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(SAVANNAH, GA) 5417 Holdings announces the launch of Tytan Pictures, a new division of their creative services company, which will oversee 5417 Holdings’ production, distribution, entertainment, products, services and technologies. The company held a special industry screening of the feature, Storm Soldiers II, on Thursday, October 15 in Overland Park, Kan. For more information on Storm Soldiers II or Tytan Pictures, visit tytancreates.com
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bay Street Theatre Company is hosting the seventh annual “The Rocky Horror Show.” The production will be a live stage musical of Richard O’Brien’s cult classic. JinHi Souncy Rand is serving as the Director of the musical, and Warren Heilman is the Musical Director. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/the-bay-street-theatre-company-presents-the-seventh-annual-the-rocky-horror-show/


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(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Join the SD Gunner Fund for its inaugural fundraiser benefiting our wounded veterans in need of service animals. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. SD Gunner Fund Fundraiser will be November 11 at 11:45 am. For more information: www.facebook.com/sdgunnerfund


(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Center for Developmental Services announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. CCDS employs over 370 adults with developmental disabilities, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of it’s diverse workforce, not only during October but throughout the year. To learn more about the Coastal Center for Developmental Services and it’s work with disabled adults, visit www.ccds-sav.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall invites kids and their families to a special costumed character event with Marvel’s Captain America on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m. In conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month in October, the superhero will share his story and a few simple steps on how to deal with a bully. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/slideshow/2015-06-22/superhero-saturday-savannah-mall#slide-1


(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is pleased to announce a local Silent Witness Exhibit will be unveiled at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 9 at the Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah. The Exhibit consists of 12 life-sized, red laminated silhouettes, with 11 representing an actual person murdered in an act of domestic violence in Chatham County since 2011, plus one additional figure to represent those uncounted women whose murders went unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental. For more information on SAFE Shelter, visit safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 912.629.8888. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/safe-shelter-unveils-silent-witness-exhibit-for-domestic-violence-homicide-victims/


(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) For the third year, Hospice Savannah is offering a Pet Calendar to highlight the scope of the hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind® program and raise additional funds. Hospice staff provide pet food, attention, and attempt to find them forever homes, if the pets are no longer able to be cared for. To learn more about the Pet Peace of Mind program, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/what-services-are-available/hospice-care/helping-pets/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing is seeking qualified Savannah nonprofit organizations to enroll in the company’s Fall 2015 Janes Give Back Program. This effort directs a portion of sales to qualifying charities during shows scheduled during the week of October 22-29. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/matilda-jane-clothing-seeks-savannah-area-nonprofits-for-philanthropic-program/


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(SAVANNAH, GA) During Pregnancy, 1 in 733 women will receive a Down syndrome diagnosis. Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal abnormality during pregnancy. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/list_6296122_signs-down-syndrome-during-pregnancy.html



(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC) recently acquired Century Hills, a 200-unit apartment community in Augusta, and Falls at Spring Creek, a 296-unit apartment community in Macon. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/local-savannah-firm-kole-management-acquires-macon-and-augusta-apartments/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Brennan has joined the Savannah practice as a Certified Physician Assistant. Brennan will assist in all areas of patient care, including the evaluation of skin lesions, offering routine skin exams and treating skin issues such as acne, warts, rashes and eczema. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/low-country-dermatology-announces-savannah-native-elizabeth-brennan-joins-staff-as-physician-assistant/

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has received a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank to be used for operational and program expenses. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, offering youth between the ages of 11 and 17 a safe and loving environment. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-receives-1000-wells-fargo-donation/


(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, October 1, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by tying purple ribbons around the Live Oak trees in Forsyth Park. The National Network to End Domestic Violence encourages citizens to wear purple, which is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The ribbons will remain in Forsyth Park until the end of October.


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism invites the public to Boom! Zap! Pow! A Salute to Savannah Superheroes Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 22, 6-8:30pm at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel. This event will include the inaugural presentation of the Marie Backus McGaughey Award for Childhood Philanthropy to Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. All proceeds benefit The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. Business casual attire. Tickets may be purchased online: www.matthewreardon.org/banquet


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Series announces plans for the fourth and final program for the 2015 lectures on Tuesday, October 27. Kelley J. Boyd, founder and teacher at Savannah Yoga Center, presents “10 Yoga Tips: Hectic to Harmonious in 5 Minutes or Less.” At Boyd’s lecture, the Forsyth Farmer’s Market (FFM) will be awarded the Encourage Health grant. Attendance is free and open to the public. Attendees will enjoy a healthy lunch made possible by local business sponsors. RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, www.healthysavannah.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees held a Savannah Mayoral Candidate Forum on Monday, September 28. The forum, free and open to the public, was held at The Coastal Georgia Center, located at 305 Fahm St. All registered candidates participated. Attorney Charles Bowen served as moderator for the Q & A format. If you missed the forum, watch it here: http://wsav.com/2015/09/29/watch-savannah-jaycees-mayoral-debate/ . Were you spotted at the event? Check out photos at: http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/mediadetail/23695340?gId=629616


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) District announces that WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker will speak on Thursday, October 29 at Savannah High School, in its inaugural Passport to Excellence Lecture Series. The free lecture series features presentations from accomplished individuals who previously attended or graduated from SCCPSS, sharing their unique career journeys and the insights they have learned about success and how to achieve it. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/second-speaker-in-savannah-chatham-county-public-school-systems-passport-to-excellence-lecture-series-to-share-success-story/


(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are suffering from leg pain, burning or aching in your calves or a wound in your foot or leg that won’t heal, you may have peripheral artery disease. Also known as PAD, this condition that affects 8-12 million Americans can cause leg tiredness, cramping and pain when walking. Wondering what your risks are? Check out these FAQs of PAD – http://savannahnow.com/accent/2015-09-21/10-things-you-should-know-about-peripheral-artery-disease


(SAVANNAH, GA) Starting Oct. 2 and running through the year, the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery will display works by Daniel E. Smith and Ed Jones. Smith’s paintings can be found in collections across the globe, yet he created works for Hospice Savannah priced at $185. A portion of Smith’s and Jones’ work will support Hospice Savannah’s Daily Impact fund, which goes to patients and their families. To learn more about the art or Hospice Savannah contact Beth Logan at (912) 629-1043, email her at bloagn@hospiceSavannah.org, or visit www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Business in Savannah and the Savannah magazine have opened their nomination process for “Generation NEXT 2016: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business.” Generation NEXT is an opportunity to acknowledge some of the brilliant young minds in business, here in Savannah. To nominate an outstanding, under 40 individual, please go to http://www.savannahmagazine.com/2015/10/01/generation-next-2/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is seeking Youth Hero Nominations for the 2016 Youth Hero Volunteer Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted from any non-profit organization, school, team, religious organization, etc. Eligible youth must be enrolled in 6th-12th grade in a public, private or home school during the 2015-2016 school year. To nominate a youth or for more information visit www.redcross.org/southeast. Deadline to nominate a deserving youth is December 31, 2015.


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces plans to unveil a historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, on Monday, November 16 at 2:15 p.m. in Bonaventure Cemetary (Section A Lot 5). The dedication date is timed to recognize the 100th anniversary of Banks’ untimely death on November 21, 1915. For more information, contact Chuck Powell at tybeepowell@comcast.net or visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/rotary-club-of-savannah-erects-marker-in-honor-of-founder/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council launched a redesigned Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run website and logo and is now taking registrations for the 2015 race to be held Saturday, Dec. 5. Each year more than 5,000 participants run and walk the 5K, 10K and Double Pump (a 5K and 10K combined) over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge. In its 25th year, the 2015 race weekend will begin with the Health and Wellness Expo at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 4 and end with a post-race party in Franklin Square on race day. A portion of race proceeds benefit Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To register for the race, visit www.SavannahBridgeRun.com. For more information, contact Jonathan Sykes, Savannah Sports Council event manager at 912.644.6452 or JSykes@VisitSavannah.com.



(ISLE OF HOPE) The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest will be on Saturday October 24, 2015. Music Entertainment will be at the Marina between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. The festival is accepting artists, vendors and non-profits at this time – you can submit an application to have a booth online until Saturday September 12 at http://www.iohha.com/art-music-fest-2


(SAVANNAH, GA) Sign up for the Senior Citizens, Inc. Corn Hole Classic for Thursday, Oct. 22 at Coach’s Corner. Non-players are encouraged to come enjoy the live music, fish fry, and beer as well. Cash Prizes. Registration starts at 5 p.m., with the tournament beginning at 6 p.m. To register or sponsor contact Julia Dumas at (912) 236-0363, jdumas@seniorcitizens-inc.comor purchase tickets at SeniorCitizens.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Well FED presents the largest Food Day Festival in the country (for 5 years in a row) on Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Daffin Park. Dozens of free workshops and classes to participate in and dozens of free interactive arts & crafts, mini­ workshops, puppet shows, and fitness activities for the kids. FREE Live concert, all day, including the Savannah Arts Academy Skeylite Jazz Band, Savannah Bicycle Campaign will offer a free bike valet and the Mayor will be present to cut the red ribbon for the 912 Food Truck. Savannah Food Policy will be hosting Q&A with mayoral candidates. For more information, visit wellfedsavannah.com/foodday/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club is holding its 25th annual Greenery Sale now through the order deadline of Friday, October 23. Our Sale includes the finest quality in holiday wreaths, garlands, topiaries and holiday flowers (paper whites and amaryllis). Savannah area residents are encouraged to visit www.trusteesgardenclub.com. Click on “Greenery Sale” to see offerings and to place your order. For other questions, call Greenery Sale Chairs Susie Harden (912.657.4524) or Elizabeth Skeadas (912.844.1989.)



(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Coastal Pet Rescue is currently home to Luna, a female retriever/white shepherd mix. Luna is about 6 months old and has been living at Coastal Pet Rescue since September 27. Luna is up to date on all her shots, micro-chipped, and spayed. To view Luna and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-315-luna/


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