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Blessing of the Fleet, Junk2Funk & Etched in Stone

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

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Quote of the day

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.

-Barbara Kingsolver

Blessing of the Fleet


This year has seen an opportunity to return to many significant celebrations and events in the Coastal Empire. This weekend is the 54th Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, the event that organizers believe is a vital element of the Darien community.

Next week marks the Blessing of the Fleet in Darien – the area where shrimping vessels will be passing right under the bridge and will be blessed for the coming season of shrimping. The Blessing of the Fleet is three days of celebration in Darien which includes the parade, vendors, live music, and 5K. The organizers say it’s a significant payback to the area’s shrimpers. “We do consider the shrimpers the heart of McIntosh County… so we’re glad to celebrate them and honor them in this beloved tradition,” said Alexandra Smetana, with the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce. A tradition meant to start the shrimp season with a bang.

“They will approach the bridge here, and clergy and priests from the area will gather together to bless them and ask for God’s provision and protection for them as they embark on this year’s shrimping season.” This festival could attract 15,000 to 20,000 attendees this is great news for local businesses. “We’re anticipating the weekend. We’re currently in the middle of it and anticipate a full week,” said Jeff Luke of The Spartina Grill. Luke says that the festival next week will boost the local economy. He anticipates that the chairs will be full and plans to provide up to 1,000 people. “It means that there will be more revenue for the city and county. However, it could also mean that we will see new visitors to our region with their money, and possibly move to our area in the future,” said Luke.

Darien is a great place to be. Darien community is thrilled to have the return of the event.

“Coming out of the pandemic, we are walking into the full-fledged, no stops, nothing being withheld, welcoming everyone.”

Around Town


WWSCCPSS to Enhance Education Equity Efforts With Support of Georgia Power
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools is proud to announce that it isone of four districts across the state to benefit from a new education equity initiative, Read more.
WWSCCPSS to Enhance Education Equity Efforts With Support of Georgia Power
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools is proud to announce that it isone of four districts across the state to benefit from a new education equity initiative, Read more.
Chatham County senior basketball showcase success
Talent put on display at Savannah High School Wednesday Read more.
Chatham County senior basketball showcase success
Talent put on display at Savannah High School Wednesday Read more.
‘At the top of their game’: Elite artists line up for Savannah Music Festival, led by new director
Gene Dobbs Bradford, the performing arts organization’s first Black leader, plans to expand the festival’s reach throughout Savannah. Read more.
‘At the top of their game’: Elite artists line up for Savannah Music Festival, led by new director
Gene Dobbs Bradford, the performing arts organization’s first Black leader, plans to expand the festival’s reach throughout Savannah. Read more.
River group launches new mobile app, ‘Georgia River Guide’
ATA group that works to protect Georgia’s waterways has released a free Georgia River Guide mobile app. The Georgia River Network says its Georgia River Guide app… Read more.
River group launches new mobile app, ‘Georgia River Guide’
ATA group that works to protect Georgia’s waterways has released a free Georgia River Guide mobile app. The Georgia River Network says its Georgia River Guide app… Read more.
Community organizations discuss solutions to tackle crime in Savannah
Community organizations are coming together to take a stand against crime in Savannah. While the Savannah Police Department reports an 8% decrease in violent crime in… Read more.
Community organizations discuss solutions to tackle crime in Savannah
Community organizations are coming together to take a stand against crime in Savannah. While the Savannah Police Department reports an 8% decrease in violent crime in… Read more.
Junk 2 Funk returns after two year hiatus with vivid outfits by Savannah Arts designers
This year’s theme is Off the Canvas with students being inspired by famous works of art such as Claude Monet’s Poppy Fields. Read more.
Junk 2 Funk returns after two year hiatus with vivid outfits by Savannah Arts designers
This year’s theme is Off the Canvas with students being inspired by famous works of art such as Claude Monet’s Poppy Fields. Read more.

What’s happening


Today

SOUL IN SAVANNAH
Mr. Lenny Williams creator of the Love song “Because I Love You,” along with THE SUGAA SHACK MAN and Hosted by Comedienne Barbara Carlyle Read more.
SOUL IN SAVANNAH
Mr. Lenny Williams creator of the Love song “Because I Love You,” along with THE SUGAA SHACK MAN and Hosted by Comedienne Barbara Carlyle Read more.
Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands 2-Day Event/ Friday Tickets
Coach’s Corner presents Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands! Coming to the Soundgarden this Spring! Get your tickets now!Legends of Rock is a unique event where… Read more.
Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands 2-Day Event/ Friday Tickets
Coach’s Corner presents Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands! Coming to the Soundgarden this Spring! Get your tickets now!Legends of Rock is a unique event where… Read more.
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP Read more.
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP Read more.
IPC – St. Patrick’s Day – Cultural Exchange
Are you a SCAD international student? Please join us for a traditional “St. Patrick’s Day” meal and to learn more about American Culture. Read more.
IPC – St. Patrick’s Day – Cultural Exchange
Are you a SCAD international student? Please join us for a traditional “St. Patrick’s Day” meal and to learn more about American Culture. Read more.
Mystik Models Savannah
Mystik Models Savannah . Event starts on Friday, 25 March 2022 and happening at Girl Scout First Headquarters, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Mystik Models Savannah
Mystik Models Savannah . Event starts on Friday, 25 March 2022 and happening at Girl Scout First Headquarters, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Big Boogie at Elan (Fri. Mar 25th)
Tickets will ALWAYS be available at the door! Read more.
Big Boogie at Elan (Fri. Mar 25th)
Tickets will ALWAYS be available at the door! Read more.
Show: Palmetto Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival displaying over 150 quilts. Entries to be judged. We have over 14 vendors and demos along with Boutique items, Vintage Market, Raffle Quilt, Basket Raffle & Silent Auction.… Read more.
Show: Palmetto Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival displaying over 150 quilts. Entries to be judged. We have over 14 vendors and demos along with Boutique items, Vintage Market, Raffle Quilt, Basket Raffle & Silent Auction.… Read more.

Saturday

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers | Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training and his work ethic. He has returned to traditional American… Read more.
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers | Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training and his work ethic. He has returned to traditional American… Read more.
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP
The Savannah Boat Show, now in its 20th year, is located on Hutchinson Island, Georgia, overlooking the Savannah River and on the South Carolina border. Saturday & Sunday Read more.
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP
The Savannah Boat Show, now in its 20th year, is located on Hutchinson Island, Georgia, overlooking the Savannah River and on the South Carolina border. Saturday & Sunday Read more.
Mermaid Fantasy by Phil Musen: March 3rd – 26th, 2022
Mermaid Fantasy by Phil Musen: March 3rd – 26th, 2022 Hosted By Sulfur Studios. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA. Register or… Read more.
Mermaid Fantasy by Phil Musen: March 3rd – 26th, 2022
Mermaid Fantasy by Phil Musen: March 3rd – 26th, 2022 Hosted By Sulfur Studios. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA. Register or… Read more.
Spring De Soto Street Market
Spring De Soto Street Market Hosted By Two Tides Brewing Company. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Two Tides Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Spring De Soto Street Market
Spring De Soto Street Market Hosted By Two Tides Brewing Company. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Two Tides Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
ETCHED IN STONE MUSIC EVENT
ETCHED IN STONE MUSIC EVENT Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
ETCHED IN STONE MUSIC EVENT
ETCHED IN STONE MUSIC EVENT Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Eric Culberson – Congress Street Social Club
A veteran of the Savannah music scene, Culberson spent years cultivating his skills as an artist as well as local and regional relationships. He’s well-known for his amazing guitar skills, soulful voice, and friendly demeanor. Read more.
Eric Culberson – Congress Street Social Club
A veteran of the Savannah music scene, Culberson spent years cultivating his skills as an artist as well as local and regional relationships. He’s well-known for his amazing guitar skills, soulful voice, and friendly demeanor. Read more.
Saturday Night Live! 3/26/22 @ Island Breeze Savannah
Saturday Night Live! 3/26/22 @ Island Breeze Savannah Hosted By Savannah Events brought to you by LsssUp Ent. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Island Breeze,… Read more.
Saturday Night Live! 3/26/22 @ Island Breeze Savannah
Saturday Night Live! 3/26/22 @ Island Breeze Savannah Hosted By Savannah Events brought to you by LsssUp Ent. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Island Breeze,… Read more.
CherryBomb performs @Legends of Rock at Coachs Corner in Savannah Georgia
CherryBomb performs @Legends of Rock at Coachs Corner in Savannah Georgia Hosted By CherryBomb. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Coachs Corner, Savannah, GA. Register or… Read more.
CherryBomb performs @Legends of Rock at Coachs Corner in Savannah Georgia
CherryBomb performs @Legends of Rock at Coachs Corner in Savannah Georgia Hosted By CherryBomb. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Coachs Corner, Savannah, GA. Register or… Read more.
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit Hosted By LUMEN. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit Hosted By LUMEN. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner Hosted By Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Georgia,… Read more.
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner Hosted By Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Georgia,… Read more.
One Night Only: Culture & Comedy
Join us for another ONE NIGHT ONLY comedy event with the GAFollowers showcase!!Culture & ComedySat, March 26th, 2022DOORS 730pm |Masks enc| 18+———Presented by GAFollowers!———- “One Night Only” is a recurring… Read more.
One Night Only: Culture & Comedy
Join us for another ONE NIGHT ONLY comedy event with the GAFollowers showcase!!Culture & ComedySat, March 26th, 2022DOORS 730pm |Masks enc| 18+———Presented by GAFollowers!———- “One Night Only” is a recurring… Read more.
2022 Howard Cohen Classic Weightlifting Championships
DATE: March 26, 2022 PLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center TIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours prior to session start time. SessiPLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting CenterTIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours… Read more.
2022 Howard Cohen Classic Weightlifting Championships
DATE: March 26, 2022 PLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center TIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours prior to session start time. SessiPLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting CenterTIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours… Read more.

Sunday

Weekly Wine Tasting at The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market
Weekly wine tasting with a beverage professtional at The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market. Read more.
Weekly Wine Tasting at The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market
Weekly wine tasting with a beverage professtional at The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market. Read more.
Tybee Island Kaye’s Paradise Kirtan Party
Tybee Island Kaye’s Paradise Kirtan Party Hosted By FlaviaKrsna&Gershone. Event starts on Sunday, 27 March 2022 and happening at Tybee Island, Georgia, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Tybee Island Kaye’s Paradise Kirtan Party
Tybee Island Kaye’s Paradise Kirtan Party Hosted By FlaviaKrsna&Gershone. Event starts on Sunday, 27 March 2022 and happening at Tybee Island, Georgia, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Trivia in the Beer Garden
Trivia in the Beer Garden Hosted By Moon River Brewing Company. Event starts on Sunday, 7 August 2022 and happening at Moon River Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Trivia in the Beer Garden
Trivia in the Beer Garden Hosted By Moon River Brewing Company. Event starts on Sunday, 7 August 2022 and happening at Moon River Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, Randy Napoleon
Presenting jazz guitarist, Randy Napoleon, back at the DeSoto.This concert is free for members (but must make an RSVP), $30 for guests.Cocktails at 4:20, Doors open at 4:40DUE TO LIMITED… Read more.
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, Randy Napoleon
Presenting jazz guitarist, Randy Napoleon, back at the DeSoto.This concert is free for members (but must make an RSVP), $30 for guests.Cocktails at 4:20, Doors open at 4:40DUE TO LIMITED… Read more.
Remembering Ray Brown: Christian McBride, Benny Green and Jeff Hamilton / Sean Jones Quartet – Savannah Music Festival
Christian McBride is a six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist/composer, the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, and artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival. Since the early 1990’s Christian McBride… Read more.
Remembering Ray Brown: Christian McBride, Benny Green and Jeff Hamilton / Sean Jones Quartet – Savannah Music Festival
Christian McBride is a six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist/composer, the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, and artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival. Since the early 1990’s Christian McBride… Read more.
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! w/ Chef AJ + Plant Based INFLUENCERS
Eventbrite – aPlantBasedDiet.org 501(c)(3) non-profit presents Savannah Veg Fest 2022! w/ Chef AJ + Plant Based INFLUENCERS – Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Forsyth Park Band Shell, Savannah, GA. Find… Read more.
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! w/ Chef AJ + Plant Based INFLUENCERS
Eventbrite – aPlantBasedDiet.org 501(c)(3) non-profit presents Savannah Veg Fest 2022! w/ Chef AJ + Plant Based INFLUENCERS – Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Forsyth Park Band Shell, Savannah, GA. Find… Read more.

Monday

(it)s B.I.G. Spring Break Improv Camp
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
(it)s B.I.G. Spring Break Improv Camp
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.

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After a two-year hiatus, Junk 2 Funk is back! “Every senior dreams of showing their designs and collections as well as modeling during Junk 2 Funk. It is sort of like a part of our graduation ritual and process. I am incredibly excited to be able to walk on this year’s runway.”


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