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Cards from The Creative Hearts Network benefit Children’s Hospital @ Memorial Health, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
cards Creative Hearts Network Memorial Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Network cards Memorial Health Scribble Art Studio Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Memorial Health Savannah

To purchase cards and peruse images of cards available, click here. 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Yoga class to support pediatric cancer research, March 19, Richmond Hill

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Richmond Hill Yoga Class to support Pediatric Cancer Research

Yoga Class to support Pediatric Cancer Research
Thurs. March 19 6:30-8PM
Awakening Yoga Studio
2453 US Highway 17 #A,
Richmond Hill, Ga 31324

Please join mother, yoga instructor and artist Antoinette Louw on Thursday March 19 for an all-levels Vinyasa Flow class to support pediatric cancer research.

Warriors for William Foundation Savannah 100% of proceeds from this Donation-Only class will be given to Warriors for William Foundation to support Pediatric Cancer Research.

Antoinette also will be selling her works of art and is generously donating all proceeds to the Warriors for William Foundation. This is going to be an amazing event that will leave you filled with Love, Hope and of course–Yoga!

Please come and encourage friends to come. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.

This is a DONATION-ONLY class, but you are asked to please pre-register by clicking here, then click on tickets. 

Antoinette Louw is mother of a 5-year old boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer in September 2014 and currently is in treatment at Memorial Health. Antoinette is also an artist and yoga teacher.

Antoinette has now teamed up with Awakening Yoga Studio in Richmond Hill as well as the Warriors for William Fund to help raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research – something she feels highly passionate about.

Learn more here. 

Learn more about Frank Callen Club for Boys & Girls @ a Savannah oyster roast, March 1

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Frank Callen Boys & GIrls Club Savannah

Want to help curb Savannah’s severe gang and crime-related violence problem?

Join WSAV morning anchor Dave Kartunen at an Oyster Roast to raise awareness of the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club in Savannah, Sunday, March 1 @ Coach’s Corner from 1-4p.

Learn more about the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club @ this community-recognition event.

For 98 years, the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs have been in the forefront of youth development, maintaining a significant role in our community. The club provides children with developmental activities and services, encouragement and hope. The club’s mainstay programming is focused on academic success, sports and fitness, character and leadership training and healthy lifestyles. Though the club only charges members a mere $10 annual fee, it actually costs us $600+ per child, per year to provide those services. Each year, the club works with more than 1,000 children from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances and focus on a mission of enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club depends on the generosity of  donors in the Savannah community in order to continue with their mission.

As you know, gang and crime related violence is on the rise here in Savannah. However, if the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club has at-risk youth in programs, they are less likely to end up on the streets. Did you know that 33% of Savannah’s children live in poverty? As a result, children in poverty are 6 times more likely to drop out of high school and more likely to get involved with drugs, alcohol, gangs and crime. As a direct correlation, 80% of Georgia’s prison population is made up of high school dropouts. The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs can change that; and, instead offer a bright future for our children.

The club’s programs work: 78% of the club’s kids are On Grade Level (the remaining 22% are those with learning disabilities); 93% are expected to complete high school; 88% intend/expect to go on to college; and, 37% of the club’s teens expect to achieve an advanced degree.

St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, February 13th, 2015

St. Baldrick's Savannah Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s Savannah Annual Head-Shaving Event, March 7

Savannah’ annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise funds for children’s cancer research will be 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 7, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah’s City Market.

Volunteers shave their heads to show support for children who usually lose their hair during cancer treatment. They also raise funds to support children’s cancer research. You can sign up to have your head shaved or make a donation to sponsor someone who is getting shaved. Click here  to see a list of people who have already signed up to participate.

There will also be a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on Thursday, February 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Your Pie located at 7630 Skidaway Road, Unit A-1, in Savannah.

Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation has held more than 7,000 head-shaving events worldwide, raising more than $186 million for cancer research. The pediatric hematology/oncology program at Memorial University Medical Center, along with the Children’s Oncology Group, benefit from St. Baldrick’s in the form of clinical research trials for pediatric cancer patients.

For more information about the 2015 St. Baldrick’s event, contact Yael Elfassy-Conner at Yelpasso@hotmail.com.

Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Event, March 14

Mellow Mushroom of Hilton Head Island will host the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 from 3pm -to 5pm.

Joe DiNovo of Joe’s Barbershop will lead the team of Barbers shaving the heads of the Hilton Head area men, women and children, encouraging the community to support their action by making donations to their team.

The fund raiser – which also will feature a silent auction and live music – is organized by Terry and Cynthia Cermak, who started the event in honor of their son Henry. In 2013, St. Baldrick’s created a Hero Fund in his name: the Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. The Cermak’s headshaving events have raised over $50,000.00 for Henry’s Fund, and in July provided 50% of the funding for a research grant studying pediatric brain cancer treatments at St. Jude Hospital.

Volunteers can join a team or start their own team here.

Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-476-4768 or email henrys1ups@gmail.com.

FREE Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families, Jan. 31

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families Attention military families stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

If you are stationed at HAAF and have young children who would like to attend Enchant My Party‘s Winter Wonderland Ball @ Hunter (with the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella & more), Enchant My Party has donated 80 tickets to a special 6PM session this Saturday January 31 just for you.

It will be first come/first serve, so stop by the Hunter Club and sign up for your free tickets soon.

This is a free event for military families so even if your spouse is deployed you can still attend with your children.

Enchant My Party in Savannah , a children’s princess party business that sends costumed-princesses to homes or party spots to entertain at your child’s regal birthday party with storytelling; singing & dancing; crafts & games.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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You’re invited: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism 15th Anniversary featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah announces the first of its 15th Anniversary Celebration events featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house

To highlight The Matthew Reardon Center’s commitment to the greater Savannah community, the event will include regionally sourced oysters, locally produced craft beer, and barbeque. Entertainment will be provided by beloved area musicians, The Skiplings.

Open-house style tours of the school will be available.

Who: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
What: 15th Anniversary Celebration featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house
When: Saturday, January 31, from Noon-2pm
Where: 2pm under the tent in front of MRCA, which is located in the professional office park at 6602 Abercorn St.
Details: Tickets are $40/adult 21+ and $15/child. Tickets may be purchased online here.

Contact: Contact: Faye Montgomery | t. 912-355-9098 | e. advocacydirector@matthewreardon.org

About The Matthew Reardon Center

MRCA was founded by native Savannahian Kim Reardon and is named for her son. In 1993 when he was in kindergarten, Matthew Reardon contracted viral encephalitis, which caused permanent brain injury and epilepsy. At that time, Savannah had did not have facilities to treat children with serious illness such as his. The Reardon family and friends donated money to Memorial Health University Medical Center, which made medical care for neurological impairment available locally. Through their experiences, the Reardons learned that children suffering from neurological disorders have many needs beyond those that are physical. It was from this realization that the Matthew Reardon Center was born. As the incidence of autism increased dramatically, The Center refocused its resources specifically on the unique needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates the only year-round, day school in southeast Georgia for children with ASD. Furthermore, it promotes outreach and advocacy through forged partnerships with existing medical, educational, and community services in order to help these children reach their full potential and enhance their quality of life as well as that of their families. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and relies on support of those who share our passion and vision. For more information, visit www.matthewreardon.org.

The Matthew Reardon Center, 6602 Abercorn St., Savannah, tel: 912-355-9098, email: advocacydirector@matthewreardon.org, www.matthewreardon.org

Blue Print School of Pageantry hosts ‘Southern Belles & Cocktails’ fundraiser, Feb. 20

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing SavannahThe Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing in Savannah invites you to pull out your pearls and dust off your bowties for an evening of style, elegance and live entertainment at the inaugural “Southern Belles and Cocktails” fundraiser.

“Southern Belles and Cocktails” proceeds support the year-round work of Blue Print’s scholarship fund and youth-focused portfolio development initiatives.

Event guests will enjoy signature cocktails from Savannah’s Andaz along with a wide array of southern inspired hors d’oeuvres. Guests also can enjoy a complementary makeover bar by Jules’ More Than Makeup and a silent auction featuring items from Nourish.

The “Southern Belles and Cocktails” fundraiser is a partnership between Blueprint School of Pageantry and Finishing, Incorporated, and Jules More than Makeup.

“Southern Belles and Cocktails” is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at Savannah’s Andaz Hotel, 14 Barnard Street. Admission is $50 per person. Program supporters can make donations and purchase event tickets by contacting info@blueprintpageant.com.

The Blue Print Pageant primarily serves clients, ages 8-18, for life beyond adolescence by increasing aptitude in the areas of leadership, decision making, networking and community service.

Funds raised through “Southern Belles and Cocktails” will support certification programs, scholarships, life skills development workshops, and stipends for internships and career shadowing opportunities. Funds also will support the pageant’s continuation and prizes for the 2015 Blue Print Pageant winners.

2015 Registration is open at this time. Please visit www.blueprintpageant.com today.

The Blue Print Pageant was birthed from the Innovation in Youth Development (I-YOUTH) of Baylor-Howells, Incorporated, a program focused on teaching girls ages 8-18 the interpersonal decision making skills essential to a laying a foundation for bright and successful futures. I-Youth is a program designed to empower, develop and guide young people through planning future aspirations. Baylor-Howells, Inc. is organized to enhance the quality of educational experiences for youth and communities through innovative activities and collaborative efforts.

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For more information, contact: Ms. Rowena Baylor-Howells (912) 604-7834

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing, www.blueprintpageant.com On Facebook here. The Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing in Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah’s gun violence epidemic is a public health threat

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Savannah's Gun Violence Crime Problem Public Health Issue

(UPDATE: A 12-year-old Savannah boy named Keith Passmore was shot dead Saturday night Nov. 22. That means three children were shot in three different shootings in Savannah in less than one week.)

This week, two different shootings of Savannah children serve as horrific reminders of this city’s gun violence epidemic.

Kiaja Smalls, 2, was shot dead Tuesday night while sleeping in her Savannah Southside apartment.  The shots were fired from outside the apartment.

On Thursday, a Savannah 6-year-old girl was shot during a domestic dispute. She suffered non-fatal injuries.

Imagine if these cases involved another consumer product other than guns.

Imagine if Kiaja died because of a malfunction in a crib or if she swallowed a laundry detergent pod. Then we would hear from various health and public safety advocates about how to prevent such deaths along with tips about keeping our children safe.

However when it comes to gun violence as a public health issue - we rarely hear from the medical community about how to prevent gun violence.

Even though there are about about 11,000 homicides, 19,000 suicides and more than 2,000 fatal accidents involving guns every year nationwide.  That’s an average of 88 gun deaths per day.

We’d love to see Savannah physicians become more active in counseling patients and the public about firearm safety and working to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, in the same way that they work to reduce injuries and deaths from poisonings, smoking, motor vehicle traffic accidents, incorrectly installed car seats etc.

For example, how many pediatricians regularly tell parents that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest home for children is one without guns?

Health experts – we would love to talk to you about Savannah’s gun violence epidemic and to get your input about what we as parents can do to prevent these shootings from becoming the new normal. Please contact us at anne@southernmamas.com

Funeral donations
Donations are being accepted for the funeral expenses for Kiaja Smalls, 2, who was shot and killed Tuesday night inside a Savannah apartment. The family says donations will be accepted at any local Wells Fargo Bank. A gofundme page has also been set up for the family: http://www.gofundme.com/hid3wk

Discover Hope for Autism with Tyneise Seaborough, Savannah Autism Specialist & Author

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

autism resources support Tyneise Seaborough Savannah Hope for Autism book Tyneise Seaborough, Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, releases new e-book, “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, as an answer to the many questions posed daily by parents desperately seeking ways to simplify the lives and daily tasks of their children living with autism.

This book addresses topics such as making eye contact, sleeping, trying new foods, homework, play skills, tantrums, communication, waiting, toileting, and transitions.

Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges, allows the reader to:
*Discover the appropriate way to develop social stories, a visual guide that presents information in a story format to help children with ASD learn daily routines, expectations, procedures, and behavioral standards.
*Gain access to the M-CHAT-R (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a scientifically validated screening tool used to assess the risk of ASD in children 16 to 30 months of age.
*Obtain insight from a host of specialists in designated fields such as feeding, vision, dental, clinical psychology, applied behavior, and speech therapy, just to name a few.
*Get connected to social networks, support groups, and local/online resources.
*Be empowered from practical solutions and the insightful interviews from a variety of specialists.

Download your copy today on Amazon for only $3.99.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to request Tyneise to speak at your next event, please contact TYNEISE SEABOROUGH at (912)401-4105 or Seaborough.events@live.com.

Connect with Tyneise  on Facebook here. 

Subscribe to the Hope for Autism webpage today at www.hopeforautism.info

Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tyneise Seaborough, author of new e-book,  “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, www.hopeforautism.info, (912)401-4105, email Seaborough.events@live.com On Facebook here.  Tyneise Seaborough is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Uncle Maddio’s will donate 10% of daily sales Thurs. Nov. 6 to a Savannah toddler with disabilities

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Uncle Maddio's Fund Raiser Join Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah on Thursday November 6th, 2014 to help a 2-year-old Savannah girl.

Maddio’s is hosting an all-day fundraiser to help the Duke family with their medical bills for their daughter Emma. Emma is a toddler (2 years old) who suffers from an immune deficiency, extensive nerve damage and a severe spine abnormality.

Having already gone under countless costly procedures, Maddio’s staff hope to lessen the financial burden on the family by hosting a fundraiser in her honor.

Let the cashier or pizza maker know that you are here to support the Duke family, then Maddio’s will donate 10% of the sales from your lunch or dinner back to the family.

Maddio’s will also be selling raffle tickets for $3 which will give customers the opportunity to win 1 or 3 $30 gift cards.

Trivia will also happen at its regularly scheduled time (7pm).

Maddio’s is centrally-located at Abercorn St. & Mall Blvd. next to the new Jared.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 emailabercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

You’re invited: 17th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball, Nov. 15, Savannah

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

SMA Angels Charity Ball Savannah 2014The SMA Angels Charity Inc., a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), is pleased to present the 17th Annual SMA Angels “High Hopes” Charity Ball on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6 PM in Savannah.

Individual tickets are $80. Various sponsorship levels are available. All proceeds benefit the fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy and help support local families.

The 17th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball will take place at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd., where guests will enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions band, dinner music provided by Roger Widener and a silent and live auction with auctioneer Matt Mattingly.

The SMA Angels Charity was founded in 1999 by the friends and family of Cassie and Skylar Swanson, twin sisters who were diagnosed with the most severe form of SMA five months after birth in 1997, to help raise community awareness and money for research devoted to finding a cure or treatment for SMA.

Read about the amazing Richmond Hill family with twin daughters born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by clicking here.

A devastating neuromuscular disease, SMA is the number one genetic killer of children under two. At present, there is no cure or treatment.

“Parents of children diagnosed with SMA are often told that their child will never sit, walk or stand and most likely die before the age of two,” said Becky West, a 16-year member of the SMA fundraising committee. “Families with SMA children will never have the opportunity to experience a normal child’s upbringing. SMA Angels Charity has worked tirelessly over the past 17 years to improve quality of care for these children and help them participate in many of life’s exciting experiences. They feel all children deserve quality care and quality of life.”

For more information about SMA Angels Charity and to order tickets, please visit www.smaangels.org, call (912) 727-4SMA or email smacharity@aol.com.

ABOUT SMA ANGELS CHARITY INC.
SMA Angels Charity is a 100% volunteer, non-profit charity that was inspired by two amazing little girls, Cassie and Skylar Swanson. They were born March 7, 1997 and, at five months, were diagnosed with the deadly disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). These beautiful identical twins inspired not only their family, but a community of friends. Determined that no parent should ever again hear, “Your child, will never sit, stand or walk and they will die before the age of two,” this charity began its fight against SMA. The organization helps provide support for the crucial research to find a cure or treatment for SMA; sponsors investigation into the best quality of care for children with SMA; provides medical equipment and supplies to families of children with SMA; and continues to work to spread awareness and education about this deadly disease. For more information, please visit www.smaangels.org, call (912) 727-4762 or email smacharity@aol.com.

Make an impact & read with Pulaski Elementary School students, Savannah, Oct. 28

Monday, October 20th, 2014

volunteers needed to help Savannah public schools Here’s a chance to give back to the families of our troops who serve us so well and make an impact on Savannah schools.

Join Michelle Nunn in a service project reading with children from Pulaski Elementary School. 45% of the children that attend Pulaski are children of active duty military members and civilians working on the base.

Date: Tuesday, October 28th
Time: 1-3:00 PM
Location:
Pulaski Elementary School
1001 Tibet Ave
Savannah GA
31419

Please make sure that if you plan to attend to RSVP by clicking here.

Pee Wee Rodeo benefit for Urban Hope, Savannah, Nov. 22

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Pee Wee Rodeo Savannah 2014Urban Hope’s 1st Annual Pee Wee Rodeo presented by Moves with a Purpose

Join Urban Hope for a fun filled day of all things cowboy and cowgirl. The Pee Wee Rodeo will introduce children to the fun and unique lifestyle of the rodeo. Children will be able to participate in rodeo events using a stick horse. There will also be pony rides, arts and crafts from Scribble Art Studio, farm animals and cowboy/cowgirl demonstrations.

Children younger than 2 can take part in a special “kiddie corral”. Food and beverages available for purchase from Molly MacPherson’s, Thomas “The hot dog man”, Leopold’s Ice Cream and Kona Ice.

All proceeds from the event will be benefit Urban Hope, a local non profit dedicated to giving children a free, safe, educational and loving environment after school and during the summer.

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail
Cost: Adults $15, Children $10, 2 and Under are Free

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit urbanhopesavannah.org.

Kids Kickin’ for Cancer 2014, Oct. 23, Savannah

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Kids Kickin' For Cancer 2014

Savannah United presents Kids Kickin’ For Cancer, Thursday, October 23 2014 from 6-8pm at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex, 7221 Sallie Mood Dr Savannah, 31406

Everyone is invited to attend the family-friendly event to help us raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer. There will be a silent auction, raffles, games, soccer, food and more.

Spread the word and bring your friends.

Learn more here. 

You’re invited: Family-Friendly Concert Fundraiser with Savannah kids’ band Made to Love, Oct. 3, Savannah

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Made to Love Savannah kids' band Come see this Savannah kids’ band – Made to Love – open for Savannah Christian Church lateChurch Band aka The Modern End & support a great cause.

6:45 PM this Friday Oct. 3 @ The Porch @ 17 E. 31St St., Savannah. Learn more here. 

The live concert is a benefit to help send the McHargue of family of Savannah (Dove, Amber & their identical red-headed triplets Lex, Brody & Collin) to serve with PROeM Ministries in Poland for the month of December. They will be helping to bring Savannah Christian’s The Journey to Poland.

Made to love logoDoors for the benefit open at 6:45pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door(credit cards accepted) and everyone who donates will get a thank you gift.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

There will also be a silent auction featuring an afternoon Sailing Adventure, Surfing Lessons & goodies from Jumping Jacks.

Learn more about the McHargues’ upcoming mission trip here.

Learn more about Savannah Christian Church’s ministries in Savannah and around the world at www.sccgo.com and by liking the Savannah Christian Church Global Outreach page on Facebook.

“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” movie & Pee-wee Herman look-alike contest to benefit ailing Savannah musician & new dad, Lucas Theatre, Sept. 27

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure screening in Savannah to benefit Savannah father, musicianThe Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah proudly presents famed director Tim Burton’s feature film debut: the beloved, family-friendly comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, starring Paul Reubens as the iconic, perpetually childlike Pee-wee Herman. Rated PG. 92 minutes.

7 PM Sat. Sept. 27 2014
Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah 31401

Special Benefit for Ailing Local Musician Keith Kozel

This special screening is a benefit for area musician, songwriter, new father, and longtime Vinnie Van Go-Go’s employee Keith Kozel (frontman for Savannah rock bands Superhorse and GAM), who, despite an extremely healthy lifestyle was diagnosed five years ago with Type 2 MPGN, a degenerative kidney disease.

After a debilitating stroke and over 20 visits to both the Mayo Clinic and Emory Hospital, both of his kidneys are now in the final stages of failure. Keith has been forced to leave his job and now requires dialysis to survive.

He is in desperate need of a kidney transplant, but insurance will only cover a tiny fraction of the approximately $350,000 required for such a procedure.

This screening is the first in a series of public fundraisers for Keith. 100% of all proceeds from both voluntary donations at the door –you may give whatever you can– and raffle tickets (for valuable items to be given away before the show) will go straight to his ongoing medical expenses.

Keith is the husband of Carrie Christian, owner of Scribble Art Studio in Savannah/Pooler. They have a 1-year-old daughter, Zelia.

Admission is free, with a suggested voluntary donation of at least $5 for kids and $10 for adults — 100% of which goes directly to Keith’s medical fund.

Pee-wee Herman Look-alike Contest

There will also be a Pee-wee Herman Look-alike Contest with a team of judges awarding prizes to three winners (adult male, adult female, and child under 12) with the best Pee-wee costume.

Please make plans to attend this fun night of charity and laughter, and bring some friends. Help pack the Lucas for Keith — a local original!

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

An unexpected box-office smash when first released, this hilarious and head-scratchingly surreal motion picture has –in the intervening years– become a bona fide cult classic. Unfortunately, many people have never had the opportunity to see it as it was intended: on the big screen.

Co-written by Reubens and the late, great Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman, and boasting a score by the Oscar-nominated Danny Elfman, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure follows snarky, idiosyncratic man-child Pee-wee Herman on an epic, cross-country quest to find and rescue his most prized possession: his custom-made, fire engine-red bicycle. Along the way, he encounters an endless parade of oddball characters, visits the Alamo, and learns an awful lot about life, friendship, and love.

Please make plans to attend this fun night of charity and laughter, and bring some friends. Help pack the Lucas for Keith — a local original!

Don’t miss Happy Half Hour before every Lucas movie. From 6-6:30 enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials.