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WEEK AT A GLANCE Freebie of the Week

Jane’s Walk Savannah

What: One of an international series of neighborhood walks inspired by urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs. When: Sat. May 5, 12-1:30 p.m. Where: Meet at Park and Bull Streets Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-308-7035. janeswalk.net/cities/landing/category/savannah

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07 Editor’s Note 08 FeedBack 10 (Civil) Society 14 Blotter 15 Straight Dope 16 News of the Weird

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Wednesday Lecture on the Art of Leo Villareal

What: “Manifestations of Enlightenment:

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29 Mark Your Calendar 30 Food & Drink 32 Art patrol 33 movies

son Avenue Info: bethesdaacademy.org/

Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House What: Experience an early 19th cen-

Leo Villareal’s Illuminating Enigmas ” is presented by Timothy Allen Jackson, a member of SCAD’s Dept. of Art History. When: Wed. May 02, 11 a.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Cost: Museum Admission. Members & College Students Free. Info: 912-790-8800. telfair.org/

tury tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden, served by and with costumed interpreters. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. When: May 3 & 4, 4:30 p.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Cost: $18 Info: 912/236-8097, www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

Sand Gnats Baseball

Villas of Early Islamic Spain

What: A seven-day home stand begins Wed. May 2 and runs through Tuesday. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Cost: Tickets start at $7.

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Film: Kara Simsek (a.k.a. “Turkish Rocky) (1985, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a “lower than B” movie that’s a Turkish remake, or rip-off, of Rocky. When: Wed. May 02, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com/

What: Glaire D. Anderson will discuss her research. When: Thu. May 3, 5:30 p.m. Where: SCAD MoA, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: scad.edu/

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour

What: Now with 90-second poetry. Call out a subject. Write a poem--stat. Or

Historic Preservation Week Launch Party

What: A party to kick off events celebrating the preservation of historic buildings that put Savannah on the map. When: Thu. May 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum Garden, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Cost: $75 Info: www.myhsf.org/

Theater: Anon(ymous)

What: SCAD Performing Arts Dept. presents a loose contemporary adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey.” Free for SCAD on May 3 only. When: May 3-5, 8 p.m., May 6, 3 p.m. Where: Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St. Cost: $5-$10 Info: 912-525-5050, scad.edu/

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Friday Film: Audrey Hepburn Birthday Tribute

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What: A mini-film festival of Audrey classics. Fri, May 4, 7pm. Charade, with Cary Grant. Music by Savannah’s Johnny Mercer. Sat. May 5, 3pm. Funny Face, with Fred Astaire. 7pm. Roman Holiday, with Gregory Peck. When: Fri. May 04 Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Cost: $8 each or 3 films for $15 with advance purchase. Info: 912-525-5050 .

Thursday Savannah Tall Ships Challenge

What: A festival of tall ships on both sides of the Savannah River. Visiting ships include The Bounty, featured in Pirates of the Caribbean. Plus cuisine, music and children’s entertainment. When: May 3-6 Where: Savannah Waterfront and Hutchinson Island, River Street, Cost: $20-$150. Children’s discounts. Free under age 4. Info: savannahtallshipschallenge.com/

Savannah Scottish Games: Whiskey Tasting and Pipe Band Parade

Bethesda Academy Organic Farm & Gardens Stand

What: Now open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Products are grown and stand is managed by Bethesda students and staff. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays. When: Thu. May 3, 3-5:30 p.m.

just have a cocktail and talk. When: Thu. May 3, 5:30 p.m. Where: Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St. Info: seersuckerlive.com/

Did someone say Audrey Hepburn Birthday tribute? That’s Friday

What: Get your Scottish on with a variety of Scotch whiskeys and music by the Savannah Pipe Band and the St. Augustine Ancient City Pipe and Drums. 5pm whiskey tasting followed by a 6pm parade from Molly MacPherson’s to Congress Street Social Club. When: Fri. May 4 Where: Molly MacPherson’s & City Market, 311 W. Congress St., Cost: Whiskey: $25/adv, $30 Door. Music:


SCAD Sand Arts Festival

What: From castles to critters to art in the sand. Watch SCAD students, alumni and faculty create sculpture on Tybee Island’s North Beach. When: Fri. May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Tybee Island North Beach Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.scad.edu/experience/ events/sand-arts/2012

ThincSavannah Egg Drop

What: What better way to celebrate ThincSavannah’s second anniversary than dropping eggs from a third story window? Participants must create a protective device to prevent an egg placed inside from breaking when dropped to the street below. Register: 1-2:30pm. Benefiting Jason Staats. When: Fri. May 4, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 300 Cost: $5 per egg. Free to watch. Info: 912-544-1200.

Savannah Rose Festival

What: A display of spring roses plus the botanical gardens with 10 acres of plantings and nature trails. When: Fri. May 04, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat. May 05, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. May 06, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Botanical Gardens, 1388 Eisenhower Dr., Cost: Donations accepted Info: 912-355-3883. www.savannahbotanical.org/

Concert: I Cantori presents Ye Shall Have a Song

What: American music spanning 200

years by Randall Thompson, Jean Berger, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives and William Billings. When: Fri. May 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn Streets Cost: $15/Adults. $10/Children. Info: 912-925-7866.

First Friday for Folk Music

What: Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly showcase presents Ken Skeens and Leigh Goldsmith, from Florida, and Jamison Murphy. When: Fri. May 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $2 suggested donation Info: 912-355-7172 , savannahfolk. org/

Comedy: Rene Bray

What: Savannah Comedy Revue presents their monthly showcase with touring comic Bray. When: Fri. May 4, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theater (upstairs from Club One), 1 Jefferson Street, Cost: $9 Info: 314-503-9005. reneebraycomedy.com/

Music: Trace Adkins

What: Platinum country music artist. When: Fri. May 4, 8 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre @ Sa-

vannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Cost: $39.50 - $75.00 Info: savannahcivic.com/

Theater: No Exit opens

What: The Collective Face presents the classic dark comedy by JeanPaul Sartre. When: May 4-5, 8 p.m., May 6, 3 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $10-$15 Info: (912) 713-1137. www.musesavannah.org/

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Saturday Discovering 1820s Savannah

What: The Isaiah Davenport House Museum offers an “Early Bird’s Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew”.. A 2.7 mile Saturday morning tour of what survives from 1820s Savannah, and information about what has been lost. Refreshments follow the tour. When: Sat. May 05, 7:30 a.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Cost: $20 Info: 912-236-8097. www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

36th Annual Savannah Scottish Games

What: Toss the caber, dance a Highland Fling, play a bagpipe, trace your (or someone else’s) Scottish roots. Kids events. Opening ceremonies at noon. Special honor for Juliette Gordon Low in honor of Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary. When: Sat. May 5, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Where: Bethesda Academy , 9520 Ferguson Avenue Cost: $10/Adv. $12/gate. Military/$8. Kids/$5 Info: savannahscottishgames.com/

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Vendors & farmers galore. When: Sat. May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Info: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org/

Dolphin Project--Program and Volunteer Training Event

What: Learn how to participate in this decades-old dolphin research program. When: Sat. May 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Memorial Hospital- Mercer Education Building - Classroom 3 Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.thedolphinproject.org/

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perhaps it’s a film! See for yourself. Created by SCAD Experimental Film and Installation students. When: Sat. May 5, 8-10 p.m. Where: SCAD’s Habersham Hall, 235 Habersham St. Cost: Free and open to the public

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Music: Straight No Chaser

What: American songs spanning two centuries by Stephen Foster, Randall Thompson, Jean Berger, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives. When: Mon. May 7, 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Rd., Skidaway Island Cost: $10-$15 Info: 912-925-7866

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Outing: Salt Marsh Kayaking

An Evening of Laughter with Jeanne Robertson

Sunday What: Wilderness Southeast hosts

an easy opportunity to kayak tidal creeks and salt marshes with a guide. Reservations required. When: May 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: Meet on Skidaway Island, call for location. Cost: $55 Info: 912-236-8115 . www.wilderness-southeast.org/

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival

What: Register on-site. Proceeds go to Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and other community Movement Disorders support groups. When: Sun. May 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: North Beach, Tybee Island Cost: $5.00 includes “beginners” kite Info: 912-508-4164

Doggie Carnival

What: Games, contests, prizes and a lot of doggies. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. When: Sun. May 6, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free Info: www.humanesocietysav.org

Savannah Children’s Choir

What: Final concert of the choir’s Spring Concert Series features tribute to the choir’s graduates. When: Sun. May 6, 4 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn Streets Cost: Free and open to the public Info: savannahchoir.org

Concert: UU’s Got Talent

What: Concert of singers, small groups, keyboard artists, flautists, pickers (both guitar and banjo). Mozart to Joni Mitchell, Debussy to Duke Ellington, Bizet to Billy Joel. When: Sun. May 6, 7 p.m. Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, Troup Square

Tuesday

What: Humorist tells stories about aging. Hosted by the Greater Savannah Council on Aging. When: Tue. May 8, 6 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: $20/adv. $25/door

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music

What: Poetry and music open mic. Sign up at 7:30pm. When: Tue. May 8, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: sentientbean.com/

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Wednesday Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley

What: Joseph P. Riley, Jr. the iconic mayor of our Lowcountry “sister city” speaks to the monthly luncheon of the Savannah Downtown Business Association. When: Wed. May 9, 11:30 a.m. Where: Ruth’s Chris, 111 W Bay St Cost: $30/members, $40/non-members thru May 3.

Film: George Peppard Tribute P.J. (1968, USA)

What: On the 18th anniversary of his

untimely death, a tribute to the late George Peppard (best known for TV’s “The A Team and “Banacek”) with a little-known, hard-boiled detective drama. When: Wed. May 9, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash only Info: sentientbean.com


Leaders wanted, apply within by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

I had the pleasure of checking out the remodeled Massie Heritage Center last week the same day it reopened to the public. The million–dollar renovation is money well–spent, and with this unveiling the formerly humble building on Calhoun Square immediately jumps into the discussion of first–tier attractions in Savannah. For those unfamiliar with the “Massie School,” as old–timers call it, it’s the oldest public school in Georgia. Wealthy planter Peter Massie founded it in 1856 to provide Savannah with a quality school for children of lesser means than his own. After the Civil War the Massie School would for a time be a dedicated school for African American children. Massie educated generations of local kids through the mid–1970s (my late next–door neighbor Eloise Rogers taught there for decades), after which time it became a museum and frequent field–trip destination. In short, the Massie School represents everything good about Savannah, in the way we’d like the world to see it. But the remodeling takes things to a new level, and stands on its own as a sort of mini–Savannah history museum in and of itself. The centerpiece of the renovation is a large layout of Savannah’s city plan. The push of a button begins a sound–and–laser show taking you through the development of James Oglethorpe’s one–of–a–kind design (actually not entirely unique, but we’ll get to that later). Other exhibits include a very well–done room interpreting Savannah’s architectural heritage and the valiant efforts by people like the late Emma Adler to preserve it (more on that later too). But as my daughter and I enjoyed the new exhibits, I couldn’t help but note the strangely fitting irony of the Massie unveiling taking place the same week as the tragically young death of Otis Brock III, longtime chief operations officer

of the Savannah–Chatham Public Schools. I can’t indulge in the more personal style of tribute to Brock you’ve no doubt already seen much of, since I only met him once. But one thing I’ve gathered about Otis Brock from talking to those who knew him well and worked with him: He was not only a rising star in Savannah, but perhaps the rising star — one of a very, very small group of people in town who move easily through, over and around the usual racial issues which are such a constant hindrance here. His name was mentioned not only as a successor to current Superintendent Thomas Lockamy, but as mayor of Savannah. Neither was meant to be. Brock leaves behind not only a family including young children, but a stunned populace in dire need of his kind of leadership. His sudden passing — at an age younger than my own — reinforced not only the fragile nature of life, but the fragility of leadership itself. Both are rare gifts. For example: Everything that people come to Savannah from all over the world to see and experience stems from two key leadership decisions made long ago:

The city plan exhibit at the Massie School

1) Oglethorpe’s original plan, studied the world over as a near–perfect urban design that’s as brilliant now as it was in 1733; 2) The preservation of his original plan by forward–thinking community leaders like Emma Adler in the 1950s and ‘60s. That’s it. Everything about Savannah that we might consider noteworthy — SCAD, Gulfstream, even Paula Deen and Pinkie Masters’ — in some way owes its success to just those two sterling examples of foresight. Don’t believe me? Consider the sad case of Brunswick, Georgia. Brunswick has never been what you’d call exciting. But with the devastation of the economic downturn, it’s now half–boarded up — just a smelly beat-down place you drive through on the way to St. Simons Island. But here’s the thing: Oglethorpe also founded Brunswick, and also laid it out according to his original Savannah plan. What happened? At some point, Brunswick’s “leaders” decided they didn’t need those pesky squares slowing down traffic. So they let the streets run right through the middle of them. Only one Brunswick square remains intact, and it’s a pale comparison to even the least impressive Savannah square. Brunswick is not only paying for that example of poor leadership decades after the fact, it will continue paying dearly for that poor leadership far into the indefinite future. That could have been us. Don’t fool yourself: It could still be us. Leadership is that fragile, and all it takes is one misstep now to destroy an entire future. Savannah’s at a crossroads. We face crucial decisions about future growth and quality of life. The question for us today is: Where is the next James Oglethorpe, the next Peter Massie, the next Emma Adler? The next Otis Brock III? Jobs are scarce these days. But ironically there are always plenty of openings available for a true leader.... cs

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Deepening is a ‘cancer’

Editor, Thanks for your piece regarding the proposed deepening of the Savannah River channel (“Sold down the river,” April 18). I’m not a scientist but so many of your points are my own thoughts born from common sense. I share your frustration in the seemingly hopeless effort to get people to understand the ramifications of this project. I railed against it in the tiny Bryan County News where I frequently do a column. Of course the Savannah paper would have nothing to do with it. The AJC isn’t up to the task either. The press isn’t so free any more. No one seems interested in putting a name to the culprit. We don’t know who the executives at the Georgia Ports Authority are. We don’t know which politicians gave their approval, written or otherwise. Working incognito makes things much easier. Trying to get personal comments from politicians, especially those at federal level, is impossible. The categorized form letters you get in

response are a joke. I realize that if you send a check along with the letter you get a better response. About three years ago I discovered, quite by accident, that the good old boys in Liberty County were well underway with a wastewater treatment plant designed to process 3.2 million gallons of sewage daily and dump it directly into the marshlands surrounding the Medway River between Bryan and Liberty counties. The Georgia EPD, in all its wisdom, was a partner in the crime. I blew a fuse! With the help of a local attorney, and a number of citizens who sympathized with our cause, we created a corporation to give ourselves legal status and started an e–mail campaign. Within a few days we could boast a membership of thousands of supporters. All that most of them asked for, was a way for them to participate. Many ask but very few really will find the time to contribute. Call a meeting and advertize it and you will get a turn–out and approval of your efforts but no action afterwards.

I contacted members of the local marine science community for their input and began a campaign of letter writing to the newspapers and political representation. We forced the EPD into public hearings and a delay of the project. It worked. The project died. It was never condemned by the EPD or refused a permit. There is power in the people. We went into the argument well entrenched with knowledge that our logical reasoning was backed up by solid evidence from scientific sources. Scientists most often work with grants. Their livelihood depends on the good graces of the political powers that be. For them to enter a fray such as represented by the Medway River project, they do so knowing that there is zero possibility for reward and a hundred percent possibility of retribution by the politically strong. When you argue that the wetlands will be destroyed by the Savannah harbor deepening, your words fall on deaf ears because 99 percent of the people who make the coast their

home have no idea where they live from an ecological standpoint. When the opposition preaches jobs–jobs–jobs in these times of economical stress their message rings true, true or false. The concept of the re–oxygenation of the waters is a fantasy. A massive and expensive fraud is about to be perpetrated on the tax payers. The people of Chatham County simply do not understand that they are about to foot the bill for a handful of industrialists to broaden their profit margins on the backs of the local residents. The only way to communicate this message is via e–mail. There would have to be a campaign of a very intense and dedicated nature to alert the citizenry who have little time for anything but to earn a living. Another factor is that people like to identify with success. The Ports Authority represents success. People like to be on the winning side.   Do the citizens of Chatham County really understand that they are going to foot a bill for the


the Corps of Engineers has stated in writing that the deepening of the channel will have zero effect on the percentage of growth of the Port? This raises the question, “why do we need to do it”? The answer has nothing to do with the betterment of the community. It has to do with political posturing and profits for stockholders, importers and shipping lines. Have citizens been given the facts about what it is going to cost the local community to line the pockets of a very few?  Coastal Georgia and its citizenry has never swayed the direction of politics in Atlanta. We are the stepchild

of the system. Don’t believe me? Tell me the name of the last governor of the state of Georgia from any one of the five coastal counties or even adjoining counties. We are the pawns of the carpetbaggers of the 21st century, some of whom live among us. The move forward with the deepening of the Savannah River Channel is a shame and a disgrace. It will be like a cancer. The disastrous end result of the disease will not be known for many years when the culprit, the source, is long gone.

Roy (Hub) Hubbard

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pond and the relocation of their freshwater wells? Has the Corps of Engineers asked the opinion of third party marine scientists? You have to realize also that the Corps of Engineers survives on highdollar long-term projects. If they don’t have one they will make one. Do the longshoremen and stevedores, tugboat and pilot boat crews not see the truth, that there will be more automation, consolidated cargos and maximum efficiency designed to push the profits of the end holders by reduceing the level of labor and time required to move the product? Do citizens fully understand that

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maintenance of those ridiculous oxygenators? Do they understand that such a system is a pipe dream, never tested and totally illogical? How many millions of gallons of water flow past any given point in the Savannah River at any given point in time? We are not talking about a lake. Where does the dead zone start? Every part of the river that is more than 25 feet deep probably already is or will become a dead zone without the capacity to sustain marine life. Do the people of Chatham County know that they are going to foot the never-ending bill for the maintenance of the inadequate freshwater retention

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Recently at lunch, a friend lobbed a terrible insult my way: “You know what? You’re a food snob.” I almost choked on my organic arugula. Sure, I can spend an entire afternoon raving over the loamy smell of the blue oyster mushrooms I got in my Savannah Food Co–op produce box. I have a soft spot for sweetbreads. And yeah, Iron Chef Bobby Flay is my number one heartthrob. But a snob? That sounds so elitist! My bourgeois hackles were raised. Listen here, I told her, I came by my inquisitive and ever–refining palate the dirty way, in the back kitchens in the restaurants where I waited tables. I dated more than one batshit crazy chef (hello, they play with knives) just to be a guinea pig for prospective daily specials. I once attended a potluck dinner party culled completely from a Whole Foods dumpster. And I’ll have you know I grew this damn arugula myself! It’s true, I adore good food. New taste twists (thank you, genius who put sea salt on dark chocolate), locally–sourced ingredients and creative culinary skills inspire reverence. The more love put into a dish, the more I salivate. So, I surmised to my mistaken friend, I’m not so much of a food snob as a food slut. I proved this last week at the CD release party of Roger Moss, held at Richard Lane’s sumptuous mid– century modern ranch–style abode, where I tried to take a bath in some of Roberto Leoci’s Raspberry Jalapeño jam at the hors d’oeuvres table. Fortunately, the local restaurateur was there to demonstrate that full body slather is wholly unnecessary, as this tangy– tart sexpot of a condiment is also perfectly delicious on a piece of cheese. From there, my husband and I made our way over to the Second Harvest Food Bank for the annual Jewels and Jeans benefit, where my food floozy ways were in full effect. More than a dozen of Savannah’s most excellent restaurants offered up

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small–sized delectations to the denimed–and–diamonded crowd, and like any good foodie groupie, I lavished my attentions on every table. I had a serious affair with the Olde Pink House’s bowl of seasoned pork bouillabaisse garnished with baby pea shoots and topped with a poached quail egg, but quickly found myself in a torrid embrace with one of Savor Savannah’s shrimp sliders. I then spent some time in the corner mooning over Rocks on the River’s amuse bouche of a plump apricot stuffed with pecans and herbed cheese wrapped in sweet tea–cured duck prosciutto. My poor spouse just managed to stop me from running off to Cancun with a cheddar jalapeño popper from Second Harvest’s own Kids Café. Enchanted as I was, at first it seemed uncomfortably 18th century–French royal (snobbishly elite, if you will) to be enjoying this incredible fare in the shadow of stacks and stacks of canned and dry goods destined for poor families of coastal Georgia. But what may appear an ironic setting for this fundraiser is an

intentional paradox. “We used to have Jewels and Jeans at fancier locations, but we moved it to the actual food bank so that people can have the exposure to what really happens here,” explained harpist and Second Harvest board member Kristin King, who has chaired this tantalizing event for the past three years. “We want people to see how far their ticket goes.” You wouldn’t believe how far. Through careful spending of donations and partial reimbursements from the government, the Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food via mobile pantries and to organizations in 21 counties, including churches and community centers. Mary Jane Crouch, Second Harvest’s irrepressible executive director, broke down the numbers like a sous chef prepping for a dinner party: More than 48,000 Chatham County citizens are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Four thousand meals are served at 43 Kids Café locations every weekday, where many


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Technically speaking, a tall ship is a large sailing vessel of antiquated design, with its sheets rigged in a ropey and terribly complicated manner. In the age when such vessels were commonplace, before steam and gasoline engines replaced the wind as the main force driving merchant and military watercraft, they didn’t call them “tall ships.” It’s a 20th Century term, used to describe something out of the past. The Newport, R.I. based Tall Ships America is a non–profit umbrella organization under which most, if not all, of the operational tall ships in North America share information, work and play together, and help promote the group’s mission. According to executive director Bert Rogers, that mission is to “promote character–building programs of education under sail.” Of the more than 200 vessels in the Tall Ships America “fleet,” ownership

is divided between public and maritime colleges, museums, scientific research groups, private citizens and yes, even the United States Coast Guard. It’s a sailing advocacy group. “We promote the values that sail training can provide to young people, and indeed to people of all ages, to go to sea and cast off from their life ashore,” Rogers says. “And go out for authentic adventures with like– minded people, and come home at the end of their voyage feeling very much empowered and enabled and expanded in their personal confidence, courage and sense of competency.” (Yes, he really talks like this.) Since it was founded in 1973, the organization has sponsored several

Top: Lynx, a 180-foot square topsail schooner. Above: The topsail schooner Pride of Baltimore II has sailed nearly 200,000 miles since 1988.


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seasonal races between member public, and the media, so that we can ships (whoever’s available, that is, and deliver our message.” wants to participate). They go up (or Rogers, who calls himself a “former down) one of the American coasts, sailor,” says he and his staff are excited stopping along the way to visit Savannah for for three–day “port festhe first time. “We’re tivals,” giving the landlooking forward to lubbing public a chance a great event,” he to tour the anchored adds. ships, talk to the actual “What the general crew members, and public gets out of it, (hopefully) get inspired of course, is a famthemselves to consider ily–friendly festival going to sea for them— educational to selves some day. the extent that peoThey call these ple who may never events a Tall Ships have seen a sailing Challenge, and shiver ship up close get me timbers, there’s one a chance to come on the Savannah rivaboard and see, and erfront this week, May touch, and fell what 4–6. these ships are like, Fourteen ships and how they work. are confirmed for “They can talk to the Savannah visit, the crew who sail including: them, and learn Bounty, a full, workabout the advening replica of a fully– tures that are posrigged 18th Century sible aboard these British merchant ship ships, when they go (hey kids, this Bounty to sea in their vari“stars” as the Black The steel-hulled Picton Castle has ous programs.” Pearl in the Pirates of Tickets get you circumnavigated the globe five the Caribbean movies); times since 1997. The 3-masted in to the riverfront Alliance, a 105–foot adventuring barque is based in festival and all its Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. three–masted gaff– myriad attractions rigged schooner; — and you can Lynx, a square topexplore any and all sail schooner reproducing an actual of nine moored vessels. CS privateer vessel with that name from the War of 1812; Tall Ships Challenge Roseway, a 137–foot private schooWhere: Savannah Riverfront ner built in 1925; When: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. May 4–6 Pride of Baltimore II, a 157–foot Daily Tickets. One day admission includes access aboard moored Tall Ships: topsail schooner; Adults: $20 (if purchased online by May 3); Eagle, the Coast Guard Academy’s $25 (day of event) sail–training ship, a 3–masted barque Ages 5–16: $10 (if purchased online by nearly 300 feet in length; May 3); $12 (day of event) Dewarucio, a barquentine owned Age 4 and under: Free and operated by the government of Multi–day Pass. Three-day admission Indonesia; includes access aboard moored Tall Ships: Picton Castle. With 12,450 square Adults: $50 (if purchased online by May 3); feet of sail area, this 3–masted barque $60 (day of event) is a sail training ship based in Nova Ages 5–16: $25 (if purchased online by May 3); $30 (day of event) Scotia. Age 4 and under: Free “If we didn’t do this,” says Rogers, Quick Pass. One day admission. Includes “our member vessels would be off, expedited boarding of moored Tall Ships: over the horizon, running their eduAdults: $100 cational programs, and the general Ages 5–16: $50 public would never know about it. Excursions: Aboard Appledore V, Alliance “Their natural position is off at or Roseway. Several times daily. sea, and so we need to organize the All passengers: $50 (under 5 not allowed opportunities for our ships to gather for safety reasons) together in enough of a critical mass Tickets online: etix.com Info: savannahtallshipschallenge.com to attract the attention of the general

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Revenge of the iPad Detectives cracked a seven– month–old burglary ring through the use of GPS on an iPad.

Police, with the help of a victim, traced the item with GPS tracking to a house on the 900 block of Wilcox Street. There they found Vincent Joseph Clarke, 27, the stolen device and a wristwatch that had been stolen at the same time. He has been charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property. Police also discovered a cache of other stolen items ranging from televisions to guns to bicycles and even a motorized bicycle. Events began Wednesday evening when a resident on the 600 block of West 35th Street returned home to find a blinking light indicating her burglar alarm had activated. Police found a window broken out and the

house ransacked. A resident activated a search function on his iPad that led police to the stolen items. Police have recovered, among other items, six televisions, Xboxes, games, a child’s Mongoose bicycle, lap top computers, iPods, iPhones, firearms and two marijuana plants. The items are believed to have been taken in burglaries and thefts as long as seven months ago. Detectives are asking anyone who has lost such items and not reported them to contact them at (912) 651–6931 with a description. • Animal Control officers have filed charges against a Savannah man after finding 19 dogs abandoned in his home. Officers were dispatched to a house on 6902 Howard Foss Drive, after a neighbor called them. She had walked in the neighborhood and noticed a bad smell and did not think anyone had lived in the house for some time, but could hear dogs barking. Over a span of a week or two police

officers had responded to the home a couple of times. They discovered a dead animal in a wood line near the residence and assumed the smell the neighbor was complaining about was coming from it. On April 24 officers responded to the residence and could see conditions inside the house because dogs had ripped the curtains down. It was obvious to them nobody was living there. A notice was placed on the door by Animal Control giving the owner 24 hours to respond. When there was no response, they contacted the owner of the property. He in turn gave them the name of the tenant, Kirby Campbell. He was contacted and gave police permission to enter the residence. Once inside officers found 10 dead dogs in different states of decomposition. Some were just skeletal remains, and there was evidence the dogs were forced to eat each other to survive.

Nine of the dogs were removed and taken to the emergency clinic to be evaluated. The dogs that were able to be medically released have been taken to Animal Control and will be evaluated for adoption. After a request by Animal Control to come to police headquarters, Campbell did so and was arrested on numerous charges. He has been charged with state charges of (10) counts of felony aggravated cruelty, (9) counts of cruelty to animals, (19) counts of abandonment. City ordinance citations include (1) count of keeping of animals sanitation, (1) count of distance of animal ( too many animals) (19) counts of no shots, no tags. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


Why do we have allergic reactions? What use do allergies serve? I can’t imagine any Darwinian advantage. I can’t see being a successful mastodon hunter with sneezing giving away your position. — Sneezy Allergies are an overzealous version of the chain of events that enables your body to defend itself against foreign invaders such as parasites, protozoans, bacteria, and viruses. Thinking it’s under attack, a type of white blood cell in your body produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These antibodies latch onto other cells and encourage them to release histamine and other inflammatory chemicals, a hyperallergenic response sometimes called atopy. Result: the usual allergic symptoms and a rush for the Benadryl. Inconvenient? Sure. But what would you rather do, be a doormat for bacteria or sneeze? About one in five people in the developed world suffers from at least one allergy. Lucky is the sufferer who’s allergic to just one thing. For example, sensitivity to ragweed or birch pollen can induce food allergies due to cross-reactions between the pollen and similar food proteins such as those found in apples. Why are some people oversensitive? Because, to put the most positive spin on it, they’re better at recognizing tiny amounts of potentially harmful substances and mobilizing a white blood cell smackdown. This process has developed over millions of years and works well overall, leading some researchers to term our immune system—even in hyperactive mode—one of the greatest success stories ofevolution. The problem is that it takes your immune system a while to learn what’s harmful and what’s not, mainly by being exposed to enough of the benign substance over time. That’s how allergy shots work: giving you gradually larger amounts of allergens to desensitize you. This takes us to the so-called hygiene hypothesis, discussed here in the past.

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In our sterile modern world, exposure to allergens when young, a critical time for training the immune system, has been greatly reduced. Fewer chronic infections and parasites have also limited our ability to adapt to allergens. Many studies indicate spending time on a farm during childhood reduces the likelihood of allergies, especially hanging around farm animals and stables. Drinking unprocessed milk may help. For nonfarmers there seems to be a relationship between allergy incidence and the cleanliness of your living conditions. A German study found children who slept on dirty—sometimes filthy—mattresses were much less likely to suffer from hay fever and allergies, a protective effect seen in both farming and nonfarming households. Children and mothers living in the less industrialized Russian part of the northern European region of Karelia had substantially fewer allergies than their more westernized Karelian neighbors in Finland. One multi-country European study found that microbial exposure while in the womb could help prevent development of allergies. Chinese researchers found urban children were more than three times as likely to have asthma or allergies than rural kids, especially those exposed to livestock or farming. This is true even after accounting for the possibility of “healthy farmer effect“—i.e., the tendency for those who are too allergic for farm life to leave while sturdier folks remain. Urban Chinese children were almost nine times more likely to be allergic to cats than their rural cousins. A study comparing Jewish kids in Israel and the UK found a clear inverse relationship between early peanut consumption and occurrence of peanut allergies, even after genetics and socioeconomic considerations were factored out. Though we can’t yet say why with certainty, it seems evident allergies are on the rise in the industrialized world. Long-term studies in Denmark, the UK, Japan, and other countries have found significant increases in allergy complaints. One bright spot: allergies in France may be leveling off. Is it exposure to earthy French cuisine? No idea, but in an age of helicopter parenting, it’s tempting to think the best defense against allergies may be early-childhood contact with good old-fashioned dirt.

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news of the weird The Ultimate Gated Community Condo developer Larry Hall is already one-quarter sold out of the upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence France-Presse reporter in April that his 14-story structure would house seven floors of apartments ($1 million to $2 million each, cash up front), with the rest devoted to dry food storage, filteredwater tanks and an indoor farm, which would raise fish and vegetables to sustain residents for five years. The 9-footthick concrete walls (built to protect rockets from a Soviet nuclear attack) would be buttressed by entrance security to ward off the savages who were not wise enough to prepare against famine, meteors, nuclear war and the like. Hall said he expects to be sold out this year and begin work on another of the three silos he has options to buy.

Can’t Possibly Be True • Dan O’Leary, the city manager of Keller, Tex. (pop. 27,000), faced with severe budget problems, was unable to avoid the sad job of handing out pink slips. For instance, he determined that one of Keller’s three city managers had to go, and in April, he laid himself off. According to a March Fort Worth Star-Telegram report, O’Leary neither intended to retire nor had other offers pending, and he had aroused no negative suspicions as to motive. He simply realized the city could be managed

more cost-effectively by the two lowerbecame an honest woman. She married paid officials. herself in March in front of 45 family • Herman Wallace, 70, and Albert members and friends in Fargo, N.D., Woodfox, 65, have been held in solivowing “to enjoy inhabiting my own tary confinement (only one hour a day life and to relish a lifelong love affair outside) since 1972 in the Louisiana with my beautiful self.” And then she State Prison at Angola, after being was off on a solo honeymoon. [Herald convicted (via flimsy evidence and a Sun (Melbourne), 2-27-2012] [Fargo convenient prison snitch) of killing a Forum, 3-15-2012] guard. A third convict for Questionable Judgthe murder, Robert King, who was in solitary for 29 ments years but then released, On Feb. 1st, the explained to BBC News in New Jersey Honor an April dispatch what it’s Legion — a civic assoMan those like to live inside 54 square ships are tall ciation with more than feet for 23 hours a day, for 6,000 members in law over 14,000 straight days. enforcement — nomiThe lawyer working to free nated Frank DiMatWallace and Woodfox said tina as “Citizen of the the soul-deadened men Month” for offering his were “potted plants.” catering hall in Woodbridge, N.J., numerous That Sacred Institutimes for gatherings tion of police and firefighters. The nomination (1) A federal court came three weeks after magistrate in Melbourne, DiMattina (also known Australia, decided to split as “Frankie D”) was a divorcing couple’s assets convicted of shaking down a rival bidin half in February after listening to der for a school-lunch contract in New tedious details of their 20-year marYork City. Federal prosecutors told the riage. The “couple” lived apart except New York Daily News that DiMattina for vacations and kept their finances is mobbed up — an associate of the separate, constantly “invoic[ing] each Genovese family’s John “Johnny Sauother,” according to the Daily Telesage” Barbato. graph, for amounts as trifling as a $1.60 lightbulb. (2) Though many Americans act as though they are in love with themselves, only Nadine Schweigert

Unclear on the Concept • In January, Ms. Navey Skinner, 34, was charged with robbing the Chase Bank in Arlington, Wash., after passing a teller a note that read, “Put the money in the bag now or (d)ie.” According to investigators, Skinner subsequently told them she had been thinking about robbing a bank and then, while inside the Chase Bank, “accidentally robbed” it. • Emanuel Kuvakos, 56, was arrested in April and charged with sending two Chicago sports team executives emails that threatened them with violence for having stolen his “ideas” for winning “championships.” One of the victims was a former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, a team that famously has not won a National League championship in 66 years, nor a World Series in 103. • In April, Arizona (recently the home of cutting-edge legislation) almost set itself up for the impossible task of trying to prohibit any “annoy(ing)” or “offen(sive)” or “profane” language on the Internet. The state House passed the bill, which was endorsed 30-0 by the state Senate, ostensibly to make an anti-stalking telephone regulation applicable to “digital” communications. (Just as the bill was about to go to the governor for signature, sponsors suddenly realized the futility of the bill’s directives, and on April 4th, withdrew it.)


• Finally, a nationally prominent judge has taken on prison “nutriloaf ” as a constitutional issue. In March, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner reinstated a dismissed lawsuit by a Milwaukee County Jail inmate who claimed that the mystery meat gave him an “anal fissure.” Posner wrote that the lower courts needed to rule on whether the food of indeterminate content is “cruel and unusual punishment,” since (citing a Wikipedia entry) an anal fissure seems “no fun at all.” • Gay Rights in Limbo: (1) The Missouri House of Representatives, after several times rejecting “sexual orientation” as one of the legally prohibited categories of discrimination, managed to find another category in March (to join “race,” “religion” and so forth) that is deserving of special protection: licensed concealed-weapons carriers. (2) The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in April that Joshua Coman, convicted of having sex with a dog, does not have to register as a sex offender. Activists had urged that

the sodomy law on which Coman was convicted be declared unconstitutional, since it appears to equate human-animal sex with man-man and woman-woman sex. However, the Court declined, instead noting that Coman had been convicted of a misdemeanor and that only felons are required to register. [St. Louis Public Radio, 3-11-2012]

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Amy Ray At 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5

Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show Hard to believe that the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, have been singing together for over 30 years. The literary, political and marvelously melodic duo is still very much a going concern — see 2011’s Beauty Queen Sister — and one way Amy and Emily keep it fresh is by going their separate ways as often as possible. Therefore, the Indigo Girls do not suffocate the ’girls. In 1990, Ray — who lives in Decatur, just outside Atlanta — started Daemon Records, an independent label dedicated to Southern folk and rock music, two of Ray’s many passions. The not–for–profit label is operated by the very artists who record for it. David Rovics, Girlyman, Savannah favorite Danielle Howle, Athens Boys Choir and Magnapop are among those who record, or have recorded for, Daemon. Ray is very much a hands–on label manager. Here’s some advice for you up–and–comers: “The most important thing to any good indie is signing touring bands,” Ray once said. “You should be prepared to tour and sell yourself on this point. Also, you should be willing

to help in the promotion of your own record. “Don’t expect an indie to have money. Expect them to have a good, caring ‘not hipper than thou’ staff who will really be behind you. And expect them to have a good distribution set–up. Even very small distributors can be great as long as they and you are focused on your touring.” Ray is herself a Daemon Records artist, and she’s just released her fourth solo album, the multi–dimensional Lung of Love. Her backup band for the Lung of Love tour, and of course this Live Wire show, is the Butchies. A review in Glide called the album “a standout effort, and one that really continues to demonstrate why Amy Ray remains an influence for so many up–and–coming folk/rock singer/songwriters. It’s not her most cohesive, her most forceful or her most heartbreaking, but it’s a mature and dynamic outing ... She may not be reinventing the wheel, but the wheel she’s working with is pretty damn impressive.”

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be flowing. Commander Sentirse a Gusto (“Feel Good”) performs for Hang Fire’s party; Texas outlaw honky-tonker Peewee Moore is at the Jinx; Liquid Ginger is at Wild Wing; Brokyn Tyme lays down the tunes for the big bash at Taco Abajo ... oh, and Seed Eco-Lounge is throwing a “Moustache Party.” Rogue Water is giving moustaches out at the door ... Cusses are in town this week (a less frequent thing as the band gets more popular around the Southeast). The terrific trio is playing No Control, their very own homespace venue, Friday (that’s May 4) with Triathlon and Aurora ... Kentucky comedian Tim Kidd is onstage Saturday (May 5) at the Wormhole (showtimes were not made available); the fabulous Winter Sounds return to the Wormhole Tuesday (May 8) ... Florida environmental folksinging couple Ken Skeens and Leigh Goldsmith headline the Savannah Folk Music Society First Friday concert (May 4), with area teen singer/songwriter Jamison Murphy opening (it’s at First Presbyterian Church) ... Boston singer/songwriter Alex Cook – a muralist, public artist and spiritual recording artist – gives a concert at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (May 5) at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 211 E. Victory Drive (that’s Cook in the photo)..... And CS

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Fans of Moss’ new CD Sentimental Strain call it“perfect porch music.”

It’s been a bang–up couple of weeks for Roger Moss.

Stories, songs and schools with one of Savannah’s favorite crooners story by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com photos by Geoff l. Johnson

The ebullient artistic director of the Savannah Children’s Choir recently returned from a week in Verona, Italy, where he helped his cantillating charges win a gold medal at the city’s annual choral competition. [See article on page 22.] While preparing for the trip, the silky–voiced chanteur was also putting the touches on a new CD: He’s just released Sentimental Strain, a collection of sultry standards, grinding blues and a touch of gospel with jazz pianist Eric Jones. If April brought a sense of accomplishment to the 50–something Tennessee native, the months ahead look pretty fantastic, too: Moss sits on the board of the Savannah Classical Academy, a new charter school awaiting approval by the Board of Education to be located on the east side of the city. In the meantime, he continues to teach voice lessons privately and as part of the Salvation Army Creative and Performing Arts Conservatory, a grant–funded program for inexpensive quality music and visual arts instruction. He remains dedicated to the ideology that musical education belongs to everybody. Connect Savannah found the bodacious baritone in fine form last week, fully recovered from any cross–Atlantic jet lag. You look terrific. How’d you manage to get so svelte? Roger Moss: I had a little wake up call recently, and I decided I needed to start taking care of myself. I figured out my body craves good food! Last night I made broccoli, Portobello mushrooms and onions and garlic with a little soy sauce and


That’s why we started the children’s choir, it’s why I’m involved with the Salvation Army, and it’s why I’m on the board with the new charter school.

How was the Verona competition?

Can you talk about Savannah Classical Academy?

Roger Moss: The kids put on an incredible performance. But you should have seen me at the awards ceremony, I was a wreck! The way they say “Georgia” in Italy—it’s “Gee–or–gee–ah,” they get in every syllable—and I didn’t want to hear it for the bronze medals. But then they called the silvers. And then they got to the golds. They called another American high school choir we’d become friends with at the hotel from Washington, then they made an announcement—you have to understand, everything had to be announced in five languages—and I thought they’d gone through all the gold medals. I thought, oh god, we’re going to end up with some little certificate, like “thank you for participating” or something. Then I heard, “Sah–va–nnah Gee–or–gee– ahhhh!” and I was stunned. I was shaking so hard, I couldn’t even hold the trophy, I had to pass it over to Cuffy [Sullivan, SCC’s executive director.] Just think, our little choir from Savannah, Gee–or–gee–ah!

Roger Moss: The philosophy behind classical education is not only to raise informed students, but to raise good people. It’s a content–rich education. Charter schools are public schools that are allowed to be somewhat autonomous of the Board of Education. We have our own disciplinary policy. We’re starting foreign languages in kindergarten. Music and art are not electives but provided as part of the regular curriculum. How can you learn the history of an era without learning about its art and architecture and music? We also get to hire our own teachers. We’re looking for teachers that are demonstrating their content: We want historians teaching history, scientists teaching science, etc. We want people who are passionate about their subjects.

What’s on the new CD? Roger Moss: I love American music, and these are absolute gems from the American songbook, everything from Duke Ellington to Gershwin to [Antonio Carlos] Jobim, plus two hymns. The CD is just myself and Eric Jones, who is brilliant as hell. What Eric does with the piano, it’s incredible. His piano became an orchestra. You can hear the bass. He laid out this musical arrangement to accompany me, but I feel like I’m accompanying him. The music is so lush. It is sounds like a rainy Saturday afternoon, and you’re sitting on the porch, sipping a nice glass of wine. This CD has what I consider the “Savannah sound,” that wonderful Southern influence. There’s one song called “Lazy Afternoon” by John La Touche with such Savannah–esque lyrics: It’s a lazy afternoon and the beetlebugs are zoomin’ and the tulip trees are bloomin’ and there’s not another human in view but we two... There’s also really interesting version of “Summertime,” not typical at all. We did it as this nasty, nasty blues number.

Are you focusing on a specific part of town? Roger Moss: We’re looking at the old Ramona Riley building on Waters and Anderson and another site at the Old Daniel Lumber property on the east end of Gwinnett. The point is to serve those areas, which don’t have access to the great schools. A great school can transform a neighborhood. Although charter schools aren’t neighborhood schools, we are going to be active in recruiting students from those neighborhoods. We’ll open at a little over 400 students. That sounds ambitious, but based on the number of kids who are on waiting lists for some of Savannah’s other magnet schools, I think we’ll be fine.

Sounds pretty sexy. Roger Moss: Yes, a friend of mine calls the CD “babymaking music.” (laughs) How long have you been teaching at the Salvation Army Conservatory? Roger Moss: I’ve been with it since its inception three years ago. The whole idea was to have expert teachers provide this opportunity for kids who otherwise wouldn’t have it. There were some challenges at the beginning, but the couple who is running it now, Jessica and Stephen Munch–Dittmarr, really have it together. My whole thing, musically and educationally, is providing kids with the best. No matter what their family’s income, no matter their background, if they’re willing to make the commitment to do the work, we need to be there to give Not just a choir director with a velvet voice of his own, Moss is an activist working to bring quality education to all areas of the city. it to them.

When are you planning to open? Roger Moss: We’ve filed our charter with school board, and our goal was to open in fall 2013. However, we’ve gotten opposition from the people at 208 Bull Street, who say that “urban classical education curriculum isn’t supported by educational research.” Which is a total fallacy. I’ll be speaking to the school board at the Bull Street office this Wednesday, May 2 at 3 p.m. All the parents whose children have been on waiting lists for Savannah’s charter schools are invited to come. It’s the public’s money, and we need to let the board know how we want it spent. What drives your passion for education? Roger Moss: I know the power of education. For a lot of kids, it’s the one advantage that will bring success. My grandmother was an educated woman in rural Alabama, and she was the only person for miles who could read. She used it to secure property, and she owned a lot of it, which was pretty amazing for the early 1900s. That black woman ruled! She insisted that her kids be educated, and that was passed down. In my family, there are 22 PhDs. I’m the least educated, and I have a B.A. My passion for the charter school came out of my involvement with the children’s choir. It’s living proof that you can take any kid, from any school, and put them in an environment where being smart is cool. And guess what? They thrive. Why not help these kids? Why not provide these opportunities? Why not? cs

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Left: The winners’ cup. Center: (from left) SCC Artistic Director Roger Moss, SCC associate conductor Tim Hall, SCC Director of Education Emmy Williams and SCC Executive Director Cuffy Sullivan. Above: The choir performed an encore in the Arena di Verona amphitheater, built in 30 A.D.

They came, they sang, they conquered. After months of practice and fundraising, the Savannah Children’s Choir brought home a gold medal from the Concors Internazionale Di Canto Corale, held in Italy last month. Also known as “The Days of International Song,” the competition takes place every April in the ancient city of Verona, on the road between Milan and Vienna. (Think the top of the boot.) The 28 local middle schoolers who make up SCC’s senior choir competed against 19 other choirs from around the world, including Croatia, France, Germany and Russia. Only two were children’s choirs. “We were the youngest singers there,” reports SCC Executive Director and co– founder Cuffy Sullivan. “Even the other children’s choirs were high schools.” Their tender ages didn’t prevent them from making a lasting impression on the international panel of judges. SCC was one of five gold medalists, an achievement Sullivan attributes to the choir’s versatility. “One of the things we pride ourselves in is that we do such a variety of music, which is unusual for choirs,” she says. “A gospel choir does gospel, classical does classical, and when they throw in something else, it can sound kind of painful.” “We sing classical, early music, jazz, swing—and we do each one appropriate to that style. The judges could hear that.” Each choir had 15 minutes onstage at the exquisite Teatro Nuovo, which is still new by European standards, built in 1846. Even though the choir spent months preparing the challenging 16th century sacred piece

“Sicut Cervus” by composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Sullivan and artistic director Roger Moss chose to leave it out for the competition. “They didn’t want to hear our Palestrina,” reflects Sullivan. “That’s old hat in Italy. They wanted to hear our jazz and gospel.” Instead, the choir performed the Sacred Harp song “Wayfaring Stranger,” the American spiritual “City Called Heaven” and Benny Goodman’s big band anthem “Sing Sing Sing.” For every other choir, the audience held its applause until the last song as is customary for this competition, but much to the singers’ and directors’ surprise, the crowd roared with appreciation after the third song, “City Called Heaven.” “We had prepped the kids that no one would clap, that it’s just the way these things are,” said Sullivan. “Then everyone was clapping and we weren’t even finished!” By the final number, Moss reports, the crowd went nuts. “People came out of their seats from the balcony to make a receiving line for the kids, they were such a hit,” he gushes. “I was so proud of them.” The choir did get their chance to perform the “Sicut” after all, when the gold medal winners convened to for an encore in the Arena di Verona amphitheater, built in 30 AD. The preparation that led up to this victory wasn’t just in the music room. Each choir member had to raise the money for the trip by participating in fundraisers, including singing at spaghetti suppers and


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Keller Williams: Right. There is a certain freedom that comes with my career, but I’m very, very grateful about that. I definitely also keep the people who support me in mind, the folks that listen to the records and come to the shows. I gotta keep them in mind too, and I don’t want to throw something at them that they can’t hang with. This project, I feel, is still very much me, yet without the guitar. My guitar style, I think, has always rotated around my bass lines. So it’s not really that big of a stretch for me to go out and play these songs on bass and sing at the same time. It’s easy and fun, and I’m hoping that it’s still close to what the people that have been coming to see me for years are expecting. There’s definitely some new songs thrown in the mix, and some new styles, but I think all in all, my intention is that it still stays true to what

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Keller Williams: What it is, it’s kind of a side project. I’ve done the past two years with this group as one of the acts. Usually, the New Year’s run is like a three–set show. Last year, I did all three sets in three different projects, but this year it was the solo project and the bass project. Last year, it was the solo project, the bass project and the bluegrass project. What I consider to be my day job is the solo thing – I think that’s what I’ll always do. And that’s what I’m doing in Savannah. And the projects are special, and they’re few and far between as far as the shows go. This record definitely opened me up for another project we’re doing at the NedFest in Nederland, Colorado in August. And that is me on bass, Kyle Hollingsworth from String Cheese on keys, Dave Watts on drums and Steve Kimock on guitar. So that’s

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Hell is other people: The cast of Sartre’s No Exit, from left: Matt O’Boyle, Michael Knowles, Maggie Lee Hart and Alexis Mundy. The Collective Face production runs through May 12 at Muse Arts Warehouse.

The French existentialist Jean–Paul Sartre’s play Huis–Clos arrived on Broadway in 1946, adapted into English, by Paul Bowles, as No Exit.

The one–act play can be summarized in one of the most famous lines from Sartre’s original script: “Hell is other people.” A Collective Face production opens this weekend at Muse Arts Warehouse, directed by David I.L. Poole. No Exit, which has become one of theater’s most reliable dramatic mind– benders in its 60–some years of performance all over the world, concerns three individuals — all of whom have recently been executed — who meet in what they believe is Hell’s waiting room. Cardeau, Estelle and Inez are delivered to an elegantly–furnished (in 1940s style) room by a strange, uniformed valet. Here’s the catch, says Matt O’Boyle, who plays the cowardly and sadistic Cardeau in the Savannah production: “These people are plain despicable. And each one has justified their actions in some way or form.” As the three converse, and manipulate one another, they (along with the audience) discover that it’s not the waiting room, it’s damnation itself. Welcome to existentialism. “The way David wants it performed, the light he’s putting it in, is as a dark comedy,” O’Boyle explains. Which poses a challenge for the actors. “First of all, it’s just playing or exaggerating those characteristics,” says O’Boyle. “Their facade. My character’s biggest goal in life isn’t money, it isn’t love, it’s to be a man. And whatever that image of ‘being a man’ is. So I up the machismo, and the cheesiness, to 11. And the comedy comes from there.” In Poole’s version, Maggie Lee Hart plays the adulterous Estelle, and Alexis Mundy is Inez, a lesbian who murdered her lover’s husband. continues on p. 28

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Michael Knowles plays the valet. The three leads last worked together, under Poole, in Angels in America, Part One. For the 21–year–old O’Boyle, No Exit is the sixth play he’s appeared in over the last 13 months. And three of those have been directed by David Poole. A film and theater major at SCAD, O’Boyle had lead roles in Fahrenheit 451, Dog Sees God and the school’s recent References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. He was also in the adaptation of Frankenstein that Poole directed at Savannah State University (Michael Knowles was in that show, too). “I am surprised that I’m doing as much theater as I am,” says the South Florida native. “But I’ve been able to budget my time enough that I’m able to do it all.” For him, “it all” means a web series, student films and stage plays. Film, in fact, is his major at SCAD. “My ultimate goal is to be a writer/

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someone to recognize something in you.” After six plays in the space of a year, O’Boyle has developed a theory about his ability to learn and retain so many lines. “I guess you empathize enough with the character that when you hear your scene partner say something, you just know immediately what you would say back,” he says. “Knowing your lines comes from knowing the character.” This weekend, the SCAD theater department production of Naomi Iizuka’s drama Anon(ymous) is onstage at Arnold Hall.

director/actor,” he explains. “That’s the dream, to have some kind of balanced career doing each of those things. “Being versatile and multi–talented really serves you well out there. For an actor, it’s very tough to just be an actor because you’re always waiting on the part, you’re always waiting for you to be right for a role, or for

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One more for the stage First performed in 2006, Naomi Iizuka’s play Anon(ymous) is a loose contemporary adaptation Homer’s The Odyssey, in which a young refugee wanders through America, encountering a wide variety of people – “some kind, some dangerous and cruel” – as he searches for his family. The young man’s name is Anon. “When I was creating the play, I very much wanted it to be a sensory experience that would contain within it all the sights and sounds of many different kinds of Americas,” said

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Iizuka, whose other works include Language of Angels, And Then She Was Screaming and 36 Views. “Whether that’s a family–run Indian restaurant or the desert landscape on the border of Mexico,” Iizuka continued, “I wanted the overall experience of this play to be more than just watching a play. I wanted to create a sense of lots of different worlds colliding.” SCAD is doing Anon(ymous) this weekend at Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St. Shows are at 8 p.m. March 3–5, and 3 p.m. March 6. General admission is $10 public, or $5 with valid senior, student, military or SCAD ID. On May 3 only, a SCAD ID will get you in free. Direction is by David Storck. CS The Collective Face; No Exit Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. May 4, 5, 10–12; at 3 p.m. May 6 Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors

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Sat. May 5 Josh Gracin has been inked for a May 24 date at the club Saddle Bags.

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For you contemporary country music fans, don’t forget this week’s Trace Adkins concert – Friday (May 4) in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Meanwhile, here’s some more news you can use: Singer Josh Gracin (who rose to fame as a finalist on American Idol) will appear May 24 at Saddle Bags, a new country club in Savannah. Two days later, Trent Tomlinson will sing at Saddle Bags. On May 11, Josh Thompson appears at the other new country music club in town, Desperados. The club spotlights Texas teen Morgan Frazier, who records for Curb Records, July 6 and 7. Hey now: The Beaufort Water Festival (that’s in South Carolina, y’all) runs from July 13–22; this year’s musical headliner is country singer James Otto.

How ‘bout that Trace Adkins? The “Ladies Love Country Boys” singer is onstage May 4 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Adkins is on his intimate “Songs and Stories Tour.”

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• We’re not at liberty to name names – yet – but there are a couple of pretty big shows in the works for this fall at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. • Tickets for the Sept. 30 Ron White show in the Mercer will be $46 and $56 when they go on sale May 11. Rumors of an incredibly inflated ticket price were just that, rumors. • A couple of new ones added to the Live Wire Music Hall calendar: Days of the New vocalist Travis Meeks (May 25), reggae rockers John Brown’s Body (May 29) and yet another local appearance by G. Love & Special Sauce (June 20).

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plate of “drunken tomatoes,” a half dozen or so grape tomatoes that are dipped by the diner into a ramekin of vodka and then rolled in salt. That was a fun touch, and a refreshing but not–to–heavy hors d’ uvre. For my “main” small plate, I chose Wagyu beef carpaccio with the restaurant’s sweet raisin soy–ginger sauce. I love Wagyu, with its lacy marbling and gentle flavor, and chose the dish to satisfy that craving. Instead, I found my paper–thin beef swimming in the sauce, which was all I could taste. Chef James Parker and I talked about his preparation after dinner and I believe you will see this dish presented differently. He’s a talented young man whose first solo venture is really giving him the chance to expand his culinary chops. The only other miscue was regarding the menu. Ms. T.J. ordered

gratin potatoes with her chicken but received fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Chef James explained that he did not like the appearance of the original side dish and substituted. I appreciate that, but we should have tipped off by the server. Guests around us, including several out–of–towners, raved about their food and the experience — rightfully so. The remodel is stunning — Southern grace meets comfortable elegance. The owners take an active role on the floor and warmly check on guests and greet new arrivals. That kind of personal engagement is a touch that sets Maxwell’s apart from its competitors. The small wine list is perfectly functional for the menu, but I would suggest frequent changes in the line– up to keep regulars interested. We skipped dessert, but on a previous visit I had tasted Chef James’ house–made white chocolate panna cotta with cherries. What a truly decadent and creamy treat! 109 Jefferson St./349–5878


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Mothers Day Event — The Grand Bohemian Gallery is hosting a Mother’s Day Gallery Event Thursday May 10, 5-7 p.m. , featuring handmade jewelry and accessories. Grand Bohemian Gallery, Mansion on Forsyth

Christine Sajecki exhibits at 1704Lincoln; reception is this Friday evening American Villages — New work by Christine Sajecki, May 4-June 1. Reception Fri. May 4 6-8 p.m. 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St. A Native Son: Paintings by West Fraser — Fraser was born in Savannah in 1955 and spent most of the past three decades working in the South Carolina Lowcountry and coastal Georgia. He is well known for his landscapes (many, though not all, of which are painted en plein air) and city scenes. Telfair Museums present this show through May 6. Telfair Academy, Telfair Square, Ceaseless Horizon — Recent Text Paintings by Bertha Husband April 28 through June 29. Exhibition included with admission. Six large acrylic paintings which draw upon cartography, historical text and image painted over the textual background, which sometimes reveals an unforeseen message. Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Figuratively Speaking — Drawings and paintings of David DeLong. The late David DeLong was widely known as a draftsman, printmaker and painter. The subject of his work ranged from the human figure to architecture as well as motorcycle racing. Opening reception Friday May 4 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk with Harriett DeLong on Sun. May 20 3-5 p.m. May 4-20. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit — As part of an ongoing rotating art exhibition in Savannah’s City Hall Rotunda, the City has mounted a photo exhibit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. Hot Glass Rocks! — New work by Chattanooga artist Chris Mosey. Reception Mother’s Day weekend Friday May 11, 5-9pm and Saturday May12, 1-5pm. Refreshments Friday night. Liquid Sands Gallery, 5 W. York St.

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Of all the nomination flubs made this past January by the Academy of Harvey Weinstein Arts and Sciences – no Michael Fassbender; only two nominated songs; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close absurdly in the running – the most egregious mistake was arguably the lack of a Best Actress nod for Tilda Swinton. Her performance in the chilling drama We Need to Talk About Kevin was the best given by a female in either category, lead or supporting. It’s a subtle turn in a muted movie, but the low–simmer setting of the project is precisely why it stays with you. Although based on a novel by Lionel Shriver, it seems to be a direct

descendant of The Bad Seed, the 1956 thriller with Patty McCormack’s Oscar–nominated turn as a murderous moppet (let’s not waste time on 1993’s similarly themed The Good Son; as a homicidal brat, Macaulay Culkin was about as menacing as an inchworm). Here, the bad seed is the titular boy, son of Eva (Swinton) and Franklin (John C. Reilly, even more miscast here than in Carnage) and older brother to sweet Celia (Ashley Gerasimovich). From the moment he popped out of his mother’s womb, Kevin’s been an absolute terror. As a toddler, he cried incessantly around Eva but remained cheerful and cherubic around his dad. Surely someone so young couldn’t already be so consciously devious? It gets worse. As a boy of around 7 or 8, he does everything he can to get under his mother’s skin, driving her so bonkers that in a fit she breaks his arm. While other kids would shriek incessantly, to the point where Social Services would be called, Kevin merely grimaces before grinning at his guilt–ridden – and compromised – mom. It will be their secret. It’s when Kevin becomes a teenager (played at this point by Ezra Miller) that he becomes especially surly – and dangerous. Franklin still remains a clueless parent while Celia only wants to love and play, meaning that it’s still Eva and Eva alone who bears the full weight of familial dysfunction. None of this is related in chronological order, mind you. Part of the film’s power rests in the fragmented manner in which writer–director Lynne Ramsay (co–adapting with Rory Kinnear) presents her story, dropping us into the narrative stream whenever and wherever she sees fit. And because of this structure, she scatters the thematic seeds (bad seeds?) all over the premise, challenging us to decide whether Kevin was born evil, whether he’s the victim of a pampered lifestyle (the Scottish Ramsay doesn’t appear to find much of interest in American suburbia), whether Eva or Franklin are rotten parents, or, most intriguingly, whether Kevin is merely a mirror image of his mother, a chilly and distant woman who had been reluctant to toss aside her hedonistic lifestyle for the rigidity of marriage and motherhood – in effect poisoning their relationship before her son was even


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The Cabin in the Woods

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Five college kids head to a cabin in the middle of nowhere, hoping for some r&r. Instead, something evil starts picking them off one by one ... Unless you’ve spent your own existence in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, there’s no way not to be knowledgeable of this setup, which has powered many a horror flick for approximately four decades and counting. But it’s guaranteed that you haven’t seen anything quite like The Cabin in the Woods, which uses its ordinary, even boring, title to lull us into a false sense of familiarity. This is no cut–rate slasher flick like Friday the 13th or Cabin Fever; instead, writer–director Drew Goddard and co–scripter Joss Whedon elect to ape Rod Serling by taking viewers on a “journey into a wondrous land of imagination.” The Cabin in the Woods isn’t quite The Twilight Zone, but it does manage to carve out its own niche spot. This is a particularly difficult film to cover since the less a potential viewer knows, the better — I daresay

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Larry and Curly — they’re the cinematic equivalent of cover bands, competently going through the motions in a superficial manner but unable to compete with the real thing. They’re tossed into a standard– issue plot concerning the clods’ mission to raise a sizable sum of money in order to prevent an orphanage from going under. Bidding farewell to the nuns who run the place — among the sisters’ ranks are Glee’s Jane Lynch, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, and Larry David in drag — they head to the big city, where they become ensnared in a plot by a ruthless beauty (Sofia Vergara) and her hapless boyfriend (Craig Bierko) to murder her husband (Kirby Heyborne). Smart scripting would have played up the premise of these old–fashioned Stooges set loose in a modern world, but only a single gag (involving an iPhone) even glances in that direction. Instead, the Farrelly Brothers film’s jabs at contemporary relevancy take it where we least want it — but most expect it — to go: in the realm of potty humor. The same evening after sitting through this screening, in order to wash away the bad taste left by this film, I popped a classic Stooge short into the DVD player — 1940’s A Plumbing We Will Go, to be specific. Now that’s eye–poking, ear–twisting, nose–tweaking, head–banging entertainment.

AMERICAN REUNION

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Everyone – and I mean everyone – returns from the first installment of American Pie. They’re all older but not necessarily wiser, dealing with the rigors and rigidity of 30–something life. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) now have a kid and no longer have time for each other. Oz (Chris Klein) is a successful sportscaster dating a party animal but pining for Heather (Mena Suvari), who’s involved with a doctor. Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is now happily married but still recalls his first love, Vicky (Tara Reid). Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) has become an international man of mystery, off on exciting adventures in exotic locales. Stifler (Seann William Scott) is still adamantly refusing to mentally or emotionally advance past the age of 17. The actors settle comfortably back into their old roles, and Scott seems to take particular relish in reprising his part of the vile, vapid Stifler. His character provides many of the overcooked gross–out bits, but his live–wire energy as a man–child who doesn’t want to grow up provides a needed jolt to a saga that, after all, did begin back in high school. CS

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even the relatively spoiler–free trailer reveals a bit more than what’s desirable. So let’s just establish what we can ascertain from the movie’s opening act. Five likable students — the sweet Dana (Kristen Connolly), the vivacious Jules (Anna Hutchison), the hunky Curt (Chris “Thor” Hemsworth), the quiet Holden (Jesse Williams) and the perpetually stoned Marty (Fran Kranz) — leave the city and head toward the remote cottage owned by Curt’s cousin. Meanwhile, Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford), two men who work in what appears to be a science facility, prattle on about the accident of 1998 and take sizable bets from co–workers. Not enough intel? Sorry, that’s all you get here. But rest assured that these two plot strands will eventually find each other. When they do, the film falls into what I believed to be a reversal of misfortune, settling into standard fare with the cynicism elevated to an uncomfortable degree. Silly, shortsighted me. The Cabin in the Woods soon bursts loose from this holding pattern, growing ever more outrageous and entertaining as it barrels toward its take–no–prisoners climax and conclusion.

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Activism & Politics 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

Occupy Savannah

Habersham & Bay Streets, 10am-6pm daily. General Assembly every Saturday at 3PM. For more information or to get involved visit our facebook page www.facebook.com keyword Occupy Savannah or send an email at occupy.savannah.ga@ gmail.com. [010912]

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party

Monthly meetings - First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. at 5:30pm. 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 912-5987358 for additional info. [041812]

The 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. [041512]

Benefits Chloe-Palooza

A fundraiser to support Chloe Auner, a 2-year old little girl with Rett’s Syndrome. Saturday, May 5. 11am to 5pm, at the Garden City Recreational Center, 160B Priscilla D. Thomas Way. Headlining musician David Lane, other bands, DJ, Savannah Mustang Club car show, Southeast Motorcycle bike show, children’s activities, silent auction, rummage sale. Information: www.chloesvoice.blogspot.com.

Cleft Lip, Palate Awareness Fundraiser

The “Newsome Twosome” is holding a Second Annual Fundraiser event benefiting the Shriners and raising awareness about the prevalence of cleft lip and palate disorders. Funds for the Shriners will continue their efforts to deliver life-changing medical care to families of children with craniofacial disorders. Horseshoe tournament, drawing, and silent auction, drink specials food for sale. The band Signal 49 will perform. $5 admission. May 5, 11am, Islands Sports Bar and Grill, 348 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Wilmington Island. Information and sponsorship: Barbie

Newsome, 912-257-2055. Newsometwosome@aol.com

Fashion Survivor Show

Benefiting the Kiss-A-Pig campaigns of Scott Snipes and Scott Cohen, for the American Diabetes Association. Fri. May 4, 6-10pm, Hyatt Regency Hotel Ballroom. Fashion show begins at 8pm. Features leading national designer fashions, plus local creations of wearable art and couture fashion that has been transformed from re-used and recycled materials by The Savannah Arts Academy Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show, “Birds of Paradise.” $25 at the door. Info: www.adasavannah.org/fashionsurvivor

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia 5k

The Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia 5k Celebration Run will start at Savannah State University’s Wright Stadium on May 12 at 8:30 a.m. A 5k after party will include the race awards, several raffles, a kids fun zone, free food and beverages, and other entertainment and information. Register for $25 at www.girlsontherun-ga.org or for $35 onsite on race day.

GoDesign Inc. Benefit Golf Tournament

GoDesign Inc, a Savannah-based nonprofit that designs and builds schools for impoverished communities around the world, is hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on May 6 at The Savannah Harbor Golf Club. Golfers and non-golfers are invited to enter a team or come out to the event. Prepaid registration price: $130 per golfer (May 4) Day of registration: $150 per golfer, Visit our tournament website to view the various levels of player packages available: www. godesigninc.org

Gourmet Soiree Gala Benefiting Savannah Chapter of American Red Cross

Twelfth annual fundraising gala offers cuisine from Alligator Soul, Chef Nick Mueller & Company, Gottlieb & Cohen New South Kosher, The Cookie Bar & Grill and more. Thursday, May 10, 6-10pm at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. For tickets and more information, call 912-651-5300.

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and toilet paper. Please visit www.parkplaceyes. org for directions.

Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk

Run, walk, or roll in Senior Citizens, Inc.’s 2nd Annual Miles for Meals 5k held on Saturday, May 12 at 8 a.m. at Daffin Park. Race proceeds benefit the Meals On Wheels program of Senior Citizens, Inc., which feeds hundreds of homebound seniors each day, while at the same time offering them a friendly midday visit. Register at Fleet Feet or at Active.com. $30 through May 10; and $35 at Packet Pick Up and Race Day Information: (912) 236-0363 or visit www. seniorcitizens-inc.org.

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp out Hunger! Food Drive, Donate food to Second Harvest of Coastal

Georgia by leaving a bag of non-perishable food next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will collect the donations on May 12 while delivering the mail. Join staff and volunteers at America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia from 5-8 pm to receive and sort the food that is collected during this amazing drive. More information at 912-236-6750 or www.helpendhunger.org.

Sixth Annual Savannah Mile Run

Benefiting The 200 Club. Sat. May 26, 8am. Run begins at Forsyth Park and continues one mile north on Drayton Street, finishing on Broughton Street. Includes five age group heats and a Fun Run Family Heat. Registration: $20 through May 24, $25 May 25 & 26. Army Rangers and families are complimentary. To register, please visit The 200 Club online at www.twohundredclub.org. For sponsorship information, call Renee Laurie at 912.238.1200 ext. 111 or email at rlaurie@ princebush.com.

Speed Dating for “Kiss-A-Pig”

Kiss-a-Pig candidate Lisa Woodside with ASF Logistics hosts Speed Dating on Thurs., May 10, 6pm-until. Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay Street. $40 per person. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets and two bands. Speed Dating starts at 6:00 and ends at 8:00, but the party goes on forever. Proceeds benefit the Kiss-A-Pig funddraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Information: Katie Chancy at k.chancy@ daicommercial.com or 912-308-3111.

Sports Events to Benefit Bethesda Academy

Thurs, May 10, 7 pm. Sports Banquet featuring ESPN reporter Jeremy Schapp. Held at Bethesda Academy. Fri, May 11, 9am., Celebrity Golf Tournament, The Club at Savannah Harbor. Call 912-351-2061 or email elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy.org to register for the Celebrity Golf Tournament or for banquet ticket information.

Tour de Kids Bicycle Tour

This youth bicycle tour around Lake Mayer benefits Interfaith Hospitality Network to raise money for homeless children. May 5, 10am-2pm. Registration is $10 and includes an event T shirt, lunch and access to carnival style activities in the park, including entertainment by Magic Marc. 912-7909446, www.ihnsav.org

Call for Entries SCAD Film Dept Open Casting Call for Actors and Actresses

SCAD’s Film and Television Department invites anyone interested in acting in short film productions to attend the open Spring Casting Call. The event will be held in Adler Hall, 532 Indian St., Savannah. Saturday, May 5, 10am-4pm. Men, women and children of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to come meet the filmmakers in hopes of establishing a relationship that can lead to landing a role in a production for the summer and fall quarters. No prior experience is necessary. SAG and Non-SAG actors are welcome. NO PAY. Participants are encouraged to bring a headshot or any

other promotional material they may have. If selected, they will be given material to prepare for an audition at a later date.

Classes, Camps & Workshops 2012 Summer Art Camp

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, June 11 through August 24 at S.P.A.C.E. studios, 9 W. Henry St. Ten camp sessions will be offered for children, providing an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings. Includes sessions for ages 4-12. Fees $135 per session. $85 for the preschool half-days session. Call for complete information: 912651-6783. or www.savannahga.gov/arts

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. [122811]

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. [041512]

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. [122811] Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit http://www. ctcsavannah.com/ [122811]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes.

Regular classes on boat handling, boating safety & navigation offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn from the experts. For dates & more information, visit our web site: www.savannahaux.com or telephone Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656. [010912]

Coastal Georgia Master Naturalist Program

An introduction to Coastal Georgia’s natural environment. The ten-week course meets at a different site each week and explores the natural resources of the site and its implications to how Georgia developed and will develop into the future. Wednesdays from March 28-June 6. 9am-3pm. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to each class venue. Fee: $150.00. CIncludes all materials necessary for the course Contact Don Gardner, Glynn County Extension dgardner@uga.edu ; (912) 554-7578 or Pat Payne, Glynn County Extension uge3127@uga.edu ; (912) 554-7577. Sponsored by UGA Cooperative Extension- Bryan, Chatham, Glynn and Liberty Counties and


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A course on The Four Agreements, a book by Don Miguel Luis, will be held on Tuesdays, beginning June 5 through June 26. Time: 6:30pm to 8pm. Location: Unity Church of Savannah, 2324 Sunset Blvd., Savannah, GA 31405. Registration: $10 per person by June 1, 2012. Contact Lydia Rose Stone 912-7040798.

Creativity for Problem Solving Power.

Explore imagination, idea generation and creative thinking, while learning an array of problem solving tools and techniques. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5/8- 5/17/2012, 6:308:30 pm. http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/ conted/problemsolving.html Offered through Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Program at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Call for fee information. Register online or by phone at 855-478-5551 (toll-free).

Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138. kbillustration@mac.com

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $30/session. Information: 912-4430410. [122811]

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. [020512]

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am-12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686. [122811]

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. [122811]

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 912223-7049 or elaine.alexander@ymail.com. [040112]

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. [122811]

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Course on “The Four Agreements”

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [122811]

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Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912232-5987 [122811]

Homeschool Music Classes

Affordable group music classes offered in Savannah and Guyton. Contact Brian at 912414-5625 for more information. [041512]

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

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 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. 912-509-4647. www.savannahsclayspot.com. Camp held at The Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401.

Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-7132718 for more information. [122811]

Learn to Speak Spanish

Spanish lessons offered by an experienced native speaker. Flexible schedule and affordable rates. Classes are held at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse. Call 912-541-1337. [122811]

Microsoft Word I

Tues. May 1 and Thurs. May 3. 6:30-9:30pm. $75. Acquire a basic understanding of Word including working with documents, formatting text, outlines, clip art, themes, mail merge, and more. Offered in Savannah at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, by Georgia Southern’s Department of Continuing Education. Information call (912)651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasou thern.edu

Microsoft Word II

Tuesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 17. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Dept. of Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Document preparation, formatting, the find and replace capability, word count, thesaurus, outlines, references, cross-references, tables, databases, and tables of contents, forms, sections, custom auto-correcting, and macros, WordArt, SmartArt, and charts. Information: (912) 644-5967 or ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/ conted/microsoft.

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Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes. www.msamyschoolofmusic.com

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, drums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, flute, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail.com. [122811]

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. [122811]

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. [010812]

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 [122811]

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. [02052012]

Photography: Point and Shoot

Improve shooting style by covering the basics of light and composition, camera functions and settings. Detailed printing and storage options. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, and 16. 6:30-8:30 pm, and on Saturday, May 5, 8:3-0:30 am (a day in the field where students can practice what they’ve learned.) Information on fees, etc Contact Judy Fogarty at The Coastal Georgia Center (912) 644-5967 or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street in Savannah.

Portrait Photography Course

Learn how to use the off-camera flash, studio lighting, available light, and photo editing to create flattering portraits of people, pets, close ups, and more. Any camera. Prints or digital files will be accepted. Suggested prerequisite: Creative Photography. Dates: Wednesdays, 1/18 to 2/1 or Mondays, 5/7 to 5/21. Time is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $70/ person. Call to to register at 855-478-5551. Registration closes Monday, Jan. 16 at Noon for the Jan. class; Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m. for the May class. Offered by Georgia Southern University Continuing Education and takes place in Savannah,at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. $70/person http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html [122911]

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1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two internet-ready computers. [122811]

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 Broughton. Contact us at charlesfund@gmail.com for more information. [122811]

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. 801 E. Gwinnett Street. Call 652-3582. [122811]

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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. [122211]

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Henry St @ E Broad, Mon/Tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. SCAD students and alumni $5 discount. Call 786-247-9923, anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com, www.anitraoperadiva. com [122811]

Clubs & Organizations Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. beginning 2/21/2012. The aim of Savannah Authors Autonomous is to encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Savannah Association for the Blind (SAB), 214 Drayton Street. Founded by British writer Christopher Scott (more than a dozen published books) and local writer Alice Vantrease (one published novel, optioned for a potential Hollywood movie). All are welcome. No charge to attend. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208.

Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, godzillaunknown@ gmail.com or visit www.avegost.com [122811]

Buccaneer Region SCCA

The local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http:// buccaneerregion.org. [122811]

Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each

month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 308-6768 for more info. [121211]

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Meet at Starbucks, corner of Victory Dr. & Skidaway Rd. in Savannah. Information: coastalminis.com. [122811] Starbucks,

Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-6952305 for more info. http://www.meetup.com/ SavannahEnergyHealers/ [122811]

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso. Email, Kathleen Thomas: exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info. [122811]

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., Thunderbolt. [122811]

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 [031812]

Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: https://sites.google.com/site/islandsmops/ [122811]

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [121211]

Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [122811]

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Call 786-4508. [122811] Savannah

MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Come as you are, to experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Islands MOMSnext meets every first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. For more info or to register for a meeting, call (912)898-4344 or email kymmccarty@hotmail.com. http:// www.mops.org/ [122811]

Old Time Radio Researchers Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send email to Jim Beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo. com or visit www.otrr.org. [122811]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and third Wednesday. Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton St.). Call 233-6014 or visit Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for more info. [012212]

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 5965965. [122811]

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. [86/010112] Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info. [122811]

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or “like” the Savannah Adventure Club on Facebook. [122811]

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912232-7731 for more info. [122811]

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb. org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [122811]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. [122811] Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www. stewart.army.mil/

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the


Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day! Call (912) 308-6768 to learn more. [021212]

Savannah Jaycees

Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www.savannahjaycees. com [122811]

Savannah Kennel Club

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www. savannahnewcomers.com [122911]

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com. [122911]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. [122911]

Savannah Writers Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-920-8891 for location. [122911] Savannah

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. For location and details, visit SeersuckerLive.com. [122911

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail.com [122911]

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit http://www.orgsites.com/ ga/southernwings/ [86/010112]

Stitch-N’s

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free Spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first Monday of each month at 1pm. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514 [122911] Tarde en Espanol Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566. [122911]

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [122911]

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [122911]

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger, theremin@neidlinger.us. [122911]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Become part of the volunteer organization who assists the U.S. Coast Guard in the performance of their important duties. Meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Coed. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: www.savannahaux. com or telephone Al Townsend at 912-5987387. [122911]

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. [122911] Savannah

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@ comcast.net for more information. [122911]

Conferences “All Things Live Oak” Conference with Tours

Savannah Tree Foundation presents a day of speakers and tours celebrating Georgia’s state tree. Thursday, May 17, 9am-4:00pm, Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. Speakers: Dr. Kim Coder, UGA; Michael Murphy, arborist, Beaufort, SC; Dr. continues on p. 40

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

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Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 4296918 or email savannahfencing@aol.com.

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Don Ham, consulting arborist. Tours of the Candler Oak, the Majestic Oak, Wormsloe Historic Site, and other famous Savannah Live Oaks. Lunch included and Continuing Ed credits for arborists, architects and others. $50 for association members, $60 others. www.savannahtree.org Other sponsors: Georgia Urban Forest Council and Trees South Carolina.

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

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info. [101711]

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/ information: 912-925-0903. Or www.theballetschoolsav.com [122911]

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190. The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads. [122911]

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@yahoo.com. [122911] Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-5960889 or www.cairoonthecoast.com [122911]

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www.cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@ cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [122911]

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [122911]

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [122911]

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 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 912-7042052. [122911]

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329. [122911]

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586. [122911]

Pole Dancing Class

Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www. fitnessbodybalance.com or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. [122911]

Salsa Savannah

Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 8-9pm. For more info: www.salsasavannah. com, 912-704-8726. [122911]

Savannah Dance Club

“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn /Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. [122911]

Savannah Dance Club

“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn /Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. [122911]

Savannah Shag Club

Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. [122911]

Events Chocolate Tasting

Taste Single Origin American-Made Chocolate at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe on Friday, May 18 at 8pm. Learn about chocolate production, taste a variety of chocolate, and everything else you need to know to select a good bar of chocolate. E-mail chocolatelabsavannah@gmail.com. $25/ person. Information:www.facebook.com/ thechocolatelab.

Lecture: Find Your Path in Life and Work Christian Science Lecture by Chet Manchester, Saturday, May 5 at 2pm. Music by singer Alex Cook begins at 12:30pm. Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist, 211 E.Victory Drive. Free and open to the public.

Work Day at W.W. Law House

Saturday, May 5th 8am. (710 West Victory Drive) Volunteers from our community and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will be painting the exterior of this “Places in Peril” structure, the longtime home of the late W.W. Law, a prime mover in Savannah’s civil rights era. Volunteers are invited to assist Historic Savannah Foundation as they prepare and paint the facade of this historic property. Volunteers will meet at 802 West 42nd Street at 8:00am. Contact HSF to register: (912) 233-7787

Film & Video CineSavannah

A film series that seeks to bring new, firstrun films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net [122911]

from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM at offices located at 100 Riverview Drive, off of Islands Expressway. Helps participants relax, start healthy habits to prepare their body and gain more confidence on the fertility journey. Instructor Ann Carroll, RYT 500. $100 for 6 week session. (912) 704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@ bellsouth.net. [122911]

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., http://www.savj.org. [122911]

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. [122911]

Psychotronic Film Society

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Fitness

Pilates Mat Classes

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. Upcoming schedule: www.sentientbean.com [122911]

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

Back to back belly dance classes and two unique styles of dance. Every Sunday, 12noon-1pm, American Cabaret style, energetic and fast paced. 1-2pm, Tribal Fusion, a slower, more controlled style of dance. Both sessions $24, or a one hour session $15, or 4/$48.00. www.cairoonthecoast.com. Fitness, Body, and Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Contact Nicole at 912-596-0889. [122911]

Belly Drills

An intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit www.cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [122911]

Bellydance Fusion Classes

Fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. Classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. Small classes held several days a week in downtown Savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. Contact Christa at 678-799-4772 or see www.bohemianbeats.com. [121811]

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@yahoo.com [122911]

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. [030812]

Fertility Yoga

Ongoing series of six week sessions of Fertility Yoga are held on Tuesday evenings

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www.savannahyoga.com. [122911] Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Suite-A Ferguson Ave. http://savannahpilates.com. [122911]

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesdays from 6-7:15pm at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr., and Thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 Riverview Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for each course. Call Ann Carroll at 912-7047650 e-mail ann@aikyayoga.com. [122911]

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. [031812]

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. A great way get out on the water and to stay fit. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/ Tybee Island. Eastcoastpaddleboarding.com or 781-267-1810 [122911]

The Yoga Room

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-3509031. [122911]


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Zumba Fitness (R) classes

Mondays at 7:15-8:15. Located at The Ballet School, Studio B, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $7 per class or $60 for 10 classes. Contact April for more info. 912-306-5598. [122911]

Zumba Fitness Classes with Anne

Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E Montgomery Crossroads, Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $5, Free if you bring a friend. (912) 596-1952. [010912]

Zumba Fitness Classes with Mai

Monday 8:30am-9:30 am, Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 G. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 per class Saturdays 8:30 am-9:30am, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [011412]

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. [122911]

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. [030412] Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. [122911] Savannah

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. SPs mission of unity through diversity, and social awareness has helped promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South, and organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride.com. [122911]

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ standoutyouth.org or visit www.standoutyouth.org. [122911]

What Makes A Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611. [122911]

Health “Pamper Your Mother” Health Screenings

Bring your mom out to get screened for high blood pressure. Take part in manicures, hand massages and other free treats! St. Joseph’s/ Candler’s African American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn Street. Tuesday, May 8, 9:30am-7pm. Information or to pre-register, call 912-447-6605.

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. [122911]

Free Blood Pressure Checks

The Community Cardiovascular Council reminds you to get a free blood pressure check at the Savannah Fire Department’s area Fire Stations. Look for the “Free Blood Pressure Check” sign in front of each station. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to

a stroke or heart attack. For more information about high blood pressure, contact the Council at 232-6624 or visit savannahccc.org. [031812]

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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 [122911]

The Community Care Services Program will Tybee Island Marine Science Center offer free six-week courses designed to help Offering a variety of fun educational prothose who provide care for friends or family grams including Beach Discovery Walks, members with a chronic illness. Classes beMarsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal savannah’sGeorgia premier playground! gin April 4 and June 6. Contact 912-644-5217 Gallery,adult which features an up close for more information. look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786Free hearing & speech screening 5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: [122911] 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech & Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Walk on the Wild Side 355-4601. www.savannahspeechandhearing. The Oatland Island Wildlife Center , 711 Sandtown Rd., offers a 2-mile Native Animal org [122911] Nature Trail that winds through maritime forHealth Care for Uninsured People est, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habiSt. Mary’s Health Center is open for primary tats, and features live native animal exhibits. health for the uninsured of Chatham County. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, The center, located at 1302 Drayton, is open Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, www. Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 oatlandisland.org. [122911] PM. For information or to make an appointWilderness Southeast ment, call 912-443-9409. [021912] Offers a variety of programs every month Healthcare for the Uninsured including guided trips with naturalists, canoe St. Mary’s Health Center,1302 Drayton St.. is rides and more. Their mission is to develop open for health needs of uninsured residents appreciation, understanding, stewardship, of Chatham County. Free of charge. Open and enjoyment of the natural world. For Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 more information: 912-236-8115 or www. PM. For information or to make an appointwilderness-southeast.org. [122911] ment, call 912-443-9409. [122911]

Information Session: What are Clinical Trials?

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn Street. presents “What are Clinical Trials” Thursday, May 3, 5:30-7:00pm. Refreshments provided. Information or to pre-register, please call 447-6605.

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. [122911] Savannah

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. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). For more information, call 912-447-6605. [022612]

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154. [122911]

Workshop: Preventing Strokes

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn Street, present s“Preventing Strokes” on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7pm. Refreshments are provided. Information or to pre-register, call 447-6605.

Nature and Environment

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic

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

Save-A-Life Pet Adoptions

Visit Save-A-Life Animal Welfare Agency at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event May 5, Saturday, from 10-6pm. PetSmart Store and Tent, 11132 Abercorn Street.

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Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912234-3336. [122911]

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. [122911]

Savannah Storytellers

The Savannah Storytellers are re-forming on Feb 16. Weekly meetings to follow. Bess Chappas will offer workshop on first meeting. Call. Wallace Moye 354-0048. Call for reservation (limited seating). Janice at 912-2242904. [021212]

Tea time at Ola’s

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. [122911]

Dolphin Project of Georgia

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school,

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Religious & Spiritual Service of Compline

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 will join in prayer for our community, our country, and our world united under this year’s theme “One Nation Under God.” This year’s verse of inspiration is “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12. Information: Gene Roberts: generoberts7@ wmconnect.com or 912-704-3995.

The Service of Compline at Christ Church is moving: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher--different location. Beginning Sunday, December 11 the Christ Church Service of chanted Compline by candlelight will be held at historic Independent Presbyterian Church (corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe) every Sunday night at 9:00p.m. “Come, say good night to God.” [121211]

Savannah Zen Center

We will gather on Sunday mornings beginning February 5th at Bryson Hall (5 East Perry St.) on Chippewa Square at 10:30 am. www.edenvillagechurch.org Like us on Facebook: Savannah Church Plant. [011412]

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121. [122911]

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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 [122911]

Savannah Observance of National Day of Prayer

The 61st annual National Day of Prayer is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. on May 3 at the Chatham County Courthouse. People from many churches in the area participate. Christians from throughout Chatham County

Meditation, Classes & Events are held at 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: savannahzencenter.com or visit us on Facebook. [122911]

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The Savannah Bible Project

Meets each Friday 6:00-6:45pm to provide a non-faith-biased opportunity to interpret Hebrew and Christian scripture. Participants are encouraged to interpret the texts in community embracing each person’s unique interpretive authority. Meetings begin April 20 at the Ogeechee River Coffee Company. https://www.facebook.com/SavannahBibleProject [040112]

Theology on Tap

Meets at The Distillery every month on the third Monday night from 8:30 - 10:30pm. Like us on Facebook: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. [011412]

Unitarian Universalist Beloved

Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 7866075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. [122911]

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah. org or www.uusavannah.org. [122911] 313 E. Harris St. ,

Unity Church of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, www.unityofsavannah.org or call 912-3554704. 2320 Sunset Blvd.

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. [122911]

Team In Training Info Meeting and Fall Season Kick-Off Party

Learn more about how you can complete a triathlon, full or half marathon with the Team In Training program. All levels of athletes - walkers, runners, cyclists, beginners or advanced - are welcome. Together we train to beat cancer! Meetings held at four different locations in Savannah/Chatham on 4/18, 5/16, 5/24, 5/30. See website for locations on these dates. Kick off party and info is June 7, 5:00-6:00 pm - Drop in for more info and to sign up 6:30-8:30pm - Kick-Off Party for all registered Fall season participants. Mercer Auditorium at Hoskins Center (on Memorial Health campus), East 66th St. http://www.teamintraining.org

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An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics of all ages. The message of the Al-Anon Family Groups is one of strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Al-Anon, for adults, and Alateen, for young people ages 13-19, is

a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races and walks of life in an inspiring endeavor: helping themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic. Meetings are held daily throughout Savannah and the surrounding area. Check www.savannahalanon.com for meeting information and times, or call 912598-9860 for information. [030412]

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. [122911]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Families Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts caregivers and families support groups for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Locations and days: Every 2nd Monday at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. Every 2nd Thursday, 5:30pm, at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143.

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. [122911]

Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. http://www.memorialhealth.com [122911]

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Meets Tuesdays at 5:20om, at First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street. Survivor’s and care providers welcome. Enter via Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-819-7053. [122911]

Cancer support group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For anyone living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-5704. [122911]

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633. [122911]

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Next meeting: Sat., April 28, 10:30am at Candler Hospital’s Marsh Auditorium, 5356 Reynolds St. in Savannah. The group will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912-927-8332 or go to www. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. (There is no charge for this meeting.)

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 struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. [122911] continues on p. 44


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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) On the one hand, you’re facing a sticky dilemma that you may never be able to change no matter how hard you try. On the other hand, you are engaged with an interesting challenge that may very well be possible to resolve. Do you know which is which? Now would be an excellent time to make sure you do. It would be foolish to keep working on untying a hopelessly twisted knot when there is another puzzle that will respond to your love and intelligence. Go where you’re wanted.

speaking terms as they are right now. Your genitals and your heart seem to be in a good collaborative groove as well. Even your past and your future are mostly in agreement about how you should proceed in the present. To what do we owe the pleasure of this rather dramatic movement toward integration? Here’s one theory: You’re being rewarded for the hard work you have done to take good care of yourself.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22)

From an astrological perspective, it’s the New Year season; you’re beginning a fresh cycle. How would you like to celebrate? You could make a few resolutions –– maybe pledge to wean yourself from a wasteful habit or self– sabotaging vice. You could also invite the universe to show you what you don’t even realize you need to know. What might also be interesting would be to compose a list of the good habits you will promise to cultivate, and the ingenious breakthroughs you will work toward, and the shiny yet gritty dreams you will court and woo.

A South African biologist was intrigued to discover an interesting fact about the rodent known as the elephant shrew: It much prefers to slurp the nectar of pagoda lilies than to nibble on peanut butter mixed with apples and rolled oats. The biologist didn’t investigate whether mountain goats would rather eat grasses and rushes than ice cream sundaes or whether lions like fresh–killed antelopes better than Caesar salad, but I’m pretty sure they do. In a related subject, Leo, I hope that in the coming weeks you will seek to feed yourself exclusively with the images, sounds, stories, and food that truly satisfy your primal hunger rather than the stuff that other people like or think you should like.

GEMINI

VIRGO

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20)

(May 21–June 20) “My father–in–law was convinced that his sheepdogs picked up his thoughts telepathically,” writes Richard Webster in his article “Psychic Animals. ”He needed only to think what he wanted his dogs to do, and they would immediately do it. He had to be careful not to think too far ahead, as his dogs would act on the thought he was thinking at the time.” To this I’d add that there is a wealth of other anecdotal evidence, as well as some scientific research, suggesting that dogs respond to unspoken commands. I happen to believe that the human animal is also capable of picking up thoughts that aren’t said aloud. And I suspect that you’re in a phase when it will be especially important to take that into account. Be discerning about what you imagine, because it could end up in the mind of someone you know!

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Your right brain and left brain have rarely been on such close

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) There are only a very few people whose ancestors were not immigrants. They live in Africa, where homo sapiens got its start. As for the rest of us, our forbears wandered away from their original home and spread out over the rest of the planet. We all came from somewhere else! This is true on many other levels, as well. In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you Virgos to get in touch with your inner immigrant this week. It’s an excellent time to acknowledge and celebrate the fact that you are nowhere near where you started from, whether you gauge that psychologically, spiritually, or literally.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) “When I’m good, I’m very good,” said Hollywood’s original siren, Mae West, “but when I’m bad I’m better.” I think that assertion might at times make sense coming out of your lips in the next two weeks. But I’d like to offer a variation that could also serve you well.

It’s articulated by my reader Sarah Edelman, who says, “When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m batty, I’m better.” Consider trying out both of these attitudes, Libra, as you navigate your way through the mysterious and sometimes unruly fun that’s headed your way.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) The *Weekly World News,* my favorite source of fake news, reported on a major development in the art world: An archaeologist found the lost arms of the famous Venus de Milo statue. They were languishing in a cellar in Southern Croatia. Hallelujah! Since her discovery in 1820, the goddess of love and beauty has been incomplete. Will the Louvre Museum in Paris, where she is displayed, allow her to be joined by her original appendages and made whole again? Let’s not concern ourselves now with that question. Instead, please turn your attention to a more immediate concern: the strong possibility that you will soon experience a comparable development, the rediscovery of and reunification with a missing part of you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Seventeenth–century physicians sometimes advised their patients to consume tobacco as a way to alleviate a number of different maladies, from toothaches to arthritis. A few doctors continued recommending cigarettes as health aids into the 1950s. This bit of history may be useful to keep in mind, Sagittarius. You’re in a phase when you’re likely to have success in hunting down remedies for complaints of both a physical and psychological nature. But you should be cautious about relying on conventional wisdom, just in case some of it resembles the idea that cigarettes are good for you. And always double check to make sure that the cures aren’t worse than what they are supposed to fix.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Outer space isn’t really that far away. As astronomer Fred Hoyle used to say, you’d get there in an hour if you could drive a car straight up. I think there’s a comparable situation in your own life, Capricorn. You’ve got an inflated notion of how distant a certain goal is, and that’s inhibiting you from getting totally serious about achieving it. I’m not saying that the

destination would be a breeze to get to. My point is that it’s closer than it seems.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) When most Westerners hear the word “milk,” they surmise it has something to do with cows. But the fact is that humans drink milk collected from sheep, goats, camels, yaks, mares, llamas, and reindeer. And many grocery stores now stock milk made from soybeans, rice, almonds, coconut, hemp, and oats. I’m wondering if maybe it’s a good time for you to initiate a comparable diversification, Aquarius. You shouldn’t necessarily give up the primal sources of nourishment you have been depending on. Just consider the possibility that it might be fun and healthy for you to seek sustenance from some unconventional or unexpected sources.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) You wouldn’t want to play a game of darts with an inflatable dartboard, right? If you were a smoker, you’d have little interest in a fireproof cigarette. And while a mesh umbrella might look stylish, you wouldn’t be foolish enough to expect it to keep the rain out. In the spirit of these truisms, Pisces, I suggest you closely examine any strategy you’re considering to see if it has a built–in contradiction. Certain ideas being presented to you –– perhaps even arising from your own subconscious mind –– may be inherently impractical to use in the real world.

A world wide twelve-step self-help support program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has a new group in Savannah. Thursdays at 7:30PM at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Information: 912-660-6845 or email sandyjtyler@comcast.net. [011412]

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743. http://www.sjchs.org/ [122911]

Gambling problem?

12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-7484730. [122911]

Grief Support Group

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org. [122911]

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered from, or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. One Tuesday per month. Topic for March 20th. - Stress, Diet, and Your Heart. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall) Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org [011212]

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Memorial Health University Medical Center, http://www.memorialhealth. com. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. [122911]

Multiple Sclerosis support group

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. [86/010712]

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. [122911]

National Alliance On Mental Illness Connection Support Group

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. [122211]

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit www.oa.org to locate a meeting. [122911]

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 2384666. [122911]

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 912-233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. [122911]


Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. http://www.memorialhealth. com/ [122911]

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

Sponsored by Savannah Educational Consultants and Royce Learning Center. Professionally led support groups will be held on the 4th Monday of each month, 6-7:30pm. Meetings will be held at Royce Learning Center, at 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Contact Laurel Brady, 912-659-4687 or email LBrady@savannaheducationalconsultants.com [122911]

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets weekly. Call Donna at 912-350-5616. http://www.memorialhealth.com/backus [122911]

Support Group for People with HIV/AIDS

For more information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912-231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS. [122911]

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 912-8195704. [021912]

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. [122911]

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-

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232-6624 or knoxm@sjchs.org. [021212] Good Samaritan Clinic St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call 912-9644326. [122911]

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 912-652-3661. http://www.liveoakpl.org [122911]

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. [021912]

Oatland Island Education Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call (912) 395-1500. 711 Sandtown Rd. http://www.oatlandisland.org/ [122911]

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. [030412]

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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. [041912]

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

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Needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at www.TheDolphinProject.org. [122911]

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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. http://www.sjchs.org/1844. cfm.

Urban Hope

Urban Hope, an after school program for inner city children, is looking for adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, or other fun activities. Visit www.urbanhopesavannah.org, for more info or email urbanhopesav@aol.com to start enriching the lives of children. [122911]

Volunteer 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 912-3134001. [040112]

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Celebrity athletes will host a Sports Camp on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. until noon at Bethesda Academy’s campus. Area youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to come out and play with pro athletes in football, basketball and baseball. Free and open to the public, but camp participants must register in advance. To register, contact Elizabeth Brown, 912-351-2061 or elizabeth.brown@ bethesdaacademy.org.

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dancing “just for fun” or competition, the IDS makes Irish dancing a fun loving activity the entire family can enjoy! Call 912-8975984 or email irishdancsav@aol.com Adult classes also available. [122911]

Summer Camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Kids will have a blast this summer letting their imaginations go wild at Savannah’s Clay Spot. Once children get their hands on clay, they are going to want to come back for more. Register for the first week at $150.00 and receive additional weeks for 1/2 price. That’s a fun deal for everyone! Information at savannahsclayspot@gmail.com, or 912509-4647. More information online: www. savannahsclayspot.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 animal ambassadors. $5 for children, General admission ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) for adults. Friends of Oatland (FOO) members pay only for children with up to 2 adults FREE! Fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails. Preregistration is required and closes at 4pm the Monday before each program. 912-3951500, or ww.oatlandisland.org [011412]

Tybee Summer Day Camp at Burton 4-H Center

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.

Youth Basketball 2012 Summer Camp

Teaching the fundamentals of Basketball, table games & reading. Monday-Friday 8am3pm, Ages 5-14 Cost: $35/week (no refunds). Limit 40 kids. Contact: Coach Maurice, 912-503-3001

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