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Saturday, October 22        1pm


Pegasus Riding Academy needs volunteers to assist special needs children in their therapeutic riding program.


Located on Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Coral on left. Park at telephone poles.
Patience and dedication are necessary! Horse experience not necessary!

for information and directions  912.547.6482

















The Savannah Jaycees invite community members, firefighters and first responders to a free hot dog/burger meal Sunday afternoon at The Hut on Atlas St.  Noon til 4pm. 

‘Surging Forward Community Picnic,' 101 Atlas Street

Food provided by New York Life
Enjoy cornhole, ladder ball and other fun games
For vendor participation contact Lauren Mathews 912.253.5802





Fort Pulaski, Oatland Island Wildlife Center and Skidaway Island State Park remain closed to determine the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.  

Skidaway Island State Park will re-open Nov. 11






Chatham County is in its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Residents are asked to place any storm generated debris on the public right-of-way area from the street to the sidewalk. 

Right of way area includes ditch, utility pole or easement

Keep vegetative debris, woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery separated from construction and demolition debris; they will be collected separately.  Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right of way. Only loose debris will be collected.  Any roof shingles or tires resulting from Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for removal and should be separated at the curb. 
Do not place debris near any water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. 
Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice
If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push remaining debris to the right of way for collection on subsequent passes




Get Your Seasonal Flu Shot

Flu season is approaching and now is the time to get vaccinated. Flu shots are a free preventive service covered by your plan.

According to the CDC, flu shots can reduce the risk of catching the virus by up to 60%. It's important to get vaccinated so that you and your family can stay healthy.

Contact your physician directly or click "Get Started" below to find the nearest location of a provider so you can schedule your flu shot.

Get Started

Take advantage of this free preventive service and protect yourself this flu season.





Chatham County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccine

The Chatham County Health Department has flu vaccine available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is only recommending injectable flu vaccines (flu shot) this season. The health department offers flu shots for $29 and high dose flu shots - made to better protect those 65 and older - for $50. The health department will hold two walk-in flu vaccination clinics for those 65 and older from 8 am - 11 am on October 5th and October 19th.

Getting vaccinated against the flu is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. It takes about two weeks after getting a flu shot for the vaccine to provide the body protection against the flu. While getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu, there are other things we can all do every day to prevent getting or spreading the flu:

•   Avoid close contact with sick people.

•   If you get sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever has gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.

•    While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

•    Try to cough or sneeze into the corner of your elbo and not your hand of cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

•     Wash your hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

•     Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.

•     Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

For more information, please call the Chatham County Health Department at 912-356-2441 or go to and click on the link under Chatham County Health Department information.



Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tuesdays -- 6:30 pm
Thursdays -- 12:45pm
FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the
Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center,   Memorial University Medical Center

These weekly yoga classes are free for cancer survivors and those in treatment. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. The instructor is Yoga Alliance registered with more than 200 hours of training, including specialized yoga training for cancer survivors at OM Yoga in New York. For more information or to register, call Katy Keyes at 912-350-9031


Davenport House Museum Presents Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

October  7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28 & 29

7:30pm   tickets: $22 in advance           $25 at the door

324 Estate Street      912-236-8097    Not appropriate for children under 8 years old.    The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light.


Tumbling Classes

Session 6 -- October 4th - 27th

Session 7 -- November 1st - December 2nd

(If you would like to register for more than one session at a time you can do so.)   Fee $20 a child or $30 for family per session for Port Wentworth Residents only. Non-Resident rate is $45 per session.     Toddler class is only on Tuesday 5pm-5:45pm ages 3 & 4. Ages 5-12 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00. Instructor Kayla Vavrasek, former Elite Level Gymnast 912-966-7428

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Thursday, October 20          6PM


The Savannah Voice Festival invites you to a free Community Concert Thursday evening at Christ Church, located on Johnson Square.     


28 Bull Street. The Voice Programs respond to the storm with goodwill in Opera and song under the musical direction of Dan Gettinger

Sponsored in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts a partner  agency of the National Endowment for the Arts with additional funding provided by the Kole Family Foundation

The Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

October 21st - 22nd      5 pm - 8 pm     Oatland Island Wildlife Center

The Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be held on October 21st and 22nd from 5 until 8 pm each evening. This fun 'Trick-or-Treat' event is perfect for young children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Tickets are $5 for adults and $10 for children.  Admission is cash only. Call 912-395-1212 for more information or visit Oatland's web site at 


This year's Wag-O-Ween fundraiser is Saturday, October 22nd from noon-5pm. The benefit fundraiser supports efforts by Coastal Pet Rescue, Dashund Rescue, the Humane Society and others.

Trick or Treat event begins at Dr. Whelans’s,  602 Abercorn Street, office traveling through the historic district.

Map and wristband $5.

Costume Contest, raffle drawings











Operation New Hope Adoption Events

Saturday, October 15th & Saturday, October 29th

Now that Hurricane Matthew is behind us there are some dogs from Operation New Hope that are looking to be adopted. Because the storm and evacutions forced the adoptions events to be rescheduled, the above dates are the new dates to adopt one of our dogs.

Join the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and the Chatham County Sheriff's Office in the parking lot at 1050 Carl Griffin Drive for an Operation New Hope adoption event. Potential adopters are encouraged to bring their own dogs for meet and greet. Adoption fees are $150.

Operation New Hope is a partnership between the Chatham County Sheriff's Office and the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goal of Opertion New Hope is to give dogs that need a bit of polishing and socialization a chance to be more successful in a new home and to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates the opportunity to acquire new transferable skills and experience accountability.




Friday and Saturday  October 21st and 22nd   11am - 9pm 


The 66th Annual Savannah Greek Festival is Friday and Saturday at St. Paul's Hellenic Center.        

Rescheduled date. 14 W. Anderson Street. Free admission until 4pm.  $2 donation after 4pm Friday and all day Saturday

Enjoy homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place and live music.
Download the menu to order online, Orders can be placed at
912.236.8256 or by fax, 912.236.7321


SETA to Host Skills Day Competition

Saturday, October 22      10am - 4pm     J.F. Gregory Park

The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a Skills Day Competition on October 22, the first of its kind in the region. The event is open to the public and will be located in the picnic area of J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Activities start at 10am and run until approximately 4pm.

"We are an apprenticeship program for industrial and commercial electricians," says Wayne Huggins, Georgia NECA Executive Director. "This event is designed to test the skills of our apprentices, and allow the community and family members come out to see what our profession is all about. It's also a great opportunity for anyone who may be looking for a future career.

In addition to the friendly competition among the apprentice electricians, there will also be family activities such as a bounce house, dunk tank, corn hole, and arts and crafts. J.F. Gregory Park is located at 521 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, GA. 

Sponsors of the event include the National Electrical Contractors Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ideal Tools, Allied Printing Trades Council, and Harger Lighting & Grounding. The featured sponsors: Milwaukee Electrical Tool Corporation, 3M, Greenlee/Textron and Klien Tools will have displays and tool purchase trucks on site.

For more information, contact Wayne M Huggins, Georgia NECA Executive Director, at 912.355.1252 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Glow the Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5k

October 22       11:55pm     Oglethorpe Mall

The run starts at 11:55pm, giving you 5 minutes to get ready for the madness! We will have a virtual pink out, with pink lights and special effects, pink glow necklaces, a pink carpet and much more! There will be nonstop entertainment on the course followed by a huge post party with dancing, music, and fun for all! A portion of the proceeds of each event will be given to local Breast Cancer support charities, so come out and support the cause and keep you money local. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome.


Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services

Monday, October 24

USI Insurance Services is presenting a golf tournament to benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Landings Club's Plantation Course. Driving range and lunch at noon with a 1:15 pm shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain's choice) format.

Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Information on Gold, Silver, Bronze and Tee sponsorship is available on the downloadable registration form. Download at or contact USI's Kacie Armour at 912-436-0756.

Proceeds support Hospice Savannah - making a difference each and every day in the lives of patients and their families.

Hospice Savannah, Inc. is the only community-based and not-for-profit hospice in the Coastal Empire and the only hospice to have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. It serves residents of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, and Long counties.


Rotary Club of Savannah South Golf Tournament

October 26th        Southbridge Golf Course

The four-person scramble tournament proceeds will support community projects such as the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation's Early Learning College for Parents, a project to provide dictionaries to all third-grade students in the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, and more.

Along with the tournament, there will be a putting contest, hole-in-one contest, and team prizes. In addition, prior to the tournament will be a boxed lunch and following the tournament there will be a catered dinner. Both are included in the registration fee.

Sponsorship packages range from $100 and up. Corporate teams, which includes a hole sponsorship, is $600. Individual teams are $500. Individual players are $125. To get in the game and help make a difference in the community, visit 



Saturday, October 29 from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Think of it as Earth Day for Food.  Celebrate sustainable, accessible and healthy foods.  The Savannah Food Day Festival in Daffin Park.   Farmers Market, educational workshops, music, art   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text88469 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 


Saturday, October 29   8pm

The American Legion Auxiliary presents a Halloween Ball at the American Legion Post 135.    1108 Bull Street at Forsyth Park. Members $15. Non-members $20. Music by 8 Mile Band
Hors D’oeuvres, Raffles, Costume Contest. Must be 21-years of age and older with I.D.  For tickets call Charlotte  912.507.1640








The 3rd annual Oysters for the Ogeechee is Thursday, November 3 at the Isle of Hope Marina.     


50 W. Bluff Drive, 6-9pm. Plus an appetizing array of land lover’s food from Barnes Express and special brew from Moon River Brewing

$45.  $40., each for groups of two or more; additional $5 on day of event.
VIP wristband $90, or $80 each for two or more, and comes with Oyster table, server and private bar.

Sponsors are Milliken, Chatham Steel, Queensborough  Bank, Bernard Williams Insurance, Claxton Poultry, J.L. Williamson Lawyers, Halsey Recreation, Isle of Hope Marina, Royal Restrooms, Southern Environmental Law Center





 Friday, November 4

The Bethesda Academy annual Clay Shoot is Friday, Nov. 4th at the Forest City Gun Club.

9203 Ferguson Ave.     Register teams no later than Sept. 30 to receive discount

Raffle tickets sold for a Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I 20-guage shotgun.(MSRP $2,049)

You need not be present to win.     Tickets $25. or 5/$100.    Contact Andrea Dove 912.644.4376 or Lisa Wilkes 912.351.2061


Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School's Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, November 5th      10 am to 4 pm

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School is holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at the National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival includes fun activities, bouncy houses, and vendors.

Prices for entry are $20 for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for the third child, $5 for the fourth child. 
Adults enter free!

If any child-friendly businesses would like to be a vendor or sponsor the event, please visit Coastal Empire Montessori PTO website at and email the fundraising director. Coastal Empire Montessori is the only Montessori Chart School in the state of Georgia, please come out and show your support.


Whisky at the Whitman benefits the 200 Club

Tuesday, November 8

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Whitman Mansion, 611 Whitaker Street

The Savannah Food and Wine Festival's first ever Whisky at the Whitman will offer guests an exclusive tasting experience as they sample some of the best brands available within the elegant confines of a beautifully restored Victorian mansion. The event, slated for 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Tuesday, November 8th, will feature a cigar bar and gourmet culinary pairing whipped up by celebrity chefs Scott Crawford and Ryan Prewitt, and the Whitman's executive Chef Robert Vardzel.

Tickets cost $150 each and are available here. One-hundred percent of the ticket proceeds will benefit the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit that financially assists the families of fallen and injured first responders throughout Coastal Georgia and Coastal South Carolina. The Whitman Mansion is located at 611 Whitaker Street in Savannah's renowned historic district.

For media inquiries, interviews and photography, call Hollie Barnidge at 912-272-8651 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Lesley Francis at 912-429-3950 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Making Strides for Diabetes Community 5k Walk/Run to Stop Diabetes

November 12th

Lake Mayer Community Park

Today there are over 29 million Americans living with diabetes and 86million with pre-diabetes. If present trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Every step we take and every dollar we raise through our Community Walk, Making Strides for Diabetes, helps the American Diabetes Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes, and fund critical research for a cure.

Your support of our Community Walk with your donation is crucial to our event. To register, go to . Or register 730am the morning of the walk, register by October 15 with $20 donation, and get a t-shirt. Thank you in advance for your support.


Eighth Annual Midnight Garden Ride

October 21st

Begins 7pm

Savannah's favorite family-friendly bicycling event is a casually paced, police-escorted ride that begins at 7pm. The ride travels through Savannah's most beautiful neighborhoods then returns to Grayson Stadium for a concert, food and beverages, and fun. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Registration and more information at




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, headquartered 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 .


Texas Cow Bingo

Saturday, October 22nd              4 pm              St. Andrews School 601 Penn Waller Road

St. Andrew's School Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a Texas Cow Bingo on Saturday, October 22, beginning at 4 pm. Tickets are $5 each for a chance to win $1,000 grand prize. Eight ticket holders will win $100. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. All proceeds will benfit the athletic program at St. Andrew's School at 601 Penn Waller Road. To purchanse tickets or for more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



A Night in New Orleans featuring the New Breed Brass Band

Thursday, Nov 3rd     8 pm     Lucas Theater    $25 general admission, $50 VIP

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Well, Laissez les bon temps rouler!! Look no further with a special concert featuring the New Breed Brass Band. New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass tradition. New Orleans legend "Trombone Shorty" co-manages the 9 piece ensemble which includes two family members; Jenard Andrews on snare drum and Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill. With a founding core of five New Orleans natives, New Breed Brass Band made its street debut as a nine-man unit in November 2013 at the Nine Times Second Line. All proceeds go to the Savannah Children's Choir, a non-profit, community supported choral organization whose mission is to unite, mentor and transform Savannah's children. 


 Molly McPherson's Show & Auction Benefit

November 12           4 pm - 8:30 pm            Molly McPherson's Pub & Grill

Molly McPherson's Bar and Grill will host a benfit concert and silent auction for Lincoln Groza, a 3 year old from Richmond Hill, GA who has a rare disorder requiring extensive treatments and surgeries. All proceeds from raffles and auctions will go to Lincoln's medical care. 

There will be live music: The Screw City Saints and The Plaid Case. A silent auction, raffles, and activities for the kids: Bouncy house, superhero costume contest, firetruck (Richmond Hill Firefighters), and costmed cartoon characters. 



10th Annual Dog Lovers' Walk at the Landings

November 12

There are more than 2,100 homeless dogs and cats entrusted to our care each year and the Dog Lovers' Walk is a fun way for you to help us, help them. This year our goal is to raise $25,000!

For more information on this year's event and how to get started, visit our official DLW 2016 fundraising page here:





The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament at The Landings Club Plantation Golf Course has been re-scheduled.       

Driving range and lunch is noon; 1:15pm shotgun start.Green fees per golfer are $150. Foursome $600.

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Tee sponsorships available. Download form at



A Gracious Christmas

Thursday, December 1st     9 am - 1 pm     First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue

Local food stylist and cookbook author Libbie Summers and Savannah designers Louisa Laird and Emily McCarthy will share holiday ideas and tips at A Gracious Christmas, to be held Thursday, December 1st, from 9 am - 1 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue.

In addition to presentations and demonstrations, the event will include a delicious seated lunch featuring food created and presented by local chef and restauranteur Kirk Blaine (Castaways in Sandfly and Howlin' Hound in midtown); a marketplace with handcrafts, fair trade coffee and chocolate, cookbooks, topiaries and more; and an expanded silent auction.

Summers first earned her culinary skills as a chef on private yachts. Today she is the artistic director of her own lifestyle brand, A Food-Inspired Life, where the beauty of food serves as the inspiration for film production, product design, and events. Summers will be the keynote speaker at the lunch, focusing on food-inspired holidays.

Workshop presenters include Laird -- well-known locally for her exquisite Christmas decorations and tablescapes -- who will speak about creating elegant tablescapes and topiaries for the holidays; and lifestyle designer McCarthy -- active in the gift and paper industry for more than 10 years -- who will talk about gracious gift-giving.

The marketplace will feature items made by church members as gifts as wells as gift ideas from crafters and artists in emerging nations. In addition, church member and artist Carolyn Neely has designed original artwork for notecards. Silent auction items include a weekend at Tybee, an oyster roast, a progressive dinner as well as gift baskets, art and gifts from local merchants.

Tickets for the event including presentations and lunch are $45. Tickets for the luncheon only are $25. They may be purchased on the website or by sending a check to the church. Checks must include the names of each ticket holder.

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Tybee Island's Fresh Air Home.



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.