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Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of various events over the coming week. If you would like an event listed, please email Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.


Wednesday American Traditions Competition What: The 20th year of this competi-

tion featuring 32 of the world’s most accomplished vocalists, singing classics by American composers such as Barber, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington and Savannah’s Johnny Mercer. Judges perform on Friday night. When: Wed. Jan. 16, Thu. Jan. 17, Fri. Jan. 18, Sat. Jan. 19 Where: various Cost: $35 - $62. (varies by performance) Info: 912-525-5050 .

Lecture: The Color Black by Carmela Spinelli

What: Spinelli, chair of the SCAD fashion and accessory design departments, discusses the significance of the color black, in conjunction with the “Little Black Dress” exhibition, curated by Andre Leon Talley. Reception follows. When: Wed. Jan. 16, 6 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Museum adm. Free for SCAD and Museum members. Info:

Film: Lisa and The Devil (1974, Italy) What: Psychotronic Film Society

presents a memorial tribute to Telly Savalas, best known as the 1970s TV detective “Kojak”. A “surreal, erotic shocker,” this is the fully restored, uncensored, Italian version of this film. Also starring Elke Sommer. When: Wed. Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave Cost: $6 Info:


Thursday Savannah Tire Hockey Classic

What: The 15th year of this tourney

between six collegiate hockey clubs from the southeast. Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30pm Citadel vs. South Carolina


Fri. Jan 18 6pm Georgia Tech vs. FSU Fri. Jan 18 8:30pm UGA vs Florida Sat. Jan 19 5:30pm Florida vs. FSU Sat Jan 19 8:30pm Georgia Tech vs. UGA Where: Savannah Civic Center Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $10 - $15. Discounts available. Info: 912-651-6556.

Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon

What: Dean Robert Sumichrast from UGA’s Terry College of Business and Dr. Michael Toma of Armstrong Atlantic share projections for the 2013 economy and what businesses can do to prepare. Reservations required. When: Thu. Jan. 17, 12 p.m. Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa., 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island Cost: $40/Chamber members. $50/ gen. pub. Info: 912-644-6432.

Lecture: Walkable Cities: Planning to Walk Again

What: SCAD’s School of Building Arts Lecture Series presents transportation engineer Rick Hall, discussing the design issues of walkable urban thoroughfares, Complete Streets, ITE/CNU Walkable Urban Thoroughfares, New Urbanism, smart growth and pedestrian/bicycle planning. When: Thu. Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Museum admission. Free for SCAD ID holders. Info:

Mangled Courtesan Couture and Ready to Wear Launch

What: A first look at Savannah-based designer April Johnston’s new clothing line. Meet the designer and enjoy a champagne reception. When: Thu. Jan. 17, 6-9 p.m. Where: Trunk 13 Boutique, 414 Whitaker St


13th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show

Christopher Blair has the Willy Wonka, the Savan title role in nah Children’s Theatre adaptation of Ro sic story. The show ope ald Dahl’s clasns Friday, Jan. 18.

Become a Solar Power Entrepreneur

What: Sierra Club presents an information session on installing residential solar. You may be eligible for new incentivized buy-back rates from Georgia Power for your surplus electricity generation. Learn the practical options, regulations, restrictions, economics and pitfalls of residential solar in Georgia. When: Thu. Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-341-0718.

Lecture: “Why the United States Should Spread Democracy”

What: Savannah Council on World Affairs presents Sean M. Lynn-Jones, editor of the publication International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His talk “summarizes how the spread of democracy benefits the citizens of new democracies, promotes international peace, serves U.S. interests” and more. When: Thu. Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St Cost: $10/Gen. Free/members, students, educators, mil. Info:

What: Thousands of square feet of landscapes, gardens, celebrity and gardening seminars. Home improvement alley; kitchen, bath and interiors; pools, spas and hardscapes; complimentary gourmet food and wine tastings; Kid Zone; art, gifts, gourmet and plants. When: Fri. Jan. 18, Sat. Jan. 19, Sun. Jan. 20 Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Hutchinson Island Cost: Weekend pass: $7/adults, $5/ senior/ret. mil. Info:

Theater: Willy Wonka

What: A magically delicious production by Savannah Children’s Theatre. Friday shows: 8:00pm. Saturday shows: 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Sunday shows: 3:00pm. When: Fri. Jan. 18, Sat. Jan. 19, Sun. Jan. 20 Where: Savannah Children’s Theater, 2160 E. Victory Dr Cost: $15 - $20 Info: 912-238-9015 .

Film: Lawrence of Arabia (1962, USA)

What: The 50th anniversary edition (digitally remastered) of the multiple Oscar winning film starring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn.227 minutes. (15 minute intermission.) When: Fri. Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8/Gen. $5/with student ID or age 55+ Info:

What: First night of the two-day fes-

tival showcasing independent films featured at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, celebrating triumphs in human society and nature. Q&A session with filmmakers follows screenings. When: Fri. Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $10/adults. $8/students, mil., sr. $25/weekend Info:

Seersucker Live! Episode Six

What: A reading performance that’s part literary reading, part talk show, part cocktail party. Featuring: fiction writer and poet Liza Weiland, poet and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Alice Friman, and Stephen Corey, editor of the Georgia Review. When: Fri. Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sparetime, 36 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. (at Congress St.) Cost: $10. $5/students. Info:


Saturday Historic Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

What: History comes alive every Saturday and Sunday through March 17 at 11am and 2pm. When: Sat. Jan. 19 Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd Cost: $6 fort admission for adults. Under age 6 free. Info:

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah

What: Second day of the two-day festival showcasing independent films featured at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, celebrating triumphs in human society and nature. Q&A session with filmmakers follows evening screenings. 9:30 am - Coffee and Conversation. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Panel: Kate Greenburg and Joey Cheek, Right to Play. Beth & George Gage, filmmakers. 11 am - Community Bike Ride. Starts and ends at south end of Forsyth Park (Park Avenue @ Bull St.) 2 pm - Family Friendly Films. Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton Street. 7 pm - Final Film Session. Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton Street. When: Sat. Jan. 19 Where: various Cost: $10/gen. $8/student, sr., mil. $5/matinee Info:

Getting Ready for College Workshop

What: A series of 25 minute sessions on everything you need to know to apply for college: Financial Aid, College Admissions, Financial Aid for Athletes, Building a Competitive Transcript, Understanding the PSAT, and on-line ACT/SAT support. Sponsored by Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. A second workshop will be held March 4. When: Sat. Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High, 400 Pennsylvania Ave Cost: Free. Open to high school students and parents. Info: 912-395-1243.

MLK Jr. Holiday Business and Community Unity Brunch

What: Keynote remarks by Tommie Smith, former multiple world record and Olympic record holder in track events. His raised fist gesture during his gold medal award ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City became an iconic image for the black power movement. Smith is noted for an exceptional three-pronged career in athletics (including professional football and college coaching), academia, and civil rights activism. When: Sat. Jan. 19, 10 a.m. Where: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center , 1 International Way, Hutchinson Island Cost: $50 Info: 912-232-5502. mlkingsavannah. com/

Zumba Party and Fitness Festival

What: Keep your New Year’s Resolutions! Try Zumba, Pilates, Turbo Kick, Crossfit Training, the D1 Boot Camp, and Curvy Girl Boot Camp. Free healthy snacks to all participants. Sponsored by Chatham County Park Services. When: Sat. Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-898-3320.

First Annual Savannah Children’s Museum Felt Festival

What: Participants make neat crafts from recycled wool sweaters and basic knitting using toilet paper tubes and pencils. Story times for “little explorers” through “big explorers.” When: Sat. Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Cost: Museum admission Info:

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Music: Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Piano Trio

What: The Savannah Philharmonic’s third chamber music concert for the season features Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, one of Mendelssohn’s most popular chamber works. When: Sat. Jan. 19, 5 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St Cost: $15 Info: 912-232-6002.

Dinner Theatre: “Murder Ahoy!”

What: A pirate-themed whodunit set in Olde Savannah. Performed throughout the entire room where you are dining. Solve the mystery and win a prize, or just watch. As interactive as you want it to be! Presented by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. When: Sat. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 411 W. Bay St. Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children Info: 912-247-4644 .

Yappy Hour--Hearts & Homes for Hounds

What: This sorta-regular happy hour for dogs and their people spotlights DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education, Awareness and Mentoring. Show your love for the long dogs while enjoying complimentary beverages, snacks, and dog treats. Raffle prizes. A “weineriffic” event! When: Sat. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Where: The Grateful Hound, 32 Barnard St Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-236-7297.


Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

What: 2013 Theme: “Dreamers are believers, and believers become achievers.” Over 300 units in one of the largest M.L.King, Jr. Day parades in the U.S. The three-plus hour long parade begins near West Gwinnett and M.L. King Jr. Blvd, winds its way through downtown, and ends at East Broad and Liberty Streets. When: Mon. Jan. 21, 10 a.m. Where: Historic Downtown Savannah Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-232-5502. mlkingsavannah. com/

The Art of Great Fashion presents Carnevale!

What: Tumblers, jugglers, lanterns, flags and masks, masks, masks will lend the spirit of Carnevale in

Florence to the evening fashion show extravaganza sponsored by the Telfair Museums. Masks created by Savannah’s most collected and wellreviewed artists. Fashion collections from kathi rich. Styling by B Street Salon. When: Mon. Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. Where: The Landings’ Plantation Club, 1 Cottonwood Lane, Skidaway Island Cost: $85 Info: 912-790-8800.


Tuesday Historical Marker Dedication: Birthplace of John Fremont

What: In recognition of the bicentennial of his birth, the Georgia Historical Society dedicates a new historical marker for the 2013 Georgia History Festival’s Featured Historical Character, near his Savannah birthplace. Opposed to slavery’s expansion, Fremont ran unsuccessfully for president in 1856 as the first Republican candidate. A general in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, he tried to free Missouri’s enslaved people in 1861, but his act was annulled by President Lincoln. He was a key figure in the Mexican-American War, a senator from California and governor of the Arizona Territory. When: Tue. Jan. 22, 12 p.m. Where: Yamacraw Park, 565 W Bryan St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Curator Tour: Offering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery

What: Led by Curator of Art Courtney McNeil. 20 person maximum; please reserve a place by calling 912-7908800. When: Tue. Jan. 22, 2 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street Cost: $12 museum admission. Free to Telfair members. Info:

Islands Business Owners Networking Social.

What: A networking event for those doing business in the Eastside/Islands area. Live steel drum performance by Melvin Dean. RSVP’s encouraged. When: Tue. Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Ocean PLaza Hotel, 1401 Strand, Tybee Island Info: 912-509-4922.

@ Film: Lawrence of Arabia. Jan. 18. Lucas Theatre. @ Mountainfilm On Tour. Jan. 18–19. Trustees Theater. @ Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jan. 23–27. MLK Arena. @ Shel’s Shorts. Bay Street Theatre. Jan. 24–27.

Bill Maher Tix on Sale Friday

What: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 for an April 7 Johnny Mercer Theatre appearance by the political satirist. Where: Tickets available at the box office,301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. and online at

@ Savannah Jewish Film Festival. Jan. 24–Feb. 2. @ Film: Chinatown. Jan. 26. Trustees Theater. @ Vinyl Appreciation. Jan. 27. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Pulse Art & Technology Festival. Jan. 28–Feb. 4. @ Monty Python’s Spamalot. Jan. 28. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ A Night in Vienna. Savannah Philharmonic. Feb. 1. Trustees Theater. @ Savannah Black Heritage Festival. Feb. 1–16. @ Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Feb. 1. Johnny Mercer Theatre.


@ Seersucker Shots. Feb. 1. Book Lady.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

@ Film: When Harry Met Sally. Feb. 9. Trustees Theater.

Wednesday What: From acrobats to animals, it’s

the Gold Edition, the newest tour of The Greatest Show On Earth. Times vary each day. Nine shows--matinees and evening performances. When: Wed. Jan. 23 Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $10 - $35 Info:

Lecture: Bad News: Dashiell Hammett and the Russian Refugee Crisis

What: SCAD Liberal Arts professor

@ Robin Williams/David Steinberg. Feb. 2. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: Groundhog Day. Feb. 2. Trustees Theater. @ Snow White. Columbia City Ballet. Feb. 9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ SCAD theater: Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen. Feb. 14–17. Mondanaro Theatre. @ Book Festival Kickoff: Dave Barry. Feb. 14. Trustees Theater. @ Savannah Book Festival. Feb. 14–17. @ Jonathan Richman: Feb. 14. Wormhole. @ A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. Bay Street Theatre. Feb. 15–17. @ SCAD theater: The Three Musketeers. Feb. 28–March 3. Lucas Theatre. @ Film: His Girl Friday. Feb. 23. Trustees Theater. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ Savannah Blues Festival. March 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Jerry Seinfeld. March 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Savannah Stopover. March 7–9.

David Stivers, Ph.D. discusses the political context in which author Dashiell Hammett developed the hard-boiled style of detective fiction. When: Wed. Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

@ Three Days Grace/Shinedown. March 12. MLK Arena.

Film: Mystery Screening honoring David Lynch’s 67th Birthday

@ Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. March 21. Trustees Theater (SMF).

salutes the life and career of inimitable and influential film director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Elephant Man, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive) with a screening of one of his most rare films, which has never been released on DVD. When: Wed. Jan. 23, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $7 Info: cs

@ Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance. March 23. Lucas Theatre (SMF).

What: Psychotronic Film Society

@ Matchbox Twenty. March 12. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ of Montreal. March 8. Forsyth Park. @ Lord of the Dance. March 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ Savannah Music Festival (SMF). March 21–April 6. @ Ahmad Jamal. March 23. Trustees Theater (SMF). @ Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell, with Richard Thompson. April 3. Johnny Mercer

Theatre (SMF). @ Spring Awakening. AASU Masquers. April 11–21. @ Reefer Madness. Bay Street Theatre. April 19–28. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Pride & Prejudice. May 10–25. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ SCAD theater: Urinetown The Musical. May 23–26. Lucas Theatre.

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Nuclear train wreck by Jim Morekis |

A couple of years ago you purchased, among other things, a 300–ton reactor pressure vessel made in South Korea. The vessel — an enormous hunk of steel, heavier than the Statue of Liberty — is intended to eventually contain one of the pair of new AP1000 nuclear reactors in the expansion of Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle between Augusta and Savannah. I say you bought it because you did. In an unprecedented deal enabled by a compliant Public Service Commission and the Republican majority in the state legislature in 2010, Georgia Power was able to secure advance payment for the entire Vogtle expansion in the form of increased rates from its customers. Despite whatever rhetoric you’ve heard about the American way, hardy capitalists bearing financial risk, etc., in this case Georgia Power, its lobbyists, and the politicians they influence essentially transferred all risk for the estimated $14 billion Vogtle expansion, present and future, to the public. A literal blank check. Connect Savannah reported on the development at length as it happened. Sorry to say, many of the things we and others warned about then seem to be coming true. One of the main objections to the special Plant Vogtle financing deal was that it made no allowance to limit ratepayer exposure in the event of cost overruns or other unforeseen occurrences. Nor was there an allowance to refund ratepayers if the expansion didn’t happen at all. The deal already has serious ramifications. The entire expansion is now at least a year behind, at a potential cost of hundreds of millions of additional dollars, all of which are likely to be borne by you and me.

The consortium that built your reactor pressure vessel has filed a $900 million lawsuit — that’s nearly a billion dollars, folks! — against Georgia Power and other Vogtle stakeholders. The suit seeks recovery of additional costs due to licensing delays, design changes and long delays with the pouring of concrete for the reactor foundations due to rebar problems. (In a preview of how it might view possible future legal action by ratepayers, Georgia Power filed a countersuit saying it’s not responsible for the added costs!) Fast forward to Dec. 15, 2012, when the 300–ton reactor vessel you bought more or less fell off a train. Seriously. Fell off a train. Shortly after leaving the port of Savannah on the way to Burke County, the vessel “became misaligned” with the specially built railroad car it was on, a design specifically intended to transport loads of this mass. (Luckily no one was injured.) The train wreck is unusual enough. But it gets weirder. The media, and therefore the public, didn’t find about the reactor vessel accident until Jan. 10, nearly a month later. So where is your reactor vessel now? You should know, since you’re paying for it. A month after the train accident, the reactor vessel — as the accompanying photo

indicates — apparently sits near the port of Savannah, the so–called misalignment having been rectified at least enough for the train to limp back to its starting point. The photo, taken from public property by Tom Clements of the activist group Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, shows the reactor vessel under an enormous tarp (sort of), the Savannah River clearly visible. Clements says the seemingly cavalier attitude towards the integrity of the reactor vessel merits increased scrutiny not only by Georgia Power ratepayers, but by the federal government. “It appears that multiple violations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s regulations concerning components may have been committed and may be ongoing,” says Clements, observing that the vessel seems to be partially open to the elements and not under serious guard against tampering. So what happens next? We’re not sure. So far Georgia Power’s not talking specifics, thought it has said the accident will cause no delays to the expansion. To this customer that appears unlikely to be an accurate assessment, especially given the fact that Georgia Power is already being sued by contractors for delays and overruns. In any case, while the reactor vessel has never contained radioactive material, the secretive way the train accident was addressed — not to mention the fact that the accident happened at all — isn’t exactly a resounding confidence–builder about how actual radioactive material might be handled in the future. Georgia Power is far from the only government–sanctioned monopoly in America, and far from the only operator of nuclear energy plants. But it’s hard to conclude anything other than its customers seem to be paying for one of the most expensive train wrecks in the world, both literally and figuratively. cs

Post-accident, the reactor vessel near the port of Savannah on Jan. 13

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Too fast, too curious Maybe I was lulled into a Supremes stupor by the oldies radio station, but I didn’t notice the speedometer creeping up. Maybe I was just tired, cruising home from the Jacksonville airport on a Sunday night with two mewling children. My husband insists it was because I was squawking at him for leaving his glasses in the hotel room in Miami. It could’ve been because I was driving his Honda, and I’m not used to piloting anything other than my beleaguered minivan that shakes like an angry drunk with the DT’s when I push it past 65 mph. Whatever the reason, I momentarily placed a little too much pedal to the metal. It was at the wrong place — the notorious stretch of I–95 near mile marker 46 — where it’s always the wrong time. While the illegal speed traps of Southeast Georgia supposedly disappeared in the ‘70s, these are still the 24/7 hunting grounds of the Darien Police Department, and anyone skating even one mile on the superfluous side of the 70 mph speed limit is prey. Blue flashing lights descended upon us like steroidal aliens. The cop, unimpressed by my Diana Ross impersonation, shined a flashlight in my face and said he clocked me at 90 mph, which I found hard to believe since I had glanced down to see 75 during the chorus of “Stop! In the Name of Love.” But he stuck his face in mine and growled “Do you think lasers LIE, ma’am?” Officer Meanie didn’t even tip his hat when he handed me the ticket with the guilt trip that a mother should know better. I didn’t bother to explain about the Absurdivan. As a mostly responsible grown– up, I understood it was my civic duty to pay the fine. I was speeding after all, if only for a minute. But when I discovered the cost of getting caught in McIntosh County equals more than a week’s pay and would tack three

insurance–bloating points on my license, I decided to keep my court date and throw myself upon the mercy of the judge. Here’s an account of my trip to court last Thursday: • 7:30am: I leave Savannah in the Absurdivan, eliminating any possibility of speeding anywhere. In the last mile of I–95 before Darien, I pass four police cars pulled on the side of the highway, each paired with a victim. I send a silent fist pump of solidarity to the poor suckers. • 8:30am: I arrive in Darien, founded in (we’re not 1736 by a clan of Scots who sailed up the Altamaha River and now the county seat with a population of 1,700. Driving past shuttered restaurants, a dessicated car dealership and empty storefronts, one can understand why speeding tickets might be an attractive revenue generator. • 9:00am: The tiny courtroom is packed. Purses and cell phones are forbidden, cutting us off from the outside world. A pack of prosecutors in blue blazers mutter with their heads together, fanning themselves with manila folders. I half expect Atticus Finch to roll in. No sign of the judge. • 9:18am: Deprived of Facebook, I chat up the young Marine in uniform next to me, who received her

speeding ticket on Veteran’s Day. We both agree this is a travesty to God and country. She tells me she was supposed to have been deployed to Afghanistan today but got a reprieve until spring. For now, she’ll stay at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C., and fix helicopters. And stay out of Georgia. • 9:48am: A couple of clerks have clopped in wearing stunningly high heels, but the judge’s seat remains empty. People are clicking their feet, biting their nails, drumming their fingers and basically exploding into a storm of tics without their phones. I chew on the irony of how very slow things run in the Speeding Capital of South Georgia. The collective redolence of other people’s perfumes, hair gel and kidding) coffee breath approaches dizzying levels. • 10:21am: A murmur ripples through the room: “Here comes the judge!” His Honor hobbles into the room, an esteemed but clearly ancient arbiter of the law. The first case called is a DUI, and the judge stares for so long at the paperwork I assume he fell asleep. • 10:42am: Still on the first case. The judge keeps asking the prosecutor to repeat himself. I practice my yogic breathing and imagine all the clever Facebook updates I could be posting right now. • 11:07: Things still moving glacially. My Marine friend is called to the bench and leaves smiling, so perhaps justice prevailed. The woman on the other side of me

keeps up a running commentary while dabbing at her runny nose. “Take the probation,” she hisses to a stringy–haired man charged with possession of marijuana who can’t pay the $1,000 fine. I resist pinching her. I notice that no matter what gender or age, everyone adopts the same obsequious head-bobbing when in front of a judge. • 12:15pm: The judge announces we’ll take an hour-long break for lunch. Everyone files out, pawing at their phones madly. I wander two blocks towards the water and find a delightful vision: A wildly painted bungalow housing The Purple Pickle, an “eclectic eatery” full of colorful local art and servers who call me “honey.” I settle into a pink-cushioned booth and console myself with a giant slice of chocolate cake before I must return to the sad, stuffy world of the courtroom. • 1:15pm: Court resumes right on time, though it seems more than half the defendants have disappeared. As each case is called, it becomes evident that though the judge may be old, he is not lenient. It occurs to me that I may have driven to Darien for no reason except to enjoy some truly stellar chocolate cake. • 1:48pm: Finally, I’m shaken out of a sugar coma by the sound of my own name. I approach the bench with my best groveling face and a cheery “Yes, sir!” Within 30 seconds we ascertain that I am guilty, but I am sorry. Since it’s my first offense, Judge Methuseleh will knock off the points but I still get to pay the full fine plus court costs: $408. I bob my head like a serf that’s been bestowed a year’s worth of gruel. The morals of this story: First, don’t speed, especially near Darien. Next, should you end up in court, be sure to bring a book and stop by the Purple Pickle for some cake. And most importantly: Even with the ticket, a day lost and the gas burned, it was still cheaper to fly out of JAX than Savannah. cs


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But each January for the past 15 years, this laidback deep South city has hosted an extremely popular hockey tournament. Go figure. The Savannah Tire Hockey Classic “has become a marquee kickoff event for Savannah every January,” says Ben Wilder, director of the Greater Savannah Sports Council. “After 15 years, the event has become a mainstay on the Savannah calendar,” echoes Visit Savannah President Joe Marinelli.

The secret of the Hockey Classic’s success comes down, oddly enough, to college football, a familiar factor in the success of a lot of things in the South. Specifically, the teams in the Hockey Classic mirror familiar rivalries on the gridiron. “The tournament has featured classic rivalries from the beginning, with Southern teams that people are very loyal to. These are some pretty heated rivalries,” says Wilder. “Hockey fans, college fans, the social scene — it all blends together to make the perfect, affordable, family friendly event. It’s amazing to see the people who come out and where they come from. ”

Marinelli says that although the event attracts many locals, “we see larger and larger followings from the schools coming in every year. That helps fill lots of hotel rooms and restaurant seats in what’s normally a slower tourism time of the year.” The core battle, of course, is always the “Good Old Fashioned Hate” rivalry between the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. However, unlike on the gridiron, the Yellow Jackets have a clear advantage on the ice, winning the Hockey Classic’s Thrasher Cup championship seven out of the 14 times the tournament’s been played. Another key rivalry is between the Florida Gators and the Florida State

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Hockey Classic (also sponsored by Memorial Health for many years) is often the pinnacle of their hockey careers. “They go from playing at midnight for 200 people to playing for 5,000 in the Savannah Civic Center. These are engineering students and accounting majors — they’re all going to eventually get a regular job and be normal,” Wilder laughs. While the level of play isn’t NHL–quality, it’s not too shabby either. “It’s obviously not high level, but these guys have all played growing up. They’re good players, they’re just not hitting the puck like an NHL player. Of course you wouldn’t know that The Georgia Bulldogs are the biggest draw from being there watching,” Wilder says. Because the tournament comes at Seminoles. “The first year, Tennessee the end of the usual college hockey was in the tournament instead of FSU. season, the players often bring family But then the Seminoles took their and friends to Savannah to mark the place the second year,” Wilder says. occasion. But the teams which combine for The teams have also formed bonds the most volatile rivalry in the Classic with local charities over the years. are the two newest additions. For example, the Bulldogs visit the “Last year we added the University Memorial Health children’s unit, of South Carolina and The Citadel. while the Seminoles go to the YMCA. The SC/Citadel game gets pretty The origin of the Hockey Classic rough,” says Wilder. “We actually had goes back to John DeLoach’s tenure a goalie jump and tackle a guy.” as director of the Greater Savannah Wilder says the popularity of the Sports Council. Classic — which was once mar“A couple of committee members keted as “Rumble in the Rink” — has said, ‘Let’s try and do a hockey event.’ brought phone calls from college I think only one had ever been to a teams asking to be in it. So far, the hockey game,” laughs Wilder. tournament’s stayed pretty selective. Wilder says another important “For example, we got a call from factor of the Classic’s success is its the University of Miami, which conpowerful networking opportunities, ceivably could work with the whole chiefly in the big VIP area. ACC rivalry angle,” says Wilder. “It’s become a huge client enterHowever, Wilder is quick to point tainment type thing. Sponsors love out that the Hockey Classic can’t actuit. We don’t have suites to sell like at ally use college football conference a pro sports game, but we do have names, like the ACC and SEC, to forone gigantic party suite where all the mally promote the event. sponsors go. It’s a really high–demand “We have to be careful not to use ticket.” the football conference names,” says Of course, many promotions will Wilder. “Actually, these teams have mark the 15th anniversary, including formed their own hockey conference, a “money vault” upstairs where you the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey grab money out of the air, and the Conference, the SECHC.” “Slapshot for Cash” with a $15,000 The participating hockey squads prize. cs may have their own conference, but they aren’t considered official sports Savannah Tire Hockey Classic by their respective universities — Where: Savannah Civic Center they’re technically still club sports. When: Jan 17–19 Wilder says because these players Cost: $10-15 have no aspirations to play profesInfo: sional hockey, the Savannah Tire • •

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Smarter than cancer? Local participants needed in nationwide study by Jessica Leigh Lebos |

DeDe Cargill does all she can to support those fighting cancer. The vivacious grandma leads free monthly walks as the organizer of Every Step Counts, the “fitness fellowship” she founded in 2006 for survivors and those still undergoing treatment. She raises funds for Relay for Life and can often be found shepherding other volunteers at American Cancer Society events, where calls herself the “Vice President of Fun.” But she’d really prefer that cancer not exist at all. “I want my grandchildren and great grandchildren to be as mystified by cancer as my children are by polio,” says Cargill, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2004 and has been cancer–free for eight years. “I want it to be something that they’ve never heard of.” This month Cargill is working towards that vision with a new cancer–fighting role: Recruiting Savannah citizens for ACS’ Cancer Prevention Study–3 (CPS–3),


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L to R: Kanika Whipple and Amy Riesinger of the American Cancer Society and Coastal Health District Medical Director Dr. Diane Weems kicked off ACS’ recruitment for a new cancer prevention study last week. The study will last 20-30 years.

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diagnosed with cancer. After a short initial appointment, participants will fill out a survey every two to three years for the next 20–30 years. As a colon cancer survivor, Cargill isn’t eligible to participate (the chemotherapy and radiation treatments she received can skew the study.) But that hasn’t stopped her from becoming a Community Champion, one of 75 local leaders aiming to sign up at least 400 participants from the Savannah area. The recruiting effort kicked off last Wednesday with a breakfast at the Civic Center and will last through February. Volunteers will schedule appointments online, and the first data collection sessions will be administered Feb. 26–March 1. “What we’re trying to do is look at the influences that cause cancer,” explains Amy Riesinger, ACS’ Regional Mission Director. “We won’t see the results for 20 or 30 years, but it’s going to help us understand how to prevent cancer and find a cure.” ACS has been conducting such long–term “prospective” studies since the 1950s, starting with the Hammond–Horn Study that provided the first irrefutable evidence that lung cancer is caused by cigarette smoking. Other studies have provided vital information that linked certain types of cancer with secondhand smoke and proves the efficacy of preventative diet and exercise choices. CPS–3 will give researchers fresh material to examine emerging cancer risks. “We know what we know today because of past studies, and this one will give us data on how lifestyle and behavior affect the risks,” says Coastal Health District


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

Pills in Pooler Two people with lengthy records were arrested again by the Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT). CNT received info that 32–year–old Matthew Hankey of Pooler was selling Roxicodone pills. Hankey had been previously arrested by CNT for Manufacturing Marijuana.

CNT agents working in an undercover capacity purchased Roxicodone pills from Hankey. Agents continued surveillance on Hankey and took him into custody without incident following what appeared to be a drug transaction at a car wash in Pooler. A search of Hankey’s person and vehicle resulted in the seizure of Roxicodone pills, other prescription pills and more than $1,600 in cash. Also arrested was 30–year–old

Paula Bruner of Savannah who was with Hankey. Bruner was found to be in unlawful possession of Roxicodone. Two vehicles were also seized. The most recent arrest of Hankey marks his seventh in Chatham County and his third by CNT. Bruner’s arrest marks her seventh in Chatham County and her third by CNT since 2011. Both Hankey and Bruner were on probation or a similar type release from previous CNT cases. • Detectives are investigating a shooting in which a 21–year–old man was critically injured. Bryce Bell, 21, of East 69th Street was transported to Memorial University Medical Center by a neighbor after three men entered his residence and asked for him. During his conversation with them he was shot. He underwent surgery immediately. The intruders each were dressed in dark clothing and had their faces concealed. The residence has been the scene of at least one other home invasion in the recent past.

• Police Chief Willie C. Lovett says Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police posted the lowest crime statistics in the department’s history during 2012. Total crime decreased by 12.1 percent Paula Bruner in 2012, which included a 1.2 drop in violent crime and a 13.1 percent reduction in property crimes. The drop mirrors a similar nationwide drop. The number of crimes reported in the SCMPD jurisdiction also bettered 2010, which was the previous lowest since the city annexed the Southside areas south of Derenne Avenue in 1980. The jurisdiction includes Savannah, unincorporated areas of Chatham County and Vernonburg. Lovett credited proactive patrols, surveillance details, heightened responses to calls and building better relationships with the community. “This year we had more than 481,000 calls for service – more than twice the number we had in 2011 – even though we had fewer crimes,”

he said. “The public feels better about working with us.” Lovett mentioned that a number of high visibility, violent crimes “could leave the perception that crime was higher than it was. We are taking steps to address such incidents, including the establishment of a street drug squad already being assembled.” Criminal reports fell in 15 of the 16 categories of crime composing Part 1 crimes. Only an increase in commercial robberies exceeded the number of calls in 2011 for that category. Aggravated assaults with guns were down 11%, and street robberies were down by 8.5%. The robbery of commercial establishments is where the increase was significant, increasing from 82 in 2011 to 121 incidents last year. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

In many movies and books where the protagonist needs to be injured for dramatic effect but not killed, he’s shot in the shoulder. The result is usually painful and bloody, but the character often has no trouble later using the affected limb—”later” meaning a few minutes at most. My question is this: how dangerous are puncture wounds of this type? What harm can they do (collapsed lungs, severed arteries, etc.), and how realistic are such portrayals in film? —Trevor R. Surviving a gunshot wound is often described as a matter of luck, but that’s not to say it’s random. Take the case of Kenny Vaughn of North Carolina. In 1995 an ex-neighbor, apparently seriously pissed off, shot him roughly 20 times at point-blank range in the chest, groin, abdomen, and extremities. Miraculously, Vaughn survived. Was he lucky? Absolutely, but he had several kinds of luck. Unquestionably his biggest break was that his assailant didn’t shoot him in the head—a bullet between the ears is three times as likely to kill you as one anywhere else. Vaughn’s second-biggest break was that the shooter used a .22-caliber rifle, a relatively low-powered weapon. Had the assailant used, say, a Bushmaster assault rifle, the outcome would likely have been different. An ordinary .22 rifle slug carries at most a couple hundred foot-pounds of energy. The Bushmaster’s .223 slug is only slightly larger in diameter, but its much greater mass and muzzle velocity gives it 1,300 foot-pounds of energy, enough to shatter bone and shred flesh. It’s only when we get to Vaughn’s third break that we can credit sheer dumb luck. He was, after all, hit several times in the chest, and 85 percent of fatal gunshots involve wounds to the head or trunk. In his case, however, none of the bullets pierced a vital organ or major blood vessel. Two missed his heart by less than an inch. The lesson here is that, allowing for

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an element of randomness, a fictional hero can plausibly survive a gunshot wound to the shoulder if the weapon is at the low end of the lethality scale—for example, a small- to medium-bore handgun. I emphasize, however, that less deadly doesn’t mean harmless— handguns are lethal enough to have accounted for nearly half of U.S. murders in 2011. Writers no doubt target the shoulder for nonlethal bullet wounds on the assumption that it contains no vital organs. In reality, however, it can be a dangerous place to get shot. The shoulder contains the subclavian artery, which feeds the brachial artery (the main artery of the arm), as well as the brachial plexus, the large nerve bundle that controls arm function. If you get hit in the brachial plexus, you’re probably not going to be walking around good as new five minutes later. A study of 58 gunshot victims wounded in the brachial plexus found 51 of them needed followup surgery to deal with blood vessel damage, severe pain, and loss of motor function. As for the subclavian artery, a study from a New Orleans hospital reported that out of 16 cases of acute injury thereto, four patients died and another lost the arm. Still, all this tells us is that a gunshot to the shoulder is potentially pretty bad. What happens in the real world? I had my assistant Una review 79 news reports of persons shot in the shoulder in 2012. Among the more memorable episodes: • A nine-year-old Pennsylvania girl wearing a black and white Halloween costume was shot in the shoulder by a shotgun-wielding relative who mistook her for a skunk. • A California weightlifter claimed he’d gotten his shoulder wound when he dropped a dumbbell on a .22-caliber cartridge, causing it to fire. • Following an argument over the price of condoms, a Detroit convenience store clerk pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot into the shoulder of an unruly customer, who subsequently died. But that last guy was the exception. Only three of the 79 shoulder wounds Una looked at resulted in the victim’s death. Writers therefore may indulge in this shopworn gambit without fretting that they’re taking factual liberties. I still wouldn’t volunteer. cs


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The Entrepreneurial Spirit! • The Chinese fashion designer “Ms. Lv” told China Newsweek in November that her sales had “quintupled” since she began using her 72-year-old grandfather to model her clothing styles for girls. “(It’s) helping my granddaughter,” Liu Xianping said. “I’m very old,” he said, and “I have nothing to lose.” • Challenging Business Plans: (1) British “medical illustrator” Emily Evans recently created eight pricy, bone china dinner plates emblazoned with the microscope images of tissue slides of the human liver, thyroid, esophagus and testicles ($60 per plate, $200 for a set of four). (2) In October, a shop in London’s St. Bart’s Pathology Museum ran a special sale of cupcakes as part of a sexually transmitted

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One of Savannah’s favorite Americana bands, the New Familiars, is welcomed back this week — the guys are playing Friday, Jan. 18 at Congress Street Social Club. Although lead singer and guitarist John Daniel’s bushy beard suggests some relationship between the North Carolina-based NewFams and classic Band — indeed, lots of people have made the comparison over the years — the truth is that the New Familiars are a rock ‘n’ roll band that uses acoustic instruments, somewhere between early ‘70s Rolling Stones and Johnny–come–latelys like the late and lamented Whiskeytown. See Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, etc etc. The icing on the cake is Justin Fedor, who wields a mandolin the way Keith Richards wields his Stratocaster. It adds an Appalachian edge to the band’s sometimes hard–driving, harmony rich rock ‘n’ roll. Patrick Maholland slaps the standup bass; the guy behind the drum kit is Daniel Flynn. Not that they don’t get what power the acoustic instruments can have. “Growing up in North Carolina,” Fedor told Spinner, “it’s sort of a natural thing to grow up with Appalachian music, whether it be out camping with some friends or at some of the great festivals in the Carolinas. “It’s always easy for us to sit around the living room and pull out the acoustic instruments and have an opportunity to play, and that translates to our stage as well. We like to have the amplifiers, but we also like the intimacy of what an acoustic, living room setting is like.”


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A last–minute change of plans meant the guys in Bear Fight had to scrub their planned Friday show at the Jinx. The band has a new album, Survival, all but ready to drop, and the Jinx gig will surely be rescheduled. Florida’s Set and Setting, originally scheduled to open for Bear Fight, is now the headliner. According to BF guitarist Matt Collett, the Florida band is “similar to Explosions In The Sky, Red Sparrows, and Isis. They have two drummers and are all instrumental. They’re great.” The opening slot will be filled by Savannah’s Crazy Bag Lady and Hot Plate.

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A potentially sparkling new jazz trio debuts at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head Jan. 25 and 26. Heartmony 3 features Florida vibraphonist Christian Tamburr (one of this writer’s favorite jazz players), Bulgarian modern jazz guitarist/composer Hristo Vitchev and Brazilian piano sensation and Latin Grammy nominee Weber Iago. The performance is a salute to both the music of Brazil and The Great

American Songbook. Now based in San Francisco, Vitchev has written more than 270 original compositions and a book on chordal theory and construction called Between the Voicings: A New Approach to Chord Building for Guitarists. The Hristo Vitchev Quartet’s 2009 Song for Messambria was selected as one of the six best jazz albums of the year by E–Jazz News. Looking a bit farther down the road, Savannah jazz guitar virtuoso Howard Paul has another set of shows with legendary pianist and composer Bob James at the Jazz Corner, Feb. 1 and 2. For details, ticket and anything else, see

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Inside Gallery Espresso, the guys from Les Racquet — Patrick Carroll (guitar and lead vocals), Kenny Murphy (bass) and Daniel Malone (drums) — take turns wearing each other’s hats. They’re swapping and drinking each other’s coffees. They’re faking exaggerated whispers behind cupped hands. At one point, they even get out of their chairs to demonstrate their onstage moves, giving them handles on the fly like “Dinosaur Stomp,” “Dorothy” and “I’m–walking – No, I’m not!–my–hands–are–on–fire.” Their enthusiasm and brotherly familiarity is infectious. The indie band’s been touring steady for the past 15 months — hitting venues with names like Honey, Pumphouse, Biscuits and Blues in Minnesota, Kansas City, California, with their catchy–not–kitschy jazzed– out rock. Lately, though, they’ve been digging in their heels in the sand, playing extended–stay gigs at Tybee Island Social Club and Live Wire Music Hall. Les Racquet has a Live Wire gig Saturday, Jan. 19. The guys tell me that people compare their broad–minded melodies and amalgamated rhythms to

everyone from Franz Ferdinand to Frank Zappa. Not surprisingly, the band draws from a diverse pool of influences, citing Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, Dr. Dog and contemporary jazzers like Brian Blade and Esperanza Spalding. There’s a crowd–pleasing positivity in tracks like “Oh Yeah!” off their EP Be Water My Friend, reminiscent of Edward Sharpe’s Magnetic Zeros with less twang. While their lyrics hit most high and low notes of similar indie– rock outfits, it is their three–part harmonies that set them apart. Public Radio’s Homegrown Music just named Les Racquet “Best New Band of 2012.” While the comparisons are nice, the secret to the band’s burgeoning buzz and nationwide cult following may just be that they’re “not trying to be anybody else but ourselves.” Les Racquet formed in late 2010 when Carroll and Murphy moved

from Boston to Brooklyn and met Malone — who doesn’t believe in coincidence — through a mutual friend. When they were invited to play SXSW in 2012, the group decided to hit the road and try the “full–time, going–for–it thing,” which meant measuring their ambition against couch surfing — and the possibility of the muffler of their van falling out on the highway. It meant living the dream of playing shows, even if the only person who showed up was Malone’s cousin. “We still killed it,” says Murphy. The three musicians first came to Savannah in February of last year, to try their luck before heading to Austin for SXSW. The first place they hit on their way into town was Live Wire. When they were informed no band was due to play that night, they offered to get up and do it themselves, for free beer. It was the start of something beautiful. Les Racquet came back in early March, again at the end of the month, and again in May. They set up operations on Tybee Island from last October until the end of this month, when they’ll hit the road again. They’ll be back at SXSW this March.

simplicity of a three–piece live show. “It’s a good representation of where we’ve been,” Malone explains, “because there’s some nights and some places that are very danceable ... there are other times when it’s a melancholy atmosphere. Other times, it’s a bit chaotic. Other times, it’s a celebration. And I think in the end, the album is gonna capture that.” Their energy and enthusiasm translates. Les Racquet is racking up a cult following all around the country. “We rise to pressure,” says Malone. “It’s a big wave, but we’ve got a big surfboard. And when we start getting into it, talking the big talk to ourselves, we always say how cool would it be when we can bring everybody with us. Everybody that’s helped us along the way.” After a few months out on Tybee and jamming with local musicians at Live Wire, Savannah can feel a lot like home. In the here and now, Les Racquet is excited for the year ahead. They have new management taking some of the weight off the administrative details, so they’ll have more time to focus on the music. The key, they all agree, is to maintain: To push each other and never give up. “There’s always bigger, there’s always better. Always. And as long as you don’t stop, then you’re still going, then you’re still successful. You just can’t stop at all costs,” Murphy says. “There just always needs to be next time.” CS Les Racquet Where: Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 Online:




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Anyone who was a kid in America during the 1970s and ‘80s will recognize Bob Dorough’s distinctive tenor voice and jazzy piano playing. He was the singer and primary songwriter for ABC–TV’s educational series Schoolhouse Rock! Conjunction Junction, that’s his function. Dorough’s in town this week, as one of the judges of the 20th annual American Traditions Competition. He’ll also play a set at the Judges’ Concert Friday, Jan. 18 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. There’s much more to Dorough’s story than those clever paeans to multiplication, division and the way a bill gets passed in Congress. He was a mover and shaker in bebop jazz during the late 1940s and ‘50s, and played with some of the biggest names in the history books. Starting with first album, 1956’s Devil May Care, Dorough wrote and recorded one of the most enduring tunes in the vocalese genre — lyrics sung to an existing jazz melody. “I heard King Pleasure with Blossom Dearie doing ‘Moody’s Mood For Love,’” Dorough recalls, “and I thought oh, this stuff is great. And I wrote a couple that were never approved. “So I wrote one about Charlie Parker when he died in 1955, because Charlie Parker was my hero. My god for bebop jazz. In ‘56, it was just a year after he died, and I didn’t want them to shoot me down, so I wrote it




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as though I didn’t write it. I thought, I’m not even gonna claim it, I’ll just say ‘Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker.’ There was no credit for the lyric. “In later years, I got a kind of a half–assed copyright and gave it a new title, ‘Charles Yardbird Was His Name,’ something like that. Now it’s known to be mine, but I doubt if I get any money from it.” He laughs at the memory. Dorough, 89, laughs often. His voice retains its mellifluous Arkansas twang.

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During an eight–month stay in Paris in the 1950s, he met the great jazz vocalist Blossom Dearie, who recruited him for her eight–member singing group the Blue Stars. “Blossom and I were the only Americans,” Dorough says. “The other six were French. We did ‘Lullabye of Birdland.’ It was a bunch of pop tunes in French. I stuck out. I was doing my best to get the right accent.” He worked with Dearie numerous times over the following years.


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Dorough was also the musical director — of a sort — for controversial comedian Lenny Bruce. “I met him when I lived in L.A.,” Dorough remembers. “He loved the jazz cats. He used to hang out with Jack Sheldon, who was a pal of mine. Lenny got me a couple of gigs — he’d say ‘Call this guy. You’ll like his singing.’ So I got a six–month cabaret job, just playing and singing. “And then I opened for him about four times, including one show he did called A Wonderful Sick Evening With Lenny Bruce. It was a revue he had put together, with some other people, and I was in the pit. I was the band.” Back in New York, Dorough ran into his old running buddy Ben Tucker — that’s right, Savannah jazz cornerstone Ben Tucker — who asked him for a favor. “He said hey, I got a hit tune – Herbie Mann at Newport, ‘Comin’ Home Baby.’ You gotta put words to it, Bob. “It was quite a labor, because I had to re–create it in a way that the words fit the melody he wrote. So I did a kind of Ray Charles–type thing, with the Raylettes saying ‘come on home.’ Ray would say ‘I’m comin’ home baby now.’” Mel Torme’s rendition of ‘Comin’ Home Baby’ became a Grammy– nominated Top Ten hit, and the song moved into standard territory. Then there was the Miles incident. In the early ‘60s, Miles Davis was the number–one name in hipster jazz. “I used to hear Miles in New York, and he wouldn’t talk to anybody,” Dorough chuckles. “You’d say ‘Miles, that was a great set!’ and he’d grimace, and see who was talking to him, and keep going. He was standoffish. Didn’t want to meet any of his fans or


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which was about the over–commercialization of Christmas.” With Gil Evans’ cool arrangement, Davis, his band — and Dorough — cut the tune for Columbia’s album. The same sessions produced another Dorough original, “Nothing Like You.” Davis put that one out years later, on an album called Sorcerer. For many years, Dorough was the only vocalist to appear on a Miles Davis record. Davis got the singer/pianist a few gigs, and asked him to open a Village Vanguard show. For all intents and purposes, however, their paths never again crossed. “Eventually, he got so far out, and was doing lots of drugs and changing women every month,” Dorough recalls. “He got kinda weird.” The 1960s found Dorough writing, arranging and producing records for the pop group Spanky & Our Gang, the agit–comedy poet trio the Fugs, and beat poet Allen Ginsberg. It was Ben Tucker who recommended him to the creators of Schoolhouse Rock! They were looking for someone to put the multiplication


anything. “One of our mutual friends said Miles came up to her apartment, and there was my album on the shelf. He said [growling like Miles] ‘What’s that?’ and she said ‘That’s my pal Bob Dorough, he sings and plays piano.’ He said ‘Let me hear it.’” Davis liked the record. “Then we went to see him in a club; this was my chance to meet him. He put me up on the bandstand with his band and says ‘Bob, go up and sing Baltimore Oriole.’ That was a little ballad from my LP. Then he used to make me sing at parties — ‘sing this song!’ — and then never say a word. He’d just lean there on the piano and I’d sing all the hippest songs I knew.” In early ’62, Columbia Records convinced its top jazz names to contribute tracks to a compilation album, Jingle Bell Jazz. Recalls Dorough: “Miles don’t want to play ‘Jingle Bells,’ so he calls me and says ‘Write me a song, and you can sing it with me.’ I naturally started thinking well, what would Miles say about Christmas? Sort of like bah, humbug. So I wrote ‘My Blue Xmas,’

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The Sketchbook Show was a hit, eliciting national attention and drawing hundreds to the now–defunct Little Beasts Gallery and revealing some hidden secrets of the artistic process. This week, the boys are back with a grand new space and a far larger cast of characters: 2013’s Sketchbook Show includes more than a hundred artists from around the globe who have torn out pages from their personal workbooks. The week–long exhibition opens at the Ashmore Gallery on MLK Blvd. with a pizza–and–beer reception on Friday, Jan. 18 and closes with a live

music show from Coco Beware and Wet Socks on Jan. 25. The pool of potential pieces continues to grow as Flickr, Tumblr and other social media spawn communities of artists who share their work online, and Harris and Kretzmann follow their favorites. They sent tentative e-mails to see if anyone was interested in sharing sketches. “We were operating with a big ‘what if ’ factor,” shrugs Harris. Also fans of the edgy aesthetic showcased on and in VICE and Juxtapoz magazines, they decided to reach out to those artists

as well. Requests went out all over the country and as far as the UK, Australia and Greece. “We wanted to do a show that wasn’t just Savannah people, so we sat down and wrote this enormous list of people we look at constantly,” continues Harris, who came to SCAD from Seattle, WA. “We wondered, ‘What would happen if we e-mailed all these people?’ The ones that responded are in the show.” Big manila envelopes began arriving, full of pencil sketches and renderings in oil; some color, some black and white. Included are some big names in the indie art world like San Francisco’s Jesse Balmer and Brooklyn comic chameleon Jonny Negron, as well as New York painter and sculptor Ryan Humphrey. Also on the walls will be pages

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from local artists, including Andrew Brodhead, Jimmy Butcher, Cory Hand, Ben Tollefson and offerings from Kretzmann’s and Harris’ own books. “I expect the final number to be over 3,000,” muses Harris, sifting through the piles of sketches. Each artist’s work hangs in horizontal strips, with the brightest–hued pieces on top and the gray and graphite works at eye level. Harris describes the placement as a spiral that winds its way through Ashmore’s three stark–white floors, an effect that at once unifies the show and also highlights each separate artist. “I consider curation to be an art form,” he says. “This is as much of an installation as a show.” Ashmore’s owner and director Lara Martino is pleased to have the thousands of sketches filling the gallery she opened in February 2012. Her grandmother, Jan Cullen, was an avid Savannah art collector in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and to Martino, the city’s art momentum is nothing new. At just 25, she is one of Savannah’s youngest gallery owners and enthusiastic about the punk rock/street art aesthetic Harris and Krentmann are bringing to the yard. “I’m big on collaborating,” says Martino, who studied arts management at the College of Charleston and appraisal studies at NYU before settling in Savannah. “My goal for the space is to bring in emerging artists and different types of media.” After the Sketchbook Show’s

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Though its eponymous dish is a must, be sure to try Pad Thai’s other offerings, like the Pad Kee Mao with chicken.

If I invited you out for a steaming bowl of Pho Xao, you might ask about the ingredients. The dish sounds very unfamiliar — at least to Westerners. This Vietnamese dish consists of stir fried pho noodles and a seemingly endless string of possible ingredients that ranges across a delicious spectrum of texture, flavors and spice. Pho Xao became a favorite of Thailand Prime Minister Luang Phibunsongkhram during his tenure in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He renamed the dish Pad Thai, part of his campaign to boost the Thai economy by reducing domestic rice consumption and increasing rice export by selling more pho noodles. The dish became popular to native Thais and is now considered a national dish. In 2011, a CNN reader poll found Pad Thai listed at number 5 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods. So it was a clever move by Chef Tan to christen his new restaurant Pad Thai. It’s familiar, it’s widely accepted and, yes, it’s pretty darned delicious. I forsake the eponymous dish on my recent visit though, knowing from previous reports that Chef ’s Pad Thai is, in fact, excellent. Instead, I opted for Pad Kee Mao — a dish built on a bed of rice ribbon noodles — with chicken.

Getting food to the table hot is a real pet peeve of mine and on that point, Chef Tan scores 100 points for delivering a dish with gently wafting clouds of steam rising. He scored bonus points for presenting a plate with a beautiful carrot rose garnish and a thoughtful, flavor enhancing wedge of lime. I’m already swooning, and I haven’t had a bite. And that first bite was a home run. The noodles were tender and rich with flavor form their quick swish through the wok. Big, nicely seasoned pieces of chicken were well-placed and were also tender and moist. The balance of the dish reads like a tipped over basket at the farmer’s market: Onions, carrots, fresh basil leaves, scallions, bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli and wedges of bright red tomato. I spied a couple of those tiny ears of corn, detected pieces of egg fried with the dish and was impressed by the subtle yet present chili basil. The dish was preceded by a small fried eggroll that was also very hot and filled with lots of nice, fresh ingredients.

The restaurant, in the strip shopping center at the corner of White Bluff and Windsor Road, is bright, clean and tidy. Two alcoves offer cozy dining spots for small groups, families or business meetings. Noodle, stir-fry and curry dishes dominate the menu, but there are also about a half dozen Chinese–influenced choices, a selection of vegetarian specialties and regular offerings with fish and duck. 12409 White Bluff Road/335–2818

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Construction has begun on the beer garden addition to Moon River Brewing Co. at the corner of Bay and Whitaker streets. Much progress was made in the past two weeks and I suspect we’ll be toasting St. Patrick in this well–deserved addition to the local brewpub.

Chinese New Year

This important national holiday for both Chinese and Vietnamese folks is on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Noodle Bowl on Hodgson Memorial Drive will be open that evening with two seatings to accommodate dinner and a show that will feature Dragon dancers. More details are being finalized. Reservations will be required. cs


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Pataphysics by Enid Blechman — This “timely, funny and fun” SCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition features work by Blechman, a non-traditional grad student returning to school after 30 years absence. January 9-23. Artist’s Reception: Fri., January 18. 6-7:30pm. SCAD Fahm Gallery, 1 Fahm Street.

Sketchbook Show — Little Beasts Art Gallery, 1522 Bull St. 122 artists from all over the world will take their sketchbooks, cut out the pages and place them on the walls of the gallery for sale. Closing reception Jan. 25 8– 1pm. Closing reception will change the installation around and feature a concert on the 3rd floor for a $5 cover charge. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd.

7th Annual SCADDY Exhibition — More than 100 top student submissions for the 7th Annual SCADDY Awards will be on exhibit Jan. 4-27. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Morgan Santander: Experimental Geometric Works — Gallery Espresso,234 Bull St., presents this show by SCAD professor Santander, exploring the sacred through use of geometric principles that reflect the universal and profound. Blick Employee Art Show — Artwork from each of the Blick Savannah staff in the Blick Gallery at 318 E. Broughton St. January 15 March 1. Reception, Thurs. January 31, 6-8pm. Everyday Sightings — Photographer Michael W. Ellison and painter Mary Ellen McLaughlin. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. (inside Hospice House). Through February. I Am the Beloved Community Quilt Exhibition — Art story quilts on exhibit through January at Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave Melissa Schneider, Featured Artist at Gallery 209 — Gallery 209 on East River Street featured artist for January is Melissa Schneider, a local photograph en-

Rosemarie Fiore: Firework Drawings — A selection of large-scale works on paper created using live fireworks and their pigments. Jan. 8— May 12 at SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Little Black Dress — Curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley, this exhibit charts the historic and contemporary significance of a singular sartorial phenomenon. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Offering of the Angels: Masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery — Italian Renaissance Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Through March 30, 2013. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

Classes Closing in on Nature — Create works of art with colored pencil while honing drawing skills. Meets for three weeks. Instructed by Lind Hollingsworth. Fee: $60. Offered by City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. See website for class dates and times, and for location of class. www.

Parent & Child Fibers — January 26, 10-noon. Learn basic embroidery stitches and make a simple project such as a phone case or small stuffed animal. Instructor: Mary Bass. Fee: $20 per 1 parent and 1 child. Offered by City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street. 912-651-6417 Raku Firing — Learn or participate in the ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique. $10 per firing. Friday, Feb. 15, 1-4 pm. arts. Sponsored by City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry Street. Drawing I — Focus on using line, shadow and one point perspective. Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Jan. 15-Feb. 19. Registration: ceps.georgiasouthern. edu/c onted/artclasses.html. Information: 912-651-6206. Fee $150. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 E. Fahm St. Figure Drawing — Open model sessions on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm and 6-9pm at The Studio School. thestudioschoolsavannah. com. Contact Melinda at 912-484-6415. Parent and Child Clay — Focus on coil and slab construction as well as different decorative techniques. Instructor: Clair Buckner. Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.noon. Fee: $20 per 1 parent and 1 child. Offered by City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St. Winter Pottery Classes — Fun kids class and Parent/ Child pottery classes begin Jan. 15. Register cs


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The documentary film Right to Play chronicles the efforts of Olympic athlete Johann Olav Koss to bring sports to children in war-torn parts of the world.

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When Mountainfilm on Tour made its first Savannah appearance three years ago, the two–day, Colorado–based film festival was thick with documentaries on kayaking, snowboarding and the clean–rush thrills of extreme sports. An offshoot of the Mountainfilm at Telluride Film Festival, the touring version closely adhered to the mothership motto: “Dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.” In recent years, the “issues that matter” have come to the fore, as Mountainfilm on Tour’s 2013 slate of films and events illustrates. Jan. 18 and 19 at the Trustees Theater, the two main features are concerned with important social issues. Oh sure, there are still numerous celluloid homages to the great outdoors and the unlimited beauty of the

natural world, but Bidder 70 — see a related story in this issue — is the tale of a Utah man who risked going to prison by protesting an environment– threatening land auction. The filmmakers, Beth and George Gage, will not only attend the screening and take questions afterwards, they’ll attend an informal gathering at the Sentient Bean on the morning of

Saturday, Jan. 19. “Coffee and Conversation” invites anyone interested to chat with the Gages, and with representatives of the athlete–driven humanitarian organization Right to Play, which is the subject of the Friday–night headlining film, called (what else?) Right to Play. Directed by famed Hollywood producer Frank Marshall, Right to Play chronicles the efforts of organization founder Johann Olav Koss, a Norwegian speed skater and Olympic gold medalist, to bring sports to children in some of the world’s worst ravaged– by–war areas. The skater’s guiding principle, that all children have the right to play, and his legacy now extend to some 700,000 children in 23 countries. Right to Play ambassador Kate Greenberg will be at the informal Sentient Bean event, as well as a very special guest: Joey Cheek, Olympic gold and bronze medalist speed skater

(USA) and co–founder/president of Team Darfur, an international coalition of athletes committed to raising awareness about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Cheek was inducted in to The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2010 for his work on behalf of the children of Darfur. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is sponsoring a Mountainfilm–themed community bike ride Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. out in front of the Sentient Bean. CS Mountainfilm On Tour Savannah January 18th and 19th at Trustees Theater Tickets: $10 evening screenings ($8 students, seniors and military), $5 matinee At Schedule Opening Night At 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The Nomad

Family–friendly Matinee Films At 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. I Believe I Can Fly Outside the Box Living Tiny Julio Solis Hi! I’m Nutria Island/Silvia Code Red Industrial Revolutions All.I.Can Final Session Films At 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Eco Ninja The Man Who Lived on His Bike The Freedom Chair Bidder 70 (Q&A follows with filmmakers Beth and George Gage)


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determined young man, and right from the beginning he was very honest about what he had done and why he had done it. But he was still pretty naive. He had still been looking for an environmental leader to follow, and finally figured “Well, maybe it’s got to be me.” So the final length of the film was dictated by how long Tim’s legal journey, his story arc, turned out to be?




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A spontaneous act of civil disobedience changed Tim DeChristopher forever.

In December 2008, Utah college student Tim DeChristopher placed more than $1 million in false bids at an auction for oil and gas rights to parcels of land in some of the state’s most pristine wild areas. He never intended to purchase them, even if he had the money, which he didn’t. DeChristopher’s act was the result of an epiphany: He’d realized, literally in the blink of an eye, that Utah’s Bureau of Land Management would destroy areas around the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks by selling the rights. He understood that the BLM action was just another link in the chain of events that would carry global climate change to its devastating conclusion. What happened during the auction, and in the years that followed, is the subject of the documentary film Bidder 70, the Saturday night feature at this year’s Mountainfilm on Tour at the Trustees Theater. Shortly after President Obama took office, the auction itself was declared illegal and invalidated. But the government was, by no means, through with Tim DeChristopher. His was an act of civil disobedience, and as he awaited his inevitable trial in federal court, DeChristopher was embraced by a vast community of environmental activists, including scholars, lawmakers and even a former head of the Bureau of Land Management. He quickly learned the power of conscience, and about the ripple effect that can spread such power and connect it with similarly positive energy all over the world.

Bidder 70 is a beautifully–made film, and even if you don’t agree with Tim DeChristopher’s actions, it sends a strong message of hope to those who care and believe that change starts with just one person. The film was made by Telluride– based Beth and George Gage, who’d made their name as Clio–winning creators of television commercials and fictional films. Twenty years ago, the Gages gave up the pursuit of the almighty dollar to focus on real–life people and important conservation issues. Their 2009 film American Outrage documented the efforts of Utah government to take historic lands away from two Western Shoshone sisters. It won an incredible 17 film festival awards. Beth and George Gage will attend, and speak after, Saturday’s screening of Bidder 70. How did you find out about all this? George Gage: In the local paper, Beth came home one day with this story about Tim DeChristopher basically disrupting this auction and saving these lands in southern Utah. Beth said “What an ingenious act to stop this exploitation on these wonderful lands.” And she said “Gee, I think this would make an interesting film,

George.” On out way to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, we had to find a land line to call into NPR. And as we piped into NPR, the previous person being interviewed was Tim DeChristopher. At the end of his interview they asked him what was next. And he said “Well, I’m on my way to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.” A lot of people wanted to do a film on him. He had just come from Sundance. I thought “This is going to be a longshot.” But at Wild & Scenic, he saw our film American Outrage, and he was impressed with the fact that three years later we were still friends with the Native American women in that film. Making the film, then, was a matter of staying with him as everything unfolded. How far are you from his home in Salt Lake City? Beth Gage: We’re about 350 miles from where he lives. So we made about three times the number of trips as we had planned. In the beginning, we thought this would be a short film: Well, he’s done this sort of ingenious act, and now we’ll see what’s going to happen. When the Secretary of the Interior invalidated the auction, and said that the people who were protesting were right, we thought well, they’ll probably just let him go now. But a couple of months later, they indicted him. And so we just kept following the different developments. It sort of became the evolution of an activist. He’s a very serious and

Beth Gage: Once he was indicted, we knew that we would carry it through to the trial, and to the either conviction or exoneration, depending on what happened. We wanted them to drop the charges, but at the same time we thought “Well, that’s not going to be a very good story ... if we follow this for two years and then they just drop the charges, how do we build the arc?” I came away from the film having heard Tim’s message loud and clear: We’re not alone. Every person who believes in something like this is a link in a bigger chain. It’s not just a story about this guy who did something brave. George Gage: That was our whole motivation, to inspire people, and for people to take whatever action they feel comfortable with. In other words, to make people do an action that’s more than they would normally do, because they’re inspired by this. We’re not going out and saying everyone should be arrested, or do as extreme an action as Tim did. But everyone should do something, because our planet is in major danger. Beth Gage: American Outrage was about these elderly Native American sisters who had been treated pretty badly by the government, and continued to be. People came away from that very inspired, very sad at what had happened to these women, but there was not really an action that we could direct people to. There’s only so much you can do in certain cases. And that’s true, of course, with Tim also, but what we wanted to do is show that one person can make a difference. And that if we start joining together, being concerned about the world in which we’re living, that’s a really important thing. We’re trying to motivate people with this. CS For all Mountainfilm details, see the story ‘Inspiring Audiences’ on Page 28.

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Eagerly anticipated in some circles while dreaded in others, this long– gestating adaptation of the musical stage smash (itself based on the Victor Hugo novel) contains some powerhouse sequences and a couple of standout performances but also suffers from a bloated second half and at least one casting decision that’s impossible to defend. Oscar–winning director Tom Hooper, better at handling the small–scale challenges of The King’s Speech than the massive spectacle of this project, employs obvious CGI theatrics for the opener, wherein 19th–century French convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is seen toiling on a ship under the watchful eye of the merciless lawman Javert (Russell Crowe). Circumstances that occur after his release allow Valjean to reinvent himself as a wealthy and compassionate man, although the gig is up once Javert comes back into his life. Regardless of his own increasingly cumbersome troubles, Valjean

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This adaptation of Lee Child’s One Shot is more intelligent than most of the daft murder–mysteries appearing on screen, with the protagonists actually involved in some genuine sleuthing rather than having all the clues conveniently dropping into their lap or cracking the case through some ludicrous coincidences. The thrust here is that a former army sniper (Joseph Sikora) stands accused of killing five random people (yes, the opening sequence featuring the shootings is indeed unsettling), and only Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), an ex–military investigator living off society’s radar, can prove his innocence. But the twists begin right away, with the revelation that Reacher appears on the scene ready to “bury” the man, not set him free. From here, the movie refreshingly takes its time laying out the requisite groundwork in terms of characters and conspiracies (but takes too much time on a car chase that’s well–executed but nevertheless overstays its welcome), with such figures as a defense lawyer (Rosamund Pike), her district attorney dad (Richard Jenkins) and a shooting–range owner (Robert Duvall) impacting the proceedings. CS

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Inglourious Basterds). Schultz, a German who abhors slavery, needs Django’s help in tracking down some ornery varmints; for his part, Django requires Schultz’s aid in rescuing his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from the sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Steeped in violence (enough that the LA premiere was canceled out of respect in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy), the movie overcomes its excessive tendencies with a marvelous first half that follows Django and Schultz on the road. It’s when the film reaches Candie’s plantation that it drops off considerably, largely due to less dramatic tension as well as a ridiculous performance by Samuel L. Jackson as Candie’s trusted house slave (while the other actors at least make some attempt at period verisimilitude, Jackson sounds as contempo as he did in Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction). On balance, though, Django Unchained is fine entertainment, full of memorable characters (Waltz is excellent), great cameos by personalities forgotten by everyone except Tarantino and crackerjack set–pieces. (the sequence with Don Johnson’s Big Daddy leading a charge of bumbling racists is pure comic gold).



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Activism & Politics Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7 pm on the first floor of the American Legion Hall, 1108 Bull Street. Open to all residents, property owners, renters, and businesses of the Victorian Neighborhood: Anderson to Gwinnett, ML King Jr. Blvd to East Broad. All who reside or work in the area are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings, meet your neighbors, and become a member of this growing organization. Information: 912233-0352. [011313]

13th Colony Patriots

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

City of Savannah offers Citizens’ Academy

Registration is now open for the next semester of the City of Savannah Citizens’ Academy –an eight-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their City Government. The Academy includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities. Interested citizens must be willing to commit to attend all of the once-a-week classes, which generally run 6-8 p.m. beginning on February 12 through April 2. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for the 2013 Academy, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A $5 nonrefundable entrance fee is required. For more information contact the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 651-6410.

Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Satisfied, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us! [113012]

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 912-3083020. [062712]

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&D Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. Business Meeting 6:00pm. January meeting is on January 7, 2013. All are welcome, please join us to discuss our agenda for the year 2013. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728 for additional info. [121812]

Veterans for Peace Monthly Meeting

The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Satisfied, (formerly Loco’s Deli and Grill), 301 Broughton St. at 7p.m. on the last Monday of each month. VFP is a national organization of men and women of all eras, branches of service, and duty stations that works to expose the true costs of war and to support veterans and civilian victims. 303550-1158 for more info. [121612]

Young Democrats

Young Democrats meets every Sunday, 3:304:00pm at The Sentient Bean, 13. East Park Avenue. For more info: visit the Facebook page: Chatham Co. Young Democrats. or call 423619-7712. [010613]

Benefits Richmond Hill Resolution Runz

Jumpstart your January with the Richmond Hill Resolution Runz at WaterWays Township, 18542 Highway 144 E, Richmond Hill. Saturday, January 19, 7:30am to 2:30pm. Walk or run a one, three or ten mile race to benefit the Richmond Hill High School JROTC. Information: Georgia Game Changers Running Company, 912-445-2163. Start times: 1 Mile Race: 7:30 a.m. 3 Mile Race: 8:00 a.m. 10 Mile Race: 10:00 a.m.

“Time Starts Now!” Benefit for Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the inaugural “Time Starts Now!” Competition, on Wednesday, January 24, 2013 at Benedictine Military School Gym. Teams will compete in “Minute to Win It”-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. All funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities.

Bad Beat on Hunger Poker Tournament

Benefiting America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, January 19, at 3pm, at two Applebee’s on Abercorn and Whitemarsh with the final table at Applebee’s on Whitemarsh Island. To participate, register now at any Knockout nightly free game or online at

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. or email for information. [091512]

HeartBeats for Life-GA Indian Dinner Fundraiser.

Fundraising dinner on Tuesday, January 22, at Taste of India, 401 Mall Blvd., and some relaxed conversation with HeartBeats for Life-GA members. Social time: 6:30 - 7:00. Dinner at 7:10. $25 for buffet style dinner, including sides and non-alcoholic beverages. A special menu will be served that meets the needs of people with diabetes and other food-related heart health issues. Prepay by 12:00noon, Friday, Jan. 18. Please send check made out to: Heartbeats for Life-GA/Jeff Adams. Mail to: Jeff Adams, 2 McEachern Ct., Savannah GA. 31411. A fundraiser for HeartBeats for Life-GA, a non-profit organization helping those who want to prevent or reverse heart disease, diabetes, cancer and/or lose excess weight.

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma Class to raise money for local charities. The Karma Class is held each Monday night during the regular 6:30 p.m. class. Students pay $5 to participate in the class, and all proceeds are donated to a local charity. A different charity is selected each month. Information: or 912344-1278/912-356-8280. [072212]

Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation

The 5K and 10K is a race through many Savannah neighborhoods, finishing with a fun-filled celebration for participants, family, and friends. Registration savings for early birds, military, first responders, students and children under 12. Race registration is open at Fleet Feet Savannah and as well the Historic Savannah Foundation website. www.myhsf. org/special-events/seacrest-race/ Or see the Facebook page. Registration fees: $35-45

SCAD 14th Annual Scholarship Gala

Saturday, Feb. 2, at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. 6:30pm for Preview Party. 7:30pm Gala. The black-tie optional event features a silent auction of more than 100 pieces of original artwork donated by SCAD students, faculty and friends, on display in Poetter Hall. Artwork not sold during the gala will be available for sale online at Tickets: $150 or $250 for the gala and access to the Preview Party, which includes an exclusive buy-it-now option on auction artwork and a catered cocktail reception. To purchase tickets, make a donation or preview auction items, visit or call the Gala Hotline at 912-525-5821.

Call for Entries Call for Artists to Contribute Artwork

Submit your artwork and benefit Lutheran Services of Georgia (LSG), a local nonprofit, at the “Expressions for Hope,” art show and auction February 28 at LSG’s office, 6555 Abercorn St. Ste. 200, to help support children in foster care and families in need. Join us for the auction and also contribute your artwork for the show. We welcome unframed submissions of any medium, judging reserved for 5 x 7 submissions. Please send your artwork to LSG’s office by February 14. Call or e-mail Katherine McKenzie at 912-704-4829 or kmckenzie@lsga. org with any questions.

Participants Sought for National Cancer Research Effort

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) seeks participants in Savannah to be part of a nationwide cancer research effort surveying up to 500,000 people across the U.S. The survey will occur in the final week of February 2013. Men and women, ages 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed. The two-part study consists of a 30-minute in-person waist measurement and blood test, and an at-home questionnaire. Follow-up surveys will be sent to participants every few years to track changes in health, lifestyle, and other situations. CPS-3 is the third major initiative of this study that began in the 1950s (CPS-I) and began a new phase in 1982 (CPS-II). For more information, visit, email kitty.karr@, or call 912-355-5196.

Savannah Residents Invited to apply for Boards, Commissions, Authorities

Citizens interested in playing an active role in their local government are encouraged to apply for current openings on several Savannah City Council boards, commissions and authorities. The Clerk of Council accepts applications from Thursday, Jan. 3 until noon on Thursday, Jan. 31. These groups work on behalf of Council on various topics of interest to the community, providing guidance or assisting in making decisions that impact daily life in Savannah. Citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and experience are needed to fill these important roles. Applications can be found on the City’s

website, For more information, contact the Clerk of Council at (912) 651-6442 or email clerkofcouncil@

Third Thursdays on Tybee Submissions Now Being Accepted

The Tybee Island Better Hometown Program hosts outdoor musical entertainment in the Main Corridor each year from March through May and from September through November. Submissions are now being accepted from musicians interested in performing. Concerts are held the third Thursdays of the month at from 5:30 - 7:00pm and feature single musicians, duos or trios with minimal technical requirements. Musicians of all ages are invited to submit a sample of their music and a brief bio. Submission deadline: February 6, 5:00pm. All music genres are allowed. Material must be family-friendly. Review the “Information for Performers” info at BetterHometownProgram. A panel of expert judges will review submissions and begin scheduling the second week of February. Information: 912-472-5071

Classes, Camps & Workshops Clay Classes: Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu

Handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles. Basic glazing and firing techniques. Contact Anita at 912-351-4578 email: sav.claystudio@ [120212]

Photography Classes

From beginner photography to advanced post-production classes for all levels, amateur to professional. $20 per person for a two hour session with at least 5 students per class. Contact 410-251-4421 or A complete list of classes and class descriptions are available at http://www. [082612]

“Keeping that New Year’s Resolution” Vision Workshop Learn simple techniques to help you stay on track through out the year. January 26, 12:30pm to 3pm, Registration fee $25 due at door. Location: 334 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405 Contact: Lydia Stone, Dream Builder Coach, 912-656-6383 or email

“Orchid Growing Made So Easy” Offered Feb. 16 at the Bamboo Farm

Instructor Jim Keplinger offers basic orchid information followed by a question-and-answer session and a tour of a greenhouse on the campus of the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Learn which light conditions, potting media and fertilizing programs are best for orchids. Saturday, February 16, 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Offered by the Deep South Orchid Society and the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Location: the Conference Center at the Bamboo Farm, 2 Canebrake Road. Fee: $12. Prepayment required. Pre-register: 912-921-5460. Call for payment instructions.

Art Classes and Lessons

Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or email for details. 912-507-7138 or [112512]

Art Classes at the Studio School.

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. Learn more at or contact Melinda:

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

Be a Master Gardener

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Master Gardener Class, to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM-12:30PM from January 22nd thru April 4th, 2013 at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, and at the Lake Mayer Community Room. The cost is $145.00. For more information call 912-652-7981. UGA’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences/ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. website:

Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check the website calendar at or call 912-441-2656. [010613]

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

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance at Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. All skill levels and styles welcome. Sundays 3:304:30p.m. $15/class. Private instruction available. Carrie Newton 912-704-2940 or happenstancebellydance.

Champions Training Center

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

Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction With a PhD in Music

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels of guitar student. Instructor is Dr.Brian Luckett, DMA classical guitar performance ( Individual lessons in a private, quiet studio in the Starland area. All levels of lessons cover guitar technique, music theory (reading, rhythm etc.) and musicianship. General (folk/rock based) acoustic lessons also available but please, no electric instruments. Rates: $25.00 per half hour lesson; $45.00 per hour. Contact: brian@brianluckett. com [102812]

Classical Drawing and Painting Workshop

A Classical Approach to Drawing and Painting the Figurem with James Langley. Feb 14-16 at The Studio School, 1319-B Bull Street. For more information visit:, email:, or call: 912-484-6415.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

An 8-week introductory course to the fundamental techniques of writing fiction and nonfiction forms. Instruction includes research and interviewing techniques, narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, rhythm, pacing and the business of writing. The techniques learned in this class apply to both fiction and nonfiction, and are designed to lead into a more advanced Creative Writing 2 course. Mondays, 6:308:30pm, January 14 through March 4. Fee: $200.


Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138. kbillustration@ [062812]

Dream Bigger in 2013! Creative Visualization Workshop

Create Top 10 Goals, Major Focus, New Thought Patterns and other guidelines to make 2013 your best year yet. Refreshments provided. Led by Positive Energy Artist Joanne Morton. Wednesday, January 23, 6:30-8:30pm. Fee: $20/advance, $30/door. Anahata Healing Arts, 2424 Drayton Street. event/5137173424#

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $40/session. Information: 912-443-0410. [062812]

English for Second Language Classes

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

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah. com or 912-354-6686. [082612]

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided. Dress for moving comfortably on the floor. Elaine Alexander, GCFP. 912-223-7049 or elaine., [010613]

Regular classes on boat handling, boating safety & navigation offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn from the experts. For dates & more information, visit our web site: www. or telephone Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656. [062812]

Feldenkrais Classes

January courses offered by Georgia Southern’s Division of Continuing Education are: Digital Imaging Basics, Introduction to Computers, Creative Writing 1, Drawing 1, and Photoshop Basics, Math Prep for the SAT, Critical Reading Prep for the SAT, Navigating Windows 8, and iPhone Essentials, Tips and Tricks. All courses are open for registration. Held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. Fees, information and registration: ceps. html, call the Coastal Georgia Center 644-5967; or email

Genealogy Course

Continuing Education Courses at Coastal Georgia Center


Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

Creative Writing I

Tuesdays 10:00am at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided. Dress for moving comfortably on the floor. Elaine Alexander, GCFP. 912-223-7049 or elaine., [010613] Live Oak Public Libraries offers a free 8-week course: “Getting Started on Genealogy” with Charles Bourland, beginning Thursday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Southwest Chatham Branch Library next to the Savannah Mall. Information: 912-925-8305,

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading,

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1 Chill, as with your homies 5 Perro’s housemate 9 Champion skier Phil 14 Epps of “House” 15 Tortilla’s cousin 16 How storybooks are read 17 Long-running PBS show 18 Stud stakes 19 Describes in words 20 Chess computer + thick directory? 23 More up to it 24 Like some January forecasts 25 Obedience school command 27 Carrier based in Sigtuna, Sweden 28 News notices 32 Bop on the head 33 Hit, in olden times 34 Samuel on the Supreme Court 35 Source of wealth + source of mozzarella? 39 Ready to rest 40 Seize 41 Award given by a cable station 42 Aziz of “Parks and Recreation” 44 They house engines, for short 47 Biblical verb ending 48 ___ standstill 49 Toto’s type of terrier 51 Colorful bubbly + Dallas Mavericks shooting guard? 56 Home of Jumeirah Beach 57 Hot rock 58 Figure on a car sticker 59 Insts. of higher learning 60 Corporate honcho 61 Take ___ from 62 Gives the thumbs-up to 63 Benedict of “The A-Team” 64 His ___ (cribbage term; anagram of SNOB)


1 Fit and Civic 2 “The Far Side” organism 3 Subjects of gazing 4 Trix flavor 5 Metal band known for its foam costumes 6 Duncan appointed to the Obama cabinet 7 “Damages” actor Donovan 8 Gift giver’s command 9 Peninsula in SE Asia 10 Sacha Baron Cohen character 11 It’s reached after returning from a long journey 12 Meets by chance 13 Mag workers 21 One of 26 for Stevie Wonder 22 They can crash 26 Ring decision 29 Lucy of “Elementary” 30 Airport abbr. 31 Picture puzzle 32 Put your hands together 33 “Ghost Hunters” network 34 Continent home to the world’s newest nation 35 Genre for Talking Heads and Killing Joke 36 Class including salamanders and toads 37 Olympics chant 38 Teddy bear exterior 39 Average grade 42 Place where you need a PIN 43 Completely got 44 Total disaster 45 Marinade alternative 46 Website to see if your favorite urban legend is really true 48 “Prelude to ___” 50 Jordan’s capital 52 Army’s football rival 53 Skirt length 54 Done with 55 Fire 56 The Swell Season, e.g.

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ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-8979559. $20/week. [062812]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

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

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

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

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-2324232 x115 or [062812]

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 West State Street. Find the calendar of events and classes offered by the yarn shop at thefrayedknotsav. com or call 912-233-1240.

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 West State Street. Find the calendar of events and classes offered by the yarn shop at thefrayedknotsav. com or call 912-233-1240.

Learn to Speak Spanish

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

Music Lessons for All Instruments

Rody’s Music is now offering music lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. 7700 Abercorn St. For more information call 912-352-4666 or email kristi@ [051912]

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

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

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Novel Writing

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

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

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

Professional Development Courses in February

“Beginning Project Management,” “Social Media for Small Business,” and “Microsoft Word 1” These February courses are offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or

Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-7132718 for more information. [062812]

SAT Prep Courses in January

“Math Prep for the SAT” and “Critical Reading Prep for the SAT” begin in late January. Courses offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-6445967, or

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Saturday at 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds, and better investing. Meetings take place at Panera Bread on Bull and Broughton. Contact us at for more information. [062812]

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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

Sewing Classes

Classes and individualized sewing instruction from Laurie, 912-358-8989. Email: lr_bryant@ [111112]

Sewing Classes

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,pants, jackets, dresses, blouses, vest, alteration classes. Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street, Savannah http://

Sewing Classes at Savannah Sewing Academy

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Industry Standard Sewing Courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,Pants Jackets, Dresses, Blouses, Vest, Alteration Classes. Held at Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street. Information: or 912290-0072. [121312]

Sewing Lessons

Personalized sewing lessons for your individual goals/needs. Any age or ability. Lessons given in my home. 912-358-8989 or lr_bryant@yahoo. com. E-mail preferred. [110312]

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Fridays 5.30-8-30pm, Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W State St Savannah, 3rd floor. 786-247-9923 www. [062512]

Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Spanish courses to professionals in the Savannah area offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in series. “Beginner Spanish for Professionals” course. Introductory price $155 + Textbook ($12.95) Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed & Native Speaker. Registration: www. Fee: $155.00 Meets in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive.

Winter Term Classes for Professional and Personal Development

Beginning Sign Language, Photoshop, Facebook for Beginners, Advanced Project Management, Short Story Writing, Creative Writing, Drawing, and Photography. All courses offered Winter Term in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-6445967, or

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

A two hour class for prospective moms and the person who will be with her during labor and delivery. Learn the stages of labor and delivery and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring an exercise ball. 1 - 3PM quarterly, on Saturdays at Savannah Yoga Center. First class, Jan 19. Course fee: $100 per couple. Contact: or call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or [121312]

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit [062912]

Blindness and Low Vision: A Guide to Working, Living and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision will offer workshops to learn more about vision loss, services and technology available to participate more fully in the community and how as a community we can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques utilized by individuals with vision loss to access the community, Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness, Common Types of Vision Loss, How to support individuals who have vision loss to achieve their maximum independence, Low Vision Simulator Experiences, Blindfold Experiences, Resources. Free and Open to the Public. Information: www. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton Street. [101412]

Book Lady Bookstore’s Book Club

The Book Lady Book Club’s next meeting is on Wednesday, January 30,7:00pm. This month’s selections: The Devil’s Highway, and Into the Beautiful North. Both written by Louis Alberto Urrea. Call The Book Lady for location information. 912-233-3628.

Buccaneer Region SCCA

The local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit [062912]

Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 3086768 for more info. [062912]

Chatham Sailing Club

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

Drop N Circle Craft Night (formerly Stitch-N Group)

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Join us every Tuesday evening 5pm-8pm for crafting. Located at 6 West State Street (behind the CVS off of Wright Square in the historic district.) Enjoy the sharing of creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers. All levels of experience welcome. Come and be inspired! For more info please call 912-233-1240 or 912-441-2656. [072812]

Energy Healers

Energy Healers Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. [062912]

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area Korean War and World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. Honor Flight is seeking veterans interested in making a trip to Washington. For more info: (912) 596-1962 or [062912]

Islands MOMSnext

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

Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: site/islandsmops/ [062912]

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Low Country Turners

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Call 786-4508. [062912]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer’s Salon meetings held on first Tuesday and third Wednesday. Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton St.). Call 233-6014 or visit Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for more info. [062912]

Philo Cafe

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

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

A new club formed to bring lovers of card games together to play games such as Spades, Hearts, Rummy, etc. We will meet every other Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13. E. Park Ave. Next meeting is July 19. Children are welcome. No fee. Information: 912-660-8585. [071512]

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 5965965. [062912]

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ or visit [062912]

Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit or call 912-3533148 for more info. [062912]

Savannah Art Association

The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912232-7731 [062912]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques & Fine Silver,14 W. Jones Street. All are welcome, including beginners and nonpublished writers, fiction and non-fiction. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease ( or 912-308-3208. [010613]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques & Fine Silver,14 W. Jones Street. All are welcome, including beginners and nonpublished writers, fiction and non-fiction. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease ( or 912-308-3208. [010613]

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [062912]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 429-6918 or email [062912]

Savannah Go Green

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

Savannah Jaycees

Meeting/info session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or [062912]

Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit [062912]

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail: savannahphc@ [112512]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn. [062912]

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Atlanta Bread Company in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn Street. Free and open to the public. Information: or 912-572-6251. [082612].

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. Usually held at Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln Street. For specifics, visit [063012]

Smocking Arts Guild

The Waving Girls Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America will meet Monday, January 28, at 6:30 pm at the Coastal Center for Development Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. Come join our friendly group of needle artists as we discuss, learn, share and display smocking, embroidery, and heirloom sewing. The group creates and contributes over 100 “Wee Care” gowns and other items for the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Memorial Hospital.

The Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking practical methods for achieving more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. For individualists, non-conformists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, voluntarists, conspiracy theorists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings/ discussions twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. Discussion subjects and meeting locations will vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: [072212]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: or telephone 912-598-7387. [063012]

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. [063012]

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-2323549 or email for more information. [063012]

Dance Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tue: 8-9/9-10pm, Thur: 8-9/9-10pm, Sun 5-6/6-7pm. Lessons at Salon de Baile, 7048 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. Visit us at for more information. [111112]

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes held in the new Abeni Cultural Arts dance studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail. com [062812]

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info. [062812]

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/ tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. Or [062812]

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190. The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads. [062812]

Argentine Tango

Effective December 2012, the time for Argentine Tango lessons is Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email [120912]

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-596-0889 or www. [062812]

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www. For info: or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [062812]

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for

this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [062812]

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ or 912-704-2052. [062812]

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329. [062812]

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912354-5586. [062812]

Pole Dancing Classes

Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www.fitnessbodybalance. com or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. [062812]

Savannah Dance Club

Savannah Dance Club. Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. Call for details on location, days and times. 912-3988784. [082912]

Savannah Shag Club

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

Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

Learn how to swing dance - for free! Half hour lesson and then open dancing. No partner or experience necessary. Savannah Swing Cats, Thursdays, 7:30 - 10:30p.m. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. SavannahSwingCats

Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7-8pm. Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 Montgomery Cross Roads. $5 per class, discounts available with punch card purchase. All levels welcome. Call: 912-596-1952

Events Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage Workshop

Gentle, external, self-massage technique to restore the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and energy throughout your belly while addressing malpositioned organs. Includes herbal, nutritional, spiritual and emotional elements. offered in Savannah, February 8-10. Times: 9-6 Friday and Saturday, 9-2 Sunday. Fee: $365 Discounts available. Register by January 20. Hosted by Savannah Midwifery, Taught by Marcie Webb. from the Arvigo Institute or 603-588-2571 or marcie1@cox. net. Open to everyone! CEU’s available.

Blessed Sacrament School Open House An open house for prospective students and their families. Sunday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Blessed Sacrament School is located at 1003

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East Victory Drive. The Catholic Pre-K through 8th school offers a rigorous, faith-based academic program and maintains small class sizes. Part of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. Accredited by SACS and the Florida Catholic Conference. Information: 356-6987 or visit


Reserve your seat now for the annual luncheon presenting the Buy Local Business of the Year and Buy Local Advocate of the Year awards. Location: The Pirate’s House, 20 East Broad Street. Thursday, January 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Monday, January 21.



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Buy Local Savannah Annual Awards Luncheon

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Cost: $20/members, $30/nonmembers. www. or 912-272-6767.

Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

Find them at various spots around town including Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm at Green Truck on Habersham, Thursdays 3-5:30pm at Bethesda Farmers’ Market and Saturdays 9-1 at Forsyth Farmers Market. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy and more. revivalfoods. com. [062812]

Farmer’s Market and Fleatique on Wilmington Island

Local vendors of regionally grown produce, antiques, flea market finds. Outdoor market or indoor booths. Vendors please contact us to participate! A portion of this month’s booth rental fees will be donated to the Marc Cordray Fund.. Free to attend. Booths available to rent for a fee. Cents and $ensibility, 6703 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Island. In the parking lot or indoors. 912-659-2900. Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.

2013. The Meet and Greet is Thursday, January 17, 5:30pm at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center, 5111 Abercorn Street. Prospective parents and caregivers are invited. The preschool is for children ages 16 months to 4 years in August 2013. Complimentary light dinner. Complimentary child care. Reservations required: 912-355-8111 (ext. 228) or email

Positive Youth Basketball at the Delaware Center

Registration begins Dec. 29th, 2012 10:00am12:00pm at the Delaware Community Center, Ages 5-14. $25 App fee, no refunds. Uniforms $40; Warm-ups $40. Deadline Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Contact: Coach Maurice 912-5033001.

Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. If you’re interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, come join us! South end of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer’s Market. Free. [072212]

JEA Preschool Savannah--Meet and Greet

Two supermarket “Walk & Talk’s” Wed. Jan. 23 at 1:00pm, and Thurs. Jan. 24 at 7:00pm. Learn what grocery choices are available when trying to eat healthy, and switch to a low-fat plant based diet. About 1.5 hours. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted, to benefit HeartBeats for Life-GA. Pre-registration required. Register by calling Jeff Adams at 585370-3374 or 912-598-8457. Location: Publix, 11701 Abercorn Street (in Largo Plaza).

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

Supermarket “Walk & Talk’s” Hosted by HeartBeats for Life-GA

Film & Video CinemaSavannah

A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: [072812]

Psychotronic Film Society

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Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. Upcoming schedule: www. and on weekends at The Muse Arts Warehouse www.musesavannah. org [062812]

Fitness AHA in the AM

“Aha in the AM” from 7:30-9am, Mondays and Fridays. The Anahata Healing Arts (AHA) Sanctuary is open to free form yoga/movement

with guided mediation. Great way to start and end your work week. AHA offers a sacred, creative environment for the community to co-create and channel positive energy which supports emotions, strengthens bodies, and sustains spirits. Location: Anahata Healing Arts, 2424 Drayton St., Unit B. Email for weekly theme, Fee: donations. Information: [120212]

Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Year-round fitness opportunities. Walkers and runners can choose from the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible), additional 1 mile Avian Loop Trail or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and Street Strider rental available. Guided hikes scheduled regularly. $5 parking. Open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (912) 598-2300 [100712]

Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

Tuesdays from 9-10am. $10 per session. North End of Forsyth Park. Contact relaxsavannah@ with questions.

Basic Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes with Mai

Mondays, Lake Mayer in the Community Center from 8:30am - 9:30am. Zumba Toning at the JEA (Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St) Mondays @ 6 pm. Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Basic Zumba Tues & Thurs 10-10:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/ members, $5/Gen. Adm. Tuesdays 5:306:30pm, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Weds 9:30-10:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [081912]

Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Train with the elite Beastmode Fitness team. We have a total body program that ​trims, tones and gets results. Personal Training options also available. choose-your-package. Hours: 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM. West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May St. [010613]

Bellydance Fusion Classes

Fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. Classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. Small classes held several days a week in downtown Savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. Contact Christa at 678-799-4772 or see [063012]

Blue Water Yoga

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

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics,

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Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Call for times and fees. 912-232-2994 or visit [063012]

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions. Thursdays 6- 7:15pm at Savannah Yoga Center, 1319 Bull Street. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-tobe prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Course fee: $100. Contact Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or ann@ [121312]

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Savannah Disc Golf Club

Weekly events (Entry $5): Friday 5 pm - Friday Night Flights. Sat. 10am-Luck of the draw Doubles. Sat. 1pm-Handicapped League. Tom Triplett Park, Hwy 80 W, Pooler. Sun. 10 amSingles at the Sarge in Hardeeville, SC. Info: or savannahdiscgolf@ All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. [063012]

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Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club

Get in shape for 2013. Join the Savannah Striders Running Club for only $10. This is a one-year fully activated membership open to new members only. We will inspire you and help you reach your fitness goals for 2013. Free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs with diverse and health-minded people. Advice from mentors. Access to a quality website with beneficial information. Monthly meetings with relevant and exciting speakers. Frequent social events (let’s just say this group knows how to have a good time.) Sign up at Click on “member signup” or find us on savystrider12


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“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it,” wrote nineteenth–century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of the earth.” This is good counsel for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Aries. I suspect you will have a good, clear shot at a target you’ve been trying to get close to for a long time. Make sure you adjust your trajectory to account for the attraction of the earth.


(March 21–April 19)


(April 20–May 20) If you learn a novel idea or a crucial new lesson while you are tipsy or outright blitzed, you will probably forget it when you sober up. And it will remain forgotten as long as you abstain. But there’s a good chance you will recall the vanished information the next time you get loopy. I’m telling you this, Taurus, because even if you haven’t been inebriated lately, you have definitely been in an altered and expanded state of consciousness. I’m afraid that when you come back down to earth in a few days, you might lose some of the luminous insights you’ve been adding to your repertoire. Is there anything you can do to ensure you will retain these treasures? It would be a shame to lose track of them until the next time your mind gets thoroughly blown open.


(May 21–June 20) Studying the movements of the planets is my main way of discerning the hidden currents of fate. I sometimes supplement my investigations by reading Tarot cards and the Chinese “Book of Changes,” also known as the *I Ching.* To arrive at your horoscope this week, I used all of the above as well as the following forms of prognostication: catoptromancy, which is divination by gazing into a mirror underwater; cyclomancy, or divination by watching a wheel that’s turning; geloscopy, divination by listening to random laughter; and margaritomancy, divination by observing bouncing pearls. Here’s what I found, Gemini: You now have the power to discern previously unfathomable patterns in a puzzling mystery you’ve been monitoring. You also have the ability to correctly surmise the covert agendas of allies and adversaries alike. Maybe best of all, you can

(June 21–July 22) “To be reborn is a constantly recurring human need,” said drama critic Henry Hewes. I agree. We all need to periodically reinvent ourselves –– to allow the old ways to die so that we can resurrect ourselves in unforeseen new forms. According to my analysis, Cancerian, your next scheduled rebirth is drawing near. For best results, don’t cling to the past; don’t imitate what has always worked before. Instead, have faith that surrendering to the future will bring you the exact transformation you need.


(July 23–Aug. 22) My readers Paul and Sophie wrote to let me know they have patched together three Latin words to invent a term for a new concept: *vomfiabone.* They say it means “a curse that becomes a blessing.” Here’s an example of the phenomenon at work in their lives: While driving home from work together, they experienced car trouble and had to pull over to the shoulder of the road, where they called a tow truck. Later they discovered that this annoying delay prevented them from getting caught in the middle of an accident just up ahead. Extrapolating from the current astrological omens, I’m guessing that you will experience at least one *vomfiabone* in the coming week, Leo.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) I bet that in the next five months you will be obliged to carry more responsibility than you have in the past. You will find it hard to get away with being lazy or careless. I suspect that during this time you will also have the privilege of wielding more influence. The effect you have on people will be more pronounced and enduring. In short, Virgo, your workload will be greater than usual –– and so will your rewards. To the degree that you serve the greater good, you will be a major player. As for next few weeks, you should concentrate on the work and service and responsibility part of this equation.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Do you know what a “binky” is? It’s

what a rabbit does when it gets so crazily happy that it exuberantly leaps up into the air, stretching and twisting its body as it flicks and flops its feet. I’m not sure if lexicographers would allow us to apply this term to humans. But assuming they might, I’m going to predict that you’ll soon be having some binky–inducing experiences. You’re entering the Joy and Pleasure Season, Libra –– a time when abundant levels of fun and well– being might be quite normal.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) You know that area on your back that you can’t quite reach if you want to scratch it? It’s called your acnestis. I propose that we make it your featured metaphor of the week. Why? Because I suspect you will have to deal with a couple of itchy situations that are just beyond your ability to relieve. Yes, this may be frustrating in the short run. But it will ultimately make you even more resourceful than you already are. By this time next week, you will have figured out alternative solutions that you haven’t even imagined yet.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

“We need new friends,” said essayist Logan Pearsall Smith. “Some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up; others must have ever–renewed audiences before whom to re–enact an ideal version of their lives.” Smith could have been talking about you Sagittarians in early 2013. According to my interpretation of the astrological omens, you need some fresh alliances. Their influence will activate certain potentials that you haven’t been able to access or fully express with the help of your current circle.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

A San Francisco writer named Maneesh Sethi decided he was wasting too much time on the Internet. His productivity was suffering. So he hired a woman to sit next to him as he worked and yell at him or slap his face every time his attention wandered off in the direction of Facebook or a funny video. It worked. He got a lot more done. While I would like to see you try some inventive approaches to pumping up your own efficiency, Capricorn, I don’t necessarily endorse Sethi’s rather gimmicky technique. Start brainstorming

about some interesting yet practical new ways to enhance your self–discipline, please.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) “Ronnyjohnson618” is a guy who posts his opinions on a wide variety of Youtube videos. Many times, he claims to be an expert in the field he’s commenting on. Responding to a live music performance, he says he’s a conductor for an orchestra. Offering his opinion about a mimosa plant, he asserts that he is a botanist. Beneath other Youtube videos, he declares he is a meteorologist, chemist, psychologist, soldier, and geometry teacher. I love this guy’s blithe swagger; I’m entertained by the brazen fun he’s having. As you express yourself in the coming week, I recommend that you borrow some of his over–the–top audacity. Create a mythic persona. Imagine your life as an epic story. Play the part of a hero.


(Feb. 19–March 20) The earliest performance artist on record was the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope. In one of his notorious stunts, he wandered around Athens with a lit lantern during the daytime, claiming to be looking for an authentic human being. I recommend that you undertake a similar search in the coming days, Pisces. You don’t have to be as theatrical about it. In fact, it might be better to be quite discrete. But I think it’s important for you to locate and interact with people who are living their lives to the fullest –– devoted to their brightest dreams, committed to their highest values, and sworn to express their highest integrity.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. A great way get out on the water and to stay fit. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. or 912484-3200. [093012]

The Yoga Room

Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr. [063012]

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:45 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031. [072912]

Zumba Classes with Mai and Anne

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party, Monday nights 7-8pm. Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads. All levels. Fee: $5. Information: 912-596-1952, or 912-6049890. [101512]

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Mondays @ 5:30 and Thursdays @ 6:30. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Just $5 for nonmembers. Call 912-349-4902 for more info. [063012]

Zumba Fitness and Toning Classes with Anne

Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E Montgomery Crossroads. Toning class is Tuesdays, 7-8 pm. Bring 1 or 2 lb. weights. Standard Zumba is Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. Both classes are $5 per session, Free if you bring a friend. (912) 596-1952. [8-3-12]

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or [0622812]

Gay AA Meeting

True Colors AA Group, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E Harris St, 2nd floor. Note: this is a new location effective 11/2012. [111912]

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. [062812]

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. SPs mission of unity through diversity, and social awareness has helped promote the wellbeing of the LGBT community in the South, and organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride. com. [062812]

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. [062812]

What Makes A Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611. [062812]

Health Bariatric Surgery Information Session

Held the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Mercer Auditorium in the Hoskins Center, Memorial University Medical Center. Provides

Free hearing & speech screening

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

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Held on Wednesdays and Fridays, at Tybee’s North End, weather permitting, from 7am-8am. Come to the North Beach Public Parking area, Gulick Street walkover (next to lifeguard stand #2). Drop-ins encouraged! The class is by donation and is a multi-level class, Hatha I & II, IntegralÃ’ Yoga style. Instructor: Ann Carroll, RYT, 500 hour level. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call or e-mail Ann for more information at (912) 704~7650 or [070812]

Curious about yoga? This class is a chance to explore some of yoga’s many potential benefits including: easing tension, discomfort & pain in the body; slowing down thinking to improve concentration and focus; calming emotional reactions in stressful times. If you are in less than great physical condition, nervous, but curious about yoga this could be YOUR class. $10 Wednesdays 9:30 -10:45am Ganesha’s Place 2323 Barnard St.912-655-4192 [011313] If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-3563688 for information. [062812]

Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Department

Free, Walk-in HIV testing is available at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive, from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. No appointment needed. Test results are available in 20 minutes. A follow up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Information: 912-644-5217 [111112]

Health Care for Uninsured People

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for primary health for the uninsured of Chatham County. The center, located at 1302 Drayton, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 912-443-9409. [062812]

Home Birth Couples Workshop

Learn techniques for laboring and birthing more comfortably at home, including laboring/ birthing in water. January 26th, 1-4pm. Pregnant couples planning homebirth are welcome to attend. Supervised children welcome. Taught by GeorgAnna Wiley, CNM, WHNP, MSN, APRN, a homebirth midwife. Hosted by and held at Savannah Midwifery: 1127 Washington Ave, Savannah, near Daffin Park. $50 per couple. Register by January 22nd, OR 912-344-5066.


Teaches the mom and her birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation during labor and delivery. The series of five classes are held on Monday evenings starting at 6 PM at 100 Riverview Drive. Reservations are required. Private classes available. $300 for group sessions, $600 for private sessions. Call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 to verify dates and space availability or e-mail her at carroll3620@ [121612]

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes offered by St. Joseph’s/

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Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. Vaccinations: $12.00, with $2.00 per vaccination donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. www. [062712]

St. Almo’s

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-2343336. [062712]

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

Meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. [062712]

Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club)

Nature and Environment

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660. [062712]

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Religious & Spiritual

Programs of EOA have been earning free financial support by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Bring empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops to EOA for recycling through FundingFactory, in exchange for their choice of technology recreation products, or even cash. Business Support Program of Funding Factory will give benefit to EOA for materials recycled through them by business registered with them. Drop off recyclables at 618 West Anderson Street, Rm. 202, Savannah, GA 31415 To learn more about supporting EOA, including the Business Support Program (recycling) call Debbie Walker at 238-2960 ext.126, or or at [053112]

The Dolphin Project

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. Ageappropriate programs and related handouts. [062712]

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit www. [062712]

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center , 711 Sandtown Rd., offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, www. [062712]

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or [062712]

Band Of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited every second Thursday of the month, 7:30 - 8:30am. Location: Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Road, Savannah. Contact: Ron Bigalke at 912-659-4212 or ron. or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728 or www. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD” (Prov 21:1) [011213]

A New Church in the City, For the City.

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

Guided Silent Prayer

A couple of songs done acoustically, about 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and a few minutes to receive prayer if you want (or remain in silence). A mid-week rest and re-focus. 6:458pm on Wednesdays at the Vineyard Church. 615 Montgomery St. (behind Blowin’ Smoke BBQ). [062712]

Open Studio/Creative Recovery for NonArtists. Recover Your Muse through the Arts. Monday evenings : 6pm - 7:30 pm at Ganesha’s Place, 2323 Barnard Street (at 40th Street). Taught by

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Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Unprogrammed worship, 11:00am Sundays on the third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Telfair Square (use 225 W. President St. entrance and follow signs). For further information, contact the Meeting Clerk at (912)308-8286 or All are welcome. [011313]

Savannah Zen Center

Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions and attunements, meditation, classes & events are held at 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: or visit us on Facebook. [062712]

Service of Compline

The Service of Compline at Christ Church has moved: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher--different location. Service of chanted Compline by candlelight will be held at historic Independent Presbyterian Church (corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe) every Sunday night at 9:00p.m. “Come, say good night to God.” [062712]

Theology on Tap

Meets at The Distillery every month on the third Monday night from 8:30 - 10:30pm. Like us on Facebook: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. [062712]

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. [062712]

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, or www. [062712]

Unity Church of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, or call 912-3554704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. [062712]

Sports & Games Adult Coed Flag Football League

8v8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsor bar provided for discount food & drinks.Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed nights/Sun mornings, held at locations around Savannah. $450/team. Minimum 8 games. For ages 18+. Coed teams. Information: (912) 2203474 [101512]

Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee League

8v8 Coed Ultimate League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsor bar provided for discount food & drinks. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Matches are Thurs nights/Sun afternoons. Held in Daffin Park/ Forsyth Park. Registration fees: $350/team. Minimum 8 games. For ages 18+. Information: (912) 220-3474. [101512]

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out for more information. [062712] CS


information about bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn about the surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can change your life. For more information, call 912-350-DIET (3438) or visit There is no charge to attend. [120912]

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POOLER: 1254 Robert’s Way $925 2 Bedrooms 318 E. 58th St. $795 1203 Ohio Ave. $700 18 Chippewa $750 2127 DeRenne $750 CONDOS 3 Bedroom Condo Berwick Plantation 54 Stone Lake $1150 2 Bedroom Condo Georgetown 40 Sand Dollar $795 PORT WENTWORTH 59-D Bearing Cir. $795 SOUTHSIDE Windsor Crossing $650 APARTMENTS 3 Bedrooms 123 Harmon Creek $850 2 Bedrooms 1107 E.57th St. $600 One Bedroom 110 E. Gaston $895 740 E.45th St. $745

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2BR Duplex near May Howard School. Most pets OK. $725 per month. Call 912-663-9941 or 828-733-9668 WILMINGTON ISLAND: Johnny Mercer duplex, 2BR/1BA, LR, dining area, kitchen, newly renovated $825/month. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890

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

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