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Eat Flexitarian Day, Home Repair Assistance Program & Kids Summer Camp

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Good Morning, Savannah.Happy Eat Flexitarian Day! I know…what is flexitarian, and why celebrate it? Glance below on what and why.

In Today’s Gumption Savannah:

  • Great Balls of Fire charity golf tournament
  • SCAD summer teens programs
  • Home Repair Assistance Program

Let’s get to it.

– Jay H Paszamant

Local Weather


Today – 🌥️ Mostly sunny | 93 🌡️ | 💨 Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tonight – 🌙 Clear | 78 🌡️ | 💨 Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.


Quote of the day

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. And if you don’t got it? Flaunt it.

-Mindy Kaling

Eat Flexitarian Day?


Eat Flexitarian Day encourages people to eat mostly plant-based foods while still enjoying meat and other animal products in moderation. This allows them to satisfy their savory cravings while still feeling like their best, balanced selves

The flexitarian diet is a well-balanced diet that helps you feel better, is affordable, and is easier to follow than vegetarian diets. It also helps the environment by reducing the amount of water, soil, and natural resources the meat industry uses to produce meat protein.

It’s more flexible than fully vegetarian or vegan diets.

If you’re looking to add more plant foods to your diet but don’t want to completely cut out meat, going flexitarian may be for you.

The diet is based on the following principles:

  • Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.
  • Focus on protein from plants instead of animals.
  • Be flexible and incorporate meat and animal products from time to time.
  • Eat the least processed, most natural forms of foods.
  • Limit added sugar and sweets.

I think I might try this diet, as I previously considered a vegetarian diet to help lower my cholesterol and blood pressure. But giving up my homemade smoked brisket? I don’t think so…

For more info, check out this link.

Around Town


Civic

Here’s a reminder of the city’s home Repair Assistance Program remains open to qualified Savannah homeowners. Homeowners who meet the criteria are eligible to apply for home repair grants or loans. Funds are used to buy the materials needed by volunteers. Some of the funds can be used to pay contractors who homeowners choose to do the work. Follow this link for more details.

Community

The Savannah Professional Firefighters Association is gearing up to host its 10th annual Great Balls of Fire charity golf tournament

  • The tournament will be held Monday, June 13 at Bacon Park Golf Course, located at 1 Shorty Cooper Drive.
  • Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee-off begins at 9:30 am.- Over 150 golfers and volunteers are expected to attend.

Transportation

Chatham Area Transit (CAT) is preparing for potential detours on Waters Route 27 and Route 28, following the start of construction on the Waters Phase III Streetscape Project on June 15, 2022, and up to 6 to 7 months of 2022.

Giving

  • Mary’s Place of the Coastal Empire (formerly the Rape Crisis Center) will hold its annual awards gala on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at historic Savannah Station. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, live music, a silent auction, and more. Read more.
  • A Star Wars fan built a nearly life-sized X-wing replica in his garage to teach his kids about science and technology. He’s now using this cosmic cosplay craft to try and raise money for Ukraine.

Summer Programs

Summer teen programs @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Summer teen nights include boxed dinner, and art supplies @ SCAD MOA

SCAD Museum of Art invites teens to special teen workshops this summer from 4-6 PM Thursdays in June and late July 2022.

Admission to the workshop is $10 each. All skill levels are welcome. Materials are supplied. Boxed dinner provided.

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu.

What’s happening


Today

La Bodega @ The Crazy Crab
Get concert info and buy tickets to La Bodega’s upcoming concert at The Crazy Crab in Hilton Head Island on Jun 13, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
La Bodega @ The Crazy Crab
Get concert info and buy tickets to La Bodega’s upcoming concert at The Crazy Crab in Hilton Head Island on Jun 13, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Kids Summer Camp – Tie-Dye Sky – (Single Day)
Kids Summer Camp – Tie-Dye Sky – (Single Day) is happening on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 09:00 AM EDT at Painting with a Twist – Savannah, GA with tickets… Read more.
Kids Summer Camp – Tie-Dye Sky – (Single Day)
Kids Summer Camp – Tie-Dye Sky – (Single Day) is happening on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 09:00 AM EDT at Painting with a Twist – Savannah, GA with tickets… Read more.

Tuesday

La Bodega @ The Dunes House
Get concert info and buy tickets to La Bodega’s upcoming concert at The Dunes House in Hilton Head Island on Jun 14, 2022 Read more.
La Bodega @ The Dunes House
Get concert info and buy tickets to La Bodega’s upcoming concert at The Dunes House in Hilton Head Island on Jun 14, 2022 Read more.
Savannah Wedding Vendors meet & greet at 700 Wilmington 
700 Wilmington hosts Savannah Wedding Vendors on June 14 Meet & Greet at 700 Wilmington You won’t believe your eyes!Tues. June 14 Your ticket buys you:Appetizers Drinks (alcohol & non)Raffle… Read more.
Savannah Wedding Vendors meet & greet at 700 Wilmington 
700 Wilmington hosts Savannah Wedding Vendors on June 14 Meet & Greet at 700 Wilmington You won’t believe your eyes!Tues. June 14 Your ticket buys you:Appetizers Drinks (alcohol & non)Raffle… Read more.

Wednesday

Ruthie Collins @ Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room
Get concert info and buy tickets to Ruthie Collins’s upcoming concert at Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room in Bluffton on Jun 15, 2022 Read more.
Ruthie Collins @ Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room
Get concert info and buy tickets to Ruthie Collins’s upcoming concert at Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room in Bluffton on Jun 15, 2022 Read more.

Thursday

The Nice Guys-HHI @ Big Bamboo Café
Get concert info and buy tickets to The Nice Guys-HHI’s upcoming concert at Big Bamboo Café in Hilton Head Island on Jun 16, 2022 Read more.
The Nice Guys-HHI @ Big Bamboo Café
Get concert info and buy tickets to The Nice Guys-HHI’s upcoming concert at Big Bamboo Café in Hilton Head Island on Jun 16, 2022 Read more.
Jordan Davis @ Enmarket Arena
Get concert info and buy tickets to Jordan Davis’s upcoming concert at Enmarket Arena in Savannah on Jun 16, 2022 Read more.
Jordan Davis @ Enmarket Arena
Get concert info and buy tickets to Jordan Davis’s upcoming concert at Enmarket Arena in Savannah on Jun 16, 2022 Read more.
Brooks & Dunn @ Enmarket Arena
Get concert info and buy tickets to Brooks & Dunn’s upcoming concert at Enmarket Arena in Savannah on Jun 16, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Brooks & Dunn @ Enmarket Arena
Get concert info and buy tickets to Brooks & Dunn’s upcoming concert at Enmarket Arena in Savannah on Jun 16, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.

#gumptionsavannah

Walled on three sides with concrete meant to lock in the scents from the garden, and a wrought iron gate facing north, the Fragrant garden project began in 1959.
Originally called the “Fragrant Garden for the Blind in Savannah”, the project was completed in 1963.
Inside the Fragrant Garden, have been placed plants and flowers selected specifically for their fragrance.
Designed to be enjoyed by scent alone, the markers for each specimen are presented in English and in braille.


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