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ISLAND HOPPING – May 28, 2021
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 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, 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 . Our membership year runs from Sep. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2020.
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.
WHERE ART THOU? WHAT: the Works of John Newton WHEN: May 2 through May 31 WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah CONTACT: Vicky Lunick 912.355.8111 WHAT ELSE: John Newton is a self-taught artist who lives in Effingham County. Fascinated by the vivid colors associated with Hispanic culture, he combines acrylic paints with aluminum cans and bottle caps to create his mixed media works.
BRUSH WITH FAME WHAT: Paul Michael Glaser art exhibition WHEN: June 1 through June 30; reception on June 6, 2-4 p.m. WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. HOW MUCH: VIP virtual Zoom reception with the artist June 6, 1-1:45 p.m. (as he will not be physically present at the opening); Cost per ticket: $95; 30 people limit CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111 or WHAT ELSE: Paul Michael Glaser – actor, director, writer, producer and philanthropist – has spent much of his time in recent years devoted to 21st century modern art disciplines. Abstracts, body-forms and portraits are represented in his collections, as are the creatures and everyday objects that draw in the eye for their colors and unique digital brush work.
PARKS AND RECREATION
WHAT: Friends of Skidaway Audubon (FOSA) outing WHEN: Monday, June 14, 3 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island State Park HOW MUCH: free for FOSA members; $5 parking fee for non-members CONTACT: WHAT ELSE: A family-friendly outing at the newly refurbished park. Youngsters will enjoy a scavenger hunt while an interpretive ranger offers a presentation for adults in the air-conditioned group building. Afterward, a one-mile guided walk will conclude at the park’s new interpretive center. To register, call the park office at 598.2300.
THE COAST WITH THE MOST WHAT: Coastal Conservation Association of Skidaway June Meeting – “The Incredible Biodiversity of Our Coastal Area” WHEN: Monday, June 14, 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Peter’s Church and via Zoom CONTACT: Paulette Hamilton, 610.509.0279 WHAT ELSE: Registration required at ccaskidaway.org. John “Crawfish” Crawford, popular coastal area ecologist, will discuss how our coastal area developed, and will include hands-on time with local flora and fauna, such as snakes, turtles, lizards, horseshoe crabs, and other marine life. Each attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for a half-day inshore fishing charter from Saltwater Charters. Additional tickets available for purchase to support CCA programs.
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, 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.
WEEKEND WORSHIP WHAT: Community Prayer and Praise Service WHEN: Sunday Evenings, 5 to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Community Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, in the back parking lot HOW MUCH: Free to all CONTACT: WHAT ELSE: Sing along with Sabin Flore in a casual environment, bond with neighbors and friends. Dress for the outdoors. Use golf carts or folding chairs. Social distancing is easy. Plenty of room for kids and dogs. Always some goodies to share. Bring masks for your comfort.
AMERICAN ENGINE-UITY 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.
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 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 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, WHAT ELSE: Learn and cultivate music skills.
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 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, or Bill Sickels, 912.598.9123 or 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 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 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, , or Sandy Haeger, 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, 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 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.
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.
SEW WHAT? WHAT: Landlovers Material Girls WHEN: Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month. WHERE: Presbyterian Church CONTACT: Janet Smart, or 757.334.3907; Sandra Grant, 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 or Kathy Silbert, 598.9566 or 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, ; Jim Smart, 787.234.3040, 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 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, 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 ; 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, . 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.