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Dirt: The Movie

What: A

documentary about the earth’s most under-appreciated, yet important substance and its effects on our lives. Final film in the Real Food Film Festival. When: Thu. March 3, 6 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy Cost: Free Info:

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Film: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (US, 1965)


What: The Russ Meyer classic. The “Citizen

Kane” of trashy cinema.

When: Fri. March 4, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info:

The Lynx sails into Savannah

What: The celebrated privateer ship from the

War of 1812 sails into Savannah. Visitors will be able to tour the vessel, and even go out for a sailing adventure later in the afternoon. When: Arrives Wed. March 2, 12 p.m. Where: Riverfront, River Street, Cost: $5/tour, $30-55/sail adventure Info:



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What: A gathering of returned Savannah-area Peace Corps volunteers and those interested in info about volunteering. When: Wed. March 2, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Leoci’s Trattoria, 606 Abercorn St.



Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

What: Learn about tea traditions and early

19th century tea. Reservations recommended. When: Thu. March 3, 5 p.m., Fri. March 4, 5 p.m., Fri. March 4, 5 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. Cost: $18 Info:

Psychedelic Exhibit Opening and ‘60s Dance Party What: New exhibit celebrating art since the



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‘60s opens with a go-go dance party featuring dancers from Savannah Arts Academy, ‘60s hits spinning, and a light show. When: Thu. March 3, 7 p.m. Cost: Free for members, $10 nonmembers Info:

Theater: Fourteen

What: Dinner theater program benefis



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tion, one a talk show host and the other the disgraced President of the United States. When: Fri. March 4, 8 p.m., Sat. March 5, 8 p.m., Sun. March 6, 3 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louisville Rd. Cost: $15 Info:

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

at Grayson Stadium during the 2011 Sand Gnats’ season. When: Wed. March 2, 5:30 p.m. Where: Quality Inn Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St.


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Theater: Frost/Nixon

church. Fourteen is a one-act comedy set in the 1920s. Matinee is dessert/beverage only. Reservations req’d. When: Thu. March 3, 7 p.m., Fri. March 4, 7 p.m., Sat. March 5, 7 p.m., Sun. March 6, 3 pm Where: Aldersgate UMC, 2020 Tennessee Ave. Cost: $12 (except Sunday 3/6, $10)

The Telfair brings in a screening of the acclaimed documentary Dirt on Thursday night



Skidaway Island Antiques Show and Sale

What: Vendors specializing in a variety of eras/

styles. A fundraiser benefiting several youthserving organizations in the community. When: Fri. March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. March 5, 10 a.m.-5 pm, Sun. March 6, 11:30 a.m.-pm Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Rd. Cost: $8/person (good for all 3 days) Info:


Lecture: More than Wigs

What: Monica Rausch, assistant pro-

fessor of English, will discuss Ama Ata Aidoo’s short stories. When: Fri. March 4, 12 p.m. Where: AASU University Hall rm 156, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

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What: Kathryn Martin, Ph.D., assistant

dean of the Southeast Georgia Campus of the Medical College of Georgia’s School of Medicine discusses healthcare reform. When: Fri. March 4, 1:30-3 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Theater: The Mikado

What: The Asbury Theatre Company presents

Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic operetta about English sensibilities transposed into Japan. When: Fri. March 4, 8 p.m., Sat. March 5, 8 p.m., Sun. March 6, 3 p.m. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist, 1008 E. Henry St. , Cost: $10 Info:

Living History at Owens-Thomas House: A Visit from Lafayette

What: Dramatic vignettes relive the visit of Marquis de Lafayette to the Owens-Thomas House in 1825. When: Fri. March 4, 6 and 6:45 p.m. Where: Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn Cost: $10 Telfair members, $15 nonmembers Info:

Theater: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

What: Savannah Christian Prep Council for

Arts and Academics presents the tale of Charlie and the search for a golden ticket. When: Fri. March 4, 7 p.m., Sat. March 5, 7 p.m., Sun. March 6, 3 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $9 Info: 912-525-5050.

Comedy: King Rich

What: Stand up comedian and playwright demonstrates his observational humor. Opening act is Jeremy “The Asian Dude” Nguyn. When: Fri. March 4, 8 p.m. Where: Bay St. Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $9 Info:

What: A kick-off to the weekend long

Mardi Gras celebration on Tybee featuring live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe. When: Fri. March 4, 8 p.m.-midnight Where: Fannie’s on the Beach, 1613 Strand Ave. Cost: $20/adv, $25/door Info:

Tibetan Gongs

What: Soothing sounds by Richard Hite. When: Sun. March 6, 7 p.m. Where: Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Cost: $20/suggested donation

I Cantori’s 20th Anniversary

Benefits local non-profit. When: Fri. March 4, 9 p.m. Where: Saya Lounge, 109 W. Broughton Cost: Donations

choir opens its 20th season with music by Dvorak, Bernstein and more. When: Sun. March 6, 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bull St. and 31st. Cost: $15/adults, $10/students



Rain barrels and compost bins

What: Offered at discounted prices by

the City of Savannah, the MPC and Step Up. Credit card or check only. When: Sat. March 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: East Broad Elementary, 400 E. Broad St. Cost: Compost bins: $45, Rain Barrels: $55


Comics Expo

What: 40 vendors and demos about DIY publishing for artists and comic lovers. When: Sat. March 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Pirate’s House, 2nd Floor, 20 E. Broad St. Cost: Free and open to the public

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What: Live music, food, and the

Tybee Bazaar marketplace. A parade will run down Butler Ave at 1pm. When: Sat. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Where: Tybee Pier Pavillion, Tybrisa St./Strand Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Director’s Preservation Tour

What: Tour in and around the home

discussing the recent restoration and techniques for site preservation. When: Sat. March 5, 4:30 p.m., Tue. March 8, 4:30 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State Cost: $18 Info:

Lecture: Peter Shankman

What: Social media wiz and founder of “Help A Reporter Out” speaks. When: Sat. March 5, 5 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern University Cost: $15/students, $35/professionals


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Tuesday Public Meeting on US 80

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What: Meeting on bridge issues over Bull River and Lazaretto Creek. When: Tue. March 8, 6-8 p.m. Where: The Old School Cafeteria, 202 Fifth St. , Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public


Author: Cavanaugh Lee

What: Local author of “Save as Draft” discusses how she turned experiences into a novel. When: Tue. March 8, 7 p.m. Where: Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn Cost: Free and open to the public

Music: Savannah Winds

What: Spring performance. When: Tue. March 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium Cost: $14 , $2 discount seniors/military


What: Broadway show melding percus-

sion and everyday objects. When: Tue. March 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center, Statesboro Cost: $45 public, $10/GSU students

Film: Greenfingers

What: Historic Savannah Foundation

hosts screening of this film about British prisoners who take up gardening. When: Tue. March 8, 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. , Cost: $10



Film: Day of the Triffids (UK, 1962)

What: A meteor shower blinds most

Sunday Lecture: The Weeping


What: Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson discusses the largest slave sale in Georgia’s history, which took place at Ten Broeck Course in Savannah.

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When: Sun. March 6, 3 p.m. Where: Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris Cost: Free and open to the public

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March is certainly roaring in like a lion on the cultural front. Though always the beginning of our frenzied spring arts and festival season, March is even more loaded with events this year than usual. The first thing you might notice this week is our special Savannah Stopover insert section, a complete guide to this altogether unique inaugural edition of the festival. Taking place not this week but the following week, Savannah Stopover brings 50 awesome bands to town — who are “stopping over” on their way to Austin’s South By Southwest festival — during the span of four days, March 9-12, at various venues. While we will certainly continue our own editorial coverage of the event up to and during the Stopover itself, please take note of the special section this week and keep it as a guide for next week’s shows. Another event the weekend of March 11-12 we’re writing about a tad early is the ‘Go Grow’ Georgia Organics annual conference, held in Savannah for the very first time. It’s hard to overstate the importance of this event, which is usually held hours away in the more progressive and thickly populated northern part of the state in the Atlanta and Athens area.

The fact that Georgia Organics chose Savannah as the host city this year speaks volumes about the city’s rapidly expanding consciousness about sustainable cuisine and the need for a community infrastructure to support it. Read more in my extended interview this week with Cha Bella chef Matthew Roher, who this year hosts the huge annual “Farmer’s Feast” featuring many of the South’s best chefs. Theatre is taking off as well, with a couple of key openings this week. Asbury Memorial UMC opens its production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic The Mikado. At Muse Arts Warehouse, check out the opening weekend of Frost/Nixon, starring Christopher Blair (of Hedwig and the Angry Inch fame) and our own Arts & Entertainment Editor Bill DeYoung as the former president. I can’t let Bill get all the limelight this week; yours truly will be portraying Governor George Troup in the new living history production at the Telfair-administered OwensThomas House, “A Visit from Lafayette.” It’s a series of vignettes performed in the interior of

the historic home, all about the Marquis de Lafayette’s stop there in 1825. The Telfair has a couple of other noteworthy events this week, including a ‘60s Dance Party Thursday at the Jepson promoting the opening of their “Psychedelic” exhibit, featuring a light show and go-go dancers courtesy of the Savannah Arts Academy. Also Thursday night, the Telfair Academy concludes the Real Food Film Festival — a nice warmup for Georgia Organics — by hosting a screening of Dirt. Looking ahead a bit, after Georgia Organics and Savannah Stopover conclude, we of course gear up for full St. Patrick’s Day mode. The big parade day comes on a Thursday this year, which means our usual special St. Patrick’s issue hits stands the Wednesday prior, on March 16. After that, we enter Savannah Music Festival world. The now world-famous annual event happens March 24-April 9 this year. Expect a ton of interviews and coverage of all the highlight acts, including the Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Bela Fleck, and Sharon Jones. On a sad note, the recent City Council meeting nominating Rochelle Small-Toney as our new city manager couldn’t have been more demoralizing. Far from beginning to heal the wounds, it appears to have rubbed salt in them, from a variety of sources. Read Patrick Rodgers’ account this issue. cs

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WWII Monument was fast-tracked, poorly-built Editor, This letter is in regards to the recently–unveiled World War II Veterans monument on River Street. I would like to express my disappointment at the outcome and the precedent that this project sets in the downtown community. In the haste to erect this monument it appears that many elements were fast–tracked and low–bid. Though the rapid design development and construction schedule was implemented for admirable reason — that living veterans may visit the monument and pay their respects — the result is a less–than–desirable monument.

It is, in my opinion, an unsuitable testament to both the magnitude of the World War II conflict and the memory of its Savannah– area veterans. More broadly, the monument makes an ill–fitting addition to the public realm of historic River Street and downtown Savannah, whose urban design is renowned for its timeless and elegant combination of functionality and aesthetics as well as the quality and durability of the materials that make the city, such as brick, stone and tabby. Upon visiting the monument for the first time in December I was immediately struck by the overall appearance of haphazardness in its scale and organization and the cheapness of its materiality. While the concept, “a world

divided” (expressed as a halved sphere), is simple and poetic, its literal execution as a globe rendered with geographically “accurate” coastlines, bespeaks a low confidence in the viewing public to bring their own interpretation or sensibilities to their experience of the monument. The city has numerous excellent examples of conventional monuments. What it needs, today, is to accept into its fabric memorials and monuments that are in keeping with contemporary modes of expression and experience. Savannah must continue to draw meaning from the past while simultaneously renewing itself, so that the city does not become obsolete or inauthentic. Materially, the primary feature of the monument — the globe

— is meant to appear constructed of a substantial shell of semi–precious metal, but is in fact quite flimsy and thin upon closer inspection. It reveals itself to be an artifice. The pedestal, meanwhile, is covered in a veneer of cheap stucco or some similar surfacing of the sort that one may find in a motel lobby. The inner walls of the halved– sphere are conceived as the verbal “narrative” of the monument, memorializing the names of the veterans and the branches and divisions of the military under which they served. While this name–recording is a necessary part of the memorial, the significance of both the individual and collective contribution of the veterans is lessened continues next page

Thanks for attention to GMO issues Editor, I was thrilled to see that Ursula Tischner wrote about GMO food and the monster that Monsanto is. They are pushing through foods that even rats won’t eat – gene modified tomatoes specifically!  But, we are supposed to eat them with tons of RoundUP in every bite!  Gladly there is now a full scale movement to stop them before it’s too late — as in organic is gone for eternity!  Join and let your fellings be heard.  We are mobilizing to let the rest of the world know that RoundUp does not work as superweeds have already sprung up that are resistant to it, and what is Monsanto’s answer to that?   Pour more toxic chemicals on the new superweeds that bend farmers machines!  Where will it stop?  Theresa Wiegand

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As this monument fades — and trust me, it will not age well and will require expensive, ongoing maintenance facilitated by the City and the veteran’s group in order to prevent it from disintegrating — I hope that the citizens and decision–makers responsible for implementing monumental projects in Savannah’s public realm will carefully consider the material, aesthetic, and contextual qualities in addition to the cultural significance of all proposed monuments. One such way to ensure a range of design ideas and proposals is to host competitions, by invitation or open to the general public. The City, in conjunction with the Historic Site and Monument Commission, may also wish to revisit its criteria for acceptable materials and construction methods, which are evaluated during the approvals process. While I hope that many surviving veterans of World War II and other visitors have been able find meaning and value in the present monument on River Street, I, for one, remain critical. I believe that public questioning and discussion of such projects — even an acceptance of a certain political agonistic pluralism, where we may find it necessary to agree to disagree — is the best way to both refine and reinvent Savannah and its and civic spaces. Ryan S. Madson


by the material and visual trappings — superfluous signage representing the branches of the military, and an access panel at the base of the sphere which, bafflingly, appears to be nothing more than a piece of painted plywood. As a former member of the Historic Site and Monument Commission that oversaw and nominally approved the final design of the monument, I must express my disappointment that those responsible for designing and erecting the monument were not more concerned about the materiality and durability of their project. The modernist adage “less is more” was also ignored in their approach. Recommendations from the Historic Site and Monuments Commission to consider the timeless qualities and interpretive subtleties that have marked successful precedents, such as the widely–admired Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial on the National Mall (itself not without controversy during the time of its construction) went unheeded by the creators of the present memorial. Thankfully, the site that they had originally intended to host the monument — Oglethorpe Square — was refused by the City as a suitable venue. Those responsible for the design seemingly failed to understand the greater importance of the public realm — the spatial scale, experiential qualities, and materiality — of historic downtown Savannah that trump the imperatives of any special interest group, even one as significant as the veterans of World War II. I hope this letter will not be misread as unpatriotic or disrespectful of the veterans in the community. On the contrary, both of my grandfathers fought in the War. My mother’s father, who was born and raised in Bulloch County, served two tours in the U.S. Navy and engaged in combat in numerous theaters of battle, including at Normandy where so many of his fellow soldiers gave their lives. I am deeply grateful for the sacrifices that our fathers and grandfathers made for this country during World War II and for their principled resistance to tyranny and fascism in the world. My grandfather, who was a carpenter before the war, spent his life afterwards as a respected building contractor in the Statesboro community, where he prided himself on the quality of his built projects. He has since passed away, but if he were still alive I would be curious to know his reception of this monument to the memory of his fallen brethren.

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Matthew Roher is executive chef at Cha Bella, probably Savannah’s most cutting–edge restaurant in terms of its commitment to sustainability and supporting local producers. But the weekend of March 11–12, Roher will be an executive chef of a different and even more daunting kind, as he plays host to what he calls “the best collection of chefs ever assembled in Savannah, hands–down.” That would be for the Farmer’s Feast, featuring food grown and raised by local farmers and cooked by award–winning regional chefs such as Charleston’s Sean Brock and Atlanta’s Linton Hopkins, and local chefs such as Kelly Yambor and Joe Randall. It’s all part of the the Georgia Organics “Go Grow” annual conference, held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Island March 11–12. The conference features farm tours, workshops, film screenings, and one event open to non–registrants, the all–day Expo on Friday March 11. The Farmer’s Feast is Saturday night, following by the keynote from renowned organic foods advocate Vandana Shiva. The fact that Georgia Organics — the “largest and most important local farmer/food advocacy, farm–to–school group in the Southeast,” as Roher describes it — is holding the event in Savannah is a paradigm shift of sorts. “They’ve been extremely active in the northern part of the state, doing incredible work connecting farmers, schools and consumers in the Atlanta/Athens area,” Roher explains.

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“The fact that they have, after all these years, decided that Savannah is right for this visit is a big deal for them,” he says. The motivating factor behind the growing success of Georgia Organics and of restaurants like Cha Bella is a burgeoning national and global movement “that’s getting away from these monster corporations that have just destroyed the local culture of food — which, let’s face it, our entire civilization is built upon,” Roher says. “I think all of us in our hearts realize that, and want to get back to it in some way, shape or form.” One example Roher cites is the Slow Food movement, which stresses the communal and community–bonding nature of eating — not just who you eat dinner with, but where that dinner came from in the first place. “A regeneticized chicken is so far away from the original chicken that you’re basically losing the species,” says Roher. “It’s a food that can’t be sustained

naturally, only sustained within scientific corporate environments. They’re almost not real animals anymore. Seeds are also vanishing because of this process.” Cha Bella and restaurants like it are going in the opposite direction. “We have seed banks, we collect heirloom seeds that Ma & Pa were growing back in the day. We support heritage breed, blood–based protein products, like natural pastured beef from cows that spend 90 percent of their days grazing,” Roher says. For Cha Bella, the results have been good, but in this heat–and–serve town, the hard work of securing organic, locally–sourced food and preparing it deliciously hasn’t been easy. Roher sees an important part of his mission as inspiring other restaurateurs to take the plunge and not to feel alone in doing so. “People saw our Farm Box concept and the farmer dinners, then they see the success of restaurant, then they think maybe locally there’s something

Roher describes Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food culture as â&#x20AC;&#x153;all potential,â&#x20AC;? but says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot of work to do in order to bring the local cuisine experience up to the standard of real regional food powers like Charleston or Atlanta. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this point weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got people realizing if you stick to your guns, know your producer as a buyer and then present your producer as part of the dining experience, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna pay off in the long term. It might take a little time because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite have a culture of that yet.â&#x20AC;? The kind of food culture Savannah does have, Roher says, goes like this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;To open a restaurant, you have to sit down with one of five reps that sell $200 million worth of food in this town alone,â&#x20AC;? he explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That person flips a book open and you design your entire menu based on the food in this catalog. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is my menuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and slide it across the table so they can price it out for you,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care where the food comes from. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Savannah was, and in a lot of ways still is.â&#x20AC;? There are very real market and political forces aligned against sustainable, locallyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;sourced restaurants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are scary forces out there, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had brushes with them,â&#x20AC;? Roher says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have companies in Georgia who sell billions of chickens a year in a particular way. Now they see this incredible movement of local pastured chickens springing up everywhere.â&#x20AC;? Simply put, huge agribusiness companies in Georgia have enormous power and influence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They hire politicians to represent their interests locally and nationally,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they see chinks in their armor, like people looking to have a connection with their eggs and the chickens that lay them, they go to the politicians and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Listen, we need to do something about it. What kind of legislation can you introduce to make it more difficult for them to do business?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The 2002 move by the federal government to take ownership of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;organicâ&#x20AC;? label â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you now have to pay fees and pass USDA requirements to legally put that word on your products â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was seen

by many in the growâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;local movement as an attempt by agribusiness to coâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;opt the increasing popularity of the organic food lifestyle. That said, Roher says he does prefer to use growers who are organicâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;certified â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not exclusively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not gonna penalize the fourth generation grower who has intentions of converting his farm to organic,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will support them as much as I can and tell them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and this is where Georgia Organics comes in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a support structure, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a network of educators and farmers, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the solution to get certified.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Cha Bella only uses local producers, meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;the farmer is able to harvest the night before, load his truck and be at your door by lunchtime.â&#x20AC;? If a producer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t organic yet, Roher wants to make sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dramatically reducing herbicides and pesticides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to have a plan in place to phase that stuff out and be able to show youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using less and less of it, proving that to me by invoices. I go by the look feel, quality and taste of products,â&#x20AC;? he says. The growers he supports with the majority of his purchasing dollar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; his topâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;tier suppliers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are farmers who have gone though the effort to get certified organically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you get your dirt certified, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out with Roundup. They come out the following year to do tests, and if they find trace elements you lose certification for 24 months.â&#x20AC;? That said, the emphasis of the Go Grow conference is all positive, and for Roher the highlight is the opportunity to have so many nationallyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;renowned chefs come together for the culminating Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got James Beard winners, Top Chef contestants, just killinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it and doinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it right,â&#x20AC;? he says gleefully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are people who are ahead of the curve in Atlanta and Athens and now are coming here to work with our people,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to make introductions, get everybody on everybody elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rolodexes, and put Savannah in a different and better place.â&#x20AC;? cs Georgia Organics â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Go Growâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference When: March 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Cost: $275 for nonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;members, $215 Ga. Organics members. Expo open to the public Fri. March 11, 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m., $10. Info:

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West Chatham Elementary School (WCES) is initiating a revolution in nutrition — hence the name for their new and improved garden, Soar Garden: Seeds Of A Revolution. The garden will encompass plants that are indigenous or particularly wellsuited to Georgia, including carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, corn, and rice. Each grade level, pre–K through 5th grade, will have a bed of a variety of vegetables that they are responsible for maintaining. They also plan on having an orchard that includes pear trees, plum trees, and peach trees. And later? Chickens! One side is a sensory garden and is ADA-approved for children with any type of disability. The sensory garden served as inspiration for the creation of Soar Garden. Jacqueline Dennerlein, a teacher involved with preparing the garden, knows that implementing agriculture into the school’s curriculum is important for many reasons. “With gardening, we’ve learned that the children don’t understand patience. We’re in this culture right now where everything’s high tech, it’s fast; you can immediately get on the internet and get what you need. Nature is not that immediate,” she says. Along with teaching the children the virtue of patience, gardening will also

teach them a healthy lifestyle. “It’s amazing, kids all know the McDonald’s sign. They see it and they’re like ‘Ooh, McDonald’s!’ It’s really sad for me that they don’t know the names of plants. You could show them corn in the field, and they wouldn’t know that that’s corn,” says Dennerlein. Even if the garden only teaches the children what dirt actually feels like, it has served its purpose: “We have kids now, even young ones, and they don’t want to get their hands dirty, or they’re not used to it. They don’t know the feel of dirt. If you really put that into perspective, it’s a little frightening,” explains Dennerlein. One of the goals for the garden that WCES has is for the food that the children are growing to go to the school’s cafeteria. By doing so, “The kids can see from the seed, to the ground, to the harvest, to their plate,” Dennerlein says, “then, they can understand that lifestyle.” John Hoyman, another teacher involved with the preparing of the garden, adds, “They can even see whatever’s left over go right back into the ground, replenishing it. Through composting, they can see that the worms will break it down.” WCES also hopes that within a few years, the garden will be producing enough food to go to the cafeteria and

to the community. Once the garden is ready to have the first seeds planted, which will be before the end of the school year, it will be up to the teachers for agriculture to seep into all parts of the curriculum. The teachers will be allowed to take the students to the garden for all types of assignments. The sensory portion of the garden can serve as inspiration for art and writing assignments. Measuring the height of the plants and tracking their growth could be implemented in math assignments. The possibilities for using the garden as a way to teach the children are endless. With the teachers working to incorporate the garden as much as possible into the children’s learning, there is a potential for agriculture to greatly impact the children, only furthering the revolution in nutrition. “This is a way to educate...just to introduce the children to a variety of food and crops. Healthy bodies, healthy minds,” Dennerlein says. cs To donate money to the Soar Garden visit: For more information or to volunteer to help with the garden contact Jacqueline Dennerlein at:

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The search is over Rochelle Small-Toney has been nominated as permanent City Manager

For the second meeting in a row, the City Manager search was not on the actual agenda, but the large public turnout — which included bikers, preachers, mayoral candidates, business owners and the media — was indication of what was expected. The agenda’s omission was quickly rectified by Alderman Van Johnson who added two items; discussion of the city manager search and appointment of the city manager. Alderman Jeff Felser offered a motion to reconsider the Mayor’s compromise from the previous meeting — to keep Small–Toney as Acting City Manager until January 2012. It was rejected by a vote of 5–4, signaling an end to what had been viewed by many as the unifying option. The City’s department heads submitted a signed letter clarifying some “confusion” over the use of their input on the City Manager candidates, which was

not intended to be a ranking system. Alderman Larry Stuber also sought to amend the minutes, and clarify his remarks, which had prompted the letter from the bureau chiefs. “You didn’t rank them, I did,” Stuber said. “I stand by that ranking.” Next up was a second reading of the proposed ordinance requiring the City Manager to have a million dollar surety bond, which had previously passed first reading with a unanimous vote. Alderman Johnson motioned to table the second reading, which put it on hold indefinitely. Mayor Johnson said he wanted to announce for the record that Small–Toney has been approved for a public official bond of $1 million. He showed the letter to the room, adding, “There should be no more discussion.” Since late January, the bond issue, and confusion surrounding it, had been central to those opposing Small–Toney’s

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The prolonged and divisive search for a permanent City Manager has come to end, although true resolution remains distant. At last week’s City Council meeting, Rochelle Small–Toney was approved by a 5–4 vote along racial lines, and is expected to receive a formal offer for the job at the council meeting on March 10.

Rochelle Small-Toney is congratulated by community members after the meeting.

qualification for the position. The reason for her initially being rejected remains secret. As discussion over the necessity of the bonding ordinance continued, the rift between members caused by weeks of often-personal debate back-and-forth showed no signs of healing. In the middle of an exchange between the Mayor and Alderman Felser about unity, Alderman Tony Thomas interjected a question to the Mayor. “Did you order the investigation or not?” He asked, referring to the Internal Affairs investigation conducted by police into the information leaked to the media by a City employee. Under the City’s charter, the Mayor does not have the authority to request action by the Chief of Police. When Johnson wouldn’t dignify his question, Thomas lashed out, asking whether he had “the courage” to respond — a comment that caused an

audible gasp from the audience. A motion to invalidate the entire search process was introduced, and then amended to become a motion to “end the City Manager search.” That passed unanimously, setting the stage for the 5–4 vote to formally nominate Small–Toney. Following the meeting, Small–Toney was greeted with hugs and applause from community members as she slipped quietly back to her office. Awaiting a formal offer from council, and Small–Toney accepting the position, the conclusion of the search seems to have left as many questions as answers. The one that looms the largest is how, after months of protracted debate, the city as a whole addresses a cadre of issues raised by the process, and whether or not we deal with them or sweep them back under the rug. cs



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A woman stopped at a precinct to file a complaint about credit fraud. The woman had been incarcerated for several weeks earlier this year and had released her belongings to her cell mate’s mother with the agreement that the mother would withdraw $120 from her bank account. The mother would then deposit $100 into the woman’s account at the jail, and keep $20 for herself. The woman said that the money had never been deposited into her account at the jail, and that when she got out, she discovered that $425 had been withdrawn from her account, and the account had been closed. The information was forwarded to financial crimes detectives.

• A man flagged down an officer on patrol to report items that had been taken from a property he owns. He told the officer that he allowed a woman he knew to stay at one of his properties for a few months without paying rent while she got back on her feet. The man had to serve an eviction to the woman via the Sheriff ’s Department because she refused to leave at the end of the agreed upon time. When the man went by the property, a few days after the eviction papers had been delivered, he found that the front door had been left wide open, the back door had been kicked in and several appliances had been taken, along with furniture and other household goods belonging to him. She still has a key to the property, and the owner said he believes she may try to come back for the rest of the items. • An officer responded to a call from a familiar residence where he’s been “numerous times,” usually “around 21:00 or later.” The caller stated that he wants his ex–wife out of his house. The officer noted that he had been drinking, and appears to suffering from the early

stages of either Alzheimer’s or dementia, which is exacerbated by the alcohol. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer asked the man to show him his medications. They walked into the living room and the man pulled out his wallet and handed him ID. The officer asked why he did that, and the man said because he asked him to. The officer reported that he had never asked for ID. The officer expressed concern that if the man’s ex–wife doesn’t come around, there will be no one to cook and clean for the elderly gentleman. Both parties were given a CRN card. • An officer stopped to conduct a follow up investigation at a home that had been previously cited for animal neglect and tethering. The judge who’d heard the case requested the officer stop by to ensure the owner’s compliance. When the officer arrived, he spoke with the owner. In the backyard, the officer found that two dogs were still tied

to a fence, as they had been when the man was first cited. Neither animal had food, only one dog had some form of shelter, and their water was unsanitary. When the officer mentioned the ongoing infractions, the owner began to yell that he didn’t have time and the police needed to stop bothering him. The officer explained that the situation could be rectified very easily, and once it was, he wouldn’t have to come back any more. The owner continued yelling as the officer walked back to his car. The officer turned back and the man yelled “You’re not touching me over no bull,” and then ran off. Officers were advised, and apprehended the man at Victory and Drayton. He was arrested for obstruction and animal cruelty. CS Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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On a recent drive along I-80 I was amazed at the number of wind turbines that have been added in the last couple of years. If enough wind turbines were constructed to supply a significant proportion of the Earth’s electrical needs (let’s say 50 percent), would this noticeably alter the weather? —Marc S. Williams The unimaginative are now thinking: what a ridiculous question. Tell that to the editors of the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, who published a paper on the subject last year -a paper, moreover, that was in the finest Straight Dope tradition of pushing the experimental envelope. The conclusions are a bit more technical than I’d care to present in a newspaper of general circulation, but, in layperson’s language, here’s the takeaway: holy $#!+. The paper, “Weather Response to a Large Wind Turbine Array,” has many fascinating aspects, which I discussed at some length with its authors, Daniel Barrie and Daniel Kirk-Davidoff. • When these guys say “large,” they’re not kidding. They simulated the effects of a hypothetical wind farm covering 23 percent of the land area of North America, some 5.7 million square kilometers. It took in virtually all of the central U.S., extending in a giant swath from New Mexico to Georgia on the south and reaching all the way up through the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay in Canada. Turbine count: close to 9 million. • The simulated turbines collectively generated almost 2.5 terawatts of imaginary electricity. To put that in perspective, total world electric power capacity right now is estimated to be around 5 terawatts. In other words, the two Dans were calculating the weather impact of extracting 50 percent of the world’s electricity from the wind. • Using a computational climate model, the two calculated that with the turbines operating normally, wind speeds within the array would drop and winds nearby might shift direction—nothing too dramatic. But if you suddenly stopped all the turbines


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at once, well now: you might be able to change the course of storms in the North Atlantic. In short, under the right circumstances, you could use wind turbines to mess with the weather. That’s interesting all by itself; other studies have also found significant local and global weather effects. But potential climate change is only part of the impact of large-scale wind power: • Barrie and Kirk-Davidoff agreed their hypothetical wind farm is far larger than anything likely to be built. That’s true in the sense that no one is proposing one giant turbine array. But the fantasy farm gives you an idea of the resources required to generate a substantial amount of electricity using the wind. It’s estimated that meeting world energy demand (not just electricity) is going to take something like 44 terawatts of capacity in 2100. There’s talk of generating 10 percent of that with wind power—4.4 terawatts. • That’s a lot of windmills. In another widely noted paper published in 2010, Chien Wang and Ron Prinn of MIT write, “Presuming these turbines are effectively generating at full capacity only 1/3 of the time, about 13 million of them are needed to meet an energy output of [4.4 terawatts], and they would occupy a continental-scale area.” If they were spaced 800 meters apart, 13 million turbines would occupy more than 8 million square kilometers—roughly 5 percent of the world’s total land area, equal to more than a third of North America. (I ignore offshore installations.) Cost: $45 trillion. • Only a fraction of those turbines would be installed in the U.S.; nonetheless, we’re looking at a good-sized project. The Department of Energy estimates that meeting 20 percent of the country’s electricity demand with wind power in 2030 will require 300 gigawatts of generating capacity. That translates to 150,000 turbines in 46 states. Generating an equivalent amount of electricity with fossil fuels would cause much worse environmental damage. But large-scale wind power will, at minimum, transform the landscape to an extent not seen arguably since the clearing of the virgin forest. Sure, that worked out OK, and if in the end it just means the countryside is dotted with windmills, I guess we’ll get used to it. But as Barrie and KirkDavidoff ’s little exercise demonstrates, any time you make an investment that massive, you have to wonder: what else might change? CS


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Tombstone, Ariz., which was the site of the legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (made into a 1957 movie), is about 70 miles from the Tucson shopping center where a U.S. congresswoman, a federal judge and others were shot in January. A Los Angeles Times dispatch later that month noted that the “Wild West” of 1881 Tombstone had far stricter gun control than present-day Arizona. The historic gunfight occurred when the marshal (Virgil Earp, brother of Wyatt) tried to enforce the town’s no-carry law against local thugs. Today, however, with few restrictions and no licenses required, virtually any Arizonan 18 or older can carry a handgun openly, and those 21 or older can carry one concealed.

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The government of Romania, attempting both to make amends for historical persecution of fortune-telling “witches” and to collect more tax revenue, amended its labor law recently to legalize the profession. However, “queen witch” Bratara Buzea, apparently speaking for many in the soothsaying business, told the Associated Press in February that official recognition might make witches legally responsible for future events that are beyond their control. Already, witches are said to be fighting back against the government with curses -- hurling poisonous mandrake plants into the Danube River and casting a special spell involving cat dung and a dead dog.

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down in front of two 19-year-old males, but Walkley said he was merely “mentor• British loyalist Michael Stone still ing” at-risk boys. He said it is a technique claims it was all a misunderstanding he had used with other troubled youths, -- that he did not intend to assassinate especially the most difficult cases, by Irish Republican Army political leaders in getting them “to think differently.” Said 2006, despite being arrested at the NorthWalkley, “Radical times call for radical ern Ireland legislature carrying knives, an measures.” ax, a garotte, and a bag of explosives that included flammable liquids, gas canisters Ironies and fuses. He was later convicted, based • U.S. News & World Report magazine, on his having detonated one explosive in and the National Council on Teachthe foyer and then carrying the other er Quality, announced plans devices into the hall to confront the recently to issue grades (A, B, leaders, but he continued to insist C, D and F) on how well each Hell of way that he was merely engaged in “perof the U.S.’s 1,000-plus teachto get a formance art.” (In January 2011, the ers’ colleges develop future City Manager Northern Ireland court of appeal educators, but the teachers of rejected his claim.) teachers appear to be sharply • Phyllis Stevens, 59, said she opposed to the very idea of had no idea she had embezzled being issued “grades.” The nearly $6 million until her emproject’s supporters cited school ployer, Aviva USA, of Des Moines, principals’ complaints about the Iowa, showed her the evidence. She quality of teachers applying for said it must have been done by the jobs, but the teachers’ college rep“hundreds” of personalities created resentatives criticized the project’s by her dissociative identity disorder measurement criteria as overly (including “Robin,” who was caught simplistic. trying to spend Stevens’ remaining -- Police were out in force in Septemmoney in Las Vegas just hours after ber as schools opened in Toronto, writing the showdown with Aviva). Stevens and 25 school-zone speeding tickets in the her spouse had been spending lavishly, first two hours. One of the 25 was issued buying properties, and contributing to the driver of a school bus, caught generously to political causes. As the speeding through a school zone trying to “core person,” Stevens said she will accept avoid being late at a pickup point farther responsibility but asked a federal judge down the road. for leniency. (The prosecutor said Stevens is simply a thief.) • Thomas Walkley, a lawyer from Norton, Ohio, was charged in January with indecent exposure for pulling his pants

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Paul Mason, 50, an ex-letter-carrier in Ipswich, England, told reporters in January he would file a lawsuit against Britain’s National Health Service for negligence -- because it allowed him to “grow” in recent years to a weight of nearly 900 pounds. Mason said he “begged” for NHS’s help in 1996 when he weighed 420, but was merely told to “ride your bike more.” Last year, he was finally allowed gastric surgery, which reduced him to his current 518. At his heaviest, Mason estimates he was consuming 20,000 calories a day.


Life is improving for some Burmese Kayan women who, fleeing regular assaults by soldiers of the military government of Myanmar, become valuable exhibits at tourist attractions in neighboring Thailand -- because of their tribal custom of wearing heavy metal rings around their necks from an early age. The metal stacks weigh 11 pounds or more and depress girls’ clavicles, giving them the appearance of elongated necks, which the tribe (and many tourists) regard as exotic. While human rights activists heap scorn on these Thai “human zoos” of ring-necked women, a Nacogdoches, Texas, poultry plant recently began offering some of the women a more attractive choice -- lose the rings and come work in Texas, de-boning chickens. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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At 11 p.m. Friday, March 4 The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. $10 On the other side of the spectrum, and on the same night (with the same ticket price) we have the hardest–working tribute band in show business. AFD “does” Guns ‘N Roses; the band comes through our fair city once or twice a year, and before you can say “sweet child o’mine” all those late ‘80s/early ‘90s rockers are reliving their glorious, bandanna’d pasts. The band’s lead singer is North Carolina native Chad Allen, who told Connect in a 2010 interview that GNR – back in the day – was something special. “I just always thought that they were like the Doors of the ‘80s and ‘90s,” the almost–Axl told us. “They didn’t stick around that long; they just kind of made their mark and fell apart. Not that say that Guns ‘N Roses doesn’t exist – Chinese Democracy – but that classic lineup. It was the classic dirty, tough–guy rock band. Sleazy. And people like that.” See


At the Wormhole Saturday (March 5) is the gritty Atlanta garage band Tiger! Tiger!, fronted by the snarly and utterly delightful singer and guitarist Buffi Aguero ... Killer lineup at Rock House Tybee Saturday: Cusses, Howler, Habitat Noise, Dope Sandwich and Electric Park ...The Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly First Friday concert (March 4 at First Presbyterian Church) features North Carolinian Valorie Miller (on guitar and accompanied by a standup bassist) and local favorites Amburgey & Hanson ... CS

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First a hit play by Peter Morgan and then a movie by Ron Howard, Frost/ Nixon tells the story of the pivotal 1977 TV interviews between journalist David Frost and former President Richard Nixon.



Frost/Nixon = Politics+Showbiz Play highlights confrontation between journalist and ex-president by Jim Morekis

It’s now a local production at Muse Arts Warehouse beginning this weekend, starring Christopher Blair and Bill DeYoung in the title roles, respectively. It was a high stakes game for both men. Frost was trying to rehabilitate his reputation as a serious journalist, and Nixon was trying to rehabilitate his reputation after his resignation following the Watergate scandal. While the bulk of the action centers around the eponymous characters, this is no My Dinner With Andre. The cast totals 10 capable local actors, and is directed by local theatre veteran Grace Diaz Tootle. We spoke to Blair/Frost and DeYoung/Nixon last week.

Why should someone who doesn’t care about politics come see this play?

DeYoung/Nixon: It’s not really about politics. It’s about two men from different worlds, and both of them are looking for the same thing — a sort of redemption. They’ve failed, and they see these interviews as a way out of the dumpster. It also draws a parallel line between politics and showbiz. Blair/Frost: It’s about two men, both desperate to get back into the spotlight, and who think the other will provide a way. The drama and a lot of the humor of the play comes from seeing how much they want to succeed and from both of them underestimating the other.

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DeYoung/Nixon: I grew up watching David Frye and Rich Little do that stuff on TV, so it’s easy to know what not to do – shaking your jowls and saying ‘I am not a crook.’ Anyway, I don’t have jowls (as far as I know) and I’m not an impersonator, so it would probably just look and sound stupid if I tried. He’s a character in a play.

Chris, how has your relationship with your Frost wig blossomed over time?

Blair/Frost: We are not getting along these days. It is demanding its own dressing room and can not remember its lines. I have a much better relationship with my mutton chop sideburns. They are always very professional.

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Blair/Frost: Compassion isn’t the right word. The play provides a little more insight into who Nixon was as a person but it certainly doesn’t excuse what took place in his administration. DeYoung/Nixon: You get a sense of Nixon as the conniving politician, sure, but the play also goes to some lengths to depict him as a deeply flawed and uncomfortable man who has no social graces whatsoever, and is acutely aware of that fact. He also comes off, on occasion, as something of a buffoon.

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The Frost/Nixon interviews as early reality TV. Discuss.

DeYoung/Nixon: Nixon had been out of the public eye for more than two years when he did the Frost interviews. I imagine the curiosity factor alone compelled people to tune in, or it was like a train wreck – you couldn’t not watch. This was The Biggest Loser for the 1970s, while both David and Dick were hoping it would be Survivor. Blair/Frost: I’m not sure the interviews themselves draw that parallel, but the behind–the–scenes stuff that is in the


DeYoung/Nixon: Nixon tended to take a sleeping pill, have a couple of drinks and drunk–dial people in the middle of the night. Morgan wrote a scene in the play – maybe one of the best scenes – based on that information. Blair/Frost: I’m not sure if this is a big revelation, but I didn’t realize until I read the script and saw the film that David Frost was a big flirt and bit of a playboy. That’s been very fun to play.

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¿Quien es mas macho? Frost/Nixon?

DeYoung/Nixon: The only macho guy in the show is Jack Brennan, Nixon’s ex–military chief of staff. Bailey Davidson plays him, and he makes the rest of us look like Stay–Puft marshmallow men. Blair/Frost: While I do agree that Jack Brennan, played by Bailey Davidson, wins the machismo prize, I think it takes a real man to wear Italian Gucci loafers. cs

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Opening March 3, Pearl Cleage’s drama Flyin’ West is the spring mainstage production for the Masquers of Armstrong Atlantic State University. Dr. Elizabeth Desnoyers–Colas, an assistant professor in speech communication, directs. Flyin’ West is set in a dusty Kansas town in 1898. A group of African American women has fled Tennessee, where civil rights are still essentially unknown in those immediate post– Emancipation days. They are pioneers in every sense of the word. The play was written by Atlanta– based Pearl Cleage, a novelist, essayist, activist and playwright whose latest book, Till You Hear From Me, will be published next month. Cleage’s first novel, 1997’s What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, was championed by Oprah Winfrey and her book club, and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. First produced at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Flyin’ West became the most–produced American play of 1994. Said the Washington Post about a recent revival: “It ain’t exactly subtle. It’s sentimental, manipulative and far too entertaining to resist.” We spoke with the playwright from her home in Atlanta. Did you know what arc you wanted to take when you began this play? And how did it come to you? Pearl Cleage: It never occurred to me that I would want to write a history play, ever. I had always written plays that were set in the time where I was living. I was driving down the freeway, and – this sounds really crazy – I heard a voice singing some of Miss Leah’s lines. She’s the old woman in the play. She was talking about having children while she was in slavery, and then all her children dying of yellow fever, and her husband dying after Emancipation. And then just leaving the South and walking to Kansas. It was such a real thing. And I’m not a writer who has those kinds of experiences, where you go in your office and the characters talk to you. I wish some of the characters would talk to me! This

was so real that I actually got off the Interstate and looked to be sure somebody wasn’t in the car. But I had enough sense to write down what she had said. Did it make sense at the time?

ing west? What would I have wanted to take with me? It was a wonderful experience, and not one that I’ve ever had again, where I actually hear the voice. I keep trying to listen to see if I’ll hear another one. Leaving Memphis for Nicodemus, Kansas in 1898 – would things really be different there? Pearl Cleage: Totally. People actually did it. Ida B. Wells was a great African American journalist who was very radical and very active in the anti–lynching movement. And after a terrible lynching, where two of her friends were killed, she wrote an editorial in the paper saying “We should leave this place where our lives aren’t worth two cents, and we should go west.” Where we can makes new lives, where we don’t have to be in this kind of environment. She said, specifically, “If I could fly, I would fly away west.” Entire churches of people responded to her idea that the West would be a great place. They packed up and went together, in wagon trains away from the former Confederacy. Into a place where they could homestead and start all–black towns, where they wouldn’t have to deal with all of the Civil War Reconstruction racism that they were confronting.

Pearl Cleage: I started thinking, who is this, and what are they talking about? I knew, of course, about the “Great Migration,” I knew about groups of black people going west after the Civil War. But I didn’t know enough about it to feel comfortable writing a play. So I kept trying to create a plot where she could be this really, really, really old woman, but she lived in contemporary Atlanta. And that did not work at all. So I had to go back and do all this research. I read all these journals from pioneer women. It was an absolutely wonderful experience for me. I was delighted to find that many of the things these women were writing about, and thinking about, were the same things that contemporary women were thinking about: All of the questions of love, marriage, childbirth, loneliness, and how you’d make a family out there in the middle of the prairie. All of those things were expressed in terms that sounded very familiar to me as a modern woman. What would I have been thinking if I had been one Playwright Pearl Cleage of those women go-

Was it a process of discovery, writing it? Pearl Cleage: Just like any pioneers, they were ready to risk what they knew for the promise of what they hoped for. And I think that’s really what this story is about – to me, it’s a really American story, but it’s one we don’t see as much as we see the John Wayne movies. One of the things that was so much fun for me was creating a character like Sophie, who got to say things to the bad guy like “Get off my land!” Now, I love Westerns, but I grew up watching great big tall white males tell people to get off their land. I got to make a little black woman saying the John Wayne line. So how much fun was that for me? In the end, what do you want people to take away from Flyin’ West? Pearl Cleage: Just that it’s a story about family. It’s a story about an American family. People who don’t know the history will come to it perhaps thinking “OK, this is a history lesson.” But my intention was to create a family that reminded people of any family. They’ve got secrets, and they’ve got things they want, and they’ve got people who are problematic, people who are saintly, and people who are a combination of both. One of the great things about this country is that all of our histories are so mashed up together, that if you look at the history of one group you’ll find your own group in there. Because all of our families are doing the same thing – trying to find a place to live in peace, and to raise their children.CS Flyin’ West Where: Jenkins Hall, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. When: At 7:30 p.m. March 3–5 and 10–12; 3 p.m. March 6 Tickets: $10; free for ASSU students with ID Information:

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W.S. Gilbert moved in the most exclusive circles in Victorian–era London; he was a member of high society, a rich and famous man, a snappy dresser and a coveted party guest. Unlike his collaborator Arthur Sullivan, however, Gilbert was never knighted by Queen Victoria. For although the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas were enormously popular, there was something subversive in Gilbert’s lyrics that apparently didn’t sit well with Buckingham Palace. This weekend, Asbury Memorial presents The Mikado, perhaps the most famous of all the Gilbert & Sullivan works. Jonathan Raab, who has one of the lead roles, is a G&S scholar, and he thinks he knows why the musical composer was royally favored over the wordsmith. “I think any time Gilbert sat down to write, he was really skewering the English class system,” Raab explains. “That’s what he’s making fun of. He’s got one of his main characters here, the Lord High Executioner – taking a really terrible position and making it ‘Lord High,’ to show that the English have a tendency to make something out of nothing. Simply so that it fits into the hierarchy.” The Mikado takes place in a feudal Japanese village, where pomp, circumstance and the “way things have always been done” are the orders of the day, with hilarious and sometimes disastrous consequences. “It’s typical Gilbert,” says Raab. “In HMS Pinafore he’s making fun of the way the Queen had appointed this lawyer to be the head of the Navy. Pirates of Penzance is making fun of Parliament, and saying that they’re all really just pirates. Here, he’s doing the same thing

with the English love affair with their sense of nobility.” As if to underscore his distaste for such things, Gilbert gave the characters silly names right out of a British children’s nursery – Nanki–Poo, Pish–Tush, Ko–Ko and Yum–Yum. Premiering in 1885, The Mikado was inspired, in part, by the then–current British obsession with all things Japan. Gilbert attended an enormous Japanese exhibition in tony Knightsbridge, which gave Londoners their first glimpse of such things as oriental gardens, tea ceremonies and fan dances. The city’s elite were abuzz, Raab says, and also full of typical British condescension at their visitors’ “cute, charming ways.” The Mikado, then, is an amalgam of things that appealed to Gilbert at the time. “But,” adds Raab, “it’s also this incredibly lovely music and these fun, zany stories.” Gilbert & Sullivan had just come off one of their rare flops, Princess Ida, when Gilbert took up the Japanese torch. He had to convince his waffling partner to enter into another collaboration (the story is dramatized in Mike Leigh’s brilliant 1999 film Topsy–Turvy). Raab, who’s also a published author (books include Shadow and Light, The Book of Q and the just–published novel The Second Son) sang Gilbert & Sullivan for 15 years with a New York City group, the Blue Hill Troupe. In The Mikado he’s playing – wait for it – the Lord High Executioner. If it weren’t for Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Sullivan, he believes, contemporary musical theater would be a whole lot different. “Rodgers and Hammerstein weren’t that averse to making you think,” Raab points out. “South Pacific is

all about racism, The Sound of Music is about the advent of the Nazis and what that did. The King and I is about the end of an era in a kingdom, and how the English came in ... “It’s not like people don’t flock to those shows and enjoy singing ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from South Pacific. Not as many people go home singing ‘You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,’ from South Pacific. But it’s in there.” Asbury’s take on The Mikado is being directed by minister Billy Hester, who helmed the group’s Pirates of Penzance – an immensely popular production – a year ago. Hester was once lead tenor with the Light Opera of Manhattan; he and his wife–slash–production partner Cheri met while they were both appearing on the New York stage. “I can’t overstate how important they are,” says Raab of the Hesters. “These are two people who know the Broadway scene, and so forth. “To find that sort of professionalism ... the crucial thing in anything like this is to find people who just love doing it, and love being with each other. “Community theater only works if the people doing it are having more fun maybe than the people who come to see it. And if we have a lot of fun onstage, then the whole thing is great.” CS The Mikado Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St. When: At 8 p.m. March 4, 5, 11 and 12; at 3 p.m. March 6 and 13 Tickets: 912–233–4351 at (912) 233–4351 Online:

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A community of artists comes together to help Sherran Deems after her cancer diagnosis

Last summer SCAD professor Sherran Deems was hiking in the mountains — a fond memory that seems much farther in the past than the handful of months between that time and the present. A week before Christmas, Deems, who’d been dealing with some chronic pains, discovered she had a malignant tumor pressing against her sciatic nerve, and aggressive treatments of chemotherapy and radiation have left her walking with a cane and unable to drive a car. For nearly a decade, Deems has taught Foundations classes at SCAD, preparing young students for the rigors of the art world, but nothing could have prepared her for the curveball life threw at her. Suddenly, “the little things we take for granted” — walking the dog, cooking, housekeeping and driving — all became insurmountable challenges, and despite having health insurance, the expenses of things that weren’t covered began to pile up once treatments left her too ill to continue teaching.

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(Left) A picture of Deems with her daughter and grandson; (Right) Two works up for auction: (Above) “Pentagon Constructions” by Scott Thorp; and (below) “Tea for Two” by Sherran Deems.

In the wake of her diagnosis, an effort was mounted by a former–student–turned–colleague, Gena Robbins, to help support Deems. Over the past several weeks, Robbins has recruited heavily for “Team Sherry,” enlisting artists, professors, models and community members. “When it’s one of your own, you want to take care of them,” Robbins explains, who also lost her father to cancer several years ago. Using an online calendar, the group has coordinated their efforts to support Deems through a very difficult time, arranging rides for her to and from treatment, helping her around the house and other tasks. This week, online bidding began for works that will be auctioned off at an event on March 13 at the Chroma Gallery, with all of the proceeds benefitting

Deems and her fight against cancer. “I’m just amazed with how phenomenally generous everyone has been,” Deems says over the phone last week while discussing the outpouring of support she’s received. “I’m overwhelmed by it.” The auction, aptly titled “For Sherry,” will feature works from an impressive list of local artists and notable SCAD alums, including Marcus Kenney, Michael Scoggins and many others. “If anyone wants great art for not much money, this is the place,” says Robbins. The auction catalog is available online, and bidding will start there, before finishing with a silent auction during the show at Chroma. There will also be a raffle for items donated by a variety of local businesses. Donations of art, raffle items and

money can be made through March 11 via the website of the artists’ collective Thirteen: www.savannahartistgroup. org/sherrandeems Although the treatments and medication often leave her feeling weakened, Deems is dedicated to making it to the event, even if she can’t stay for the duration. “I have to say thank you,” she says. “But how do you say thank you?” cs “For Sherry” Benefit Auction and Raffle When: March 13, 3–6:30 p.m. Where: Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

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Madeira Dinner at The Olde Pink House Sunday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., $100pp++, RSVP now to this limited seating event, 232–4286. The one–of–a–kind event will feature six courses of food and a tasting from The Rare Wine Co. Historic Madeira Series. Special guests for the evening will be Ricardo Freitas, wine maker of “Savannah Madeira,” and Mannie Berk, president of The Rare Wine Co. I’ve written about the Historic Madeira Series and this dinner offers a double–header treat – this is the first such dinner held by the venerable Olde Pink House – and a chance to taste all four of the Historic Series Madeira side–by–side. CS

Run for the Four Roses I grew up in the shadow of Kentucky’s greatest bourbon distilleries – and never heard of the Four Roses label until a couple of years ago. The brand had been battered and abused –and farmed out to Asian markets for decades. The Lawrenceville, Ky., distillery became the nation’s most beloved brand following Prohibition and up to its purchase by Seagram in 1943. Its success continued until Canadian–based Seagram made the strategic decision to only sell blended whiskies in the states. Four Roses, Kentucky straight bourbon, was relegated to shelves overseas. And while European and Asian markets have been kind to this more than 120–year–old brand, the soaring interest in bourbon has heralded the brand’s return to U.S. soil. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the U.S. But 90 percent originates in Kentucky. Mandates like 51 percent corn, new charred oak barrels and bans on additions of flavoring or color make the Kentucky straight whiskey of today as true to its origins as possible. And that’s what I found tasting through three of the 10 whiskies in the Four Roses stable. Four Roses Yellow is an 80 proof whiskey that possesses a nose of fruit and spice. On the palate, hints of pear & apple lend balance. It finishes, as one would hope for an 80 proof, very smooth. I was intrigued by the color of Four Roses Small Batch, a blend of four bourbons, It is lighter in color than Yellow Label and shows a progressively smoother presentation, despite being slightly higher in alcohol at 90 proof. The nose is more complex, too. Whiffs of spice, oak and caramel begin to appear and the palate is moderately sweet – with a hint of red cherry. The real sipper for me is Four Roses Single Barrel, a limited production whiskey that is bottled from single barrel selections. It is amazingly smooth, much darker in color and silky in the mouth. In fact, my first impression was of honey – without excessive sweetness. In this whiskey, complexity is at its peak. Fruit, spice and even cocoa emerge in the nose while flavors of plums and cherries accentuate its full bodied texture. Like its siblings, this whiskey finishes smooth and provides a long finish that belies its 100 proof character. Yellow Label sells for around $19, Small Batch is about $10 more and Single Barrel is just under $40. I last visited with Four Roses internationally renowned distiller Jim Rutledge two years. He’s a consummate storyteller and the perfect brand ambassador – who else knows these spirits as well as Rutledge? You can meet him, and sample the bourbons, during a dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on March 9, 6:30 p.m. Call (912) 721-4800. CS

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From the Bellows — A group show of large format photography featuring the best work by students SCAD’s Large Format II class. Opening reception: March 4, 6-9 p.m. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. I Am Your Sister — A photo essay by Ana Aguero Jahannes featuring portraits of women wearing ornate headdresses designed by Jahannes. SSU Social Sciences Building Gallery, 3219 College St. Kinetic potentials — Works by Jeff Doran exploring energy transfer with ink, water and urethane. Runs through March 25. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300 Made to Bend & Through the Boneyard — Featured artists Meredith Sutton and Tobia Makover. Makover shows encaustic photographs shot on Ossabaw Island; Sutton creates a unique series of cuff bracelets inspired by variations on the circle. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St.

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art — Exhibit traces development of psychedelic art over the past 40+ years. Opening March 3 features ‘60s dance party. Through May 29. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Sinsemilla — A collection of new paintings by Adolfo Hernandez. Reception: March 8, 5-8pm. Seed Eco Lounge, 39 Montgomery St. The Photography of Edith Schmidt — Coastal landscapes. Through April 3. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. at 34th St. The Pinkney Island Reserve Series — Painter Daniel E. Smith presents a collection of landscapes inspired by the island’s marshes. Opening reception: March 3, 6-8pm J.Costello Gallery, 8 Archer Rd, Hilton Head



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n a city whose history appears so well–preserved, it would be easy to assume that all the stories had been told, particularly of life in the Hostess City during the Civil War. “It was suggested to us that there wasn’t much to find,” says Barry Sheehy, a local businessman–turned–historian. “The big, big shock was just how much there was to find.” For nearly six years, Sheehy has been working with photographer Cindy Wallace, Vaughnette Goode–Walker, the Director of Cultural Diversity and Access with the Telfair, and a team of dozens of volunteers compiling research and writing what will become a four– volume history of Savannah spanning the period from 1850–1865. Their work is perhaps one of the most comprehensive and compelling assessments of any time in the city’s rich history. The series is more than just a rehashing of warmed–over Civil War factoids, it is a social history of the city during one the most tumultuous times in its history – from the peak of its bustle and boom – when judges lived across the street from brothels and you could buy goods from around the world on Broughton Street – to the closing days of the war, when the city came “within a hair’s breath” of being burned to the ground, according to Sheehy. The first volume of the series, Savannah: Immortal City, debuted in February, and the second installment, Brokers, Bankers and Bay Lane, which delves into the business of slavery in Savannah, will be available later this spring. “As we got into the material, it became clear there was too much for one book,” says Sheehy, who explains that the original plan was to write a single tome over the course of a year or so. The second book began as a chapter, but the group uncovered so much new information that they soon expanded their scope. “It became a book.,” he says. “You can’t have a 200 page chapter within a 500 page book.” Although Sheehy, Goode–Walker and Wallace have their names on the cover, the extensive research was an effort of nearly 60 volunteers from across the spectrum of academia, including indexers, archeologists, historians, cartographers and others. Many donated their time because the series will be a non–profit project whose proceeds benefit local preservation efforts. At a reception last week, the group was able to present a check for $5,000 to the Historic Savannah Foundation, what Sheehy describes as “the first of many,” if book sales continue to be

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The building at 19 Barnard St. is an example of the city’s surviving antebellum architecture. Photo courtesy of Cindy Wallace.

An example of late 19th century advertising for the City Hotel (left) and the cover of the first installment of the four-part series (right).

strong across the series. While the antebellum buildings in the Historic District are protected, many of the battlefields and other sites in the surrounding area are not. “Many of the sites that we have photographed are gone now,” says Sheehy. “The buildings are protected, but other sites, including sites in Savannah, are not protected and we’re losing them.” It was a shared interest in preservation that introduced Sheehy and Goode–Walker. He was making a presentation to the Chatham County Preservation Commission; she heads the Commission. Sheehy has spent the better part of a decade researching Civil War sites near his home in Effingham County, including writing extensively about Monteith and helping to secure a marker for a site

near Savannah Christian. “We started by documenting the sites that were outside Savannah that were threatened,” Sheehy says. “Those sites are directly tied to the defense of Savannah.” That research kept drawing back toward the city itself, a seemingly separate history that became increasingly tangled up with his work in the surrounding area. There are numerous sites within the city as well that are unrecognized. There were several Confederate hospitals in the city that remain largely undocumented, and there is almost no recognition of the surviving historical sites and structures that once had ties to slavery. “There are dozens of sites in the city with ties to slavery – slave marts, the offices of brokers, houses of brokers,

sites of large sales. None of it is documented,” explains Sheehy. “The city has almost washed its hands of it.” Goode–Walker offers walking tours that explore various facets of urban slavery in Savannah, and much of her research with Sheehy is being incorporated into those tours now. One thing that surprises those who take the tour is how little recognition is given to something that was such a large part of city life for long. “The County Courthouse on Wright Square is another example,” she adds, while discussing buildings that remain unmarked. “For 75 years you had slaves sold on the steps on the first Tuesday of every month. That’s the oldest slave site in the city. No marker.” While they faced some opposition to their research into the local slavery business, Goode–Walker points out that their pursuit of historical truth was about understanding, not digging skeletons out of closets. “People don’t want to talk about it because it might embarrass someone,” she says. “150 years later, it’s not about embarrassment, it’s about truth and knowing our past.” Reminiscent of the oft–repeated line by George Santayana, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” while the series focuses on life 150 years ago, there are implications for the present and the future – an idea Sheehy hopes to convey through the title, Immortal City. “We have a chapter on who saved Savannah, and the number of times providence seemed to nudge the city, or people in it, to make the right choices,” says Sheehy, who traces a line from the end of the war to the Magnificent Seven (the women whose preservation efforts in the 1950s created the momentum for the Historic Savannah Foundation). The city has survived “enormous adversity,” but every time it’s come to the brink of disaster, there has been a person (or persons) ready to do what needs to be done – whether that was preventing Union torches or real estate developers. “There are no guarantees that will happen tomorrow unless we’re alert to the need,” says Sheehy. “It’s as much a reflection on the past as it is a hope for the future.” cs Talk and Book Signing with Barry Sheehy When: Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd. Info: Cost: Free and open to the public



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In the gloomy American future of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, books are contraband – and anyone found in possession faces a painful execution. The title refers to the temperature at which paper will ignite and burn. It’s quite a frightening story, and its freedom–of–expression metaphor wasn’t lost on the millions who gobbled it up when it was first published in 1953. Bringing Bradbury’s tale of terror to the stage requires a deft touch; SCAD theater professor Sharon Ott, a veteran director who’s always ready for a challenge, has assembled the largest crew in school history – more than 120 people – to create the multi–media stage production of Fahrenheit that will run March 10–13 at the Lucas Theatre. The massive set includes eight video screens and five projectors, representing the combined talents of students in SCAD’s film, animation, motion graphics, production design, sound and performing arts departments. Did we mention there will be live actors, too? It is a stage play, after all. Film professor Michael Chaney, with a full crew, spent much of December 2010 shooting brief inserts for the production at various Savannah locations. Shows will be at 8 p.m. March 10–12, with 3 p.m. matinees on the 12th and 13th. General admission tickets $15, $10 with senior, student or military ID, and $5

Wine not? Coming Saturday, April 16 is the annual Tybee Wine Festival, a benefit for the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. The event – at which you can taste more than 100 different wines and craft beers – is one of those lovely spring afternoon happenings, on the grounds of the Tybee Lighthouse. There’s also food from Tybee restaurants, live music, and prize giveaways. Tickets are $50 at The acoustic duo Montana Skies (guitar and cello) will perform April 29 at the in–progress theater. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $20 at

Short takes • First admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s free show March 8, at the Johnny Mercer Theatre, nevertheless requires tickets, which can be had at the Savannah Civic Center website. • Carl Rosengart directs the classic mind–games drama Deathtrap April 1–9 at Muse Arts Warehouse. It’s a Savannah Community Theatre show. • The previously–announced Collective Face production of The Belle of Amherst (at Muse) has been postponed. • Savannah’s own Wine & Jazz Fest, with tastings and live music aplenty, takes place April 2 at Westin Harbor. CS

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Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis play Rick and Fred, suburban hubbies who spend all their time ogling other women and imagining all the fun they could be having were they still single. They love their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, respectively) but crave some excitement in their staid lives. After some debate, the ladies – who, it must be noted, are sharper than their spouses and have long figured out the rationale behind their gooberish, sex–crazed behavior – elect to give their fellows a “hall pass,” the opportunity to take a week off from marriage and do anything their suddenly single hearts (and other organs) desire. But getting back into the swingers’

BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son isn’t like Some Like It Hot; instead, it’s like every other witless sequel meant to prolong the life cycle of a flailing franchise. Like it or not, the fact remains that there’s not much to like here, and it only escapes a bomb rating because it’s more irritating than offensive – like an ant crawling across a countertop rather than a roach roosting in the cereal box. The second sequel to the 2000 box office hit Big Momma’s House, this

finds Martin Lawrence again cast as FBI agent Malcolm Turner, donning the wig and fat suit once more to elude some Russian mobsters. The added, uh, hilarity comes with the notion that Malcolm’s stepson Trent (Brandon T. Jackson) must also disguise himself as a female – in his case, a student named Charmaine. Together, Madea – excuse me, Big Momma – and Charmaine head to an all–girls arts school to uncover some evidence that will put away the criminals on their trail. Big Momma gets romantically wooed by a hefty caretaker (Faizon Love) who’s into hefty women, Charmaine ogles the young ladies as they strip down to their undies, and everyone involved dutifully collects their paychecks while hoping for better luck the next time out.


I don’t mind that Unknown, which builds on Liam Neeson’s newly minted status as a tortured action hero, is utterly ridiculous. Why? Because within the constraints of its absurdity, it always manages to play fair with the audience. This is a radical departure from many contemporary thrillers in which the filmmakers are so focused on the twist ending that they barrel toward that destination with little rhyme or reason. The result is invariably a storyline riddled with plotholes and saddled with, let’s face it, a twist that was pretty easy to spot in the first place. But Unknown isn’t like that. It starts with Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson) and his wife (January Jones) arriving in Berlin to attend a conference. A subsequent accident while riding in a taxi cab leaves him with a moderate case of amnesia, able to recall his identity but not the details surrounding the accident – and utterly unable to explain why his wife insists that another man (Aidan Quinn)

is the real Martin Harris. Alone in a foreign land, Martin tries to piece the mystery together with the help of the cab driver (Diane Kruger), whose illegal–immigrant status makes her reluctant to get involved, and an elderly private detective (German national treasure Bruno Ganz), who’s hoping to recapture a smidgen of the excitement he enjoyed during his time as a member of the Stasi. Neeson is as compelling here as he was in his previous Euro–action yarn Taken, and the picture even makes some modest political jabs by presenting Kruger’s illegal immigrant as a heroine who’s smart, resourceful and tough, an asset to the population of any country. Mostly, though, the film keeps its focus on its central mystery, and when everything is finally explained, we can quietly smile at its outlandishness while simultaneously applauding it for not insulting our intelligence.

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Adam Sandler’s latest catnip for knuckleheads, Just Go With It, is based on Cactus Flower, a farce that’s been the basis for a French play, a Broadway hit, and a motion picture starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn in her Oscar–winning role. But here’s the thing: Not until I actually saw the words “Cactus” and “Flower” during the end credits did I even realize this was supposed to be another adaptation of that venerable comedy. Upon reflection, it certainly contains similar ingredients to the 1969 film I caught on VHS years ago, but they’ve been buried under so much narrative rubble that my cluelessness was understandable. It’s a shame, because the base story – the usual formula about a man (in this case, Sandler’s plastic surgeon) who spends all his time chasing the

wrong woman (Brooklyn Decker’s school teacher) before realizing that the Right One (Jennifer Aniston’s office assistant) was by his side all along – is workable, there are a few genuine chuckles (certainly more than in the atrocious Grown Ups, which contained, uh, maybe one). And – shocker! – the child actors (Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck) have more personality than the usual plastic moppets dragged out for these types of films. But any potential is negated by bad casting choices – not Sports Illustrated swimsuit bombshell Decker, who fulfills the minimal demands of her role, but screen irritant Nick Swardson, a useless Dave Matthews and a slumming Nicole Kidman – and the typical Sandler–Dugan concessions to fratboy humor. Whether it’s a kid pooping on Swardson’s hand or Sandler describing his own poop as “black pickles,” these witless interludes destroy the film’s raison d’ tre: its romcom convictions. After all, it’s hard to snuggle with your sweetie in the auditorium when both hands are required to cover your nose and mouth.

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swing of things is harder than the men imagined, leading them to mistake Applebee’s for a place to find hotties and employing pickup lines that surely have never worked in this planet’s entire history (“Are you from Ireland? Cuz seeing you, I feel my penis Dublin”). Like most Farrelly flicks, Hall Pass is perfectly cast straight down the line: Wilson contributes a sensitivity that’s integral to his character’s confusion, and Richard Jenkins scores some laughs as an unlikely chick–magnet. Fischer and Applegate are fine as well, and it’d be nice to see them (especially Applegate) land even meatier roles that would really allow them to show off their talents. Perhaps in an effort to compete with the industry’s younger raconteurs of raunch, the Farrellys go all–out with the gross–outs, leading to mixed results (two scenes featuring bowel movements is at least one – and probably two – too many). This, combined with a sloppy third act as well as the whopping screen time given to an annoying minor character (a crazed barista played by Derek Waters), admittedly dilutes much of the film’s impact. Still, it’s memorable enough to get a passing recommendation from me.


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The King’s Speech The King’s Speech is anything but a stiff–upper–lip drama as constrained as a corseted queen. It is, however, perfect film fodder for discerning audiences starved for literate entertainment. Director Tom Hooper and particularly screenwriter David Seidler manage

Black Swan Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan is a messy masterpiece. It’s one of those films that will force viewers to either reject it outright or allow it, however reluctantly, to burrow into the brain and remain there for days, weeks, months on end. It’s a character study writ large, a juicy melodrama operating at a fever pitch. And at its center is Natalie Portman in an astonishing performance. Portman’s cast as Nina Sayers, a ballerina whose methods involve clockwork precision but leave little room for true passion. Nevertheless, her director (Vincent Cassel) decides to take a chance by casting her in the lead role of his production of Swan Lake. But in true All About Eve fashion, just as she replaced an aging star (Winona Ryder), she fears being usurped by a sexy troupe newcomer (Mila Kunis). Meanwhile, the home situation is equally strained, given the fanatical devotion of her mother (an excellent Barbara Hershey, in a twist on Piper Laurie’s mad mom from Carrie). Is Nina strong enough to withstand myriad challenges, or is she on the verge of cracking up? The answers are all there, but the film is complex enough to leave wiggle room for any theories. Examining the process of suffering for one’s art in a strikingly unique manner, this psychosexual thriller is by turns frightening, sensual, humorous and tragic. It’s a galvanizing picture that’s simultaneously elegant and coarse. cs

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to build a towering film from a historical footnote: the debilitating stammer that haunted Albert Frederick Arthur George (aka the Duke of York and then King George VI) since childhood and the efforts of speech therapist Lionel Logue to cure him of his affliction. The film is careful to paint in the historical details surrounding this character crisis – the support of George’s wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the abdication of his brother Edward (Guy Pearce), the buildup toward World War II (Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill; love it!), etc. – but its best scenes are the ones centering solely on the unorthodox teacher and his quick–tempered student. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are accomplished actors on their own, but squaring off as, respectively, George VI and Lionel Logue elevates their game. It’s no wonder that they deliver the two best male performances of the year.


Drugs was a movie of two parts, with the pieces as segregated as oil and vinegar floating in the same dipping dish. The frank and realistic relationship between the characters played by Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal was given its own space to breathe and grow, and the more sophomoric aspects of the film (for example, the scenes involving Gyllenhaal’s boorish brother) could easily be trimmed from the mind like so much steak fat. But such a delicate operation isn’t possible with No Strings Attached, which spends its entire running time slathering its fine points with so many idiotic additives that the whole enterprise ends up spoiled. The script by Elizabeth Meriwether starts with a good idea for a thought–provoking movie for adults: An emotionally blocked woman, Emma (Natalie Portman), and a perpetually peppy nice guy, Adam (Ashton Kutcher), find themselves attracted to each other, but because she’s afraid of commitment, they agree to function only as “f@#$ buddies,” satisfying each other’s carnal urges whenever the need arises. No Strings Attached could have been fascinating had it made an honest attempt at exploring whether such a union could really work – think of it as a Last Tango in Paris for the Internet generation, with cell phones instead of butter as the story’s chief accessory. But instead of Brando and Bertolucci, we have Kutcher and Ivan Reitman (who stopped mattering as a director after his partnership with Bill Murray in the 1980s), and the result is the usual rom–com ditherings, with the familiar assortment of stock supporting characters (annoying clod, check; cool black guy, check; sassy female roommates, check; lovable gay dude, check; and on and on) and one morally sound, preordained ending that again demonstrates the motto of hedonistic Hollywood is, “Do as I film, not as I do.” At least Portman’s natural thespian talent keeps her character watchable; that’s more than can be said about the limited Kutcher, though his presence certainly doesn’t undermine a movie as trivial as this one.


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

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

Non-violence program

Heads up Savannah PEACE NIKS: Just War and Non Violence curriculum. Free and open to the public at 6:30 at the UU Beloved Community 1001 E. Gwinnett. This 8-sesssion class will look at what makes war just and the history and practice of non-violence. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. For info, contact

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 Coastal Empire Boy Scout Golf Tournament

Monday, March 28th at the Club at Savannah Harbor. All funds raised will benefit local inner city Scout-Reach youth. Registration includes lunch, dinner, team photo and gift for every participant. This is a 4-person scramble format. Entry deadline is March 23rd. 912-9277272 or online at

Dinner theater benefit

Aldersgate UMC presents “Fourteen,” a one act comedy set in the 1920s. March 3,4,& 5 - House opens at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7:00 pm. Tickets: $12. March 6 (Sunday) is a matinee performance - Dessert & Beverage Only! Tickets: $10. Reservations required. Call Mary at 912-897-3866. Proceeds benefit the church. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2020 Tennessee Ave.

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.

Household Supplies Drive

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

Kiss-a-Pig Spa Nights

Heavenly Spa at Savannah Harbor offers free treatments (incl. massage, mani-pedi, or facial) in exchange for minimum $50 donations to the American Diabetes Foundation’s Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser. Spa nights are from 5-10pm on Feb. 10, March 10, and April 15. Adv. reservations are req’d by calling 912-201-2250.

Lowcountry Boil and Silent Auction

An evening benefiting the Habersham YMCA featuring food, live music, a silent auction and more. Call 354-6223 for more info. March 11, 6-10pm at Bonna Bella Yacht Club. Advance tickets: $40/person, $70/couple. $45/person at the door.

Pierogie Sale

Baba’s Kitchen. 10am-noon, 1st Sat. of every month; March 5th, April 2, May 7 and by appointment. ph. 912-826-5176 or e-mail babas. St. Mary Magdalene Sisterhood 1625 Fort Howard Rd. Rincon, GA 31326

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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.

Scavenger Hunt and Pub Crawl

The Savannah Parrot Head Club hosts their annual benefit for the Memorial Foundation’s Prostate Cancer Fund. Saturday, March 26, 11:30am-6pm. Starts at Wild Wing Cafe before moving around the city. Party with a purpose. $25/ticket, includes event t-shirt, raffle tix and more. Get a registration form at www. - deadline for registration is March 12.

Shamrock Scramble

A city wide scavenger hunt and pub crawl. Prizes for best team costume, first to finish, and more. Benefits Susan G. Komen and local breast cancer groups. March 19, starts at 2pm at Blowin’ Smoke. $20/person covers participation, t-shirt and oyster roast at the finish line.

St. Baldrick’s Event

Raise awareness and funds to cure childhood cancer by participating in Savannah’s St. Baldrick’s Event at Savannah City Market Saturday March 12th from noon to 5 pm. Go to to find out who in Savannah is shaving the way to Conquer Childhood Cancer!

Yoga Marathon

Louie’s Kids and COPE are readying for the first Yoga Marathon in historic Forsyth Park on April 9, 12-3pm. Louie’s Kids and COPE are raising money to help fight childhood obesity. Visit for more info or contact

Call for Entries AWOL’s Theater Arts Program

All Walks of Life’s Theater Arts Program is looking for experienced staff to assist with its next annual production, which will begin in September. Positions include Stage Manager, Assistant Director, Choreographer, and Set Designer. All applicants should turn in headshot,resume, and sample of design or portfolio. E-mail: For more info:

Call for Craftspeople

Local fine arts and crafts gallery is looking for local and regional artisans, most specifically within the diciplines of metals, fibre/textiles, ceramics, furniture, 3-d and some 2-d with heavy emphasis on construction and assemblage. Please email amcraftsmansav(at)gmail( dot)com for artist guidelines.

National Anthem singers

The Sand Gnats will be auditioning performers interested in singing the national anthem before games this season. Tryouts will be at Grayson Stadium on March 5, 11am-1pm. For info, contact Ryan Kirwan at 912-351-9150 or

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.

Art Classes

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

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

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

Basic Breastfeeding Class

March 05, 1-3 PM. Come learn the basics of breast feeding from lactation consultant Sarah Brunson MS, RLS, IBCL To register please email or call (912) 355-4455. $10 per person. Just for Baby, 7701 Waters Ave.

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

Building and implementing strategy

A workshop for nonprofits to learn the basics of how to design and implement a strategic plan. March 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St. $90/GCN members; $130/non-members. Advance registration is required. Call 912-234-9688 for more info.

Cheese making workshop

Learn to make mozzarella & ricotta. Class will consist of a demonstration, followed by handson learning. There will be take-home recipes. Participants need to bring rubber gloves. To reserve a spot, email: redearthfarm@yahoo. com Or call 912.557.1053 for more info. $20$40, sliding scale. March 26, 10am. Red Earth Farm, Reidsville, GA.

Coastal Savannah Writing Project

The CSWP will hold a series of “Super Strategy Saturdays,” designed to help area teachers improve their literacy teaching skills. 1/29: Digital storytelling strategies. 2/26: Memoir Writing & Reading Strategies. 3/26: Spring Strategies Conference for K-12 teachers. $25 per session or $60 for three sessions.

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Coastal Savannah Writing Project

A series of “Super Strategy Saturdays,” designed to help area teachers improve their literacy teaching skills. Two upcoming sessions: “Memoir Writing & Reading Strategies,” February 26, 9am–noon in AASU University Hall 131. “Spring Strategies Conference,” March 26, 8:30am-1pm in the Armstrong Center. $25/session or $60/3-sessions. Registration form is available at

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

Drum lessons

Top-notch drum teacher doing winter special - $35 off five-pack of lessons. Learn to be the best at rock, blues, country, Motown, and more. Prepare for Savannah Arts, Berklee, Armstrong, Church drumming, or to rock out your own band. Working drummer with Masters in music excepting limited number of new students. 912-844-9306

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.

Family Law Workshop

A 2-hour course for those representing themselves in a family legal action. 1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm. The fee is $20 and provides forms and assistance in the filing of divorce, child custody modifications, legitimations or contempt legal actions. Preregistration is recommended. For info: www. or call 912-465-6686.

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

German Classes

Ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. We read, learn and talk. Everybody who likes to learn German is welcome and will have a lot of fun. Individual training and translations are available too. For more info, please call: 912-604 3281

Guitar, Bass & Double Bass Lessons

New to the area teacher with 10+ years experience has available openings for all beginner/intermediate students. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Call 401-255-6921 to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson!

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:

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Life Drawing Saturdays

A life drawing class. $10 for three hours. Work from a live model in a creative atmosphere. Contact LifeDrawingSavannah@gmail. com for more info. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.

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Music Lessons

New â&#x20AC;&#x153;mommy and meâ&#x20AC;? 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.

Natl Alliance on Mental Illness Class

FREE education program for families of individuals with a mental illness. Begins Sat., March 5 from 9 am until noon at the Bluffton/Okatie Outpatient Center (just off Rte. 278 close to Sun City Hilton Head). â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Family to Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a 12 week program. Classes are free and open to anyone, but registration is reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. For more info or to enroll, call NAMI at 843-681-2200 or email

Needlework Class


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Savannah Squaresâ&#x20AC;? needlepoint stitch sampler class taught by Judy M. Greer features 25 different stitch techniques and a healthy dose of Savannah history. March 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15 from 1 to 5 pm at Twiggs Needlepoint, 2 East Liberty Street, Savannah. Class fee $150 includes all class materials. Phone 912/4475225 to register.

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 Portmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Non-Profit Program Management

A workshop on the essential elements of program management to help improve your nonprofitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to manage programs, maintain accountability, and obtain funding. March 10, 1-4pm at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St. $90/GCN members; $130/non-members. Call 912-234-9688 for more info.

Parents as Spiritual Guides

How do we nurture our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innate spirituality without strict dogma? The Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community offers Parents as Spiritual Guides, free and open to the public. This six-session class will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at 1001 E. Gwinnett. Childcare can be provided with adv notice. For more info, contact 4410328or

Production Assistant Training Seminar Learn important lessons about how to succeed as a production assistant for work on film crews with instructor Kenny Chaplin. April 9, 8:45am-5:30pm. Armstrong Center, rm 126. 13040 Abercorn St.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

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

Spring Art Classes

Spring Painting Classes - watercolor, acrylic, Chinese painting for hobby, meditation, fun, creativity. Ching Studio, 1 Blue Marlin Bay, Whitemarsh Island on route 80. Wednesdays, 2-4 pm Saturdays, 2-4 pm. To contact instructor Ching Levy, please call her at (912) 441-2214 or send E-mail to ma.artist@yahoo. com -

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

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camps for Ages 5-11 at Art on the Park Studio conveniently located on Daffin Park. June 6-10 or June 20-24 for ages 5-7. Drawing Workshop for ages 8-11, June 13-16. Early bird rates available before May 6. Call 912.354.5988 or email for curriculum information and registration fees.

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit

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 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license is eligible to participate. Visit http://

Chatham County Association for the Deaf

CCAD will be holding itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next meeting on March 19, 2011 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Anyone interested in membership or in coming to future meetings can e-mail Tony Templeton, CCAD President, at ccadsavannah@yahoo. com.

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

Dolphin Program Training

The Dolphin Project is hosting a dolphin program and training workshop at Memorial Health University Medical Center. March 26, 10am-noon. TDP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the protection of wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins and their environment for

Energy Healers

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

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? It is the goal of this organization to attract a wide range of interested persons including, artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm. Email, Kathleen Thomas: for more info.

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. For more info:

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.

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

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

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees

Savannah Chapter 249. Next meeting will be held at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn St. on March 10 at noon. Buffet, including drink and dessert, will be served at a cost of $13.25 per person (Tax and Tip included). For more info, contact John Thompson, 912927-1767 or

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 308-2094, email kasak@ or visit Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah

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

Samaritan House Food Pantry

Reaching out to those in need in the Pooler/ Chatham area. For more info please call 912748-5847.

Savannah Adult Recreation Club

SARC has immediate plans for starting Adult Coed Sand Volleyball leagues, and Wiffle Ball leagues. Please contact MVPSportsSav@aol. com for more details. The also host the area’s only adult kickball league, starting March 27. Contact Andrew at SavannahKickball@aol. com

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email or visit www.

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 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

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“Strip Sudoku” No, you don’t have to take your clothes off to play Strip Sudoku. Just fill each square in this grid with a digit from 1 to 9 so that, as in a standard sudoku, no digit is repeated in any row, column, or 3x3 box (as marked off by shading in the grid). Each three-square strip (as marked off by heavy black lines) contains an S, M, and L-marked square, which stand for small, medium, and large. The S will be the smallest of the three digits in its strip, the M will be the middle digit, and the L will be the largest digit. Now solve!!!


over 22 years. or contact Peach:

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learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www. Jaycee Building, Savannah


(March 21–April 19) “The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place,” said Friedrich Nietzsche. So for instance, if you’re the United States government and you invade and occupy Afghanistan in order to wipe out al–Qaeda, it’s not too bright to continue fighting and dying and spending obscene amounts of money long after the al–Qaeda presence there has been eliminated. (There are now fewer than 100 al–Qaeda fighters in that country: What’s the equivalent in your personal life, Aries? What noble aspiration propelled you down a winding path that led to entanglements having nothing to do with your original aspiration? It’s time to correct the mistake.

of your professional jealousy.


(June 21–July 22) Jungian storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estes says one of her main influences is the Curanderisma healing tradition from Mexico and Central America. “In this tradition a story is ‘holy,’ and it is used as medicine,” she told Radiance magazine. “The story is not told to lift you up, to make you feel better, or to entertain you, although all those things can be true. The story is meant to take the spirit into a descent to find something that is lost or missing and to bring it back to consciousness again.” You need stories like this, Cancerian, and you need them now. It’s high time to recover parts of your soul that you have neglected or misplaced or been separated from.



The Carnival season gets into full swing this weekend and lasts through Mardi Gras next Tuesday night. Wherever you are, Taurus, I suggest you use this as an excuse to achieve new levels of mastery in the art of partying. Of all the signs of the zodiac, you’re the one that is most in need of and most deserving of getting immersed in rowdy festivities that lead to maximum release and relief. To get you in the right mood, read these thoughts from literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin. He said a celebration like this is a “temporary liberation from the prevailing truth and from the established order,” and encourages “the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms, and prohibitions.”

You’ve been pretty smart lately, but I think you could get even smarter. You have spied secrets in the dark, and teased out answers from unlikely sources, and untangled knots that no one else has had the patience to mess with –– and yet I suspect there are even greater glories possible for you. For inspiration, Leo, memorize this haiku–like poem by Geraldine C. Little: “The white spider / whiter still / in the lightning’s flash.”

(April 20–May 20)


(May 21–June 20) When Bob Dylan first heard the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he only made it through the first few tunes. “Turn that s––– off!” he said. “It’s too good!” He was afraid his own creative process might get intimidated, maybe even blocked, if he allowed himself to listen to the entire masterpiece. I suspect the exact opposite will be true for you in the coming weeks, Gemini. As you expose yourself to excellence in your chosen field, you’ll feel a growing motivation to express excellence yourself. The inspiration that will be unleashed in you by your competitors will trump any of the potentially deflating effects

(July 23–Aug. 22)


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) I wouldn’t try to stop you, Virgo, if you wanted to go around singing the Stone Roses’ song “I Wanna Be Adored.” I wouldn’t be embarrassed for you if you turned your head up to the night sky and serenaded the stars with a chant of “I wanna be adored, I deserve to be adored, I demand to be adored.” And I might even be willing to predict that your wish will be fulfilled –– on one condition, which is that you also express your artful adoration for some worthy creature.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) “The difference between the right word and the almost right word,” said Mark Twain, “is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Because the difference between the right word and the almost right word will be so crucial for you in the coming days, Libra, I urge you to maintain extra vigilance towards the sounds

that come out of your mouth. But don’t be tense and repressed about it. Loose, graceful vigilance will actually work better. By the way, the distinction between right and almost right will be equally important in other areas of your life as well. Be adroitly discerning.

ing week, Capricorn: Tasks that might be challenging for others may seem like child’s play to you. I bet you’ll be able to sort quickly through complications that might normally take days to untangle. (See the NSFW video here: tinyurl. com/illBuddhist.)



“Dear Rob: In your horoscopes you often write about how we Scorpios will encounter interesting opportunities, invitations to be powerful, and creative breakthroughs. But you rarely discuss the deceptions, selfish deeds, and ugliness of the human heart that might be coming our way –– especially in regards to what we are capable of ourselves. Why do you do this? My main concern is not in dealing with what’s going right, but rather on persevering through difficulty. – Scorpio in the Shadows.” Dear Scorpio: You have more than enough influences in your life that encourage you to be fascinated with darkness. I may be the only one that’s committed to helping you cultivate the more undeveloped side of your soul: the part that thrives on beauty and goodness and joy.

The sixth astronaut to walk on the moon was engineer Edgar Mitchell. He asserts that extraterrestrials have visited Earth and that governments are covering up that fact. The second astronaut to do a moonwalk was engineer Buzz Aldrin. He says that there is unquestionably an artificial structure built on Phobos, a moon of Mars. Some scientists dispute the claims of these experts, insisting that aliens are myths. Who should we believe? Personally, I lean towards Mitchell and Aldrin. Having been raised by an engineer father, I know how unlikely it is for people with that mindset to make extraordinary claims. If you have to choose between competing authorities any time soon, Aquarius, I recommend that like me, you opt for the smart mavericks instead of the smart purveyors of conventional wisdom.

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)


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Acupuncturists identify an energetic point in the ear called the spirit gate. If it’s stuck closed, the spirit is locked in; if it’s stuck open, the spirit is always coming and going, restless and unsettled. What’s ideal, of course, is that the spirit gate is not stuck in any position. Then the spirit can come and go as it needs to, and also have the option of retreating and protecting itself. I’d like you to imagine that right now a skilled acupuncturist is inserting a needle in the top of your left ear, where it will remain for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, visualize your spirit gate being in that state of harmonious health I described.

If I were you, Pisces, I’d make interesting fun your meme of the week. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will be fully justified in making that your modus operandi and your raison d’etre. For best results, you should put a priority on pursuing experiences that both amuse you and captivate your imagination. As you consider whether to accept any invitation or seize any opportunity, make sure it will teach you something you don’t already know and also transport you into a positive emotional state that gets your endorphins flowing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

In his parody music video, “Sickest Buddhist,” comedian Arj Barker invokes a hip hop sensibility as he brags about his spiritual prowess. Noting how skilled he is when it comes to mastering his teacher’s instructions, he says, “The instructor just told us to do a 45–minute meditation / but I nailed it in 10.” I expect you will have a similar facility in the com-

(Feb. 19–March 20)

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

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.

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

Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. For more info visit the VNA website at: Savannah

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

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

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

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

Dance classes

Classes available in Latin, ballroom and other styles. Certified instructors available. No partner necessary. No talent? No problem! Wedding programs available. All ages welcome. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St.

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

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@yahoo. com. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: or 912-3984776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Ballroom Dance Party

Saturday, March 19, at the Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. Intermediate Cha-Cha lesson from 7-8:00pm, followed by dancing until 10:30pm. For USA Dance members: $10/single, $15/couples; and for non-members $15/single, $20/couples. For more info, contact Jamie at 912-308-9222, or visit the website at

Basic Ballroom Class

Cha-Cha for beginners, March 5, 1pm at St. Francis Cabrini Church at 11500 Middleground Road near the intersection of Dutchtown Rd. The lesson is in the parish hall located in the church office building. The cost is $5, singles and all skill levels are welcome.

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

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


C.C. Express Dance Team

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


Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

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

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, 3305421. Delaware Recreation Center, Savannah

Salsa Lessons

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

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 8567323.

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1 Rolls-Royce’s parent company 2 Eerie Edgar 3 Recovers from a night on the town

4 Forwarded item 5 ___ Carta 6 Capital ___ (credit card company) 7 More in need of massage 8 Roger who left “At the Movies” 9 Actor Delon 10 Knight ___ (media company purchased by McClatchy in 2006) 11 Staring with an evil bearing 12 Minute 14 “Weekend Edition” network 17 “___ be awesome!” 19 Gp. with shelters 20 Letters on Soviet rockets 21 ___ Alto, CA 23 Place to belly up to 25 Troy’s buddy, on “Community” 29 Diner staple 30 Neighbor of Greece: abbr. 31 “Addams Family” cousin 32 “Thar ___ blows!” 33 Makes a mistake 36 Question about a rumor 37 Chilly 38 “The Dukes of Hazzard” spinoff 40 Hands on the table 41 1.008, for hydrogen: abbr. 42 As well 43 San Luis ___, California 44 Franco-Italian cheese 45 Cockamamie 49 “Honi soit qui mal y ___” 50 Spotty breakouts 51 Family symbol 52 “___ daisy!” 53 Carts for hauling 57 Org. whose first champs were the Houston Oilers 59 Awesome, at one time 60 See 20-across 61 PC key


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.


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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. ,

Tribal Fusion Bellydance Class

Christa teaches a beginners tribal fusion bellydance class downtown Savannah on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm for $10. Contact her for full info at or www.

Events 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 required. Call Diana Rogers: 912-236-2866 or email:

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Communicate, collaborate, create. A technology conference designed to provide regional educators and school administrators a better understanding of technology tools available to advance student learning and performance. 7:30am-4pm, March 4 at the Coastal Middle School. Contact Mary Ellen Donatelli at 912344-2564 or Maryellen.donatelli@armstrong. edu

The Armstrong Center

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

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

Fitness A New Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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. Savannah

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Adult program featuring Beginner & Intermediate Ballet; BarreCore Body Sculpt; Barre Fusion; Gentle Tone & Stretch. Beginner through Advanced - something for everyone. Call for class times and info: 912-925-0903. The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St in Picadilly Square.

Fertility Yoga

Adult Dance & Fitness Class

Belly Drills

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: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit For info: cybelle@ or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

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

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.

VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against

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 Ongoing series of 6-week sessions of Fertility Yoga are held on Tuesdays, 6-7:15PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Participants relax and gain more confidence about themselves and their body on the journey toward parenthood. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $100 for the 6 week session. Please call Ann, 704-7650 or e-mail for info.

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. 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/

Pre-natal/Post-natal fitness program

Oh Baby! Fitness classes start in March. Certified instructors. Classes include water aerobics and stroller workouts. Classes held at the Chatham County Aquatics Center and Lake Mayer. For more info, or call 678-528-1390.



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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




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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.

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. 912-547-6263. Savannah

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912-2887863 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 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. ,

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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 Classes

Offered at the Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. Ongoing series of 5-week sessions held Tuesdays 6-8:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11:30am. Open to all women regardless of birth site. Private instructions also available. For more info, contact: Sharon Kennedy, 904327-0499, or Joyce Ann Leaf, 912- 844-2762,

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,

Kidney Disease

Learn about causes, risks, symptoms and treatments at this class held every Monday. Call Leah Mitchem for more info: 912-2322691

Kidney Problem Education

A free program with refreshments. March 8, 5pm at South West Public Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Call 912-925-8305 for info.

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, www.lllusa. org/web/SavannahGA.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.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

Plant-based nutrition and healthy eating

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Pregnancy Yoga

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The Midwife Group

Assistance with pre-natal and post-partum care, family planning and more. The Midwife Group and Birth Center. 912-629-6262. info@ The Midwife Group & Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Pkwy , http://

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

Young Survival Coalition

5-7pm, March 13, Anderson Cancer Institute Conference Room. Meetings are open to breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area. For more info, call 912897-3933.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. We have age-appropriate programs and related handouts. For details about TDP: www. or contact Gayla gayla@

Rain barrels and compost bins

The City of Savannah’s Environmental Affairs office, the MPC and Step Up are offering a one-day sale for compost bins and rain barrels at discounted prices. Saturday, March 5, 9am-3pm at the East Broad Elementary School. Check or credit card only. For more info, call 912-651-2221.

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, 10am5pm. 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. 898-3980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

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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

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

The Palmetto Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. Beaufort, SC. March 25-27, 2011. MacLean Hall Auditorium @ Technical College of the Lowcountry. Screening of 40-50 films, guest speakers including filmmakers and conservationists. Contact: 610-896-4776 or email: for Cost and Film Schedule

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

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

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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

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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

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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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

Nicodemus by Night

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

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.

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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, 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 Savannah Adult Recreation Club

Savannah’s only kickball league will be returning again this Spring. Adult coed kickball in Bacon Park on Sundays starting March 27th, and a new Pooler league might be opening up. Registration cost is $335/team or $35/person. For more info, contact Andrew at

Savannah Bike Polo

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

Savannah Challenger

See the rising stars of tennis battle it out at this tournament from April 30-May 8 at the Landings on Skidaway Island. Both the Challenger Qualifying Tournament and the 2011 Savannah Challenger are open to the public. For more info, visit

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


Alanon is for families and friends of alcoholics. New group meeting on Isle of Hope at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue off of Parkersburg Rd. Monday nights at 7:30. Selma, 354-8550.

Al-Anon Meetings

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://

Alzheimer’s Caregivers 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

Amputee Support Group

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

Bleeding Disorders Support Group

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

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

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:

Meets every Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street at 5:30 pm. Survivor’s and care providers welcome. We meet in the library, entrance on Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-8444524 or Krista at 912-819-7053 if you have questions.

Hope House

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

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 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

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

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.

Cancer support group

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

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

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.

Don’t Face Your Problems Alone

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 912-2344048 or

Fibromyalgia support group

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

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,

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

LD-AD/HD Support Group

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , 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. cs



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NEW OAKDALE LISTING 3BR, 3 Bath Brick. Hardwoods. Two Fireplaces. DEN. Incredible Fenced Yard. $229,000 Tom Whitten Realty Executives Coastal 912-663-0558 or 912-355-5557

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1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS. Specials WINDSOR FOREST AREA Available For Sale! $140,000. Ex- on deposits, Section 8, no deecutive style home 3BR (possibly posit. Call 912-412-0178 or 4), 2BA, LR, DR, large family room 912-323-4294

w/fireplace, dishwasher, washer/dryer connections, utility room, carport, plus deluxe backyard shed. New wood floors, New paint, New ceiling fans, and New vinyl floors in bathroom, kitchen & laundry room. This spacious home is located just blocks from Armstrong University, near Windsor High School, shopping, and various restaurants. Also it is located within a few minutes of HAAF. Call Preferred Realty’s Cindy Osborne, 912-489-4529 or Scott Berry,912-920-1936 for an appointment today!

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Carver Village: 3BR/2BA home, heating & air. $850/month. Section 8 preferred. Call 912-604-8308 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

117 MARIAN CIRCLE 3BR Brick home. Separate LR, bonus room, huge family room w/fireplace. Move-in condition. Only $119,000. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557

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•111 EAST 39TH STREET• 2BR spacious,upstairs apt. located between Drayton & Abercorn. High ceilings, hardwood and carpeted flooring,CH&A, windows galore.$635/month. Call 441-3087.

1311 CONNECTICUT AVENUE Total electric, 2BR garage apartment. 1 bath, large master bedroom and eat-in kitchen, inside laundry. Single car garage w/remote closer and secure entry. $695/month, $675/deposit. References and credit check required. 898-0078

137 Little River Dr. 3BR/2BA $975 •112 Lucian Circle: 3BR/2BA $950 •1317 Golden Ave 2BR/1BA $500 •5500 Montgomery St. Apt.D, 2BR/1BA $550. •1222 E.54th 2BR/1BA $450 +DEPOSIT, NO-PETS NO-SMOKING CALL BILL:656-4111 1BR APT. hardwood floors, convenient location off Skidaway at Victory Drive. 2017 E.38th Apt.B. $575/month w/$575 dep. 912-352-4391 or 912-658-4559

2433 East 38th Street, near Thunderbolt 3BR/1BA, LR/DR combo, eat-in kitchen, inside laundry. Pets ok with approval. $795/month, $775/deposit. References and credit check required. 898-0078

2BR, 1.5BA mobile home in nice area. $600/month, $300/deposit. Close to both malls, 1 year lease. Call 661-317-4918 or 818-599-1968

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home located at 223 Fair Street. $700/month plus deposit. Call 912-224-3915 3BR Homes from $600 & 2BRs from $550. Many locations to choose from. Rent to own available. Call 912-352-7262 or see our homes at •3BR w/den, LR, DR, kitchen, total electric, laundry room $775/month •LOTS for sale, 40x100, 41st Street, Best offer. •800 block 44th Street 3BR/2BA $700/month. Call 912-224-4167

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2221 Coakley St. Sav. (off Skidaway Rd) 4BR, 2 Baths, LV RM, Den, Dining RM, Kit w/appl,w/d connect. Storage, off-street parking. Section 8 accepted. $800 Deposit; $950/month. (912)897-9802 620 W.38TH STREET 2BR Apt. LR, refrigerator, stove, small foyer, large yard, washer/dryer hookup $625/month. 4909 MEDING STREET 2BR/1BA Apt, LR, refrigerator, stove,washer/dryer hookup, large yard, handicapped accessible $625/month. CALL 912-844-4413

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207 Edgewater Rd. Large 2BR/2BA, all electric, W/D connection, close to mall. $700/month;Special 200/dep. (Only 2 left) _________________ Special on 1BR Apts., walk-in closet, LR, all electric, W/D connection. $550/month, $200/deposit 11515 White Bluff Road. 1812 N. AVALON Townhome, 2BR/1.5BA, all electric, W/D connection. Special price of $675/month, $200/deposit. 1301 E.66TH STREET 2BR/2BA, Near Memorial Hosp., W/D connection, all electric. $700/month;$200/dep. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY XROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 BEDROOM, LR, kitchen, bath, newly redecorated air-conditioned garage apt unit on Mississippi Ave. Off-street parking. $425/month, $225/security dep. Call Jim, 912-398-6211 EAST 53RD STREET:2BR/1BA, central heat/air, stove and refrigerator $525/month, $400/security deposit. Call 912-308-0957 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

EXECUTIVE RENTAL 3BR/2BA beautifully fully furnished, fully equipped house for rent. Located on Southside. Call for rates. 912-927-0671 or 912-656-1310

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OAK FOREST-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $500-$525 739-1/2 E. 39TH-2BR,1BA, furnished kitchen, duplex $650. DUANE CT. 2BR/1BA Apt. furnished kitchen $625. WINDSOR CROSSING CONDO-total electric, 2BR, 2BA, $650. MOHAWK TRAIL 2BR, 2BA, furnished kitchen, garage, gated, no pets $895. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

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SECTION 8 ACCEPTED PETS OK WITH APPROVAL 608 Virginia Ave. Historic Gordonston Area, 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, Kitchen w/appliances, W/D Connections, Utility Room, CH&A, Elect/Gas, on Large Lot, Off St Parking. Rent $850; Deposit $800. 503 Lucian Ct. Paradise Park, Total Electric, Brick, 3BR/2BA, Eat-in Kitchen w/range and refrigerator, LR, Den, CH&A, W/D Connections, Fenced yard, Off Street Parking. Rent $875/Deposit $825. References & Credit Check Required on Rentals



Very nice, includes utilities, cable, washer & dryer. $200/week. $200/deposit. 912-236-1952 MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 912-925-1831.

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Mt. Pisgah Properties Homes for Rent •230 Goebel Ave. Sav’h 3/1 $650mth •5216 Greene Dr.Rincon 3/2 $925mth •125 Edgewater, Bloomingdale .666 Acres; Lot Only $250 LP=Lease Purchase

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216 Screven: 3BR/1BA $700 2027 E.36th: 3BR/1BA $650 1121 S.E. 36th St. 3BR/1BA + den $825 930 Seiler: 3BR/2BA $800 Several Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

RENT: DUPLEX 1204 E.53rd Street. 2BR/1BA $475/month plus $475/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Ave, Close to Daffin Park. Call 234-2726 Days/Nights/Weekends. RENT: DUPLEX 1510 E.53rd Street. 3BR/2BA House $795/month plus $795/deposit. Call Rene @ 234-2726 Days/Nights/Weekends. SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278 THREE BEDROOM 1 Snowy Egret Ct $1250 15 Wilshire Blvd. $875 1906 E.58th St. $750 TWO BEDROOM HOUSES 814 Crossgate Rd. $750 1236 E.38th St. $675 1012 Hearn St. $575 APARTMENTS 303 Gallery Way $1100 62 King James Ct. $1025 527 E.38th St. $695 2 Bedrooms 1109 E.55th St. $505 1102 E. 33rd St. $725 One Bedroom 740 E.45th St. #1 $725 116 E.Gordon Ln. $595 Duplexes 1234-A E.55th St. $550 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

32 GOEBEL Avenue: 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath garage apt. $750/month.

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•317 Linwood: 4BR/2BA, furnished kitchen, central heat/air, fenced yard, much more $950/month. •5629 Emory Drive: 2BR/1BA $650/month 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853

CHEVROLET Corvette, 1992- in good condition $6,000. Call 912-234-9684 LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail. LOOKING FOR Two responsible persons. 2 rooms available. Privatebaths, CH&A/cable/telephone. Immediate occupancy. $500/month each room, $125/security deposit. Mr.Brown: 912-663-2574, 912-234-9177.


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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. $179 & $225 weekly. $880-$925/monthly with utilities. No Credit check.


SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995

AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065

Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609


Rooming house on 38th & Drayton. Furnished apts., utilities included $125 & $150/week. Call 234-9779 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. NO DEPOSIT-LIMITED TIME! NEAR MEMORIAL East &West Savannah & Bloomingdale •REDUCED RENT!• •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181. kitchen, LR, DR. Washer/dryer, central heat/air, all utilities included. For mature adult. 1009 E.34th Street. $525/month.912-658-5275

Buy. Sell. For Free! 130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $480/mo., $250/deposit or $150/week Near Hunter AAF. share 1/2 electric. Available Now. 912-272-8020

EFFICIENCIES $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. ½ off first week’s rent. No Deposit. 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

ROOMMATE NEEDED: Share 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment (Southside Location). $425/month, utilities included! Available Now! No drugs. Call 912-660-9849.

FURNISHED ROOM with bath, table, CH&A, nice and quiet environment, shared kitchen and living area with another mature female. $550. (912)352-4484

CHEVROLET Venture Van, 1999- Extra clean, runs great $2,950. 47 912-441-2150 FENDER BENDER?

Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. FORD Explorer, 2003 Multi-purpose, gold. BMW 325CI Convertible, 2001 Call 912-925-8044 For Sale: 2000 912-898-4650



JEEP Cherokee, 1997- Automatic, AC, clean, runs great $1,695. 912-441-2150 TOYOTA Tundra, 2006- V6, AT, standard cab, white, cruise control, AC, longbed w/liner. Well maintained. 58,600 miles. Asking $10,500 OBO. 912-844-0195 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940 KAWASAKI 750 Vulcan, 2001- 22,000 miles. Frequent oil changes. Color black. New battery. $2,000 or best offer (912)856-0496 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R KAWASAKI ZX7R, 2001- Only 6000 miles,garage kept.Yellow and black body,chrome rims,muzzy exhaust and carburator jetted. $5,500.00 (912)313-0932

SUZUKI M-50, 2007- 3800 miles, garage kept. Asking $3200 OBO. Call ROOM w/private bath,access to 912-658-1209.

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Special Discounts for Monthly Payments. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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

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BUICK Century, 2002- Extra clean, low miles, cold AC, runs good $3,450 OBO. 912-441-2150

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Rental: Thunderbolt Harbor EliteCondo. 1800sqft 2BR, den, diningarea, 2BA, Jacuzzi, FP, pool, 2-cargarage, balcony overlooking Intracoastal Waterway boat-slip $1800 (912)661-4814


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transportation 900

cars 910 BUICK Century, 1993- One owner, V6, Auto, power, PL, AC, AM/FM cassette, excellent condition. Asking $2000 OBO. 912-898-9685


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Lower 2BR Apt, Central heat/air, furnished appliances. 1411 Barnard Street. Call 912-657-0458 or 912-921-1774

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