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AWOL Open House 2011

What: Offices will be open for a bird’s-eye view of how All Walks of Life Inc uses the arts and technology to successfully develop youth. Cajun fried turkey is the featured refreshment. When: Fri, Sept 2., 5-7pm Where: 6 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. (Behind Starcastle)

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tails, last Wednesday of every month. August location: Second Line. When: Wed. Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Second Line, 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk, Cost: Free and open to the public Info: http://facebook.com/cspotsav

Film: Feast of Flesh (The Deadly Organ) (1967, Argentina)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents this

creepy, campy, so-bad-it’s-good horror flick. Black and white. Dubbed horribly in English. When: Wed. Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave., Cost: $5 Info: 912-232-4447.

Tybee Art Association Show & Sale

What: Monthly art show “Endless Summer” features paintings, prints, stained glass, photography, and more. Opening reception Friday night. Show runs thru Sun. When: Fri. Sept. 2, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Tybee Arts Association Center, 7 Cedarwood Ave., Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public Info: http://www.tybeearts.org/

Music: Jan Spillane and Kathy Kelley

What: First Friday for Folk Music presents South Carolina singer/songwriter Kathy Kelley, with local favorite Jan Spillane opening. Sponsored by Savannah Folk Music Society. When: Fri. Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Cost: $2 suggested donation

Comedy: Tyrone Davis

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thing from family to politics. When: Fri. Sept. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theater @ Club One, 1 Jefferson Street, Cost: $9 Info: http://www.savannahcomedyrevue.com/

Benefit: Kathy Kelley & Darryl Wise

First Friday Fireworks on the River

turing singer songwriters Kelley and Wise. When: Thurs. Sept. 1, 7-10pm Where: Marlin Monroe’s, 404 Butler Ave., TybeeIsland Cost: Free. Cash Bar. Pig Roast--$12 per person. Info: 912-695-7881

When: Fri. Sept. 2, 9:30 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street, Cost: Free and open to the public

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Savannah Craft Brew Fest

What: Three days of beer, but this is no keg

party. Weekend events include a golf tourney, oyster roast, fireworks, dessert party, and a Beer vs. Wine tasting challenge. 150+ brands of craft beer. When: Fri. Sept. 2, Sat. Sept. 3 Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island Cost: Advance/$25-50 per event. Door/$25-75 per event. Info: http://www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com

Run For Jane 5K

What: A unique 5k run/walk at Fort Pulaski

honoring Dr. Jane Philbrick and her struggle with leukemia. Benfiting leukemia research and treatments. When: Sat. Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, US Hwy 80 East, Tybee Island Cost: $35/Race Day Sign Up, $32/Advanced Info: http://www.active.com/

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What: The Forsyth Park farmers market

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What: It’s not just for Saturdays any more! Arts & crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family--it’s a two day party celebrating Labor Day weekend. When: Sat. Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street, Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Fort Pulaski: End of Summer Events end the summer season with a series of hourly activities and programs related to daily tasks in a Civil War era fort. Guided tours, cannon firings, musket firings, masonry demos, cartridge factory demos, musket repair, authentic Civil War dress. Final cannon firing: Sun, Sept. 4. When: Sat. Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Sun. Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy 80 East, Tybee Island Cost: $5/ 16 and older, FREE under 16. Info: 912-786-5787. http://www.nps.gov/fopu

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cannon firings, musket drills, scavenger hunt, nature trail and kids activities. When: Sat. Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE, Darien Cost: $4-$6.50


SavOceanX: Artist Square Plein Air What: An “open air” painting session

dedicated to Savannah Ocean Exchange, with area artists painting and creating ocean-themed work. Come paint or come watch! When: Sat. Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Telfair Square, York & Barnard Info: www.savannahoceanexchange. org/

Midnight Garden Bicycle Ride & Concert: Ben Sollee

What: Pedal thru the city in the Savan-

nah Bicycle Campaign’s third annual fun(d)raising ride, or just come for the show in Forsyth Park by classically trained pop cellist Ben Sollee and his band. Co-sponsored by Savannah Stopover. Ride: 8pm. Concert: 9pm. When: Sat. Sept. 3, 8 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Concert: Free. Ride: $15-$35 Info: www.midnightgardenride.com/

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Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council / SMART Lunch

Lecture: “Illegitimate Mothers from the Bible to the Mommy Blog”

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of Corporate Security with SunTrust Bank, discusses Identity Theft Prevention. R.S.V.P. by Noon on 9/1. When: Tue. Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m. Where: Savannah Morning News Auditorium Cost: $11 Info: 912-644-6459.

Faculty Lecture Series kicks off the year with Beth Howells, associate professor of English, and Teresa Winterhalter, professor of English. When: Wed. Sept. 7, 12 p.m. Where: Armstrong’s Student Union/ Ogeechee Theatre, 11935 Abercorn Street. , Cost: Free and open to the public Info: http://www.armstrong.edu./

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Bash features timeless party tunes and dancing, plus fireworks at dark. When: Sun. Sept. 4, 7 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion , Tybrisa St. & Strand Ave. , Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.TybeeFest.com/ What: Savannah Regional Central Labor Council presents “Keep Georgians Working”. Fun, fellowship, live entertainment. Food available to purchase. Dessert bakeoff and kids activities When: Sun. Sept. 4, 12-4pm. Where: J.F.GregoryPark, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: bhulme@bellsouth.net or 912507-8037.

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What: Tim McMillen, vice president

SavOceanX: Lecture on General George Marshall & The Marshall Plan What: “General George Marshall: The

Marshall Plan: A local story with global impact” Author Jack Uldrich tells the engaging story of the creator of the Marshall Plan, and his early career at Fort Screven on Tybee Island. When: Tue. Sept. 6, 1 p.m. Where: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler Info: savannahoceanexchange.org/

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What: Armstrong’s Robert I. Strozier

Film: The Devil at Your Heels (1981, Canada)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a documenntary about the amazing “Lost” Evel Knievel-esque stuntman Ken Carter in a five-yearlong comedy of errors. When: 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 Age restriction: Suitable for Ages 15+ Info: SentientBean.com cs

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The annual Midnight Garden Ride happens this weekend. Saturday night, to be exact. While it’s somewhat unfortunate that this awesome event happens to start at the same time as the kickoff of Georgia’s opening game of the season, I guess that’s what DVRs are made for... Be that as it may. As someone who has ridden in the Midnight Garden Ride in the past, I can tell you that it’s an event well worth participating in. It is a rare pleasure indeed to traverse the squares of downtown Savannah after dark, without the nuisance of meandering tourists,

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glacially slow trolleys and carriages, CAT buses and road rage crazies. Now, I do have some advice for you. If you’ve ever hung out with bicyclists, you know there’s a certain type to watch out for: The dude rocking the racing gear with the ten thousand dollar bike who thinks he’s racing the Tour de France

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Who hates government? I wonder whether the mainstream pundits listen to themselves. It’s hard to believe they would say the silly things they say if they did. For example, the talking heads on MSNBC like to say that conservative Republicans “hate government.” “If you hate government,” Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, asks, “why would you want to be the government?” Matthews’s evidence is the conservatives’ harping on the national debt, which is about equal to the GDP, and deficit spending, which is close to half of total federal spending, and their opposition to higher taxes to shrink the deficit. To Matthews, expressing concern about those numbers and opposing further spending, borrowing, and taxing is proof of hatred for government. A devastating piece of evidence was Republican votes against raising the debt ceiling even though the package contained future spending cuts. (Of course, they

were not real cuts, but merely small decreases in the rate of spending growth.) The symbol of conservative hatred for government, Matthews said, came during the last Republican presidential debate, when all the candidates raised their hands to indicate they would oppose a deficit–reduction package that contained $10 in spending “cuts” for every $1 in increased revenues. Leaving aside the question of how sincere most Republican conservatives are when they rail against deficit spending, I would like Matthews to answer this: How can a group of politicians and political activists be said to hate government, or “Washington,” when they enthusiastically support: the U.S. government’s global bullying; invasions, occupations, and endless wars; secret CIA prisons; torture as an interrogation technique; extraordinary rendition in which suspects are sent to foreign countries for torture by brutal dictatorships; support for “friendly” foreign autocrats and other oppressive regimes; the USA PATRIOT Act, including warrantless surveillance; national–security letters; the

every time he steps on his trusty steel steed. My advice: Let the Lance Armstrong wannabes truck out on ahead. They’ll be gone in a flash and you can continue your twilight ride at a leisurely pace, enjoying the gorgeous scenery of Savannah at night unfolding slowly all around you, from a brand-new vantage point. And after that roll on over to Forsyth Park to enjoy a free Savannah Stopover-sponsored show featuring Ben Sollee and Cheyenne Marie Mize (the latter of whom many of you will remember from Stopover earlier this year.) And hopefully the score of the Bulldog game will be to your liking when you get home... cs

military–industrial complex; the war on drug users/sellers/makers; energy independence; intellectual–property enforcement; restrictions on immigrants and employer sanctions; consumption taxes; federal marriage regulation; and corporate welfare? I’m sure I’ve left some things out. No one who embraces these actions can claim to be for small government, much less against government altogether. Most conservatives are as much for overpowering government as so–called liberals are. They just want the government to be overpowering in different matters. Conservatives have a cultural animosity to a welfare state that seems to cater to low–income people; apparently for them nothing is worse than an immigrant’s going on the dole. On the other hand, they have little problem with middle–class welfare, such as Social Security and Medicare. One of their arguments against Obamacare was that it includes a half–trillion–dollar cut in Medicare. True, they sometimes talk about giving a role in these programs to private companies, but that’s driven more by a pro– business orientation and a desire for efficiency. So–called liberals, on the other hand, would expand all welfare– state programs while keeping the power “in–house” rather than farming it out to business – they prefer government bureaucrats

to corporate bureaucrats. There might have been a time when “liberals” could be said to oppose the global military establishment, but those days are long gone. When did you last hear a member of President Obama’s party criticize his war program, which is virtually indistinguishable from George W. Bush’s? So the two dominant forces in American politics favor domineering government and, necessarily, a smaller sphere for individual freedom and free markets. Why, then, do Matthews & Co. insist that conservatives hate government? A reasonable explanation is that this strategy is intended to scare people into thinking there is no enlightened alternative to big– government pro–empire Progressivism. They can’t hit conservatives on foreign policy and civil liberties – because they hold the same views! So they have to convince Americans that conservatives would tear down everything they know and love. It’s false, but it may be effective. What’s lacking is a true pro– liberty, anti–power alternative. Actually, it’s not lacking. There are plenty of people promoting the libertarian vision. But the conservative and “liberal” intelligentsia have little interest in letting the American people in on it. cs Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org).


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This summer on Tybee Island was filled with record– breaking high temperatures and record–breaking amounts of reported jellyfish stings. Of course, with the increasing numbers of jellyfish in the water and the increasing number of people on the beach because of the high temperatures, this all makes sense. But with 10,247 reported jellyfish stings to date, the combination is a disaster. A scientist at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Dick Lee, says that there is no known reason for why the jellyfish are increasing, only theories. But they do seem to be increasing. Global warming is one of the many supposed causes, but Lee doesn’t think that global warming is necessarily to blame. “It’s pretty controversial, actually. But, there are a fair number of scientific discussions of an increase of jellyfish in the world...I don’t think the data is overwhelming [to support] that global warming is causing the jellyfish increase, but I do agree that the jellyfish are increasing,” he says. But, there is something that can take some of the sting, quite literally, out of these facts; it’s a product that even the lifeguards on Tybee Island use that’s offered by Coastal Solutions, Inc. called Jellyfish Squish. Coastal Solutions, Inc. is a company based here in Savannah that was founded by Chip Grayson, a Savannah native, in 2007. Jellyfish Squish launched in May 2008 and was the company’s first product. Grayson explains that after a severe sting his daughter received when she

was a little girl, he stared thinking about ways to ease the pain caused by a jellyfish sting. “It’s been in the back of my mind over the years, seeing the kids suffer [and seeing] people trying all kinds of different remedies which I knew couldn’t possibly work. You don’t have to be a chemist to understand that ammonia or vinegar’s not going to solve a problem of something that’s discharged toxin under the skin,” he says. That’s what motivated him to create Jellyfish Squish. But, how does it work? Well, it doesn’t use vinegar, ammonia, or any other household item that’s said to rid the sting; it uses lidocaine. Lidocaine is often used as an anaesthetic and it “shuts down nerve receptors and prevents them from sending pain signals,” says Grayson. “It’s water soluble, so it penetrates the skin in about 30 seconds.” A study that Dick Lee and the late Peter Verity completed proves that this product really does all that it claims to do. The study tested lidocaine against chemicals that are traditionally used to treat jellyfish stings like ammonia, meat tenderizer, baking soda and salt water. The scientists used tentacles from three different types of jellyfish commonly known as sea nettle, sea wasp and Portuguese man–of–war to sting themselves on the arm and treat the sting with the various chemicals to test which one was most effective at relieving the pain.

“On a jellyfish tentacle there are these little cells, nematocysts they’re called, and there’s a little curled up dart in there. When some kind of irritation causes it to discharge, it discharges from this little hole and hits your skin, and there’s some sting to it” Lee says. The tentacles also leave behind nematocysts on the skin that don’t discharge until aggravated. Lidocaine can fight against the nematocysts that are already stinging and the ones that have yet to discharge. “An interesting thing with lidocaine is not only did it bring relief, it forces your nerves not to send a signal that there’s pain,” says Lee. “Lidocaine also anesthetizes the jellyfish tentacles so that the ones that are on the skin that have not been discharged will not discharge. I think that the two [combined] is why the relief is so powerful.” So, what are other household remedies actually doing for your sting? Nothing. In fact, if anything, they are only making it worse. “After testing vinegar, ammonia, lidocaine, sea water, baking soda and meat tenderizer, we agreed that there was no relief at all from anything but lidocaine. In fact, I would say it was just the opposite. Under the microscope, the vinegar actually stimulated more nematocysts to fire. So actually, the pain was worse with vinegar,” says Lee. Jellyfish Squish is sold not only in local pharmacies, beach stores and sporting goods stores, but in stores like these nationwide. You can also order online at www.coastalsolutionsinc.com. cs For more info on the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography visit: www.skio.usg.edu


A guide to bigger-than-usual events over this holiday weekend by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

Labor Day weekend falls right in the middle crack between the hot, dead summer and the culturally vibrant fall. It’s the holiday equivalent of passing Go and collecting $200. School is open again, and everyone’s settling in for the long haul until the jolly holidays at the end of the year. As we begin the autumnal trek around the board, there’s always quite a bit going on over the last three–day weekend before cooler weather begins to approach (granted, in Savannah that might be another two or three months). Here’s a rundown of the special Savannah–area events planned for this particular Labor Day. • Starting Friday, the 4th annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest is a three– day exploration and celebration of craft

beer, with professional and home brewers from all over the place converging on the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Lectures, symposiums, presentations, special dinners and other events make up the rest of the weekend (several other venues are involved). The Grand Tasting is on Saturday, the International Grand Tasting on Sunday. Tickets, details, schedules et al are available at savannahcraftbrewfest.com. And be sure to check out the special BrewFest guide within this issue. • It’s the River Street Labor Day Celebration. Fireworks at 9:30 Friday night! Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, look for live music, an arts and crafts fair, refreshments and family stuff along the Savannah River and Rousakis Plaza.

• Although the annual Tybee Festival of the Arts is still more than a month away (it’s Oct. 15 and 16, at Jaycee Park), the Tybee Arts Association has its monthly show and sale on this Labor Day weekend. Local artisans have done up stuff to the theme of “Endless Summer,” and they’ll be all set up and ready for visitors Friday through Sunday (Sept. 2–4) in the Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Ave. in the old Fort Screven firehouse building. Hours are 6–9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. • Elsewhere in this issue, you can read about the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s “Midnight Garden Ride,” starting at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Forsyth Park Bandshell. When the ride ends around 9, back at the park, that’s when cellist Ben Sollee and his group will perform for free, with a set from the wonderful Cheyenne Marie Mize (there’s an interview with Sollee in this issue, as well).

• Families might want to head to Richmond Hill’s J.F. Gregory Park Sunday for the Labor Day Family Picnic, put on by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council. The free noon–to–4 p.m. event includes stuff like a candy hunt (“Candy in the Haystack”), a water slide and a watermelon seed–spitting contest. First prize in the dessert bakeoff is $75. Bakers, start your telephones: Call (912) 507–8037 to enter. • Barring any last–minute hurricane weather, the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion will be cool (in both senses of the word) on Sunday the 4th – the annual Labor Day Beach Bash. The Swingin’ Medallions, who had a Top 20 hit in 1966 with “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love),” will perform, and Tybee’s patented pyrotechnics (fireworks, that is) will light up the Atlantic sky after dark. Admission is free, but for the first time you can reserve a seat. There are 50 of them, at round tables with 10 chairs each. To reserve seats (at $10 per) see tybeefest.com. CS

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The great quake of 1886 Charleston tremor caused damage in Savannah

by Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius

On Aug. 23, the U.S. east coast was struck by a rare earthquake. One hundred and twenty-five years ago almost to the day, the strongest earthquake ever to strike the east coast hit Charleston, S.C., on a Tuesday night. On Aug. 31, 1886, every building trembled and shook like a dog in the rain. Window glass shattered, plaster walls cracked, and bricks rained down. Savannah had its share of damage from the nearby event. The statue of Liberty on the Pulaski Monument in Monterey Square twisted six inches on its pedestal. A wall at Bay and Drayton Streets crashed through the roof of an adjoining building. A crack opened from the ground to the roof on the east wall of Christ Church. A twenty–foot– long fissure ripped through Bay Street. The wall of a brick building on Broughton collapsed and the roof crashed in; a capstone from the building next door crashed through a skylight and landed by the cashier’s desk. The tracks of the Charleston and Savannah Railway from Yemassee to Charleston bent into S shapes; railway officials blamed volcanic eruptions. Terrified people rushed outside, seeking open spaces. One woman leaped from a second–story window with her child in her arms.

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They both survived, but Delia Supplee was not so lucky. She too jumped out a window. Less than a week later she died from her injuries. The Savannah Morning News reported that at least a dozen people went insane and had to be sent to lunatic asylums, including “the wives and daughters of prominent citizens.” A drugstore clerk started walking the night of the earthquake and didn’t stop until he reached a town 50 miles away. He sent a postcard to his parents saying he could not return. Lucy Foster, a 50–year–old widow in good health, was described as having been “frightened to death.” On the other hand, sometimes the shocks seemed to heal people. Reports spread that 20–year–old Florence Martus of Savannah, the “Waving Girl,” who had been mute since she suffered a bout of meningitis three years before, abruptly started talking. No one got much sleep that night. The Morning News claimed that at least half the people in town stayed outside all night. At 4 a.m. another major tremor shook the city. Shocks continued until morning. The three epicenters of this major destructive quake, now estimated to

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have been about a 7.3 magnitude, were located about 100 miles north of Charleston. But on the night of Aug. 31, people in Savannah thought they must be experiencing The Great Savannah Earthquake. In Charleston scores of people were killed and almost every building in the city, especially the most impressive masonry edifices, needed repairs. One Savannah couple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chapman, was actually visiting Charleston when the shock struck. Mrs. Chapman was pregnant, and she went into labor the night of the quake. Her baby was delivered in a city park crowded with other refugees. The couple named their “earthquake baby” Charleston. The owner of a new stable on King Street in Charleston put down mattresses in the stalls for 150 people, including the Chapman family. Charleston Chapman became one of the city’s major attractions when trains began to arrive with “earthquake tourists.” A visitor from Delaware compared the baby to the infant Jesus in his manger. The family stayed in the stable for at least ten days. Tremors continued for weeks, keeping people awake and on edge.

On Oglethorpe Avenue — then called South Broad Street — people camped out in a covered wagon, with a team of mules hitched up and ready to move them to safety. Merchants slept in their trucks, covered with tarps. When a man jiggled his foot in church one day, a lady sitting in front of him leaped to her feet, ready to race for the door. A young boy who was disappointed that he couldn’t sleep out in a square like other earthquake refugees set up his own tent inside his house. His parents wanted to make the experience feel more real, so they rattled some chairs and shouted, “Earthquake! Earthquake!” The boy was at the stairway before he could be stopped, and proclaimed that “he had had enough of tent life.” Soon Savannah residents realized that Charleston was the center of destruction. Less than a week after the quake two trains, one of eight coaches and the other of six, took people up to see the ruined city. Savannahians opened their pocketbooks, too, contributing more than four times as much for earthquake relief as Atlanta did. Eventually they even learned to find humor — and profits — in the continuing aftershocks. One newspaper ad proclaimed, “‘Did you feel that?’ That was a sudden drop in prices at B. H. Levy & Bro.’s, 161 Congress Street.” cs Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius are the authors of Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow. They will present a lecture and book signing at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, sponsored by The Learning Center of Senior Citizens Inc., on Monday, October 17. For info or tickets, contact Roger Smith, rsmith@ seniorcitizes–inc.org; (912) 236–0363, extension 145.

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The night the bicycles will rule Savannah Even the most experienced cyclists, who are comfortable riding among the cars and truck on Savannah’s busiest streets, have entertained the fantasy: What would it be like if bicycles completely took over local roads? What would it be like to ride on, say, Drayton or Whitaker streets if all the automobiles were replaced with bikes? What would it be like if the tables were turned and bicyclists became the majority? For an hour or so beginning on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m., cyclists from Savannah and around the region will live the dream during the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s third annual Midnight Garden Ride. The event, conceived to promote the joys of cycling through our beautiful city at night, attracted 500 riders last year. Organizers are projecting more than 700 cyclists will participate in the 9.5 mile, police–escorted ride from Forsyth Park through numerous historic districts to Daffin Park and back. Talk to someone who’s taken the Midnight Garden Ride in the past and you’ll likely hear an impassioned sales pitch for an event you don’t want to miss. The Midnight Garden Ride has become hugely popular since the first event in 2009 as it offers the unique experience of riding at night completely surrounded by other cyclists. It’s sociable and empowering at the same time. The sight of hundreds of bicycles with blinking lights and other decorations makes it more like a parade than anything else. The ride has a new starting and ending point this year in Forsyth Park. “We really wanted to increase the visibility for the event, so we moved our venue to the most prominent public space in Savannah, and added a free concert,” says Savannah Bicycle Campaign Chairman Drew Wade. “We are thrilled to partner with Savannah Stopover to offer a fun, uniquely Savannah experience to anyone who wants to join us.” The concert is headlined by Ben Sollee and his band, and also features Cheyenne Marie Mize and local favorites General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers. Though the concert is free, stage front VIP tables are also available,

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through the Savannah Stopover website at savannahstopover.com. The live music provides the centerpiece for the “Good and Evil Party” which includes costume contests for groups and individuals and another contest for best bicycle lighting rig. Raffle tickets will also be available for those who want a chance to win a limited edition 2011 New Belgium Fat Tire cruiser bike or a $500 Quality Bike Shop gift certificate. Notice the title of the event is the Midnight Garden Ride, not the Midnight Garden Race. Savannah Bicycle Campaign Executive Director Frank McIntosh describes it as “the most epic nighttime mellow ride ever.” He says the average speed of the ride, about 10 miles per hour, will result in a pace that “won’t be blistering but may approach brisk at times.” A shorter, four–mile segment is offered for riders who don’t want to travel quite as fast or quite as far. Surely the event will be fun, but the fun is only one part of the event. The other part is the funds, which are essential to supporting the Savannah Bicycle Campaign mission. “SBC is dedicated to building a better Savannah through bicycling,” McIntosh says. “We have been an instrumental force –in partnership with local governments and citizens–in getting more and better bike facilities, educating riders to be better cyclists, and increasing awareness of the importance of bicycling to a happy, healthy, safe and connected community.” Registration is required, all bikes must have a white front and red rear light, and all riders must wear helmets. The registration includes the ride, a Midnight Garden Ride t–shirt, snacks, and free beer provided by presenting sponsor Michelob Ultra. Proceeds from registration fees support the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s education and advocacy efforts. Registration through the Midnight Garden Ride website (midnightgardenride.com) is strongly encouraged, but onsite registration is available from 6–7:30 in Forsyth Park. cs John Bennett is vice chairman of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

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Two teens were practicing dance steps with a group beside a theater on Shawnee Avenue just before 6 p.m. when three males walked up, pointed a gun at the teens and demanded their valuables. The teens dropped their cell phones and an Ipod, which the suspects picked up before running down Mohawk Street. Police saturated the area after getting detailed descriptions of the suspects and found them several blocks away. Joseph McKenzie Jr., 20, of the 300 block of Lynwood Drive, was charged with armed robbery. James Anthony

Jordan Adams, 18, of the 5800 block of Ogeechee Road and a 15–year–old juvenile were charged with being a party to an armed robbery. • A 23–year–old Savannah man is back in custody hours after his release from prison after barricading himself in a stranger’s house as Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police saturated the area around it. Arkeem Arklamean Floyd of the 1600 block of Eleanor Street was arrested after a SWAT team fired pepper spray through a window to coax him from the residence on Audubon Drive in Cloverdale about 3 in the afternoon. Family members had tried to encourage him to surrender.  SCMPD Neighborhood Task Force officers had been focusing on the neighborhood after burglary reports and one resident had called to complain that he was on their porch. Just before 1 p.m. they saw him walking between houses and were attempting to question him when he ran into a residence occupied by an elderly woman, a pregnant woman and a young

male. As the suspect ran to a back bedroom, the occupants of the house left and avoided danger. Police identified the suspect after a family member called 911 to report him missing. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for examination after being subjected to the irritant. • An employee at the Burger King on MLK Boulevard was apparently caught on video holding what appeared to be a lighter in his hands while working at the drive thru. Upon closer inspection it was learned he allegedly would swipe the customer’s credit card in the stores terminal first, then the device in his hand. Police say that the device he was using was a skimmer and it was collecting customers credit card information. If anyone has visited the Burger King on MLK Boulevard between April and August 13, they should monitor their account closely.

• A 24–year–old Savannah woman has been charged with three felonies after taking $5,500 from the bank where she worked. Rebecca Lee Strickland of Fleming Loop Road was charged with theft by taking, forgery in the first degree and computer theft. Between May 6 and June 22 she was a teller manager at The Heritage Bank at 6000 Ogeechee Road and allegedly removed the cash from her cash drawer. She allegedly left tickets indicating the cash had been placed in the vault. A routine audit of Strickland’s cash drawer was conducted and the shortages were discovered. cs  

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I keep hearing about a study showing that secretaries gained an average of 20 pounds when they switched from manual to electric typewriters back in the 60s. But I can’t find any citation. Can you? —Ivana Begley, Seattle To be honest, this is one of the more benign factoids making the rounds of the Internet. It doesn’t involve antisocial behavior or the loss of critical body parts. It even imparts a medically desirable lesson, namely that lack of exercise is a big reason why Americans are porking up. Sure, if you want to get anal about it, it’s wrong. But there’s a sliver of truth to it, and the process by which that sliver was built into a durable Internet legend makes for an instructive tale. The story shows up multiple places and involves considerable variation. The alleged number of calories the secretaries ceased to burn upon switching from manual typewriters to electrics ranges from 60 calories per day to 200, the resultant weight gain from 4 pounds to 20. When a time frame is specified for this epidemic, it may be the 1940s, the 1950s, or occasionally the year 1960. 
 One weight-loss advocate and author, Kim Bensen, struck us as particularly energetic in warning of the dangers of electric typewriters. She consistently claims secretaries who’d made the switch burned 200 fewer calories a day, although she goes back and forth on when exactly it all happened—sometimes it’s the ‘40s, sometimes the ‘50s. We tried to contact her to clear things up but never heard back. No matter. We found the study that’s the source of this nutty idea. It was a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 1958. “Metabolic Demands as a Factor in Weight Control” pointed out that either of two key elements could contribute to putting on weight—food intake going up or energy consumption going down. Deciding the latter had received insufficient attention, the researchers gave examples of

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seemingly minor changes in activity that could add up to significant weight gain over time. For instance, sitting burned nine fewer calories per hour than standing up. A 5-foot-10, 150-pound farmer burned 126 calories per hour driving a tractor with power steering versus 157 calories driving one with manual steering. And then there was typing. A 5-foot3, 120-pound individual, the JAMA researchers contended, used up 88 calories per hour operating a mechanical typewriter compared to 73 calories per hour on an electric. Assuming six hours of typing per day, that meant 450 fewer calories burned per week. If all else stayed the same, she’d gain a pound every 10 weeks, or five pounds a year. Where had JAMA come up with its numbers? We find a reference to a Scottish journal article from 1955, which in turn cites a 1954 Italian paper in which we learn that six young women were found to consume, on average, 1.39 calories per minute pounding on a manual typewriter at 30 wpm but just 1.16 calories doing the same on an electric—a little lower than JAMA figures, but in the ballpark. Crucially, though, no effort was made to determine if the typists actually gained weight as a result of this differential. Rather, we’re told, “these measurements were made over several 10-minute periods.” In other words, JAMA’s stern warning was based on less research than goes into the average high school science fair project. Still, from a gender standpoint the JAMA researchers had been, considering the times, fair, providing examples of potential weight gain in both maleand female-dominated occupations, namely farming and typing. The media made short work of that, ignoring the farmer and concentrating on the typist. “Scientists Warn Slim Stenos May Bulge if Mechanized,” read the Wall Street Journal headline. The lead sentence was clearer: “Think twice before you give that slim secretary an electric typewriter; she may become a little pudgy.” How medieval, you say. Yes, but think what a little jewel of mythmaking we have here. The point the scientific types were trying to make was that modern conveniences collectively increased the tendency to overweight—a legitimate but dull observation. The world then took this unpromising material, ladled in the requisite quantities of sexism and BS, and confabulated a story that’s endured for 50 years. cs

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The heavy hand of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service landed on 11-year-old Skylar Capo and her mom in June, after an agent happened to spot Skylar holding a baby woodpecker in her hands at a Lowes home improvement store in Fredericksburg, Va. Actually, Skylar had minutes before saved the woodpecker from the primed teeth of a house cat and was providing temporary TLC, intending to release the bird when the trauma had passed. The agent, apparently, was unimpressed, reciting a provision of the Migratory Bird Act, and two weeks later, another Fish and Wildlife agent knocked on the Capos’ door (accompanied by a Virginia state trooper) and served Mrs. Capo a citation calling for a $535 fine. (In August, Fish and Wildlife officials relented, calling the agent’s action a mistake.)

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-- Though a study released in June linked birth defects to the controversial mining industry practice of mountaintop removal, lawyers for the National Mining Association offered a quick, industryfriendly rebuttal: Since the area covered by the study was in West Virginia, any birth defects could well be explained merely as inbreeding. (A week later, the lawyers edited out that insinuation.) -- Michael Jones, 50, told a magistrate in Westminster, England, in May that he did not “assault” a police officer when he urinated on him at a railway station a month earlier. Jones claimed, instead, that he was “urinating in self-defense” in that the water supply had been “poisoned by

the evening of May 21 after it had become the mafia.” The magistrate explained that clear that the world would not end as Jones’ argument “is not realistically going predicted by a radio evangelist, drowned to be a viable defense.” after jumping playfully off a bridge into • Inmate Kyle Richards filed a federal Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. lawsuit in July against Michigan’s prison system because of the no-pornography The Continuing Crisis policy in effect (a violation of Richards’ “constitutional rights”). Other states • Save the Environment: (1) Germany’s permit such possession, claimed RichGreen Party temporarily transcended ards, who further supported his case by mainstream environmental goals in June reference to his own condition of “chronic and specially demanded that the govmasturbation syndrome,” exacerbated by ernment begin regulating sex toys conditions behind bars. Additionally, such as dildos and vibrators. Richards claimed to be indigent and Those devices, it said, contain therefore entitled to pornography at “dangerously high levels of the government’s expense. So long Irene! phthalates” and other plastics that can cause infertility and Ironies hormone imbalances. The • When Laura Diprimo, 43, and party called for sex-toy Thomas Lee, 28, were arrested for regulation that is at least child endangerment in Louisville, as strong as the regulation Ky., in June, it appeared to be yet anof children’s toys. (2) “This is a other instance of a mother leaving an clear case where making someinfant locked in a hot car (91-degree thing environmentally friendly heat index outside) while frolicking works for us,” said Lt. Col. Jeff elsewhere (drinking with Lee at the Woods, the U.S. Army’s product Deja Vu club). According to a report manager for small-caliber on WDRB-TV, while the two were in ammunition. He told Military. the police car en route to jail, Lee comcom in May that new steel-core 5.56mm plained that the back seat of the cruiser cartridges not only “penetrate” (kill) more was uncomfortably warm. effectively, but are less environmentally • Undignified, Ironic Deaths: (1) A toxic than current lead-core ammo. 55-year-old man participating in a protest • Judge Giuseppe Gargarella has of New York’s mandatory-helmet law was scheduled trial for later this month in killed after losing control of his motorcyL’Aquila, Italy, for seven members of Italy’s cle and hitting his head on the pavement, national commission on disaster risks even though doctors said he surely would who (though supposedly experts) failed have survived had he been wearing a to warn of the severity of the April 2009 regulation helmet (Lafayette, N.Y., July). central-Italy earthquake that killed 300 (2) An 18-year-old man, celebrating on people. Judge Gargarella said the seven

had given “contradictory information” and must stand trial for manslaughter. (One member had even recommended a high-end red wine that citizens should sip as they ignore small tremors -- which turned into a 6.3 magnitude quake.) • The veterans’ support organization Home for Our Troops had recently started to build a 2,700-square-foot house in Augusta, Ga., to ease life for Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, who had suffered concussive head injuries in Afghanistan and is partially paralyzed. However, in June, the Knob Hill Property Owners Association, which had provisionally approved the design, changed its mind. “The problem is,” one association member told the Augusta Chronicle, there are “5,000-square-foot homes all the way up and down the street” and that such a “small” house would bring down property values. “It just doesn’t fit.”

Pervo-American Community First Things First: Alan Buckley, 44, on holiday from Cheshire, England, was arrested in Orlando in June and charged with taking upskirt photographs of a woman at a Target store. Buckley’s child had gotten sick and was admitted to Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Buckley was apparently killing time at Target after visiting with the child (and was later identified by witnesses because he was still wearing his hospital visitor’s sticker, with his name on it). cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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At 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. With Zoogma Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River Street. $10 Charleston’s Justin Aubuchon and Curt Heiny are the twin keysmen in this hard–playing electronica/sampling outfit, creating music that walks on the wild side of hip hop, crunk and dance R&B, what the labelmakers like to call ghetto–tech. Aubuchon was an original keyboard player in Chronicles of the Landsquid, while Heiny was a member of Telepath. The twosome told an interviewer they create nearly all of their own samples. Said Aubuchon: “When you do hear a sample that’s not ours, you’ll know it wasn’t us that wrote it, but you probably won’t know what it is. Most of what we use is pretty obscure, and we flip it and twist it and make it our own.” See reverbnation.com/archnemesis

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At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. With Kathy Kelley Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grille, 404 Butler Ave., Tybee Island. Free It’s always a pleasant surprise when Savannah–born singer/songwriter and flat–picking guitar ace Darryl Wise makes a return visit home. Wise, who first hit the road (with a band) in the mid ‘70s, is currently a resident (and resident performer) in St. Augustine, Fla., where you can catch him at the delightful Old Mill Tavern, smack in the heart of the old Spanish part of the city. His baritone voice and magnolia blossom lyrics go great with a cold beer on the patio. For this Marlin Monroe’s date, Wise is sharing the bill (and swapping songs) with Kathy Kelley, the singing, songwriting and acoustic–strumming pride of mountainside Taylors, S.C. The free concert is a benefit for the ongoing restoration of the Tybee Post Theater (donations accepted); proceeds from a $12 pig roast will go to the theater, too. The following evening, Sept. 1, Kelley will perform as part of the Savannah Folk Music Society’s First Friday series, with Savannah’s own Jan Spillane. That show, at 7:30 p.m., is at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Admission is $2.

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Since the beginning – Athens in the mid 1990s – Patterson Hood has been the band’s point man, a lyricist of fine craft and literary vision who also knows the dramatic value of smoking hot rock ‘n’ roll. He and fellow founder Mike Cooley, guitarists, singers and songwriters both, have seen the Truckers through myriad highs, lows and in–betweens, through 11 albums, near– brushes with superstardom, personal demons, in–fighting and the at–first–incalculable loss of dynamic lead player Jason Isbell in 2009. The band’s most recent albums, The Big To–Do and Go–Go Boots, focus more closely on the deeply–felt rock ‘n’ soul side of the Truckers. In anticipation of the band’s Sept. 8 show at the Trustees, we got Mr. Hood on the phone.

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Patterson Hood: A little bit. It wasn’t my idea, or any of ours, by any means. But once we came to terms with the fact that it was gonna happen, with or without our involvement, then it became a matter of ‘What can we do to make this something we can be at least proud of?’ They sent me a list of songs they envisioned would be on it, and I swapped a few out. I thought it’d be cooler if it ended with “A World of Hurt,” because it was starting with “The Living Bubba.” I like for the first and the last song on a record to inter–connect. There’s such a discrepancy in the sonic sound between our early and later material. The first album was recorded in my living room. Southern Rock Opera was recorded in a warehouse. From Decoration Day on, they’re all a little closer, because they were all recorded in

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You’ve had this band, through various ups and downs, for 15 years. Do you think of yourself as a survivor? Patterson Hood: Absolutely, definitely, I mean I survived 27, Jesus. And 35, for that matter. I decided this year that I was gonna write a book about what I went through when I was 27 through 29, which was a really, really dark period in my life. I ended up not liking what I was writing so I aborted it. It was where it bumped into some other people that I was having the trouble. I wasn’t willing to take the chance of inflicting the pain towards some people that were pretty major players in that story. I just couldn’t go there. To be a writer of books, you have to be a son of a bitch to some extent, and Lord knows I’ve inflicted enough through my songs, through the years, on enough people. How have you changed over the years? Patterson Hood: I’m older, and I hope I’m smarter. My life sure is better. I’ve had periods where my personal life was in some kind of turmoil, or else some non–existent thing. Because generally, my way of dealing with it when my personal life sucked was just not to have one. Just be on the road 300 days a year instead of 200 days a year. That’s not the case any more – now I actually look forward to coming home at the end of a tour. My kids are the pride and joy of my life. I’m very happily married, and I love my house. So it’s all pretty good. You’ve made a series of video vignettes to go with Go–Go Boots. There’s a cinematic thread to your writing. Patterson Hood: I’m definitely an obsessive movie nut, and that’s probably a big part of what’s wrong with our band! I’m a frustrated film director. So instead of thinking in terms of making an album, I think in terms of making this movie that just doesn’t have a movie. If you listen to our albums knowing that, some of the things that some people find frustrating about our records probably make more sense. That’s why the albums tend to run a little bit long, and why the story arc’s a certain way, and why they end a certain way. I tend to

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end a record the way you would end a movie. “Monument Valley,” at the end of Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, definitely sets a picture to me of the ending of a movie like The Searchers. Recently, you’ve made albums backing first Bettye LaVette, and then Booker T. Jones. How did those projects affect the way the Truckers do things? Patterson Hood: The Bettye Lavette album happened just as Jason was leaving the band, and we were in such a period of flux and transition. Rather than dwelling on what was going on with the band, we got to kind of throw ourselves into this other project. That was really therapeutic. The Booker project taught us a whole other thing. It occurred at a little less traumatic juncture of the band’s history. We only had four days with Booker. What he intuitively figured out about us, in a really short period of time – and then taught it to us – is that we are a lyric–driven band. We’re driven by the imagery of our songs. And all of a sudden we were making this instrumental record. We’d done a couple of songs, they’d gone well, and we were working on this third song, playing it correctly but not right. If that makes sense. We kept trying it again, he’s not liking it. At that moment when a lesser artist would’ve started screaming and yelling, and maybe fired us, Booker just stopped everything and called us in a corner. He painted a picture; he told us a story. He described a Thanksgiving dinner, a family–reunion type dinner. He described the tablecloth it was laid out on, the way it smelled, what his aunt was wearing in the kitchen, cookin’ it up. Young nephews and nieces playing all around. He described the scene to us. The name of the song was “Reunion Time.” He described the scene vividly to us, and then he said “Now play it.” And we nailed it in one take. It totally defined The Big To–Do. We were really into painting these pictures. We wanted the songs to stand up, even without the lyrics. And Go–Go Boots was kind of a natural extension from that. And in some ways, it may be my favorite record we’ve ever made. CS Drive–By Truckers Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. When: At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 Tickets: $25 Phone: (912) 525–5050 Online: scadboxoffice.com

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Ben Sollee was 9 years old when he started taking lessons on the cello, in his Kentucky hometown. Then, as now, the standard student discipline for the instrument was classical music. He studied hard, learned to read and learned about technique.

In Ben Sollee’s hands, the cello is much more than a classical instrument by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

“My dad was an R&B guitarist and my mom sang, and my grandfather was an Appalachian fiddler,” Sollee says. “So when I would go home, we’d play Appalachian fiddle tunes. So I had this kind of dual life. Those two things fed into each other, and I just kept doing that.” In college, he played the classics, but also made time to tour with blues bands and bluegrass ensembles. “As I played with people, I would learn the techniques they used to back up other musicians, put ‘em on the cello, and learn how to solo, and just keep that social aspect of music. Because that’s really where there’s a lot of cross–pollination.” Collaboration, Sollee believes, is key to keeping music fresh and vital. He’s all about breaking down barriers. Like Bela Fleck with his banjo, or Edgar Meyer with his standup bass, Ben Sollee is taking his instrument in bold new directions. He not only bows the cello, he plucks it like a bass, strums chords like a guitar, and makes it rattle and hum like a percussion instrument. He’s also a vocalist – and a pretty good one – so his music isn’t limited to strict instrumentals. His finely–etched songs combine elements of folk, R&B, jazz, bluegrass and yes, classical music. Sollee and dummer/co–vocalist Jordan Ellis perform Saturday, Sept. 3, in a Savannah Stopover–produced show at the Forsyth Park Bandshell. Cheyenne Marie Mize, who co–wrote one of the songs on Sollee’s new album Inclusions, will open the performance (and sing a bit with Sollee, too). He worked with Fleck, the acknowledged master of musical mash–ups, as a member of Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (they played the Savannah Music Festival in 2008). “Bela always talks about the point that he decided ‘All the notes are on the banjo – I just have to go find them,’” says Sollee. “I think that’s a pretty amazing realization, but I never had that on the cello. I never had anybody telling me the cello didn’t have all that. And I guess I already knew all the notes because I was practicing them in ensembles. The cello was always an open platform to me. “Everything I had emotionally, everything I had physically, I could always bring it to the cello and it always gave something back.” Saturday’s concert in the park comes at the tail end of the Midnight Garden Ride, a city–wide, non–competitive bicycle marathon. Sollee and his crew are coming to Savannah in a van. The last time he played here, in 2009, he arrived by cargo bicycle – a specially built Xtracycle to which he strapped his cello, gear and supplies. “The bike tours have always been a way to get away from the very specific, very high–intensity pace of the road,” explains Sollee. “Traveling in vans, where you’re driving through the night to the next gig. Or flying in airplanes from one festival to another. The pace of that kind of thing is just super–human to me. I didn’t really take to it very well. “The bicycle was offering this escape, this limitation: I could only go so fast, I could only go so far. So by using the bicycle I could just be at each place, in a better way and a slower way.” He enjoyed visiting with people in smaller towns. And because he is an arch environmentalist, he enjoyed the knowledge that his bike sojourn wouldn’t do something nasty to the air. Not that it was easy, mind you. “The first tour, I hadn’t trained or prepared myself at all,” he says. “It was kind of an experiment in my mind. I loved riding my bicycle, but never rode it very far. But I just figured you should be able to


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Ben Sollee With Cheyenne Marie Mize Where: Forsyth Park Bandshell When: At 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Admission: Free Artist’s website: bensollee.com Reserved seating: Several round tables are available, between the fountain and the grass; cost is $25 per seat, or $150 for a table of eight. Reservations at savannahstopover.com

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others. “But there is a more conceptual part, where I want to expose the cello in more and more elements. I want young people, adults, everybody to begin to think of the cello as an instrument that you can throw on your back and take with you to jams. “And it’s happening. People are beginning to think ‘Hey, I play this instrument, and it can make all these sounds. I should be able to use it in all the different varieties of music that are out there.’” CS

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get on your bicycle, with your stuff, and ride. “Now, I wasn’t quite as hip to terrain on that first tour, from Lexington down to Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. There’s a lot of hills and mountains.” Eating and drinking correctly, and keeping a sane pace, he finally figured out how to make the exercise work. “I would ride through that four– or five– day barrier,” he adds, “when your body gets real worn out, and then something switches on and you just go.” There’s another bike tour in the works – later this year, Sollee, Ellis and several others are planning to travel from Baton Rogue to Orlando. For now, though, the guys are in standard travel mode. The Inclusions tour, through mid–October, will take them as far north as Indiana and Michigan. As for the distant future, who knows? There will, no doubt, be more cross–pollination, with more artists and more instruments. The possibilities are endless. Collaboration, Sollee says, is “good for my musical health, in that philosophical way that if we take care of ourselves, we can better take care of

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While “Fashion’s Night Out” on Sept. 8 is an international event involving dozens of cities from New York to Seoul, some Savannah artists are doing the best they can to put a local imprint on it. Local artist Matt Hebermehl is one of several collaborating with the Creative Coast Initiative to festoon the shop windows of participating merchants on Broughton and York streets with portraits of local characters. Hebermehl, along with artists Jamie Bowerman, James “Dr. Z.” Zdaniewski, and Creative Coast’s Jake Hodesh, are involved in the “Savannah Windows” project, which is branching out to take advantage of the Fashion’s Night Out event. They were struck by the similarity between a shop window and a picture frame. Not exactly a profound discovery, you might say, but the difference is they acted on it. Hebermehl describes the backstory: “The whole thing started a few months ago with me and Dr. Z doing this project for the Savannah Urban Arts Festival,” says Hebermehl. “We were going to continue painting murals around town, but sometimes when you do that there’s trouble with public

domain and getting permission from certain authorities. “It comes down to the fact that businesses can put anything they want on the inside of their windows,” he says.

“So we came up with this idea of doing these printouts and actually putting them inside shop windows.” Hebermehl says he and the rest of the Savannah Windows crew see Fashion Night Out as an extension of a larger picture. “It’s a responsible way to fit contemporary local art into the structure we’re all living in. We want to show how to tweak what’s already here without disrupting it.” Other artists in the Savannah Windows project include Jose Ray, Katherine Sandoz, Alex Soto, Benjamin Stanley, Kellie Walker, Kay Wolfersperger, and Troy Wandzel. The art that will be in shop windows on Broughton and York Streets on Sept. 8 will actually hang for about a week prior at the Creative Coast headquarters, 15 W. York St. Fashion’s Night Out When: Thurs. Sept. 8, 6–11 p.m. Where: Participating merchants include Banana Republic, Belk, BleuBelle Boutique + Mangled Courtesan at 24e, Bowhouse, Civvies, Copper Penny, Daydreams, E.J. Scandals at J. Parker, fab’rik, Gap, Gaucho, Half Moon Outfitters, J. Parker, James Gunn, James Hogan, Marc Jacobs, Mint, Nourish, Red Clover, Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, Satchel, Savannah Sewing Academy at Clipper Trading, Savannah Shoe Co., SeeJane, Spa Bleu, Style House, Terra Cotta, The Clothing Warehouse, The Paris Market, The Pink Door, Thee Head Above, Trunk 13, Violet Gardens at 24e, Yves Delorme, Zia.

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Can’t get enough of these made–to–order, piping hot burgers and the giant sized portion of fries? Not to fear, another location is opening in 12 Oaks Shopping Center, in the former Umami location. This wildly popular burger chain has two other Savannah locations, Bay Street in Downtown and on Whitemarsh Island. The burger joint is taking about half the space. Street buzz: A wine shop is taking the other half.

Artist and adjunct SCAD instructor Jen Jenkins is opening Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe in early September. She’ll feature a variety of coffee drinks — with strong support from PERC’s Philip Brown — and light food service. In addition, Jen will bring a nice craft beer list and plenty of accessible wines. She’s done a great job sprucing up the former Pizza Rustica location and is a nice addition to the mix of food and beverage outlets serving that neighborhood. 1919 Bull St., 713–5563.

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The hopping little Abercorn Street taco and slider restaurant is taking its menu concept to another location across town — the Congress Street Social Club, 411 W. Congress St. These deliciously flavorful small bite dishes should be a perfect fit for the bar crowd that CSSC is developing. That property looks great since its remodeling — and just needs more traffic to add some energy. The 1710 Abercorn St. site will offer beer and wine when it reopens from summer hiatus on Sept. 5. Watch for a new menu at lunch and dinner.

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“The Artful Table” is a new fund– raising cooking and entertaining book produced by the Telfair Museum. The book features contributions from notable Savannah culinarians like Cynthia Creighton Jones, Susan Mason, Nick Mueller, John Nichols and others w have been inspired by museum masterpieces. The book will be available in October and is in honor of the museum’s 125th anniversary year. You can order in advance through The Telfair Museum. cs  


Shiraz, Syrah. You say tomato, I’ll say to–mah–to. Yeah, it’s the same grape. They more delicate spelling, Syrah, has formed the foundation of elegant French wines for generations. History tells us that the grape came to France with the Romans. All I know is that it appreciates the poor soils of of the Rhone, where it evolves into the delicious wines Cotes du Rhone and Cote Rotie. In Australia, the grape goes by Shiraz, a bolder, more scoffing name for a tough little grape that revels in the equally poor, rocky soils of the Barossa Valley. This hard scrabble landscape forces vines to reach deep for nutrients and water — and produces grapes high in concentrated flavors and character. We’re all very familiar with the bold, brazen all–Shiraz Aussie wines. At the lower end of the price line, they are fruity and bold. On the higher end, more balance comes to play, but the wines are often wanting for a slumber — they are just to young to drink. The French tackled that problem long before the Aussies in the vineyards of Cote Rotie. Here, Syrah is not the only dominate varietal — Viognier also loves this terroir. Viognier by nature is floral,

with hints of honeysuckle. The French blended the two — and produced a wine that’s accessible — but has powerful Syrah character and the balm of Viognier. Yalumba Shiraz/Viognier 2008, Barossa, Australian, is a downunder take on France’s classic Cote Rotie. It’s easy on the wallet, in the $10–$15 range, versus $25 and up for good Cote Rotie. I could have sipped this all night long, and nearly did. Imagine draping your taste buds in a velvety wrap of blackberry, chocolate and espresso. It is rich, elegant and immediately memorable –0– without any real presence of tannins on the finish. Score a win for the Aussies! Sweet wine drinkers aren’t left out of the fray. A South African entry, Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, comes from the Paarl region, similar to the Cote Rotie in terms of soil. However, this is a sweet, semi–dry Shiraz — consider it Shiraz with training wheels. The popularity of Moscato has kicked open the door on sweet wines again — and Jam Jar is an excellent option that will hopefully provide a gateway to new wines drinkers’ exploration of the grape. cs

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.38 Special I’ve been known to rail against bands from the old, old days that have no (or few) original members, yet continue to go out and play all the vintage hits under the original name. “You get what you pay for,” I’ve sniped on more than one occasion, when various creaky–kneed Motown, Britpop or southern rock bands have passed through, with some faceless new guy singing all the leads. Finally, something to crow about. The post–Skynyrd pride of Jacksonville, Fla., .38 Special, has a date at Richmond Hill’s J.F. Gregory Park Oct. 15, and while every single member of the original band isn’t there, two extremely key components are in place: Donnie Van Zant and Don Barnes. Van Zant, of course, is part of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll family in Duval County (his older brother, Ronnie, was the visionary frontman for Skynyrd, when it was still Skynyrd – but you knew that already). He and younger sibling Johnny Van Zant have an ongoing project, the Van Zants. The lynchpin to .38 Special, however, is Don Barnes. Think of all those still– vibrant .38 Special hits – “Caught Up In You,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Hold On Loosely,” “If I’d Been the One.” That’s Barnes – he wrote them and he sang them, and he is almost entirely respon-

sible for .38 Special’s distinctive signature sound. The band is booked to play the 2011 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. We’ll have more on the event as the information becomes available.

This, that, the other • Another cancellation at the Johnny Mercer Theatre: Jerry Butler and the “Hitmakers of Soul” revue, scheduled for Sept. 17. • Deep Cuts, the Magic Rocks & Cecilia Arango will perform Sept. 17 at the Southeast Georgia Combat Firefighter Challenge, a free event in the parking lot of the Savannah Mall. The 9 a.m.–5 p.m. event consists of firefighter–training exercises, with a festive public component – EMS and firefighter trucks and demos, public safety information, kids’ stuff like face painting, and grownup stuff like Bikini Nation Girls, Hooters Girls and loads of food. You can register to compete in the drills at gapinktrucks.org. • Broadway singing star Audra McDonald will perform at the Lucas Theatre Nov. 9. • How about this: There’s a Dec. 9 date on the calendar for Paul Revere & the Raiders at Magnolia Hall in Bluffton. And I checked – Mark Lindsay is no longer singing with the band. You’re welcome. CS


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Caroline McElhinny — Photography that explores the human body and the psychology of the self. Butcher Gallery, 19 E. Bay St.

SavOceanX: Our Coastline and Oceans — Savannah Art Association presents original artwork depicting marine life, and coastal and wetland environments, inspired by the Savannah Ocean Exchange. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in the Airport Gallery. Through Oct. 5. Free Public Reception: Thurs. Sept. 8, 6-8pm at the (parking vouchers provided). Cash bar.

Christina Bray Solo Exhibit — Selected works. AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. Fall Art Classes for Youth — Weekly fine arts classes beginning Sept 12. Art on the Park studio near Daffin Park. tskart@yahoo.com. Hebermehl @ The Butcher — “Blasts from the past priced to sell.” Art show by Matt Hebermehl. Through Sept 8 at The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St. Mary Lum Exhibition: “Shifting Perspective” — Paintings and collages by contemporary artist. Aug. 29–Sep. 30. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Artist talk and reception Fri. Sept. 23, 5:30pm. Paintings by Bobby and Mona Segall — Recent work by Savannah artists. Sept. 1-28 at the JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Opening reception Sept. 1, 6:30-8:00pm. Perceptions of Whiteness — New works by the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Show closes Sept. 4. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

Shinique Smith Exhibition: “Enchantment” — Recent works by this NewYork-based rising star in America’s contemporary art world. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St Symbiosis: Works by Heather Deyling — Paintings, collage and installation inspired by flora. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street Sympatico: Three Island Men Paint Tybee — Recent works by Brad Hook, David Bevill and Larry Williams. Dragonfly Studios, 1204 Highway 80 , Tybee Island TIMS/2011 Teachers’ Art Exhibit — Artwork in a variety of media by teachers (and some students) from Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. Sept. 7-30 Reception Sept. 7, 4-5:30pm. Gallery on Washington, inside Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave.

Sal Lopes: The Water Project — Over twenty photographs of bodies of water around the world. Sept. 6 - Oct. 25. Jepson Center for the Arts.

Tradition/Innovation — A survey of tradition and originality are showcased in crafts by Southern artists. Through September 6. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.

Saturday Life Drawing at the Wormhole — Life drawing, painting or sculpting in a private, professional & creative atmosphere. Saturdays, 3-6pm Wormhole, 2307 Bull St @ 40th. Cost $10. Contact Eric Wooddell,

“Mother and Daughter on the May” — Painting show by Nancy and Margaret Golson features work inspired by the May River and the architecture of Bluffton. The Gallery at St. Paul’s, 34th & Abercorn Sts. cs

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Conan the Barbarian

Seriously, this chatter about the 1982 version of Conan the Barbarian being some sort of classic needs to stop. John Milius’ treatment of author Robert E. Howard’s pulp hero was a lumbering bore, with a wooden Arnold Schwarzenegger not yet seasoned enough to work up the charisma that would serve him well in later pictures. Still, I’m now forced to recall the ’82 model with at least some smidgen of fond nostalgia after sitting through the perfectly dreadful 2011 reboot. A humorless endurance test from the director (Marcus Nispel) who previously desecrated horror staples both good (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and bad (Friday the 13th) with so–what? remakes, this Conan fails in practically every respect. Despite being presented in 3–D, this sports characters who barely fill out one dimension. The battle sequences are staged with little variance and no imagination. There is one nifty FX scene involving an army of monsters made out of sand, but even

this becomes idiotic once it’s apparent that a single tap will cause them to fall apart (guess they should have been fashioned from adamantium instead). As the title warrior who makes it his life’s mission to avenge the death of his father (Ron Perlman), Jason Momoa has the requisite six–pack abs but otherwise comes off as such a contemporary jock that you half–expect him to eventually forget about the bloodletting and start discussing Cam Newton’s chances as the Carolina Panthers’ new quarterback. And speaking of Perlman as his pop, am I the only one who thinks his facial hair makes him look like the title creature from that dreadful ‘80s


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SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D What’s there to say about a movie when Jessica Alba is the best thing about it? Not much, obviously. Alba, perpetually as rigid as a surfboard, at least is inoffensive – even likable – in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, which automatically makes her easier to take than practically everything else in this insufferable kid flick. A desperate attempt by writer–director Robert Rodriguez to resuscitate a franchise that was already running on fumes by its third entry back in 2003, this casts Alba as Marissa Cortez, a retired spy whose husband Wilbur (Joel McHale) and stepchildren Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook) don’t know about her former profession (they think she’s always been an interior decorator). But when her arch–nemesis, the dastardly Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven), reappears on the scene with a master plan to speed up time until it runs out and the world ends, Marissa is called back into action and subsequently forced to let her stepkids join her on the mission. The “4D” in the title refers to the fact that this is presented in “Aroma–Scope,” which means that patrons are handed scratch ’n’ sniff cards meant to be rubbed at designated times throughout the film. This is hardly a new idea: Like most cinematic gimmicks, it originated in the 1950s, and its most recent employment was in John Waters’ 1981 Polyester (not Pink Flamingos, thankfully). The first smell deployed is bacon, and it’s all downhill from there, with a couple of the spots reserved for flatulence odors. This, of course, is right in line with the rest of the movie, which has an unhealthy obsession with all things stinky: A robotic dog (voiced by Ricky Gervais) deploys “butt bombs,” Cecil hurls used barf bags at villainous henchmen, Marissa wallops other goons with dirty diapers, and so on. It’s nice to see the original Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara), as young adults, although they

Fright Night

If you weren’t around in 1985 to enjoy it, the original Fright Night is worth a Netflix rental, thanks to its fleet–footed approach to the vampire genre and a lovely performance by Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent, a late–night horror–show host who helps teenage hero Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) defeat the bloodsucker (Chris Sarandon) who lives next door. The new souped–up version, also called Fright Night, isn’t bad as far as these needless remakes go. It’s for the most part well cast, contains some slyly wicked scenes that equal anything in the original, and expands some of the characters in interesting ways. It’s a shame, then, that the movie botches its version of Peter Vincent, and even more unfortunate that the third act is a furious mishmash of unsatisfying plot developments, unexceptional confrontations and, depending where and how it’s viewed, 3–D blurriness. On the plus side, 22–year–old Anton Yelchin (Chekov in the Star Trek reboot) is believably conflicted as the teenage protagonist, Toni Collette nicely fleshes out her role as his mom (the part in the original was a nonentity), and Colin Farrell is aces as Jerry, the suave, sexy vampire who prefers tight T–shirts to billowy capes. Changing the setting to a Las Vegas suburb, where transient neighbors aren’t as likely to be missed should Jerry elect to sup on one, is also an inspired move. Yet Peter Vincent is no longer a poignant figure – a fading actor–host with nothing but memories – but has instead been reconfigured as a boozy Vegas magician who (insert eye roll here) sports a Batman–esque past that largely leads to the late–inning shenanigans.

ONE DAY

The title of the film One Day refers to July 15, though in truth, it refers to over two decades worth of that date. Beginning on July 15, 1988, when Brits Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) graduate from college, attempt a one–night stand and then decide to remain lifelong friends instead, the picture checks in on the lives of the pair every July 15 through the present day. It’s a high–concept gimmick that could go either way, and this one ends up parting straight down the middle. It’s not a total washout: The movie

nicely captures the whiplash collision of youthful optimism with strenuous reality, and Hathaway and Sturgess are fine together and even better in their individual scenes.

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wear out their welcome around the time that Carmen wipes boogers on Juni’s shirt.

The Help

Given its central plotline – in the racially divided Mississippi of the early 1960s, a white writer (Emma Stone’s Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan) gives voice to the stories of her town’s black maids – it would be easy to dismiss The Help as yet another “liberal guilt” movie, the sort that’s invariably told through the eyes of its Caucasian lead rather than those of its African–American characters. Yet while Skeeter certainly clocks a sizable amount of screen time, it’s never in doubt that the true protagonists are Aibileen and Minny, two domestics brought to vivid life through the extraordinary performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Many of the conflicts play out as expected, and Bryce Dallas Howard’s racist housewife proves to be about as subtle as Cruella De Vil. But interesting subplots abound – I particularly liked the relationship between Minny and her insecure employer Celia Foote, played by Jessica Chastain – and with its influx of emotionally wrenching scenes, The Help provides assistance to adults in search of some cinematic substance.

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30 MINUTES OR LESS A shrill, clumsy film that has no idea how to orchestrate its black–comedy maneuvers, this finds Jesse Eisenberg cast as Nick, a pizza delivery man who’s kidnapped by two grade–A doofuses, Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson). Needing $100,000 in a jiffy, the pair strap a bomb to Nick and inform him that he must rob a bank or else the device will explode. A frantic Nick gets his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) to participate, but matters only get more hectic, not less, in the aftermath of the heist. Eisenberg fares best simply by not straying far from his patented persona (the Social Network star even gets off a joke about Facebook), but whoever thought that casting three irritants like McBride, Swardson and Ansari in the same film was a good idea clearly has a much higher threshold for obnoxious behavior than I do. cs

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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

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

Labor Day Family Picnic

Savannah Regional Central Labor Council presents “Keep Georgians Working”. Fun, fellowship, live entertainment. Free and open to the public. Food available to purchase. Dessert bakeoff and kids activities. Sun. Sept. 4, 12-4pm. J.F.Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill. Info: bhulme@bellsouth.net or 912-507-8037. Richmond Hill

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.

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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.

CommuniTREES: Grants Available for Tree Planting

Savannah Tree Foundation is granting funds to non-profits, neighborhood associations and other organizations for planting up to 10 trees on property that is held in trust for public use. Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 winter planting season. Call 912233-8733 or www.savannahtree.com/.

Exhibit Space & CD/Book Signing Venue

Free exhibit space for artists, writers or musicians for artwork, photography, or venue for book/CD signings in Midway, Georgia boutique. Information: email: acc_ave@yahoo .com. Accessory Avenue, 9754 East Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, GA. http://www.a-avenue.biz/

StartUp Lounge 2011 Applications

Second annual matchmaking session for entrepreneurs and investors is sponsored by The Creative Coast Initiative and Georgia Tech. Got an idea but no money? Got money to invest but no good ideas? Apply to participate in StartUp Lounge. Application deadline is Sept. 1 for the Sept. 15 event. Free to apply. Information: 912-447-8457.

Youth Songwriting Competition

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.

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.

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Classes & 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,-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.

Beach Walk Jewelry Class

Take a walk on Tybee’s beach with jewelry artist Kristine Kennedy,collecting treasures and memories from the sea. Return to Dragonfly Studios for basic jewelry making and assembly techniques. Fee: $35, includes tools and basic supplies for class use. Beginners to advanced. First class, Sat. Sept. 3 10-2 (weather and tide dependent). Info: kkennedydesigns@yahoo.com or 912-786-4431. Dragonfly Studios, Tybee Island

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/

BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE Starts Sept. 6. Tues. & Thurs. evenings, 6:308pm. at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Fee: $65. Sponsored by Georgia Southern Continuing Education. Registration: 855-4785551 (toll-free). Information: http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted or 912-651-2005

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, Sep-

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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/

Creative & Performing Arts Program

Children and Adult Instruction in Piano-GuitarVisual Arts-Vocal-Dance-Spanish. $70.00 for ten weeks of instruction. Free Open House Tues. Aug. 30, 4pm-7:30pm. Salvation Army Community Center, 3000 Bee Road. Classes begin in September. Questions: 912-352-8366 or email salarmyarts@gmail.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.

Fall Art Classes for Youth

Sign up for classes beginning Sept 12. Art on the Park studio near Daffin Park. Weekly classes focus in fine arts. Private classes also available ages 3-18. Instructor Torrey Kist has a professional educational background & Masters in Fine Arts. 6 to 8 week classes as well as portfolio development for middle & high school students offered year round. Email tskart@ yahoo.com. http://www.tskist.com/

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am-12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686.

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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.

Free“ English as a Second Language” Classes

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provisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail.com 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

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The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com

Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-659-3071 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Class

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1 Build to a climax, perhaps 15 Her marriage to Lamar Odom was televised 17 “Go for it!” 18 “This is good” 19 MS enclosure 20 Sounds disappointed 21 “Biography” channel 23 Apt. ad stat 26 It gets struck after the show 27 Greek letters that look like tridents 28 Diamond settings 32 Radio tower tops 34 URL punctuation 37 Without a purpose 38 U may follow them 39 Frozen pops 42 Adds up 43 “One ___” (Joan Osborne hit) 47 Time zone for most of Eur. 48 Mao ___-tung 49 Catholic college in New York 50 Some practicers of Islam 52 Residential care worker, for short 54 WWII naval vessel 55 She played the devil in “Bedazzled” 60 Kept one’s powder dry 61 Treaty sessions

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1 Item for a star search 2 He’s a “really useful engine” 3 The comeback kids? 4 Character that rhymes with Pooh 5 Edgy 6 Ada’s st. 7 Actress Dunaway 8 German equiv. of “miss”

9 Reagan’s “Star Wars” program, for short 10 Washroom, casually 11 Suffix after neur- or psych12 Response to a ring 13 Person who sticks around 14 They may possess 50-footers 16 Platform used to play Metroid 22 When the clocks shift: abbr. 23 Author of the “Goosebumps” series 24 Does impersonations 25 “___ Nacht” (original German version of “Silent Night”) 28 Least loopy 29 Burdens 30 Suit to ___ 31 Really fast plane, for short 33 Fixes 34 ___ Perignon 35 Prophetic 36 Classic Dave Brubeck song 40 Surfer of sorts 41 “___ says to the guy...” 44 Became the responsibility of 45 Camouflaged 46 Horny beasts, in two ways 49 ___ Ste. Marie, Mich. 50 His, to Henri 51 “The Sweetest Taboo” singer 52 Golfer K.J. 53 Drag racing assoc. 56 Tom Hanks movie with a Silly String fight 57 Eisenhower’s command, for short 58 ___-LCD (display type on flat screens) 59 Bollywood actress Aishwarya ___

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/ class (less with membership). www.yogacoopsavannah.com or 912-429-7264.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music

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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.

Pet and People Portraits

Painted in oils or pastel by fine artist Karen Bradley. Call to commission. 912-507-7138

ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore

1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two internetready computers.

Savannah Charlesfunders

The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30pm to discuss stock and bond investing in the global and local markets. Meetings take place at ThincSavannah on 35 Barnard Street. Information: charlesfund@gmail.com.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 6523582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

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“Kakuro” Fill in each square in this grid with a digit from 1 to 9. The sum of the digits in each row or column will be the little number given just to the left of or just above that row or column. As with a Sudoku, you can’t repeat any digits in a row or column. See the row of two squares in the upper-right with a 6 to the left of it? That means the sum of the digits in those two squares will be 6, and they won’t repeat digits. A row or column ends at a black square, so the two-square row in the upper-middle with an 8 to the left of it may or may not have digits in common with the 6-row to its right. Down columns work the same way. Now solve!! psychosudoku@hotmail.com


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

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.

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/ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

Adult beginner ballet & barre fusion

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

African Dance & Drum

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

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. 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 Dance Classes

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) Strange but true: To pave the way for your next liberation, you will have to impose some creative limitation on yourself. In other words, there’s some trivial extravagance or unproductive excess in your current rhythm that is suppressing an interesting form of freedom. As soon as you cut away the faux “luxury” that is holding you back, all of life will conspire to give you a growth spurt.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) Using two tons of colorful breakfast cereal, high school students in Smithfield, Utah helped their art teacher create a gymnasium–sized replica of Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Starry Night.” After admiring it for a few days, they dismantled the objet d’art and donated it as food to a farm full of pigs. You might benefit from trying a comparable project in the coming days, Taurus. What common everyday things could you use in novel ways to brighten up your personal palette? What humdrum part of your routine could you invigorate through the power of creative nonsense? It’s high time to try some experiments in play therapy.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) “The energy you use to read this sentence is powered, ultimately, by sunlight,” says science writer K.C. Cole, “perhaps first soaked up by some grass that got digested by a cow before it turned into the milk that made the cheese that topped the pizza. But sunlight, just the same.” That’s a good seed thought to meditate on during the current phase of your astrological cycle. In the coming weeks, you will thrive by gleefully remembering your origins, by exuberantly honoring the depths that sustain you, and by reverently returning to the source for a nice, long drink of magic.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Speaking about her character Harry on the TV show Harry’s Law, Cancerian actress Kathy Bates said, “Harry is her own woman. She isn’t going to take guff from anybody. I’m very much like her. I try to be diplomatic, but sometimes pterodactyls fly out of my mouth.” I wouldn’t always advise you to follow Bates’ lead,

Cancerian, but in the coming week I do: Be as tactful and sensitive as possible, but don’t be shy about naming the difficult truths or revealing the hidden agendas. Pterodactyls may need to take wing.

states in the days and weeks that follow. It’s a perfect time for you to carry out your own Unhappy Hour, Libra. For inspiration, listen to my version here: http://bitly.com/ UnhappyHour.

LEO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

(July 23–Aug. 22) “My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view,” said gardener H. Fred Ale. I urge you to experiment with a similar approach in your own chosen field, Leo. Conjure up more empathy than you ever have before in your life. Use your imagination to put yourself in the place of whomever or whatever it is you hope to nurture and commune with and influence. And be perfectly willing to make productive errors as you engage in this extravagant immersion.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22): Avante–garde author Gertrude Stein was renowned for her enigmatic word play and cryptic intuitions, which brought great pleasure to her long–time companion Alice B. Toklas. “This has been a most wonderful evening,” Alice once remarked after an especially zesty night of socializing. “Gertrude has said things tonight it’ll take her 10 years to understand.” I expect that something similar could be said about you in the coming week, Virgo. It’s as if you’ll be glimpsing possibilities that won’t fully ripen for a while; as if you’ll be stumbling upon prophecies that will take months, maybe even years, to unveil their complete meaning.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) I periodically perform a public ritual called Unhappy Hour. During this focused binge of emotional cleansing, participants unburden themselves of their pent–up sadness, disappointment, frustration, and shame. They may choose to mutter loud complaints or howl with histrionic misery or even sob uncontrollably. At the end of the ceremony, they celebrate the relief they feel at having freely released so much psychic congestion, and they go back out into the world feeling refreshed. Many people find that by engaging in this purge, they are better able to conjure up positive emotional

SCORPIO

“Age of Mythology” is a computer game that invites participants to strategically build up their own civilization and conquer others. There are of course many “cheats” that help you to bend the rules in your favor. For instance, the “Wrath of the Gods” cheat gives you the god–like powers of lightning storms, earthquakes, meteors, and tornadoes. With “Goatunheim,” you can turn your enemies into goats, and “Channel Surfing” allows you to move your armies over water. But the cheat I would recommend for you right now, whether you’re playing “Age of Mythology” or the game of your own life, would be Wuv Woo, a flying purple hippopotamus that blows rainbows out its back end and blasts lovey–dovey hearts from its mouth. (P.S. Using it will make other good cheats easier to access.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Of all the tribes of the zodiac, Sagittarius is most skilled at not trying too hard. That isn’t to say that you’re lazy or lax. What I mean is that when it’s time for you to up the ante and push toward your goal with more force and determination, you know how to cultivate a sense of spaciousness. You’ve got an innate knack for maintaining at least a touch of cool while immersed in the heat of the struggle. Even when the going gets tough, you can find oases of rejuvenating ease. In the coming week, I suggest you make an extra effort to draw on these capacities. You will need them more than usual.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

Wild mountain goats in northern Italy have been photographed moseying their way up and across the near–vertical wall of the Cingino Dam dam. (Go here and scroll down seven rows to see photos: tinyurl.com/GoatTrick.) It looks impossible. How can they outmaneuver the downward drag of gravity, let alone maintain a relaxed demeanor while doing it? They are apparently motivated to

perform this feat because they enjoy licking the salty minerals that coat the face of the dam. I foresee you having a comparable power in the coming weeks, Capricorn. Rarely have you been able to summon so much of your mountain goat–like power to master seemingly unclimbable heights.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Phrygia was an ancient kingdom in what is now Turkey. In its capital city was the Gordian Knot, a revered icon that symbolized the power of its ruler. According to legend, an oracle predicted that whoever would be able to untie this intricate knot would become the king of all Asia. Early in his military career, Alexander (who would later be called Alexander the Great) visited the capital and attempted to untie the Gordian Knot. He was unsuccessful, but then changed his tack. Whipping out his sword, he easily sliced through the gnarled weave. Some regarded this as the fulfillment of the prophecy, and Alexander did in fact go on to create a vast empire. Others say that he cheated –– didn’t really do what the oracle had specified. And the truth is, his empire fell apart quickly. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned, Aquarius: Untie the knot, don’t cut through it.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) “If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day,” sings Leonard Cohen in his song “Good Advice for Someone Like Me.” I think you already know that, Pisces. Of all the signs of the zodiac, you’re the top expert in simulating the look and feel of an ocean. But even experts sometime need tune–ups; even professionals always have more to learn about their specialty. And I think this is one of those times when you will benefit from upgrading your skills. If your intentions are pure and your methods crafty, you just may reach a new level of brilliance in the art of living oceanically.

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Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.savj.org/

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

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

Salsa Lessons

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

Ceili Club

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

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 Dance Club

“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Cash karaoke prizes. (No entry fee). Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. Beginning Sept 5. $100 cash drawing 1st & 3rd Monday nights. Everyone invited. No cover Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784.

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Savannah Shag Club

Irish Dance Classes

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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

Modern Dance Class

Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory

The Savannah Dance Club

Savannah Dance Club hosts “Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Cash karaoke prizes. (No entry fee). Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. Beginning Sept 5. $100 cash drawing 1st & 3rd Monday nights. Everyone invited. No cover Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-3988784. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

Fitness

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

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Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome.

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Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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

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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

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-tobe prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-7047650 e-mail ann@aikyayoga.com. cs

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.

Moon River Dancers

Basic Dance Lesson: Sat. Sept. 10, 1pm. Salsa for beginners. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Road. near the intersection of Dutchtown Rd. $5. Singles welcome. Monthly Dance: Sat. Sept. 17. Salsa! Lesson 7-8pm, then dance ’til 10:30pm. $10 single, $15 couples for USA Dance members. $15 single, $20 couples for nonmembers. Information: 912-308-9222.

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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 912-398-

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Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111.

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Getting the most out of a Beer Festival by Gerard Walen, roadtripsforbeer.com

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• Buy tickets early. The most popular beer festivals sell out quickly, but many offer an option to buy advance tickets online. If not, contact a friend who lives in the area to snag the tickets for you or contact festival organizers to see if you can work something out. • Prepare to leave. Even though each beer sample is small, you may need a little help getting back to your hotel afterward. Many festivals offer discounted admission for a designated driver. If that’s not feasible, use public transportation or book a hotel within safe walking distance of the festival. Some festivals provide shuttles to and from local hotels, which have much more comfortable beds then the local jail, hospital or morgue. • Eat, eat. Fill your tummy with something yummy before attending and make sure you eat plenty at the festival if food is offered, or bring some in if it is allowed. A full stomach helps slow alcohol’s entrance into your bloodstream and you’ll feel much better in the morning. • Water up. Be sure to stay hydrated, even if it is not a hot day. Alcohol dehydrates you regardless of the weather. • Don’t be greedy. At most festivals, you’ll be getting 2 to 3 oz. a pour. Don’t ask for more than that in your cup. Not only will you look like a jerk, but the pourer won’t do it anyway – it’s against the law. • Pace yourself. This isn’t a college kegger. You may be surprised how quickly your buzz can turn into something more severe when you hurry from booth to booth, especially when some of those booths are pouring high–octane ales or stouts. • Don’t hog the table. If you have a quick question or two about the beer, feel free to ask the pourer. But don’t camp out and hold a long conversation. It’s rude to those behind you and there are plenty of other brews to sample. Besides, if the pourer is a volunteer, he or she might not know much about the beer anyway. If you want a lot of details about a particular offering, contact the brewer later or just check out the brewery’s website. You’ll probably find most of your answers there. • Prepare for the weather. Outdoor festivals are often held rain or shine. Wear a rain jacket if it’s the former; use plenty of sunscreen and wear a hat if it’s the latter. • Wear sensible shoes. You’ll be on your feet a lot. • Take notes. You’ll be sampling a lot of brews. Make sure to jot down the names of those you especially enjoy so you can find them later in the store. Some festivals have programs, which makes this step easier. • Bring cash. You might want to pick up some cool souvenirs, and if there are food vendors, they may not be set up for credit– or debit–card purchases. Also, many festivals support local groups and charities that work at making the world a better place. Drop a little folding money into their donation bucket. • Be grateful. Thank the pourers. Many of them are volunteers, and they work their butts off at these things. For more information check out www.RoadTripsForBeer.com


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Are You Ready for Brew Fest? by tim rutherford | savannahfoodie@comcast.net

This year’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest takes place Sept. 2–4. A Friday night dinner and beer pairing honors the festival’s “Craft Beer Pioneer” award winner Carol Stoudt, of Stoudt Brewing Co. The evening’s food will be paired with Stoudt beers in a casual, backyard barbecue setting on the esplanade of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Five beers, assorted cuisine. $50 per person advance; $75 at the door. The Grand Tasting fills the esplanade Saturday with more than 150 beers being poured that represent more than 40 different American craft breweries. There will be food and souvenir concessions – as well as a full line–up

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Sunday evening, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a beer vs. wine dinner – where Connect Savannah drinks columnist Tim Rutherford will defend last year’s title against Oscar Wong, owner of Highland Brewing Co. of Asheville, NC, and winner of last year’s Craft Beer Pioneer Award. Oscar picked the beers; Tim chose the wines. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the five courses, plus a beer and wine with each course, is $75 per person. Call 721–4800 for reservations. Transportation: There is plenty of

free parking at the Trade Center, but plan to bring a designated driver (free admission). Many festival-goers utilize the City of Savannah’s free water taxi service from River Street and then return there to take a cab home. Tickets and details on all events are online at www.savannahcraftbrewfest. com cs

Wednesday, August 31, The Distillery, 6 p.m., Showcase including New Belgium, Magic Hat, RJ Rockers, Gordon Biersch, Southern Tier and others. Thursday, Sept. 1, The Distillery, 6 p.m. Showcase including Terrapin, Sweetwater, Rogue, Abita and others.

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25 O'Dempsey 26 Lagunitas Brewing Co. 27 Bell's Brewery 28 Strangford Lough 29 Full Sail Beer 30 Duck Rabbit 31 Mad River Brewing 32 Stone Brewing Co. 33 Victory Brewing Co. 34 Redstone Meadery 35 Allagash 36 Cigar City Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 1, Johnny Harris Restaurant, 6 p.m., Join Empire Distributing Co. and a representative from Samuel Adams beers for an evening showcasing Boston Brewing Co. Among the beers being offered will be Oktoberfest (draft), Samuel Adams Lager, Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier, Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA, Samuel Adams Irish Red and Samuel Adams Cream Stout. Keep your pint glass (while supplies last) and refill at special pricing. Other brewery prizes will be awarded. Preview Johnny Harris’ new wings menu!

Second Annual “Night of the Beer Geek”

Friday, Sept. 2, The Distillery, 6 p.m., The Distillery will have seven Dogfish Head beers on tap including Chatea Jiahu, Theobrama, My Antonia, Sahtea, 90 Min. IPA, 60 Min IPA, Festina Peche and a rare vintage keg. A DFH representative will be on hand with “Randall the Enamel Animal,” to pour one of the beers through an ingredient of your choice.

Craft Beer Wrap–Up Party

Saturday, Sept. 3, The Distillery, 6 p.m., Craft Beer Wrap–Up party with Georgia Crown portfolio including Flying Dog, Brooklyn Brewery, Harpoon, Wild Heaven and many more!

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1 Gordon Biersch 2 New Belgium 3 Magic Hat 4 Redhook/Widmer 5 R. J. Rockers 6 Southern Tier 7 Stoudt's Brewing Co. 8 Moon River Brewing 9 Highland Brewing Co. 10 Dogfish Head 11 Original Sin 12 Thomas Creek

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Craft Beer Week Showcases

Other Brew Fest–related events 37 Coastal Empire Beer Co. 38 Great Divide 39 Heavy Seas 40 Left Hand 41 Weyerbacher 42 Abita 43 Rogue Brewing Co. 44 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 45 SweetWater Brewing Co. 46 Terrapin Beer Co. 47 Woodchuck Hard Cider 48 Fox Barrel Cider/Crispin Cider

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Craft Brew Fest Golf Tournament: Best ball tourney starting at 10 a.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor $70 (+tax). Book your team, 201–2240 Brews ‘n Booms: Dessert & Fireworks reception; Riverside at the Westin Savannah Harbor, 8:30–10 p.m. $25 inclusive of beer and desserts, $15 attendees under 21, 201-2000 First Friday Oyster Roast & Fireworks: Riverside at The Westin, 7–9:45 continues on p. 7

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of live music all day. Noon–5 p.m. $35 advance; $40 at the door. A Sunday afternoon tasting of imported beers will be held at the Fest’s official hotel, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. That tasting will include an international paired cuisine option and live music. This event has very limited admission and will feature nearly 50 imported beers representing more than a dozen beer–brewing nations around the globe. 1–4 p.m., $30 per person beer only; $50 each including food.

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All this beer and great music too! Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill

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The Savannah Craft Brew Festival Weekend will not only feature exceptional craft beers, but will also features some of the best local musical talent on two stages.

Friday night at the Craft Brew Dinner, Mary Davis & Company will cover favorite current and classic rock, folk, blues, Motown, beach, jazz and country songs with equal ease. Rock out to smooth tunes as you sample and taste your favorite brews paired with Savannah’s coastal cuisine. Saturday on two stages at the Grand Tasting Event, Ricky Standards and Joey Manning will bring their years of experience to the stage, each with different musical styles that range from the familiar tunes of the ‘60s & ‘70s to acoustic versions of your favorite pop & rock favorites. On the main stage, Jason Courtenay and Jarod Wade, one of the Lowcountry’s most popular duos, will play hits from country to rock to pop, covering classics and current hits. Also rocking on the main stage will be the Chuck Courtenay Band. Chuck and his crew have been performing all over the Southeast in support of their recently released CD. They will perform country and rock ‘n’ roll. Chuck’s voice has been described as “unique, soulful, true southern country vocals.” On Sunday, head to the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa for the delightful sounds of G.E. Perry & Strange Brew. Born in Albany, Ga. and raised in Savannah, G.E. Perry is best known for his body of work in blues, country and jazz, and is a multi–instrumentalist traveling many of the same roads as fellow Georgian performer Gregg Allman. Perry is the consummate musicians’ musician. His “Whatever it takes to yield the best result” attitude has made him a favorite choice by many of his peers, regardless of style, venue, or recording method. cs


Saturday, Sept. 3

Westin seminar is free; all other require admission to the Grand Tasting The Brews 101 – An Educational Seminar: 11 a.m.–Noon, John Pinkerton, Moon River Brewing Co., Harbor Ballroom at the Westin Savannah Harbor Maintaining Handcrafted Quality: Dave Erickson, RJ Rockers, 12:30–1 p.m., Southern Eagle Alehouse (Rooms 102–104 in Trade Center) The History of Women in Brewing: Heather McReynolds, The Cannon Brew Pub, 1 p.m., Oglethorpe Auditorium Brewing Sustainability: Craig Maule, New Belgium, 1:30–2 p.m., Southern Eagle Alehouse (Rooms 102–104)

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p.m. No cover charge; food and beverage a la carte, 201-2000

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Stoudt’s Brewing a Family Business: Jodi & Eddie Stoudt, Stoudt’s Brewing Co., 2 p.m., Oglethorpe Auditorium Philosophy of a Great Brewpub: Mike Leferson, Gordon Biersch, 2:30–3 p.m., Southern Eagle Alehouse (Rooms 102–104) How to Get Started in Brewing: David Erickson, RJ Rockers Brewery, 3 p.m., Oglethorpe Auditorium Southern Eagle Alehouse Panel Q&A: 3:30–4 p.m., Southern Eagle Alehouse (Rooms 102–104), Q&A session will all three panelists: Dave Erickson, RJ Rockers; Craig Maule, New Belgium; and Mike Leferson, Gordon Biersch. Road Trips for Beer Made Easier: Gerad Walen, RoadTripForBeer.com, 4 p.m., Oglethorpe Auditorium cs

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