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WEEK AT A GLANCE Freebie of the Week

Savannah Food Day Festival

What: Local celebration of Food Day – a national movement aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable, affordable, and just food systems. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Mother Matilda Beasley Park, 500 E. Broad St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.wellfedsavannah.com/

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Thursday Luncheon: ‘Safe Families and Domestic Violence’

What: For clergy and lay leaders. VictimWitness Assistance Program presents Kristina Korobov, trainer of prosecutors. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 11 a.m. Where: Marriott Savannah Riverfront, 100 General Macintosh Dr Cost: $25/pre-reg required Info: 912-652-7329.

In Memoriam: Death & Mourning in the Victorian Era

What: Living history tour detailing the complex rituals that surrounded mourning in the Victorian Era. Daily in October. Where: Owens Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Cost: Museum admission Info: telfair.org/

Lecture: ‘Sprawl’

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What: “Learning to love it or at least why you should think twice about trying to stop it.” Robert Bruegmann is an architecture, landscape and enviro historian. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Student Ctr, 120 Montgomery St Cost: Free

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Lecture: George Calfas on Edgefield Pottery and “Dave the Potter”

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What: Archeologist who discovered the

Broad Street

Cost: $50/indiv. $80/couples Info: www.heroforchildren.org/savannah

Candidates Forum, Dist. 1 & 2

What: Sponsored by NAACP and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Where: St. John Baptist Church, 522-528 Hartridge St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Poetry: Richard Newman

What: Poetry Society of Georgia presents Newman reading from “Domestic Fugues.” Open mic at 7, reading at 7:30. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Cost: Free and open to the public

Theatre: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

What: Presented by Savannah Arts Academy’s Theatre Department. Dinner and the show on Friday and Saturday with dinner at 6 pm. Dinner reservations required. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Fri. Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Sat. Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave., Cost: Gen Adm/$10. Students/Srs. $6 Dinner/$25 Info: 912-395 –ARTS.

Lecture: Global Population Education What: Savannah Council of World Af-

Pottersville kiln, where David Drake learned to be a master potter. In conjunction with “Beyond Utility” exhibit. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free to members or with museum admission.

Film: Mars (Southern Circuit of Independent Film)

What: Comedy about a new space race-the first manned mission to the red planet. Director Geoff Marslett, who will attend, developed the unique animation process used. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8 Info: lucastheatre.com

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Friday A Mortality Prevails! Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

What: The story of yellow fever’s consequences. 7:30 & 8:45 p.m. nightly. When: Fri. Oct. 21, Sat. Oct. 22 Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State Cost: $15/adv. $17/door. Kids $10/adv. $15/door. Info: 912-236-8097

Theatre: Sexual Perversity in Chicago What: SCAD Performing Arts Depart-

ment presents this play by David Mamet. Mature language and themes. When: Fri. Oct. 21 Where: Mondanaro Theater at Crites Hall, 217 MLK Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public

Halloween Hike for Kids

A Night For HEROs

What: Join The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Medical University Center and UGA HEROs for a fundraiser for local children affected by HIV. Food catered by Lady & Sons. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. Where: Morris Center, 10 E.

fairs presents Werner Fornos, principal spokesperson for Global Population Education. 7:30pm social, 8pm lecture. When: Thu. Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Coastal GA Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: Free/members, students, eductrs. $10/non-members. Info: 912-201-0330.

The Rocky Horror Show is at Club One

What: A not-scary ‘Trick-or-Treat’ for young children through part of Oatland Island’s trail. Wear walking shoes and costumes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. When: Oct. 21-22, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd., Cost: $8/child, $6/adult Info: www.oatlandisland.org/


What: Classic participatory kitsch. When: 8 p.m. Oct. 21-23, 28-30, plus midnight show Oct. 30. Sunday shows 18 and over; all others 21+ Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15 Info: bit.ly/RockyTickets

‘Knight to Remember’ Prom

What: Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dancing, and the crowning of the Prom Queen and King. Benefits America’s Second Harvest. When: Fri. Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Marriott Riverfront, Ballroom, 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Cost: $30 Info: www.helpendhunger.org/

Theater: Still Life with Iris

What: Savannah Children’s Theatre

presents a fantastical adventure about a child’s search for home. When: Fri. Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Sat. Oct. 22, 3 p.m., Sun. Oct. 23, 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10-12

Signing: ‘Drive Me Out of My Mind’

What: Book launch party for Savannah writer Chad Faries’ memoir. Music by The Southern League. When: Fri. Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: chadfairies.com/

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Mustang & Classic Ford Show

What: Savannah Mustang Club presents annual show of vintage Fords. When: Sat. Oct. 22 Where: Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free, fees for showing vehicles.

Russian Festival

What: Authentic Russian cuisine and culture, benefiting St Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church. When: Sat. Oct. 22 Where: St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, 1626 Fort Howard Rd., Rincon Cost: $2 donation

Bamboo Farm’s 17th Annual Fall Festival

What: Friends of Coastal Gardens event features hay ride, miniature train ride, kids activities. Bamboo Artifacts Museum opening ceremony at 11. “Growing Bananas” lecture: 9:30, 11:30, 1:30. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, Hwy 17 S. & Canebrake Rd. , Cost: $2 per car parking.

Farmers Market

What: The Forsyth Park farmers

market features locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs and other items. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park

When: Sat. Oct. 22, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Start at Canine Palace, 618

Abercorn St. Cost: $5/person to purchase map Info: stalmo.com/

Savannah Derby Devils

What: Savannah’s All Stars vs. Tri County Rolling Militia (Jacksonville) at 5pm. Hellions take on Charlotte’s BDazzlers at 7pm. Live entertainment by the Mensa Bullies. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 5 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Cost: $15/Gen. Adm. $2/Kids 3-12 Info: savannahderby.com/

Film: In the Heat of the Night (US, 1967)

What: SCAD Cinema Circle presents

classic w/ Sidney Poitier,Rod Steiger. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $6-8, free for SCAD

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Sunday Car Boot Sale

What: Like a yard sale in your vehicle. When: Sun. Oct. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Savannah Canoe & Kayak,

414 Bonaventure Rd.

cated to preserving vintage, experimental and general aviation aircraft. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Berg Park Aerodrome, 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-572-8688.

Haunted Forest at the Moose Lodge

Art Workshop: Betsy Cain. Paint it Up and Cut it Out

Rosemary Daniell: ‘The One Who Breaks My Heart’

Saturday Music: Let’s Go Zydeco!

What: Savannah Music Festival presents a Family Zydeco concert (3pm) and Dance Party (8pm) with Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience. When: Sat. Oct. 22 Where: American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Cost: varies

What: Work with featured artist Betsy Cain to create large format pieces. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St., Cost: $80/Telfair members, $105/ non-members Info: 912-790-8823.

What: Fall lecture series continues with Savannah writer Daniell. When: Sun. Oct. 23, 4 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St., Cost: Free and open to the public Info: flanneryoconnorhome.org/

Rocktoberfest

Film: Higher Ground (US, 2011)

What: All day rock festival featuring over a dozen local bands. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-midnight Where: New Life Church, 16252 Hwy 144, Richmond Hill Cost: $15/adv., $20/door

Wag-O-Ween

What: Trick or treating for you and your four-legged friend at over 90 downtown businesses. Benefits Humane Society of Greater Savannah.

Lecture: Photography by Jan Reich (1942-2009)

What: Telfair Curator Courtney McNeil discusses Reich’s work in conjunction with exhibit. When: Mon. Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard Cost: Free to members or with museum admission. Info: telfair.org/

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Tuesday Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market What: Local farmers and craft ven-

dors.

Meet the Candidates Forum: Alderman-At-Large Districts

ents classic work. Soprano Rebecca Flaherty and Bass Allen Henderson. When: Fri. Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 East Harris Street, Cost: $36, $55 and $100 Info: 912-525-5050.

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Monday

Music: Jepson Gospel Brunch

What: Featuring Magnolia String Quartet. Brunch by CafeZeum begins 11am. Performance at 1:30pm. Brunch reservations required. When: Sun. Oct. 23, 11 a.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St., Cost: Free for performance. Brunch prices vary Info: telfair.org/

What: Benefit for Children’s Hospital at Memorial Univ. Medical Center. When: Oct. 21-23 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Moose Lodge #1550, 2202 Norwood Avenue, Cost: $7 adults/$5 under 12

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Grass Air Strip Fly-In & Open House

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What: Savannah Folk Music Society presents this singer-songwriter and autoharp player whose most recent CD includes collaborations with Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith. When: Sun. Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Cost: $5-10

When: Tue. Oct. 25, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Gregory Park, Richmond Hill Cost: Free and open to the public

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Symphony & Choral Concert: Brahms’ Requiem

What: Savannah Philharmonic pres-

Music: Gove Scrivenor

What: CinemaSavannah sponsors Vera Farmiga’s (Up in the Air) directorial debut about a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own questions her faith. 109 minutes. When: Sun. Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Theaters, Victory Drive and Skidaway Rd. Cost: $8, cash only

What: Downtown Neighborhood Association is hosting. When: Tue. Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. Where: SAV Visitors Ctr, 301 MLK Cost: Free and open to the public

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show

What: A poetry and music open mic. Sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8. When: Tue. Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public

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You’re welcome. And thank you. Together, we may have saved the world. Or at least saved the world from the worst video in the history of videos. A couple of weeks ago, Visit Savannah, the local tourism bureau, debuted to much fanfare a “viral video” they hoped would attract more visitors to Savannah. The video features General Oglethorpe coming to life and down from his pedestal in Chippewa Square, complete with full– body gold makeup that, as the video goes on, appears to fade and darken into something close to minstrel-show blackface. Accompanied by an older gentleman dressed in similar fashion to a Confederate Army officer, Oglethorpe promptly leads a conga line of passersby through the streets of Savannah — Carnival Cruise–style samba music in the background — visiting high–profile tourist points like River Street, the Jepson Center, and of course Paula Deen’s restaurant. Did I mention the ghosts dancing past Colonial Cemetery? Wearing what look like white sheets? The video closes with “General O” gazing longingly — lasciviously? — at the statue of the Waving Girl. (Leaving aside the bizarre innuendo of statue–on–statue romance, those familiar with the background of the real Florence Martus, who possibly suffered from a form of mental disorder, might find this image especially uncomfortable.) Viral it went, but not as intended. After posting the link on the Connect Savannah Facebook page, we received dozens of comments, about 98 percent of which considered the video essentially an insulting embarrassment to the city and a total waste of its budget of $15,000, which was funded by hotel/motel sales tax collected by Visit Savannah on behalf of the local citizenry. Connect readers were far from the only local observers heaping scorn on the three and a half minute video, but Visit Savannah

President Joseph Marinelli did give you special honors. “In the YouTube comments on the video, most of the comments are overwhelmingly positive,” Marinelli tells me by phone a few days afterward. “At Savannahnow, they’re running about 50/50. “At your page, not so much.” But Marinelli says it’s OK if you and I aren’t so appreciative of how our tax dollars were spent, since we really weren’t the target market for the video anyway. “Our target audience is really more outside the market, not necessarily the Connect readership,” he says. “Where we fared really well was with groups outside Savannah.” Marinelli also said pre–screenings to various local groups such as the Chamber of Commerce were also very positive. I asked Marinelli to address one of the core objections to the video, namely that many observers said it displayed a shallow and cartoonish view of Savannah’s selling points to the outside world. As always, the question boils down to: What kind of tourist do we want here? “That question drives every decision we make. I define the right kind of visitor as one who is likelier to spend more money, return for another visit, and tell friends and family about Savannah,” Marinelli says. “Look back on some of the groups we’ve had come into town recently: The Ferrari Club, the Porsche Club. Next month we have the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, and that’s another high–spend demographic.” I loathe political correctness. But nonetheless Visit Savannah is charged with marketing a racially diverse city, and some aspects of the video beg further scrutiny. I made it clear to Marinelli that nobody thinks anyone at Visit Savannah had the slightest actual racist intent in some of the

more eyebrow–raising scenes. Such an accusation would be preposterous and wildly defamatory. But I did ask why none of the marketing professionals working for him — nor the august minds at the Chamber of Commerce for that matter — seemed to notice any potential PR problems in that department. In short, and I paraphrase myself: What the hell were y’all thinking? “It’s not fair to say we didn’t talk through these things. We kicked around about 19 different versions,” Marinelli responds. “One of the first suggestions we had was to do a flash mob. But we said, nah, that’s overdone. Eventually we ended up with sort of a knockoff of a flash mob, which is where the conga line comes in. We wanted to show a sense of vibrancy and people having fun in the city,” he says. As for some of the video’s more unfortunate makeup and costuming choices: “Quite frankly, it was a 12–hour shooting day, and by 6 p.m. the general’s makeup was looking a little peaked,” laughs Marinelli. “As for the ghosts, you get into this whole thing of whether you should call something haunted, or paranormal, or what. In the end we decided it was best to avoid all that and just have fun with it,” he says. What about Visit Savannah going with a Bluffton, S.C.–based production company rather than one in, you know, Savannah? “We invited bids from local, regional, and national companies with destination marketing experience, and that one was the low bidder,” says Marinelli. “We are involved with marketing the entire region, not just one city,” he clarifies. “Visit Savannah participates in a regional marketing effort on both sides of the river.” According to Marinelli, that regional effort focuses on four key destinations: Savannah, Charleston, Hilton Head, and Amelia Island, Florida. “That’s two classic cities with lots of history, and two nationally renowned golf destinations,” he says. “Visit Savannah is involved with the larger effort of trying to bring people to all four of them.”


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In response to the oft–voiced comment, “I could’ve made a better video myself,” Visit Savannah decided to make critics put up or shut up. They are now sponsoring a contest to make your own YouTube promo video for Savannah. The prize money intentionally mirrors the original $15,000 price tag, with $7500 going to the first prize winner, $5000 to the second, and $2500 to the third. “We wanted to stay away from doing something cheesy like awarding $500 and a free stay at a local hotel,” Marinelli says. “One criticism was we spent $15,000 on the video, so we wanted the contest to offer the same amount.” For more info, go to YouTube and search for “Savannah video contest” to see Joe Marinelli’s short video explaining the competition. You’ll note that in an accompanying link, Visit Savannah refers to the original video as a “parody,” implying — perhaps disingenuously? — that they expected or even engineered the controversy. But Marinelli insists the whole incident was not a PR gimmick. “We had fun with the project and now we understand the nuances that much better. We’re going to take this experience and become better tourism marketers,” Marinelli says. “At least people should give us props for getting in the game. We got out on the edge a little bit and took some chances,” he concludes. “There really aren’t a lot of destination markets that have tried this kind of thing.” So why such fuss over a YouTube video, with everything else that’s going on in the world? Visit Savannah is tasked with selling the city — selling us — to the outside world. They do so by spending tax money levied on our behalf. Everyone in Savannah has a stake not only in how that money is spent, but in how we’re portrayed. Even Connect readers! You only get one chance to make a first impression, and Visit Savannah has the all-important job in many cases of making that first impression count. It’s a weighty responsibility. Let’s hope they can indeed learn from their mistakes, as everyone should strive to do, and sell Savannah in a way that does us all proud.

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So I was lying in bed with my husband last week, contemplating the state of our union on our 13th anniversary. Comparative analysis shows circumstances to be not nearly as smooth as some we know, but far less disastrous than those witnessed on reality TV. Assets remain stable thanks to creative frugality. Giggles and guffaws remain abundant. Though the issue about who snores louder appears insoluble, we agreed to give it another year. “Time to celebrate,” I said, nuzzling his neck. He pointed his head to the six lanes of traffic whizzing by outside a half acre of plate glass windows. “Maybe we should go home first,” he whispered. Right. Bad form to make out while mattress shopping. Not that Deborah Gibson is fazed by much. The Green Frog Sleep Center owner has watched people roll around in bed for 22 years on the corner of Abercorn and Mall Blvd., and she’s seen her share of smooching and other bedroom–ish behavior as customers test out where they’re going to be horizontal for a third of the next decade or so. She said a woman once showed up with a blanket and her book and

spent the entire afternoon lounging on the King Coil model in the corner. “This is an important purchase no matter who you are, and you have make sure it feels good,” she told us as we patted our hair and tucked in our shirts. “We pretty much expect people to come in, take off their shoes and lay down.” A few weeks ago, after 13 years of absorbing the shock of everything that goes on in a bed, including the conception of two children and daily games of “let’s jump to Mars” by said children, our tired old mattress failed like a drug–smuggling burro on its 600th trip back from Chiapas. After commenting that I complained about my sore hip more than the Senior Lunch Bunch at the JEA, my father–in–law graciously offered to upgrade our sleep palette as anniversary and birthday gifts for the next decade. “Wake me up when you decide,” he yawned and staked out a king–sized foam loaf. The kids disappeared to play hospital in the section where the beds move up and down, though their occasional shrieks from unanesthetized surgery were plenty audible. Deborah was unflappably patient with our family circus, probably because she’s used to listening to her own. Her daughter, Tracy Eckard (the lovely brunette on the Green Frog TV commercials) has managed the store for ten years and now brings

her 10–month old son to work, where he often naps on the floor models. Tracy’s husband, Dane, owns the flooring company next door, and it’s not unusual for the whole brood to be hanging out on one of the futons at lunchtime. It’s as family as family business gets. Since we hadn’t shopped for a mattress since we were merely two newlyweds with backs of steel, I was a Consumer Reports Goldilocks, drilling Deborah about coil volume and space age visco–elasticity. We hopped from bed to bed, deciding this one was too firm, this one too soft, tossing and turning to find the one that was just right. My spouse groused that the one I liked felt like lying on the kitchen table. I rejected his favorite on the grounds that it had an oozy quality reminiscent of the Stretch Armstrong doll my brother and I cut the arms off of and squished into my mother’s Turkish carpet in the ‘70s and its massive jelly embrace activated a neurotic fear of retribution. “Some married couples sleep in separate beds,” I reminded him. “Do you have anything along the lines of nine feet high and six feet wide, like Grandma’s featherbed?” he asked Deborah, invoking our mutual soft spot for John Denver. “We definitely don’t like this one,” announced the kids from across the room. “It’s too spongy, like that gross gluten–free pizza you made that

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Qualified to qualify?

Editor, One city council candidate’s residency is in question, which threatens to remove him from what some could characterize as a tightly contested race. According to the City of Savannah’s website, one of the qualifying requirements is to be a resident for a specified period of time. Also required is the submission of certain financial data. If requirements aren’t met then a candidate should be disqualified. Because of the residency issue, I wanted to research the candidates in my district to find out a little about them. I went to the Georgia State Ethics website (now a longer and more confusing name) and found information about some candidates to be satisfied, while others have simply failed to comply. Additionally I was told that candidate Mary Ellen Sprague and others are in direct violation of filing requirements. A friend was able to go in person and was told that she was in fact in violation from campaign disclosures and personal disclosures this year. What is troubling me, is why the city is pushing to enforce requirements for a candidate that is in full compliance when others are non– compliant? What does the city have agaisnt this candidate? How many other candidates have failed to meet the requirements? We citizens deserve to know and we deserve officials capable of complying with policy. So my question is this... are all of our candidates really qualified to qualify?

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Editor, Just a note to say (a bit belatedly!) that I thought your column “Fighting the next war” was the best commentary I read during the days surrounding the 10–year anniversary of 9/11. Just happened to be in Savannah and picked up a copy of Connect Savannah. Thought your insights were spot on! And what a wonderful city to be writing from! Dixie Tate

Fight rampant coastal development

Editor, As a member of the community who had the opporutnity to participate through committee evaluation of the Tricentennial Plan, I would like to speak out against being any more lenient about the 35-foot buffer. We as stewards of the Coastal Region must take greater not lesser stands against developments so close to our vital salt marshes and coastline. There should be required readings and testing about our special ecosystem that eduate landowners and developers about the sensitivity of our coast and their responsibilities to not damage it or prevent it from doing the amazing work it is capable of if it is not drained and filled and distorted and polluted beyond capacity. It is not just a matter of protecing our resources. Our coast is the eastern cradle for all sorts of creatures that nourish the whole ocean. Should it really be in the hands opf a few private property owners and questionable zoning that may not display the latest research? While I am not an authority on any of these things, I am an advocate for sea life and against the ill effects of heedless and careless development that I have witnessed firsthand. Think of the huge disconnects of information surrounding Katrina. A National Geographic article foresaw the Katrina disaster a year before it happened. If the right information had gotten to the right people at the right time to make decisions about the developments through the years there would have been far fewer casualties and devastation. The greatest practical analogy that comes to mind is from Christ: “Let us not build upon the sand.” Robin Runnels


Sales tax, term limits -- and temperance? A guide to November’s ballot measures

ESPLOST Extension

This measure asks voters whether to extend the Educational Special Purpose Sales Tax for another five years or until $330 million is raised, whichever comes first. Citizens have already been paying the penny tax since 2007; passage of this measure would continue to fund facility improvements, safety renovations and construction projects within the Chatham County School District. It will also pay down previously incurred bond debts but cannot be used to increase personnel salaries or reduce teacher furlough days. The money will go to fix leaky roofs and dilapidated bathrooms, acquire technology upgrades and build permanent structures to replace mobile classrooms. The extension could help hold property tax increases for education at bay as well as keep ad valorem taxes steady. The construction projects will create employment, and there is the clear point that the economic and social health of a community is directly related to the strength of its public school system. However, there is criticism that

some of the projects that came out of the first round of ESPLOST funds have been questionable, especially the construction of the West Chatham High School in a location nowhere near the neighborhoods it is designed to serve and accessible only by I–16. ESPLOST 2 includes a new auditorium and additional classroom space for West Chatham High. Though it does not represent an additional tax burden, the measure does not call for improved oversight of the fund.

Removal of Term Limits

Voters will have the choice to eliminate term limits for a single office: The Chair of the Chatham County Commission. The current law, passed in 1990 by an overwhelming majority, states a maximum of two consecutive four–year terms (the law also applies to the mayor position, which is not up for removal on the November ballot.) The measure might be referred to as “Pete and Repeat,” as it would allow Pete Liakakis to seek a third term. Supporters of this measure say it’s not all about the much-beloved, 80-year-old local figure; that if any

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chairperson wants to run for a third, fourth or 11th time, he or she should be allowed to do so. Citizens already have the power to vote in someone new if they see fit; term limits only punish and prevent worthwhile candidates with proven track records from entering the race. But term limits were instilled for a reason: fresh ideas and staving off corruption. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin both supported term limits, and founding father George Mason wrote that “nothing is so essential to the preservation of a... government as a periodic rotation.”

Sunday Package Sales

Anyone who’s had to sheepishly bring a six–pack of soda to a Sunday barbecue is already dialed in on this one. Last April, Governor Deal signed Senate Bill 10, putting Sunday sales in the hands of local municipalities. An Oct. 11 count by the Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) reports that 89 cities and counties across the state — including Savannah, Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, Tybee, and unincorporated Chatham

County — have added referenda to or are holding special elections to allow the sale of beer, wine and hard liquor in retail outlets on Sundays between 12:30–11:30 p.m. Many folks feel it’s a long time coming and that current law is anachronistic and hypocritical, considering alcohol has been served legally on Sundays in restaurants and other establishments that serve food for years. The passage of each referendum means increased revenue–an extra $3.3 million in total sales taxes for the state, according to the GFIA. Since each community votes separately, it’s likely it will pass in at least a few places, guaranteeing increased convenience for local residents who don’t want to drive across the state line for a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Religious conservatives oppose the measure on the grounds that Sunday should be a day of abstinence; the current limitation of sales to after– church hours on Sundays is a nod to such concerns. But most secular citizens can’t find a plausible reason to vote against this one–unless they own a liquor store in South Carolina. cs

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Much attention has been given to Savannah’s mayoral and city council races, but there’s more on the ballot than just people. Here’s a brief overview of the measures up for your vote in Chatham County Nov. 8:

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Occupy Savannah began Oct. 9 and continues at Emmet Park to this day; these are some shots from recent protest days (photos Hillarey DiPirro)

Occupying Savannah by Richard R. DiPirro

It started as an idea, a conversation, a meeting of like minds, and has grown into a nationwide movement the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the Vietnam War and Civil Rights actions of the 1960s.

Occupy Wall Street was conceived by Adbusters Media Foundation, an anti–consumerist organization. On July 13, Adbusters sent out a call to action for folks who are disturbed by the corporate influence on the American political system and by the corruption exhibited by Wall Street. The proposal was for people, beginning Sept. 17, to assemble in a public space in downtown Manhattan and, according to the Adbusters website, to “talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people’s assemblies ... to zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the radical democracy of the future.” Since then thousands have met and camped out in Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, tens of thousands have participated in marches and actions across New York, and more than 100,000 have shown solidarity and support in similar actions around the country. By the last count, more than 1000 American cities have organized Occupy events. And now the Occupy movement has come to Savannah. Oct. 9, more than 100 people gathered in Emmet Park, on the east end of Bay Street, to show their solidarity for the Occupy Wall Street movement, and to lend their voices to a growing feeling of disenfranchisement shared by many Americans. Phoenix Godwin, 23, an employee at a local nonprofit historic site and tourist destination, organized the

event here. Godwin acknowledges that people have been drawn to the Occupy movement for a wide variety of reasons. His primary motivation stems from his belief that money and resources from the middle and working class are being funneled upward at an accelerated rate. “We live in a world where everything we buy is going toward centralized locations that are far away from communities, whether it is a city or a state, and then money’s not circulating back through that community,” he says. “So it’s causing a lot of problems, and I think a lot of people feel like it’s just going to keep getting worse because politicians aren’t actually fixing it.” Since Oct. 9th, folks young and old have “occupied” Emmet Park. At any time between 9 a.m. and dark, people young and old, white and black, gay and straight can be found holding hand–painted signs, chanting, waving at cars and having conversations on the sidewalk. Amon Ra, a 23–year old mathematics major at Savannah State, thinks the local event and the Occupy movement as a whole will help make people more aware of problems facing the American democracy. “People don’t realize who these politicians are, who they’re voting for, who these people are really representing. I mean, are they representing you, like you voted for, like they told you in the campaign, or are they


says. “But that don’t bother me. I want to be here!” One of the biggest problem facing the American working class today, according to Meyers, lies in a disconnect between corporate profits and workers’ salaries. “The truth of the matter is, look,” Meyers says, “when you get paid for a job, I don’t care how high up the rungs you go, you’re not getting paid your worth for doing that job. How do I know that? Because there’s such a thing called profit, and the corporations of the world make their profits in a number of ways. One of the ways is by paying their employees less than the value of what they produce.” Right now the goal of the Occupy movement, in Wall Street and in Savannah, is to gather folks together to raise awareness of challenges the American working and middle class face, and to start generating ideas and solutions to those challenges. When asked how long he thinks Occupy Savannah will continue their actions in Emmet Park, Godwin responds, “As long as we feel we need to be here.” cs

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A German Requiem

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being used for corporate greed, for these conglomerates, for these people who own, really have a chokehold on the American economy, on America period?” he asks. “Our back is against the wall now and, I mean, the cliff is right there. We get one more big blow to this economy, that 25 million people can double easily in five years,” Ra says. “If we don’t become aware now, and take things into our own hands, we could be headed for more trouble.” People have come and gone, but one fixture on the east end of Bay Street has been a dedicated group of retiree activists led by Phillip Meyers, a 63–year old disabled former Marine. Meyers is founder and President of R.U.F.F., Retirees United For the Future, a community affiliate of the AFL–CIO. Members of R.U.F.F., “affectionately known as ”the Ruffians,“ according to Meyers, ”go out and hold street actions trying to raise the consciousness of the people of Savannah.” Bad weather hasn’t dissuaded “the Ruffians” in their mission. “I’ve been here in the rain, the wind,” Meyers

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Blotter All cases from recent Savannah/ Chatham Police Dept. incident reports

Murder in the projects A 17–year–old Savannah man arrested after a three– hour standoff with Savannah– Chatham Metropolitan Police is being charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Anthony Ingram surrendered at a house in the 1100 block of East 58th Street about 1:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 14. He is charged with shooting Timothy Bostic, 19, who lives in the Stiles Avenue area, and a 20–year–old man in an incident that took place in a boarded–up area of Frazier Homes on Emerald Street. Bostic underwent emergency surgery at Memorial University Medical Center where he is recovering. The other victim, who at press time has not been identified pending family notification in another state, was declared dead at the hospital.

The investigation led detectives to the 58th Street address where they attempted to talk to Ingram. When he refused to open the door, they had the house surrounded and obtained a search warrant. Ingram then yielded to requests to surrender. Police had been called to West Broad Court in Frazier Homes off MLK Jr. Boulevard about 12:30 a.m. early that same day to find Bostic with a gunshot wound. He said a man he referred to as his brother also had been shot in a boarded–up apartment of Frazier Homes. After canvassing the area, Downtown Precinct patrol officers found the other man in one of the apartments with similar wounds. Bostic told police the two men were in a transaction with a young black male who shot both men, robbed them and ran. Bostic managed to run several hundred yards to an occupied area of the complex where he collapsed.

• Three men are in custody after a multi– jurisdictional pursuit ended in a vacant field at Augusta Avenue and Newell Street. Lorenzo Lazant Hall, 34, and Devante Hall, 19, both of the 200 block of Eagle Street, and Terry Barnard Bell Jr., 29, of a Town Park Drive in Rincon, were taken into custody. The incident began near noon in Rincon where police observed a red Cadillac in an area where several burglaries had been reported. When they approached the Cadillac, the occupants displayed a pistol and drove away. Rincon police pursued the car into Port Wentworth where it rammed a Port Wentworth police car attempting to initiate a stop. Garden City police had set out stop sticks to puncture the tires. They did puncture a tire on the Cadillac and on a pursuing Port Wentworth police car.

In Savannah, the Cadillac veered off Ga. 21 onto Augusta Avenue, where Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon saw one of the men lean out a window and fire at his pursuing police car. Bohannon took advantage of a vacant field at Augusta and Newell to “pit” the Cadillac, sending it sideways into the field. He then drove into the field and struck the Cadillac with his patrol car. Hall ran from the scene and was captured several blocks away on Eagle Street near his residence. cs

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I’m a fairly intelligent, well-educated person with a facebook. I get SO ANNOYED when people are constantly picking out my typos and making it seem like I’m an idiot. Is there actually a correlation between intelligence and how prone one is to make careless mistakes will typing? There are external factors like . . . my D key sometimes sticks, etc. But it’s facebook, not my doctoral thesis, so the editing standards are low. And separately, is there even a correlation being a legitimately poor speller and intelligence? Aside from typing to fast and having a shoddy keyboard, i DO in fact rely on spell

Usually I correct typos in the letters we publish, Lily. Yours I left alone. We need examples of orthographical errors, and you made a heap. The short answer to your main question is that poor spelling may, but doesn’t necessarily, indicate low intelligence. You could just be dyslexic—dyslexia being not merely the tendency to transpose letters, as many inaccurately believe, but rather a reading disability. Dyslexia is unrelated to intelligence; those suffering from it often have a tough time spelling. How can you tell a dyslexic bad speller from an ordinary dope? Some researchers categorize lexical disorders based on the type of spelling mistake made most often. One old study (Finucci et al, 1983) drew a distinction between phonetic and dysphonetic errors. Phonetic mistakes are based on the sound of the target word—“strat dop” for

“straight dope,” for example. Dysphonetic mistakes are more exotic, such as adding or switching syllables, e.g., “effinemate” for “effeminate.” A crude test is: phonetic errors make sense at a certain level, whereas dysphonetic errors are just weird. Finucci attempted to correlate the two types of mistake with IQ, degree of dyslexia, etc. Their conclusion: phonetic errors are the most common, but dyslexics make more dysphonetic errors, indicating some kind of hiccup in lexical processing. Those making many strictly phonetic errors, on the other hand, aren’t dyslexic, they’re just not too bright. Researchers today generally don’t use phonetic and dysphonetic to mean the same thing Finucci did in 1983. Also, not everybody buys the idea that dyslexic and naondyslexic spelling errors are easily distinguished. So let’s consider this a hypothesis and the following an experiment, with you, Lily, as guinea pig. First, we sort out your own mistakes: • Typos. You start off capitalizing “I,” then switch to lowercase. No big deal in itself. (You lowercase “Facebook,” but so does their logo, so we’ll ignore that.) • Omissions. You’re missing a “between” after your second “correlation.”

• Phonetic errors. You write “will” for “while,” and twice substitute “to” for “too.” • Dysphonetic errors. You write “since i was a kids.” Let’s review: (1) You’re self-conscious about your spelling. (2) You’re articulate and spell well enough most of the time. (3) Your brief letter contains eight deviations from standard English usage. (4) If in light of (1) through (3) we discount the possibility you’re a garden-variety bad speller, your mistakes take on a different character. There’s some chance you’ve got a form of dyslexia. Find that comforting? You shouldn’t. This is a rough problem to have. We’re told in the era of Facebook and Twitter nobody cares about grammar and spelling. Don’t believe it. In the global conversation made possible by the Internet, the easiest way to tell the smart folk from the knuckleheads is how often they make seemingly ignorant mistakes. You can make a few and still be taken seriously. Make a lot and you won’t. Unfair? There’s a simple solution even non-dyslexics would profit from. Read what you write before you click “send.” cs By cecil adams

Lecture: Pottersville Alkaline Glazed Stoneware: Roots of a Southern Tradition October 20, 6 pm / Jepson Center Telfair Museums will offer a lecture by George Calfas, a scholar at the forefront of research on Edgefield stoneware. Pottersville, located in present day Edgefield County South Carolina, is home to North America’s first alkaline glazed stoneware vessels. At the Edgefield potteries enslaved laborers created utilitarian pottery for the marketplace. The most famous enslaved potter was David Drake, known for signing his name in the 40- gallon vessels he created. In 2011, Calfas and an archeological team from the University ofIllinois uncovered the remains of the Pottersville kiln where Dave learned to be a master potter. This lecture is free to members or with museum admission.

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check pretty often, and have struggled with spelling since i was a kids. My mom always told me that Bill Clinton, although he’s very intelligent, was a notoriously poor speller. At least until he practiced really, really hard, so i should to. —Lily Leach

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news of the weird Lead Story London Fashion Week usually brings forth a shock or two from cutting-edge designers, but a September creation by Rachel Freire might have raised the bar: a floor-length dress made from 3,000 cow nipples (designed to resemble roses). Initial disgust centered on implied animal abuse, but Freire pointed out that the nipples had been discarded by a tannery and that her use amounted to “recycling.” The 32-yearold Freire, who has worked with mainstream entertainers such as Christina Aguilera, was kept so busy with the animal-abuse angle that she was largely spared having to explain another issue -- why anyone would want to wear a dress made with cow nipples.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit! • Death is big business in Japan, with 1.2 million people a year passing away and overtaxing the country’s cemeteries and crematoriums. With the average wait for disposal at least several days, and space running short in funeral homes, “corpse hotels” have opened in many cities, with climate-controlled “guest rooms” renting for the equivalent of about $155 a night, with viewing rooms where relatives can visit the bodies daily until cremation is available. • The world’s real economy may be flagging, but not necessarily the makebelieve economy of online multiplayer games, according to reporting by The Wall Street Journal (July) and the website Singularity Hub (August). For

example, entrepreneur Ailin Graef ’s a cure for a 57-year-old man with a Anshe Chung Studios is worth “milrare condition that made, in his mind, lions” of real U.S. dollars, earned mostly audible and ever-louder sounds whenby managing rentals of make-believe ever his eyeballs moved. “Superior real estate and brokering make-believe canal dehiscence syndrome” elevates money transactions in the game Secthe interior sounds of the body (such as ond Life. Graef also commands top heartbeat and the “friction” of muscles (real) dollar for her designs of makemoving against muscles) to disturbing believe fashions for players’ game charlevels. acters (avatars). Two other companies • Artificial meat (grown in a test tube are suing each other in federal court from animal stem cells) has been in San Francisco over the copyright theoretically planned for about to their lucrative business models 10 years, but a European Sciof creating make-believe animals ence Foundation audience in We (horses, rabbits) that sell very September heard predictions are the well to players who take them on that lab-grown sausage might 99% as game pets for their characters be available as soon as next or breed them to make other year. The meat is produced make-believe animals. in sheets (“shmeat”) and • No sooner had Anthony would be prohibitively Sowell been convicted in August expensive at first, in that the of murdering 11 women in Clevelargest specimen produced so land and burying their remains far measures only about one around his property than entreinch long and a third of an inch preneur Eric Gein of Florida had wide. The biggest drawback fachired someone to fill sandwich bags ing artificial muscle tissue: of soil from Sowell’s property so that even lab-grown muscles that he could sell the souvenir dirt require exercise to prevent atrophy. for $25 a gram on the Internet. (Gein • Recent Alarming Headlines: (1) follows well-publicized salesmen who “Miami Invaded by Giant, House-Eathave famously collected the pubic hair ing Snails” (up-to-10-inch-long snails of New York prostitute-killer Arthur that attach to, and slowly gnaw on, Shawcross, the crawlspace dirt from stucco walls). (2) “Scientists Develop the house of John Wayne Gacy, and the Blood Swimming ‘Microspiders’ to “fried hair” of Ted Bundy -- that fell on Heal Injuries, Deliver Drugs” (spiderthe floor as he was executed.) like “machines,” made of gold and silica, smaller than a red blood cell yet Weird Science which can travel through veins carrying drugs and be directionally con• In July, a surgeon from Britain’s trolled by researchers). Oxford Radcliffe Hospital announced

• In an art-science collaboration in August, Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi and Utah State researcher Randy Lewis produced a prototype bulletproof skin -- or at least skin that would limit a .22-caliber bullet to only about 2 inches’ penetration into a simulated human body. Genetically engineered spider silk (reputed to be five times stronger than steel) was grafted between layers of dermis and epidermis. Mused Essaidi, we “in the near future ... (may) no longer need to descend from a godly bloodline in order to have traits like invulnerability....”

Leading Economic Indicators Turned down once before, liquor manufacturer EFAG convinced Germany’s Federal Patent Court in September to award trademark protection to its schnapps with the brand name Ficken, which in German translates directly into what in English is known as the F word. The court acknowledged that the name is unquestionably in poor taste but is not “sexually discriminatory” and does not violate public morals. In fact, the court noted, the word is widely used in Germany. (In March 2010, the European Union trademarks authority granted a German brewery the right to call its beer “Fucking Hell” -- the first word of which is the actual name of an Austrian village and the second a German word referring to light ale.) cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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THE HEAVY PETS With the Suex Effect

At 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 The Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. Gloriously funky, the Fort Lauderdale– based Heavy Pets’ gumbo is like a tour of 21st Century Little Feat world, heavy on New Orleans shuffle, with strong elements of R&B and marvelously soaring, guitar– based rock ‘n’ roll. There’s a dash of reggae in there, too, and they hit that hip hop thing, and the exciting end result is a mixed bag that induced Relix to call the band “a living, breathing force of nature.” The Pets are regular players at Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes and most of the other hot–band festivals – they started out, ‘round ’07, as a jam band, but have expanded their approach into world–class songwriting and hooky melodies. The band’s new album (out this very week) is Swim Out Past the Sun, a mostly–acoustic effort that features a guest appearance by mandolin master (and jam band granddaddy) David Grisman. See theheavypets.com

TONY WILLIAMSON & FRIENDS At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. U.S. 80, Blomingdale. $28 Williamson is a world–class mandolin player, who’s mentioned in the same breath as David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Tim O’Brien and Sam Bush (he’s played with them all, too). He’s also a frequent visitor to the Pickin’ Parlor at Randy Wood’s place. “It’s my favorite place to play, hands down,” he told us. “And I’ve been in a recital hall in Carnegie Hall, I’ve played in China, and Japan and I’ve played in the courtyard of Cheateu d’ D’Yquem in Bordeaux ... although I’d have to say that’s a close second.” That trip to the vineyards came during a recent two–week tour of France. “I was on the Metro when I was there, jamming with a bunch of busking gypsies,” Williamson reports. “I got into a total vibe with these guys. I had to watch my wallet, though.” That vibe was possible because gypsy jazz is one of Williamson’s specialties. He’s also fluent in bluegrass, country music, swing and ragtime, and you can expect a healthy sampling of each at this show, which will find the master mandolinist performing with singer/guitarist Scott Huffman. “He’s a great flat–picker, he takes a back seat to nobody with his flat–picking,” Williamson says. “And he is just a great songwriter. The last time we played Randy’s we had people laughing till they hurt their sides, people crying ... it’s beyond belief what he’s capable of in the right situation.” See mandolincentral.com CS

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“Everybody grows up Southern Baptist down there,” he says, “and as soon as you hit teenage years, you start tellin’ your parents to fuck off.” Opines another musician in the movie: “There’s something about gravy and sweet tea that just kind of slows you down.” There’s no argument that many of the metal bands from Georgia, the Carolinas and hereabouts have refined the music – it’s sludgy, gritty and humid, and it’s punk–infused while retaining the mandatory balls– out, wall–of–sound attack.

But what makes it Southern? Does metal really still have a lot of ‘splainin to do by coming up with yet another sub–genre? A widely–read piece in Spin magazine even tried to further compartmentalize things. “When that Spin thing came out, they were calling the three bands – Baroness, Kylesa and us – the Savannah Sound,” says Andrew Fidler, Black Tusk’s guitar player. “They were trying to call it some sort of grunge– revival type thing, like what happened in Seattle in the ‘90s. Basically, they were fishing for a story, to see if that was going on in Savannah.” On the eve of the release of Set the Dial, Black Tusk’s fifth full–length album, and its second on the national label Relapse, Fidler and drummer James May are discussing fame and frustrations over lunch at Carlito’s Mexican restaurant.

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Even the publicity wags at Relapse have taken to trumpeting Black Tusk’s music as “swamp metal.” “We actually came up with that years ago, as a response to ‘What do you guys sound like?’” explains Fidler.

“It applied a lot more to our earlier records than I think it does now. We’ve kind of gone away from it.” In their seven years as a band, the trio has gone to great lengths to avoid repeating themselves musically. Each Black Tusk album has shown strong structural and sonic development. “A guy asked me in an interview yesterday ‘What do you feel about creating a whole new genre, swamp metal?’” says May. “I said man, that was an accident. We didn’t know how to do interviews then, so it was ‘Oh my God, they’re asking us what we sound like?’” Labels, definitions and the myriad sub–genres don’t mean anything to these guys. “It’s easier for someone to put a tag on it, put you on the shelf,” Fidler points out. “We’re not really that. That’s not really what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to make continues on p. 22

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something that’s broad, across the spectrum – maybe it’s metal, maybe it’s punk rock, maybe it’s rock ‘n’ roll. It’s all that just mashed into our sound.” Adds May: “We should have called it quilt metal, because it’s a whole bunch of different things, put into one thing. That’s really what it is, quilt metal.” Baroness is gone now, its last two Savannah–based members – John Baizley and Summer Welch – having moved to Pennsylvania more than a year ago. Kylesa is always on the road, frequently in Europe or Japan, where American metal (swampy, sludgy, Savannah or otherwise) is valuable currency. That leaves Black Tusk as the city’s premiere pounders of slow Southern steel. Athon couldn’t make our lunch interview because he had to work – during the band’s increasingly less frequent breaks, he does custom carpentry (Fidler is a landscaper, and May hires on with each of them when help is needed). They’ve been off the road now for

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“Straight off the bat when we’re recording with somebody, they have to go ahead and accept that. “If you don’t want to record big, then we’re working with the wrong person.” At the Jinx show, they’ll have vinyl copies of the album (on black, clear and yellow vinyl) for sale. Metal albums tend to sell far better on vinyl than CD, because of the elaborate packaging (the cover art, by Baroness’ Baizley, is almost as cool as the music inside). And then the road beckons. The goal, both musicians say, isn’t to get rich and famous, just to do what they love and lay quilt metal over as many people as possible. “I don’t want to be just getting by; I want to be comfortable,” May stresses. “Because just getting by is one hospital visit away from having to get a job.” CS

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“You start living a different life. You’re not normal any more. You’re not always at Christmas or Thanksgiving, you can’t make it for weddings. Having a girlfriend is extremely hard. At first you’re like ‘I asked for this?’” Set The Dial was produced by Seattle studio vet Jack Endino, who worked on Nirvana’s Bleach, and seminal records by Soundgarden, Mudhoney, High on Fire and many others. “He’s a good rock ‘n’ roll producer,” Fidler says. “That big sound that we’re trying to get, that warm sound, he’s perfect at recording it.” Endino was on top of a wish list the members of Black Tusk drew up when Relapse asked who they’d like to produce their new record. He was immediately taken by the demos they sent him – and, May stresses, he knew exactly how to get what they were after. “Athon wants it to be bass–heavy, which works for us,” he says. “There’s a certain guitar tone that we have to have for it to cut through that bass. The drums are gonna have to be big to cut through all of that wall of noise.

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He’s part of the second wave of musicians keeping the Creole music of Southern Louisiana alive; most of the old guys are long gone. As a songwriter, bandleader and music historian, Simien has traveled the globe many, many times in his three professional decades, speading the Cajun gospel. An eighth–generation Creole from St. Landry Parish, the Grammy–winning Simien sings and plays accordion, trumpet and piano. He’s had his own band since 1981 – first called the Mallet Playboys (named after his home neighborhood) and then Zydeco Experience. It’s this band – accordion, rubboard, drums, bass, guitar and percussion – that will deliver the zydeco goods in two Savannah Music Festival–sponsored shows Oct. 22 at American Legion Post 135. It’s a dance party – don’t forget to wear the right shoes! – but, as Simien likes to say, you don’t have to dance to experience and enjoy the sheer joy of this music. That’s one reason he and his wife, Cynthia, created the “Creole For Kidz” program, which brings the music and history to young people the world over.

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You’re called The Ambassador to Zydeco. Is this a title you take seriously, or are you just a guy playing really cool music? Terrance Simien: When I started traveling with my band back in 1985, to D.C. and New York, very few zydeco artists had performed in that area. Early on I just had this attitude “Look man, I’m playing this music, I love it and I want you to love it too.” But as time went on, you had a lot of people asking a lot of questions. I had to do some research of my own to get the history right. Most of the history comes from our ancestors, who handed it down orally. As a kid, I was always interested in hanging out with the older members of the community, and always wanted to find out what things was like way back in

Terrance Simien: It involves so many different people from so many different places. This is my family tree: I’m part French, African, Spanish, Native American and German. And most of the Creoles whose families have been in Louisiana as long as mine had that cultural mix. And all these different cultures influenced the music, the food and why things are so different. Why do you think people from all over the world respond to it? Terrance Simien: If you’re French, you’re part of it. If you’re African, you’re part of it, Native American, Spanish, German, you’re a part of it. The Germans were the first to bring the accordion to this area. I think people subliminally, when they hear the music, if they’re from any of these cultures they connect with it. It’s an Old World sound, and people can identify with that immediately. Something about the medicine in the music that people can feel, you know? After 30 years of playing zydeco as your job, do you ever get weary of it?

Terrance Simien: I say this in all honesty, every night I experience so many different things playing this music – ups and downs and like they say, it creates a turnaround. It’s a blessing to be able to, number one have work, and have this kind of work. I think until I die, you know, I’m gonna always be excited about playing for people who want to hear this music, and the way they enjoy it. The way they react to it. I think the older you get, the more you understand what the music is actually doing – not just for yourself, but for the people that you’re playing it for. I look forward to it. There are strong elements of blues and R&B in your music. Tell me about that. Terrance Simien: When I started playing this music, I was 16 years old and I was totally into the old, traditional style of the zydeco Creole music. That’s what was moving me the most at the time. But I also listened to R&B, and music from the ‘60s. I love the music from the ‘60s, the folk and the rock. I just try to fuse some of that stuff in with the zydeco music. And that’s been a tradition – Clifton Chenier back in the ‘40s was fusing blues and jazz, and a new sound, rock ‘n’ roll. Taj Mahal talks about he was listening to Clifton Chenier and really loved his approach to the blues. Mick Jagger talks about it his brother Chris Jagger has a zydeco band. That’s something I try to tell people, too: The traditions amongst the artists is to be creative and create your own style within the style. A lot of these younger guys are starting to do it now, with hip hop and the contemporary stuff of the day. And it’s awesome. It’s bringing young kids to hear this traditional music as well as hearing something that for them is relevant for the time. This time, you know? CS Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Where: American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. When: Saturday, Oct. 22 At 3 p.m.: $20, $5 children under 12 At 8 p.m.: All tickets $30 Online: savannahmusicfestival.org


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The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is back this week with a program that includes A German Requiem, one of the most ambitious and dramatic works of the German– born Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). One of the best–known composers of the Romantic period, Brahms wrote symphonies, concerti, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions, and more than 200 songs. This performance, inside the dazzling Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, will feature the soloists Rebecca Flaherty (soprano) and Allen Henderson (bass). The Phil will also perform Brahms’ Tragic Overture, and Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. Peter Shannon, as always, is the musical director and conductor. Here are a few pointed facts about Brahms, who is buried in the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, between Beethoven and Franz Schubert. Brahms was a perfectionist, to the point where he would destroy his manuscripts, even after the work had been performed, if he felt he could do it better. In 1890 he undertook a massive “housecleaning,” doing away with numerous incomplete works or otherwise abandoned compositions. He was also famously grumpy and sarcastic, and was known to have a pretty bad temper. There’s a famous story in one of the composer’s biographies: At one gathering of his friends he attacked everyone in turn, then got up to leave with the words, “If there is anyone here I have not insulted, I beg your pardon.”

“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted,” is the translation of the opening line to A German Requiem, Brahms’ longest composition, and written for chorus, orchestra and soloists. Sacred but non–liturgical, the libretto for the piece, composed by Brahms himself, uses text from the German Luther Bible.

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Brahms’ First Symphony includes a section that bears more than a passing resemblance to “Ode to Joy,” from Beethoven’s famous Ninth. One conductor of the day even referred to the Brahms work as “Beethoven’s Tenth.” Brahms was a great admirer of Herr Beethoven, who died five years before Brahms was born. Anyway, allusion to other composers was commonplace in the 19th Century. “Any ass can see that,” Brahms said when such things were brought to his attention. In a parallel with Beethoven and his mysterious “Immortal Beloved,” Brahms was involved for many years with pianist Clara Schumann, widow of composer Robert Schumann. After the death of her husband — an early Brahms booster — they spent a good deal of time visiting one another, and the rumors flew, but since Brahms in his typical fashion destroyed all their correspondence, no one will likely ever know if she was indeed his beloved. CS Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Where: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 Tickets: $36, $55 and $100 Online: savannahphilharmonic.org

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Ah, but there must be something sweet about 16, because Blair – who’s played Dr. Frank N. Furter at Bay Street Theatre since 2008 – is back in the director’s chair again, helming a show he lovingly calls “bizarre and raunchy,” a.k.a., right up his alley. “I figured that if there was going to be a show I could direct, it would be Rocky Horror,” says the 2011 Best Actor winner in the 2011 Connect Savannah readers’ poll. “I know every song, I know the harmonies for every song. And I’ve done it so many times. “Maybe the next time I direct, I might pick something a little less ambitious. But I’m having a ball doing it.” Bay Street’s Halloween–season tradition of the live–onstage production of Rocky Horror opens Oct. 21 and runs through the 30th at Club One. As pretty much everybody knows, it’s a cross–sexual parody of 1950s horror films, decadent and amoral and wholly outrageous. And it’s riotously funny. And it’s a musical. And hey, there are space aliens. Once again, Blair will appear in full drag as Frank, the “sweet transvestite” in whose creepy gothic castle the twisted action of Richard O’Brien’s story takes place. In his capacity as the production’s big cheese, he dutifully held auditions for every role in the show, including Frank. “It would have made my life easier, as the director, to not be Frank,” Blair explains. “But at the end of the day, there was a lot of outcry from the local community, saying they wanted me to do it. That was one factor. “The other factor was, I had to weigh it against my performance, which is always kinda dicey and weird


Ready to do the time warp again: Christopher Blair (opposite page) as Frank N. Furter. Above: The cast of loonies.

the level of talent that showed up. Timothy Reynolds and Jonette “Jojo” Page play Brad and Janet, the young lovers who get a flat tire and

stumble upon Frank’s castle in search of aid. Helen Valenzuela (seen recently in The Laramie Project) and Courtney Flood (she was Sally Bowles in Bay Street’s Cabaret) are Magenta and Columbia, respectively. The 2010 Rocky director, Valerie Macaluso, plays the interactive narrator, Genie Brazzeal is Dr. Scott, Micah Thompson stars as Rocky, and Bryan West is Eddie. As Riff Raff, the castle’s all–purpose singing and dancing hunchback, Blair has cast Jeff DeVincent, who directed him earlier this year in Cabaret (Blair cut a so–memorable figure as the Emcee). DeVincent is himself no stranger to directing Rocky Horror. “He’s trained people to sing Riff Raff for nearly a decade, and now we finally get the guy who trains the guy to actually be the character,” says Blair. In other words, Blair gets to the turn the tables and crack the whip on his former director. “I actually do get to beat him with a whip,” Blair laughs. “And that’s kind of fun, too.” For the first time, the band will

be on the stage with the cast, giving Rocky Horror more of a celebratory, rock concert vibe. Christopher Stanley is the musical director; the choreography is by Travis Dodd. Blair says having such a strong and dedicated support team has made his job as director much more enjoyable than it was 16 years ago. Also new this year, for your pleasure: “We have a completely different configuration of the stage. They’ve built an extension, and it’ll be almost like a three–quarter thrust stage. “Symmetry kind of plays a big role in the show this year, because we’re playing to two sides as opposed to more of a proscenium setup.” Don’t say you weren’t warned, Savannah. CS The Rocky Horror Show – Live! Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: At 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, plus a midnight show Oct. 30 Sunday shows are 18 and over; all others are 21+ Tickets: $15 Online: bit.ly/RockyTickets

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During the month of October the Owens-Thomas House will incorporate an exciting new experience into its daily museum tours. In addition to the home’s history and architecture, daily tours will also explore the complex rituals that surrounded death and mourning in the Victorian Era. The house will be set to receive mourners in honor of the death of Dr. James Gray Thomas, father of Margaret Gray Thomas, and will feature exhibits of period funerary objects including clothing, jewelry, and post-mortem photography. Special after-hours programming will include a living history tour and a lecture, which will delve deeper into the history of the Thomas family, American funerary culture, and the death and mourning of Dr. James Gray Thomas.

october 1-31, daily Mourning customs are incorporated into daily tours/ exhibits inside museum october 27, 6 pm / Jepson Lecture: Owens-Thomas House Interpreter Corrie Hand presents “Mourning Practices”

oct. 28 & 29, 6 & 7 pm / Living history tours Reservations are required— tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members, or $25 with a Telfair Pass. Contact Cyndi Sommers at 912.790.8880 or sommersc@telfair.org.

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... ultimately, I think we made the right decision.” Indeed, Blair’s campy, vampy Frank – and his recurring appearances as the singing, transgendered heroine of Hedwig and the Angry Inch – are seasonal high–water marks of Savannah community theater. “If I was sick of doing it after three years, I would’ve just let the chips fall and cast somebody else,” he adds. “But I really do enjoy the role. As the director it makes my life a little bit more problematic, but nothing that is insurmountable. “There’s going to be a day when I might want to hang up the boots, or play a different character in it. But I love the show; it’s the most fun I have ever, onstage. And I’ll do it as long as the Bay Street Theatre lets me do it.” The August Rocky Horror auditions attracted a record number of aspirants this year. The new cast, Blair says, is bigger than it’s ever been because of

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for change Food Day festivities aim to push policy reform by Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

Some shots from the Forsyth Farmers Market; two of the Market’s founders, Teri Schell (above left) and Kristin Russell, helped organize Savannah Food Day

It’s really quite simple: You’re hungry. You eat. Repeat three times a day for your entire life. But it’s what–and how — we eat that makes all the difference in the world. The politics of food have moved into the national consciousness in the last decade as healthcare costs balloon and the effects of conventional agribusiness continue to have detrimental effects on the environment. And there has been progress: Farm–to–school programs flourish. Community programs teach that food grown close to home uses less fossil fuels and that preparing organic food at home can be far cheaper than eating out. First Lady Michelle Obama and Naked Chef Jamie Oliver show us on TV how to grow and cook vegetables. At the same time, there’s still unchecked junk food marketing to children, “food deserts” in low–income neighborhoods (where the only access to caloric nourishment is from convenience stores) and government subsidies that support an obsolete factory farming model. It’s these issues that galvanized D.C.–based Center for Science in the Public Interest to organize Food Day, a national grassroots effort that has inspired dozens of events around the country taking place this weekend and on Monday. Championing a platform of “6 Food Day Principles,” promoters wants to educate citizens about the legislative and policy reform needed to remove the barriers that keep citizens from affordable, healthy nourishment. On a local level, Savannah already has a head start. The formation of the Chatham County Food Policy Council earlier this year brought together individuals and non–profits who have been concerned about food access and poverty for years, including Healthy Savannah, Step Up Savannah and two founders of the Forsyth Farmers Market, Teri Schell and Kristin Russell. The council was quick to partner with the national Food Day movement. “The best way to change policy is to have public outcry,” explains Russell. “And you won’t have public outcry until people are educated.” Since its inception, the FFM has abided by its slogan “Food for All” by actively marketing itself to lower–income neighborhoods, assisted housing complexes and other residential pockets within walking distance of the park. The market was one of the first in the country to accept EBT cards and has been able to double card value through a Wholesome Waves grant. It generally operates Saturday mornings from April to mid–November, though there is talk that the 2011 season may be extended through mid–December. It will be open for regular hours in conjunction with the Savannah Food Day Festival, taking place a few blocks east at Mother Matilda Beasley Park this Saturday, Oct. 22 The Food Day Festival promises education as well as entertainment, not to mention food vendors proffering the best in local and organic fare. The event, expected to draw 10,000 to 15,000 attendees, has been promoted in nearby churches and local schools to attract those who may not realize the abundance of affordable local and organic resources available. The Chatham Area Transit Authority donated billboards on five buses to broaden Food Day’s reach. “Solving our environmental and poverty issues–it all comes down to food,” says Rene Teran, Food Policy Councilmember and publisher of local sustainable food publication Well FED. “Helping people eat consciously, locally and in season reduces our use of fuel to truck fruit from other countries and reduces the strain on our healthcare system.” Teran has helped organize the dozens of vendors, workshops and bands participating in the festival, convincing headlining acts the Train Wrecks, KidSyc@Brandywine and the McIntosh County Shouters to reduce their normal appearance fees. Knowing that policy talk can cause some people doze off, he and the rest of the council wanted to put on an event that would raise awareness while tapping into Savannah’s art and music communities. Child care and dog watching will be available along with Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s popular “bikesitting” services, and perishables will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. Food vendors have been handpicked to reflect the ideals of healthy and sustainable eating. “No, there won’t be any funnel cake,” laughs Teran. The workshop schedule runs the gamut from the basic (“If You Can Peel A Carrot, You Can Make Baby Food” led by Gin Johnson) to those geared to folks with a tad of experience in sustainable practices (“Making Natural Dyes with Food By–Products” hosted by Ashley Newsom of Haberdashery Eco Fashion.) Longtime local organic guru Kelly Lockamy will present her easy–to–follow system for year–round planting, and the City of Savannah Water Resources will be selling discounted compost bins and rainwater barrels next door at East Broad Elementary School. Lockamy, who has been farming sustainably in Wilmington Island garden since 1985 and teaching others do to the same through the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA), is encouraged to see so much local and national attention on the subject of food. “As people learn more about sustainability, they realize that means supporting local farmers and maybe growing some of their own food,” she says. “Now what we need to do is grow some farmers.” cs The Savannah Food Day Festival When: 11am–5pm, Saturday, Oct. 22 Where: Mother Matilda Beasley Park, 500 E. Broad St. Free and open to the public


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schedule of events SATURDAY, OCT. 29 7:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater Opening Night / The Artist SUNDAY, OCT. 30 9:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Grow! / Minka 11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Take Me Home / Persimmon 2 p.m. / Lucas Theatre

11:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery Cinema Studies Panel

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater The City Dark / Angelito

fRiDAY, NOV. 4 9:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater The Late Show

2:30 p.m. / Lucas Theatre Animated Short Films

9:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre

2:30 p.m. / Lucas Theatre In Darkness

These Amazing Shadows / The Library of Dust

2:30 p.m. / Gutstein Gallery

2:30 p.m. / Gutstein Gallery

9:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery

AVID Panel

Master Class: Ron Meyer, President

7 p.m. / Trustees Theater

and COO, Universal Studios

Small Screen, Big Voice: Television Documentaries

Coriolanus

7 p.m. / Trustees Theater A Dangerous Method Lifetime Achievement Award - Lily Tomlin

11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Student Competition “A”

ThURSDAY, NOV. 3 9:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater The City Dark / Angelito

11:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery Making It Big: Standing Out as Talent in an Overcrowded Field

Barry Lyndon SCAD Cinevation Series

TUeSDAY, NOV. 1 9:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Inuk / North Atlantic

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater A Year in Mooring / Winter Frog

11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater These Amazing Shadows /

7 p.m. / Trustees Theater Another Happy Day Outstanding Achievement Award - Ellen Barkin

The Library of Dust

9:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater The Son of No One Outstanding Achievement Award - Ray Liotta

MONDAY, OCT. 31 9:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater PressPausePlay / Love, Lots of It

9:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre Student Competition “A”

11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Let Go / Sexting 11:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre Student Competition “B” 11:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery Filmmaking in an Independant World

Student competition entry Professional competition entry Special screening

11:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery

9:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre Grow! / Minka 9:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery

Young Directors Forum

The Producers

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater

11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Let Go / Sexting

11:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre SCAD Student Showcase

Last Call at the Oasis SCAD Cinevation Series

Student Competition “B”

11:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre A Year in Mooring / Winter Frog

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater Animated Short Films 2:30 p.m. / Lucas Theatre Bringing Up Bobby SCAD Cinevation Series 2:30 p.m. / Gutstein Gallery Adobe Panel

2:30 p.m. / Lucas Theatre

11:30 a.m. / Lucas Theatre Take Me Home / Persimmon

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Director’s Choice Spotlight Award - James Marsden

Silver Screen Society Staged Reading

Transmedia: The Art of Storytelling through Multiple Platforms

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7 p.m. / Trustees Theater Butter

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater PressPausePlay / Love, Lots of It

11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater Inuk / North Atlantic

9:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater We Need To Talk About Kevin

2:30 p.m. / Lucas Theatre Born on the Fourth of July Getting Your Foot in the Door

2:30 p.m. / Trustees Theater Jeff Who Lives at Home SCAD Cinevation Award Jay and Mark Duplass

7 p.m. / Trustees Theater Carnage Lifetime Achievement Award - Oliver Stone

7 p.m. / Trustees Theater Like Crazy Outstanding Achievement Award - Aaron Eckhart

weDNeSDAY, NOV. 2 9:30 a.m. / Gutstein Gallery Change the World with Film 11:30 a.m. / Trustees Theater The Bully Project

Question-and-answer sessions will immediately follow daytime screenings when filmmakers are present. Film schedule is subject to change. Films are not rated and may contain mature content. Parental discretion is advised.

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Pizza in midtown and something to relish variety to be satisfying — while she watched me devour my pepperoni, roasted red pepper and onion pizza. There are countless pizza choices and a great menu of hoagies and wraps. A large selection of salads and some interesting appetizers — like Frito pie, cheese bread and, judging by a neighboring table’s order, a tasty looking artichoke dip. There’s great energy at Pub 29, fueled by pop and rock music tracks and the crack of bumper pool balls. There’s a full bar with splendid martini list and a great selection of craft and domestic beers. It’s a long overdue hangout for Midtowners — and it doesn’t hurt that the food is exceptional.

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It’s great to find a neighborhood pizza place that emphasizes quality over volume. Little Pub 29, tucked away off of Paulsen Street at 66th Street does just that — including whipping up a fresh batch of pizza dough and sauce every morning.

I stopped in to score an October lunch special — a one–topping pizza with a drink for five bucks. I splurged and added a couple of other toppings to the 10–inch personal pizza that arrived, hot, fresh and flavorful. A friend ordered a salad topped with grilled chicken. It was big enough to share and gave her enough

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I skipped picturing pizza from Pub 29 — you’ve seen that before — and dipped into my own bag of kitchen tricks to prepare this dish with a jar of Leoci’s Vidalia Onion Relish. Chef Roberto Leoci has earned praise for his authentic Italian menu and skillful use of his wood–fired brick oven. Now, the chef is launching a line of jarred goods to help make your kitchen experience even better. Joining the Vidalia Onion Relish is Raspberry–Jalapeno Jam — great with roasted pork or just spread on crostini — and Sweet Baby Beets, a

quick–pickled little beet to top the signature Leoci’s Arugula Salad. Each jar comes with a recipe, including how to make the arugula salad. For my dish, I grilled a couple of chicken breasts then added the chicken to a pan filled with Vidalia Onion Relish. When the sauce had reduced by half, I added a handful of sliced mushrooms, and equal amount of halved cherry tomatoes and about a half cup of thawed–from–frozen cut spinach. A splash of white wine helped bring everything back together, I then covered and simmered the dish to finish the chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. The chicken breast and sauce was served over a bed of fettuccine. Currently, the products are available at the restaurant, 606 Abercorn St., or online at leocis.com. Several area retailers are queuing up to add the products to their shelves.

Bizarre indeed

As I write this in newspaper time, I am preparing for some camera time with Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. It has been a full few days of helping scout locations for the food crawl segment of the show. More details next week... cs

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Everyone knows about the popular Savannah Greek Festival, which just celebrated its 60th anniversary last weekend and is a project of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. But out in Rincon you’ll find the charming little St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, and they have a festival of their own: The Russian Festival, now in its fourth year. “We want to expose people to eastern European culture, and we’ll be doing it through food, traditional dancing, and traditional dress,” says festival volunteer Sue Upchurch. “We’ll have a lot of Russian music that isn’t liturgical. There will also be a little play called The Turnip, which is a children’s folk tale.” Dancers from The Ballet School of Savannah will also perform some traditional folk dances from Orthodox countries. The food at “Baba’s Kitchen” in the fellowship hall ranges from vernoki — the Russian version of the Polish perogi — to kielbasa to beef–filled cabbage rolls and tasty cookies. Upchurch stresses that, like the Greek Festival, the Russian Festival is not a religious event per se, though there is plenty of opportunity to find

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out more about the Orthodox faith. “St. Mary Magdalene is part of the Orthodox Church of America, which broke off from the Russian Orthodox church and has autonomy in the U.S.,” she explains. “Our congregation is primarily Russian ethnically, but we do have some Romanian and Lithuanian families as well.” Interestingly, Upchurch says the Russian experience is somewhat unique in that immigrants — many of whom grew up in the nominally atheist Soviet Union where the church was essentially outlawed — don’t drive church attendance in the U.S. “We don’t really get that many immigrants here because the church didn’t play a major role in their upbringing. It was underground,” she says. “In communist Russia young people didn’t grow up going to church — it was the grandparents who went.” So why make the drive from Savannah all the way to Rincon for the Russian Festival? “To experience a little bit of old world Russia and for a fabulous cultural experience you won’t see elsewhere,” she says. “There will be fun, food, and dancing at a real family event. There’s something for everybody.” cs Fourth Annual Russian Festival What: Fun, food, gift shop, minstrels, folk music, dancers, storytelling, children’s activities. When: Sat. Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, 1625 Fort Howard Road, Rincon Cost: $2 adults, military and children under 12 free. Info: www.stmarymagdalenerincon.org Phone: 912/826–5176

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Gregg Allman

As promised, Gregg Allman is coming back to town, to play a show in the Johnny Mercer Theatre Jan. 21. Allman, a resident of Richmond Hill, had to cancel six weeks of shows on his Low Country Blues tour at the end of the summer due to illness. But all’s well now, and he’s back out on the road, where he’s been for well over 40 years. Tickets for the Savannah concert are scheduled to go on sale Friday, Oct. 21 through the Civic Center box office. Opening the show: Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band.

Gove this weekend

Gove Scrivenor is one of those acoustic artists who’s been around for years, has a massive cult following and loads of famous friends who’ll record with him at the drop of a hat (John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith etc). Yet he’s never had a “hit,” and most people probably don’t know his name. Back in the old days of the Nite Flite Cafe, Scrivenor - whose instrument of choice is the autoharp - was a frequent visitor to Savannah. He’s back in town Oct. 23 for a 7:30 p.m. show in the courtyard of the Ships of the Sea Museum. The Savannah Folk Music Society is the sponsor. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 SFMS members, $5 children/students.

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Gregg Allman: Feeling much better, thanks, and coming to town Jan. 21.

• Hot off the presses: Edwin McCain performs Oct. 22 (that’s this Saturday) at the Jasper County Farmers Market.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20 advance at jaspercounty chamber.com, and they’ll be $25 at the gate. • Coach’s Corner on Victory Drive is pulling out all the stops for Rock ‘n Roll Marathon weekend. We’ve already told you about the Mother’s Finest show there on Nov. 3; just announced is a show from Kevin Kinney and Drivin N Cryin for Nov. 4. • The 2012 Savannah Music Festival lineup will be announced at the organization’s Nov. 9 Audra McDonald performance, at the Lucas Theatre. • The phenomenal British soul band The New Mastersounds has another Savannah date coming up soon – back at Loco’s Grill & Pub on Nov. 10. Yow! • The next Savannah Stopover–sponsored show, on Nov. 17 at the Ships of the Sea Museum, will feature roots band Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three. Tickets are $12 at showclix. CScom. CS


all from oils painted this year. Ellis will be signing new editions Friday, Nov. 11 from 3-6 p.m. Come by the gallery to preview the prints or call early and reserve a low number. Also on exhibit: “Before the Painting”: A collection of 24 small preliminary sketches from the archives. The exhibition will be up until Dec. 24. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ray Ellis Gallery , 205 W. Congress St. Real Abstractions — Recent works by Carol Taylor, Oct. 22-Nov. 15. Opening reception Saturday Oct. 22 from 5-8 pm. Taylor edits and distills her subjects down to the basic elements (color, shape, value and line) and principles of design (rhythm, balance and repetition) that abstract the imagery. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80, Tybee Island

Solo painting show by Kellie Walker is at The Creative Coast Gallery on York St. Reception is this Friday Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Aerials — Collaborative show featuring four SCAD artists at Smitten Salon/ Gallery, 345 Abercorn St. Reception Sat. Oct. 22 6-8 p.m. www.smittenstudios.com ’Shredded Greens + White Flags’ and ‘Visual Thinc-ers’ — ThincSavannah hosts two concurrent shows through Nov. 4. “Shredded Greens + White Flags” features ll feature Betsy Cain’s shredded paintings. John Spurlock displays drawings and paintings. “Visual Thinc-ers” features work by eight current and former ThincSavannah members working in visual disciplines. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. 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 ongoing narrative and theatrical installations. Show is up through Nov. 5. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea — This midcareer survey consists of approximately 30 works, including photographs, drawings, videos, and mixedmedia installations by this Cuban-American, Georgia

born artist. Through January 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St., www. telfair.org Betsy Cain: In Situ — Savannah painter Cain’s first solo show at the Jepson looks at “how a place inhabits you over time. A personal excavation of meanings.” Show runs through Dec 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., www.telfair.org/ Between Bones — Solo painting show by Kellie Walker at The Creative Coast gallery, Oct. 20-Nov. 2. Reception Friday Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. The Creative Coast, 15 W. York St. Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands — Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter.” Show runs through Dec. 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., www.telfair.org/

BloodBerry Moon Delight — Recent works by Savannah artist Jessica Knapp. Through October with reception Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Ready for the fall and especially Halloween, Knapp creates paintings and mixed media “fresh kills” that are witty, and “adorably grotesque”. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Saturday Life Drawing at the Wormhole — Life drawing, painting or sculpting in a private, professional & creative atmosphere. Different models each week. The Wormhole is open only to artists during these sessions. Saturdays, 3-6pm (Door opens 2:45) The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St @ 40th. Cost $10. Contact Eric Wooddell, 912-631-8250. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St. The Artist’s Hand (A show of appreciation for Robyn Reeder) — A collaborative and interactive exhibition featuring work by Andrew Brodhead, DRZ, Matt Hebermehl, Adolfo Hernandez, Panhandle Slim, Rachael Perisho, RAABstract, Jose Ray and Zteven. Nov. 12-Dec. 4. Reception Nov. 12, 6-10 pm.

Nine artists create a portrait from a template image on panel. Defining the exhibition is a portrait of Robyn Reeder, an influential and beloved figure in the Savannah community. You are invited to curate your own version of the exhibition: a square from one artist’s portrait of Robyn can be lifted from the wall and traded with a square from another artist’s portrait of her. A portion of proceeds to benefit the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavillion. The Soda Shop, 409 E. Liberty St., www.thesodashop.com/ The Gift of Family Photography Part II — Volunteer photographers Les Wilkes, MD and Diane Booker share portraits of Hospice Savannah patients and their loved ones. Their show hangs Oct. 16-Nov. 1. The public is invited to meet the photographers at their reception Sun., Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Family Photography is a small but important part of the overall Hospice Savannah volunteer program. Its goal is to provide quality portraits of patients and their families as a lasting tribute to a family’s loved one. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, The Real & the Ideal — SCAD Fibers MFA thesis exhibition by Gail Frederickson Bacon. Oct. 11-25 at Hall Street Gallery. Show is based on botanical studies or paintings that are the subjects of Photoshopped pattern designs that are applied to home decor. Reception Thu. Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St.

Todo Esta Bien! — (Everything is OK). New works by DrZ. At Local 11ten through October. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St., www.drzisill.in/ Tradition in Transition: A Celebration of Quilts — Group show by members of the Savannah Quilt Guild. Quilting workshops/demos on select Wednesdays during October. Call for info. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street, www.savannahga.gov/arts Trick or Treat @ Kobo Gallery — Savannah Fine Art Dealers Association event at Kobo Gallery, part of this year’s Trick or Treat gallery hop. New artists displaying their work are painter T.S. Kist, photographer Meryl Truett, and mixed media artist Marta McWhorter. Kobo Artists also displaying work: Doris Grieder, Steve Cook, Sonya Ho, Tobia Makover, Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky Stone, Meredith Anne Sutton, Desmal Purcell, and Stephanie Thames. Reception Thurs. Oct. 27 5:30-8 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St. Trick or Treat Art Hop — Trolley your way from gallery to gallery in downtown Savannah. Thurs. Oct. 27. 5-8:30pm. Hosted by the Savannah Fine Art Dealers Association. Play the Trick or Treat game and enter the drawing for a $500 gift certificate. Participating galleries are Grand Bohemian, Friedman’s Fine Art, Chroma, Ray Ellis and Kobo. Free and open to the public. www. SavFADA.com cs

Night of the Living Dead — 15th annual Halloween party at A.T. Hun, Sat. Oct. 29, starting at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be served. A.T. Hun Gallery, 302 W. St. Julian St. Persona — Three-person exhibition explore various ways in which individuals perceive and visually project themselves through the use of iconic objects and personal characterizations. Persona features the work of Zola Delburn, Roz Morris and Jerome Meadows. Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Ray Ellis: New prints — The Ray Ellis Gallery/Compass Prints, Inc. will release three new limited edition prints for the 2011 season. ‘Egrets Rising’ and ‘Sailing by the Pines’ and ‘Morning Sail’ are

Hall St. Gallery hosts the MFA show of SCAD Fibers student Gail Frederickson Bacon. Reception is this Thurs. Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

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The summer of 1982 found audiences so enamored with a little fellow named E.T. that they ignored two other science fiction flicks that have since been recognized as classics of the genre. One, of course, is Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner; the other is John Carpenter’s The Thing, the second adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.’s short story “Who Goes There?” (the first being 1951’s The Thing from Another World). Based on the title, one would assume that this new version is, like fellow last-weekend opener Footloose, a remake, but that’s not the case. The 2011 model of The Thing is actually a prequel to the 1982 film, leading one to wonder why they didn’t more accurately name it The Thing: The Beginning, The Thing: The Early Days or even I Was a Teenage Thing. Whatever its moniker, this new endeavor is, like many prequels, a movie that adds little to the conversation, filling in details that audiences frankly didn’t care to discover. The ’82 edition opened with the evil alien invader, in the guise of a dog, escaping from a pair of Norwegians stationed at an Antarctic research station and into the safety of a nearby American camp. This new version backtracks to show how the Norwegians

first came across the frozen creature, and how, after it thawed, they soon discovered its frightful ability to perfectly absorb and replicate any life form, including themselves. Mindful of the fact that U.S. audiences wouldn’t shell out to watch a bunch of no– name actors speak in a foreign tongue, Universal Pictures and scripter Eric Heisserer (who also penned the dreadful A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot) helpfully added an American and an Australian to the cast and decreed that all but one of the Norwegians would speak English. And to grab that female demographic (the ’82 film was a boys–only club), they also made the Yankee a woman in the form of paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). That actually turns out to be a decent decision, since Winstead (best known


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

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At this late date, “smart slasher flick” might seem like an oxymoron, but Tucker & Dale vs. Evil isn’t your typical slasher flick. Instead, it’s a cleverly plotted gem that uproots the whole genre in a manner that’s both savvy and satisfying. While assembly–line movies like Final Destination 5 and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter open on approximately 3,000 screens and gross tens of millions of dollars, here’s this poor little film, which opened in a scant 30 theaters and to date has grossed just slightly above $100,000. Yet it’s a godsend for anyone looking for something different in their horror–film diet, and even folks who generally shy away from gorefests will appreciate the dark humor, surprising plot pirouettes and, most shockingly, developed characterizations. What’s more, film fans who believe there’s no way they could ever cheer for rednecks (a lifetime of Deliverance and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will do that to a person) will sheepishly smirk as they find themselves rooting for the rubes holding center stage here. In time–honored tradition, a group of college kids heads to the mountains (in the South, natch) for a weekend getaway, only to cross paths with two shuffling backwoods hicks. They’re fearful of these good ole boys, not realizing that, despite their verbal inefficiency and apparent lack of

hygiene, Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) wouldn’t even harm a fly. In fact, they even save one of the collegians, a blonde beauty named Allison (Katrina Bowden), after she almost drowns, taking her back to their dilapidated cabin so she can recuperate. The other kids, however, assume the worst (“I think I saw one of them eating her face!”), and the heightened miscommunication between the two factions eventually results in corpses canvassing the woods. T&DvE isn’t one of those dreadful spoofs that merely take random pot shots at recent films, hoping something sticks (e.g. Vampires Suck, Epic Movie). Instead, writer–director Eli Craig (Sally Field’s son!) and cowriter Morgan Jurgenson obviously engaged in some late–night sessions of careful genre deconstruction, breaking down the foundation of the slasher film before rebuilding it with shrewdly added satiric elements in place. Thus, the iconic image of Leatherface swinging his Texas chainsaw over his head here gets reconfigured as Tucker wildly waving his chainsaw because he’s trying to escape from a hornet’s nest. And Dale isn’t leering at Allison because he’s deranged; it’s due to the fact that he’s tongue–tied, having never spoken to someone as purty as her before. And so it goes. Running just shy of 90 minutes, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil keeps its wits about it almost until the end – admittedly, the denouement is a bit sloppy, rushing to wrap everything up. But the actors are game (Labine stands out as the sensitive Dale), the laughs are plentiful, and the wood chipper stays busy.

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ideals are regurgitated in this slick motion picture (adapted from Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, with the playwright sharing script credit with Clooney and Grant Heslov), with the suave leading man using his charisma to punch across the character of Governor Mike Morris, a presidential aspirant locked in a heated battle with another Democrat for the party’s nomination. His press secretary, Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling), believes in him and works hand in hand with campaign manager Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to insure victory. Stephen is ambitious and intelligent, so it’s no surprise that the opponent’s campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) tries to lure him to their side, that a New York Times reporter (Marisa Tomei) turns to him for insider info, and that a cute intern (Evan Rachel Wood) climbs into bed with him. But Stephen gets blindsided by dirty politics – literally – and is further stunned to discover a secret that could derail the whole campaign. This is basically Gosling’s movie, which is a good thing since Clooney’s character largely just shows up to deliver speeches that reflect the actor’s real–life liberal leanings. It’s not that I disagree with what’s being spoken, but there are more inventive ways for a film to lay out its agenda without resorting to ham–fisted proselytizing (see: Bulworth; Bob Roberts). Yet ultimately, the movie’s simplistic view of the political landscape is no worse than the melodramatic turn it takes late in the game. Still, despite its faults, there’s much to take away from this piece, starting with the superlative performances by old pros Giamatti and Hoffman and the still–rising Wood. And when Clooney the director manages to keep Clooney the actor away from the podium, there are some juicy exchanges and pointed one–liners flying between the other cast members. The Ides of March is satisfying and frustrating in equal measure; just mark it off as a split ticket.

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more than a Transformers–style blend of CGI cacophony and callow characterizations. Although loosely based on a Richard Matheson story (“Steel”) that was previously dramatized in a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone starring Lee Marvin, Real Steel has been described in some quarters as Rock’em Sock’em Robots: The Movie and in others as an update of 1987’s Over the Top, the dreadful Sylvester Stallone vehicle about a wash–up who travels the country entering arm–wrestling competitions while trying to bond with his estranged son. Neither viewpoint is exactly a stretch, but Real Steel has a Weapon X in Hugh Jackman, who delivers a rousing performance as Charlie Kenton, a former fighter who’s now reduced to promoting robot boxers on the underground circuit (in the film’s near–future setting, all boxing matches are between robots, not humans). Charlie is surprised to learn he has a young son, Max (Dakota Goyo), but the kid proves to be an asset as Charlie tries to move up in the sports world. Whether it’s the chemistry between Jackman and Goyo (who may look like The Phantom Menace’s Jake Lloyd but can act circles around the little Annakin) or the guiding hand of noted humanist filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis (both on hand as producers), Real Steel mines some real emotion out of its hopelessly cliched father–son tale. As for the effects, they’re excellent, effortlessly placing the computer–generated ’bots in real–world surroundings. Sincere but silly – I could have done without the cringe–worthy dance routines between boy and robot – Real Steel is a rocky version of the Rocky template, but it exhibits a beating heart under all that heavy metal.

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Moneyball

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Like a businessman settling into his recliner after a hard day’s work, Brad Pitt has slid into middle age with an ease that’s both pleasurable and enviable to watch. Pitt’s always been a fine actor, of course, but around the turn of the century, he’s really upped his game, from his quirky turns in Snatch and Burn After Reading to his scene– stealing subterfuge in those Ocean’s films to his thoughtful interpretations in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Tree

of Life. (Go figure that my least favorite Pitt performance of late, as Benjamin Button, is the one that nabbed him an Oscar nomination.) Moneyball, directed by Capote’s Bennett Miller and adapted from a true story by the powerhouse team of Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List), finds Pitt as his most dynamic; he’s cast as Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who in 2001– 2002 is tired of losing both games and star players to better funded baseball teams like the Yankees and the Red Sox. Refusing to continue adhering to the old–school philosophies preached by his assemblage of geriatric scouts, he instead discovers a newer religion being espoused by Peter (Johan Hill), an economics major from Yale who possesses a love for the game and a head for numbers–crunching. Employing a math–based system (sabermetrics, created by Bill James) that finds the value in underappreciated players deemed as too old/ awkward/iffy by other organizations, Beane starts collecting these diamond castoffs as if they were baseball cards in the hopes that they’ll coalesce into a winning team. Whether or not one subscribes to the “moneyball” philosophy – it’s worked well for some teams, not so great for others – is irrelevant when it comes to enjoying a motion picture that takes a potentially arid subject and makes it sing on screen. Its success has less to do with Bennett, whose mise en scenes show little variance (a similar staidness also dogged Capote), than with the scripters and the actors, all of whom exhibit a quicksilver strategy in keeping this thing popping. Put this one in the W column. CS

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Activism & Politics

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of inner city children, consider being a member of the Urban Hope board. Plan and organize fundraisers and events for the children at Urban Hope. Call or email for more information: 912-398-9811 or urbanhopesav@aol.com or visit www.urbanhopesavannah.org.

Chatham County Democratic Party

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Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Loco’s, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us! DrinkingLiberally.org

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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Savannah Tea Party

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

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Benefits Benefit Run: Flying Fortress 5K

Sat. Nov. 12, 8:30am. The second annual run benefits the restoration of the historic B-17 airplane, the “City of Savannah” at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Fee: $20-$30. Register at www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/flyingfortress-5k.

Family Fun Day at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Saturday, October 22, 11am-2pm. 1900 East Victory Drive/McAlpin Square. Family Fun Day marks the beginning of Habitat Savannah’s “Building Houses…Building Hope” annual giving campaign which will run through January 2012 to raise $50,000 for simple, decent and affordable housing in our city. Adult “how-to” demonstrations from Lowe’s and Home Depot. Pre-k thru 2nd

grade kid-friendly building projects, imaginative building at our Lego/Lincoln Log center, origami house design, creativejewelry design, and story time. Information: 912-353-8122 or parker@habitatsavannah.org.

Fish Fry benefiting Heart Transplant Recipient 2-Year-Old Cabell Stewart

Fish Fry benefit for Cabell Stewart, age 2. Hosted by the Village at Lazaretto Creek business owners and friends. Sat. Oct. 22, 5pm until. Coco’s Sunset Grille on Tybee Island. Tybee’s best fish with coleslaw, a side and tea. $15 Sponsored by Coco’s Sunset Grille and Capt. Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Tours. Info--Iris Scarbrough at 912-786-5848.

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 Savannah Golf Club,

Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive

October 1-31, drop of non-perishable food items to any Ameris Bank. On October 31, Ameris Bancorp will match the number of items collected and all will be donated to local food charities. In Savannah, donations will go to America’s Second Harvest and Old Savannah City Mission.

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.

Jewelry Sale Benefiting Savannah Care Center Pre-owned Jewelry Sale--Retro, Antique, Contemporary, Costume and Estate jewelry at yard sale prices. Sat., Oct. 22, 7am-12noon at Savannah Care Center, 105 E. 34th St. Free coffee and donuts.

Pumpkin Patch at White Bluff UMC

The pumpkins are arriving at White Bluff United Methodist Church at 11911 White Bluff Road on Saturday, October 8. Open Monday thru Saturday 10am until dark. Sundays from 12 noon until dark. Pre-schools and other groups are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Youth Ministry of White Bluff United Methodist Church. Contact Chip Barabas at 912-925-5924.

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Hard Hearted Hannah’s Playhouse professional theatre company course and auditions Nov. 2, 6-8pm, for upcoming shows in 2012 and 2013. Productions are: “There’s a Bomb on Trolley 409!” and “Let My People Go” (These are double castings.) Production class from Nov.-Jan., twice a week at St. Matthew’s Parish Hall, 1401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Shows are cast at the end of the course. Info: 912-660-6957 orlrumpel@hardheartedhannahs playhouse.com hardheartedhannahsplayhouse.com

Call for Artwork inspired by MagicPassion-Love

Cash Prize. Deadline Nov. 1. $25 Entry Fee. Exhibition Dates: Nov. 7 - Jan.7. Art Reception & Winner Announced: Thurs,, Nov. 10, 6-8pm. Caraway Cafe, corner Broughton and Abercorn Streets. Proceeds support H.U.G.S. www. headsupsavannah.com. For more info & to apply: thecafeartshowandcontest.tumblr.com.

Call For Artwork--Telfair Trunk Show

Artists and fine craftspeople wishing to be considered for participation in the 2nd Annual Telfair Trunk Show during the Cool Yule event, contact Lisa Ocamp 912-790-8830 or ocampol@telfair.org. Cool Yule will be held Saturday December 3 at the Jepson Center.

Call For Works: Small Works Art Market

2nd Annual show & market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Gallery of Art and the Sacred. 1802 Abercorn St. Show runs Nov. 6-Jan. 2. Drop Off Dates: Thurs.Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30pm and Mon. Oct. 24, 9:30-11:30am. Contact for submission requirements, commission information, etc. Judy Naylor-Johnson, jnaylorj@ gmail.com OR Susie Clinard, sclinard99@ comcast.net.

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.

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

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Open Fall Casting Call for SCAD Short Films

Seeking men, women and children of all ages and ethnicities to meet student filmmakers preparing for productions during Winter and Spring Quarters. Sat. Oct. 22, 11am-4pm. Adler Hall, 532 Indian St. No experience required. Headshots encouraged but not required. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by SCAD’s Film and Television Department.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Adult Pottery Classes at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Adult classes begin week of Oct 24 in Beginning Wheel, Clay on and Off the Wheel, Dishes, Porcelain, Jewelry, and Holiday Themed Work. Classes are 4, 5, or 8 weeks. Prices vary. Call for information 912-509-4647, or go to www.savannahsclayspot.com. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St.

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Boater Safety Classes

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

Champions Training Center

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

Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by Artist and former SCAD Professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138. kbillustration@mac.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: 912-4430410.

Fall Ballet and Dance Classes

The Ballet School has a full fall schedule of classes for children and adults including Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre/Body Sculpting, Pre-professional, and Zumba. Artistic director: Heidi M. Carter. Information: The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn Ext., Ste 8. 912-925-0903 or www.theballetschoolsav.com.

Family Law Workshop

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

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Feldenkrais Classes

Meets at various locations in the Savannah area. Contact Elaine Alexander, GCFP. Information: 912-223-7049

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for “group” guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). “Hands-on” instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912- 897-9559. $20 per week.

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email 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. 912232-5987

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com

Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-6593071 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:008:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). www. yogacoopsavannah.com or 912-429-7264.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music

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

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

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

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or www.savannahsclayspot.com

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


Savannah Charlesfunders

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Henry St @ E Broad, Mon/Tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. SCAD students and alumni $5 discount. Call 786-247-9923, anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com, www.anitraoperadiva.com

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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 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.

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This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http://www.thestarfishcafe.org/

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Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

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

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.

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! Call 912-236-4111

Low Country Turners

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 3082094, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www. roguephoenix.org. Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230.

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or visit www. savannahadventureclub.com

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

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: 912655-0994 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 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at Darmst0817@comcast.net or 925-4709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St ,

Savannah http://www.stewart.army.mil/

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Guardian Angels

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Kennel Club

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

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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, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail. com Savannah Mall,

Southern Wings

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

Stitch-N’s

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday

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

Tarde en Espanol

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

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in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com

A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. www.13thcolonypatriots.com or call 912-5965267.

The Peacock Guild

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

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.

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

Victorian Neighborhood Association

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

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

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presents our special Worship Series “where theology and theatre collide”!

We are a welcoming, all-inclusive congregation that celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church ~ Corner of Henry Street and Waters Avenue 11:15 a.m. Worship Service (912) 233-4351 www.asburymemorial.org

WELCOME SAVANNAH FOOD DAY OCTOBER 22 MOTHER MATILDA BEASLEY PARK


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Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Ceili Club

Dance

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

sor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

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

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 Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info.

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Irish Dance Classes

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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

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.

Argentine Tango

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586.

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

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-5960889 or www.cairoonthecoast.com

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Modern Dance Class

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. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact: salsasavannah@gmail.com, or call 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.

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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 20th Annual Walk to Remember for Infant Loss Awareness

Open to bereaved parents, concerned relatives, and friends, the Walk to Remember is intended to be a way of remembering a special baby. 7 p.m., Thursday, October 20, Lake Mayer Park. October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and the Walk to Remember is dedicated to the approximately 870,000 babies that die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. For more information contact Fran McAleer at 912-667-8579.

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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 State Railroad Museum/The Roundhouse,

Geekend 2011

Savannah’s “annual gathering of the geek tribe” features keynoters Baratunde Thurston, Digital Director for “The Onion” and Vivian Rosenthal, CEO of GoldRun. Nov.10-12 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Registration: $95/Early Bird (by Sept. 1) $165 General registration. Info: geek-end.com. Coastal Georgia Center,

Lecture series: Holy Books of the World’s Religions

Back by popular demand, this 5-part series is taught by Michael Freeman, M. Div. Learn about the common messages found in the holy texts of different world religions as well as their distinctions. Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Hinduism, and others. Tuesdays Oct 4-Nov.1 from 6:30-8 pm at 1001 E. Gwinnett at the Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community. $20/person or pay as able. Advance registration required. Information: uubc2@ aol.com or facebook Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community.

Life Drawing at the Wormhole!

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PSYCHO SUDOKU!

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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

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Sat. OCT. 29 May Howard School Wilmington Island, GA

This is a charity event and benefits Midtown Community Center, West Broad Street YMCA, SAFEShelter-Savannah, May Howard Elementary School, and other Rotary-designated programs.

SPONSORS (to date)

Arizona Chemical; Connect Savannah; Well-Fed Savannah; Thomas & Hutton; Sterne Agee;

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“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.

Presented by Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Call 912-663-0675 for sponsorship information

Skinner, Barndollar & Lane, PC; Cay Insurance Services, Inc.; Well-Fed Savannah; Jackson Printing; Derst Bakeries;

Atlantic Records Management, Inc.; The Paper Clip Office Supply; SunTrust Bank, Office Services, Inc.; Cogdell Mandralla Architects; Donald & Barbara Cogdell

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Rain Barrel & Composter Sale at Food Day Festival

Sponsored by the City of Savannah. Sat. Oct. 22, 9am-3pm or until supplies last. At East Broad Elementary School, 400 East Broad St., next to Mother Matilday Beasley Park, site of the Food Day Festival. Composters will cost $45 including sales tax and rain barrels will cost $55 including sales tax. Checks and credit cards will be accepted. No cash. Information 912-651-6943.

Spine & Sport’s Inc. Magazine Celebration

Wine & Cheese Party celebrates Spine & Sport’s selection as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private businesses. Thurs. Oct 20, 5-8pm. At Spine & Sport’s downtown location, 22 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Free and open to the public. www.spinesport. 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

Psychotronic Film Society

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

Reel Savannah

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

Fitness Beginner’s Belly Dance classes with “Cairo on the Coast”

Back to back belly dance classes and two unique styles of dance. Every Sunday, 12noon1pm, American Cabaret style, energetic and

fast paced. 1-2pm, Tribal Fusion, a slower, more controlled style of dance. Both sessions $24, or a one hour session $15, or 4/$48.00. www.cairoonthecoast.com. Fitness, Body, and Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Contact Nicole at 912-596-0889.

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 912-660-7399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@yahoo.com

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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

Pilates Mat Classes

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

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Gay & Lesbian

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.

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

Pregancy Yoga

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

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

East Coast Paddleboarding offers paddleboard lessons, rentals, tours and sales. Come see why this is the fastest growing sport in the world! It’s fun, a great way get out on the water and to stay fit. It’s easy to learn, anyone can do it. Savannah/Tybee Island Eastcoastpaddleboarding.com or 781-267-1810

The Yoga Room

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients

Free of charge for people with cancer. Learn to increase your strength and flexibility and improve your overall well-being. Tuesdays, 6.30 p.m. Thursdays,12:10 p.m. FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Information and registration, call Katy Keyes at 912-350-9031.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031.

Zumba Fitness (R) classes

Mondays at 7:15-8:15. Located at The Ballet school, studio B, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $7 per class or $60 for 10 classes. Contact April for more info. 912-306-5598.

First City Network Board Meeting

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www.firstcitynetwork.net/

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health 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 912-3563688 for information.

Expired or Unused Medication Disposal Event

Drop off unwanted or expired prescription medication 24 hours a day, Oct. 1-29 at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. Part of the National Take Back Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). All drugs collected will

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Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 3554601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www. savannahspeechandhearing.org/

Healthcare for the Uninsured

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

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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

Hypnobirthing Classes

Offered at the Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. Ongoing series of 5-week sessions held Tuesdays 6-8:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11:30am. Open to all women regardless of birth site. Private instructions also available. For more info, contact: Sharon Kennedy, 904-3270499, kennedysharon47@gmail.com or Joyce Ann Leaf, 912- 844-2762, douladeliveries@ comcast.net

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Walk on the Wild Side

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

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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

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 4476605. 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/

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Bull Street Auctions

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Across

1) Its fruit is made into paste 6) Prince William’s mother 11) Some radios 14) Before 15) Cold War era columnist Joseph 16) Pitchblende, for one 17) “___ believe we’ve met...” 18) Actress Thurman, after joining the “More Than a Feeling” band? 20) Abe, after being demoted to the dollar bill? 22) “Spamalot” creator Idle 23) Prefix meaning one-tenth 24) Scream from atop a chair 25) Class that requires little effort 26) Compass dir. 27) Rapture 28) Batting stat 30) Hebrew letter 31) Skillet 32) Driving hazard 34) Divine guidance from an “Entourage” agent? 37) Came to fit, as clothing 38) Get prepared for battle 39) No longer active, as a Sgt. 40) Suffix after employ 41) ___ Butterworth’s 42) Railroad stop: abbr. 45) Love, to Laurent 47) Massive Brit. lexicon 48) Frequent documentary subj. 49) Lives in print? 50) Explorer Walter’s new company? 53) Bonham Carter’s personal ambulance staff? 55) ___ Lippi (painter of “Madonna and Child Enthroned”) 56) Vexation 57) Dustpan “co-worker” 58) Shaq’s surname 59) Part of AMA 60) Spray perfume 61) Talking Head David

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1) Groups of craftsmen 2) Private garments 3) Right away 4) Leonardo’s hometown 5) Choir member 6) Coleman of “9 to 5” 7) “Do ___ like I’m kidding?” 8) Part of AMA 9) Staff figure? 10) Abbr. on military mail 11) Excellent, to Roger Ebert 12) He taught Daniel-san 13) Capri’s Blue Grotto, for instance 19) Teacher’s org. 21) Catlike 25) Downy ducks 27) Oscar winner Bardem 28) Rand Paul’s father 29) Rum brand with a fruit bat on the label 31) “Batman” sound effect 32) ___ Speedwagon 33) Aries animal 34) Grand opening 35) Went back to the drawing board with 36) Rehab relapse sign, for short 37) Order from a villain to the henchmen 41) Start of a tryst request 42) “Dora the Explorer” antagonist 43) Historic musical “Alley” of Manhattan 44) Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls 46) Fair ___ laws 47) “Stand and Deliver” actor Edward James ___ 48) Likely to complain about everything 50) Not an everyday occurrence 51) “___ Flux” (MTV cartoon) 52) Toothpaste amount 54) “Community” network

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Religious & Spiritual BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Savannah ZenCenter, 111 E. 34th St. Soto Zen Sitting Meditation Practice. Tuesday Evening Meditation 6:-6:30pm with study group following 6:30-7:30pm. Sunday Meditation 9-10:30am. For other Sitting schedule times & events: www.savannahzencenter.com Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach at cindy@alwaysoptions.com Donation Accepted.

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 232-4131 for more info.

Guided Silent Prayer

A couple of songs done acoustically, about 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and a few minutes to receive prayer if you want (or remain in silence). A mid-week rest and re-focus. 6:458pm on Wednesdays at the Vineyard Church. 615 Montgomery St. (behind Blowin’ Smoke BBQ). www.vineyardsavannah.org

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

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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. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

The Savannah Zen Center

vannah.freeservers.com. Savannah

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

Al-Anon

Alanon is for families and friends of alcoholics. New group meeting on Isle of Hope at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue off of Parkersburg Rd. Monday nights at 7:30. Selma, 354-8550.

Al-Anon Family Group (Troup Square)

A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or www. al-anon.alateen.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.uusavannah.org/

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

Al-Anon Meetings

Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http:// www.fpc.presbychurch.net/

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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/

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

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

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

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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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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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/

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 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/

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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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 912-3563688 for information.

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit http://al_anon_sa-

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Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

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LD-AD/HD Support Group

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) If you have been resisting the command to go deeper, now is the time to surrender. If you have been hoping that the pesky little voice in your head will shut up and stop bugging you to get more involved, you’d better stop hoping. If you’ve been fantasizing about how to escape the growing pressure to give more of yourself, I suggest that instead you fantasize about how you could intensify your commitments. The time has come to explore what has been missing and what needs more love.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) Did you know it is illegal to break into prison? That was the charge leveled against a Georgia man, Harry Jackson, who was arrested as he tried to sneak back into the jail from which he had escaped only a short time before. During his brief taste of freedom, Jackson allegedly stole 14 packs of cigarettes from a nearby store. Maybe that was his intention from the beginning –– to do an errand and return “home.” Please don’t be like him in the coming weeks, Taurus. If you do manage to spring yourself from a trap or bust out of your servitude (and I expect you will do just that), don’t come crawling back later and beg to be allowed back in.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) As I was meditating on your horoscope this afternoon, I gazed out my window at the creek flowing nearby. The tide was coming in, which meant that the current was surging swiftly south. Row upon row of small waves were coursing through the water. Then I spied a lone duck swimming north against the tide. I couldn’t imagine what her motivation was. Why not just relax and float downstream? She wasn’t in a hurry and wasn’t in the least flustered. Ever forward she went, determined to push on. And then it struck me, as I thought of your current astrological omens, that her approach would also suit you quite well right now. Go steadily and casually against the flow, Gemini.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Herbert Kitchener served as the British Consul–General in Egypt

early last century. He wasn’t impressed with the creativity of the ancient nation’s art. “I can’t think much of the people who drew cats the same for 4,000 years,” he remarked. Is there an equivalent to this lack of development in your own life, Cancerian? Among your own activities, are there any whose history has shown no progression? Did you reach a certain skill level in some area of your life and then stop pushing to improve? This would be an excellent time to identify that knot of excess stability, and then get started on dissolving it.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) I’m not warning you to cut down on all the leaping and cavorting you’ve been doing lately; I’m just saying that maybe you should add some ballast to your foundation and some gravitas to your demeanor. And I don’t mean to guilt–trip you into toning down your lust to connect with everyone and everything that tickles your synapses. But I do suggest you consider the possibility that beginning very soon variety will not be quite as spicy as it has been; your deft zigzags may need to be carried out with gentler zigs and slightly more cautious zags.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) The autocorrect feature sometimes distorts the text messages people send on their smart phones. It tries to fix supposedly misspelled words that aren’t really misspelled, thereby creating awkward variations that can cause a ruckus when they’re received, like changing “I don’t want to leave” to “I don’t want to live.” Damn You, Autocorrect! is a book documenting some of the most outrageous examples, many NSFW. Be vigilant for metaphorical versions of this wayward autocorrect phenomenon, Virgo. Be sure that in your efforts to make things better, you don’t render them worse or weird. Consider the possibility that stuff is fine just the way it is.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Meraki is a Greek word that refers to the bliss you feel when you’re engaged in a task that’s important to you and that you’re doing really well. It’s your theme right now, Libra. According to my reading of the astrological omens, everything’s in place for you to experience meraki

in abundance. Furthermore, that’s exactly what your destiny is pushing for. So please get out there and do everything you can to cooperate: Make this a meraki–filled week.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

Your nightly dreams provide useful clues about your waking life. They can show you hidden patterns and unconscious motivations that your daytime mind hasn’t noticed. On rare occasions, they may even offer more literal guidance. That’s what happened for David Brown, a British man who one morning woke up from a dream of seeing a mysterious phone number. As an experiment, he sent a text message to that very number: “Did I meet you last night?” Michelle Kitson, the stranger on the other end, responded with a text, and then Brown texted back. More exchanges ensued, followed by a face–to–face encounter, and eventually the two were married. I can’t guarantee anything quite as dramatic for you, Scorpio, but I do expect your dreams will be unusually helpful.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

In addition to reading your astrological omens, I did a Tarot reading, consulted the I Ching, and threw the runes. They all gave me the same message: The coming week would be a good time for you to spend quality time mulling over the Biggest Mystery of Your Life. It’s not mandatory that you do so. You won’t cause a disaster if you refuse. Still, wouldn’t it be fun? Life is inviting you to get re–excited about your personal version of the quest for the Holy Grail. Your future self is calling and calling and calling for you to dive into the ancient riddle you’ve been working on since before you were born. The mists are parting.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

In Sue Allison’s theater piece “Lies I’ve Told,” two actors take turns telling each other some classic whoppers. Here are a few: 1. “It would be no trouble at all.” 2. “This will only take a second.” 3. “I didn’t get your message.” 4. “I have no idea how that got here.” 5. “I thought you said ’the 16th.’” 6. “Would I lie to you?” See if you can avoid fibs like those, Capricorn. I’m not asking you to be a superstar of candor –– that’s

unrealistic –– but I do encourage you to cut back on white lies and casual dishonesties as much as possible. This is a time when you really need to know the whole truth and nothing but. And the best way to work toward that goal is to be forthright yourself. That’s how karma operates.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-3537143 for more info.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Last June, Northern California artist Mary Sobrina Kuder did a gallery show of her paintings. She called it “Offerings of Grace and Mischief.” That would be an excellent title for the story of your life in the coming week, Aquarius. I believe that you will be receiving offerings of grace and mischief, and I hope you will also be making such offerings. For best results, remember this: The grace and mischief are not contradictory or at odds. In fact, they need each other and belong together.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) Do you realize how many connections to remote places you have? Are you aware of how routinely you are touched by distant events? As science writer David Bodanis reminds us, “We inhale many hundreds of particles in each breath we take. Salt crystals from ocean whitecaps, dust scraped off distant mountains, micro bits of cooled magma blown from volcanoes, and charred microfragments from tropical forest fires.” I urge you to use that as your metaphorical theme this week, Pisces. Let your imagination run free as you renew your connections with faraway sources of nourishment. Revivify your intimacy with departed influences that continue to define you. Dream about the tantalizing future.

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 2384666.

Rape Crisis Center

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

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

Spinal Injury Support Group

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

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

Sponsored by Savannah Educational Consultants and Royce Learning Center. Professionally led support groups will be held on the 4th Monday of each month, 6-7:30pm. Meetings will be held at Royce Learning Center, at 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Contact Laurel Brady, 912659-4687 or email LBrady@savannaheducationalconsultants.com

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

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

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

Volunteers Comunity Cardiovascular Council

Clerical and medical volunteers needed for non-profit working to eliminate heart disease. Flexible shifts and training provided. Staff the reception desk, answer phones, check patients in and out, etc. Medical Volunteers take blood pressure readings and assist in data management. 912-232-6624 or daleyd@sjchs.org.

Good Samaratin Clinic

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


Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

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

Oatland Island Education Center

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

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

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

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

The Volunteer Center

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

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading

and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.sjchs. org/1844.cfm

Urban Hope

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

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Available Now! 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage.$825/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 Apartments Available through Section 8.New appliances plus washers and dryers, laminate and ceramic tile. Call Eddie, 912-308-7672 or 912-231-0963

2 BR $500-$550/Mo.

Lower 2BR Apt, Central heat/air, furnished appliances. 1411 Barnard Street $500/month. 1007 W.Victory Drive, washer/dryer connections, $550/month. Call 912-657-0458 or 912-921-1774

3101 STEVENS STREET

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt. Partially furnished, central heat/air, appliances included. $550/month. 912-228-1242 3, 4, & 5 BEDROOM HOUSES & APARTMENTS Large rooms, fenced-in yards. Nice locations $900 & Up. Call 912-432-9303 between 8am-8pm.

640 W. 37TH ST. Apt. B

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

703 WEST 51ST STREET

2209 EAST 58TH Street

Brick 3BR/3BA,LR,DR, w/hardwood floors. Central heat,window AC,ceiling fans, covered patio&carport.No pets.Lease required.References & proof of income.$875/month,$800/sec. dep. 912-604-4353, 912-352-2281

1BR Efficiency Apt. All utilities included. $600 per month. 912-844-0694 or 912-508-2397 A GREAT DEAL! WON’T LAST LONG! 2BR & 3BR Apartments,starting at $500 & up. Heat/air, washer/dryer connections. Call 912-656-5004

ALABAMA AVENUE 2BR House, kitchen furnished $550 + deposit. 912-234-0548; No Section 8 2294 Patch Street 3BR/1BA, central heat/air, kitchen furnished, W/D connections, carport, new paint and flooring. $700/month, $725/deposit. 78 Altman Terrace 2BR/1BA, central heat/air, large fenced yard, new paint, flooring & bath renovation. Available Nov.1. $700/month, $700/deposit. Hal Brodmann, 912-713-7957

APARTMENT FOR RENT 3001 Bull St, 2B/R for rent. Handicap ramp, W/D, C/H&A $850.00 Mr. Gibbs Cell 257-3000 APARTMENT’S FOR RENT 1-2 Bedroom Apartment’s CH/A $400-$525. Hassell Realty 234-1291 •BEE RD: 2BR/1BA $625/month. •VARNEDOE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, LR, kitchen $625. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164


Good land lord Seeking good tenant CLEAN’freshley painted 2 B/R 1B/A 1314 E. 54th Sect 8 Welcome Ref required $495/$495 dep 912-897-3801

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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

EASTSIDE

2118 New Mexico, off Pennsylvania,3BR/1BA, LR, eat-in kitchen, fully furnished, carport, fenced yard.Outside pet ok w/deposit. $775/mo. if paid by 1st, $750/dep. Available Now. 912-352-8251

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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. $875/month if paid by 1st, $850/deposit.. No Section-8. 912-352-8251 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

FOR RENT

•1200 E.37th: 2BR, 1.5BA house, window AC, gas heat $550/month + security deposit. •1202 E.37th: 3BR/1BA house, LR,DR, kitchen, window AC, gas heat $600/month + sec. dep. •1202 McCarthy Avenue: 2BR Apt, window AC $450/mo + sec. dep. •812 W.39th: 2BR/2BA $600/mo. •920 E.39th: 3BR/1BA $600/mo. 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,1905 Harrison St. 2 B/R 1 B/A C/A & H $625/mo All electric, stove, refrigerator, Washer & dryer hook/ up or 3rd small room. East Savannah 912-376-7893/912-631-4559 For Rent Southside 3-bedroom, 2-bath, fenced yard, Fire place, no smoking. Ref/ income needed. Available Nov 1st $900/mo,$800/dep contact 912-398-5590

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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. House For Rent 665 E. 32nd Street 3 B/R 1 B/A , Section 8 welcome CH/CA, appliances included. $775/mo 912-257-6465 HOUSE FOR RENT: 45 Wesley Street. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, central heat/air. $820/month, $820/deposit. Available Now. Call 912-429-2404 House For Rent 817 Googe St 2B/r, 2 B/a, Ch/A, fenced yard, $800/ mo $800 dep 912-507-2306 507-0277

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641 West 41st: Furnished 1BR, utilities included $200/weekly. 1109 West 41st: 3BR/1BA, total electric $650/month, $650/deposit. Call 912-441-5468 WILMINGTON ISLAND 16 Angel Oaks Dr: 4BR/2BA, double garage $1750. POOLER 152 Bluelake Blvd. 3BR/2BA $1100. GODLEY STATION 234 Pampas Ave 3BR + Bonus $1300 SAVANNAH 1405 E.55th Street: 3BR/2BA $825 1335 E.54th Street: 3BR/1BA, $800 Section 8. 1315 Lincoln Street: 3BR/2BA $950 Section 8. 199 Chapel Lake South: 3BR/2BA $1000-Section 8 MIDWAY 1513 Lake Dr. 3BR + Bonus $1200 Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134

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2406 Cedar: 2BR/1BA $625 1106 E.31st: 3BR/1BA $650 1202 E.38th St. 3BR/1BA $700 1229 E.40th: 3BR/1BA $800 101 W.57th St. 3BR/2BA $750 Several Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

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 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

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 HOMES

*2042 East 60th St: 3BR/1BA $825. *29 Kandlewood Dr. 3BR/1.5BA $855 *34 Chatham St. 3BR/1.5BA $855. 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

SAVE $$$$ MOVE-IN 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

A/C, shed w/electricity & concrete floor, newly painted interior & exterior.No pets or smoking.$869/Rent + security deposit $889. (1yr. lease required) **Special Discount available for Police officers on rent & sec.dep. No Section 8 Accepted! Call Scott Berry, Property manager at Berry Enterprises, 920-1936. CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 COMMERCIAL BUILDING 5400Sq Ft. Office & Shop Hassell Realty 912-234-1291 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT: On Bull Street, remodeled to fit your needs. Mr. Gibbs. Call 912-257-3000 (cell) or 912-352-3080 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. rooms for rent 895

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

SEEKING Male Roommate, Eastside Area. No Drugs. 912-358-0034 or 912-308-3373 transportation 900

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2002- Chrysler Town & Country Van, Wheel chair accessible from the back entrance, low miles 79,000. $10,000. 912 412-1146 /912 352-0406 CADILLAC Seville, 1996- Excellent condition, well kept, 87,000 miles. Everything works, good motor & transmission. Asking $3,500. Call 912-667-1214

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

WILMINGTON ISLAND

Clean Spacious condo, recently renovated, , 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, new floors: ceramic tile, laminate, carpet. Back-deck w/shed. pool/tennis court. Bull River Shoals B-2 Oyster shell. No pets. $975/month, last month, Sec/dep. References. 912-429-7876 or 484-4070

WINDSOR FOREST AREA NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/1BA. No pets. Largo/Tibet Available Now. 3BR/1BA, LR, famiarea. $665 Rent, $600 Deposit. ly room, dining area, large kitchen, laundry room, central heat & 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

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

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

FORD CROWN VICTORIAS - Police Interceptors. 2005 - $4200; 2004 -$3800. At Arbor Motel, 3314 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA. 770-655-0890 VOLVO 770, 1998- Work station inside, very clean, 600,00 miles with rebuilt engine, runs great $15,000/OBO 478-232-7863 Call Chad WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930

2002 CADILLAC Escalade $9,450 OBO. Clean truck, 131,000 miles, 22” wheels, new tires. View pictures: http://savannah. craigslist.org/cto/2448926555.html. Call 912-844-3974

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