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the history of Central of Georgia Railroad and the Roundhouse. Tu-Sat 11am, 1pm, & 2pm. Sun 1pm & 2pm. When: Wed. July 27, Thu. July 28, Fri. July 29, Sat. July 30, Sun. July 31, Tue. Aug. 02, Wed. Aug. 03 Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum/The Roundhouse, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: Free with adult admission/$4 ages 2-6 Info: 912-651-6823. http://chsgeorgia.org/

History Exhibit: West Broad Street School

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years that the Scarbrough House spent as West Broad Street School, the first city-supported school for black students. Sundays free to Chatham Cty residents. When: Wed. July 27, Thu. July 28, Fri. July 29, Sat. July 30, Sun. July 31, Mon. Aug. 1, Tue. Aug. 2, Wed. Aug. 3 Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr Blvd. Cost: $8/gen, $6 student/senior/military Info: 912-232-1511. http://www.shipsofthesea.org/

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What: Spanish-language workshop covering Bank On Savannah, family budgeting, and legal issues affecting children under Georgia’s new immigration law. When: Thu. July 28, 7 p.m. Where: First Hispanic Baptist Church, 1 Gamble Rd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-232-6747. http://www.stepupsavannah.org/

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Friday Concert: Savannah Children’s Choir

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cases the Children’s Choir’s two week camp, featuring 70+ singers in grades 2-8, and 20 mini-choral singers age 4-7. When: Fri. July 29, 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Cost: $5 at the door Info: 912-412-2833.

Theater: Hairspray continues

What: Savannah Summer Theatre Institute presents a production of the popular musical. When: Fri. July 29, 7 p.m., Sat. July 30, 7 p.m., Sun. July 31, 2 p.m. Where: SCDS Jelks Auditorium, 824 Stillwood Dr. Cost: $10 Info: http://www.savannahsummertheatre. com/

Theater: The Wizard of Oz continues

What: The Tybee Arts Association sends Doro-

thy and Toto over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road. When: Fri. July 29, 7:30 p.m., Sat. July 30, 7:30 p.m., Sun. July 31, 3 p.m. Where: Tybee Gymnasium, 204 5th Street, Tybee Island Cost: $20/genl, $18/TAA members, $12/kids Info: http://www.tybeearts.org/

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What: Certified Jivamukti teacher Brent Martin leads an exploration and tuning of the seven chakras. Learn a sequence of postures for physical, emotional and spiritual balance. When: Sat. July 30, 2 p.m. Where: Yoga Co-op of Savannah, 2424 Drayton Street, Cost: $30 Info: http://www.yogacoopsavannah.com/

Film: Shane (US, 1953)

What: A drifter and retired gunfighter help a homesteading family under siege by a cattle farmer and hired gunman. When: Sat. July 30, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. , Cost: $6-8 (additional service fees may apply) Info: 912-525-5050. http://scadboxoffice.com/


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What: Cheer for your local baseball team in Historic Grayson Stadium. “Two For Tuesday” features 2-for-1 Natty Lights. When: Tue. Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Where: Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7 gen Info: 912-351-9150.

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What: Debbie Hornsby offers personal insights and stories resulting from her mother’s friendship with the late Helen Hayes, whose career included two Oscars and three Tonys. When: Wed. Aug. 3, 12 p.m. Where: Learning Center at Senior Citizens, 3025 Bull St. Cost: $5 members, $10 visitors Info: http://www.seniorcitizens-inc. org/tlc

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The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one–term president. — Sen. Mitch McConnell (R–KY), Oct. 2010

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Looking back, this had to happen. It all seems so obvious now. As I write this, President Obama and Republicans in Congress continue to be deadlocked over the debt ceiling. I don’t know for sure what will happen if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, nor does anyone else in the media. Nor do you. Nor does anyone else, because it has never happened before. We’re in brand–new territory: If the U.S. skips out on its bills, it would be for the first time in our 235 years of existence. Future historians might look back on the subsequent downgrading of the once–sacrosanct U.S. Treasury Bill — in a very literal sense the foundation of an empire — as the final tipping point of the great American experiment. Or they might not. We don’t know. So why take a chance? We’ve survived two wars with Great Britain, a savage Civil War, a simultaneous struggle with Hitler and imperial Japan, a 50–year standoff with the Soviet Union and its massive nuclear arsenal, decades of civil rights strife, and a horrific terrorist attack on New York City. And the bitter end might all come down to a credit hit at the hands of the same financial services industry whose own debt we all bailed out not so long ago. Ironic.

In any case, I leave it up to you to find the sense in people who say the best way to be fiscally responsible is to renege on our obligations. Remember that advice the next time the same people lecture you about the need to pay your own bills and honor your own debts. As for the debt ceiling fight itself, there’s no mystery at all about that. The media repeats the convenient mantra “both sides are equally at fault” — the better not to upset the advertisers, you see — but here’s one case where that’s provably untrue. Left to their own devices, Obama and his team would raise the debt ceiling in a heartbeat. They’re Democrats; it’s what they do. But the Tea Party Caucus of the Republican Party — the logical culmination of 30 or so years of talk radio and other propaganda insisting that Democrats aren’t just an opposition party, but despicable traitors who are solely responsible for 100 percent of society’s problems — clearly had no intention of signing onto any deal of any kind with this president. It makes perfect sense when you think about it. If your position is that the other guy is Evil Incarnate, why in the world would you want to make a deal with him?

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With Washington not showing leadership, states defaulting, and big companies laying off, we may all soon rely much more on our local economies and communities to get us through hard times. I see that as a good thing. Here are six reasons why: 1. We live here, dang it! I’d love to ride a Greenpeace ship and save the whales, but I’ve got responsibilities and so do you. Let’s focus on our daily lives: Clean up the

yard. Make your surroundings more pleasant, nurturing, and earth-friendly. 2. Buy local, strengthen your community: I remember as a child, running to the corner store for my mom. If she didn’t have ready cash I was told to ask the grocer, “Joe, would you put it ‘on the cuff ’.” Joe would smile, nod, and write down the amount in a loose-leaf book. Next time you’re in Walmart, try doing that and

More disturbing but still as perversely logical: If you live in a country that elected Evil Incarnate as president, why in the world would you care what happens to that country? No, the Tea Party’s kamikaze nihilism is perfectly understandable given their worldview. What’s much more puzzling is how both parties, as well as the president, are focused so intensely on the deficit instead of what is by far the most urgent problem facing the American economy: Jobs. We cannot only cut our way to health. We cannot only tax our way to health. The way ahead is to put America back to work again. We have dug out of large deficits before. It can be done, but not overnight. The essential ingredient is people with jobs who can then, you know, pay taxes and buy stuff. Let’s face it: What small business owners need right now is not tax breaks and not the dismantling of social programs, but customers. Go ahead, ask a few of ‘em which they would prefer right now. I’ll wait right here! Speaking of jobs (how’s this for a bad segue?): We now bid a fond farewell to Patrick Rodgers, who served as our Community Editor for the past two years–plus. He leaves us to begin a job at the Ships of the Sea Museum, and we wish him the best. In his relatively short time here, Patrick raised the bar for the reporting of local civic and political issues not only at this paper, but in all Savannah media. In this issue you’ll find his farewell column. We’ll do our best to bring in someone to fill that position who shares Patrick’s nose for news, his passion for digging into a story, and his grasp of local issues. cs

you’ll quickly learn that economic security comes not from a box store, but from relationships. 3. Eat local, eat well: With drought and deluge causing crop failures across America, it pays to support your local farmer. Also, the fresher food is the better it tastes and more nutrients it holds. 4. The new underground economy is us: As jobs go overseas and savings dwindle, we must again turn to friends and neighbors. Community newspapers, pennysavers, and websites like Craigslist and Uncle Henry’s are devoted to the exchange of goods and services. Bargains at the local Goodwill store, yard sale, or recycle shed are replacing the sale at Barney’s.

5. Volunteer: Rather than writing a check to fight cancer, volunteer to drive a patient needing chemo to the clinic. You’ll make new friends and become part of a real solution. 6. Plant a garden! You can’t get more local than replacing your lawn with a vegetable garden. Don’t have a lawn? Grow greens in a container or window box. Recently, I saw a PBS documentary about the tree-planting women of Kenya who launched a national green revolution. The words of one elder grabbed me: “The little, little grassroots people make it all happen.” I knew then that our best hope is not in an Act of Congress or a global initiative. It’s here, it’s now, and it’s local! cs


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After the untimely passing of Spitfire Poetry co–founder Clinton Powell in January, many questions about the future of the organization remained. For years, Spitfire had been a hub for poets and artists in the community, and its open mic sessions and poetry slams were nearly as beloved as the man who helped organize them. But with many of the organization’s elders now living in other cities, what would happen to the group without Powell’s direction? The answer appeared as suddenly as the fliers advertising the return of Spitfire for a poetry slam and open mic at Muse Arts Warehouse on Saturday, July 30. The young man who took the organization’s mantle was Marquice Williams, a former mentee of Powell’s. “After Clinton passed, everything kind of died down, but this will be the rebirth of Spitfire through this performance,” says Williams. “After this one, it’s only going to get bigger and better.” The 20-year-old has big shoes to fill, but he’s accepted the responsibility of carrying on the legacy he’s inherited. “I’m just hoping to live up to the expectations that everyone has for me, and for Clinton’s dream, because that’s what it’s about, making sure that lives on,” he says. “Spitfire was really like the

only one doing poetry slams in Savannah, so I want to make sure we keep the tradition and keep the spirit going.” The open mics were a place where young talent got a taste of performing in front of a crowd, and where more experienced poets got to test new material or experiment with style before a slam. They were also a rare opportunity for many to share openly of themselves in an accepting environment; a chance to vent joy, frustration, confusion, anger and anything else on their plate. While its weekly and monthly events were perhaps the most visible, Spitfire’s footprint in the community is much larger, including the annual Spoken Word Festival and poetry programs run in the school system. Williams had started working in the school program in November, just a few months before Powell passed away. He taught workshops for kids at Southwest and Myers middle schools last year, and will expand the offerings this year. “I understand what Clinton was trying to do because when we show the kids that they have a voice and they can say what’s on their mind freely you can see a different aura around them,” says Williams. “Just to see the smiles on the kids’ faces inspires me to keep doing what I’m doing.” After spending several months deal-

“I’m just hoping to live up to the expectations that everyone has for me,” says Marquice Williams. “And for Clinton’s dream.”

ing with the grief he felt, Williams has chosen to dedicate himself to pursuing and promoting poetry and the arts. “After Clinton passed, I had to sit down and think about what I wanted in my life. I just wrote. I kept writing. Within a week, I’d written 15 poems,” Williams says. “The last poem was empowerment. I found who I was. I’m comfortable now.” For the first few months, while Williams settles into his new role, the slam and open mic will share time (the difference between the two is that the slam is competitive and poets are judged; whereas the open mic is just about sharing), until they are each ready to stand on their own again. For Saturday’s event, the open mic (open to all types of performers) will precede the slam. “I’m trying to do everything with Clinton’s best interest in it. More than anything I’m trying to stay humble,” says Williams. “It’s not about me. It’s about the arts. It’s about spoken word.” CS

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Farewell A few things that have been on my mind for the last two years For the last 112 weeks, I’ve written about local and state government, community groups, the arts, a dash of literature and a sprinkling of music. It’s been an honor and a pleasure. When I joined the paper, it was the summer of the jaywalking scandal. Michael Brown was the city manager, Michael Berkow was the police chief, and folks were getting $200 tickets for crossing against the light. It was a time of considerable public outrage, not unlike now, but the political players seemed impermeable; as if Brown would be city manager until the fourth horseman blew his horn, and Berkow would sit at his right hand (despite the fact that if even a fraction of the rumors about him were true, they’d be grounds for sanction or dismissal). In 2009, there was a reality gap between “We, the People” and the fourth floor of city hall. The decisions being made just didn’t match up with what was going on outside — like cognitive dissonance on a massive scale — and the jaywalking incident was a perfect example. The public could be as angry as they wanted, but there was nothing that would affect the outcomes. My first column for Connect outlined why it was, perhaps, time for the city to move beyond its strong manager/weak mayor system in the name of improving democracy and accountability. How quickly things changed... and yet, how much they stayed the same. Now, the public is still angry, but for different reasons: The mishandling of the city manager search, seemingly unlawful payments to Alderwoman Osborne, a reprimand by the state’s Attorney General, politicized threats to Chief Lovett... It’s been an unflattering year, to say the least. The real shame is that the political bungling stands in such stark contrast

to what has also been a remarkable period for the city culturally and economically. Unemployment is lower than the state average, Broughton Street businesses seem to be thriving, the design district weathered the recession without serious casualties and new businesses began popping up in Thomas Square, among other neighborhoods. Shortly after I started at Connect, A&E Editor Bill DeYoung wrote a piece asking whether local theater was taking its last gasp, and rightfully so. Two years later, there are few weekends that don’t have multiple productions running at any of several venues. Likewise, the local music scene is as talented and diverse as it’s ever been in my time here — and a number of folks who got started here have begun branching out toward bigger and better things. New events, too, have sprouted like mushrooms, bringing more music, movies, technology, ideas and people to revel in the Hostess City’s charms, including Stopover, Movies Savannah Missed, TEDx, Taste, the Record Fair, the Urban Arts Festival, Geekend and others – improving on the city’s well–established cultural calendar. But while all these incredible things are happening, there are a lot of people who remain unimpressed or unaware; who falsely believe that they are unwelcome; or who refuse to look past their own all–encompassing pessimism. It’s important not to let Savannah’s all–too–pervasive cynicism (political and otherwise) cloud the bigger picture

— this is an incredible city. It’s not Charleston, New Orleans or New York City, nor should it be. If you’re looking for one of those, you will find them exactly where they’ve been all along: Not here. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some incredible opportunities to be found, and a little sweat (the kind you work for, not the kind you get from standing outside on a summer afternoon) will get you a long way. It will only go so far though, if there isn’t support along the way; that’s one area where we consistently need to improve. There are moments of brilliance — sold out shows, packed gallery openings — but still not the consistent turnouts that will help the city’s culture meaningfully build upon itself. Why don’t we have a 500-seat venue or an art house movie theater? It’s certainly not because there is a shortage of people who would love to see such things take root. Perhaps the greatest threat to Savannah’s long term success (beside Georgia Power’s regional monopoly on energy production) is the isolationist attitudes of so many people here. In August 2004, I attended a business luncheon at the former Fairfield buffet, near what is now Abercorn Commons. I was brand-new to the area and focused on staying sufficiently hydrated in the new climate, but I’ll never forget a conversation I overheard there. A woman told her companion that it was the first time in years that she’d ventured south of DeRenne Ave. in

It’s important not to let Savannah’s all–too–pervasive cynicism (political and otherwise) cloud the bigger picture – this is an incredible city. It’s not Charleston, New Orleans or New York City, nor should it be. If you’re looking for one of those, you will find them exactly where they’ve been all along: Not here.

several years. The other woman replied that she hadn’t gone downtown in more than a decade. To have witnessed the rare encounter of these two women, who supposedly hadn’t been in the same room since the Clinton administration, was telling, even if mildly hyperbolic (though subsequent experience has taught me they probably weren’t joking). To allow oneself to be trapped within such a narrow strip of the city is unbelievable, but it is an incredibly pervasive mindset. I’ve since met any number of people who know very little about the city they call home, or who limit themselves to a very small geographical area. But there are incredible experiences to be had all over this city – interesting restaurants and bars, undisturbed stretches of natural beauty, parks, people and activities. You won’t get hit in the head if you go downtown, and likewise, not everything downtown is unrivaled by offerings outside the Landmark Historic District. Until the city views itself as a whole rather than as an archipelago of neighborhoods held together by a political body that people seem perpetually displeased with, then the city won’t reach its full potential — not to be the next Charleston or Austin or Portland, but to be as awesome as Savannah should be. I depart now to join the staff at the Ships of the Sea Museum, coordinating events and community development. I hope my name will not become foreign to these pages. To everyone who has shared kind words with me after learning I was leaving the paper, or who has enjoyed something I’ve written in the last two years, thank you. My departure is bittersweet to say the least. I leave my post as Community Editor not because I have any less regard for the community I’ve served, or for the dedication of my colleagues; just the opposite is true. But I’ve heard that opportunity only knocks once, so I ran to the door before it had a chance to wander off. That’s life. CS


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Definitely not angels Two females caught the attention of an off–duty officer, but not because of their looks or their interesting conversation. While working security at a West Broughton Street club, the officer noticed things landing on the ground near him. It was like someone was throwing things at him, but the things were at the wrong angle to have been thrown at him from the street. Eventually, he noticed that it was two females on the roof above him. When he looked up and spotted them, they immediately ducked to try and avoid being seen. Twenty minutes before closing time, some liquid came down from the room, hitting two bystanders (but not the officer). The officer then spotted the girls in the apartment directly above them. One of the bystanders said that he’d seen the ladies before, and that they frequently

dropped things on club goers. The officer was unable to get them to come downstairs and talk, and was unable to get up to their apartment door because the front door of the building was locked. • Police responded to a report of a middle-age man passed out on a sidewalk on the west side. The man was unresponsive. The officer was able to rouse the man and asked him for his information. While he was being checked for outstanding warrants, the man asked if he could smoke a cigarette. The officer said that he could. When the man reached into his pocket in search of cigarettes and a lighter, he accidently dropped a small baggie, which contained a leafy green substance that officer believed to be marijuana. The officer’s suspicions were confirmed, and the man was arrested for possession. • A Stone Mountain resident might have had too much to drink while downtown one night. An officer on patrol saw the man punch a piece of plywood covering a storefront window.

The officer asked the man if he’d be able to keep his hands to himself, and noticed that he wasn’t very stable (in a physics sense, not emotionally). He told the officer that he “didn’t do shit wrong.” The officer got out of his car and asked the man to come back and talk to him. The man’s companions told him to keep walking. The officer said he’d be charged with obstruction if he didn’t come back. After the threat of a charge, the man said that the officer was “just trying to show off.” Another unit rolled up and the man no longer was given a choice about whether to return to the police cruiser. His eyes were blood shot and glassy, and he smelled strongly of alcohol. The man was yelling that everything was “f***ed up.” He unleashed a stream of profanity, including calling another officer “nothing but a p***y ass nigga.” He was arrested for public drunkenness, obstruction and abusive language.

• Police went to a convenience store on the south side in response to a report of a disorderly person. They spoke with a store employee who said that a young man came in and asked for two cigars. She told him it would be 75 cents. He said he only had 50 cents. According to the rules of capitalism, she told him that he didn’t have enough money for his desired purchase. He asked if he could bring it in next time. She said no. He then started knocking over displays and throwing items around the store. He left in a dark blue Chevy. She had written down the tag number. Police went to the residence indicated on the registration, but the man wasn’t there. CS

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In January, a baby was born to Canadians Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, but seven months later, they still have not revealed to family or friends whether little “Storm” is a boy or a girl. The couple are intending to raise Storm free of genderspecific cultural stereotypes (i.e., such things as domesticity, aggressiveness, preferences for arts or mathematics) because society tends to overvalue “boy” norms. On a larger scale, in Stockholm, according to a June Associated Press dispatch, the 33 Swedish preschoolers at the Egalia school socialize in daily environments scrubbed of all gender references. For example, boys and girls alike play with kitchen toys and building materials, and when playing “family,” parental roles are interchangeable. Critics say the children will be left unprepared for the “real” world.

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• Who Knew? “The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold,” said one of New York City’s gold wranglers, as he, down on all fours and manipulating tweezers, picked specks of gold, silver and jewels that had fallen off of clothing and jewelry racks as they were rolled from trucks into stores. The man told the New York Post in June that he had recently earned $819 in redemptions for six days’ prospecting. • New, on the News of the Weird Food Cart: (1) grasshopper tacos (at San Francisco’s La Oaxaquena Bakery, but pulled in June by local health authorities, who were concerned that the bakery was im-

• Tippecanoe County (Ind.) judge porting Mexican insects rather than using Loretta Rush, interviewed by the Journal American ones); (2) cicada ice cream (at & Courier of Lafayette, Ind., in June, Sparky’s Homemade in Columbia, Mo., underscored parental drug use as a but also yanked off sale by local health major risk factor in a child’s drifting into authorities in June); (3) maggot-melt substance abuse. “I had a case where a sandwiches (which are just what you child was born with drugs in his system,” suspect -- cheese and dead maggots -- at recalled Rush. “Both parents were using. the California State Fair in July). We were looking for (placing the child • In June, scientists at China’s Agriculin any relative’s home), but both sets of tural University in Beijing announced grandparents were using. So (the) greatthat they had produced human breast grandmother’s in the courtroom, milk from genetically modified dairy and I had asked her if she would cows and expect supplies to be availpass a drug screen, and she able in supermarkets within three years. Employing technology once Stop messing said she would not ....” used to produce the sheep “Dolly,” around and fix Leading Economic researchers created a herd of 300 the budget! modified cows, which yielded milk Indicators that was reported as “sweeter” and • In June, officials of “stronger” than typical cow milk. California’s Alvord Unified School District announced Civilization in Decline that their brand-new, $105 mil• Growing Up Early: (1) A loaded lion high school, Hillcrest, would handgun fell from the pocket of a remain unused for the coming kindergarten student in Houston school year (and perhaps beyond) in April, firing a single bullet that -- because the budget-strapped slightly wounded two classmates state does not have $3 million to and the “shooter.” (2) Prosecutors in run the school for a year. (In any Grant County, Wis., filed first-degree event, it costs $1 million per year just to sexual assault charges recently against a maintain the building.) 6-year-old boy, stemming from a game • Full-Circle-Outsourcing: A Mumbai, of “doctor” that authorities say he presIndia, company, Aegis Communications, sured a 5-year-old girl into in 2010. (3) announced in May that it will hire about Lakewood, Colo., police, attempting to 10,000 new employees to work in its call wrest control of a sharpened stick that a centers fielding customer service probsecond-grade boy was using to threaten lems for U.S.-based companies. However, classmates and a teacher, gave him two those jobs are not in India. Aegis will shots of pepper spray. (The boy had just outsource those jobs to Americans, at $12 finished shouting to police, “Get away to $14 an hour, at nine call centers in the from me you f---ers.”) United States.

People Different From Us

• Las Vegas “performer” Staysha Randall took 3,200 piercings in her body during the same sitting on June 7 to break the Guinness world record by 100 prickings. (Las Vegas piercer Bill “Danger” Robinson did the honors.) The same day in Edinburgh, Scotland, the woman with the most lifetime piercings (6,925) got married. Elaine Davidson, 46, wore a full white ensemble that left bare only her face, which was decorated green and sported 192 piercings. The lucky guy is Davidson’s friend Douglas Watson, an elderly man with no piercings or tatts.

Recurring Themes

News of the Weird has mentioned overseas prisons where drug kingpins serve time in comfort (through bribery or fear), but according to a June New York Times dispatch, Venezuela’s San Antonio prison is in a class of its own. The four swimming pools host inmates’ families and “guests,” who lounge with barbecue and liquor. Paid “bodyguards” pass the time shucking oysters for alphadog-inmate Teofilo Rodriguez. DirecTV dishes serve the cells. Drug-smuggling via guards is so prevalent that Venezuelan locals visit the prison to buy the surplus (which they carry out because guards only “search” them upon entering). Rodriguez’s enforcement is backed up by an arsenal of guns. Said a Russian drug trafficker-inmate, “This is the strangest place I’ve ever been.” cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


When I was growing up in the Midwest, I was given the impression that the basement was a pretty safe place to be if a tornado hit your house. But surely there must be cases of people being crushed by debris or sucked out and thrown into the air while they are hiding in their basement. When we read about fatalities from a tornado, how many of these people were sheltering in their basements, thinking they were safe? — Mark Some people— perhaps a dwindling number—don’t think the recent wild weather has anything to do with climate change. Maybe it doesn’t. Just the same, I’d pay attention to the following. Might be some news you could use. So far this year we’ve had at least 537 tornado fatalities in the U.S., a huge increase over the 45 deaths in 2010, and the most since 1936. The reason for this alarming leap undoubtedly is the large number of tornadoes this season, although there has also been a noticeable increase in the percentage of especially destructive tornadoes. To start with the obvious, one place you don’t want to wait out a tornado is in a mobile home. This year trailers have accounted for nearly one in four fatalities, and a ten-year review of 18,717 tornado deaths found that 44 percent happened in mobile homes. The safest place to be is a reinforced concrete building, but if that’s not an option a basement really is your best bet. An analysis of the Oklahoma tornado outbreak of May 1999, which featured an EF5 (i.e., scale-topping monster) twister, found that out of 40 deaths, 133 severe injuries, and 265 minor injuries, the total harm inflicted on people holed up in basements amounted to just one minor injury. In the Joplin, Missouri area—where the death toll stands at a staggering 155 following the tornado of May 22—82 percent of homes had no basements. What’s the safest corner of the basement? A common belief is that since most tornadoes in the U.S. travel from

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west-southwest to east-northeast, the southwest side of the basement is the safest place to hide out. The originator of this advice may be John Park Finley, one of the first serious meteorological researchers, who studied hundreds of tornadoes in a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Finley said you should never take refuge in the east side of a basement, and specifically warned against the northeast corner. He reasoned that debris from the house would be blown in that direction. Unfortunately, he was wrong, especially where brick or stone houses are concerned. In 1966 Joe Eagleman of the University of Kansas studied the wreckage of the EF5 Topeka tornado of that year and concluded that if you had a full basement, the northeast corner was the safest place to be and the south side the most dangerous. Why? External debris knocked down southern walls and blew in through south-facing basement windows; when winds shifted the whole house to the northeast, the southwest corner of the basement was where the upper stories fell in. Can basements be dangerous regardless? Absolutely. In April an Iowa couple took cover in an all-concrete “tornado room” they’d built in their basement only to have the wind rip away the eight-inch-thick slab that served as its ceiling. Their pickup truck was then flung into the basement, but they were unharmed. No basement? A study of the May 1999 Oklahoma City tornado concluded that those who fled in vehicles were much less likely to be injured than those who stayed put. No vehicle either? A review of the “core remnants” of houses hit by EF3 tornadoes found the safest places were an interior bathroom or closet. Another study of that Oklahoma City tornado found that, safetywise, interior hallways were a distant second to basements. If you’d like your house to survive too, you can take some relatively simple precautions. Homes typically come apart because the roof gets blown off and the exterior walls collapse inward. Using steel hurricane straps to anchor your roof to the house is cheap and easy. Flimsy garage doors are another common source of house failure— the wind blows them in, then blasts through the house and rips the walls and ceiling apart. Give it some thought. Times are changing. One wants to be prepared. cs

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Hey, want to hear a smoking hot finger–picking guitarist? Sommer, late of the Boston power pop band the Atomics, plays like Leo Kottke, and he sings like Randy Newman crossed with Lyle Lovett (blues, ballads, old country, pop tunes, weird stuff and what he calls “swamp rock”). He is a one–of–a–kind guitar player who carries an arsenal of open tunings, bottleneck slides, cool effects, feedback, harmonicas and powerful percussive hand–slaps and other rhythmic devices. He travels – alone – with seven or eight guitars, and a trailer full of amps and other acoustic ephemera (he plays a Telecaster as well). For this dedicated road warrior (he tours so much he does not have a permanent residence) the writing process is key. Red Chairs, his book of prose and poetry, is in its fourth printing; a second volume comes out in September. And he writes, pretty much all the time, on his website – musings on life, music and the road. “About 15 years ago,” Sommer told an interviewer in June, “the floodgates opened, and I am writing at least one something every day – a lyric, a title, a song, a bit of prose. “Now I am inspired by and about everything from a pencil on the desk to a dead bird on the path. Everything seems to be a metaphor for everything else. There are so many ideas screaming to be heard that I take the loudest one every day to address, but there is always another one right behind it.” See ericsommer.com

With the addition of swingin’ piano man Tommy Beaumont, this South Carolina blues/rock outfit (yes, it used to be a trio) has been tearing things up at one club after another between here and Charleston. The band’s ace in the hole is guitarist Bill Luebke, who cut his teeth on Cream–era Clapton, Jeff Beck and Johnny Winter. Luebke has been playing for 45 years and has a frightening mastery of the heavy–bending Stevie Ray Vaughan sound. He’s also a master luthier (he makes guitars). Bassist Tony Reyes has a throat–shredding Texas blues vocal style (nods to Winter and Vaughan); veteran drummer Greg Gresham was schooled in big band and jazz fusion, which gives his groove–laying, heart–skipping beats a heavily syncopated and funky edge. See myspace.com/scthegroovetones

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Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eddie Wilson (Live Music) Jinx Dirty Covers Mixtape launch (Live Music) Magic Places & Britt Scott, Lonesome Swagger, Indian Giver and Sincerely, Iris. Plus Rock & Roll Bingo 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Gabriel Donohue (Live Music) Live Wire Music Hall Eric Culberson Band (Live Music) Retro on Congress Nathan & Friends (Live Music) Seventeen South Nite Club Open Mic Night (Live Music) Tantra Open Mic Night (Live Music) Warehouse Georgia Kyle (Live Music) Wild Wing Cafe Jeff Beasley (Live Music) 6 p.m. Wormhole Turkey Callers (Live Music) KARAOKE King’s Inn Karaoke Lucky’s Tavern (Pooler) Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke

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Saturday’s Wormhole show is a benefit for the surviving animals of Ludowici’s abandoned Looney Farms Shelter. Performing will be the classic rock band Bad Justice (pictured), which features several longtime members of the Savannah rock ‘n’ roll community. There’s a free cookout – the grill cranks at 8 p.m. – and no admission, although a $10 donation is suggested ... Check out American Aquarium frontman BJ Barham Monday at the Jinx, in one of his infrequent solo acoustic appearances .... CS

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Left: The Whigs (Tim Deaux, Parker Gispert and Julian Dorio). Right: Glandman Ross Shapiro at a rare Athens show last September.

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To paraphrase a classic Neil Young song, Ross Shapiro is an unknown legend in his time. Shapiro is the singing, songwriting, guitar–playing frontman for the Athens band the Glands. After two incredibly fertile albums of quirky, guitar–based rock ‘n’ roll (kind of a Rolling Stones/ Kinks meets Talking Heads meets psychedelia thing), Shapiro and his shifting roster of band buds called it quits 11 years ago. Or did they? In 2010, the Glands began to make sporadic appearances in the university city, sometimes announced and sometimes not (for one gig, the marquee read “Funtime Freedom Singers”). Hey hey – the Savannah Stopover is bringing the Glands to the Wormhole Friday, July 29. It’s the opening ceremony of what might actually be the long–awaited Glands renaissance.

Shapiro isn’t as reclusive as it might seem. For 30 years, he’s been the owner and behind–the–counter guy at Schoolkids Records in Athens. “It (the store) is probably shutting down in mid–August, so I probably can’t do anything for a short while,” he says. “But hopefully towards the end of October we’ll see about going out some more.” Business, Shapiro says, is just plain bad. “It is what it is,” he sighs. “You can’t stop progress.” He adds that this toe–in–the–water “tour” consists of the Wormhole show, and a sold–out performance at the (post–fire damaged) Georgia Theatre in Athens Aug. 1 Other than that, the laconic legend doesn’t say much. He very politely

declined to do an official interview. You can read his mind, and feed into his influence stream, by tapping Double Thriller (1998) and The Glands (2000). “I got that self–titled album when I was in high school,” says Parker Gispert of The Whigs, the Athens rock trio that’s coming to the Jinx Saturday, July 30. “I remember coming to Athens before I went to school here and running into Ross behind the counter at Schoolkids. I couldn’t believe that he was working there, and that I could ask his advice on a CD or something. That was really cool to me.” Gispert, the Whigs’ raw–voiced lead singer and frenetic guitarist, remains a huge Glands fan. “Those two albums, I’ve probably spun ‘em more than any other albums since my band started,” he enthuses. “And it’s always been that way. It just hit us at the right time. Now, I still listen to that first album and it’s still fresh and makes you feel good. And

I guess that’s the kind of music that we would like to make too.” Gispert has fond memories of the city’s organic and uber–creative Elephant 6 music collective, when everybody played with everybody, and there were no limits to what you could do, or not do. The hard–rocking Whigs have released three albums (the most recent is 2009’s In the Dark) and have been on Letterman, Conan, Kimmel, Leno and Fallon. Rolling Stone put them on its “10 Bands to Watch” list in 2006. They’ve also toured the world supporting Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, Drive–By Truckers and others. “If we were able to play theaters ourselves, that would be really exciting,” says Gispert. “I love clubs, and we’ve played them so much. But the theaters seem to be better sonically–sounding rooms ... they’re places I like at least going to as a fan.”


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“That’s just cheesy ... but, come on!” Cusses vocalist Angel Bond shouts to the audience after the band finishes a spirited cover of the Go–Go’s song “We Got the Beat.” Bond is out of breath, but laughing; she has clearly enjoyed the experience. The people are screaming their heads off. Cusses’ take on “We Got the Beat” is one of the 14 tracks on Dirty Covers Mixtape Vol. 1, a collection of live, studio and demo recordings by Savannah artists. Fun is fun, whether it’s cheesy or not, and the download–only album is simply infectious fun from the first byte to the last. No one is trying to make a statement. And it’s free – you can grab a download card at the Jinx on Wednesday, July 27, where several of the artists will be performing – between Rock & Roll Bingo games. Dirty Covers features a healthy cross– section of heavily electrified

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“It was just an idea that I had while I was driving around one day,” he explains. “I’ve seen all the hip hop artists and rap artists do mixtapes, and I thought ‘Why not a rock one’?” He began to discuss his idea with various musician pals, who in turn told their other friends. Since there’s so much original music being played in Savannah, nearly everyone though cutting covers would be a healthy (not to mention fun) change of pace. “Some of them had things already recorded,” says Stuard, “and others made a point to go in and record their covers for it. “I put up a few posters around town and I actually got some responses from artists that I’d never

It’s certainly an eclectic mix of styles and genres, with some artists either doing dramatic re–interpretations (the Phays’ electronic instrumental “Na Na Hey Hey”) or adding balls to something that existed in somewhat lighter form (Alpanista and TTL sending Roxy Music’s otherwise sinewy “Casanova” into hyperspace, the Boys Who Cried Wolf giving Sufjan Stevens’ twee “Chicago” an exciting full–band treatment). “The only ground rule was that it wasn’t your own song,” Stuard says. “I didn’t really tell anybody to go straight up and do like an exact replica of the original song, I just left it up to them.” “They’re fun to do. You just take songs that you know, that everybody else knows, and you can kind of make them your own and do what you want.” There is no CD, hard–copy version of the album. “I did it as a mixtape because I knew I was going to offer it for free,” says Stuard. “And that’s really the only way you can do that without getting into any legal trouble.” Dare Dukes, who’s in the mixing stages of his second album Thugs and China Dolls, took time out to home–record a thickly layered and overdubbed version of Brian Eno’s “Some of Them Are Old” for Dirty Covers. He plays all the instruments and sings all the vocal parts.

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rock bands (Free Candy, Habitat Noise), sweltering metal (Black Tusk, Dead Yet?), hypnotica electronica (Magic Places/Britt Scott), Americana (Brandon Nelson McCoy, Lonesome Swagger) and spare acoustic music (Lady Lazarus, the Mubles and Sincerely, Iris). The album was the brainchild of Howler bassist Jeremiah Stuard, whose band offers up a thrashing run–through of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ “American Girl.”

even talked to or met at all, which was really cool.” The tracks began to trickle in. Free Candy contributed the Cramps’ hard and quirky “What’s Inside a Girl.” McCoy and Lonesome Swagger dug into their grab–bags of Townes Van Zandt tunes (“To Live is to Fly” and “Cocaine,” respectively). Black Tusk pummeled through BuzzOven’s “Toe Fry.” Indian Giver and Habitat Noise took on Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

“I know that I’m perceived as an acoustic act,” says Dukes, “which is totally cool. I am an acoustic act. But I also have this other side. So I thought it would be cool to do an Eno tune, and do it almost entirely electronic.” Eno, says Dukes, “has always been a giant hero of mine. And I’ve always wanted to cover this song.” Melissa Ann Sweat, who uses the stage name Lady Lazarus, says she chose Daniel Johnston’s “Story of An


a co–founder of Outlet, a quarterly arts magazine. “I did music before I moved here,” she says, “but I didn’t really start writing my own stuff and playing out a lot until last year. And the community here has really helped me to feel comfortable, and given me the means to do that. “Last June, Outlet put together a downloadable playlist of local music. I didn’t know many people in the music community yet – I kind of met them by doing that. I actually got to know Paul through it. And he’s really encouraged me to keep at it.” That spirit of community, in fact, is what convinced Jeremiah Stuard that Dirty Covers would get the support it needed. “Ever since I came down here to Savannah, two or three years ago, it didn’t seem like there was much of a music scene,” he explains. “I mean, it was here but it wasn’t being promoted as well as I had seen it in other cities. So I thought it would be really good to just get everybody together – to get all the artists to work towards a common goal.” And, he emphasizes, there’s a Vol. 1 in the title of this recorded project. Meaning there will probably be a followup. “I’d like to do another one, covers of actual Savannah artists,” Stuard says. “So the bands that are on there, and a few others, maybe we can get them to cover other local bands that they admire. Maybe just to hear a different version of the song.” CS Dirty Covers Mixtape launch Where: The Jinx, 127 Congress St. When: At 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 What’s there: Live performances by Britt Scott/Magic Places, Indian Giver, Sincerely Iris, Lonesome Swagger Download cards: A limited edition of 200, given out (free) during the evening Online: See Dirty Covers’ Facebook page

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Artist” for several specific reasons. “I think it tells, very simply and beautifully. what it feels like to be an artistic person sometimes. I’ve played that many times for myself, feeling that he really nailed those feelings of being misunderstood, and of the artistic impulse being just that, an impulse and a compulsion, something that you just have to do.” Lady Lazarus’ music, of course, is intimate, minimal and haunting – and her cover of “Story of An Artist” would’ve fit quite nicely among the self–penned tunes on her romantically low–fi album Mantic. “There’s a lot of guise going on in music, a lot of posturing,” Sweat adds, laughing a little. “And that’s rock ‘n’ roll! That’s entertainment. And I don’t know if I’m interested in that aspect of it, myself.” It’s bittersweet time for Sweat, as she’s leaving Savannah – after just a year – to be closer to her family in California. Meanwhile, vocalist Britt Scott is performing at the Dirty Covers launch Wednesday at the Jinx, alongside her musical partner, the electronica wizard Paul Goerner (a.k.a. Magic Places). They’ll play their ephemeral cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy,” from the album, and a couple of original songs. “We actually started working on ‘Gypsy’ before Jeremiah contacted us about the mixtape,” Scott explains. “We were just kind of doing it for kicks – we both really like Fleetwood Mac – and we decided to finish it, because it would be perfect for the mixtape.” Scott’s a busy bee in Savannah’s creative honeycomb. Along with her co–op with Magic Places, she has her own band, sings standards at the speakeasy Mata Hari’s, and bellydances with Cairo on the Coast. Scott is also a graphic designer and

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A candid conversation with mandolinist Adam Steffey of the Boxcars by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

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If there’s such a thing as a bluegrass supergroup, the Boxcars are it. Between them, the five members of this newly–formed outfit have played with all of the top names in the genre. Consider Adam Steffey, who was named Mandolin Player of the Year five times by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and won several Grammy Awards during his eight–year stint as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station. Or Steffey’s co–founder Ron Stewart, six–year fiddler player for JD Crowe & the New South. A multi–instrumentalist, Stewart played banjo (and fiddle) in the Dan Tyminski Band, an off–shoot of Union Station. Steffey was that group’s mandolinist. Both of these guys are in–demand studio players, too. And they’ve each made acclaimed solo records. The other Boxcars are fiddler and banjo player John R. Bowman (stints with Union Station, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the New South and the Isaacs), guitarist Keith Garrett (co– founder of Blue Moon Rising) and standup bassist Harold Nixon (a dozen years in the New South). The Boxcars play Saturday, July 30 at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale. We spoke with Steffey, 45, about many things, including his lengthy tenure with the progressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart, itself a perennial favorite at Randy’s Place.

(For the record, Mountain Heart will be back in Bloomingdale Sept. 16.) People in bluegrass today seem to move around a lot. Couldn’t you have stayed in Union Station for 40 years and made a career out of it? Adam Steffey: I was with Alison for nearly eight years, I guess. She got married in 1998, and she told all of us she was going to take a year, or possibly more, off. That would have been tough for me. I wanted to keep playing, and I had just built a home in Knoxville, Tennessee. I left because I wanted to keep playing, and certainly financially I needed to keep playing. After that, I played with the bluegrass gospel group the Isaacs for about three years, and that was when I hooked up with Mountain Heart. And I was with them also for about eight years. A lot of people move around a lot more, say, than I have. I think it’s because bluegrass itself is just a really hard business. If you’re doing it as a living, if that’s your primary means of income. I think there are very few people who do it solely as their income. In this band, we have a couple of teachers – Keith, our guitar player, is a high school chemistry teacher. And our bass player

Harold does web design and computer things. And we all do a lot of session work. You usually have to dabble in several things in order to take it all work. You mean you’re not a millionaire, Adam? Adam Steffey: No, the helicopter won’t be dropping us in to Randy’s this weekend. But that’s what you’re working for! Bluegrass is a tough business. I always tell people that I was at the right age – I was still young and dumb I started doing this years ago, when I was 20, 21 years old. I was dying to do it and I was able to do it because I wasn’t married and didn’t have a family at the time. But folks find it really hard, and I think a lot of them get surprised when they dive in and start trying to make it all happen as a viable means of making a living. I think that contributes, as much as anything, to all the bouncing around. When you’re not getting a big huge chunk of money, you just have to really love it. How long were you and Ron with Dan Tyminski’s band? Adam Steffey: Dan’s band was together for two years, 2008 and 2009. And he was very up front with us when we started the band – he loved the idea of playing with us, but he wanted us to know that as soon as Alison was going to go back into the studio and put a


Obviously you have a lot of musician friends. But what process did you go through to choose the guys for this band? Adam Steffey: As much as anything, it was the personalities involved. There are a lot of great players out there, a lot of good young players. There’s a whole crop every two or three years; these new kids come on the scene that are just splittin’ it wide open. I hate to use the words “seasoned veterans,” but we wanted people that had been out, and traveled, and knew what to expect. Me and Ron could’ve looked around and found some young and hungry guys, who were lookin’ to just get out and blast off, but we knew that Harold, John and Keith – if they

were even interested in seeing what it sounded like – would be great guys to travel with. The older I’ve gotten, this is something that a lot of younger bands don’t take into account: You have to have people in the band that you can rely on and depend on. And if you say “We’re gonna leave tomorrow night at 8,” they’re going to be there. You’re not going to have to wait around until morning for ‘em. Or you don’t have to go and drag ‘em out from under a car because they’re passed out from drinking all night. And everybody in this band has been in other bands where that may be the case, or different scenarios like that. This is an ideal situation, because everybody here looks out for everybody else. Everybody’s dependable. Mountain Heart is one example of a “progressive” bluegrass band – they have Josh Shilling, who’s kind of an R&B singer. How would you describe what the Boxcars do? Adam Steffey: On a scale of one to 10, if you put five in the middle as traditional, kind of straight–up bluegrass,

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‘Portraits to Pixels’ covers 125 years of Telfair collection by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

A hundred and twenty five years ago, the oldest art museum in the South was officially opened – Savannah’s Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, as it was known. Since then the Telfair has come to operate two other buildings, the Jepson Center for the Arts and the Owens–Thomas House, in addition to that original bequest by founder Mary Telfair (it was originally her own home). But the Telfair still remains true to her original vision of a public museum that would bring to the South the best in American and European visual art. You still have a couple of weeks left to view the Telfair Museums’ 125th an-

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niversary exhibit at the Jepson Center, “Portraits to Pixels.” The point of the exhibit – in addition to marking that century and a quarter of operation – is to show the full breadth and artistic scope of the Telfair’s in–house collections. Some of it might surprise you. But perhaps just as importantly, many of these works are generally kept continues on p. 24

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in storage rather than displayed permanently – so see them while you can. In that vein, here’s a quick list of seven particularly notable works to look for when you visit the exhibit, up now through Aug. 7: The Telfair’s most recent acquisition, Vespers by Gari Melchers. This 1892 oil painting, a compelling look at three Dutch girls in a church service, was purchased at auction earlier this year. Not only is it beautiful and significant in its own right, the artist himself was perhaps the most crucial figure in the Telfair’s history other than Mary Telfair herself. Serving as the Museum’s ‘fine arts advisor’ — essentially a contract curator — from 1906–16, Melchers’ influence far outstrips just that single decade. The 70 significant works he acquired during that span, plus the work he did in his “unofficial” capacity lasting several more years, form the core of the Telfair’s early 20th Century holdings. Though American–born, Melchers

spent many years in the Netherlands, including during most of his association with the Telfair, and his acquisitions reflect a deep appreciation of Dutch life. Those of you who attended the groundbreaking 2009 “Dutch Utopia” exhibit at the Telfair will immediately grasp the Museum’s unusually close relationship with the art of the Netherlands and see how that informed the success of that exhibit. La Madrilenita, by Robert Henri. The abovementioned Gari Melchers helped acquire this vivid portrait of a young Spanish girl by the American artist Henri in 1919, writing the Trustees, “I strongly advise you to buy it for the Telfair.” Kahlil Gibran. Not many people know it, but the world–renowned author of The Prophet was also a prolific visual artist — it was his first love — and the Telfair Museums have the world’s largest collection of Gibran’s art. The nearly 100 pieces were acquired by Mary Haskell — who later married into

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the influential Minis family of Savannah — after her long professional and sometimes–romantic relationship with Gibran ended with his death. The five oils and 92 works on paper represent Gibran’s continuing attempts to distil his visionary ethos into something people could see with their own eyes. Albrecht Durer. The iconic German woodprint genius has a presence in the Telfair, in the person of his 1504 woodprint Adam and Eve, a gift from Julianna Waring in the 1970s. Due to the fragile nature of works on paper, these works aren’t on permanent display. “Portraits to Pixels” represents a rare opportunity to view this print plus others in the original Waring collection

La Madrilenita, by Robert Henri Luncheon Under the Tree, by Alfred Smith

by Francisco de Goya, Hans Holbein the Younger, and William Hogarth. New York (Children with Masks). This seminal NYC black–and–white photo by Helen Leavitt was among the first in the cinema verite “street photography” genre, now commonplace but quite groundbreaking in the 1940s when Leavitt did most of her work. The Telfair owns dozens of works by Leavitt, but New York is probably the most significant. Jack Leigh’s Savannah Saw Works. The late great Savannah photographer Leigh, known to the world as the “Bird Girl” photographer from the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is represented in this show with a photo of a building which later made way for the Jepson Center in which the photo is now being shown. Ascending Betrayal. This large-scale 1985 work by William Scharf represents a serious step by the Telfair into contemporary art befitting the expanse of the Jepson Center itself. Modern art is well–represented at the Telfair, especially in the Kirk Varnedoe collection. Varnedoe, a Savannah native, was the longtime curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2006, soon after his death, his widow Elyn Zimmerman donated works to the Telfair representing 22 of the contemporary artists Varnedoe championed while at MOMA. cs Portraits to Pixels: Celebrating 125 Years of Collecting at the Telfair When: Now through Aug. 7 Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square


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Haviland Stillwell What Chatham County needs is another shot of Haviland Stillwell. The club singer, Broadway and TV actress and all–around bubbly person did an intimate one–woman show here last Christmas, and those lucky enough to get tickets are still buzzing about it. Here we go. Stillwell’s coming back Aug. 21, for two performances (accompanied again by pianist Steven Jamail) in the newly–christened Tybee Wedding Chapel. Stillwell, as she did in December, will sing as a benefit for the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. Although she lives in Los Angeles, Stillwell is a Savannah native and lived here until the age of 9 (her father is Hunter McLean attorney W. Brooks Stillwell). She has appeared in the hit Broadway revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables, and has an eclectic pop/cabaret CD called How I Role. She is omnipresent on the Internet, as a writer, performer and filmmaker, and is also a motivational speaker. “I am, at my core, a Southern girl,” she told us in 2010, “and Tybee is very much a starting point for me. I always want to come back to Savannah; that’s where my

roots are.” She knows all about the rich history of the Tybee Post Theater. “I do a lot of volunteer and activism work, and I’m very specific, as I think we all should be, about who we want to spend our time and energy giving to.” As for that Christmas show, “They asked me, and it was really a no–brainer.” It’s a fairly small room – not a bad seat in the house! – and one assumes that’s why there are two shows planned instead of just one. Tickets will be available Aug. 1. The 4:30 p.m. concert costs $25; the late show (7 p.m.) carries a $50 ticket price and includes an after–show reception with Stillwell and Jamail. Get tickets through the Savannah box office – (912) 525–5050. • Soulful Atlanta–based singer/songwriter Lee Tyler Post is performing at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Tybee. This is a free show, but donations for the Tybee Post Theater will be gratefully accepted. Post headlines the Savannah Folk Music Society’s First Friday concert Aug. 5, along with Barry Brogan. • Brandon Nelson McCoy’s absolute final farewell local show is Thursday (July 28) at Live Wire Music Hall. CS 

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Where can you score an authentic plate of Jaeger schnitzel, red cabbage and warm German potato salad in Savannah? Nowhere! That’s why I pointed the foodie mobile north and finally eased off the gas in Rincon. Destination: The Schnitzel Shack. That sounds German enough, but the rest of the story is that this menu is a startling array of classic German dishes (including three kinds of wursts) and Thai food, as well as some fusion dishes. What? German AND Thai? I’ve been mesmerized for 20 years about a Mexican and Italian place I found in Kentucky, but this one takes the prize for most unlikely combination. But it works. Owners Joe Weitzle (originally from Darmstadt, Germany) and his wife, Pao, from Thailand, have built a multicultural marriage and a multicultural menu that offers so many

great sounding dishes that it’s hard to make a decision — goulash, spatzle, Thai dumplings, curry dishes. A companion tried a fusion dish, garlic and black pepper schnitzel, that was excellent.. We sampled Tom Yum soup, fried shrimp and I savored my Jaeger Schnitzel: a breaded and fried pork dish smothered in brown gravy and mushroom. The red cabbage was tender and perfectly seasoned. German potato salad, which includes pieces of bacon and a hit of vinegar, reminded me of my time around Evansville, Ind., a hotbed of German cuisine. Of course, we had to sample desserts — we chose rich, moist German Chocolate Cake and creamy and equally fresh Black Forest Cherry Torte Cake. We barely had room for dessert but there wasn’t a bit left on either plate. The restaurant is small: About five bar stools and a total seating capacity of about 50. By Joe’s gregarious greetings, I would say plenty of regulars fill the seats, but the little eatery is still gaining new customers each day. Draft beer features a nice line up of German brews served in metric mugs or a .7 liter or 1 liter glass “das boot.” The restaurant is tucked into a strip shopping center. Go through Rincon on Ga. 21. When the road comes back together on Rincon’s north side, make a left into the shopping center — you’re there! 6014 Ga. 21, Rincon/ 295–5544

NOLA morsels Second Line, the tucked away authentic New Orleans restaurant on Factor’s Walk, has been offering fixed price, multi–course dinners on Wednesday nights recently. The menu changes from week to week, so call ahead to check out the offerings and to make a reservation. There’s limited seating! 335–1754. cs

Chillin’ those summer reds Even devout red wine drinkers shun their favorite labels when summer heat sets in. Truthfully, there’s no need. There are plenty of red wine options that possess characteristics that red wine drinkers love, without mouth–puckering tannins. Keep in mind too that “room temperature” does not mean the number at which we set our thermostat. That phrase was defined when there was no central heating. Room temperature for our purposes oughta be — hold on — 55 degrees. That’s right red drinkers: Chill your wine for summer. In fact, lower alcohol reds (14.5 percent or less) can be chilled into the high 40s without dramatically altering the wine. Here are three I’ve thrown in the ’fridge lately with good results. Yard Dog Red is a blend of 46 percent Petite Verdot, 30 percent Merlot and 24 percent Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Aussie vineyards in the traditional grape rowing areas of Mclaren Vale, Fleurieu and Adelaide Hills. It’s true, down under, fruit driven wine that is a luscious array of dark berry fruits, hints of lavender and dried spice. A hint of cedar tickles your nose, and then your palate will explore flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and curry spice; there is some strawberry and leather in the mid– palate. A pretty good berry and spice finish. About $15. Cardinal Zin is a longtime label that back in its current release with a new blend, a new wine maker, Georgetta Dane, and a much better presence than in the years immediately following sale of the label by founder and wine making legend Randall Grahm. The Zinfandel in this blend (80 percent Zin, 10 percent Mourvedre, 8 percent Carignane, 2 percent Petite Sirah) comes from old vines that produce as little as one ton of fruit per acre. That kind of yield results in intense fruit — blackberry, dark cherry and spice are the predominate flavors. It’s a rock star burger wine that sells for around $10. Fans of Old World wines will rant to taste Tres Picos, a 100 percent Garnacha from Spain, that scored an impressive 92 points from wine critic Robert Parker with its 2009 release. Garnacha is a versatile grape, allowing wine makers a wide berth as they explore its expressions. This one, from Bodegas Borsao, is built on a strong foundation of dark fruits that remind me of Syrah. Give this wine breathing room though: The red fruit notes of classic Garnacha emerge with time. A great value at around $15. cs


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Eric Wooddell’s new space opens in City Market; reception is Friday Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands — Opens July 30. Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter.” Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., http://www.telfair. org/ Eric Wooddell Gallery/ Studio Grand Opening — Reception Fri. July 29, 6:30-9:30pm to celebrate Savannah mixed media artist Eric Wooddell’s new gallerystudio space in City Market. Gallery open daily. Upper Level Studios, City Market, 308 W. St. Julian Street, Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions — Work by Godwin from the early 1950s. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http://www.telfair.org/ Kia Ora, NZ — A collection of more than 20 collages by artist Laura Adams inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand. Runs through July 30. American Craftsman Gallery, 223 W. Broughton St., Savannah Kirk Varnedoe Collection — Thru July 31. Paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs donated to the Telfair by 22 celebrated contemporary artists or their representatives, celebrating

the life and legacy of the late Kirk Varnedoe. The Savannah native was chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art from 1988-2001. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., http://www.telfair. org/ McCarson & Kist — A shared exhibit featuring two artists from the DC area. McCarson is a mixed media artist and Kist is an experimental painter. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor, http://www. thincsavannah.com/ Paintings by Jeff Zeigler — Works by Savannah-based painter and illustrator will exhibit at The Sentient Bean during August. Opening Reception Tues. Aug 2, 7pm. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., http://www. thesentientbean.com/ Perceptions of Whiteness — A collection of new works by the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. , http://www. kingtisdell.org/ Portraits to Pixels — The exhibit celebrates the Telfair’s 125th anniversary; includes selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http://www. telfair.org/

Saturday Life Drawing at the Wormhole — Life drawing, painting or sculpting in a private, professional & creative atmosphere. Different models each week. The Wormhole is open only to artists during these sessions. Saturdays, 3-6pm (Door opens 2:45) The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St @ 40th. Cost $10. Contact Eric Wooddell, 912-631-8250. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.,

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Horrible Bosses Two–thirds of a very funny movie, Horrible Bosses takes its irresistible premise an admirable distance before pulling a Wrong Way Corrigan and heading in an alternate direction, away from true comic inspiration and toward convention and compromise. Still, there are plenty of laughs to be mined, and in the genre of ribald male–bonding flicks, it won’t cause a hangover like The Hangover Part II. Even folks living in caves have seen the omnipresent trailer, which cleanly explains the situation: Three regular joes (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) are sick of the abuse heaped on them by their evil employers (respectively, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell) and decide to murder them. They hire an ex–con named Motherfucker Jones (Jamie Foxx) to do their dirty work, but he informs them that he’ll only serve as a consultant and that they’ll have to do the actual killing. His suggestion: Emulate Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (or, as one character amusingly notes, Danny DeVito’s Throw Momma from the Train) by having each fellow bump off another’s boss, thereby reducing the risk of getting caught. Despite a few clunkers, the jokes are generally tight, and the five actors,

especially Spacey and Farrell, are perfect for their roles; only Aniston’s slutty dentist fails to convince, less a fault of the actress than the three screenwriters who don’t know how to write this character so that she makes sense. At any rate, the film works up until the point when the bosses are linked up (no fair revealing how), but instead of using this sequence to expand with the intricate plotting, the writers reveal their limitations by allowing the picture to collapse like a house of cards, serving up a perfunctory final half–hour that’s no match for the bright hour that preceded it.

ZOOKEEPER After being jilted by his girlfriend Stephanie, Griffin (Kevin James) spends the next five years burying himself in his work at the zoo, where he’s appreciated by everyone – especially co–worker Kate (Rosario Dawson) – for his sensitive and caring nature with the animals. But when the ex unexpectedly reenters his life, he hopes to win her back. Breaking their code of silence, the zoo animals reveal to Griffin that all creatures can talk but don’t, because humans couldn’t handle it. Yet it’s clear to these critters that Griffin needs all the help he can get, so they teach him how to woo Stephanie. Joe the lion (voiced by Sylvester Stallone) insists he must be strong and confront her other suitor (a grating performance by former Fear Factor host Joe Rogan). Janet the lioness (Cher) suggests that he make her jealous by lavishing attention on other women. The bickering bears (Jon Favreau and Faizon Love) claim he must strut and growl. Thankfully, he ignores the advice of Donald the Monkey (Adam Sandler): “Throw poop at her.” The screenplay cobbled together by five writers curiously spends a lot more time on Griffin’s bland romantic woes than on the animals, although there is a protracted subplot in which Griffin bonds with a lonely gorilla named Bernie (Nick Nolte!) by taking him to TGI Friday’s. But with Sandler pal Frank Coraci (The Waterboy) in the director’s chair, it’s no wonder the film occasionally lapses into unnecessary crudity: Witness the bizarre scene in which Ken Jeong claims his arms are too numb to retrieve car keys from his own pocket and orders Griffin to stick his hand in there and feel around for them. Try explaining that scene to the tots, Mom and Dad. CS

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MEEK's cutoff (2011, USA) This “Feminist Western” was the talk of Sundance and stars MICHELLE WILLIAMS. It‘s a hyper-realistic depiction of a group of pioneer women on a treacherous cross-country trip in the 1800s. “A Master Class in the power of observation,” says the Wall St. Journal.

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Horcruxes that will allow them to possibly defeat Voldemort. It’s also revealed that Hogwarts is now under the control of Snape, with Death Eaters standing guard outside the castle perimeters. Harry knows he has to break into the school, a mission that will provide some surprising answers to the many questions still plaguing him. Oddly, this is the shortest Potter film of them all (130 minutes), which means that many regulars are only given a fleeting scene or two before being dismissed to their trailers. And while there’s a beautiful moment at which to end the film – a magnificent shot, pulling up and away – it’s followed by a finale that feels protracted and unnecessary (though I understand this was also in the book, so there it is). Beginning as a magical mystery tour for kids and ending as a mature saga about solidarity and sacrifice, the Harry Potter film franchise has spent a decade entertaining global audiences of all ages. Its run may be over, but like family–film classics from the past, this is one series that’s almost certain to hold future generations equally spellbound.

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an audition. Theater auditions: August 22-24. Youth Orchestra auditions: August 27.

Call for artists

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/

Georgia Democrats’ Day of Action

Cookout, voter registration and health fair for Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham County Democrats. Sat. Aug. 6, 2pm. Mill Creek Park, off of Hwy 24 and the 301 Bypass, Statesboro. One of 33 party events statewide events on that day to encourage fellowship and action among Democrats to gear up for the 2012 campaign. Info: tboondry@comcast.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 Flying Fortress 5k

The annual run/walk event will take place November 12, 2011 with proceeds helping restore the museum’s B-17 bomber, The City of Savannah. Early Registration is now available at a discounted rate of $20 for those who register by August 31st. Register at www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/flying-fortress-5k

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.

Kayak for a Kure

Saturday, August 13, 9am. $50, includes entry, BBQ lunch and drinks, live music and a goody bag. The 3-mile paddle begins at Butterbean Beach and ends at the UGA Marine Extension Service Aquarium. Event starts at 10:00am. The paddle is suitable for beginners and experts. Register online by going to http://main.diabetes.org/Savannah or by calling Suzanne Willis at 912-353-8110, ext. 3093

Run for Jane 5k

A unique 5k run/walk at Fort Pulaski honoring Dr. Jane Philbrick and her struggle with Leukemia. Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Registeration before Aug. 1 is $28, $32 afterward, and $35 on race day. Visit www.active.com or Fleet Feet Sports.

Call for Entries Auditions

Fall auditions for Armstrong’s Masquers theatre troupe and for various music ensembles including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, choirs, and orchestra. Call 912-344-2556 during normal business hours to schedule

The Cultural Affairs’ S.P.A.C.E. gallery is seeking proposals for exhibits in 2012. All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibition. Deadline for submissions is September 9, 4 p.m. Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga. gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Call for artists

The gallery at Hospice Savannah is holding its 3rd annual 5x7 art show in September and October. They are looking for artists interested in submitting work. For more info, contact Beth Logan: 912-629-1043 or email blogan@ hospicesavannahhelps.org

Citizens Police Academy

A 13-week program designed to allow residents to informally interact with the members of the police department and the local criminal justice system. Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Police Department Squad Room, 201 Habersham Street. The next class starts Thursday, Sept. 15. Registration is $10. Application deadline is Sept 9. www.scmpd.org or 912-651-2246.

Skateboard Deck Art Competition

Benefit for SMA Angels Charity. Decorate a skateboard deck using any medium. $5 entry fee. Deadline July 31. Entries will hang at Carter Ink Tattoos and Piercings, 3801 Hwy 17, Richmond Hill, thru Aug 15. Info: 912-756-2226 Winners announced Aug. 6. Grand prize: $250 gift certificate from Carter Ink. People’s Choice prize: $100 gift certificate from Carter Ink. 4) Grand Prize will be chosen by a neutral panel (Surprise Judges!) 5) People’s Choice Prize will be chosen by voting on the Carter Ink Tattoos and Piercing’s Facebook page between August 1st and August 5th Carter Ink Tattoos and Piercings, 3801 Hwy 17 , Richmond Hill

Volunteers for Rape Crisis Center

Support victims through our 24-hour crisis line and hospital response. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 912-233-3000 or volunteers@ rccsav.org for an application. Training dates are September 7th & 8th (6pm-9pm), 10th (8:30am-4pm) & 12th through 14th (6pm-9pm each night). We ask that you attend all sessions. All applicants must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check.

Youth Songwriting Competition

Savannah Folk Music Festival Seeks Entries for 6th Annual Youth Songwriting Competition. Deadline Sept. 1. $1000 in prizes to top three entries. Winner invited to perform his/her composition at the Savannah Folk Music Festival Oct. 9 in Forsyth Park. Must be under age 20 to enter. Contest guidelines at www.savannahfolk. org or 912-302-7276.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Aikido Center

Traditional Japanese martial arts downtown on the corner of Broughton and whitaker. Class times: Mon thru Thurs at 6:30 pm; Sat at 11:00 am. Please come by at the beginning of any class for more info. Dues: $40 per month for all classes!

Art Camp for Kids

Summer Art Camp at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Introduction to painting, ceramics, metalwork, mixed media and performing arts in age-

appropriate groups. Fees include all materials. One week sessions: Aug 8-12 full day. ages 6-12; Aug 15-19 half day, ages 4-6. Info: 912651-6783, or www.savannahga.gov/arts.

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.

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/

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

Feldenkrais Method

Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. Hourlong classes are held Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 1:15 pm. Students will learn to improve physical development and body awareness through guided, gentle and subtle movements. For more info, call Elaine Alexander, 912-223-7049.

Feldenkrais Method Classes

Tuesdays 10-11am beginning Aug 9. Improve physical development and body awareness through guided, gentle and subtle movements. Benefits include increased flexibility and endurance, pain reduction, improved athletic performance and promotion of general well-being. Certified Instructor. Coach Wayne Gymnastics, Savannah Mall, Upper level. $15/ class. Contact Elaine Alexander, 912-223-7049.

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: 912-2324232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com

iPhone for beginners workshop

If you’re just getting to know your iPhone this hands-on workshop is for you. Learn about the home screen, syncing, apps, maps and more. Aug. 6, 1-3 p.m. $50/person. Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. www.Learnphones. com

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.

Life Drawing Sessions

Every Wednesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm, at The Butcher- 19 East Bay between Bull and Drayton. $10 admission.

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

Music Lessons

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, bass, voice, violin, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, brass, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail.com Savannah Musicians Institute, 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ,

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579. e-mail 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.


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training

Sept. 26-30 in Savannah. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners respond at the request of local Law Enforcement agencies to perform exams on sexual assault victims. Training is 40 hours with a 40 hour preceptorship to follow. $200 (may be reimbursable). If you are an RN with 2 or more years of experience and want to volunteer your time, please call the Rape Crisis Center at 912233-3000.

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 cabaret. Henry St @ E Broad, Mon/Tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. Call 786-247-9923, anitraoperadiva@ yahoo.com, www.anitraoperadiva.com

Stand Up Paddleboarding

East Coast Paddleboarding offers paddleboard lessons, rentals, tours and sales, as well as a summer camp program for kids. It’s fun, a great way get out on the water and to stay fit. No experience necessary. Eastcoastpaddleboarding. com or 781-267-1810

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/

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

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

Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. http://www.meetup.com/SavannahEnergyHealers/

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

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

Low Country Turners

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

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www. mops.org. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www. fbcislands.com/

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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

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.

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative

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“Greater-Than Sudoku” For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not giving you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1–9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as in a normal Sudoku, every row, column, and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1–9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1’s and 9’s in each box first, then move on to the 2’s and 8’s, and so on). psychosudoku@hotmail.com

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Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Savannah Brewers’ League

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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/

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

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 Jaycees

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

Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-328-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org

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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

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. 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 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

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

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

Son-shine Hour

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

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit www.southernwingz.com

Stitch-N’s

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

Tarde en Espanol

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

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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.

The Peacock Guild

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


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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.

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

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

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www. 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.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

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Beginning Swing Dance Lesson

August 6, 1:00 p.m. Singles welcome. St. Francis Cabrini Church Parish Hall, 11500 Middleground Rd. $5.

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912232-3549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information.

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com

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NO experience necessary! Adult beginner ballet: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm. Barre fusion: Fun, energizing dance-based class combining Ballet Barre, resistance bands, Pilates Mat and music! Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm; Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn Ext, Savannah www.theballetschoolsav.com or 912-925-0903

The Ballet School is offering dance classes from Creative Movement thru Pre Professional level for Ballet, Character Classes, Adult Ballet, Modern, ZUMBA and a variety of adult Pilates/Mat classes. July 25-Aug. 12. Picadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn St. Information: 912-925-0903 or theballetschoolsav.com The Ballet School, Picadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn St. ,

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) I love how the poet Rachel Loden describes her impressions of Daniel Borzutzky’s The Book of Interfering Bodies. She says that reading it is like “chancing upon a secret lake full of trembling lilies that projectile vomit both poems and petroleum.” I call this imaginary scene to your attention, Aries, because I’m wondering if you might encounter a metaphorically similar landscape in the coming week. The astrological omens suggest that you’re attracted to that kind of strange beauty, surreal intensity, and tenderness mixed with ferocity.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) This would be an excellent time to ripen and fine–tune your independence. Would you be willing to try some experiments in self–sufficiency that would inspire you to love yourself better? Is there anything you could do to upgrade your mastery of taking good care of yourself? By working on your relationship with yourself, you will set in motion a magic that will make you even more attractive to others than you already are.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) Even if you don’t usually consider yourself a matchmaker, you could be a pretty good one in the coming week. That’s because you will have more insight than usual about how to combine things in harmonious and evocative ways. In fact, I suspect you will possess a sixth sense about which fragments might fit together to create synergistic wholes. Take maximum advantage of this knack, Gemini. Use it to build connections between parts of your psyche and elements of your world that have not been in close enough touch lately.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) You already know what you need to know in order to make the dicey, spicey transition, Cancerian. Even more amazingly, you already have what you need. But for some reason, you don’t trust what you know and don’t believe you have what you need. So you’re still in a fretful mode, hunting far and wide for the magic key that you think still eludes you. I’m here to persuade you to stop gazing longingly into the distance and stop assum-

ing that help is far away. Look underfoot. Check with what’s right in front of you.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) During my years as a singer in rock bands, I’ve had a theatrical approach to performing. On some occasions, I arrive on stage from the back of the club. Dressed in leather and rags and witchdoctor finery, with a rainbow of fake eagle feathers splayed from my coiffure, I climb into a grocery cart, stand up like a politician giving the V for Victory sign with my outstretched arms, and have my bandmates wheel me through the crowd. I highly recommend that you arrange to make an equally splashy entrance in the near future, Leo. Picture yourself arriving at your workplace or classroom or favorite cafe in resplendent glory, maybe even carried on a litter or throne (or in a grocery cart) by your entourage. It would be an excellent way to get yourself in rapt alignment with this week’s flashy, self–celebratory vibes.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) When I was 19 years old, I was wounded by a shotgun–wielding assailant on the campus of Duke University. A few years ago, I revisited the scene of the crime. For two hours I sat there meditating on the exact spot where I’d been shot. Among the questions I pondered was this: Had there been any benefits that came out of that difficult event? The answer was a definitive YES. I identified several wonderful developments that happened specifically because of how my destiny was altered by the shooting. For instance, I met three lifelong friends I would not have otherwise encountered. My challenge to you, Virgo, is to think back on a dark moment from your past and do what I did: Find the redemption. (Read my full story here: http://bit.ly/StrangeBlessing.)

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) In her multi–platinum song “Tik Tok,” pop star Ke$ha claims that she brushes her teeth with whiskey –– Jack Daniels, to be exact. In interviews, she has said this is not a glamorous fiction or rhetorical device; she really does it. “Jack Daniels is an anti–bacterial,” she told Vanity Fair. You might want to experiment with rituals like that

yourself, Libra. At least for the next two weeks or so, it wouldn’t be totally crazy to keep yourself more or less permanently in a party mood. Why not prep yourself for unfettered fun from the moment the day begins? From an astrological perspective, you need and deserve a phase of intense revelry.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) English raconteur Quentin Crisp told the story of a veteran Hollywood film actor giving advice to a younger actor just getting started. “You’re at a level where you can only afford one mistake,” the wise older man said. “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you’re allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.” I think this perspective is perfect for you to meditate on, Scorpio. The time is ripe to fuel your ambitions and gain more traction in your chosen field. And one of the goals driving you as you do this should be the quest for a greater freedom to play around and experiment and risk making blunders.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

I have regular intimate communion with the Divine Wow (formerly known as “God”). Whether I “believe” in my Dear Companion is irrelevant –– just as I don’t need to “believe” in a juicy Fuji apple while I’m eating it. That’s why atheists seem to me like goofy kooks, as fundamentalist in their own way as evangelical Christians. They have absolute, unshakable faith that there’s no such thing as our Big Wild Friend. Agnostics I can understand better; they’re like pre–orgasmic virgins who are at least open to the possibility of getting the full treatment. I offer these comments as a prelude to my prediction for you, Sagittarius, which is that you will soon have a very good chance to get up–close and personal with the Divine Wow. (If that offends you because you’re an atheist, no worry. Nothing bad will happen if you turn down the invitation.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

For more than 11 years, a New Jersey man named Jesus Leonardo earned an annual salary of about $45,000 by gathering up and cashing in horse–racing tickets that had been accidentally thrown

away by the people who bought them (tinyurl.com/ScrapTreasure). I suggest we make him your role model and patron saint for the coming weeks. Like him, you are in line to capitalize on discarded riches and unappreciated assets. Be on the lookout for the treasure hidden in the trash.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) You’re now in a phase of your long–term cycle when life will be extra responsive to your vivacious curiosity. That’s why I encourage you to ask riveting questions. Ask whom? God, if that’s your style; your higher self, if that works better; or sources of wisdom and vitality you respect, if you prefer that. Here are four queries to get you started: 1. “What is the most magnificent gift I can give to life in the next three years?” 2. “How can I become more powerful in a way that’s safe and wise?” 3. “How can I cultivate my relationships so that they thrive even as my life keeps changing?” 4. “What can I do that will help me get all the love I need?”

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) I was considering the possibility of getting me and my family members those GPS devices that allow you to locate your car if you’ve forgotten where you parked it. But then I had second thoughts. Wouldn’t that be one additional thing encouraging us to let our memories atrophy? The conveniences that technology provides are wonderful, but at a certain point don’t they start threatening to weaken our brain functions? I invite you to meditate on this issue, Pisces. It’s time to have a talk with yourself about anything –– gadgets, comforts, habits –– that might be dampening your willpower, compromising your mental acuity, or rendering you passive.

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 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.

Modern Dance Classes

Teens and adults. 3 weekly dance classes. Mondays, July 25, Aug 1 & 8. 6:45-8pm at The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $15/ class or $40/3 classes. Info: 912-631-0950. The Ballet School, Picadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn ,

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. ,

Salsa Lessons

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 Savannah

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

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 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

Daily cannon 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 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-232-3945.

First Saturday Fun at the Fort

Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien. Cannon firings, musket drills, scavenger hunt, nature trail and kids activities. Sat. Aug 6. 10am-4pm. 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. Cost: $4-$6.50


Haunts and Hags Cruises

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, 912-232-6404

Reunion: The Child’s School/Ryan Hall

Sat. Aug. 13. Reunion for Ryan Hall, also known as The Child’s School, a Montessoribased school that operated in Savannah from 1973-1986. 11:30am - Friends and Family “Bring Your Own Lunch” at Forsyth Park (next to Forsyth Park Café). 6 pm - Reunion Dinner at former location of Ryan Hall, 17 W. Park Ave. Contact Elizabeth Hadwin at 912.355.6322 or ElizaRHad1@comcast.net

Smart Business Lunch

A monthly Chamber of Commerce event. Guest speaker for August is Rick Monroe of Monroe Marketing. Tuesday, Aug. 2nd. 11:30am - networking, Noon - lunch. Savannah Morning News Auditorium, Police Memorial Dr. at Chatham Parkway. $11/members. R.S.V.P. is required by Noon on July 28, contact: Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459 or CDangelo@SavannahChamber.com

Film & Video CineSavannah

A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net

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 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.

everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome.

Savannah

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www. savannahyoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah http://www.savannahyoga.com/

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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

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.

ZUMBA Fitness Classes

3 weekly 1-hour sessions. Thursdays, July 28, Aug 4 & 11. 7:15-8:15pm at The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $10/class or $28/ 3 sessions. Info: 912-631-0950. The Ballet School, Picadilly Sq. 10010 Abercorn

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

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 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/

Healthcare for the Uninsured

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

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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

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

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Hatha Yoga

St. Joseph’s/Candler offers Hatha Yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday from 5:306:30pm. Call 819-MIND (6463) for more info.

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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

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

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

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.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Walk on the Wild Side

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

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website www.wilderness-southeast.org.

Pets & Animals $9 for 9 lives

$9 FOR 9 LIVES program will expand to reduce the adoption fee for all cats ages 1-7 and all kittens to just $9 at the Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center, which is located off Highway 170 in the Riverwalk Business Park, Okatie South Carolina (near Bluffton) and is open Monday through Saturday from Noon-7pm.

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 cs

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Yard SaleS 204 MOVING SALE: Saturday, July 30th, 7am-2pm. 2024 Linnhurst Drive. Fitness equipment, clothing, toys, shoes, furniture, video games, misc. items. Items for sale 300

Antiques & ColleCtibles 305

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Heavy equipment 360 235MF FARM Tractor, diesel, miscellaneous equipment $4200. Call 912-441-7628 want to buy 390 Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Most types, Most brands. Will pay up to $10/box. Call Clifton 912-596-2275. Miscellaneous Merchandise 399 Sears washer & dryer $80/each. Bobby Bully boxing bag $80. Two porcelain pedestal sinks $40/each. Antique comic books $1/each. 912-429-1720 ServiceS 500

business services 501 VALET PARKING & SECURITY SERVICES For all occasions. On-site police security and valet parking attendants for Weddings, Social & Corporate events. Call 912-484-6106 for your private quote.

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Business OppOrtunity 690 Publisher’s Notice of Ethical Advertising Connect Savannah will not knowingly publish false or misleading advertising. Connect Savannah urges all readers to be cautious before sending money or providing personal information to anyone you do not know, especially for advertising in the For Your Information, Help Wanted or Business Opportunity categories. Be especially cautious of advertisements offering schemes for “earning money in the home.” You should thoroughly investigate any such offers before sending them money. Remember, the Better Business Bureau can be a good source of information for you. Real estate 800

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509 SAN ANTON DRIVE 3BR/2BA, Brick in Great Location. Large Formal Living and Dining Rooms. Fresh Paint inside. New Roof 2008. New HVAC 2007. 12 x 20 Workshop. Vinyl Windows & Soffitt and Fascia. Large Fenced Yard. Floored Attic. $149K. Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal Empire 912-663-0558

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Temple Street off Staley Avenue, on 3 lots. 3BR/2BA, den LR, DR, kitchen, heat/air, hardwood floors, laundry room. 912-224-4167

INVESTOR LIQUIDATION 201 SEMINOLE ST.

3BR, 1-1/2 Bath, familyroom, completely remodeled.All appliances remain. $93,900.

5613 BETTY DR.

3BR, 1 bath, move-in condition, total electric. All appliances remain. $83,900. 123 W.TAHOE: 3BR/2BA home in The Lakes at Cottonvale.Total electric,all appliances remain, 2car garage. Move-in condition. Ideal for first-timers. Owner is anxious. Only $125,000. Call Alvin, 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557

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519 VINSON AVE

2BR,1 bath, w/hardwood floors, total electric. All appliances remain. $67,500.

2129 GABLE ST.

4BR,1-1/2 baths, hardwood floors, total electric. All appliances remain. $83,900.

1323 E. BOLTON ST.

2 BR, 1 bath home w/hardwood floors, total electric.$43,900.

506 MAUPAS AVE

4BR, 2 bath home in Baldwin Park. Separate LR and DR, Familyroom. Needs total rehab. Seller wants offers. $230,000.

7310 GRANT ST.

3BR, 2 bath home in Planters Common. All electric. Bring all offers. $115,000.

2514 WHITAKER ST.

Large Quad destroyed by fire. Value is in the land. Priced below tax value. Just $49,900.

HOmes fOr sale 815 WINDSOR FOREST Available For Sale for $69,900! 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, utility room, carport. New wood floors, New paint interior & exterior, and New vinyl floors in bathrooms, and New ceiling fans. This home is located just blocks from schools, shopping, and various restaurants. Also it is located within a few minutes of HAAF. Owner financing maybe available. Owner is licensed Georgia real estate agent. Call Preferred Realty’s Cindy Osborne or Scott Berry, 912-489-4529 or 920-1936 for an appt. today! for rent 855

APT. $525

OAK FOREST DRIVE. 2BR/1BA, central air, appliances, washer/dr yer connections, 912-354-8315 HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 12708 Largo Dr. $100 126 Lake Hse. Rd. $14925 3 Bedrooms 107 Capt John’s Way $1450 105 Sandstone Dr. $1200 308 E. 53rd St. $995 215 Laurelwood Dr. $895 1338 Ryan’s Way $895 32 Arthur Cir. $850 2330 Camellia Ct. $795 117 Chatham St. $795 APARTMENTS Windsor Crossing $650 654B E.36th St. $625 One Bedroom 9159 Ferguson Ave $600 5608-A Jasmine Ave $595 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

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ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 month OffGood for this month only. 912-844-5996 OR 912-272-6820

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Available For Sale! $140,000. Executive style home 3BR (possibly 4), 2BA, LR, DR, large family room w/fireplace, dishwasher, washer/dryer connections, utility room, carport, plus deluxe backyard shed. New wood floors, New paint, New ceiling fans, and New vinyl floors in bathroom, kitchen & laundry room. This spacious home is located just blocks from Armstrong University, near Windsor High School, shopping, and various restaurants. Also it is located within a few minutes of HAAF. Call Preferred Realty’s Cindy Osborne, 912-489-4529 or Scott Berry,912-920-1936 for an appointment today!

1303 E.66th Street: 2BR/2BA, Near Memorial Hosp., W/D connection, walk-in closets. $725/month;$400/deposit. 11515 White Bluff Road: 1BR Apt., walk-in closet, LR, all electric, W/D connection $575/month, $200/deposit. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

1BR MOBILE HOME on quiet deadend street. Good condition, garbage/sewage/water included. 10min from Downtown and malls. $495/month, $295/security deposit. 912-376-1585. 2017 E. 59th st 3Br, 2/Ba, fenced in backyard, washer/dryer connection, total electric, hardwood & ceramic tile floors. 912-659-6630 2 BEDROOM HOUSES 1011 East 34th $600/month 717 Fruit Street $650/month ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT 1011-1/2 East 34th $500/month 912-349-4899 3612 DUANE COURT: Large 2bedroom, 1-bath apartment, newly painted. Huge kitchen, washer/dryer connections. Available NOW. $650/per month, $650/deposit. Call 912-655-4303. 3 Br & 1 Ba , ch& a fenced yard, on bus line route. All appliances washer & dryer pets allowed section 8 welcome. $725 Call 667-1860 3BR/1BA FOR RENT 2152 Mississippi Avenue of Pennsylvania on Eastside. Total electric, no appliances, washer/dryer hookup $600/month 912-507-8127 3BR/1BA, large backyard, quiet neighborhood, new carpet, freshly painted, central heat/AC, large patio, right off Sunset Blvd. 3228 Martha Street. $775/month, Deposit required. Call 912-631-5890 3BR HOUSE in Paradise Park. Garage, fenced yard and more. Deposit and rent $870.

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Almost 2 acres just south of I-95. Lots of uses. $150,000. Call Alvin at 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557

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12350 Mercy Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419 Office: 912-925-4815

CALLING ALL STUDENTS & MILITARY!!!! We are offering 5% off Call or come in today 1/2-OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home,14x70,on high/wooded lot. 3BR/2BA,save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator,full mini-blinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double-car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, on-site garbage service(twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month,including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673.

3 OR 4BR, 1.5BA, great Eastside location. central heat/air, fe n c e d backyard $800/month (Rent-to-own). 2BR/1BA upstairs duplex, Park Avenue $600/month. 912-376-1674 4BR/2.5BA FOR RENT 5228 Garrard Avenue,Brandlewood Subd. off Chatham Pkwy. SW. No appliances, washer/dryer hookup, central heat/air, no pets $1200/month.912-507-8127 4 WEST 53RD STREET 2BR ground floor, Central Heat/air, kitchen furnished, large storage room, off-street parking $620/month, $600/dep. 925-6940 or 844-4211

640 W. 37TH ST. Apt. B

3 Bedrooms, appliances provided including washer/dryer. Central heat/air, ceiling fans. $775/month. Call 912-233-3945/251-648-5705


7331 LEGHORN ST.

3BR/2BA, Family Room, Den, Laundry Room, Kitchen\Dining area, Ceramic tile/laminate, kitchen appliances, heat/air. $1150/monthly, $1150/deposit, $35.00/credit app. Must sign 2-year lease. 912-596-4954

APT. $525

OAK FOREST DRIVE. 2BR/1BA, central air, appliances, washer/dr yer connections, 912-354-8315

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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 ATTENTION LANDLORDS: If you are a landlord looking for a property manager, don’t just call a realtor, call one that specializes in rental property management. Lester Branch Property Management can assist you in the management of your property. Call Lester at 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650.

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MOVE-IN SPECIALS AVAILABLE Newly Renovated Large 2BR/1BA Apartments.New hardwood floors,carpet, paint, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $600-$650/month, utilities may be added to rent if requested. 507-1489/844-3974 SECTION 8 WELCOME Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

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rooms for rent 895

MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 912-925-1831.

Whitemarsh Island Garage Apartment Unfurnished, all utilities included $700, 1 month security deposit + reference. Call 912-898-0179 or 912-484-2055

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

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FOR RENT

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

898-4135

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY

Very nice, includes utilities, cable, washer & dryer. $200/week. $200/deposit. 912-236-1952 GREAT APARTMENT! Ardsley Park/Baldwin Park 1BR/1BA with separate living and dining rooms. $650/month. Call: 912-659-6206.

HIGHLAND WOODS 800 QUACCO ROAD 925-9673

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

Attractive 2BR, 1 Bath, living room, dining room, laundry room, CA/H, fenced backyard. Carport w/shed. $700/month, $650/deposit. Available Aug. 1st. 912-897-4009

House For Rent 919 W. 38th St 3 B/R 1 B/A , ch& a laundry room electric stove, fenced back yard $700 Call 507-6293

•DUANE COURT & Caroline Drive: 2BR/1BA, living room, kitchen furnished, total electric $675/month •BEE RD: 2BR/1BA $625/month. •VARNEDOE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA $625. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

HOUSE FOR RENT: Southside 11223 Largo Drive, lovely 2200 sq. ft home 4BR/ 2/BA, spacious family room w/fireplace, L/R D/R, eat in kitchen utility/room, fenced backyard, convenient location near malls & schools. Credit Check 1200/mo & 1200/ dep. Call 656-5000.

Lovely 2 Bedroom Brick Apt. carpet, blinds, kitchen furnished, central air, no pets. Washer/dryer connections, $550/monthly. Call 912-661-4814

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1128 Graydon St: 2BR/1BA $625 5007 Meding St. 3BR/1BA $700 1121 S.E. 36th: 3BR/1BA + den $750 5 Ruston Ct. 3BR/2BA $750 1129 East 33rd: 3BR/2.5BA $1100 Several Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 RENTAL: Thunderbolt Harbor EliteCondo. 1800sqft 2BR, den, diningarea, 2BA, Jacuzzi, FP, pool, 2-cargarage, balcony overlooking Intracoastal Waterway boat-slip $1800. (912)661-4814 RENT: DUPLEX 1216 E.54th Street. 2BR/1BA $475/month plus $475/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Ave, Close to Daffin Park. Call 234-2726 Days/Nights/Weekends. RENT-TO-OWN Large 3BD/2BA & 2BD/2BA remodeled mobile homes in nice Garden City mobile home park. Pool, basketball court, playground, clubhouse. Low down affordable payments. Credit check required. Call Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675. 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: 3 Chateaugay, next to Welwood. 3BR/1.5BA, central heat/air, furnished-kitchen,LR,laundry-room, carport, fenced yard, new floor,new paint.Outside pets OK.Available Now. $950/month, $900/deposit.. No Section-8. 912-352-8251

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WINDSOR FOREST AREA

Available Now 3BR/1BA, LR, family room, dining area, large kitchen, laundry room, central heat & A/C, shed w/electricity & concrete floor, newly painted interior & exterior. No pets or smoking. $869/Rent + security deposit $889. (1yr. lease required) **Special Discount available for Police officers on rent & sec.dep. No Section 8 Accepted! Call Scott Berry, Property manager at Berry Enterprises, 920-1936. rooms for rent 895

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

One & Two Bedroom Apartments with appliances, utilities included. $170-$225/weekly; Monthly $875. 912-319-4182

ROOMS FOR RENT

SAVE $$$$ WEEKLY SPECIALS Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$135 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $150. Call 912-289-0410.

AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

Own your own home. Renting is just throwing money away. It’s a Buyer’s market, so take advantage of the great deals. I still work with Good, Okay and Bad Credit. Call Tony, 912-604-6145 or email: zackomity@yahoo.com TYBEE - 3 Bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Hardwood floors, carpet, beautiful view. Quiet Street. $1,700 per month, $1,700 deposit. 912-507-4637.

UPCHURCH ENTERPRISES 912-665-0592 912-354-7737

HUNTER’S CHASE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced backyard. Military Discount. $1000/month.

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

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

ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995

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$50 Deposit Efficiencies $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Pets. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840 West Savannah & Bloomingdale •REDUCED RENT!• •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181.

130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $500/mo., NO deposit or $150/week. Near Hunter AAF. Available Now. 912-272-8020 Roommate Wanted, $425/mo utilities incl full access to kitchen 2br/2/ba Call 323-9395 transportation 900

cars 910 CADILLAC Seville, 1996- Excellent condition, well kept, 87,000 miles. Everything works, good motor & transmission. Asking $5,000. Call 912-272-9359

CHEVROLET Camaro Z-28 Convertible, 1998. Corvette engine. 65K miles. Excellent condition $10,995 Call Stephen 316-734-1935

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

39 OLDSMOBILE Toronado, 1985- 80,000 miles. Power, leather seats, 5.0 V8, loaded, new tires, belts. Excellent condition $5,000. 912-727-4159 SUVS 930 2002 CADILLAC Escalade $10,250.00. Clean truck, 131,000 miles, 22” wheels, new tires. View pictures: http://savannah. craigslist.org/cto/2448926555.html. Call 912-844-3974 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940 KAWASAKI Ninja EX500, 1992Runs, As Is. Asking $1,200. Call 234-3041, 352-4571 or 247-6762.

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•730 E. 46th St. 2BR/1BA $900 •612A W.46th: 2BR/1BA, CH&A $700/month. •100 Lewis Drive Apt.14C 2BR/1BA, CH&A $600. •15 Burke Ave 2BR/1BA, CH&A $525. •1005 Hearn St. 2BR/1BA $500 •8 Crows Nest 3BR/2BA w/bonus $1600/month. +DEPOSIT, NO-PETS NO-SMOKING CALL BILL or TONYA: 650-2711

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