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Networking/Community Events for Week of Apr 17-23, 2017
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Ribbon Cutting for Second Harvest Colonial Volunteer Building
Mary Jane Crouch, Executive Director, 
with Julie Wade, Christian Demere, Trip Tollison, Lisa Pinyan 
& members of the The Board of Directors of Second Harvest  
Update from Marianne & Scott:
Hey Y'all! We hope you all had a fabulous Easter & Passover. We definitely ate too much but I am so proud of Scott and his new exercise routine!! A packed week ahead!! Mon evening is Urban Chamber hosted by Chad Mance of the Mance Law Group. Tue morn we are heading to the Hispanic Chamber to see Alfonso Ribot and the following morning getting up early to see R oy Austin at the  CFO Council's Breakfast.  Wed night heading over to 39 Rue de Jean, to see CCDS's Cindy Burns and team at the Michael Brook's SOUTH Magazine social.  As usual, Thursday is packed, starting with going to the TLC Luncheon to see M ichael T. Owensx Molly, Hallie, Ron and team,  then racing across town  to Lori & John Collin's Savannah Coffee Rosaters to see Adrian Brasher Joy for the IMA Lunch.    That evening starts with the Sav Chamber's Tybee BIz Connections. before Scott is heading off to the Jepson Center to be a Judge  for Debbie Brannigan's Soul Proprietors' Film Competititon. Marianne is going over to see Mary Jane Crounch at the Jewels and Jeans Annual Fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank. .  Friday, we'll both be at Lois Modell's Center for Blind and Low Vision's VIsion Quest luncheon.  Then Sat, stopping by to see Brian Torres and sample his cheesecake at the grand opening of his new place: FORK AND DAGGER - on Abercorn.  
CALLING ALL EVENT PLANNERS!  -Save the date! We're hosting a COURTYARD PARTY at the GINGERBREAD HOUSE - for everyone to meet Sarah Wright, the NEW on-site General Manager for this historic venue. Guests will get to see the new oudoor courtyard space, perfect for weddings/garden parties. We'll also celebrate the LAUNCH of our new NONPROFIT EVENTS COMMUNITY CALENDAR website designed to help all  event planners post their events and AVOID SCHEDULING CONFLICTS ! 
 TIckets now Available for the VIP Lunch with Savannah's own Mary Kay Andrews ! Click here to reserve today, as seating is limited. 
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A)   REGISTER, as this is new website, you will need to register
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By posting you help ALL local nonprofits avoid scheduling conflicts.  !
Hey Bu siness Owners / Leaders, it is that time to help 500 students get their First JOB! as part of the Mayor of Savannah's Summer 500 Program.  Make a difference in our community ! 
Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of  Apr 10-16, 2017
Where YOU need to be! 
Blue = Business Networking
Event / Description
Apr 17 630PM
Urban Chamber of Commerce at Mance Law Group 
Apr 18
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at Sav. Morning News 
GA Southern MBA Program Open House at Coastal Ga. Ctr. 
Apr 19
Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council 
NAIFA (Nat'l Assoc. of Insurance & Fin Advisors) Lunch 
SOUTH Magazine-Wine Tasting for CCDS at 39 Rue De Jean 
Apr 20 1130AM
Tourism Leadership Council Lunch 
Inst. of Management Accts - lunch at Sav Coffee Roasters
Sav Chamber,  Tybee Biz Connections
Soul Proprietors - Film Awards 
Pooler Chamber hosts "Taste of Pooler" 
Live Oak Public Libraries Annual  Fundraiser 
Union MIssion Annual Fundraiser 
America's 2nd Harvest Jewels & Jeans Annual Fundraiser
Apr 21
Fri & Sat 
Fri & Sat 
Asian Cultural Festival 
NOGS Tour of Homes
Center for Blind & Low Vision' Annual Lunch Fundraiser
Apr 22
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Breast Cancer)  
Grand Opening for Fork & Dagger Restaurant 
Apr 23
JEA Holocaust Remembrance 
 Save The Date!  Our Upcoming Events:
Tue Apr 25 530PM
EVENT PLANNERS SOCIAL ! Official Launch of & Unveiling of the new Courtyard at The Gingerbread House
Thu May 4 1130AM
Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews! Sav. Golf Club
Mary Kay Andrews Book Launch -Reception at Brice
Wed  Jun 14 530PM
75th Diamond Anniversary of Johnnie Ganem
(by Invitation only)  
Things Change!   please visit our website for full event details and remember to contact the event organizer directly for last minute changes about event status, location, prices, & details. 
SavannahHELPS!   Monthly Charity Networking Event:
Calling ALL EVENT PLANNERS  & Nonprofit Execs! 
Launch of ourNonprofit Events Community Calendar
& Meet the NEW Management Team at the Gingerbread house ! 
presented by
Gingerbread House,  SavannahMasterCalendar
Gourmet Appetizers, Live Music, Door Prizes  
To Volunteer, Donate Door Prizes, more info on our charity sponsorships Marianne Ganem-Poppell  912-224-4869  

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Collectible  of the Week  

#1960s #vintage #busts #statue #design #art #savannah 
MidCentury Modern

271 E 41st St  Savannah, GA 
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm   Sun: Noon-5PM 

(912) 239-4657  James Plumlee, 
Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 
Auto Tip of the Week:   
Check your fluid levels regularly.  This is an easy way to avoid potentially big (and expensive) problems. Be sure to check your oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake and power steering fluids, at least once every couple of months.  

For all your 
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Tip of the Week:


When Buying a new mattress remember to Break out the tape measure - Measure your room and consider how much walking space you need around the bed. Don't forget to measure doors, stairs and hallways to make sure you can fit your mattress into your home.


VISIT WEBSITE  Locally Owned & Operated ! 
7501 Abercorn St, Savannah 
Mon-Sat, 10-6PM,    Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
Tracy Eckard, Owne r
ALSO: Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! amazing finds !  

Flavor of the Week:
MANGO Sorbet
Looking for a nondairy vegan refreshing dessert? Here you go! 
Ben & Jerry's Mango Sorbet is the answer to warm Savannah evenings! 
25 E Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Daily: 11am-11pm, till  midnight Fri & Sat
Chad & Meri Scribner, Owners
Catering: Private P arties, Weddings, 
& Corporate Events!     Visit Website!
Fri, Apr 21, 1130am, 
Vision Quest Lunch for 
Savannah Center  for Blind & Low Vision 
at Greek Orthodox Hellenic Center, 
1 4 W Anderson St, Savannah, GA. 
RSVP:   Leslie Eatherly
Reach 20,000 Clients !
& 5000 + on Facebook 

Contact Marianne 
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Savannah Master Calendar 
Week:  Apr 17-23, 2017
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After that only TOP PICKS will appear in newsletter 

Mon, Apr 17, 6PM   March for Babies: Chairman's Cocktail Party  at D riftaway Cafe  7400 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31406. Join us for a fun evening of drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Driftaway Cafe benefitting the Savannah March of Dimes "March for Babies"! The evening will feature fun raffle items, an exciting array of food and beverages, and will go to support an amazing cause. Space is limited and tickets will go fast. RSVP REQUIRED.  $40 per guest. Payment may be made by donation on the page below with the message "Cocktail Party". This will serve as your reservation.  Thank you for your support of March of Dimes!

Mon, Apr 17, 630PM  Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce & Mance Law Group -  Join Savannah's Premiere Urban Networking Event for Minority Entrepreneurs and Professionals, presented by The Mance Law Group LLC . Enjoy Making Powerful Connections, Great Refreshments, Speed Networking, Free Giveaways and Vendors. Meet at World of Beer - Downtown Savannah (Upstairs Lounge) This is a FREE event!  10 Vendor Opportunities Available  Contact at

Mon Apr 17, 630-8PM   Savannah Resists Town Hall- hosted Georgia Democratic Caucus,   - at   Savannah State University Jordan Business School - Howard Jordan Auditorium, 3219 College St., Savannah, GA 31404  
Join House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Representatives Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) and Mickey Stephens (D-Savannah) for a town hall to discuss a recap of the 2017 legislative session, as well as ways to stay politically engaged.   

Mon, Apr 17  7PM,  Please join the Old Fort Reunion that will be held on Easter Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. Tickets are only $50.00. Please remember it is our Big 50th. There will be a Live Band for entertainment. Let's get spoiled for this ball. Dress attire: Semi-Formal.
For tickets contact Mrs. Johnnie M. Pugh (354-0502) or Mrs. Josephine Green (236-7109), Gracie Wilkins (441-2957) or any member of the Steering Committee. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Mon, Apr 17,  7-830PM,  Pizza, Beer& Judaism Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA)  5111 Abercorn St, Savannah Jamie Cahn  912-355-8111

Mon, Apr 17, 730-830pm, Yin Yoga for Leukemia Lymphoma with Daniele Statiras, $20. This Yin workshop will allow you to dive deep into the practice of letting go, at the cellular and bone level. This is an all-levels practice. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned yogi, this workshop will leave you open, relaxed and restored. Suggested minimum donation: $20 (all money collected will go directly to the Betty Barsic Student of the Year campaign in aid of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society). , 9122319642.
Tue, April 18, 745-9AM,  Metro Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast, Savannah Morning News, Auditorium,  1375 Chatham Parkway, Savannah GA,  $10 For more info,  Alfonso Ribot, (904) 422-5019

Tue, Apr 18, 2-7pm, Richmond Hill Farmers Market, J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA 912-756-3345

Tue, Apr 18, 4-7PM  GEORGIA SOUTHERN MBA OPEN HOUSE  The Georgia Southern University College of Business Graduate Office will host an informative MBA open house on Tuesday, April 18 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah 31401. College representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call 912.478.5767, or visit

Tue,  April 18, The Navy League's Monthly meeting,   Coast Guard Air Station. Re servations must be received by Friday before meeting. Reservations can be made  by  sending email to:  or calling   Patti Zureick at 912-450-0521.

Tue, Apr 18, 530PM Junior League Society  MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL  Meet JLS Members, Learn more about the Junior League of Savannah, and Become a JLS Member! Join us at the Kayak Kafe Midtown,5002 Paulsen St,      Savannah GA  for a casual, informational social.   Check Out our Website:  Join the League:  Email Leslie w/questions:

Tue,  Apr 18, 7PM  The Art of Southern Charm Book Launch   912-353-7757   Reality TV star and lifestyle icon Patricia Altschul will launch her book, "The Art of Southern Charm."    Barnes & Noble  7804 Abercorn St., Savannah GA

Tue Apr 18, 7-9PM "The Accidental Birder ...The Birds I Saw as I Traveled through Peru" will be presented by Leslie Weichsel, president of Ogeechee Audubon Society. Free and open to the public. Reconditioned bird feeders, nest boxes and other items donated by Wild Birds Unlimited will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to Orphaned Bird Care. More info at    at   First Presbyterian Church 520 Washington Ave. Savannah GA

Wed, Apr 19, 7AM Savannah Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council.    Breakfast, FREE, must RSVP  Coastal Georgia Center - located at 305 Fahm St, Savannah, GA Roy Austin   at  843-597-4826,        Sandi Roth is 2016 President

creative coast Wed, Apr 19, 9-10am, 1 Million Cups, 2222 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401. Free. 1 Million Cups has been meeting in Savannah for over two years to help grow Savannah's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join entrepreneurs at a new location (previously at the Creators' Foundry) to share ideas to grow business and our community. Join us every Wednesday. See the speaker line up: 

Wed, April 19, 1130AM,  National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors NAIFA Monthly Meeting   Speaker varies each month,   Carey Hilliard's Restaurant  11111 Abercorn St Savannah, GA 31419 - Lunch is free for members, $10 for guests RSVP / Membership info:   Topic this month is on ethics. Speaker will be Shannon Hsu with Guardian. We will offer two, one hour sessions. You can stay for one hour and earn one CE credit or stay for both sessions and earn two CE credits. Exact time will be announced later. Meeting will include networking, lunch, and program. All non-members will be charged a 15.00 fee for lunch.

Wed Apr 19, 11AM -1PM    The Curtis V. Cooper Health Fair  The health fair, which is FREE and open to the public! Several community health providers are  participating in the health fair, and will be offering attendees wellness information as well as free medical screenings, immunizations and other services.    : King-Frazier Student Center Atrium, Savannah State University

Wed Apr 19,  1130AM  Georgia Tech sets 'Lessons in Leadership'  Robert Martichenko will speak at a workshop on April 19 from 11:30 - 1:30 at Georgia Tech Savannah. He'll discuss his lessons learned while building organizational cultures focused on lean thinking and relentless business improvement.  Martichenko is the founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a trusted supply chain partner with a mission to advance the world's supply chains through training, consulting, and third party logistics.   Lunch will be provided. RSVP required. Register online at

Wed, Apr 19, 3-5pm, Bethesda Farm Stand, 9250 Ferguson Ave, Savannah, GA 31406. Each Week this popular organic farm stand managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood, and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities. Specialty cuts are also available. 

Wed Apr 19, 4-730PM   Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market  First Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. and Third Wednesday of every month,   Continues through July 26   912-330-0030   Come out and support your local farmers, vendors, and community. Through July 2017. Free  Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market 2 Addison Place, Pooler

Wed, Apr 19, 5PM   3OR "ART FOR ANIMALS" COCKTAIL AND GALLERY EVENT,  Stop by for a glass of wine, a friendly chat,  and an evening of art benefitting  the Humane Society of Greater Savannah  Featuring the works of Ridley Stallings
30% of the proceeds from the sell of the art will go to benefit   he Humane Society of Greater Savannah.   at   Three Oaks Realty Company, 509 Barnard St, Savannah,

Wed  Aprl 19, Wed, 5:30-7:30PM,   SOUTH magazine hosts:  Love the Wine You're With - at 39 Rue De Jean Restaurant,     Savannah GA 31401, FREE Drink Specials benefit local Savannah nonprofit charity.   More info:

Wed Apr 19,    530PM     Downtown Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting at Mickve Israel Temple, at 20 East Gordon Street,   Savannah, GA 31401

Wed, Apr 19, 6PM    MeatLess Book Signing   912-232-4447   Kristie Middleton, a vegan since 1997, will discuss her new book, "MeatLess: Transform the Way you Eat and Live--One Meal at a Time," and sign copies.    The Sentient Bean  13 E. Park Ave., Savannah GA

Wed, Apr 19, 7-930pm, Savannah Bananas for Horsin' Around, Grayson Stadium, 1401 E Victory Dr. Savannah, GA 31404. $15. Savannah Bananas baseball game featuring Bark in the Park (dogs can come!). Buy tickets for $15 from Horsin' Around and 1/3 will be donated to Horsin' Around. Includes ALL-YOU-CAN EAT which is not available at the gate.

Wed, Apr 19, 8-9pm, Common Grounds, The Foundry Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31404. Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. Meets on Wed evenings for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Open & affirming of the LGBT community.  
Thu Apr 20, 9AM  and 2PM   BiS Builder Series - Geo-fencing  Apr 20, 2017  at 1375 Chatham Parkway, Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA FREE but must RSVP:   Have you ever wanted to gain business from your competitors? Or show ads in the frequented locations of your most ideal customers? With new mobile technology, both are available for businesses of all sizes.  Attend one of two sessions to learn from a leading industry expert, James Moore, about how you can harness this technology for maximum digital success!  Please arrive early for registration, the seminar will start promptly at 9am and 2pm. Register at

T hu Apr 20, 11:30AM, Tourism Leadership Council Monthly Meeting Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum  MLK Blvd at West Congress Street, Savannah GA     Guest speaker Varies each month,   $30 members  $40 for nonmembers. Call: 912-232-1223    Ron Scaif is Membership contact  

Thu, Apr20 1130AM-1PM, Savannah Chapter of the IMA Institute of Management Accountants Monthly Luncheon,(at Savannah Coffee Roasters  - - Veteran Owned, Veteran Made - 215 W Liberty Street Savannah, $20, $15 Student   Adrian Brasher Jay  2016 President        Topic: BANK FRAUD PROTECTION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESSES Payment: Please go to the following website for payment for food: . We will be having a buffet lunch.

Thu, Apr 20, 1230-2pm, JEA Food for Thought lunch program, Jewish Education Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA. Delicious Meal for $5 followed by an informative program. Reservations, 912-355-8111,

Thu Apr 20, 3-11PM   Our friends at Bar*Food    4523 Habersham St, Savannah, Georgia 31405    are graciously donating a percentage of sales on Thusday 4/20/2017 to Alison Harris - LLS Woman of the Year Campaign to benefit The The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Savannah, GA . Come drink, dine and give back to a great cause!   If you participate in 5 of our 8 percentage nights you can be entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch, ask your server for details and a punch card  

Thu Apr 20, 5-8PM   The 30th Anniv.  of the Landings Art Association Show  The show features more than 100 works of art in eight categories. Art will be judged by Kip Bradley of Telfair Museums. Tickets include welcome cocktail and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $5 at the door or by contacting Learn more at   at   The Plantation Club 71 Green Island Road Savannah GA

Thu Apr 20, 530PM   Soul Proprietors 2017 Public Screening   207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3636, United States   3 film crews - 3 businesses - 3 charities ONE Grand Prize  Come see the faces behind The Sentient Bean, Green Truck Pub and Maven Makers to learn what they do each day to make the world a better place. This is a family friendly event with great door prizes to be given away and all proceeds from the screening event going to local charity.  $10 General Admission 7-8:30pm  Price includes general theater seating and one ticket for our door prize drawing. 100% of this ticket price goes directly to the charity associated with the winning film. $20 VIP Open Bar Happy Hour + General Admission (Limited no. of tickets - This event sells out quickly!)  Join us for organic appetizers and an OPEN BAR (beer and wine) in the Jepson Center main lobby prior to showtime. Mingle with film crews and business owners featured in the Soul Proprietors Film Screening. Price includes appetizers and an open bar stocked with wine and Service Brewing beer from 5:30-7pm. Also includes admission to the film screening and a ticket for our door prize drawing (7-8:30pm).  $10 from this purchase will go directly to the charity associated with the winning film!! more info: / Tickets:

SACC logo Thu Apr 20,  530-730PM Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce hosts   Tybee Vibes Business Connection  Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion
Admission: $10 members | $25 member guests  Contact: Stephanie Painter  Email:
Phone: 912.644.6458  Kick off the summer season at the Chamber's inaugural Tybee Vibes Business Connection networking event! Join other Chamber members at the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion for refreshments, live music and conversation next to the ocean. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses, sandals and plenty of business cards! Thanks to event sponsor Visit Tybee.

Pooler Chamber logo Thu Apr 20, 530-8PM   The Pooler Chamber of Commerce hosts: The Taste of Pooler,     at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA, United States   more info:    912-748-0110   Email:

Thu Apr 20, 6PM  HELP END HOMELESSNESS Join Union Mission for a fund raising event, Raising Hope, on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. The keynote speaker, Bertice Barry, will share her inspirational message of hope and the importance of community support in ending homelessness. To purchase tickets, please visit the Union Mission website or call (912) 236-7423.

Live Oak Library LOGO Thu Apr 20, 6-9PM   Feast and Fiction -Annual  Library Foundation Fundraiser    Bull Street Library , 2002 Bull Street GA United States   Feast and Fiction, a Library Foundation Fundraiser to support lifelong learning, love of reading and literacy for all ages. Buffet dinner, cocktails, music!  Phone:  912.421.9680

Thu Apr 20, 6-8PM  Open-House Information Session for International Student Program hosted by Kate Dunnagan   Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance  5111 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31405   Would you like to learn more about what it means to host an international student for the Academic Year in America program? Come to the free open-house info session on Thursday, April 20 between 6-8:00 pm at the JEA on Abercorn in Savannah.  The Worldwide International Student Exchange Foundation will be sharing information about the application process and answering questions. This is an awesome opportunity to get more insight about the experience of bringing an international student into your home and hearts for the 2017-18 school year. Refreshments will be provided.  

Thu Apr 20,  7-10,    JEWELS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT CANCER- (SAVANNAH, GA) Help fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry and join America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Bank of America in their annual Jewels & Jeans fundraiser Thursday, April 20th from 7-10 p.m. There will be fabulous food, drinks, music, and a silent auction to benefit those in need. With only 100 tickets left, buy your ticket before they're sold out. For more information:

Thurs  April 20, 2017, 7:30 PM The Savannah Philharmonic will present The American Spirit. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W 31 st St.Tickets cost $25. Join the Savannah Philharmonic in presenting works by national treasures including George and Ira Gershwin, and Aaron Copland to some of the finest Broadway, film, and patriotic music ever written. For event information contact Katie Davis at or 912-232-6002. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit .

Thu Apr 20, 730PM   Piano in the Arts: Solos and Duets   912-927-5277   Pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers will perform solo and duo works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Bolcom and others.    Armstrong State University  11935 Abercorn St., Savannah

Fri Apr 21, at 8AM  2017 NAMI  (National Alliance on Mental Illness)  GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING  NAMI Georgia is hosting its 2017 Annual Conference & Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, April 21-23. NAMI Georgia is joining forces with the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team Program (CIT) and the Recovery Council of NAMI Savannah, bringing you 3 days of networking, learning and sharing! Conference Program Tracks will include Recovery, CIT, Affiliate Development, Advocacy and Emerging Trends. There will also be an Awards Dinner, honoring our Georgia Mental Health Heroes throughout the state.  To register (scholarship opportunities are available), submit an application to speak at the conference and/or nominate an individual for an award, please visit here: /. For any questions, please email Robert Gray at .  For sponsorship, exhibitor and advertisement opportunities, please email Rachel Barber at .

Fri Apr 21, 9Am-12PM  Location Management Symposium   Hosted by Savannah Area Film Office at S avannah Civic Center  -MASON ROOM,  at  301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31401  Admission is FREE but space is limited  For more information about the event, check out the website:

Fri, Apr 21, 1130am, Vision Quest Lunch for Savannah Center for Blind & Low Vision at Greek Orthodox Hellenic Center, 14 W Anderson St, Savannah, GA. RSVP in advance, Leslie Eatherly- 912-236-4473, info:

Fri Apr 21, 9am-1PM   Day on the Links with The Links" Golf Outing   · Hosted by Savannah - GA Chapter of The Links,  at the    Crosswinds Golf Club Savannah, GA  232 James B Blackburn Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31408  Enjoy a Day on the Links with The Links" Golf Outing.   Registration forms are due by April 14, 2017.  All monies (checks) to be paid directly to Crosswinds Golf Club.     Feel free to share with friends, family, and other organizations! more info:  Call 912-436-6296

Fri, Apr 21, 1-8pm, InnovateSAV2017, Bull St Labs, 2222 Bull St, Savannah,GA 31404. $10. Savannah community will come together to share exciting new ideas being nurtured and developed by emerging entrepreneurs and innovators in and around the city. Creative Coast Savannah and ATDC present an exciting event. Meet Savannah's innovative companies that are building products with global impact. Gulfstream will share more about their innovative AR/VR technologies and local founders will talk about their products and how they have been able to grow. Hear student pitches from local universities and Savannah Demo Day pitches for the ATDC Startup Bootcamp graduates. Learn about educators that are bringing innovation into the classroom through the Teach the Future fellowship program.

Fri Apr 21 -22,   The 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival will bring the continent of Asia to coastal Georgia by presenting various cultures, cuisines and live performances. Highlights will include live music and dance performers from a range of countries including Japan, South Korea and China, as well as a Tae Kwon Do exhibition by Grandmaster Jong Ho Lee, a 9th degree black belt with more than 50 years of experience in the martial arts, and his students.  at   Armstrong State University   11935 Abercorn St.    Savannah GA   912-927-5277

Fri-Sat Apr 21-22,    42nd Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens  Take a stroll through the largest urban Landmark Historic District in the U.S. and discover the beauty that blooms in the Hostess City during springtime. View Savannah's most spectacular gardens and experience some private and discreet gardens, which are not typically open for public viewing.  Sponsor  The Garden Club of Savannah

Fri, Apr 21, 730PM,  Film Biz Recycling Grand Opening   541 E Liberty St, Savannah, Georgia 31401    Film Biz Recycling (FBR) is an EPA award winning 501(c)3 that has recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Savannah, GA. FBR is the intersection of sustainability and social responsibility for the entertainment industry. Mostly, we receive donated items from film productions. Those items are then: kept for prop rentals, sold to the general public (think: super fun thrift store), or donated to other non-profits in Chatham County.   Our community is becoming quite the hotbed for film productions--yay! What an honor it is to help implement a consciousness to the way business gets done (relatively early in the game). We hope to make some good habits! #notinadumpster   I don't know any way to celebrate in Savannah... other than raising a glass. Eva Radke, our founder is flying down-let's show her a good time! So, BYOB (yup) and some dancing shoes. Be prepared to photo booth-we'll have the props covered.  Call (912) 677-7038

Susan G Komen Logo coastal GA Sat Apr 22, 6AM    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure   Dress in pink and run the Race for a Cure to help raise money to fund breast cancer research.    Ellis Square   Barnard Street and St. Julian Street, Savannah  GA    A great cause, a HOT team, join my team and/or donate and did i mention post-race bloodys and breakfast at Mcdonough's!

Sat Apr 22 8AM-6PM  2017 Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition  Public    · Hosted by Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary  at Chatham County Aquatic Center    7240 Sallie Mood Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31406      ROVs will be used in simulated scenarios of real-life exploration, research and rescue missions, and students will be challenged to implement their designs and skills to further marine technology.   The competition is designed to allow students to apply the physics, math, science and engineering skills they are learning in the classroom to solve problems in the marine environment. The international competition is organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary organizes the Southeast Regional competition and assists students and teachers in their advance preparation.  See highlights from last year:
NOTE: our regional winner, Carrollton High School, came in 6th in the International Finals in 2016, held at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Go Southeast Region!!   

Sat Apr 22, 830AM  JAJUAN'S FUN RUN & 5K  Join us for Jajuan's Fun Run & 5K on April 22, 2017 at Savannah State University. Jajuan's innocent life was taken by a preventable gun incident in Savannah GA during Spring Break last year. Jajuan loved animals, reptiles, and giving to others.  Celebrate Earth day at this 5K!  Medals to standard age groups, post-race refreshments, a vibrant colored t-shirt, & more! Proceeds of the 5K will be divided between Be S.M.A.R.T. Campaign for Gun Safety and Saving Lives & Educationally Speaking Scholarship.  The Fun Run & 5K will be at Savannah State University around the campus, finishing around the track at the football stadium. The address is 3219 College Street, Savannah GA 31404. Start time is 8:30AM. Sign up NLT 3/28/17 to make sure you get a t-shirt! See you there!

Sat, Apr 22, 9am-1pm, Early Learning College, Parent University/Early Learning College will host another round of parent learning and training for parents, grandparents and guardians age 0-5 (target audience) All are welcome. Come out and enjoy continental breakfast, win prizes, enjoy free lunch and childcare. Free of charge. For additional information contact Miriam Munn - .

Sat, Apr 22, 9am-1pm, Forsyth Farmers Market, 912-484-0279, Local & Regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods & other delights. Rain or shine, Free to attend, Items are for sale. Forsyth Park, Drayton St at East Park Ave.

Sat Apr 22, 9AM -2PM   80 West Mini Storage Annual Yard Sale  Public   · Hosted by Pooler Chamber of Commerce  at  8 0 West Mini Storage   1716 E US Highway 80, Bloomingdale, Georgia 31302   Join Us For Our Annual Yard   Join Us for a day of Treasure Hunting for Your Own Buried Treasure!   Plus Enter to WIN a Great Door Prize!  Be a Buyer or a Seller! Sellers - Rent a Unit to use as your Booth. Only $10-$20 for Non-Tenants for the Day! Current Tenants - FREE!   Call to Reserve Your Booth TODAY!   Spaces are Limited, Some Restrictions May Apply, Please Call Manager for Complete Details & to Sign Up!   912-748-9600

Sat Apr 22, at 10AM  One Love at Pooler Petsmart Adoption Event  Public · Hosted by One Love Animal Rescue at     PetSmart (Pooler, GA)  262 Pooler Pkwy, Pooler, Georgia 31322  Have you been looking for a new addition? Come on by and meet some of our ADORABLE and ADOPTABLE pets looking for their families...If you have been seeking your new best friend, come by and meet some of our wonderful canines and felines. They are packed and ready to join your family! With each adoption you will receive a valuable coupon book to help you and your new best friend start out 2017 on the right paw! 

Sat,  Apr 22, 10AM-3PM,  Coastal Empire Weightlifting, Performance  Initiatives,   Crossfit Savannah, and  2017 Spring Classic Olympic Weightlifting Event Coastal Empire Weightlifting  2021 Tennessee Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31404 more info:More info: Kerri Goodrich,    Phone: 912.507.7106   ADMISSION: Friends, families and spectators can attend and support their community and athletes! Only positive encouragement and fun allowed!

Grand Opening no scissors Sat Apr 22, 10AM  Grand Opening of    Fork & Dagger  609 1/2 Abercorn St. (Ground floor of Chatham Apartments high rise), Savannah, Georgia 31401   Music by Anders Thomsen...Free Cheesecake Samples...Full menu and finally our Hours of operation! Please join us in celebrating the results of not only our hard work, but the amazing support we've receive from our families, friends and Savannah locals, especially our F&B community! We love y'all, come party with us!  Call (912) 712-5115

Sat Apr 22, 10AM  Greens on the Scene/March for Science meet-up  Public · Hosted by Green Party of Chatham County   at     Johnson Square  Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31401  Meet up with local Green Party members - the Chatham Greens - and march together in support of science and the Green New Deal! The time is now to rebel against the established duopoly and join the front lines of the peaceful revolution! #GreenEnter Wear your Green shirt, bring your Green sign and send a message that the Greens are on the Scene and we want our country back!

Sat Apr 22, 10Am  5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA     If you love Two Women and a Warehouse then you will definitely want to be here for our 5-year anniversary celebration! There will be a paint demo, a furniture giveaway, savings, a sidewalk sale, pet pictures and so much more!   at  2819 Bull Street, Savannah GA  

Sat, Apr 22, 10am-4pm, Women in the World - Embracing the Years Beyond Mid-Life. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church , 3124 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31404 During the years after midlife, we face challenge and possibility, questions and answers, anxiety and peace, gain and loss. If you are experiencing any of these things, this is a day for you. Join us for a time of fellowship, contemplation and hopefully, fun, as we consider the meaning of life beyond midlife. We will explore continued growth and meaning through this part of our lives. We will spend time discovering and experiencing resources and possibilities through: Contemplation:  Spiritual perspectives on aging, Creativity:  Doorways to new visions, Community:  Giving back and receiving strength for the journey from other sisters on this leg of our pilgrimage, The day will be casual, interactive and welcoming.  This workshop is designed for women 50+, but younger women who are interested in the process of aging with intention and grace are welcome to join. This is a free, all-day event facilitated by Allison Rhodes (MDiv, MS, LMFT).  Please let us know if you are coming by emailing us as or calling 912-352-0844.  If you prefer to text, please text J.J. Collins at 410-808-1110.

Sat Apr 22, 11AM   Chipotle Fundraiser For Single Moms!  Public· Hosted by Shelter From the Rain, Inc. at    Chipotle Mexican Grill (1801 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA)   1801 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404  Cause An Effect! Please join us on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at Chipotle on Victory to help raise funds for Shelter From the Rain. We cannot do it without you. See you there and please make sure you mention Shelter From the Rain at the register!

Sat, Apr 22, 1-4PM, Free Family Day: Wundercamera , Telfair Museum of Art - Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah, GA 31401. Free. For more info:

Sat Apr 22, 2PM   Junior League of Savannah Fundraiser at      Southbound Brewing Company  107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31415. Join us during our public tours and tastings on Saturday, April 22nd for a special fundraiser supporting the Junior League of Savannah ! Learn more about what JLS does for our community while enjoying a few of Savannah's best craft brews! A portion of the proceeds raised during tours will be donated to JLS.  Tours and tastings for this event is $20 which includes: 6 six ounce samples, a guided tour and a souviner of your choice: koozie or 6 pack of Hop'lin, Scattered Sun or Shakedown Street. Upgrades available for seasonals and specialities.  For more information about JLS - check out their website here:

Sat, Apr 22, 2-330pm, 7th Annual Music at the Library with Music Medicine Institute, Southewst Chatham Library , 14097 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. Free. Music Medicine Institute, Savannah's only nonprofit music therapy organization, is proud to announce its 7th annual Month of the Military Child events. Music at the Library 2017 will be hosted again at the Live Oak Public Libraries during the month of April. Throughout the day, children will use a variety of musical instruments and imaginative musical activities to learn about teamwork, being kind, staying self-controlled, and making an effort to accomplish positive outcomes. The events are open to the public and will be free for all military and civilian children lasting from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. The April 8th and April 22nd events are located at the Southwest Chatham Library, while the April 15th and April 29th events will be located at the Hinesville Library. Parents, bring your children in support of our military children and families!  Visit our website, , for more information and our flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Jacobi at or call (912) 349-1219. Check us out on Facebook, @musicmedicineinstitute !

Sat., April 22,  430PM  - 9 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils double-header. The Savannah Derby Devils will host a roller derby double-header at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31402. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.First game starts at 5 p.m. against Dothan. Second game starts at 7 p.m.against Middle Georgia. For more information email us $12 Purchase tickets at:

coastal pet rescue Sat Apr 22, 6-9PM  Alaska Cruise Night to Benefit Coastal Pet Rescue  at the Hilton Garden Inn, Savannah Airport , 80 Clyde E Martin Dr Savannah, GA 31408 United States  Join us for a fun night of learning about this last wilderness frontier and how you can benefit Coastal Pet Rescue Shelter. Learn about Princess Cruise Lines North Bound Voyage of the Glaciers and the cruise land tours available to see this true wonderful land. Princess Cruise line has been voted Best Cruiseline for Alaska...   A Raffle will be held for Door Prizes and A lucky winner will be awarded a  Free On Board Drink Card.    RSVP: call Michael Cirrito at  866-343-5521  ext 703  or Email:

Sat Apr 22, 7PM  During Wet Willie's fifth annual Curing Cancer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser, all sales benefit LLS. Wet Willie's locations include 101 E. River St. and 20 Jefferson St. (City Market) in Savannah GA and 16 Tybrisa St. on Tybee Island. GA  For more info, go to    Savannah and Tybee Wet Willie's locations

Sun, Apr 23, 2-4PM   Girls on the Runway 2018,  Hosted by Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia  at     National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force  175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, Georgia 31322   Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy fashion, refreshments, and a terrific silent auction while celebrating the strong, healthy, joyful GOTR girls of our community!  Not only will your ticket give you access to our style show which highlights our diverse group of girls, coaches, volunteers, and board members, but also the chance to hear an inspirational female WWII veteran who encourages everyone to reach their limitless potential. Your ticket will also enable you to visit the Fly Girls exhibit honoring female heroes.   ALL proceeds will go to the Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Scholarship fund. - tickets:   more info:  (912) 349-1528

Sun Apr 23, 4-7PM  3rd Annual Farm Picnic Fundraiser for Farm Truck 912  Public  · Hosted by Forsyth Farmers' Market  at   2500 Tennessee Ave, Savannah, GA 31404-3123, United States  Our Farm Picnic Fundraiser is filled with fun, food and music! Tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door.  This year food and drink will be provided by B's Cracklin BBQ, Hunter Cattle Company, Service Brewing, The Atlantic, The Grey, Bryd Cookie Company, Cha Bella, Savannah Distributing Company and Perc Coffee!   Music will be by Garden Giant and Wave Slaves!  We'll have lots of kids activities, a cornhole tournament and a silent auction.   All the fun happens at the Old Dairy Farm in Savannah and all proceeds from the fundraiser will support our Farm Truck 912, a mobile farmers market! more info:

Sun Apr 23, 5PM  SAVANNAH YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION  Holocaust Remembrance Day Savannah Community Observance  at the Jewish Educational Alliance  5111 Abercorn St, Savannah GA   With Special Guest Jeannie Smith - Jeannie Smith will share her mother's story of faith & courage saving Jews from the Nazi's during the Holocaust.   Books will be available for purchase  **In observance of Yom HaShoah, we read the names of children who died in the Holocaust. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing in 15 minute shifts until 5:00 p.m. We speak and hear their names, and we recall them as full human beings, not just as "victims." Please sign up here to participate in this meaningful tradition.      
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