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Self-guided walking tour of mid-town artisans, business and galleries. The first Friday of every month. When: Friday, July 6, 6-9 p.m. Where: Starts at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free Info: (912) 306-5733

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Wednesday Independence Day Festival and Fireworks at Historic River Street What: Savannah’s Independence Day

celebration begins at 5pm, with music along Rousakis Plaza, games, food and drink. Fireworks begin at about 9:30pm. Patriotic music will be broadcast on radio station Big 98.3 to accompany the fireworks. When: Wed. July 4 Where: Rousakis Plaza on River Street Cost: Free and open to the public

Post-Fireworks Beach Sweep

What: Celebrate your freedom by picking up someone else’s trash. Early morning litter clean up to pick up what’s left behind by fireworks watchers on Tuesday night. Sponsored by the City of Tybee Island and Coastal Resources Division, Georgia DNR. When: Wed. July 4, 6:30 a.m. Where: Meet at the Parker Pier and Pavilion, Tybrisa Street and the Strand, Tybee Island

Fort Pulaski Independence Day Events for Kids

What: Hourly musket firings, cannon

firings, musters, Civil War inspections geared towards kids’ audiences. 1:00pm Make your own “Flat Civil War Soldier” 2:00pm “Baseball in the Civil War” presentation followed by a game of pick-up baseball with Fort Pulaski staff. When: Wed. July 4, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument , U.S. Hwy 80 (Tybee Road), 15 miles east of Savannah. , Cost: Park admission: $5. Free for 15 and under. Info: 912-786-5787. www.nps.gov/fopu

Cannons Across the Marsh

What: Fort King George’s annual Independence Day commemoration featuring artillery and musket firings, talks on Revolutionary War activities along the Altamaha River. Free watermelon and lemonade. Back by popular demand this year is canoeing. Visitors to the site will have the option to paddle a canoe out into the river in front of the fort, to hear and see the cannon firing demos from the water! Geo-caching as well as scav-

enger hunt for no additional charge. When: Wed. July 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE, Darien Cost: $3.75 - $6.50 Info: gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge

Fort Morris Colonial Faire

What: Annual Independence Day events include games of skill, live colonial music, musket and cannon firing, opening/ closing ceremonies and prizes for all participants. Meet some of the Georgia Signers of the Declaration of Independence. When: Wed. July 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Fort Morris State Historic Site, 7 miles east of I-95, exit 76, near Midway, Georgia., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.gastateparks.org/FortMorris

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“J-Low & Friends” Puppet People Show : Angela Beasley’s Puppet People present Juliette Gordon Low as more than just the Girl Scout Lady.

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J-Low & Friends Puppet People Show

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What: Angela Beasley’s Puppet People presents Juliette Gordon Low as more than “just the Girl Scout Lady.” A 45-minute show of music, storytelling, singing and puppets recounting the ”completely true, totally not made up life story of Savannah’s own J-Low: an artist, a feminist, a teacher, a traveler, a leader.” When: Thu. July 5, 2 p.m. Where: The Puppet Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Cost: $22 for show, backstage pass and patch. Info: 912-355-3366. puppetpeople. com/

Bethesda Academy Organic Farm & Gardens Stand

What: Now open Tuesdays and Thurs-

days. Products are grown and stand is managed by Bethesda students and staff. Fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays. When: Thu. July 5, 3-5:30 p.m. Where: Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue Info: www.bethesdaacademy.org/

StartupChicks Savannah Roundtable What: Jen Bonnett, Atlanta-based

founder of StartupChicks, will be in town to discuss her recent trip to the White House with Startup America. When: Thu. July 5, 4-6 p.m. Where: ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers Info: www.startupchicks.org/

Book Signing: Mary Kay Andrews

What: A “Food, Fun and Carbonation” Book Signing Party. Fiction writer (and former Savannah Morning News reporter) signs her newest novel “Spring Fever,” currently #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Buy a book and get a free Cheerwine and a chance to win an invitation to a private beach party with Andrews. When: Thu. July 05, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Seaside Sisters, 1207 U.S. Hwy 80 East, Tybee Island Cost: Free admission. Books available for purch. Info: www.seasidesisterstybee.com/

Creating a Family Spending Plan

What: A money management class that gets the whole family involved in setting financial goals and working together to save money. The whole family is welcome. Reservations suggested. Call or email cccs@cccssav. com Sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service. When: Thu. July 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-691-2227

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First Friday for Folk Music

What: Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly showcase presents two local acts : Wayne Alday & the Ridge Runners, and The Pace Brothers. Alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting. When: Fri. July 06, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free. $2 donation suggested Info: 912-355-7172 . www.savannahfolk.org/

Comedy: The Good, The Bad and The Sloppy Tour

What: Three comics with Florida roots (Evan Ferl, Chris Cope, and JC Currais) join forces to bring their stand up to the world beyond the Sunshine State. As seen on FOX, TBS, the Comedy Store, and more. Presented by Savannah Comedy Revue. Reservations encouraged. When: Fri. July 6, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theater, 1 Jefferson Street (upstairs from Club One) Cost: $9 door. Info: 314-503-9005. savannahcomedyrevue.com/

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Saturday First Saturday on the River

What: Rousakis Plaza on River Street, packed with artisans selling unique, distinctive works ranging from simple craft to fine art. Music, and the Air National Guard’s ‘Rise to the Challenge Tour’. When: Sat. July 07, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street Cost: Free and open to the public


What: A pirate-themed whodunit set in Olde Savannah. Performed throughout the entire room where you are dining. Solve the mystery and win a prize, or just watch. As interactive as you want it to be! Presented by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. When: Sat. July 7, 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 411 W. Bay St. Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children Info: 912-247-4644 . /www.savannahcommunitytheater.com/

Film: Forrest Gump (1994, USA) What: Summer movies continue,

with this now-classic film directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright. Oh, did we mention it was filmed in Savannah? Presented by SCAD’s Cinema Studies department and The Cinema Circle. When: Sat. July 7, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $8. Discounts available. Free with SCAD ID. Info: 912.525.5051 . scadboxoffice. com/

Poetry Event: Seersucker Shots-Poetry in Person

What: “Mavericks of verse mayhem. Cowboys of feelings’ frontiers. Come witness the spectacle as BJ Love and Russell Jaffe read their freshest batch of poetry...at this tiny offshoot, like that of a baby bamboo,” of Seersucker Live. Hosted by Erika Jo Brown. Music by the Seersucker Live Orchestra. When: Sat. July 7, 7-8 p.m. Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E Liberty St Cost: Free, and open to the public. $2 donation invited. Info: 912-398-3589.

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Sunday Patriotic Choir Concert

What: Music of the season, combining the choirs of White Bluff United Methodist Church and Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. A free will offering will be taken to benefit Backpack Buddies of Chatham County. When: Sun. July 8, 4 p.m. Where: White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Road Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-925-5924.

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What: A national conference of artists who focus on science and nature. Guest speakers include creature designer for “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” When: Mon. July 9, Tue. July 10, Wed. July 11 Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Day and Event Passes for Sale to the Public Info: gnsi.science-art.com/

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Summer Forestry Seminar: Tree Identification

What: Dr. David Dickens of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry presents a talk for the whole family. Registration requested. When: Tue. July 10, 6:30 p.m. Where: Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road Cost: $20 per family of up to four Info: 912-681-5639.

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Metropolitan Opera: Summer HD Encores What: Les Contes D’Hoffman (Offenbach) Joseph Calleja stars as the loveless poet Hoffmann, who loves and loses three women in the course of the opera. Conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. An encore screening of the HD recording of this year’s live performance. When: Wed. July 11, 6:30 p.m. Where: Regal Savannah Stadium 10, 1132 Shawnee, Cost: $12.50 Info: www.metoperafamily.org/

Ingmar Bergman B-Day Tribute What: Psychotronic Films Series

screens the rarely seen fantasy comedy Love is a Stye in the Devil’s Eye (1960, Sweden). The Devil sends Don Juan from hell to seduce a virgin — who Satan believes will cure the stye in his eye. In Swedish with English subtitles. When: 8 p.m. July 11 Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $7 cash only Info: sentientbean.com

SUMMER SERIES

FORREST GUMP (1994) Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m.

CAPE FEAR (1962)

Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.

SCAD Cinema Circle brings classic award-winning films back to the silver screen. Purchase tickets at the Savannah Box Office by calling 912.525.5050 or visiting savannahboxoffice.com. Trustees Theater 216 E. Broughton St.

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Whenever a film is made, you can always count on two things: 1) They always cast an actor from Brooklyn or New Jersey to do the Southern accent. 2) Everyday life on location is disrupted to some extent. I’ve seen a lot of movies made in Savannah over the years, and frankly some have been more disruptive than others. But the film CBGB, which has briefly transformed parts of downtown to the 1970s — has been as remarkable a case study of civic life/film industry harmony as I’ve witnessed. Some of this no doubt is due to the small-budget nature of the film. Though “small” is a relative term — we’re still talking several million dollars to make this film about the seminal New York City punk club of the same name and its longtime owner, Hilly Kristal, played by the great Alan Rickman. (CBGB put a twist on item number one above by having the British-born Rickman do a New Jersey accent.) The big-budget productions that hit town are typically much more tightly controlling and much more insistent in demanding that us regular folks rearrange our days to conform to Hollywood’s whims. But in the case of CBGB, we have a shoot which is not only smaller in scope, there’s clearly been a deliberate effort to include the community as much as possible — and interfere with it as little as possible. Credit for this goes to the film company, Unclaimed Freight Productions, and our own Savannah Film Office, headed by Jay Self. The two work together to make an enjoyable experience not only for cast and crew, but for residents and tourists as well. Most CBGB exteriors so far have taken place right in the hub of Savannah’s tourist activity. And as our favorite local celebrity might say, we all know which side of the bread the boootter goes on, y’aaaall… Speaking of Mrs. Deen: Case in point was this past week’s shoot on Congress Street, a couple of doors down from her world-famous restaurant.

The film crew meticulously recreated a gritty Manhattan street of the ‘70s, transforming a storefront with the iconic CBGB awning (complete with cryptic subhead OMFUG, which stands for Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers). Piled up (fake) trash lined the set’s sidewalk. Grime and dirt (also fake) were strewn about, along with empty liquor bottles (not fake). Crews hosed Congress Street down to replicate a New York rain. See more pics from the set on page 8, and for a piece about the actual New York see Jessica Leigh Lebos’s column on page 7. But — as you may have noticed in an ad in Connect Savannah the last couple of weeks — all restaurants and nightlife venues on the Congress Street corridor around the corner from busy Ellis Square remained wide open for business the entire time. While this occasionally made for some pretty surreal scenes — such as the time an assistant director put her finger to her mouth to gently sush bystanders before cameras rolled on Rickman, while a

musician inside a Congress Street club continued belting out “Margaritaville” or whatever — it has made for an interesting and largely positive win/win situation for everyone. And who knows? The hubbub may actually have helped in the filming of the movie — since after all CBGB deals with rock ‘n’ roll and, you know, partying. Many tourists ambled up to the Congress Street set and asked what was going on — distressingly few of them having ever heard of the club CBGB or even of Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in several unbelievably popular Harry Potter films. Others, however, were more, shall we say, focused in their tourism, such as the man in the bright pink polo who left Lady & Sons clutching a large bag of Paula Deen merchandise. He exited the restaurant and proceeded to walk obliviously right through the film set just before cameras started rolling, passing literally inches away from Rickman. A production assistant calmly explained to the man that he was going the wrong way, right through the scene. He nodded briefly and kept on striding toward Ellis Square, still clutching that big bag of merch. The crew and bystanders shared smiles, as if to say, “That’s show biz.” And, I guess, that’s rock ‘n’ roll too… cs

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CBGB star Alan Rickman in costume as club owner Hilly Kristal during a take on Johnson Square last week


Empire State of mind bones at the Museum of Natural History and wound our way up the spiral of the Guggenheim, sighing over Picasso’s “Woman with Yellow Hair” and scratching our heads at the Cobra artists’ hidden obscenities. We cruised on the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty and stared solemnly at the tremendous tower rising out of the ashes at Ground Zero. We gave The Lion King a standing ovation (yes, it really was that good.) We snarfed corned–beef sandwiches and street pizza and the best bagels, their distinctive taste attributed to the clean–and–delicious tap water, which made bottled water an unnecessary expense in this most expensive land. My favorite attraction had to be the High Line, an elevated stretch of industrial railway in the Meatpacking District that’s been converted into a verdant urban paradise full of blooming indigenous plants and reclaimed materials. The mile–and–a–half–long trail snakes through the concrete jungle, turning unexpectedly into gardens where butterflies alight on purple Echinacea blooms while goateed hipsters busk with bluegrass classics. Locals sunbathe on plush grass or built–in lounge chairs, and public art murals face out of 20–story buildings. It’s significant that this free outdoor destination has become one of NYC’s must–sees: As with Savannah’s squares, visitors love civic projects that preserve nature and turn urban blight into pragmatic beauty. It’s a proven case to advocate for more modern rails–to–trails projects and protection of outdoor resources; our city’s future draw can be so much more than another high–rise hotel on the banks of the river. (If you could re–imagine an unused Savannah site as a public greenspace, what would it be? Post your answers on Connect’s Facebook page.) I’d been to New York before, but not for a solid week of sightseeing. It’s unlikely at this point I will ever live out my childhood fantasy of

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Maybe it was a cliché, taking a turbo elevator to the near–top of the Empire State Building. But up so high, it seems obvious that the island of Manhattan is the sun around which all revolves, its glimmering rays reaching past the outer boroughs to the entire world. Its iconic edifices house the masters of art, fashion and finance who we are influenced by and at the mercy of; its legends inform our dreams and national identity. Even if we never set foot on its soot–spattered asphalt, we grow up recognizing its landmarks as symbols of struggle, success, and our collective history. My nose poking through the iron framework, wind whipping through my hair, I can see Lady Liberty holding up her torch for the entire Eastern seaboard. I steep in the idea that I am, at this moment, literally and figuratively, on top of the world. For a girl from Arizona who’s spent a lot of time on the fringes, it is an epiphany. Then a pasty couple wearing matching T–shirts elbows their way in front of me and my view is reduced to a wide behind encased in a pair of canvas shorts. Such is the glorious paradox of NYC: Batman’s Gotham is at once an archetype and a real live place, with all of its attendant humanity. Being in the Big Apple means sharing your epiphanies with everyone else. Not that anyone else cares. Fuhgeddaboudit. (On a smaller scale, Savannah shares the same paradox of image vs. reality, its moss–draped history embedded in the national psyche as it pulses along as home to all of us. Not every city can say the same.) With a week to spend in this epic metropolis with my family, there was the agenda of seeing the famed sights, of course: Grand Central Station, where we ogled the constellation– studded ceiling and giggled in the corners at the Whispering Gallery. We marveled over the Apatosaurus

inhabiting a suite at the Plaza, but it also felt important to do more than gawk like a rube in Times Square, blinking at all the pretty lights. My favorite New York minutes were the most mundane: Reading the Times with a paper cup of coffee, passing through the subway turnstile, feeling the warmth of the boulders in Central Park. These gave me a small sense of belonging to this grandest of cities—and if I can belong here, I can feel that way everywhere else on earth, including funny old Savannah. A week in New York might cost as much as a decade of therapy, but it’s far more valuable. It helped that instead of booking separate rooms in an expensive hotel, we shared a three–bedroom apartment in the Murray Hill neighborhood with my parents, my brother and his fiancée—still plenty pricey, but it provided a common space to decompress in the afternoons and get away from the madding crowds. (Note: The key to a successful multi–generational family vacation is multiple bathrooms.) Pretending to be residents afforded us more of the local color: An old man leading a cat on a leash, a lady practically making out with her pink– crowned cockatiel at the Boat Basin Café, an insane cab driver shrieking Scripture, thumbing through his Bible while steering with his elbow. One early morning when I was riding down the cranky elevator for a solo coffee before the rest of the family roused, I encountered a woman in a green turban carrying a meticulously–coiffed Yorkshire terrier the size of a dinner roll. The dog growled. “He really doesn’t like people,” confided its owner. “I have to board him when the maid comes every week.” The elevator opened and she sashayed past the doorman on our way out. I turned left on 36th Street, chuckling to myself: Man, New York may be amazing, but there sure is a lot of crazy. That’s when I looked down to find that I was wearing two different shoes. One blue canvas flat and one leather black one. I shrugged and walked on, blending into the crowd. cs

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Above, Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal prepares for another take, in his character’s distinctive flannel shirt. Crew is in the foreground. The awning reflects Kristal’s first club, Hilly’s on the Bowery. The trash in the street is part of the set dressing. Below, the Google Street View car happened by Johnson Square during a CBGB shoot early last week. The cop is telling the driver he can’t go around the square. “Hilly’s Piano Movers” is both a truck that will be in the film as well as carrying actual pianos for use during some scenes.

Above, the iconic CBGB club facade and a slice of Manhattan recreated on Congress Street, one morning before shooting last week. Below, Savannah’s tourism machine stops for nothing, as tourists take photos of the set just a few feet away from their trolley as it circles Ellis Square. The car with the hood up is a vintage prop car in need of service.


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Above, this working City of Savannah hydrant was painted red to look like Manhattan hydrants; it will be painted back when the shoot is over. Right, crew wets down the street to simulate the rain-soaked Bowery.

Left and above, night shooting this past Friday evening on Congress Street. All nearby bars and restaurants remained open for business through the night shoot, which made things interesting.

Alan Rickman with his on-screen canine companion and some crew members as they prepare for a scene. An animal wrangler was always on scene to make sure the pup was hydrated in the intense afternoon heat. Rickman often held a large umbrella over himself and the dog to shield themselves from the sun. Note the Manhattan-style ‘No Parking’ signs.


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

Franklin followup with photo Police now say that Wesley Franklin, the 21–year–old firefighter who died in a Sandfly area bar last week, was innocently standing in the bar when he was shot. The investigation determined that he did not confront the shooter or interrupt a robbery in progress outside the bar, as previously reported. The shooting took place about 2 a.m. at Deb’s Pub and Grub on Norwood Avenue near Skidaway Drive. Homicide detectives are searching for a black male in his mid–20s with short to medium hair, 5–8 to 5–10, about 175 pounds with a medium complexion who was wearing a mask over the lower portion of his face.

• A 39–year–old Savannah man is being charged in the June 2011 disappearance of Christopher Allen Mooney. Anthony Ingram has been charged with the murder of the 52–year–old Savannah auto salesman who was reported missing from his cottage on the 200 block of East 52nd Street on June 6, 2011. Ingram was served at the Chatham County Detention Center where he was being held on other charges. A search of his residence led police to open a missing person investigation but they continued to consider the possibility of foul play. The victim’s body has not been found. Detectives remained in close contact with the Mooney family throughout the investigation. The family issued the following statement: “We would like to thank the Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, and especially Detective Jonathan Puhala, for all of their hard work and persistence on this case. This year has been

extraordinarily diffi• Marcus Donte cult for our family, and Randolph, 21, died today’s announcement at Memorial Unihelps us to achieve a versity Medical small degree of closure. Center after he was “Chris was a special found shot in a car person, and we all loved on East 32nd Street him deeply, as did his just east of Waters ged Surveillance video of alle many, many friends Avenue by police klin Fran ley Wes of r kille throughout Savannah and answering a shots beyond. He touched many fired call. lives, and for each person Soon after, Timothy Kendall Stewthere is a special loss that cannot be art, 24, was contacted as a person measured. ”It is our hope that the potentially with information in the love that Chris shared with so many shooting. can live on in each of us.” Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers • An early morning accident at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES claimed the life of a Brooklet man. (274637). In the body type, include Mack Maye, 65, was driving a trac“CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters tor trailer westbound, just after 3:30 remain anonymous and may qualify a.m., when he lost control and drove for a cash reward. cs off the roadway, rolling the truck. The accident happened in the westbound lanes of I–16 just west of I–516. Maye was pronounced dead on the scene. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


We’ve heard plenty. We have, for starters, been apprised of the EMP menace in a prescient 1993 column by (ahem) me. Admittedly I was suggesting EMP as a way of silencing obnoxious car stereos, which some may feel indicated a nonserious attitude toward the subject. Let me make up for that as best I can now. EMP could be, in theory, really bad. Although EMP was understood in a general way back in Manhattan Project days, its potentially devastating impact didn’t sink in until 1962, when the Starfish Prime atomic test over the Pacific unexpectedly wreaked electromagnetic havoc in Honolulu, 900 miles away. Hundreds of streetlights were knocked out, burglar alarms went off all over, and interisland phone service was disrupted. The electromagnetic energy generated by a nuclear detonation actually consists of three distinct pulses. The first, called E1, attacks solid-state electronics such as computers, cell phones, and televisions. The second pulse, E2, is similar to a lightning strike and can be stopped by surge protection, provided said protection wasn’t destroyed by the E1 pulse. The E3 pulse, perhaps the most insidious, is a slow, long-duration surge that attacks power transmission lines and other electrical infrastructure. Scary, but why are people freaking out about EMP now? The first reason is that although the end of the Cold War has reduced the odds of a nuclear holocaust, the proliferation of atom bomb technology has increased the chances of other types of nuclear attack.

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Is it true an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) would stop cars and trucks, and they would not run until fixed? Would our stores be empty of food because trucks could not move? Would water to our homes stop flowing because of EMP damage to electrical equipment? Why don’t we hear more about this? —Mark Terry, Honolulu

An adroitly targeted EMP assault could cripple a country’s high technology while not directly killing anyone, reducing the likelihood of nuclear retaliation. In 1999 members of the Russian Duma, upset over NATO bombings in Yugoslavia, hinted about an EMP attack in response. Currently eight countries besides the U.S. could unleash a nuclear EMP assault, and ten others may be able to swing it soon. The second reason for renewed fear of EMP is that we’re becoming increasingly dependent on fragile electronics. Back in 1993 the Web barely existed, smart phones were unknown, and it wasn’t unheard of to find vacuum tubes and non-electronic controls at power plants and industrial facilities. Today there’s vulnerable circuitry in just about everything. Predictably, this fact has inspired apocalyptic scenarios: imagine if every computer and embedded microchip east of the Mississippi stopped working! You might want to dust off the typewriter. And prepare to put some serious time in on that bike—critical automotive electronics could indeed be fried. Recognizing the situation, Congress established a commission to assess the EMP threat. In 2008 the commission reported a couple small nuclear devices exploded in the right places could shut down 70 percent or more of the U.S. power system. Fixing it could take a while—some components, such as very high voltage transformers, can’t be produced quickly. Our natural gas infrastructure would likely also be knocked out, and much of our telecommunications capability would be destroyed. Scoffers may be inclined to dismiss EMP as another faddish concern of professional worrywarts. A successful assault would require mastery of complex technologies, and North Korea, for one, has been having a helluva time just getting rockets to work. However, the real danger may not originate in Pyongyang or Tehran but in that bundle of uncontrollable energy overhead. Every so often the sun unleashes geomagnetic storms powerful enough to destroy transformers and cause blackouts. The 1859 Carrington solar storm, the strongest ever recorded, was so powerful that sparks from the currents induced in telegraph wires set paper on fire. If a storm like that were to happen in the age of the iPad, in the twinkling of an eye our entire civilization might be shut d —

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news of the weird Culinary Sleight of Pan Slaved Over a Hot Stove: Delivering gourmet meals to customers’ doors is a fast-growing business model, with chefs in nearly every large modern city trying to cash in. So far, perhaps only London’s brand-new Housebites goes the extra step. According to its press release, cited by Huffington Post in June, Housebites not only homedelivers “restaurant quality” cuisine (at the equivalent of about $15 to $20 per entry), but offers an optional dirty-pans service (about $8 extra), lending out the containers in which the food was prepared, thus allowing clients entertaining guests to display “evidence” of their culinary skills and hard work.

Government in Action • Big Fish: The U.S. Department of Justice has been widely criticized for failing to bring to fruition investigations of Wall Street traders’ alleged lies (such as accusations that the firm MFS Global made bets on European bonds by illegally using clients’ money, of which CEO Jon Corzine suspiciously professed to be unaware). However, in several notable instances, its investigators have been relentless — for instance, prosecuting baseball’s Roger Clemens for lying to Congress and, in January, indicting marine biologist Nancy Black, who faces 20 years in prison for allegedly lying to investigators about whether her crew might have illegally fed whales to attract their attention for a boatload of whale-watchers.

• The government office in Liverpool, England, that takes applications for benefits from disabled persons acknowledged in March that it needed to relocate. The office’s parking garage is 13 stories high, but that still requires visitors to climb two more flights of stairs from that level to reach the offices. A Liverpool Council statement admitted that the office was “not (in) the ideal location.”

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every day.” • The Indispensability of Arts and Crafts: (1) There are not enough video games, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, which in April awarded a $40,000 grant to the University of Southern California to help produce another, based on Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” (2) Australia’s Council for the Arts announced in May that it would give A$20,000 (U.S. equivalent, $20,380) to the “deathJust don’t call metal” band Ouroboros, him severus citing the band’s distinct snape... genre and its need for a symphony orchestra for its next album. Said the drummer, “We wouldn’t consider hiring an orchestra to do this without (the grant).”

• Worth Every Penny: (1) In April, police chief John Crane of Gadsden, Ala., learned that his department has owned, for two years, two unmanned aerial drones. He said he has no idea why they were purchased (at about $150,000), but that local taxpayers need not worry since they came with a federal law enforcement grant. (2) NBC Bay Area reports periodically on uses of 2009 federal stimulus money distributed in the San Francisco area, and in May revealed that the University of California, San Francisco, had received $1.2 million to interview 200 men on what effect being overweight has on their sex lives. A government budget activist decried funding a “sex study over fixing bridges and roads that are crumbling

Great Art! • In May, performance artist Stuart Ringholt opened his show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, naked. His pieces (a hodge-podge of exhibits on current art-world commentaries) were secondary to his insistence that all visitors to the show also shuck their clothing. His subtext, he said, was to explore reactions to extreme embarrassment (and told a New York Times correspondent that in an earlier self-shaming display, he had stood by a marble fountain for 20 minutes,

dressed formally but with toilet paper trailing from his trousers). According to a dispatch from Sydney, Ringholt was joined by 48 nude-yet-nonplussed patrons — 32 men and 16 women. • London’s Hayward Gallery staged an exhibition in June of “invisible art” — pieces that depend almost completely on the imaginations of viewers. For example, “1000 Hours of Staring” by Tom Friedman is a blank piece of paper that Friedman eyeballed off and on over five years before deciding that the object was finished and displayready. Friedman also “submitted” an empty section of floor space, which he said was once cursed by a witch. Also there: an Andy Warhol bare platform that looks like it should have something resting on it, but doesn’t, and, by Yoko Ono, a typed set of instructions urging patrons to imagine some stuff.

Police Report • Germany’s Spiegel reported in April that police in Hamburg had charged a 33-year-old man with 96 burglaries based in part on the “ear prints” he left at each scene when he leaned against a front door to detect whether anyone was home. DNA and fingerprints were also collected, said a police source, but “earprints are of similar value as fingerprints in terms of evidence.” • Easy Collar: Kalvin Hulvey, 35, was charged with attempted auto theft in Tulsa, Okla., in June after jumping into Jeremy Penny’s van and fleeing. Penny and his dad took up the chase and caught Hulvey. Said Penny later,


Pervo-Americans Charles Marshall, 28, was arrested in Cincinnati in June and charged, for the fourth time in two years, with crimes involving exposing himself and simulating sex with a teddy bear. (It was not reported whether it was the same teddy bear.)

Least Competent Criminals You Would Think ...: (1) In June, Logan Schwab, 20, who used to work at the police department in Carlisle, Pa., was seen on surveillance video sneaking into an office at the station, prying open a desk, and taking away $200 to $300 in parking-ticket money. (2) In Panama City, Fla., in May, Michael Marquez, 34 (who had been arrested with another man after being caught fighting over suspected stolen goods), was seen snatching a clock off the wall of the room in which he was

being interrogated. He had stuffed it into his backpack when an officer left the room briefly, but was recorded on surveillance video.

Recurring Themes In the U.S., most preschoolers who parade down pageant runways with their mothers cheering them are 5and 6-year-olds. Britain’s upcoming Miss Mini Princess U.K. will probably feature Eleanor June Rees-Sutherland, who has yet to reach her second birthday. Though Eleanor June’s father disapproves, Mom Robyn told the London’s Daily Mail that Eleanor June is a born pageant contestant (“such a girly girl”) who loves to wear makeup and nail polish, and already owns a wardrobe of 20 dresses and 15 pairs of shoes. Robyn seems assured that pedophiles pose no threat: “I don’t think there’s anything sexy about a child who’s dressed like a little princess.” cs

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The Black Sabbath influences come through (very) loud and clear on Gnarmageddon, the debut CD by this young, Savannah–based heavy–rock aggregate. Matt Collett, Jeff Hinely, Lee Vallier, Christian Mosely and Colin Motlagh have all been on the Savannah band scene for years — see if these names ring a bell: Hyaena, Casual Kill, Amicalola, The Gray Area, The Round Table, Listen to Three, Permanent Tourist, Voodoo Soup ... you get the idea. These guys know how to play hard. “We all grew up sneaking into the punk shows at 2424 and Velvet Elvis, and playing in punk, hardcore, and metal bands,” says guitarist and singer Collett, “with the exception of Colin, who grew up more on the mainstream side of things.” With axe–wielders Hinely and Mosely, it’s a three–guitar

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The Raleigh area’s premiere funk band, Big Something – playing the Wormhole July 10 — is known for playing in costumes, theatrical interludes and laser–lit surprises. “We want people to have fun and have a good time,” says Nick MacDaniels (vocals, mandolin, guitar). “Flags, bubbles, light up glow things, one big, massive organism.” The six–piece party band (formerly known as Anonymous) also has a sax player and makes liberal use of keyboards and funky synths. That Big Something in the pic ... July 6, Randy Wood Guitars welcomes back Little Roy Lewis, Lizzie Long and their band – it’s the Little Roy & Lizzie Show! It’s a fast–paced and occasionally very funny program of bluegrass, old–time country and banjo– man Roy’s cornball humor ... Oh, Stella Parton has an Aug. 3 date at Randy’s place ... Branson Nelson McCoy is back again this week, with his Monkeygrass Jug Band (July 6 at Live Wire Music Hall) ... CS

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Edwin McCain scored his one and only big hit in 1998 with “I’ll Be,” an optimistic and heartfelt love ballad. It’s one of the most–played songs at weddings all over the country.

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The song’s success was sweet for the South Carolina–born McCain, whose career was, at that point, veering dangerously close to the skids. He’d exploded out of the Charleston club scene, signed to a major record label (Atlantic) following the meteoric rise of his friends in Hootie & the Blowfish. For a time, he’d been hailed as the Next Big Thing. Just two years after “I’ll Be,” he was off the label, and before you could say “Whatever happened to Edwin McCain?” he was once again an independent artist, still writing great songs, still touring and still thrilling an enormous and devoted base of fans. These days, the 42–year–old McCain is a contented father of three who loves his wife, drives his kids to school every day and thanks God for getting him off booze, and ego, and far away from the hard–living rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. “I don’t think I can ever look back and say I didn’t take

“Fatherhood,” says Edwin McCain, “is the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done. The hardest job you love completely. It puts things into perspective.”

the whole ride,” McCain says philosophically. “I don’t wish for those days at all. It was exactly what we were going to do when we were in our 20s — I had a good time — all of that was part of growing up. Part of becoming who I am now. “I don’t look back on it with any regret, but I certainly wouldn’t go back.” He performs two weekends out of every month, more or less, and his 10th album, the well–received Mercy Bound, came out last August on 429 Records. McCain learned a valuable lesson during his time in the majors. “Part of the learning process was finding out that more is just more, bigger is just bigger,” he explains, “and it’s not necessarily more powerful or more valid, as far as visibility and record sales and all those things go. “The faster it came, the faster it went away. Just in the years we were with Atlantic, I saw hundreds of artists come and go. To me, it started seeming like the quickest way to never be heard from again. “My intention from the very beginning was to see how long I could do this. It wasn’t ever about getting in, making a bunch of loot and getting out. But there were many people whose goals were exactly that. If that’s what your goal was, the big label was the place for you.” Atlantic, McCain says, pulled its support of anyone and anything from Charleston following what he terms the “Hootie Backlash”: The band was perhaps the biggest success story of the 1990s with its multi–platinum Cracked Rear View album, but starting with its followup, they couldn’t get arrested. “It resonated through the record company once there was a concerted effort to lower the exposure of Hootie & the


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Blowfish,” he explains. “The term Fatherhood, he says, is “the most ‘overexposed’ was being hefted challenging and rewarding thing I’ve around quite regularly. ever done. The hardest job that you “What that meant to us, professionlove completely. It puts things into ally, was anything that was associated perspective. with that was gonna get the turn– “I’ve been a hundred times more down, too. Even in interviews — the irresponsible towards my career as universal Atlantic mindframe was a father than I ever was as a raging dial it down, and that included me alcoholic. I’ve prioritized my children and anybody else that was associated. above my career — and I never priI never did an interview where Hoooritized anything above music before. tie & the Blowfish didn’t come up. I All I did was work furiously towards had to do something to differentiate this goal in music. And I was putmyself quickly. And as a guy whose ting in my 10,000 hours to try to get first video included Darius Rucker, it somewhere.” was kind of hard to do that. So he writes when the spirit moves “It was panic mode for us, because him — and it moves in mysteriwe hadn’t sold enough records to be ous ways. “I’m not a fiction writer,” tenured, by any stretch of the imagiMcCain says. “I try to mine the nation. We were on the chopping poetry out of what IS in my life, the block for sure. That was it. things that are important to me and “And at the 11th hour, I pulled “I’ll are hitting me in a certain way. It’s Be” out of my butt, just kinda one of and there we go.” those things. I’m But that Top Ten happy to say that hit wasn’t enough I’m still inspired, to sustain him, and and still trying to after a few more perfect what I’m tries, the label doing as far as let the air out of writing goes.” Edwin McCain’s Achieving balloon. a philosophiHe’s justifiably cal perspective proud of that song, might have come however. “We at a price, but overthink our posiMcCain says tion in the world,” Back in the day: McCain (and hair), around he’s happier now McCain says. “The the time of his hit “I’ll Be” than he’s ever truth of the matbeen. ter is, I’m the guy “I have a that sang that song. When people are sense of completion. I feel like I’ve going out some night, in whatever done everything I can possibly do in town they’re in, it’s like ‘What’s going the music business. I don’t have any on tonight?’ ‘That dude that sings that delusions that I’m ever gonna have song, he’s playin’ over there!’ And so a million–seller again, or have some 12 people will come to a venue and go chart–topping song, or be relevant to ‘Let’s go hear that dude that sings that ‘the kids.’ song.’ And now I got an hour and a “I know where my station is now. half to play ‘em all this other stuff, and I play to the listening rooms, and we hopefully entertain ‘em enough to the have an amazing audience that comes point where they’ll come back next to hear us. They’re appreciative, and year when I come through. I’m grateful for the opportunity to “You know, if you’ve got that in play in those environments. your catalogue, you’ve got a life. It “I wouldn’t change a single thing. almost instantly familiarizes people I’m lucky because I got to learn that with the idea that they can come out for myself.” CS and enjoy what you’re doing.” The arrival of his children gave Edwin McCain Band him the opportunity to re–prioritize With Wormsleow, Keith and Ross, Jason things. The first thing he did was cut and Jared off the long golden hair that had girls Where: Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive (Thunderbolt) everywhere swooning over the “I’ll When: At 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Be” video. He did it, he likes to joke Admission: Free  onstage, after his toddler son looked up at him and said “Mommy?”


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Tyler Hilton entered the national consciousness via the TV series One Tree Hill, on the old WB network. For nine seasons (with a break in the middle), he played the arrogant wise–ass musician Chris Keller, who sang memorable duets with Bethany Joy Lenz’ Haley (among other things).

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Singer/songwriter Tyler Hilton moves ahead of his TV fame by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

In the film Walk the Line, Hilton made an indelible impression as Elvis Presley, a drinking pal of the young Johnny Cash. He played the school bully who forms an unholy alliance with principal Robert Downey Jr, in Charlie Bartlett. Yet the California–born Hilton, who’ll appear Thursday, July 5 at Saddle Bags, is an accomplished singer and songwriter who sets his sights early on a music career. He’s more than just a pretty–boy object of teen adulation. His music is soulful and from–the– heart, blending elements of rock, folk, pop and country (his most recent album, Forget the Storm, appeared in April). He often duets with Taylor Swift, and in fact appeared in her video for the hit “Teardrops on My Guitar.” We caught up with the thoughtful 28–year–old on the phone from Dublin, where he was performing in front of rapturous audiences. One Tree Hill, in reruns, is currently a big success on U.K. television.

just something that I do, and everything else feels a bit more like work. I’ve always really liked acting, a lot. I did it in high school. The first thing I ever did was Walk the Line — they wanted musicians, and they wanted people that didn’t act. It was kind of an awesome opportunity to play someone I loved. And the same thing with One Tree Hill, they were looking for musicians to do a cameo. It wasn’t even supposed to be a character. So I’ve just kind of gotten lucky because of the fact that I was a musician. And because I had other things on my resume, I was able to get the audition for Charlie Bartlett. And I guess I was good enough to get it, which blew me away. But it’s all just kind of been random, you know? I think it would be unfair to call me a full-time or professional actor, because of everyone who acts full– time, and they’ve studied it and stuff, I wouldn’t feel quite right. I haven’t spent that much time doing it. I just happen to a be a singer/songwriter that got lucky enough to be in some movies.

Which came first for you, music or acting?

Tell me about your musical influences. Did I hear that you were something of an Elvis–head?

Tyler Hilton: It was music; I kind of fell backwards into acting, honestly just being lucky. But I’ve been playing music for a long time, and my family are all musicians. I don’t know if I could shake it that easily, either. It’s

Tyler Hilton: I really liked Elvis because I think he took so many different styles of music, but he executed them so well, everything from country to rock ‘n’ roll to blues to gospel ...

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he was able to do it all. And I always thought that was so cool. liked that, because I grew up listenWe were fans of each other’s, and ing to blues. For some reason I’m just she started inviting me to some shows drawn to Delta blues and folk music. of hers, and we started becoming Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, friends. Her family let me stay with Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, that them when I first moved to Nashkind of thing has always really excited ville, and our families have remained me for whatever reason. And I’ve friends since then. always identified most with that. Since One Tree Hill is, more or less, There’s another part of me that your drawing card, do just happens to really you find it difficult to like pop melody and get “the kids” to take great songs, that kind you seriously as a musiof thing. And maybe cian? I imagine there are that kind of ends up screaming girls in your making those songs audience. sound that way — but Tyler Hilton: I’ve the genre, the vibe or learned a lot about how the musical philosophy one thing can become I travel after is like this what you’re known for. troubadour thing. I’m But if I think about it, it just so fascinated by ends up changing what that, and I always conI do. In all honesty, I nect with it. I’ll admit have One Tree Hill to I’m not a crazy rocker, Tyler Hilton (as Chris Keller) and friend in an episode of One thank for tons of things it wasn’t really my Tree Hill. Hilton was on the WB — the interviews I do, thing, but man, a guy Network show for nine seasons the amount of people with an acoustic guitar (more or less). that buy my records, it’s playing on a dusty road all from One Tree Hill. or busking for change, I always compare it to Kelly Clarkthat’s always been like “Whoa, that son. Most of the time, I forget that guy! Who the fuck is that guy?” she was on American Idol. Because to Pop quiz – James Taylor, Gordon me she’s just a great singer, and she’s Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, Neil Young. kind of been around for a long time. I Which for you? forgot she fuckin’ won American Idol; Tyler Hilton: Mmm, I’ll say probit’s just so weird to think that it was so ably James Taylor’s songs better, but long ago. I’m gonna go with Neil Young. It’s just I feel like if you do what you do a vibe and the character, you know? ... it’s just the way the industry is. Somewhere between those two. They’re just waiting for me to do something else they can latch onto, You’ve done a few things with Taywhether it’s this huge single, or some lor Swift. Why do you work so well other movie, and then all of a sudden together with her? I’ll be known from that. Tyler Hilton: She’s a nice girl. I But it is weird that, for all the things respect her as an artist, and I think I do and have worked so hard on, to she’s a great writer. When I first heard be “Tyler Hilton from One Tree Hill.” her, I thought “She’s not like this crazy Which I didn’t spend that much time amazing Celine Dion vocalist. But doing. I happened to love doing it, but there’s something about her music it was a small thing that I spent time that’s so simple, it reminds me of on that became really big. all the music I really love.” That first But I say, the more people at the record of hers was like that, it was party, the better. However they come, like ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll, or early counI’m glad they’re here. CS try music where there was nothing to it except an amazing personality Tyler Hilton that just happened to be captured on With: Glorianna tape. All of her innocence and lack of Where: Saddlebags, 317 W. River St. experience was captured, and she can When: At 9 p.m. Thursday, July 5 Tickets: $10 advance at etix.com, $15 at write it so beautifully without filterthe door ing. I don’t know how she does it. I Artist’s website: tylerhilton.ning.com was just fascinated by it. She kind of owned the fact that she was writing about unicorns in her bedroom, and I

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war efforts of one kind or another. All that begins to change with the groundbreaking work of Goya, whose searing depictions of loss and senseless brutality in the Spanish theatre of the Napoleonic Wars marked perhaps the first time an artist worked in a contemporary realistic/journalistic style to portray war’s inhumanity. Some Goya prints are featured, as well as a print of the iconic work “Guernica” by Picasso. But the original works are of course the heart of the show. One of the artists showing original work at “Art at

War” is Matt Sesow of Washington DC, who explained his process to us. “The main thing I try to do is reflect the times I live in. I comment on current events and political realities I see all around me,” he says. “Living in Washington especially gives a certain sense of urgency and allows me to make pictorial documents of things going on.” A particularly interesting annual project of Sesow’s is “31 Days of July,” with this year’s edition underway as we speak. “I’ve done ‘31 Days of July’ since 2003,” he says. “How it works is, I get up in the morning and take the top story from the newspaper or internet, and start painting about it. By the end of the month I will have 31 paintings sort of chronicling all the


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can often be victims of the dehumanization of modern war, he is strongly anti–war in sentiment. “I’m against any kind of senseless occupation, or imperialism, or plutocracy sort of calling all the shots,” he says. “The whole post–9/11 era really influenced me. I could see the smoke from the Pentagon from my window.” “Art at War” is a modest show, so I strongly recommend visiting the other displays on hand at the Beach Institute, including the expansive and mindblowing collection of woodwork by great Savannah artist Ulysses Davis. cs Art at War: Changing Attitudes What: Exhibit curated by Hurn Museum When: Through Aug. 30 Where: Beach Institute, Harris and Price

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for this casual lunch served in a plastic basket. What may perplex some diners is the price tag — $12.95. In the scheme of things, given fresh shrimp prices, this is a very fair price. Still, with a beverage and a tip – it’s a $20 lunch and that’s daunting. Several members of my group ordered a bargain priced lunch special, but our server came back to tell us that all the lunch specials were sold out. Since we arrived at 11:30, it’s a fair bet that there weren’t many lunch specials prepared. The service for my large group was very good, with the only bobble at the end when I asked for my check in order to get to an appointment. I sought out the server to handle the transaction quickly and quietly. Instead, she instructed, “Sit down. I’m working on it.” Alrighty then.

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Art at War: Changing Attitudes — Beach Institute in conjunction with the Hurn Museum highlights the historical shift in the way artists depict war. Previously glorifying it, they now stress its horror and depravity. Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5 pm Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St., www.hurnmuseum.org/ Forsyth to Victory Art March — A self-guided walking tour of mid-town artisans, business and galleries including Little Beasts, Desotorow, Scribble Arts Studio, Savannah’s Clay Spot and more. The first Friday of every month. Friday, July 6, 6-9 p.m. Starts at Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Gallery 11 Summer Reception — The twelve artists of Gallery 11 host a summer reception recognizing three acclaimed artists who recently found a new home at the gallery. Savannah print maker Grace Rohland will be welcomed along with Savannah College of Art and Design graduate student XI Guo. Inspirational artist and writer, Margaret Clay rounds out the trio of new artists at Gallery 11. The public is invited to attend the evening reception on Thursday, July 19, from 5-8 p.m. at the second-floor City Market gallery, accessible by stairs or elevator. City Market, upstairs, Franklin Ward South Building (enter near Belford’s) Gallery 11, 309 W. St. Julian St. Upstairs

Gold Series — The newly renovated Massie Heritage Center presents this solo exhibition by Jessica ScottFelder through July 30. The Massie Heritage Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St. Happy Medium — A collaborative show featuring Kalin Allen, Sam Bryer, John Faircloth, Cheralynn Johnston, Heather MacRae, William Ruller, William Singer, Ben Tollefson, Jen Small and Jane Winfield. Gallery Hours Mon- Fri 2-6 pm. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd. I am. I am. I am. — Savannah College of Art and Design Thesis Exhibition showing works by Candace Reilly. July 13 from 6-8 p.m. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave Laissez-faire Tybee Show & Sale — Tybee Arts Association Art Show and Sale is called “Laissez-faire,” i.e., free from regulation and mundane reality. Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, July 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The July show will feature multiple artists with varying styles exhibiting in a booth atmosphere and interacting directly with patrons. Glass, stained glass, silversmith, jewelry, wearable fabric art, found art, oil and acrylic painting. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood near Lighthouse

One Night Show — 2nd annual one-night show featuring recent works by SCAD’s eLearning MA & MFA Painting Candidates. July 6 from 6-9 p.m. Little Beasts Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Rev. Howard Finster — Exhibition features 168 works by visionary north Georgia artist Howard Finster. Exhibit up through August. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. The Voice Within — The works of Mary C. Leto & Mira B. Scott. Paper making lecture by Mary C. Leto in August (date TBA). Mary C. Leto is a conceptual artist specializing in hand made paper and books. Mira Scott’s work is influenced by the expressionist style of Gauguin known as Synthetism. July 7-Aug. 17, reception Sat. July 7 6-8 p.m. Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday through Friday Saturday 9:30-12:30. Picture This Gallery, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Vibrant Life — Work by local folk/abstract artist Jeff Zeigler. Currently one can call (912) 655-4204, or e-mail jeffzeigler2007@gmail.com in order to set up viewing appointments. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 18, 7-11pm. Decisions Business Center, 2702 Hopkins St. Visions of The Prophet — May 26–September 16 at the Telfair Academy. Selected works from the Telfair’s collection of Gibran’s visual art.

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Perhaps it’s best to think of Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider–Man and Marc Webb’s 2012 The Amazing Spider–Man as the cinematic equivalents of Coke Classic and New Coke. Despite some alterations to the source material (hey, where’s Gwen Stacy?), the Raimi take earned the trust of most purists, offering a near–perfect Peter Parker in Tobey Maguire, treating the origin story in appropriate fashion (right down to the introduction of Spidey in that wrestling ring), and adding the right dash of humor that was long present in the comic book created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

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(Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a scientifically enhanced spider and finds himself blessed with newfound abilities. He also suffers the loss of his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen), a development that leaves him guilt–ridden since it was in his power to stop his uncle’s killer before the murder took place. New to the origin tale, though, is a plotline involving Peter’s father (Campbell Scott), a scientist who had been working on a secret formula before he and his wife (Embeth Davidtz) abruptly took

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off, leaving a much younger Peter in the care of Uncle Ben and Aunt May (Sally Field). The teenage Peter now seeks out his dad’s former colleague, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans); their collaboration will eventually lead to Dr. Connors turning into The Lizard and providing Spider–Man with his first super–villain challenge. The film’s problems begin with the casting of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. It was easy to believe that Maguire’s Parker would be a high– school whipping boy, but Garfield? The actor tries his hardest, but when it looks as if Peter Parker just stepped out of a GQ photo shoot (right down to the perfectly coifed hair), it’s hard to take him seriously as someone who’s perpetually ignored by girls and harassed by guys. Far more believable is Emma Stone as Peter’s lady love Gwen Stacy, while Sheen is a sensible choice to play Uncle Ben. Field, on the other hand, is far too young to be playing Aunt May – who approved that casting, Forrest Gump?– while The Lizard isn’t nearly as memorable a villain as one might have reasonably

assumed. Visually, the picture strikes all the right notes (even if Spidey’s swings are a bit too neatly choreographed), although the same can’t be said for a script that went through at least two revisions before reaching the screen. What’s most surprising – and frustrating – about the film is that there’s little human dimension to it. Raimi took time out to examine the everyday lives of Maguire’s Peter and Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson – their discussion of future plans, her miserable home life with a drunken father, etc. – but Garfield’s Peter and Gwen are given little time for such introspection, with the script busily racing from one crisis or conspiracy to the next. What’s more, Webb’s movie is on the whole rather humorless: Aside from the hilarious (and obligatory) Stan Lee cameo, there are few throwaway gags on the level of Raimi’s inclusion of a Lucy Lawless cameo or the street musician’s mangling of the theme song from the Spider–Man TV cartoon. All of this isn’t to say that this

reboot should completely get the boot. On the contrary, The Amazing Spider–Man is acceptable hot– weather entertainment, filled with the types of colorful characters, frenetic action sequences and high–flying special effects we’ve come to expect from our multiplex outings.

TED

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Rude, raunchy and decidedly non– PC, Ted is the sort of movie for which trailers serve no purpose, since they can’t convey the R–rated content in PG–approved snippets. In fact, even the adults–only “red band” trailer plays it relatively safe – actually a good thing, since that just reserves more out–of–left–field hilarity for the actual viewing experience. The idea of Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear sounds as potentially disastrous as Mel Gibson and a talking beaver sock–puppet, but writer–director Seth MacFarlane manages to wring every last drop of comic potential out of this dubious premise. We first meet Ted during the 1980s, when friendless child John Bennett receives him as an ordinary Christmas present and, thanks to a well–timed falling star, discovers that his wish to have a live teddy bear has come true. (“It’s a Christmas miracle!” declares John’s mom. “Like baby Jesus!”) Ted naturally becomes a celebrity, even appearing alongside Johnny Carson in a bit of Forrest–Gump– meets–JFK sleight of hand, but like other child celebrities (“Corey Feldman ... Frankie Muniz,” the narrator reminds us), he’s been long forgotten over the ensuing decades, and he now spends his time on the couch, sharing bong hits with the grown–up John (Wahlberg) and repeatedly watching their favorite movie from their formative years, 1980’s Flash Gordon (“So bad, but so good,” states John, the best review ever given for this wonderful

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bit of cult kitsch). John has a beauteous, loving girlfriend in Lori (Mila Kunis), and while she’s been generally good–natured about the friendship between John and Ted, she realizes that it’s time John accepts adult responsibility so they might consider a real life together. She basically makes John choose between her and the bear, and it’s to the film’s credit that she’s not presented as an overbearing (no pun intended) shrew but as the most sensible person in the picture. John does indeed give adult life a try, and Ted even gets his own apartment and lands a job as a grocery store clerk (what he does on the job with two bottles of lotion is so naughty that the scene was even edited for the “red band” trailer!). But with so many parties to attend and so many bongs to tap, it’s hard for the best buds to remain apart for long. Prostitutes, rich doofuses, fat kids, 9/11, Jews, 80s music, Susan Boyle, James Franco, testicular cancer – pretty much everything’s open for funny business in Ted. But favorably adding to the mirth are some superb cameos – not the lazy sorts that mark too many other modern comedies, but ones that are expertly woven into the fabric of the story. Whether he’s wooing Kunis or roughhousing with Ted, Wahlberg is a lively presence in this film, and the scene in which he serves up a stream– of–conciousness tear through “white trash” girl names is an improvisational tour de force. As for Ted, we have no problem accepting him as a living, breathing entity, thanks to the superb effects work that seamlessly places him in the thick of the action. To be honest, I’m more impressed with the comparatively low–tech look of Ted than the been–there–done– that razzle dazzle of The Amazing Spider–Man – a startling declaration that might make some wonder if I’ve spent too much time myself on that couch with the bong–banging bear.

PEOPLE LIKE US

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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are best known as action–script specialists, whipping out screenplays both good (the Star Trek reboot, TV’s Alias) and bad (Transformers, Cowboys and Aliens), so it’s a modest surprise to see their names attached to the family drama People Like Us.


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Brave not only focuses on a memorable heroine but also takes the time to delve into a mother–daughter relationship. Couple this with the fact that this marks the first Pixar movie directed by a woman, and it all sounds like a forward step for this animated boys’ club in at least until one examines the evidence. For one thing, director Brenda Chapman didn’t finish making the film, replaced at some point by Mark Andrews. Was she fired? Did she walk off the set? Did she get struck down by some mysterious illness? Chapman is also credited for

small plane might be able to help, and so off they go, hitting the road with an abandoned mutt in tow. Seeking a Friend takes care not to turn into a standard comedy about a mismatched odd couple. Carell and Knightley are excellent in their respective roles, never overplaying the sentiment and making us believe that their characters can go about their lives even when they know said lives will soon be ending.

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coming up with the original story and screenplay for Brave, but as the movie subsequently went through three other writers, perhaps she was displeased with the direction the project took. I wouldn’t be surprised: Brave is a perfectly pleasant outing, but for a Pixar release, it’s frighteningly tame and conventional, with little of the complexity that has marked the majority of the studio’s past efforts. If nothing else, Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) makes for a vibrant heroine: With marble–smooth skin, flaming red hair seemingly modeled after early–90s Nicole Kidman, and archery skills to rival those of Robin Hood, she’s a spirited Scottish lass who, in the best animated tradition, longs for independence and adventure. Her rambunctious father, King Fergus (Billy Connolly), admires her earthiness and athletic abilities, but her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), ix nays such activities, insisting that Merida behave like a proper lady in order to land a suitable husband. Why Elinor would want her lovely daughter to marry any of the three clods presented as spousal material makes little sense, but never mind: After Merida shows up her suitors, the two women have it out, resulting in Merida storming out of the castle and right into a curse that will unite the pair in ways they couldn’t have foreseen. There’s emotional resonance in the way the bond between Merida and Elinor evolves over the course of the picture, but it just barely compensates for the nonstarter nature of the big twist that propels all the second–half action. As with all Pixar efforts, this is

visually outstanding, and there’s plenty of rowdy humor to keep audiences entertained. But for a supposedly progressive film, Brave is marked by a notable amount of timidity.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

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Seeking a Friend is small in scope and focus, even as it touches upon enormous issues. The narrative states that an asteroid is heading to Earth, and as we join the story, we learn that all hope is lost and the planet will only be inhabitable for another few weeks. The beauty of the screenplay by writer–director Lorene Scafaria is how it views the different ways in which people might react to their impending doom. Every single avenue of action rings true. Some party 24/7, fueled by illegal, hardcore drugs. Others continue to show up for work, as if nothing were out of the ordinary. Yet others have wild, unprotected sex, no longer bound by traditions of matrimony or fears of pregnancy or disease. The survivalists retreat into underground shelters, figuring they can wait out the impending ice age or whatever Nature has in store. Unable to be with his “true love,” the college sweetheart that got away, Dodge (Steve Carell) pretty much just wants to be left alone, a desire that goes unfulfilled after he makes the acquaintance of his neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley). This British lass just wants to make it back to England to be with her family, which proves to be difficult since the major airlines have all shut down. Dodge suggests that an acquaintance who owns a

Based on the popular Broadway show, Rock of Ages isn’t good enough to recommend and isn’t bad enough to qualify as a worthwhile guilty pleasure. Instead, it’s a sanitized pop show that makes rock ‘n’ roll seem about as raw, reckless and dangerous as a class of kindergartners singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” If real rock were as toothless as what’s presented here, Tipper Gore would never have bothered to launch her Holy Crusade back circa the time of the film’s 1987 setting. There’s a Tipper surrogate in the form of Patricia Whitmore (Catherine Zeta–Jones), the conservative wife of the Los Angeles mayor (Bryan Cranston) who’s determined to use their combined political clout to clean up the city. She plans to start with the Bourbon Room, a struggling nightclub owned by Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin). The Bourbon Room will close if Dennis can’t come up with a lot of cash fast, and he pins all his hopes on an appearance by Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), a perpetually wasted rock star who pals around with a monkey named Hey Man and stresses out his oily manager (Paul Giamatti) to no end. Stacee Jaxx treats everyone like dirt, a character flaw which doesn’t go unnoticed by a Rolling Stone reporter (Malin Akerman) who nevertheless finds herself attracted to this bad–boy rocker. Some of the veterans don’t fare much better. Zeta–Jones, so compelling in her Oscar–winning Chicago turn, looks uncomfortable lurching her way through musical numbers set to Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” Russell Brand is largely wasted as Dennis’ right–hand man, while Baldwin sings about as well as I figure skate. Others, like Giamatti and Akerman, fare better, although Hall of Fame honors clearly go to Cruise for his radical performance. CS

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Maybe they needed a break from crafting gems for Optimus Prime to speak (“At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!”), or maybe they figured this was their Oscar– winning Ordinary People –– at any rate, the middling result will doubtless send them scurrying back to the various cash cows grazing in their fields. People Like Us works in spurts, but that’s almost entirely due to the contributions of its actors. Chris Pine plays hustling businessman Sam, who learns after his estranged father’s death that the old man had a second family on the side. Sam visits Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), the half–sister he never knew he had, but rather than reveal his identity, he elects to bide his time and pose as a concerned AA colleague instead. This narrative contrivance, which has been employed so often in movies that it deserves both a retirement party and a funeral, blocks scripters Kurtzman (who also directed), Orci and Jody Lambert from ever fully delving into the worthy subjects of familial betrayal and reconciliation, keeping viewers as distant from the characters as the characters are from each other. Some superlative turns help significantly: Michael Hall D’Addario never makes an open play for sympathy as Frankie’s troubled son, while Olivia Wilde brings some outsider perspective as Sam’s sensible girlfriend. Best of all is Banks as the harried single mom who’s repeatedly being dealt right cross punches every time she turns around. Come to think of it, Banks is frequently the best thing about any movie in which she appears – tell me again why she isn’t a huge star?

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Kid’s Happenings 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 [063012]

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 912-897-5984 or email irishdancsav@ aol.com Adult classes also available.

Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream

From July 2 - 30, bring your child to Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St., between 4pm and 7pm, to say the Pledge of Allegiance (from memory) and receive a free child’s scoop of ice cream. Children must be 12 and under. Information: www. leopoldsicecream.com or 912-234-4442

Live Oak Libraries Summer Reading Program

“Dream Big…READ” is the theme of this year’s Live Oak Libraries Summer Reading Program, happening through Aug. 17. For students up to age 18. To sign up, visit any Live Oak Public Libraries branch and pick up a “Dream Big...READ” Reading Log, or download one from www.liveoakpl.org. You may read or be read to by others. Receive rewards for your reading, and become eligible for prize drawings. This year’s grand prize is a trip to Disney World for a family of four. Children who complete 40 hours of reading this summer will be recognized as Summer Reading VIPs at this year’s 2012 Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Forsyth Park.

Puppet People Friday Summer Shows

Every Friday during the Summer of 2012, Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will be performing a puppet show, open to the public. Includes Back Stage Pass Tour and a Puppet Craft. Call for reservations. Puppet shows and Puppet crafts may vary. Fridays June 1 – August 31, 11:00am– 12:00pm. The Puppet Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Savannah. Cost: $10 Per Person. Parent discount: $7 tickets. Information: 912-355-3366 or puppetpeople.com. Email:puppets@puppetpeople.com

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 animals. $5 for children, General admission ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) for adults. Preregister by

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Benefits

July 23-27, 2012. The Burton 4-H Center offers a week-long summer day camp offering exciting and educational activities based on our marine environment. Includes beach time and swimming. Open to children 8 to 15yrs. Camp cost for the week is $165 per child. Limited number of partial scholarships available. All materials needed to register for camp and apply for a scholarship are available at the website www.burton4h. org. For more information call 912.786.5534.

Eagle Scout (Scouting) candidate Zachary Nadel is sponsoring a blood drive for his Eagle Scout project. July 7 at Southside Fire Department, 2009 Grove Point Rd., 9am-2pm. Zachary was motivated to sponsor a blood drive after watching his grandfather fight leukemia, including weekly blood transfusions and platelets.

Course begins July 24. Class time and field work. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Division at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. $100. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern. edu.

Monday, July 9th, The Melting Pot restaurant will donate 10% of their proceeds to the Savannah Care Center when you come for dinner. Savannah Care Center is a local pregnancy resource center that provides support to women in unplanned and crisis pregnancies. For further details “like” the Savannah Care Center on Facebook or call 236-0916.

Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Dept of Continuing Ed, at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Offers experienced Photoshop users the opportunity to go beyond the basics of the program. Acquiring images, automating tasks, using masks and channels, and layer grouping, stacking, linking, and comps. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 11, 18 25 and August 1. Information including fees: Judy Fogarty (912) 644-5967 or jfogarty@ georgiasouthern.edu.

Tybee Summer Day Camp at Burton 4-H Center

Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

A group of conservative political activists that meets the 13th of each month at Tubby’s restaurant, 2909 River Drive in Thunderbolt, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We are dedicated to the preservation of the U. S. Constitution and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. See our Facebook page or call Michael or Elizabeth at 912.604.4048. All are welcome. [062712]

Breakfast with Attorney General Sam Olens

Savannah Tea Party presents Attorney General Olens discussing the outcome of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. July 9, 7:30am at Johnny Harris Banquet Hall, 1401 E. Victory Dr. $25. Information: Marolyn Overton: 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver: 912-663-8728.

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 [062712]

Presentation on Affordable Health Care Act Skidaway Island Democrats presents Dr. Blake Caldwell, longtime physician and CDC expert, on the content of the Affordable Health Care Act and what it means, now that it has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Caldwell will speak at their regular meeting, Wed. July 25, 7 p.m at the conference room of the Landings Association building, 600 Landings Way South. The public is invited. For more information, email: oxhouse@aol.com

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. Business meeting at 6pm. All are welcome. Please join us to make a difference concerning local, state and federal policies that affect our way of life. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728f or additional info. [070112]

Blood Drive benefiting American Red Cross

Dine Out to Benefit Savannah Care Center

Call for Entries “Done in a Day” Grants to Nonprofits and Community Groups

Junior League of Savannah is now accepting applications for ‘Done in a Day”, Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds. Typical projects include assistance with painting, gardening, special events or physical improvements. The projects are generally scheduled over a time span of a one-day period on a Saturday or Sunday, with a need of ten to fifteen volunteers. To apply, visit the Junior League of Savannah’s website at www.jrleaguesav.org or call the League’s Headquarters at 912-790-1002. The application deadline is July 15, 2012.

City of Savannah Cultural Affairs: Grant Proposals Sought 2013 cultural proposals for City of Savannah funding are sought for three categories of programs: Cultural Education/ Access; Festivals; and Cultural Tourism. Recipients must be a 501-c-3 nonprofit headquartered within Savannah city limits and must occur in Savannah during 2013 calendar year. Application deadline is Sat. July 7 at 5pm. Informational workshops for applicants will be held in May and June. Contact Michelle Hunter for workshop information or grant information at 912-651-6417 or mhunter@savannahga. gov. More information on grants and workshops at www.savannahga.gov/ cityweb/culturalaffairsweb.nsf.

Junior League Membership Applications Now Being Accepted

Junior League of Savannah is looking for good women with a heart for voluntarism for the Fall 2012-2013 Provisional Class. To request an application, email headquarters@jrleaguesav.org. Applications and fees are due on July 15, 2012. Please contact Keller Deal with any additional questions, kellerdeal@gmail.com. For more information about the Junior League of Savannah please visit www.jrleaguesav. org.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Advanced Creative Photography

Advanced Photoshop

Advanced Project Management

Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Ed Division at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Fridays, 7/13/2012 and 8/10/2012, and Saturdays 7/28/2012 and 8/25/2012. Sessions held: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $1300 per person. Register by Thursday, July 12. Fee includes materials and copy of the PMBOK. http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/ projectmanagementtopics.html

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056. [062812]

Avatar® Info Hour

Are you interested in improving the world? Do you want to foster community locally and abroad? Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month to explore the Avatar tools and learn how to live your life deliberately. Call Brie at 912-429-9981 to RSVP and for location details. http://www. theavatarcourse.com. [062812]

Beading Classes

Learn about jewelry making, bead weaving, and bead embroidery and other techniques. Classes are every Saturday through the summer. Perlina Bead Shop, 6 West State Street, Savannah. Call ahead to reserve aspace or visit web site for class schedules and instructions. 912441-2656 or www.perlinabeadshop.com

Beading Classes at Bead Dreamer Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. [062812]

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, juijitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit http://www.ctcsavannah.com/ [062812]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

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Go in-depth into photography principles, aperture and shutter combinations, bracketing and composition. Spend time in the field and the classroom. You’ll need a DSLR camera, changeable lenses and a tripod, and must be able to write files to a USB drive for critiques. Tuesdays, July 3 - 17, 6:30-8:30pm, and Saturdays July 6 and 13, 8:30-10:30am. (in the field). Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu $100 Offered in Savannah at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Department. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu

Dr. Alejandro Junger Presents The Clean Program

New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Alejandro Junger, M.D., will begin leading his Clean detoxification program at Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd, beginning Wednesday, July 11th. Meetings will be held Wednesdays nights from 7:30 - 8:30pm until August 8, throughout the 28 day program. The program described in his book Clean was developed by Dr. Junger to rid the body of toxins and restore it to optimal health by eliminating foods that cause inflammation and allergic reactions within the body. (912) 695-9990 or visit www. savannahpoweryoga.com.

Drawing II

This class will explore the use of props and photographs to achieve strong composition. Previous drawing experience required. Mondays, 7/16/2012 to 8/6/2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Information 912-6510942 or christinataylor@georgiasouthern. edu $125. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern Continuing Ed at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted

Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)5077138. kbillustration@mac.com [062812]

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 monthly. $30/session. Information: 912-443-0410. [062812]

English for Second Language Classes

Students of all ages are invited to learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. Free. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 E Savannah. 912-897-3604. Contact: James Lavin or Minister John LaMaison www. islandschristian.org. [062812]

Facebook for Beginners

A little help getting started or learning more about Facebook. Stay in touch with family and high school friends all over the world. July 23, 6:30-8:30pm. $55. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuiong Education Dept. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Register: 912478=5551 or georgiasouthern.edu

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Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686. [062812]

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Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. [062812]

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 9:30 am and Wednesdays 6:00 pm at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 drop-in, $12 - 6 classes. For more info contact Elaine Alexander, GCFP at 912-223-7049 or elaine.alexander@ ymail.com. [062812]

Free Money Management Class

July 10, 6-7:30pm. Don’t take a vacation from your credit. Learn how to keep your credit from giving you the summertime blues. Call 912-691-2227 or email cccs@ cccssav.com. Free. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull Street. Sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling and Step Up Savannah.

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [062812]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@ gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [062812]

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987 [062812]

Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 through 18 and their parents. Classes start in August with registration in July. Classes offered in Guyton and Savannah. Go to www.CoastalEmpireMusic.com for more details. [062812]

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com [062812]

Kids Pottery Camp 2012

June 11-Aug. 24th, Pick from 10 different weeks of camps. Young ceramic artists can let their imaginations soar as they learn to create wonderful works of art. Campers continues on p. 32

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will cover a wide variety of ceramic techniques including both hand building and the potter’s wheel. All camps are weekly, 9am-12noon, $150.00 per camp. Contact: Lisa Alvarez Bradley lisa@savannahsclayspot.com. 912-5094647. www.savannahsclayspot.com. Camp held at The Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401.

Learn to Speak Spanish

Spanish Instruction for Individuals or Groups and Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation. Classes held at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. An eclectic range of tools used in each session, including: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, and interactive web media. Instruction tailored to student needs. Flexible scheduling. Information and pricing: 912-541-1337. [062412]

Music Lessons for All Instruments

Rody’s Music is now offering music lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. 7700 Abercorn St. For more information call 912-3524666 or email kristi@awsav.com. [051912]

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, drums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, flute, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail.com. [062812]

New Horizons Adult Band Program

A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info. [062812]

Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publishing your work. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes and mentoring, as well as manuscript critique, ebook formatting and more. Send an email to pmasoninsavannah@gmail. com for pricing and scheduling information. [062812]

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or www.savannahsclayspot.com [062812]

Painting and Drawing Lessons

Small group and private instruction offered by local painter Melinda Borysevicz. SCAD graduate with 15 years professional experience. Phone: 912.484.6415, email: melindaborysevicz@gmail.com, or visit melindaborysevicz.blogspot.com. [062812]

Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-713-2718 for more information. [062812]

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Saturday at 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds, and better investing. Meetings take place at Panera Bread on Bull and

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Broughton. Contact us at charlesfund@ gmail.com for more information. [062812]

Thomas: exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info. [062912]

Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. For more information call 912-655-0994 or visit savannahsacredharp.com. [062812]

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., Thunderbolt. [062912]

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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. Fridays 5.30-8-30pm, Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W State St Savannah, 3rd floor. 786-247-9923 www.anitraoperadiva. com [062512]

The Fifth Agreement: Workshop

A course based on The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel & Don Jospeh Luis. Tuesdays, July 10 to July 31, 6:30 to 8pm. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Savannah. Registration by July 1, 2012: $10.00 per person. Contact Lydia Rose Stone, 912-704-0798.

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 [062912]

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. [062912]

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) 308-6768 for more info. [062912]

Chatham Sailing Club

Meets the first Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah (across fom N. Cromwell Rd.) If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem! Information: http://www. chathamsailing.org. [051912]

Energy Healers

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/ [062912]

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area Korean War and 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. Honor Flight is seeking veterans interested in making a trip to Washington. For more info: (912) 596-1962 or www.honorflightsavannah.org [062912]

Islands MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Meets first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. Information or registration: call 912-898-4344 or kymmccarty@hotmail. com. http://www.mops.org/ [062912]

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/ [062912]

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [062912]

Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514 [063012]

Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [062912]

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. [062912]

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. [062912]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer’s Salon meetings 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. [062912]

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. [063012]

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

A new club formed to bring lovers of card games together to play games such as Spades, Hearts, Rummy, etc. We will meet every other Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13. E. Park Ave. Next meeting is July 5. Children are welcome. No fee. Information: 912-6608585. [061012]

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965. [062912]

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet 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. [062912]

Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info. [062912]

Savannah Art Association

The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912-232-7731 [062912]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage firstclass prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Savannah Association for the Blind (SAB), 214 Drayton Street. All are welcome. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208. [062912]

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of the 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. [062912]

Savannah Clemson Club

Savannah Area Clemson alumni and supporters meet at various times and locations throughout the year. Game viewing parties for football, basketball and baseball, as well as a spring cookout, Sand Gnats outings and service events. https://cualumni.clemson.edu/ sslpage.aspx?pid=460 and look for us on Facebook! Information: Gareth Avant at garethavant@ gmail.com or 336-339-3970. [051312]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. [062912]

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club


for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 429-6918 or email savannahfencing@aol.com. [062912]

nounced location. No dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: onebornfree@ yahoo.com

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day! Call (912) 308-6768 to learn more. [062912]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Savannah Go Green

Savannah Jaycees

Meeting/info 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. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www. savannahjaycees.com [062912]

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program. The club hosts activities, tours and events to assist in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com [062912]

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. [062912]

Savannah Storytellers

Starting Wed., July 18 our regular meeting time will be 6-7pm every other Wednesday at Tubby’s on River Drive in Thunderbolt. Open to the public. Supported through voluntary donations rather than dues. The aim of Savannah Storytellers is to “talk to tell” a story or stories. We will help, encourage and instruct you in audiorercording and/or presenting your own story, through constructive criticism, examples and discussion. Information: 912-35400048, or 912-224-2904 [062412]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn. http://www.savannahsunriserotary.org. [062912]

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. [062912]

Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM. Barnes and Noble, in Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Extension, Savannah, Georgia. Free and open to the public.I nformation: savannahwritersgroup. blogspot.com or 912-572-6251. [063012]

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. Usually held at Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln Street. For specifics, visit SeersuckerLive.com. [063012]

The Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals interested in finding more freedom in a less and less free world. For individualists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, agorists, voluntarists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. at an-

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Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: www.savannahaux.com or telephone 912598-7387. [063012]

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. [063012]

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information. [063012]

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. 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 [062812]

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. [062812]

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 [062812]

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. [062812]

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ yahoo.com. [052812]

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 [062812]

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. [062812]

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. [062812]

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 912-704-2052. [062812]

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. [062812]

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586. [062812]

Pole Dancing Classes

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. [062812]

Salsa Savannah Dance & Lessons

Lessons Tue. & Thur. at SubZero Lounge, 109 W. Broughton St., from 7-10pm. (Free intro class at 7pm). Dancing 10-close. Drink specials during happy hours. Lessons on Sat at Salon de Baile at Noon. Visit salsasavannah.com / 912-704-8726 for info. [062812]

Savannah Dance Club

Savannah Dance Club“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn / Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): Shag, Swing, ChaCha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. [062812]

Savannah Shag Club

music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. [062812]

Events Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

Find them at various spots around town including Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm at Green Truck on Habersham, Thursdays

3-5:30pm at Bethesda Farmers’ Market and Saturdays 9-1 at Forsyth Farmers Market. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy and more. revivalfoods. com. [062812]

Farmer’s Market and FleaTique

In the parking lot of Cents & $ensibility , 6703 Johnny Mercer Blvd. on Wilmington Island. Saturday, July 7. Set up is 8 to 9 and sale is 9 to 1. Plenty of parking behind the center. Booths are $15 outside, $25 for inside ones on a first come, first serve basis. A portion of booth rental will be donated. July will benefit the Marc Cordray Kidney Fund.

Fort Pulaski Summer Hours and Programs

Fort Pulaski National Monument begins its extended summer schedule on Saturday, June 2. The Visitor Center and the historic fort will be open daily from 9am to 6:30pm. Park gates wil close at 6:45pm. Additional daily Ranger programs will be available for the public. Information: www.nps.gov/fopu or 912-786-5787. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person. Free for ages 15 and under.

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street, on this 20-30 minute tour, its restoration, architectural notes and touch on the history of theatre and early cinema. $4 per person, cash or check only. Group rates for 10 or more. School trips available. Times: No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm daily. Reservations available for other times. Information: 912-525-5023 or emuller@lucastheatre.com. [062412]

St. Pius X High School Alumni Assoc. 2012 Summer Picnic

Annual Summer Picnic is Saturday, August 18, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Camp Villa Marie, Isle of Hope, Savannah. (All students who attended the school between 1952 and 1971 are invited. Food, fun, music, and games. Cost: $ 25.00 per adult, $12.50 for 12 and under. Free for age 5 and under. Please register by July 15. Make checks payable to the SPXHHAA, c/o Rex Deloach, ’55 - 1534 East 34th Street, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information, call Mr. Deloach at 912-238-0190.

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 [062812]

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 and on weekends at The Muse Arts Warehouse www.musesavannah.org [062812]

Fitness Bellydance Fusion Classes

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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 [063012]

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 912660-7399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@ yahoo.com [063012]

Blue Water Yoga

Community donation based classes held at the Talahi Island Community Center. Tue. & Thur. 5:45 -7:00p Fri. 9:30-10:30a For info email egs5719@ aol.com or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. [063012]

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. [063012]

Free Yoga Classes with Erika Tate

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm. Build strength, increase flexibility and relieve stress in a supportive, encouraging environment. For adults and youth 12 years and older. Designed for all fitness levels. Mats available. Brought to you by bluknowledge, LLC and the City of Savannah/ Moses Jackson Advancement Center. Information: (912) 525-2166. Held at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410 B Richards Street. [063012]

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to learn about free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop ins welcome. [063012]

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Call for times and fees. 912232-2994 or visit www.savannahyoga.com. [063012]

Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and Semi-Private classes by appointment. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Suite-A Ferguson Ave. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. 912.238-0018. http://savannahpilates.com. [063012]

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions are held on 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. Course fee: $100. Contact Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 or ann@ aikyayoga.com. [063012]

Savannah Disc Golf Club

Weekly events (Entry $5): Friday 5 pm Friday Night Flights. 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. [063012]

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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 [063012]

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. [063012]

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. [063012]

Zumba Fitness (R) Classes with April

Mondays @ 5:30 and Thursdays @ 6:30. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Just $5 for nonmembers. Call 912349-4902 for more info. [063012]

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. [063012]

Zumba Fitness Classes with Mai

Monday 8:30-9:30 am, Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 G. Montgomery Crossroads,$5. Tues & Thurs 10-10:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/members, $5/ Gen. Adm. Weds 9:30-10:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Saturdays 9-10am (summer hours), St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Contact Mai @ 912604-9890. [063012]

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. [0622812]

Gay AA Meeting

True Colors AA Group, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Sundays at 7:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Thursdays at 7:00 pm at 307 E Harris St, top floor. [062812]

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-5476263. [062812]

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 912-288-7863 or email heather@ savpride.com. [062812]

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. [062812]

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. [062812]

Health Free hearing & speech screening

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech & Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. www.savannahspeechandhearing.org [062812]

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check www.SavannahAA. com for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-356-3688 for information. [062812]

Health Care for Uninsured People

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for primary health for the uninsured of Chatham County. The center, located at 1302 Drayton, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 912-4439409. [062812]

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, www.lllusa. org/web/SavannahGA.html. [062812]

Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John. S. Delaware Center from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. On Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, the classes are held at the center on 1910 Abercorn Street. Zumba (Tuesdays). Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises. (Mondays & Wednesdays). Information: 912-447-6605. [062812]

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154. [062812]

SmokeStoppers Intensive Class

Group-facilitated smoking cessation program, will offer an intensive class (8 sessions over 5 weeks), Proven-effective strategies to help control smoking urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress, avoid weight gain. Dates: 7/30 (Orientation Session), 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/20, 8/23, and 8/28. Classes at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 2. Orientation and class attendance is mandatory. Fee: $100. Free for cancer survivors. info/regis: 912-819-3368 or 800-501-4054, or www.sjchs.org.

Nature and Environment Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Programs of EOA have been earning free financial support by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Bring empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops to EOA for recycling through FundingFactory, in exchange for their choice of technology recreation products, or even cash. Business Support Program of Funding Factory will give benefit to EOA for materials recycled through them by business registered with them.

Drop off recyclables at 618 West Anderson Street, Rm. 202, Savannah, GA 31415 To learn more about supporting EOA, including the Business Support Program (recycling) call Debbie Walker at 238-2960 ext.126, or dwproperty@aol.com or at www.FundingFactory.com. [053112]

The Dolphin Project

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. Age-appropriate programs and related handouts. www.thedolphinproject.org [062712]

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. [062712]

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. 898-3980, www.oatlandisland.org. [062712]

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: 912-2368115 or www.wilderness-southeast.org. [062712]

Pets & Animals Humane Society Pets for Adoption

This summer, the Humane Society of Greater Savannah is experiencing an unprecedented increase in surrendered dogs available to be adopted. See dogs available for adoption at www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or contact: Erin Fontes, Volunteer & Special Programs Coordinator, 912-354-9515 Extension 112. Or email Erin at EFontes@HumaneSocietySAV.org. Visit in person at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, every day from 11am-6pm. [062412]

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 [062712]

St. Almo’s

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. [062712]

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


Savannah Storytellers

Next meeting is Thurs. July 12 at 2910 River Drive #102, (across from Tubby’s) in Thunderbolt, at 11:00 a.m. Bess Chappas, local author and storyteller, will present “Around the World in Forty Minutes”.. Call for your reservation for this event: 912 354 0048, or 912 224 2904.

Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club)

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 6523660. [062712]

Religious & Spiritual A New Church in the City, For the City.

We gather on Sunday mornings at Bryson Hall (5 East Perry St.) on Chippewa Square at 10:30 am. Like us on Facebook: Savannah Church Plant. [062712]

Guided Silent Prayer

A couple of songs done acoustically, about 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and a few minutes to receive prayer if you want (or remain in silence). A mid-week rest and re-focus. 6:45-8pm on Wednesdays at the Vineyard Church. 615 Montgomery St. (behind Blowin’ Smoke BBQ). www.vineyardsavannah.org [062712]

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. {062712]

Service of Compline

The Service of Compline at Christ Church has moved: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher--different location. 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.” [062712]

Sizzlin’ Summer Suppers at White Bluff Presbyterian Church

Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, beginning June 13, gather for simple food, good community and a spiritual lift. A cookout supper followed by a simple vespers service. Supper is free, although contributions are welcome. The church is located at 10710 White Bluff Road in Savannah. Information: www.whitebluffpresbyterian.com.

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. [062712]

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. [062712]

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@

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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. [062712]

World Day of Prayer for Youth

World Day of Prayer For Youth. One hour of prayer is to unify churches from all over the world to stand together in the body of Christ. Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church 1110 M.L.K. Jr., Blvd. Savannah, GA. 912-234-0167 Free and open to the public.

Sports & Games Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. facebook.com/savannahbikepolo for more information. [062712]

Support Groups Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of the Al-Anon Family Groups is one of strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults, and Alateen is for young people ages 13-19. Meetings daily throughout Savannah and the surrounding area. Check www.savannahalanon.com for meeting information and times, or call 912-598-9860. [062512]

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ARIES

March 21–April 19 Members of the Nevada Republican Party have concocted a bizarre version of family values. A large majority of them are opposed to gay marriage and yet are all in favor of legal brothels. Their wacky approach to morality is as weird as that of the family values crowd in Texas, which thinks it’s wrong to teach adolescents about birth control even though this has led to a high rate of teen pregnancies. My question is, why do we let people with screwed–up priorities claim to be the prime caretakers of “family values”? In accordance with the astrological omens, I urge you to reject the conventional wisdom as you clarify what that term means to you. It’s an excellent time to deepen and strengthen your moral foundation.

TAURUS

April 20–May 20 There’s a term for people who have the ardor of a nymphomaniac in their efforts to gather useful information: *infomaniac.* That’s exactly what I think you should be in the coming week. You need data and evidence, and you need them in abundance. What you don’t know would definitely hurt you, so make sure you find out everything you need to know. Be as thorough as a spy, as relentless as a muckraking journalist, and as curious as a child. P.S. See if you can set aside as many of your strong opinions and emotional biases as possible. Otherwise they might distort your quest for the raw truth. Your word of power is *empirical.*

GEMINI

May 21–June 20 Of all the signs of the zodiac, you’re the best at discovering short cuts. No one is more talented than you at the art of avoiding boredom. And you could teach a master course in how to weasel out of strenuous work without looking like a weasel. None of those virtues will come in handy during the coming week, however. The way I see it, you should concentrate very hard on not skipping any steps. You should follow the rules, stick to the plan, and dedicate yourself to the basics. Finish what you start, please! (Sorry about this grind–it–out advice. I’m just reporting what the planetary

omens are telling me.)

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CANCER

LIBRA

The epic breadth of your imagination is legendary. Is there anyone else who can wander around the world without ever once leaving your home? Is there anyone else who can reincarnate twice in the span of few weeks without having to go through the hassle of actually dying? And yet now and then there do come times when your fantasies should be set aside so that you may soak up the teachings that flow your way when you physically venture outside of your comfort zone. Now is such a moment, my fellow Cancerian. Please don’t take a merely virtual break in the action. Get yourself away from it all, even if it’s only to the marvelous diversion or magic sanctuary on the other side of town.

Goldfish that are confined in small aquariums stay small. Those that spend their lives in ponds get much bigger. What can we conclude from these facts? The size and growth rate of goldfish are directly related to their environment. I’d like to suggest that a similar principle will apply to you Librans in the next ten months. If you want to take maximum advantage of your potential, you will be wise to put yourself in spacious situations that encourage you to expand. For an extra boost, surround yourself with broad–minded, uninhibited people who have worked hard to heal their wounds.

LEO

Over the years, you’ve explored some pretty exotic, even strange ideas about what characterizes a good time. In the coming days, I’m guessing you will add to your colorful tradition with some rather unprecedented variations on the definition of “pleasure” and “happiness.” I don’t mean to imply that this is a problem. Not at all. To paraphrase the Wiccan credo, as long as it harms no one (including yourself), anything goes.

June 21–July 22

July 23–Aug. 22 In Norse mythology, Fenrir was a big bad wolf that the gods were eager to keep tied up. In the beginning they tried to do it with metal chains, but the beast broke free. Then they commissioned the dwarves to weave a shackle out of six impossible things: a bear’s sinews, a bird’s spit, a fish’s breath, a mountain’s root, a woman’s beard, and the sound a cat’s paws made as it walked. This magic fetter was no thicker than a silk ribbon, but it worked very well. Fenrir couldn’t escape from it. I invite you to take inspiration from this story, Leo. As you deal with your current dilemma, don’t try to fight strength with strength. Instead, use art, craft, subtlety, and even trickery. I doubt you’ll need to gather as many as six impossible things. Three will probably be enough. Two might even work fine.

VIRGO

Aug. 23–Sept. 22 This is a time when your personal actions will have more power than usual to affect the world around you. The ripples you set in motion could ultimately touch people you don’t even know and transform situations you’re not part of. That’s a lot of responsibility! I suggest, therefore, that you be on your best behavior. Not necessarily your mildest, most polite behavior, mind you. Rather, be brave, impeccable, full of integrity, and a

Sept. 23–Oct. 22

SCORPIO

Oct. 23–Nov. 21

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

There come times in your life when you have a sacred duty to be open to interesting tangents and creative diversions; times when it makes sense to wander around aimlessly with wonder in your eyes and be alert for unexpected clues that grab your attention. But this is not one of those times, in my opinion. Rather, you really do need to stay focused on what you promised yourself you would concentrate on. The temptation may be high to send out sprays of arrows at several different targets. But I hope that instead you stick to one target and take careful aim with your best shots.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) I’ve been meditating on a certain need that you have been neglecting, Capricorn –– a need that has been chronically underestimated, belittled, or ignored, by both you and others. I am hoping that this achy longing will soon be receiving some of your smart attention and

tender care. One good way to get the process started is simply to acknowledge its validity and importance. Doing so will reveal a secret that will help you attend to your special need with just the right touch.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20–Feb. 18 Due to the pressure–packed influences currently coming to bear on your destiny, you have Official Cosmic Permission to fling three dishes against the wall. (But no more than three.) If you so choose, you also have clearance to hurl rocks in the direction of heaven, throw darts at photos of your nemeses, and cram a coconut cream pie into your own face. Please understand, however, that taking actions like these should be just the initial phase of your master plan for the week. In the next phase, you should capitalize on all the energy you’ve made available for yourself through purgative acts like the ones I mentioned. Capitalize how? For starters, you could dream and scheme about how you will liberate yourself from things that make you angry and frustrated.

PISCES

Feb. 19–March 20 Check to see if you’re having any of the following symptoms: 1. sudden eruptions of gratitude; 2. a declining fascination with conflict; 3. seemingly irrational urges that lead you to interesting discoveries; 4. yearnings to peer more deeply into the eyes of people you care about; 5. a mounting inability to tolerate boring influences that resist transformation; 6. an increasing knack for recognizing and receiving the love that’s available to you. If you’re experiencing at least three of the six symptoms, you are certifiably in close alignment with the cosmic flow, and should keep doing what you’ve been doing. If none of these symptoms have been sweeping through you, get yourself adjusted.

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. [062512]

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 5:20pm, 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 912-819-7053. [062512]

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 8195704. [062512]

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. [062512]

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information and location, call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. (There is no charge for this meeting.) [062512]

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Room 250. A group for couples dealing 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. [062512]

Families Anonymous

A world wide twelve-step self-help support program for relatives and friends of people with substance abuse or behavioral problems. Savannah meeting on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. New location as of June 21. Memorial Health University Medical Center, first floor-Main Bldg, conference room D. Information: 912-660-6845 or email sandyjtyler@comcast.net. [062412]

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743. http://www.sjchs.org/ [062512]

Gambling Problem?

12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-748-4730. [062512]

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.


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Spinal Injury Support Group

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. All meetings at 6 pm. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall) Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org [062512]

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

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HIV-AIDS: Support Group

For information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912-231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS. [062512]

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. [062512]

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. [062412]

National Alliance of Mentally Ill -Support Groups

A weekly 90 minute support group for any with a mental health diagnosis. Free & open to the public. We also have a weekly family support group. Both groups meet on Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm. Both are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Free and open to the public. [062512]

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 Donna at 912-350-5616. http:// www.memorialhealth.com/backus [062512]

Parkinson’s Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666. [062512]

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 912-2337273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. [062512]

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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] Suicide is often labeled as “a senseless death,” leaving survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. The United Way of the Coastal Empire, Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle, and the Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an on-going support group for survivors of suicide on the third Thursday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Full Circle offices, 450 Mall Boulevard, Suite H.. A safe, confidential space to participants. No charge. Information: Barbara Moss at Full Circle, 912-629-1089 or Tara Jennings at United Way, 912-651-7722. [062512]

Teens Nurturing Teens

A support group for teens that have a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. For more information, call 912-819-5704. [062512]

Teens With No One to Turn To

Are you between the ages of 11-18, or a concerned parent of a teen? Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter can help. 912-234-4048 or www.parkplaceyes.org. [062512]

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, light administrative work, etc. Medical volunteers take blood pressure readings and assist in computer data management. 912-232-6624 or knoxm@sjchs. org. [062412]

Davenport House seeks Volunteer Docents

Davenport House docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in July. Date and time of our four week training program will be determined by participants. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email at info@davenporthousemuseum.org [062412]

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. [062412]

Good Samaritan Health 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. [062412]

Island Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Island Hospice, THA Group’s non-profit hospice service, is looking for volunteers in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston and Colleton Counties in South Carolina. Information 888-842-4663 or visit www. thagroup.org. [062412]

Live Oak Public Libraries

Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 912-6523661. http://www.liveoakpl.org [062412]

Medical Professional Volunteers Needed

St. Joseph’s Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, is looking for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Located at 1302 Drayton Street, the center also needs non-clinical volunteers to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston at 912-443-9409. [062412]

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call (912) 395-1500. 711 Sandtown Rd. http://www.oatlandisland. org [062412]

Pre-school Volunteers Needed

St. Mary’s Community Center is looking for early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. The program is offered Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. Please call Artinique Thomas at 912-447-0578. [062412]

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Share your time and special talents with

others, join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA (the Equal Opportunity Authority). Through RSVP, seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you serve from many local agencies. Information: call Linda Fields at 238-2960 ext. 123. [062412

Ronald McDonald House

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, 912-356-5520. http:// www.rmhccoastalempire.org [062412]

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 912-447-6605. {062412}

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.

Volunteer for the Forsyth Farmers Market

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah is seeking volunteers. The market happens each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park. Many types of volunteer needs. For more information please contact Ben Baxter, market manager at 912-313-4001. [062412]

Volunteer Training for the Rape Crisis Center

Become a sexual assault advocate/crisis intervention volunteer at the Rape Crisis Center. Support victims of sexual assault through the 24 hour crisis line and hospital response. Mature, empathetic, non-judgmental and dedicated individuals wanted. Contact 912-233-3000 or volunteers@ rccsav.org Next volunteer training dates are July 18th and 19th (6:00pm-9:00pm), July 21st (8:30am-4:00pm), and July 23rd-25th (6:00pm-9:00pm each night). To become a volunteer, you must attend all sessions. Must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check. cs

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278 Ferrill St. off Augusta Ave. 2BR/1BA, LR, DR $575/month, $275/security deposit. 1402 S.E. 36th St. 2BR/1BA LR, eat-in kitchen $595/month, $350/sec. dep. 1921 Reynolds St. 2-story 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, wrap around porch. $795/month, $350/security deposit. 2619 Carmel Ave. Off Derenne & Laroche, 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, carport $825/month, $825/sec. dep. 11 Silverstone Cir. Off Skidaway and Bonna Bella, Brick 3BR/2BA, LR, Den, Eat-in kitchen, covered patio, fenced yard, $995/month. 135 E.35th St. Brick 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, sunroom and large den, fenced yard $1200/month, $1200/sec. dep. 112 Ash Street Great Bloomingdale location 3BR/2BA, Large Eat-in kitchen, LR, Bonus room off Dining room, 1/2 acre lot, $895/month

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2303-B ABERCORN ST. 1BR, 1BA, Bonus room, W/D conn, all electric. No pets. $550/month. Reese & Company, 236-4233

3BR/2 BATH for rent, located 4 miles West of I-95 on Hwy. 204. $500 per month. Call 912-661-1516

2325 Shirley Drive, 3BR, Den, LR, DR, New Appliances, Paint, Carpet, Tile, CH/A, Screened Porch, Workshop, Fenced Yard, Ref’s, $900/mo 912-352-3727

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for rent 855 DUANE COURT: 2BR/1BA, living room, kitchen furnished, total electric $695/month. CAROLINE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, living room, kitchen furnished, total electric $695/month. VARNEDOE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, LR, kitchen $650. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

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VERY NICE HOUSES *2103 Causton Bluff Rd. 3BR/1BA $750. *221 Croatan St. 3BR/1BA $850. *127 Linden Drive. 3BR/1BA $850. Lots of extras. 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853

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

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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 h e a t / a i r. N o d e p o s i t . C a l l 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919

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Clean, safe, drama-free rooms available. Ceiling fans, Comcast cable, internet, central heat/air furnished. Walking distance to busline. Rooms $125 & Up. 912-228-1242 ROOMMATES WANTED Roommate needed for 3 BR House, on southside ref’s. working person, No drinking, No drugs. $ 550 month. 912-412-2166 transportation 900

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3BR/1.5 Baths, LR, DR, Den, CH&A, Fenced backyard. $850/month, $850/deposit. Section 8 Accepted. Call 356-5384 or 660-4296 9309 Dunwoody Drive. 3BR brick 1-1/2BA, total electric, central heat/air, ceramic tile floors, raised sundeck, fenced yard. Available n o w. $ 8 2 5 / m o n t h p l u s d e p . 912-921-5175

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HONDA 4 wheeler, 2009-, 2wd Pristine, one owner, used less than 40 hrs. $2,800. (305)587-4111 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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