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Networking/Community Events for Week of Apr 3-9, 2017
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Ben & Jerry's Ribbon Cutting / Food Drive for 2nd Harvest
 Chad & Meri Scribner, (Owners),   Mary Jane Crouch(2nd Harvest) 
Special VIP guests included Hon. Mayor Pro Tem, Carolyn Bell,  City Councilman Van Johnson, Joe Marinelli of Visit Savannah/ & Tina Hinson Mock,  Brooke Phillips of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Ron Scaif of the Tourism Leadership Council,  Karen Guinn of the Savannah Downtown Business Association Bill Sorohchak and Katie Cleland of Ronald McDonald House Charities,  Regan Drake , 2017 President of Small Business Chamber, Joyce McBride 2017 President of the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging, Joe Steffen,Legal Counsel for Savannah State University.  Sue Else, CEO of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, 
Jay Jones, Michele Thompson, Courtney Rawlins, Nate Shaffer, David Minkovitz, Anna Lassiter
Photo by Jamie Weaver, Dream Weaver Photos
Update from Marianne & Scott:  WOW! What a great turnout at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop with owners, Chad & Meri Scribner, shown left with Mary Jane Crouch, Exec. Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank ! Thank you for coming out and supporting this new business & the Second Harvest Food Bank Charity! We collected two huge barrels full of food.  Reminder: National FREE CONE DAY is this Tues, Apr 4 from 12 Noon on! This is the First Week of the month - so busy networking! looking forward to seeing Stephanie Painter, Susan Smith, Brooke Phillips, Tina Mock & team at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch, before that evening heading over to the Savannah Jaycees to see Cynthia Wright, the 2017 President and the young professionals of Savannah!  Then Wed, going to see Stephen Plunk & members of the southside business community at SODA (South of Derenne Assoc)  Lunch, before going that evening to see Courtney Rawlins at Billy's Place at McDonoughs for the newly launched Best Connections social, then racing across town to The Maritime After Hours at Tubby's in Thunderbolt to see the largest gathering of port related executives including hosts:  BIlly Robinson, Jed Young,  Ben Goldberg, David Fish Mihuta and Bill Stankiewicz.   Want to meet a New York Times Best Selling Author?  TIckets now Available for the VIP Lunch with Savannah's own Mary Kay Andrews ! Click here to reserve today, as seating is limited. Were you SEEN?  Check out the Savannah SNAPSHOTS photo gallery below ! 
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Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of  Apr 3-9, 2017
Where YOU need to be! 
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Event / Description
Apr 3  

Savannah Music Festival Continues through Sat, April 8

Apr 4
Small Biz Dev Corp, "How to Buy a Business" at Sav Tech
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch 
Ben & Jerry's National FREE Cone Day - 12 Noon- 8pm
Pooler Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Preferred Pest 
Savannah Jaycees Leadership Workshop 
Apr 5
SODA Lunch (South of Derenne Association) 
Best Connections at Billy's Place / McDonoughs 
Maritime After Hours - Tubby's in Thunderbolt
Apr 6 530PM
Reception: Paintings at Hospice Savannah
Savannah WIne Cellar - Coastal Pet Rescue 
Rape Crisis Center Walk a Mile  at Forsyth Park  
Apr 7
Apr 8
Clay Shoot Benefit: Sav Center for Blind& Low Vision
Art March Parade
Sandfly Market Place 4 Year Anniversary Party
100 Black Men Annual Grand Scholarship Gala 
Apr 9
 Save The Date!  Our Upcoming Events:
Tue  Apr 4 12 Noon Ben & Jerry's National Cone Day ! 
Tue Apr 25 530PM
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
Workshop For Event Planners
& The Gingerbread House's
 Launch of New Event Courtyard ! 
Thu, Apr 25, 530-730PM
 1921 BUll Street, Savannah GA 
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  

Coming Soon:
Savannah Helps Monthly Charity Event
Salute to the 
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist 
presented by

Fundraiser for Social Apostolate of Savannah
Social Hall of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Gourmet Appetizers, Live Music, Door Prizes  

To Volunteer, Donate Door Prizes, more info on our charity sponsorships Marianne Ganem-Poppell  912-224-4869  
Special Thanks to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor: 

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Mon-Sat:  8AM-530PM,  Closed weekends
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Owners: Mike & MIchele Thompson

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

(912) 239-4657  James Plumlee, 
Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 

Flavor of the Week:

What makes our ice cream taste so amazing? 
We start with fresh milk and cream from our farmer friends who have pledged not to treat their cows with bioengineered growth hormones. Next we add chunks and swirls specially selected for their "oh, my!" excellence. The finished product is a dense, rich, and creamy creation of uncompromisingly high quality. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 
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!
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VISIT WEBSITE  Locally Owned & Operated ! 
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Mon-Sat, 10-6PM,    Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
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ALSO: Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! amazing finds !  

Reach 20,000 Clients !
& 5000 + on Facebook 

Contact Marianne 
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Savannah Master Calendar 
Week: Mar Apr 3-9, 2017
This will only appear for next 2 Issues - 
After that only TOP PICKS will appear in newsletter 
Savannah Music Festival Continues  through April 8

SBDC Tue, Apr 4,  9AM-12 Noon LEARN HOW TO BUY A BUSINESS,  The Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern presents a class Buying a Business on April 4 from 9-12.  Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd., Rm. 7126, Savannah, GA 31405  Join a growing trend and learn how to start or expand your existing business through acquisition. For more information, visi

SACC logo Tue, Apr 4, 11:30AM Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce,  Small Business Council SMART networking Luncheon, Savannah Morning News Auditorium. $12 for Chamber Members. Non Members & member guests call to register: Tina Hinson Mock   912.644.6407 . for event info, Contact Stephanie Boaen at 912.644.6458 or

Tue, Apr 4, 12 Noon-8PM, Ben & Jerry's hosts NATIONAL CONE DAY-  free scoop of ice cream at  their 25 East Broughton Street at Drayton Streennah GA 31401, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities,  - for more info visit;   Call (912) 421-2086 or  online at: t,   

Tue Apr 4, 1-3PM   Mayor and County Day at   Wesley Community Centers of Savannah 1601 Drayton St.  Savannah GA,   spotlights the impact of national service and thanks AmeriCorps members and senior volunteers for their service. Volunteers will be working in the Wesley gardens and playground area, among other tasks. For more info, contact, 912-236-4226 or go to .

Tue, Apr 4, 2-7PM,   Richmond Hill Farmers' Market 912-756-3345   J. F. Gregory Park  Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill
Tue Apr 4, 3PM, Pooler Chamber Of Commerce, host Ribbon Cutting for Preferred Pest Control,    1128 Dean Forest Road, Savannah, GA  For more information:  Pooler Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau  912-748-0110

Tue, Apr 4, 5:30-7PM . Savannah Jaycees-Junior Chamber,  Monthly Leadership Social with Guest Speaker,   Jaycees Headquarters Building 101 Atlas St. Savannah GA 31404. Savannah Chapter of the national nonprofit membership organizations for young  business executives (21- 40 years of age)      Monthly meeting is free for members and first-time guests, $10 for guests with dinner provided. Program title: Pitch Perfect: How To Make Your 60-Second Commercial Pop! For more information on the Savannah Jaycees:   email   

Tue Apr 4, 530-7PM   The Savannah Victorian Society will host a lecture on Bonaventure Cemetery.    at Cranmer Hall 27 W. Charlton St.  Savannah GA  James Osborne, vice-chairman of the Bonaventure Historical Society, will speak about the history of the cemetery, beginning with its roots as a plantation, and describe the ongoing preservation of this beloved resting place. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. RSVP to .  

Tue Apr 4, 7-830PM    Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is sponsoring a free lecture, "Which Herb is for What? Examining Herbs Through a Dual Lens of  Traditional Use and Modern Research." at    The Coastal Georgia Center 305 Fahm St Savannah GA,   Omar Cruz will present the traditional uses of  21 popular herbs in light of modern botanical research. To register, call 912-236-4703.

Wed, Apr 5 , 730-9AM   Faith Based Business Networking Group - Pooler, Holiday Inn & Suites - Savannah/Pooler  103 San Dr, Pooler, Georgia 31322  Free ,  PLEASE bring portable canned goods to support Calvary's "Get & Go" Food Pantry.  For more information visit us at:

creative coast Wed, Apr 5, 9:00AM, 1 Million Cups Savannah, Creators' Foundry, NEW LOCATION - now at 2222 BULL STREET  Savannah GA 31401. Free Event. For information contact Kate Lance of Creative Coast  at 912.447.8457 or email Go to to apply to present.

Wed Apr 5, 10AM, Every 1st Wednesday of the month  job fair at Goodwill. Every month we'll host 5 employers of various career fields with immediate job opportunities!    Goodwill Southeast Georgia, 7220 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah  GA  Be sure to have your resume ready. Need some help updating it? Visit the Goodwill Job Connection Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Wed, Apr 5, 11:30AM  South of Derenne Association (SODA),Monthly Networking Lunch,  Hilton Garden Inn at 5711 Abercorn St, Savannah Ga across  12 OAKS Shop Center, $15 incl lunch   Our speaker this month is Mark Butler, the Area Director for Savannah's UGA Small Business Development Center. Mark has had a long and successful corporate career and will be giving a presentation entitled "From Technician to CEO" focused on how to take a small business to the next level by changing your mindset towards business operations. He will talk about how to make the transition from being the main "technician" of your business to the Chief Executive Officer.
E-Mail Stephen Plunk with any questions/concerns at

Wed Apr 5, 1130AM Savannah Area Republican Wome n   SARW MONTHLY MEETING APRIL 2017  11:30 Social Noon Meeting / Program   We are honored that GA State Senator Ben Watson will be our speaker. The 2017 Session of the GA Legislature will have just ended and he will bring us all of the up-to-date news as to what they have accomplished. It was a busy session and many issues were discussed and voted on. All of them affecting Georgia residents. It will be an exciting meeting that you don't want to miss. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about what is happening in our state.  $20.00 per Person PLEASE RSVP!  Permanent Reservation List: If you are on the permanent list and you fail to show or notify otherwise, you are responsible for paying for lunch. You will be removed from the permanent list after two infractions.  You must cancel by Monday before the luncheon Reservations to: Rebecca Rhinehart (398-0111) or SARWreservations\    RESERVATIONS BY NOON, MONDAY, BEFORE WEDNESDAY MEETING. (If you are on the PERMANENT LIST, you must cancel by this date or be charged for lunch

Wed, Apr 5,  3-5PM, Bethesda Farm Stand,  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 are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy's Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available  . Bethesda Academy  9250 Ferguson Ave., Savannah GA Oldest orphanage in USA.  

Wed Apr 5, 4-730PM   Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market  First Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. and Third Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. 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 GA  

Wed Apr 5, 5-7PM Savannah's BEST Connections at  B illy's Place Savannah  20 E Perry St, Savannah, Georgia 31401  Our guest will be Adrian Peterson running back for GSU and author of Don't Dis My Abilities.   A 50-50 raffle benefiting the Adrian Peterson foundation along with door prizes and light hors d'oeuvres.

Wed, Apr 5, 5:15PM. Maritime After Hours Social, hosted by Port City Logistics,  ALL PORT RELATED   Tubby's Tankhouse on River Drive in  Thunderbolt   FREE event, Free appetizers, drink specials, contact Billy Robinson at 912.544.0321 or visit   

Wed, April 5, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, You are invited to SPARKLE, a Premier Designs Jewelry Fundraiser for LIFE, Inc., Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B, Savannah, GA  31405 Come see all the BEAUTIFUL jewelry exhibited by Linda Depue while spending time with friends and supporting people with disabilities in your community! Bet you can't choose just one piece!! Light refreshments will be served!  For additional information, contact Fran Todd at 912.920.2414 , or visit .

Wed, Apr 5, 630-830pm, Friends of Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refugee Ninth Annual Meeting & Silent Auction, Renowned South Carolina naturalist Rudy Mancke will be our guest speaker at the Friends Ninth Annual Meeting. at the Palmetto Electric Coop Community Room off Hwy 278 in Hardeeville (same site as last year). Other activities will include a silent auction, election of new Board members, and a recap of our activities over the past year. The US Fish and Wildlife Service staff will also present a"State of the Refuges" report.

Wed, Apr 5,  8PM,  Common Grounds  850.251.0174   The Foundery Coffee Pub 1313 Habersham St., Savannah GA  Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM.  

Thu Apr 6-13,  SCADstyle,  SCAD presents SCADstyle, an annual gathering of international design luminaries and influencers sharing their expertise with the next generation of creators, visionaries and artists. Honorary chair Imran Amed, founder of the Business of Fashion, headlines the weeklong event.

Thu, Apr 6, 1230-2PM, JEA Food For Thought Lunch Program,  , Jewish Educational Alliance 5111 Abercorn St.  Savannah, GA Join us for a delicious meal (just $5 for JEA Members) followed by an informative program.Topic: "Passover Insight," with Rabbi Robert Haas Meal: Beef Brisket, Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Veggies, Garden Salad, Dessert   Contact /Reservations: Jacqui Drazen   912-355-8111

Thu Apr 6, 2PM    Humane Society Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic   Keeping your dog or cat up-to-date on annual vaccinations that prevent highly contagious and potentially fatal diseases is essential to your pet's health and well-being. The following will be available: 1-year Rabies, Bordetella, Da2PPV, FVRCP, heartworm test, FIV/FeLV, microchips, and flea and heartworm prevention. Pets are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please expect a wait time of up to two hours.    Humane Society for Greater Savannah 7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah GA, More info:     912-354-9515  

Thu Apr 6, 5-7PM  Book Signing &   Moonshine Tasting by   Author Troy Ball.  Will share her memoir, "Pure Heart," the true story of how a pearl-wearing southern woman and devoted mother became the country's first foremost legal distiller of traditional Appalachian moonshine. Meet the author and taste the moonshine at this event. Learn more about the book at   Hitch 300 Drayton St , Savannah GA

Thu, Apr 6,  530-730PM,  Savannah Wine Cellar, Monthly Wine Tasting  to benefit Local Savannah nonprofit/charity. 12 Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St, Savannah GA,  $25 per person or $20 if booked online.    includes appetizers by local restaurants and wine sampling,    more info;    (912) 355-9463

Thu, Apr 6, 530-730PM PAINTINGS AT HOSPICE SAVANNAH  The public is invited to meet local painters Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon during their opening reception on Thursday, April 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. To learn more, visit 

Thu Apr 6, 6PM    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at  Forsyth Park  Drayton St. & East Park Ave., Savannah  GA This unique activity allows RCC to galvanize the support of men and boys in our community. Participants are asked to secure pledges in any amount from family and friends to take the mile challenge, and walk around Forsyth Park in high-heel shoes, to symbolize the steps victims take toward healing. The purpose of the event is to establish a unified front against sexual violence.     (912) 651-6610

Thu Apr 6, 6-7PM   JEA ART SHOW :    Robert Segall is a native Savannahian whose subject matter ranges from local land and seascapes to portraits, still-lifes and architectural renderings. More info at    Jewish Educational Alliance 5111 Abercorn St Savannah GA

Thu Apr 6 - 6-7PM  Meet artist Emily Bowser, the second participant in Telfair Museums' annual "Boxed In/Break Out" exhibit. She'll speak in the art912 lounge space (former Jepson Cafe) about the installation and her artistic practice. For more information, go to   - at the Jepson Center, Savannah GA  
Thu Apr 6, 6PM    Lecture: From Peril to Promise: The Social Responsiveness of American Theater in the 1930s and 40s  at American Legion, Post 135 1108 Bull St., Savannah  Out of the instability of the 1930s and 40s, playwrights, theatre artists, and composers created inspirational, socially responsive work with innovative theatrical practices. Join a company of Armstrong's outstanding musical and theatrical performers and directors as they explore scenes from popular dramatic works of the period by Tennessee Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Kaufman and Hart. Free and open to the public   more info:  912-233-9277
Thu, Apr 6, 6-8PM, 1 st  Thursdays Professionals Mixer, 100 Black Men of Savannah, Location varies FREE Admission, Drinks specials, artwork, door prizes, and great networking. RSVP to Harold Oglesby  at

leukemia logo  Thu Apr 6,  6-7PM  Leukemia Olympics Information Session  Hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - at    World of Fitness   2164 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404   This year World of Fitness is teaming up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to host the Leukemia Olympics to raise money for the Light The Night walk. Join us on April 6th at 6pm for an information session where we will discuss how to register your team, what events you will be competing in, and how you can get your business involved in this great cause!  Stay tuned for more information and direct any questions to Lauren Mathews at (912) 436-3274.

Thu, Apr 6, 7PM, Savannah Stryders Track Club Meeting , First Thurs of each Month at Carey Hilliards Restaurant 11111 Abercorn Ext. Savannah GA 31419,     Admission is free but many come early and eat in the private room before the meeting starts.  Contact:     Tharon Lambert, President

Fri Apr 7 - Apr, 8, Apr 9,   Savannah Tattoo Festival at The Savannah Civic Center 301 West Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah GA   Over 250 tattoo artists and plenty of vendors will be at this festival, which also features sideshows, a Miss Savannah, Georgia pin-up girl contest, seminars, bands  912-651-6556

Fri Apr 7, 430PM  Grand Opening Celebration Hosted by Tide & Country  at  108 Shipyard Rd. Ste L Savannah, GA 31406     Tide & Country is having its Grand Opening Celebration for its new retail space near Burnside Island. There will be a ribbon cutting by The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce at 4:45pm. Food and drinks will be provided. Come out to chat and enjoy some amazing designs and creations.

Fri Apr 7, 6-9PM SPECTRUM OF ART Gallery Reception  Hosted by SCAD Queers & Allies! The Foundery Coffee Pub  1313 Habersham St, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Fri Apr 7, 6-9PM  Pop Up Art Market  Sulfur Studios   2301 Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31401     Turn RIGHT on 39th Street - find the Blue Awning - up the Stairs to the 2nd Floor of Sulfur Studios to discover some of Savannah's finest artists.  Featured this month:  Ellenini -    Thread Caravan ,   Vinson Arts ,   Matthew Lee Wynn ,   Savannah Anti-Repression Week ,  Open Art Studios too! ,  snacks upstairs - wine - good times!

Fri Apr 7, 7PM  Seersucker Live   The Book Lady Bookstore 6 East Liberty St., Savannah GA    Seersucker Live and Savannah State will host a quick hit of poetry with poet and visual artist Rachel Eliza Griffiths and local poet Laura Davenport. Free  912-233-3628

Fri Apr 7, 730PM  First Friday for Folk Music at    First Presbyterian Church  520 Washington Ave, Savannah  GA  April performers: Ricky Stokes, Bob Fulton, and Kyrsten Roseman. Hosted by Tom Cooler.  First Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m.  Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Clark Byron. $5 donation  912-484-3936

Fri Apr 7 - Sat Apr  8,   9PM Non Stop Boogie Drop - A 24 Hour Music Charity Event at   House of Strut  17 W 41st St, Savannah, Georgia 31401  TICKETS can be PURCHASED at Eventbrite under "The Non Stop Boogie Drop" Your ticket will include a complimentary craft beer!

Fri, Sat Sun, Apr 7-9,  MARATHON & 5K  The Publix Savannah Women's Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah's beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit or to register, visit

Fri, Apr 7,  9:30PM, First Friday Fireworks. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. 115 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401, Free and open to the public. Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks on historic River Street! Savannah Waterfront Association 912-234-0295,,

Fri, Apr 7,   6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, First Friday Art March, Art Rise Savannah, Starland District, Savannah, Georgia, 31401, Free, Celebrate the local arts and culture of Savannah every First Friday of the Month. Featuring over 14 local businesses, artists, musicians, and more. Clinton Edminster, 912-417 4561,    or visit us on facebook

sat Apr 8, 8-930AM     Early Bird's Preservation Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District's East Side When: 8 a.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29,  Where: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St.Savannah GA Cost: $21  Info: , 912-236-8097

Sat Apr 8, 8AM -4PM  Outdoor Sale & Rummage Fair at The Exchange Market  300 W. US Hwy 80, Bloomingdale, Georgia 31302   Join us for our 1st Annual Outdoor Sale & Rummage Fair, Saturday April 8th from 8am to 4pm. Sell All Day...Buy All Day! Spaces available for only $20.00. Bring your own table, tent and whatever you need to make your booth. Small Businesses Welcome! Call today to reserve your space  Call (912) 988-3117

Sat, Apr 8,  9AM-1PM, Wilmington Island Farmers Market, Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road  Savannah GA, Free, parking,  , live music, entertainment, kids activities, guest chef demonstrations, baked goods, fresh local  produce, gift items,

Sat, Apr 8,  9AM-1PM,   Forsyth Farmers Market  912-484-0279  Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale.   Forsyth Park  Drayton St. & East Park Ave., Savannah

Sat Apr 8, 10Am-1PM- Benefit for Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision - The 4th Annual Shot in the Dark Charity Sporting Clays - at  D orchester Shooting Preserve  2640 Sunbury Rd, Midway, Georgia 31320 Hosted by  Gregory Hodges, William J. Hunter, and Andrew M. Wilkes, Trial Lawyers at Oliver Maner, LLP   $900 per 4 (four) person team provides you with 100 clays per shooter, cart, lunch, and great prizes. Register your team today by calling Leslie Eatherly at 912-236-4473 or by email at .  Proceeds from this event help those in our community who are blind or visually impaired receive independent living skills.

pet icon Sat Apr 8,  11AM    Rescue Round-Up  Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.  Continues through Dec. 9 at The Hipster Hound  115 Echols Ave., Savannah GA   Find your new furry best friend from multiple rescues at the Rescue Round-Up Pet Adoption Event. Multiple rescues will be on hand with a large variety of dogs.  912-436-6560

Sat Apr 8, 1PM Book Signing by  Hannah Palmer     at   E Shaver Bookseller   326 Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31401  Part memoir, part urban history, Flight Path: A Search for Roots beneath the World's Busiest Airport is a riveting account of one young mother's attempt at making a home where there's little home left.

Sat Apr 8 1-2 PM  Second Saturday Presentation Series   Second Saturday of every month, 1-2 p.m.   Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170, Port Wentworth GA   Each second Saturday of the month, the Wildlife Refuge hosts a presentation by staff, volunteers, and local conservation partners to help the public learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Free  843-784-2468

Sat Apr 8, 3-9PM ART March: Parade & Festival The Starland District  Savannah, Georgia 31401  41st and Bull Street, Savannah GA,  FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY  To apply to be in the parade visit  2017 Art March Parade Committee:  Tom Kohler, Brandy Koch, Moncello Stewart, Katy Williams, Xulu Prophet,  Clinton Edminster  - more info:  Call (912) 376-9953

Sat Apr 8, 3-6PM    Savannah Art Walk  Second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. Continues through June 10  Savannah Art Walk is an opportunity to explore the plethora of exquisite and diverse galleries of the Historic District. Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley.

Sat Apr 8, 5PM  Telfair Museums College Night   Jepson Center for the Arts 207 West York St., Savannah  GA    College students are invited to discover unique offerings of Telfair Museums including special tours of the Nick Cave exhibition plus KCHUNG Radio's live event broadcast. Free admission with valid student ID  912-790-8800

Sat, April 8, 2017, 5 PM The Savannah Philharmonic Virtuosity at its Finest from the Chamber Concert Series. Lutheran Church of the Ascension. 120 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401. Join the Savannah Philharmonic for this flashy and exciting performance. Tickets cost $25. For event information contact Katie Davis at or 912-232-6002. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit .

Sat Apr 8, 5-7PM   4 Year Anniversary Party,   Sandfly Market Place  8511 Ferguson Ave, Ste E, Savannah, Georgia 31406 - FREE,    Please join us for a Super Groovy 70's Party!,  Grab your bell bottoms and don your 70's best.  Grab some friends stop by and enjoy some food, wine and, some Funky Fun, $100 gift certificate for the Best dressed   Games, Music & much more!  Please be sure to RSVP on facebook:     More info,   Call (912) 777-4081

Sat Apr 8, 6-11PM  100 Black Men of Savannah's  21st Annual Grand Scholarship Gala  at   Savannah Marriott Riverfront  100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401 The net Gala proceeds help support the Savannah 100's youth mentoring programs and provide scholarships to deserving youth.  In light of the continued high demand for our Gala tickets, we will continue our "Early Bird VIP" pricing policy. Individual VIP and table VIP tickets paid in full or before March 20, 2017, will cost $125 per person; $1,250 for a table seating ten persons. After that date VIP, individual tickets and table tickets will cost $150 per person; $1,500 for a table seating ten persons. General admission tickets are $100 for individual tickets and $1,000 for a table seating ten people.  2 Options for tickets:    First, you may remit your payment by credit card through our Eventbrite page,   Second, you may send your check or money order, payable to the "100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc.", to Gala Committee, Attention: Treasurer, 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 14606, Savannah, GA 31416-1606. Please include the names of your guest/s.  Should you wish to support our youth programs, but unable to attend the Gala, please consider donating funds to the 100 Black Men of Savannah via our website #100BMOSGala

Sat Apr 8, 6-7PM    Poetry 'n ART in Motion at  C onneXion Church 4111 Skidaway Rd @ DeRenne Savannah, GA  SAVANNAH multi-media performance celebrates the meaning of love  Poetry 'n Art in Motion, is a visual poem about the value of love, expressed through spoken word; painting, music and dance. It is a mosaic of mediums used to convey the meaning of the poetry against a backdrop of water color paintings which reflect the mood of each piece.    *Proceeds from book & art purchases will be donated to the ConneXion Church Youth Ministry  tickets:
Saturday, April 8th, 6pm - 9pm. We Love Georgia's Coast, Part 1 of an Environmental Art Series. Hosted by One Hundred Miles at 2424 Drayton Street (Unit B) Savannah GA, 31401. The event is free to public. A group show of artists' and designers' responses to plastic pollution. The work was created in an effort to build community pride and encourage more businesses across local communities to offer reusable alternatives to single use plastic bags that plague beaches, rivers, marshes and even neighborhood streets. Guests will view work from 9 artists and designers both local and international, and enjoy free beer and wine. The event is open to the public and suitable for all ages.Contact Paulita Bennett-Martin912.650.1156 for more details,

Sun Apr 9, 1230PM  St. Vincent's Academy's Alumnae Association Presents our Annual Fashion Show on Sunday, March 9, 2017! This fabulous fundraiser will be held at the Hilton Savannah Desoto on Liberty & Bull Streets. Reservations $35 per person. Enjoy a silent auction, door prizes and cash bar. Call 912.236.5505 for more information. Register online at: /

Sun Apr 9, 4PM  Lecture: Creating Flannery O'Connor   Daniel Moran, a professor of History at Monmouth University, will discuss how Flannery's reputation was formed and will share ideas about how readers, publishers, filmmakers and others affect an author's reputation. Free  at the   Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home 207 E. Charlton Street, Savannah GA

Sun, Apr 9,   Spring Party  Hosted by Relentless Churc h at     Islands Family YMCA ,   66 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31410   Free Family Event for all ages!  3 age specific hunts with grand prizes ,  6000 eggs,  Inflatables, face painting, games  Free Food, More Info:

Sun Apr 9-11, 7PM  Theatre: The Last Supper at White Bluff United Methodist Church 11911 White Bluff Rd, Savannah  GA, this 80-minute musical theatre production by the Rotary Club of Savannah West and the Maritime Bethel at Savannah's Maritime Ministry Players is a musical interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's most challenging creation, the painting of "The Last Supper," and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. $15 show only, $30 dinner and show  912-925-5924

Sun Apr 9, 730-930PM   Savannah Rep fundraising party with cabaret show by Charles Busch  at  Savannah Rep's PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive  Savannah GA  Cost: $75-$125   Info: ,

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