Events

Annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding

Oatland Island Wildlife Center will hold its’ annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Travel back in time for an old fashioned Georgia tradition with music, food, crafts and games. Adults $7 children $5. Oatland Island Wildlife Center 711 Sandtown Rd 31410 (912) 395-1212 or (912) 395-1500 or oatlandisland.org for…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

The Thirteenth Annual Cathedral Heritage Gala

The Thirteenth Annual Cathedral Heritage Gala! This yearly event is dedicated to preserving the integrity and soundness of the architectural icon that is The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. All proceeds to benefit The Cathedral Heritage Endowment Fund of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Join us at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, 207…

24th Annual Winterfest Honor Band Concert

24th Annual Winterfest Honor Band Concert, 7 p.m. at Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Joining forces with Armstrong’s Wind Ensemble and under the direction of guest conductor Frank Wickes, Louisiana State University director of bands, emeritus, these talented high school students band together for three intense days of rehearsals culminating with one very…

Masquers theatre troupe presents “The Amen Corner”

Partnering with Savannah State University’s Players by the Sea, the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre (Armstrong AMT) Masquers theatre troupe presents 8 performances of The Amen Corner, a comic drama in three-acts by celebrated American novelist and playwright, James Baldwin. When: November 7-9; 7:30 p.m. November 10; 3 p.m. November…

25th Annual Christmas Made in the South!

Carolina Shows, Inc. has been involved in the arts & crafts community for well over 30 years, winning numerous awards such as Sunshine Artist’s “200 Best”. Carolina Shows’ mission is to provide professional artist and craftsmen with an economical venue to display and sell their works, as well as further the appreciation and understanding of the arts.
The shows are unique, featuring hundreds of artists & master craftsmen. Everyone attending the show will have the opportunity to meet & talk with talented craftsmen & artists. The show goers enjoy interacting with the craftsmen, learning their techniques and the inspiration behind their work. Picking out decorative objects and designs that add unique interest to the home is a common practice at Christmas Made in the South as well as gift buying for that hard to shop for friend or family member.
Come see functional and sculpted pottery; graceful blown glass oil lamps; one-of-a-kind personalized ornaments for your trees; floral centerpieces; astonishing gemstone enhancers and glass beaded jewelry; tapestry for your holiday table; the ever popular seasonal decorations for outdoors and painted furniture which shows no signs of slowing popularity. Bring your appetite too! Enjoy specialty coffees, Savannah Cinnamon, She-Crab Soup & lots more…

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

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.

Masquers theatre troupe presents “The Amen Corner”

Partnering with Savannah State University’s Players by the Sea, the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre (Armstrong AMT) Masquers theatre troupe presents 8 performances of The Amen Corner, a comic drama in three-acts by celebrated American novelist and playwright, James Baldwin. When: November 7-9; 7:30 p.m. November 10; 3 p.m. November…

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

13th Colony Sound’s Barbershop Harmony Society

13th Colony Sound, Savannah, Georgia’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets on Monday nights at 7 p.m., at Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt. (912) 344-9768 or savannahbarbershoppers@gmail.com or savannahbarbershoppers.org.

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

Tour the Lucas Theatre!

The Beginnings

Arthur Lucas and architect C.K. Howell opened the Lucas Theatre in December 1921. The theater’s design was a culmination of more than two years of collaboration between Lucas and Howell, and combined Lucas’ favorite architectural details from the Greek revival, Adams-inspired, Art Deco and Neoclassical periods. Lucas owned more than 40 theaters in the South – six of them in Savannah – but the Lucas was the only one to bear his name. From the outset, he intended the Lucas to be a “preminent amusement palace.” He was also very community-oriented. He wrote numerous essays about art and theatre’s place in people’s lives. He wrote letters of welcome to new residents and newborn children in Savannah.
– See more at: http://lucastheatre.com/the-theatre/#sthash.f0YI77pc.dpuf
Today

The Lucas Theatre reopened in December 2000 with a screening of “Gone with the Wind,” and in the following months hosted Broadway shows and famous musicians. Although show attendance was high, the operation of the building proved too expensive to sustain on its own. The Savannah College of Art and Design recognized the theater as an important cultural asset in the community, and formed a relationship with The Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The theater’s future is now assured by the college’s support, which allows for a wide range of community uses in addition to top-notch local and international entertainment such as opera, orchestras, country stars, traveling repertory companies and film series.
– See more at: http://lucastheatre.com/the-theatre/#sthash.f0YI77pc.dpuf

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

Tour the Lucas Theatre!

The Beginnings

Arthur Lucas and architect C.K. Howell opened the Lucas Theatre in December 1921. The theater’s design was a culmination of more than two years of collaboration between Lucas and Howell, and combined Lucas’ favorite architectural details from the Greek revival, Adams-inspired, Art Deco and Neoclassical periods. Lucas owned more than 40 theaters in the South – six of them in Savannah – but the Lucas was the only one to bear his name. From the outset, he intended the Lucas to be a “preminent amusement palace.” He was also very community-oriented. He wrote numerous essays about art and theatre’s place in people’s lives. He wrote letters of welcome to new residents and newborn children in Savannah.
– See more at: http://lucastheatre.com/the-theatre/#sthash.f0YI77pc.dpuf
Today

The Lucas Theatre reopened in December 2000 with a screening of “Gone with the Wind,” and in the following months hosted Broadway shows and famous musicians. Although show attendance was high, the operation of the building proved too expensive to sustain on its own. The Savannah College of Art and Design recognized the theater as an important cultural asset in the community, and formed a relationship with The Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The theater’s future is now assured by the college’s support, which allows for a wide range of community uses in addition to top-notch local and international entertainment such as opera, orchestras, country stars, traveling repertory companies and film series.
– See more at: http://lucastheatre.com/the-theatre/#sthash.f0YI77pc.dpuf

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

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…

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

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…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

2013 Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

2013 Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise! We have two Thanksgiving Dinner Cruises. The early one boards at 1 p.m. and sails from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The later cruise boards at 5 p.m. and sails from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Traditional Holiday Buffet! $54.95 per adult, $34.95 per child (ages 4-12), children 3 and under, Free. 9 East River…

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!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

Tour the Lucas Theatre!

The Beginnings

Arthur Lucas and architect C.K. Howell opened the Lucas Theatre in December 1921. The theater’s design was a culmination of more than two years of collaboration between Lucas and Howell, and combined Lucas’ favorite architectural details from the Greek revival, Adams-inspired, Art Deco and Neoclassical periods. Lucas owned more than 40 theaters in the South – six of them in Savannah – but the Lucas was the only one to bear his name. From the outset, he intended the Lucas to be a “preminent amusement palace.” He was also very community-oriented. He wrote numerous essays about art and theatre’s place in people’s lives. He wrote letters of welcome to new residents and newborn children in Savannah.
– See more at: http://lucastheatre.com/the-theatre/#sthash.f0YI77pc.dpuf
Today

The Lucas Theatre reopened in December 2000 with a screening of “Gone with the Wind,” and in the following months hosted Broadway shows and famous musicians. Although show attendance was high, the operation of the building proved too expensive to sustain on its own. The Savannah College of Art and Design recognized the theater as an important cultural asset in the community, and formed a relationship with The Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The theater’s future is now assured by the college’s support, which allows for a wide range of community uses in addition to top-notch local and international entertainment such as opera, orchestras, country stars, traveling repertory companies and film series.
– See more at: http://lucastheatre.com/the-theatre/#sthash.f0YI77pc.dpuf

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

Live Music- Dolphin Reef Restaurant

Live Music every Friday night at the Dolphin Reef Restaurant, located at the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, Tybee Island. (912) 786-7777 or oceanplaza.com.

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!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

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…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

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…

Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise

2013 Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise! Experience the annual Holiday Parade of Lights from the best seats in Savannah with Savannah Riverboat Cruises! See every boat up close as you take part in the procession along the Savannah River. Enjoy an assortment of delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres, Riverboat rum punch, live entertainment, front row seats…

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!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

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…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

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!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

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…

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

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 kymmccarty@hotmail.com.

“ 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 suwillis@diabetes.org.

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

13th Colony Sound’s Barbershop Harmony Society

13th Colony Sound, Savannah, Georgia’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets on Monday nights at 7 p.m., at Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt. (912) 344-9768 or savannahbarbershoppers@gmail.com or savannahbarbershoppers.org.

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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!

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Visit the Savannah Children’s Theatre

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Fused Glass Ornament Workshop

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Salvation Army Conservatory Classes for the Performing Arts

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Buy Local Savannah Year-End Holiday Party

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Christmas Pottery Sale

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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!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition!

13th annual Gingerbread Village & Competition! Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations! The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Come view this spectacular display in the Westin lobby. Free and open…

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.

Remembering Our Fallen

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5:The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court,…

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…

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.

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!