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Networking/Community Events for Week of Mar 20-26, 2017
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Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging (GSCOA)
at Baker McCullough / Bonaventure Funeral Home 
Joyce McBride of Savannah Commons and 2017 GSCOA President, hosted the event with Larry Speir & Tommy Spain of Baker McCullough Funeral Homes/ Bonaventure 

Update from Marianne & Scott:  

Spring has Sprung and we are feeling rather hot about the upcoming events in Savannah! Please join us this Thursday, March 30 for the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Food Drive for Second Harvest at Ben & Jerry's of Savannah, 25 E Broughton St on the corner of Drayton. We are excited to be working with store owners:  


Chad & Meri Scribner,(shown left) and the amazing Executive Director of the local nonprofit Food Bank: Mary Jane CrouchFree Ice Cream for everyone who brings canned food for Second Harvest!! This week, will be heading over to the United Way Annual Awards luncheon on Wed to see Lisa Clark , then that evening stopping by C-Spot After Hours Social  to see Cari Clark.  On Thursday Morning, amazing panel of local CEOs -including Stephanie Lindley, of BYRD COOKIE COMPANY, and TED Dennard, owner of Savannah Bee Company will be speaking at  GA TECH workshop on how they grew a Savannah-based business abroad ! Also on Thursday, congrats to Cynthia Wright on the new Sandfly Women's Coalition! - and congrats to Joey Rosen of NLAWS for the Grand Opening of their new service.   This Saturday heading over to see Savannah's iconic author and gardener, Jane Fishman, at her Annual  Plant Swap ! 


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Event / Description
Mar 27 All Week

Savannah Music Festival through April 2  

Mar 28
ATDC of GA Tech, Start-Up Workshop
Downtown Neighborhood Association March Meeting 
Mar 29
1 Million Cups, Entrepreneurs by Creative Coast 
United Way Annual Meeting at Westin
C-Spot: Networking for Creatives  
Mar 30
GA Tech Learning Series, Growing Business out of GA
Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalitiion
NLAWS Produce@Home Grand Opening
Ben & Jerry's Grand Opening/ Food Drive for 2nd Harvest 
Mar 31
Apr 1
Jane Fishman's Annual Plant Swap! 
Apr 2 
Bruce Feiler at the JEA- Jewish Educational Alliance ! 
 Save The Date!  Our Upcoming Events:
Thu Mar 30 530PM
Grand Opening:  Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream!
Tue  Apr 4 12 Noon Ben & Jerry's National Cone Day ! 
Tue Apr 25 530PM
Salute to The Catholic Diocese of Savannah ! 
Thu May 4 1130AM
Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews!  location TBA 
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. 

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  
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Collectible  of the Week 
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Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 

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Mon-Sat, 10-6PM,    Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
Tracy Eckard, Owne r
Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! 

Flavor of the Week:
P.B. & Cookies

Vanilla with chocolate sandwich cookies & crunchy peanut butter swirls (V)

25 E Broughton St. Savannah, GA 31401
Daily: 11am-11pm, till  midnight Fri & Sat
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Savannah Master Calendar Week: Mar 27-Apr 2, 2017
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Sav  music festival
The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. The 28th festival season runs from March 23rd through April 8th, 2017. - for more info on tickets, schedule of performers, times, and locations, visit:

Mon, Mar 27, 10am - 5pm, The Savannah Tour fo Homes & Gardens, The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah's finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer. $45. For more info: or 912-234-8054.

Mon,  Mar 27,  7PM,   Gordonston Neighborhood Association, in the Gordonston Park Cotttage, on corner of Edgewood & Pierpont St, Savannah GA,  Meets on  4 th Monday of the third month , For more info: and

Tue Mar 28, 7AM  DETAILS   WHOLE FOODS MARKET-SAVANNAH 5% COMMUNITY GIVING DAY FOR OSSABAW  is a day of healthy shopping and celebrating, to benefit the Ossabaw Island Foundation (TOIF). Whole Foods Market-Savannah will donate 5% of their March 28 sales proceeds to TOIF to support their work to share and preserve Ossabaw Island,a 26,000-acre barrier island and State Heritage Preserve on the Georgia coast. The day includes a special Happy Hour ($1 off beer and wine pours) from 4pm - 7pm in the Parlor (for 21+ only.) TOIF staff will be on hand all day to answer questions about Ossabaw, and to sign people up for upcoming trips to the island. Shoppers can support Ossabaw Island by dropping by for their weekly shopping trip, for Happy Hour, or for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Tue, Mar 28, 10AM,  Advanced Technology Development Center to Host Series of Workshops for Savannah Startups, Investor Pitch Preparation. Creators' Foundry, 415 West Boundary Street, Savannah, GA 31401.  Savannah Startup Workshop Series. Entrepreneurs will participate in interactive workshops and mentor sessions designed to walk them through best practices in planning and launching their product. The interactive program will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors. Upon completion, graduates will showcase at the Savannah Demo day to investors from the entire region. The winner will receive a prize of $10,000 cash, courtesy of Savannah Economic Development Authority.    For More Info: , Yvonne Jouffrault, ATDC Mentor, 678-977-0149 or

Tue Mar 28, 1130Am-130PM  Susan G. Komen Coastal Ga 2017 Grand Awards Luncheon  Savannah Golf Club, 1661 East President Street Savannah GA

Tue, Mar 28, 12PM-1PM Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club , Weekly Club Meeting hosted by SBC Toastmasters at  Saint Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Dr, Suite A, Room 3, Savannah, GA 31406 ,  Free to visit & open to public. Come grow your public speaking and leadership skills in an encouraging learning environment of like-minded individuals. Toastmasters Int'l is the most successful public speaking organization in the world.  Contact Charlene Parlett at for more information or visit Facebook

Tue Mar 28 2PM  Richmond Hill Farmers Market   Come get the freshest produce, baked goods and interesting local crafts at the Richmond Hill Farmers' Market.    J. F. Gregory Park Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill

Tue, Mar 28, 5-8pm, Kendra gives back to LLS.  Kendra Scott, 311 W Broughton St, Savannah GA 31401. Join for sips, sweets and jewels! 20% of sales will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society AND you can designate your donation to credit your favorite Man & Woman of the Year candidate. Arrive prior to 6pm and add your name to a raffle for a $100 Kendra Scott gift card. Must be present to win. For more info: (912) 436-3280

 Downtown DNA
Tue, Mar 28, 530PM  Downtown Neighborhood Association.  March Membership Meeting  
Topic:  Tourism Management  Location:  Coastal Georgia Center Time:  5:30 p.m. Social; 6:15 p.m. Program  Open to members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Non-members may join online in advance or at the door.  For more info:

Tue, Mar 28, 530-10pm, Savannah Logistics Connection After Hours Meet & Greet Networking Event, Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub & Grill 110 Towne Center Drive Unit 300 Pooler, GA 31322. Free. Come one, Come all!! Join us for our monthly after hours networking event. There will be 50/50 raffle, door prizes, appetizers and 1st. drink is free!! Also, we'll be giving out a $50 gift card for the best joke teller. Whoever is brave enough to get up in front of the crowd and tell the funniest joke wins!!

Wed, Mar 29,  9:00AM   WEEKLY  1 Million Cups Savannah, Creators' Foundry, 415 W Boundary St, Savannah GA 31401. Free Event. For information contact Kate Lance at 912.447.8457 or email Go to to apply to present.

Wed, Mar 29, 11:45am-1pm, United Way Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, The Westin Savannah Harbor and Golf Resort, 1 Resort Dr, Savannah, GA 31421. This event recognizes organizations, businesses, and individuals for their outstanding support of United Way. For more info contact United Way of Coastal empire, (912) 651-7700 or .

Wed, Mar 29, 5PM  MARCH OF DIMES CHARITY PINT NIGHT   Drink beer for charity!   Join us for a benefit for the March of Dimes featuring a tap takeover from Savannah's own Coastal Empire Brewing Company! Green Truck will be donating $1 for every draft and will also match personal donations made to the March of Dimes at the event. Plus raffle prizes!

Wed, Mar 29, 530PM, C-Spot, Networking for Creatives ,  at Totally Awesome Bar, 107 Whitaker St. Savannah GA, Location Varies each month.  always held on the LAST Wed of each month, More info:    Cari Clark Phelps, of Clark Creative :   (912) 233-1160

Wed, Mar 29, 6-8PM,  ARC Savannah Social,  The  artist conversation continues with the Arts Resource Collective. Free and open to the public. Learn more at   at   Welmont Gallery 1930 Montgomery St Savannah GA

Savannah, GA 31401   Join Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church (UMC) for their TaizĂ© services being held every Wednesday throughout Advent. Reverend Billy Hester will lead these services which provides worshippers with the opportunity to peacefully meditate on the love of Christ. For more info: or (912)233-4351.

Thu, Mar 30, 730am, GA Tech Learning Series,Growing your business outside Georgia. Georgia Tech Professional Education,  210 Technology Circle | Savannah, GA 31407.    All business owners should be implementing ways to reach milestones and grow their business. Taking your business to the next level requires planning, research, and patience. Come learn from several local business owners who have successfully navigated the journey from local to beyond. Each has grown their businesses with strategic local, regional, and national relationships.  Ruel Joyner, CEO of 24e Design Co., has taken a family-owned business and turned it into a well-known online furniture store with its own line of sofas, end tables, and chairs.   Stephanie Lindley, CEO of Byrd Cookie Company, has arranged for Byrd's Famous Cookies to be available everywhere from Delta Sky Clubs to Universal Studios to Neiman Marcus Department Stores and will soon be exporting to dozens of countries in Europe, South America, North America, and Asia.   Ted Dennard, president and head beekeeper for Savannah Bee Company, has grown from a youngster learning about the magical world of bees and honey into a seasoned executive who is passionate about introducing new honeybee products to market.    This seminar will answer questions such as: What are the challenges entrepreneurs face when growing their business beyond Savannah and how do they overcome them? What is the best way to research the market and determine which platform is best for your company? How do you assemble the right team? And many more! For more info: William Astary,
Thu Mar 30, 8AM  The Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition will meet from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. March 30 at Sandfly Family Dental, located at 7360 Skidaway Rd #2. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly, as well as share insight on new businesses coming and any information that pertains to our community.   The event is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Cynthia Wright at

Thu Mar 30, 12 Noon  NLAWS PRODUCE OPENS GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE NLAWS Produce has launched a new division, NLAWS Produce@Home, allowing customers to place grocery and produce orders online to be delivered directly to homes or offices. A Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon on Thursday, March 30. For more information, visit

Thu Mar 30, 1230PM     Arrnstrong University, LATINO ALUMNI ROUNDTABLE     The Dining for Success program enables Armstrong students to connect with successful alumni. Each alumna/us hosts a lunch table with five to seven students who are interested in the same career field. The students can use this opportunity to ask meaningful questions about career paths and preparation. Through this program, the student are also provided with information about appropriate dining etiquette and get to practice their "business lunch" skills in a friendly environment.    Armstrong State University Alumni, 11935 Abercorn St, Savannah

Thu Mar 30, 530-730PM  Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Scoop Shop - Grand Opening & RIbbon Cutting PLUS Food Drive for America's Second Harvest Food Bank!  25 East Broughton Street, Savannah GA 31401 FREE. Please bring canned food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal GA for free icecream! Steel Drum Performance by Melvin Dean of Steel the Show, Great Door Prizes and Networking. For more info or to RSVP contact Marianne: or 912-224-4869.

Thu, Mar 30, 5:45 - 7:00 pm Performance Initiatives , Magnum PI Party Fundraising Kick-off hosted by Performance Initiatives at  2021 Tennessee Ave, Savannah, GA 31401,  Thick mustaches provided, Hawaiian Shirts and Dark Sunglasses Encouraged RSVP Anne Robinson at (912) 667-5382 or .

Thu Mar 30, 5PM Georgia Southern Alumni Event   Q ueensborough National Bank & Trust 7390 Hodgson Memorial Dr Savannah, GA 31406   Whether this is your first time attending a Georgia Southern Alumni event or you've been to too many to count, this casual networking event is perfect for you. Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Information Technology or anything in between  feel free to invite your friends, co-workers, and significant others (even if they're not alums, they'll be honorary Eagles for the night).  This event is free and is open to all alumni.   Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Thu Mar 30, 6PM  The Crunk Feminist Collective  912-927-5277  Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing. The Crunk Feminist Collection is a book compilation of the trio's most popular and thought-provoking essays on race and pop culture from their website, Crunk Feminist Collective, which boasts more than one million annual readers.
Armstrong State University 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah GA

Fri Mar 31, 730AM-415PM    The Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning program at Savannah State University will host the fifth annual Urban Planning Conference. The keynote speaker is Matias Valenzuela, Ph.D., director of the Office of Equity and Social Justice in Washington state's King County. All sessions are open to the public Savannah State University, Student Union ballroom , Savannah GA    . Registration is $50 (presenters and participants) or $75 (AICP participants seeking CM Credits). Savannah State University, Armstrong State University and SCAD students may attend for free with valid ID. For a schedule and registration, go to

Fri Mar 31,  6PM   A TASTE OF THE CLASSICS Veritas Academy has announced the annual spring fundraising event, A Taste of the Classics.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. as guests enjoy a trolley ride to some of Savannah's most notable restaurants for traditional menu favorites. Menus are available at . Following the meal, guests will be taken by trolley to The Club at Savannah Harbor where they will enjoy classic southern deserts. The evening will conclude with an entertainment program featuring classical dramatic and musical performances by Veritas Academy's students, a live auction, and raffle games. For more information, to participate or lend support, please contact Brodmann at To purchase tickets, visit or learn more at

Sat Apr 1, 8AM    Spring Plant Swap  Join Jane Fishman for her spring plant swap.
West Boundary St. Garden 450 West Boundary (between Creative Coast and Chatham Steel), Savannah GA

Sat Apr 1, 8AM  SNAXPO 2017   Savannah is calling your name! Register now for SNAXPO 2017, the world's largest, most comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack industry.

Sat Apr 1, 815AM    HESSE K8 FUN RUN AND 5K    Join us for our annual Fun Run and 5K to raise fund for Hesse Athletics! This is a community wide event and we encourage everyone to sign up! We'll have a 1/4 fun run at 8:15am followed by a 5K race. Strollers and walkers welcome!    Hesse School K-8, 9116 Whitefield Ave, Savannah,

Sat Apr 1, 9AM-1PM Wilmington Island Farmers Market, Islands High School, Wilmington ISland, Savannah GA 31410

Sat Apr 1, 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 1, 10AM     Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing  912-898-3980   The special fundraising event will feature the shearing of two Shetland sheep, Cloud and Storm, and two Angora goats, Rue and Finnick by members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Guild members will demonstrate how the fleece is processed into a garment of warmth and beauty, and along with SCAD students will be demonstrating a wide variety of fiber related arts and crafts. $7   Oatland Island Wildlife Center  711 Sandtown Rd., Savannah

Sat, Apr 1, 10am - 12pm, Story Time with Authors J'miah Nabawi and Adam Messer, Join Storyteller J'miah Nabawi and Author Adam Messer for Story Time! J'miah Nabawi will perform his new book NahNah Binyah's. Talking Sweet Potatoes. Adam Messer will read his upcoming book "Bill the Long-Necked Dragon",  Free Admission! Win! NahNah Binyah's Talking Sweet Potatoes Autographed copy when you Buy & Review on Kindle! Everyone will get a free coloring page of Bill the Long-Necked Dragon. For more info: or 912-667-3696

Sat, Apr 1, 10am - 6pm, Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron Annual Barbecue Dinner Fund Raiser. The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron will be holding its annual Barbecue Dinner Fund Raiser at the Squadron's Coffee Bluff facility located at the end of White Bluff Road on the Forrest River. This popular event sells over 3,000 dinners and requires cooking 3,300 pounds of pork! Dinners will cost $8.00 each and include Barbecue, cole slaw, Brunswick Stew and a roll.  

Sat, Apr 1, 1-5pm, Chipping for Charity presented by Pooler Lions Club, Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B Blackburn Dr, Savannah, GA 31408. Chipping for Charity presented by the Pooler Lions Club, The Pooler Lions Club will host Chipping for Charity on April 1 at Crosswinds Golf Club. Entry fee is $100 per person or $400 for a team and includes golf cart, range balls and box lunch. Email for more information.

Sat Apr 1, 8pm, GAZING IN THE GARDEN   Join us for the spring Gazing in the Garden on the first of April -- and this is no April Fool! Our popular free and family-friendly event begins as the sun sets. Join the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association for a night of stargazing. You are welcome to bring a favorite chair or lawn blanket and a picnic dinner. A reminder that CGBG is a tobacco and alcohol free facility of the University of Georgia, and weapons are prohibited. For further information, contact Liz at:

Sun Apr 2, 2PM,  Bruce FEILER AT THE JEA   The JEA is excited to host Savannah's own Bruce Feiler. Join us as Feiler discusses his latest book, The First Love Story, Adam, Eve and Us.  After the discussion there will be a signing and books will be available for purchase.   Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers.   Coffee & desserts will be served. Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St, Savannah, United States

Sun Apr 2,    2PM, Freedom School   (912) 358-4778  Emergent Savannah and Step Up Savannah are proud to host the ACLU of Georgia as they present Freedom School, an opportunity and training for members of the public to learn how to protect civil rights and fight back on undemocratic policies.    Savannah State University  3219 College St, Savannah

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Emily Dickinson's LLS Woman of the Year Campaign Kick-off at Wet Willies ! 

Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging - At Baker McCullough/Bonaventure
Polk's Plus Annual Spring Fling & Arts/ Crafts Festival in Pooler GA 
Victory Antiques & Collectibles Sidewalk Sale

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