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 | email@example.com | davenporthousemuseum.org
The Tybee Wine Festival in the fall! An appetizer to the Wine Festival’s signature event, The Grand Wine Tasting, will be staged at the Tybee Island Social Club, Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3-6 pm, complete with wine tastings from dozens of vineyards, appetizers provide by the Social Club, live music from The Accomplices and others, a silent auction and you’ll take home a souvenir Tybee Wine Festival wine glass! We’ll put tents in the parking lot and have wine and food tastings and music inside and outside! It’ll be exactly six months to the day before the Wine Festival’s Grand Wine Tasting in April. And, hey, the Dawgs have a bye week, so they expect you to make your way to the Social Club for your Saturday afternoon fun! You won’t want to miss this party! It’s a fundraiser for the Tybee Post Theater. Get your tickets at tybeeposttheater.org/events/ or buy at the door. $25
Location: Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Time: 3- 6 p.m.
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Wag-O-Ween 9th annual trick or treating with your dog in costume or not. Will start at 602 Abercorn. Maps will be sold on the day of event. Follow map to over 100 business in Historic District that will be handing out dog treats. Theres alot of returants on the map so you can take a break and get a drink or bite to eat.
This post was submitted by Sara Portman.
SKIDAWAY ISLAND FALL FESTIVAL
THE VILLAGE SQUARE AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND
Come one, come all! Skidaway Island Rotarians join with The Village Library and The Landing Art Association to bring you the Annual Fall Festival in The Village on Skidaway Island.
Special events during the festival include a Corvette Car show hosted by the Costal Corvette Association. This will be in the square across from the Village Library. The Library will host a books sale and face painting for children.
The Landings Art Association will also be presenting a large Art Show along the length of Skidaway Village Walk.
Publix Supermarket will partner with the Rotary Club of Skidaway Island to offer Hamburger, Hot Dog and Bratwurst food service for you to enjoy while attending the Fall Festival.
Event sponsors have funded live music, “The Rogues”, with lots of room to dance and Kids Zone entertainment (Bounce Palace/Slide and Kiddie Train).
Sponsors include Publix Supermarket, all five of the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Teams (Alastair W.R. Cairns; the Bouchillon, Ham & Dekle Group; The Coulter Grayson O’Neal Group; The Sipple-Buchman Team and Scott Howard), Southern Motors Honda , and Four Seasons Travel.
The Rotary Club will sponsor an enticing 50/50 raffle in conjunction with the Festival. Tickets will be available from Rotarians during the event. At the Spring Fling, the winner walked away with over $350 in cash. Other drawing prizes will be available.
This will be another great day in the Village. Please bring your friends and family. There will be fun for all ages.
For Further information, contact Doug Powelson at 912-598-1768, Skidaway Island Rotary Club (Web: www.skidwayrotary.org )
Location: Skidaway Village Square, Savannah, GA, 31498
Time: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014. Art Show from 10am to 5pm. Music Fest from 12pm to 8pm.
Georgia’s Isle of Hope Historic District: Isle of Hope Marina, Bluff Drive and Paxton Park.
Artists, vendors and non-profits will be presenting their varied artwork and merchandise in the Isle of Hope Historic District.
Music entertainment will take place at the Marina: Velvet Caravan, Madison Bend, Lauren Lapointe, Jimmy Wolling Band, Bottles ‘n Cans and Junkyard Angel
Kids Zone events in Paxton Park between 12:30pm and 3pm. Pumpkin patch at the Baptist Church.
Southern Comfort Food will be served by A Taste of Heaven at the Isle of Hope Marina. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches will be served at the Baptist Church. Joe Loves Lobster Rolls will be located at the Marina. King of Pops organic popsicles available at Paxton Park. Other food options include funnel cakes, kettle corn and boiled peanuts at the Marina. Beer and wine available at Isle of Hope Marina. There will also be a bake sale at the Wymberley gates benefiting the garden club.
Location: Isle of Hope Marina, Bluff Drive and Paxton Park
Time: 12 – 8 p.m.
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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 25: Party Like a Pirate Rum Tasting
Follow in Blackbeard’s footsteps and get your inner pirate on with a rum tasting and concert on historic River Street! Shellback Rum will fuel the party with a rum cocktails tasting and concert on the Arbor Stage. Do it up right aboard the Spanish Tall Ship El Galeón Andalucía with a VIP viewing of the concert, pirate grub and an open rum bar.
Location: 115 East River Street, Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, GA 31401
Time: 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Cost: $75 VIP; $40 General Admission
Contact: 912.234.0295 | riverstreetsavannah.com
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Artists Vendors: Painters, Photographers, Jewelry, Pottery, Crafters.
Food, Children’s activities, The Coastal Corvette Assoc. The Library Book Sale.
DON’T MISS IT!
Location: The Village on Skidaway Island
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This post was submitted by Margie Sone.
October 25 at 3pm: Digging Savannah Walking Tour of Downtown Savannah: Savannah is famous for its beautiful historic downtown, but the ground beneath your feet is just as historic. Learn about the unseen and forgotten archaeology sites. The tour starts at the flagpole at Battlefield Park (next the railroad museum). Free and open to the public.
RSVP link: http://diggingsavannah.wordpress.com/upcoming/
Location: Battlefield Park, corner of Louisville and MLK, Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
This post was submitted by Laura Seifert.
With its storied past and cobblestone streets, Savannah, unbeknownst to most, is the birth place of Grand Prix racing. Celebrating that heritage, the Savannah Speed Classic is a unique road race experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing.
HSR brings wheel to wheel racing back to its roots in Savannah. Featuring series races, enduros and even more excitement with hot lap rides, test drives, an off road experience, and pit access. The Savannah Speed Classic is a great destination for drivers, crew, family, friends and spectators alike.
Location: 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rooms with a View: Southern Style – Muffins and Mimosas
Saturday, October 25th, 10am / Jepson Center
Enjoy an intimate opportunity to mingle with each local designer as they share their inspirations and advice with guests. Ticket are 35$. To buy tickets please visit Telfair.org/rooms or call Marcya Burton at 912.790.8866.
Location: Jepson Center, 207 W York Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Time: 10 a.m.
Contact: Marcya Burton | 912.790.8866 | telfair.org
This post was submitted by Kayla Medina.