As for 2020, here is Marlee P. Shaw’s message of September 22, 2019
Next No Evil Monkeys Conference (2020).
Okay Gang! It is a new year - storms still tearing up the east coast to Florida & the gulf. What would everyone like to do for our Monkey Group? Ready to help again. Not an easy year for us but moving forward with faith & enthusiasm!
Looking to hear from all of you as to wishes, dreams & visions!!
God Bless & keep all healthy & excited about our next time together.
-M & G- email@example.com
The Savannah, Georgia No Evil Monkey Collector Conference, scheduled from September 14, 2018, was canceled due to Hurricane Florence. The conference will be rescheduled for February, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia.
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To My Fellow Monkey Collectors -
To those of you who have made your reservations to stay at the B Historic in Savannah on September 13-16, we are so looking forward to seeing you and being with you. This is going to be a GREAT Three Monkeys Collectors Get-Together.
To those of you who have NOT made your reservations yet, think again…
This will be a fabulous weekend...we will be meeting in a city where a collector does not live. Maybe we’ll find a Savannah collector!!!
Kudos to Marlee who has done yeomen work in finding us a fabulous hotel at an amazing cost in the historic section of Savannah. As I have researched Savannah and talked with many folks in coordinating activities for our weekend, everyone has wonderful things to say about the B Savannah Hotel.
There is so much to do in this historic city of cobblestone streets, river cruises, ghost tales, tales of prohibition, art, food and so much more.
Please review the attached. In summary, I have offered 8 options for things to do that require purchasing tickets. Since most of these activities do not have specific start times (except for theater), you may choose several during the course of the day. These are activities individuals may choose on their own. There are also several other options on pages 12, 13, and 14 that require NO admission fee.
I have also identified 3 GROUP ACTIVITIES for us to do as an entire group that require a purchased ticket. Please let me know that you agree to participate in each of these events so I can confirm arrangements for our group as a whole:
Friday – Sept 14 – afternoon – Maven Makers - $40/pp
Enjoy wonderful time of fun creating your very own balancing wine bottle holder using locally sourced and milled lumber. In this two hour workshop you will not only learn about the history of this lumber, but be able to turn this wood into a functional object you can take back with you customizing it with a laser cutter - a “See No Evil” engraved right into the piece you made.
After you enjoy the process of making your wine bottle holder you will receive your own bottle of Pinot Evil Pinot Noir and enjoy a time together over wine and cheese before enjoying the rest of what Savannah has to offer. You will be able to leave with your product also by branding it yourself with our very own “I Made This In Savannah GA” brand. We look forward to seeing you there.
Friday – Sept 14 – Dinner and Evening - $84/pp
An interactive, fun activity for dinner. One of Savannah’s best known chefs, Chef Darin will conduct an amazing Kitchen Table cooking experience for us where we will prepare a traditional Southern dinner of Shrimp and Grits, fried green tomatoes, black-eyed pea salad and green tomato blueberry cobbler. We may even add a bit of competition, pitting See No, Hear No and Speak No groups against each other in the preparation! Much more than just a sit down and eat dinner – a time for group camaraderie!
Saturday – September 15 – Dinner/Riverboat Cruise - $80/pp
Two-hour Riverboat Cruise aboard the Georgia Queen. The riverboat tours leave the dock right next to the exact location where General Oglethrope first landed on the river front and head upriver, into the Port of Savannah,and then turn around and head back under the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge and past the historic river front. The tours continue downriver passing the world famous Waving Girl, Florence Martus,through the ship yards and just past the tip of Hutchinson Island and Old Fort Jackson. There, the boat circles back upriver to arrive gently back at the dock.
We will have Saturday for tours and exploring the city. And, of course, Sunday for those who have time before departure.
At this point, for the sake of planning, I am asking you to please let me know
A. that you agree with the 3 Group Activities above
1. Maven Makers YES NO
2. Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table YES NO
3. Savannah Riverboat Cruise YES NO
B. which of the 8 activities requiring tickets appeal to you. No need to purchase tickets right now. Just indicate Yes or No after each activity below and send back to me in reply email...no need to “Reply To All” just reply to me.
1. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - 2-hour walking tour YES NO
2. The Mercer-Williams House YES NO
3. Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley YES NO
4. Old Savannah Tours YES NO
A. Hop On-Hop Off (100 minutes)
B. Historic Overview (100 minutes)
5. Paula Deen Tour - Trolley Ride and VIP Dinner at Lady and Sons YES NO
2.5 hour tour followed by dinner
6. Savannah Small-Group Ghost Tour by Bus - 1.5 hours YES NO
7. Beyond Good and Evil - Ghost, Voodoo Walking Tour -1.5 hrs YES NO
8. Historic Savannah Theatre
A. The Piano Men
a. Friday - 8 pm YES NO
b. Sunday 3 pm YES NO
B. Savannah Live!
a. Thursday 8 pm YES NO
b. Saturday 8 pm YES NO
NOW...if you haven't made a reservation, and this is tempting you to join us, please be in touch with Marlee Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)