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ISLAND HOPPING – March 20, 2020
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.
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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.
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME WHAT: Landlovers Foundation Grants WHEN: Accepting applications until April 6 CONTACT: Bonnie Kelly, 1 Caisson Crossing HOW MUCH: Free application WHAT ELSE: Landlovers provides philanthropic support for nonprofit groups and service organizations that provide cultural and educational programs for residents of Skidaway Island. Application forms can be found on landingslandlovers.com under the heading “philanthropy.”
HISTORY LESSON WHAT: “We Remember” exhibit to remember the Holocaust WHEN: Opens Thursday, April 2 WHERE: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. HOW MUCH: Free CONTACT: Jamie Richman, , 912.355.8111 WHAT ELSE: A new exhibition, curated by Marlene Seidman-Robinowich, of photographs by Savannah delegates to the 2019 International March of the Living, with writing and art from local high school and middle school students, and butterflies decorated by the community.
RAISE A RACQUET WHAT: Special Pops Tennis and Beyond WHEN: Saturday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Creek Sports Complex CONTACT: 404.395.8691 or visit Specialpopstennis-savannah.com WHAT ELSE: Enriching the lives and well being of athletes with different abilities, this program focuses on tennis and pickleball instruction, health/nutrition, and socialization.
PORSCHE PARTY WHAT: Porsche Club of America event to benefit Savannah/Chatham CASA WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m. WHERE: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, 1 Resort Dr. HOW MUCH: $85 per person CONTACT: Visit savannahcasa.org/grandprixde to purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities WHAT ELSE: This event’s ticket sales and silent auction will support Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates’ mission of recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for permanency in the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.
RED ALL OVER WHAT: Kiwanis Blood Drive WHEN: Monday, April 6, 2 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Fellowship Hall WHAT ELSE: Visit RedCross.org to schedule your appointment - use the keyword SIUMC.
GENERALLY SPEAKING WHAT: James Edward Oglethorpe: A Life lecture series presented by The Learning Center of SCI WHEN: Mondays, April 6 through May 1, 2 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway HOW MUCH: series: $60 TLC members, $90 visitors; individual lectures: $10 TLC members, $15 visitors CONTACT: Debbie Hornsby, 912.236.0363 or WHAT ELSE: Lecturer - Roger Smith.
A CENTURY OF PROGRESS WHAT: 19th Century American Experience lecture series presented by The Learning Center of SCI WHEN: Mondays, April 6 through May 11, 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway HOW MUCH: series: $60 TLC members, $90 visitors; individual lectures: $10 TLC members, $15 visitors CONTACT: Debbie Hornsby, 912.236.0363 or WHAT ELSE: Various lecturers.
COOK’S TOUR WHAT: Captain Cook in Life and Explorations lecture presented by The Learning Center of SCI WHEN: Monday, April 6, 5 p.m. reception followed by 5:30 p.m. lecture WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway HOW MUCH: $15 TLC members, $20 visitors; add $5 within one week of lecture CONTACT: Debbie Hornsby, 912.236.0363 or
FIRST IMPRESSIONS WHAT: Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) WHEN: Monday, April 13 - 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 Betsy McCullar, or 917.566.9101 WHAT ELSE: SCAD professsor, Andrew M. Nedd, PhD will present “The Impressionist: Diversity and Controversy.” The artists who exhibited as part of the group that came to be called the Impressionists is a much larger, more diverse and divided association of personalities than many realize.
DOMESTIC HELP WHAT: Shredding event to benefit SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church HOW MUCH: a tax-deductible donation to Safe Shelter is appreciated WHAT ELSE: Bring your sensitive documents to be shredded on site at this annual event, to benefit local efforts to curb domestic violence.
EARTHLY DELIGHT WHAT: The Savannah Earth Day Festival, 20th anniversary WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 12 noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: Daffin Park HOW MUCH: Free CONTACT: Lisa Goodman, WHAT ELSE: This year marks the 20th anniversary of Savannah’s Earth Day Festival, as well as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day worldwide. To celebrate this milestone, we are reaching out to the youth in our community to add their voices to the global, youth-led environmental movement happening right now. We will be gathering and featuring the work of these youth through a student showcase and competition called “Our Earth, Our Future.”
GETTING YOUR PHIL WHAT: Savannah Philharmonic: Saturday Night’s Fever concert WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. HOW MUCH: Tickets are $35; To purchase tickets, please visit CONTACT: Please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org, call 912.232.6002, or e-mail WHAT ELSE: Saturday Night’s Fever is an energy-packed concert featuring songs of the decades, from Gershwin to Coldplay.
MOSTLY MOZART WHAT: Savannah Philharmonic: Mozart’s Requiem concert WHEN: Saturday, May 2 WHERE: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. HOW MUCH: Tickets start at $25, with VIP tickets available for $80 CONTACT: www.savannahphilharmonic.org, call 912.232.6002, or e-mail WHAT ELSE: Mozart’s Requiem will feature artistry from conductor Keitaro Harada, four esteemed soloists, and the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
TEE TIME WHAT: Skidaway Audubon FUNdraiser golf tournament WHEN: Monday, May 11 WHERE: Plantation and Palmetto, The Landings Club HOW MUCH: $145 all-inclusive entry fee CONTACT: or visit skidawayaudubon.org WHAT ELSE: Benefits critical wildlife initiatives on Skidaway Island, including a new project to bring the monarch butterfly back from the brink of extinction. The event features wildlife themed chip-and-putt challenges with prizes, lots of mulligans, 20 great prizes to be raffled, plus a hole-in-one grand prize of $10,000.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BREAKFAST CLUB 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.
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
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.
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.
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, WHAT ELSE: A fun play date for you and your dachshund(s). Meet other owners and their special friends.