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FORT MCALLISTER STATE PARK SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR
NOW – 9/5

FORT MCALLISTER STATE PARK HOSTS MANY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.....THE NEXT IS……….

Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015        10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. Join us for old-fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings and musket demonstrations. $8 per adult and $5 per children ages 6-17.

Story Time With A Ranger
Thursday, July 16, 2015            10 - 11 a.m.
Join a ranger as she reads stories with a nature theme. Enjoy the books and then stay for some fun at our playgrounds and picnic areas. $5 parking.

Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, September 5, 2015                10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Civil War era games and prizes. $8 per adult and $5 per children ages 6-17.

WHERE:        Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S SUMMER NIGHTS PARTIES
6/30

HOSPICE SAVANNAH ASKS SUPPORTERS TO HOST A SUMMER NIGHTS FUNDRAISING PARTY, TO SUPPORT THEIR DAILY IMPACT FUND, DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. Parties support Hospice Savannah’s Daily Impact Fund – making a difference each and every day in the lives of patients and their families. The Fund helps provide free bereavement counseling to any child, teen or adult; an overnight children’s grief camp; complementary therapies of music, story keeping and massage; a We Honor Veterans initiative; community resource and volunteer support to caregivers; Palliative Care clinics in both local hospital systems; and a Pet Peace of Mind® program to help patients and their beloved pets to stay together.

The Foundation’s Annual Giving Specialist, Ophelia, is available to help arrange the gatherings– large or small, elegant or causal. She will provide printed invitations, donation cards to mail to guests, more information and lots of party-planning help!  She can be reached at 912.629.1027 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Full details can be found at www.HospiceSavannah.org/SummerNights or call Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027. And obviously, donations in lieu of parties will be gladly accepted!




 

TYBEE PROM TO BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY
7/11

THE TYBEE PROM TO BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS SATURDAY JULY 11TH FROM 7PM TIL 11PM AT THE TYBEE AMERICAN LEGION ON VETERAN’S DRIVE.
THIS YEARS THEME IS “PRETTY IN PINK”
Tybee Prom on July 11 to Benefit Humane Society for Greater Savannah

WHAT:  It’s time for the 3rd annual Tybee Prom – so don your favorite prom attire from any decade or "Tybee-time formal" and dance the night away to the harmonic sounds of Girlfriends, Sassy Cats & the Toms Band and DJ, Barri Marshall.  A queen or king will be announced at 10:30 p.m. via a raffle drawing and will be crowned by last year's Tybee Queen and court.    The theme is "Pretty in Pink" - attendees are encouraged to wear pink or at the very least, pink accessories (think pink boas, ties, earrings, tiaras, lipstick, corsage, etc.!). There will be a gift for the most original or "Tybee-time-pink" ensemble!
Proceeds benefit services and programs provided by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah (see below).
WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2015  at 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
WHERE: Tybee American Legion, Post #154, 10 Veterans Drive, Tybee Island, Ga.
COST: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.tybeefun.com; http://www.humanesocietysav.org/holidaytour/ or at Seaside Sisters, located at 1207 U.S. Hwy. 80 on Tybee Island.    MORE INFO: For more information, please visit www.tybeefun.com or call 912-786.0786 or 912.484.7355



 

JUNIOR LEAGUE ACCEPTING COMMUNITY PROJECT APPLICATIONS
7/15

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA LOW COUNTRY COMMUNITY POJECTS NOW THRU JULY 15TH.
SAVANNAH, GA – (June 9, 2015) The Junior League of Savannah is now accepting applications for South Carolina Lowcountry Community Projects. The League is looking to find Community partners that will align with our focus of Women and Children.
Community Partners are organizations that partner with the Junior League of Savannah and receive funding and volunteers for community projects within the organization.
Currently, the Junior League of Savannah focuses its efforts on women and children's advocacy. The Junior League of Savannah believes that women and children deserve to be empowered through quality opportunities in order to thrive and to be contributing members of our community. These opportunities should develop the whole person socially, emotionally, physically, as well as academically.   To apply, visit the Junior League of Savannah's website at www.jrleaguesav.org or call the League’s Headquarters at 912-790-1002. The application deadline is July 15, 2015.   About the Junior League of Savannah:
The Junior League of Savannah, founded in 1926, is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Currently the Savannah League has nearly 900 members that are working to improve the lives of women, children and families in Savannah and the surrounding areas.



 

CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH SAFETY CAMP 
7/13 7/24

THE CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH HOSTS A SAFETY CAMP JULY 13TH – 17TH AND ANOTHER ONE JULY 20TH – 24TH FROM 9AM TIL 5PM AT PB EDWARDS JUNIOR GYM IN PORT WENTWORTH. 
Safety Camp Rates
Port Wentworth Resident Rate: (Registration fee $20) Weekly rate is $40.00 per week = total $60.00 each week! July 13-17 and July 20-24
Non-Resident Rate:  (Registration fee $30) Weekly Rate 50.00 per week = $80.00 each week July 13017 and July 20-24
Deadline for Safety week Reg  July 13-17 is  July 6th
Deadline for Safety week Reg  July 20-24th is July 13th 
  Safety Week Activities
•     Monday– CPR/ First Aide/EMS/First Responder
•     Tuesday-Automobile Safety /911 / Signs / Bike Safety
•     Wednesday– Water Safety/meet with lifeguards
•     Thursday –Police / Safety / Self Defense
•     Friday– Fire Safety visit Fire Station / Animal Safety
    Must bring a bag lunch daily!
Location of camp is 101 Turnberry street, P.B Edwards JR. Gym Port Wentworth



 

CAMP BUDDY SUMMER CAMP
7/24

THE LOW COUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY HOSTS THE ANNUAL CAMP BUDDY SUMMER CAMP IN EFFINGHAM & CHATHAM COUNTY DURING JUNE & JULY.  GET THE FULL CALENDER ON WRHQ.COM
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Contact Phone: (912) 220-6429
PSA Title: Combined Camp Buddy 2015
PSA Description: (SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year. This year’s camp activities include music, dance, arts and crafts, as well as bike, trike and scooter board riding. After camp, each camper is sent home with an individualized therapy plan and a medal. “Every year we see children improve their skills exponentially through our customized curriculum created by special education, occupational, physical and speech therapists,” said Chatham Camp Buddy director Pam Hussey. “The children enjoy the camp so much that they don’t realize they are learning.” CAMP SCHEDULES Effingham County Camp Buddy: Rincon Elementary School June 8 to June 12 For children ages three and over: Monday through Friday— 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chatham County Camp Buddy: Marshpoint Elementary School July 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24 For children ages 3-5 and 10-13: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For children ages 6-9: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Camp Buddy costs $30 per child for the entire two week period for either Effingham and Chatham. This cost includes therapy sessions, entertainment, a camp t-shirt and snacks. According to Hussey, the Camp is always looking for teen volunteers, 15 years or older, to work with the children. For more information about attending or volunteering for either Camp Buddy, contact Hussey at (912) 220-6429.

 



 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SEEKS INSTRUCTORS
7/17

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SEEKS APPLICATIONS FROM ARTISTS AND INSTRUCTORS TO TEACH CLASSES DURING THE FALL 2015 AND WINTER 2016 SESSIONS. Beginning, advanced, adult and youth classes and workshops in the mediums of jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, metals, fused glass, stained glass, glass beading and fibers will be considered. 
 
Day and evening class proposals can range from one-day workshops to six week courses.  Interested individuals should submit an application and a proposal to include: a resume; description of proposed class; and up to five portfolio images (in digital format).  Previous experience in art instruction is required. 
 
Applications are available at www.savannahga.gov/arts.  The deadline for applications is July 17 at 5 p.m.  Visual Arts applications should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications can also be mailed to City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, Ga., 31401.  For information, call (912) 651-6783.



 

2015 SUMMER CAMP LINEUP
7/17

THE COASTAL HERITAGE SOCIETY OFFERS A SUMMER CAMP LINEUP FOR CHILDREN HOSTED BY THE SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AND THE GEORGIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM ON VARIOUS DATES.
The camp site hosted by the Georgia State Railroad Museum is the Jr. Engineer Train Camp, and this camp offers a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum! Dates for this are as follows: June 15th-19th and June 22nd-26th for children ages 4-6, and July 13th-17th for children ages 7-10.

Camp sites hosted by the Savannah Children’s Museum are the Top Secret Science Camp, Dig It! Camp, and Jr. Scientist Camp. The dates for the Top Secret Science Camp are June 15th-19th for children ages 7-10. Dates for the Dig It! Camp are June 22nd-26th for children ages 7-10. Dates for the Jr. Scientist Camp are June 29th-July 3rd and July 6th- 10th for children ages 4-6.

All 2015 Summer Camps will be held from 9:00am-2:00pm Monday through Friday.  After-care is available from 2:00pm-5:30pm each day.*
All 2015 Summer Camps* will be housed at Esther F. Garrison School of Performing Arts, the K-8 school located directly behind our museums. This will provide campers with a well-equipped and climate-controlled home-base for the week.  However, this will not decrease the amount of time they spend in our museums; It will only maximize the learning space at our disposal. 
All of our 2015 Summer Camps have been designed and will be taught by our team of highly-trained and experienced educators.
*Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 7-10 (July 13-17) will be housed at Georgia State Railroad Museum and after-care is not available during this week of camp.




 

PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP
7/20

PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY INVITES VOLUNTEERS AND CAMPERS TO REGISTER FOR THEIR SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP FROM JUNE THROUGH JULY AT WICKLOW FARM. Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing equine assisted activities for individuals in Savannah SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP runs during June and July, 2015. It brings together children with and without disabilities, with physical, mental or emotional disabilities, providing a RESPITE for Mom or Caregiver.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.
Horse experience not necessary! Pegasus is located at Wicklow Farms, behind Johnny Harris on Victory Drive. Patience and dedication are necessary! For information and directions please go to www.prasav.org or call 912-547-6482



 

THE ART OF DIPLOMACY
7/26

TELFAIR MUSEUMS PRESENTS AN ART EXHIBITION OF WINSTON CHURCHILL FROM FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 26TH AT THE JEPSON CENTER. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, Telfair Museums presents an exhibition exploring the war-time hero’s secret weapon: his paintbrush. The Art of Diplomacy, Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting features several paintings by the iconic British leader as well as photographs, letters, and other personal belongings drawn from personal family holdings of Churchill’s descendants.
The Art of Diplomacy was organized by The Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. Savannah is the final stop on a year-long, statewide tour of eight cities throughout Georgia. Telfair Museums is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with The Millennium Gate Museum as well as colleagues at the Georgia Historical Society and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force to present a range of educational programming related to this exhibition.
General museum admission.




 

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY
7/30

THE EVERY HERO HAS A STORY 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS FROM MONDAY, JUNE 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 30TH AT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES. For children and teens up to 18 years old. Keep track of your reading! Receive rewards and prizes! Special activities and programs all summer!

www.liveoakpl.org



 

EOA HEAD START APPLICATIONS
8/6

THE EOA HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM INVITES THE PUBLIC TO ENROLL THEIR INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND CHILDREN AGES 3-5 IN BOTH CHATHAM AND EFFINGHAM COUNTIES.
TO APPLY PLEASE CALL:
IN CHATHAM COUNTY CALL (912) 238-2960 EXT. 100
IN EFFINGHAM COUNTY CALL (912) 728-9622 EXT. 11
ALL SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO COST
SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 6TH IN EFFINGHAM
AND CHATHAM COUNTIES
SPACES ARE LIMITED SO CALL NOW!



 


CAMP ALOHA HOSTS FAMILY DAY CAMP
8/15

CAMP ALOHA HOSTS A FAMILY DAY CAMP OF THERAPEUTIC FUN AND GROUP PROCESSING TO HELP THE WHOLE FAMILY COPE WITH THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE,  SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH FROM 8AM – 4PM.  Camp Aloha Family Day Camp to be offered August 15  Savannah, GA - Full Circle bereavement counselors and trained volunteers will provide a day of therapeutic fun and group process to help the entire family cope with the death of a loved one.  Camp Aloha Family Day Camp will be held between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 and is provided through the generosity of the Kaminsky Automotive Group and an anonymous donor. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for each family and scholarships are available.
Camp will be held at the Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive (off Chatham Parkway) in Savannah. For more information and/or to register, please contact Full Circle at 912.303.9442.   Hospice Savannah, Inc. is the only community-based 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.


 

SUMMER MOVIES IN MEMORIAL PARK ON TYBEE
NOW THRU 8/15

SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK RETURN TO TYBEE ISLAND…BEGINNING AT SUNDOWN THE THIRD SATURDAY OF JUNE,  JULY AND AUGUST MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN IN MEMORIAL PARK.  THE NEXT MOVIE IS The Lego Movie on Saturday, June 20;
Big Hero 6 on July 18;   Earth to Echo on August 15.   SUMMER TIME MOVIES IN THE PARK RETURN TO TYBEE ISLAND Tybee Island, GA (June 2, 2015) -- The City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program will host Movies in the Park again
this summer.  Beginning at sundown the third Saturday of June, July, and August, family friendly movies will be shown at Memorial Park, compliments of the City of Tybee with sponsorship assistance from Doc’s Bar on Tybee, Mermaid Cottages, and Tybee Time Sports Bar.     This grassroots effort, originally launched by the City’s Development Authority / Main Street Program last summer, will be more high-tech this year thanks to generous contributions made by Doc’s Bar on Tybee, Mermaid Cottages, and Tybee Time Sports Bar to offset the costs of having a professional company provide audio visual equipment beginning in June.  Movies will be shown immediately following the setting of the sun in Memorial Park (located off Butler Avenue between the library at 405 Butler Avenue and City Hall at 403 Butler Avenue) next to the gym. The line-up for the summer is as follows:  The Lego Movie on Saturday,
June 20; Big Hero 6 on July 18; and Earth to Echo on August 15.



 

PIUS FEST
8/15

“PIUS FEST 2015” IS SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH FROM 1 – 5PM IN THE SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY GYM ON EAST ANDERSON.  THIS YEARS THEME IS “HOME AGAIN”
Pius Fest 2015 - “Home Again”
saturday, August 15, 2015 – 1:00p – 5:00 p
Savannah Classical Academy Gym- 705 East Anderson St.  - Savannah, GA
All Former Students & Family Members Invited
$ 25 each guest  – Make Check Payable to : SPXHSAA
Mail to Elizabeth Frazier-Royal  – 1803 Stuyvesant St. – Sav., GA 31405
For More Information Call: Mary Lewis - 912-232-1827



 

RED CROSS SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
8/31

THE LEADERS SAVE LIVES PROGRAM ENCOURAGES HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS TO HOST A BLOOD DRIVE BETWEEN MONDAY, JUNE 1ST AND MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST IN ORDER TO WIN A SCHOLARSHIP. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to giftcertificates.com

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.



 


LIFEGUARD CLASSES AT CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER
now - 4/26

REGISTER NOW FOR STARGUARD LIFEGUARD COURSES AT THE CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER.  CLASSES BEGIN JAN 30TH AND WRAP UP APRIL 26TH.   CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
STARGUARD LIFEGUARD COURSE 2015
SKILL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: SWIM 200 YARDS, 1 MINUTE WATER
TREAD WITH NO HANDS AND BEING ABLE TO DIVE AND RETRIEVE A 10LB
BRICK FROM 9’ OF WATER. CPR AND FIRST AID INCLUDED.
FEBRUARY 20-22
MARCH 20-22
MARCH 27-29
APRIL 24-26
FRIDAY 5 – 8 PM
SATURDAY 9 – 5PM
SUNDAY 9 – 5PM
LOCATION
CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
7240 SALLIE MOOD DRIVE
912-652-6793
REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE AQUATIC CENTER.


 

CALL FOR ART INSTRUCTORS

NOW THRU 7/31

 

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS ACCEPTS RESUMES FOR INSTRUCTORS AT THE 2015 SUMMER ART CAMP FROM JUNE 1ST THROUGH JULY 31ST ON WEST HENRY STREET.The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting resumes for visual arts, puppetry, and age appropriate video and animation instructors for the 2015 Summer Art Camp, taking place June 1 through July 31 at 9 West Henry St. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in the week-long camp which provides an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, mixed media, puppetry, video and animation in age-appropriate group settings.Instructors are at the full day art camp work with children ages 5-8, and/or 9-12 and teen interns ages 13-18. The hours are 8:30am-5:00pm. Each week, Monday through Thursday, instructors will teach five classes a day, one hour per group, with a maximum of 10 children per group. On Friday, instructors will meet with each group in the morning for 30 minutes. Instructors may plan multiple projects per week. Qualified instructed must submit to a background check. This is a contracted weekly position. Summer Art Camp begins the week of June 1, 2015 and concludes the week of July 27, 2015. There is no camp the week of June 29-July 3.For more information please contact Christine Hefner at (912)651-6783 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

 

ST MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
8/1

ST MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS A SPECIAL SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE….
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Summer Mass Schedule

June 1 – August 31, 2015

Saturday    Vigil Mass    6:00 PM

Sunday    8:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Additional Mass during the Summer:  Sunday    6:00 PM



 

CITY SEEKS ARTISTS FOR 2016 EXHIBITION
NOW THRU 9/11

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH’S DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IS NOW ACCEPTING EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FROM ARTISTS AT THE CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY FOR THE 2016 YEAR.  SUBMISSION MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPT 11, 2015
Calling All Artists! The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2016 calendar year. 
The 1,700 square foot community gallery serves the Savannah area with exhibitions and educational programming that strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression. DCA also hosts a full year of exhibitions augmented with lectures, gallery tours, workshops and other programs to enhance the educational experience.
In conjunction with each exhibition, artists are encouraged to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration.
All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered; and a self-addressed stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. 
The deadline for submissions is September 11, 2015 at 4 p.m. Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA  31401.  Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.



 

SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
NOW THRU END OF YEAR

SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR ANNOUNCES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH VARIOUS UPCOMING EVENTS LASTING ALL YEAR…. THE NEXT EVENT IS:  
Savannah Children's Choir announces 10th anniversary season
In celebration of their 10th anniversary season, the Savannah Children’s Choir announces an exciting season full of family-friendly concerts and events for the whole family.   “We’ve titled the season ‘Greatest Hits’,” explains Roger Moss, SCC’s Director of Development and co-founder.  “We’re bringing back some of our most popular guest artists, as well as thinking about ways we can show our appreciation to the Savannah community for their support over the past decade,” he continued.
The season kicks off with the End of Camp concert on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theater.  This high-energy performance is the public’s first view of the children who will make up the 2015/2016 Savannah Children’s Choir.  Tickets are available at www.savannahboxoffice.com, or by calling (912) 525-5050.
 
The Vienna Boys Choir, the world’s most celebrated children’s choir, returns on Saturday evening, October 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. for a performance at the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium.  Presented by Brasseler USA, tickets are available at www.savannahboxoffice.com, or by calling (912) 525-5050.
 
SCC Artist in Residence Fikile Mvinjelwa, South Africa’s foremost baritone, will be joined by Guest Artistic Director Keith Miller and friends as they present Night in Savannah on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Lucas Theater.  “This evening of opera features the world’s best and most beloved arias, duets and ensemble pieces, and also features the Savannah Children’s Choir as the opera children’s chorus,” explains Emmy Williams, SCC’s Director of Education and Music.  “The ‘Night’ is our gift to Savannah – by making the ticket prices so affordable, children, parents and grandparents will be able to enjoy this wonderful -- but not usually accessible - art form together as a family,” she continued.  Tickets are available at www.savannahboxoffice.com, or by calling (912) 525-5050.
 
SCC’s always popular Holiday Concert will be performed at the Lucas Theatre on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3 p.m.  This family-friendly concert is one of the nicest ways to start your holiday season off on the right note.  Tickets are available at www.savannahboxoffice.com, or by calling (912) 525-5050.
 
One Small Voice, the SCC’s annual award singing the praises of unsung heroes, will honor the congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for their outstanding work incubating a number of organizations that have helped children and families throughout the region. The ceremony, held Friday, February 19, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at the American Legion on Bull Street will feature a special musical tribute by the Savannah Children’s Choir, and a cocktail reception with entertainment by Missionary Blues.
 
The SCC’s Spring Concert, held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, is a way to treat your mother to a wonderful cultural event.  The concert also offers a brief tribute to the SCC’s graduating 8th graders. Tickets will be available at www.savannahboxoffice.com, or by calling (912) 525-5050.
 
The Savannah Children’s Choir is also looking forward to two collaborations with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.  The first, performing Vivaldi’s Gloria as part of An Evening of Baroque: Handel, Bach & Vivaldi, takes place Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Lucas Theatre.  The second, performing as special guests for the Holiday Pops Family Matinee, is on Saturday, December 12, 2015, also at the Lucas Theatre.  Tickets for both these events are available at www.savannahboxoffice.com, or by calling (912) 525-5050.        
 
The Preparatory Choir will travel to Asheville, North Carolina May 13-15, 2016, and the Premier Choir will travel to Ireland June 7-14, 2016.  The children will have a number of fundraisers to help raise needed funds for their trips, including Program Book ad sales, and two Spaghetti Suppers, currently scheduled for November 30 (the Monday after Thanksgiving) and March 7.  Check out the SCC’s website, www.savannahchoir.org for details and times.
 
As part of the Ireland trip, the SCC will offer a special Partner Tour for friends, families and SCC supporters.  The tour will intersect with the children at concert times, but offers a number of unique features including special tours and tastings.  For more detailed information, contact the SCC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    
 
New this year the SCC will host a Friends, Family & Alumni featuring music, food trucks and a 1M/5K fun walk or run on Sunday, November 22 in Daffin Park.  Visit www.savannahchoir.org for more details.  
Learn more about the season’s events and details at www.savannahchoir.org.



 

CITY SEEKS WEAVE A DREAM APPLICATIONS
NOW THRU 10/1

THE CITY OF SAVANNAH IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEAVE A DREAM INITIATIVE NOW THRU  OCTOBER 1ST.   Project Funding Available for Innovative, Cultural Arts Programs City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative
January 15, 2015 /www.savannahga.gov/ --The City of Savannah’s  Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 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 October 1, 2015 and the application
must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project.  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 committee seeks proposals that actively involve
youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah.
Programs engaging participates ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines of production,
animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking and carpentry are of
particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performing, visual,
media, theater, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts are also encouraged to
apply.    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.   Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website
(www.savannahga.gov\arts). They can also be requested by contacting Rebecca Brown at
912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    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 eed.   Technical assistance is available to applying organizations by contacting Rebecca Brown 912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

HOSPICE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT PATIENTS
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HOSPICE SAVANNAH IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT HOMECARE PATIENTS IN POOLER, HINESVILLE AND RINCON.  TWO-DAY TRAININGS WILL BE HELD IN EARLY NOVEMBER.  Hospice Savannah, our community based not-for-profit hospice for over 35 years, is seeking volunteers to visit homecare patients in the Pooler, Hinesville and Rincon areas. Two-day trainings will be held early November, 2014 or in January 2105. For more information, please call 912.355.2289 or visit  www.HospiceSavannah.org/Volunteer.


 

BLANKET DRIVE TO BENEFIT AREA ANIMAL SHELTERS
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THE TOP DOG GROOMING SPA IN POOLER IS COLLECTING NEW OR USED BLANKETS FOR LOCAL SHELTERS.  The Top Dog Grooming Spa located on US Highway 80 in Pooler, GA is collecting new or used blankets, comforters and towels for local shelters to keep animals warm during the cold winter months.


 

FREE SWIM LESSONS FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
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THE CHATHAM COUNTY AQUATICS CENTER IS OFFERING FREE ADULT SWIM LESSONS WITH A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR.   The Chatham County Aquatic Center is looking for adults to participate in a FREE swim lesson program.  The swim lessons are for adults that might not have the financial resources nor the access to a learn to swim program.  Adults must show proof of income to qualify.   Participants will attend 8 45 minute lessons provided by a certified instructor.  Learn to swim programs offer not only a life saving skill but also introduce the healthy benefits of swimming.  For more information call the Chatham County Aquatic Center at 912-652-6793.


 

VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
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THE CITY OF PORTWENTWORTH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES FOR YOUTH TEAMS. We are pleased to announce that our program is growing and we are in need of your volunteer services therefore, if you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 

HOSPICE PET CALENDER ON SALE NOW.
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SAVANNAH HOSPICE BEGINS THEIR SECOND ANNUAL PET CALENDER SALES. THE CALENDER HIGHLIGHTS THE PROGRAM’S SCOPES AND BENEFITS ‘PET PEACE OF MIND’. Hospice Savannah is so excited because they are getting ready to launch their 2015 Pet calendar in hopes of continuing to raise funds for their Pet Peace of Mind © program that benefits hospice patients and their animals. We would be so delighted if you could share our story with your listeners. For the second year Hospice Savannah is offering a Pet Calendar to highlight the program’s scope and raise additional funds. Even with funding from Amie’s Place Foundation, a start-up grant from Banfield Charitable Trust, assistance from partners Case Veterinary Hospital and TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories and from the many groomers, boarders and veterinarians who have discounted their fees, more funding is needed to keep this program going. The 2015 Pet Calendar sales should help.  Utilizing many images from Hospice Savannah volunteer and retired orthopedic surgeon, Les Wilkes, the calendar features patients and families impacted by the Pet Peace of Mind© program, as well as several of the hospice’s Hug-a-Pet volunteers. The 2015 Hospice Savannah Pet Calendar is on sale now and can be purchased for a $15 minimum donation to The Pet Peace of Mind© program. They are available during regular business hours from the reception desk at Hospice House, 1329 Eisenhower Drive, and from the reception desk of Hospice Savannah’s administrative offices at 1674 Chatham Parkway. They are also available at Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Drive.


 

THE 200 CLUB
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HELP SURVIVING FAMILIES OF FALLEN OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS BY JOIN THE 200 CLUB OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE. VISIT TWOHUNDREDCLUB.ORG TO DONATE TODAY.


  

HILTON HEAD LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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THE HILTON HEAD BRANCH LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH BASIC  COMPUTER CLASSES. 
Hilton Head Branch Library Seeks Volunteers to Teach Basic Computer Classes
The Hilton Head Branch Library is seeking volunteers interested in teaching basic computer classes.  Should you have the needed skills and willingness to provide an invaluable service to our community, please contact Mary Jo Berkes, Hilton Head Branch Library Manager at 843-255-6517. All Beaufort County Library volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and background check.   Beaufort County Library - Main (843)255-6430, beaufortcountylibrary.org  For Learning. For Leisure. For Life.


  

PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY
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PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY,  AN EQUINE THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES, IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.  Pegasus  is located at Wicklow
Farms , behind Johnny Harris on Victory Drive.  Patience and dedication are necessary!  For info and directions go to www.prasav.org or call 912 - 547 - 6482 .


 

REED HOUSE REHABILITATION SERVIES

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REED HOUSE ON CORNELL AVENUE PROVIDES PSYCHO-SOCIAL AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OPPORTUNITIES.  FOR A TOUR CALL
777.4108.  REED HOUSE 1144 CORNELL Ave Sav, Ga 31406
WWW.reed-house.org


 


ANIMAL LOVERS /  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE, SAVE A LIFE & THE HUMANE SOCIETY ALL NEED VOLUNTEERS, FOSTERS OR DONATIONS. 
One Love Animal rescue needs volunteers, fosters and donations.  Please sign up or get more information by calling 912.507.6125. 
Save A Life Mobile Adoption Desk at PetSmart on Abercorn Saturdays from 11am til 2pm.  Or on the first Saturday of the month at TailsSpin in Habersham Village from 11am til 2.  Call 912.598.7729 and leave a message for Susan.
Humane Society information call Selah Delacos at 912.354.9515 ext 112  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 


 


CPR SEEKS HELP FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOGS
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COASTAL PET RESCUE IS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOG TREATMENTS.  It's been a long year for Coastal Pet Rescue, and with 99 canine intakes this year,   it's only going to be longer.  So far, Coastal Pet Rescue has treated five canines for heartworms, and two more are still awaiting their turn, but help is urgently needed to fund the medical care.  Although heartworms are preventable thanks to monthly medications, many of the dogs Coastal Pet Rescue rescues have not been kept current -  If ever at all - on the prevention, and thus need the expensive treatments.  Treatments can run $600 to $1200 depending upon the severity of the infestation, and since Coastal Pet Rescue does not believe in passing on the excessive medical bills for adopters and instead charges only a flat $150 adoption fee, there's a lot left to cover.  Donations may be made online at coastalpetrescue.org/donate or by mail to Coastal Pet Rescue, PO Box  30462, Savannah, GA 31410.


 

VOLUNTEER PORT WENTWORTH BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  BASKETBALL COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF PORT WENTWORTHS’ YOUTH TEAMS.  BASKETBALL COACHES ARE NEEDED ASAP  THE CITY OF PORTWENTWORTH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL   COACHES FOR YOUTH TEAMS.  We are pleased to announce that our program is growing and we are in need of your volunteer services therefore, if you are
interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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SAVANNAH CHATHAM CO. ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS GREETERS, OFFICE ASSISTANTS, ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND MORE. 
Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve as: greeters, office assistants, animal photographers, event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary service supporters, and foster coordinators.
No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. 
Potential volunteers are asked to notify Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old.
Lewis can be reached at (912) 525-2151 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER
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COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS TO ASSIST THEM IN RESTORING THEIR GROUNDS. We're excited to announce that we're starting work on Phase I of the Coastal Pet Rescue Adoption Center. Thanks to an amazing partnership with the Animal Hospital at Rice Hope and Animal House at Live Oak Kennels, we have a lease agreement for seven existing kennels to be used as temporary holding kennels to rescue animals from area animal controls until foster homes are available. The kennels need a few repairs, and we want to clean up the grounds a bit, too. We will have two work days, Wednesday, October 29 and Saturday, November 8, starting at 9:30 am. Volunteers are needed to help clean, paint, rake leaves, and pick up debris. Volunteers who have their own tools, rakes, etc. are encouraged to bring them as we have limited ones on site. Additionally, we need donations of some items, to include: Lawn and leaf bags, 14 thick blankets/comforters, Rags, 1 Outdoor trash cans, Bug spray, Bleach, 14 Stainless steel food and water dishes, Deck box (for outdoor storage), A broom, Pavers, Plywood and Shingles (to replace the roof), Or purchase directly from our Amazon.com Wishlist. If you are interested in helping on a work day or donating supplies, please contact us. Instructions along with driving directions to the location on Southside Savannah will be provided after signing up. Once the kennels are up and running, we'll be looking for volunteers to help daily with cleaning and walking canines as well as assisting with transporting them to and from vet visits, foster homes and adoption days.


 

CITY OF SAVANNAH SANITATION BULK COLLECTION
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THE CITY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES A NEW SYSTEM FOR BULK COLLECTION.  CITIZENS MAY SCHEDULE THEIR BULK COLLECTION BY CALLING 311.  Residents will still have a scheduled week each month to receive bulk item collection with no additional charge, but collection will no longer be automatic. Residents must call 311 by the Friday prior to their scheduled week of collection to receive no-fee bulk item collection service. The collection schedule is still based upon customers' weekly trash collection day.   Residents will be charged a fee for the collection of any bulk items put out for pick-up that have not been called in to 311 by the Friday deadline. Any items placed out off-schedule will also be removed for a fee. Sanitation calendar magnets were distributed to residents at the start of the year. The calendars can also be downloaded online at savannahga.gov/sanitation.  Bulk item collection is a continued service offered by City of Savannah Sanitation to retrieve and dispose of large items placed out for collection by residents during a one-week period each month. Bulk items include most large household goods, including discarded furniture and appliances. Items that will NOT be collected during bulk item pickup include yard waste, construction material, hazardous materials and liquid waste.


 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS THERE FOR YOUR HELP.... CALL 356.3688 IN THE SAVANNAH AREA 24 HOURS A DAY OR VISIT WWW.SAVANNAHAA.COM