Events

Paintin’ the Fence

June 20-22: Paintin’ the Fence Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 3 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. ADULT: $12 MILITARY: $10 CHILD: $10 SENIOR: $10 For more info: http://www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org/

Old Fort Jackson Family Campover

Experience history firsthand in a 207-year-old National Landmark! During the Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, children will train as soldiers from the American Revolution and participate in a reenactment of the 1778 Battle of Savannah. Adults will train as Civil War soldiers and learn the drill for the 12 pound howitzer, our historic cannon, and fire the…

Fire In The Choir Concert

NOVEMBER 24:Liberty County Mass Choir Singing “I’m AMAZED” Music of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Free Community Concert. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, General Stewart Way, Hinesville, GA. 3 p.m. (912) 876-2744 or stphilipshinesville.com.

Chamber Concert No. 2 American Influence

“Chamber Concert No. 2 American Influence” at Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., 5 p.m. 20th Century celebration featuring chamber music from celebrated composers including William Grant Still and Arnold Cooke. (912) 525-5050 orsavannahphilharmonic.org.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE! 7:30 p.m. at The Johnny Mercer Theatre at The Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. Now in its 5th year of touring multiple simultaneous productions, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil” according to the New York Daily News and “stuffed with so…

Kevin Barry’s Thanksgiving on the River

Celebrating 33 years; Kevin Barry’s Pub is located on the west end of historic River Street in beautiful Savannah, GA. Offering traditional Irish and American cuisine for lunch, dinner, and we serve a full menu until 2:00 am! Join us on our balcony overlooking the Savannah River and watch the ships come in to the port while enjoying a Guinness or enjoying a delicious lunch. While you are on our 2nd floor take a stroll through the Hall of Heroes and pay tribute to our heroic men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Have a seat in our music room located on our first floor and enjoy live Irish and American folk music every night beginning at 8:00 pm! Or, sit at the bar have a pint, a cocktail, or a shot made by the best bartenders in Savannah, GA (if not the whole world) Say hello to a stranger. Make a new friend. Fall in love. Or, just enjoy the company of people you already know!

5th Annual United Way Turkey Trot presented by SouthCoast Medical Group

NOVEMBER 28:Over 1,000 experienced runners and amateur weekend athletes will take in beautiful Daffin Park and enjoy a fun, fast 4 Mile Run/Walk, Kids K (0.62 mile; ages 12 & under) and Diaper Dash (ages 3 & under). This event will feature awards for top male and female in each age group categories during a…

Murphy’s Law Thanksgiving

Looking for somewhere to go Thanksgiving night to relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail with old friends, new friends or to met new people… Come to Murphy’s Law!!! Laid back place to hang out and grab a beer or a bite. With a nice friendly staff and a good mix of college kids and tourists alike. Opening at 9pm…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Fort Pulaski Hosts Thanksgiving Field Day

NOVEMBER 30:Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862, the event will recreate the field day offered by the 48th New York Infantry to celebrate their first Thanksgiving in Fort Pulaski. Everyone is encouraged to participate in foot races, sack races, and wheelbarrow races. Amusements of the day will…

Nutcracker in Savannah at the Lucas Theatre

The Nutcracker in Savannah at the Lucas Theatre! The holiday season is about tradition and there’s no better way to kick-off the holiday spirit than by joining Clara as she goes from a fabulous holiday party set in 1940’s Savannah to a dream unlike any other. If this isn’t a tradition for you and your…

Columbia City Ballet Presents “Nutcracker”

Columbia City Ballet returns with “Nutcracker” on tour at the Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20-$42. As part of its 50th anniversary season, the Columbia City Ballet will bring “The Nutcracker” to the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah for a dazzling, full-scale performance on Saturday. Featuring a cast of professional…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

Visit the Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre, since 2004, has provided Savannah’s young actors and actresses with a place to call home, and our 2013 season has more performance opportunities than ever. So whether you are returning to Savannah Children’s Theatre for the one millionth time, or just getting started in our zany world of theatrics, we encourage you…

Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. Hours School Year Hours Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm The Fun Stuff: All of the exhibits in our children’s museum are meant to be touched, climbed…

Cannon Firings

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.

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

Visit the Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre, since 2004, has provided Savannah’s young actors and actresses with a place to call home, and our 2013 season has more performance opportunities than ever. So whether you are returning to Savannah Children’s Theatre for the one millionth time, or just getting started in our zany world of theatrics, we encourage you…

MOMSNext Meeting

MOMSNext Meeting 10-11:30 a.m. First and third Monday of each month. Islands YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. MOMSnext invites moms to come, just as they are, to experience personal growth and practical help relevant to mothering during the school-aged years. Childcare provided upon request. For more information, call 912-898-4344 or email [email protected]

“ Sk8 … A Day in My Shoes ”

The Olson Family of Savannah – A Letter from Pamela Olson, October 29, 2013.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to change sugar and starches into energy. Diabetes can affect all organs in the body. There is no cure for diabetes, and it can cause many serious health problems. Insulin enables children with diabetes to stay alive, but does not prevent the devastating effects that can occur such as heart attacks, kidney failure, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and amputations.

On April 1, 2005 our son, Anders, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Fortunately, this disease is manageable as long as we test his blood glucose at least 4-6 times a day, watch his carbohydrate intake and give him insulin each time he eats. Over the past 8 ½ years, Anders has endured over 20,000 finger pricks, injections and site changes. This continues to be a part of our daily routine and will be a part of his life until a cure is found. He was put on a pump at the age of 5. He wears it like a beeper, and it connects to his body. The pump gives insulin throughout the day to keep his blood glucose regulated. When he eats we type in the amount of carbohydrates, and the pump delivers an extra dose of insulin. This amazing piece of equipment has allowed Anders to endure fewer injections and helps keep his blood glucose under better control. Anders is a trooper and has handled his disease with bravery and grace. Although, this disease can be overwhelming, it has become second nature to our family. It took time for us to accept this and learn how to care for Anders.

On July 3, 2013 our younger son, Grady, was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I never dreamed I would have one child with a life-threatening disease, and now I have two. It has been eight years since we have had a newly diagnosed diabetic. Although, my sons are living with the same disease, their needs are different. We have to keep records of the boys’ blood glucose levels and their carbohydrate intake. As they grow and their bodies change, so do their insulin needs. There is no cookie cutter solution to caring for children with type 1 diabetes. Insulin affects everyone differently. Two children the same age, height, weight, and gender will not have the same needs when it comes to diabetes. I learn something new every time we visit the doctor, and I have to be constantly aware of what my children are eating, how much exercise they are getting, how many times they are testing their blood glucose and how much insulin they are getting. When their blood glucose is too high or too low, it affects the way they behave, their attitude, their ability to focus, their ability to sleep and can cause pain and discomfort. In a typical day, we test both boys 4-6 times, count carbohydrates for everything they eat and drink, give them insulin through a pump or injections. During the year, we see the pediatrician at least once, the endocrinologist at least four times, and the eye doctor at least once. Both boys must have blood work completed at least once per year to test for other problems that may arise. Children with diabetes are more likely to develop other diseases such as thyroid disease, celiac, and high cholesterol.

This summer we learned that Anders had developed hypothyroidism. In addition to his injections and finger pricks, he now takes thyroid medication. It is a constant battle, and we must be proactive each day. We cannot take the day off because diabetes never takes a break. We have to think about the boys’ diabetes no matter what we do. They must take their medical supplies to school, to friend’s houses, out to dinner, and on trips. Diabetes goes with them to birthday parties, camp, and to their grandparents’ house. It takes a separate bag just to pack medical supplies for a day out. We must have enough for a typical day with us at all times, and then add a few extra just in case.

Learning to care for their medical needs is the easy part. Dealing with the psychological effects is difficult. Anders was about seven when he realized that he was the only one at school dealing with this disease. He has had so many questions over the past eight years. He always wants to know why he has diabetes. It is difficult for the boys to understand why they are different than their friends. I try to be encouraging and answer their questions, but I do not know all of the answers. I often wonder if I am giving them the best advice. I can’t count the number of times the boys have told me that they do not want to have diabetes.

Diabetes affects other people as well. When we eat away from home we must know the carbohydrate count for the meal. If we don’t know it prior to going to the restaurant a manager, waiter, or chef will need to help us get it. In this situation, we are asking them to go above and beyond. We have to make sure there is always someone who knows how to care for their medical needs. Teachers, camp counselors, friends’ parents, and grandparents must all be trained to test blood glucose, count carbohydrates, and administer insulin. My boys cannot attend any function without a parent unless someone is willing to help care for them and is properly trained. As the boys have gotten older, they are learning to care for their own needs. However, it is still important to have a trained adult to oversee their needs.

Diabetes will always be a part of our lives. My hope is that my husband and I will give the boys the tools they need so they will be able to care for themselves through their teens and into adulthood.”

Chairman of the event, local businessperson Jim Cifrino, says “It’s about time people understood the challenges faced by many kids who are born with diabetes to do the kinds of things non-diabetic kids can do – like roller skating for example.

“The fact is that today a young person with diabetes is able do all the things a normal kid can do. Sure, blood glucose needs to be monitored and living with diabetes presents special challenges but let’s all understand that medical science has come a long way in the past 50 years so that today an early diabetes diagnosis does not necessarily restrict a child’s choice of activity. ADA has been instrumental in raising the funds required to improve our understanding of the disease and to provide the funds for on-going research.”

This event is one of the many public awareness events taking place to bring attention to diabetes during American Diabetes Month. For more information visit www.diabetes.org/savannah or contact Jim Cifrino, Event Chair, at (843) 757-6248 or Suzanne Willis, Associate Manager for the ADA, at (912) 353-8110 ext. 3093 or [email protected]

Thank you,
Suzanne Willis
Associate Manager

American Diabetes Association
5105 Paulsen Street, Ste C-236
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 353-8110 ext. 3093
www.diabetes.org/savannahstepout
www.facebook.com/adasavannah

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

Visit the Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre, since 2004, has provided Savannah’s young actors and actresses with a place to call home, and our 2013 season has more performance opportunities than ever. So whether you are returning to Savannah Children’s Theatre for the one millionth time, or just getting started in our zany world of theatrics, we encourage you…

Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. Hours School Year Hours Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm The Fun Stuff: All of the exhibits in our children’s museum are meant to be touched, climbed…

Tour the Lucas Theater

Have you ever wanted to walk on the Lucas Theatre stage? Now you can! Tours of the Lucas Theatre are available most days. Availability is occasionally limited by event requirements. In general, free self-guided tours are available, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Guided tours are $4 per person and available by reservation, or by walk-up when events…

Fused Glass Ornament Workshop

Fused Glass Ornament Workshop Saturday, Dec 7, 10am – 1pm Dept. of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry Street Create a holiday ornament or two in this glass fusing workshop. Students will cut and layer glass that will be fired in the glass kilns. All skill levels are welcome. Open to student ages 15 and up.…

The Small Business Council Smart Luncheon

The Small Business Council Smart Luncheon takes place at the Savannah Morning News auditorium on Tuesday, December 3. Tony Bernados, vice president of digital media sales at Morris Communications, will share 10 mistakes every salesperson should avoid. Networking: 11:30 am; program: Noon – 1 pm; parking is complimentary. Cost: $11 for Chamber members. Contact: Stephanie…

Salvation Army Conservatory Classes for the Performing Arts

Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road. Classes in drama, brass, woodwind, vocal, dance, guitar and piano. All ages. Cost: $6 per lesson, fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, call Lt. Shauntrice 912-352-8366.

Buy Local Savannah Year-End Holiday Party

Have you heard?  It’s time for the Buy Local Savannah year-end holiday party on December 3rd.  The evening also doubles as a Community Food Drive on behalf of America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 3, at at 175 West Bay St, 6 – 9 pm. Members $20; Non-members $30,…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Christmas Pottery Sale

For the 25th year, Armstrong art faculty and students commemorate the holidays with a two-day only Christmas Pottery Sale. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. Mario Incorvaia, (912) 344-2556 or finearts.armstrong.edu.

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. Hours School Year Hours Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm The Fun Stuff: All of the exhibits in our children’s museum are meant to be touched, climbed…

Tour the Lucas Theater

Have you ever wanted to walk on the Lucas Theatre stage? Now you can! Tours of the Lucas Theatre are available most days. Availability is occasionally limited by event requirements. In general, free self-guided tours are available, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Guided tours are $4 per person and available by reservation, or by walk-up when events…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Christmas Pottery Sale

For the 25th year, Armstrong art faculty and students commemorate the holidays with a two-day only Christmas Pottery Sale. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. Mario Incorvaia, (912) 344-2556 or finearts.armstrong.edu.

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

Visit the Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre, since 2004, has provided Savannah’s young actors and actresses with a place to call home, and our 2013 season has more performance opportunities than ever. So whether you are returning to Savannah Children’s Theatre for the one millionth time, or just getting started in our zany world of theatrics, we encourage you…

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014 Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5-7pm. The Art Exhibit and Sale presents works created by students who have participated in Culutral Affairs classes and workshops from January – November 2013 as well as works by this year’s instructors and Cultural Affairs…

Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. Hours School Year Hours Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm The Fun Stuff: All of the exhibits in our children’s museum are meant to be touched, climbed…

Tour the Lucas Theater

Have you ever wanted to walk on the Lucas Theatre stage? Now you can! Tours of the Lucas Theatre are available most days. Availability is occasionally limited by event requirements. In general, free self-guided tours are available, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Guided tours are $4 per person and available by reservation, or by walk-up when events…

Thrift and Gift

Thrift and gift store 10 a.m.-2 p.m every Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Elizabeth’s Attic, 16491 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill. Jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children’s toys and games are available. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, call 912-727-2664.

Salvation Army Conservatory Classes for the Performing Arts

Salvation Army Conservatory of the Performing Arts 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road. Classes in drama, brass, woodwind, vocal, dance, guitar and piano. All ages. Cost: $6 per lesson, fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, call Lt. Shauntrice 912-352-8366.

Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Show in Savannah

Tickets for comedian Dave Chappelle’s upcoming show in Savannah go on sale at 5 p.m December 5th.  Chappelle will appear at the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.  He is best know for his role in the 1998 film “Half Baked” and his popular sketch comedy series, “Chappelle’s Show.” The…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014 Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5-7pm. The Art Exhibit and Sale presents works created by students who have participated in Culutral Affairs classes and workshops from January – November 2013 as well as works by this year’s instructors and Cultural Affairs…

Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade

Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. First Saturday Festivities, regional arts and crafts and live Holiday entertainment highlights this Multicultural Holiday Celebration! This festival offers unique shopping in an old world setting of charm and history! The official arrival of Ol’ St. Nick and the magic of the Lighted Parade begins…

Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. Hours School Year Hours Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm The Fun Stuff: All of the exhibits in our children’s museum are meant to be touched, climbed…

Tour the Lucas Theater

Have you ever wanted to walk on the Lucas Theatre stage? Now you can! Tours of the Lucas Theatre are available most days. Availability is occasionally limited by event requirements. In general, free self-guided tours are available, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Guided tours are $4 per person and available by reservation, or by walk-up when events…

March into the Holiday Spirit at the First Friday Art March

Savannah’s most exciting monthly art walk is right around the corner, just in time for holiday shoppers looking for high quality, locally made gifts.    This December’s Art March features a dozen restaurants, galleries, and boutiques all south of Forsyth Park. Park in the Desoto Ave. parking-lot and either walk, bike, or take the trolley to…

Tae Kwon Do Classes FREE

Free Tae Kwon Do classes are being offered at the Kayton Frazier Boys & Girls Club 5 p.m. Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 801 Brewer St. These classes are for boys and girls ages 6-18. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean self-defense system. It is great for children because it teaches respect, self-discipline, self-defense and it…

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents “Bell, Book and Candle”

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents Bell, Book and Candle, by John van Druten, at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014 Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5-7pm. The Art Exhibit and Sale presents works created by students who have participated in Culutral Affairs classes and workshops from January – November 2013 as well as works by this year’s instructors and Cultural Affairs…

Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade

Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. First Saturday Festivities, regional arts and crafts and live Holiday entertainment highlights this Multicultural Holiday Celebration! This festival offers unique shopping in an old world setting of charm and history! The official arrival of Ol’ St. Nick and the magic of the Lighted Parade begins…

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) was founded in 2009 by six women who came together with the intention of supporting their common vision of a local food system that is good for the health of all people and the environment. They merged with the existing Starland market and sought permission from the city to allow a farmers’ market in historic Forsyth Park. The first market was on May 9th, 2009. The FFM was conceived and planned to provide all members of Savannah’s community a welcoming, inclusive place to purchase local food and address food access issues. Despite some logistical challenges, Forsyth Park was chosen because it is a beautiful, public place in Savannah where everyone feels welcome. The founders made a special effort to seek out vendors from all backgrounds and conduct outreach to a wide variety of people. FFM, Inc. is currently in the process of applying for a 501c3 designation.

From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75% of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. The founders also sought to address food access by opening the market with a token system that allow shoppers to use SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps). The FFM was one of the first independent, farmers’ markets in the nation to institute this system. By partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP purchases and by conducting outreach to those community members who utilize SNAP the FFM has had the second highest SNAP sales at a farmers’ market in the state year after year.

Organizers envision a farmers’ market that is a strong hub of community activity that supports many aspects of a healthy local food system. To that end, there are many ways to participate in the market besides buying and selling. The market partners with health advocates, garden enthusiasts, community builders and a variety of other groups. There is a designated education and outreach space at each market. Please check out our “get involved” page to see who you can deepen your understanding of and participation in the transformation of our food system.

Mission
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Vision
The FFM envisions a sustainable, local food system that promotes the health of individuals, farmers and the community.

Tybee Island to host 2nd annual Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour

DECEMBER 7:Kick off the holiday season with bright beach colors and historic cottages collide. Homes featured on this the second annual tour of Tybee Island’s historic cottages with renowned interior designer Jane Coslick. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to 10 unique cottage & chic homes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at North Beach…

Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. Hours School Year Hours Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm The Fun Stuff: All of the exhibits in our children’s museum are meant to be touched, climbed…

Clay Bells & Whistles Workshop

Clay Bells & Whistles Workshop Saturday- Dec. 7, 10am – 1pm Dept. of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry Street Make music from mud! Join us for a clay bell and whistle workshop where we will be designing and constructing musical instruments utilizing basic hand building techniques and simple tools. A variety of finishing techniques will…

Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour

Mark your calendars now for the Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour returning to Tybee Island on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10 am – 3 pm. Visit ten of Jane’s adorable cottages decked out in their holiday best. All proceeds benefit Humane Society of Greater Savannah’s programs including the community low cost spay neuter clinic. Tickets…

Drop and Shop at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

December 7:Drop the kids off at Oatland Island Wildlife Center for “Drop and Shop” on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Your kids will have a fun filled afternoon exploring the animals along the trails and making crafts while you do your holiday shopping. Reservations and pre-payment are required. (912) 395-1500 or oatlandisland.org for…

Thrift and Gift

Thrift and gift store 10 a.m.-2 p.m every Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Elizabeth’s Attic, 16491 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill. Jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children’s toys and games are available. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, call 912-727-2664.

Cannon Firings

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.

An INSTANT Christmas play starring you and your family

DECEMBER 7:Come and be a part of the cast of Bethlehem Bound from rehearsals to cast party all in one evening! Free, fun, and a great way to start off your Christmas season! First Christian Church 711 E. Victory Dr. (912) 236-8271 to register. [email protected] for additional questions.

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents “Bell, Book and Candle”

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents Bell, Book and Candle, by John van Druten, at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from…

Tybee for the Holidays!

November 30, 2013 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays
Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Best Decorated Businesses Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our nostalgic island.
December 1, 2013 Floating Christmas Parade Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade!
December 6, 2013 Lights on for Tybee Time: 6:30pm HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy!
December 7, 2013 Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour Take time during the holiday rush to view ten uniquely “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick
December 7, 2013 Tybee Island Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade especially during the holidays! The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Ocean Plaza)
December 21, 2013 7th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Ride Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure’ de Lights ride will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside
December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!
January 1, 2014 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2014!

Edward Jones’s Artwork

Edward Jones’s artwork will be available for viewing from at the JEA the entire month of December. There will be a reception at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street)on December 8, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.

Visit the Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre, since 2004, has provided Savannah’s young actors and actresses with a place to call home, and our 2013 season has more performance opportunities than ever. So whether you are returning to Savannah Children’s Theatre for the one millionth time, or just getting started in our zany world of theatrics, we encourage you…

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale

1st Student Instructor Staff Exhibition & Art Sale December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014 Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5-7pm. The Art Exhibit and Sale presents works created by students who have participated in Culutral Affairs classes and workshops from January – November 2013 as well as works by this year’s instructors and Cultural Affairs…