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Savannah Bananas game to benefit Friends of Oatland Island

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

FOO night Oatland Island Savannah Bananas

Are you ready to GO BANANAS??🍌🍌🍌

Now’s your chance to get tickets to The Savannah Bananas game AND support Friends of Oatland FOO, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the staff and animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

FOO Night at Grayson Stadium in Savannah is Tues. July 28 2020 and tickets are on sale NOW.

Let’s fill the stadium with FOO Fans and animal lovers – get your tickets 🎟before they sell out.

Attendance for all Bananas games are limited to half capacity for the season so this might be your best (or only!) chance to get tickets.

GO BANANAS WITH FOO. Order tickets online here. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a advertiser 

Savannah Bananas game to benefit Friends of Oatland Island

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Oatland Island FOO Bananas Savannah

Are you ready to GO BANANAS?? 🍌🍌🍌

Now’s your chance to get tickets to The Savannah Bananas game AND support Friends of Oatland FOO, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the staff and animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

FOO Night at Grayson Stadium in Savannah is Sat. Aug. 15 2020 and tickets are on sale NOW.

Let’s fill the stadium with FOO Fans and animal lovers – get your tickets 🎟 before they sell out.

Attendance for all Bananas games are limited to half capacity for the season so this might be your best (or only!) chance to get tickets.

GO BANANAS WITH FOO. Order tickets online here. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a advertiser 

How to help a Richmond Hill family whose toddler drowned in pool

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Kaytee Robertson Richmond Hill drowning toddler

Maximus “Max” Robertson of Richmond Hill died this Easter weekend 2020 in an accidental drowning in a relative’s covered pool.

He was two weeks away from turning 2 years old.

This week’s column in Savannah Morning News on Sat. May 16 is about what happened and what his mother, Kaytee Robertson, wants people with home pools to do to prevent drownings. Read it here.

This grieving family has received a lot of community support including from Kaytee’s fellow members of First Baptist Church Richmond Hill MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a group Robertson joined three years ago. FBCRH MOPS set up a public online fundraiser for the Robertsons. Donations can be made online here.

Savannah Rotary Read-In 2020

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Savannah Rotary Read-In 2020

The Rotary Club of Savannah needs volunteers to serve as community readers for the third annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wed. March 25 9-10:30AM to about 640 Savannah-Chatham public school classes. The event aims to improve literacy by encouraging the desire to read more.

Readers bring a new hardcover book and read it to their assigned class and interact with their students for about one hour. At the completion of your assigned time, you donate your book to the class library. You don’t have to be a rotary member to participate.

Learn more here.

A retired trucking company owner, Frank Moore Jr. of Savannah co-chairs this year’s read-in along with Nina Gompels .

“Savannah Rotary Read-In (SRRI) has been so successful in our community over the last two years due to the over 600 volunteers that invest just a few hours of their time reading to our youngest, most vulnerable students,’’ Moore said.

“By investing only a few hours, a volunteer will be part of the solution to turn the tide on our nationwide problem of declining literacy,” Moore said.

Moore believes improving literacy is an absolute necessity for our students and a cornerstone for their successful education.

“It is a responsibility for all members of our community to promote literacy,’’ Moore said.

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s School Kindness Project

Monday, November 11th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah kindness project

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah invites the public to view and participate in a kindness project that is currently on display at the Islands Library, 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah.

The collaborative project encourages individuals to pick a “kindness flower” and act on the words written on the leaf. The kindness project began as part of a summer camp at St. Andrew’s taught by parent Lea Lynch and artist Tiffany O’Brien.

“Tiffany created a beautiful display to serve as the backdrop for the project and students created tissue paper flowers with specific acts of kindness written on each stem,” said Lea Lynch. “The project really took off and the St. Andrew’s Lower School wanted to keep the kindness flowers blooming year-round.”

The school’s youngest students create the flowers from colorful tissue paper and the acts of kindness are the last component added before the flowers goes on the display board. Kindness acts range from sharing a smile with someone to taking the time to write and send a thank you note.

“Our students are busy making more flowers to keep up with the demand of people picking the flowers,” said Anne Weisel, Head of the Lower School.

The kindness project board will be at the Islands Library through the month of November. The exhibit travels to the Frank G. Murray Community Center for the month of January.

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Program. The school inspires students age three through grade 12.

For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, , email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.

FREE Teen Dating Violence Awareness Concert, Savannah

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

You’re invited to bring your teens or tweens to this FREE Teen Dating Violence Awareness Concert in Savannah’s Forsyth Park, on Sat. Nov. 16 2019, 1-4PM.

Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment in the park & special performances by Flau’jae, Royalty Skooboi, DAGirlz, Sharese Janay, Skitzo, Akildabeat, Masaya, AnotherWorld Ent Artist and much more.

This event is free and open to the public.

Horizons Savannah Hosts its 7th Annual Grab a Bag for Kids Luncheon & Purse Auction

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Horizons Savannah Grab Bag for Kids 2019

Horizons Savannah’s seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11AM Fri. Oct. 25 2019, at The Plantation Club at The Landings.

The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers, and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. Pop-up shops from vendors Kendra Scott, J. Parker Ltd. and Charleston Shoe Company will also be at the event, with a portion of all sales donated back to Horizons.

The silent auction will begin at 11AM with lunch and a live auction to follow at noon. Guest speaker Lorna Smith, Horizons National CEO, will share more about Horizons’ national effort to close the opportunity gap for low-income students. Tickets are $40 apiece or $350 to reserve a table of ten.

“This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for guests and supporters to shop for unique items, enjoy the good company of friends and learn more about our work—all while giving back in a big way,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah executive director, “This is a great way to get together with friends over lunch and be a part of something positive in our community.”

Grab a Bag for Kids offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The levels include $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,000. Horizons is still accepting donations of new and lightly used designer handbags, as well as gift cards or other experiences for the silent auction.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, or to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit or call 912-961-8854.


Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 250 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer.

By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or .

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Pee Wee Rodeo

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Pee Wee Rodeo 2015 Savannah Urban Hope

Save the date for the 6th Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 16, 2019 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10AM-1PM
Purchase tickets at

Grab your cowboy hat, boots, spurs and chaps and come for a fun filled day of cowboy/cowgirl activities.

Your child will enjoy the chance to participate in stick horse rodeo events!

There will be other fun activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, and farm animal petting zoo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Hope, a free after school program for inner city and at risk children.

Rally for Reid: Help a Guyton 6-year-old fighting cancer

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Rally for Reid Crosby brain tumor Guyton

You are invited to help a Guyton kindergartner at Sand Hill Elementary who is fighting brain cancer.

Reid Crosby, 6,  has diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive, inoperable tumor at the base of the brain.

Read about Reid’s story here. 

Sand Hill Elementary  will host a 5K, kids run and carnival May 4 2019 to help raise money. Rally for Reid is open to the public. Proceeds go to Reid Crosby’s medical fund.

What: Rally for Reid 5K, kids run, carnival

When: May 4 2019

Where: Sand Hill Elementary, 199 Stagecoach Ave., Guyton

Cost: $5 kids run, $15 5K

Registration:, ends May 2 2019

Disc dog show, inflatables, face painting, lunch, petting zoo, tractor ride, games. Proceeds go to Reid Crosby’s medical fund.

Volunteer to read at Savannah Rotary Read-In 2019

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Savannah Rotary Read-In 2019 literacy schools

The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wed. March 13 2019. 9-10:30AM.

The goal of the event is to promote literacy by encouraging the desire to read more.

A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school.

Read about the Read-In co-chair & Savannah public school advocate Frank Moore, Jr. in our Savannah Morning News column here.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools.

You don’t have to be a rotary member to participate.

Register online to volunteer here.  

Free Savannah Sailing Regatta 2019 for Children with Autism

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Free sailing regatta for children with autism 2019

Families with children who have autism or special needs are invited to participate in Savannah’s 8th Annual Free Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism. 

Hosted by Savannah Sailing Center and RHHS Sailing Team.

The event on Sat. April 13, 10AM-2PM @ Lake Mayer includes sailing, arts and crafts as well as lunch. This is a FREE event. However, families need to register to get the shirt and goody bags.

Find registration & waiver forms online here. 

Registration deadline to receive a T-shirt is March 25, 2019.

Self-serve dog wash fundraiser, Savannah

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Wash your dog @ Hipster Hound for a good cause.

For every self-serve dog wash purchased from noon-5:30PM Sun. Feb. 17 2019, Hipster Hound will donate $5 back to the PTA @ Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, a Savannah-Chatham public school.

Charles Ellis Self-Serve Dog Wash Fundraiser @ The Hipster Hound
Sun. Feb. 17, 2019, noon-5:30PM
1 Diamond Causeway; Suite 13 (Kroger shopping center)

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee Opening in Savannah

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Bitty Beau's Coffee Savannah Down Syndrome disabilities

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee opens in Savannah this Sat. Jan. 12.

This will be the third location for the North Carolina-based coffee shop that reinvented the coffee experience and won 2017 CNN Hero of the Year.

There will be a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony Sat. Jan. 12 2019 @ 10AM.

The shop is located at 319 W. Congress St. and will be open daily 8AM-6PM.

The shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and provides a one-of-a-kind experience that is changing the way people view those with disabilities.

Amy and Ben Wright founded Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in 2016, in honor of their two youngest children, Bitty & Beau, who have Down syndrome. With approximately 80% of people with IDD unemployed nationwide, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee creates a path for people with IDD to become more valued, accepted and included in every community.

Learn more here.

Savannah schools: Veritas Academy “Tour of Churches” fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Tour of Churches Veritas Academy Savannah schools

Here’s a chance to take an architectural tour of Savannah’s churches & support a good cause at the same time.

Veritas Academy in Savannah announces “Tour of Churches” fundraiser for Sat. Jan. 12 2019 with goal to raise funds for scholarships

This new fundraising event will begin at 3PM where guests will enjoy a walking tour of five historic, downtown churches: First Baptist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Independent Presbyterian Church.

Guests will be led inside each church by the following architects and architectural historians: Dr. David Gobel, Christian Sottile, Father Gavin Dunbar, Dr. Christopher Hendrix, and Dr. Robbin Williams. Following the tour there will be a hot chocolate bar and themed raffles to partake in.

Tickets are limited and may sell out. Ticket prices: $40 for the expert tour, hot chocolate bar, and a chance to purchase raffle tickets. Transportation is available for those unable to walk. Purchase tickets or learn more online here.

Tour of Churches 2019
3-5:30PM Sat. Jan. 12
A walking tour of five historic, downtown Savannah churches: First Baptist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, & Independent Presbyterian Church
Purchase tickets here.

“We are excited to offer this historically rich event to the Savannah community,” said Candace Brodmann, event chairperson. “We are hoping to raise funds to benefit Veritas Academy, which relies entirely on tuition revenue and private donations from family and friends, charitable foundations and business partners in order to operate the independent school for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students.”

For more info, to participate or lend support, please contact Brodmann at .


Veritas Academy is located at 25 W. Oglethorpe Lane in downtown Savannah. The school’s mission is to assist parents in the education of their children by cultivating truth, goodness, and beauty in students through a distinctly Christ-centered, classical, and covenantal education. The organization relies entirely on tuition revenue and private donations from family and friends of the school, charitable foundations, and business partners.

To learn more about Veritas Academy, email , call or visit the school at 25 W. Oglethorpe Lane, Savannah, GA 31401, or online here. 

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(Savannah private schools) Veritas Academy guest writer blog spotlights adoption

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Adoption Savannah Veritas Academy


Veritas Academy in Savannah has a new guest writer blog & you will appreciate the moving piece on it about adoption by pastor David Cleland of Savannah’s Hope Bible Church.

Pastor Cleland & his wife have adopted five children. FIVE. That is simply beyond impressive. Read it here.

More about Veritas Academy

Veritas Academy in Savannah offers a distinctive combination of substantive academics, genuine Christ-centered culture, and a format that tangibly engages the family.

Interested? Come find out how Veritas Academy’s classical, Christian, and covenantal education model is right for your children. During this open house you will get a chance to:
-Tour the campus
-Sit in and experience the classroom atmosphere
-Have a Q & A session with the Headmaster
-Receive curriculum & admissions information

Veritas Academy Open House 2018 PreK-2nd grade
Thurs. Nov. 15 2018, 9-11AM
25 W Oglethorpe Ln
Savannah, GA 31401-3971

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here.  On Instagram here.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email Veritas Academy is a advertiser

Savannah Urban Garden Alliance benefit to help grow Public School Garden Manager Program

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

SUGA Savannah school gardens

SUGA Savannah Urban Garden Alliance fundraiser to support the school garden manager program to help get kids in the gardens and help SUGA grow into another public school in 2019. Kid-friendly.

Learn more here.

Sat. Nov. 3, 6-9 PM
Two Tides Brewing Company
12 West 41st St.
Savannah GA 31401