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Forum on Charter School Constitutional Amendment Referendum

What: Speakers: State Rep. Ron Stephens and State Sen. Buddy Carter. Film: “Making The Grade In Georgia: Educational Freedom & Justice for All.” Sponsors: Savannah Tea Party and Americans For Prosperity. When: Thu. May 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912/598-7358.

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Wednesday Lecture: Money & Message: The 2012 Election in Perspective

What: Georgia Historical Society presents Paul Freedman, longtime NBC political analyst, Sorensen Institute researcher, UVA Political Science professor and senior scholar at their Center for Politics. When: Wed. May 9, 6:45 p.m. Where: Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Film: P.J. (USA, 1968)

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What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a George Peppard Memorial Tribute. A hard-boiled detective drama starring the late, great character actor best known for TV’s The A Team and Banacek. Also starring Raymond Burr. When: Wed. May 9, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash Info:

Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House What: Experience an early 19th cen-

tury tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden, served by and with costumed interpreters. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. When: Thu. May 10, 4:30 p.m., Fri. May 11, 4:30 p.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street Cost: $18 Info: 912/236-8097.

Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Supper

What: “The Biggest and Best Covered Dish Supper in Savannah”. Children are welcome! 5:30 Appetizers and Music. 6:30 Dinner 7:30 Program. When: Thu. May 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Station, 601 Cohen Street Cost: Covered dish OR $5 at the door. Info: 912-236-5798.


Thursday Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards Luncheon

What: The annual awards are now a luncheon! Recognizing builders, homeowners, architects, craftsmen, civic leaders and volunteers who have demonstrated excellence in historic preservation. When: Thu. May 10, 11:30 a.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Cost: $45 (seating is limited) Info: 912-233-7787 .

What: Jazz and blues featuring The Jazz Corner All-Stars and “A Salute to Ellington, Mercer & Armstrong” with Bob Masteller’s Jazz Corner Quintet featuring vocalist Gina Rene’. When: Thu. May 10, 6:30 p.m. Where: Palmetto Bluff, on the way to Bluffton Cost: $25 per car Info: 843-575-2298 . www.palmettobluff. com/

Theater: No Exit continues

What: “What is hell? Is it other people?” The Collective Face presents the classic dark comedy by Jean-Paul Sartre. When: Thu. May 10, 8 p.m., Fri. May 11, 8 p.m., Sat. May 12, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd., Cost: $10-$15 Info: (912) 713-1137.

Theater: The Practice Child opens

What: A new comedy written and directed by SCAD dramatic writing student Tyler Stuart. Voluntary donations for the Cancer Research Institute will be collected at the door. When: Thu. May 10, 8 p.m., Fri. May 11, 8 p.m., Sat. May 12, 8 p.m., Sun. May 13, 3 p.m. Where: Mondanaro Theater, 217 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.


Friday Art21 Film Series

Bethesda Academy Organic Farm & Gardens Stand

What: Now open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Products are grown and stand is managed by Bethesda students & staff. When: Thu. May 10, 3-5:30 p.m. Where: Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue Info: 912-351-2061.

Music: Concert on the Green

The Jean-Paul Sartre drama No Exit is in its final weekend at Muse Arts Warehouse

What: SCAD Museum of Art and the SCAD School of Fine Arts present films from the PBS TV series Art21, exploring contemporary art and ideas in the 21st century. Today’s films: “Change: Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie” and “Boundaries: David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, Tabaimo” Films also will be screened Fri. May 18. Discussion and refreshments follow. When: Fri. May 11, 4 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner

Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-525-7191.

Author Appearance: Ronald Tanner

What: Wine & Sign book event with

the author of “From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story.” Restoring a house from trash to treasure. When: Fri. May 11, 7 p.m. Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-233-3628 .


Saturday Comedy: Kevin Hart

What: Stand up comic and actor (cur-

rently in a supporting role in “The Five Year Engagement”) offers up two shows for his “Let Me Explain” 7pm show sold out. 10pm show has some seats available at press time. When: Sat. May 12 Where: Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $57.50 Info:

Roller Derby: Savannah Derby Devils vs. Rogue Roller Girls

What: Around and around they go! “Fresh Meat Scrimmage” and Derby Devils season opener. Matches at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. When: Sat. May 12 Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $2-$16 Group discounts available. Info: 912-220-9744.

Tour: Discovering 1820s Savannah

What: The Isaiah Davenport House Museum offers an “Early Bird’s Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew”. A 2.7 mile Saturday morning tour of what survives from 1820s Savannah, and information about what has been lost. Refreshments follow the tour. When: Sat. May 12, 7:30 a.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street Cost: $20 Info: 912-236-8097.

Third Annual EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

What: Part of a network of competitions across the U.S. for elite professional athletes, free agents and amateur volleyball players. And, it’s on the beach! When: Sat. May 12, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: South of the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, Tybee Island

Cost: Free and open to spectators. Info:

150th Anniversary of Civil Warera Camp Davis

What: Commemorate the opening of Confederate Camp Davis in Guyton. Established Feb. 14, 1862 and operated about three months as a training ground for Confederate Army troops. Civil war enthusiasts, and residents from 54 Georgia counties will participate. When: Sat. May 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: , Hwy 17 north of Guyton just past Woodlawn Plantation., Guyton Cost: $5 adults, $2 under 18, 6 and under free Info: 912-754-5565. www.campdavis. org/


Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Every Saturday. Fruits, veggies, baked goods and more from local and regional growers/producers. When: Sat. May 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park, Cost: Free to hang out and visit. Info:

Wilderness SouthEast Outing: Alligators and Others

What: Explore the Savannah NWR. A Wilderness Southeast guide will share wildlife info as you see alligators basking in the sun while great birds fish serenely nearby. Fee includes use of binoculars and spotting scope. Reservations required. When: May 12, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Where: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge: call for directions. Cost: $25. $10/children under 12 with a parent Info: 912-236-8115.

Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

What: Proceeds benefit Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. When: Sat. May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive Info: 912-395-1500.

SketchCrawl 2012 Savannah

What: Draw your way around downtown with other artists and join global movement. Scavenger hunt for kids. When: Sat. May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Sketching starts at the Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahsketchcrawl.blogspot. com/

Guided Meditation for Peace

What: Relieve stress. Produce positive energy. Save the world. When: Sat. May 12, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park.

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week at a glance | continued from page 6 Look for the white flag. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Perspectives in Archaeology: Digging for the Truth

What: Panel on local archaeological

preservation measures. When: Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. Where: Trinity Methodist Church, 127 Barnard St. Cost: Free and open to the public



Music: Lyra

What: A professional vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg in a concert of Russian choir and folk music, celebrating the heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church. When: Sat. May 12, 7 p.m. Where: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road

Theater: Rent opens

What: Beloved musical & adaptation

of La Boheme. Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: May 12 and13, May 18–20, May 24–27. All shows at 7:30 p.m. cost: $22–$30 info:


Sunday Film: God Bless America (USA, 2012)





What: Psychotronic Film Society presents another installment in the “Movies Savannah Missed” series. “A truly dark and very funny comedy for anyone sick of the endless dumbing-down of society.” Written and directed by filmmaker and comic Bobcat Goldthwait. Screens at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm. When: Sun. May 13 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info:

Girl Scout Centennial: A Jewish Perspective What: A short film premiere, exhibit

and Girl Scouts’ reminiscences by JEA members. Memories from the Jewish community of their participation in Girl Scouting for the first 100 years. Presented by Morningstar Cultural Arts. When: Sun. May 13, 4:15 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-355-8111


Monday Savannah Fashion Week

What: A series of events MondayThursday, featuring fashions from Savannah’s premiere boutiques, culminating in Thursday night’s Fashion Week Fashion Show. Where: Various boutiques Cost: Boutiques free & open to public Info: 912-844-9549 .


Tuesday Lecture: Oliver Everett: Librarian Emeritus, Royal Library, Windsor Castle

What: Everett supervises the Royal Collection’s 485,000+ objects and art masterpieces accumulated by the British Royal Family from the 16th century. Former asst. personal secretary to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and personal secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales. When: Tue. May 15, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Cost: $5-$10 Info: 912-790-8800.


Wednesday ChessFest Tournament for Children

What: 150 students from six area elementary schools compete. When: Wed. May 16, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Mall, Macy’s Court, 7804 Abercorn Street Cost: Free & open to public as spectators. Info: 912-629-2824 .

Dennis Hopper Birthday Tribute: The White Star (1983, Germany) What: Never released in this original

form in the U.S., this strange drama stars the late, great Method actor Dennis Hopper as an unhinged rock and roll manager in Germany who is convinced he’s discovered the next world superstar, a New Wave keyboardist and singer he gives the stage name “White Star.” When: May 16, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash only Info:

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You usually don’t pick up Connect Savannah for an in–depth analysis of macroeconomics. But an important number jumped out in the discussion of last week’s disappointing jobs report. The so–called “labor participation rate,” i.e., the percentage of Americans in the work force, came in at a stark 63.6 percent — the lowest participation since 1981. Combine that with the fact that U.S. worker productivity is at nearly an all–time high (America actually produces more goods and services now than before the start of the recession) and you can easily connect the dots: Our current unemployment rate isn’t an anomaly that either presidential candidate can “solve,” but probably the new normal. In other words, corporate America got what it wanted: More productive workers, and many fewer of them to pay. Mission accomplished. (Sorry, new Armstrong/SSU grads and about–to–graduate SCAD seniors! At least the June 1 SCAD graduation concert featuring Grace Potter & the Nocturnals will help deaden the pain.) For those of us of a certain age, that year 1981 pops out, and not only because that’s right around when we graduated high school. 1981 was the first year of the Reagan presidency, which introduced the modern American template of truly massive deficit spending combined with a push to cut taxes for the very wealthy.

Ronald Reagan is often called a “revolutionary” president, and for better or worse he was: His two terms still heavily influence the world today, whether in our own domestic debate over the One Percent vs. the 99 Percent, or the European Union’s current death–struggle of draconian austerity measures vs. the classic welfare state. While the hagiography around Reagan portrays his deficit spending as a noble act of heroism — specifically, spending the Soviet Union into economic collapse — America’s deficit spending and the corresponding shift of wealth upward continued long after the collapse of the “Evil Empire.” An even more revealing thirty–year statistic is that CEO compensation increased over 725 percent during that same period from the early ‘80s to today. As the ‘80s dawned, CEOs took home about 26 times more than their average employee. Today, CEOs make about 206 times more than their average worker. Meanwhile, worker pay rose an anemic 5.7 percent during those 30 years. We see who really won the Cold War! None of this is a coincidence — it’s a result of specific policy actions. And every action has an equal and opposite reaction, as we see in recent European elections.

After three decades of global policy favoring the few over the many, the proverbial chickens are coming home to roost. In many parts of Europe, voters have tired of the usual right vs. left false dichotomy sold by the same old charlatans, and are looking for more creative solutions. People are waking up to see that the old labels don’t matter. Remember, it was the right–wing Reagan who introduced America to huge deficits. It was a Greek socialist government which pushed the pro–bank bailout measures which got them booted out of power this past weekend. But the same people benefitted in both cases.... Voters in this country have a serious choices to make very soon. Don’t pay attention to labels. Pay attention to actions. And act accordingly yourself!


As several astute readers pointed out, in last week’s Editor’s Note I was premature in referring to the great Emma Adler as “late.” While I suppose technically one could make the case that at some point each of us will indeed be “late” and I was actually ahead of the curve, obviously the truth is that it was a classic brain fart — sadly it was Emma’s husband Lee Adler who passed away recently. I apologize for the error and reassure everyone that Emma Adler is alive and kicking. cs

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That should give the pathetic ingrates among ye enough time to get a card in the mail, or at least enter an alert on your smartphone to give a call before noon. After that, she knows you forgot and were only reminded by the florist’s van pulling up to your neighbor’s house. The wise kids know they might do a little more, lest your mama show up at your workplace, bemoaning your ingratitude with a wailing performance based on Act One of Shakespeare’s King Lear: “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” Even if your mother doesn’t have a melodramatic streak, you’d better give her something if you don’t want to drive a snake fang through her overwrought heart. You may be tempted by the yearly marketing rampage that dangles fancy household appliances and grotesquely–designed jewelry as viable options. Do not fall prey. Mothers do not want a new washing machine so that we can wash even more of your dirty socks. We have no use for another pair of earrings unless there are earplugs attached to them. Even the homemade stuff loses luster after so many years, because let’s face it, every item, even those made with love and probably a little snot, is just something else to dust or store. I promise I do cherish my collection of lovely Tybee shell necklaces and stacks of plates with handprints. But my kids have been “stamping wrinkles in my brow of youth” (more Shakesey for ya) for quite some time now, and I’d rather they put their efforts into cleaning their rooms. All I’m lobbying for this year is a glitter– adorned gift certificate for four daytime hours of absolute silence. Actually, there really isn’t a gift fantastic enough for the woman who grew your little homunculus self in her uterus, pushed you out through her vagina (or not, C–section sisters), wiped your little tushie, fed you nutritious snacks, bought you the fancy

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sneakers and still worries when you drive after dark. (By the way, I have made the discovery that the word “vagina” is basically social kryptonite. Say it loudly and watch all the men in the vicinity back away nervously, as if you’re about to whip yours out and launch into some terrifying interpretive dance piece with sociopolitical overtones. It’s super fun.) But let’s be honest. The best present ever given to the mothers of the world? Birth control. Sorry, did that just freak you out? All mothers have had sex at least once, yours included. If she’s lucky, she’s had plenty of sex since you were born. And if she didn’t want to keep expelling more humans out of her vagina (ooh, I just saw someone gulp uncomfortably!) she probably made good use of the advances in contraception in the past 50 years. In the last century, American women in general have benefited from the power to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, which has reduced health risks and allowed participation in higher education, business and politics. But when you already know damn well how much physical strength and intestinal fortitude and frickin’ money it takes to raise even one or two children, the ability to plan the size of one’s family becomes even more valuable. Need a primer of what life was like before birth control? Read Dr. Aa’s Pennyroyal Tabules, a newly–released novella by Beaufort, SC writer and activist Lisa Annelouise Rentz. Living in the Lowcountry during the late 1920s, Dr. Aa is a charlatan who hawks worthless pills to desperate women through the want ads and then blackmails them under the Comstock Laws, which banned the distribution of contraceptives or any information about them through the mail. As Rentz’s Twitter page reckons, he is no doubt the kind of douchey hypocrite who would organize an all– male Senatorial birth control panel. Though the main characters are fictional, they are based on true events.

Rentz includes cameos of historical figures, including the mother of modern birth control, Margaret Sanger, who was indicted in 1914 for postal obscenity in the form of sending out her contraceptive advice pamphlet, The Woman Rebel. Many begging for Dr. Aa’s help in the story are mothers already taxed to illness by their current brood and afraid to die in childbirth. These chilling pleas are real, sourced by Rentz from Sanger’s 1928 collection of actual letters, Motherhood in Bondage. The current political push to make birth control more difficult to obtain by defunding Planned Parenthood and allowing employers to impose their religious beliefs by manipulating health insurance drags us back to dark times indeed. It’s no less fundamentalist than insisting we all wear burquas and walk ten feet behind our husbands. It can be argued that access to reliable birth control is what’s behind the success of this country. Limiting it threatens our health, our economy and our future. While the bills currently being considered by the Georgia Assembly aren’t quite as odious as the all–out womb attacks in Arizona (where an amendment stating that life begins two weeks before conception is currently sitting on Governor Jan Brewer’s desk), they’re not far off for their bid to control women’s Fallopian tubes. Make no mistake, the battleground of birth control is a war on mothers. Not to mention on the women who don’t want to become mothers, those who might want to become mothers one day but would like to finish school, travel the world and/or achieve any variety of personal goals first, and the rest of the people who love them. It’s an outrage, and you can bet it will dictate where my vote goes at the state and national levels this fall and every election henceforth. This Mother’s Day, a promise that you’ll stand up for the reproductive rights of all women is the best gift you can give your mom. Along with a pair of earplugs. cs

A month to focus on bicycling IN JULY 2005 I began to comprehend how many kinds of car trips I could replace with bike rides. Back then I don’t think I realized that May is National Bike Month. My aim was simply to leave my car at home as often as possible. Still, if I had it to do over again, I think I would have started in May. It would have made a better story. Having lived and worked downtown for almost a decade, I enjoyed walking just about everywhere I needed to go. When I moved into a house a couple blocks south of Victory Drive, however, it wasn’t long before I realized how much I disliked relying on my car for almost every single task of daily life. It wasn’t that I was faced with an epic, cross–county daily commute, which some folks in our area endure every workday. In fact, it was just the opposite. Cranking up a 3000–pound vehicle and driving it only two and a half miles to my office seemed, well, excessive. It was like using a steamroller to press a shirt. There had to be a more appropriate tool for the job. As far as I could tell, the bike was it. Still, I didn’t start commuting to work on my bike immediately. I began experimenting after work and on weekends, when I could wear casual clothes. I rode to the grocery store, to restaurants, and to take

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care of errands. I started reading blogs about bicycle commuting and finally decided to try it. Once I learned tricks that allowed me to arrive at work in presentable condition, made minor modifications to my bike that permitted me to safely carry cargo, and found the best routes to get there and back, I wondered why I hadn’t started sooner. While I rode my bike to work most days, I certainly became more conscious of the days when I didn’t. Something I heard before I started bike commuting, which, I’d dismissed at the time as the sort of sappy sentiment that might appear on a Successories motivational poster, suddenly struck home: I

I was happy about this, for sure, but it turned out that what really made me happy was a little harder to quantify. An example? I rode to work on a warm October morning before what turned out to be a particularly busy day. I didn’t step outside again until after sundown, by which time the temperature and humidity had dropped considerably. Had I driven, I certainly would have noticed as I walked to my car, that a cool front had moved through. But on that evening I was able to enjoy the unexpected arrival of autumn (or at least autumnal weather) riding through quiet streets as leaves began to fall. Believe me, it was pretty awesome,

construction worker singing “‘Cat’s in the Cradle” at the top of his lungs and birds singing at the tops of their lungs (song unknown). I would have never noticed any of these from inside a car. On my bike I felt more connected to the neighborhoods I rode through and to the world at large. If you’ve been thinking about taking advantage of the financial, economic and other, less tangible but no less important, benefits of bicycling for transportation, this is your month. There is no better time to get started. Don’t wait until July like I did. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is offering a full month of National

On my bike I felt more connected to the neighborhoods I rode through and to the world at large. never regretted riding my bike to work, but I often regretted driving. Here’s the part in my story where you might expect me to document the improvements in my health and checking account balance that resulted from increased cycling. It is true that I felt better and spent less money on gasoline and automobile maintenance.

especially after a long day cooped up in the office. Yes, I know this sounds hokey, but until you’ve experienced it, shouldn’t don’t knock it. And speaking of sounds, a couple of months later I made a list of things I heard on my way to work. Looking at this list now, I see that it included wind, wind chimes, a

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If you own a building downtown and you want to paint it fuschia, there’s an app for that. Same if you want to demolish it, add a sign to the front or attach a flagpole: You’d have to file an application for approval through the Metropolitan Planning Commission. It’s because of the city’s rigorous rules concerning the renovation of

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and offices. There was no obligation to examine the old shipyards layered in the banks of the Savannah River as Hutchinson Island was developed, nor was there any archaeological methodology applied to the massive dugout of the underground parking garage near Ellis Square. Those are only two recent examples—there’s no telling how many other sites have been lost throughout the decades. Fragile remains of Colonial–era homesteads, indigenous campgrounds, slave housing and other historic sites have “literally been bulldozed over” as Savannah has been developed, but the good news is that there is plenty left to explore. Ellen Harris, the MPC’s cultural resource and planning manager, wants to investigate the possibility of incorporating archaeology into its own zoning ordinance, if not into the complex Unified Zoning Ordinance the commission has been drafting for years. “The historic preservation of buildings tells only one part of the story,” explained Harris. “The under–represented people, Native Americans, slaves, soldiers—their stories are buried underneath those buildings.” Digging in old records, Harris found that the MPC had received unilateral support for a code written in the late 1980s that would have required government projects to perform archaeological research before breaking ground, but the initiative fizzled with personnel changes. She hopes to revive the mandate for city

and county projects and provide significant tax incentives for private entities. Acknowledging that an ordinance applied citywide needs current community input before it can be written, Harris has organized a free introductory educational session open to the public. “Perspectives in Archaeology: Digging for the Truth, A Panel Discussion,” will be held at Trinity Methodist Church on Telfair Square this Saturday, May 12 at 2p.m. A reception will follow. While research shows that archaeological preservation has economic benefits for cities such as boosted tourism and reduced blight, it can be a scary topic for developers, for whom the discovery of a historic homestead or cemetery can mean the shutdown of a worksite. Harris encourages them to join the conversation. “This is about dispelling myths and educating the community,” she said. “We’re just beginning to look at what it would take to include archaeology in the code and find out what other cities have done it.” The nearby city of Beaufort, S.C. has laws mandating archaeological study before any development, and Florida has a statewide network of local archaeology ordinances. But Harris counts Alexandria, VA as the model for archaeological preservation. The city adopted an ordinance in 1989 that protects sites within the city’s center while acknowledging the needs of developers. Dr. Pamela Cressey, the

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archaeology guru who helped author the Alexandria ordinance and continues to head the city’s museum devoted to locally–excavated artifacts, will visit Savannah to sit on the upcoming panel. While Dr. Cressey promises to provide insight into the process that resulted in Alexandria’s ordinance, she counsels that Savannah must develop its own model. “Every community has its unique characteristics and individual perspectives that will inform what comes out of it,” mused Dr. Cressey over the phone last week. “My goal is to talk about what’s possible.” It can be challenging to convince people of the value of archaeology, she admits, “because it’s hidden. But down in the ground can be a wealth of materials that can tell us a lot about who lived there.” Dr. Cressey will be joined on the panel by local architect Neil Dawson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife archaeologist Richard Kanaski and Georgia Southern anthropology professor Dr. Sue Moore. Local historian and filmmaker Michael Jordan will moderate. Jordan calls the panel “more than just an opportunity for scholars to lecture about what they do. It’s a chance for Savannahians who care about history to start a conversation about what’s worked in other places and what could work here.” Jordan was present when Lamar Institute archaeologist Rita Elliot excavated the Spring Hill Redoubt, the site of the bloody 1779 Revolutionary War battle now

commemorated as Coastal Heritage Society’s Battlefield Park. There Elliot found gun parts and markings for the original fortification wall—factors that add layers to the history of the soldiers who died there. She has also found ditches, flints and other Revolutionary War debris in Madison Square, “steps away from where hundreds of people walk every day.” Elliot, who will be in attendance at Saturday’s panel, looks forward to a time when Savannah’s buried sites will be as valued as its buildings. “Archaeology goes in tandem with the preservation of standing structures,” she posits. “That’s how we find the whole story. There is tremendous potential here to expand the horizons of what we know about Savannah’s history.” Adds Jordan, “Obviously, it will never be feasible to leave every archaeological discovery in Savannah completely undisturbed. That’s not realistic.” However, even minor construction projects and home renovations “could peel back priceless pages of Savannah’s historic fabric” if policies are in place to preserve archaeological finds. “That’s why it’s so important for us, as a community, to address the issues of how we preserve the past that’s buried just beneath the surface.” cs Perspectives in Archaeology: Digging for the Truth When: Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. Where: Trinity Methodist Church, 127 Barnard St. Cost: Free and open to the public

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Top: ThincSavannah co-founder Tom Shimada tosses his egg drop entry. Above: Kara Ford of Abshire PR gives a thumbs up as Gretchen Pearce shows off a survivor.

It’s 2 p.m. last Friday afternoon, and like most of us at the end of the workweek, Ashley Bowersox still has a full desktop. But instead of unfiled paperwork and unanswered emails, he’s staring at a pile of bubble wrap, rolls of duct tape and a freshly–poured beer. “I’ve got an idea brewing here,” promises Bowersox, who’s the co– founder of ThincSavannah, the sunny coworking space inside the Olde Landmark Building on Ellis Square. He’s preparing his entry for an office–wide egg drop, a contest of widgets designed to protect a raw chicken egg when dropped from a notable height, in this case from ThincSavannah’s third floor windows. Points will be awarded for aesthetic style, accuracy when hitting the target next to the dumpster in the lane, and most importantly, an unbroken egg. The friendly (and messy) competition marks the venture’s second anniversary, and in line with its mission of innovative thinking, the egg drop seemed a more fitting celebration than some ho–hum cocktail party. “I’m sure it came about from some random afternoon brainstorm,” laughs ThincSavannah’s other founder, Tom Shimada. “We tend to throw stuff out there and see what sticks. I guess this did.” Once word gets out that the keg is tapped, other members file in to place their submissions—some elaborate, some rudimentary—on the common space’s reclaimed wood tables: Bill Kenney of the graphic design firm FocusLab brings in a papier

mâché rocket that draws “oohs ”and “aahs.” ThincSavannah community manager Gretchen Pearce and Central India Christian Mission’s Lindsey Willingham place the finishing touches on their collaboration, a jar of peanut butter taped to a parachute made from a plastic bag. The architects of Wubenna have a box encased in Styrofoam and marshmallow Peeps. Fitz Haile waltzes in at the 11th hour with a jar of mayonnaise emblazoned with FITZHUGH, his web development company. It’s an odd collection of contraptions, echoing ThincSavannah’s eclectic membership of 50+ small businesses. Some are one– or two– person shows like social media marketing firm AJ Studios, operating from a laptop in one of windowed common rooms. “This is a great atmosphere for a small company,” says owner Adam Singer. “I make connections I never would working from home, and it’s allowed me to contribute to other people’s businesses.” Other companies rent out dedicated desks or what Bowersox calls “four walls and door” within the space, allowing a sense of permanency. In addition to the handful of rooms that came with the opening, several new glassed–in cloisters were added earlier this year, bringing in more designers and visionaries as well as real estate agents and property


layers his real egg with bubble wrap and plastic egg–shaped containers. “The best part of all of this is that our members take an ownership stake.” Perhaps because all the contestants are plucky entrepreneurs, the competitive spirit is palpable as the time comes to drop the eggs. Each entry has cost everyone five bucks, to be donated to the Friends of Statts fund. Tourists walking down Barnard stop to stare at the heads hanging out of the windows three stories up, then jump back as objects start splattering. Kenney’s egg survives its rocket trip, as does the fragile cargo of property manager Stacie Jaynes’ buffered box and social media consultant Seth Michalak’s cardboard–stuffed Tupperware container. High fives all around, along with refills from the kegerator. It’s a celebration all right; of ideas, of innovation, of being your own boss. “This is their office, their community,” toasts Bowersox, untroubled that his egg–within–eggs doesn’t weather the impact. “And we respond with throwing great parties based on wacky ideas.” cs

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managers. Jennifer Abshire of Abshire PR has housed her public relations empire out of one of the small private offices since ThincSavannah’s inception and continues to wax enthusiastic about the concept. “This is the best rockin’ creative space in the region,” she declares. “In regards to our business, it’s exposed us to start–ups who need our services, and we get to learn from them.” ThincSavannah’s founders say it’s this multifarious mix that incubates a climate of creativity. The cross pollination of ideas makes for fertile ground, and some businesses that started out as members, like Sysconn New Media and the Savannah Stopover Festival, have graduated to larger office spaces on the second floor. By combining egalitarian entrepreneurship with social events and art curation, ThincSavannah aims to provide the benefits of a dynamic work environment with none of the hassles. As Shimada puts it, “It’s the office without the office politics.” “Everyone has a common entrepreneurial goal,” reflects Bowersox as he


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Blotter All cases from recent Savannah/ Chatham Police Dept. incident reports

Worst. Robber. Ever. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a man accused of attempted robbery. A man entered the Walgreen’s located in the 5700 Block of Ogeechee Road and presented the clerk with a note demanding money. The clerk did not comply, so he left.

Earlier in the day the same man had attempted to pass a note and rob the Veri Berri Yogurt shop in the Berwick shopping center. He was unsuccessful there as well. Police would like the public’s assistance in identifying this would–be robber. He is described as a white male, 6’0”, 210 lbs, wearing a white shirt, white baseball cap with a design on it, khaki shorts, and flip flops.

• Two people were arrested after detectives closed the case of the underwear bandit. Officers responded to America’s Best Value Inn on Canebrake Road in reference to a burglary. The victim told police he worked an overnight shift and when he returned to his room he discovered several items missing from his room, including cash, a computer, medication, cigarettes, personal clothing and hygiene products. It was discovered the incorrect room key had been given to some guests that checked in the night before. April Joyce Carter, 37, was contacted about the incident and asked to return to the hotel. She did, and brought several of the items that had been stolen the previous night. Carter was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property, and transported to Chatham County Detention Center. The cash, along with several of the clothing items were still missing. SCMPD Forensics were able to match up evidence left on two remaining

packs of cigarettes in the carton the thief left behind. William Franklin Morton, 39, was brought in for questioning, during the interview he admitted to taking the some of the items and admitted he was wearing some of the stolen underwear at that very time. He was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property, and transported to Chatham County Detention Center. • Police capped a four-week investigation on Montgomery Street and West 35th Street, seizing guns, drugs, gaming items and pirated recordings. At least seven people were being detained after the raid on Montgomery Beverages, Dirty South Car Wash and Dirty South Records. Undercover officers made purchases of drugs at some of the businesses and focused on at least two men believed to have been leaders of the operations. Both were

among those being detained Friday afternoon. The investigation was launched after members of the public called police and even the city manager’s office to report the illegal activities. Capt. DeVonn Adams, whose Central Precint officers initiated the investigation, said the three businesses have been shut down for the time being as the investigation into the activities continues. He said police will look at the license holders and any involvement they might have had to determine if they will attempt to have the licenses revoked. cs

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This story has been shamelessly exaggerated. Having spent half an hour on the phone with entomologist Justin O. Schmidt of the Southwestern Biological Institute in Tucson, Arizona, I can confidently report he didn’t volunteer to be stung by every goddamn awful thing in existence. It just sorta happened. As a leading expert on stinging insects, Schmidt spends a lot of time capturing bugs for his research, going after some of the most toxic, aggressive, and algogenic (i.e., pain-inducing) species on earth. Inevitably accidents occur. For example, one time Schmidt found himself clinging to a tree suspended over a Costa Rican gorge while enraged wasps squirted venom in his eyes. Schmidt admits it wasn’t one of his better days but as a scientist wasn’t about to let useful data go to waste. After the agony receded he jotted down a few notes for the pain index. Schmidt first used his index in a 1984 study investigating whether a certain physiological sting reaction was correlated with pain. It wasn’t, but Schmidt realized quantifying pain had its uses and elaborated on the index in a 1988 paper and again in 1990, providing ratings for 78 species and 41 genera. The Schmidt Sting Pain Index is a five-point scale, as follows: • Sting level 0 is virtually imperceptible—the stinger doesn’t penetrate. • A level 1 sting is the sharp prick you get from a sweat bee or a fire ant, a rating that seems surprisingly low until

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I was reading on about the tarantula hawk, a giant wasp that hunts tarantulas and has one of the most painful stings on earth. We know this because the tarantula hawk ranks at number two on the Schmidt Pain Index, just behind the bullet ant. Who is Schmidt, you ask? Cracked says he “volunteered to be stung by every goddamn awful thing in existence despite nobody ever asking anybody to ever do that.” Can the Straight Dope science department confirm this nonsense? —Michael Waechter, Chicago

you realize hardly anybody gets stung by just one fire ant. • A typical level 2 sting is produced by the honeybee, the benchmark of sting pain. • But things can get much worse. For the archetypal level 3 sting you want a harvester ant (genus Pogonomyrmex), whose sting combines intensity with duration—the pain can last 4-8 hours. • Finally, there’s a level 4 sting, which is as bad as it can get. Schmidt knows of only three critters capable of inflicting level-4 suffering: the warrior wasp (Synoeca septentrionalis), a two-anda-half-inch-long black bug found in the tropics; the bullet ant (Paraponera clavata), also tropical; and the tarantula hawk (genus Pepsis), two inches long, which Schmidt can find in Tucson. The tarantula hawk’s sting, Schmidt has been quoted as saying, feels like “a running hair dryer has just been dropped into your bubble bath.” However, for sheer aggregation of misery he rates the sting of the bullet ant slightly higher. Whereas the sting of the tarantula hawk fades after two to five minutes, the “pure, intense, brilliant pain” of the bullet ant remains at full strength for 1-4 hours and lingers for 12. As one might surmise given the nature of the research, the Schmidt index is subjective and based on limited data. Schmidt says he’s been stung six to eight times by tarantula hawks and just once, in the forehead, by a warrior wasp. He acknowledges the pain can vary depending on where you get stung and how much venom was injected. For that reason he hedges his ratings, with bee stings ranging from 0 to 2. This may surprise those relying for their scientific information on Wikipedia, which provides a chart of the Schmidt index listing precise decimal gradations for sting severity, with the fire ant rated at 1.2 and the bullhorn acacia ant at 1.8. These implausibly exact numbers were wheedled out of him by an editor at Outside magazine. One also mustn’t take seriously the wine-review-style descriptions accompanying the sting ratings. For example, the sting of a southern paper wasp is said to be “caustic and burning, with a distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.” Such remarks lack empirical basis, Schmidt cheerfully concedes, although if there’s anyone equipped to expound on the fine points of pain, a guy who’s been stung by 150 different species in his lifetime is probably it. cs



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news of the weird Gentlemen, Start Your Engines ... and Your Stereos Sophisticated automobile technology makes high-performance engines purr in relative silence, but automakers fear that their most demanding drivers are emotionally attached to the engines’ roar. Consequently, as Car and Driver reported in April, the 2012 BMW M5, with 560 horsepower tempered with sound deadeners, has installed prerecorded engine noise, channeled into the car’s cabin via the stereo system. A computer program matches the amplitude of the engine’s growl to the driver’s accelerator-revving. In other automobile tech news, Peugeot technicians announced in March that they were preparing “mood paint” for the body of the company’s iconic RCZ model. The paint’s molecular structure would be alterable by heat sensors in the steering wheel and elsewhere that measure a driver’s stress levels. A calm driver might see his car turn green, for instance - but watch out for road-rage red!

The Continuing Crisis • With only 30,000 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro, and 50,000 visitors expected for the June United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, officials persuaded owners of many of the city’s short-time “love hotels” (typically renting for four hours at a time) to change business plans for a few days to accommodate the delegates. A BBC News stringer reported

that the hotels will remove some special brought (the second movement) to a fixtures and furniture, such as “erotic very quiet and subdued close.” (2) It chairs” and velvet wall coverings, but costs $8,500 (plus $3,000 annual dues) that the large, round beds would stay. to join the ultra-prestigious New York Fortunately, the conference does not Athletic Club, which counts Olymbegin until June 13. The night of June pic champions among its upper-crust 12 (“Lovers Day”) is a big income-promembers. However, an April brawl ducer for short-stay hotels. in a back room, said to have begun • Not Your Classic Perps: (1) In over a woman, saw (according to witOctober, Dr. Kimberly nesses) fighting “wolf Lindsey, 44, a deputy packs” in a “lion’s pit” director of the Centers for that resulted in sevDisease Control’s Laboraeral bloody injuries, tory Science, Policy, and with two people sent to LOVERS DAY Practice Program Office, the hospital and three IN RIO IS JUNE was charged with two arrested. 12! MAKE YOUR counts of child molestaPLANS EARLY. Names in the News tion and bestiality involving a 6-year-old boy. (2) (1) Arrested for felIn April, Yaron Segal, 30, ony battery in Blooma post-doctoral researcher ington, Ind., in April: at a physics lab at MIT, Ms. Fellony Silas, 30. was arrested upon arriving (2) Announced as eliin Grand Junction, Colo., gible for parole in June after arranging with a by the Kansas Prison woman online to have sex Review Board: Mr. with the woman’s underWilford Molester Galage daughter (an adventure loway. (3) Arrested for that was the product of a hit-and-run in April in law enforcement sting). (Two weeks Roseville, Calif.: Mr. Obiwan Kenobi, later, Segal was found dead in his jail 37. (4) Arrested on drug and weapons cell of an apparent suicide.) charges in Clarkstown, N.Y., in April, • Oh, Dear!: (1) At a March Chicago Mr. Genghis Khan. (5) Among the silly Symphony Orchestra performance, town names uncovered in an April the music continued uninterrupted report on Why, as two patrons engaged in a fistfight Ariz., Whynot, Miss., Hell, Mich., Pig, over box seating. Conductor RiccaKy., Elephant Butte, N.M., Monkeys rdo Muti “never stopped conducting,” Eyebrow, Ky., and Embarrass, Minn. said a patron. “He very gracefully, The report also found towns in Wales without missing a beat - literally - he and New Zealand that are 58 and 57

letters long, respectively. • Following her recent holiday in the United States, in which she passed through Boring, Ore. (pop. 12,000), Scotswoman Elizabeth Leighton returned home to suggest that officials in her hometown of Dull, Scotland, arrange for the two towns to become “sister cities,” even though they did not qualify under normal protocols because of Boring’s larger size. (The Oregon town was named for a Civil War soldier, William H. Boring.)

Bright Ideas • Some villagers in China’s Shandong Province who are too poor or isolated to hook up to home heating fuel service have an alternative, according to a March report by China News Center. They take giant, heavy-duty balloons that resemble 15-foot-long condoms and walk to filling stations to inflate them with natural gas every four or five days. The danger of explosion is high, but the balloons remain many villagers’ best option. • A Better Reason to De-Fund Planned Parenthood: The organization has survived a controversial de-funding campaign over its limited abortion program, but its Washington state chapter, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, began a quixotic safe-sex campaign in February in which thousands of condoms were distributed with scannable barcodes. The plan was that users would automatically register information about their locations during sex, and, if the users chose, other

Oops! • At the 10th Arab Shooting Championships in Kuwait in March, as medals were presented and winners’ national anthems were played, officials were apparently ill-prepared for medalist Maria Dmitrienko of Kazakhstan. Consequently, her “national anthem” was, inadvertently, the humorous ditty from the movie Borat. (Instead of such lyrics as “sky of golden sun” and “legend of courage,” the audience heard “Greatest country in the world / All other countries are run by little girls” and “Filtration system a marvel to behold / It removes 80 percent of human solid waste.”) Dmitrienko reportedly kept a mostly straight face throughout, although Kazakhstan later demanded, and received, an official apology. • Clumsy: (1) In March, Germany’s celebrity rabbit - the genetically “earless” bunny Tiny Til - was accidentally

crushed to death in a zoo in LimbachOberfrohna when a cameraman accidentally stepped on it while setting up for a news conference. (2) In 2011, a photographer snapping pictures for an art magazine moved a 2,630-yearold African sculpture to get a better shot, and accidentally smashed it (“to smithereens,” according to the owner, Corice Arman, who filed a $300,000 lawsuit in April 2012 against the photographer and his magazine).

People Different From Us Lawrence Cobbold, 38, has a house in Plympton, England, but has to make living arrangements at his parents’ home or elsewhere because his place is totally taken over by his 21,000-item collection of bird ornaments and doodads. Before heading off to sleep elsewhere, he spends an average of four hours a day tidying up the collection. His dad said, “I just hope I die before (Lawrence). I don’t want to (have to) clear all this out.” CS



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Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $8 advance, $10 day of show One minute into watching a video of this mighty R&B juggernaut tearing into the Rufus & Chaka Kahn chestnut “Tell Me Something Good,” I was completely hooked. A four–man horn section onstage in a line, next to four more players including an octopus–armed drummer and a fiery Telecaster guitarist? Oh, yes. A lead singer and frontwoman who’s got a ferociously funky voice, and a powerful stage presence, and is sexy and cool too? Where do I sign? Arleigh Kincheloe is Sister Sparrow, and her brother Jackson is the blues–honk harmonica player in the Dirty Birds (cousin Gram Kincheloe is the guy on drums). The band sold out New York’s legendary Rockwood Music Hall nearly every Saturday night for six straight months in 2009, and has shared bills with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, which ought to tell you something, and the Black Keys, Dr. John, the Nevilles and others of the soul/funk milieu. How do I say this? The musicianship is astonishing. It’s like the Blues Brothers band with a real vocalist out front. It’s infectious, funky fun, and this show will unquestionably be the hottest thing on Planet Savannah this weekend. See

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North Beach Grill, 33 Van Horne And at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13 Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave. It was the music writer for the Augusta newspaper, as I recall, that described North Carolina’s rootsy rockers The New Familiars as “The Band’s beautiful bearded children.” What lofty praise for a young group that delivered acoustic Americana, folk and mountain music with youthful vigor and electric rock ‘n’ roll abandon. The New Fams play Savannah often, and they’re always welcome guests. During a band break, the group’s Justin Fedor (vocals, mandolin and guitar) is back on the road with the Tennessee Two–Piece, Ian Thomas and Paul Lee, as Band of Opportunity. They’ve got two shows on Tybee Island this weekend. I spoke with Thomas, who’s one of the top–flight folk and old–time players in the Knoxville area, and asked him how it came to be thus. “I’ve known Justin for years, since before the New Familiars were even a group,” he told me. “We’ve always played music together, throughout the years. “He came out and was hanging out with us in Knoxville, and we thought it might be nice to fill in some of the gaps between our band–oriented touring schedules, and play some together. That was it — pure fun is the root of this.” While Thomas is a singer, guitarist, harmonica and kazoo player (he began his career as a street performer in New York City), his Two– Piece partner Lee harmonizes as he plays a small suitcase drum kit. Pretty neat. In Band of Opportunity, Thomas explains, “the core of it is going to be what Paul and I do as a duo, with Fedor singing and playing the mandolin. And a friend of mine from Vermont, Seth Eames, is coming down to play some bass and some lead guitar on some tunes.”

CHECK IT OUT Blueground Undergrass co–founder Jeff Mosier, one of Georgia’s pioneering genre–benders, sneaks back into town with a Thursday–

night show at Live Wire Music Hall. The bluegrass jam band also includes Jeff ’s brother Johnny on guitar, and bassist Kris Dale ... Yadda Yadda, 348 MLK, used to be the Guitar Bar. There’s some sweet local tuneage there Thursday night, as local rapper/poet Basik Lee performs songs from his brand new acoustic singer/songwriter CD Found My Place, and Britt Scott and Crystina Parker (of the group Lovely Locks) trade solo acoustic sets ... CS

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At the conclusion of his 15 minutes of fame, Chicago singer/ songwriter Matthew Santos had reason to take a long, deep look inside himself.

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In 2007 Santos performed the vocal parts on “Superstar,” the Grammy–nominated single by rapper Lupe Fiasco. In part because of Santos’ breathy, upper–register singing, the insanely catchy song was a massive hit, licensed for numerous movies and TV sports shows, and ultimately selling over a million copies through both downloads and physical media. Fiasco and Santos opened prestigious world tours for Kanye West and Rhianna, and during 2008 performed “Superstar” on Letterman, Kimmel, Ferguson, MTV’s TRL and even Ellen. You couldn’t blink and miss Matthew Santos.

That’s all behind him now. “Playing in front of 30,000 people a night, causing riots in stadiums because people wanted your autograph — this shit gets to your head,” Santos says. “This shit really messes with a person’s head.” He’s back in Chicago now, playing the clubs as a solo and with his band. Most importantly, Santos has a new album, Quickly Disappearing, on which he reverts to the soulful singing and brilliantly evocative guitar and piano playing he’s best at. The album, Santos says, represents him embracing his “core values.” Writing and recording it, as simply as

separates and alienates you from the rest of the world. “It’s not like it messed with me psychologically and everlasting, it just sort of elevated me, in a sense, and inflated my ego, and took me out of my normal head space. It just took me a bit to get back to the ground and realize why I was doing this. And what was truly important to me.” Born in Minneapolis to a Danish mother and a father whose lineage was both Spanish and Filipino, Santos originally planned to be a painter. “Ironically, I was at an art school when I realized that music spoke a little bit more directly to me,” he says. “Visual art is almost like a meditation for me. It becomes this entertaining conversation in my head, like a thought process unfolding — making a mark and then reacting to it. “But music is just more direct. Even though music without lyrics can be as open as an empty canvas in itself, and just sort of a vibe that can be interpreted in any way, I found that when you add lyrics it gives it a signpost. You’re creating a very specific setting, a very specific vibe that can be

universally accepted as an emotional experience. People can listen to a song and immediately connect with it. “So I feel like music has the power of cutting through the bullshit, and getting right to the heart. It inspired me so much more than visual art did.” One of his earliest musical influences was Jeff Buckley, the enigmatic singer/songwriter who died tragically in 1997, at the age of 30. “He’s able to bring the music to another level of intensity,” Santos gushes. “On almost a spiritual level. It reaches within you. It just touched me on such a level that I couldn’t not be completely entranced by his music and his voice.” Over time, Santos says, he found his own, true voice — but the similarities between his tone and phasing, and Buckley’s, are unmistakable. So much so that Mary Guibert, Buckley’s mother, came to a Santos show in Los Angeles, sat in the front row, and afterwards encouraged the young Chicagoan to audition for a new Buckley bio–pic. She had the script (tentatively titled Mystery White Boy) couriered over.

“They wanted a video audition,” says Santos, who admittedly hadn’t acted since an elementary school play. “I submitted a couple of videos, singing, and they got back to me and said they chose someone else.” The role went to actor Reeve Carney, one of the stars of the Broadway Spider–man musical. “To be honest, I kinda feel like the guy they chose for it was pre–destined for the part,” says Santos. “He’s Bono’s little .... I don’t want to say little bitch ... he’s Bono’s guy, and Bono wrote all the music for that Spider–Man thing, so he’s got a titan of a contender in his corner. “So I don’t know if they were just humoring people or not, having them submit, but I kind of felt that way.” For all Matthew Santos knows, it might have been another fiasco. CS Matthew Santos Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. When: At 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Admission: $5


possible, “was going back to my values as a musician, what I valued stylistically as a musician,” he explains. “The past two years I’ve been sort of slowly descending from this whole ‘Superstar,’ Lupe Fiasco debacle, and just becoming grounded again. Becoming a normal human being.” Santos plays the Sentient Bean May 12. He’s on a solo tour because, frankly, it costs too much to take a band out on the road. Still, he’s a full–time musician, which he’s happy about. “It isn’t glamorous, but I’m scraping by,” he says with a laugh. Santos concedes that he didn’t make a lot of money from the Lupe Fiasco fiasco — “If I knew then what I know now, I would have approached it all very differently” — but he’s glad for the experience. If only for what it taught him. “I was receiving special treatment from complete strangers; when you’re hot the industry begins to orbit around you,” he explains. “Not only did I take it all for granted, and just assume that this is how it was going to be for the rest of my career, it

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Harriett’s preferred medium is papier-mache sculpture

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Harriett DeLong’s butter–colored home is tucked away on the edge of a Savannah square. A steep white staircase leads to the main entrance on the second floor, which opens into a studio bursting with papers, paints, and papier–mache animals.

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Although the house reaches a full three floors, the walls jut forward insolently, the banisters rise up and knock unwary elbows. But after the initial bout of dizziness upon entering, visitors are charmed by the warm, inviting aura of the residence. Weathered, well–loved books rest on every surface. Bristly brushes sprout out of half–empty paint cans, and sunlight streams in the windows. Harriett walks airily across the wooden floor, a vision in white. She leans into a chair, pulls back her thin, translucent white hair, and fixes her blue eyes onto a painting of a motorcyclist. Harriett’s animal sculptures and drawings are scattered throughout the room, while her late

husband David’s paintings stare down from the high walls. With a soft breath she says, “I always liked art, and growing up I liked dance, but my mom didn’t want me to be a ballerina.” She pauses, smiling. “She didn’t want me to go to art school, either. I went to art school anyway. She was displeased. Then I met a motorcycle– racing artist and it was even worse.” The wrinkles in her face reach up and stretch when she smiles, an easy, close–mouthed grin. She wears no make–up or jewelry, except a silver wedding ring and a pair of polished blue–glass earrings to match her eyes. Harriett flutters through her space like a hummingbird and glides

downstairs, her feet barely making a sound. When she reaches her husband’s studio she looks up wide–eyed at the paintings. “When I first met David, I was drawing the Discus Thrower, struggling,” she giggles, “and he came along and he worked on my sketch, made some very sure lines over my feathery scratches.” She smiles at the memory, then a look of serious admiration crosses her face. “He could draw beautifully; the classical line and shading, hatching, cross–hatching, and he could just take a pen and look at your head,” she extends an imaginary pencil, “cross the top of your head, take it away, look again, put in the eye, another eye — merely lines, you see — locate the mouth, then...” Her hand wobbles slightly then drops back to her lap. She clasps her fingers and gazes into the distance. The faint smell of lemon tea hangs in the air, and for a moment the only

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it takes your whole life in a way. What you have done, what you haven’t done. What you’ve learned, what you haven’t learned.” Her lyrical voice slips to a whisper, and the last words of her sentence flicker like a candle flame. Harriett’s artistic career began implausibly. After office work at an electronics concern, the Asheville, NC native began cataloging art and interviewing artists for an interdisciplinary project called Engineering in Art and Technology. It was through EAT that she worked with such influential artists as Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage. Although Harriett loved the challenge and excitement of working within this group she needed to make money. So when a teaching position opened up in Washington, Harriett, David, and their newborn son, Mark, moved there to start afresh. Harriett had her doubts at first. “I don’t think I could have done it, or wouldn’t have approached it the way I did if I hadn’t had a child, had Mark, and seen that a child coming into the world has never seen anything, is seeing everything for the first time as he notices it, as he reacts to it. So I said, well, that would be kind of like art, because the kids have to learn what they’re seeing and what they’re focusing on, not what I see or how I see it.” Harriet’s quietly determined spirit rebelled at the conventions of the teaching world. At her school the

boys went to wood shop while the girls went to art. As she laughingly explains, “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I want both the girls and the boys to go to art and both the girls and the boys to go to wood shop.’ So they changed it. And we could coordinate projects, it was great.” She beams, pleased with herself. Harriet carries the same soft humor into her sculptures, three or four foot papier–mache animals wearing rainboots, playing trumpets, reading magazines. Picking up a small package of long black wisps, she says, “They have eyelashes — I don’t know if you noticed. People look at me in the drugstore when I walk out with four packages of fake eyelashes. You know, I give the animals temporary paper eyes before the permanent ones, so they can see what’s going on as I work.” Still the educator, Harriett is avid about her work with younger artists in the area, including SCAD student interns who come by daily to learn how to make lithographs and prints. When she’s not working on her own projects or helping others, she catalogs and sorts David’s work. Her current undertaking is the “Figuratively Speaking” exhibit at Indigo Sky Community Gallery, where about 25 of David’s drawings and paintings are on display. The collection focuses on the human form, catching glimpses of David’s work from 1955 to the early 1970s, outlining his progression from more detailed, realistic renderings to looser, more gestural forms. Though the focus is certainly on David’s work, three of Harriett’s sculptures sit cheerfully by the entrance of the gallery, greeting visitors upon their arrival. While Harriett has already established herself as an integral part of the artistic community, the struggle for artistic excellence is ongoing. She muses, “I’m striving to get a capital ‘A’ like what’s her name — Hester — in The Scarlet Letter, but I want mine to be ‘A’ for ‘Artist.’” cs Figuratively Speaking Drawings and paintings of David DeLong at Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Artist Talk with Harriett DeLong on Sunday May 20 from 3-5 p.m.

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The cast of Bay Street Theatre’s Rent strikes a clasically defiant pose. Says director JinHi Soucy Rand: “Every night at rehearsal I think ‘What on earth have I done to deserve something this great?’”



Few modern theatrical works have galvanized audiences around the world like Rent, Jonathan Larson’s musical about young New Yorkers dealing — as best they can — with poverty, betrayal and the damning specter of AIDS. Rent is universally admired because, while much of its subject matter is dark, it’s also a story about art, and music, and the incredible, tensile strength of love and friendship. When Rent is funny, it’s hilarious; when Rent is joyous, it’s exhilarating; when Rent is serious, it’s devastating. Much like life. Larson, who died of an undetected heart ailment in 1996 — the very week his rock musical was to open off-Broadway — based Rent on La Boheme, Puccini’s opera about impoverished bohemians and their intersecting lives. Posthumously, he won three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. After years of fits, starts, maybes

and also–rans, Rent makes its Savannah community theater debut this week, at Bay Street Theatre, with a cast of 14 and a full band. The director is JinHi Soucy Rand, who operates Muse Arts Warehouse. This is the very first collaboration between Bay Street and Muse. And David I.L. Poole, of the Collective Face, has provided one of the set pieces for the show. The performers come from these and other Savannah theater groups, including SCAD and Armstrong Atlantic State University. Appropriately, Rent is the show that’s breaking down walls, reminding us that the first rule of community theater is “community.” We sat down with the entire Rent

company for a freewheeling discussion as to what it’s all about, Alfie: JinHi Soucy Rand (Director): I came into auditions not knowing a lot of the people that are in this cast. And I know a lot of theater people! But we very quickly formed a pretty tight family. Every night at rehearsal I think “What on earth have I done to deserve something this great?” Jack Butler (Ensemble): I really do believe the theme of the show is community. I mean, these people are in a really precarious place – and yet they all still want to experience that love, that community. Something so strong that’s been forged by fire. Tyrone McCoy (Angel): I definitely look forward to coming here and seeing these people, because all of us have grown very, very close. We each have a personal relationship with everybody else in this cast. We can all sit down and talk, or go out to eat. Jonette Page (Maureen): I’m so glad I came down to audition last

year for Rocky Horror, because I got to meet some of these guys ... Chris, and Chris .... Now I’m part of this, and I’m really excited. Regan Taylor (Ensemble): Every single rehearsal I come to, I’m just blown away by the talent. It’s a small enough cast where —to me, personally — it’s not like the leads are more important. It’s a blessing to be part of a show that gives that. Sam Collura (Mark): I’m fairly new to this show, but very quickly I started seeing that there’s a lot going on here with these characters and the subtext in everything that’s going through their minds. And that’s what I’m trying to connect to – not just with Mark, but with everybody else. Casey Gardner (Ensemble): A lot of us SCAD students want to go out, and go into the community. This is a real haven for us, because a lot of times we don’t get the opportunities. We’re kind of passed over in our departments. Working with Muse

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The Bay Street Renters include, from left, Sam Collura as Mark, Tyrone McCoy as Angel, and Jonette Page as Maureen.

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and with Bay Street has really been a blessing for me, to be able to actually use what I’m learning .... I’m just really excited about not having to be in this little box at school. Danielle Frazier (Ensemble): I think the emsemble is just as important because ... in some way they represent the outside world the main characters are living in. Christopher Blair (Collins): You get what you give. In a nutshell, if you expect a good, thriving community theater scene, then you need to invest in it. With talent, or money, or time, or abilities. If you don’t do that, then you have no right to bitch that it isn’t there for you. Jason Marion (Ensemble): It’s great to be part of a theater company where there isn’t the traditional hierarchy of things. There’s a true sense of ensemble and community for everybody. No one gets treated better than any other person.

Travis Harold Coles (Ensemble, Bay Street Theatre manager): There’s not been a show we’ve done here at Bay Street, I don’t think, where somebody was more important than another. There is a very equal acceptance and respect for everybody. Christopher Stanley (Roger): When we’re singing “Seasons of Love,” or the reprise to “I’ll Cover You,” and we make eye contact with each other, there’s that major bond that is very, very emotional. We connect both with each other and with the meaning of the song. It’s pretty powerful. Brittny Hargrove (Joanne): The first musical I saw on Broadway was Rent. My dad took me to see it and I absolutely loved it. It’s a little more personal for me because my uncle died of AIDS. I was probably 7 or 8; I didn’t understand. To see somebody just kind of shrivel up, and not understand why, it’s just really sad.

Christopher Blair: I’ve lost people to this disease. Sometimes it’s hard to deal with the subject matter – we’ve had all these emotional rehearsals, and now it’s like “OK, how do we do this without losing it?” There was one night we just completely lost it. Erik Hauk (Benny): I was really excited when they called, because I often get cast as Seymour, or Charlie Brown. The nice guy. But I didn’t want to play Benny as strictly a bad guy; I think he has really good intentions. Cecelia Arrango (Mimi): “No day but today,” I feel like that’s Mimi’s mantra. No regrets, live life to the fullest, don’t think about tomorrow. Think about now. She wants Roger to

see that. And that’s the one theme that jumps out at me. JinHi Soucy Rand: I’m very excited about what everybody has brought to these characters that so many of us have seen before and are in love with. This cast has been able to really bring something else, something different, to each of these characters. Something fresh. Something live. CS Rent Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: May 12 and13, May 18–20, May 24–27. All shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22–$30 Online:























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This is the story of two movies — one is going into theaters all over the country in June, the other straight to DVD rental purgatory this month. And Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is the classy one. It’s based on Seth Grahame–Smith’s 2010 novel of the same name, and casts the 16th president of the United States as a Buffy–esque slayer of the undead. In the book, which is officially classified as “historical fiction” (gee, you think?), Lincoln becomes an Abolishionist when he discovers that slaves are being brought into the country as food for vampiric plantation owners. Sure, it’s stupid, but it debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times best–seller list, and Tim Burton is the producer of the big–budget film adaptation opening June 22. Which brings us to the second movie, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. There’s some confusion out there about this extremely low–budget work, which was filmed at various locations around Savannah over two weeks in early 2012. More than 70 local folks were cast as the walking dead for a pivotal Fort Pulaski shoot. Here’s the deal: This is a genre of film called the “mockbuster.” It has been written and produced to confuse

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people who know a little — but not a lot — about Honest Abe’s big–budget bloodsucking flick. Hence, the similarly audacious–sounding title. It’s also a genre of con called “take their money before they realize they’ve been duped.” The production company, The Asylum, previously brought us such head– scratchers as Titanic II, Almighty Thor and Transmorphers. Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies comes to a Redbox near you May 29. In December, we’ll all get a look at Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which is based on Doris Kearns–Goodwin’s excellent book Team of Rivals. It’s a safe bet that Daniel Day–Lewis,

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Vermont jam band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will play the SCAD New Alumni concert June 1 in Forsyth Park, with Florida’s JJ Grey & Mofro opening. It is, as always, a free concert and open to one and all. And tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (May 11) for an Oct. 13 Bonnie Raitt show in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Her latest album, Slipstream, was released in April. CS

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Hot Glass Rocks! — New work by Chattanooga based artist Chris Mosey. Artist reception Mother’s Day weekend Friday May 11, 5-9pm and Saturday May12, 1-5pm. Light refreshments Friday night. Liquid Sands Gallery, 5 W. York St.

Work by Jan Clayton Pagratis is among art featured at Kobo Gallery’s Spring Show, reception is Friday Arboreal — New acrylic surrealscapes by Scott Griffin. Through May, with a reception May 24, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Atelo — Work by Xavier Robles de Medina, attempting to find parallels between modern and classical sensibilities. May 18-24. Reception: Friday, May 18, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk: Sunday, May 20, 1 p.m. Little Beasts Gallery, 32nd & Bull Ceaseless Horizon — Recent Text Paintings by Bertha Husband through June 29. Exhibition included with admission. Six large acrylic paintings draw upon cartography, historical text and image painted over the textual background Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd. Doing Their Part: Girl Scouts in WWII — The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum hosts this exhibit in honor of their outstanding wartime contri-

butions on the homefront. This temporary exhibit will be in place throughout 2012 in celebration of the Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler Figuratively Speaking — Drawings and paintings of David DeLong. The late David DeLong was widely known as a draftsman, printmaker and painter. Artist Talk with Harriett DeLong on Sunday May 20 from 3-5 p.m. May 4-20. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit — As part of an ongoing rotating art exhibition in Savannah’s City Hall Rotunda, the City has mounted a photograph exhibit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. Hospice Art Show — The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at 1352 Eisenhower Dr.,

Hyphenated — New and continuing work by artists including Alex Waggoner, Christopher Pontello, Jenny Eitel, Julie Ferris, Sihaya Harris, Susanna Lynn Johnson, Mizuki Katakura and Othiana Roffiel. Reception Friday, May 18 6-10 pm on third floor of Ashmore Gallery on MLK, Jr. Blvd. and Taylor Street (facing Enmark gas station – look for lime green awning). An Artists’ Talk will be on Monday, May 21 at 5:30 pm. Free parking in behind the gallery. Ashmore Gallery, MLK & Taylor Intimate Affair — Work from Sam Bryer, Matt Duplichan, Julia Harmon, John Haverty, Cheralynn Johnston, and Shalis Stevens. Curated by Jen Small. May 19-23. Reception May 19 6-9 p.m. 214 W. Bay St. #3 Kobo Spring Show — Kobo Gallery’s Annual Spring Exhibition features new artists Betsy Cain, David Kaminsky, David Peterson, Jan Clayton Pagratis, Melinda Borysevicz, and Daniel E. Smith. Reception: Friday, May 11th 2012, 6-9 p.m. Hours: MondaySaturday, 10:30-5:30 p.m., Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St.



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Myopia — Work from Emma Balder, Jaclyn Benner, Roxy Erickson, Tess Gumbin, Samantha North, Caity Paulter, Jessica Ream, Adam Gabriel Winnie. Reception Friday, May 18 6-9 pm on the first floor of Ashmore Gallery on MLK Jr. Blvd. and Taylor Street (facing the Enmark gas station – look for the lime green awning). No Chaperones — Featuring Work by Justin L. Harris and Lomaho Kretzmann. May 10–22. Reception: 6–9 p.m., May 11. The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St. SketchCrawl 2012 — May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., sketching starts upstairs in the Jepson Center. Free. Sponsored in party by Savannah Art Association and Telfair Museums. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., www.savannahsketchcrawl.blogspot. com/ Stillpoint — Artists include Denise Elliot Vernon, Rebecca Rice, Brad Hook, Frank Trent, R.L. Brethauer, and Kim Keats. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St.

Closing artist talk for Henry Dean’s ‘Wet & Dry’ show at Little Beasts on Bull Street is Friday Telfair Art Fair Call for Entries — Telfair Museums has announced the Eighteenth Annual Telfair Art Fair will be November 9-11 and will feature more than $10,000 in prizes. The museum will accept 120 artists in a variety of art forms including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, photography, and furniture. Interested artists are invited to visit to apply.There is no fee to join Zapp or to create a Zapp account. All artists must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee accompanying entry materials, due to Telfair no later than June 1, 2012.

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A devotee of the Marvel Comics Universe, writer–director Joss Whedon obviously approached his assignment on The Avengers with the proper degree of reverence. And it goes without saying that the nation’s fanboys and fangirls are equally reverential as they line up to gaze in wonder at the first film of the 2012 summer movie season. Luckily, the characters on screen feel absolutely no need to exhibit a similar measure of respect and admiration: When billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), addresses Thor (Chris Hemsworth), he calls the Norse god with the flowing locks “Point Break.” This hilarious reference to the 1991 Keanu–Swayze surfer flick – a film many youngsters might never have heard of, let alone seen – demonstrates that Whedon is in no way afraid to color outside the target–audience borders. The Avengers is, quite simply, a brainy and brawny blast for anyone who appreciates summer movies in general and superhero flicks in specificity. It’s a culmination

of numerous super–sagas that have been building toward this moment — 2008’s Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, 2010’s Iron Man 2, and last year’s Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger (2003’s Hulk seems to have gotten lost in the wilderness) – and it manages to trump every last one of them. In this instance at least, too many cooks have not spoiled the broth, as Whedon and co–writer Zak Penn take care to insure that every character – even secondary ones like devoted government agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) – has his or her moment to shine. Directly stemming from plot points glimpsed in Thor and Captain America, this finds the God of Thunder’s evil half– brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) conspiring to get his hands on the Tesseract, a cosmic cube that

will grant him unlimited power. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the law–enforcement outfit S.H.I.E.L.D., realizes that it’s going to take more than one hero to prevent the subjugation of our planet’s people, so he sets about getting in touch with all pertinent parties. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), still adjusting to a post–WWII life (full details can be found in his own flick), and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) are quick to answer the call. Stark is more reluctant. And Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), hiding out in an Asian jungle, is extremely reluctant, since he feels it’s best to keep his alter ego, the rampaging Hulk, far away from civilization. The only hero who can’t answer the call to assemble is Clint Barton/ Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), as

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'ŝǀĞƚŚĞŐŝŌŽĨŚŽƉĞĨŽƌŶĞǁůŝĨĞ͊ he’s presently under the mental control of Loki. Admittedly, it takes time for Whedon and Penn to lay out the exposition – in fact, too much time, considering the Tesseract almost functions as a Hitchcockian MacGuffin, a plot device that holds dwindling interest for audience members. But once Whedon gets the film up to speed, he never looks back. The midsection is the best part, as the heroes spend more time battling each other than assessing the situation regarding Loki. It’s putting it mildly to state that this is a veritable clash of the titans, with oversized personalities rubbing each other raw. Stark’s cavalier attitude versus Rogers’ stoicism provides most of the tension, but there’s plenty of unease to go around. As expected, Downey provides the bulk of the humor while Evans and Hemsworth provide the bulk of the beef. Johansson, a bit shaky in Iron Man 2 (or maybe I was still incensed that Emily Blunt had to give up the role because she was still working on – for God’s sake – Gulliver’s Travels), nicely comes into her own here, providing some softer moments to go along with the expected athleticism. Yet the surprising scene–stealer is Ruffalo, who provides Bruce Banner with a stirring soulfulness that was missing in the portrayals by Eric Bana and, to a lesser extent, Edward Norton. What’s more, this is the first film to absolutely nail the Hulk, who in 2002 laughably looked like a video


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previous efforts, trafficking in the same sorts of themes that have been the bread and butter of Disney for decades and every other studio’s toon department in more recent times. The story concerns the efforts of the Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) to show that he deserves the title of Pirate of the Year, awarded to the seafaring scoundrel who accumulates the largest amount of loot. While such true terrors of the sea as Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) laugh at him, the hapless Pirate Captain tries his best to plunder and pillage, to no avail. It’s only after he becomes involved with the duplicitous Charles Darwin (David Tennant), a scientist who realizes the value of the captain’s pet Dodo bird, that matters begin to swing his way, at least temporarily. The eye–pleasing claymation style revitalized by the studio remains front and center – the CGI work is mainly relegated to the background, literally (mostly for skies and other backdrops to the primary action) – and the film boasts an unusual villain in Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), who loathes pirates and can hold her own in hand–to–hand combat (who knew?). But the other characters are a rather blasé bunch (including the Pirate Captain’s right–hand man, blandly characterized by Martin Freeman), and the usage of the tattered themes of family, loyalty and being happy with oneself is shockingly rote – the result, perhaps, of using existing source material (novels by Gideon Defoe, who also wrote the script) rather than employing the usual Aardman practice of building a work from scratch (where the filmmakers have never been held back by any narrative constraints). The Pirates! Band of Misfits fares OK against most modern toon flicks, but pales next to other Aardman releases.



It would be both obnoxious and inaccurate to quip that The Five–Year Engagement feels as if it runs as long as the titular length, but there’s no denying that this is one movie that would have benefitted from some judicious trimming in the editing room. At 125 minutes, the latest comedy from the director (Nicholas

Stoller), star (Jason Segel) and producer (who else but Judd Apatow) of the superior Forgetting Sarah Marshall doesn’t sound especially long. Yet by unleashing most of its best gags during the first act, and by sprinkling its dramatic moments around like a sous chef adding just a soupcon of parsley to an order of grilled trout, that leaves plenty of time for the film to develop a noticeable sag around the middle. Speaking of sous chefs, that’s the role essayed by Segel in this picture: He plays Tom Solomon, a highly respected member of San Francisco’s culinary scene. His girlfriend is Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt), and it’s only after he pops the question and they’re planning their nuptials that Violet is beckoned to the University of Michigan for a postdoctoral position. Deciding to put his own career on hold while she builds hers, Tom agrees with Violet that they should postpone the wedding for two years and move to Ann Arbor. Tom, who can only find work at a deli, hates living there, and when it looks like the two years might stretch into something longer, he loses it in rather imaginative fashion. In this film, Blunt provides both the class and the sex, but Segel nevertheless brings enough easygoing charisma and sly wit to the table to make them a believable screen couple. While this is evident in the scenes in which they make doe eyes at each other, it’s crucially also identifiable in the sequences in which their characters are at odds with each other. There’s a terrific bit in which the two argue in bed, replete with the sort of acidic asides, frustrated exchanges and oddly understandable oxymorons that spring from real life. Scenes like this make the lowbrow moments even more unworthy of inclusion here, whether it’s the sight of Violet getting walloped by an opening car door or the increasingly tedious banter between Violet’s colleagues at the university. If they had kept all the drama and halved the humor, The Five–Year Engagement would have truly distinguished itself. As it stands, it’s engaging but hardly revelatory.

We Need To Talk About Kevin


The bad seed is the titular boy, son of Eva (Tilda Swinton) and Franklin

(John C. Reilly) and older brother to sweet Celia (Ashley Gerasimovich). From the moment he popped out of his mother’s womb, Kevin’s been an absolute terror. As a toddler, he cried incessantly around Eva but remained cheerful and cherubic around his dad. Surely someone so young couldn’t already be so consciously devious? It gets worse. As a boy of around 7 or 8, he does everything he can to get under his mother’s skin, driving her so bonkers that in a fit she breaks his arm. While other kids would shriek incessantly, to the point where Social Services would be called, Kevin merely grimaces before grinning at his guilt–ridden – and compromised – mom. It will be their secret. It’s when Kevin becomes a teenager (played at this point by Ezra Miller) that he becomes especially surly – and dangerous. Franklin still remains a clueless parent while Celia only wants to love and play, meaning that it’s still Eva and Eva alone who bears the full weight of familial dysfunction. None of this is related in chronological order, mind you. Part of the film’s power rests in the fragmented manner in which writer–director Lynne Ramsay (co–adapting with Rory Kinnear) presents her story, dropping us into the narrative stream whenever and wherever she sees fit. And because of this structure, she scatters the thematic seeds (bad seeds?) all over the premise, challenging us to decide whether Kevin was born evil, whether he’s the victim of a pampered lifestyle, whether Eva or Franklin are rotten parents, or, most intriguingly, whether Kevin is merely a mirror image of his mother, a chilly and distant woman who had been reluctant to toss aside her hedonistic lifestyle for the rigidity of marriage and motherhood – in effect poisoning their relationship before her son was even born.

The Cabin in the Woods


This is no cut–rate slasher flick like Friday the 13th or Cabin Fever; instead, writer–director Drew Goddard and co–scripter Joss Whedon elect to ape Rod Serling by taking viewers on a “journey into a wondrous land of imagination.” Five likable students — the sweet Dana (Kristen Connolly), the vivacious Jules (Anna Hutchison), the hunky Curt (Chris “Thor”

Hemsworth), the quiet Holden (Jesse Williams) and the perpetually stoned Marty (Fran Kranz) — leave the city and head toward the remote cottage owned by Curt’s cousin. Meanwhile, Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford), two men who work in what appears to be a science facility, prattle on about the accident of 1998 and take sizable bets from co–workers. Not enough intel? Sorry, that’s all you get here. But rest assured that these two plot strands will eventually find each other. When they do, the film falls into what I believed to be a reversal of misfortune, settling into standard fare with the cynicism elevated to an uncomfortable degree. Silly, shortsighted me. The Cabin in the Woods soon bursts loose from this holding pattern, growing ever more outrageous and entertaining as it barrels toward its take–no–prisoners climax and conclusion.

The Three Stooges


Despite their game efforts, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso are never able to make us forget that we’re not watching Moe, Larry and Curly — they’re the cinematic equivalent of cover bands, competently going through the motions in a superficial manner but unable to compete with the real thing. They’re tossed into a standard– issue plot concerning the clods’ mission to raise a sizable sum of money in order to prevent an orphanage from going under. Bidding farewell to the nuns who run the place — among the sisters’ ranks are Glee’s Jane Lynch, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, and Larry David in drag — they head to the big city, where they become ensnared in a plot by a ruthless beauty (Sofia Vergara) and her hapless boyfriend (Craig Bierko) to murder her husband (Kirby Heyborne). Smart scripting would have played up the premise of these old–fashioned Stooges set loose in a modern world, but only a single gag (involving an iPhone) even glances in that direction. Instead, the Farrelly Brothers film’s jabs at contemporary relevancy take it where we least want it — but most expect it — to go: in the realm of potty humor. CS

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Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Loco’s, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us!

Occupy Savannah

Habersham & Bay Streets, 10am-6pm daily. General Assembly every Saturday at 3PM. For more information or to get involved visit our facebook page keyword Occupy Savannah or send an email at [010912]

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 308-3020.

Savannah Tea Party

Monthly meetings - First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. at 5:30pm. All are welcome. Please join us

to make a difference concerning local, state and federal policies that affect our way of life. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-5987358 for additional info. [041812]

The 13th Colony Patriots

A group of conservative political activists that meets the 13th of each month at Tubby’s restaurant, 2909 River Drive in Thunderbolt, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We are dedicated to the preservation of the U. S. Constitution and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. See our Facebook page or call Michael or Elizabeth at 912.604.4048. All are welcome. [041512]

Benefits Book Sale to Benefit Bull Street Baptist Church Library

Book Sale of old, new, hardcover, paperback, religious and secular books. will be available. Sat. May 19, 9:30-3pm. $1.00 for most hardcovers, $.50 for most paperbacks. Bull Street Baptist Church, 17 E. Anderson Street. Cash only. Information: 234-1511 or

Eagle Scout Reunion & New Eagle Recognition Banquet

Saturday, May 12. A gathering for Savan-

nah’s Eagle Scout Alumni and the 56 scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2011. Location: Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd. 6:30pm. Buffet and awards ceremony at 7pm. Honoree: Dr. Billy Sanders. Guest Speaker: Dr. Bob Hughes, Youth Challenge Academy. $20/advance, $25/door. Information: 912-927-7272.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia 5k

The Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia 5k Celebration Run will start at Savannah State University’s Wright Stadium on May 12 at 8:30 a.m. A 5k after party will include the race awards, several raffles, a kids fun zone, free food and beverages, and other entertainment and information. Register for $25 at or for $35 onsite on race day.

Gourmet Soiree Gala Benefiting Savannah Chapter of American Red Cross

Twelfth annual fundraising gala offers cuisine from Alligator Soul, Chef Nick Mueller & Company, Gottlieb & Cohen New South Kosher, The Cookie Bar & Grill and more. Thursday, May 10, 6-10pm at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. For tickets and more information, call 912-651-5300.

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency

shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and toilet paper. Please visit for directions.

Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk

Run, walk, or roll in Senior Citizens, Inc.’s 2nd Annual Miles for Meals 5k held on Saturday, May 12 at 8 a.m. at Daffin Park. Race proceeds benefit the Meals On Wheels program of Senior Citizens, Inc., which feeds hundreds of homebound seniors each day, while at the same time offering them a friendly midday visit. Register at Fleet Feet or at $30 through May 10; and $35 at Packet Pick Up and Race Day Information: (912) 236-0363 or visit www.

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp out Hunger! Food Drive,

Donate food to Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia by leaving a bag of non-perishable food next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will collect the donations on May 12 while delivering the mail. Join staff and volunteers at America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia from 5-8 pm to receive and sort the food that is continues on p. 38




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collected during this amazing drive. More information at 912-236-6750 or www.

Sixth Annual Savannah Mile Run

Benefiting The 200 Club. Sat. May 26, 8am. Run begins at Forsyth Park and continues one mile north on Drayton Street, finishing on Broughton Street. Includes five age group heats and a Fun Run Family Heat. Registration: $20 through May 24, $25 May 25 & 26. Army Rangers and families are complimentary. To register, please visit The 200 Club online at For sponsorship information, call Renee Laurie at 912.238.1200 ext. 111 or email at rlaurie@

Speed Dating for “Kiss-A-Pig”

Kiss-a-Pig candidate Lisa Woodside with ASF Logistics hosts Speed Dating on Thurs., May 10, 6pm-until. Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay Street. $40 per person. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets and two bands. Speed Dating starts at 6:00 and ends at 8:00, but the party goes on forever. Proceeds benefit the Kiss-A-Pig funddraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Information: Katie Chancy at or 912-308-3111.

Sports Events to Benefit Bethesda Academy

Thurs, May 10, 7 pm. Sports Banquet featuring ESPN reporter Jeremy Schapp. Held at Bethesda Academy. Fri, May 11, 9am., Celebrity Golf Tournament, The Club at Savannah Harbor. Call 912-351-2061 or email to register for the Celebrity Golf Tournament or for banquet ticket information.

Call for Entries 2012 Pet Care and Adoption Fair Seeks Vendors

Pet and other Nonprofit Groups, and Vendors--The Second Annual Pet Care and Adoption Fair is May 19 from 11am-3pm at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School on Lamara Street, near Habersham Street and 62nd. Sponsored by the school and TailsSpin Pet Supplies.Booth rental is $50. Booth applications available at TailsSpin. Contact Jusak Yang Bernhard, jusak@ or Kayla Black, kaylab@, or call 912-691-8788.

Apply Now to Attend Culinary Arts Training Program

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is accepting candidates for its free program in Savannah that prepares students for jobs in the culinary field. Classes are 9am-12noon, Mon-Fri, for 18 weeks. Nine weeks in the classroom learning culinary theory and food safety, ServSafe certification, budgeting, resume writing, job interviewing, and assistance in obtaining a GED, if needed, and nine weeks of handson culinary experience, preparing meals for the food bank’s Kids Cafe sites. Sign up for a mandatory assessment no later than May 15. Information: Iris Holmes-McCraw, Director, Community Kitchen, 912-721-1798 or

City of Savannah Cultural Affairs: Grant Proposals Sought

2013 cultural proposals for City of Savannah funding are sought for three categories of programs: Cultural Education/Access; Festivals; and Cultural Tourism. Recipients must be a 501-c-3 nonprofit headquartered within Savannah city limits and must occur in Savannah during 2013 calendar year.

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Application deadline is Sat. July 7 at 5pm. Informational workshops for applicants will be held in May and June. Contact Michelle Hunter for workshop information or grant information at 912-651-6417 or mhunter@ More information on grants and workshops at www.savannahga. gov/cityweb/culturalaffairsweb.nsf.

Savannah Asian Festival Seeks Cultural Booths and Food Vendors

Savannah Asian Festival is June 23, 11am5pm. Food and cultural booths must be consistent with the theme of the festival. Food vendors must have a County Service Temporary Food Permit, Insurance, and understand food regulations and guidelines. Temporary food permits are $60. Booths for both food vendors and cultural vendors are $85. Submit participant application and temporary food permit to: Erin Seals, City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry Street, Savannah, GA 31401 no later than May 23. Forms are at Information: or 912-651-6417

Classes, Camps & Workshops 2012 Summer Art Camp

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, June 11 through August 24 at S.P.A.C.E. studios, 9 W. Henry St. Ten camp sessions will be offered for children, providing an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings. Includes sessions for ages 4-12. Fees $135 per session. $85 for the preschool half-days session. Call for complete information: 912-651-6783. or

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056. [122811]

Avatar® Info Hour

Are you interested in improving the world? Do you want to foster community locally and abroad? Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month to explore the Avatar tools and learn how to live your life deliberately. Call Brie at 912-429-9981 to RSVP and for location details. http://www.theavatarcourse. com. [041512]

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. [122811] Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit http:// [122811]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes.

Regular classes on boat handling, boating safety & navigation offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn from the experts. For dates & more information, visit our web site: or telephone Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656. [010912]

Coastal Georgia Master Naturalist Program

An introduction to Coastal Georgia’s natural environment. The ten-week course

meets at a different site each week and explores the natural resources of the site and its implications to how Georgia developed and will develop into the future. Wednesdays from March 28-June 6. 9am-3pm. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to each class venue. Fee: $150.00. CIncludes all materials necessary for the course Contact Don Gardner, Glynn County Extension ; (912) 554-7578 or Pat Payne, Glynn County Extension ; (912) 554-7577. Sponsored by UGA Cooperative Extension- Bryan, Chatham, Glynn and Liberty Counties and other organizations.

Course on “The Four Agreements”

A course on The Four Agreements, a book by Don Miguel Luis, will be held on Tuesdays, beginning June 5 through June 26. Time: 6:30pm to 8pm. Location: Unity Church of Savannah, 2324 Sunset Blvd., Savannah, GA 31405. Registration: $10 per person by June 1, 2012. Contact Lydia Rose Stone 912-704-0798.

Creativity for Problem Solving Power.

Explore imagination, idea generation and creative thinking, while learning an array of problem solving tools and techniques. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5/8- 5/17/2012, 6:30-8:30 pm. http://ceps.georgiasouthern. edu/conted/problemsolving.html Offered through Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Program at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Call for fee information. Register online or by phone at 855-478-5551 (toll-free).

Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138.

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $30/session. Information: 912-443-0410. [122811

English for Second Language Classes

Students of all ages are invited to learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. Free. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 E Savannah. 912-897-3604. Contact: James Lavin or Minister John LaMaison www. [020512]

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at or 912-354-6686. [122811]

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. [122811]

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 9:30 am and Wednesdays 6:00 pm at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 drop-in, $12 - 6 classes. For more info contact Elaine Alexander, GCFP

at 912-223-7049 or elaine.alexander@ymail. com. [040112]

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [122811]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail. com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [122811]

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987 [122811]

Homeschool Music Classes

Affordable group music classes offered in Savannah and Guyton. Contact Brian at 912-414-5625 for more information. [041512]

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or www.

Kids Pottery Camp 2012

June 11-Aug. 24th, Pick from 10 different weeks of camps. Young ceramic artists can let their imaginations soar as they learn to create wonderful works of art. Campers will cover a wide variety of ceramic techniques including both hand building and the potter’s wheel. All camps are weekly, 9am-12noon, $150.00 per camp. Contact: Lisa Alvarez Bradley 912-5094647. Camp held at The Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401.

Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912713-2718 for more information. [122811]

Learn to Speak Spanish

Spanish lessons offered by an experienced native speaker. Flexible schedule and affordable rates. Classes are held at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse. Call 912-5411337. [122811]

Microsoft Excel I

A two-part, 6-hour course covering the basic Excel environment, creating and opening workbooks, navigating the Excel working screen, formatting and navigating worksheets, entering data, entering labels, and creating and working with charts. Tues., May 29 and Thurs., May 31. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Information 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasou thern. edu Fee: $75.

Microsoft Word II

Tuesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 17.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music

A small privately owned studio offering Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes. www.

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, drums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, flute, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or [122811]

New Horizons Adult Band Program

A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info. [122811]

Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publishing your work. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes and mentoring, as well as manuscript critique, ebook formatting and more. Send an email to for pricing and scheduling information. [010812]

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or www. [122811]

Painting and Drawing Lessons

Small group and private instruction offered by local painter Melinda Borysevicz. SCAD graduate with 15 years professional experience. Phone: 912.484.6415, email:, or visit [02052012]

PowerPoint for Pastors and Church Leaders

Thurs, May 17, 11am-3pm at The Exchange on Waters. An educational and training session in PowerPoint presentation software that embraces the range, interest and needs of the Church Leader. Learn the fundamentals and basic functions of PowerPoint. Fee $99. Register at www.

ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore

1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two internet-ready computers. [122811]

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment

Discussion Group

Energy Healers

Islands MOPS

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Saturday at 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds, and better investing. Meetings take place at Panera Bread on Bull and Broughton. Contact us at for more information. [122811 Offering a variety of business classes. 801 E. Gwinnett Street. Call 652-3582. [122811]

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. For more information call 912-655-0994 or visit [122211]

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Henry St @ E Broad, Mon/Tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. SCAD students and alumni $5 discount. Call 786-247-9923,, www.anitraoperadiva. com [122811]

Clubs & Organizations Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. beginning 2/21/2012. The aim of Savannah Authors Autonomous is to encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Savannah Association for the Blind (SAB), 214 Drayton Street. Founded by British writer Christopher Scott (more than a dozen published books) and local writer Alice Vantrease (one published novel, optioned for a potential Hollywood movie). All are welcome. No charge to attend. Contact: Alice Vantrease ( or 912-308-3208. [02052012]

Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, godzillaunknown@ or visit [122811]

Buccaneer Region SCCA

The local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit [122811]

Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 308-6768 for more info. [121211]

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Meet at Starbucks, corner of Victory Dr. & Skidaway Rd. in Savannah. Information: [122811] Starbucks,

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. http://www. [122811] Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso. Email, Kathleen Thomas: for more info. [122811]

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., Thunderbolt. [122811]

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area Korean War and World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. Honor Flight is seeking veterans interested in making a trip to Washington. For more info: (912) 596-1962 or [031812]

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: [122811] Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [121211]

Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [122811]

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Call 786-4508. [122811] Savannah


For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Come as you are, to experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Islands MOMSnext meets every first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. For more info or to register for a meeting, call (912)898-4344 or email http:// [122811]

Old Time Radio Researchers Group

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“Kaidoku” Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!!!


Offered by Georgia Southern’s Dept. of Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Document preparation, formatting, the find and replace capability, word count, thesaurus, outlines, references, cross-references, tables, databases, and tables of contents, forms, sections, custom auto-correcting, and macros, WordArt, SmartArt, and charts. Information: (912) 644-5967 or

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old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit www.otrr. org. [122811]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and third Wednesday. Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton St.). Call 233-6014 or visit Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for more info. [012212]

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 5965965. [122811]

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ or visit [86/010112] Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www. or call 912-353-3148 for more info. [122811]

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email or “like” the Savannah Adventure Club on Facebook. [122811]

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 for more info. [122811]

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www. and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [122811]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. [122811] Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 4296918 or email

Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and

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Savannah Jaycees

Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www.savannahjaycees. com [122811]

Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www. [122911]

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at [122911]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn.

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. [122911]

Savannah Writers Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-920-8891 for location. [122911] Savannah

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. For location and details, visit [122911]

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email [122911]

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit southernwings/ [86/010112]


Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free Spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first Monday of each month at 1pm. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514 [122911]

Tarde en Espanol

Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566. [122911]

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [122911]

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [122911]

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger, [122911]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Become part of the volunteer organization who assists the U.S. Coast Guard in the performance of their important duties. Meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Coed. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: www.savannahaux. com or telephone Al Townsend at 912-5987387. [122911]

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. [122911] Savannah

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@ for more information. [122911

Conferences “All Things Live Oak” Conference with Tours

Savannah Tree Foundation presents a day of speakers and tours celebrating Georgia’s state tree. Thursday, May 17, 9am-4:00pm, Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. Speakers: Dr. Kim Coder, UGA; Michael Murphy, arborist, Beaufort, SC; Dr. Don Ham, consulting arborist. Tours of the Candler Oak, the Majestic Oak, Wormsloe Historic Site, and other famous Savannah Live Oaks. Lunch included and Continuing Ed credits for arborists, architects and others. $50 for association members, $60 others. Other sponsors: Georgia Urban Forest Council and Trees South Carolina.

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes held in the new Abeni Cultural Arts dance studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail:

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info. [101711]

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. Or [122911]

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190. The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads. [122911]

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-596-0889 or [122911]

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit For info: cybelle@ or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [122911]

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [122911]

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [122911]

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact or 912-704-2052. [122911]

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329. [122911]

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info,

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Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www. or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. [122911]

Salsa Savannah

Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 8-9pm. For more info: www.salsasavannah. com, 912-704-8726. [122911]

Savannah Dance Club

“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn /Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. [122911]

Savannah Dance Club

“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn /Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. [122911]

Savannah Shag Club

Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. [122911]

Events Chocolate Tasting

Taste Single Origin American-Made Chocolate at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe on Friday, May 18 at 8pm. Learn about chocolate production, taste a variety of chocolate, and everything else you need to know to select a good bar of chocolate. E-mail $25/ person. thechocolatelab.

Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

Find them at various spots around town including Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm at Green Truck on Habersham, Thursdays 3-5:30pm at Bethesda Farmers’ Market and Saturdays 9-1 at Forsyth Farmers Market. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy and more. [050612]

St. Thomas Thrift Store 15th Anniversary Open House Saturday, May 19, 2-3pm. Volunteer recognition, drawing for prizes, refreshments. Free and open to the public. St. Thomas Thrift Store, 1126 E. Montgomery Crossroads.

Film & Video CineSavannah

A film series that seeks to bring new, firstrun films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: [122911]

Psychotronic Film Society

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednes-

day, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. Upcoming schedule: [122911]


Pole Dancing Class

Fitness A Mother’s Day Weekend “Power Walk”

Sat. May 19, 8am. Oglethorpe Mall Food Court Entrance, 7804 Abercorn St. Power Walk is an international 5K walk promoting active lifestyles, held in 40 cities around the world during Mother’s Day weekend. Hosted by Experience Works and Dress for Success Savannah. Fees: General $10. Students $5. Mom and me, $20. Registration: www. 8:00 a.m. Dayof-event registration. 8:20 Warm-up activities begin. 8:45 Walk. Information:


Beginner’s Belly Dance classes with “Cairo on the Coast”

Back to back belly dance classes and two unique styles of dance. Every Sunday, 12noon-1pm, American Cabaret style, energetic and fast paced. 1-2pm, Tribal Fusion, a slower, more controlled style of dance. Both sessions $24, or a one hour session $15, or 4/$48.00. Fitness, Body, and Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Contact Nicole at 912-596-0889. [122911]

Belly Drills

An intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit For info: or call 912414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [122911]

Bellydance Fusion Classes

Fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. Classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. Small classes held several days a week in downtown Savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. Contact Christa at 678-799-4772 or see [121811]

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email [122911]

Blue Water Yoga

Community donation based classes held at the Talahi Island Community Center. Tue. & Thur. 5:45 -7:00p Fri. 9:30-10:30a For info email egs5719@aol. com or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. [030812]

Fertility Yoga

Ongoing series of six week sessions of Fertility Yoga are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM at offices located at 100 Riverview Drive, off of Islands Expressway. Helps participants relax, start healthy habits to prepare their body and gain more confidence on the fertility journey. Instructor Ann Carroll, RYT 500. $100 for 6 week session. (912) 704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@ [122911]

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 continues on p. 42

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Free Yoga Classes with Erika Tate

Join us on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm for free Yoga Community classes (starts May 15). Build strength, increase flexibility and relieve stress in a supportive, encouraging environment. Adults and youth 12 years and older are welcome. Designed for all fitness levels. Mats available. Brought to you by bluknowledge, LLC and the City of Savannah/ Moses Jackson Advancement Center in West Savannah. Call (912) 525-2166 for information. Held at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410 B Richards Street.

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. [122911]

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit [122911]

Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.2380018. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Suite-A Ferguson Ave. [122911]

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesdays from 6-7:15pm at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr., and Thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 Riverview Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for each course. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail [122911

Savannah Disc Golf Club

Weekly events (Entry $5): Friday 5 pm Friday Night Flights. Sat. 10am-Luck of the draw Doubles. Sat. 1pm-Handicapped League. Tom Triplett Park, Hwy 80 W, Pooler. Sun. 10 am-Singles at the Sarge in Hardeeville, SC. Info: savannahdiscgolf. com or All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. [031812]

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. A great way get out on the water and to stay fit. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. or 781-267-1810 [122911]

The Yoga Room

Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912350-9031. [122911]

Zumba Fitness (R) classes

Mondays at 7:15-8:15. Located at The Ballet School, Studio B, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $7 per class or $60 for 10 classes. Contact April for more info. 912306-5598. [122911]

Zumba Fitness Classes with Anne

Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E Montgomery Crossroads, Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $5, Free if you bring a friend. (912) 596-1952. [010912]

Zumba Fitness Classes with Mai

Monday 8:30am-9:30 am, Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 G. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 per class Saturdays 8:30 am-9:30am, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [011412]

Gay & Lesbian

• “Thirsty” Thurs: Drink & Dance Specials All Night • Fri & Sat: 5-for-$15 Bud Buckets • Sun: S.I.N. Night: No Cover for S.I.N. Employees

12oz Prime Rib Dinner $10.95 • Tues: 2-4-1 V.I.P. Dances & Drink Specials All Night! • Mon, Wed, Sat: 50¢ wings during Happy Hour (4pm-7pm) HAPPY HOUR DAILY 4PM-7PM Military Gets In Free Every Night! $6 Lunch special daily MON-SAT 11AM-3AM, SUN 5PM-2AM

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611. [122911]

Health Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-356-3688 for information. [122911]

Free Blood Pressure Checks

The Community Cardiovascular Council reminds you to get a free blood pressure check at the Savannah Fire Department’s area Fire Stations. Look for the “Free Blood Pressure Check” sign in front of each station. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a stroke or heart attack. For more information about high blood pressure, contact the Council at 232-6624 or visit [031812]

Free Course for Caregivers.

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or [122911] True Colors AA Group, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Sundays at 7:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Thursdays at 7:00 pm at 307 E Harris St, top floor. [030412] Savannah

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech & Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. [122911]

Gay AA Meeting

Free hearing & speech screening

Georgia Equality Savannah

Health Care for Uninsured People

Savannah Pride, Inc.

• Wed: 12oz Prime Rib Dinner $10.95

What Makes A Family

The Community Care Services Program will offer free six-week courses designed to help those who provide care for friends or family members with a chronic illness. Classes begin April 4 and June 6. Contact 912-644-5217 for more information.

First City Network Board Meeting

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. [122911] Savannah

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Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. SPs mission of unity through diversity, and social awareness has helped promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South, and organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride. com. [122911]

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email or visit www.

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for primary health for the uninsured of Chatham County. The center, located at 1302 Drayton, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 912-443-9409. [021912]

Healthcare for the Uninsured

St. Mary’s Health Center,1302 Drayton St.. is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Free of charge. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 912-443-9409. [122911]

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, www. [122911] Savannah

Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes offered by St. Joseph’s/ Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John. S. Delaware Center from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. On Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, the classes are held at the center on 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). For more information, call 912-447-6605. [022612]

Planned Parenthood Hotline

12 N. LATHROP AVE. | 233-6930 | NOW HIRING CLASSY ENTERTAINERS Turn right @ the Great Dane statue on Bay St.

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-

no cover

7154. [122911]

Workshop: Preventing Strokes

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn Street, present s“Preventing Strokes” on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7pm. Refreshments are provided. Information or to pre-register, call 447-6605.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age-appropriate programs and related handouts. [122911]

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-7865917 or visit [122911]

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center , 711 Sandtown Rd., offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, [122911]

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or www. [122911]

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. Vaccinations: $12.00, with $2.00 per vaccination donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. [122911]

St. Almo

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912234-3336. [122911]

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. [122911]

Savannah Storytellers

The Savannah Storytellers are re-forming on Feb 16. Weekly meetings to follow. Bess Chappas will offer workshop on first meeting. Call. Wallace Moye 354-0048. Call for reservation (limited seating). Janice at 912-224-2904. [021212]

Tea time at Ola’s

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth

Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. [122911]

childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, or call 912-3554704. 2320 Sunset Blvd.

Religious & Spiritual

Sports & Games

Service of Compline

Apply to be a Ref! Roller Derby Referees

Wanted! The Service of Compline at Christ Church savannah’s premier adult playground! Tuesday, May 15 is Derby Referee Info is moving: same music, same service, same Night. Pizza, drinks, fun and information choir, same preacher--different location. on becoming a roller derby referee, 6 p.m. Beginning Sunday, December 11 the Christ at Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Drive. Church Service of chanted Compline by Information: 912-220-9744, or www.savancandlelight will be held at historic dent Presbyterian Church (corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe) every Sunday night Roller Derby--Wreck Night-Session II at 9:00p.m. “Come, say good night to God.” A weekly, lower-impact, fun course and [121211] workout in roller derby, 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29 through September 11 at the Garden A New Church in the City, For the City. City Gym. Online registration only by May 29. We will gather on Sunday mornings beginInformation: 912-220-9744 or www.savanning February 5th at Bryson Hall (5 East Perry St.) on Chippewa Square at 10:30 am. www.edenvilSavannah Bike Polo Like us on Facebook: SavanLike regular polo, but with bikes instead nah Church Plant. [011412] of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. for more Guided Silent Prayer information. [122911] A couple of songs done acoustically, about 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and a Team In Training Info Meeting and Fall few minutes to receive prayer if you want Season Kick-Off Party (or remain in silence). A mid-week rest and Learn more about how you can complete re-focus. 6:45-8pm on Wednesdays at the a triathlon, full or half marathon with the Vineyard Church. 615 Montgomery St. (beTeam In Training program. All levels of athhind Blowin’ Smoke BBQ). www.vineyardsaletes - walkers, runners, cyclists, beginners [122911] or advanced - are welcome. Together we train to beat cancer! Meetings held at four Savannah Zen Center Meditation, Classes & Events are held at continues on p. 44 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: or visit us on Facebook. [122911] Soka Gakkai of America

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121. [122911]

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different locations in Savannah/Chatham on 4/18, 5/16, 5/24, 5/30. See website for locations on these dates. Kick off party and info is June 7, 5:00-6:00 pm - Drop in for more info and to sign up 6:30-8:30pm - Kick-Off Party for all registered Fall season participants. Mercer Auditorium at Hoskins Center (on Memorial Health campus), East 66th St.


(March 21–April 19) In one of your past lives, I think you must have periodically done something like stick your tongue out or thumb your nose at pretentious tyrants –– and gotten away with it. At least that’s one explanation for how confident you often are about speaking up when everyone else seems unwilling to point out that the emperor is in fact wearing no clothes. This quality should come in handy during the coming week. It may be totally up to you to reveal the truth about an obvious secret or collective delusion. Can you figure out a way to be relatively tactful as you say what supposedly can’t or shouldn’t be said?


(April 20–May 20 Taurus actor Daniel Day Lewis will star as American president Abraham Lincoln in a film to be released later this year. Hollywood insiders report that Lewis basically became Lincoln months before the film was shot and throughout the entire process. Physically, he was a dead ringer for the man he was pretending to be. Even when the cameras weren’t rolling, he spoke in the cadences and accent of his character rather than in his own natural voice. It might be fun for you to try a similar experiment in the coming weeks, Taurus. Fantasize in detail about the person you would ultimately like to become, and then imitate that future version of you.


(May 21–June 20) The idea of a housewarming party comes from an old British tradition. People who were moving would carry away embers from the fireplace of the home they were leaving and bring them to the fireplace of the new home. I recommend that you borrow this idea and apply it to the transition you’re making. As you migrate toward the future, bring along a symbolic spark of the vitality that has animated the situation you’re transitioning out of.


(June 21–July 22) My friend Irene has a complicated system for handling her cats’ food needs. The calico, Cleopatra, demands chicken for breakfast and beef stew at night, and all of it absolutely must be served in

a pink bowl on the dining room table. Caligula insists on fish stew early and tuna later. He wants it on a black plate placed behind the love seat. Nefertiti refuses everything but gourmet turkey upon waking and beef liver for the evening repast. If it’s not on the basement stairs, she won’t touch it. I’m bringing your attention to this, Cancerian, because I think you could draw inspiration from it. It’s in your interests, at least temporarily, to keep your loved ones and allies happy with a coordinated exactitude that rivals Irene’s.


(July 23–Aug. 22) The moon’s pale glow shimmers on your face as you run your fingers through your hair. In your imagination, 90 violins play with sublime fury, rising toward a climax, while the bittersweet yearning in your heart sends warm chills down your spine. You part your lips and open your eyes wide, searching for the words that could change everything. And then suddenly you remember you have to contact the plumber tomorrow, and find the right little white lie to appease you–know–who, and run out to the store to get that gadget you saw advertised. Cut! Cut! Let’s do this scene again. Take five. It’s possible, my dear, that your tendency to overdramatize is causing you to lose focus. Let’s trim the 90 violins down to ten and see if maybe that helps.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) “We all need a little more courage now and then,” said poet Marvin Bell. “That’s what I need. If you have some to share, I want to know you.” I advise you to adopt his approach in the coming days, Virgo. Proceed on the assumption that what you need most right now is to be braver and bolder. And consider the possibility that a good way to accomplish this goal is by hanging around people who are so intrepid and adventurous that their spirit will rub off on you.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) In the Byrds’ 1968 song “Fifth Dimension,” the singer makes a curious statement. He says that during a particularly lucid state, when he was simply relaxed and paying attention, he saw the great blunder his teachers had made. I encourage you to follow that lead,

Libra. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now would be an excellent time for you to thoroughly question the lessons you’ve absorbed from your important teachers –– even the ones who taught you the best and helped you the most. You will earn a healthy jolt as you decide what to keep and what to discard from the gifts that beloved authorities have given you.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) What are the most beautiful and evocative songs you know? What are the songs that activate your dormant wisdom and unleash waves of insight about your purpose here on earth and awaken surges of gratitude for the labyrinthine path you have traveled to become the person you are today? Whatever those tunes are, I urge you to gather them all into one playlist, and listen to them with full attention while at rest in a comfortable place where you feel perfectly safe. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you need a concentrated dose of the deepest, richest, most healing emotions you can tap into.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Tourists rarely go to the South American nation of Guyana. That’s mostly because much of it is virgin rain forest and there are few amenities for travelers. In part it’s also due to the reputation–scarring event that occurred there in 1978, when cult–leader Reverend Jim Jones led a mass suicide of his devotees. Last year, after travel writer Jeff Greenwald announced his trip to Guyana, his friends responded with a predictable joke: “Don’t drink the Kool–Aid!” –– a reference to the beverage Jones spiked with cyanide before telling his followers to drink up. But Greenwald was glad he went. The lush, tangled magnificence of Guyana was tough to navigate but a blessing to the senses and a first–class adventure. Be like him, Sagittarius. Consider engaging with a situation that offers challenging gifts. Overcome your biases about a potentially rewarding experience.

days, Capricorn. Let it motivate you to lay claim to all the potential spaciousness and independence and leeway that are just lying around going to waste. According to my understanding of the astrological omens, you have a sacred duty to cultivate more slack as if your dreams depended on it. (They do!)


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) If you’ve been tuning in to my horoscopes during the past months, you’re aware that I have been encouraging you to refine and deepen the meaning of home. You know that I have been urging you to get really serious about identifying what kind of environment you need in order to thrive; I’ve been asking you to integrate yourself into a community that brings out the best in you; I’ve been nudging you to create a foundation that will make you strong and sturdy for a long time. Now it’s time to finish up your intensive work on these projects. You’ve got about four more weeks before a new phase of your life’s work will begin.


(Feb. 19–March 20) Is your BS–detector in good condition? I hope so, because it’s about to get a workout. Rumors will be swirling and gossip will be flourishing, and you will need to be on high alert in order to distinguish the laughable delusions that have no redeeming value from the entertaining stories that have more than a few grains of truth. If you pass those tests, Pisces, your reward will be handsome: You’ll become a magnet for inside information, valuable secrets, and unusual but useful clues that come from unexpected sources.

Support Groups Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics of all ages. The message of the Al-Anon Family Groups is one of strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Al-Anon, for adults, and Alateen, for young people ages 13-19, is a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races and walks of life in an inspiring endeavor: helping themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic. Meetings are held daily throughout Savannah and the surrounding area. Check for meeting information and times, or call 912598-9860 for information. [030412]

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-356-3688 for information. [122911]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Families Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts caregivers and families support groups for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Locations and days: Every 2nd Monday at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. Every 2nd Thursday, 5:30pm, at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143.

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. [122911]

Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. [122911]

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Meets Tuesdays at 5:20om, at First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street. Survivor’s and care providers welcome. Enter via Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-819-7053. [122911]

Cancer support group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For anyone living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-5704. [122911]

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Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633. [122911]

“You have more freedom than you are using,” says artist Dan Attoe. Allow that taunt to get under your skin and rile you up in the coming

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Next meeting: Sat., April 28, 10:30am at Candler Hospital’s Marsh Auditorium, 5356 Reynolds St. in Savannah.

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

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Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Room 250. A group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. [122911]

Families Anonymous

A world wide twelve-step self-help support program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has a new group in Savannah. Thursdays at 7:30PM at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Information: 912-660-6845 or email [011412]

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743. [122911]

Gambling problem?

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Grief Support Group

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit [122911]

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered from, or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/ or Diabetes problems. One Tuesday per month. Topic for May 15, 6pm. -Breaking the Food Seduction Cycle. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall) Contact, Jeff: 912598-8457; email: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org [011212]

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Multiple Sclerosis support group

Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets weekly. Call Donna at 912-350-5616. http:// [122911]

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Memorial Health University Medical Center, http://www. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. [122911] discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. [86/010712]

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. [122911]

National Alliance On Mental Illness Connection Support Group

A weekly 90 minute support group for any with a mental health diagnosis. Free & open to the public. We also have a weekly family support group. Both groups meet on Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm. Both are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Free and open to the public. [122211]

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit to locate a meeting. [122911]

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666. [122911]

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 912-2337273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. [122911]

Spinal Injury Support Group

Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. http://www.memorialhealth. com/ [122911]

Support Group for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Sponsored by Savannah Educational Consultants and Royce Learning Center. Professionally led support groups will be held on the 4th Monday of each month, 6-7:30pm. Meetings will be held at Royce Learning Center, at 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Contact Laurel Brady, 912-659-

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

Support Group for People with HIV/AIDS

For more information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912-231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS. [122911]

Teens Nurturing Teens

A support group for teens that have a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. For more information, call 912-819-5704. [021912]

Teens With No One to Turn To

Are you between the ages of 11-18, or a concerned parent of a teen? Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter can help. 912-234-4048 or www.parkplaceyes. org. [122911]

Volunteers Community Cardiovascular Council

Clerical and medical volunteers needed for non-profit working to eliminate heart disease. Flexible shifts and training provided. Staff the reception desk, answer phones, light administrative work, etc. Medical volunteers take blood pressure readings and assist in computer data management. 912232-6624 or [021212]

Good Samaritan Clinic

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call 912-964-4326. [122911]

Island Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Island Hospice, THA Group’s non-profit hospice service, is looking for volunteers in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort,

Jasper, Hampton, Charleston and Colleton Counties in South Carolina. Information 888-842-4663 or visit [050512]

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 912-6523661. [122911]

Medical Professional Volunteers Needed

St. Joseph’s Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, is looking for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Located at 1302 Drayton Street, the center also needs non-clinical volunteers to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston at 912-443-9409. [021912]

Oatland Island Education Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call (912) 395-1500. 711 Sandtown Rd. http://www.oatlandisland. org/ [122911]

Pre-school Volunteers Needed

St. Mary’s Community Center is looking for early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. The program is offered Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. Please call Artinique Thomas at 912-447-0578.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Share your time and special talents with others, join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA (the Equal Opportunity Authority). Through RSVP, seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you serve from many local agencies. Information: call Linda Fields at 238-2960 ext. 123. [041912]

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Help in the “home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteers also are needed to provide home-cooked meals for families staying at the house. Volunteer internships also available for college students. 4710 Waters Ave., Nikole Layton, 912-356-5520. http://www. [122911]

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

Needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at

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Recently renovated 2BR Apt., total electric, washer/dryer hookups. Convenient location. $655/month. 656-5000 GARDEN CITY near Port, Gulf Stream, Schools. Mobile home park lots, small park. $190/month. 843-757-9433, 843-384-8454


Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available.



MOVE-IN SPECIALS AVAILABLE 22 Waterstone Circle: 3BR/2BA, newly built, Salt Creek Landing Subd. 2-car garage, pool, LR, DR, laundry room, CH&A, fenced backyard $1200/month 1605 Grove St. Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA, 2-story house, hardwood floors, LV, DR, laundry room, kitchen w/appliances, CH&A, fenced yard $725/mth, MUST SEE! 1719 Legrande St. 2BR/1BA house, LR, DR, hardwood floors, laundry room, kitchen w/appl. CH&A,fenced yard, $665/month. 2BR/1BA Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors,carpet, paint, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $595-$650/month, utilities may be added to rent if requested. 912-844-3974 SECTION 8 WELCOME By Daffin Park: 2BR/1BA APARTMENT: Refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer hookup, central heat/air. $625/month + $625 deposit. No pets. 912-657-4583

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•2009 Atlantic Ave. Large 3BR house, gas heat $600/mo. + sec. •1202 McCarthy: 2BR Apt., gas heat, window A/C $450 + sec. •2106 Hawthorne Ave: 2BR House $450/month + sec. •109 West 41st: Lower 1BR Apt., 1.5BA, central heat/air $500 + sec. Call Lester @ 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650 FULL APTS. (1BR, LR, kitchen, bath)Paid Weekly, Furnished, No sharing. Quiet area,on busline. Utilities included. $200/week $100/dep. 821 Amaranth. 912-441-5468 Good Music Is Food For The Soul. Find it online in Soundboard at

7315 GARFIELD: 3BR/2BA, freshly painted, fenced backyard, single car garage. Movein Ready! $1000/month + deposit. MIDDLEGROUND SPECIAL! Rooms for rent: Southside location. Rooms remodeled. CH&A, $115-$125/week. $50/deposit. Call 912-272-5396


Large 3BD/2BA & 2BD/2BA remodeled mobile homes in nice Garden City mobile home park. Pool, basketball court, playground, clubhouse. Low down affordable payments. Credit check required. Call Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675.

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•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656 TWO & Three Bedroom Apts. for Rent. $500/month & Up. Call 912-232-3355 or 912-224-1876 rooms for rent 895


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SAVE $$$$ MOVE-IN SPECIALS Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410.


CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln Street. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

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Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMMATES WANTED Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer. On busline. No drugs. Starting at $125/week. 912-272-6919

LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. FORD F-150 FLARESIDE, 1992Good body. Engine needs some work. Perfect for part time mechanic. $1,000. 912-682-1006 NISSAN Maxima CLE, 2000- Sunroof, Great fix-me-up. 20” Rims. Best offer. Call 912-335-1161 SATURN, 1997- Automatic, cold AC, 4 door, very clean, runs super $1950. 912-441-2150 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940


Fully furnished, central heat/air, cable. No deposit. Safe environment. $125-$150 weekly & $450-$550 monthly. 912-228-1242 SPECIAL THIS WEEK! Furnished Apts. $170 & Up per week. $85 moves you in! Utilities & cable furnished, private bath & kitchen. No deposit required. First week 1/2 price. 912-342-3840, Jack. 912-695-7889, Cody.

HARLEYDAVIDSON FXRS, 1988Garage kept, color blue, custom paint, nice chrome. 61,292 miles $6,000.00 912-335-2501 Boats & accessories 950

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For Sale - 1994 Buick Park Avenue. Green/leather interior. $3000 firm. Call 912-961-5671. CHEVROLET Blazer, 1994- 4 door, automatic, cold AC, runs great. $1,950. 912-441-2150 CHEVROLET Pickup, 2006- Extended cab, 4WD, Onstar, all the extras. Like new condition. $16,000. Call 478-494-1886

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