EMPTY STOCKING FUND
now thru 12/24
THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS EMPTY STOCKING FUND IS NOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS. Empty Stocking Fund helps those in needDonations needed to provide gifts and necessities for area residents SAVANNAH, Ga. — During this
season of sharing, we're asking you to give a special gift to someone
you'll probably never meet. The Empty Stocking Fund, started in 1971
by the Savannah Morning News to offer a helping hand to those who were
facing tough times, begins its holiday fund drive on Thanksgiving Day.
The Empty Stocking Fund relies solely on private contributions
generated by stories of real people and the situations that put them in
need. Through the years, thousands have given to the Empty Stocking
Fund because they know the donations help families right here at home.
And even though you won't see the smiles on the faces of those you've
helped, you'll know that you've made the holidays a little brighter for
someone who otherwise might have little to celebrate. The Empty
Stocking Fund is administered by the Savannah Morning News and the
Salvation Army, with assistance from 211/United Way of the Coastal
Empire. All gifts to the Empty Stocking Fund are acknowledged in the
Savannah Morning News, unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous.
It’s a wonderful way to pay tribute to loved ones or to honor the
memory of someone special. You may donate online, also. Visit us at
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Candle Lantern Tour Tickets Now on Sale
FORT PULASKI COMMEMORATES THE CONFEDERATE NOG PARTY OF 1861 WITH THEIR ANNUAL CANDLE LANTERN TOUR ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 19TH AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20TH. SAVANNAH, GA – Fort Pulaski will commemorate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861 on Friday, December 19, 2014 and Saturday, December 20, 2014. The long lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the fort by candlelight and oil lamps. The original party, held at Christmas time in 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannon, were decorated with holiday garlands. As one soldier commented, tables groaned under the weight of fine delicacies sent down from the city. With song and good cheer, the men celebrated a light-hearted moment as the dark clouds of war gathered over Savannah. Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour of the fort by candlelight. Hot cider and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion. WHEN: Friday, December 19, 2014 & Saturday, December 20, 2014 Six Programs will be offered each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Fort Pulaski National Monument U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah Near Tybee Island, Georgia TICKETS: $10.00 Per Adult (Now on Sale) Children 15 years old and under are free, but reservations must be made for them. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended and may be purchased in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by cash, check (made payable to “National Park Service”), or credit card. Credit Card orders are accepted by phone at (912) 786-5787 ext. 120. Learn more about Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS and Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS.
5TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH REINDEER RUN (8K)
THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH REINDER RUN 8K ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 20TH AT THE CONVENTION CENTER. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT ANTI-BULLY ACTIVITY PROVIDED BY THE EDUCATION PROGRAM.
The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will host the 5th Annual Savannah Reindeer Run (8K), sponsored by the Savannah Trade & Convention Center. The Savannah Reindeer Run will benefit anti-bully activity provided by the Prevention Education program at RCC. This event is consistent with RCC’s mission to promote healthy relationships among youth and young adults. On Saturday, December 20th at the Savannah Trade and Convention Center, runners are invited to join the race and run against bullies! Adults and youth are invited to run an 8K, at 9:00 a.m. and younger children will enjoy a kiddie race beginning at 8:45 a.m. All youth over the age of 10 are encouraged to raise funds for their $25 race entry fee, which includes a T-shirt, food, and post-race festivities. Monetary prizes will be award to youth with most funds raised. The event will include several games and activities; to include, a Kid Zone, costume contest and a “Seasons Best Cookie” contest, judged by Stratton Leopold, and Jesse Blanco of “Eat it & Like it”. Among the many prizes, winners will enjoy circus tickets to Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey. Current event sponsors are: Savannah Trade & Convention Center, Gulfstream, Grainger Nissan, Fleet Feet, Tate Law Group, Thomas & Hutton and Savor Savannah. Early Bird registration is $25 before December 1st, and $30 after. To register visit runsignup.com. For more information call 233-3000.
PORT WENTWORTH YOUTH BASKETBALL
THE CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH LEISURE SERVICE DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMEBER 20TH. City of Port Wentworth Leisure Services Department 2015 Season Registration September 20th through December 20th Practices for ages 6-14 begin the end of November / Beginning of December. Coaches will contact parents of times and days of practice. Games start the first week in January and run through March. Girls and Boys teams are available! Registration is at City Hall in Port Wentworth at 305 South Coastal Highway. SMART START Basketball Ages 3,4 & 5 year olds co-ed teams Practice is once a week for three weeks then games will be once a week for three weeks. Starts the first full week of January ends end of February. Registration Fee Port Wentworth Resident $20.00 for one child and $30.00 for family Non- Port Wentworth Resident is $45.00 per child.
BULLY & CYBER BULLY HOTLINE LAUNCH
THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THEIR NON-EMERGENCY BULLY & CYBER BULLY HOTLINE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT THE ANNUAL SAVANNAH REINDEER RUN. Monday, December 15, 2014 (RCC) has partnered with the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, and will announce the launch of their non-emergency Bully & Cyber Bully Hotline, on Saturday, December 20th, at the 5th annual Savannah Reindeer Run. A press conference is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, at the Savannah Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. The problem of bullying and cyber-bullying among teens and adolescents in Chatham County, are the issues the Prevention Education staff at RCC proposes to address. Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of class, race, religion, gender, sexuality, appearance, behavior, or ability. Cyber-bullying is when people either anonymously, directly or in the guise of someone else publicizes insults, threats, gossip, reveals private information, makes verbal assaults, displays unwanted moments on video tape, starts rumors, all by electronic transmission. With the support of funds secured from United Way, Gulfstream, Rape Prevention & Education of the CDC, and Episcopal Church Women of St. Peter’s. RCC seeks to establish Bully & Cyber-Bully hotlines in all middle schools in Chatham County. This project is adopted to provide coordinated intervention efforts, followed by bully prevention programs, and ultimately, promote harmonious school environments. In addition, this service will help provide extended care to youth and parents in our community. We are excited about the opportunity to include a Bully & Cyber Bully Hotline among our prevention program offerings. The goal of the Bully & Cyber Bully Hotline is to promote safe school environments for youth, reduce fights, and promote safety on school busses and an opportunity to report harmful and potentially dangerous situations.
EVACUATION OF OLD FORT JACKSON
OLD FORT JACKSON COMMEMORATES THE EVACUATION OF FORT JACKSON BY OFFERING ENAGAGING PROGRAMS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21ST BEGINNING AT 10AM. On December 20th and 21st, Old Fort Jackson commemorates the anniversary of the evacuation of Fort Jackson by offering engaging programs throughout the weekend, including a demonstration on the 20th by the 22nd Georgia Heavy Artillery as they prepare to follow the orders given in 1864 which rendered the fort useless to the Union Army. On the 21st, learn about conditions at the fort and discover what happened during the Union Occupation and get to know the 55th Massachusetts, an African American unit that had fought in a number of battles in the south and were the last Federal Troops ever to be stationed at the fort. Activities begin on 10 AM and include musket demonstrations, cannon drill and firing, and marching. Call 912-232-3945 or go to www.chsgeorgia.org for details.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA, LIGHT ETERNAL
THE CHANCEL CHOIR AT WHITE BLUFF METHODIST CHURCH HOSTS THEIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT 9:30AM AND 11:00AM WORSHIP SERVICES ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21ST. The Chancel Choir at White Bluff Methodist will perform John Michael Talbot’s cantata Light Eternal at the 9:30am and 11:00am Worship Services on Sunday, December 21st. The church is located in Savannah at 11911 White Bluff Road.
FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC
SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY MONTHLY EVENT " FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC” WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, JANUARY 2ND AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON 520 WASHINGTON AVENUE FROM 7:30PM-10:00PM. FEATURED PERFORMERS INCLUDE JEFF BEASLEY AND ALICE RYE. Savannah Folk Music Society Monthly event “FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC" will be held on 2nd January 2015 at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah GA from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. This popular series produced by the Savannah Folk Music Society in Savannah GA has featured both local and touring artists, in a family friendly, alcohol and smoke free setting. A $5/- minimum suggested donation is requested to support the event and other SFMS activities. The two featured performers are "JEFF BEASLEY" and "ALICE RYE". CHRIS DESA will be your host for the evening. FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC is a much sought after listening venue on the East Coast since the past 19 years for performers who yearn to be on stage and have the appreciative and undivided attention of a knowledgeable and mature audience who enjoy good live musical performances.
Yates-Astro Resolution Race 5K Trail Run & Pancake Breakfast at Bethesda Academy
YATES-ASTRO RESOLUTION 5K TRAIL RUN AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS SATURDAY, JANUARAY 3RD. REGISTERATION BEGINS AT 7:30 AM AT BETHESDA ACADEMY. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT WOMEN’S BOARD OF BETHESDA. WHAT: Yates-Astro Resolution Race 5K Trail Run & Pancake Breakfast. The Women’s Board of Bethesda presents the Yates Astro Resolution 5K Trail Run through Bethesda sprawling 650-acre campus on January 3. Runners will make their way through the breathtaking 3.1 mile course which winds through Bethesda’s scenic roads, grass and gravel paths, alongside the Moon River, cattle pastures, the organic farm and gardens and under century-old oak trees. Don’t miss this fun, family-friendly event on Bethesda’s historic grounds All proceeds benefit The Women's Board of Bethesda for the purpose of enriching and improving the lives of the boys at Bethesda Academy. This year’s proceeds will specifically go towards the renovation and furnishing of additional student housing cottages for boarding students at Bethesda. Participants can register in advance online at www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/bethesda, www.runsignup.com or in person at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, located at 3405 Waters Ave. WHEN: Saturday, January 3, 2015 7:30 a.m. - Registration and check-in 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Pre-race goodies sponsored by Atlanta Bread Company 8:30 a.m. – Race begins Post-race Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Optim Orthopedics WHERE: Bethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia COST: Early registration through December 25 is $25 and will go up to $35 starting December 26, 2014. A post-race pancake breakfast will also be included for runners. Additional pancake breakfasts can be purchased for friends and family for $3 each. Visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.351.2061.
BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER
BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER RECYCLING EVENT IS SATURDAY JANUARY 10TH FROM 9AM-1PM AT SEVERAL SURROUDING LOCATIONS. Savannahians decking the halls are reminded to save those Christmas trees after the holidays are over for the Bring One for the Chipper recycling event. Bring One for the Chipper will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at various locations. Christmas tree mulch will be used by the City for parks and neighborhood beautification projects throughout Savannah. The free service is available at the following locations:
Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn
Home Depot, 190 Pooler Parkway
Home Depot, 1901 Victory Drive
Dean Forest Landfill, 1325 Dean Forest Rd.
Bacon Park Landfill, Shorty Cooper Rd.
Bring One for the Chipper has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation. The local event is sponsored by the City of Savannah and Keep Savannah Beautiful.
For more information, please contact Nathaniel Glover with the City of Savannah at 912-651-1967.
Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month
The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.
National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients. Individuals who come out to give blood Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
1/1/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Starbucks, 405 Pooler Pkwy, Pooler
1/2/2015: 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., YMCA of Coastal Georgia - Habersham Branch, 6400 Habersham St., Savannah
1/2/2015: 1:30 - 4 p.m., YMCA of Coastal Georgia - Islands Branch, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Savannah
1/3/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., First African Baptist Church, 128-B Church St., Claxton
1/5/2015: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., East Georgia Regional Medical Center, 1497 Fair Road, Suite 307, Statesboro
1/6/2015: 1 - 7 p.m., Vidalia Community Center, 107 Old Airport Road, Vidalia
1/8/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Georgia and Rogers State Prisons, 300 First Ave. South, Reidsville
1/8/2015: 3 - 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church-Guyton, 121 Noel C. Conaway Road, Guyton
1/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Ave., Savannah
1/10/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 9184 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill
1/12/2015: 3 - 7 p.m., Rincon Elementary, 501 N. Richland Ave., Rincon
1/12/2015: 3 - 7 p.m., Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah
1/14/2015: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah
1/14/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Regions Bank Building, 15 Bull Street, Suite 200, Savannah
1/14/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Montgomery County High School, 701 C. Dobbins St., Mount Vernon
1/15/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Delta Air Lines, 400 Airways Ave., Savannah
1/15/2015: 1 - 7 p.m., Vann Community House, 108 Roberts St., Swainsboro
1/15/2015: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Cail Recreation Center, 320 Millen Hwy., Sylvania
American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 25 Tibet Avenue, Savannah
• Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
• Wednesday and Thursday 12 - 7 p.m.
• Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
• Saturday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
• Sunday CLOSED
Critz Tybee Run Fest T-shirt Design Contest Open for Entries
THE CRITZ TYBEE ISLAND RUN FEST TEAM ECOURAGES ANYONE SEEKING A FUN AND CREATIVE WAY TO SHOWCASE THEIR DESIGN TALENT TO SUBMIT AN IDEA. The annual Critz Tybee Run Fest T-shirt Design Contest began on September 22, 2014. The race organizers, along with partners Savannah Morning News and Savannahnow.com, contest sponsors for the fourth year in a row, are excited to see this year's design submissions. The Run Fest team encourages anyone seeking a fun, creative way to showcase their design talent to enter. The contest provides artists with the opportunity to see their very own design displayed on the shirts worn by the 5,000 runners participating in the Critz Tybee Run Fest. Tybee Island beaches and streets will be flooded with runners of all ages for the race on February 6 and 7, 2015. Combining five different races to make up the distance totaling 26.2 miles is a major factor contributing to the uniqueness of the Critz Tybee Run Fest. This adds a level of interest and fun for all participants, whether being a running veteran or for those just looking to get active. Being able to showcase the design work on the shirts of thousands of runners isn’t the only reward that is gained from the T-shirt Design Contest. The winner will receive a special package created by sponsors Sundae Café (www.sundaecafe.com), Tybee Vacation Rentals (www.tybeevacationrentals.com), and the new half marathon sponsor, Chu’s Mart (www.chusmart.com). The winning package grants the recipient a weekend stay at Tybee along with a delicious gourmet meal and a Chu’s $100 gas card to keep the winner moving. “The submissions we see every year for the Critz Tybee Run Fest continues to impress us," said Stacy Jennings, the Marketing Director with Savannah Morning News. "With the 2015 contest just beginning we are eagerly waiting for the new original ideas to come flooding in.” The contest will remain open for entries until early January of 2015. Information regarding the T-shirt Design Contest can be found at www.critztybeerunfest.com/t-shirt-contest. To submit your design, please visit and follow the instructions located at www.savannahnow.com/critztybee. To become part of the Critz Tybee Run Fest 2015 as a runner, sponsor or advertiser, and other race related details please check the information on the Critz Tybee Run Fest website www.critztybeerun.com, as well as on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/critztybeerunfest.
CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST
TYBEE RUN FEST HOSTS FIVE DIFFERENT RUNS WHICH BENEFIT THE CRITZ TYBEE RUN SCHOLARSHIP FUND ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6-7
Enjoy running? What about walking? Join Tybee and the locals during the Tybee Run Fest. You can run one or run them all. The runs include:
• Basil's Kiddie Run Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
• North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
• Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
• Critz Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
• Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
• YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm
If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles - a full marathon! All race proceeds go to Critz Tybee Run Scholarship Fund managed by the Savannah Community Foundation. Additionally, proceeds are dispersed to a number of organizations including: Armstrong State University, Tybee Island YMCA, Savannah State University, etc.
For more information, visit: http://www.critztybeerun.com/.
THE COLLECTIVE FACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE’S 2014/2015 SEASON
THE COLLECTIVE FACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW SEASON, THE NEXT SHOW IS ………………
ALL SHOWS ARE AT MUSE ARTS WAREHOUSE.
September 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
Book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie
Based on the film Grey Gardens
The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses. Starring Mickey Dodge, Maggie Lee Hart, Mark Rand, Christopher Blair and Zachary Burke.
December 5-7, 12-14, 19-21
THE LITTLE PRINCE
By Rick Cummins and John Scoular
Adapted from the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupery
Stuck, thirsty and alone. A pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert meets an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky who regales him with tales of life among the stars: tales with earthly importance. This delightful adaptation of this classic tale leaves us all with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry and love again. A holiday treat for the whole family. Starring Christopher Blair, Zach Blaylock. Eric Salles and Vanessa Stipkovis
March 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2015
By Margret Edson
Winner: 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness - and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital - Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Starring Dandy Barrett, Mark Rand and Richie Cook
May 1-3, 8-9, 15-17, 2015
By Marc Camoletti/Translated by Beverley Cross, Francis Evans
Winner: 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time. Starring Zachary Burke, Eric Salles, Lynne Jones, Rebecca Gomberg, Alexis Mundy and Sariah Gilstrap All shows are at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road, Savannah Opening night receptions catered by Joe’s Homemade Café, Catering & Bakery Season subscriptions are now available! Call the Collective Face at (912) 232-0018 www.collectiveface.org
HOSPICE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO VISIT PATIENTS
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
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
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.
HOSPICE PET CALENDER ON SALE NOW.
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
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
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
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
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
CPR SEEKS HELP FOR HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOGS
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.
SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
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
COASTAL PET RESCUE ADOPTION CENTER
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
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 IS THERE FOR YOUR HELP.... CALL 356.3688 IN THE SAVANNAH AREA 24 HOURS A DAY OR VISIT WWW.SAVANNAHAA.COM