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ISLAND HOPPING – November 1, 2019
THE NEW YOU WHAT: Are you a New Neighbors member? CONTACT: To join, go to the website and click on Membership, or contact Milli at WHAT ELSE: New Neighbors is a very active club open to any individual who lives at the Landings on a full- or part-time basis, is over the age of 21 and has never belonged to the Landings New Neighbors. The club offers more than 250 different activities, tours and events for you to enjoy. Go to to see more examples of how exciting New Neighbors can be.
GOTTA LOVE IT WHAT: Landlovers welcomes you! CONTACT: Landlovers Membership Chair, Cec Calcaterra at or 803.309.5883 WHAT ELSE: Landlovers Club is open to all Landings residents no matter how long one has lived here! Our club offers a variety of social activities and events like flea markets, house tours and garden tours. To learn more about us, visit landingslandlovers.com and click on “The Happenings” tab on the left.
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY WHAT: Landlovers Love Notes (new Landlovers mixed chorus) WHEN: Signing up now, so don’t delay! CONTACT: Marianne Claysmith, or text 505.670.2454 WHAT ELSE: Join Landlovers friends and neighbors in the new mixed chorus, Love Notes. Singers, keyboard/piano and guitar players needed and welcome, as well as other instruments. Open to Landlovers members only.
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.
DUFFERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHAT: The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services (rescheduled due to Hurricane Dorian) WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1 WHERE: The Landings Club’s Plantation Course HOW MUCH: $600 Bronze sponsorship includes one four-man team, tee sign and logo on materials CONTACT: Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027 or visit WHAT ELSE: Information on Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Tee sponsorships available on the downloadable registration form at Driving range and lunch available at noon, followed by a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. Prizes for hole-in-one on a par 3, longest drive, closest-to-the-pin, etc. Proceeds support the life-enriching programs and services of our community’s non-profit, legacy hospice, proudly serving families in the Coastal Empire for more than 40 years.
SAVANNAH SHARK TANK WHAT: Savannah SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah” Entrepreneurial Competition WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public CONTACT: Savannah SCORE Chapter Chair, Michael Siegel, at WHAT ELSE: SCORE presents its second annual entrepreneurial competition, Savannah’s kinder, gentler version of “Shark Tank.” Eight aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win more than $10,000 in cash and professional services to help them launch their business.
CAN YOU CANASTA? WHAT: Landlovers Lucky Canasta WHEN: Every Friday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22; 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Plantation Club, Hill Room CONTACT: Leanne and Jean, WHAT ELSE: Instructions offered for experienced and new Canasta players. If you are new to the game, please attend three instructional sessions. Must be a Landings Club member (in accordance with Landings Club policy) and a Landlovers member to participate.
HARVEST HELP WHAT: Landlovers Second Harvest Packing WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1, 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: America’s Second Harvest Volunteer Center CONTACT: Rebecca Walling at with questions or to volunteer. WHAT ELSE: Meet at the Methodist church by 8:15 to carpool leaving no later than 8:30 a.m. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk for hunger throughout southern Georgia. Four times a year, LL Community Service gets together on a Friday morning to to pack boxes at our local food bank. Participants must be members of Landlovers. No special skill required, just a caring heart.
THAR SHE BLOWS! WHAT: Telfair Academy Guild presents “A Whale of a Party” WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Jepson Center for the Arts HOW MUCH: General admission: $75, includes two drink tickets; Patron tickets: $125, includes open bar CONTACT: Tickets are available online at
A Whale of a Party » Telfair Museums WHAT ELSE: Reserved seating and a private curator tour at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the exhibition “Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick.” Starting with a cocktail party, plans include seaworthy entertainment, culinary fare for seafarers and landlubbers, plus the opportunity to view the exhibition starring artist Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot fabric whale, Mocha Dick.
BATH AND BODY WORK WHAT: Landlovers Community Service Toiletry Collection WHEN: Nov. 3 thru 9 WHERE: Landings Welcome Center, 1 Landings Way North WHAT ELSE: Are you traveling this fall and staying at a hotel? If you have any unused personal-sized soaps, shampoos or lotions, please consider donating them (No mouthwash or larger sized toiletries). We will take them to Social Apostolate.
TIGHT KNIT GROUP WHAT: The November Art Show at the JEA featuring work of Fiber Guild of the Savannahs WHEN: Nov. 3 to 28; reception Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m. WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. CONTACT: Vicky Lunick 912.355.8111 WHAT ELSE: The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is a group of fiber artists who share inspiration and techniques using a wide variety of fiber-related arts, including weaving, quilting, knitting, basketry, rug-making and crocheting. Members demonstrate traditional pioneer crafts at the annual festivals at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Beginners, amateurs and professional fiber artists are invited to join the guild.
MALE CALL WHAT: Landlovers Men’s Lunch Group WHEN: Monday, Nov. 4 (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.
STITCHIN’ TIME WHAT: Landlovers Stitch and Bead WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 19, 3 to 5 p.m. (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month) WHERE: Host home announced the weekend before by email CONTACT: Jayne Rogers, , or Kathy Silbert, , to sign up. WHAT ELSE: Meet with your fellow Landlovers who needlepoint, knit, crochet and bead, in members’ homes twice a month. De-stress and enjoy the camaraderie of the group as we stitch and bead on our own projects. Optional project to knit or crochet baby caps and blankets for the neonatal unit at MHUP. Please be willing to host the group at your home at least once during the year.
THUMBS UP WHAT: Landlovers Green Thumb Club WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church HOW MUCH: Annual Club dues are $25 individual or $30 family, guests are $5 CONTACT: Kate Kastner WHAT ELSE: Must be a Landlovers member. David Jarrell, president of Deep South Orchid Society, presents “What You Want and Need to Know About Orchids.” Whether you are thinking ahead to a day when you abandon outdoor gardens for indoor greenery, or just want to keep a lovely gift orchid alive, this is the talk for you. Green Thumb Club focuses on gardening, wildlife, and the Georgia coastal lifestyle. Monthly meetings begin with coffee and socializing, followed by our featured speaker. Bring your own coffee cup.
GENUINE ARTICLES WHAT: Landlovers Magpie Ladies- CAWING ALL MAGPIES!! WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Member’s homes. TBD prior to meeting and attendees will be notified CONTACT: Send any questions or RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. WHAT ELSE: Bring an interesting MAGazine or newspaper article on any topic (politics is 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. You don’t have to eat any of the PIES but the MAGazine articles are always informative and spark lots of great discussions. New members are always welcome, but participants must be members of Landlovers.
ONE MAN’S TRASH... WHAT: Friends of Skidaway Audubon: “Composting” WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church Community Hall HOW MUCH: free to members, $5 donation from non-members CONTACT: Carolyn McInerney, 912.507.3700 or WHAT ELSE: Maria Vaughn from Cor Compost on the benefits of composting and how to have a successful composting project in your backyard.
PET PROJECT WHAT: Save-A-Life Animal Welfare Agency at Abercorn Street PetSmart Charities Adopt-a-thon event WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: 11132 Abercorn St. HOW MUCH: Free to meet the rescued cats, kitten, dogs, and puppies CONTACT: Telephone: 912.598.SPAY - Please leave message with your telephone number WHAT ELSE: Won’t you give a rescued pet a chance to steal your heart? Come see Save-A-Life’s rescues at the Abercorn PetSmart store. Meet Save-A-Life’s loving, vetted rescued pets looking for their forever homes. Find your loving, furry friend.
DINNER PLANS WHAT: Landlovers Food, Friends and Fun WHEN: Saturday evening, Nov. 9 WHERE: Members’ homes CONTACT: Please RSVP by November 1 to Hannah Burtnik: WHAT ELSE: Dining group meets at members’ homes for either a sit-down dinner where the host prepares an entrée or a cocktail party where guests bring a dish to share and their own beverages. Hosts rotate monthly so everyone gets to be a host at least once. The first event is a cocktail party. Please indicate whether you are a single or couple and if you want to be guests. If you can host, please indicate how many guests you can accommodate. Maximum participation is based on the number of host homes.
BRIDGE BITES WHAT: Landlovers Second Sunday Night Buffet and Social Bridge WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10, 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Every second Sunday except December WHERE: Plantation Club HOW MUCH: $24 for the buffet charged to your TLC account CONTACT: to sign up; Call Carol and Al Stiles, 912.349.9977, or Gwen and Tom Gissendanner, 912.598.9623, for questions WHAT ELSE: RSVP by November 1. Both men and women are invited. You don’t have to bring a partner. We use bridge tallies to change partners. Attendance is limited. Must be a Landings Club member to participate.
TEA TIME WHAT: Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) Meeting WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m. - reception, 10:30 a.m. - meeting and program WHERE: Jepson Center HOW MUCH: No charge to TAG members; Members’ guests are welcome to attend CONTACT: Non-members wishing to attend, please contact Betsy McCullar, or 917.566.9101 WHAT ELSE: TAG is excited to welcome Damon Lee Fowler to our November meeting. Fowler presents “Spilling the Tea: The Rituals and Tableware of Teatime in Britain and America.” Few things in this life are as soothingly civilizing as tea, properly brewed in an actual teapot and sipped from a china cup. Unhappily, it’s a pleasure that has been all but lost to our busy modern world.
AN OFFSHORE THING WHAT: CCA of Skidaway November Meeting – “Savannah’s Offshore Fishing Business” WHERE: St. Peter’s Church WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. HOW MUCH: No charge CONTACT: Dave Devore, 330.329.6457 WHAT ELSE: Capt. Judy Helmey of Captain Judy Charter Fishing will give an update on the local offshore fishing business. The raffle prize is a half-day inshore fishing charter for two with Miss Judy Charters, fishing for trout, redfish and flounder. The prize value is $350.
ALL ABOARD! WHAT: Landlovers Trainlovers Breakfast Meeting WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. WHERE: Oakridge Clubhouse, Oak Room HOW MUCH: Individual club charges for breakfast CONTACT: Bob Miller, or 912.598.1793 WHAT ELSE: Show-and-tell, current events, 2019-20 schedule, and other items of interest. Participants must be members of Landlovers. RSVP required.
THE EYES HAVE IT WHAT: Bright-Eyedeas Low Vision Group WHEN: Wed., Nov. 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church HOW MUCH: Free to everyone with life-altering vision issues, and caregivers CONTACT: Kay Higby, 912.598.9634 for questions or a ride WHAT ELSE: Please join us for an informative presentation by Kelly Gordon from The Landings First Responders. Cards will be distributed to be filled out and left in your home to help the First Responders better do their job for us. There will be time for questions and answers.
BUILDING BRIDGES WHAT: Landlovers “Bridging the Gap” WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. (We meet every second Wed.) WHERE: Oakridge Dining Room CONTACT: Roselyn Brown, 598.0618 or and Barbara Legnini, 598.4992 or WHAT ELSE: This activity is for women who enjoy social bridge. Level of play is from advanced beginner to intermediate. All participants must be members of Landlovers and the Landings Club (in accordance with Landings Club policy). Due to limited space, sign up is required.
COMEDY TONIGHT WHAT: Rotary Comic Review WHEN: Wednesday, Nov.13, 6 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Plantation Ballroom HOW MUCH: $75 per person CONTACT: Susan Kleine, 912.598.4234 WHAT ELSE: Skidaway Island Rotary Club presents its first annual Comic Revue, a professional 90-minute stand-up comedy show supporting early childhood education and at-risk kids.
CONTINUING EDUCATION WHAT: A Community Learning Series Event : Russ Wigh presents “All about Birds” WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Armstrong Campus in the Armstrong Center, Continuing Education HOW MUCH: $20 CONTACT: 912.478.2560 WHAT ELSE: Wigh discusses local birds and shares his photographs.
HOOSIER BUDDY WHAT: 2019 Indiana Club Party WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Home of Greg and Elaine Witbeck, 10 Springpine Lane (Oakridge off Tarrow Ridge) WHAT ELSE: Please RSVP with check/$10person, made out to Hoosier Club. Tube check to Mimi and Joe Krupp at 7 Marshtower Lane. Please join us if you have ever lived, worked or gone to school in Indiana. Bring an hors d’oeuvre; wine and beer provided.
BICENTENNIAL BASH WHAT: Free concert: “Museum in the Moonlight” WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum WHAT ELSE: Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the William Scarbrough House at the 13th annual Museum in the Moonlight. Featuring Nickel Bag of Funk and food from Jim ‘n Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q. Don’t miss this free night of funky, soul music.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WHAT: Landlovers Marco Polo International Group WHEN: Monday evening, Nov. 18 (every 3rd Monday through May) WHERE: Members’ homes HOW MUCH: No cost CONTACT: Sue Souls and Deb Wilson at if you are interested in joining or would like to host WHAT ELSE: If you were born or have lived for at least one year (or an academic year) outside the U.S., you are eligible to join Marco Polo. Group members host, bring an appetizer to share, and bring their own beverages. Participants must be members of Landlovers.
SHUTTERBUGS WHAT: Landlovers Photography Club WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3:45 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Skidaway Island United Methodist Church HOW MUCH: Club dues are $20 annually; Must be a Landlovers member CONTACT: or Amy Collings: 912.598.9745 WHAT ELSE: “How to Photograph Birds” with Russ Wigh, who is known for his high-speed bird photography, especially hummingbirds in flight. He enjoys shooting in black and white, and has taught photography at Georgia Southern. His award-winning photos have been widely displayed, and he was recently recognized by Friends of Skidaway Audubon for his work as a Citizen Scientist. The club helps members, ranging from beginners to experts, improve their skills and enjoy photography. Interesting speakers and monthly field trips are planned. For more info: www.landloversphotoclub.wordpress.com.
TAG IN THE DARK WHAT: TAGatNIGHT WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Savannah Art Association Gallery, 232 Bull St. HOW MUCH: TAG members and their guests are welcome to attend
CONTACT: Non-members desiring to attend, please contact Betsy McCullar, or 917.566.9101 WHAT ELSE: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while appreciating all that is offered at the Savannah Art Association Gallery.
BUNCO SQUAD WHAT: Landlovers Bunco WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The meeting room at TLA offices HOW MUCH: $6 in singles to be used as prizes and to cover the room fee CONTACT: RSVP to email@example.com. HOW MUCH: $6 in singles to be used as prizes and to cover the room fee WHAT ELSE: Since we are at TLA offices, club membership is not required. TLA reserves the right to reschedule us since TLA business takes precedence. They will try to give us 24-hours’ notice. Unless you hear otherwise, we will meet at 6 p.m. to set up the room and socialize prior to playing. Drinks in covered containers are allowed. Must be a member of Landlovers.
SEW WHAT? WHAT: Landlovers Material Girls WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 21, 3 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Presbyterian Church CONTACT: Janet Smart, or 757.334.3907, Sandra Grant, or 912.349.0616 WHAT ELSE: Whether you are an experienced quilter or new to the craft, please 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. Landlovers members who are interested in quilting are welcome.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR WHAT: 2nd Annual #HonorMark 5K Run, Walk and Kids Fun Run WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Hutchinson Island HOW MUCH: $35/per adult until Oct. 31 WHAT ELSE: Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are encouraged to sign up for this celebratory event at: If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please email purpose of the #HonorMark race is to continue Mark Hummeldorf’s legacy of service and sacrifice by giving back to the community he served. Hummeldorf served in the Marine Corps for four years, and as a firefighter/paramedic for Southside Fire and EMS, Savannah Fire Rescue, and Parris Island Fire Rescue. Unfortunately, our community lost this hero on November 22, 2017.
AW, SHUCKS WHAT: Ocean to Table: Georgia Oysters and Clams WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle HOW MUCH: $32 CONTACT: Kayla Clark at 912.598.3345 or WHAT ELSE: Visit for more information. Register online by Oct. 30. Learn about oysters and clams at the Shellfish Research Lab on Skidaway Island. Not only are these types of shellfish nutritious and delicious, but they are important for healthy coastal ecosystems, as they create habitat and filter water. Tour the state’s first oyster hatchery and talk to experts in seafood safety and food sciences while sampling roasted oysters and clams. This class is part of the Ocean to Table series of seafood workshops for adults in coastal Georgia.
BENEFIT FOR BAHAMA WHAT: 4th Annual “Wine for Wheels” Charity Party Benefitting the Wheelchair Foundation WHEN: Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: 27 Seawatch Drive, the Landings, Skidaway Island HOW MUCH: $75 per person. Purchase tickets or donate on-line at CONTACT: , or call 925.285.1918 WHAT ELSE: The devastation from Hurricane Dorian hit the two areas in the Grand Bahamas, Freeport and Abaco, where our wheelchairs were sent after our “Wine for Wheels” event last October. This year, we are focused on providing 280 wheelchairs to differently-abled Bahamians who need mobility and hope as they embark upon the difficult task of recovering and rebuilding their lives and communities.
DOMESTIC HELP WHAT: 8th annual Giving Gala for SAFE Shelter WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 5:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: The Plantation Club, the Landings CONTACT: For further information, visit WHAT ELSE: Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence every year, and the costs of intimate partner violence in the U.S. alone exceed $5.8 billion annually. SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is a 501(C)3 non-profit United Way Member Agency. Approximately 25 percent of its annual revenue is dependent upon private contributions and fundraising efforts.
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.
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.
EX-URBAN WHAT: OSU Alumni Club of Savannah’s Buckeye football game watch parties WHEN: The festivities start at a half an hour before each game WHERE: Coach’s Corner, 3016 Victory Dr., Thunderbolt WHAT ELSE: Alumni, fans, and friends, please join the OSU Alumni Club of Savannah’s Buckeye football game watch party. Cheer on the Buckeyes while they win each game! For questions or to get future game watch emails contact us at or check out and like our “Savannah Buckeyes” Facebook page, GO BUCKS!
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 member club.
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.
BON APETIT WHAT: Landlovers Food, Friends and Fun WHERE: Members’ homes CONTACT: Hannah Burtnik or 404.579.4718
WHAT ELSE: This dining group meets at members’ homes for either a sit-down dinner where host prepares an entreé for 6 to 8 fellow Landlovers, with each attendee bringing part of the meal, or for cocktail parties where guests bring a dish to share and their own beverage. Host will rotate monthly so everyone gets to be a host at least once and a guest many times.
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.
BODY AND SOUL WHAT: Exercise Classes at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church WHEN: Mat Pilates on Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:15-10:15 a.m.; Sit-Fit on Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. WHERE: SIUMC, 54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah CONTACT: For more information or to register, please visit or call 912.598.8460. WHAT ELSE: For church members and non-members alike, two monthly exercise programs designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. Classes are led by Elena Bennett, an ACSM-certified exercise instructor.
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.
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.
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: Every two to three weeks, as posted WHERE: Landings Harbor Marina CONTACT: Penny Farley, WHAT ELSE: We are a lively group of dachshund owners who love to get together for dog fun....and a glass of wine!
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.