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Rules for Happenings
Nonprofits -- We will list your event or service at no charge if you are a bona fide nonprofit. Free events or services -- If your event or service is free of charge, we will in turn list it at no charge. Current Connect Savannah clients -- We will list your Happening at no charge in gratitude for your continued support of our newspaper. Private business or individual -- We will charge $5 per week per entry, payable up front by check or credit card. This goes for art classes, yoga classes, workshops, seminars, etc. that do not meet the above criteria. We retain the option to place your happening in the appropriate category. Send Happenings and/or payment to: Connect Savannah, 1800 E. Victory Dr, Suite 7, Savannah, GA, 31404. Fax to 231-9932. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to edit or cut non-paid listings because of space limitations.
Activism & Politics
Savannah Republican Club
meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave.. Call Raymond at 898-3506.
Chatham County Democratic Committee
Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. 351-7436.
meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www.chathamdems.com.
Skidaway Island Democrats
Chatham County Democratic Women
Local activist group focused on protesting the war in Iraq. Call Richard DiPirro at 4417167.
For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.
Chatham County Young Democrats Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to email@example.com.
Chatham County Young Republicans For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.
Coastal Democrats For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.
Drinking Liberally Promoting democracy one pint at a time -share politics while sharing a pitcher at a local Democratic drinking club. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, leftleaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Coach’s Corner. For information, visit www.DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship of Reconciliation The oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Auditions Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and others. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits & Fundraisers Backus Children’s Hospital Ornament Sale The One Hundred is selling pewter bear ornaments designed by Phyllis Tildes and crafted by Woodberry Pewter for $8 each. Proceeds will benefit the Backus Children’s Hospital. To place an order, call Kelly Dykes Claxton at 350-6374 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Blessingdale’s thrift store at 2118 Bona Bella, at the corner of Skidaway and Bona Bella in the Bacon Park Shopping Center, sells clothes, furniture, electronics and household items. Proceeds support The Living Vine Christian maternity home. Donations appreciated. Call 355-4339.
Boy Scouts Holiday Wreath Sale
meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone18 and older.
These holiday wreaths are offered for sale in your neighborhood or drop by Savannah Toyota, Greyson Stadium, Keller’s Flea Market, and the Piggly-Wiggly and Kroger in Richmond Hill. You also can call 927-7272 to order them.
Libertarian Party of Chatham County
Give for the Gulf
League of Women Voters
meets each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit http://www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.
National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.
Planned Parenthood meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Megan Burgoyne at 352-4052 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Peace Coalition meets every Tuesday on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive an invitation to join the chat.
is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit www.armstrong.edu/katrina.
Hurricane Katrina Benefit Website A community website/blog where local Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, fundraising events and other information are listed can be found at http://www.katrinahelp.gatherat.com.
Night Stalkers Association In honor of the fallen soldiers who served in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) out of Hunter Army Airfield, the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging donations. Call Linda R. Rogers at 352-6645 or send donations to: The Night Stalkers Association, 3/160
SOAR, 1304 N. Lightning Rd., Hunter Army Airfield, 31409-4719.
Southside Fire/EMS 2006 Calendar This project raises money for burn victims throughout the region. Models for the calendar are actual firefighters and emergency personnel from the Southside Fire Department. The calendars are $10 and are available at three SunCom locations in Oglethorpe Mall, on Hodgson Memorial near Kroger and at the Savannah Crossing Shopping Center on Abercorn Extension. Calendars also may be purchased at SSFD Headquarters on Norwood Avenue or by calling 354-1011.
Call for Entries Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call 232-2326.
Cultural Affairs Artist Roster The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is compiling a list of artists of all disciplines of the arts and humanities to include in a Savannah Artists Roster. Call Daisy Williams at 912-651-6417 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: group and/or individual name, contact information, and discipline.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Portrait Contest My Dream Productions of Savannah is sponsoring this drawing contest in commemoration of the slain civil rights leader’s 77th birthday. Draw a sizeable image on poster board or any appropriate sketching material. Submit by Friday, Dec. 30 at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museumm, 460 MLK Jr. Blvd.; Cumulus Broadcasting, 214 Television Circle; Shuman Middle School, 415 Goebel Ave.; On Time Fashions-Heyman and Sons, 28 W. Broughton St; and Lester’s Florist, 2100 Bull St. Entries may be mailed to Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Drawing Contest, Box 3565, Savannah, 31414. First, second and third prizes will be given and all entries will be displayed. Call 351-6159.
Stained Glass Window Competition The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah is offering a $500 award for the best design for a stained glass window to be placed in the apse behind the pulpit in the historic Jingle Bells church located on Troupe Square. The window must display religious symbols from a variety of faiths with the Flaming Chalice being predominant. Judging will take place after Jan. 15. Send email to email@example.com to receive the window design and instructions.
Two Pale Josephines is a boutique gallery/working studio on West Broughton Street that is looking for artists to consign work, especially clothing, accessories and textiles, plus home decor, painting and sculpture. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 232-4848.
Classes & Workshops Adult Art Classes are held at The Art School Mondays from 79 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151.
Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.
Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E. are being offered for children and adults at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. For information, call 651-4248.
The Art School The Art School provides quality art instruction for ages 6 through adult. Register now for afterschool classes. Classes provide a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere for students of all levels. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Located across from Summit Gymnastics/Sharks Cheerleading at 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads. Call 921-1151 or visit www.theartschool-sav.com.
Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.
Babysitters training class St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35. Call 819-8583.
Basic computer class Eastside Concerned Citizens Inc. at 803 E. Park Ave. offers basic computer classes every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 232-5280.
Beginners quilting classes are held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., 1601 Drayton St. 447--5711.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School at 1003 Victory Dr. will hold a Pre-K and Kindergarten round-up Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. Call 356-6987.
Building a Home The UBuildIt office in Savannah offers free seminars. Call 236-1211.
Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, offers a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants choose their hours between Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-0578.
Ceramics, Visual Arts and Theater Classes The City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Department will offer classes in ceramics, painting, stained glass, jewelry, theater and