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.

 

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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of 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

Fall festival at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

A fall festival will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road. Free activities, games, inflatable bouncer, and more. BBQ dinner for purchase at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Fund.

100 Women Who Care to meet

The 100 Women Who Care will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at 1141 Cornell Ave. at the Savannah Center for Blind & Low Vision. Be a part of this group that meets only four hours a year to help community nonprofits.

Transit Authority to meet with passengers

Chatham Area Transit Authority staff will meet with paratransit passengers at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Learn how SSU social work department was created

Savannah State University’s social work department will hold a panel with the inaugural class of social work students from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Student Union, ballroom A. The panel will be led by former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, an SSU professor emeritus and a current scholar-in-residence. The panel will discuss how faculty created the social work department and laid the groundwork for future students at SSU. A question and answer session will follow. Free but must register at signupgenius.com.

Learn about historic sidewalks, streets

Learn about the historic streets and sidewalks in Savannah at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cramer Hall, 27 W. Charlton St. Savannah Chapter of the Victorian Society in America will present “Neglected Heritage Underfoot: Appreciating Savannah’s Historic Street and Sidewalk Pavement” by Robin Williams, chair of the architectural history department at SCAD. Refreshments at 5:30. Cost: free for chapter members, $5 donation for guests. RSVP to VictorianSocietyinSavannah@gmail.com .

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.

Center for Autism to hold open house

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism Inc., 6602 Abercorn St., Suite #200, will hold an open house and tour of expanded school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Teachers will be available for questions, refreshments. Info: Patti Victor at 912-355-9098

Trinity Sanctuary concert

A Trinity Sanctuary Concert with Mile 12 and City Hotel will be Nov. 15 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door or at www.tikly.co/events/2159. Benefit of $5 from every ticket sold will go to Hospice Savannah, with additional proceeds supporting the preservation and restoration of the historic church building and music in Savannah.

Alzheimer’s benefit

Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Free, but donations requested to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Music, food, drink at the home of Donald and Carole Arpin on Turner’s Creek, Marsh Harbor, on Whitemarsh Island. Tommy Arpin will honor his mother, Carole, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and he will provide a sneak peek of the dance he will perform at the 2018 Dancing Stars of Coast Georgia, an Alzheimer’s fundraiser in May. RSVP to SavMoonlightMingle@gmail.com.

Free recycle day at Savannah State

Savannah State University and the City of Savannah will hold free recycling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SSU in front of Tiger Arena. Nov. 15. Recycle paper, plastic, glass and cooking grease. Info: De’Anna Franklin at 912-651-6620 x 1002 or dfrankin@savannahga.gov.

Art bazaar for Loop it Up

The Metro Savannah Rotary Club will host an art bazaar at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Whitman on Forsyth Park. Proceeds to benefit Loop It Up Savannah. Retro ’60s music. Come in best “Man Men” fashion. Meet local artists creating works to be bid on during the event. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cost: $45 at metrosavannahrotary.org or $50 at the door.

Boy Scouts’ Holiday Auction benefit

RSVP by Nov. 15. The annual Holiday Auction and Dinner benefitting the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will begin at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Landings Plantation Club. Support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city youth from low-income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors, and participate in the leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. There is no cost for the dinner or admission. Reservations required by Nov. 15 to Angela Phillips 912-927-7272 x 204 or to sign up as a volunteer.

Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic benefits pediatric patients

Register by Nov. 15. The Annual Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic will be Nov. 18 at Oldfield Golf Club, beginning with a shot gun start at 10 a.m. Registration at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit the John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center. All monies will be used to assist pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders at the Willett Children’s Hospital. Register by Nov. 15 with Janet Kolbush at 843-338-6139.

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

Voice competition fundraiser

The American Traditions Vocal Competition’s third annual Johnny Mercer Birthday Gala with “Blues in the Night” will be Nov. 16 at The Landings Plantation Club, 1 Cottonwood Lane, Skidaway Island. Fundraiser begins with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Hear 2013 ATC Gold Medalist Kimberly Hawkey, 2016 ATC Gold Medalist Michael Maliakel, and 2014 ATC Gold Medalist and current Artistic Director Mikki Sodergren. Tickets: $100 at americantraditionscompetition.com

Digital marketing outlook to be discussed

Belinda Baugniet, an executive with Yahoo and Ebates, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Tech-Savannah’s final Learners & Leaders session of 2017, “Digital Marketing Outlook,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Savannah Morning News building at 1375 Chatham Parkway. Lunch and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $15 includes lunch, at pe.gatech.edu/Sav-Learners. Info: savinfo@pe.gatech.edu

Girls’ Night Out: ‘West Side Story’

“West Side Story,” the winner of 10 Oscars, will be screened at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $10, includes a glass of wine and a pack of hankies, at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

Microplastics pollution focus of meeting

The issue of microplastics in coastal waters and what, if anything, can be done about them will be the focus of an Evening @ Skidaway Nov. 16 in the McGowan Library, University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, 10 Ocean Science Circle. Reception at 6:15 p.m., panel discussion at 7. Co-sponsored by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Free, but reserve a seat: 912-598-2325 or mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu.

An evening of Ashley Inguanta poetry

Ashley Inguanta: An Evening of Poetry will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at PULP Books & Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free and open to the public. Inguanta will read from her last collection, “Bomb.” Info: pulpsavannah.com

United Way victory celebration

United Way of the Coastal Empire will hold a victory celebration Nov. 16 at Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Drive. Starting at 5:30 with live music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails. Program at 7. Cost: $50, must be at least 21. Info: uwce.org/events

Founders Day at Savannah State

Savannah State University will celebrate Founders Day at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 in the Student Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. It will commemorate those who established the school and a celebration of the members of the SSU family. Speaker: Carolyn V. Jordan, D. Min., descendant of Maj. Richard R. Wright Sr., the first president of SSU. Capt. Donnie Cochran, retired, and Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D., will each accept the Richard R. Wright Excellence Award. Wilburn Joe Eason, class of 1973, will receive the Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award. Info: savannahstate.edu

NOV. 16-17

Discover your customers

Learn how to meet the needs of people buying your product during the free customer discovery classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 to 17 at Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. Info: atdc.org

NOV. 16-18

Camellia Festival, book signing, tours

The Coastal Georgia Camellia Society will hold its Savannah Camellia Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. Brie Arthur will sign her book “The Foodscape Revolution from Camellias to Chamomile.” Admission: $5. At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16, Arthur will sign her book following the luncheon. Tickets: $35, includes tour of the Camellia Garden. At 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18, Arthur will lecture on her book. Tickets: $15. Tickets must be sold in advance for lunch and lecture. Info/tickets at coastalgeorgiacamelliasociety.com

NOV. 17

Free Dental Day

Howard Family Dental, 91 Brighton Woods Drive, Pooler, is holding its annual Free Dental Day on Nov. 17. Staff and dentists will provide one free service for both children and adults. Numbers will be handed out the day of the event, beginning at 6:30 a.m., with the offer limited to the first 200 people.

Thanksgiving community dinner

Butler Presbyterian Church USA, 603 W Victory Drive, will hold its annual Thanksgiving community dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. All meals served in-house. No takeouts. To donate or volunteer, contact Mrs. Eady at 912-236-7747

Community magic show

Gateway Church, 1702 Pine Barren Road, Bloomingdale, is hosting a community magic show with Magician John Michael Hinton at 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Free with $2 donations per attendee for the Bloomingdale Food Pantry at First Baptist Church of Bloomingdale. Pick your show time at gatewaymagicshow.com.

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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Federation of the Blind to meet

The National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County to meet at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Thomas Francis Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. Info: President McArthur Jarrett at 912-349-2651.

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.

Color-A-Thon fundraiser

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School is hosting a Color-a-Thon Run Nov. 18 at L. Scott Stell Park, 383 Bush Road. Fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. Walk, run, skip, or dance through a course and be blasted by color dust. Online registration Nov. 3, includes T-shirt. Day of registration starts at 9 a.m. To register: shop.schoolathon.org/186902.

Oatland Harvest Festival, cane grinding

The annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center . Savannah Folk Music Society will fill the forest with traditional rhythms while children enjoy hay rides, crafts and games, a talent show and cake walk. Weaving and spinning by The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Admission: $7, $5 for children 4 to 17, military and seniors. Info: 912-395-1212 or oatlandisland.org.

Urban Hope’s Pee Wee Rodeo

The fourth annual Pee Wee Rodeo will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Thunderbolt. Fundraiser benefits Urban Hope’s free after-school program for local at-risk children. Various rodeo events using a stick or bouncy horse. Petting zoo, pony rides, archery, hayride, mechanical bull, arts and crafts, and face painting. Cost: $15, $10 children, $50 family max, free for age 3 and younger. Tickets: urbanhopesavannah.org

Philharmonic concert

The Savannah Philharmonic will perform its “From the New World” concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Tickets: $15 to $80 at savannahboxoffice.com. Info: savannahphilharmonic.org

Ballroom dancing

USA Dance Chapter #6069 will host a ballroom dance and lesson at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at 301 US HWY. 80, Pooler. This month’s lesson is the Viennese Waltz. Cost: $10 members, 15 nonmembers or $25 a couple. Singles welcome, too. Info: Jon Green at 425-971-1173, usadancesavannah.com

Bobby Randall & Melissa Lee on stage

Bobby Randall, a founding member for Sawyer Brown, and Melissa Lee, a new country music artist, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $20 reserved seating, $25 premium at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

Pecan & Honey Harvest celebration

The fourth annual Pecan & Honey Harvest celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Just-harvested South Georgia pecans, pecan pies, local honey, refreshments, live music and more. Info: asburymemorial.org or call 912-233-4351.

Wilmington Island Farmers Market to host fundraiser

Fundraiser for Tim Moody and Family. The Wilmington Island Farmers Market will host a fundraiser for Armstrong State University’s Chief Information Officer Tim Moody from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Silent auction. Bike safety talk and safety-related activities by The Savannah Bicycle Campaign and the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. Info: wifarmersmarket.org

Senior dinner, dance

The Eastside Neighborhood Alliance’s third annual Senior Dinner & Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 at the W.W. Law Community Center, 909 E. Bolton St. Cost: $15, $25 a couple at the Center. Info: www.eccicommunity.org, email eastsideconcern@hotmail.com or 912-844-1278. All proceeds go to the Senior Independence Program.

Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic benefits pediatric patients

Register by Nov. 15. The Annual Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic will be Nov. 18 at Oldfield Golf Club, beginning with a shot gun start at 10 a.m. Registration at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit the John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center. All monies will be used to assist pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders at the Willett Children’s Hospital. Register by Nov. 15 with Janet Kolbush at 843-338-6139.

Coastal Heritage Society fundraiser

Registration deadline Nov. 18. Coastal Heritage Society and Savannah Yoga Center will host a yoga retreat, historic indigo dyeing lesson and museum tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. The event will focus on our region’s historic connection to indigo, as the crops once flourished on Georgia’s Sea Islands during the 18th century. Proceeds to costs of clean up and repairs following Hurricane Irma. Cost: $175, $145 by Nov. 5. Register by Nov. 18 at http://bit.ly/IndigoYoga.

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.

Juan Rollan Quartet to perform

Listen to the Juan Rollan Quartet from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Ben Tucker pavilion at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Free to Coastal Jazz Association members, $20 for nonmembers at eventbrite.com.

Neighborhood block party at Greenbriar

The Savannah Philharmonic will perform at “Philharmonic in the Streetz” from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Greenbriar Children’s Center, 3709 Hopkins St. Free neighborhood block party with an outdoor stage. Activities for children. Free Leopold’s ice cream. BBQ dinners sold.

United Way Turkey Trot

Ninth annual United Way Turkey Trot will be Nov. 23 at Daffin Park. Kids K at 8 a.m., Diaper Dash at 8:15 and 4 Mile Run at 8:30. Register: runsignup.com. Daffin Park, Washington Avenue, Police Memorial Drive ending at Daffin Park. Registration ends 11:59 p.m. Nov. 21.

Savannah Santa Train at the station

Savannah Santa Train will be giving rides from 9 a.m. to 5 p. Dec. 9 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Train or activities only tickets: $15 each (18 months or older, preregistration required at chsgeorgia.org/santa-train). Many kids activities. Donation stations for Salvation Army.

Coastal Heritage Society fundraiser

Registration deadline Nov. 18. Coastal Heritage Society and Savannah Yoga Center will host a yoga retreat, historic indigo dyeing lesson and museum tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. The event will focus on our region’s historic connection to indigo, as the crops once flourished on Georgia’s Sea Islands during the 18th century. Proceeds to costs of clean up and repairs following Hurricane Irma. Cost: $175, $145 by Nov. 5. Register by Nov. 18 at http://bit.ly/IndigoYoga.

Help CrimeStoppers fundraiser

“Putt” away crime by registering for CrimeStoppers second annual Mini Golf Tournament from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Islands Miniature Golf and Games. Food, music, bounce house, awards. Visit with McGruff the Crime Dog and Santa Clause. Teams can register two to five people: $10, $5 child. All proceeds benefit the reward fund. Register at bit.ly/CSminigolf or on game day at 11:30 a.m. Info: savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org

Meet the legislators

The Chatham County Legislative Delegation will host its annual Chatham County Pre-Legislative Forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Meet state representatives and senators prior to the 2018 legislative session. Email appointment requests to Donna Harley at Donna.Harley@house.ga.gov or fax to 404-463-4122.

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.

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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

NOV. 20-22

Feed the Hungry’s ninth annual holiday dinners

Feed the Hungry’s ninth annual Thanksgiving holiday dinners will be Nov. 20 at noon at the Pembroke Senior Citizens Center and at 5 p.m. at the Rincon YMCA, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. at theWest Chatham YMCA, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Johns S. Delaware Center, 1815 Lincoln St. There will be hot meals, the empowerment zone, kid’s corner, farmers market, live entertainment and more. Info: savannahfeedthehungry.net

NOV. 20-DEC. 2

‘A Christmas Carol’ on Tybee

FEFC Youth Ensemble Theater presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to welcome the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-Dec. 2. Tickets: $15; $7 children 12 and under, at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

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

United Way Turkey Trot

Ninth annual United Way Turkey Trot will be Nov. 23 at Daffin Park. Kids K at 8 a.m., Diaper Dash at 8:15 and 4 Mile Run at 8:30. Register: runsignup.com. Daffin Park, Washington Avenue, Police Memorial Drive ending at Daffin Park. Registration ends 11:59 p.m. Nov. 21.

NOV. 25

‘Nutcracker’ ballet

The South Carolina Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary with the production of “Nutcracker” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Savannah Civic Center Cost: $20 to $45 at savannahcivic.com, at the box office or by calling 800-351-7469.

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. 26

Youth winter basketball

Youth Winter Basketball League registration runs through Nov. 30 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at The Jenkins Athletic Club, 6408 Waters Ave. Practices begin early December, season starts Jan. 2. Details: 912-352-0964.

Help CrimeStoppers fundraiser

“Putt” away crime by registering for CrimeStoppers second annual Mini Golf Tournament from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Islands Miniature Golf and Games. Food, music, bounce house, awards. Visit with McGruff the Crime Dog and Santa Clause. Teams can register two to five people: $10, $5 child. All proceeds benefit the reward fund. Register at bit.ly/CSminigolf or on game day at 11:30 a.m. Info: savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org

Savannah Santa Train at the station

Savannah Santa Train will be giving rides from 9 a.m. to 5 p. Dec. 9 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Train or activities only tickets: $15 each (18 months or older, preregistration required at chsgeorgia.org/santa-train). Many kids activities. Donation stations for Salvation Army.

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

Discuss services for seniors, those with disabilities, caregivers

Join group discussions about programs and services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers in your community from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 28 at Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar St., J.F. Gregory Park. Sponsored by Coastal Regional Commission on Aging and Coastal Georgia Aging & Disability Resource Connection. Info: 800-580-6860.

Chandler to sign book on Kahlil Gibran

Author Paul-Gordon Chandler will speak about his new book “In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran” at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. The largest collection of Kahlil Gibran’s art in the United States is at the Telfair Museums. Presentation followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public.

Boy Scouts’ Holiday Auction benefit

RSVP by Nov. 15. The annual Holiday Auction and Dinner benefitting the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will begin at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Landings Plantation Club. Support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city youth from low-income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors, and participate in the leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. There is no cost for the dinner or admission. Reservations required by Nov. 15 to Angela Phillips 912-927-7272 x 204 or to sign up as a volunteer.

NOV. 29

Learn school, home communications strategies

Learn how to use effective communication skills to develop a partnership with your child’s IEP/IFSP team, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 29 at the Eli Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Ave. RSVP to 912-395-1329 or Juliet.hardeman@sccpss.com.

Take the Jan. 1 plunge

The Tybee Polar Plunge will be Jan. 1 at the Tybee Pier. All the proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater, the island’s historic performing arts and movie venue. Cost: 415 adults, $15 children, includes a T-shirt, at tybeeposttheater.org. Join the Gang of Goofs Parade and Costume Contest.

NOV. 30

Savannah High 50th reunion planning meeting

The Planning Committee for the Savannah High School Class of 1968’s 50th reunion will meet at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 30 at Fiddler’s Southside. Info: SavannahHarry@aol.com.

South Islands Farmers & Artisans Market

South Islands Farmers & Artisans Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov 30 at Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. Includes kids tent and free crafts.

Youth winter basketball

Youth Winter Basketball League registration runs through Nov. 30 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at The Jenkins Athletic Club, 6408 Waters Ave. Practices begin early December, season starts Jan. 2. Details: 912-352-0964.

DEC. 1

‘Messiah’ Sing Along at Butler Presbyterian

The annual Handel’s “Messiah” Sing Along at Butler Presbyterian Church USA, 603 W. Victory Drive, will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Free admission, silent offering accepted. Musicians Jillian Durant, Gabrielle Walker, Abbey Terry, Jonathan Murphy, Christopher Jordan, Theron Wakefield, organist R. Steven Branyon, conductor Luther Washington II, members of the James Thompson Jr. Community Chorale, SSU Concert Chorale and BRAVO Music Co.’s String Trio. Sing along audience should arrive at 6:30 p.m. and bring copy of “Messiah.”

DEC. 1-3

Collective Face puts ‘Harvey’ on stage

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble will perform “Harvey” at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 to 2, 8 to 9 and 15 to 16; at 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at the Kennedy Fine Arts Theater, Savannah State University. Cost: $5 to $25 at brownpapertickets.com. Info: collectiveface.org

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.

Help CrimeStoppers fundraiser

“Putt” away crime by registering for CrimeStoppers second annual Mini Golf Tournament from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Islands Miniature Golf and Games. Food, music, bounce house, awards. Visit with McGruff the Crime Dog and Santa Clause. Teams can register two to five people: $10, $5 child. All proceeds benefit the reward fund. Register at bit.ly/CSminigolf or on game day at 11:30 a.m. Info: savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org

Piergogi sale fundraiser

If at all possible please place our event notice in the Community Section. It should read as follows: There will be a piergogi sale from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 1625 Fort Howard Road, Rincon. To preorder, call Leah at 912-826-5467 after 4 p.m.

Holiday concert in a capella at Mars Theatre

The Mars Theatre, 106 S. Laurel St., Springfield, will present an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6 at 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Doors open at 7. Traditional Christmas songs. Details/tickets: $30 at marstheatre.com.

Book signing at Book Nook

Austine Royer Smith will be signing her book “Grandma Waves with her Heart” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Book Nook, 5956 Hwy. 21 S., Rincon. All proceeds go to Haiti Foundling House Ministries-Orphanages.

DEC. 3

Tree of Light memorial

Hospice Savannah’s 26th annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial will be at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive. Non-denominational and contemplative time of sharing music, stories and memories. Free to the community, donations accepted to provide bereavement counseling and support those in need. Donors receive a Tree of Light ornament. Info: www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight.

‘A Gracious Christmas’ fundraiser

“A Gracious Christmas” sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 featuring presenters Mary Kay Andrews, Martha Nesbit and Jane Coslick. Event includes a seated lunch, a marketplace with handcrafts, fair trade coffee and chocolate, cookbooks, and an expanded silent auction. Tickets: $45 includes lunch at savannahfpc.org or at the church office at 912-354-7615. Proceeds will benefit Park Place Outreach.

Gala for the Arts for schools

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Superintendent’s Gala for the Arts will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts. Dinner at Savannah Station. Tickets: $75 show, $125 show and dinner. Contact: 912-395-5600

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

‘A Gracious Christmas’ fundraiser

“A Gracious Christmas” sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 featuring presenters Mary Kay Andrews, Martha Nesbit and Jane Coslick. Event includes a seated lunch, a marketplace with handcrafts, fair trade coffee and chocolate, cookbooks, and an expanded silent auction. Tickets: $45 includes lunch at savannahfpc.org or at the church office at 912-354-7615. Proceeds will benefit Park Place Outreach.

DEC. 8

Meet the legislators

The Chatham County Legislative Delegation will host its annual Chatham County Pre-Legislative Forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Meet state representatives and senators prior to the 2018 legislative session. Email appointment requests to Donna Harley at Donna.Harley@house.ga.gov or fax to 404-463-4122.

Gala for the Arts for schools

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Superintendent’s Gala for the Arts will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts. Dinner at Savannah Station. Tickets: $75 show, $125 show and dinner. Contact: 912-395-5600

DEC. 8-9

Holiday Pops concert set

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’s annual Holiday Pops concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. The Savannah Children’s Choir will be at the matinee. Cost: $15 to $80 at savannahphilharmonic.org.

DEC. 8-10

Collective Face puts ‘Harvey’ on stage

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble will perform “Harvey” at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 to 9 and 15 to 16; at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 at the Kennedy Fine Arts Theater, Savannah State University. Cost: $5 to $25 at brownpapertickets.com. Info: collectiveface.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.

Malcolm Holcombe with Jason Bible

Malcolm Holcombe and Jason Bible will be on stage starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $18 at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

Savannah Santa Train at the station

Savannah Santa Train will be giving rides from 9 a.m. to 5 p. Dec. 9 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Train or activities only tickets: $15 each (18 months or older, preregistration required at chsgeorgia.org/santa-train). Many kids activities. Donation stations for Salvation Army.

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.

Jazz at the Beach concert

The fifth annual Jazz at the Beach Benefit Concert featuring Teddy Adams & The Three Divas will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St. Tickets: $60. Info: Tana Fileccia-Flagg at 518-469-1853

‘Music Through the Ages’ by RISE Chorales

RISE Chorales will perform “Music Through the Ages” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Includes a special holiday sing-a-long to help put concertgoers in the holiday spirit. Tickets:$5 in advance at risechorales.com or $8 at the door.

Isle of Hope Christmas Tour of Homes

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host An Isle of Hope Christmas Tour of Homes from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec 10. Tour seven homes in the Isle of Hope community. Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and entertainment. Tickets: $30. Call Tracy Edgar at 912-658-9868 or the church office at 912-355-3110.

Cohen to sign newest book

Savannah artist Robert E. Cohen will sign his books, including his newest “Finish Line” at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Jepson Center.

Take the Jan. 1 plunge

The Tybee Polar Plunge will be Jan. 1 at the Tybee Pier. All the proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater, the island’s historic performing arts and movie venue. Cost: 415 adults, $15 children, includes a T-shirt, at tybeeposttheater.org. Join the Gang of Goofs Parade and Costume Contest.

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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of 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. 15-17

Collective Face puts ‘Harvey’ on stage

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble will perform “Harvey” at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 to 16; at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Kennedy Fine Arts Theater, Savannah State University. Cost: $5 to $25 at brownpapertickets.com. Info: collectiveface.org

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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. 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. Info: 912-657-2097.

Tybee’s Christmas Cabaret

Christmas Cabaret hosted by Broadway entertainer Jim Wann and Savannah’s Kim Pelote will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Tybee Post Theater. Tickets: $20, $10 children 12 and under, at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

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. 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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

DEC. 19

West Bay Streetscape Improvement Initiative meeting

The public is invited to comment on the West Bay Streetscape Improvement Initiative from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.

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. 20-23

Feed the Hungry’s ninth annual holiday dinners

Feed the Hungry’s ninth annual Christmas holiday dinners will be Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Rincon YMCA, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Pooler YMCA, and Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. There will be free toys, hot meals, live entertainment and more. Info: savannahfeedthehungry.net

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. 24

Take the Jan. 1 plunge

The Tybee Polar Plunge will be Jan. 1 at the Tybee Pier. All the proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater, the island’s historic performing arts and movie venue. Cost: 415 adults, $15 children, includes a T-shirt, at tybeeposttheater.org. Join the Gang of Goofs Parade and Costume Contest.

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.

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JAN. 1

Take the Jan. 1 plunge

The Tybee Polar Plunge will be Jan. 1 at the Tybee Pier. All the proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater, the island’s historic performing arts and movie venue. Cost: 415 adults, $15 children, includes a T-shirt, at tybeeposttheater.org. Join the Gang of Goofs Parade and Costume Contest.

JAN. 9

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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

JAN. 14

Learn about barrier island habitats

Open the Garden Gate is nonprofit Coastal WildScapes’ annual symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at 520 Cedar St., JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Learn about the beaches and barrier island habitats and native wildlife that inhabit them. Speakers and catered lunch. Tickets: $50 at coastalwildscapes.org

JAN. 15

Feed the Hungry MLK Community Dinner

The 10th annual Feed the Hungry MLK Community Dinner will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Frank Callens Boys and Girls Club. To donate, call 912-436-7380 or visit savannahfeedthehungry.org

JAN. 20

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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Learn about barrier island habitats

Open the Garden Gate is nonprofit Coastal WildScapes’ annual symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at 520 Cedar St., JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Learn about the beaches and barrier island habitats and native wildlife that inhabit them. Speakers and catered lunch. Tickets: $50 at coastalwildscapes.org

JAN. 22

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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Jan 22. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

Feb. 2-3

Geekend conference

Learn trends in emerging technology and Savannah’s growing community of tech companies during Geekend, The Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery St., Feb. 2 to 3. Info/register: geek-end.com.

FEB. 13

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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

FEB. 17

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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

FEB. 26

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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

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

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.

MARCH 13

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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. March 13. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

MARCH 17

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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

MARCH 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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 19. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

APRIL 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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. April 10. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

APRIL 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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 16. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

APRIL 21

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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

MAY 8

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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. May 8. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

MAY 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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

MAY 21

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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 21. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

JUNE 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 and other benefits will be available at the Bull Street Library from 4 to 7 p.m. June 12. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

JUNE 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 and other benefits will be available at the Rincon Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16. If unable to come, contact Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272. Bring government-issued ID and most recent month’s income documents. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

JUNE 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 and other benefits will be available at the Oglethorpe Mall Library from 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 18. If unable to come, contact Yahira Heraldez (bilingual) at 912-661-1290 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887. Bring government-issued ID, proof of income, Social Security numbers of entire household. Info: coastalcampaign.org.

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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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