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The 35th annual Savannah Scottish Games celebrates the sounds, tastes, and sporting events of the Highlanders. Long before tatties-and-neeps-eating contests became popular, Highland competitions built up the endurance and celebrated the victories of Scottish regiments. Watch Scots hone their warrior skills by competing in amateur Heavy Athletics events, including caber toss and hammer throw. Dancers from all age groups compete in the Highland Dancing Southern Regional Championship with four traditional dances, including the fling, a complex, multistep jig that involves two participants tossing a lukewarm rutabaga back and forth. The bagpipe band and individual piper competition opens the games' ceremonies with a parade of pipers, and live music continues throughout the day with Scottish balladeer Alex Beaton along with Cynergy, featuring master fiddler Moira Nelligan.

9520 Ferguson Ave
Savannah,
GA
US

With its sights set on community health, Lava 24 Fitness Club houses a mélange of exercise space and high-quality equipment for all conditioning capacities, as well as experienced trainers who host an array of workout classes. In the energetic atmospheres of the Savannah and Hilton Head Island locations, one-month members can let their muscles nosh on a variety of physique-enhancing offerings, including cardio and circuit equipment, group-training rooms, and weight machines for pro-grunt pinkies. Hilton Head Island members can sculpt their shapes with Cardio Pump courses, which combine compound movement, eclectic cardio exercises, and chiseling core work. Savannah's power yoga class practices progressively intense poses, and students in the cardio kickboxing course build strength and cubicle-kicking skills.

1 E Broughton St
Savannah,
GA
US

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That?s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All of our YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations embody these three values so that everyone regardless of age, gender or income is given the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. With a variety of group fitness classes ranging from Zumba to family fit nights, spin classes to TRX and everything in between, you?re sure to find what you?re looking for at the YMCA! Our staff pumps up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, personal-training sessions and so much more. We?ve also filled our fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they?re not helping adults trim down waistlines during Brazilian-jujitsu, cycling, and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children?s day camps, after-school programs, and numerous sports offerings.

1111 Magnolia Bluff Way
Darien,
GA
US

Although his only experience in the food industry was assembling sub sandwiches, Joe Fischbein dreamed of owning his own restaurant. To prepare himself, Joe literally worked his way up from dishwasher to prep cook, meeting future partner and professional chef Casey Glowacki along the way. Though their paths diverged, Joe's dream came true in 2004 when Casey asked him to help run his new eatery: Five Loaves Cafe. Since Casey first established the café, it's evolved faster than a tadpole's opinion of legwarmers. Salads and sandwiches dominate the menu, highlighting cold cuts carved from house-roasted meats and dressings made in-house in small batches. Dinner entrees showcase grass-fed, hormone-free beef from Meyers Farm, free-range chicken from Tanglewood Farms, and vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, as well as fresh-cut local pastas from Rio Bertolini's.

4 Carriage Ln
Charleston,
SC
US

The Charleston City Paper featured the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, and more than 2,000 Facebookers are fans.

211 Meeting St
Charleston,
SC
US

The 35th annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens highlights Charleston's unique heritage with an intimate glimpse at the city's most significant private homes, gardens, churches, and public buildings. Spanning between six and eight blocks, the self-guided tours traverse districts featured in the National Register of Historic Places, with guides at tour stops providing informative historical tidbits and realistic dramatizations of a dystopian future. Mid-19th-century residences dominate the tour of the Radcliffeborough neighborhood, built on land once owned by Thomas and Lucretia Radcliffe and filled with fine examples of the Charleston single house.

147 King St
Charleston,
SC
US