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ISLAND HOPPING – September 20, 2021

WHO NEW?
WHAT: New Neighbors
WHEN: Visit www.landingsnewneighbors.com to see our calendar  
CONTACT: Visit our website or contact Jody at nnnewmember@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE:  The club offers more than 250 different activities from biking, golf, pickleball, walking groups or fishing to Mahjong, Bridge, Needle-arts and Canasta. We have exciting military tours and special events for you to enjoy right here on Skidaway Island.
 
GOTTA LOVE IT
WHAT: Landlovers membership now open to all island residents
HOW MUCH:  Each $30 membership fee covers one household of one or two adults
CONTACT: Vicki Knapp, Landlovers Membership Director, at landloversmembership@gmail.com.
WHAT ELSE: Landings Landlovers is a philanthropic and social organization now open to all island residents. More information and details can be found at www.landingslandlover.com. Our membership year runs from Sep. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2020.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
WHAT: “Sunshine and Shadows,” exhibit of John Alexander photography
WHEN: Sep. 1 – 30; Reception Sep. 2, 5 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111
WHAT ELSE: An established photographer specializing in portraiture, special events, commercial, nature and fine art photography, John Alexander has published work locally, nationally and online. His scenic and fine art photography can be found on display throughout Savannah and the Lowcountry. His images find fantasy in reality and inspire the viewer to take a deeper look.


POWER PLANTS
WHAT: PEO Chapter BB’s annual plant sale
WHEN: Place orders between Sep. 2 and Oct. 7
CONTACT: Christine Lind, saffron214@hotmail.com, for plant selections, prices and pre-order forms, and pick-up details
WHAT ELSE: Pick up your pre-ordered and prepaid plants on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Rd. P.E.O. is a philanthropic education organization for women who are entering college or whose education has been interrupted and find it necessary to return to school. This annual event is our largest fundraiser.


SHELL GAME
WHAT: Annual release of turtle hatchlings
WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m., Sep. 23
WHERE: Sunset Park, 707 Landings Way South
HOW MUCH: free
CONTACT: friendsofskidawayaudubon@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Learn how volunteers rescue diamondback terrapin eggs from sand traps and how turtles are incubated; then, help release them into the marsh. Please pre-register online at skidawayaudubon.org. Limit of 50 attendees per session, one session per attendee; must be five years of age or older. Parking is limited. Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated attendees.


NUTS TO YOU
WHAT:
PEO Chapter AS annual pecan sale
WHEN: Now until Oct. 14; Delivery to your home by Nov. 15
HOW MUCH: $12 per bag
CONTACT: June Palmer, 598.1693 or Judy Gandelot, 598.5404
WHAT ELSE: These attractively wrapped pecan delicacies come in a variety of delicious flavors and make perfect gifts. All proceeds benefit P.E.O.’s scholarship and loan funds for women seeking higher education at accredited national and international institutions.

THE COAST WITH THE MOST
WHAT: 
Coastal Conservation Association of Skidaway September Meeting – “Gray’s Reef Marks 40 Years as National Marine Sanctuary”
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 20, 7 p.m.
WHERE: St. Peter’s Church
CONTACT: Paulette Hamilton, 610.509.0279
WHAT ELSE: Jody Patterson, recently appointed chapter director for the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, will speak. September’s raffle prize is a mid-weight spinning rod-and-reel combination suitable for inshore fishing or the Landings’ lagoons. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the night of the event.

WELCOMING RECEPTION
WHAT: Landings Landlovers Opening Reception
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Ballroom
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Milli Sample or Judy Waller, landloversocials@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: The reception is open to all Skidaway Island residents, both members and non-members of Landlovers. Discover new activities and social events, and volunteer for philanthropic projects for the coming year. There will be complimentary appetizers and a member/cash bar.

SNAKES ALIVE!
WHAT:
“Oh for Goodness Snakes” informative talk
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 30, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Skidaway United Methodist Church, Bailey Hall
HOW MUCH: Free for FOSA members, $5 for non-members
CONTACT:  friendsofskidawayaudubon@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE:  Friends of Skidaway Audubon (FOSA) welcomes guest speaker Mary Lynn Seremet, a local herpetologist. She will discuss snakes native to this region, their habits and role in our ecosystem, and what to do if you or your pet encounters a snake.

GOOD TASTE
WHAT:
A Taste of Day on the Island
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m; Pre-order sales Aug. 22-Sep. 17
CONTACT: Please visit the church website
WHAT ELSE: The Isle of Hope United Methodist Women are excited to announce a modified version of the bi-annual day on the Island Home Tour and Luncheon. To plan for a safe, viable event, we are excited to bring our community together in a NEW way to help raise money for local, regional, and international missions. The day will feature food, shopping, and an online auction. A limited run of the A Day on the Island Cookbook – first published in 1975 – will be available for pre-order beginning Aug. 22. Take-away containers of food can be ordered ahead of time and picked-up during A Taste of Day on the Island. Shopping local and regional vendors on the Cornus Cottage lawn is the perfect way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

THE SHADOW KNOWS
WHAT:
Telfair Academy Guild (TAG)
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 11; Coffee reception - 10 a.m., Presentation - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Jepson Center, Neises Auditorium
HOW MUCH: TAG members and their guests are welcome to attend
CONTACT: Non-members wishing to attend, please contact Viki Annand, vikiannand850@gmail.com or 912.330.7352
WHAT ELSE: Anne-Solene Bayan, assistant curator of Telfair Museums, will present “In the Shadows: Exploring the Art of the Silhouette through Works in the Telfair Museums.” Silhouettes, originally produced as profiles cut from black cloth or paper, were popular in Europe and the U.S. in the 19th century, as a means of rapidly capturing a likeness. Although photography has replaced the shadow profile for this purpose, artists have frequently turned to using the silhouette in new ways.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
WHAT:
The Landings Garden Club Heritage Luncheon
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 11
WHERE: Palmetto Ballroom
HOW MUCH: $38 per person
CONTACT: Visit thelandingsgardenclub.com to sign up
WHAT ELSE: Author and blogger, Laura C. Martin, will speak about her latest book, A Naturalist Book of Wildflowers, featuring plants from across North America. She provides information on growing plants, instruction for plant crafts, conservation tips, and ideas for activities for children.

CAPTAIN’S ORDERS
WHAT
: CCA of Skidaway October Meeting
WHERE: St. Peter’s Church
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
CONTACT: Paulette Hamilton, 610.509.0279
WHAT ELSE: Inshore fishing tips and techniques during fall and winter will be the topic of the CCA of Skidaway’s October meeting. The speaker is Cpt. Garrett Ross, owner-operator of Flex Appeal Charters and fishing boat captain with Miss Judy Charters, who will talk about angling around Skidaway Island and the Savannah inshore waterways and sounds. The CCA’s October raffle prize is an inshore fishing charter outing with Cpt. Ross, a $400 value. Tickets can be purchased at the seminar the night of the event.

TOGETHER FORE THE KIDS
WHAT: L9GA Kids Café Golf Tournament
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28, morning shotgun; Registration - Sep. 1 through Oct. 21
WHERE: Landings Club multiple courses
HOW MUCH: $50 registration, $20 to purchase 2 mulligans, $28 for party at Palmetto; All proceeds go to the kids!
CONTACT: Elsa Lindenschmidt at Lindenschmidt.ek@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Register on the TLC website, L9GA events tab, and select Kids Café Golf Tournament. Benefits Kids Café of Second Harvest, an after-school program providing meals and tutoring to at-risk children. Four-person teams, open to any Landings Club golf member with an established handicap. Invite your favorite company, group or club to sponsor a hole for $50 and up. Deadline for hole sponsorship is Oct. 21.


PHIL THE PARK
WHAT: Savannah Philharmonic outdoor concert
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 14
WHERE: Morris Park, 660 E. Broughton Street
HOW MUCH: Free tickets (required) available at savannahphilharmonic.org
WHAT ELSE: The Savannah Philharmonic will perform classical favorites, pops, movie soundtrack selections, and beloved patriotic pieces. Grounds open at 2 p.m.; live music starts at 3 p.m. Patrons can set up lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Grab a bite from a variety of local food trucks that will be on hand to join the festive celebration of community and the arts.

PI SERVING
WHAT: Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Savannah
WHEN: October through April
WHERE: Skidaway Island and beyond
CONTACT: Beth Holmquist at bholmquist@comcast.net for membership information
WHAT ELSE: This active group of Pi Phi alums enjoys four to five gatherings a year. Plans are underway for a tour of Benedetto Guitars on Oct. 15; a holiday cocktail party on Dec. 3; a Panhellenic Cocktail Party on Feb. 2; and a Founders Day luncheon at Vic’s on the River on Apr. 30, featuring popular local speaker, Roger Smith.


SOUL SISTERS
WHAT: JWOL Membership
HOW MUCH: Annual membership is $20
CONTACT: Sherri Brecker
WHAT ELSE: Mail or tube check to Sherri at 18 Cricket Court. Membership entitles each member to share in the many wonderful programs and social events JWOL offers.


ANIMAL ATTRACTION
WHAT: Call for volunteers
WHEN: Flexible hours to meet your needs and schedule, various tasks
WHERE: The Humane Society Thrift Shop, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.
CONTACT: Volunteer coordinator, Yvonne Hemphill, 603.502.6906
WHAT ELSE: No experience necessary. All proceeds from the thrift shop go to supporting the care of the shelter’s animals.


GARDEN STATE GANG
WHAT: Landings Garden Staters cocktails and dinner
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 10, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Club Azalea Room
HOW MUCH: Buffet dinner is $51.36 per person charged to your club account. Bar charges additional
CONTACT: Send/tube dues to Beth Silady, 7 Rookery Road  
WHAT ELSE: Please email your RSVP for the dinner to landingsgardenstaters@gmail.com and include name, phone number, Landings Club member number, and the number attending. If you haven’t already joined Garden Staters, 2021 dues are $10 per person. Checks are made payable to NJ Garden Staters and tubed to Beth Silady, 7 Rookery Road in Palmetto.


 PET PROJECT 
WHAT: Linen drive for the Humane Society of Greater Savannah
WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Humane Society Adoption Center, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.
CONTACT: Call Rosemary Longueira at 598.2875 or drop donations at 22 Long Island Road, Oakridge
WHAT ELSE: Donate old towels, washcloths, pillowcases, sheets, dish towels, pet beds, and chair cushions. Please bring them to the front of the Adoption Center, not the Thrift Shop donation area.


 TAXATION REPRESENTATION 
WHAT: Opportunities for volunteer income tax assistance with Neighborhood Improvement Association
WHEN: starting in January, flexible hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: several sites in Savannah, Pembroke, Rincon, Richmond Hill and Hinesville
CONTACT: Tiffany Carter, tcarter@niacdc.org or 912.447.5577
WHAT ELSE:  his program helps underserved communities by offering free tax preparation. No experience necessary. Volunteers include greeters/screeners and tax preparers.


 LOSS MITIGATION 
WHAT: Pandemic support group
WHEN: Meeting Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
WHERE: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Library
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Suzanne at St. Peter’s, 598.7242
WHAT ELSE: Many of us have lost friends or family, and pandemic isolation has made dealing with these losses difficult. Dr. Stevens Peirsol will guide the group, offering those who would like to share and find help in processing loss.


 CORVETTE SUMMER 
WHAT: Skidaway Island Corvette Club
WHEN: Third Thursday of each month
WHERE: A visit to a superb custom car display in a showroom off Mall Blvd, followed by lunch at the Palmetto Club
HOW MUCH: No dues at this time, however an $8 name tag fee may be forthcoming
CONTACT: Clayton Scott, 912.658.3116.
WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Island now has a club for owners of Corvettes, already 25 members strong. Its goals are camaraderie and to share the enthusiasm for this classic American auto.


 FRIENDS OF FRIENDS OF BILL W. 
WHAT: Al-Anon
WHEN: Mondays, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
WHAT ELSE: Weekly meeting for families and friends of people who are problem drinkers.


 FERAL FRIENDSHIP 
WHAT: Skidaway Cat Alliance Team
WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Skidaway Island and surrounding
CONTACT: skidawaycats@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/skidawaycatallianceteam
WHAT ELSE: The Skidaway Cat Alliance Team is a group of dedicated animal lovers who provide food, population control (spay/neuter), medical care, and shelter for free-roaming cats in the Skidaway area. We have cats and kittens currently being fostered that are available to new, loving homes.


SERVICE ABOVE SELF
WHAT: Skidaway Island Rotary Club meetings
WHEN: First and third Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all
CONTACT: Lynn Gensamer, 912.856.8874 or lgensamer@icloud.com
WHAT ELSE: To learn more about Rotary or club membership, visit skidawayrotary.org. Check out the calendar for a schedule of speakers.


SAWBUCKS SESSIONS
WHAT: Skidaway Hamiltons meetings
WHEN: Every third Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom
HOW MUCH: Free for members of the Skidaway Hamiltons and Skidaway Abigails
CONTACT: George Sedberry, 912.308.5193 or george.sedberry@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: To learn more about Skidaway Hamiltons, a progressive, liberal men’s organization, visit skidawayhamiltons.org. Check out the calendar for a schedule of speakers. 


 KEEP ‘EM FLYING 
WHAT: The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
WHEN: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.
CONTACT: For more information call 912.748.8888 or visit www.mightyeighth.org
WHAT ELSE: New guidelines are in place to protect staff and visitors. Visitors are strongly recommended to wear facemasks. Hand-sanitizing stations have been established throughout the museum. Some areas will be capacity-controlled.


 HOCUS POCUS! 
WHAT: Landings Magic Society
WHEN: 7 p.m., second Thursday of the month, Oct. through May
WHERE: Plantation Club card room
CONTACT: Jim Ruhl, 912.856.3948, jsruhl@gmail.com or Bill Sickels, 912.598.9123 or whsickels@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Anyone with an interest in magic is welcome. Every meeting is instructional, entertaining and enlightening.


 HEAR GREAT SPEAKERS 
WHAT: Kiwanis Club of Skidaway
WHEN: Thursday mornings at 7:45 a.m.
WHERE: Plantation Club
HOW MUCH: Free to attend; Breakfast - $13, Coffee only - $2.50
CONTACT: Michael Klavon, 912.306.0474 for gate pass
WHAT ELSE: Membership is open to Savannah/Chatham area residents. Visit www.kiwanisofskdaway.com for more information.


BOOK SMARTS
WHAT: Village Library curbside service
WHEN: Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - reserve books; Pick up between 1 and 4 p.m.
CONTACT: Call 598.1183 to reserve books or visit thevillagelibrary.org or our Facebook page
WHAT ELSE:  Stay safe and get your library materials in a physically distant fashion, with the grab-and-go service.

 
BODY AND SOUL 
WHAT: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (SIUMC) Exercise Classes
WHEN: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, times are below
CONTACT: For more information or to register for January session, visit siumc.org/exercise or call 912.598.8460
WHAT ELSE: Mat Pilates from 9:15-10:15 a.m.; and Sit-Fit from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Classes are led by Elena Bennett, an ACSM-certified exercise instructor. SIUMC has added Friday classes to its offerings for church- and non-church members alike.


 HORSE SENSE 
WHAT: Pegasus Riding Academy volunteers needed
WHERE: Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Savannah
CONTACT: For information and directions, visit www.prasav.org or call 912.547.6482
WHAT ELSE: Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing safe, professional and ethical equine-assisted activities for individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist these special children. Horse experience not necessary.


 MEETING OF THE MINDS 
WHAT: Stroke Survivors
WHEN: Third Thursday of every month, 4 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd.
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Shirley Nack, 598.7047
WHAT ELSE: Share your experiences with stroke survivors. At our meetings we listen and learn what other survivors have accomplished in order to return to an active lifestyle.


 WE HAVE A WIENER 
WHAT: Landings Longdogs Get-togethers
WHEN: 4th Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina
HOW MUCH: No charge
CONTACT: Sandy Haeger, sandyjhaeger@gmail.com, or Sandy Haeger, sandyjhaeger@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: A fun play date for you and your dachshund(s). Meet other owners and their special friends.


 SAFE AND SOUND 
WHAT: Women’s support group for people going through or having experienced domestic or family violence
WHEN: Third Wednesday of every month, 12 noon - 1 p.m
WHERE: SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services Outreach, 7373 Hodgson Memorial Dr.
CONTACT: Outreach office, 912.651.0004
WHAT ELSE: SAFE Shelter’s mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families and our community. This is an opportunity to meet with women experiencing similar challenges. Light refreshments will be served.


CAUSEWAY CLEAN-UP
WHAT: “Shine Bright like a Diamond (Causeway),” litter pickup along Diamond Causeway
WHEN: 1 or 2 times per month, as trash amount deems necessary  
WHERE: Meet in the parking lot of Butterbean Beach
CONTACT: Courtney Fowler, causewaycleanup@gmail.com or 912.313.6040
WHAT ELSE: Please bring work gloves and a safety vest if you have one; a trash-picker works wonders as well.  We will provide trash bags. Water is recommended to avoid dehydration.


 WELCOME MAT 
WHAT: Learn to create sleeping mats for the homeless from discarded plastic bags
WHEN: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon at Oakridge Club; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon at JEA
CONTACT: Please RSVP to Carol Greenberg at 912.355.1238 or MStarArts@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Help divert plastic bags from landfills and waterways while providing comfort to the homeless. Completed mats will be on display the first week in February at the JEA Art Gallery.


 IT’S AN HONOR 
WHAT: Honor Flight Savannah seeks war veterans and volunteers
CONTACT: honorflightsavannah.org or 912.367.9020
WHAT ELSE: Honor Flight Savannah is offering WW II, Korea and Vietnam War era veterans living in southeast Georgia and southeastern South Carolina an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. Funding for trips is dependent on contributions from community citizens and businesses.


 CERVUS WITH A PURPOSE 
WHAT: Bingo at the Elks Lodge
WHEN: Sundays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: 183 Wilshire Blvd
WHAT ELSE: $1,500 in prizes. All proceeds benefit Elks charities.

STITCH AND BEAD
WHAT: Landlovers Needlecrafters
WHEN: Tuesday afternoons
WHERE: Member homes
HOW MUCH: No cost
CONTACT: Leslie Matthews – 616.550.7057 or lmathews50@gmail.com for more information and to be added to the list
WHAT ELSE: Bring projects and BYOB. Landlovers membership required.

WORLD TRAVELERS
WHAT: Landlovers Marco Polo
WHEN: Third Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Members’ homes
HOW MUCH: An appetizer
CONTACT: Please email Deb Wilson and Sue Souls at llmarcopolo100@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: If you were born in or have lived for at least one year (including an academic year) outside the U.S., you are eligible to join. Attedees are asked to bring an appetizer to share as well as their own beverages. Open to all Landlovers members.


 LADIES ON THE LINKS 
WHAT: New 9-hole golf starting in September
WHEN: Tuesdays, usually mid-morning
WHERE: The Landings Club courses
HOW MUCH: Usually free - occasional nominal charges to cover prizes and/or refreshments for catered events
CONTACT: Jan Rosenbaum at LandloverLadies9@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Landlovers and Landings Golf Club memberships required.

CAN YOU CANASTA?
WHAT: Landlovers Canasta
WHEN:  Every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE:  Palmetto Club’s Main Dining Room
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: landloverscanasta@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Maximum 24 players. Must have basic knowledge of the game. Because we play in the Palmetto Clubhouse, you must be a member of the Landings Club and Landlovers.

ALL ABOARD!
WHAT: Mexican Train Dominoes
WHEN: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Clubhouse’s Byrd Room
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Laurie Milano at 914.474.4943 or lamilano@aol.com
WHAT ELSE: Landlovers and Landings Club memberships required. Please bring a set of dominoes, if you have one.