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FORT MCALLISTER VALENTINE’S DINNER & FANCE
2/13

FORT MCALLISTER HISTORIC PARK HOSTS A VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE SATURDAY FEB 13TH FROM 5 TIL 8PM.
Fort McAllister State Historic Park to Host Valentine's Dinner and Dance
WHAT: Valentine’s Dinner and Dance. Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park, will be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance. The dinner and dance will provide a chance for history lovers to gather together for a romantic evening. The night will consist of a roast dinner for two under the candlelight of a Civil War site, a tour of the fort, and Civil War singing and dancing followed by a night-time cannon firing. Reservations are required due to limited space. Please call the park office for reservations or more information on this event.
WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2016  5-8 p.m.
WHERE: Fort McAllister Historic State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd. 
Richmond Hill, Georgia
COST: $50 per couple
MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.gastateparks.org/fortmcallister or call 912.727.2339.


 

ANIMAL CONTROL HOSTS WINTER CLINIC
2/13


THE ANIMAL CONTROL DIVISION OF SAVANNAH-CHATHAM METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HAVING ITS WINTER VACCINATION CLINIC ON SATURDAY, FEB. 13 FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M
The Animal Control Division of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will host its winter vaccination clinic on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic includes microchipping, vaccinations and nail trimming for cats and dogs.
DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations are available for dogs. The FVRCP vaccine is available for cats. Rabies vaccinations, microchipping with lifetime registration and nail cutting will be available for both dogs and cats. All services are $10 except for microchipping, which will be $20. Payments in the form of cash, checks and money orders will be accepted.
Animal Control officers will be on hand to help handle the cats and dogs. All dogs brought to the clinic must be leashed or kenneled. Those prone to biting must be muzzled. Cats must be brought in carriers.
The winter clinic will take place at the animal shelter, located at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive.


 

 

OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER
2/13

OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER HOSTING A LECTURE BY UGA’S DR. KEITH DELAPLANE ON BEEKEEPING MANAGEMENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT 1PM.  The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association is proud to announce a public lecture about beekeeping presented by Dr. Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia’s Director of Honey Bee Research. The lecture titled “Searching Evolution for Clues to Good Beekeeping Management” will take place at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on February 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  Dr. Delaplane will be giving a special excerpt on beekeeping from a series of writings he has written for the American Bee Journal.  The floor will be open for Q & A after the lecture. Admission UGA’s Dr. Keith Delaplane to Talk About to Oatland is $5 per adult and $3 per child (4-17), seniors and military.  The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.cebeekeeping.com. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2 mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar.  Oatland is located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway and is open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Years.  For more information call 912-395-1500, or visit www.oatlandisland.org.


 

 

HUMANE SOCIETY GOOD DOG MANNERS TRAINING
2/13

REGISTER NOW FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH’S GOOD DOG MANNERS TRAINING. CLASSES BEGIN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah's Good Dog Manners Training is a public training class designed to assist dog owners with basic behavior, training, and socialization techniques. Classes are one hour long and curriculum will vary depending on the needs of each group. Dog owners can attend as many or as few classes as they need. Advanced sign-up is preferred as there are only eight spaces in each class. Classes will be held Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 1pm in the back parking lot of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah campus.
Fees are $10 per class and will be cash only.
Classes begin Saturday, February 13. Please note that owners must show proof of their pet's current rabies vaccine before attending classes.

4TH ANNUAL PAJAMA PUB CRAWL ON TYBEE
2/19

THE 4TH ANNUAL PAJAMA PUB CRAWL ON TYBEE IS FRIDAY FEB 19TH BEGINNING AT 7PM AT FANNIE’S.  PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ISLANDS FERAL CAT PROJECT. 
Friday, February 19, 2016, Tybee will be hosting the 4th Annual Pajama Pub Crawl! Beginning at 7:00 P.M. at Fannie's, the festivities will continue to several South End bars. Games will be played and fun prizes will be awarded to "Best Pajamas" and "Last Man Standing." Grab your jammies and join the fun. There is not entry fee. We will be having a raffle with the proceeds going to the Islands Feral Cat Project.
The Tybee Hotel, The Atlantis Inn and The Dunes hotels will all be providing discounts to people wearing jammies!
Send any questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


OYSTER ROAST TO BENEFIT TYBEE MARITIME ACADEMY
2.20

THERE IS AN OYSTER ROAST TO BENEFIT THE TYBEE ISLAND MARITIME ACADEMY SATURDAY FEB 20TH FROM NOON TIL 4 AT THE TYBEE LEGION ON VETERAN’S DRIVE.
AYCE Oyster Roast Benefitting Tybee Island Maritime Academy
Saturday, February 20, 2016, noon to 4 pm at the Tybee Legion (10 Veterans Drive).
AYCE Oyster Roast for $25/ticket in advance or $30 at the door. Cash bar featuring
Savannah Bloody Mary mix available as well as kid-friendly food options. Games!
Door Prizes! Fun! All proceeds benefit the Tybee Island Maritime Academy, a tuition-free
public charter school open to all Chatham County area students.
 For advance tickets, contact Rory Coyle at (407) 312-1078 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2016 DISC-DOG COMPETITION 
2/27

THE 2016 CANINE DISC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER IS SATURDAY FEB. 27TH FROM 9 TIL5PM AT ISLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ON WHITEMARSH. 
World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier, Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic, and Pet Adoption, February 27, 2016, To Benefit US War Dogs   
Savannah, Georgia (February 11, 2016) – Do you know that dogs can fly? The largest disc-dog competition series in the world is coming to Whitemarsh Island, Georgia! It’s the 2016 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier on Saturday, February 27th, 9:00am to 5:00pm, at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road, where athletic canines can be seen, literally, jumping for joy.
The event benefits the U.S. War Dogs Association, a nonprofit organization of current and former U.S. Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dog. The organization’s mission also includes educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to our country, as well as establishing permanent War Dog Memorials.  Its background in military War Dog service and dedication gives the U.S. War Dogs Association a unique perspective that can be used to educate the public on the history of Military War Dogs.
“These service dogs need to be treated as heroes,” said Chief Master Sergeant USAF James Fox of the Border Pawtrol Disc Dog Team, one of the event organizers, along with Savannah’s TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories and Islands High School.  “These canines are continually put in compromising situations where they save our lives.  Whether they are on the front lines or at home as police dogs…they save lives.”
National pet food vendors scheduled to participate include Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Precise Pet Foods, Halo, Lotus, Nutrisource, Pro-Pac Ultimates, Nulo, and Zignature.  Islands High School’s Veterinary Science students will be debuting their latest hypo-allergenic dog treats. Local vendors including the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, Hipster Hound, and Todd B’s Honey will also be there.
Pet rescue agencies, such as One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet Rescue, and FACTS will have pets on-site in need of forever homes.  Long-standing Savannah Veterinarian Dr. Beth Martin will conduct a Low-Cost pet vaccine clinic with additional services such as heartworm testing and microchipping, offering affordable options for the betterment of pets.
Contestants and their canine teammates of the 2016 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier will earn points for basic throws and catches, with bonus points for mid-air catches in the Distance/Accuracy event. Many of the canines expecting to compete were rescued from animal shelters. Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes.
Attendance is free of charge.  For more information on the schedule and entry competition fees, please visit www.TailsSpin.com or call James Fox, 912-656-5788.


COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BEEKEEPING"
2/28

COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION SPONSORING “THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BEEKEEPING” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH FROM 8AM-4PM. 

Annette Quinting, Media Liaison (912) 395-1509
January 10 - February 27, 2016
The day-long institute, “The FUNdamentals of Beekeeping” will be held at
Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Saturday, February 27th from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.  Learn about these critically important insects and the art of hobbyist
beekeeping.  For registration information call (912) 395-1509 or visit
www.cebeekeeping.com .




 

RAPE CRISIS CENTER ANNUAL MEETING
2/23


THE ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE IS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 At NOON AT THE SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER
Rape Crisis Center to Hold Annual Meeting
Savannah, Georgia-February 3, 2016- Community members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire on Tuesday, February 23,  2016 at noon--2:00 pm at the Savannah Civic Center. United Way’s President & CEO, Gregg Schroeder, will provide the keynote address.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 22nd to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 233-3000.
Contact:
Samantha Levine
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
P.O. Box 8492
Savannah, GA 31412
(912) 233-3000


 

HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION
2/29

THE HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION NOW IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 HSF PRESERVATION AWARDS THROUGH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH.

Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation.
The deadline for HSF Preservation Award nominations is Monday, February 29, 2016. All entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Award winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
“Savannah’s historic buildings and neighborhoods are essential to understanding the story of our city.  They tell us who we are and where we came from.  It is fitting, then, that HSF recognize the best efforts of those who preserve those great places,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation.  “Our Preservation Awards bring due attention to people and projects that fulfill the mission of HSF.”
Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards recognize projects or individual achievements falling within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.
HSF Preservation Awards will be judged for the success they have achieved in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of architectural and cultural heritage. The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.
A jury of local professionals is invited each year to review the nominations and to select the winners for the HSF Preservation Awards.
The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed online at http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/awards/ .

For more information, please contact Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL BLANKET DRIVE
NOW - 2/30

SENIOR CITIZENS INC ANNUAL BLANKED DRIVE IS GOING ON NOW AT ALL STARBUCKS LOCATIONS.  DROP OFF UNWANTED BLANKETS NOW THRU THE END OF FEBRUARY
Senior   Citizens, Inc. Annual Blanket Drive, Sponsored by Georgia Natural Gas &
  Starbucks 
WHO: Senior
  Citizens, Inc. (SCI),
  a local nonprofit dedicated to helping area seniors age
  successfully
WHAT: SCI
  Annual Blanket Drive Sponsored by Georgia Natural Gas &
  Starbucks.
Senior Citizens, Inc. will kick off its annual blanket drive on Monday, January 11 at
  9 a.m. at the Starbucks in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. SCI
  invites Savannah and surrounding communities to help seniors stay warm this
  winter by donating a new blanket at SCI’s headquarters, participating
  Starbucks coffee shops, and at drop locations throughout The Landings on
  Skidaway Island. Donors at Starbucks will receive a free large handcrafted
  Starbucks beverage of their choice.
Seniors in need of an extra blanket this winter season can pick one up at SCI’s
  headquarters from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring photo ID and proof of
  income (low income applicants only, please).
Starbucks is accepting donations through January 31, 2016. Additional locations

will collect throughout the month of February.

 


 

A TASTE OF FIBER ARTS SERIES AT OATLAND ISLAND
FEB 2016

THE FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS PRESENTS “ A TASTE OF FIBER ARTS” SERIES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY AT OATLAND ISLAND.   The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs Presents: A Taste of...Fiber Arts Series Have you ever thought about learning how to weave, or spin or knit or crochet?  Then it is the perfect time to take a workshop in one of these, and many other,   fiber arts techniques in a low cost, stress-free environment. The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs will be offering different “Taste of…” classes in January and February, 2016
at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Each class is 3 hours long and will be limited to 8
participants for more hands-on learning. Children 8 -12 years old are welcome accompanied
by an adult. Cost is $20 for fiber guild members and $30 for non-guild members (unless
otherwise stated). Our talented teachers will give you the opportunity to learn the basics
in a variety of fiber arts techniques necessary to create something unique. The schedule
of classes can be found at: http://fiberguildsavan nah.homestead.com/. Sign up today for
one workshop or all of them.   If you are interested in learning more...   please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

DISNEYS LITTLE MERMAID AUDITIONS
NOW THRU 3/1

SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE HOLDING AUDITIONS NOW FOR DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID. 
 ADULTS OF ALL AGES AND STUDENTS AGE 7 AND IN SECOND GRADE WELCOME.
Auditions for Disney's The Little Mermaid at Savannah Children's Theatre
Come be a part of our world at auditions for Disney's The Little Mermaid!
Adults of all ages and students aged 7 & in 2nd grade welcomed. All roles
available. All abilities and ethnicities encouraged. No need to prepare,
all materials will be provided. Students 18 & under will need a parent or
guardian to sign audition form. Performs weekends May 20 - June 5.


 

Port Wentworth Youth Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration
1/25-3/21

YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND T-BALL REGISTRATION IS NOW THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 21ST.

Youth Baseball, Softball & T-Ball Registration is NOW through Monday March 21st.  T-Ball is for ages 3,4 & 5  (practice starts Monday April 4th- May 23rd )  Baseball/Softball ages 8 & under, 10 & under, 12& under, 15 & under (15 year olds cannot pitch).  Baseball age control date is prior to May 1st .Softball age control date is prior to January 1st. Practices will start the week of March 16th (Coaches will notify you of day’s and times of practices, bring your own glove, cleats, The City of Port Wentworth will provide game pants,  jersey and hat).Port Wentworth Resident Registration fee is $20.00
Non Resident Registration fee is $45.00

Sign up at City Of Port Wentworth City Hall at 305 South Coastal Highway

 


 

CITY SEEKS WEAVE A DREAM APPLICATIONS
NOW  THRU  10/21

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S WEAVE A DREAM PANEL IS ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR CULTURAL AND ARTS PROJECTS NOW THRU OCTOBER 21ST.    Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative
SAVANNAH, Ga., January 8, 2016 /www.savannahga.gov/ --The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 Weave-A-Dream Cultural & Arts Projects initiative.  Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available.  Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016.       Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities, encompassing all city districts.    To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits.  Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits.  No individual artist applications will be accepted. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016 are not eligible to apply.Applications are reviewed by the WAD Panel and funding is awarded by a competitive funding process that considers the project’s artistic merit, quality of design, quality of marketing strategy, and plan for assessing the project’s success.  Successful programs will identify a community need and utilize arts and heritage activities as the primary strategy to fulfill that need. Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website, under Funding Programs (www.savannahga.gov\arts).  Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
1/25-4/16

REGISTER NOW FOR COASTAL GEORGIA’S SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE 5K.  EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 31ST.  The race this year is on April 16. The start line is still on Broughton, but this year, for the first time, the 5k course will finish at Ellis Square (the kids race course is unchanged). Also, packet pickup, along with all pre and post race activities, will be at Ellis Square. Last year's inaugural Love Loop around Ellis Square was a huge success and will be a feature again this year, bigger and better this time around! Registration for the race is open now! Early bird pricing ($30 adult, $10 child) runs through January 31, either online (www.komencoastalgeorgia.org) or call the Susan G Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate office (912-232-2535) This year we are challenging all race participants to raise at least $100, the average cost of a mammogram.

 



 

BETHESDA ACADAMY FARM & GARDENS
1/25-TFN

BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM AND GARDENS HAS NEW FARM STAND HOURS ON WEDNESDAY’S FROM 3-5PM. Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Announces New Farm Stand Hours Open Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Bethesda Academy Organic Farm & Gardens Farm Stand. Each week, this popular organic farm stand, which is managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more.  In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. The organic farming program at Bethesda merges plant life sciences with real world applications, instilling a strong work ethic and a sense of stewardship. The farm stand at Bethesda Academy is open to the public.
NEW FARM STAND HOURS
Every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m.
WHERE: Bethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia MORE INFO:   Visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or contact Merrin Slocombe at (912) 344-7196 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


 

PORT WENTWORTH LESIURE SERVICES YOGA
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CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFERS SATURDAY MORNING YOGA FROM 9:00AM-10:30AM. Start Your Weekend with Yoga!


Saturday mornings, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
City of Port Wentworth Leisure Services Dept. Located at the Ed Young Senior Center, 103 Turnberry Street
Beginners Welcome! $5.00 a class or purchase a pass
Gentle – but still challenging! – class suitable for adults of all ages
No equipment needed – mats and other props provided
Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to breathe and move freely
For your comfort, don’t eat anything heavy for 2 hours prior to class
Regardless of your age or physical ability, yoga is for everybody! A regular yoga practice can:  Increase muscular strength and flexibilityReduce the effects of stress, Improve posture and balance, Enhance well-being Sharpen focus and concentration and Relieve back pain.