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Super Museum Sunday

What: Experience 44 historic house museums, art museums, and historic & cultural sites in Savannah. See map this issue. Sites open from noon-4pm unless otherwise noted. When: Sun. Feb. 5 Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.georgiahistory.com 7 Civil society: Who’s

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Wednesday Lecture, Book Signing and Art Tour with Dr. Walter Evans

What: One of the foremost collectors of African American art, Dr. Evans will share insights on his collection. Cosponsored by the 23rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival. When: Wed. Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Where: SCAD MoA, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.scadmoa.org./

Film: Frenzy, aka Latin Quarter (1945 UK)

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What: Long-lost B&W thriller brought to the screen by Psychotronic Film Society. When: Wed. Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 Info: sentientbean.com/

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Thursday Savannah Bicycle Campaign 2012 Pedal Medal Celebration

What: Food and drink honoring Pedal Medal Awardee Sean Brandon and 2011 SBC Volunteer of the Year Bill Bailey. When: Thu. Feb. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Historic Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E Broughton Street Cost: $60 Info: bicyclecampaign.org/

star and a writer for the show. When: Feb. 2-5, 7:30 p.m. Where: Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10; free with AASU ID Info: 912-344-2801

Music: Eric Church’s Blood, SweaBeers Tour

What: Billboard #1 star. Brantley Gilbert opens. When: Thu. Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Cost: $34.75 - $42.50 Info: www.savannahcivic.com/

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Friday Critz Tybee Run Fest

What: Races over 2 days totaling a marathon distance. Register online. When: Fri. Feb. 3 Where: Tybee Island Cost: Race fees vary. Info: www.critztybeerun.com./

Lectures on Andes and High-Altitude Archeology

What: r. Constanza Ceruti, of Catholic University, Argentina, who has climbed over 100 mountains above 5000 meters. Sacred Mountains of the World—Fri, Feb.

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What: Savannah Children’s Theatre presents the hit musical. Fri. at 8 p.m. Sat. at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun. at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, Crossroad Shopping Center, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $15-20 plus fees. Info: savannahchildrenstheatre.org/

Potable Gold: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

What: Learn about the rich tradition of Madeira (wine) in Savannah and then enjoy a party. Visit sections of the Davenport House usually off-limits to guests. When: Feb. 3-4, 5:30 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. Cost: $20. Reservations recommended. Info: davenporthousemuseum.org/ What: Presented by Savannah Black

Heritage Festival. Atlanta-based classically trained, culturally diverse pro performing company. When: Fri. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theater, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free, advance ticket required. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival.com/

What: Georgia History Fest kickoff features Ginger Wadsworth discussing her bio about the Girl Scouts founder. When: Thu. Feb. 2, 6 p.m. Where: Congregation Mickve Israel, Monterey Square Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.georgiahistory.com/

Music: Rupert Wates and The South Carolina Broadcasters

Bunny Bunny… Gilda Radner, a Sort-of Romantic Comedy

What: Armstrong Masquers student theatre troupe’s black box theater presents a play by Alan Zwiebel that recaptures the relationship between the SNL

Theater: Seussical, The Musical

Ballethnic Dance Company

Lecture: First Girl Scout--The Life of Juliette Gordon Low

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3, 11 a.m. Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater, & Wed, Feb, 8, 10 a.m. at University Hall 156. Sacred Volcanoes of Patagonia— Tues, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater. Ice Mummies and High Altitude Archeology in the Andes—Tues, Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater When: Fri. Feb. 3, Tue. Feb. 7 Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu/

Ballethnic Dance Company helps kick off the 2012 Black Heritage Festival

What: First Friday for Folk Music sponsored by Savannah Folk Music Society. Hosted by Chris Desa. When: Fri. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $2 suggested donation. Info: www.savannahfolk.org/


What: His “Off the Couch and On the

Road” Tour, presented by Savannah Comedy Revue. When: Fri. Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Where: Bay St Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $9 Info: savannahcomedyrevue.com/

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Saturday Georgia Historical Society’s Colonial Faire and Muster

What: Re-enactments, cannon firings, music and dance. Part of the 2012 Georgia History Festival. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Wormsloe State Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: gastateparks.org

Taste of Russia Lunch Plate and Pierogi Sale

What: Dine in or take out. Plate features golubtsy (stuffed cabbage), kielbasa, potato & cheese pierogi, and green beans. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: St Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, 1625 Fort Howard Rd, Rincon Cost: $10/plate Info: stmarymagdalenerincon.org/

Student Success Expo & STEMS Festival

What: Family event showcasing public school highlights. Keynote speaker Mario Armstrong. Performances by Garrison School of Performing Arts Dance, Orchestra, and Chorus. Savannah Arts Academy Dance Group. Vex-Robotics Competition. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Trade and Convention Center, 1 International Dr., Hutchinson Island Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.sccpss.com/

Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opening Celebration & Memorial Walk

What: Meet at Rousakis Plaza on River Street and join a Memorial Walk honoring ancestors, and pausing in honor of veterans. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

Evening of Poetry Celebrating Poet David Starnes

What: Reading by regional poets, friends, and original members of Savannah’s literary group The Receding Ways. In celebration of the publication of At Home in Hernandez, poems by the late David Starnes. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Where: The Book Lady, 6 E. Liberty St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Music: Fire and Ice: Sounds of the Sizzling 70’s

What: SCAD Performance Ensemble takes a trip to the ‘70s with songs from the Disco Decade. Audience is encouraged to dress up in funky‘70s threads for a chance to win a prize. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Where: Mondanaro Theater, 217 MLK Cost: Free and open to the public.

The Winter’s Tales: A 24-hour 10-minute Play Festival

What: All plays written, staged and performed in 24 hours. To participate, email twreynolds@gmail.com. When: Sat. Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $5 suggested donation

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Monday Public Meetings about Comcast

What: Share experiences or concerns with reps from the City and Comcast. Monday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m.: Savannah Civic Center Ballroom Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m.: Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Hall, 112 Fell St. (change from a previous location) Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.: W.W. Law Community Center, 909 E. Bolton St. Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m.: Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-651-6410.

Seersucker Live Presents: Mike Doughty, Catherine Killingsworth & Harrison Scott Key.

What: Evening of literature and music with memoirist, poet, songwriter and nationally touring musician Mike Doughty, young adult author/singer Catherine Killingsworth, and author/ drummer Harrison Scott Key. Also appearing, Michael Lachowski (bassist for Athens-based band Pylon). When: Mon. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St., Cost: $15 at door or online Info: SeersuckerLive.com/tickets.

Film: Jerome Robbins’ NY Export: Opus Jazz

What: Robbins’ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” (the choreography for the film West Side Story) is reimagined for a new generation. Part of the Southern Circuit of Independent Film. Q&A and reception with the filmmaker after screening. When: Mon. Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Cost: $8 Info: www.lucastheatre.com/ cs

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One of the faulty stereotypes about Savannah is that it’s insular and not open to outsiders. On the contrary, history shows us that the opposite is often true: Savannah tends to put outsiders on a pedestal while chronically undervaluing the contributions of its own people. For instance, native daughter Flannery O’Connor is widely considered one of the seminal figures in American literature. Long before Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was a gleam in the eye of New York writer John Berendt, O’Connor’s work already fully embodied what would later be known as the “Savannah mystique”: eccentricity, intellectualism, the interface of Catholicism and Protestantism, the blend of the sacred and the profane, the undercurrent of violence. Flannery O’Connor’s work will be studied as long as there is an English language. Yet within her home town she’s not widely known, nor promoted by the powers–that–be as a draw for visitors. Indeed, O’Connor gets far less press than Florence Martus, the “Waving Girl,” whose only claim to fame was compulsively waving things at passing ships for years on end — behavior which would likely get you put on medication today. (Though I feel sure that O’Connor would appreciate that darkly humorous irony.) The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home on Charlton Street works hard to change that imbalance. You can visit the Home itself for free this Super Museum Sunday from noon-4 p.m. This weekend they present an art auction at the gallery 1704Lincoln to benefit the home, a show featuring contributions by some of Savannah’s most beloved artists. Not just any old art show and auction, however — every submission had to be inspired

by O’Connor or illustrate some aspect of her work. The Home even handed out collections of O’Connor short stories to artists this past fall in order to inspire and inform them. O’Connor had a particularly profound effect on local photographer Meryl Truett. “I’ve always been a fan of Flannery O’Connor,” Truett says. “She sort of brought us to Savannah.”

Above, ‘Dirt Road, Somewhere in Georgia’; below, “Why Jesus” (both by Meryl Truett)

Truett and her husband John were in a book club in Nashville while they lived there. The club decided to take a literary trip to Savannah and to Milledgeville, the location of O’Connor’s farm Andalusia, where she did most of her writing. “John and I just said, wow, we love Savannah, and so we moved here,” Truett recalls. “Since then we’ve been really involved with the Flannery O’Connor Home, going to benefits and readings and other events there.” A South Carolina native, Truett says she was “always influenced by Flannery’s idea of the South as a religious bastion. All of her stories are somehow about redemption and repentance.” Truett submitted a couple of quasireligious themed entries to the auction. But one non-religious entry, a photo of a dirt road transferred onto an antique ceiling tile, was inspired by a specific O’Connor story. “I wanted to find that quintessential Georgia dirt road, based on A Good Man Is Hard to Find. There’s that pivotal point in the story when the father decides to give in to the children yelling at the grandmother to go find this plantation,” Truett says. “I went all over Milledgeville trying to find that perfect dirt road.” Truett says the most unique thing about this weekend’s auction and show is “they’re trying to get people back to the text as well as spreading the word that she was born here and grew up here. It was a fun assignment.” cs Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home presents “Southern Discomfort: Art Inspired by Flannery O’Connor,” at 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St. Preview hours Feb. 2, 4–7 p.m. and Feb. 3, 2–5 p.m. Exhibit and silent auction will take place Feb. 3 from 6–9 p.m. with silent auction closing at 8:30 p.m. Events free and open to the public. Other participating artists include Marcus Kenney, Betsy Cain, Katherine Sandoz, Tobia Makover, Laura Adams, Todd Schroeder, Gerome Temple, Preston Orr, Blanche Powers and Jack Metcalf.


Kool-Aid tastes sweeter than B.S. There are a few things that a certain faction of Savannah holds sacred: Wild–caught shrimp, St. Patrick’s Day and the absolute faith that the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is our collective economic salvation. Questioning the proposed harbor deepening around these folks is kind of amusing, since their eyes go all wide and they start to sputter things like “But it’s going to create tons of jobs!” or “They’re mitigating the risks!” and “You’re clearly a communist!” It’s the fastest way to being relegated to the fringe of the party talking to someone’s senile old aunt. Since faux pas are my forte, I can’t seem to help wading into the waters. How many jobs and where? Isn’t dredging 38 miles going to make a huge, dangerous mess? Is it truly in Savannah’s best interest? Over in South Carolina, it’s much more socially acceptable to ask such questions openly, even—*gasp*— oppose the deepening outright. Last week, our neighbor’s House of Representatives voted to overturn a water quality permit awarded to the project by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on the grounds that it poses public health and environmental risks. It passed 111 votes to ZERO. The bill also retroactively strips the DHEC of decision–making powers related to the Savannah River back up to 2007, standing that the agency didn’t have the authority to grant the permit in the first place. The S.C. Senate has a similar bill on the table, and if it passes, it’ll put the shovels on hold. For now. This has Georgia SHEP sycophants in an apopleptic tizzy. The Savannah Morning News has run editorials vilifying the senators who introduced the bill, calling them out for greenwashing their sour grapes and dismissing their handwringing over river ecology as “Grade A baloney.” The op–eds reiterated the ballyhooed economic promises of SHEP, and as usual, crowned anyone still asking environmental questions as crackpots. Now that the resolution is official, the accusation is that the

entire S.C. legislature is “drinking the Kool–Aid.” But just who’s been swilling the propaganda–laced hooch? We all know that the shipping industry is building Godzilla–sized ships so it can import even more crap from China, and if the Port of Savannah is to continue raking in record profits, it’s gonna need a bigger river. While the port is unquestionably crucial to Savannah’s economy, it’s not the only factor. Tourism, attracting high–tech business, the fishing and shrimping industries—all of these feed life on the coast, and if the environment is compromised in any kind of permanent way, those will die. Are we really willing to kill the body to save an arm? The revoked permit, issued last November to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is itself a reversal of the S.C. DHEC’s first ruling that denied permission to dredge the Savannah River to 48 feet from its mouth all the way into Port Wentworth. Environmental concerns were the crux of that ruling, specifically the already–taxed wetlands of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, much of which lies in South Carolina. The agency spun its “no” to a “yes” after S.C. Governor Nikki Haley allowed its board to be sweet–talked (or strong– armed) by our own governor Nathan Deal and his moneyed cronies. The Savannah Riverkeeper, the Southern Environmental Law Center and conservation groups immediately filed

a lawsuit, charging that “the initial denial of the permit was based on sound science” and indicated irreparable damage to the river habitat. The S.C.–based Savannah River Maritime Commission, in conjunction with the S.C. Attorney General, is also examining whether the DHEC decision “unlawfully usurped” its power. South Carolina citizens were outraged at Haley for the flip–flop, and not just because of displaced birds and asphyxiating sturgeon: It was a betrayal of Haley’s promise to best Georgia’s port in the race to accommodate those massive post–Panamax superships. South Carolina could have used the permit as leverage in a shared Jasper County terminal project; granting the permit means it’s got no cards left to bargain with. The resolution to revoke the DHEC permit makes no mention of that resentment, though it seeps between the lines. After all, who really believes that politicians give a flying duck about the environment? On this side of the river, there’s yet to be single peep at the city or state level about the project’s projected impacts on the beach, marsh or water supply. Certain Georgians can jeer all they want that South Carolina’s earth consciousness is self–serving, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. In this climate of boot–licking, the bill resurrects the concerns over small details, such as where SHEP will dump the cadmium–laden waste from the dredging. (As of now, Georgia port officials and the Corps find the Jasper County site most convenient. Which, if you live in South Carolina, is basically having your neighbor’s 500–ton dog poop on your lawn.)

“This is as bad as when the Indians sold Manhattan for $27 in trinkets, but at least they got trinkets,” S.C. Senator Glenn McConnell told reporters. “All we get is toxic sludge.” Even if the proposed halt of the expansion is just a chess move by politicians, it shines a light on other ecological issues that aren’t easily dismissed if you’re not content to be a pawn: The proximity of the dredge depth to the barriers of the Upper Floridan Aquifer and the already– low levels of oxygen in the Savannah River pose risk to Savannahians in the form of contaminated drinking water and regular fish kills. Yes, the Corps of Engineers has spent $30 million and the last ten years examining the logistics. It says the impact to the aquifer will be “insignificant” and plans to mitigate the oxygen levels by utilizing Speece cones, giant Darth Vader-esque bubble machines that have never been utilized on a large scale. Before we toss that back, let us ask the bartender: Isn’t this the same group who said the levees would never break? The claims that SHEP will be the savior of Savannah’s economy also warrants deeper digging. Gov. Deal recently wrote an essay directed at Congress that the $600 million in federal funding SHEP needs is well–deserved as it’s a “jobs–creating project.” But there is not a speck of data showing many it might create, how long they might last and whether any of those jobs will be hiring from Savannah’s worker pool. There’s no doubt such a massive works project will have “generational significance,” as Deal decreed at a Georgia Chamber breakfast last week. The question for those of us who actually live on the river is whether we’re willing to let the next generations live with the outcome of the risks instead of the benefits without further due diligence. If you’re wondering the same thing but have been afraid to ask, come hang out with me. I’ll be over here with Auntie. cs

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Come March, this city will be awash in color when hundreds of thousands of azalea blossoms burst open along the streets and squares. But if Sandy Traub has her way, the humble daisy will be giving those azaleas some serious competition. The marketing guru and lover of all things Savannah was looking for a way to get involved in the city–wide celebration of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, a mash–up of lectures, museum exhibits and events that will culminate the second week of March. Proud to live in the birthplace of the national organization known for its service-oriented young women and tasty cookies, Traub hit upon the idea of planting daisies to honor Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, who was known as “Daisy” to her friends and family. Days later, the windowboxes of the President’s Quarters bed–and–breakfast were overflowing with “Daisies for Daisy.” Daisies are now popping up all over, donning the tables of Wiley’s

BBQ on Whitemarsh Island and dotting the front lawn of the Thunderbird Inn downtown. Leopold’s Ice Cream, already supporting the 100th anniversary by featuring an as–of– yet–named ice cream flavor based on the new Girl Scout cookie Savannah Smiles, is placing blooms from top to bottom of its Broughton Street store. Even the City of Savannah is getting in on the floral fun: Officials say it will work daisies into its usual spring planting in the parks and squares (not too close to the azaleas, of course!) as well as in planter boxes at City Hall. By the time national Girl Scout VIPs visit Savannah in the spring, Traub hopes her campaign will amount to “a swell of visual applause” for Low’s legacy. “We know we can support the Girl Scouts by buying cookies in January, but I felt like the woman behind it all

Leopold’s Ice Cream decorates with daisies for the Girl Scouts 100th aniversary.

deserved and extra ‘thank you’,” said Traub, who’s been lobbying local inns and businesses to add daisies to their landscapes and as table decor. “She was such a visionary and has affected millions and millions of people.” Savannah citizens are encouraged to join the effort, and floral tributes are starting to sprout in this winter’s mild weather. The nursery experts at Hester & Zipperer recommend vibrant Gerber daisies for planting this time of year, while the more delicate Shasta variety does better when things warm up towards March. Should we have a sneak frost come February, don’t despair: those hearty Gerbers come right back. Promoted solely through social media and word of mouth, Daisies for Daisy requires no meetings,

commitments or any other stress that Traub knows keeps people away from community involvement. “It’s just the simplest thing,” assured Traub. “If you like the idea, just pick a color and do it.” Then, if you like, you can use your smartphone or computer to join the petal party. On the Twitter feed @DaisiesforDaisy, Traub is tweeting places to buy daisies, and folks can add photos of their own blooms and others spotted around town to a growing list of locations. From there, daisies are tagged on a map as part of the iPhone app created for the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace by SmackDab Studios. Traub hopes Daisies for Daisy will spread beyond Savannah and be picked up by other Girl Scout 100th anniversary celebrations around the country. “Social media makes this so easy. I hope it goes viral,” she says, musing that if Daisy Low had had use of a smartphone in her day, Girl Scouts might be running the world. Katherine Keena, program director at the Birthplace, is thrilled not only with the colorful aesthetic of the project, but its method. “What I love about it is that it’s completely grassroots,” she said. “That’s how Juliette Low started the Girl Scouts. It’s a very fitting way to honor her.” To get involved, plant some daisies and follow @DaisiesforDaisy on Twitter. cs


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Sunny skies, glassy waters, a gentle offshore breeze — the conditions couldn’t have been more perfect for a Saturday morning on the water. Still, Captain Kofi Moyo seemed a little nervous. This was, after all, the maiden voyage of his new venture, By Water Tours, and he wanted everything to be just right. In an area where dozens of guides offer lovely cruises and fine storytelling, Moyo’s concept has been uncharted thus far: Savannah’s waterways explored and explained within the context of African–American history. As the forty or so guests descended the dock at Hogan’s Marina and began to fill the Island Explorer, Capt. Kofi fussed over the details: The apple cider — was it hot enough? Would the entertainment be on time? Most importantly, would the day’s agenda flow as smoothly as the river? “This is a day for ‘firsts,’ and a day for ‘special,’” he announced once the seats were filled. “And I hope it’s an educational experience like you’ve never had.” For this inaugural trip, Capt. Kofi

partnered with his friend, Mike Neal, Bull River Tours captain and owner of the covered pontoon cruiser. As Capt. Mike navigated the vessel out Turner’s Creek, Capt. Kofi began to relax, giving a brief lesson on tides and pointing out egrets skimming the tops of the marsh grass. “I have long had a love affair with this environment,” said the Chicago native, who first came to Savannah 16 years ago to bring his son to Savannah State. “And that it holds so much history gives it that much more meaning.” To elaborate, he turned the microphone over to “docent for the day” Vaughnette Goode–Walker. Amiable and warm, Goode–Walker spends much of her time on land with her company Footprints of Savannah, a downtown walking tour that details Savannah’s slave trade and the fate of freed blacks after the Civil War. Swaying to the strains of Paul Robeson’s “Old Man River,” she

opened with an invocation that immediately established the connection between these waters and the Freedmen of post–Civil War Savannah. “Let us honor the Freedmen’s struggle to own this land,” sweeping her arm along the banks of the Wilmington River, where huge rice plantations once thrived and hundreds of Africans were enslaved. “They hoped to till it, looking for the promises they never got.” Those broken promises refer to Special Field Orders No. 15, better known as “40 Acres and A Mule,” issued in January 1865 by General Sherman after meeting with black leaders in the Green–Meldrim House on Madison Square. The declaration provided freed slaves with a standard–sized plot of tillable land from the massive acreage abandoned by Confederate plantation owners. The promise of reparation was dissolved within the year, however, when President Lincoln was assassinated and his successor, Andrew Jackson, nullified the order and returned the plots to their previous owners. As the tour passed by the stately homes of Dutch Island and Isle of


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Capt. Kofi Moyo and docent Vaughnette Goode-Walker shared stories on board.

Hope’s Bluff Drive, Goode–Walker called out the names of the Freedmen who had briefly laid claim to these loamy grounds, many of them bearing the same names of those former plantation owners — Tattnall, Turner, Screven — linking the names of Savannah’s mainstream white history with the less aggrandized, parallel world of Savannah’s freed Africans and their descendants. Many of the Freedman stayed on the land as sharecroppers and established thriving communities along the water, part of the historic Gullah/ Geechee network of fishing villages that once stretched from Jacksonville to Cape Fear. The water was vital to their livelihood, providing food and a means of transportation for generations. “We’re traveling the same path that people have used for hundreds of years,” observed Goode–Walker. The boat passed by one of these historic communities, Pin Point, hidden in the shadow of the cement arc of the Diamond Causeway that joins the mainland to Skidaway Island. “You would completely miss this by car,” pointed out Capt. Mike as he maneuvered the boat into the creek. “People live in Savannah their whole lives and never know this is here.” The childhood home of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Pin Point has a new red–roofed heritage center that isn’t yet open to the public. Capt. Kofi hopes his tour will bring more awareness to the center’s value. “This is Savannah’s unique piece of a legacy that’s been so well–preserved in Florida and South Carolina,” he said. “We need to save it and share it.” While the city’s African–American history has been fairly well–celebrated, even Savannah natives know little about the modest lives of these isolated communities. “I’m from here, but I didn’t come out on the water much growing up. This opens up a whole new world to

me,” said Omega Moore, associate professor of African–American literature at Savannah State. “It’s very interesting to see how these waterways connect us to Africa.” Some of the day’s participants counted personal connections with the legacy. Keith Brooks brought his seven children on board to show them where his grandmother spent her childhood, gathering oysters and setting out crabpots near Thunderbolt at the turn of the century. “She moved away when she was twelve, but she used to tell me stories,” said Brooks, who moved his family back to Savannah several years ago. “When I heard about this tour, I needed to see and experience this, to go the way they went.” While the water’s past kept the audience rapt, the natural beauty of the present also captured plenty of attention as pelicans dove for whiting and dolphins swam in graceful loops. A bald eagle nest was spotted on the backside of Wormsloe Plantation, among old oaks that have stood since the time when the only humans around were neither black nor white. After the stories, Capt. Kofi breathed easy as guests enjoyed a soul food lunch prepared by himself and locally–renowned chef Sula. Capt. Mike turned the boat for home, and the ride turned jovial as Nigel “Borei” Jeffers played steel drums at the bow. Now that the first tour is under his belt, Capt. Kofi discussed plans to cover more important African– American historic sites and to collaborate with other storytellers. “Our work is to remind that Savannah’s African–American history is Savannah’s history, that Black history is America’s history,” he said as crabpots bobbed behind him. “There is a great link to all of it on the water.” CS Info: 912.713.5154 or ByWaterTours.com.

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Meth: Still bad, still illegal Two men are in custody following a search warrant and seizure of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine conducted by the Chatham– Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

In December 2011, CNT began investigating 41–year–old William Alvin Dunn JR of the 500 block of East 31st Street following information that he was selling crystal meth. During the investigation, agents working in an undercover capacity purchased crystal meth from Dunn and identified his partner, 33–year– old David Aaron Wacaser of Bluffton, South Carolina. CNT executed a search warrant at Dunn’s residence. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of more than two ounces of crystal meth, most of which was packaged for distribution,

various prescription pills, one pistol and various items used in the distribution of controlled substances. Also seized was a 2010 Hyundi Sonata. Both Dunn and Wacaser were arrested during the search warrant. Dunn and Wascaser were charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Additionally, Dunn was charged with several counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance (Meth). The seized crystal meth has a street value of up to $3,000. • Garden City Police are investigating the death of a 53–year–old bicyclist who was killed when he was struck by a Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police van. Dan Grantham, who listed his address as a post office box at Union Mission, was declared dead at the scene of the 8:30 p.m. accident just north of the Dean Forest Road intersection on Ga. Highway 17. Cpl. Kyle Malin of the Garden City Police said the van was being driven north in the inside lane by Star Cpl. Joseph Bejnarowicz, 41, when it

struck Grantham who was crossing US 17 in a darkened area. The van stopped immediately. The van was not responding to a call at the time of the accident. An autopsy is being conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab and toxicology tests for both the victim and the driver have been taken. Malin said the bicycle had no lights or reflectors and Grantham was wearing a dark orange coat that was not reflective. • A 30–year–old Savannah man was charged with criminal attempt to commit kidnapping and terroristic threats after a woman reported he tried to coerce her into getting into his truck. Larry Jaudon Smith was arrested after the 28–year–old woman reported he had driven past her while she was walking on West 56th Street. He offered her a ride and when she

refused, he ordered her into his truck. When she refused to get in, she said he reached under his jacket as if he had a gun, then got out of the truck and approached her. When she threatened to call the police, she said he got back into the truck and left. • The high–profile recent case of a local man having 71 dogs in his home has progressed. Daniel Golden, 43, was given 123 city ordinance violations. (1) nuisance 9–5006, (1) keeping of animals– sanitation 9–5004,(71 counts) animal neglect 533(d), and (50 counts) vaccinations required 5021(b). It appears the home that is now condemned was being lived in when officers were called for the noise complaint. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


Please comment on the global energyconservation insanity surrounding the incandescent light bulb, i.e., initiatives around the world to ban it. (Some call the instigators of these measures “ecofascists.”) How good are energy-saving fluorescent or halogen light bulbs really? —Ivona, Chicago 1. Although halogen bulbs don’t offer much of an energy savings over ordinary incandescents, compact fluorescents sure do, and you’d be a fool not to use them whenever you could. Me, I’ve got ’em all over the house, including right here in the desk lamp. 2. Telling me I have to use them— production and import of conventional 100-watt incandescent bulbs were effectively banned Jan. 1—is a pointless intrusion on my personal rights. The facts: The incandescent light bulb, though surely up there with the telephone as Coolest Invention Ever, has like old rotary-dial phones been rendered obsolete by advancing technology. It’s one of the least efficient devices you’ll ever lay hands on, converting just 5 to 8 percent of the energy it uses into light, with the rest thrown off as heat. Easy-Bake Ovens used to use a 100-watt incandescent bulb as their heat source. Not anymore—the toy was redesigned in the expectation that 100-watt bulbs would disappear. Halogen bulbs are only marginally better. Though much is made of the fact that they’re 30 percent more efficient than ordinary incandescent bulbs, 30 percent better than completely dismal is still embarrassingly bad. Ninety percent of the energy used by a halogen bulb is given off as heat—the bulbs can reach temperatures of 700 to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, making them a fire hazard. I’m sure there must be some reason to use halogen bulbs, but energy efficiency isn’t it. CFL bulbs are a different story. They use only about a quarter of the energy

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of an incandescent bulb to produce the same light, waste much less heat, and supposedly last eight to 10 times as long. That said, CFL bulbs have annoying drawbacks. They can take a minute or more to reach full brightness, an inconvenience if you’re flipping on a closet light. They work poorly in the cold—I have one in a recessed ceiling fixture with an unheated attic above it, and when I first switch it on in the winter I can get more illumination by lighting a match. The failure rate is higher than advertised. I’ve had a couple burn out after just a few months in recessed cans in the kitchen. Disposing of CFL bulbs is a pain. They contain mercury and so must be brought to a special recycling facility rather than tossed in the trash. Early reports suggesting you’d have to call in a hazmat team if you broke one were exaggerated. The fact remains that the EPA’s advisory about what to do if you have an accident lists 19 steps. Some say CFL bulbs are an interim technology that will eventually be swept away by bulbs utilizing light-emitting diodes. LED bulbs use even less energy than CFLs, reach full brightness instantly, don’t run on mercury, are unaffected by cold, and supposedly will last 25,000 to 50,000 hours. Unfortunately, the LED equivalent of a 100-watt incandescent bulb right now costs on the order of 50 bucks. I won’t be stocking up on LED bulbs any time soon. Still, I’m an eco kind of guy. Left to my own devices, my guess is I’d wind up with maybe 60 percent CFL bulbs at my house and the rest incandescent. But no. The government says that, except for specialty applications, I’ll have to replace them all. All in the service of the greater good, you say. If only it were so. The net social benefit of legislating incandescent bulbs out of existence is likely to be negligible. A spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council says changing bulbs will eliminate the need to build 30 electric power plants. That sounds like a lot until you realize the U.S. has 5,800 electric power plants. Even the trivial gain being claimed is illusory. Notwithstanding the Straight Dope tradition of calling ’em like we sees ’em, it’s odd to find yourself lining up with Rush Limbaugh and the Wall Street Journal. But there you are. CS

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news of the weird Lead Story Your Government Knows Best: A 2007 federal energy- independence law required companies that supply motor fuel in the U.S. to blend in a certain cellulose-based ingredient starting in 2011 — even though (as the Environmental Protection Agency well knows) the ingredient simply does not now exist. A New York Times reporter checked with the EPA in January and found that the companies will still have to pay the monetary penalties for noncompliance (and almost certainly the even-stiffer penalties for 2012, since the ingredient is still two or three years from development). “It belies logic,” said a petrochemicals trade association executive.

Cultural Diversity • Two dozen religious leaders in India’s Karnataka state are, as usual, protesting the annual, centuries-old Hindu ritual in which lower-caste people roll around in food leftovers of upper-caste people. “Hundreds” performed the exercise at temples, according to a January Times of India report, believing that contact with sophisticates’ food will alleviate pernicious skin conditions. • Far away from Karnataka, in the urban center of Calcutta, India, engineers are trying to save the historic Howrah Bridge from collapsing due to corrosion from spit. A half-million pedestrians (aside from the frenzied vehicle traffic) use the bridge every day and frequently spit their guthka and

paan (half-chewed betel leaf and areca fire pit on its campus for use by sevnut and slaked lime) onto the steel eral “Earth-based” religions (pagans, hangers that hold up the bridge — thus Wiccans, druids, witches and various reducing the hanger bases by 50 perNative American faiths). For the curcent in just the last three years. (Engirent year, only three of the 4,300 cadets neers’ immediate remedies: cover the have identified themselves in that bases in washable fiberglass and congroup, but the academy is sensitive to duct an education campaign in which the issue after a 2005 lawsuit accused “gods” implore pedestrians to hold administrators and cadets of allowing their saliva until they’ve too-aggressive proscrossed the bridge.) elytizing on behalf of • On Nov. 5, the 220 Christian religions. For inhabitants of Coll, an the record, the academy island off the coast of currently has 11 Muslim Scotland, endured the first cadets, 16 Buddhists, patriots or “crime” that any of the 10 Hindus and 43 selfgiants? who ya residents could rememdescribed atheists. got? ber. Someone vandalized • In separate incithe public lavatories at a dents during one week visitors’ facility, doing the in December in Polk equivalent of about $300 County, Fla., four damage. A constable was church pastors were summoned from a nearby arrested and charged island to investigate, but with sex-related crimes seas were rough, and he involving children, had to wait for two days including Arnold for the ferry to run. One Mathis, 40, at the time Coll resident vaguely working for the Saint recalled an incident at a City Power and Praise pub once in which a man threatened to Ministry in Winter Haven, but who throw a punch (but didn’t), and another has moved on to the Higher Praise remembered that someone took whale Ministries in Lake Wales and who was bones left on a beach by researchers allowed to work for the church despite (but later gave them back). According a sex-crime rap sheet. to a Daily Telegraph report, the culprit • Just two weeks before the January is “still at large.” worldwide Internet protest against proposed copyright-protection legislation, Latest Religious Messages the Missionary Church of Kopimism in Sweden announced that it had been • The U.S. Air Force Academy last granted official government status as year installed an $80,000 rock garden/

a religion (one of 22 so recognized), even though its entire reason for being is to celebrate the right to share files of information — in any form, but especially on the Internet. Swedish law makes such religious recognition easy, requiring only “a belief system with rituals.” The Kopimism website demonizes “copyright believers” who “derive their power by limiting people’s lives and freedom.”

Milestones in Government Regulation According to recent consumer-protection rulings by the European Food Safety Authority, sellers of prunes are prohibited from marketing them as laxatives, and sellers of bottled water are forbidden to offer it as preventing dehydration. In both cases, the commissioners referred to the underlying science of the body to defend their decisions, but the rulings were still widely derided as anti-common-sense. Members of the European Parliament complained, especially given the current precarious state of the European Union itself. One parliamentarian challenged an EFSA policymaker to a prune-eating contest: If it’s not a laxative, he said, let’s see how many you can eat and not have your “bowel function” “assisted.”

Oops! In December in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan, a group of luxury car enthusiasts gathered and began a caravan to nearby Hiroshima, but one


Chutzpah! Logan Alexander, 63, a school security guard in Trenton, N.J., who was fired after pleading guilty in 2007 to twice inappropriately touching students, was later sued by a third girl for similar behavior but settled that lawsuit in 2010 by agreeing to pay the girl $12,500. Recently, according to a December report in the Trenton Times, Alexander filed a lawsuit against the Trenton Board of Education, demanding that the board pay the $12,500 to the girl because, after all, Alexander was “on duty” when he committed the inappropriate touching.

Least Competent Criminals In Bennington, Vt., in December, Adam Hall, 34, was accused of vandalizing his ex-girlfriend’s car, including scratching the word “slut” into the hood (except that the word was spelled s-u-l-t). Hall denied any involvement until an officer handed him a sheet of paper and asked him to write the sentence, “You are a slut.” Hall spelled slut “sult” and was charged with malicious mischief.

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of the drivers, changing lanes, hit a median barrier and spun across the highway, resulting in a chain-reaction pileup involving 14 cars, including eight red Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes-Benz. Drivers suffered only cuts and bruises, but “some” of the vehicles were reported “beyond repair.”

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The District of Calamity • In November, the Washington Times reported that the Washington, D.C.-area Metro transportation agency had hired, as a financial consultant, a woman with multiple convictions for bank fraud and who had been implicated in one of Washington’s largest heroin rings. When the agency learned of her record, it neither disciplined her nor removed her from her finance responsibilities. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. Highway 80, Bloomingdale. $25 This is truly a bluegrass supergroup, began by fiddler and banjo player Ron Stewart, a longtime veteran of J.D. Crowe’s New South (a band that also included Boxcars bassist Harold Nixon). Stewart founded this–here band with mandolin maestro Adam Steffey, who’d spent eight fame and fortune–filled years as part of Alison Krauss and Union Station (from Every Time You Say Goodbye through So Long So Wrong). Steffey then played another eight years with the progresso–grass Mountain Heart. The band also includes John R. Bowman (fiddle, banjo and vocals with the Isaacs, plus a year and change with Krauss’ band) and guitarist Keith Garrett (Blue Moon Rising). Before the 2011 show, Steffey described what the Boxcars are all about: “On a scale of one to 10, if you put five in the middle as traditional, kind of straight–up bluegrass, and 10 as progressive, we’re probably about a five and a half to a six,” he told us. At the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in October, the Boxcars were named Emerging Artist of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year. See theboxcars.com

ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION At 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6

Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. If Tom Waits sang lead with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, it would probably sound like this quirky quintet from Roanoke, Va. Becostumed like a traveling hippie vaudeville circus, or a Skid Row touring company of Godspell, the band plays a grab–bag of instruments from gypsy fiddle to standup bass to traps ‘n’ brushes to musical saw to kazoo, mouth trumpet and “box of wrenches.”   Ah, but what about the music? It’s weird, it’s hypnotic, it’s occasional beautiful and sometimes evening frightening. There are three lead vocalists and plenty of bizarre harmony, which gives every tune a distinctive sound and appeal. For a Monday night in Savannah, this is pretty darn cool. See reverbnation.com/anotherroadsideattraction

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snowboarding accident last November) takes place Friday (Feb. 3) at Southern Pine Co. Featuring Little Tybee, the Accomplices and Atlanta’s Christ, Lord (who’ll be part of the Savannah Stopover next month), the catered 7 p.m. event requires a $20 donation (adults), $10 (under 21). Read more about the beneficiary at bennett–bacon.blogspot.com … Pure energy: Scott H. Biram (who calls himself “The Dirty Old One Man Band”) is back in town for a Feb. show at the Jinx, along with a set by Lydia Loveless, the 20–year–old acoustic, punk singing/songwriting spitfire from Ohio. Loveless’ Indestructible Machine was No. 4 on Spin’s Top 20 Country/Americana Albums of the Year list. That’s her in the photo at left ... CS

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Interview Eric Church’s third album, Chief, was released last July. The North Carolina– born country singer had previously scored a couple of Top Ten hits, but he wasn’t exactly making major waves. So when Chief debuted at the top of Billboard’s country album chart, AND at No. 1 on the Top 200 (beating out all the hot pop stars of the day), heads turned, questions were asked, and before you could say “Garth Brooks” America had a bright new star on its hands. Just like that. The Billboard charts are based on Soundscan reports, which come directly from retail and online purchases. Which means Church, 34, wasn’t elevated by any press hype, TV tie–ins or the greasing of music–biz industry wheels. The fans did it all. Church’s first headlining tour brings him to the Savannah Civic Center this week — in the massive Martin Luther King Arena, he’ll be supported by opening acts Brantley (“Country Must Be Country Wide”) Gilbert and one of Savannah’s favorite visiting country rockers, Sonia Leigh. Church’s “Drink in My Hand” has topped the country singles charts for the last three weeks. A roadhouse rocker celebrating the end of the working week, it’s fairly typical of the sort of cowboy anthem country radio likes playing these days. But take a listen to “Homeboy,” the earlier single from Chief. It’s got deep, pensive lyrics and a rich, musically swampy feel. And it’s incredibly catchy. And there’s very little beer–chugging Bubba in it. Out Feb. 6, from the album, is a single called “Springsteen.” This one, which Church says is his favorite song on the album, takes a nostalgic look back at Church’s high school days in the 1980s – your first clue that he’s one good ol’ country boy who approaches his music from an entirely different place.

Chief is a country album that’s really a rock ‘n’ roll album. Was that the envelope you were trying to push? Eric Church: We’re all given a window of opportunity, I think all artists are, of any genre. A window when you’re truly relevant, the spotlight’s on you and people are watching what you do. One of my biggest frustrations is people that just sit there and make the same music that’s been made over and over. Just run it up and down the charts. All they’re doing, to me, is just spinning their wheels. So for me, it’s about taking that flag to that moment you’ve been given and actually trying to go somewhere with it. I mean, you may not succeed with people following you there, but at least trying to go there makes the music healthier as a whole. And that’s always been something that we’ve tried to do, from the first record till now. The difference is, as the successes have come, we’ve been a little more fearless in doing that. We’ve been able to remove more and more of the constraints that I think the industry and other people put on us. And I think that’s why Chief really turned out the way it did. Why I think it’s having the success it’s having is because it’s made that way. Do you think it’s a generational shift? Didn’t a lot of the people blasting country radio now grow up on rock ‘n’ roll? Eric Church: That’s it. I get hit pretty hard from the traditionalist side of what we do, but I’ve always said, you give me a guitar and I’ll do you every Waylon song, every Hank song. But I grew up in the ‘80s, so I grew up on rock ‘n’ roll, in the cars while you were going to concerts or riding to high school. It’s what we blasted – Metallica, AC/DC. I also just happen to love The Band, and I happen to love Little Feat. I got into some of these other things that maybe my friends didn’t. The edge that you hear in country right now comes from what our


Haggard ... If I say to you, OK, “Workin’ Man Blues,” “Silver Wings,” you could just do ‘em? Eric Church: I could do it, man. I’d get real close, but you’d have to let me polish it. I did so many gigs in bars and clubs growing up, our livelihood depended on when somebody walked up with a 10–dollar bill, and asked for whatever song they said, it was my job to know it and do it the best I could. When you play the bars, you pay your dues. It does matter that you know those things. And the great thing for me, too, is that I draw on that stuff as influences. When we were playing clubs, there were people that would walk up and request stuff I didn’t know. But I did the next time I came back. I went and found it, and figured out what that person wanted to hear. It’s also stuff that you put in the tank that you pull from to make records. When Chief came in at No. 1, there will people walking around here — in this office, this town, this country — going “Who the hell is Eric Church?” I wouldn’t say it came from left field, exactly, but ... Eric Church: Oh, it came from left field! For us too. We were in New York City when the numbers came out. Everybody was watching the Adele record that week, they were watching Kelly Rowland. We were thinking that if we did 90,000 to 100,000 we might have a chance to compete for it. And to come out and do 145,000 records, and debut at No. 1 easily... Everybody in New York was going “Who the hell is Eric Church?” I don’t have a great answer for it. I just think it’s the way we’ve always focused on music. I don’t Tweet. I’ve never been on my Facebook page. I’m not funny, I’m not on TV. It’s never been about anything other than the music. And I think that at some point in time over the last couple of records, before Chief came out, that got across. It’s astonished me what it’s done since July, from Grammy nominations to sold–out arenas. And it’s almost platinum. All these things are really, really crazy.

You mentioned the so–called traditionalists. In the beginning, were people telling you what you were doing wasn’t country enough?

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Eric Church: There’s just a lot of people that hold on to what country means to them. I love fiddle, I love steel, but I don’t think it should be a rule that it has to be used in every song. I don’t think it should be a rule that you can only use a Telecaster. I think that’s not what defines or makes country music. When people like Hank Williams Sr. and Lefty Frizzell came along, Bill Monroe said it was the end of country music because it was all, up until that time, acoustic instruments and bluegrass. When those electrified instruments started gettin’ into it, the way he said it, he thought that was the end of it. Again, I just think that’s an antiquated view of things. The evolution of the music is what allows it to survive. And as long as the younger artists continue to do that, I think it’s going to make the format healthy.

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influences were. Haggard’s influence was Lefty Frizzell —when he made music, it sounded like Lefty. But when we made music, this new generation, we listened to rock ‘n’ roll.

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“Drink in My Hand” and “Homeboy” are both very hooky, memorable singles, but they’re entirely different from one another. Is that important to you, avoiding the cookie–cutter? Eric Church: Yeah, it’s the most important thing for us. And just being able to continue to do it. And we’ve not gotten to that point yet, but the more success you have, the more you compete against yourself. People will start to say “Well, this new single sounds like ‘Homeboy.’” Or “This new single sounds like ‘Smoke a Little Smoke’” or whatever. For us, I think the hard thing is to try and figure out ways to re–invent a sound that we kind of created. It’ll be a challenge. That’s one thing that I’m anxious about. And looking forward to — I think it’ll be fun to try and tackle that. CS Eric Church With Brantley Gilbert and Sonia Leigh Where: Martin Luther King Arena, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 Tickets: $37.50–$42.50 at etix.com

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A rare opportunity to hear two giants of jazz — together

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ONE OF THE most prolific and restlessly creative musicians of the modern era, composer and pianist Bob James was a cornerstone of the “smooth jazz” movement in the late 1970s and into the ‘80s. He’s got a roomful of gold albums and Grammys for his collaborations with the likes of David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, Grover Washington Jr. and the all– star group Fourplay, which he co– founded in 1991 and still records and tours with to this day. James’ signature fusion sound is best exemplified by “Angela,” his theme for the TV series Taxi, from his million–selling solo album Touchdown. World traveler James lives in Savannah during the winter months, and, true to form, he fell in with perhaps the best musician in town. That would be guitarist Howard Paul, who’s a member of the Coastal Jazz Association, CEO of Savannah– made Benedetto Guitars, and a legendary figure in his own right among global jazz aficionados. James and Paul perform together Feb. 3 and 4 at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head. (The shows sold out within hours. We suggest you call the club to check on last–minute ticket availability.) Understand, it’s not a “Bob James concert.” “Most people know Bob as the father of contemporary jazz,” Paul says. “When he started out, he was

Sarah Vaughan’s musical director, in the early ‘60s. So he didn’t start out with contemporary jazz, he sort of created that along the way.” The two were introduced in the spring of 2007. “Shortly after we met,” continues Paul, “he showed up at the Jazz Corner where my quartet was playing, and sat in with us. My band is straight–ahead jazz. We don’t play Bob James’ material, because I’m really not a contemporary player. So he was kind enough to join us playing the more traditional, straight–ahead jazz that I play. “And it turned out that he really missed it. And he really enjoyed the opportunity to get back to performing it, because it’s so much different from what he’s playing on a regular basis when he’s on the road with Fourplay. He’s also done a lot of classical recording lately.” The music, Paul explains, consists of re–worked standards and classic tunes from the Great American Songbook. “So this was kind of an opportunity for him to revisit the music of his youth a little bit. And it just so happens that that’s my specialty – that’s the kind of music I play. So we hit it off really well together.” Over the past couple of years, as James’ touring and recording schedule allowed, he would sit in as a surprise guest with Paul’s band. In 2010, both musicians were

attending a private party in town, “where there was a lot of really good wine,” Paul laughs. There also happened to be a first– class grand piano in the house. They couldn’t resist. The impromptu concert went on for three hours. “It was just a stunning evening for us,” says Paul. “The combination of acoustic piano and seven–string guitar gives you just an incredible amount of freedom to interpret what each other is going to do, and find the best way to accentuate it. We wound up just having a ball playing as a duo.” In 2011, they recorded an album together, Just Friends: The Hamilton Hall Sessions, right here in Savannah. It’s an organic set of standards, including “Autumn Leaves,” “Moon River,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and “Laura.” Cutting the album, Paul reports, was James’ idea. “The Hamilton Hall sessions were really born out of the fact that we had already started performing with this acoustic guitar and acoustic piano duo.” CS Bob James and Howard Paul With Delbert Felix on standup bass Where: The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, S.C. When: At 8 p.m. Feb 3 and 4 Tickets: Sold Out (call for last–minute availability) Phone: (843) 842–8620 Online: thejazzcorner.com


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February is Black History Month in the United States, and in Savannah that means 16 consecutive days of events encompassing arts and music, community, education and more.

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“We seek to find that balance, definitely,” says Shirley B. James, coordinator of Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival. “We do want to make sure it’s still a cultural arts activity, but on the other hand we want it to be educational, and we want as much community involvement as we can have.” Our 23rd annual Black Heritage Festival is co–sponsored by the City of Savannah and Savannah State University. One of the most notable arts events takes place this week – a performance (in the Johnny Mercer Theatre) by the Atlanta–based Ballethnic Dance Company. That’s Friday (Feb. 3); the group will spend that morning touring public schools in the area. On Feb. 11, Grand Festival Day features a health fair, a program on black businesses, children’s book readings, a history exhibition, workshops, a crafts village and lots and lots

of entertainment, all in the Savannah Civic Center complex. Headliners are the jazz group Five Men on a Stool, and the neo– soul vocalist Kwele, who performed with Kanye West on the 2010 single “Power.” “Our committee is made up of inter–generational groups,” James explains, “so when we’re trying to get the main entertainment for that Saturday we look for someone who might be interesting to a younger set of people, and then somebody for a more mature audience. So we try to have that kind of mix. “So when it comes to someone like Dwele, that decision I kind of yielded to the younger person on the committee!” And then there’s this: Actor Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Big Hit, American History X) will play Ira Aldridge, a Shakespearean

actor – and an African American pioneer – who rose to fame in Great Britain in the 19th Century. Ira Aldridge – The African Roscius was written by, and co–stars, Jewell Robinson, a producer with the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. as part of its Cultures in Motion series. It’s scheduled to be performed at both Savannah State and at Armstrong Atlantic State University. In 2011, Robinson brought Words Between Two Reformers: Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt to Savannah. “I met Jewell last year, and found out that she writes these pieces every year based on persons they’ve done research on in the National Portrait Gallery,” James reports. “She features a different African American each year, and they do that performance in Washington. “And then she said ‘Ira Aldridge,’ and I said ‘Let’s see if we can work it and bring it to Savannah again.” All events are free and open to the public. To view the complete schedule go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com CS


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book–signing. 1–3:30 p.m. Children’s Reading Circle. Author and playwright Calvin Ramsey and illustrator/publisher Janice Shay read from their books on “unknown pages in African American history.” 3:30 p.m.: Ribbon–cutting ceremony and local performers (MLK Arena) 4 p.m.: Youth Talent Extravaganza 6 p.m.: Concerts begin with local performers 7 p.m.: Dwele 8 p.m.: Five Men on a Stool

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7 p.m. Ira Aldridge – The African Roscius. Actor Avery Brooks in a portrayal of the 19th century Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge. AASU Fine Arts Center 12 p.m.: Spoken Word Tribute to Clinton D. Powell at the Savannah Book Festival Free Speech Tent. 4 p.m.: Film screening: GA 2 DC. Tony Byrd’s documentary about Georgia students on a visit to Washington. Followed by a Q & A with the director. At First African Baptist Church. 2 p.m.: “Dem Fish, Dey’s Biting” – The Fourth Annual Festival “Gathering.” Presented in part by the SSU–NOAA) African American Oral History Project, with storytelling, demonstrations and recipe tastings focusing on families and descendants of African Americans in the fisheries along the Georgia coast. Location TBA.

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3 p.m.: Ira Aldridge – The African Roscius. Actor Avery Brooks in a portrayal of the 19th century artist Ira Aldridge, at SSU Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium. 5 p.m.: “How I Got Over: Remembering Our Stories of Faith, Resistance and Freedom.” Storyteller Lillian Grant–Baptiste and the historical Second African Baptist “Inspirational Voices” Choir with storytelling, music and folklore. Second African Baptist Church.

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Trustees Theater 7 p.m.: SCAD honors conceptual artist Fred Wilson, who’ll give a public talk regarding his artistic intervention into the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum.

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Bobbie Renee Stringer plays Gilda Radner and Alan Zweibel is played by Wesley Dasher. Inset: Gilda Radner.

by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

First things first: Gilda Radner and Alan Zweibel were never an “item.” He was a writer for Saturday Night Live, she was one of the show’s breakout comic stars during its initial flush of success in the late 1970s. They were best pals, running buddies and confidantes. Each was married to someone else. That’s why the subtitle of Zweibel’s memoir play, Bunny Bunny, is Gilda Radner ... A Sort–of Romantic Comedy. Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989, broke out with wacky characters like Roseanne Rosannadanna and Emily Litella — she created them, but Zweibel put the words in their mouths. Bunny Bunny, which is being produced this weekend at Armstrong Atlantic Community College, started life as a book. The book, Zweibel said in a 1994 interview, “was never meant to ever be published. About three years after Gilda had died my wife said to me, ‘you need some closure here, you’ve never dealt with Gilda’s death. You never mourned, you never grieved,

you never cried even.’ And so I sat down and I recreated the whole relationship as I remembered it, in dialogue. “I didn’t even do it in paragraphs. There’s no punctuation. There’s no grammar. It was just for myself. It was my own therapy. It was just wanting the words to mingle with each other again.” AASU student director Timmy Vo found the Bunny Bunny script by accident. “I’ve always been a fan of Saturday Night Live,” he says, “and I’ve always wanted to find some way to — legally — do Saturday Night Live onstage. I saw this script, I read it and I just fell in love. “From a directing standpoint, I thought ‘Well, whoever does this show really has to bring Gilda Radner to life.’ I welcomed that challenge.” Vo wound up giving the lead role

to Bobbie Renee Stringer, who’s in the theater program at AASU. “I was trying to not look at physical resemblance,” the director explains. “I mean, if someone walked in and looked just like her, that would’ve been great. From the pool of people that auditioned, I knew there wasn’t going to be anyone who looked like her, but I needed somebody who could embody her.” At the final audition, Vo says, he had two excellent actresses to choose from. “It was a heartbreaker, but in the end I chose Bobbie and I haven’t regretted it since.” Stringer is called to inhabit many of Radner’s most famous SNL characters, as well as re–create several well–known skits with the rest of the small cast (Zweibel is played by Wesley Dasher). However, warns Vo, “the play itself is not really about the skits. And it’s not fully about her public life. It’s more of the stuff you didn’t see.” Bunny Bunny was first produced as a play in the early 1990s, with Julia Louis–Dreyfus and Jason Alexander.

Of course, Vo and his cast members were just children then. “As a curious young boy I used Google to look up the history of Saturday Night Live,” Vo says. “When I cast the play, they really didn’t know much — I said ‘Hey, watch this, it’s really funny. Watch this DVD.’” As for that curious title, here’s what Zweibel explained in that interview: “Bunny Bunny was a childhood sort of superstition that she had. The first day of every new month, like August 1st, September 1st, her superstition was that if she said the words Bunny Bunny as the first words out of her mouth on that day of each month, it would bring good luck and ward off all sorts of whatever evil or whatever harm could happen to you. It was a childhood superstition and one that she carried into adulthood.” CS Bunny Bunny ... Gilda Radner, A Sort–of Romantic Comedy Where: AASU Jenkins Hall Black Box, 11935 Abercorn St. When: At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2–5 Tickets: $10 Info: (912) 344–2801

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Savannah foodie

Give up on your fantasies of street food coming to Savannah, or Georgia. Under the state’s food code, it’s virtually impossible to comply and make the kind of street eats us rabid foodies lust for while watching “Bizarre Foods” or “No Reservations.” Potential food truck operators are ham–stringed by the same regs, with the added challenge of truly not enough population density to support a rolling restaurant. But in case you’ve haven’t been watching, alternatives have been evolving. Over the past several weeks, nearly every eatery I’ve written about is a mom– and–pop ethnic joint. This business model reflects the challenges of food safety issues, but also is a result food service bank loans drying up. These small restaurants start for a few thousand dollars — money borrowed from family, friends or selling off old baseball cards. The hundreds of thousands to a million bucks or more required for a ground–up build have to come from private investors (who are shying from the food business) or private resources — not the banks. Obviously, it’s a business for dreamers and believers. One such dreamer, and the newest restauranteur in the city, is Pierre Baptiste. He opened Caribbean Cuisine last week in the high traffic shopping center at Hodgson Memorial and Eisenhower drives. He’s parked right next door to long–running The King and I.

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Baptiste worked 30–plus years for the city, and for most of that time bought restaurant equipment while planning to one day open his own restaurant. I admire his tenacity and dedication. When I dropped in a couple of days after opening, Baptiste looked

sharp in his white chef’s coat and toque — but seemed a little dazed by the five–balls– in–the–air juggling act that owning and running a restaurant mimics. To be fair, there are still some rough edges with service and side dishes. He’s a very good cook — but cooking in volume isn’t like cooking at home. Holding warm food is a challenge for even the most experienced chefs. Baptiste will get there. On the bright side, the seductively tender jerked chicken was among the finest expression of that dish I’ve ever eaten. The jerk sauce was spicy without being hot, flavored without being overwhelming. I’ll go back for more — and a half chicken next time. I could have downed a half dozen Chicken Patties — a crumbly puff pastry filled with tender chicken that gave up just a hint of curry. I only had one, saving room for my jerked chicken, but was tempted by beef and vegetable patties. There was an awesome looking cake under glass — but I also passed — and admired it like a kid looking at puppies in the pet store window. Baptiste, and his peers who have recently joined the ranks of restaurateurs, deserve our attention and our business. This is the foundation of this city’s ethnic street food. Honestly, with our steaming summers, we should be grateful that we can get air conditioning with our peas and rice. cs 7094 Hodgson Memorial Dr./335–7629

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By this point, everyone knows about the new shows added to the Savannah Music Festival lineup, the Lyle Lovett/ John Hiatt double bill (March 24, Trustees Theater), Justin Townes Earle opening for The Head & the Heart (March 22, Lucas Theatre) and Pink Martini (March 29, Lucas). Here’s another freshly–minted concert to watch for: Acclaimed singer/ songwriter Dar Williams has a date May 16 at Live Wire Music Hall.

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Spring is very nearly upon us, and the Savannah arts calendar is getting stuffed. You might want to bookmark this page for reference (or, as the case may be, cut it out of the paper and stick it on the fridge with a magnet). • Savannah Philharmonic

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Orchestra. German composers’ evening at the Lucas Theatre, including Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor with soloist Ulf Hoelscher. Feb. 11. • Lewis Black. The always–incredulous “social commentator” and A–list comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Feb. 12.

• Leif Ove Andsnes. Recital by the award–winning Norweigian classical pianist at Wesley Monumental Church. • Savannah Book Festival. The talk by keynote speaker Stephen King sold out in, like, an hour. Feb. 15–19. • Savannah Irish Festival. The music lineup includes New York’s Seven Nations, the rocking–est bagpipe band around. Feb. 17–19. • Tybee Mardi Gras Festival. Imagine, a parade on Tybee Island! Feb. 18. • No Control Festival: All day at Southern Pine Co.: Cusses, The Shaniqua Brown (in their final Savannah appearance), Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun, Hey Rocco, KidSyc@Brandywine, General O & the Panhandlers and more. Feb. 18. • Rodney Carrington. The singing country music comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Feb. 18. • Pulse: Art & Technology Festival.

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Lowcountry images — An art show of Lowcountry images benefiting the Steward Center for Palliative Care. Featured artists are Samantha Claar, Richard Law and Carol Lasell Miller. Work will hang January and February with an artists’ reception Thursday, January 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, SCADDY exhibit — Over 120 of the top student submissions are currently being exhibited through February 10. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. SeeSAW mural Kickstarter — See Savannah Art Walls (SeeSAW) has received permission from the city to oversee a designated mural wall at 34th and Habersham. They’ve started a Kickstarter page to help raise awareness and capital for the project: See Savannah Art Walls (SeeSAW), http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seesaw/seesawa-muralcle-on-34th-street

‘The Artificial N*****’ by Marcus Kenney, part of ‘Southern Discomfort’ at 1704Lincoln Art in the Woods Retrospective — The Stillmoreroots Group, an artist collective based in Stillmore, Georgia, will hold a retrospective exhibition documenting their annual all-day art exhibition in the woods of Stillmore, Georgia called Art in the Woods. The retrospective hangs at the Sentient Bean February 3-29. Since the success of the event, the group has seen expansions and transitions of members, more than 20 group shows across Georgia, and an increased focus on rural communities with limited art programs. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Brian Antoine Woods — Brian Antoine Woods artworks are on display at the Midtown Municipal Building from January 24- June 29. Woods’ work illustrates the oral history of his family, the Rakestraws, a generation of settlers, slaves, farmers, and pioneers who experienced the evolution of cotton first-hand. Woods has performed volunteer work and teaching with the 21st Century afterschool program and at the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs Spring Break art camp. Midtown Municipal Building, 601 E. 66th St. Fresh Prints — Exhibition featuring selected student works from

the Fall 2011 printmaking classes at Savannah State University. Work by Tae Walker, Dangua Allen, Rocquez Fluellen, Alicia Bartley, Katherine Clarke, Xavier Hutchins, Cristianna Cambrice, and Malihea Nezamzadeh. Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe, 1919 Bull St., From the Heart — The Tybee Arts Association presents “From the Heart,” its February art and fine crafts show and sale, Feb. 3-5. Fourteen area artists will show their works in media including painting, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, glass arts, jewelry, art quilts, prints and more. Show will open Friday, Feb. 3 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and continue Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit — Historic images from the collections of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Girl Scouts First Headquarters, depicting the Savannah Girl Scouts’ interaction with the City of Savannah during the early to mid-20th century, including Girl Scout events at City properties and Girl Scouts with City officials at City Hall. The exhibit will run through June 2012.

Haiti — Photo chronicle of Haitian life by Jeane LaRance. Opening reception Fri. Feb. 3 6-9 p.m. Artist gallery talk Sun. Feb. 12 3-5 p.m. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Houses of the Holy — A group show of well known Savannah artists exploring house shaped panels built with love in Primary Art Supply’s custom shop. Curated by Robyn Reeder. January 15- February 29th. Reception February 8th from 6-9. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Blvd. In God’s Country — The Gallery at St. Paul’s presents an exhibition of works by artist Bobi Perry. There will be an artist’s reception Sunday, March 4 from 3-5 p.m. which is free and open to the public. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St., JEA February art show — The art show at the JEA beginning February 1 will feature the works of painter Samantha Claar & mosaic artist Annie Burke. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Kobo Gallery Valentine’s Show — Artists include Doris Grieder, Steve Cook, Sonya Ho, Tobia Makover, Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky

Slavery by Another Name — Paintings and Assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris will be on display in the Drawing Room Gallery of the Telfair Academy from January 6 to March 4. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Southern Discomfort — The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home present “Southern Discomfort: Art Inspired by Flannery O’Connor,” a group exhibition of original art on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3. Net proceeds benefit the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home. Preview hours for “Southern Discomfort” will be February 2 4 to 7 p.m. and February 3 2 to 5 p.m. Exhibit and silent auction will take place on February 3 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the silent auction closing at 8:30 p.m. 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St. Telfair Winter Teen & Adult Classes — The Way Cool LED Cube; Dancing with Light; Video Game Development with Red Panda Studios; Photography Exploration; The Poetry of PleinAir Painting; Sculpting From Antiquity; Light and Color; Portrait Drawing; Ossabaw Painting Adventure with West Fraser. Contact Kip Bradley, Studio Programs Manager, bradleyk@telfair.org, 912.790.8823 Telfair Museums, Telfair Square Telfair Winter Youth Art Classes — Geek Bling / Techno-jewelry; Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing II; Learn to Draw with Robots and Light. Contact Kip Bradley, bradleyk@telfair.org 912.790.8823

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An intelligent movie about intelligent people, A Dangerous Method finds most of its verbal jousts in the capable hands of both Fassbender and Mortensen, the latter portraying Freud as an unbending stuffed shirt who nevertheless manages to maintain a touch of the impious about him. Less successful is Knightley: Jutting out her jaw to a frightening degree in the early scenes when Sabina is swallowed by her own hysterics – I was afraid the poor actress was going to dislocate the thing i she seems to have confused suffering with showboating, and while she becomes more believable as the film progresses, she never fully blends into the period setting as effectively as she did in Pride and Prejudice. For all its strengths (for starters, Howard


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That would be Gina Carano, the mixed martial arts fighter who made her mark in the arena usually under the moniker “Crush.” As he did with Kentucky Fried Chicken manager Debbie Doebereiner in Bubble and porn star Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience, Soderbergh has again taken someone who hails from outside the realm of mainstream Hollywood and built a movie around her. In Carano’s case, the limitations of the film aren’t her fault: Admittedly, her emoting borders on the wooden side, but she does have charisma and a natural screen presence, neither of which should ever be underestimated. The plot of Haywire is nothing special: A government operative who has just successfully completed a mission gets betrayed by one (or more) of her colleagues and finds herself on the run. Carano displays some deft moves, Soderbergh directs in a cooly detached style (it’s like A Dangerous Method for action junkies), and poor Channing Tatum is humbled as he emerges as the only one who’s outacted by the MMA newbie.

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No, its problems register more deeply than that. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, it seeks to be the definitive film centering on that tragic day but instead feels hopelessly contrived and shamelessly manipulative – a punch to the stomach rather than a balm to the heart. The central character is Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy whose behavior suggests that he has Asperger’s syndrome. Inquisitive yet socially awkward, Oskar shares a special bond with his father Thomas (Tom Hanks), with his mother Linda (Sandra Bullock) clearly placing second in the parental sweepstakes. Thomas is in one of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, and it’s only some time later, when Oskar discovers a key that apparently belonged to his dad, that the healing process can truly begin. Armed with precious few clues, the lad scours the Big Apple looking for the lock that matches the key, aided in his efforts by a silent neighbor (Max von Sydow) who communicates only through note cards. Marked by improbable characterizations (Bullock and von Sydow are the main victims), constantly tripping over its many gimmicks (a tambourine, a telephone answering machine, those note cards), and doggedly determined to wring tears from every foot of celluloid, EL&IC is a classic case of trying too hard, less interested in examining the legacy of 9/11 than covering every pandering base in an effort to earn those desirable year– end honors (there’s a reason producer Scott Rudin famously held this from view as long as possible, hoping that it would appear at the last moment to nab that Best Picture Oscar). Admittedly, there are individual scenes that register strongly, and the performances by Horn, von Sydow and Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright (as a divorcing couple) occasionally draw us into the drama. But for all the chatter about EL&IC serving as a catharsis, that’s not only wrong but also simplistic in the face of such a game–changer of an event.

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Activism & Politics Citizens Police Academy Spring Session Offered by Savannah-Chatham County Metro Police. Begins Feb. 9. Registration deadline, Feb. 3.

A thirteen-week program that allows the residents of Savannah-Chatham to interact with members of the department and the criminal justice system. Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Squad Room, 201 Habersham Street. Participants will meet officers from each unit of SCCMPD. Registration is $10. Citizens can visit the nearest precinct to pick up an application, or call Gianna Nelson at 651-2246. Applications can also be found at www.scmpd.org The class meets on There are 18 seats available as of today. 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 Fort Pulaski National Monument-Public Comment Period Submit comments through February 13. The National Park Service (NPS) has nominated Fort Pulaski National Monument for inclusion in the National System of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This program is managed by the Department of Commerce’s NationalOceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI). NOAA is accepting public comments. More

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$100/person. Offered in downtown Savannah at the Coastal Georgia Center, by Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Division. http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html [121211] Creative Writing Courses Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern Univ. Continuing Education. Creative Writing 1 Mondays, Feb. 6 - Mar. 26. Introduces participants to the fundamental techniques of writing fiction and non-fiction. Creative Writing 2 Mondays, Apr. 9 - May 29. Experienced students will refine their skills, workshop their compositions, and prepare to get published. Each course is $200/person. All classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. http://ceps. georgiasouthern.edu/conted/creativewriting.html Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Desiging for the Contemporary Interior SCAD Continuing Education course. Feb. 4, 10:30-5:30. Learn to select pieces, mix and match, and end up with an individual, inspired space. Use design theory to create contemporary interiors and gain confidence with their color and material choices while exploring the balance of spatial relations, creating a home interior that parallels their personality. Experiment with color, styles, placement and fibers. Participants leave the workshop with the know-how and inspiration to be creative, and with a solid understanding of a range of key interior design elements, for kitchens, bathrooms, living/dining rooms and bedrooms. Fee: $95 http://www.scad. edu/ce Designing for the Contemporary Interior Release your inner decorator... this workshop offered by SCAD’s Continuing Education Department teaches participants how to select pieces, mix and match, and end up with an individual, inspired space. Learn and apply design theory to create contemporary interiors and gain confidence with color and material choices. Explore the balance of spatial relations, creating a home interior that parallels your personality. Sat. Feb. 4, 10:30am4:30pm. Fee. $95. Register http:// www.scad.edu/ce [121211] 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 or who have already received a license. Group meets continues on p. 34

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happenings | continued from page 35 ter pottery class schedule for adults, teens, and children. Contact: Lisa Bradley, savannahsclayspot@gamil. com. 912-509-4647. www.savannahsclayspot.com [122911] 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 786-2479923, anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com, www.anitraoperadiva.com [122811] Winter 2012 Classes at Coastal Georgia Center Register now for a variety of noncredit courses to be held in Savannah, January - May 2012, sponsored by Georgia Southern University. Classes held in downtown Savannah and on Skidaway Island. Course lengths, times, and fees vary. Beginning and Advanced American Sign Language; Creativity for Problem Solving; Creative Writing (Beginning and Advanced); Developing Your Imagination; Yoga for All; How to Stretch Your Energy Dollar; and The Artist’s Way, Organic Gardening. Information: ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted or contact Judy Fogarty at The Coastal Georgia Center (912-644-5967) or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. [121211]

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 [122811] Buccaneer Region SCCA The local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting 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. [122811] Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 3086768 for more info. [121211] 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. Meet at Starbucks, corner of Victory Dr. & Skidaway Rd. in Savannah. Information: coastalminis.com. [122811] Starbucks,

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/ [122811] 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. [122811] Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 6608257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., Thunderbolt. [122811] 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 [122811] Islands MOPS A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/ information: https://sites.google. com/site/islandsmops/ [122811] Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [121211] Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [122811] Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Call 786-4508. [122811] Savannah MOMSnext For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Come as you are, to experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Islands MOMSnext meets every first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. For more info or to register for a meeting, call (912)898-4344 or email kymmccarty@hotmail.com. http://www.mops. org/ [122811]


savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or “like” the Savannah Adventure Club on Facebook. [122811] 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. [122811] 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. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [122811] 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. [122811] 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 provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 429-6918 or email savannahfencing@aol.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. 912353-7700 or www.savannahjaycees. com [122811] Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings are open to the continues on p. 38

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Old Time Radio Researchers Group International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www.otrr.org. [122811] Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and third Wednesday. Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton St.). Call 233-6014 or visit Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for more info. [012212] 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. [122811] Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. [86/010112] Savannah Safe Kids Savannah Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am1pm. Visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info. [122811] 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

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public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912238-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org Savannah Newcomers Club Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com [122911] Savannah Parrot Head Club Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@ yahoo.com. [122911] Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn. 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

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. [122911] Savannah Writers Group Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-andgreet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-920-8891 for location. [122911] 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. [122911] 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 [122911] 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 http://www.orgsites.com/ga/southernwings/ [86/010112] Stitch-N’s Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free Spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first Monday of each month at 1pm. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514 [122911] 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. [122911] The Philo Cafe A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations 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. [122911] The Philo Cafe A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations 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

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Philo Cafe on Facebook. [122911] 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. [122911] U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Become part of the volunteer organization who assists the U.S. Coast Guard in the performance of their important duties. Meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Coed. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: www.savannahaux.com or telephone Al Townsend at 912-598-7387. [122911] Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. [122911] Savannah Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information. [122911]

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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. Classes held in the new Abeni Cultural Arts dance studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. 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. [101711] Adult Dance and Fitness Classes Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. Or www.theballetschoolsav.com [122911] Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190. The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads. [122911] Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call


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912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ yahoo.com. [122911] Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. , Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/ skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/ class or $48/four. 912-596-0889 or www.cairoonthecoast.com [122911] 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. [122911] 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. [122911] Home Cookin’ Cloggers Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [122911] 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 912704-2052. [122911] Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329. [122911] Modern Dance Class Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-3545586. [122911] 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. [122911] Salsa Savannah Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Brough-

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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 [122911] 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. Upcoming schedule: www.sentientbean.com [122911]

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, 12noon-1pm, 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. [122911] Belly Drills 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 912-4141091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [122911]

Bellydance Fusion Classes Fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. Classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. Small classes held several days a week in downtown Savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. Contact Christa at 678-799-4772 or see www. bohemianbeats.com. [121811] Bellydancing for fun and fitness The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-6607399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@ yahoo.com [122911] Fertility Yoga Ongoing series of six week sessions of Fertility Yoga are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM at offices located at 100 Riverview Drive, off of Islands Expressway. Helps participants relax, start healthy habits to prepare their body and gain more confidence on the fertility journey. Instructor Ann Carroll, RYT 500. $100 for 6 week session. (912) 704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@bellsouth.net. [122911] 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., http:// www.savj.org. [122911] 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. [122911] 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, 1321 Bull St. $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www.savannahyoga.com. [122911] Pilates Mat Classes Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Suite-A Ferguson Ave. http:// savannahpilates.com. [122911] Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesdays from


your own limits and pace. Sequences of poses and breathing techniques will reward you with increased awareness, concentration, flexibility, strenght, and endurance. Mondays Jan. 9 to Feb. 13, OR Tuesdays, Mar. 20 to Apr. 24. 5:306:30pm. $65/person. Register by calling 855-478-5551 (toll free). Registration ends Jan. 6 at noon for the January class; Monday, March 19 at noon for the March class. Offered by Georgia Southern University, held in downtown Savannah at the Coastal Georgia Center. Info: ceps.georgiasouthern.edu [121211] 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. [122911] 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. [122911] Zumba Fitness Classes with Anne Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E Montgomery Crossroads, Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $5, Free if you bring a friend. (912) 596-1952. [010912] Zumba Fitness Classes with Mai continues on p. 42

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6-7:15pm at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr., and Thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 Riverview Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for each course. Call Ann Carroll at 912704-7650 e-mail ann@aikyayoga.com. [122911] Savannah Disc Golf Club Weekly events (Entry $5): Fri. 5:45pmGlow Golf. Sat. 10am-Luck of the draw Doubles. Sat. 1pm-Handicapped League. Tom Triplett Park, Hwy 80 W, Pooler. Sun. 10 am-Singles at the Sarge in Hardeeville, SC. Info: savannahdiscgolf.com or savannahdiscgolf@gmail. com All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. [122911] Stand-Up Paddleboarding Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. A great way get out on the water and to stay fit. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. Eastcoastpaddleboarding.com or 781-267-1810 [122911] 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. Yoga For All Here’s yoga at the right time, price, and location. With expert guidance, you’ll practice this ancient discipline at

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Monday 8:30am-9:30 am, Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 G. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 per class Saturdays 8:30 am-9:30am, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [011412] ZUMBA! fitness with Laura Thursdays 7:30pm., beginning Jan. 5th. A Class Act Dance Center- 118 Pipemaker’s Circle Suite 110 Pooler, GA 31322. 912.748.4199. $10/class, cash only please. Wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes, bring water & a towel! email zumbalaura@hotmail.com for more info. [122911]

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. [122911] First City Network Monthly Potluck Social Sat Feb 4, 7:30pm. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Free and open to the public. Club One, 1 Jefferson Street at Bay Street. Gay AA Meeting True Colors AA Group, a gay AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Sunday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. [122911] Savannah

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Georgia Equality Savannah The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912547-6263. [122911] 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. SPs mission of unity through diversity, and social awareness has helped promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South, and organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival. Call 912-2887863 or email heather@savpride.com. [122911] 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. [122911] 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. [122911]

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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. Ageappropriate programs and related handouts. www.thedolphinproject.org [122911] 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. [122911] Walk on the Wild Side The Oatland Island Wildlife Center , 711 Sandtown Rd., 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. [122911] 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 www. wilderness-southeast.org. [122911]

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic Tails Spin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. Vaccinations: $12.00, with $2.00 per vaccination donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. www.tailsspin.com [122911] 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. [122911]

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. [122911] 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 book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. [122911]

Religious & Spiritual Service of Compline The Service of Compline at Christ Church is moving: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher-different location. Beginning Sunday, December 11 the Christ Church Service of chanted Compline by candlelight will be held at historic Independent Presbyterian Church (corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe) every Sunday night at 9:00p.m. “Come, say good night to God.” [121211] A New Church in the City, For the City. We will gather on Sunday mornings beginning February 5th at Bryson Hall (5 East Perry St.) on Chippewa Square at 10:30 am. www. edenvillagechurch.org Like us on Facebook: Savannah Church Plant. [011412] 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 refocus. 6:45-8pm on Wednesdays at the Vineyard Church. 615 Montgomery St. (behind Blowin’ Smoke BBQ). www. vineyardsavannah.org [122911] Savannah Zen Center Meditation, Classes & Events are held at 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: savannahzencenter.com or visit us on Facebook. [122911] 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


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Support Groups Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. Meeting locations and days: 1501 Eisenhower Dr., Monday at 12:30 p.m. Monday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m.m Sunday at 8 p.m. Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive: Tuesday at 8 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 st. Thomas Ave., Isle of Hope, Monday at 7:30 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 313 E. Harris St., call 912-495-9758 for day of meeting. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Contact numbers: 912-598-9860, or 912-495-9758, or Selma at 354-8550, or Melissa at 912-844-4524. [122911] Alcoholics Anonymous If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check www. SavannahAA.com for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912356-3688 for information. [122911] Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Families Support Group Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts caregiv-

ers and families support groups for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Locations and days: Every 2nd Monday at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. Every 2nd Thursday, 5:30pm, at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143. Amputee Support Group Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 3539635. [122911] 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 [122911] Breast Cancer Survivors Group Meets Tuesdays at 5:20om, at First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street. Survivor’s and care providers welcome. Enter via Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-8197053. [122911] Cancer support group Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For anyone living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-5704. [122911] Citizens With Retarded Citizens Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633. [122911] Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Call 355-1221; or visit www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. Candler’s Heart/Lung Building. 5354 Reynolds Ave. [122911] Couples Struggling with Fertility continues on p. 44

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Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121. [122911] Theology on Tap Meets at The Distillery every month on the third Monday night from 8:30 - 10:30pm. Like us on Facebook: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. [011412] 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. [122911] Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah.org or www. uusavannah.org. [122911] 313 E. Harris St. , Unity Church of 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.

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Challenges Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Room 250. A group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_ savannah@hotmail.com. [122911] Families Anonymous A world wide twelve-step self-help support program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has a new group in Savannah. Thursdays at 7:30PM at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Information: 912-660-6845 or email sandyjtyler@comcast.net. [011412] Fibromyalgia support group meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. http://www. sjchs.org/ [122911] Gambling problem? 12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-748-4730. [122911] Grief Support Group Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org. [122911] Heartbeats for Life A free support and education group for those who have suffered from, or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. One Tuesday per month. January 24, 2012 meeting at Taste of India, (Authentic Indian Cuisine), 401 Mall Boulevard. 912-356-1020 $25 (minimum) per person includes full dinner, gratuity and a donation for Heartbeats. Reservations and payment required by 12:00 noon, Friday, January 20th. 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm. All other meetings at Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall) Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org [011212] Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Memorial Health University Medical Center, http://www. memorialhealth.com. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. [122911] Multiple Sclerosis support group discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 3551523. [86/010712] Narcotics Anonymous Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. [122911]

ARIES

(March 21–April 19) Sad but true: A lot of people seem to be perpetually in a state of wanting what they don’t have and not wanting what they actually do have. I’m begging you not to be like that in the coming weeks, Aries. Please? I’ll tell you why: More than I’ve seen in a long time, you will have everything going for you if you want precisely what you do have — and are not full of longing for what’s unavailable. Do you think you can you manage that brilliant trick? If so, you will be amazed by the sublimity of the peace that will settle over you.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) Of all the signs of the zodiac, Tauruses are the least likely to be arrogant. Sadly, in a related development, they’re also among the most likely to have low self–esteem. But your tribe now has an excellent opportunity to address the latter problem. Current cosmic rhythms are inviting you rather loudly and dramatically to boost your confidence, even at the risk of you careening into the forbidden realm of arrogance. That’s why I recommend Taurus musician Trent Reznor as your role model. He has no problem summoning feelings of self– worth. As evidence, here’s what he confessed when asked about whether he frequents music social networks: “I don’t care what my friends are listening to. Because I’m cooler than they are.”

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) “If Mark Twain had had Twitter,” says humorist Andy Borowitz, “he would have been amazing at it. But he probably wouldn’t have gotten around to writing Huckleberry Finn.” I think you’re facing a comparable choice, Gemini. You can either get a lot of little things done that will serve your short– term aims, or else you can at least partially withdraw from the day–to–day give–and–take so as to devote yourself with more focus to a long–range goal. I’m not here to tell you which way to go; I just want to make sure you know the nature of the decision before you.

CANCER

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You now have a special talent for helping your allies tap into their dormant potentials and latent energy. If you choose to use it, you will also have a knack for snapping lost sheep and fallen angels out of their wasteful trances. There’s a third kind of magic you have in abundance right now, Cancerian, and that’s the ability to coax concealed truths out of their hiding places. Personally, I’m hopeful that you will make lavish use of these gifts. I should mention, however, that some people may resist you. The transformations you could conceivably set in motion with your superpowers might seem alarming to them. So I suggest that you hang out as much as possible with change–lovers who like the strong medicine you have to offer.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) “Publishing a volume of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo,” said author Don Marquis, speaking from experience. Something you’re considering, Leo, may seem to fit that description, too. It’s a project or action or gift that you’d feel good about offering, but you also wonder whether it will generate the same buzz as that rose petal floating down into the Grand Canyon. Here’s what I think: To the degree that you shed your attachment to making an impact, you will make the exact impact that matters most. Give yourself without any expectations.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Comedian Louis CK told a story about his young daughter. She had a fever, and he gave her some Tylenol that was bubble gum flavored. “Ewwww!” she complained. Louis was exasperated. “You can’t say ’ewwww,’” he told her. What he meant was that as a white kid in America, she’s among the most privileged characters in the world — certainly far luckier than all the poor children who have no medicine at all, let alone medicine that tastes like candy. I’m going to present a similar argument to you, Virgo. In the large scheme of things, your suffering right now is small. Try to keep your attention on your blessings

rather than your discomfort.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) I stumbled upon an engineering textbook for undergraduates. There was a section on how to do technical writing, as opposed to the literary kind. It quoted a poem by Edgar Allan Poe: “Helen, thy beauty is to me / Like those Nicean barks of yore / That gently, o’er a perfumed sea, / The weary way–worn wanderer bore / To his own native shore.” Then the book gave advice to the student: “To express these ideas in technical writing, we would simply say, ’He thinks Helen is beautiful.’” Don’t take shortcuts like that, Libra. For the sake of your emotional health and spiritual integrity, you can’t see or treat the world anything like what a technical writer would.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Are you ready to start playing in earnest with that riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma? Are you looking forward to the rough and tumble fun that will ensue after you leap into the middle of that sucker and start trying to decipher its impossibly interesting meaning? I hope you are primed and eager, Scorpio. I hope you can’t wait to try to answer the question that seems to have no answer. Be brave and adventurous, my friend — and be intent on having a blast.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Lessons could come to you from unforeseen sources and unanticipated directions during the next few weeks, Sagittarius. They will also come in expected forms from all the familiar influences, so the sum total of your learning could be pretty spectacular. To take maximum advantage of the opportunity, just assume that everyone and everything might have useful teachings for you — even people you usually ignore and situations that have bored you in the past. Act like an eager student who’s hungry for knowledge and curious to fill in the gaps in your education.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) “The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately

to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person,” said British writer Quentin Crisp. If you harbor even a small tendency in that direction, Capricorn, I hope that in the coming days you will make a concentrated effort to talk yourself out of it. In my astrological opinion, this is a critical moment in the long– term evolution of your healthy self–sufficiency. For both your own sake and the sake of the people you love, you must find a way to shrink your urge to make them responsible for your well–being.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) If you go to California’s Yosemite National Park this month, you might get the chance to witness a reddish gold waterfall. Here’s how: At sunset, gaze up at the sheer east face of the rock formation known as El Capitan. There you will see what seems to be a vertical river of fire, also known as Horsetail Fall. I nominate this marvel to be your inspirational symbol for the coming weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will have the power to blend fire and water in novel ways. I encourage you to look at the photo here — bit.ly/fluidicfire — and imprint the image on your mind’s eye. It will help unleash the subconscious forces you’ll need to pull off your own natural wonder.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) After singer Amy Winehouse died, actor Russell Brand asked the public and media to scale back their derisive opinions about her struggle with intoxicants. Addiction isn’t a romantic affectation or glamorous self–indulgence that people are too lazy to overcome, he said. It’s a disease. Would you mock a schizophrenic for his “stupid” propensity for hearing voices? Would you ridicule a victim of multiple sclerosis for not being vigorous? I’m of the opinion that all of us have at least one addiction, although it may not be as disabling as Winehouse’s weakness for liquor and narcotics. What’s yours, Pisces? Porn? Sugar? Internet? Bad relationships? The coming weeks would be a very good time to seek help in healing it.


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 912-233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. [122911] 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. http:// www.memorialhealth.com/ [122911] Support Group for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Sponsored by Savannah Educational Consultants and Royce Learning Center. Professionally led support groups will be held on the 4th Monday of each month, 6-7:30pm. Meetings will be held at Royce Learning Center, at 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Contact Laurel Brady, 912-659-4687 or email LBrady@ savannaheducationalconsultants.com [122911] Support Group for Parents of Ill Children Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with 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 weekly. Call

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Volunteers Community 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. [122911] Davenport House Docents Needed Volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in February.. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. A four week training program (3 hours each week) is forming .Date/time determined by participants. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097or email at info@davenporthousemuseum. org. Good Samaritan 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 call 912-964-4326. [122911] Live Oak Regional Public Libraries needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham,

Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 912-652-3661. http://www.liveoakpl.org [122911] Oatland Island Education Center Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 912-898-3980. 711 Sandtown Rd. http://www.oatlandisland.org/ [122911] 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. 4710 Waters Ave., Nikole Layton, 912-3565520. http://www.rmhccoastalempire. org [122911] 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. [122911] Tutoring Volunteers Needed If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., at 912-4476605. http://www.sjchs.org/1844.cfm. Urban Hope Urban Hope, an after school program for inner city children, is looking for adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, or other fun activities. Visit www.urbanhopesavannah.org, for more info or email urbanhopesav@aol.com to start enriching the lives of children. [122911] Volunteer Training at the Rape Crisis Center Become a sexual assault advocate/ crisis intervention volunteer. Support victims of sexual assault through the 24 hour crisis line and hospital response. Seeking mature, empathetic, non-

judgmental and dedicated individuals to make a difference in our community. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 912-233-3000 or volunteers@rccsav.org for an application. The next volunteer training dates are February 29th (6:00pm-9:00pm), March 1st (6:00pm9:00pm), March 3rd (8:30am-4:00pm) and March 5th through 7th (6:00pm9:00pm each night). In order to become a volunteer, you must attend all sessions. All applicants must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check.

Kid’s Happenings Irish Dancers of Savannah Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Reasonable rates. Whether dancing “just for fun” or competition, the IDS makes Irish dancing a fun loving activity the entire family can enjoy! Call 912-8975984 or email irishdancsav@aol.com Adult classes also available. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center For toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs include reading story books, singing songs and finger plays, crafts, games, guided walks and up close encounters with Oatland’s animal ambassadors. $5 for children, General admission ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) for adults. Friends of Oatland (FOO) members pay only for children with up to 2 adults FREE! Fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails. Preregistration is required and closes at 4pm the Monday before each program. 912-395-1500, or ww.oatlandisland.org [011412]

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2250 UTAH STREET 3BR, 1BA, Living room, kitchen/dining, w/refrigerator & gas stove, gas water heater & gas heat, washer/dryer hookups, CH&A. Fenced backyard. $725/rent & $675/deposit. Section 8 Accepted. 743 “B” EAST HENRY ST. Upstairs unit, Living room, dining room, 2BR, 2BA, kitchen w/range,refrigerator, dishwasher, lots of cabinets/counter space, washer/dryer connections, front & back balcony, CH&A, gas heat. Offstreet parking. $875/Rent & $825/Deposit. No Section 8. REF. & CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED

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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: 919 W. 38th. 3BR/1BA, CH&A, laundry room, electric stove, fenced backyard $700/month. 508A W. 35th Ln, 1BR, total electric $450/month. 912-507-6293 LARGE 3BR/2BA Doublewide w/2 dens, great condition. South Effingham middle and high schools. No pets. $775/month, $775/dep. 912-748-6831

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897-1984, 8am-7pm WESTSIDE **1922 Fenwick: 3BR/2BA, den, no kitchen appliances $750. **1924 & 1934 Fenwick: 2BR/1BA $500/month. **1926 & 1930 Fenwick: 3BR/1BA $600/month. EASTSIDE **430 Lawton Ave. 2-story house, 5BR/2BA $900. **430A Lawton: 2-story apt. 3BR/2BA, w/d hookup, kitchen appliances furnished $675. *All above have carpet, A/C/heat, washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard. References, application. One-year lease minimum. Deposit same as rent. None total electric, No smoking, pets negotiable.

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Chevy Chase Rd.: 3BR/1BA, central heat/air $800/mo + dep. MIDDLEGROUND SPECIAL! Rooms for rent: Southside location. Rooms remodeled. CH&A, $115-$125/week. $50/deposit. Also 3 or 4BR brick 2-story home near SSU in walking distance to Thunderbolt River $1150/rent, $1150/deposit. Call 912-272-5396 OGEECHEE RIVER HOME FOR RENT Hwy 80 Ogeechee River 2bedroom/2bath beautifully updated, private deck, appliances and water included. Minutes from Pooler $1100/month/$950 Dep 912-272-7242 ONE, TWO & Three Bedroom Apts. for Rent. $350/month & Up. Call 912-232-3355

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1403 E. 38th: 2BR/1BA $650 1229 E.40th 3BR/1BA $800 5404 Waters Dr. 3BR/2BA $1200 801 Wexler: 4BR/1.5BA $900 8723 Hurst: 4BR/2BA $1000 Several Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 RENT: 1218 East 53rd Street Garage Apt. upstairs, behind duplex 1BR/1BA $595/month utilities paid by landlord, plus deposit. Call 354-0484, ask for Christie. Days/Nights/Weekends. Good Music Is Food For The Soul. Find it online in Soundboard at connectsavannah.com

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

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$125-$175 weekly rate Or monthly $ 500-$ 700 Deposit req. Pvt Bath available We do Background check. 912-428-4722 SAVANNAH - Eastside Garage Apt. 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath, furnished. $150/week, $100/deposit. Call 912-236-1319 or 912-224-9758

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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 Spacious 2BR/2BA Town House in Pooler area. With over 1200 ft, lots of storage / open kitchen great room, dr plan/ fire place. Community access to swimming pool. Conv to Gulf Stream 10 min ride. $1,050 MO 912-272-9015

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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*2220 E.43rd 3BR/1BA $775 *127 Linden Dr 3BR/1BA $ 795 *2114 E.60th: 4BR/2BA $850 *13 Hibiscus Ave: 4BR/1BA $825 912-507-7934/912-927-2853

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•Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144. Furnished RoomsShared House Furnished rooms for rent with tv,cable,central heat/air,enclosed porch, privacy fence and large sit-in kitchen. $125/week. (912)306-6776

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821 Amaranth Avenue 1&2 Bedrooms $200-$210 per week. furnished/utilities included. Quiet atmosphere. Call 912-441-5468. WEST SAVANNAH 513 W. 63 rd St. 4 BR/1 BA, W/D hook-up, CH/A $850/$850 Dep 912-844-2344

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Available Now. 3BR/1BA, LR, family room, dining area, large kitchen, laundry room, central heat & A/C, shed w/electricity & concrete floor, newly painted interior & exterior. 2 new high efficiency sliding glass doors. No pets or smoking.$899/Rent + security deposit $929. (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. 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.

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2 Bedroom Apartments, kitchen with appliances, LV room, utilities included. $205-$225/weekly; Monthly $800-$850. 912-319-4182

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SAVE $$$$ MOVE-IN SPECIALS Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. 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

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1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive Edition. 125,000K $ 3000 Prices are Negotiable 912-428-2591

CHEVROLET Camaro Z-28 Convertible, 1998. Corvette engine. 65K miles. Excellent condition $8,995 Call Stephen 316-734-1935 CHEVROLET GMC, 1984-Box Van 14 ft, one ton, rebuilt engine. good work van Asking $2,500 OBO 912-675-0820/ 912 232-1786

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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.

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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. NICE ROOM /HOUSE FOR RENT, Westside, quiet neighborhood. For reliable, working person. No drugs! Contact 912-844-8716 or 912-428-0496 ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919

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Fully furnished, central heat/air, washer & dryer, cable, internet. No deposit. Safe environment. $ 1 2 5 - $ 1 5 0 / we e k l y & $450-$550/monthly. 912-228-1242

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$50 Deposit EFFICIENCIES $170/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Pets. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

Rent A Room Town House Nice female, looking for a nice female. 2 rent room on Southside. Near Armstrong, all amenities included. $ 135 wkly 912-429-2004

Silver Nissan Altima for sale. Car needs some work, but great car for college student. 912-484-1017

VOLVO Coupe, 19982 Door, power steering, white I am asking $3900, OBO 80K , Good Condition 912-844-9894 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930

FORD Expedition, 2003- In excellent condition $10,000 OBO.

LINCOLN Towncar, 1993 - In good condition $2,300 OBO. Call 912-844-5816 Campers/rVs 960

FLEETWOOD Southwind motor home, 1998. 34ft. long, under 30,000 miles, gas engine, excellent condition. Asking $15,000. Call 912-381-4755. RV, 2000 Forest River Sand Piper Travel Trailer, 8x33-1/2 ft length, 3ft Super Slide Full Kitchen, Sleeps 6-8,Sliding Glass Doors. Must see to appreciate. May be seen at 22 Oglethrope Professional Blvd. Savannah, Ga 31406 $10,000 912- 484-8690

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