COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Email your event at least two weeks in advance to calendar@savannahnow.com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section in chronological order as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0365. See a complete list of events online at savannahnow.com.

 

AUG. 13

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Free guided tours of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begin today at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Aug. 13. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Free vessel safety check

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Savannah, performs free vessel safety inspections: Aug. 13, Savannah Yacht Club, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., O’Brien. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at savannahaux.org or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or gscuorzo@aol.com.

‘Broadway VOICES: Make ’em Laugh’

The Savannah VOICE Festival will present “Broadway VOICES: Make ’em Laugh” at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 E. Henry St. Tickets: $55 at savannahvoicefestival.org.

Donation drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will collect donations through Aug. 18 for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year. Donations accepted of nonperishable food items, including peanut butter, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, mac and cheese, cereal, juice boxes and water during business hours.

Seafood & Spirits Festival

The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival which benefits the Savannah Harbor Foundation, will be from Aug. 17 to 20 at the The Westin Savanah Harbor. Cost varies. Info: gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com.

Fundraiser for LIFE Inc.

Southern Summer Nights is a fundraiser for Living Independence for Everyone Inc. The benefit is from 6 to 9 pm. Aug. 19 at the Alee Shrine Temple Arena, 100 Eisenberg Drive. Dinner, dancing, music by Chuck Courtenay. Tickets: $35 at lifecil.com.

Public can comment on transportation amendments

The Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at MPC Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St. The public can comment through Aug. 22 on proposed amendments to the 2015-18 transportation plan posted at thempc.org/Dept/Tran. Info: 912-651-1466.

School supplies collected at Planet Fitness

School supplies are being collected through Aug. 31 at the Eisenhower Drive and Ogeechee Boulevard Planet Fitness locations. The school supplies will be distributed through the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club.

Children, families with cancer fundraiser

Patrick’s Ride, a bicycle ride of 140-plus miles, will be Oct. 21 from Savannah to Augusta. Proceeds benefit children and families with cancer at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital and the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Each rider must raise at least $140. Donate/register: patricksride.com. Info: Robyn Rotunda at 912-350-8992 or Rotunro1@memorialhealth.com.

AUG. 14

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

Learn how to buy a home

Rep. Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs will host the Dream Program at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Southside Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. There will be two programs at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Learn how to raise you Beacon Score to a minimum score of 624 and qualify for down payment assistance up to $16,000 to purchase a home. Free. Info/register: 404-656-7859 or 912-436-5325.

AUG. 14-21

Learn about the solar eclipse

Learn about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and get a free pair of viewing glasses (while supplies last) during a special program at the following Live Oak Public Libraries: 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at Bull Street Library, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Oglethorpe Mall Library, 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Southwest Chatham Library, 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Springfield Library and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at Garden city Library. Details: liveoakpl.org/solar-eclipse

AUG. 14-Sept. 11

Free beginner bridge lessons

Free beginner bridge lessons will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14, 21, 28 and Sept. 11 at Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Sandfly. Info: 912228-4838, bridgewebs.com/savannahclubs.

AUG. 15

Tybee council meeting, workshop

Tybee Island mayor and council will hold a special city council meeting and workshop at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the city hall auditorium. Info: 912-472-5080. Discussion on $100,000 funding for additional dune sand. Immediate following meeting, workshop to discuss capital items.

AUG. 16

Tybee Development Authority to meet

Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Board of Directors to meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

AUG. 17

Savannah City Council meeting

Aug. 17 and 31. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

Seafood & Spirits Festival

Coastal Chef’s Table will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in the grand ballroom, The Westin Savanah Harbor. Part of the Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival which benefits the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Cost: $125 at ourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com

Women leaders summit

AWWIN’s Women Leaders Keeping It “Herstory” summit will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Coastal Georgia Center. AWWIN assists single women and their children. Keynote speaker Savannah-Chatham schools Superintendent Ann Levett. Free and open to the public but must register at awwininc.org, 912-659-0241 or on Facebook.

AUG. 17, 19

Be an early 19th century dancer

The Davenport House social dance program will meet from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 and 19 at the Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. Dance mistress Elizabeth Albe will provide free instruction to those new to the program and are willing to become volunteers. These dance volunteers perform at museum programs. New participants welcome. Info: info@davenporthousemuseum.org or call 912-236-8097.

AUG. 18

Seafood & Spirits Festival

Last Blast of Summer Lowcountry Picnic will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18 at River Lawn & Esplanade of the The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Part of the Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival which benefits the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Cost: $35 at gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com

An Evening with David Olney

Concert with legendary Americana singer-songwriter David Olney at 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $20 at tybeeposttheater.org.

AUG. 19

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in- person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be at the Rincon Branch Library, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Seafood & Spirits Festival

AquaCurean Challenge will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Part of the Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival which benefits the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Cost: $55 at gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com

‘Lost & Found’ free movie on Tybee

The City of Tybee Island will show the movie “Lost & Found” at no charge at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 19 at Memorial Park on Butler Avenue, Tybee Island. Part of its Movies in the Park. Bad weather takes the movie inside the Tybee Island YMCA gym. Info: cityoftybee.org

Learn about wildlife attractions

The Dolphin Project is holding an educational program at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at The Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Kimberly Andrews, UGA Odum School of Ecology, will discuss “Fatal (but natural) attractions inspiring connections with wildlife without staging conflict.” Cost: $10, RSVP: Thedolphinproject@gmail.com or 912-657-3927.

Tybee City Limits

Tybee City Limits with Kris Youmans Band and Abe Partridge at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $15, $10 children, at tybeeposttheater.org.

Federation of the Blind to meet

The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Thomas Francis Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. Info: President McArthur Jarrett at 419-349-2651.

Ballroom dancing

USA Dance Chapter #6069 Savannah will meet Aug. 19 at Salón de Baile, 301 U.S. 80, Pooler. Rumba lesson at 7 p.m. Social dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission: USA Dance members $10, nonmembers $15 single or $25 a couple. Bring refreshments. Info: usadancesavannah.com or Linda Grimes at lagrimes78@gmail.com.

Fundraiser for LIFE Inc.

Southern Summer Nights is a fundraiser for Living Independence for Everyone Inc. The benefit is from 6 to 9 pm. Aug. 19 at the Alee Shrine Temple Arena, 100 Eisenberg Drive. Dinner, dancing, music by Chuck Courtenay. Tickets: $35 at lifecil.com.

Learn about the solar eclipse

Learn about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and make a pinhole projector at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Islands Library. Details: liveoakpl.org/solar-eclipse

Welcome the horse party

Faith Equestrian Therapy Center will hold a homecoming party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to welcome the Gypsy Vanner horse won in a public voting contest held by Path International Registered Centers. FETC is a Path registered center. Gypsy Vanners are known for their gentle disposition. All who voted are invited. Light refreshments and cake. RSVP at 912-728-3728, 912-655-1480 or Facebook.

Ogeechee Riverkeeper annual meeting

Ogeechee Riverkeeper will hold its 2017 annual meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Love’s Seafood, 6817 Chief O.F. Love Road. Open to the public. Annual awards presented. Tickets: $15, $5 children 2 to 12, free for children under 2. Includes hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Info: ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

Jazz on the Grass at Holy Spirit

Enjoy jazz on the lawn at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th St., featuring Victor Raspberry of Jacksonville, Fla. Guest musicians welcome to provide additional musical selection. Info: 912-233-5354

Leopold’s birthday block party

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St., will celebrate its 98th year with a block party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Birthday cake cut at 3 p.m. in front of the shop. Single scoops are 98 cents all day. Chance in the photo booth to win a year of free ice cream. Music, games, kid’s zone, dancing in the street. Oatland Island animals. Dixieland Cruisers classic car show.

Beach High class of ’57 to meet

The Alfred Beach High School of 1957 will meet at noon Aug. 19 at the Ralph Mark gilbert Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Blvd. Plans being made for the 60th reunion, including a banquet, picnic and other activities.

Savannah Woodcarvers to meet

Savannah Woodcarvers will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Ave. Beginner and experienced woodcarvers welcome. Info: 912-858-2335.

AUG. 19-20

Free vessel safety check

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Savannah, performs free vessel safety inspections: Aug. 19, Kings Ferry, Rte 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Scuorzo; Aug. 20, Turner’s Creek Ramp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Deloach. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at savannahaux.org or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or gscuorzo@aol.com.

Arts, crafts, entertainment festival

Unity in the Community will hold a dog stroll during its weekend event 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 19 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 on River Street. Come with your dog and win a prize for best outfit and personality. Bouncy house, bungee jumping and more entertainment. Info: 912-495-8838 or UnityntheCommunity@hotmail.com.

AUG. 20

Seafood & Spirits Festival

Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Aqua Star Seafood in the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Part of the Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival which benefits the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Cost: $65 at gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com

Free to see museums with African American programs

Local museums with African American programs will have free admission from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Locations: Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House, The Davenport House Museum, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives.

YMCA classes for kids

West Broad Street YMCA is accepting applications for its pre-k classroom which is a lottery program with limited spaces available. Also accepting applications for Early Learning Center. Teachers have background checks, certified in first aid /CPR and all training require by Bright from the Start. Registration/info at West Broad Street YMCA front desk, 1110 May St.; 912-233-1951

School supplies collected at Planet Fitness

School supplies are being collected through Aug. 31 at the Eisenhower Drive and Ogeechee Boulevard Planet Fitness locations. The school supplies will be distributed through the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club.

Tribute to jazz violin legends

Ricardo Ochoa’s Tribute to the Legends of Jazz Violin will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Benjamin M. Tucker Pavilion at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Coastal Jazz Association members and students with ID free. Nonmembers: $20 at eventbrite.com.

Public can comment on transportation amendments

The Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at MPC Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St. The public can comment through Aug. 22 on proposed amendments to the 2015-18 transportation plan posted at thempc.org/Dept/Tran. Info: 912-651-1466.

AUG. 21

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

AUG. 22

Learn about ginger, turmeric’s effect on health

Verdant Kitchen Co-Founder and CEO Ross Harding will present “The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health” at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Pkwy. Part of the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. Free lunch/registration required at healthysavannah.org.

AUG. 23

Learn about Easter Seals services

Hear Easter Seals staff and our SCCPSS Department of Specialized Instruction discuss Easter Seals services from 10 to noon Aug. 23 at the Eli Whitney Complex Professional Learning Center, 2 Laura Ave. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Includes information on respite and family support services available and applications for families to apply. Free. Open to residents in Chatham and surrounding counties. RSVP today to Juliet.Hardeman@sccpss.com or 912-395-1329

Public can comment on transportation amendments

The Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at MPC Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St. Agenda: proposed amendments to the 2015-18 transportation plan posted at thempc.org/Dept/Tran. Info: 912-651-1466.

AUG. 24

Girls Night Out at the Movies

Girls Night Out at the Movies with “Roman Holiday” at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $10, includes glass of wine and pack of hankies, at tybeeposttheater.org.

AUG. 25

Tybee Lighthouse sunset tours

Aug. 25. Tybee Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Experience the lighthouse after hours. The 90-minute tour includes a climb to the top of the lighthouse to experience a Tybee Island sunset. Tickets: $25, nonrefundable. For ages 13 and older. Reservations required. Call 912-786-5801.

Cranford Hollow in concert

See Cranford Hollow, the five-piece lowcounty band from Hilton Head, at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $15 at tybeeposttheater.org.

Health care center fundraiser

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center will hold “Inspired,” a fundraising event at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Savannah State University’s Student Union Ballroom. Proceeds to help fund the nonprofit’s health care services. Tickets: $75 at eventbrite.com. Info: jclewishealth.org

AUG. 26

Christian music by Lefevre Quartet

The Lefevre Quartet will perform Christian music with special guests Southern Crossroads at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Dean Forest Baptist Church, 1524 Dean Forest Road. Cost: $5, love offering will be received. Info: 912-964-7369

‘Lewis Grizzard’ on stage

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. will perform a one-man show “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” about the syndicated columnist and book author on Aug. 26 at the Mars Theatre, Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance starts at 7. Tickets: $15-$20 at marstheatre.com or 912-754-7617.

Ogeechee Audubon field trip

Tybee beach walk at high tide. Meet at Jaycee Park on Tybee Island at 10 am. Aug. 26. Bring money for parking. We will look for terns, gulls and the first returning shore and songbird migrants. Leader: Larry Carlisle, L.carlile259@comcast.net or 912-224-1796. Free and open to the public.

Co-ed softball tournament to benefit RCC

Savannah Sports and Social is hosting a co-ed softball tournament from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Runway Point Park, 240 Riverview Road. Proceeds benefit the Rape Crisis Center. Start a team, join a team, or sign up as a free agent at savannahsportandsocial.org. Info: 912-233-3000 or events@rccsav.org.

Healthy Kids Walk, health fair

Youth for a Cleaner Environment will hold its 10th annual Healthy Kids Walk and health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Forsyth Park Band Shell. Free school supplies to the first 100 kids who complete the walk and the health fair. Free bike helmets. Walk led by Savannah State Tigers drum section. Cooking demo for kids. Dance groups, Hoola Hoop contest, jump rope contest. Info: 912-257-0127 or yface2000@yahoo.com.

Armstrong alumni to honor faculty, staff

Armstrong State University’s Alumni Department will host a reception celebrating the faculty and staff of the Armstrong Atlantic State University era (1996-2014) at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Armstrong Center Ballroom, 11935 Abercorn St. Tickets: $30 at Armstrong.edu.

AUG. 26-27

Free vessel safety check

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Savannah, performs free vessel safety inspections: Aug. 26, Savannah Bend, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thom; Aug. 27, Fishtales Marina, Richmond Hill, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Scuorzo. Contact Flotilla 10-2 at savannahaux.org or George Scuorzo at 912-756-5152 or gscuorzo@aol.com.

AUG. 27

Levett to speak at NAACP meeting

The Education Committee of the Savannah Branch NAACP will host a meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Savannah/Chatham County Public School Superintendent Ann Levett will share her goals for the 2017-18 school year and give some general projections for the five years of her newly appointed term. She will also report on plans for the district’s failing schools and for those on the borderline. Open to the public. Info: 912-233-4161 or savnaacp.com.

School supplies collected at Planet Fitness

School supplies are being collected through Aug. 31 at the Eisenhower Drive and Ogeechee Boulevard Planet Fitness locations. The school supplies will be distributed through the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club.

AUG. 28

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

AUG. 29

Railroad retirees to meet

The Savannah Area Railroad Retirees, families and guests will meet at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Info: 912-826-1147.

AUG. 30

Board of Registrars to meet

The Chatham County Board of Registrars, 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E, will meet at noon Aug. 30.

YMCA classes for kidsWest Broad Street YMCA is accepting applications for its pre-k classroom which is a lottery program with limited spaces available. Also accepting applications for Early Learning Center. Teachers have background checks, certified in first aid /CPR and all training require by Bright from the Start. Registration/info at West Broad Street YMCA front desk, 1110 May St.; 912-233-1951

AUG. 31

Savannah City Council meeting

Aug. 31. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

SEPT. 1

Museum of the Mighty Eighth fundraiser

Bombs Away Sporting Clays fundraiser for the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force will be Sept. 1 at the Forest City Gun Club. Tournament shooting starts at 3 p.m. Cost: $600 for four-man team. After Party with live music, silent auction to follow. Tickets: $25 at mightyeighth.org/bombsaway

SEPT. 2

Cars and Coffee museum event

The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum, 11460 Ford Ave., monthly Cars and Coffee will be 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 2. View the cars and tour the museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Admission is free and coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum.

Spirit Fest with drum circle

Spirit Fest, an inclusive celebration of peace and love, will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 2 at Unity of Savannah Center for Spiritual Awakening, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Vendors, ice cream, food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, drum circle, and more. Free. Info: spiritfest.us

SEPT. 4

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

Ebenezer Heritage Festival

The annual Ebenezer Heritage Festival will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2980 Ebenezer Road, Rincon. Free parking, admission, activities and exhibits. View traditional Colonial-era craft demonstrations and participate in activities planned for kids and adults. At 11 a.m., the Rev. Kirk Bridgers will present details about the effects of the Reformation on the Salzburger emigrants to Georgia. Sponsored by the Georgia Salzburger Society. Info: visitebenezer.com

SEPT. 7

Levett to speak to League of Women Voters

Ann Levett, the new superintendent of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, will discuss her school vision during the League of Women Voters meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Washington Ave.

SEPT. 9

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tour

A free guided tour of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begins 2 p.m. Sept. 9. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Free, donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Contra Dance offered

The Savannah Folk Music Society will hold a Contra Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Garden City Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. Cost: $9, $6 for members of SFMS, pay at the door. ‘The Glow in the Dark String Band’ will play. Info: savannahfolk.org.

Salvation Army indoor yard sale

The Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road, will have an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9, including furniture, clothing, flooring, children’s toys and more.

Endless Summer dance, fundraiser

Endless Summer dance and fundraiser will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m., heavy hor d’oeuvres at 7. Dancing from 8 to 11. All proceeds to the Elks Aidmore Auxiliary Charities. Cost: $20. Info/RSVP to Sharon Johnson at sharonj123@bellsouth.net or 912-927-1595.

Pooler Patriot Weekend

Pooler Patriot Weekend will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Pooler Park, 900 S. Rogers St. Family friendly events, free concert and fireworks. Food, drinks, vendors. Info: 912-330-8659, patriotweekendinpooler.org or on Facebook.

SEPT. 10

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Free guided tours of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begin today at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Sept. 10. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

YMCA classes for kids

West Broad Street YMCA is accepting applications for its pre-k classroom which is a lottery program with limited spaces available. Also accepting applications for Early Learning Center. Teachers have background checks, certified in first aid /CPR and all training require by Bright from the Start. Registration/info at West Broad Street YMCA front desk, 1110 May St.; 912-233-1951

Children, families with cancer fundraiser

Patrick’s Ride, a bicycle ride of 140-plus miles, will be Oct. 21 from Savannah to Augusta. Proceeds benefit children and families with cancer at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital and the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Each rider must raise at least $140. Donate/register: www.patricksride.com. Info: Robyn Rotunda at 912-350-8992 or Rotunro1@memorialhealth.com.

Russian ‘Nutcracker’ at Lucas

The Moscow Ballet Great Russian “Nutcracker” will be performed at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Tickets start at $28 at nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Lucas at 912-525-5050. Call for group discounts, artist Meet N Greet prices.

SEPT. 11

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

SEPT. 12

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Bull Street Public Library, 2002 Bull St., Sept. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. (arrive by 7). If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Transit Authority regular meeting

Chatham Area Transit Authority will meet at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Info: 912-629-3924.

SEPT. 13

Mediation Center class for fathers

The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D, will offer classes to help fathers understand the law requiring fathers to legitimize their children, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Cost: $50, fee reduction available. Info: mediationsavannah.com, 912-354-6686 or lrobbins@mediationsavannah.com.

SEPT. 14

Savannah City Council meeting

Sept. 14 and 28. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

SEPT. 15

Tybee Lighthouse sunset tours

Sept. 15. Tybee Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Experience the lighthouse after hours. The 90-minute tour includes a climb to the top of the lighthouse to experience a Tybee Island sunset. Tickets: $25, nonrefundable. For ages 13 and older. Reservations required. Call 912-786-5801.

SEPT. 16

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in- person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Rincon Branch Library, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Mental health awareness walk

Savannah Out of the Darkness Walk will be Sept. 16 at Lake Mayer Park. Bring suicide and mental health conditions out of the darkness and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Check in at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10. Donations accepted. Info: Marie Lewis at savoutofdarknesswalk@gmail.com

King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation annual awards Gala

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Inc. will hold its 20th annual awards gala at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Savannah State University in the new Student Center. A silent auction will be at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $75 at 912-335-8868 or engage@beachinstitute.org

Garden City Public Service Day

Garden City Public Service Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 in front of City Hall, 100 Central Ave. Firefighter challenge, team car extrication, junior firefighter challenge, K-9 demonstration, fire vs. police cornhole, nerf gun challenge, games, safety information, food trucks, more. Free. Info: 912-966-7780.

Fishing with a friend

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue invites Effingham County citizens and first responders to fish with a friend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Baker Lake. Free food, fishing, kid games and prizes. Info: 912-547-1957

SEPT. 16-17

Arts, crafts, entertainment festival

Unity in the Community will host its monthly Artists, Crafters & Entertainment Festival on River Street, Rousakis Plaza from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Details: 912-495-8838 or UnityntheCommunity@hotmail.com.

SEPT. 17-23

Savannah Jazz Festival

The 37th annual Savannah Jazz Festival will be from Sept. 17 to 23 at venues throughout the city. A Coastal Jazz Association event. Info/tickets: coastaljazz.org

SEPT. 18

Tybee Historic Preservation Commission to meet

The Tybee Island Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

SEPT. 20

Tybee Development Authority to meet

Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Board of Directors to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

SEPT. 23

SMA Angels Charity Ball

The 20th annual SMA Angels Charity Ball will be 6 a.m. to midnight Sept. 23 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Benefit to finding a cure for or treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, to provide funding for medical assistance and better quality of life for children diagnosed with SMA and to increase awareness and education about SMA. Dinner, dancing, live music, auction, raffles and more. Info/tickets: $85 at smaangels.org or 912-727-4762.

Turtle Zoe to be released

Burton 4-H Center, 9 Lewis Ave., Tybee Island, is releasing Zoe, the 5-year-old Loggerhead sea turtle back to the wild Sept. 23 south of the pier. Open to the public. She was rescued as a straggler and has been an ambassador for sea turtle conservation with the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program. Donations requested for Zoe’s satellite tracker accepted at georgia4hfoundation.org/general-donation/. Info: 912-786-5534 or burton4h@uga.edu

YMCA classes for kids

West Broad Street YMCA is accepting applications for its pre-k classroom which is a lottery program with limited spaces available. Also accepting applications for Early Learning Center. Teachers have background checks, certified in first aid /CPR and all training require by Bright from the Start. Registration/info at West Broad Street YMCA front desk, 1110 May St.; 912-233-1951

SEPT. 25

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

Tybee Lighthouse sunset tours

Sept. 22. Tybee Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Experience the lighthouse after hours. The 90-minute tour includes a climb to the top of the lighthouse to experience a Tybee Island sunset. Tickets: $25, nonrefundable. For ages 13 and older. Reservations required. Call 912-786-5801.

SEPT. 26

Railroad retirees to meet

The Savannah Area Railroad Retirees, families and guests will meet at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Info: 912-826-1147.

SEPT. 28

Savannah City Council meeting

Sept. 28. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

Peters to sign books at Museum of the Mighty Eighth

Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters will sign his book “Judgment at Appomattox” and talk Sept. 28 at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler. The Fox News strategic analyst will be at the event from 6 to 8 p.m. Register/donations: $10 at cityspin.com. Hosted by the museum and the Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable Inc.

SEPT. 29

Charity clay tournament for hospital

The third annual Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament benefiting the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will be Sept. 29 at the Forest City Gun Club. Registration at 1 p.m., shotgun start at 2 p.m., awards/cocktail reception 5 to 7 p.m. tickets: lowcountryannieoakleys.com.

Knowing the stories, pathways to prosperity

Free but RSVP required by Sept. 29. Step Up Savannah’s 12th annual meeting & breakfast will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Topic is Knowing the stories; pathways to prosperity. Speaker is Rachel Schneider, senior vice president at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Also, winners of Creating Opportunity Awards will be announced. RSVP by Sept. 29 to Alexandra at akopp@stepupsavannah.org or 912-232-6747.

SEPT. 30

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Sept. 30 at Ellis Square. Registration at 4 p.m. for two and one-half mile walk. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services.Tribute ceremony at 5 p.m. to honor those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Info/register: georgiawalk.org.

OCT. 2

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

OCT. 6

Children’s Hospital fundraiser

The One Hundred’s annual fundraiser Moonlight and Miracles will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the ballroom of the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. Dinner, dancing, live and silent auction to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Tickets/info: Ann Walker at 912-598-4195 or Ann.j.walker@att.net.

OCT. 6-8

Historic Savannah location tours

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fall Ramble will be Oct. 6 to 8 in Savannah. Oct. 6, explore the grand Colonial Revival and Craftsman homes of Ardsley Park, the palmetto-lined pedestrian mall of Chatham Crescent and the midcentury gems of Kensington Park and Magnolia Park. Oct. 7, see restored homes, award-winning preservation projects, and have behind-the-scenes access to historically significant sites in Savannah’s Historic Landmark District. Oct. 8, tour historic waterfront homes on Isle of Hope and learn about the historic Gullah Geechee community in Pin Point. Cost: Prices vary at GeorgiaTrust.org.

OCT. 7

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tour

A free guided tour of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begins 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Free, donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Cars and Coffee museum event

The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum, 11460 Ford Ave., monthly Cars and Coffee will be 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 7. View the cars and tour the museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Admission is free and coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum.

Savannah Quill promoting literacy

The Savannah Quill Convention will meet from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive. The Savannah Quill connects writers and readers to promote literacy. Cost: $10 (children under 6 free, 10 percent military, senior and educator discount with ID)

OCT. 8

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Free guided tours of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begin today at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 8. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Russian ‘Nutcracker’ at Lucas

The Moscow Ballet Great Russian “Nutcracker” will be performed at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Tickets start at $28 at nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Lucas at 912-525-5050. Call for group discounts, artist Meet N Greet prices.

OCT. 9

Tybee Island Farmers Market

The Tybee Island Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Drive. Nonsmoking and pet friendly. Info: tybeeislandfarmersmarket.org.

OCT. 10

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Bull Street Public Library, 2002 Bull St., Oct. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. (arrive by 7). If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Transit Authority regular meeting

Chatham Area Transit Authority will meet at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Info: 912-629-3924.

OCT. 11

Mediation Center class for fathers

The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D, will offer classes to help fathers understand the law requiring fathers to legitimize their children, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Cost: $50, fee reduction available. Info: mediationsavannah.com, 912-354-6686 or lrobbins@mediationsavannah.com.

OCT. 12

Savannah City Council meeting

Oct. 12 and 26. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

Knowing the stories, pathways to prosperity

Free but RSVP required by Sept. 29. Step Up Savannah’s 12th annual meeting & breakfast will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Topic is Knowing the stories; pathways to prosperity. Speaker is Rachel Schneider, senior vice president at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Also, winners of Creating Opportunity Awards will be announced. RSVP by Sept. 29 to Alexandra at akopp@stepupsavannah.org or 912-232-6747.

OCT. 14

Salvation Army indoor yard sale

The Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road, will have an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14, including furniture, clothing, flooring, children’s toys and more.

OCT. 15

Children, families with cancer fundraiser

Patrick’s Ride, a bicycle ride of 140-plus miles, will be Oct. 21 from Savannah to Augusta. Proceeds benefit children and families with cancer at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital and the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Each rider must raise at least $140. Donate/register: patricksride.com. Info: Robyn Rotunda at 912-350-8992 or Rotunro1@memorialhealth.com.

OCT. 18

Tybee Development Authority to meet

Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Board of Directors to meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

OCT. 21

Tour, Tea for Convent of St. Vincent de Paul

The 2017 annual Tour and Tea to benefit the preservation of the Convent of St. Vincent de Paul will be Oct. 21. Homes are on tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the tea is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This self-guided tour features the original 1845 Convent of St. Vincent de Paul, six private homes in Savannah’s Historic District and an elegant Tea served on the Convent grounds. Tickets: $45 per person; $40 if purchased by Sept. 30. Buy: www.svatourofhomes.net or at a location listed on the website, or onsite from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walsh Hall at St. Vincent’s, Lincoln and Harris streets. Info/rules/restrictions online.

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in- person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Rincon Branch Library, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Children, families with cancer fundraiser

Patrick’s Ride, a bicycle ride of 140-plus miles, will be Oct. 21 from Savannah to Augusta. Proceeds benefit children and families with cancer at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital and the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Each rider must raise at least $140. Donate/register: patricksride.com. Info: Robyn Rotunda at 912-350-8992 or Rotunro1@memorialhealth.com.

OCT. 21-22

Arts, crafts, entertainment festival

Unity in the Community will host its monthly Artists, Crafters & Entertainment Festival on River Street, Rousakis Plaza from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Details: 912-495-8838 or UnityntheCommunity@hotmail.com.

OCT. 23-28

Effingham County fair

The 74th annual Effingham County fair, 1015 S Laurel St, Springfield, will begin with a parade in Springfield at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and run through Oct. 28. The theme is “From tractor wheels to Ferris wheels.” Info: effinghamfair.org

OCT. 24

Free seminar on sleep, stress

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah present a free seminar on sleep and stress from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Davana Pilczuk from Gulfstream will present “Correlations Between Sleep, Stress and Major Health Issues.” Free lunch, register at healthysavannah.org.

OCT. 26

Savannah City Council meeting

Oct. 26. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

OCT. 27-28

Springfield fall festival

Springfield’s fall festival is Oct. 27 and 28. The free event will feature vendors and live music, as well as a classic car show, wing-eating contest and cornhole tournament. Info: springfieldfallfestival.com.

OCT. 31

Railroad retirees to meet

The Savannah Area Railroad Retirees, families and guests will meet at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Info: 912-826-1147.

NOV. 1

Mediation Center class for fathers

The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D, will offer classes to help fathers understand the law requiring fathers to legitimize their children, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Cost: $50, fee reduction available. Info: mediationsavannah.com, 912-354-6686 or lrobbins@mediationsavannah.com.

NOV. 2

Learn about conservation, restoration at Owens-Thomas House

Learn about conservation and restoration at the Owens-Thomas House at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. This free lecture presents the Owens-Thomas House as an evolving example of historic preservation and the various approaches and treatments used in its material preservation throughout the home’s nearly 70 years as an historic house museum. A reception by the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House will follow.

NOV. 3-5

Tennis tournament for homeless youth

Friends of Effingham County Tennis will hold a Kids Play for Kids Tennis tournament to benefit homeless youth within Effingham County Nov. 3 to 5 at Baker’s Pond and Rincon YMCA courts. Entry fee: $45 includes Nov. 4 lunch, T-shirt, prizes and minimum of two matches. Refreshments. KPK supports Effingham County Schools, in conjunction with McKinney-Vento Services for homeless children and youth. Info: 843-290-2833

NOV. 6-12

Food, wine festival tickets available

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will be Nov. 6-12. Many of the festival’s signature events include opportunities to interact with celebrity guests in intimate venues. Details: SavannahFoodandWineFestival.com.

NOV. 8

From Bach to Broadway

Pianist Sanford Jones and soprano Rebecca Flaherty, soprano will present a program of classical music, spirituals and musical theatre from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 912-231-0241, youthoperaintl.com.

NOV. 9

Savannah City Council meeting

Nov. 9 and 23. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

NOV. 11

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tour

A free guided tour of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begins 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Free, donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Free Family Day: Rodin

1-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Jepson Center. Local sculptors will be on hand, giving demonstrations and talking about the process of making sculpture in bronze, wood, and other media. Free and open to the public. Info: Telfair.org.

NOV. 12

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Free guided tours of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begin today at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

23rd annual Telfair Art Fair

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 11 and noon – 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Telfair Square. Features 85 artists displaying and selling works in a variety of artistic disciplines. Live music, vendors and activities for children. All artists are eligible for a variety of cash prizes, including the $2,500 Carolyn Luck McElveen Best of Show Award. Free and open to the public. Info: Telfair.org.

Russian ‘Nutcracker’ at Lucas

The Moscow Ballet Great Russian “Nutcracker” will be performed at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Tickets start at $28 at nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Lucas at 912-525-5050. Call for group discounts, artist Meet N Greet prices.

NOV. 14

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Bull Street Public Library, 2002 Bull St., Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. (arrive by 7). If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

NOV. 15

Tybee Development Authority to meet

Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Board of Directors to meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

NOV. 18

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in- person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Rincon Branch Library, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

NOV. 18-19

Arts, crafts, entertainment festival

Unity in the Community will host its monthly Artists, Crafters & Entertainment Festival on River Street, Rousakis Plaza from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 18 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19. Details: 912-495-8838 or UnityntheCommunity@hotmail.com.

NOV. 20

Tybee Historic Preservation Commission to meet

The Tybee Island Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

NOV. 23

Savannah City Council meeting

Nov. 23. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

NOV. 28

Railroad retirees to meet

The Savannah Area Railroad Retirees, families and guests will meet at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Info: 912-826-1147.

DEC. 2

Christmas parade, party, tree lighting

The City of Bloomingdale will hold its Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 with a party at the fire station at 2 p.m. Tree lighting at 6 p.m. Bring toy donations for the food pantry. Info: 912-748-0970 or bloomingdale-ga.com.

DEC. 3

Russian ‘Nutcracker’ at Lucas

The Moscow Ballet Great Russian “Nutcracker” will be performed at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Tickets start at $28 at nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Lucas at 912-525-5050. Call for group discounts, artist Meet N Greet prices.

DEC. 6

Mediation Center class for fathers

The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 125D, will offer classes to help fathers understand the law requiring fathers to legitimize their children, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Cost: $50, fee reduction available. Info: mediationsavannah.com, 912-354-6686 or lrobbins@mediationsavannah.com.

DEC. 7

Savannah City Council meeting

Dec. 7 and 21. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

DEC. 9

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tour

A free guided tour of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begins 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Free, donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

Free Family Day: I Have Marks to Make

1-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Jepson Center. Annual exhibition “I Have Marks to Make,” hands-on activities at this opening celebration and festival. Free and open to the public. Info: Telfair.org.

DEC. 10

Free Bonaventure Cemetery tours

Free guided tours of the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery begin today at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 10. Follow signs from the cemetery entrance to the tour’s start. No reservations required. Donations appreciated. Info: Lynn Hadwin at 912-927-6145 or lhadwin@earthlink.net.

DEC. 12

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Bull Street Public Library, 2002 Bull St., Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. (arrive by 7). If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Railroad retirees to meet

The Savannah Area Railroad Retirees, families and guests will meet at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday in December at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Info: 912-826-1147.

DEC. 16

Children’s health care enrollment event

Free in- person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid will be available at the Rincon Branch Library, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If unable to come, contact Chloe Long at 912-661-1272 or Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

DEC. 16-17

Arts, crafts, entertainment festival

Unity in the Community will host its monthly Artists, Crafters & Entertainment Festival on River Street, Rousakis Plaza from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17. Details: 912-495-8838 or UnityntheCommunity@hotmail.com.

DEC. 20

Tybee Development Authority to meet

Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Board of Directors to meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the City Hall auditorium, 403 Butler Ave. Info: cityoftybee.org or 912-786-4573.

DEC. 21

Savannah City Council meeting

Dec. 21. All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday (unless a conflict with another meeting or holiday) in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. On each date, the Mayor and Aldermen attend a work session and briefing by the City Manager which usually begins at 10 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Media Room. Info: 912-651-6410

DEC. 27

Russian ‘Nutcracker’ at Lucas

The Moscow Ballet Great Russian “Nutcracker” will be performed at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2. Tickets start at $28 at nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Lucas at 912-525-5050. Call for group discounts, artist Meet N Greet prices.

2018 ——————————

MARCH 2-4, 2018

Multiple sclerosis three-day fundraiser

Challenge Walk MS: Savannah, a fundraising event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be Mach 2 to 4. It begins March 2 in downtown Savannah, and on Skidaway Island March 3. Participants will walk 50 miles over three days, crossing the finish line together at the Hotel Tybee on Tybee Island on March 4. Registration: $65 for walkers and super crew at ChallengeWalkMS.org.

ONGOING

Free tax prep

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Neighborhood Improvement Association, 1816 Abercorn St. The Savannah Coastal Empire Asset Development Coalition is a volunteer income tax assistance program offering free tax preparation for taxpayers in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham and Liberty Counties. The office is open year-round to prepare taxes at no charge. No appointment necessary, but you must bring proper documents. For more information, contact Debra Simmons at 912-447-5577 or dsimmons@niacdc.org.

Network opportunity

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. An opportunity for entrepreneurs to discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Creative Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. Info: 1millioncups.com/savannah

VFW Post 660 meeting

6:30 p.m. VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Road. William A. Reed Memorial Post No. 660 meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Info: 912-235-3001 or find us on Facebook at VFWPost660.

Basic Gun Safety Class

8:30 a.m. to noon. Third Saturday of every month. Chatham County Sheriff’s Office firearms instructors offer a basic gun safety class for Chatham County civilians on the third Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The tuition is $25. If interested in attending the class, please contact Sgt. Glisson at 912-652-6959 to sign up as class sizes are limited for safety reasons. Those interested do not need to own a firearm to attend the class.

Adult tennis lessons

4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Lake Mayor Tennis Courts. First lesson is free, thereafter $10 per lesson. Loaner rackets available or purchase one for $15. Contact Phyllis Greene, Community Tennis Coordinator, prior to lesson at 912-501-9862, ctcsavannahga@att.net or go to savannahtennis.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

3 p.m. Second Sundays. 5115 Ogeechee Road. Williams A Reed Memorial Post 660 meets the second Sunday of each month. Post meetings are at 5115 Ogeechee Road. For more information regarding our meetings or eligibility for membership in the VFW, call 912-235-3001.

Liberty City bingo night

Liberty City hosts bingo night 5:30 p.m. Every fourth Wednesday. Liberty City Community Center. The Liberty City Richfield Southover Community Improvement Association, Inc. will host bingo night every fourth Wednesday of the month beginning March 27.

13th Colony Sound Savannah Chorus

6:30 p.m. Mondays. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington St. The 13th Colony Sound Savannah Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday at Savannah Arts Academy. If you can carry a tune, come sing with us! For more information, call 912-344-9768 or go to www.savannahbarbershoppers.org.

Patriot Previews at The Habersham School

8:15 to 9 a.m. Thursdays. The true culture of a school is best experienced during a personal tour. Tours of The Habersham School are available every Thursday from 8:15-9 a.m. by appointment only. This is the time to visit our classrooms, meet our head of school and principal and discuss our unique mission. To reserve your spot, contact 912-509-0540 or info@thehabershamschool.org.

Harbour Lights Dancing

Second and fourth Friday of each month. City of Port Wentworth Community House. If you are interested in line dancing or square dancing, call Larry O’Pry at 912-429-0492. Dancing takes place in the City of Port Wentworth Community House the second and fourth Friday of each month.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

Noon. Tuesdays. Saint Leo University, Room 3, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Ste A. The Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays at Saint Leo University. For more information, call Carol at 912-844-9139 or go to www.1280826.toastmastersclub.org.

Pooler Business Network

11 a.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 U.S. 80. Come and network with us. All business owners welcome. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-308-6768 or go to www.topnconnections.org.

Savannah Women’s Business Network

11 a.m. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Exchange Tavern, 6710 Waters Ave. Come and join us for our luncheon/networking event. Cost for lunch. For more information, call 912-572-2362 or go to www.pnconnections.org.

Thrift and gift store

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 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 of the Performing Arts

5:30 to 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.

Wonderful Wednesday

4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Southwest Chatham Branch Library, 14097 Abercorn St. These sessions are filled with stories, songs, music and activities, especially for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, call 912-925-8305

Dog Days

4 p.m. Wednesdays. Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Road. Practice your reading skills with one of our furry friends. Ages 5 and older. For more information, call 912-897-6233.

Dog walks

5 p.m. Sundays. Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. ST. ALMO will have informal dog walks at 5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Meet at Canine Palace. For more information, call 912-234-3336.

The Quilting Project

2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St. Learn the art, history and technique to making quilts. For more information, call 912-447-5711.

Savannah Sings!

7 to 9 p.m. Every Thursday. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. (meeting room, lower level). Open to all female singers. For more information, call 912-598-3005.

Toddler Third Thursday

10 to 11:30 a.m. Every third Thursday. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. This program is designed especially for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both our permanent and temporary exhibitions, followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios. Cost is $5 per child with adult admission. For more information, call 912-790-8800 or go to www.telfair.org.

Safe Kids Savannah car seat safety inspection station

9 a.m. Wednesdays. Safe Kids Savannah, 420 Mall Blvd. Child car seat safety inspections are done by certified child passenger safety technicians. They will help examine child safety seats for recalls and to make sure the seats are installed correctly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 912-356-2160 or go to www.safekidssavannah.org.

Dance Party

8 p.m. Every first and third Thursday. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St. Come on out for dance parties at the Savannah Ballroom. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. All ages welcome. For more information, call 912-335-3335 or go to www.savannahballroomdancing.com.

Barbecue dinner and karaoke night

5 to 7:30 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (karaoke) every first Friday. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Dinner includes chopped barbecue, cole slaw, fancy baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 per plate. All singers invited to karaoke night, no cover or admission. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.

Fish fry

5 to 7:30 p.m. Every third Friday. American Legion Post No. 184, 1 Legion Drive, Thunderbolt. Fish fry includes fish fillet, french fries, hush puppies, cheese grits, cole slaw and beverage. Cost is $8 per plate. Desserts available from the Ladies Auxiliary unit at additional cost. For more information, call 912-354-5515, 912-663-8353 or go to www.americanlegionpost184.org.

The Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe

8 p.m. Mondays. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Improvisation show by Savannah’s premiere comedy troupe, with bits of original comedy skits worked in. Cost is $5 (or what you can donate). For more information, go to www.oddlot.org.

Railroad retirees to meet

The Savannah Area Railroad Retirees, families and guests will meet at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. Info: 912-826-1147.

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