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ISLAND HOPPING – January 11, 2021

WHO NEW?

WHAT: New Neighbors

WHEN: Visit www.landingsnewneighbors.com to see our calendar  

CONTACT: Visit our website or contact Milli 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: Cec Calcaterra, Landloversmembership@gmail.com or 803.309.5883

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.

FIBER OPTICS
WHAT: “The Works of Camille Hubert”
WHEN: Jan. 1 through 31; a socially-distanced reception Jan. 13, 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.
CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111
WHAT ELSE: Camille Hulbert is a self-taught textile artist who creates wearable art. Over the past decade, she has worked with youth in Atlanta and Savannah, engaging them in after-school arts through her Seed to Fiber Textile Art Program. This exhibit showcases assemblage, mixed media, collage and craft.

 

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

WHAT: Calvin College January Lecture Series

WHEN: Jan. 6 - 26, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each weekday

WHERE: online at calvin.edu/January

HOW MUCH: Free

CONTACT: Skidaway Community Church, 598.0151 or sipres.org

WHAT ELSE: The January Lecture Series will be available online this year. Topics include: “Our Future with Pandemics,” “The Future of the Supreme Court,” “Life Is in the Transitions,” and more thought-provoking topics.

 

WINTER WOMEN
WHAT:  Skidaway Abigails Zoom meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.
CONTACT: Visit skidawayabigails.org or to join this meeting as a guest, contact chair@skidawayabigails.org
WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Abigails is a nonpartisan organization of progressive women. Women Advocating for Georgians (WAG), will present “Immigration and Detention in the Era of COVID-19.” Board member El Refugio is part of an interfaith ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants and their families detained in Lumpkin, Georgia.

 

WHO’S YOUR BUDDY?
WHAT: Congressman Buddy Carter at Kiwanis
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Palmetto Club
CONTACT:  Club secretary, Jim Smart, smartsville@aol.com.
WHAT ELSE:  Attendance is limited to 100 people due to strict COVID rules. Non-Landings residents are encouraged to attend but must provide your full name to receive a gate pass. Our COVID protocols are available on request. All questions must be submitted in writing in advance to the above email address. Due to time constraints, not all questions submitted may be answered. Kiwanis members: Please do not respond to this notice as you will be contacted separately.


CALL FOR ENTRIES
WHAT: Telfair Museums’ “Boxed In/Break Out”
WHEN: Deadline: Jan. 15
WHERE: Jepson Center
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Erin Dunn, dunne@telfair.org
WHAT ELSE: This call to artists seeks entries for “Boxed In/Break Out,” a museum-sponsored public art installation that involves activating six windows at the Jepson Center facing Barnard Street. The artist chosen should have a detailed plan for how to utilize all six windows in a cohesive manner through self-created art. Must be at least 18 years old and be an artist living or working in Chatham County. Details are available at www.telfair.org/boxed-2021/.

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION

WHAT: Jewish Women of the Landings Book Club

WHEN:  Monday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m., via Zoom

CONTACT:  Carol Kramberg-Walker@ Carol.kramberg@gmail.com

WHAT ELSE: The book club will meet on Zoom to discuss The Fox Hunt: A Memoir of Yemen and My Odyssey to America by Mohammed Al Samawi.

COAST WITH THE MOST

WHAT:  CCA of Skidaway January Meeting: Fishing the Landings’ Freshwater Lagoons

WHERE: Via Zoom

WHEN:  Monday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m.

CONTACT:  Dave Devore, 330.329.6457

WHAT ELSE: The CCA of Skidaway will resume monthly seminars in January of 2021. For the first quarter, the seminars will be conducted via Zoom with meetings beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting approximately an hour. The topic of the January presentation will center around fishing in the Landings’ freshwater lagoons, focusing on types of fish, recommended equipment, preferred lures, locations, times, best practices, and more. Doug Painter, a lifelong angler and a senior writer and editorial adviser for Sporting Classics Magazine, will present.

VIRUS VOCABULARY

WHAT:  Jewish Women of the Landings Yiddish Club

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. via Zoom

CONTACT: Melinda Stein, Tam50@aol.com

WHAT ELSE: The topic for the meeting will be “Yiddish and the Pandemic,” centering around newly minted Yiddish terms related to all things Covid and Zoom. JWOL members are invited to join the meeting for a timely, fun experience.

MOUNTAIN MOVIES

WHAT: Mountainfilm on Tour - Savannah 2021 Virtual Festival

WHEN: Jan. 22 - 25

WHERE: Virtual

HOW MUCH: Adventure Shorts program tickets are $20 per individual and $35 per family; Family program tickets are $10 per individual and $15 per family

CONTACT: Leslie Carey, leslie@mountainfilmsav.org or 912.344.1278.

WHAT ELSE: The 2021 event will feature a virtual screening of a feature film as well as a documentary short films program and a special family program. The main feature documentary, “Public Trust,” explores America’s public lands at a critical crossroads, and includes a Q-and-A with director David Byars and journalist Hal Herring, who is featured in the film. To view the complete list of films or to purchase tickets, please visit mountainfilmsav.org.

WHERE ART THOU?

WHAT: Nae’Keisha Jones art exhibit

WHEN: Feb. 1 – 28; A socially-distanced reception will be held on Feb. 8, 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111

WHAT ELSE: Nae’Keisha Jones is an illustrator and writer from Colorado, now based in Savannah. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration and a minor in creative writing. Her work has been featured in Connect Savannah, ShopScad and VoyageAtl.


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.

 

NOW HEAR THIS
WHAT: Music Academy Online Free Instruction  
WHEN:
7 days a week    
WHERE:
Via Zoom
HOW MUCH: Free, courtesy of St. Peter’s Church
CONTACT: Dr. Timothy McKee, tmckee@saintpeterssav.org
WHAT ELSE: Learn and cultivate music skills.

 

TREE WORSHIP
WHAT: Community Prayer and Praise Service  
WHEN:
Sunday evenings at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Under the old oak tree in the back parking lot at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway
HOW MUCH: Free to all
CONTACT: PrayerPraiseSIGA@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Sing along with Brad Damas in a casual environment. Bond with neighbors and friends. Dress for the outdoors. Use golf carts or folding chairs. Social distancing is made easy. Bring masks for your comfort.


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: Linda Rich, lindarich912@bellsouth.net
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.


STUCK IN BETWEEN
WHAT: Middle Aged Tweens of Skidaway (MATS).
WHERE: Usually in private homes.
CONTACT:  matskidaway@gmail.com or call Ann Nash at 203.856.8927, or visit www.matskidaway.com
WHAT ELSE: MATS was formed to create social activities for people in their ‘tween years. There are monthly socials, book club groups, business group, Ladies Night Out, Men’s Poker Night and more! Many of us are empty nesters or semi-empty nesters. We may find ourselves in the later stages of our careers, working part-time or navigating issues of early retirement. Some of us are still responsible for raising children.


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.

COMMUNITY COMMENDATION
WHAT: Landlovers Community Service Merit Award
WHERE: Go to www.landingslandlovers.com under “Philanthropy” then “Awards” for an application and details.
CONTACT: Maryce Cunningham at 335.1717, marycejcunningham@yahoo.com
WHAT ELSE: This award recognizes outstanding volunteer work and contributions made by high school seniors who are planning to further their education in the fall of 2018.


SEW WHAT?
WHAT: Landlovers Material Girls
WHEN: Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
WHERE: Presbyterian Church
CONTACT: Janet Smart, maxwellsgal@aol.com or 757.334.3907; Sandra Grant, sandragrant07@comcast.net or 912.349.0616
WHAT ELSE: All skill and interest levels welcome. join us for some handwork, conversation, and networking. Bring a project you are working on, show and tell, or just plan to socialize. Learn about quilt shops in the area and local quilt guilds. All members of Landlovers who are interested in quilting are welcome.


STITCHIN’ TIME
WHAT: Landlovers Stitch and Bead Group
WHEN: First and third Tuesday of each month, 3 to 5  p.m.
WHERE: Host home announced the weekend before by email
CONTACT: Jayne Rogers, 203.273.9776 or jmrogers341@gmail.com or Kathy Silbert, 598.9566 or kathysilbert@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Meet with your fellow Landlovers who bead, knit, crochet or needlepoint in members’ homes twice a month. Be inspired by others, learn a new stitch, teach a new stitch, but do come and enjoy the good company and conversation.


MALE CALL
WHAT: Landlovers Men’s Lunch Group
WHEN: First Monday of each month.
WHERE: Various restaurants around Savannah
HOW MUCH: Each person pays for his meal
CONTACT: Dick Hughley, 912.657.9585, dickhughey1@att.net; Jim Smart, 787.234.3040, smartsville@aol.com
WHAT ELSE: This is the eighth year of this activity. Participants must be members of Landlovers.


GENUINE ARTICLES
WHAT: Landlovers Magpies Ladies
WHEN: First Thursday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Member’s home
CONTACT: Send any questions or RSVP to lldaymagpies@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Bring an interesting MAGazine or newspaper article on any topic (politics are ok but nonpartisan is a rule) to share/possibly present, to a very interested and interesting group of women. PIES and coffee will be served. New members always welcome, but participants must be members of Landlovers.


BUILDING BRIDGES
WHAT: Landlovers Bridging the Gap
WHEN: The second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Oakridge dining room
CONTACT: Susan Schneider, susan.schneider629@gmail.com or 912.433.8711.
WHAT ELSE: This activity is for women who enjoy social bridge. All participants must be members of Landlovers and a member of The Landings Club, in accordance with Landings Club policy. Level of play is from advanced beginner to intermediate. Due to limited space, sign up is required.


PADDLE PEOPLE
WHAT: Landlovers Kayak Club
CONTACT: Tara Packer, 914.215.2087 or tarapacker977@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list
WHAT ELSE: We are Landings residents who love paddling and want to share experiences with other paddlers in the community. All skill levels are welcome to join. Paddle rivers and creeks in South Carolina and Georgia, including Ebenezer Creek, Ohoopee River and New River. Future paddles the St. Simons and Jacksonville areas. Visit our Facebook page (Landings Landlovers Kayak Club) to see pictures of our paddling adventures.


MERRY MUSIC MAKERS
WHAT: Landlovers Love Notes
WHEN: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: 6 Southerland Rd. - home of Eileen Yost
CONTACT: Marianne Claysmith at Claysmith2@aol.com or 505.670.2454 (call or text)
WHAT ELSE: Welcome the holidays with song! No need to read music. Have fun while spreading goodwill and cheer to your neighbors in the Landings. Participants must be members of Landlovers.


MEN OF ACTION
WHAT: Landlovers Men’s Action Movie Night
WHEN: Subject to availability of movies of interest
CONTACT: Dave Robinson, 912.657.7706 or dave.robinson16@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Men’s Action Movie Night is a friendly gathering of men who want to see movies in a proper theater, then grab a bite at a local eatery. About five days in advance, you will receive information on three late afternoon movie choices and the restaurant selection. Not everyone has to go to the same movie, and dinner is optional. Participants must be members of Landlovers. RSVPs are appreciated; no dues; wear your nametag; carpool from the Methodist Church.


ALL ABOARD!
WHAT: Landlovers Train Lovers
CONTACT: Bob Miller, rcmiller64@comcast.net or 912.598.1793
WHAT ELSE: Train Lovers brings together Landlovers interested in model trains. We share ideas, promote the hobby, and serve as a resource to newcomers to the hobby. People who are just interested in trains are welcome.


HOUSE WARMING
WHAT: Landlovers community service: Skidaway Servers
WHEN: Fridays at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Ronald McDonald House
CONTACT: Suzanne Thomas at skssthomas@aol.com to volunteer or for any additional information.
WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Servers provide a meal for up to 30 people staying at Ronald McDonald House every Friday. Usually three couples share responsibilities and often go out to dinner afterwards.


YOU’RE NOT ALONE
WHAT: Landlovers Social Singles
CONTACT: Contact Barbara Meyer at 355.4673, 912.313.0153 or bpmeyer63@yahoo.com to be added to the membership list.
WHAT ELSE: Are you a Landlovers member who is widowed, divorced or single?  Come join us for various social outings where you will can come alone and feel comfortable and welcome. We always have fun, good food and meet great friends.


KIDS’ STUFF
WHAT: Landlovers Grandkids Equipment
CONTACT: Cathy Lynn, 598.0745 or cobrienlynn@yahoo.com; Click: Grandkids’ Equipment List June 25, 2019
WHAT ELSE: Landlovers members have cribs, highchairs, toys, car seats, etc., they are willing to lend. If you are in need of supplies, click to see the list. Important: To keep our list current, please let Cathy know of any additions, deletions or changes.


TICKET TO RIDE
WHAT: Landlovers Travel Club meeting
WHEN: To be announced.
CONTACT: Tonnie Glick, beadinglady@bellsouth.net.
WHAT ELSE: The travel club meets every month or two to share travel experiences and learn about possible travel destinations. Participants must be a member of Landlovers. You are welcome to share a travel experience or a suggestion for a topic.  

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