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of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable was in this unique Western about three jobless cowboys and a small-time rodeo. When: Fri. June 17, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $6-8 (additional service fees may apply) Info: 912-525-5050. scadboxoffice.com/

What: A new documentary about the

influential stand up comedian who died at the age of 32. When: Wed. June 15, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $7 Info: www.sentientbean.com/

Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel What: A reception with cocktails and hors

d’ouevres precedes the premier of a new documentary about Margaret Mitchell. Q&A follows. Proceeds benefit GPB. When: Thu. June 16, 6 p.m. Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. Cost: $50/person Info: 404-685-2644.

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What: AASU’s Irish Studies Club hosts it’s annual Bloomsday lecture, an annual event celebrating James Joyce. When: Thu. June 16, 7 p.m. Where: AASU Gamble Hall rm 103, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.armstrong.edu/

‘Hidden History’ opens

What: Living history program relives years gone by at the historic Owens-Thomas House. When: June 16-18, tours at 6 & 7 p.m. Where: Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn Cost: $10 Telfair members, $15 non-members Info: telfair.org

What: The album release party for

AWOL’s annual youth music program, includes food, music and more. When: Fri. June 17, 5 p.m. Where: Lake Mayer Pavillion, Montgomery Xrds at Sallie Mood Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.awolinc.org/

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Comedian and film actor Cedric the Entertainer performs Sunday, June 19 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre

presents an adaptation of the tale of the Ugly Duckling. When: Fri. June 17, 8 p.m., Sat. June 18, 3 p.m. 8:00 PM, , Sun. June 19, 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $15-20 Info: 912-238-9015 . savannahchildrenstheatre.weebly.com/

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workshops and more for parents and educators. See the website for complete program. When: Fri. June 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat. June 18, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Where: Bull Street Baptist Church, 17 E. Anderson St. Cost: $30 Info: www.ceheconference.com/

All-U-Can Eat Fish Fry

What: Whiting, Fries, Coleslaw, Grits, Hush-

puppies, plus Tea/Lemonade. All proceeds benefit the American Legion. When: Fri. June 17, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri. June 17, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. , Thunderbolt Cost: $8 Info: americanlegionpost184.org/

Saturday What: The race course winds through JCB’s

1000 acre campus. Lake walk and kids games follow race. Registration at 7am, Race at 8am. When: Sat. June 18, 7 a.m. Where: Lady Bamford Center, 2000 Bamford Blvd , Pooler Cost: $25/registration Info: www.active.com/

Farmers Market

What: The Forsyth Park farmers market

features locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs and other items. When: Sat. June 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, Park & Bull St. Info: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org/


What: The Humane Society of Greater

Savannah hosts this easy opportunity to protect your pets. You don’t even have to get out of the car. When: Sat. June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Chatham County Health Dept, 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Cost: $10/vaccines, $20/microchips Info: humanesocietySAV.org/

Fun with Fathers

What: The fun-filled day to build bonds

with dads includes a 2v2 basketball tourney, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. When: Sat. June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May St. Info: 912-235-5800, x 115. www.savannahpha.com/

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canning, drying and other food preservation techniques. When: Sat. June 18, 10 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org/

Sweetgrass Basketry

What: Yvonne Grovner teaches a work-

shop in the traditional Lowcountry folk craft. Pre-registration req’d. When: Sat. June 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Telfair Museums Cost: $50/members, $60/non-members Info: 912-790-8823. www.telfair.org/

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Low Cost Pet Clinic

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It’s technically not even summer yet. But as I write this it’s 100 degrees. Savannah is experiencing its 25th consecutive day of high temps in the 90s or above. So far, an entire month’s worth of days in 2011 has hit 90 degrees or above. No end is in sight. If current trends hold, this will be the hottest summer on record. Ever. Following last summer, which at the time was the hottest summer on record. Which followed the previous summer, which was... you get the picture. It used to be that discussing the weather was the epitome of harmless small talk. “Nice day, huh?” “Yep, sure is.” “Hot enough for ya? Ha, ha.” But now our idea of small talk is discussing a congressman’s dirty pictures. Anything, really, to avoid talking about the increasingly nasty weather, both summer and winter and inbetween, and what might be the cause of it. The president’s full-time job these days seems to be running from one natural disaster scene to another: Tuscaloosa, Memphis, Joplin. South Georgia’s drought-ravaged farms are

another disaster in the making. And don’t even think about hurricane season.... Despite (or perhaps because of) the evidence all around us, we can never, ever discuss climate change. Or if we do, it must always be in jest, preferably in that mocking tone we all recognize from fifth grade and Fox News: “Al Gore is shoveling snow looking for his global warming, hahaha” (said during winter) “Beautiful day outside. If this is global warming I want more of it!” (said a million times a day March-October on Facebook whenever it’s not raining where the poster lives) Never mind that the whole point of climate change is that warm air and warm ocean temps change weather patterns in different ways. The systemic change can lead to more snow and colder temps in the winter as well as hotter summers and extreme storm activity.

Just because there’s still snow and frigid temps in January doesn’t mean there’s no climate change. It’s not ironic, nor is it proof that climate change doesn’t exist. As WTOC meteorologist Pat Prokop is fond of saying on that subject, “It’s cold because it’s winter.” This isn’t about politics. It’s about science and math. Two things Americans really don’t do very well anymore. I’ve said for years that the main problem facing America, the problem from which most all our other problems stem, is a dramatic erosion in critical thinking skills. America’s failure — and it really is our failure, because no other country denies climate change anywhere near as vociferously as we do — is in failing to see the difference between opinion (“climate change is a socialist plot”) and fact (the Earth is getting warmer and human activity is likely contributing to it), the difference between propaganda and research. It’s increasingly likely, given President Obama’s reluctance to confront the issue and the opposition party’s paranoid superstitions regarding it, that it will be up to nations other than the U.S. to address climate change, in whatever way it can be addressed at this point. Until then — is it hot enough for ya? cs

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City Manager meets with downtown business owners The special guest at last week’s Downtown Business Association luncheon was City Manager Rochelle Small–Toney. She explained what business owners could expect from the newly created Downtown Services Department, which will oversee maintenance, code enforcement and other aspects of public domain between the River and Victory Drive. The City Manager also took questions from the crowd. “I’m looking to you to see what we can do to further the downtown economy,” she told the crowd. “Your success is our success.” The appearance is part of a recent series of events attempting to re–open channels of communication between City bureaucracy and local businesses, and to repair the city’s reputation as less than friendly toward business.

Ruel Joyner, the President of the DBA and newly announced candidate for the 1st District Alderman’s post, expressed gratitude for the Small–Toney’s new efforts to improve communication. He was an outspoken critic of the city manager hiring process earlier this year. “No more excuses,” Joyner told the crowd after an exchange between he and Small–Toney. “It’s time to move on in partnership.”

Full court press There have been several newsworthy lawsuits filed so far this month. Last week, several landowners along the Ogeechee River filed suit in Fulton County against the King America finishing plant following the massive fish kill just prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Although results of investigations by the state’s Environmental Protection Department have

failed to name a culprit, the tens of thousands of fish that went belly up were all found below the waste water outfall pipe of the King America plant, which dumps directly into the river. Plaintiffs, represented by the Hallman & Wingate law firm, find that suspicious. On June 2, several groups, including the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, among others, filed a lawsuit in the North Georgia U.S. District Court against Governor Deal and several state officials questioning the constitutionality of the state’s recently signed Immigration Reform Bill. The groups involved in the suit argue that it is unconstitutional because it violates federal authority over immigration, infringes on Fourth Amendment rights of individuals, and is discriminatory.

High and dry It’s hard to tell what’s hurting the state’s agriculture industry more, the lack of migrant laborers who are steering clear of Georgia field work after the signing of the immigration reform bill, or the lack of rain that’s keeping large areas of the state in extreme drought. Last week, the Governor sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting agricultural disaster designation for 22 counties in the state. If approved, the designation would make farmers eligible to apply for loans and other aid provided by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. The drought has also led to an outbreak of wildfires across Southeast Georgia. Last week, lightning sparked an estimated 50 new fires, and smoke from fires burning in Georgia and Florida has been noticeable in Savannah at various times throughout the month. — Patrick Rodgers


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County budget woes could hurt important programs by Patrick Rodgers | patrick@connectsavannah.com

While anemic budgets are more normal than newsworthy these days, Chatham County’s may be the first locally to have not only struck bone but lopped a whole arm off. Although the budget won’t be finalized until the end of the month, current solutions for a deficit of more than $2.5 million include significant decreases in funding to highly successful programs and public safety, along with layoffs of as many as 100 employees. Among the programs on the chopping block are a $260,000 cut to the Counter–Narcotics Team (CNT), a one million dollar cut to indigent health care funding, and the shuttering of the Chatham Apprentice Program. “The irony of a Friday the 13th Budget has not escaped me,” wrote County Manager Russ Abolt in a memo attached to a budget proposal released on Friday, May 13. “This is an ugly budget.” At the time, one significant variable left in the equation was the total decrease in the county tax digest – more than 80 percent of the County’s revenue is derived from ad valorem taxes and particularly property taxes. The total loss in property value was about where it was expected to be. The initial budget proposal was based on a projected four percent decrease in value. Last week, the County’s Interim Chief Appraiser reported that the actual decrease was 4.2 percent, meaning that significantly more cuts won’t be necessary, though revisions will be needed. “We’re in the critical first steps here, but we haven’t gotten to the finished product yet,” says Patrick Farrell, the commissioner for the fourth district. “There’s dwindling income and expenses staying the same or going up, very few expenses have gone down that I’m aware of.” Operating expenses are projected to increase by nearly $4.9 million, a majority of which stem from a multi–million dollar increase in health care costs for current employees and post–employment benefits for retirees. Three years from now, when the new prison opens, the county’s expenses will increase more, having to absorb new levels of staffing in addition to higher

costs of caring for more inmates. Even if the County avoids a millage increase this year, that victory will be temporary and might require a larger increase in coming years if no solutions are found to issues like the structural imbalance of the unincorporated county’s Special Service District budget. Of the programs facing cuts, several are preventative expenses where spending a smaller sum in the short term saves on greater long term expenses. Seventy percent of the participants in the Chatham Apprentice Program, a job training program facilitated by Step Up Savannah, are ex–offenders looking for a new path in life. “This is a real opportunity for people,” says Daniel Dodd, Step Up’s Executive Director. “This is really impacting the lives of hundreds of individuals and their families.” The idea for the program, which was initially known as the Construction Apprentice Program, began with several County Commissioners in 2006 who were searching for an effective job training program. Over the last five years, the program has had 352 graduates. More than 60 percent of those graduates were placed in jobs and 15 percent went on to pursue additional education or technical certifications. If the budget is approved as–is, the program will shut down in December. Despite being recognized nationally for its success, and receiving strong support of the Commission and the County Manager, Dodd wasn’t surprised that it could be cut from the budget. “When local government talks about essential services, this is not considered an essential service,” says Dodd. “Generally, programs like these are the first to go.” Without the program, however, the cost of recidivism will quickly outpace the short term savings. While it costs tens of thousands of dollars to house an inmate for a year, it costs less than

The Step Up Savannah program, faced with shutdown, has been a notable success

$3,000 per year to put a person through the apprentice program. “One of the participants came up to give testimony, he talked about how the program has influenced him in such a positive way,” says Dodd. “He actually said to the commissioners, ‘Look, if it weren’t for this program, I would be out in the street. I could be robbing your houses right now.’” The Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (CCSNPC) helps facilitate a comprehensive health care program with a particular focus on the uninsured and underinsured. “We’re really fortunate in Chatham County that the county gives any money toward indigent care,” says Dr. Paula Reynolds, CCSNPC’s Executive Director. “It is unusual throughout the state that this is done.” The CCSNPC helps make indigent health care in the county more efficient and effective, coordinating services across a system of primary care providers like Curtis V. Cooper, St. Mary’s, and the J.C. Lewis Health Center. By eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and distributing funding, the group has grown the system by more than 50 percent over the last five years and in 2009 (the most recent data available), they assisted more than 26,000 patients locally, 78 percent of whom were uninsured. “A big cut to the overall budget would impact all of the agencies who receive a portion of the indigent care money,”

says Reynolds, explaining that the potential million dollar cut would be spread across all the indigent care givers. “Impacting the whole system in this way means all the work we’ve done to increase and open doors for people, that will have to be pulled back.” Though the Counter–Narcotics team budget was over $4.5 million this year, the potential loss of $260,000 wouldn’t go unnoticed. The agency, which is solely funded by the County, has been busier than usual in 2011. During the first quarter, CNT initiated almost 297 investigations, an 8 percent increase over the same period the year prior, seizing more than $400,000 worth of drugs and making 98 arrests. The agency is the second largest drug unit in the state, following Atlanta’s, and the only state certified agency to deal solely in narcotics. Spokesperson Gene Harley, citing the ongoing process of the budget, would not comment on whether the cuts would affect personnel levels. Barring anything short of a total reversal on their promise not to raise the millage rate, the Commission will be left with the unenviable task of cutting from several agencies and programs before the start of the fiscal year July 1. “This is an ongoing and fluid process,” says Farrell. “Until there’s a final budget adopted, there’s a lot of options out there.” cs


Persist for airport freedom A “Woman Screams for Help After TSA Molestation,” and the “Texas Pat Down Ban May Be Back.” Those are just two of the headlines breaking around the nation recently, as summer travel picks up — and so do concerns over excessive airport security. How much indignity are you willing to endure if told it’s for safety’s sake? Would you let strangers look at images of you naked? Would you allow strangers to touch you in ways that we teach children is inappropriate? Apparently, if you want to travel by airplane, these indignities must be endured. Our government has decided that it has the right to assume that all people are potential terrorists simply because they choose to fly. A mockery is made of the Fourth Amendment when flying home to attend a wedding is deemed a probable cause to be publically humiliated. Worse, you risk getting yourself arrested if you decide security procedures have gone too far and refuse to submit yourself, your child, or your grandmother to additional screening. The crazy thing about all of the screening procedures is that they do not make us safer. None of the screening procedures penetrate the skin. A suicide bomber could easily have enough explosives to take down a plane inside his body. The government is treating us like terrorists for the mere appearance

of making us safer. People will put up with a lot inconvenience for safety. But shampoo and toothpaste are not threats to safety. The Transportation Security Administration’s concern for the bottle of water carried by a non–terrorist does not make flying safer. It serves only to demonstrate the incompetence of the TSA. A competent TSA would be able to identify and direct attention toward likely terrorists rather than focus on benign objects. If the government will violate our freedoms for the appearance of safety, freedom is in trouble. Our freedom will be violated far more if a legitimate safety claim can be made. Public outcry can make a difference. The TSA is now testing body scanners that display a generic outline of a person rather than individual anatomical details. The disappointing news is that the “enhanced pat–downs” are still part of the TSA’s repertoire. However, the TSA shows no signs of being intelligent about who receives security scrutiny. A state representative from Alaska recently chose to travel by boat rather than air when the TSA requested that she submit to an enhanced pat–down. Has a state representative ever committed an act of terrorism? As a society we must grapple with how much freedom we are willing to give up for safety. But, guaranteed safety is not to be found in this world. There is no way to legislate an end to evil. The only way to come close to preventing all murders from terrorist attacks would be to have a police state. Yet the history of police states is clear.

The Berlin Wall was not there to keep West Berliners from living in the low crime part of town. The wall was there because a life of freedom is superior to a life of safety, and people were willing to risk not only their safety but their lives for the benefits of freedom. Many believe there is nothing ordinary people can do to stop the loss of freedom. It may sound cliched but ordinary people who are persistent can change things. Indeed, the political climate for supporters of limited government may have never been brighter. We are witnessing real discussion in Washington and state houses across the country about the role of government. Each of us can find ways to promote freedom and limited government. We can write letters to the editor or blog. We can use social networking to be sure our friends know about important information, speeches, and town–hall meetings. We can run for local office or assist those who are. We can thank our politicians when they do the right thing and be sure they know what is right. We will not win every battle, but must not let this be an excuse for pessimism. The loss of freedom we have suffered did not take place over night. Invasive airport screenings are but one indication of a government forcing its will on the citizens. Persistence for years will be required for victory. Yet victory can be had. This is the time and this is the place to work for freedom. cs Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and a researcher with www.visionandvalues.org.

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The guy who reported the incident said he’d gotten into a confrontation with another man, and the guy had pulled out a small pistol, “small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.” The man couldn’t recall what was said, or when the pistol was drawn. The complainant’s wife corroborated his story, saying the other man threatened him by saying, “I will blow your head off.” When the officer spoke to the other guy involved, he denied having a gun. He said the guy confronted him, asking, “Why are you telling people I have AIDS?” He then threatened to beat him to death. There were no other witnesses to corroborate either story.

• Police were called by a young woman worried about her boyfriend. She told the officer that he had taken what he believed to be ecstasy. When an officer arrived at the scene, he saw the boyfriend in the bathroom, on his hands and knees by the bathtub, shaking. He said that he’d taken what he believed to be an ecstasy pill and had a couple of beers before leaving his job at a chain restaurant on Abercorn Street. He told the officer that he didn’t know the person who sold it to him, but believed him enough to give him money. Southside EMS arrived and took him to the hospital. • A few friends were enjoying some daiquiris when things turned ugly around 2 a.m. One friend wanted to leave, and another didn’t. An argument ensued. One friend punched the other in the face, causing a cut above her right eye. The girl with the cut above her eye went outside to wait for a cab. The puncher followed with a couple of people and jumped on her. Several people in the vicinity broke it up and everyone left the bar. With the cut above her eye

still bleeding, the subject called police to file a report. EMS arrived on the scene, but she refused treatment. • A lookout was placed on three black males in a white sedan in reference to an armed robbery. An officer saw a vehicle fitting the description in the same area and initiated a traffic stop. The driver continued for several blocks before stopping. The officer approached the driver, who said that he didn’t have his license on him. The officer told him a traffic stop was not his concern, and the driver became cooperative. When backup arrived, the officer asked for all the men to step out of the vehicle. It became clear they were not the robbery suspects; however, they did have seven bags of marijuana and an open beer. The driver provided three different Social Security numbers and two different dates of birth before officers finally ascertained that his license had been suspended for failure to appear in court. He was charged with false information

and driving with a suspended license. A passenger was charged with intent to distribute an open container. A man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and facing burglary charges after he broke into his ex–girlfriend’s house. Just after 4 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene of a shooting, and found the suspect lying on the floor with a broken ankle and a gunshot wound. The woman woke up when she heard knocking on the window, and then a struggle between her old boyfriend and her new boyfriend. She ran out of the bedroom and into the children’s room. Her new boyfriend called the police and met them on the corner. The ex–boyfriend was taken to the hospital to be treated. Charges are pending. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


For centuries people have been proclaiming that the End of the World is right around the corner. Are there any psychological studies of how these people cope when the date passes and the world doesn’t end? —Gabriel I could fill the rest of this column with a list of end-of-the-world prophecies that didn’t pan out, starting with early Christians who thought the Second Coming would happen in their lifetimes and ending (for the moment) with religious radio broadcaster Harold Camping, who recalculated after the world failed to terminate on May 21, as he’d confidently foretold, and now predicts doom on October 21. The devout aren’t alone in being off on their dates. In the late 1990s author James Howard Kunstler argued that Y2K would bring civilization to its knees. Didn’t happen, but that didn’t lead Kunstler to rethink his views on the end, just the means. In his 2005 book The Long Emergency he declared that the kneeification of humanity would arise from a shortage of oil. Perhaps the best-known example of a failed scientific prophecy came from Stanford biology professor Paul Ehrlich and his wife Anne, who in their 1968 book The Population Bomb predicted massive global starvation due to overpopulation in the 1970s and 80s. Was there starvation in those decades? Yes. Was it massive and global? No. Were the Ehrlichs chastened? Not so much. The leader of the Japanese sect Ichigen no Miya (“Shrine of the Fundamental Truth”) predicted an earthquake would destroy his country on June 18, 1974 at 8 AM. Distraught when proven wrong, he attempted suicide. But he’s an exception. More commonly the reaction is: eh, so I messed up on the details. What persuades doomsayers to fill in these missing details? Let’s look at a typical case. A couple decades ago climatology consultant Iben Browning predicted a huge earthquake centered

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on New Madrid, Missouri. New Madrid is in the middle of a well-known earthquake zone, and seismologists have long predicted a cataclysm there. However, they’ve never given an exact date, because to do so is beyond the grasp of current science. Public reaction to these open-ended prognostications: yawn. Browning’s innovation was to assert flat out that the earthquake would happen on December 3, 1990, backing up his claim with a convincing pseudoscientific spiel. Result: a media frenzy, but no quake. Lesson: there’s no profit in facts; the payoff ’s in precision BS. A more consequential example is the Ehrlichs. To give them credit, their take on how life as we know it will end was (and is) all too plausible: we’ll simply run out of resources. As for when, on the other hand, their methodology was just a couple pegs above Browning’s. They predicted demographic disaster by extrapolating the trend du jour, which showed the earth’s population rising at a geometric rate. If that kept up, they wrote, in 900 years the planet would house 60 million billion people. That was crazy talk, as the Ehrlichs themselves acknowledged. Their forecast of imminent mass starvation, intended more seriously, was also unfounded. Environmentalist Barry Commoner, hardly an optimist, pounded the Ehrlichs for their apocalyptic warnings. He noted that developing countries typically experienced a “demographic transition,” when birth and death rates got temporarily out of phase and the population spiked up, only to flatten out later. Commoner thought the same thing would happen on a global scale, and events so far have borne him out. But the Ehrlichs’ scaremongering worked. Their book helped raise consciousness about the perils we face. That brings us back to your question, Gabriel. How do doomsayers cope when predictions go south? In When Prophecy Fails, a landmark 1956 study of cultists awaiting a world-ending flood, psychologist Leon Festinger proposed his theory of cognitive dissonance, which describes how people rationalize continued adherence to disproven claims. The shrewder doomsayers do this too, but their rationalizing is often something like: all in the service of the greater good. They’re just making practical use of the paradox known to every politician who ever walked the earth: people listen when you lie to them, and ignore you when you tell the truth. cs

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A 53-year-old man with failing eyesight and who had recently undergone intestinal surgery told Sonoma, Calif., police that on Sunday afternoon, May 1, a woman had come to his home and instructed him to drop his pants and get face-down on the bed so that she could administer an enema. He said he assumed his doctor had sent her and thus complied, and it was over in two minutes, and she was gone. The doctor later said he had no idea who the woman was. (In the 1970s, in the Champaign, Ill., area, Michael Kenyon operated similarly as the “Illinois Enema Bandit” -- and inspired the late Frank Zappa’s “Illinois Enema Bandit Blues.”)

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• Several funeral homes in the United States have drive-thru windows to serve rushed mourners or those stressed by the parlor experience. “Not quite as emotional,” said one visitor to the Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, Calif., referring to the need not to linger in the queue of bereaved, idling motorists. The Adams facility was even more popular during the peak of gang murders in the area, according to an April Los Angeles Times report, because the drive-thru window’s bulletproof glass rendered unnecessary the precarious indoor service in which gangbangers tried to further desecrate late rivals’ corpses. • Noses Know: (1) In April, two Italian entrepreneurs introduced a perfume meant to evoke the scents of a person’s blood, varying by type (A, B, AB, O) --

but with no actual blood. A prominent member of the U.S. “vampire community” fondly described the “intriguing” olfactory sensations of Type B (the “black cherry, pomegranate and patchouli infusions”) and Type O (“raspberry, rose hips and birch”). Another “vampirist” called the whole idea “cheesy.” (2) Artist Charity Blansit (aka Cherry Tree) told AOL News in May that she has been working on a fragrance based on her own urine (although not prepared to bring it to market yet), enhanced mainly with sugar.

News, a 55-year-old farmer from Jiayu county in Hubei province finally has a functioning anus. His congenital condition had required him to restrict his diet severely and to “squeeze stools out with his hands.”

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The Belly Button Biodiversity project at North Carolina State University has begun examining the “faunal differences” in the microbial ecosystems of our navels, to foster understanding of the “tens of thousands” of Fine Points of the Law organisms crawling around Weiner to Because of a loophole in Michigan temporarily inside (almost all benign or law (which, at press time, legislators even helpful). An 85-year-old pull out were working to fix), a winner of man in North Carolina may the “Make Me Rich” lottery game have “very different navel in July 2010 (publicized value: $2 life” than a 7-year-old girl million) has been openly receiving in France, according to a the same food-stamp allotment he May Raleigh News & Observer had been receiving before he won. In report. So far, only the organMay 2011, confronted by WNEMisms themselves and the host’s TV in Saginaw, winner Leroy Fick demographics have been studied; was defiant about his food stamps. other issues, such as variations Currently, eligibility is based on reguby hairiness of navel, remain. lar income, and Fick had taken his Leading Economic Indicators payoff last year in one lump sum. Good Jobs: (1) Prison Guard (“the Medical Marvels greatest entry-level job in California,” (1) Dugan Smith, 13, is almost as good according to an April Wall Street Journal as new, having overcome an extremely report highlighting its benefits over a rare malignant tumor on his thigh bone. typical job resulting from a Harvard A surgeon at Ohio State’s James Cancer University education). Starting pay is Hospital removed the middle of Smith’s comparable; loans are not necessary leg, turned the bottom of it around so that (since the guard “academy” actually pays the back faces the front, and reconnected the student); and vacation time is more the parts. (2) According to a Februgenerous (seven weeks, five paid). One ary report in China’s Wuhan Morning downside: The prison system is more

selective (Harvard accepts 6.2 percent of applicants versus the guard service’s fewer-than-1 percent of 120,000 applicants). (2) California taxpayers were also astonished to learn in May that several beach communities (led by Newport Beach) pay some lifeguards more than $100,000 annually in salary and benefits. (Generally, those are for long-time and supervisory jobs; ordinary “summer job” lifeguards typically make $16-$22 an hour.)

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• Cat Failing to Know Its Role: In Cleveland, Texas (near Houston), a man had to be airlifted to an emergency trauma unit after losing a fight with a house cat. He was even armed with a knife as he took on the beast, but somehow the attacking cat caused him to lose his balance and fall on the blade. • Procreation Interventions: (1) Because female giant tortoises are lackadaisical about mating, the Knoxville (Tenn.) Zoo in May temporarily moved its two males, Al and Tex, to Zoo Atlanta to encourage Knoxville females Patches, Corky and Standup to yearn for them. Tex, by the way, is 90 years old, and Al is 130 (and hasn’t had a date since 1983, according to a May Knoxville News-Sentinel story). (2) Hopewell Township, N.J., officials, responding to noise complaints in April, passed an ordinance limiting rooster access to hens to only 10 days a year. (The chickens also must, of course, be “diseasefree.”) cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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At 11 p.m. Saturday, June 18 The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. There aren’t too many bands around any more who create exhilarating, punchy, three–and–a–half minute songs with crunchy guitar chords and catchy melodies. Too often, there’s excess baggage. American Gun (straight outta Columbia) comes right from that school – the tunes bring Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers immediately to mind, and the Black Crowes – both postmodern bands that owe a great debt to the Rolling Stones, who mastered and perfected this sort of in–and–out rock ‘n’ roll jab eons ago. It’s the sort of thing you either do well, or you transparently suck at. American Gun is the real thing. Lead singer Todd Mathis (taking the reins after the recent departure of band co–founder Donald Merckle) wrote 99 percent of the material on Therapy, the newly–minted fourth American Gun album, and he sings it in a nasal sneer, Petty doing Dylan with a little Van Morrison soul, Chris Robinson belt and Joey Ramone attitude. Recorded with Paul Bodamer and Mitch Easter at the latter’s Fidelitorium Studio, Therapy is a quantum leap from the Merckle–era combo, which leaned heavily on alt–country, hard–drinking twang rock ‘n’ roll. And, frankly, this new Gun is a hell of a lot more fun. See americangun.net.

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At 9 p.m. Friday, June 17 Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. It’s always a pleasure when Charleston’s favorite funksters make a southward swing. The Sol brothers recently celebrated 10 years together by recording Watermelon, a “summer EP” of its trademark posi–groove, sinewy guitar–based, uptempo reggae–tinged rock.

With snaky boogaloo horns! The five–track Watermelon will be released on July 4 – an independent record for Independence Day – and the venerable Lowcountry jam band is already a few sessions into recording its next full–length album. Meanwhile, 2010’s Believe was named Album of the Year by the Home Grown Music Network. See soldriventrain.com CS

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Leslie Adele: It’s somebody who actually feels and believes in what they’re saying. Soul music can be a country song, or a rock song – soul music can be any particular drama as long as it’s coming from your soul. The style is not what makes it soul music. It’s the feeling and the intent behind it. For me, I have to sing things that are relate–able to me. If I’m singing about heartache, I have to find something in the song that connects with me. And that’s actually because I’ve had my heart broken. It comes from a place that’s true. If I can’t feel it, I don’t sing it. I get a lot of flak from crowds sometimes when they give me requests and I say “No, I don’t sing that.” It’s not a matter of whether I know the song, or whether or not I have the ability. If I don’t feel it I’m not gonna sing it. If it’s something superficial, you don’t need me to sing it. You can listen to the ringtone. You named the band after the chorus of the Digable Planets song “Nickel Bags.” Why? Leslie Adele: It came from the fact that the original band had five of us. I was trying to think of something that would mean five, but not come right out and be five. You know, you had the Jackson Five, the Ben Folds Five. I didn’t want it to be so plain and out in the open that it was five. I wanted it to be a kind of double entendre, to let people gain from it what they will. Unfortunately, a lot of people lean towards the drug term, and that’s not it. You usually have to correct people and say no, it’s because there’s five of us. It works and it doesn’t work – initially, when we tried to do corporate gigs, people thought we were a group of stoners. But it is a conversation topic and a jumping off point, and it gives me the opportunity to educate the person who asked. It gives me a little bit of an icebreaker, if you will, for people who don’t know the band. Tell me about your influences. Leslie Adele: When I was coming up I was embarrassed about my voice. I don’t have a typical female voice – it’s not light or wispy, it’s strong, deep and very powerful. I always thought it made me strange that I had this booming singing voice. When I as 9 I would sing in the background of my church choir. I wouldn’t want to lead songs. I’m a true tenor. And in some spots I can very cleanly sing baritone.

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So why didn’t you become a doctor, or stay working as a teacher? Leslie Adele: It was something that I was good at, but it wasn’t anything that I was passionate about. I didn’t flunk out; I made really good grades! But it wasn’t anything I could see myself getting up every day and being excited about. Every day when I get up, and there’s a show that night, I’m excited. It makes my day. I live for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – if I’m having a bad week, my week immediately picks up the day before a show. Even though it’s crazy, and my schedule is nuts, and I’ve got 50 million phone calls to make, the phone is ringing constantly, text messages ... I get my hair done and figure out what to wear ... It’s exciting for me and it’s something I look forward to. It’s not a job, it’s just work.

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Was this a sudden, light bulb realization – “it’s music all the way” – or a decision that you reached over time? Leslie Adele: I’ve always been a musician. When I got to high school, though, my athleticism took center stage and music kind of took a back seat. I was forced to choose between the band and basketball, and I chose basketball. But music was always there. In my freshman year in college, I blew my knee out, and there was the possibility that I couldn’t play basketball any more – or sports, period. That’s when I changed my major to sports medicine ... might as well be a doctor. I just tried on different things to see what fit, and music was always in the background: Remember me? I’m still here. Haven’t left you. I always tell people that music is God’s whisper to me. When I need to hear a word from God, I hear it through music. CS A Nickel Bag of Funk Where: Tantra, 8 E. Broughton St. When: At 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18 Online: anickelbagoffunk.com

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The band’s founder, vocalist and focal point is an onstage dynamo. Nickel Bag covers all the greats, from Stevie Wonder and Prince to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and creates dynamic original R&B. On the bandstand, there’s gospel, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop, a bubbling musical stew with the powerhouse Adele at the mic, stirring the pot – and defying you to not pay attention. A graduate of Savannah High, Adele attended the University of South Carolina, where she earned degrees in sports medicine and secondary education. She comes from a family of doctors – “I was supposed to be the next one” – but medicine wasn’t her strongest passion. For three years, she taught at Charles Ellis, but teaching didn’t fulfill her, either. These days, although she has a day job to keep the bills paid, the 31–year– old Adele is all about the music. A Nickel Bag of Funk performs several shows each month in area elementary schools, and the members are active in local charities, including a Union Mission program which offers music lessons to – and purchases instruments for – homeless children. The 2011 band includes drummer Jermaine Baker, bassist/keyboard player Javenn Edwards, vocalists Amar and Amani Wilkins (they’re siblings) and Adele’s longtime musical partner, Wiiiilie Anthony Jones (yes, that’s how he prefers to spell his first name) on keyboards and bass. Yet another reason there’s no other Savannah band quite like this: All the musicians trade instruments several times during any given show (Adele herself plays guitar, bass, drums and keys). Currently in production is a Nickel Bag documentary and concert DVD. Then there are the rehearsals. Lots of them. She’s got a reputation, Adele admits, as a stern taskmaster – but she always tells her musicians that when they work with her, they’re getting serious schooling in professionalism. She tells them they’re going to Funk U. “Every show is important, whether it’s in at Tantra or in the Georgia Dome,” she says. “We practice for 10,000. We prepare for 10,000. Because when 10,000 people come, we need to be 10,000 people ready.”


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3. The name actually means something. “When I was in New York, my musicianship was not phenomenal – I have a gift for melody and picking things out, but I was never a virtuoso on the

5. The future’s so bright ... “I want to make a living at it. And I am – I’ve been doing it full–time since September. Well, I did kind of do that before, but I was living out of my car. It was for eight or nine months a couple years ago, when I was really just starting out and leaving New York City. I want to make the live show bigger and better. On the road, it’s usually just me and Melissa, but at home in Asheville we’ll have a six–piece. So it’s a full string section. We’re incorporating local fashion designers, wearing their clothing, and for a big upcoming show we’re doing projections of local artists’ work. It’s a miniature circus.”

“At one point, I was like ‘You know, I can’t do all of this well.’ And at least with music, if I’m pushing hard, and I’m writing fresh material and I’m booking shows, at least there’s some income. Whereas with the drawing and the painting, people don’t have a need for it right now. I see my painter friends, and they’re having a hard time selling paintings. I feel like the music serves in a much better way. It serves me a lot.”

“I always did writing, but I was never one of those poets who read in front of people. I didn’t go to poetry slams. It was kind of a closeted thing. In high school, I had excellent English teachers and we studied poetry a lot. But who says ‘I’m going to be a poet’? It’s just something you do.”

“I was hitting this wall in my painting. I felt like I wanted to say so much, and be so much more articulate than this image was really serving me. I had considered putting text in the imagery. And I’d have these gallery shows – I never knew who actually saw the paintings. There was kind of a missing link in the communication. There wasn’t enough of a dialogue for me.”

all the musicians were super–talented, so I’d just give the violinists a copy of the song, and they’d come in and play it. Slowly we’d replace all the electronic layers with the actual instrumentation. It was really cool, ‘cause I didn’t go to music school and here I am trying to do this huge project – and I don’t speak the language! I don’t know notes, but I can hear it and I can communicate it.”

6. Music is all there is.

1. The lyrics always come first.

2. The visual thing just wasn’t enough.

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Asheville singer/songwriter Chelsea Lynn La Bate performs under the name Ten Cent Poetry. She’s an artist and that’s her prerogative, to call herself anything she wishes. Take a stroll, however, through the debut Ten Cent Poetry album Picking Through the Pawn Shop. Every lyric is deeply–hued poetry of the most introspective sort – and it all leads directly to no one but Chelsea Lynn La Bate. For someone who feels compelled to use a pseudonym, her songs are nakedly, candidly honest. A Florida native, La Bate was trained as a visual artist, but after college spent four years in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, honing her writing and performance skills on those fertile anti–folk stages. Her smoky voice is challenging and compelling, in the childlike/wise manner of Regina Spektor, or Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches. This week’s performance at the Sentient Bean will feature La Bate, on guitar and vox, accompanied by cellist Melissa Hyman. We spoke to La Bate this week – and here are a few things we learned about this complex and creative musician.

guitar. It was the lyrics that the other people in the songwriting community would take note of. We’d make these little quarter–page flyers for our shows, and on the back I would hand–write a poem. People were excited to take the flyers because they knew they would get a new piece. The flyers were ten cent poetry – it was 10 cents per copy at the copy center, and you’d cut ‘em into four parts.”

4. Recording is a lot like painting. “I wrote the string parts on a little kids’ keyboard, and then we’d record them in the studio – it would be this cheesy electronic–keyboard violin. And

7. It’s a reciprocal thing. “From the beginning, I was just having so much fun. I had such a high regard for people appreciating the work. It was like we were all sitting around and having this conversation based on the music, relating to one another. It just tickled me. It still does. It’s turning that process of observation, whether it’s on a microcosmic level or on a larger level, into songs. You know, ‘This is my life, this is the world.’ Bringing that to people.” CS Ten Cent Poetry Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. When: At 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 Admission: $5 Artist’s website: chelsealynnlabate.com


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Think of the coolest restaurants in Savannah, especially the ones that have opened in the past year or so. Odds are that the coffee they serve is provided by PERC Coffee, all roasted fresh in the Starland District in a humble but stylish storefront.

You may even have seen PERC owner Philip Brown making his wholesale deliveries around town on his sturdy bike (provided by Perry Rubber in trade for a special blend for their shop). Indeed, you could make the case that the energetic and passionate Brown is in some ways at the absolute center of the local foodie movement, his perfectly roasted coffee the tie that binds a burgeoning corps of forward–looking restaurateurs together in mutual aspiration. Brown came by his synergistic, holistic business–and– bean philosophy the old–fashioned way: By working his way up. All told, he spent 16 years associated with the Jittery Joe’s coffee chain in Athens, Ga., first as barista and roaster, then as assistant manager, then manager, and then as owner of his own location. “One of the things that’s helped me is I’ve worked every job in the industry,” Brown says. “When I go on sales calls, before I show up at your door I’ve decided that if I’m you I say yes. I don’t go places where I don’t think it would be a good fit.” Brown is more than just a wholesale purveyor of coffee. He is positively evangelistic about sound business practices, and considers himself as much of a consultant as a roaster. “The coffee I bring you weekly is the tip of what I want to do for companies,” he says. “I want to bring 16 years of experience to figure out how we can lower labor, how we can lower waste, how we can increase profit, how we can make the process of how you do coffee more efficient so you can serve customers quicker. The stronger and more profitable I can make their business, it’s great for me, because they’ll buy more coffee.” But as always with Brown, there’s a larger picture. “I want to make sure cool places stay in business!” he says. “If I meet someone growing lettuce for the Savannah Food Co–op, I try to hook those guys up with someone who cooks and sells food. It does nothing for me, but the next time I go to that place my salad might be a little bit better. That kind of stuff somehow in the end always comes back to you.” We spent a couple of hours with Brown at PERC in Starland the other day. Here’s a sampling of his collected wisdom:

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On the roasting process: Time, temperature and pressure. Those are really the only things I can control other than how much coffee I put in the roaster. Consistency is actually something I’m not so much after. That’s kind of surprising to some people, but my approach is that I want to roast the absolute best batch of coffee I can during that time. If I were a painter, would I say, gee, I just want to make a painting that’s exactly as good as last time? That’s starting off in a bad head space. For me it’s a cool intersection of art and science. The art is something I definitely appreciate going into it. The science is something I’m always trying to learn, because the science can help you do the art better.

Organic/Fair Trade coffee or not? I bring in the best coffees I can find. Flavor is first. Has to be. A lot of my coffee is estate coffee, which can’t be fair trade because it’s too big an operation. Besides, let’s face it: who’s really down there in Latin America checking on what’s actually fair trade and what’s not? It’s a lot easier said than done. continues on p. 22

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I thought a lot about where to open. I considered Asheville, Nashville, Charleston. But Savannah grabbed me a lot more. I felt like I can be part of a movement here. Other places have established roasters, and the movement seems a little further along. Here it’s definitely happened but hasn’t really reached Main Street yet. It seemed like a no–brainer that people here would be into it, and that turned out to be true. I’m realizing how many things got started the same week or same month as me. Green Truck, Butterhead Greens, places like that. We were all part of a wave. What I’m seeing is that everybody not only started when I did, but like me they also worked every job in their industry. It’s not like they had a bunch of money and were tired of selling cars, which was the case 15 years ago. Also, with the economy like it is, finding a job isn’t so easy, but finding a space is actually relatively easy.

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As for organic, to be certified organic costs a lot of money paid to the government each year. You even pay the gas for the inspectors to come inspect you! If customers demanded organic coffee more and were willing to pay more for it, we’d all do it. But by no means is the coffee always better.

the global coffee trade Coffee is the second-most traded commodity after oil. This is a really important commodity — it’s huge for these countries that sell it. It’s usually their number one or two export. It’s amazing to think that before it ever gets to me or to you, up to 50 people have been employed in order to get it here. Another thing that’s really interesting and almost exclusive to coffee is that up until the second you put it in your mouth, you’re a willing participant in that whole process. Somebody planted that tree and then it grows, and then every one of these Arabica beans has to be hand-picked. There are three different methods of processing. They spread them out on concrete or put them on raised drying beds. They have to be raked two or three times a day. All the bad beans get sorted out, and the beans are screened for quality. Then they get taken either to a co-op, or if it’s estate coffee, sold directly. Then the beans get hulled. It’s not over when I roast it and you buy it. You can screw it up several different ways! (laughs) You can put it in the fridge or the freezer, which ruins it. Then you add it to your morning ritual. The ritual is part of what makes coffee so special.

savannah’s p0tential Ultimately of course I want my business to succeed and I want other businesses to succeed. But the bigger thing is, Savannah’s where I live. I want to see Savannah become better and better and cooler and cooler. I would really love to see Savannah keep these young and really bright people. In Athens we would a lot of times see kids who’d just graduated SCAD and moved to Athens. It seems like people graduate SCAD and they’re just outta here. It would be great if we could keep some of them, because they’re really bright kids. I meet more and more of them and I’ve been more and more impressed.

Philip Brown must drink a lot of coffee Actually I don’t drink that much coffee! I have a cup in the morning, maybe one more cup during the day and then a shot of espresso in the afternoon. I like to test espresso — I’m always blending and testing. cs PERC Coffee is at 2424 DeSoto Ave. Call them at 912/209-0025. Find PERC Coffee by the cup at Sol, Leoci’s, Butterhead Greens, Green Truck Pub, Local 11 Ten, Cha–Bella, Kayak Kafe, Circa 1875, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, Smooth, Rogue Water, Brasserie 529, Tybee Island Social Club, Cafe Zeum, and The Starland Cafe. Get it by the bag at: FORM, Brighter Day Grocery, Perry Rubber Shop, Butterhead Greens, Savannah Co–op, Cha–Bella Farm Box, and Hostel in the Forest.


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While I’m waiting for restauranteur Brian Huskey’s Blue Turtle Bistro to get its sea legs, I decided to visit his Blowin’ Smoke BBQ this week. I’ve had on again, off again success at Blowin’ Smoke — and this visit proved that out again — but only with the ribs. I took several dining companions with me and we all sampled and compared notes from plate to plate. Consensus: The pulled pork is nicely smoked, tender and retains good moisture. The sauce, which was pretty sweet at one point, has evolved into a nicely tangy red sauce. Sides like French fries, Northern beans and cole slaw all drew rave reviews, but the potato salad was bland. The Jalapeno cornbread muffins are light, fluffy and addicting. But the dish that drew the most attention was the Kansas City Baby Back Ribs. These

should be tender, juicy and piping hot. A rib, properly cooked, will allow a diner to bite off a clean piece of meat. (For the record, “falling off the bone” is way overcooked; tough ribs are ones that are pushed to completion without adequate time in the smoker.) These ribs resisted the knife, and the temperature suggested they had been cooked much earlier, then reheated back to life. It’s a common practice for pricey racks of ribs but it’s also being accomplished by several other BBQ joints. Good flavor, very good dry rub — the pit work just needs dialing in. I really want to see rock star ribs coming outta Blowin’ Smoke, and I know Huskey and his exec chef grew up in Eastern Tennessee where there are some great examples of perfect ribs. Blowin’ Smoke seems to be gaining momentum after a few years of being tweaked. I believe consistent, legendary ribs would push this neighborhood BBQ house to the next level. Service was quick and efficient. There’s a solid craft beer list and the inside dining room is starting to feel comfortable. Of course, the covered patio is surrounded by plenty of big fans and has become a great destination for cold beer, local music and a quick, satisfying pulled pork sandwich. 514 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./231–2385

Seeing red -- Zinfandel As you troll the aisles looking for wine to accompany your summer barbecue, why not consider the ultimate all–American wine: Zinfandel. This unpretentious juice flies below scrutiny, mostly because it has no French connection. The grape’s origins are something of a mystery, but it seems to have surfaced on America’s East Coast in the 1800s, then quickly migrated west where it became entrenched in the California wine industry. See, there’s more than just happy cows in California. Zinfandel thrived, its expressions ranging wildly. It can be the giddy, sweet, fruit forward wine that fueled a generation of first time wine drinkers. Or, it can be a lush, decadent wine that’s rich with spice, cedar and silky body. It’s a survivor, too. Many Zin labels carry the phrase “old vine.” That’s not just a marketing ploy –– some Zin vines planted in the early 20th Century are still yielding small but intense clusters of grapes. The maturity shows in the bottle. St. Francis 2005 Old Vines Zinfandel delivers a resounding punch of dark fruit laced with chocolate and the lushness that only comes from vines with great maturity. This Sonoma County juice gets some time in stainless steel, but then rests for 14 months in new American Oak. Unlike other reds, the lengthy oak regimen does not express with strong tannic flavors, but aids in the

rich body of this wine. Newer vintages get a combination of oak, but retained similar praise as the ’05 bottling. About $25. Steele Pacini Vineyard 2007 Zinfandel comes from famed wine maker Jed Steele’s Pacini Vineyard, first planted in 1940 on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Mendocino County. Steele hand picks clusters for this bottling –– a necessary task due to the uneven ripening of the Zinfandel grape. The rolling terrain of this region complicates the process due to varying exposure to sunlight. Fruit that is declassified from the Pacini blocks are used in the company’s less expensive Shooting Star brand –– which is a great value on its own. The vineyard, like many old Zin fields, is dry farmed –– meaning it gets no irrigation. This add even more intensity to grapes borne of hard working vines. Count on concentrated fruit in this Zin that is full of fresh blackberries and raspberries, spices of clove and black pepper. It is beautifully balanced, exceptionally well made and a perfect companion to a plate of salumi and cheeses –– or on its own. About $18. Zin should be served around 55 degrees, but lower alcohol Zins (under 14 percent) can be chilled into the high 40s for a refreshing summer red. cs

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He was an animator and a writer who worked with Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network. He won a half dozen Emmys and served a head writer for a #1 rated show on Cartoon Network, Codename: Kids Next Door. He had it made, but he yearned for something else – more freedom, more time with his family, and less stress. He decided to try children’s books, and became a breakout success with his 2004 debut, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, which became a New York Times bestseller. Willems will be in Savannah for an appearance at E. Shaver Booksellers next Wednesday, June 22. When asked why he gave up a prime TV gig to pursue the uncertainties of a new career in books, Willems refuses to answer. Instead he offers up an anecdote from a recent afternoon. “I’d like to tell you the story of the water–gun battle I had with my daughter and her pal today,” says Willems. “Even though I cheated and grabbed the hose during an official ”reloading truce,“ I still lost and found myself completely soaked. You should ask my buddies in animation how they spent their lunch break.” Since the fateful day when he chose to change mediums, Willems became surprisingly prolific in a fairly short period of time, and he’s completed dozens of books during the last several years, with recurring characMo Willems comes to E. Shaver for a signing June 22 ters like the Knuffle Bunny,

While he won’t talk about why he changed professions, he’s more than willing to toss unsubtle hints, and the flexibility of working on different characters and stories at a whim, rather than working perpetually within a single set of characters for a TV show was a definite plus. “Writing and drawing books offers me a freedom to do what I want and mix it up from project to project that TV would have a hard time replicating,” he explains during an exchange via email last week. What can’t be questioned is the fact that his books have struck a chord with young readers (and/or the parents of soon–to–be–readers), garnering him accolades that include three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, two Carnegie medals and more. His overwhelming success might imply that the work comes easy for him, but Willems explains that his recipe is fairly simple: Treat kids like people. “Most people are too afraid to admit that kids are the same species as we are,” he says. “They try to lecture them into place instead of telling a ripping yarn.” Although most of the publishing industry is trying to figure out how to adapt to the ever–changing realm of consumer electronics and digital media, for Willems, technology hasn’t changed his job at all. “Having a computer and scanner allows me to produce my work without the help of assistants, but the ”technology“ of storytelling hasn’t changed in 5,000 years,” Willems says. “Tools don’t tell stories.” cs marty umans

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Dex Romweber Trio Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were able to play together recently on tour. [He is] is one of the best kept secrets of the rock ‘n’ roll underground. – Jack White Dex Romweber and Crow Smith, on guitar and drums respectively, were known as Flat Duo Jets. The pair played raw and raucous rockabilly, with tremelo surf licks and pounding punk chords, and it’s very likely that Jack White used their innovative attack as one of his templates when he formed the White Stripes. Flat Duo Jets sprung out of Athens in the early 1980s and made a series of hugely influential low–fi records before falling apart, acrimoniously, in 1998. Ah, but Romweber remains! With his sister Sara on drums (she was a member of Mitch Easter’s fabulous Let’s Active in the ‘80s), he’s now the Dex Romweber Duo – he’s older, maybe a little wiser, but still rocking just as hard as ever. They’re based in their hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C. The Dex Romweber Duo headlines the next Savannah Stopover–sponsored show, June 30 at Cha Bella Restaurant (trust me, it’s a nice venue). Jon Lindsay, who played the Stopover festival in March, will open with his newly–minted band. Dex, who also has a bigger band called the New Romans, has recorded and

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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. Artist talk: April 15, 12:30pm Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. , http:// www.telfair.org/

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The Bird that Sings — Paul James Hampson is a Brit making his US debut with a collection of dramatic watercolor paintings. St. Paul’s Art Gallery, 1802 Abercorn St. at 34th St. Tradition/Innovation — A survey of tradition and originality is at the heart of this exhibit featuring a variety of crafts by Southern artists. Runs through September 6. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. , http://www.telfair.org/

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. , http://www. savannahneighborhoods.org/

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. , http:// www.scad.edu/

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Unicorn Art — An epic group show celebrating the power of the mythical one-horned beasts. Opening reception: June 17, 6:30pm The Butcher Gallery, 19 E. Bay St. Veil — An installation by local artist Jeff Doran. Opening reception: June 16, 6-9pm. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http:// www.telfair.org/ Walking with Softer Steps — Ceramic artist Eric Serritella displays selected work, including hand-carved trompe l’oeil vessels transformed into birch and weathered logs. Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

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Griffiths) shoot a zombie movie for an amateur filmmaking competition in their home state of Ohio. Along with their gangly pals (Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso and Zach Mills), as well as their reluctant classmate Alice (Fanning, a revelation here), the crew proceeds to begin filming at a rural railroad stop in the middle of the night, only to have said shoot interrupted when a train carrying a mysterious cargo derails (an explosive scene that rates comparison to the spectacular train crash in The Fugitive). The military soon comes a–callin’, followed shortly by a series of mysterious disappearances around town. E.T.’s suburban setting, Close Encounters’ sense of government secrecy, Jaws’ initially unseen menace, Raiders’ climactic cliffhanger–style thrills – all of these elements are dutifully channeled by Abrams, who takes the classic Spielberg model and outfits it with a new engine. The effects are more polished, the Dolby sound is ratcheted up, and what was once spanking new (Walkmans, The Knack’s “My Sharona”) is now employed in the film as misty nostalgia. As such, the picture might expertly manage the tightrope act of appearing equally appealing to kids (who will appreciate the monster mayhem) and their parents (who will appreciate the nods to the pop culture of their own youth). Yet while the former demographic won’t be cognizant of the limitations of the movie’s slavish devotion to the past, the latter audience might indeed sense the lack of those note–perfect tiny moments that made Spielberg unlike any other director of his generation. Think back to, for example, the scenes around Elliott’s household in E.T., or Sheriff Brody’s interactions with the townspeople in Jaws – sequences rendered even more special by the director’s instinctive ability to include recognizable bits of realistic behavior or backdrops. Abrams’ film, for all its strengths, can’t manage such a feat. Still, it gets the job done on its own terms. If this publication rated movies on a 10–number system rather than a 4–star scale, Super 8 would score a solid 7.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Stating that Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen’s best film in over a decade really doesn’t mean anything at all, considering that most of his output since the previous century has consisted of such clunkers as Hollywood Ending and Cassandra’s Dream. His last picture, 2010’s You Will Meet a Tall

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Dark Stranger, even managed to sneak onto my year–end “10 Worst” list, so color me stunned that Midnight in Paris exudes both charm and cleverness in equal measure. Owen Wilson, who proves to be a natural fit for Allen, plays a burned–out screenwriter named Gil, who appears to be more in love with Paris than with his fiancee Inez (Rachel McAdams). And why not? Inez is pushy, self–centered and spoiled, while the French capital (which they’re visiting) is warm, inviting and deeply romantic. While Inez spends time with a pompous acquaintance (a funny Michael Sheen), Gil walks the city streets and soaks up the culture. Employing a bit of leftover fairy dust from his wonderful 1985 film The Purple Rose of Cairo, Allen soon has his leading man magically transported back to the 1920s, where he hobnobs with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston, Thor’s Loki), Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll) and Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody) and falls for Pablo Picasso’s beautiful mistress, Adriana (an enchanting Marion Cotillard). Despite making some salient points about the manner in which people belittle their own era while longing for a simpler, more innocent time (something which of course has never ex-

isted), Midnight in Paris is a lightweight bauble from Allen, and it provides few of the hearty laughs that propelled many of his past classics. But it’s nevertheless an irresistible bauble, and a goofy, appreciative smile remained plastered on my face throughout the course of its tragically brief 95 minutes.

X-Men: First Class In a sense, X–Men: First Class brings us full circle: It’s the best X–Men flick since the original, and while it’s no match for either The Dark Knight, it still ranks among the top 10 movies to date in this specialized genre. It’s that good. The film’s high marks across the board are something of a surprise, given the general direction of the franchise. Under the auspices of director Matthew Vaughn, this one gets the series back on track. Working from a plot fashioned by six writers, Vaughn employs a generous 132–minute running time in order to give all the characters and their predicaments breathing room. The film starts with an image familiar from the 2000 X–Men: Eric Lehnsherr (later Magneto) first becomes aware of his mutant power while a mere lad in a German concentration camp, mentally bending a steel gate in a futile effort

to reach his mother. The early idea for this film was to concentrate it solely on Eric (in essence, X–Men Origins: Magneto), but the story allows equal time to Charles Xavier, who’s living in opulence in a Westchester, NY, mansion while Eric is undergoing tests under the thumb of a Mengele–like Nazi (Kevin Bacon). Cut to the 1960s, where the adult Eric (Michael Fassbinder) is seeking revenge on his tormentor and the adult Charles (James McAvoy) is wooing college coeds with his patented pickup lines involving the charming aspects of genetic mutation. Eric soon learns that the former Nazi is now operating under the alias of Sebastian Shaw and, worse, he’s on the verge of starting World War III by playing the Americans and the Russians against each other, Yojimbo style. Circumstances bring together not only Charles and Eric but other mutants all looking for acceptance in a world that is just now becoming aware of their presence but already fearing and despising them for being different. Some of these tortured youths, like the shape–shifting Raven (Winter’s Bone Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence) and the ever–so–slightly misshapen Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult), desperately want to look just like “normal” humans, while others, such as moody Alex Summers (Lucas Till) and the vocally gifted Sean Cassidy (Caleb Landry Jones), simply want to be able to control their awesome powers. Both Charles and Eric are happy to serve as mentors, but to different ends: Charles believes that mutants and humans can eventually coexist peacefully, while Eric feels that humans deserve only contempt and must bow to mutant superiority. Crucially, Vaughn never loses sight of the fact that the characters matter far more than the effects work, and such an approach results in some memorable characterizations as well as one standout performance by Fassbinder (Inglourious Basterds) as Eric Lehnsherr. That’s not to say that the effects work is a letdown: On the contrary, the CGI is superb, resulting in some truly exciting set pieces (the sequence in which Eric uses an anchor chain to effectively slice a ship in half is astounding). X–Men: First Class will of course appeal to fans of the comic books (even those who might nitpick at some major changes from the source material), but its screenplay is streamlined enough so that even the uninitiated should have no trouble hopping aboard.


If you’re one of those who consider The Hangover the greatest comedy ever made – heck, maybe even the greatest movie ever made – then this review might prove to be entirely useless, as The Hangover Part II stands a wonderful chance of earning your vote as the second greatest comedy ever made. Then again, it’s entirely possible you might recognize the sheer laziness that defines this cash–grabbing sequel. Now, of course the bottom line for every sequel is to further line studio coffers, but many follow–ups at least make some sort of effort. Even more than the latest Pirates of the Caribbean romp, The Hangover Part II displays an alarming lack of originality and drive, in essence merely copying the exact same gags, scenarios and, unbelievably, occasional camera shots from the original. It isn’t as mean–spirited or misogynistic as its predecessor, and there are a couple more chuckles, but otherwise, the only way future generations will be able to tell the pair apart is that one’s set in Las Vegas while the other takes place in Bangkok. In this outing, Stu (Ed Helms, again the MVP among this motley crew) heads to Thailand to get married and takes buddies Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha) and, with much reluctance, Alan (the perennially annoying Jach Galifianakis, simply not my cup of comedic tea) with him. It’s deja vu all over again, as Phil, Stu and Alan party late and wake up the next morning with no idea of what transpired the night before. Those yearning for some summertime bawdiness at the movies would be well–advised to check out Bridesmaids instead, as any random scene in that picture is better than anything on display in The Hangover Part II.

KUNG FU PANDA 2 For all of its uselessness when it comes to live–action films not named Avatar, the 3-D gimmick is a logical fit when it comes to animated efforts, as witnessed by its employment in (among others) Toy Story 3, Despicable Me and now Kung Fu Panda 2. Yet it isn’t just that extra dimension that elevates this agreeable sequel to the 2008 blockbuster. As was the case with this spring’s Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2 displays a terrific set design that’s atypically detailed and vibrant for a toon flick. Whereas it was ace cinematographer Roger Deakins (True

Grit) who served as visual consultant on that Johnny Depp vehicle, here it’s Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro who’s billed as creative consultant, clear examples of studios not cutting corners when it comes to acquiring the best. KFP2’s backgrounds are frequently so gorgeous to behold that aspiring art directors might further pad the film’s box office haul via repeat viewings. Everyone else will probably be satisfied after one showing, as the serviceable story finds Po (returning star Jack Black) again teaming up with the kung fu masters collectively known as The Furious Five (Angelina Jolie and her underused co–stars Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross), this time to vanquish a deadly enemy (Gary Oldman) who holds the key to Po’s mysterious past. The kids will have a good time, and the adults will be entertained to the point that they won’t secretly be wondering what R–rated film is playing in the adjacent auditorium.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Directed by Rob Marshall in a spectacular free–fall that saw him go from the Oscar–winning Chicago to the indifferently received Memoirs of a Geisha to the thudding Nine to this round of sloppy seconds, On Stranger Tides is too long (even though it’s the shortest of the four Pirates movies!), too cluttered and too forgetful of the reason why we’re here in the first place. That would be to watch Johnny Depp cut loose in the role that turned his career supernova: Jack Sparrow, the fey pirate whose greatest skill remains looking out for himself. Depp still seems interested in the part, but scripters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio let him down by frequently ignoring his character’s ability to surprise us with his go–for–broke insanity in order to mire him in an ofttimes dull quest to locate the Fountain of Youth. The teaming of Depp and Penelope Cruz (as a sexy swashbuckler) doesn’t quite produce the fireworks one expects (though it certainly beats The Tourist’s Depp–Jolie mismatch), while Ian McShane seems unable to muster much menace as the murderous Blackbeard. That leaves it up to Geoffrey Rush, once again playing the unsavory Barbossa, to elicit any of that old–time Pirates magic – his saucy scenes with Depp are arguably the movie’s best. CS

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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center, Chair, at 912233-9696 or tonycenter@comcast.net For daily updates, join our Facebook page (Chatham Democrats Georgia) and visit our web site: http://chathamdems-ga.com/ccdc/ Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah http://www.chathamdems.net/

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party

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

Benefits All-U-Can Eat Fish Fry

3rd Friday of every month: All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry with proceeds supporting the American Legion. Whiting, Fries, Coleslaw, Grits, Hushpuppies, Tea/Lemonade. $8.00. http://americanlegionpost184.org/ American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Thunderbolt, GA 31410

Boston Butt Sale

A holiday weekend fundraiser for LIFE (Living Independence for Everyone). Pick up July 1, from 3-7pm. LIFE, Inc., 12020 Abercorn St. $20/ butt. Must pre-order by June 17. 912-920-2414. www.lifecil.com

Dinner theater benefit

The Aldersgate UMC presents a dinner theater fundraiser June 24,25 & 26. The production is “Three on a Bench,” a whimsical one-act comedy. Fri & Sat - House opens at 6:30 pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. Sun - House opens at 4:30pm, dinner served at 5:00pm. Tickets: $15. Reservations req’d. Call Mary at 912-897-3866. No childcare provided.

Hope House of Savannah

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

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and toilet paper. Please visit www. parkplaceyes.org 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 cinderblock wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

SWAHT Fundraiser

Savannah Working against Human Trafficking (SWAHT) will hold a fundraiser fiesta on Sunday, June 26, from noon until 8 pm at Rancho Alegre Restaurant, 402 MLK Blvd. Advance purchase tickets for $20 include an entrée choice (baby sirloin, roast pork, or roast chicken), non-alcoholic beverage, and gratuity. For tickets, email joanne.garciamelendez@ zontasavannah.com.

Call for Entries Artists: “Artly Routine”

Open call for entries. This show explores the habitual yet significant musings of creative minds. Give us your morning to-do lists, your afternoon brainstorms, and your midnight sketches. For consideration, please send 5-10 images of recent work and/or creating process and an artist statement to artlyroutine@studio2ten-sav.com. Entry Fee is 25.00. Deadline is June 17th with a July 1st opening.

Junior League Accepting New Members

The Junior League of Savannah is an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. Must be over 21. Deadline for applications is June 25. For more info, email headquarters@jrleaguesav.org.

Looking for Pop Art

Space Gallery Tybee is looking for pop art. No submission fee. No wall space fee. No fees at all. Deadline for submissions: July 5th. For more info, contact Minnabeezy@gmail.com or visit the facebook page: Space Gallery Tybee

Models Needed for Life Drawing

Must be 18+ and available on Wednesday nights from 8pm-10pm. Call Minna 786-3254667, Or e-mail minnabeezy@gmail.com for more info.

Savannah Christmas Makeover

Inspired by the outpouring of support for the Extreme Home Makeover, the SCM is a community effort to help a family in need. To nominate a family, visit savannahchristmasmakeover.com and complete the “Nominate a Family” form. Those interested in volunteering or sponsoring a project may complete the volunteer or needs form on the site as well. Nominations will be accepted until June 22.

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 applications is June 17. Call 912-651-6410 or visit www.savannahga.gov for info.

Studio/Exhibition Space Available

Over 5,000 Sq. Ft. available for artist studios, music shows, photo shoots, filmmaking, office space, private events and more. Make an appointment to view: 233-1095 or email booking@ studio2ten-sav.com

Volunteer Docents Needed

Davenport House volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in July. This is a four week training program. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email at info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Classes, Camps & Workshops $1 Gymnastics Class

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

Art Classes

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

Art Smarts Camp

Theme-based programs are designed to broaden students’ understanding and appreciation of the arts. Art Smarts camp takes place Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Savannah Arts Academy. Aftercare is available MondayThursday until 5 p.m. For more info call 912525-5945 or visit our website at www.scad.edu/ artsmarts

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.

AWOL Summer Camp

Two sessions, July 1-15 and July 18-29 for two age groups, ages 7-11 and 12-18. Campers will learn about the history of hip hop culture and how to utilize the four elements (MCing, DJing, Graffiti art, and Breakdancing) as a means of self-expression. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm. $95/ week, plus one-time $35 registration fee. For more info: www.awolinc.org

Baby Sign Language

You and your baby will learn to communicate, before your child is able to verbalize. This course will provide an introduction to Baby Sign Language, how it works, and the benefits for parents and babies. 6:00-7:30pm Tues & Thurs July 5,7,12, & 14, 2011 Cost: $55 per person or $100 per couple Location: Nessmith-Lane Building Room 2904 at Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro. Call: 912-478-5556

Baby Sign Language

You and your baby will learn to communicate, before your child is able to verbalize. This course will provide an introduction to Baby Sign Language, how it works, and the benefits for parents and babies. 6:00-7:30pm Tues & Thurs July 5,7,12, & 14, 2011 Cost: $55 per person or $100 per couple Location: Nessmith-Lane Building Room 2904 at Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro. Call: 912-478-5556

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 http://www.beaddreamer.com/

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.

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912349-4582 or visit http://www.ctcsavannah.com/

Cheese making workshop

A cheese-making workshop will be held at Red Earth Farm near Reidsville on Saturday, July 23rd. Learn to make two simple and delicious cheeses -- fresh mozzarella and ricotta. Class will consist of a demonstration, then hands-on practice. email redearthfarm@yahoo.com or call Raven Waters at (912) 557-1053. $15-30.

Coast Guard Boating Class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a Boat Georgia class for teens beginning June 21. The class will meet for two sessions June 21 and June 23 from 9:00AM to 12:30 PM at H.V. Jenkins High School. Cost for course materials is $15.00. Call Kent Shockey 897-7656 for information or see www.savannahaux.com for details and to register.

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 cafecontigo@gmail.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.

Family Law Workshop

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

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

German Classes

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

Guitar, Bass & Double Bass Lessons

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

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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


Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-6593071 for more information.

Learn to Draw

Private and group drawing lessons by Artist and former SCAD Professor Karen Bradley. Call for details. 912-507-7138.

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:008:15pm. 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.

Plein Painting Workshop

Mountain Color - A Plein Air workshop with Sandy Branam. Broad brush studies on small clay board as well as detail sketches in a journal, on location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. $450.00 Room and Board

included. Oct. 10th – 14th, 2011. For more info, call Judy Mooney @ 912 443-9313 or email at judymooney@bellsouth.net.

Reiki Weekend

June 25th: 10am-5pm & June 26th: noon5pm. Participants will receive Level I & II attunements and will both give and receive a Reiki treatment. Graduates will be prepared to give Reiki to self and others. Handbook provided. Class size is limited so reserve your space today. Contact: Rev. Cindy Beach, MS, CLC, Reiki Master for more info. 912-4297265; cindy@alwaysoptions.com

“Kakuro” Fill in each square in this grid with a digit from 1 to 9. The sum of the digits in each row or column will be the little number given just to the left of or just above that row or column. As with a Sudoku, you can’t repeat any digits in a row or column. See the row of three squares in the upper-left with a 24 to the left of it? That means the sum of the digits in those three squares will be 24, and they won’t repeat any digits. A row or column ends at a black square, so the three-square row in the upper-middle with an 11 to the left of it may or may not have digits in common with the 24-row to its left. Down columns work the same way. Now solve!! psychosudoku@hotmail.com

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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 savannahlatina@yahoo.com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

SCAD Community Education

SCAD’s Community Education program hosts a variety of workshops during the summer months. Digital photography, painting, illustration and more. Dates and costs vary. Call 912-525-5945 or visit www.scad.edu/ce for more info.

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

A class teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and

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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 http://www. thestarfishcafe.org/

Summer Jazz Camp

The Junior Jazz Foundation and the HHI Christian Academy will offer several jazz camp programs for area youth. For students entering grades 5-12. For more info, or to register for classes please email Mr. James Berry at jberry@ hhca.org, students may also register online at www.hhca.org/music

Women’s Self-Defense Class

AASU Police Dept offers free Rape Aggression Defense class for women 18 years and older. The 12-hour program will be split into three sessions held on July 16, 23, and 30 from 1–5pm. Training will take place at the AASU Police headquarters, on campus, 11935 Abercorn St. Free. To register, please contact Theresa Davis at 912.344.3085 or Theresa.Davis@armstrong.edu.

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Avegost LARP

40th reunion on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in the Harborside Room 6:30pm til midnight. Cocktails, dinner and dancing. For more info, email hvjenkins71@ gmail.com

Jenkins High Class of ’71

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@gmail.com or visit www. avegost.com

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 http://buccaneerregion. org/solo.html.

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 coastalminis.com. Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

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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)

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Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

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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. www.TellingOurStoriesPress.com for more information

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 www. mops.org. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www. fbcislands.com/

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.meetup.com/SavannahEnergyHealers/

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www.otrr.org.

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: exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info. 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

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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

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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: www.honorflightsavan-

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@ comcast.net 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.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info

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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 savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or visit www. savannahadventureclub.com

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.

United States

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 7487020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www.stewart.army.mil/

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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 savannahfencing@ aol.com.

Savannah Guardian Angels

Savannah Art Association

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

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

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 Jaycees

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

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meeting. For more info, call 912-328-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org

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.savannahnewcomers.com

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://groups.google.com/group/savannahwine-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, 912-920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

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The 13th Colony Patriots

Son-shine Hour

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. www.13thcolonypatriots.com or call 912-5965267.

Southern Wings

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

Stitch-N’s

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 athenapluto@yahoo.com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.

A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. For location and details, visit SeersuckerLive.com. Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 1011. 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 912-9253940 or email KellyBringman@gmail.com Savannah Mall,

The Peacock Guild

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

The Philo Cafe

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

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

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.

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

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: vna.club.officelive.com

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. 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: WFHS91@gmail.com

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 912-2323549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information.

Conferences Coastal Empire Education Conference

June 17, 8am-4pm. Empowering Parents with information on education options. Speakers on homeschooling, educating special needs, area options from colleges/businesses, and so much more! Bull Street Baptist church, 17 E. Anderson St. $26.00 if registered by 5/15; $30.00 @ door. www.ceheconference.com

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

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

African Dance & Drum

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

Argentine Tango

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.fitnessbodybalance.com or 912-3984776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 3305421. Delaware Recreation Center, Savannah Offered Saturdays 11:30am-1pm. $10.00 per class. Packages prices also available. Contact Kelly 912-398-4776 or www.fitnessbodybalance. com

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

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

Salsa Lessons

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Salsa Lessons

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

Salsa Savannah

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 PrideofIrelandGA@gmail.com.

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Irish Dance Classes

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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

Modern Dance Class

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

Monthly Ballroom Dance

June 18, at the Frank G. Murray Community Center 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. intermediate Tango lesson from 7:00 to 8:00 followed by dancing until 10:30 pm. For USA Dance members, the cost is $10 single, $15 couples; and for non-members $15 single, $20 couples. contact

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Salsa Classes

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

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www. cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet

Jamie at 912-308-9222, or visit the website at www.usadancesavannah.org.

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

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. ,

Events 2011 Business Networking Expo & Awards Banquet

The Chamber of Commerce hosts this expo and banquet at the Riverfront Marriott, 1 General Macintosh Blvd. Expo: 5-7 p.m., Awards Banquet 7-9 p.m. Trade Show Booth – $150, Extra Banquet Tickets – $40 each or $400 per table. To register or for more info: Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or SSmith@SavannahChamber. com

Cannon Firings

Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Cannon firings will be offered three times daily on the weekends (staff permitting). 15 miles east of Savannah on Hwy 80. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu

Canon Firings

Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Cannon firings will be offered three times daily on the weekends (staff permitting). 15 miles east of Savannah on Hwy 80. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu

Daily canon firings

During the spring and summer there will be daily cannon firing demonstrations at 11:00am and 2:00pm at Old Fort Jackson! Ongoing through August. Cost: Museum admission. 1 Old

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1 Like a ‘60s foursome 4 Salves 9 He’s ennui-inducing 13 Solder component 15 ‘70s UK band ___ Heep 16 Sherman Hemsley sitcom 17 “___ it seems...” 18 Guy you see to solve your muscle connection problems? 20 Responses to “Has this been invented before?” 22 It may have an equalizer 23 It’s grounded in Australia 24 Tree goo 27 “Absolutely” 28 Show opener 31 Crux 32 Alan of “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Sunshine Cleaning” 33 It’s said coming and going 34 Journalist you can’t take seriously ‘cause he’s just so gosh darn cute? 37 Kilt pattern 39 “The Smartest Guys in the Room” subject 40 Almond ___ 41 Element before tent or bar 43 Kung ___ chicken 46 “That hits the spot!” 47 1501, in Roman numerals 48 James in the Watergate scandal 50 Poe poem about getting good reception with the girl of his dreams? 54 Mound that leases out rooms? 56 Jogger’s attachment, perhaps 57 “Get ___ writing” 58 Learner, in some cases 59 Game with mallets 60 Final Four org. 61 Alleviated 62 How old Jonesin’ Crosswords recently turned

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Haunts and Hags Cruises

ARIES

(March 21–April 19) The film Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a family that becomes immortal after drinking from a magical spring. The two parents and their two sons hide their gift from the world, but eventually a mysterious man in a yellow suit finds out about their secret and stalks them. At one point in his search, this man has a conversation with a young pastor. “What if you could be eternal?” he asks the priest. “Without having to face the uncertainty of death. Invincible to disease. Forever young.” The priest is rattled. “You speak blasphemy, sir,” he protests. “Fluently,” replies the man in the yellow suit. You have that mandate right now Aries: to speak blasphemy fluently, as well as any other rebellious diction. It’s time to rise up and express the unspeakable, the controversial, the revolutionary.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) There’s substantial evidence that the Amazon River used to flow in the opposite direction from what it does now. Ages ago, its currents traveled westward from the Atlantic Ocean toward the Pacific (tinyurl.com/AmazonReversal). I’d like you to hold that image firmly in mind as you contemplate a monumental shift of course in your own life. Let it serve as a surprising symbol of what’s possible –– as a promise that you could actually manage to reverse a current that may seem immutable.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) In Mark Harris’s novel Bang the Drum Slowly, professional baseball players cheat their fans out of money by engaging them in a card game called TEGWAR, which is an acronym for The Exciting Game Without Any Rules. Judging from your current astrological omens, Gemini, I’d say it’s prime time for you to play a more ethical version of this game. Strictly speaking, the game can have rules, but they may be changed at any time, and new ones may be added as needed. The object of your brand of TEGWAR is to have as much smart fun as possible without anyone getting hurt.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) “The only way to let your dreams

come true is to wake up,” said poet Paul Valery. Here’s how I think that applies to you right now. You’ve become too engrossed in the mythic, phantasmagorical feelings of your fantasies, and that’s interfering with your ability to muster all of the kick–ass pragmatism and supercharged willpower you will need to actually make your fantasies come to life. In other words, Cancerian, I advise you to snap out of your creamy dreamy haze with a self–induced wake–up call. Stop floating and start grunting.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) As we began our first session, the 79–year–old Jungian psychotherapist looked at me with mischief in her eyes and said, “Go ahead –– surprise me! What have you got?” I was torn. Part of me felt like rising to her challenge, meeting her dare: I fantasized about telling her such wild versions of my adventures that they would outstrip any tales she’d heard in her long service as a deep listener. But in the end I chose to tell the truth. I felt it was more important to explore my life’s actual mysteries than to entertain her. And that was the first healing she helped me achieve. I suspect a similar test is ahead for you, Leo. Would you rather be honest or impress people?

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) I predict that at no time in the coming weeks will anyone be justified in saying to you, “Your ego has been writing checks that your body can’t cash.” Nor will anyone have any reason to tell you, “You’d better start running if you hope to catch up with your dreams,” or “You may be an old soul but you’ve been acting like a naive punk.” No, Virgo, I firmly believe that none of those accusations will be hurled at you. Why? Because from what I can tell, all of the various parts of your psyche will be in a greater state of collaborative unity than they’ve been in for a long time. Your alienation from yourself will be at an all–time low, as will your levels of hypocrisy.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) I’m brave in some ways, cowardly in others. I’ve gone parasailing, performed on big stages in front of thousands of people, assisted in the birth of two children, and

explored the abyss of my own unconscious. On the other hand, I’m scared of confined spaces, can’t bring myself to shoot a gun, and am a sissy when it comes time to be around people who are dying. I imagine that you, too, have areas of courage and timidity, Libra. And I suspect that in the coming weeks you will be called to a challenge in both areas. See if you can transfer some of the nervy power you’re able to summon in one sphere to bolster you in the place where you’re a wimp.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) The Kinky Dream and Funky Paradise chapter of your astrological cycle has arrived –– a phase when you’ll have poetic license to let your imagination run wilder than usual. In fact, it’ll be prime time to escape into fantasyland and try on a new identity or two, complete with a host of outlandish nicknames. Your new hip hop name could be Extasy TrixxMaster. Your pro wrestler name could be Velvet Soul Pandora. Your mystic superhero name could be Mountain Wind Storm. Your Irish prostitute name could be Luscious X. Mahoney. Your rock star from the future name could be Destiny Acrobat.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

The coming weeks could be a Golden Age for your perceptiveness. If you’re even moderately aligned with the cosmic rhythms, you will be able to discern hidden agendas that no one else has spotted, catch clues that have been hidden, and be able to recognize and register interesting sights you’ve previously been blind to. To maximize your ability to cash in on this fantastic opportunity, say this affirmation frequently: “My eyes are working twice as well as usual. I can see things I don’t normally notice.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

If you were the star of a fairy tale in which a spell had been placed on you, you would find a way to break that spell sometime in the next seven months. If you were the hero of a myth about a royal child abandoned in the wasteland by your evil nurse and raised by emotionally clumsy but well–meaning gnomes, your exile would soon end; your real parents, the king and queen, would find

you after a long search, and your birthright would be restored. Now translate these themes into the actual circumstances of your life, Capricorn. Are you ready to do what it takes to achieve a healing and restoration that have been a long time coming?

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) What is sacred? The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said it was anything that you cannot or will not laugh at. But I have the exact opposite view. If I’m unable to crack a joke about what I regard as holy, then it’s not holy. For me, part of what makes an idea or person or object holy is its power to animate my sense of humor and put me in the mood to play. Where do you stand on this issue, Aquarius? If you’re aligned with my view, you will have some wonderful opportunities to commune with the sacred in the coming days.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) In the chorus of my band’s song “Apathy and Ignorance,” I sing, “What is the difference between apathy and ignorance?” and the other two singers chant, “I don’t know and I don’t care.” I recommend you make that chant your mantra in the coming days, Pisces: “I don’t know and I don’t care.” You really do need to experiment with a mischievous state of mind that is blithely heedless of what anyone thinks about anything. You have the right and the privilege to be free of expectations, precedents, and dogmas. Trust you intuition above all other influences! It’s an excellent time to at least temporarily declare your independence from everything that’s not interesting or useful or helpful or appealing.

A ghostly adventure on the Savannah River, every Friday night from April through October at 9:30pm. $28.95/adult, $19.95/children 12 & under. The Savannah Riverboat Company, 9 E. River St. www.savannahriverboat.com, 912-2326404

Music in the Parlour with Diana

Step into the past for an intimate view of Victorian life in Savannah. Full of music and history. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3 pm. Reservations required. Call 912-236-2866. Sweet tea and scones will be served.

Savannah State Farmers Market

The Savannah State Farmers Market that will occur on June 25, 2011, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. It’s the annual “Summer Fun Fest”, a mini festival including rides, games, prizes and plenty of food and drink. There is no cost to enter and kids get free watermelon slices. 701 US Highway 80 West Savannah, GA 31408.

The Armstrong Center

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

Film & Video Psychotronic Film Society

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

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.reelsavannah.org

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 www.cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3. com or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

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

Crunch Lunch

30 minute Core and ABs concentration class. Offered 11:30am & 12:15pm Mon, Wed & Fri @ Fitness Body & Balance 2127 1/2 East Victory Dr. www.fitnessbodybalance.com 912-398-4776.

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

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


Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah 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 www. savannahyoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah http://www.savannahyoga.com/

Pilates Mat Classes

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

Pregancy Yoga

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

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www.islandsomatherapy.com, 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 www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031.

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ standoutyouth.org or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, Savannah http://www. firstcitynetwork.net/

What Makes A Family

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

Health Better Breathers of Savannah

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

Every Step Counts Survivors Walk

Every Step Counts enthusiastically invites all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to join us on our monthly walk. The walk is free and open to everybody. For more information or to register, call DeDe Cargill at 912--398-6554.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

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

Free hearing & speech screening

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

Grand Opening

Savannah Counseling Services, Inc will host the grand opening of The Clubhouse of Savannah on June 16th from 3-7pm. Includes light refreshments and facility tours. The Clubhouse offers Substance Abuse Services to youth ages 13-18 in addition to a fun, safe place. The Clubhouse, 3 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.

Healthcare for the Uninsured

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

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Help for Iraq War Veterans

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

Hypnobirthing Classes

Offered at the Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. Ongoing series of 5-week sessions held Tuesdays 6-8:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11:30am. Open to all women regardless of birth site. Private instructions also available. For more info, contact: Sharon Kennedy, 904327-0499, kennedysharon47@gmail.com or Joyce Ann Leaf, 912- 844-2762, douladeliveries@comcast.net

HypnoBirthing Classes

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

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@savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www.firstcitynetwork.net/

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Nature and Environment Beach Discovery Walks

Join a marine science educator on an one-hour guided discovery walk along Tybee’s beach to learn about coastal Georgia’s tides, dunes, and the wildlife that live in and around the ocean. Tybee Marine Science Center. tybeemarinescience.org South Beach - Everyday: 10:3011:30 a.m. or North Beach - Mondays and Thursdays: 4-5 p.m

Dolphin Project of Georgia

Learn about causes, risks, symptoms and treatments at this class held every Monday. Call Leah Mitchem for more info: 912-232-2691

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 gayla@ thedolphinproject.org

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

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. Tybee Island

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

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 8983980, www.oatlandisland.org. 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

The Midwife Group

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

The Quit Line

A toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned

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 www.firstcitynetwork.org. 307 E Harris St , Savannah

parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www.unitegeorgia. com.

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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 www.wilderness-southeast.org.

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 lesleycastle@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Discount Rabies Clinic

SCMPD’s Animal Control Unit offers discount rabies shots for cats and dogs on Saturday, June 25 from 9am-5pm at their headquarters - 7211 Sallie Mood Dr. $6/vaccine. Cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash or kenneled. For more info, call 912-652-6575.

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.

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Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-234-3336. cs

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237 West 73rd: 2BR, 1 Bath Duplex. Appliances $475/month. Villages at Berwick 3BR/2BA, fireplace, dbl. garage, hardwood floors, all amenities $1275/month. Port Wentworth-108 Evora St. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, central heat/air, oversized garage, quiet neighborhood $800/month. $35 Non-refundable app fee. Deposit Same as Rent Hal Brodmann, 912-713-7957

2BR/2BA condo plus bonus room. W/D connection. Pool. 70 Colony Park, near So.College/Memorial Hospital. $850/month plus deposit/security check. Nopets/Smoking. 912-352-9215

513 HALL STREET: 3BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer included, central heat/air, newly renovated. $900/month. Call 912-484-7729

513 WEST 63RD STREET: 4BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup, central heat/air, large backyard. $850/per month, $850/security deposit. Call 912-844-2344

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•739-1/2 E. 39TH-2BR,1BA, Duplex, furnished kitchen $595. •DUANE CT. 2BR/1BA Apt. furnished kitchen $625. •WINDSOR CROSSING Condo, total electric, 2BR, 2BA, $650. •CROATAN ST. 2BR, 1BA, Duplex, furnished kitchen $550. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560 FrankMooreCo.com

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•812 W.39th: 2BR/2BA House, LR, DR, kitchen, CH&A $700/month,$700/sec. dep. •1610 Ott Street: 1BR Apt $400/month, $400sec. dep.

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•630 Kline Street: 3BR house, needs repairs $20,000 •904 Moray Street: 3BR house, needs minor repairs $25,000 LANDLORDS: If you are in need of a good Property Manager, CALL US. Managing property is what we do best! Call Lester 912-234-5650 or 912-313-8261

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Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. HOUSE FOR RENT: 643 West 40th Lane (between Burroughs & Florence). 3-bedrooms with central heat/air. $650/month. Call 912-844-0694 or 912-508-2397

HURRY!! 2, 3, 4 & 5 Bedrooms Available; starting @ just $650 to $1350/month. Please call 912-432-9303 today! IN POOLER: Brick 3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, storage building, covered patio $950/month, $950/deposit. Call 912-823-2955, 912-844-1825 or 912-844-1812

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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 Pooler 9 Pinehurst Lane. 3BR/2BA. Nice one owner home on cul-de-sac, double-garage. No-pets. $1200/month with references. Fenced-in-backyard. All appliances included. 912-682-6899

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for rent 855 RENT-TO-OWN Large 2BR/2BA & Small 3BD/2BA remodeled mobile homes in nice Garden City mobile home park. Pool, basketball court, playground, clubhouse. Low down affordable payments. Credit check required. Call Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675. 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 SOUTHSIDE TOWNHOUSE, 3BR/2.5BA 2-story unit conveniently located to Armstrong & St. Joseph’s, total electric,1 small pet ok. $800/cash deposit. $875/month. No calls after 8pm,912-308-0206 TYBEE - 3 Bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Hardwood floors, carpet, beautiful view. Quiet Street. $1,900 per month, $1,900 deposit. 912-507-4637.

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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 EAST SAVANNAH ROOMMATES WANTED: Clean w/central heat/air, stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-433-2031. EFFICIENCIES $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Deposit. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

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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.

Ford Freestar SE, 2006 78K miles, leather, loaded, 3rd row seating, 6BA09297. $8,999. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786

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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.

VW Jetta Limited, 2010. 4Cyl, Auto, 34K miles, PW, PL, CD, AC, AM079737. $18,733. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786

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4BR/1BA, CH&A fenced yard, furnished kitchen, all electric and more. 2117 Brentwood Dr. $855/month. 3BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, all electric, fenced yard and more. 21 Gerald Drive $850month. 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890

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BARRACUDA, 1966- No engine, no trans. Great condition, have all parts, new wheels & tires MUST GO! $1,250. 912-655-8733 or 912-312-5228

Ford F-150, 2007. Supercab STX. V8, Auto, PW, PL, CD, AC, Chrome Wheels, 7NA05170. $17,939.. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786

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Pontiac G6 GT, 2006 V6, Auto, 71K miles, PW, PL, CD, AC, Custom wheels. $14,900. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786

SUVS 930 CHEVROLET Tahoe, 2004In good condition, fully loaded, 157,000 miles. Asking $8,400. Call 912-658-1212 Boats & accessories 950 DON’T Buy new motor. New factory (not re-built) V-4 power head for Johnson or Evinrude. Fits most 85HP up to 115HP motors. New cost over $4,000, Buy for only $1,200. Evenings, 897-7340

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BUICK LaCROSSE CXL, 2008 42K miles, 25 mpg, V-6, diamond white exterior/tan leather interior, garaged, maturely driven, excellent condition. MUST SELL. $16,900. 912-748-8994 BUICK Roadmaster Estate Wagon, 1994- $1,500 OBO. 912-233-6476 Chevy Camaro SS, 2010. 6.2L, V8, Auto, Leather, Moonroof, PW, PL, CD/MP3, Alloy Wheels, Bal. Fact. Warranty. $34,900. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786 Chevy Impala LT, 2009. 3.5L, Auto, Leather, PW, PL, CD, Alloy Wheels. $14,499. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786 Chevy Tahoe, 2005. V8, Auto, PW, PL, CD, Ac, Running Boards, 5R160148. $16,939. Call Coastal Chevrolet, 866-670-3786

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