2009-09-02 / Community Events

Community Events

HVJ Class of 1974 35th Reunion Planned


Save the date and spread the word! The 35th reunion of the 1974 Jenkins High School Warriors will take place October 2009.Contact email address: letmoo56@bellsouth. net

Volunteers Needed

Share your time and special talents with others, join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA, we need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are afflicted with.Qualification are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. Savannah VA Clinic, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and Hospice House are presently in great need of volunteers through RSVP.Remember"VolunteersAreTheHeartof America" For further exciting information please call 234-7842 or Linda Fields at 238-2960 ext. 123.

Johnny Mercer Event at the Avery Gallery 390 Roswell St. – Marietta , GA Friday, September 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oscar Award Winner Johnny Mercer was a song writer during the middle of the 20th century. He wrote over 1,500 songs in his career Several musical artists will play and sing Johnny Mercer songs. Susie Chisholm, sculptor of the Johnny Mercer sculpture to be installed and dedicated on Ellis Square in Savannah, will have the table version of the Johnny Mercer sculpture and several of her other sculptures for the September First Friday ARTWALK at the Avery Gallery. For more information call 770-427-2459.

United Way of Coastal Empire Solicits Programs

Local non-profit organizations have between now and September 14, 2009 to declare their intent to apply for funding from United Way of the Coastal Empire. The fund will grant money to programs and services that have a proven track record of outcomes as well as new, innovative programs related to one of United Way priorities: Education and Youth Development, Health and Wellness, and Economic Independence. Organizations supporting families and neighborhoods with programs that provide food, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities of life are also encouraged to apply. The Program Funding Application is available on the United Way website at www.uwce.org. The submission date for completed applications is the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Monday, September 14, 2009. For additional information, please contact Richard Edwards at 912- 651-7727 or by email at redwards@ uwce.org

Woodville-Tompkins Alumni Association

Woodville-Tompkins Alumni Association will have a meeting on the second Sunday, September 13, 2009 6pm at 319 “C” Main Street in Garden City. For more information call 232-5005. Van Buren Williams, Reporter.

Stewards of Children

On September 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) will present the “Stewards of Children” sexual abuse prevention program at the United Way, 428 Bull Street . The fee is $15 per person. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee. contact 234- 9688 for more information.

The Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association's Annual Memory Walk will take place on Saturday, September 26 at Johnson Square in Savannah from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

People across Coastal Georgia are invited to participate in this year's event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research programs. This inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Come enjoy a beautiful walk through Savannah's historic district, great music by Bucky Bryant and Chuck Courtenay, BBQ from Sticky Fingers, and fun for all ages!

How: Register to walk, start your team, become a sponsor, or make a donation by visiting the Alzheimer's Association at www.georgiamemorywalk. org or call 912-920-2231 for more information.

Evening of Jazz

Royce Learning Center will hold its 3rd Annual Evening of Jazz on September 13th, 2009 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Entertainment will be provided by Huxsie Scott and Ben Tucker with special guest Dr. Bertice Berry. All proceeds will benefit the ACE at Royce adult literacy program. Reservations are required and are $35 per person which includes heavy Hors d'oeuvres. The evening will also feature a silent auction of local and regional artwork. To make reservations online go to www.aceatroyce.com or call 912-354-4047. Thanks in advance and let me know if you have any questions.

Free Computer Classes

St. Joseph's/Candler's African- American Health Information & Resource Center offers free computer classes every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and second Saturday of each month. For more information about what skills are taught, please contact 912-447-6605.

Attention all Wolverines!

If you attended or graduated from Woodville High or Tompkins High School, mark your calendar for the “Wolverine Homecoming 2009”, which will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 on the campus of Woodville- Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Contact Chester Ellis at 232-3549, or by email chesteraellis@comcast. net , for more information.

Golden Age Program Seeks Seniors

All seniors are encouraged to participate in the Golden Age Program at the beautiful Tatemville Lake and Community Center, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 333 Coleman St. Enjoy good fellowship, hot meals daily, crafts, shopping trips, computer class gardening & more. For more info call 691-6289.

Babies Don’t Come With Instructions

Love Babies? This Volunteer Opportunity is for You! The First Steps Parents of Newborns program pairs volunteers with new families in the hospital setting to provide emotional support, parenting education materials, and referrals to community resources. Volunteer training and all materials are provided. For more information about the First Steps Parents of Newborns program call 819-6911 or 819-6910.


You and your family are invited to join us on September 19, 2009 at Cann Park (On Corner of 45th & 46th between Bullock & Stevens St.) at 11:00am- 3:00pm.We are looking for local talent, youth choirs, praise teams, dance teams, speakers, poets, kickball and baseball players & more! Please contact us at 272- 6101 or email b.o.a.t@live.com for more information. Beating the Odds All Together (BOAT) is in need of mentors, motivational speakers, tutors, pen pals, uniforms, school supplies, and sponsors for the 2009- 2010 school year!

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