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Looking ahead @ Geekend. Nov. 8–10. @ Needtobreathe. Nov. 8. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Asbury Memorial Theatre: God’s Favorite. Nov. 9–18. @ Savannah Community Theatre: Mercer and Me. Nov. 9–18. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Film screening: The Shining. Nov. 10. Trustees Theater. @ Jake Owen. Nov. 10. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Children’s Book Festival. Nov. 10. Forsyth Park. @ Film screening: Bag It. Lucas Theatre. Nov. 15. @ Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and soloists: Opera: Carmina Burana, Peer Gynt and others. Nov. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Nutcracker. Columbia City Ballet. Nov. 24. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Savannah Danse Theatre: The Nutcracker in Savannah. Lucas Theatre. @ AASU Masquers: Dramarama. Nov. 23–Dec. 2. @ Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy. MLK Arena. Nov. 29–Dec. 2. @ The Collective Face: Salome. Nov. 30–Dec. 9. @ Film screening: In the Family, with writer/director Patrick Wang. Dec. 2. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Chris Young. Dec. 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Cinderella. State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Jan. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Snow White. Columbia City Ballet. Feb. 9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23, Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ Savannah Music Festival. March 21–April 6. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

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WEEK AT A GLANCE Alee Temple ‘Terror Plantation’

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What: Scary fun benefiting charity. When: Halloween night, 7-11 p.m.. Where: Alee Temple, Skidaway & Eisen-

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Wednesday Coastal Empire Fair continues

What: The traditional harbinger of fall in Savannah is here, with rides, carnival food, the Fearless Flores Thrill Show, educational exhibits and a concert by Passafire on Nov. 4. Organized by the Exchange Club of Savannah When: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Where: Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding St Cost: $7. Unlimited ride bracelet $20. Under 10, free. Info: coastalempirefair.com/

Savannah Film Festival continues

What: It’s the 15th annual showcase of new films, from Hollywood to studentcreated, that’s become Savannah’s signature celebrity-watching event. Sponsored by SCAD. When: Through Nov. 3 Info: filmfest.scad.edu/

Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon What: Thousands of runners start at City Hall and run miles through the city, past music stages placed throughout the course. Race end and wrap party at Forsyth Park bandshell featuring The New Familiars and Adelitas Way. When: Sat. Nov. 3, 8 a.m. Where: The Streets of Savannah Cost: Free to cheer the runners from the sidelines. Info: runrocknroll.competitor.com/ savannah

A live musical theater production of the cult classic about the newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm, and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist and his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky. When: Wed. Oct. 31, Thu. Nov. 1 Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson Street, Cost: $15-$20 Info: 912-232-0200. BayStreetTheatre. org/

Pithos: Unleased Desires. A Belly Dance Show

What: A showcase of belly dancing presented by Gypsee, Savannah State University’s belly dance troupe. When: Wed. Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah State University Student Union Ballroom A, 3219 College St., Cost: $3

Inspirational Holiday Decorating and Luncheon with James Farmer

What: Savannah Book Festival hosts the Southern gardening sensation who hails from middle Georgia and has charmed home and garden types from Southern Living to NBC’s Today. When: Thu. Nov. 1, 12 p.m. Where: The Plantation Club Ballroom, 1 Cottonwood Dr., Skidaway Island Cost: $50 (SOLD OUT) Info: savannahbookfestival.org/

Deen Family Book Signing

Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show What: Do the time warp--live!

What: The Armstrong Masquers troupe welcomes William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Fabulous 1960’s Las Vegas, Nevada, transporting the Bard’s tragedy to the historic Las Vegas Strip Sands Hotel and Casino during its heyday. Thurs, Fri, Sat shows at 7:30pm. Sundays at 3pm. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn Street, Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. discounts avail. Free to Armstrong. Info: 912-344-2801.

What: Perhaps it should be called “Schlock” Waves? A horror movie about underwater Nazi zombies. Starring John Carradine and Peter Cushing. Sponsored by Psychotronic Film Society. When: Wed. Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: SentientBean.com/

What: Hey y’all! Join Paula, Jamie and Bobby for a book signing at the Lady and Sons restaurant. 350 tickets will be given out starting at 1pm. No cameras permitted; a professional photographer will be on site to take your photo. When: Thu. Nov. 1, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: The Lady & Sons, 102 W. Congress St. Cost: Free to attend. Books available for purchase. Info: www.pauladeen.com/

Halloween Haunted Forest at the Moose Lodge

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Film: Shock Waves (1977, USA)

What: A scary Savannah tradition continues, benefiting the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. (Halloween ticket sales end at 10pm.) When: Wed. Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight. Where: Savannah Moose Lodge #1550, 2202 Norwood Ave., Cost: $7 adults. $5 12 and under.

What: Products are grown and stand is managed by Bethesda students and staff. Fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Open Thursdays. When: Thu. Nov. 1, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Where: Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue Info: www.bethesdaacademy.org/


What: Savannah-based painter and

historian Preston Russell discusses his work in conjunction with an exhibition of his paintings. Reception follows the lecture. When: Thu. Nov. 1, 6 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St, Cost: Museum admission. Free to Telfair members. Info: telfair.org/

Theater: 44 Plays for 44 Presidents

What: Fourteen actors play 150 roles in this “playful, provocative, non-partisan take” on the lives and work of all 44 U.S. Presidents, told through two-minute vignettes on each. Part of the “Plays for President Festival,” one of 44 productions of this play occurring across the U.S. this week. Presented by SCAD Performing Arts Dept. Thursday show is free with SCAD ID. When: Thu. Nov. 1, 8 p.m., Fri. Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Sun. Nov. 4, 3 p.m. Where: Mondanaro Theatre, 217 M.L. King. Jr. Blvd., Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts avail. Info: 912-525-5050. tickets.savannahboxoffice.com/

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Friday Historic Diesel Locomotive Rides at State Railroad Museum

What: Ride the historic diesel train at “The Roundhouse” while an interpreter tells the story of railroads in Georgia. Fridays and Saturdays, ride times are 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. Sundays at 1pm and 2pm. When: Nov. 2-4 Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., Cost: Museum admission: $10 Adults, $4 Children. Info: www.chsgeorgia.org/

Free Advice Fridays

What: Once a month, a handful of Savannah-based folks will be on hand to share ideas on any question you may have for them. When: Fri. Nov. 2, 12-2 p.m. Where: The Creative Coast, 15 W. York St. Cost: Free Info: thecreativecoast.org/

Music: Cherylann Vega Velez

What: Armstrong Atlantic State Uni-

versity’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents Velez in a clarinet student recital. When: Fri. Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong’s Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-344-2801.

Erin Brockovich advocates for the Ogeechee River

What: Environmental activist and renowned legal advocate appears in support of the Ogeechee Riverkeepers fight against King America Finishing and their discharge into the Ogeechee River. When: Fri. Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. Where: Love’s Seafood & Steaks, Highway 17 South (at King’s Ferry on the Ogeechee River) Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Info: 866-942-6222. ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/

November Art March

What: A first Friday gallery hop along Bull Street from Forsyth to Victory to include the Starland Arts District. Visit 6 stops on the march acquiring a stamp or sticker from each

location to receive a free Art March t-shirt at DeSoto Row Gallery. When: Fri. Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m. Where: Various Bull Street Galleries Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-713-5563. artmarchsavannah.com/

Tybee Beach Brew Fest: Brats, Bangers & Brew

What: Unlimited tastings of craft beer, international and craft sausages, and other delights. Music by Damon and the Sh^tkickers. First of two nights of beer and food benefiting the Friends of Tybee Theater, Inc. When: Fri. Nov. 2, 6:30-9 p.m. Where: Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island Cost: $35 advance/$40 door Info: TybeeBeachBrewFest.com/

First Friday for Folk Music

What: Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly showcase features Savannah singer/guitarist Melanie Mirande and Nashville-based Brian Ashley Jones, whose current independent release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, and broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association’s album chart.

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Cost: Free. $2 suggested donation. Info: 912-898-1876, www.savannah-

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Theatre: Dearly Departed

What: Richmond Hill Community Theater presents the off-Broadway play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, “a hilarious, Southern look at death” that was the basis for the movie “Kingdom Come.” When: Fri. Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Wetlands Education Center @ J.F. Gregory Park, 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. $8 students. Info: 912-313-4004

Third Annual Comedy Contest

What: Compete for up to $1000 in prizes, or watch your friends (and complete strangers) vie for the title. Call ahead to participate in the competition. Hosted by Savannah Comedy Revue. When: Fri. Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theatre (upstairs at Club One), 1 Jefferson Street Cost: $9 Gen. Adm. Info: 314-503-9005. savannahcomedyrevue.com/

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Saturday First Saturday on the River

What: The monthly festival of arts and crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family on historic River Street. When: Sat. Nov. 3 Where: Rousakis Plaza on Historic River Street Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-234-0295. riverstreetsavannah.com/

Historic Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

What: History comes alive every Saturday and Sunday through March 17 at 11am and 2pm. When: Sat. Nov. 3 Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, Cost: $6 fort admission for adults. Under age 6 free. Info: www.chsgeorgia.org/

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Closed for today only (Saturday Nov. 3) to make room for the Savannah Rock-n-Roll Marathon. Market returns next Saturday to its usual time and place and vendors. When: Sat. Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Cost: Free to hang out and visit. Info: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org/

La Scala: An Evening of Italian Opera

What: Alysa Smith (soprano), Claire Watts (mezzo), Marcos Santos (tenor), and Monica Harper (piano) perform favorite arias, duets, and trios by Rossini, Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, and other Italian masters. Dessert reception follows. When: Sat. Nov. 3, 6 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 429 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Info: 912-232-0191. www.wesleymonumental.org/

Author Appearance: Jeff Connaughton

What: Former Washington lobbyist now living in Savannah will discuss his new book “The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins” reviewed in the October 29 issue of The New Yorker. When: Sat. Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Cost: Free. Books available for purchase. Info: 912-233-3628.

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. Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 411 W. Bay St. Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children Info: 912-247-4644 . www.savannahcommunitytheater.com/

Tybee Beach Brew Fest: Grand Brew-Ha-Ha!

What: Unlimited craft brew samplings paired with food from local Tybee restaurants, all beneath the moon, the stars, and the glow of the Tybee Lighthouse. Music by Sons of Bluegrass and The Jimmy Wolling Band. The second of two nights benefiting the Friends of Tybee Theater, Inc. When: Sat. Nov. 3, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Avenue, Tybee Island Cost: $45 advance. $50 at the door. Info: TybeeBeachBrewFest.com/


What: Armstrong faculty member in a solo piano recital, featuring music by Franz Schubert, Charles Griffes, and Oscar-, Grammy-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Corigliano (The Red Violin.) Presented by Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre. When: Sat. Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn Street, Armstrong Atlantic State University Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-344-2801.

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Sunday Kids Rock Savannah!

What: A 1-mile kids’ run in conjunction with Saturday’s Rock-n-Roll Marathon. Puppet show by Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, face painting/glitter booth, and other fun stuff for the youngsters. When: Sun. Nov. 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Where: Daffin Park Info: www.puppetpeople.com/

Choral Concert: The J. Harry Persse Memorial Concert

What: The Armstrong Atlantic State University Chorale and Vocal Chamber Ensemble pay tribute to the late Savannah musician, composer, and educator in this 21st annual memorial concert. When: Sun. Nov. 4, 3 p.m. Where: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull Street Cost: Free admission. Info: 912-344-2801.

Author Talk: “Finding the Words in a Place Called Home” by Kathy Bradley

What: The award-winning author of “Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life,” on life on her family’s Georgia farm and its inspiration for her writing. Part of the Flannery O’Connor 2012 Founders Fall Lecture Series. When: Sun. Nov. 4, 4 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-233-6014. www.flanneryoconnorhome.org/

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Tuesday Art Lecture: Classical to Academic Style: Michael D. Morford, Ph.D

What: The second in a four-part lecture series “Reframing the Renaissance: Offering of the Angels in Context” by SCAD Art History Department professors, prior to the opening of the Uffizi exhibition. When: Tue. Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St Cost: $5. Free to Telfair members. Info: telfair.org/

Jingle Bells, not Jingle “Bills”

What: Don’t start 2013 in debt. Get tips on saving money and developing a plan to prevent holiday spending from busting your budget. Sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service. When: Tue. Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull Street Cost: Free/open to the public. Reservations encouraged. Info: 912-691-2227

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Ever since George W. Bush made the Republican brand toxic in many quarters, it’s been trendy for people to claim they’re “libertarian.” You can’t shake a stick on Facebook these days without hitting one; it’s all the rage. Libertarian is the new hipster. But in my own experience, nine out of ten of these self–professed “libertarians” end up voting Republican, and probably never had any intention of doing otherwise. When I mention that they can vote for an actual Libertarian–with–a–capital–L candidate for president on the ballot in Georgia and 47 other states — former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson — they talk to me like I’m nuts. “Why would I waste my vote?” they ask incredulously. Doug Harman, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, has a quick response. “The only way to waste your vote is by voting for somebody you don’t believe in,” he says. “Let’s face it, very few people are really excited about voting for Mitt Romney or for re–electing Barack Obama. If everyone who doesn’t really want to vote for either of those guys voted for Gary Johnson, guess what? Johnson would win.” An old hand at dealing with faux libertarians, Harman laughs that “not only will they try and call themselves libertarians, they’ll try to convince you that Romney and Ryan are libertarians, which is really funny.” In any case, Harman notes that being so closely associated with a third party can make for stressful relationships with people who are still mentally locked into the two– party system. “I’ve had people from both sides stop returning my phone calls. They say they’re mad at me for ‘splitting the vote.’ But here’s the point: If Libertarians aren’t included in any of the polling data, what votes am I really splitting?” Ah, and so we come to the “crux of the issue,” as Harman puts it: The self–fulfilling Catch 22 of third–party candidates not being important enough to command respect.

“Take the presidential debates. Candidates are invited based off polling numbers. Your polling has to be 15 percent or better for the debate commission to invite you — which is a private company, by the way, one that gets most of its funding from, guess who? The Democratic and Republican parties,” explains Harman. “So Zogby, Rasmussen, all those polling companies almost never include the Libertarian candidate, so of course they’re unlikely to get 15 points and be invited to the debates,” he says. “And how does the media make all their money? By selling ads to Democrats and Republicans! It’s a big, nasty self–protecting beast.” Harman counsels voters to follow the money, and focus not on the differences between Obama and Romney, but instead on the many fundamental similarities: “They both support indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. They both support the Patriot Act. They both support ‘reforming’ the IRS, which to me just means they’ll add something to it but not ever consider getting rid of it,” he says. “They both support the Federal Reserve. They both support debasing our currency through indefinite quantitative easing. They both take millions of dollars from employees of Goldman–Sachs.” With a laugh, Harman says the basic philosophy of Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party is “we want to take over your government and then leave you alone,” the basic intent being to run the federal government according to the powers strictly enumerated in the Constitution. “Gary Johnson wants to get rid of the IRS and install a consumption tax, so you just pay as you go. What’s more fair than that?” Harman asks. “He’s for shutting down foreign bases and pulling our servicemen

and women home. He wants to quit wasting money building infrastructure overseas when we need to rebuild it at home.” The basic hypocrisy of the Republican Party is fairly obvious to most of us with a functioning cerebellum: They claim to be the party of “limited government,” but then immediately tell you who you can and can’t marry and what health care decisions women can make over their own bodies. With the Democrats, Harman says, the central hypocrisy is a bit harder to discern but still very real: “The current paradox on the Democratic side is this business of ‘We’re the ones who are going to end the wars, we’re the party of peace and inclusion.’ Well sure, you’re included as long as you believe like they do,” says Harman. “The Democrats say they’re going to end all the wars, but this is a president that’s started all kinds of unauthorized military interventions so far. He says he’s the guy who brought all the troops home from Iraq — so why do we have troops from Georgia heading over to Iraq right now?” Fighting not just one but two major parties has been a struggle for the Libertarian Party at the national and state level. Johnson is only getting on the Pennsylvania ballot this year because a lawsuit against the Libertarian Party by the state Republican Party was thrown out. Georgia has one of the most restrictive ballot access laws in the U.S., but Libertarians are able to get on the ballot because of the 2008 race of John Monds for Public Service Commission. Because he ran against an incumbent Republican with no Democrat in the race, he was able to garner over a million votes — enough according to arcane Georgia law to qualify his party for statewide ballot access. With election day approaching, Harman — an avid Georgia Bulldog who lives in Athens — says Johnson is expected to make campaign stops in Atlanta and Athens this weekend. “And he might even stop by and tailgate with me at the game!” cs


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by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

Whistleblower in our midst It’s been a banner week for famous faces around here. Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of the Savannah Film Festival and Bobby Zarem (where is his monument already?), you may have glimpsed Precious star Gabby Sidibe wandering through the exhibits at the SCAD Museum of Art or James Gandolfini chilling at Pinkie Masters. Last week’s Connect cover man John Goodman was spotted gladhanding around the lobby of the Marshall House and there’ll be plenty more Hollywood to ogle before the festival closes Saturday night. But you might not recognize the guy who’s making bigger news than any of them at the moment: If you saw Jeff Connaughton sitting outside J. Christopher with his adorable dog like any other big city transplant lulled by Savannah’s affordable real estate (and possibly too many vodka tonics at Social Club,) you’d probably walk right on by. You’d never guess this steel–haired fellow with the crooked smile was a lead story on FOX News Thursday. Or that New Yorker writer George Packer spent three days interviewing him for the 10–page article “Washington Man” that ran last week. How could you possibly tell that he stands Adam’s apple to Adam’s apple with Ann Coulter in the Amazon rankings

Author and politcal insider Jeff Connaughton with Nellie

for political book sales? The former White House lawyer, lobbyist and senatorial chief of staff may not be mobbed for autographs, but there are a lot of people who might like to shake his hand for the skewering truths told about the banking crisis in his new book, The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins. There are also probably a lot of people who would like to punch him in the nose, including Vice President Joe Biden. Part self–deprecating memoir, part financial industry primer with hefty dashes of political science, The Payoff lobs an accusatory war hammer at the impotence of the Obama

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administration when it came to prosecuting the individuals responsible for all those skanky subprime mortgages that decimated American retirement funds. The author also fully discloses that he cashed in plenty as a lobbyist, a job he quit when he realized he’s sold out his democratic ideals for a place in the plutocracy. In redressing the sins of the Democratic Party, the Alabama native admits to a case of sour grapes when it comes to the vice president, on whose staff he served during Biden’s disatrous 1988 presidential campaign. Once a starry–eyed admirer of the senator from Delaware, Connaughton came to see Biden as less idol, more autocrat, “as incorruptible as he was ungrateful,” as Packer writes in The New Yorker. But the book also lays bare the ugly fact that greed is an equal opportunity strategy that crosses party lines. The conservative pundits trying to use The Payoff as ammunition clearly haven’t read it; Republicans looking for vindication here end up like Elmer Fudd after Bugs Bunny’s dynamite has gone off. Spoiler alert: Wall Street always wins because it funnels its money into both sides, and no politician is going to bite the hand that feeds him or her—with the exception of Senator Ted Kaufman. As Biden’s successor and Connaughton’s last boss, Kaufman refused to run for reelection and thus spent his time in office attempting to motivate the Justice Department into handing down even

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“I knew I was going to blow myself up with his,” sighs the man who once owned an Italian speedboat during his lobbyist days and will never, ever work in Washington again. “But I believe it’s something worth fighting for.” He’s chosen self– imposed exile in Savannah, where he’s been writing and relaxing in anonymity with Nellie, a mutt he rescued from the band of 17 neglected dogs found in a Victorian district house last year. Together the two have been nursing their wounds and preparing for the next phase, which may be in academia (he’s preparing his notes to give a guest lecture at MIT later this month) or as a punctilious commentator (he just returned from filming a segment for Frontline in New York.) While it may or may not affect Tuesday’s election, The Payoff’s slow burn may inspire more insiders to jump the Mothership and stand up to the corrupt corporate political climate infecting the democratic process and threatening our financial stability. Jeff Connaughton is leading the charge. And whatever happens, he probably won’t remain just another downtown face for long. cs Jeff Connaughton will speak and sign copies of The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Book Lady, 6 E. Liberty St.

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WHILE THE FIRST Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon was an overall success despite some logistical hiccups — the second of a contracted three annual editions happens this weekend — “Savannah had never produced an event quite at this scale, so it was a bit of adventure for all of us,” recalls Visit Savannah President Joe Marinelli. “But it was also a neat opportunity to work with city staff, county staff, the police department, the sheriff ’s department.” With the inaugural edition in the rearview mirror, it became obvious to organizers — both locally and at the national level with The Competitor Group, the company which owns and operates the R ‘n’ R Marathon brand — that a couple of areas needed immediate improvement. Specifically, improving the potential impact on local businesses and the marathon course itself. “We got plenty of feedback about how much runners really enjoyed running in different neighborhoods and communities, and they didn’t want to lose that. But they also felt like they didn’t see enough of the historic district and perhaps saw a little too much of the Truman Parkway,” says Marinelli. “We think runners will be pleased with the changes.” Malain McCormick, event director with The Competitor Group, says the fact that the company works within a similar template for all its events means it’s amassed enough expertise and metrics to know when and where to tweak marathons to make them more effective. “People wanted to spend some more time in the areas that are more well–known. Runners really appreciate the historic squares,” she says.

“Also, this year we’re going entirely through Savannah State University, which lessens impact on the surrounding neighborhoods there.” Indeed, three miles of the 26.5 mile course will go through SSU. Runners will enter at the LaRoche entrance, go around Felix Alexis Circle, where local band Nickel Bag of Funk will be playing, around the track at newly renovated Tiger Stadium and back out LaRoche. The public is invited to the stadium to cheer runners on. The other main complaint was that “a lot of downtown businesses were disappointed they didn’t get the foot traffic they hoped for,” says Marinelli. “I think last year we may have over– prepared the community, and people weren’t sure what to expect.” Marinelli says this year the city is working with the Competitor Group to relocate about 2500 parking paces that last year were dedicated to the Savannah Mall parking lot. “This year we worked with the city to purchase on–street parking, garage space and even some space on Hutchinson Island,” he says. “Last year we saw that the historic district wasn’t as nutty as we expected. So there’s more space for people to come into town, and in turn that should create a bit more foot traffic.” McCormick goes into greater detail about the changes: “Knowing that Savannah is such a compact city, originally we wanted to make sure the number of people didn’t impede progress at the start. So we looked for a remote parking area. But what we discovered was the number of cars we could accommodate at Savannah Mall was about equal to the number we could accommodate downtown,” she says.

“And we know there were some issues in the downtown area of some businesses saying they didn’t see the crowds they’d hoped for. So we decided to drive some traffic back downtown.” Marinelli says despite complaints about foot traffic, the R ‘n’ R Marathon is a quantifiable economic benefit to Savannah. “It’s a great event. It fills a lot of hotel rooms that weekend, and it’s terrific that in turn there is some spillover effect for local businesses. But from our perspective — and what I love most about this event — is the race participants are exactly the type of visitors that we want in Savannah,” he says. “They’re primarily female, in the 25–45 age group, and all our research tells us that the female is the primary decisionmaker for traveling. They are the kinds of folks that will make repeat visits to our city in the future and will tell their friends and family members about us,” says Marinelli. “Once this year’s event is done, we are hoping to complete the negotiations to keep the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in Savannah for many years to come,” he concludes. McCormick says the Marathon is especially appreciative of Savannah, which brings its own brand of oldschool hospitality to the mix. “This is definitely one of the smallest cities we do an event in,” she says. “I work in cities big and small, and it’s great to work with a city that’s so supportive and really highlights the event as one of its top events. You don’t always get that kind of support or enthusiasm in a much bigger city.” cs


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Donna Swanson is just like all the other 20,000–plus runners in this weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Savannah. Except she’s trying to run a marathon in all 50 states. Except she just turned 60 years old. The Michigander says Savannah will be the 42nd stop in her nationwide marathon tour, begun in 2004. “I’m running a marathon in Delaware in December, so after that and Georgia that will leave seven states: Texas, Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Virginia, and Vermont,” Swanson says. Swanson keeps what even a much younger person would consider a breakneck pace, running 4–6 marathons a year, generally traveling with her husband. “I typically drive to the location if it’s within 10–12 hours or less. Anything beyond ten we usually fly. Fortunately I rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles!” she laughs. Of the marathons she’s participated in, she cites the Mount Deseret Marathon in Maine as perhaps the most enjoyable. “It’s certainly one of prettiest. And it’s very hilly, so it’s not easy,” she says. “You go through parts of Acadia National Park and a lot of really darling little seaside towns. And it’s in the

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fall, so the colors are gorgeous.” Swanson also has high praise for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington. “It’s basically a guided tour of the whole DC area — you run past all the great monuments and all those famous buildings. You’re running right through the Smithsonian.” Swanson jokes that she could have “cheated” and counted the Marine Corps Marathon as being in both Virginia and the District of Columbia, “but I decided it was only fair that it count just as one or the other.” Every now and then she’ll even pack two marathons into a single trip. “On occasion I’ll do that, but rarely,” she says. Recently I ran one in Hartford, CT, and the following Saturday on in Newport, RI. But I usually don’t have the luxury of taking a full week. And normally they’re not that close together, so there won’t be any injury problems.” Indeed, she says that her main goal these days isn’t just to finish the race, but to do so with no injury. “The more you’re running the less concern you have about time – if you’re running six a year it’s pretty


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hard to be running a real fast time. I’ve been fortunate enough to win my age group in a few recent marathons,” she says. “Having said that, my times are much slower than they used to be. My goal right now is to complete marathons uninjured.” Swanson began running when she was 27, and was already running her first marathon only a year later. “I got hooked pretty quick. Plus I really love to travel, so running in new places is a big part why the whole 50 states thing is wonderful. It’s a great way to get a feel for an area.” So if she just wants to enjoy the ride, why still run marathons, the most grueling race there is? “Running a 5K or 10K is a great accomplishment, but obviously a marathon is a different story. In a marathon there always comes a point when you’ve got to be mentally tough and gut it out. I like that challenge,” she says. “I’ve always said if you can run a marathon you can handle anything in life.” cs

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Panel: Long Story Short: The Challenges of Short Filmmaking, 9:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery. Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. Documentary about the “new” lead singer for the classic rock band. A Place at the Table. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. Followed by a Q&A with director Kristi Jacobson. Panel: Filmmaking on a Budget, 2:30 p.m., GutsteinGallery. The Girl. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. Toby Jones and Sienna Miller as Alfred Hitchock and Tippi Hedren, in a real–life story of obsession in Hollywood. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Julian Jarrold and Amanda Jenks. I Do. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. A romantic drama about a complicated love triangle. To stay in the U.S., gay Brit Jack convinces his lesbian best friend Ali to marry him. Things get messy when he falls for a sexy Spanish architect while his commitment to his brother’s widow complicates his decision either to stay or to follow his lover. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Glenn Gaylord and David Ross. Director’s Choice. 7 p.m., Trustees Theater. What will it be? Dracula. 8 p.m.., Lucas Theatre. Yes, it’s the 1931 classic, with Bela Lugosi (today is Halloween, after all).

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Thursday, Nov. 1

Missed Connections. 9:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. In a city of 19 million people, love at first sight happens every instant. But if you fail to act in the moment, how can you find each other again? Missed Connections is an independent comedy about the lengths New Yorkers will go to find love. SCAD Student Showcase. 9:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre.

Panel: How to Launch Your Film in Today’s Market. 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery. A Little Romance. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. USA, 1979. A French boy (Thelonious Bernard) and an American girl (Diane Lane), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. One of

Sir Laurence Olivier’s final films. Followed by a Q&A with Diane Lane. Switch. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. What will it really take to switch from oil and coal to alternatives? Dr. Scott Tinker explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, to find out. Along the way, he gets straight answers from energy

leaders and lays out a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic. Panel: Casting the Net: Agent/ Actor/Casting Director. 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery. In Our Nature. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. When Brooklynite Seth (Zach Gilford) takes his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone) to his family’s weekend house in upstate New York for a romantic getaway, they are unexpectedly joined by his estranged father Gil (John Slattery), and his much– younger new girlfriend. Followed by a Q&A with Zach Gilford. Sweet Dreams. 2:30 p.m., Lucas


Friday, Nov. 2

Animated Short Films. 9:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. Wonder Women! 9:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. “The Untold Story of American Superheroines” traces the birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real–life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off. Fort McCoy. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. Based on a true story when the Stirn family lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during World War II. With Eric Stoltz. Student Competition. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. Panel: Behind the Slime at Nickelodeon. 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery. City of Ghosts. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. USA, 2002. Jimmy (Matt Dillon) is a con man whose luck runs out and he heads to Cambodia to escape a federal investigation. Followed by a Q&A with Matt Dillon. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. Filmed over a decade, “Brief Encounters” follows internationally renowned photographer Gregory Crewdson’s quest to create his unique, surreal, and incredibly elaborate portraits of suburban life. He sets a house on fire, builds 90–foot sets with crews

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Amour. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. France, 2012. Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested. A BIG Love Story. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. Sam is a lonely 413 pound bowling alley cashier; the personal trainer he hires makes a bigger impact on him than he’d bargained for. Fat Kid Rules the World. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. Troy is a depressed and overweight teen that gets sucked into the world of punk rock by a young street urchin named Marcus. But, as their friendship grows, Troy discovers Marcus’ drug addiction and battles to do the right thing. LUV. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. Eleven–year–old Woody Watson is a timid Baltimore orphan who dreams of a better life – and his absent mother who may or may not be in North Carolina fighting drug addiction. Woody also reveres his uncle Vincent as the father figure he never had. Followed by a Q&A with producer Jason Michael Berman. Rise of the Guardians. 7 p.m., Trustees Theater. DreamWorks’ CGI–animated adventure with voices by Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alex Baldwin and others. In 3–D! CS Information: Details and tickets: filmfest.scad.edu Trustees Theater: 216 W. Broughton Street Lucas Theatre: 32 Abercorn Street Gutstein Gallery: 201 E. Broughton Street

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“I haven’t been onstage in a quarter of a century,” Diane Lane says from Chicago, where she’s doing six nights a week in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth. She still can’t believe how well it’s going. “It was a dare,” Lane explains. “It was definitely a throwdown.” With more than 50 films on her resume — most of them very high– profile — Lane presumably had nothing to prove by treading the boards at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. She says otherwise. “Think about it,” Lane asks. “If you’re going to balance out your life with raising children, and having a wonderful marriage, and having an ambitious career, and whatever ... when do you really feel tested? I feel tested by all those things, but film is so different. Film is s–o–o–o different, for satisfying something that you’re not sure of yourself, really. Because you can never really know what the celluloid is picking up — now, that’s even a moot terminology — I feel so removed, in some ways, from the end product. “In comparison to theater. This is

very healing for me. It’s sort of like a very strong cup of coffee. Because it demands so much focus and intention, and not a little prayer! Like they say, there’s no atheists on turbulent airplanes — believe me, there’s not very many in the theater either.” Lane was only 6 when she began on the stage, and with her first film, the sweet 1979 trifle A Little Romance, with Laurence Olivier, she was hailed as a breakout star. There she was, on the cover of Time magazine. At age 14. Less than a year later, Lane and her mother moved to Tybee Island. She was enrolled at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, and on her 15th birthday — Jan. 22, 1980 — mayor John Rousakis gave her the key to the city. As far as Lane can recall, her classmates didn’t know (or care) that she was a Hollywood Whiz Kid, as Time had proclaimed.

“Some did and some didn’t,” she says. “Whenever you’re the new kid, you’re gonna get pecked. Those kids didn’t read Time magazine. Nobody really cared. Nobody kept track of that stuff. We were much more interested in Tiger Beat.” She remembers going to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, but she didn’t live here for very long. It took a few years and a couple of tries, but Lane became one of the few child performers to make the successful leap into adult roles. As an actress, she is extraordinarily sensitive, and has held her own — and even outshone — many of Hollywood’s smoothest, sharpest and most talented leading men (and women, for that matter). Just take a look at the range: Lonesome Dove (the miniseries), Under the Tuscan Sun, The Perfect Storm, Unfaithful (Lane got an Oscar nomination for that one), The Glass House, Secretariat, A Walk on the Moon, Hollywoodland, Must Love Dogs, Chaplin, Hard Ball, The Cotton Club, Nights in Rodanthe. She has received multiple Emmy

and Golden Globe nominations. Next summer, she’ll be on a zillion screens as Clark Kent’s mother in the Superman movie Man of Steel. Lane’s husband, Josh Brolin, is currently filming Old Boy in New Orleans with director Spike Lee. After shuttling between Chicago and the Big Easy, she’s making a stop in Savannah to pick up an award from the Savannah Film Festival, and to conduct a Q&A following the Nov. 1 screening of A Little Romance.

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Clockwise from upper left: Lane in Unfaithful, in the Lonesome Dove miniseries with Robert Duvall, her big Time, and with Mark Wahlberg in The Perfect Storm.

writing, so it kept our standards very high, with a great deal of affection and authenticity. And that paid off, in terms of something we’re all continuing to be very proud of many years later. My dad died 10 years ago, but before he died he made it very clear to my then 7–year–old daughter that Lonesome Dove was Grandpa’s favorite movie that Mom ever made. He made my daughter sit through all two or three nights in a row, which I think tested her patience a little bit.

... and the Emmy snubs

Diane Lane: We were so popular that I think the Emmy–voting body just felt that they couldn’t give it to us, because we already had such a popular vote, you know? They put Bobby Duvall in the front row; all he had to do was step out of his seat and accept his award. It was such a given. But none of that occurred. Your scenes in The Perfect Storm were all on land. Did you ever go to watch the other actors film their scenes on the boat? Diane Lane: I didn’t watch all of it. There was no reason for me to know more than my character knew at the time, which was just white–knuckling it, hoping for the best. The storm’s out there, and we’re inland, and freaking

out about our men out there. They dug down deeper than the foundation of Warner Brothers Studios had ever been dug down before. Because this boat would go up in the air, and then way down, and you sure didn’t want to have the hull of the boat hit the floor of the studio. That room became so full of water and diesel and I don’t know what, just a bouillabaisse of stuff that probably led to everybody getting sinus and ear infections and stuff. Out of compassion as an actor, I did go and see George and Mark ... you know, Mark got so sick one day. He was just puking and they kept rolling. They just edited out when he would throw up. It was just nonstop puking. It was so sad. But it added to his vulnerability.

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Diane Lane: In hindsight, you don’t realize how good you’ve got it until you’re on to something else, and then you find yourself waxing sentimental about how it used to be. I think I’ve been incredibly blessed with the people that I’ve managed to work with. That’s always the greatest sense of connection to the work, because you feel like you’ve met somebody in a moment in their lives, and you share this experience. You may never see them again, but you’ve created

something together. It always amazes me when people come up on the street and say “Oh, I loved this particular film that you were in,” or “My son still loves this movie” or “My mom loves this movie.” I’m very touched that people still see these things. They seem to have a long afterlife, with all the different media sources that there are to watch movies. I’m sure people mention the obvious ones, Unfaithful or Under the Tuscan Sun, but do you ever get something like “You were great in Judge Dredd,” and you don’t even remember making the film?

two years, because these giant releases take up so much magnetic pull, or whatever that is, of the studio’s attention, they have to schedule it. They can’t just put it out like a regular movie — it’s an event, you know?

Diane Lane: For years, I would get stopped about Streets of Fire more than anything. And there is a very strong demographic of people that have affection for movies like Judge Dredd, or Untraceable. I think 10 people got to see Killshot, it was released so briefly. Like that was their insurance claim for the year, the studio loss. I dob’t know what they did! They four-walled that thing. But it was a good movie and a really good director ... it’s like if you have a lot of children, they all can’t make you proud, right? But you don’t love them any less.

What’s it like to know that you have what’s sure to be a blockbuster, money machine coming out?

Man of Steel

Diane Lane: We wrapped that last summer. It was always slated to take

Diane Lane: In some ways, it’s a different journey for sure. When you have that much expectation, I don’t know, it always makes me nervous. I’d much rather be the underdog and surprise myself and everybody else, too. Like “This movie turned out great! Please go see it before it’s gone!” I’m much more used to that than a movie that’s way in-your-face. CS A Little Romance screens at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, followed by a Q&A with Diane Lane. She will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award at the 7 p.m. screening of Rust and Bone.


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savannah film festival One of a handful of actresses who’ve co–starred with Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible III), Michelle Monaghan would probably prefer it if you knew her from her lesser– known but more challenging roles, such as the troubled small town girl in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, or the driven detective in Ben Affleck’s Boston crime drama Gone Baby Gone. The 36–year–old Iowa native comes to Savannah to accept a Spotlight Award and to present the latest film she stars in, Tomorrow You’re Gone, directed by David Jacobsen (who’s also scheduled to attend). We spoke to Michelle recently about that film and her many other projects. You’ve been so busy! You have a ridiculous number of movies coming out in the next couple of years. Michelle Monaghan: It’s been a very busy year, and a very fulfilling year. It’s certainly been busy! I’m doing some things I haven’t done before, things that are a little more challenging and complex. Some things that hopefully I will learn something from.

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What are the highlights? Of course there’s Tomorrow You’re Gone, the film you’re showing here. Michelle Monaghan: I worked with David Jacobsen on that, whose work I’ve loved ever since I saw Dahmer. I really love his filmmaking style and his storytelling. He does real character studies, with really unique characters. That’s hard to come by in this town. Then there’s Penthouse North. I play a blind woman. It’s a thriller with Michael Keaton. Joseph Ruben is really good at directing those parts, he’s really very adept at these very tense scenes, he really pulled that off. Then I actually found time to do a little comedy! I found a great little script called Gus and I’m in it along with Radha Mitchell. It’s just been submitted to Sundance. It’s really a fun character to play, somebody who doesn’t filter anything. It’s very therapeutic behaving that way! I’m a mom


It seems like you’re specifically choosing roles that are sort of all over the place, that are as different as possible. Michelle Monaghan: It’s always a goal of mine. This town is so fickle, I gotta tell you. But I love my job so much, I love the opportunities it’s afforded me thus far. I want to be able to continue on this path as long as I can, and in wanting that I have to be wise, I have to choose roles that are different and that will challenge me. A lot of roles out there you have to dig and be patient, and I’ve discovered you mostly find them in indie films. They might not always be that lucrative, but they can be incredibly, deeply fulfilling. Diane Lane is also coming to the Film Festival. Of course she’s become almost the poster child for Hollywood actresses aging gracefully. Are you at the point you’re worried about the apparent scarcity of good roles for actresses as they grow older? Michelle Monaghan: I love Diane Lane! I’m a huge admirer. Yeah, I’ve done a lot of roles as a wife or girlfriend. I don’t want to play the same character over and over again. I do find in indie films that the characters, whether male/female of any age, they’re just more interesting stories, compelling stories in roles that are complex and have lots of layers. You co–starred in Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone, a fantastic film. He’s blowing up again with Argo. What did you learn from Ben? He’s quite a talent. Michelle Monaghan: Who knew? (laughs) He’s incredibly bright. What struck me most about his work on Gone Baby Gone is how adept he is in all departments of filmmaking, not just working with actors, which you would already assume he’s good at. He has a deep understanding of photography, of production, of design. And of course it really helps if you’re shooting in your own backyard. People were clamoring to be part of that film. People in neighborhoods

all over Boston were providing extraordinary background. Ben’s also been really smart about the projects he’s chosen. He’s a great actor, a terrific director, and of course he’ll have long career ahead of him no matter what he pursues. So tell us a bit more about Tomorrow You’re Gone. Michelle Monaghan: It has a unique, very European quality, it’s very mysterious and the characters are very mysterious. There are two characters who are a little bit lost in their lives and seeking some resolution about who they are and where they’re going. It was a great opportunity to work with Willem Dafoe. I’m really excited about showing it in Savannah — I think it’s a perfect home for it. There’s something very special about the music as well, the soundtrack is really unique. There are a lot of musicians from New Orleans, so it has a very Southern quality. Your character Florence Jane sounds like a “Manic Pixie Dream Girl.” Are you familiar with that phrase? Michelle Monaghan: No! It’s a screenwriting term for a quirky, sexy female free spirit who acts as the catalyst for the male protagonist. Michelle Monaghan: That’s her! (laughs) She has a very ethereal quality about her, not a care in the world. But she’s streetwise as well. Yep, she’s definitely the catalyst. With all your indie films, you must really be enjoying the festival circuit. Michelle Monaghan: I love the festival circuit. It’s full of real people, and you have real fans — real audiences — coming to see these films. It’s great to sit down and watch a movie with an audience who’s excited about a particular filmmaker or actor. You have that energy surrounding the film. And especially in the case of the Savannah Film Festival, you have students eager to appreciate film, who want to go into filmmaking. I consider myself a student of film, I really do. It’s like being with your own. It’s all so exciting to me, the struggles, the challenges, the triumphs. cs Tomorrow You’re Gone screens Nov. 1 at 9:30 p.m. Michelle Monaghan and director David Jacobsen will attend a Q&A.

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now, so I do have to filter everything, though I’m not always successful (laughs). And then there’s Fort Bliss, a movie I’m extraordinarily proud of. It’s an indie film, a very small drama about an Army medic returning home from Afghanistan and trying to reconnect with her family. It’s a true story about what our soldiers have to go through.

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When it comes to feminist role models with superpowers, there’s only one.

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The red boots. The bullet–deflecting arm cuffs. The magnanimous attitude towards all humankind. There’s no doubt Wonder Woman is the most recognizable female superhero in American media. Ever wonder why? Because she’s the only game in town. Think about it: Cat Woman, She– Ra, Thor Girl—they’re all sidekicks to a male lead. Wonder Woman remains the only truly feminist role model in the realm of comics and media—and has yet to be emulated in her own big screen blockbuster. The complex history of this Amazonian icon (you’ll recall she was born Princess Diana of the all–woman Paradise island) gets a thorough examination in the documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines, screening again Friday, Nov. 2. When psychologist and inventor William Moulten Marston went to work for DC Comics in 1941, he set out to create a strong, independent character charged with bringing sexual equality to “a world torn by the hatred of men.” Wonder Woman was a huge hit, but when WWII was over and American women vacated their new jobs to make room for the returning soldiers, her superpowers were downplayed. She surged back into mainstream in the 70s as feminism’s Second Wave crested and has remained in the public domain, though her original mission has been seriously diluted.

Splicing interviews with Ms. magazine creator Gloria Steinem, Riot Grrl instigator Kathleen Hanna and plenty of young women expressing their demands for more superheroines, director Kristy Guevara–Flanagan presents Wonder Woman’s biography as a metaphor for women in media and in modern society. It’s an entertaining and educational look at how

far we’ve come—and how far we haven’t. Connect talked with Guevara–Flanagan from her home in Oakland, CA, where she teaches film at Diablo College and cares for her three– month old baby. Women in the media is a theme in your work. What led you to superheroines? Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: While working on my last film, Going on 13,

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Gloria Steinem put Wonder Woman on the cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine.

I got to see first–hand how much pop culture our young people consume. I saw the kinds of images that are out there for young girls at an alarmingly younger age that they have to negotiate and deflect with their superpowers [laughs]. On one hand, it’s like candy, on the other, it can leave them with a lot of limiting choices. So I was thinking about pop culture, I was thinking about media literacy. I teach college students, and there’s a real gender disparity in my


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classroom with technology and leadership with the young women. Some of them are too freaked out to even hold a camera. It was a real surprise that these clichés and stereotypes are still embedded in their lives. You have to push hard to get them to think around them.

Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: The whole contradiction of Wonder Women is so interesting and provocative. She was definitely created as a very idealistic concept. When her creator, William Moulten Marston, passed away, the whole thing was watered down. We do still associate her with power and empowerment, but it’s almost just an emblem on a t–shirt. People don’t really understand. It’s the only image we have when we want to use that metaphor for the strong woman. She’s it. In the 80s, we saw Terminator 2’s Linda Hamilton and her biceps and Sigourney Weaver wielding machine guns in Aliens. Where are the badass women of this generation? Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: I can’t think of anyone else who has that iconic of a stature. There was Buffy, who’s already over 15 years old, and she didn’t have that overt physical strength. It’ll be interesting to see if Katniss of the Hunger Games rises to become a strong complex female figure. And there’s Lisbeth from the Girl from the Dragon Tattoo…but wow, is she damaged. It’s this horrible revenge rape story line. In your film, Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill laments how “girl power” was co– opted by the Spice Girls. How do we prevent the concept of female power from being trivialized and cutened up?

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Your film shows that the Wonder Woman character was created in the 1940s as “psychological propaganda in preparation for the kind of women who would soon be running the world,” yet we all know how far away we are from that. What does she represent now?

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Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: That’s the challenge, right? Well, you have to have hope. Sometimes I feel completely despondent about it. But I think by really training our children—both girls and boys—to be media literate, to ask questions and analyze so that they can recognize stereotypes. When they become a more educated audience, they’ll crave and want something more nuanced rather than these flat images. I also think we need to support women creators—go out and see the films directed by women or those that have strong female leads. And we need to demand more from those in charge. Maybe not in Hollywood, but interesting things happen at comic conventions when DC or Marvel kills off one of its female characters and people speak out. It’s created some real change in those industries. Most importantly, we need to start training ourselves to make our own media. We have the technology. Should we riot because they’ve hired a man to write the screenplay for an upcoming Wonder Woman blockbuster? Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: [laughs] Yeah, yeah…we’ll see if that even happens. That concept has gotten started then fallen by the wayside repeatedly.

You end your film with a shot of Oscar–winning Hurt Locker director Katherine Bigelow. Why? Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: Because we need to support women as directors and in these colorful positions in the media and recognize how seldom this happens. In certain areas women have made great gains, but it the arenas where it really matter—business, politics and media—the dearth is still proportionately outrageous. We need to cultivate girls rising to be leaders in all of these areas. How will your work change now that you have a daughter? Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: It’s interesting. I found out her gender while I was pregnant so it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m really wanting to build the world I want my daughter to live. I realize that the gender typecasting starts at a very young age. Like immediately. Seeing all the pink and blue stuff... I’ve been really aware of wanting to resist the gender stereotypes in a healthy way. Having a baby has been a huge change in my identity—caring for her, finding time for some work— I had always respected moms, but now, whoa. Gives a lot more meaning to the term

Wonder Woman. Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: It does! Next project? Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: I’m going to be working on the outreach of Wonder Women for a while. We’re also trying to raise money for a game concept. I couldn’t include much about the gaming industry in my film, but that community is of great interest to me since games are what our youth are playing every day. And wow, talk about some pretty abysmal representations of women. We want to make a game called Wonder City that more of a social issue behind it. Players would embody a female superhero, create a secret identity and have to make decisions about how to rule the world. Sounds so much more awesome than killing zombies. Kristy Guevara–Flanagan: Yes, it’s about embracing your own superhero and identifying your own leadership skills. We want to create media that nurtures that. cs Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines screens Friday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lucas Theatre.


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

Short Money faces a long prison term U.S. Marshals took morning took Eddiard Konta Greene, A.K.A “Dwayne Karlton Greene”, into custody on an already existing murder warrant for the shooting death of Laura Dowdy, 48.

Dowdy was found shot to death in her residence in the 800 block of West 38th Street, very close to where Freddie Jackson, 33, and Kendra Hayes, 25, were found shot outside their apartment just the day before. Jackson died shortly after in Memorial University Medical Center. Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police filed a murder warrant for Dwayne Greene on Thursday in that shooting. Violent crimes detectives have determined that the shooting of

Jackson stemmed from a drug transaction and Dowdy’s shooting was related to the prior homicide of Jackson. Some people knew him by Eddiard, or Conley, even Konta or “Short Money”. The killing of Freddie Jackson and shooting of Kendra Hayes Tuesday afternoon just after 5 p.m., after he allegedly knocked on their door and then shot them after a brief conversation. • Police are asking the public to help locate the driver of a pickup truck who reportedly has been offering young girls rides in the Isle of Hope area. Two girls, age 8 and 14, reported the driver of the truck in different incidents pulled up beside them and repeatedly offered them rides. He continued to follow them after they declined. The vehicle is described as a white, full–sized pickup with scratched paint and set up to ride low to the ground. The driver was described as white with a dark

complexion or Hispanic in his 20s or 30s. Police suggest children be warned not to approach any vehicle or allow anyone to approach them offering rides, and to quickly move to an area where they can call police.

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• A woman died and another is hospitalized after a severe accident on Chatham Parkway. Just after 2 p.m., officers and the SCMPD Major Accident Investigations Team were dispatched to Chatham Parkway for an accident. After an initial investigation it was determined the driver of the black Nissan was traveling north bound on the Chatham Parkway in the right lane when she came across the south bound lanes striking the red Subaru that was traveling south bound in the right lane. The driver of the Nissan, Patricia Clarke, was transported to Memorial

University Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the Subaru, Saadia Zambrano, 43, a soldier at Ft. Stewart, died of her injuries.

• Police will take on local firefighters in the third annual “Guns ‘n’ Hoses” charity eat-off at B&D Burgers at 209 W. Congress, on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Free admission to watch Savannah Metro cops and Southside Fire Dept. firefighters put their appetites in competition. B&D Burgers is donating $1000 to a charity of the winning team’s choice.

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All the women I know take it as gospel that females are better multitaskers, implying they get more done than men. In my experience working with women, they’re at best only equally productive as the guys. More commonly, they’re doing two jobs at once, each at about 40 percent efficiency. Adding insult to injury, invariably one of those “jobs” is talking on the phone. So help settle this battle of the sexes—do women multitask more often and more effectively than men? — Scott Terraciano-Spence I detect some attitude here, Scott, so tell me which is better: a woman operating at 40 percent effectiveness while talking on the phone, or her male counterparts making zero percent progress while rehashing last night’s game? It’s not just women who think they excel at multitasking. A lot of men agree—for example, me, based on close observation of Ms. Adams. While I’m doggedly drilling into the history of two-by-fours or some other crucial subject, she’s doing laundry, taping up care packages for the little researchers away at college, and reorganizing a client’s finance department. Is she good at this? Yes. Is she innately good at it? That’s not so clear. Hoping to get to the bottom of this, we turn as usual to science and find the usual jumble of conflicting data: 1. No one disputes that men and women have genuine cognitive differences. Tests show that, generally speaking, men have superior spatial orientation (navigational) skills, while women are better at “object-location memory,” that is, remembering landmarks. A leading explanation for this in the academic journals is that in primitive times male hunters needed to be able to find their way on long trips in search of game, while female foragers needed to be able to recall good spots to gather food. 2. The popular assumption, happily perpetuated in the media, is that wom-

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en are inherently better at multitasking than men, and the hunters-vs.-foragers theory has been customized accordingly: here the claim is that males had to focus single-mindedly on bagging their quarry, while females did their foraging while simultaneously minding the kids and watching out for threats. However, there’s little research to back this up, and what there is frankly sucks. Two of the more widely cited papers on this question were written by undergraduates. 3. What we do know is that women multitask much more often than men. A study of 500 mostly affluent twoincome families found that both parents spent a lot of time multitasking, but the women multitasked more, 48 hours per week vs. 39 for the men. Unsurprisingly, the women’s multitasking mostly involved housework and childcare. 4. A distinction must be drawn between alternating between tasks, or task switching, and performing two tasks simultaneously, which I’ll call simultasking. A sizable body of research suggests that trying to perform two intellectually demanding chores at the same time is a sure way to do one or both of them poorly. 5. A lot of the cognitive research on sex differences in multitasking, unfortunately, has fixated on simultasking. The results have been all over the place—some showing that men do better, some women, some neither. Few of the studies I’ve seen compare the results of simultasking against a control group of unitaskers, that is, people doing just one thing. 6. Research and common sense suggest that the only way to do two tasks competently at the same time is to make sure at least one of them requires minimal brainpower, for example folding laundry while on the phone. A reasonable surmise is that women’s reputation as superior multitaskers stems partly from the fact that they’re disproportionately burdened with mindless household chores that can readily be done simultaneously. Putting all this together, Scott, we formulate the following two-part hypothesis. First, women multitask more not because they’re naturally better at it but because the need to juggle work and family compels them to. Second, the myth of an innate female gift for multitasking serves two socially useful purposes: it enables women to rationalize having gotten stuck with the scutwork, while for you it’s an excuse to avoid helping out. CS

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news of the weird Caught on Video: Christ’s Return “Coming Up Next! The Resurrection! Live!”: “If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible,” wrote the Los Angeles Times in an October dispatch from Jerusalem, the two largest Christian television networks in the U.S. promise to cover the arrival live from a hilltop in the city. Daystar Television has already been beaming a 24/7 webcam view, and Trinity Broadcasting Network bought the building next door to Daystar’s in September and has already begun staging live and pre-recorded programs using the broad expanse of the Holy Land city as background.

Can’t Possibly Be True • Once again, in September, the upscale Standard Hotel, in New York City’s lower Manhattan, made headlines for the views it provides to amazed pedestrians. In 2009, it was the hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing amorous couples at play (unless the guests knew to draw the curtains), especially delighting out-of-towners seeking inexpensive entertainment. Now, a September 2012 report in the New York Daily News revealed that the restrooms at the hotel’s Boom-Boom Room restaurant posed a bigger problem: no curtains at all. One restroom user, from Australia, said, “Sitting on the royal throne, you don’t expect a public viewing.” On the other hand, the Daily News noted one gentleman

relieving himself and waving merrily at At press time, the investigation was the gawking crowd below. ongoing, and no charges had been filed. • Valerie Spruill, 60, of Doylestown, Inexplicable Ohio, disclosed publicly in September that she had unknowingly married her • Because We Can, That’s Why: In own father following the dissolution of September, the National Geographic her first marriage, which had produced cable TV show “Taboo” featured three three children. Percy Spruill, a “nice young Tokyo partiers as examples of man,” she said, died in 1998, and Valthe “bagel head” craze in which funerie told the Akron Beacon lovers inject saline Journal that she had heard just under the skin of family rumors after that the forehead to crebut only confirmed the ate a swelling and then parentage in 2004 (with pressure the center to DNA from an old hairachieve a donut look TOYKO GOES brush). After eight years of that lasts up to 24 hours WILD FOR THE BAGEL HEAD! silence, from embarrassbefore the saline is ment, she went public, she absorbed into the body. said, as an example to help Some adventurers have other women who come injected other areas from tumultuous childof the body - even the hoods in which many men scrotum. are in their mothers’ lives. • Recurring Theme: • Earlier this year, the In Ventura, Calif., in National Football League September, once again, suspended some New a scammer tried to bilk Orleans Saints players and victims out of money the head coach for havby assuring them that ing a reward system that he could double their paid players for purposely injuring cash (in this case, $14,000) merely by opponents. In September, coach Darspraying it with a secret chemical. (Of ren Crawford of the Tustin (Calif.) Pee course, the victims had to wait several Wee Red Cobras team was suspended hours for their newly doubled cash to when former players reported that the dry and eventually discovered that the coach ran an apparently similar scheme scammer had substituted blank paper among his 10- and 11-year-olds, using and by that time was long gone.) But a cash reward of up to $50 for the “hit the weirdest aspect of the scam is that of the game” (with last year’s top prize people who are so unsophisticated as to going to the boy who left an opposing fall for it somehow managed to amass, running back with a mild concussion). in this tight economy, $14,000 cash to

begin with. • For a September beauty contest of female college students in China’s Hubei province, certain minimum body requirements were established at the outset (beyond the traditional chest, waist and hip sizes). Among them, according to a report in China’s Global Post: The space between the candidate’s pupils should be 46 percent of the distance between each pupil and the nearer ear, and the distance between a candidate’s nipples should be at least 20cm (7.8 inches).

Unclear on the Concept • Punishment Must Fit the Crime: (1) In September, Britain’s Leeds Crown Court meted out “punishment” to a 25-year-old man convicted of sneaking into the changing room of China’s female swimmers during the Olympics: He was banned - for five years - from entering any female toilet or changing room. (2) In September, the city of Simi Valley, Calif., adopted Halloween restrictions on the residences of its 119 registered sex offenders, forbidding enticing displays and requiring signs reading “No candy or treats at this residence.” Shortly after that, several of the sex offenders sued the city for violating their rights, in that none of the offenders’ convictions were for molestations that occurred during Halloween. (The lawsuit is pending.) • In October, Britain’s Gravesham Borough Council, weary of neighbors’ complaints about the noise and smell from Roy Day’s brood of 20 birds,


people displaced, when one resident, preparing a meal of squirrel, had a propane torch accident as he was attempting to burn off the rodent’s fur.

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(1) Richard Parker Jr., 36, was arrested in New London, Conn., in September after allegedly hitting a man several times with a pillow, then taking his car keys and driving off. (2) An 18-year-old college student who had moved to New York City only three weeks earlier was knocked briefly unconscious in September when a mattress fell 30 stories to the sidewalk from a building on Broad Street in Manhattan.

Recurring Theme: Eric Carrier, 24, was charged once again in September, in Hampton, N.H., with attempting to commit indecent exposure by his scheme of faking a brain injury so that he could hire an in-home nurse to change his diaper regularly. He was similarly charged in July 2011 in Hooksett, N.H., after soliciting five women on Craigslist, and convicted in July 2012. (Though not explicit in news reports, the nature of the charges suggests that Carrier can very well control his bowel movements.)

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(1) James Davis, 73, has been ordered by the town of Stevenson, Ala., to disinter his wife’s body from his front yard and re-bury it in a cemetery. The front yard is where she wanted to be, said Davis, and this way he can visit her every time he walks out the front door. Davis, who is challenging the order at the Court of Appeals, said he feels singled out, since people in Stevenson “have raised pigs in their yard,” have “horses in the road here” and “gravesites here all over the place.” (2) In October, eight units in the Clear View Apartments in Holland Township, Mich., were destroyed, with two dozen

It has been four years since we mentioned the growing controversy over one response to Peru’s stray-cat problem, especially in the suburbs of Lima, and still, the outrage continues. Each September, the city of La Quebrada holds its Gastronomic Festival of the Cat, in which the country’s chefs try to out-do each other with creative gourmet feline (e.g., cat stew, grilled cat with huacatay herbs), which some Peruvians, of course, believe to be aphrodisiacs. CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Rick DeJesus says he wants Adelitas Way to be “rock’s darlings,” but he understands very well that these things take not only talent and time, but hard work, dedication and a pinch of good luck. He’s OK with that. The band DeJesus sings for has a deal with EMI/Virgin, which believes in Adelitas Way and is putting its considerable muscle behind the band’s sophomore album, the hard–rocking Home School Valedictorian. Adelitas Way headlines the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon finale concert Saturday morning in Forsyth Park. Based in Las Vegas, the band has achieved minor, but not insignificant chart success with the take–no–prisoners anthems “Invincible,” “Sick,” “The Collapse” and “Criticize.” “Starting out young, everybody dreams big, and thinks big,” says DeJesus. “You just don’t realize that if you put the work in, you can do it. I always felt like I was good and writing songs and singing, but I went all in, man, we all did. We went all in and threw all of our eggs in the basket with no backup plan. “I think we were all meant to do this, and with our work ethic, we’re ready to get to the upper tier. To get there, we’ve got to continually work and hone our craft to get where we got to go. I’ve dedicated my whole life to this — we all have — and we all want to be the best.” It’s a considerable work ethic, too. Adelitas Way is on the road pretty much all the time, and according to DeJesus, that’s how you build a fan base.

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“We are a rock band, and love the fact that our reputation is that of a bunch of bad–asses who like to go out and play,” he says. “I think the reputation we’ve built is our live show. At the end of the day, the media can try to box out rock all they want, but the only thing we can do is continue to get better, continue to work hard, and continue to play the best live show in each city every night. So they walk out talking about us. “We want to build a foundation of real rock fans, because we’re proud to be playing rock music. We’re going to make rock records for people for many years to come. We’re not looking for a quick fix, man, we want to be here for a long time.” The phrase Home School Valedictorian, DeJesus explains, refers to people who think they’re “all that” — they live in their own self–centered world.

There are lots of them in the music business. “It’s an uphill climb, and you meet a lot of fake rock stars along the way,” DeJesus says. “You meet a lot of guys who don’t want to put the work in. You meet a lot of guys who just want to come out, get a couple tattoos, cut their shirts up a little bit and be in a band for three weeks until they get signed. “I rock out with some of the best musicians every day. And we got there through dedication and hard work. You gotta sift through the bullshit to find the real rocks stars.” Adelitas Way headlines the “Finish Line Festival” in Forsyth Park. Their set is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:15.

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News & stuff • After last weekend’s GAM concert, you’d think things at the Jinx couldn’t get hotter. Ah, but think again, because Oct. 31 — that’s Wednesday, Halloween — it’s the annual Tribute Band Nite, with dozens of players from different local bands coming together for ad hoc salutes to their faves. This year’s lineup includes: And Out Comes the Wolves (Rancid), Pentagram (Pentagram), Footos (Foo Fighters), Human Flies (the Cramps), CCR’nt (Creedence Clearwater Revival),

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Panhandling no more: Smith, left, Chandler, Iaria, Parker and Wilson

Perhaps the only consistent truth about bands in college towns is that they’re always in transition. After a couple of years — especially when there’s a graduation or two in the picture — the musicians get restless to move on with their lives. The reasons they started playing together in the first place get trampled in the inevitable march of time. It’s with this badge of certainty that we say goodbye this week to General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers, a group that formed a little less than three years ago and took acoustic pop to delightfully bizarre and colorful places. Leaving behind a terrific full–length album (Whistle the Dirges) and a great EP (North of the River), General O is playing a farewell show Saturday, Nov. 3 at the

Sparetime. “There is sadness,” explains founding singer/guitarist Devin Smith, “but it’s almost more satisfaction. We got out of it a lot of what we intended to. This was my first band, my first project, so I’ve learned everything I need to do it again.” Smith, who has a SCAD degree in film, is decamping for Los Angeles to try his luck with both music and movies. “I know we all wanted to make an album — we made an album, we


Both Iaria and multi–instrumentalist Daniel Wilson are studying web design and video game development. Wilson, a classically–trained pianist, teaches piano at his home and is looking forward to re–entering the world of theater, which he loved in high school. Bass player Crystina Parker, the last to join General O, suffered another blow recently when her other musical partner, Britt Scott, left town. Along with Chandler, the three performed as the Lovely Locks. Now that group’s gone, too, and Parker says she’s got a “clean slate” and is hunting up a new project. Chandler, who has degrees in illustration and creative writing, is freelancing public relations work, writing music, and “looking for a job.” As for Smith, big bad L.A. beckons. “Savannah’s got a ton of talented, driven people,” he reflects. “But in L.A., you’re forced to do your best, all the time, because you can’t slack off. I’m looking forward to that. “Savannah is such a content city. You’re at home here, it’s easy to be comfortable, brick streets, moss and porches ... I’ll miss the porches the most.” CS General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers With Reader, the Popheads Where: Sparetime, 36 MLK When: At 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Admission: $3

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made an EP, and now we’re finishing up a couple of singles in time for the release show. We also wanted to go on tour, which was awesome. “I think we all wanted to get to the point where we were making money from it, for sure.” But that didn’t happen, and when the band got back from last spring’s 17–date swing through the South, the reality of “making a living” loomed large. “‘Run its course’ is a good way to put it,” explains Anna Chandler, she of the accordion, musical saw, occasional guitar and co–lead vocals. “After the amount of time we put into it, we were wanting to reap a little more from it. To see a little more from it. The tour was great, but there was no way we could sustain ourselves without getting jobs.” General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers began as an after–school whim. Once Smith and Chandler met and discovered a mutual appreciation for Modest Mouse, the Decemberists and other quirky, quasi–literary bands, they would sit on Smith’s front porch, or in Chandler’s dorm room, and write songs. First to come aboard the new project was drummer Duncan Iaria. He plays with Sins of Godless Men (formerly Howler), but even that isn’t a full–time thing. “I’ve just been more focused on school, honestly,” Iaria says. “I’m working on finishing up my thesis, hopefully next quarter I’ll be done with it and be finished with school.”

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“The gangs respect the art once there’s mural up,” he shrugs. “Very rarely will someone mess with it.” Adolfo and two other members of the El Paso mural crew were offered scholarships to SCAD in 2002, where he studied motion graphics rather than mess with his personal painting process. Observing the many neglected buildings downtown, he laments the lack of public art walls in Savannah. “I come from a place that is free with public art as long as you have permission,” says Adolfo. “When I got here, it was kind of a shock.” Thanks to last year’s alliance between See Savannah Art Walls and the Metropolitan Planning Commission, public art is now a reality in the city (as long as proper protocol is followed.) The first manifestation of the new city code, the wall at Habersham and 34th, has seen much transformation since Katherine Sandoz first laid out an abstract marsh scene across the concrete blocks last winter. Portraitist Troy Wandzel came next, adding flowers and local faces to Sandoz’s landscape, a layering effect that at first worried MPC members, then


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“i” — Recent mixed media by Xavier Robles de Medina. Through November 5, Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. 28 Still Lifes — Work by Carol Taylor. Show runs through Nov. 13. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80 Affecting the Effect — Heather MacRae-Trulson’s M.F.A Painting Candidate Thesis Show. Reception Friday Nov. 2, 7-10 PM. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Blvd Brad Hook — Brad D. Hook, watercolorist, will be displaying his works at the JEA from Nov. 1-30. Reception Nov. 4 2-5 p.m. Brad is a self taught watercolor artist who has been painting and drawing for over 35 years. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Dan Winters’ America: Icons & Ingenuity — Known for his iconic photographs of celebrities, Dan Winters has won more than 100 national and international awards for his work. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square

Above, Brad Hook’s work is at the JEA, with reception Sunday afternoon; at right, work by Anthony Dortch is at DesotoRow Gallery, reception Friday evening Little Black Dress — Curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley. SCAD Museum of Art. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Ellen Peckham — Savannah Center for Fine Art exhibits of the graphic art of Ellen Peckham. Reception Friday Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m Savannah Center for Fine Art, 41 Drayton St.

Local Flavor — Joanne Morton, artist/curator, hosts her first art show. Artists represented through Dragonfly Studio, Tybee Island make up the seven artists exhibited. Artists exhibiting are; Brad Hook, Carol Taylor, Gertrude Palmer, Jonathon Poirer, Linda Erzinger, James Russell May, & Denise Elliot-Vernon. October 5–December 6. Lowcountry Gourmet Foods, 10 W. Broughton St.

First Friday Art March — Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-9pm, a gallery hop along Bull Street from Forsyth to Victory to include Starland Arts District. Free and open to the public. Participants can start at any location and hop to the next. artmarchsavannah.com/ Ikeda Feingold — Large works show at The Sparetime, second floor, 36 MLK Jr Blvd. Reception Nov. 2, 6-11 p.m. Small works exhibition at Local 11Ten, 1110 Bull St. Reception Nov. 5, 5-6:30 pm.

Ornaments of Spirit — Recent paintings by Melinda Borysevicz, November 5December 3. Reception November 9, 6-8pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St

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Telfair Art Fair — 18th Annual Telfair Art Fair happens November 10-11 in Telfair Square, with the Arty Party Preview Nov. 9, 6-9 pm. This open-air styled event features 114 local and national artists around Telfair Square to Ellis Square. Free and open to the public on Saturday, November 10, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, November 11, from 12 to 4pm. Telfair Square The Privileged Series — Collection of over 100 illustrations in various sizes. The exhibition contains the illustrations and a series of mannequins that wear Anthony Canney’s clothing designs and Tim Cabell’s hair styles. The gallery space is divided into three sections: the Privileged, the Purifiers and the Other. Reception Nov. 2 6-9 PM. Through Nov.

5. DesotoRow Gallery, 2427 DeSoto Ave. The Sideshow — Nov. 2 from 7-10 PM. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd Turning Points in Portraiture — The Beach Institute in conjunction with The Hurn Museum presents this look at the history of portraiture’s relationship to art. Tue-Sat 12-5 pm, www.hurnmuseum. org Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Turntable Show — Maldoror’s Frame Shop presents its collection of custom crafted turntables, built from reclaimed lumber salvaged from both local antebellum homes and North Carolina mountain barns. Reception Friday Nov. 2 from 6-9pm as part of Forsyth to Victory Art March. Maldoror’s Frame

Shop, 2418 Desoto Ave. Tybee Arts Association Holiday Show — November Holiday show will feature more than 20 artists in a range of media, plus a silent auction for the Association’s first Artists’ Giving Tree. The show will be at the Tybee Old School Cafeteria, on Butler Ave., next to YMCA. Show opens Friday, Nov. 2, with reception 6 to 9 p.m., and continues Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tybee Old School Cafeteria, Butler Avenue, Tybee Island Vietnam Visions — Images of war are explored with sculptures and paintings by artist Karl Michel Nov. 9-30. Reception Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. Lecture and gallery talk will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. cs

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Private thoughts on Public

Siblings are often so different. That’s what I found at The Public Kitchen & Bar, the younger sister of popular Local 11 Ten. Both are handsome. The Public is trendy, well–appointed and comfortable. Diners enjoy inside seating in a cozy lower level, by big windows overlooking Bull Street, on the bustling sidewalk or perched high above the Bull and Liberty intersection. The bar’s inviting, with bartenders concocting sought–after craft cocktails. The location is paramount to the month–old eatery’s success. Although Broughton and Bull is much ballyhooed, this intersection is arguably the busiest, most restaurant-friendly bullseye in the city. The sightlines, the décor, the design — all are perfectly conceived and imaginative. The same can’t be said for the menu. Here’s where the siblings part company. While Local 11 Ten set the pace for new dishes upon its opening, The Public is clearly more oriented to casual dining; dishes that won’t challenge consumers’ palates. I was accompanied by three other guests so I could get a full overview of the menu. My New York strip, from a grass–fed supplier, was perfectly prepared to medium–well, but had fatty clusters all throughout the cut. It was satisfying, and a good value at $19. Sides of mashed potatoes were dense and starchy; a pair of broiled tomatoes topped with cheese was

short of ripe, the cheese topping rubbery and unappealing. Chimichurra sauce had intense flavor, but had separated into a watery puddle by the time the plate reached the table. An appetizer of potato and bacon soup was built on a chicken broth base, and seemed to have had too much thickening agent added. My friend’s jerk chicken was overcooked and dry. The jerk seasoning was mostly allspice, which had clumped and created an overwhelming coating. A quinoa base was moist enough, but lacked much flavor. Another friend’s hamburger was the hit of the night. A big, spongy pretzel roll looked and tasted great, and the 8–oz. burger was beautifully seasoned. Still, side dishes offer only potato chips or pasta salad. À la carte sides can be added, like mashed potatoes, but none seem fitting for such a generously portioned burger. My other friend liked his stuffed Portobello mushrooms but felt the stuffing was too cheesy. A month into its birth, there is still no menu posted online for The Public; there have been repeated calls for a menu among the restaurant’s Facebook followers. This is a real oversight—unless, like me, owners and management know they need a good tweaking to ensure The Public’s menu sustains in a competitive marketplace. It’s disappointing to see such a beautiful concept and location go lacking for a menu that fits its young, inventive personality. It’s a great value

if the menu fits your needs, and the wine list offers very fairly priced wines. Don’t let the small brands put you off though—I did know several of the wines and they are remarkable little producers. 1 W. Liberty St., (912) 200–4045

Artisan breads with a cause

Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah’s Bistro Savoir is selling artisan breads and desserts prior to Thanksgiving. The artisan breads and desserts will be locally–sourced and handmade under the direction of Chef Jean Vendeville, world–renowned pastry chef. Online pre–order sales are available through November 15 or when quantities are sold out. Artisan breads will include brioche, challah, dinner rolls, pumpernickel, focaccia and fougasse—a French version of focaccia bread made with bacon and herbs. Desserts include carrot cake, flourless chocolate cake, white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake along with apple, pecan and pumpkin pies. Baked goods will be available for pickup at the College’s campuses in Savannah, Liberty and Effingham on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Special arrangements may be made to pick up items on Friday, November 16. For a pick– up schedule, a complete list of items for sale and to place orders, visit www.bistrosavoir.com. cs


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Flight The destructive force that is alcoholism has formed the centerpiece of many a Hollywood drama, from The Lost Weekend to The Country Girl to Leaving Las Vegas. While the story details change, they all share characteristics familiar to anyone living in proximity to an alcoholic: The lies, the broken bonds of trust, the mental – and sometimes physical – abuse. The downward spiral. The breaking point. In director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Denzel Washington is veteran airline pilot Whip Whitaker, whose booze and cocaine addictions have already cost him his family. Now, his high–profile job is on the line, because he’s let his personal and professional lives get too close once too often. He enters the cockpit of an Orlando–to–Atlanta flight just drunk enough to be impaired, but not enough to send up any warning signals to the people flying with him. The devastating crash happens within the first 15 minutes of Flight; it’s staged for maximum scare, and anyone who’s already a

little nervous about flying might want to take a pass on this movie, or risk a lifelong commitment to Amtrak. It’s that gut–wrenching. No spoilers here; Captain Whitaker is among the survivors, and as the crash is investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, exactly what happened in those tense final moments is explored again and again. Washington, who could play this kind of mixed–up badass in his sleep by now, gives the beleaguered pilot a deep sense of vulnerability masked by bravado and denial. An understated Don Cheadle plays Whitaker’s


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Even with Tyler Perry essaying the title role in Alex Cross, don’t expect to see any Cross cross–dressing in this adaptation of one of the many countless thrillers penned by best–selling author James Patterson. While Perry has made the bulk of his considerable fortune donning a dress to play the larger–than–life character of

Madea, the actor plays it straight here. Keeping it so close to the vest, Perry acquits himself well enough, even if his limited turn brings to mind Dorothy Parker’s famous quip about Katharine Hepburn (in a particular stage performance) running “the gamut of emotions from A to B.” Morgan Freeman played an older Alex Cross in 1997’s fairly decent Kiss the Girls and 2001’s daft Along Came a Spider, so this new film can be viewed as a prequel of sorts – although finding the through–line in these actors’ radically different interpretations of the character can be a daunting task. In this outing, Cross is a Detroit detective–psychologist whose team consists of BFF Tommy Kane (Edward Burns) and Monica Ashe (Rachel Nichols). Their case involves them tracking down a demented killer they dub Picasso (Matthew Fox), a muscle–bound maniac who gets a thrill out of torturing people. Picasso has been hired by an unknown person to assassinate a French titan of industry (Jean Reno) as well as those closest to him, but after Cross and his team temporarily gum up his schedule, he elects to come after them as well. Alex Cross is for the most part a stridently by–the–numbers thriller, yet its casual cruelty serves to also render it slightly repellent. Because Picasso is never identified as a serial misogynist – he’s supposed to be an equal opportunity provider of pain – the fact that the most brutal and shocking acts of violence are all committed against women speaks ill of director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and his scripters. The first victim is injected with a date–rape drug that renders her paralyzed but able to feel everything that happens to

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Boogie Nights. The Master features passionate performances from its stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It’s obviously a work of passion for its creator, who stages it with his typical flair and inventiveness. And yet it never quite persuades us to believe in its convictions, its viewpoints, even its sense of purpose. Phoenix essays the role of Freddie Quell, a World War II vet who returns to the world in a shell–shocked condition. An often temperamental man, he soon becomes a disciple of sorts to Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), the founder of a religion known as The Cause. No one, not even Dodd’s wife Peggy (Amy Adams), can understand why such a cultured gentleman like Lancaster would hang around an uncouth thug like Freddie. But it’s a relationship that works in spurts – and that pretty much describes the film itself. Although Lancaster Dodd and The Cause are clearly based on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, the film approaches the religion from such a safe, soft distance that it’s hard to get a proper slant on its inner workings and outer appeal. This problem would perhaps have been alleviated by making Lancaster Dodd, the picture’s most interesting character, the protagonist, but this is clearly Freddie’s story, thereby keeping audiences at an unfortunate distance. The Master contains some continues on p. 46

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lawyer, and Bruce Greenwood is the only one from the pilots’ union who doesn’t seem to want him hung out to dry. But Whitaker’s an alcoholic. He lets them both down. John Goodman’s brief appearances as the pilot’s drug dealer pal are but comic relief in an otherwise deadly serious film. British actress Kelly Riley appears as a junkie who becomes Whitaker’s unlikely lifeline as he comes under increasingly intense scrutiny; it’s a variation of the “hooker with a heart of gold,” and as their scenes together unfold, we’re meant to wonder if these two abusers are meant to go down in flames together. The brilliant Zemeckis, who hasn’t had a big hit since Cast Away a dozen years ago, does serviceable work – it’s hard to make a bad film with the dogged, durable Washington in the lead – but Flight isn’t going to be the one to bring him back to his Back to the Future and Forrest Gump heyday. In fact, the Zemeckis film it reminded me of most was 1997’s Contact, which mesmerized me as I watched it on the screen. Two minutes outside the theater, however, I had forgotten most of it. — Bill DeYoung Flight opens Friday, Nov. 2.

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genuinely powerful scenes and probably warrants a second viewing, but for the most part, even true believers of Paul Thomas Anderson might lose some of their faith after kneeling before this heavily hyped, but curiously distant, endeavor.

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How dedicated is director Ben Affleck to capturing 1979 in his splendid new film, the political thriller Argo? He makes sure that the Warner Bros. studio logo that fills the screen at the beginning isn’t the glossy WB shield that’s instantly recognizable to today’s audiences but is instead the old–school W made up of three parallel lines against an oval backdrop. It’s a tiny detail – even an irrelevant one— but it demonstrates how thoroughly Affleck has committed himself to his third directorial effort. Those naysayers who were waiting for the filmmaker to stumble after the one–two punch of Gone Baby Gone and The Town will just have to keep waiting, since Affleck is firing on all cylinders here. Argo is an amazingly proficient film in which great swatches of humor never get in the way of the suspenseful saga at its center. Based on a true story, it relates the smaller drama that was playing off stage next to the main attraction of the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, when militants invaded the U.S. embassy in Tehran and captured 52 Americans. While this hostage situation was dominating international news, little was known about the plight of six Americans who managed to slip out of the embassy undetected. As seen in the film, the six find sanctuary in the home of the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber). Knowing that the group will eventually be found and most likely executed, the U.S. government weighs a number of lousy options – for starters, giving the sextet bicycles and asking them to pedal their way out of the country – before reluctantly settling on the one proposed by CIA specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck): Head to Iran under the pretense of making a movie, and then bring the stranded Americans back under the guise of various crew members. Mendez heads up the operation himself, but in order to be convincing, he first travels to Hollywood to get expert counseling from two

boisterous individuals: John Chambers (John Goodman), an Oscar– winning makeup artist (Planet of the Apes) who also aids the CIA on the side, and Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin), a producer who agrees to help promote the fake film but only if the fake film can be a hit (while Chambers is a real–life figure, Siegel is not). For their movie, they settle on a screenplay titled Argo, a derivative science fiction flick set in an exotic locale. Unlike such pandering nonsense as Taken 2, Argo doesn’t traffic in mindless jingoism. While the ingenuity and resourcefulness of America (and Canada, which cosponsored the rescue) takes center stage, the script by Chris Terrio (based on a Wired article by Joshuah Bearman) also takes time to explain how it was this country’s interference in foreign affairs that directly led to the hostage crisis. Affleck and Terrio treat the portions involving the stranded embassy workers with the solemnity they deserve, largely leaving the humor for the Hollywood sequences featuring established cutups Arkin and Goodman. Indeed, the only levity to be found in the Tehran–set sequences involves the dopey ‘staches found on the American men – then again, that’s just Affleck engaged in period verisimilitude.

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There’s a pleasant surprise involving the new comedy Here Comes the Boom. No, it’s not particularly good – that would rank as a miracle more than a surprise – but it does showcase Kevin James in his most appealing turn since 2005’s Hitch. James has been a washout as a big–screen comedian – a plight that affects many performers who tether their careers to Adam Sandler’s – but he exudes a natural sincerity that others in his field cannot, and Here Comes the Boom plays off that as much as it plays off his limited comic range. James stars as Scott Voss, a biology teacher who’s crushed when he learns that school budget cuts will result in the axing of the music department and the termination of its inspirational head, Marty Streb (Henry Winkler). It will take $48,000 to save the extracurricular activity, but none of the teachers are willing to help out except for Voss and the school nurse, Bella Flores (Salma Hayek). Voss

finally comes up with a plan: He’ll raise the dough by becoming a mixed martial arts fighter, since even the bout losers come away with cash in their pockets. You can see where this is headed: Under the tutelage of his muscle–bound friend Niko (a likable turn by real–life MMA champ Bas Rutten), Voss becomes good enough to ascend to a nationally televised match. There’s also some predictably tired gags involving foreigners attempting to become U.S. citizens, the usual heavily relayed message about chasing dreams, and the typical patriarchal–Hollywood fantasy that allows someone who looks like Kevin James to bag someone who looks like Salma Hayek. But although the movie is produced by Sandler’s company and directed by Sandler flunkie Frank Coraci, it’s refreshingly devoid of the crudity and stupidity that usually run rampant in these films.

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In Taken 2, Liam Neeson returns as ex–CIA operative Bryan Mills. As he’s held prisoner by the thugs hoping to avenge those he killed in the first film, he’s communicating with his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) via cell phone. In order for her to locate his whereabouts, he needs to pinpoint his position, so he orders her to toss grenades(!) over the rooftops of Istanbul so he can listen for the blasts. Somehow, I doubt Bryan would be so quick to explore this route if he was being held hostage in a California or Pennsylvania suburb, but such is the “us against them” view taken by this cheerfully xenophobic series that mainly pushes the notion that Americans should stay home since the rest of the world is a dangerous place populated with nothing but sex traffickers and gun–toting loonies (since, God knows, we don’t have any of these types in the U.S. of A.). Such a myopic view is easy to ignore because these are disposable popcorn pictures with little political or moral heft – besides, the first Taken was actually an exciting, accomplished movie that expertly mined its premise. Taken 2, however, is nothing more than a lazy retread, with a director less skilled in the art of action choreography (Olivier Megaton replaces

the first film’s Pierre Morel), generic villains rounded up from Central Casting and an endless car chase that somehow manages to run 100 minutes in a 90–minute movie.

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The pretzel–twisted thriller Looper may not take us back to the future as satisfyingly as director Robert Zemeckis’ Marty McFly trilogy or James Cameron’s Terminator franchise, but writer–director Rian Johnson does enough right to all but guarantee that he now has a future cult film on the books. Johnson, who made an attention–grabbing debut with 2005’s Brick and followed that with 2008’s pleasant The Brothers Bloom, continues to function as Christopher Nolan’s Mini–Me, coming up with wildly imaginative movies that (unlike Nolan’s) don’t quite muster enough power to truly break through. In Looper, Joseph Gordon–Levitt stars as Joe, who in the year 2042 serves as one of a select group of “loopers,” paid assassins who eliminate whoever is sent back via time travel from the year 2072 by the ruling mob of that future world. Joe is content and growing ever richer with his blood–splattered career choice, but the day arrives when he finds himself expected to wipe out the 30–years–older version of himself. Old Joe (Bruce Willis) has other plans than just taking a blast to the chest, though, and he manages to escape from his younger self. For his part, Joe winds up at a farm house owned by the strong– willed Sara (Emily Blunt), who’s living there with her little boy (Pierce Gagnon). As Joe bides his time until his middle–aged self again shows up on the scene, he comes to care for the woman and child more than he expected. With the aid of prosthetics, Gordon–Levitt is quite good as he mimics Willis in order to maintain characterconsistency. The time–travel aspects of Johnson’s script don’t always flow smoothly, requiring viewers to engage in an even greater suspension of disbelief than normal. Given the premium rush being delivered on screen, though, I don’t think that will be a problem. CS


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The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s District Calendar Committee has developed a proposed academic calendar for School Year 2013-2014. This proposed calendar would begin the school year on Thursday, August 8, 2013 and end the school year on Friday, May 23, 2014. The proposed calendar is posted for public review and comment prior to a final Committee recommendation being made to the Board of Public Education To comment, fill out a brief survey located on the homepage of the district’s website at www.sccpss.com. Comments will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, November 16, 2012.

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The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Loco’s, 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. 303-550-1158 for more info. [072912]

Benefits Iron Horse Rodeo to Benefit Horsin’ Around

Bike/car show, motorcycle skills competition, horse shoe tournament, Kids Korral with bouncer, horse rides and carnival games. Saturday, Nov. 3, 12noon-4pm. Fundraiser for Horsin Around, a local non-profit riding therapy program. $10 adults...$5 kids under 13. Location: Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 200 Jesup Road

(Off Hwy 80) in Pooler.

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

Impact a child’s life-- Fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone with more than 100 million children receiving shoe box gifts since the project began in 1993. National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12-19. There are collection sites around the Savannah area. To find a location near you, visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

PurpleStride Savannah

A 5K timed walk/run on the beach at Tybee Pier on the south end of Tybee Island to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. PurpleLight vigil to follow for those fighting or lost to this disease. Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3:00-6:00pm. Information: www.purplestride. org/savannah

15th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball

Saturday, Nov. 10, 6pm at Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. Dinner and dancing with live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions. Silent & live auction. Mike Manhatton will be the Master of Ceremonies for “A Night of Celebration” honoring 15 years of service and support to families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Proceeds benefit SMA Angels Charity Inc., a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for SMA. Tickets $80. Sponsorships available. Information: www. smaangels.org, or (912) 727-4762 or smacharity@aol.com.

Boys and Girls Clubs 95th Anniversary Blue Door Celebration

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Empire celebrates its anniversary with an Annual Banquet and Charity Auction, featuring Superbowl great George Atkinson (born in Savannah) as the keynote speaker. Catered by Outback Steakhouse. Thurs. Nov. 1. (call for times) Savannah Station, 301 Cohen Street. Tickets: $50. Sponsorships available. Information and tickets: bgcsavannah.org or 912-233-2939 Extension 2.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Fall Celebration

Games, face painting, inflatables, rock climbing, contests, raffle, Karate Demonstration, music, food court and much more, to benefit the school. Sat. Nov 17, 11am to 4pm at the Bamboo Farms on Canebreak Road off Hwy 17 in Savannah. Cost: $10 for wrist band to jump all day, $2 admission for Adults & babies. Additional charges for raffles, food and drinks.

Dancing with the Savannah Stars Finale

A benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Thursday, November 8, at 8:00pm at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street. Twelve Savannah “Stars” compete to win best female dancer, best male dancer, overall fundraiser and Viewer’s Choice. Tickets: $100 for VIP admission; $35 for general admission. VIP tickets include a Pre-Reception at 45 Bistro (123 East Broughton Street) beginning at 6:00pm and premium seating to the show. Support your favorite dancer by voting online at www.dancingwithsavannahstars.org, or for more information, (912) 447-8908.

Drop and Drive Donation Event for Giving In Love, Inc. Drop off new or barely-used toddler and baby items for distribution to low-income moth-

ers and mothers-to-be. Sponsored by Giving In Love, Inc. www.givinginlove.org. Saturday, November 10, 12noon-3:00pm. Parrott Plaza,, 48 W. Montgomery Crossroad, across from K-Mart. Information: 912-388-1658 or info@givinginlove.org.

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. www.forsythfarmersmarket.com or email Kristin@forsythfarmersmarket.com for information. [091512]

Golf for Birdies Benefit Tournament for America’s Second Harvest Food Bank

Monday, November 12, 2012, 8:30 am, The Savannah Golf Club: Take a swing against hunger at this charity golf tournament benefiting America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. This fundraiser provides more than 5,000 turkeys for families in need during the holidays. Player’s lunch and prizes included with tournament registration. Fee: $150 per player. Information: 912-721-1789 or dfranz@ helpendhunger.org

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: bikramyogasavannah.com or 912344-1278/912-356-8280. [072212]

Parkinson’s Walk Savannah

Saturday, November 10, 9:30am-3:00pm. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Day long events include Tai Chi and warm up stretches, 1.5 mile fundraiser walk around the lake, and post-walk festivities. Proceeds benefit the Coastal Empire Region of the National Parkinson Foundation - Georgia. Registration and information: http://www.npfgeorgia. kintera.org/savannah2012

Pasta on the Park

A pre-Rock ’n Roll Marathon carbo-loading extravaganza benefiting Liam’s Land for Lymphatic Malformation Research. Friday, Nov. 2, 4:00-8:30pm. Location: American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull Street. Sponsored by Rail Pub. Dinner includes salad, pasta, sweet, and nonalcoholic drink. Cash bar available. Dine in or carry out. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door. www.liamsland.org.

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 Active.com as well the Historic Savannah Foundation website. www.myhsf. org/special-events/seacrest-race/ Or see the Facebook page. Registration fees: $35-45

Savannah Children’s Theatre Once Upon a Time Gala

Savannah Children’s Theatre annual costume gala. Costumes optional. Adults only. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Knights of Columbus, 3 West Liberty Street. Tickets $25 advance. $30 at the door. Italian dinner, dessert and cash bar. Children are invited to attend our fall dance/ movie event located at Savannah Children’s Theatre that same night, from 6pm -10:30pm

$20 Information: info@savannahchildrenstheatre.org or 912-238-9015 www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org.

Savannah-Chatham Stars Talent Show

A talent show featuring Savannah-Chatham County Public School System teachers, instructional support personnel, and staff from across the district to showcase their singing talents. A benefit for the Teacher of the Year and Instructional Support Person of the Year recognition programs. Monday, November 5, 7:00 pm at the Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull Street. Tickets: $12. Ticket sales and information: 912-233-7764.

Slammin’ Cancer Chili Challenge

Wilmington Island Wishes (a local non-profit) is hosting its annual Chili Challenge in support of Owen Newman – a 4 year old battling NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma. Bring the whole family! Saturday, November 10, 1pm-until the chili is gone. Britannia British Pub, 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Information: Sandi Godfrey 706-207-1870 $5.00 admission per person. Chili Tasting, 50/50 raffle, Silent Auction, live music, and football.

Call for Entries St. Thomas Thrift Store Grant Applications

The St. Thomas Thrift Store is accepting applications from area charities for grants to be awarded at the end of December 2012. Applications must be submitted before November 15, 2012 to be considered. The amount of a grant generally ranges from $500 to $1500. Contact Betty Ann Brooks at BettyAnn.Brooks@yahoho. com for an application and instructions. Or pick up an application at the Thrift Store at 1126 E. Montgomery Crossroads on Mon., Tues., Fri. or Sat. between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Artwork Sought for Political Satire Art Show

How do you express your political opinions through your art? We want to know! Submit works of art by Nov 5, 2012. (Small entry fee applies) Visit the Opening Reception on November 9, 2012 Check out more info on the Desotorow Gallery website or www.facebook. com/events/480208102009743/.

Critz Tybee Run Fest 2013 Tee Shirt Design Contest

Critz Tybee Run Fest 2013 seeks submissions for its Tee Shirt Design Contest. Winning entry will serve as the design on the event T-shirt worn by approximately 5,000 participants in the February 2013 running event. Winner receives a Tybee Island weekend prize package, provided by Tybee Vacation Rentals, and dinner at the Sundae Café on Tybee Island. Contest deadline: November 23, 2012. See online instructions and entry information: www. critztybeerun.com/t-shirt-contest.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Drawing II

Explore the use of props and photographs to achieve strong composition. Discover the elements of design, basics of portraiture and the interaction of color. Drawing experience required. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Nov. 1 - 29, no class on Thanksgiving. $125. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Office of Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Register: 912-478-5551 or ceps.

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Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay

Explore the potential of Hadar’s ™ copper and bronze clays through the art of jewelry making. Focusing on texturing, building and burnoFee: $200. Mondays, 11/5/2012 to 12/03/2012 Registration fee includes materials. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/artclasses. html Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education. Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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 chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. A complete list of classes and class descriptions are available at http://www. chrismorrisphotography.com/photographyclasses. [082612]

Art Classes at the Studio School.

Learn to draw and paint under the mentorship of a working artist. Learn more at melindaborysevicz.com/the_studio_school or email: melindaborysevicz@gmail.com, 1319-B Bull Street. 912-484-6415 Fall 2012 classes begin mid-September. Youth Oil Painting and Drawing; Adult Oil Painting and Drawing; Painting, A Creative Exploration. [091012]

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

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

Avatar® Info Hour

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

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 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.islandschristian.org. [062812]

Fall Art Classes at S.P.A.C.E. Now Registering

Day and evening sessions for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Sessions begai October 26 and run through December 14. Held at the Department of Cultural Affairs studio S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street. Six week classes and weekend workshops including Cartooning, Beginning Lapidary Arts, Holiday Clay Ornament workshop and others. Fees vary, and include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Advance registration is required. Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

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

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 www.savannahpha.com [062812]

Kayak Building Workshop

Build your own “skin” kayak in 7 days. Session I: November 3 - 10. Session II: November 12 18. Savannah Canoe & Kayak, 414 Bonaventure Rd. 912-341-9502. savannahcanoeandkayak. com

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@ awsav.com. [051912]

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

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

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Novel Writing

mediate QuickBooks® - Taking it to the Next Level. November 6, 9am – 12pm. Reporting* How to manage your business using QuickBooks®. November 13, 9am – 12pm. Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Internal Controls - Important QuickBooks related questions for your tax advisor for year-end and more. Information/registration: Barbara Fierstein at 912-527-1337 or bfierstein@hancockaskew. com. Free registration.

Russian Language Classes

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

SAT Prep Course Series

For high school juniors and seniors. Essay Writing for the SAT/ACT-- 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday evenings, November 6 - November 27, finishing just in time for the December 3rd SAT. Math Prep and Critical Reading Prep courses are scheduled for January and February 2013. For more information about these and other courses, contact Judy Fogarty at 644-5967 or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

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

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

Group Guitar Lessons

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@ gmail.com for pricing and scheduling information. [062812]

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels of guitar student. Instructor is Dr.Brian Luckett, DMA classical guitar performance (www.brianluckett.com). 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]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

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

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. conquistador-spanish.com Fee: $155.00 Meets in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive.

Introduces the different tools for editing photographs, using layers and basic editing to improve photographic images. You’ll need a basic understanding of computers, digital imaging, and photo editing. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11/27/2012 to 12/6/2012 Time: 6:30-8:30pm. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or christinataylor@ georgiasouthern.edu Fee: $85. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education program, at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/digital.html

Participants will learn a “toolbox” full of hands-on comfort measures including breathing, massage, positioning, pressure points and much more from two labor doulas. For moms and their birth companions, to prepare for labor and delivery. The class is held the last Wednesday of each month at 100 Riverview Drive, 6pm-8pm. $100 per couple. Call Ann Carroll (912) 7047650 or e-mail her at carroll3620@bellsouth. net. Reservations are required and space is limited. [070812]

Beading Classes at Bead Dreamer Studio

Champions Training Center

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

Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction With a PhD in Music

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-8979559. $20/week. [062812]

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

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

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

Drawing Instruction

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

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

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

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

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Photoshop Basics

QuickBooks Seminars

Hancock Askew & Co. LLP is hosting a series of four free half-day QuickBooks Seminars for PC users. Location: Hancock Askew’s offices, 100 Riverview Drive. Seminars: October 23, 9am – 12pm. QuickBooks® 101* Getting started, setting up your first accounts, basic navigation, bank reconciliations and credit card reconciliations. October 30, 9am – 12pm, Inter-

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Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

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


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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. SavannahCBLV.org. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton Street. [101412]

Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 308-6768 for more info. [062912]

Chatham Sailing Club

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

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. http://www.meetup. com/SavannahEnergyHealers/ [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 www.honorflightsavannah.org [062912]

Islands MOMSnext

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

Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets

at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: https://sites.google.com/ site/islandsmops/ [062912]

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Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

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

Low Country Turners

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

Michigan State University Football! MSU Coastal Alumni Club

Gather with other MSU alums to watch football at B&D Burgers on Abercorn Street. The MSU Coastal Alumni Club meets four times to watch games during fall 2012: Sept. 15 vs. Notre Dame; Sept. 29 vs Ohio State; Oct. 20 vs. Ann Arbor; Nov. 3 vs. Nebraska. Information: www.msucoastalalumniclub.com or 248-345-4434

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 athenapluto@yahoo.com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [063012]

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

A new club formed to bring lovers of card games together to play games such as Spades, Hearts, Rummy, etc. We will meet every other Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13. E. Park Ave. Next meeting is July 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@comcast. net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. [062912]

Safe Kids Savannah

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

Savannah Art Association

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

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1 Account of rounds 7 Drink brand with a lizard logo 11 Unlike prescription meds: abbr. 14 Point out similarity between 15 Think ahead 16 Gp. once headed by Charlton Heston 17 “Sorry, Buckeye State, but the whole General Assembly’s coming over for my party!” 20 Morse code sounds 21 Milhouse’s bus driver 22 What you used to be 23 U-turn from WSW 24 Distress call 25 Shannen’s nickname, on “Charmed” 27 Story about a guy who sells things in the Silver State? 33 Simple, as an on-screen process 34 “I’m ___ roll” 35 Angry game characters 38 Word after mole or mall 39 John with a lot of glasses 41 Prefix for friendly 42 Publication known for its pie graphs 45 With 58-across, “The Granite State! Oops, I just sneezed all over you!” 50 ___ weevil 51 Some assault rifles 52 Napoleonic marshal 53 Garbage hauler 55 Robert Smith band, with “The” 57 Gomer who said “Shazam!” 58 See 45-across 62 National Coming ___ Day 63 Garfield’s foil 64 Actress Evigan of “Step Up 2: The Streets” 65 Thatcher and Blair: abbr. 66 Feathery wraps 67 Grades in non-challenging classes

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1 Fry’s cohort, on “Futurama” 2 Corazon of the Philippines 3 Went into heat, like a moose 4 Soviet news agency 5 Getting from ___ B 6 Be necessary 7 Good name for a Dalmatian 8 Medley 9 Scrooge’s kvetch 10 Brian once of Roxy Music 11 Precisely 12 Test answer 13 Prop for Mr. Peanut 18 Admiral Ackbar phrase 19 Flabbergast 24 Like some massage 25 Plastic for pipes 26 Tries again with a trial 28 Move like a bobblehead doll 29 “Mairzy ___” (1940s novelty song) 30 Easy instrument to strum 31 “Walking on Thin Ice” songwriter Yoko 32 Sought office 35 Folds in an iPod 36 Rocks, in a bar 37 Subjects of “either oar” situations? 40 Caustic cleaner 43 T-shirt size options: abbr. 44 Former NBA star ___ Mutombo 46 Gordie on the ice 47 “So, back to what I was saying...” 48 Montana’s capital 49 Minor villains in “The Lion King” 53 Hit Rodeo Drive, e.g. 54 Old pal 55 Type of “pet” that’s really a plant 56 Multi-purpose product’s benefits 57 Greek consonants 59 Judas Priest singer ___ Halford 60 Wedding words 61 Longtime Notre Dame coach Parseghian

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each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton St. All are welcome, including beginners. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208. [091512]

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Savannah Brewers’ League

Savannah Clemson Club

Savannah Area Clemson alumni and supporters meet at various times and locations throughout the year. Viewing parties for football games held at Satisfied (formerly Loco’s Downtown), 301 W. Broughton Street. Information: Gareth Avant at garethavant@gmail.com or 336-339-3970. [092312]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

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 www.savannahjaycees.com [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 www.savannahkennelclub.org [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

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Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail beachnit13@yahoo. com. [080312]

Savannah Storytellers

Meets 6-7pm every other Wednesday at Tubby’s on River Drive in Thunderbolt. The aim of Savannah Storytellers is to “talk to tell” a story or stories. We will help, encourage and instruct you in audio-recording and/or presenting your own story. Limited seating. Must have reservation. Call 912-349-4059. [091012]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Atlanta Bread Company in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn Street. Free and open to the public. Information: www.savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/group 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 SeersuckerLive.com. [063012]

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: onebornfree@yahoo.com. [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: www.savannahaux.com 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 chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information. [063012]

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www. cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [062812]

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. [062812]

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Irish Dance Classes

Adult Ballet Class

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

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

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]

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 2:00 - 4:00pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_ tango@yahoo.com. [100712]

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

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

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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]

Salsa Savannah Dance & Lessons

Lessons Tue. & Thur. at SubZero Lounge, 109 W. Broughton St., from 7-10pm. (Free intro class at 7pm). Dancing 10-close. Drink specials during happy hours. Lessons on Sat at Salon de Baile at Noon. Visit salsasavannah.com / 912704-8726 for info. [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]

Events Puppet Show: “Beyond the Moss Curtain”

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, Friday, November 2nd at 5:00pm. Featuring Moscelyne the Moss Fairy who loves to “dish” on some of the most colorful Savannah characters from Nathaniel Greene to Paula Deen. Pre show BackstagePass Tour is included. Visit our little puppet factory get an up close and inside view of our puppet world. Cost $24.00. Call for Special Pricing. Reservations preferred. The Puppet People Party Place, 3119 Furber Avenue. 912-355-3366.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012. The Bridge Run gives participants the chance to conquer Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5% grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River, on foot. You can register online at www.active. com, in person at Savannah’s Fleet Feet Sports location or even download a printable registration form and mail it in. For more information, please visit www.SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com.

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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.

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street, on this 20-30 minute tour, its restoration, architectural notes and touch on the history of theatre and early cinema. $4 per person, cash or check only. Group rates for 10 or more. School trips available. Times: No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

daily. Reservations available for other times. Information: 912-525-5023 or emuller@lucastheatre.com. [062412]

Fitness

We are doing 1 1/2 shows for free right now. If you need an opening musical act, please consider us. We are located on Wilmington Island. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Edge-ofRed/415364065167234?ref=hl

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Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

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. www.savannahsca.org [072212]

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: cinesavannah@att.net [072812]

Psychotronic Film Society

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

Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

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

Team In Training Info Meetings in October and November Meetings in Oct. & Nov. at various fitness stores and gyms around Savannah and Chatham County. Learn how you can participate in one of the following events with Team In Training: Critz Tybee Run Fest (five different distances), Publix Georgia Marathon & Half, Inaugural Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Rev3 Knoxville Triathlon, Spartan Adventure Race and America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. For more info, visit www.teamintraining.org/ga or call 912-484-2582.

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 1010:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/members, $5/

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Gen. Adm. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, 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]

ARIES

(March 21–April 19) Big opportunities are coming up for you. Even if you cash in on them, though, they aren’t likely to make an immediate practical impact. They are subtle and deep, these prospects. They have the potential of catalyzing monumental shifts in your long–term unfolding, but will take a while to transform your day–to–day rhythm. So what are these openings? Here are my guesses: 1. You could root out a bad seed that got embedded in your subconscious mind before you knew any better. 2. You could reinterpret the meaning of certain turning points in your past, thereby revising the flow of your life story. 3. You could forgive yourself for an old sin you thought you’d never let go of. 4. You could receive a friendly shock that will diminish some sadness you’ve carried for a long time.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) This would be a good time to get introspective and meditative about your urge to merge . . . to think objectively about the way you approach togetherness . . . to be honest with yourself about what strengths and weaknesses you bring to the art of collaboration. The most important question you can ask yourself during this inventory is this: “How do I personally contribute, either knowingly or unconsciously, to the problems I experience in relationships.” Here’s another query you might consider: “How hard am I willing to work to create the kinds of intimacy and alliances I say I want?”

rather than what’s amusing and stimulating. Your password is sanctuary.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) On September 22, the San Francisco Giants played a baseball game against the San Diego Padres. In the fourth inning, Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval sprinted to the edge of the field, then hurled himself over a railing and into the crowd in order to snag a foul pop–up. The fact that he landed upside down but perfectly unhurt wasn’t the most impressive aspect of his feat. Nor was his improbable ability to wield such precise concentration while invoking so much raw force. Even more amazing was the pink bubble that Sandoval blew with his chewing gum nanoseconds before he dived. It was a supremely playful and successful Zen moment. That’s the spirit I hope you will bring to your efforts in the coming days.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) Your unconscious mind will be more accessible than usual in the coming weeks. It will reveal its agendas more clearly and play more of an active role in your life. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? It will depend on how open–minded you are toward the surprises your secret self will reveal. If you try to ignore or repress its eruptions, they’ll probably wreak chaos. If, on the other hand, you treat this other part of you as an unpredictable but generous ally, you may be able to work out a collaboration that serves you both.

GEMINI

VIRGO

“Dear Rob: I seem to be marooned in an interesting limbo. The sights and sounds are not exactly pretty, but they keep me perversely entertained. I’m sampling tastes that are more sour than sweet, thinking that sooner or later the sweetness will start to prevail — but it never does. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a trance, unable to do what’s best for me. Can you offer any help? Like maybe give me a password that would break me out of the trance? –Meandering Gemini.” Dear Meandering: This is one of those rare times when you have cosmic permission to favor what’s calming and reassuring

Urbandictionary.com defines “Skymall solution” as “an absurdly single–purposed tool or solution that solves a problem you don’t actually have.” The term is derived from the famous Skymall catalog, which sells unusual specialty products. According to my analysis of the current astrological omens, you should be wary of any attraction you might have to Skymall solutions. Do you really need a King Tut tissue box cover or an ice cube tray that makes ice in the shape of dachshunds or a stencil set for putting messages on your bundt cake? I doubt it. Nor do you need their metaphorical

(May 21–June 20)

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LIBRA

CAPRICORN

Right before I woke up this morning, I had a dream that one of my teeth fell out. As I lay there groggily in bed, my mind searched for its meaning. “What does losing a tooth symbolize?” I asked myself. “What is its psychological meaning?” I promised myself that when I got up, I would google that question. But my rumination was interrupted by a dull ache in the back of my mouth, and it was only then that I remembered: Yesterday, in actual waking life, I had a real tooth yanked out by a real dentist. The moral of the story, Libra: Be wary of making up elaborate stories and mythic assumptions about events that have simple, mundane explanations.

“You must learn from the mistakes of others,” said humorist Sam Levenson. “You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” That’s excellent advice for you right now, Capricorn. In order to glean the teachings you need most, you won’t have to bumble through a single wrong turn or bad decision yourself. There will be plenty of blundering role models who will be providing you with the precise inspiration you need. Study them carefully.

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) This is an excellent time to explore the frontiers of wise foolishness. I’m hoping you will take full advantage of learning opportunities that might require you to shed your excess dignity and acknowledge how much you don’t know. Are you brave enough to disavow cynical thoughts and jaded attitudes that muffle your lust for life? Are you smart enough to understand how healthy it would be to go out and play like an innocent wild child? Make yourself available for delightful surprises.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Zombies used to be terrifying. But then they became a featured motif in pop culture, often in humorous contexts, and now there’s a growing acceptance and even affection for them. Here’s the view of Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide: “Eventually rock and roll morphs from Sid Vicious to the Jonas Brothers. Same thing with vampires: We went from Dracula to Twilight to make them peachy and G–rated. I guarantee you someone is working on a way to take the fear out of zombies and market them to children.” Your assignment, Sagittarius, is to do to your personal fears what the entertainment industry has done to zombies: Turn them into amusing caricatures that don’t trouble you so much. For example, visualize an adversary singing a

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Every November, thousands of writers participate in National Novel Writing Month. They pledge to compose at least 50,000 words of a new novel in that 30–day period. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aquarius, I propose that you commit yourself to a comparable project in your own field. Is there a potential masterpiece on which you could get a substantial amount of work done? Is there a major transformation you’ve long wanted to undertake but have always had some excuse to avoid? I predict that you will attract unexpected help and luck if you summon the willpower to focus on that task.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) Don’t believe the climate is changing? Go ask the birds what they think. Sixty percent of all the feathered species in North America have moved north in the past 46 years. Scientists are pretty sure their migration is a response to the warming trend that’s afoot. I like the idea of tuning in to how animals behave in order to get accurate information about the state of the world. Would you consider doing more of that, Pisces? According to my astrological analysis, the coming months will be a time when you can learn a lot from non–human intelligences.

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 egs5719@aol.com or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. [063012]

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., http:// www.savj.org. [063012]

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 www.savannahyoga.com. [063012]

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions are held on Thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 Riverview Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Course fee: $100. Contact Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 or ann@ aikyayoga.com. [063012]

Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

Every Wednesday women climb for half price from 6pm - 10pm. $5. 302 W Victory Drive, Suite D. savannahclimbingcoop.com [091012]

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: savannahdiscgolf.com or savannahdiscgolf@ gmail.com All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. [063012]

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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

The Yoga Room

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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

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Zumba Fitness (R) Classes with April

Mondays @ 5:30 and Thursdays @ 6:30. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Just $5 for nonmembers. Call 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 www.firstcitynetwork.org. [0622812]

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. [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 well-being of the LGBT community in the South, and organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride.com. [062812]

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health Free hearing & speech screening

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Energy Medicine Basics & Inner Journeys Workshop

Clean house at the cellular level With Ellen Farrell, MA, NCC, LPC, EEM-­‐AP. Sat. Nov. 3. Part 1, 9-10am. Practice energy testing, Chakra clearing, & other EM basics. Part 2, 10am-12:30pm –Practice energy fusion mindful movement. Clear past emotional pain, trauma, fear; small group sharing, Q & A, and a beautiful Spirit/Chakra/Core Star Guided Imagery Meditation. Where: Park South Office complex, Ste. B-8 7505 Waters Ave. Contact to register and for fee information: www.ellenfarrell.com or 912-247-4263.

Flu Shots Now Available from Chatham County Health Department Flu vaccinations (nasal spray and injectable

shot) are available at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. $25 for injectable shot and nasal spray. The shot is approved for use in healthy people 6 months of age and older, people with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women. The nasal spray is approved for use in healthy people 2 to 49 years of age who are not pregnant. $40 for “High Dose” vaccine recommended or people aged 65 and older. Neither the flu shot nor the nasal spray can cause the flu. Information: 912-356-2441.

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]

Hypnobirthing

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 classesavailable. Call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 to verify dates and space availability or e-mail her at carroll3620@bellsouth. net. [070812]

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Living Smart Fitness Club

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

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Meeting

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network raises awareness about pancreatic cancer and provides support for families coping with this illness. October meeting, 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, Panera restaurant off of White Bluff and Abercorn. For more information, include November meeting date, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845.

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Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

Yoga on the Beach at Tybee

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 ann@aikyayoga.com. [070812]

Nature and Environment Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

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

Service of Compline

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nights 7-8pm. Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads. All levels. Fee: $5. Information: 912-596-1952, or 912604-9890. [101512]

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

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. [062712]

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah.org or www. uusavannah.org. [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, www. unityofsavannah.org or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. [062712] cs

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Walk on the Wild Side

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

Wilderness Southeast

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

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

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

Guided Silent Prayer

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

Savannah Zen Center

Meditation, Classes & Events are held at 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: savannahzencenter.com or visit us on Facebook. {062712]

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1BR & 2BR/1BA Apartments, LV Room, Dining, Kitchen w/appliances, washer/dryer hookup. UTILITIES INCLUDED! NO CREDIT REQUIRED! $225 & Up weekly, $895/monthly, Call 912-319-4182, M-Sat 9AM-6PM

rooms for rent 895

ROOM FOR RENT $500 Includes all utilities, quiet neighborhood, no pets. Respond quickly. Employed w/references. Montgomery Xrds area. Call Jackie, 912-323-9735 transportation 900

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ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 Move-In Special Today!! Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410.

AVAILABLE ROOMS:

CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065

FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK.

Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or Jack, 342-3840. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln Street. $165/week plus deposit. Includes microwave, refrigerator, central heat & air & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

BMW 740IL, 1998- Alpine white, power windows, clean interior, good engine, 132,000 original miles. $4000. 912-484-0719 CHEVROLET Box Van, 1984- 14’ Body, 350 Chevy engine. Low miles. Asking $2,000 OBO. Call 912-232-1786 CHEVROLET Tahoe, 1998- New crate motor, 18,000 miles, new tires, new battery, runs very good. $3900. 912-786-9566 CHRYSLER Town & Country LTD Minivan, 2003- Almond pearl color, luxurious leather seats, heated, AM/FM cass. w/6 changer control, DVD backseat. Original owner, all service records. 63,450 miles. Excellent condition. $8,500. 912-598-8258

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

MECHANIC SPECIAL

LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.

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‘97 T-Bird, new brake system and stereo. Sacrifice $1495. Call 912-358-6326. WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 Boats & accessories 950

Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMMATES WANTED East Savannah: Very clean. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-961-2842

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$100 & Up Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144.

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HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 11 Belladona Way $1500 3 Bedrooms 412 Sharondale Rd. $995 16 Wilshire Blvd. $925 2320 Hawaii Ave $875 2 Soling Ave $875 2214 E.43rd St. $850 1906 E.58th St. $750

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2005 18.5’ Key Largo, Center Console, 90Hp Yamaha, Marine Radio, Depth Sounder. Great fishing boat! Excellent condition. Trailer Included.Boat & trailer purchased new, by owner,in 2005. $10,500. 912-604-2404 FISHING BOAT, 17ft. motor and trailer included. Reasonable price. Good condition. 912-925-6894 Campers/rVs 960

Must Sell RV Class C, 2000- 30’ Winnebago , Great Cond, Sleeps 7, Milage 38,150K, Only Asking Payoff $21,200.00 912-665-1339

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