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Fourth Annual Savannah Sculpture Show

What: Over

100 pieces of three dimensional art made by a dozen nationally acclaimed sculptors, set in the historic Green-Meldrim house. When: Mon. May 16, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Green-Meldrim House, 1 W. Macon St. Cost: Free and open to the public

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When: Fri. May 13, 11 a.m. Where: Crites Hall, 217 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free



Davenport House Curator’s Tour

lections and areas usually off-limits. When: Wed. May 11, 4:30 p.m., Wed. May 18, 4:30 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. , Cost: $15 Info:


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Crawdads at Grayson for two games.

When: May 11, 7 p.m., May 12, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. , Cost: $7-10 Info:

Frankie Beverly & Maze perform Friday at the Civic Center

Film: Figures in a Landscape (UK, 1970)

Theater: Brighton Beach Memoirs


Thursday Tea in the Garden

What: Learn about tea traditions and experi-

ence an early 19th century tea. When: May 12 & May 13, 4:30 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. Cost: $18 Info:

Mayoral Meet & Greet: Edna

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What: Some deep soul, funk and R&B. When: Fri. May 13, 8 p.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $35-55 Info:

What: The home team takes on the Hickory

by an omnipresent police helicopter. Starring Malcolm McDowell and Robert Shaw. When: Wed. May 11, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. , Cost: $6


Frankie Beverly & Maze

Sand Gnats vs. Crawdads

What: Two convicts on the run are pursued

ness Association (SDBA) will host the forth in a series of Mayoral Meet and Greets. When: Thursday May 12, 5 p.m. Where: 24e, 24 East Broughton St Cost: Free and open to the public


Lecture: Born Modern

What: Architectural historian Christine

Madrid French on preserving modernist architecture. When: Thu. May 12, 7 p.m. Where: Sav’h Country Day , 824 Stillwood Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Jonesville Baptist Church hosts

an evening of music, mimes, magic and more. When: Fri. May 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Special tour examines highlights of col-


Community Outreach Event

What: The Collective Face present Neil

Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy. When: Thu. May 12, 8 p.m., Fri. May 13, 8 p.m., Sat. May 14at 3 and 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louisville Rd. Cost: $15/general, $10/students Info: 912-713-1137.

Theater: Hair

What: SCAD Performing Arts presents classic

hippie-peacenik-counterculture musical. When: Thu. May 12, 8 p.m., Fri. May 13, 8 p.m., Sat. May 14, 8 p.m., Sun. May 15, 3 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $20/general, $15/discounted, $5/SCAD Info: 912-525-5050.


Friday TEDxCreativeCoast

What: A locally licensed version of renowned

TED series, featuring a full day of speakers on the theme “Inspiring Innovation” When: Fri. May 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: $40/person Info:


Lecture: Emma Zaks

What: The actress was in recent reviv-

als of “Hair” and “La Cage aux Folles,” she appears as part of the SCAD Performing Arts Spring Lecture series.


Saturday Parkside Garage Sale

What: Parkside Neighborhood just south of Daffin Park between Waters & Bee hosts a 40-house garage sale. When: 7:30 a.m.-noon Sat. May 14

Discovering the 1820s

What: Learn about the city as it was known by Isaiah Davenport, including the Great Fire of 1820 and the Yellow Fever epidemic. When: Sat. May 14, 7:30 a.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. Cost: $20 Info:

Miles for Meals 5k

What: Run/walk benefits Senior Citizens Inc.

programs assisting seniors below the poverty line. Food, fun run for kids and awards. When: Sat. May 14, 8 a.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $35 Info:

Stamp Out Hunger Benefit

What: Place a bag of non-perishable food

items by your mailbox before the mail carrier makes their rounds and they will deliver it to the Second Harvest Food Bank. When: Sat. May 14, 8 a.m. Where: America’s Second Harvest Info:

Farmers Market

What: Locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs. When: Sat. May 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park

Savannah Tree Foundation What: Volunteers help with

Where: Notre Dame Academy Gym, 1709 Bull St. Cost: $6/members, $8/general Info:

reforestation site at Westlake. Refreshments and community service hours provided. Bring rakes or pitchforks if you can. When: Sat. May 14, 9 a.m. Where: Westlake Ave. at Oriole Rd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:


Canal Days

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What: Living history, a reptile exhibit, plant sales and a book signing of “Civil War Savannah” by Barry Sheehy. When: Sat. May 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Fort Argyle Rd. Cost: $2/adults, $1/children Info:

MMA Demo and Training FREE for Kids What: An exhibition match

between two trained MMA fighters and mini training camp for children ages 4-12. When: Sat. May 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Champions Training Center, 525 Windsor Rd. Cost: Free Info: 912-349-4582


Meet Clover the Sea Turtle What: Meet the rescued sea

Sunday Live Music: Hot’lanta

some live Dixieland. Sponsored by the Coastal Jazz Association. When: Sun. May 15, 5 p.m. Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Cost: $10/general, free/CJA members Info:

Savannah Songwriter Series

What: Intimate performances by singer/ songwriters. Includes Jefferson Ross, Gary Swindell, Stan Ray and more. When: Sun. May 15, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Cha Bella , 102 E. Broad St. Cost: donations Info:


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What: Former Atlanta Hawk and two-time slam dunk champ Dominique Wilkins on his battle with diabetes. When: Mon. May 16, 6:30 p.m. Where: W. Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Legacy Ball

Craft Beer Rally

Museum. Hors d’ouevres, cocktails, dinner, dancing and silent auction. When: Sat. May 14, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. , Pooler Cost: $125/person Info:

ton lobby state and local legislators to support craft beer. Includes hors d’ouevres, food pairings and beer. When: Mon. May 16, 8 p.m. Where: Moon River Brewery, 21 W. Bay St. Cost: $25/adv, $35/door Info:

What: Fundraiser for Mighty 8th AF

Live Music: Danny Santos

What: The Folk Music Society hosts a

performance by the singer/songwriter who blends influences from his Tejano heritage to Hank Williams. When: Sat. May 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10/general, $8/members, $5/students Info:

Murder at the Driftwood Saloon What: An interactive murder mystery

that is a fundraiser for Tybee Arts Association. Must have tickets in adv. When: Sat. May 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Arts Ctr, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: $25/ticket Info:

Contra Dance

What: Contra and square dances with

a string band providing the music. No partner or experience needed. When: Sat. May 14, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday Story time

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themed to the season, hands-on art projects and singing fun songs. When: Wed. May 18, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Where: GA State Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: $4/child with adult admission Info: 912-651-6823 x3.

Film: Deadly Weapons (US, 1973) What: A bizarre exploitation film star-

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There’s real hate in this world, no doubt. There seems little question about that. But there’s hate, and then there’s just plain old-fashioned greed. Westboro Baptist Church uses elements of the former in the service of the latter. The Westboro crowd are the same freaks that have protested near military funerals for years. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that they can continue to do so, as their “protesting” is protected First Amendment free speech in the eyes of 5 out of 9 justices. Westboro — I hesitate to use the term “church” because they’re a church in the same sense that reality TV has anything to do with reality — are visiting Savannah May 22 and 27 to protest at several churches and schools. What are they protesting? Supposedly their infamous “God Hates Fags” signs point out a belief that America has allowed itself to fall into moral decay by accepting homosexuality. They protest at soldiers’ funerals, they say, because the soldiers have died, deservedly, defending a morally corrupt system. Why are they protesting at schools? Who knows? Who cares? It doesn’t matter, because the whole thing’s a scam. The Westboro protesters are mostly attorneys. Their entire goal — the whole reason they’re coming to Savannah — is to get someone to violate their civil rights (civil rights now further reinforced by the Supreme Court).

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When they get shoved, or punched, or — and this is what they really want — run off a public sidewalk by an overzealous local cop, they sue the bejeezus out of whoever did it. Why the signs? Why the homophobia? Simple. They take two highly charged words — “God” and “fags” — and put them in the same sentence specifically in order to get the most visceral possible reaction out of people. Then they protest at places we can all agree no protesting should ever happen: The funeral of a fallen soldier, a school in session. They stay only long enough for the cameras to find them and to see if trouble will start. When the cameras leave, they leave. Don’t be misled. They aren’t making political statements. They’re con artists, pure and simple. While this certainly isn’t the first time the John Roberts Supreme Court has sided with con artists (Citizens United v. FEC, anyone?), it’s one of the more egregious examples. I’m often labeled/accused of being “in the First Amendment business” — usually by people who want to post something offensive on my Facebook page — but I’m not obliged to be sympathetic to all speech. Nor are you.

Contrary to popular opinion, we don’t enjoy total, unfettered freedom of speech in this country. Nor should we. You aren’t allowed to make terroristic threats, you aren’t allowed to make demonstrably false claims in advertising, and of course there’s the classic “yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater” test, among the many examples of speech that is not protected under the Constitution. In my opinion, Westboro is engaged in unprotected and illegal inflammatory speech specifically designed to provoke violence. Not to mention they’re disturbing the peace, an act for which you would no doubt spend some time in the Chatham County Jail! If you aren’t allowed to get drunk and yell in the street without getting arrested and/or tased and beaten up by the cops — go ahead, try it and see what happens — then they shouldn’t be allowed to march with horribly offensive signs near funerals and schools. This is all so simple. Or should be. I have no idea why a group of people so transparent in their misrepresentation are encouraged by our highest court to make a mockery of the Constitution. And I have no idea why the IRS has chosen not to closely examine Westboro’s claim of being a “church.” But it is what it is, as the pundits say these days, and we have to deal with it somehow. For now, all we can do is represent. We need to show our children that such behavior is not principled protest, but a cheap masquerade. Let’s show Westboro with nonviolent engagement that we aren’t falling for their scam. We’ll have more in-depth coverage of the specifics in next week’s issue. cs

Editor, Recently in Savannah a student was involved in a bicycling accident on Montgomery Street that resulted in serious injuries. The accident and its reporting have led to increased dialogue in the community on safe bicycling, including some less productive anonymous commenting on local websites. To be sure, the most important outcome after this accident is that the student regains her health, and our thoughts are with her. Because the dialogue on safer cycling has surfaced again, I would

like to offer two quick thoughts: Bicycle education is available to interested community members, and it is concentrated where the available resources are likely to have the biggest impact. SCAD now offers bicycle education as part of its First Year Experience (FYE) program, reaching new college students who may not have biked before coming to SCAD. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign offers quarterly in-depth Traffic Skills workshops for the general public; the next is May 21st at the Bicycle Link. The SBC also organizes Bicycle Rodeos for children and their parents once every two months, teaching kids and their parents bike skills, and

their parents bike–friendly motorist behaviors. The guiding principle of bicycling education is that bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as operators of vehicles. The recent accident is an unfortunate example of the outcome of wrong–way bicycling which puts a bicyclist in a vulnerable and unexpected place in the roadway. Education is also only one tool in a toolkit for bicycle safety that also contains other “E’s”. Bicycle–specific Engineering (e.g. bike lanes, multi-use paths), creates more hospitable bicycling infrastructure for beginning riders. Enforcement creates disincentives for bad behavior for cyclists

and motorists. Encouragement creates more reasons for more people to ride bicycles. The larger the number of bicyclists, the more the bicycle community creates self–enforcing social norms that keep cyclists safe and motorists happy. These tools together create a better shared understanding of cyclist and motorist responsibilities. It is the holistic approach that can make bicycling better for cyclists and more predictable for motorists. It is in our community’s best interests for all groups to become safer, healthier, and more generous roadway users.

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New documentation project explores the history of the Eastside neighborhoods by Patrick Rodgers |

During the early 1940s, the Southeastern Shipbuilding yard, which produced Liberty Ships during WWII, was the biggest employer in the area, and prompted unprecedented growth along the Eastside.

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For the Eastside, history is inextricably linked to the river’s tides – from the Native Americans who settled what is now known as the Deptford Village along its southern banks, to the massive wartime shipbuilding industry that was the area’s largest employer during the Second World War. It was the Liberty ship builders who worked in shifts around the clock for years who prompted the construction of housing in Pine Gardens (later Strathmore Estates and soon to be Savannah Gardens), which changed the Eastside from a predominantly pastoral network of enclaves to the more fully developed neighborhood it became. “The neighborhoods we were dealing with had connections to the river,” explains Keber, who chose the book’s title. “There were ties to the wars, to the railroads, to shrimping, fishing and canneries. The river was the critical thing.” The title also serves as metaphor. Assessing hundreds of years of history in a small area reveals high and low points across time, a series of booms and busts guided by the whims of human activity. “It’s interesting how the development of community comes and goes,” explains Keber. “Some things draw people together, but when they disappear then you have new magnets that will eventually emerge.” Understanding the ebb and flow of neighborhoods over time was part of the reason these documentation projects began in the first place. Several years ago, then–City Manager Michael Brown had the foresight to understand that change was coming to several neighborhoods, and it would

seriously alter their social fabric. “Initially the intent from the former City Manager was to document change over time,” Hunter explains. “The city really initiated this project to serve two purposes – one is preservation and the other is education.” The first documentation project took place in the Ben Van Clark neighborhood, and included photo and video that accompanied oral histories gathered by Elmore. The Westside followed, coinciding with the razing of Fellwood and its rebirth as Sustainable Fellwood. The Eastside project, research for which began in 2008, was intended to capture the community before Strathmore was leveled to make way for Savannah Gardens. During his interviews with Eastside residents, Elmore discovered many who had been living in Strathmore, originally built as temporary housing for shipyard workers, who had been living there for 40 or 50 years and who remembered much of what time had forgotten or development had erased. “There are things they told me that wouldn’t be known otherwise,” says Elmore, who conducted more than 40 interviews for the project, including many folks in their 80s or 90s and several centenarians. “Some of them are now deceased.” Had the project taken place a few years later, the firsthand accounts that are the foundation of what makes the book exceptional would have been lost. The historians are searching for much more than just names or dates. They are capturing the stories that are the mortar between bricks of history that rest in continues on p. 10

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Throughout those changes, families settled there and what was once nothing more than trees, grass and river bank became a chain of communities, each with their own history and identity. A comprehensive new multi–media documentation project being released this month by the City of Savannah, titled Ebb and Flow, explores all of those changes in a search for the long, intriguing history of Savannah’s Eastside. In its totality, Ebb and Flow includes a book (in paper or digital versions), a documentary film, a website, an iPhone app, special events and a museum exhibit – representing the work of a team of dozens of people from photographers to designers and more. While the project takes advantage of the diversity of media available in the modern age, at its heart – no matter which format through which you might access it – is the work of the project historians, Dr. Martha Keber and Dr. Charles Elmore, along with the vision of the project manager Michelle Hunter, from the City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Office. They also worked together on the 2008 release Low Land High Road, which documented the history of neighborhoods on the Westside. “Every time we do one of these, I re–conceptualize Savannah,” says Hunter, a native Savannahian. “I come to understand that while all of this in the Historic District is arresting and attractive, there are other neighborhoods with compelling history, stories and voices.” Although there are only a few miles separating the city’s East and West sides, the neighborhoods follow different arcs across time. They are part of the same city, but their histories, circumstances and personalities are unique. “Too many people think history resides downtown,” Keber says. “There’s a lot of history there, no doubt about it. But there’s a lot of history everywhere in Savannah if you care to look for it.”


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property transfer records or municipal Being both a native Savannahian archives; trying to uncover the events as well as a practicing historian who’s that serve as catalysts for change in written a half dozen books in countless neighborhoods. articles, Elmore’s meth“When you have odology for finding a neighborhood like people and their stories Strathmore, and it has is instinctual. come to a state that is “I find my own somewhat blighted, people,” he says. “I have there are certain condia feel for this city.” tions that produce A path across history that, and part of this would unfold before is an investigation of him, and each person that and a framing he spoke with would of that conversation,” recommend one or says Hunter. “What several others who he should contact for the brought that change project. over time?” And what might be the key to revitalizaThe book is broken tion? As one example, down into aspects Dr. Charles Elmore, historian of neighborhood life Hunter cited an interest of the Public De– housing, work, youth, velopment Bureau to better understand etc. It’s something Hunter describes as what sorts of businesses that once lined “thematic history” rather than a dry Pennsylvania Avenue, which many chronology. Readers are immersed in the experience of the neighborhoods residents described as vibrant 30 years earlier. Firsthand accounts by longthemselves, whose homes, streets and time residents often are one of the few personalities are illustrated by numerresources for such information. ous photos pulled from archives and   borrowed from families. While the book’s substance consists While the history of the neighborhoods has a pragmatic application, largely of work gathered by Keber and that shouldn’t overshadow what is an Elmore, it is not their book by any eminently readable and intriguing view stretch of the imagination and the true of an often overlooked part of the city. historians are the people whose stories and lives are captured within its pages. Keber’s historical research is breathtaking in its depth and accuracy. She “I talked to Patricia Jenkins. She is a was already a practicing historian, and historian,” says Elmore. “She may not initially joined the team for Low Land have a Ph.D, but she’s as much a histoHigh Road after retiring as a professor at rian as I am or Martha is. She knows that area. She helped them to save the Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. However, she specialized LePageville cemetery.” in the history of 18th Century France, The stories of the residents whose rather than Coastal Georgia. lives are the threads weaving together She immersed herself in the project, the fabric of the Eastside communities and gained an unparalleled knowledge often held surprises, even for lifelong Savannahians like Elmore and Hunter. about Savannah’s east and west sides as a result. She uncovered the framework “I spoke with Thelma Welch Hodges. of history – names, dates, deeds and She is now 103 years old,” Elmore transactions – a skeleton whose bones recalls. “She worked at the Southeastwere covered with the flesh of oral ern Shipyard, and told me a story that would’ve never ever been told if she’d histories gathered by Elmore. The retired professor is a walking enbeen dead.” cyclopedia of people. As we talk he lists The story, which made it into the the names of dozens of residents he has book along with a picture of Welch, is truly unique. spoken with, their accomplishments, places they lived, events they witnessed. Welch worked as a “burner,” expertly “I related to them,” he explains. “I’m wielding an acetylene torch for long, hot a born and raised Savannahian. It was a 8–hour shifts – one of the rare women great pleasure to meet our people.” who transcended clerical positions in the service of her country during His knowledge and understanding of local history provided the perfect foil WWII. Although racial segregation was against which residents could dust off a regular practice at the Southeastern stories that lay dormant for decades in Shipyard, Welch’s life was saved by an the corners of memory. African American man named Sam geoff l. johnson

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Cohen, who jumped into action when her coveralls caught fire. Some time later, an incident arose at the shipyard when an unknown black man gave some candy to a white woman. An angry mob of white men gathered to exact punishment for the impropriety and were heading toward Cohen. Welch fired up her torch and stepped between Cohen and the mob, threatening to burn anyone who laid a hand on the man who saved her life. For Hunter, surprise came in a different form. Now on her third documentation project, the ritual she’s developed prior to beginning research in earnest is to drive around the neighborhood with her father to mine his memories. “When we got to President Street, we pulled off next to the Parker’s and he said to me, ”there used to be, when I was a little kid, an African American village here. They tore it down in the ’50s,“ she recalls. ”That was really surprising to me. He described it as being very pastoral and undeveloped. To see it as an urban landscape kind of belies that truth.” The book does justice to its subjects – and the peculiarities of Savannah – in the minute yet significantly human details that are so often missing from the broad strokes of other histories. One striking moment is a reminder of the Fountain family, who pioneered the Twickenham Terrace subdivision when it first opened, which managed to survive and ripple out across time. While Terry Tindol was stripping paint in the Fountains’ former Lawton Avenue residence, there were childish scrawls on the wall made by Luther Fountain’s granddaughter as a young girl, still hidden behind a coat of paint decades later.

It is moments like this that make a history of Savannah so much richer than other places. Much of it is still waiting to be discovered, just below the surface of daily life. cs Exploring the Eastside The release of Ebb and Flow will be accompanied by a series of events. Free copies available to City residents, though there are limited supplies. For more info: Documentary Screening What: Youth participants and filmmakers from All Walks of Life Inc. worked with historians to create a documentary. When: May 19, 10 a.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Info: Space is limited and reservations are req’d. Call 912–704–3812. The Unveiling of Ebb and Flow What: Books available, meet with authors and residents. Reception follows. When: May 19, 5 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. The Exhibition What: Collection of photos and other ephemera exploring Eastside history. When: May 7–July 17 Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Museum admission, except during May 23–29 when it will be free Lecture: Streetcar Boycotts in Savannah What: Historian Martha Keber discusses organized efforts to fight against segregation of public transportation. When: May 25, 12:30 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Baby Boomers in Eastern Savannah What: A talk and discussion including residents moderated by Charles Elmore When: May 26, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

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Environment by Lowell Bliss

A missionary looks at climate change I am an evangelical Christian missionary from a conservative church who can trace my awakening to global climate change to the “lifting of a blanket.” I know that phrase is often used metaphorically. Political posturing and skepticism has long been used like a blanket to smother any sort of serious response to climate change. But in my case, I literally lifted the edge of a thick cotton blanket and stared into the eyes of a frightened Pakistani girl. And I became a believer. Of course, human–caused global climate change was not responsible for the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan that injured this girl. And yet, at that moment, I knew that semantic wrangling about who or what caused the event – or whether it was an environmental issue or not – was part of the blanket of confusion. Environment, I told myself, is nothing more or less than that which surrounds the people Jesus loves. For this girl, her environment had come crashing down. The men of her family – big, burly Pathans – had hiked out of the mountains to our field hospital carrying a charpai, a rope bed, piled high with blankets. We lifted the covers to reveal a girl, perhaps age 14, sallow–skinned, bony wristed.

She lay on one side, her legs curled up. Her mouth gaped. She breathed as if the blankets were water and she was a fish. She had cerebral palsy. Her father told us a stone had fallen from her home’s walls and struck her during the quake. Since then she had regressed: she no longer ate solid food but was back to drinking from a bottle. She whimpered continuously. Our doctors examined her and discovered only minor bruises. They asked me, as one of the few Urdu speakers on

Thirty–five people in her area, Battagram District, were reported dead. I watched the news obsessively, letting statistics and aerial shots float by. I looked for people footage. I looked for her. On every issue – including climate change – let others debate science and policy. It’s our obligation to always find the human face. In truth, I believe it’s one of the responsibilities of the Church. One difference between the 2005

I was struck by the dilemma faced by Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a NASA climate researcher. Commenting on another summer 2010 disaster, he told the New York Times, “If you ask me as a person, do I think the Russian heat wave has to do with climate change, the answer is yes. If you ask me as a scientist whether I have proved it, the answer is no – at least not yet.” A helpless Pakistani girl taught me to

On every issue – including climate change – let others debate science and policy. It’s our obligation to always find the human face. In truth, I believe it’s one of the responsibilities of the Church. the team, to translate: “Tell them that the earthquake is not responsible for her cerebral palsy.” I didn’t need to tell them; they knew that. “Tell them that there is nothing wrong with their daughter.” I couldn’t tell them that either. It wasn’t true. What could be more fundamentally wrong than to be trapped in innocent incomprehension, unable to make sense of a formerly safe home, suddenly shaking, crumbling and falling upon you? I thought often of this girl when record floods devastated Pakistan last summer, deluging twenty million people. Was she one of them?

earthquake and 2010 floods is the link to human–caused global climate change. The director of the World Meteorological Organization claimed, “There’s no doubt that clearly climate change is... a major contributing factor.” Pakistan’s foreign minister said his country’s flooding “reconfirms our extreme vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change.” Nonetheless it wasn’t long before climate change skeptics threw the blanket of “natural variability” over the disaster, thereby absolving us all from blame and responsibility. While it is true that a single weather event – however extreme – can never be traced definitively to climate change,

seek the answer to environmental questions not in their cause but in people, however distant they might live. Centuries before globalization, Jesus taught us that indeed we are all each other’s keepers, each other’s neighbors. Whether it is a Japanese tsunami, a Texas wildfire, Pakistani flood, or Alabama killer tornadoes, we are obliged to do all we can to respond to the suffering of another. cs Lowell Bliss, a missionary for fourteen years in India and Pakistan, is director of Eden Vigil, an environmental missions project of Christar. For more go to




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There will be changes made to the way that the City of Savannah handles public meetings and public records or there will be legal consequences. That was the message delivered by Attorney General Sam Olens and Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter during last week’s council workshop. “This will change the way we’ve operated,” said Mayor Johnson, who thanked Olens for his visit and the legal clarifications. The meeting between council and the Attorney General arose following a series of complaints to the AG’s office regarding the city manager hiring process, and then another round regarding the city’s payment of a flood damage settlement to Alderwoman Mary Osborne. Both incidents were handled almost exclusively in executive sessions, shielded from the public and the media. “What the public is telling me is that your meetings are closed and they don’t know how you’re coming to decisions,” said Ritter during his remarks. “Perception is reality,” Olens stressed to the council, explaining that the AG’s office receives several hundred complaints per year. Some are valid and others are clearly individuals with personal or political agendas, but he felt that several complaints made by local citizens merited further investigation. The AG’s office concluded that the City Manager hiring process, during which time council members broke up into groups of two or three to interview candidates in order to avoid having a quorum present, was in violation but didn’t merit prosecution. Their assessment of the settlement to Alderwoman Osborne is ongoing, but as he was concluding the talk, Olens commented, “If the claim is untimely, you have to explain to me why it’s executive,” while rattling off a list of practices where the council should err on the side of caution. While both Ritter and Olens were there to specifically outline Open Meeting and Open Records law, as the workshop continued, it became clear that there were a considerable number of common practices amongst council

members that were actually in violation of the law, and which council pledged to correct moving forward. For example, council members regularly gather for lunch during the time between the regularly scheduled morning workshop and afternoon council meeting every other Thursday. Olens explained that because that meal is attended by a quorum of council members but is not on any published agenda, nor advertised to the public, it is against the law if any city business is discussed. “Ignorance of the law is no excuse,” said the Mayor, “[But] most of what we do has been going on for 20 years or more...We haven’t intentionally violated this law.” Another issue Olens found was that although the agenda for the city council meeting is published online, there is no agenda available for the council workshops. That agenda is distributed to the media in advance, but is not accessible to the general public. Every meeting of council requires a minimum of 24 hours notice to the public. Members of council were able to ask questions throughout, and touched upon issues that included whether or not personal emails were also public record, whether editing video re–broadcasts of council meetings was against the law, and whether the broadcast of meetings on television met any legal requirements for open meetings. The AGs stressed that Open Meeting laws couldn’t be circumvented by technology, explaining that if one council person sent the rest of council an email discussing an issue that it would be a violation of the law. Olens also stressed that those emails needed to be kept for public record, according to state law. “Anytime a quorum meets to discuss public issues, it’s a meeting under the law,” said Ritter. “We don’t want you to discuss business via email. We don’t want you having private discussions. You can’t shield those. That’s life in the public sector.” cs

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The 2nd annual TEDxCreativeCoast celebrates local ingenuity by Patrick Rodgers |

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Last year’s inaugural TEDx, an independently licensed local offshoot of the national TED conference, featured 18 speakers addressing more than 100 attendees at Meddin Studios. While the location changes this year to allow for greater audience capacity, one thing that won’t change is the intellectually stimulating array of guests, who will each make short presentations about a spectrum of topics that fit loosely under the umbrella theme of “Inspiring Innovation.” Presentations will breach subjects ranging from the virtues of laziness to the effect prescription drug marketing has on medical care. While presenters aren’t paid, the event provides a unique opportunity for those who take the stage – a venue, an audience and an opportunity to further explore a subject of their choosing. “It gives you a chance to think deeply about something you care about,” says Tom Kohler, the Executive Director of Savannah–Chatham Citizen Advocacy, who will be presenting during TEDx.

“It gives you a chance to figure out how can I say this in a way that other people will really hear it. It gives you a chance to hear what other local people are thinking about.” Although Kohler is best known as a community activist, his talk at TEDx will focus on the tradition of hand– painted signs in Savannah. “My first real fascination was with a garage on the corner of Jefferson and Henry Street,” explains Kohler, describing the wall in detail, which included a woman in a bathtub drinking champagne, a boiled crab, a man playing pinball, and a couple at a table. “I had driven by this over and over and always thought it was so cool, and then one day I drove past it and it was gone.” The disappearance of that mural inspired him to begin documenting signage all over the city with the help of photographer friends. Also taking the stage during TEDx is notable architect/urban designer Christian Sottile, who will discuss the relationship between inspiration and the built environment.

“As a society we tend to think that architecture or urban design is some kind of specialty,” he says. “The fact is that the built environment affects every single one of us, regardless of what we do. Our buildings and our cities define who we are.” Part of his message will be that though cities are often viewed as just the sum of their infrastructure, they should be viewed as a lens through which one can interpret humanity. “When you read the city as not an infrastructure but as a representation of humanity, then ideas across the board are relevant,” he explains. Sottile and Kohler are just two of 17 speakers that include photographer Imke Lass, novelist and Moth founder George Green, co–founder of Fuse843 Ian Leslie, and other entrepreneurs, academics, thinkers and tinkerers. New for this year is also the addition of music to the lineup. In conjunction with the Savannah Stopover team, TEDx will present the critically acclaimed Louisiana band Givers at the Jepson Center on a bill with Little Tybee and General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers. (See story next page.) cs TEDxCreativeCoast When: May 13, 8am–5pm Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Info: Cost: $40

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Louisiana’s Givers are on a musical mission at TEDx by Bill DeYoung

The city of Lafayette is considered the center of Cajun French culture in Louisiana. It’s also home to the young band known as Givers, which has a high– spirited, heel–kicking zydeco attitude but no accordion and no fiddle. Givers, rather, is a pop/rock band with sunny, optimistic songs that flirt with the rhythms of zydeco (and reggae, and ska, and lots of other stuff that originated over the sea) and the tools of the contemporary musical trade (electronica, distorted guitars, skittery bass and burpy synthesizers). It’s a buoyant, potent gumbo made especially delectable by the effervescent harmony vocals of co–founders Taylor Guarisco and Tiffany Lamson. Having just signed to indie label Glassnote (Mumford & Sons, Temper Trap and others) Givers is about to drop a full–length album into the national pipeline. It’s that “pre–buzz” tour that brings the group here for a May 13 show at the Jepson Center. Co–sponsored by the TEDx Creative Conference and Savannah Stopover, this will be Givers’ first performance here. Tell me about Givers’ origins in improvised instrumental music. Taylor Guarisco: All of us, before we decided to start a band that “made songs,” were in bands that were purely improvisational, and most of the improv groups we had were all instrumental. But we got a lot of ideas for songs from that method, just making stuff up on the spot at some club or some cafe. Recording it, then going back and fishing it out.

“Right now,” says Givers co-founder Taylor Guarisco, “our calling in life is to make music that makes people feel good.”

Do you think it was a natural evolution, that you would add vocals and song structure?

ideas that are halfway done, and let everybody do their thing to it,” to give birth to a song.

Tiffany Lamson: Yeah, it was really natural. From a lot of the recordings of improvised shows, we listened back and said “That could be a hook” or “That could be the chorus.” We found the content through listening back, and realized they weren’t just rantings. They had depth and meaning to them, and we felt we could hone the energy and make it into a bundle. Make it into a song. And also, the crowd gave us that energy. The people that were there responded really well, so we were like “This can’t just be us.”

The Afro–Caribbean rhythm is a real hallmark of your music. Where did that come from?

Taylor Guarisco: Even if the crowd wasn’t there, it was like a crazy feeling we all felt, musically. It felt like we were writing songs on the spot. Which is a very weird thing to do. So those nights were very “Eureka!” I had those recordings for a few months, and then one day I felt inspired to go fish through them and pick out little parts ... we just started taking little chunks out of the recordings and saying “It feels like you’re saying THIS,” and then we’d go from there. That inspired us to say “We can do it this way,” and “We can take some song

Tiffany Lamson: Rhythm is a big part of where we come from. In southwest Louisiana we have a festival called Festival Internationale, with all the international music you can imagine. We were always going to that, and it was a big part of us learning rhythms and kinda seeing how other countries do it. It all resonates with us; it’s a big part of our culture. Because of where you’re from, do people assume you’re a zydeco–playing Cajun band? Taylor Guarisco: One thing we all feel is that we are, undoubtedly, a Louisiana band. And what defines a Louisiana band is that poly–rhythmic nature. And I think the reason we gravitate towards Afro–Caribbean rhythm is that’s what gets people dancing. And there’s something to be said for music right now where you not only get your butt moving, but also it has a message in it that makes your heart feels good. Then, we take the time to make

our songs interesting. We embrace being able to make people move their butts, feel something good in their hearts, and have something to look at and think about. You’ve signed with a pretty big indie label. What do you want to happen next? Taylor Guarisco: Some people were put on this earth to be a doctor and to help people who are sick; some people are here to be an incredible mother of children, you know? Whereas right now, our calling in life is to make music that makes people feel good. Not to be too cliched about it, but it’s our calling, if you will. It’s our service that we’re here to contribute to people’s lives. That’s a huge part of our mission statement, to allow this music to be for other people, besides ourselves. CS Givers With Little Tybee, General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. When: At 9 p.m. Friday, May 13 (doors open at 8:30) Tickets: $10 Online:

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A man who was banned from his ex–girlfriend’s property was arrested after he showed up there again. The woman stated that she had been outside talking with a friend when she saw him pull up behind her vehicle, sit there for a minute and then leave. A witness corroborated her story. She had to have her ex–boyfriend banned from the property last month and recently had a restraining order taken out against him. After the court date, he called her phone 50 times from a private number. An officer spotted a vehicle fitting the description given by the woman and initiated a traffic stop. The ex–boyfriend said he thought the ban form had been lifted. The officer then discovered that his license had

been suspended for failure to pay child support. He was arrested for criminal trespass and driving with a suspended license. • A woman returned home around midnight to discover that her back door had been kicked in and items had been taken. The perpetrator(s) entered the subdivision where the women lives through a hole in the perimeter fence. They forced open the door and took a television, jewelry and other items. Forensics was requested and the homeowner was given a CRN card. • Early one morning a homeowner called police to report that someone had tried to set his house on fire the previous night. A red container of gasoline had been set on fire and tossed over his back fence. The resulting fire had burned part of the back porch and a chair before being extinguished with the garden hose. It’s unknown if the suspect extinguished the fire. The melted gas container was placed on top of a nearby garbage can. The man reported to police that he had gone to sleep around 11 the

previous night and the fire had occurred sometime prior to his waking up at 6:30 the next morning. There had been a service call in neighborhood the night before, an anonymous caller reported a noise complaint about a loud party. No witnesses were discovered during a canvas of the neighborhood. Officers were going to follow up with a nearby gas station that was open to see whether any surveillance cameras had footage of a person or persons filling up a similar container to the one found at the residence. The neighboring residence also called police, not in regard to the arson case, but to report that a woman’s purse had been stolen during the night. She had left the purse inside the residence, but a suspect had pried open the back door and taken the purse, which contained several hundred dollars in cash along with credit cards and medication. Initially, the purse hadn’t been noticed as missing because of the commotion surrounding the fire.

• A woman left her home around 7:45 in the morning and returned several hours later to find that her home had been ransacked. The doors were all locked, but police found that a bedroom window was open slightly and the locking mechanism had been forced. The woman was adamant that all the doors and windows were locked when she left. Among the items taken by thieves were a computer, video game systems and the frozen food from her freezer. Officers followed footprints away from the home, but lost the trail when they reached the street behind the house. Officers canvassed the neighborhood, but saw no signs of the thieves. The woman told police about one person who she suspected might have been involved, but couldn’t provide any specific evidence. CS Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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I’ve always wondered: take the 1860 census, add up the number of slaves in the U.S., multiply by their then-market value. Compare this amount to the cost of the Civil War—debt, bonds, and such. In other words, suppose Lincoln in his 1861 inaugural address had offered to pay the fair market value of slaves to their owners over the next ten years. Might this not have saved a lot of money, to say nothing of lives and hard feelings? —Bill Johnson, Fort Mill, South Carolina An understandable but naive thought. You’ve got plenty of company, though. A hundred fifty years ago, when the Civil War began with the attack on Fort Sumter, many assumed the conflict would be over in a few months. A hundred forty-nine years ago, after several hellish but indecisive battles, quite a few people, some in high places, began thinking: there’s got to be a more costeffective way to settle this. Personally I don’t see it. But first let’s do the math. The 1860 census found there were about 3,950,000 slaves in the U.S. Calculating their market value involves considerable guesswork. In a 1973 paper, economist Claudia Goldin, now at Harvard, came up with a total of $2.7 billion in 1860 dollars, based on New Orleans auction prices with adjustments for slave age. She conceded a workable compensation scheme might well have cost more, and that another scholar using basically the same starting data had computed a total slave value around $3.7 billion. My assistant Una thinks a more realistic buyout figure would be $6.4 billion. However, I don’t wish to ruffle feathers, so we’ll stick with 2.7. In current dollars, that works out to roughly $72 billion, which today would barely cover the upfront cost of an auto industry bailout. However, it was real money at the time, considering that the gross national product was only $4.2 billion. One way to foot the bill, Professor Goldin notes, would have been to


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give slave owners 30-year bonds at 6 percent interest. Even if spread among most taxpayers, the slave buyout would have sucked up 5 percent of per capita income in its first year. Still, Professor Goldin goes on to demonstrate, it probably would have been cheaper than fighting it out, a cost she puts at over $13 billion, including the net economic difference in the space-time continuum had the Civil War not occurred. You may or may not buy that number, but the indisputable fact is that the war left the south in ruins and something like 620,000 soldiers dead. So let’s concede maybe we should have given a buyout some thought. The idea of compensating slave owners for their wickedness will offend some, but it was a common approach in other slaveholding societies seeking to get on the right side of history. Even Lincoln and the Republicans assumed they’d have to come up with cash to reimburse slave owners who remained loyal to the union when their property was freed. The federal government in fact paid close to $1 million in reimbursements when slaves in the District of Columbia were emancipated. Professor Goldin cites an 1862 letter in which Lincoln argued: “Less than one half-day’s cost of this war would pay for all the slaves in Delaware at $400 per head … [and] less than 87 days’ cost of the war would, at the same price, pay for all in Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Kentucky and Missouri.” Others consider the notion preposterous. However much sense it may make on paper, a slave buyout would have been tantamount to saying: look, we’re going to give you fair value to dismantle your entire society. Sure, other onetime slave states made the transition without going to war, but only because the decision to emancipate had come from the top. Southern leaders had spent four score and four years skillfully heading off any such decision, and it was only with the election of Lincoln that they realized it was game over. Perhaps had they foreseen that their society was about to be dismantled with cannonballs they’d have taken the money, said ta-ta to their former chattels, and split for Nicaragua without further fuss. But my guess is they’d have walked out of that first presentation on the Human Asset Reclamation Program (HARP) saying what defenders of the ancient values say now when negotiations take an unpromising turn: we’d better lock and load. cs



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The cure for emphysema is cigarette smoke piped directly into the lungs, according to chemist Gretha Zahar, whose clinic has treated 60,000 people in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the past decade. Zahar (with a Ph.D. from Padjadjaran University in West Java) modifies the tobacco smoke with “nanotechnology” to remove “free radicals” and adjust the mercury levels - and touts her “divine cigarettes” as cures for “all” diseases, including cancer, with only a wink of the eye from the government (which opposition leaders say is in the pocket of Indonesia’s tobacco industry). Though 400,000 Indonesians die yearly from smoking-related causes, nicotine “addiction” was only reluctantly and subtly mentioned in recent regulations. One pharmacology professor said he had never heard of anyone dying of smoking, which he called a “good, cheap alternative” to expensive drugs.

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• Marla Gilson, 59, was fired in April after her employer callously rejected her offer to work from home in Chevy Chase, Md., at reduced salary, while she recovers from chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant for her leukemia. Gilson’s job was chief executive of the Association of Jewish Aging Services of North America, which serves 112 facilities that help frail and elderly Jews during their final years. Gilson’s termination also made her health care much more expensive and potentially made her uninsurable in the future if her treatment is successful. (Nonetheless, the board of directors thanked her

for her service and wished her a “speedy Hafod Primary School in Swansea, Wales, recovery.”) after accusations that she had sprayed • Thomas Cavender, 60, of Bessemer pine-scented room-freshener on kids City, N.C., pleaded unsuccessfully with a who passed gas and on Bangladeshis who judge in March to remove him from the had come to class reeking of curry and National Sex Offender Registry, to which onions. Of the latter, she reportedly said, he had been assigned as part of his sen“There is a waft coming in from paradise.” tence in 2000 for molesting a third-grade Zero Tolerance? girl. Cavender told the judge that he had become a preacher and evangelist and Recently, public school students were that it “hurts my ministry when you’re expelled in Spotsylvania, Va. (possession in the pulpit, and someone goes to the of homemade tubing for launching computer, and there you are.” plastic “spitballs” in lunch• In April, two police constables room horseplay) (December); in North London, England, threatarrested in Hammonton, N.J. SHOW THE ened Louise Willows with arrest for (a 7-year-old, for bringing to PHOTOS criminal damage and forced her class a Nerf-type “gun” that to clean her artwork from a city fired soft balls) (January); sidewalk. Willows had cleared off and arrested in Arvada, 25 deposits of droppings that dogColo. (for drawing violent walkers had failed to remove and stick figures, which was in their place drawn pink cupcakes recommended by his therapist in chalk (with a nearby message, as a way to tamp down harmful “Dog owners, Please clear up your thoughts) (February). Meanwhile, dog’s mess. Children walk here”). in March, at the other end of “zero tolerance,” a judge allowed Ryan Can’t Possibly Be True Ricco, 18, to play for his school • The notorious U.S. military in a big basketball tournament contractor KBR, prominent for having despite being on modified house arrest earned several billion dollars from no-bid after being charged with threatening to contracts during the Iraq and Afghaniblow up two other high schools in the stan wars and which has been accused Chicago suburbs. of numerous employee sexual harassCavalcade of Rednecks ment cover-ups (including nine pending lawsuits filed by female employees), (1) In April, Robert Hohenberger, 64, has apparently been voted by readers of was arrested in Clayton County, Ga., for Woman Engineer magazine as one of the shooting a neighbor’s dog with a BB gun top 50 places for women to work. after complaining that he was tired of the • Nursery school teacher Elizabeth Chihuahua “pooping” in his yard. The Davies, 48, was fired in February from neighbor, Leticia Mendoza, told police

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• Fine Point of Iowa Law: Thanks to a loophole recently sanctioned by the Iowa Court of Appeals, Matt Danielson and his wife, Jamie, now own their home in Ankeny, Iowa, outright (value: $278,000) after making just one monthly mortgage payment. Iowa law regards a home mortgage by a married couple as automatically void if only one spouse has signed it, and a thusly voided mortgage is treated as fully satisfied. (The purpose was to prevent one estranged spouse from exploiting the other, but the voiding is automatic regardless of the circumstances.) Legislators are currently trying to change the law. • Explicable Only as Metaphor: On April 13, a customer who had been watching videos in a booth at the Golden Gate Adult Superstore in downtown San Francisco (and whose name was not released) ran from the store into the street engulfed in flames. No explanation for the fire was given, but the man was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital suffering from third-degree, life-threatening burns.

walk away without firing until Gilbert trailed after her, shouting his final words several more times. (2) “You’re going to shoot? Right here,” said nowdeceased Roberto Corona, pointing to his chest. Corona was refusing to reveal the whereabouts of his sister to her husband, David Sanchez-Dominguez, who had asked Corona several times before pointing his handgun at him.

Not Ready for Prime Time: Harold Luken, 45, was arrested on April 8 in New York City near a Bank of America after his attempt to rob it failed badly. According to police, Luken walked in at 1:50 p.m. and announced that he had a gun and intended to rob the place - but then merely got in a line and said he would wait for a teller. When he finally got to the window (with police apparently on their way), Luken restated his intention and, as if narrating, announced the handing over of the robbery note. When the teller refused to respond, Luken asked to check the balance in his own account, but the teller again declined, provoking Luken to walk away and shout, “OK, I will go to Citibank (and) rob them instead!” He was arrested minutes later.

A News of the Weird Classic (March 1993) A Tulsa, Okla., physician, writing in a 1992 issue of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, reported on a 32-year-old woman whose neighbors had just had a large satellite dish installed in their yard. The woman became convinced that she was being wooed by Donald Duck and that the dish had been placed there to facilitate his communicating with her. She spent lots of time “hovering” around the dish and eventually undressed and climbed into it, where she said later that she had consummated marriage to Mr. Duck. CS

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At 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, Sweet Melissa’s, 35 Whitaker St. In the post–hardcore universe, wherein steely punk bands find (and fornicate with) alternate modes of expression to drop into the swirling mix (in the grand tradition of Fugazi, Jawbox and Sunny Day Real Estate, to name–drop but a few), Michigan’s La Dispute has come up fast through the ranks. These guys are not loathe to experiment, be it through spoken–word poetry, Green Day–ish orchestrations or melodies balanced between the high–watt slam and the acoustic caress. The band has released seven EPs (including one consisting almost exclusively of Christmas poetry) and its second full–length drops at any moment. “We don’t really differentiate between post–hardcore and hardcore

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In rehearsal, before the wigs, costumes and hippie ephemera: Left: Johnson and Allie. At right: The tribe in action.

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If you can remember the ‘60s, goes the old saying, you probably weren’t there. Movies and television would have us believe the ‘60s were all about peace, love, flower–power and something they used to quaintly call the generation gap. News programs put Vietnam, assassinations and violent upheaval (racial, social and political) on top of the list. For some people – most likely the ones who can’t remember – it was the innocent heyday of experimental drugs. They’re all right, and they’re all wrong. The decade was a volatile chemical mix of innovation (mostly good), ideology (both good and bad) and insurrection (depends on who you ask). With excellent music, of course. The stage play Hair, although it’s far from perfect, is a fairly accurate window into a moment in time that’s too often obfuscated by the stark blacks and whites of the history book. Its characters are stereotypes, but they cover a lot of real–life ground. Written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Hair opened on Broadway in the spring of 1968. It’s the story of a

“tribe” of young people who live in New York’s Central Park, and panhandle on the streets. They’re teenagers, for the most part, who’ve either rejected the Mom–and–Dad world, or are evading the draft, or just don’t feel like squeezing into a cookie cutter. Of course, Hair is also an award–winning musical. It gave us “Easy to Be Hard,” “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” “Good Morning Starshine” and the ubiquitous title song, all of which became big pop hits in the day and are still part of the lexicon of musical theater (playwrights Rado and Ragni wrote the lyrics, which composer Galt MacDermot set to music). Michael Wainstein, the head of SCAD’s performing arts department, is directing a student production of Hair that opens March 12 in the Lucas Theatre. “The mark of a great play is a play that transcends the period in which it’s written,” he says. “And I think Hair does it just like King Lear does it. Hamlet

does it. All great classics, there’s something universal about them that allows them to exist through the ages. “So it’s a period piece in its look, but not in its theme. Because there’s always going to be a war, there’s always going to be young people trying to find their voice. So Hair will always resonate.” Zach Allie plays Claude, who’s received his draft card and is having a hard time burning it in protest. Claude is the troubled centerpiece of Hair, and it’s his story that propels what little actual plot there is. “You can adapt it to any day, even today,” Allie believes. “It’s relevant today with what’s going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even thought the draft isn’t activated now, if you’re 18 and you’re a male you sign up for the Selective Service.” For Allie, “becoming” Claude was easy enough. “We’ve had all these arguments with our parents about becoming individuals,” he says. “I’ve argued with my parents about numerous things, just like every teenager does. I took that and put it right into the situation Claude’s in, in the show. “You do a lot of research and you

make it as real as you possibly can. Because I wasn’t even a thought in my parents’ heads during Vietnam.” The yin to Claude’s yang is Berger, the narcissistic “leader” of the ragtag group. “He’s just a screwed up guy looking for a good time,” says Wainstein. “There were a lot of hippies in the ‘60s that weren’t necessarily in it for the ethical, honorable reasons. It was just fun, a good way to get high and get laid.” For B. Todd Johnson, who’s playing Berger, the charismatic leader is “probably the most selfish person in the tribe. “He doesn’t really do what other people want to do. In my mind, Berger was kind of a tormented youth. I think he just learned how to fight for himself, and to protect himself.” Still, all of Berger’s enthusiastic talk about free love, and drugs, and contempt for the American political system, combined with his outlandish sense of humor, make him a natural focal point for the others in the group. In a way, Berger embodies everything they want to become. “Really,” says Johnson, “it’s about freedom of expression, freedom to be an individual, and the freedom for ev-

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eryone to choose a better lifestyle. And to be a community, to not hold on to so much anger and conflict. “I think what people will be taking away from Hair is the beauty of all human life – everybody has their own individuality, but we are all connected. No man is an island.” Into the mix comes Sheila, a moderately radical NYU student who’s dropped out of a rich family. At the time, says actress Tiffany Beavers, “A woman was a mother and a wife, and those are her duties. At an early age, Sheila saw the oppression that her mother might have seen from her father. She saw that women were supposed to embody that role. “I think that there was a rebel inside her that said ‘Look, we’ve got to break these barriers and stop looking at the world as a horizon. There is another plain.’” In the Hair universe, Sheila is “hung up” on Berger, who won’t give her the attention she craves. To her, Berger is the antidote to the poison pill of conformity her parents have prepared for her. “I was studying world mythology and I discovered that hair is a symbol of peace,” Beavers says. “These men, they didn’t need to cut their hair and act masculine to be a man. They were just trying to be humans, whether their organisms grew out or not.” More than 150 students auditioned for the 24 roles in Hair, says Wainstein. He was looking for strong singers who could act, he explains. Even though there’s a lot of dancing – the choreographer is SCAD’s Vincent Brosseau – Wainstein considers the movement more or less organic. “It’s not a ‘dance’ show,” he says. “But the movement never stops. Even though it looks crazy and free, which is the way that we approached it, we’ve been slowly forming it – so that we’ve taken the crazy free and giving it shape and specificity, and setting things.

“But the audience won’t notice it – they’ll think we’re just being crazy and free.” The famous nude scene that traditionally closes Act One has been dropped. “In this day and age of the Internet and telephone cameras, I just think it would be a really bad thing if a bunch of our students were naked on YouTube,” Wainstein explains. Naked or not, the cast has come together, become something of an honest–to–goodness tribe of their own. Many of them, Johnson explains, have been students together, and worked in the school’s theater department, for several years. “The more that we bond as a tribe, the better the production is,” he says. “Because everybody is onstage the entire time. “We spend a lot of time together outside of rehearsal. You’ve got to have a total awareness of who everybody is, and build relationships with all of them. Because all of those relationships translate.” For Allie, “a tribe simply means a family. You don’t have to be blood related to each other, but ... when you wake up in the morning, who are the first people you think about? Who do you want to go do something for? It’s your tribe. It’s the people you have worked so hard to make a voice out of. “Having those outside relationships, and building on them in a different way, inside it’s made it feel more real. And not just a cast and a show.” CS Hair Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. When: At 8 p.m. May 12–14 and 20–21; at 3 p.m. May 15 and 22 Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 with senior, military or student ID, $5 with valid SCAD ID. Free with valid SCAD ID for May 12 only Phone: (912) 525–5050 Online:

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The Jerome family, as portrayed by the Collective Face. Clockwise from upper left: Konstantine Afphinos, Jeremy Kole, Karla Knudson, Charlie Ribbens, Josie Streiff, Hillary Kaye and Bailey Keith.

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The Collective Face looks back fondly with the comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs by Bill DeYoung |

In community theater, a certain amount of risk is always involved. You can do the coolest, most cutting–edge play in the world, or a time–tested classic, and even if your production is top–notch it’s not considered a success if nobody comes to see it. There are a few cash cow, no–brainers – Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals always pack ‘em in, Shakespeare if you get the right actors ... and comedies by Neil Simon.

David Poole won’t come right out and say it, but his production of Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, opening this week at Muse Arts Warehouse, is pretty much guaranteed to generate an audi-

ence. Poole, who co–founded the Collective Face theater company two years ago, is a professor of theater at Savannah State University and has directed nearly all the Collective Face shows, including the 2010 production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, one of the year’s most moving – and successful – community theater productions. Like Williams’ dark drama, Simon’s story is a “memory play,” told by a narrator looking back through the haze of time. The similarities end there. As a matter of fact, Brighton Beach Memoirs is another kettle of gefilte fish entirely. “I was looking for something universal, something that would talk to people,” Poole explains. “And this play spoke to me. Because it’s set in the Depression, and we’re in our economic straits right now. “The other reason is that we have this very interesting community of Jewish patrons. A lot of our patrons happen to be Jewish. And this play is essentially about a Jewish family in the Depression. So this is a show for them, as well as us.” Also, he says, “it was time for us to do a comedy – we had been doing drama after drama after drama. And I was looking for a comedy that was sort of kitchen sink, family, and a crowd– pleaser. “And, of course, Neil Simon is a household name.” Brighton Beach Memoirs was the first in a triad of semi–autobiographical Simon comedies, often referred to, collectively, as The Eugene Trilogy. Matthew Broderick won the Tony Award in 1983 for his portrayal of Eugene Jerome, the story’s 14–year–old narrator. He’s part of an extended family living in Brooklyn in 1937, and he narrates – from his adult perspective – the day–to–day events inside his father’s crowded house. The Savannah production features 15–year–old Jeremy Kole, a student at St. Andrew’s School, as Eugene. “He’s the one who gets blamed for everything,” Kole says of his character. “He wants to be this big baseball player – or a writer – and he’s mischievous. Although he gets blamed for more than he actually does.” Everywhere Eugene turns, says Kole, “there’s another relative listening to what he’s saying.” Which is tricky, because Master Jerome is also obsessed with girls. “How am I going to become a writer, if I don’t know how to suffer?” he says in one

of his many fourth–wall monologues. “Actually, I’d give up writing if I could see a naked girl while I was eating ice cream.” It’s one awkward interaction after another with his parents, his older brother Stanley, Aunt Blanche and her two young daughters, Nora and Laurie. I’m putting all this down in my memoirs,” Eugene tells them, “so if I grow up twisted and warped, the world will know why.” Kole, who just a week ago represented Georgia at the National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City, has a lot of lines to memorize. “If you take a look at my grades,” he laughs, “you can tell that I’ve been looking at the script during class.” He didn’t win in New York, but the experience – he did a monologue from Hamlet and the Bard’s Sonnet 138 – was thrilling. “That really has helped me determine that I do want to be an actor when I grow up,” he says. “Of course, I’m still a sophomore and my mind could change. But I highly doubt that it will any time soon.” Next up on the Collective Face plate: A summer reading (title to be determined), followed by the long–delayed production of The Belle of Amherst, and something else that Poole says will be “massive.” Poole’s group has been making a name for itself – and hasn’t had to resort to Rodgers & Hammerstein yet. “It’s been actually better than I hoped,” he says. “When we started, there was this flux of theater companies and production companies in Savannah, and all of a sudden everybody started crashing. We were like ‘There’s no place to do anything any more.’” The Collective Face had its biggest turnout yet for Brighton Beach Memoirs auditions. “Every time we do something, there’s more people,” Poole says. “A couple walked into the Savannah Theatre recently and asked about Brighton Beach Memoirs. And the Savannah Theatre people called us about it, and sent them over here.” CS Brighton Beach Memoirs Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. May 12–14, 19–21; at 3 p.m. May 14 and 21 Tickets: $15 public, $12 seniors and military, $10 students Online:






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Blue Turtle Bistro Restaurateur Brian Huskey has added another project to his stable. Blue Turtle Bistro opened late last week at 66th and Paulsen streets, the former location of Caraway Cafe. Former Connect Savannah “Best Chef ” award winner Jeffrey Crumpton designed the menu, calling out some favorites from flagship B. Matthew’s Eatery and crafting other new handmade, fresh, locally sourced dishes similar to what Chef Robyn McArthur made so popular at Caraway Cafe. Bottom line: Salads, sandwiches, soups, meal sized entrees – but a far different menu than Midtowner’s have had to choose from. A spiffy makeover includes a trendy new facade and al fresco seating on an expanded patio area. Beverages include a small craft beer menu and a wine list. Hours are Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Call for carry–out or ordering, 358–0808. Menu is online at Huskey and his wife Jennifer also own Blowin’ Smoke BBQ and Abe’s on Lincoln bar.

Espy’s Tybee Island Tomato Chutney The former Executive Chef of Tybee Island’s Hunter House Inn isn’t sitting around basking in the ocean side sun – he’s been busy bringing his long popular tomato chutney to market. Espy’s Tybee Island Tomato Chutney is available at several retailers on the island, as well as, currently, Kitchenware Outfitters in Savannah. The condiment is simultaneously sweet, spicy and savory. I’ve topped roasted pork tenderloin, meat loaf and even smoked Gouda with the thick, tasty concoction. You can also order by e–mail – find it on Facebook.

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Isobel’s Shortbread Cookies Ann Curry coaxed her mom’s yummy shortbread recipe away from the family fault, and then swiped her mom’s old South American driver’s license photo for the label. Poof, she was in business with Isobel’s Shortbread. OK, there’s more to the story than that, but suffice to say the traditional recipe was a hit and pretty soon, Ann’s production reached critical levels – and not just around the traditional shortbread season at Christmas. Now, she’s preparing to go into full production to sell the cookies by direct mail and through selected local retailers. The one–of–a–kind recipe is buttery and crumbly – and according to Ann, a very time intensive recipe. Score a tin–full at Ogeechee River Coffee Co. or watch for the brand soon on Facebook and the Web. cs

Syrah? Shiraz? Two very different spellings, and it’s the same grape. Most of North America and France call it Syrah, though some domestic vineyards use the alternate spelling. Shiraz is the spelling in Australia and South Africa. Shiraz oared to popularity a few decades ago when the bargain basement Aussie wines flooded the U.S. market. Those inexpensive juices and the big, juicy, consumer friendly wines combined to sabotage the American version of Syrah – which lacked the blustery, in–your–face character of down under juice. I like Syrah, even Shiraz and the classed up French expression bearing a Cotes du Rhone label. And while there are plenty of California Syrahs coming to market, dollar strapped wine makers will tell you they can sell anything but Syrah. Bonny Doon chief Randall Grahm has been quoted saying, “It appears to have crashed and burned in this country.” For my Syrah/Shiraz sipping this week, I sampled two, one from Australia, the other from South Africa. Vansha is a product of the Ridgeback Winery of South Africa’s Cape region. Its 65 hectares are surrounded by the Paarl Mountains – which contribute to the weather pattern that makes Ridgeback wines unique. The 2008 vintage I tasted is a medium bodied red wine with aromatics of cherries, violets, sweet red fruit and mineral earthiness supported by a fine oak tannin structure and a long savory finish. It’s a beautifully

balanced wine that was easy to like. It lacked the pungent muskiness exhibited in some South African wines – and was a lush and fruity companion to a grilled steak. The 2009 vintage finds splashes of Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier –which should ramp up the complexity without affecting its character. James Oatley 2009 Tic Tok Shiraz comes from the portfolio of legendary Aussie wine maker Robert Oatley, who with this label pays homage to his great–great–grandfather. It’s 100 percent Shiraz from Oatley’s Mudgee vineyards. Expect more refinement from this entry level Shiraz than from the mass market “critter” labeled Aussie wines. I found mouthwatering dark berry fruit pronounced – and a satisfying blend of spiciness and vanilla notes coming form 15 months in second year French oak. That’s a lot of handling for a wine coming to market at around $18. cs

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Cold War Kids Nathan Willett is one of the most soulful white rock ‘n’ roll singers in America (that’s not an oxymoron). His voice adds the perfect grace note to the music of his band Cold War Kids, an indie quartet out of Long Beach, California that’s perfected a kind of anthemic but stripped–down rock. Cold War Kids will headline the annual SCAD graduation concert June 3 in Forsyth Park. The 7 p.m. event – its official name is the “New Alumni Concert” - will start at 7 p.m. In recent years, Willett’s songs have moved away from vaguely evangelical narratives, which led more than once critic to label Cold War Kids an overtly Christian band, into more universal territory. The group’s most recent record, Mine is Yours, was produced by Jacquire King, who put his mark on albums by Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, Kings of Leon and Norah Jones, among others.

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Wrote John Jeter of South Carolina’s The Handlebar: “Corey is what might happen if you threw Jimmy Buffett, Robert Earl Keen, Donkey (from Shrek), Bob Schneider and a few shots of whiskey into a blender, poured it into one of those 64–oz. traveling mugs that might last long enough to get you to the state line on the most insane road trip of your life.”

And now this • After months of global touring in support of the acclaimed Spiral Shadow album, Kylesa returns to the good old U.S.A. next week for a string of shows that will but include gigs at Bonnaroo (June 10) and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago (July 17). Savannah’s metal monsters are also due to play the Maryland Death Fest on May 27. Hope we see the guys (and Laura) back onstage here in town soon. • On Friday, May 27 the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra closes out the season with a Lucas Theatre concert featuring Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,” as well as Brahms’ Violin Concerto (with soloist Heather Cottrell) and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. See for tickets and additional details. CS

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40 at 80: Memory, Continuity, New Adventures — Work by Louise Shipps inspired by Eastern Orthodox iconography. Runs through May 15. Louise Shipps Gallery at St. Paul’s, 1802 Abercorn St. at 34th St. , http://www.

Ebb and Flow — An exhibition of photos and other historical memorabilia related to the project documenting East Savannah and the newly published book “Ebb and Flow”. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

Re:Vision — Solo exhibit featuring Jessica Matthews’ documentation of an alley and an exploration of information surplus. Opening reception: May 13, 6-9 p.m. Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. , http://www.

4th Annual Savannah Sculpture Show — Over 100 pieces of three dimensional art by a dozen nationally acclaimed sculptors. One night only: May 16, 5-8 p.m. Green-Meldrim House, 1 W. Macon St.

Horizons — An exhibit of panoramic photography by Debra Zumstein. Gallery talk: May 22, 3-5pm, Opening Reception: May 13, 6-9pm Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave., http://indigoskycommunitygallery.

Richard Law & Roosevelt Watson — The JEA’s monthly exhibit features work from Law, whose work explores black culture and the Lowcountry, and Watson, whose colorful work dabbles with abstraction and surrealism. Reception: May 19, 6:308:30pm JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

Another Thing to Fall — An installation by Jose Ray and Thomas Wharton exploring how people are alienated from experience by the process of facilitation. Reception: May 13, 6-10 p.m. DIY Gallery, 409 E. Liberty St. , Black Dog Studio — The gallery and furniture showroom has relocated to the Starland District. 9 West 40th St. It’s open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm and walk-ins are welcome. Call 912-236-6008 for info. Cain-Powers-Sandoz — Betsy Cain, Blanche Powers, and Katherine Sandoz are featured artists at the inaugural exhibit for the gallery, which explores three different responses to the environs of coastal Georgia. 1704Lincoln Gallery, Corner of Lincoln and 33rd Sts Domain: Drawings, etchings, lithographs — A collection of work by artist Curtis Bartone. Runs until June 23. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. ,

Jacqueline Susann and the Style of the ’60s — Pieces from Susann’s personal archives, period garments and current fashions and designs inspired by the author, the book and the movie (“Valley of the Dolls”) that defined the culture of the 1960s. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. , Liquid Sands — The gallery specializing in glass pieces has relocated from West Broughton Street to its new home at 5 W. York Street on Wright Square. The new location is open and new artists/events are coming soon.

RSVP — A chain of responsebased, collaborative artwork by more than 20 local artists, including Richard Leo Johnson, Ellen Susan and more. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor, http://www. Tacking in Time — A retrospective of 25 years of work by artist Bertha Husband, including paintings, short films, books and more. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. , http://www.

Point and Counterpoint — Exhibit featuring Jeanine Cook, one of a few artists in the world drawing in silverpoint, and Daniel E. Smith, a painter and printer. Nature is a common subject for each. Opening reception: May 12, 5:30-7:30pm Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr. , http://www. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art — An exhibition tracing the development of psychedelic art over the past 40+ years. Runs through May 29. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http://www.

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Thor Kenneth Branagh, whose devotion to the works of William Shakespeare resulted in his designation as the modern–day heir to Laurence Olivier, might have seemed an unlikely choice to helm Thor, the latest in the growing line of Marvel Comics adaptations as well as the first blockbuster of the 2011 summer movie season. Yet it’s possible that the man who successfully brought (among others) Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing to the big screen took his marching orders directly from the Bard himself. “O that I were a god, to shoot forth thunder,” wrote Will in Henry VI, Part 2, a sentiment that Branagh tries to capture in this superhero opus centering on the Norse God of Thunder.

Dividing its time between Asgard (home of Thor the god) and Earth (home of Thor the transplant), the picture finds the titular warrior (played by Chris Hemsworth) ready to be declared king by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). But Thor’s recklessness, to say nothing of his oversized ego, convinces the Asgardian ruler to instead strip his offspring of his mighty hammer Mjolnir and banish him to our planet. This allows Odin’s other son, the devious Loki (Tom Hiddleston), to usurp the throne for his own nefarious purposes. As for the Thunder God, he’s aided in his earthly endeavors by astrophysicist Jane Porter (Natalie Portman) and her team and, later, by his four faithful comrades from Asgard (three of them described by an Earthling onlooker as “Xena, Jackie Chan and Robin Hood”). A perfectly serviceable entry in the cinematic superhero sweepstakes, Thor provides viewers with a good time as long as they’re not taking notes and comparing it to other recent Marvel properties. More straight–laced than the Spider–Man films and less exciting than the X–Men oeuvre (the first two, anyway), Thor can’t even match the

rollicking ride of the original Iron Man, which had the advantage of Robert Downey Jr. to steer it over rough terrain. But that’s not to say there isn’t much to enjoy here. The film is gorgeous to behold (the 3–D is used effectively), and the battle sequences are ably handled – there’s a kinetic kick in seeing Thor twirl Mjolnir to batter opponents, a perfect realization of the manner in which it was caught on the printed page. Hemsworth is well–cast as Thor – he’s not as interesting an actor as, say, Downey or Tobey Maguire or Hugh Jackman, but then again, Thor was always a bit of a stiff when compared to Iron Man and Spider–Man and Wolverine – and while he and Portman don’t set off any massive fireworks, they prove to be an affable screen couple Thor’s primary flaw is in the storytelling department. Most Marvel flicks (and DC, for that matter) have managed to relate an origin tale while still allowing room for expansion within the same film – for example, X–Men showed how Wolverine joined the outfit but also managed to touch upon the global prejudice against mutants and Logan’s search for his own roots. Thor suffers from a lack of such vision: All of the expository dots are dutifully connected, but by the time we’re ready for the movie to really kick into high gear, it’s suddenly over. I suppose a sequel could handle the overreach, but considering the only planned follow–up is The Avengers, in which Thor will be battling Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye for the spotlight, it’s uncertain whether he’ll be given the royal treatment that presumably should be accorded a god.

SOMETHING BORROWED Folks often wish that real life could be more like the movies, but Something Borrowed makes me wish that the movies could be more like real life. In reality, I suspect most of us would cross a crowded highway barefoot and bleeding to avoid any contact whatsoever with the insufferable twits populating this gruesome rom–com. But moviegoers who don’t want to have wasted an exorbitant admission fee (or, in some cases, are professionally paid to suffer through the very last screen credit) will feel bound to remain in their seats, which by the end of the picture will resemble an electric chair more than a plush auditorium rocker. Based on Emily Giffin’s novel, this stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson as Rachel and Darcy, lifelong best friends both in love with the same man. That would be Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who had a connection with Rachel six years ago while they both attended law school. But rather than act on their mutual attraction, Dex allowed himself to get swept away by the assertive party girl Darcy while wallflower Rachel merely stood by and grinned. Now, Dex and Darcy are set to be married, but a drunken tryst between Dex and Rachel causes complications. Should they tell Darcy about their dalliance? Should Dex leave Darcy and shack up with Rachel? Or should Rachel just continue to hold her tongue and allow Darcy to abscond with the only man she’s ever loved? As in most formulaic romantic comedies involving a love triangle, the filmmakers attempt

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to make things as easy as possible for the audience by presenting one of the players as the “bad guy” – in this case, it’s Hudson’s shallow, self–centered ditz. But here’s where this ruse backfires on director Luke Greenfield and adapter Jennie Snyder: Practically all of the characters are odious, meaning we don’t care about the fates of any of them. Especially unlikable is Dex, who’s presented as practically the most desirable man in all of New York even though he’s a hypocritical, indecisive, insensitive and unobservant dullard (Egglesfield’s bland performance doesn’t help). Rachel’s cluelessness is off–putting, and the supporting ranks are populated by the usual mix of unkempt braggart (Steve Howey), psychotic ex–girlfriend (Ashley Williams) and sarcastic best friend (John Krasinski, the film’s sole bright spot). True to its generic, genetic code, Something Borrowed also features a rainstorm during a climactic confession (perhaps Thor was working overtime?) as well as the sight of our leading ladies engaging in a torturous living–room dance of an oldie but goodie. Yet as they gyrated their way through Salt–N–Pepa’s “Push It,” all I could think was how I wanted to take this movie and shove it.

JUMPING THE BROOM The opening moments of Jumping the Broom left me cringing, as if I had wandered into the screening for a sequel to Something Borrowed (Something Blue?). Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) has just finished having sex with someone she hopes will be Mr. Right. Instead, he’s merely a player – actually, a caricature of a player – spending the moments after intercourse admiring himself in the mirror and speaking on his cell phone

to another hottie–in–waiting. At this point, Sabrina swears off premarital sex, fears that she will never find the right guy, and then suddenly runs into him – literally, as she accidentally smacks him with her car. So far, so painful. But with the necessary setup out of the way, screenwriters Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs are able to plunge headlong into the real meat of the story: the developments that occur when the families of Sabrina and her fiance, Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso), finally meet on the weekend of the wedding. Sabrina’s family is wealthy, living the high life in a Martha’s Vineyard mansion; Jason’s family is lower–middle–class and stuck out in Brooklyn. The principal fighters are Sabrina’s brittle mother (Angela Bassett), who’s used to giving orders and having them obeyed, and Jason’s loudmouthed mom (Loretta Devine), a widowed postal worker who eyes the upper classes with suspicion. Thus, the culture clash isn’t merely between rich and poor but between rich blacks and poor blacks (“My family didn’t come from a line of slaves; my family used to own slaves,” Mrs. Watson unwisely utters during the rehearsal dinner). Under the auspices of Pastor T.D. Jakes (who produced the film and appears as Reverend James), director Salim Akil and the writers juggle a wide range of characters and subplots, and to their credit, they fumble very few of them. Until Devine’s overly protective mom is unfortunately turned into the film’s closest thing to a villain during the third act, all of the characters are allowed to be believably flawed, allowing us to see the right and wrong on both sides of each issue being presented. The tension between the mothers is palpable, and there are several relatives and

best friends on hand to provide comic relief (Mike Epps is particularly pleasing as Jason’s laid–back uncle). Jumping the Broom is no Soul Food, but as a worthy seriocomedy about African–American family dynamics, it’s nourishing enough.

Fast Five Stating that Fast Five is the best of the Fast and the Furious series is perhaps like claiming that the Big Mac is the best hamburger served at McDonald’s: It’s not so much a declaration of excellence as an example of damning with faint praise. Still, fans of this high–octane franchise will find plenty to enjoy, newbies should be able to hop aboard the ride without getting left behind (any references to past pictures tend to be negligible or easy to absorb), and dates dragged against their will can at least enjoy the Cowboys and Aliens trailer that precedes the picture. OK, so the viewing experience admittedly offers more than just a sneak peek at an anticipated sci–fi summer blockbuster. Even with a generous 130–minute running time, the film never brakes for boredom. There’s also a notable attempt on the parts of director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan to give everyone a moment to shine in the spotlight. And considering this entry brings back various characters from all four previous installments, that’s a lot of illumination taking place. Front and center, of course, is the triumvirate of bad–ass Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), bad–ass wannabe Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and tough yet tender Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster). Return offenders include Tyrese Gibson (who still can’t act a lick, bless him) and the always engaging Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as two of the numerous

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It’s tempting to refer to Richard LaGravenese as the Doctor Dolittle of screenwriters, as the man who successfully brought Nick Evans’ novel The Horse Whisperer to movie houses has now been tasked to do likewise with the adaptation of Sara Gruen’s mammoth bestseller, Water for Elephants. But to be fair, LaGravenese is more than just an animal act, as he’s known for other lofty cinematic translations like A Little Princess, The Bridges of Madison County and the underrated Beloved. Water for Elephants follows suit: It’s an adaptation that manages to be tasteful, mature, and even on occasion insightful. But that can only take a movie so far when there’s no one around to constantly fan those flames of literary respect into something inherently, pulsatingly cinematic. Robert Pattinson, best known for Twilight, and Reese Witherspoon, not especially known for Twilight (but in a Trivial Pursuit aside, she did star alongside Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in a 1998 movie with that name), respectively play Jacob and Marlena. He’s an orphaned vet–school dropout who winds up landing a gig looking after the animals (including a soulful pachyderm) at a ramshackle circus; she’s the big top’s main attraction, as well as the wife of the quick–tempered owner, August (Christoph Waltz). August is already sadistic enough, but when he notices an attraction growing between his wife and this newcomer, his rage becomes even more pronounced, resulting in a jealous fit that threatens to destroy not only the lovebirds but the circus itself. Waltz’s ringleader is almost as villainous as his Nazi in Inglourious Basterds (for which he won an Oscar), but the actor’s excellent performance keeps his character from deteriorating into a buffoonish villain. He far outclasses the two stars, whose lack of chemistry

undermines the love story that rests at the film’s center. Visually, the picture is exquisite – the art direction by Terrence Malick regular Jack Fisk and camerawork by Brokeback Mountain cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto immerse us so thoroughly in the circus world that we almost smell the sawdust (though thankfully not the elephant dung) – but emotionally, it proves to be as airy and insubstantial as cotton candy.


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Benefits 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 for directions. Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinder-block wall where incest survivors

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Call for Entries Auditions: Melodies and Repentance Open call for short film. A Morose Musical About a Composer’s Fear of Retribution. Saturday, May 21. 10:00am-5pm and May 28, 10-4pm at Adler Hall, 532 Indian St. For more info: Call for donations See and Touch is requesting donations of art for an event benefiting the Savannah Association for the Blind. There will be an exhibit and auction. Artists are asked to donate minimum 50% of sale price to SAB. Donations qualify as tax deductible. Submission date: May 31st. For further info, contact: Hip Hop & Performing Arts Camp Instructors AWOL is seeking instructors to assist with its 4-week hip hop summer camp that will focus on the four elements. Applicants should have minimum HS diploma and some college, and 3-5 years experience as artist, and additional experience working with kids. Camp runs July 1 - July 30. Email resume and photo to djordan@, use “Summer Camp Instructor” in subject line. Savannah Youth Council Providing young people with leadership opportunities and a chance to learn about government and engaged citizenship. Open to all rising 8th graders who currently reside in Chatham County. Deadline for

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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: 912604-3281 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. Band Camp at SSU Marching band camp for middle and high school students June 19-25. residential camper fee of $250 includes three meals a day, instruction, a camp T-shirt and campus lodging. Commuter campers will pay a fee of $110, which includes lunch, instruction and a camp T-shirt. Registration ends June 1, 2011. For more info, contact Arthur Wright III at 912-358-3369 or wrighta@ 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 Boater Safety Classes SCMPD hosts a series of certified safety classes. Does not include on the water instruction. Participants may qualify for insurance discounts. Must be at least 12 years old. April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. For info or to register, call

912-921-5451. Free and open to the public. Boating Safety Learn about “Keeping the Boating Season Safe and Legal” from legal and maritime experts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at the Isle of Hope Marina, 50 West Bluff Drive. Lecture is free and open to the public, for more info please call the Isle of Hope Marina at (912) 354-8187. Cancer Prevention Cooking School St. Joseph’s/Candler’s African American Health Information & Resource Center hosts a class on preparing foods that help lower risk for cancer. May 24, 6-8pm. 1910 Abercorn St. Pre-register by May 19. Call 912-652-7981 or email Champions Training Center Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, juijitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit 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 Craniosacral Class Craniosacral class for LMTs and healthcare practitioners June 2-5, 2011 Hilton Head Island, SC - 32 NCBTMB CEUs www. islandsomatherapy or 843.422.2900 for more info Dog Days Children read books to certified therapy dogs. This is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence for the reluctant reader. For readers, ages 5 and up. Free. Oglethorpe Mall Library, May 14 at noon; Pooler Library, May 16 at 4:30 p.m.; Southwest Chatham Library, May 21, 11 a.m.; Rincon Library, May 25, 4:30 p.m. 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

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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: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: MonFri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-2324232 x115 or Lead Paint Removal Savannah State University ’s Housing Health Training Program (HHTP) is offering a Renovate, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) class on May 14. After completing the course, workers will be certified to conduct renovations where lead based paint is present For info, or to register: hhtp-about.shtml Mindfulness Meditation Class Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). www.yogacoopsavannah. com or 912-429-7264. Ms. Amy’s School of Music A small privately owned studio offering: Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants toddlers. Group preschool music classes WWW.MSAMYSCHOOLOFMUSIC.COM New Horizons Adult Band Program A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info. Oatland Island Summer Camp A week-long day camp available to rising kindergarteners through rising 6th graders. 8 weeks of camp are offered from June 21 – August 20. Campers will discover the fascinating world of science through hands-on activities, creative crafts, and wildlife investigations. $135/ wk. 9am-3pm. 912-395-1500, or www. for info. continues on p. 36


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Registration for Summer Toddler Art Is your child two years old or under and enjoys being creative? Enjoy this eightweek-long adventure for your young artist! Runs July 15 thru September 2nd. Registration req’d. $100 for the 8-week session or $12.50 per class. Friday mornings at 10am. GA State Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Call, 912.651.6823 x3 for info. Savannah Conservatory for the Performing Arts The Salvation Army’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts is currently offering instruction in Piano, Guitar, Visual Arts, and Voice. Classes are held on Tuesday night beginning at 5:30 pm. Our students receive instruction from gifted local and nationally acclaimed artists and performers. $60 per quarter (10 weeks). E-mail the Arts Program Coordinator at salarmyarts@gmail. com Or call 912-352-8366 Savannah Entrepreneurial Center Offering a variety of business classes. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. Call 272-4579. e-mail or visit www. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah Southwest Writers Group Writers are invited to develop their craft while receiving thoughtful, positive and useful critique in a supportive environment. All skill levels, genres and styles are welcome. Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305. Sunday, May 15 & 29 at 3 p.m. 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 AASU’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre hosts Summer Arts Camp for children ages 7-14. A creative multidisciplinary arts camp held in the Fine Arts Hall weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the 1st week, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the 2nd week. Free admission to the Grand Finale Event on the evening of July 1st. Call 912.344.2556 for enrollment/participation info. Weekend Childbirth Class For expectant couples with busy schedules or time constraints. May 21 & 22. Classes will be held at Candler Hospital. A $70 fee is charged. For more info and to register, call CareCall at 819-3368 or 800-501-4054 or use our website,

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 you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, godzillaunknown@ 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 driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit Coastal MINIs Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah Coastal Readers & Writers Circle A Creative Writing and Reading discussion group that meets the 3rd Sunday of every month, 3:30-5pm at the new Savannah Mall Branch Library. Bring: Passages from any of your writing that you would like to read and passages from a book, publication, or production that you would like to share with the group. for more information Energy Healers Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. http://www. 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 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church

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 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 www. 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 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www. Savannah Fencing Club Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. 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 Savannah Friends of Music Annual Membership Meeting on May 26th at the Plantation Club on Skidaway Island beginning at 11am. Includes music performance. Luncheon will follow for $24. For reservations contact Barbara McLaughlin at 598-0971 by May 23rd. For additional info, call President Lynne Davis at 355-4252. New members are welcome to attend. 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 Savannah Jaycees Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an

opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www.savannahjaycees. com Jaycee Building, Savannah Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-328-3170 or visit Savannah Newcomers Club Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www. 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 continues on p.38

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of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing oldtime 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 www.roguephoenix. org. Savannah Safe Kids Savannah Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www. or call 912-353-3148 for more info Samaritan House Food Pantry Reaching out to those in need in the Pooler/Chatham area. For more info please call 912-748-5847.

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“Sum Sudoku” Put one digit from 1-9 in each square of this Sudoku so that the following three conditionsare met: 1) each row, column, and 3x3 box (as marked by shading in the grid) contains the digits 1–9 exactly one time; 2) no digit is repeated within any of the areas marked off by heavy lines; and 3) the sums of the numbers in each area marked off by heavy lines total the little number given in each of those areas. For example, the digits in the upper-leftmost square in the grid and the two squares directlybeneath it will add up to 20. Now do what I tell you -- solve!!

happenings | continued from page 37 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 group/savannah-wine-lovers. 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, 912-9208891. 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.southernwingz. com Stitch-N’s 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 for more info. The Philo Cafe A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger, 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 927-3356. Savannah Windsor Forest High Class of ’91 Reunion The Windsor Forest High School class of 1991 will hold its 20 year reunion on July 23 at 7pm at the Alee Temple Ballroom. Cost is $75/couple or $40/single. For more info, visit Facebook: WFHS Reunion and WFHS ’91 Reunion or Email: 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.

Conferences Cemetary conference “Beyond the Grave: Cultural & Ethnical Burial Customs” is a two-and-a-half-day, statewide event, June 22-24 at the Civic Center. Passes to all conference events are available for as little as $100 through May 31st. For a conference schedule and more info, contact the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association at 912-651-6843 or, or visit www. Thomas Wolfe Society A conference encouraging research and analysis of one of the great American writers of the 20th Century, Thomas Wolfe. May 20-21 at the Desoto Hilton, 15 East Liberty St. Includes lectures and panels. For more information on registration, attendance and events, visit

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 912631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@ St. Pius Family Resource Center,

Moon River Dancers’ Monthly Dance May 21 at the Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. There will be an intermediate Foxtrot lesson from 7-8pm, followed by dancing until 10:30 pm. For USA Dance members: $10 single, $15 couples; non-members: $15 single, $20 couples. For more info, contact Jamie at 912-308-9222, or visit the website at www. Pole Dancing Class Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www. or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. , Salsa Classes Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 330-5421. 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. Salsa Lessons Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323. www. Salsa Savannah Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 8-9pm. For more info: www., 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. ,

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344-2951. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah What’s the 411? EPACT’s 4th Annual “What’s the 411?” May 21st in the Civic Center. Free food, prizes, and employment resources. Call 484-1992.

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 www.

Fitness A New Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. 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: 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 912660-7399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@ 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. 912-398-4776. continues on p. 40

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Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads , African Dance & Drum Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. , 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. 912596-0889 or Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit For info: cybelle@ or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. C.C. Express Dance Team Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah Ceili Club Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email 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 or 912-704-2052. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329. Modern Dance Class Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586.

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Curvy Girl Bootcamp Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-341-7710 www. 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. 3558111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.savj. org/ 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 Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah Pilates Mat Classes Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol DalyWilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St , http://savannahpilates. com/ Pregancy Yoga Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-7047650 e-mail Rolf Method Bodywork For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah Squats N’ Tots Stretch and strengthen overused body parts, as well as focus on muscle endurance, low impact aerobics, and abdominal work. Your baby (age 6 weeks to one year) can get in on the fun, or simply stay close to you on your mat. Call to pre-register 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, The Yoga Room Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah Yoga Classes Every Saturday noon-1 PM. City of Savannah Recreation Services. Windsor Forest Community Center. $10/ month. 308 Briarcliff Circle, Savannah, GA 31419. Instructor: Dr. Mahesh Gupta. More Information: 921-2105 or 351-3841 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.

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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 912-288-7863 or email heather@ 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 or visit www. First City Network, Savannah 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 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

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Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800264-7154. Smokestoppers Group-facilitated smoking cessation program. Orientation for participants is Tuesday, May 31 at 6 PM. Orientation and class attendance is mandatory. Class dates are 5/31 (orientation), 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/20, 6/23, and 6/28. Cost is $100. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. Call to register: 912-819-3368 or 800-5014054. The Midwife Group Assistance with pre-natal and post-partum care, family planning and more. The Midwife Group and Birth Center. 912-6296262. The Midwife Group & Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Pkwy , 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

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.thedolphinproject. org or contact Gayla Learn to Garden Without Chemicals A beginning workshop in organic gardening is being offered at Red Earth Farm this spring, Saturday, May 14th 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Red Earth Farm is located in Tattnall County, south of Reidsville. For more information, call Raven Waters at Red Earth Farm, 912/557-1053 or email Space is limited. Tybee Island Marine Science Center Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily,

10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-7865917 or visit 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 Wilderness Southeast Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website

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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: www.tailsspin. com Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Insured, bonded, certified in pet first aid and CPR. 355-9656, www.athomepetsitters. net. St. Almo Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912234-3336.

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 Readers’ Theatre Children ages 8 to 12 perform scripts in front of an audience. No memorization is required. West Broad Library, 232-9364. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Tea time at Ola’s A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah

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(March 21–April 19) The 16th–century English writer John Heywood was a prolific creator of epigrams. I know of at least 20 of his proverbs that are still invoked, including “Haste makes waste,” “Out of sight, out of mind,” “Look before you leap,” “Beggars shouldn’t be choosers,” “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and “Do you want to both eat your cake and have it, too?” I bring this up, Aries, because I suspect you’re in a Heywoodian phase of your long–term cycle. In coming weeks, you’re likely to unearth a wealth of insights and guiding principles that will serve you well into the future.


(April 20–May 20) “If you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe,” said astronomer Carl Sagan in his book Cosmos. In other words, the pie can’t exist until there’s a star orbited by a habitable planet that has spawned intelligent creatures and apples. A lot of preliminaries have to be in place. Keep that in mind, Taurus, as you start out down the long and winding path toward manifesting your own personal equivalent of the iconic apple pie. In a sense, you will have to create an entire world to serve as the womb for your brainchild. To aid you in your quest, make sure to keep a glowing vision of the prize always burning in the sacred temple of your imagination.


(May 21–June 20) I’ll quote Wikipedia: “Dawn should not be confused with sunrise, which is the moment when the leading edge of the sun itself appears above the horizon.” In other words, dawn comes before the sun has showed itself. It’s a ghostly foreshadowing –– a pale light appearing out of nowhere. Where you are right now, Gemini, is comparable to the last hour before the sunrise. When the light first appears, don’t mistake it for the sun and take premature action. Wait until you can see the golden

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(June 21–July 22) When some readers write to me, they address me as “Mr. Brezsny.” It reminds me of what happens when a check– out clerk at Whole Foods calls me “sir”: I feel as if I’ve been hit in the face with a cream pie –– like someone is bashing my breezy, casual self–image with an unwelcome blast of dignity and decorum. So let’s get this straight, people: I am not a mister and I am not a sir. Never was, never will be. Now as for your challenges in the coming week, Cancerian: I expect that you, too, may feel pressure to be overly respectable, uncomfortably formal, excessively polite, and in too much control. That would be pushing you in a direction opposite to the one I think you should go.


(July 23–Aug. 22) At one point in the story “Alice in Wonderland,” a large talking bird known as the Dodo organizes a race with unusual rules. There is no single course that all the runners must follow. Rather, everybody scampers around wherever he or she wants, and decides when to begin and when to end. When the “race” is all over, of course, it’s impossible to sort out who has performed best, so the Dodo declares everyone to be the winner. I encourage you to organize and participate in activities like that in the coming weeks, Leo. It’s an excellent time to drum up playful victories and easy successes not only for yourself, but for everyone else, too.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) In his book The Rough Guide to Climate Change, Bob Henson talks about the “five places to go before global warming messes them up.” One such beautiful spot is Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Vast swatches of its trees are being ravaged by hordes of pine beetles, whose populations used to be kept under control by frigid winters before the climate began to change. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Switzerland’s

Alpine glaciers are among the other natural beauties that are changing form. I suggest that you apply this line of thought to icons with a more personal meaning, Virgo. Nothing stays the same forever, and it’s an apt time in your astrological cycle to get all you can out of useful and wonderful resources that are in the midst of transformation.

least some of your irrational fears, unfounded theories, and compulsive fetishes. I’m not saying that you suffer from more of these delusions than any of the rest of us. It’s just that you now have more power than the rest of us to break away from their spell.


In Plato’s Republic, Socrates speaks derisively about people who are eu a–mousoi, an ancient Greek term that literally means “happily without muses.” These are the plodding materialists who have no hunger for inspiration and no need of spiritual intelligence. According to my reading of the astrological omens, Capricorn, you can’t afford to be eu a–mousoi in the coming weeks. Mundane satisfactions won’t be nearly enough to feed your head and heart. To even wake up and get out of bed each morning, you’ve got to be on fire with a shimmering dream or a beautiful prospect.

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) There’s not a whole lot of funny stuff reported in the Bible, but one notable case occurred when God told Abraham that he and his wife Sarah would finally be able to conceive their first child. This made Abraham laugh out loud, since he was 99 years old at the time and Sarah was 90. It may have been a while since God has delivered any humorous messages to you, Libra, but my sense is that She’s gearing up for such a transmission even as we speak. To receive this cosmic jest in the right spirit, make sure you’re not taking yourself too damn seriously.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) No one in history has ever drunk the entire contents of a regulation–size ketchup bottle in less than 39 seconds. So says the Guinness Book of World Records. However, I believe it’s possible that a Scorpio daredevil will soon break this record. Right now your tribe has an almost supernaturally enormous power to rapidly extract the essence of anything you set your mind to extracting. You’ve got the instincts of a vacuum cleaner. You’re an expert at tapping into the source and siphoning off exactly what you need. You know how to suck –– in the best sense of that word –– and you’re not shy about sucking.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

“I’m not superstitious,” said Michael Scott, the former boss in the TV show “The Office.” “I’m just a little stitious.” From my perspective, Sagittarius, you shouldn’t indulge yourself in being even a little stitious in the coming weeks. You have a prime opportunity to free yourself from the grip of at


(Dec. 22–Jan. 19)


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) In his Book of Imaginary Beings, Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges reports the following: “Chang Tzu tells us of a persevering man who after three laborious years mastered the art of dragon–slaying. For the rest of his days, he had not a single opportunity to test his skills.” I bring this to your attention, Aquarius, because my reading of the astrological omens suggests that you, too, may be in training to fight a beast that does not exist. Luckily, you’re also in an excellent position to realize that fact, quit the unnecessary quest, and redirect your martial energy into a more worthy endeavor.


(Feb. 19–March 20) Want to see a rabbit chase a snake up a tree? Go watch this video on YouTube: tinyurl. com/BunnyWhipsSnake. If for some reason you don’t have access to Youtube, then please close your eyes and visualize a cute bunny harassing a six–foot–long snake until it slithers madly away and escapes up a tree. Once you have this sequence imprinted on


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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 DrUUming Circle First Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah on Troup Square at Habersham and Macon streets. Drummers, dancers and the drum-curious are welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah Gregorian Chant by Candlelight For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info. Live Web-streaming Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto, 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, 1-877-494-8629,,

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 http://www. 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 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit www. 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, 912-3736276 Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah http://www. 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. Call 232-9121. The Savannah Zen Center Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:30-7:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach cindy@ The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah. org or 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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Sports & Games Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. for more information. 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. www. 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 http://al_anon_savannah. Savannah Al-Anon 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 Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family mem-

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Fibromyalgia support group meets the second Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah First Line An after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-264-7154. Gambling problem? 12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-748-4730. 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 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: 912598-8457; email: Hope House Provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, follow-up care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave. Call 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 LD-AD/HD Support Group 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 reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call Laurel Brady at 912-659-4687. 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 http://www. Living without Violence The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from continues on p. 44






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bers. 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:// Breast Cancer Survivors Group Meets every Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street at 5:30 pm. Survivorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and care providers welcome. We meet in the library, entrance on Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-819-7053 if you have questions. Cancer support group Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-8784. Savannah Citizens With Retarded Citizens Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 3557633. Savannah Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Call 355-1221; or visit www. 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@hotmail. com. 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. Savannah Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 912234-4048 or Double Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friday Night Al-Anon Meeting Conference approved literature meeting, 7pm. An Al-Anon meeting for recovering alcoholics or those who have family or a friend who is an alcoholic. Anyone who is affected by someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alcoholism is welcome to attend. 1501 Eisenhower Dr.


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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 Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. 355-5196. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah Memorial Health Focus Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For info, call Saundra at 350-3396. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah Multiple Sclerosis support group discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah Narcotics Anonymous Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. National Alliance on Mental Illness A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-353-7143 for more info. Overeaters Anonymous Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit to locate a meeting. Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666. PRIDE Support Group This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah Rape Crisis Center assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. S-Anon Family Group A fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For info, call 663-2565. Self-Help Support Group for People with HIV/AIDS For more information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912-231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS. Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Group For families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363. 3025 Bull St , Savannah Smoking Cessation Support Group is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 819-8032 or 819-3368. Spinal Injury Support Group Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. Savannah http://www. Support Group for Parents of Ill Children who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah Teens nurturing teens Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 PM on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. This group is for teens who have a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. For more info, call 819-5704. Tourettes Community of Savannah (TiCS) Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For more information contact. Michelle McGee 912-224-9201 or sign up on the Facebook page Tourette’s Community of Savannah. Call for meeting place and times Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah Wheeze busters is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah Women who love too much meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

Theatre Brighton Beach Memoirs The Collective Face will perform its next production, Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Thursday, May 12 - 14; 19 - 21 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louisville Rd. Tickets will be $10-15. Call Muse box office, 912-713-1137 for info. There’s a Bomb on Trolley 409 A comedy about the worst tour of Savannah. This dinner theatre production is presented at The Lady and Sons’ banquet facility Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays spring through fall. The price for the buffet and show is $55, including gratuity. For reservations, go to or call 912-659-4383 http://

Volunteers America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers To help with various tasks around food bank and warehouse. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St , Savannah http://www. First Steps Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 819-6910. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah Good Samaratin Clinic St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call 964-4326. Help Feed the Hungry Savannah Hosea Feed the Hungry is in need of regular volunteers to maintain the food and clothing rooms. One or two regular volunteers are needed as a telephone clerk/receptionist. We also need several strong arms with vans or trucks to load, deliver, and unload boxes of produce 3x a week. Daytime hours. Visit 141 Telfair Rd. or Call 912-232-3085. Literacy volunteers needed Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd , Savannah Live Oak Regional Public Libraries needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 652-3661. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St , Savannah Oatland Island Education Center Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah Rebuilding Together Savannah Volunteer organization in partnership with the community that rehabilitates houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children. Visit Retired and Senior Volunteer Program The EOA requests help from seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. call Linda Fields at 238-2960 ext. 123. Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For info, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243. Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6711 LaRoche Ave. , Savannah Ronald McDonald House volunteers

needed Help in the “home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteers also are needed to provide homecooked meals for families staying at the house. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Nikole Layton, 356-5520. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue , Speech and hearing center needs volunteers to conduct hearing screenings for adults and children. Nurses and retired nurses are encouraged to apply for eye, ear, and dental exams on pre-school children. Flexible scheduling is available. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Jane Medoff at 355-4601 Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St , Savannah Telfair Docent Program The Telfair Museum of Art is accepting applications for its volunteer docent program. After completing training, docents will be responsible for leading tours in the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. Call Sarah Ward, 790-8827. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street , Savannah The Dolphin Project of Georgia needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at The Volunteer Center is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, or send e-mail to United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://www. The Women’s Center Volunteers are needed to teach Basic Literacy Skills and Basic Computer Skills. Call Rhonda Anderson at 236-4226 or 447-5711. Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St , Savannah Tutoring Volunteers Needed If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah Urban Hope After School Ministry that provides inner city children. Urban Hope is looking for adult volunteers to help mentor the children. We are looking specifically for volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, or other fun activities. Please visit our website,, for more info or email us at to start enriching the lives of children. cs

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Available For Sale! $140,000. Executive style home 3BR (possibly 4), 2BA, LR, DR, large family room 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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2 Baths. Totally renovated, A Must See! New appliances, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, sink, cabinets in an eat-in kitchen, laundry room w/new washer & dryer!! All electric, new central heat & air, dining room/family room, all new bathrooms & fixtures, ceiling fans, fresh paint, hardwood floors & new vinyl floors. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $995/monthly, $900 Security deposit. Ed Sahagian, 912-713-0585 or Lindsay Bloom, 912-238-8009. 1224 ROGERS STREET: Off Bay & Carolan Street, Savannah. 2BR, heat/air, refrigerator & stove, total electric. $525/month & $400/deposit. 912-655-4454

WINDSOR FOREST Available For Sale for $69,900! 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, utility room, carport. New wood floors, New paint interior & exterior, and New vinyl floors in bathrooms, and New ceiling fans. This home is located just blocks from schools, shopping, and various restaurants. Also it is located within a few minutes of HAAF. Owner financing maybe available. Owner is licensed Georgia real estate agent. Call Preferred Realty’s Cindy Osborne or Scott Berry, 912-489-4529 or 920-1936 for an appt. today! Land/Lots for saLe 840 LOT 2: CLINCH STREET, Savannah. ext to Union Baptist Church. Below market value $9500. Price firm. Seller pays closing. 1-330-431-8198. Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

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1240 E. VICTORY DR./Daffin Park Spacious 2BR, 1.5BA, upstairs, hardwood floors $775/month. Reese & Co. 236-4233 1/2-OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home,14x70,on high/wooded lot. 3BR/2BA,save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator,full mini-blinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double-car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, on-site garbage service(twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month,including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673. 1BR APT, all utilities paid, central heat/air, washing machine. $675/month. Call Mr. Gibbs, 912-257-3000 1BR, BATH, kitchen, private, all utilities, cable, refrigerator, stove, AC included. Private entrance/patio. $600/month, $600/security deposit. 925-4728. 201A WEST 39TH: 2BR Upstairs Apt. balcony front and back, central heat/air, washer/dryer connection, off-street parking. No pets. $650/month, $500/deposit. Call 912-604-5040. 2BR/2BA plus bonus computer room. 70 Colony Park, near Mall Blvd. Pool. $850/month plus security deposit and credit check. 912-352-9215

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SECTION 8 ACCEPTED PETS OK WITH APPROVAL 1305 E 39th St. Total Electric, 3BR/1BA, Living room/Dining, Kitchen w/range & refrigerator, W/D connections, CH&A. Rent $700; Deposit $650 References & Credit Check Required on Rentals

1812 N. Avalon Ave: 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse $675/month, $200/deposit. 1301 E.66th Street: 2BR/2BA, Near Memorial Hosp., W/D connection, walk-in closets. $725/month;$400/deposit.


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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

Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. HOUSES FOR RENT *623 W.41ST: 2BR/1BA $575/Rent/Deposit. *632 W.42ND: 2BR/1BA $550/Rent/Deposit. APT FOR RENT *820B W.47TH:2BR/1BA $500/Rent/Deposit. No pets. 912-236-5032 HOUSES FOR RENT *919B WEST VICTORY DR: 2BR/1BA, $650/Rent plus deposit. *3210 HOPKINS: 3BR/1BA, $650/Rent plus deposit. CALL 912-236-5032


FOR RENT: ISLE OF HOPE 3BR/2BA,large den, washer/dryer connections, fenced yard. No pets. Ref., 1-year lease. $750/security deposit,$1100/month. 912-308-8284 MEDING STREET: 3BR/1BA, on 3 lots. Total electric, heat & air, large property, hardwood floors, stove & refrigerator, storage shed $675. Call 912-224-4167 OFF LAROCHE: Lovely 2BR brick apt. Kitchen furnished, washer/dryer connections,CH&A, all electric, wooden blinds,stone kitchen floor $600/month. No pets. 912-355-6077 ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 mo. offGood for this month only. Section 8 Welcome. Some have 1mo. Free. 912-844-5996 OR 912-272-6820

SHELL ROAD/SKIDAWAY AREA 2BR/1BA Apt. Rent $525, Security deposit $500. Call 912-656-7842

SPRINGLAKE 103 Lake Pointe Drive: 4-bedrooms, 2-baths $1150. HAMPTON PLACE 210 Katama Way: 3-bedrooms, 2baths $1050 BERWICK LAKES 13 Parish Way: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $875 SAVANNAH HOMES 16 Haven Drive: 3-bedrooms, 1-bath $850 1901 E. 64th Street: 2-bedrooms & Bonus room $700 539 Hartridge Lane: 2 Bedroom Apt. $575. Section 8 Accepted Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134

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ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995. 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

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.




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. $850/monthly with utilities. No Credit check.


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AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN ROOM FOR RENT: East Savannah, on busline $125/weekly or $500/monthly. Call 912-398-1264 EAST SAVANNAH ROOMMATES WANTED: Clean w/central heat/air, stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-433-4251.

includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 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 912-210-0144. NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507.

ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177.

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Room for Rent Safe, Quiet environment in new home. Utilities & cable included. On busline. $120/weekly, $50/deposit. Call 912-484-1347

EFFICIENCIES $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Deposit. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

ROOM FOR RENT: Vermont Ave. ONE FURNISHED ROOM AVAILABLE. Community kitchen & bathroom. $125/weekly. Serious inquiries only. Call 844-9154

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

ROOMS FOR RENT California Avenue. Weekly rental $95-$170/per week. Cable/Central Air/Furnished kitchen/Washer & Dryer. On busline. No smoking inside. 912-447-1933.

CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 Office Space or Salon for Rent Approx 1100 sq. ft. Southside near Oglethorpe Mall. Call 912-356-0099 or 912-547-0188 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

Furnished Rooms 140/wk. Furnished rooms for rent with tv,cable,central heat/air,enclosed porch, privacy fence and large sit-in kitchen. (912)306-6776


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CHEVROLET SILVERADO LS, 2003 extended cab 4.8L V8 128,00 miles. One owner, never wrecked, religious oil changes, red exterior with tan cloth interior, very good condition $6900. 912-598-3735 or 912-667-2948


Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. KIA Rio, 2002- 4-door Sedan, automatic, cold AC, low miles, 4-cyl, great gas saver! KBB $4100, sell for $2950 or trade for anything of value. 912-441-2150 NISSAN Altima, 2008- Loaded, extended warranty, $14,000 OBO. Call 912-341-8913.

ROOM FOR RENT in Rincon home. Call TOYOTA 912-658-0053 for details.

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HUNTER’S CHASE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced backyard. Military Discount. $950/month, $950/deposit.


CHEVROLET Impala, 2003 Light gray. Call for information at Furnished, affordable room available 912-272-4513 or 912-844-2318

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


ROOMMATE WANTED to share townhouse on Tibet Ave. There are 2 rooms and a private bath upstairs, 3 closets, share kitchen and LR downstairs, w/d included. Gated community, 1/2mile to shopping and restaurants. $650/month includes utilities. Need immediate occupancy available. 1-month security. Responsible, mature, clean, smoke free. Call 912-665-4339

130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $500/mo., NO deposit or $150/week. Near Hunter AAF. Available Now. 912-272-8020

Celica, 19885-speed, AC, extra clean, runs good, great on gas. $2650 or trade for anything of value. 912-441-2150 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 Campers/rVs 960 HOLIDAY RAMBLER, 1997-35’, only 20K miles, selling due to illness.Excellent condition, non-smoking, no pets.Generator, new awning, leveling jacks, microwave, refrigerator w/freezer, in-motion satellite,tow bar $34,995. 912-398-1479

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