Daily Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Cruises, Moonlight Entertainment Cruises and more with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Reservations required. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.
Girl Scout values and adventures have kept the organization relevant for 100 years. If you’d like to inspire girls to become girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, consider becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. Choose the opportunity that fits your schedule. Visit gshg.org to learn more.
TUESDAYS – SUNDAYS:
Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. (912) 651-6840 or savannahchildrensmuseum.org.
Toddler 3rd Thursday at Jepson Center, 207 W York St. 10-11:30 a.m. Toddler Third Thursdays are great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with pre-school children. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions,this program allows toddlers to explore artwork from Telfair exhibitions and complete a fun-filled art project relating to their tour. A different tour and project will be offered each month. Time to play in ArtZeum is included. $5 per child + adult admission. (912) 790-8823 or telfair.org.
Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m., on Historic River Street. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
“First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at First Presbyterian Church at 520 Washington Ave. 7:30-10 p.m. A $2 minimum donation is requested to help defray the costs of renting the hall etc. The two performing acts are “Jim Wann” and “The Old Folkers”. (912) 898-1876 or savannahfolk.org.
Oyster Roast, 7-9:45 p.m. Buckets of oysters, a bar and a band! Enjoy live entertainment, full libations and great food, including tasty grill items for the landlubbers! Join us for an evening of dancing under the stars at our relaxed resort setting. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Resort Dr. (912) 201 2000 or westinsavannah.com..
Broughton Street is the place to be for some shopping, dining and other activities. Be sure to check out the Broughton Street Facebook page for more information.
“Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail email@example.com.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org.
“First Saturday on the River” on Historic River St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, a variety of vendors will offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. forsythfarmersmarket.org.
The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org.
Tybee Polar Plunge and the “Gang Of Goofs” Contest! South End of Tybee Island at the Walter Parker Pier and Pavilion starting at 12 p.m. Please plan to arrive early. Like 9-10 a.m. especially if you have not pre-registered. Traffic will be heavy so plan for a stress free entrance to the event. The parade of goofs will take place approximately 1 hour prior to the plunge. $25 admission. (912) 663-1099 or tybeepolarplunge.com.
The Art Show at the JEA, will feature the works of Ching Ma! 2013 at the JEA (5111 Abercorn St). There will be a reception on January 3, from 6-8 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.
Join the Zumba Glow Party, 8 p.m. Nonstop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. (912) 349-4902 or nonstopfitnesssav.com.
Inaugural Wormsloe Plantation 10k Trail Run, 7:30 a.m. New Year’s Resolution 5k Run Isle of Hope Bluff, 8 a.m. Group discounts not available online. Must register in person at 8511 Ferguson Ave. (912) 349-4902 or nonstopfitnesssav.com.
Yates Astro Resolution Race 5K Trail Run & Walk at Bethesda Academy Campus, 9250 Ferguson Ave. 8 a.m. 5K run through Bethesda’s picturesque campus following marsh lines, passing cattle, tree lines, goats, chicks, as well as the organic garden all along the way. Fun for the whole family and walkers invited. Proceeds go to The Women’s Board of Bethesda. (912) 429-3601 or fleetfeetsavannah.com/bethesda.
JANUARY 7-February 15
City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs Session I classes and workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, fibers, jewelry, painting and drawing. S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 or savannahga.gov/arts.
Saturday Night Out at the JEA! “Wild and Crazy Angry Birds” 6:30-10 p.m. A battle is brewing at the JEA, as the popular children’s game “Angry Birds” comes to life. A combination of battle station building and crazy chants will lead to the final showdown in crowning “The Last Bird Standing!” 5111 Abercorn St. Click here to register for Saturday Night Out or savj.org.
The Survivor Glam Squad will host the “Diamond Ball” to raise money for the Cancer Survivor Makeovers aboard the 2013 Fashion Fundraiser Cruise benefiting the American Cancer Society of the Coastal Empire. The event will be held at the Mackey House, 190 Red Gate Farm Trail, from 7-10 p.m. $40 per person and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music by Liquid Ginger, and nomination form. Cash bar and silent auction will be available. For more information and to purchase tickets, firstname.lastname@example.org or survivorglamsquad.org.
Russia Ballet Presents “CINDERELLA” at the Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 3 p.m. 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. (912) 651-6556 or SavannahCivicCenter.com.
15th Annual Musical Salute To MLK, featuring The Savannah Jazz Orchestra &
Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Band, 7 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Open to the Public. Admission is Free. (404) 997-3281 or coastal-jazz.org.
“Eating Alabama” at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, Eating Alabama is a story about why food matters. 7 p.m. (912) 525-5050 or savannahboxoffice.com.
The Historic Savannah Theatre presents “Civil War Voices.” Enjoy true stories, real words, the music and voices that shaped America performed by the cast of the Savannah Theatre. The stirring and passionate true stories of the people who lived through the greatest conflict in our nation’s history as told in their own words and woven with traditional music of the period that will inspire you in ways you never thought possible. This play is filled with the courage, sacrifice, personal suffering and triumph of the people and time that galvanized our nation, giving a perspective on the Civil War that is not contained in any history books. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com.
13th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show at the International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Friday, 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 10-7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.
The 4th annual Mountain Film on Tour Festival will be in Savannah at the Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. The tour will showcase leading independent films from around the world – the very best films of this year’s Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Military, Student and Senior discounts are available at the door with photo ID. scadboxoffice.com.
“Lawrence of Arabia” at The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. 7 p.m. This sweeping epic film directed by David Lean follows the adventures of British officer T.E. Lawrence in the Middle East. It is based on true events from his memoir the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence struggles along side the desert peoples as they fight for freedom and independence. The film is 227 minutes long and there will be a 15-minute intermission. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 with student ID or for ages 55+. (912) 525-5050 or online.
First Annual Savannah Children’s Museum Felt Festival! Come learn about the origin of wool. On Saturday, participants can make neat crafts from recycled wool sweaters, and on Sunday participants will learn basic knitting using toilet paper tubes and pencils. Free to members, Regular admission ($7.50) for non-members. Activities occurring throughout both days. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 West Louisville Rd. savannahchildrensmuseum.org.
Chamber No. 3: Piano Trio at Telfair Academy, 5 p.m. (912) 525-5050 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org.
American Traditions Competition Finals, at The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. 8 p.m. A unique competition starring this country’s best singers and music. There is no other competition like it, highlighting the various genres of American music. Contestants who have been selected by judges in NY gather from around the country to sing in the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals. Additionally some of our world famous Judges will perform on Friday night of competition week. Tickets are $62-$47. (912) 525-5050 or online.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition, an all-new powerful surge of circus entertainment! Be a part of circus history as The Greatest Show On Earth® harnesses the energy of the audience to power the performers at Savannah Civic Center – Martin Luther King Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. (912) 651-6556 or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
“Parker” (2013) at The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. 5:30 p.m. Presented by the 200 Club. Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. This film is a fundrasier for the 200 Club. Tickets are $20 each for the general public or $10 for first responders, (912) 525-5050 or online.
Young Professionals of Savannah January After Hours at The Cookie Bar & Grill at Byrd Cookie Company (Live Band Performing), 6-8 p.m., 6700 Waters Ave. (912) 695-2050 or email@example.com or ypsav.net.
JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 3:
Savannah Restaurant Week! This 10-Day celebration of Savannah’s restaurant scene pays homage to the culinary heritage that makes our city unique — and is held in tribute to the restaurants that are becoming such a vital part of Savannah’s tradition of hospitality! Each participating upscale restaurant will offer a spectacular 3-course, prix fixe dinner menu for only $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). dining.savannahnow.com.
JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 3:
The Historic Savannah Theatre presents “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” starring Hannah Dasher and Michael Zaller and featuring the fabulous Savannah Theatre Band, 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. matinees. A tribute to the country music legend Patsy Cline, featuring over 20 hit songs including “Crazy”, “Walkin’ After Midnight”, “Sweet Dreams”, “She’s Got You” and “I Fall to Pieces”. Follow her climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas, and Carnegie Hall. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com.
River Street Riverboat Company, Civil War Experience Dinner Cruise plus Fort Tour! 7-9 p.m. $84.95 adults, $79.00 seniors, $39.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be having “Animal Enrichment Day” starting at 10 a.m. Toys, scents, treats and other enrichment opportunities will be given to each of the animal exhibits on a scheduled basis. Come out and watch the animals have some fun! $5 per adult (17 years), $3 per child (4-17 years), military, and seniors. (912) 395-1212 or oatlandisland.org.
Night at the Museum, join Savannah History Museum for this fun children’s event. Kids and their parents will get to experience our museum come to life, watch Night at the Museum, and enjoy fun crafts and activities. 7-11 p.m. $12 for all Children, $5 for non-member adults, free for member adults. (912) 651-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Easter Program, The Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir invites singers to sing in this years Easter Event. If you are interested in singing, attend the organizational rehearsal at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hinesville. Singers interested in singing can contact Eleanor Hudson, email@example.com or (912) 271-7427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3:
Pulse Art Technology Festival presented by Telfair Museum of Art.
The Telfair Pulse Technology and Art Festival is the only educational festival of art and technology at a southern art museum. Funding provided by the City of Savannah. telfair.org.