(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 1, 2017

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MELANOMA, TAKE A HIKE!
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on
Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park. Dr. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and some light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit

http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/


 
ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT 
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four lectures in the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home was presented with a $1000 grant to be used for basic needs such as food, electricity, education, and transportation. During the luncheon, Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay presented “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarkstations.com/EncourageHealthSeries

 
 
LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GA SPONSORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia recently announced that Georgia Power and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. are presenting sponsors for the annual five-month leadership program. All of the program participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/
COURT VS. MEDIATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Although The Bowen Law Group has great success in court, they also realize sometimes the most cost-effective, appropriate way to end a dispute is to avoid having to go to court which is why they offer several mediation services for interested parties. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com
UPDATES ON NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce the Chief of Staff of the National Down Syndrome Society will provide opening remarks and welcome all of the honorees during the eighth annual Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11. Savannah’s own Jamie Deen, TV personality and best-selling cookbook author, will return as emcee. For more information, please visit www.nightofchampions.org
SAVANNAH FORWARD COMMUNITY MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the City of Savannah for a community-wide planning session on Wednesday, May 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. For more info: http://www.savannahga.gov/savannahforward
 
PARKING CHANGES ON THE HORIZON
(SAVANNAH, GA) Downtown Savannah announces plans for new parking times and meters. To read the details, visit http://wsav.com/2017/04/19/new-parking-times-and-meters-are-coming-to-downtown/
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVASANA 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every class at Savannah Yoga Center ends with savasana. Here’s why:
 
SAINTS SUPPORT LDSS
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Vincent’s Academy (SVA) is planning a week of fundraising and support for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Their fundraising efforts will continue when the SVA Soccer team plays in the state play-off game on Tuesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., Optimist Field, Daffin Park. For more information on LDSS or to support the organization, visit https://ldssga.org/
STRESSED OUT?
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TEA AT THE DAVENPORT HOUSE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Every Thursday and Friday, during the month of May, The Davenport House will open its doors for a walking tour and formal tea. Tickets are $18. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/events/

GENERAL CONTRACTORS ARE A MUST FOR ANY COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) A match made in heaven – teaming up with trustworthy and communicative general contractor can make a world of difference with your commercial construction project. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/
 
JOIN ENTREPRENEURS AT 1 MILLION CUPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet-up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in the regional community and share your ideas and experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks who care about Savannah’s future success. Each week an entrepreneur presents a business idea or concept, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up: http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah
CHAMBER SMART LUNCHEON
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, May 2, Heather Radtke, the Vice President of Speros, will discuss five steps small business owners can take to avoid having their data hacked. Radtke will outline the suggested safeguards during the Savannah Chamber‘s Small Business Council SMART Luncheon from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. RSVP at SPainter@SavannahChamber.com or call 912-644-6458. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.comhttp://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-may-2/
THE INVISIBLE PROBLEM

(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Runaway and homeless youth often do not look like the stereotype of an adult homeless person. They often try to hide their situation and therefore the issue remains invisible. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org
PLAY IT FORWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is recruiting sponsors for the annual Play It Forward event which raises funds for at-risk youth in the area. Sponsorship dollars, at a variety of levels, support Mayor Deloach’s Summer Intern program for 11th and 12th grade students. Contact the Play It Forward committee at RotariansPIF@gmail.com for more details or to sponsor the event.
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SAVANNAH FORWARD COMMUNITY MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the City of Savannah for a community-wide planning session on
 Wednesday, May 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. For more info: http://www.savannahga.gov/savannahforward
 
HOPE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tiny House, Big Heart is a community fundraiser for homeless veterans on Thursday, May 4 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Ships of the Sea Museum. Chef Lauren Teague of Atlantic and the pizza queens of Big Bon Pizza will be cooking for a cause. Proceeds from the event will go toward the first land payment of $30,000 for the Tiny House Project. To purchase $10 tickets or to read more about this worthwhile project, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/480782542312352/
 
LUNCH WITH MARY KAY ANDREWS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Mary Kay Andrews is launching her new cookbook with a VIP luncheon on Thursday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. A $65 ticket includes a signed copy of the cookbook, cocktails, swag bag, photo op, and lunch with the author. A portion of all proceeds directly support the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. To purchase tickets or for more information, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vip-lunch-with-mary-kay-andrews-launch-of-new-cookbook-tickets-33306714279
 
 
SCOTTISH GAMES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bring the whole family out to a grand celebration of Scottish Culture on May 6 at The 2017 Savannah Scottish Games. The games will feature music, dancing, athletic competition, children’s activities, shopping and food, all set overlooking the Moon River on the beautiful Bethesda Academy campus. Purchase advance tickets for $10 or $12 at the gate. Military and Students are $5 with ID, and children under 10 are free. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.savannahscottishgames.com/tickets.html

 
PROVEN TIPS TO BUILD CONNECTIONS
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NIGHT OUT SUPPORTS CENTER FOR AUTISM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism announces a fundraising event onThursday, May 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Wine Cellar, Twelve Oaks, 55 Abercorn Street. Purchase $20 tickets in advance at https://www.savannahwinecellar.com/events/i60691401z  or pay $25 at the door.
 
 
CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camp Aloha, to be held May 5 – 7, is for children ages 6 – 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. More information, videos and the camper application form are available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha.
ARMSTRONG STUDENTS HELP AT UNION MISSION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Armstrong students in Dr. Allison Hatch’s “Service Learning and Civic Engagement” course have spent the spring learning about homelessness and, as part of their service, they’ve have been working to refurbish a room at Union Mission’s Magdalene House. The playroom will be formally opened at Magdalene House on Wednesday May 03, 2017, starting at 6 PM when students, families, staff, and guests will share a meal and celebrate the end of a semester’s hard work dedicated to improving the lives of the families at Magdalene House. For more information please contact Laura Lane McKinnon, Union Mission’s Director of Development, at lmckinnon@unionmission.org or by calling (912) 236-7423 ext. 1148
ART, HORS D’OEVRES AND GARDENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy watching artists paint in the lovely Savannah Botanical Garden at the height of the rose blooming season as you enjoy live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Third Annual Reed House fundraiser includes a Kentucky Derby Party with a live satellite feed, big screens and a Derby Hat Contest. A 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction complete the fun. Saturday, May 6, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Savannah Botanical Garden, 1388 Eisenhower Dr. Tickets $35 at the door or online at  www.Reed-House.org. Reed House provides rehabilitation services to help adults with serious mental illness return to the workplace and community.
 
 
DOGGIE CARNIVAL 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/
LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/may-9th-quickbooks-online-savannah/.

UNDERWATER EXPLORATION OF GRAY’S REEF TO BE LIVESTREAMED
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m., Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Education Division and NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will livestream a virtual tour of Gray’s Reef. Marine biologists and divers from the University of Georgia and NOAA will be available to answer questions via Twitter at #GraysReefLive. The general public is welcome to participate. Individuals and teachers may access the livestream and supplemental learning materials at http://www.gpb.org/education/explore/grays-reef.  Currently, more than 14,000 students are registered for the Live Exploration.
CONE COLLECTION RECEPTION AT 24E 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah artist Jim Cone announces a fine art exhibition with the opening reception to be held on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 24e Design Co., located at 24 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401. The exhibition will be showcased at 24e and run from Thursday, May 18 until Sunday, June 25. Showcasing different fine art works such as drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces, this art exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view Cone’s work as he does not often publicly show his art. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI). For more information and to see samples of the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com To make a reservation for the May 18th art reception, visit https://www.conecollection.com/contact
SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS
(SCORE) Lecture on “Drive New Business with Social Media” presented by SCORE,

Wednesday, May 24, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Georgia Infirmary, 1900 Abercorn Street, 2nd Floor Training Room. Free. RSVP: 912-652-4335. For more information, visit  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edzum30b1203cc1d&llr=anwty5eab&showPage=true
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN MAINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Joseph C. Gamble is offfering a week long photography workshop in Rockport, Maine from August 6 – 12. The workshop includes daily shooting excursions, an introduction to various software technologies, and hands-on experience with landscape photography. For more information, visit http://www.josephgamble.com/index/G0000F1rLFWziHnI
FREEFALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Freefall, a 10 week old, male, boxer mix who needs a home. Freefall is great with dogs and children and is even litter box trained. To view Freefall and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-121-freefall/
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