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Fiesta Latina on River Street

What: Latin American food, music, dance, crafts and over a dozen free live performances. Sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO) and the City’s Dept of Cultural Affairs. When: Sat. Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

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Wednesday Launch Party: Today in Georgia History

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Thursday Fashions Night Out

What: Savannah joins this global fashion



for a list of this weeks gallery + art shows: art patrol

industry party. Visit 35 fashion retailers in downtown Savannah with customized themed showcases, celebrity guests, musical performances, art installations. When: Thu. Sept. 8, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: Broughton Street Cost: Free and open to the public

Music: Drive-By Truckers with The Alabama Shakes

When: Fri. Sept. 9, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: Savannah State University Ball Room Cost: Free/RSVP Required by Sept. 1

SavOceanX: Top Ten Solutions

What: Fifteen-minute presentations from

the ten best solutions to ocean problems, including the winner of the 2011 Gulfstream Navigator Award. When: Fri. Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: Savannah International Trade And Convention Center Auditorium

Open House @ Lucas Theatre

What: Lift the curtain on Savannah’s history

with self-guided tours, archival posters and document displays. Leopold’s ice cream and treats. Watch the Savannah Philharmonic rehearsal at 4:30 from the balcony. When: Fri. Sept. 9, 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theater, 32 Abercorn Street Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

SavOceanX: Taste of Savannah

What: Savannah Area Tourism Leadership

Council hosts the city’s most innovative chefs. Exhibit area explores the ocean through a National Geographic film, folk lore and history. When: Fri. Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Cost: $60

What: Athens rockers and friends in an all-

ages show.

When: Thu. Sept. 8, 7:30 Where: Trustees Theater,

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What: Savannah’s baseball team fights for the

title in the Southern Division Championship Series Game 2. When: Fri. Sept. 9, 7:05 p.m. Where: Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7/general admission

Theater: Fallujah Good

What: A Marine’s combat journal. Savannah

Community Theatre presents the one-man play by Adam Mathes, a Marine platoon commander with Kilo Company’s “Spartans” during AL FAJR. Performed by Benjamin Mathes. Discussion follows. When: Fri. Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Call for ticket info Info: 912-713-1137.


River. Paddle 19th century rice fields teeming with wildlife and history. Finish at Skippers Seafood dock. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets furnished. When: Sat. Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m. Where: Fort King George Historic Site Museum Cost: $35/person

Friday Savannah Ocean Exchange: Georgia Green Economy Summit implications of the emerging Green Economy. Information and reservations: ageorge@ or

Sand Gnats Playoff Game

What: Canoe down the Altamaha

Book Sale: Humane Society for Greater Savannah

What: Dialogue on the


headed to Washington, DC to visit the new WWII memorial, courtesy of Honor Flight Savannah. Ramblin’ Country Band performs. Bring ID to gain admission. When: Fri. Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Where: Air National Guard Base, Dean Forest Road (Left at the Days Inn traffic signal), Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Canoe Excursions: Fort King George in Darien

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Drive-By Truckers perform Thursday night

Store holds its quarterly book sale. Books and some DVD’s. Everything is 25 cents! When: Sat. Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Humane Society for Greater Savan-

Farmers Market

What: Features locally grown fruits,

veggies, herbs and other items.

When: Sat. Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, Info:

Savannah Pride Festival

SavOceanX: McIntosh County Shouters

pride celebration features music, food, vendors, information, and family events. Guest performer BeBe Zahara Benet from RuPaul’s Drag Race. When: Sat. Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: $5/age 16+, children free Info:

Gullah-Geechee group preserving one of the oldest forms of African American cultural and religious expression. When: Sat. Sept. 10, 5 p.m. Where: First African Baptist Church, 23 Montgomery St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Book Signing: Chris McMillan

Old Time Country Dance

“Backwards Off the Curb” signs her memoir about her cross-country pilgrimage of self-discovery. When: Sat. Sept. 10, 1 p.m. Where: E. Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull Street Cost: Free and open to the public

ety presents a dance that’s fun for newcomers and experienced dancers alike. Music from The Glow in the Dark String Band. Pre-dance lessons before each session (7:15 PM). When: Sat. Sept. 10, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: Frank Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Road Cost: $6/members, $8/Gen Adm.

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Film: “Rebirth” Documentary (2011, USA)

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Savannah Philharmonic: The American Spirit

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season. Selections include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. When: Sun. Sept. 11, 5 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $16-$100 Info: 912-525-5050.

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Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market

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Opening Night Thursday Sept. 22 6:30 pm at the Jepson Center for the Arts With the Award-Winning Film

A Sea Change

Friday Sept. 23 6:30 pm

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An Ocean of Truth

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Emerging Filmmakers compete for the Dr. Robert O. Levitt Award for Best Student environmental documentary.

In the Wake of Giants

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We are filling our oceans with trash, even the largest animals suffer from the mess. Here’s what we can do collectively and individually to make it better.

Winning Short Films from the Ocean Science Bowl plus SCAD Student Films

The evening is brought to you by the Telfair Museum – Jepson Center for the Arts and Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.

The evening brought to you by the Savannah Presbytery, the Skidaway Marine Science Foundation in conjunction with BLUE Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.

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TEN YEARS LATER, you have to say he was pretty much right about a couple of things. His philosophy was an epic fail on everything else: superstition instead of science, treating women as chattel, embracing medieval theocracy, targeting civilians, valuing death more than life, etc. The list goes on. But when Osama Bin Laden said America would destroy its economy by waging endless war as a response to 9/11, we see now that he was very close to the truth. When he said America’s fetish for putting corporations ahead of people would lead to implosion at home, we also see now that he was very close to the truth. There are more wars out there than meet the eye. We all know the obvious conflicts America fought in the wake of 9/11: Iraq, Afghanistan, assorted drone/airstrike scenarios in other countries wherever we found, or thought we found, elements of Al Qaeda. Those conflicts are still ongoing. But in the meantime there was another conflict closer to home. That one’s over. Victory has been declared, and you and I are the losers. Revolutions, such as the jihad Bin Laden sought, generally involve redistributing wealth and privilege downward. Recessions, on the other hand, are generally engineered to redistribute wealth and privilege upward. Which is exactly what has taken place. In the ten years since 9/11, while we were distracted by Freedom Fries, American flag lapel pins, gay marriage amendments, creationism, health care, tea parties, Mexicans, birth certificates, socialism, no–tax pledges, the deficit, kitties on YouTube, etc., something else happened, something in truth even more impactful and far–reaching than the terror attacks themselves. We became a banana republic with a vanishing middle class, where 85 percent of the wealth is owned by 15 percent of the people. We became a place where the law of the land says corporate speech is more free than individual speech. We became a place where jobs are gone with the wind, but major corporations are hoarding record–breaking profits and their CEOs are given record-breaking compensation — as they complain about overregulation the whole time.

We became a place with a Congress that’s mostly made up of millionaires — who then, shocker, vote to cut taxes on millionaires. We became a place where an unelected Federal Reserve secretly loans trillions to the banks, on top of the trillions in “emergency” bailouts taxpayers have already ponied up at the urging of both political parties. Meanwhile the bank still takes your house if you fall behind. And we became a place where anyone who points out this painfully obvious class warfare is accused of... class warfare. Don’t be offended that I use the word “war” in this context. It’s intentional. People die in wars, and make no mistake: People will die due to political and moral decisions within our borders just as they will in a shooting war overseas. When Social Security is cut to make sure Chinese creditors get paid, people here are gonna die. When disaster preparedness funding is cut so we can continue to wage war in multiple countries overseas, people here are gonna die. When Medicaid, which pays for most nursing home use in this country, is cut to make sure Wall Street doesn’t have to write off any bad mortgage debt, people here are gonna die. This war at home happened quietly, because it could. What unpatriotic fool would make a fuss about such things when there are foreign villains out there waiting to blow us up at any moment? I realize it’s hardly profound or even marginally interesting to say that 9/11 was taken advantage of by politicians. That’s the nature of politicians. It’s the nature of people. Republicans used 9/11 as a club to bash Democrats for being “soft on terrorism,” even though the whole thing happened on their watch. Democrats used 9/11 as a reason to continue betraying the working class they once supported, and become another money–grubbing tentacle of the free trade octopus.

The media saw 9/11 as encouragement to lose whatever shred of critical thinking they had left and become mindless stenographers (“Some say the sky is blue, some say it’s polka– dotted. Opinions differ.”) You’ll no doubt read a lot of tenth anniversary columns about the vastly expanded U.S. police/surveillance state in the wake of 9/11. It’s of course an area of very deep concern for anyone who values personal liberty. But the police state was going to happen anyway, 9/11 or no 9/11. Government always seeks to increase its power — it’s the nature of all government everywhere — and modern technology in many ways enables such a power grab. The fact that we’ve chosen to become personally addicted to that technology has only made the government’s job that much easier. No one at the FBI or NSA or CIA put a gun to your head and forced you to conduct all your personal and professional business via cellphone and the internet, which are controlled by companies which have already agreed to hand over any of your personal information that the government might want. We did that to ourselves. Because it’s easier that way. Easier than thinking. Looking back, it’s obvious that Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda never had a chance of winning militarily. His war machine paled laughably in comparison to ours. His side was too few in number, too disorganized, too poor in capital and technology, and most importantly, too alienating in its dark, retrograde message. But somewhere in hell Bin Laden is likely taking no small amount of pleasure in just how easy it was to get us to do his dirty work for him. So... it’s been ten years. The decade after 9/11 was going to be a long enough haul on its own, but we had to go make it much, much more difficult than it needed to be. And we will likely be paying the consequences for the next decade. It’s past time to wise up and stop swallowing the propaganda that’s designed to pit us against each other. While we’re busy watching our own special cable news channels and saying all liberals are America–hating socialists and all conservatives are like the Taliban — both epithets showing a profound ignorance of the actual connotations of those words — the real a–holes have already broken in the back door, rifled through our drawers and stolen our cash, jewelry and flatscreen. It’s past time to declare victory in the war on terrorism, and commence fighting the war that our future really depends on.  cs

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Levels of hell A 9/11 story

The first things I noticed about Chuck Sereika were his eyes – dark blue, distant, and sunken, set back as if they were determined to put distance between Chuck Sereika and the rest of the world. When he looked at you, it wasn’t as if his eyes were focused on you. They were looking right through you, at someone, something else. Unimposing, dark–haired and a little stocky, Sereika barely spoke above a whisper. He was intense. I never saw him smile and I never heard him laugh. He had a story to tell me, he’d said, about his experiences in New York City on September 11, 2001. I was working for a daily newspaper in South Florida, and as the 6th anniversary of 9/11 approached, I had asked the readers to e–mail me. Like that Alan Jackson song, I’d asked “Where were you when the world stopped turning?” I got a few responses, but nothing particularly unique. And then I heard from Chuck Sereika. When he gave me the quick version, over the phone, my jaw hit the desk. He directed me online to a story the New York Times had written about him. I made arrangements to meet with

Chuck Sereika, at home in Florida. Inset: Actor Frank Whaley as “Chuck” in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center.

him the next day. Covering my bases, I first called the Times reporter, Jim Dwyer. Could this really be the same guy? I asked. “From what you’ve told me, that’s Chuck,” Dwyer said. “He’s the real deal.” In September of 2001, Chuck Sereika was 32 and living alone, with a closet full of demons, in New York City.


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Physically, emotionally and sexually abused as a child, he had been addicted to alcohol – and to crack cocaine – since his teens. He suffered from severe bouts of depression. Somehow, he’d managed to become a licensed paramedic, but had resigned his job 15 months earlier, ashamed, when he began the latest in a string of


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stays in rehab. In his apartment five miles from the World Trade Center, Sereika awoke to the sound of sirens screaming down the street. There was a message from his sister, Joy, on the answering machine. “Just checking in on you,” she said. “I guess you’re down there helping out.” Sereika switched on his television, and understood, and almost immediately decided what he had to do. He was the black sheep in a badly dysfunctional family, and his repeated failures had strained every bond he had. Except for Joy. “Maybe it’s in my character to help people, because I’ve done it for so long,” Sereika told me. “But it wasn’t even a thought. The only reason I ended up there was because I didn’t want to let my sister down.” He found his blue paramedic jacket, with the ID tag still pinned on, crumpled in the corner of his closet. Then he walked to a nearby hospital and hitched a ride with an ambulance crew that was just heading out to the World Trade Center.

Amidst the chaos, Sereika decided to keep climbing. “I put it into my head that it was a woman and a child that were trapped,” he said. “I actually figured that their lives were probably worth more than mine. I also figured that I wasn’t going to live through this. I thought ‘There’s no way I’m coming back.’ “Because I had to crawl, from the outside, on my hands and knees. There were big spaces in the rubble, and some went down what looked like 90 feet.” I’m going to die up here, he said to himself. And he was OK with that. As he stood atop a concrete slab that had once been part of Building 7, he

heard someone calling to him. Staff Sgt. Dave Karnes, a retired Marine who’d driven in from Connecticut to volunteer, had seen Sereika and assumed he was a real paramedic. “Thank God,” Karnes cried. “The rescue team is here!” Karnes pointed his flashlight into the crushed remains of an elevator shaft, and Sereika peered into the darkness. Karnes had heard a faint voice; it was Will Jimeno, a Port Authority police officer who’d been covered by concrete, steel and rebar for 10 hours, and had all but given up hope. Sereika crawled towards the sound. “I reached for my cell phone – at least, I thought, I can call my sister before I continues on p. 10


When they arrived at the site it was 11 a.m., just after the second tower had collapsed. “It looked like a huge snowstorm in September,” Sereika told me. “Everything was just covered in this white ash. Everybody was standing around. I saw no civilians at all; it was a sea of uniforms. There was nobody to treat. There was nothing there.” Still, he did what he could, helping paramedics, cops and firefighters pick through the smoldering rubble. Late in the afternoon, as the sun began to fade, all of the rescue workers were called down from the mountains of broken concrete, shattered glass and jagged sections of steel. It would be too dangerous to keep digging at night.

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die,” he said. “It fell out of my hand, down one of the holes. It was gone – and that was it.” Twenty feet below ground, he saw Jimeno’s wiggling fingers. “He was pinned from the neck down. I started digging him out on my own, because I didn’t think any help was coming. I wasn’t going to leave him. He was scared.” The frantic young officer talked about his daughter, and his pregnant wife. He cried. “He was begging me to cut his legs off,” Sereiko said. “Like I could cut his legs off! He was trapped pretty good.” For half an hour, Sereika – in a space so tight he couldn’t stand up – pulled rocks away from Jimeno, one at a time. Alerted by Sgt. Karnes, a pair of EMTs arrived, fully equipped. Sereika gave the terrified cop oxygen, and helped insert an IV drip into his arm. It took three hours to get everything cleared away from Jimeno; in the end, the “jaws of life” were used to pry the heaviest pieces away. Sereika never left his side. Once Jimeno had been pulled from the hole, loaded onto a stretcher and

taken away for treatment, Sereika and the others emerged, their clothes filthy and in tatters, their lungs scorched from the smoke and super–heated subterranean air. “When I came out, there was a chief by the entrance,” Sereika explained. “He goes ‘Good job, son,’ and he patted me on the back. And he gets on his radio and says ‘We need another paramedic.’ Which made me feel pretty good.” Dazed and bleeding, Sereika disappeared into the night. He walked 20 blocks to a cousin’s house in Greenwich Village, to find his family members watching a TV recap of the daring rescue of Jimeno – and his fellow officer John McLoughlin, who’d been discovered nearby. He told them what had happened. “And my sister said ‘Well, the TV said it was the fire department that rescued him.’ They didn’t believe me. “So I let it go, because it’s pretty typical for my family not to believe a word I say.” Two months later, Jim Dwyer and the New York Times, hearing rescuers’ talk about “a paramedic named Chuck” who’d just disappeared into the

night after Jimeo was pulled out, found Sereika, and he reluctantly agreed to tell his story. When it was published, his family finally believed him. In 2004, Sereika had gone to yet another rehab facility, in Delray Beach, Fla., and met a girl there named Tracy. They married, and started a house– cleaning business in Vero Beach. Shortly after I met him, the Oliver Stone movie World Trade Center was to be released. The film purported to tell, among other things, the story of the incredible rescue of Jimeno and McLoughlin. Sereika had been made a “consultant” on the movie, and paid as such, but he was never asked to contribute and never visited the set. He told me he was pretty sure Paramount Pictures had done that so he wouldn’t be able to sue them for using his name. I arranged an advance, private screening of World Trade Center in West Palm Beach; Sereika, his wife and I were the only people in the theater. They watched the movie; I watched him. He winced and turned his head

often. Mostly, he stared at the screen. Sure enough, although actor Frank Whaley played him as a mysterious, blank–eyed paramedic in the hole with Jimeno, the character was peripheral and had little to no dialogue. The heroic rescue was carried out by others. Stone had all but erased Chuck Sereika from the biggest moment of his life. “It was a very long, very tiring rescue, and nothing like you see in the film,” he said wearily. “Paramount Pictures can make any kind of movie they want, but certain people know the truth. And the truth stands by itself.” When I think about that awful day in American history, like millions of others, I think about the appalling loss of life, the needless destruction and the damage inflicted on our country’s hard– won sense of safety and well–being. I think about how the word “hero” was re-defined for us all, for all time. And I think about Chuck Sereika. CS

Left to right: A happy viking from last year’s Picnic in the Park, Law and Order star Vincent D’Onofrio from the previous Savannah Film Festival, Joggers at the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

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Fiesta Latina: Sept. 10. That’s this very Saturday, on River Street and Rousakis Plaza. From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., multi–cultural food and frivolity, with music from Orquesta con Clase, Iraida Valdivia, Fusion Latina, Diego Val, Orgullo Paname dance troupe and others. Savannah Pride Festival: Sept 10. One of the city’s most well–attended Forsyth Park events, Savannah Pride paints the town pink this Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m. Live entertainment, info, speakers, a children’s area and more. International Food & Wine Festival: Sept. 10. Once again, this one happens this Saturday, so head on over to the Hellenic Center of the St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church to sample 50 different wines, and food from 12 restaurants, from 4 to 7 p.m. Savannah Jazz Festival: Sept. 18–25. Local jazz and blues performances culminating in Forsyth Park with an all–blues show Sept. 22, and jazz/big band blowout Sept. 23, and a concert featuring jazz guitarist Pat Martino and others Sept. 24. On the 25th, there’s a Children’s Jazz Festival in the park.

Grays Reef Ocean Film Festival: Sept. 22–24. Screenings at the Jepson Center and Trustees Theater, and the Children’s Film Festival at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. It’s part of the Savannah Ocean Exchange, a month–long series of conservation–themed workshops, lectures and seminars.


Picnic in the Park: Oct 2. Eddie Wilson & the Strings of the South once again provide the tuneage as Savannahians attempt to out–picnic one another in Forsyth Park. Because of the impending arrival of the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, this year’s theme is “Rock & Run.” Tybee Pirate Fest: Oct. 6–9. Pirate invasions, a parade, stuff for sale and live music from the likes of the Trainwrecks, Derogatory, the Eric Culberson Band and Departure (the Journey Tribute Band). On the pier and the South Beach parking lot. Savannah Folk Festival: Oct 7–9. For the 22nd year, the Savannah Folk Music Society brings us four events in three days, including a folk concert in Ellis Square (Oct. 7), the Youth

Songwriting Competition and Old Time Country Dance (Oct. 8), and a big finale concert (held in Forsyth Park this year, the Oct. 9 event will feature Tom Chapin, the April Verch Band and others). Savannah Greek Festival: Oct. 13– 15. Yes indeed, it’s Greek food, Greek food and more Greek food. There’s entertainment, too, but ah, the food ... at the Hellenic Center of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival: Oct. 14–15 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. A nice park, nice local music (with a special mid–festival .38 Special concert), arts and crafts, a classic car show and tons of family activities and of course great seafood. Tybee Festival of the Arts: Oct. 16 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) and 17 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.). In a new location this year – Jaycee Park – there’s $2,000 in juried prize money for the local and regional artists who sign up. Savannah Film Festival: Oct. 29– Nov. 5. One of the year’s most anticipated events features day–long screenings of independent films, shorts and more, plus pre–release premieres of some big–

name studio movies AND appearances by in–the–flesh stars! In 2010, we had Liam Neeson and Sir Ian McKellan. This one hasn’t been announced yet. Shalom Y’all: Oct. 30. A delightful day in Forsyth Park, with dozens of vendors on site making and vending fresh and tasty Jewish foods.


Rock ‘n Roll Marathon: Nov. 5. In which an estimate 23,000 runners high– tail it through the streets of Savannah for a total of 26 miles, with a live band every mile or so to keep their adrenaline up. Geekend: Nov. 10–12. Three days of tech talk, computer seminars, demonstrations, lectures, meetings and other 21st Century fal–der–al at the Coastal Georgia Center. Savannah Children’s Book Festival: Nov. 19. Forsyth Park is the place to be for several dozen children’s book authors and illustrators, showing their stuff and chatting to their young fans. Live entertainment, and food, too. cs

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Charges have been filed against the man who admitted leaving a pistol within reach of a 2–year–old boy who remains in critical condition. Ron Allen is charged with second degree cruelty to a child and reckless conduct after the accidental shooting of Jayden Simmons. Allen turned himself in without incident.

The mother of the child, Melinda Simmons of West Broad Court apartments at MLK Boulevard and Henry Street, flagged down an officer on the way to Memorial University Medical Center to report she was taking her son to the hospital with the gunshot wound. Investigators found evidence supporting her explanation that the child found

a gun on the floor of the bathroom and was playing with it when it fired. The mother said Allen, her boyfriend, had left the loaded pistol in the bathroom. • Police have recovered five of the 14 cars stolen from Vaden Nissan Used Cars, and three men have been arrested for the thefts. Arrested were Antwan Jamelle Drayton, 28, his brother Brandon Maurice Williams, 17, and Kenneth Garrard Allen, 18. Police were called to the dealership one morning for a burglary report and employees then discovered that many keys were missing from the key board and a total of14 vehicles were stolen. Two of the vehicles almost immediately were recovered parked at Brookside Apartments at 111 Edgewater Road. A forensics officer saw a third stolen vehicle run the stop sign on Montgomery Cross Road, striking another vehicle. The three occupants started running. Police found Drayton and Williams on the back of Oglethorpe Mall. Williams ran to Chippewa Drive near where four SCMPD canine teams were

training with a team from Brunswick. Two canine teams chased him over a fence where he found another canine team waiting and surrendered. Two other vehicles were recovered that afternoon in the 200 block of Travis Road and at the Red Lion Apartments on Waters Avenue. The latter vehicle was covered with a silver tarp and bearing one of five license plates reported stolen at the same time from Enterprise Auto Rental on White Bluff Road. • Three separate shooting incidents happened a few hours apart within a few blocks of East Savannah. Two men and a 17–year–old girl received non–life threatening wounds when someone opened fire on them at a Skidaway Road Laundromat. Desmond Sutton, 26, Garnell Quarterman, 19, and Javon Cholz were shot in their car as they left the Speed Queen Laundromat at Skidaway and Sunset Boulevard about 12:20 a.m. The two men ran


north on Skidaway several doors to an Enmark station seeking help. Cholz, shot in her leg, crawled into the laundromat where police found her receiving aid from a bystander. The investigation showed the three victims had driven to the laundromat where Quarterman had put clothes in a washing machine and returned to the car which was leaving when the gunfire began. The other two incidents happened almost simultaneously earlier that day. Christopher Washington, 19, said he was walking on Sunset Boulevard when several males walked out of the park and one fired, striking him in the foot. In the 1900 block of East 50th Street, Jerome Johnson, 29, was found on the porch of his residence with a gunshot wound. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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risk of death. If we turn that on its head—probably not an entirely kosher procedure, but I’m writing for the newspapers, not the National Institutes of Health—we project that a 200 mg/1000 kcal increase in dietary cholesterol would result in a 37 percent increase in mortality risk. Don’t freak, though. Six slices of bacon per day increases the average American’s dietary cholesterol intake at most by 22 mg/1000 kcal. Six strips per day means a 4 percent increase in mortality due to cholesterol. • Now, sodium. If you’re the high-risk type, sodium is not your friend—the NIH claims six additional grams of sodium in obese people increases the chance of cardiovascular-related death by 61 percent. However, the common view has been that, for the average U.S. adult, a little extra salt is harmless. In 2010, though, the New England Journal of Medicine published an analysis claiming a nationwide reduction in salt intake would save tens of thousands of lives yearly. If we stick with the possibly questionable assumption that if less is good, more is bad, we estimate the sodium in six strips of bacon per day ups your death risk 3 percent. • Finally, nitrites. According to government statistics, six slices per day increases colorectal cancer risk by 21 percent. Sounds bad, but that translates into just four additional deaths per 100,000 people annually, or an increased mortality risk of 0.004 percent, a negligible amount. So what’s our total risk? Ignoring saturated fat and nitrites and focusing on cholesterol and sodium, we get an increased death risk of a little under 7 percent from six strips of bacon per day. On to cigarettes. Here the risk has been more carefully worked out. A male smoker with a moderate habit (studying the numbers, I’d say we’re entitled to define this as a pack a day) increases his risk of death by 202 percent. So six strips of bacon a day increases death risk 7 percent, while smoking a pack a day increases it 202 percent: • Risk of six strips of bacon = 3.4 percent of the risk of a pack of cigarettes. • Risk of one strip of bacon = about 1/176th the risk of a pack of cigarettes per day. To equal the risk of smoking a pack a day, you’d have to stuff down 176 slices of bacon. Quite a few people do the former; nobody does the latter. • To put it another way, one cigarette is roughly as dangerous as nine slices of bacon. Which, even bacon fanboys will concede, is about what you’d think. cs


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Richard Handl, 31, was arrested in southern Sweden in July after a raid on his home. He had been trying for months to set up a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, but became alarmed when a brew of americium, tritium and beryllium created a nuclear meltdown on his stove. Only then, he said, did it occur to him to ask the country’s Radiation Authority if what he was doing was legal, and the subsequent police raid answered that question. No dangerous radiation level was detected, but Handl still faces fines and a maximum two-year prison sentence for unauthorized possession of nuclear materials.

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(1) The fashion designer Chandrashekar Chawan recently created gold-plated, diamond-studded contact lenses that make eyes “sparkle” (not always a good thing, admitted Chawan, citing reviews calling the look “cringeworthy” and “demonic”). According to an MSNBC report, the “bling” part never actually touches the cornea. (2) Among the trendiest avantgarde beauty treatments are facial applications made from snail mucus, according to a July report by London’s Daily Mail. South Korean glamour consultants were the first to use mollusk extract’s generous moisturizing properties, though a dermatologist warned (on NBC’s “Today” show) that no “controlled” studies have yet demonstrated snail-goo superiority.

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• (1) Colorado inmate Daniel Self filed • Augustin James Evangelista is only 4 a federal lawsuit in July against the Steryears old, but he nevertheless has certain ling Correctional Facility because prison financial needs -- which amount to personnel saved his life. They revived him about $46,000 a month, according to the after he had stopped breathing from an child-support request filed by his mother, attack of sleep apnea, but he contends he “supermodel” Linda Evangelista. A Wall had previously demanded to officials that Street Journal reporter concluded that the he never be resuscitated, preferring to figure is about right for rich kids in New die rather serve out his life sentence. (2) York City, what with needing a driver, deTerry Barth complained to hospital signer clothes, around-the-clock nannies officials that he was “kidnapped” and various personalized lessons. And by paramedics and thus cannot soon, according to a consultant-tobe liable for the $40,000 he has the-rich interviewed in August by been billed by Enloe Medical the Journal, Augustin James will I’m not here become even more expensive, as I’m watching Center in Chico, Calif., where he was brought by ambulance he graduates from his exclusive football following a motorcycle crash preschool and enters his exclusive in August 2010. Barth said kindergarten. he had insisted at the scene • The highest-paid state governthat paramedics not take him ment employee in budget-strapped to a hospital because he had no California in 2010 was among the medical insurance. (Paramedics least productive workers in the are legally required to take anyone system, according to a Los Angeles with a serious head injury.) Times investigation reported in July. Jeffrey Rohlfing is on the payroll as Medical Marvels a surgeon in the state prison system (base pay: $235,740), but he has been • The first published instance of a barred from treating inmates for the woman’s nipple appearing on the sole of last six years because supervisors believe her foot was noted in a 2006 report in the him to be incompetent. Last year, Dr. journal Dermatology and reprised in a Rohlfing earned an additional $541,000 series of U.S. and British press reports in in back pay after he successfully appealed July 2011. The reporting physicians, led his firing to the state’s apparently easily by Dr. Delio Marques Conde, acknowlpersuaded Personnel Board. Currently, edged that out-of-place breast tissue, Dr. Rohlfing is assigned records-keeping while extremely rare, has shown up beduties. fore on the back, shoulder, face and thigh. The foot nipple was “well-formed,” with areola and sebaceous glands. • British college student Rhiannon

Brooksbank-Jones, 19, recently had her tongue surgically lengthened just so she could better pronounce the Korean letter “L.” London’s Daily Mail reported in August that the student had become fascinated with Korean culture and intends to live and work in South Korea eventually -- and would need to speak like a native to succeed. She is now satisfied that she does.

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• Ruth Adams called on Northampton College in central England to measure the purring sound of her gray-and-white tabby cat, Smokey, aiming for a Guinness World Record. The result, she told The Associated Press in March, was 73 decibels, many multiples louder than the average cat’s purr and about as noisy, according to the AP, as “busy traffic, a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner.” (According to cat-ologists, Smokey’s purring could reflect either extreme happiness or extreme stress.) • What took them so long to think of this? “Most wineries rely on the human nose [to detect out-of-place odors],” said the vintner of the Australian boutique wine Linnaea, “but that is time-consuming, costly, and nowhere as reliable as Belle.” Miss Louisa Belle is a 7-year-old bloodhound possessing, of course, a nose that is reportedly 2,000 times more sensitive than the human nose. Her primary job, the vintner told Melbourne’s Herald Sun in July, is to sniff out tainted corks during the bottling process.

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• At a medical board hearing in Manchester, England, in August, anesthesia consultant Dr. Narendra Sharma was accused of placing the hand of a sedated female patient underneath the operating table so that he could fondle his own private parts using a “stranger’s” touch. Two medical workers claimed to have seen him, one of whom said she saw Sharma “exposed.” Sharma explained later that his pants had inadvertently fallen down during one procedure because a previous patient had kicked loose the tape holding them up.


• Two hundred ethnic groups in Cameroon still practice painful “breast ironing,” affecting one-fourth of the puberty-age girls in the country, according to a July CNN dispatch. The situation has barely changed from when News of the Weird mentioned it in 2006. Mothers flatten their daughters’ breasts with a fire-hot pestle to make them less sexually desirable and thus more likely to stay in school and avoid early pregnancy. (In America, ironically, The New York Times reported two weeks later that spa-indulgent women are complaining about “creases” in their breasts -- from sleep posture that creates unsightly “cleavage wrinkles” visible in low-neckline fashions. Several remedial products are available to help women keep their breasts separated, and thus smooth, at night.) cs

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For the third year in a row, the orchestra’s season–opening concert, The American Spirit, has been scheduled for Sept. 11. This year, of course, it happens to be the 10th anniversary of that dire day in American history, and Shannon has designed a program of stirring music by American composers in commemoration of what is know officially Patriot Day. Ironically, neither is an American citizen; they’re both living and working here on permanent resident status. Pratt is a citizen of Australia, while Shannon’s Green Card is from Ireland. One has to live in the United States for a specified amount of years before applying for citizenship; they’re both well on their way, and working for it. “I’ve chosen this to be my home, and it’s important that I get that citizenship,” says Pratt, whose homeland allows him to hold full citizenship in both countries. He joined the Philharmonic a year ago as the organization’s first executive director (the well–traveled Shannon was their initial hire, in 2008). Pratt had worked both Down Under and in Los Angeles in the movie business, and with major international mu-

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Drive–By Truckers. Patterson Hood and his crew of hard–rocking southern songsters have a long–awaited date in the Trustees Theater Sept. 8. Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Re: the date, the season opener consists almost entirely of music by American composers. Sept. 11, Lucas Theatre. Darius Rucker. Don’t call him Hootie, folks, because the Big Blowfish has established a lucrative second career as a country singer. Sept. 16, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Mountain Heart. One of the finest progressive bluegrass bands in the country returns to Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale Sept. 16. Savannah Jazz Festival. It starts on Sept. 18, and there are shows by local and regional players at various venues through the 25th. But guitarist Pat Martino and his group headline the BIG concert, Sept. 24 in Forsyth Park.

Concerts October Widespread Panic. Two nights of Panic – the heirs apparent to the Grateful Dead kick out the jams, and more jams, Oct. 4 and 5 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Savannah Folk Festival. Tom Chapin and the April Verch Band headline the big event Oct. 9, held for the first time in Forsyth Park. Casting Crowns. Grammy–winning, Florida–based Christian rock band, Oct. 15 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. The second concert, “Brahms’ Requiem: A German Requiem,” held Oct. 21 in the breathtaking sanctuary of the Ca-

thedral of St. John the Baptist. Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience. This Cajun dance party (“progressive zydeco”), Oct. 22 at American Legion Post 135, is the first in the Savannah Music Festival’s SMF Live series (the actual festival dates are March 22–April 7, 2012). Simien and his band will spend the lead–off week performing at various public schools.

November Audra McDonald. The Broadway singing star (four Tony Awards) currently co–stars on TV’s Private Practice. She’s at the Lucas Theatre Nov. 9. This is another in the SMF Live series.

John Mellencamp. The sometime Chatham County resident is on tour behind his latest album No Better Than This, parts of which were recorded in Savannah. Nov. 11, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Joe Bonnamasso. Hot–wired blues guitarist and his band, Nov. 20 in the Johnny Mercer. Lady Antebellum. Currently the hottest thing in country music, the Nashville trio has a pile of Grammys and CMA awards. Nov. 27, Johnny Mercer Theatre.

December Ruth Moody Band. This Canadian singer/songwriter and multi–instrumentalist was a longtime member of the fabulous Wailin’ Jennys. Dec. 3, Lucas Theatre. Third Day. Georgia–based Christian pop band, Dec. 1 in the Johnny Mercer. Vince Gill/Amy Grant. Nashville’s First Couple and their 12 Days of Christmas show come to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Dec. 11.

Hot Club of San Francisco. It’s swinging gypsy jazz, played live as accompaniment to vintage 1920s silent films. And these guys are the best in this particular business. Sept. 23, Lucas Theatre

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Mary Lum: “Shifting Perspective” — Paintings and collages. Through Sept. 30 at SCAD’s Alexander Hall Gallery on Indian St. Reception and artist talk Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m. Ossabaw: Works on Paper and Wood – Through Sept. 25 at Atwells Art & Frame, 228 W. Broughton St. Opening reception: Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Betsy Cain: In Situ – Paintings by this local artist at the Jepson Center, through Dec. 4. Artist talk Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Shinique Smith: “Enchantment” — Paintings, collages and sculptures. Through Oct. 7 at SCAD’s Pinnacle Gallery on Liberty St. Reception Oct. 7. Hospice Savannah’s 3rd Annual 5 by 7 Show — Through Oct. 14 in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located in Hospice House at 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Bids start at $33 in honor of Hospice Savannah’s 33 years of not–for– profit hospice and bereavement care. Watercolors and Pastels from the Permanent Collection — Telfair Academy through January 2 Alter–Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea – Photography and mixed media by this Atlanta– based artist at the Jepson Center through Jan. 8 Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands – Including work by the legendary “Dave the Potter.” Jepson Center through Dec. 18 Telfair Staff Show — Jepson Center through Oct. 3 Sal Lopes: The Water Project – Jepson Center, through Oct. 25 Trenton Doyle Hancock: “We Done All We Could And None Of It’s Good” — Mythological world populated by characters in conflict. Sept. 15 – Nov. 5 at SCAD’s Gutstein Gallery on Broughton St. Reception; Oct. 7, 5:30–7 p.m. Tradition in Transition: A Celebration of Quilts — Savannah Quilt Guild presents this show at Gallery


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S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., September 23 – October 28. Reception Friday, September 23, 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday Lunch Demos 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19) Bohemian Reflections: Photographs by Jan Reich – Telfair Academy, Sept. 23–Feb. 5 Harmonic Discord: Cityscapes by John Dowell – Telfair Academy, Sept. 23–Feb. 5 In Memoriam: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era – Throughout October at the Owens–Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St., Victorian customs are incorporated into daily tours/exhibits inside museum. Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. there’s a lecture by Owens–Thomas House Interpreter Corrie Hand on Victorian mourning practices in the Neises Auditorium at the Jepson Center. Agents of Change: Portraits by Kenneth Martin: — Jepson Center, Oct. 4–Nov. 8 ‘Alter Egos’ : Works by Zola Delburn, Roz Morris and Jerome Meadows – Opens in October at Indigo Sky Gallery on Waters Avenue. Bill Viola: ‘The Crossing’ – Video installation opens Oct. 29 at SCAD Museum of Art, Turner and MLK Boulevards. Liza Lou: ‘Let the Light In’ – Multimedia show opens Oct. 29 at SCAD Museum of Art, Turner and MLK Boulevards. Kendall Buster: ‘New Growth: Stratum Field’ – Sculptural installation opens Oct. 29 at SCAD Museum of Art, Turner and MLK Boulevards. Kehinde Wiley: selected works – Portrait show opens Oct. 29 at SCAD continues on p. 25

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Museum of Art, Turner and MLK Boulevards. ‘Abstracts And Quilts’ — Including paintings by Sally Clark, at Indigo Sky Gallery on Waters Avenue, opens in November. JEA November Show – ‘Creative Intentions’ features work of Annie Clay, Margaret Clay, Rachel Cotton, Carolyne Graham, Betsy Haun. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. John Akomfrah: ‘Mnemosyne’ – SCAD’s Pei Ling Chan Gallery, MLK Blvd. Oct. 5–Nov. 18. Artist gallery talk, Oct. 7, 3:30 p.m. Reception Oct. 7, 6 p.m. JEA December Show – Features the work of Gwendolyne DiCroce. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Small Works –– Group show at Indigo Sky on Waters Avenue by members of The Creative Force Artist Collective; opens in December. Fresh Focus: Twenty–First–Century Photography from the Permanent Collection – Jepson Center, Dec. 16– July 2012 cs  

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ing of the story in Ten Years Later. “It actually examines how people’s stories have changed in 10 years,” says Coles. “There were people that 10 years ago said yes, absolutely this is a hate crime. But later, their opinions have changed: ‘Maybe it wasn’t a hate crime ... maybe this was just a robbery gone wrong.’” It’s not a play in the strictly linear sense; rather, it’s a series of “moments,” of interview and testimony, portrayed by 19 actors as a total of 54 characters. Coles believes The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later fits comfortably inside Bay Street Theatre’s “envelope–pushing” mission statement. “This is just after Cabaret and just before Rocky Horror,” he says. “Cabaret is both funny and serious, and of course Rocky Horror is nothing but fun. For a theater company, for the sake of integrity, I think we need to do some serious work as well.” CS The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: At 8 p.m. Sept. 16–18 and 23–25 Tickets: $15 (benefits Stand Out Youth) Online:

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rest of the world was looking at them in a fishbowl. Because this could have been anywhere. And unfortunately, for the people of Laramie, it happened in Laramie. And so it became a defining feature for them.” In 2004, the ABC–TV program 20/20 re–examined the crime, suggesting among other things that Shepard was HIV–positive and, most troubling for those whose wounds were still raw, airing the murderers’ contention that Shepard, like them, was a methamphetamine addict and that the incident was the result of a soured drug deal. ABC, Coles says, “conducted a very leading interview, making suggestive remarks. As a result, PBS actually did a counter–story, to point out the plotline that 20/20 had established before they even went to Laramie. “20/20 phrased it as just a couple of meth–heads and a robbery that went bad. And they negated the hate crimes part, which angered a lot of the folks in Laramie because, they said, ‘While we’re ashamed of this, this is what happened and you can’t change the story just because it’s uncomfortable.’” All of which led to Tectonic’s re–visit-

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The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Travis Harold Coles is directing this revised version, starting Sept. 16 at Bay Street Theatre. Privately, he and his cast are calling it Ten Years Later: Three Years Later. That’s because the Matthew Shepard Act was passed by Congress, and made law by President Obama, in 2009. “In the last couple of years, we’ve seen so much change in the realm of LGBT rights and legislation,” Coles explains. “When this play was written, nothing had passed – there was no repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the Justice Department was still defending the Defense of Marriage Act. So to me this was a good one to basically say ‘This is where we were three years ago.’ And at the curtain call, I have added an announcement that says ‘This is where we’ve come since this show.’ So many changes have occurred in such a short period of time, and I don’t think people realize it.” The original play, Coles continues, “was basically getting residents’ perspectives on whether they believed it was a hate crime or not, what they thought the motivating factors were. And also, their opinion on how the

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On Oct. 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and tortured in a rural area of Laramie. He died in a hospital five days later, never having regained consciousness. The political science major was murdered by two fellow Laramie residents, young men who knew that Shepard was gay and had targeted him for that reason. Both killers were convicted and sentenced to life. The incident set off an emotional debate about hate crimes, which over time led to badly needed special legislation signed into law. The Laramie Project, a play written by members of the New York–based Tectonic Theater Project, was taken from interviews conducted with residents of Laramie, friends and family members of Shepard’s, and people who knew the perpetrators, Russell Henderson and Andrew McKinney. Tectonic returned to Wyoming in 2008 and re–interviewed many of the same people, also speaking with Shepard’s mother (now a public advocate for LGBT rights) and, in prison, Henderson and McKinney themselves. This became


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October Dr. Horrible’s Sing–Along Blog. Joss Whedon’s superhero musical, in a live– action production by the Odd Lot, Savannah’s resident improv comedy troupe. Oct. 6–15 at Muse Arts Warehouse. Improv Show. SCAD’s improvisation and sketch comedy show directed by David Storck, former artistic director of Gotham City Improv in New York. Mate-

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Two Rooms. Lee Blessing’s dark psychodrama from the AASU Masquers, Oct. 13–16 in Jenkins Hall’s black box. A tense study of Mideast terrorism and the U.S. government.

Frankenstein. David Poole directs R.N. Sandberg’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s immortal horror novel, Nov. 3–6 at Savannah State University.

The Rocky Horror Show. Christopher Blair is directing Bay Street Theatre’s annual Halloween–week production of the gold standard in camp musicals. Oct. 21–30, Bay Street/Club One. Mike Epps: Oct. 21. Comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. The Drowsy Chaperone. This homage to golden–age Broadway musicals won Tonys and it’s the onstage blowout for the Masquers of Artmstrong Atlantic State University Oct. 27–Nov. 6 in Jenkins Hall. In Memoriam: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era. Living History tour Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St., focuses on quirky Victorian views of death and mourning. Oct. 28 & 29 at 6 & 7 p.m. Reservations required—tickets $10 for Telfair members, $15 non-members, or $25 with Telfair Pass. Call 790-8880 or email A Mortality Prevails! Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820. Experience by candlelight the dramatization of yellow fever’s dreadful con-

Billy Gardell: Nov. 12. Comedian onstage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Side By Side By Sondheim. Asbury Memorial Church with the revue of stellar stage moments from Stephen Sondheim shows, directed by Ray Ellis and Cheri Hester directing. Nov. 4–13 in the church sanctuary. Almost, Maine. SCAD does John Cariani’s bittersweet comedy about a small town in New England, Nov. 10–13 in the Mondanaro Theatre. Vanities. The Masquers of AASU perform the comedy–drama by Jack Heifner centered on the lifelong friendship of three Texas cheerleaders, Nov. 17–20 in the Jenkins Hall black box theater.

December Hands of the Spirit. The Savannah Community Theatre’s telling of playwright Mary Padgelek’s gospel–imbued musical about semi–legendary Georgian folk artist J.B. Murray, Dec. 9–11 in the Trustees Theater. cs

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Glory days Hot on the heels of our story about .38 Special coming to Richmond Hill, with the band’s original singer/songwriter still very much in the ranks, comes news that Styx has reserved a December date in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Tommy Shaw and James Young are still in the band – but of course Dennis DeYoung (no relation), who wrote (and sang) nearly all of those great old Styx songs, flew the coop years ago for a solo career. “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “The Grand Illusion,” “The Best of Times,” that was Dennis. Although Shaw gave us “Renegade,” “Fooling Yourself ” and many of the band’s other rockers. So, what’s your take on this? Is it still Styx? (Too bad they couldn’t get the band to play for the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon.) CS

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‘Ossabaw: Works on Paper and Wood’ at Atwell’s Art & Frame honors the late Jim Bitler, who was the face of Ossabaw Island to so many visitors. Reception is Sept. 8 “Noteworthy Art” Exhibit — Display of fourteen “art guitars” fashioned by area artists at the Ellis Square Visitors Center. Exhibit runs Sept. 5 through October 7 & 9, when the guitars will be auctioned as part of the 22nd Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival. “The Dagnabit!!!” Britt Spencer Exhibition — Thesis show by SCAD MFA painting student and BFA illustration alumnus, featuring “acrylic narratives that seek to package misery in a very digestible way.” Through Sept. 12. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St.

Betsy Cain, Paintings and Cut-Outs — Chroma Gallery features works by this Savannah artist in conjunction with her first solo show at the Jepson. Through September 15th. 31 Barnard St. Betsy Cain: In Situ — Savannah painter Cain’s first solo show at the Jepson looks at “how a place inhabits you over time.” Through Dec 4. Artist’s lecture Sept. 8. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands — Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter. Through Dec. 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Caroline McElhinny — Photography that explores the human body and the psychol-

“The Green Age Zeitgeist” Joseph Ryan Osborne Furniture Exhibition — Thesis show bySCAD MFA furniture design student, showcases the current spirit of the expanding sustainable initiative for all products and the materials used to make them “green.” Through Sept. 29 La Galerie Bleue in Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St. Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea — This midcareer survey consists of approximately 30 works, including photographs, drawings, videos, and mixedmedia installations by this Cuban-American, Georgia born artist. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Beaked: A Story in Fabric — SCAD Fibers MFA student Kristie Carlisle Duncan uses second hand fabrics to create stories, creatures and scenes. some subversive, others not. “The world is full of brutality and deceit, but fabric makes everything a bit softer.” Sept. 14-28 Fahm Hall Gallery, 9 N. Fahm St

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ogy of the self. Through Sept. 23. The Butcher Gallery, 19 E. Bay St., Christina Bray Solo Exhibit — The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents selected works by guest artist Christina Bray. AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. 6 to 8 week classes as well as portfolio development for middle & high school students offered year round. Email tskart@ 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.. 912-234-6505. The Butcher Tattooing and Fine Art Gallery, 19 E. Bay St.,

the Ossabaw Island Foundation.Atwell’s Art & Frame, 228 W. Broughton. Paintings by Bobby and Mona Segall — Recent work by Savannah artists who are also husband and wife. Sept. 1-28 at the JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Open Sun-Fri. Free admission.

Jeff Doran: dissipative structures — Through Sept. 23 at 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln Street, Unit A. Gallery hours: Thursday-Friday 12pm-6pm (during exhibitions

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

Juried Group Exhibition: “Encore Series” — Fifth annual exhibit honoring three juried finalists from SCAD’s top MFA thesis shows. Painter Chung-Fan Chan, Painter Alexandra Charmain Ortiz, and Photographer Brendan Kingsley. Sept. 9-23 Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 M.L.King Jr. Blvd. Information at

SavOceanX: Our Coastline and Oceans — The Savannah Art Association presents original local artwork depicting marine life, and coastal and wetland environments, inspired by the Savannah Ocean Exchange. Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport in the Airport Gallery. Free Public Reception: Thurs. Sept. 8, 6-8pm.

Mary Lum Exhibition: “Shifting Perspective” — Paintings and collages by contemporary artist Mary Lum. Aug. 29–Sep. 30. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Free admission, open weekdays. Free artist talk and reception Fri. Sept. 23, 5:30pm.

Shinique Smith Exhibition: “Enchantment” — Recent works - including paintings, collages and sculptures using found materials- by this New-York-based rising star in America’s contemporary art world. Aug. 11-Oct. 7 Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

Ossabaw: Works on Paper and Wood — A show of Ossabaw-inspired artwork in many media, honoring the late Jim Bitler, by regional artists who have spent time on Ossabaw Island. Reception Thurs. Sept. 8, 7pm. Through Sept. 25. Benefiting

Symbiosis: Works by Heather Deyling — Paintings, collage and installation inspired by flora and its relationship to the environment. Runs through Sept 16. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St

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Husband & wife team of Robert & Mona Segall show work at the JEA all month Sympatico: Three Island Men Paint Tybee — Recent works by Brad Hook, David Bevill & Larry Williams. Thru Sept. 15 at Dragonfly Studios, 1204 Hwy 80 on Tybee TIMS/2011 Teachers’ Art Exhibit — Teachers as Inspiration and Mentors to their Students. Artwork in a variety of media by teachers (and some students) from Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. Sept. 7-30 at the Gallery on Washington, inside Savannah Arts Academy.

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“I’ll always grieve,” says Tanya Villanueva Tepper in the closing moments of Rebirth. “But it doesn’t stop me from living a life of joy.” Tepper lost her firefighter fiance on Sept. 11, 2001. In director Jim Whitaker’s documentary film, she is one of five people, all of them personally affected – and deeply traumatized – by the attacks on the World Trade Center. Whitaker interviewed each of them annually, chronologically, over an eight–year period.

Rebirth is appropriately titled. In addition to the diverse quintet of New Yorkers whose journeys are chronicled, the film also shows us – through stunning time–lapse photography – how the city transformed Ground Zero from a muddy pit into a monument to the 2,753 whose lives were lost. It’s not a re–cap of the events of

9/11. There’s no footage of the planes, the collapsing buildings or the horror and chaos at the site. Rather, Whitaker lets each person tell his or her story, from the moment they heard they’d lost dear friends or loved ones, through whatever process brought them to a healing place in 2009, when filming wrapped. There’s 14–year–old Nick Cherls, whose mother worked on the 104th floor; construction worker Bryan Lyons, who lost his firefighter brother; another firefighter, Tim Brown, who

recalls his best friend, the precinct captain, instructing him to stay back as he went into the burning building to search for victims. The captain never made it out. Brown dealt with many tough emotions over the years, including crippling bouts of survivor guilt. Most compelling of all is Ling Young, who worked on the upper floors of the South Tower and suffered massive burns over much of her body. She underwent 40 surgical procedures over eight years, including painful skin

the strength to move on. There are complex emotions at work here. And as these five people pass through grief, anger, acceptance and, finally, hope, it becomes clear that their healing process is somehow the nation’s healing process, too. CS





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grafts and even a knuckle joint replacement (with Whitaker’s camera in the operating room). Some of the surgeries were successful; others were not. As the years progress, Young talks openly about her fears and anxieties. Her struggles to cope. We watch the scars on her face and arms fade (although not entirely), her hair turn to white, and her eventual acceptance of the fact that she’s lucky to be alive at all. “No more surgeries,” she says with a genuine smile. “I’m done.” Each of the others go through many shades of emotion. The teenager has a falling out with his father, after Dad remarries; the construction worker fights with his wife, takes depression medication and tries to cope. Tanya Villanueva Tepper finds love again – at a cost – and becomes a mother. As the years pass, the terrible sadness fades, but not the memories, and each person, in their own way, finds


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Open Hearts/Love You Forever. This rarely seen early gem from Susanne Bier (Brothers, After the Wedding), last year’s Oscar winner (In a Better World) and one of Europe’s most respected and successful women directors, follows two young couples whose lives become traumatized by a car accident and adultery. Sept. 16, 7 p.m. at the Jepson Center Auditorium. CinemaSavannah presents.


Terri. A 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit, this 2011 dark comedy stars John C. Reilly as a principal who takes an interest in an obese, quirky student (Jacob Wysocki). Sept. 18, Muse Arts Warehouse (MSM).

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family within the criminal underworld of modern–day Barcelona. English subtitles. Sept. 22, Ogeechee Theater at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Free and part of AASU’s Latino Heritage Week. In a Lonely Place. Considered one of Humphrey Bogart’s finest performances. In the 1950 film noir he plays brooding screenwriter Dix Steele, who becomes the prime suspect in a Hollywood homicide. Sept. 24, Trustees Theater. SCAD Cinema Circle (SCC). Lourdes. Jessica Hausner’s featurefilm debut examines the ambivalent nature of miracles. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Victory Square Theaters. CinemaSavannah presents. Essential Killing. Winner of multiple awards at last year’s Venice Film Festival and The Polish Film Festival, Essential Killing marks the triumphant return to top form of the veteran writer-director, Jerzy Skolimowski. Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Jepson Center Auditorium. CinemaSavannah presents. Raiders of the Lost Ark. The world’s introduction to Indiana Jones needs to been on the big screen. Oct. 8, Trustees Theater (SCC).

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. A 2011 documentary about the dark side of street art. Oct. 9, Muse Arts Warehouse (MSM).. Mars. Director Geoff Marslett’s romantic comedy (!), told and rendered in the style of a graphic novel, about three self–proclaimed astronauts determined to be the first humans to visit the red planet. Oct. 20, Lucas Theater (SCIF). Halloween Horror Movie Double Feature. An annual event from the Psychotronic Film Society, which screens little–known, cult, odd or laughably bad movies every Wednesday night at the Sentient Bean (the fall schedule had not been finalized at press time). The Halloween event, at the Bean, features one film suitable for young people, and another that delves further into the scary/creepy/not OK for kids realm. World’s Largest. A documentary about small–town America, and residents’ attempts to compete for tourism dollars. Nov. 16, Lucas Theatre (SCIF). In the Heat of the Night. Sidney Poitier stars as Philadelphia police detective Virgil (Mr.) Tibbs, who must work with a bigoted Mississippi police chief (Rod Steiger) to solve a murder. Nov. 19, Trustees Theater (SCC). cs


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worrisome facts that its release date has kept changing, it’s already made the global rounds since last September, and it’s being buried with an end–of–summer release date. An English–language remake of a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, The Debt is actually a compelling thriller that features a topnotch cast and able direction by Shakespeare in Love helmer John Madden. In 1966, Mossad agents Stephan (Marton Csokas), Rachel (Jessica Chastain) and David (Sam Worthington) are tasked with locating and bringing to justice Dieter Vogel (a chilling Jesper Christensen), a Nazi madman who, like Josef Mengele, conducted gruesome experiments on Jews during the war. Thirty years later, the Israeli agents (now played by, respectively, Tom Wilkinson, Helen Mirren and Ciaran Hinds) are still celebrated for their heroic achievements in East Berlin back in the day. But something is clearly troubling two members of the team, and as the film smoothly moves back and forth between eras, it becomes clear that there’s more to the saga than what the world knows. For the first hour, The Debt delivers on its growing mystery and its punchy suspense, with Madden further wringing a real sense of stifling confinement as the young agents are forced to shack up in a grubby apartment with their bound captive. Once all questions have been addressed, the story’s third–act shenanigans become increasingly fanciful, although they still bring the story to a reasonably acceptable conclusion. The entire cast is excellent – even the usually vanilla Worthington – although the MVP is clearly Chastain. Already the breakout star of the summer thanks to The Help and The Tree of Life – and with at least two more high–profile titles coming out this year alone – she’s the vital center of this picture. Not just anybody can convincingly play the great Helen Mirren as a young woman, but Jessica Chastain pulls it off without breaking stride. continues on p. 38


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OUR IDIOT BROTHER After the likes of The Change–Up and The Hangover Part II (to name but two of a million), I was beginning to give up on ever again seeing any R– rated “man–child” movies that offered anything of value. Thank goodness, then, for Our Idiot Brother, which realizes there’s more to this type of tale than scatological gags. Paul Rudd plays Ned, a clueless free spirit whose behavior alternately endears him to and alienates him from his three sisters: ladder–climbing reporter Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), frazzled wife and mother Liz (Emily Mortimer) and slightly ditzy bisexual Natalie (Zooey Deschanel). The film initially seems as shaggy and aimless as its protagonist, but it improves as it continues, with director Jesse Peretz having secured the right performers for virtually every role (Steve Coogan lends sneering support as Liz’s unfaithful husband, while Rashida Jones is quietly effective as Natalie’s brainy lover). And while the movie coulda/ shoulda been longer than its scant 90 minutes, it’s actually surprising

just how much memorable material scripters Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall pack into the piece. For a movie centering on an unabashed clod, it’s a fairly intelligent work.

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 family flick, Harry and the Hendersons? Perlman isn’t the only decent actor wasted here: Providing the narration is no less than Morgan Freeman, who sounds so bored and distracted that it’s likely he was reading his lines while simultaneously making an omelette or putting away his laundry.

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–

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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 (Wil-

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liam 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 cont’d on page 40


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 villain-


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Vegas magician who (insert eye roll here) sports a Batman–esque past that largely leads to the late–inning shenanigans.

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.

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.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

In this prequel to (I guess) Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes, kindly scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) ends up “adopting” a baby chimp that’s been made super–smart by a drug initially created by Will to combat Alzheimer’s in humans (including his own dad, played by John Lithgow). Named Caesar, the chimp goes from cuddly infant to questioning teen to, finally, betrayed and embittered adult. The film proves to be a reasonably entertaining experience, culminating

in an all–out battle between apes and humans on the Golden Gate Bridge. But for all of its technical prowess, the picture never stirs the soul like the ’68 model, which dovetailed its allusions to real–life civil unease with its muscular handling of a surefire sci–fi hook. CS

THE CHANGE–UP Part of a subgenre that seems to be growing more witless as it grows more raunchy, this “man–child” feature also brings back that popular 1980s staple: the body switch comedy. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds respectively portray workaholic family man Dave and slacker pothead Mitch, who drunkenly wish they had each other’s lives while urinating into a magic fountain (stay with me, people). Waking up the next morning occupying the other’s body, Dave and Mitch desperately try to reverse the situation. But first, they must spend a few days as the other fellow. A chaotic scene in which Mitch fails to properly supervise Dave’s twin infants, resulting in near–accidents with a blender and an electrical outlet, will infuriate many adults, but truth be told, it’s about the only gag that’s even remotely fresh in this stale endeavor.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE The secret to the film’s success starts with its blue–chip cast, the summer’s finest gathering of thespians with the possible exception of Woody Allen’s

Midnight in Paris. Steve Carell, whose ability to tap into wells of deep–seated emotion elevates him above most of the current comedic pack, plays Cal Weaver, a typical suburban schlub; Julianne Moore plays Emily Weaver, who suddenly announces to her husband that she wants a divorce. Rocked right down to his rumpled pants and designer sneakers, Cal spends his post–breakup period wallowing in nightly pity parties at a stylish bar. His caterwauling attracts the attention of uber–stud Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who elects to take Cal under his wing and teach him how to be a successful ladies’ man. Before long, Cal is reborn as a swinging single, but the resultant meaningless sex can’t conceal the fact that all he really wants is his wife back in his arms. For his part, Jacob finally meets a woman – Emma Stone’s aspiring attorney Hannah – who stirs his heart as much as his libido. There’s also the major story thread focusing on the pursuit of a 17–year– old high school beauty by the Weavers’ 13–year–son. And let’s not forget the single Cal’s romp with a spirited bar pickup (Marisa Tomei), or the continuing presence of Emily’s marital fling, David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon). That’s a lot of material for one film and, not surprisingly, there are some casualties. Fortunately, the actors continue to shine, the movie’s hard–won truths are articulated in an unlikely but effective denouement, and all is forgiven. CS

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Benefits Benefit Run: Flying Fortress 5K Sat. Nov. 12, 8:30am. The second annual run benefits the restoration of the historic B-17 airplane, the “City of Savannah” at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Fee: $20-$30. Register at Chef’s Table: A Benefit for Kids Cafe A Celebration of Savannah’s finest chefs at the Plantation Club at the Landings. Tues. Oct. 18, 6pm. $150 per person. Kids Cafe provides more than 2,500 local children with a hot, nutritious evening meal, tutoring and mentoring every day. Ticket info: Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, or 912-7211790. Plantation Club, Skidaway Island Food Bank Food Drives Wanted America’s Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah is experiencing food shortages. For information on hosting a food drive at your workplace or

church contact (912) 236-6750 or www. Golf for Birdies: Benefit for America’s Second Harvest Take a swing against hunger at this charity tournament that provides more than 6,000 turkeys for families in need during the holidays. Mon. Nov. 7, 8:30 am at the Savannah Golf Club. Lunch and prizes included. Info: 912.721.1789 or Savannah Golf Club, Golf Tournament for the Wounded Warrior Project Spine & Sport hosts this benefit tournament Sept. 23 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Information: 912-713-0777. Golf Tourney for Abilities Unlimited, Inc. Mon. Sept. 12 at the Savannah Golf Club on President Street Extension. Four-person scrambler, putting contest, drawings and door prizes. Sponsor lunch, 11am. Shotgun start 1 p.m. Information: Mark Schreiber, (912) 596-4813. Benefits workout/fitness programming for people with disabilities.

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CommuniTREES: Grants Available for Tree Planting The 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 912-233-8733 or www. 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. Theater Auditions Actors sought for “The Lucky O’Leary’s” by Jim Brochu, directed by Richard Seng. A comedy about two diverse families and the lucky winning lottery ticket. Actors needed: 4 men (3 ages 45-70, 1 age 20-25). 3 women (2 ages 45-70, 1 age 20-25). November performances. Auditions: Fri. Sept. 9, 6:30pm-9pm & Sat. Sept, 10, 10amnoon @ Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Avenue. Info: Richard Seng/ Director. 912-313-4004.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Aikido Center Traditional Japanese martial arts downtown on the corner of Broughton and whitaker. Class times: Mon thru Thurs at 6:30 pm; Sat at 11:00 am. Please come by at the beginning of any

class for more info. Dues: $40 per month for all classes! Art,-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: or 912786-4431. 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. Boater Safety Classes SCMPD hosts a series of certified safety classes. Does not include on the water instruction. Participants may qualify for insurance discounts. Must be at least 12 years old. April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. For info or to register, call 912-9215451. Free and open to the public. Champions Training Center Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912349-4582 or visit Creative & Performing Arts Program Children and Adult Instruction in Piano-Guitar-Visual Arts-VocalDance-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 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. Egg Candling Class Attention all you urban chicken farmers! Georgia Dept. of Agriculture instruction. Tues. Sept. 13. 10am-2pm. Free and open to the public. Lunch on your own. Location: Bamboo Farm

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 Morning Classes: Wed. Sept. 14, 9am-12noon & Fri, Sept. 16, 9am12noon. Evening Classes: Thurs. Sept. 15 6-9pm, & Thurs, Sept. 22, 6-9pm. Offered by Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. Bring current official picture ID & immigration documents. Information: OR (912) 443-5448   Savannah Tech, Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email to schedule a

1/2 price first lesson! Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987 Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm4pm. 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. Learn Russian Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-659-3071 for more information. Mindfulness Meditation Class Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). or 912-429-7264. Ms. Amy’s School of Music A small privately owned studio offering: Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar,

and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes WWW.MSAMYSCHOOLOFMUSIC.COM Music Lessons Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, bass, voice, violin, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, brass, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-6928055 or 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. 912507-7138 ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore 1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home continues on p. 44

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ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two internet-ready 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 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. Call 272-4579. e-mail or visit Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah 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 912-233-3000. 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. 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.

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit Buccaneer Region SCCA is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Sa-

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 vannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit Coastal MINIs Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit coastalminis. com. Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah Energy Healers Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso. Email, Kathleen Thomas: for more info. Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt Honor Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. For more info: Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Every Wed. 5:00PM at My House Consignments & More, 206 W. Broughton St. No fees. Wanna learn? We love to show what we know. Many different levels get together in the store. Talk, knit, share have fun! Call 912-236-4111 Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit www. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 5965965. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email or visit Savannah Safe Kids Savannah Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit or call 912353-3148 for more info Savannah Adventure Club Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email or visit Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join with the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers Sat. Sept. 10, 1pm. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. Information: 912-655-0994 or visit Savannah Art Association The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-2327731 for more info. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. , Savannah Savannah Browns Backers This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your

favorite team Sundays at game time at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@ or Dave Armstrong at or 925-4709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah Savannah Fencing Club Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol. com. Savannah Guardian Angels Come meet the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels on the 1st Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Elite Martial Arts in Pooler,GA. Free snacks and drinks and info on the Guardian Angels. For more Savannah Jaycees Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www. Jaycee Building, Savannah Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912238-3170 or visit Savannah Newcomers Club Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers. com Savannah Parrot Head Club Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@

Tarde en Espanol Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566. The 13th Colony Patriots A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. or call 912-596-5267. The Peacock Guild A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207 E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email peacockguild@ for more info. The Philo Cafe A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger, Victorian Neighborhood Association Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. For more info visit the VNA website at: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. Savannah Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email for more information.

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Adult beginner ballet & barre fusion NO experience necessary! Adult beginner ballet: Wednesdays 7:158:15pm. 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. or 912-9250903 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. Information at Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah http:// 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@ Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. , Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/ skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-596-0889 or www. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/ class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www.cybelle3. com. For info: or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. C.C. Express Dance Team Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah Ceili Club Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email PrideofIrelandGA@gmail. com. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Nassau Woods

Recreation Building, Savannah Irish Dance Classes Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact or 912704-2052. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329. Modern Dance Class Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586. 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. Pole Dancing Class Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. , Salsa Lessons Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323. www.salsasavannah. com Salsa Savannah Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 8-9pm. For more info: www.salsasavannah. com, 912-704-8726. Savannah 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

Events Diesel Train Rides @ The Roundhouse A guided tour on our passenger car and the history of the Central of Georgia Railroad and complex. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Sept, Oct. & Nov. Fri/Sat rides at 11am,1pm, and 2pm. Sun. rides at 1pm and 2pm. Free with $10 regular adult admission. State Railroad Museum/ The Roundhouse 601 W. Harris St. 912651-6823 State Railroad Museum/The Roundhouse, Geekend 2011 Savannah’s “annual gathering of the geek tribe� features keynoters Baratunde Thurston, Digital Director for “The Onion� and Vivian Rosenthal, CEO of GoldRun. Nov.10-12 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Registration: $95/Early Bird (by Sept. 1) $165 General registration. Info: Coastal Georgia Center, Haunts and Hags Cruises A ghostly adventure on the Savannah River, every Friday night from April through October at 9:30pm. $28.95/ adult, $19.95/children 12 & under. The Savannah Riverboat Company, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404 Picnic in the Park “Rock & Run� is the theme of this 2011 Forsyth Park tradition, in honor of the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.. Sun. Oct. 2. Plan your picnic around the theme, enter the annual picnic contest, and win a prize! Forsyth Park, Step Up Savannah:Poverty Simulation Walk a mile in the shoes of the 27,000 working poor & low-income people in Savannah. Sept. 28 from 2-4:30pm at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Free admission, preregistration required. Shawnte Tyler, 912-232-6747 or Savannah Civic Center,

Film & Video CineSavannah A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: Psychotronic Film Society Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit: Reel Savannah Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit www.

Fitness Belly Drills This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit For info: or call 912-4141091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. Bellydancing for fun and fitness The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email Fitness Classes at the JEA Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah Hatha Yoga St. Joseph’s/Candler offers Hatha Yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Call 819-MIND (6463) for more info. 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. 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. continues on p. 48

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nights. Everyone invited. No cover Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. Savannah Shag Club Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. The Savannah Dance Club Savannah Dance Club hosts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magnificent Mondaysâ&#x20AC;? 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. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,


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Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah Pilates Mat Classes Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am10:30am. 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 ,

Pregancy Yoga Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 email Rolf Method Bodywork For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www.islandsomatherapy. com, 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

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Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or 307 E Harris St , Savannah Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah Georgia Equality Savannah The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912547-6263. Savannah Savannah Pride, Inc. Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912-288-7863 or email First City Network, Savannah Stand Out Youth A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email or visit First City Network, Savannah What Makes A Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

Alcoholics Anonymous If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check www.SavannahAA. com for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-356-3688 for information. Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the SJ/C African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for appt. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appt necessary. Every Monday-Friday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah Free Car Safety Seat Check It’s Back to School time! Armstrong Police Department will make sure your child safety seat is installed properly and your child is buckled in correctly. Sat. Sept. 10, 8:00am until 8:00pm. on the Aromstrong campus, Abercorn Extension. No reservation needed. For more information, call AASU Police at 912344-3333. Free hearing & speech screening Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah Healthcare for the Uninsured St. Mary’s Health Center is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 443-9409. St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. , Help for Iraq War Veterans A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432. Hypnobirthing Classes Offered at the Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. Ongoing series of 5-week sessions held Tuesdays 6-8:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11:30am. Open to all women regardless of birth site. Private instructions also available. For more info, contact: Sharon Kennedy, 904-3270499, or Joyce Ann Leaf, 912- 844-2762, La Leche League of Savannah Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, Savannah continues on p. 50




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The Yoga Room Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah Volkssporting: Moon River Walkers Volkssporting is a personal fitness sports and recreation program of noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, & swims. First meeting of the Moon River Walkers, a newly formed chapter of the AVA (American Volkssport Association). Sept. 12 6pm. Short informational meeting and casual walk . Meet at Smart Feet, 13015 Abercorn St (across from Armstrong campus.) Information: 912507-7865. Yoga for Cancer Patients Free of charge for people with cancer. Learn to increase your strength and flexibility and improve your overall well-being. Tuesdays, 6.30 p.m. Thursdays,12:10 p.m. FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Information and registration, call Katy Keyes at 912-3509031. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031.


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Meditation and Energy Flow Group Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! For info: or 912-247-4263 Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. We have age-appropriate programs and related handouts. For details about TDP: www. Tybee Island Marine Science Center Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Tybee Island Walk on the Wild Side The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, www.oatlandisland. org. 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah Wilderness Southeast Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Cen-



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ter. For more info: Responsible Dog Ownership Day Festival and information fair on responsible dog ownership sponsored by the Savannah Kennel Club. Sun. Sept. 18, 1-4pm in Daffin Park. Part of a nationwide series of American Kennel Club events. St. Almo Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-234-3336.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Savannah Tea time at Ola’s A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a treat and a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah http://

Religious & Spiritual Christian Businessmen’s Committee Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Savannah Gregorian Chant by Candlelight For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 2324131 for more info. Live Web-streaming Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by

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Support Groups Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah.freeservers. com. Savannah Al-Anon Alanon is for families and friends of alcoholics. New group meeting on Isle of Hope at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue off of Parkersburg Rd. Monday nights at 7:30. Selma, 354-8550. Al-Anon Family Group (Troup Square) A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Al-Anon Meetings Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah Alcoholics Anonymous If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check www. for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-356-3688 for information. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Meets every second Monday at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143. Savannah Amputee Support Group Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial continues on p. 52

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University Medical Center. http://www. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Meets every Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street at 5:30 pm. Survivor’s and care providers welcome. We meet in the library, entrance on Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-819-7053 if you have questions. Cancer support group Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-5704. Savannah Citizens With Retarded Citizens Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 3557633. Savannah Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Call 355-1221; or visit www. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah Domestic violence support group SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Savannah Don’t Face Your Problems Alone Are you between the ages of 11-18, or a concerned parent of a teen? We are here to help. Please call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter 912-234-4048 or Fibromyalgia support group meets the second Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah Gambling problem? 12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-748-4730. Grief Support Group Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit www.HospiceSavan-


(March 21–April 19) “Don’t be angry with the rain,” counseled author Vladimir Nabokov. “It simply does not know how to fall upward.” In the coming week, I advise you to apply that principle to a host of phenomena, Aries. Don’t get all knotted up about any force of nature that insists on being itself, and don’t waste your time trying to figure out how to disobey the law of gravity. It’s fine if you find it amusing to go against the flow, but don’t expect the flow to follow you in your rebellion.


(April 20–May 20) Where will you be in the latter half of 2016? What will you be doing? Now would be an excellent time to fantasize and meditate about questions like those. You’re likely to have a good bit of intuitive foresight in the coming days –– some ability to discern the embryonic patterns swirling in the mists. But even more importantly, you will have extra power to dream up potent visions for your best possible future and plant them as seeds in the fertile bed of your subconscious mind.


(May 21–June 20) I believe you’re close to getting permanent immunity from hell, Gemini. Take it as a metaphor if you like, but consider there may soon come a time when you will never again be susceptible to getting dragged into the bottomless pit. You will receive the equivalent of a “Get out of jail free” card that forever guarantees you exemption from the worst of the nightmare realms. I’m not saying you will be forever free of all suffering. But if you simply keep doing the smart things you’ve been doing lately, you will tap into a reservoir of stabilizing poise so strong that “the devil” will have no further claim on your soul.


(June 21–July 22) In “The Blood,” an episode of the TV show “Seinfeld,” George tries to go for “the

Trifecta”: eating a pastrami sandwich and watching TV while having sex. His girlfriend isn’t pleased about it, though, so the triple–intense pleasure doesn’t materialize in the way George had hoped. But something akin to this scenario could very well work for you in the coming week, Cancerian.

are mirrors of each other. Everything that happens on a collective level has an intimately personal impact. The better you know yourself, the more likely you are to understand how the world works –– and vice versa. I urge you to be alert for concrete evidence of this principle.


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(July 23–Aug. 22) In Wiccan circles, a “familiar” is a supernatural entity or magic animal that serves as a spirit ally. Some witches regard their cats as their familiars. In Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy of fantasy books, the “daemon” (very different from a “demon”) plays a similar role: a shapeshifting creature that embodies a person’s soul. This would be an excellent time for you to develop a closer relationship with a familiar or daemon or any other uncanny helper, Leo. You have more hidden power at your disposal than you realize, and it’s a propitious time to call on it.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) “Wheel of Fortune” is a TV game show in which players vie to guess a mystery phrase that is revealed letter by letter. On one episode not too long ago, a highly intuitive contestant solved the puzzle even though just one letter had been unveiled. The winning answer was “I’ve got a good feeling about this.” From what I can tell, Virgo, you’ve got a similar aptitude these days –– an ability to foresee how things are ultimately going to develop simply by extrapolating from a few clues. I encourage you to make liberal use of your temporary superpower.)


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) You have about 100 billion neurons in your brain. That also happens to be the approximate number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Coincidence? I think not. As the mystic dictum reminds us, “As above, so below.” The macrocosm and microcosm


“By the year 2021, the gratification of sexual desires will be as easy and stress–free as drinking a glass of water.” That was one of 25 prophecies delivered to me by a well–spoken madman I met on a July morning in a cafe in London back in 1990. Sixteen other predictions have come true so far (like “America will have a black president by 2010,” “You will become a famous astrologer,” “60– year–old women will be able to give birth”), so I’m thinking that one could turn out to be accurate as well. Until then, Scorpio, you may have to deal with struggles in getting your needs met. Having said that, though, the coming weeks are shaping up as one of your closest approximations to the supposed 2021 levels of erotic bliss.


(Nov. 22–Dec. 21) The beauty contests in Saudi Arabia don’t judge women on the basis of their physical appearance. A recent winner, Aya Ali al–Mulla, was crowned “Queen of Beautiful Morals” without ever revealing the face and form shrouded beneath her black head–to–toe garment. Instead, her excellence emerged during a series of psychological and social tests that evaluated her strength of character and service to family and society. I’d like to borrow this idea and apply it to you. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you could and should be a paragon of moral beauty in the coming week –– a shining example and inspiration to all the other signs of the zodiac.


(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Filip Marinovich calls his

poetry book And If You Don’t Go Crazy I’ll Meet You Here Tomorrow. I’m borrowing that title for this horoscope. So here goes: If you don’t go crazy in the coming days, Capricorn, I’ll meet you here again next week. To be clear: There is an excellent chance you will be able to keep our appointment. The astrological omens suggest you’ll call on reserves of wisdom that haven’t been accessible before, and that alone could prevent you from a brush with lunacy. You’re also primed to be nimble in your dealings with paradoxes, which, again, should keep you from descending into fairy–tale–style madness. But even if you do take a partial detour into the land of kooky, I think it will have an oddly healing effect on you.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) There’s no better way to inform you of your task right now than to cite Hexagram 18 of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese book of divination. The title of the oracle is “Work on What Has Been Spoiled.” Here’s an interpretation by the I Ching’s translator Richard Wilhelm, with a little help from me: “What has been spoiled through human mistakes can be made good again through human work. It is not fate that has caused the state of corruption, but rather the abuse of freedom. Success depends on diligent deliberation followed by vigorous action.”


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GORGEOUS! MERCEDESBENZ CLK 350 Convertible, 2007- excellent condition, all maint w/ dealer, navy top, leather interior $29,500. (912)667-0541 MERCEDESBENZ SL 500, 1985- In great condition, 4- dr, Silver, Great Radio, A/C $7,000.00 912-856-0323 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930 2002 CADILLAC Escalade $9,500.00. Clean truck, 131,000 miles, 22” wheels, new tires. View pictures: http://savannah. Call 912-844-3974 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940 2011 Kawasaki Mule Model 4010 Real tree Camo. Only 30 running hours. Steel top, windshield, 10 inch chrome hub caps. Heavy duty Canvas cover. 3 years remaining on extended warranty. Includes New 6x10 High side steel Mesh carry on trailer with new spare tire. $13,500.00 912-663-2733 Boats & accessories 950 1993-17CC Proline W/ Bimini top, Vhf Radio, Fishfinder, Trailer. 2006 115 Hp, 4 stroke Yamaha. See @ 28 Austin Dr. 927-4614 912 -667-4741. $ 7200 Sunbird 15’ Center Console New 50 hp Merc Dep. Finder, cooler, 2 tanks all Acc Ready to put in the water. Great condition $ 5000 . 912-547-0116

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