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Film: The Lion Man (1975, Turkey)

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What: A film turkey from the country of Turkey, screened by Psychotronic Film Society as a 75th birthday tribute to the film’s leading man, Cuneyt Arkin. A “biblical adventure epic.” When: Wed. Sept. 5, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash Info: sentientbean.com/

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Thursday United Way of the Coastal Empire-Campaign Kick Off

What: This year’s United Way Campaign is chaired by “Secret Agent” Sam McCachern, senior vice president of Thomas & Hutton. When: Thu. Sept. 6, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Cost: $15. Reservations encouraged. Info: 912-651-7706. www.uwce.org/

Mentor to the Max: A Journalism Forum

What: A forum on excellence in journal-

ism, marketing, and new strategies for educating the next generation of journalists. Featuring Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News. . When: Thu. Sept. 6, 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA), 5111 Abercorn Street Info: mstararts.org/

Deep Splash: A Happy Hour for Writers

Fashion’s Night Out

What: Promenade on Broughton Street with 25 participating retailers. The street will be closed to vehicles for shopping, people watching, celebrating all things fashion. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. When: Thu. Sept. 6, 6-11 p.m. Where: Broughton Street, Between Drayton and Montgomery Streets Cost: Free & open to the public Info: www.fashionsnightoutsavannah.com/

Film Premiere: Savannah by Sea (2012, USA)

What: Savannah company Cosmos Mariner Productions releases this new, onehour documentary on Savannah’s 200 year relationship with ships & the sea. When: Thu. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Garden Room, 41 MLK Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

‘Coconuts & Cocktails’ Tropical Escape w/ Celebrity Bartender

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poolside bar, this week featuring Mark Spadoni’s cocktails. Plus crab races! When: Thu. Sept. 6, 4-7 p.m. Where: Westin Savannah Harbor pool Cost: Free and open to public, cash bar Info: 912/201-2000

What: The Seersucker Live Happy Hour for writers, gussied up with a new name. When: Thu. Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Where: Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St Cost: Free admission. Buy beverages. Info: SeersuckerLive.com/

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“Follow the Drinking Gourd” Lecture by Andrew F. Scott

What: Stroll the art galleries on Tybee Island’s North End. Food, fun and art! When: Fri. Sept. 07, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Dragonfly Studios and other galleries, 1204 Hwy 80, Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public.

What: Sculptor and SCAD Professor Andrew Scott will discuss his large scale sculptural installation on view in the Eckburg Atrium. When: Thu. Sept. 6, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Cost: Museum Admission ($12) Free to members. Info: telfair.org/

Friday First Friday Art Walk on Tybee

Forsyth to Victory Art March

First Friday “Art Hop” at a handful of art-related businesses mostly on Bull Street between Forsyth and Victory Drive When: Fri. Sept. 7, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Foxy Loxy, Sentient Bean, and What:

What: Watch short films made in Savannah over a single weekend in August. When: Fri. Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Where: Meddin Studios, 2315 Louisville Rd Cost: $12 at the door. Cash only. Info: 48hourfilm.com/en/savannah

Comedy: Brian T. Shirley

What: Savannah Comedy Revue presents Shirley, a national touring comic. When: Fri. Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theater (Inside Club One), 1 Jefferson Street @ Bay Street, Cost: $9 at the door

Friday Night Stand Up on Tybee

What: Tybee’s series of Friday night professional touring stand up comics continues with Landry and Gilbert Lawand. When: Fri. Sept. 7, 10 p.m. Where: Dolphin Reef Bar inside Ocean Plaza Resort, 15th Street, Tybee Island Cost: call for pricing information Info: 912-786-7777, dolphinreef.com/

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Saturday Philharmonic Opening Night

What: Savannah Philharmonic presents a concert featuring “A Night on a Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky and other pieces. Piano soloist Yejin Noh. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn Street Cost: $16 - $65 Info: lucastheatre.com/

2nd Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism

What: Surfing instruction, stand up paddling, kayaking, live music, games, all for young people with special needs and their families. Catered lunch provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Beach area south side of Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion , Tybee Island Info: http://surfersforautism.org/

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Locally grown and produced fruits, veggies, baked goods and more. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Cost: Free to hang out and visit.


What: Held every three months (once a quarter), with all books just 25 cents each (that’s also a quarter.) Yes, we just “got” this.... When: Sat. Sept. 08, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Humane Society of Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Drive Info: humanesocietysav.org/

Savannah Pride Festival

What: Music, food, vendors, information by, for and about Savannah’s LGBT community. Mayor Edna Jackson opens the event. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free. Info: www.savpride.com/

Savannah’s Women in Business Expo

What: For business owners in all stages of business. Promoting awareness and increase entrepreneurship, in Savannah and nearby communities. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency Savannah, 3 West Bay St Cost: $5 Adv. $7/Door. Free for 8 & under.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

What: Twelve of Savannah’s best restaurants serve signature dishes complemented by wines from around the world. Silent Auction 4-6pm. Benefits charities of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m. Where: Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson Street Cost: $30/advance, $35/door. Info: 912-236-8256.

Dinner Theatre: Murder Ahoy!

What: A pirate-themed whodunit performed throughout the entire room where you are dining. Solve the mystery and win a prize, or just watch. Presented by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. When: Sat. Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 411 W. Bay St., Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children Info: savannahcommunitytheater.com/

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Sunday Film: Klown (2011, Denmark)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents “Movies Savannah Missed”. Screens at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. When: Sun. Sept. 9 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 cash

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Monday Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe

What: Yet another Monday night of impromptu theatre. Watch or participate. When: Mon. Sept. 10, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $5 or what you can pay. Info: http://musesavannah.org/

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Tuesday Workshop: Smart Car Buying

What: Great tips on shopping for new and used cars and financing your purchase. When: Tue. Sept. 11, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Bull Street Public Library, 2002 Bull St Cost: Free. Reservations encouraged. Info: 912-691-2227 . www.liveoakpl.org/events

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Wednesday Film: Mermaids (2003, USA/Australia)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents supernatural romantic comedy about two mermaid sisters. When: Wed. Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash Info: sentientbean.com cs

@ Film screening: Joe Papp in Five Acts. Sept. 13. Lucas Theatre. @ Elton John. Sept. 15. Martin Luther King Arena. @ Ruben Studdard. Sept. 15. Tybee Island North Beach. @ Film screening: Citizen Kane. Sept. 15. Trustees Theater. @ Film screening: Gone With the Wind. Sept. 21. Lucas Theatre. @ Unchained Tour w/Neil Gaiman. Sept. 22. Knights of Columbus. @ Savannah Jazz Festival. Sept. 23–30. @ Film screening: Vertigo. Sept. 28. Lucas Theatre. @ Film screening: Notorious. Sept. 29. Lucas Theatre (followed by a mystery Hitchcock screening). @ Ron White. Sept. 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ New Edition. Sept. 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Suddenly Last Summer. The Collective Face. Oct. 5–20. @ Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Oct. 5 and 6. Vince Neil concert Oct. 6. @ Film screening: Rebel Without a Cause. Trustees Theater. @ Anthony Hamilton. Oct. 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Picnic in the Park. Oct. 7. Forsyth Park. @ Savannah Greek Festival. Oct. 11–13. @ Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Oct. 11. Telfair Academy. @ Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 12–14. @ Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Louis C.K. Oct. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Ingrid Michaelson. Oct. 18. Trustees Theatre. @ SCAD: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Oct. 18–21. Mondanaro Theatre. @ Savannah Philharmonic. Oct. 19. Lucas Theatre. @ The Rocky Horror Show. Bay Street Theatre. Oct. 19–31. @ Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Oct. 19–22. Richmond Hill. @ Film screening: Clue. Oct. 20. Lucas Theatre. @ Graveface Fest. Oct. 27. Southern Pine Co. @ Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 27–Nov. 3. @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Nov. 3. @ Madea Gets a Job. Nov. 4. Savannah Civic Center. @ Geekend. Nov. 8–10. @ Needtobreathe. Nov. 8. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Asbury Memorial Theatre: God’s Favorite. Nov. 9–18. @ Film screening: The Shining. Nov. 10. Trustees Theater. @ Children’s Book Festival. Nov. 10. Forsyth Park. @ Opera: Carmina Burana. Nov. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Salome. Nov. 30–Dec. 9.

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“We’re dying of suicide from the inside.” — Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem Van Johnson “I can’t be accountable if I don’t know about it.” — City Manager Rochelle Small–Toney Last week was a week of big surprises. But the biggest was saved for last. As everyone else commenced with their Labor Day weekend, and as we put the finishing touches on this week’s print edition, Savannah City Council actually put in some overtime. They accomplished, however briefly, something I was beginning to think they would never do in a million years: Reprimand City Manager Rochelle Small–Toney. A cynic — which I’ve been accused of being on more than one occasion — might say it was just window dressing, a simple case of collective ass–covering from a City Council which, at long last, was tired of being a laughingstock and just wanted to do something to stop the bleeding. But I’ve learned to take small victories where and when I can get them. However motivated by embarrassment rather than principle council’s reprimand of Small– Toney may have been, the fact is they did it. They finally reprimanded the reprimander. Successive debacles originating in the City Manager’s office — which I believe were on the verge of making national news — rocked City Hall in rapid succession over the past few days: Alarming spending habits and internal accounting methods; now-terminated emergency management director Ben Johnson fudging his resume worse than a college football coach (and with a salary to match!); and a city purchasing department that, to put it charitably, is totally effed up. So this past Friday, after another meeting in which the city manager took just enough

responsibility to appear contrite but still pawned the problems off on subordinates — her chief modus operandi — City Council took the rare step, for them, of calling into question their own judgment in hiring Small–Toney in the first place. A baby step, to be sure. For whatever reason, most members of city council still feel the need to tip-toe around Small-Toney, as if she hired them instead of the other way around. Of course it’s entirely possible that this ends in the way to which we’ve become accustomed: Small–Toney continuing to be a one–woman force of nature — up–ending the entire city structure with little regard to established rules, or indeed even her own rules — and City Council finally throwing a whole crap ton of taxpayer money at her to make her go away. Throwing good money after bad is the Savannah way, and the smart money is still on that as the likely endgame, however long it might take to play out. To be totally blunt about it: There’s still plenty of time for City Council to screw this up even worse. That said, a turning point has been reached. Even Mayor Edna Jackson, as non–confrontational a person and leader as you’re likely to find, has clearly had enough of the constant bad news coming out of her city manager’s office. A couple of times

during Friday’s meeting, she openly differed with things Small-Toney said. That doesn’t sound like much, but for Mayor Jackson it’s a big step forward. And like I said, I’ll take small victories. I don’t for a second think this signals a total paradigm shift. Savannah’s city charter specifically makes our city manager a virtual autocrat, no matter who occupies the office. Technically the job answers to City Council, but of course the charter ensures that even the mayor of Savannah is only one vote out of nine. In that way and that way only, I do feel for City Council in this regard: They have little individual power and at least have to go through the motions of being accountable to the voters every few years. But the job of Savannah city manager is a professional technocrat’s dream: They claim power and expertise beyond the elected officials which appoint them, and, like blue chip athletes, they have airtight, lawyered–up contracts which guarantee them a golden parachute on the way out, no matter how badly they screw things up. Then they leave town for the next gig, and the next gullible bunch of small–time politicians who’ll rubber-stamp whatever contract that’s put in front of them. There’s an entire industry in this country that trains and develops people for these high-level public administration positions, whether they be Small–Toney, former City Manager Michael Brown, or any number of school superintendents current and former. Unlike the departed Mr. Ben Johnson, I imagine a few of them might even have legitimate degrees! I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of Savannah being a laughingstock known for its political circus. I’m tired of seeing exorbitantly highly paid appointees do a bad job and then leave town with even more bags of taxpayer loot. The buck has to stop somewhere, and for now at least, kudos to Mayor Jackson and City Council for finally acknowledging that it stops with them. cs


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Eulogy for a fallen friend Look, nobody lives forever. Once you’re past 80, I imagine the shadow of imminent demise is a constant creeping companion, following you into the grocery store and the doctor’s office and even places no one else will, like the bathroom. Even if you don’t move an inch your whole life long, death will find you anyway, no matter how quietly you try to hide how weak you’ve become. Sure, you could live another 10, maybe even 20 years with the right care, but eventually, the last exhale will come. When that happens, I guess the best possible consolation is that you’ll be missed. More than 20 people and two dogs showed up in Monterey Square last Tuesday afternoon, hunkered under umbrellas as the heavens poured down, there to bid a final farewell to an old friend. You’ve got to admit, that’s a pretty good turnout for a tree funeral. Technically, the colossal magnolia wasn’t dead yet. But it’s only a matter of days before the city’s saws come to fell this aging giant, showing signs of advanced rot and leaning dangerously towards the Pulaski monument. It’s best to say goodbye to a tree while it’s still standing. Dignity and all that. “Monterey Square will look very different from now on,” mourned Karen Jenkins, director of the Savannah Tree Foundation. “Just think of how many millions of people this tree has shaded, how many animals it’s sheltered in its life. It’s soaked up rainwater and pumped out fresh oxygen.” Not to mention pushed out creamy, dinner plate–sized blooms every summer, their heady redolence a cross between lemon pie and your grandma’s perfume. July in Savannah will smell a little less sweet with the loss. (It also means a little less

The massive Magnolia grandiflora of Monterey Square is no more.

sticky yellow pollen to powder our windshields in the spring, but save that blasphemy until the poor thing is gone, will you?) The tree’s exact age won’t be determined until the rings are counted on the shorn stump, but a good guess is somewhere between 80 and a hundred years old. I’m pretty sure Dr. Joseph Rice hasn’t celebrated quite that many birthdays, but he did admit to a long relationship with the giant magnolia of Monterey Square. “I used to sit under this tree studying, and I thought it was big then,” remembered Dr. Rice as the streetlights blinked on. “Then” was 1956, when he graduated from Armstrong College back when science and math were taught in what is now the United Way building. It must have been an excellent study hall, as Dr. Rice went on to practice internal medicine for over 40 years.

My heels sinking into the mulch, I craned my neck back to take in the tippy–top of this glorious specimen, trying to picture a gaping space in the leaf canopy. I’ve always been a tree groupie of the highest order, escaping for hours as a kid to read in the nest–like branch of a neighbor’s carob tree and falling deeply in love with the feather–fronded redwoods of Northern California. As far as I’m concerned, the trees are what give Savannah its famously enchanting aura— without them, all we’ve got is pretty houses and a bunch of bald concrete. And as much as I dig the big live oaks, fluttery mimosas and lovely crape myrtles, the majestic magnolias are my favorite. (Then again, I don’t have one in my yard to clean up after come leaf–dropping time.) Chatham County arborist Dennis Goldbaugh—who has witnessed the passing “of thousands and thousands of trees” but had never attended a tree funeral until this one—shares my affection. As we leaned against the soon–to–be deceased’s rough trunk, he told me that as a forestry student, he had a dendrology (that’s the science of plant–naming for us layfolk) professor who cultivated a deep appreciation for the species. “This guy was a tough–as–nails, old school forester. But when he introduced the Magnolia grandiflora to us, he got almost teary–eyed, saying there could be no more beautiful name for a symbol of the old South,” recalled Goldbaugh. “I never had any trouble remembering that Latin name.” I have my own personal story about this particular Southern grande dame, though we only met in her sunset years. As a new Shalom School teacher at Congregation Mickve Israel, I brought my kindergarteners out to the square one sunny morning several years ago. We circled the tree’s massive trunk, collecting Spanish moss to make Baby


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All you need is Pride JoJo Levesque was only 13 when her debut single, “Leave (Get Out),” rocketed to No. 1 on the charts. Overnight, she became pop music’s high priestess of the middle school set. To date, JoJo (as she’s professionally known) has sold more than five million albums of her R&B–infused dance pop. Her other hits include “Too Little Too Late” and “Baby It’s You,” the latter featuring rapper Bow Wow. JoJo headlines the Sept. 8 Pride Fest in Forsyth Park, the sweet icing on an all–day cake of music — including several of Savannah’s finest bands — and celebration of the city’s gay community. “The fans that come out to the Pride events are some of my absolute favorites,” JoJo, who’s 21 now, tells us. “The community is so loving, and there is so much warmth and color. They wear their emotions on their sleeves, and so do I. I think I can really relate to that. “We’re going to have so much fun. And honestly, I get a lot crazier with my Pride fans than I do with anyone else.” “Crazy” is a word that comes up often in conversation with JoJo. After eight years in the cutthroat music business, she swears she’s essentially the same person she always was. “I’m certainly crazy in my own right, but I don’t think my family is embarrassed by my behavior,” JoJo laughs. “But I definitely have my moments.” She’s putting the finishing touches

on her third album, which has been delayed several times because of legal issues with record labels. “I definitely have some moments to breathe and to check in with myself,” she adds. “To spend time with family and friends. I think I have a pretty decent balance right now, and I’m kind of soaking that in before things get crazy with promotion and such. I take it in stride, you know? “I’ve had some quote–unquote down time in the past few years, being out of the focus. And now I’m ready for a different season.” “Demonstrate,” the new album’s first single, is a sexy and ultimately unforgettable ballad. “We decided to go in a new direction,” JoJo explains. JoJo made her TV debut at age 7, and has since been seen in a half– dozen shows and TV movies, as well as the films Aquamarine and RV. “I did a lot of theater growing up in Massachusetts, and living in L.A. for a little bit,” she says. “From the age of 6. So when I was singing, I was simultaneously acting, doing commercials and things like that. I was a ham. I just always loved to be in front of the camera. I always wanted to express myself somehow, whether it was painting, or poetry, or acting, things like that. “So when I got some success in the music world, some opportunities

The 2012 Pride Fest includes JoJo, Sexual Side Effects and several of Savannah’s best by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

came up with acting that I was really excited about.” There is, of course, a big difference between pop stardom at 13 and holding onto it — and your sanity — by the time you’re legal. “I think it’s very natural that there’s a great difference from how you are at 13 to how you are at 21,” reports JoJo. “So I think I’ve evolved just as naturally as anyone would in those eight very important years.” Pride and prejudice Influenced by post–punk heroes like the Smiths and the Jesus & Mary Chain, Atlanta’s Amber Taylor put the Sexual Side Effects together about two years ago. She’s been a solo performer for a long time, and fronted several bands ... and with the right people, she says, she found “the perfect storm” in the current lineup. With Taylor’s vocals and jangly guitar, and the lead guitar of Matt Foster, the band makes hooky, anthemic, driving rock music. “I’m not happy with myself if I write a song and there’s not something about it that’s memorable,” Taylor says. “Some call it pop music, but it’s just something that you play that remains with you. “So I’ll sit there and play a chord progression or something, a melody, over and over again until I find that one with just something right. Sort of like you’ve heard it before, but also it’s something new and something that connects with your soul.” The fact that Taylor is a transgendered person is not one of this

marvelous band’s selling points. “We made it a point to not tell anybody, really,” she explains. “We obviously have a funny name, and it has a secret meaning to it that people get eventually. But we’re about music first. And that’s how we’ve decided to approach it. When people know about stuff in advance, then they have pre–conceived notions. They’ll find out eventually. Some people don’t even know. “It’s really our mission, I think, to try to win everybody over who may be turned off by it at first. Once they listen to our music, and we win them over, then they find out later on, it’s a completely different story. It’s more than a mission to play music in the world. It’s a mission to help change our society. And bring awareness to people who are different.” CS PrideFest Where: Forsyth Park When: 11:45 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 Tickets: $5 before 5 p.m., $7 after Online: savpride.com Noon: She and She 12:50: Tha Crew 1:20: Dylan Michael 1:50: Basik Lee 2:20: Spirit I Am 3:20: Bay Street Theatre 4:05: Cusses 5:05: Club One Drag Queens 5:50: Christina Foxx 6:25: Word of Mouth 7:25: Spikey Dikey 8:10: Sexual Side Effects 9:15: JoJo


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Fire in the hole! Savannah Fire & Emergency Services investigators charged an east Savannah man with arson in connection to a July 22 fire at triplex on East Park Avenue.

50–year–old Donald E. Bragg was charged with 1st degree arson and 1st degree burglary following an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the early evening fire at 1116–B E. Park Ave. In that incident, firefighters arrived on scene just after 6:30 p.m. to find smoke and flames in the vacant, unsecured apartment in the center of the triplex building. Although the flames had spread to the roof of the structure, firefighters were able to contain the bulk of the fire to the living room and a closet area in the apartment. The two adjoining apartments sustained

smoke and water damage and minor structural damage as firefighters checked for any additional extension of the flames. The suspect was apprehended by SCMPD officers at his home at 1015 E. Waldburg St. • Police seek two men who robbed the First Chatham Bank and fled this past Thursday afternoon. The two black males, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s walked into the main branch at Barnard and State streets about 4:30 p.m., produced handguns and demanded money. They used cloths to cover their faces. SCMPD Robbery detectives are working with FBI agents on the continuing investigation. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234– 2020 or text CRIMES (274637).

• Officers operating • The number under cover in reaction of suspects still to vehicle break–ins in wanted from a Ardsley Park arrested a recent warrant man and two juveniles sweep in the believed to be responsible Cyler-Brownsville for multiple thefts. neighborhood got Bernard Christopher a little smaller Donald E. Bragg, alleged Boyce, 22, was charged with the arrest of with two counts of enter- arsonist Edward Singleton. ing an auto and contribHe was arrested uting to the delinquency after leading the Georgia State of a minor, all felonies, and misPatrol on a chase across three coundemeanor loitering or prowling. ties. Singleton was driving a stolen The two 16–year–old teenagers are vehicle at the time. He also has warcharged with entering auto and rants of file for four counts of sale being a party to the crime of enterof cocaine, and is an absconded sex ing auto. The three are suspected in offender. multiple break–ins with possible ties Singleton was the 9th person to other recent auto break–ins in the from a list generated during a sweep area. conducted in Cyler- Brownsville. It Officers observed Boyce circling was the final step of an eight-month the area on a bicycles operating as a investigation by SARGE, composed lookout while the teenagers walked of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan either side of the street checkPolice officers and ATF agents. cs ing vehicles for open doors. Police watched them enter several cars Give anonymous crime tips to before issuing the takedown order Crimestoppers at 234-2020 on 45th Street near Harmon Street.

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You’re asking because of the April announcement that a group of wealthy entrepreneurs has founded a firm called Planetary Resources, Inc., which wants to send space robots to nearby asteroids and strip-mine them for precious metals. Backers include Google CEO Larry Page and many other wheels in business and high tech—the monarchs of our age. Is the idea crazy? Absolutely. Cool? That too. Nonetheless, Quinn, I agree with you. We must consider the ramifications if this deranged plan actually works. The prize here consists of the socalled platinum-group metals, which are relatively abundant in some asteroids. A choice specimen might have 8,750 times the platinum concentration found in the earth’s crust, 48,000 times the rhodium, and 660,000 times the iridium. With all three metals currently selling for more than $1,000 an ounce, a near-earth asteroid, or NEA, one kilometer in diameter could yield more than $5 trillion in precious metals. Recalling how New World gold distorted the Spanish economy, I suspect a flood like that would crash the precious metals markets, wreaking who knows what financial havoc. But one problem at a time. The first thing the Planetary Resources moguls plan to do is launch a dozen or so space telescopes to hunt out promising NEAs, particularly those whose orbits are within about 1.6 million miles of the earth. (So we’re clear, these aren’t rocks in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, which are much farther away.) Currently we know

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Space companies looking to mine asteroids are thinking of bringing them into orbit for easier access. Wouldn’t several of these asteroids eventually pull on the planet so much they would change the orbit of the earth or the moon? Is there a certain weight we need to reach before it’s a problem? —Quinn

of more than 9,000 NEAs, 848 of which are one kilometer across or larger. Once enough likely asteroids are found, probes will be sent out to assay them for mineral potential, followed by robot miners to work the claims. From here on out things start to get challenging. Mining an asteroid is going to involve cutting, drilling, boring, or melting frozen rock. (Given an NEA’s minute size and low gravity, blasting is out.) Then you have to refine the ore, which generally means pulverizing it and extracting the desired metal with chemicals. These are resource-intensive, high-maintenance industrial processes that would have to be conducted by remote control at a distance of 1.6 million miles. Even if you’re a high-tech genius, good luck. Mindful of the difficulties, some enthusiasts propose capturing asteroids and dragging them nearer earth, possibly allowing humans to go up and assist with mining. Not easy, but we’ll let the billionaires sweat the details. I’m also not going to worry about messing up the orbits of the earth or moon. Under the most optimistic scenario the asteroids we’d be shipping might be a few hundred meters in diameter. A rock big enough to cause the earth to wobble would need to be a thousand times as large. Other concerns are more troubling. The first is crashing the asteroid into the earth and taking out Tulsa. The 1908 Tunguska meteorite explosion over Siberia, thought to have involved a rock 100 meters in diameter, flattened 80 million trees over 830 square miles. Best bet: parking the asteroid in fixed orbit on the far side of the moon. Then there’s waste disposal. While precious metals are more plentiful on asteroids than on earth, we’re still talking parts per million, meaning you’ll wind up with a monstrous quantity of tailings. You can’t let the stuff just float there, so you’ll want to bag it up and send it spiraling to the lunar surface. Sierra Club types will object that this will mar the scenic beauty of the Mare Tranquillitatis. What’s worse is the potential for screw-ups or terrorism. If accidentally or otherwise a bag of tailings wound up in earth orbit and ruptured, the resultant spill could lead to a chain reaction of colliding debris—a scenario known as the Kessler syndrome—leaving earth surrounded by an impassable shell of space junk. One shudders to imagine the Superfund required to clean up that. CS

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news of the weird Intruder (Not) Alert Are We Safe? In August, Daniel Castillo’a Jet Ski broke down in New York City’s Jamaica Bay, forcing him to swim to the nearest shore • at JFK International Airport. As Castillo roamed the grounds, he somehow failed to disturb the airport’s $100 million, state-of-the-art Perimeter Intrusion Detection System of cameras and motion sensors, stumbling into the Delta terminal before an employee noticed him. This happened two weeks after the now-notorious “peace” protest of nun Megan Rice, 82, and two colleagues, who cut through fences at the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) nuclear reservation’s Y-12 facility that houses more than 100 tons of highly enriched uranium. They braved numerous (though apparently unmonitored or malfunctioning) alarms and sensors for up to two hours before a lone guard stopped them.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit • Challenging Business Models: (1) In June, owners of the legal brothel Stiletto in Sydney, Australia, revealed their multimillion-dollar expansion to create the country’s (and perhaps the world’s) first “mega-brothel.” (2) Short-stay “love hotels” proliferate in Brazil, but in July in the city of Belo Horizonte, Fabiano Lourdes and his sister Daniela were about to open Animalle Mundo Pet, which they described as a love hotel for dogs. Owners would bring their mating-ready canines to rooms that feature the dim lighting and heart-shaped

ceiling mirrors traditional in love hotels Science on the Cutting Edge (to appeal to the party paying the bill, • “Pheromone parties” attract men of course). and women seeking romance not via • Oh, Dear: New York City is the often-insincere conversation but based scene this summer of a particularly on the primal-scent signals emitted by nasty turf war among ice cream trucks each other’s slept-in T-shirts. Organizvying for space on the city’s choicest ers have staged parties in New York blocks. Most aggressive, according to a City and Los Angeles and plan to July New York Post report, are the drivexpand, according to a ers of Mister Softee trucks. June Associated Press Said a Yogo frozen yogurt report. The organizers’ vendor, “If you see a Mister initial conclusion: PeoSoftee truck, you know bad ple prefer lovers with things are coming,” includa somewhat-different ing, reported the Post, such I’ll be voting genetic makeup than hardball tactics as cutting for the chair their own, but not too rival trucks’ brake lines. in november. different.

Can’t Possibly Be True The Treasury Department’s inspector general reported in August that the IRS doled out more than $5 billion in fraudulent income tax returns in 2011 (owing to its mission to provide refunds promptly without first vetting the claims). The agency “refunded” $3.3 million to a single address in Lansing, Mich. (supposedly the home of 2,137 different tax filers) and nearly $4 million to three Florida addresses (518 to one in Tampa, 741 to one in Belle Glade, and 703 to a post office box in Orlando). In all, refunds were claimed by, among others, 105,000 dead people.

• In a study published in August, women with the feline-oriented Toxoplasma gondii parasite in their systems showed an elevated risk of depression and suicide perhaps caused by the brain’s being deprived of serotonin. Since toxoplasmosis is most often passed via handling of cat feces, women’s fondness for and time spent with cats might thus put them at greater risk than previously believed. (T.gondii is believed capable of reproducing only inside cats’ intestines, and might, hypothesizes prominent Czech scientist Jaroslav Flegr, have learned that the surest route to the intestines is by hacking into the brains of delicious rats and mice.)

• 100 Pounds or “15 Minutes”? Wesley Warren Jr., 47, of Las Vegas, suffers from rare elephantiasis of the scrotum, which accounts for about 100 of his 400 pounds and severely hampers urination and sex. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in October 2011 that Warren was on the verge of accepting an offer to cover the expensive corrective surgery, but when the newspaper followed up in June 2012, it found him hesitant because he had become accustomed to his celebrity status (TV’s The Learning Channel and “Tosh.0” program and Howard Stern’s radio show). Said he, “It was fun going to Los Angeles (for “Tosh.0”) in the big van they sent for me.”

Animal Behavior • In July, the U.K.’s Wildlife Aid Foundation took in a dying, parasiteinfested cuckoo bird, but by the time it had been nursed back to health, it had missed its species’s winter migration toward Africa. Consequently, according to BBC News, the foundation bought an airline ticket for a handler to carry the bird to Italy, where satellite tracking indicated it could meet up with the end of the migrating flock, and the handler released it. • Latest Orangutan News: (1) Jungle Island zoo in Miami uses tricked-out iPads so that orangutans can order food by pointing at their choices on a screen. As zookeeper Linda Jacobs noted, “They have all the intelligence they need (but not) developed vocal chords and voiceboxes.” (2) A Taru


Perspective It has been well known to the U.S. Congress that the Postal Service is guaranteed to run an estimated $5 billion deficit by the end of the year. Still, since the 112th Congress was convened in January 2011, no remedial legislation has been offered. However, during that time period, legislators have introduced 60 bills to rename post offices in their districts (passing 38 of them, which represents 17 percent of the legislation passed on all subjects during that time).

Least Competent Criminal The thief who snatched the brandnew bike from Wheelworks in Belmont, Mass., in August got away, but police saw surveillance photos of him

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Update Bill Dillon, 52, was featured in News of the Weird in May 2009 and April 2012 for having served 27 years in a Florida prison for murder after a conviction based largely on “testimony” of dog-handler John Preston’s “wonder” German shepherd that seemingly found precise, impossible scents exactly where prosecutors needed to find them. It wasn’t until 2009 that one central Florida judge challenged Preston and exposed the dog’s incompetence. Dillon was exonerated, Florida’s governor apologized, and the state legislature provided financial compensation. On July 18, musician Dillon accepted an invitation from the Tampa Bay Rays to sing the National Anthem before a game.

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The Kota Mundi melting pot THE KEY WORD here is fusion. One of the more impressive sets at the Aug. 25 Square Fest was from the band Kota Mundi, which blends heavily percussive reggae beats with progressive, psych guitar and jazz–like precision. Although there are vocals, most of the songs that day were furious and funky instrumentals. Kota Mundi was formed from the ashes of Mr. Wiley, a local group that wore its reggae influences on its collective sleeve. When the band splintered in 2009, guitarists Robbie Coggins and Bob Calevich recruited bassist Jason Cox and drummer Kris Taylor for their new project. Taylor, from St. Simon’s, is the only non–local in Kota Mundi. “We kind of kept that reggae thing from Mr. Wiley,” explains Coggins. “It was like a southern rock, reggae type of band — and all of a sudden me and Bob had to write stuff. “I was listening to a lot of Umphrey’s McGee. So our influences kind of came in there. Bobby listens to a lot of progressive rock himself — stuff like Tool. If you hear anything that sounds like metal, that usually comes from Bob. He brings the harder stuff to the table.” The band is in the middle of recording a debut album, and playing as many shows as the guys can squeeze in. In the meantime, like all the best

musicians, the Kota Mundites are soaking up influences, sponge–like, and bringing the best to the rehearsal room. “We’ll go to a show one week and see a band, and we’ll want to be like that band for a month,” says Coggins. “I saw Franz Ferdinand recently, and I was like ‘Man, I want to be like that.’ Everything just kind of mixes together in a weird way.” Kota Mundi plays Live Wire Music Hall Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m.

A dime for your thoughts Always a pleasure to welcome Chelsea LaBate back to Savannah. The Asheville– based singer and songwriter, a.k.a. Ten Cent Poetry, is one of the most original acoustic poetesses out there (she tours for half of every month, and leaves happy audiences everywhere she goes). LaBate, who’s also a fine visual artists, reports that she’s been knee–deep in collaborations with an Ashville composer, writing orchestrations for some of her Ten Cent Poetry music. “I can write melodies, I can hear the string parts, but I don’t know how a violin talks to a cello,” she says. “Or how to put that down on paper. I really wanted to transcribe the work and have sheet music, so that wherever I tour, I can meet up with a violinist and a cellist, or even a whole orchestra.” Six of LaBate’s songs have been completed for the project; it’s not quite ready

yet, and her show Thu., Sept. 6 at the Bean (8 p.m.) will be a solo one.

In metal news Black Tusk and Dead Yet! will release a split 7” single on Savannah’s Hyperrealist Records, and celebrate its release with a joint Jinx show, Sept. 22 ... Baroness guitarist John Dyer Baizley is still in Great Britain, recovering from the Aug. 15 crash of the band’s tour bus near the town of Bath. Although his left arm and leg were broken, Baizley is expected to make a full recovery ... On Nov. 20, Kylesa will release From The Vaults, Vol. 1, a 12–song collection of unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the Savannah–based band’s catalogue. ”We didn’t want to release something just thrown together, so we put a lot of thought and time into it,“ says guitarist Philip Cope.

Control yourselves Coming Oct. 6 to Southern Pine Co.: No Control Mini–Fest, with Triathlon, Whaleboat, Heyrocco, Deep Search, Roland, Odist, Cement Stars and more TBA. It’s a fundraiser for the No Control venue, operated by our pals in Cusses. The local police are insisting they “get it up to code.” More info soon. CS

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to have a family. The growth of the organization also gives me a chance to grow. I’m not worried about where the next paycheck is coming from.” Shannon spent a decade conducting at Collegium Musicum in Heidelberg, Germany. By the end, he says, he and the players had fine– tuned an astonishing telepathy. They knew what he wanted before he even opened his mouth. But as he got closer to his 40th birthday, he started imagining the next 25 years of his life in Heidelberg. Hungry for a new challenge, he resigned. Shannon arrived in Georgia to conduct the all–volunteer Savannah Choral Society — he has an extensive background in vocal music, too — which developed into the Savannah Philharmonic and Chorus. “It’s never been about being somewhere big, and conducting a big, famous orchestra,” Shannon explains. “For me, it’s that you may motivate the orchestra, but they motivate you, too. That’s something that people don’t often think of. “Once I feel that I’m working with


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a group where people really apprecicomposers in the Soviet Union. ate music, and with musicians that Symphony No. 5 (1937) is legendary really want to get to the next level, for its seductive bombast; it was the that’s really the goal. My goal is to be composer’s response to his earlier in an environment where I can grow, denunciation by Stalin’s government. and where what I’m doing is appreciAccording to Shannon, the piece ated. And Savannah is that.” was meant, quite specifically, to Shannon believes that planting sound like militaristic propaganda. one’s feet in a community, with a “He’s basically writing in music specific group of like–minded musithat thing ‘The beatings will concians, is paramount to success. Guest tinue until morale improves.’ He’s conducting — taking the podium in writing about the Stalin era, the great different cities — isn’t his cup of tea. purge in the late ‘30s, early ‘40s. They “When I walk into that room and say Shostakovich lived with a packed start to conduct,” he says, “I want suitcase under his bed. He was so to be surrounded by people who go fearful, because so many of his fellow ‘We like this guy. We love his music– artists literally disappeared.” making. We’re gonna bleed for The music is sardonic and him, musically, onstage.’ sarcastic, which Stalin, They know and trust much to Shostakovich’s me. apparent relief, didn’t “You really have get. “The guy was to have your own living on such thin orchestra, I think, ice,” says Shanto do that. Going non. “And then he in somewhere writes this piece else, people don’t that pretends to get that sense be a celebration of trust. They of Russian power, don’t know who but really it’s like you are, and ‘Aren’t we just there’s always disgusting?’ that little power “To have the struggle between balls to put that an orchestra and to paper, and then a conductor: ‘Let’s show yourself in pubsee how good this guy lic, it was a very, very really is.’ You always dodgy thing.” have to go through Building a first–class that tension. orchestra in SavanDmitri Shostakovich “And sometimes it’s nah, where an earlier just bullshit. I have no symphonic group had time for it now. And the older I get, already crashed and burned, was a the less patience I have for that kind dodgy thing, too. But Peter Shannon, of thing.” with a little help from his friends, The season opener will begin with made it a reality. Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Moun“I love that people are saying that tain, and the Rachmaninoff Piano it’s a great orchestra,” he says. “But Concerto No. 2 (with guest pianist we are maybe at 40 percent of the Yejin Noh). max now. These guys are gonna be so Ah, but the Shostakovich is Shangood in five years’ time. It’s not really non’s trump card. that I’m going to be training them to The conductor loves dramatic be better, it’s just that I know what to music. “The ending of this piece do to make them understand how to is one of most brutal and physical play better together. pieces of orchestral writing in the “And I’m looking forward to workrepertoire,” he says. “It’s pure, raw ing with them on that.” cs emotion on the page. You can literally see the violence on the page – Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra because of the black notes, and the Season Opening Concert heavy lines, and the accents. Just to Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. look at it on page is kind of scary. It’s When: At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Tickets: $16–65 at savannahphilharjust black.” monic.org Dmitri Shostakovich was one of Phone: (912) 525–5050 the most successful and acclaimed

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Mitchell Hall seems remarkably calm. The professional style consultant and fashion industry veteran has less than a week to put together six runway shows for Fashion’s Night Out, dressing 45 models in over 125 outfits, and he doesn’t even have the clothes yet. “Oh, I thrive on the stress,” he shrugs, his pinstripe shirt free of wrinkles in spite of the humidity.  “This isn’t like a New York show, where you have samples for the models to wear. Everything is coming from our local retailers, and we’ll only have about a day and a half to get everything styled.” Staggered throughout the evening across two stages with a glittering finale, the fashion shows are the keystone of the community shopping event taking over Broughton Street

this Thursday, Sept. 5. Though Hall has overseen similar affairs for the Junior League and the Telfair’s Art of Great Fashion, the scope of this year’s event surpasses even this seasoned stylist’s experience. “In terms of the amount of looks, this is the biggest production I’ve ever done, hands down,” he says breezily. “But my talented team of associates and I are ready for it.” Gathered among the racks of colorful silk blouses and strappy sandals at Copper Penny boutique, Hall and other FNO organizers are discussing last night’s model booking and trading to–do lists. Four thousand people showed up for last year’s FNO, and an even bigger crowd is anticipated this time around the block. Doug Ordway of Crazy Horse

Productions is relieved to hear that all the paperwork pertaining to the city went through ahead of schedule, since those details caused no small amount of nail–biting last year. “We literally didn’t have the permits in hand until the day before,” says Ordway, who along with Bree Thomas, Erin Wessling and marketing guru Celia Russo developed the idea of having the event out in the middle of the street. Other previous snafus to surmount included an underpowered generator and changing tents for the models that had no walls, all learning experiences that informed this year’s planning. “We’re building this from the ground up, and we’ve come a long way from last year,” reflects Ordway . “When an event takes shape like this, it can be so rewarding.” Ordway also owns and runs RISE


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A few of the many organizers of Fashion’s Night Our, l-r: Doug Ordway, Summer Teal Simpson, Bree Thomas, Erin Wessling, Stephanie Duke and Mitchell Hall.

Model Management, which sprung out of his involvement with local talent from last year’s FNO. In the overarching cooperative spirit of this local collaboration, RISE is working with other Savannah modeling agencies, Tucker Marcom and HALO Models & Talent Group, to provide an army of the area’s leggiest and loveliest runway stars. “This is everyone’s chance to really ramp up their game,” enthuses HALO owner Stephanie Duke, who will also host a booth during the evening with photographer Luke Andrews. “There’s a lot of logistics to deal with, like call times, fittings, hair and make–up sessions, but this is going to add up to a very high–level production.” The models certainly can’t strut their stuff in silence, and along with the amount of runways, FNO has doubled its musical component this year. Musical director Summer Teal Simpson has curated a pulsing line–up, pairing DJ D Frost with Whaleboat and Cusses at one end of Broughton Street and DJ WillRock with Triathalon and KidSyc@Brandywine at the other. Backed by a swath of combined street cred, the music is reason enough to draw a crowd and still fits the family atmosphere. “I wanted to bring some dynamic local bands that would complement the fashion feel and bring out the musical crowd that wouldn’t necessarily come out for a fashion event,” says Simpson. “And the bands are excited to play for an audience that doesn’t necessarily go to bars.” The technical nitty–gritty is in full swing as well. Production design team Kaufman and Heinz will outfit the east end stage provided by Classic

Party Rentals with sound and lighting, and Capital A Productions will cover the west end. Massive speakers, suspension hardware and towers of spotlights are being maneuvered to turn Savannah’s main street into a dazzling spectacle. “This has definitely taken a lot of creative engineering,” attests Michael Gaster, production designer and technical director for Capital A Productions. “We’ve got to illuminate a stage that’s not just for music but also a 40– foot long walkway.” The result of this tempest of styling, planning and engineering is a full– scale festival event, one that Ordway believes can put the city on par with other cities favored by the fashion industry. “Everything is coming together,” assures Ordway, who was in Milan for the first Fashion Night Out in 2009. “We’re building an infrastructure so that the industry can use Savannah as a backdrop for national and European catalogues and photo shoots.” As word spreads about the Express Fashion Show earlier this summer, SCAD’s fashion department and the high-caliber production of FNO, organizers envision Savannah as fashion’s go–to warm weather locale. “There is no ‘it’ spot for the industry right now,” muses Ordway. “I want to help make Savannah the ‘it’ spot.” cs   Fashion’s Night Out Savannah What: Shopping, live music, parties and more in a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere When: Thursday, Sept. 6, 6–11p.m. Where: Broughton Street between Drayton and Montgomery Cost: Free Info: fashionsnightoutsavannah.com

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Work by Patch Whiskey and Rodney Duran, pictured here, is featured at The Butcher; reception is this Friday 7-10 p.m., food by Angels BBQ . If you’re on Tybee this Friday night, don’t forget the First Friday Art Walk on the North End, with ten participating galleries and businesses... it gets cranked up about 5 p.m.

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Doing Their Part: Girl Scouts in WWII — The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum hosts this exhibit in honor of their outstanding wartime contributions on the homefront. This temporary exhibit will be in place throughout 2012 in celebration of the Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler First Friday Art Walks — First Friday Art Walks on the North End of Tybee Island continue through November. Next editions are Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 from 5-8pm. Ten participating businesses will feature new art, demonstrations, refreshments and entertainment. Free and open to the public. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80 Imagine — Art by Crisley McCarson, presented by Slate Grey Studio, is on display at Southpoint Media and features an eclectic collection of 16 pieces. Slate Grey Studio teamed up with Southpoint Media, a web development and marketing company that specializes in WordPress websites, to provide artwork that enhances the work environment. A reception will be held at Southpoint Media, free and open to the public. July 17– October 19, Monday–Friday,

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reception October 11, 5:30–8 p.m. Southpoint Media, 220 W. Broughton St. Suite 200, Jerome Lawrence — The artist was diagnosed in 1982 as paranoid schizophrenic, but continued to paint. Jerome literally painted himself out of the corner his illness had driven him to. The show will be on display until October 28. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn Journey to the Beloved Community — Story quilts By Beth Mount, who partners with the Telfair Museum and sculptor and artist Jerome Meadows to bring this celebration of Citizen Advocacy relationshipbuilding to town. July 19 - October 14. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Let It Shine — Inaugural Found Art Competition and Art Exhibit. Area artists created original two- and three-dimensional art from salvaged, unearthed and repurposed materials for this juried competition. The original work on display will focus upon the theme of marine conservation. All proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the Cockspur Island Lighthouse. Presented in conjunction with the Savannah Ocean Exchange. September 15-16,

9 a.m. to 5 p.m Ft. Pulaski, Hwy 80 East Life and Times: Contemporary Notions of Place — Painting exhibition that highlights three emerging/ established artists who all deal w/ ’place and identity’. Reception Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m. Contemporary Gallery, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art/ Georgia Southern University, Statesboro Miniature masterpieces — The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is displaying miniature masterpieces during its 4th annual 5 by 7 show. Work will hang through October 18 and silent bids are being accepted now. Local artists have donated over 150 paintings, ceramics and photographs. Bids start at $33 in honor of not for profit Hospice Savannah’s 33rd year. Final bids taken during closing reception on Thursday, October 18. The public is invited. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Patch Whisky & Rodney Duran — Two artists who work with bright colors, but with very different styles. Opening reception Friday, September 7, 7-10pm. Free eats by Angel’s BBQ. The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St. cs


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The Flight was partially filmed at Ft. Fremont on St. Helena Island SC

Holly Hubbell plays Athena the heroine

A gay–friendly short film made by SCAD graduates has a lot of news value in and of itself. But the setting of The Flight is also unique. Very few people have heard of Fort Fremont, at the very tip — it’s called Land’s End — of St. Helena Island, S.C., just outside Beaufort. The remnants of a coastal defense facility built around the time of the Spanish–American War, Fort Fremont’s sprawling, deserted concrete bunkers are a filmmaker’s dream: Ominous, minimalist, evocative, cold and brutal. The Flight’s writer and director of photography Jennifer Bird says she and the crew were able to get permission to shoot at Fort Fremont the old fashioned way. “We were just incredibly persistent,” she laughs. “We initially contacted the South Carolina Film Commission and they directed us to the Friends of Fort Fremont,” a nonprofit dedicated to preserving what’s left of the fort. “At first they said no, absolutely not. We kept telling them there would be no liability. Over the course of a

few months, they slowly warmed up to the idea and decided it would be a good opportunity to help students.” Anyone who’s been to Fort Fremont knows there are no safety features whatsoever. While the huge coastal defense guns are long gone, the emplacements have no guardrails. The maze of service tunnels underneath has no lighting and no windows, and they’re very dark even in the middle of the day. “One stipulation was that we couldn’t shoot inside the tunnels,” Bird says. While Fort Fremont isn’t the only location used by The Flight, Bird allows that “the production value it added was huge. There’s no way we could have built anything like a set like that on our own.” The film — think Pan’s Labyrinth meets a Grimm’s fairy tale — is about 12 minutes not including end credits, and takes place in what Bird describes

as a “false future.” “It’s basically in the early 1900s if there had been an apocalypse that reduced the known world to a single island,” she says. “It’s about being a slave in this post–apocalyptic society, and about knowing that something everyone tells you is not true.” The main character, Athena (played by Holly Hubbell, who also has a role in the upcoming CBGB), believes there must be something else to life. “One day she breaks into some legal materials and finds book with the design of a flying machine in it,” Bird says. Hubbell really “nailed the audition,” Bird says. “She really empathized with the character.” The lesbian angle, while certainly present, is comparatively subtle and almost more of a suggestion. In any case, Bird says, the message is more important than the presentation. “It’s an allegory. I grew up in a similar kind of stifling environment in a small town in Ohio. It was an amazing, wonderful place, but also very censoring and conservative. People interested in the advocacy of gay

rights couldn’t speak up,” Bird says. “A lot of people who weren’t really sure if there’s anything better out there would say things like, ‘Why would you ever want to leave,’” she laughs. In writing The Flight, Bird was motivated in part by a desire to present a loving gay relationship in a larger context. “I see so many films just about coming out,” she says. “We need more movies about what happens next.” Right now, the Flight team is in “promotion mode,” Bird says, having just garnered their first film festival acceptance in an event in Washington DC. She also hopes the film will play a part in the next SCADemy Awards. Other crew associated with The Flight include director Charlie Curran, set photographer Rosario Edwards, co–producer and first assistant camerman Luke McMahon, and producter Rachel Silberman. Other cast members include Brooke Mullen, Pepe Streiff and Jobey Wright. cs For more info go to www.flight–film.com


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Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett suffer for their art. They endure the most excruciating torment just so you and I can be amused and entertained. Longtime pals from Wisconsin, Prueher and Pickett have spent 20 years rummaging through America’s thrift shops, garage sales and Goodwill bins (there’s even been a bit of dumpster diving) in search of that dinosaur from the not–too–distant past, the VHS tape. Before the DVD and digital home video made it obsolete, VHS video was America’s home–production medium. And, judging from Prueher and Pickett’s traveling roadshow the Found Film Festival, video was used, misused and horribly abused by every two–bit money–grubbing hack and well–meaning exercise guru in the 50 states. The Found Film Festival is an anthology of the “greatest” moments the two have discovered on their cross–country treasure hunts. It’s a treasure trove of cheesy puppets, bad singing, creepy clowns, appalling Aerobics, sinister hypnotists and the funniest slices of real–life Americana from an era gone by. Weird–looking kids! Animal tricks! Video dating! It’s all here! And yes, the dynamic duo have to sit through hours and hours of this stuff, just so they can cull it down into the highlights reel they screen for us. Prueer and Pickett bring Found Footage Festival Vol. 6 to Muse Arts Warehouse Sept. 13.

Mom–and–Pop operations. We found regional Alaska Fitness Connection videos, and all sorts of homemade exercise videos. The very first thing to crack the home video market was this Jane Fonda video, and I think it was a gold rush. People decided it was a license to print money. They could have the next big exercise video. Why are so many of them so bad?

Nick Prueher, left, and Joe Pickett onstage

I suppose by this time you must have a pretty fine–tuned sense of what works.

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Why do you do this? Nick Prueher: First of all, we were just bored and looking for something to do. We grew up in a small town, and there wasn’t a lot going on. And we started finding weird videos. That was our entertainment. We’d sit around and watch ‘em, and make jokes, and even make short films based around them. We got obsessed. I think a lot of it has to do with nostalgia for the VHS format. It’s what we grew up on, in the same way that vinyl collectors like all the hisses and pops. We like the bad tracking and washed–out colors of VHS. The late ‘80s and early ‘90s was sort of the Wild West in terms of people producing tapes. For the first time,

Nick Prueher: Well, fitness clothing is always the first to get dated, right? Leotards and spandex. So that certainly doesn’t help things. All you had was a stationary camera, and people exercising. And a lot of B– and C–list celebrities involved. It’s just that magical combination. And I think exercise videos were the first things that people got sick of watching. So those were the first ones to end up at thrift stores.

Confused senior citizens and a masked dancer? That’s Found Footage gold!

people could have video in their homes. So people who had no business in front of the camera, or behind it, were making videos. So you get this incredible slice of life, and a lot of weird, esoteric stuff ended up on video. I think that sort of raw, unpolished–ness is a lot more truthful than the American Film Institute Top 100.

I was surprised to find that regionally, people were making their own exercise and self–help videos. They weren’t all just watching Jane Fonda. Nick Prueher: It was a very democratized format. It didn’t cost much to do it. All you had to have was a video camera and some space. So you got

Nick Prueher: Generally, yeah. Every time somebody’s doing a rap ...usually there’ll be one moment where we’re like “OK, we got something here.” A lot of religious children’s videos used puppets, costumed characters, ventriloquism, whatever it was, to convince kids to get saved, I guess. But sometimes it’s not until after you watch the whole video without fast–forwarding that it hits you what’s funny about it. For example, we recently found this crafting how–to video. It was called The Magical Rainbow Sponge. It was this technique where you put paint on a sponge and make different patterns. Crafting videos are boring, and we were expecting this one to be, too. But the thing that hit us after watching it was how enthusiastic, almost psychotic, this woman was about craft sponging. She’s making these little orgasmic yelps after she makes a pattern. We thought it would be funny if we just cut her most over– the–top enthusiastic yelps together. And so we did. We open the show with that, and people love it. cs Found Footage Festival Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road When: At 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Tickets: $10 Watch online (if you dare): foundfootagefest.com


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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Loco’s, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us! DrinkingLiberally.org [062712]

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm.

September meeting is September 10 since first Monday is Labor Day. Business meeting at 6pm. All are welcome. Please join us to make a difference concerning local, state and federal policies that affect our way of life. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728f or additional info. [070112]

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. September meeting is September 10 since first Monday is Labor Day. Business meeting at 6pm. All are welcome. Please join us to make a difference concerning local, state and federal policies that affect our way of life. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728f or additional info. [070112]

Veterans for Peace Monthly Meeting

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

Riverfront. Information: www.ballroomextravaganza.com

11th Annual “Patrick’s Ride” Registration Now Open

Bicyclists can now register for the 11th annual Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century Bike Ride, to be held Saturday, October 6, 2012. Depart from the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah at 6:45 a.m. and cycle 135 miles to the Augusta Marriott Convention Center in Augusta, Ga. Also known as “Patrick’s Ride,” the Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century is a fundraising bicycle ride which raises money for the annual Harvest of Hope weekend retreat for children and adults with cancer and their families. Registration: www.harvestofhoperide.com. Deadline to register and get a guaranteed jersey is July 27. Registrations after that day will be accepted, but riders are not guaranteed a jersey. The cost to register is $100 and riders are to raise a minimum of $100 by the day of the ride. Information: Lauren Grant at 912-350-1524 or grantla1@memorialhealth.com. [072212]

Charity Ballroom Extravaganza

Saturday, September 8, local doctors and celebrities dance to compete for their favorite charities in this black tie, red carpet event. Come out to support HUGS (Heads Up Guidance Services) and nine other local nonprofits. Saturday, Sept. 8. 6pm at the Marriott

Dine Out to Benefit Savannah Care Center

Monday, July 9th, The Melting Pot restaurant will donate 10% of their proceeds to the Savannah Care Center when you come for dinner. Savannah Care Center is a local pregnancy resource center that provides support to women in unplanned and crisis pregnancies. For further details “like” the Savannah Care Center on Facebook or call 236-0916.

Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament

Sept. 11, 9:00 am to finish. This First Annual Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament benefits the Pooler Police and Fire Departments. $300 for a team of 4 players / $75 per player • 4-player scramble, 2 teams per hole. 9:11 am shotgun start. Prizes, Lunch, Cart Fee, and 1 Drink Ticket are included. Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Emily Mitchell for more information: emitchell@troongolf.com / 912-450-2280 Location: Savannah Quarters Country Club Greg Norman Golf Course, 8 Palladian Way, Pooler, GA 31322

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]

Pool Players Wanted for Benefit

Tournament AreAre you ofthe the many youone one of many Amateur and experienced pool players wanted OEF, OIF, or OND Are you one of the many to play in the 1st Annual Pool Tournament for OEF, OIF, or OND veterans veterans experiencing difficulties Literacy, benefiting the Adult Literacy Program OEF, OIF, or OND experiencing difficulties at Royce Learning Center. Teams consist of 2 related to your combat experiences? players. Team registration fee is $30. Maximum experiencing difficulties relatedveterans to your combat of 40 teams. Register at http://roycelearningIf so, you may be eligible to participate in a related to your combat experiences? center.eventbrite.com Tournament format: experiences? research study designed to provide first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with

scotch doubles, round-robin. Includes a grand

prize drawing and award to the winning team. If so,effectiveness. you may eligible proven Thisbe study is conductedto at Open to the Southside Billiard Club, If so, you may be eligible to participate in public. a the Savannah VA Clinic. participateresearch in a research studyto provide Saturday, September 29th from 6:30pm to study designed first-line 10:00pm. Information: (912) 354-4047. medication and talk therapy designed to provide first-line For more information, please contact Christi interventions with proven effectiveness. This study is conducted at Oates, PROGrESS coordinator: medication andstudy talk therapy Call for Entries the Savannah VA Clinic. interventions with proven Audition Notice: Asbury Memorial Christi.Oates@va.gov, Theatre presents Neil Simon’s “God’s effectiveness. This study is 912-920-0214 Ext.2229please contact Favorite” For more information, Christi Asbury Memorial Theatre’s production of Neil conductedOates, at thePROGrESS Savannahstudy coordinator: Compensation is provided. Simon’s God’s Favorite. Auditions: Thursday, VA Clinic. September 6, 6:00–9:00pm and Saturday,

September 8, 1:00–4:00pm at Asbury Memorial

United Methodist Church, 1008 East Henry Christi.Oates@va.gov,

Street at Waters Avenue, Savannah. Contact

Pam Sears for more info at psears@comcast. 912-920-0214 Ext.2229

net. Audition format: Cold readings from the script. All roles need to be filled. Cast includes Compensation5 is provided. males and 3 females: see website for role specifics. Production Dates: November 9-11 & 16-18, 2012. Friday & Saturday evenings, For more information, Sunday matinees. www.asburymemorial.org/ theatre please contact Christi Oates,

PROGrESS study coordinator: Christi.Oates@va.gov, 912-920-0214 Ext.2229 Compensation is provided.

DJ’s Wanted

Audition to be a DJ for BANG! (http://www. facebook.com/bangdosha) every Saturday. See the Facebook page for BangDosha for details.

Effingham Battle of The Bands

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is holding their Second Annual Battle of The Bands at the Third Annual Effingham Oktoberfest on Friday, Sept. 28. Bands interested in entering


Keep Chatham Beautiful Seeks Applications for Board Members

Keep Chatham Beautiful, a newly established citizen’s beautification program for Chatham County, seeks board members who “believe in our mission and are willing to be active in their governance roles.” Representatives are sought from each of the municipalities in Chatham County. Information: David A. Nash, Environmental Program Coordinator. Phone: 912-652-6856. www.chathamcountyrecycles. com OR recycling.chathamcounty.org. [072212]

Pet Artwork Submissions Sought

Submit a painting of your pet for a Pets Are Worth Saving FUNdraiser, Sept.19 @ 6:30pm. This event will benefit P.A.W.S., an animal rescue organization in Effingham County. Go to website calendar/register for info.

artbashstudio.com Deadline to email your pet artwork is Sept. 14.

Savannah Beach Film Festival

Aspiring film makers, send in your short film today! Call for entries to the Savannah Beach Film Festival. Festival date: October 20. Contact sawbeth@bellsouth.net Check us out on Facebook for more information under “Savannah Beach Film Festival 2012.”

Classes, Camps & Workshops Beginning Project Management

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quality control, and human resources. Source: Project Management Body of Knowledge, Project Management Institute PMI® best business practices. This plus our 24-hour Advanced Project Management course, completes the 35-hour course requirement for the PMI PMP certification application. Date: Friday, 9/14/2012 and Saturday 9/29/2012 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu. Fee: $650. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Dept of Continuing Education, Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah.

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Drawing I

Start your drawing practice with a clear understanding of how you see things. Explore perception and how it relates to what you put down on paper. Focus on using line, shadow and one point perspective. Thursdays, 9/20/2012 to 10/11/2012 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu. Fee: $125. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education program at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.

Photography Classes

“That Show Is So Corny”--as is this crossword. by matt Jones | Answers on page 37 ©2012 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords.com)

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1 ___-stealer 6 Fridge stickers 13 1992 Madonna album 15 Arctic herd 16 Corny game show set on city streets? 17 Carbon-14, for one 18 East, in Germany 19 Drag (around) 21 Extremely cold 22 Corny reality show set all over the world, with “The”? 27 Legendary king of Crete 29 Deschanel of “New Girl” 30 More slippery and gooey 32 ___-cone 33 Typical guy on romance novel covers 37 With 39-across, corny buddy cop show? 39 See 37-across 41 “Andre the Giant ___ Posse” 42 Get some grub 44 Little party 45 Magazine that popularized the term “crowdsourcing” 47 Name of three Shakespearean title kings 48 Corny coming-of-age dramedy? 53 Label for Arab meat dealers 54 Obedience school lesson 55 Kaczynski or Koppel 58 Home perm brand 61 And all these corny TV shows are brought to you by... 64 Plants the grass after it dries out, say 65 Slowly slide into chaos 66 The O in Jackie O 67 Actress Chabert

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1 Mrs.’s counterparts, in Mexico 2 Family played by Alexander, Stiller and Harris 3 Biblical verb ending

4 CNN’s ___ Robertson 5 2011 outbreak cause 6 Sprint competitor, once 7 Some batteries 8 Just barely awake and functioning 9 Fertilizer component 10 Virus named for a Congolese river 11 Subject of debate 12 Rain-unfriendly material 13 Earth Day prefix 14 Rife with conversation 20 Cheap cars of the 1990s 23 “Chaplin” actress Kelly 24 “Hey, wait ___!” 25 New Rochelle, N.Y. college 26 Some Chryslers 27 ___ pit 28 Letter after theta 31 Major German river, in German 33 More bashful 34 Subway barrier 35 Rehab participant 36 Between S and F on a laptop 38 36 inches 40 Qatar’s capital 43 Concert concession stand buys 45 Howling beasts 46 Like jerky 48 Top-to-bottom, informally 49 Tony-winning actress Uta ___ 50 Actress Donovan of “Clueless” 51 Cardiff is there 52 Lucy’s friend, on “I Love Lucy” 56 One of the deadly sins 57 Turn green, perhaps 59 First name in “The Last King of Scotland” 60 Season opener? 62 Eggs, to a biologist 63 Leather shoe, for short

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,-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]

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

Champions Training Center

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

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $30/session. Information: 912-443-0410. [062812]

PSYCHO SUDOKU!

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


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]

Family Law Workshop

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

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 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 912-2237049 or elaine.alexander@ymail.com. [062812]

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [062812]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email 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. 912232-5987 [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 literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com [062812]

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]

Microsoft Excel I

Two 3-hour sessions in Excel cover the basic

Excel environment, creating and opening workbooks, navigating the Excel working screen, formatting and navigating worksheets, entering data, entering labels, and creating and working with charts. Fee: $75. Tuesday, 9/18/2012 and Thursday, 9/20/2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education program at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Microsoft Excel II

Move up to an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Formulas; functions; SUMIF Function; sorting data; applying shading through conditional formatting or Excel table style; creating macros and more. Tuesday, 9/25/2012 and Thursday, 9/27/2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@ georgiasouthern.edu Fee: $75. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education program at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.

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]

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) Life tests you all the time. Sometimes its prods and queries are hard and weird; they come at you with non–stop intensity. On other occasions the riddles and lessons are pretty fun and friendly, and provide you with lots of slack to figure them out. In all cases, life’s tests offer you the chance to grow smarter, both in your head and heart. They challenge you to stretch your capacities and invite you to reduce your suffering. Right now, oddly enough, you have some choice in what kinds of tests you’d prefer. Just keep in mind that the more interesting they are, the bigger the rewards are likely to be.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) According to the religion of ancient Egypt, Tefnut is the goddess of moisture. In the natural world, she rules rain, dew, mist, humidity, and condensation. For humans, she is the source of tears, spit, sweat, phlegm, and the wetness produced by sex. In accordance with the astrological omens, I nominate her to be your tutelary spirit in the coming week. I suspect you will thrive by cultivating a fluidic sensibility. You will learn exactly what you need to learn by paying special attention to everything that exudes and spills and flows.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) I’m guessing that you don’t know the name of the person who sent the first email. It was Ray Tomlinson, and he did it in 1971. You’re probably also unaware that he originated the use of the @ symbol as a key part of email addresses. Now I’d like to address your own inner Ray Tomlinson, Gemini: the part of you that has done valuable work hardly anyone knows about; the part of you that has created good stuff without getting much credit or appreciation. I celebrate that unsung hero, and I hope you will make a special effort to do the same in the coming week.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Busy editor Katie Hintz–Zambrano was asked in an interview what she does when she’s not working at her demanding job. She said she likes to gets together with her “article club,” which is like a book club, except it’s for people who

don’t have time to read anything longer than articles. I would approve of you seeking out short–cut pleasures like that in the next few weeks, Cancerian. It’s one of those phases in your astrological cycle when you have a poetic license to skip a few steps, avoid some of the boring details, and take leaps of faith that allow you to bypass complicated hassles.

for you to set fire to your defeats, letdowns, and discouragements — and let them burn into tiny piles of ashes. I mean all of them, stretching back for years, not simply the recent ones. There’s no need to treat them like precious treasures you have an obligation to lug with you into the future. The time is right for you to deepen your mastery of the art of liberation.

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SCORPIO

Imagine you’re living in 1880. You’re done with work for the day, and are at home enjoying some alone–time leisure activities. What might those be? By the light of your oil lamp, you could read a book, sing songs, compose a letter with pen and paper, or write in your diary. Now transfer your imaginative attention to your actual living space in 2012. It might have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, TV, DVD player, and game console. You’ve got access to thousands of videos, movies, songs, social media, websites, and networked games. Aren’t you glad you live today instead of 1880? On the other hand, having so many choices can result in you wasting a lot of time with stimuli that don’t fully engage you. Make this the week you see what it’s like to use your leisure time for only the highest–quality, most interesting and worthwhile stuff.

Columnist Sydney J. Harris told the following story. “I walked with a friend to the newsstand the other night, and he bought a paper, thanking the owner politely. The owner, however, did not even acknowledge it. ‘A sullen fellow, isn’t he?’ I commented as we walked away. ‘Oh, he’s that way every night,’ shrugged my friend. ‘Then why do you continue being so polite to him?’ I asked. And my friend replied, ’Why should I let him determine how I’m going to act?’” I hope you’ll adopt that approach in the coming week, Scorpio. Be your best self even if no one appreciates it or responds. Astrologically speaking, this is prime time to anchor yourself in your highest integrity.

(July 23–Aug. 22)

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) I’ll bet that a–ha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you’ve seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might possibly obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your expectations or believed too fiercely in your old theories about how the world works. I’ve got an idea about how to ensure the best possible outcome. Several times every day, say something like the following: “I love to get my curiosity spiked, my hair mussed, my awe struck, my goose bumps roused, my dogmas exploded, and my mind blown.”

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) “Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed,” said the aphorist Henry S. Haskins. That’s good advice for you right now, Libra. It’s an auspicious moment

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

In the 1960 Olympics at Rome, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was barefoot as he won a gold medal in the marathon race. Four years later, at the summer games in Tokyo, he won a gold medal again, this time while wearing shoes. I’m guessing this theme might apply to you and your life in the coming weeks. You have the potential to score another victory in a situation where you have triumphed in the past. And I think it’s even more likely to happen if you vary some fundamental detail, as Bikila did.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

Wikipedia has extensive lists of the biggest unsolved problems in medicine, computer science, philosophy, and nine other fields. Each article treats those riddles with utmost respect and interest, regarding them not as subjects to be avoided but rather embraced. I love this perspective, and urge you to apply it to your own life. This would be an excellent time, astrologically speaking, to draw up a master list of your biggest unsolved problems. Have fun. Activate your wild mind. Make it

into a game. I bet that doing so will attract a flood of useful information that’ll help you get closer to solving those problems. (Here’s Wikipedia’s big list: tinyurl.com/ ListofProblems.)

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) There’s a certain lesson in love that you have been studying and studying and studying — and yet have never quite mastered. Several different teachers have tried with only partial success to provide you with insights that would allow you to graduate to the next level of romantic understanding. That’s the bad news, Aquarius. The good news is that all this could change in the coming months. I foresee a breakthrough in your relationship with intimacy. I predict benevolent jolts and healing shocks that will allow you to learn at least some of the open–hearted truths that have eluded you all this time.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) A mother wrote to the “Car Talk” columnists to ask whether it’s possible to cook food on a car engine. She wanted to be able to bring her teenage son piping hot burritos when she picked him up from school. The experts replied that yes, this is a fine idea. They said there’s even a book about how to do it, Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! I suggest you engage in this kind of creative thinking during the coming week, Pisces. Consider innovations that might seem a bit eccentric. Imagine how you might use familiar things in unexpected ways. Expand your sense of how to coordinate two seemingly unrelated activities.

Painting and Drawing Lessons

Small group and private instruction offered by local painter Melinda Borysevicz. SCAD graduate with 15 years professional experience. Phone: 912.484.6415, email: melindaborysevicz@gmail. com, or visit melindaborysevicz.blogspot.com. [062812]

Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-713-2718 for more information. [062812]

S.P.A.C.E. presents Fall Visual Arts Classes and Workshops

Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education (S.P.A.C.E.) is registering students for Fall visual arts classes and workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens and adults in all skill levels. Sessions run September 17 - October 27 & October 19 – December 14. Both sessions are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. studios, 9 W. Henry St. Sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, painting and drawing, children’s cartooning, a cartooning class, lapidary stone cutting for jewelry design, expanded drawing and painting classes, beginning watercolor and Raku firings. Fees include materials, studio space and more. Information and fees: www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

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]

Sign Language

Learn receptive and expressive skills -- fingerspelling, and basic questions, statements, and negations. Plus an introduction to the culture of the United States Deaf Community. Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/25/2012 to 10/11/2012 Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@ georgiasouthern.edu Fee: $150. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Dept of Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah.

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]

The Artist’s Way

A shared journey into personal creative growth through the international bestseller, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Discover or regain creative self-confidence in an atmosphere of mutual support. Utilize the Artist’s Way tools of The Morning Pages (daily journaling) and The Artist Date (a weekly excursion) plus exercises and group discussion. Fee: $150. Students must provide their own book. Mondays, 9/24/2012 to 11/12/2012 6:30-8:30pm. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s dept


Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

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]

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 www.avegost.com [062912]

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) 3086768 for more info. [062912]

Chatham Sailing Club

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

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

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

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Knittin’ Night

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]

Language Club--French, Spanish, German or English

Parle toi le francais? Hablas espanol? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Speak English? Practice

your French, Spanish , German or English at Cafe’ Florie’ Restaurant, 1715 Barnard St (Between 33rd and 34th. Every Sunday from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Meet people and practice your favorite language. There is a small fee for coordinator. If interested contact srn104anto@ aol.com or 912-541-1337. First meeting day is July 29. [072712]

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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

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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 912-3533148 for more info. [062912] The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912232-7731 [062912]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: C. H. Brown Fine Silver and Antiques, 14 West Jones St., between Bull and Whitaker. All are welcome. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live. com) or 912-308-3208. [070812]

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

Savannah Clemson Club

Savannah Area Clemson alumni and supporters meet at various times and locations throughout the year. Saturday, September 1 at 7:00pm – Clemson vs Auburn viewing party at Satisfied (formerly Loco’s Downtown), 301 W. Broughton Street. Information: Gareth Avant at garethavant@gmail.com or 336-339-3970. [082712]

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]

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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]

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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]

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Savannah Newcomers Club

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

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

Starting Wed., July 18 our regular meeting time will be 6-7pm every other Wednesday at Tubby’s on River Drive in Thunderbolt. Open to the public. Supported through voluntary donations rather than dues. The aim of Savannah Storytellers is to “talk to tell” a story or stories. We will help, encourage and instruct you in audio-rercording and/or presenting your own story, through constructive criticism, examples and discussion. Information: 912-35400048, or 912-224-2904 [062412]

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

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]

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]

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

An international, leaderless network of individuals interested in finding more freedom in a less and less free world. For individualists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, agorists, voluntarists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. at announced location. No dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: onebornfree@yahoo.com

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The Freedom Network

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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]

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

Adult Ballet Class

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

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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 1:30-3:30pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_ tango@yahoo.com. [052812]

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]

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

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1/2-OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home,14x70,on high/wooded lot. 3BR/2BA,save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator,full mini-blinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double-car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, on-site garbage service(twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month,including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT For Rent. $600/month, $600/Deposit ($975 w/pet). 1210 East 70th St. Within walking distance of Memorial Hospital. Available immediately. Contact Greg or Shirley, 912-756-6726. 1BR APT. 2017 East 38th, Apt.A, washer/dryer connection, all electric. Convenient location. $575/rent, $575 deposit. More info, 912-352-4391 or 912-658-4559.

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701 HIGHLAND DRIVE BY OGLETHORPE MALL 2 BR, 1 BA, large corner lot. $675/month. Reese & Company, 912-236-4233/GA R.E. #B6970 Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at www.connectsavannah.com

719 South St, Off Montgomery 3BR/ 2BA, CH/A, W/D Hook - Up, Total Electric, Sec 8 accepted. $900mo/$900 dep. 912-844-2344 9C OAK FOREST LANE: 2BR/1BA, Washer/dryer connection, alarm system $650/month, $650/deposit. Call 912-398-4424

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SKIDAWAY & SHELL ROAD 2BR/1 Bath $535/month, $535/deposit. LARGO TIBET AREA *2BR/1 Bath $600/month, $600/deposit. *2BR/2 Bath $665/month, $600/deposit. *All require 1yr. lease. No pets. Call 912-704-3662 BEE ROAD: 2BR/1BA $625. CAROLINE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, living room, kitchen furnished, total electric $675/month. VARNEDOE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, LR, kitchen $650. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

2345 Ogeechee Road Hardwood Floors, 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, Kitchen w/range & refrigerator, CH&A, (gas water heater & heat),W/D Connections. OffStreet Parking. $700/Rent, $650/Deposit 411 Emmit Street Total Electric, 3BR/2BA, Living/Dining combo, kitchen w/Appliances, W/D connections, CH&A, ceiling fans, carpet & ceramic tile floors. $950/Rent, $900/Deposit. 1009 Richards Street Total Electric, 4BR/2BA, kitchen w/appliances, W/D connections, CH&A, ceiling fans, carpet & ceramic tile floors. $925/Rent, $875/Deposit. REF. & CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED

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CHARMING HOME: 2324 Florida Avenue

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, CH/AC, living /dining room, laundry, carport, fenced backyard. $685/month, $500/security deposit. Available immediately. 912-509-2030

DAFFIN PARK

4 blocks away. 2BR upstairs apt. Central heating/air, washer/dryer hookup, ceramic kitchen & bathroom. $685/month. 912-441-3087 EAST 54TH STREET: 2BR/1BA, stove and refrigerator. $500 per month plus security. Call 912-308-0957 EFFINGHAM COUNTY: Midland Road. 3BR, 1 Bath, with garage, corner lot. $600 cash deposit, $750/Rent. No calls after 9pm. 912-657-2758

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2410 Jefferson Street. 1BR/1BA. Newly renovated, new appliances. Great place for students. Call Theodore Williams, 912-232-4906, 912-398-5637

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•2201 Walz Dr: 2BR upstairs apt., central heat, window AC $600 + sec. •1202 E.37th: Large 3BR ground floor apt. $600 + sec. •109 West 41st: Lower 1BR Apt., 1.5BA, central heat/air $500 + sec. Call Lester @ 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650

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2 remodeled mobile homes in Garden City mobile home park. Double/Singlewide. Low down affordable payments. Credit check approval. Special ending soon. Speak directly to Community Managers, Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675 *Garden City 3 BR, tri- level home, kitchen appliances furnished, fenced front yard, large storage/workshop area, $750/mo. Call Mitchell & Associates Realtors. 912-232-0030 *Southside Brick 3 BR,2 BA, garage, updated kitchen with appliances, screened porch, storage building, fenced yard. $ 975 /mo Call Mitchell Associates Realtors 232-0030

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Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. HOME FOR RENT/SALE RENT/BUY OPTION, 2125 Glynnwood Drive, 4BR, 1BA, fireplace, carpet/hard wood floors, great location near Savannah State. $1000/month. (912)222-1983 HOUSES 3 Bedrooms 47 Parish Way $995 2 Soling Ave $875 2012 Nash St. $750 Hinesville: 415 Rogers Rd. $795 2 Bedrooms 1203 Ohio Ave. $795 APARTMENTS 3 Bedroom 8107 Walden Park $1400 2 Bedrooms 35 Vernon River $995 733 E.53rd St. $775 703 Windsor Crossing $675 1234-A E.55th St. $525 One Bedroom 315 E. 57th St. $625 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

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OVERSIZED, Sunny 2BR, 5 room Apt., no pets, no smoking, near everything. Ch/a, stove/refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, loads of closets. $675 + 1 month dep. 912-351-9129

WINDSOR FOREST: 3BR/1.5BA, family room has been used as 4th BR, new CH&A, new interior paint, new windows and sliding doors. Conveniently located. No smoking. No Section 8 accepted. $959/month + security deposit. 912-920-1936

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Available now. 3BR/2 full baths, LR, DR, new A/C, new windows, new interior paint throughout. No pets/smoking. No Section 8 Accepted. $969/month + security deposit. 912-920-1936 POOLER: Brick 3BR/2BA, CH&A, very nice neighborhood. LR/DR combo, eat in kitchen, fenced backyard, covered patio, storage bldg. No pets, No smoking. No Section 8. $950/month + $950/deposit. 912-844-1825 or 912-844-1812 RENTALS FOR EVERY BUDGET

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SALE/RENT: TEMPLE STREET, off Staley Avenue, by Fairgrounds,all brick on 3 lots. 3BR/1BA, LR, kitchen, heat/air, laminate throughout, laundry room. 912-224-4167

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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

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•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656 SPECIAL! 1301 E.66th: 2BR/2 Bath, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. $725/month, $400/dep Southside: 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer connection, near Oglethorpe Mall $775/month, $400/deposit. SPECIAL! 1812 N.Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA $675/mo, $400/dep. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY XROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

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NEAR SAVANNAH MALL 3BR/1BA, country atmosphere. No pets. Available 8/1. $750 + dep. ORCHARD 2BR/1BA, kitchen furnished, fenced yard, carport, extra storage $625 + deposit.

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995.

One, Two & Three Bedrooms. Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call for viewing, 912-349-4899

LOWCOUNTRY RENTALS 912-665-0592 114 Marian Circle: 3BR/1.5BA, new carpet, new paint, single car garage, fenced yard $1000/month.

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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. Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at www.connectsavannah.com

PRIVATE FURNISHED Room for rent in my home. Prefer elderly female, non-smoking, kitchen and laundry room,Dish TV, $350/mo. No deposit.912-441-6105 transportation 900

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

CHEVROLET Monte Carlo Z34, 1996- Low miles, Super clean. $2950 OBO. 441-2150

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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.

SUNRISE VILLAS - Eastside A place that you can call home! Large eat-in kitchen, central heat/air, W/D connections, carpet, mini blinds, total electric. $650/Rent, $300/Deposit. Call 912-234-3043

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2009 HONDA CIVIC LX Honda Civic LX 4 DR, doctors orders. Grandmom not allowed to drive, like new 8,800 K $15,000. 912-222-1355

DODGE Neon, 1999- Low miles, cold AC, 17” chrome wheels, custom spoiler, etc. $2850 OBO. 441-2150

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. HONDA Civic EX, 1999- 2 door, low mileage, 100,030 miles. $4,250. Call 912-713-7619 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940

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