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Tuesday, June 28th

Critz BMW will be hosting a Drive for a Cause event that will benefit The Memorial Health Foundation and The Next Generation on Tuesday, June 28th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Owner Dale Critz, Jr. will say a few words at 11 a.m. and invites the media to take a test drive with him to kick off the event. For every test drive, $50 will be donated to The Next Generation, benefiting the children's hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Charity representatives will also be at the event. 

Building on the past year’s successful “Drive for Team USA” campaign, which supported U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the new campaign gives dealers the option of working with a local charity. Proceeds of the Critz BMW Drive for a Cause event will go to The Next Generation, benefiting the children’s hospital at Memorial University Medical Center as their charity of choice. The Next Generation’s mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for our community’s children and further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer services, and educational outreach.

This event gives participants the opportunity to get behind the wheel and test drive the BMW 3 Series, 7 Series, X1, or X5, and allows them to compare the vehicles against competing brands. Critz BMW will donate $50 to The Next Generation for every test drive. Registration for the BMW Drive for a Cause event is available online and during the event at Critz BMW. Take a test drive. Make a difference.


Critz Auto Group is an authorized dealer for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, GMC, and Buick, serving Savannah and the Coastal Empire since 1938. For more information, please visit


What: Critz BMW Drive for a Cause event
Where: At Critz BMW located at the corner of Abercorn and Stephenson in Savannah
When: Tuesday, June 28th, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Who: Dale Critz, Jr. and charity representatives
Why: Raise money for The Next Generation, benefiting the children's hospital at Memorial University Medical Center
June 30th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Savannah Jaycees will be hosting their 'Mix and Mingle' event, a meet and greet social to introduce their 2016 charity date night auction participants, on Thursday June 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Service Brewery (574 Indian St, Savannah). 
The meet and greet is open to the public and will be an opportunity to meet the participants as well as some of the Savannah Jaycees' members. There is no cost to attend but brewery tours and tastings are available for $12. 
The Savannah Jaycees third annual Charity Date Night Auction will be held on Thursday August 4th at 7 p.m. at the Club One "Showroom", located at 1 N Jefferson St in Savannah. Participants have chosen local Savannah charities to whom 50 percent of their winnings will be donated. 
For more information on the meet and greet, click here
For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, click here
Cynthia Wright 
Savannah Jaycees 
VP of Communications 
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July 1st, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Hunter AAF will celebrate Independence Day on July 1st at the Family Day Field from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a performance by the 3rd ID Band and fireworks. Grills, pets, and glass bottles are prohibited. 


July 2nd, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

The Richmond Hill History Museum will celebrate Independence Day on July 2nd with an antique car display. This display is a monthly event showcasing unique, rare, and antique cars. Title sponsor is J.C. Lewis Ford, with coffee provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the Richmond Hill History Museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Admission to the event is free, and coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. This event will take place at the Richmond Hill History Museum located at 11460 Ford Ave. For more information, contact Art Thumwood at 912.756.3697. 


July 2nd, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fort McAllister Historic State Park will celebrate Independence Day with living history programs including demonstrations of Civil War drills and rifle and cannon firings. Visitors can participate in old fashioned games including sack races, an egg toss, wheel barrow races, and a Civil War-era baseball game. Fresh watermelon will be availabe. Admission for this event is $8 per adult (18+), $5 per youth (6-17) and under 6 are free. For more information, call 912.727.2339. 


July 2nd, 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Richmond Hill will kick off its annual Red, White, and Blue Independence Day Celebration at J. F. Gregory Park located at 521 Cedar St. This free, family-friendly event features live music from Cody James and Highway 55, an animal demonstration from Trapper Jack, arts and crafts vendors, inflatable water slides, farmers' market, face painting, family fishing, and will be topped off with a fireworks show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit or call 912.756.3345. 


July 4th, 9:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

In honor of America's birthday, the Tybee Island Annual Independence Day Fireworks are set to start around 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. The show will be on Tybee Pier and Pavillion, but will also be visible from Tybee's eastern beaches. 


July 4th, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

Come celebrate American patriotism at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration! Enjoy live music from 8-10 pm wth local favorites the Hynotocs on the WSAV Stage. Make sure to bring the kids to our kids zone while waiting on the fireworks display!

The Savannah Waterfront Association is excited to help WSAV celebrate their 60th Anniversary during this event and have teamed up to host a military VIP seating area for viewing fireworks! VIP seating will be limited to first-come-first-serve and a VIP pass must be presented to enter. 

Chairs and blankets are welcome and make sure to get there early to grab a spot along the riverfront. 

For more information, visit or call the Savannah Waterfront Association at 912.234.0295.


July 4th, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. 

Ft. Stewart will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th at Cottrell Field from 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a performance by the 3rd ID Band and fireworks. Grills, pets, and glass bottles are prohibited. 


July 4th, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Shelter Cover Harbour presents HarbourFest, a family-friendly festival on the waterfront at Shelter Cove featuring live music by Shannon Tanner, Cappy the Clown, face painting, carnival games, treats from vendors, and fireworks to end the night in the most spectacular way! All of these fun activities are set amid great restaurants and shops. 

The event will last from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Shannon Tanner taking the stage at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., before the fireworks shoot off at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, contact Palmetto Dunes at 843.785.6424.  



July 5th through August 16, 7 p.m.

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Post Theater will begin Gray's Reef Tuesdays, a 7-week film series starting July 5th and continuing each Tuesday night at 7 pm through August 16th. 

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Post Theater are pleased to announce Gray's Reef Tuesdays, a weekly film series highlighting the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast. 

Thanks to the generosity of Lead Sponsor, Enmarket, and media sponsor, Connect Savannah, local residents and summer visitors alike will be able to enjoy award-winning films about the undersea world that promise to be fun and entertaining for the whole family. A Gray's Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the national marine sanctuary and the evening's film as well as provide an opportunity for audience Q&A following the film. This 7-week series kicks off on July 5th and continues each Tuesday night at 7 pm through August 16th. 

The series opens July 5th, with "Turtle: The Incredible Journey," the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Other films in this special series include:

July 12th: "National Geographic's Secret Life of Predators"

July 19th: "Winter, the Dolphin That Can"

July 26th: "Guy Harvey Expeditions: Sharks and Lionfish"

August 2nd: "True Tales of Pirates" and "Lighthouses of the Southeast"

and several more. All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves. 

There is a suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tybee Post Theater and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. In addition, the Tybee Post Theater concession stand will offer beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show. 

For complete film listings, visit or call 912.472.4790. 

About the Tybee Post Theater:

About Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary:

About The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation:

For additional information, contact Chris Hines, Partnership Development Coordinator, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, at 912.598.2397 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



July 19th, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Chatham County will hold a Public Information Open House concerning the Intersection Improvements Project for Laroche Avenue at Jasmine Avenue. 

The open house will be held at Savannah Christian Middle School, 2415 East DeRenne Avenue in Savannah. 

This project proposes to reconstruct the signalized intersection as a single-lane, five-leg roundabout. The purpose of this Public Information Open House is to provide the public with an opportunity to view the project, ask questions, and comment on the project.

The Open House will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. There will be no formal presentation.  

For more information, contact Catherine Neal at 912.652.7897. 




June 6th-July 29th

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, which runs June 6th through July 29th. 

Seven camp sessions will be offered to students ranging from 6 to 12 years of age. The full day of art classes will provide an introduction to ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, painting, sculpture , improv, drumming and dance in age-appropriate group settings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. All classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers. Camp fees per child per week are $150/$140 city residents (resides within the city limits of Savannah, pays city residential property taxes). Supplies and instructor fees are included and a non-spoiling bag lunch must be provided daily. There will be no camp the week of July 4-8.  Registration opens March 28th. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Full payment is due upon enrollment. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted. Registration forms are available online at  Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered, emailed or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA  31401. For information: contact 912-651-6783.

Session 4 June 27 - July 1 - Ages 6-8
No camp the week of July 4 - 8
Session 5 July 11 - 15 - Ages 9-12
Session 6 July 18 - 22 - Ages 6-8
Session 7 July 25 - 29 - Ages 9-12




July 11th-15th, July 25th-29th

4-H camp is now accepting registration for summer sessions. 

To sign up, visit the Chatham Country Extension Office website and download an application. For more information, contact:     Office Phone: 912.652.7981 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Now-August 3rd

Tybee Island YMCA Summer Camp registration is open for surf camp, paddleboard, and more now through August 3rd. 

Full Day Camp: through August 3; 7:30a-6p
Surf Camp: July 11-1; 9a-noon
Stand Up Paddleboard Camp-: July 18-22; 9a-noon
Waterman Camp, Surf, Stand-Up Paddleboard, Kayak: June 27-July 1, July 25-29; 9a-noon

For more information, contact 912.786.9622



June 27th-July 1st

The Low Country Down Syndrome Camp Buddy Effingham Summer Camp runs June 27th through July 1st, with weeklong camp acitivities. 
Registration is $400 per child; cost includes therapy sessions, entertainment, camp T-shirt and snacks.  Ages 3-6, 8:30a-11:30a. Ages 7+, 11:30a-3p
June 27-July 1   Activities include arts and crafts, trike and scooter board riding, music, dance, and bike riding. Each camper is sent home with an individualized therapy plan and medal. This camp's mission is to help children face their challenges and continue to succeed by having fun activities and including school year preparation.   Mail registration form to:

Molly Marchese, Director
Camp Buddy Effingham571 Stillwell-Clyo Rd.
Springfield, GA 31329



July 16th, August 20th


'Movies in the Park' is back this summer on Tybee at Memorial Park.

Free admission; if rain occurs, the movie will be moved to the Tybee Island YMCA; movies shown at sunset, so time may vary. 

'Tomorrowland' - July 16th

'Minions' - August 20th

Memorial Park is located off Butler Avenue between the library and City Hall
For more information, contact 912.472.5071



June 25th

The Ossabaw Island Foundation is offering a trip to Ossabaw Island on Friday June 25th. This trip will include a hands-on archeology experience. 

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $95

For more information, visit



June 25th

The Annual Summer Sizzler 5K and One-Mile Kids Run is Saturday June 25th at J.C. Canon Fields on Wilmington Island. 

Pre-Registration - $25

Race Day - $30

Kids Mile - $5

For registration information, contact Sue Adler at 912.856.0323 or visit



Saturday, September 17th

The Sol C. Johnson Class of '71 will hold their 45th reunion on Saturday, September 17th at Carey Hilliards Banquet Facility. For details, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st

The Richmond Hill Historical Society hosting Cars and Coffee this season from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month until October. 

The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum will host the Cars and Coffee this season, a monthly event showcasing unique, rare, and antique cars of the season. The title sponsor is J.C. Lewis Ford. Coffee is provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the newly renovated Richmond Hill History Museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Admission to the event is free and coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum.  

Saturdays- April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Richmond Hill History Museum 11460 Ford Ave Richmond Hill, Georgia, 31324

For more information, contact Art Thumwood at 912-756-3697 or visit their Facebook under 'Cars and Coffee Richmond Hill, GA'. 



Next Training Session - July 11th

Hospice Savannah is always in need of volunteers to share friendships with caregivers and patients throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. The next training session is July 11th.. 

Contact: Beth E. Logan,Director,Marketing & VolunteerServices


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Tournaments on August 6th and August 13th

'Fin Fatales" is a local all-female sportsfishing team seeking new sponsors for the upcoming local professional Sport Fishing season.     To help the Fin Fatales take part at their most competitive level, they are seeking corporate sponsorship in return for advertising exposure to tournament participants and spectators as well as exposure on social media sites and media outlets in the local area. A percentage of all winnings will be donated to a former team member who is battling breast cancer.   Public exposure to these events include live weigh-in of the day's catch at the events, televised highlights appearing on local television channels, and print publications all over the southeast. Additional advertising exposure is given to tournament sponsors listed on all official Fin Fatales publications and team shirts, as well as social media.    They would love to add you to their family of sponsors. When looking for sponsors to join their team, quality and craftsmanship are the top two qualities they are proudest to represent. This season their current sponsors include Dr. Dan's Skin Care, and they are looking to welcome new sponsors throughout the summer.   For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  , call 912.667.6514 or click the link below for sponsorship information and a photo gallery. 

Sponsorship Levels



Now-October 21st

The City of Savannah's Weave a Dream Panel is accepting proposals for cultural and arts projects now though October 21st. 

Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs 

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 (\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 .





Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens has new farm stand hours on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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. 

Every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m.

WHERE: Bethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia

MORE INFO:   Visit 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




The City of Richmond Hill Farmer's Market is every Tuesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gregory Park until October. 

“We are extremely excited about the Farmers’ Market returning. We look forward to the new season, and hope to make it an enjoyable experience for both vendors and customers,” said Harvey Lashley, market manager. “We want to make this an experience that keeps people coming back.”

Each Tuesday from March through October, the market will be held in J.F. Gregory Park and will offer the best in local produce and crafts. Shopping hours will be from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

There will be free balloons for children, shopping bags for market customers, and activities such as corn hole, a bouncy house and the fire department will bring their water cannon. Handicap parking will be available. Each Tuesday from mid-March until November, the market will offer the best in local produce and crafts.

J.F. Gregory Park 521 Cedar Street Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

For vendor updates, check the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market Facebook page at or the City of Richmond Hill website at

For information or market applications, contact Joy Lee at 912-756-6496 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




The Chatham County Animal Control wants you to stop by and adopt a new, furry family member. 

Open Daily from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Located at 7211 Sallie Mood Dr., just behind the Humane Society