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ISLAND HOPPING – May 19, 2023

HEAR GREAT SPEAKERS
WHAT:
Kiwanis Club of Skidaway
WHEN: Thursday mornings at 7:45 a.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Club
HOW MUCH: Free to attend; Coffee/Tea: $2.50 (Occasionally free pastries)
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.


WHO NEW?
WHAT: New Neighbors
WHEN: Visit www.landingsnewneighbors.com to see our calendar  
CONTACT: Visit our website or contact Sandy Hodge 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 / open to all Skidaway Islanders
HOW MUCH:
Each $30 membership fee covers one household of one or two adults.
CONTACT: Vicki Knapp at landloversmembership@gmail.com or visit www.landingslandlovers.com for more information.
WHAT ELSE: The membership year runs from Sep
tember 1 through August 31. Landlovers is a philanthropic and social organization dedicated to enriching the Landings community and Skidaway Island at large. Landlovers sponsors year-round social activities and fundraising events to support student scholarships and multiple non-profit service organizations.

HOUSE PARTIES
WHAT: Landlovers Cocktails with Friends
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Landlovers members’ homes
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: RSVP by Mat 10 to Becky Dominguez, beckydom61@aol.com, or Connie Rice, csrice1948@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: We are looking for people to host this evening at their homes. Please contact Becky Dominguez at beckydom61@aol.com if you would be interested in hosting some of your neighbors for the evening. Guests will be assigned to various homes, and bring an appetizer to share and their own libation. Must be a Landlovers member.

SPRING FORE-WARD
WHAT: Landlovers Spring Golf Scramble
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Terrapin Point
CONTACT: Eileen Yost, eileenyrn@gmail.com.
WHAT ELSE: An 18-hole scramble with some surprises. A wonderful dinner with steak and salmon to follow with a cash bar. To register, visit www.landingslandlovers.com/Happenings/Activities. Your club account will be charged, so no money upfront. Registration ends on May 16.

STITCHIN’ TIME
WHAT: Landlovers Stitch and Bead
WHEN: Tuesdays, May 23, June 13 and 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Members’ homes
CONTACT: Leslie Mathews at lmathews50@gmail.com to be added to email list
WHAT ELSE: We welcome crafters working on any type of needle projects – knitting, needlepoint, beading, felting, crewel and cross-stitch. Location announced by email. Landlovers membership is required.

FRENCH CONNECTION
WHAT: Landlovers Closing Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 to 9:45 p.m.
WHERE: To add intrigue, the location is secret until a few days before May 23
HOW MUCH: $85 per person includes all food and entertainment; cash bar
CONTACT: Milli Sample or Kathy Collura at landloversocials@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Say “au revoir” to the Landlovers year and “bonjour” to next year’s board at our French-themed gourmet picnic featuring a live cabaret show during dessert. White attire strongly encouraged. Register at www.landingslandlovers.com/Happenings/Socials before May 15.

FOR THE KIDS
WHAT: The One Hundred Children’s Foundation Brunch
WHEN: May 24, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Club
HOW MUCH: $40 per person
CONTACT: Email theonehundredfoundation@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Tickets available at theonehundredchildrensfoundation.org. To learn more about the OHCF, all are welcome to attend our membership brunch. Guest speaker is Billy Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire.


REEL FUN
WHAT: Coastal Conservation Association’s Kids’ Fishing Derby
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Kids Fishing Lagoon
HOW MUCH: Free to all Skidaway Island kids
CONTACT: Tom Rood @ 912.598.9753
WHAT ELSE: Please visit www.ccaskidaway.org to register
.

WHERE ART THOU?
WHAT: The Paintings of Kitt Dobry
WHEN: June 1 - 30; Opening reception June 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111
WHAT ELSE: Kitt Dobry has established herself as a local artist specializing in oils, watercolor, and graphite. She shows multiple times each year while taking on limited freelance work as she raises her son and daughter.

CARING WITH CASSEROLES

WHAT: Safe Shelter Casseroles
WHEN: June 6
WHERE: Your home
CONTACT: LLCommService@gmail.com.
WHAT ELSE: If you enjoy cooking and want to help those in need as well, we need your help providing casseroles to SAFE Shelter. On your assigned day, you make any casserole you want at your home, and we’ll deliver it to SAFE Shelter. To learn more, email LLcommService@gmail.com to get on our distribution list for more information. Must be a Landlovers member to participate.

WORSHIP WEEK
WHAT: Skidaway Community Church Vacation Bible School
WHEN: Monday, June 26 through Fri
day, June 30, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $50
CONTACT: To register, please call 912.598.0151 or visit www.skidcc.org
WHAT ELSE: Campers will engage in Bible study, games, activities, athletic activities, and learn from guest speakers as well as Pastor Jon Hauerwas and Dr. Joe Crotty. Please bring lunch and a water bottle.

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


FINANCIAL AID
WHAT: AARP Tax-Aide Program needs volunteers
WHEN: Training in Dec. and Jan.; Tax preparation starts Feb. 1 for 10 weeks; hours and days are flexible
WHERE: Chatham SW and Bull Street Libraries
CONTACT: Volunteer coordinator John Gerardi, 912.661.8705 or johngerardi@hotmail.com
WHAT ELSE: This program provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income families, as well as the elderly and people with disabilities. AARP Tax-Aide saves underserved individuals/families millions in preparation fees and helps taxpayers claim millions in refunds, which can be used to reduce poverty. Tax preparers will be trained to become IRS-certified. Volunteers are also needed to help with intake/front desk.

FRIENDLY WORDS
WHAT: Skidaway Scrabblers
WHEN: Every Thursday afternoon
WHERE: Members’ homes
CONTACT: Cathy White, cathy77024@yahoo.com
WHAT ELSE: We are a happy group of dedicated Scrabble players who enjoy a social game. Join us for a game or two and discover that you, too, may want to be a Skidaway Scrabbler.


GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
WHAT: Game Night at Skidaway Community Church
WHEN: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. beginning June 21
CONTACT: Dr. Joe Crotty, SCC program director – 598.0151, ext. 1104
WHAT ELSE: Join us for an evening of checkers, chess, Trivial Pursuit, group games, and Christian fellowship. To register, visit www. Skidcc.org.


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: Kitten food 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: With so many kittens in foster care, the Humane Society is in need of Fancy Feast canned kitten food, Purina dry kitten chow, and kitten replacement milk (such as KMR) for the neonatal bottle fed kittens. Soft fuzzy blankets would also be appreciated. Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-6:00 p.m.) or off-hours in the donation bins outside the Adoption Center on Sallie Mood Drive.


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.


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.


DUEL PURPOSE
WHAT: Skidaway Hamiltons meetings
WHEN: Every third Tuesday of the month, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, Skidaway Island
HOW MUCH: Free for members of the Skidaway Hamiltons and Skidaway Abigails
CONTACT: HamiltonsMembers@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: To learn more about Skidaway Hamiltons, a non-partisan civic-minded men’s organization, visit skidawayhamiltons.org. See the calendar for past and future 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.


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.


JUST DANCE
WHAT: Dance for fun and fitness
WHEN: Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m.
WHERE: Skidaway United Methodist Church, Bailey Hall
HOW MUCH: A $2 monthly fee will be charged to cover insurance; Landlovers membership is required
CONTACT: Marilee Dalbey (marileedalbey@gmail.com)
WHAT ELSE: Come join us in comfortable workout clothes and shoes. We will dance to popular hits, classic songs, Broadway and Latin music. Gentle standing stretches completes your workout. A signed waiver is required for all participants.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
WHAT:
Boy Scout Troop 57, for boys 10-18
WHEN: Weekly meeting Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Skidaway Community Church
CONTACT: BSA office, 927.7272
WHAT ELSE: Chartered in 1989, the troop has sponsored 80 Eagle Scouts to date. Weekly meetings, monthly outings (canoeing, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, backpacking), yearly summer camp and high adventure trips. New Scouts and transfers are welcome.

FOR LADIES ONLY
WHAT: Landlover Ladies 9-Hole Golf Group
WHEN: Tuesdays (Tee times from Chelsea system)
WHERE: Varies each week
CONTACT: Jan Rosenbaum at LandloverLadies9@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Landlover Ladies 9-hole Golf welcomes those who have a basic understanding of the rules, pace of play and have a GHIN number. Our focus is on having fun with a casual get together afterwards. The Landing Club golf and Landlovers memberships are required.

 

BUILDING BRIDGES

WHAT: Landlovers Modern Bridge

WHEN: every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Marshwood

CONTACT: Marianne Claysmith at Claysmith2@aol.com

WHAT ELSE: All participants must be members of Landlovers and a Landings Club member to participate, in accordance with Landings Club policy. The Modern Bridge group is designed to use the basic conventions, as follows: Stayman, Jacoby Transfer, Weak 2’s, Ace asking.  Joining this group assumes you either currently use these conventions, or are open to learning them.  A 15-minute brush up will start at 1:00pm, game to follow.

 

WALK AND TALK
WHAT: Landlovers “Let’s Walk”
WHEN: One hour every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 a.m.

WHERE: May – Franklin Creek, June – Delegal, July -–Oakridge
CONTACT: Email Bev Dalrymple at bevdal00@gmail.com to sign up
WHAT ELSE: Looking for walking buddies? Join our morning walking group. Walking pace is brisk but “talkable.” This is a great way to get some exercise, see the island and chat with friends. You must be a Landlovers member to participate.

READ ALL OVER
WHAT:
Landlovers Singles Co-ed Book Club
WHEN: 4th Thursday each month, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Clubhouse
CONTACT: Ray Arnold, rayjarnold@gmail.com or Marianne Claysmith, claysmith2@aol.com
WHAT ELSE: Landlovers and Landings Club membership is required.

CAN YOU CANASTA?
WHAT:
Landlovers Canasta
WHEN: Every Wednesday, 2-5 p.m.
WHERE: Marshwood Clubhouse
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: Dianne Bloom, thewinelady2005@yahoo.com
WHAT ELSE: Both women and men are welcome. Maximum 24 players and must have basic knowledge of the game. Because we play in the Palmetto Clubhouse, you must be a member of both The Landings Club and Landlovers.

SEW WHAT?
WHAT:
Landlovers Material Girls
WHERE: Skidaway Community Church
WHEN: 3rd Thursday of each month, 3 to 5 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free but you must be a member of Landlovers
CONTACT: Janet Smart at maxwellsgal@aol.com, Donna Nicol, dkn777@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 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.

LUNCH BUNCH
WHAT:
Landlovers Men’s Lunch
WHERE: Various restaurants around Savannah
WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of the month
HOW MUCH: The cost of your own meal
CONTACT: John Holmquist or Rick Armstrong, llmenslunchgroup@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: This is the eighth year of this successful men’s activity. Participants must be members of Landlovers.

ALL ABOARD!
WHAT:
Landlovers Mexican Train Dominoes, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHEN: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 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, lamilano@aol.com
WHAT ELSE: Because we play in the Palmetto Clubhouse, you must be a member of The Landings Club and Landlovers. The Byrd Room can have a maximum of 24 players. If you plan to join us, please bring a set of dominoes if you have one.

REEL MEN
WHAT:
Landlovers Men’s Action Movies, open to all Skidaway Island residents, not just the Landings
WHEN: We usually see an action movie once a month when a good movie is showing.
HOW MUCH: Movie admission
CONTACT: Dave Robinson, dave.robinson16@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: Men’s Action Movies is a friendly gathering of men who want to see movies your wife probably wouldn’t want to see. We will see a late afternoon showing and then go to a modest local eatery. Dinner is optional; RSVPs are appreciated; no dues; carpool from the Methodist Church. About five days in advance, you will receive information on the movie choices and restaurant selection. Must be a Landlovers member. Membership is open to all residents of Skidaway Island.  

BUNCO SQUAD
WHAT:
Bunco: A dice game requiring no skill but featuring fun with friends
WHEN: 2nd Wednesday each month - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Landings Association building on Landings Way South
HOW MUCH: $6 to cover room cost and prizes
CONTACT: Dianne Bloom - thewinelady2005@yahoo.com, or Barbara Capes - b_capes@comcast.net
WHAT ELSE: Landings Landlovers membership is required. Membership is open to all residents of Skidaway Island.

GREEN NO MORE
WHAT:
Landlovers Coastal Georgia Living
WHEN: First Wednesday each month, October through May, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
HOW MUCH: Annual dues are $25 individual or $30 family; Guests welcome for $5
CONTACT: Donna Bunn - donnabunn@gmail.com, or Deb Werner - debkwerner@yahoo.com
WHAT ELSE: Coastal Georgia Living, formerly known as Green Thumb Club, focuses on gardening, wildlife and the Georgia coastal lifestyle. Must be a Landlovers member. Membership is open to all residents of Skidaway Island.

SMALL WORLD
WHAT:
Landlovers Marco Polo Group
WHEN: October through May - third Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Member homes
CONTACT: Sue Souls, LLMarcoPolo100@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: The Marco Polo group is for our international friends. If you were born in or have lived at least one year (including an academic year) outside the U.S., you are eligible to join. Attendees are asked to bring an international appetizer to share as well as their own beverage and glass. Must be a Landlovers member. Membership is open to all residents of Skidaway Island.

 

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