Submit your event at least two weeks in advance by going to 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.

SEPT. 26

Kobo Gallery's annual Fall Open House

5-8 p.m. Sept. 26. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St. Kobo Gallery will host its annual Fall Open House on Sept. 26. The open house will feature renowned local artists including Doris Grieder, Tobia Makover, Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky Stone, Meredith Anne Sutton and many more. Learn more at

SEPT. 27

Armstrong celebrates Latino Heritage Week

7-9 p.m. Sept. 27. Armstrong Student Union Ballroom. The festival wrap-up concert will feature Xperimento, the Latin reggae-urban soul band that will bring awesome beats for dancing. For more information on HOLA and the Latino Heritage Week events, call 912-344-2652 or email

SEPT. 28

YMCA Heart of Savannah

8 a.m. Sept. 28. Forsyth Park. The 24th annual YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K and 5K Relays will be Sept. 28. The race begins and ends at the northeast corner of Forsyth Park. Runners can register at any YMCA of Coastal Georgia Branch or online. The cost is $30 for the 5K and 1-mile until Sept. 26 and $60 for the two-person 5K relay until Sept. 26. Go to and search for Heart of Savannah 5K.

OCT. 4

Local Author Day

Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 4. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Local published authors will be setting up tables and meeting, greeting and selling books outside The Book Lady's front door. Authors include Jane Fishman, Bill DeYoung, Rosemary Daniell and more. In case of rain, the event will be Oct. 26. Learn more

Saltwater Classic

Oct. 4-6. A Big Fish Tournament for both inshore and offshore fishing will benefit American Diabetes Association. Activities will be in conjunction with Octoberfest on the Savannah Riverfront and feature cash prizes. The Offshore Division entry fee is $250 and the Inshore Division entry fee is $150. There will be multiple registrations and captain's meetings. The Statesboro captain's meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Pond House on Cypress Lake Road. To register, go to or call 800-546-4622.

First Friday for Folk Music

7:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. There is a suggested minimum donation of $5. This month's show features singer/songwriters Thomas Oliver and returning Virginia-based Andrew McKnight. Learn more at

Professional Clothing Drive

Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Office of Career Services is accepting donations for its Clothing Closet. Gently used professional attire - oxford shirts, men's and women's suits, slacks, blouses and dress shoes are being accepted until Feb. 1. There are donation boxes in the alumni office in Burnett Hall. Contact 912-344-2563 or

Junior League of Savannah 66th annaul 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 Merchandise includes appliances, children's clothes and toys, decorations, books, CDs, housewares, linens, furniture and much more.

'Dreadful Pestilence'

7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences. Not suitable for children younger than 8. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. Cost is $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance for children (ages 8-17), and $17 for adults and $15 for children the day of the performance. Call 912-236-8097 to make a reservation.

OCT. 5

Worship in Pink

Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is accepting registrations for the third annual Worship in Pink taking place Oct. 14-20. Worship in Pink is a free, grassroots effort between Komen Coastal Georgia and local religious organizations to educate the community on the importance of self-breast awareness. Registrations forms are available online at For more information about how your organization can participate email or call 912-232-2535.

S.K.A.B. Kids' Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

7 a.m. Oct. 5. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt. S.K.A.B. Kids is inviting the community to the Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying. Race packet pick-up will be from noon- 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at American Legion Post 184. Late registration and race packet pick-up begin at 7 a.m., followed by a 5K run or 1.5-mile fun walk/roll at 8 a.m. at the Legion. The entry fee is $25 per person, and each participant will receive a T-shirt. Contact Shannon Linton at 912-224-3203 or

Cruise' N for Lindsey's Place

Oct. 5. Camp Villa Marie, Isle of Hope. Lindsey's Place is hosting an event to raise funds to provide 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, silent auction and more. Cost is $10 for those 13 and older and the entry fee for drivers entering the show will be $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

OCT. 6

Benjamin Burrell piano recital

4 p.m. Oct. 6. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. Benjamin Burrell will give a recital Oct. 6 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. The recital will be a celebration of the release of Burrell's new CD, "Impressions," on which he plays solo piano music of Francis Poulenc, Enrique Granados, Federico Mompou and Franz Liszt. The recital will include selections from his new CD. Cost is $15.

OCT. 7

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.

OCT. 8

Basic Planning for Death or Disability workshop

5-7 p.m. Oct. 8 and Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host "Basic Planning for Death or Disability." This event aims to educate people on the basics of wills, advanced directives, guardianship and powers of attorney. The class will be taught by experienced local attorneys. The cost of the event is $30. To register, go to Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.

OCT. 9

Battlefield Memorial March

6:45 a.m. Oct. 9. Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Join us at 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Savannah History Museum for a Sunrise Battlefield March and Ceremony Commemorating the Oct. 9, 1779, Battle of Savannah. Walk in the footsteps of soldiers who fought on that fateful day. After marching to Battlefield Memorial Park, a wreath laying and remembrance ceremony will take place.

OCT. 10

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Oct. 10-13. Our Pirate Fest blankets the downtown area to highlight local shops and restaurants while showcasing our beautiful beach and pier. Visitors are invited to escape the ordinary, if only for a weekend. For more information and ticket prices, go to

Savannah Greek Festival

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 10-12. St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church. The annual festival will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. Hosted in the St. Paul's Hellenic Center, our three-day festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. The festival will have free admission until 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday. Learn more at

OCT. 11

Savannah High Class of 1963 50th reunion

Oct. 11-12. Savannah High Class of 1963 will be having its 50th reunion Oct. 11-12. Friday night will be at American Legion Post 184 with finger food and entertainment. Saturday will be at the old school for a tour and photo. On Saturday, a dinner and dance will take place at Wilmington Island Country Club with the Rogues playing some oldies but goodies. For more information, contact Linda Combs at 912-354-7589 or go to

Annual Ursrey Memorial Lecture

7 p.m. Oct. 11. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Telfair Square. The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home will be the site of a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Trinity United Methodist Church. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the lecture. All events are free and open to the public.

OCT. 12

Benefit Costume Party

7 p.m. Oct. 12. Alee Temple, 100 Eisenburg Drive. Sisters With Determination, a nonprofit organization, presents the fourth Annual Benefit Costume Party with proceeds going to breast cancer and domestic abuse awareness. For more information, go to

Peacock Party 2013

6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 4 W. Taylor St. Peacock Party 2013 celebrates the ongoing effort to preserve O'Connor's legacy in Savannah. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler will be a special guest. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite literary luminary. The event will include a silent auction, live entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a full bar. All proceeds will support ongoing programs and outreach initiatives at the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home. $100 donation per person requested. For more information, go to or call 912-233-6014.

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.

OCT. 13

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass Fundraiser

3-7 p.m. Oct. 13. Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Drive on Isle of Hope. The Next Generation invites the public to attend the fourth annual BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass fundraiser to help raise funds for The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment by The Jimmy Wolling Bluegrass Band & Connellis, in addition to an array of free family-friendly activities such as face painting, bouncy houses, pumpkin patch, dunking booth, rock wall and much more. Food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Smokin' Pig BBQ and Kona Ice. Bottled water, lemonade and children's beverages will be available at no charge. Cost for adults is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free. Prepay for admission at or pay at the door.

Teeing Off For Evan

Noon. Oct. 13. Southbridge Golf club. Please join us for our first annual golf tournament in memory of Evan Nelms, who lost his heroic battle to acute myeloid leukemia on April 13 at 5 years of age. All the proceeds of this event will go toward the annual "Light the Night Walk" in Savannah on Oct. 18, and 76 percent of all donations go to finding a cure for blood cancers through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The tournament is sponsored by Hooters of Savannah and Team Evan-Evanstrong. Our goal for this event is to raise at least $10,000 by telling Evan's story in hopes to find a cure. For more information, contact Evette Cooper 912-572-5110 or Donations can also be made to

Frogwarts at the Savannah Children's Museum

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

Ben Tucker Memorial Jazz Concert in Wright Square

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

Statts Fest

2-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Statts Fest will be Oct. 13 at Muse Arts Warehouse. The event will feature fun, food and games for children of all ages. There will also be a silent auction and live music from The Train Wrecks, Joe Nelson and more. Admission is $10, cash only, and all proceeds benefit Jason Statts. For more information, go to

OCT. 14

Telfair Academy Guild meeting

11 a.m. Oct. 14. Telfair Museum on Telfair Square. The Telfair Academy Guild will meet Oct. 14 at the Telfair Museum on Telfair Square. Harry DeLorme, curator of education at the Telfair Museums, will speak on "New York artists and the making of the Savannah artists' community." The talk will be at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a light luncheon. TAG members are encouraged to bring guests, and prospective members are welcome. For more information, contact 912-598-3912 or

OCT. 15

Lecture on health benefits of probiotics

7 p.m. Oct. 15. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is sponsoring a free lecture Oct. 15 with Dr. Michael Brown, N.D., speaking on the topic, "Probiotics: Good for What's Bugging You." Free parking is available at the Coastal Georgia Center and the Visitor Center after 6 p.m. For more information on the lecture or speakers, call Brighter Day Natural Foods, 236-4703, pick up a flyer at the store at 1102 Bull St. or go to

How to Use Nautical Charts

6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Rd. Learn to read a nautical chart, understand symbols, plot waypoints, draw and label course lines, and do distance/speed/time calculations. Practice will be done on USPS's training chart and Savannah's local charts 11512 and 11511. All materials provided. Cost is $10 ($5 per person for additional family). For more information, email or go to or

OCT. 16

Lecture: 'Exciting New Plants for the Southern Garden'

10:30 a.m. Oct. 16. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. The Trustees' Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Georgia and the Garden Club of America, is pleased to invite the public to a lecture by Ted Stephens, "Exciting New Plants for the Southern Garden" on Oct. 16. Stephens and his brother are the owners of Nurseries Caroliniana in North Augusta, S.C. The meeting is free and open to the public. Stephens will be offering many unusual varieties of plants for sale afterward.

OCT. 18

Great Ogeechee Seafood festival

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

Annual Halloween Hike at Oatland Island

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


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

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, or by calling 912-525-5050. Tickets are $100 VIP reserved (adult and student), $60 reserved (adult and student, $35 general admission adult and $25 general admission student. Due to the nature and length of this performance, it is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old.

OCT. 19

After DOMA - a free forum

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

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 Fall Festival is $5 per car entry fee, $3 per person walk-in fee.

OCT. 20

'Diva Reunion - The Main Event'

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

OCT. 22

Learning to use marine GPS

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

OCT. 24

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.

OCT. 26

Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

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

Skidaway Marine Science Day

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

OCT. 27

Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival

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

OCT. 29

A Time to Entertain with James Farmer

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

NOV. 1

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market masquerade event

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

NOV. 2

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

NOV. 14

A Moveable Feast lecture series

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

NOV. 16

Telfair Art Fair

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

Children's Book Festival

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

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

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

NOV. 18

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

NOV. 23

Trail of Hope 5K & 10K

Nov. 23. For more than 10 years, Covenant Care Services has had local staff dedicated to serving Savannah and Coastal Georgia with adoption services for birth mothers and adoptive families. The nonprofit adoption agency depends on volunteers for much of its fundraising work, and a team of volunteers is hard at work on this year's Trail of Hope. Details and online registration for the Trail of Hope are available at Registration for either the 5K or 10K is $25 before Nov. 1 and $35 from Nov. 2 through race day. Registration for the Kids' Fun Run is free.

Annual Dicken's Village Craft Festival

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

Cathedral Heritage Gala

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

NOV. 29

December Nights and Holiday Lights

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


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, or go to

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

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

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

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 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

MOMSNext Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jazz music

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

Thrift and gift store

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

Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts

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

Women's self-defense classes

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

Wonderful Wednesday

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

Dog Days

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

The Quilting Project

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

Savannah Sings!

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

Toddler Third Thursday

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

Housing Authority of Savannah Neighborhood Resource Center

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

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

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

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

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

Dog walks

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

Safe Kids Savannah car seat safety inspection station

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

Dance Party

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

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

Fish fry

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

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