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September 23 – 29, 2015 news, arts & Entertainment weekly

Jason Bible, take the wheel Train Wrecks frontman performs solo gig at Gingerbread House

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Wednesday / 23 Common Grounds

Collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. Meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight Sunday nights at 8PM. 8 p.m Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St.

Savannah Jazz Festival: Doc Handy

Brooke Atwood & Ashley Woodson Bailey Trunk Show 4 Thursday / 24

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Documentary 4 Wednesday / 23

Three decades ago, the disgraced “spiritual mystic” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh of India and his followers bought a large piece of property in Oregon with the intentions of building a private commune for his followers to live on. They soon set about harassing, cheating and attempting to take over nearby towns, destroying the lives of many locals before their plans ultimately collapsed under a myriad of fraud allegations and murder plots. The PFS will screen a little known documentary that features extremely rare film footage smuggled out of the Rajneesh cult commune before its fall. 8 p.m., The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave., $7

Come celebrate the success and final night of Broughton Exchange’s current location with a trunk show from the new capsule collection by Brooke Atwood x Ashley Woodson Bailey. Ashley’s famous floral prints will be on sale, and pre-orders on this amazing silk crepe collection will be available. Champagne will be served. 6-8 p.m., Broughton Exchange, 18 E Broughton St.

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Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo, is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means. 7 & 9:30 p.m., Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr., 4 $7.50 if you mention CinemaSavannah

Latino Heritage Month

Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponsors this monthlong celebration of Latino culture. Festivities include a Spanish film festival, lectures, dance classes and more. For a full list, visit Sep. 15-Oct. 15 Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 912-344-3050

Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucia

This 170ft long, 500 ton replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, now renamed the San Pelayo, will visit Savannah again this year. Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m River Street, River St. $10 adults, $5 children 5-12

Theatre: Creation of the World and Other Business

The Second Mother 4 Friday / 25

Part of the Savannah Jazz Festival. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant, 402 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.

Runaway Home 4 Saturday / 26

Runaway Home is a panoramic-americana band founded by three intrepid dreamers and schemers who share a love for music and the places it takes us all. Their music begins close to the heart, but is bound for distant vistas. Pulling from diverse musical backgrounds, Runaway Home blends their sound whiskey-smooth and harmonically strong, with a plaintive and rootsy edge. 8 p.m., Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80, $20 plus tax

Armstrong’s Masquers theatre troupe opens its fall season with this play by Arthur Miller. Sept. 23-26, 7:30 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $12

Thursday / 24 Concert: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys, Uncommon Collective

Nashville artist Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys will be performing for the Sanctuary Concert Series at Trinity United Methodist Church in the historic sanctuary. They will be joined by members of Savannah’s Uncommon Collective, including harpist Kristin King,

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Vocalist Trae Gurley, and Mandolin player, Cory Chambers as the opener. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

Concert: Jason Bible and Payne Bridges

Jason will play songs spanning 10 years d of The Train Wrecks, his favorite covers and the stories of how he wrote some of his favorite tunes in a large format living room concert setting. Payne Bridges opens the show. r The Gingerbread House, 1921 Bull Street.

Savannah Jazz Festival

Performances include Savannah State Wesleyan Choir, Eric Culberson and Jarekus Singleton. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.

A Fishy Affair: Malicious... But Delicious

n Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundations holds their inaugural Lionfish dinner. Four of Savannah’s most respected chefs will cook up their best Lionfish dishes. Featured chefs include Chef Roberto Leoci of Leoci’s Trattoria and Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar; Chef Drue Longo of 39 Rue De Jean; and Chef Matthew J. Roher and Sushi Chef Jin Kang, both of The Landings Club. 6 p.m Landings Club, 71 Green Island Road. $60 per ticket, $600 for table of 10

Lecture: DACA: A Dream Deferred Lecture and Exhibit

Jerry Gonzalez from the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) speaks on the legalities and importance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). 6 p.m Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

Lecture: Donald Duck’s Allies

Concert: Laiken Love Williams and Jay Rudd

Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical backgrounds on the stage. 12:15-12:45 p.m Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

Concert: Tiple Recital

Armstrong State University will host a special performance of music from the Americas, Europe and Colombia to show how the Tiple, a Colombian guitar, can be integrated throughout a spectrum of international music. 3 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn

Haiqiong Deng

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Live at Trustees Theater Saturday, Nov. 7 8 p.m.

The Confucius Institute will present a concert and puppetry performance by Haiqiong Deng, an international zheng soloist and chamber musician. 6:30 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

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Theatre: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Savannah Box Office, 216 E. Broughton St. 912.525.5050 ·

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Runs Sept 25-Oct 4, weekends only. Visit www.savannahchildrenstheatre. org for more details. 7-9 p.m Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $12-15 912-238-9015.

Savannah Jazz Festival

Performances include Barnard Rose Band, Jody Espina Quartet, Barry Green & University of North Florida. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.

Disney meets South America in this lecture by Dr. Michael Hall, which will examine how the animated film “Saludos Amigos” helped launch Brazil’s position as a U.S. ally during WWII. Part of Armstrong’s Moveable Feast lecture series. 6 p.m American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St.

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Film: The Breakfast Club

Coastal Arts Fair

The Tybee Arts Association presents this art fair featuring more than 40 regional artists from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. 10 a.m.-6 p.m Memorial Park, 403 Butler Ave.

Celebrate this iconic 80s John Hughes movie with SCAD Cinema Circle, featuring Workshops in Chinese painting and cala post-show discussion with producer ligraphy with Liu Nan will be held at 2 p.m. Andy Meyer. in the Social Sciences Building Gallery. 7 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279.

Savannah Jazz Festival

Performances include United States Marine Corps Band, Doug Carn Trio, Steve Watson Trio, CJA Hall of Fame, Tony Monaco, Harvey Mason, & Howard Paul, and Coastal Jazz Allstars with Fred Wesley. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert

Tenor Stan Warren joins pianist Quynh Shannon for an afternoon of romantically themed music. 5 p.m Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St.


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Pack a picnic and enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities in beautiful Forsyth Park. This unique free event features stunning repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Come early to enjoy local band and choral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell. The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 7:00pm. This year's picnic theme is "Hollywood in the Park!" Pack a themed picnic and enter to win fabulous prizes from Parker's!

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4pm Esther Garrison School for the Performing & Visual Arts Band & Orchestra Performance 4:45pm Savannah Arts Academy Chorus Performance 5:30pm Velvet Caravan Performance 7pm Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra Performance 9:00pm End of Concert



Theatre: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Visit for more details. 3-5 p.m Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. 12-15 912-238-9015.

Tybee Fall Festival

Family-friendly activities. Admission is free and open to all ages. All proceeds benefit the Tybee Island Lighthouse. 12-5 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.

Tybee Post Theater Grand Opening

Film: Goodfellas

Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs. 7:30 p.m The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Celebrate with microchip and vaccines onsite, the 10-step AKC Canine Good Citizen test, games and activities, rescue groups with dogs for adoption. 11 a.m.-3 p.m Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave.

Theatre: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

A musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, awardwinning, best-selling children’s books. Visit 3-5 p.m Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. 12-15 912-238-9015.

Tybee’s Got Talent

What better way to preview the Theater’s inaugural season than with Tybee’s Got Talent, a legendary talent competition that showcases the best Tybee has to offer. 7-9 p.m Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

Monday / 28 Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Savannah Jaycees host a Savannah mayoral candidate forum with attorney Charles Bowen acting as moderator. 6-8 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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Complimentary food and beverages under the party tent. The Girlfriends and their full band Sassy Cats and the Toms will entertain onstage. 6-8 p.m Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

Film: The Maddening

Sunday / 27

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Lecture: Monet and American Impressionism

Courtney McNeil, curator of fine arts and exhibitions at Telfair Museums, will give a lecture about Claude Monet and American Impressionism. The lecture is designed to tie in with a new Impressionism exhibit at the Jepson Center in Savannah. 4 p.m Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

The PFS salutes the life and career of actress Angie Dickinson. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

All books are $1 at this blowout sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

Science on Tap: Our Changing Earth

Dr. Matthew Draud, Armstrong professor and head of the Biology Department, will discuss how the vastness of time hinders human appreciation of processes that span from the past and into the future. 6 p.m Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W Liberty

news & Opinion Editor’s Note

The best blight money can buy by Jim Morekis

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1464 East Victory Drive Savannah, GA, 31404 Phone: (912) 238-2040 Fax: (912) 238-2041 twitter: @ConnectSavannah Administrative Chris Griffin, General Manager (912) 721-4378 Editorial Many Savannah residents note the ironic symbolism of incumbents’ signs, such as this one encouraging you to vote for Mary Osborne, often being placed on or near derelict properties.

Supposedly the purchase will provide the site for another mixed-income planned community development on the model of Savannah Gardens—which depending on who you talk to is either an amazing example of government helping people, or a shoddily built and rapidly decaying magnet for crime. That is, if the “environmental issues” at the fairgrounds can be sorted out within the 90-day due diligence window…. So tell me, do you think this City Manager and Council will perform their due diligence so as to avoid a debacle if the cost of environmental abatement might dramatically raise the actual price of the site? But what I found most cluelessly bizarre was that the proposal for the fairgrounds site includes “Youth Baseball Fields”—in a time when inner city youth baseball in the U.S. is all but totally dead—and multi-use playing fields. I don’t see the “private” part of the public/private partnership envisaged for the new development as likely having much to do with paying for those fields and for their upkeep, do you? Meanwhile, as the City continues to get deeper into the real estate and landlord business—some would say slumlord is a more accurate term—blight continues unabated throughout the already-established neighborhoods of Savannah. I keep hearing that Savannah doesn’t have enough low-income housing to meet demand. But I drive through some neighborhoods where every other residence is boarded-up or otherwise vacant. I suspect that 90 percent of occupied blighted properties are rented out, rather than owned by the people living in them.

There is clearly no shortage of housing stock in Savannah, affordable or not. But much of it is in an extremely blighted state. And the City seemingly does little to nothing about the slums, nor about the slumlords. In some ways they seem to encourage them. The usual excuse is that it’s difficult to do anything where private property is concerned. But I think it’s just easier—both in process and in politics—to make large real estate deals and dole out contracts for new construction, rather than address the extraordinary state of blight in alreadyestablished neighborhoods. But it all makes sense when you realize that More Blight=More Money. A community “stricken” with blight— note the false disease analogy, as if there is no known cause—is a community eligible for grant money to “fight” it. Less Blight=Less Money. Savannah has evolved a government one of whose prime functions is attracting and spending not-insignificant sums of cash from Community Development Block Grants and the like. Savannah’s blighted neighborhoods have received these funds, at least in theory, for generations, literally as long as I’ve been alive. People have grown up in neighborhoods generating these grants, had kids. Their kids have had kids. Yet the blight never seems to decrease. Does it? And the money keeps rolling in. Doesn’t it? Where does the money go? Because it damn sure isn’t eradicating any blight. And so we’re reduced, again, to just hoping for the best, despite a track record to the contrary. cs

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IN A whirlwind move done with surprising speed for anyone used to their usual glacially slow pace, City Council approved spending $3 million of your money to purchase the old fairgrounds site on Meding Street on the Westside. The lightning-quick election year purchase comes at a time, incidentally, when the police force is still understaffed by about a fifth. The price of the fairgrounds is roughly twice the amount of the most recent, minimal and long overdue raise for local police. The purchase joins a long list of previous local government land acquisition/development projects, almost none of which have seen much notable success: • The cost-overrun plagued and still largely mythical Cultural Arts Center, which was relocated from a previously planned site which itself was purchased for a million dollars, now idle. • The million dollar-plus purchase and razing of historic African American homes to make way for the new Central Police Precinct – which itself was originally set to go on a parcel the City purchased for a million dollars on Waters Avenue at top dollar that it still can’t figure out what to do with. • The half-million dollar purchase and later $200K demolition of the old historic African American pharmacy on MLK—basically three quarters of a million dollars down the toilet. • The desolate Savannah River Landing, which while not a City purchase per se, represents significant taxpayer exposure. • The Westside Arena, set for Stiles Avenue, has $120 million earmarked for it and no clear plan. • The long-running debacle of the Savannah Riverwalk. This is not even getting into the Ellis Square/Whitaker Garage mess, which seems to have been a magnet for legal problems, not to mention apparent graft, from its inception. The City of Savannah, to put it simply, has an extremely dubious real estate track record—unless of course you owned the land the City bought, sometimes at prices higher than fair market value. The fact that the fairgrounds purchase is being ramrodded through in an election year should cause us even more concern.

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News & Opinion The (Civil) Society Column

What would you do if you were mayor? By Jessica Leigh Lebos

SEPT 23-SEPT 29, 2015

I’m JUST going to straight up admit it: I would make a terrible mayor. First off, I would be so overwhelmed dealing with whatever apocalyptic event killed off the other candidates to get me elected that I’d probably spend most of my time under my desk whimpering. Once the taste of power settled in, however, I’d be corrupted by my own interests, absolutely. I’d demand that quinoa be served at council meetings and make organic gardening mandatory for all citizens. I would levy a huge tax on tacky souvenirs and approve every public art project on principle, no matter how hideous. Bullets, Styrofoam clamshell containers and denim short shorts would be banned. If I were mayor, this city would be run like a cross between a benevolent dictatorship and a Montessori kindergarten, where all conflicts are settled by passing the Peace Rose, followed by cookies and a nap. I understand that very few would abide this platform, so it’s probably a relief that unless there’s a resurgence in the bubonic plague or a mass alien abduction, I will never have the opportunity to make inappropriate gestures with the wooden gavel under the Gold Dome. But I am an excellent voter, and I mean that in a totally braggadocious way. I’m very good at abdicating the logistics of making Savannah a better place to bigger brains, a few of whom dropped some knowledge last week at “If I Were Mayor: 5 Visions for the Future of Savannah.” Part of Emergent Savannah’s populist and popular Monday Means Community series, the panel included Housing Authority of Savannah’s Monifa Johnson, former county commissioner John McMasters, Sentient Bean owner and Forsyth Farmers Market co-founder Kristen Russell, community activist George Seaborough and political consultant Dave Simons. Not a one of them will appear on the ballot in November, which is a real shame, because these not-candidates yielded some truly excellent grist on fixing what ails Savannah. Not just suggestions, but actual solutions: At-risk youth would immediately benefit from Johnson’s proposed mandatory intern program for all city contracts and free wi-fi for city-funded community cen8 ters (how is this not already a thing?) McMasters tackled Savannah’s persistent 26 percent poverty rate, an

(L to R): Neither Monifa Johnson, John McMasters, Kristen Russell, George Seaborough nor Dave Simons is running for mayor, which is a real bummer ‘cause each of them has some excellent solutions for what ails Savannah. Photo by emily earl

inexcusable embarrassment for a city that’s gotten stinkin’ rich off an annual $2.2 billion tourist dollars (not to mention the fourth largest port in the country). Many of our sacrosanct hospitality industry’s waitstaff, housekeepers and other service workers make un-livable minimum wages of less than $8/hr, a driving factor in our ugliest statistic. Actual gasps could be heard when McMasters unleashed this gem: “If those 12,000 employees made just two more dollars an hour, the poverty rate would drop to 19 percent overnight.” Our crime problem is rooted in those poverty numbers, and Seaborough called for an audit of city-funded advocacy organizations that haven’t made a dent in the data in 15 years. He also impressed with a plan to partner with local college criminal justice programs to develop future police officers. That pesky officer recruitment problem? There ya go—solved. Though Russell defined herself as “not a visionary, but more of a workhorse,” her call to revive the Unified Zoning Ordinance, implement the Complete Streets policy for real and clean out City Hall of its obstructionist administrators smacks of brilliance. (Current city manager Stephanie Cutter might heed Russell’s assessment of the professional skills of much of the city staff, or as Johnson asked rhetorically in her opening statement, are we getting a return on our taxpayer investment?) Even Simons, the panel’s lone conservative voice, proffered an interesting proposition for a stadium near I-95 that would garner regional dollars, though his advocacy for a new convention center and hotel on Hutchinson Island was mystifying because don’t we already have one? Four out of five of these mythical mayors readily acknowledged the commandeering

of local city government by corporate industry, which appears to bring prosperity but has consequences that reach beyond the political: McMasters called it a “slow spiritual death,” in which “selfishness and complacency” have eroded any kind of long term vision for Savannah, let alone one that puts the well-being of its citizens first. McMasters questioned the job creation numbers projected by the Chamber of Commerce and SEDA, describing those entities as a “good old boys’ club [that exists] to circulate contracts in a very tight circle.” A Chamber board member, Simons clearly felt picked on and defended Savannah’s big business community as “strongly committed to economic growth.” I don’t doubt that’s true, and if you’re looking at it from the viewpoint of a CFO’s bottom line, Simons rally for more downtown hotels is perfectly valid. But his rhetoric reflects the same confounding logic that continues to keep wages low and life insufferable for thousands of Savannahians. Economic growth that depends on underpaying its primary work force isn’t success; it’s exploitation. That’s the way of the world. It sure is in Georgia, where legislating a municipal living wage isn’t an option. Johnson sagely indicated that when dealing with companies that want to do business in Savannah, the only recourse is for city leaders to negotiate contracts in the interest of its citizens. “Don’t hate the player, hate the game,” she admonished. Of course, the rotten irony of it all is that neither the real mayor nor the alderfolk have as much power as the city manager around here, a point in the charter that a truly strong leader will have the cojones to revisit next term. Being mayor sure seems like a wicked

hard job, but someone has to do it. A few actually want to. Three of the four actual candidates were in the room for this hypothetical mayoral debate, including Eddie DeLoach, Louis Wilson and current Madame Mayor Edna Jackson (Murray Silver Jr. rounds out the ballot.) We’ll find out if they were listening at the various candidate forums happening around town in the next few weeks. Who among them is promising not only to create jobs, but raise the wages on the ones we already have? Who is approaching crime as a symptom instead of a scourge? Whose strategy for economic growth extends beyond the cobblestones and embraces the streets that no one sees? I don’t envy them a bit. Fortunately for those of us who value our afternoon naps, we don’t have to be mayor to affect Savannah. We don’t even have to think like one. We just have to vote for someone who does. Which reminds me: The deadline to register to vote is October 5. Forms are available at Emergent Savannah events and I also keep extras in my purse and will force you to fill one out if necessary, because I’m benevolently tyrannical like that. I might even give you a ride on voting day, though you will be required to hold the Peace Rose in the backseat. cs Mayoral Forum hosted by Savannah Jaycees When: 6pm, Monday, Sept. 28 Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Mayoral Debate @ Armstrong State University When: 6pm, Thursday, Oct. 8 Where: Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Emergent Savannah Local Candidates’ Forum When: 5:30pm, Oct. 20 Where: Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary














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Murray Silver: The Interview “It’s broken, top to bottom and back up again” by jim morekis

IN THE MIDDLE of my interview with Murray Silver Jr. at Johnny Harris Restaurant—his self-proclaimed campaign headquarters—the power goes out. “That’s a sign, Jimmy. The lights are going out in Savannah, Georgia,” Silver says without missing a beat. “What did Bob Dylan say—‘it’s not dark yet, but it’s gettin’ there’..... I swear I didn’t pay them to do this,” he laughs. A large, intense man who combines a voluminous grasp of detail with an actor’s skill at mimicry and timing, Silver is doing what many say is futile: Daring to run for mayor against the entrenched, wellfunded City Hall machine. Silver frankly thrives on the idea that he is taking on the impossible. As he jokes, “When you’re down to me, you know you’re in trouble.” We spoke to Silver last week. And yes, the lights eventually came back on. So how did we get to this place of discontent in Savannah? Murray Silver: We’ve always been there, we just didn’t know it. I’ll say this—and please don’t take offense—if the media did a better job of investigating and reporting the news, I’d win this election in a landslide. The problem is that much of what goes on isn’t reported in the Savannah Morning News. When I announced my candidacy, my phone started ringing off the hook. It just

my grandfather’s time. The only thing that’s changed is the players. And the fact that now they operate so openly and notoriously. As if to say this is how we do business, welcome to Savannah. That’s the story here. We are broken by design, because that’s how they take advantage. There’s no intention to fix what’s broken. You have to connect the dots. Fortunately they make it easy for you, they don’t try to hide it anymore. All you have to do is look at who contributes to the campaigns. It’s the same companies doing business with the city. What troubles me is that those are the same people who Murray Silver Jr. at his “campaign HQ,” Johnny Harris. back both my opponents, Edna Photo by jon waits Jackson and Eddie DeLoach. I think if people knew who’s contributing to campaigns, then the public blew up. I had no idea. As much as I thought I knew, it’s nothing would understand who is actually running the town. in comparison to what you find out once Here’s a perfect example of how broken you’re running for office. So we’ve always it is: When you qualify you sign a document been here, we just didn’t know it. saying you live in the City of Savannah. Now, everybody knows Edna Jackson’s priLet’s talk about what exactly we mean by “here.” What’s Savannah’s problem mary residence is on Wilmington Island. Yet nobody wants to prosecute it. in a nutshell? The Clerk of Council allowed her to file anyway. The District Attorney’s office says, Murray Silver: By “here,” I mean the “uuhh, we’re not touching that one.” town is broken. It’s always been corrupt. So if you’ll lie about that—do you think You’re talking to a man with seven generathat’s the only place they lie about things, tions of my family living here. It was coror attempt to go around the rules? rupt in my father’s time. It was corrupt in

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Does Van Johnson’s conflict of interest factor into this? Where he works for the County and is also on City Council? Murray Silver: Van Johnson represents the future, sir. The future is to merge the City and the County. There’s already a plan on the table, it’s a five-year plan, and the plan is that five years out we will consolidate and Van Johnson will be your mayor. Van’s already there, he has already personally merged City with County. And he’s the only person in this part of the world that’s been allowed to do so. They grandfathered him in when they passed the rule. Van is already waiting in the end zone waving his hands, saying “I’m open, throw me the ball.” So the party line is, give us one more Edna Jackson administration, then we’ll do a little gerrymandering, move some people around, then we’ll ramrod this through in five years. That’s the plan, and I’m in the way of it. I’m the only damn fool in Savannah who didn’t get the memo. You say Eddie DeLoach is stealing your platform, but so far he hasn’t mentioned much about poverty or jobs. Murray Silver: You know why? Do you know what the all-time buzzkill conversation stopper is in Savannah? Run around town and talk about the homeless and see what people say to you: “Screw ‘em,” is what they say. So when I blogged about the plight of the homeless, the heroic job that Cindy Kelley is attempting to do, underfunded,

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understaffed, the biggest blowback I got was people who said to me about the homeless, “Screw ‘em. And screw poor people too, we’re tired of hearing about poverty.” If you’re talking to affluent people, 99 out of 100 times they say, what are you gonna do about crime? If I’m talking to the working class or the working poor, they say, what are you gonna do about jobs? So for nine months I’ve been trying to moderate the discussion, because Edna Jackson and the City Council have stopped having town hall meetings. They are afraid of the people. That said…. Certainly you have ideas on how to fix the police department? Murray Silver: All that said, I do have a way to fix the police department. And if I succeed in doing just that—even just that one thing—it will be more than has been done in the past 20 years. I’ve simply asked the police what they want. The reason you’re not hearing about it from the police themselves is they’re scared to death of losing their jobs. They can’t say anything publicly, not even Chief Lumpkin. When even the cops are scared, there’s something wrong. In this case they’re scared of a little lady

called the City Manager. The detective who arrested the City Manager’s son for dealing drugs had to find a job somewhere else! Game over. It’s broken. So we need a Mayor who will make public safety job one from day one. You need a City Manager who speaks the language of law enforcement. Stephanie Cutter is out of her depth. Stephanie Cutter had to hire an outside consultant at public expense to tell her what she should have already known and in some cases knew and did nothing about. At Edna Jackson’s last town hall meeting she stood up in front of the citizens and said, “This situation in the police department was the result of our having ignored the situation for years.” Sixteen years she was on City Council! It’s disingenuous for her now to claim she knows how to fix what she allowed to become broken on her watch.

What do you think of Chief Lumpkin?

Where do you start?

You’ve been vocal about the police pay situation, and the new raise.

Murray Silver: We help the City Manager by empanelling a police commission, made up of former law enforcement people who can help the department root out corruption. Police departments cannot investigate themselves. Our last head of Internal Affairs committed suicide!

Murray Silver: Everybody likes the chief, but the chief hasn’t been allowed to run his own department. On the day they hired him they should have said, OK, choose your command. Look at the majors, look at the captains, choose your people. Because a couple of them should have gone with the old chief. And the reason some are still there is because…. they’re related to people in office. Cousins. So if you ask the rank and file, the rank and file says “We want management gone.” If you ask management, the management has filed suit against the City for hostile work environment! It’s broken, top to bottom and back up again. So we keep the chief, tell him it’s your department, nobody’s gonna tell you how to run it. Now do it! You put your people in place because this is now on you!

Murray Silver: Whatever imbecile came up with that should be fired. This is dead on arrival. This is a pay raise that pays new hires the equivalent of a corporal, and anyone who has been on the force less than two years gets no raise at all.

It is the only pay raise I’ve ever seen where if you get a promotion in the SCMPD, you take a pay cut. The cops are furious with this thing. All the new hires tell me, “I’m gonna stick around here for a year or two, and then go apply someplace they want experience and will pay more for a lot less work than we’re doing in Savannah.” All we are is the minor leagues for other departments. The few remaining people of talent and ability who are still in the department are saying to me, “I’m getting the hell out of here.” Look, ask any cop how you fight crime. It ain’t a secret how you cut down on crime: You hire a bunch of cops. The ratio we use for our staff is outdated. There should be three officers per thousand people in a metropolitan area. But that has to include your transients and your visitors, which we have on average 33,000 a day. And we don’t include the 12,000 SCAD residents. They say we need 600 officers? I got news for ya: We need at least 800 officers. You want to stop crime? Eight hundred cops will stop crime. Have we got the money for it? Only if you stop spending $25 million on Cultural Arts Centers. continues on p. 12

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Here’s the issue of crony contracts. Murray Silver: One thing every one of these deals has in common: Paying friends. From the purchase of the property, which is always at top dollar, to the fact that there is a stated purpose for the purchase and later you find out it’s not suitable for that purpose, to the fact that the people called in to design and build are always somebody’s friend. [Architect] Pat Shay’s wife was Edna Jackson’s campaign manager. This is how Pat Shay performs these classic endaround plays. It isn’t hard to understand what’s happening. What’s so embarrassing is it’s so open and notorious. As if to say, “You gonna stop us? Go ahead, try it.” What was the tipping point where it all came out in the open so blatantly? Murray Silver: You would look to the point in time people looked around at everyone who was feeding at the trough, and it was just about everybody. And they said, “Hey, the gang’s all here.” Where it was broken for me was when they hired Brooks Stillwell for City Attorney. Stillwell had been Mayor Pro Tem on Council. He said, “Hmm, I could be Mayor, but who’s more powerful than the Mayor,

or even the City Manager?” City Attorney, because you have the key to the vault. When Council said to Brooks Stillwell recently, we’d like to know how much has been spent on legal fees the last three years, he went, “Uh, I don’t know.” They said, “No, no, we’re asking you how much you authorized for legal fees.” He said, well I can tell how much was spent the last year. They said, no, take us back to Day One. And he goes, “Oooh, that’s gonna be hard.” Come to find out the lawyers have been knocking us dead. And Brooks Stillwell, his first day on the job, said, “You know, the biggest case we have in Savannah, I can’t handle it because it’s a conflict of interest.” If I’m the Mayor I say, sorry we can’t hire you sir. If you can’t represent us because of a conflict of interest, I’m sorry. Next candidate, please! It was a sad day in Savannah history when Brooks Stillwell waltzed a senior partner of his old firm before City Council and they got permission to build a new hotel on River Street by totally circumventing the process everyone else goes through for historic preservation. At that point I said, well, it’s now broken to where even the lawyers are doin’ it to us. At that point you have no rule of law.

I’ve concluded that SPLOST sales taxes seem to incentivize corruption here.

Some say any white candidacy for mayor is doomed from the start.

Murray Silver: They convince people to vote for SPLOST by saying, this money’s not coming out of your pocket, what do you care? This isn’t your money, they say, but you get the benefit of it. What’s at stake? $500 million in construction contracts. They don’t care where the money comes from. They think there’s an endless supply because they’re told that more and more tourists are coming every year, and that’s $2 billion a year. So they say, well we have two billion to spend. What I find egregious is they’re starting to spend the money on projects people haven’t voted on. The eminent domain land grab in Sandfly is a classic example. They told the people of Sandfly they had to turn their main road into a “hurricane evacuation route.” And by the way this will involve taking some of your property to expand the road. And they went to these black churches and said, “Hey, the road’s gonna be at your doorstep, you know what you ought to do? Sell your property before it’s worthless.” What they didn’t know is these same people had gone to Walgreen’s and struck a deal to build on that land after they tear the church down.

Murray Silver: I want to be Savannah’s first post-racial mayor. It ain’t about the blackest or the whitest, it’s about the best and the brightest. That’s how I want to run the town. Just once. Just once! You’re hiring me to push the reset button. I’m not the change, I’m the agent of change that will be delivered to you by the Detric Leggetts of the world. Detric Leggett’s the future. I’m 62. For me it’s one and done, get it, fix it and go. What is Edna Jackson saying now? “I heard about a website called Change Savannah. Change Savannah to what— back to segregation?” You’re talking to the son of Martin Luther King’s lawyer, lady. My wife is a brown-skinned girl from Brazil. Who the hell are you talking about? You think I’m gonna take us back to segregation? Are you out of your mind? I used to write speeches for Coretta Scott King! My daddy being MLK’s lawyer doesn’t mean I need to be the next mayor. But what it does say is the Silvers aren’t late to the table when it comes to civil rights. Nobody owns me. All you’re gonna get is somebody that’s unbought and unbossed. That’s all you’re gonna get. cs

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Latino Heritage Month focuses on immigration issues Center/Hinesville José Da Cruz presents “Argentina, Brazil, and Chile: The Promotion of Women’s Empowerment at the Ballot Box and through Revolution.”

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Tuesday, October 6: 6-8 p.m.

Bachata Dance Lesson: Salsa Savannah Rec Center Group Workout Studio/Savannah campus Want to dance bachata? Join Salsa Savannah and HOLA Club for a free bachata lesson.

Wednesday, October 7: 6 p.m.

Each year Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) puts on Latino Heritage Month.

in Georgia, driving without a license is a crime. It’s not like a civil kind of thing, so when you get pulled over without one, you get arrested and go to jail. Then while you’re there, they notify immigrant services. That’s not a good thing; it leads to deportation.” Applying for DACA seems to guarantee peace of mind for undocumented students, but very few undocumented students actually apply for it. “A historic distrust of the government,” Wittenberg offers as an answer to the low participation. “If you have family dependent on you for income, you don’t want to run the risk of not being able to support them.” “In their mind, you’re filling out paperwork that says, ‘Here I am, come get me,’” adds Aradillas. Fortunately, signing up for DACA doesn’t place a giant target on undocumented students’ backs for Immigration to find them. It does give the students the visa they need to stay in the U.S. Also, the peace of mind attained from being legally present in the U.S. makes it a lot easier to focus on schoolwork. Statements about how illegal immigrants benefit from citizens’ hard work seem to include these students. However, DACA doesn’t give free reign to undocumented students while they study here. “DACA students cannot get any type of federal aid when they’re going to a university,” says Aradillas. “These people are here and legally present, but they’re not getting benefits.” Their choice of college is also severely limited—in Georgia, very few schools accept undocumented students for

admission. “Armstrong is one of the few that will accept undocumented students, but by law we have to charge students out-of-state tuition,” says Wittenberg. According to Armstrong’s website, per semester, in-state tuition is $3,166 and outof-state tuition is $9,576. That’s over 30% more expensive for undocumented students, who are residents of the state. On the tuition and fees page, it’s interesting to note that the Board of Regents recently passed a resolution to allow residents of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama to receive in-state tuition. DACA students still cannot receive in-state tuition. After learning about DACA, be sure to celebrate other aspects of the Latino culture with the rest of the month’s events, listed below.

Friday, September 25: 7 p.m.

Gatsby’s Lounge Night Out Gatsby’s Lounge/ 408 W. Broughton St. Dance the night away at Gatsby’s Lounge! Hosted in part by the Office of Advancement – Alumni Relations and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Tuesday, September 29: 6-8 p.m.

Salsa Dance Lessons: Salsa Savannah Rec Center Group Workout Studio/Savannah campus Want to dance salsa? Join Salsa Savannah and HOLA Club for a free salsa lesson.

Monday, October 5: 12-1 p.m.

Women’s Empowerment at the Ballot Box and Through Revolution Lecture: José Da Cruz Liberty Center, Room 108/Armstrong Liberty

Spanish Film Festival – “Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona” Ogeechee Theater at the Student Union/Savannah campus As believed by the Gypsies, Flamenco cannot be learned in a dance school or by reading music. It is lived within the home; it is created at the bar; its artistry is perfected on the street corner. Bajarí goes to all those places, following in the steps of its two main subjects: Karime and Juanito. A must-see documentary for music and dance lovers, “Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona” offers a private window to the intimate world of this vibrant and living art form.

Thursday, October 8: 1-2 p.m.

From Refugee to the Corporate World Presentation: Alvaro Silva Solms Hall, Room 110/Savannah campus Alvaro Silva discusses his refugee journey from his native Colombia, and ultimate personal success in the corporate world working for one of the world’s largest corporations: Coca-Cola.

Thursday, October 8: 6-8 p.m.

Latino Civil Rights Lecture Ogeechee Theater at the Student Union/Savannah campus In collaboration with the NAACP, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. presents a lecture on Latino Civil Rights throughout United States history.

Saturday, October 10: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fiesta Latina on the River: LASO John Rousakis Plaza/River Street Latin American Services Organization presents Fiesta Latina on the River. Enjoy food, music and cultural dances on River Street.

Thursday, October 15: 6 p.m.

Iron Chef: Latin America Student Union Galley/Savannah campus Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Armstrong Dining Services for Iron Chef: Latin America. Watch Chef Greg and Armstrong President Linda Bleicken compete against Chef Ed and Vice President of Student Affairs Georj Lewis.

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EACH YEAR at Armstrong State University, Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) joins together to put on Latino Heritage Month. It’s a full-blown celebration of the Latino heritage, from dance lessons to food to lectures to film screenings, and it’s always a sure source of fun for students on campus. This year, it’s getting a little political. The month’s unofficial keynote event is “DACA—A Dream Deferred,” a joint lecture and exhibit about the policy also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. At the Sept. 24 lecture, hosted at the Beach Institute, Jerry Gonzalez from the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) will speak about why DACA is important, and Armstrong student Ricardo Yair Muñoz will display his photography from a recent trip to Mexico, his native country. The lecture aims to spread awareness about what DACA is and isn’t, a crucial distinction that could potentially address recent statements by presidential hopeful Donald Trump. “[DACA] is part of Obama’s effective action order to grant protection from deportation to young children brought to the United States before the age of 16,” explains Lucy Aradillas, the assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Armstrong. DACA protects undocumented students, young people who live in the United States either without legal inspection or with an expired visa. Their status is technically illegal, but many undocumented students have lived in the U.S. their entire lives, having either moved here at a young age or been born here, and are often unaware that they are undocumented. “It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been here; some students did not know their undocumented status until their friends were applying to college and getting driver’s licenses, and that’s when they found out they were undocumented,” says Nashia Wittenberg, the director of OMA at Armstrong. DACA allows undocumented students to attend college by granting them a two-year work permit, which is often referred to as a “visa” and allows the students to stay legally in the U.S. “In Georgia, the work permit is super good because to get a license here, you really only need a Social Security card and a work permit, which is technically a visa,” explains Aradillas. “Being able to drive without being afraid is huge because


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TREE CARE expert Shem Kendrick arrives at the scene of the amputation. Clad in climbing boots, chainsaw-resistant pants, a climbing harness, a safety lanyard and ear, eye and skull protection, he ties a rope on a live oak, 70 feet tall and 150 feet around. He then scurries up and swings from the branches like Batman. “It comes with several years of practice,” Kendrick says of his flying skills. Bounding to a sick limb, he reaches for his chainsaw and vroom! “It has some kick to it,” he says. The crack and the thud come quickly. Now this big mama tree’s discolored, crumbly and diseased branch no longer looms over one Southside homeowner’s bad dreams. Kendrick, a tree surgeon for six years, recently started Coastal Arbor Care to further his tree doctoring passion. And from the looks of it, the licensed arborist has no shortage of potential business.

Savannah’s leafier neighborhoods are rife with nightmare oaks and Freddy Krueger pines just waiting for a good wind to knock them into a legal and insurance horror film. To understand the problem better, I ride around with Karen Jenkins of the Savannah Tree Foundation. “This big oak in this person’s front yard has some big limbs that probably could use some pruning,” she says as we drive through Mayfair. “In fact, there’s a limb on the ground.” Mr. Needs Work On Meadowbrook doesn’t have a City of Savannah problem. The offending aerial hazards are clearly on private property. “If you own it, you have to take care of it,” she says. But a lot of people can’t afford it. Have you priced tree maintenance lately? Kendrick comes (as all good arborists should) with expensive education and insurance. “It’s not as straightforward as it seems,” he says of his work. Some trees are pricey games of Operation with the red buzzer being a dead tree worker. So Jenkins is on a mission to get financial help for local residents with dangerous trees.


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“There seems to be a lot of help programs for homeowners in our community but none for trees,” she says. Local officials here will help you with your leaky toilets, lead paint removal, energy efficiency improvements, rental property repairs and tax preparation. But a punk limb as wide as a tire over your bedroom? Maybe. In theory. Just the answer you want before you sleep! “It is possible that help could be available through the year-round minor home repair program,” says city spokeswoman Saja Aures. “Tree removal isn’t at all the focus of this program. But it’s possible in an extreme situation that the program would assist with a tree hazard.” I’d like to see somebody test the Housing Department. Because a quick web search reveals a few more specific state and municipal programs elsewhere. And the “extreme situations” here are real.

Driving through Liberty City and Cuyler-Brownsville, Jenkins points out trees that need 911, not 311. “There’s a huge cavity on the other side,” she says of a dead oak leaning toward two houses on 40th Street. “They can call and at least get a quote.” And so the only good news here actually comes from Kendrick. “A lot of times people might have it in their minds that they have to take down a tree that really is of no hazard,” he says. “I hate removing trees that don’t need to be removed.” Some trees only need a trim. Only a licensed arborist is going to know the difference. So call an expert. Verify the arborist’s credentials through the International Society of Arboriculture. And insist on cutting only what’s needed. cs

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If walking or bicycling on a street that doesn’t have sidewalks, I’ve always been taught to do so in the direction of the street traffic, which seems to be dogma. I would think going against traffic would theoretically be safer­—­allowing a view of oncoming cars and possibly crucial eye contact with drivers. Certainly easier to spot an impaired driver that’s weaving on the road facing forward rather than backward. Your thoughts? ­­—George Kuritza, Park Ridge, Illinois GEORGE, did you ever see those bumper stickers that say “My karma ran over your dogma”? Suffice it to say your dogma’s in a vulnerable position here. In places where no sidewalks exist, walkers and runners are advised to travel in the opposite direction of motor-vehicle traffic—that’s to say, on the left side of the road, if we’re assuming an American layout. The logic behind this is pretty much as you present it: they’ll be in a better position to spot, say, a drunk or distracted driver careering at them on the highway ahead. The same doesn’t hold true for biking. That’s as it should be: according to the League of American Bicyclists, bikers

traveling against traffic are three times more likely to be involved in an accident. It’s a dangerous practice for a number of reasons. Say you meet another cyclist traveling in the opposite (i.e., correct) direction—somebody’s gotta swerve out into the road to make way. (Courtesy suggests it be you, seeing as you’re the one on the wrong side of the road.) Drivers don’t expect to see cyclists traveling toward them, and often aren’t on the lookout—like when they’re turning left into an intersection. And then there’s simple physics: a head-on car-bike collision will be a magnitude more violent than a bump from behind. Oh, and it’s illegal. Laws in most states currently call for bicyclists to travel as far to the right as practicable—AFRAP, in the parlance—with obvious exceptions for turning left or passing. Federal bodies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also have plenty to say about biking and walking, none of it different from what I’ve laid out here. In recent years, though, they’ve started saying it a lot louder, as fatality stats have gotten markedly worse. Injury and death to cyclists and pedestrians has been on the rise since 2009; between 2011 and 2012 alone, reports the Department of Transportation, pedestrian deaths were up 6 percent and cyclist deaths up 7 percent. In September 2014 transportation secretary Anthony Foxx announced an 18-month campaign to address the problem, which will include both “design improvements” and public education. From the pedestrian perspective, it’s fairly plain where the action is: namely, not out where there are no sidewalks. In 2012, nearly three-quarters of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting. Almost

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70 percent occurred away from intersections, 89 percent during normal weather conditions, and 70 percent after 6 PM; 48 percent involved alcohol. (What’s more dangerous in rural areas? Driving. In 2013 rural areas accounted for 54 percent of fatal motor-vehicle crashes in the United States, and only 19 percent of its population.) But why all the alarming statistics lately? Setting aside issues of drivers’ conduct, since that’s not what you asked about: what’s changed pedestrian behavior in this century? Phones, for one. A 2013 study out of Ohio State University tracked emergency-room cases between 2004 and 2010 reporting injury related to cell phone use while walking and found the annual number had doubled, to 1,500, in that period. Mind you, these didn’t all involve automobiles; no doubt some were pedestrian-lamppost collisions. In one reported case, a “14-year-old boy walking down a road while talking on a cell phone fell 6 to 8 feet off a bridge into a rock-strewn ditch, suffering chest and shoulder injuries.” Injuries were highest, unsurprisingly, among the 16-to-25-yearold set. The situation is different with bikes. A study out this month found a 28 percent increase in adult bike injuries between 1998 and 2013—from 96 to 123 per 100,000 people. The rise was especially prevalent in riders over 45, who are apparently taking to the bike lanes in droves. That said, it’s not clear this indicates any problem greater than there just being more bikes on the road than ever before. In that same time period, according to a Rutgers researcher, the number of total bike trips taken rose by at least 23 percent and perhaps as much as 40 percent. The clearest lesson is that roads, which

were drawn up with car traffic in mind, are now more crowded by everybody. A May 2014 report from Smart Growth America places the blame for rising pedestrian deaths on lagging urban-planning paradigms, noting that most fatalities occur in the Sunbelt—places that “grew in the postwar period, mostly through rapid spread of low-density neighborhoods that rely on wider streets with higher speeds to connect homes, shops and schools”—and particularly along arterial streets designed to move lots of cars along as quickly as possible. So your best bet is to watch your back, and your front, and wait for transportation planners to catch up. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via

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“Two men are arrested following an investigation into a homeless camp by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT),” a spokesperson says. “Yesterday, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) requested CNT agents search a wooded area behind McAlpin Square. The area is a known-homeless camp. Residents in the Winter Garden Community told police that people living in the camp may be using and manufacturing methamphetamine,” CNT says. With the assistance of SCMPD Precinct V Crime Suppression Unit, the camp sites were checked for evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing. “During the search, CNT agents found three separate locations that contained evidence consistent with manufacturing. All three locations were located in the same general area behind the old SuperGoose Sports building located at 3700 Wallin Street.” The locations consisted of two tents, a makeshift treehouse and three shopping

carts. “CNT agents, specially trained in clandestine laboratories, collected all hazardous materials. No active labs were found,” CNT says. Earlier this morning, CNT returned to the homeless camp and arrested 28-year-old David James Harry and 55-year-old Charles Wayne Burroughs. Harry is originally from Pennsylvania where he is currently wanted for DUI and Possession of a Controlled Substance. “Burroughs appears to be a longtime homeless Savannah resident,” CNT says. Both men have been charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and are currently being held at the Chatham County Detention Center. They are expected to be arraigned Monday, September 21, 2015, in the Recorder’s Court of Chatham County. 

Man shot on Southside

Detectives seek information on a shooting that occurred late Saturday night. “At about 9:18 p.m. Metro responded to a convenience store on Diamond Causeway and Ferguson Avenue, where Franchesca Camarda, 28, was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Camarda was transported to Memorial University Medical Center

Body found on Eastside ID’ed

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department have identified a deceased man found outside McAlpin Square Friday night. “Metro responded to the shopping plaza at about 8:15 p.m. where Allen J. Harrelson, 48 was found unresponsive. No foul play is suspected at this time,” police say.

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with non-life threatening injuries,” police say. “Investigators believe Camarda may have been shot during a drug transaction at an undetermined location,” police say. “A friend drove Camarda to the convenience store after the shooting. A second passenger arrived in the vehicle and fled on foot before police arrived. The second passenger is wanted for questioning and described as a white female with blonde hair. During the incident she wore a white tank top and a blue jean bottom.” The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives seek information in a shooting that occurred Saturday morning. “Just before 2:30 a.m. SCMPD investigators met Jonathan Hobson, 27, at Memorial University Medical Center. Hobson arrived at MUMC in a privately owned vehicle to seek care for a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” police say. Investigators are working to determine the location of the incident. Suspect information and events leading up to the shooting remain under investigation. cs All cases from recent local law enforcement incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.

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In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be released to the Memphis City Council — because there was no comma. The law requires the records’ release “only in compliance with a subpoena or an order of a court.” Slatery said if there had been a comma after “subpoena,” a council subpoena would get the records, but without the comma, only court subpoenas. And in July, Andrea Cammelleri prevailed on her parking ticket challenge because there was no comma. A West Jefferson, Ohio, ordinance banned parking of any “motor vehicle camper, trailer.” A state appeals judge ruled that, with a comma after “vehicle,” Cammelleri’s truck would have been banned, but without it, only campers and trailers were.

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In April, the City Council of Columbia, Missouri, rigged a specially drawn “Community Improvement District” to pass a sales tax increase. Under the law, if the District had no “residents” to vote, the “election” would be decided by the tax-friendly business owners. However, the Council somehow missed that college student Jen Henderson, 23, actually lived there and had registered to vote, meaning the business owners could not vote and that the tax increase would be decided by ... Henderson. (In late August, the Council “postponed” the election and at press time were in a quandary, as Henderson said she’s against higher taxes.)

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Spike’s Tactical of Apopka, Florida, introduced its version of the AR-15 assault rifle this summer “designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists.” Laser-etched on one side is a symbol of the Christian Crusades and on the other, language from Psalm 144. Spike’s Tactical CEO Angela Register predicted brisk sales: “Men like to accessorize their guns more than women like to accessorize their outfits.”

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received gifts, had a baby shower, joined expectant mother groups and even frightened her 16-year-old boyfriend enough that he began looking for full-time work to feed the soon-due “babies.” However (obviously), the ruse fell apart in the 10th month (in August), drawing community outrage, but according to the sheriff, none of the “victims” who were fooled have come forward to press fraud charges.

Cultural Diversity

“not taken a shower in over 12 years,” but instead uses his odorless bacteria-restoring mist twice a day to cover himself with helpful “dirt” that activates the “good” bacteria. The company will soon begin clinical trials to demonstrate whether Mother Dirt (which also comes in shampoo form) can additionally improve certain skin conditions.

Fine Points of the Law

Cormega Copening, 17, • While “Deep South” and his girlfriend Brianna states’ courts are notoriDenson, 16, of Fayetteous for death sentences, ville, North Carolina, are the “epicenter” of capital old enough to have sex punishment in recent years (“adults,” according to Trump who? has shifted to Southern state law) but apparently California, according to a too young to exchange September analynude photos. Copening sis. While neither Texas, was charged with five Georgia, North Carolina, nor counts of “sexual exploiVirginia has issued a death tation” — for receiving sentence this year, River“sexts” from Denson and side County, California, has having nude photos of recorded seven, and since himself on his phone (i.e., 2010, Riverside and Los “exploiting” himself). Angeles County have led the Denson accepted a lesser nation in death-row assignsentence and is serving a ments. (Ironically, of course, tedious, restrictive proCalifornia rarely actually bation; she had also been executes anyone; its death row has 748 charged with self-exploiting. After much residents, and no one has walked the last criticism for threatening felony charges mile since 2006.) and sex-offender registration, prosecu— Egypt’s notorious corruption appartors offered Copening a similar tedious, ently reached a new level of victimizing in restrictive probation in September. the summer as Mariam Malak, one of the top-performing high school students in the Perspective Ten years after Hurricane Katrina entire country, not only failed all six of her left tens of thousands homeless in New final exams but received scores of “zero” Orleans and neighboring Gulf states, in each. Her family, and a legion of supmany of the 120,000 hastily constructed porters on social media, have demanded box-type trailers ordered up — and later that the prime minister investigate, especially whether another student had paid to condemned for concentrations of carcinogenic formaldehyde — by the Federal acquire Mariam’s scores or whether Mariam was failed intentionally because she is Emergency Management Agency are still being used in the U.S., though most living of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority. in them have no clue about the risk. The Bright Ideas most recent users were oilfield workers The Cambridge, Massachusetts, comin North Dakota boomtowns, but shady pany AOBiome believes we have dangerentrepreneurs had also bought trailers ously stripped “good bacteria” from our at FEMA auctions and sold them for torskins via “excessive cleaning” and has nado and flood victims — after removing introduced for sale “Mother Dirt” spray FEMA’s “Not For Human Habitation” to add it back. Chemical engineer and stickers, according to a major investigation co-founder Dave Whitlock told WBZby, released in August. TV in September that he personally has


Failure to Keep a Low Profile

(1) Maurice Stewart, 22, on the lam since November while wanted for armed robbery in Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested in August when police spotted a man matching his description — notably, his one-of-a-kind tattoo of a semiautomatic rifle just below his right eye. (2) Nearly every courthouse forces visitors to walk through a metal detector after leaving pocket contents (wallets, keys, etc.) in bins. Isaac Phillips, 24, faced several charges from a courthouse visit in August in Cincinnati because, among the items he had to remove from his pocket were a drug scale and a razor blade. After a short chase (and a Tasering), he was arrested.

People With Issues

According to a divorce petition filed by Carole Mundy (and reported in the New York Post in August), her estranged husband Jeffrey Stein (a “top administrator” for New York’s Nassau County District Attorney) drove her to post-traumatic stress disorder with his “lifestyle.” According to the petition, Stein sometimes wore a chastity belt to work and, during sex, wore diapers and “a horse tail” (with an anal plug) and “gallop(ed)” around their home, used a litter box, had his wife “walk” him on a leash, dressed like a “sissy maid” named “Jessica,” and wanted to be fed and diapered like a baby. Said Mundy’s lawyer, it was “a bedroom nightmare.”

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The New Waterboarding: In April, the district attorney in Vilas County, Wisconsin, announced that he was seeking volunteers for a forensic test to help his case against Douglas Plude, 42, who is scheduled to stand trial (in 2009) for the death of his wife. The volunteers must be female, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 pounds, and will have to stick their heads into a toilet bowl and flush. Plude is charged with drowning his wife in a commode, but his version (which the prosecutor believes improbable) is that his wife committed suicide by flushing herself. (Plude ultimately pleaded guilty to reckless homicide.) cs

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FUN FACT: this was nearly Bradford Lee Folk’s final interview. “Oh my God, I almost just flipped my tractor!” he exclaims midway through our phone call. His tone is more surprise than fear, like flipping tractors is just a thing that happens sometimes. “I guess I was just trying to do too many things at once,” he muses. It’s a familiar refrain from Folk—those exact lyrics appear in the song “The Wood Swan,” warning listeners that things “have a way of coming undone.” Truer words have never been sung. Folk will play at Trinity United Methodist Church this Thursday with his band the Bluegrass Playboys and opening act Uncommon Collective—provided he

doesn’t have any more close calls out on the farm. A Missouri native, Folk’s music career was steeped in the classics with a heavy emphasis on guitar, which he learned to play with his dad. “I grew up listening to old music, whether it was blues or jazz or country music, but always guitar players,” he recalls. Prior to his gig with the Playboys, Folk played in Open Road, a popular bluegrass band that opened for acts like Allison Krauss and Willie Nelson. The band played showcases for the International Bluegrass Music Association and got signed to Rounder Records. Folk humbly notes, “That kinda changed my life a little bit.” “The band was together for seven years, and we had a lot of success and great opportunities to play big stages,” he says, “but I was young back then. In my twenties

Folk and his Playboys return to Savannah.

I was pretty wild. I didn’t wear well on the road and I got burnt out.” That’s when Folk started Swing Station, a honky-tonk bar in Laporte, Colorado that booked top-of-the-line bluegrass bands. There, he fell in love with Lindsey, a Swing Station bartender who’d go on to be his wife. Lindsey was on her way to graduate school in Iowa, so they sold the bar and moved. After she graduated, they were itching to move again. “We wanted to move to the Southeast because we had a really romantic idea of what that meant,” Folk says. They settled on Nashville, where they’ve been for five years. “When I got here, I had a lot of preconceived notions about a lot of things,” Folk says. “The last five years, I’ve done a lot


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of opening my eyes and ears and considering things I didn’t find worthy of consideration.” As evidenced by the tractor incident, Folk is also an avid farmer and pulls a tough double duty between touring and tilling. Back in Colorado, he worked on a cattle ranch, which opened his eyes to the inhumanity ranch animals sometimes endure. “I much prefer this type of farming [I do now] to cattle because it’s much cleaner, no blood and guts,” he says. “I think the next thing is going to be animal rights, like a new movement for ethical treatment. We can all have meat, but there’s no reason these animals need to be treated this way and to this extent; it’s criminal.” Folk pauses to add, with a laugh, “I don’t usually sing about that kind of stuff.” While a theme album about conscious animal treatment is likely not in the works, Folk does draw inspiration from real-life events for his music. “I sing about things that are real to my life and the people around me,” Folk says. “I don’t make things up about people, like ‘maybe this person lived in Appalachia and did this’—I sing about things that are happening around me. To me, that’s what I find interesting in art and life. Give me truth about what you’re seeing and feeling.

Uncommon Collective, Savannah’s latest supergroup, features harpist Kristin King, vocalists Trae Gurley and J. J. Hobbs, mandolin player Cory Chambers, guitarist Bill Smith and bass player Linus Enoksson. Photo by Obscura photoworks

Don’t make up a story for me. A famous example is the coal mining industry—they write records about coal mining but I’m like, wait, you don’t know anything about coal mining!” That’s not so much a dig at Loretta Lynn as it is an observation about where roots music has come since the days of the Stanley Brothers.

“When we played with Open Road, our heroes were still alive,” notes Folk. “A lot of those people have died off and with these new artists, there’s no roots to the music. They have catchy tunes and that’s fun, but it’s not like this person has done this, has these things to tell. I don’t feel like the authenticity is there. Not to say you have to be from the Blue Ridge mountains, but the

music should be true to you.” Savannah holds that authenticity that Folk craves—he came around in July with his band and loved it so much he returned just two months later. “We’re hanging out where you can drink outside on this big patio, and I was just standing there thinking, ‘There’s something different about this place, I can’t figure out what it is,’” he remembers. “Then it dawned on me—not one person here in this entire plaza is on their cell phone! You know how people are these days. I feel like Savannah is kind of the end of the road—the connection is stronger because people are less distracted, maybe more in the moment. I really love that about it.” Folk has nothing but praise for his bandmates, who he calls “red-hot.” “The band I’m with now is really the best in the world, I’m not kidding you,” he says. “These guys are the top of musicians; they will blow your mind. They’re the best in the world and I don’t mean that lightly.” CS BRADFORD LEE FOLK & THE BLUEGRASS PLAYBOYS, UNCOMMON COLLECTIVE When: Thursday, September 24, doors at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Where: Trinity United Methodist Church Cost: $10




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OVER THE last decade or so, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Bible and The Train Wrecks have been the local gold standard for Americana and roots music. While most Savannah music lovers know Bible through the Train Wrecks project, the quietly charismatic Texan will play a solo set this week comprising new takes on the Train Wrecks repertoire in what is becoming one of the most highly anticipated gigs of the year. Fave local songstress Payne Bridges opens. The setting will be The Gingerbread House, right down from Foxy Loxy, which hosts the official after-party. The gig represents not only the debut of that normally wedding-heavy venue into the live music mix, but is yet another signal of Savannah’s cultural center of gravity gradually moving south out of downtown proper. We had a quick chat with Jason the other day to talk about the gig.

The Venue:

“It’s sort of the perfect living room type deal. But it’s a little different, it’s off the usual beaten path. We’ll get in there early that day, sort of get the feel of the sound of the place for awhile before the show.”

The Set:

“What I eventually decided to do was take two songs off each album, but sort of show a different side of them. A lot of this goes back to the guitar and harmonica, really back to my own roots in folk music. I eventually came up with a 28-song set. It’ll run about an hour and a half, with a short break. I’ll be doing some of my older tunes, in alternate tuning. In open tuning especially, fingerpicking can really fill out the sound.”

The Stories:

“Oh, I’m not really a super long-winded kind of guy. The stories will be sort of a mix of how the songs were written, about some personal things, like not drinking anymore. A lot of this goes back to Texas, where I started folk singing, where my roots are. In storytelling, in fingerpicking.”

Jason Bible sweats it out solo this week. Photo by John spaulding

Savannah’s Music Scene:

“When I first moved here in 2001 from Texas, at that time it was easy to get a solo gig between River Street and Congress Street. There were tons of opportunities, mostly for solo gigs. Nowadays I think it’s really neat that there are so many different bands playing here. There’s not quite the competition you might get in other places, like Athens, where a lot of people will just split after they hear one band and not stay for the next band. There’s no sense of community in that. Here, the bands are very supportive of each other. As for me and myself, my family comes first, so my music is pretty directed these days.” CS

A Night of Music and Storytelling with Jason Bible and Special Guest Payne Bridges When: Thursday, Sept. 24, 6-9:30 pm Where: Gingerbread House, 1921 Bull St. Tix:

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Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam Kevin Barry’s JJ Smith Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle Rancho Alegre Jazz Festival: Doc Handy Rocks on the Roof Adam Thompson Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Jeff Beasley The Wormhole Open Mic Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Trivia The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia World of Beer Trivia


Ampersand Karaoke Club One Karaoke Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk Wet Willie’s Karaoke


Mutuals Club Phatt Katt Comedy Thang


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Feather & Freight Poetry on the River

Thursday / 24

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Lazaretto Creek Band Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Cocktail Co. Laiken Love Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band Feather & Freight Open Mic & Pint Night Gingerbread House Jason Bible, Payne Bridges Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley Kevin Barry’s JJ Smith The Mansion on Forsyth Jazz Festival: Savannah State Wesleyan Choir, Eric Culberson, Jarekus Singleton Rocks on the Roof CC Witt The Sentient Bean Isaac Smith and City Hotel Trinity UMC Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys,

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Uncommon Collective The Foundery Coffee Pub Open Mic Vic’s Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday Z2 Live Music

Applebee’s Karaoke Bay Street Blues Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays The Islander Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke

Trivia & Games

The Britannia British Pub Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Trivia


Applebee’s Karaoke Club One Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays Flashback Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke


Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout The Jinx Live DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

Bar & Club Events

Club One Drag Show The Jinx Candyland Presents The “Other” Dimension


Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Night Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic

Friday / 25

Barrelhouse South Root of All Basil’s Pizza and Deli Christy Alan Band Bayou Cafe Greg Williams, Magic Rocks City Market Christy Alan Band Congress Street Social Club Marvelous Funkshun Huc-A-Poo’s Grits and Soul Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Bonaventures Jukebox Bar & Grill Corey Jones Band Kevin Barry’s JJ Smith Mansion on Forsyth Park Savannah Jazz Festival: Barnard Rose Band, Jody Espina Quartet, Barry Green & University of North Florida Mediterranean Tavern Third Class Citizens Rachael’s 1190 Main Street Trio Rancho Alegre Jody Espina


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Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Mediterranean Tavern DJ Tre Style Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces Treehouse DJ Phive Star

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Club One Drag Show

Sunday / 27

Rocks on the Roof Hitman, Brett Barnard Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Deep Cuts Tybee Island Social Club Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys Vic’s Diana Rogers The Warehouse Eric Culberson Wild Wing Cafe Christy Alan Band, Austin Mowery Band Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) MS3 World of Beer Jim & I The Wormhole American Lesion, Electric Ewok Z2 Live Music

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Club 309 West DJ Zay Hang Fire DJ Sole Control Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Mediterranean Tavern DJ Tre Style Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok Treehouse DJ Phive Star

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Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock Club One Drag Show Gata’s @Sundown The Jinx Savannah Sweet Tease 2 Year Anniversary

Saturday / 26

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond 32 Degrees Midtown Grille and Ale House Christy Alan Band Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, BYOG, CTS Basil’s Pizza and Deli Tell Scarlet Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton & the Myth Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club The Train Wrecks Bandshell at Forsyth Park Jazz Festival: United States Marine Corps Band, Doug Carn Trio, Steve Watson Trio, CJA Hall of Fame, Tony Monaco, Harvey Mason, Howard Paul, Coastal Jazz Allstars with Fred Wesley Huc-A-Poo’s Ted Browne (Passafire) Jazz’d Tapas Bar The MS3 The Jinx Cinemechanica, Hotplate Kevin Barry’s JJ Smith Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, BYOG, CTS The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Rancho Alegre Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Jon Lee and the Apparitions, Jonathon Murphy The Sentient Bean Jon E. Erkkilla Vic’s Diana Rogers The Warehouse Eric Culberson Wild Wing Cafe Southern Maple, City Hotel Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Wild One Birthday Bash with The Chuck Courtenay Band World of Beer Victor Solis Trio, Waits & Co. Z2 Live Music

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Sunday Jazz Brunch Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup Huc-A-Poo’s Bottles & Cans Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible Kevin Barry’s JJ Smith The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Rocks on the Roof Randy Cuba Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Z2 Live Music

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Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia


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Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee

Bar & Club Events

Ampersand Blues & Brews

Monday / 28

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mike with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams Bayou Cafe David Harbuck Kevin Barry’s Gabriel Donohue Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner Wild Wing Cafe Eric Britt The Wormhole Open Mic

Trivia & Games

32 Degrees Midtown Grille and Ale House Trivia The Britannia British Pub Bingo Hang Fire Team Trivia McDonough’s Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo


Boomy’s Karaoke Club One Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke


The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces

Tuesday / 29

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson Foxy Loxy Cafe Tyler Edwards Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy The Jinx Hip Hop Night Kevin Barry’s Gabriel Donohue Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar Isaac Smith Vic’s Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay The Wyld Dock Bar Ben Lewis Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Trivia CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia Congress Street Social Club Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game Mellow Mushroom Trivia Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia The Wormhole Trivia


Club One Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke


Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic


Hang Fire Vinyl DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic

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Marvelous Funkshun

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Combining swampy trills of Southern-steeped pedal steel with swirling guitar leads and funk rhythms, Winston-Salem’s Marvelous Funkshun borrow from the greats to make a fresh kind of bar band sound. Lead guitarist Sam Robinson and pedal steel player Shawn Hickman snake bluesy, glossed-up riffs around Will Bagley’s stunning bass chops and Zach Landon’s tight tempos. James Harrell’s organ strains bring in the soul and shake that sound through the roof. Having shared the stage with Snoop Dogg, The Roots, and Perpetual Groove, the fivepiece fit nicely on a diverse array of bills; if you’re looking to dance all night to a live band of natural showmen, Marvelous Funkshun is sure to be a treat. Friday, September 25, 10 p.m., free

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While Isaac Smith and his rotating cast of support may be a familiar sight on the restaurant/bar circuit, Smith considers the hard-gigging project’s upcoming Bean show to be their first true Savannah performance. “I know a lot of people follow us and know us as guys that do a lot of covers, pop to rock stuff…but we never really get to showcase the original material,” the singer-songwriter shares. “The idea of going to the Bean was to get away from a traditional restaurant/bar setting and go into a listening room environment, actually be able to talk to our audience, tell stories about where the songs come from and what they mean, and connect.” Last October, Smith released Magnolia Bloom, an EP of love songs and introspective uptempo cuts flush with Americana/folk tendencies and Georgia lilt. While the audience is likely to hear some of those memorable songs, Smith has a new crop of tunes to showcase at his intimate gig, too. “I’m really proud of them,” he says. “As an artist, as a musician...I want to be an artist you can trust. I want to be an artist that is true to himself, and so, for better or worse, in these new songs, I’m very honest. It comes from a place deep down inside, and I want to be someone you can trust onstage and offstage. I want integrity to be a huge thing, and that’s been the inspiration behind the music: to have a trustworthy approach to songwriting.” The Georgia born-and-bred son of a pastor, Smith’s giant, memorable choruses recall the hymns of his youth, pairing well with his impassioned, borderline-cinematic modern folk influences (think The Lone Bellow, The Civil Wars, etc.). Guitarist/vocalist Smith will be joined onstage by drummer Robert Saunders, guitarist Ethan Stewart, and bassist William Cusack. “We’ve been working really hard on our songs and making it sound great,” Smith says. “We’re really excited to show you the polished side of our music.” Local bluegrass heroes City Hotel open the night. 24 Thursday, September 24, 8 p.m., free, all ages

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Isaac Smith, City Hotel @The Sentient Bean

Two Years of Tease: Savannah Sweet Tease Second Anniversary Showcase @The Jinx

It’s been two whole years since the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue shimmied their way into Savannah’s heart; to celebrate, the burly family is hosting a sensational, glittery bash on their Jinx home stage. As an ode to another successful rotation around the sun, the troupe has rallied their fans to vote for their favorite 2015 performances via social media—the top picks determine the night’s entertainment. The people have spoken: Rebel Belle, Erin GO Brahless, Vesper Von Havoc, Jack N ThaCox, Magnolia Minxxx, Luna Noir, Roxanna Darling, Sadie DeSade, Miso Honey, and Edie Bellini will strut their stuff and tickle the crowd’s fancy and funny bone, with MC Skippy Spiral and Granny Glitter Gams hammin’ it up between acts. For fans who may have missed a show or two throughout the year, it’s a great chance to see standout performances you may have not seen. For those who have yet to see the captivating crew, think of Friday as a Greatest Hits tape and perfect intro. Between sets, the audience will have a chance to show their best moves as DJ C-Powers commands a dance party. The Teases are also raffling off two season passes for their upcoming season plus swag from Gaslight Group, Starlandia Supply, Anonymous Tattoo, Civvies New & Recycled Clothing, and more. Friday, September 25, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m., $10



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It’s taken a decade and a half, a couple of million dollars and whole lot of sweat equity, but the Tybee Post Theater is finally ready for the spotlight. Well, almost. The curtains are in place and the art deco sconces installed, but painters and carpenters were still scuttling around the lobby of the historic venue this week, taking care of some finishing touches. But the certificate of occupancy is on the way, and the historic theater will host two grand opening events this weekend, Sept 26-27: A free champagne gathering on Friday evening, and on Saturday night, the 26 return of an old island mainstay, Tybee’s

Got Talent. “The closer you get to the end, the more things there are to do!” exclaims executive director Melissa Turner. “We’re really excited that people are finally going to be able to come in, sit, and see the stage.” That there’s anything left to see at all is a feat unto itself. Built in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at Fort Screven, the classic Greek Revival edifice passed through both civilian and city hands after WWII and closed in the face of off-season slumps. The building sat derelict for decades, left to nesting pigeons and trespassing skateboarders. It wasn’t until a developer applied for a demolition permit in 2000 that a group of locals geared up to save it, but the Friends of the Tybee Theater couldn’t have known that it would take 15 years before anyone would eat popcorn inside again.

Built in 1930, the Tybee Post Theater would no longer exist if not for the dogged fundraising work of Friends of the Tybee Theater, who passed the baton to (l. to r.) current president Jim Klutz, executive director Melissa Turner and vice president Keith Gay in recent years.

“To think this almost went under the wrecking ball is extraordinary,” says Keith Gay, vice president of the Friends of the Tybee Post Theater. “For a long time, it looked like nothing was happening. Now it’s real.” After years of fundraising, construction began in earnest last year with a new roof,

and restoration work has been buzzing since. Longtime board members Charlene Grissom and Daniel Turberville helped oversee the project and staved off those who thought the original fluted terra cotta blocks ought to be painted over. Rows of plush burgundy chairs, bearing a distinct art deco harp design and


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of his campaign, along with the relocation of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and shoring up the island’s storm water and sewage infrastructure. The project is on the home stretch, and FOTPT president Jim Klutz acknowledges that he and the rest of the board just happen to be holding the baton as the Tybee Post Theater crosses the finish line. “There have been hundreds of people who have kept this project alive, day in, day out, for all these years,” says Klutz, running his hand along the curved wood of the stage. “We’re all thankful so many have felt that it’s something worthy for the community to enjoy and benefit from for years to come.” cs

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manufactured by the American Seating Company in the 1930s, were salvaged from the Trustees Theater remodel in 2014 and purchased through a grant from the Savannah Community Foundation’s Alan Gaynor Fund. While a professional sound system, theatrical lighting and an era-appropriate proscenium are still in blueprint form, the roof overhead and a working HVAC system represent a tremendous bulk of the work. “When you consider that this was a shell when the effort started, we’ve come a long, long way,” says Turner. “I mean, there was a tree growing in here.” Much of that effort has been behind the scenes. Since 2001, the non-profit has slowly raised funds with the annual Tybee Wine Festival and Polar Plunge as well as selling engraved bricks and stars for a “walk of fame.” The new Craft Brew Battle at the Beach last spring also added to the coffers. The City of Tybee chipped in $350K of SPLOST funding for the roof, and Georgia Council for the Arts contributed towards the reconstruction of the historic box office. The Friends took out a $750K mortgage to cover the rest of the $1.8 million project, banking on the hope that the City of Tybee Island would eventually want to acquire a state-of-the-art cultural arts center that can provide theater, film and other entertainment for locals and visitors alike. “I do think we should take on the note,” affirms Tybee Island council member Barry Brown. “We can finish it up with more SPLOST funds, just like we did the public safety building. The city owned this theater once and it ought to put back in the city programming.” Brown, who is up for re-election in November, is including the procurement of the Tybee Post Theater in the bullet points


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Putting Savannah’s art galleries on the map—literally By Lauren Flotte

DANIEL SMITH pulls his phone from his pocket. “If I type into Google, ‘New Orleans art galleries’ I get a list from the City of New Orleans. The list from the City of Savannah has three galleries on it,” he says. Gale Steves chimes in, “We have seen maps in other cities, like Asheville.” Smith, a professional painter, is president pro tem of arts non-profit Arts Resource Collective (ARC) Savannah and Steves sits as vice-president of the organization. They view Savannah’s lack of a comprehensive map or directory detailing visual art attractions as deeply problematic. “It’s important to sustain the health of the art community here. One of the purposes of a map is it lets people know where you are and what you’re doing,” says Smith. “If we want to keep creative people in Savannah, able to live here and work here ARC President Pro Tem Daniel Smith and Vice President Gale Steves are creating a comprehensive map of all the visual art spaces in the and express themselves here, then we’ve greater Savannah area. got to make it a financially viable option.” ARC is taking on the challenge, as they believe a map listing all Savannah’s visual People are not excluded because they can’t groups and to upscale hotels. Our goal is who would be happy to do it that way and art galleries is essential in fostering a hosafford it. They are not excluded because simply to have people recognize that this is just be well-known for doing this good pitable environment for artists’ success. they are not associated with the right an art destination,” Steves says. deed for all of us,” Smith says. “No one has ever sat down and done a group. With recognition comes the attraction ARC hopes to have a larger run in the city-wide, well county-wide really, view of It’s about focusing of a different profile of future and believes having a physical prodthe scene and where is it located,” Smith on Savannah as an visitor—the cultural uct to show will open doors to new funding says. arts center,” Smith tourist, interested and partnerships that can grow the projSteves, the project leader, is researchsays. in art of all kinds ect. They plan to make updates with each ing every nook and cranny of the greater The call for listand willing to spend print run and online quarterly. Savannah area in search of art spaces. ings is open until money purchasing The map is a first step in raising aware“I’ve been combing the streets,” she November 1 and any art, theatre or concert ness of arts throughout Savannah. laughs. artists or galleries tickets and fine meals. Visualizing the huge number of artists The number of listings she has uncovinterested in being The maps will be and providing access to them is just the ered is astounding—85. listed are encourout by the end of the beginning. Steves has scoured far beyond downaged to email map@ year and the listing “In my wildest dreams the City realizes town and the Starland district, finding of galleries will be on how important the arts are to the economy galleries in Sandfly, Richmond Hill, the In addition to ARC’s website as a and works with anyone who interested— Landings, and more. posting public calls, digital directory. art groups or galleries owners—to create at “There’ll be at least one person who Steves has contacted “I think it’s going be least one arts district,” says Smith. was left out—I just know it—but the fact numerous art orgainteresting for people Steves has a similar vision, which that we’ve got 85 really tells the story that nizations. Many to see how many and includes business stepping in to help foster greater Savannah is an art destination were surprised such the diversity of riches this type of district. She sees a strong art and there are many creative people here,” a promotional serwe have,” Steves says. sector as advantageous to all. Steves says. vice would be completely free to them. Smith concurs, “I think people will be “I’m looking in a very large picture and The map will also convey the array of As Steves explains, “it’s working dovesurprised that there are so many clumps of trying to find a way of balancing business spaces in the area. tail.” By being inclusive, the map will find galleries. “ and the arts, visual as well as others, so this “We’re doing galleries, visual cultural its way across the county, informing peoThe first run will be 10,000 copies of the place becomes an even better place to live— centers and artist studios if they are open ple of what is happening in other pockets of six-fold map. not just to visit, but to live; a better quality to the public,” Smith says. the city, fostering unity and promoting the ARC is currently searching for a sponsor of life in Savannah.” cs ARC aims to be as comprehensive as arts as a whole. to fund the inaugural run in exchange for possible and is making this opportunity ARC Savannah Art Gallery Map “We wanted to make sure that this got discrete recognition—a small logo rather available for free to the galleries and To be listed or for sponsorship information, distributed to not only people in town but than naming credit or a large ad. artists. 28 through VisitSavannah, to convention “We are looking for a big type of sponsor email “The goal is to have it be inclusive.

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“If we want to keep creative people in Savannah, able to live here and work here and express themselves here, then we’ve got to make it a financially viable option.”


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ous form and controlled gesture. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

The Making of Dakota Jackson — First major museum exhibition of Jackson’s work and retrospective of the visionary furniture designer’s life. The exhibition profiles Jackson’s life and career and includes iconic works from his oeuvre, tracing the development from 1974, when he established his New York City design studio, to the present. Sep. 25-Jan. 18. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Joe Ebberwein — Ebberwein relished his time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, or the Uffizi in Florence. Through Sep. 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Karen Macek and Heather MacRae Trulson — Karen Macek is an artist and designer working in oil, acrylic and computer graphics. Heather MacRae Trulson works in acrylic, ink and watercolor. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

Tybee Arts Association Hosts The Coastal Arts Fair — Featuring over 40 local and regional artists. Saturday, September 26, at Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM. Opening Show — Artists included are Gwen O’Neil, Lee O’Neil, Traeger di Pietro, Terry Crimmen, and Dan VanLandingham. Fri., Sep. 25, 5-7 p.m. The Lee O’Neil Gallery, 2217 Bull Street.

Continuing Exhibits Architectural Decay and the Painted Surface — Christopher D’Antonio presents his mixed media work on wood. Through Oct. 1.Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. The ART: of Cal Wood — A collection of abstract paintings at Zunzi’s 2 on view until the end of October. $1000 for 30” x 40” & 40” x 40 size paintings. Z2, 9 Drayton Street. Autumnal Visions: Oil Paintings by Sheila Wood Hancock — An impressionist artist, Sheila’s landscapes and still lifes offer evocative lighting and reflections of the Southeast’s Low & High Countries. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. Body and Mind — Juried group exhibition exploring intersection of physical and mental experiences. Artists encouraged to deal with human form in a metaphorical manner. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.

Laura Berger — Laura’s work focuses on exploring our connections to ourselves and each other and the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Time for the Coastal Arts Fair this weekend on Tybee!

The Book of Demons and Angels — Drawings by Rob Hessler that depict the creatures of an imagined post-apocalyptic world where our darkest faults and our purest virtues have taken physical form and are battling for control of the planet. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Carrie Kellogg and Carrol Kay — Carrie is a fine art landscape photographer whose work reflects the beauty of the Savannah. Carrol is an accomplished weaver and bead artist. Through Sep. 30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Eclectic Encounters — Telfair Museums houses more than 6,500 objects in its permanent collection. Eclectic Encounters gives an inside look to works that have not been seen by the public in over 10 years. The exhibit features pieces that cross time periods and art movements to reveal the wide range of the museum’s holdings. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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Faculty Art Exhibition — Visit the AMT gallery to see magnificent faculty-created originals. Through Oct. 10. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Floresco — Solo exhibition of work by sculptor John Bisbee. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. From Bankers to Presidents: The Work of Joseph Gallettini — Gallettini was Savannah’s foremost ship model builder, and his work is displayed at the museum. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day — Large-scale installation by Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. James Brooks — James Brooks (1906– 1992), formally considered an Abstract Expressionist, produced bright works marked by their vibrating tension between spontane-

Llano — Llano is a video installation about a failed utopia with sound by celebrated Danish artist Jesper Just. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Mickalene Thomas at Giverny — The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Mortality and Mourning in Regency Savannah — Life was precarious in Savannah at the beginning of the 19th century. Yellow fever was a constant threat and infant mortality was high. How did early Savannahians deal with the ever present specter of their own demise? Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. The Optical Coloration of Solinglass — Through Oct. 16. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

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Ma-Maw’s BBQ in the garden of Eden… Ga. By Cheryl Baisden Solis

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One question that finds its way into just about any conversation on food, at least with me, is, “Where do you look for the BEST BBQ in town?”


It’s a long standing lust, this need for juicy, smoked meat that carries a fragrance of the wood and charcoal, whether it’s a fine pork butt or a tender chicken, I’m happy to investigate! If the Brunswick stew is rich and meaty, well, ya get extra points there! While covering the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Michael Lee Wedicamp’s new Savannah Auction Exchange in Bloomingdale I had just a taste of some decent ‘Q between photographing the

Chef/Owner Jason Bouchea, top left, with some of his culinary comfort food concoctions

event and perusing the goods for sale—it made me long for a full meal of the stuff. So, I asked around, and nearly all the locals ‘bout fell over themselves to enthusiastically respond, “Ma-Maw’s!!” Now, I could have spent an hour or so researching this online, but the response was so very definite, and I was assured the place was so near—about 6 miles away— that I decided then and there to have a look-see. Just up Hwy 80, coming outta Bloomingdale, on your left—the Family

Dollar nearby makes a good landmark— you’ll find a lil’ ole shack with a red front. A portrait of the bespectacled Ma-Maw herself, with kindly eyes, flowered bodice and string of pearls, graces the big sign out front and makes you wonder if she’s an actual person—the answer is a definite yes. The oldest grandson, inspired by her incredible BBQ sauce and wizardry in the kitchen, opened up this little place in her honor. Nice to know.

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Of course, if you’re gonna dive into the business of BBQ, if helps if you’re used to clouds of smoke and fires burning with a red glow of beast’s eyes in the dark—Jason Bouchea knows all about that. He was a Savannah firefighter for 12 years. Combine a deep love of cooking with a background mastering flames and it can lead to a mighty fine career—as a pit master acquaintance of mine once stated, “BBQ is a serious business!” Jason’s smoked-up apron and big grin echoed his attitude: “There’s not a day that I come to work that I’m not genuinely happy to be here!” So maybe that’s the secret that calls folks out to the wilds of Eden, Ga.—sure, it’s a 25-minute drive from downtown Savannah, and yet none of the customers, some from as far away as Tybee, seemed to mind. “I love helping people,” Jason tells me, “and as my kids were born and I decided on a safer career, that need translated itself naturally into doing something I love, something my Ma-Maw and her cookin’ inspired in me from an early age.” “Everything we make here is fresh—it goes from raw to smoked or fried—never, ever frozen. Every day it needs to be better and better. That’s one of the reasons we offer weekly specials—I like to introduce something different and new, expand local

“Everything we make here is fresh—it goes from raw to smoked or fried— never, ever frozen. Every day it needs to be better and better. That’s one of the reasons we offer weekly specials—I like to introduce something different and new, expand local tastes.” tastes. A popular special is our Pork Carnitas served with warm corn tortillas.” We visited his smokehouse out back, where the fragrant wood was stacked high and the smoker still warm from the day’s work. A small covered pavilion where the magic happens, it looks humble enough, and yet, the wonders of taste, smokiness and full flavor that immerge make it a BBQ shrine of note, my friends! Once I’d tasted the smoky, tender chicken and juicy, chopped pork, I had to bring my kids out there to feast on one of these renowned specials: the fried gator tail po-boy. My, oh, my—somewhere between chicken and nicely chewy

shrimp—delicately fried gold chunks piled up on a hoagie roll—and definitely worth the time it took to get there. I can honestly say I was an instant fan of his BBQ sauce: “I think our sauce, though inspired by Johnny’s Harris’, is rather more … clever!” Jason laughingly asserts, “It has a depth and complexity of flavor that only my Ma-Maw could’ve invented.” With a mustardy base and a twang of vinegar that hits the tongue just right, without making your jaws suck in, that sauce is pure gustatory joy on one of the 8-12 smoked pork butts he serves daily, or poured over the famous “Eden Fries.”

While hanging around waiting to chat with Jason between customers lining up at the window (strictly take-out here, folks), I noticed a lot of orders for “Eden Fries, please!” These incredible hand-cut, fresh made fries piled high with shredded cheddar, his tasty Brunswick stew and pulled pork, dressed in Ma-Maw’s BBQ sauce and finished off with a drizzle of Ranch dressing, is a local favorite of legendary proportions. At only $6.99 it makes a full meal big enough for sharing, or a tummy-soother for one hungry dude or dudette! Witness the line of cars each evening, patiently awaiting MaMaw’s deliciously crisp, golden fried chicken, fish and shrimp. The customers idle their engines happily, sending lazy smoke rings out the windows, chatting amongst themselves or with friends waiting on the wooden benches out front, because they know how truly good that chicken and seafood is gonna be. Add a side of Eden Fries or the deeply tasty BBQ beans or Southern potato salad (both his Ma-Maw’s cherished recipes) and get ready to ring the dinner bell fast! cs

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CROWN PRINCE Ludwig knew how to throw a party. Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig of Bavaria, was getting married in 1810. To celebrate the nuptials the City of Munich threw a multi-day festival in his honor. The festival was so popular the City decided to make it an annual event. The festival really got going after the Napoleonic War ended in 1815 and centered not on beer, but carnival type amusements. Eventually beer became engrained in the festival atmosphere until Oktoberfest and beer went hand in hand. Oktoberfest is still be celebrated in Munich, and this year the 182nd festival, which claims to be the largest festival in the world, is expected to draw six million visitors. The Oktoberfest beer consumed during the festival also has deep German roots. In fact Oktoberfest beers can only be brewed in the city limits of Munich. Any Oktoberfest beer brewed outside of Munich must be referred to as an Oktoberfest “style.” Oktoberfest beers are traditionally a marzen, or marzen bier, a lager with deep roots. Marzens derive their name from the month they were typically first consumed in, March. Early brewers learned that winter brewed beers didn’t spoil as fast as summer brewed beer. We now know this is because the winter cold killed off any offending bacteria but at the time all that was understood was that cold was good. Marzen Bier was brewed during the winter and cold cask stored in caves. The

beer was brought out as summer started and consumed all summer long. Traditionally marzens have a heavy malt backbone. How did marzen bier become associated with Oktoberfest? The Oktoberfest festival was a great time to consume those last casks to make room for the next round of brewing. The additional aging mellowed the hops, accentuating the malt flavors, making them perfect for the fall time festival. Oktoberfest officially kicked off this past weekend, but even if you are not one of the lucky six million people that can make it to Munich, you can still enjoy a taste of the festival. This list is just the beginning of the many Oktoberfest “style” offerings available from U.S. breweries. All of these beers are readily available in Savannah: Teufel Hunden, Service Brewing. In German Teufel Hunden means Devil Dogs, the nickname given to the Marines by Germans during World War I. Teufel Hunden is a traditional Oktoberfest-style Marzen lager, unfiltered with a deep copper hue, a toasted malt aroma and a clean, dry finish that clocks in at 5.4% ABV. Oktoberfest: Brooklyn Brewing. This 5.5% Marzen Brooklyn Oktoberfest has twice won the Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships. It is an original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness. Oktoberfest, Sierra Nevada. For this year’s version of the Oktoberfest Sierra Nevada worked with Brauhaus Riegele of Augsburg to develop a traditional marzen using traditional German Steffi barley. A little stronger at 6.0% ABV Sierra Nevada’s emphasizes the malt profile of the Oktoberfest style.

Clawhammer Oktoberfest, Highland Brewing. Clawhammer also has a heavy malt flavor but is brewed with a mix of German hops to create a spicy hop note. The hops and malt balance in Clawhammer and at 5% this is beer that goes down easily. Want to enjoy a range of harder to find German beers and learn more about German Brewing? Churchill’s Pub will be holding a German food dinner and beer pairing. Churchill’s Pub chef Mike DeMarco is cooking up a range of traditional German plates. Rob Nelson, representing specialist importer Merchant Du Vin chose the beer pairings. Nelson will be on hand to discuss the history and brewing techniques for each beer included in the dinner. The German beer dinner will be held at Churchill’s Pub Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $59 and include a fourcourse meal and four different German beers, including one brewed in Germany Oktoberfest marzen. For reservations please call 912-232-8501. No matter what Oktoberfest beer you choose to try this fall give the style a try. Fill a stein and enjoy the history of the beer and the Oktoberfest festival. Prost! cs

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ooo Do mine eyes deceive me? Is that Johnny Depp delivering an actual performance in Black Mass, his first genuine example of emoting in many a year? And he’s doing it under a mountain of makeup, the sort of latex overload that generally provides him with carte blanche to do nothing more than mug shamelessly for the camera? It’s nice to have the talented thespian with us once more, even if his stay proves to be a short one (after all, he has both an Alice in Wonderland sequel and an umpteenth Pirates of the Caribbean yarn in the post-production stages). Practically unrecognizable with that bald pate and those blue-sky contact lenses, Depp projects ferocious intensity as real-life crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, whose Trivial Pursuit claim to fame is that he spent over a decade as the #2 man on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, right under some fellow named Osama bin Laden. Through this feature film—arriving a mere year after Joe Berlinger’s documentary Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger—we’re privy to the activities that lead to his wanted status, including murder and racketeering, and we watch as he builds an empire with the help of the FBI. Or, to be specific, with the help of one particular agent: John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), who grew up with Bulger in South Boston and has allowed his childhood admiration to seep into his honorable career and poison it. Connolly urges his fellow agents (Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott and David Harbour) at the Bureau to allow Bulger to get away

with minor offenses in exchange for damning information regarding the Italian mob competing against Bulger’s Irish faction. Of course, Bulger has no intention of playing by the rules, and he manages to commit more and greater crimes while feeding the Bureau useless intel. Indeed, it’s the presence of Edgerton’s character which allows Black Mass to play as more than just an also-ran in the “mob movie” sweepstakes. In many ways, Connolly is just as immoral as Bulger, ratting out informants (who, of course, are then killed) to stay in the gangster’s good graces and even putting their relationship above those he enjoys with his friends at the Bureau and with his own wife (Julianne Nicholson). Edgerton plays the part with the right mix of braggadocio and unctuousness, strutting with a skewered sense of selfpurpose yet unable to completely conceal the flop sweat triggered by his underhanded moves. He provides a nice counterpart to Depp’s steely menace, and with both actors further supported by a stellar supporting roster (Benedict Cumberbatch as Bulger’s politician brother, Corey Stoll as a no-nonsense district attorney, Peter Sarsgaard as a twitchy small-time hood, and many more), Black Mass ably demonstrates that there’s still some life left in a genre that, just when we think we’re out, pulls us back in.


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larger-than-life format were short-form documentaries generally screened in a museum facility and not feature-length flicks presented in any given multiplex’s largest auditorium. One of the most successful docs ever made—it grossed an amazing $87 million over a stretch of several years—this superb nonfiction effort follows a group of climbers who attempt to scale the majestic Himalayan mountain in 1996. Yet part of the picture centers on a disaster that was occurring elsewhere on the treacherous slopes while filming was taking place—that tragedy was the basis for Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Into Thin Air, a couple of other books and, now, a new fictionalized take also titled Everest. This latest film depicts in bone-chilling detail the circumstances that led to the deaths of several people back during that fateful week in ’96. Too many climbers, miscommunication among the guides, a lack of sufficient resources (such as oxygen tanks), Mother Nature at her most unpredictable and most punishing—all of these play a hand in the tragedy that hits the members of two competing groups. First and foremost, there’s Adventure Consultants, a New Zealand outfit led by the smart and sensitive Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and employed by, among others, a meek schoolteacher (John Hawkes), a Texas blowhard (Josh Brolin) and Krakauer (Michael Kelly), on assignment for Outside magazine. But also figuring in the action is Mountain Madness, a rival outfit overseen by a brash American named Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal). It’s when the members of both these groups as well as other ones start to bottleneck on the deadly slopes that the stage is set for calamity. Those who only vaguely recall the reallife incident (mainly the oft-repeated news bit about the survivor who lost both hands and his nose) will probably be more riveted by the randomness of life and death than those who read one of the books, but everyone will doubtless admire the measured pace of the script by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy and the immersive visual and aural assault orchestrated by director Baltasar Kormakur. The sound design in particular is awardworthy, with gusts of frigid air and rumbles of fearsome avalanches seemingly raging from every corner of the auditorium. Were William Castle, that most gimmick-laden of Hollywood’s consummate showmen, still around and involved with this picture, it’s a safe bet he would have had ice strewn all over theater floors and the AC cranked to 20 degrees. As it stands, Kormakur and his crew do enough via sight and sound to turn the Everest experience into one big chill.


ooo It’s 1996 and author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel of How I Met Your Mother fame) is riding high on the release of his well received book, Infinite Jest. As his tour for the book winds down, Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), an awestruck fan, is sent to interview Wallace. What follows, as Lipsky tags along with

Wallace, alternating between observing and interviewing, is a look at a troubled, sensitive and highly perceptive man trying to deal with the unwanted attention that comes from writing a critically acclaimed book. It doesn’t help that Lipsky, a much less famous author, follows Wallace like a angry puppy, jealous of the attention that he longs for. But it does make for a fascinating look at two people who see a

kindred spirit in each other, even as they see things they dislike. Lipsky is the lesser talent, but he’s more well adjusted to modern life, a feat that Wallace, despite his vast intellgience, hasn’t managed. It’s no secret that Wallace suffered from depression and eventually took his own life in 2008. You can see signs of that ongoing struggle in Segel’s excellent performance of Wallace. At 6+ feet, Segel is

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a large man, but the body he projects as Wallace is that of a seemingly smaller man, who constantly wears bandanas almost like a shield against a world he perceives as full of mental and emotional poision. Yet within that, there’s still a towering intelligence that loved people and life, as he struggled with all his mental difficulties. It’s to Segel’s credit that neatly manages the delicate balance between all of Wallace’s emotional sides. Eisenberg is lesser light, working more in his traditional character mode as an arrogant jerk. But it works here for the character of Lipsky, who actually is a slightly arrogant jerk. James Ponsoldt’s understated direction works wonders, taking the time to focus on the two main characters and their budding, yet fractured, friendship. It’s a difficult, and sometimes tedious, journey, but well worth the travel.-Brandon Blatcher


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ooo Maybe it’s because of personal experience that I’ve always been a sucker for political thrillers set in foreign lands. During my childhood, my family left Argentina at the start of the so-named “Dirty War” (when the government assassinated thousands of citizens who didn’t share its philosophies) and arrived in Kenya mere days after a failed coup (a mandated early curfew meant evenings were spent watching military vehicles patrol the empty streets from the safety of our hotel room). Even the interim years in Portugal found my father, a Firestone plant manager, held hostage for several days at his place of employment. These memories were brought to the surface during my viewing of No Escape, a harrowing drama set in an unidentified Asian country. Make no mistake: This new film isn’t nearly as complex as its predecessors in this subgenre, superb ‘80s films like The Killing Fields, Under Fire, and Missing. And with its admittedly paranoid view of living abroad—the takeaway from the film is that Americans should never leave the U.S. but instead be content munching on Big Macs and watching Modern Family—it’s easy to understand why this movie is getting hammered in many quarters as offensive agitprop (a critic at the perennially reactionary Slant website predictably but hilariously opined that “The only way that this film could be any more racist is if the Dwyer family holed up with Lillian Gish and waited for the Klan to save them”). But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that No Escape works on a gut level—I haven’t seen a more intense motion picture during all of 2015. Owen Wilson delivers a fine performance as Jack Dwyer, who arrives in this anonymous country (filming took place in 36 Thailand) to help improve its waterworks

situation. With him are his wife Annie (Lake Bell), who didn’t want to relocate in the first place, and their daughters Lucy (Sterling Jerins) and Beeze (Claire Geare), who don’t care where they are as long as there’s a swimming pool nearby. The Dwyers are barely settled into their hotel when a coup breaks out, with the revolutionaries gleefully slaughtering all opposition. Their greatest hatred, however, is reserved for foreigners—especially Americans—and they descend upon the hotel with the same determination as the Mexican troops attacking the Alamo. The Dwyers spend the remainder of the movie always trying to, as Jack puts it, remain 10 steps ahead of their pursuers. Director John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the script with his brother Drew Dowdle, films all of their ensuing struggles with brute force, rarely shying away from the violence. Exploitative? Maybe. Effective? Definitely. The Dowdles try to stage this in a realistic fashion, doing their best to perpetually paint Jack as an ordinary guy who’s in over his head but uses it to get out of difficult situations—it’s a welcome change from the norm, which finds an Everyman suddenly turning into Superman at the drop of a hat. The sibling filmmakers do offer a concession to the established template through the character of Hammond (an effective Pierce Brosnan), a British ex-pat who turns out to be much more than just a boozy womanizer. Hammond demonstrates his actionhero chops at an early point, and we mark time until he returns in deus ex machina fashion at the critical moment when he’s most needed. No Escape suffers from the usual decree that the problems of a few little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world—unless, of course, the little people are white and the crazy world is comprised of darker skinned individuals. Indeed, the vast majority of the Asians are depicted as either soulless killers or complacent citizens, with not much in between (the major exception is Hammond’s best friend, winningly played by Sahajak Boonthanakit). But at least the Dowdles acknowledge the reason for the discontent: As Hammond points out, the locals are outraged that an American corporation, in true fascist fashion, has through shady means been able to secure and control the nation’s water supply. Xenophobic twits like Donald Trump will bristle at this anti-capitalist message, but more intelligent folks will once again realize that the United States’ claim of Manifest Destiny didn’t end with the acquisition of the West Coast.


O It’s a terrific year to be a secret agent— cinematically speaking, of course. The spy game got off to a rousing start this past spring with the sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service and continued into the summer with the rousing trio of Spy, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The trend continues this fall with the Spielberg-Hanks-Coens collaboration Bridge of Spies and culminates where it must, with the release of the latest James Bond effort Spectre. For the moment, though, we’ll have to make do with the late-summer entries American Ultra and Hitman: Agent 47, both facing their own missions impossible in their attempts to register as anything more than genre also-rans. Hitman: Agent 47 doesn’t even get off one shot before its relative wretchedness comes into focus. The second movie based on the popular video game Hitman—the first, starring Timothy Olyphant, arrived back in 2007—this one finds Rupert Friend taking over as the ruthless government assassin with the tarnished heart of gold. Hannah Ware is Katia, whom he must protect from all manner of evildoers. Thomas Kretschmann plays the evil syndicate head Le Clerq, whose moniker makes me think of Justin Timberlake as Le Coq in The Love Guru. And Zachary Quinto, Spock in the Star Trek reboot, costars as John Smith, a mysterious figure who starts out like Kyle Reese before morphing into a T-800. Speaking of Spock, while he has the ability to live long and prosper, the same may or may not be said of the career of debuting director Aleksander Bach, whose movie exhibits all the uniqueness and individuality of a Krispy Kreme doughnut rolling off the conveyor belt (and, hey, at least the pastry has flavor). Hitman: Agent 47 takes such pleasure in reveling in its own banality that it often feels like Bach and scripters Skip Woods (who also wrote the previous Hitman flick, as well as the atrocious A Good Day to Die Hard) and Michael Finch pilfered $35 million from studio coffers merely to proudly state that they punk’d everyone who actually wastes money to see this. Devoid of any distinguishing features in any department, this ultimately feels like a placeholder banner ad, marking time up there on the screen until an actual movie starts.


OOO With a pair of bland pretty-boy leads, the hyperactive Guy Ritchie in the director’s seat, and a trailer that didn’t exactly inspire hope, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. promised to be the sort of late-summer miss that would leave me crying uncle

before the halfway mark. Instead, it turns out to be an unassuming, undemanding surprise. It’s based, of course, on the hit TV series from the 1960s, the sort of effort that arrived fast and furious in the wake of James Bond’s phenomenal success at the box office. The titular man was Napoleon Solo, played by Robert Vaughn with the right mix of suavity and insouciance. As the Russian Illya Kuryakin, Solo’s friend and co-worker at the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, David McCallum became the series’ breakout star. On the series, Solo and Kuryakin were fellow agents from the start, which makes this new picture operate as an origin story of sorts. The Cold War rages on, and when we first meet Solo (Henry Cavill) and Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) in 1963, they’re rival agents (Solo for the CIA, Kuryakin for the KGB) attempting to kill each other near the renowned Checkpoint Charlie. Solo is attempting to smuggle an important asset named Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina’s Ava) out of East Berlin while Kuryakin is trying to stop him. It’s not long after, however, that the men’s respective organizations order them to team up in an effort to stop the usual coterie of global villains (including an exNazi played with lip-smacking zeal by Sylvester Groth) from getting their hands on nuclear warheads. There are at least two dozen actors who would have made a better Napoleon Solo than Cavill. The real delight here is Hammer. So memorable as the Winklevii in The Social Network,it’s nice to see him as an engaging presence again, and his Illya Kuryakin proves to be the film’s most interesting character as well as its primary wellspring of low-simmer humor. Incidentally, the theme music for the series was created by the late, great Jerry Goldsmith, who nearly rivaled John Williams in crafting magnificent, majestic scores (countless credits include Chinatown, and The Omen, winning his only Oscar for the last-named). Goldsmith’s original U.N.C.L.E. score is one of his best, and I fully expected the film to pay it tribute. Instead, the employed snippet has been rendered unrecognizable with its idiotic changes in tempo and instrumentation. Fortunately, this aural atrocity marks one of the very few times that this handsome big-screen version is hopelessly out of tune. CS

Activism & Politics

Mayoral Candidate Forum The Savannah Jaycees host a Savannah mayoral candidate forum with attorney Charles Bowen acting as moderator. Mon., Sep. 28, 6-8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. The World We Want Join Emergent Savannah, East Taylor Creative and Starlandia Supply for the The World We Want, a public art movement that invites people to reflect on their vision for themselves and the world. With some simple walls and a few pieces of chalk, we will be inviting honest reflection and expression for one simple reason: To connect us together. Through Sep. 30. events/868949009848900/. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

Auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas at Savannah Children’s Theatre Please join us at auditions for our Holiday musical! When Charlie Brown complains about the materialism he sees during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he direct the Christmas pageant. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. No need to prepare anything, we will provide everything

you need at the theatre! Run dates Dec 4-20, weekends only. Students 18 & under will need a guardian or parent to sign their audition form. 0 Mon., Sep. 28, 7-9 p.m. and Tue., Sep. 29, 7-9 p.m. 912-238-9015. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applicants for Harvest of Hope Retreat Cancer survivors of all ages and their families are invited to the 13h annual Harvest of Hope Retreat on September 26. To apply for this free event, please contact Morphia Scarlett at 912-350- 0514 or Through Sep. 26. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Applicants for “The Gift You Never Wanted” We are often given gifts that are unsightly, unseemly, or straight out of a nightmare. Often these “gifts” stay with us, sometimes for the better. The gifts we never wanted take many forms, both physically and emotionally. In the end we have to ask—are gifts given for the sender or the receiver? For the exhibition The Gift You Never Wanted, Non-Fiction Gallery seeks works of art that explore the idea of the gift as a burden or a blessing. Artists of all media and practice are invited to submit to this open-ended theme. To submit to The Gift You Never Wanted, please pay your application fee below and send between four and six images to by midnight on November 7th. Exhibition dates December 18-January 2. Through Nov. 7. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Call for Artists and Craftsmen Telfair Museum Stores are calling local artists & craftsmen to participate in Telfair Flair held in conjunction with Telfair Art Fair on November 14 and 15. We will select up to a dozen potters, jewelry makers, sculptors, glass, wood, fiber, paper & mixed-media artists, etc. to display and sell their works on consignment in the Jepson Center atrium. We cannot accept canvas paintings or work that requires walls. To submit sample photos and pricing, or for more info, please email Lisa Ocampo at ocampol@telfair. org. Deadline for submissions is October 1. Through Oct. 1. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Call for Auditions for Charlie Brown Christmas Please join us at auditions for our Holiday

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Telfair Museum Stores are calling local artists & craftsmen to participate in Telfair Flair held in conjunction with Telfair Art Fair on November 14 and 15. We will select up to a dozen potters, jewelry makers, sculptors, glass, wood, fiber, paper & mixedmedia artists, etc. to display and sell their works on consignment in the Jepson Center atrium. We cannot accept canvas paintings or work that requires walls. To submit sample photos and pricing, or for more info, please email Lisa Ocampo at Deadline for submissions is October 1. Aug. 17-Oct. 1. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Mainstage musical! When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. No need to prepare anything, we will provide all audition materials at the theatre! Any students 18 & under will need a parent/guardian to sign audition forms. All ages 7 & IN 2nd grade and up are welcome!! Call 912-238-9015 or email eventinfo@savannahchildrenstheatre. org for more details! Sep. 28-29, 7 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Call for Entries for Voting Block Emergent Savannah is sponsoring a Call for Entry. We are interested in seeing what local artists think about the voting and political process. Deadline for entry is October 12th at midnight. We are happy to offer a $250 prize to the 1st place winner of the show, which will be on display at The Gallery at Sulfur Studios from October 22 - 25th. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 23rd from 6 - 9 PM. For more information or to submit your work please go to

entries-2/ $15 for up to 5 entries, students under the age of 18 may submit for free Through Oct. 12. 912 - 657 - 1122. info@ https://facebook. com/events/1694728860756622/. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Call for Speakers for Geekend 2015 The theme of Creative Coast’s Geekend 2015 is Growth. All entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, social media mavericks, technology enthusiasts, designers and other creatives are encouraged to apply to speak now. Geekend is looking for compelling cutting-edge content that is actionable and touches upon any one or several of the following topics: Design, Development, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing, Growth Hacking, Access to Capital, Sales, Management. The festival will take place October 15-17. Through Oct. 15. 912-447-8457. apply. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. Call for Submissions for “What Is A Woman” This ongoing project aims to explore the idea and theories of modern femininity and identity, for those interested in participating: I will need a self realization short essay, which made you ponder the question:

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‘what is a woman.’ Once I have gathered a sufficient amount of submissions, I will go forward with narrowing down to 15 finalists. Please send submissions to Deadline for submissions is October 1. Those who submit must be 21 and up, open to the LGBT community and a Savannah resident. Through Oct. 1. Online only, none. Call for Volunteers for the Savannah Food and Wine Festival The Savannah Food and Wine Festival seeks volunteers to help fill various general and leadership roles for November 9-15. All volunteers must attend one of the orientation sessions scheduled for October 20 and 22 from 5-6pm at the Tourism Leadership Council Office. For more information about becoming a general volunteer and the application, visit www.savannahfoodandwinefest. com/volunteers.html. Through Oct. 22. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. Savannah Art Map Art Resource Collective is publishing a comprehensive map of all galleries and working studios featuring local artists in The Greater Savannah Area. We have a comprehensive list but want to be sure to have your information if you wish to be included. Send an email to map@ with the following information: Gallery / Studio Name, Street Address, City, Zipcode, Gallery Website, Gallery Email, Gallery Phone Number, Gallery Hours (ie. M-F 10 - 5pm), A sentence describing the gallery’s or studio’s artistic focus. We are also seeking sponsors and supporters to keep this service free for all local galleries and artists. Free Through Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts Resource Collective, P. O. Box 9304. Touchstone 13 Bricks presents the Touchstone, a callfor-entry gallery show. We are asking for artists to submit 3 pieces of work, preferably with a common theme. Submissions will be printed on heavyweight matte as 8”x 8” prints at the 13 Bricks shop. This is an affordable platform to showcase artists’ work and join a network of creativity in Savannah. To enter the Touchstone print gallery show, please visit 13bricksclothing. com/workshops and fill out a submission 38 form. For more information and questions,

$180 Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m.. 513-295-7378. sethfite@gmail. com. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Art Classes at The Studio School Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Baby & Mom Quarterly Workshop Practicing Baby & Mom (or Dad!) yoga gives perfect opportunity to strengthen and gain a deeper understanding of the parent & baby bond. Parents are not distracted by the outside world and can focus on their little one’s intentions, needs and desires while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of yoga. Babies thrive with postures designed to make them feel love, trust and and the joy of stretching and releasing that yoga brings. In addition this practice will help baby and mom sleep longer, digest better Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour and grow stronger. $25.00 in Advance, class. See website for complete class list. $35 at the Door Sun., Sep. 27, 1-2:30 410-251-4421. chrismorrisp.m. 912-232-2994. info@savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Beading Classes please contact us at 13bricksclothing@ Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, will include Celebrity Chef Roberto Leoci $20 Through Sep. 30. Keystone from Leoci’s Trattoria and Pacci Restaurant 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street. in Savannah, GA and live entertainment by Volunteer Docents Needed Junkyard Angel. Fri., Sep. 25, 1 p.m. Forest Beading Classses at Epiphany Davenport House volunteer docent/tour City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Avenue. Bead & Jewelry Studio guide training is offered in October. Trainees Night of the Golden Flip Flop Learn jewelry-making techniques from meet once a week for four weeks. Docents The evening’s activities include a sneak beginner to advanced. Call for class times. lead tours and assist with programming for preview of some of the artists’ work to be 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry people from around the world who visit the sold at the Coastal Arts Fair. Three judges Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 will view the work and present the Golden Beginning Belly Dance Classes between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Flip Flop award to the winner. Tybee Black Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. email at Tie is the dress code for the evening. Fri., All skill levels and styles. Private Through Oct. 5. davenporthousemuseum. Sep. 25, 7-9 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. Cedarwood Dr. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Benefits Volunteers Charity Night Belly Dance at the Beach Savannah Chatham County Animal Control The West Broad YMCA will host a Charity Magic Carpet Dance Studio, Savannah’s seeks volunteers to serve various tasks Exclusive belly dance studio is now offering Night at Tijuana Flats. Please join the Y for as needed by the shelter. No prior animal special belly dance classes on the Beach a night of music, fun, and Tex-Mex as 20% shelter experience is necessary. Newly of your purchase will benefit the West Broad trained volunteers will be authorized to serve on Tybee Island! We will meet at the 10th immediately after orientation. Potential street beach access and carve our little Street YMCA. Participants must mention volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior dance oasis in the beautiful sand - with the Y at the register of their 1800 E. 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This is a regular Bikram will learn observational drawing and of gamers and make some new friends Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. be encouraged in creativity, while older while having an awesome time. Guild students will be introduced to more Hall members get in free, and nonLowcountry Annie Oakleys advanced techniques. An intermediate class members must simply purchase a $2 Day Charity Clays Tournament for teens will be held on Mondays. The 7-11 Pass. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Guild Hall, 615 The 100-Shot Tournament includes year olds will be taught Friday afternoons. Montgomery Street. Registration at 1 pm, a Shotgun Start at 2 Contact the instructor, Seth Fite, for more Certified Fiber Optics Technician pm, followed by an awards and cocktail Course (CFOT) reception from 5 pm to 7 pm. The reception information. Ages 7-11: $150, Ages 12-15:

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This introductory 3-day fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. $700.00 / $725 after 8/24/15; fee includes course materials, book, study materials, CD, and certification exam Sep. 28-30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-478-5551. academics. professionaldevelopment/fiberoptics/. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. Creative Digital Photography Class Go in-depth into photography principles, aperture and shutter combinations, bracketing and improving composition. Spend time in the classroom for lectures and critiques and in the field for complete hands-on assignments. PREREQUISITES: A DSLR camera and manual, any changeable lenses and a tripod are required. Have understanding of your DSLR’s controls and knowledge of how to e-mail photos as attachments. $125.00 per person Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. personaldevelopment/digitalphotography/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense: Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense approach to self defense. With over 37 years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio will teach you solutions, which are aggressive, simple and effective, to the violent situations of today.

Note: these are private sessions for adults only. ongoing. 912-308-7109. ddt_910@ Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. Figure Drawing Classes Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail. com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. The Foundation of Leadership: Relating to Others Focuses on leadership fundamentals, such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence. The session explores matching various management styles to meet the challenges and needs of changing environments; the best ways to communicate with employees, senior leaders, and peers; and challenges such as leading multi-generational workforces and managing former peers. It also teaches students through hands-on exercises how to lead versus manage, conduct successful coaching conversations, and avoid “analysis paralysis” – a common frustration for executives. $895 Wed., Sep. 23. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Georgia Tech-Savannah Leadership Workshop to Focus on Fundamentals The first workshop in Georgia TechSavannah’s “Leading Well” series will focus on leadership fundamentals such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Middleand upper-management professionals will benefit from “The Foundation of Leadership: Relating to Others.” The two-day workshop explores matching various management styles to meet the challenges and needs of changing environments; the best ways to communicate with employees, senior leaders, and peers; and challenges such as leading multi-generational workforces and managing former peers. It also teaches students through hands-on exercises how to lead versus manage, conduct successful coaching conversations, and avoid “analysis paralysis” – a common frustration for executives. $895 Wed., Sep. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-963-6976. MNGTPE01. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Leadership Skills for the FrontLine Manager Through this 8-week course, faculty from the University’s management, marketing and law fields provide hands-on training in core supervisory/managerial skills, devoting each 4-hour session to a single topic. Offered several times a year since 2000, this course also serves individuals who have been in a leadership role for a longer period but want additional knowledge and practical skills to improve their style or learn how to handle personnel issues. $750.00 per person / $800.00 after 8/26/15; Corporate Fee: $675.00 per person (4+ from the same firm) / $725.00 after 8/26/15 Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. professionaldevelopment/leadershipskills/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Learn to Sew Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. Tuesdays.. 912596-0889. Kleo’s Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. LittleBits Workshop for Creative Students, Parents & Educators The Savannah Chapter of littleBits™ engages Savannah kids from ages 5 through high school, their parents and educators in unleashing their creativity with littleBits modular electronic pieces to make cool little devices and machines. The students are transformed into “Mini-Makers” by learning how to snap together hardware components that will do things like detect movement and sound, open and close doors, and light up rooms. Free of charge Sat., Sep. 26, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 912.228.5968. littleBitsSept26Workshop. mavenmakers. com. Maven Makers, 415 West Boundary Street. Mobile App Development Course for Technical Professionals Technical professionals looking for midcareer training, including programmers who want practical app-development experience and self-taught tinkerers searching for a credential opportunity, should attend this three-day course to learn about the latest developments in the iOS mobile and tablet landscape; get hands-on experience with mobile devices and programming languages; hear about the app business environment and how to launch a startup with lean principles; and know the basics of iOS and Apple’s new programming language,

Swift. $2,195 per person Through Sep. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-966-7913. COMP8002. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Music Instruction Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912398-8828. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. Piano Lessons Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pilates Yoga Fusion Dance Introduction Class The first (introduction) class is free of charge. Combining the core strengthening benefits of Pilates with the balance and flexibility of Yoga, we create PiYo – a dynamic, interactive way to stay fit while having fun. Join in the fun with our free Intro Class. Mats are optional. First class: free; $48.00 per person for regular sessions Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 912-4785551. programs/personaldevelopment/yoga/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Pole Fitness Classes continues on p. 40 39 Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and

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a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Project Management Course Real World Applications Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Course Outline: Day 1, Initiation and Closing Projects Day 2, Success Planning for Projects Day 3, Project Simulation for Execution Day 4, Project Control and Project Manager Professional Responsibility. $1300.00 per person - includes a copy of the PMBOK from PMI. New fifth edition. Fri., Sep. 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 912-4785551. programs/professionaldevelopment/ projectmanagement/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Safe Sex Workshop You’re invited to an open discussion on not how to have intimacy but how to protect you and your partner. Minority groups in America are at Greater risk of contracting H.I.V due to unsafe sexual practices. Please be informed and come on out and learn from our speaker as well as visit our booths to learn how “Safe love is the best love.” Food and refreshments provided. Wed., Sep. 23, 7-9 p.m. Nassau Woods Mobile Home Community, 1602 Dean Forest Rd. SAT Math Prep - Fall Classes This 6-week course focuses on thinking strategies and skill development needed for maximizing scores on the math portion of the SAT. $160.00 per person Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. personaldevelopment/satprepsavannah/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. SAT Prep for Critical Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing - Fall Classes 40 This 6-week course focuses on strategies

used in active reading that pertain specifically to the SAT, and addresses writing strategies used on possible topics during the writing portion. $160.00 per person Mondays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. personaldevelopment/satprepsavannah/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Short Story Writing Class The short story is an art form that encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. Students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling will use assigned readings, writing homework and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Upon completion, they will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing and the art of revision. $200.00 per person Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. personaldevelopment/writingclasses/. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. SHRM Learning System This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) : the SHRM Learning System includes six modules to prepare students for the SHRM-Certified Professional and SHRM Senior Certified Professional exams. Modules reflect the new HR practice and legislation in the SHRM Body of Knowledge and Experience. Following the 2-hour mandatory orientation, this 36-hour review course provides broad overview of HR management issues and core body of knowledge. $1040.00 / $1140.00 after 8/17/15; Member Feel: $965.00 / $1065.00 after 8/17/15 Mondays, 6-9 p.m.. 912478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. ce/programs/professionaldevelopment/ shrmcert/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Teacher Training Info Session Join us to find out what makes Savannah Yoga Center’s teacher training program so awesome! We will discuss and explain our 200hr and 300hr YTT programs, both of which are recognized by Yoga Alliance. Come with questions and leave with new friends and information that has the power to change your life for the better! Meet some of the YTT teachers and past graduates. We have trained over 200 yogis since 2007! Our next YTT program begins on Oct. 9, 2015 and the application deadline is October 1st. $0.00 Wed., Sep. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga. com/workshops. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St.

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13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus Sing in the harmonious barbershop style with the Savannah Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society. No charge Mondays, 6:30 p.m.. 912-344-9768. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. Buccaneer Region SCCA 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. See website. ongoing. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Exchange Club of Savannah Weekly Lunch Meets every Monday (except on the fifth Monday of the month), 12pm-1pm. Weekly speaker, and honor a student of the month and year, police officer and fireman of the year. Charities: Jenkins Boys & Girls Club; Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Guest are welcome Mondays, 12-1 p.m.. 912-441-6559. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House,

2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Knittin’ Night Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail. com. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue.

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Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub. com. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games A group that plays games that tell improvised stories. Create an amazing story in just three hours, using group games with special rules that craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Sundays at 6pm. free Saturdays, 6 p.m.. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health

University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla A volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. fourth Wednesday of every month.. 912-598-7387. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. Coastal Center for Developmental Services,

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1 Booker T.’s backers 4 “More or less” suffix 7 Place to unwind 10 2011 Rose Bowl winner, for short 13 “___ pro nobis” 14 4 letters? 15 Spider’s digs 16 Move like a kangaroo 17 Beatles song about a smorgasbord? 19 Path across the sky 20 Dr. who treats sinus issues 21 B flat’s equivalent 22 “Funkytown” group Lipps, ___ 23 “It’s a yes-___ answer ...” 24 Know-it-all 25 Beatles song about making noodles? 28 Kaelin of the O.J. trial 29 Rescue squad member 30 Classical crossover quartet formed by Simon Cowell 31 “Switched-On Bach” synthesizer 33 BYU location 35 Just-released 36 Beatles song identifying leafy veggies? 39 Certain upperclassmen, briefly 42 Ashley Madison-enabled event, perhaps

43 ___ Domani (wine brand) 46 Rubber mouse, e.g. 48 Maui tourist attraction ___ Valley (hidden in CIA OPERATIVE) 50 Act like a couch potato 52 With 61-Across, Beatles song about a sandwich bread’s wish? 54 German car company 55 Drop some details, perhaps 56 Fallen Angel ingredient 57 “It’s a possibility” 59 Marge and Homer’s neighbor 60 “Charter” tree 61 See 52-Across 62 Ripken of the Orioles 63 Distort data 64 Uncloseted 65 Burma’s first prime minister 66 “Tarzan” star Ron 67 Final stages 68 AZ’s setting 69 They have their own precincts, for short


1 Hairdo that may be restyled into liberty spikes 2 Oregon’s fourth-largest city 3 Greet informally 4 Doctor Frankenstein’s helper

5 Quaint store 6 Kept under wraps 7 Football Hall-of-Famer Lynn 8 Sense 9 “Fresh Off the Boat” airer 10 Something to “blame it on,” per Milli Vanilli 11 Cooperate secretly 12 So far 18 Pasta ___ (dish mentioned in “That’s Amore”) 22 Breach of privacy, perhaps 23 Airport code for O’Hare 26 Tank marking 27 Revolutionary place-finder? 32 “Hop aboard!” 34 Of base eight 37 “Nope, pick another one ...” 38 Chocolate-frosted item 39 Word stated in a Thomas Dolby song 40 Unfair treatment 41 In a calm manner 44 Pay, slangily 45 Seasoned vet 47 Demolition site letters 49 Contemptible 51 Chemical indicator 53 Hit the trail 58 Mixed breed 60 “Go, goalie!” 61 ___ Kippur

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13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. 30th Anniversary Choir and Organ Concert A choir and organ concert celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the church’s Noack Pipe Organ featuring world-renowned organist Bruce Neswick and the Wesley Monumental Choir. Free, donations accepted Sun., Sep. 27, 5-6:30 p.m. 912232-0191. monica@wesleymonumental. org. html. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. ‘Concert: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboy, Uncommon Collective Nashville artist Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys will be performing for the Sanctuary Concert Series at Trinity United Methodist Church in the historic sanctuary. They will be joined by members of Savannah’s Uncommon Collective, including harpist Kristin King, Vocalist Trae Gurley, and Mandolin player, Cory Chambers as the opener. Thu., Sep. 24. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Concert: Doc Handy Part of the Savannah Jazz Festival. Wed., Sep. 23. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant, 402 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. Concert: Jason Bible and Payne Bridges Jason will play songs spanning 10 years of The Train Wrecks, his favorite covers and the stories of how he wrote some of his favorite tunes in a large format living room concert setting. Payne Bridges opens the show. Thu., Sep. 24. The Gingerbread House, 1921 Bull Street. ‘Concert: Laiken Love Williams and Jay Rudd Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical backgrounds on the stage. Fri., Sep. 25, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Concert: Runaway Home Runaway Home is a panoramic-americana band founded by three intrepid dreamers and schemers who share a love for music and the places it takes us all. Their music begins close to the heart, but is bound for distant vistas. Pulling from diverse musical backgrounds, Runaway Home 42 blends their sound whiskey-smooth and

harmonically strong, with a plaintive and rootsy edge. $20 plus tax Sat., Sep. 26, 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. Concert: Savannah State Wesleyan Choir Part of the Savannah Jazz Festival. Performances include Savannah State Wesleyan Choir, Eric Culberson and Jarekus Singleton. Thu., Sep. 24. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Concert: Tiple Recital Armstrong State University will host a special performance by the Enarmonía Duet, featuring Diego Otero and Alberto Puente from Bogota, Colombia. Enarmonía includes music from the Americas, Europe and Colombia to show how the Tiple, a Colombian guitar, can be integrated throughout a spectrum of international music. Fri., Sep. 25, 3 p.m. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert The Savannah Philharmonic’s Chamber Concert No. 1, Bright is the Ring of Words, is an exploration of the song cycle as it grows and changes from the mid-1850s to the early 20th century. Tenor Stan Warren joins pianist Quynh Shannon for an afternoon of romantically themed music. Sat., Sep. 26, 5 p.m. Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St. Thunderbolt Chamber Players Violin, cello and piano trio. Music will include Beethoven Trio in C minor and Schoenfield’s Cafe Music Terry Moore, violin; Sarah Schenkman, cello; Michael Braz, piano donations Sun., Sep. 27, 4-5:15 p.m. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive.


Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre fusion, barre core body sculpt, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. 912925-0903. Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ Synergistic Bodies,

7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/ couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsasavannah. com. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-3353335. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Dance: Gretchen Greene Company Showcase

Delight in an evening of movement and music as the Gretchen Greene Company Dancers present their Company Showcase. Tickets are $14 general admission. A $1 per ticket Historic Preservation Fee will be added for all tickets purchased. The fee is for the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the Lucas Theatre. Available online or by calling 912-525-5050. You may also ‘ up tickets in person at the Savannah Box Office at 216 E. Broughton Street. $15 general admission Sat., Sep. 26, 6-8 p.m. 912-525-5050. gretchen-greene-company-showcase/. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Disco Hustle Dance Class Do the hustle! A New York style Disco Hustle group class taught by Jos’eh Marion, a professional ballroom dance instructor. Sundays at 5pm. Call for pricing. Sundays, 5 p.m.. 843-290-6174. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. sdavis@ Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson Group dance lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesday: fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday: advanced elements. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Wednesdays.. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail. com. Kids/Youth Dance Class Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-3353335. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast- Dance Fitness designed by Louis Van Amstel from DWTS Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and

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Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ladies Night Enjoy a night of performance, a mini class, chocolates, dancing, and fun surprises this evening at the studio. Perfect for ladies interested in learning the art of Oriental Dance, commonly known in the USA as belly dance. Ages 15+ and up please. $30 Per Person Sat., Sep. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 912 663 5114. becky@ https://facebook. com/events/518159945026220/. Magic Carpet Dance Studio, 6409 Abercorn Street, Suite E. Line Dancing Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.


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All bikes and vehicles welcome. $20 registration includes BBQ dinner. Games, prizes, costume contest for best pirate and wench, music and entertainment. $20.00 Sun., Sep. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-355-2422. Alee Pirates, 100 Eisenberg Drive. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promo Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.. 805-6035620. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Brooke Atwood and Ashley Woodson Bailey Trunk Show Come celebrate the success and final night of Broughton Exchange’s current location with a trunk show from the new capsule collection by Brooke Atwood x Ashley Woodson Bailey. Ashley’s famous floral prints will be on sale, and pre-orders on this amazing silk crepe collection will be available. Champagne will be served. Thu., continues on p. 44




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Sep. 24, 6-8 p.m. Broughton Exchange, 18 E Broughton St. Celebrate Confucius Institute Day Workshops in Chinese painting and calligraphy with Liu Nan will be held at 2 p.m. in the Social Sciences Building Gallery. Nan has given presentations on the subject of Chinese Art, especially Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, across the country among universities, museums, public schools, conferences and symposiums. The Fri., Sep. 25. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Coastal Arts Fair The Tybee Arts Association presents this art fair featuring more than 40 regional artists from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Sat., Sep. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www,tybeefest. com. Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 403 Butler Ave. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St.

Critical Mass Savannah Join Savannah’s bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free Admission Day Explore the fun and history of Fort Pulaski for free. Sat., Sep. 26. 912-786-5787 ext. 114. Fort Pulaski, US Highway 80 E. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm.

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

You are destined to become a master of fire. It’s your birthright to become skilled in the arts of kindling and warming and illuminating and energizing. Eventually you will develop a fine knack for knowing when it’s appropriate to turn the heat up high, and when it’s right to simmer with a slow, steady glow. You will wield your flames with discernment and compassion, rarely or never with prideful rage. You will have a special power to accomplish creative destruction and avoid harmful destruction. I’m pleased at the progress you are making toward these noble goals, but there’s room for improvement. During the next eight weeks, you can speed up your evolution.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

and prevent them from draining your energy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You may laugh more in the next fourteen days than you have during any comparable fourteen-day period since you were five years old. At least I hope you will. It will be the best possible tonic for your physical and mental health. Even more than usual, laughter has the power to heal your wounds, alert you to secrets hiding in plain sight, and awaken your dormant potentials. Luckily, I suspect that life will conspire to bring about this happy development. A steady stream of antics and whimsies and amusing paradoxes is headed your way. Be alert for the opportunities.

here’s my hypothesis: Behind Saturn’s austere mask is a benevolent teacher and guide. She pressures us to focus and concentrate. She pushes us to harness and discipline our unique gifts. It’s true that some people resist these cosmic nudges. They prefer to meander all over the place, trying out roles they’re not suited for and indulging in the perverse luxury of neglecting their deepest desires. For them Saturn seems like a dour taskmaster, spoiling their lazy fun. I trust that you Sagittarians will develop a dynamic relationship with Saturn as she cruises through your sign for the next 26 months. With her help, you can deepen your devotion to your life’s most crucial goals.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s a favorable time to fantasize about how to suck more cash into your life. You have entered a phase when economic mojo is easier to conjure than usual. Are you ready to engage in some practical measures to take advantage of the cosmic trend? And by that I don’t mean playing the lottery or stealing strangers’ wallets or scanning the sidewalk for fallen money as you stroll. Get intensely real and serious about enhancing your financial fortunes. What are three specific ways you’re ignorant about getting and handling money? Educate yourself.

The coming weeks will be a favorable time to break a spell you’ve been under, or shatter an illusion you have been caught up in, or burst free from a trance you have felt powerless to escape. If you are moved to seek help from a shaman, witch, or therapist, please do so. But I bet you could accomplish the feat all by yourself. Trust your hunches! Here’s one approach you could try: Tap into both your primal anger and your primal joy. In your mind’s eye, envision situations that tempt you to hate life and envision situations that inspire you love life. With this volatile blend as your fuel, you can explode the hold of the spell, illusion, or trance.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

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Taurus-born physicist Wolfgang Pauli won a Nobel Prize for his research. His accomplishment? The Nobel Committee said he discovered “a new law of nature,” and named it after him: the Pauli Principle. And yet when he was a younger man, he testified, “Physics is much too difficult for me and I wish I were a film comedian or something like that and that I had never heard anything about physics!” I imagine you might now be feeling a comparable frustration about something for which you have substantial potential, Taurus. In the spirit of Pauli’s perseverance, I urge you to keep at it. In 1921, the French city of Biarritz hosted an international kissing contest. After evaluating the participants’ efforts, the panel of judges declared that Spanish kisses were “vampiric,” while those of Italians were “burning,” English were “tepid,” Russians were “eruptive,” French were “chaste,” and Americans were “flaccid.” Whatever nationality you are, Gemini, I hope you will eschew those paradigms -- and all other paradigms, as well. Now is an excellent time to experiment with and hone your own unique style of kissing. I’m tempted to suggest that you raise your levels of tenderness and wildness, but I’d rather you ignore all advice and trust your intuition.


Other times by appointment. Call for info. ongoing. 912-525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Inaugural Gifted Singles Luncheon My Heart Is Ready Singles Ministry presents a Gifted Singles Luncheon with Keynote Speakers Erick and Tara Robinson. Come out and hear how to keep your heart strong and ready as you wait for your mate. $40 Sat., Sep. 26, 11 a.m. 912-6590241. The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the

The astrological omens suggest you could get caught up in dreaming about what might have been. I’m afraid you might cling to outworn traditions and resuscitate wistful wishes that have little relevance for the future. You may even be tempted to wander through the labyrinth of your memories, hoping to steep yourself in old feelings that weren’t even good medicine for you when you first experienced them. But I hope you will override these inclinations, and instead act on the aphorism, “If you don’t study the past, you will probably repeat it.” Right now, the best reason to remember the old days is to rebel against them

❝I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth,” wrote author William Faulkner. Some astrologers would say that it’s unlikely a Libra would ever say such a thing -- that it’s too primal a feeling for your refined, dignified tribe; too lush and unruly. But I disagree with that view. Faulkner himself was a Libra! And I am quite sure that you are now or will soon be like a wet seed in the hot blind earth -fierce to sprout and grow with almost feral abandon.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You and I both know that you can heal the sick and raise the dead and turn water into wine -- or at least perform the metaphorical equivalent of those magical acts. Especially when the pressure is on, you have the power to attract the help of mysterious forces and unexpected interventions. I love that about you! When people around you are rendered fuzzy and inert by life’s puzzling riddles, you are often the best hope for activating constructive responses. According to my analysis of upcoming cosmic trends, these skills will be in high demand during the coming weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Some astrologers regard the planet Saturn as a sour tyrant that cramps our style and squelches our freedom. But

“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.” So advised author Ray Bradbury. That strategy is too nerve-wracking for a cautious person like me. I prefer to meticulously build and thoroughly test my wings before trying a quantum leap. But I have observed that Aquarius is one of the three signs of the zodiac most likely to succeed with this approach. And according to my astrological calculations, the coming weeks will be a time when your talent for building robust wings in mid-air will be even more effective than usual.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You are being tempted to make deeper commitments and to give more of yourself. Should you? Is it in your interests to mingle your destiny more thoroughly with the destinies of others? Will you benefit from trying to cultivate more engaged forms of intimacy? As is true for most big questions, there are no neat, simple answers. Exploring stronger connections would ultimately be both messy and rewarding. Here’s an inquiry that might bring clarity as you ponder the possibility of merging your fortunes more closely with allies or potential allies: Will deeper commitments with them inspire you to love yourself dearly, treat yourself with impeccable kindness, and be a superb ally to yourself?

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most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. ‘Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market Vendors include Hardwicke Farms, Sage Wishes, FraLi Gourmet, Savannah River Farms, Woodland Swamp Farm, Sikes Honey, Foods of the Farm, and Farm Fresh Produce. There will also be free balloons, reusable shopping bags, corn hole, and a bouncy house. Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucia This 170ft long, 500 ton replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, now renamed the San Pelayo, will visit Savannah again this year. $10 adults, $5 children 5-12 Sep. 23-Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. River Street, River St. Start Strong, Start Now Armstrong State University will host a special one-day registration event for new students to apply, get financial aid assistance and sign up for Fall Mini-mester classes. Designed to kick-start careers in growing fields including healthcare, education, information technology and business economics, this event is tailored to working professionals, though traditional students are also welcome. All application fees will be waived for the event. Fri., Sep. 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. The Story Arts Workshop - “Your Best Shot” Story Slam Because life demands that we compose and

slam, The Story Arts Workshop is holding its first “open mic” Story Slam at the Muse Arts Warehouse. Come just to listen to some good stories or compose your own 5-10 minute true personal story from the theme of “Your Best Shot,” and tell it to us live without notes. A panel of judges will chose a winner of the night and the audience will choose a favorite as well. Metaphorically glittering prizes and accolades will be awarded to all storytellers. $10 General Admission. $5 Storytellers Fri., Sep. 25, 8-10 p.m. 843-290-9001. plyoung0118@ events/692060650927670/. musesavannah. org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Tybee Island Community Day This island event celebrates the “return to normal” for island residents and merchants while showcasing the various non-profit and civic groups that contribute to the unique island character and quality of life. Revel in “Tybee Time” at this free backyard picnic-like celebration which includes games, live local music, face painting, and information from over 17 local groups providing opportunities to get involved on the island. Sun., Sep. 27, 1-5 p.m. www, Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 403 Butler Ave. Tybee Post Theater Grand Opening Join us under the stars for an evening of entertainment, drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Tybee Post Theater. We’ll have complimentary food and beverages under the party tent in our front yard. Our favorite Tybee and Savannah trio, the Girlfriends and their full band Sassy Cats and the Toms will entertain onstage. Sat., Sep. 26, 6-8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Tybee’s Got Talent What better way to preview the Theater’s inaugural season than with Tybee’s Got Talent, a legendary talent competition that showcases the best Tybee has to offer. Sun., Sep. 27, 7-9 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. continues on p. 46

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were still in their original shrinkwrap; a condition that my charismatic third grade teacher, Mr. Nold, would have tically described as having “Never been touched by human hands.” THERE’S AN AUTUMN CHILL in the From the moment I shuffled the cards, air this week that’s absolute magic. Not they took on a life of their own. Leaping magical, but magic itself. How do I know almost as if by will, they landed in selfthis? I have it on good authority from determined layouts, each pattern telling one of Savannah’s Celtic faeries. its own unique story. At the time, I had no Faeries are not mere mythical creaidea that I was taking my first baby steps tures. They are Earth angels frolicking to becoming a Savannah psychic; that my amongst us, being at once both tremenclients and I would benefit from this deck dously helpful and terribly mischievous. and its frenetic faerie process to this very I learned this news from a human friend day. who also happens to be a passionate My usually aloof cat Puss-Puss immefaerie advocate. (Who knew such ambas- diately sat down across from the card sadors exist?) Needless to say, I was spread, volunteering to receive the first skeptical. The notion of naughty little reading. As we played with the deck, the sylphs assisting Mother Nature with 65 faerie cards introduced themselves. their practical magic just didn’t make Among them was the Green Man, one of sense. the most famous faerie veterans of Celtic In response to my skepticism, she lore. invited me to a 30-day challenge: spend Over the next few years I became an one month communing with nature, adept interpreter of their messages, but imagining the landscape from the faerI never realized just how theoretical my ies’ point of view. Seek magic amongst experiences with the faeries were until the insects, rocks and flowers. Clean up the Green Man revealed himself on my any garbage that I might find along the first visit to Savannah, not twenty minway and say thank you to the faeries for utes after I stepped off the plane. their service when doing so. Upon my arrival to the SAV, I hopped She promised that by month’s end, in the back of a maroon minivan marked the faeries would repay my kindness Magikal Taxi and Shuttle Service. The with a gift; one that would be especially driver—a enchanting woman named delightful if I made a point to gift the MJ— regaled me with the tale of her road faeries first with two of their favorite trip from Savannah to NYC in the sumthings: shiny rocks and unwrapped, col- mer of 1969, in which she and her six orful candies. friends subsisted solely on the 17 pies that At the time, I was living near one she had baked for the occasion. of Manhattan’s most beautiful public Before we had even left the airport gardens, located on the grounds of The proper, MJ had become so engrossed in Cloisters Museum. My little dog PJ loved her story that she forgot where she was taking walks there. Picking up garbage going and had to pull over to consult a along the trails was already part of our map. As she prattled on about the minddaily routine. All I needed to do was blowing experience of tripping on acid acknowledge and thank the faeries, while cruising down the West Side Highimagine their world and leave behind a way in a VW Minivan, MJ maintained eye few tokens of appreciation. contact via the rearview mirror, dividing Over the next 30 days, I embraced the her attention between my gaze and her challenge and accepted the possibility map of Savannah. that faeries actually exist. As I observed At some point, my eyes wandered to a the landscape from the perspective of lush patch of ivy growing in the median. four-inch high magical beings, ordinary As the wind began to rustle, its leaves ground moss morphed into lush, green formed the shape of a little green mitten carpeting; toadstools transmuted into that started waving at me. I just stared tiny end tables and the protruding roots in hypnotic disbelief, whispering, “No. of ordinary oak trees became the elabo- Freakin’. Way…” rate thrones of faerie royalty. Soon I Managing to avert my gaze, I made a not only believed in the world of faerie deliberate point to hold MJ’s eye contact magic, I longed to defect there. for as long as possible in hopes that when Less than thirty days later, my reward I looked back at the ivy plant, its little was allotted. A deck of Faeries’ Oracle green paw would have disappeared. Cards materialized in the common area Nope. Not only was it still there—its of my apartment lobby where neighbors motion had had changed from frantic would leave books and magazines that waving to a more come-hither gesture, as they were no longer using. The cards if it were drawing me in. By Your Pal Erin

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Verbal Herb Entertainment presents Soul On The Harbor III Soul On The Harbor III is an annual event held at the Hyatt harbor side ballroom. It is a upscale, classy, celebration held in celebration of old-school soul and hip-hop music. Hosted by J Chris with 70’s, 80’s and 90’s music, live music, food and a guest appearance by hip hop pioneer Big Daddy Kane. $ 60.00 Sat., Sep. 26, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 912-492-3535. index.jsp?null. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. Walk to End Alzheimer’s Savannah The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s Savannah will take place on Saturday, September 26 at Ellis Square in Savannah, Georgia. Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® participants will complete a 2 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Registration Fee Sat., Sep. 26, 8 a.m.-noon. 706-836-3461. act. homepage. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street.

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Latino Heritage Month Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponsors this monthlong celebration of Latino culture. Festivities include a Spanish film festival, lectures, dance classes and more. For a full list, visit Through Oct. 15. 912-344-3050. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. ‘Savannah Bazaar Join Savannah’s favorite artists, smallscale DIY creatives and local business owners for a family friendly event with drinks, music, food and fun on tap for all to enjoy. Sat., Sep. 26, 3-8 p.m. events@ savannahbazaar. com. Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St. Savannah Jazz Festival Celebrate jazz in this free concert at Forsyth Park. Performances include United States Marine Corps Band, Doug Carn Trio, Steve Watson Trio, CJA Hall of Fame, Tony Monaco, Harvey Mason, & Howard Paul, and Coastal Jazz Allstars with Fred Wesley. Sat., Sep. 26. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Tybee Fall Festival Family-friendly activities include games, prizes, bounce ballroom, obstacle course, cakewalk, hotdogs, popcorn and drinks. Admission is free and open to all ages. All proceeds benefit the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Sat., Sep. 26, 12-5 p.m. 912-7865801. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.


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yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 5Rhythms A moving meditation. A path to higher vibration. A spiritual practice for some. A workout for others. With limited guidance and an eclectic mix of music, each person moves through the 5 rhythms of: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. In this practice the “energy” of these rhythms is explored through each persons authentic way of moving. There is no right or wrong way and no steps to follow. No experience is needed. Led by Dana Danielson. First Thursday of every month. Sign up at or simply show up. ongoing. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912200-4809. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming

environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Chair Yoga Awakening True Alisandre, international yoga teacher, teaches this yoga class and gives out laminated cards with stretches from his book, Pictures of Health to Breathe and Move With. These breath stretches are doable in 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Each class also includes Tai Chi warmups, meditations and guided relaxations. Sundays, 10:15 a.m. 501932-4092. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Core Pilates This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterHughes is at your service every MonWed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 912200-4809. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Happy Hour Boot Camp Classes Amanda Jessop, certified strength and

conditioning specialist, teaches classes for those who enjoy challenging and fun workouts and have goals to lose weight, tone up, or get in shape for the new year. Different packages available: Classes start out at $8 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 832-470-2257. sports-conditioning-boot-camp/. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class INSANITY turns old-school interval training on its head. Work flat out in 3 to 5-min blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It’s called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. $10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes Sundays, 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@ nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes

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