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Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Haydn & Bruch

The Heart of a Saturday Night: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey

Saturday, April 2 8:00PM Lucas Theatre

Saturday, April 2 9:00 PM Trustees Theater

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Reading of ‘A Christmas Memory’

What: Retired

English professor Bob Strozier reads Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Cost: Free When: Sun.

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rette first evening followed by an open house at the new office. When: Wed. Dec. 8, 5:30-9 p.m., Thu. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1-5 PM Where: Creative Coast office, 15 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public

When: Sat. Dec. 11 Where: Wilderness Southeast Cost: $20/adults, $10/kids 12 and under Info:

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The Journey continues



for a complete listing of this week’s music go to: soundboard.

What: Savannah Christian Church re-creates

an interactive version of Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. When: Wed. Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., Thu. Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m., Fri. Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m. Where: Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. , Cost: $5/person, $20/family Info:

Theater: Diva Daughters Dupree

What: A staged reading of comedy by Kim

Euell about three African American sisters.

When: Wed. Dec. 8 & 9, 7 p.m. Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater, 9 W.



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Henry St. Cost: $5 Info:

Psychotronic Xmas Horror Film

What: A screening of the acclaimed new

Finnish horror film “Rare Exports” with proceeds benefiting Second Harvest. When: Wed. Dec. 08, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. , Cost: $6 or 5 canned food items

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river and ocean. Reservations requested.

The Journey continues at Savannah Christian Church all week and through the weekend Where: Coastal Ga. Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: Free for CWA members, $10/public Info:




What: Times vary during the week. Full

schedule available at Civic Center website. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe St. Cost: $7 Info:

Theater: Scrooge

What: Savannah Children’s Theatre presents

an adaptation of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.”

When: Fri. Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 11, 3

p.m., Sun. Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $12-15 Info:

Theater: Black Nativity

Ralphie Parker’s quest for a BB Gun.

presents Langston Hughes’ re-interpretation of Luke’s story of Christ’s birth. When: Fri. Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 11, 3 & 7 p.m. , Sun. Dec. 12, 3 & 7 p.m. Where: New Covenant Church , 2201 Bull St. Cost: $10

p.m., Sat. Dec. 11, 3 & 8 p.m.

Theater: Sleeping Indoors


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What: Guided trip about interplay of beach,

What: Performing Arts Collective

A Christmas Story



When: Thu. Dec. 9, 8 p.m., Fri. Dec. 10, 8 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louis-

ville Rd. Cost: $10, active military free w/ reservation Info:

Lecture: Transnational Crime

What: Randy Grubb is Executive Director

of the Cyber Security Research Institute at AASU, discusses crime syndicates and technology. Savannah Council on World Affairs. When: Thu. Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

What: City Lights presents a comedy written

by Jim Holt about empty nesters who adopt a homeless guy for the holidays. When: Dec. 10, 8 p.m., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry St. Cost: $10

Humane Society Book Sale

What: Stock up on winter reading! All books

are 25 cents. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Rain date is Dec. 18. When: Sat. Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Humane Society of Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.

A Celtic Christmas

What: A holiday performance featuring fid-

dler/singer Moira Nelligan and more.

When: Sat. Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802

Abercorn St. Cost: $17/adv, $20/door



Film: Howl (USA, 2010)

What: James Franco stars as iconic

beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

When: Sun. Dec. 12, at 2, 5, & 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louis-

ville Rd. Cost: $7

Holiday Show

What: Kelly Creek Dance Studio presents a

show full of holiday music and dance. When: Sun. Dec. 12, 5 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton Cost: $24 Info: 912-525-5050



Leslie Nielsen Tribute - Forbidden Planet (1956, USA)

What: Main inspiration for original Star Trek. Starring the late Leslie Nielsen as the romantic lead (!). When: Wed., December 15, 8pm Where: The Sentient Bean Cost: $6 Info:


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One afternoon last week, most of the eastside lost power in one of Savannah’s increasingly frequent brownouts. Many traffic lights were out at the peak of rush hour. Georgia Power is the company responsible for keeping our lights on. They’re set to give you a big rate hike starting Jan. 1. You’ll have time to think about that the next time you wait your turn to navigate a treacherous Savannah intersection with no traffic lights. Georgia Power’s parent firm is Southern Company. Here’s how huge U.S. corporations like Southern Co. are “suffering” through the recession: They’re sitting on nearly $3 trillion in cash reserves. In fact, American corporations just finished their best quarter ever. As in, their most profitable quarter in all of U.S. history. Yet we’re still in a recession. The lights are still out. Up in Manhattan, investment banks like Goldman Sachs took about a trillion dollars in bailout money — courtesy of the last two presidents and of you, the taxpayer — and another three trillion in low–interest “emergency” loans from the Federal Reserve. They then sat on the money — gave each other bonuses with it — without lending it. Even though the entire point of the bank bailout was to get the banks to lend money again. In any other business this would be called embezzlement and fraud. In a third world

country it would be called looting the treasury. We’d make condescending jokes about it and Jimmy Carter would go and observe their elections. That someone hasn’t gone to jail for this is an everlasting indictment against our leaders and the people who vote for them. Future historians will struggle to explain it in a scholarly context. (History buffs will remember that the guillotine was once an appropriate punishment for this behavior. Indeed, China recently executed a public official for much less malfeasance.) Meanwhile, normal citizens are being asked to sacrifice for our country, because the deficit, all of a sudden, is our number one problem — bigger than jobs, bigger than terrorism, bigger than failing education, bigger than the two land wars in Asia we’re fighting. Have you noticed our definition of patriotism has subtly shifted? Sending used cellphones and blankets to “support the troops” is passé. Sacrificing to cut the deficit is all the rage. For the children.... I’ve learned over the years that whenever

someone tells me to do something “for the children,” I reach for my wallet to make sure it’s still there. That rule of thumb has never let me down. Meanwhile, here’s what we’re doing for the children today: Unemployment benefits for millions of American families ran out last week because Republicans in Congress, emboldened by recent success at the polls, refused to vote to extend them — supposedly because they add to the deficit, but really because it makes a great bargaining chip for extending the Bush tax cuts for the upper two percent of earners. If unemployment benefits aren’t extended, two million Americans could go without food and heat this Christmas unless something is done. Children could face homelessness in the new year throughout the U.S. So to keep the children safe from the big, bad deficit tomorrow, we’re threatening to put them out on the streets today. Charles Dickens would have rejected this as a plot device too unbelievable to use. To give you an example of how intellectually and morally bankrupt things have become, the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent of the population, if extended, will add over $700 billion to the deficit over the next decade. We’re always told that tax cuts for the wealthy promote job growth. Amazingly, people continue to believe this — and politicians continue to tout this — despite decades of evidence to the contrary. The Bush administration created only three million net jobs over its eight years, as opposed to 23 million created continued on next page

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under President Clinton, when the tax rate on the wealthy was higher. I guess I don’t have to remind you that things haven’t gotten any better under President Obama with the Bush tax cuts still in effect. Savannah’s favorite Republican, Jack Kingston adds a new wrinkle to the old chestnut. He made the rounds last week on the news channels framing the issue not as helping the upper two percent, but of helping “small businesses.” I don’t make light of Kingston; this January in the new Congress he has a better than even chance of being chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. In other words, he could very soon be one of the most powerful people in America. You don’t get that job by being stupid, and to put it bluntly, nor do you get it by giving a hoot about small business. Either way, the fix is in. The sacrifices of everyday Americans in the name of deficit–cutting — a definition which has been stretched to include things which add to the deficit, such as giving the rich a tax break — are great today. You will be asked to make even greater sacrifices tomorrow. President Obama’s bipartisan deficit reduction commission recommended that the wealthy and corporations be given more tax cuts while you get the pleasure of (drum roll)... Retiring later and for fewer benefits! Big corporations, meanwhile, demonstrate their patriotism and sense of sacrifice by taking their hoarded cash and their tax cuts and offshoring your jobs to other countries — often countries that are hostile to us — without fear of investigation or retribution. Surely something must be in it for us, you say. All our sacrifice cannot be for nothing. Surely our patriotism will be rewarded. Of course it will. It’s for the children! THE GOOD NEWS: Lest you think that all we do here is dwell on the bad guys, for a look at some local people and companies who are doing the right thing by their customers and constituents— helping the environment while helping lower your electric bill — check out this week’s story by local alternative energy advocate/expert Jack C. Star on the City of Savannah’s fledgling, but exciting, geothermal energy program. Quietly but steadily, Savannah is becoming a regional leader in this fascinating, groundbreaking field. Maybe one day it will help the traffic lights stay on! cs

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Energy underground

Savannah embarks on an ambitious geothermal energy program by Jack C. Star

The secret to 24/7 free energy lies right under our feet. The earth absorbs the heat of the sun and retains it. As far as several hundred feet below the surface the temperature of the earth stays a constant 69 to 70 degrees. Geothermal systems capture this heat to warm buildings during the winter, then draw the heat out and pump it back underground to provide cooler air in the summer. No pollution, no greenhouse gasses, just a geothermal heat pump the size of a small refrigerator, with a useful life warranty of 20 years, quietly maintaining comfortable temperatures. The recent, and under–reported, symbolic groundbreaking of what will be the Savannah Gardens neighborhood redevelopment of Strathmore Estates unearthed the city’s game plan to provide geothermal energy to 150 single family homes. According to Martin Fretty, city director of housing, “We’re trying to find ways to put in both Smart Meters and geothermal.” If the city succeeds in this Eastside development, it will be the largest residential use of geothermal in the region. While geothermal installations have been sparse locally, the thrust for renewable energy, the demands for energy efficiency from architects, urban planners and developers, and even the passage of Amendment 4 to the Georgia Constitution, could result in rapid growth. Across town, Charles Davis, president of Earth Comfort Company, Inc., points to a circle of what looks like giant mud pies on the eventual parking lot of Phase II of Sustainable Fellwood, the mixed–housing development on West Bay Street. They are soil samples taken at various depths. Davis explains that the composition of the earth will help him determine how many boreholes will have to be dug to provide enough energy for the heating and air conditioning requirements of a new community center. Layers could be of sand, clay, gravel, slate, or rock. This test bore struck rock at 240 feet. A loop of tubing is fed into the hole and water circulated for 48 hours. Davis then collects the data and runs it through a computer to determine the conductivity of the earth – the rate at which the earth will give up its heat and absorb it. He then compares it to the projected energy demand of the community center and determines that 10 boreholes will have to be drilled at least 240 feet.

Charles Davis computing the values of the earth conductivity test; drilling the test bore at Sustainable Fellwood

The goal, he explains, is to provide 100 percent of the energy needed for heating and air conditioning of the center and 60 percent of the hot water. The impetus for geothermal at Savannah Gardens was given a boost by builder of affordable housing Gary Udinsky, GBU Construction LLC, and his son Andy. By chance they owned two building sites directly across the street from the northern border of Savannah Gardens. “We knew that the city had been talking about geothermal for awhile”, he says, “so we approached the city and decided to incorporate it.” They built two energy efficient houses. Their basic designs are different but both incorporate energy saving materials, Energy Star appliances and are built to EarthCraft standards. (EarthCraft is a green building certification program to help ensure that buildings and communities in the region meet strict criteria to save energy and water, ensure high indoor air quality, and protect natural resources.) According to Fretty, when the Udinskys proposed the addition of geothermal, he saw this as an opportunity to evaluate the process locally. It qualified for a Dream Maker 3 program, where the City provides incentives to builders of affordable housing. Mathew Chance of Byrd Heating and Air supervised the installation: “We

drilled bore holes 300 feet deep and spent three days on each building.” Byrd has been promoting geothermal, and Chance says he sees a lot of interest — though that hasn’t been translated to many orders. “There’s about an 11 to 14 percent return on investment, a federal tax credit of 30 percent, a $2500 state tax credit,” he notes. “The system provides domestic heat and cooling, and free hot water during the summer. Although a residential geothermal system costs from $6,000–$8,000 more than conventional heating and air conditioning, with tax breaks there’s a 3–4 year payback. It absolutely pays for itself.” Providing a low maintenance building package and lowering utility costs for homebuyers represent important goals of city–backed affordable housing, says Martin Fretty. “Geothermal could become a standard heating system,” he says. A second benefit: “Once installed the house is easier to sell.” Geothermal is still so new that Fretty is concerned that “appraisers and banks don’t always consider the added value. Perhaps one lender in every community and one or two appraisers take into consideration the use of high quality materials and energy efficiency.” Charles Davis concurs. “We spend a lot of time educating the public and we need to do more.”

er/dryer hookup, carpet, tile, blinds. “For low income families the cost of utilities represents a sizeable expense,” he says. The combination of geothermal heating, air conditioning and hot water combined with energy efficiencies should make a sharp dent in the budget. In addition, he installed a 33kW rooftop solar array on one community

center to help defray electricity usage. The recent passage of Amendment 4 that allows state entities to sign long term contracts with energy service companies should result in a continuing increase in demand for both geothermal and solar installations, says Davis. “These companies front the costs of equipment and installation and are

repaid over seven to ten years from projected energy savings,” he says. Davis has already been contacted by some of the largest companies in the field. The promise of alternate energy is beginning to be realized. cs To comment email us at

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He suggests an energy charette (intense design workshop) periodically as a way to gain better understanding. But Davis, who became a member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association in 1988 and is a persuasive advocate of geothermal, thinks we have to go beyond a single source of energy generation. He wants to move toward Zero Energy construction. As examples, he points to two projects his firm completed this year. They demonstrate that a geothermal installation works for renovations as well as new construction. The University of Georgia Marine Extension Laboratory has been undergoing an energy transformation. The 20–year–old 16,000 sq.ft. building is being used as an educational model for energy efficiency and conservation. All the gas heat was removed, and 70 boreholes, 250 ft. deep were drilled. Energy usage, with geothermal alone, dropped from 2600 kWh in June 2009 to 1400 kWh this year. Heated water will replace or supplement the building’s hot water heaters. Two pole–mounted grid–tied solar arrays that tract the sun, totaling 3kW, are installed, as well as a state–of–the–art bladeless Honeywell wind turbine, capable of generating 2,364 watts. All told the projected annual utility savings is $16,000 a year. In addition, the building sports a green roof and incorporates rainwater harvesting. The facility will also install pervious pavement, a cistern, rain garden and use of native drought and salt resistant native plants. As an example of what can be done to upgrade an aging housing development, Davis points to 20–year–old Woodvale Apartments, a low–income senior citizen complex in Cordele, Ga. Here the geothermal installation had to be threaded around existing trees and landscaping. Davis drilled 144 boreholes, 250 ft. deep for the geothermal loop, and each of the 86 units and two community centers has a small water–to–air heat pump. Atlanta–based developer Bill Rae, owner of the complex, had applied for and was awarded a state grant of stimulus funds. In addition to tax credits he used the funds for both energy efficiency and energy generation. All of the units were totally renovated. Kitchen and bath appliances and fixtures were all replaced, as were windows and doors, Each unit contains a new range/oven, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, microwave, wash-

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Gone to the dogs: From last minute grooming to practicing poses and finally being judged in the ring, dogs of all shapes and sizes were put to the test over the weekend.

The dog days of winter

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To the uninitiated, the first visit to a dog show is surreal. In the parking lot, a man in a tweed jacket holds a lopsided conversation with a border collie. Sitting beside a woman in a golf cart is a dalmatian with excellent posture. Greyhounds wear sweaters with a Southwestern motif. It’s as close as a person can get to inhabiting one of those C.M. Coolidge paintings of the dogs playing poker. For four days, the Savannah Kennel Club and the Beaufort Kennel Club host this annual event that is “like Westminster, only smaller because it’s not in Madison Square Garden,” explains SKC President and Show Chairman Kelly Meyer. More than 1,000 dogs arrive to com-

pete and many attendees have driven hundreds, and in some cases thousands of miles. “We normally have dogs from just about every state,” Meyer says. The parking lot is full of several rows of RVs and campers housing the dog show diehards. Those give way to vans,

trucks and cars of daytrippers and locals. Temporary pens and wire crates are scattered throughout the parking lot, many next to portable grooming tables. The competitive side of the dog show world is something like NASCAR or professional tennis. There are lots of dogs competing, but few ever make it to the highest level. First, a dog must be a champion, a status achieved by accumulating a certain amount of points in breed–specific competitions. After becoming a champion, every win at an American Kennel Club sanctioned show adds points to their total. The animals with the most points are considered to be top

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dog in their breed nationally, and earn invitations to events like Westminster. Thursday morning in Savannah is a long way from the hallowed company of Westminster victors. It’s like tryouts for the big game — dogs who are working to earn enough points to make it to champion status. With each day that passes there will be less dogs in the running for group titles. “They’re competing for these ribbons,” says Meyer holding up a pair of the awards stamped with gold lettering and an AKC logo. “These are points.” There’s a strange mix of competitive spirit and genuine love amongst the owners, similar to the emotion at pageants and other contests testing

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Golf carts, indecency and arson An off-duty officer was patrolling the Landings after a recent spree of mailbox vandalism. The officer saw a suspicious golf cart parked with its lights off occupied by a white male. The officer approached and the driver steered the golf cart toward him.

The officer asked him to stop, but he continued to drive slowly north on the cart path. The officer announced for him to stop over his P.A. system. The driver gave him a thumbs–up and kept driving. The officer notified Landings security of the rogue golf cart and his location. He passed the golf cart in his patrol car, and then because of the relatively slow speed of the cart, got out of his car and verbally told the driver to

stop. The driver complied. The officer asked the young man why he didn’t stop when asked initially, and he replied that he thought it was Landings security. The officer called his bluff and said that he’d announced he was a police officer, had turned on his siren lights, and the driver had ridden right past the marked cruiser. The young man consented to be searched because he had nothing to hide. A check of the golf cart revealed a cigarette pack containing a plastic baggy of what appeared to be marijuana. While arresting him for possession, he noticed the smell of alcohol coming from the man. A box of beer in the golf cart contained only empty bottles. The man’s father came to retrieve the golf cart so that it would not need to be towed. En route to the jail, the young man asked the officer if he felt good arresting him. The officer replied no, but that it was part of his job. The man apologized for causing him to have to fill out a lot of paperwork. The officer said that too was part of his job. • Shortly after midnight an officer saw two men laying on top of one

another on a bench in Live Oak Park. The first subject was wearing a black head stocking, a black shirt and blue jeans. The subject was laying on his back with his legs straddling the bench. The second subject was laying between the first subjects legs with his head facing down. On approaching the two men, the officer noted that the first subject had his pants down. The second subject jumped up and said “I didn’t do anything, I just came from church. As the subject was talking, the first guy took off running. The officer pursued but eventually lost sight of him after he cut between some houses and jumped a fence. The officer asked the second person who the first one was, he stated he didn’t know the man. He had approached him and asked him whether he would like to buy a Boston Butt for $30. The second subject said he didn’t have any money, so they made other arrangements. He was charged with being the park after hours among other things.

• A woman reported that someone set her garbage can on fire. She told an officer she needed the police report to document the incident. The officer noted the garbage can was almost entirely melted. • A man called police about 4:15 a.m. after a night downtown, to report harassing phone calls. He told the officer he had been downtown with his cousin and called for a cab. When the cab arrived there were already four people in it. During the ride unpleasant words were exchanged. After arriving home, he began receiving phone calls from the people in the cab. They said sexually derogatory things to his cousin, and then said they were going to kick his ass. The man gave the police the phone number from which the calls originated. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

So Mike, did the bastards who kept you locked up in that basement for the past 65 years really give you no access to information at all? If so, brace yourself for some news: First, a black guy is president. Second, the Cubs still haven’t won a World Series. Third, radiation from atomic explosions is seriously bad. In fairness, few today realize how many explosions there were. Prior to the 1963 atmospheric test ban treaty, the atomic powers (the U.S. and the former Soviet Union mostly, but also the UK, China, and France) among them detonated 502 nuclear devices with a total yield equivalent to 440 million tons of TNT at aboveground sites. These tests (plus, of course, the two bombs dropped on Japan) threw vast amounts of radioactive crud into the air. The impact on instrument making was the least of the consequences. Global radiation exposure per person peaked in 1963. Scientists at the time estimated that radiation-induced genetic, bone, and bone marrow disease in children born during maximum fallout would be on the order of 5 percent above normal. To gauge how bad things were, researchers built “iron rooms,” shielded chambers in which people could be tested to see how much radioactivity they’d absorbed. These rooms had thick steel


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I recently saw a TV special with a segment about the German fleet that scuttled itself at Scapa Flow after World War I. They mentioned that metal salvaged from those ships was valuable to instrument makers because it hadn’t been exposed to radiation from the atomic blasts at the end of World War II and later. Why is this metal different from metal recently mined and forged? It doesn’t make sense that underwater steel would be more protected from radiation than ore still in the ground. Also, does radiation released in the last 65 years from atomic explosions really have that great an impact? —Mike N., Boise

walls to prevent outside radiation from skewing the results. One iron room, at Argonne National Laboratory, was used to test Marshall Islanders who’d been accidentally exposed to fallout at Bikini atoll in 1954. The challenge in iron rooms was that in those days new steel itself was contaminated, not because of problems with the ore, but because radioactive dust, mainly cobalt-60, got mixed in with the metal when huge quantities of air were blasted into the furnace during smelting. Small batches of uncontaminated steel could be made using special processes involving minimal air exposure, but that was pricey. Steel from pre-1945 warships was cheap. That brings us to the German High Seas Fleet, interned with German skeleton crews aboard at the British naval base at Scapa Flow, off the Scottish coast, following the armistice of November 1918. Unsure whether hostilities would resume and determined that the fleet not be seized by the Allies, admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered his men to scuttle their ships on June 21, 1919. Some 50-odd vessels were sunk. A legend has grown up that much of the “low-background steel” from these ships was used in iron-room-type shielding applications, and in particular that NASA used some in the Voyager spacecraft. However, that’s probably exaggerated—most of the ships were salvaged in the 1920s and ’30s. I did find a 1973 news account saying steel from the battleship Kronprinz Wilhelm was going to be used to shield a medical diagnostic system at a Scottish hospital, and that other pieces of the ship had been sent to Cape Town and Koblenz. Fact is, plenty of old steel was available from decommissioned American warships. For example, 65 tons of armor plate from the battleship Indiana, scrapped in 1962, was used for shielding at an Illinois VA hospital, and another 210 tons went into building a shielded room at a Utah medical center. Reduced radioactive dust plus sophisticated instrumentation that corrects for background radiation means new steel can now be used in most cases. There’s some lingering demand for really old maritime metal, though. When researchers at one national lab wanted shielding that emitted no radiation whatsoever, they used lead ballast retrieved from the Spanish galleon San Ignacio, which had been lying on the bottom of the Caribbean for 450 years.

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Britain’s National Health Service acknowledged in November that, because of a shortage of healthy lungs and other organs available for transplant, it was offering those on waiting lists the option of receiving them from former smokers, drug addicts, cancer patients and the elderly. “You have to say,” said an official with the NHS’s Blood and Transplant unit, “do you get a lung with more risk, or do you get no lung (at all)?”

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• French farmer Michele Rouyer, who was discovered by police with about 11 pounds of packaged marijuana and a dozen plants, said the weed was not for himself but for the 150 ducks he raises -- in that a specialist had suggested that marijuana is an effective dewormer and fever-preventer. (Rouyer did acknowledge that, well, yes, maybe he smoked a little of it himself.) In November, a court in Rochefort fined him the equivalent of about $700 -- even though he insisted, proudly, that his ducks are, indeed, worm-free. • Lame: (1) Former Groveland, Mass., police officer Aaron Yeo, who was fired in 2009 for sleeping on the job and lying to dispatchers about his locations, challenged the termination in October 2010, claiming through his lawyer that he had declined to reveal his locations only because he was “watching for terrorists.” (2) Body armor company CEO David H. Brooks, charged with tax fraud and insider trading, argued at his trial in August in New York City that his company’s hiring of prostitutes for staff and board

members was a legitimate corporate expense because it could “make (employees) more productive.”

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• Chadwick St.-OHarra, 59, and Steve Righetti, 59, filed lawsuits in small claims court in San Rafael, Calif., in November against the Seafood Peddler restaurant for “injuries.” Cutting into the escargot at dinner in June, both men were squirted in the face by streams of hot garlic butter. Still, the men finished the meal and admitted that only later did they resent the restaurant staff ’s insufficient remorse. Said St.-OHarra, “It was the friggin’ rudeness” that provoked them to sue.

• In recent years frisky Britons have popularized “dogging” -- strangers meeting for outdoor sex in remote public parks -- and U.K. government agencies appear to be of two minds about it. Local councils want to see it stopped, but the police chiefs’ association in Scotland recognizes that doggers have rights. Redneck Chronicles (The Surrey County Council, for example, recently considered bringing Unemployment (1) Joe Druce, serving life Benefits? in prison in Massachusetts for wild bulls into one park to discourMerry age doggers, although one critic said one murder (and who subChristmas! romping bulls “will probably make sequently murdered fellow (doggers) even more excited.” inmate and former pedoThe chiefs’ association issued a phile priest John Geoghan), popped the question recently 60-page “hate crimes” manual in October that urged officers to be to Christian minister Shirl Borsensitive to “outdoor sex” practitioden, who agreed to marry him ners, in that they are vulnerable to in October after five years of being hate crimes just as are other disadpen pals. Borden said the pair’s relationship turned romantic over vantaged minorities.) • In November, the California Sutheir mutual love of NASCAR. preme Court ruled unanimously that (2) Harvey Westmoreland of some illegal immigrants are entitled Lawrenceburg, Ky., maintains that the to enroll in the state’s universities at the $250 price he was asking for his tractor was reasonable, but the potential buyer in-state residents’ rate (saving as much as $23,000 a year) even though U.S. citizens felt cheated and, with a friend, attacked at the same schools may have to pay Westmoreland. Said Westmoreland, higher fees as non-California residents. “(T)hey cut my beard and forced me to Though federal law prevents special eat it.” In November, the two men pleaded guilty to assault. benefits to illegal immigrants, California’s law grants anyone who has attended the Pervo-American Community state’s high schools for at least three years, and graduated, to pay resident rates -- irA Website for Everything: When a respective of their parents’ legal residency. female New York City subway rider

recorded video (on her cell phone) of a male exhibitionist flaunting himself at her recently, and posted it to the Internet, the regulars at one specialized website largely defended the man. Some visitors at (evidently a favorite hangout for flashers) tore into the woman for being too sensitive. (Wrote one, “If she doesn’t want to see it, she can look away.” And another: “She should be thankful he flashed his dick at her.”) Others merely offered advice for the flasher on technique. (Wrote another, “OK, lets (sic) point out his mistakes: Subways or local buses must be done with sweats or some form of elastic band so that when u did (sic) get busted it’s easy to slip back up.”)

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(1) Police in Gumperda, Germany, arrested a 64-year-old retired do-ityourselfer in November after he drilled through a neighbor’s wall in their duplex home. The man had spent two days trapped in his own basement, where he had laid bricks and mortar for a room but apparently forgot to leave himself an exit. (2) Sheryl Urzedowski, 38, was cited in September for DUI in Orland Park, Ill., after failing a field sobriety test to walk a straight line. According to the officer’s report, Urzedowski put her hands on her hips and strutted to and fro “as if she were a (runway) model,” after which, apprehensive about being arrested, she asked the officer to read her “the Amanda rights.” cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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At 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Somewhere in the dirt between the blue grass of Kentucky and the swamp mud of the Mississippi Delta, the seeds for Hymn For Her’s gritty acoustic music took root. Maggi Jane and Pierce Ternay present themselves liker a hayseed White Stripes – it’s just the two of them, playing a three–stringed guitar box, dobro, acoustic guitar, banjo and a lil’ old drum kit. As Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing, the Philadelphia–based duo travel the country in a 16–foot 1961 Bambi Airstream trailer, with their daughter Diver and their black lab Pokey. “Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing are just our alter egos when we’re living in the Airstream, recording a record, playing shows, driving down the road and crankin’ tunes – and showering,” says Jane. H4H’s album Lucy and Wayne and the Amairican Stream, which contains a dozen slamming acoustic tunes with one–word names (“Cave,” “Here,” “Fiddlestix”) was recorded in the trailer, during breaks from the twosome’s arduous and sweaty tour schedule. It’s a lifestyle they chose, specifically, after 12 years in the MPEband. “We were coming out of a band that played and traded just about every instrument under the sun,” says Jane. “We wanted to simplify our show, our lives, all the cord spaghetti on stage, and so we put out an acoustic record. Then, we missed rocking out, and added the cigar box, kick drum and high hat, a dobro, and a bullet mike.” See


At 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. Advance $17, $10 under 12; At the door $20, $12 under 12 Reservations and info: (404–441–7848) For 18 years now, Emory University in Atlanta has put on a gala Celtic Christmas concert at the Schwartz Center. One of the participants is Savannah native Moira Nelligan (pictured), a fiddler of considerable prowess, and a singer whose light, airy tones have brought favorable comparisons to the likes of Alison Krauss and Welsh folk balladeer Mary Hopkin. She also plays accordion, bodhran and recorder. Nelligan headlines this local version of the event, with her band the Dixie Jigs (teenage guitarist sons Mickey and Moses, husband Michael Hickey – playing an Irish mummer – and champion Irish step dancer Jacquie Berger and her dance troupe). Also on board is Savannah’s pre–eminent Irish singer/songwriter Harry O’Donoghue, playing his beloved Christmas tune “It’s Going to Be a Snowy Night.” The Savannah medieval harp and fiddle duo Everyman will also perform. Jigs, reels, festivity, spirituality and heart–wrenching harmony. Ahhh. As if that ‘twernt enough, St. Paul’s is a beautiful, 103–year–old structure where there’s a Celtic Mass each and every Sunday. See


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Guitarist Eric Culberson was the host of a Savannah jam night for 20 years; he took a hiatus while recording his upcoming CD, In the Outside, and now he’s back and ready to roll (and rock). He’s started an all new Jam Night Wednesdays at Live Wire Music Hall, and it’s just in the nick of time as a good percentage of area clubs have deep–sixed live music on weeknights. Best of all, Culberson says, the club is providing a good backline for musicians who want to come out and play, including guitar amps, keyboards, percussion instruments and sundry other essentials. Jam Night starts at 8 p.m. every Wednesday (except for Dec. 15, when the club had a band already scheduled). CS


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A guitar player is a guitar player, and whether he or she prefers to wail on electric or strum on acoustic, a certain amount of cross–pollination is always good for keeping things healthy. Val McLeod grew up, music–crazy, in the chilly Canadian prairie town of Regina, Saskatchewan. She’s 26 now, so she cut her teeth playing Nirvana songs – on a nylon–stringed classical guitar – in the early 1990s.

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Are you a rocker, or an acoustic person, or have you found a comfortable place in the middle? Val Halla: I grew up listening to people that did both, and did both really well. Most of my influences were classic rock and stuff, guys like Neil Young, even Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin III is way different than II and IV. But these people were able to do both, and show these folky or rootsy ballads, and also just go ballsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;out. Nobody wants to let you do that now, because the marketing guys have sort of taken over the whole music industry. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not one thing, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t market it, and if we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t market it, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do.â&#x20AC;? The first two albums I ever did were acoustic albums. And then I did two rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll albums. I hold them both pretty dear. And my whole quest is finding a way that I can do both of those things. Because it seems like a lot of people want to get in my way when I want to do that. What do you want to happen for yourself? What are you looking toward? Val Halla: The thing I hold as epic, as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made itâ&#x20AC;? kind of thing, I want to play a soldâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;out show at Wembley Stadium by the time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 30. What was the Ted Nugent tour like? I first saw him in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, when he was a screaming maniac. Val Halla: Well, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a screaming maniac! It was awesome. I feel so lucky that I even got to be a part of that, because a lot of acts, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that any more. Because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no development â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not trying to break younger acts so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not giving anyone a chance. But I needed that so bad because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been doing it for years and years, and he knows how to put on a great live show. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got killer stage presence and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention the entire

l l 'l y e h t w o n K u o Y time. The first show was in Boston, and by the time we played Detroit, his hometown, there were 15,000 people there. All the things that I learned over this past summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just about putting on a good live show, and reaching to the back of the room. Developing as an act. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a crazy guy, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opinionated guy; he definitely speaks his mind. He either gets people riled up loving what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying, or he pisses people off big time. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got lots to say. Do you feel as if you have a barrier to cross? When people say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, a hot blonde chick playing electric guitar,â&#x20AC;? do you have something to prove: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a musicianâ&#x20AC;?? Val Halla: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m conscious of that, and I think I almost did it on purpose. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t naturally have blonde hair; I grew up kind of like this tomboy with long, brown hair. I never was the kind of person like â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be a pop princess, and use my looks to get what I want.â&#x20AC;? I know that I put a lot of effort into actually doing music, playing guitar and songwriting. But I changed the way I look when I went to Nashville. I liked the juxtaposition of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people do assume certain things about you when you look that way. Especially like Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crowd this summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all dudes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all guys. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walk onstage and get the catcalls, people yelling things. And then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d open up with this ripper song, and suddenly people were like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh. Well, crap. She actually plays that guitar.â&#x20AC;? I kind of like playing on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preconceptions, and just obliterating them. It seems to have an effect. CS Val Halla Where: Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. When: At 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 Admission: $5 Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Web site:




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writing boot campâ&#x20AC;? in Nashville helped her fineâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;tune her craft, and led to the critically acclaimed No Place album and a 41â&#x20AC;&#x201C;city American tour opening for Midwestern rock hero Ted Nugent. No Place was so titled because Halla knows her music and lyrics donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit into any existing format. The album is equal parts Joan Jett, Sheryl Crow and Faith Hill, from the crunchy â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bad Girl Touchâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whiskey Eveningâ&#x20AC;? to the flowing acoustic ballads â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Butterfliesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming Home.â&#x20AC;? She plays the Live Wire Saturday as oneâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;third of a power trio.


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Sometimes the song writes you

Nashville’s Thomm Jutz headlines the Savannah Songwriters Showcase by Bill DeYoung |

As a kid in Germany, Thomm Jutz studied classical piano and flute, and reached competition level. He was 12 when lightning struck. “I grew up very close to the two largest Canadian air bases in Germany,” Jutz explains. “I started listening to Canadian Armed Forces Radio and American Armed Forces Radio, and I fell in love with country music. “Although I didn’t understand any of the words – I loved the way it sounded. It just spoke to me. And I started playing the guitar the day after I saw Bobby Bare on a TV show.” He continued his classical studies, but augmented the “serious” music by playing guitar in a weekend rock ‘n’ roll band at the military base. When lightning struck again, Jutz knew he had to pay attention. “Around the time I was 18 or 19 I discovered Townes Van Zandt,” he says, “and it opened up a whole new realm of songwriting to me. It came to me around the time a friend of mine had committed suicide, and his music was just so sad it helped me through that time. “Through his music I was introduced

to so many other songwriters, mainly Texas songwriters, and literary singer/ songwriters.” Jutz, who moved to Nashville with his wife 10 years ago, now runs a successful recording studio, where he produces a steady stream of Americana artists. In 2004 he hooked up with Nanci Griffith, one of the country’s best “literary singer/songwriters,” and joined her touring band, the Blue Moon Orchestra. Griffith’s most recent album, The Loving Kind, includes five songs written or co–written by Jutz. He also co-produced the record. He is not only a top–notch guitarist and record producer, but a fine singer and writer with the eye, ear and sensitivity of one who’s loved the music all his life. Jutz is the December guest at the Savannah Songwriters Showcase, Sunday at Cha Bella Restaurant. Jefferson Ross, a co–founder of the freshly–minted series (it began in November), recently moved to Savannah after many years as a successful songwriter in Nashville. Which is where he became acquainted with Thomm Jutz.

“We really would like to help foster a vibe in Savannah that celebrates the singer/songwriter,” Ross says of the in–the–round acoustic shows he and fellow player Stan Ray have cooked up. “Savannah is so strong in the visual arts, in drama, and the culinary arts – it’s a foodie mecca – I think it would be wonderful to have a mecca for original music. “Like, say, an Asheville. It’s a great college town. You have a wealth of talent, not just the college students but with local singer/songwriters that I think are really good. It’d be nice to have a showcase for those people to play.” Ross and Ray, both of whom will perform alongside Jutz, want a combination of local and national performers as the series moves into 2011. “You gotta think about guys like Randy Wood out there in Bloomingdale,” says Ross. “He’s packing ‘em in. People like Jon Jorgenson and Tommy Emmanuel are selling out shows there. They’re not exactly household names. “Now, it’s not singer/songwriters, necessarily, but it’s not cover music! It’s not Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ being played all the time. And it’s not

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Savannah Songwriters Showcase Thomm Jutz, Jefferson Ross, Stan Ray Where: Cha–Bella, 102 E. Broad St. When: At 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 Admission: Free, although donations will be gratefully accepted for Toys For Tots

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“If I have a big ol’ hit, that’s fine. But if not, if it’s a modest, middle–class living, that’s fine with me too.” Jutz loves the collaborative process. “Even though I’ve been here for a lot of years,” he says, “I still see a lot of things that might not inspire somebody who’s lived here all his life to write a song. But they trigger something in me that you might not have seen if you lived here all your life.” CS


mainstream whatever.” Ross, who’s a Georgia native, left Nashville after tiring of the “professional songwriters’ grist mill” atmosphere. The competitive nature of Music City business, he says, was a factor in his abandoning that life. Thomm Jutz, on the other hand, finds it exhilarating. “The goal, to me, is being able to do what I want to do without always having to question whether I still get to do it next week,” he explains. “I’ve achieved that at this point, so I’m real happy with that. And now I just want to keep going – make a living and keep growing as a writer, as an artist, a guitar player and a person.


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Onstage this week: Black Nativity, The Diva Daughters Dupree and Sleeping Indoors by Bill DeYoung |

Among his many talents, Langston Hughes — poet, playwright, novelist — authored several stage musicals. Best known is Black Nativity, which premiered in 1961 (as Wasn’t it a Mighty Day?) and has been running virtually every Christmas ever since (in Boston, for example, it’s played at the same theater annually since 1969). Formed last summer, the Performing Arts Collective of Savannah — a multi–tasking group of dancers, singers, actors, musicians and spoken–word artists – is putting on Black Nativity Dec. 10–12 at New Covenant Church. Based on St. Luke’s story of the nativity, the show utilizes music, dance, poetry and narrative. “It’s basically a soulful celebration of the birth of Christ, a re–telling,” says

director Gary Swindell, the Savannah musician and composer whose faction in the collective is called the Eastside Players. “It’s kind of a cultural connection, personalizing the birth of Jesus, with the African American community.” The choreography is by Muriel Miller, who runs the Abeni Cultural Arts dance troupe (with Stephanie Sykes–Davis). Clinton D. Powell, of Spitfire Poetry Group, was instrumental is adapting Hughes’ script (in truth, there’s not a lot of dialogue between the singing and dance numbers) and in formalizing a staging plan for Black Nativity. Powell, however, has been ill, and so

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity premiered in 1961

Swindell — the musical director — was forced to take over full directing duties. There are more than 30 people in the cast, some of them Eastside Players,

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Sister acting John Houchin is a new arrival in Savannah. An associate Professor of Theatre at Boston College, he has an extensive background in both the dramatic arts and education. For his first local show, he chose a play that touches on both subjects. Houchin is directing a staged reading of Kim Euellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Diva Daughters Dupree at the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s S.P.A.C.E. black box, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8 and 9. Euellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which she says was inspired by Chekhovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Three Sisters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is about Billie, Sarah and Abbey, siblings with very different ideas about what it means to be black (and female, and American) in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very interested in the discourse about race,â&#x20AC;? Houchin explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I thought this was a unique play in having this discourse take place through three black women. And I liked the idea of the sibling rivalry interlacing with the discourse on race.â&#x20AC;? Billie (Vicki Blackshear) is a successful financial analyst; she and her (white) husband live amongst the upwardly mobile. Enter sister Sarah (Cynthia Chambliss). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarah is the African American intellectual of the group,â&#x20AC;? says Houchin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the college professor and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to live her life ideologically, and she feels itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to maintain sort of the racial purity of the family, since African Americans had gone through so much to obtain their freedom. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it watered down. So sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a purist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a sort of Marxist, too, so she resents Billieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consumerism,


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Vicki Blackshear, left, Jasmine Richardson and Cynthia Chambliss are The Diva Daughters Dupree in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staged reading of a play by Kim Euell

which is rather symbolic of the way that Billie doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really regard her race as a driving feature of her life. Sarah does.â&#x20AC;? Abbey, the youngest sister (played by Jasmine Richardson), is something of a free spirit; race doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cross her mind much, one way or the other. In the play, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s married an Israeli man, which neither of her siblings can understand at all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the big deal?â&#x20AC;? is Abbeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honest reaction to their chagrin. Houchin chose to direct a staged reading of The Diva Daughters Dupree, rather than a full production, because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still finding his way around Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community theater world. A reading, he says, requires less of a time commitment on the part of the actors, none of whom know him all that well yet. Anyway, he admits, his forte is working with actors and character development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do that well. And I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t build sets well. So I decided to lead with my strengths.â&#x20AC;? Shows are at 7 p.m. at 9 W. Henry St. Admission is $5.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be homeless for Christmas The recent news about the discovery of 271 previouslyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;unknown works by Pablo Picasso caught the attention of Savannah playwright Jim Holt, who last month staged the debut of his show Three Picassos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a comic drama about previouslyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;unknown works by Pablo Picasso.

Once again, life had imitated art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It ruined my whole show!â&#x20AC;? Holt says, only half kidding. Art, of course, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be stopped, and Holt and his City Lights Theatre Company are back this week with another original work, Sleeping Indoors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at S.P.A.C.E. for five performances, Dec. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;19. In Sleeping Indoors, Paul and Nora â&#x20AC;&#x153;adoptâ&#x20AC;? a homeless man named Dwain, who harbors a dark and tragic secret. The plot thickens with the arrival of Nichole, Noraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s libidinous sister. And gee, it all takes place at Christmastime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very much a Christmas play â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of a different sort,â&#x20AC;? Holt explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an adult Christmas play.â&#x20AC;? The storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is based somewhat on real events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a friend who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known for 25 years, who used to hang out at the theater and help us with stuff,â&#x20AC;? says Holt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been homeless for most of his life. And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been living with us for the last year and a half or so. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a really nice, quiet tenant of our sunroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to find some way to take advantage of this situation! So I wrote a play about it.â&#x20AC;? Holt himself plays Paul, with Jody Chapin as Nora. Kyle Price has the role of Dwain, and Grace Diaz Tootle is Nichole. Shows are at 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 19, at 9 W. Henry St. Admission is $10. CS


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At the heart of it all is the music, which Swindell, as he often does, has dramatically reâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;arranged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a strange person,â&#x20AC;? he laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never just reâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;do music as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written; I kind of put our spin on it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written new songs for it, and done lots of arrangements for the existing tunes. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve toured the show twice before, with another director, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m familiar with how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normally done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got little rock feel on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Go Tell it on the Mountain,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sweet Little Jesus Boy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I do as a reggae song. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got such a gamut, from straight spirituals to gospel to jazz to calypso. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a little something for everybody. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve even got some rap in there. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blast.â&#x20AC;? Shows are at 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 11 and 12, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12, at 2201 Bull St. Tickets are $10.


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Review: A Christmas Story @ Muse by Bill DeYoung |

There’s no need to sing the praises of the 1983 film A Christmas Story – anyone who’s been near a television over the last 20 years has seen it, or at least a piece of it, and its status as a holiday classic is well–deserved. A live theatrical adaptation of the movie seems, on paper, like a dicey proposition. Would It’s a Wonderful Life retain its sense of wonder and warmth with stage actors on a set? Would Prancer translate? Bad Santa? Or, for that matter, A Charlie Brown Christmas? The latter is actually a fair comparison when talking about Muse Arts Warehouse’s current stage production of A Christmas Story. This adaptation of humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoirs – or rather, of the famous movie version of Shepherd’s material – is very reminiscent of the theatrical play You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.


Like that show, A Christmas Story uses adult actors in the children’s roles. Unlike Good Man, however, it’s not a musical – a good thing, since the thought of little Ralphie and Scut Farkis suddenly breaking into song is the stuff holiday nightmares are made of. Happily, this is a terrific production, from sentimental start to sentimental finish. Shepherd’s witty, poly–syllabic reminiscences of a childhood in pre–World War II Indiana translate just fine, thank you, and director JinHi Soucy Rand has given them a unique and luminous showcase. It’s all here, including Ralph’s Christmastime lust for a official Red Ryder carbine–action 200–shot range model air rifle, with a compass and this thing which tells time built right into the stock. The phrase must be used 100 times in the play, and - as in the movie

- it’s funny every time. Dad (a.k.a. The Old Man) fights with the furnace and the Bumpus hounds. Randy shows us how a little piggie eats. Mom hates Dad’s lamp. Flick gets his tongue stuck to a frozen pole. Little Orphan Annie deals Ralph a cruel blow. The actors play it fairly straightforward, with just the right touches of wide–eyed cartoonish behavior (there’s another Charlie Brown parallel) to make us remember we’re watching an embellished childhood memory. As Ralph, Justin Kent narrates the play, often breaking the fourth wall to talk directly to the audience even as he’s interacting with his family. Kent has a remarkable grasp on the blend of pathos, incredulity, humor and self–obsessive wiliness that kids use to maneuver through their days, but he’s only part of a truly smart ensemble cast.

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Narobia’s keeps it real I had planned to visit Narobia’s Grits ‘n’ Gravy in anticipation of a home cooked meat–n–three plate. Beef and peppers maybe, or chicken. “The cook is out sick today,” I was told. “We’re just doing sandwiches and salads.” I started to leave, but spied the sizzling flattop. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a fatty ground beef patty fried in its own grease. Yeah, old school burger and fries. I grew up down the street from one of those joints. The burgers were wrapped in wax paper and sent out in a plain brown paper sack – which usually broke open from the dripping burger grease before I could get it home. And while this one didn’t measure up to that memory, it was still damned satisfying. So much so, that I wonder if the proprietor oughta just go carryout burger joint and ditch the pans of stewed meats and steam table veggies. The patty itself was cooked well done and oozing hot juices, which had slowly soaked into a toasted, sesame seed bun. Freshly cut tomato and crunchy, torn lettuce were my lone toppings – along with a couple of packets of squeeze mustard. An original Star Trek episode played on one of the TVs. I was having flashbacks. Spock would find no logic in a frozen hamburger patty. Damn those emotionless Vulcans! The fries were typical frozen fare — but, thank God, no breading, seasoning or otherwise junked up New Age potato product. I noticed that chicken strips were being hand battered. Overall, the line cooks kept it real, kept it authentic. I’ve gotta respect that — and the fact that they know their boundaries. I’ll go back for meat–n–three, but will be tempted to get a burger. Habersham Street, between 36th and 37th streets

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At Narobia’s it struck me what a total foodie corridor Habersham Street has become. Anchored on the north by B. Matthew’s Eatery and on the south by Bar+Food, the entire length of Habersham Street offers upscale dining, casual dining and dive joint charm. There are three wine vendor or package shops: venerable Johnnie Ganem’s, newcomer FORM and go–to Habersham Beverage. Al–Salaam Deli is a favorite, Sol taunts us with Southwestern spice. There’s pizza, pastries and pasta; ice cream, cheesecake and foie gras. Some are mom–n–pop’s, others are franchises; there are institutions and newcomers. Next time you’re cruising, start at one end or the other and count ’em yourself — I think you’ll be amazed.

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That’s the model that Philip Brown has in mind for his Starland Design District–based PERC. Brown, a 16–year veteran of Jittery

Joe’s of Athens, has brought his mad roastin’ skills to the Hostess City — where he’s landed some devoted restaurant customers. The dude’s a good roaster and a wealth of coffee info that he willingly shares with new–found disciples. You can buy his beans at FORM, or stop by the shop on DeSoto Street, across from wine merchant Christian Depken at Le Chai.

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Happy 8th anniversary to Christian Depken’s Le Chai wine shop, 2421 DeSoto Street. From a humble, low–key location, Christian has become the Pied Piper of Old World wines. He’s got a penchant for identifying great juice and meeting his customers’ budgets. Need bubbly for NYE? Christian just finished his annual show of very small, French champagne producers. These are remarkable, hard–to– find bubbles sure to make you look like a rock star instead of old man last year. Cheers! cs

Don’t pass on Paso Robles wines Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco sits Paso Robles. Like so many of its neighboring California AVAs, it has gained notoriety – although not nearly to the mass market grade as the more widely touted Napa Valley. Why? The Paso Robles wine industry is fairly young. What? Wine grapes were grown here as early as the 1790s; the region’s long, warm days and cool nights are perfect for a wide variety of grapes. Still, the Paso explosion began barely a decade ago. Since then, Paso Robles has seen more than a five–fold increase from 35 to more than 180 bonded wineries. About two–thirds of Paso Robles wineries produce less than 5,000 cases. More than 95 percent of the region’s brands are family owned and operated. In addition to wineries with estate vineyards, there are nearly 120 Paso Robles grape growers who sell their fruit to wineries both within and outside the Paso Robles AVA. The most widely planted varieties in the Paso Robles appellation are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc. Let’s sip now on two of those varieties produced by one of those family–owned wineries, Vina Robles. With a Swiss owner and a Swiss wine maker, Vina Robles manages to capitalize on rich California fruit – while crafting the wines that are decidedly influenced by Old World styles – particularly those of France’s Rhone Valley. First up, Vina Robles 2009 Chardonnay ($20). To maintain the cold weather loving integrity of this grape, vineyards are picked early in the morning, pressed and chilled to 45–degrees F. The Monterey County juice is racked to barrels for fermentation – a couple of months – then moved into an eight–month slumber in French Oak barrels. Expecting a butter ball? Guess again. The wine delivers nice acidity and citrusy bite. Yeah, there’s that hint of butter and a pleasantly woody nose but the fruit flavors – like peach and pineapple – possess enough fruit to mellow out your anti–oak friend. Please serve this one around 50 degrees – too cold and it will lose its character. Bottle of red? Vina Robles 2008 Petite Sirah ($26) showcases carefully hand–sorted fruit that is coddled through an extraction process that insures dense, dark fruit characteristics. An oak program that includes 16 months in 45 percent new French oak is the backbone of the tannin profile. This is not to be confused with Aussie Shiraz. This much more finessed wine possesses a strikingly balanced set of flavors that range across spices and black fruit to nutmeg and figginess. It is a ripe, mouthwatering wine that, once you try it, should become one of your more frequent “go–to” wines. cs




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Expressionist work by Erin De Rosa is at SEED Eco Lounge New Works by Erin DeRosa — A collection of expressionist paintings from DeRosa. Seed Eco Lounge, 39 Montgomery St., http:// Nice People Who Make Cool Things — A holiday sale featuring a variety of goods made by 10 different local artists. Ceramics, metals, textiles, prints and more. Two days only: Dec. 4 & 11, 10am-4pm. 2323 Barnard St. Barnard at 40th St. , No Ordinary Folk — An exhibition of sculpture, drawings and paintings from self-taught folk artists from around the Southeast, including Ulysses Davis, William Golding, Bessie Harvey and more. Runs through January 3, 2011. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Open Windows and Doors — A collection of minimal, composition-focused paintings by Amanda Hanlon as well as ceramics by Neil Austing. Runs through Jan. 2, 2011. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr.,

Small Works — The Creative Force Artist Collective exhibits smaller pieces from 22 artists. Portion of proceeds will help fund future exhibits. Opening reception: Dec. 10, 5-9pm. Meet the artists event: Dec. 12, 25pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. The Art of Kahlil Gibran — Pieces from the Telfair’s collection of Gibran’s work, a visionary artist best known for writing “The Prophet,” one of the best selling works of the 20th century. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Tibby Llewellyn — A mix of framed and wearable batik works from Llewellyn, a self-taught artist. Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. When the world goes sour and the milk blows up — A colorful meditation on existential crises by Joel Cothran. Mr. Beast, 1522 Bull St., Young Artist Showcase — A juried exhibition of work by local high school students, including drawings, ceramics and more. Opening reception: Dec. 10, 6-9pm. Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave., http://www. cs

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Celtic Woman With apologies to Stevie Wonder: Boogie on, Celtic Woman. Since 2004, when Riverdance ex–pat David Downes conceived of an all–girl ensemble to capitalize on the burgeoning American craze for lush Irish music, Celtic Women has been top o’the morning, on tour, on CD, and (to be sure) on PBS. Combining the shimmery vocals of artists like Enya, the jigs and reels of Riverdance, and the high–concept stage effects of everything Michael Flatley’s ever done, Celtic Woman returns to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Feb. 21.

Free movies! I was in Richmond, Va. over the Thanksgiving weekend, where I saw a friend perform in an Equity–company production of the musical White Christmas. It’s written around Irving Berlin songs, and even though it lays on the schmaltz big–time, it’s a lot of fun. And the cast was terrific. It was all new to me. Apparently, I was the only person on the planet who’d never seen the 1954 film version of White Christmas. Starring Bing Crosby, Vera–Ellen, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, it was the biggest box office hit of that year (The Caine Mutiny, one of my favorites, came in second). This means I’ll be front and center when it’s screened at the Trustees Theater Dec. 18, the final movie in an all–day

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holiday–thon presented by SCAD. There are three films, and admission is free. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas starts things off at 11 a.m. (you’ll pardon me if I sit that one out). At 2 p.m., it’s the Disney–made CGI version of A Christmas Carol, with Jim Carrey Scrooging things up. White Christmas is onscreen at 7 p.m. The two matinees will be preceded by a holiday sing–along, with free refreshments and “a visit from Santa and his elves.” Call (912) 525–5050 for more info. On a somber note, Dec. 8 marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him. You know, after I eliminated all the terrible things in the world - war, genocide, famine, cruelty, ignorance - I would go back in time and stop the senseless murder of this amazing man. CS

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Burlesque Surely no one out there really believes that tired line about film critics wanting to hate whatever pictures they catch on the job? On the contrary, like everyone else, reviewers want to be entertained, enchanted and even educated for those two hours in the dark. Admittedly, though, there’s that occasional rare flick that – whether through plot, casting, trailer, what–have–you – looks so awful that a deliriously bad time seems assured. Sight unseen, that initially appeared to be the case with Burlesque. Let’s examine the evidence, shall we? An aging entertainer returning to the screen after being away for years. (Think Mae West in the ghastly Myra Breckinridge.) A pop sensation in her first major big–screen role. (Think Mariah Carey in the abysmal Glitter.) A musical milieu that has been the site of some enduring camp classics. (Think Showgirls, Staying Alive, etc.) Alas, in the case of Burlesque, ’tis not meant to be. Certainly, the film contains some risible moments, but nothing wretched enough to plunge it into the bowels of bad cinema.

Ultimately, it’s too competently made to be a genuine stinker yet too indebted to hoary show biz cliches to come close to succeeding. It’s punishingly overlong (even at just under two hours), yet it does provide some flashes of entertainment bang for the matinee–price buck. For what it’s worth, it’s probably the best 2–star movie of 2010 – and if that’s a prime example of damning with faint praise, it’s nevertheless the best I can muster. Cher, her face as immobile as a kabuki mask (and far less expressive), receives top billing but actually plays second fiddle to Christina Aguilera; the latter is just OK as Ali, who leaves

127 Hours

Let’s be honest with one another. I’d be dead. You’d be dead. Almost everyone we’ve ever known would be dead. But not Aron Ralston. When this young man found himself trapped, as the saying goes (and as Ralston named his own memoir), between a rock and a hard place, he did the unthinkable. After five days of slowly withering away while his right arm remained lodged between a boulder and a rocky wall in a Utah canyon, he used a small, dull knife to cut off the arm so that he might continue to live.


Pixar came into power circa the same time that Disney lost its hold on the toon crown, and while the former animation giant may never reclaim its title, its acquisition of John Lasseter’s trendsetting outfit suggests that it at least might be able to ascend from its status as court jester to a more regal standing (Disney Princess?). Tangled follows last year’s The Princess and the Frog (both executive–produced by Lasseter) as an indication

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127 Hours, based on Ralston’s book, is writer–director Danny Boyle’s mesmerizing account of those fateful five days in the outdoor enthusiast’s life. But while a stirring parable about the indomitability of the human spirit, this story doesn’t quite lend itself to a cinematic rendition – it just sounds too simple, too constricted. But Boyle and co–scripter Simon Beaufoy (the team behind Slumdog Millionaire) expand the picture in all sorts of marvelous ways. Visually, the film is always hopping with the same energy as its protagonist (played in a career–best performance by James Franco), relying on split–screen techniques and other lively tricks of the trade. And thematically, the picture doesn’t settle for the expected “man vs. nature” route, instead realizing that it isn’t nature that’s at fault but one man’s own near–fatal folly. By turns funny, frightening, inspiring and, yes, nauseating, 127 Hours turns cinema into an extreme sport, leaving us satisfactorily spent.

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her podunk Iowa town in the hopes of making it in LA. It’s not long before she stumbles across an intriguing nightclub called Burlesque. “Is this a strip club?” she asks the doorman (Alan Cumming), whose reply (“I should wash your mouth out with Jagermeister!”) represents, for better or worse, the script’s best line. From there, everything proceeds according to formulaic plan: She snags a job at the joint waiting tables, wins the grudging respect of club owner Tess (Cher) and Tess’ gay BFF (film MVP Stanley Tucci), lands a hottie boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), clashes with the venue’s bitchy star (a miscast Kristen Bell, whose vamp is about as toothless as a newborn baby), and – you go, girl! – gets that big break that turns her into an overnight sensation. About the only thing missing is someone barking, “You’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!” ... although I can’t guarantee that wasn’t in an earlier draft of the script.

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that, after years of dreary product (Chicken Little, anyone?), old–school Disney might be making a comeback. Yes, the animation is CGI rather than hand–drawn, but both Frog and Tangled benefit from strong storylines that stir memories of the outfit in its distant prime. In the case of this latest picture, it’s a loose retelling of the tried–and–true saga of Rapunzel, she of the loooong golden hair. Forced by an evil woman she believes to be her mother (and who looks like 80s–era Cher) to stay hidden in a tower 24/7, Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) reluctantly complies until the day a devil–may–care thief named Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) happens to come along. This one’s no classic–in–the–making, but it’s certain to remain one of the season’s best bets for family entertainment, with a pleasing mix of music, mirth and oddball supporting characters. Even the kid–oriented comic relief, Rapunzel’s right–hand chameleon, is likely to charm the adults, further designating Tangled as silky–smooth entertainment.

LOVE & OTHER DRUGS For all the pleasure it reportedly provides, Viagra does flirt with potential side effects, including headache, upset stomach and blurred vision. Similarly, while Love & Other Drugs offers its own pleasures, this adaptation of Jamie Reidy’s Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman results in such possible side effects as irritation, frustration and disgust. And yet, the final product is easily worth any potential pitfalls. For the most part, this is an intelligent piece in which cocky pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) tries to make his mark in business while simultaneously engaging in a no–strings–attached relationship with the no–nonsense Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway). The picture is initially as light and carefree as their romance (and kudos to an American motion picture that actually isn’t afraid of sex), but as their mutual commitment deepens, so does the film, with Maggie’s medical misfortune – and Jake’s reaction to it – resulting in some standout sequences and coaxing a knockout performance from Hathaway. With so much going for their film, why do writer–director Edward Zwick and co–scripter Charles Randolph feel the need to occasionally cheapen it? The idiotic character of Josh Randall

(Josh Gad), Jamie’s odious brother, has no business being in such an otherwise mature seriocomedy, and some formulaic romcom trappings (such as an embarrassing vehicular chase) feel equally out of place. The mental and emotional stimulation caused by the majority of the picture is strong enough to recommend it, but had Zwick trimmed the flaccid passages, he could have had an awards contender on his hands.

FASTER Like most of our macho movie he–men, Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) makes up in low–simmering charm what he lacks in genuine acting chops. At his best gently mocking his own tough–guy image (Be Cool, Get Smart), and at his worst pandering to family audiences (The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy), Johnson has lately gotten away from the straight–ticket action flicks that kick–started his screen career after years in the wrestling arena. Faster marks his return to hardcore action fare, with one significant difference: It’s smarter, deeper and all around better than the mediocre movies that were initially his bread and butter. If some rickety plot mechanics prevent it from fully making the grade, it still registers as a worthy try. The basic outline sounds simple enough, as a taciturn man billed as “Driver” (Johnson) is released from prison and begins bumping off those responsible for his incarceration as well as the death of a loved one. As he carries out his mission, he’s pursued on one side by “Cop” (Billy Bob Thornton) and on the other by “Killer” (Oliver Jackson–Cohen, who could pass for Jake Gyllenhaal’s British cousin). But Faster isn’t merely interested in upping the body count. Driver spends a lot of time thoughtfully listening to a religious radio program, a plot device far more integrated and effective here than in the recent Stone. Cop is a hardcore drug user who’s treated with disdain by everyone from his skilled partner (Carla Gugino) on the job to his estranged wife (Moon Bloodgood) living separately with their son (the presence of this portly kid inevitably stirs memories of Thornton’s Bad Santa).

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UNSTOPPABLE The inspired–by–true–events Unstoppable isn’t unwatchable like far too many movies helmed by Tony Scott, but viewers hoping that their hearts will be racing as fast as the film’s runaway train may find themselves disappointed by how frequently the picture brakes for tedium. Denzel Washington, who should have steered clear of trains after the ill–advised remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, plays the saintly, sage engineer at the end of his career; Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new James T. Kirk, plays the brash, brawny conductor on his first assignment. Ultimately, it’s up to these two to somehow stop an unmanned train that’s barreling along

while carrying tons of explosives. It’s as straightforward as an action flick gets, but even at a trim 98 minutes, its lack of substance and variety limits its appeal, with lame backstories for both lead characters only slowing it down even more. Because this is a 20th Century Fox production, Fox News actually plays a starring role, with huge chunks of the action being shown via the network’s live news coverage. But because the studio wants the film to score with all demographics, it pulls its political punches – after all, in the real world, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity would be frequently interrupting the live feed to squarely place the blame for the runaway train on Obama.

Morning Glory Morning Glory is basically Working Girl for dummies. (Or Broadcast News for dummies; take your pick.) But even dummies need movies – and better ones than genuine rotgut like Due Date or The Bounty Hunter – and this comedy has enough charm, poise and class to satisfy most viewers looking for something lighthearted as we head into the festive holiday season. The movie’s success begins and ends with Rachel McAdams, an underrated (and underused) actress who’s perpetually poised for greater things. Here, she plays Becky, a TV news producer who’s just been tasked with saving a cellar–dweller morning show called Daybreak. In an effort to goose the ratings, she decides that the perfect on–air companion for Daybreak mainstay Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton) would be former news giant (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford). Mike’s contract with the network forces him to accept the assignment, but he’s hardly pleased, as a man who once wiped the sweat off the brow of an ailing Mother Teresa finds it beneath him to appear on a show revolving around mind–numbing nuggets of infotainment. It’s a treat to watch Ford deliver an amusing and robust performance as an insufferable curmudgeon in a film that’s actually entertaining. He’s well–matched by Keaton, even if the movie fails to fully capitalize on the antagonism between their characters. In fact, after a first half packed with sharp dialogue, nicely developing characters and even a sweet burgeoning romance, the picture largely coasts through its second half, as the increasingly busy plot mechanics drain away some of the fun. CS

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Rowling’s franchise really needed to be divided into two motion pictures. But until the release of Part 2 on that forthcoming summer day, the evidence based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 leads to an inconclusive verdict. Like the previous six installments, this one clocks in around the 2–1/2– hour mark. But this is the first picture in the series that actually drags. It’s not a disastrous debit since the majority of the film is so strong, but it does suggest that some judicious trimming might have given us the final chapter in one fell swoop. The coasting comes in the middle of the movie, which is fortunate since it leaves the production with a vibrant opening act and a powerhouse final hour. Newbies to this world of wizardry need not apply, but fans of the previous films will immediately be swept up in this latest chapter, which begins by killing off one of the good guys and sending Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) on a crusade to locate specific items that might help them vanquish the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). The movie spends an awful lot of time on the three teens as they set up camp in an isolated area, and the romantic yearning between them, usually a highlight of the series, here settles into soap opera mundaneness. Yet once the story leaps past this narrative hurdle, it again gets back to the intriguing dynamics that have long defined this series, culminating in a cliffhanger finale that promises great things in the next installment. Part 1 may not be the best film in the series, but it hints that Part 2 might have a shot at the title.


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For info, contact Tony Center at 912-233-9696 or Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah

Purrs 4 Peace

Three minutes of simultaneous purring by cats (and honorary cats) around the world, conducted online (Facebook & Twitter) each Sunday at 3 p.m. by Savannah residents Confucius Cat and his human Staff. Details at Contact @ ConfuciusCat (Twitter) or Acolytes of Confucius Cat (Facebook).

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party

meets the first Monday (excluding Holidays) of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the SRP offices located at 11 East 73rd Street. All persons interested in America’s Future are invited. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 for additional info.

Benefits Angel tree program

help others in need this holiday season by supporting the Angel Tree program, which provides donated holiday gifts to homeless local children and families. Individuals and businesses can “adopt” a local family or a child by calling Brenda Webber at 912.236.7423. Donors will be paired up with people in need in the community and will be provided with a wish list detailing specific items and sizes.

Book Sale & Bake Sale

A book sale and bake sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 311 E. Harris Street in downtown Savannah. The sale is a fundraiser for scholarships to send youth to summer camp. Call 912.234.0980 for more information.

Hope House of Savannah

A nonprofit housing program for homeless women and their children. Hope House is requesting donation of new or gently used furniture for its transitional housing program, Peeler House. Pick-up can be arranged and a tax deductible letter will be provided. Call 236-5310.

Humane Society Christmas Sale

The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will have a 1/2 price sale of Christmas Merchandise in the Thrift Shop from Thursday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 14. There will be special Xmas sales on Sunday Dec 12 & 19 from 1-4 p.m. 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Humane Society, 7215 Sallie Mood Drive , Savannah

Jingle Bell Run Benefit

1st Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk 8K, Dec. 18 at 4pm on Hutchison Island. Followed by a Chili Cook Off with celebrity judges! Holiday-themed costume contest. Proceeds benefit the Rape Crisis Center. Register at or at Fleet Feet (3405 Waters Ave.). For more info: 912-233-3000.

Abstinence Education

As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinderblock wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

Hope House and Savannah State University are providing an after-school program for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29. Program activities last for about 2 hours every Wednesday at SSU. Transportation is provided. Snacks, field trips and supportive services are provided at no charge. 236-5310. Savannah http://www.

A fundraiser event featuring dinner and live music benefiting the local Music Medicine Institute, which provides music therapy programs for children of deployed armed service members. December 12, 6pm at the Plantation Clubhouse in the Landings. $75/person. Call 912-598-2118 for tix or info.

Experimental and classical art. Draw and paint figurative or abstract. Choose the technique which interests you the most. Lean about other artists and art history. The teacher is a former art professor with two masters in art and 20 years of experience in teaching art. contact: 912-604-3281

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

Renaissance Holiday Party

Art Classes

Toiletry drive

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

Spine & Sport is gearing up for its annual toiletry drive to benefit Union Mission. Please bring in any unused toiletry items. The list of items needed includes soap, shampoo, wash cloths, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes, razors and shaving cream. linics will be receiving donations now through December 21st. For maps and directions:

Call for Entries Artists: Beyond the Fold

Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for “Beyond the Fold,” which examines artists who utilize paper in a way that exceeds the utilitarian, two-dimensional expectations of the material. $20 submission fee. Deadline for submissions is Jan 7 at 5pm. For info: 912-3558204 or email Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. ,

Artists: The Meticulous

Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for a Jan. 2011 show. The Meticulous celebrates artists whose work is defined by laborious process; art where the working procedure is meticulous. Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Dec. 17. For more info: 912.355.8204 or Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. ,

Junior League Community Applications

The Junior League is accepting applications for its “Done in a Day” community assistance projects and funds. JL volunteers assist local organizations or social service agencies through hands-on volunteer work and funding of up to $1500.00 per project. Open to 501c3s with focus on those advocating for women and children. Application deadline: Dec. 15. www. or call 912-790-1002.

The old Hotel Tybee

Harry Spirides is collecting stories and photos from the old Hotel Tybee, which stood on the island from the late 1880s until its destruction in 1960. He’s working on a book about the historic establishment. Anyone with memories, memorabilia or anything else related to the hotel is asked to contact: hoteltybeebook@ or call 912-786-7777.

Classes, Camps & Workshops $1 Gymnastics Class

Coach Wayne teaches gymnastics in the Savannah Mall every Saturday. Introductory class is $1., or call 912-925-0800.

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

Beading Classes

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

Conversational Spanish

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. For information, e-mail The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

Conversational Spanish Group

Want to improve your Spanish skills? Meet at the Sentient Bean every Monday, 5:00pm. Group focuses on increasing vocabulary, grammar, and conversational confidence! Free and open to all levels of experience. Call Ronnie at 912-257-0333, or email dvorakquartet12@ for more info.

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 for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.

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. Savannah

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

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: 912-2324232 x115 or

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:158:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). www. or 912-429-7264.

Music Lessons

New “mommy and me” music classes starting in Nov. Certified teacher with BA in Music Education. New classes offered for students ages 6 months-5 years. Private lessons also available for piano, woodwinds, brass, beginner guitar, and more! Contact Ms. Amy at or at 912-659-0993.

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.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579. e-mail or visit www.savannahlatina. com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah

Volunteer 101

A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit www.HandsOnSavannah. org. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Clubs & Organizations Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts 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

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. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Coastal Readers & Writers Circle

A Creative Writing and Reading discussion group that meets the 3rd Sunday of every month, 3:30-5pm at the new Savannah Mall Branch Library. Bring: Passages from any of your writing that you would like to read and passages from a book, publication, or production that you would like to share with the group. for more information

Energy Healers

Safe Kids Savannah

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Savannah Adventure Club

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

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Every Wed. 5:00PM at My House Consignments & More, 206 W. Broughton St. No fees. Wanna learn? We love to show what we know. Many different levels get together in the store. Talk, knit, share have fun! Call 912-236-4111

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Make Friends in Savannah

For anybody, every age, every race and nation. We chat, hang out, go to movies and more. Meet in a coffee shop downtown Savannah. A small fee covers the efforts of the organizer, a well educated, “out of the box” woman, who lived in New York and Europe. Call 912-6043281.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Moon River Chorus

Ladies’ barbershop chorus. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Call Sylvia at 927-2651 or sylviapf@ Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street , Savannah http://www.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:1511:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah

Ogeechee Audobon 40th Anniversary Potluck

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Ogeechee Audubon Society and the 50th birthday of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Dec. 14, 6pm: Annual meeting and potluck dinner at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Free and open to everyone – just bring a dish to share with 8-10 others. For info: Beth Roth, 598-1980.

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit

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 596-5965.

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 3082094, email or visit www. 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.safekidssavannah. org or call 912-353-3148 for more info 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 visit www.


Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info.


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Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

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.

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

Savannah Browns Backers

This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to or Dave Armstrong at or 925-4709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

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 7487020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@

Savannah Guardian Angels

Come meet the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels on the 1st Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Elite Martial Arts in Pooler,GA. Free snacks and drinks and info on the Guardian Angels. For more info:www.

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 Jaycee Building, Savannah

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“Sum Sudoku” Put one digit from 1-9 in each square of this Sudoku so that the following three conditions are met: 1) each row, column, and 3x3 box (as marked by heavy lines in the grid) contains the digits 1–9 exactly one time; 2) no digit is repeated within any of the areas marked off by dots; and 3) the sums of the numbers in each area marked off by dots total the little number given in each of those areas. For example, the digits in the upper-leftmost square in the grid and the square directly beneath it will add up to 10. Now quit wastin’ my time and solve!!!

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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. Call 351-3171.

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



Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http://www.

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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

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1 Nine-to-five 4 Yes, in Yokohama 7 Ovens, so to speak 12 “Burn Notice” channel 13 “Rolling Stone” co-founder Wenner 14 Newswoman Mitchell 16 Guy who knows his cake pans? 18 Seesaws, really 19 “Cheers” actor George attending a Massachusetts college? 21 “Stop, horse!” 23 Hits a bicycle horn 24 Pond fish 25 Opera singer Enrico 27 Accomplishes 30 Barrett once of Pink Floyd 31 Native 34 Physicist Mach who coined the term “Mach number” 35 End-of-the-day payment-fest? 37 Surround 40 With perfect timing 41 Ram noise 44 Turkish city that housed the Temple of Artemis 46 Some fish catchers 48 Gp. that provides road maps 49 Religious offshoots 52 “___ Small Candle” (Roger Waters song) 53 Richard Pryor title character with a big German dot on him? 57 Nissan model 58 One-legged maneuver for those chocolate balls? 61 Rembrandt’s city of birth 62 Cupid’s Greek counterpart 63 Skipbo relative 64 Give props to 65 Simple sandwich 66 Understand a joke


1 Protrude 2 Suffix for sugars 3 It gets bleeped 4 Wrench or screwdriver 5 “___ the republic for which it stands...” 6 Split ___ 7 Market sign? 8 Scott Turow bestseller 9 1506, in Roman numerals 10 Get past the lock 11 Sunday deliveries 13 Page 6, on some calendars: abbr. 15 Court stat 17 Gentleman friend 20 Leaning type type 21 Lavs 22 Bale stuff 26 Tiny openings 28 Little giggle 29 Degas display, e.g. 32 Nine Inch Nails hit with the freaky video 33 Gothic novelist Radcliffe 35 Honey Nut Cheerios mascot 36 “Well, there goes that option...” 37 “C’mon, help me out here!” 38 Shoulder decoration 39 Word repeated in T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” 41 Wraparound greeting 42 Free throw path 43 Volcano spew 45 Obviously-named American financial giant 47 Super-cool computer geek language 50 “People” newsmaker 51 Spin around 54 2000 Radiohead album 55 U.S. Treasury agents 56 End zone scores, briefly 59 Inseparable 60 Poker stakes

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://

Savannah Writers Group

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million 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, 912920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

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 Savannah Mall,

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 www.


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

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.

The 13th Colony Patriots

A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. or call 912-596-5267.

The Peacock Guild

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207 E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email peacockguild@ for more info.

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For

more info, email or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.

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,

Tybee Performing Arts Society

meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@ Old Tybee School, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Urban Professionals

Meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to Vu Lounge at the Hyatt, 2 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Victorian Neighborhood Association

General meetings are on hiatus for July and August, but will resume Tuesday September 14 at 6pm, and continue on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. Committee Meetings will continue to be held during the summer months. For more info visit the VNA website at:

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. Savannah

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 are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: St. Pius Family Resource Center,

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 ,

African Dance & Drum

Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah http://www.

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St., 231-0888. Every Thursday, 7PM-8PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr., 398-4776 or

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. Tues: 6-7pm & Thurs: 7-8pm. Visit www. For info: or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome.

Beginners Fusion Belly Dance

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Every Tuesday, 6-7pm. If you have never danced before or have limited dance experience, this is the class for you. Cybelle, a formal bellydancer for over 10 years will guide you through basic bellydance and fusion Walk ins welcome. 15.00/ class 912-414-1091

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. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

Ceili Club

Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email

Chicago Step Classes

Coastal Georgia Steppers is offering adult Chicago-style steppin dance classes every Sunday from 4:00– 6:30pm at the Tominac Gym on Hunter Army Airfield. All are welcome. Free admission; no partner required. For more info, send email to

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo. com. Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

Free Swing Lessons

Every Thursday at Doubles Night Club (7100 Abercorn St.) Join the SwingCats for a free lesson at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8-10pm. No partner required. Drink specials.

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. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Savannah

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 PrideofIrelandGA@gmail. com or 912-704-2052.

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 B. at 272-8329.

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912354-5586.

Pole Dancing Class

For exercise...Learn dance moves and spins while working your abs, tone your legs and arms, a total body workout. Ladies Only! The only thing that comes off is your shoes. Pre-registration req’d. Beginners Classes, Wednesdays 8pm. Level II Classes, Mondays 8pm. Pole fitness, Mon&Wed, 11am. 912-398-4776 or visit Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Salsa Classes

Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 330-

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(March 21–April 19) In the coming weeks, life will beguile you with secrets and riddles but probably not reveal as much as you’d like. I think this is an opportunity, not a problem. In my opinion, your task isn’t to press for shiny clarity, but rather to revel in the luxuriant mysteries. Let them confer their blessings on you through the magic of teasing and tantalizing. And what is the nature of those blessings? To enlighten your irrational mind, stimulate your imagination, teach you patience, and nurture your connection with eternity.


(April 20–May 20) Butterflies recall at least some of what they’ve learned during their time as caterpillars. The metamorphosis they go through is dramatic, turning their bodies into a soupy goo before remaking them into winged gliders. And yet they retain the gist of the lessons they mastered while in their earlier form. I see something comparable ahead for you in 2011, Taurus. It’s as if you will undergo a kind of reincarnation without having to endure the inconvenience of actually dying. Like a butterfly, the wisdom you’ve earned in your old self will accompany you into your new life. Are you ready? The process begins soon.


(May 21–June 20) What nourishes you emotionally and spiritually, Gemini? I’m not talking about what entertains you or flatters you or takes your mind off your problems. I’m referring to the influences that make you stronger and the people who see you for who you really are and the situations that teach you life–long lessons. I mean the beauty that replenishes your psyche and the symbols that consistently restore your balance and the memories that keep feeding your ability to rise to each new challenge. Take inventory of these precious assets. And then make a special point of nurturing them back.


(June 21–July 22) Two–thirds of American elementary–school teachers spend their own money to buy food for their poor students. Meanwhile, there’s a 50 percent chance that an American kid will, at some point in his or her young life, resort to

using government aid in the form of food stamps. Those facts make me angry and motivate me to volunteer to distribute free food at the local food bank. I encourage you, my fellow Cancerian, to summon your own good reasons to get riled up in behalf of people who have less luck and goodness than you do. It’s always therapeutic to stretch your generosity and spread your wealth, but doing so will especially redound to your advantage in the coming weeks. Unselfish acts will bring profound selfish benefits.


(July 23–Aug. 22) According to some sources, the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates practiced the art of sculpture as a young man. But he abandoned it early on, deciding that he wanted to “carve his soul rather than marble.” Can I interest you in turning your attention to that noble, gritty task, Leo? It would be a fine time to do some intensive soul–carving. Soul–scouring, too, would be both fun and wise, as well as soul–etching and soul–emblazoning and soul–accessorizing. I highly recommend that you enjoy a prolonged phase of renovating and replenishing your most precious work of art.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) In her haunting tune “One Blood,” Virgo singer Lila Downs confesses that “the deepest fear [is] my desire.” I personally know many Virgos who make a similar lament. How about you? Is there any way in which you are scared of the power of your longing? Do you ever find yourself reluctant to unleash the full force of your passion, worried that it could drive you out of control or lead you astray? If so, the coming weeks will be prime time to face down your misgivings. It’s time to liberate your desires, at least a little.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Here are your words of power: hybrid, amalgamation, composite, aggregate, medley, alloy, ensemble. Now here are your words of disempowerment: welter, mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge, patchwork. Strive to accentuate the first category and avoid the second. Your task is to create a pleasing, synergetic arrangement from a multiplicity of factors, even

as you avoid throwing together a hash of diverse influences into an unholy mess. Be calculating and strategic, not rash and random, as you do your blending.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) On my Facebook page,I posted this excerpt from a Pablo Neruda love poem (translated by Stephen Tapscott): “Our love is like a well in the wilderness where time watches over the wandering lightning. Our sleep is a secret tunnel that leads to the scent of apples carried on the wind.” In response, a reader named John F. Gamboa said this: “I once found a well in the desert. There was a rope and a bucket. The bucket had a small hole in it. While pulling up the bucket of water, about half of it drained. But I suppose a decent bucket would have been stolen. So a bucket with a small hole was perfect; I got what I needed!” I’m here to tell you, Scorpio, that like Gamboa, a bucket with a small hole is probably what you need right now.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

You’ve arrived at a delicate yet boisterous turning point when one–of–a–kind opportunities are budding. I’m going to give you seven phrases that I think capture the essence of this pregnant moment: 1. wise innocence; 2. primal elegance; 3. raw holiness; 4. electrifying poise; 5. curative teasing; 6. rigorous play; 7 volcanic tenderness. To maximize your ability to capitalize on the transformations that are available, I suggest you seek out and cultivate these seemingly paradoxical states of being.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

For years I’ve had recurring dreams of finding treasure amidst trash. I interpret this to mean that I should always be alert, in my waking life, for the possibility that I might come across beautiful or valuable stuff that’s mixed in with what has been discarded or forgotten. Recently I heard about a literal embodiment of this theme. A sewage treatment plant in Japan announced that it has been culling huge amounts of gold from the scum and slop –– so much so that their haul outstrips the yield at the country’s top gold mine. I urge you to make this your metaphor of the week, Capricorn. What

riches might you be able to pluck out of the dirt and shadows?


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Should you store up your energy, postpone your gratification, and withhold your full intensity for a more opportune time? Hell, no! Should you await further data before making a definitive conclusion, fantasize dreamily about some more perfect future, and retreat into a self–protective cocoon? Double hell, no! And if thoughts like those have been poking up into your awareness, exorcise them immediately. It is high time for you to grab the best goodies, reveal the whole truth, and employ your ultimate schemes. You are primed to make a big play, call on all the help you’ve been promised, and transform the “what ifs” into “no doubts.”


(Feb. 19–March 20) In Taio Cruz’s mega–hit pop song “Dynamite,” he describes how excited he is to go dancing at his favorite nightclub. “I throw my hands up in the air,” he exults. “I wanna celebrate and live my life . . . I’m wearin’ all my favorite brands.” In advising you about the best ways to ride the current cosmic rhythms, Pisces, I’ll use Cruz as both a role model and an anti–role model. You should be like him in the sense of being eager to throw your hands up in the air. Right now it’s your sacred duty to intensify your commitment to revelry and find every possible excuse to celebrate your life. On the other hand, it’s crucial that you don’t wear all your favorite brands. To get the full benefits from this time of festive release, you will need, as much as humanly possible, to declare your independence from corporate brainwashing and escape the intelligence–sapping mindset of consumerism.


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Offered Saturdays 11:30am-1pm. $10.00 per class. Packages prices also available. Contact Kelly 912-398-4776 or

Christmas Dinner with the Garrison

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323.

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 89pm. For more info:, 912-704-8726.

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.

The Savannah Dance Club

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:15-11 p.m. FREE basic Shag and/or West Coast Swing lessons each Monday. Lesson schedule posted at Facebook/Savannah Dance Club. Dance lessons 6:15-7:45pm. Special discount on 2011 membership thru Feb 15. For info: Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit Facebook/Savannah Dance Club Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

December 11, 7p.m. - Join the Garrison of Fort King George for a holiday meal of turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, corn pudding and bread pudding. Caroling and holiday musket firing concludes the evening. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit the non-profit “Garrison of Fort King George.” $30/person. Darien, GA. 912-437-4770 or www.

Christmas Tree lot

The Savannah Lions Club opens its 33rd annual Christmas Tree lot in Daffin Park this Sunday, Nov. 21, and will remain open until all trees are sold. The lot is open daily from 9 until 8, excepting Thanksgiving. Cash and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit our various charitable concerns.

Display of Civil War Artifacts

An exhibition of items recently unearthed from a former prison site known as Camp Lawton, near Millen, GA. Includes many rare personal items, such as picture frames, belt buckles and other items. Georgia Southern University Museum. Statesboro. $2/admission. On display through the end of April 2011.

LCCA Mass Choir

The LCCA Mass Choir will be presenting a special Christmas Concert for the community on Sunday, December 12th at 6pm. at the First United Methodist Church in Hinesville. Everyone is invited to this free concert.

Music in the Parlour with Diana

An afternoon of music, with homemade scones and sweet tea. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3pm. $30/person. Limited seating. Reservations

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Hatha Yoga classes

The Armstrong Center is available for meetings, seminars, workshops or social events. Classrooms, meeting space, auditorium and 6000-square-foot ballroom. 344-2951. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

The Armstrong Center

Film & Video Psychotronic Film Society

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit:

Reel Savannah

Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit

Savannah Jewish Film Festival

Passes are on sale for the 2011 SJFF, which takes place from Jan. 29-Feb. 6, 2011. Full week passes are available for $50/JEA Members and $65 for non-members. Individual tickets for screenings will be available at each screening. For more info, including schedule: or call 912-355-8111.

Fitness A New Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN ( Wing Chun) is the worlds 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.

Belly Drills

Belly Drill your body with Cybelle. This is 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: 6-7pm. Visit www.cybelle3. com. For info: or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome.

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


2 hour dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. This is geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way towards a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. $25/class. 912-4141091 http://cybellefusionbellydance.wordpress. com/

Crunch Lunch

30 minute Core and ABs concentration class. Offered 11:30am & 12:15pm Mon, Wed & Fri @ Fitness Body & Balance 2127 1/2 East Victory Dr. 912-3984776.

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-3417710

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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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 Abercorn St , Savannah

Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah

Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St , http://savannahpilates. com/

Pregancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail ann@

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

Squats N’ Tots

Stretch and strengthen overused body parts, as well as focus on muscle endurance, low impact aerobics, and abdominal work. Your baby (age 6 weeks to one year) can get in on the fun, or simply stay close to you on your mat. Call to pre-register 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

The Yoga Room

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

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 912-350-9031.

Zumba Fitness

Classes every week in the Pooler and Rincon area. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music dance themes that create a dynamic, effective fitness system. All ages and shapes are encouraged to attend. $7 per class. For info, contact Carmen at 484-1266 or

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996. Savannah

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Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets first Tues of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Christina Focht at 663-5087 or email First City Network, Savannah

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 info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, Savannah http://www.

What Makes A Family

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.

Health Basic Breastfeeding Class

Two-hour session is designed to educate and support the mother planning to breastfeed. December 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 per couple. Memorial Women’s Services Conference Room at Memorial. call 912-350-BORN (2676) or register online at

Better Breathers of Savannah

Meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or dickyt1954@

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the SJ/C African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for appt. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appt necessary. Every Monday-Friday from 10a. m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah

Free hearing & speech screening

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 3554601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www.

Healthcare for the Uninsured

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


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A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432.

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843-683-8750 or e-mail Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon http://

HypnoBirthing Classes

Learn to birth in a calm and gentle environment without fear. Uses relaxation, meditation and guided imagery to achieve the birthing experience you desire. Tiffany,

I am your ‘life’ coach

You like to be happy, healthy and successful? I am your coach, helping you to live your life to your fullest potential in all fields. I help you to expand your talents. I offer small groups or one person appts. Please call: 912-604-3281

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, html. Family Health and Birth Center, Savannah

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! For info: or 912-247-4263

Memorial Health blood pressure check Free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

a group of individuals with a strong desire to help raise awareness about pancreatic cancer. The group also provides support for families coping with this illness. Dec. 28, 6p.m. at Panera Bread on White Bluff & Abercorn. For more info, call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

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The Quit Line

A toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www.unitegeorgia. com.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit e-mail

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 912-786-5917 or visit Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center 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. 8983980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

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 sign-up on our website

Pets & Animals A Walk in the Park

Professional pet sitting, boarding, dog walking and house sitting services offered in downtown Savannah and the nearby islands. All jobs accepted are performed by the owner to ensure the safety of your pets. Local references available. Please call 401.2211 or email to make a reservation.

Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. For more info:


Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Insured, bonded, certified in pet first aid and CPR. 355-9656,

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 4476605. Savannah

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. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah http://www.

Religious & Spiritual Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Savannah

DrUUming Circle

First Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah on Troup Square at Habersham and Macon streets. Drummers, dancers and the drum-curious are welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info.

Live Web-streaming

Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto www., click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-4948629,, Savannah

Midweek Bible Study

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah

Music Ministry for Children & Youth

The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 45 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah

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An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call the clerk, 912-373-6276 Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah

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Realizing The God Within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

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.

Stand for Peace

A sllent witness for peace that will be held in Johnson Square the fourth Sunday of every month from 1-2pm until the occupation ends. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice and Action Committee. 224-7456, 231-2252, 234-0980, Johnson Square, Bull & Abercorn Sts. , Savannah

The Savannah Zen Center

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:307:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, or www. 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Unity of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) A.W.E. interactive worship service at 7 p.m. every first Friday of the month. Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, www. or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah

Sports & Games

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Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http://

Domestic Violence Hotline

The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-800-33-HAVEN.

Domestic violence support group

Texas Hold ’Em Poker League

Free Texas Hold Em poker league is available to the public. Teaches new players how to play and advanced players can come and work on their skills. Prize tournaments for season points leaders. for more info.

Support Groups Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit Savannah

LD-AD/HD Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Meets every second Monday at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143. Savannah

Don’t face your problems alone

Parents of children with learning disorders, attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder are invited to join this professionally lead support group discussion problem solving, medication, alternative treatments and more. Pre-registration req’d. Call Laurel Brady at 912-659-4687.

Are you between the ages of 11-18, or a concerned parent of a teen? We are here to help. Please call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter 912-234-4048 or www.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Fibromyalgia support group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah http://www.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 912-356-3688.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Amputee Support Group

Bariatric Support Group

This support group is open to anybody who has had or is considering having bariatric surgery. For more information call 912-350-DIET (3438). December 11, 10a.m. Memorial Health Medical Education Auditorium.

Bleeding Disorders Support Group

Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

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. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-8784. Savannah

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 355-1221; or visit 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@ 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Savannah

First Line

An after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800264-7154.

Gray Matters 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. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

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 Savannah

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email:

Hope House

Provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, follow-up care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave. Call

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. for more information.

Carole Kaczorowski at 598-7001, Lorr Elias at 351-6375 or Bruce Elias at 644-5916. Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave , Savannah

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Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. 355-5196. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Memorial Health Focus

Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For info, call Saundra at 350-3396. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah

Narcotics Anonymous

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness

A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-353-7143 for more info.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue ,

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 56:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

PRIDE Support Group

This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue

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1 Bed 1 Bath House 116 Smith Ave garden City. Renovated, new frdg, new window AC/HT unit, new boiler. Great location quiet neighborhood. Rent Includes Water. 1st Month and $500.00 deposit due at signing. Minutes from Downtown Savannah. $575.00 (229)848-6659 2018 ALABAMA AVENUE: 2BR/1BA, private fenced yard, close to park. All appliances including washer/dryer. Pets ok. $300/dep, $650/month. Call 667-1860 or 667-3968 2021 WESTLAKE AVENUE 2BR/1BA Apt. completely remodeled, hardwood floors $600/rent, $300/deposit. 2BR/1BA Apt. $550/mo., $275/dep. Call 912-844-3990 or 655-9121 2106 S. FERNWOOD DRIVE 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, carport. $825/month, $800/deposit. References & Credit check required. Pets ok with approval. 898-0078

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A DEAL! Super Special for the month of November 2010 1301 & 1303 E. 66TH ST. 2BR/2BA, all electric, W/D connection, near Memorial Hospital. $700/month _________________ 1304 E. 67TH ST. Near Memorial Hosp. 2BR/1BA, all electric, W/D connection. $675/month, $200/deposit 11515 WHITE BLUFF RD. 1BR/1BA, walk-in closet, LR, all electric, W/D connection. $500/month, $200/deposit 1812 N. AVALON 2BR/1.5BA Townhome, all electric, W/D connection $650/month, $200/dep. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY XROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

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OAK FOREST-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $500-$550 DUANE COURT-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen, $625. 739-1/2 E. 39TH-2BR,1BA, furnished kitchen, duplex $675. 33 HIDDEN LAKE-3BR,2BA, furnished kitchen, townhouse $825. WINDSOR CROSSING CONDO-total electric, 2BR, 2BA, $650. 113-A LADONNA Wil. Island, 2BR/1BA, furnished kitchen $675 118 W.WHITE HAWTHORNE DR. 3BR/2BA, furnished kitchen, Georgetown $1000. RICHMOND HILL: Piercefield, 3BR/2BA, fenced yard $950. All Reasonable Offers Considered Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

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RENT: DUPLEX 1220 E. 55th. 2-bedroom, 1-bath $475/month plus deposit $475. Two blocks off Waters Ave., close to Daffin Park. Call 912-234-2726, Days/Nights/Weekends.


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TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Drive, Apt 13D 2BR/1.5BA, 2-story. Washer/dryer connections, all appliances. No pets. $600/month, $600/deposit. Call 912-663-0177 or 912-663-5368.

TOWNHOUSE- Lewis Dr. 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Stove, Refrigerator, washer/dryer connections, dishwasher, central heat/air, total electric, no pets. $600/month $600/deposit. 912-657-4583, 912-495-1889.

TWO 2BR APTS. FOR RENT 1511 East 33rd: 2BR w/ceiling fans, window AC, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator. $525/month, $525/deposit. 1408-1/2, upper, E.38th. 2BR, eatin kitchen, ceiling fan, window AC $750/month, $750/deposit. We pay all utilities.Serious inquiries only. 234-6150

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Rooming house on 38th & Drayton. Furnished apts., utilities included $125/week. Rooms $80/week. Call 234-9779 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995. Furnished Rooms 140.00wk. Furnished rooms for rent with tv,cable,central heat/air,enclosed porch, privacy fence and large sit-in kitchen. $140.00 (912)306-6776


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 MIDDLEGROUND SPECIAL! Rooms for rent: Southside location CH&A, $115-$125/week. $50/dep. Call 912-272-5396

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$75 MOVE IN SPECIAL SOUTHSIDE-EASTSIDE - WESTSIDE New Large Clean Carpeted Rooms, only 2-4 rooms per guest house. Quiet Areas, Busline. Cable, Fridge, TV, utilities, furnished rooms. Rooms with PRIVATE BATHROOMS available. $99-$159/Week. DISCOUNT FOR FOOD SERVICE AND HOTEL EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS 2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA APTS. LR, kitchen, refrigerator, stove, all utilities & cable included. Weekly $179, $215, $225. Monthly $880 w/utilities. No Credit check.


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Hilton Head Volkswagen

at the New River Auto Mall Hwy. 278, 3.5 miles west of S.C. 170 | 843.288.0550

*For all lease offers: Lessee responsible for damage, excess wear and insurance. Exclude taxes, title, options and dealer fees. On approved credit through primary lender. Supplies limited. Photos for illustration only. 12011 Tiguan S with automatic transmission, MSRP $25,405. Monthly payments total $11,844. Purchase option at lease end $14,408. $.25/mile over 12,000 miles. 22010 VW Routan S with automatic transmission, MSRP $26,700. Monthly payments total $10,044. Purchase option at lease end $12,549. $.25/mile over 12,000 miles. 32011 VW Jetta S with manual transmission, MSRP $16,765. Monthly payments total $8,604. Purchase option at lease end $10,059. $.25/mile over 12,000 miles. 4APR on VW New Beetle Convertible through 12/31/2010. 11/30/2010. With approved credit. Down payment may be required. Š2010 Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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