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ISLAND HOPPING – April 2, 2021

WHO NEW?

WHAT: New Neighbors

WHEN: Visit www.landingsnewneighbors.com to see our calendar  

CONTACT: Visit our website or contact Milli 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: Cec Calcaterra, Landloversmembership@gmail.com 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.

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.

 

BIG BLUE MARBLE
WHAT: Earth Day Savannah Month
WHEN: The month of April
WHERE: Throughout Chatham County
CONTACT: EarthDaySavannah.org for a complete calendar of events
WHAT ELSE: This month-long event will be a celebration of Earth Day in April, featuring a mix of virtual and small in-person events.


LET’S FACE IT
WHAT: “Let’s Face it,” an art exhibit of faces and figures by Daryl Nicholson
WHEN: Now through May 4
WHERE: The Palmetto Club, the Landings
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: darylnicholson.com
WHAT ELSE: Millions of Americans are out of work and face hunger due to the pandemic. Nicholson will donate 50 percent of all sales to Feeding America. If you are looking to fill an empty space on a wall at your home or office, please consider the work, knowing that a purchase will also fill an empty stomach.

ORDER IN THE COURT
WHAT:  Skidaway Abigails/WAG Zoom Meeting
WHEN: Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
CONTACT: To learn more about Skidaway Abigails, a nonpartisan organization of progressive women, go to skidawayabigails.org or to join this meeting as a guest, contact chair@skidawayabigails.org.
WHAT ELSE:  Skidaway Abigails and our advocacy group, Women Advocating for Georgians (WAG), welcome judges Lisa Colbert, Thomas Cole, Roxanne Formey and Lindretta Kramer to discuss, “Reforming Juvenile Justice” and the Chatham County Juvenile Court.  They will share their combined experience regarding what happens when kids get in trouble with the law.


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY
WHAT: “We Remember,” photographic exhibit
WHEN: April 8 through April 30
WHERE: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Vicky Lunick, 912.355.8111
WHAT ELSE: Photos document death camps preserved throughout Poland, as well as images capturing the vibrant display of life in Israel. Marlene Seidman-Robinowich is an assistant professor of fine arts at Savannah State University and has exhibited her photographs and artist books nationally and internationally. Images also contributed by Savannah March of the Living delegates Morgan McGee, Shellie Jensen, Paige Lorberbaum, Jamie Richman, and Tova Tolman.


POWER PLANTS
WHAT: Skidaway Audubon Online Pollinator Plant Sale
WHEN: Now through April 10
WHERE: Order online at skidawayaudubon.org; Pick up at SIUMC April 17
HOW MUCH: $8 plus tax per plant, in 1-gallon pots
CONTACT: friendsofskidawayaudubon@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: More than 25 kinds of colorful, native, perennial plants for sale. All attract pollinators – butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, etc. The objective is to create havens for pollinators in residential yards and restore pollinator populations. Bring beautiful blossoms and butterflies to your yard and help restore essential habitats.

VISION QUEST
WHAT: 6th annual “Fore” Vision golf tournament
WHEN: Monday, April 12; Registration begins March 26
WHERE: The Landings Club on Skidaway Island
HOW MUCH: $500, team of 4
CONTACT: Jerry Haggerty, jerryhaggerty4@gmail.com, 912.665.4115; or Leslie Eatherly, leatherly@savannahcblv.org, 912.236.4473
WHAT ELSE: Benefits the Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision.

COAST WITH THE MOST
WHAT: CCA of Skidaway April Meeting – “The Secret Underground Water System of the Landings”
WHERE: Via Zoom
WHEN: Monday, April 12, 4 p.m.
CONTACT: Dave Devore, 330.329.6457
WHAT ELSE: Landings Association Director of Public Work Sean Burgess talks about the Landings’ underground water and lagoon systems and how all the components tie together to create the great Landings environment. Registration is required through ccaskidaway.org and “Click Here to Register.” A link to Zoom will be sent prior to the meeting. Each meeting attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for a fishing excursion led by Capt. Matt Starling. Additional tickets can be purchased through the website.

ANGELS AMONG US
WHAT: Landings Angel Investors
WHEN: Thursday, April 15, Virtual Meeting
CONTACT: Jerry Thimme, 586.1254, ejthimme@gmail.com
WHAT ELSE: This virtual meeting will discuss “The Anatomy of an Angel Investment,” explaining growth capital accumulation for and investment opportunities in early-stage venture companies.

PLAY TO WIN
WHAT: “Together for a Cure,” to benefit Mercer University School of Medicine
WHEN:  April 12 – 20; Registration opens Feb. 14
CONTACT:  Shirley Newhart, snewhart@comocast.net or Lynda Stockslager, lyndastockslager@yahoo.com
WHAT ELSE:  Expansion of Golf for a Cure fundraiser to include all court sports – tennis, pickleball, bocce and lawn croquet – and the Wellness Center. Sponsorships available, purchase of raffle tickets or tributes. Funds cancer research, the purchase of medical equipment, and the Summer Scholars Program.  


VISION QUEST
WHAT:  6th annual “Fore” Vision golf tournament
WHEN:  Monday, April 12; Registration begins March 26
WHERE: The Landings Club on Skidaway Island
HOW MUCH: $500, team of 4
CONTACT:  Jerry Haggerty, jerryhaggerty4@gmail.com, 912.665.4115; or Leslie Eatherly, leatherly@savannahcblv.org, 912.236.4473
WHAT ELSE:  Benefits the Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision

BEST SELLERS
WHAT: Village Library Spring Book Sale
WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: 1 Skidaway Village Walk, Savannah
CONTACT: Michael Sullivan at 912.598.2325
WHAT ELSE: Browse used books moderately priced, in support of the Village Library. Rain date is April 24

BALLS OF FUN
WHAT: The One Hundred Children’s Foundation Annual Great Golf Ball Drop and Elegant Picnic on the Green
WHEN: Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Green (practice range) at Deer Creek Golf Club, the Landings
HOW MUCH: $100 per person; Includes one elegant picnic dinner basket per couple; member or cash bar
CONTACT: Co-chairs Margy Hatch, margymhatch@gmail.com, and Kerry Ufford, kerryufford@gmail.com, or visit www.TheOneHundredChildrensFoundation.org
WHAT ELSE: All proceeds go to the OHCF Grants Fund. Numbered golf balls to be dropped from 40 feet may be purchased for $100 each. The ball falling closest to the designated hole wins 1st place. Prizes: 1st - $2,500; 2nd - $1,500; 3rd - $500. Maximum 0f 500 balls to be sold. You do not have to be present to win prizes.

GEECHEE TALK
WHAT: CCA of Skidaway May Meeting – “Protecting, Preserving and Improving Water Quality throughout the Ogeechee River Basin”
WHEN: Monday, May 10, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom
CONTACT: Dave Devore, 330.329.6457
WHAT ELSE: Damon Mullis, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper/Executive Director, will speak. Registration is required and available at ccaskidaway.org. A link to the Zoom feed will be sent prior to the meeting. Each meeting attendee will receive a free raffle ticket to win a fishing excursion from Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures. Additional tickets are available for purchase in support of CCA programs.

FORE THE BIRDS
WHAT: Skidaway Audubon Golf FUNdraiser
WHEN: May 23; registration deadline - May 17
WHERE: Terrapin Point and Palmetto Courses
HOW MUCH: $150 registration fee; To register, pick up entry cards at the pro shop
CONTACT: friendsofskidawayaudubon@gmail.com, or visit skidawayaudubon.org
WHAT ELSE: Entry fee includes raffle tickets. Proceeds help bring monarch butterflies back from the brink of extinction and support other projects to protect the island environment. Hole sponsorships available.

 

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 lgensamer@icloud.com
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 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.

 

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, tmckee@saintpeterssav.org
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 www.mightyeighth.org
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, 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.


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 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.


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, sandyjhaeger@gmail.com, or Sandy Haeger, sandyjhaeger@gmail.com
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, 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.


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 www.landingslandlovers.com under “Philanthropy” then “Awards” for an application and details.
CONTACT: Maryce Cunningham at 335.1717, marycejcunningham@yahoo.com
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, maxwellsgal@aol.com or 757.334.3907; Sandra Grant, sandragrant07@comcast.net 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 jmrogers341@gmail.com or Kathy Silbert, 598.9566 or kathysilbert@gmail.com
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, dickhughey1@att.net; Jim Smart, 787.234.3040, smartsville@aol.com
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 lldaymagpies@gmail.com
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, susan.schneider629@gmail.com 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 tarapacker977@gmail.com 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 Claysmith2@aol.com 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 dave.robinson16@gmail.com
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, rcmiller64@comcast.net 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 skssthomas@aol.com 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 bpmeyer63@yahoo.com 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 cobrienlynn@yahoo.com; 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, beadinglady@bellsouth.net.
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.  

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