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The water’s fine at this Martin Parr photo show at the Jepson By Lauren Flotte | 24 Photo: Lake Garda, Italy, 1999


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FRIDAY NIGHT Late night live music with the fig neutrons

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1964 The Tribute takes their audience on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live forever in our hearts. Performing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates an early live 60’s Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing and on stage banter See for yourself why Rolling Stone Magazine hails 1964 as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth”

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compiled by Rachael Flora | Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of events in the coming week. If you want an event listed, email WAG@ Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.

both a designer and activist in a conversation with Veronique Hyland, of New York magazine’s The Cut. 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Photo by Jurgen Teller

Film: Mystery James Mason Film

The late, great British actor James Mason passed away in 1984 at the age of 75, but his shadow looms large over the entire film industry to this day. For this special screening, the Psychotronic Film Society will unveil one of Mason's least-known movies, a guilty pleasure for fans of obscure cinema. The exact title will remain a secret until showtime. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Film: Chow Down

March Against Monsanto presents the film Chow Down. Charles, John and Garnet try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. Told they can't get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to think again. They decide to take on their diseases by drastically changing their diets. 6:30 p.m The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Free

Seersucker Live: The Art School Episode II

Part literary reading, part talk show, part cocktail party. Hear new works from SCAD faculty, including James Lough, Beth Concepcion, Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, and Jonathan Rabb, as well as special guests Alexis Orgera and Laura Davenport. 6 p.m Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation (SCAD), 439 East Broad Street. Free

Friday on the Train

This free community event will feature food and refreshments, kid friendly fun, line dancing, and live entertainment. third Friday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Suites at Station Exchange, 3205 TSX Grand Central.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Facebook Flashback Friday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Thursday / 14 Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Thirsty Thursday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Tea in the Garden

Taste of Downtown

Attendees can sample menu items from more than forty of Savannah's popular chefs, restaurants and caterers while enjoying beverages, networking and live music by Third Class Citizens. 5:30-7:30 p.m Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts. $25

Tea in the Garden

Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden. This performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Reservations recommended. 4:15 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 912-236-8097.

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Theatre: Ragtime


Based on the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. Presented by Savannah College of Art and Design. May 14, 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Town Hall Meeting: Georgia's Ethics Crisis

Common Cause Georgia will hold a town hall meeting in Savannah next week for area residents to discuss and contribute thoughts on overhauling the state ethics commission. The organization surveyed ethics commissions nationwide to find out what they're doing differently, and specifics on what Georgia needs to restore trust in this vital state agency. 6:30-8 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Friday / 15 13 Bricks Re-Opening

13 Bricks celebrates their move into a new and expanded retail location with free food and drinks, DJ Skypager, face painting, raffles, prizes, and special gifts for in-store purchases. 1-4 p.m Keystone Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street.

Art on Tap: Zia at the Beach

Telfair partners with jewelry designer Zia Sachedina to create a stunning fashion show celebrating the opening of Life’s a Beach: Photographs by Martin Parr. Guests enjoy the exhibition while celebrating the kickoff to the summer with a fashion show by Zia. 7:30 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Concert: Dr. Ralph Stanley

Legendary country artist Ralph Stanley will perform with family and friends featuring Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $67

Dame Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood will receive the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from SCAD. Immediately following the award presentation, Dame Vivienne will share insight into her acclaimed career as

Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden. TReservations recommended. 4:15 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 912-236-8097.

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. May 15-16 Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. call for times and pricing. 912-232-0018.

Theatre: Hello Dolly!

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church presents its spring musical. 7 p.m St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, 10 W 31st St. Free and open to the public

Theatre: Ragtime

Based on the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. Presented by SCAD. May 14-16, 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

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Saturday / 16 5k Celebration Run Benefitting Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Register at and support an organization that inspires local girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. 9 a.m.-noon Theodore A. Wright Stadium at Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $20 912-349-1528.

The Color Run '15 Shine Tour

The Happiest 5k on the planet.The 2015 Shine Tour is designed to uplift and inspire runners to stand out from the crowd, sweat glitter, and continue to live their lives in a happy and healthy way. 9 a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. $35 - $50

Discovering 1820s Savannah

Explore Savannah on this 2.5-mile early morning walk. Admission may be purchased the morning of. 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $21 912-236-8097.

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Gardening Session

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

Hands Across the Sand

Here's a chance to combine a day at the beach with saying no to offshore drilling. Join hands and help send a powerful message to leaders that oil and gas exploration and development in the Atlantic Ocean is a dirty, dangerous endeavor. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. and prepare to join hands at noon to form a symbolic line in the sand against spilled oil. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. 912-961-6190.

March Against Monsanto

The Savannah group of March Against Monsanto hosts this rally and march. The group will discuss GMOs and anything being done to our food without consent. 11 a.m.-3 p.m Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts.

National Kids to Parks Day

National Kids to Parks day will be filled with fun and learning for kids of all ages with colonial skills demonstrations to include some knot tying, fire building, musket drill and much more. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd.

Print Yourself! Mini-Me 3D Printing

In this celebration of pop culture, the Jepson invites you and your loved ones to have your own mini-me sculpture printed in pop colors. Sign up for your 15-minute time slot to be scanned and learn how 3D prints are made. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. $95 for non-members

Savannah Bazaar

Come be a part of Savannah's creative community with artists vending their work, live music and poetry, food and drink, and kids' activities. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Fireworks after the game. Sand Gnats players and coaches will be wearing special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off to fans and autographed on-field after the game. Proceeds support Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate. 6:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

SCAD Fashion Show

The SCAD Fashion Show is recognized in the industry as a forum for fashion ideas and innovations, where up-and-coming designers debut their work to the fashion world. 4 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. May 15-16 Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. call for times and pricing. 912-232-0018.

Theatre: Ragtime

Based on the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow.Presented by SCAD. May 14-16, 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

Wilmington Island Farmers Market

Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meats. Bobby and Claudia Deen book signing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Free continues on p. 6

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Concert: I Cantori Sings

Concert: I Cantori Sings

Concert: Tony Monaco

Deep Speaks

Songs from Greece, Israel, Ireland, Bosnia, Hungary, and France. 3 p.m St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. $15 912-925-7866. Coastal Jazz Association presents organist Tony Monaco. 5-7 p.m Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. $20

Concert: Velvet Caravan and Savannah Voice Festival Soloists

Gypsy honky-tonk band Velvet Caravan joins artists from the Savannah Voice Festival. Dessert reception to follow. 2 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free

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Songs from Greece, Israel, Ireland, Bosnia, Hungary, and France. 7:30 p.m St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. $15 912-925-7866. Original, vivid, and fearless stories, poems, and plays written by young authors’public middle school kids in Deep’s Young Author Project. Each DeepKid votes for their favorite piece from the workshop, and the winners are invited to read their work in front of a live audience. 6 p.m The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Free and open to the public

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Augusta. Dollar Monday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

The Farm Picnic will be open to all Friends of the Forsyth Farmers' Market who will receive a brown bag lunch featuring our vendors and local kitchens. Individual memberships $30, families $50. 4-7 p.m The Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.

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Savannah Sand Gnats

Tongue: Open Mouth & Music Show hosted by Calvin Thomas

Vs. Lexington. Bring your dog to the game. Kids eat free and run the bases after the game. 2:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self­ styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. call for times and pricing. 912-232-0018.

Theatre: Hello Dolly!

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church presents its spring musical. 1 p.m St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, 10 W 31st St. Free and open to the public

Theatre: Ragtime

Based on the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. Presented by SCAD. 3 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

Voice and Classical Guitar Recital

Allen Henderson, baritone, and Brian Luckett, guitar, perform this concert featuring music of Rutter, Fink, and Foster. 3 p.m Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W President St. Free

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Augusta. Two-for Tuesday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Music, poetry and spoken word on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. third Tuesday of every month, 7-10 p.m Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday / 20 Bee Market

Artists from the SCAD community will sell their wares and provide demonstrations for the public. 5 p.m Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.

Film: Mystery John Wayne Film

In honor of Wayne's larger-than-life career, the Psychotronic Film Society screens perhaps the single most notorious film he ever made - a movie so controversial it was intentionally withheld from the public for decades after its initial release. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Augusta. Pack the Park for charity. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8


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Tip of the iceberg on police accountability

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LET IT NOT be said that you never read good news in this space. Over the course of a single week, the area’s two top law enforcement officials took clear, careful and decisive action to correct some enormously dangerous, not to mention embarrassing, problems of great import. In a town absolutely lousy with buckpassing senior officials, the moves came as huge but welcome surprises despite the deeply unpleasant circumstances involved. First, Savannah/Chatham Metro Police Chief Joseph “Jack” Lumpkin, in a painstaking—and by his own admission, painful—news conference publicly fired a nearly

report on Lovett-authorized actions on the Counter Narcotics Team which allegedly led to drug dealers being protected by sworn police officers—actions which almost certainly led to much of the rampant gun violence on the streets of Savannah today. In any case, what’s really fascinating is that local police deferred to the feds in this case—tabling their own Internal Affairs investigation and subsequent firing of McCormick so the feds could continue their own probe. In other words, this is likely just the tip of the iceberg and we’re almost certainly looking at further revelations of police corruption to come. Chief Lumpkin’s willingness to throw himself and the department on the mercy of the public is a marked contrast to the insular, we-can-do-no-wrong arrogance Savannah has become so accustomed to seeing in its elected and appointed officials.

investigation is incomplete and ongoing, which makes the Sheriff ’s mass firing all the more notable. But what we do know is hard to stomach. Ajibade allegedly was involved in a domestic incident earlier that day, leading to his arrest. What led to his eventually fatal encounter with Sheriff ’s Deputies happened after he became violent while in custody. His actions caused physical injury to some Deputies, which certainly isn’t good. But one hopes Sheriff ’s Deputies know their job is a physically dangerous one and that they have to have a protocol to deal with violent inmates. One hopes. What happened next is what defies comprehension: According to reports, Ajibade was restrained in a chair in an isolation cell, and then died while restrained. Though his cause of death hasn’t been officially released, given the extraordinary length and gravity of the investigation, it

Chief Lumpkin’s willingness to throw himself and the department on the mercy of the public is a marked contrast to the insular, we-can-do-no-wrong arrogance Savannah has become so accustomed to seeing in its elected and appointed officials. 20-year veteran officer on charges of stealing cash and items from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) undercover storefront. Allegedly Corporal Daryle McCormick redirected some of the stolen items— including booze and a cellphone—to his boss, former Chief Willie Lovett, now serving time on federal extortion charges. So if you’re keeping score: Not only does the Lovett scandal allegedly feature a literal pimp, in the person of former Capt. Cedric Phillips, who supposedly found female companionship for Lovett among officer ranks, there’s now allegedly a literal fence in the form of McCormick. It all sounds like something out of a ‘40s film noir. Months before his trial, Lovett was described to me by a legal insider as “the head of an organized crime syndicate.” Sounds about right. As hot as that rhetoric is, it jibed exactly with what I’d read in the curiously underreported details of the 2013 independent

“The details of this case are frankly troubling, and embarrassing,” said Lumpkin in his remarks. “Not just to the individuals involved, but to everyone who wears a badge on this force. In this case, you will see we obviously failed the public.” When’s the last time you heard a local official say something even remotely that contrite and apologetic? You could be cynical about it and say it’s easy for Lumpkin to take accountability since none of this happened on his watch. But hey, I’ll take it. As far as I’m concerned this is a trend worth celebrating. Within 48 hours of Lumpkin’s announcement, veteran Chatham County Sheriff Al St. Lawrence announced the firing of nine of his deputies for their actions surrounding the apparent unlawful death of a mentally ill inmate in custody at the Chatham County Detention Center. We don’t know everything about what happened on New Year’s Day 2015, the day 22-year-old Matthew Ajibade died. A GBI

seems clear something was done to Ajibade while restrained in that cell. Tased? Beaten? Both? We’ll find out soon enough. Significantly, the termination letters for the two supervisors involved in the incident specifically mention that their actions that night “resulted in the death” of Ajibade— serious allegations indeed, and a narrative which has only just begun. You can’t help but take these micro developments to the macro level in light of recent news. With six Baltimore cops recently charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray, and with a North Charleston cop charged with murder in the death of Walter Scott right before that, things are clearly changing in a radical way with regards to our evolving expectations of the accountability of police. We can be horrified at the circumstances of these developments while at the same time celebrate the long but inexorable arc of morality toward justice. cs

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Sticking ‘eminent domain’ where the sun don’t shine By Jessica Leigh Lebos

Us liberal types often get a bit of blowback. Sometimes, when our bleeding hearts stand up to oppose the corporate greed and corruption masquerading as economic development, the breezy flak becomes a wind tunnel of hot air. It’s about creating jobs, you crazy Socialists, holler the chest beaters who toe the line for projects that put our waterways and wildlife at risk (river dredging, oil pipelines, blowing out whale ears with seismic testing, take your pick.) Come on now, why do you hate money? So silly! Of course, only a simpleton has a bone to pick against thoughtful enterprise that contributes to a sustainable economy and benefits the greater good. Even the most sycophantic Bernie Sanders fangirl knows

Savannah and 50 other coastal towns just say ‘NO’ to federal leases allowing offshore drilling and seismic testing. Photo by Carlos Suarez courtesy of money doesn’t do bad all by itself. The problem is how powerful folk and their corporations use it to discredit valid concerns and smother dissent (not to mention to asphyxiate democracy itself, but we’ll talk Citizens United and the Koch Brothers another time.) When it comes to Georgia’s precious, irreplaceable streams and marshes, the








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ecological empaths experienced a couple of rare victories last week against the raging machine of blind profit. In a move that practically shocked the underpants off of us all, Gov. Nathan Deal announced last Thursday that his administration is against the Palmetto Pipeline, a billion dollar project that would slice through Southern wetlands and rivers on its

way to the sea like General Sherman on a leaky bulldozer. The 360-mile tunnel o’ terror proposed by oil and gas transportation goliath Kinder Morgan has rallied all kinds of opposition, not just from environmental activists but also local industry like Savannah’s Colonial Oil and hundreds of property owners up and down the planned dig zone. The pipeline has also provided rare common ground for liberals and right-wing Libertarians, who take umbrage at the pipeline’s audacious assumption of ordinary people’s backyards. At the crux of the shared argument is whether Kinder Morgan ought to be allowed to commandeer private property in the form of permanent 50-foot easements along the route. The Dept. of Transportation must first give its blessing on a certificate of public convenience and necessity on such annexation, then the EPD has to sign the permission slip. Now, the Fifth Amendment grants government entities the right to exercise

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eminent domain in the interest of the public utilities and highways. But since Kinder Morgan is not a government agency, and the pipeline’s contribution to the greater good seems to consist mainly of making more money for Kinder Morgan, its designs on eminent domain have caused quite a ruckus online and in the papers. This explains why we may have read more than a few mistaken references lately to “imminent domain,” which actually kind of works, considering how speedily Kinder Morgan thought it might push through the permit approval process without much outcry by hosting “informational meetings” posing as official DOT hearings. It even jumped the proverbial gun by sending out contracted surveyors illegally, a pair of whom got caught deep in the Screven County woods last week after they “accidentally” backed up 1.7 miles onto a farm owned by Morris Communications’ CEO Billy Morris. (His brother, Charles H. Morris, owns Morris Multimedia, which publishes Connect.) Morris wields big influence in Atlanta, and it’s a fascinating coincidence that Deal’s announcement came two days after the arrests. Apparently, some domains are more imminent than others. The governor’s opposition also came hours before pipeline protestors converged on Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro campus for the DOT’s last actual public hearing, giving a busload of Savannahians reason to celebrate. “This has been a battle by Georgians for Georgians which grew from grassroots to grasstops,” applauded Push Back the Pipeline cheerleader KC Allen from the road. Like many of us, Allen has been pleasantly surprised at the strange bedfellows made over the issue . “The thing we all share is the conviction that no public need would be met by this pipeline.” But the fight ain’t over yet. The DOT has until May 19 to grant its certificate, and Kinder Morgan took out a full-page ad in Billy Morris-owned Savannah Morning News on Friday touting the economic advantages of the pipeline. (Guess they figured Connect readers can make up their own minds.) Also, considering Deal’s record on environmental issues, his objection to the pipeline is surely more political than moral. Don’t act all aghast should it suddenly become convenient to pipe oil through Georgia in 2016. But we anti-corporate commoners will take every win we can get, no? Another unexpected triumph came recently when the Savannah City Council

passed a resolution opposing offshore drilling exploration and its attendant seismic testing off the Atlantic coast. At issue are the risks of Deepwater Horizon-esque spillage as well as the testing itself, which blasts deafening airguns at the ocean floor and has been proven to disrupt the vital communication of marine wildlife. Savannah joins more than 50 coastal towns and counties that have passed such resolutions, forming what looks like a thick strand of pearls along the eastern seaboard according to a graphic posted at Oceana. org. The vote made it through our ubercontentious council unanimously, a sign that big oil’s greasy money might be losing its hypnotic hold on the job-hungry Southeast. “People don’t want the oil industry to be allowed to claim the future of our communities,” says Alice Keyes of Brunswick-based advocacy group One Hundred Miles. “If we stay silent, we’re leaving the door open to have important decisions made for us.” Since the Obama administration announced it would offer up a five-year program for leases in federal waters starting in 2017, nine applications have been submitted by drilling companies to the Bureau of Energy Management for review, four in Georgia. But rabid resistance from coastal cities could affect BOEM’s decisions next winter. “The feds have been shocked by the number of people who have come out and said they don’t want this,” says Catherine Wannamaker of the Southern Environmental Law Center. But again, let’s not start singing hosannas. At the exact same time as the city was voting to keep the drills away, the Savannah Trade and Convention Center was hosting the American Petroleum Institute’s annual Pipeline Conference—a bitter irony to remind that there are far more corporate dollars pouring into our town, state and country than votes from you and me. But our pugnacity against Big Bad Greed and its propaganda must endure! Especially this Thursday, May 14, when the Tybee Island City Council is expected to vote on the proposed Plastic Bag Ban ordinance. And also at the fourth annual March Against Monsanto this Saturday, May 16 in Johnson Square. And when the next pipeline/oil rig/ chemical company threatens the marshes/ endangered species/our food supply, we’ll have to be there, too. Nope, the work may never be done. All we can do is squeegee out our bleeding hearts and keep on going. cs


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by Joy LeeAnn Peterson

FELIX IS my knight of transportation, my knight in shiny, black glory. My valiant, twowheeled steed hailing from the kingdom of the Bicycle Link. Felix is a mighty Earl Trek bicycle, an “affordable get-around bike built for street style.” Before introducing Felix into my world, I had relied solely upon bummed rides and SCAD transportation, which was usually anything but reliable. My steed and I had a spotless relationship; he was so reliable, kind to the wallet, quick moving and easy to park (those of you with motor vehicles know the difficulty that comes with parking in Savannah). I would carry my steed, resting on my shoulder, down our porch steps and off we would go. Would I wear a helmet? No, of course not. You are being absurd! What use would I have for the fuddy-duddy’s buddy, the helmet? I had mastered the art of biking. I was so at ease atop my bike, he had become like another appendage. Felix and I would never arrive late, never be penniless and I did not need something as pesky as a helmet! Where would I put it when I went to class? I loved the feel of my hair whipping back, off my face by the breeze; arriving at my destination looking lovely, with freshly wind-blown tresses. Besides, I would look like a total noob around all the uber cool kids who gather outside the Sentient Bean! No one wore a helmet. If you were a hip kid my age, you would ride with hands off the bars, holding your phone texting or down at your sides. Thirty minutes before March 9, 2012 began, Felix, driven by an inebriated Joy collided with a vehicle at the intersection of 34th and Drayton streets. I slammed into the side of the car, landed on the hood, my

Peterson: ‘I slammed into the side of the car, landed on the hood, my head denting where the window and roof met. I ended up on the grassy knoll at the corner, sustaining yet another crack on my head.’ head denting where the window and roof met. I ended up on the grassy knoll at the corner, sustaining yet another crack on my head. During that thrill ride, I sustained a hairline fracture to my right leg. At Memorial University Medical Center, tests showed that I had a “diffuse axonal injury, subrachnoid hemorrhage.” Looking back on it now, I consider myself to have been an utter fool. I wonder if all the Sentient Bean patrons would still consider me a super cool chick sitting in my wheelchair, staring blankly at the wall. I am one of the lucky ones. I survived a traumatic brain injury due to failure of abiding by basic traffic regulations.

For example; no helmet, no bike light and failure to stop at a stop sign. Because I thought I was too cool and biked too well, to wear a helmet, I came close to having to wear a soft helmet at all times, to protect my head as I thrashed about in a wheelchair. If I am ever able to ride Felix again, you can bet I will be wearing a helmet (hopefully one with a unicorn horn). Now that you have read this, I will take offense if you are inebriated at the helm of any form of transportation, if you do not wear a bicycle helmet, if you do not use a bike light, if you fail to act as vehicles do on the road. I almost died. You do not have to. cs Peterson is a photographer based in Tampa, Fla. She is a 2013 Savannah College of Art and Design cum laude graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography and a minor in creative writing. Peterson is a traumatic brain injury survivor.

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A Savannah mother and daughter’s healthy, life-changing experience daughter Tikiha moved to Savannah less than five months later. Tikiha had health issues, prompting GLENNIS CADLE Cadle to schedule her daughter an appointwas depressed, overment at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health weight, and stressed. Care, a primary and preventative healthcare At the time, she center in Savannah. refused to see it. Tikiha’s nurse practitioner Chris Ferrelle An uncanny informed both mother and daughter about series of events led the CRI Life Enhancement Program, the Cadle to the Canholistic health and wellness program that yon Ranch Institute had recently come to Savannah, and that it Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) was totally free to community members. in Savannah, a holistic health and wellness Today, Cadle says with utmost confiprogram focused on underserved communidence, “I didn’t know it at the time, but this ties. Cadle spent 13 hands-on weeks in the program is the reason why my daughter and program and surfaced as a healthier and I moved to Savannah. It changed our lives calmer woman. One year later, Cadle is still active in CRI forever.” In April 2014, Cadle decided to join LEP fitness activities and encourages her friends and co-workers to join her in becom- Savannah’s CRI Life Enhancement Program—not because she personally felt that ing more active. But perhaps the greatest benefactor of the program is Cadle’s teenage she needed or wanted to live healthier—but daughter Tikiha, who also is experiencing a instead because Cadle knew the information healthy life because of her mother’s journey. would be valuable to her daughter Tikiha, who was too young to enter the program. In March 2013, Charles H. and Rosalie “I joined the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Morris and Connect Savannah provided the Enhancement Program out of my love for funds and partnered with Canyon Ranch my daughter,” Cadle says. Institute and Curtis V. Cooper Primary Over the next 13 weeks, Cadle met with Health Care to launch the first CRI LEP in behavioral health experts, nutritionists, phythe southeastern United States. sicians, and other health and wellness proThe objective is to graduate 100 Savanfessionals who had been trained by Canyon nah residents from the CRI Life EnhanceRanch Institute to deliver the program in ment Program to become emotionally, Savannah. psychologically and physically healthier, Every Wednesday, Cadle attended meetand who then will help spread the healthy ings with other participants. In the sessions, changes to their friends, families, and the they ate healthy, local, well-proportioned Savannah community. meals. The CRI Life Enhancement Program is They also participated in discussions active nationwide, and advances health litabout mindfulness, growing fresh vegetables, eracy, improves prevention, honors cultural and stress management. diversity and applies integrative health to Also, the group learned and participated eliminate health disparities. It does all that for people from all walks of life in Savannah. in physical activity of all kinds, with certified fitness instructors and yoga teachers. Glennis Cadle can vouch for those posiCadle explains that changing her lifestyle tive changes. Cadle had lived in New York was not just about diet and exercise; it was City for more than 35 years when she got about accepting her past and her present. It the sudden feeling she should move to required her to be aware of sleep patterns, Savannah, a place she had never been. Folstress management, and a balanced lifestyle. lowing her gut, Cadle and her 17-year-old

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“The program instructors give 100 percent, and when the professionals who are volunteering their time give 100 percent, it inspired me to give 100 percent too,” Cadle said. “The atmosphere at CRI Life Enhancement Program is like a family. They gave me the family I needed in Savannah to make me like being here even more. The group accepted me for who I am and didn’t judge me.” Cadle realized that it wasn’t just her daughter who needed a change in lifestyle. By experiencing the program, Cadle realized that she herself was depressed and in need of a healthy change. Cadle’s home became much cleaner, and her cooking changed too—she started shopping for and preparing healthier, fresher, and lighter meals. “We used to eat a lot of fatty stuff,” she said. “When you get hands-on demonstrations, you can go home and do it yourself. We cut out a lot of fried chicken.” Cadle lost 20 pounds. She also began a yoga routine. “I never saw myself doing yoga,” she said. “Yoga is now the biggest influence on me because I was very stressed and depressed. Yoga really helped me. I was having a tough time at work. Now I feel calmer and more accepting.” She began walking, too. The program schedules downtown Savannah walking groups at 9:30 AM on Saturday mornings at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care. There is an instructorled walking class for both beginner and intermediate level walkers. At 52 years old, Cadle now runs 5Ks. “I just ran a 5K,” she said. “I loved it. It was a big challenge; I did it in 46 minutes back in the winter. And last weekend, I did it in 39 minutes! I used to run a little then walk a little. Now I can run a mile without stopping!” As for Cadle’s daughter, Tikiha lost more than 20 pounds over the summer and now does yoga and dances. She also

eats healthier, mainly because of what her mother is cooking, but also because she’s making her own wiser choices. “I stopped eating cake,” she said. “I’ll bake it, but I won’t eat it. And I won’t eat candy that’s really sweet anymore.” Tikiha was also recently invited to the prom. “My goal is to be a size 12,” she said. “I feel happier now. I’m thankful for what my mom has done with going through the program. I’m always thankful for my mother.” Tikiha’s nurse practitioner at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, Chris Ferrelle, sees major changes in both Tikiha and her mother, as well as other participants in the program. “It’s amazing to see how one person can affect the whole family,” Ferrelle said. Ferrelle is also one of the integrative health practitioners on the CRI Life Enhancement Program core team. She also participates in yoga and attends the gardening sessions (open to the public) at Trustees’ Garden the first and third Saturday of every month. “I have to be able to practice what I preach,” explains Ferrelle. Cadle’s walking instructor has noticed the difference in Cadle. “My walking instructor at the program says she can see a change in my smile,” Cadle said. “I don’t know if they realize how much they’re changing lives: it’s happiness, it’s how to live better, and not to be scared of success. I’ve had tremendous growth with this program. I hope to continue it the rest of my life.” For those interested in learning more about the impact CRI Life Enhancement Program had on Cadle and about the inspiration and effects CRI Life Enhancement Program has on participants, Cadle may be reached by email at belnyc78@yahoo. com. cs To reach Canyon Ranch Institute in Savannah, email or call 912-443-3264.


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Affordable counseling center expands to new facility

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Sitting in her cozy, sunlit office, licensed therapist Andrea Mamalakis Epting offers a useful metric when deciding whether to seek professional counseling. “There are only two criteria. First, are you a human being?” asks Epting with a smile. “Then, do you live on Planet Earth?” The Dutch Island native understands that everyone can use a little help sometimes. And as President of Heads Up Guidance Services (HUGS), she’s witnessed how effective psychotherapy is in the treatment of mental illness, addiction, depression and self-destructive behaviors. Epting also knows that at an average of $150 an hour, private counseling is out of reach for many. When it is affordable, it’s offered in a clinical setting beholden to Medicaid payments and insurance reimbursements. And it’s usually never enough. “Working within the system, insurance or Medicaid can cut out right as someone’s about to make a breakthrough,” says Epting. “When your number of sessions are up, it’s over, even if you’re about to turn a corner.” After years working in private practice and public health agencies, Epting’s frustration with America’s broken mental health system motivated her to found HUGS in 2009. Offering general counseling, substance abuse recovery and vocational training, HUGS charges just $15 per session for individuals and $20 for couples—and if that’s not affordable, payment is accepted in the form of volunteer hours. Some choose to sign on for the Ready 2 Work program, exchanging each hour of therapy for an hour helping in the HUGS community garden or in the Southern Delights catering kitchen, where they can become SAFE certified. Others learn retail skills in the charmingly-curated on-site vintage thrift shop, 2 Bee Continued. Staffed by 18 volunteer professional counselors, HUGS provides coping skills and support for its clientele. It’s also an opportunity for the therapists to practice without being encumbered by third party paperwork and other albatrosses of the current healthcare system. Some are retired but want to maintain their licenses, others have their Masters’ degrees and are working towards becoming fully licensed. All are drawn to 14 HUGS because of the direct positive effects

Fed up with the mental health care system, therapist Andrea Epting (l.) founded Heads Up Guidance Services (HUGS), offering affordable counseling, substance abusve recovery and vocational training by a staff of professional volunteers. of their work. “They know they can be a solution here,” explains Epting of her staff. While the counselors respect psychiatric diagnoses and will advocate in medical and legal settings, they prefer to focus on the person, not the condition. HUGS refers to its clients as “participants” instead of “patients,” and Epting reiterates that she never wants to see another person reduced to a medical code. “We try to stay away from labels,” she says with a nod. “This is for people who are struggling with life.” HUGS takes what Epting calls a “holistic approach” to recovery and balance, addressing not only the mental and emotional needs of participants but also the physical ones, including appropriate nutrition and exercise. Yoga and mindfulness meditation classes are available for both clients and staff. After operating out of the Savannah Baptist Center on Wheaton Street for six years, HUGS recently moved next door into its own home. Freshly-painted in a cheery green and furnished with donated chairs and tables, the 4000-square foot facility feels more like someone’s living room than a clinic. A wide hallway leads to private rooms filled with comfy couches and homey décor, and a grand space for yoga and group sessions holds an armoire filled with mats and pillows. Vintage kitchenware, antique linens and other curiosities are for sale in the thrift shop, 2 Bee Continued. The computer lab buzzes with machines refurbished by Digital Doc’s Eric Sharpe,

and a bright, clean playroom is the site of supervised childcare while parents participate in evening sessions. Gracing the walls are Robert Cooper’s engaging photographs of Wheaton Street and its people, part of a recent exhibition at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. Caretaker William Benner is pleased with the new offices. A former HUGS participant, Benner now oversees maintenance for the organization, but years ago, untreated mental health problems forced him onto the street. “I had a lot of rage issues, and I ended up in jail. And then I became homeless,” says Benner, who was living in one of the tent encampments around the city when he came to the Savannah Baptist Center for a meal and found HUGS. “Counseling helped me a lot.” He found that his background in video production and tech support were of use in the in the computer lab and began volunteering. When HUGS expanded, he asked for a job. “We couldn’t do without him now,” assures Epting. Benner has his own room on site and gives his own guidance to participants as they prepare for the GED test and update their resumes. “I don’t know if ‘role model’ is the right word,” muses Benner. “But I’d like inspire other people to get help. But you have to want to do the work.” There is no shortage of those willing to commit to one of HUGS programs. Epting reports that the organization has already seen more participants in the first quarter of 2015

than in all of last year. and the biggest issue now is funding that growth. “Studies show that mental health and addiction counseling has the most value in terms of positive outcome, yet it’s the most underfunded community service,” she says. “We’re bridging that gap, but it’s a lot bigger that we anticipated.” Sixty percent of HUGS’ annual budget is met by the reduced payments of participants, and the rest comes from small grants and community donations. The organization takes no government funding or insurance money, and Epting proudly points out that by serving more than 1300 people on site and thousands more through partnerships with senior care facilities and Union Mission, HUGS saved taxpayers $3 million in Medicaid reimbursements last year. The smallest source of funding comes from the local business community, and Epting hopes to engage more small businesses to sponsor HUGS programming in the next five years. The strategic plan calls for more childcare, a mobile kitchen and more ways to bring affordable counseling to the people who need it most. “They told me it was impossible to do this without insurance reimbursements or government funding,” says Epting. “Well, we’re doing it. But we can really use all the help from the community that we can get.” cs For more information, contact (912) 507-8576 or


How safe is “the cloud”? The trend in computers is to store all your files “in the cloud.” That doesn’t mean they’re up in the sky; they’re in a big hard drive somewhere. But that got me wondering: How secure is the cloud? Are we one good case of sunspots or an electromagnetic pulse away from losing it all? —Richard Aldrich, Napa, California ALL OF IT, no. But the situation is more complex than cloud promoters would have you believe. One problem is the term “cloud.” It suggests that core computing resources—not just storage but also processors and communications infrastructure—reside in some unknowable realm, like Valhalla or the quantum foam. This is crap, as you know; the stuff lives on physical machinery. However, it’s not just “a big hard drive somewhere.” Rather, copies of your data presumably are distributed among multiple servers in widely separated locations, so no single disaster can destroy it or render it inaccessible. But nothing in the usual definitions of cloud computing actually requires this. Rather, one abstraction—the cloud—is

expressed in terms of other abstractions, such as “pooled resources,” “rapid elasticity” (meaning resources can be scaled up or down as needs change), and “measured service.” The metric cited most often is availability—the percentage of time the cloud is accessible. The higher the availability, the better. But it comes at a cost. About that machinery. I once toured a data center, commonly known as a server farm. It was cool but spooky: a vast array of dimly lit server racks. No people, no activity except blinking LEDs, no sound but a faint whir. The place was as impregnable as human ingenuity could make it—fingerprint scanners to gain entry, on-site generators to provide instant backup in the event of blackout. Still, somebody could nuke the place. The real security of the cloud is there are many server farms, and they can’t all go offline, can they? Here we get back to availability. All some business types know about cloud computing is they should demand “five nines” availability—i.e., access to data, applications, etc. 99.999 percent of the time. This works out to downtime of about five minutes per year. It’s possible to achieve this, or anyway get close. Amazon Web Services, currently the leading provider of cloud computing, offers a service level agreement (SLA) essentially guaranteeing your data will survive any catastrophe short of the end of the world. That means installing redundant instances of said data and related services on server farms around the globe, with 24/7 monitoring to spin up a new stack and copy everything over automatically if an old server starts to wobble. But five nines is expensive, and for most businesses unnecessary. A cheaper option is 99.9 percent availability, in which redundant virtual servers are implemented on (say)

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three data centers scattered around Virginia. This is riskier. In June 2009, lightning caused Amazon’s cloud computing service to go offline for four hours. That same year Rackspace had to issue customers around $3 million in service credits after a power outage took down its Dallas data center. In June 2012 a storm disrupted an Amazon data center in Virginia, knocking out Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest, and other sites for hours. In these cases data wasn’t destroyed, just rendered temporarily inaccessible. But if all the data instances are in the same region, which is what many Amazon cloud customers wind up buying, they’re theoretically vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters and yes, even sunspots and electromagnetic pulse. Other perils lurk. Since cloud computing is multi-tenant, there’s a nonzero chance somebody pulling down her data could get yours accidentally. You’ve got non-cloudspecific hazards such as hacking and Internet slowdowns. Or, commonly, an IT jamoke misconfigures something and . . . oops. Am I warning you off the cloud? No, just trying to demystify it. Whatever the risk, the cloud is the only practical way to store data long term. Banks have downsides too, but nobody seriously thinks stashing cash in a mattress is better. Bad things can happen to data: hard drives crash; laptops get stolen; backups are lost or become unreadable. That’s not all. Think of the storage technologies that have come and gone: punch cards and punched paper tape; Volkswagen-tire-sized platters for mainframe hard drives; half-inch magnetic tape and cassette tape; 8-, 5.25-, and 3.5-inch floppy disks; Bernoulli, Zip, and Jaz cartridges. Even CD-ROMs are starting to fade away. If you have vital data

stored on one of these media but not the device to read it, you’re hosed. The point is, data is fragile and the technology used to store it is ephemeral. You don’t want dealing with such things to be your problem, and the average person isn’t equipped to do so anyway. Better to turn your data over to experts who supposedly can make it safe and accessible. Does this have its risky aspects? Yup; so does giving your savings to an investment firm. Churchill famously said democracy was the worst form of government except all the others. Is it premature to talk that way about the cloud? Maybe, but that’s how it looks. CS By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via

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Man shot at Cedar & 55th was victim of April attack, refuses to cooperate

Police are investigating the second shooting event targeting the same person in less An investigation into the Thursday night than a month “but they are getting little shooting death of a 30-year-old Savannah information from the victim himself,” a man is underway by homicide detectives department spokesperson says. of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Germaine Redmond Grant, 24, was Police Department. transported Monday night for treatment of Officers responded to a shooting at 8 p.m. a gunshot wound that grazed his head on outside Heritage Place apartments on the the 1200 block of East 55th Street at Cedar 700 block of Lavinia Street to find Alonzo Street. He was treated and released. Lee Richardson with a gunshot wound. Officers responded to the scene at 5:21 He was transported to Memorial Unip.m. to find him with the injury and mulversity Medical Center where he was protiple shell casings in the street. nounced dead. On April 21, police responded to the 1300 block of East 55th to find a vacant, Body found in river identified bullet riddled Dodge automobile upside The body found floating in the Savannah down and similar shell casings. river on Wednesday morning has been iden“Investigating violent crimes detectives tified and an autopsy has indicated no foul later identified Grant as the driver of the play in the death, police say. car at the time it had been attacked,” police The victim has been identified as Randall say. “In each case, Grant refused to provide Lee Weller, 53. His family has been notified. information on the crimes.” Officers responded about 8:30 a.m. to the He has a record of charges since 2008 200 block of east River Street where passincluding drugs, contempt of court, murder, ersby discovered the body of a white male aggravated assault and probation violation.

Man shot and killed on Westside

He was acquitted last month on murder charges in the March 2013 death of Achmed Kiwann Williams, shot to death on his porch of his residence on the 1100 block of East 55th Street. Police Chief Joseph H. “Jack” Lumpkin Sr. pointed to the two recent shooting cases as examples of the way offenders remain unidentified and on the streets “because of reluctance of witnesses and even victims to identify them; or victims prefer to gain retribution themselves,” police say.

Animal Control, Police expand efforts to collar feral Eastside dogpack

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numbers seem to be growing,” police say. “Some of the dogs obviously are pregnant, adding to the woes.” “The biggest problem,” said Capt. Charles Hall, commander of Special Operations, which includes Animal Control, “is that the dogs are getting support from people. We have indications that some of our traps have worked, but the dogs have been released before we can get there.They also seem to be feasting on household trash left in lanes.” Anyone who sees the dogs are asked to call Animal Control at (912) 525-2408 or Metro non-emergency at (912) 652-6500.

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documentary in which he assured viewers • In March, the U.S. patent office that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was approved Google’s application covering safe for humans. “You can drink a whole robot software that mimics human person- quart of it, and it won’t hurt you,” Patrick alities (voice, mannerisms) using a variety Moore told the interviewer for Canal Plus. of moods (happiness, fear, surprise) with The interviewer then offered Moore a swig a notable use that family members might of Roundup he had on hand. “I’d be happy employ it to continue to “interact” with a to, actually,” Moore reportedly said on loved one after he has passed. camera, but then quickly One disquieting possibility changed his mind. “No, I’m might allow a deceased pernot an idiot.” At that point, son to be directed to act in Moore declared, the interways that the person never view was “finished.” acted while alive. wILL YOU BE • Entrepreneurship: (1) A Is This a Great Country THE BEST OF or What? curious woman, inspired by sAVANNAH?! her own mother’s attachment The owner of a New to her unlaundered pillowYork City condominium cases following the death of apartment that sold for her dad, has partnered with The Job of the Researcher $100.5 million recently France’s Universite du Havre California State University Los Angeles received a property tax researcher Marc Kubasak spent about 2,500 to produce a person’s bottled reduction of $360,000 scent by processing old clothhours (sometimes 12 hours a day) training last year -- and is likely to ing. A September rollout is 40 brain-damaged rats to walk on a treadkeep receiving reductions planned, with the probable mill, after sewing little vests to tether the over as many as 25 years, retail price of about $600. (2) critters, suspended, to a robotic arm. His based on “Section 421-a” work paid off, though, according to the Feb- Artist Mark Sturkenboom benefits the state enacted ruary Popular Science magazine, as doctors has described plans for an to encourage “affordable” even more remarkable remembrance device housing in the most desirable parts of New in Poland and University College London (if the deceased is male): a dildo that holds used his procedures to help a man with a York City. The tax abatements are available 21 grams of cremated ashes (accessorized, damaged spine. (In the middle of the projto developers that promise to create “affordect, Kubasak developed a rodent allergy and perhaps for non-sexual “cover,” by a necklace able” units in the same zones (“affordable” and music player). “After passing,” Sturkenwas forced to wear a body suit every day to families making under about $40,000 boom explained, “the missing of intimacy” is annually), but in recent years, the new “milwith a respirator.) “one aspect of the pain and grief.” lionaire” units (with tax breaks) have outnumbered the new affordable units by about Ironies 11-to-1, according to a February New York • U.K.’s Bedfordshire Police were search- Democracy in Action Times report, costing the city over $1 billion ing in April for the thief who ran off withJust west of Ferguson, Missouri, is Kinout paying for his Jesus arm tattoo at the loch (pop. 299), where newly elected mayor a year in revenue. RedINC Luton studio (to go with his “Only Betty McCray was unable to start work God Can Judge Me” inking on the other on April 23 because the losing incumbent Bright Ideas arm.) In fact, the shopkeeper also believes administration merely locked her out of -- Prison breaks in Latin American counthe man swiped the equivalent of $1,548 City Hall (“impeaching” her for “voter fraud” tries are often staged with cooperative, corfrom a cash drawer when he was momenin the April 7 election, despite St. Louis rupt guards. However, the escape by 28 tarily alone in the studio. County election officials having already inmates in February from the Nova Mutum • Former Virginia state Delegate Joseph certified her victory). Of McCray’s two prison near Cuiaba, Brazil, was engineered Morrissey, already scheduled for trial for predecessors, one was once also locked out by three make-believe “dominatrixes” (in submitting false documents in one case, was of office by police, and the other had to go police costumes), who playfully handcuffed foiled in March qualifying for a state Sento court to get his mayoral job back after the guards, knocked them out with sedatives ate primary because 750 of the 972 voter admitting that he had missed child-support and unlocked the cells. (The guards were signatures he submitted were found to be payments. found the next day, still handcuffed and bogus. (Morrissey was sworn in as delegate naked.) in January while wearing an ankle monitor Suspicions Confirmed • Wall Street Miracle: Two March as part of his sentence for having sex with The controversial ex-Greenpeace caminstances of gleaning insight and using it to an underage girl, but resigned to run for the paigner who years later turned against the buy stock “options” were executed so quickly Senate.) environmental group’s program walked (1 to 3 seconds each) that experts consulted out of an interview in March for a French for a analysis said they couldn’t Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now the nonprofit OpenBiome offers donors $40 for bowel movements -- to supply “fecal transplants” for patients with nasty C. difficile bacterial infections. (“Healthy” contents are transplanted into the infected gut via endoscope or frozen swallowed capsules so that the good bacteria drive out the antibiotic-resistant bad.) Over 2,000 transplant units have been shipped to 185 hospitals so far, and OpenBiome allows daily “donations” so that, with bonuses, a donor could earn $13,000 a year. However, extensive medical questioning and stool-testing is required, and only about 4 percent of potential donors have exquisite-enough feces to qualify.

possibly have been made by human securities traders. Their conclusion: A robot so intelligent exists that it can “read” a news wire report, “analyze” it for hints whether to place bets on a company’s future price, and execute the order -- before human traders even finish reading the news report. Profits on the seconds-long trades: $2.4 million on one and “between $1 million and $2 million” on the other.

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(1) England’s Tavistock Town Council hastily changed the wording in March of its help-wanted ad seeking a general maintenance person (a “hand,” in local jargon); thus, it is no longer wording the offering as a “general hand job.” (2) Alaska’s Juneau Empire newspaper announced on February 26 a rededication ceremony for the local homeless facility, long known as the Glory Hole Shelter. (3) In April, the Tisdale, Saskatchewan, town council finally decided, after 60 years, to alter the widely used and inspiring town slogan (honoring the canola oil’s parent, the rapeseed) -- “Land of Rape and Honey.” (4) A Brazilian student-athlete enrolled at Medicine Hat (Alberta) College announced he would play the basketball season under his real Brazilian-German name, Guilherme Fuck (which he insists is pronounced foo-kay).

A News of the Weird Classic (February 2011)

David Morice, of Iowa City, Iowa, a teacher at Kirkwood Community College, was best known for a series of “Poetry Comics” until he decided (in 2010) to write 100page poems (not prose -- poems!) every day for 100 days, until he had a book totaling 10,000 pages (actually, 10,119). The University of Iowa Libraries published the finished book online, but for some reason, also in a two-foot-high hardcopy stack. (Strangely, in a 480-word article describing Morice’s feat, the Iowa City Press-Citizen included not even a hint about any of the poems’ subject matter.) cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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Deric Murphy Photos by Geoff L. Johnson

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Something really special happened on Wednesday evening, down on the river. As the sun sank behind the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, the community gathered to celebrate the life of Deric Murphy: talented keyboard player, Livewire employee, and big-hearted human being. Friends, co-workers, and fellow musicians united to sing, reminisce, and just be together and remember Murphy, who unexpectedly passed away last week. Livewire shirts were worn. Parasols were trimmed in Miller Lite cans (Murphy’s favorite). After Leslie Carter led the crowd in “Amazing Grace,” the Catfish Marching Band and Sunset Second Line took off, headed up by Catfish Staggs, with an array of musicians on guitars, drums, cowbells, and all manner of instruments. The Robertsons of Livewire Music Hall, (now located in Athens), Mark Molloy (a.k.a. Gypsy Slim), Jason Bible of The Train Wrecks, Matt Eckstine of The Accomplices, and Ted Bowne of Passafire were among them. As we marched down the river walk, friends fell in line and River Street buskers contributed brassy notes of their own. Second liners held photos of Murphy aloft, introducing him by name to onlookers. The celebration funneled into Fiddler’s, where the Robertsons had organized a jam night in the style of those the restaurant/bar used to host. It was undisputed: Murphy would have loved it. CS



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It’s easy to fall under the spell of Dame Darcy’s pen-and-ink world. Enchanting Victorian adornments, lovingly rendered detailing, delightfully humorous storylines, and fearless female leads spill out of the pages of her treasured Meatcake comic, defining the Fantagraphics publication as a cult classic. Out of Meatcake, Darcy spawned Voyage of Temptress, a web comic chronicling treasure-seeking pirates and a band of mermaids along Georgia’s coast. Ever the Jill-of-all-trades, Darcy has turned the comic into a television show. Voyage of Temptress premieres on Wednesday, May 20, as a part of Darcy’s famed Naughty Nautical Nite. The locally-produced pilot sets sail down the Intercoastal Waterway. As a Dame Darcy original sea shanty theme song cues up, we’re introduced to a band of mermaids who have just discovered a treasure map, outlying a path to Confederate gold. A gang of lady pirates is intent on making the treasure their own; with ghostly appearances, tours of the fascinating little islands that pepper the coast, animations, and some dolphin translation, Darcy sweeps us away on a whirlwind journey that’s wonderfully lo-fi and distinctly Savannah. Darcy notes that, with the Lowcountry’s stretches of beaches freckled in shark’s teeth and grey water swirling over buried history, Voyage of Temptress has a perfect setting. “I’m from New York; this place looks like a fantasy land to me!” she proclaims. “I’m just super into this place…there’s a big pirate history that drew me in. We’re just utilizing the stuff around us…it’s sort of like living in my comic book!” she laughs. “In New York, it was really expensive, so I used this as my artist retreat,” Darcy explains. “I moved here in 2011, and I’ve been here ever since.” For all the whimsy and screwball humor that permeates Voyage, Darcy advises that it’s got an environmentalist heart. “The concept is that the mermaids are sort of like the voice of the ocean, and

With Dame Darcy at the helm, you know this is gonna be good. they have an environmental message,” she explains. “But I thought it would be easier for landlubbers to start caring about the ocean if there were mermaids…because not everybody understands the ocean or sea life, but we do need to conserve. If we start locally, we got this!” Darcy cites Ashley Workman’s proposal to ban single-use plastic bags on Tybee Island as an example of a great local initiative. “It’s really bad for wildlife,” she says. “But if you make it all cute with mermaids and pirates, it’s an easier message. It inspires people.” While said mermaids and pirates are at odds early on in the story, Darcy says viewers can expect to see them unite in an effort to conserve their mutually beloved ocean. Together, they hunt for the lost gold, agreeing to use it to fund environmental causes. Darcy plans to continue producing the show locally, but has big plans for Voyage. “I’m going to look into funding and talk to the people who produce Adult Swim, as my stuff ’s very experimental,” she says.

“But my biggest goal is to get it on the Lifetime network!” she laughs. “It’s got a lot of girls in it, almost all the cast are girls, women; half of my production team is women!” Whatever it takes, she knows she’ll find a way. “I’ve published over 50 books, and I produced a TV show in Manhattan for four years, and cabaret and all that stuff—I know how to produce,” Darcy says. “Everything I do gets done; I’ll get funding, I’ll make it happen. There’s always a way to make it happen!” There will be two showings of Voyage at Naughty Nautical Nite, the first at 9 p.m. and the second at 11 p.m. The 9 p.m. is open to all ages. Before bringing the semi-annual celebration of fantastic sea life and pirate-inspired revelry to Savannah, Darcy hosted Naughty Nautical Nites in New York. Sometimes, they’ll coincide with her book releases; 2012’s Sparetime bash doubled as an unveiling for one of Darcy’s most beloved creations, Handbook for Hot Witches.

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Darcy says the Lowcountry’s scenery is perfect for her new TV show.

In the past, Darcy has welcomed performer friends like the fabulous accordionslinging Crabettes, Anitra Opera Diva, Peter Dark, and more. The costume contest is an honored tradition, and fabulous prizes await the best-dressed attendees. “We are very encouraging of themes,” she says. “Captain, lifeguard, old-fashioned pirates, mermaids.” A sailor herself, Darcy encourages

nautical enthusiasts of all types to comes out. “We just really love that this is a port town; this is a place for actual sailor and nautical enthusiasts to come out, too. Wear your foul weather gear, it’s fine!” The Tied & Tasseled Cabaret, a fetish burlesque troupe with whom Darcy is involved, have a seaside theme for their performance.





“I really like cabaret, because it’s all about expressing yourself and female empowerment,” says Darcy. “Sexy, not slutty—just really cute and wacky! It’s just a place where anybody who wants to express themselves— if you’re gender-bendy, if you’re transsexual, or bisexual, or gay, or whatever, it’s a place you can just be free…you can go and feel like other people care, and you can dress up, and you don’t feel alienated or excluded if you feel like that a lot.” Since Voyage is still in its early stages— and Darcy adores collaboration—she encourages anyone who may be interested in getting involved to contact her. “If anyone has different ideas for ways to produce it, or if someone has a sailboat or wants to be involved in any way with production, they are welcome to give me a ring,” she says. “…a diamond, preferably!” she cackles. “Or preferably a treasure chest. Why not!” CS Naughty Nautical Nite: Voyage of Temptress TV Premiere, Tied & Tasseled Cabaret Wednesday, May 20 The Bayou Café Two shows: 9 p.m. (all ages), 11 p.m. (21+) $10

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The Slackers, Duppies @The Jinx

The Slackers

One of the most prominent bands to emerge from New York’s 1990s ska scene, organist/vocalist Vic Ruggiero prefers to call The Slackers’ sound “Jamaican rock ‘n’ roll,” evidenced by the reggae groove at the heart of all their songs. Whether you’re a fan of blues, soul, rocksteady, dub, reggae, or ska, there’s something for everyone to love in The Slackers; the six-piece band has soaked up music history and crafted a danceable, good-timin’ cocktail of sound from their array of influences. Over their 14-year career, The Slackers have kept the ska strains alive with a rich horn section and Ruggiero’s Brooklyn lilt. From “Rude & Wreckless” abandon to protest songs (2004’s Bush-lampooning International War Criminal), the band’s always championed strong lyricism to back their dance-ready rhythms. Gainesville, Florida’s Duppies are a fine pairing with their blend of reggae, rocksteady and ska. Wednesday, May 20, 10 p.m., $10

Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass, Velvet Caravan @Service Brewing

A favorite from Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest, Amythyst Kiah returns with her band of Tennessee blues-soul renegades (members of this mountain!) for a special show at Service Brewing HQ. If you’ve heard Kiah sing before, you’re well-acquainted with the way her rich and mesmerizingly strong vocals can make the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up. Hard to believe she’s only been singing for the last four or five years. “For me, songwriting has been a very difficult thing, because in the beginning, I thought of myself as a guitar player,” Kiah shares. While studying Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music at East Tennessee State University, Kiah began reinterpreting older songs in her own unique style. Nowadays, as she finishes her graduate degree in Gender & Diversity Studies and Appalachian Studies, Kiah feels compelled to fuse her academia and music. It’s a balance of writing about—inferring—discussion of issues while still keeping the integrity of the art,” she explains. “Right now I’ve written a lot of cool ideas, songs I’ve started about being a person who is interested in gender diversity, looking at Western culture and the affects it has on marginalized people.” Velvet Caravan kicks off the evening. It’s not the first time Savannah’s gypsy jazz troupe has teamed up with Kiah—last Stopover, they joined her on an original, “Trouble So Hard,” on-air at GPB Savannah. Kiah says the gents will be joining her again for the Service show. “Every time I come to Savannah, it’s always a good time,” Kiah says. “The people are amazing, and working with Stopover is an amazing pleasure.” Cover charge includes brewery tours and free tastings.

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Thursday, May 14, 9:30 p.m., $20

Dr. Ralph Stanley @The Mars Theatre

One of America’s most legendary musicians is making his way down to Springfield. Stanley’s voice, weathered, raw and entirely compelling in its loneliness, embodies the sound of the mountains. Having learned the clawhammer style of banjo picking from his mother, Stanley’s received a banjo of his very own when he was about 14 or 15. The world hasn’t been the same since. It’s largely thanks to him that bluegrass music is alive and well and continuing to be re-envisioned by up-and-coming artists. In 1946, Stanley formed the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys with his brother, Carter; while Carter died of complications of cirrhosis in 1966, Stanley has continued the family legacy, receiving the Living Legend award from the Library of Congress, a National Medal of the Arts from , and a Grammy for his movingly eerie contribution to the excellent O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack, “O Death”). Many of country music’s greatest icons, including Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks and the late Keith Whitley got their start with Stanley. The 88-year-old still tours about 100 dates per year; don’t miss the chance to see a national treasure. Friday, May 15, 8 p.m., $65

Shana Falana, Wet Socks, Blackrune, Grimsel @Dollhouse Productions

With Graveface not currently being able to host shows, good ol’ Dollhouse has stepped up to host this eclectic evening of psych variations. We’ve got swirling guitars, mind-altering compositions, dreamy vocals, head-spinning grit—think of it as a sumptuous feast of psychedelic music. Shana Falana crafts flutteringly fierce songs, flush with brassy overtones, blankets of thick guitars, all under the command of her transfixing voice. Her latest single, “Go,” is a full-force rock song, threaded with shoegaze and ‘60s psych: think Grace Slick with a new kind of clarity and unfettered abandon. Her debut LP, Set Your Lighting Fire Free, released April 7, is the documentation of an artist’s separate worlds colliding. Falana, who wrote and performed all lead guitar parts on the LP for the first time, often juggled multiple and vastly differentsounding bands at once. Here, they intersect: gauze versus heft, incandescent, ferocious at times, and altogether entrancing. Local psych overlords Blackrune, dreamy, scuzzy two-piece Grimsel, and garage sweethearts Wet Socks join.

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Dad Joke #3: Guerilla Toss, Crazy Bag Lady, Mans Trash, Sunglow @Hang Fire


Guerilla Toss

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A New England underground staple, Guerilla Toss is a careening, spazzy, psychedelic tour de force with its roots firmly planted in noise and chaos. Kassie Carlson is a vocal chameleon, pinging percussive vocal rhythms off the walls in a decidedly Deerhoof manner one minute, howling on the floor and splintering the very air around her the next. It’s occasionally catchy, often dissonant, and all roped together in a taut and unstoppable performance. Getting caught up in it live is the best way to experience the whole thing. From Athens comes the whimsical and wiry Mans Trash, lo-fi, trashed-up pop performed on Casio keyboards, bass and drum machines. Crazy Bag Lady and Sunglow offer local support. Daniel Lynch (of both CBL and Sunglow) and CBL’s Josh Sterno recently launched a booking entity called Dad Joke; this show is their third endeavor under the moniker. CS Monday, May 18, 10 p.m., $5

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Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle Rocks on the Roof Eric Britt The Sandbar Open Jam Night The Wormhole Open Mic Treehouse Wobble Wednesday The Warehouse Brian Bazemore Wild Wing Cafe Jeff Beasley

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The Historic Savannah Theatre Spine Tingling Tales


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Sunday / 17 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Sunday Jazz Brunch Basil’s Pizza and Deli Greg Williams Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson North Beach Grill The Accomplices The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Rocks on the Roof Sarah Tollerson

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Club One Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ Tondee’s Tavern Karaoke


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee

Bar & Club Events

Ampersand Blues & Brews

Monday / 18 Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mike with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams Bay Street Blues Open Mic Bayou Cafe David Harbuck Hang Fire Guerilla Toss, Mans Trash, Crazy Bag Lady, Sunglow Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub JJ Smith Mediterranean Tavern Open Mic hosted by Nickel Bag of Funk The Wormhole Open Mic The Warehouse Randy Cuba Wild Wing Cafe Eric Britt

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The Britannia British Pub Bingo Hang Fire Team Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo McDonough’s Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Game Night with Pubstar Trivia

Tuesday / 19 Bay Street Blues Jubal Kane (blues) Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley The Jinx Official Connect Savannah Best of Savannah Awards Afterparty Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub JJ Smith Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Savannah Coffee Roasters Tongue: Open Mouth & Music Show hosted by Calvin Thomas Treehouse Jelly Jam Tybee Island Social Club Open Mic The Warehouse Hitman Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay

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McDonough’s Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke


Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic


Hang Fire Vinyl DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok


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Take the plunge into ‘Life’s a Beach’

The water’s fine at this Martin Parr photography show By Lauren Flotte

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THE GAZE of Telfair Museums’ Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions, Courtney McNeil, falls across the gallery to a Martin Parr photograph. A group of 60 to 70-somethings donning bathing caps wade into the sea forming two semi-distinct lines. A hazy pier jutting out in the distance compliments their formation. It is a simple image with gravity, humility and the perfect touch of humor. “If you were standing 100 yards away and saw that happening, this is not any monumental occurrence. There’s nothing that would jump out at the average viewer as being poetic about this moment, but the way he captures it really just heightens it,” she appreciates. While the British photographer is known for his sharp social commentary in “Life’s a Beach,” opening this Friday at the Jepson Center, Parr shows his true talent to be observation, not sarcasm. “More a humorous edge,” is how McNeil describes the spirit. “Life’s a Beach” is a romp through beaches across the globe, revealing resonant idiosyncrasies of beach culture. The original exhibition coincided with the Aperture Foundation’s book release of “Life’s a Beach”. Now the exhibition is on an extensive international tour. (Copies of the limited edition book will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.) The book mimics the classic family photo album but integrates sophisticated details mom would never have thought of. The installation carries this same feel. The 24 images hang unframed, affixed to the wall

by sleek magnets and are casually arranged salon style. “It’s deliberately a little off kilter,” McNeil says of the light-hearted style. While the images span three decades, McNeil notes, “You would be hard-pressed to observe time passing in these images. It’s much more surprising to me to look at the dates for the works and say, ‘Oh that was 2007? That could have been 1987.’” Timelessness and pervasive seaside sights from skin-baring suits and sunburns to flippers and sand largely obscure geographic location. As Parr visits the UK, continental Europe, the Americas and Asia, “people let their guard down,” says McNeil. Pointing towards an image, she remarks, “Those people in the lounge chairs, that could be Hilton Head or Tybee. Then looking at others, they are much more geographically specific. Like these three in the corner are all England and you can see they have this tough, rocky coastline.” For the opening reception, Telfair is pair- Top, Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996; bottom, Margate, UK, 1986 ing this globetrotting exhibition with their reoccurring Art on Tap event and a special

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Brighton UK, 2008 Comparatively, McNeil says “If you think about the way the beach is depicted in popular culture or commercials, you don’t see Martin Parr’s people.” She notes that Parr “gives equal visual weight and importance to his subject regardless of whether it’s conventionally beautiful or not, whether it’s graceful or awkward.” Parr is strikingly kind in his depictions. He reveals that “if the wind’s blowing, everybody gets wind blown. And if the sun is out, everybody gets sunburn,” McNeil says. Class dissolves as Parr finds “the innate humanness in all of us and the sense of humor that bonds us together.” He doesn’t confront his subjects but, through compassion, challenges the viewer. “If you look at these images and you sort of rush to the judgments that many of us do at the beach about someone’s appearance or what they’re doing or how they’re acting, it makes you aware of that judgment. He really puts the onus on the viewer to observe with fresh eyes and not to make judgment,” says McNeil. For a tongue in cheek exhibition featuring American flag Speedos, silly sunhats, bugeyed glasses and even an appearance from a swan, he prompts some soul-searching. But what Parr truly leaves the viewer with is, when it comes down to it, life is a beach and we should all dive in. cs “Life’s a Beach” photographs by Martin Parr When: May 15-August 30, Opening Reception and Art on Tap Party: Zia at the Beach, May 15, 7:30-9:30 pm Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street Info: 912.790.8800 or

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fashion show from global citizen, local jewelry designer and boutique owner, Zia Sachedina. Sachedina brings his multi-cultural background into his exotic statement jewelry. Splitting his childhood between Kenya and the U.S., he has a Japanese-American mother and an East Indian father. The collection he is showcasing began as four distinct cultural expressions but the regional turned universal. “I started seeing a common thread throughout them. It’s more just a cohesive globally inspired collection. It’s hard to pinpoint in each specific piece which country or region had influence,” Sachedina says. This fashion show is him first solo runway effort and commemorates the 10th anniversary of ZIA, his Broughton Street boutique. Pairing up with stylist Ashley Borders, 40 Volume Salon & Spa and Halo Talent Savannah, Sachedina’s bold and eye-catching Kalahari Collection will shine against the models’ swimwear attire. The beach ready models will descend the grand staircase in the Jepson Center atrium and “snake their way through the audience,” says Sachedina. In some ways Sachedina takes similar inspiration to Parr. “My inspiration truly just comes from my travels around the world and my own cultural heritage. I think that keeps the collections unique and fresh, not completely tied to what’s on trend right now. I want this jewelry to be timeless,” Sachedina says. But upon entering the gallery to view “Life’s a Beach” audiences will find a contrast between the two visions. Sachedina brings an element of fantasy in the beautiful swimsuit-clad women.



‘On the wheels of a dream’ with SCAD’s Ragtime by ANNA CHANDLER

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It’s time for the final theatrical production of the SCAD school year—and the Performing Arts department ain’t messin’ around. “It’s huge!” declares Performing Arts chair and director Michael Wainstein. “There’s 42 people in it!” Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three families—an African-American family from Harlem, Jewish immigrants from Latvia, and upper-class whites from New Rochelle, New York—and what happens when their paths cross. Kevin Wallace serves as musical director, bringing the Tony Award-winning playbook to new life with its gospel, cakewalks, marches, and, of course, ragtime. A distinctly American tale, Ragtime ironically had its world premiere in Toronto in 1996, going on to a Broadway opening in 1998. Though it’s set at the turn of the 20th century, Wainstein points out that the play’s honest talk of race relations and police brutality makes it a coincidentally timely performance in light of the Freddie Gray’s murder and the ensuing Baltimore riots. “It’s based on the book Ragtime, about an injustice done against a black man in 1906 in New York and sort of the mayhem that ensued as a result,” Wainstein explains. “It’s very timely—we didn’t pick it for that reason, it just happens.” “It’s also a really powerful story about America with a lot of historical figures,” he continues. Keep an eye out for illusionist and stunt performer Harry Houdini, chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit and her husband, architect Stanford White, revolutionaries Emma Goldman and Booker T. Washington, historic businessmen J.P. Morgan and 26 Harry Kendall Thaw, and Henry Ford,

SCAD’s 42-person cast will light up the stage for one weekend only. Photo courtesy of SCAD and explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson. They all have a hand in guiding Ragtime’s central characters: Coalhouse of the Harlem family, Tateh of the Jewish immigrant family, and Mother of the New Rochelle clan. Kat Moser, a SCAD Master of Arts candidate in her second year of the Performing Arts program, takes on the role of Mother. “It’s one of the most difficult roles I’ve done,” Moser shares. “The most prep I had to do was physically embody her class and stature, and being that lady who is very proper. She’s being affected by all these things happening throughout the show, and has a complete change. To really find out what her journey is—that was really challenging.”

The expansive cast is comprised of SCAD undergraduate students, graduate Performing Arts students, and six talented teens from Savannah Arts Academy. And while the lavish casting is certainly a trademark of Ragtime, the sumptuous set is not to be ignored. Behind the scenes, there’s a bustling crew helping out with the multimedia performance, which utilizes projections in addition to the already-entrancing songand-dance-fueled show. And as if the contributions of the stellar Production Design department wasn’t enough to make for a killer visual experience, Wainstein says the Lucas Theater’s setting couldn’t be more appropriate. “It’s from the same period, literally!” he laughs. “There’s a vaudeville number in the

show, and it literally could have been at The Lucas.” Moser feels the production is important for people of all walks of life to see. “Yes, we’ve changed as a society, but there are still ideas and things that are still stuck with us,” she points out. “And to be able to see what our history was like—and how much we’ve grown, and how much we need to grow even more—it’s really great to see in a show with such beautiful music. I think people will be moved.” CS SCAD presents: Ragtime The Lucas Theater Thursday, May 14-Saturday, May 16 (8 p.m.) Sunday, May 17 (3 p.m.) $25, $15 with student, senior, or military ID


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Openings & Receptions 13 Bricks Re-Opening — 13 Bricks celebrates their move into a new and expanded retail location with free food and drinks, DJ Skypager, face painting, raffles, prizes, and special gifts for in-store purchases. Fri., May 15, 1-4 p.m. Keystone Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street. CODA: In 4 Stages — Showcasing new work by Akiyo Kaneko, Nam Nghiem, Lauren Pizzi and Marisol Poggi. The musical definition of Coda refers to an individual passage towards a finale that also refers back to repetition and connections of the piece in its entirety. Ranging from large-scale abstraction, self-portraiture, printmaking and installation, the show embodies four artist’s systematic outcomes while also recognizing a departure. free Fri., May 15, 6-9 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Life’s a Beach: Photographs by Martin Parr —

In Life’s a Beach, one of Britain’s most beloved photographers takes us on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all, the seaside. Martin Parr has been photographing this subject for many decades, creating images that range from close-ups of sunbathers to rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge. Intrigued by the general absurdities and local quirks of beach-going, Parr has photographed beaches across the world. General museum admission. May 15-Aug. 30. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. The Mermaid Circus — Enjoy the whimsical and eerie works of Lisa Ocampo and her sister Tiffany O’Brien while you nibble on treats, have your tarot cards read, and snap some pics of yourself as a mermaid in this fun-filled event. Reception May 15, 7-10pm. May 15-June 20. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Travel Advice To The Lost — Stacie Jean Albano finds her inspiration in the lowcountry wetlands and also paints landscapes from Long Island, Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina. Reception May 15, 6-8pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Teen Council — The teen council is proud

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to host Street View, an opening reception for the exhibit “In the Street.” Come experience artwork inspired by the streets, created by teens from around the Savannah area. The exhibit will feature everything, from clothing to photographs to paintings and more; the opening event will include local food and music, live performances and activities. Free and open to all teens Sat., May 16, 6-8 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


Vivienne Westwood Designs — Andre Leon

Talley curates this collection of legendary designs by Vivienne Westwood. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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the postwar era, such as Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, and Keith Haring, whose work uses color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting — The landmark

exhibition, organized by Millennium Gate Museum, is the first of its kind in the United States since 1965 and features paintings by Sir Winston Churchill, as well as photographs, letters, and personal belongings on loan from members of his family. The paintings depict landscapes, family vacation spots, friends’ estates, gardens, seascapes, and still life interiors. The Art of Diplomacy explores the relationship between Churchill’s strategic decisionmaking and his evolving practice as an artist. Through July 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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The Maps of Infinitude — Known for his

complex, monumental and kaleidoscopic mandala paintings, SCAD alumnus Caomin Xie (M.F.A., painting, 2001) ponders the magnitude and ethereal beauty of the celestial realm. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Nature of Being — SCAD alumnus Scott

Carter (B.F.A., painting, 2008) transforms Pinnacle Gallery into an immersive sculptural installation using the material of its construction — drywall. This unique work blurs the distinctions between where the artwork begins and gallery space ends by excavating individual sections of the walls to create the sculptures contained within. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

The Paintings of Anne Taylor Nash — Anne Taylor

Nash (1884–1968) did not begin painting until she was forty years old, when she became inspired by the example of her close friend Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, an artist and a key figure in the Charleston Renaissance. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Sculptural Adornments: Jewelry Show by Kristen Baird — Kristen Baird, a graduate of Savan-

Work by Lisa Ocampo and Tiffany O’Brien is at The Butcher, 19 E, Bay St.; opening reception this Friday 7-10 p.m.

tiful paintings portray the combined beauty of architecture and nature that surround Savannah. Mary’s technical expertise with stained glass work is creative, bold, fun and fanciful. Through May 31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

data.tron/data.scan — Ehibition by acclaimed

Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, marking his first exhibition in the southeastern U.S. Ikeda’s experiential works make mathematical equations visible through the use of sound and light. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Deborah Raines — Raines explores fairy tales

and illusions in her artwork. Through May 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Dicky Stone and Dana Richardson — A native

of Sewanee, Tennessee, Dana Richardson holds a BFA in painting and a MAT from SCAD and currently teaches art at Savannah Christian. Her pieces are small-scale Savannah cityscapes in oil, collage and mixed media. Savannahian Dicky Stone transforms indigenous wood such as pecan, sycamore and maple into decorative pieces of sculpture. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

Fiberworks – Showcasing the Fiber Art of the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs — This exhibition will

showcase over 100 works created by 24 members through a variety of mediums such as weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, quilting, basketry and other fiber-related techniques. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Fine Art Photography Exhibition by Sarah Horan — Horan’s body of work, Contact, explores

human vulnerability through large-scale representations of human skin and the human form as a whole. Black Orchid Tattoo Studio & Gallery, 118 West Victory Dr.

Going to the Dogs — An art exhibit of paintings by Lisa Rosenmeier will be held at Coffee Deli, 4517 Habersham St. There is no cost to attend, but art will be available for purchase. All artwork that is sold will be distributed after May 31, when the exhibit closes. coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. In Living Color — Spanning three decades

of Andy Warhol’s career, In Living Color features some of the artist’s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Warhol’s work is placed in conversation with other artists of

nah College of Art and Design, uses stateof-the-art software and hardware, including a 3D printer, to create gorgeous pieces. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. So-Called — Solo exhibition of existing and new work by artist Nari Ward. Ward’s practice plays with the ambiguity and symbolism of objects sourced in his immediate surroundings. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Structural-Response II — Monumental installa-

tion of new sculpture and painting by Serge Alain Nitegeka created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery during deFINE Art 2015. Conceived as a performance sculpture, the work confronts the viewer with a tall, labyrinthine assemblage of black-lacquered wooden beams and invites them to choreograph their own passage through the space. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. ThincART: Thomas Mitz — This exhibition

will display a range of works by Thomas Mitz, from large oil paintings, to personal portraits and charcoal studies. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300.

Things Are Not What They First Appear — Xu

Bing, one of the most important contemporary artists of his generation and the SCAD deFINE Art 2015 honoree, presents his solo exhibition of multimedia works. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.


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Upon entering the gates of the dragon’s brick lair, you encounter laughter and the aroma of steak fries. You are immediately faced with a monumental decision. “Are you on an analog or a digital quest?” asks the Gatekeeper, shaking a stack of menus expectantly. Weakened by hunger and thirst, you are unable to respond. The Gatekeeper, a nice college student with a nose piercing, notices your confusion and guides you past a cluster of friendly wizards wielding joysticks. “That’s OK, you can choose a game later. Let me show you to a table.” Thus begins your adventure at the Chromatic Dragon, Savannah’s only culinary establishment dedicated to gaming culture and its attendant accouterments. Located on MLK Blvd. in the former Bub-A-Q’s, it’s a respite from the boring land of the Muggles and a watering hole to find commonminded ilk. This is where Dungeon Masters sit amongst Planeswalkers, where Pokemon breaks bread with Mortal Kombat, and where Star Wars and Game of Thrones might throw down for an arm wrestling match. Along with tasty takes on pub grub and

(Inset) Gamers roll the dice at the Chromatic Dragon, the brainchild of Guild Hall founders Jacob Heider (above l.) and Clegg Ivey (r.), serving up tasty pub fare by Chef Bret Gnat. Photo by Jon Waits craft cocktails, the Chromatic Dragon serves up all manner of gamecraft: There are “analog” tabletop board games like Settlers of Catan, Walking Dead Risk and the scandalously fun Cards Against Humanity; the borrow list even includes old school family faves likes Apples 2 Apples and Monopoly. On the “digital” menu are the hottest video games for the house XBOX360, PS3 and Wii stations (just tell the Gatekeeper—er, host— that you’d like to be seated near a screen.) Giant Jenga blocks keep all ages amused, and of course, rowdy rounds of role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: the Gathering are highly encouraged. “If it has rules and you can play it, you’ll

probably find it here,” assures co-founder Clegg Ivey, an avid gamer himself. “Unless it has a ball,” interjects business partner and fellow Dungeon Master Jacob Heider. “Then it becomes a sport.” The anomalous conundrum of beer pong aside, these fellows know their gaming. Ivey is a former Silicon Valley start-up whiz and intellectual property lawyer who has been rolling 20-sided dice since the 1970s; Heider is a computer programmer and software engineer with an affinity for Wii bowling. Heider worked for one of Ivey’s companies in Orlando, FL, and the two forged a fast friendship after meeting at an office D&D meet-up (where else?) The Chromatic Dragon is a spin-off of the partners’ wildly popular venture The Guild Hall, the makerspace/gaming/performance compound also on MLK Blvd. Part clubhouse, part laboratory, The Guild Hall has rapidly become Savannah’s “thirdspace” for nerds of all stripes. Members enjoy coding classes, sword fighting sessions and epic Nerf gun tournaments along with shows by the Odd Lot Improv Troupe and local bands. “People would say the only reason they would leave was to get food or get their drink on,” says Ivey. “It wasn’t in the plan to

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start a restaurant, but it got us thinking.” When the barbecue joint next door closed up shop, the opportunity arose to give the Guild Hall’s 500+ affiliates an excuse to stay within the domain. Ivey and Heider found inspiration in other gaming pubs like Orlando’s The Cloak & Blaster and in Korea’s strong e-sports bar culture. “There are all these places in Seoul where gamers gather to watch Starcraft tournaments,” says Ivey. “It’s up on the big screen like football or soccer, only it’s a video game.” The non-gaming public is also finding its way inside the Chromatic Dragon’s majestic realm, drawn in by the patio seating and artisanal touches from local metalworks guild La Bastille and Aurora Stained Glass. It’s not long before these plebes find themselves with cards or a joystick in one hand and a fork in the other. The menu itself is traditional pub fare translated into pure tongue-in-cheek geek: Meme mash-ups crop up in the Soup O’ the Day, and Tolkien references abound (Lord of the Wings, anyone?) Mixed in with the Wedge Antilles salad and the Malfegor spicy chicken sandwich are knighted “legendary items” like the Starfox Barrel Rolls, a crispy spring roll filled with savory corned beef, melty Swiss cheese and tangy sauerkraut served on a bed of fresh greens. Such imaginative foodplay is the brainwork of Chef Bret Gnat, recruited from the resort scene in Port St. Lucie, FL. A gamer himself, he jumped at the chance to relocate to Savannah and create the city’s first highend, game-themed cuisine. “I come from the waterfront dining world, so I’m comfortable with the presentation stuff,” says Chef Gnat. “It’s great to create something with a little extra flair.”

While there are plenty of meaty plates to sink into after a major battle, the Chromatic Dragon holds its vegetarian comrades dear: The Commander Shepherd’s Pie is comfortfood jewel of sage-roasted carrots, peas, cauliflower and mushrooms topped with a parmesan mashed potatoes and a nutty cream sauce, and herbivores can also snack on the roasted red pepper chickpea sliders. A slew of salads and other meat-free dishes are cleverly marked with the symbol for Grass Pokemon. After a small hiccup with its liquor license, the Dragon’s bar is expected to begin breathing fire this week with a massive selection of locally-brewed and nationallyrenowned craft beers and other grog. The creative craft cocktail menu includes “health” and “mana” potions served in glass vials, but beware of mirroring your World of Warcraft character’s drinking habits. Prices are reasonable with snacks starting at $5 and sliders and sandwiches running $9-12; generously-portioned entrées top out at $22 for the 12-oz. Knight Artorias ribeye. And save room for dessert ($6): Even if you don’t live in Westeros, all must bow to the Mother of Dragons, a cinnamon sugardusted Twinkie singed golden-brown by the breath of Forgiarix, the Guild Hall’s house mascot. Best of all, access to the game library is free with a food and beverage tab. But play nice and mind the code of conduct—otherwise, Forgiarix may eject you from the Shire onto the street. cs The Chromatic Dragon is open 11am-11pm Sun.-Wed. and 11am-2am Thurs.-Sat. 514 MLK Blvd., (912) 2890350,


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Od There was a stretch during the 1980s when a rash of bad buddy comedies teamed the most unlikely and incompatible of partners, as if the pairs had been chosen by random spins on a wheel of misfortune. Pat Morita and Jay Leno in Collision Course. Ted Danson and Howie Mandel in A Fine Mess. Rebecca De Mornay and Mary Gross in Feds. James Belushi and John Ritter in Real Men. Joe Piscopo and Treat Williams in Dead Heat. Joe Piscopo and Danny De Vito in Wise Guys. Oh, hell, Joe Piscopo and anybody. Hot Pursuit whisks us back to that ‘80s mindset by putting together Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. The result goes well beyond oil and vinegar—it’s more like ketchup and Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts. Witherspoon plays Cooper, a Texas cop whose legendary blunder out in the field has since kept her behind the desk in the precinct evidence room. She’s finally given a chance to redeem herself when she’s tasked with protecting Daniella Riva (Vergara), the wife of an informant, as they travel to Dallas for the trial of a powerful cartel head ( Joaquin Cosio). But matters go astray once corrupt cops show up on the scene, and the constantly bickering Cooper and Daniella must put their vast differences aside in order to stay alive. Along the way, Daniella makes fun of Cooper’s granny panties, Cooper disguises herself as a Justin Bieber lookalike, and the two discuss the sexual move known as “the pirate hook.” Viewers who sit through Hot Pursuit might occasionally feel as if they themselves are on the receiving end of one of those “pirate hook” maneuvers. The main perpetrators would be Anne Fletcher, who directed such flatliners as 27 Dresses and The Guilt Trip, and TV-born-and-bred scripters David Feeney (primarily the James

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children. James Marsden plays Oliver Lawless, a drama class stud who followed his dream and now lives in Los Angeles, hawking Banana Boat sunscreen on national TV. Figuring he will be accepted by everyone if he shows up with Oliver at his side, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA to convince the devil-may-care actor to attend the reunion. So far, so predictable. But what’s not predictable is the manner in which the relationship between Dan and Oliver unfolds, or the particulars of the characters Black and Marsden carve out. Dan isn’t just a sad sack worthy of pity but also an annoyingly clingy man-child who’s not above lying to those closest to him, including his wife and his mentor-boss (a nice turn by Jeffrey Tambor). And Oliver isn’t just a charming rogue but a narcissistic prick who has no trouble cutting people off whenever he feels like it. In addition to showcasing some exemplary acting—I also liked Russell Posner, who’s both gawky and thoughtful as the Landsmans’ 14-year-old son—the movie deserves credit for the manner in which writer-directors Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel avoid the gay panic emblematic of modern comedies, even when the story’s narrative appears to be heading that way. Paul and Mogel unfortunately don’t really know how to end the picture, and all the connect-the-dot resolutions seem a bit too schematic. But for the most part, The D Train provides a satisfying ride for adventurous moviegoers who don’t mind a dash of acidity squirted all over their popcorn.

Ultron, who alternates between cold rationality and childlike humor as he struggles with his master plan. At nearly two and half hours long, the film barrels along a stretch too long, but it remains firmly what it was always meant to be: a summer popcorn flick that’ll have you cheering and laughing. — Brandon Blatcher


CCO Helen Mirren stars in this British-American drama chronicling the real-life personal affects of Nazi art theft during World War II. The tital piece of the film, Gustav Klimt’s iconic Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was comissioned by the father of Mirren’s character, Maria Altmann. A portrait of Altmann’s aunt, it hung for years in the family’s home. When Nazis invaded Austria, it was confiscated, along with with other works throughout the city. Altmann herself was forced to flee to America, where she settled and lived out most of her lift. In the late 1990s, the Austrian government had a reconcilation of sorts with various stolen art pieces and their original owners; when Altmann attempts to claim her familiy’s property, she discovers the reconcilation was a sham, and the Austrians have little interest in returning the painting. She enlists the help of lawyer, Randy Schoenberg (ably portrayed by Ryan Reynolds); together, they fight a court battle in both in Austria and America. The outcome of the film is never in doubt, but Mirren is always a joy, and Reynolds wisely keeps his performance understated against such a formidable star. The two have a likable chemistry, and the depth of their relationship grows as they spend the years fighting for what’s ultimately right. The destination is never in doubt, but the journey is entertaining enough. —Brandon Blatcher

turn in 2005’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, plays Adaline Bowman, who was born near the start of the 20th century but who, through a scientific phenomenon that the film amusingly states won’t be discovered and named until 2035, remains glued to the age of 29 following an unusual car accident. In essence, she’s like Highlander but with better body odor, staying eternally youthful while those around her age. Because of this, she never stays in one place for more than a decade and never allows herself to become too attached to anyone. That changes, though, once she meets Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman of, like practically every other big-screen newcomer, Game of Thrones), a wealthy guy who falls for our heroine. Adaline initially resists his advances but soon finds herself in a relationship, a decision that culminates with a fateful journey to meet his folks (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker). A high level of suspension of disbelief— we’re talking Code Red, people—is required to enjoy The Age of Adaline, and the film is charming enough and accomplished enough that we willingly give ourselves over…to a point. To its credit, it succeeds throughout most of its length, but then pushes it with a climactic development that’s egregious in the extreme. What’s required is a bittersweet resolution and a sense of acceptance and understanding on the part of the characters. What’s delivered is a forced ending that’s more market-driven than organic; it doesn’t feel like a confirmation, just a betrayal.

recent conversion to infant worship—their friend Fletcher, played by Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, even has a tattoo made of his baby’s sonogram—Josh, a documentary filmmaker, and Cornelia, a former producer, are also the type who constantly talk of taking vacations but never get around to it. So the presence of Jamie and Darby in their lives feels like a godsend, a way to recapture their lost youth and feel vibrant again. Baumbach mines an ample amount of humor and truth out of the vagaries of getting older—there’s an amusing scene in which Josh tries to convince his doctor (a deadpan James Saito) that he’s too young to have arthritis—and the auteur also comments on the notion of cross-generational pollination, such as the fact that the middleaged pair have embraced cutting-edge technology with a vengeance (they’re rarely seen without their iPods and iPhones) while the kids prefer to be retro (among other activities, listening to vinyl LPs and plucking away on typewriters). A great film about modern generational relationships still needs to be made. But until such a movie comes along, the entertaining and occasionally insightful While We’re Young does its part to help fill in the gap.


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OOP Most film series have the good sense to end after two or three pictures, when the money’s been made and the franchise can’t really go any further. But then there’s the curious case of the Fast and the Furious flicks. Let’s just marvel WHILE WE’RE YOUNG at how much mileage the studio has gotten AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON OOO out of what’s basically 1950s-style “B” proCCOd There was a time when the movies congrammers supercharged for contemporary Director Joss Whedon kicks off the vinced us that the gap in the so-called gener- audiences. sequel to 2012’s Avengers with a bang, dropation gap covered roughly the distance from Previously on F&F: The tag at the end of ping the audience smack-dab in the middle the earth to the moon. Films such as 1955’s Part 6 found a dapper British chap played by of the action set. From there, it’s a non-stop Rebel without a Cause and 1967’s The Gradu- Jason Statham killing one of the members of ride as the team of misfit superheroes travTHE AGE OF ADALINE ate painted both the kids and the parents in the DIY family lorded over by Dom Toretto els the globe in a attempt to stop the latest OOd such dissimilar terms that one group might (Vin Diesel). The assassin is Deckard Shaw, big, a killer robot who thinks the world It was probably taken for granted that as well have been aliens from another galbrother to the villain vanquished by the would be a better place without humans. the most radical concept ever to involve one axy, futilely trying to communicate with the speed racers in the last installment.Deckard Okay, so this isn’t the most original film, of Ellen Burstyn’s screen characters would other species and failing miserably. is out for revenge, meaning no one is safe. but Whedon is in his element, with a huge remain the monstrous, anthropomorphic In While We’re Young, the latest from Unfortunately, the picture can’t maintain ensemble cast featuring Robert Downey refrigerator that terrorized her in Darren writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid its momentum until the end. The various Jr. as brilliant and arrogant inventor Tony Aronofsky’s brilliant Requiem for a Dream. and the Whale), that gap has closed signew characters aren’t especially interesting, Stark, Chris Evans as the firmly patriotic But now here’s The Age of Adaline, which nificantly, to the extent where the chasm is and the sorts of savory plot twists present Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as presents us with the casting of the 82-year- measured in yards rather than miles. When in the previous two pictures are nowhere to the deadly Black Widow, Chris Hemold Burstyn as 27-year-old Blake Livemiddle-aged couple Josh (Ben Stiller) and be found. sworth with his pecs and abs as Thor, ly’s daughter. This form of age reversal isn’t Cornelia (Naomi Watts) first meet freshAt 140 minutes, this is the longest film in and—well—if we listed all thse stars, we’d exactly new to Burstyn, but it’s still startling faced hipsters Jamie (Adam Driver) and the series, and a bit of judicious trimming been here all day. Suffice to say, that film is to hear her refer to Lively as “Mom.” Yet it’s Darby (Amanda Seyfried), they approach would not have been unwelcome. stuffed with talent, but to its credit, it never all part of the fabric of this initially enchant- them with the same mix of awe and trepidaBut why carp? Diehard fans will doubtloses the delicate balance of having over a ing fantasy that ends up overplaying its hand tion as Indiana Jones eyeing the golden idol less drool over every second, and more dozen megastars jostling for screentime. in that Peruvian temple. A childless couple by the end. power to them for getting their money’s Particularly noteworthy is James Spader as Lively, in her best role since her breakout who are unnerved by their best friends’ worth and then some. CS 33

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Activism & Politics

13th Colony Patriots

Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912604-4048. Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Hands Across the Sand

Here's a chance to combine a day at the beach with saying no to offshore drilling. Join hands and help send a powerful message to leaders that oil and gas exploration and development in the Atlantic Ocean is a dirty, dangerous endeavor. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. and prepare to join hands at noon to form a symbolic line in the sand against spilled oil. Sat., May 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 912-961-6190. karengrainey@bellsouth. net. BoatRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. March Against Monsanto

The Savannah group of March Against Monsanto hosts this rally and march. The group will discuss GMOs and anything being done to our food without consent. Sat., May 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians

Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Savannah Tea Party

5pm social time. 5:30pm meeting begins. 6pm speaker. Reservations not necessary. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Mondays, 5:30 p.m.. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty. com. Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Veterans for Peace

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Local chapter 170 of VFP, a national organization of military veterans of all eras waging peace and exposing the costs of war. Meets every first Thursday at 7:30pm. ongoing. 303-550-1158. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Road.


Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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Auditions and Calls for Entries

Call for Applications to Citizens Academy

Registration is now open for the next semester of the City of Savannah Citizens Academy, an eight-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their city government. The Academy gives residents a detailed overview of City services and policies and includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities. It's designed to increase awareness on how Savannah's government works. The application deadline is July 17. Interested citizens must be willing to commit to attend twice-a-week classes, which generally run 6-8pm, beginning July 28 through August 20. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for the 2015 Academy, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. $5 entrance fee Through July 17. savannahga. gov/citizensacademy.

of the event (November 9-15, 2015) and the website. Final artwork should be submitted in a PDF format by May 22 via email to with the subject line Poster Competition. Finalists will be contacted the week of May 25 and may be asked to make some minor adjustments to their artwork. Through May 22. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Proposals for 2015 Weave-a-Dream

The City of Savannah's Weave-a-Dream Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 cultural and arts projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to October 1, 2015. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Call for Art Instructors committee seeks proposals that actively The City of Savannah’s Department of involve youth, seniors, and those who have Cultural Affairs is now accepting resumes limited access to arts based programs in for visual arts, puppetry, and age appropri- Savannah. Programs engaging participates ate video and animation instructors for ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines the 2015 Summer Art Camp, taking place of production, animation, photography June 1 through July 31 at 9 West Henry desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking St. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate and carpentry are of particular interest to in the week-long camp which provides Weave-A-Dream. While other programs an introduction to painting, ceramics, such as performing, visual, media, theater, jewelry, fibers, mixed media, puppetry, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts video and animation in age-appropriate are also encouraged to apply. To be eligible group settings. Instructors at the full day for consideration, an organization must be art camp work with children ages 5-8, and/ a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Saor 9-12 and teen interns ages 13-18. The vannah’s corporate limits. Proposed prohours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Each week, grams must also be produced within the Monday through Thursday, instructors City’s corporate limits. No individual artist will teach five classes a day, one hour per applications will be accepted. Through group, with a maximum of 10 children per Aug. 2. 912-651-5988 ext. 8969. rbrown02@ group. On Friday, instructors will meet with each group in the morning for 30 minutes. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Instructors may plan multiple projects per Affairs, 9 West Henry St. week. Qualified instructors must submit to Call for Speakers for Geekend 2015 The theme of Creative Coast's Geekend a background check. This is a contracted weekly position. Through June 1. 912-651- 2015 is Growth. All entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, social media mavericks, 6783. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 technology enthusiasts, designers and other creatives are encouraged to apply to West Henry St. Call for Artists speak now. Geekend is looking for compelThe Sentient Bean seeks experienced art- ling cutting-edge content that is actionable ists for one-month-long exhibitions of his/ and touches upon any one or several of her work. Artists must have a website with the following topics: Design, Development, current images representing a sample of Mobile, Social Media, Marketing, Growth the work to be shown in order to be conHacking, Access to Capital, Sales, Managesidered. Apply to sentientbooking@gmail. ment. The festival will take place October com, subject line “art show." See web15-17. Through Oct. 15. 912-447-8457. site for info. Fridays.. thecrebooking#visualarts. The Creative Coast, 415 W. Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Boundary St. Call for Entries for Savannah Food and Wine Festival Poster Competition

The 2015 festival is opening up the poster competition to any artist over 18 years of age, in any medium. The entry finalists will be selected by the SF&WF Poster Judging Committee and on display at the Eat It and Like It Foodie Awards at the Mansion on Forsyth Park on May 27th. Artwork should depict a food and wine element, be unique, and contain recognizable Savannah representations/imagery. Art must include dates

City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah's TV station, SGTV, seeks profiles, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on "Engage," a television show produced by the city. No compensation. SGTV offers an opportunity to expose local works to over 55,000 households in Chatham County. Submit proposals via website. Saturdays..

Gallery Seeks Local Artists

Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street, seeks 2-D and 3-D artists to join its cooperative gallery. Must be a full-time resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. Submit 5-10 images of work, resume/CV and bio to info@kobogallery. com. Mondays. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary

Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. Benefits

Bethesda Academy's Scholarship Gala

Bethesda Academy hosts this gala to celebrate the school's 275th anniversary and the Class of 2015. Guest speaker is former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley. The proceeds from the gala benefit the school's Gateway Scholarship Fund, an essential component of Bethesda's financial aid program. $150 Fri., May 15, 6:30 p.m. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control seeks items for pets in the facility. Canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, towels. Open daily, 1pm-5pm. Mondays.. 912-351-6750. Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Family Promise of Bryan County Golf Tournament

Lunch is provided. Prizes, raffles and more. $60 per player/four man scramble. $60 Fri., May 15, 1:30 p.m. Black Creek Golf Club, 277 Canterwood Drive. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and support the local economy. Sponsorships begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. Tuesdays.. kristen@ forsythfarmersmarket. com/. Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Friends of Forsyth Farm Picnic

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vendors and local kitchens. Individual memberships are $30, families are $50 – kids are free. Sun., May 17, 4-7 p.m. The Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave. JIT "FORE Vision" Charity Golf Tournament

Benefits the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. The Center offers comprehensive services to those who are blind or visually impaired. All services are customized to meet the individual's personal goals toward adjustment for vision loss. For more Leslie Eatherly at 912-236-4473. $500 per 4 person team/$125 per person Mon., May 18, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 912-236-4473. leatherly@ thesavannahgolfclub. com/. The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah. com. LDSS Night of Champions

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) hosts this community celebration that distinguishes local organizations that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and recognizes the contributions made by those employees. Celebrity chef and author Jamie Deen emcees the event. $35 Thu., May 14, 6 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 5252151. Shoes to Trees Program

Help with West Broad Street YMCA with the Shoes to Trees program. Help the MORE Foundation send millions of tree seeds to offset carbon and help Y’s overseas support themselves. Funding for this life-changing program comes from used athletic shoes donated by members, volunteers, donors, community partners, and more. Every donated pair sends 10 tree seeds to a Y overseas. Every pair removes one ton of carbon from the atmosphere. Now collecting gently used athletic and soccer shoes sizes 7-11. Through Aug. 31. 912-233-1951. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Classes, Camps & Workshops

Advance Directives workshop

Join social worker Sarah Copeland as she helps you complete the paperwork to make your wishes known when you are too ill or too injured to speak on your own behalf. Easy-to-follow guidelines and

complementary booklets provided. Do the loving thing for your family now. none third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912.629.1045. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582.

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056.

Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876, is taking applications from young men and women (ages 14-20) interested in law enforcement careers. Explorers experience mentoring, motivation, and learn skills which help prepare them for their roles as productive citizens. See Chatham County Sheriff's web page, click "Community/Explorers Post 876 or call. Wednesdays.. 912-651-3743.

Offered by the Chatham County Sheriffs Office firearms instructors, for Chatham County civilians. Third Saturday of the month, 8:30am-12pm. until noon.$25 fee. Sign up by telephone. Those interested do not need to own a firearm to attend the class. third Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m.-noon. 912-652-6959.

The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912358-3160. savstate. edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

Art Classes at The Studio School

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Basic Gun Safety Class

Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656.

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 407 East Montgomery Xrds. Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S)

This 2-day Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. $750 Sat., May 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFO S/T)

This 2-day (16-hour) program is designed to offer specialist fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. This advanced fiber optics training is strictly a practical course, but includes more background information than is typical in basic courses to allow the student to understand what they are testing and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and shorthaul fiber optics networks. $675 / $700 late registration after noon, Friday, 4/10/2015 May 13-14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Champions Training Center

Offering a variety of classes and training in

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Chinese Language Classes

Call for Proposals for 2016 Contracts for Cultural Services

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Commission has issued a “Call for Proposals” for the 2016 Contracts for Cultural & Arts Services Program. Free workshops will be held to explain the 2016 Contracts for Cultural & Arts Services process. The workshops will focus on funding programs, eligibility criteria, funding priorities, and the application process. The workshops are open to the public. Workshop dates and times are subject to change. Space is limited and registration is required. For more workshop dates please visit our website. Through May 21. 912-651-6417. savannahga. gov/arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Clay Classes

Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578. Boating Classes

Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. Color Exploration & Beyond

Projects rooted in the lessons of color. From color relationships and mixing experiments to color creation. There are a million things to learn about color. Choose a two or four class session. Ages 8-12. First 10 students to sign up for the 4/25 class attend for free. $30.00 per class, includes materials Through May 7, 10-11:30 a.m. 912-388-1939. artlabsavannah@gmail. com.!classes-forkids/cbhe. ArtLab, 2417 Waters Ave. DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912443-0410. English as Second Language Classes

Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication

skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-897-3604. islandchristian. org. Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. Fany's Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. Figure Drawing Classes

Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@ Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-2324232 x115. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Learn to Sew

Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. Tuesdays.. 912-596-0889. Kleo's Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. Life Coaching

Group & individual life coaching with a Certified Life Coach. Plan for a career change, new lifestyle, or an opportunity to pursue creative or business projects. Stepby-step guidance to fulfill aspirations. In person or telephone sessions. Thursdays.. 912-596-1952. info@roiseandassociates. com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Music Instruction

Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over

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20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios. Fridays.. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-692-8055. New Horizons Adult Band Program

Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman's. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. New Mama's Club

A weekly Friday gathering of new moms and their babies. Practice baby & mom yoga, do a planned activity. Dream boards, affirmation writing, personalized aromatherapy and other projects. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-704-7650. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you've started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. Photography Classes

Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. Piano Lessons

Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. 912-660-7399.

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Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Sewing Classes Friday evening social event at the clubFor beginners or advanced sewers. Indus- house. Meet Members and their families try standard sewing courses designed to who all enjoy water based activities but meet standards in the garment industry. whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Acadevent is free and all are welcome, but emy. 1917 Bull St. Sundays.. 912-290-0072. Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look Singing Classes forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Bel Canto is a singing style which helps the Young's Marina, voice become flexible and expressive, im218 Wilmington Island Rd. proves vocal range and breathing capacity. Drop N Circle Craft Night Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. A foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays, 6 p.m.. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. A working gathering of knitters, crocheters, 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo. beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointcom. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West ers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Spanish Classes Tuesdays.. 912-233-1240. Spanish courses for professionals ofExchange Club of Savannah - Weekly Lunch Meets every Monday (except on the fifth fered by Conquistador Spanish Language Monday of the month), 12pm-1pm. Weekly Institute, LLC. Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro price $155 + textbook speaker, and honor a student of the month and year, police officer and fireman of the ($12.95). Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, year. Charities: Jenkins Boys & Girls Club; M.Ed. and native speaker. Meets in the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Keller Williams Realty meeting room, 329 Guest are welcome Mondays, 12-1 p.m.. Commercial Drive. Tuesdays.. conquista912-441-6559. Vocal Lessons Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding A group of voice instructors who believe Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs in the power of a nurturing community to A club focusing on weaving, spinning, help voice students blossom into vibrant basket making, knitting, crocheting, quiltartists. Each instructor holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance. Group classes ing, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island held once a month, plus an annual recital. Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month Varies Wednesdays.. 912-656-0760. The Voice Co-op, Downtown. (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Clubs & Organizations Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus Road GA. Sing in the harmonious barbershop style Freedom Network An international, leaderless network of with the Savannah Chorus of the Barberindividuals seeking more freedom in an shop Harmony Society. No charge Monunfree world. Meetings twice monthly, days, 6:30 p.m.. 912-344-9768. rfksav@ Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington affiliation, no dues, no fees. Every other Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Thursday.. Classses for multiple ages in performance Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to dance and adult fitness dance. African, sending area Korean War and WWII vetmodern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, erans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631- Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks con3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. tributions, and any veterans interested in Avegost LARP a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. Live action role playing group that exists in 912-596-1962. a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you're a non-player from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby's Tank House, character. $35 fee for returning characters. 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Buccaneer Region SCCA

Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver's license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion. org. Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice

Island MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, grades K-12. Mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. First and third Mondays. Childcare on request. A ministry of MOPS International. third Monday of every month.. 912-8984344. mops. org. Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-

11:30am. Wednesdays.. site/islandsmops. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-3086768. Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-2380514. Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe

Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

A local club for role-players, gamers, and fans from all over the sci-fi /fantasy universe. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Super King Buffet 10201 Abercorn St., Savannah at 7PM. third Tuesday of every month.. 912-308-2094. Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. Savannah Brewers' League

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. Prose--fiction and non fiction. Discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All are welcome. No charge. third Tuesday of every month.. 912-308-3208. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@ Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St.


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Savannah Veggies and Vegans

A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912748-7020. Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, join the Savannah Fencing Club; $5/month. Experienced fencers welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays.. 912-429-6918. Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club

Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com.

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Spies and Mysteries Book Club

A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

Spanish conversation table. Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month. 7:30pm to 9pm at Foxy Loxy, 1919 Bull street. All levels welcome. Free. Purchase beverages and snacks. second Thursday of every month.. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940.

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Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

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Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ Concerts

13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-3449768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Concert: Dr. Ralph Stanley

Legendary country artist Ralph Stanley will perform with family and friends featuring Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most popular brother acts in country music history, performing many of the songs in "O Brother Where Art Thou." $67 Fri., May 15, 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Concert: I Cantori Sings

I Cantori will present a lively concert of folk songs from the far corners of the round world. Songs from Greece, Israel, Ireland, Bosnia, Hungary, and France, just to name a few, will make for an enjoyable experience. $15 Sun., May 17, 3 p.m. and Mon., May 18, 7:30 p.m. 912-925-7866. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. Concert: Tony Monaco

Coastal Jazz Association presents organist Tony Monaco as part of their #SundayJazz concert series. $20 Sun., May 17, 5-7 p.m. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. Concert: Velvet Caravan and Savannah Voice Festival Soloists

Gypsy honky-tonk band Velvet Caravan joins popular artists from the Savannah Voice Festival for this concert, including some of Broadway's most beloved songs. Dessert reception to follow. Free Sun., May 17, 2 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The Love and Soul Experience

Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue.

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The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers present a free community singing event from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, May 16th at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. All are welcome to participate in America's original roots music. For more information dial 912-655-0994 or visit Sat., May 16, 1-4 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 30 Diamond Causeway. Shana Falana w/ Wet Socks, Blackrune, Grimsel

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shoegazing songwriter-on-the-rise Shana Falana for a set of big, spacey tunes at the shop. Supported by an impressive variety of locals including Wet Socks, Blackrune, and Grimsel! Donations Strongly Encouraged Sat., May 16, 5:30-9 p.m. (912) 335 8018. https:// Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 West 40th St.

with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ savannahballroomdancing. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginner's Belly Dance Classes

Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins Voice and Classical Guitar Recital welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912Allen Henderson, baritone, and Brian 596-0889. edgebelLuckett, guitar, perform this concert Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. featuring the music of John Rutter, Michael Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Fink, and Stephen Foster. Free Sun., May Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill 17, 3 p.m. Trinlevels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. ity United Methodist Church, 225 West Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 President St. E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. Dance Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, For those with little-to-no dance back6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ground. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@ Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Happenstance Bellydance Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern All levels and styles of bellydance weldance, barre fusion, barre core body sculpt, come. Classes every Monday, 5:30-6:30pm. Drop-ins welcome. $15/lesson Mondays, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. 9125:30 p.m.. (912) 704-2940. happenstance925-0903. Ballet happenstancebelSchool, 10010 Abercorn St. Argentine Tango Anahata Healing Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team the public. $3 per person. Wear closed Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin tap dance experience is necessary. Call Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. 0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Awaken with Chakradance™ Windsor Forest. A free-flowing, meditative dance, with Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in eclectic music selected to resonate with need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. each specific chakra, along with guided Donations of nonperishable food and imagery. No dance experience or chakras gently used or new clothing are welcomed. knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ p.m. 912-547-6449. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spantwo types of dance each month. Open to ish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 8726. salsa4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. Great Gatsby, 408 West 912.312.3549. Broughton Street. Dance Party Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memo- Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah rial Drive. Ballroom Series Group Class Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for A group ballroom dance class for begincouples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912ners through advanced. Rumba, Swing, 335-3335. Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Samba, Savannah and more. Singles or couples. $10.00 per Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Disco Hustle Dance Class person or $35 for 4 weeks (per person) Do the hustle! A New York style Disco HusWednesdays, 7-8 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile- tle group class taught by Jos'eh Marion, a professional ballroom dance instructor. Salon de Baile Dance Sundays at 5pm. Call for pricing. Sundays, Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class 5 p.m.. 843-290-6174. Trudancer@gmail. Group classes every Tuesday and Wednes- com. YMCA (Haberday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundasham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer mental steps, styling, and techniques. Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitWednesday's classes are more specific,

ness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the "Little Movers" class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-6526780. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson

Group dance lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesday: fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday: advanced elements. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ savannahballroomdancing. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin' Cloggers

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Wednesdays.. 912-704-2052. Kids/Youth Dance Class

Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ savannahballroomdancing. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast- Dance Fitness designed by Louis Van Amstel from DWTS

Created by world renowned dancer and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm8:30pm. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty

Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class

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7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Monthly Dance Parties

A dance party for students to put dance moves into action. Every 3rd Friday of the month, 8pm-10pm. Designed for practice of all of the moves learned in private lessons, group lessons, or for anyone who wants to come have fun. Free for private lesson students/ $5 for social dancers third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912.312.3549. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Monthly USA Ballroom Dance

Support your Ballroom Dance Club. Bring refreshments for the party. Lesson from 7-8 pm. Social dancing from 8-10 pm. $10 members $15 non-members third Saturday of every month, 7 p.m.. 912-224-7593. Moon River Dancers, 160 Whitemarsh Rd. Rhoyal Madness Dance-A-Thon - Fighting Childhood Obesity

Join us as we fight childhood obesity! Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Iota Sigma Chapter and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Tau Beta Sigma Chapter invites parents and youth, elementary to high school to the Rhoyal Madness DanceA-Thon. The event will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 2 pm - 5 pm at the West Broad Street YMCA. The event includes dancing, healthy snacks, prizes, entertainment and community resources from Amerigroup Community Care. The event is free and open to the public and strives to promote healthy living and wellness. Doors will open at 1 pm for registration. Free Sat., May 16, 1-5 p.m. 912-308-1392. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St.

rhythms of beach music and west coast swing. $12 drop in fee or $35 for 4 weeks Wednesdays, 7 p.m.. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Health

All Level Free Fitness Class

Ready to get your free workout on? Come workout in a supportive, encouraging fun environment. All Fitness Levels welcomed. Every Monday at 9:30am. FREE Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.. 912-544-6387. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong. edu. html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free Enrollment Help for Medicaid and PeachCare

Parents can find the help they need to renew or sign up their children (ages 0-19) on Medicaid or PeachCare. Enrollment Assisters will work with clients through

the process. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.. 912-356-2887. Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive (facing Sallie Mood Dr.). Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-6445217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People

Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph's/Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-9273432.

Know Your Water

What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. html. Labor and Delivery Tour

Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). Sun., May 17, 2:45-3:45 p.m. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph's Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. New Mama's Club

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Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. Salsa Night

Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it's cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. medi.tavern314@ Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way.

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Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-312-3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. West Coast Swing Class

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Fun new class with Ann Carroll. Time will be spent on a variety of engaging activities for mom and baby including some light yoga. $20 per mom or bring a friend and pay only $30 for you both. If you'd prefer to pay for multiple classes at once you can purchase 6-sessions for $95 to be used within 2 months of purchase. $20 Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800264-7154. Prepared Childbirth Class

This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Prepared Childbirth Saturday Session

This education and support group is for individuals with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Each month the group focuses on a specific topic related to these types of illnesses and on improving quality of life. To reserve your space, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912350-7845. Sat., May 16, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Protein and Health, The Real Story

Come join us and learn the major effect that eating the wrong protein, or eating the right protein, can have on all of us. earn how powerful the foods are that we put into our bodies. Food is often much more powerful than even prescription medications. You will learn the quick and easy tips for giving yourself the very best chance to ward off cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and excess weight. Tue., May 19, 6-7:45 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. LGBT

First City Network

Georgia's oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting MAY 13-MAY 19, 2015


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True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah

Local chapter of Georgia's largest gay

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Savannah Pride, Inc.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@ Stand Out Youth

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-6571966. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family

A children's therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3522611. Literary Events

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Deep Speaks

This is their moment. Twice a year, we release four new books featuring original, vivid, and fearless stories, poems, and plays written by our young authors—public middle school kids—in Deep’s Young Author Project. Each DeepKid votes for their favorite piece from the workshop, and the winners are invited to read their work in front of a live audience. Free and open to the public Mon., May 18, 6 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Seersucker Live: The Art School Episode II

Part literary reading, part talk show, part cocktail party. Hear new works from SCAD faculty, including James Lough, Beth Concepcion, Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, and Jonathan Rabb, as well as special guests Alexis Orgera and Laura Davenport. Free Wed., May 13, 6 p.m. Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation (SCAD), 439 East Broad Street.

Coffee with a Ranger

Start your morning right! Join Assistant Manager Kate Charron for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. Fri., May 15, 9 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project

Dolphin Project's Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/ grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. Gardening Session

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Knot Tying

Learn some handy knots for everyday use. Sundays, 3 p.m. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. National Kids to Parks Day

National Kids to Parks day will be filled with fun and learning for kids of all ages with colonial skills demonstrations to include some knot tying, fire building, musket drill and much more. Sat., May 16. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Ogeechee Riverbank Cleanup

Join us as we pick up trash along the banks of the Ogeechee River in the park. Our last cleanup filled nine large bags of trash in just two hours. Make a difference in the environment by removing trash that is harmful to the wildlife. No park pass fee or admission. Sat., May 16, 12-3 p.m. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd.

Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club) Recycling Program. Recycle empty carA book discussion group that meets the 4th tridges, cell phones, small electronics, lapTuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you've read tops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive this month and tell all about it. Treats to technology products and cash. Businesses share are always welcomed. Tea is promay also recycle items on behalf of EOA vided. Call for info. ongoing. 912-232-5488. for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 son St. See website, email or call for info. East Bay St. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@ Walk on the Wild Side Nature and Environment All About Feral Hogs A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail Learn all about this incredibly destrucwinds through maritime forest, freshwater tive invasive species and the efforts being wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live taken to reduce their booming population. native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10amWed., May 13, 3 p.m. 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. Diamond Cswy. 912-395-1500. oatlandBreakfast Time Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast leaping lizards, chomping turtles and A variety of programs each month includsnakes licking their chops. Sundays, 10 a.m. Ski- ing guided trips with naturalists. Canoe daway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation,

understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. Pets & Animals

An Evening of Belly Dancing

Join One Love Animal Rescue, Inc. for this evening of beautiful dancing and music. Featuring Karma Karmelita, Nicole Edge, Gigi, and more. All donations and proceeds will benefit the animals entrusted to One Love. All ages welcome. donations Sat., May 16, 7-9 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Low Cost Pet Clinic

TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at, and www. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. PetSmart Charities Weekend Adoption Event

Visit with local animal rescue groups at this Adopt-a-thon event. There is no charge to meet the adoptable pets. Adoption fees vary with each group. Sat., May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., May 17, 12-4 p.m. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. St. Almo's

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord." (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. Buddhist Meditation

Visit for location, schedule & events. Teacher: Un Shin Beach, Sensei. Newcomers and all lineages welcome. Children of all ages welcome. Suggested donation $10. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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Catholic Singles

A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. Center for Spiritual Living--Savannah

All are invited to this Science of Mind community. Recognizing the presence and power of God within, and believing that this presence is in everything in the universe, unifying all of life. Welcoming all on their spiritual pathway. Celebration: Sunday mornings. Location: Bonaventure Chapel, 2520 Bonaventure Road. Meditation at 10:30am Service at 11:00am Childcare available in the "Funday School" Sundays. Columba House

Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city's young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912228-9425. Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets.

2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail. com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2335354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Gratitude Circle in the Squares

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street.

Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:458:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. Healer's Circle

This is a call-to-action for all balanced Savannah energy practitioners of all modalities and styles, as well as those willing to learn and those wishing to be practiced on by a group of talented beings. The circle will be guided by group conscious and focus on developing energy work and skills as a team and unit. By donation Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m.. 912-231-3612. studiozhazhee. Studio ZhaZhee LLC, 125 W Duffy st. Maritime Bethel

"Sundays on Thursdays" worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-

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Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page "Savannah Church Plant." ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St.

Daily Meditation

Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 912-308-8286. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

Daily meditation is offered at Studio ZhaZhee. Each session is unique and designed to benefit those in attendance. Tea is served at 5:30am and 7:30pm. Please, come as You are. I look forward to sitting with You! By Donation Through June 3, 4:30-6:30, 8-9 a.m., 12:30-1 & 6:307:30 p.m. 912-231-3612. studiozhazhee@ Studio ZhaZhee LLC, 125 W Duffy st.

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Service of Compline

Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church

Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA "Saving a nation one soul at a time." ongoing. Sundays on Thursdays Worship Service

Thursdays. 912-826-0206. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Tapestry Church

A church for all people! We don't care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us continues on p. 42


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25 David Sedaris forte 26 Brand of console with joysticks and paddles 27 Irked 28 Bygone rechargeable bike brand 30 Shorter word list? 31 Hanging in there 32 Prominent 38 “Titanic” passenger class 39 Cup of legend 40 Swamp reptile 43 He can’t be whacked without a sit-down 46 Throw caution to the wind 49 Michael and Janet’s sister 50 Miss ___ (“Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” character) 52 Comes down heavy 54 “Lookit how cute!” sounds 55 Big Apple enforcement org. 56 Swiper tries to swipe from her 57 The next palindromic one won’t be until 2112 58 Catch a wave, brah 59 Like a goateed twin? 63 Secret Squirrel, e.g. MAY 13-MAY 19, 2015

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Mon., May 18, 7:05 p.m. Vs. Augusta. Two-for Tuesday. $8 Mon., May 18, 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices or professionals. Fine tune your mental game with guided imagery and visualization. 25 years experience. For more info call 912247-4903. ongoing. Online only, none.

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@ Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah

Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Sports & Games

Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. Grief 101 Support Group

Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Thirsty Thursday. $8 Thu., May 14, 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lexington. Facebook Flashback Friday. $8 Fri., May 15, 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lexington. Fireworks after the game. Sand Gnats players and coaches will be wearing special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off to fans and autographed on-field after the game. Proceeds support Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate. $8 Sat., May 16, 6:05 p.m. Vs. Lexington. Bring your dog to the game. Kids eat free and run the bases after the game. $8 Sun., May 17, 2:05 p.m. sandg42 Vs. Augusta. Dollar Monday. $8 MAY 13-MAY 19, 2015


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Ultimate Frisbee

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

Children's Grief Support Group

Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc.

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. ongoing. 912-927-8332. Connect for Kids

This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous

For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See For people who want or need to stop drink- website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572ing, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout 6108. unityofsathe Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Unity Church of Savannah, Check website for meeting days/times, or 2320 Sunset Blvd. call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. Eating Disorders Anonymous Free, volunteer-led support group for Alzheimer's Caregiver and Family Support recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating Group and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet For individuals caring for Alzheimer's group, nor for those who struggle solely and dementia family members. Second with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yaChurch, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Asbury Memorial United MethodThursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 ist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, For those with the disease, care partners, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 family and caregivers. Managing the disx143. Amputee Support Group ease, treatments and therapies, quality of Open to all who have had limbs amputated life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call and their families or caregivers. Call for for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research PavilBack Pain Support Group ion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Fibromyalgia Support Group Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone or see website for info. ongoing. 912-819is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie 6743. Candler Heart at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. For traumatic brain injury survivors and Georgia Scleroderma Support Group A group for people with scleroderma for their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the greater Savannah area and surroundthe gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at ing counties. Meets regularly. Call for day Memorial. ongoing. and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 Memorial Health West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Breast Cancer Survivors Group 414-3827. ongoing. Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Grief Support Groups Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call array of grief support groups and individual for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.prescounseling for children, teens and adults First Presbyterian Church, is available at no charge. Counseling is 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in SavanFor anyone living with, through or beyond nah, and appointments are also available a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoRichmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds org/GriefSupport. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meeting Ave. Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

This group is open to patients with cancers of the head or neck and their caregivers. Call or visit website for more information. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Heartbeats for Life

Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/ or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Leukemia, Lymphoma Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Narcotics Anonymous

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. Overeaters Anonymous

For people who are eating compulsively. If nothing else has worked, there is help. Savannah has 2 OA meetings a week: Wednesday 5:30pm First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue (at Paulsen Street) Friday 6:30pm Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. (off of Skidaway Rd.) Wednesdays, Fridays.. 912-844-4524. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912-358-7150. ongoing. meetings. Parents of Ill Children

Backus Children's Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. Backus Children's Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah-South Coast Parkinson's Support Group

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Support Group will meet the first Saturday of each month from 9am - 11am at South Coast Medical Group, 1326 Eisenhower Dr, Building 1. Contact James or Lou at 706413-3264 or email: admin@gaparkinsons. org for more information. Contact name: James Trussell Saturdays.. 706-413-3264. php?location=1. Southcoast Medical Group (Southside Savannah), 1326 Eisenhower Dr.

to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H.

First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-6347. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St.

Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes. org.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man

This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Rape Crisis Center

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-2337273. ongoing. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It's fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Spinal Injury Support Group

Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)

Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Teens With No One to Turn To

Trans* Support Group

Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free third Sunday of every month. 843368-4490. Call or Email for Location, Private for Confidentiality. Young Survival Coalition

Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Theatre

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Survivors of Suicide Support Group

A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free

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The danger of resisting a temptation too strenuously is that the temptation might depart. I suggest that you prevent that from happening. Without throwing yourself at the mercy of the temptation, see if you can coax it to stick around for a while longer. Why? In my view, it’s playing a useful role in your life. It’s motivating you to change some things that really do need to be changed. On the other hand, I’m not yet sure that it should become anything more than a temptation. It might serve you best that way, not as an object of your satisfied desire.


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April 20-May 20

My astrological colleagues discourage me from talking to you Bulls about financial matters. “Most Tauruses know ten times more about the mystery of money than you will ever know,” said one. “Their excellent instincts trump any tips you could offer.” Another astrologer concurred, noting, “The financial advice you give Tauruses will at best be redundant and at worst simplistic.” A third colleague summed it up: “Offering Tauruses guidance about money is like counseling Scorpios about sex.” So although I’m shy about providing recommendations, I will say this: The next five weeks will be a favorable time to set in motion the plans to GET RICHER QUICKER!


May 21-June 20

“Endings to be useful must be inconclusive,” wrote science fiction novelist Samuel R. Delany. I endorse that theory for your use in the coming weeks. Interweave it with this advice from playwright Sam Shepard: “The temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap. Why not be more honest with the moment? The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning.” In other words, Gemini, don’t be attached to neat finales and splashy climaxes. Consider the possibility that you can simply slip free of the complicated past and head toward the future without much fanfare.


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In mythic terms, you should be headed for the winner’s circle, which is inside the pleasure dome. The parade in your honor should follow the award ceremony, and let’s hope you will be on the lead float wearing a gold crown and holding a real magic wand while being sung to by a choir of people you love and who love you. If for any reason you are not experiencing some version of these metaphors, I urge you to find out why. Or better yet, get busy on planning a homecoming or graduation party or award ceremony for yourself. From an astrological perspective, you have a mandate to be recognized and appreciated for the gifts


July 23-Aug. 22

British Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley was a brilliant military commander. Renowned for his ability to beat larger armies, he also had great skill at minimizing loss of life among his own troops. His most famous triumph took place in 1815, when he led the forces that defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo. In the aftermath, the French tyrant lost his power and went into exile. What was the secret of Wellesley’s success? “Bonaparte’s plans were made in wire,” he said. “Mine were made in string.” In other words, Wellesley’s strategy was more flexible and adaptable. As circumstances changed, it could be rearranged with greater ease. That’s the approach I recommend for you in the coming days.


Aug. 23-Sept. 22

You may not be strong enough to take a shot at a daunting challenge that’s five levels beyond your previous best. But I think you are at least ready to try a tricky challenge that’s one level higher than where you have been operating. And that, in my opinion, is a more practical use of your courage. I think it would be a waste of your energy to get wrapped up in grandiose fantasies about impossible perfections. As long as you don’t overreach, you can accomplish small miracles.


Sept. 23-Oct. 22

I suspect you are about to experience some prime contenders for The Most Unusual Adventures of 2015. Are you thoroughly prepared? Of course not. There’s no way you can be totally ready to adapt to unpredictable wrinkles and change your mind at a moment’s notice. But that’s exactly what will make these experiments so fun. That’s why they will be effective in building up your resilience and willpower. For best results, apply your nighttime thinking to daytime activities, and vice versa. Spend minimal time on responsibilities that don’t teach you noble truths about your fellow madmen and madwomen. Now here’s my big question: How can you tap into the extra power you will need during your rite of passage?


Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Many modern astronomers are allergic to astrology, but from my perspective there is no inherent conflict between the two fields. Four of history’s greatest astronomers were practicing astrologers, after all: Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe, and Pierre Gassendi. One of my friends in college, a Scorpio woman named Martha Maiden, is a first-rate astrologer who got a degree in astronomy and became a top scientist at NASA. In the spirit of finding reconciliation between apparent opposites, I’m happy to say that you are now a virtual virtuoso in your ability to reconcile both apparent opposites and actual opposites. I

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Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Sagittarian Matt Stutzman competes in the sport of archery. He’s the world’s record holder for longest accurate shot, having hit a target 230 yards away. What makes his accomplishment so extraordinary is the fact that he was born without any arms. He holds each arrow in his mouth and grasps the bow with his right foot and the help of a chest harness. In the spirit of this armless archer, and in accordance with your current astrological omens, I invite you to initiate an attempt to triumph over one of your socalled disadvantages.


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Long before Lou Reed recorded the song “Walk on the Wild Side,” Nelson Algren wrote a novel titled *A Walk on the Wild Side.* It depicts the luxuriant depravity of New Orleans’ French Quarter in the 1930s. One of Algren’s most enduring bits of spiritual advice goes as follows: “Never, ever, no matter what else you do in your whole life, never sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own.” What do you think of that, Capricorn? Even if you don’t regard it as a universal rule that you should unfailingly obey, I suggest you observe it in the coming weeks. For the sake of your mental hygiene, be extra discerning about what influences you absorb -- not just in bed, but everywhere.


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

The cosmos has authorized you to be hungrier than usual. You may also feel free to respond to your enhanced hunger with an extra aggressive quest to be fed. Therefore: Be voracious! Risk being avid, ardent, and even agog. Fill yourself up with pudding, pleasure, praise, peace, perks, and privileges. Anything else you’d like to engorge? If some unenlightened person questions your right to claim the biggest piece and the sweetest taste and the best fuel, inform them that your astrologer says you have ultimate permission.


Feb. 19-March 20

Is there an interesting ally whose path rarely crosses yours? Do you draw inspiration from a like-minded dynamo who is not fully available? Has fate kept you and a friend from getting as close as you would wish? According to my reading of the astrological omens, relationships like these could become more substantial in the coming weeks. The dream of a more robust connection could ripen into an opportunity to actually collaborate. So be alert for the openings, and be prepared to do what’s necessary to go deeper.

7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 6 & 9 p.m.. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. 25.00 Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m.. 843-815-5581. May River Theatre, 20 Bridge St - Ulmer Auditorium. Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

Winner: 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play. This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self­ styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. call for times and pricing. Through May 16 and Sun., May 17. 912-232-0018. collectiveface. org. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Theatre: Hello Dolly!

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church presents its spring musical. Free and open to the public Fri., May 15, 7 p.m. and Sun., May 17, 1 p.m. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W 31st St. Theatre: Ragtime

Based on the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three different groups- African Americans, upper class WASPS, and Eastern European immigrants – whose paths intersect as they all attempt to build successful lives in early 20th century America. Ragtime includes cameo portraits of many famous people of the time, including J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford, and Harry Houdini. Presented by Savannah College of Art and Design. $25 May 14-16, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 17, 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Theatre: The Story of Humans and Their Fundamental Needs

The students and faculty at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy are proud to present this musical, a living timeline based on the Montessori great lesson of the same name that describes the fundamental needs of all humans. The musical features many lively songs and skits all written by the students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Charles Ellis. A rain date of May 14th at 6:30 is planned in the event of bad weather. Tickets will be sold in the Ellis Media Center starting Monday, May 5th. $5 Wed., May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-201-5470. trent. https://facebook. com/events/1628805104009687/. ellispta. com. Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, 220 E 49th Street. Volunteers

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for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-351-2061. Elizabeth.brown@ Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Docents and Volunteers Needed at Flannery O'Connor House

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Dolphin Project Seeks Volunteers

Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-232-6572. Good Samaritan Health Clinic

St. Joseph's/Candler's Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-9644326. Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties

Island Hospice, THA Group's nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-8424463. thagroup. org. Live Oak Public Libraries

Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-652-3661. Medical Professional Volunteers Needed

St. Joseph's/Candler's St. Mary's Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph's/Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 Drayton St.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Pre-School Volunteers Needed

Cancer Sucks and WTF?!! By Your Pal Erin

Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or comDear Erin, munity residents to help 3 & 4 year olds Last week a buddy of with language development skills. Mon.Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. mine died in his sleep. He’s 912-447-0578. St. the fifth person to pass Mary's Community Center and Health Cenin less than two years. ter, 812 W 36th St. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123. Ronald McDonald House

It seems like every time I go on Facebook, people are posting RIPs for their friends, their siblings… even their kids. Either that, or they’re holding some Cancer Sucks fundraiser for lifesaving treatment they can’t afford. All this death has me feeling old as dirt. WTF, man? WTF?!!

Help in the "home away from home" for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. I AM so sorry for your losses, WTF?!! Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. What I have to say might require a leap Ronald McDonald of faith and is based on the teachings of House, 4710 Waters Avenue. Specialized Foster Care Services

Lutheran Services of Georgia provides Specialized Foster Care services for children in the custody of DFACS and Department of Juvenile Justice. We specialize in placing children that are special needs including (a) sibling groups, (b) teens, (c) children with physical, mental, developmental and behavioral disabilities, (d) commercially sexually exploited children. We look for the best home to match the children’s needs. Lutheran Services seeks to provide the best support for the child and the foster family. LSG Foster families have been evaluated to ensure that children in care will be provide a safe and nurturing home that can provide care and attention to children’s medical, emotional, educational and social needs. ongoing. (912)228-7873. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-484-3200.

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my own spiritual mentor, Jay Thorpe, who passed away in 2003. If his insights resonate with your belief system, fantastic; if not, please know that I gave you my best, most honest answer to your question. According to Jay, something called The Golden Ray emerged from the cosmos in the year 2000 and its energies have been affecting our planet ever since. The purpose of The Golden Ray is to clear the Earth of fear, war and greed in order to create a harmonious new planet of peace and love… kind of a Mashable of Heaven and Earth. To put Jay’s teachings in a biblical context, the Second Coming of Jesus is not in the form of an actual human being, but in this Golden Ray energy that Jay also called “Christ Consciousness.” Christ Consciousness has a very high, light vibration and a rapid frequency that’s similar to the flapping wings of a humming bird. Earth’s energies, by contrast, are very low, slow and heavy, like the wings of a WWII bomber. As human beings, we are well accustomed to Earth’s native frequency, so The Golden Ray’s emergence has created quite a jolt, in both our physical and spiritual wellbeing. According to Jay, The Golden Ray’s frequency has gotten a little higher and faster with each passing year, kind of like the raising of an octave on a musical scale. As a result of this ongoing change in frequency, human beings are experiencing a shift in

spiritual consciousness —both individually and collectively—called Ascension. The Ascension process can be accompanied by a whole host of physical symptoms. Some of the most commonly reported include: nausea, dizziness and pain; insomnia or waking up in the middle of the night and staying awake for hours; inexplicable rage, tears or emotional sensitivity; excessive —sometimes uncharacteristic—drug and alcohol use; suicidal feelings. Jay explained that when the Ascension process becomes too physically or emotionally overwhelming, some of us might find death to be the path of least resistance. Michael Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams are three notable, unexpected passings that could possibly be attributed to the Ascension process. Jay also said that some of us who have more easily endured the Ascension process might cross over to spirit side in order help our friends and loved ones who are having difficulty acclimating to the Earth’s new energy. I like to think that Jay falls into this category. I realize that this a lot of information to take in and it’s probably not at all what you expected, but my best, most honest answer is that your friends are passing away either because they want to help others adapt to the arrival of Christ Consciousness, or because they were in too much emotional or physical pain to adapt to it themselves. Please know that I feel for you, kiddo, and am sending you lots of love and positive thoughts. Be in touch with additional questions anytime. I’m always glad to help. Your pal, Erin The Ghost Dog Diaries is a weekly advice column, inspired by the late PJ Cuddlesworth. Three hours after PJ’s passing, Erin held an Irish Wake in her honor. That’s when her name appeared in her beer. (Misspelled, of course. Ghost Dogs aren’t equipped with Autocorrect.) Erin and PJ have been giving psychic readings and helping people connect with their loved ones who have passed ever since. Got a question about life after death and other phenomena? Give us a shout at psychicyourpalerin@ Although we don’t give psychic readings in this column, you can learn more about private consultations at

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