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ISLAND HOPPING – May 20, 2022

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.

ABSTRACT THINKING

WHAT: “An Intuitive Journey Within,” featuring the artwork of Dell Belew
WHEN: May 1 – 31; reception May 8, 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912-355-8111
WHAT ELSE: Dell Belew’s “intuitive” paintings venture into trying new things and changing the focus, concentrating on texture.

STRIKING OIL
WHAT: “An Unexpected Journey,” exhibit by Todd Bergert
WHEN: Now through Tuesday, May 31; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (daily, except Mondays)
WHERE: Plant Riverside District, Grand Bohemian Gallery, 400 W. River St.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT ELSE: A self-taught artist, Todd Bergert utilizes the Flemish technique, a method of layers of thin coats of paint over a detailed drawing. The result is a glossy appearance with vibrant colors. His subjects range from everyday objects to animals and portraits.

GLASS MASTER
WHAT: Ronald Martinez Art Exhibit
WHEN: Now through Tuesday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
WHERE: The Mansion on Forsyth Park Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Carmen Aguirre, Carmen.Aguirre@kesslercollection.com or 912.721.5007
WHAT ELSE: Savannah artist Ronald Martinez is May’s featured artist in the 4th annual Savannah Series showcasing local artists. Martinez’s hand-blown glass creations will be on display.

GARDEN STATE GOLF
WHAT: Landings Garden Staters Club Golf tournament and dinner
WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. shotgun; 5:30 p.m. cocktails followed by dinner
WHERE: Palmetto golf course and Palmetto Club for cocktails and dinner
HOW MUCH: $51.36 per person charged to your club account; bar charges additional
CONTACT: RSVP to landingsgardenstaters@gmail.com. Any questions, contact Beth Silady at 912.349.7437
WHAT ELSE: Let us know if you’re signing up for golf and dinner or dinner only. If you don’t want to golf, join us for dinner with NJ friends. If you haven’t already joined Garden Staters, 2022 dues are $10 per person. Checks payable to NJ Garden Staters and tubed to Beth Silady, 7 Rookery Road (Palmetto).

PLANT BASED SOLUTIONS
WHAT: Landlovers Plant Strong of Skidaway Island
WHEN: Monday, May 23, 7:00 pm
WHERE: Simone Heyman’s home, 12 Wesley Crossing
HOW MUCH: Free but Landlovers membership is required.
CONTACT: Please RSVP to Simone at simoneheymanwfpb@gmail.com if you will be coming
WHAT ELSE: Mike Stevenson will be leading the discussion of Dr Michael Greger’s How Not to Die. You do not have to read the book to be involved in the conversations, just come and learn. Open to all Skidaway Islanders.

CAN YOU CANTORI?
WHAT: I Cantori Ukraine benefit concert
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Robert Harris, 912.925.7866
WHAT ELSE: Join us for our first concert in two years as we honor the brave people of Ukraine. Donations are gratefully accepted.


DOWN BY THE RIVER
WHAT: Memorial Day Weekend celebration
WHEN: Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30
WHERE: Plant Riverside District, 400 W. River St.
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
WHAT ELSE: The four-day celebration offers free live music as well as live aerial performances by Cirque Divina, and food and drink options for all ages. Nightly fountain shows featuring patriotic music and a special salute to our armed forces at 9 and 10 p.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.


‘CUE THE MUSIC
WHAT: Cookout at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 11.30 a.m.
WHERE: St Peter’s, 3 West Ridge Rd.
CONTACT: Trevor Walker, trvrwlkr19@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: All are welcome. Bouncy house and live music.


NEWTON’S LAW
WHAT: Artwork of John Newton
WHEN: June 1 through June 30
WHERE: JEA, 5111 Abercorn St.
CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111
WHAT ELSE: John Newton is a self-taught artist who lives in rural Effingham County. Fascinated by the vivid colors associated with Hispanic culture, Newton combines acrylic paints with aluminum cans and bottle caps to create his mixed media works.


PERFECT HARMONY
WHAT: “Summer Harmonies,” a mixed barbershop chorus concert
WHEN: Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.
HOW MUCH: $20
CONTACT: Tickets at Tybee post theater.org
WHAT ELSE: 13th Colony Sound is a non-profit  mixed chorus singing in the a cappella barbershop style in the greater Savannah area. “Summer Harmonies” is a tribute to songs past and present showcasing the sounds of summer. The full chorus and several quartets will harmonize favorites from the 1940s to today.


THE COAST WITH THE MOST
WHAT: Coastal Conservation Association of Skidaway June meeting – “Estuarine Fish Monitoring Cooperative”
WHERE: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
WHEN: Monday, June 13, 7 p.m.
CONTACT: Paulette Hamilton, 610.509.0279
WHAT ELSE: The speaker is Rachel Guy, Ph.D., currently serving as the research and monitoring program coordinator for the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR).



KEEP ‘EM FLYING
WHAT: Remembering the Fallen: 26,000 Flags | One Mission
WHEN: starting Tuesday, May 24
WHERE: National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Pooler
CONTACT: To volunteer, visit https://www.mightyeighth.org/flagsforthefallen/
WHAT ELSE: Volunteers are needed to help place 26,000 48-star WWII-era flags in the Memorial Garden. The display will run Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30.

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:  This program helps underserved communities by offering free tax preparation. No experience necessary. Volunteers include greeters/screeners and tax preparers.

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.


SPEAK EASY
WHAT:
Savannah Speech and Hearing Center’s “Speak Easy”
WHEN: Every Friday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Savannah Speech and Hearing Center - 5414 Skidaway Rd.
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Jenna Harcher, 912.355.4601 or jharcher@speechandhearingsav.org
WHAT ELSE: A support group for survivors of stroke or traumatic brain injury and their family or caregivers. Participants work on improving and maintaining skills associated with speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Due to Covid-19, masks are currently required.

BE A DECENT DOCENT
WHAT: Become a historical interpreter
WHEN: Part-time – Monday thru Saturday, 10-4; or Sundays, 12 noon -4 p.m.
WHERE: The Andrew Low House Museum, 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Square
HOW MUCH: $9.50 per hour
CONTACT: Chris Sergi, Education and Programs Manager Andrew Low House csergi@andrewlowhouse.com or 912.233.1828 ext.102
WHAT ELSE: The Andrew Low House is searching for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with a love of history to serve as guides and educators to represent our museum.


SHALOM
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.


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.



 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.


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. 


 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.


BODY AND SOUL
WHAT: Mat Pilates and Sit-Fit exercise classes at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (SIUMC)
WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mat Pilates, 9:15-10:10 a.m.; Sit Fit: 10:15-11:10 a.m.
WHERE: Bailey Hall at SIUMC, 54 Diamond Causeway
HOW MUCH: $5 per class for 8 or more classes per month. $6.25 per class for 7 or fewer classes per month.
CONTACT: For more info or to register, call  Elena Bennett, ACSM-certified fitness instructor at 404.510.6042
WHAT ELSE: Mat Pilates participants must bring an exercise mat and be able to get up/down from the floor. Sit-Fit participants should wear athletic shoes. Everyone should bring a water bottle.


 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.


 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.

 

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.


BATH AND BODY WORKS

WHAT: Landlovers Community Service Toiletry Collection    
WHERE: Drop-off location is on the front porch at 2 Moonrise Circle, Deer Creek
CONTACT: llcommservice@gmail.com, Carol Stiles at carolstiles@gmail.com, or Sue Souls at smsouls@gmail.com

WHAT ELSE: If you have any unused hotel soaps, shampoos or lotions, please consider giving them to Social Apostolate. It works with poor, homeless and disabled people in different ways including providing showers for those in need. No mouthwash or larger sized toiletries, please.

 BUNCO SQUAD
WHAT: Landlovers Bunco, Open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just he Landings
WHEN: Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Landings Association meeting room
HOW MUCH: $6 in singles to be used as prizes and to cover the room fee
CONTACT: Eileen Yost at eileenyrn@gmail.com.
WHAT ELSE: Landlovers membership is required but since we are at TLA offices, Landings Club membership is not required. TLA reserves the right to reschedule us and will try to give a 24-hour notice. Unless you hear otherwise, we will meet at 6:30 pm to allow time to set up and socialize before the games begin. Drinks in covered containers are allowed.


CAN YOU CANASTA?
WHAT: Landlovers Canasta, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHEN: Every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Clubhouse, main dining room
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Patti Heleva at landloverscanasta@gmail.com to be added to the email list.
WHAT ELSE: Maximum 24 players and must have basic knowledge of the game. Because we play in the Palmetto Clubhouse, Landings Club and Landlovers memberships are required.


ALL ABOARD!
WHAT: Landlovers Mexican Train Dominoes, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHEN: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Clubhouse’s Byrd Room. Because we play in a clubhouse, Landings Club membership is required.
HOW MUCH: Free but Landlovers membership is required
CONTACT: Laurie Milano at lamilano@aol.com
WHAT ELSE: Food and beverages are available from the bar. Maximum 24 players. Please bring a set of dominoes, if you have one.


SHUTTERBUGS
WHAT: Landlovers Digital Photography Club, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHEN: Monthly field trips TBA
WHERE: Somewhere outdoors
COST: Free but Landlovers membership is required
CONTACT: Amy Collings at landloversphotoclub@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Please visit www.landingslandlovers.com/activities for more information regarding the Photography Club


REEL MEN
WHAT: Landlovers Men’s Action Movies, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHEN: Subject to COVID restrictions and availability of movies of interest
WHAT ELSE: Men’s Action Movies is a friendly gathering of men who want to see late afternoon movies and then grab a bit to eat. Dinner is optional, RSVPs are appreciated, no dues, carpool from the Methodist Church. About 5 days in advance, you will receive information regarding the movie choices and restaurant selection.
HOW MUCH: Movie admission
CONTACT: Dave Robinson at dave.robinson16@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Landlovers membership required


SEW WHAT?
WHAT: Landlovers Material Girls, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHERE: Skidaway Community Church
WHEN: Third Thursday of each month, 3 -5 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free but Landlovers membership is required
CONTACT: Janet Smart at maxwellsgal@aol.com or Sandra Grant at sandragrant07@comcast.net
WHAT ELSE: Whether you are an experienced quilter or new to the craft, please join us for handwork, conversation, and networking. Bring a project you are working on, show and tell, or just come to socialize and learn about local quilting.


LUNCH BUNCH
WHAT: Landlovers Men’s Lunch
WHEN: To be determined
WHERE: Various restaurants around Savannah
HOW MUCH: The cost of your own meal
CONTACT: Dick Hughey, dickhughey@att.net, Jim Smart, smartsville@aol.com, or Rick Armstrong, armstrp@hotmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Our 8th year! The only requirements are that you live on Skidaway Island and are a member of Landlovers.  www.landingslandlovers.com/join.


STITCHIN’ TIME
WHAT: Landlovers Stitch and Bead, open to all Skidaway Island residents
WHEN: Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Members’ homes (locations announced by email)
CONTACT: To be included on the list to receive notices, please contact Leslie Mathews at 616.550.7057 or at lmathews50@gmail.com.
WHAT ELSE: Every kind of needlework is featured, from knitting to needlepoint, crewel, beading, etc. We enjoy sharing our projects and tips on techniques and resources.