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 912-652-0365.
'The Mystery of Irma Vep'
7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27 and 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Armstrong State University Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Masquers student theatre troupe presents "The Mystery of Irma Vep" by Charles Ludlam on Sept. 25-28. This comic parody of Gothic melodramas features a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened. Reserved seating is $12 regular admission, with discounts available. Go to www.tickets.armstrong.edu or call 912-344-2801 to purchase tickets, or call Armstrong Fine Arts Box Office at 912-344-2556 weekdays during business hours.
Concerned Veterans For America
5 p.m. Sept. 25. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 E. Victory Drive. Concerned Veterans For America invite you to be their guests for dinner Sept. 25. Before dinner, we will be making phone calls to veterans around the country giving them information about what is going on in Veterans Affairs and setting up the CVA Get Out The Vote campaign in November. CVA is a national nonprofit organization founded by veterans, their families and supporters. They do not ask for donations or membership fees. The dinner is free. There will be a cash bar. RSVP to Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or email@example.com.
Clays for a Cause
Sept. 26. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave. Choate Construction Company will host its third annual Clays for a Cause event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The clay shoot will take place at the Forest City Gun Club on Sept. 26 and includes lunch donated by Bojangles, live entertainment by BOB 106.9, prize drawings and a Lowcountry boil by Papa's Bar-B-Que & Seafood. For information, contact Dru Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-657-8949.
CinemaSavannah Presents 'Third Person'
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 26. Spotlight Theaters, 1100 Eisenhower Drive. CinemaSavannah presents "Third Person" at Spotlight Theaters, 1100 Eisenhower Drive. Tickets are $7 if you mention CinemaSavannah. "Third Person" is three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal that make up a non-linear, multi-plotline reminiscent of Paul Haggis's earlier Oscar-winning film "Crash." The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome and involve three separate couples sharing tough experiences and deep and strange emotional connections. The cast includes Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Maria Bello and Kim Basinger. Running time: 137 minutes. For more information, go to www.spotlighttheatres.com.
Piano in the Arts Series Concert
8 p.m. Sept. 26. Armstrong State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Let your mind be transported by a magical concert program that imagines songs from Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook) in the context of a series of love letters. The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Piano in the Arts concert series returns for its sophomore season Sept. 26 in Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Purchase tickets for this concert, or purchase a 2014-15 Piano in the Arts discounted subscription package, which includes: The Eric Jones Trio (November), The Golden Age of Song (January) and Romantic Expressions (February). General admission subscriptions are $50 for all four concerts. Individual general admission concert tickets are $15 each. For tickets, call 912-344-2801, email email@example.com or go to tickets.armstrong.edu.
Sept. 12-28. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble opens its third season with the acclaimed musical "Grey Gardens" from Sept. 12-28 at Muse Arts Warehouse. Based on the classic documentary film by David and Albert Maysles, "Grey Gardens" tells the story of New York aristocrats Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (a.k.a. Big Edie) and her daughter, Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), and their descent into a bizarre, reclusive life of elective squalor. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 12-28. Opening night reception catered by Joe's Homemade CafÃ©, Catering and Bakery. Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 seniors/students/active military. For reservations/season subscriptions, call the Collective Face box office at 912-232-0018.
Yard sale/plant sale at Botanical Garden
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. Savannah Botanical Gardens, 1388 Eisenhower Drive. Savannah Botanical Gardens will host a large yard sale along with the annual fall plant sale on Sept. 27. "Mrs. Reinhard's Yard Sale" is named for the original German homeowner of the historic farmhouse on the garden property. Come visit the 1840 farmhouse, browse the sales, buy a plant and enjoy the garden and the roses. Contact BettyAnn King at 352-1552.
Ride the Beast
7:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Downtown Savannah. Come out for a Half Century Ride and support Serenity Gardens of Savannah, a community for veterans. This metric century cycling event starts in the heart of beautiful downtown Savannah and rides over Garden City, Bloomingdale and Pooler, taking cyclists past the Mighty Eighth and veterans memorials and ending back in Savannah in front of City Hall. The event is designed to bring awareness to the growing population of veterans in Georgia requiring continued long-term care and shelter while providing a means to assist in the building and sustainability of Serenity Gardens of Savannah Inc. Registration can be done the day of the event for $60 starting at 7 a.m. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.thesavannahbeast.com.
Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety
8:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 27. Tybee Island Pier. The Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event will take place Sept. 27 at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. The day of free fun for kids ages 5-12 is in conjunction with Georgia's free fishing day and is sponsored by Safe Kids Savannah, Chatham County Aquatic Center and Georgia Department of Natural Resources to promote fishing as a family activity. Entry is limited and pre-registration is required. No registration will be allowed on the day of the event. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah or downloaded from www.aquatic.chathamcounty.org. All participants will receive a rod and reel, bait and tackle box. For more information, call 652-6793.
Your State Parks Day
9 a.m. to noon. Sept. 27. Wormsloe State Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road. Join Wormsloe Historic Site in cleaning up the Jones Narrows for Your State Parks Day. We will be cleaning up the area in front of the tabby ruins to improve the view of the salt marsh. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walk-in volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26. Admission to the site is free for everyone, even if you don't volunteer. To learn more, contact 912-353-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'
7 p.m. Sept. 27. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Lucas Theatre will screen "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" on Sept. 27. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit local musician Keith Kozel, who is in need of a kidney transplant. Learn more at www.lucastheatre.com.
McTier Family Reunion
9:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 1128 Reedy Creek Baptist Church Road, Stapleton. Descendants of Kendall McTier are invited to the 25th annual Kendall McTier Family Association Reunion on Sept. 27 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church in Stapleton, just off Hwy. 17 between Wrens and Thomson. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program at 11 a.m. and covered dish lunch at noon. Dress is casual. For more information, contact Steven or Sandy McTier at 478-956-8998.
Your State Parks Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 2591 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. This is your opportunity to make a difference in your community. Your State Parks Day is the day dedicated to volunteering in your local state park. There will be tasks for all ages. We will be painting, pulling weeds, chopping wood abd removing tree debris and litter. Lunch will be provided and there will be drawings for great prizes. Arrive at 9 a.m. and choose from a variety of tasks. For more information, call the park office at 912-727-2339.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. Dubose Park, Ledford St., Pembroke. Lodge No. 469 FAM will host a car show fundraiser Sept. 27 at Dubose Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and there is a $20 entry free, $15 pre-registration.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub & Grill, 3742 U.S. 17, Richmond Hill. Richmond Hill Community Theatre, along with Molly MacPherson's, presents "Murder, Medium-Rare," an interactive dinner theater by Eileen Moushey on Sept. 27. Tickets are $32 per person and can be purchased for cash from cast members or from Molly MacPherson's with cash or credit card. Show is suitable for ages 14 and older. Dinner includes soup or salad, choice of entrÃ©e: Scottish meatloaf, chicken pot pie or tilapia, a dessert sampler and a non-alcoholic drink. For more information, call Molly MacPherson's at 912-459-9600 or go to Facebook.com/RHCTinc.
TAP OUT Sickle Cell Fun Walk/Run
8:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Kingdom Life, 328 Tibet Ave. TAP OUT Sickle Cell Fun Walk/Run will take place Sept. 27. The goal is to bring awareness to the community about sickle cell, the sickle cell trait and its effects on the community. There is a need in the area to create a network of support for individuals and families this disease affects. On-site registration is from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Sept. 27 at Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship Impact Center. Cost is $35. Register at eventbrite.com or 912-921-5346.
Four Hour Fitness Festival
8 a.m.-noon. Sept. 27. Grand Lake Club, Southbridge. Four-Hour Fitness Festival 2014 will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This fitness festival is open to the public and includes zumba, tabata, yoga, boot camp and more. Following the event, there will be refreshments and a raffle. Call 912-233-2466 for more information.
1 p.m. Sept. 28. Forsyth Park. Sustainativity, a Savannah-based 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to direct philanthropic investments in sustainability, is announcing a unique fundraiser to benefit the green retrofit of Historic Savannah Foundation's offices. On Sept. 28, the inaugural Mattress Dash will come to Savannah and the south end of Forsyth Park will be turned into a rip-roaringly good time as costumed teams of five race mattresses in a 150-meter dash for awards, prizes and to benefit a great cause. Races begin at 1 p.m. To participate, teams must build a racing frame capable of holding a single mattress and one rider that will be pushed by the other four team members. Teams can sign up and check all information on building the race frame, rules and regulations at www.mattressdash.org.
NAACP Youth Committee
4 p.m. Sept. 28. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th St. The Savannah Branch NAACP Youth Committee will host a meeting to address crime in the Savannah area on Sept. 28. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the NAACP office at 912-233-4161.
Southeastern Choral Arts Festival Concerts
7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29. Armstrong State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Welcoming celebrated choral conductor Larry Wyatt to its campus for a weekend of song, Armstrong State University presents its 15th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival from Sept. 28-29 in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets on Sept. 28 are $6 general admission; Sept. 29 events are free and open to the public. Call 912-344-2801 weekdays noon-3 p.m. or go to tickets.armstrong.edu.
Georgia Teens Ride with Pride
7 p.m. Oct. 2. Effingham County Courthouse, 700 N. Pine St., Springfield. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be hosting another Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course on Oct. 2. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as there is limited seating. This is a free two-hour course designed to help parents and their new teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time. This is a program that addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior, rather than a technical hands-on driver training course. Teens and parents must register to attend. While completion of this course may reduce insurance rates, it does not count toward the required 40 hours of supervised driving practice. Register by contacting Deputy Sheriff Mike Kendricks at 912-754-3449 or email@example.com (email requests are preferred.)
6 p.m. Oct. 2. Jepson Center, 13 W. York St. Join three prominent collectors from Savannah area - Eleanore De Sole, John Duncan and Waler O. Evans - to learn what motivated them to collect and how their collections have evolved over time. This event is followed by a reception for general members and guests with paid admission. The event includes light appetizers and a cash bar for beer and wine. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Junior League Thrift Sale, preview party
5:30 p.m. Oct. 13; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. The Junior League of Savannah will host its 67th Annual Thrift Sale on Oct. 4 at the Savannah Civic Center. In addition, the community is invited to celebrate the kickoff of the sale by attending the annual preview party and auction Oct. 3. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with early bird shopping, followed by a cocktail party and silent auction at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 912-790-1002 or going to www.jrleaguesav.org. Parking is free. Doors will be open for the thrift sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The sale will re-open as a grab bag event from 2:30-3 p.m. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased by calling 912-651-6550 or going to www.savannahcivic.com. Learn more at www.jrleaguesav.org.
Junior League thrift sale
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. The Junior League of Savannah's 67th annual thrift sale will be Oct. 4. Doors will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The sale will re-open as a grab bag event from 2:30-3 p.m. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased by calling 912-651-6550 or going to www.savannahcivic.com. Learn more at www.jrleaguesav.org.
Free Family Day: Port City
1-4 p.m. Oct. 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square. Explore the "Port City" exhibition. The afternoon will include hands-on activities in the museum studios, storytelling and demonstrations by local artists who have drawn inspiration from the Savannah River. Gallery activities will introduce visitors to the types of ships and sailing vessels found in the art on view. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
'Love and Hate, It's a Thin Line'
1 p.m. Oct. 4. Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. "Love and Hate, It's a Thin Line" on Oct. 4 at the Savannah Theater is a show of Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio's stars that will showcase love and hate, good and evil, and all the other emotions in between. Doors open for the show at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Stop by Savannah Ballroom to purchase your tickets or go to www.dancesavannah.com.
10 a.m. Oct. 4 Forsyth Park. The ninth annual 1-mile Buddy Walk fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Online registration is available at www.ldssga.org until midnight Oct. 1. Participants can also sign up starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four, which includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the festival. For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-663-8573 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.ldssga.org.
Fall Plant Swap
8-11 a.m. Oct. 4. Jane Fishman's West Boundary Street Garden. The Fall Plant Swap will be Oct. 4 at Jane Fishman's West Boundary Street Garden. Gardeners and their plants will gather from 8-11 a.m. This is the 18th annual plant swap gathering. Swaps occur the first Saturday in October and the first Saturday in April. The swaps allow people to share what they no longer want in their garden with people who are looking for something new. No money is exchanged. The garden sits between Chatham Steel (501 W. Boundary St.) and SCAD's Boundary Hall (415 W. Boundary St.) Stories, seeds, roots and rhizomes are welcome. Participants do not have to bring plants or money to attend. For information, call 912-484-3045.
Nov. 13-15. Various locations. The Creative Coast of Savannah will present Geekend 2014, a groundbreaking, interactive conference bringing together cutting-edge tech and creative visionaries for three days of stimulating speakers, panels, workshops and networking from Nov. 13-15 at locations throughout Savannah. Geekend 2014 will bring together the brightest designers, coders, innovators, software and web developers, IT specialists, makers, bloggers, video game developers, technology mavericks and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Registration begins at $125, including access to speakers and workshops, lunches and admission to all receptions. Creative Coast supporters who purchase tickets before Aug. 13 will receive a 20 percent discount. For more information and registration, go to www.geek-end.com.
Free lecture by naval historian
6 p.m. Oct. 7. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The 1797 wooden frigate USS Constitution owes her reputation as "Old Ironsides" to live oaks harvested locally during construction. Born out of malarial swamp to parents who no longer spoke, she struggled at birth, wore borrowed clothes and her first baby steps ended badly. Learn how the USS Constitution survived her 1797 launch and rocky childhood to become the oldest warship still in commission today. Noted naval historian Dr. William S. Dudley will share his Constitution expertise as opening speaker for Savannah Tree Foundation's 2014 gala, themed "Live Oak and Fighting Sail." This lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the gala to follow at same location. For more information, call 233-8733 or go to www.savannahtree.com. To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com.
Oct. 9-12. Tybee Island's South Beach parking lot, Tybrisa Street. Tybee Island is set to host the 10th annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest from Oct. 9-12, bringing plenty of swashbuckling, family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast. The Tybee Pirate Fest will feature three days of live music and family-friendly activities at Tybee Island's South Beach parking lot. Tickets and weekend passes are available at www.tybeepiratefest.com.
Noon-9 p.m. Oct. 11. River Street, Rousakis Plaza. Savannah's ninth annual Fiesta Latina will take place Oct. 11 at River Street's Rousakis Plaza. This year's festival will be an exciting and colorful "Fiesta on the River." Come join vendors selling Hispanic food and crafts. Organizations are encouraged to provide educational information to broaden the activity's appeal. Dancers and live bands will bring River Street alive with Latino genres and cultural sounds and dances. Local and state officials will also join in honoring Hispanic American Heritage Month in Savannah.
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island will host the annual Chili Cookoff on Oct. 11, rain or shine, to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Go to www.hiltonhead.com for more details.
'Historic Haunts of Savannah'
7-9 p.m. Oct. 16. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Meet the authors of "Historic Haunts of Savannah," Michael Harris and Linda Sickler, on Oct. 16 at Moon River Brewing Co. As one of America's most haunted cities, Savannah has a long list of stories of the supernatural, such as the story of the first two people hanged in colonial Savannah for the murder of their abusive master. Or James Stark, a tempestuous planter, and Dr. Philip Minis, who settled their dispute with a duel and still hang around the old building at Moon River Brewing Co. Join the authors as they navigate the chilling world of those who refuse to leave their Savannah homes. Learn more at www.eshaverbooks.com.
Blank Page Poetry
6 p.m. Oct. 16. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square. Telfair presents Blank Page Poetry - Words & Shadows "If Ever These Rivers Should Speak," a performance of poetic expressions of people and events related to the natural water systems that define Savannah geographically and historically. This performance will encompass spoken word, digitally projected text, drumming and dance. All of the performers are local, of various ages and represent a range of creative disciplines in addition to poetry. Admission to this program is free. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Savannah South Rotary Golf Tournament
1 p.m. Oct. 23. The Club at Savannah Harbor, 2 Resort Drive. Savannah South Rotary Golf Tournament will take place on Oct. 23 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. There will be a men's and women's division. Cost is $500 per team of four or $125 per person. All proceeds support the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation. To participate or get more info, go to www.savannahsouthrotary.com.
SAVE THE DATE: 'A Shot in the Dark'
Oct. 17 and 18. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave. Oliver Maner LLP presents "A Shot in the Dark" Sporting Clays to take place at the Forest City Gun Club on Oct. 17 and 18. The event benefits Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. Go to www.savannahcblv.org to sign up today. For more information, contact Lois Modell or Leslie Eatherly at 912-236-4473.
Free bird walks at Fort Pulaski
8:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80. Once a month at 8:30 a.m., unless noted, members of the Ogeechee Audubon Society, the Savannah chapter of the National Audubon Society, will lead the bird walks at Fort Pulaski National Monument. Interested birders can meet a member of the Ogeechee Audubon Society near the park's entrance station at 8:30 a.m. We will be on the lookout for marsh sparrows, shorebirds, sedge wrens and more. At 9 a.m., the bird walk will continue through the park. These special programs will be offered each month at no charge. No reservations are necessary. Be prepared and dress for the weather. Bring your camera, binoculars, guide books, sunscreen and bug spray. For the latest schedule changes, go to www.nps.gov/fopu/planyourvisit/events.htm.
Lucky Ducky Derby
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Memorial Park, Tybee Island. All are invited to the second annual Lucky Ducky Derby featuring Quack the Duck and thousands of racing ducklings. There is a $100 prize for the first-place winner of each heat and a $500 grand prize. There will be music by Shockwave Entertainment, games and face painting for kids, a ducky dance contest for all, silent auction and food available for purchase. Adopt your duck today for $5 per duck or five ducks for $20 at www.tybeeislandcommunitypool.org, on Facebook at Quackluckyduckyderby, email to email@example.com or call 912-786-4354 or 912-786-4965. All funds raised benefit the proposed Tybee Island Community Pool.
BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass
3-7 p.m. Oct. 19, Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Drive, Isle of Hope. This outdoor festival features live music and family fun. More than 700 adults and children attended last year's event. This event benefits The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) for adults, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 25. Plantation Club at the Landings, 71 Green Island Road. The Children's Hospital Bear Gala, an elegant night in black and white, will take place Oct. 25 at the Plantation Club at the Landings. This event benefits The Children's Hospital at Memorial Medical Center. Learn more at www.memorialhealth.com/the-childrens-hospital.aspx.
'Historic Haunts of Savannah'
Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 25. Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St. Meet the authors of "Historic Haunts of Savannah," Michael Harris and Linda Sickler, on Oct. 25 at Barnes & Noble. As one of America's most haunted cities, Savannah has a long list of stories of the supernatural, such as the story of the first two people hanged in colonial Savannah for the murder of their abusive master. Or James Stark, a tempestuous planter, and Dr. Philip Minis, who settled their dispute with a duel and still hang around the old building at Moon River Brewing Co. Join the authors as they navigate the chilling world of those who refuse to leave their Savannah homes.
Thunderbolt Fire and Rescue Services Car Show
8 a.m. Oct. 25. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt Fire and Rescue Services Car Show will raise funds for the restoration of Ginny, Thunderbolt's first fire truck, on Oct. 25. Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. and the event lasts all day. Learn more at www.americanlegionpost184.org.
Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities meeting
1:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Captain Joe's, 2115 Golden Isle E., Baxley. The Region 5 Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will host its monthly planning board meeting Oct. 22 at Captain Joe's Restaurant in Baxley. The public is invited to attend. For further information, call Beth Roach at 912-427-4306.
Go Rappelling for Boy Scouts
Oct. 31. Manger Building, 7 E. Congress St. "Over the Edge," an exciting fundraiser, will take place Oct. 31 at the Manger Building. Hosted by the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, this event allows the public to check an item off their "bucket list" as they rappel off the side of a building in historic downtown Savannah on Halloween. Funds raised will benefit Scoutreach, an inner-city outreach program that ensures all boys in our community have the chance to benefit from scouting, regardless of family income or circumstance. To register for your own experience, go to www.otesavannah.org.
SAVE THE DATE: Savannah River Bridge Run
Dec. 6. The 2014 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run will take place Dec. 6. The Bridge Run gives participants the chance to conquer Savannah's Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5 percent grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River, on foot. You can register online, in person at Fleet Feet Sports on Waters Avenue or by mail if you download the printable registration form. For more information, go to www.savannahriverbridgerun.com.
Free Family Day: Deep River
1-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square. Families can explore Whitfield Lovell's earthy installation, participate in storytelling, create drawings on objects in the museum studios and see demonstrations by artist John Mitchell and others who incorporate historical themes in their work. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Free three-day weekend at Jepson
Nov. 1-3. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square. Enjoy free admission days at the Jepson Center and the "Deep River" exhibition from Nov. 1-3. Families are invited to explore Whitfield Lovell's earthy installations, listen to great storytelling, create drawings on objects in the museum studios and see demonstrations by local artists who incorporate historical themes in their work. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Free bird walks at Fort Pulaski
8:30 a.m. Nov. 8. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80. Once a month at 8:30 a.m., unless noted, members of the Ogeechee Audubon Society, the Savannah chapter of the National Audubon Society, will lead the bird walks at Fort Pulaski National Monument. Interested birders can meet a member of the Ogeechee Audubon Society near the park's entrance station at 8:30 a.m. We will be on the lookout for marsh sparrows, shorebirds, sedge wrens and more. At 9 a.m., the bird walk will continue through the park. These special programs will be offered each month at no charge. No reservations are necessary. Be prepared and dress for the weather. Bring your camera, binoculars, guide books, sunscreen and bug spray. For the latest schedule changes, go to www.nps.gov/fopu/planyourvisit/events.htm.
Nov. 13-15. Various locations. The Creative Coast of Savannah will present Geekend 2014, the groundbreaking, interactive conference bringing together cutting-edge tech and creative visionaries for three days of stimulating speakers, panels, workshops and networking from Nov. 13-15 at locations throughout Savannah. Geekend 2014 will bring together the brightest designers, coders, innovators, software and web developers, IT specialists, makers, bloggers, video game developers, technology mavericks and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Registration to Geekend 2014 begins at $125, including access to speakers and workshops, lunches and admission to all receptions. For more information and registration, go to www.geek-end.com.
Moveable Feast Series
6 p.m. Nov. 13. Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dr. Jane Rago, department of languages, literature and philosophy, will lead the lecture, "X Marks the Spot: Treasure Maps and National Identity in the Far, Far Away." The popularity of adventure novels exploded at the end of the 19th century, as a seemingly insatiable Western audience clamored for fantastic tales of the "far, far away." These tales both quelled and reflected late imperial anxieties about national identity. Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" (1883) supplied images of the modern pirate, but perhaps more importantly, the novel also bequeathed the romance of the treasure map. As the Age of Exploration gave way to the Age of Adventure, treasure maps replaced blank maps of colonial conquest. Rago will analyze late-imperial adventure tales, arguing that these narratives served as sites of cultural domination that inscribed national identity in ways that parallel current discourses of globalization. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Randy Wood's Pickin' Parlor, 1304 U.S. 80, Bloomingdale. Town Mountain will perform at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale on Nov. 14. Tickets are $20 for this all-ages show. Town Mountain was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Emerging Artist of the Year. For more information, go to www.randywoodguitars.com.
Telfair Art Fair
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 and noon-4 p.m Nov. 16. Telfair Square. This popular Southern open-air event is free and open to the public featuring 80 local and national artists, children's activities, vendors and more. Ticket holders to Savannah Food & Wine Festival's Taste of Savannah are invited to Telfair Square for the exclusive opportunity to sip mimosas and savor pastries while strolling through 80 artist booths. Taste of Savannah tickets will also be available to purchase in Telfair Square during this time. Artists will hold any items purchased until 4 p.m. Nov. 16, and there will be free parking at the Bryan Street Garage on Nov. 15. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Lecture on 'Georgia's Ports'
6 p.m. Dec. 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square. The lecture "Georgia's Ports: An Economic Engine, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," by Robert S. Jepson Jr. will take place Dec. 4 at Jepson Center for the Arts. Jepson, a member of the governor-appointed board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority, offers his unique insight on this important topic. Free to museum members or included with museum admission. A light reception will follow. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Savannah River Bridge Run
Dec. 6. The 2014 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run will take place Dec. 6. The Bridge Run gives participants the chance to conquer Savannah's Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5% grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River, on foot. You can register online at www.savannahriverbridgerun.com, in person at Fleet Feet Sports on Waters Avenue or by mail if you download the printable registration form. For more information, go to www.savannahriverbridgerun.com.
Free Family Day: Make Your Mark
1-4 p.m. Dec. 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square. This program includes art-making activities for families, a demonstration by longtime "I Have Marks to Make" artist and teacher Kenneth Martin, and a 2 p.m. performance by Liz Gibson. Learn more at www.telfair.org.
Free bird walks at Fort Pulaski
8:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80. Once a month at 8:30 a.m., unless noted, members of the Ogeechee Audubon Society, the Savannah chapter of the National Audubon Society, will lead the bird walks at Fort Pulaski National Monument. Interested birders can meet a member of the Ogeechee Audubon Society near the park's entrance station at 8:30 a.m. We will be on the lookout for marsh sparrows, shorebirds, sedge wrens and more. At 9 a.m., the bird walk will continue through the park. These special programs will be offered each month at no charge. No reservations are necessary. Be prepared and dress for the weather. Bring your camera, binoculars, guide books, sunscreen and bug spray. For the latest schedule changes, go to www.nps.gov/fopu/planyourvisit/events.htm.
Moveable Feast Series
6 p.m. Feb. 5. The Beach Institute/King Tisdale Cottage Foundation, 502 E. Harris St. Dr. Becky da Cruz, Dr. Ned Rinalducci, Dr. Maxine Bryant and Dr. George Brown will lead a lecture, "Re-enfranchising the Disenfranchised: Voting Rights in America." This panel of scholars will examine the multi-faceted history of voting rights of African Americans, focusing on the political, sociological and legal implications of efforts to restrict and deny access to the vote - the fundamental instrument of democracy. Of particular interest will be an exploration of the effects of incarceration on the black community and the relationship between criminal records and voting rights. By devoting equal time to the achievements of African Americans, this discussion will emphasize and celebrate Civil Rights initiatives that led to the expansion of voting rights, which in turn contributed to the election of the first African-American president of the United States. The panelists will conclude by offering perspectives on the possibilities for the continuation of re-enfranchisement movements. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Moveable Feast Series
6:30 p.m. March 5. The Armstrong House, 447 Bull St. Dr. Michael Toma, department of economics, will lead a lecture, "Do Numbers Speak for Themselves? The Liberal Arts Requirement and Savannah's Metro Economy." Data can provide resources for analytical investigations of business phenomena, but privileging numbers alone can also hinder our quest for insight into human interactions in everyday economic transactions. This talk will explore how data both augments and clouds our vision of the workings on Savannah's metro area economy. Calloway professor of economics Dr. Michael Toma will argue that a liberal arts education serves as a crucial foundation from which to examine data-based analytical superstructures. Engaging both data collection and critical thinking, he will offer a fuller picture of our economy's performance today and where it is likely headed tomorrow. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Moveable Feast Series
6:30 p.m. April 2. Fine Arts Auditorium on Armstrong State University's campus, Science Drive. Dr. Deborah Jamieson (art history), Dr. Steve Primatic (percussion), Dr. Benjamin Warsaw (piano), Dr. Emily Grundstad-Hall (voice) of the department of art, music and theater will lead the lecture, "The Emergence of Modernism: Art Between the Wars." This collaborative performance will integrate the visual and performing arts of the early 20th century to explore the emergence of modernism as it is bracketed within the cultural context of World War I and World War II. Examining key paintings of the era and paralleling their motifs with those in musical composition, this final course of our Moveable Feast will bring together professors of art and music to trace an arc from Debussy to Stravinsky, to Weil and Gershwin, finishing with a tribute to Cole Porter and American jazz. Learn more at www.armstrong.edu.
Basic Gun Safety Class
8:30 a.m.-noon. Third Saturday of every month. Chatham County Sheriff's Office firearms instructors offer a basic gun safety class for Chatham County civilians on the third Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The tuition is $25. If interested in attending the class, please contact Sgt. Glisson at 912-652-6959 to sign up as class sizes are limited for safety reasons. Those interested do not need to own a firearm to attend the class.
Free support group for new and expectant parents
10-11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen St. Come meet fellow parents and their children to discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served. To learn more, contact 912-544-6387 or email@example.com.
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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
3 p.m. Second Sundays. 5115 Ogeechee Road. Williams A Reed Memorial Post 660 meets the second Sunday of each month. Post meetings are at 5115 Ogeechee Road. For more information regarding our meetings or eligibility for membership in the VFW, call 912-235-3001.
Honor Flight Savannah seeks veterans, volunteers
Honor Flight Savannah is offering WW II and Korean War era veterans living in southeast Georgia and southeastern South Carolina an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. To register for a trip or to volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip, go to www.honorflightsavannah.org or call 912-925-7280. Honor Flight Savannah is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free trips to Washington, D.C., for area veterans. Funding for trips is dependent on contributions from community citizens and businesses.
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.
12:15-1 p.m. Tuesdays. Rincon Recovery Resources, 613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 103. Midday yoga uses Hatha yoga style. Call 912-826-0918 for more information.
13th Colony Sound Savannah Chorus
6:30 p.m. Mondays. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington St. The 13th Colony Sound Savannah Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday at Savannah Arts Academy. 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. 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.
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. to 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 W. 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.
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.