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WEDNESDAY 6.23 Legends on Live

Enjoy a cast of Broadway and Las Vegas singers, dancers, live band and aerial artistry perform a 2-hour tribute to pop music legends including Beatles, Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Earth, Wind & Fire, Celine Dion, and many more in a dazzling Vegas-style show. 8 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre 222 Bull St. $39 adults, $19.50 ages 16 and under savannahtheatre.com

Trivia Night with Jess Shaw

Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing. Test your trivia knowledge while also competing in interactive challenge rounds to gain extra points. The first place team receives a $100 cash prize. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company 574 Indian St. servicebrewing.com

THURSDAY 6.24 Bingo! at Elks Lodge

Join Elks Lodge for Bingo on Thursdays and Sundays. Enjoy great family fun, good food at the snack bar and many chances to win cash. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 183 Wilshire Blvd.

Buy Local Savannah Luncheon

Buy Local is back at Cohen’s Retreat for their June Buy Local Savannah Luncheon. It will be a packed house with 2 new marketplace members, t-shirts for sale, and the Chatham

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County District Attorney Shalena Cook Jones as the guest speaker. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. $25 for members, $40 for non-members

GSBCC Networking Mixer at Liquid Cafe

Join the Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce for a networking mixer at Liquid Cafe. Drop in to meet and network with other business professionals and community leaders. 5-8 p.m. Liquid Cafe 10201 Abercorn St.

Ghost Coast Vintage Movie Nights

Join Ghos Coast in the Cocktail Room for their first of many Ghost Coast Vintage Movie Nights. Enjoy $10 Prohibition-era Classic Cocktails (Old Fashioned, Bees Knees, Martinis, Manhattans, etc.) and free showings of classic B&W Vintage films. 6-8 p.m. Ghost Coast Distllery 641 Indian St.

Salsa Thursdays at Mint to Be Mojitos Join Salsa Savannah on Thursdays at Mint to Be Mojitos for free beginner dance lessons. Enjoy Salsa, bachata music, and dancing. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mint to Be Mojito’s 12 W State St.

Habitat Grounbreaking Ceremony

Join Habitat for Humanity as they break ground for three future Habitat Homeowners. This event is free and open to the public. 9-10 a.m. 144 Darling St.

Habitat Mortgage Burning Ceremony

Join Habitat for Humanity as several Habitat homeowners say goodbye to their monthly mortgage payments. This event is free and open to the public. 4:30-5:00 p.m. 701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Hero Hut Pint Night

Head out to Hero Hut and enjoy a night among your local veterans, active duty service members, and first responders to network, build community, and learn local resources. $1 of every pint sold will be donated to Fight the War Within. 6-9 p.m. Starland Yard 2411 DeSoto Ave.

FRIDAY 6.25 Multilingual Get Together

Hang out on Bull and try international food and drinks, make friends and speak all the languages you want. 7 p.m. 1319 Bull St.

Denim & Diamonds Dance

Join the Elks Lodge on for a Denim & Diamonds Dance Steak Dinner. Wear your favorite denim and dress it up with diamonds. Music will be provided by Turbo Music Service, DJ William Sheppard. RSVP by June 23 by calling 912-927-2183. 5-10 p.m. Savannah Elks Lodge #183 183 Wilshire Blvd.

Tails & Ales Festival

The first-ever Tails & Ales Festival, presented by the Humane Society For Greater Savannah and sponsored by Bentleys Pet Stuff, will take place all weekend. With the

purchase of a special Ales & Tails cup guests will be able to drink 50 percent off from each participating business’s Ales & Tails drink menu. All Day Starland Yard 2411 DeSoto Ave. Facebook.com/HSGSav/events

SATURDAY 6.26 Beer & Yoga at Service Brewing

Join Service Brewing every last Saturday with yogi Karrie Comeau (and their brew cats) for a 60 min vinyasa yoga class in the production facility. Class includes 60 min yoga and a pint of beer. Be sure to bring your mats and feel free to come as early as 11:00 a.m. Class starts promptly at 11:30. Nama-stay for a beer. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company 574 Indian St. $15

Seersucker, Stilettos, and Stoggies Day Party

Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready for a grand affair benefiting nonprofit organization, Blessings In A Book Bag. Enjoy great music, dancing, vendors, food trucks, door prizes, raffles, premium cigar vendors, hookahs, and much more. 4 p.m. Red Gate Farms 136 Red Gate Farms Trl. $50-$600

Explore Broughton

Head to Broughton Street to support local businesses and witness the transformation of Broughton Street. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Phillips Carson & Phillips 420 W. Broughton St.

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Enjoy half off bottles of wine and fire pits in the courtyard. Purchase one of our s’mores kits (marshmallows included) for the ultimate fall experience. 6-9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park Drayton St. & East Park Ave. forsythfarmersmarket.com

SUNDAY 6.27 Discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Join like-minds for a discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Meet out f ront of Foxy Loxy at 7:30 a.m. for a 30-minute run/ walk. Meet back at Foxy Loxy by 8:00 a.m. for coffee and conversation. 7:30 a.m. Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe 1919 Bull St.

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and enjoy food, fun, and f riendship. Free childcare is available and registration is required. 10 a.m. Elks Lodge 183 Wilshire Blvd.

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Summer Reading Program Join Live Oak Public Library for fun in the sun with Summer Readinh Program. Live Oak Public Libraries 2002 Bull St.

Tybee Island Farmers Market

Weekly market featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. 4 p.m. 30 Meddin Dr. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com

TUESDAY 6.29 The Culturist Union Fundraiser Dinner

The Culturist Union and Eden Supper Club partner up for a fundraiser dinner benefiting The Culturist Union. Enjoy dinner served by Eden Supper Club, jazz music by pianist Timothy Christopher, and a hard hat tour of the soon-to-beopen 702 Martin

Luther King Jr. Street location. 5-8 p.m. Ardsley Station 102 E Victory Dr.

Free Yoga on the Stafford’s Tuesday Comedy Open Mic

The ghost of Savannah’s legendary open mic returns. Head out to the sequel to the open mic Hannibal Buress called “whack” and “please put that phone down”. All experience levels welcome. 8:30-11:45 p.m. Stafford’s Public House 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk.

Toddler Tuesday

Explore the wonders of nature with all kinds of wild fun for your wee ones. This week’s theme is “Flying Free Like an Eagle” Preregistration required. 10 & 11 a.m.

Buy Local Drink Local Social

The Buy Local June Drink Local Social is excited to be at one of Savannah’s newest hot spots, Mint to be Mojito Bar and Bites. They will be serving up the f reshest Mojito’s you have ever tasted all in the name. No tickets are required. Open to the public. 5:30-7:30 p.m. MInt to Be Mojitos 12 W State St.


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Members of the community collect litter to make their neighborhoods feel more comfortable and clean. PHOTO COURTESY OF KESHA GIBSON-CARTER

“2 Legit to Lit” Campaign revitalizes city neighborhoods BY BRANDY SIMPKINS brandy@connectsavannah.com

ON FRIDAYS, Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter hosts a community cleanup as a part of her “2 Legit to Lit” Campaign. The campaign encourages Savannah residents to do two things: to not litter, and if people see litter, to pick it up. The campaign focuses on commonly traveled and heavily trafficked areas in all six-city districts and encourages volunteers, groups and organizations to adopt a spot, the City of Savannah released. Since March 6 in Tremont Park, the

Alderwoman has hosted the cleanup in different neighborhoods every Friday— void of two— from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. As the Alderwoman Post 1, at Large, Gibson-Carter said she represents all districts so she will show up in all districts to assist them in cleaning up the community. She said that the community clean up has received much support from local businesses and organizations including sponsored breakfast by 2 Chefs, free parking from Sylvania Funeral Home, and clean-up assistance from Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity just to name a few. Gibson-Carter said her experience has taught her littering is conditioning

of a mindset of how people feel about their community. Litter trickles back to crime, poverty, and affordable housing, so when the community can come together and clean, it increases the quality of life for community members and it connotes hopefulness. “We want to be a part of loving the community as much as the visitors and tourists in Savannah,” the Alderwoman said. Each week the city releases the next clean up location. Volunteers are welcomed, and no pre-registration is required, but masks are. The City of Savannah Sanitation Department will provide all litter collection materials.

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Volunteers of the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, also known as Habitat Savannah work to build home, communities in the Savannah area. PHOTO COURTESY OF HABITAT SAVANNAH

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A home previously built by Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, also known as Habitat Savannah is shown inhabited by a local family. The organization will host two events during Homeownership Month. PHOTO COURTESY OF HABITAT SAVANNAH

BECOMING A HOMEOWNER epitomizes the American dream for millions of people and the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity is making this dream a reality. Also known as Habitat Savannah, they are hosting two National Homeownership Month events to celebrate the beginning and ending of several local families’ journeys to owning their own homes. The fi rst event, a groundbreaking, will begin Thursday, June 24 from 9-10 a.m. at 144 Darling St. on the construction of three homes while a Mortgage Burning event will be held the same afternoon at 701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Th is event will celebrate several Habitat homeowners’ saying goodbye to their monthly mortgage payments and burning their paid-in-full mortgage notes.

“We are excited to announce that there will be multiple families retiring their low- to no-interest mortgage debt with Habitat Savannah,” said Development Director Julie A. Schwartz. “Family members will set ablaze their mortgage note, signifying the accomplishment of completely paying off their mortgage, thus creating generational wealth for their family and moving closer to being completely self sufficient.” The Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity subscribes to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Th is affordable homeowner ministry aims to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope while being committed to partnering with low-income, working families. Th is partnership allows homeowners to realize their dream of owning quality, affordable and energy-efficient homes in safe and revitalizing neighborhoods in


COMMUNITY Chatham County. Habitat partner families are selected based on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner. They are required to complete fi nancial literacy classes, homeowner education and work closely with the Homeowner Services Manager to determine qualification. Over 150 homes have been built since the organization was founded locally in 1983 and current homes are built by community volunteers through partnerships, sponsors and grants. Future homeowner Tamika Jackson-Gregory said, “Being a Habitat for Humanity partner family means a great deal to me and my family. I am so looking forward to my very own groundbreaking ceremony, because I will be one step closer to fulfi lling my dream of homeownership. Not only am I gaining the tools that I need to obtain a home, but the knowledge to secure and maintain it. I look forward to the day that I can burn my mortgage and then I can truly say that my home is all

mine. Until then I will celebrate those that are breaking ground and burning their mortgages.” National Homeownership Week began in 1995 as a strategy of President Clinton’s administration to increase homeownership across the nation. In 2002, President George W. Bush expanded the observance to the entire month of June. These events are free, open to the public and all are encouraged to attend to see Habitat Savannah in action. “Press is defi nitely invited and encouraged to attend so the community can learn how Habitat is joining forces with the City of Savannah and other entities to develop affordable housing through ownership,” Schwartz said. “Community historians, local dignitaries and community members will be present. As with all events at Habitat Savannah, everything begins with prayer.” For information, visit habitatsavannah.org.

A family inhabits a home built by Habitat Savannah. The organization will host two events during Homeownership Month. PHOTO COURTESY OF HABITAT SAVANNAH

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“Lady Mahogany” Bowers stands among donations from the community as a showing of her dedication to her cause to feed children in need. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLESSINGS IN A BOOKBAG

Local grassroots organization supports school children Blessings in a Bookbag throws first Seersuckers, Stilettos and Stogies event

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BLESSINGS CAN COME in many forms, including stuffed bookbags. To continuously provide blessings for the community, a local community nonprofit organization, Blessings in a Bookbag, Inc., is hosting a fundraiser like they’ve never done before. Fundraising event, Seersuckers, Stilettos and Stogies Day Party, will take place on June 26 from 4-10 p.m. at Red Gates Farms. The organization released, Seersuckers, Stilettos and Stogies is their official day party where the community is invited to head out and enjoy food, drinks and also an opportunity to network with other business owners and collaborate in the community. Tickets for the event are $50 in advance and they will be $65 at the door. All proceeds will benefit BIBB. “We’re southerners so people have seersuckers and linen that they are just waiting to put on!” said Blessings in a Bookbag, Inc. Founder Weslyn Mahogany Bowers— widely known by her former radio-personality name “Lady Mahogany.” Lady Mahogany said BIBB hosts a

fundraiser every year, but due to the pandemic, Blessings in a Bookbag had to get creative and throw two fundraisers to be even more efficient. BIBB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year. This mission began with Lady Mahogany’s personal mission to be who she needed when she was an adolescent. The organization gathers protein, fruits, vegetables, milk, and non-perishable items, and packages them in large gallon-sized zip-close bags. Then, on Fridays, they show up in the Otis J Brock III Elementary School throughout the school year and during the Summer to disburse the food to students. The founder said, not only do the students receive food, but they also receive a smile, a hug and some consistency in their lives because children need all of those things. Lady Mahogany said she was born and raised here in Savannah, and she attended what was then Bartow Elementary but what is now Otis J Brock III Elementary School, she recalls life experiences that were not favorable for an elementary school girl.


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that needed it,” Bowers said. Lady Mahogany said that the organization’s support comes from the community. “Blessing in a Bookbag is a little different from other 501(c)(3)s because the majority of them receive some type of government funding,” Bowers said. “We have been alive for 10 years and we have not received any government funding. We have been able to survive as a 100% grassroots organization meaning that our funding, our volunteers, and our resources come directly from our community.” The founder said the organization likes to tap into reciprocity when engaging with the community— we serve them and they serve us, she said. “We like to teach a hand up and not a hand out so mutual community support is the way that we have been able to sustain ourselves,” Bowers said. Lady Mahogany asked that the community continue to come out, show love and support the mission again at the upcoming Seersuckers, Stilettos and Stogies Day Party. Up next, in August, BIBB will host its 10th annual Back to School Bash where donors, volunteers and supporters are needed. More information on this big bash will be released. “The kids are going to need more than ever this year because of the pandemic. I just know it,” Bowers said. Visit eventbrite.com/e/seersucker-stilettos-and-stoggies-day-party-tickets-156828493245 to purchase tickets for Seersuckers, Stilettos, and Stogies Day Party. To support and/or contact Blessings in a Bookbag, Inc. email blessinginabookbag@gmail.com or call 912-388-9102.

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“I remember eating a meal in Bartow Elementary School cafeteria on Friday morning at 11 a.m. and not having another meal until Monday morning when I returned back to school for breakfast,” Bowers said. “I was the kid on the receiving end of the [BIBB] bag but there was no bag. “I understand what it feels like to be a child and not have the simple need of food be fulfilled. When you come back to school you’re not focused on food, you’re focused on surviving and stability, and that becomes very hard on a child. So since then, I knew that this was something that was needed in my community.” Lady Mahogany said the organization’s mission is very personal to her. “That’s why it’s so much like water for me to run it,” said Bowers. “When you’re speaking from a fi rst-hand experience, it’s not hard to convince people that the need is strong.” The founder said the initiative started with her going back to her childhood school. Because she knew that there were many children that shared her former circumstance, she started going to the grocery stores and spending her own money to fi ll up bags and pass them out to school children from the trunk of her car. It started with 25 bags until one day the principal of the elementary school said to her, “We know who you are and we know what you’re doing. Let us help you,” Bowers said. “That’s how 25 bags turned into 250 bags that are passed out weekly and have been for over nine years. It only stayed at 25 bags for the fi rst six months, but I could not continue to pass out 25 bags when I knew there were 50 kids that needed it, 75 kids that needed it, 100 kids

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The Bohemian Hotel sits at W. Bay St. and is just one of the Kessler Collection properties seeking new employees.

POLISH YOUR RESUME, dress to impress and get your best smile ready because iconic local businesses are hiring and they want you. The Kessler Collection is hosting a job fair June 29 and June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JW Marriott Plant Riverside Amethyst Room on River St. Career opportunities are available for all levels in the following fields: culinary, housekeeping, engineering, security, front desk, retail and pool attendants. Positions are available at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, the Mansion on Forsyth Park and the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront. “Kessler Collection job fairs are being held on a rolling basis to fi ll new positions at all three of our Savannah properties,” said Nancy Kiska, area vice president of Human Resources for JW

Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. “We’re also planning to open our new Atlantic Building at Plant Riverside District this fall, so we are currently adding additional team members to staff the new building.” With additional federal unemployment benefits ending at the end of the month, this is a perfect opportunity to begin a new career or showcase existing experience. “We may very well see higher attendance at the Kessler Collection June job fair due to the fact that unemployment benefits will be reduced at the end of the month,” Kiska said. “It’s a great time to be looking for a job at The Kessler Collection, as we have a number of exciting positions available.” The portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and


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supervisor Sarah Semple said, “Working at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District is so inspiring. This property is not just a hotel. My coworkers have become family, and we treat each other with the respect we all deserve. There is always something new to learn each day. No matter what happens, there is always someone there to help.” Event highlights include on-site interviews, a tour of the properties, an overview of the benefits available to Kessler Collection associates and more. Hiring and attendance bonuses are available. While they have hired over 200 team

members in the past year, there are still 75 positions open. A variety of benefits include medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, pet insurance, special discounts and more. “We offer incredible benefits and a variety of ways to earn extra money as well as a sign-on bonus,” Kiska said. “We invite everyone who’s interested in working in Savannah’s hospitality industry to attend our June job fair.” This event is free and open to the public. For information, visit kesslercollection. com/careers.

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The Mansion on Forsyth Park sits at Drayton St. Community members can attend the job fair to seek employement at Kessler Collection properties. PHOTO COURTESY OF KESSLER COLLECTION

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Rescue dog Millie - the Bearded Lady - models a Bearded Lady Bandana ahead of the upcoming Tails & Ales Festival. PHOTO COURTESY OF BEARDED LADY BANDANAS

THE HUMANE SOCIETY for Greater Savannah is preparing for its fi rst ever Tails & Ales Festival. From June 25- 27, the bark-friendly fundraiser will be a must-attend summer event. With the purchase of a special Tails & Ales fundraiser cup, attendees will get unlimited discounted drinks from participating businesses. All proceeds from cup sales will directly support the HSGS. “Th is is the fi rst time we’ve done this event,” said Montana Tohm, Development & Foster Coordinator for HSGS. “We are hoping to sell over 500 cups.” Each year the HSGS spends approximately $100,000 on vaccines, preventative medications, vet care and specialty surgeries for dogs in need. Th is event will help support those essential services. Tails & Ales will also help local restaurants and bars, Tohm continued. “Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our medical department and to help bring business back to our restaurant community,” Tohm said. “COVID was very difficult for all of us and we want to let people

know the businesses are open and Savannah is ready to have fun again.” There will be six downtown establishments participating in the event: Starland Yard, Service Brewing Co., Moodrights, Water Witch Tiki, The Rail Pub and New Realm Distilling Co. Helping animals in need is a personal commitment for Brigitte Harley, Water Witch owner. “We are excited to participate in events that benefit the community,” she said. “I have always been a supporter of the Humane Society. Whose heart doesn’t pull when they see animals in need? The Humane Society has such passionate individuals doing great things for animals who can’t help themselves.” Zach Thoren, director of marketing for New Realm Brewing Co. explained, “Animals, and particularly pups, have been important to New Realm since our first year in business. We’ve had a longstanding partnership with Atlanta Humane Society and, with our expansion into Savannah, we’re thrilled to support the HSGS. We look forward to a long and puppy-kiss fi lled relationship with HSGS!” ‘TAILS’ CONTINUES ON PAGE 16

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Special drink menus will be released leading up to the festival. A sneak peek: Starland Yard will offer 50% off all draft beer and Water Witch will offer beer and tiki drink specials, including a $6 Beach Bum. Bearded Lady Bandanas and Bentley’s Pet Stuff — the event’s sponsors — will be at Starland Yard throughout the festival selling pet merch. “We LOVE the Humane Society and all that they do for the community,” explained Team Lead at Bentley’s Pet Stuff Nicole Penick. “We will have Bentley’s Beer — bone broth and water— and we will have a Bentley’s Mocktail —goat milk and watermelon— available for all the pups.” For Ashley Balzer, founder of Bearded Lady Bandannas, her rescue pup was the inspiration for her business. “We are super excited to partner with the Humane Society again,” Balzer said.

“We love their themed events. The Harry Potter event they hosted with Ghost Coast Distillery was a blast. We love the dogs and we love the people that work there. Our whole business has stemmed off of our love for our rescue dog, Amelia, lovingly known as Millie, who is the Bearded Lady. Montana Tohm [from HSGS] has also been a big supporter of our bandanas and we can’t thank her enough for sharing her platform and giving us the opportunity to reach other dog obsessed— and cat obsessed—humans like us!” Starland Yard hosts several charity events each month for a wide range of community non-profit organizations. “Since we are such a dog-friendly space, it is always a great fit for us to host shelter/rescue events.” explained Ava Pandiani, general manager, Starland Yard. “We’ve worked with the Humane Society in the past and they are always actively involving local businesses. When you have the ability to combine

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Bearded Lady Bandanas displays pet merch for the upcoming event. PHOTO COURTESY OF BEARDED LADY BANDANAS

fundraising for a great cause, dogs, and having a fun day out in Savannah, it’s a win-win-win.” Discounted drinks are unlimited with the use of your Tails & Ales cup. Be sure to plan your visits carefully as hours vary for each participating business. Fair warning, lost cups will not be replaced! Cups and t-shirts can be picked-up June 25-27 from 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. at Starland Yard. The purchaser of the cups must be present for pick-up. Th is is a 21+ event, so bring a valid form of ID.

Th is is a brand new dog friendly festival that you won’t want to miss! Cups are $20 with 100% of sales going to HSGS. Only a limited number of cups are being sold and they expect to sell out. The HSGS will also be selling special festival t-shirts. And, if you’re looking to adopt a four-legged friend, there will be adoptable dogs at different locations. Cups and Event T-shirts can be purchased via humanesocietysav.org/tickets. #GetThirstySavannah


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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson observes the many completed phases to the new Broughton St. PHOTO BY SHOTBYSOMI

BY JAMIE BURTON jamie@connectsavannah.com

A finished medallion serves to show progress in the Broughton Streetscapes Presentations on the City’s website. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF SAVANNAH

New lightpoles line the newly and continuously constructed Broughton St. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF SAVANNAH

AFTER MONTHS OF construction, a part of the Broughton Streetscape Improvement Project is complete. Now, it’s time to bring life and the community back to the businesses on Broughton which have been impacted by the construction. Connect Savannah and the City of Savannah have created a day to do just that; Explore Broughton Community Day. “The City of Savannah welcomes locals and visitors alike to join us on June 26 to Explore Broughton,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. “Come support local businesses and witness Savannah’s new normal and the transformation of Broughton Street.” Broughton Street will be closed from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Jefferson St. starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Kicking off at 10 a.m. in front of LuluLemon, both Pure Barre and New Yoga Now will teach back-to-back one hourlong workout classes. Those attending the classes are asked to bring a mat, towel, water and are invited to bring a pal.

Visitors and residents of Savannah can also stop by to enjoy live music from local bands, Keystone Postcard and Whaleboat. Representatives from Savannah’s leader in radio, Dick Broadcasting Company, will also be in attendance to make announcements and play music. Along the closed streets, numerous Broughton businesses will have their own tables to engage with the community and display products available in their store. These vendors will also be a part of the Explore Broughton Bingo Card, handed out on Community Day. Prizes will be available for the first 10 people who complete the bingo card by visiting each spot. Families will also get the chance to take part in life-size games such as Jenga, chess and cornhole. The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will have a table nearby with recruitment information, a selfie station and the opportunity to create special craft with them. Explore Broughton Community Day is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and family; it’s going to be a fun day.

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FOOD & DRINK

Above: Wing-N-It serves a fan favorite, honey lemon-pepper wings along with handcut fries. PHOTO COURTESY OF WING-N-IT

Right: A plate is served with Wing-N-It cauliflower wings, handcut fries and honey biscuits. PHOTO COURTESY OF WING-N-IT

Below: Cauliflower wings serve as a great alternative for vegetarians.

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A team member preps jerk ranch as an addition to any order. PHOTO COURTESY OF WING-N-IT

Poppin’ up, Wing-N-It Local wing pop-up shop gaining traction across Georgia BY BRANDY SIMPKINS brandy@connectsavannah.com

WHO DOESN’T LOVE a good, fried chicken wing glazed in freshly made honey lemon pepper sauce with a delicious side of handcut fries made to order? Only the people who haven’t tried it. Wing-N-It Savannah was birthed in the pandemic during a time where many decided to follow their life’s passion and make a living from their heart. Kenneth Rouche is the owner of Wing-N-It Savannah, your “not-soformal wing shop.” The special thing about the shop is that it doesn’t have a stationary location, but you can

catch the Wing-N-It team popping up all over town. The owner says that his pop up wing shop has a strong sense of community and they aim to drive communities together across Georgia, starting with his hometown of Savannah. Rouche says that he made WingN-It intentionally less accessible than many of the other wing spots in Savannah to keep people guessing. Operating primarily through social media, you have to be “in the know” to know where Wing-N-It is going to pop up next. Rouche said he and his team intentionally try to hit every part of Georgia. From Macon to Augusta to Atlanta on a monthly basis and even


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Wing-N-It wings are made fresh and made to order. PHOTO COURTESY OF WING-N-IT

positions in the food industry for many years. He said because of his education and experience, he developed stable concepts behind creating and serving food and a great busy savvy. The owner said he finally decided instead of making other companies more rich and successful why not direct that toward his own business? Rouche said his goal is to make Wing-N-It a franchise, and due to his gaining popularity amongst locals, he’s off to a good start. “Our goal is to be the best wing spot in Georgia,” he said. “We will take over our state first and then go from there.” For the sake of a sneak peak, one of Wing-N-It’s upcoming events involves partnering with Paint Bar for a ‘Trap N Paint’ Glow Party on July 3. Of course, you have to visit Wing-N-It’s Facebook page for more details. Visit www.facebook.com/

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MUSIC The Reunion

Local DJs to host live music and art event Saturday

Joel Adams, Primal, performs his music live. PHOTO BY HERRERASHOOT BY LAUREN WOLVERTON lauren@connectsavannah.com

AS SAVANNAH’S LIVE music scene continues to grow and evolve, a group of local DJs are working to make sure electronic music is welcome in the Hostess City. Brandon Archer, aka Stiltz, is a DJ and producer who was born and raised in Savannah. He is the Event Director for North South Far West DJ Collective and production group Kosmic Evolution. Archer has spent years creating electronic music and attending major music festivals across the country, and now he said he’s ready to see Savannah get on the map. On June 26, Archer is teaming up with Moonstoned Market and The Firm to put on The Reunion. The Reunion is an all day live music and art market event meant to bring the community together. The event will be at The Firm’s new

location, 903 East 70th St., from 2-8:30 p.m. There will be 15 local DJs performing, local vendors, flow artists and live painters on site. Entry to The Reunion is $15, and the event is BYOB. The impressive local DJ lineup includes Stiltz, Barbosa, Wizard Musik, Lvnlife, Warboiz, Primal, Geisha, Figatron, Squidnee, Skelector, B-Riel, Xenotype, Vakarius and DJ HD. Archer said that though Savannah is overflowing with live music nearly every day of the week, he feels that electronic music is missing from the schedule. He said he’s had a difficult time fi nding local venues that are open to his genre of music. He explained that venue owners aren’t being mean, they’re just a little weary because there may not be a high demand for electronic music among customers, and sometimes electronic music gets a bad reputation. Primal, aka Joel Adams, has found a

home for himself at Barrel House South on Congress Street. He said the Barrel House team welcomes his music and the packed house that comes with it. “I think we can show people that it’s not what they think it is, it’s not people falling around, it’s not a crowd of people on drugs,” Adams said. Archer said he believes the negative reputation associated with electronic music comes from the genre being heavily marketed to college students over the last few years, creating the idea that electronic music is only for people looking to party hard. However, he said his music is for everyone, even for families. This is why Archer said NSFW DJ Collective and Kosmic Evolution are working to host daytime events at local venues. He said the goal is to put on approachable, market-style shows to get the community comfortable with the genre. “If someone says ‘well I can’t get a babysitter,’ then they can bring their family,”Archer said. “We’ll have crafts, we’ll have cornhole, we’ll have this and that. At our last event, we had a big water slide for kids. So, their parents can

dance, and their kids are right there with them. We try to bring in plenty of stuff for kids and teenagers.” Archer said he won’t stop at The Reunion. He’s already thinking about future events and plans to only get bigger and better from here. “I definitely want to keep the local vendors,” Archer said. “I love the live art. I really want to find somewhere where we can do a daytime event that goes into the nighttime so we can do some lights and lasers and stuff.” Overall, both Archer and Adams agreed that Savannah is the perfect city to pursue their passions. “I love Savannah,” Adams said. “It’s done a lot for me.” When asked what he hopes the community takes away from The Reunion and future events, Archer said, “togetherness, happiness, and family.” “All of our DJ friends are open and lovey-dovey,” Archer added. “We want to welcome everyone. People who don’t have many friends, people who feel depressed, people who are down. Come join in.”

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Stiltz DJs performs live at a local show. PHOTO BY BRIAN RENDON COCO PHOTOGRAPHY

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WHO IS PLAYING WHERE THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY 6/23 LIVE MUSIC

Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 6 p.m. McDonough’s Blues with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

El-Rocko Lounge Trivia with Jules and Chris Grimmett, 9-11:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Trivia Night with Jess Shaw, 6:30 p.m. The Wormhole Bingo, 10 p.m.-midnight

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Mint to Be Mojito’s Open Mic/Live Karaoke, 5-11 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Totally Awesome Bar Savannah Comedy Underground, 9 p.m.

THURSDAY 6/24 LIVE MUSIC

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies & Music, 5-9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Bar Food Trivia Night, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Family Feud, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Karaoke Night, 8 p.m.

COMEDY

Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.

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Club 51 Degrees DJ B-Rad, 9 p.m. Top Deck Sunset Deck Party, 6 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Service Brewing Company Service Brewing Run Club, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 6/25 LIVE MUSIC

bar.food Dave Smith, 6 p.m. Churchill’s Pub Jason Bible, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Thomas Claxton & The Myth, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Kut Daily, 10 p.m.

Jazz’d Tapas Bar Joe Nelson Duo, 7:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. River House Stan Ray, 6 p.m. Service Brewing Company SUSTO, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Ga Kyle, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m.

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Club 51 Degrees DJ Fer, DJ Emalo, DJ Lil G, DJ BRad, 9 p.m. VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar DJ Primal, 9 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.

SATURDAY 6/26 LIVE MUSIC

Black Dream Restaurant & Lounge Island Rock: Reggae Concert, 10 p.m. Churchill’s Pub At Sundown, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Toxic Oscar, 7 p.m. Collins Quarter at Forsyth Bourbon Bros, 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The 502s, 7 p.m. GSU Armstrong Campus Auditorium All Things Must Pass: A Celebration of Global Beatles Day, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar FreeSpirits, 7:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard, 6 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Eric Clark, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blueberry Hill Pool Tournament, 2 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bar Food Karaoke Night, 10 p.m.

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Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m.

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BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.

SUNDAY 6/27 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. Top Deck Bourbon Bros, 2 p.m. The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 6:30 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

MONDAY 6/28 LIVE MUSIC

Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Musical open Mic & Jam, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Club One Super Gay Bingo, 5:30 p.m. Starland Yard Music Bingo, 7-9 p.m.

KARAOKE

LIVE MUSIC

McDonough’s Open Mic/Jam, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia Tuesday, 7 p.m. Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen Trivia Tuesday, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Starland Yard Trivia with Chris Grimmett, 6:30 The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 6/29

Stafford’s Public House Stafford’s Tuesday Comedy Open Mic, 8:30-11:45 p.m.

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.

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DEAD SEE PROPHETS @ THE WORMHOLE

Hit the Starland District Friday night for a hot Wormhole double feature. After comedian Krystle Pierce puts you into convulsions with her “blerd” take on things, stick around for covers and more f rom local rockers Dead See Prophets. They put an interesting spin on artists f rom Johnny Cash to Alice in Chains, and will surely play a bunch of songs you want to hear. FRIDAY, JUNE 25 | 10 PM

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ROBERT WILLIS @ STING RAY’S

On your way in, try not to be stunned into paralysis by the Sting Ray’s logo, humanity’s crowning achievement in graphic arts. See, there’s a sting ray wearing sunglasses, right? And it’s hoisting a frosty mug of beer aloft. But it’s also IN a giant frosty beer mug, if you can believe it. Simply put, it gets no better. Pair that life-affirming visual with the extraordinary guitar talent of Savannah Songwriter Series veteran Robert Willis for a memorable Sunday. SUNDAY, JUNE 27 | 6 PM

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Charleston’s indie-rock combo blends rock, acoustic and alt-country with crystal clear vocals detailing personal topics of faith, identity and illicit substances. SUSTO’s melodies are sturdy enough to support deeply emotional topics and friendly enough to let you in and hear what the band has to say. Atlanta’s psychdream-pop act Rose Hotel opens the show. FRIDAY, JUNE 25 | 7 PM

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Art covers the walls at the new Estes Gallery. PHOTO COURTESY OF ESTES GALLERY

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husband Jimmy by her side, steered the Arts on the Coast through to where it is today. When Odom approached current Arts on the Coast President Sarah Volker about dedicating the gallery, the decision was mutual as Estes played not only a critical role in the founding of the organization, but during her tenure, worked diligently and passionately to bring the community closer to the arts. It’s a really interesting story from the perspective of the community coming in and supporting the arts versus an arts organization approaching a business about being involved with the arts. The Great Oaks Bank and Arts on the Coast Gallery is a partnership that will surely benefit the community for years


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Local art fills the walls at the new gallery. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ESTES GALLERY

The new gallery in Richmond Hill sits at 42 Town Centre Dr.

Gallery will rotate periodically, keeping a fresh collection of art continuously on view. The Arts on the Coast has grown every year since its inception. They have members that live here in Richmond Hill, but they also have several members that reside in Pooler, Savannah, Tybee Island, Hinesville, Midway, Brunswick and out toward The Landings. The Arts on the Coast is a very inclusive group, and everyone is always invited to be a member and participate in events held throughout the year, such as the upcoming annual exhibit which is typically its largest and most prestigious event. For the last six years, Arts on the

Coast has held its Annual Art Exhibit at the Photopoint Gallery. Entitled Southbound, the juried show opens on June 24 and is on view through Sept. 11. “Southbound is an art exhibit visually interpreting Georgia’s vibrant and diverse musical heritage,” an Arts on the Coast representative said. “Fifteen songs have been selected to form the 2021 Arts on the Coast Annual Exhibit Playlist, a list that includes only music performed, arranged, written, composed, produced, and/or created by a music artist from Georgia.” The gallery is located at 42 Town Centre Dr. in Richmond Hill. Visit artsonthecoast.org.

Top left: Board Member Debbie Hallman, left; Arts on the Coast Supporter Clancy Mathews; and Arts on the Coast Board Member/Secretary Patricia Harper Mathews. Middle left: Arts on the Coast Member, Peach Hubbard; Arts on the Coast President, Sarah Volker; Arts on the Coast supporter ‘Hub’ Hubbard; founding Arts on the Coast Member/ Past President Barbara Estes; and Richmond Hill Visitors Center Executive Director, Christy Sherman, celebrate the opening in Richmond Hill. Bottom left: Great Oaks Bank CEO: Mike Odom; Barbara Estes, founding Arts on the Coast Member/Past President; and Sarah Volker, Arts on the Coast President all celebrate the opening of the new gallery.

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to come.” Works on display include paintings, photography, and mostly two-dimensional art. The presenting artists are currently active members of Arts on the Coast by SCAD alumnae Joy Dunigan, SCAD alumnae Heather Young, Sarah Volker, Carol Hartley, Leslie Murphy, Paul Downs, Patty Matthews and Kathy Hatcher. “Our vision was to make local artwork readily available for the community to enjoy,” stated CEO Mike Odom. “Arts on the Coast has been a pleasure to collaborate with and we are proud to feature their artists in the bank.” With the help of Arts on the Coast, work on display in the Great Oaks Bank

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BY ORRIN KONHEIM BY BETH STEWART

AFTER OVER A YEAR of primarily virSAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY, tual fare and a canceled VOICE festival last located at 705 E. Anderson St., offers students a August, Savannah VOICE Festival will be unique educational experience in downtown back bigger than ever for its ninth annual Savannah. One of five charter schools in the festival this July. Savannah-Chatham County School System, SVF Co-founder and Director Maria SCA is the only tuition-free, public school Zouves believes the pandemic conditions option featuring grades K-12 where students have made them stronger than ever. can grow and develop in one location through“We were challenged with it, but we come out their educational careers. out of it well,” Zouves said. “Why? Because Their mission is to provide every child with a we were fortunate to have our supporters classical and academically rigorous education stay with us through the process. We were while instilling commitment to civic virtue and just very fortunate that our audiences saw moral character. that and responded.” Under the leadership of Executive Director The two-week summer festival that celeBarry Lollis, SCA has become known for qualbrates classic voice performance, opera and ity academic programs and results. musical theater has been a mainstay on the “We support students with high expectations Savannah arts scene since its founding two for student behavior supported by our eight years ago. core virtues,” Lollis said. In the year following quarantine, SVF Modeled after the classical virtues, Savanhas presented 25 different events with a nah Classical Academy integrates compassion, total of 51 streams across 22 countries in the courage, diligence, integrity, perseverance, year after circumstances forced them to go respect, responsibility and temperance virtual. throughout the curriculum and at all grade “We’ve cultivated new audiences that levels. never heard about Savannah as a city of Classical education is rooted in the ancient never heard it that way,” Zouves said. Greek philosophy with the purpose of educaTo ensure they hold onto that global audition being to provide better citizenry. Savannah ence, the Savannah VOICE Festival will conClassical Academy provides students a chaltinue to broadcast all their live performances lenging education focusing on mastering core virtually. subjects as a priority. Another unforeseen advantage of the Founded in 2013 by community members broadcasting during the pandemic is that desiring a high-quality K-12 public school the SVF now has a library of recordings that option for families, SCA has added an addithey can play back at later time. tional grade each year. They celebrated their One of the festival’s most innovative profirst graduating class in 2020. grams is “Flashback” in which singers duet With around 500 students projected for the with a prior recording of their singing that 2021-2022 school year, class sizes are smaller was recorded during quarantine. than traditional schools enabling educators to One highlight of the fest will be the origprovide focused attention for each student. inal opera “A Royal Feast.” The work was Laurie Gaylord, a second grade teacher, has written by composer-in-residence Michael been in the public school system for 24 years Ching as a sequel to Gioachino Rossino’s “La and teaching at Savannah Classical Academy Centerentola” which is an operatic retelling for three years. of “Cinderella.” “SCA is unique because it is a small school What makes the presentation of “A Royal where we get to see the children grow up and Feast” truly community-oriented was that it thrive throughout various avenues,” she said. was written in collaboration with students “We get to see their academic, physical and from the Esther F Garrison School for the social growth throughout the time they are Arts who had input in the plot, the music with us.” and the text. SVF has been partnering with

the local school system throughout its exisWith many academic and club options, SCA tence, but this year accommodations had to also offers a K-12 Spanish language program, be made. The workshops were conducted via a Strings program providing a musical instruZoom and led by Ching, Sonka, and Esther F. ment to each student once they reach third Garrison teachers. grade and an audio/video and film program. While the original opera was in Italian, Sports programs include boys’ and girls’ basthis version will be in English to accommoketball, track, cross country, golf, cheerleading, date the vast majority of middle schoolers tennis and girls’ volleyball. Boys’ and girls’ socwho aren’t well-versed in romance lancer will be added in 2021-2022. guages enough to write opera in it. Savannah Classical Academy also collaboThe play will be directed by Chad Sonka rates with Georgia Technical’s Center for Eduwho is an alumni of SVF’s Sherrill Milnes’ cation Integrating Science, Mathematics, and VOICE program and is currently in his Computing program and Junior Achievement eighth year with SVF. He originally joined for STEM for hands-on practical application of through a connection in New York City and concepts learned in class. currently commutes to the Peach State from High school students are also expected to Iowa to maintain his position as artistic and earn college credit while working toward gradoutreach director. uation and Savannah Classical Academy is the “They are a wonderfully supportive family only school covering the cost of dual enrolland teach the total artist the skills needed ment once a student exceeds the credit hours to sustain a career in music,” said Sonka in paid for by the state. response to a question of why he remains so “SCA is the only local school, and the only active with the organization despite the geoschool we are aware of in the state, that prographical inconvenience. vides this funding and support to students once Sonka, who will sing in addition to directthe hour maximum for state paid tuition is met ing, is one of many performers that come saving parent tuition fees,” Lollis explained. back to SVF year after year and Zouves likens In addition to dual enrollment courses, it to a theater repertory company. Although Savannah Classical Academy offers the only new performers are auditioned every year, local culinary arts program, partnering with the group will only be able to start rehearsals Savannah Technical College, where students during the festival, so a strong shorthand earn college credits and technical college creand professionalism is necessary. dentials while in high school. SVF has been directing a lot of resources As the only local K-12 public school, Savanto a production of La Vie Boheme which nah Classical Academy’s goal is to have many might recognize as the basis of the hit younger and older students working together to Broadway show Rent. Zouves said this is a build school community and virtuous actions. good example of a work that straddles the They are able to hold assemblies with the entire line well between opera and musical theater school fostering a sense of togetherness unparthat she is dedicated to exploring. alleled in other local public schools. “I think lines blur, I think it’s a question of “SCA is continuing to grow and add acainnovative concepts of cannon features and demic and extracurricular options for stunew pieces that are thought provoking,” she dents,” Lollis added with the school expanding said. “So, I think young audiences are very each year. “Students that matriculate K-12 will much into the love of La Vie Boheme just as follow a rigorous academic program with many they were into Rent on which it is based.” off-campus experiences and extracurricular The Savannah VOICE Festival is presentprograms for a balanced education.” ing an abridged version to trim down the To attend, families must submit an applicathree-hour running time. There will be no tion and are chosen through an annual enrollchorus and the focus with the focus simply ment lottery. Slots are limited each year. being on six leads. Additionally, there will be no time frame to the story. Learn more by visiting savannahclassi“We are doing it as sort of an evergreen calacademy.org. story of love and death,” Zouves said.


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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS

Arts on the Coast Annual Exhibit Opening Reception

The opening reception to Southbound takes place in Thursday, July 24. It is open and free to the general public. Cocktails will be served on the open patio areas. Southbound is an art exhibit visually interpreting Georgia’s vibrant and diverse musical heritage. Fifteen songs have been selected to form the 2021 Arts on the Coast Annual Exhibit Playlist, a list that includes only music performed, arranged, written, composed, produced, and/or created by a music artist from Georgia. The selection features a wide variety of genres: rock, jazz, pop, and R&B, to soul, country, and folk. Artists shall create an original work of art that depicts a song/ artist and/or its various aspects, to visually interpret the obvious to the abstract, from the down and dirty, to the sublime. 5-8 p.m.. 9123985776 joy.dunigan@Joysavannah.com. 30 Cherokee St Richmond Hill, GA CONTINUING EXHIBITS

Amiri Geuka Farris - “Dreaming Savannah” Art Exhibit

Part of the 2021 Savan-

nah Series, view artist Amiri Geuka Farris’ multimedia works in a solo exhibit inspired by Savannah, Georgia! The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located in The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, continues its 2021 Savannah Series with a solo exhibit by multimedia artist Amiri Geuka Farris. More on grandbohemiangallery.com/. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. 912-721-5007. The Grand Bohemian Gallery 700 Drayton St

‘A City View from the Table of My House’ by Carlos Garaicoa

Based in Madrid and Havana, Carlos Garaicoa originally trained in thermodynamics and later in painting, lending him a unique perspective on the relationship of social and historical structures to architecture and urbanism. For his solo exhibition A City View from the Table of My House, Garaicoa will present a very particular retrospective exercise, which studies the format of the table as one of the most fertile substrates for his artistic production. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

‘Mainly for Women’ by Paulina Olowska

‘Mainly for Women’ will continue to be on display until July 11. The show displays a sumptuous array of

paintings by Polish artist Paulina Olowska, highlighting her storied exploration into female archetypes. Olowska immerses herself within the world of womanhood via her mastery of appropriation and homage, creating paintings that draw out the psychosexual and sociopolitical constructs of the female experience. Her rapid brushstrokes render naïve photorealist forms that are redolent with the feeling of bygone eras, as her colors appear softened by the passage of time. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

commission of new works by Rose B. Simpson, the artist surpasses the signature human scale typical of her figurative sculptures, bringing bodily forms to an unprecedented totemic stature. Simultaneously, Simpson further probes the capabilities of sculpture with forays into two-dimensional laser-cut metal formations. These works act as flattened sundials that serve as points of contact to matching vinyl designs placed on the window of each SCAD Museum of Art Jewel Box. $10 general admission scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

‘A Message from Venus’ by Christto & Andrew

Re-Cor-Dare by Sauda Mitchell

In A Message from Venus, the duo’s first U.S. museum exhibition, the artists present recent photographs that speak to our globalized culture at a time when our relationships to and experiences of image-making technology are dissimilar. The artists’ photographs proffer objects loaded with symbolism and figures that paradoxically seem to inhabit a place neither past nor future that could exist within various cultural systems... more on scadmoa. org/exhibitions/a-message-from-venus. scadmoa.org/. $10 SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

‘Count Down’ by Rose Simpson

In Countdown, a major

Re-Cor-Dare is a solo #art912 exhibition of Savannah-based artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b. 1981). Mitchell’s prints, paintings, and artist books serve as compelling visual responses to her sustained engagement with archival collection materials. In researching personal papers, photographs, artifacts, and curated digital collections, her work explores thematic topics of study relating to the Black experience. More on.. telfair.org/exhibitions/re-cor-daresauda-mitchell/. Jepson Center for the Arts 207 West York St.

‘Vehicles of Change’ by Anne-Solene Bayan

This exhibition will

consider the pivotal role the automobile played in advancing societal and political revolutions in the United States in the 20th century. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, buses and cars were used to combat systematic racism and segregation enforced by Jim Crow. This was exemplified most famously in the Montgomery bus boycott and in the Freedom Riders’ journeys to the South... more on telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts 207 West York St. CLASSES

Mandala Creations - Spiritual Art Workshop

A mandala (in Sanskrit means “circle”) is a spiritual and ritual symbol used by Hinduists and Buddhists to represent the universe.It’s a wonderful tool that helps us connect, heal and focus. It assists us in reaching the sacred internal space that gives us peace and tranquility, plus they are really fun to make. As every individual is different all the mandalas created will be different. Mia

Adams will assist you in creating your mandala from scratch.All materials are included and you will take your mandala home at the end of the workshop. Beverages and snacks will be available and complimentary. $75 4 p.m.. CosmicCornerSavannah.com. Cosmic Corner 305 E. 38th st.

A Galactic Couple

Head to Painting with a Twist Pooler for a guided painting session of “A Galactic Couple.” $37-$47 per person 9-11 p.m. Painting with a Twist 107 Grand Central Blvd, Ste 205 Pooler, GA 31322

Kid’s Activity Space At Henny Penny

On June 1, Henny Penny Cafe will re-open Henny Penny’s Art Space for kids. Kids will have the chance to get creative seven days a week, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and will be offering a new project weekly, plus art kits and play doh. New projects will be announced on their website and Instagram. 850.261.0805. ben@houseofkindling.com. 29 CONNECT SAVANNAH | JUNE 23-29, 2021

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Children play at an event by Family Promise. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FAMILY PROMISE NATIONAL

A night in their shoes

Bringing awareness to family homelessness with Family

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A family is shown at a Family Promise event.

WHEN YOU THINK of homelessness, you likely recall images of the chronically homeless. These are the people you pass on the street who are suffering from mental illness, addiction or other circumstances. But there’s a hidden homeless population far less familiar to the public – families. “We don’t see those families with children,” said Katrina Bostick, executive director of Family Promise of the Coastal Empire. “We don’t see the working poor who are on their neighbor’s couch or

residing in hotels.” Family Promise invites you to take a glimpse into the lives of homeless families by participating in “Night Without a Bed” – a social media campaign intended to raise awareness and show compassion and solidarity for families experiencing homelessness. On June 26, you’re encouraged to get out of your bed and your comfort zone by spending the night in your car, a tent, or on the living room floor, and post a photo to social media using the hashtag #NightWithoutABed. If you look up the hashtag now, you’ll find photos of others from around the


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A family attends an event with Family Promise. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FAMILY PROMISE NATIONAL

suffer from feelings of instability, tension, and shame without a permanent residence. “We have a lack of affordable housing in our community among other barriers that families face,” Bostick said. “Those could be criminal background, bad credit, lack of income or not enough income. It takes $19.21 an hour to afford a two-bedroom unit in our community.” Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 per hour. With “some limited exceptions,” the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 applies according to the Georgia Department of Labor website. “Most apartment complexes and landlords in our communities require that renters have three times the rate of the rent to be able to afford that unit,” Bostick said. “For a single mom or dad or even a two-parent household, we know that that can be unrealistic.” On June 30, just four days after “Night Without a Bed,” a COVID-instigated federal eviction moratorium protecting residents from evictions will come to an end. The timing of this campaign could not be more crucial.

Organizers with Family Promise help kids play at an event.

“The rate of evictions will definitely increase within the next couple of weeks,” Bostick said. “We need to bring light to the housing issues that are in our community and to those who could be impacted.” If you’re looking for other ways you can help, Bostick asks that, first and foremost, you show compassion for the homeless community. You’re also encouraged to write our legislators and advocate for affordable housing in our communities and a living wage. Savannah’s housing market and tourism are experiencing significant growth. As a result, the cost of living in our city is increasing. Our growth is celebrated by those with means while others are pushed closer toward homelessness.

“One thing COVID has shown us is that we are all extremely close to experiencing an episode of homelessness,” Bostick said. “In 2020, we saw a lot of people who are professionals in our community who never thought that they would have to seek our services. Always show kindness and love because you never know when you or one of your family members could be on the receiving end of our services. And be empathetic to those that you come in contact with who are experiencing homelessness.” Share a photo to social media using the hashtag #NightWithoutABed on June 26 showing you out of your bed and your comfort zone, spending the night in your car, a tent, or on the living room floor.

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country who have participated in this national campaign in the past. It’s troubling to see a child sleeping in a car knowing that there are children truly living this experience every day. “We’re trying to give individuals an idea of what our families have to work through,” Bostwick said. “It’s really putting a face on what family homelessness looks like. Our families are residing in their vehicles, in hotels that might be unsafe, abandoned buildings and storage units. They’re not in safe spaces.” Across the country, there are people trying to create stable circumstances for their family who just can’t find their foothold. In Chatham County alone, there are over 1,500 homeless students according to Bostick. Many of these families are in doubled-up households, meaning two or more families are sharing a disproportionately small residence. Hundreds of others are residing in inexpensive and typically dangerous highway motels. These precarious circumstances are often a precursor to complete homelessness and take an enormous toll on mental health. Family members, especially children, can

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2022 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES LOCATED IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA SCOPE OF SERVICES: The City of Savannah is seeking to fund programs and services for Fiscal Year 2022 that assist in achieving the goals and priorities identified in the City’s 2021 Budget Policy Direction and Resource Guide as outlined in the “Community Partnership Program 2022 Request for Proposals” which must benefit the residents of Savannah, Georgia. For more information about eligible funding categories, see the Community Partnership Program Request for Proposals on the City’s website at http://savannahga.gov/grants. To learn more about the City Council’s priorities, please see the City’s 2021 Budget Policy Direction and Resource Guide located at https://www.savannahga. gov/BudgetPolicyGuide Proposals will be evaluated by one or more selection committees, and successful proposals will be recommended for funding in varying amounts from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000 for Community Services contracts and up to $200,000 for Homeless Continuum of Care Management. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Agencies wishing to submit a proposal must use the grant application portal provided on the City’s website at http://savannahga.gov/grants. The Community Partnership Program Request for Proposals Overview, proposal forms, and budget worksheets will be available beginning June 18, 2021.

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NOTE: The Community Partnership Program does not fund homeless assistance programs and activities. The City of Savannah receives federal entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to support homeless service programs (street outreach, emergency shelter, homeless prevention (rent and utility assistance)) and homeless management information systems. If your agency is seeking a grant for homeless assistance services, your application must be submitted through the Emergency Solutions Program application process at http://savannahga.gov/grants.

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ACROSS 1 Home planet of TV’s ALF 7 Sex ed subj. 10 Tests for college credit, briefly 13 Constellation whose name means “eagle” 14 “The Andy Griffith Show” kid 15 “High School Musical” star Efron 16 Keeps going and going 17 Quite skilled 19 Tavern gambling game, in some states 21 One more than zwei 22 It may get tacked on 23 Features erroneously added to male cows in some cartoons 25 Streaming device maker 29 More encrusted 32 JFK flier, once 33 Smokey Robinson song that was covered by The Jackson 5 36 Veterans will mention it’s not their first 37 Offensive or defensive player 38 Mature, legally 42 Taco Bell taco variety with a unique shell 45 Ozone depleter, for short 48 Strengthen 49 Subway map dot 50 Reason for excommunication 52 “___ appetit!” 54 Nastase of tennis 55 Started to stall, like a bad Internet connection

62 Chicano rock band with the apt debut album “How Will the Wolf Survive?” 64 ___ Creed (church recitation) 65 Singer Kamoze with the 1994 hit “Here Comes the Hotstepper” 66 Venti, e.g. 67 “Dollface” actress Povitsky 68 Part of MS-DOS (abbr.) 69 Night before 70 Create a new draft of DOWN 1 Sports announcer Albert 2 Prefix for lateral 3 Ilsa ___ (“Casablanca” character) 4 ___-en-scene (stage setting) 5 Icy 6 Ex-ballplayer who wrote “Juiced” 7 Get a glimpse of 8 Gauzy, like a light dress 9 “No Sudden Move” actor Benicio ___ Toro 10 Sky blue hues 11 Indianapolis five 12 Flaky metamorphic rock that sometimes gets laughs in high school geology 14 Plastic ___ Band 18 Like the length and width of most crossword grids 20 Description for some conditioners 24 “Cats rule, dogs ___” (“Homeward Bound” line) 25 1980s D.C. monogram 26 “Well, well, well!” 27 Floored, as a boxer

28 Well-trodden 30 1977 Burton role in “Roots” 31 Not certain 34 Pillages 35 Crafts that are also called UAPs (as of 2021 news) 39 Do something 40 Marshmallow residue 41 Prescience of a sort 43 They Might Be Giants title character who “proudly stands at the rainbow’s end” 44 Reverend known for confusing initial letters 45 Restaurant chain with a green and red logo 46 Arson, e.g. 47 Tense situation 51 Fish sometimes wrapped in rice 53 Staticky output 56 Move like lava 57 Cat-loving poet’s initials 58 “Great White North” sketch show 59 City north of Utah Lake 60 Wallet stuffers 61 “OK, now where ___ we?” 63 Sugary suffix0

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Team Savannah’s Chris O’Malley (far right) receives an award from Step One Automotive Group.

STEP ONE AUTO PRESENTS LOCAL HERO AWARD TO TEAM SAVANNAH’S CHRIS O’MALLEY AT THE 2021 RAM TRX LAUNCH

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Step One Automotive Group hosts launch of the new 2021 Ram 15000 TRX on Wednesday June 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat’s 8701 Abercorn Street location. The evening was highlighted with Step One awarding Team Savannah president Chris O’Malley’s team’s generous work including finding a home and financial assistance for a veteran who was previously living in his car.

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LIONS CLUB OF SAVANNAH INDUCTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS. Lions Club of Savannah inducts new board members including Garlana Matthews as the 2021/2022 President and Lion of the Year at Grand Lake Lodge on June 13, 2021. Members gathered together at the lodge to enjoy food, drinks, and the Lion’s Club community.

Lions Club members toasting the new Board members!

Matt Syno and Jim Grabowski chatting it up pre-run.

Roger Deschenes and Joseph Cetti

Susan Speros, Gator Rivers, Sherri Forbes, Heather Radtke

Erica and Larry Baskin, Sherri Forbes.

FaithScott Scheidt, Lion’s Club president Garlana Mathews

Rushe Hudzinski, Michelle Wilds

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