Aug. 10: Common Threads – Get a jump-start on creating homemade gifts for the holidays by learning to knit or crochet. The Richmond Hill Public Library’s Common Threads group meets each Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the goal of learning, fellowship and improving skills of knitters of all skill levels. You may also choose to donate your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.
Jekyll Island Beach Music Festival – This festival, now in its 29th year, will feature a weekend full of beach parties, dance workshops, and a free concert. Cost for individual events varies. Visit www.jekyllisland.com for a full schedule, pricing, and details.
Kayak for a Kure – Grab your paddle and join the American Diabetes Association in kayaking three miles from Butterbean Beach to the UGA Extension Service Aquarium. Novices to experts are invited. Bring your own kayak, paddle and life jacket. Entry fee is $50 and includes BBQ, drinks, live music and a goody bag. For more information, go to http://main.diabetes.org/Savannah.
Mercer jazz tribute – The Coastal Jazz Association presents vocalist Barbara Rosene, who has worked with the Harry James Orchestra, Les Paul, and the Woody Allen Orchestra, singing classics by Johnny Mercer. Tribute will take place at the Westin Savannah Harbor (1 Resort Dr., Hutchinson Island) at 5 p.m. Show is free for CJA members or $10 for the general public. Visit www.coastal-jazz.org for details.