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.
'Welcome to the State
of Poverty' simulation
3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe St. Step Up Savannah Inc. is hosting a poverty simulation Aug. 29. The simulation requires groups of 35-75 people to assume the roles of families living in poverty. The goal of each family is to survive for one month, which takes place in four 15-minute "weeks." The simulation is open to anyone who wants to learn more about what it's like to live in poverty in our community. Participation is free, but registration is required. To register for the Aug. 29 simulation, contact Janeene Johnson at 912-232-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Law Talks Art
11:30 a.m. Aug. 30. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Born and raised in Savannah, artist Richard Law's work is inspired by his upbringing in the South, black culture and the landscape of the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina. Law said this body of work represents a unique quality of his artistic perspective which signifies diversity. The exhibition, open through Sept. 6, and gallery talk are presented by the city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs. All events are free and open to the public. Call 912-651-6783 or go to www.savannahga.gov/arts.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Woodville-Tompkins High School, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Admission is $5 for those age 12 or older. Proceeds will be used to present scholarships to future graduates of Woodville-Tompkins High School. Classes are also collecting uniforms for the school's Uniform Closet. For more information, contact the Rev. Chester Ellis at 912-232-3549 or email@example.com and Brenda Roberts at 912-925-4980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run for Jane
8 a.m. Aug. 31. Fort Pulaski, U.S. Hwy. 80 East. The Leukemia Cup "Run for Jane" is a 5K run/walk and kids' run in conjunction with the 2013 St. Joseph's/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend of events. It is named in honor of Dr. Jane Philbrick. The Leukemia Cup is a community coming together through a series of sporting events to help fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers, coordinated by the members of the Savannah Yacht Club. The Leukemia Cup includes 5K run/walk, golf, junior fishing, in-shore fishing, tennis, sailing, clay shoot, black-tie dinner and auction and the Luau for Leukemia. For more information, go to www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/leukemia-cup-run-for-jane-5k.
Community Breakout event
Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 31. 303 Portland St. Faith Deliverance & Restoration Ministries Inc., in collaboration with the SCL Foundation, will host "Community Breakout 4: Taking our community back one block at a time" on Aug. 31. The event will feature refreshments, face painting, dances and games for children.
Labor Day Family Picnic
Noon. Sept. 1. J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill. A Labor Day Family Picnic to "Keep Georgians Working" will be Sept. 1. There will be live entertainment from Kenny D and the Pharaohs and Angela Beasley's Puppet People. There will be a waterslide for the kids and candy in the haystack hunt, a watermelon seed spitting contest and a dessert contest. Desserts cannot be store-bought and must be submitted by 1 p.m. Food is $7 per adult and $3.50 per child at a max of $21 per family. Children younger than 12 eat free! This event is open to the public and admission is free. Call 912-507-8037 or email email@example.com.
'Muslim Journeys' discussion and lecture series
12:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Armstrong's University Hall, Room 156, 11935 Abercorn St. For one-fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a religion and complete way of life. Join Mohamed H. Mukhtar, professor of history at Savannah State University, as he discusses the people, places, history, faith and cultures of the Muslim community in "Many Faces of Islam." This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Wine for the Walk event
5:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Savannah Wine Cellar, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. Savannah Commons is excited to partner with Savannah Wine Cellar for its Wine for the Walk to support the Alzheimer's Association. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for a couple, and guests will enjoy six to seven wines, appetizers by Bonefish Grill and desserts by Gigi's Cupcakes. For more information or to RSVP, call 912-355-WINE.
Elks dinner and dance
6-11 p.m. Sept. 6. Elk's Lodge 183, 183 Wilshire Ave. The Elk's Lodge 183 will host a dinner and dance Sept. 6 in the grand ballroom. The menu will include New York strip steak and seared shrimp. Tickets are $20/plate for members and $25/plate for non-members. The bar will open at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Special guests include several Wounded Warrior families and music will be provided by Deep Cuts. The event is casual attire. To RSVP, call 912-927-2183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Walks of Life open house
5-8 p.m. Sept. 6. AWOL's offices, 6 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. All Walks of Life will host an open house Sept. 6. Parents, teachers, teens and youth service workers are welcome to attend to find out more about AWOL programs, how to volunteer or sponsor a child in AWOL. Attendees can expect to get information on enrollment, audition dates and volunteer opportunities. There will also be an AWOL tradition: Tony's famous cajun fried turkey. Learn more at awolinc.org.
'Muslim Journeys' discussion and lecture
6 p.m. Sept. 6. Armstrong's Solms Hall, Room 108, 11935 Abercorn St. Wise, funny and heartbreaking, "Persepolis" is the film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's best-selling graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
First Friday for Folk Music
7:30-10 p.m. Sept. 6. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. First Friday for Folk Music is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly evening of music in a coffeehouse setting. There is a suggested minimum donation of $5. This month's show features Savannah's own singer/songwriter Kathy Waters and returning Newnan-based husband-and-wife team John and Lalla McGee. Call 912-898 1876 or go to www.savannahfolk.org.
Ben Tucker memorial
11:30 a.m. Sept. 6. The Landings Club. The Coastal Jazz Association will host a memorial golf tournament in memory of Ben Tucker on Sept. 6. Golfer sign-up deadline is Aug. 31 and the cost is $150 per person and $550 for a group of four before Aug. 15. Lunch and jazz concert only is $50 per person. For more information, go to www.cjagolftournament.com.
Coastal Empire Beach Fest
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Tybee Island Pier. Surfers for Autism's third annual Coastal Empire Beach Festival will be Sept. 7. To register, go to www.surfersforautism.org.
Screening of 'The Hunt'
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 7. Muse Arts warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Directed and co-written by Thomas Vinterberg, one of the founders of the Dogme movement, "The Hunt" is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. Winner of three Cannes Festival awards, European Awards and British Independent Film Awards. 106 minutes. In Danish with English subtitles. Tickets are $8. To join CinemaSavannah's mailing list, email email@example.com.
Healthy Hinesville 5K
8-11 a.m. Sept. 7. Bradwell Park. This year, the city of Hinesville began a "Healthy Hinesville" campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles for employees and residents. In considering health and wellness, mental health is often forgotten. Join us for the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 7. This will be a time to help raise funds for local mental health patients and promote awareness for mental health issues in our community. The cost is $25 before Sept. 4, $30 on race day and $15 per person in a group of five or more. For more information, go to www.cityofhinesville.org/healthyhinesville5k or call 912-876-3564.
8 a.m. Sept. 7. The first annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon presented by Chatham County will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 7. Registration is now open for the swim, bike and run event that will be geared toward youth ages 9-14. To register, go to www.active.com. Packet pick-up along with bike inspections will take place from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Aquatic Center. For more information, go to www.safekidssavannah.org.
'Treasures in the Attic: Behind Lock and Key at The Telfair'
10 a.m. Sept. 9. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. The Telfair Academy Guild is open to any member of the Telfair, the oldest art museum in the southeast. The next meeting of the Guild will be Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be Curator of Art Courtney McNeil, who will discuss "Treasures in the Attic: Behind Lock and Key at The Telfair," a fascinating peek into a major museum's system of storage and rotation of its collection of more than 4,000 fine art objects, including American and European painting, sculpture and works on paper from the 18th century through the present. For more information, call Carol Larsson at 598-3912.
Point and Shoot Digital Photography
6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 17, 24 and 8-10 a.m. Sept. 14. The Costal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. This course will introduce students to basic camera functions, settings and the principles of light and composition. Detailed printing and storage options will also be covered. Classes will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and from 8-10 a.m. Sept. 14 (in the field). The cost is $100. For more information, contact Judy Fogarty at The Coastal Georgia Center at 912-644-5967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski Society
6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10. 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. New members are welcome. For more information, call Edward Krolikowski at 912-598-4421, evenings.
Microsoft Excel 1
6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12. The Costal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Sr. This course will cover formulas and functions; SUMIF Function; sorting data; filtering data and text; summarizing data by creating subtotals and grand totals; creating macros; data validation; pivot table or pivot chart reports; and more. This class will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12. The cost is $85. For more information, contact Judy Fogarty at The Coastal Georgia Center at 912-644-5967 or email@example.com.
Community Heroes Golf Tournament
11 a.m. Sept. 11. The Club at Savannah Harbor, 2 Resort Drive. The 200 Club continues its Legacy of Service Series with the Community Heroes Golf Tournament. This special fundraising golf event will include a four-person scramble, shotgun start and delicious food and cocktail samplings from some of the Lowcountry's best restaurants along the course. Cost is $150 for individual players, $500 for a four-person team and $600 for "Community Heroes Big Ticket Team." For registration and sponsorship information, contact Renee Laurie at 912-721-4418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbershop Singing for Ladies
7-9 p.m. Sept. 12. Whitfield Methodist Church, 55th and Waters. The Moon River Chorus, a group of ladies who sing barbershop harmony, is seeking additional members. Spend a fun evening singing with us and learn how much fun singing four-part harmony can be. For more information, call Sue at 598-7314.
'Muslim Journeys' discussion and lecture series
5:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Live Oak Public Library, Southwest Chatham Branch, 14097 Abercorn St. "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" is a 90-minute documentary of stunning breadth and beauty. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the film transports viewers over nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to reveal the astonishing riches of Muslim arts, crafts and architecture. Exploring distant locations and many rare pieces of art, the film illuminates the history of a global culture, reflecting the Islamic world as it developed over centuries and as it is today. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Ocean Film Festival
Sept. 12-15. Are you looking for a fun, free event for all ages? Join us as we explore great expanses of ice in the Arctic, lost islands and shipwrecks in our oceans and life in the frozen Antarctic at the Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival from Sept. 12-15. Sept. 12 is opening night at the Jepson Center. Independent journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun will lead us on a remarkable journey to Midway Atoll in search of a profound landscape that is rumored to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean through her inspiring and motivating documentary film, "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." For a full schedule of films, go to www.graysreef.noaa.gov.
A Moveable Feast lecture series
6 p.m. Sept. 12. The Old Cotton Exchange, East Bay Street. 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 Sept. 12 will be Nicholas Mangee, assistant professor of economics, "On the Relevance of a Liberal Arts-Based Economics Education for Society." All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
A Night of Future Stars fundraiser
6 p.m. Sept. 12. Savannah Station Banquet Hall, 301 Cohen St. A Night of Future Stars fundraiser will be sponsored by the board of directors of the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. An evening of great entertainment, a fabulous fashion show and a fantastic 100-item silent auction will be offered to the public. Dinner will be prepared by, amongst other establishments, Long Horn Steak House and Virginia College Culinary Arts. Tickets are $65 each and the levels of sponsorship range from $1,000 to $10,000. The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club is a 96-year-old institution that serves more than 1,100 children each year. If you would like to be a sponsor or purchase tickets, call 912-233-2939, ext 2, or go to www.bgcsavannah.org and click "Donate."
Ocean Film Festival
Through Sept. 15. Are you looking for a fun, free event for all ages? Join us as we explore great expanses of ice in the Arctic, lost islands and shipwrecks in our oceans and life in the frozen Antarctic at the Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival. Sept. 13 will feature National Geographic filmmaker Greg Marshall and his documentary film, "A Penguin's Life," that chronicles the exciting daily lives of a colony of industrious emperor penguins. The film will be shown at the Lucas Theater, 32 Abercorn St. For a full schedule of films, go to www.graysreef.noaa.gov.
The 24-Hour Play Festival
Sept. 13-14. Muse Arts Warehouse. The 24-Hour Play Festival returns to the Muse Arts Warehouse on Sept. 13 and 14. Six plays will be written, produced and performed in 24 hours. Directors and actors are still needed, so email Gabe Reynolds at email@example.com if you're interested in participating.
Ocean Film Festival
Through Sept. 15. Are you looking for a fun, free event for all ages? Join us as we explore great expanses of ice in the Arctic, lost islands and shipwrecks in our oceans and life in the frozen Antarctic at the Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival. On Sept. 14, an early afternoon family film will feature a stranded baby sea otter, "Otter 501." Our Emerging Filmmakers Competition will highlight the afternoon. In the evening, we will journey to Pitcairn Island with National Geographic's "Sharks of Lost Island" and peer through the lens of climate change skeptic and photographer, James Balog, in his premier film "Chasing Ice." The films will be shown at the Lucas Theater, 32 Abercorn St. For a full schedule of films, go to www.graysreef.noaa.gov.
Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah
8 a.m. Sept. 14. Orleans Square at Barnard Street. Registration is now open for the Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. The second annual 5K run/walk will feature a special memorial tribute in memory of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller and 342 FDNY brothers who sacrificed their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Public service industry workers, corporate teams and the public are encouraged to register for this patriotic event. For more information, go to www.t2trun.org/savannah or call 912-313-4806.
Ocean Film Festival
Through Sept. 15. Are you looking for a fun, free event for all ages? Join us as we explore great expanses of ice in the Arctic, lost islands and shipwrecks in our oceans and life in the frozen Antarctic at the Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival. Sept. 15 will offer a second screening of "Otter 501," "Sharks of Lost Island" and "Chasing Ice" at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. For a full schedule of films, go to www.graysreef.noaa.gov.
'Muslim Journeys' discussion and lecture series
6 p.m. Sept. 16. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. James Todesca, Armstrong associate professor of history, will present a lecture on "Convivencia: Christian-Muslim Interaction in Medieval Iberia." This lecture explores the 200-year shift of power from Islam to Christianity in medieval Spain and reveals the significant ways in which the cultural and intellectual heritage of al-Andalus became a lasting part of Christian Spain. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Fourth annual Step Up College Fans Golf Tournament
11 a.m. Sept. 16. Southbridge Golf Club, 415 Southbridge Blvd. Step Up is excited to announce its fourth annual College Fans Golf Tournament. On Sept. 16, teams of four players representing the college or university of their choice will compete for various prizes (including bragging rights) at Southbridge Golf Club in Savannah. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and 12:30 p.m. start. All proceeds will benefit Step Up's work to reduce poverty in Savannah. For more information, go to www.stepupsavannah.org.
Georgia Southern to host 'An Evening with Laura Bush'
7 p.m. Sept. 17. Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse. Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 17. The appearance by one of the most admired American first ladies is part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series, which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders. For more information, go to www.georgiasouthern.edu/MrsBush.
Dean Johanesen at The Sentient Bean
8-10 p.m. Sept. 19. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Tampa Bay-based singer/songwriter Dean Johanesen will be performing Sept. 19 at The Sentient Bean. The show is free and suitable for all ages. For more information, go to www.deanjohanesen.com or www.sentientbean.com.
'The Sundae Singers' with 13th Colony Sound
7 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. 13th Colony Sound, Savannah's Barbershop Harmony Society Chorus, presents a musical comedy "The Sundae Singers" Sept. 20 and 21. Featured performers are 13th Colony Sound Chorus and Quartets, Savannah Storm Youth Chorus, Downtown Sound Boys Quartet, Savannah Arts Academy Skylark Chorus, Soprano Erin Love, Vintage Four Quartet, and Carolinas District Championship Quartet: Â½-Ton Pickup. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students; tickets at the door will be $15 for adults, $10 for students. Military personnel tickets, sponsored by community businesses, will be distributed at the Hunter AAF gymnasium. To reserve tickets go to Savannah Arts Academy website box office portal, or www.savannahbarbershoppers.org or call 912-344-9768.
Blues and BBQ
2-11:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Hinesville. Blues and BBQ is a community event celebrating good music, food and fun! Enjoy free kids activities, determine who has the best sweet tea in Liberty County and much more. The ever-popular barbecue tasting contest will be from 4-5 p.m. Voting tokens are $5 apiece, and enable you to sample all of the available barbecue. Live music starts at 4:30 p.m. with Soul Gravy, followed by headliner Swamp Cabbage at 7 p.m. and 3rd Class Citizens at 9:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/LibertyCVB.
First annual Pin Point Seafood Festival
10 a.m. Sept. 21. 9992 Pin Point Ave. The objective of this event is to educate the public on the historical significance of the Pin Point and enjoy some wonderful seafood while doing it! Festivities include live music, mouth-watering seafood, a variety of other foods, games and activities for the whole family. Go to the Pin Point Seafood Festival Facebook page to learn more.
Dentistry From The Heart
Sept. 26. Godley Station Dental, 1000 Towne Center Blvd., Bldg. #100, Pooler. Dr. Matthew Allen and Godley Station Dental will host its annual Dentistry From The Heart event, providing a free day of dental care to more than 150 residents. The line will begin as early as 7 p.m. the night before, with hundreds prepared to camp out to receive free services. Dentistry From The Heart patients travel from across Georgia every year to Dr. Matthew Allen and Godley Station Dental for the annual free day of dentistry. Learn more at www.godleystationdental.com.
Your State Parks Day
Sept. 28. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway. Celebrate State Parks Day by volunteering! We will be working to eliminating the Chinese tallow tree, an invasive species found on our park. Please register by Sept. 27 or just stop by to enjoy the park. Admission is free all day, courtesy of the Friends of Georgia State Parks. For more information, call 912-598-2300.
YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K and 5K Relays
8 a.m. Sept. 28. Forsyth Park. The 24th Annual YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K and 5K Relays will be Sept. 28. The event will feature a 5K road race, a 5K relay (teams of two, each person completing the 5K and the combined time determines placement), a 1-mile walk and a Â¼-mile kids run. The race begins and ends at the northeast corner of Forsyth Park. After the race, there will be Zumba and other fitness activities in the park, as well as inflatables and games for the kids. Runners can register at any YMCA of Coastal Georgia Branch or online. All proceeds will benefit the Y's Annual Campaign. The cost is $30 for the 5K and 1-mile until Sept. 26 and $60 for the two-person 5K relay until Sept. 26. For more information, go to www.runsignup.com and search for Heart of Savannah 5K.
Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. The 66th annual Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale will be Oct. 4 and 5 at the Savannah Civic Center. Admission is $5 Friday and $3 Saturday. Items sold Saturday are half-price. Parking is free. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, 912-651-6556, or online at www.jrleaguesav.org. Merchandise includes appliances, children's clothes and toys, holiday decorations, books, CDs, housewares, linens, exercise equipment, furniture and much more.
Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820
7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 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.
Cruise' N for Lindsey's Place
Oct. 5. Camp Villa Marie, Isle of Hope. Lindsey's Place is a special place for individuals with special needs. Lindsey's Place is a 501(C)(3) organization and is hosting an event to raise funds to go toward the continued goal of providing a year-round residential camp program for young people ages 7-30. There will be a car, motorcycle and truck show, a live band, bouncy house and face painting for the kids, silent auction and much more! Food and drinks will be served. Cost is $10 for those 13 and older and the entry fee for drivers entering the show will be $20, which includes a food plate, entry into the event and entry into the show. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.indseysplace.frontdeskhq.com/offerings.
Chatham County Sheriff's Office safety expo and job fair
4-7 p.m. Oct. 7. 1050 Carl Griffin Drive. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a safety expo and open house Oct. 7. The event will feature CERT and SORT demonstrations, interactive displays and refreshments. Those in attendance will also be able to meet the office's K-9 officers, and recruiters will be on site accepting applications. This event is free and open to the public.
Kicklighter Resource Center 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run
7:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Bryan Square on Hutchinson Island. The Kicklighter Resource Center will host a 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run on Oct. 12. Walkers, runners, families and kids welcome. For more information, call 912-355-7633.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.