(SAVANNAH GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 16, 2018

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LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

TWO SAVANNAH BRANDS IN PARTNERSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Byrd Cookie Company, two Savannah institutions, have formed a partnership. Enmarket is selling branded Byrd cookies at select store locations. Learn more about Enmarket’s convenience stores at https://www.enmarket.com or about Byrd Cookies at http://www.byrdcookiecompany.com

MIDTOWN PICKERS HONOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Midtown Pickers will host a Summer Nights benefit on Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the 39th birthday of Hospice Savannah, Inc. The fundraising event features local musicians providing entertainment along with a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Hospice. It will be co-hosted by and held at bar.food, coffee.deli and mani.pedi in the Habersham Village shopping center, 4517 Habersham St. Admission is free. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/231259067434771/

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

ARE YOU MISSING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES?

(SAVANNAH, GA) You could be missing huge business opportunities if you aren’t already using Facebook Live. Tune in to our monthly Open for Business at noon on April 25 to review five ways to use the tool effectively. Join the conversation here:

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON 

AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive is hosting a walkathon on Sunday, April 22nd. The event will be kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People are encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club will be on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

INDIA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotarians from India visit Savannah in Friendship Exchange


HISTORIC DISTRICT STATUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Contrary to some recent news coverage, the National Park Service has confirmed that Savannah is not in danger of losing its National Historic Landmark status. Read City Manager Rob Hernandez’s editorial in the Savannah Morning News which clarifies the omissions, weaknesses of and exaggerations about the report at http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180406/savannah-city-manager-column-historic-district-assessment-insult. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce encourages its members to share their input on the study to the National Park Service at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=86899 by June 30, 2018.

BLESSING CEREMONY FOR CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC BUILDING SITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corpus Christi Catholic Mission will kick off their eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The ceremony, which consists of prayers, scripture readings, hymns and the Blessing of the Water, is based on the Catholic Rite of the Blessing of a New Church Building Site. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information on the Pooler Catholic Community, please visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html


FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

DERBY PARTY FOR REED-HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 2018 Art & Derby Party Friend & Fundraiser for Reed-House, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Savannah Botanical Garden. Live Derby coverage, delicious fare provided by Elizabeth’s on 37th, Mint Juleps, plein air artists, auction and much more! Tickets $45 available at https://www.reed-house.org/

HAPPY SCHOOLS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) You are invited to an evening of Indian culture, cuisine and music, and to hear about the new Happy Schools Foundation, founded by local Rotarians with a mission to drastically improve the lives of children in need in government schools in India. Learn how to make a difference on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 7 Country Club Drive, Savannah 31410 (Whitemarsh Island, home of John Neely). Suggested Contribution: $30/person. For more information, please visit http://www.jimbruce.org/District6920/Donations/donation.php or call John Neely at 912-657-1778.

FOLK MUSIC CONCERT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Plantation Club Concert Series announces plans for “The Old Folkers” live concert on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Hank Weisman and John Powers make up the folk music duo and their repertoire includes folk, blues, and novelty tunes. The concert is open to anyone. If you are not a Landings resident and would like to attend, please email your reservation to hmgoslin@gmail.com.

LSEGA SESSION 4: BULLOCH COUNTY
(BULLOCH COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region. The session, held in Bulloch County, also addressed agritourism and its impact on the local economy. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th at 6 pm at the Yamacraw Center for Performing Arts. This festival will showcase student films from elementary, middle and high school students throughout SCCPSS who won at the state level for the Georgia Student Film and Media Festival. Charles is the founder of The Bowen Law Group, the Savannah Film Alliance, and Southern Gateway Production Services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth at maryann.lamberth@sccpss.com and by phone at (912) 682-2651

SAVE THE DATE: GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA TO HOLD SECOND EPIC SUMMER QUEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

SPEROS EXPANDS SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Vice President of Speros Heather Radtke recently shared some of the company’s new services on Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/04/heather-radtke-speros-services/

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION BY JUNKLUGGERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21between 11 am and 3 pm in Forsyth Park. With the theme set as “Zero Waste”, the event will have exhibits raising awareness of the amount of plastic that we use and toss away in our daily life. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will have a special exhibit where they will be collecting electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org

WATCH PLANES LAND ON A GRASS STRIP 
(MIDWAY, GA) The 9th Annual  FLY-IN on Saturday April 28, 2018 will take place at the BERG PARK AERODROME at 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320.  This is a fundraiser in support of the Grass Strip Foundation, Inc.,  dedicated to vintage, experimental and general aviation aircraft, educating the joys and practicalities in our modern society and encouraging careers in aviation. Local artists and vendors are welcome, no charge to set up. Donations welcomed for entry. For information call: Steve Berg 912-884- 8666 / Cell 912-572-8688 or stevebee@coastalnow.net. Donations are welcomed. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/GrassStripFoundation/

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-savannah-tickets-44756009429.

SUMMER 500 PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Returning for the third year this summer is Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach’s student intern program, Summer 500. Students will begin the program with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 4 and be ready to work June 11. Learn more at http://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses

DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) All rising 10th or 11th grade girls in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan or Effingham Counties are invited to apply for the 2018-2019 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The sessions will be held June 11-15, 2018.  Two additional sessions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Through interactive workshops & field trips, students will learn the skills you need to become successful in their personal & professional lives. Applications are in all school counselors’ offices NOW.For more info., call 912-721-7388.

BLUE ZONES: SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HEALTHIEST & HAPPIEST PEOPLE: LIVESTREAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Luke Curtsinger III will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, April 17, during the first of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Curtsinger will speak on The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well being and overall happiness. Blue Zones are rare longevity hotspots around the world where elderly people live with vim and vigor to record-setting ages. The event will be livestreamed on Enmarket’s and Healthy Savannah’s Facebook pages, https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations/ and https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/

SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is hosting Savannah Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 21 at Ellis Square in beautiful downtown Savannah. To celebrate its 10th Race anniversary, the organization is encouraging supporters to fundraise or donate at least $100 to receive a commemorative pin. Their mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. For more information, and to register, please visit www.komencoastalgeorgia.org or call 912-232-2535.

YOUTH HERO AWARDS BREAKFAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia will host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center. This fundraising event will recognize local students for their volunteer service to the community and will honor Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at  http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/ 

CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.

JULIE WADE: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for being selected as one of the speakers for TEDxSavannah 2018.  The event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on May 11, 2018 with tickets going on sale March 12. To see all of the speakers for this year’s event, please visit http://www.tedxsavannah.com/event-speakers/

KALEB IS THE ‘PERFECT GENTLEMAN’ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Kaleb, a male American Staffordshire Terrier who needs a forever home. Kaleb is low maintenance. He loves to play, to cuddle, and would do best in a loving home with plenty of attention. To view Kaleb or any other pet available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-479-kaleb/