Monthly Archives: February 2008

Savannah Theatre salutes best music of the Silver Screen

“Hooray For Hollywood” is now playing at The Historic Savannah Theatre through March 22nd, 2008.

HoorayforhollywoodSaluting 100 years of great movie music, the show pays tribute to the greatest movie moments of all time. Performances from stars like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Shirley Temple are recreated for your delight with original costumes and choreography.

This two hour production will include over 50 award winning film musical moments.

The Garden Club of Savannah invites you to take a garden tour of Savannah

On April 18th and 19th, 2008 the Garden Club of Savannah presents its annual North of Gaston Street Tour. This is a walking tour featuring eight walled gardens and the Massie School Garden, which has been restored and maintained by the Garden Club.

Unique private gardens are chosen each year to participate in the tour. There will be hostesses at each garden to greet and bring attention to special plants, historical facts and features of the garden with the fountains, iron gates, statuaries and other finds in the hidden gardens.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. From 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ticket holders can enjoy tea in the garden of the historic Harper Fowlkes House. Tickets are $30 per person; $25 per person with a group of 20 or more.

Paula Deen and Sons scheduled to appear in Atlanta

Deenbanner_gaPaula Deen and her sons, Jamie and Bobby, to appear at The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Atlanta May 3rd and 4th, 2008.

On Saturday, May 3rd Jamie and Bobby Deen will go on, followed by Paula Deen. Then on Sunday, May 4th Paula will be preceded by Jason Roberts. Both events go on from 3:00 – 5:00.

The event will feature exhibitions by more than 150 companies including Smithfield and Paula will have her new seasoning, sauces and marinades.

Click here to receive a 15% discount on tickets, but hurry because this offer expires February 24th, 2008.

Cookin’ At Sea with Paula Deen

PaulaEver wanted to take a cruise? How about a cruise with your favorite cooking personality, Paula Deen? You can do both when Celebrity Cruises Infinity takes you onboard for the 3rd annual cooking cruise with Paula Deen. This one is scheduled for August 29th – September 5th, 2008.

Space is limited for this 7-night Alaskan cruise with Paula and her family so make your plans now!

If planning a Family Reunion, Savannah specializes in Family Affairs

Here at Savannah Getaways, we really do understand why it is you come to our Historic City for your Destination Family Reunion. Assuming you are a little hazy as to why you are reading these comments, please review our What to do while Visiting Historic Savannah section again. Abercorn Townhomes, Suites, and Condominiums submits for your consideration the following concept. Where else are you likely to find a greater selection of lodging choices that will serve your accommodation needs within the historic district rather than right here?  Not only that but consider the fact that you will be able to accommodate every one of your family members in a cost effective accommodation in historic properties in our historic city or out on family friendly Tybee Island just minutes away from the district.

No doubt, our family reunion destination Savannah is chock full of easily walked scenic attractions and historic points of interest. In the heart of all of these attractions, our extensive roster of roomy multi-bedroom private homes beats being confined to your Savannah hotel room while placing a premium on having your own privacy whenever you desire it.  Families can hire their own chef or caterer to take advantage of fully equipped kitchens, outside courtyards, or banquet hall facilities to create one more long remembered family pig-out throw down.  And last but not least, here is a thrifty travel tip.  Schedule your family reunion in the low season rather than the high season for just a handful of nights.  Your per diem rate can be as low as $45 or even less per night per guest depending on number of guests, number of nights, and particular townhouse(s) in select locations within Savannah’s Historic District.

With roots post Civil War, African Kingdom springs up in Lowcountry SC

As visitors arrive at the gates of the Kingdom of Oyotunji, they are struck by a sign stating "You are now leaving the United States and entering this Kingdom."  This unusual “kingdom” in Beaufort County South Carolina just off Highway 17, is grateful for the vision of landowner Martin Delaney.  This Civil War era South Carolinian understood that if he were to return to his African roots, he should locate land in the lowcountry, purchase it and create an atmosphere similar to those found throughout the Caribbean West Indies and his Nigerian homeland. Fortunately for Delaney, post Civil War land ownership was encouraged for newly freed blacks (freedmen). Gen. Sherman’s controversial decision to set aside a portion of the low country rice coast south of Charleston for the exclusive settlement of blacks did not set well with the white landowners of that era and was a remarkable leap of newly minted freedmen.

Fast forward to the 21st century, and this modern day evolved Yoruba Village is still humming along.  Just a day trip away from the Historic City’s of Charleston, S.C., to the north and Savannah, Ga., to the south and well worth the trip for Black History aficionados.  There are tours of the village, craft sales at the local market and many festival events. Attractions include festivals throughout the season including African drum and dance performances, public events, and lectures designed to educate interested visitors.  In that Yoruba religion is a vodun cult much like the mystery schools found in Haiti and other parts of the West Indies, there is a belief in astrology, the elements, and celebration of several African deities known as Orisha. The village compound features ten temples scattered around with a designated tribal member assigned to a temple according to astrological sign.  The main thrust among residents is learning Yoruba culture, language, and history with a strong emphasis on being proficient in African music and art.