February, 2014

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ONGOING:
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.

ONGOING:
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.

MONDAYS:
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 [email protected] or savannahbarbershoppers.org.

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.

TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS:
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 allow. The tours take approximately 20 minutes. Groups are encouraged to make reservations in advance. Group rates are available. Erin, (912) 525-5023.

THIRD THURSDAY:
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.

FIRST FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
“First Friday & Saturday on the River”! 4-10 p.m. (Friday); 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Saturday); on River Street. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.

FIRST FRIDAY:
Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m., on Historic River Street. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.

FIRST FRIDAY:
“First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., from 7:30-10 p.m. $2 donation. savannahfolk.org.

FIRST FRIDAY:
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.

FIRST FRIDAY:
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.

SECOND FRIDAY:
“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 protected].

FRIDAY:
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.

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:
“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.

SATURDAYS:
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. (912) 484-0279 or forsythfarmersmarket.org.

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.

SECOND SUNDAY:
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.

FEBRUARY 1-2:
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.

FEBRUARY 1-2:
Disney’s “Tarzan” presented by Savannah Children’s Theatre. Friday nights at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Student, Senior and Military prices available! Savannah Childrens Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.

February 1:
Critz Tybee Run Fest! 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile Run. You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 events – whichever you choose. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles – a full marathon. CritzTybeeRun.com.

FEBRUARY 2:
The Savannah Philharmonic presents “Chamber Concert No. 4 Baroque Hour” 5 p.m., at Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. (912) 232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org.

FEBRUARY 5:
HAIR! 7:30 p.m. at The Johnny Mercer Theatre at The Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” (912) 651-6557 or broadwayinsavannah.com.

FEBRUARY 7-9:
Disney’s “Tarzan” presented by Savannah Children’s Theatre. Friday nights at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Student, Senior and Military prices available! Savannah Childrens Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.

FEBRUARY 8 & 9:
Colonial Faire and Muster, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wormsloe State Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Take your family back in time to the site of one of the earliest and most beautiful colonial-era plantations of the Georgia coast. This popular annual living-history event features costumed re-enactors and vendors offering students and adults a taste of the excitement and adversity of life for the first settlers of colonial Georgia. Highlights of this weekend-long event include cannon and musket firing; blacksmithing, craft, and cooking demonstrations; Native American and slave life interpretations; and period music and dance. An hourly schedule of events will be available upon arrival at Wormsloe. Free and open to the public. (912) 353-3023 or gastateparks.org/Wormsloe.

FEBRUARY 9:
Super Museum Sunday, 12–4 p.m. Multiple Savannah-area sites! Georgians and visitors alike experience our area’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. From Statesboro to Darien, over 40 cultural institutions throughout coastal Georgia participate in this popular annual GHS family event. Georgia State Railroad Museum & Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 West Louisville Rd. Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. Free and open to the public. georgiahistory.com.

FEBRUARY 12:
2014 Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade, 10:30 a.m. Thousands of costumed local elementary school children march behind their hand-made banners in commemoration of Georgia’s founding in 1733. A colorful parade of students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed characters is preceded by a military color guard and marching band. Beginning at Forsyth Park and continuing around all five squares of Bull Street, the procession culminates with a program in front of City Hall, where the mayor and other officials bring greetings and present awards for the annual Banner Competition. Free and open to the public. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com.

FEBRUARY 13-16:
7th Annual Savannah Book Festival will take place over the Presidents Day Weekend in Savannah’s historic Telfair Square. (912) 598-4040 or [email protected] or savannahbookfestival.org.

FEBRUARY 14-16:
Savannah Irish Festival! Stroll through Savannah, the historic hostess city, and enjoy the largest Irish Festival in the South! Join us for a fun-filled weekend as we kick-off the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festivities with our celebration of Irish culture featuring Traditional Irish Music, Irish Dancing, and plenty of laughter. Four stages of continuous live entertainment bring fun for the entire family. (800) 351-7469 or visit savannahirish.org.

FEBRUARY 14:
Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden, 5 to 7 p.m., with ceremonies every 10 minutes. Get married in the museum’s beautiful courtyard garden and make it a Valentine’s Day to remember! A local judge will officiate. Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St., Columbia Square. $100 donation to the museum per couple. (912) 236-8097 or davenporthousemuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 14:
Annual Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony! Let your spouse know you’d do it all over again. Join us as Rev. William Hester leads a romantic, moving ceremony renewing your marriage vows. Prizes from City Market shops will be awarded in various categories, such as couple married the longest, with the most children, etc. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. and will be held outside in the courtyard, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at an alternate location in the City Market area. (912) 232-4903 or savannahcitymarket.com/events.

FEBRUARY 15:
2014 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala! The Georgia Historical Society’s premiere annual fund-raising event and the exciting finale of the Georgia History Festival is the annual Trustees Gala. Each year, this elegant and much-anticipated event draws Georgia’s top business and civic leaders to honor and pay tribute to the best our state has produced. Reservations required. Hyatt Regency, 2 W. Bay St. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com.

FEBRUARY 21-23:
Southern Women’s Show at The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center! Shop, taste, learn and live at the Southern Women’s Show. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $9 at door, $8 on-line, $7 at participating Kroger locations. Youth (6-12), $5, under 6 free with paying adult. Sponsored by WTOC, Savannah Morning News, and Memorial University Medical Center. To order tickets or for more information (800) 849-0248 or visit SouthernWomensShow.com.

FEBRUARY 21:
The Savannah Philharmonic presents “Handel’s Messiah” 7:30 p.m., at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E Harris St. (912) 232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org.

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 2:
14th 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.