A Gracious Christmas
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5. First Presbyterian Church of Savannah, 520 Washington Ave. A Gracious Christmas features a luncheon catered by Starlander and Great Harvest Bread Company. There will also be door prizes, a raffle and holiday gifts, including books and project gift kits, will be on sale. Tickets are $45; call 354-7615 or go to www.savannahfpc.org. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center in Savannah and the Ministry of Hope in Lesotho.
Salsa and Latin Dance Party and Reception
7 p.m. Dec. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Salsa Savannah dancers will instruct while DJ Josh spins Latin beats. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for Telfair members. Go to www.telfair.org.
Savannah Area Darting Association silent auction
5 p.m. Dec. 6. Savannah Conference Hotel, 301 Governor Treutlen Drive, Pooler. The Savannah Area Darting Association will host its annual charity silent auction at 5 p.m. Dec. 6, with closing at 8 p.m. Dec. 7. The public is welcome. Proceeds go to two local charities: Ruth Byck Adult Day Care and Kicklighter Academy. Get more info at www.savdarts.org.
First Friday for Folk Music
7:30-10 p.m. Dec. 6. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Suggested minimum donation is $5. This month's show features two local acts, Midlife Crisis and Patchwork. Learn more at www.savannahfolk.org.
Holiday Open House
10 a.m. Dec. 7-8. SACGC Botanical Garden, 1388 Eisenhower Drive. Tours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. There will be a charge of $5 for adults. Free admittance for all children 12 and younger. Parking is free. Learn more at www.savannahbotanical.org.
Humane Society Vaccination Clinic
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Chatham County Health Department parking lot, 1395 Eisenhower Drive. Each vaccination will cost $10. The following will be available: One-year rabies; bordetella; Da2PV (canine distemper); FVRCP (feline distemper); microchips will also be $20 each. Go to www.humanesocietysav.org.
International Foods and Crafts Bazaar
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7. St. Mary Magdalene's Church, 1625 Fort Howard Road, Rincon. St. Mary Magdalene's Church will be selling international soups, pierogies, desserts and crafts. Eat in or take-out. Learn more at www.stmarymagdalenerincon.org.
Gwendolyn Osborne book signing
1-3 p.m. Dec. 7. E. Shaver, Bookseller, 326 Bull St. Author Gwendolyn Osborne will be signing copies of her book, "Do You Really Love Me? A Guide to Parenting Troubled Teens" on Dec. 7 at E. Shaver Book Store. Learn more at www.eshaberbooks.com.
Savannah Sacred Harp Singers
1-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on Dec. 7 at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. All are welcome to participate in America's original roots music. For more information, call 912-655-0994 or go to www.savannahsacredharp.com.
'An Isle of Hope Christmas' Tour of Homes
4-8 p.m. Dec. 7. "An Isle of Hope Christmas" Tour of Homes, hosted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church, will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7. Our 11th tour will feature five beautiful homes and cottages in the historic Isle of Hope community. During the tour, we will provide refreshments and holiday entertainment. Tickets are $30 and proceeds will benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and West Broad Street YMCA. Call 414-6005 to purchase tickets and for more information.
Jane Coslick's Holiday Cottage Tour
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Tybee Island. Kick off the holiday season with the second annual tour of Tybee Island's historic cottages with renowned interior designer Jane Coslick. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to 10 unique cottage chic homes and learn what happens when imagination, bright beach colors and historic cottages collide. Homes featured on this year's tour include Maddies on Jones, Blues Away Cottage, Doc Holiday, Cover Girl, Southern Tides, Paws and Paddles and Tybee Bluebird Suite. Refreshments will be provided at North Beach Bar and Grill from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and will help fulfill its goal to open a community low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.humanesocietysav.org/holidaytour or at the Savannah Humane Society Thrift Shop, 7215 Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah; Seaside Sisters, 1207 U.S. Hwy. 80 on Tybee Island; and Tybean Art and Coffee Bar, in the Tybee Oaks Shopping Center, 1213 U.S. Hwy. 80 East.
Holiday Jazz Explosion
6-9 p.m. Dec. 8. Savannah State University Student Center Ballroom. Enjoy music from the Teddy Adams Quintet featuring Huxsie Scott. Donations are $25 per person and proceeds go to support the student scholarship fund. For more information, call J. Scott at 912-355-0105.
Compassionate Friends candle lighting
6 p.m. Dec. 8. Savannah Christian East Campus, 9150 Old Montgomery Road. The Savannah chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit support group for parents and grandparents who have lost a child, will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The chapter is gathering at 6 p.m. Dec. 8, and the candle lighting will begin at 7 p.m. Annually, tens of thousands of families, united in loss, light candles for one hour during the Worldwide Candle Lighting. Candles are first lit at 7 p.m., local time, just west of the International Date Line. As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world. To contact the Savannah Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, call Debbie Rambis at 812-249-5452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery
2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 21. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bonaventure Historical Society will offer three free walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery on Dec. 8, and one tour on Dec. 21. On Dec. 8, guides will leave from the intersection of Mullryne and Wiltberger ways at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Dec. 21, guides will depart from the same intersection at 2 p.m. Directional signs will be posted at the cemetery, and a typical tour lasts about an hour. No reservations are necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Learn more at www.bonaventurehistorical.org.
Chatham Academy now accepting students
Chatham Academy is now accepting students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Students interested in applying for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship must be enrolled by Dec. 16. For more information, call Chatham Academy at 912-354-4047.
Robert E. Cohen book signing
3 p.m. Dec. 8. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Robert E. Cohen will be hosting a book signing for his second book, "Inspiration: Physically Challenged but Mentally Determined" on Dec. 8 at the Jepson Center immediately following the "I have marks to make" art exhibit. Learn more at www.telfair.org/jepson.
Junior League's Holidash
Dec. 9. The Junior League of Savannah's Holidash is an annual shopping event where retailers offer a special promotion and/or discount to individuals who purchase a shopping pass. Participating retailers include: Sarah Jane Children's Boutique, J. Paige, Veronica's Closet, Trunk 13, Zia, Nourish, Chocolate by Adam Turoni, and Pure Barre Savannah and others may be added. Shopping passes are available for purchase at www.holidashthroughsavannah.eventbrite.com and cost $15. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Savannah's Annual and Endowment funds. For more information, contact Erinn Carter at email@example.com and Jackie Schott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-433-3430.
NOAA Gray's Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting
1-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Office. NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet Dec. 10 to hear an update on sanctuary activities and a presentation on the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Program for 2014-19. For further information, contact Becky Shortland, council coordinator, at 912-598-2381 or email@example.com.
'Actions Speak Louder than Words' silent auction
6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. B&D Burgers, 209 W. Congress St. B&D Burgers is hosting a silent auction to benefit a Whitemarsh Island family adopting a baby from China. The auction will feature live music and more than $5,000 worth of items, including restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, hotel and condo rentals and art. Learn more at www.bdburgers.net.
St. Andrew's School Performing Arts Concert
6 p.m. Dec. 10. Trustees Theatre. The St. Andrew's School Performing Arts Concert will be Dec. 10. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature St. Andrew's string, choral and orchestra students. Learn more at www.saintschool.com.
Savannah Arts Academy's Double Piano Concert
7 p.m. Dec. 12. John Varnedoe Auditorium, Savannah Arts Academy. The Piano Department of Savannah Arts Academy will present "Holiday on the Keys," the eighth annual Double Piano Concert, on Dec. 12 in the John Varnedoe Auditorium. The concert will feature all 51 piano majors at Savannah Arts performing many genres of music arranged for quartets, trios and duets. This year's concert will feature sacred and secular holiday music. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.saaarts.com.
Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club meeting
Register by Dec. 16. Carey Hilliard's Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. The Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club will meet Dec. 18 at Carey Hilliard's banquet room. Eileen Newman, former area representative and local musician, will lead us in Christmas carols and special songs of her own. Special speaker Meryl Bishop from Kansas City, Mo., and originally from South Africa, will share how she came to understand you cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. To RSVP by Dec. 16, call 912-925-3789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Clothing Drive
Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Office of Career Services is accepting donations for its Clothing Closet 2013-14 program. Clothing Closet is a campus and community-wide professional clothing drive that seeks donations of gently used professional attire - oxford shirts, men's and women's suits, slacks, blouses, dress shoes, etc. Donations are being accepted until Feb. 1, and the public is encouraged to donate. Individuals can drop off their unwanted professional clothing at donation boxes in the alumni office in Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus or contact Armstrong Career Services at 912-344-2563 or email@example.com.
Basic Planning for Death or Disability workshop
5-7 p.m. Dec. 12. Mediation Center, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D. The Mediation Center of Savannah will host "Basic Planning for Death or Disability." This event aims to educate people on the basics of wills, advanced directives, guardianship and powers of attorney. The class will be taught by experienced local attorneys. The cost of the event is $30. To register, go to www.mediationsavannah.com. Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.
Festival of Wreaths at Savannah Mall
1-6 p.m. Dec. 13-15. Savannah Mall, upper level near the piano shop. The Savannah Sankofa youth organization for boys is a nonprofit that works with at-risk, economically disadvantaged teens (ages 10-18.) They will host an annual Festival of Wreaths at Savannah Mall from Dec. 13-15. All wreaths are designed by area businesses and churches, schools and individuals. Winners will receive a plaque. All wreaths are $25. Proceeds will benefit educational programs and support the sports team to travel out of town to participate in tournaments.
Christmas in Savannah
Dec. 13-22. The Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry St. All Walks of Life and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original holiday play, "Christmas in Savannah." Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21, with matinee shows at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For more information, go to www.awolinc.org, call 912-303-4987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Craft Sale and English Tea
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. The Wilmington Island Garden Club will once again offer a Christmas Craft Sale featuring seasonal wreaths and arrangements, live greens, pet gifts, teacher and hostess gifts, bake sale and attic treasurers. The event also features an English Tea with homemade finger sandwiches and gourmet cookies and snacks. The proceeds go to support the Library Garden, May Howard Jr. Master Gardeners, SACGC Botanical Garden, Tybee Fresh Air Home, Savannah Tree Foundation, Johnny Mercer beautification project and the new Welcome to Wilmington Island sign. Craft show is free and there is $5 donation for the tea.
Connecting Georgians to Coverage
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Connecting Georgians to Coverage will host a free information event on the Affordable Care Act at the Savannah Civic Center. Individuals and small business owners can receive information and assistance with applying for health insurance through the marketplace exchanges created under the ACA. Certified navigators will assist residents and small business owners in understanding and accessing the new system. Navigators will help residents sort through the information available in the Georgia health online marketplace, which offers Georgians a gateway to affordable healthcare. Recipients will receive a bagged lunch and the chance to win a Wal-Mart gift card. Information about the health plans can be viewed at www.healthcare.gov or by calling 800-318-2596.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Red & White Supermarket, 4607 Habersham St. The Savannah Port City Lions Club will have a Broom Sale at the Red & White Supermarket on Dec. 14. Proceeds will benefit Lions charities. For more information, call 912-704-8684.
A Colonial Christmas
5-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway. Celebrate the holidays as it may have been done in our country's colonial period at Sunbury long before the modern Santa Claus, Rudolph and the mall. Interpreters and volunteers in historical attire will fire the Christmas guns (muskets) as a holiday salute across the countryside, wishing all a joyous season. Jamie Keena will raise the spirits of visitors with live colonial Christmas music and much more. Admission is free. For more information, email email@example.com or call 912-884-5999.
Holiday Tour of Homes
Dec. 14-16. The houses featured on each tour vary in size, architectural styles and periods, representing the full range of Savannah's historic downtown neighborhoods. This is an opportunity to see how Savannahians live in their everyday lives and homes will be decorated according to the owner's personal holiday tradition. The cost is $35 for Home Tour; $25 for Inn Tour. Tickets can be purchased at www.dnaholidaytour.com or at Tour Headquarters, in the lobby of the Savannah Visitors Center, 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Inn tickets will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15.
Luminary Night with Santa
6 p.m. Dec. 20. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway. Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. The cost is $5 per picture, hayrides are $2 and parking is $5. Learn more at www.gastateparks.org/skidawayisland.
Free walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery
2 p.m. Dec. 21. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bonaventure Historical Society will offer a free walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery on Dec. 21. Guides will leave from the intersection of Mullryne and Wiltberger ways at 2 p.m. Directional signs will be posted at the cemetery, and a typical tour lasts about an hour. No reservations are necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Annual holiday jazz concert
5 p.m. Dec. 25. Westin Golf Club, Westin Savannah Harbor. The Coastal Jazz Association presents its 38th annual holiday jazz concert, "Jazz Yule Love," hosted by trombonist Teddy Adams and featuring Eric Jones on piano, Quentin Baxter on drums, Mitch Hennes on bass and some of the best local and regional musicians. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and the concert will benefit the Student Scholarship Education Fund. For tickets, call 404-997-3281 or visit Portman's Superstore, Rody's, the Magic Puppet Toys and Gifts and the Westin Savannah.
Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight
6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 26-30. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th-century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation. The experience requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. Admission is $9 for adults in advance or $11 at the door and $6 for children in advance or $8 at the door. For more information, call 912-236-8097, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
New Year's Eve fireworks
Midnight. Dec. 31. Tybee Island. Tybee Island will explode with New Year's Eve fireworks on Dec. 31 to ring in 2014 at the stroke of midnight. Enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the east side of the island.
New Year's Eve Celebration
10 p.m. Dec. 31. Harvest Light Ministries, 5912-D Ogeechee Road. We will be live-streaming MorningStar Ministries' New Year's Conference from our Main Sanctuary for all those who cannot make it to the conference. Come join us in our Main Sanctuar from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 until the New Year. Go to www.harvestlight.org/newyears2014 for details.
Tybee Polar Plunge
11 a.m. Jan. 1. Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Gang of Goofs Parade is at 11 a.m. with the Polar Plunge at noon. The annual Tybee Polar Plunge will offer the opportunity to jump into the Atlantic Ocean for a brisk and refreshing way to start the New Year. The morning of Jan. 1, don your favorite costume and gather at the pier downtown for an invigorating dip. Cost is $24 for adults, $15 for children younger than 12 and includes long-sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt. No fee to enter the "Gang of Goofs" costume contest. Learn more at www.tybeepolarplunge.com.
International Baccalaureate open house
6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Sol C. Johnson High School. Sol C. Johnson High School's International Baccalaureate Programme is hosting an open house for prospective students and parents for the 2014-15 school year at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. For more information, call 395-1405 or email email@example.com.
GenerationNEXT: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business
5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Belford's Savannah Seafood & Steaks, 315 W. Saint Julian St. Join Savannah Magazine, Business in Savannah, The Coastal Bank and Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics as they recognize the honorees of "GenerationNEXT: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business." These under-40 individuals have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements as well as their philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire. Admission is $10 and includes light appetizers and two drink tickets. Cash bar available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.generationnext2014.eventbrite.com.
'Time Starts Now!' fundraiser to benefit LDSS
Jan. 23. Benedictine Military School's gym. The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society invites Savannah-area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual "Time Starts Now!" competition. The event will be held Jan. 23 at Benedictine Military School's gym. Teams will compete in "Minute To Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on their favorite team. For more information, call Marcie Moxley at 912-713-6865 or go to www.timestartsnow.org.
Adult tennis lessons
4-5:30 p.m. Sundays or 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Lake Mayor Tennis Courts. First lesson is free, thereafter $10 per lesson. Loaner rackets available or purchase one for $15. Contact Phyllis Greene, Community Tennis Coordinator, prior to lesson at 912-501-9862, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbour Lights Dancing
Second and fourth Friday of each month. City of Port Wentworth Community House. If you are interested in line dancing or square dancing, call Larry O'Pry at 912-429-0492. Dancing takes place in the City of Port Wentworth Community House the second and fourth Friday of each month.
Bethesda Farm Stand selling organic produce
3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. This popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. For more information, go to www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912-351-2061.
Second LIFE Thrift Store
Saturdays. Second Life, 308 Central Ave., Guyton. LIFE Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a focus of giving people with disabilities the tools that will enable them to be more independent. Your purchase from Second LIFE will go for home modifications such as wheelchair ramps, door widening, roll-in showers and assistive technology. LIFE Inc. was established 25 years ago in Savannah. LIFE's service area is 11 counties. Donations of children's clothes, sizes infant to 16, will be accepted by calling 912-772-4162. No stains or tears, please. Monetary donations are also welcome.
Psychotronic Film Night
8 p.m. Every Wednesday. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or under-appreciated films from around the world every Wednesday. Whether extremely well-made or "so bad they're good," their selections are always rare, unique and memorable. Check their Facebook page for updated listings. For more information, call 912-232-4447 or go to www.sentientbean.com/events/view/1433.
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 email@example.com.
Toastmasters Club Meeting
Noon. Tuesdays. Saint Leo University, Room 3, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Ste A. The Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays at Saint Leo University. For more information, call Carol at 912-844-9139 or got to www.1280826.toastmastersclub.org/.
Pooler Business Network
11 a.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 U.S. 80. Come and network with us. All business owners welcome. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-308-6768 or go to www.topnconnections.org.
Forsyth Farmers' Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Saturday. Forsyth Farmer's Market, Bull Street and West Park Avenue. Farmers and local vendors will be at the south end of Forsyth Park. SNAP/EBT and WIC accepted. Free to browse. For more information, go to www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.
Savannah Women's Business Network
11 a.m. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Exchange Tavern, 6710 Waters Ave. Come and join us for our luncheon/networking event. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-572-2362 or go to www.pnconnections.org.
Weekend cannon firings
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, three times daily. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. 80. The park features the nation's largest fully functional reproduction cannon. Historic weapon demonstrations follow historic guidelines and portray uniforms and equipment of the Civil War. Cost: $5 entrance free, ages 15 and younger free. For more information, call 912-786-5787 or go to www.nps.gov/fopu.
7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 111 West Bay St. The Kim Polote's jazz trio will be playing the music of Johnny Mercer. For more information, call 912-721-4800 or go to www.ruthschris.com.
Thrift and gift store
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Elizabeth's Attic, 16491 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill. Jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children's toys and games are available. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, call 912-727-2664.
Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts
5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road. Classes in drama, brass, woodwind, vocal, dance, guitar and piano. All ages. Cost: $6 per lesson, fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, call Lt. Shauntrice 912-352-8366.
Women's self-defense classes
7 p.m. Every Tuesday. Elite Martial Arts Academy, Suite. 107, 1024 Hwy. 80 West. Sponsored by the Guardian Angels and the Academy. Cost: Free. For more information, call 912-484-3007.
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.