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ISLAND HOPPING – January 10, 2020
WHO NEW? WHAT: New Neighbors WHEN: Visit to see our calendar CONTACT: Visit our website or contact Milli at 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 our 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, 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.
HORSE SENSE WHAT: Pegasus Riding Academy volunteers needed WHERE: Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Savannah CONTACT: For information and directions, visit 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.
FLEA-UP EXTRA SPACE WHAT: Landlovers Flea Market Pre-Intake WHEN: Now CONTACT: WHAT ELSE: Landlovers is working with a local auction house leading up to the 2020 Flea Market Intake. In addition to furniture, consider donating rugs, household items, jewelry, collectibles, appliances, cars, motorcycles and more. This service is specifically for people who are moving or renovating and can’t wait for the 2020 flea market intake.
WHERE FOR ART THOU? WHAT: Special Landings Art Association Exhibit at The Landings Company WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 29, during office hours WHERE: Landings Welcome Center, 1 Landings Way North WHAT ELSE: Island wildlife and landscapes in oils, watercolors, mixed media and photos by more than a dozen of the Landings Art Association’s most talented artists.
ARTS AND LETTERS WHAT: January Art Show at the JEA
WHEN: Jan. 2 through 31; Artist’s reception - Jan. 12, 3 to 5 p.m. WHERE: JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public CONTACT: Vicky, 912.355.8111 WHAT ELSE: Nae’Keisha Jones is an illustrator and writer from Colorado, now living in Savannah. She earned a B.F.A. in illustration from SCAD, and is the author and illustrator of Anonymous as a Hippopotamus: The Tales of Ida.
COAST WITH THE MOST WHAT: CCA of Skidaway January Meeting/Seminar WHERE: St. Peter’s Church WHEN: Monday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. CONTACT: Dave Devore, 330.329.6457 WHAT ELSE: The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be the focus of the CCA of Skidaway’s January meeting and seminar. The January raffle will give attendees a chance to win a salt water rod and reel combo.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS WHAT: Osteo-Power women’s program to combat osteopenia and osteoporosis WHEN: every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 14 WHERE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7232 Varnedoe Dr. HOW MUCH: $10 per month; Participants must be residents of Chatham County CONTACT: Cindy Davis, WHAT ELSE: Participants will be coached through a specifically designed exercise program to improve balance and strengthen bones, and receive information related to diet, vitamins and minerals crucial for bone strength.
LADIES NIGHT WHAT: Landlovers GTO (Girls Time Out) Music Night Out WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.; Please RSVP no later than Jan. 15 WHERE: Dueling Piano Bar, 314 Williamson St. CONTACT: or or WHAT ELSE: Meet at the Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. to carpool. The Dueling Piano Bar offers a limited bar food menu.
BUNCO SQUAD WHAT: Landlovers Bunco WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6 - 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Meeting room at TLA offices CONTACT: Questions or RSVP to HOW MUCH: $6 in singles to be used as prizes and to cover the room fee WHAT ELSE: Club membership is not required. TLA reserves the right to reschedule us since TLA business takes precedence. Participants must be a Landlovers member.
UNDER WHERE? WHAT: Landlovers Travel Club WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: 10 Raindance Court CONTACT: After January 1, please RSVP to Pat, WHAT ELSE: The topic will be travel to Australia and New Zealand. If you have plans to visit or have already been to the Land Down Under, please come share this experience.
BIRD’S THE WORD WHAT: UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Family Birding WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: UGA Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Cir. HOW MUCH: $15 per person CONTACT: Kayla Clark, , 912.598.3345 WHAT ELSE: Explore the Jay Wolf Nature Trail in search of winter birds of all shapes and sizes. Learn how to use binoculars, identify different types of birds and accompany educators on a birding hike through the maritime forest. Children ages 6 and above are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Registration: estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=6491.
MUSICAL MISCHIEF WHAT: Savannah Philharmonic Mischievous Musicians WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. HOW MUCH: Tickets begin at $25, with VIP tickets available for $80 CONTACT: savannahphilharmonic.org, or 912.232.6002, or e-mail WHAT ELSE: Savannah Philharmonic is hosting its Mischievous Musicians concert. Mischievous Musicians will be conducted by Janna Hymes, with Nathan Lee on the piano.
A CAPPELLA WHAT: Friends of Cathedral Music presents Chanticleer WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m. WHERE: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist CONTACT: Get your tickets now at WHAT ELSE: See the Grammy Award-winning male chorus known as “an orchestra of voices.” Chanticleer’s original interpretations of vocal literature are not to be missed.
SHUTTER BUGS WHAT: Landlovers Photography Club WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:45 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church HOW MUCH: Dues are $20 annually; Must be a Landlovers member CONTACT: or Amy Collings, 598.9745 WHAT ELSE: Bridget Conn, assistant professor of art at Georgia Southern University, will highlight key design elements of photography that can make the difference between a good photo and a great photo.
GRUB ‘N GAMES WHAT: Landlovers 2020 Luncheon and Games Day WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 pm. WHERE: Plantation Ballroom, Azalea Room, Library HOW MUCH: $40 per person CONTACT: WHAT ELSE: Must register individually, but may list up to three friends you would like to play with. Landings Club membership not required, but you must be a member of Landlovers. Join online. Proceeds benefit scholarships and grants supported by Landlovers Foundation.
JANUARY JAM WHAT: ATC Seasonal Salon Soiree concert WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: The home of Daniel Rizzo and Silvio Trioni HOW MUCH: Tickets are $100 and include the concert, drinks and appetizers, with a FMV of $45 per person CONTACT: americantraditionscompetition.com/donate-and-buy-tix/jimwann or call 803.702.0305 or e-mail WHAT ELSE: Jim Wann will perform a private concert as part of the seasonal salon soirée fundraiser for the American Traditions Vocal Competition, with special guest Bill Smith, Savannah guitar virtuoso.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? WHAT: Landings Garden Club General Meeting WHEN: Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1 West Ridge Rd. CONTACT: Please visit thelandingsgardenclub.com for more information WHAT ELSE: Tim Drake, landscape enhancement designer at the Greenery on Hilton Head Island, will share tips for using new and under-used plant materials to add color, texture, and drama to your garden.
GETTING YOUR PHIL WHAT: “An Evening of Tango,” presented by the Savannah Philharmonic WHEN: Friday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. WHERE: Victory North, 2603 Whitaker St. HOW MUCH: General admission - $150 from the Savannah Box Office at 912.525.5050 or savannahboxoffice.com CONTACT: Katherine Poss, or 912.232.6002 WHAT ELSE: This event is the orchestra’s major fundraiser for the year, with proceeds supporting the Philharmonic’s mission of informing, instructing and enriching the community through orchestral and choral performances, as well as promoting and increasing community knowledge and appreciation of the arts.
TASTE THE RAINBOW WHAT: 9th annual “Color x Twelve” exhibition and sale WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 6, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Azalea Room at the Plantation Club CONTACT: Patty Frothingham, or Martha Hough, WHAT ELSE: Features original work by contributing artists to the 2011 LWGA Beautification Project, bringing together a wide variety of art in an intimate setting. Member/cash bar available with complimentary fruit-and-cheese platter.
KITCHEN SYNC WHAT: Landlovers Lip Sync Dinner and Dance Party WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Plantation Ballroom CONTACT: landingslandlovers.com and click on “Socials” HOW MUCH: $47 per person includes dinner, dancing and lip-syncing WHAT ELSE: We’ll have “fake” microphones, because you are NOT singing. Our DJ plays the song, and you (and/or your group) mouths the words. Bring some props or use ours. You do not have to perform to attend.
THE NEW CLASSICS WHAT: Savannah Philharmonic: “Modern to Majestic” concert WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. HOW MUCH: Tickets start at $25 CONTACT: savannahphilharmonic.org, 912.232.6002, or e-mail WHAT ELSE: Modern to Majestic pushes the boundaries of what we consider “classical” music, with pieces from Márquez, Gilliland and Tchaikovsky. Modern to Majestic will be conducted by Enrico Lopez-Yañez with Thomas Gansch on the trumpet. To purchase tickets, visit savannahphilharmonic.org.
SEA FOR YOURSELF WHAT: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2020, for students grades 6-12 WHEN: Feb. 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m; Register and pay online by Jan. 31 WHERE: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Skidaway Island CONTACT: 912.598.2354 or HOW MUCH: A $20 registration fee includes lunch and all materials WHAT ELSE: The summit is limited to 50 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Register and pay at gacoast.uga.edu/education/schools-and-groups/youth-ocean-conservation-summit/.
EN GARDE WHAT: Savannah Fencing Club WHEN: Monday and Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Susie King Taylor Charter School Gym (formerly Sacred Heart), 1709 Bull St. CONTACT: Patricia Wilkens, 843.816.0756 WHAT ELSE: Beginners and experienced fencers welcome. We are a USFA
KIDS’ STUFF WHAT: Landlovers Grandkids Equipment CONTACT: Cathy Lynn, 598.0745 or ; 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.
FLEA FOR YOUR LIVES WHAT: Volunteers needed for the Landlovers Flea Market and Intake Days WHEN: Intake Days, Feb. 29 through March 2; Saturday, March 7 is the Landlovers Flea Market WHERE: Landings Association Parking Lot CONTACT: WHAT ELSE: Mark your calendars now for the Flea Market and Intake dates. Many volunteers are needed to make this amazing annual event a great success. Start cleaning out those closets and the garage! Don’t want to wait to donate? No problem, email to schedule pre-intake.
HOUSE WARMING WHAT: Landlovers community service: Skidaway Servers WHEN: Fridays at 6 p.m. WHERE: Ronald McDonald House CONTACT: Suzanne Thomas at 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.
MALE CALL WHAT: Landlovers Men’s Lunch Group WHEN: 1st Monday of each month WHERE: Various restaurants around Savannah HOW MUCH: Each person pays for his meal CONTACT: Dick Hughley, 912.657.9585, ; Jim Smart, 787.234.3040, WHAT ELSE: This is the eighth year of this activity. Participants must be members of Landlovers.
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.
STUCK IN BETWEEN WHAT: Middle Aged Tweens of Skidaway (MATS). WHERE: Usually in private homes. CONTACT: or call Ann Nash at 203.856.8927, or visit 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.
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, 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.
CARING AND SHARING WHAT: Skidaway Island Caregiver Support Group WHEN: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church CONTACT: Haley O’Reilly, Coastal Care Partners, 912.484.0118; or Jill Costello, Edel Caregiver Institute, Hospice Savannah, 912.629.1331 WHAT ELSE: This is a safe place for caregivers to connect, ask questions, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Guest speakers are invited.
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.
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.
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.
COMMUNITY COMMENDATION WHAT: Landlovers Community Service Merit Award WHERE: Go to under “Philanthropy” then “Awards” for an application and details. CONTACT: Maryce Cunningham at 335.1717, 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.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE WHAT: Landlovers Social Singles CONTACT: Contact Barbara Meyer at 355.4673, 912.313.0153 or 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.
PADDLE PEOPLE WHAT: Landlovers Kayak Club CONTACT: Tara Packer, 914.215.2087 or 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.
SWISS MISSES WHAT: Landlovers Ladies Swiss Pairs Dinner Bridge WHEN: First Wednesday of selected six months at 5:15 p.m.; Dinner at 5:30, followed by bridge WHERE: Plantation Ballroom. HOW MUCH: $20 per team (one-time fee); Approximately $25 for dinner (member bar) CONTACT: Bobbi Erwin at ; Karen Sellick, ; or Carol Young, WHAT ELSE: Must be a Landlovers member and Landings Club member to participate. Limited to 24 teams.
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 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 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 modest 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.
WE HAVE A WIENER WHAT: Landings Longdogs Get-togethers WHEN: the 4th Tuesday of each month WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina CONTACT: WHAT ELSE: We are a lively group of dachshund owners who love to get together for dog fun....and a glass of wine!
ALL ABOARD! WHAT: Landlovers Train Lovers CONTACT: Bob Miller, 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.
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.