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TYBEE POST THEATER PRESENTS GRAY'S REEF TUESDAYS

 NOW thru 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 www.tybeeposttheater.org or call 912.472.4790. 

About the Tybee Post Theater: www.tybeeposttheater.org

About Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: www.graysreef.noaa.gov

About The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation: www.graysreefNMSF.org

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

 


 BUY LOCAL- MEET BRIDGET LIDY, DIRECTOR OF TOURISM MANAGEMENT FOR THE CITY

 

Thursday, July 28th, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Bridgit Lidy, Director of Tourism Management, will be speaking at The Pirates' House July 28th at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the Savannah Ambassador program, tourism in general, and questions will be answered on the 2016 summer session. 

In 2014, the city established the Tourism Management and Ambassadorship Department to:

-Take proactive steps in balancing the residents' quality of life while sustaining the tourism industry
-Support a fair regulatory environment aimed at protecting neighborhood integrity and the tourism industry
-Improve the visitor experience
-Listen to and work with citizens and industry professionals to help guide better decisions
-Provide superior customer service
 
 
The purpose of Buy Local Savannah is:
 
-To inform citizens of the valies provided by community-based businesses and their importance to the local economy, culture and environment
-Group purchasing, branding, promotion, and advertising to elevate the collective profile of our community-based businesses and bring to them some of the advantages chains enjoy
-To create strong relationships with local government and the media to inform local decision-making and serve as an advocate to community-based businesses
-To create strong relationships between community-based businesses and foster business to business enterprises
-To maintain a support mechanism for entrepreneurs by connecting them to existing third party support information, initiatives, and organizations. 

 

DCA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

NOW - 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 www.savannahga.gov/arts.  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.

DCA ART CAMP SESSIONS

Session 6 July 18 - 22 - Ages 6-8
Session 7 July 25 - 29 - Ages 9-12


 

 

 

 

 4-H SUMMER CAMP

July 25th-29th

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

To sign up, visit the Chatham Country Extension Office website
http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/chatham/ 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


 TYBEE ISLAND YMCA SUMMER CAMP

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.

 


 

STUFF THE CONTAINER

Tuesday, August 2nd

THE METRO POLICE SAVANNAH IMPACT PROGRAM IS PLANNING A ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ PARTY. THE DEPARTMENT HOPES TO FILL A MINI CONTAINER SITTING AT THEIR OFFICE AT 1700 DRAYON ST. YOU CAN HELP WITH DONATIONS OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS,
SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS. 
 

-Items can be dropped off 8am-5pm daily and will be distributed during National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2nd

-Bags of donated food items will be given to the homeless

-Donated items will also include canned good, hygiene products, toilet paper etc

-Donations can also be dropped off at police headquarters, 201 Habersham St.

912.651.4350 


RED SHOE SOCIETY CLAY SHOOT BENEFITS THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

 

Friday, August 5th, 12 p.m.

The Red Shoe Society Annual Clay Shoot is now accepting participants and sponsorships for this year's event benefiting the Ronal McDonald House. 


Participants and sponsorships are now being accepted for the Red Shoe Society Annual Clay Shoot benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. The event is Friday, August 5th, at the Forest City Gun Club. Registration and lunch are at 12 p.m., and the shoot beings at 1 p.m.

Lunch is included in cost, and there will be an awards ceremony and beer reception after the shoot.

Participant and sponsor levels are as follows:

Station Sponsor, $250
Team, $600
Station Sponsor and Team (Corporate Sponsor), $800 

For more information about the event, contact Ryan Gibson of Bernard Williams & Company (event chair) at 912.246.1442. 

The Red Shoe Society's mission is to raise money and support the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire in their efforts to create, find, and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. For more information about the Red Shoe Society, please click here or to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, click here


 

GEORGIA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND FUNDRAISER WITH AUTHOR SUE MARTIN 

Friday, August 5th, 7 p.m.

The Georgia Council of the Blind will be hosting a fundraiser, sponsored by the Lions District Governors, including a reading by author Sue Martin, on Friday, August 5th at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Suites and Conference Center. 


The Clarion Suites and Conference Center is located at 17 Gateway Blvd East in Savannah. The reception is open to all. 

Donation: $15 per person, $20 per couple. 

Refreshments served. 

Sue Martin has just released her second book titled, "In Dog, We Trust: Independence, Thrills, and Dignity with My Seeing Eye Dogs". The new book is a companion to her first book, "Out of the Whirlpool: A Memoir of Remorse and Reconciliation". 

To RSVP and for more information, contact Marj Schneider at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


 

THE GEORGIA GERONTOLOGY SOCIETY'S 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

August 8th-10th 

The Georgia Gerontology Society's 2016 Annual Conference will be held on Jekyll Island from August 8th to August 10th. The theme is "Riding the Wave of Opportunity: Advancing Person - Centered Care". 

Please visit the conference website for information on registration, lodging, and updates on the program. 

 

This conference will bring together professionals from multiple disciplines who are invested in improving the lives of older adults. This conference has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 11.5 CE contact hours to CCM® board certified case managers. This conference has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter, for a total of 11.5 core continuing education clock hours for social work licensing purposes. Please contact Amanda James with any questions. 

Amanda James - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


 

PSA: RICHMOND HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE 

August 9, 5pm to 7 p.m.

THE CITY OF RICHMOND FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE AND JOB FAIR TUESDAY, AUGUST 9.  THIS IS ALSO A KIDS EVENT TO INCLUDE TOURS OF THE FIRESTATION.  


 
-Submit applications for firefighters, fire suppression services and emergency rescue services.

-5pm-7pm

-9964 Ford Ave

-For more information and a detailed job description contact Pam Pendrakat ppendrak@richmondhill-ga-gov or call 912.756.2921

 

 


13TH ANNUAL ROBBIE SMITH GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE SAVANNAH

Saturday, August 13th, shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The 13th annual Robbie Smith golf outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 13th at The Club at Savannah Harbor. 


Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For thirteen years, his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. 

This year's outing has a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain's choice) format. $100 per person includes complimentary lunch and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a "Fantasy" scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. 

Players may register here or call Kevin Ainsworth, 912.655.1933, or Steve Proper, 912.660.8046. 

For more information about Hospice Savannah, click here



 

 

TYBEE MOVIES IN THE PARK

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


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SAVANNAH POWER YOGA HOSTS YOGA RELAY TO SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Friday, August 26, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga, will host a Yoga Relay on Friday, August 26 between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Edel Caregiver Institute, located at 6000 Business Center Dr., off Chatham Parkway in Savannah. 


The Edel Caregiver Institute is a new community resource supporting unpaid family caregivers through providing practical hands-on classes, wellness trainings, referrals to community resources, and education on caring for loved ones with a serious illness or disability. 

The Yoga Relay will be held on the outdoor patio and can be moved inside if necessary. Fresh juices, fun and healthy snacks, raffle prizes, and extra yoga mats will be available. 

Kate explains, "We will do 108 sun salutations together on the terrace. If you want to do them all yoruself, that's great! If you want to create a relay team and take turns, that's great too. Each registrant or each team member makes a $25 donation. As my former mother-in-law's caregiver, I understand first-hand the stress experienced by family caregivers, and am excited to give all proceeds to directly support the Edel Caregiver Institute." 

A caregiver is someone who provides care to another person who is elderly, ill, or disabled. Family caregivers receive little training on how to deliver complicated care. Not surprisingly, research shows that family caregivers are at increased risk for health, emotional, financial, and work-related problems. The Edel Caregiver Institute is available to anyone in our community at no charge as a community service of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. More information can be found here or by calling 912.629.1331. 

To pre-register for the Yoga Relay, please click here or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Participants can also register and pay at the event on August 26. Checks for $25 or more should made out to Hospice Savannah Foundation. 


SAVANNAH UNITED IN PRAYER

 

Sunday, September 11th, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.


The Community Intercessors, an organization that includes several area churches, will hold a "Savannah United in Prayer" event on Sunday, September 11th, at the Forsyth Park band shell from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The event is free. Donations are appreciated via checks made payable to The Hope Foundation-Savannah United in Prayer, mailed to 106 East 37th St. Savannah GA. 31401. If you would like to volunteer, contact Pam Rody at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information, visit the event Facebook page here


 

 

SOL C. JOHNSON CLASS OF '71 45TH REUNION 

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


STATTS FEST AT GRAYSON STADIUM

 

Saturday, September 17th

The Friends of Statts will be hosting their 7th Annual Statts Fest at Grayson Stadium on Saturday, September 17th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.


The Friends of Statts hosts fundraisers, like this concert, to help provide healthcare assistance and better quality of life for Jason Statts, who became a quadriplegic due to a violent shooting incident here in Savannah. For more information on Jason Statts and Friends of Statts, click here.  

Grayson Stadium is located at 1401 E Victory Dr. in Savannah. 

Tickets are $15 online; pre-sale available until September 10th. Kids under 12 get in free. 

For more information about Statts Fest and to purchase tickets, click here. 


 

RICHMOND HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY CARS AND COFFEE

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'. 


VOLUNTEER WITH HOSPICE SAVANNAH

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

912.629.1043

www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org


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FIN FATALES LOOKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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 


CORY JOSEPH WILSON FIREBALL 40 MEMORIAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT 

 

August 27-28

Team applicants are being accepted for the Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament. Sponsorships are also available. 


The 2016 Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament is accepting team applications for the August 27-28 tournament at www.fireball40.com. Tournament play will be at L. Scott Stell Park and team divisions are High School (ages 15-18 yrs. old) and High School Plus for adults 18 and older. 

Now in its fourth year, the tournament honors the memory of 21-year-old Cory Joseph Wilson, a Savannah native who died in 2013 due to a fatal cardiac arrythmia while in class at Georgia Southern University. There was no A.E.D. (automatic external defibrillator) nearby at that time. In Cory's memory, his love of baseball and in order to help others in need, friends and familiy organized the Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament. 

Since 2013, thanks to the generosity of sponsors, supporters, and players, donations have helped Cory's family and friends present A.E.D.s to the following locations: Chatham County's Tom Triplett Park, Lake Mayer, Memorial Stadium, Ambuc Park, Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex, and Charlie C. Brooks Park; City of Savannah's Guy Minick and Paulson Complexes, Daffin Park, and L. Scott Stell Park; Garden City's Bazemore Park Baseball Complex; the Habersham School; and Camp Happy Days (for children with cancer). Funds raised have also helped provide four scholarships to Georgia Southern University students. 

The Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc. is a 501-c-3. Donation, sponsorship, team registration, and other information are available online at www.fireball40.com. Remembering Cory Joseph Wilson - his life is a testament to live, laugh, and love. 

 

 


 

 

CITY SEEKS WEAVE A DREAM APPLICATIONS

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 (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 .

 


 

BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM & GARDENS

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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. 

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


 

CITY OF RICHMOND HILL

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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 www.facebook.com/RichmondHillFarmersMarket or the City of Richmond Hill website at richmondhill-ga.gov.

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 .


 

CHATHAM COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL

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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