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Savannah State University Professor of English B.J. Love will discuss the collaborative writing process in literature, referencing his own new co-written poetry book, "Yes, I'm Sure This Was a Beautiful Place."
Public hearings on Child Care and Development Fund
6:30-8:30 p.m. April 16. Savannah Technical College Crossroads Campus, 190 Crossroads Pkwy. Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the Georgia Association of Child Care Resource & Referral agencies invite you to public hearings on the Child Care and Development Fund state plan. DECAL is the lead agency that will prepare and submit the plan, which will describe how Georgia will administer CCDF services from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2015. A draft of theplan and a schedule of all public hearings can be reviewed at www.decal.ga.gov/qualityinitiatives/ccdfplan.aspx.
April Ogeechee Audubon Society Meeting
7 p.m. April 16. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. In June, five members of the Ogeechee Audubon Society visited the remarkable birding habitats in Nome, Barrow and Denali National Park, Alaska. Local ornithological author and photographer Diana Churchill will present her photographic record of that trip, along with commentary by fellow travelers Dot Bambach and Sandy Beasley. This meeting of the society is free and open to the public.
Digital Imaging Basics
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, April 16 and 23. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Digital Imaging Basics is a two-night course on photography language and equipment, scene modes and menu options, how megapixels affect print size and quality, the difference between dpi and ppi, different file types, storage and print options, transferring images from your camera to your PC and sharing images through email and social media. The cost is $70. For more information, go to ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/digital.html or contact Judy Fogarty at email@example.com or 912-644-5967.
Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski Society meeting
6:30-8:30 p.m. April 16. St. James Catholic Church Meeting Room (enter through pair of doors east of the narthex's main entrance, facing the church parking lot), 8412 S. Whitefield Ave. This is a meeting for individuals interested in Polish heritage and language in the Savannah area. ACPC affiliation, Battle of Savannah activities, outreach to other communities and language lessons will be the main topics for discussion. For more information, call Edward Krolikowski at 912-598-4421 in the evening.
St. Pius X High School Alumni Association membership registration
The St. Pius X High School Alumni Association is accepting registration for membership. Dues are $24 a year. All students who attended the school from 1952-71 are invited to register. Make checks payable to SPXHSAA; mail to Rex DeLoach Jr. at 1513 E. 34th St. Savannah, GA 31404 or attend the next scheduled meeting. The association will host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. April 20 at the Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Hall, 112 Fell St. All students who attended the school between 1952-71 are encouraged to attend. Greet old friends and make new fun! For membership, contact Rex (Class of '55) at 912-238-0190.
Girls Basketball Skills Camp
June 24-26. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Alumni Arena, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a Girls Basketball Skills Camp from June 24-26. The camp is for girls in grades 2-9. Cost: $115 each before June 19, $140 after. Group rate: Five for $95 each, prior to June 19. For more information, contact Coach Matt Schmidt at 912-344-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digging Savannah Archaeology Lecture Series
6 p.m. April. 16. Armstrong's Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University announces its first semester-long program devoted to archaeology, Digging Savannah. The grant-funded program, led by archaeology and anthropology faculty members Barbara Bruno and Laura Seifert, will bring a number of noted leaders in the field. April 16 will feature Georgia Southern University archaeologist Lance Greene and his talk, "Life in the Prison Pen: Archaeology at Camp Lawton."
for 2013 Youth Summit
The city of Savannah and Chatham County will host the 2013 Youth Summit from 5-9 p.m. May 13 at the Savannah Civic Center. Local youth between the ages of 11-20 and their parents are invited to attend. A free dinner will be provided to participants, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call Savannah's Public Information Office at 912-651-6410.
'Seven Keys to Baldpate'
7 p.m. April 18-20; 2:30 p.m. April 21. Savannah Arts Academy. The Savannah Arts Academy's Theatre Department, under the direction of Andrea Verdis, department chair, presents its spring production, "Seven Keys to Baldpate" at 7 p.m. April 18-20 and 2:30 p.m. April 21. General admission is $10; tickets for students and senior citizens are $6. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/saa or at the door the night of the show.
Protecting your children
from predators seminar
7 p.m. April 18. Marsh Auditorium of Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dr. Anna Salter, an internationally recognized expert on sex offenders, will discuss how to protect children from molesters on April 18 at Candler Hospital. "Predators Among Us: How Molesters Trick Kids and Parents," is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. For more information, call 912-236-1401.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area's year-round prescription drug drop-off location. The Armstrong Police Department now hosts a permanent drop box for accepting unused prescription drugs, which is in the lobby of the university police building on campus, 11935 Abercorn St. The police department is open 24 hours a day, year-round. The program is open to the public, and all drop-offs are confidential. For more information, call the Armstrong Police Department at 912-344-3333.
Jewels and Jeans
7-10 p.m. April 18. America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St. Jewels and Jeans will be April 18 at America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Dress for this affair is rock star chic! The evening offers a silent auction, an art auction, live entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary bar. Tickets for $75 a person will be available soon at www.helpendhunger.org.
Bingo night in Bloomingdale
7 p.m. April 19. Bloomingdale Community Center. Bingo night will be April 19 at the Bloomingdale Community Center. There will be cash prizes awarded. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available. All proceeds go to the maintenance of the history museum. For more information, call Jerry 912-856-3002. Bloomingdale Community Center, from Hwy. 80 turn onto Pine St. the center is one block on the left.
of Hidden Gardens
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19-20. The 38th annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens will be April 19-20. Southern tea will take place each day from 2-4 p.m. at the Green Meldrim House. This is a walking tour of nine private gardens in Savannah's Historic District, plus the Massie School Boys and Girls gardens. Tickets are $40 each or $35 each for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 912-961-4805 or go to www.gardenclubofsavannah.org.
April 19-21. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. GnomeCon, a three-day convention created by Savannah-area board gamers, is slated for April 19-21. GnomeCon is a 501(c)(3) formed for educational, literary, artistic and charitable purposes. For more information, go to www.gnomecon.org or email email@example.com.
AASU hosts TechFest 2013
Noon-4 p.m. April 19. Armstrong's Science Center, Room 1405, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology announces TechFest 2013. TechFest is presented with the Technology Association of Georgia and Armstrong's web bachelor of science in information technology program, with the goal of building a stronger technology community in the area. The event will also showcase the potential for career development in the technology field available at Armstrong and in Savannah. The event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. To register, contact Chris McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Serena Rodriguez at email@example.com. For more information, call 912-344-3542.
Roll the dice at
Casino for a Cause
April 19. Richmond Hill City Center. The third annual Casino for a Cause benefiting The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism will be April 19 at Richmond Hill City Center. Each guest will receive "funny money" to play blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, and then enter a grand prize raffle at the end of the night with their winnings. The evening will be filled with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction, raffle and music. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple and must be purchased in advance at www.matthewreardon.org or by calling 912-355-9098.
Watercolor painting class
12:30-3:30 p.m. April 20 and 28. Tybee Arts Association building, 7 Cedarwood Drive, Tybee Island. "Vision in Watercolors," a watercolor painting class instructed by Brad D. Hook, will be from 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 20 and 28. The classes will be conducted at the Tybee Arts Association building. Brad's unique and fresh style of watercolors are the main focus of the class, as well as developing your own style of painting. Beginning painters are welcome and encouraged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jazz at the Beach
2-6 p.m. April 20. North Beach Bar & Grill, 33 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island. North Beach Bar & Grill will host the third annual Jazz at the Beach, a fundraiser to benefit the Savannah Philharmonic, on April 20. Patrons will enjoy a relaxing afternoon of delicious food and friendship while listening to the upbeat tunes of Velvet Caravan and bidding on unique silent auction items. Tickets are $30 per person, and are available for at www.savannahphilharmonic.org or by calling 912-232-6002.
7 p.m. April 20. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, Grand Ballroom, 1 Resort Drive. This black-tie optional gala event will benefit Union Mission, a non-profit organization offering a range of services including hands-on culinary training for local homeless and at-risk individuals through the Starfish CafÃ©. The Starfish Gala will feature cocktails, culinary delights, an electronic auction, live music and dancing. Cost is $150 per person. For more information, call 912-236-7423.
Savannah Friends of Music present concert
3 p.m. April 21. Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. Savannah Friends of Music and Maestro Phillip Greenberg will present Artur Kaganovskiy, violinist, in celebration of SFOM's 10th anniversary, on April 21 at Temple Mickve Israel. Joining Kaganovskiy will be Ezster Szilveszter, violist, and Pavel Gintov, pianist, as they perform a program of virtuoso compositions. A "Meet the Artists" reception with light refreshments follows the concert. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com or by sending a check to SFOM, P.O. Box 15873, Savannah, GA 31416, or by calling 598-1126. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before the performance. For more information, call 912-355-4252.
St. Peter's to host concert
4 p.m. April 21. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 W. Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. The Elaris Duo with Mary Watanabe McKee will perform April 21 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The concert will include violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public.
JaLon Blacc to perform
6 p.m. April 21. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. JaLon Blacc is playing a live concert April 21 at Muse Arts Warehouse. This show is suitable for all ages and donations will be accepted. For information, call 912-303-4987.
2013 Gulfstream Spring Lecture Series
4 p.m. April 21. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. SCAD Professor of Writing James Lough will share excerpts from his forthcoming book on the Chelsea Hotel and discuss the process of interviewing former residents and compiling and organizing the interviews into a single narrative.
The Rite of Swing!
5 p.m. April 21. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Fine Arts Auditorium. The Coastal Jazz Association will present the annual Duke Ellington Tribute on April 21, which celebrates the outstanding music of one of America's greatest composers and musicians. Ellington is credited for composing more than 1,000 songs. The concert will feature the Savannah Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of Drs. Randall Reese and Teddy Adams. This event is free and open to the public.
Waving Girls chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America meeting
April 22. Coastal Center for Development Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. The Waving Girls chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America will host its monthly meeting April 22 at the Coastal Center for Development Services. There will be a presentation by a social worker from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital. The Waving Girls make more than 100 smocked and embroidered "Wee Care" gowns for the babies at the hospital each year. A demonstration of gown construction is planned following the presentation. Visitors are warmly welcomed. For more information, contact president Debbie Edenfield at email@example.com.
'Les Miserables' auditions
6 p.m. April 22. Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Auditions for "Les Miserables" will be April 22. Singers for principle and ensemble roles are needed. Show dates are Aug. 15-18 and Aug. 22-24. To reserve an audition time or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Comprehensive preparation for the SAT exam for college-bound students. Includes basic reviews of fundamental skills, practice tests and test-taking strategies. Group discounts available for three or more students who register at the same time. Essay Writing for the SAT: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 30, $125; Critical Reading Prep for the SAT: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 22-May 27, $160; Math Prep for the SAT: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 23-May 28, $160. For more information, go to ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/satprep.html or contact Judy Fogarty at email@example.com or 912-644-5967.
6:30-9:30 p.m. April 22 and 24. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. This class covers the essentials of dynamic persuasive presentations: slides, layouts, transitions, themes, clip art, animation, sound, charts, tables, SmartArt, hyperlinks and multimedia. The cost is $85. For more information, go to ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/microsoft.html or contact Judy Fogarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-644-5967.
CASA recognizes Child
Abuse Prevention Month
5-7:30 p.m. April 23. Chick-fil-A of Pooler, 180 Pooler Parkway. From 5-7:30 p.m., donations from each transaction at the Chick-fil-A in Pooler will support CASA.
Covenant Care Adoptions
6:30 p.m. April 23. De Soto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. Covenant Care Services is pleased to invite residents of Savannah and Coastal Georgia to its annual fundraising banquet April 23. Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr. will be the speaker. There is no charge to attend, although a reply is required by April 19 to reserve your seat. The public can reply online at www.adoptsavannah.com.
Wine and cheese fundraiser
to benefit dog park
5-8 p.m. April 25. Marker 107, 2943 Kilkenny Road. Marker 107 will host a wine and cheese event April 25 to raise money for the development of Bryan County's dog park. Jeff's Beverage will provide the wine and also have staff on hand to share information on their selection of wines. A cash bar will also be available. The event includes live music and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $35 per person ($40 at the door) and are available at the Bark Park website, www.bryancountybarkpark.com, or in Richmond Hill at the RHBC Chamber of Commerce at 2591 Hwy. 17; PawParazzi at Parker's Square, 11408 Ford Ave.; Ella's of Richmond Hill, 10686 Ford Ave.; and Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453 Hwy. 17, next to Spine & Sport.
LAA 26th annual
Spring Art Show
5-8 p.m. April 25. Plantation Club Ballroom at The Landings, Skidaway Island. This is the largest judged Landings Art Association show of the year. Last year, art from 90 artists was viewed by more than 400 attendees. Tickets are $5 and are available at Smith Bros. Village Market, CJ's Hallmark, LOCAL COLOR, The Dolphin & The Mermaid, at the door of the event or by calling Lydia Bishop at 912-335-8148.
CASA recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month
8 a.m. April 26. Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Savannah/Chatham CASA will host a series of community events and fundraising opportunities to promote the mission and purpose of CASA. All events are open to the public to attend. CASA will host its annual meeting and volunteer appreciation breakfast April 26. This event will showcase the Savannah/Chatham CASA program and recognize volunteers.
CinemaSavannah to screen 'Barbara'
5 and 8 p.m. April 26. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Christian Petzold's new film, reminiscent of "The Life of Others," another German film on a similar subject, is a story of self-sacrifice, freedom and quiet heroism at a time and place when such values are at a premium. Running time is 105 minutes; in German with English subtitles. To join CinemaSavannah's mailing list, email email@example.com.
Georgia Historical Society's annual book sale
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26-27. This annual event raises greatly needed funds for GHS's library and archives. Proceeds are used to purchase new library materials and to care for the oldest collection of Georgia history. A GHS members-only preview will be from 9-10 a.m. April 26, and proof of membership is required. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information or to volunteer, call GHS at 912-651-2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew's first-grade screening
10:30 a.m.-noon April 27. St. Andrew's School. Is your child ready for first grade? St. Andrew's School, a nationally accredited leader in early childhood education, invites your family to participate in a first-grade screening to assess your child's kindergarten progress and appropriate preparation for an advanced first-grade curriculum. To reserve your spot, contact Christine Sapp at email@example.com or 912-897-4941, ext. 400.
Assemblage workshop with artist Bob Rizzo
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. ThincSavannah, 33 Barnard St., second ï¬oor. This 5-hour workshop will be a hands-on exploration of the creation of mixed-media, found object sculptures. Made of found and collected objects, assemblage artworks can tell stories, bring back or preserve old memories and create new ways of looking at that which we often take for granted. Fee is $200; advance registration and deposit required. For more information, call Kobo Gallery at 912-201-0304 or Betsy Cain at 912-308-6321.
Sidewalk Arts Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. Forsyth Park. Savannah College of Art and Design will host its 32nd annual Sidewalk Arts Festival form 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 in Forsyth Park. An imaginative, family-friendly event, the festival is synonymous with spring in the heart of the Historic District and draws thousands of visitors to view the temporary chalk masterpieces created by SCAD students, alumni and prospective students. Go to www.sidewalkarts.scad.edu for more information.
Rose Festival, arts and craft fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27; noon-5 p.m. April 28. 1388 Eisenhower Drive. The Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs and the Botanical Garden are hosting the annual Rose Festival and arts and craft fair April 27-28. The event will feature artists and crafters from Georgia and South Carolina, a spring plant sale, garden tours and more. This event is free and open to the public.
'Pack the Park for Habitat'
4 p.m. April 27. Grayson Stadium. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans invites Savannah families and Sand Gnats fans to "Pack the Park for Habitat" on April 27 at Grayson Stadium.Â The event continues the organization's effort to support Habitat for Humanity Savannah's goal of creating safe and affordable housing in partnership with the community's low-income families.Â Prior to the baseball game, Thrivent will host a barbecue dinner, with proceeds going directly to support Habitat's homeownership program.
2013 Play It Forward Concert
4-7 p.m. April 27. Ships of the Sea Museum and Gardens, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Rotary Clubs of Coastal Georgia are pleased to announce the fourth annual Rotarians Play It Forward Concert on April 27. The concert will feature an array of performances by prominent local musicians and talented Rotarians. The event will also include a silent auction featuring artwork and valuable items donated by Rotarians, a "Dancing Rotarians" presentation, food and beverages. Cost is $35 per person, and children younger than 12 get in free. To donate food, become a sponsor or buy tickets, go to www.rotarypif.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stand Up For America Day
April 27. The city of Port Wentworth will host Stand Up For America Day on April 27. Every year on the last Saturday in April, the streets of Port Wentworth are filled with a parade, music, arts, crafts, food and kiddie rides. The festival also includes fireworks that light up the city's night sky. This patriotic celebration welcomes young and old, soldiers and civilians. For more information, go to www.standupforamericaday.com.
Georgia Sheriffs' Boys Ranch Poker Run
8 a.m. April 28. Napa Autoparts, 220 Eisenhower Drive. The Chatham County Sheriff's office will celebrate its 13th year as hosts of the Georiga Sheriffs' Boys Ranch Poker Run on April 28. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event will also include door prizes. The children of the youth homes come from all over the state of Georgia. The money raised from this event helps support the kids thruoghout the year. For more information, call Col. John Wilcher at 912-652-7609 or Gretchen Derryberry at 912-652-7632.
Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch
5-7 p.m. April 28. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm. Friends of Coastal Gardens invites you to come and enjoy our 19th annual Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch on April 28. The event includes a garden tour at 4 p.m., door prizes and entertainment. The cost is a $25 donation per person. To reserve your seat call, 912-921-5460.
Primer Domingo Universitario
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 28. Savannah Technical College, Student Enrichment Center, 5717 White Bluff Road. Savannah Technical College will host the first annual Domingo Universitario (University Sunday) event April 28. Domingo Universitario will provide sessions that will engage Latino families in learning activities to prepare them for college admissions, financial aid applications and scholarship research. The bilingual program is open to high school students, regardless of residency status, and their parents. Registration is required. Please contact Lescia GonzÃ¡lez Rivera, Savannah Tech's admission coordinator for Hispanic/Latino student outreach, at 912-443-4092 or email@example.com. For more information, go to www.savannahtech.edu.
Savannah Preservation Festival launch party
6-9 p.m. May 2. Ships of the Sea Museum North Garden, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Historic Savannah Foundation will kick off the festival with a spring garden soiree featuring live music by local favorites, The Accomplices. Returning this year is the exclusive art auction curated by CAS Fine Arts. Also, be the first to view the Pennies for Preservation poster contest. Mingle with members of the International Council on Monuments and Sites who selected Savannah as the location for the organization's 2013 International Symposium, which is co-hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. Sample cuisine by top local restaurateurs, caterers and chefs. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Tybee Gay Days 2013
May 3-5. Tybee Island. In May, LGBT travelers will show their pride on Tybee Island! Stroll the beach, sample fresh seafood and party long after the sun sets at Tybee Gay Days 2013, which takes place May 3-5 on Tybee Island. Presented by GaySavannah.com, this inaugural LGBT event will unite area residents and visitors for a full weekend of festivities. For more information about Tybee Gay Days, go to www.gaysavannah.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CinemaSavannah to screen 'Lore'
5 nd 8 p.m. May 4. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Based on an novel by British writer Rachel Seiffert and directed by Australian Cate Shortland, "Lore" won multiple awards at international festivals in Europe, Australia and Asia. Running time is 109 minutes; in German with English subtitles. To join CinemaSavannah's mailing list, email email@example.com.
Georgia Connections Academy enrollment info session
6:30-8 p.m. May 6. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 5711 Abercorn St. Georgia's public virtual charter school, Georgia Connections Academy, is expanding the number of children who can enroll for the 2013-14 academic year. Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school and students from anywhere in the state may enroll now. An enrollment information featuring school teachers will provide details about what a virtual charter school is and how to enroll for the 2013-14 school year. The session is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.georgiaconnectionsacademy.com.
HSF Preservation awards luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9. Chatham Club, 15 E. Liberty St., inside the Hilton Savannah De Soto. Each year, HSF presents awards recognizing Savannah's top preservation projects. Winners of these coveted preservation awards will be announced at a special luncheon. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Night of Champions
6 p.m. May 9. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the fourth annual Night of Champions set for May 9. The public is invited to attend this event that celebrates the excellent contributions made by differently abled adults who are employed, contributing members of our community. Local businesses that both hire people with intellectual disabilities and encourage other businesses to do the same will be recognized. Doors open at 6 p.m. and business attire is requested. Tickets are $25 per person or reserve a table for 10 for $250. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nightofchampions.org.
Extreme Volleyball Professionals Beach Bum Open
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 11. 16th Street and The Strand, south of Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Tybee Island will proudly host the 2013 Extreme Volleyball Professionals Beach Bum Open, featuring elite professional and amateur beach volleyball players. Special contests and promotions will be held throughout the tournament. The Beach Bum Open will feature top beach volleyball players competing for cash prizes and awards. This event is free and open to spectators.
National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger
May 11. Stamp Out Hunger without leaving home! Place a bag of non-perishable food donations beside your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives. Your letter carrier will collect donations for the food bank while delivering the mail. Join staff and volunteers from 5-8 p.m. at America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to receive and sort the food collected during this amazing drive. For more information, call 912-236-6750 or go to www.helpendhunger.org.
Preservation wine tour
6-9 p.m. May 17. Locations throughout Savannah's National Historic Landmark District. Tour some of Savannah's finest private homes and HSF award-winning properties and learn the stories behind the preservation efforts that restored some of these architectural jewels. Attendees can also sample featured wines paired with gourmet appetizers. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Beach Bum Parade
6:30 p.m. May 17. Butler Avenue, Tybee Island. This splash-tastic annual tradition on Tybee Island features a parade as well as an island-wide water fight offering fun for all ages. Spectators lining up along the parade route on Butler Avenue will be armed with squirt guns and hoses, as will parade participants on floats. Don't miss this family-friendly water fight, which has been a Tybee Island tradition since 1987. There's no better way to kick off the summer season on Tybee Island.
SCAD to honor Francisco Costa at annual fashion show
May 18. Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The Savannah College of Art and Design will honor Francisco Costa, the women's creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, at the university's annual fashion show at 8 p.m. May 18 at Trustees Theater. To complement the honor, the SCAD Museum of Art will host an exhibit of Costa's work focusing on his spring 2013 collection. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. May 1, and can purchased at www.savannahboxoffice.com, at the theater or by calling 912-525-5050. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 with SCAD ID for the 4 p.m. showing, and $50 for the general public and $25 with SCAD ID for the 8 p.m. presentation. Tickets are limited.
Movement in the Park
2-5 p.m. May 19. Forsyth Park. Join "Movement in the Park," a health and wellness fair for girls and women of all ages, on May 19. Sponsored by Dawn Baker, Fleet Feet Sports Savannah and Nike, the health and wellness fair benefits Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded every year to a Chatham County public or private school college-bound female graduating senior who has a chronic/life-threatening illness. Registration is $10. Register at www.dawnbakeronline.com/movement-in-the-park or call 912-232-6048.
AndrÃ©e Iffrig lecture: 'Urban Village Narratives'
6:30 p.m. May 21. Mickve Israel Congregation, 20 E. Gordon St. AndrÃ©e Iffrig, award-winning architect, community builder and professional writer, will speak about preserving a sense of place through ongoing community activism and urban narratives. Reception immediately following. This lecture is free and open to the public, and is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
The Wrap Party: The Pearl of Preservation
6-9 p.m. May 23. Isaiah Davenport House Garden, 324 E. State St., and Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. Celebrate the success of the month-long festival by joining the Wrap Party: The Pearl of Preservation. This 1950s-inspired cocktail party honors HSF founders and their pearl of achievement, the Davenport House. Delight your palate with delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by Bonefish Grill in cooperation with Vic's on the River and Gigi's Cupcakes. Enjoy live music and dancing with the big sounds of Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Quintet. For more information, go to www.myhsf.org or www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Fathers Helping Mothers Father's Day Run
June 16. Daffin Park. Join us June 16 at Daffin Park for the 10th annual Fathers Helping Mothers Father's Day Run. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Pre-registration for 1-mile walk/run is $5 before June 12 and $7 after; pre-registration for 5K run/walk is $10 before June 12 and $20 after. Registration is free for children 6 and younger. Monetary donations as well as donations of food, beverages, T-shirts and more are welcome. Proceeds benefit Fathers Helping Mothers. For more information, call 912-755-3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Summer Sizzler
8 a.m. July 13. J.C. Cannon Fields, Lang Street, Wilmington Island. The second annual Summer Sizzler 5K benefiting the Zoe Foundation will be July 13. 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and can cool down with live music, frozen refreshments, summer games and more! The cost is $25 for pre-registration and $30 for race-day registration. To register, go to www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2063074.
Screening of 'Chasing Ice'
7 p.m. Sept. 14. Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present the award-winning documentary, "Chasing Ice," as the feature film at the 11th annual Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival on Sept. 14. More information on the film festival is available at www.graysreef.noaa.gov.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. South University, Business Building, 709 Mall Blvd. The Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays. Meetings are held at South University, Business Building. For more information, call Carol at 912-844-9139 or go to www.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.
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.Â 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.