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.

 

OCT. 13

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home fundraiser

2017 Peacock Party celebrating the 28th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Catholic Pastoral Center – Boland Hall, 2170 E. Victory Dr. Theme is Feathers & Fiction. Includes live music by the Cory Chambers Jazz Band, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and libations. Proceeds support Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home. Tickets: $45, $80 per couple; $50 at the door. Reservations: 912-233-6014 or flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com.

The Berrien House historical marker dedication

At 3 p.m. Oct. 13, there will be a dedication of a new historical marker for the Berrien House at 322 E. Broughton St. This is a Georgia Historical Society event.

Sunset bat hikes

Oct. 13, 27: 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. Includes a short half-mile walk. Meet rangers at the park office and museum. Cost: $2. Info: FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

OCT. 13-14

Lafayette visits Davenport House

Lafayette in Savannah 1825!: Celebrating the Nation’s Guest, a living history program presented by the Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St., will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in October. Walk through the candlelit historic house meeting characters living at the time. There will be a ball with a demonstration of early 19th century dancing. Cost: $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Plus tax. At davenporthousemuseum.org. Info: 912/236-8097, info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Greek Festival at St. Paul’s

The 67th annual Greek Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 14 at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. Features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and music, along with a marketplace and church tours. Festival admission is free until 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. A $2 donation also is requested all day Saturday. Tickets purchased at the door. Pick-up lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily with online ordering at savannahgreekfest.com.

OCT. 13-Nov. 4

Lot 13 haunted houses

Lot 13 haunted house, 611 W. Jones St., Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-31, Nov. 3-4. Opens at 7:30 p.m., last tickets sold at 11 p.m. Tickets: $10 to $15 at wickedsouthproductions.com or on site.

Alee Terror Plantation

Alee Shriners Terror Plantation Haunted House, 100 Eisenburg Drive, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 30-31, Nov. 3-4. Tickets: $10, $6 for children 12 and younger. Info: 912-429-3059, Alee Terror Plantation Haunted House on Facebook. Fundraiser for Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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.

Free Skidaway Marine Science Day

Skidaway Marine Science Day open house will be from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, 10 Ocean Science Circle. Free. Hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes of the aquarium, fish feedings, microscope investigations, a touch tank exhibit and more. The 92-foot ocean-going Research Vessel Savannah will be open for tours and will exhibit science displays. Info: 912-598-2325 or skio.uga.edu.

CASA party fundraiser

A 1980s night theme party with dance, trivia, karaoke and costume contests will be from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Oct. 14 at Molly MacPherson’s Pooler, 110 Town Center Drive. Dress in your best 1980s outfit for this CASA benefit for abused and neglected children. Proceeds to CASA: $10 per team to play trivia, $5 raffle tickets, portion of themed drinks and draft beer, and any donation for costume contest. Prizes. Chris Cook the Imprincenator. Part of Dancing with the Savannah Stars fundraiser for CASA. Info: savannahcasa.org

Cardinal Run, fall festival

The second annual Cardinal Run 5k and kids run will begin at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 14 at Rice Creek School, 100 Mulberry Ave., Port Wentworth. Fundraiser to purchase outdoor equipment, resources and furnishings to promote a healthy outdoor experience for the school’s students. Details at the school. The fall festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with attractions, bounce equipment, dunk tank, food and more. Festival cost: $20 wristbands for children only, includes: unlimited bouncing, one free popcorn and slice of pizza. Silent auction.

Grateful Dead theater show

The Charlie Fog Band presents Grateful Dead at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Tybee Post Theatre, 10 Van Horne Ave. Cost: $13 in advance at tybeeposttheater.org; $15 at box office.

Bloomingdale History Museum fall fling

The Bloomingdale History Museum, 205 E. Hwy. 80, Bloomingdale, will hold its fall fling vendor market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. One Love Animal Rescue will have pets available for adoption; donations of food and toys appreciated. Meet the candidates in an information gathering. Museum tours, crafts for all ages. Info: 912-658-2399.

Barktoberfest

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Chatham County Animal Services, 7211 Sallie Mood Drive. Helping Hands of Savannah is partnering with Chatham County Animal Services for this event. Features a pet costume contest with prizes and parade at 1 p.m. Games, entertainment, food trucks and free pet adoptions. Low-cost nail trims, microchips and vaccines. Info: facebook.com/hhosga.

‘Nightmare on Bull Street’

8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. Comedy inspired by the ’80s horror film “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Using music quotes, and themes from the movie as inspiration, Savannah’s Sorry Not Sorry improv team will create one-of-a-kind scenes. Tickets: $10 at savannahcomedyfest.com.

Vietnam veteran certificate ceremony rescheduled

The Vietnam War Certificate of Honor ceremony has been rescheduled for Oct. 14 at St. John Baptist Church, 522 Hartridge St. Veterans will receive their certificates and lapel pins. To be recognized, or other details, contact the GDVS Central Office before Oct. 11 at bzeringue@vs.state.ga.us or veterans.ga.gov.

Walk marks pregnancy loss, infant death

October is National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness Month and Memorial Health for Women will honor those babies at Walk to Remember at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Tom Triplett Park in Pooler. It starts with memory-making activities for adults and children. A brief program follows at 6:30 with prayer, a responsive reading, open sharing, and a walk through the park. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Used Instrument Donation Day

Keep the Music Playing is a fundraiser to put an instrument into a child’s hands. Donate a used instrument at Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Hosted by Friends of Ben, to preserve Ben Tucker’s legacy. Info: 912-354-1500.

Autumn Fest at Savannah Quarters

Autumn Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Savannah Quarters, Easthaven Boulevard, Pooler. Food, pumpkin patch for kids, live magic show, carnival games. Info: savannahquarters.com/autumn-fest/

Farmers market to hold Tybee donation drive

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market will hold a donation drive for Tybee Island residents and business owners who are still trying to rebuild following Hurricane Irma. Items being collected include non-perishable food, paper products and any store gift cards valued at $25 or less. The market will be open as usual from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Also family fun yoga, story time and kids cooking events. Info: wifarmersmarket.org.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Oct. 14, the SECF Early Learning College will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at Haven Elementary, 5111 Dillon Ave. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

Grief camp for kids affected by violence

A grief camp for kids, ages 6 to 17, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Full Circle Grief & Loss Center in The Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive. The camp is for kids whose loved ones or friends died by gun violence. Therapeutic activities to teach coping skills and ways to process their experience. Snacks included. Free, register with Barbara Moss at 912-629-1089.

Contra dancing

The Savannah Folk Music Society contra dancing will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Garden City Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. Alcohol free. Newcomers welcome. Cost: $9, $6 for students, pay at door. Info: savannahfolk.org

Clothes, food collection at free movie night

The Bryan County Democratic Committee will show the movie “Unstoppable” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Family Services Office, 40 South Industrial Blvd. Includes popcorn and drinks. Free, donations accepted. Bring clothes and/or food for Bryan County Family and Children’s Services for local families in need.

Barktoberfest

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Chatham County Animal Services, 7211 Sallie Mood Drive. Helping Hands of Savannah is partnering with Chatham County Animal Services for this event. Features a pet costume contest with prizes and parade at 1 p.m. Games, entertainment, food trucks and free pet adoptions. Low-cost nail trims, microchips and vaccines. Info: facebook.com/hhosga.

Hear about inmate issues, concerns

The Eastside Neighborhood Alliance will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at the W. W. Law Community Center, 909 E. Bolton St. The wife of former Savannah MayorFloyd Adams will speak on inmate issues and concerns. She is the community liaison for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department. A Q&A will follow. Public is invited. Info: Solana Plains at 912-272-7761 or Brenda Walker at 912-233-0809.

Special needs resource, wellness fair

The second annual Bryan County Special Needs Resource and Wellness Fair will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at Richmond Hill Elementary School, 473 Frances Meeks Way, Richmond Hill. Learn about the programs local service agencies and nonprofits provide for our special needs community. The Resource Fair hosts over 70 service agencies from Bryan and surrounding counties, offering services for people of all ages. Free. Info on Facebook.

Forever Tybee Yard Sale

Fifty percent of money raised from Tybee yard sale will go to Tybee residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Sale is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the screened pavilion at Memorial Park on Tybee Island.

Coastal Heritage Society benefit

The 2017 Stopover in the Yard fall season kick-off will be from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Benefits Coastal Heritage Society’s Cooking Matters program. Tickets: $25, includes a special menu, a drink of choice and musical entertainment provided by Savannah’s own rock music trio Cusses. Info: helliott@chsgeorgia.org or 912-644-0179

Ogeechee Audubon field trip

Walk the park-like setting of the 51-acre Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, at 8 a.m. Oct. 14. Look for migrating birds, early arriving winter residents and even butterflies, all drawn by the diversity of the floral plantings. Meet in the Andrews Visitor and Education Center parking lot. Leader: Stan Gray, graysirisgarden@comcast.net or 912-659-5020. Free and open to the public.

Candle lantern tour

Oct. 14, 7 - 9 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. Candle lantern tour. Cost: $5 to $9. Info: FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Edgemere-Sackville cleanup event

The City of Savannah will conduct a major cleanup event in its Savannah Shines pilot neighborhood Edgemere-Sackville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 beginning at the intersection of East 54th and Cedar streets. Includes an education and outreach fair.

OCT. 14-31

Bethesda UMC pumpkin patch

The Bethesda UMC Youth Pumpkin Patch, 3608 Midland Road, Guyton, will be open Oct. 14 to 31. Daily 1 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Pumpkins, pumpkin spiced bread for sale. Info: Church 912-728-3332.

OCT. 15

Consider pastoral ministry of O’Connor short story

Father Gavin Dunbar, the rector of St. John’s Church, will consider the pastoral ministry of “Fahther Finn – from Purrgatory” in Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “The Enduring Chill.” Originally written in 1958, the story focuses upon Asbury, a writer from New York who returns home to his mother’s farm in the South after being diagnosed with a serious illness. Free, at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home parlor, 207 E. Charlton St.

Fun at Frogwarts

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for Frogwarts, a Harry Potter-themed day of fun, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15. Arrive in costume. Participants: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Oglethorpe Astronomical Association and Savannah Stage Company. Cost: $12, must be 18 months or older, pre-registration required at http://conta.cc/2xOTUuK

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.

Manna House food drive

Manna House, 1210 Patriot Drive, Rincon, is hold its annual fall food drive through Oct. 31, collecting non-perishable items and funds to help re-stock shelves. Hurricane evacuation has caused familes to fall behind on their finances. Pantry and store hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 912-826-2037

Trustees’ Garden Club Greenery Sale

Through Oct. 20th. Trustees’ Garden Club is having its 27th annual Greenery Sale, including fresh wreaths, garlands, topiaries and holiday flowers. Virginia Gourmet Peanuts in Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate and fabulous garden tools offered also. Purchases will be available for customer pickup Dec. 5 to 6 at Wormsloe Plantation, 7601 Skidaway Road and corporate orders will be delivered Nov. 27. Oder at trusteesgardenclub.co. Info: Virginia Cann, 912-355-1611 or Ann Ramee, 912-667-6239.

Mattress Dash fundraiser

Sustainitivity will hold its Mattress Dash fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in Forsyth Park. Sustainitivity is a nonprofit agency that promotes energy efficient practices. This year’s charity beneficiary is Park Place Outreach youth emergency shelter. Entry fee is $150. Info: sustainativity.org/events.

Philharmonic to perform

The Savannah Philharmonic will perform “The Trumpet and Organ Shall Sound” at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. Tickets: $25 at savannahphilharmonic.org

Tybee Arts open auditions

Tybee Arts Association is holding open auditions for “The Show Must Go On,” a comedy about community and community theater. Auditions will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Jim Ingham Black Box Theater, 7 Cedarwood Drive. Info: Fritz or Lorri Rumpel at (912) 660-6957 or (912) 659-4383.

Bethesda UMC Fun Days

Bethesda UMC Fun Days, 3608 Midland Road, Guyton, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Free hayrides, games and inflatables. Food: $3 homemade soup, $1.50 hotdogs, $1 drinks, $1 popcorn, baked goods priced separately. Proceeds/donations received will benefit the Youth Program at Bethesda UMC in Guyton and the Navajo Indian Reservation, New Mexico. Info: 912-728-3332.

OCT. 16

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Oct. 16, County District 4 will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. District 3 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Thunderbolt Senior Citizen Center, 3236 Russell St. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

OCT. 16, 23

Cancer survivors’ choir rehearsals

Cancer survivors, family members and friends are invited to participate in a cancer survivors’ choir. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at First Smyrna Baptist Church, 1509 Burroughs St. The performance will be Oct. 29.

OCT. 16-31

Haunted Forest

Savannah Moose Lodge 1550 Haunted Forest, 2202 Norwood Ave., will be open from 7:45 p.m. until close Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Tickets: $10 adult or child. Info: facebook.com/hauntedmoose1550/

OCT. 17

Revolutionary Perspectives lecture

Revolutionary Perspectives lecture by the Coastal Heritage Society will be Oct. 17 at Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Reception at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation at 7 with the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters performing. Armstrong State University’s Michael Benjamin will provide an introduction. Free

Hear the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters

Hear the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters , with introduction by Michael Benjamin, Armstrong State University, at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Reception at 6:30. Free. Part of the Revolutionary Perspectives Lecture Series. Info: soon@chsgeorgia.org.

Program on wintering hummingbirds

Ogeechee Audubon Society’s program will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at 520 E. Washington Ave. “Wintering Hummingbirds on the Coast” presented by Russ Wigh. Free and Open to the Public. Info: James Fleullan, jrfleullan@gmail.com

Learn about historic registry designations

A representative from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division will speak to supporters of the LePageville Memorial Cemetery from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Eastside Golden Age Center, 409 Goebel Ave. Speaker Melissa Jest, the African-American programs coordinator, will provide information on how groups such as LePageville can follow the process for historic registry designation. Additionally, board member Dan Fischer of EMC Engineering will present a master plan for future land use and memorials. Free but R.S.V.P. to janice.melbourne@yahoo.com

Victorian Society in America to meet

Savannah Chapter of the Victorian Society in America will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Green-Meldrim House, 14 W. Macon St., to learn of the return from France of over 100 furnishings original to the Green-Meldrim House. Speaker: House preservation committee chair Susan Arden-Joly, who led the acquisition team. Cost: free to members, $5 donation for guests. RSVP victoriansocietyinsavannah@gmail.com.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Oct. 17, County District 2 will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Chatham County DFCS, 761 Wheaton St. District 4 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tybee YMCA, 205 5th St., Tybee Island. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

Documentary on cost of privatizing public schools

“Backpack Full of Cash” documentary will screen free at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 17 at The JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The film explores the cost of privatizing America’s public schools. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon. A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Dare Dukes from The Deep Center.

OCT. 17-22

Live Oak used book sale

Live Oak Public Libraries and Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale from 5:30 to 7:30 Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 to 21, and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Proceeds support Live Oak Public Libraries. Details: liveoakpl.org

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.

Trustees Garden Club to meet

The Trustees Garden Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Free and open to the public. Speaker: Amber Hester Kuehn on “Salt Marsh Ecology.” She manages the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection project.

Mid-Campaign Rally for UW

United Way of the Coastal Empire will hold a Mid-Campaign Rally at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Volunteer Center, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2651 Causton Bluff Road. Campaign Chair Todd Cellini, assistant vice chancellor for South Campuses and president of South University, will report fundraising progress. Open to the public. Each ticket is $10 at uwce.org/events.

Free college information

Students will find college information at the free Probe College Fair from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St., Extension. Info: gaprobe.org.

Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest will have area artists, vendors and nonprofits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion, Paxton Park, Bluff Drive and Rose Avenue. Musicians will perform from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Isle of Hope Marina stage.

OCT. 19

Learn about Bangladesh governance

Learn about Bangladesh governance during the Savannah Council on World Affairs program Oct. 19 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Social at 7:30 p.m., program at 8. “Extremism, Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh” will be presented. Free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10 nonmembers. Info: savannahcwa.org

Integrating veterans into the local workforce

Several Savannah business and military leaders will address how to integrate veterans into local workforce through Georgia Tech’s military program at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, 210 Technology Circle. Breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m.; program 8 to 9:30 a.m. Cost, including breakfast, is $15 at pe.gatech.edu/Sav-Learners.

Savannah High class of ’68 to meet

A meeting on the 50th class reunion for the Savannah High School Class of 1968 will be at 5:15 p.m. Oct 19 at Fiddler’s Southside to discuss final plans for the reunion June 8 & 9. Email SHS50reunion@aol.com

Port Wentworth candidates forum

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Holiday Inn Express, 7210 GA Hwy. 21, Port Wentworth. All candidates running for a council position have been invited to participate. The public may submit questions on site, in writing, between 5:30 and 6:30.

OCT. 20

Seth Walker Trio on the island

Seth Walker brings his Trio and modern roots music to the island at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Tybee Post Theatre, 10 Van Horne Ave. Cost: $15 at tybeeposttheater.org

Free raku demo, workshop

1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Department of Cultural Affairs Studios, 9 W. Henry St. Pots available for glazing and firing. Explore different types of glazes and reduction materials. The glaze and firing fees are $10 for your bisque pot {under 8 inches in any direction} and $20 for studio pots. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Ages 17 plus. Info: at savannahga.gov/artsclasses or 912-651-6783.

Trustees’ Garden Club Greenery Sale

Through Oct. 20th. Trustees’ Garden Club is having its 27th annual Greenery Sale, including fresh wreaths, garlands, topiaries and holiday flowers. Virginia Gourmet Peanuts in Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate and fabulous garden tools offered also. Purchases will be available for customer pickup Dec. 5 to 6 at Wormsloe Plantation, 7601 Skidaway Road and corporate orders will be delivered Nov. 27. Profits to local charities. Order at trusteesgardenclub.com. Info: Virginia Cann, 912-355-1611 or Ann Ramee, 912-667-6239.

Halloween Spooktacular

7-11 p.m. Oct. 20. Alee Shrine, 100 Eisenberg Drive. Music, dancing, entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, “spirits,” a costume contest with cash prizes and a live auction. All proceeds to benefit Heads Up Guidance Services (HUGS), a local nonprofit making professional mental and behavioral health counseling and addiction recovery services affordable to those in need. Tickets: $50, $400 for a table for eight, at headsupsavannah.org.

Astronomy at Fort McAllister

Oct. 20, 7 - 8 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. Peer through our telescopes while learning about the majesty of our galaxy. Short half-mile hike. Meet our rangers at the front office. Cost: $2. Info: FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

OCT. 20-21

Lafayette visits Davenport House

Lafayette in Savannah 1825!: Celebrating the Nation’s Guest, a living history program presented by the Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St., will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in October. Walk through the candlelit historic house meeting characters living at the time. There will be a ball with a demonstration of early 19th century dancing. Cost: $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Plus tax. At davenporthousemuseum.org. Info: 912/236-8097, info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Halloween Hike

5-8 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road. Fun, safe, not-so-scary event for your little trick-or-treaters. Walk down a forest trail to gather goodies from friendly animal characters. Face painting, crafts concessions and more monstrous activities await. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission: $5 for adults and $10 for children. Info: oatlandisland.org.

‘A Deadly Look at Fort Pulaski’

“From Drowning to Dysentery: A Deadly Look at Fort Pulaski” is the special ranger-led lantern tour at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 at the Fort Pulaski cemetery on Cockspur Island. Must be at least 16. Reserve tickets: $15 at 912-786-4383 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Gates open a half hour before each tour.

OCT. 20 to 22

Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill

The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival will be Oct. 20 to 22 at J.F. Gregory Park, 520 Cedar St., in Richmond Hill. Festival times: 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 21 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Live music, fireworks, amusement rides, arts and crafts. Headlining artists Oct. 21 is 38 Special and Jerrod Niemann with special guest Adam Wakefield. Details: GoSeafoodFestival.com

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: 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.

Plant sale, gardening questions answered

Master gardeners will answer gardening questions during the plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs’ Botanical Garden on Eisenhower Drive.

Protecting reptiles in the wild

Learn the importance of understanding and protecting reptiles in the wild during “Reptiles Alive!” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Champions Lounge at The Westin Savannah Harbor. Door prizes. Wildlife resources. Live reptiles. Guided tours of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges want to promote an appreciation for and conservation in nature. Cost: Free, but VIP pass is $30 for guided tours and special lectures.

Learn about gun safety, laws

Ladies, Guns and Ammo will start at 8 a.m. Oct. 21 at Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. The event will instruct women on laws associated with handguns, as well as proper safety protocols. Includes gun law and safety classes, target practice and a luncheon, and a raffle for handguns. Handguns will be provided. Lunch open to men and women. Presented by the Savannah Area Republican Women’s Club, in collaboration with Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher. Cost: Prices vary at sarw.org

Savannah Jaycees celebrate 75 years

The 75th anniversary Savannah Jaycees Gala will be 6 p.m. Oct. 21, in the ballroom in the Embassy Suites Hotel, 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Live music, dinner and dancing. Presentation of Distinguished Service Award. Public is invited. Tickets: $40 at eventbrite.com.

Wag-O-Ween fundraiser

The 12th annual Wag-O-Ween will be from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 starting at 602 Abercorn St. at Huntingdon. Buy a map and wristband, follow the map. Tickets: $5. Raffle. Costume contest. $5 photos. Proceeds to Dachshund Rescue and to Coastal Pet Rescue. Costume contest proceeds to Humane Society for Greater Savannah. See Facebook for presale of map. Info: 912-508-3336.

Federation of the Blind fundraiser

The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County will hold its annual gospel music extravaganza fundraiser at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 624 Waters Ave. No cost to attend, free will offering appreciated. Info: Lucy Palmer at 912-233-5639.

Fall festival, corvette show

The Coastal Corvette Association will hold its Fall Festival and Corvette Show on Oct. 21 at the Village on Skidaway Island. Face painting, pumpkin carving, the Landings Library book sale, and a variety arts and crafts by island artists. Info: coastalcorvetteassociation.com

SACGC Botanical Garden plant sale

The SACGC Botanical Garden fall plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at 1388 Eisenhower Drive. Gardening books will also be available and proceeds will help the garden continue their repairs from both hurricanes. Info: 913-355-3883 or b.ward839@comcast.net.

Sol C Johnson class of ’68 meeting

The Sol C. Johnson Class of 1968 will hold their monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Nicholsonboro Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 13319 White Bluff Road. Help plan the 50th class reunion scheduled for June 15 to17. Contact President Isaac Martin at 912-257-5778 or Vice President JoAnne Mitchell at 912-228-5519 for annual dues amount.

Skidaway Island Village Library book sale

The Village Library on Skidaway Island will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 Books, CDs and DVDs for all age groups. Free face painting and other amusements for children. Info: 912-598-1183.

Wilmington Island Farmers Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers Market will host Family Fun Day featuring an Islands Family YMCA obstacle course perfect for preschoolers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Info: wifarmersmarket.org.

Voice-Overs workshop

Learn how to do voice overs during an interactive workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Savannah Technical College auditorium, 190 Crossroads Pkwy. Cost: $25 at savannahtech.edu.

Blacksmithing, Civil War medicine

Oct. 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. Learn about blacksmithing and about tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Fort admission. Info: FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Free family day at Cultural Arts Studio

In celebration of Arts and Humanities month, the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs will host a free family day from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Oct. 21 at the Cultural Arts Studio, 9 W. Henry St. Try your hand at indigo dyeing, pottery on the wheel, puppet making & playing, and shadow drawing. Free and open to the public. Info: savannahga.gov/arts.

Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest will have area artists, vendors and nonprofits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion, Paxton Park, Bluff Drive and Rose Avenue. Musicians will perform from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Isle of Hope Marina stage.

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.

Tybee Redfish Tournament

Tybee Island’s annual charity Redfish Tournament for adults and kids will be Oct 21 to 22. Cash prizes. Benefiting Georgia’s Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Team Opa. Register at eventbrite.com.

Mustang & Classic Ford Show

The Savannah Mustang Club will holds its annual Mustang & Classic Ford show Oct. 21 at the Savannah Mall, 14405 Abercorn St. Ext. Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House and other local charities. Details: savannahmustangclub.org.

OCT. 22

Young People’s Concert

Students from the Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Savannah Arts Academy and the SAA String Quartet will play their favorite pieces during a free Young People’s Concert at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Skidaway Island United Methodist Church sanctuary, 54 Diamond Causeway.

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.

Card party, fashion show fundraiser

The Savannah Woman’s Club will have a card party and fashion show luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at White Bluff Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Road. Money raised benefits local charities. Tickets: $15. Call Judi Althen at 912-665-1440.

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

Hear Elvis’ gospel album in concert

“How Great Thou Art: The Complete Elvis Gospel Album in Concert” will be Oct. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church located at 225 W. President St. Performed by Trae Gurley and his RCA Studio B Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www.tikly.co/events/2158 or at the door. $5 from every ticket sold to benefit Loop It Up Savannah. Additional proceeds support the preservation and restoration of the historic church building and music in Savannah. Part of Trinity Sanctuary Concerts.

Book launch at The Sentient Bean

There will be a book launch, signing and reading of “In The Dark” by Susan Earl from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

OCT. 27

Summer learning fundraiser for at-risk kids

Horizons Savannah will hold its fifth annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Silent, live auctions with gently used to new designer handbags. Supports the summer learning program for at-risk children. Tickets: $35 at 912-961-8854. Info: horizonssavannah.org

Fall Harvest Celebration

Port Wentworth will have a fall harvest celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at P.B. Edwards Jr. Gymnasium, 101 Turnberry St. Face painting, games, hay ride, activity booths, costume contest, prizes, music. Port Wentworth Fire and Police Department.

Horizon Savannah fundraiser

Horizons Savannah will hold the fifth annual charity luncheon and purse auction called Grab a Bag for Kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Silent and live auctions of designer handbags, new and gently used. Tickets: $35. Info: horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854.

Pumpkin painting with police

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, 201 Habersham St., will hold a pumpkin painting with police event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 p.m. Free, including supplies and apron. Includes magician Magic Marc and McGruff the Crime Dog. Bounce house, games, candy for kids. Bring bags for candy. Costumes welcome.

Sunset bat hikes

Oct. 27: 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. Includes a short half-mile walk. Meet rangers at the park office and museum. Cost: $2. Info: FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

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.

Lafayette visits Davenport House

Lafayette in Savannah 1825!: Celebrating the Nation’s Guest, a living history program presented by the Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St., will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in October. Walk through the candlelit historic house meeting characters living at the time. There will be a ball with a demonstration of early 19th century dancing. Cost: $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Plus tax. At davenporthousemuseum.org. Info: 912/236-8097, info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Gardenfest at Botanical Gardens

Gardenfest will be from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. Per-vehicle parking fee. After parking, free access to the gardens and seminars during this seasonal event. Choose to attend on either of two days and attend free gardening seminars in the Visitor Center. In the grassed Event Field, browse vendors for garden-related items, including plants (fall is the best time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs in our region!). Details: coastalgeorgiabg.org or 912-921-5460

Masquerade in the Mansion

8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 27. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. The William Jay Society’s Masquerade in the Mansion will feature entertainment, treats and surprises. Proceeds support education outreach and museum programming. Tickets: $65 for members, $85 for non-members before Oct. 26. Tickets at the door are $85 for members, $100 for non-members. Patron tickets: $125 and include unlimited drinks. Ages 21 and older only. Tickets at telfair.org/event/masquerade2017 or call 912-790-8807.

OCT. 28

Conrad Aiken celebration

Snow by Conrad Aiken will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Unitarian-Universalist Church of Savannah, Troup Square. Free. Celebrate the life and work of writer Conrad Aiken, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Poet Laureate of the United States, who was born and died in Savannah (1889-1973).

Hall to sign books at E Shaver

B. Frank Hall, author of “Black Diamond, The Fourth Missing Bullet” will sign books Oct. 28 at E. Shavers Bookstore.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Oct. 28, SECF Parent University will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at Savannah High School, 400 Pennsylvania Ave. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

Graveface Fright Fest

2 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 28. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Graveface Fright Fest features the films “Deadtime Stories” (Q&A with writer/director Jeffrey Delman), “Brain Damage,” “Creepshow,” “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” “City of the Living Dead” and “Freaks.” The Marshmallow Ghosts will perform live to a surprise freaky short silent film from 1910. There will also be a “fake” trailer competition with prizes. Tickets: $20 or $50 for VIP in advance at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

Underwater pumpkin carving, costume contest

6-11 p.m. Oct. 28. Diving Locker Ski Chalet, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. To join the pumpkin carving contest, bring your own pumpkin, dive tool and mask. Come dressed and dive in a creative costume to compete for prizes. There will be a movie in the pool. Admission is free; costs vary to enter competition. Info at dlsc1.com.

Trick or Trot 5K Fun Run

The Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club will hold the Trick or Trot 5K annual Fun Run Oct. 28 at Island Family YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Island. Race begins promptly at 8 a.m. Costumes and family entertainment. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House and other local Rotary charities. Register at runsignup.com or fleetfeetsavannah.com. Info: trickortrot.net.

Ghost in the Post

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 135, 108 Bull St., will hold its fifth annual Ghost in the Post Halloween Ball at 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Must be 21. Tickets: $20 to $25 at 912-655-1193.Live music, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, door prizes, costume contest. Proceeds help support veterans, active military and their families.

OCT. 29

Cancer survivors’ choir rehearsals

Cancer survivors’ choir concert will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle, 1101 Stiles Ave. Freed. Info: Vera Jennings at 912-655-9562 or verajennings68@yahoo.com.

Bethesda UMC halloween

Bethesda UMC, 3608 Midland Road, Guyton, will hold its free Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Info: 912-728-3332.

Halloween at Savage Island

Oct. 29, 7 - 9 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill. Campers only. Info: FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

OCT. 30

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Oct. 30, County District 7 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Savannah Technical College, Academic Commons, 5717 White Bluff Road. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

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.

Learn about Medicaid

Learn about Medicaid programs and services, including how to qualify for Medicaid based on a child’s disability or chronic health condition, during a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at the Eli Whitney Complex 2 Laura Ave., Professional Learning Center. Registration at 9:30. The workshop is Georgia Medicaid Basics and Home and Community-Based Services. Info: 912-395-1329 or Juliet.Hardeman@sccpss.com

Hallelujah night

Hallelujah night is providing a safe alternative for Halloween from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 in Daffin Park. Candy, games, food, rides. Focus on teen violence in Savannah. Sponsored by The Body of Christ and local businesses. Info: Sharon Brown at 912-308-5597 or Josey Coleman at 470-629-1847.

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.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 1, County District 7 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at West Chatham Middle School, 800 Pine Barren Road. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

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.

Leadership in a revolutionary world

Learn about Thomas Jefferson and leadership in a revolutionary world at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull St. The Georgia Historical Society and UVaClub of Savannah will host an evening with Alan Taylor, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair at the University of Virginia, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, winner of the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award. Free, open to the public.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 2, County District 5 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Henderson Golf Club, 1 Al Henderson Drive. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

Horizon Savannah fundraiser

Horizons Savannah will hold the fifth annual charity luncheon and purse auction called Grab a Bag for Kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Silent and live auctions of designer handbags, new and gently used. Tickets: $35. Info: horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854.

NOV. 2-4

‘Anna Hunter’ opera premiere

Savannah Voice Festival present the premiere of “Anna Hunter, the Spirit of Savannah” opera Nov. 2 to 4 at the Davenport House. Tickets start at $37.50 at savannahvoicefestival.org

Heiskell to sign book at E. Shaver

Elizabeth Heiskell, the Debutante Farmer, will sign her new book “What Can I Bring?” from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at E. Shaver Bookseller, 326 Bull St.

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

Community resource fair, festival

The Savannah Sisterhood Symposium, a community resource fair and festival designed to empower women, will be Nov. 3 to 5 at different locations. A community resource fair Nov. 4 will be at the International Longshoreman’s Hall, 221 N. Lathrop Ave. Details: savannahsisterhoodsymposium@gmail.com.

Old Fort Jackson fundraiser, lowcountry boil

Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, will hold its annual auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 4. Includes artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters. Free. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for a fee.

NOV. 4-5

Christmas at Alee Arts & Crafts

Christmas at Alee Arts & Crafts, 100 Eisenberg Drive, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Christmas décor, wreaths and holiday gifts. Proceeds from arts and crafts show benefit Alee 1st Lady’s Project. Festival of Trees decorated and donated by Alee Unit and Club Auxiliaries will be on display. A silent auction vote for these unique trees will benefit our Morris Slotin Travel fund. Admission: $3, free for children 12 and under. Info: 912-433-6091 or aleechristmasbazaar@gmail.com.

NOV. 5

Ogeechee Audubon Field Trip

Hutchinson Island Nov. 5. Fall Migration is in its last weeks and many winter residents have already settled in. Mix of birds due to a diverse habitat. Beginners and families with children are welcome. Meet at the white building (community center) at 8 a.m. Leader: Diana Churchill, 912-604-7539 or dichurchbirds@gmail.com. Free and open to the public.

NOV. 6

Social Apostolate Golf Outing

The Social Apostolate will hold a golf outing at Marshwood Course, The Landings, at 9 a.m. Nov. 6. Social Apostolate focuses on employability, self-sufficiency and stability for the poor, homeless, disabled and at-risk of Savannah. Cost: $135. Contact Kate Haase at 912-604-9669 or kthaze@mac.com.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 6, County District 3 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Savannah High School, 400 Pennsylvania Ave. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

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. 7

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 7, County District 5 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hodge Elementary, 975 Clinch St. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

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. 8-9

Old fashioned church bazaar

The annual Holly Days Bazaar will be Nov. 8 to 9 at St. John’s Church on Madison Square. Lunch inside the historic Green-Meldrim House, silent auction, treasure room, garden shop, holiday crafts, church tours, and more. Info: facebook.com/stjohnschurchbazaar/

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

Garrison to hold concert

Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts will hold A New Beginning concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts. Includes the wind, youth and cadet ensembles. Cost: $5, free for children, activity duty military with ID.

NOV. 9-11

Southern Style Now Festival

Southern Style Now Festival will be around Savannah from Nov. 9 to 11. Includes a celebration of interior design with panel discussions, art exhibitions, book signings, antiques and architectural trolley tours, artisan demonstrations and cocktail parties. It will benefit the Historic Savannah Foundation. Info: southernstylenow.com.

NOV. 10

Hospice Savannah golf tournament

A golf tourmament to benefit Hospice Savannah Inc. will be Nov. 10 at the The Landings Club’s Plantation Course. Driving range and lunch at noon with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Details: HospiceSavannah.org/Golf or 912-436-0756.

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.

Contra dancing

The Savannah Folk Music Society contra dancing will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Garden City Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. Alcohol free. Newcomers welcome. Cost: $9, $6 for SFMS members, pay at door. Info: savannahfolk.org

Trinity Novemberfest

Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd., will hold its Novemberfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Crafts, bake sale, Barbeque, plants, used books. Holiday items. Lunch $5. Antique car show. Kids activities.

Habitat homeownership program

Learn how to become a home owner in the Savannah/Chatham County area from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. You must attend the meeting to receive an application; bring a blank $20 Money Order. Info: Stepheny Campbell at 912-353-8122 or stepheny@habitatsavannah.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.

Elks fundraiser

High Tea & Fashion Show fundraiser will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd. Bring your own tea cup (or one will be provided) and enjoy a high tea and fashions by SteinMart. All proceeds to Elks Aidmore Auxiliary Charities. Cost: $15. RSVP to Sharon Johnson at sharonj123@bellsouth.net or 912-507-5570.

NOV. 13

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 13, County District 8 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mercer Middle School, 201 Rommel Ave St. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

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.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 14, County District 8 will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Port Wentworth Gym, 101 Turnberry St. District 6 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Georgetown Elementary, 1516 King George Blvd. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.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.

County meetings on citizen priorities

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition will hold community meetings to learn what is important to people living in the county. On Nov. 15, County District 1 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The public is encouraged to attend. Info: 912-651-1478 or coastalgaindicators.org

Ogeechee Audubon Field Trip

Onslow Island SNWR Nov. 15. We welcome beginners, families and children. See birds up close. Meet at the entrance at 7:30 a.m. Be prepared for a lot of walking. Leader: Mary Lou Dickson, marylou@dicksonimages.com. Free and open to the public.

NOV. 16

Learn what Africa’s rise means to U.S.

Learn what Africa’s rise means for the future security and prosperity of the united states—and why we aren’t ready during the Savannah Council on World Affairs program Nov. 16 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Social at 7:30 p.m., program at 8. Free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10 nonmembers. Info: savannahcwa.org

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.

GED classes on Saturdays

Savannah Technical College will offer free GED classes on Saturdays. Register at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, take pre-tests and meet an advisor. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Nov. 25 at the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. Details: Savannahtech.edu or call 912-443-5446

Children’s Book Festival at Forsyth Park

Savannah Children’s Book Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 in Forsyth Park. Meet favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy hands-on activities. Book signings and readings, arts and crafts, community partners and nonprofit organizations, as well as a variety of food. Details and author names: liveoakpl.org/scbf/

Garden City public safety day

The City of Garden City Public Safety Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in front of City Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Garden City. Public safety demonstrations, kids activities. Public safety workers from various agencies will complete drills and challenges. Includes a firefighter challenge, K-9 challenge, team car extrication drill, cornhole tournament, donut eating contest, tug-of-war and more. Info: gardencity-ga.gov/psday.

Baptist church’s Family Fall Festival

Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church’s Family Fall Festival from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Games, inflatables, cotton candy, booths, trunks with treats, cake walk and cotton candy. It’s all free. Info: 912 355-0949.

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. 19

O’Connor’s themes in modern-day Cuba

Melanie Bowden Simón will discuss how her own experiences in Cuba echoed Flannery O’Connor’s power to find grace and beauty in life’s darkest moments, at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Free.

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. 25 – Dec. 24

Light show at Botanical Gardens

December Nights and Holiday Lights will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. See 1 million sparkling lights during a leisure walking tour across the Gardens. Santa Claus on certain nights/times, Coastal Rail Buff’s miniature train display, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. Weather-dependent, as rain causes the lights to trip breakers. Per-person admission; higher admission on peak-nights, such as on Saturdays and the week before Christmas. Details: coastalgeorgiabg.org or 912-921-5460

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.

Holiday auction for ScoutReach program

The annual holiday auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will be at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Landings Plantation Club. Proceeds will help pay for inner city youth from low income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors, and participate in leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Reserve a spot by calling Angela Phillips at 912-927-7272 ext. 204. Info: is coastalgeorgiabsa.org

VIP light show at Botanical Gardens

The Friends of the Coastal Garden is hosting their holiday lights fundraiser Bright Lights Botanical Nights from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. Enjoy a private viewing of more than a million lights in the CGBG. Open bar, food stations and for kids, Mrs. Claus Kitchen. Tickets: $100, $20 child, under 5 free. Details: coastalgeorgiabg.org or 912-921-5460

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. 4

Learn about open hearth cooking

Nancy Carter Crump, culinary historian specializing in 18th century open hearth cooking, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. Free but reservations for seating requested at 912-236-8097. Part of the Davenport House Harvest Lecture Series.

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

Learn about the Iran nuclear deal

Learn the inside story of the Iran nuclear deal during the Savannah Council on World Affairs program Dec. 7 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Social at 7:30 p.m., program at 8. Free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10 nonmembers. Info: savannahcwa.org

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. 11

Learn about our culinary history

Damon Lee Fowler, culinary historian specializing in southern cooking and the taste of the lowcountry, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. Free but reservations for seating requested at 912-236-8097. Part of the Davenport House Harvest Lecture Series.

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.

Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

A one-day art sale will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St. this is a fundraiser for Puerto Rico’s infrastructure donated to United Methodist Committee on Relief. Organized by local artist and activist Sandy Branam.

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. 17

Reading of Capote’s ‘A Christmas Memory’

Retired Armstrong State University English professor Robert Strozier will deliver the 28th annual holiday reading of Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory” at 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Free.

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. 26-30

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

Learn about the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the Davenport House, 324 E. State St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26 to 30. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home. Demonstration of period dancing. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at door; $6 children in advance, $8 at door. Plus tax. Combination pass for the daily tour and the holiday evening tour: $16. Tickets: davenporthousemuseum.org

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 2-3

Antiques, architecture weekend

The second annual Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend will be March 2 to 3, 2018. Lectures, live auction, tours of historic museum houses. Meet celebrity TV stars and appraisers; have your own treasures appraised. Benefits the Andrew Lowe and The Green-Meldrim Museum Houses. A la carte activities. Prices vary: SavAntiquesWeekend.com

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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