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. For more information, call 912-652-0314.

NOV. 21

Little Art Show

6 p.m. Nov. 21. Vic's on the River, 26 E. Bay St. This juried exhibition features artists who donated their time and talent to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire. The cost is $10. Go to www.bbbscoastalempire.ort.

Pat Conroy book signing

1-4 p.m. Nov. 21. E. Shaver bookseller, 326 Bull St. Author Pat Conroy will sign copies of "Death of Santini" at E. Shaver bookseller. The event is free and open to the public. Call 912-234-7257.

Candlelight vigil

6 p.m. Nov. 21. Greater Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1006 May Street. The Voices of Homicide Victims Group will host its 23rd annual Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 21. This year's artist is Shvokeia Watson of Senior Praise and Sign Ministry.

NOV. 23

Holiday Craft Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, 9050 Ford Ave. A holiday craft sale with tea and trifle will be Nov. 23. Admission is $3 and children younger than 12 get in free.

Spanish Sojourns Free Week

Nov. 23-24. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. There will be a Flamenco Dance Workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 that is free with reservation; call 912-790-8827. Nov. 23 will be Free Family Day with tours, activities and 3 p.m. dance performance.

Trail of Hope 5K and 10K

Nov. 23. Covenant Care Services aids coastal Georgia with adoption services for birth mothers and adoptive families. Details and online registration are available at Registration is $25 before Nov. 1 and $35 from Nov. 2 through race day. Registration for the Kids' Fun Run is free.

Be a Santa to a Senior

Through Nov. 27. Retailers will display Christmas trees through Nov. 27 that feature ornaments with seniors' first names and gift requests. Pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached. Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be at Curves, Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St., No. 1610 and 400, U.S. Hwy. 80 SW in Pooler; Generation One, 7135 Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah; Smart Senior, 836 E. 65th St., No. 8 in Savannah; and Savannah Square, 1 Savannah Square Drive. Go to or call 912-355-0099.

Dickens 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. Pick up an application at Rincon City Hall or First Baptist Church of Rincon. Fee is $25 and proceeds go to missions. 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. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bars, valet parking and a live auction. Go to

Photos with Santa

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Country Inn & Suites, 320 Montgomery Street. Every child who donates a new, unwrapped toy will have a photo taken with Santa and the Marines. Photos are free for those who donate gifts, but will also be available for a minimum $3 donation. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

NOV. 24

Balanced Woman workshop

2-5 p.m. Nov. 24. Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Experts will discuss makeup, skin care, yoga, women's health and nutrition and expanding the mind and spirit. There will be snacks, raffles and goodies. Free and open to the public. Email or

Market At The Lighthouse

10 a.m. Nov. 24. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island. Vendors will offer art, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, plants, candles, assorted bags and trinkets, baskets, photography, initial art (design your own piece), honey, lobster rolls and much more. All proceeds will benefit the repainting of the lighthouse. Music provided by Shock Wave Entertainment. We still have spaces open for new vendors, so call 912-786-5801 and ask for Vikki.

Christmas Made in the South

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Christmas Made in the South is focused on keeping the world of fine artisans and craftspeople alive. Exhibitor will be there all three days demonstrating and selling their handcrafted work. Adult admission is $7, children 12 and younger get in free. One admission is good for all three days with a hand stamp and free parking for all. To preview the show, get discount admission coupons, detailed directions and more, go to or call 704-847-9480.

NOV. 25

Town hall meeting

6 p.m. Nov. 25. West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. A town hall meeting will be Nov. 25 at the West Broad Street YMCA regarding underage drinking and HIV. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Door prizes and gift cards will be available.

NOV. 26

Tybee Bowl part Deux

6 p.m. Nov. 26. Tybee Island, JC Park. This flag football tournament will benefit a local man's fight against cancer. This year, the game will be announced by NFL's celebrity sportswriter, Chris Wesseling. There will also be beer and food available for a donation.

NOV. 28

United Way Turkey Trot

8 a.m. Nov. 28. Daffin Park. Enjoy a fun, fast 4-mile run/walk, Kids K (0.62 mile; 12 and younger) and Diaper Dash (3 and younger). Post-race ceremony will have food, drinks and family activities. Cost is $30-$45. Register on For information, contact or 912-651-7706.

Turkey 5K Family Run/Walk

8 a.m. Nov. 28. Mill Creek Recreation Complex, Statesboro. The first annual Chase the Turkey 5K Family Run and Walk will be Nov. 28 at the Mill Creek Recreation Complex in Statesboro. Entry fee is $20 and five canned good items. Register early at Swim.Bike.Run in Statesboro or beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the event. Also accepting unwanted bicycles to refurbish and give to those less fortunate. Call 912-681-2453 for more details or like us on Facebook, Swim.Bike.Run.Boro.

NOV. 29

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers needed

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Savannah area to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Services will be offered from Feb. 2-April 15 at the Bull Street Library. For more information on how to join the AARP Tax-Aide team, go to (English only) or call 888-687-2277. Deadline for application is Nov. 30.

December Nights and Holiday Lights

6-9 p.m. Nov. 29-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. Learn more at

NOV. 30

Annual Pickle Run 5K Road & Beach Race

9 a.m. Nov. 30. Huc-A-Poo's 1213 Hwy. 80, Tybee Island. Come run off that turkey belly for a good cause. This casual road and beach run benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Your $25 donation snags you a T-shirt, Huc-A-Poo's breakfast pizza and a well-deserved cold one. No one leaves without some kind of prize! Sign up on to ensure a T-shirt. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Nov. 30.

Fort Pulaski's Thanksgiving Field Day

Nov. 30. Fort Pulaski, U.S. Hwy 80. Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862 on Nov. 30. The event will recreate the field day offered by the 48th New York Infantry to celebrate their first Thanksgiving in Fort Pulaski. Everyone is encouraged to participate in foot races, sack races and wheelbarrow races. Amusements of the day will include guided tours of the fort and historic weapons demonstrations. The event will also be an opportunity to try on clothing of the Civil War era. All are encouraged to participate in the "burlesque dress parade." There will be clothing and accessories for men, women and children for the proper period look. For more information, go to

'The Nutcracker' in Savannah

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 30. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. The holiday season is about tradition, and there's no better way to kick off the holiday spirit than by joining Clara as she goes from a fabulous holiday party set in 1940s Savannah to a dream unlike any other. If this isn't a tradition for you and your family, come make it one! Tickets are available by calling 912-525-5050.

DEC. 1

Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering

5 p.m. Dec. 1. Forsyth Park band shell. A community-wide candle lighting to honor the memory of our loved ones as we approach the holiday season will be Dec. 1. Our speaker is Judy Ochsner, with music by soloist Roger Moss and harpist Leslie Adair. Outdoor seating and post-event refreshments will be provided. Rain location is Trinity United Methodist Church. For more information, go to There is no charge, but donations can be made to support the bereavement counseling freely offered to anyone in our community by Hospice Savannah's Full Circle staff and volunteers.

DEC. 3

Master Gardener course accepting applications

8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 4-April 17. Lake Mayer Community Room. The 2014 Chatham County Master Gardener Course is now accepting applicants. Administered by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, the Master Gardener course offers an intensive training program to the public on basic botany, turf management, soil and plant nutrition, plant physiology and selection, pest and disease control, and many more related subjects. To receive an application packet for the 2014 Master Gardener Course, call the Chatham County Cooperative Extension office at 912-652-7981, email, or stop by the office in the old Chatham County Courthouse at 124 Bull St., Suite 120. Class size is limited to about 50 people, so early registration is encouraged. Participants are not required to be Chatham County residents.

Salsa dance lessons

6 p.m. Dec. 3. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Professional dancer Austin Williams will teach salsa to students of all levels, beginner to expert. Lessons take place in the Telfair Academy rotunda. Participants may attend the three-lesson block or drop in to take one or two lessons. Price per lesson: $10 non-members/$5 Telfair members. Learn more at

DEC. 5

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.

St. Vincent's Academy's Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

6-9 p.m. Dec. 5. St. Vincent's Academy's Walsh Hall, gym on the corner of East Harris and Lincoln streets. You are cordially invited to attend St. Vincent's Academy's fourth annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. Shop for holiday gifts while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and door prizes Dec. 5 at St. Vincent's Academy's Walsh Hall. Admission is $15. Call or email Nancy Schreck with any questions at or 912-236-5508.

Salsa and Latin Dance Party and Reception

7 p.m. Dec. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Salsa Savannah dancers will continue instruction throughout the evening while everybody dances and DJ Josh spins the best sounds of Latin beats in the Jepson Center atrium. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for Telfair members. Learn more at

'The Spanish Element in Our Nationality: Rethinking the Creation of American Identity in the Late 19th Century'

6 p.m. Dec. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. This lecture by Professor M. Elizabeth Boone gives insight into the Spanish Sojourns exhibition. Light reception follows. Cost is $5 for students, $12 for adults and free for members. Learn more at

DEC. 6

First Friday for Folk Music

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. The next scheduled First Friday for Folk Music will be DSec. 6 at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church. Festivities start at 7:30 p.m. and run till about 10 p.m. It is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly evening of music in a coffeehouse setting. There is a suggested minimum donation of $5 to support the event and other SFMS activities. This month's show features two local acts, Midlife Crisis and Patchwork. Learn more at

Open House at Lutheran Church of the Ascension

5-9 p.m. Dec. 6. Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Wright Square. Please join members and friends in the community as we celebrate the joy of the holiday season. Founded in 1741 on this historic and beautiful square, Ascension will host the following festivities during the open house: 5:30 p.m. Islands High School Concert in the sanctuary; 6:30 p.m. Ascension Youth Concert in the sanctuary; 7 p.m. History of St. Nicholas downstairs in Crumley Hall; and 7:45 p.m. Piano and Organ Concert and Christmas Hymn Sing in the sanctuary.

Lights On for Tybee Celebration

6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout, Tybee Island. The Lights On for Tybee Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, when Mayor Jason Buelterman lights the Christmas tree downtown at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout. The evening will include a variety of live entertainment, extended store hours, refreshments and specials at locations throughout downtown Tybee Island. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also make a special appearance.

DEC. 7

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 host an International Foods and Crafts Bazaar on Dec. 7. They will be selling delicious international soups, pierogies, desserts and crafts. Eat in or take-out available.

'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. Please 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 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.

DEC. 8

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

DEC. 9

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 and cost $15. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Savannah's Annual and Endowment fund. For more information, contact Erinn Carter at and Jackie Schott at or 912-433-3430.

DEC. 12

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

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

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 Any questions can be directed to the office at 912-354-6686.

DEC. 14

Broom Sale

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.

Savannah Santa Train

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Join us for Savannah's only Polar Express-themed holiday event. Guests enjoy a special train ride, holiday crafts and activities, a visit with Santa and hot chocolate and hot cocoa ice cream from Leopold's Ice Cream. Train rides will begin at 9 a.m. and run every 30 minutes, with the last ride boarding at 5 p.m. There will be a special storytime reading of "The Polar Express" at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the stage. There will be fun holiday crafts and activities in the Blacksmith Shop all day (transformed into Santa's Workshop) as well as an opportunity for little guests to visit with Santa himself. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for this event. Go to

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 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 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.

DEC. 18

Savannah/Chatham Co. Christian Women's Club meeting

11:45 a.m. Dec. 18. 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

DEC. 31

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.

JAN. 1

Tybee Polar Plunge

Jan. 1. Tybee Island. 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. Learn more at

JAN. 14

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 2014-2015 school year on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Johnson IB Office at 395-1405 or email

JAN. 23

'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


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