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SavOceanEx: Savannah Riverkeeper Talk

What: Savannah Ocean Exchange presents Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus on the wonders of the Savannah River. A short National Geographic film will be screened. When: Tue. Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Coastal GA Ctr, 305 Fahm St. Info: savannahoceanexchange.org

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Third Thursday on Tybee

Evening of Jazz for Adult Literacy

What: Music at the beach.

This month’s featured performer is Jason Bible. When: Thu. Sept. 15, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Where: Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout on Tybee Island, Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public

SavOceanEx: Cockspur Lighthouse Marker Dedication

What: Georgia Historical Society and Friends of Cockspur Lighthouse dedicate an historical marker commemorating the service of the first Tybee Island tower, built in 1736. When: Thu. Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahoceanexchange.org/

Lecture: A Nuclear River

What: Tom Clements of Friends of the

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Earth, on the impact on Savannah’s safety and water supply from the US’s largest nuclear facilities When: Thu. Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public

Friday

What: Nashville-Style Swing Jazz concert by Jazz Violinist Ricardo Ochoa and the Bohemian Dream Band. Benefits Royce Learning Center adult literacy programs. When: Fri. Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theater, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $15 to $75 Info: http://www.savannahboxoffice.com/

Music: Darius Rucker

What: Former Hootie and the Blowfish rocker gone country, to the delight of critics and fans. When: Fri. Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theater Cost: $39.50 Info: www.savannahcivic.com/

Theater: Angels in America (Part 1) What: “A Gay Fantasia on National

Themes” opens. Set in 1985 in New York during the AIDS epidemic, this play was

Theater: The Laramie Project - Ten Years Later

What: Bay Street Theatre with a factbased play about an infamous Wyoming hate crime. When: Fri. Sept. 16, 8 p.m. (thru Sept. 25) Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15 (benefits Stand Out Youth) Info: www.baystreetheatre.org/

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Saturday SavOceanEx: Tybee Beach CleanUp

What: Be one of 9 million volunteers in cleaning up the world’s shoreline. Savannah Ocean Exchange event. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 8 a.m. Where: Tybee Island Pavilion Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahoceanexchange.org/

Savannah Autism Conference

What: Keynote is attorney Lorri Unumb, of Autism Speaks. He created Ryan’s Law, requiring insurance companies to pay for autism therapies. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Medical Campus, Hoskins Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Cost: $35/adv., $40/door Info: matthewreardon.org/

SavOceanEx: Lecture -Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Change

What: Dr. Clark Alexander of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and director of the Georgia Southern University Applied Coastal Research Laboratory, delivers this “state of the seacoast” lecture. Part of Savannah Ocean Exchange. When: Thu. Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Where: Coastal GA Ctr. , 305 Fahm St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahoceanexchange.org/

2011 Southeast Georgia Firefighter Combat Challenge

What: Cheer for your favorite two-person firefighter teams. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Savannah Mall/Dillard’s Parking Lot, 14045 Abercorn St. Cost: Free to spectators. $25 per team

Film: Surviving Hitler - A Love Story

What: Southern Circuit of Independent Film presents a love story that’s also a true tale of war, resistance and survival. When: Thu. Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8

adapted into an Emmy winning miniseries. When: Opens Fri. Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. (runs through Oct. 2) Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $15/Gen. Adm., $12/discount Info: musesavannah.org/

Farmers Market

Darius Rucker performs Friday, Sept. 16

What: Features locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs and other items. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park, Park & Bull St.


What: Drive through collection. Bring your unwanted household chemicals for proper disposal. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: National Guard Armory , 1248 Eisenhower Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public

Nature Outing to Osssabaw’s Creeks

What: Tour by Wilderness Southeast to Ossabaw Island’s beaches and creeks via motorboat. Requires reservation. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Ossabaw Island Cost: $125/person

Benefit: Ballroom Extravaganza What: Dancing couples are rais-

ing funds for Make-a-Wish, HUGS, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Rape Crisis Center, Kids’ Chance of Georgia, The Humane Society of Savannah, and Good Samaritan Clinic. When: Sat. Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. Where: Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. Cost: $100

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When: Sun. Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Old Sears Building parking lot, Drayton & Henry Streets

When: Mon. Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church,

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Sunday What: Coastal Jazz Association

What: Pet Show, Games, Activities,

presents a celebration of all genres of jazz. Performances, jam sessions and film screenings. When: Sept. 18-Sept. 25 Where: Various venues Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahjazzfestival.org/

Free Raffle, Microchip & Vaccine Clinics, K-9 Units, Obstacle Course! When: Sun. Sept. 18, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: Daffin Park Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahkennelclub.org/

Film: Terri (USA, 2011)

SavOceanEx: Army Band Concert

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a 2011 Sundance favorite about the friendship between Terri, a teen misfit, and his garrulous vice principal. Showings at 2, 5 and 8pm. When: Sun. Sept. 18 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: www.musesavannah.org/

Benefit Garage Sale for Military Families What: Non-profit vendors, food ven-

dors, and individual booths, a portion of sales from all vendors will be donated. Volunteers needed!

What: A rousing performance of inspirational music. When: Sun. Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Band Shell Cost: Free and open to the public

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Monday Curious Questions of Margaret Mitchell’s Correspondence

What: Margaret Mitchell expert Mary Ellen Brooks in the first in a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind.

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Cost: $5/members, $10/Gen Adm. What: Live, in the moment, hilarity with a showcase of improvisational comedy. When: Mon. Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $5 Info: www.oddlot.org/

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Tuesday SavOceanX: Pirates of the Lowcountry Gala

What: Benefit for Savannah Ocean Exchange, features cuisine celebrating 250+ years of Low Country cooking, wine tasting, presentation on the life and times of pirates Blackbeard and Ann Bonny. When: Tue. Sept. 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Pirates’ House Restaurant, 20 East Broad Street, Cost: $55/person, $400/table of 8 Info: 912/349-2427 cs

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We do hope you enjoy this year’s edition of our annual College Student Guide. It’s our way of welcoming new students to town as well as helping not-so-new students to get back into the groove of a typically busy Savannah fall season. For those of you unfamiliar with our publication, Connect Savannah is what’s known in the media biz as an “alternative newsweekly,” or more typically, “alt-weekly.” All this means — with an echo to the alternative press of the ‘60s and ‘70s — is that one of our core missions is to serve as an alternative to the local mainstream media, mostly the local daily paper, the Savannah Morning News, which we aren’t affiliated with. The role of the alt-weekly has changed over the years, and arts, entertainment and culture have taken on greater importance. In addition to our college-themed stuff this issue, you’ll find our usual assortment of local arts and events coverage, including some great bands in local clubs and the opening of Angels in America by The Collective Face.

So who are our typical readers? Well... that’s where you come in, dear college students. People will try to tell you that our typical reader votes a certain way or is a certain age. Actually, time and time again we’ve discovered — as have most other alt-weeklies around the country —that by far the main common denominator of our readership is a college education. People with a college education have three key traits which tend to separate them from other people: They’re more curious about the world around them, they’re more apt to take action to change the world around them, and they’re more likely to be avid readers in general. Regardless of how you fit into that formula, we hope you’ll continue to pick up the print edition of Connect Savannah each

week and also visit connectsavannah.com. You’ll discover that we take great pains to provide reporting and commentary which don’t necessarily fit into easy-to-label modes — because our readers also resist easy categorization. In other news this week, I want to extend a warm and hearty welcome to our newest staff member, incoming Community Editor Jessica Leigh Lebos. Jessica is a well-respected local writer and journalist whose work is already wellknown to many of you. Her blog “Yo Yenta!” is a repeat winner of our Connect Savannah Best of Savannah Readers Poll for Best Blog. She begins her tenure here by contributing several pieces for the College Student Guide portion of the paper. We expect you will see Jessica delving into all sorts of local civics, political, and qualityof-life issues in future issues, all written in her own distinctive and often quite humorous voice. You can get in touch with Jessica at jll@connectsavannah.com. cs

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Editor, Bravo to you for your amazingly accurate, brilliantly insightful, courageous editorial of September 7, entitled “Fighting the Next War.” I could barely contain my dual emotions of profound sadness and righteous anger as I read his column that perfectly reflects my own observations and sentiments about the deplorable condition of our nation today. With each passing day, these vile, omnipotent, corporate

plutocrats who totally control our crumbling nation wreak further death, damage and devastation. I proudly display a sign on my front porch and on the back of my truck that says “STOP BITCHING, START A REVOLUTION!” It is indeed way past time for another good old fashioned, authentic revolution – this time to save the very soul of America. Kevin Clark

Labor Day really was about Labor

Editor, Did you enjoy your Labor Day holiday? The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of America’s workers. The numerous beneficial influences of organized labor cannot be ignored.   Most of the benefits workers now enjoy are directly attributable to unions. To cite but a few: the 40–hr. work week; paid holidays and vacations; sick leave;

grievance procedures, collective bargaining and generally superior wages. Unfortunately, succeeding generations have come to take those benefits for granted. Those benefits came about because of unions and soon became the norm for union workers and many non–union workers as well. All American workers owe a debt of gratitude to Organized Labor for its achievements.    Paul G. Jaehnert


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You can almost see the panic on their faces. The politicians, central bankers, and court economists are thrashing around like bad swimmers in a riptide. Despite stimulus spending, borrowing, the Fed Reserve’s low-interest-rate policy, presidential jaw-boning — the economy refuses to recover. Unemployment remains over 9 percent, investment is stagnant, and even the previous paltry growth is fading. If it weren’t for the innocent victims, this would be satisfyingly entertaining. After all, these are the reputed best and brightest, who assured us they know how to fix and run an economy. Now they are running out of time. The election is next year. President Obama’s most ardent government-fundamentalist supporters say that focusing on the deficit and debt is a mistake. The only thing the president should be thinking about, they say, is jobs. That means more government spending, along with a few tweaks of the tax code. But haven’t our overlords already done that, with nothing good to show for it? Monetary, financial, and housing policies created an unsustainable boom and set the stage for the bust we still suffer. Since the bust, the Bush-Obama policies have worked against the emergence of a vibrant economy. “What should be done?” is the wrong question. The right question is: What should be undone? A good start would be for the government to stop sucking scarce resources out of the private economy. Every penny government spends — taxed or borrowed — is a penny taken from potential private investment. Government spending — welfare and warfare — must be zeroed out and its borrowing must stop. That should be accompanied by an end to all subsidies, privileges, and barriers to competitive entry. The tax code, which aims to manipulate our economic activities as well as raise money, must be repealed. The policy unknowns — which include rules yet to be written for Obamacare and Dodd-Frank — make waiting on the sidelines the smart bet. Credibly ending the threat of government intervention would do wonders for the economy. cs

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college student guide Welcome to Savannah, incoming freshies! Along with your astounding tuition bill, you probably received a student handbook designed to inform you about your new school—and leave you completely unprepared for life in one of the South’s most weird and wonderful cities. Allow us to fill in some gaps: • When it comes to street signs, forget what you know about Hooked on Phonics. “Habersham” doesn’t rhyme with the creepy old lady from Dickens’ Great Expectations — it’s pronounced “HAB-er–shum.” Also, Houston Street has nothing to do with Texas and instead sounds like “mouse fun.” If you’re on the southside, take note that the major thoroughfare is the singular Montgomery Cross Road — not “crossroads” — no matter how many times blues legend Robert Johnson rolls over in his grave. And whether you give a whit or not, locals will snicker behind your back if you announce you’re heading to “White”–marsh Island for some barbecue. • Speaking of barbecue, you’re probably feeling pressure to sample one of the main Southern food groups. We wouldn’t dare endorse any single purveyor for fear of starting a gangland war, so you’ll have to do your own research. You’ll find most places serve up our regional sweet, tomato–based sauce as opposed to the vinegar– and/or mayo–based sauces served up north. We recommend going whole hog and accompany your meal with coleslaw and a slice of red velvet cake as soon as possible so you know where to turn for comfort food during mid–terms. (If you roll vegan–style, find nourishment at Brighter Day Natural Foods at the southern end of Forsyth Park or Thrive on the aforementioned Whitemarsh Island, where you can sip kombucha and nosh on tempeh salad to your hippie heart’s content.)

You’ll have to step outside to partake, but make sure you’re far enough away from the door (at least 10 feet) so that fumes don’t blow back inside. On a related note, weed is still illegal for everyone everywhere. • How are you planning to get around? Savannah is touted as one of the finest walking cities in the country, so your own two feet will do just fine in many cases. State law dictates that vehicles must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, but since your mom isn’t here, we’ll remind you to always look both ways and keep your wits about you. • Biking is very much encouraged in Savannah thanks to efforts of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. John Bennett of the Campaign has the scoop on two– wheeled safety and adventure on page 16. Oh, and riding on Abercorn south of Victory is suicidal, so don’t.

• Once you’re fueled up, it’s time to party. We know you simply had no inkling of Savannah’s reputation for inebriation and that you chose to come to school here because you’re really, really into Southern Gothic architecture, so let’s be clear: If you’re under 21, it’s illegal for you to possess or imbibe alcohol. It’s also a terrible idea to try and swipe it from someone else’s liquor cabinet, try to get into The Jinx with that crap fake ID or stand outside Habersham Beverage asking strangers to buy you beer like a little alkie match girl. • When it comes to live music, those under 21 are banned from the “hybrid” establishments (those that operate as restaurants by day but become bars after 10 p.m.), so your options are limited to the always– eclectic line–up at the Sentient Bean, our (growing) underground art scene and a few all–ages shows. All of which beat spending the night with the unsympathetic po–po and the unsavory clientele of the Chatham County Jail. Our advice: Make friends with coffee. Or kombucha.

• However, if you’re 21 and above, Savannah wants you sauced to the gills: You are more than welcome to traipse around downtown with a plastic or styrofoam cup full of alcoholic beverage as long as your behavior remains civilized. For the repercussions of uncivilized behavior in Savannah, search YouTube. The to–go cup fabulousness only applies in the area bordered by River and Jones Streets from the north to south (extending to the south end of Forsyth Park during sanctioned festivals, when entire squares are taken over by revelry), by the Talmadge Bridge to the west and the railroad tracks to the east (trust us, you don’t want to be wandering around wasted off the beaten path anyway.) It should go without saying that you may not drive a car with your to– go cup no matter where you are. • In spite of the lax attitudes towards the hooch, the local climate has recently become tyrannical towards tobacco. Smoking’s a no–no inside any public building within Savannah city limits. Including bars. Really.

• If you’re looking for an inexpensive, air–conditioned ride, we’ve got an excellent public transit system called CAT (Chatham Area Transit). Catch a CAT from Bay Street to Armstrong Center all the way out to the islands for $1.50 a trip; other perks include free transfers, discounted monthly passes and the best people–watching around (if you see the guy in the gold sequined pants on the 4, tell him we say hey.) • Other random pieces of vital information for Savannah newbies: All that pretty Spanish moss isn’t really moss (it’s actually in the bromeliad family) but when it’s on the ground it does harbor real biting mites known as redbugs. Folks will tell you Savannah is “America’s Most Haunted City” but we cannot confirm or deny. The scariest thing we’ve seen after dark are the zombies that converge on Sweet Melissa’s at 2 a.m. early Sundays. The best resource to the city’s music, art, food and community happenings is right here in your hot little hands. You may feel like a stranger in a strange land right now, but pick up Connect Savannah every week and you’ll be in the know in no time. cs


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Each May, Connect publishes the results of our annual Readers’ Poll. Among the many, many categories in “Best of Savannah” are those that involve live music – the best and the brightest, according to our readers. Savannah, like most college towns, has a healthy music scene. Anywhere the creative juices flow, and where there are young people eager to hang out and experience, there’s good music. Some of it is original, some is pretty straightforward, some is bizarre and experimental, some is just like mama made back home. One of the cool things about music in a college town is its fluid nature. Just as musicians sometimes leave town for greener green once their degrees are completed (or for less studious reasons), there’s always someone new, every autumn. Goodness knows who or what will strike that creative rush o’ gold this season. Here’s a quick guide – by no means

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complete – of the musicians, bands and artists most endorsed by Connect readers, plus a number of performers who’ve caught our attention (or the region’s attention, or the country’s) that you probably ought to know about. You’ll be hearing from them.

Eric Culberson Band. A soulful blues guitarist, Culberson’s been gigging around town for the better part of 25 years, and his trio is the zenith of fiery finesse. On his most recent CD, Culberson veered into more experimental rock territory, with exquisite results. In the 2011 Best of Savannah poll, he was voted Best All–Around Local Musician, and Best Blues Band/Artist. Black Tusk. In the Lowcountry, metal is served up hot with a swampy, blues–edged grit, and this pure power trio – signed to the national label Relapse – does it as down and dirty as anyone. They play in town infrequently because they’re on the road, or overseas, so much. Voted Best Metal Band. General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers. Odd time signatures, out–of–nowhere harmonies and


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Liquid Ginger. There are a number of “classic rock” bands in town – here’s a recommendation for the Veraflames, who gig infrequently – and this one, devoted almost exclusively to ‘70s and ‘80s covers, is the best– known, hardest–working and most alluring. Lead vocalist Ginger Fawcett has irrepressible stage presence.

The Train Wrecks. Four-star General Making eclectic sounds with Savannah’s General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers The secret weapon in this hard–charging Americana country quartet is lead guitarist Stuart Harmening, who could have played with Gram Parsons had he been born 30 years earlier. Singer/songwriter General Oglethorpe A Nickel Bag of Jason Bible is one of Funk. Vocalist Leslie Savannah’s true originals. Adele is the centerVoted Best Country/ piece and the beating Americana Rock Band. heart of this soulful collective. Her powerCusses. Read more house chops turn vinabout Savannah’s tage and contemporary high–energy trio in rhythm ‘n’ blues into this week’s Noteworthy something exceptionsection, but be advised: ally soulful. Incredible Between Bryan Harder’s fuzzed–out, poly– Have a very metal Thanksgiving musicianship in the band, too, from the syllabic guitar, Brian Black Tusk is cookin’ with swamp gas at the Jinx this weekend keys to the bass. Voted Lackey’s octopus– aLso insiDe: Best Local Funk/R&B/ on–amphetamines Soul Group or Artist. drumming, and the Black Tusk addictive, powerful hot Burning Mansions. Singer/guivocals of Angel Bond, no other band tarist Jonathan Murphy also has a in town gives you more bang for your blues–based band, Jon Lee & the booze–hall buck. Canebrakes, but Burning Mansions’ vintage–sounding rock evokes the Kylesa. “Molten hardcore darkness glory days of Quicksilver Messenger is soldered together with classic and Service, Robin Trower and post– stoner rock riffs and trippy psycheExperience Hendrix. delia, sonically dense with textured inlays of abrasive, rhythmic punk Bottles & Cans. In Ray Lundy, and subtle but catchy pop sensibilithis electric blues/rock outfit has a ties.” We said that in a January cover distinctly idiosynchratic vocalist – story, and it still sounds pretty cool. his gruff delivery and left–of–center Another Relapse Records group, the phasing make him the closest thing to killer Kylesa is on tour for most of Tom Waits in Savannah. A fun band, the year – the band is wildly popuand unpredictible. CS lar in Europe and Japan – but they photo by gREg REttIg

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Those of you coming into Savannah for your first year of college — or your second, or your third — may very well be under 21, which is the legal drinking age in our fair city. This, of course, will preclude your getting into bars, which is where most of the live music is happening. Not to worry, youngsters. For while the big, loud and heavily electric bands are indeed concentrated on stages inside those establishments where the alcohol flows, there are plenty of places to check out live music where you can simply sip an iced tea, or coffee, or water, or Nestle’s Quik if that’s your pleasure.

The Sentient Bean. There are several coffeehouses in town, you’ll discover, but this is the only one to feature live tuneage on a regular basis. Acoustic players, mostly, but watch the schedule – the Bean often books quirky out–of–towners playing original music on a wide assortment of instruments.

City Market. Just follow the horses – the west end of the open–air City Market is where they oat up and take on passengers. There are a couple of restaurants and clubs at the site, but there’s also an outdoor stage where singer/songwriters, country musicians and the occasional full band perform for the assembled. Tybee Island Social Club. Sit outside and enjoy Tuesday blues nights with stellar guitarist Eric Culberson and an assortment of his blues-blasting friends; Sunday afternoons, Train Wrecks frontman Jason Bible tends to

Blowin’ Smoke. The secret weapon at this BBQ eatery is the tented outdoor stage, where on weekend nights you’ll find artists like AcousticA (Ray Lundy and Mike Walker from the blues band Bottles & Cans) and the country duo Red Clay Halo (“Georgia Kyle” Shiver and Lauren Lapointe), harmonizing on the likes of George & Tammy, Johnny & June and Conway & Loretta. Molly McGuire’s. Finding this restaurant on Wilmington Island’s a tad tricky – it’s set back off Johnny Mercer Boulevard – but the outdoor patio is swingin’ on weekends. Many of the good ones from the Savannah/Tybee axis gig here, including Georgia Kyle and his blues/rock trio, the Train Wrecks, Red Clay Halo, Chuck Courtenay and his band and the incredible Eric Culberson Band. North Beach Grill. On a warm weekend afternoon, there’s nothing more swell than sitting outdoors at this bistro on Tybee Island’s north end and listening to some great bands – the Train Wrecks blast away here, and the stellar R&B outfit Soap, and Bottles & Cans, and ... Keep up with everybody here – and at all the live music venues – through Soundboard in each week’s Connect.


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college student guide an economic and environmental one,” Scott Boylston, SCAD professor of Sustainable Design and Graphic Design. “While some of the program focuses on typical green design issues like material choice, material productivity and energy efficiency, other parts of the program explore ways in which designers can engage people as co–creators of solutions.” Incorporating environmental technologies with traditional disciplines to learning to design for sustainability means taking into account the “interconnectedness between business and environment and between human beings and nature,” according to SCAD’s website. This translates into long–term shelf life, less waste and more intuitive interaction in business and beyond. “Systems thinking is an essential element of the program,” says Boylston. Students who enter the program have diverse backgrounds, including expected fields like architecture and industrial design but also less predictable backgrounds like hospitality, journalism and sculpture. Graduates tend towards positions in the corporate sector or join consulting firms in a multitude of creative fields where their knowledge can be applied to goods and services we humans use every day. Who knows? You could design a pencil sharpener that eats its own shavings or an airport security system that allows us to keep our shoes on.

Some kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up: Doctor, lawyer, teacher — all clear educational paths that lead to surefire careers. For those without such a calling, choosing a major can cause massive anxiety: Will I be employable? With all the chaos in world, will there be anyone left to employ me? The upheavals in the global economy and environment are actually excellent news for the undeclared. New, innovative technologies and industries are evolving at lightning speed, and today’s students are the potential workforce. Keep up with the learning curve with these vanguard programs offered around Savannah:

Savannah State University: Marine Science

It’s hard to believe that was once thought that the ocean was so big it didn’t matter what or how much of it was dumped in it. Now that we’re keenly aware that the health of our waters reflects the overall situation of the planet, we need more people than ever to come up with ways to deal with climate change, pollution, overfishing, habitat loss, environmental degradation, toxic runoff and plenty of other environmental challenges. Savannah State’s Marine Science program is lauded not only for its diversity (the university is the oldest Historic Black College in Georgia) but its state–of–the–art facilities– some of which it comes by naturally. Tucked away back on the marsh in Thunderbolt, undergraduates and graduate students tackle environmental issues in an open–air laboratory perfectly suited for coming up with solutions. “This is the ground zero of the Lowcountry,” says Dr. Matthew Gilligan, SSU’s Marine Science program coordinator and marine biology professor.

“Forty percent of the saltwater marsh on the East Coast is in Georgia and South Carolina, and we’re right in the middle of it.” This year the program launched the fully–equipped 36–foot research vessel Margaret C. Robinson, providing even more opportunity for students to be on the water. Graduates move into higher–level research and teaching positions as well as jobs in clean water management, natural resources and saving sea turtles. “The policymakers need to rely on good science to make decisions about the future of the environment,” says Dr. Gilligan. “And our graduates are well–equipped to provide that.”

SCAD: Design for Sustainability

Every product we buy and service we use has a backstory: Someone (or someones) mulled for months over the packaging of your favorite snack or the way you’re routed through security at the airport; the aim of sustainable design is make that packaging biodegradable and those lines as efficient and easy–to–navigate as possible. But in this Masters’ and undergraduate minor program, “sustainability” is more than just a buzzword for a green potato chip bag. “Sustainability is taught as a social and cultural imperative, not only as

Armstrong Atlantic State University: Graduate Certificate in Cyber Affairs and Security

Here’s the downside to all of our advanced technology: The bad guys don’t even have to get dirty anymore to commit all kinds of crime. Identity theft, money laundering, human trafficking and other illegal activities can be conducted with nothing more than a computer and a wi–fi connection. The good news is that justice is right behind them: The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Affairs and Security at Armstrong Atlantic State University trains grads in the specialized skills of how to keep information, money and people


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YOU’VE RECENTLY started college and your primary means of transportation is your bike. Or maybe you have a car, but are considering bicycle commuting because paying for parking is expensive and paying for parking tickets even is worse. Does either of these describe you? If so, congratulations! Whether you are riding by necessity or choice, you will find that bicycles are a fun and inexpensive way to get around and Savannah. Here is some prerequisite information to get you started:

Drive your bike

Under state law, bicycles are considered vehicles and their operators are drivers. Sound strange? Wait, it gets better. As drivers of vehicles, cyclists are required to obey all traffic regulations, including riding with traffic, stopping for stop signs and traffic signals, and using lights at night. While you’ll see enforcement of these laws is sporadic, avoiding a traffic ticket is not the main reason for following them. This is: Complying with traffic regulations will significantly reduce your chance of being hit by a car.

Bicycle helmets look stupid. Numerous scientific studies published in scholarly journals have confirmed this. Wear one. They also mess up your hair. Wear one. Here’s the thing, a bicycle helmet can save your life or save you from the type of post–accident life you most certainly won’t want to live. Wear one.

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Ask different people about the ideal bicycle for use in Savannah and you’ll get all sorts of answers. However, most will agree that the best bicycle for you is one that has not been stolen from you.

If either of these is the case, try what transportation planning nerds call a multimodal commute. All Chatham Area Transit buses are equipped with racks to carry your bike. Set your bike into the rack, lower the locking arm and climb aboard. Once you have reached a point from which riding the rest of the way to class is viable, get off the bus, retrieve your bike and pedal away. You can also do this with your car, if your bicycle will fit in the hatchback, backseat, trunk or bed. If not, racks are available at all local bicycle shops and make frequent appearances at yard sales.

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Unfortunately, there are people in Savannah who specialize in separating college students from their bicycles. Your job is to frustrate them. This means using both a cable lock and a u–lock to secure your bike’s frame and wheels, locking your bike to something that cannot be moved or storing your bicycle inside if you can (I know this is not always an option for dorm dwellers).

You should also register your bike through the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department website (www.scmpd.org), so that it can be returned if it is stolen and recovered.

Try a hybrid commute

If you live relatively close to campus and the streets you use to travel back and forth are relatively safe, your bike can get you to class on its own. But if you live a significant distance away, a bicycle–only commute may not be possible. A similar problem can arise if the only roads between you and campus are decidedly bicycle–unfriendly.

College students get unfairly blamed for lots of things. Causing problems with their bicycles is often one of these, despite the fact that every college student on a bicycle represents a parking space that someone else can use. Still, every student who blows through an intersection against the light, rides on sidewalks frightening local pedestrians, or rides against the flow of traffic reinforces the incorrect idea that bicycles don’t belong on the streets. And that kind of thinking can undo the significant progress made recently toward making Savannah better for bikes. If you believe in bicycling, don’t do things that hurt the cause.

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Speaking of causes, the local cycling scene needs you. Even if you plan on leaving Savannah as soon as that diploma is slapped into your hand, the four (or five or six) years you spend in college might be the longest time you live in one city for some time. And even four years is more than enough time to get involved in Savannah’s varied and vibrant bike culture. Don’t wait, participate. cs John Bennett is vice chairman of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign (bicyclecampaign.org)


• The only real professional presence is our single A minor league team, the Savannah Sand Gnats, who just completed the 2011 season with an appearance in the South Atlantic League playoffs. Next April the Mets affiliate begins the 2012 season at its digs at Historic Grayson Stadium next to Daffin Park. Home games at the newly renovated facility are a bargain at $7 general admission. There’s not a bad seat in the old park, which in its day has hosted Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Jackie Robinson, among many of the titans who’ve taken the diamond there.

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• The most notable and college– friendly semipro team in town are the awesome Savannah Derby Devils, an all–girl roller derby squad who compete at the Civic Center downtown against other regional teams in matches which are absolute hoots to watch, as well as very well–attended. If you wanna be a bruiser grrrl, the next and final tryout of the year will be Sept. 21 for experienced skaters only, at 8 p.m. at the team’s practice location, Supergoose Sports at 3700 Wallin St. They roll online at savannahderby.com

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Home games this season at Wright Stadium include bouts with Howard University, Hampton University, Florida A & M University, Norfolk State University and South Carolina State University. A season ticket package is a bargain at $75, which includes parking. The Tigers roar online at ssuathletics.com

• The SCAD Bees field a number of programs which are perhaps surprisingly competitive considering it’s, well, an art and design school. Women’s volleyball in particular always brings the thunder. Check out home matches at the St. Paul’s Activity Center at Whitaker & 31st. If you’re a lax fan, SCAD is pretty much the only game in town, literally. Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are quite good and swing their sticks at the SCAD Athletic Complex, a short drive from Savannah off Highway 17 near Hardeeville, S.C. Befitting the college’s cosmopolitan ethos, men’s and women’s soccer is strong. They also play near Hardeeville at the Athletic Complex. SCAD golfers are also quite awesome, but come on... it’s golf. Check out all their info at scadathletics. com

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• The Pirates of Armstrong Atlantic compete in the Peach Belt Conference and have several kick-ass programs. This always comes as a surprise to people who still think of AASU as that commuter college on the southside. Women’s soccer is currently 11th in the nation, with Kourtnay Kawley and Meghan May leading the way on that side. The baseball team has won 12 NCAA championships and looks to be as competitive as usual this year. And of course there is men’s and women’s tennis under head coach Simon Earnshaw, both of which were voted “Best College Sports Team” in the most recent Connect Savannah Readers Poll.

SAVANNAH ISN’T KNOWN as much of a sports town. But for those willing to go beyond stereotype and get out from in front of the tube, there are a number of fun sports options which deliver an often–surprisingly good level of competition and excitement.

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DIANA ADAMS dreams in Tweets. One hundred and forty characters at a time, the Atlanta–based computer consultant’s subconscious bubbles up. “Sometimes I am literally sending someone a message on Twitter and sometimes the ideas just kind of come out that way,” she says. On most nights Adams wakes up two or three times to check her Twitter stream and reply to @ messages from her nearly 50,000 followers. “I sleep with my phone under my pillow,’ she confessed. “But if you think that’s bad, you don’t know any real Twitterholics.” Living among media–obsessed New Yorkers, including some who employ two computers, one for work and one for TweetDeck, this reporter assures her he does know a little something about the siren song of the micro–messaging service. “If I’m away from Twitter for more than an hour or two, I get nervous and break into a sweat,” she counters. OK, we acknowledge, you win. Adams’ voracious use of Twitter

has earned her a score of 78 on Klout, a service that measures social media influence. This puts her a little below President Obama, but a little above Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, among Adams’ many followers. The central focus of Adams’ activity is the blog Bit Rebels, where she is a writer along with two other bloggers she met through Twitter. The site is a miniature version of the better–known Mashable, covering social media, Web culture and viral content. On Bit Rebels, Adams writes frequently about whether her Twitter habit is an actual problem. “I began to think about Twitter addiction. Is it real or is it just another way for the people around us to make us feel guilty about something we really enjoy?” This is one reason she would rather stay in and Tweet on the weekends than spend time with family or friends. “It’s not like I’m smoking crack or something,” she complains. “Twitter is making my life better, so how can that be a bad thing?” According to Cosette Rae,

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executive director of reSTART, the first clinic in the U.S. dedicated to treating technology–related addictions, cases related to Twitter are on the rise. “It’s a dangerous little creature,” notes Rae. “When you tell friends or family you’re addicted to alcohol or drugs, that’s something they can understand. When it comes to something like Twitter, people are less sympathetic.” Rae says the symptoms were akin to what she saw during her time treating veterans battling substance abuse. “Individuals who have lost interest in work, whose obsession is damaging their relationships.” She warns people to watch out for warning signs, like users bringing phones into bed. “It’s rare, but we have seen physical symptoms as well. People who are staring at the monitor for hours on a program like TweetDeck––they become so focused, they experience something akin to sleep apnea, where they are awake but forget to breathe.” A recurring theme is that many of the patients Rae has treated were required to use Twitter as part of their job. “There is a big focus now in practically every industry on social media,” she says. “Companies want a voice that sounds authentic, so they don’t create a separation between the personal and the corporate account. For a lot of people that is no big deal. But for some, it’s quite dangerous. Can you imagine if your boss told you one

day, you have to start drinking on the job?” Twitter is also killing Laurel Snyder’s career — her primary one, anyway. One hundred and forty characters at a time, it is taking away the limited reserve of words the Atlanta– based children’s book author has left. Snyder developed rheumatoid arthritis a few years ago, and her doctor told her that over time, typing would become more difficult. Already she is limited to just four or five hours a day before the pain’s too much. “I know that my fingers are only going to last so long,” admits Snyder. “Sometimes I think about how many chapters this is costing me down the line. But I just can’t stop Tweeting.” Snyder’s 23,000 Tweets are a mix of parenting humor, self–deprecating promotion for her books and chatter with friends and followers. She banters with celebs such as Rosanne Cash, who recognized her from her Twitter avatar when the two met at a book signing. And no matter the time of day or night, she can always dip into her stream for a fix. “The important thing about it, for me, is not getting to follow celebs or being clever or building up followers,” Snyder says. “It’s that it never stops. When I’m up at 4 in the morning and I can’t fall asleep, my choice is basically start drinking alone or get on Twitter.” Snyder has taken small steps to battle this habit. She removed any trace of Twitter from her phone continues on p. 20

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and stopped trying to follow people just because they followed her. And she takes comfort in the thought that while Tweeting may cut short her career as an author, at least she has remained at the center of the conversation. “Barring some sort of apocalypse that wipes the Internet off the face of the earth,” she says, “Twitter is only going to become more central to my life as time goes on.” Twitter’s central, and beneficial, role in today’s workplace was the key message of the #140 conference held recently in Manhattan. “Did you hear I got animated today?” asked NPR’s senior strategist for social media, Andy Carvin. That morning he had been immortalized by the Taiwanese animation studio Next Media. “I guess that means I’ve really made it,’ he joked. ‘But they made me look like George Costanza!” In the video Carvin stood with his hands outstretched, a flock of blue Twitter birds circling around his head and whispering in his ear. When his young daughter saw it, she pointed at

her father on the screen and declared, “That’s my Twitter!” In real life, Carvin is an ebullient fellow with a large round head and a bit more hair than George Costanza. After a session at the #140 conference, he shares coffee and conversation at a small cafe on Lexington. “‘I’m going through 2,000 @ replies every day, 5 or 10 percent of which are typically real leads,” Carvin says as he mimes an ever–expanding balloon with his hands. “I’ll probably have 50,000 followers by the end of next week and I’m beginning to realize that, unless I get some new tools, I won’t be able to keep up.” When the Arab Spring dominated the headlines, Carvin estimates he spent between 18 and 20 hours each day on Twitter. “It got to the point where my account was actually suspended by the company. I had sent more than 1,000 Tweets in a single day, so naturally they assumed I was some kind of spam bot, because what human would do that?” These days things are much more manageable. Carvin wakes up and

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reads what he missed over breakfast, Tweets all day, then takes off a full two hours each night to cook dinner and spend time with his family. “I try and get in another 90 minutes after everyone goes to bed.” That day we chatted, his Twitter stream mixed coverage of three women who had been detained by security forces with discussion of a lunar eclipse over the Middle East. “You could feel it sweep from east to west, from Syria into Egypt and then Libya.” For Carvin, no feature writing, no matter how prestigious, could ever replace the high of interacting in real time with a passionate community of readers. “I’m DJing the revolution, curating the emotional soundtrack, and that live experience is addictive in a way traditional reporting never could be.” Brian Stelter, who covers media for The New York Times, says he doesn’t see a drawback to mixing his personal and professional life on Twitter. “When I’m Tweeting at 3 a.m. just before going to sleep, I’m thinking about our audience out on

the West Coast and in Europe. I am programming my personal broadcast network.” Stelter’s motto: Always Be Tweeting. “I’ve pretty much been keeping it up, except when I’m underground or in bed.” Still, the reporter swears he doesn’t have a problem. “I’m not addicted,” he says. “I can stop any time I want.” The service is a powerful tool, Stelter says, and the persistent buzz of feedback from fans and followers is beneficial. He used the mix of encouragement and peer pressure to lose 90 pounds by posting about every calorie he put in his mouth. This is the central appeal for today’s Twitter addicts. Heavy use provides a wealth of positive reinforcement on the personal and professional levels. Adams, the consultant who dreamed in Tweets, has thousands of followers showering her with praise. “I’ll be the first to tell you, it’s an ego thing,” says Adams, who counts among her followers actress Alyssa Milano and billionaire Richard Branson. “It’s kinda crazy they pay attention to little old me in Atlanta.” cs

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Atlantic University associate professor Katherine Hazard, South IMAGINE A DAY when of philosophy and South by Southby Southeast’s project the ride from Savaneast’s academic advisor. “ manager. nah to Atlanta no We also want to know what we “Market research longer requires haven’t thought of, what issues we can be done at one baking in your car haven’t considered.” school, another on I–16 for four– “This is a chance for faculty and school can study plus hours. students to complete a research projappropriate busiWhen in–state ect while contributing to a meaningness models. This is travel has become ful public service,” adds Hazard. intended to be an civilized and relaxOther attempts to creinterdisciplining. A day when ate passenger rail lines ary, inter–colattending to business in Georgia have been legiate effort.” or pleasure in the state Professorial explored, notably capital means simply stepproject aims to in May 2010 by the With over 30 colping off a platform. Brookings Instituleges and universiSounds dreamy, doesn’t it? gather academic tion Corridor Study ties operating along While a passenger rail line between steam along commissioned the corridor, there Atlanta and Savannah has tremenGeorgians for Pasis certainly potendous potential benefits in both direcSAV-ATL corridor senger Rail. tial for broad collections, it’s still far into the future. Yet That project involved tion of research and the daydream persists for those who a proposed a shorter development. understand the positive impact of Macon to Atlanta connecSouth by Southeast has comsuch a service: tion, with a final price tag of $75 pleted its first phase by proposing Increased development around stamillion for capital and operating ten research categories on its website, tion communities and fewer vehicles costs through 2030. The expense was from market research about ticket on the road are among the attenrefused by the state, but GPR continfares and weekday commutes dant economic and environues to concentrate its efforts out of to holding competitions for mental advantages cited Macon. new engine car design. by states with revitalized South by Southeast’s proposed line While there is an existpassenger train sysby Jessica covers more ground, but also draws ing track system, studies Leigh Lebos tems, including North jll@connectsavannah.com upon a grassroots network of Georgia need to be conducted to Carolina and Ohio, and academics who can contribute to the see what it would entail Savannah businesses project without corporate consulting to upgrade them to class 3 would surely benefit fees. If it can show a reduced cost and or 4 rail requirements. from visitor traffic from drum up enough community interest Each of these can be the other direction. to convince the folks at the Capitol adopted by university teams and Two Savannah residents have that a cross–state rail system is what ultimately feed into a feasibility study recently launched South by Southvoters want, anything is possible. to show the state legislature that fundeast with a mission to organize the So keep the dream alive, and see if ing a rail line is a viable and valuable dreamers–as well as university faculty, your school can contribute to one of endeavor. The next step is to get peostudents and business leaders–to see the research projects. ple talking. if their collected skills can move this Says Hazard: “It’s the only way to “The idea is to get the discussions train forward in Georgia. make things like this happen.” cs going about how to reduce cost, “Part of the immediate goal is to build community support and get the absorb the cost of research by tapping political leadership behind the projinto and linking the intellectual and ect,” says Jack Simmons, Armstrong academic resources already here,” says

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Instant karma’s gonna get you Two men are in the hospital after wrecking a truck they stole an hour earlier. A man told police victim told police he was working in the area of Capitol Street in a gated area, when Michael Germany, 18, jumped into his truck while he was working on equipment and drove away, picking up a second person near the gate.

About an hour later the truck was found wrecked at Wheaton and Randolph streets. Both occupants were trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle by Savannah Fire and Rescue. Germany is in serious condition in the hospital and the passenger is in serious but stable condition.

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• A 33–year–old parolee with an extremely long record in the legal system was charged with burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a neighbor caught him leaving an apartment that had been broken into. Tariq Brown was arrested after officers identified the owner of the car he was driving and determined he had borrowed it before the break–in. Police discovered guns that had been stolen in one of the burglaries. The events started when a resident of Oglethorpe Place Apartments on Mall Boulevard noticed Brown drive up in a black SUV and run behind a building. The resident walked to his neighbor’s apartment, saw Brown enter it, then retrieved a firearm and tried to restrain him when he exited. Brown started running, refusing to stop even when the neighbor fired a shot into the ground. Detectives discovered broken glass at another apartment from which a manila envelope had been taken. It was found in the apartment where Brown was first spotted.

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Brown previously had been arrested in Savannah 24 times and has been imprisoned five times by the State of Georgia. He began a 20–year sentence on a negotiated plea on nine burglary charges in Feb. 2008 but was released Dec. 1, 2010. • A human resources employee at TitleMax headquarters in Savannah was arrested for embezzling over $20,000 from the business over a three month period. • Police went to a Dollar General on report of a robbery. Store employees told police the suspect brandished a weapon, demanded money and personal belongings, then forced them go into the back room of the store where restrained them with zip ties. The suspect, Derek Ramon San Juan, 20, was observed on video committing the robbery. Investigators later were able to locate him in a southside apartment complex.

• Police arrested one man after a shootout that spanned Savannah and Garden City. Quinton Butterfield was found shot in the foot behind Sustainable Fellwood Homes. He said he was walking when a car drove by and shots were fired. Brandon Williams was found shot in the arm in a car Garden City Police stopped for driving with a flat tire at a high rate of speed. He told police he was walking down Bay Street when some black males shot at him. He denied being near the Richards Street shooting but police were able to place him there at the time of the shooting. Police learned that the Chatham Narcotic Team had an active investigation on Williams. CNT secured a search warrant and searched his house, securing items. cs


Your recent column about the safety of nuclear power also mentioned contaminated milk. But nobody explains why contamination is a big issue with milk but not with potatoes, chicken, or water. I always thought radiation was an equal-opportunity contaminant. So what’s the deal with milk? —Danielle Milk is nature’s perfect radioactivity delivery system, Danielle, ideally suited to slipping nuclear contaminants into places where they can mess you up good. Let’s review its many insidious advantages: 1. It’s a food. While an external dusting of radionuclides isn’t healthy, for efficient long-term irradiation of vulnerable organs there’s no substitute for actually ingesting the stuff. 2. It’s fast. Not to knock potatoes and chicken, but growing these items can take weeks or months. With milk, the fallout simply drifts over the pasture and lands on the grass, which the cows then eat. The radioactive particles are deposited in the cows’ milk, the farmers milk the cows, and in a day or two the contaminated product shows up in the dairy case. 3. Because it’s processed quickly, milk makes effective use of contaminants that would otherwise rapidly decay. A byproduct of uranium fission is the radioactive isotope iodine-131. Iodine is critical to functioning of the thyroid gland, and any iodine-131 consumed will be concentrated there. However, iodine-131 has a half-life of just eight days. The speed of dairying eliminates this impediment. 4. Milk also does a good job of delivering other radioactive contaminants, such as cesium-134 and cesium-137. Although not important for human health, radioactive cesium mimics potassium, which we do need, and is readily absorbed by the body. Another uranium breakdown product is strontium-90, which is especially hazardous to children, since it can be

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incorporated into growing bones. In contrast to radioactive iodine, strontium-90 has a half-life of about 29 years, so once it gets embedded in you, you are, as the Irish say, fooked. 5. That brings us to the most fiendish property of radioactive milk—it targets the young. Children (a) drink a lot more milk and (b) are smaller, which when you add it up means they get a much stiffer dose. Some cancers triggered by radioactivity have a long latency period; older people may die of something else first, but kids bear the full brunt. For all these reasons, testing milk and dumping any contaminated is at the top of the list of disaster-response measures following a nuclear accident, and it’s unusual, though not unknown, for bad milk to find its way into the food supply. For example: • Iodine contamination during the 1979 Three Mile Island accident was negligible, 20 picocuries per liter. The FDA’s “action level” at the time was 12,000 picocuries per liter; the current limit of 4,600 picocuries is still far in excess of what was observed. • After the problems with the Fukushima reactors in Japan, one batch of hot milk did test at nine times the current limit, and milk and vegetable consumption was prohibited in high-risk areas. But most bans were rescinded after a couple months. • In 1957, after a fire at the Windscale plutonium processing plant in the UK, radiation levels of 800,000 picocuries per liter and higher were found in local milk. Though contamination of milk wasn’t well understood at the time, authorities figured 800,000 of anything involving curies can’t be good and banned the stuff. • Then there’s Chernobyl. Milk sales were banned in nearby cities after the 1986 reactor explosion, but feckless Soviet officials let the sizable rural population fend for itself. Not surprisingly, 6,000 cases of thyroid cancer subsequently developed, proving there’s no catastrophic situation that stupidity can’t make worse. One last thing. We’ve been talking about cow’s milk, but be aware that iodine-131, strontium-90, and other radioactive contaminants can also be transferred through human milk. Your best bet in that case is to stick to formula prepared before the accident, juice, or Scotch, and you might as well give some to the baby, too. cs

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“When I get to Africa, I have to worship him,” said Elizabeth Osei, parttime first lady of the Akwamu people of eastern Ghana, speaking of her husband Isaac, who is the Akwamu chief. “When I get back, he has to worship me” (because Elizabeth is the president of the couple’s New York City taxi company, where they work 12-hour days when they’re not Ghanian royalty). Isaac’s reign, according to an August New York Times report, covers several months a year and requires divine-like wisdom in adjudicating his people’s disputes. Another New Yorker with a prestigious double life is Mohamed Mohamed, a state transportation bureaucrat, who recently returned to his cubicle in Buffalo, N.Y., after nine months as prime minister of Somalia. The Buffalo News reported that the Somali native, though shocked by the level of the country’s dysfunction, at least got to stand up to “terrorists, pirates and warlords” and “address dignitaries from the United Nations.”

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• The convenient Russian myth that “beer” (up to 10 percent alcohol by volume) is a “soft drink” will end shortly, following the enactment of restrictions signed by President Dmitry Medvedev in July. Beer had been rapidly replacing vodka as the country’s primary alcoholic beverage, as people drank it with impunity around the clock in public places (since they pretended they were

consuming nothing more powerful man from San Angelo, Texas, told the than a “cola”). Texas Tribune that it was OK for him to • Until recently, impoverished Indoeat because of an “agreement” he “made nesians sought to cure various illnesses with God earlier.” (such as diabetes and high blood pres• Fed up with the theft of Bibles from sure) by lying on railroad tracks as the Basilica of San Salvatore al Monte in trains approached, thus allowing elecFlorence, Italy, the Franciscan priests in trical charges from the tracks to course charge posted signs and spoke prayers therapeutically through their bodies. A urging the pilferer to repent. In the combination of anecdotal successes and event that he does not, reported Londissatisfaction with the state-operated don’s Daily Telegraph in August, health care system led to the instances the prayer asked that the thief be in which hundreds at a time lay on afflicted with “a strong bout of the tracks. the (runs).” pass that • What Goes Around, Comes jobs bill Questionable JudgAround: In February, 12 villagers now! from a South African shantytown ments allegedly burned down a pas• My Kids Live With a tor’s home and killed him out of Child-Killer? John and anger and fear that he was using Kristine Cushing married an “invisible penis” to seduce and raised two daughters, women. The accused, who are due but Kristine became mentally to answer for their superstition in ill and in 1991 killed the girls court in September, according to as they slept. She was hospitalAfrican Eye News Service, became ized for four years and eventu11 in May when one of the men ally monitored for 10 more. died mysteriously, and those 11 are Meanwhile, John divorced her now terrified that the pastor’s family and married Trisha, and they raised has placed an active curse on them. two sons, but eventually divorced and reached a shared-custody agreement. Latest Religious Messages By 2005, Kristine had been approved by • The Aug. 6 revival spectacular in California doctors to return to society, Houston, billed as a day of prayer and and soon she and John reconnected. attended by 30,000 people at Reliant Understandably, Trisha became horriStadium, was also billed as a day of fastfied at the prospect that Kristine might ing, which apparently took at least a few relapse, in which case her and John’s worshipers by surprise, and Reliant’s two sons would be at risk. In August, a concession stands (which were open all judge in Seattle (where John and Krisday) only added to the temptation to tine once again cohabit), influenced by ignore the fast. One otherwise-devout

Kristine’s clean record since her release, turned down Trisha’s request for sole custody. • Highly Questionable: (1) German Paz, 33, was sentenced in Orlando to 15 years in federal prison in June for sexual exploitation of a minor via the Internet. He had begun contacting a 13-year-old girl and was using the screen name The Delightful Deviant. (2) Gareth Shand, 6, was welcomed into the first grade in San Antonio in August with an immediate in-school suspension. He is growing his hair long for a cancer-support organization, but that violates his school’s dress code.

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• Direct Pipelines from the Pentagon to U.S. Enemies: (1) A U.S. military investigation disclosed (according to a July Washington Post report) that at least four of the eight Afghan trucking firms involved in a $2.16 billion Pentagon contract designed to ferry supplies to American troops are likely to have employed subcontractors with direct ties to the Afghan Taliban. (2) United Nations investigators revealed (according to an August New York Times report) that about half of the U.S.-supplied weapons for Ugandan and Burundian troops to battle the Somalian terror group al-Shabab have ultimately wound up in al-Shabab’s hands. (The poorly paid Ugandan and Burundian By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


Hawthorne, Calif., in 2009 was “selfdefense.” LaBon insisted that he was in fear for his life because the woman was a “gang member.” Judge Kathryn Solorzano took the unusual step of advising the jury to “disregard most of what Labon said during his argument,” according to the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif. (Jurors quickly convicted LaBon on all counts.)

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troops found arms sales more profitable than fighting terrorists.) • Ned Nefer, 38, pushed a 6-foot mannequin along U.S. Highway 11 in June, for 65 miles from Syracuse, N.Y., to Watertown, N.Y., because “(The mannequin and I) really love the outdoors.” The mannequin, Nefer said, is his wife “Teagan,” who came to Nefer merely as a head but for whom Nefer constructed a body and “married” in 1986. Said a social services worker, to the Watertown Daily News, “I wouldn’t classify (Nefer) as dangerous at all. He seemed quite happy in his own little world.” Nefer’s “first” wife passed away, and it is possible, the social services lady said, that this is his way of dealing with the loss.

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• From time to time, Tibetan Buddhists inadvertently support the seafood industry with campaigns of “liberation” of living beings. In August, a Buddhist group purchased 534 lobsters from a Gloucester, Mass., wholesaler, sprayed them with holy water, clipped off their claw bindings, and released them into the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, the lobsters were almost certainly re-caught, by Gloucester lobstermen. A 2004 News of the Weird story from Marina del Rey, Calif., reported that a Buddhist group made monthly pilgrimages to the harbor, purchased bait and “lib2 9/2/11 2:43 PM erated” it, though it almost certainly was immediately eaten by fish. cs

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At 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. Savannah has a proprietary interest in the dance/punk trio Cusses. Together Angel Bond, Brian Lackey and Bryan Harder are our Little Band That Could, and they’ve spent the past two months polishing their chops, pushing the envelope and working hard to honor and retain the trifecta of titles they won in the Connect 2011 Best of Savannah readers’ poll: Best Punk Band, Best Rock Band and Best Vocalist (that’s Angel). Bond is breathless while talking about Cusses’ recent recording sessions (there’s a full–length coming in a few months) at Echo Mountain Studios, a converted church sanctuary in Asheville (Band of Horses and the Avett Brothers, among others, have cut tracks there). “It’s a mix of old and new,” she explains. “Some of the first songs we ever wrote are on there, and some of our latest songs. And some in between. So I really think you can hear how we’ve evolved in the record.” Bond and the others have been in Atlanta this week, finagling some of the Asheville vocal tracks. The (self–titled)

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album, she says “is all live in the studio. Obviously, there’s some overdubs – I do some backup vocals and some harmonies here and there – but we’re trying to keep it as true to the live sound as possible. Because we’re just a two–piece musically, with vocals. So we’re not going over the top, production–wise.” At the band’s Jinx show this weekend – their first hometown gig since July – they intend to play the entire album live. Once the studio sessions were wrapped, Cusses traveled to Boston, Philadelphia and New York City. In The Apple, they performed at Arlene’s Grocery, the Litt Lounge and Cameo Gallery. “It was amazing,” says Bond. “It was only our second time playing there. Our first

show, I asked the crowd ‘Who has seen us before?’ and ‘Who’s from Savannah?’ and three–quarters of the crowd raised their hands. A lot of people that graduate in Savannah end up in New York. That’s to our advantage. We had great Savannah support.” Then came dates in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Columbia and Charleston, where 500 people turned up to see them (sharing the bill with the Shaniqua Brown). All this for a band that didn’t exist 16 months ago, and began with a small, grassroots following here in Savannah. Bond acknowledges the easy accessibility of regional music on the Internet as a factor. “We’re already seeing people singing along to the songs, which is I think pretty crazy after a year! And there were people that showed up in New York who said ‘I saw you here last year, and I’ve been waiting all year for you to come back.’ That was pretty great.” For guitarist Harder, who’s an architect, a teacher, a husband and a father, Cusses’ summer vacation was something entirely new. “It was the first time he’d ever actually been away that long from his family,” Bond says. “So it was definitely a true testament! And we are very grateful to his wife for sticking it through and being able to hold down the fort while we did this record.” See myspace.com/cussesmusic CS

With a new album (Count Yer Lucky Stars) dropping in two weeks, produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter), Atlanta’s heirs apparent to the Kinks might just be poised for the indie acclaim they’ve always deserved. The Gringos (brothers Nicholas and Pete Furgiuele, Pete DeLorenzo and Chris Kaufmann) play no–apologies Britipop with a tough, hard edge, and their songs are hooky and punchy, with shimmering harmonies and Ray Daves–ian music hall piano (the band members’ preferred label is “circus pop”). The GS live show is loud and explosive, and all four of them trade instruments and take turns singing lead. Psst: They’re funny, too – here’s a quote from a recent interview with Nicholas Furgiuele. “Having as many songwriters in the band as we do, we’ve never had a shortage of songs, and a strict drug regimen helps with the focus. We wanted to write an album that was killer, and we thrive on pressure, so it was easy. Also, if you eat enough chile rellenos, you can do anything.” See gringostar.net CS

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The Coastal Jazz Association’s 2011 Savannah Jazz Festival might be lacking a really “big name” — that’s what a sagging economy will do — but there is something extraordinarily celebratory about the headlining concert. That’s because guitarist Pat Martino is on the bill. He might not ring any bells in the celebrity–musician recognition tower, but Martino is considered by purists to be something of a living legend. In Martino’s case, both of those words carry a lot of weight. The Philadelphia native began playing professionally in the 1950s, while just barely in his teens. Throughout the following decades, he earned a reputation as a pioneer, a tireless innovator in the bop, post–bop and fusion worlds. He was a top session man, and cut dozens of acclaimed records under his own name. George Benson recalled first encountering Martino, performing with a combo in a Manhattan jazz club in the mid ‘60s. “All of a sudden, they came to a break in the music, and this guitar leaped out of

nowhere,” Benson said, “playing some of the most incredible lines I had ever heard. Had everything in it! Great tone, great articulation, and the whole crowd – it was a black crowd – went crazy. And I said to myself ‘If this is a sample of what New York is like, I’m getting out of here.’” Although he mastered, composed and performed in numerous styles and phases of jazz, Martino always preferred the simplicity of a drummer and a Hammond B3 organ, which colors the sound and can handle the bass lines, over the traditional piano– bass–drums rhythm section. To many, this is “soul jazz.” He still works this way today, and at his Forsyth Park show on Sept. 24 he’ll be accompanied by Pat Bianchi on Hammond B3, and Shawn Hill on drums. The predilection for simplicity has

served Martino well. In 1980, after enduring several years of crippling headaches, he underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm. The procedure left him with no memory at all – not of his family, his life or career, or his

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More importantly to Pat Marino, as you’ll read in this interview, the harrowing experience led him to cut all the bullshit from life and focus on the important things.

You lost your memory, and the technical ability to play. But was music still there, inside you? Was there a thread that still existed, or was that concept completely new to you too?

I’ve seen some of your lessons online, and heard you in deep public discourse about theory, and technique, and the mathematics of music. Taking away all the technical stuff for a moment, what is music to you?

Pat Martino: If there was, it was innate. At that particular time, it was more important to recover after neurosurgery. It took time for that to re–awaken. So it’s difficult for me to be precise with regard to its essence, and where it really came from. I don’t think it came from an effort on my behalf; I think it was more subliminal. And to be more precise about that, I think it was there when I was a child. It’s like the ecstasy that all children go through – the ecstasy is their playfulness and the enjoyment of the revelation of their own imagination.

Pat Martino: In my case, I’ve seen music as a type of stimulation mechanism. It increases sensitivity in every way. It amplifies perspective with regards to the way the architecture of a number of things coincidentally match each other, in a very natural kind of way. And it leads to a very spiritual sensitivity, at a much higher level that a craft or a career that’s based upon any of the given crafts. So to me, music is truly a universal language. It’s not so much latent with a mathematical interest on my behalf. Music is second nature to me. And I’ve always maintained my respect for it at the same time, a deep respect, and honor for all of the artists and individuals who have mastered it. No matter what their intentions are. In many cases, I see music as an opportunity to move into social and cultural arenas that give me the opportunity to interact with other, powerful individuals.

Did you think during that period “I’ll never play again. Gotta do something else”? Pat Martino: Throughout the years that I performed, prior to the neurosurgery, I constantly was sorry that I was a player. I think that it was being sorry to participate in the music business, solely for the sake of trying to attain success. As an artist, as a recording artist, as an instrumentalist. These concerns were fabricated on the basis of a competitive mechanism. Which was so far away from the spiritual aesthetic of the gift itself that was latent within, from childhood. It was really bruised by participating in this career–oriented business. I don’t think I ever wanted to be

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Collective Face takes on ambitious Angels in America, Part One by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

More than virtually any other work of theatre in this young millenium, Angels in America has become a real cultural presence. From Broadway to HBO, from Streep to Pacino, Tony Kushner’s two–part work examining relationships in the age of AIDS has become not only an important work for gay Americans, but a magnet for artists and audience members who appreciate heartfelt art and showmanship. This week The Collective Face opens its performance of the first part of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, set in New York in 1985, the onset of the epidemic. “This is the play that changes people’s lives,” says director and designer David I.L. Poole, who also teaches theatre at Savannah State University. “It’s so interesting how this play is really a point of conversation. My students, some of whom have never read a play in their lives, were going up and down the hallways talking about this play. That’s why it’s one of the great plays of the 21st century.” This first part of Angels, titled Millennium Approaches, deals with the breakup of a gay couple after one partner gets AIDS. It’s set against the backdrop of the machinations of a

closeted gay conservative lawyer who also gets the sickness, Roy Cohn — patterned of course on the historical figure of the same name. A highly theatrical work fusing, as its title indicates, elements of fantasy with elements of gritty reality, Angels in America is an ambitious undertaking even for a large market professional company, but even more daunting for community theatre. But Poole says it may be a work he was born to direct. “Ever since my undergraduate days, critics have said of my work that someday I would direct this play. They’ve said that Kushner’s writing and my stylization would work perfectly together. So it’s not really that farfetched an idea that we would do that here.” Poole says there was never a doubt that Collective Face would do a full–on, faithful reproduction of the demanding script. “We knew there would be difficulties, that there were these magic realism elements,” says Poole. “Ghosts appear, there are costuming changes

every five seconds, there’s an angel crashing through ceiling! We are doing all of that — we are not backing out on any of it.” The only notable change for this show is increasing Kushner’s recommended number of cast members. “It’s built for eight actors but we have increased that to 12, which does make things a little simpler,” says Poole. “Those quick changes don’t always have to happen.” (The cast comprises Jonathan Able, Richie Cook, Matt O’Boyle, Maggie Lee Hart, Bill DeYoung, Lynne Jones, Carl Andre Dominique, JinHi Soucy Rand, Charlie Ribbens, Alexis Mundy and Shane Gray.) While any play containing the words “Gay Fantasia” somewhere in its title will necessarily deal with the lives of gay people, Poole stresses that the entire point of the play – indeed, of all true art – is to find the universality within the work’s central theme. “Politically Kushner talks about the AIDS crisis, but really the play isn’t so much about that as it’s about relationships of these people. It’s a very humanistic approach,” says Poole. “This play is important in that it portrays homosexuality as a normal thing, not a freak show.”

Poole considers Millennium Approaches – which won a Pulitzer Prize – to be a stronger work than Part Two, which is called Perestroika. “Part One has a nice ending, but it’s not a complete cyclical ending,” he says. “It’s not the button ending where everything is resolved, but you know what? That’s life, isn’t it?” Poole says a prime motivation has been not to regard Angels as “the gay play or the AIDS play. This is not what we should do as actors. We should play these people’s lives.” “It’s a great master class in acting,” he concludes. “We’re thrown this text and we have to make it come alive. I’ve told everyone, let’s not get daunted by the aura of who’s played these roles and let’s make it our play. Let’s find our play.” cs Angels in America, a Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches When: Sept. 16–17, 22–24, and Sept. 29– October 2. All shows 7:30 p.m.; talkback sessions with cast after Thursday shows. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road Cost: Opening weekend $15/$10 students. Other performances: $20/$15. Info: 912/713–1137 or jinhi@musesavannah.org.

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For the main course, I chose classic carbonara and Ms. TJ selected a special — gnocchi seasoned with crispy pancetta and topped with a tender, flavor–filled chunk of wood oven roasted suckling pig. I can’t wait until there is a full selection of locally cured meats on the menu — that’s the kind of charcuterie plate this city has been waiting for in its culinary evolution.

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Congrats to Hayndry “Henry” Prasetio on the opening of his new breakfast and lunch diner named “Henry’s.” Regulars at Sunrise Restaurant on Wilmington Island will likely remember Henry. He worked there eight years — first as server and ultimately as manager of the bustling breakfast destination. Henry’s is a spiffy build–out of the space at Congress and Drayton streets that, ten years ago, was a restaurant. The space has seen many tenants since then, and the return of Henry’s is a welcome addition. Breakfast downtown is often tough to find, especially when tourism counts rise. The option of an economically–priced (two eggs, grits and toast for $3.45), made–to–order breakfast just suits area office workers and busy business people. The 90–seat restaurant will have a soup and salad bar, available from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on weekdays, and a breakfast buffet, offered from 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 28 Drayton St./6:30 a.m.–3 p.m.


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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. Show runs through Oct. 5.

“Noteworthy Art” Exhibit — Display of fourteen “art guitars” fashioned by area artists at the Ellis Square Visitors Center. Exhibit runs through October 7 & 9, when the guitars will be auctioned as part of the 22nd Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival. “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. ’Shredded Greens + White Flags’ and ‘Visual Thinc-ers’ — ThincSavannah hosts two concurrent shows through Nov. 4. “Shredded Greens + White Flags” features ll feature Betsy Cain’s shredded paintings. John Spurlock displays drawings and paintings. “Visual Thinc-ers” features work by eight current and former ThincSavannah members working in visual disciplines. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 300, Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea — This midcareer survey consists of approximately 30 works, including photographs, drawings, videos, and mixed-media installations by this Cuban-American, Georgia born artist. Through January 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St., http://www.telfair. org/ Armstrong Faculty Art Exhibition — A veritable collage of photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media by Armstrong’s Art, Music & Theater faculty. Show runs through Sept 30. Reception Sept. 16, 5:30 pm. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery on AASU campus. 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. Betsy Cain, Paintings and CutOuts — Chroma Gallery features works by this Savannah artist in conjunction with her first solo show at the Jepson. Through September 15th. 31 Barnard St. www.chromaartgallery.com Chroma Gallery, 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. A personal excavation of meanings.” Show runs through Dec 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

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

Work by Lindsay Schmidt at Gallery Espresso; reception Thurs. 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.” Show runs through Dec. 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., http://www. telfair.org/ Call for artists/craftsmen — Those wishing to be considered for participation in the 2nd annual Telfair Trunk Show during the Cool Yule event, should contact Lisa Ocampo at 912/790-8830 or ocampol@telfair.org. Cool Yule will be held Saturday December 3 at Jepson Center. Caroline McElhinny — Photography that explores the human body and the psychology of the self. Runs through September 23. The Butcher Gallery, 19 E. Bay St., http://www.carolinebmcelhinny. com/ Hospice Savannah 5 x 7 show — 3rd Annual 5 by 7 art show through Oct. 14 in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. Approximately 170 paintings, ceramics and photographs will be on display, each with their own silent bid sheet. Bids start at $33 in honor of Hospice Savannah’s 33 years. Final bids will be taken during the closing reception Friday, Oct. 14 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to drop by during normal business hours, and also to attend the closing reception. 100% of proceeds benefit not for profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Jeff Doran: dissipative structures — Through Sept. 23 at 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln Street, Unit A. Hours: Thursday-Friday 12pm-6pm

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. Through Sept. 23 Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 M.L.King Jr. Blvd. Mary Lum Exhibition: “Shifting Perspective” — Paintings and collages by contemporary artist Mary Lum. Show runs through Sep. 30. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Free admission, open weekdays. Free artist talk and reception Fri. Sept. 23, 5:30pm. ‘Lost in the Woods’ — Illustrative paintings by Lindsay Schmidt Sept 1- 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception: Thursday Sept 15, 6-9pm Ossabaw: Works on Paper and Wood — A show of Ossabawinspired artwork in many media, honoring the late Jim Bitler, by regional artists who have spent time on Ossabaw Island. Through Sept. 25. Benefiting 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. Through Sept. 28 at the JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Open Sun-Fri. Free admission. 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.

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Contagion

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An entertaining if unwieldy cross between a PSA and one of those all–star idiocies from the 1970s — those disaster flicks involving hijacked planes, hurtling meteors or towering infernos — Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion tracks the entire cycle of a disease that begins with one person and ends with the deaths of millions of people worldwide. Episodic in the extreme, the picture mostly follows the scientists and health officials tasked with finding a cure — considering that Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Ehle are cast in these roles, one gets the impression that being a physical beauty is a requisite to landing these sorts of jobs. Representing Everyman, meanwhile, is Matt Damon, an ordinary joe whose wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) is the first victim of the disease (that’s no spoiler, as she dies within the film’s first 10 minutes and is sporadically seen in flashback thereafter). And then there’s the online activist (Jude Law) who believes that it’s all some government conspiracy and states that he possesses a tried and true antidote. While it’s comforting to see all these fine actors gathered in one place (the cast also includes Laurence Fishburne, Elliott Gould and Winter’s Bone Oscar nominee John Hawkes), the film simply doesn’t have enough time to properly devote to each of these characters, meaning we only get broad strokes rather than emotional investment (one likable character dies off–screen without our knowing it, with his/her passing barely mentioned). Where the film works best is in its condemnation of the all–mighty power of the Internet and its self–proclaimed prophets, as repped by Law’s opportunistic and misleading blogger. If nothing else, Contagion will at least be remembered for the great line uttered by one of its brainiac characters:

“Blogging isn’t writing; it’s graffiti with punctuation!”

WARRIOR

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Perhaps because it’s being released less than a year after The Fighter, Warrior has already been relentlessly compared to that drama which likewise focuses on two brothers involved with a pounding sport (boxing there, mixed martial arts here). I had problems with The Fighter (starting with Melissa Leo’s canvas–chewing performance, which inexplicably won her an Oscar), but on balance, I have more with Warrior, which does a nice job of mostly subverting the inevitable genre cliches but has trouble coming up with anything new to fill the void. Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play the slugging siblings: Hardy’s Tommy Conlon is a former Marine who’s battling all manner of personal demons, while Edgerton’s Brendan is a teacher who’s forced back into the ring in order to make money and prevent foreclosure on his home. Both have their eyes on winning the championship, but first, they need to undergo the proper training and then beat a formidable slate of opponents if they expect to make it to the final match. Director–cowriter Gavin O’Connor and team ably set up the dire circumstances that blanket these men’s lives, particularly their relationship with their estranged father Paddy (Nick Nolte, simply superb). But because we know exactly which two


The Debt

Don’t be turned off by the worrisome facts that its release date has kept changing, it’s already made the global rounds since last September, and it’s been 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 top-notch 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.

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characters will end up in the championship bout (despite the challenge of a hulking Russian straight out of Rocky IV), the home stretch occasionally becomes tedious, with the emphasis shifting from character development to repetitive slugfests. Worse, Hardy and Edgerton barely have any scenes together, which drains their climactic confrontation of much of its power. I suspect many men will nevertheless tear up at the end, but if this is supposed to be the successor to Brian’s Song, it’s slightly off–key.

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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.

SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D What’s there to say about a movie when Jessica Alba is the best thing about it? Not much, obviously. Alba, perpetually as rigid as a surfboard, at least is inoffensive – even likable – in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, which automatically makes her easier to take than practically everything else in this insufferable kid flick. A desperate attempt by writer– director Robert Rodriguez to resuscitate a franchise that was already running on fumes by its third entry back in 2003, this casts Alba as Marissa Cortez, a retired spy whose husband Wilbur (Joel McHale) and stepchildren Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook) don’t know about her former profession (they think she’s always been an interior decorator). But when her arch–nemesis, the dastardly Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven), reappears on the scene with a master plan to speed up time until it runs out and the world ends, Marissa is called back into action and subsequently forced to let her stepkids join her on the mission. The “4D” in the title refers to the fact that this is presented in “Aroma– Scope,” which means that patrons are handed scratch ’n’ sniff cards meant to be rubbed at designated times throughout the film. This is hardly a

new idea: Like most cinematic gimmicks, it originated in the 1950s, and its most recent employment was in John Waters’ 1981 Polyester (not Pink Flamingos, thankfully). The first smell deployed is bacon, and it’s all downhill from there, with a couple of the spots reserved for flatulence odors. This, of course, is right in line with the rest of the movie, which has an unhealthy obsession with all things stinky: A robotic dog (voiced by Ricky Gervais) deploys “butt bombs,” Cecil hurls used barf bags at villainous henchmen, and so on. It’s nice to see the original Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara), as young adults, although they wear out their welcome around the time that Carmen wipes boogers on Juni’s shirt.

Fright Night

If you weren’t around in 1985 to enjoy it, the original Fright Night is worth a Netflix rental, thanks to its fleet–footed approach to the vampire genre and a lovely performance by Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent, a late–night horror–show host who helps teenage hero Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) defeat the bloodsucker (Chris Sarandon) who lives next door. The new souped–up version, also called Fright Night, isn’t bad as far as these needless remakes go. It’s for the most part well cast, contains some slyly wicked scenes that equal anything in the original, and expands some of the characters in interesting ways. It’s a shame, then, that the movie botches its version of Peter Vincent, and even more unfortunate that the third act is a furious mishmash of unsatisfying plot developments, unexceptional confrontations and, depending where and how it’s viewed, 3–D blurriness. On the plus side, 22–year–old Anton Yelchin (Chekov in the Star Trek reboot) is believably conflicted as the teenage protagonist, Toni Collette nicely fleshes out her role as his mom (the part in the original was a nonentity), and Colin Farrell is aces as Jerry, the suave, sexy vampire who prefers tight T–shirts to billowy capes. Changing the setting to a Las Vegas suburb, where transient neighbors aren’t as likely to be missed should Jerry elect to sup on one, is also an inspired move. Yet Peter Vincent is no longer a


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.

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.

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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

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.

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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

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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center, Chair, at 912-233-9696 or tonycenter@comcast.net For daily updates, join our Facebook page (Chatham Democrats Georgia) and visit our web site: http://chathamdems-ga.com/ ccdc/ Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah http:// www.chathamdems.net/

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party

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

Benefits 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 www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/flying-fortress-5k.

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, mcrouch@helpendhunger.org or 912-721-1790. Planta-

tion 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.helpendhunger.org.

GoDesign Charity Golf Tournament

Help build a school in Ethiopia. GoDesign Inc. is a nonprofit that works in developing countries to help with design and building needs. The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Isl. Entry fee: $100/person. Sun. Sept. 18, 2pm. www.godesigninc.org or 912-856-7003.

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 dfranz@helpendhunger.org

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.

Help the Hoo-Hahs 5K: Run & Fundraiser for GYN Cancer Support

Sat. Sept. 24 from 8-10am. 5K Walk/Run at Savannah Trade and Convention Center, raising money for local women battling GYN cancers (ovarian, cervical, uterine, etc).Registration: $25 until 9/18. $30 until race day. http://www.helpthehoohahs.com/ coming-events.html

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and

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Savannah Christmas Makeover Rebuild Volunteers and construction supplies are needed to rebuild a home for a deserving Savannah-area family. Work day is Sat. Sept. 24. To volunteer or donate, contact lisa@savannahchristmasmakeover.com or 912-856-2710. Information: savannahchristmasmakeover.com.

Tunes & Spoons for Trinity

Trinity Church takes over Telfair Square in downtown Savannah for an afternoon of shrimp & rice, and a silent auction. Dance to “Call the Cops” and bid on great gifts. Sat. Sept. 24, 4-7pm. $25. 912-233-4766 at trinityumcsav@bellsouth.net A benefit for the Historic Restoration Fund for Trinity Church, built in 1848.

Call for Entries 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. savannahtree.com/programs.

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.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Aikido Center

Traditional Japanese martial arts down-

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

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056.

Beach Walk Jewelry Class

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

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah http://www.beaddreamer.com/

Boater Safety Classes

SCMPD hosts a series of certified safety classes. Does not include on the water instruction. Participants may qualify for insurance discounts. Must be at least 12 years old. April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. For info or to register, call 912-921-5451. Free and open to the public.

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit http://www. ctcsavannah.com/

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

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Free“ English as a Second Language” Classes

Morning Classes: Wed. Sept. 14, 9am12noon & Fri, Sept. 16, 9am-12noon. Evening Classes: Thurs. Sept. 15 6-9pm, & Thurs, Sept. 22, 6-9pm. Offered by Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

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 401255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson.

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

brass, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail.com

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Pet and People Portraits

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

Renovate/Repair/Painting Certification

Free certification course in lead-paint safe work practices. Satisfies state and federal requirements for contractors and workers. Sat. Sept 17, 8am-5pm. Offered by Dept of Public Health. Information and registration: 912-358-3220 www.savannahstate.edu/ class/hhtp-about.shtml

ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore

1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two 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 savannahlatina@yahoo.com or visit www. savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Stand Up Paddleboarding

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

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http://www. thestarfishcafe.org/

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

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

Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http://buccaneerregion.org/solo.html.

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit coastalminis.com. Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Energy Healers

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

Mindfulness Meditation Class

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

Ms. Amy’s School of Music

A small privately owned studio offering: Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes WWW. MSAMYSCHOOLOFMUSIC.COM

Music Lessons

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, bass, voice, violin, mandolin, ukulele, banjo,

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. For more info: www.honorflightsavannah. org

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 www.mops.org. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www.fbcislands.com/ continues on p. 46

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: exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info.

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Learn Russian

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

Honor Flight Savannah

LArge Antique & eStAte Auction!!

Sunday September 18th at 1pm Preview Saturday, September 17th, from 11am-3pm & on Sunday, September 18th, from 11am-1pm For more info, visit bullstreetauctions.com

Bull Street Auctions

2819 Bull Street (behind Maggie’s Antiques) · 443-9353 Always accepting quality consignments Auction Co. License #AU-C002680

Antiques Emporium on 38th St.

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm ∙ Sun 12pm-5pm

A Mixture Of Unique Finds Including Furniture, Glassware Accessories And Vintage Jewelry Corner of Abercorn & 38th St.

912.236.8444

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“Sum Sudoku” Put one digit from 1-9 in each square of this Sudoku so that the following three conditions are met: 1) each row, column, and 3x3 box (as marked off by heavy lines in the grid) contains the digits 1–9 exactly one time; 2) no digit is repeated within any of the areas marked off by dotted lines; and 3) the sums of the numbers in each area marked off by dotted lines total the little number given in each of those areas. For example, the digits in the upper-leftmost square in the grid and the two squares directly to its right will add up to 22. Now do what I tell you -- solve!! psychosudoku@hotmail.com

happenings | continued from page 45 Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street

Safe Kids Savannah

at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www. stewart.army.mil/

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com.

Savannah Guardian Angels

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

Savannah Jaycees

Savannah Adventure Club

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

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www. safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@gmail. com or visit www.savannahadventureclub. com

Savannah Kennel Club

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 savannahsacredharp.com.

Savannah Newcomers Club

Savannah Art Association

Savannah Parrot Head Club

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 for more info.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www. hdb.org 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@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at Darmst0817@comcast.net 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

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www. savannahnewcomers.com Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Writers Group

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or nonfiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-9208891. 8108 Abercorn.

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

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


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Southern Wings

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

Stitch-N’s

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

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-2722797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com NO experience necessary! Adult beginner ballet: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm. Barre fusion: Fun, energizing dance-based class combining Ballet Barre, resistance bands, Pilates Mat and music! Tuesdays 7:158:15pm; Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn Ext, Savannah www.theballetschoolsav.com or 912-925-0903

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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The 13th Colony Patriots

Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Information at www. ayoluwa.org Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah http://www.ayoluwa.org/

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

African Dance & Drum

A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. www.13thcolonypatriots.com or call 912596-5267.

Argentine Tango

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

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

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

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

Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. For more info visit the VNA website at: vna.club.officelive.com

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. Savannah

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@ comcast.net for more information.

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Adult beginner ballet & barre fusion

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

The Peacock Guild

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Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 1011. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail.com Savannah Mall,

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

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. 912-5960889 or www.cairoonthecoast.com

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

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

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1 Amazement 4 One A in AMA 8 “Peachy keen!” 13 It’s nothing, really 14 “That’s right” 16 Person in the delivery business? 17 551, to Nero 18 “Earth Girls Are Easy” star Davis 19 Rest in a nest 20 What escorts are usually paid to do? 23 France’s longest river 24 Samson’s love 28 Agreement between nations to stretch borders further? 32 Free plaything that’s actually in the Toy Hall of Fame 33 Dietary restriction for some 34 President pro ___ 37 “Not ___ care” 39 Last mo. with just 30 days 40 Star of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” in tabloids 43 ___! at the Disco 46 Birds who get busy right up to April? 51 Actress Dawson 52 Like horror movie music 53 Cockney and French, when I’m entertaining people at parties? 57 Up and about 60 Spaghetti western composer Morricone 61 “Just as I suspected!” 62 Tea at the movies 63 Kidney-related 64 Tom’s “Toy Story” costar 65 Author Fannie 66 “___ Luck Chuck” (2007 romcom) 67 Summer, in St. Tropez

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Wheeler ___ 3 Bring out 4 Add to 5 Fox News anchor Smith 6 Stadium where Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game 7 Former senator Sam 8 Electric shaver company 9 Dialect in 1990s news 10 “It was 20 years ___ today...” 11 Detmer and Cobb 12 Mich. neighbor 15 “Papa” of classical music 21 Miner’s finds 22 Definition 25 Occasion of interest? 26 “Alice’s Restaurant” singer Guthrie 27 One way to get the big picture 29 Putdown from The Fonz 30 “___ liebe dich” 31 Animal that looks half-giraffe, half zebra 34 Pre-1917 Russian ruler 35 ___ Domani (wine brand) 36 Apples, often 38 M&M hue 41 Charge for some mobile phone usage 42 Work with what you have 44 Frigid 45 Canadian prairie residents 47 Loom (over) 48 Intricately decorated 49 Hip 50 Bagel variety 54 Blood type, for short 55 The A of A.D. 56 Cremona closing 57 TV character who ate cats 58 Salt, in Quebec 59 “I’ve come ___ decision”

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PrideofIrelandGA@gmail.com or 912-7042052.

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: 912-3089222.

Pole Dancing Class

Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www. fitnessbodybalance.com or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes.

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact: salsasavannah@gmail.com, or call 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 nights. Everyone invited. No cover Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912398-8784.

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

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

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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.1012 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Registration: $95/Early Bird (by Sept. 1) $165 General registration. Info: geek-end. com. 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. www.savannahriverboat.com, 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!

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, pre-registration required. Shawnte Tyler, 912-232-6747 or styler@stepupsavannah.org. www.stepupsavannah.org.

Film & Video CineSavannah

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

Psychotronic Film Society

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

Reel Savannah

Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit www. reelsavannah.org

Fitness Belly Drills

This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit www.cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

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

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111

Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.savj.org/

Hatha Yoga

St. Joseph’s/Candler offers Hatha Yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. 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. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www.savannahyoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah http://www.savannahyoga.com/

Pilates Mat Classes

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

Pregancy Yoga

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

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www. islandsomatherapy.com, 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

The Yoga Room

Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Yoga for Cancer Patients

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 912-350-9031.

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 912-3509031.

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. Savannah

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912288-7863 or email heather@savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www. firstcitynetwork.net/

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health 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 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 http://www.savannahspeechandhearing. org/

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Monday, September 19, 5 p.m. at Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Call for pre-qualification information or to register, 912-350-8527.

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, 904-327-0499, kennedysharon47@gmail. com 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, www.lllusa. org/web/SavannahGA.html. Savannah

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

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Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800264-7154.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Walk on the Wild Side

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

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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 912234-3336.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Savannah

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://www.liveoakpl.org/

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 8983477. Savannah

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info.

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Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto www. overcomingbyfaith.org, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-494-8629, www.freedompathonline.

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Midweek Bible Study

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or mpcsavannah.com. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah http://www. montgomerypresbyterian.com/

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call the clerk, 912-3736276 Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah http://www. trinitychurch1848.org/

Realizing The God Within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Soka Gakkai of America

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121.

The Savannah Zen Center

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:307:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach cindy@alwaysoptions. com. The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: savannahzencenter. com The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) “An awakened Aries would rather err on the side of making a daring, improvisational mistake than cuddle up with passionless peace,” writes astrologer Hunter Reynolds. “He or she knows that creative conflict can be a greater unifying force than superficial harmony.” This is an excellent keynote for you to keep in mind during the coming days. But make sure your motivations are pure and humble, please. If the daring improvisation you launch is fueled by arrogance or the urge to dominate, your efforts to shake things up for the greater good will fail. Fight against what Reynolds calls “terrified niceness” –– but do it with fierce compassion, not sneering rage.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) Back in 2009, John Allwood, an Australian melon–picker, used his head to smash 47 watermelons in 60 seconds. That broke the previous world record of 40 in a minute, also set by him a couple of years earlier. I’ve chosen him to be your role model for the coming week, Taurus –– for two reasons. First, you’re primed to outstrip a personal best you achieved some time back. So do it! Second, it’s a perfect time to use your head in fun and creative ways.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) According to April Winchell’s book Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF, here are some of the treasures you can find for sale at Etsy.com: a toy pig made from a root beer can; a “juicy enchanted pouch” for holding runes; a handmade hornet’s nest; a stuffed feral goat fashioned to resemble a unicorn; fake tapeworms that are actually spray–painted fettucine; and a “haunted Ouija board Las Vegas casino–style blackjack roulette poker chip.” I would absolutely love it if you designed something like this and hawked it on Etsy, Gemini. Your skill as an idiosyncratic creator will soon be peaking, as will your capacity for marketing the most unique aspects of your shtick and style.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22)

“Specialization is for insects,” said science fiction writer Robert Heinlein. “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, pitch manure, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently.” I bring this thought to your attention, Cancerian, because it’s an excellent time for you to broaden your understanding and expand your repertoire. How many of the things that Heinlein names can you do? Make a list of your talents, and try to add some new ones to that list in the coming weeks.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) A veterinarian in Nashville was asked to do something he had never done: diagnose and treat a wounded whooping crane. Experts devoted to safeguarding the endangered species advised him to wear a billowy white suit. That way the wild bird would be more likely to accept his attention. “You learn very quickly how to communicate dressed as a marshmallow,” the vet said after completing his work. Be prepared for a metaphorically similar encounter, Leo. You, too, may face a prospect that resembles interspecies conversation. I hope you’ll be as adaptable as the vet.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) “Everything is unique,” said the 19th–century authors known as the Goncourt brothers, who wrote all their books together. “Nothing happens more than once in a lifetime. The physical pleasure that a certain woman gave you at a certain moment, the exquisite dish that you ate on a certain day –– you will never meet either again. Nothing is repeated, and everything is unparalleled.” Of course this is always true. But I suspect you will be more intensely aware of it in the coming days than you have in a long time. In part that’s because the sensations and experiences headed your way will be so piquantly unique, so exquisitely fresh. And in part it’s because you’ll be wide– awake to the novel pleasures that are possible when you appreciate the fact that everything

changes all the time.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul,” said environmentalist Edward Abbey. The “ruin” doesn’t happen all of a sudden, because of a single small failure to translate sincere intentions into good works. Rather, it’s the result of long– running laziness or passivity –– a consistent inability to do what one’s passions demand. If there is even a shred of this tendency in your make–up, Libra, now is an urgent time to shed it. According to my astrological analysis, you simply must carry out your soul’s mandates.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) I would of course never advocate burning all copies of the book Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself. I’m a staunch defender of freedom of speech, even if the speech offends my moral sense. On the other hand, my freedom of speech allows me to advise you to strenuously avoid that book and any influence that resembles it. In my astrological opinion, you need to actually become a better person in the coming weeks, not just pretend you are. Here’s a good place to start: Don’t just pay lip service to the idea of supporting others’ freedom of speech. Help them claim and express that freedom, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Every one of us is born with up to 150 new mutations that make us different from both of our parents. Most of those genetic alterations are neutral in their effects. Some are negative and a few may be beneficial. I bring this to your attention, Sagittarius, because you’re entering a phase when it’s possible to take more advantage of your positive mutations than you ever have before. Can you guess what they are? Try to, because you’re primed to tap in to their fuller potential.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Dictionary.com says there are

19 words in the English language with no perfect rhymes. Among them are six words that are useful in constructing this week’s horoscope for you: cusp, glimpsed, depth, rhythm, gulf, and opus. I like the fact that none of them rhyme because it’s symbolic of the task you have ahead of you. You’re on the cusp of a shift in your rhythm that will take you out of your depth, compelling you to close the gulf between you and a resource that will be crucial for you to have access to in the future. You’ve glimpsed what needs to be done –– the creation of a new opus –– but in order to accomplish it, you will need to be motivated by a frustration that feels like having to rhyme unrhymeable words.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) The Jerusalem Syndrome is a temporary psychological phenomenon that on rare occasions overtakes travelers who visit Jerusalem. Under the influence of ancient holy sites, these people may become obsessed with religious themes or experience delusions that they are characters from stories in the Bible or Koran. I don’t expect you to fall under the sway of such an outbreak, Aquarius, but I do suspect that you will soon have some intense spiritual stirrings. To ensure that they will enlighten you, not dishevel you, stay well–grounded. Have regular meals, please. Sleep well and exercise now and then.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) My Pisces friend Rana Satori Stewart coined some new words that happen to be perfect for you to begin using and embodying. “Blissipline,” she says, is “the commitment to experiencing a little or a lot of bliss every day; the practice of expanding one’s capacity for bliss and being open to receive it in any moment.” A “blissiplinarian” is “someone who enforces pleasure and invites opportunities for more pleasure,” while a “blissciple” is a person who aspires to master the art of blissipline. I encourage you to be a blissciple, Pisces, because it will put you in sync with the effervescent invitations the cosmos has scheduled for you.

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, www.unityofsavannah.org or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd.

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah http://www.wesleyctrs-savh.org/

Sports & Games Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. facebook.com/savannahbikepolo for more information.

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 www.al-anon.alateen.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.uusavannah.org/

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 http://www.fpc.presbychurch.net/

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.

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 University Medical Center. http://www.memorialhealth.com/

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


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. 355-7633. Savannah

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Call 355-1221; or visit www. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail.com. 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

Domestic violence 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, 6298888. 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 www. parkplaceyes.org

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah http:// www.sjchs.org/

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. HospiceSavannahHelps.org. Savannah

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. Fall topics: Sept. 13 Clean Your Arteries Without Drugs. Oct. 18 Diabetes, it ain’t just about the sugar. Nov. 15 Say “No” to Heart Disease; Cancer; Diabetes; & Obesity. Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org

LD-AD/HD Support Group

Parents of children with learning disorders, attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder are invited to join this professionally lead support group discussion problem solving, medication, alternative treatments and more. Pre-registration req’d. Call Laurel Brady at 912-659-4687.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma

Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 3507845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah http://www.memorialhealth.com/

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 2349999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah

Multiple Sclerosis support group

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:303:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-353-7143.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit www.oa.org to locate a meeting.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

“Man to Man” meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 PM on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. For more info, call 355-5196.

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families.

S-Anon Family Group

A fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For info, call 663-2565.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363. 3025 Bull St , Savannah

Staff the reception desk, answer phones, check patients in and out, etc. Medical Volunteers take blood pressure readings and assist in data management. 912-232-6624 or daleyd@sjchs.org.

Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. Savannah http://www.memorialhealth.com/

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call 964-4326.

Spinal Injury Support Group

Support Group for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Sponsored by Savannah Educational Consultants and Royce Learning Center. Professionally led support groups will be held on the 4th Monday of each month, 6-7:30pm. Meetings will be held at Royce Learning Center, at 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Contact Laurel Brady, 912-659-4687 or email LBrady@savannaheducationalconsultants.com

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth.com/backus

Support Group for People with HIV/AIDS

For more information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912-231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS.

Theatre There’s a Bomb on Trolley 409

A comedy about the worst tour of Savannah. This dinner theatre production is presented at The Lady and Sons’ banquet facility Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays spring through fall. The price for the buffet and show is $55, including gratuity. For reservations, go to hardheartedhannahsplayhouse.com or call 912-659-4383 http:// www.hardheartedhannahsplayhouse.com/

Volunteers Comunity Cardiovascular Council

Clerical and medical volunteers needed for non-profit working to eliminate heart disease. Flexible shifts and training provided.

Good Samaratin Clinic

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 652-3661. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St , Savannah http://www.liveoakpl.org/

Oatland Island Education Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah http://www.oatlandisland.org/

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Help in the “home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteers also are needed to provide home-cooked meals for families staying at the house. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Nikole Layton, 356-5520. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue , http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at www.TheDolphinProject.org.

The Volunteer Center

is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, or send e-mail to volunteer@ uwce.org. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://www.uwce. org/

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http:// www.sjchs.org/1844.cfm

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After School Ministry that provides inner city children. Urban Hope is looking for adult volunteers to help mentor the children. We are looking specifically for volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, or other fun activities. Please visit our website, www.urbanhopesavannah. org, for more info or email us at urbanhopesav@aol.com to start enriching the lives of children.

Kid’s Happenings Children’s Jazz Festival

Children’s event is the wrap up for the 30th Savannah Jazz Festival. Sun. Sept. 25, 4-6pm, Forsyth Park. Featuring Savannah Arts Academy Jazz Band and Coastal Jazz Association Allstars. Free and open to the public. www.savannahjazzfestival.org

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2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH,1183 SQFT, located in a quiet neighborhood on Smith Ave in Garden City. Minutes from Downtown and major HWY’s.Fireplace, Window AC/HT, Rent Includes Water.$575/month plus $500/deposit. skgada26@ hotmail.com. 229-848-6659 Good Music Is Food For The Soul. Find it online in Soundboard at connectsavannah.com

3 BEDROOMS, 1 Bath House For Rent in Tatumville. 352 Sherman Avenue. $650/month. Call 912-961-7151

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APARTMENTS 654B E.36th St. $625 One Bedroom 321 Broughton St $1400 315-A E.57th St $695

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

1508 EAST 56TH STREET: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, central heat/air. $675/month, $625/deposit. Call 912-306-0545.

HOUSES 3 Bedrooms 13 Burnt Tree Cir. $1200 1125 E.71st St. $900 2330 Camellia Ct. $795

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

640 W. 37TH ST. Apt. B

3 Bedrooms, appliances provided including washer/dryer. Central heat/air, ceiling fans. $750/month. Call 912-233-3945/251-648-5705

•8 Crows Nest 3BR/2BA w/bonus $1600/month. •208 Deer Road (Springfield) 3BR/2BA $925. •730 E. 46th St. 2BR/1BA $900 •1222 E. 54th Street 2BR/1BA $450 +DEPOSIT, NO-PETS NO-SMOKING CALL BILL or TONYA :650-2711 A GREAT DEAL! WON’T LAST LONG! 2BR & 3BR Apartments,starting at $500 & up. Heat/air, washer/dryer connections. Call 912-313-4580, 912-656-5004

ARDSLEY PARK Carriage house: 2BR/1BA upstairs, LR/DR combo downstairs, kitchen furnished, washer/dryer. $700/month, $600/security deposit,12-month lease. No pets; No smoking. Need Reference 912-658-5128


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MOVE-IN SPECIALS AVAILABLE 32 Liberty Heights Dr. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, den, fenced yard, central heat/air, carpet $970/month. Newly Renovated Large 2BR/1BA Apartments.New hardwood floors,carpet, paint, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $600-$650/month, utilities may be added to rent if requested. 844-3974 SECTION 8 WELCOME BRAND NEW APARTMENTS! Accepting Applications. Mercy Housing Management is accepting pre-applications for apartment units at Savannah Gardens, located at 515 Pennsylvania Ave, Savannah. The pre-application process will close Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm. Section 8 Vouchers accepted. Pre-applications are available during regular office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30) at the temporary leasing office c/o Strathmore Estates (601 Crescent Drive in Savannah, Ga. 31404). Pre-application forms must be returned in person or postmarked by September 23, 2011. Rent ranges: 1 bed rent $551/mo 2 Bed rent $666/mo 3 Bed rent $603/mo 4 Bed rent $824/mo

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707 Seiler Avenue between 37th & 38th off Atlantic Ave. 3BR/1BA. Central heat/air, stove included, washer/dryer conn. $750/month + $500/deposit. 2019 McLeod St. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, total electric $650/month + $550/deposit. Call 912-507-6293.

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EAST 32ND STREET 2BR, kitchen furnished, carpet, fenced yard, recently remodeled $625/month + deposit. WEST 50TH STREET 3BR/1BA, carpet, fenced yard, recently remodeled $725 + deposit 912-234-0548; No Section 8

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SOUTHSIDE: 3 Chateaugay, next to Welwood. 3BR/1.5BA, central heat/air, furnished-kitchen,LR,laundry-room, carport, fenced yard, new roof,new floor,new paint.Outside pets OK.Available Now. $925/month, $900/deposit.. No Section-8. 912-352-8251

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2403 NY:3BR w/washer/dryer $695 1926 Clemson:3BR Reduced $760 2023 Causton Bluff:3BR w/ washer/dryer $795. 1505 East56th:4BR $825 CALL 912-257-6181 SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278 or 356-5656

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•1200 E.37th: 2BR, 1.5BA house, window AC, gas heat $600/month + security deposit. •1202 E.37th: 3BR/1BA house, LR,DR, kitchen, window AC, gas heat $650/month + sec. dep.

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

HIGHLAND WOODS 800 QUACCO ROAD 925-9673

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

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Spacious 3-Bedroom House, ceiling fans in each room,CH&A, fenced yard, garage. Excellent schools.No pets. $1050/month,$850/deposit. 678-469-0991 Over Size Sunny 2B/R 5 rm apt, no pets, no smoking, nr everything, ch/a, stove/refrigerator, loads of closets. $675/ 1mo dep. 912-351-9129

SPACIOUS, 3 BDRM, 2.5 BATH TOWNHOME IN JACKSON PARK, OFF OF STEPHENSON AVE. Close to EVERYTHING! Attached garage, lush green space, vaulted ceilings, washer / dryer included, ceiling fans, dishwasher/disposal. Master downstairs, 2 large bedrooms upstairs. Available now. $1499.00 plus utilities. Email deepub2@aol.com for a showing. STATE APPROVED Personal Care Home For Rent 4BR/2BA, located on Southside. $1400 monthly plus deposit. Available September 2011. Call 912-656-1310

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2BR Duplex near May Howard School. Most pets OK. $725 per month. Available early October. 912-663-9941

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CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 For Rent Handicapped Space for 7-15, Mr. Gibbs 912-257-3000

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Furnished, Ready to move-in. No deposit, no utilities. 2116 Ogeechee Road. Call 912-313-4083 or 912-313-4082 rooms for rent 895 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

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

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

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

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CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

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cars 910 PONTIAC Grand AM SE, 2000- Mint Cond. tint,, spoiler, dark navy blue two dr. Only serious buyer $6,000.00 912-441-2913

NICE ROOM /HOUSE FOR RENT, Westside, quiet neighborhood. For reliable, working person. No drugs! Contact 912-844-8716 or 912-428-0496

Available soon! LARGE 3BR/1BA, eat-in kitchen, LR, family room, CH/A, freshly painted inside & out, new ceramic tile in quiet area, NO smoking! No Section 8 accepted! Police discounts available. 1yr. lease $939/rent plus $979/security deposit. 920-1936

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

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

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Relisted 2000 VOLVO S70 Timing belt, Serpentine belt, Water pump. Alloy rims, leather, ac. Electric seats. Cd, Radiator, Fwd, 4 dr, security system. $1850 white. OBO 912-220-6564 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. craigslist.org/cto/2448926555.html. 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

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