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Savannah Jazz Festival Main Event

Headliners are Savannah Jazz Orchestra Featuring Wycliffe Gordon & Ron Wilkins, Pat Martino Trio w/Pat Bianchi (B3) and Shawn Hill (Drums), Jazz Composers Sextet. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 4-11 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public What:

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composer Bob Zentz. When: Fri. Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theatre, 216 E. Broughton Street Cost: Free and open to the public

Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival

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What: Eighth annual film festival brings

ocean-themed documentaries, fine art and discussions. “Water Images” photo exhibit by Sal Lopes at the Jepson Center; filmmaker Lou Douros speaks at Friday’s Trustees event. When: Thu.-Sat, Sept. 22-24 Where: Trustees’ Theater AND Jepson Center for the Arts Cost: Free and open to the public INFO/SCHEDULE: graysreef.noaa.gov

Film: Biutiful (2010)

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What: Armstrong’s Latino Heritage Week presents the 2011 Oscar-nominated and Cannes award-winning film. In Spanish with English subtitles. When: Thu. Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Where: Armstrong’s Ogeechee Theater, Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Sat, 1/2 price day. Benefits chari-

ties. Cash only. No strollers or carts.

When: Fri. Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat.

Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Cost: $5/Fri. $3/Sat.

Jazz in the Park @ Savannah Jazz Festival

What: 30th annual celebration of jazz features Huxie Scott & Friends (Hall of Fame Members), Stan Killian Quartet and UNF Band w/Allan Harris. When: Fri. Sept. 23, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public

Music and Film: Bob Zentz and Ocean Film Festival

What: Screening of ocean films continues with performance by sea shanty singer/

What: Blues under the stars featuring Bottles and Cans, Eric Culberson, and Super Chikan. When: Thu. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public

“Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph and “Conversations with a Sphinx” by Maurice Jacques Valency. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. When: Thu. Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Fri. Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Where: Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater @ Armstrong, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10/Gen. Free with Armstrong ID

epidemic, Tony Kushner’s drama was adapted into an Emmy-winning miniseries. A Collective Face production. When: Thu.-Sat., Sept. 22-24, 7:30 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20 gen admission, $18 seniors/ military, $15 students

What: Live gypsy swing and jazz accompanying vintage silent films. When: Fri. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $34, $26, $20. Info: www.lucastheatre.com/

Theater: The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

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What: Armstrong’s Masquers present

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Music and Film: Hot Club of San Francisco presents “Cinema Vivant”

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Theater: A night of one-act plays

Theater: Angels in America (Part 1)

What: Best-selling author best known as Lemony Snicket of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Other writers include Jonathan Rabb & Patricia Lockwood. When: Fri. Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Where: Kevin Barry’s, 117 W. River St., Cost: $10

What: Bay Street Theatre with a factbased play about an infamous Wyoming hate crime. When: Fri.-Sun, Sept 23-25, 8 p.m. Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15 (benefits Stand Out Youth)

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SavOceanEx: Children’s Films, Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival

What: Shorts from the archives of National Geographic. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. When: Sat. Sept. 24 Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Ctr, 1510 Strand St.

National Public Lands Day

What: Set in 1985 NYC during the AIDS

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon plays the Jazz Festival Saturday in Forsyth Park

What: Volunteer to improve public use areas within the park. Complimentary breakfast. Work from 9am-12 noon. Tools and gloves provided. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 8 a.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument-Picnic Area, U.S. Hwy 80 East Cost: Free. Pre-registration encouraged.


SavOceanX: Family Pond Yacht Workshop & Regatta

What: Run/walk/kids event sponsored by YMCA of Coastal Georgia. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 8 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: $35/5k, FREE kid race and after-race events Info: ymcaofcoastalga.org/

What: Children are invited to build their very own pond yacht models and then race them in a regatta. When: Sun. Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Cost: $10/child plus one adult

Farmers Market

Jepson Gospel Brunch

market features locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs and other items. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park

Worship with Verdise Bradford of Kingdom Life Ministries. Performance at 1:30pm. Reservations required, call 912-790-8833. When: Sun. Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts Cost: Free performance. Brunch prices vary.

What: The Forsyth Park farmers

Annual Fall Beach Sweep

What: Clean up your beach! When: Sat. Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Where: Parker Pavilion, Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public

What: An Afternoon of Praise and

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Monday Lecture: ‘Immigration and Identity: Cinema as Meeting Place’

What: Armstrong’s Latino Heritage week presents discussion by Dr. Gracia Roldan. When: Mon. Sept. 26, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Where: Armstrong’s Ogeechee Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Old Tybee Road, Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public

Wednesday Smart Women’s Expo & Luncheon

Savannah Pagan Pride Day

What: Ninth annual local celebration

Sylvie Testud stars in Jessica Hausner’s directorial debut, Lourdes.

Tunes & Spoons for Trinity UMC

What: Sea shanty singer/composer. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea, 41 MLK Cost: Free and open to the public

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Sunday Chorale Concerts

What: Southeastern Choral Arts

Festival at Armstrong presents two nights of chorale performances. Sun., Sept 25, 7:30pm Vocal Chamber Ensemble and University Chorale in joint concert. Mon., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. Choral Arts Festival Choir. Where: AAASU Fine Arts, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Learning Center of Senior Citizens presents Mandi Lee in a one-woman show. When: Tue. Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Cost: $20/Gen Adm. $10/members

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vest the sea or get out on the water.

When: Sat. Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Where: Lazaretto Creek Docks, 180

SavOceanX: Music: Bob Zentz

Performance: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell

What: Lecture on “Coastal Engineering: Energy and Environment.” When: Tue. Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Where: Coastal GA Ctr, 305 Fahm St Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Learn from shrimpers that har-

What: Trinity Church takes over Telfair Square for an afternoon of music, shrimp and rice and a silent auction. Benefits Historic Restoration Fund. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Telfair Square Cost: $25

What: Savannah Navy League’s monthly dinner features a rescue demo. Reservations by Friday 9/23. When: Tue. Sept. 27, 6 p.m. Where: Coast Guard Air Station at Fort Pulaski, U.S. Highway 80 East Cost: $20/adult, $10/kids

SavOceanX: Paul Work

SavOceanX: Family Ocean Experience

features vendors, music, entertainment & speakers. When: Sat. Sept. 24, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Emmet Park, Bay Street Cost: Free w/ canned goods/ America’s Second Harvest

Helicopter Rescue Demo & Lowcountry Boil

Children’s Jazz Festival @ Savannah Jazz Festival

What: Savannah Arts Academy Starlite Jazz Orchestra and the Coastal Jazz Assocation’s Allstars. When: Sun. Sept. 25, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public

Film: Lourdes (France, 2010)

What: CinemaSavannah presents a

southern US premiere of Jessica Hausner’s feature film debut. When: Sun. Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Theater Cost: $8/cash only

Walking “Tour to End Hunger”

What: Savannah Walking Tour Association companies offering professionally guided, haunted or historic downtown tours at a discount to benefit America’s Second Harvest. Tours depart continuously from 7-9pm. When: Sun. Sept. 25, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Reynolds Square Cost: $10 Info: www.helpendhunger.org/

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Tuesday Candidate Forum: Savannah Alderman-at-Large

What: Hosted by Savannah Bicycle Campaign, US Green Building Council-Savannah Branch, and League of Women Voters. When: Tue. Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Coastal GA Ctr, 305 Fahm Cost: Free and open to the public Info: bicyclecampaign.org/

Lecture: ‘Deerskins, Trade Guns and Diplomacy in the Georgia Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution’

What: John Caramia gives the first talk in Coastal Heritage Society’s annual Revolutionary War Perspectives lecture series. When: Tue. Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah History Museum, 303 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Giuliana Rancic with E! speaks at this benefit for Mary Telfair Womens’ Hospital at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Trade show at 10, Luncheon & speaker at noon. When: Wed. Sept. 28, 10 a.m. Where: Savannah International Trade Center, Hutchinson Island Cost: $50 Info: www.sjchs.org

Lecture: ‘Western Students Meet Eastern Medicine’

What: AASU professors Helen Taggart, Sara Plaspohl, and Marilyn O’Mallon, describing the College of Health Professions’study abroad program in China. When: Wed. Sept. 28, 12 p.m. Where: Armstrong’s Student Union Ogeechee Theatre , 11935 Abercorn Street Cost: free and open to the public. Info: www.armstrong.edu.

“Welcome to the State of Poverty”

What: StepUp Savannah presents poverty simulation. When: Wed. Sept. 28, 2-4:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Cost: Free, reservations required

SavOceanX: Pin Point Museum and Film

What: Emily Owens, project manager of Pin Point Museum, discusses plans for the new facility. When: Wed. Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts Cost: Free and open to the public cs

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Troy and Tariq by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

TWO WEEKS AGO, 33–year–old Tariq Brown was arrested on the southside for burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It marked the 25th time Brown has been arrested in Savannah. That’s not a typo. Twenty–five arrests. One guy. Brown, a parolee, has previously been imprisoned five times. Most recently, he began a plea–bargained 20–year sentence on nine burglary charges — also not a typo — in February 2008. But he was released in December of last year. His 20–year sentence lasted a little over two. On the other end of the state and in another world figuratively is 42–year–old Troy Davis, accused of the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis has been on death row for the last 20 years. As I write this, he is still alive. But if all goes by the book, he will have been executed by the time you likely read this. Thanks largely to the automatic appeals process for death penalty cases, for two decades courts have adjudicated Davis’s case and confirmed his conviction, ending with the U.S. Supreme Court. For two decades taxpayers have picked up the tab for his care and feeding. Tariq Brown, Troy Davis. One seemingly immune to the legal system, laughing at it. The other seemingly fated to spend half his life inside it, never to leave alive. There’s got to be a sane middle ground. I’m not against the death penalty in theory. Contrary to popular opinion, the Old Testament phrase “eye for an eye” is not an exhortation to barbarism. Quite the opposite. In Biblical times, if you messed with the wrong person, you not only paid with your life, but with torture and likely the lives of your loved ones. You and your whole family would be wiped out, savagely and arbitrarily.

So the Old Testament teaching of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” was intended as a civilizing influence. To keep the carnage to a minimum. Manageable, you might say. One can argue that in this day and age the death penalty is immoral and indefensible — and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree — but state–sanctioned capital punishment in fact has deep moral roots going back to the very beginning of Judeo���Christian society. Going by Google search alone, one would think that public opinion is overwhelmingly against the death penalty and overwhelmingly supportive of Troy Davis. From Joan Baez to the Pope to your friendly local bishop, supporting Davis’s appeal against his death penalty has become a cause celebre all over the world. Much of that support is hard to qualify. Some of it, such as the Catholic Church’s, is grounded in a simple abhorrence of the death penalty, regardless of Davis’s guilt or innocence. Much support for Davis, however, explicitly claims his innocence and focuses on the racial disparities in with capital punishment in the U.S. (he is African American). A not–insubstantial portion of Davis’s advocates sincerely believe that the only reason Davis was on trial at all is because a cop was shot, specifically a white cop. The contradiction between their compassion for Davis and their callousness toward MacPhail’s family seems hard to reconcile. Meanwhile, polls show that in reality an overwhelming number of Americans still support the death penalty. In the same way that most Americans are pro–choice on the question of abortion — but don’t actually think abortion is a good thing — most Americans also seem to support the death penalty in a pragmatic, non–vocal fashion (those more vocally supportive Tea Partiers at presidential debates excepted).

Looking ahead, the point may be moot, at least to us if certainly not to Davis. His case and Casey Anthony’s may represent the last of the high–profile death penalty cases. They clearly show that capital punishment may simply not be worth the state’s trouble anymore. The issue getting lost in the shuffle is the fact that the legal system which functioned so inexorably in the case of Davis seems to have completely broken down in the case of people like Tariq Brown, the man Savannah Police have arrested 25 times. Remember him? If we were collectively in our right minds we’d all be as concerned about Brown’s case as we are Davis’s. Where are the petitions and marches and celebrity interviews calling for a prison sentence for Brown that isn’t a total joke? To be sure, there’s no murder involved, and we must take that into account (“an eye for an eye”). But if you’re breaking into someone’s house while carrying a gun, as Brown has been charged with doing, murder is only a moment of panic and the twitch of a finger away. The fact that a recidivist felon could so egregiously flout the legal system and continue to be, if the charges are true, a clear and present danger on the streets of Savannah after being arrested two dozen times and imprisoned five is truly a damning indictment of where we are as a society. I would submit, perhaps as damning an indictment as the continued existence of the death penalty itself. Unlike Brown, Troy Davis has become more symbol than person — a symbol of the shame of the death penalty for some, of final punishment for a cop–killer for others. Surely Tariq Brown should be a symbol as well: a symbol of unpunished recidivism that probably has a more long–lasting negative impact on the rest of us than those comparatively (thankfully?) rare times when capital punishment is used. If we’re going to run our society by symbols, let’s at least pick them carefully. cs


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in a few instances, in dry casks as the pools fill to capacity. Approximately 65,000 metric tons of commercial fuel have accumulated in the U.S., according to statistics found on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website. Up until 2009, the long–term plan was to consolidate this waste in a repository under Yucca Mountain, an isolated volanic ridge near Las Vegas. Controversy surrounded the Yucca Mountain Project, including its ballooning budget, transportation safety and outcry from Nevada residents that storing the nation’s nuclear waste in their state (which has no nuclear power facilities) was unfair. Fulfilling at least one campaign promise, President Obama cut funding for the project soon after coming into office. But all that spent fuel still needs to go somewhere. The frightening events at the Fukushima reactor last spring made clear that nuclear plants are subject to unforeseen disaster. Current U.S. fuel storage facilities cannot be guaranteed to withstand hurricanes, earthquakes or terrorist attacks—including those at Plant Vogtle, the two- (soon to be four) reactor facility just across the Savannah River from SRS. Last year President Obama authorized a Blue Ribbon Commission to come up with a strategy to deal with the end result of American’s nuclear fuel use, which provides about 20 percent of power usage. “This nation’s failure to come to grips with the nuclear waste issue has already proved damaging and costly,” writes the BRC in its executive summary of a draft report to the Secretary of Energy, available at brc.gov. The commission has recommended the prompt development of one (or

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and Georgia groups and a writer who frequently covers environmental issues. “People need to understand that bringing in more waste poses tremendous risks for our groundwater supply and beyond.” The BRC, which is holding a public meeting in Atlanta on October 18, lists “a new consent–based approach to siting nuclear waste management facilities” in its draft. But there is always the possibility that silence may be construed as “consent.” “If we don’t want this, we’re going to have to push back,” says Steve Willets, president of Coastal Group Sierra Club. “Sign the petition, get on the BRC website and comment.” There is no official position on becoming an interim storage site from the SRS itself. “We are long way from a decision on storage at this point,” says Jim Giusti, the DOE’s director of public affairs at the SRS. “The BRC will make their report, and we’ll get a recommendation from the Department of Energy. We can’t—and won’t—move forward until then.” cs

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more) geologic disposal facilities as well as a consolidated interim storage facility. Given that it already has the ways and the means, as well as 3000 people looking for jobs, could SRS be slated to become the new Yucca Mountain? Or at least the place all that spent fuel goes before the DOE figures out a permanent storage solution? That was concern at last Thursday’s meeting of the Coastal Group Sierra Club, where about 25 people reacted to a presentation given by Clements, who quickly ran down this and other topics related to Savannah’s nuclear future. (Other themes included the current rate hikes by Georgia Power to pay for new reactors at Plant Vogtle that won’t come online until 2016 as well as government subsidies to build plutonium “reprocessing” plants to feed a new generation of reactor that doesn’t exist yet.) “We already live downstream from one of the most potentially dangerous places on the planet,” says Stacy Kronquest, a Sierra Club executive committee member of both the Coastal

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An anti-social debut? IF THIS WERE GOING to be a traditional society column, it might start out with who wore what to a fancy party to which you probably weren’t invited. Maybe it would include some photos from an event you couldn’t afford to attend and/or fawning descriptions of homes you’ll never visit unless you’re delivering a pizza. There’d be space dedicated to debutantes and power deals and real housewives making drama. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — clearly, reveling vicariously in the doings of the wealthy and well–known brings the masses much joy. But it’s high time the rest of the proletariat got some ink. Savannah society includes so much more than the upper crust: This city is a mixed bag of historic bloodlines and Yankee imports, a hard–working but backsliding middle class and a largely–ignored underclass, those making their homes amid the midtown bustle and those living quietly among the egrets near the marsh. Our skin is every shade between deep black and lily white, and though racism is occasionally lamented on both “sides,” most people will tell you that folks is just folks. We wear business suits, tattered jeans and flip– flops, sometimes all at the same time. Savannah is lauded as a jewel of Southern progress and castigated for being 20 years behind the times. Depending on what facet of this diamond you’re focused on, both views are true. We are surrounded by natural beauty and have set a national standard for historic preservation, yet we have yet to make any real progress on the issues of crime, poverty, a broken public education system, corporate hijacking of our local resources and petty in–fighting in our city council. Yes, we have so much to be proud of in Savannah, and it’s so easy to toast ourselves and turn a blind eye to the less lovely parts of life here. But eventually all comes home to roost. So rather than a society column that focuses on the pretty and shiny but ultimately shallow, this one is intended to dig deeper into what

truly makes this community tick. A place for those people and events that bridge our differences, offer actual solutions and provide opportunities to create authentic community that are actually FUN. It may be that we’ll have more luck uniting the colonies of fire ants and feral cats. But in these times of economic, political and environmental ambiguity, shining a light on what’s real and true and little bit crazy may be the only firepower us plebes have. I expect that’s the cue for every non–profit in Savannah to inundate my inbox. I’ll do my best to accommodate everyone’s good works, though I suspect there’s so much goodness out there that y’all may have to temper your enthusiasm with patience. In the meantime, those interested in a couple of wonderful examples of events that deserve support by our civil society, take note: Global Mala 2011, a gathering of yoga enthusiasts, local restaurants and grassroots vendors (including the Savannah Co–op profiled on page 26) takes place this Saturday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Mother Mathilda Beasley Park on East Broad Street near Gaston. Coordinator Dawn Smith calls it a chance for yogis and non–yogis alike a chance to participate in “mindful community” and have a grand old time. The suggested $25 adult donation for yoga ($5 for kids) goes to Backpack Buddies, a local project that sends nourishing food home with school–aged children in Savannah who might otherwise go without. Find out more at globalmalasavannah.wordpress.com. If you spend your weekend morning trolling garage sales for an overlooked gem or just something cheap to furnish the living room, the great mother of all picker opportunities comes with the 64th annual Junior League Thrift Sale starting Friday, Sept. 24 at the Civic Center. Sure, there’s plenty of highfalutin society involved in the League, but

these ladies definitely give back: In the last two years, they’ve raised and dispersed over $100K to local projects and charities, including the Interfaith Hospitality Program (which teaches single mothers independent life skills) and the public school literary program In2Books. If you’re one of Savannah’s seasoned pickers, you’ve probably already mapped out your strategy for this massive fundraiser, which costs for admission $5 on Friday and $3 on Saturday, when everything is half off. The League ladies collect some rather nice swag from their attics, friends and neighbors to sell off in the interest of the greater good, so be prepared to fend off other eagle-eyed bargain hunters. Trust me, there are treasures to be found; I have a friend who scored a vintage Gucci handbag in the piles one year but almost lost the arm she’d be carrying it over in the process. For the most part, the people of Savannah understand that we’re all hanging out on this slice of coast together, and we do what we can to make it better for everybody. Our accountability to our neighbors — not just the ones next door, but the ones tucked away on the islands, across town in the housing projects and the students in the dorms — can be summed up by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (though I’d like to think if Dr. King were still around, he’d surely substitute more gender-appropriate language in the following quote): “At the heart of all that civilization has meant and developed is ‘community’ — the mutually cooperative and voluntary venture of man to assume a semblance of responsibility for his brother.” And just so you know, I’m delighted to write about fancy parties, but I’ll probably wear my thrift sale prom dress. Tell Jessica more at jll@connectsavannah.com.


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by Dr. Gary Scott Smith

How Teddy saved football For many men and some women, fall weekends and football are synonymous. Both the National Football League and major colleges attract huge audiences to stadiums and television sets to watch games, and football fantasy leagues abound. The NFL owners’ lockout and potential cancellation of the NFL season caused widespread consternation. And yet, a much greater “tragedy” was averted in 1905–1906, when President Theodore Roosevelt helped save college football. Although professional football did not begin until the 1920s, about 50 years after the origin of professional baseball, it might not have existed without Roosevelt’s earlier decisive action. People rarely die from playing football today, but dozens did in the early 20th century. Hundreds of players still experience concussions and major injuries, and a 2009 study reported that retired NFL players 50 and older are five times more likely to suffer from dementia than other Americans. That year, best–selling author Malcolm Gladwell called football “morally unacceptable,” and in 2010, Time argued that the sport was “too dangerous for its own good.” Nevertheless, these assaults on football pale

compared to the battle waged by college presidents, professors, and journalists in the late 19th and early 20th century to outlaw the sport. In The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football, journalist John J. Miller examines the fascinating early history of college football. He carefully situates his story in the context of the professionalization and commercialization of sports, the influence of “muscular Christianity,” and changing views of medicine, nutrition, and physical fitness. Miller explains why college football became so popular by analyzing the contribution of the media; college alumni; pioneering coaches; the widespread belief that football promoted character, leadership, teamwork, and fitness; and the sport’s association with toughness and manliness. Miller focuses on the lives of Roosevelt, Walter Camp, Harvard president Charles Eliot, and their support for, role in developing, or condemnation of, football. Roosevelt did not play football at Harvard, but he attended many of its football games. Once the nation’s greatest advocate of fitness and “the strenuous life,” Roosevelt boxed in college, hunted deer and caribou,

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climbed mountains, raised cattle in the Dakotas, led a charge of his “Rough Riders” during the Spanish American War, played tennis, and as president walked so fast that the Secret Service scrambled to keep up. More than any other individual, Camp, who either played or coached at Yale from 1876-1909 — college football’s first powerhouse — is properly called the sport’s founding father. Eliot led other college presidents who teamed with professors and journalists to prohibit football, which they denounced as a frivolous, brutal, and sometimes fatal sport. In 1893, the Nation magazine warned that colleges were becoming “training grounds for young gladiators,” while in 1897 the New York Times castigated football’s trend toward “mayhem and homicide.” Eliot compared football with prize fights, cock fights, and bull fights, complained that its supporters were either ignorant of its horrid effects or barbarians, and tried to abolish the sport at Harvard. Supporters countered that football taught competition, resolution, courage, and endurance and channeled “masculine impulses toward productive ends.” Roosevelt censured the foes of football as “wrongheaded idealists” who failed to recognize that almost all human endeavors involved risks and “threatened to feminize an entire generation.” Only “through hard and dangerous endeavor,” which football embodied, Roosevelt asserted, would Americans

ultimately achieve “true national greatness.” In October 1905, the president invited the coaches of Harvard (where his son Ted was on the freshman team), Princeton, and Yale to the White House to discuss the need for rule changes to reduce football’s brutality (18 players died during the 1905 season alone). The coaches drafted a joint statement declaring their intention to play the game in an honorable, fair, less rough manner. Subsequent meetings of coaches in late 1905 and early 1906 led to significant rule changes and the formation of the parent body of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. These changes substantially reduced football’s brutality, greatly diminished public criticism, and preserved the game. Miller concludes that although Roosevelt was not “football’s savior,” he was probably “its most indispensable fan.” Although Miller details numerous deaths and serious injuries produced by early football, it is clear that he is pleased that the sport has survived and thrived, as are millions of other Americans. Miller may overstate Roosevelt’s role in “saving” college football, but his entertaining book shows that he was a major force in the game’s continuation and development. cs Dr. Gary Scott Smith chairs the history department at Grove City College.

 


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Keepin’ it real Two men were arrested after the accidental shotgun shooting of a third in a Southside apartment complex.

Darin Banister of White Bluff Road was charged with reckless conduct. Robert McLaughlin, who lives in the Plantation Oaks Apartment, was charged with concealing evidence and altering the serial number of a firearm. They and others were apparently filming a rap video in the apartment when Banister picked up the shotgun belonging to McLaughlin and it fired, striking Darius Hay, McLaughlin’s roommate in the apartment. Hay was treated at Memorial University Medical Center for birdshot wounds to his face. Everyone in the apartment ran. Banister and McLaughlin were chased down at a nearby post office.

• A man attacked another man with a hammer in Franklin Square. A man told an officer he was walking on Bryan Street from his job as attendant at a church parking lot at Bryan and MLK when the attack occurred. He said the suspect, a black male in his 50s, wearing a white bucket hat, a red and white striped polo shirt, and glasses, hit him in the back with a hammer and demanded money. The victim, in his 60’s, ran without giving any money or belongings. The suspect was later identified as Joseph Bennett Jr., currently homeless. • Investigations into two homicides within three blocks of each other closed a street and lane between Montgomery and Jefferson streets. Police were called to an apartment in the 300 block of West 41st Street when neighbors reported shots fired. They found a black male dead of gunshot wounds. Drugs were found near the body and drug activity has been noted in the house previously. Shortly after, police were alerted to a second body in the 300 block of

38th Street Lane where a second black male believed to be in his early 20s was found dead. The cause of that death has not been released. Anthony Bernard Morris, 44, was found behind a fence near Stephens Avenue and 44th Street. He was charged with the 41st Street murder.

Police suspect the woman was an unintended victim after relatives got in an argument with acquaintances who fired at them. She was leaning over the railing when struck.

• Police seek suspects in the shooting of a 37–year–old woman on her porch on Reynolds Street. Aianna Hill was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where she was undergoing emergency surgery after the 5:14 p.m. shooting. Police were canvassing the neighborhood looking for two black males seen running. Another man in his 20s who ran from police was chased to Duffy Street and found under a house. He was determined to be a friend of the victim and not believed to be involved in the shooting.

• One man was arrested after leaving behind identifying documents during a burglary. Police went to East Gaston Street on report of a burglary. The suspect had already fled because the victim had walked in. Police discovered that several apartments in the area were vacant and unsecured. One contained a bag with court paperwork, including previous charges and a man’s name. A photo lineup was conducted and a photo of the man whose court documents had been found in the vacant unsecured apartment was included. Nathaniel Snowton, 49, was identified as the burglar. cs

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The medical establishment generally regards placentas (afterbirth) as biohazardous waste, but to New York City placenta chef Jennifer Mayer, they are a nutrient-laden meat that can alleviate postpartum depression and aid in breast milk production (among other so-far-unverified benefits). Mayer typically sets up in clients’ own kitchens, she told New York magazine for an August story. Some placentas are “really intense, with grief or sadness or uncertainty.” Others might be “joyful,” “big and round.” Mayer’s method: Drain the blood, blot dry, cook for a half-hour (leaving something resembling brisket), chop into slivers, dehydrate overnight (rendering it jerky-like). For a popular touch, Mayer then grinds it in a blender and pours the powder into several dozen (one-a-day) capsules.

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• The Learning Channel’s Toddlers & Tiaras series has pushed critics’ buttons enough with its support of the competitive world of child beauty pageants, but a recent episode provoked unusually rabid complaints, according to a New York Post report. Mother Lindsay Jackson had costumed her 4-year-old Maddy as “Dolly Parton” - anatomically correct Dolly Parton. The Post described Maddy as “embarrass(ed)” at her chest when another 4-year-old pointed at her and asked, “What is that?” (Ultimately, the judges liked Maddy - for “sweetest face.”)

• Things You Didn’t Think Existed: Angel Torres, “We have to move a mass (1) World Record for Length of Tonsils: of fans to seed the world with Getafe Justin Werner, 21, of Topeka, Kan., was supporters.” A promo for the film folcertified in July by the Guinness Book, lows a Getafe fan, armed with a copy with tonsils measuring 2.1 inches and of the movie for his viewing pleasure, 1.9 inches, respectively. The old “chamas he disappears into a clinic’s private pion” was Justin Dodge of Milwaukee. cubicle to fulfill his donation. (2) Global Competition in Dominos: Unclear on the Concept The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia will be the site, in October, • In August, 400-pound Eric Kenley, of the world domino championship. 48, won a new trial for his two New (Twenty-five countries belong to the York City robbery convictions International Domino Federation.) after appeals court judges • Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. realized that the police lineup Rob Dickerson finally received GIVE IT UP FOR that identified him was YOUR SOCCER unfair, in that he was apparhis Purple Heart this summer, TEAM! four years after he was seriously ently much fatter than the wounded in a rocket attack other men in his lineup. in Iraq and two years after he The police had attempted began a paperwork battle with to compensate by using the Army to “prove” his injury. larger-than-average men Recently, the Army had apologized and by presenting them all and mailed him the award, but it seated, to minimize the weight arrived C.O.D., leaving Dickerson difference. to pay the $21 fee. (The Army sub• Obviously intense about sequently reimbursed Dickerson potential child-trafficking, the the fee, but Dickerson said he hasn’t government of Quebec, Canbeen able to cash the check, in that ada, requires strict proof of a live birth, it was erroneously made out to “Roy certified by a doctor or licensed midDirksen.”) wife. However, the waiting list to hire either one is long, and Heather MatInexplicable tingsly went with an unlicensed midwife, whose word the Directeur de l’etat Madrid’s Getafe soccer club, strugcivil declined to accept. Four months gling for customers, startled Spain this after the birth, the agency ordered Matsummer by commissioning a porn tingsly to submit to a vaginal examimovie, with zombies, hoping to attract nation. After “calls from the media” more fans. As if that were not quixotic (according to a Montreal Gazette enough, it then tied the movie to a report) persuaded the agency that such campaign to solicit sperm-bank donaan exam was useless, it finally agreed, tions. Explained the film’s producer,

on Aug. 26, to grant a birth certificate if Mattingsly submitted a doctor-certified copy of her pre-birth ultrasound. • You’re Doing It Wrong: Jason Dean, 24, was arrested in Ringgold, Ga., in August and charged with false imprisonment after he waited in the parking lot of a Taco Bell, approached an 18-year-old woman and handcuffed her to himself. After her screams brought others to come help her, Dean explained that he had been trying for several months to get the woman to go out with him but that she had refused. • A New York Times obituary for former lead singer Jani Lane of the heavy metal band Warrant revealed that Mr. Lane’s birth name (he was born a year after Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy) was John Kennedy Oswald. Rebellious musicians (Warrant’s debut album was Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich) often adopt provocative stage names to enhance their image, but Mr. Lane must be one of the very few to have abandoned a provocative birth name in favor of a bland one.

Least Competent Criminals

(1) The man who approached tellers at the Eastern Bank in South Boston on Aug. 25 eventually fled empty-handed, but only after one teller had refused his order for “all your money” (she told him she was “closed”) and another had scolded him for breaking into the front of the adjacent line and for not removing his hoodie. (2) A man dressed as Gumby was ignored by a 7-Eleven clerk


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Richard Kreimer (whose appearances in “News of the Weird” in 1991 and 2006 achieved “Classic” status earlier this year) is back, apparently still defiantly malodorous. He recently filed four lawsuits against NJ Transit, alleging that he has been illegally prevented from boarding trains just because he is homeless. (NJ Transit says his behavior and lack of hygiene irritate passengers.) A former Kreimer lawyer told the Newark StarLedger that Kreimer runs “sting” operations, waiting for people to offend him so he can sue. Kreimer, who tape-records all his conversations, told the Star-Ledger the lawsuits will continue, although he looks forward to one day being able to “close

my law practice.” However, for now, he says, “Business is booming.”

New Frontiers in Perversion

Mennonites, a famously closedsect, often live in colonies such as the one in Bolivia founded by a group from Manitoba, Canada. Eight men from the colony are on trial in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for rapes of up to 130 women and girls from 2005 to 2009, allegedly instigated by Peter Weiber, 48, the colony’s veterinarian. Weiber supposedly converted a cow anesthetic into an aerosol sedative that he sprayed into victims’ open bedroom windows, after which he and his codefendants would enter and have their way with the victims. According to an August dispatch in Time magazine, the case is hampered by shamed victims’ reluctance to testify and by the behavior of the defendants, who have been “laughing” at witnesses, “jok(ing) with guards,” or “fall(ing) asleep” during the trial. cs

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when he tried to rob the store in Rancho Penasquitos, Calif., on Sept. 5. The clerk told “Gumby” not to waste his time, and “Gumby” finally fled. The clerk had such little respect for “Gumby” that he did not even report the “robbery”; it came to light only when his boss was reviewing surveillance video.

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I’m taking a physics course, and we discussed how objects with hollow cores revolve slower. So I was wondering: exactly how much dirt would I have to dig out of the ground and move to the surface before I’d notice the days getting longer? —Mark D. Baragary, Ames, Iowa Your question inspired my assistant Una to new heights of invention, Mark. She announced you’d given her an idea for an advanced recreational concept that would improve your life and the sucky economy, too. First, she declared, let’s acknowledge basic principles. It’s true a hollow earth would spin slower than the current solid version, due to conservation of angular momentum. The standard example of this is a spinning figure skater. To start her spin, a skater flings her arms wide. Then she pulls them close, causing her speed of rotation to dramatically increase. The crowd having been suitably impressed, she spreads her arms wide again to slow down. Planets work the same way, Una went on. The more of a planet’s mass you can concentrate at its axis of rotation, the faster the spin and the shorter the day. Conversely, if you shift mass from the core to the equator—in effect, hollowing out the planet—it’ll slow down. That’s the basis of my scheme, she declared. Think how often you’ve been awakened from a sound sleep by the alarm and punched the snooze button for a few more Zs. That doesn’t solve your problems, it postpones them. How much better if, instead of the snooze button, you flip on some turbines and cause magma to be pumped from the center of the earth to the surface, thereby slowing the planet’s rotation. No short-term fix here—the day would actually become longer. Everyone would get more sleep and show up for work full of vigor. A useful byproduct of this concept is that the earth would now be hollow, and anything inside it would be completely

weightless. This woke up Little Ed, my other assistant. You mean in the exact center, he asked, because there’s equal mass on all sides? No, everywhere, said Una. Think of it this way: Suppose we place you at a random spot inside hollow earth that isn’t the center. The part of the earth’s mass nearest to you—call it mass A—pulls you toward itself, but there’s a larger mass, B, on the opposite side of the planet pulling you in the other direction. Yes, B is farther away, which lessens its gravitational attraction compared to A’s, but its greater size compensates for that. In fact, if we examine the illustration that the gifted Slug Signorino has been kind enough to provide, and assume hollow earth is a spherical shell of uniform thickness and density, we see that for any two masses on opposite sides of you, the smaller but closer mass A and the larger but more distant mass B pull on you with precisely equal force. Ergo, all such forces cancel out, and you’re weightless anywhere inside hollow earth. This brings us to the advanced recreational concept of which I spoke, Una continued. Why kill yourself working out after a hard day at the office, when it would be so much more aerobic to carom weightlessly around inside hollow earth like a human jai alai ball? True, the interior surface of hollow earth, assuming a way could be found to prevent it from caving in, would consist of molten iron at a temperature of close to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Huh, said Ed. But here’s a practical question. How much of the earth’s core would you have to pump out? Well, said Una, suppose we want to slow the earth’s rotation by 15 minutes per day. The amount of magma we’d have to pump from the core to the surface would be 59 million trillion tons, a little less than 1 percent of the planet’s total mass. If we spread it out evenly, this would give us an eight-mile layer of iron covering the earth’s entire surface. Environmentalists will squawk. However, the problems aren’t insurmountable. If we pump the magma back down in the afternoon, things will be just as good as new, plus quitting time will arrive 15 minutes sooner. To assuage the persnickety, we can keep the Statue of Liberty and the Wisconsin Dells pristine. Meanwhile, you think Ecuador is really going to be missed? cs By cecil adams


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THE BEAUVILLES At 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22

Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. There are lots of reasons to recommend this incendiary, ‘70s–inspired rock ‘n’ roll band from Florida, from the blinding, Heartbreakers– esque blending of chiming electric 12–string and bat–out–of–hell lead guitar, to singer/ songwriter Shawn Kyle’s passionate lead vocalizing, to the songs themselves, which manage to be smart and literate while retaining all sorts of memorable hooks. This is a band that leaves fans satisfied and exhausted. At the 2009 SXSW in Austin Texas, the Beauvilles’ showcase went way over capacity, and the local fire marshall was called to bar the doors. Then, of course, there’s the video for the Beauvilles song “Snow,” which is beautifully shot and captures the desperate nature of Kyle’s lyrics to perfection. The clip, which plays out like a Cold War short film, won Best Music Video 2009 at the Sunscreen Film Festival. It’s attached to this story on connectsavannah.com. See thebeauvilles.net.

BOB WAYNE & THE OUTLAW CARNIES At 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23

The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. This is country music like you’ve never heard it ... well, maybe you have, but Wayne amps the whole deal up to 11. Imagine the vintage Charlie Daniels Band fronted by Larry the Cable Guy. The band is smokin’ hot – it’s hard–charging and hot–picked, and Wayne’s lyrics are out–there funny. Yeah, you’re thinking (and you’re right), it’s Outlaw Country, giving the finger to convention and honkying up the tonk for songs about drinking and women and the general weirdness of macho–man life on the road. It’s country/punk. Unlike Hank III, however, Wayne spews more than attitude when he kicks the shit around. One of America’s hardest–gigging DIY artists, he’s just been signed to Century Media, a label primarily associated with metal acts. And if that ain’t serious business! See myspace.com/bobwayne

CHECK IT OUT At the Jinx Monday (Sept. 26) is the metal band Might Could, with rhythm guitarist, singer and songwriter (and incredible drummer)

Erik Larson, of the late and lamented Alabama Thunderpussy. The Richmond, Va.–based Larson has several bands going at the same time, including Parasytic, Hail! Hornet and Birds of Prey ... Some stuff to recommend for those of you just arrived in Savannah: Local metalheads Kalibur at the Wormhole Saturday; punk trio False Flag at the Rock House on Tybee Island Thursday; A Nickel Bag of Funk, voted Best Soul/R&B Band by readers of Connect for several years running, Friday at Congress Street Social Club ... CS

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In the Paris of the 1930s, the Quintette du Hot Club de France was all the rage. The band played gypsy jazz music, swinging and free–spirited, and its leaders, Belgian–born guitarist Django Reinhardt and French violinist Stephane Grappelli, became legends in their time. All these years later, both men are long gone, but the legend remains. As does the music. Paul Mehling, the founding guitarist of the Hot Club of San Francisco, started as a violinist, but fell under the spell of Django and his fleet–fingered “jazz manouche” guitar while still in his 20s (and that was quite a few years ago). Mehling and company pay a return visit to Savannah Sept. 23 with a program similar to the one they brought here in 2009. The program for Cinema Vivant goes like this: For the first half, the group will play a concert of gypsy jazz – classic, Django–era material, some newer stuff and a few tunes of their own.

Then they’ll provide live accompaniment to three vintage silent films, one of which, Ladislaw Starewicz’s 1912 short The Cameraman’s Revenge, is one of the first known examples of stop–motion animation. You’ve often said your desire is to bring gypsy jazz music into the present and the future. Can you explain what you mean? Paul Mehling: The actual mission statement of the band is to preserve the memory and music of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. But we don’t want to be like preservationists necessarily, because there’s no fun in that unless you’re a real gypsy or you have some stake in

it.

It’s the same kind of deal when I play regular jazz, New Orleans music: I want people to feel like this music isn’t just history. It’s not something under glass in a dusty museum, it’s contemporary in its own way. Especially when it’s live, right in front of you. Why does gypsy jazz work so well with these silent films? Paul Mehling: The easiest answer is that two of these three films are from a Russian director. But the longer of the two, he was living in Paris when he created the film. And there are scenes of Paris in the film. And that’s just a no–brainer, right there. The other thing is, these films are quirky, and odd, and yet kind of familiar. And people have said that about our music, too. And with the Charley Bowers film, we kind of changed our aesthetic – instead of not following the movie exactly with


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sound effects, we decided to go for it. Because it’s chock–full of opportunities for sound effects; we actually use music as sound effects. And I know that sounds weird, and you might not even notice it if you come to the show. It’s a subtle trick, but it’s a trick. And I think we’re pulling it off. How precise do you have to be? Are you watching the screen the whole time? Paul Mehling: We rehearse like crazy so that we’re good at this. The other film show, the one that we toured for about seven years, we got really good at not just memorizing the films, but feeling the films – the little subtleties. You kind of get inside the director’s mind. Silent films were kind of made with that in mind, that there would be a million different accompaniments. Because these films would come to a theater, and whoever the musicians were in that particular theater would accompany the film. So the director has to give up a little bit of control on that front. And musicians 100 years later accompanying their film, that’s something I’m sure they never thought of.

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OK, so The Cameraman’s Revenge is a stop–motion animation film about beetles ... Paul Mehling: Yeah, this guy Ladislaw Starewicz started as an entymologist. He just loved bugs, but he couldn’t get them to sit still long enough to photograph them. So he had to kill them to photograph them. And then he thought, how fun it might be to try to animate them. And when the film came out, animation was so new that some audiences couldn’t believe it. It was easier for them to believe that he had trained bugs to do all this stuff like ride bicycles and have fight scenes. They couldn’t wrap their minds around it. CS Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. When: At 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 Tickets: $20–$34 ($10 with SCAD ID) Artist’s website: hcsf.com

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Bob Zentz must be doing something right, because he’s been booked for two shows, over two nights, this weekend. A folk music veteran whose specialty is maritime songs and sea shanties of old, Zentz is also an historian, an environmentalist, and a guy who’s prolific on several dozen instruments – some of which he’s made himself. Zentz says his show programs are drawn from a catalogue of some 2,000 songs. He’s an instructor for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and a program developer and leader for Elderhostel along the Intracoastal Waterway. And, once upon a long ago, he was hired to write for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. His first show is Friday at the Trustees Theater, just before the initial movie unspools at the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. On Saturday, Zentz will be in the outdoor courtyard of the Ships of the Sea Museum. History, ecology, conservation, entertainment. In this native (and resident) of Norfolk, Va., you’ve got it all.

Tradition

“It’s such an interesting time right now for this music, because the last person who really sang sea shanties on an old sailing ship is long gone.

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And yet the tradition persists – it’s even sort of come back to a lot of these sailing ships that make their rounds to the tall ship festivals and all. It’s not like a museum piece. It’s substance from a life from the past, and yet it translates into what we’re doing today. A great example is that so many countries use tall ships as training vessels for their naval officers. There’s a thing about the sea, and the wind and the weather, that you don’t get from sitting in front of a computer screen.”

The show

“When I perform, part of it is telling the story of where the song came from, part of it is actually making the audience become a part of not only the listening process, but the participation process of singing along on a

chorus or doing a call–and–response type of work song and so on. It’s a real thrill to do what I do.”

The songs

“They all sort of link to the sea in some way or other. The sea shanty was the actual work song that sailors sang while they were hauling on the lines to raise the sails of a ship, or heaving on the capstan to raise the anchor and so on. So in teaching those songs, you also teach a bit of the physics of how an old sailing ship operated.”

Water value

“The film festival night will definitely be songs about the environment. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to sail with Pete Seeger on the sloop Clearwater, and they


A whale tale

“One of the songs I do is called ‘Ocean Station Bravo.’ I was on a Coast Guard ship that sailed between the United States and Europe for 30 days at a time. I was a sonar operator, so I was used to listening to sounds, in a dark room with radar screens all around. I had a wonderful conversation with a pod of humpback whales back in 1967. On the ship, we had this thing called the Gertrude, an underwater p.a. system – and what I wound up doing was singing to them

and playing the harmonica. And these whales were trying to imitate my sounds. I was trying to imitate their sounds. And it was just a really cosmic experience. It was the ‘60s! I told that story so often that it just sort of became a song. I was so aware of the intelligence of these whales, and how amused they were at this great white ship floating above their heads and the sounds it was making. It was communication, and that whole thing about music being the universal language was certainly hammered home.” CS Bob Zentz Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. When: At 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, part of the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival Admission: Free Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. When: At 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 Admission: Free Artist’s website: bobzentz.com

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SINCERELY, IRIS The Great Unknown One of the most interesting of Savannah’s newest crop of acoustic artists, Sincerely, Iris makes music that gleefully gallops across easy categorization. These songs veer from spacey, modal musing to hyperdrive rock to highly melodic and structured pop, each with a lyrical knife’s edge that puts them into that fabulously rich and never specific singer/songwriter territory. Still, the most primal joy of The Great Unknown is in the fabric of the DIY recording itself – Todd Murray, who is Sincerely, Iris, has overdubbed every instrument, including bass, percussion, keyboards and electric guitar. His acoustic guitar is always in the forefront, using open tunings, octave chords, strange–sounding fingerpicking counterpoints, classical motifs and flourishes of jazz and flamenco. The juxtaposition, strangely, works, creating an enormously satisfying musical tapestry. Murray has been compared, frequently, to Jeff Buckley, and you can hear it in the yearning, almost melancholy of his lyrics and the moodiness of his vocals. “She Moves Me” and the exquisite, waltz–time “Dear Clementine” have echoes of early Gordon Lightfoot, and the spectral images of jazz–era Joni, non–twee Sufjan and early Iron & Wine appear from time to time.

The one I keep coming back to is “The Great Unknown,” the album’s title song. Starting with the nostalgic sound of a film projector, it’s a road song – a salute, no doubt, to Murray’s days as a Chicago–based traveler and ever–hungry touring performer. This song has a melody that won’t leave me alone, and a brilliant guitar figure that evokes an open road, full of endless possibilities. The past is only a fading ghost. So I give it away to the great unknown. Along with Dare Dukes, whose second studio recording is due to arrive early in the New Year, Sincerely, Iris is evidence that Savannah, despite its ripe rock ‘n’ rollers, eclectic hipster groups and the myriad other talismans of musical fertility, has one hell of an acoustic punch. (The Great Unknown is available at sincerelyiris.bandcamp.com. Physical CDs, and ITunes availability, are forthcoming.)

PASSAFIRE Start From Scratch “We always wanted to have a good balance of organic and synthesized sounds,” Passafire singer and guitarist Ted Bowne says of the dub/reggae/rock band’s fifth release, “and we finally had the chance to make that happen this time.” Start From Scratch is being released by Passafire’s own label, FlameGuy, and the good news is that their winning blend of catchy and melodic


Start From Scratch are “Winter Wren,” which bubbles along with a tight R&B groove before breaking out into a Dave Matthews–like rock ‘n’ roll chorus; “Hard to Believe,” propelled by banjo and organ; the poly–rhythmic and impossibly addictive “La Fuenta”; and the mostly–acoustic closing ballad, “Epiphany.” Reggae/rock is always buoyant, always fun, and (almost) always peppered with positive, cosmically–conscious lyrics. Start From Scratch, like the other Passafire albums, has all that in spades – and yet the band is clearly experimenting. In a good way. It’s not that the guys are getting bored with their bread and butter – they’re just adding new tastes to the spread. And that’s a win–win for those of us who’ve always enjoyed the feast. CS

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uptempo tunes is a shade brighter and more exuberant with the addition of the occasional synthesizer, and banjo, and harmonica, and with the omnipresent organ thrust and parry of new member Mike DeGuzman. Along with the mighty Kubley Brothers rhythm section (Nick and Will), Bowne and DeGuzman cut Start From Scratch at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas, with producer Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets). The masters were mixed and polished while the band was on the road all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour (their second such road trip). Passafire began in Savannah in 2003, while Bowne and the Kubleys were students at SCAD. They still live here, write and rehearse here, but near–constant touring has them far from home for much of every year. The Start From Scratch tour will bring them back to Savannah in November, at a venue TBA. Each successive Passafire record shows the band in a constant state of growth. Among the highlights on

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to good use at the Co–op. “We want to make it accessible to middle–class Savannah.” “We realized that in order to have this for ourselves we had to provide it for others,” adds Scott, a native of Columbia, S.C., who moved to Savannah in 2006. “It’s become a very meaningful part of our lives.” The three managers all have small children, and there is a cozy, “mother hen” conviviality that arises as the Thursday market revs into full swing. Parents collect bags of quinoa while little ones draw rainbows on construction paper in the dedicated kid space. Volunteers clad in white aprons swish by carrying boxes and delving into refrigerators full of carefully categorized dairy items. Members greet each other and trade recipes as they sort through baskets to fill their own orders. “I’ve been thrilled to be a part of this going on three years,” says Ginger West, a Wilmington Island resident and one of the Co–op’s earliest members. “It makes me feel connected to a community of like–minded people, and of course, the food tastes great.” Part of the sense of community is fostered by the relationships the Co– op has with the farmers, notes Beauchamp, the designated “tech wizard” responsible for the website’s streamlined ordering system. “It’s so gratifying to know the people who grow your food,” she says. “We have one farmer who drives her

truck here herself.” The Co–op’s mission is to source USDA–designated organic and all– natural (raised without pesticides, hormones or antibiotics) items as locally as possible, though that can sometimes be more of an ideal than reality, evidenced by a gorgeous pile of organic mangoes from Mexico. “We work hard to get what we can regionally, but we also want to provide our members with variety,” explains Beauchamp. A few tiptoes of carbon footprinting aside, the Co–op remains true to its commitment to sustainable farming and healthy lifestyle as it has expanded. The recently updated website allows easy sign–up and faster ordering as well as a forum to share comments, recipes and information about vendors. In addition to constantly sourcing new products and produce, the managers have also added options for pre–sorted orders and late pick– ups for busy members, while those with napping children can utilize the drive–up service. “We listen to our members as well as think about what we want for our own families,” says Scott as she rings up a member’s cornucopia on a laptop. “It’s much more than just grocery shopping.” CS For more information, see savannahfoodcoop.com

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Calling all writers, journalists, scribes and anyone who puts pen to paper and fancies themselves the literary type. Seersucker Live wants to know you.

National, regional and local authors come together for Seersucker Live by Bill DeYoung

bill@connectsavannah.com

A non–profit formed a year or so ago by Savannah writers Zach Powers and Christopher Berinato, Seersucker Live exists to fill a void. “We started meeting a bunch of writers in town, but we realized they didn’t know each other,” Powers explains. “Our initial instinct was to have an event that would start bringing Savannah’s writing community together. And exposing that writing community to an audience.” It began as an informal, social networking event – writers met at a local tavern, the first Thursday of each month, to talk about everything and nothing – and then morphed into a quarterly live event for the general public (although the First Thursday gab ‘n guzzle gathering remains active). Twice a year, it’s about strictly local authors, and the other times, national scribes come to town. Powers, a Savannah native, is a television producer (among other things, he runs attorney Mark Tate’s chat show on WTOC). More to the point, he’s a published writer. The thrust of Seersucker Live, he says, is “to make Savannah more of a literary hub than it is now.” The next live event, Friday, Sept. 23 in the upstairs banquet room of Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub, will feature three authors reading from their work. San Franciscan Daniel Handler, who’s sold more than 60 million

copies of his Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, is top of the bill. “He has a reputation for supporting events like this,” Powers says of Handler, whose resume also includes the novels Adverbs, Watch Your Mouth and The Basic Eight. “Apparently, he used to run a literary event himself. I think he appreciates things like this.” The Sept. 23 edition will also feature Florida poet Patricia Lockwood, whose first book, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, will be published in the spring. Then there’s Jonathan Rabb, author of the historical fiction tomes Rosa, Shadows & Light and The Second Son. Rabb, who’s called Savannah home since 2008, teaches writing at SCAD. “In the time that I’ve been here, I’ve been introduced to so much of the literary scene in Savannah,” Rabb explains. “And it’s really vibrant. So anytime somebody says ‘Come and be part of the scene,’ it’s great. I love that.” Rabb is currently hard at work on his fourth book. “As it turns out,” he says, “I got inspired by being here. This one’s set in 1947 Savannah.” Rabb, Handler and Lockwood will read from their work for the first half of the Barry’s event. Powers says he and Berinato will “engage in tomfoolery,” and pianist Brian Dean is the evening’s ivory–tickler. They like to refer to it as “part talk show, part cocktail hour and part literary

reception.” And then there’s this: “About a month ago,” says Powers, “we sent to all the authors an illustration and asked them to write a brief response to it – something inspired by, or based on, that illustration. And for the finale of the event we have them each come on and read their interpretation. “There are such wildly varying interpretations. At our first event, we had everything from a kind of dirty limerick to a story about a pirate. And a very beautiful poem. It’s just interesting to see how the same image can lead to so many different interpretations.” It’s a treat for the professionals, Powers adds. “They’re not going to try to get these published, so let them loosen up some and have a little fun with it.” As for the name of the organization, fun was on Powers’ mind, too. “Seersucker is associated with the South,” he explains. “It’s a fabric, the Southern seersucker suit. We spent more time on coming up with a name than we did for anything else. “Seersucker has a playful quality, an almost inappropriate quality, and it’s a little catchy. And we wanted to highlight the fact that there was a certain Southern element.” CS Seersucker Live Where: Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub, 117 W. River St. When: At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 (doors open at 6:30 p.m. with live music and a cash bar) Admission: $10 Info: seersuckerlive.com


The Jepson Center for the Arts • Savannah College of Art and Design Trustees Theater

Friday Sept. 23 6:30 pm

Opening Night Thursday Sept. 22 6:30 pm

at SCAD’s Trustees Theater on Broughton Street

at the Jepson Center for the Arts With the Award-Winning Film

Folksinger Bob Zentz salutes our ocean planet

A Sea Change

An Ocean of Truth The Bag vs. The Bay The Majestic Plastic Bag Plastic in the Pacific Bag It In the Wake of Giants

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An Ocean of Truth In Deep The Krill is Gone

With near unanimity, scientists now agree that burning fossil fuels is fundamentally changing ocean chemistry—what does it mean for marine creatures, for humans? In conjunction, a photography exhibit

Water Images

Filmmaker Lou Douros will speak about his film “In the Wake of Giants”

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

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

by Sal Lopes

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

The Children's Ocean Film Festival

Films shown at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Noon - 4 pm

at SCAD’s Trustees Theater on Broughton Street Emerging Filmmakers compete for the Dr. Robert O. Levitt Award for Best Student environmental documentary.

An Ocean of Truth Once Upon a Tide Winning Short Films from the Ocean Science Bowl plus SCAD Student Films The afternoon brought to you by the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Savannah Ocean Exchange.

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The music scene at this little Tybee Island outpost is as eclectic as the menu — a mouthwatering range that stretches from comfort–casual food to gourmet dishes. I knew co–owner Big George Spriggs would be in the house. And he was, riding herd on the expo station while Chef Mir Ali deftly turned out everything from burgers to an exquisite appetizer of seared tuna, marinated calamari and seaweed. I went for a hearty plate of ropa vieja — a colorful, slow– cooked pot roast laced with strip of peppers and onions. The spice was fiery enough to command attention without


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overwhelming the seasoning and natural flavors of this Caribbean comfort meal. Fried plantains and cubes of chilled pineapple added sweetness and another layer of texture to the meat and rice dish. Ms. TJ chose escovitch, a Jamaican interpretation of the classic marinated Mediterranean fish dish known in that part of the world as escabeche. This night’s fish was a nice–sized local flounder that had bathed in a variety of spices, vinegar and citrus — and then fried whole. Flaky bits of flounder were tender and loaded with flavors. She polished off her dish and I took about half of mine home for a great lunch the next day. North Beach Bar & Grill has attained what I refer to as legendary destination status. Whether you want a cold beer in front of the TV outside — or are attracted by the live music –– the real reason to go to North Beach is for the food. Count on a wait nearly every time; sip a record–cold beer and relax. Our pair of world–class entrees and three beers (for me) set us back less than $50. I couldn’t help but notice the food is twice as good and half the price of similar meals I’ve had in the heart of Savannah. That kind of sticker shock makes me smile.

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Ghosts of Pizzas Past — On Fri., Sept. 23 Alan Chiang, Justin Harris, and Lomaho Kretzmann will take a break from stealing manhole covers and watching old ladies fall through the Savannah streets. Instead they will haunt the Oglethorpe Gallery with Ghosts of Pizzas Past. Sponsored in part by The Butcher. Curated by Minna Betancourt. Show runs from Sept. 21-27. Reception: Fri. Sept. 23 6-9 pm. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

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Harmonic Discord: Cityscapes by John Dowell — Sept. 23 –Feb. 5. Telfair Academy, Galleries 3 and 4, 121 Barnard St. Lecture by John Dowell is Sept. 26, 6 pm at Telfair Academy; free to members or with museum admission.

Multi-artist show ‘Ghosts of Pizzas Past’ by Alan Chiang, Justin Harris and Lomaho Kretzmann is at Oglethorpe Gallery and has reception this Friday Bohemian Reflections: Photographs by Jan Reich — Sept. 23 –Feb. 5 at Telfair Academy, Galleries 1 and 2, 121 Barnard St. “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. “Lost in the Woods” Paintings — The whimsical world of the forest and its creatures are depicted in illustrative paintings by SCAD illustrations student Lindsay Schmidt, through Sept. 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ’Shredded Greens + White Flags’ and ‘Visual Thinc-ers’ — ThincSavannah hosts two concurrent shows through Nov. 4. “Shredded Greens + White Flags” features Betsy Cain’s shredded paintings. John Spurlock displays drawings and paintings. “Visual Thinc-ers” features work by eight current and former ThincSavannah members. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 300 ’We Done All We Could and None of It’s Good’ — Trenton Doyle Hancock is best known for his narrative and theatrical installations. Hancock is in dialogue with guest curator David Norr at Gutstein Gallery on Fri., Oct.

7, 5-6 p.m. Artist reception at the Gallery in conjunction with the gallery hop. Friday, Oct. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Show is up through Nov. 5. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea — Photographs, drawings, videos, and mixed-media installations by this CubanAmerican, Georgia born artist. Through January 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St., 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. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery on AASU campus.

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.

Hospice Savannah 5 x 7 show — 3rd Annual 5 by 7 art show through October 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 of not-for-profit hospice and bereavement care to the community. Final bids will be taken during the closing reception Friday, October 14 5:30-7:30 p.m. 100% of proceeds benefit not for profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Juried Group Exhibition: “Encore Series” — Fifth annual exhibit honoring three juried finalists from SCAD’s top MFA thesis shows. Painter Chung-Fan Chan, Painter Alexandra Charmain Ortiz, and Photographer Brendan Kingsley. Sept. 9-23 Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 M.L.King Jr. Blvd. 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. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Ossabaw: Works on Paper and Wood — A show of Ossabaw-inspired artwork in many media, honoring the late Jim Bitler, by regional artists who have spent time on Ossabaw Island. Through Sept. 25. Atwell’s Art & Frame, 228 W. Broughton. Paintings by Bobby and Mona Segall — Recent work by Savannah artists who are also husband and wife. Sept. 1-28 at the JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Open Sun-Fri. Free admission. 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.

Shinique Smith Exhibition: “Enchantment” — Recent works - including paintings, collages and sculptures using found materials- by this New-York-based rising star in America’s contemporary art world. Through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. TIMS/2011 Teachers’ Art Exhibit — Artwork in a variety of media by teachers (and some students) from Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. Sept. 7-30 at the Gallery on Washington, inside Savannah Arts Academy. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave., Tradition in Transition: A Celebration of Quilts — Group show by members of the Savannah Quilt Guild. Reception: Fri. Sept. 23, 5–7pm. Quilting workshops/demos on select Wednesdays during October. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street, http://www. savannahga.gov/arts Mother and Daughter on the May — Paintings by Nancy and Margaret Golson feature work inspired by the May River and Bluffton. Through Oct. 9. The Gallery at St. Paul’s, 34th & Abercorn Streets. Information at www. stpaulsavannah.org or (912) 232-0274. cs

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: In Situ — Savannah painter Cain’s first solo show at the Jepson looks at “how a place inhabits you over time.” Show runs through Dec 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

Quilt show ‘Tradition in Transition’ opens Friday at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Reception Friday 5-7 p.m.


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Mark YouR Calendar A Night in Italy

The Savannah Children’s Chorus’ senior choir will attend the 2012 Days of Verona international choir competition in Verona, Italy next spring. According to artistic director Roger Moss, the local group will be one of just three American choirs traveling to Italy – and the only American children’s choir. A Nov. 14 concert at the Charles H. Morris Center will raise funds for the choir’s travel expenses. And it’s a doozy – four fully–fledged opera stars in performance. They are: Sara Stewart, soprano and Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo–soprano, both of the Metropolitan Opera; Jason Baldwin, tenor, from the Utah Opera Company; and Gregory Gerbrandt, baritone, of New York’s American Opera Company.

The event, A Night in Italy, was the brainchild of the SCC’s former artist–in–residence, Metropolitan Opera bass/baritone Keith Miller. The vocalists will perform in duets, in groups and as soloists, and the finale will feature them along with the senior choir. A catered reception follows the 6:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $125 at savannahchoir. org.

Rockin’ Tybee

Sandra Piques-Eddy is one of the Metropolitan Opera stars who’ll sing at A Night in Italy, a fundraiser for the Savannah Children’s Chorus.

October 8, Tybee Island. Somehow totally separate from the 2011 Pirate Fest, which is also going on that day, Molly Hatchet will perform (along with Big Engine and Kymistry) at the pier and pavilion. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. According to our crack calculators here at Connect, this will put these

bands’ shows up against the Eric Culberson Band, the Train Wrecks and the Journey tribute band Departure, which are scheduled at the same time on the Pirate Fest mainstage – in the beach parking lot just a buckled swash away from the pier and pavilion. The seventh annual Pirate Fest takes place Oct. 7–9.

Other stuff

• Midway’s Sunbury Crab Co. is throwing a rock ‘n’ roll festival Oct. 8, with fireworks after dark, with Texas’ Midnight Riders, Cody Walden, Michael Hulett, Jay Stewart and the Midway All–Stars. Tickets for the Blue Crab Festival (gates open at 3 p.m.) are $15 advance at select Heritage Bank locations, and online at sunburycrabco.com. CS

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Tangledup inwhales The Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival goes ‘online’ with Hawaii’s humpbacks by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

In the Wake of Giants chronicles the efforts of volunteers who clear nets, ropes and buoys from free-swimming humpback whales off the coast of Maui.

Like the majority of the films in the 2011 Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, In the Wake of Giants deals with one of the most clear and present dangers to our planet: The accumulation of man–made garbage in the seas. This is also a central message in the ongoing Savannah Ocean Exchange, with which this weekend’s Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival is affiliated. Just 16 minutes long, In the Wake of Giants is a powerful reminder of man’s harmful impact on the oceans. It documents the work of a handful of volunteers who remove marine debris – ropes, nets, chains and enormous buoys – from humpback whales off the coast of Maui. These are 40– to 50–foot creatures that migrate annually between Hawaii and Alaska, and getting close to them – even when they’re entangled and weighed down with trash – is a formidable task. “The executive producers really felt strongly that this was a movie about whales,”

says the film’s writer/director Lou Douros, “and I kept coming back saying ‘Actually, it’s really a film about people who work with whales.’ If you look at the journey the film goes on, it’s really with those folks, the network of volunteers.” A veteran documentary–maker, Douros never actually went out on the Maui rescue boats; space was simply too tight. The extraordinarily compelling whale footage in In the Wake of Giants was shot via cameras mounted on the rescuers’ helmets. Douros’ job was to take this footage, interweave it with interviews he conducted (on land) with the

principals, and tell the best story he could. “This is what they refer to now as authenticity programming, rather than reality,” Douros explains. “Where people are gonna do what they do regardless of whether there’s a camera there or not. “Because it was an already–existing thing, as a writer what I was doing more of was guiding the flow of the way the program would go. Letting it emerge, but also trying to coax it along a little bit. And it was a bit of a trick.” Each day, when the rescue boats returned, they would hand their


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Entanglement in marine debris threatens the animals’ mobility, and survival.

helmet–cams over to Douros. “You’re limited to some degree by the footage that you have, or wish you had,” he says. “You can’t force the story. When I did the interviews, I’d already looked at the selects for the stories that I wanted to use.” Led by Ed Lyman of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, the team – which spends months training during the times of the year when the whales aren’t there – responds to reports from local boaters. Sometimes it takes hours to locate

the fast–swimming animal, and to assess the degree of entanglement each time it surfaces to breathe. Other times – as In the Wake of Giants documents – the whales are entangled in lobster or crab lines, anchored to the bottom, and are literally stationary. And exhausted. And terrified. Caution, Lyman says in the film, is essential, as a frightened whale can cause pretty serious damage with a thrashing fluke or pectoral fin. The rescuers don’t actually touch the animals; the lines are cut with a blade at the end of a long pole.

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Day 1 When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Films: A Sea Change, The Krill is Gone, In Deep, An Ocean of Truth Day 2 When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Musical performance: Bob Zantz Films: The Majestic Plastic Bag, Bag It, The Bag vs. The Bay, An Ocean of Truth, In the Wake of Giants (plus Q&A with filmmaker Lou Douros)

“All told, I had around 200 hours of footage to go through, from three rescue seasons,” Douros explains. “It was the equivalent of someone giving you the tapes from a 7–11 convenience store security camera and saying ‘Here, go make a film.’ “Because a lot of it is just sort of trundling along, looking for the animal, or getting ready to set another buoy, and it’s really not all that exciting. So to find that needle in the haystack was really tricky.” For Lou Douros, who’ll be at the

Day 3 When: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Street, Tybee Island What: Children’s Ocean Film Festival (National Geographic films) When: Noon Saturday, Sept. 24 Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Short films from SCAD, the Ocean Science Bowl Films: An Ocean of Truth, Once Upon a Tide Admission: All events are free Information: graysreef.noaa.gov

Sept. 23 screening for a Q&A wih the audience, says the praise lavished on his film is particularly gratifying. “It was a real labor of love,” he explains. “When they first brought this story to me they said ‘Hey, there are these guys that are rescuing humpbacks out in Maui.’ And I just though oh no, not another ‘save the whales’ story. The world doesn’t need another one of those. “But everywhere it’s shown, we get a similar response: ‘I had no idea there were such cool jobs.’” CS

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Walter Hill, a fine writer–director who knows a thing or 12 about helming testosterone–tinged flicks with an existential bent about them (Hard Times, The Warriors, The Long Riders, Undisputed, many more), once orchestrated a solid little film in this milieu called The Driver. Made in 1978, it starred Ryan O’Neal as a taciturn professional whose job was driving getaway cars. In keeping with the stripped–down style of the movie, Hill elected to only give his characters handles rather than actual names: The Driver, The Detective, The Player, The Exchange Man, and so on. The new movie Drive may be based on the book by James Sallis (Hossein Amini handled the adaptation), but as filtered through the sensibilities of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, there’s more than a little bit of Hill up there on the screen. There’s also a little bit – scratch that; there’s a lot – of Refn’s European predecessors as well, with this accomplished picture evoking memories of Godard, Leone and even Kurosawa in its depiction of the silent anti–hero as the ultimate in celluloid cool. Here, another Ryan – Ryan Gosling – plays another tight–lipped Driver, this one likewise employed as a wheelman for crooks. But that’s merely the least reputable of his three jobs: When he’s not working on the wrong side of the law (as illustrated

in a spectacular opening set–piece), he’s a movie stunt driver as well as a mechanic in a garage owned by the shady Shannon (Bryan Cranston). Shannon is his link between all three jobs, which becomes problematic once they get involved with a pair of high–end criminals with notable cruel streaks: Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks), a former Hollywood producer (doubtless a swimming–with–sharks in–joke, and a funny one), and his crude partner Nino (Ron Perlman, and it’s nice to see him back from the valley of Conan the Barbarian). Causing even further complications is Driver’s growing affection for his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), who has a young son (Kaden Leos) in her care and a husband (Oscar Isaac) on the way home from


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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!”

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the clink. Refn, who won the Best Director prize for Drive at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, has fashioned a work that’s as slick as its protagonist: Its muted Euro–sheen mingles easily with its American atmospherics, and it’s all punctuated by bouts of brutal and unsightly gore that never feel like exploitive overkill but instead serve to feed the urgency of the moment (this is never more evident than the scene set in an elevator, when Driver switches from Casanova to killer in mere seconds). Gosling’s Driver, with his Zen demeanor and a toothpick perpetually dangling from his mouth, is the sort of character that could conceivably emerge as a bad–boy icon for a hungry generation if the film hits big; at the very least, it certainly should do well for the fortunes of its talented star. It’s hard to tell if Mulligan is miscast or if her role isn’t written as well as those of her co–stars, but she’s easily the weak link here. The entire supporting roster is strong, although Albert Brooks deserves his own standing ovation. The nebbish from Broadcast News and Lost in America has been reconfigured as a slow–burning sadist, and it’s a sight to chill the spine. Drive is such a sterling achievement for most of its running time – perhaps one of the year’s best – that it’s alarming when it crashes and burns during its final 15 minutes. After approximately 90 minutes of careful buildup, the end feels maddeningly rushed, with the actions of various characters bordering on the illogical and their fates succumbing to genre expectations. This unfortunate turn of affairs doesn’t irreparably damage the overall package, but it does leave its mark, as surely as oil leaking from a rusty pickup puttering down the highway.

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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 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.

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.

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


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. 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 poignant figure – a fading actor–host with nothing but memories – but has instead been reconfigured as a boozy Vegas magician who (insert eye roll here) sports a Batman–esque past that largely leads to the late–inning shenanigans.

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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/ 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 912-5987358 for additional info.

Benefits 5k Walk/Run for “Help the Hoo-Hahs” Benefiting National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Sat. Sept. 24 at the Savannah Trade & Convention Center for an 8 a.m. 5K Walk/Run benefiting local women battling these deadly cancers. To register or make a tax deductible donation, visit www. helpthehoohahs.com or active.com, keyword “Hoo-Hahs”. 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 912721-1790. Plantation Club, Skidaway Island Food Bank Food Drives Wanted America’s Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah is experiencing food shortages. For information on hosting a food drive at your workplace

or church contact (912) 236-6750 or www.helpendhunger.org. 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/comingevents.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 toilet paper. Please visit www.parkplaceyes.org for directions. 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. Tiny Tots Consignment Sale Gently used trunk-show and designer children’s clothing, sizes 0-8, plus shoes, equipment and toys. Fri. Sept, 23,9am-6pm, Sat. Sept. 24, 9am-12noon.St. Michael’s Episcopal Church,Washington & Waters Ave. Free admission. Information: www. tinytotssale.info, info@tinytotssale. info, or call (912) 412-2833. A portion of proceeds benefits the Savannah Children’s Choir.

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.

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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/ Beginning Project Management Course Sept. 30 & Oct. 8, 9am-3:30pm. Two session course provides an overview of Project Management using nine knowledge-based areas: scope, integration, communication, time, cost, procurement, risk management, quality control, and human resources. $650 in advance, $700, day of event. Held at Coastal Georgia Center, Boater Safety Classes SCMPD hosts a series of certified safety classes. Does not include on the water instruction. Participants may qualify for insurance discounts. Must be at least 12 years old. April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. For info or to register, call 912-9215451. Free and open to the public. Champions Training Center Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912349-4582 or visit http://www.ctcsavannah.com/ DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.


Lessons Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-2556921 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 & 1pm4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or www. savannahpha.com Learn Russian Learn to speak Russian. All experi-

ence levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-659-3071 for more information. Mindfulness Meditation Class Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). www.yogacoopsavannah.com or 912429-7264. Ms. Amy’s School of Music A small privately owned studio offering: Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes WWW.MSAMYSCHOOLOFMUSIC.COM Music Lessons Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, bass, voice, violin, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, brass, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail.com 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. Painting the Nocturne en Plein Air Telfair Museums offers One Day & Night Workshop for adults. Instructor: Carl Fougerousse. Fri. Sept. 23. 3-8 pm Museum members $75, Nonmembers $95. Register and information at www.telfair.org. Pet and People Portraits Painted in oils or pastel by fine artist Karen Bradley. Call to commission. 912-507-7138 ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore 1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. continues on p. 42

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Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am-12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686. 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, 9am-12noon & Fri, Sept. 16, 9am12noon. Evening Classes: Thurs. Sept. 15 6-9pm, & Thurs, Sept. 22, 6-9pm. Offered by Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. Bring current official picture ID & immigration documents. Information: pgoodman@savannahtech.edu OR (912) 443-5448   Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass

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Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, godzillaunknown@ gmail.com or visit www.avegost.com Buccaneer Region SCCA is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http:// buccaneerregion.org/solo.html. Coastal MINIs Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit coastalminis.com. Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah Energy Healers Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. http://www.meetup.com/SavannahEnergyHealers/ Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers

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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 St. 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 912-2340525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711

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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 Honor Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. For more info: www.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! Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-3132230. 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 9:1511:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www.mops.org. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www. fbcislands.com/ Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www. otrr.org. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn St. Safe Kids Savannah Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am1pm. Visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info Savannah Adventure Club Dedicated to pursuing adventures,

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both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or visit www.savannahadventureclub.com Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers 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 Art Association The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 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 3735571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@ hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at Darmst0817@comcast.net or 9254709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah 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

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com. Savannah Guardian Angels Come meet the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels on the 1st Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Elite Martial Arts in Pooler,GA. Free snacks and drinks and info on the Guardian Angels. For more info:www.SavannahGuardianAngels.com Savannah Jaycees Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-3537700 or www.savannahjaycees.com Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit www. savannahkennelclub.org Savannah Newcomers Club Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com Savannah Parrot Head Club Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http://www.savannahsunriserotary.org/ Savannah Toastmasters Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah Savannah Writers Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet

precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. For location and details, visit SeersuckerLive.com. Son-shine Hour Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, dropins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail.com Savannah Mall, Southern Wings Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit www.southernwingz.com Stitch-N’s Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free Tarde en Espanol Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566. The 13th Colony Patriots A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. www.13thcolonypatriots.com or call 912-596-5267. The Peacock Guild A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207 E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email peacockguild@ 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. Any-

one 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 Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information.

Conferences 10th Annual Harvest of Hope Retreat This annual retreat for families coping with cancer will be held the weekend of October 15 &16 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. Sponsored by Memorial University Medical Center. Applications for this fun-filled weekend are now being accepted. To apply, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912350-7845.

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads African Dance & Drum Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Information at www.ayoluwa.org Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah http:// www.ayoluwa.org/


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

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Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ yahoo.com. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/ skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/ class or $48/four. 912-596-0889 or www.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

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happenings | continued from page 45 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 912-3545586. 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 912-398-8784. Savannah Shag Club Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. The Savannah Dance Club Savannah Dance Club hosts “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 2pm. Sun. rides at 1pm and 2pm. Free with $10 regular adult admission. State Railroad Museum/The Roundhouse 601 W. Harris St. 912-651-6823 Geekend 2011 Savannah’s “annual gathering of the geek tribe” features keynoters Baratunde Thurston, Digital Director for “The Onion” and Vivian Rosenthal, CEO of GoldRun. Nov.10-12 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Registration: $95/Early Bird (by Sept. 1) $165 General registration. Info: 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, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net


Fitness Belly Drills This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit www.cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. 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 912-6607399 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 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm2:30pm, 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 DalyWilder, 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 912350-9031.

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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. 912547-6263. Savannah Savannah Pride, Inc. Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912-288-7863 or email 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/

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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 912356-3688 for information. Basic Breastfeeding Class Everything you might want to know about breastfeeding. For expectant mothers or couples. Topics: Preparing to breastfeed, basic breastfeeding concepts, nutrition, common concerns. Family support for the breastfeeding mother, the father’s role in feeding, and how to breastfeed and continue to work. If Information: 912-350-BORN (2676). Register online at women. memorialhealth.com .Tues. Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30pm. Women’s Services Conference Room, Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial University Medical Center

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

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/ 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, douladeliveries@ comcast.net La Leche League of Savannah Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, www.lllusa.org/ web/SavannahGA.html. Savannah Meditation and Energy Flow Group Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss


Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. We have age-appropriate programs and related handouts. For details about TDP: www.thedolphinproject.org Tybee Island Marine Science Center Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. Tybee Island Walk on the Wild Side The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 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.

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military

and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. For more info: www. tailsspin.com Monthly Yappy Hour The Grateful Hound, 32 Barnard St., hosts a happy hour event on the last Friday of every month. 6-8pm. Open to dogs and their human companions. Complimentary refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and organic treats. Email thegratefulhound@gmail.com for more info. St. Almo Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-234-3336.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Savannah Tea time at Ola’s A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a treat and a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah http:// 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 898-3477. Savannah Gregorian Chant by Candlelight For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 2324131 for more info. Live Web-streaming Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto www.overcomingbyfaith.org, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah Metaphysics For Everyday Selfcontinues on p. 50

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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.org, freedompath@ yahoo.com. Savannah 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. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call the clerk, 912-373-6276 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 6:30-7:30pm; 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 Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah.org or www.uusavannah.org. 313 E. Harris St. , Savannah Unity of Savannah Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) 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.

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nah 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 Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-8197053 if you have questions. Cancer support group Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 8195704. Savannah Citizens With Retarded Citizens Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 3557633. Savannah Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Call 355-1221; or visit www.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

ARIES

(March 21–April 19) “I have a simple philosophy,” said Alice Roosevelt Longworth, a self–described hedonist who lived till the age of 96. “Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” That’s not an approach I recommend all the time, Aries, but I think it could be both wise and fun for you to do so in the coming weeks. Given the upcoming omens, you have a mandate to find out where the most interesting action is, and dive in with the intent to generate even more action.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) A guy on Reddit.com posted a photo that made me think of you. He had been out walking in the wilds of Ontario, and found a single ripe peach growing on a scraggly, skinny tree in the middle of an abandoned quarry. There were no other peach trees in sight, let alone peaches. I suspect that when you find beauty and sustenance in the coming days, Taurus, they will be in similar situations: unexpected and unlikely. That doesn’t mean they’ll be any less sweet. (See the peach: http://bit.ly/lonelypeach.)

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) If you’ve ever been to a flavor–tripping party, you’ve eaten “miracle fruit” –– berries with the scientific name Synsepalum dulcificum. They coat your tongue with a substance that makes all subsequent foods taste sweet. The effect lasts no more than an hour, but while it does, lemons, radishes, and pickles may as well be desserts. Be alert for a metaphorical version of the miracle fruit, Gemini. There’s an influence coming your way that could temporarily make everything else seem extra delectable.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Born in Austria, Susanne Wenger became a high

priestess of the Yoruba religion in Nigeria. When she died in 2009 at the age of 93, she had devoted the last 50+ years of her life to protecting a sacred forest in the Osogbo area. That’s what I’m encouraging you to do. According to my reading of the omens, you will accrue unforeseen benefits by becoming more deeply connected to a special patch of earth. To do so will awaken a dormant part of your soul.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) “Personally I’m always ready to learn,” said Winston Churchill, “although I do not always like being taught.” You may soon find yourself sharing that paradoxical state of mind, Leo. It’s time for you to receive the new teachings you have been unconsciously preparing yourself to absorb. But at least in the early stages, these useful lessons may get on your nerves or make you squirm. Stick with them. Keep the faith. Sooner or later, your crash course will become enjoyable.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) “Our job is to become more and more of what we are,” says poet Marvin Bell. “The growth of a poet seems to be related to his or her becoming less and less embarrassed about more and more.” Whether or not you’re a poet, Virgo, I would like to apply this gauge to your own growth. The way I see it, your power to claim your birthright and fulfill your destiny will hinge on your ability to shed all residual shame about your true nature. And there has never been a better time to work on that noble project.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Your theme for the week comes from travel writer Stephen Graham in his book The Gentle Art of Tramping: “As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet– legged on the shingly beach

of a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.” I can’t wait to see the expression on your face when a portal like that appears for you sometime in the near future, Libra. You won’t necessarily have to be out in nature in order to become aware of the opening door. But it will probably be crucial for you to simulate the state that nature evokes in you. That’s why I suggest you rev up your aptitude for innocence and make sure your sense of wonder is turned on full blast.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) More than a 100 years ago, a team of British adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton trekked across Antarctica. They ran out of supplies and had to turn back. In 2006, modern–day explorers discovered a cache of stuff Shackleton had been forced to leave behind, stashed in the ice. It included two cases of whiskey. Some of the century–old liquor found its way back to England, where it was quaffed by a few daring souls eager for an exotic taste. I suspect you may soon stumble upon a metaphorically similar curiosity, Scorpio: something like old spirits preserved in ice. My advice: Try a small sample and wait to see what effect it has before imbibing the whole thing.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Punk musician Wesley Willis was fond of greeting friends and audience members alike with a headbutt. So prolific was he that he developed a permanent callus on his forehead. Now would be an excellent time for you to make this tradition your own, Sagittarius. Just think of all the great conversations you’ll stimulate by ramming people! JUST KIDDING! I was exaggerating. It’s true that now is an excellent time to expand your social reach. But you probably shouldn’t engage in full–tilt headbutting unless you’re extroverted, gregarious, and

so extravagantly charming you can get away with it.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) In Japan you can buy Vaam, a sports energy drink that contains hornet saliva. It acquired a legendary reputation after Japanese marathon runner Naoko Takahashi said she used it to propel herself to a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. Vaam’s creator, biochemist Takashi Abe, claims there is scientific evidence that it works as well for humans as it does for wasps, which fly as much as 70 miles a day. The cosmos will be infusing you with a metaphorical version of hornet saliva in the coming weeks, Capricorn. You’ll have the power to go further and be stronger for a longer time.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) I gathered together a panel of renegade astrologers to investigate your imminent future. By a unanimous vote, they designated you, out of all the signs of the zodiac, as the one “Most Likely to Exceed the Boring Limitations of Good Taste,” as well as “Best Candidate to Slap the Conventional Wisdom Upside the Head.” That sounds fun. I hope you make good use of the freedom that those roles entail.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) You’re on course for a warm, wet, soft collision with the enigmas of the libido. I urge you to give yourself fully to the exploration, even if it stirs up feelings you have no names for. The best way to use your intelligence right now is to undertake a rigorous investigation into the heights and depths of your passion . . . to experiment with new guidelines for your instinctual nature . . . to make yourself extra receptive to the spiritual teachings available through erotic communion.


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Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Most types, Most brands. Will pay up to $10/box. Call Clifton 912-596-2275.

Durable Medical Equipment Company looking for self-motivated individuals with the desire to succeed working for commissions. Potential to earn $1000/week or more. Contact 1-855-274-0668

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Looking for Full-time Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer at fast paced accounting office. Strong organizational skills and friendly personality is a must. Must be proficient in Quickbooks Pro. Please fax resume to 912-790-9209 or email: tahirih_oneal_89@yahoo.com. Deadline for resumes and emails 9/30/11.

HAIRSTYLIST

Hair salon by Publix. Now hiring for Hair Dresser. Serious inquiries call 912-484-8761 Looking For Experienced Hairdresser & Nail Tech for Upscale salon on Southside. 12 Television Circle, Great environment. Please call 912-210-0067 MECHANIC with tools needed for car lot. References required. Apply to email: dj5107@comcast.net WELLNESS COACHES Needed. PT/FT. $500-$5000 plus. Will train! Call 651-263-6677 Business OppOrtunity 690 Looking For Serious People That Want To Make Money Now !!! You Can Work From Anywhere Immediate Cash Flow $$$ Long Term Residual Income Call Toll Free (888) 877-9528 (24 Hour Recorded Message) MAKE $5,000+ a month from home. Great extra income in this bad economy. Call Now for a free report at no risk or cost to you. 1-800-943-7203 or www.easyprofits123.com. Ref. Code 56008 Real estate 800

HOmes fOr sale 815

1428 EAST 48th: Brick Bungalow, Hardwoods. Great shape. Bonus Room, sunroom, 2-car garage. Daffin Park View! $159,900. Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal 912-663-0558, 912-355-5557

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ads received by 5pm friday will appear in the Wednesday issue of the next week HOmes fOr sale 815 4/2.5 EXECUTIVE HOME in Coffee Bluff. 2-Car. Den w/FP, Balcony, Mediterranean. Renovated. Large Corner Lot. Was $419K, now $359K. Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal 912-663-0558; 355-5557 ofc.

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Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Great Price! Excellent Location! GREAT DEALS on Cable, Internet & Phone. Discounted Installation. Get installed fast. CALL TREY, Your Local Representative 912-658-4592 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

INVESTMENT

8 Units: 808 E.Gwinnett Street. 2BR/1BA each. Some fire damage. Great Investment. $75,000. Deloris Lovette, Lomas Realty 912-272-3926 Mobile HoMes For sale 830

LAND-HOME PACKAGE

Doublewide,River Ridge Subdivision.Sand Hill Rd.3BR/2BA, Castiron tubs, new kitchen cabinets,new floor covering, community water.Lot .66Acre.Move-in now $35,000. Call Jimmie, 912-663-9836 for rent 855 HOUSES 3 Bedrooms 13 Burnt Tree Cir. $1200 1125 E.71st St. $900 105 Nelson Ave. $895 2330 Camellia Ct. $795 APARTMENTS 2 Bedrooms 654B E.36th St. $625 1128 E.53rd St. $495 One Bedroom FURNISHED 321 Broughton St $1400 One Bedroom 315-A E.57th St $695 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

SECTION 8 WELCOME

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

1011 East 39th Street:

Bottom floor 1 BR apartment, water& elec is included in rent $625/ $500/deposit. 912-398-4424

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.

1BR $400/Mo. 2 BR $500-$550/Mo.

Lower 2BR Apt, Central heat/air, furnished appliances. 1411 Barnard Street. Call 912-657-0458 or 912-921-1774 Good Music Is Food For The Soul. Find it online in Soundboard at connectsavannah.com

2019 E.38TH 1BR/1BA, LR and kitchen w/appliances. Very nice apt. Convenient neighborhood to shopping and Home Depot at Victory Drive. No pets. $575/rent,$500/deposit. 912-352-4391 or 912-658-4559 23 MASTICK STREET: 3BR/1BA upstairs Apt. Everything completely remodeled. $600/month, $600/deposit. Call anytime 912-224-0985 2408 TEXAS AVENUE Available Now! 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage. $825/month 2016 FLORIDA AVENUE Available Now! 3BR/1BA, large fenced yard, hardwood floors $650/month One month deposit; $25 app. fee We check references, 912-844-6101 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH APT. Completely remodeled. $775. 912-897-6789 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Apt. for Rent in West Savannah. Convenient to Downtown, Garden City. $475/month. Section-8 Welcome. Call 912-658-1407. 2 BEDROOM Apartments Available through Section 8.New appliances plus washers and dryers, laminate and ceramic tile. Call Eddie, 912-308-7672 or 912-231-0963

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2BR APT. OAK FOREST DRIVE: $475/rent and deposit. GEORGETOWN CONDO: 2BR/2BA w/fireplace, breakfast area, large closets. Appliances include washer and dryer. $795/rent, $795/deposit.

Call 927-4383 Zeno Moore Realty

3BR, 2.5BA TOWNHOUSE: LR, DR, kitchen, end unit. Oglethorpe Place in mall area. $900/month. Call 912-355-2848

711 FRUIT STREET, near Carver Heights. 3BR/1BA LR,DR, kitchen, central heat/air, hardwood floors, fenced backyard, washer/dryer connection, backporch $700/deposit, $700/monthly. Section 8 welcome. 912-233-8378, leave msg.

8618 West Creighton Place West, Near St. James School. 3BR, 1.5BA, LR, den or DR, eat-in kitchen, CH&A, fenced yard, carport, large storage/work shop. Pets ok with approval. References/credit check required. $850/month, $845/deposit. 898-0078 •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

9B OAK FOREST LANE

2BR/1BA, washer/dryer connection, alarm system $650/month, $650/deposit. 912-398-4424 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 332 E.56th Street: 3-bedrooms, 2baths $1200. RINCON 2410 Hodgeville Road: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, bonus room, pool, garage $1550. BLOOMINGDALE 110 Stillwater Road: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, large home $850 POOLER 152 Bluelake Blvd. 3-bedrooms, 2baths $1100 SAVANNAH 1405 E.55th Street: 3-bedrooms, 2baths $825 1335 E.54th Street: 3-bedrooms, 1bath, $800. Section 8 1315 Lincoln Street: 3-bedrooms, 2baths $995. Section 8 Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134


•BEE RD: 2BR/1BA $625/month. •VARNEDOE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, LR, kitchen $625. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

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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

BUYER’S MARKET

Now is the time to consider buying. The Buyer’s market is at its best. Get that mortgage you need by calling Tony at 912-604-6145 or email at: zackomity@yahoo.com. We deal with most types of credit.

FIRST MONTH 50% OFF!

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

FOR RENT

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rooms for rent 895

House for Rent: 2127 Walz Drive. Take a look at this 3b/r 1 bath, brick home, newly upgraded near Juliet Lowe elem. Monthly rental $750 plus deposit. 912-308-3271/912-844-6203

SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995

ISLE OF HOPE AREA

EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. NICE ROOM /HOUSE FOR RENT, Westside, quiet neighborhood. For reliable, working person. No drugs! Contact 912-844-8716 or 912-428-0496 ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919 ROOMS FOR RENT California Avenue. Weekly rental $95-$170/per week. Cable/Central Air/Furnished kitchen/Washer & Dryer. On busline. No smoking inside. 912-447-1933. Rooms For Rent Comes fully furnished No/ Drinking No/Drugs No/Pets Full Use Of Home 912-428-4174 ROOMS FOR RENT- Westside locations. Furnished with television, cable & utilities included. $100-$125 weekly. Call 912-844-7274

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

NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/1BA. No pets. Largo/Tibet area. $665 Rent, $600 Deposit. Call 912-656-7842 ONE & TWO Bedroom Apartments for rent.656 E.36th, 702 E. Henry, 1201 E.Park Ave. & 623 W.48th. 912-224-1876/912-232-3355. after 3:00pm 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

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2162 Krenson: 2BR/1BA $575 2406 Cedar: 2BR/1BA $625 901 E.37th: 2BR/1BA $650 1229 E.40th: 3BR/1BA $800 209 Forrest: 3BR/2BA $800 Several Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

RENT-TO-OWN

•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.

Large 3BD/2BA & 2BD/2BA remodeled mobile homes in nice Garden City mobile home park. Pool, basketball court, playground, clubhouse. Low down affordable payments. Credit check required. Call Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675.

•630 Kline Street: 3BR house, needs repairs $20,000

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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. For Rent 2003 E. 51st St. 2 B/R 1 B/A, fenced yard, central air $600 rent/$600 dep 912-507-0277

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

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ROOM FOR RENT

$125-$165 weekly, In all areas. We do Background check. 912-428-4722

SECTION 8 WELCOME

*2023 Causton Bluff: Reduced $785! 3BR,W/D included. *1505 E.56th:4BR $825 *2014 Alabama 2BR, very cute $695 *1517 Grove:3BR, deluxe kitchen, W/D included $795 *1112 E.39th: 3BR $775 CALL 912-257-6181 SHELL ROAD/SKIDAWAY AREA 2BR/1BA Apt. Rent $535, Security deposit $500. Call 912-656-7842 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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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.

THUNDERBOLT HARBOUR

Gorgeous 2BR Condo overlooking Intracoastal Waterway. Den, large deck, fireplace, 2-car garage, boat slip. Reduced rent $1700/month. 912-661-4814 VERY NICE 4BR/1BA Home. Central air & heat, washer/dryer hookups, ceiling fans throughout, kitchen furnished. $900/month, $800/deposit. Please call, 912-631-7644 WEST 50TH STREET 3BR/1BA, carpet, fenced yard, recently remodeled $725 + deposit 912-234-0548; No Section 8

WILMINGTON ISLAND

2BR Duplex near May Howard School. Most pets OK. $725 per month. Available early October. 912-663-9941 WILMINGTON ISLAND: Marsh Creek Plantation. 136 Blue Heron Drive. 3BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, breakfast room, laundry room, double car garage, fenced yard. 5-10min from schools, shopping, quiet secure location $1200/month, $1200/deposit. Daytime: 912-308-4127 or after 6pm 912-897-4836.

WILSHIRE ESTATES

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

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

AVAILABLE ROOMS:

CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOM on busline, $110-145 per week plus deposit. Utilities Included. Call 912-660-2875.

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Call 912-721-4350 and Gain New Customers!

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909 East &West Savannah & Bloomingdale •REDUCED RENT!• •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

SPECIAL THIS WEEK!

$50 Deposit Efficiencies $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Pets. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $500/mo., NO deposit or $150/week. Near Hunter AAF. Available Now. 912-272-8020 transportation 900

cars 910 CADILLAC Brougham, 1988Brougham Cadillac 5.0 Liter Sold As- Is $1500 912-354-9843 CHEVROLET Tahoe, 2004- Immaculate condition. Black w/tan leather interior. $12,000 OBO. 912-398-1703

rooms for rent 895 ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION OLDSMOBILE Alero, 2001- Engine & Transmission 55,000 miles, 3.4 liter for a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. Body Parts are also available. $1,500.00 (912)236-0631

FENDER BENDER?

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

Kids in College,No Hope, Everything must go!

VOLVO Wia, 1996 w/sleeper. 10-speed transmission. Great city truck $6000 OBO. CADILLAC Calais, 1966, 429 motor, runs, garage kept $6500. CADILLAC Deville, 1996 $2500. CALL 912-346-9545 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 M50 Boulevard, 2007- Garage kept, 4000 miles, never been in the rain. $3600 OBO. 912-658-1209 Boats & accessories 950

SUN TRACK BOAT, 1988. With trailer, white. Party barge, aluminum. $2500-$3000. Call 912-428-6208

CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 FOR RENT Handicapped Space for 7-15, Special Need. Mr. Gibbs 912-257-3000 SOUTHSIDE: 10500 Abercorn Street. 2 office-condos available immediately. References required. 820Sqft. private office w/kitchenette and large conference room.1000Sqft. office to be shared w/general insurance agent. Call for details, 925-2399 or 925-8111.

cars 910

Campers/rVs 960 2004 25’ COACHMEN “Spirit of America” Pull trailer. Very nice interior & exterior. Additional pictures can be seen online at www.savpennysaver.com. $5,500 OBO. Serious inquiries only. 912-667-6010

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.

LOOK THIS WAY FOR A PLACE TO STAY

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

DODGE Mini Caravan, 2005- Cold A/C New tires, Mint Condition, CD, Seven Passenger, AM/F/M, Cruise.26 mpg $4,500.00 912-220-6564

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