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Looking ahead @ River Street Oktoberfest. Oct. 5–7. @ Suddenly Last Summer. The Collective Face. Oct. 5–20. @ Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Oct. 5 and 6. Vince Neil concert Oct. 6. @ No Control Festival. Oct. 6. Southern Pine Co. @ Film screening: Rebel Without a Cause. Oct. 6. Trustees Theater. @ Picnic in the Park. Oct. 7. Forsyth Park. @ Savannah Greek Festival. Oct. 11–13. @ Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Oct. 11. Telfair Academy. @ Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 12–14. @ Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Louis C.K. Oct. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Ingrid Michaelson. Oct. 18. Trustees Theatre. @ SCAD: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Oct. 18–21. @ AASU Masquers: The Weird. Oct. 18–21. @ Savannah Philharmonic. Oct. 19. Lucas Theatre. @ The Rocky Horror Show. Bay Street Theatre. Oct. 19–31. @ Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Oct. 19–22. Gin Blossoms concert. Richmond Hill. @ Film screening: Clue. Oct. 20. Lucas Theatre. @ Dracula. Columbia City Ballet. Oct. 20. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Graveface Fest. Oct. 27. Southern Pine Co. @ Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 27–Nov. 3. @ Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival. Oct. 28. Forsyth Park. @ SCAD: 44 Plays For 44 Presidents. Nov. 1–4. @ AASU Masquers: Macbeth. Nov. 1–11. @ Tybee Beach Brew Fest. Nov. 2 and 3. @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Nov. 3. @ Geekend. Nov. 8–10. @ Needtobreathe. Nov. 8. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Asbury Memorial Theatre: God’s Favorite. Nov. 9–18. @ Film screening: The Shining. Nov. 10. Trustees Theater. @ Jake Owen. Nov. 10. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Children’s Book Festival. Nov. 10. Forsyth Park. @ Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and soloists: Opera: Carmina Burana, Peer Gynt and others. Nov. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Nutcracker. Columbia City Ballet. Nov. 24. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ AASU Masquers: Dramarama. Nov. 23–Dec. 2. @ The Collective Face: Salome. Nov. 30–Dec. 9.

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Friday Dreadful Pestilence! Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

What: Savannah’s gruesome history comes to life every Friday and Saturday in October. Performances at 7:30pm and 8:45pm. Reservations recommended. When: Fri. Oct. 5, Sat. Oct. 6 Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St Cost: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children Info: 912-236-8097.




Chatham County DA Forum

Invited speakers are incumbent Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm and challenger Meg Daily Heap. WSAV-TV news anchors Tina Tyus-Shaw and Russ Riesinger will moderate. When: Wed. Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St Cost: Free and open to the public. What:

Film: It! The Terror from Beyond Outer Space (1958, USA) What: Rescheduled from June, a low

budget Black & White space monster movie that’s truly old school, complete with cigarette smoking astronauts.. When: Wed. Oct. 3, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6


Thursday Tybee Pirate Fest Buccaneer Ball

What: The kick-off to the 8th annual Pirate Festival. Costume contests, grub and grog, plus the coronation of this year’s King and Queen at 7:30pm. When: Thu. Oct. 04, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island Cost: $25/Advance. $30/Door. Info: 912-786-9857. http://thecrabshack. com/buccaneerball/

Lecture: Ways of the Sea

What: First Thursday Lecture Series at Savannah Canoe and Kayak presents a talk and book signing by Taylor Schoettle, Marine Education Specialist. When: Thu. Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Savannah Canoe and Kayak, 414 Bonaventure Rd. Cost: Free admission. Books avail. for purchase. Info: 912-341-9502.

A shot from a Picnic in the Park past

Picnic in the Park When: Sun. Oct. 7,

2 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Where: Forsyth Park Bandshell, Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-651-6417 x.2845.

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What: Fairy tales will come true in this

Savannah outdoor tradition. This year it’s a showcase of singing, dance, puppetry and string orchestra. A “Pawrade” pet costume contest kicks it off at 2pm. Picnics register for competition at 3pm, with judging at 5pm.

What: “A Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Chicken Dancing heck of a Oompah good time...” on Savannah’s River Street. When: Fri. Oct. 5, Sat. Oct. 6 Where: Rousakis Plaza, River St Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Junior League Thrift Sale

What: Shop til you drop in this arena full of gently-used (or not so gently-used) treasures. Proceeds support the Junior League’s grants to local charities. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat. Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Cost: $5 on Friday, $3 on Saturday.

Free Advice Friday

What: Local people with expertise in professional and creative fields will be ready, willing, and (hopefully) able to answer any question. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Where: Creative Coast, 15 W York Street, Cost: Free

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Rivers Rock! Ogeechee River Revival

What: Live southern rock by Swamp Cabbage. Moon River’s special craft beers, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Silent auction & raffle, to benefit the Ogeechee Riverkeepers. When: Thu. Oct. 4, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Moon River Brewing Company, 21 West Bay St Cost: $35/Advance. $45/Door. Info:

What: Eric Culberson Band opens on the Main Stage. Performances on the Shipwreck Stage, the Mugs of Mutiny Tavern stage, and children’s activities including Angela Beasley’s Puppet People at Little Matey’s Cove. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: South Beach Parking Lot, Tybrisa Street, Tybee Island Cost: $10/Gen. $22/Weekend. Kids free. Info:

Art March

What: A night of art galleries along the Bull Street corridor, from Forsyth to Victory and including the Starland Arts District. Participating businesses host

Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band-In Concert

What: Rockin’ fun with the Nickelodeon TV stars for you and your kids. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $29-$39 or VIP $119 Info:

Barbershop Quartet: “Witness for the Defense”

What: 13th Colony Sound, Savannah Barbershop Chapter, presents a musical comedy show. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Cost: $20 Info: 912-525-5050.

First Friday for Folk Music with J.L. McGee and Bill DeYoung

What: JL “John and Lalla” McGee a husband/wife folk music duo fro open for Savannah’s Renaissance man singer/songwriter/guitarist (and Connect Savannah Music Edi-

tor) Bill DeYoung. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free ($2 donation optional) Info: 912-898-1876.


When: Sat. Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: $12 or $40 for four. Info:


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and SXSW award-winning film “Sleepwalk With Me” will appear for two brief sessions. Times: 8:45pm (following 7:00 showtime) and 9:15pm (before 9:35 showtime) When: Sat. Oct. 6 Where: Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square 6, 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Cost: Free with Film Admission Info:

Theatre: Suddenly Last Summer

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What: Savannah Comedy Revue’s monthly showcase. When: Fri. Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theater (upstairs at Club One), 1 Jefferson Street, Cost: $9 Info: 314-503-9005. What: Collective Face Theatre

Ensemble presents Tennessee Willliams’ southern gothic masterpiece. “A rich rumination on Southern traditions, morals and the importance of keeping up appearances.” When: Fri. Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 06, 3 p.m., Sat. Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road, Cost: $15/Gen. Adm. $12/Seniors & Stdts. Info: 912-232-0018. musesavannah. org/

What: Neil appears at 9:30pm. Cherry Bombs open at 7pm. Little Matey’s Cove open 10am-7pm. Live music and performances all day. 6pm Adult Costume Contest. When: Sat. Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Where: South Beach Parking Lot, Tybrisa Street, Tybee Island Cost: $12/Gen. Adm. $15/after 5pm. Kids free. Info:

Melvin Dean: Steel Drum Clinic

What: Locally grown fruits, veggies, baked goods and more. When: Sat. Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Cost: Free to hang out and visit.

What: No prior experience required. Lunch included. Limited seating. When: Sat. Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Where: Rody’s Music, 7700 Abercorn Cost: $25 Info: 912-354-5398.

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What: Lowcountry Downs Syndrome Society fundraising walk and family festival. One-Mile Walk at 10am wiith Paula Deen. Festival follows, until 2pm.Registration includes T-Shirt, Lunch and admission to the festival.

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Tybee Pirate Festival Parade What: Your favorite local pirates

parade down Tybee’s Butler Avenue from the Sugar Shack to the South Beach area. When: Sat. Oct. 6, 3 p.m. Where: Butler Avenue , Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Film: Rebel Without A Cause (1955, USA)

What: SCAD Cinema Circle Film Series presents classic starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. When: Sat. Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton Cost: $8 Info:


Sunday Film: Compliance (2012, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society’s Movies Savannah Missed series continues with this disturbing drama based on true events. Controversial film that premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. Screens at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. When: Sun. Oct. 7 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info:

Botanical Garden: Reinhard House 20th Anniversary Party

What: Celebrate 20th anniversary of Reinhard House relocation from Wheaton Street to Botanical Garden on Eisenhower. Historic farmhouse was built in 1840 and was moved in 1992 to prevent demolition with construction of Truman Parkway. When: Sun. Oct. 7, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Botanical Garden, 1388 Eisenhower Drive, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:


Monday Odd Lot Improv Comedy Troupe What: Yet another Monday night of

impromptu theatre. Watch or participate. When: Mon. Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $5 or what you can pay. Info:


Tuesday Battlefield Memorial March

What: From Visitor’s Center Parking Lot to Battlefield Memorial Park, commemorating Battle of Savannah in 1779. Memorial dedication, wreath laying, and 21 gun salute. Hosted by Coastal Heritage Society. When: Tue. Oct. 9, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Where: Visitor’s Center Parking Lot, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Political Forum with Candidates for County Commission Chair

What: A moderated forum with Eddie DeLoach and Al Scott, candidates for Chatham County Commission Chairman. Hosted by Downtown Neighborhood Assn. When: Tue. Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah History Museum, 303 M.L.King, Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Author: Dr. Mark Murphy

What: Local writer and physician is the author of The Shadow Man, a mystery set in Savannah. When: Tue. Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Where: Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center Cost: Free and open to the public

Tongue Open Mic Night

What: A poetry and music open mic with emphasis on sharing four minutes of new work. Sign up at 7:30. When: Tue. Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public.


Wednesday Film: Encounter w/ Simone Weil

What: Southern Circuit Film Series presents this bio-documentary about French philosopher and activist. Tickets include a Q&A and a reception with the filmmaker. When: Wed. Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St Cost: $8 Info:

Film: The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975, Italy)

What: Mixture of crime action and slapstick comedy from director Sergio Martino. When: Wed. Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info:

New Edna, new era?

I say this not because I have any particular inside info — most of the worst dirt is already public knowledge, specifically the total meltdown of the completely nonfunctional City purchasing department. I say this because things have spiralled so downward so fast that one of two people simply must lose their job at this point: Small-Toney or Mayor Edna Jackson. Savannah finds itself in an old-fashioned constitutional crisis, and clearly one of these ladies has got to exit for this local Watergate movie to end. That can only be Small-Toney. Or so it would seem as of this writing, anyway. After being part of the original group which lobbied hard for Small-Toney’s hiring, and after showing months of Job-like patience with Small-Toney’s diva hijinks and bull-in-a-china-shop management technique, apparently even the genteel Jackson has had enough. The purchasing fiasco is the major driver, considering the City’s credit rating — and hence the ability to reliably deliver pork into the ol’ pork barrel — depends on that department’s smooth, or at least minimally competent, operation. And the barrage of embarrassing and negative headlines has to got to strike fear into even the most safely gerrymandered alderman’s heart. But just like in the movies, at some point these things always get personal. I have to wonder if Mayor Jackson has ever channel-surfed and hit the Comcast city government channel. For the last year or so, good ol’ Channel 8 — which overall does a really professional job — has aired a constant stream of programming glorifying

Small-Toney, presumably at her direction. Softball interview after softball interview, segment after segment. Small-Toney has her own TV channel! I’m not suggesting Mayor Jackson is a petty person; far from it. I’m saying I’d be mad too if I worked my butt off to get elected mayor and then I turn on my TV to see the city manager’s face on the screen acting as if she’s the mayor and not me. It would get under anyone’s skin. It gets under my skin and I’m not even mayor of my own house! Firing Small-Toney is the ultimate nobrainer. But as always in Savannah, it’s not that easy. The truth is that Mayor Jackson is taking an enormous political risk, and that cannot be stressed enough. A vocal portion of the black electorate which voted for her as the first African American female mayor and strongly supported hiring our first African American city manager has let it be known they’re very upset with her push to fire SmallToney. These activists, who never let any local issue not be racial, have returned to the same incendiary tactics they used when they first entered the city manager debate. During the infamous 2011 town hall meeting held by former Mayor Otis Johnson, they poured salt in every open racial wound from the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras and rubbed them raw with stick-it-toThe-Man rhetoric straight out of the ‘60s. It was depressing and surreal, as if the last half century never happened, as if there isn’t an African American in the White House, as if all the gains were for nothing. Only this time, “The Man” is — Edna Jackson?! twitter: @ConnectSavannah Administrative

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As I write this column it appears — despite whatever incendiary opinions we may hear in the “public comment period” a few hours before — that Rochelle Small-Toney will be terminated as city manager at this week’s City Council meeting, if not prior to that due to some late-breaking development.

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Yes, it’s come to this: The same people who played the race card in lobbying for Small-Toney’s hiring are now accusing a black woman of being racist against black people and sexist against women! I can think of a few things more absurd than that, but not many. Now, I’ve been assured by people who’ve studied the latest grad school theories on institutional racism that it’s entirely possible for a black woman to hate black people and women. I submit that such a theory, however useful in a thesis paper, distorts racism and sexism to the point of meaninglessness. (This is apparently the claptrap the youth of America are being taught in exchange for their exorbitant college tuitions. No wonder the rest of the world is passing us by.) Back here in reality, 99 percent of people — including the vast majority of African Americans — would say that accusing Edna Jackson of racism against African Americans is nothing more than vile character assassination. Hopefully her accusers’ latest desperate, mean-spirited grasp at relevance will be their last on the local scene. Still, necessary and inevitable though it is, Small-Toney’s firing is only the first step. Cleaning up her mess and compensating for the huge loss of institutional knowledge caused by her own firing of so many longtime employees will take years — certainly every bit of the rest of Mayor Jackson’s first term in office. While the mayor finds herself in a bed partially of her own making, it’s too late for Monday morning quarterbacking. What the mayor needs now is our support. She needs to know that the voters have her back during this time of crisis. It’s time for all the people who’ve bitched and moaned about Small-Toney all this time — guilty as charged, right here! — to get off the sidelines and be active stakeholders in the search for the next city manager. We owe this to the mayor we elected to serve on our behalf, who is now taking an enormous political risk on our behalf. Most of all, we owe it to ourselves. cs

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Every birthday, I renew my contract with life with an action that makes me a shade uncomfortable, like cutting off my hair or say, skinny–dipping in a public fountain. Any therapist will tell you stepping outside your comfort zone once in a while is a fine idea, right? Stretching your boundaries builds confidence! they say. Life is nothing without a little risk! However, when that small step lands you neck–deep in a pit surrounded by Scripture with mud shoved up in places no doctor has ever examined, you may have gone too far. When my friend Brett Ratner posted on Facebook that he had an extra ticket to Saturday’s Big Nasty Mud Run, the 4.1 miles of filth and obstacles sounded like an excellent way to bring in year 41. Nevermind that what I call “running” might be mistaken for “lumbering” or

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“galumphing.” Or that my pre–race dinner consisted of four pieces of fried chicken so I could cast my vote in the Chickenov finals, held during Friday’s Savannah Jazz Festival jams. (Out of over 70 votes, Sisters of the New South took the Chickenov crown for the best fried around, followed closely by former champion

Ms. Iretha Duncan of the United House of Prayer for All People.) I also discovered that evening that the mud run is organized by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As I am neither a Christian nor an athlete, the only place further out of my comfort orbit is the moon. Not that I have a thing against FCA’s mission of esteem–building through endurance sports (though it must be noted that its website heralds a definitive anti–gay stance.) This was the second mud run FCA has hosted this year at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale, and it sold out once again with almost 1700 people running the course in more than a dozen waves. Several secular charities benefitted from the entry fees, including the Ronald McDonald House and The Savannah Harbor Foundation. Still, the short but hardcore sermon given by a guy with a whistle was kind of a surprise as my running partner and I hunkered down at the starting line, me in my lucky Jewish Mother shirt and Brett with his emergency eye–wiping gear stored in a Ziploc bag, two hand towels emblazoned with “Happy Chanukah!” Maybe it was a blessing, because then we were off, two Jews galloping through the forest like we were being chased by the Nazis in Defiance. After the first plunge through a sucking trough that claimed several participants’ shoes, the backdrop quickly turned into the set of Deliverance as the woods opened up into swamp. From there we climbed over fences, through drainage pipes, under railroad ties and down slick dirt slides, grit caking our faces. We followed the arrows and signs bearing inspirational Bible verses. Every time I started to slow down, Brett would motivate me with “Hurry up! They’re releasing the German shepherds!” We sloshed our way through a half dozen sludge abysses, each a more disgusting variation than

hear about insurance deductibles, but there at the top of that muddy wall with rivulets of brown sweat running into my eyes, an infusion of energy swept over me. I could do this, and I would. I swung my leg over the wall and shinnied down, jumping past the last three rungs. Brett and I crashed on, passing several people in our wave. “What does ‘yenta’ mean?” called out an FCA volunteer sitting on top of the next hill as he saw my shirt. “It’s Yiddish for ‘ninja!’” I yelled back as we skittered past. After scaling a slick rope wall that had my poor husband covering his eyes for fear of seeing me tumble to the ground, we slogged our way through the home stretch: A vat of the smelliest, stickiest mud yet. “Just pretend it’s chocolate mousse,” counseled someone cheerfully. Thank you, that’s one less dessert that I will ever need to eat again. Brett and I slapped a sloppy high–five as we crossed the finish line, stoked to have finished in a respectable hour and 18 minutes. My husband checked me over, equally delighted to see that I had miraculously made it without needing surgery, though he insisted on slathering my scraped knees in Neosporin to stave off any staph infections. We laughed the whole way home that we had outrun an imaginary SS, steeping in our own filth and the irony that any of us have comfort zones at all—that life is so full and safe that we have to make it a little bit dangerous to remind ourselves how lucky we are. Though maybe next year I’ll just stick with Karaoke. cs

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the last: Black mud. Thick Georgia red clay. A green pond filled hairy slime surrounded by thorns. A long ditch filled with a frothy soup of what smelled like chemical fertilizer runoff and cow diarrhea. It wasn’t until I froze up on the top of a 30–foot wooden wall, unable to let go of a telephone pole that I concluded that this might have been one of my poorer Bucket List bullet points. It’s one thing to spice up one’s routine with a little adventure; falling to your death with muck in your ear canal is another altogether. Brett had made it up and over in seconds and was pacing the bottom. “You can do this!” he cheered. Trying to help with a little gallows humor, he painted on a little mud Hitler moustache. “You cannot stop! It is verboten!” My husband, an exercise physiologist who has seen me through a knee replacement, hip surgery and an anatomical salad of pulled muscles and torn ligaments, had warned me that I may have overestimated myself this time. At first he wanted no part of my big nasty birthday self–double dare, but then he reluctantly agreed to chauffeur, grumbling “Well, someone is going to have to drive you to the emergency room.” Up there on the pole, I was scared. This was hard. But isn’t that the point? Isn’t it why we challenge ourselves no matter how old we get, why people skydive and enter triathlons after 40, why all you crazies are running the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon next month? Because only through true risk can we prove we’re still alive? Maybe it was the atmosphere of faith, maybe it was not wanting to

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State adopts new approach to transportation by John Bennett |

In Atlanta recently, a government board you may have never heard of made a decision that will impact all Georgians. Members of the State Transportation Board, a 13– member panel that oversees the Georgia Department of Transportation, voted unanimously to adopt a “Complete Streets” policy. The policy requires transportation planners to consider everyone, not just those driving cars, when designing or modifying roadways. A PowerPoint slide presented at the board meeting by GDOT’s Chief Engineer Gerald Ross describes the method and motive of Complete Streets: “Supporting the advancement of accessibility for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit modes of transportation ... with the goal of reducing congestion, improving mobility, and enhancing quality of life for all users.” Brent Buice, executive director of Georgia Bikes, wrote on the advocacy organization’s blog that, “The adoption of this policy is an important first step to seeing real improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety in Georgia.” It also represents a significant broadening of focus for GDOT, which many charge has too often treated roads like pipes: conduits for moving

as many cars as possible, as quickly as possible. When street or roadway became clogged with too many cars, the solution was to widen it. Having lived on a street that routinely flooded before the first phase of the Casey Canal Drainage Improvement Project replaced narrow 1920s vintage storm sewer pipes with box culverts, I can confirm bigger pipes move more water more quickly. Bu taking a plumber’s approach to transportation planning can have disastrous effects on safety and quality of life, and is often self–defeating. During construction of the drainage project, the street in front of my house was a noisy excavation site and the only way I could reach my home was through the backyard. But once the project was completed, the sidewalks replaced and the street repaved, I rarely thought about those underground culverts again. I certainly never worry about the drainage

improvements costing me my life. On the other hand, designing roads to maximize motor vehicle speed and carrying capacity, makes them inhospitable and often deadly to pedestrians, cyclists and even to people who are simply waiting to catch the bus. When streets are widened or corners of intersections rounded off to allow motorists to make right turns at higher speeds, they are often described in transportation engineer speak as “improvements,” but are exactly the opposite for people who walk, ride bikes or live nearby. Roads intended solely to convey masses of cars have negative effects all along their routes. Neighborhoods are torn in two or destroyed altogether. The great folly in these attempts to move more cars by widening roads is that they often exacerbate the problems they were intended to solve. The bigger drainage pipes under my street haven’t caused more rain, but widened roads can induce traffic by attracting more drivers. I hesitate to use the oft repeated and now thoroughly clich movie line, but it is so relevant I cannot resist. “If you build it, they will come,” certainly applies to road widening. Extra lanes are quickly filled by extra cars, as if by magic.

The good news is this magic also applies to bike lanes and sidewalks. That’s why GDOT’s Ross appropriately listed congestion reduction among benefits of Complete Streets. Roadways that safely accommodate all users, invite people to leave their cars at home (some will even get rid of their cars) and go on foot or by bike, thus reducing congestion. In this way, improved access for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders does not come at the expense of motorists. What’s more, Complete Streets offer improved safety for all, including drivers and passengers. With each year, more of us will need Complete Streets. Aging drivers who will surrender their car keys and an increasing number of young people who aren’t interested in getting behind the wheel in the first place will be ill-served by bigger, faster roads. Finally, it’s important to note that the Complete Streets policy only applies to roadways under GDOT control. While there are many in Savannah, including urban thoroughfares such as Victory Drive, what’s needed are Complete Streets policies at the local government level. cs John Bennett is Vice chairman of the savannah bicycle campaign.

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They had a place to express themselves at the 11 a.m. worship at Greater Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church on May Street. The patriarchs in their Sunday best and matriarchs in white from head to toe sat in the front rows. The rest of the pews were filled with spirited singers of all ages. They didn’t hesitate to gather around the altar to pray for personal victories on health, family, and financial issues. Like some 300 houses of worship across Chatham County, this service progressed into another type of forum: Voter Registration Sunday, when the people of the church and issues of the state intersect. A clerk was called to to make weekly announcements about upcoming Bible studies, prayer meetings and rehearsals. But they also asked someone to deliver the clarion call: “Register to Vote.’’ “It’s time to get fired up,” Israel Small, a member of the Savannah Branch of the NAACP told the congregation. “This is probably one of the most important elections we have ever had.” Small delivered a laundry list of what potential voters needed to do to get ready: Register to vote; get a state ID card if you don’t have a driver’s license; vote by absentee if a senior citizen, a member of the military; or out–of–town student; register if you’ve completed probation or parole in the criminal justice system. That registration drive was launched during a community partnership announced earlier this month by Richard Shinhoster, first vice president of the Savannah NAACP and Constance Cooper, president of the Savannah chapter of The Links, Inc. Those groups recruited some 15 civic and fraternal organizations to boost

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registration rolls in Chatham County. Then the Rev. Bernard Clarke of Greater Gaines Chapel took the microphone and made a fiery appeal. “I know people don’t like for us to talk about politics in church but the crucifixion was politics,’’ Clarke said. ”Let’s make sure we are voting. Ask yourself what would Jesus do? And, I’m going to make a bold statement and say Jesus would be voting for Barack Obama. He’s trying to help people who don’t have any money.’’ Asked why the group targets minorities and African–American churches in particular, Shinhoster says those groups represent more than 50 percent of the residents in Savannah. They are often disenfranchised and don’t always receive all the necessary information in time to take action before the general election. Cooper says, “We aren’t telling people who to vote for. We want to educate them about how to be better educated about the process.’’ A database established by the NAACP identified some 37,000 potential unregistered voters in Chatham County, Shinhoster says the Savannah chapter decided to register at least 3,000 of them and so far 1,500 new people have been registered. The deadline to register is Oct. 9. Shirley James, an organizer of the project and the publisher of The Savannah Tribune, also launched an email campaign asking for volunteers to assemble documents needed for the canvass, such as absentee ballots. Days later, a group of professional women — many retired and others who took time away at their lunch breaks — gathered around a conference table in a back office at NAACP headquarters on MLK Jr. Blvd. They were surprisingly quiet and outsiders who entered the room were hushed.

“We’re counting,” said Shevon Carr, a community volunteer. In the assembly line, the women counted out 10 forms explaining the acceptable types of state issued ID cards at the polls; 10 absentee ballots for students and members of the military; 10 voter registration forms for new voters; and 10 copies of the rules they’d need to consider during the voter registration drive. Those packets were placed into clear plastic bags and distributed to churches, nursing homes and NAACP chapters at Savannah State University and Armstrong Atlantic State University. If citizens don’t have rides to the registration office on Eisenhower Drive, Shinhoster says, NAACP members will “gladly to carry them. Call our office at (912) 233–4161.” The groups are also targeting potential voters such as Uzomah Ewo and Arthur Polote. Ewo, 18, an incoming freshman at Savannah State University, had planned to register before she left home in metro Atlanta. But, as the deadline approached, she decided to register in Chatham County. “It was easy,’’ says Ewo, after she presented her state issued student ID card to Chatham County officials and completed the form. Polote, on the other hand, says he’s had recent troubles with the law and he won’t be allowed to register because his probation doesn’t expire until November. “I wanted to register but I can’t,’’ he says. According to state law, ex–felons must complete terms of their probation or parole before re–instating their right to vote. Students who attend state universities can use student ID cards when they register to vote for the first time. At the voter registration office on Eisenhower Drive, Sandra Williams, director of voter registration of Chatham County, says “We’ve had people come in all year.’’ She hasn’t seen any long times since the start of the recent voter registration campaigns. “They had a major drive yesterday but we haven’t seen any paperwork that yet. A good number of people registered in 2008, (the last general election) and they are still eligible.” If there is a rush, Williams says her office has doubled its order of voter registration applications, “so we’d be prepared in 2012.’’ cs

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Another day, another murder Police charged a 19–year–old Savannah man with murder for a fatal shooting.

Basheen Fayon Hills, of an East 37th Street address was arrested by SCMPD Violent Crimes Detectives Friday afternoon. He is charged in the shooting death of Gregory Bivens, 24, who was found deceased in his car in the 2300 block of Loraine Drive in East Savannah about 2 p.m. Police are also asking the public’s help in locating Taurus Malike Green, 24, of an East 60th Street address, for questioning in the case. Green is a black male, about 6–1, 175 pounds with a slender build and may or may not have a goatee. He is known to frequent the area around Delesseps Street.

• Police arrested eight women in a prostitution sting at three area hotels. JoAnn May, 33 and Okemi Brown 24, were arrested at the Guest House Inn on Abercorn Street. Sylvana Somoano, 21, was arrested at the Red Roof Inn, as well as 21 year–old Sharise Harris. Marquita Mobly, 28, was arrested working out of the Savannah Suites on Abercorn Street. Amanda Ormond, 29, Angel Goodrich, 30, and Ivy Blankenship, 27, were all arrested at the Days Inn at Abercorn Street and Mercy Blvd. All of the women were charged with escorting without a license, a city ordinance violation. They had all advertised on a website as “escorts”. Police seized cash, property and drugs during the arrests. City Ordinance violations can carry a max fine of up to 500.00 dollars and 30 days in jail or three months probation.

• A robbery suspect is • Lanard Akeem in custody and another Mikell, 20, turned subject is being sought himself into police after an early morning custody and has bank robbery. been charged with Malik Kelly, 34, is the shooting death charged with the bank of Tiyates Frankrobbery at Wells Fargo at lin on River Street Taurus Green is wanted 3507 W. Bay Street. September 2. for questioning Just after 9 a.m., police Franklin died at and the FBI were disMemorial Univerpatched to the bank on a sity Medical Center after the 1 a.m. report of a bank robbery. Employees shooting. told police that the suspect demanded Police say Franklin had been money and brandished a weapon, involved in a confrontation with then he fled on foot with an undisMikell just before the assault. cs closed amount of cash. Investigative leads led officers, detectives, mounted patrol, K–9 and Eagle One to the Victory Drive area to search for the suspect. The perimeter was initially from Lincoln and Habersham streets and 38th to 42nd streets. The search lasted a little less than an hour. Kelly was taken into custody without incident, and is being charged by Give anonymous crime tips to the FBI in the robbery. They believe Crimestoppers at 234-2020 he acted alone.

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The nuns in Catholic school taught us there was such a thing as sanctuary—the police cannot arrest a suspect in a church. Does this concept have a basis in law, or is it just a social custom that can be discarded on a whim? —Rich Illing The nuns in Catholic school taught us lots of things. I remember being told all motorists had to yield the right of way to post office trucks, which, being federal, ruled the road. The sisters’ teachings on sanctuary were equally well founded. Yes, the notion of sanctuary has a historical basis, but for anyone thinking it’s a modern get-out-of-jailfree card, think again. Religious sanctuary began long before Christianity. It was used in ancient Greece and Rome to designate places bestowing a degree of sacredness on those entering, and who were therefore not to be mistreated. Sometimes the sanctuary zone was an altar or a temple, sometimes an entire town. The Bible discusses the right to sanctuary for accidental homicides in order to prevent vengeance killings. The Romans had problems with folks overusing sanctuaries, and tried several times to limit or abolish the concept. But sanctuary eventually became established in canon and secular law. The Germans obliged the fugitive to surrender if the authorities promised to forgo capital punishment, whereas the Carolingians denied sanctuary for those under death sentence. The English went whole hog: beyond the basic sanctuary provided by any church, they used royal charters to create sanctuary zones extending a mile in all directions around certain abbeys, with roadside stone crosses marking the boundaries. In Scotland, one clan received its own cross marker which, according to legend, exempted those reaching it from capital punishment for homicide (but not premeditated murder). Depending on the place, fugitives might have to grab a certain door knocker, sit in a designated stone chair,

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ring a special bell, or wear particular clothing to indicate they sought protection. In most cases, weapons had to be checked at the door. Sanctuary rarely meant permanent immunity and it never applied to religious crimes. In canon law, it protected those accused of violent crimes for a limited time only, affording a measure of due process in a time when punishment was often abrupt and bloody. Sometimes civil authorities would cut off food supplies to the church, storm it, or set it on fire to force the issue. Nonetheless, something like a thousand people a year took refuge in churches throughout most of English history. As the power of the church waned, so did protection of sanctuary. In the 15th century Edward IV dragged the Duke of Somerset and 20 men from a church and beheaded them. In 1623 James I abolished sanctuary for criminal offenses, and in 1697 William III did the same for civil offenses. Other western European countries followed suit. In the U.S., religious sanctuary was never recognized in state or federal law. The only legal equivalent in most places now is the granting of political asylum in embassies and consulates. That hasn’t stopped people from claiming sanctuary. Examples: • GIs occasionally sought sanctuary during the Vietnam War. The most publicized episode took place in Honolulu in 1969, when dozens of AWOL servicemen and their supporters fled to local churches, possibly inspired by a similar movement in Boston the prior year. After giving the unwilling soldiers a couple weeks to change their minds, MPs raided the churches, breaking down doors as needed. • During the investigation of the Tawana Brawley rape case in New York in the late 1980s, Brawley’s mother claimed sanctuary at a series of Baptist churches to avoid testifying before a grand jury. Police, presumably to avoid inflaming the black community, made no move to grab her. • In Norway in 2007, Iranian asylum seeker Shahla Valadi, tired of hiding from deportation in church sanctuaries for seven years, had an RV fitted out as a “rolling church” so she could travel to a demonstration in Oslo. The ploy worked—not only was she not nabbed and deported, she was granted asylum less than two months later. Lesson: even in our profane age, the powers that be are still reluctant to desecrate a church. cs


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news of the weird Men Want to Be Pretty, Too For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world’s largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch, South Korean males became fascinated with the country’s 2002 World Cup soccer team’s “flower men,” who had smooth, flawless skin, and the craze took off from there. Said a male college student, “Having a clean, neat face makes you look sophisticated and creates an image that you can handle yourself well.” Makeup routines include drawing “thicker, bolder” eyebrows and, of course, expert application of lipstick. Said one admiring woman, “I feel like I have more to talk about with guys who use makeup.”

Government in Action! • Cliche Come to Life: In an August report, the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs warned that the regional office building in Winston-Salem, N.C., was in danger of collapsing because there were too many claims files stacked on the sixth floor. “We noticed floors bowing under the excess weight to the extent that the tops of file cabinets were noticeably unlevel throughout the storage area.” The report also warned of the potential of files falling on, and injuring, employees. For the short term, the agency relocated all the folders (estimated: 37,000)

on the sixth floor to offices on the fifth, employees’ union fights to retain every seventh and eighth floors. job, no matter its title.) • For years, U.S. senators Ron Wyden • Are We Safe? In August, the former and Mark Udall (of the Select Commitdirector of Homeland Security’s office tee on Intelligence) have been asking in charge of shoring up the nation’s the director of National Intelligence chemical plants against terrorist attacks to disclose how often the government told CBS News that, five years after might be “overcollecting” information Homeland Security started the chemion U.S. citizens by too enthusiastically cal program, “90 percent” of the 5,000 applying the Patriot Act, most vulnerable plants but the director’s office have still not even been has maintained that such inspected. The official, information, whether or Todd Keil, said that not it reveals wrongdoing, when he left the job in is classified. In July, the February, $480 milI can has city office finally declassified lion had been spent, manager? one fact that it said the but that no plant had senators were free to use: a “site security plan” that the government had and that management “on at least one occasion” of the program was “a overcollected information catastrophic failure.” in violation of constitu(A July Government tional protections -- but Accountability Office that’s all. The number of report confirmed that times, and all other details, 4,400 chemical plants remain classified. had not been properly • In August, a Michiinspected.) gan government watchOverachievers dog group learned, in a Freedom of Information Act request, (1) KETV (Omaha, Neb.) reported that the Detroit Water and Sewerage in September that local mother Andrea Department still to this day retains one Kirby had decided to give away her job classification for a horseshoer. (The stored-up breast milk to a family department owns no horses.) Over in greater need. She had amassed a the years, the position has become a freezer-full of 44 gallons for her nowpatronage slot paying about $57,000 8-month-old child. (2) How Hard a year in salary and benefits, someCould Medical School Be? Tokyo times requiring the “horseshoer” to do police arrested Miyabi Kuroki, 43, “blacksmith” work such as metal repair. in September, and charged him with (Because of severe budget cuts, the city forging a medical license in 2009 and

subsequently treating patients at a Tokyo hospital, providing, among other things, examinations and electrocardiogram counseling. Hospital officials estimate he “treated” 2,300 patients before being caught.

Great Art! • Photographer Clayton Cubitt’s video-art exhibit “Hysterical Literature” (the first installment of which was reviewed in August) features an attractive woman sitting at a table reading mainstream literature aloud (“everything from Walt Whitman to a science book on fungus”), but in a sexy voice and accompanied by squirming in the chair prompted by unspecified activities of a “distractor” agent supplied by Cubitt. After a few minutes, it is clear that the woman is experiencing an orgasm. Cubitt told that he was mocking the “quack Victorian medical theory of ‘hysteria’ in women.” • Without the work of scientists Gregory Gage and Tim Marzullo, we might never know the effect of playing a loud hip-hop song to create vibrations that make squids’ pigmented cells change colors. The men’s Backyard Brains setup involved a 1993 Cypress Hill hit (“Insane in the Brain”), an iPod nano, and a “suction electrode” to jar a Longfin Inshore’s muscles to reveal the squid’s “chromatophores” that are either red, brown or yellow. A Time magazine writer gave her take on the work’s reason for being: “Because really, you know, why not?”

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The Litigious Society • Francesco Piserchia, 36, filed a $17 million lawsuit in August against Bergen County, N.J., police, and individual officers, for being shot following a wild, high-speed car chase through residential neighborhoods in 2010. Although Piserchia and an associate had nearly hit a squad car and were fleeing on foot after their car crashed, they claim the police had no reason to shoot at them because, just

Ihor Stetkewycz appeared in court in Warren, Mich., in June to answer for an indecent exposure incident, brought on, he told the judge, because his pants, purchased by his mother, were “10 sizes” too large. According to police sources, Stetkewycz had also recently dumped large sections of a tree in the middle of a Detroit street; had protection orders against him from two Warren neighbors; was late to the hearing in June because he raced down Interstate 94 chasing his allegedly stolen car that he had spotted on the way to court; and told a female TV reporter inquiring about the tree stumps, “I don’t take no orders from no woman, by the way.” He did promise to go clean up the tree parts: “I’m Mr. Clean Up.” cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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• Canadian artist Taras Polataiko’s two-week-long live re-creation of “Sleeping Beauty” was featured through early September at Ukraine’s National Art Museum in Kiev, with an unexpected outcome. Five women had been chosen to fall asleep daily and, by signed contract, to agree to marry the first man who awakened them with a single kiss (thus to witness “the birth of love,” according to Polataiko). Only one awoke during the exhibit, but since that payoff kiss was applied by a female gallery-goer, the contract could not be fulfilled in that Ukraine forbids same-sex marriage.




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AFTER SEVEN YEARS, various musical and artistic projects completed and a million friends made, Britt Scott is leaving Savannah. The Virginia native is headed back home (to Virginia Beach), and her dad’s recording studio, in mid–October to make an EP of original songs. Scott came to Savannah to study graphic design, and in 2010 her musical muse — which had been put into the closet while she pursued those other dreams — jimmied the lock and broke free. “Before I started doing design, I was always in performing arts,” Scott explains. “And sang in bands. When I came to SCAD, I didn’t do music at all, for years. A lot of people didn’t even know I sang until I started doing Karaoke. “My relationship status changed, and that’s when I started feeling the need to express myself. Before, I wrote music with other people, I didn’t know how to play any instruments ... about two years ago, my roommate had a guitar and I stole it from her.” She’d founded the short–lived Outlet magazine, a quarterly guide to arts and entertainment in Savannah, in 2009. While assembling songs for an Outlet mixtape, Scott began rubbing shoulders within the city’s musical community. She collaborated with electronica guy Paul Goerner, aka Magic Places, and brought the pilfered guitar to every Open Mic in town, where she’d sing her own material, newly melodicized from her scribbled poetry. She joined a belly–dance troupe. Most recently, Scott has been one–third of The Lovely Locks, with Chrystina Parker and Anna Chandler. “I don’t think any other city could have been a better place to kind of change careers,” she says. “Everyone’s

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been so supportive of that.” One of the best–kept secrets in town (even though most people seem to know about it) is The House of Mata Hari, a vintage late–night speakeasy on Factor’s Walk, admissible only if you know the password (or are a friend of Britt Scott’s). She’s one of the original slinky Mata Hari lounge singers. “The Karaoke prepared me for the job,” Scott explains. “I already had this list of songs I knew. And you have to be comfortable enough with yourself to be entertaining without interacting with anyone else onstage.” On Oct. 5 and 6, Mata Hari is opening up to the public — for the first time — with a special show called Carnival Bar Cabaret. “It’s more of a variety show that’s burlesque–inspired — I say that only because it’s not the full striptease; we’re still keeping the classiness that Mata Hari’s upholds,” Scott reveals. “It’s going to include more singing and dancing, comedy, fire–eating and

a bunch of different sort of things. The plan is for it to be a monthly event.” Yes, Britt will be there. The trip home, she explains, is to continue her musical mystery tour, maybe put a band together, get her name and exquisitely soulful voice out there. “Everyone says I’ll be back,” she laughs. Will she? Scott is non–committal. “It’s one of those moments where I feel I need to go away from the social environment in order to focus on the work, and kind of get that done, and then I can come back. “The plan is just to figure out where it leads me. I just want to put my work out there and see where it goes. I’m open to anything, really.” Tickets for Carnival Bar Cabaret are $20 (shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6). Call (912) 272–8693.

Predatory instinct Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers is back this week, for a show at the Jinx

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Told ya: General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers will play their final show Nov. 4 at the Sparetime. In the meantime, you can catch them Thursday (Oct. 4) at the Jinx, with Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers (they were here for Stopover in March) and Shark!, also from New York. This Stopover–sponsored show is called “The Ancient Predators Ball,” and attendees are encouraged to wear masks, beaks, scales, feathers et cetera. No word on whether a General James Oglethorpe costume will do you any good, however. CS


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Vince Neil: It’s still broke! It broke in two spots, but it broke to where you can’t cast it, so I have to wear a boot. But the boot that the doctors gave me keeps it pretty steady, so onstage I can get around. But I’m mostly hopping — well, not hopping, but it’s a big boot so it’s a little awkward. But I didn’t have to cancel any shows or anything, so it’s all good. It’s going to take three to six months to heal, they said.



At this point, you don’t need to go out with your solo band; obviously it means something to you. Tell me why. Vince Neil: I love playing with my solo band. We’ve been together for a while, and we have a lot of fun together. What it is, is I get the best of both worlds, with Motley and with my solo band. I get to play the big giant production things with Motley, and I get to kind of get back to my roots and play the smaller places. There’s no pressure, you just kind of go out there and have fun. Is that important to you, after all these years in the stadiums? Is it nice to be just a rock ‘n’ roll band again?

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With worldwide sales of more than 80 million albums, Motley Crue doesn’t have anything left to prove. Yet the band is still out there slugging, and just wrapped up a global (and mostly sold–out) tour with Kiss. Singer Vince Neil, who’s been out in front of the pioneering glam metal quartet since the beginning (we’re talking 1981) gets itchy when Motley takes time off. Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars have the occasional side project, but they do non–Motley stuff sporadically, when they feel like it. Neil keeps a solo band revved up and purring in the garage for those long stretches of time when the mothership is docked.

Neil and his band — bassist Dana Strum and guitarist Jeff Blando (both from Slaughter) and drummer Zoltan Chaney — perform Oct. 6 as part of the Tybee Island Pirate Fest. All the Cruemen have been open about their dances with demon alcohol, narcotics and the law (see the 2001 book The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band). Neil himself published an autobiography of sort, Tattoos and Tequila, two years ago, in which he

was brutally honest about everything from the cancer–related death of his 4–year–old daughter, to his multiple stints in jail, to his sometimes less–than–cozy relationship with the other guys in Motley. (Although most of us use the shortform Crue when we talk about the band, Neil and the boys refer to themselves at Motley.) At 51, Vince Neil is not only one of the world’s richest and most popular rock stars — he owns restaurants, strip clubs and an airplane company — he’s one of the hardest working. We caught up with him on the road, a few days after he’d broken his foot before a Motley/Kiss show in Cleveland.

Vince Neil: It’s more about just having fun. I get home, and I try to take a few months off, and I just can’t do it! I just sit there and go “I should be performing right now.” It just gets in your blood, you know? And right now, Motley, we finish up next week, and those guys’ll be off until January. When Motley goes back, we go down to Australia. And I just couldn’t see myself sitting around that long. So we just go out and have fun, play a couple shows a week, so I get to spend time at home and on the road. You said somewhere that after more than 30 years of doing this pretty much every day, you don’t ever let the vocal muscle atrophy. Is that an exercise that you find very valuable? Vince Neil: Yeah. My voice after all these years is probably the best it’s ever been. And I find that if I take a bunch of time off, it’s harder to kind of get that muscle going again. It’s like after you have a day off, the next day it’s a little tougher to sing some notes than if you had three shows in a row and it’s the third day. It’s just like working out — the more you


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You’ve said that your relationship with the guys in Motley isn’t that great any more .... Vince Neil: Wait, wait, wait, I never said that! Our relationship’s great. No, we have a great time. On the road, they have the families out, so it’s a different thing. We travel separately because Tommy’ll have his kids out, and Nikki’ll have his kids, and stuff like that. The solo band’s not like a multi–million dollar organization. We fly Southwest to some place at 5 o’clock in the morning and load all the gear. It’s definitely back to your roots. But we all kind of do it together. It’s fun. I was thinking, four guys in a van pulling the gear in a U–Haul. But I guess it’s not quite like that? Vince Neil: It’s not quite like that, but it’s definitely not “we jump in the private jet, and everything’s all set up for us.” You’re playing the Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Do you have any

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particular feelings about that, and have you ever been here before? Vince Neil: This event sounds like a lot of fun. Anything to do with pirates and rock ‘n’ roll, and motorcycles, I’m there! Is it very different for you, playing to thousands of people one night, and the next to a much smaller crowd at an event like this? Vince Neil: Motley’s in Philadelphia tonight in front of 27,000 people. It’s definitely sold out. You do the exact same thing in front of 100,000 people as you do in front of 100 people. You just go out there and rock, and have a good time, and make sure everybody out there is having a good time. In some respects, you life and career are open books. I wondered if you’d ever had any regrets about being so open about everything? Vince Neil: Nah. When you’re in the spotlight, and people want to know about your life, don’t sugar– coat it. Just let ‘em know what it is.


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That why when Motley wrote The Dirt, we were just like brutally honest. People were shocked by a lot of the stuff, but that’s just the way we’d lived our lives in that time. I definitely have no regrets at all. Do you ever feel that you’re lucky to be here, after all the things you went through? Vince Neil: Yeah, I’m really lucky, especially because we’ve been a viable band for 31 years. And 31 years later, we’re still selling out arenas and stadiums and stuff like that. Man, even with my solo stuff it’s a great feeling that people want to go out there and watch you sing your songs. There’s not many bands who have the same four guys after 31 years. We’re one of the only. What’s next on your plate? Vince Neil: My life is kind of booked two years at a time. I know what I’m doing this year, and I pretty much know what I’m doing next year. And then by the middle of next year I ought to know what I’m doing the following year. CS

Vince Neil Tybee Island Pirate Fest Where: South Beach parking lot at 15th Street, Tybee Island When: At 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 on the Mainstage Tickets: Free with Pirate Fest admission (see below) Friday, Oct. 5 Festival open from 5–11pm General admission: $10 (kids under 12 free) Weekend Pass: $22 Main Stage Entertainment 6 p.m.: Rogues and Wenches Auction 7 p.m.: The Eric Culberson Band 9:30 p.m.: A1A (Jimmy Buffett tribute band) Saturday, Oct. 6 Festival open from 10 a.m.–11 p.m. General admission: $12 ($15 after 5 p.m.); kids under 12 free Parade: 3–5 p.m. Main Stage Entertainment 6 p.m.: Adult costume contests 7 p.m.: The Cherry Bombs 9:30 p.m.: Vince Neil

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There were times, along Walter Parks’ journey, brief and inexplicable moments where he imagined something deep, warm, southern and well, kind of old. “I’ve always been magnetized by the inspiration and aesthetics of Savannah,” says the career guitarist. “I always knew Savannah was there, but I never knew it’d be a part of my life.” Parks had been on the road, more or less, for 20 years, touring the nation and the world as a member of the acoustic band The Nudes, then as guitar–slinger and onstage partner to folk music legend Richie Havens. In his heart, though, he’d always been a Florida boy, born and raised in Jacksonville, and weaned on trailer– park rock ‘n’ roll and swampy country blues. Two years ago, when Havens retired from public performing, Savannah once again popped into Walter Parks’ thoughts. “One day the light went off, and I thought ‘Well, we can just go there,’” he says simply, “and my wife and I just packed up and left New Jersey.” His trio, Swamp Cabbage, makes a rare local appearance (they’re always touring somewhere) Thursday, Oct. 4 at Moon River Brewery — it’s the 5th annual Rivers Rock! Benefit bash for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Parks had first headed for the big city in the late 1980s, with a Jacksonville rock ‘n’ roll band called Dear John. “When I moved to New York,


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I was kind of running from my Jacksonville roots,” he explains. “I was hoping nobody would notice my southern–ness, so to speak. I was thinking I was the newest contributor to the Euro–rock sound.” When that inevitably fizzled, he decided to simplify things by playing acoustic guitar exclusively. He and cellist Stephanie Winters formed The Nudes, and from 1991–99 the eclectic duo released three acclaimed albums and played all the major folk festivals. For Parks, however, this required a bit of priority–shifting. “I yearned for the electric guitar back then,” he says. “When I was a kid I thought the acoustic guitar was sort of sissified, in a way. It’s kind of banal to admit that, but regardless, that’s the way I felt. “It took two songs to turn my opinion about the acoustic guitar around. One was ‘Black Mountain Side,’ the version that Jimmy Page did, and the other was ‘Little Martha,’ on the Allman Brothers’ Eat a Peach. I thought wow, this is great music and it has such power, but yet grace.” So that’s what he did. And yet ... “During those years with the Nudes, I yearned for something a little more aggressive, that had a little bit more dig to it. Some manliness, if you will.”

A move to Nashville, and session work, re–introduced him to the pleasures of the plug–in, and in 1999 he was asked to come to New York to work with Havens. “Richie’s leadership style,” Parks explains, “was ‘Just do what you feel, man.’ That was essentially it. He would never mandate to me what to play. But he did say that he wanted our guitars to sound like one guitar. To me, that meant that I had to do some math. I had to figure out a way to thread and weave my way into his already iconic strumming style. “And I came up with this sort of banjo–type picking style, this arpeggiated style, that actually wove very nicely with Richie’s galloping style. It started to become a real natural thing for me. It was very southern, but it didn’t sound southern because I was playing it on acoustic guitar, for the most part. Yet if I’d had a banjo in my hands, it would’ve sounded like a banjo player.” At the same time, Parks put together the first version of Swamp Cabbage — playing the amazing finger–picked riffage he used on the Havens shows, but using an electric guitar. “I figured out constructive ways to meld the two,” he says, “and they interweave concurrently now. It’s not challenging for me – I sort of just play the same repertoire.” With Jim DeVito’s percolating blues bass, and New Orleans strollparade drumming by Jagoda, Swamp



Swamp Cabbage: Walter Parks, left, Jagoda and Jim DeVito

Cabbage is an amalgam of rural country blues, Big Easy jazz, honky tonk and R&B. At the heart of this bubbling gumbo is Parks, who sings like a carnival barker raised on old Tom Waits records, and plays incredible electric guitar that stings, burns, rolls, pinches and cries the blues. They’ve just released the album Drum Roll Please, with their particularly particular interpretations of everything from the Who anthem “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (Parks does the Daltrey and Townshend parts, both, on guitar) to “Theme From Shaft” to a killer medley of the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post” and Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein.” Plus “Little Martha” and “Black Mountain Side.” He and his wife Margo spend the winter months in Savannah, and the rest of the year in the northern states.

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And then there’s Swamp Cabbage. “I’ve always been romanced by the archetype of the rock ‘n’ roll trio,” Parks says. “It necessitates a lot of hard work. And I always gravitate to a challenge. It forces me to flip roles a lot — some times I’ll play a bass role, or lead — you just gotta wear a lot of hats. I like that. “I’m a person who has to stay busy all the time; I think that’s why the trio is entrancing to me.” CS Ogeechee River Revival Swamp Cabbage Where: Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. When: 7–10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 A benefit for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, with food, craft beer, a silent auction with local items and a raffle Tickets: $35 at; $45 at the door

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A pogostick might not seem like a tool of social revolution. No one’s more surprised about it than Christopher. In 2005, when he was in his mid– 60s, the photographer/author began a project to document homelessness in America. When a friend suggested that he take his pogostick with him as he crisscrossed the country, he balked. “I thought it was the dumbest idea I’d ever heard,” he exclaims. “But then I couldn’t dismiss it from my mind.” So Christopher spent the summers of 2005–2007 pogo–ing around all 50 states, talking with homeless people and taking their pictures. “It was easier to get access to homeless communities because they saw

this silly guy bouncing around,” says Christopher, who is happy to brandish his Social Security card as proof of his singular name. “If I had been wearing a suit and carrying a clipboard, no one would have talked to me.” Inspired by the humbling grace of the collected stories and portraits, the septuagenarian recently bound them into a book, Silent Voice: Light from the Shadows. Selected photographs will hang at the Sentient Bean through the month , and Christopher will sign books at the exhibit’s opening reception this Thursday, Oct. 4.

An elegantly–bound homage to the beauty within every human, Silent Voice profiles its subjects—of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds—simply and with dignity. Each person is profiled in the context of three paragraphs: What it was like, what happened and what it’s like now. The stories reveal instances of bad luck and generational poverty as well as great integrity and courage, interpreted through Christopher’s compassionate lens. “Although knowing why a person became homeless is relevant, it is our attitude, yours and mine, toward these fellow human beings that is really important,” he writes. Though the societal reasons for homelessness are complex, Christopher distills the problem down to one word: Apathy. “We’ll always have the poor with us, but we can be helpful,” he says. While the image persists of homeless people as criminally and mentally unstable or just lazy, the statistics show a different side: 33% of homeless are veterans. 40% are families with children. 17% have full or part– time jobs. Many land in jail as a result of having nowhere to go, and Christopher points out that “it costs twice as much to keep someone in prison as it does to house a homeless person.” The book offers up a proposed solution to homelessness, a collective effort by the government, business sectors and charities to repurpose empty public buildings as shelters. Christopher gives an example of a converted warehouse in Santa Fe, NM that was renovated into 120 individually-keyed, 8’x8’ rooms “so every homeless person could have a safe place to call their own.” Dressed in faded denim duds and sporting a wizardly white beard down to his chest, Christopher gives off the gentle vibe of a thin hippie Santa Claus. It’s a stretch to imagine this sparkle–eyed gent wearing a suit, but he swears it was once the case. He describes how as a young man he worked as a department store buyer, wearing a tie every day and striving


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Photos from the Silent Voice: Light from the Shadows exhibit at the Sentient Bean.

for a bigger paycheck until he had a spiritual awakening in 1975. He has been a vegetarian and devout meditator ever since. “I didn’t really believe in God back then, so I just surrendered to the ceiling,” he smiles. “I just became me. Finally.” From there, life took a less material, more spiritual turn. Christopher owned and ran Vision Farms Retreat Center in Gainesville, FL for many years and moved to Savannah five years ago with his wife, Arlene Meyer, who took the helm as the senior minister at Unity of Savannah. In the third week of a one–month silent retreat in the forests of Massachusetts sometime in 2004, Christopher says that a “quiet but firm” voice told him to write a book about homelessness. “It took nine years, but now it’s done.” Christopher gave away his pogo stick to his younger brother as a 65th birthday present, but he can

sometimes be seen riding his bicycle through downtown Savannah, gracefully swooping his arms to the rhythms of Beethoven. He and his wife continue to serve the homeless as the Little Red Wagon Courier Service, providing socks, razors, soap and other necessities every Saturday morning in Forsyth Park. In spite of his work with the homeless, Christopher eschews the title of “activist.” “I try to stay away from that word,” he grins. “That’s not my calling. I prefer to be behind the scenes.” He is similarly shy about having his picture taken, which explains his headless publicity pogo shot. “There’s only once place for me to be with a camera and that’s behind it.” cs Silent Voice Opening Reception and Book Signing When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 6–8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free


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Sebastian Venable is dead. This much we know. Although the events in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer take place after Sebastian’s death on a hot beach in Spain, he is very much a presence in the play. His story is told through interpretive flashbacks by his doting mother, the eccentric New Orleans belle Violet Venable, and his pretty young cousin Catharine Holly. And oh, they tell very, very different tales. The Collective Face production of Suddenly Last Summer (first produced on Broadway in 1958) re–teams actresses Dandy Barrett and Maggie Lee Hart, seen together in the company’s explosive interpretation of Williams’ The Glass Menagerie in 2010. The wealthy Mrs. Venable either doesn’t believe, or doesn’t want to hear, Catharine’s mostly–incoherent utterances. What the young girl seems to be saying is so terrible, so emotionally crippling, the old woman attempts to have Catharine lobotomized in order to keep her quiet. “For me, as Violet Venable, the central issue is that it doesn’t matter

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whether or not the story the girl is telling is true,” Barrett explains. “It matters that it not be told. She is protecting her son, she is protecting most of all herself and her reputation. So the entire goal is to shut this girl up.” Violet and her son, a poet, used to travel the world together. Says Barrett: “Everywhere they traveled, as she says in the play, ‘attention was paid to us.’ ‘We were the center of attention.’ ‘Everyone else was eclipsed.’ And that’s how she was brought up. “Her entire life revolved around her reputation, her presentation of her one child, and their place in society both in the United States and in Europe. She speaks of renaissance princes, and staying at the Ritz in

Paris, and the Ritz in Madrid, and taking a house on the Riviera for the season ... she was into that entire mindset of upper–crust society. That’s how she lived her life.” But Sebastian pushed his mother aside and brought Catharine along on his most recent trip to the continent. He had, it is revealed, ulterior motives. It didn’t go so well. One of Tennessee Williams’ gifts was his ability to burrow under the skin of his characters and expose the soft, white stuff underneath. Like so many of his plays, Suddenly Last Summer is dark, gothic, poetic and, at its core, disturbing. It’s also very, very Southern. “Part of it is his capacity for

language,” Barrett believes. “Because it’s so extraordinarily descriptive. And he also is a master an analogous writing. At the beginning of the play, Violet is telling a story, and if you’re paying attention, it’s a parallel, almost, to the story that Catharine tells. But it’s a completely different tale. It’s told about animals, birds and sea turtles, stuff like that. It’s visceral. “And I don’t know how someone is that visceral, except that he spent so much time in and out of institutions himself. His sister was lobotomized because she was nuts. He came from a crazy, dysfunctional family. With all its Southern drama.” Directed and designed by David I.L. Poole, the cast of Suddenly Last Summer also includes Richie Cook, Lynita Spivey, Mickey Dodge, David Bonham and Julie Kessler. CS The Collective Face: Suddenly Last Summer Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 12, 14, 19 and 20; plus 3 p.m. Oct. 6 and 14 (no shows Oct. 13) Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students Reservations: (912) 232–0018






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Every fall, when the biting bugs have absconded and the coastal breezes have turned in our favor, the City of Savannah throws its citizens a celebration. Ostensibly, Picnic in the Park is in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, established in 1933 to encourage Americans to explore new aspects of culture. Here, it’s another excellent excuse to party—as well as showcase the legions of local performing artists and community builders who give this city its pulse. “This is about lifting up the people who are out there working, singing, playing, trying to make Savannah a better place,” muses Eddie Wilson, who returns to the Forsyth Park bandshell for the third year in a row with his Strings of the South ensemble on Sunday, Oct. 7. “It’s a chance to party in our own backyard, and we’re the band by the pool.” Over 20,000 people are expected to flock to the park with their picnic fixin’s, some set–ups more elaborate than others (more on that later.) Wilson will lead the tunes from his grand piano, surrounded by musicians culled from the Savannah Philharmonic, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra as well as regional players from as far as Augusta and Jacksonville. This year’s theme is “Some Enchanted Evening,” but don’t expect a classical take—Wilson is bringing a little more swagger to the stage. “I was thinking about the theme and I’ve gone in the direction of 70s funkadelic soul,” he says. “I think it’s one of the most enchanted parts of American music.” Chaka Khan, Barry White and early Michael Jackson on are the Picnic playlist, which also includes “everything from opera to disco.” Wilson will be joined by a sonorous array of local voices, including adored mainstays Trae Gurley and Kim Polote as well as musical theater maven Brittny Hargrove, jazz chanteuse Christy Wilson, operatic tenor Matthew Jones and mezzosoprano Rebecca Patrick Flaherty. Rising star Laiken Williams rounds out the harmonies, and Voodoo Soup bassist Eric Moore will provide the deep bass lines essential to the evening’s

psychedelic–soul vibe. “Man, the way Eric plays, it’s enchanted,” waxes Wilson. “The man is magic.” Wilson and his gang of strings will share the stage with violinist Ricardo Ochoa and the gypsy majesty of Velvet Caravan, the Savannah Arts Academy Dance Company, the Oglethorpe Charter School Chorus and the entire cast of the Savannah Theatre—over 100 performers in all. “We have an unbelievable amount of interesting folks with us this year,” laughs Wilson. “And THAT is why my head’s exploding!” Wilson’s mind–blowing line–up is the culmination of a day’s worth of epic events: The afternoon begins with PAWrade in the Park, an “enchanted” pet costume contest sponsored by Tailspin and benefitting local rescue agencies. Angela Beasley and her Puppet People will promenade with the ballerinas of Madeline Walker Coastal Ballet, followed by Abeni Cultural Arts’ electrifying dance program backed by the poets of Spitfire Entertainment. Of course, one of the most venerated traditions within this most beloved of Savannah traditions is the Picnic Contest. Neighbors are pitted

against neighbors for the most creative and elegant set–ups that in years’ past have featured crystal glasses, real silverware, chandeliers, costumes and at least one replica of the Titanic. The city has envisioned the year’s theme a little more conventionally than bandleader Wilson, suggesting that competitors interpret their favorite “whimsical fairytale” into the event. The Picnic Contest is sponsored by the Savannah Board of Realtors, who offer up Beauty and the Beast, Shrek and Grimm’s Fairytales as inspiration. Best picnic ensembles win a bevy of prizes—costumes are encouraged. Little Red Riding Hood rockin’ out to Chaka Khan? Only in Savannah. CS  

Picnic in the Park Where: Forsyth Park When: Sunday, Oct. 7 Cost: Free Schedule: 2–4 p.m. PAWrade in the Park pet costume contest 3–5 p.m. Picnic Contest Registration 4:40–5 p.m. Puppet People, Abeni Cultural Arts, Spitfire 5–6:30 p.m. Picnic Contest Judging 6:30 p.m. Oglethorpe Charter School Chorus 7:30 p.m. Eddie Wilson & Strings of the South


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I’m prone to rant about authentic foods — dishes that genuinely represent an ethnicity and its nation’s native ingredients. That’s why I’m a regular at places like La Comarca, Mi Vida Loca and La Xalapena. Generally, these ethnic–owned eateries express themselves with the real food of their countries, not Americanized adaptations meant to skim a few pesos off of food coasts at the expense of dumbing down consumer palates. I was sidetracked by the expanded market at La Comarca the minute I walked through the door. A full butcher shop, a few bags of house– smoked peppers and an array of seasonings, canned goods and other foods not found on the shelves of the giant food marts briefly distracted my appetite. Oh, but not for long, mi amigos. The hot buffet line was waiting, and I bee lined for the pork skin stew, a texturally challenging dish that’s rich with warming broth and salty bits of gelatinous pork skin. I usually get plenty of broth and eat it from a soup bowl – topped with lots of fresh chopped peppers and others crunchy veggies. Today, I shook off the broth and picked my way through the solid bits. My palate now fully engaged, I bit into a chicken empanada. Hmm, nice masa wrapper, boring inside. The chicken was fresh and good but needed some seasoning. I did fill a soup bowl with a hearty serving of pinto beans topped off with chopped onions and a dollop of housemade hot sauce. Kudos on the beans — cooked to perfection — and the hot sauce was bold

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enough to get my attention but not so hot as to kill the taste buds. I picked through some tender cactus leaves and a tamale, both of which I suspect are among the very few shortcuts taken at La Comarca. I’ve seen the cactus preserved in cans, and the tamales bore an uncanny resemblance to the frozen variety sold by the area’s Mexican food wholesaler. Still, both presented nicely, had plenty of flavor and don’t pop up on any mass market menu that I’ve seen. For the rest of the meal I grazed through a variety of stewed and slow– cooked concoctions that feature beef, pork and chicken. There’s even a

nice mixed veggie dish and plenty of hot flour and corn tortillas. Words like “trendy” or “ambiance” will never be used for these joints, which are at the least austere and at the best kitschy. Do, however, make the journey, practice your Spanish and enjoy a meal as close to south of the border as we’re going to get in the Lowcountry. 4811 Ogeechee Road/401–0039

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Open an anticipated new restaurant in Savannah and prepare to be slammed. The Public Kitchen & Bar opened on Monday of last week at 1 W. Liberty St. and, true to form, was swamped by folks who had apparently not eaten or drank in quite some time. I ran into an old friend at Starbucks a couple of days later who rolled his eyes about the restaurant’s first week. “I’ll just stay away until everybody

who thinks they need to be seen has been,” he said. When the rest of us can get in, expect an upscale casual menu, rooftop seating with a commanding view of the Bull and Liberty streets’ intersection and sidewalk seating that’s prime turf for the neighborhood’s dog owners. I’ll allow some time for the restaurant staff to work off opening jitters and report back.

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At left, closing reception for ‘FireAunt’ at Foxy Loxy this Friday; right, ‘Oceana’ is an exhibit of work by Lisa M. Robinson at Alexander Hall, artist talk Thur. & reception Fri. “i” — Recent mixed media by Xavier Robles de Medina. A series of works that explores the role of circuity at the intersection between human anatomy, electric stream, and repeat pattern. October 1- November 5. Reception: Friday October 12, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. A Matched Pair — Works by Karen-Sam Norgard and Eliot Joanna Angell, artists who explore and create through sculpture, gesture, design and texture. September 14–October 12. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Art March — A night of art galleries along the Bull Street corridor, from Forsyth to Victory and including the Starland Arts District. Participating businesses host gallery openings, live music and free hors d’oeuvres. Fri. Oct. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Dan Winters’ America: Icons & Ingenuity — Known for his iconic photographs of celebrities, Dan Winters has won more than 100 national and international awards for his work, including the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for

Magazine Photography and the First Place World Press Photo Award. A fully illustrated hardbound catalogue, sponsored in part by the Telfair Academy Guild, will accompany the exhibition. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square Doing Their Part: Girl Scouts in WWII — The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum hosts this exhibit in honor of their outstanding wartime contributions on the homefront. This temporary exhibit will be in place throughout 2012 in celebration of the Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler First Friday Art Walks — First Friday Art Walks on the North End of Tybee Island continue through November. Next editions are Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 from 5-8pm. Ten participating businesses will feature new art, demonstrations, refreshments and entertainment. Free and open to the public. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80, Imagine — Art by Crisley McCarson, presented by Slate

Grey Studio, is on display at Southpoint Media and features an eclectic collection of 16 pieces. A reception will be held at Southpoint Media, free and open to the public. July 17–October 19, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reception October 11, 5:30–8 p.m. Southpoint Media, 220 W. Broughton St. Suite 200, Isaac McCaslin — Curated by Casey Roland Belogorska, styled by Arthur Bennett Kouwenhoven, Jr. Show runs month of October. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St. Jerome Lawrence — The artist was diagnosed in 1982 as paranoid schizophrenic, but continued to paint. Jerome literally painted himself out of the corner his illness had driven him to. The show will be on display until October 28. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn, Journey to the Beloved Community — Story quilts By Beth Mount, who partners with the Telfair Museum and sculptor and artist Jerome Meadows to bring this celebration of Citizen Advocacy relationship-building to town.




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July 19 - October 14. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Let There Be Light — Lesley Manning and Melissa Schneider have combined forces to create more than thirty works of art, all celebrating the illumination of flora, fauna and landscape. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Little Black Dress — Curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley, this exhibit charts the historic and contemporary significance of a singular sartorial phenomenon. Featuring approximately 80 garments from a canon of modern fashion designers, the exhibition includes contributions from veteran designers and those of the International BestDressed List such as Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada and Renee Zellwegger. Through January 27, 2013 in Savannah at the SCAD Museum of Art. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Local Flavor — Joanne Morton, artist/curator, hosts her first art show. Recep-

tion Thursday, Oct 11 from 6-8pmBanjo player Jimmy Wolling provides music. Raffle to support Loop it Up Savannah. Artists are; Brad Hook, Carol Taylor, Gertrude Palmer, Jonathon Poirer, Linda Erzinger, James Russell May, & Denise Elliot-Vernon. October 5–December 6. Lowcountry Gourmet Foods, 10 W. Broughton St. Meet the Maker — Debut of Liquid Sands Glass Gallery’s “Meet the Maker” series featuring Asheville-based artist Victor Chiarizia. Friday, October 19 from 5–9 pm and Saturday, October 20, noon–4 pm. The series will continue November 30th as a part of the 10th Annual Wright Square Merchants’ Holiday Open House. Liquid Sands Gallery, 5 W. York St. Miniature Masterpieces — The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is displaying miniature masterpieces during its 4th annual 5 by 7 show. Work will hang through October 18 and silent bids are being accepted now. Local artists have donated over 150 paintings, ceramics and photographs. Bids

start at $33 in honor of not for profit Hospice Savannah’s 33rd year. Final bids taken during closing reception on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Oceana — Newest body of work by Lisa M. Robinson, who previously exhibited her ‘Snowbound’ photography collection at the Jack Leigh Gallery in 2007. Robinson will give an artist talk from 7-8pm on Thursday, October 4. A reception will be held Friday, October 5 from 6-7:30pm. Gallery hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Alexander Hall, 1668 Indian St. Roque — Inspired by the worn, graffiti-laden walls of New York, Sept. 28-Oct. 28 The Butcher, 19 E Bay St. Widows and Orphans, the FireAunt Story — FireAunt is an Augusta-based design collective with little to no training. Except for this one guy and a girl named Hannah Banana. Now through Oct. 6. Closing reception during next Art March, Oct 5 6-9 pm. Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe, 1919 Bull St. cs

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Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Savannah Film Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary as a world–class red carpet event Oct. 27–Nov. 3. As always, the SCAD–sponsored festival features an impressive array of independent films looking for festival kudos before they’re shopped to distributors, first–run major movies (and we’re talking first – we’ll get to see them before much of the rest of the world), lectures, panels and workshops for the cinematically–inclined (that’s where the SCAD connection is key) and appearances by celebrities. They come to Savannah to talk up whatever project they’ve got to sell, to relive past movie glories, to answer questions from the audience, and to receive awards from SCAD and the increasingly–prestigious festival itself. (They probably come to Savannah for the food, too, truth be told.)

This year’s gang o’stars includes James Gandolfini, the former Tony Soprano, who’s coming with Violet & Daisy, the Geoffrey Fletcher–directed drama in which he co–stars; Matt Dillon, who’s getting an award (and will attend a screening of his 2002 feature City of Ghosts); and Diane Lane, who’ll be festival–honored and screen the whimsical 1979 film A Little Romance, in which she made her big– screen debut at age 13. Director Fletcher, who wrote the screenplay for Precious (and won an Academy Award for it) is a 2012 honoree, as is actress Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone; Mission Impossible III). Model–turned filmmaker Christy Turlington–Burns

will bring her documentary No Woman, No Cry. Actors Gabourey Sidibe, Norman Reedus and Miles Teller are also scheduled to attend. Adam Shankman, director of Rock of Ages and Hairspray, as well as a longtime judge on TV’s So You Think You Can Dance, will be honored. Shankman also produced the filmed– on–Tybee Miley Cyrus vehicle The Last Song. At press time, the exact schedule of events was still being finalized (as much as such things can be finalized – this is Hollywood, after all). But here are a few of the set–in–stone highlights: Flight, a drama from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis, starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle; Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, with Maggie Smith, Billy

Connolly, Tom Courtenay and Pauline Collins as retired opera singers; On the Road, Walter Salles’ adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac beat novel; The Sapphires, a 1960s girl–group drama from Australian director Wayne Blair; David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, which recently won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival; Rise of the Guardian, directed by Peter Ramsey, screened in 3–D (a first for the Savannah Film Festival, which has partnered with RealD Inc., a leading global licensor of 3–D technologies). Ticket packages come in various packages (prices, dates, screenings et cetera). You can see it all, and purchase tickets and festival passes, at filmfest. cs

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One of the most deeply disturbing movies of recent vintage, Compliance opens with the words “Inspired By True Events,” a declaration that should always be taken with a grain of salt. Yet my post–viewing exercise consisted of tracking down information on the Internet, and it turns out that every horrifying incident seen in the movie also occurred in real life, the sort of depressing intel that makes one weep for humanity. Written and directed by Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound), the film is set at the fictional fast food eatery ChickWich (in real life, it was a McDonald’s in Kentucky). Sandra (Ann Dowd), the middle–aged manager, receives a phone call from someone identifying himself as Officer Daniels (Pat Healy); he informs her that one of her employees, a pretty teenager named Becky (Dreama Walker, Clint Eastwood’s granddaughter in Gran Torino), has been accused of stealing money from a customer and that she must be detained until police can arrive. Sandra complies, even as the caller’s demands grow ever more outrageous. For starters, Sandra must conduct a strip search of Becky to make sure she isn’t hiding the money anywhere on her person. Then she must make sure that Becky remains nude, with only an apron to cover her. Always ready with the right answer, Officer Daniels soon draws other people into the drama – including Sandra’s fiancee Van (Bill Camp) – and before the whole sordid drama comes to a close, lewd and even violent acts will

have been committed. More than just a study of this country’s oft irrational fear of law enforcement, the movie also examines the manner in which even a drop of power turns otherwise reasonable people into monsters. Is Sandra obeying the voice on the line because she believes him to be a real officer or because he flatters her? Is Van following out the voice’s orders because he’s similarly convinced of the man’s authenticity or because when else would a boozy warthog like him get to spank a young blonde’s bare bottom? Compliance is a difficult watch, but it’s directed with skill and fronted by strong performances from Dowd and Walker. A coda reveals that 70 such incidents have occurred in over 30 states, but what it does not reveal is that the man behind most of them (including the McDonald’s scam), after finally being arrested, was then acquitted. Compliance screens Sunday, Oct. 7 at Muse Arts Warehouse at 2, 5 and 8 p.m. continues on p. 36

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for a handout from a relative who just won the lottery. The strategy clearly worked, as the film earned back its small budget on its opening weekend alone. That financial update deserves an eye roll, though, as the movie isn’t even worth a Redbox rental down the road. Loucka, co–writer Jonathan Mostow and director Mark Tonderai elect to emphasize every plot point and telegraph every plot twist with the delicacy of a train blaring its horn as it approaches a crossing – and yet that isn’t even their greatest sin. It’s difficult to go into particulars without having to erect a wall of spoiler alerts, but suffice it to say that the film’s ultimate rebuttal of samaritans, rebels and outsiders – and by extension, its embrace of bullies, sycophants and shrill suburbanites only interested in property values – makes House at the End of the Street seem even more low–rent.



Fans of the long–running British comic strip showcasing the character of Judge Dredd were horrified when Sylvester Stallone managed to turn the declarative statement “I am the law!” into a hammy punchline in the 1995 camp version. Those same folks will now be delighted to learn that Karl Urban has reclaimed the snatch of dialogue for them: When the character utters it in the new adaptation, it’s grim enough to give viewers – and villains – pause. A straight–up action film with little on its mind besides murder and mayhem, Dredd – or Dredd 3D, depending on the auditorium – is stylish enough to entertain more than just the hardcore–gore crowd. Director Pete Travis, who seemed unable to keep up with the dizzying plot twists sprung by scripter Barry Levy for his 2008 thriller Vantage Point, functions better with the relatively straightforward script provided here by Alex Garland; this freedom allows him to construct a movie defined by its beautifully framed mise en scenes and driven by two protagonists who manage to play off each other’s differences. Dredd, the futuristic lawman who’s sanctioned to serve as judge, jury and executioner whenever the need arises, is tough and taciturn, a direct counterpoint to the tentative and empathic rookie (Olivia Thirlby) he’s

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With the musical comedy Pitch Perfect, a fat star is born. I’m paraphrasing, of course, but

takes the trophy for her raucous performance as Fat Amy. What’s most refreshing about the character (and kudos to Cannon for writing her this way) is that she’s all about being confident and taking control – a rare break from American movies that do nothing but marginalize, mock or pity its plus–sized women. There’s only one scene in which Fat Amy endures a standard movie humiliation (it involves a thrown burrito), but even here, it’s not so much about her embarrassment as much as painting the perpetrator as a complete jerk. (Curiously, this character, the most odious in the film, never gets his comeuppance. An oversight, or a desire to deviate from the expected norm?) How cool is Pitch Perfect’s attitude toward its MVP? When we see Fat Amy on spring break, she’s in a swimming pool surrounded by attentive hunks. Rarely has girl power seemed so rockin’ on screen. (Pitch Perfect opens Oct. 5 in Savannah.)


Captained by a shrill martinet named Aubrey (Anna Camp), the group hopes to snatch the national trophy away from its hated cross–campus rivals, the all–male Treblemakers. But given Aubrey’s conservative nature – she has the outfit perform Ace of Base’s “The Sign” in every single competition – there’s not much chance of that. Luckily, new blood Beca and Fat Amy might be able to shake the group out of its stodgy stupor, but only if Aubrey loosens the reins. As with Bridesmaids (which this movie clearly tries to emulate, right down to that copycat poster), there’s a richness to the leading characters that’s punched across by the energized actresses. Kendrick projects edgy intelligence (and can she sing!), Brittany Snow offers good cheer as the bubbly Chloe, and Camp is so brittle, you fear she might crack in two. Yet the movie clearly belongs to Rebel Wilson. While a delight in Bridesmaids (as one of Kristen Wiig’s daft British roommates), she was competing against a wide range of scene–stealers. Here, she clearly


this line of defense is employed by the character Fat Amy in this winsome film that generates an awful lot of off–kilter laughs. On paper, Pitch Perfect sounds like it’s one step removed from Glee or two steps removed from High School Musical. In actuality, it marks the feature–film debuts of both Broadway director Jason Moore and TV writer Kay Cannon, and their creds – Avenue Q for him, 30 Rock for her – hammer home the fact that this won’t be the usual teenybopper romp. Admittedly, the film’s resolutions are never in doubt, and, as with all modern comedies, there has to be at least one gross–out scene (the fluid of choice here is vomit). Yet the movie is exquisitely cast down to the smallest role, and when the laughs flow, they do so with relentless fury. Anna Kendrick, whose Oscar– nominated turn in Up in the Air guaranteed that she now won’t have to spend the rest of her life talking up her tiny Twilight role at conventions (I jest; she’s also a Tony–nominated actress), stars as Beca, a college freshman who’s corralled into joining the all–girl a capella outfit, the Bellas.

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assigned to supervise. But when they find themselves trapped in a high– rise overseen by a vicious drug lord (Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey), he discovers that she can more than hold her own. It’s poor timing that this is being released after The Raid: Redemption (though both were filmed at roughly the same time), since that offers the exact same premise with a higher rate of return – specifically, the hand– to–hand combats fueling that film are more exciting than the gunplay in Dredd. Then again, this picture (unlike Raid) can be viewed in 3–D, and for those opting to go that overpriced route, it should be noted that the movie looks terrific in that format. When a bullet lovingly rips through a thug’s face in slow motion, audience members in the side seats might feel an inclination to duck.


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Trouble With The Curve

Gus is handed what might be his final assignment: He’s to go to North Carolina and analyze the potential Back in 2008, accomplished filmof a high school batting sensation maker Clint Eastwood stated that named Bo Gentry (Joe Massingill). the box office hit Gran Torino would He makes the journey alongside mark his final performance and he his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy would thereafter concentrate on Adams), a high–powered businessdirecting unless a phenomenal script woman who has just been made a came his way. partner at a firm otherwise solely The screenplay for Trouble with staffed by stodgy, humorless men. the Curve, the first for writer Randy Because of a number of scars from Brown, certainly showcases a charactheir shared past, Gus and Mickey ter that plays to the actor’s strengths, (named after Mickey Mantle, natch) but the rest is so warmed–over that have trouble communicating, but it’s hard to see what caught Clint’s their situation becomes marginally squint. more tolerable with the arrival of The international icon stars as Johnny Flanagan (Justin Timberlake), Gus Lobel, a legendary scout for the a former player who’s now a novice Atlanta Braves. It seems as if Gus’s scout for the Boston Red Sox. The best days are behind him, as his eyeeasygoing Johnny holds Gus in high sight is going, his last pick is trapped regard and finds himself taken by in a massive career slump, and opporMickey, but Sanderson’s behind–the– tunistic front–office shark Phillip scenes scheming threatens to poison Sanderson (Matthew Lillard) believes all the relational wells. that old–timers like Gus are pass and As a stand–alone feature, Trouble that computer calculations regarding with the Curve is pleasant yet pera player’s worth are the future of the sistently predictable, the sort of sport (in many ways, this movie is the acceptable date–night fodder that anti–Moneyball). evaporates from memory before the week is even out. Yet in examining the complete arc of Eastwood’s career, it becomes difficult to justify the existence of the movie. I’m not referring to the theme of AreAre you ofthe the many youone one of many violence OEF,or OIF, or OND Are you one of the many that was beautifully develOEF, OIF, OND veterans veterans experiencing difficulties OEF, OIF, or ONDoped by Eastwood over the course of experiencing difficulties several decades, from the nihilistic related to your combat experiences? experiencing difficulties relatedveterans to your combat gunplay of his ’70s cop flicks through If so, you may be eligibleto to participate in a related your combat experiences? the muddy discourse evidenced in experiences? research study designed to provide first-line his latter–day Westerns to, finally, the medication and talk therapy interventions with





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extinguishing flame viewed in Gran Torino. There are no guns in Trouble with the Curve, so it exists outside of that canon. What makes the film out of place is that the elderly man that Clint portrayed so powerfully in Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino here has nothing else to say, nowhere else to go. The religious undercurrent that existed in those two films is missing here, the tears shed graveside over a lost loved one have already been spilled in other works (Unforgiven, for starters), and the prickly relationship with flesh–and–blood (Mickey) and the smoother one with surrogate child (Johnny) has already been mined to death by the movie star, most recently (and memorably) in Gran Torino. No one is really required to stretch in this picture, but Adams and Timberlake at least still manage to surprise or please us in a few scenes – for instance, Johnny’s bemused persistence in the face of Mickey’s initial rejections works solely because of the actors’ deft handling of these otherwise boilerplate moments. But while it’s always great to see Eastwood back in the cinematic saddle, one gets the sense that he’s merely going through the motions here. He repeatedly kicks a coffee table that get in his way, yells at a waitress to bring him his check, blows off the advice of well–meaning doctors – in short, everything but bellowing, “Get off my home base!”

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Fully aware of the blasphemous nature of this statement, I nevertheless will go on record as acknowledging that I’ve always felt John Carpenter was better as a composer than as either a writer or director. His excellent scores for (among others) Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween and Escape from New York are highly effective in their relative simplicity, and it’s impossible not to respond to their hypnotic rhythms. With writer– director–composer Benh Zeitlin, it’s too early to make such a call, given that Beasts of the Southern Wild marks his feature–film debut in all three capacities. Admittedly, I left the screening raving about the score he co–crafted with Dan Romer, but that’s not meant to take away from the lyrical script he penned with Lucy Alibar or his masterful direction of this unique movie. It centers on 6–year–old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), a headstrong girl from the Louisiana bayou. With her mother long absent from the scene, she lives in a ramshackle home next to that of her father Wink (Dwight Henry), a man whose often harsh manner with his daughter isn’t child abuse as much as an extreme – and, given the surroundings, usually necessary – form of tough love. The poor people who populate this community are rich in spirit, so after a brutal storm (obviously Katrina) decimates the area, the survivors elect to engage in a celebration replete with booze and seafood. But Wink, who has already been succumbing to a mysterious ailment, shows no signs of getting better, and Hushpuppy’s angst over his condition is compounded by the fact that the melting polar ice caps have released an army of long–extinct aurochs (presented by this film as killer cattle) which is inexorably marching toward Hushpuppy’s terrain. This is a story of survival, of recognizing and respecting the rules of the natural world. It’s also highly imaginative, doubtless able to charge young minds more than any assembly–line Hasbro adaptation. CS

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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

Drinking Liberally

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. October meeting, October 1. Business meeting at 6pm. All are welcome. Please join us to make a difference concerning local, state and federal policies that affect our way of life. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728f or additional info. [070112]

Veterans for Peace Monthly Meeting

The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Loco’s, 301 Broughton St. at 7p.m. on the last Monday of each month. VFP is a national organization of men and women of all eras, branches of service, and duty stations that works to expose the true costs of war and to support veterans and civilian victims. 303550-1158 for more info. [072912]

Benefits “Pars for Pets” Golf Tournament to benefit Coastal Pet Rescue

First annual “Pars for Pets” Charity Golf Tournament, Sat. October 20, at te Southbridge Golf Course. 1:00 pm shotgun start. Entry fee: $75 person or $250 foursome. Includes 18 holes with cart, cookout and awards ceremony, raffle prizes, goodie bags, bragging rights with trophies, and the opportunity to help dogs and cats in Savannah and coastal South Carolina. Email for more information and registration forms, or go to or 912-675-1890.

“Set Sail With the Phil” Benefit Gala for Savannah Philharmonic

Toast the new Savannah Philharmonic season on Thursday, October 4, 6:00pm at the Ships of the Sea Museum Garden, 41 M.L.King, Jr. Blvd. Internationally themed food, drinks, and jazz music. Silent Auction. $100 - $250 per person. Reservations accepted through Sept 28. Contact: 912-232-6002.

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

Bicyclists can now register for the 11th annual Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century Bike Ride, to be held Saturday, October 6, 2012. Depart from the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial Univer-

sity Medical Center in Savannah at 6:45 a.m. and cycle 135 miles to the Augusta Marriott Convention Center in Augusta, Ga. Also known as “Patrick’s Ride,” the Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century is a fundraising bicycle ride which raises money for the annual Harvest of Hope weekend retreat for children and adults with cancer and their families. Registration: Deadline to register and get a guaranteed jersey is July 27. Registrations after that day will be accepted, but riders are not guaranteed a jersey. The cost to register is $100 and riders are to raise a minimum of $100 by the day of the ride. Information: Lauren Grant at 912-350-1524 or [072212]

15th Annual Trick or Trot 5k & 10k Run

Saturday, October 27 at May Howard School on Wilmington Island. Presented by the Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club, proceeds from the event benefit four local charities and the Georgia Rotary Scholarship Program. Participants are encouraged to run in costume. Fees are $30 and $35 with an early registration discount of $5. Register online at Event website is

BBQ, Brews, and Bluegrass

Benefiting The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Outdoor festival features live music, barbeque, a pumpkin patch, music by The Jimmy Wolling Bluegrass Band and Triple S. Sunday, October 7, 3 p.m. to 7p.m.,Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Drive, Isle of Hope. Tickets are $20 for adults, kids 12 and under free. Information: Lauren Grant at the Memorial Health Foundation, 912-350-1524, or or info@

Build With Habitat Day--How-To Clinic and Pumpkin Patch Festival

Habitat for Humanity Savannah celebrates World Habitat Day October 13. ReStore HowTo-Clinic, 10am. Learn how to jump start home repair projects. Children’s Arts & Crafts Clinic, 12 noon. Location: Habitat ReStore, which is located at 1900 E. Victory Drive in McAlpin Square. Free and open to the public. Pumpkin Patch Festival, 11am. An oldfashioned afternoon of free activities including a bouncy house, free face painting, pumpkin decorating, and a petting zoo. Location: Olde Savannah Garden and Produce, Montgomery Crossroads & Marcus Place. A portion of the proceeds from each pumpkin sold by Olde Savannah Garden in October will be donated to Habitat Savannah.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Fall Celebration

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

Fall Out for Autism 5K, 10K and Fun Run

Walkers, runners, families and kids invited to participate in this benefit event for Kicklighter Resource Center, supporting people with special needs and their families. Saturday, October 13, on Hutchinson Island. 8am--5K and 10K. 9:30am--Fun Run. Register on, key words “fall out for autism.”

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities

start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. or email for information. [091512]

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

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

Pool Fur Pets

A championship pool tournament beginning the first weekend of October to benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, at Southside Billiard Club. Tournament is single elimination; race to nine, 8 Ball. Finals match - race to 11. Parties meet at 11 am, Saturday October 6. Matches begin at 5 pm See: http:// for details. or entry-forms/

Raise a Racquet for the Cause Tennis Tournament

October 7, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles, Senior Men, Women and Mixed Doubles.Bacon Park and Daffin Park (seniors).$60 per player and additional $25 for additional event. Fee includes lunch, drinks, t-shirt and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Telfair Mammography Fund at St. Joseph’s/Candler. The Fund provides free mammograms and other breast health services to LOCAL women who may not be able to afford them otherwise. To register for tournament, www.savannahtennis. com, tennislink, tournament, enter 700073812 or Raise a Raquet for the Cause.

Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation

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

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

American Diabetes Association’s 2012 benefit, Saturday October 6, at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Registration for Step Out begins at 9:00 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 to qualify for an event t-shirt. Information: or 912-353-8110, ext. 3093.

Zumba Mega-Party in Pink for the Susan G. Komen Fund A giant Zumba fest to benefit the Susan G. Komen fund, Saturday, October 20, 8:30-11:30am at StarCastle, 550 Mall Boulevard. Tickets and Info, or call 912-596-1952.

Call for Entries St. Thomas Thrift Store Grant Applications

The St. Thomas Thrift Store is accepting applications from area charities for grants to be awarded at the end of December 2012. Applications must be submitted before November 15, 2012 to be considered. The amount of a grant generally ranges from $500 to $1500. Contact

Betty Ann Brooks at BettyAnn.Brooks@yahoho. com for an application and instructions. Or pick up an application at the Thrift Store at 1126 E. Montgomery Crossroads on Mon., Tues., Fri. or Sat. between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Savannah Beach Film Festival

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

SCAD 2012 Casting Call (Film and TV Department Productions)

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Location: Adler Hall, 532 Indian Street. Seeking local and regional talent interested in acting in short film productions. Men, women and children of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Productions include narrative films in a wide variety of genres, music videos and documentaries. No prior experience is necessary. If selected, participants will be given material to prepare for an audition at a later date. Participants will be required to sign a release allowing audition video to appear on audition related websites.

T-Shirt Design Competition for Savannah Reindeer Run The Savannah Reindeer Run 8K benefits Savannah Rape Crisis Center. Enter your design for the race T-shirt, deadline is Friday, October 19. Race date is December 15. $300 prize for the winning design. Details of the competition and the race @, or call 912-233-3000.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Photography Classes

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

Short Story Writing

Explore various writing techniques through assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop-style critiques. Learn narrative structure, scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Experience with fiction and nonfiction writing required. Thursdays, 10/18/2012 to 11/15/2012 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $125 Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-6510942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern. edu Offered in Savannah at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, by Georgia Southern’s office of Continuing Education.

“Living Your Life Full Spectrum” Visioning Workshop

The quality of our life is determined by the quality of questions we ask. This workshop will teach you to ask more empowering questions. Learn to change your thinking and expand your life. Contact Lydia Rose Stone, certified Dream Builder Life Coach, at 912-656-6383 or email Date: October 13, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Location: Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd, Thunderbolt Free (a love offering will be taken.)

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Learn to draw and paint under the mentorship of a working artist. Learn more at or email:, 1319-B Bull Street. 912-484-6415 Fall 2012 classes begin mid-September. Youth Oil Painting and Drawing; Adult Oil Painting and Drawing; Painting, A Creative Exploration. [091012] For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056. [062812]

Avatar® Info Hour

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

Basket-Making: Sweetgrass Baskets from Sapelo Island

Renowned Master Basket Weaver Yvonne Grovner of Sapelo Island will teach basic sweet grass basket making skills. Make and take your own basket and learn about the history of this beautiful centuries-old African art form. Saturday October 6, 10am-1pm at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. $45 fee (cash or check only) includes materials to make your own basket. Bring scissors and a towel. Call or email to register, 912-921-5460 or Registration required.

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

Champions Training Center

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

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

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

Drawing Instruction

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

Drawing the Figure

Beginning Monday, October 1, 3:30-6pm at the Studio School, 1319 Bull Street. Call Melinda at 912-484-6415, or email melindaborysevicz@ for more information. facebook. com/savannahstudioschool

DUI Prevention Group

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

English for Second Language Classes

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

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at or 912-354-6686. [082612]

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Feldenkrais Classes

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

Group Guitar Lessons

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

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

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

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

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

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

Kayak Building Workshop

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

Learn to Speak Spanish

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

Music Lessons for All Instruments

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

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

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

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Novel Writing

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

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

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

Russian Language Classes

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

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

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

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

Spanish Classes

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

in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive.

The Family Values Workshops ~ Session One

Many of us grew up in a “not so perfect” home. This has affected the relationships we have or have had in the past. Wonder why we can’t get out of the cycle of poor relationships? I have developed a series of three workshops on Family Values which use the 12 tradition principles of the 12 Step programs, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, Be Love Now by Ram Das, The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Luis, and many other current authors of Love Principles. You do not have to be in a relationship now. Families are welcome (special discounts for whole families attending). Date: October 27, 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Location: Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Registration: $20 plus $40 for materials. A love offering will be taken during the workshop. Lydia Rose Stone, certified Dream Builder Life Coach, at 912-656-6383 or email

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

Participants will learn a “toolbox” full of hands-on comfort measures including breathing, massage, positioning, pressure points and much more from two labor doulas. For moms and their birth companions, to prepare for labor and delivery. The class is held the last Wednesday of each month at 100 Riverview Drive, 6pm-8pm. $100 per couple. Call Ann Carroll (912) 704-7650 or e-mail her at carroll3620@ Reservations are required and space is limited. [070812]

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

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

Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

Business Networking on the Islands

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

Chatham Sailing Club

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

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

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

Energy Healers

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

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Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

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

Islands MOMSnext

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

Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on


Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso. Email, Kathleen Thomas: exploretherevolution@gmail. com for more info. [062912]

two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: site/islandsmops/ [062912]

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Knittin’ Night

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


Low Country Turners

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

Michigan State University Football! MSU Coastal Alumni Club

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

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

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

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


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“Kaidoku” Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!

“Adjusted to Fit Your Screen” --what the flip is going on?

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1 Big letters, for short (and what your answers must be written in to understand the theme) 5 Hiking path 10 “Which came first?” choice 13 Clapton or Cartman 14 “The Freshmaker” candy 16 Stuff to fix a squeaky hinge 17 Aligned correctly 19 Pompous attribute 20 Stun gun relative 21 Jewel 22 Amy Winehouse hit 24 Complainer’s sounds 26 1980s hairstyle that may have involved a kit 27 Donut shop quantities 30 Cop show with the line “Just the facts, ma’am” 33 Cupid’s Greek counterpart 34 Wire-___ (like some terriers’ coats) 37 Rowboat propeller 38 Send a document over phone lines 39 Devices that, when turned, adjust themselves (just like the theme answers) 40 Greek vowel 41 Biblical verb suffix 42 Audrey Tautou’s quirky title role of 2001 43 Stay away from 44 Changed an area of town from residential to commercial, e.g. 46 They’re collected in passports 48 Coffee dispensers 49 Cartoonist Guisewite, or her comic strip 51 Faith that emphasizes the oneness of humanity 53 Rapper ___ Def 54 Walkway on an airplane 58 Bullfighting cheer 59 Neil Armstrong went on one 62 Homer’s outburst 63 It’s tossed after a wedding 64 Charity benefit, say 65 View 66 Doesn’t eat for a while 67 Bridge’s length


1 Like some checks: abbr. 2 Opera solo 3 Sty dwellers 4 Crafty plans 5 Symbols after brand names 6 Rule over a kingdom 7 South American mountain range 8 Checklist component 9 Rawls of R&B 10 “Land sakes alive that’s awesome!” 11 Prefix for byte meaning “one billion” 12 Amorphous clump 15 Jam, margarine and cream cheese 18 Sci-fi film set inside a computer 23 Exercise machine unit 25 Makes embarrassed 26 Class warmup before a big exam 27 Postpone 28 Make big speeches 29 Do the “I am not a crook” thing with the double V-signs, for example? 30 Three, in Germany 31 Completely devour 32 ___ fatty acids 35 Troy’s friend on “Community” 36 Under the weather 39 ___ salon 43 Well-known quotations 45 “Are you a man ___ mouse?” 47 Warm up after being in the freezer 49 Amounts on a bill 50 Liability counterpart 51 Physiques, casually 52 Lotion ingredient 53 Actress Sorvino 55 Dove or Ivory 56 Hit for the Kinks 57 Actor McGregor 60 Clumsy sort 61 Org. that provides W-2 forms


Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah



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



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Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [063012]

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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

Safe Kids Savannah

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

Savannah Art Association

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

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

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

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Savannah Clemson Club

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Go Green

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Kennel Club

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Savannah Storytellers

Meets 6-7pm every other Wednesday at Tubby’s on River Drive in Thunderbolt. The aim of Savannah Storytellers is to “talk to tell” a story or stories. We will help, encourage and instruct you in audio-recording and/or present-

ing your own story. Limited seating. Must have reservation. Call 912-349-4059. [091012]

phone 912-598-7387. [063012]

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

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

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Savannah Toastmasters

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

Savannah Writers Group

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

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

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

The Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals interested in finding more freedom in a less and less free world. For individualists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, agorists, voluntarists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. at announced location. No dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: [063012]

The Freedom Network

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

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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

get on to get off

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

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

Adult Ballet Class

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

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Argentine Tango

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

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

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

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

912.544.0026 More local numbers: 1.800.777.8000 / 18+ Ahora en Español /

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

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586. [062812]

Pole Dancing Classes

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

Salsa Savannah Dance & Lessons

Lessons Tue. & Thur. at SubZero Lounge, 109 W. Broughton St., from 7-10pm. (Free intro class at 7pm). Dancing 10-close. Drink specials during happy hours. Lessons on Sat at Salon de Baile at Noon. Visit salsasavannah. com / 912-704-8726 for info. [062812]

Savannah Dance Club

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

Savannah Shag Club

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

Events 117th Air Control Squadron’s Fall Family Event

Savannah River dinner cruise for past and present members of 117th Air Control Squadron. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 pm. Arrangements have been made to accommodate members with mobility challenges. For more information, call SMSgt Bobby Tice at 912-963-6114.

Brides Against Breast Cancer

This charity wedding gown sale hosted by St. Joseph’s/Candler is Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 in the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive, directly across Reynolds from Candler Hospital. Brides-to-be (as well as friends and family!) browse more than 1,000 name-brand and designer wedding gowns offered at discounted prices. Partial proceeds will benefit the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. General admission is free. Saturday 12:00pm - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00pm– 5 p.m. VIP Pink Power Hour on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12:00pm, requiring a ticket purchase. Please visit for more information and to register.

Coastal Wildscapes Symposium

“Open the Garden Gate 2012” What You Can Do in a Changing World: Paths to Acton for Citizen Scientists on the Coast. Saturday, October 13, 9am-3pm at the Richmond Hill City Center. Topics include: Living Shorelines, Invasive Species, Native Habitat Certification, & Native Pollinators. More information is on the website http://www.coastalwildscapes. org/ under events.

Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

Find them at various spots around town including Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm at Green Truck on Habersham, Thursdays 3-5:30pm

at Bethesda Farmers’ Market and Saturdays 9-1 at Forsyth Farmers Market. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy and more. [062812]

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Farmer’s Market and Fleatique on Wilmington Island

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

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

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

Musicians Avaliable

We are doing 1 1/2 shows for free right now. If you need an opening musical act, please consider us. We are located on Wilmington Island.

National Pit Bull Awareness Day Savannah 2012

A day to celebrate and learn all about “America’s Dog”. Free and open to the public. Sunday, Oct. 28, 11am-4pm, Daffin Park, Victory Drive between Waters Ave. and Bee Rd. Information: www.nationalpitbull-savannah. com/

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Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

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

WildLife Refuge Sightseeing and/or Lunch Cruise

Join River Street Riverboat and TR “Teddy” Roosevelt on Sunday, October 14, in conjunction with Savannah National Wildlife refuge, for an old fashioned paddleboat ride up the Savannah River to the Refuge lands. Southern style buffet lunch on board the riverboat, plus narration of the various points of interest along the River. Teddy Roosevelt will discuss his love for the outdoors and what the Refuges mean to him. Once at the Refuge lands, the Refuge staff will discuss the current Refuge management activities and answer questions. Boarding at 12:30 pm - Sailing 1-4 pm Lunch Cruise Tickets: $42.95 per Adult $21.95 per Child (ages 4-12) Children 3 & Under are free. Sightseeing Cruise Tickets: $22.95 per Adult $12.95 per Child (ages 4-12) Children 3 & Under are free. Tax and port fee will be added to ticket prices. River Street Riverboat Company, 9 East River Street. www.

Film & Video CinemaSavannah

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

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Free will astrology

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Psychotronic Film Society


(March 21–April 19) “In a full heart there is room for everything,” said poet Antonio Porchia, “and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.” That’s an important idea for you to meditate on right now, Aries. The universe is conspiring for you to be visited by a tide of revelations about intimacy. And yet you won’t be available to get the full benefit of that tide unless your heart is as full as possible. Wouldn’t you love to be taught more about love and togetherness and collaboration?


(April 20–May 20) As I turn inward and call forth psychic impressions of what’s ahead for you, I’m seeing mythic symbols like whoopie cushions, rubber chickens, and pools of fake plastic vomit. I’m seeing popcorn shells that are stuck in your teeth and a dog that’s eating your homework and an alarm clock that doesn’t go off when it’s supposed to. But as I push further into the not–too–distant future, exploring the deeper archetypal levels, I’m also tuning into a vision of fireflies in an underground cavern. They’re lighting your way and leading you to a stash of treasure in a dusty corner.


(May 21–June 20) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That’s the opening sentence of Charles Dickens’ bestselling novel *A Tale of Two Cities.* The author was describing the period of the French Revolution in the late 18th century, but he could just as well have been talking about our time –– or any other time, for that matter. Of course many modern cynics reject the idea that our era is the best of times. They obsess on the idea that ours is the worst of all the worst times that have ever been. When your worried mind is in control of you, you may even think that thought yourself, Gemini. But in accordance with the current astrological omens, I challenge you to be a fiery rebel: Come up with at least five reasons why this is the best of times for you personally.


(June 21–July 22) “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” said Pablo Picasso. That’s certainly true for me. I can purify my system

either by creating art myself or being in the presence of great art. How about you, Cancerian? What kinds of experiences cleanse you of the congested emotions that just naturally build up in all of us? What influences can you draw on to purge the repetitive thoughts that sometimes torment you? How do you go about making your imagination as fresh and free as a warm breeze on a sunny day? I urge you to make a study of all the things that work for you, and then use them to the max in the coming week.


(July 23–Aug. 22) “Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.” So said literary critic Lionel Trilling. Now I’m passing his idea on to you, Leo, just in time for the No– Blaming Season. Would you like to conjure up a surge of good karma for yourself? Then for the next ten days or so, refrain from the urge to find fault. And do your best to politely neutralize that reflex in other people who are sharing your space, even if they love to hate the same political party or idiot fringe that you do. P.S.: For extra credit, engage in speech and activity that are antidotes to the blaming epidemic. (Hint: praise, exaltation, thanks.)


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) One of the reasons platinum is regarded as a precious metal is that it is so infrequently found in the Earth’s crust. A second reason is that there are difficulties in extracting it from the other metals it’s embedded in. You typically need ten tons of ore to obtain one ounce of platinum. That’s a good metaphor for the work you have ahead of you, Virgo. The valuable resource you’re dreaming of is definitely worth your hard work, persistence, and attention to detail. But to procure it, you’ll probably need the equivalent of several tons of those fine qualities.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) While doing research in South America four decades ago, anthropologist Claude L vi–Strauss found an indigenous tribe whose people claimed they could see the planet Venus in the daytime. This seemed impossible to him. But he later consulted astronomers who told him that in fact Venus does

emit enough light to be visible by day to a highly trained human eye. My prediction for you, Libra, is that in the coming months you will make a metaphorically equivalent leap: You will become aware of and develop a relationship with some major presence that has been virtually undetectable. And I bet the first glimpse will come this week.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Whether or not anyone has ever called you an “old soul” before, that term will suit you well in the coming months. A whole lot of wisdom will be ripening in you all at once. Past events that never quite made sense before will more clearly reveal the role they have played in your life’s master plan. Relatively unimportant desires you’ve harbored for a long time will fade away, while others that have been in the background –– and more crucial to your ultimate happiness –– will rise to prominence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

In most of my horoscopes I tell you what you can do to make yourself feel good. I advise you on how can act with the highest integrity and get in touch with what you need to learn about. Now and then, though, I like to focus on how you can help other people feel good. I direct your attention to how you can inspire them to align with their highest integrity and get in touch with what they need to learn about. This is one of those times, Sagittarius. I’m hoping you have your own ideas about how to perform these services. Here are a few of my suggestions: Listen with compassionate receptivity to the people you care for. Describe to them what they’re like when they are at their best. Give them gifts they can use to activate their dormant potential.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

If you’ve ever watched tennis matches, you know that some players grunt when they smack the ball. Does that help them summon greater power? Maybe. But the more important issue is that it can mask the sound of the ball striking the racket, thereby making it harder for their opponents to guess the force and spin of the ball that will be headed toward them. The coming week

would be an excellent time for you to hunt down a competitive advantage that’s comparable to this in your own field of endeavor.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Many people seem to believe that all of America’s Christians are and have always been fundamentalists. But the truth is that at most 35 percent of the total are fundies, and their movement has only gotten cultural traction in the last 30 years. So then why do their bizarre interpretations of the nature of reality get so much play? One reason is that they shout so loud and act so mean. Your upcoming assignment, Aquarius, is to do what you can to shift the focus from small–minded bullies to big– hearted visionaries, whether that applies to the Christians in your sphere or any other influences. It’s time to shrink any tendency you might have to get involved with energy vampires. Instead, give your full attention and lend your vigorous clout to life–affirming intelligence.


(Feb. 19–March 20) [WARNING: The following horoscope contains more than the usual dose of poetry.] Mirthful agitation! Surprising deliverance! I predict you will expose the effects of the smoke and mirrors, then find your way out of the labyrinth. Lucid irrationality! Deathless visions! I predict you will discover a secret you’d been hiding from yourself, then escape a dilemma you no longer need to struggle with. Mysterious blessings arriving from the frontiers! Refreshed fertility roused by a reborn dream! I predict you will begin to prepare a new power spot for your future use.

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Fitness Go Green 5K Run/Walk

The Chatham County Resource Protection Commission hosts the third annual Go Green 5K Trail Run/Walk, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30am. Benefiting land conservation activities. Diaper Dash, Kid K, dog costume contest, music and food. Information: Debbie Burke at 651-1456 or register at

Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

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

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

Basic Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes with Mai

Mondays, Lake Mayer in the Community Center from 8:30am - 9:30am. Zumba Toning at the JEA (Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St) Mondays @ 6 pm. Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Basic Zumba Tues & Thurs 1010:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/members, $5/ Gen. Adm. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Weds 9:30-10:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [081912]

Bellydance Fusion Classes

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

Blue Water Yoga

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

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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

Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and Semi-Private classes by

Pregnancy Yoga

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

Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

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

Savannah Disc Golf Club

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

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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

The Yoga Room

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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

Zumba Fitness (R) Classes with April

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

Zumba Fitness and Toning Classes with Anne

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

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

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

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at

307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. [062812]

What Makes A Family

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

Health Free hearing & speech screening

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-3563688 for information. [062812]

Diabetes Management Course

A fun and intensive 7-week program to reverse diabetes by following a new protocol. Meet once per week for seven weeks. Education on strategies for change, stress management techniques, films, an offsite tour, food preparation, grocery shopping. Led by Jeff Adams and Carolyn Guilford. Course begins in mid-October. Information: 912-598-8457, or 912-236-8987.

Flu Shots Now Available from Chatham County Health Department

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

Health Care for Uninsured People

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


Teaches the mom and her birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation during labor and delivery. The series of five classes are held on Monday evenings starting at 6 PM at 100 Riverview Drive. Reservations are required. Private classesavailable. Call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 to verify dates and space availability or e-mail her at carroll3620@bellsouth. net. [070812]

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Living Smart Fitness Club

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

& Wednesdays). Information: 912-447-6605. [062812]

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

Yoga on the Beach at Tybee

God’s Perfect Timing. God’s Glory, The Power & Purpose of Pain. Faith. Transformation. Location: New Covenant Holiness Church #3, 905 East Duffy Street. Tuesdays, August 7 through September 25. 7:00-8:30pm. Workshop is free. Book purchase is required. Softcover books will be available for purchase.

Guided Silent Prayer

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

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

Nature and Environment

Service of Compline

Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

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

Religious & Spiritual

“God on Broadway” Worship Series at Asbury Methodist

Blue Man Group, Sister Act, and The Civil War are some of the Broadway shows featured in Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church’s 2012 “God on Broadway” Worship Series. Every Sunday in October at 11:15a.m. 1008 East Henry Street (at Waters Ave.) All are welcome.

A New Church in the City, For the City.

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

Savannah Zen Center

Meditation, Classes & Events are held at 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: or visit us on Facebook. {062712] The Service of Compline at Christ Church has moved: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher--different location. Service of chanted Compline by candlelight will be held at historic Independent Presbyterian Church (corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe) every Sunday night at 9:00p.m. “Come, say good night to God.” [062712]

Theology on Tap

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

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Unity Church of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, www. or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. [062712] cs

Change Beyond the Pain Workshop Series

Based on the book by Monifa Robinson Groover. Topics covered: Surrender, God’s Perfect Will,

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One, Two & Three Bedrooms. 1BR & 2BR/1BA Apartments, LV Call for viewing, 912-349-4899 Room, Dining, Kitchen w/appliDouble Wide Mobile Home, $650 month, $650 Deposit. Call 912-964-4451


ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 month OffGood for this month only. 912-844-5996 OR 912-272-6820


•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656 SPACIOUS & CUTE 1BR Apt. in Ardsley Park w/laundry facility. $800/month plus deposit. No smoking, no pets. 912-236-1952


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

AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909


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

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WILMINGTON ISLAND: Johnny Mercer duplex, 2BR/1BA, LR, dining area, kitchen, newly renovated $795/month. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164 WINDSOR FOREST: 3BR/1.5BA, family room has been used as 4th BR, new CH&A, new interior paint, new windows and sliding doors. Conveniently located. No smoking. No Section 8 accepted. $959/month + security deposit. 912-920-1936

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


Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or Jack, 342-3840. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln Street. $165/week plus deposit. Includes microwave, refrigerator, central heat & air & utilities! Call Charles, 912.655.7653

ROOM FOR RENT Safe, Quiet environment in nearly new home. Utilities & cable included. On busline. $125/weekly, $75/deposit. Call 912-484-1347 ROOMMATES WANTED East Savannah: Very clean. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-961-2842


Prefer middle-aged female. Nonsmoking, no pets. Utilities included and washer/dryer connection. $325/month, $100/deposit. Call 912-441-6105





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transportation 900

cars 910

1999 Ford Bucket Truck 75k, good condition, working height 35’, ac/heater. $ 17995. 912- 927-2803


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

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WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 Boats & accessories 950 20FT. BOAT, 175 Johnson Evinrude. New water pumps. Aluminum Trailer. 40 gallon gas tank. $3,000 OBO. Call 912-236-0165 for more information Campers/rVs 960

CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890


PRIVATE OFFICE within private business. $450 and $350 monthly. Share bathroom. Includes electricity, water. 912-996-1670. Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at

rooms for rent 895

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995

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EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

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


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177.

1993 SPORTSMAN, 27ft camper. Sleeps 6-8ppl easy! Great for hunters or family trips. $7,500 OBO. Casey,(229)-326-8358 or Zach (770)540-9921 (Sylvania)

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2012 the

Buccaneer ball is back! Where the Elite Eat (& Plunder) in Their Bare Feet Thursday â&#x20AC;˘ October 4 â&#x20AC;˘ 6-10pm

Join us for an evening of dancing, frivolity & food! Come one, come all, to the Buccaneer Ball! The Crab Shack hosts the kick off to the 8th Annual Pirate Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all! The Buccaneer Ball boasts costume contests, grub and grog as only the Crab Shack can provide, and, of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches! This event is open to pirates and wenches over the age of 18. King and Queen will be crowned at 7:30 and will reign over the Ball and the rest of the Pirate Fest weekend festivities.

Costume prizes for Best Buccaneer & Best Wench awarded at 9pm. A bountiful feast featuring Roast Suckling Pig, Crab Doubloons, CaribBEANS, Peg Leg Chicken, Bahamian Mac & Cheese, Drunken Fruit, swords of shrimp and more. Food will be promptly presented from 6:30-8:30. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door


Connect Savannah October 3, 2012  

Vince Neil on Tybee!

Connect Savannah October 3, 2012  

Vince Neil on Tybee!