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Plan your September with Bruce Muncher
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The 8th annual United Way Film and Food benefit at Pooler Stadium Cinemas is set for Sept. 18.

Welcome to September. As temperatures moderate and the leaves begin to change, the human cycle begins to change also. This is evident by the numerous outdoor festivities that comprise the list below.

So get on those shorts and walking shoes and take advantage of the events and magic of coastal Georgia:

Sept. 1 – 4BCT Change of Command Ceremony, Fort Stewart Cottrell Field, 9:30 a.m.

Sept. 2 – The Civil War Experience Cruise, Savannah Riverboat Cruise, 6-10 p.m., $28-$70, 800-786-6404, commemorate the 150 anniversary of the Civil War by sailing up the Savannah River, enjoying a dinner buffet and then tour Old Fort Jackson

Sept. 2 – Savannah Comedy Revue, Bay Street Theatre Savannah, 8 p.m., $9,

Sept. 2 First Friday Fireworks on the River, Savannah River Street, 9:30 p.m.,

Sept. 3 – First Saturday of Fun, Fort King George Darien, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $4-$6.50, 912-437-4770

Sept. 3 – Savannah Craft Brew Fest, Savannah Trade Center, noon-5 p.m., $35 ($40 day of) military $30, 912-651-6556

Sept. 3 – Midnight Garden Ride and Good and Evil Party in the Park, Savannah Forsyth Park, 8 p.m., $20 must register. Bike ride through downtown Savannah and concert in Forsyth, lights and helmets required

Sept. 3-4 – River Street Labor Day Celebration, Savannah River Street, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Arts Crafts & Fun, Free

Sept. 3-5 Catfish Festival, Kingsland, until 6 p.m. daily. Events vary,

Sept. 4-5 – 6th Annual Beach Music & Shag Festival, Charleston, S.C., $50,

Sept. 4-5 – 1st Savannah Soul Food Festival, Savannah Fair Grounds, noon-10 p.m., $20, 912-308-0379 

Sept. 4 – Midday Garden Tour and Lunch, Dunham Farms Midway, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25, reservations, 912-880-4500

Sept. 4 – Labor Day Beach Bash, Tybee Island, 7-11 p.m., free, music food fireworks,

Sept. 5 – Labor Day Holiday,

Sept. 5 – Labor Day cannon firing, Fort Morris, Historic Sunbury, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $3-$4.50, 912-884-5999

Sept. 5-10 – Seafood, Jazz & Brew Festival, Hilton Head Island, costs & time vary, 843-686-4944

Sept. 6 – Operation Rising Star Competition - Round 2, Fort Stewart Rocky’s Zone, 7 p.m., free, 912-767-4316

Sept. 8 – America Supports You Freedom Walk, Hunter Club, 6 p.m., 10th anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 8 – Concert in the Park, Hinesville Bradwell Park, 6-8 p.m., free, featuring Purified Sounds

Sept. 8 – Oak Ridge Boys Concert, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., $28-$48, 800-745-3000, rain/shine

Sept. 9– America Supports You Freedom Walk, Fort Stewart Cottrell Field, 6 p.m., "Let us never forget Sept. 11"

Sept. 9 – Honor Flight Savannah, Savannah Airport at the 165th Air Wing Georgia Air National Guard, depart 7 p.m., 37 WW II Veterans travel to Washington, D.C., for weekend, come out and show your support for these great veterans, 912-876-4331

Sept. 9 – Taste of Savannah, Savannah Trade Center, 7-10 p.m., $60-$85, 912-232-1223, sample the best of Savannah

Sept. 10 – 6th Annual Fiesta Latina, Savannah River Street, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., free, 912-238-2032

Sept. 10 – Farm Heritage Days & Farmers Market, downtown Pembroke, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 912-653-4413

Sept. 10 – 2nd Annual Pooler 5K, 8 a.m., $25, benefits Warriors in Transition, register

Sept. 11 – Sunday Brunch, Dunham Farms Midway, 11 a.m., $18, 912-880-4500,

Sept. 11 – Savannah Philharmonic Opening Night, Savannah Lucas Theater, 5 p.m., $16-$55, 912-232-6002

Sept. 13 – Hinesville Area Arts Council Meeting, Hinesville Mills House, 5:30 p.m., get involved to plan future of arts in our community,

Sept. 13 – Operation Rising Star Competition - Round 3, Fort Stewart Rocky’s Zone, 7 p.m., free, 912-767-4316

Sept. 16-17 – Lt. Dan Weekend, Beaufort S.C., concert, 5K, bike ride, crafts, honoring veterans

Sept. 14 – Community Showcase, Hunter AAF Tominac Fitness Center, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free

Sept. 15 – Community Showcase, Club Stewart, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. See what the area has to offer

Sept. 15 – Fantastic Fish Fry, Dorchester Village Civic Center Midway, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $10, 912-884-3342

Sept. 16-18 Shrimp Festival, Yamessee, S.C., times and events vary,

Sept. 16-18 – 31sth Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta, $5-$7,

Sept. 16-18 – Shrimp & Grits Festival, Jekyll Island, $3-$85 (VIP pass), 877-453-5955

Sept. 16 – Concert in the Park, Hinesville Bradwell Park, 11:30 a.m.-p.m., free

Sept. 16 – POW/MIA Ceremony, Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial at Fort Stewart Museum, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 – Darius Rucker Concert, Savannah Johnny Mercer Theater, 7:30 p.m., $40, 912-651-6556

Sept. 17 – Top of the Rock Fun Run, Fort Stewart Quick Track, 8 a.m., free, 912-767-8326

Sept. 17 – 2011 SE Georgia Firefighters Challenge, Savannah Mall parking lot, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free to public, 912-441-2101. Fire departments compete in six challenges, events for kids, refreshments, music, K-9, Pink Fire Trucks, EMS units, air evacuation and Lifestar helicopters, public safety displays and more

Sept. 17 – Day at Old Dorchester Academy, Midway, noon-4 p.m., free, 912-876-5634, Depicts area life from 1871-1940

Sept. 17 – Grape Stomp Festival, Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Statesboro, 1-4 p.m., free, 912-839-2458

Sept. 17 – Five Grands, Twenty Hands, Wesley United Methodist Church St. Simons Island, 2 p.m., $40, 912-466-3360, benefits SE Georgia Health System Cancer Care System

Sept. 18-25 – Savannah Jazz Festival, locations vary, free

Sept. 18 – 8th Annual United Way Film & Food, Hinesville Liberty Cinemas, advance $12 ticket includes movie, popcorn and drink, 912-634-5192, proceeds to United Way of Coastal Empire and Army Community Services

Sept. 18 – 8th Annual United Way Film & Food, Pooler Stadium Cinemas, advance $12 ticket includes movie, popcorn and drink, 912-634-5192, proceeds to UW of Coastal Empire and Savannah Bethesda Academy

Sept. 18 – Community Open House, Dorchester Village Civic Center Midway, 2-4 p.m., free, 912-884-3342

Sept. 20 – Operation Rising Star Competition – Finals, Fort Stewart Rocky’s Zone, 7 p.m., free, 912-767-4316

Sept. 20 – Liberty Co Mass Choir, Hinesville First Methodist Church, 7 p.m., holiday season practice begins, 912-876-7610

Sept. 22 – Liberty Chamber Progress Through People Luncheon, noon, $15-$20, 912-368-4445, RSVP Sept 19

Sept. 23 – First day of Autumn

Sept. 23 – Spine and Sport 1st Annual Warriors Classic, Hinesville Cherokee Rose Country Club, $400 per team of four, benefits Wounded Warrior Project and Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS). To sponsor, support or register a team contact or call 912-713-0777

Sept. 23 – 24 – Jr. League Thrift Sale, Savannah Civic Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $3-$5 at door, cash only sales

Sept. 23-24 – Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, Savannah Trustees Theater, 7 p.m., free

Sept. 23-24 – The U.S. Army’s Spirit of America, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Free to public, but tickets must be ordered,

Sept. 24 Help the Hoo Hahs 5K Walk/Run, Savannah Trade Center, 8 a.m., $25-$30, register at, proceeds support cervical and ovarian cancer research and treatments,   

Sept. 24 – Annual St. Catherine’s Beach Cleanup, St Catherine’s Island, 8 a.m., must register

Sept. 24 – 22nd Annual Heart of Savannah 5K, Savannah Forsyth Park, 8 a.m. until, $30-$35, proceeds benefit YMCA of Coastal Empire, register online at or any YMCA branch

Sept. 24 – Fort Stewart Little Creek Cemetery Cleanup, 9 a.m., call 912-767-4459 to register/volunteer

Sept. 24 – 3rd Annual MDA Golf Tournament, Hinesville Cherokee Rose Country Club, noon-5 p.m., $50 per person $200 team of four, 912-876-4143. Help the Hinesville Fire Dept support those in the community with muscular dystrophy, lunch provided, prizes awarded,   

Sept. 24 – National Parks Service Fee Free Day, Fort Pulaski, Savannah, and Fort Frederica, St Simons Island 

Sept. 24 – Murder Mystery in Colonial Darien, Fort King George Darien, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $35, 912-437-4770, reservations required. Help uncover the clues and solve the murder

Sept. 25 – Sunday Brunch, Dunham Farms Midway, 9:30 a.m., $18, 912-880-4500,

Sept. 28 – Pink Heals National Tour, Savannah Oglethorpe Mall, 5-8 p.m., 602-380-8714 Greet, sign and support the Pink Heal fire trucks on the 2011 national cancer awareness tour

Sept. 29-30 – Disney on Ice – 100 years of Magic, Savannah Civic Center, 7:30 p.m., $8-$40, 912-651-6556

Sept. 30 – Grand opening reception at Live Oak Hall, Dunham Farms Midway, 5-8 p.m., free, 912-880-4500, unveiling and signing for new Sauce & Sass Cookbook

Sept. 30 – Liberty County Chamber Lowcountry Boil, 6 p.m., $30-$50, 912-368-4445, RSVP by Sept. 23

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – 28th Savannah Oktoberfest, Savannah River Street, Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free

Oct. 14-15 – 44th reunion for Bradwell Institute Class of 1967, Hinesville, must RSVP by Sept. 12 to or Friday night Homecoming game, Saturday reunion at Tea Grove Plantation. Reunion  open to all classmates and friends of the Class


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