October 20th, 2014

River and Ports Oil Sketching

Ages: Adult
Mondays, September 15- October 20, 1-4 pm

Build mini oil painting kits from cigar boxes and use them to explore techniques of value and color blocking, to create fast plein air sketches. Set out to experience and document the beauty of Savannah, armed only with a cigar-box ‘easel’ containing everything you need from paints to brushes and canvas. This six-week class is perfect for new painters, as well as experienced artists interested in new working methods.

Location: Jepson Center for the Arts 207 West York Street, Savannah, GA
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: Members $175, Non-members $200
Contact:912.790.8800 | telfair.org

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22nd Annual Hilton Head Island Bridge Run

The 22nd Annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 8am. The 10K Road Race, 5K Fun Run & Health Walk will start and finish at Crossing’s Park and take participants over the scenic Broad Creek on the Cross Island Expressway. The 10K & 5K Road Races will feature all standard race divisions. All participants will receive a colorful Bridge Run Tech t-shirt. An award ceremony featuring refreshments, live music, and door prizes will be held following the race. Since 1992, the Hilton Head Bridge Run has hosted over 9,800 runners and walkers and has raised more than $36,000 for the area charities. The Lowcountry tradition continues in 2013 when more than 500 men, women, and children will challenge themselves and the elements during the 22nd Annual Hilton Head Island Bridge Run.

Location: Crossings Park, Hilton Head Island, SC
Time: 8am
Contact: bearfootsports.com

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October 21st, 2014

Jam Night with Eric Culberson

Rock ‘n’ roll on River Street.

Location: Bayou CAfe, 14 North Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA
Time: 9 p.m.
Contact: 912.233.6411

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October 22nd, 2014

U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

Free and open to the public. Tickets required. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open 45 minutes before performance for ticket holders. All remaining seats will be released for non-ticket holders 10 minutes before the performance.

Location: Armstrong State University Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, reserve tickets in advance
Contact: usafband.af.mil

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October 23rd, 2014

Buy Local Luncheon

The Pirate’s House
COST: $20 Members, $30 Non Members
October Speaker:
Jesse Bushkar of BFG Communications

‘Software Is Eating The World’ And You’ll Be Fine
( How to Cope with the Increased Pace of Technological Change )

Location:The Pirate’s House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Time:11:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 members | $30 Non Members
Contact: buylocalsavannah.com

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Video Game Development

Ages: 10-16yrs
Thursdays, October 23 – November 20
At the Jepson Center for the Arts
Members $100, Non-members $125

In this five-week class, students build their own video game. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants who want to join the fun! Explore, play, and create video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Prior programming experience is not required and all materials are provided.

Location: Jepson Center, 207 West York Street, Savannah, GA
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Cost: Members $100, Non-members $125
Contact: 912.790.8800 | telfair.org

This post was submitted by Kayla.

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October 24th, 2014

Dreadful Pestilence: Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

Davenport House Museum presents Dreadful Pestilence: YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820
- living history presentation
When: Friday and Saturday nights in October 2014
DATES: October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31
TWO PERFORMANCES: 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
Length of program: 60 minutes
Description: Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever’s outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor’s treatment of a fever victim. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed. As a culmination each visitor will participate in a “Lottery of Life and Death.”
Additionally: 2014 will be the last year this program will be presented to the general public.
Not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Location: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $15 in advance for adults | $10 in advance children (ages 8-17)
Contact: 912.236.8097 | info@davenporthousemuseum.org | davenporthousemuseum.org

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Rivers & Glen Trading Co. Announce Grand Opening October 24 in Savannah

Rivers & Glen Trading Co. announces the grand opening ceremony on Friday, October 24, of their second location at 24 Drayton St. in Savannah, Ga. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in front of the new store at 5:15 p.m. in true Rivers & Glen style with the ribbon being made out of fly fishing line. Hors d’oeuvres will follow, catered by The Olde Pink House.

Ben Austin, a representative of the Orvis Corporation, will host a fly fishing casting demonstration at noon in conjunction with the grand opening celebrations planned.

The owner of Rivers & Glen Trading Co., Walker Hopkins said, “I am extremely excited to expand our branch to Savannah. I love the coastal Georgia region, and the marshes and rivers around this area align perfectly with our brand.”

In August 2010, Hopkins bought Rivers & Glen Trading Co. from Vince and Gayle Ardrey. Before owning the Augusta store, Hopkins was an avid shopper at Rivers & Glen and worked there. Previously, Hopkins had worked as a real estate agent.

One of Hopkins goals for his leadership at Rivers & Glen was to revive the art of fly fishing in Georgia. Sportsmen can fly fish in the Savannah River, Saluda River and private ponds. The Rivers & Glen store in Savannah will be offering different fly fishing lessons, tying workshops and other educational opportunities on proper techniques.

“People tend to think the only thing you can do with a fly rod is go trout fishing. They don’t realize how many species can be caught by fly fishing, such as bream, crappie, bass, stripers, red fish and tarpon,” Hopkins said, “If you can fish somewhere with a spinning rod, you can use a fly rod and have twice as much fun, really feeling the satisfaction of artfully perfecting your cast.”

Hopkins grew up in Thomson, Ga. He was the oldest of his brothers and raised by his stay-at-home mom, Liz, and his stepfather, Bill, who was a cattle farmer. His father, Vic Grout, was a banker. Hopkins studied at University of Georgia and Augusta State University. In high school and college, Hopkins worked at his stepfather’s farm, feeding cattle and growing wheat and hay crops.

“Growing up in a small town and working on the farm, it became natural for me to be in the woods and outdoors all the time. It makes sense that I would wind up owning a store that offers outdoor clothing, fly fishing gear and sporting supplies to explore with,” Hopkins said.

Hopkins lives in Thomson, GA with his wife, Melissa Hodges Hopkins, daughter, Mary Lyles Hopkins and son Boone Hodges Grout Hopkins. When he isn’t managing his two stores, Hopkins enjoys golf, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities.

During the opening of his second location, Hopkins plans on giving away prizes such as a leather and canvas Filson Bag. For more information about the grand opening celebration and the Savannah branch of Rivers & Glen, call 912.349.2352 or visit riversandglen.com.

Rivers & Glen Trading Co. is a sporting retailer based in Augusta, which has now expanded into Savannah, Ga. The locally owned and operated stores carry popular brands of apparel, luggage, fly fishing and hunting equipment including Orvis, Patagonia, Filson, Barbour, Simms, Mountain Khaki and Fishpond. Striving to be the region’s fly fisherman’s dream store, Rivers & Glen stores carry every Orvis and Sage rod available on the market. Both locations are open Monday through Saturday. The Savannah store is located at 24 Drayton St. The original Rivers & Glen Trading Co. store is located in the middle level of Surrey Center in Augusta Ga.

Location: 24 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: 912.349.2352 | riversandglen.com

This post was submitted by Myandi Peterson.

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We are excited to welcome the National Air, Sea &Space Foundation and the Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía to historic River Street on Thursday, October 24, 2014. The Tall ship will be visiting Savannah for a 10 day stay during its five month tour of the east coast.

October 24:
Celebrate the Spanish heritage of the 16th Century Spanish Tall Ship El Galeón Andalucía at Tapas and Tango. Guests will enjoy Spanish tapas, beer, wine and entertainment featuring dance instruction and performance by Tango Champion Ricky Cody and music by American Tango Group.
Tapas & Tango

Location: 115 East River Street, Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, GA 31401
Time: 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Cost: $90 VIP; $55 General
Contact: 912.234.0295 | riverstreetsavannah.com

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Savannah Speed Classic Oct 24-26

With its storied past and cobblestone streets, Savannah, unbeknownst to most, is the birth place of Grand Prix racing. Celebrating that heritage, the Savannah Speed Classic is a unique road race experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing.

HSR brings wheel to wheel racing back to its roots in Savannah. Featuring series races, enduros and even more excitement with hot lap rides, test drives, an off road experience, and pit access. The Savannah Speed Classic is a great destination for drivers, crew, family, friends and spectators alike.

Location: 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $20
Contact: hhiconcours.com

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