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Wednesday Reclaiming Old West Broad Street: I-16 Exit Ramp Removal Study Open House

What: Should the I-16 ramp stay or go? The culmination of a two-anda-half year feasibility study will be presented in an open house format. Remarks at 6pm. Sponsored by Metropolitan Planning Commission. When: Wed. July 18, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Con Ed Building, 714 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: thempc.org/

Celebrate Scouting Dedication of U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp

What: Ceremony and reception to dedicate new postage stamp honoring 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, and to place Juliette Gordon Low’s 2012 Medal of Freedom at Juliette Low Birthplace for exhibit. Refreshments by Leopold’s. When: Wed. July 18, 4:15 p.m. Where: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (in the garden), 10 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah Info: juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/

Metropolitan Opera: Summer HD Encores

What: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Starring Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala. Staged as a Victorian-era murder mystery, love triangle and ghost story. An encore screening of the HD recording of this year’s live performance. When: Wed. July 18, 6:30 p.m. Where: Regal Savannah Stadium 10, 1132 Shawnee, Cost: $12.50 Info: www.metoperafamily.org/

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Theater: Parallel Lives

When: Thu. July 19, 8 p.m., Fri. July 20, 8

p.m., Sat. July 21, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville

Rd. Discounts avail. Info: 912-224-6513.

The Drama Bums present hit two-woman comedy written and made famous by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. Performed by Sheila Lynne Bolda and Michelle Padgett playing nearly 25 roles in a montage of sketches offering satiric commentary on the world as we know it.

Cost: $12 Gen. Adm.

Film: Hangar 18 (1980, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a special screening in honor of the 65th anniversary of the Roswell UFO crash. When: Wed. July 18, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com/

Savannah, GA 31401 When: Thu. July 19, 6 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Museum admission. Info: www.scadmoa.org/

‘Journey to the Beloved Community’ Reception

What: Opening of tandem quilt and

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photo exhibit (see story this issue). When: July 19 6 pm Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball Home Stand

Lecture & Signing: Benjamin Busch

What: Eight nights of baseball (okay, Sunday it’s a day game), from Thurs. July 19-Thurs. July 26. Game times: Th/Fri/Mon/Tues/Wed at 7:05pm. Sat at 6:05pm. Sun at 2:05pm. Where: Historic Grayson Stadium in Daffin Park, 1401 E. Victory Dr., Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. (discounts avail.) Info: sandgnats.com/

‘Look Again’ Gallery Talk

What: A short conversation about the current Ivan Navarro exhibition “Heaven or Las Vegas.” Guest lecturer is Isolde Brielmaier. 601 Turner Blvd.

What: Author, actor (The Wire) and Iraq War veteran, contributor to Harper’s and guest commentator on All Things Considered. Speaking and signing his memoir “Dust to Dust.” When: Thu. July 19, 7 p.m. Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: thebookladybookstore.com/

Film: Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

What: Occupy Savannah presents “Occupy The Bean,” a film screening of Heist, a 2011 documentary based

on a memo found from the 1970s that proposes to take over the US economy. When: Thu. July 19, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: sentientbean.com/

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Friday Andrew Low’s 200th Birthday Celebration What: Events

at Laurel Grove Cemetery include wreath laying, bagpiper, and remarks by Hugh Golson. Reception follows at Andrew Low House, 329 Abercorn St. Also, fee to Low house waived Saturday, 7/21. When: Friday 10 a.m. Where: Laurel Grove Cemetery and Andrew Low House Cost: Free and open to public Info: 912/233-1828

Flavors of Haiti

What: Sample a taste of Haitian art, music and cuisine from local restaurants. Proceeds construct a LEED certified orphanage in Haiti. Sponsored by local chapter of US

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Concert: Soprano Ashley Adams

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What: Farewell recital by Savannah’s Adams as she relocates. Features Mozart, Puccini, Obradors and musical theatre. Reception follows. When: Fri. July 20, 7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W. 31st St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-484-0628.

What: Owens-Thomas curator Tania Sammons on newly opened exhibition in conjunction with 50th anniversary of Studio Glass Movement. When: Mon. July 23, 1 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: telfair.org/

Theatre: Legally Blonde The Musical Opens

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What: Savannah Summer Theatre

Institute presents. Where: Savannah County Day School auditorium, 824 Stillwood Drive When: 7 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28; 2 p.m. July 22 and 29 Cost: $15 adults, $12 students Info: (843) 715–2188 savannahsummertheatre.com

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Saturday Canoe Trip at Ft. King George

What: Canoe the Altamaha River with

a naturalist/historian guide, through the Barrington Lake region. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets provided. Bring snacks, sunscreen, bug spray. When: Sat. July 21, 9 a.m. Where: Meet at Fort King George Historic Site Museum, 302 McIntosh Rd SE, Darien Cost: $35. Reservations required. Info: 912-437-4770. www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Fruits, veggies, baked goods

and more from local and regional growers/producers. When: Sat. July 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Info: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org/

Back to School Event

What: School supplies, info on school registration, health fair, dental screenings, info. When: Sat. July 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Dinner Theatre: Murder Ahoy!

What: Pirate-themed whodunit. Performed through entire room where you dine. Solve mystery and win a prize, or watch. When: Sat. July 21, 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 411 W. Bay St. Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children

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Tuesday Tongue Open Mouth and Music Show

Film: Polisse (2011, France)

What: Psychotronic Film Society’s “Mov-

ies Savannah Missed” series continues with this crime drama of a crime reporter assigned to a juvenile police division who begins an affair with one of her subjects. Co-Sponsored by CinemaSavannah. Screens at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm. When: Sun. July 22 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: 912-713-1137 www.musesavannah.org/

Info: 912-247-4644 . www.savannahcommunitytheater.com/

Film: Big (USA, 1988)

What: Tom Hanks as the boy who makes a wish “to be big” in classic rom-com. When: Sat. July 21, 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Cost: $8, $6.50 for 55+. Info: 912-525-5050 . www.lucastheatre. com/

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Sunday A House Divided: One Family’s Civil War Journeys

What: Expert professional staff lead an in-depth tour of the Juliette Low Birthplace with a focus on the Civil War era. By reservation only. When: Sun. July 22, 4:30 p.m. Where: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $15 Info: 912-233-4501. www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/

What: A poetry and music open mic

with emphasis on original, thoughtful work in 4 minutes or less. When: Tue. July 24, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: sentientbean.com/

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Wednesday Picnic in the Gardens to Celebrate the Americans With Disabilities Act

What: Visit Bamboo Farm’s allaccessible garden and enjoy food, fun and fellowship, in celebration of 22nd anniversary of signing of ADA. When: Wed. July 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Bamboo Farm, 2 Canebrake Info: 912-920-2414 to RSVP.

Film: Ernest Borgnine Tribute Laser Mission (USA, 1989)

What: Unintentionally hilarious dud co-starring late Brandon Lee, who plays a mercenary working for the CIA. Meanwhile Borgnine struggles with his lines and can’t maintain a believable German accent. When: Wed. July 25, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

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Is the fix in for T-SPLOST? by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

Over the years Chatham County voters have developed a reputation for apathy in keeping with our general laid–back attitude. But there’s one thing we’re not apathetic about at all: For some reason voters here will happily crawl over broken glass to vote new taxes on themselves. I’ve never seen anything like it. Must be something in the water. We already pay several concurrent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes, popularly known by advocates as “penny taxes” though they generally add up to quite a bit more than pennies over the course of a year. If the newest penny tax, T–SPLOST, is approved by voters throughout the coastal region (more on that later) on July 31 (more on that later too), Savannah’s sales tax burden will be eight percent — nearly the same as the municipal sales tax in New York City. Do I have your attention now? The T stands for Transportation, of course, and refers to the $500 million laundry list of public works projects in Chatham County which would likely be funded, assuming the measure passes as such measures historically do here. (But if it shouldn’t pass this month, the authors of the T–SPLOST legislation thoughtfully provided the opportunity for a second vote two years from now!) The chance to get all that “free” money — and the seductive prospect of politicians not having to take responsibility for raising taxes, since you will have voted for it, not them — means that the special interests who will benefit from T-SPLOST don’t leave anything to chance. By some counts, about $10 million has been spent throughout Georgia on pro–T– SPLOST marketing by entities such as the Chamber of Commerce and the state’s powerful road–building lobby. You’re getting things in the mail pushing you to vote for it, and you’re seeing CAT buses covered with advertising for it.

Must be a pretty big deal if the nation’s 100th-or-so largest market is about to have roughly the same tax rate as the nation’s number-one market. Right? Then why does such an important vote take place in the middle of summer, when so many voters are out of town, rather than during the high–turnout presidential election this November? “Supporters spend a lot of money on consultants to tell them when to hold the election so that the tax will pass,” says Jeffrey Rayno, former Chatham County commissioner. “They always put these things on a day when they’ll be guaranteed the least amount of voters, because that makes it easier to get their supporters to outnumber the people who are against the tax.” So, the tax has its own lobbying arm and website (complete with section called “How Can I Help Explain the Importance of T–SPLOST to My Friends and Family”), and the timing of the vote is calculated to help its passage. Not exactly a fair fight. But that’s the norm with SPLOST measures. One major — and majorly problematic — difference between this SPLOST and prior ones is that this big pot of money will be administered not by elected officials, but by an appointed regional board, after it passes through the Georgia Department of Transportation. Only 25 percent of the money collected here is guaranteed to be spent on purely local projects. The other 75 percent is allocated on the basis of which projects benefit our 10-county coastal region. Ten! “There’s bound to be political favoritism,” predicts Rayno. “You’ll inevitably get someone on the board with no qualifications who will be expected to rubber stamp things, and we won’t have any

control over what they do.” Indeed, court challenges are already being prepared, alleging that the far-flung regional architecture of T–SPLOST — metro Atlanta is its own region — violates the concept of home rule and is essentially taxation without representation. “It’s a form of blackmail. If it’s voted down in Chatham County but the other counties in the coastal region pass it, it puts us in this whole regional deal anyway,” says Rayno, who’s also head of the local chapter of the Constitution Party, actually the third largest political party in the U.S. (“much to the chagrin of the Libertarians,” he jokes.) The number ten also figures in the life of the tax. Six years is the current lifespan of local SPLOST measures, but T-SPLOST would last an entire decade. “A ten–year tax is just too long a time. The time frame should be shorter and more focused,” says Rayno. “And you’ll notice all the projects are in ‘phases,’ which means when the ten years is up they’ll say ‘hey we only got the road halfway built, you can’t stop the tax now.’” Georgia’s very low gasoline tax is often cited as the reason a new transportation tax is needed. T-SPLOST supporters say to fund proposed projects through the gas tax alone would require an untenable increase of about 25 cents per gallon. Rayno’s quick answer. “Then prioritize the list of projects to a manageable level.” Historically some of the thorniest issues with SPLOST measures have to do with the sheer size and scope — and thus the increased likelihood that taxpayer money will be irresponsibly spent. “There’s a real history of not taking care of the money. The politicians don’t oversee things well, so you end up getting all kinds of change orders. They go with the low bidder, who immediately starts adding on more cost,” Rayno says. “There’s also a real failure to explain how we accomplished things before SPLOST taxes. For example, there’s now a fine road system between Savannah and Augusta which was built without a penny of


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SPLOST money.” One thing I can say for T– SPLOST: It’s bringing Savannah together. It’s a truly bipartisan phenomenon. Needless to say, the local Democratic establishment supports T– SPLOST, as they typically do any new tax. But the Savannah Morning News has also endorsed it. High-profile local Republican (and president of an engineering firm) Eric Johnson supports it. And the bright red pickups of road contractor R. B. Baker are rolling around town sporting new pro–tax bumper stickers. Many of my friends with no financial interest in the vote wholeheartedly support T– SPLOST for its ability to fund projects, such as demolishing the I–16 onramp at MLK Blvd., that would be unlikely to find funding otherwise. (For a supportive take on another penny tax, E–SPLOST, see Jessica Leigh Lebos’s column.) But here’s a thought exercise for you as the July 31 vote approaches: T-SPLOST supporters keep repeating the mantra “There’s no Plan B” if the vote fails. But if the proposed projects are so important — why the hell isn’t there a Plan B? If the projects are vital to our community, why are politicians so eager to pass the buck to you to make the decision to fund them? It’s “only a penny,” but those pennies will add up over ten years. Just because a tax can fund things that might not otherwise happen, doesn’t necessarily mean they always should fund them. “There are things we want, and things we need,” concludes Rayno. “Rebuilding bridges that are crumbling and maybe causing people to die is a need. Most of these other projects they’re promising are simply wants.” The vote’s up to you, but someone sure wanted to stack the deck strongly in T-SPLOST’s favor. That should at least give you pause.

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by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

E-SPLOST in translation DURING THE school year, I make my kids keep their shoes outside. Not just because anything that’s touched their feet smells like it mopped up Godzilla’s bathroom, though anyone who has ever stood near a sweaty 12 year–old boy knows this to be true. The main reason is that they bring home enough dirt in their shoes every day to sow corn, and I get sick of sweeping it up. They also transport nearly the same amount in the cuffs of their pants, but they balk at taking off their pants in the front yard. All this dirty dirt comes from the school playground. Really, “playground” is a generous term for the desolate back lot of Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, a place that for as long as anyone can remember has borne a striking resemblance to an abandoned Bedouin camel pen instead what you’d expect from of one of the district’s most coveted schools. Broken bricks surface every time it rains, and most of the equipment looks like it was salvaged from the bottom of the sea. While other schools might gun for fancy rocking climbing walls and gold–gilded swings that push themselves, we’d just be happy with some of that spongy surfacing stuff to break a fall during a game of kickball. But it’s cool. Us public school parents voted and we voted hard, and E-SPLOST is gonna take care of it. The district promised it would happen last September. And then again over winter break. Surely, it’ll happen this summer. Right? Spliishhh. That is the sound of sinking hopes. And overused brooms. While phase one of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax raised a nice $304 million bucks to cover capital improvements in existing schools and build a couple of new ones, the Savannah–Chatham County Board of Education sheepishly admitted last week that it’s short $16 million to pay for the rest of its promises. “No money has been lost, no funds have been misappropriated,” assured district chief of staff David Fields at

last Wednesday’s BOE meeting. “We just collected less than we thought we would.” The current economic aridity means less pennies in the coffers than projected back in 2006, when no one had yet heard of the Great Recession. The unfortunate and untimely passing of COO Otis Brock, who monitored the numbers and tried to dial back the budget several times, has left the district more than a little lost. Fields

“What I’m worried about is that we seem to have two tiers of schools now, some where everything is brand new and others that are deteriorating,” lamented board member Julie Wade. has shuffled the budget line by line to even things out, deferring certain projects to E-SPLOST II and cutting some maintenance and HVAC repairs all together. Ellis’ little playground of horrors is on the deferred list, but it’s the least dramatic (and least expensive) of the chops: Heard Elementary, the most overcrowded school in the district at 148 percent capacity, won’t be getting its new wing anytime soon. Welcome to another year of portable classrooms in the parking lot, kids. “Frankly, our school looks like a trailer park,” declared Heard parent Michael Edwards to the board, articulating the image of three kids in two chairs to illustrate what 148 percent capacity looks like. Also deferred are much–needed expansions for jam–packed Hesse and Isle of Hope, which have recently transitioned from elementary to K–8. (A fat high–five to the BOE for phasing out the concept of middle school, which is basically The Hunger Games without the trackerjackers. Who’s bright idea was it anyway to isolate children in the throes of puberty so

they can socially assassinate each other in their own building?) It’d be easy to be outraged over the shortfall. We voted not once but twice to pay a penny for every dollar we spend with the understanding that Savannah’s public schools — not just the “good” ones but all of them — would get what they needed. Bids were made, plans were drafted. Some schools — like Pulaski and the as–of–yet unused New Hampstead High out on I–16 — have sparkling new campuses. Others are going to have to wait. “What I’m worried about is that we seem to have two tiers of schools now, some where everything is brand new and others that are deteriorating,” lamented board member Julie Wade, whose district contains five of the seven deferred projects. The discrepancy is strangely ironic, with high–performing schools like Ellis and Hesse occupying some of the most decrepit facilities. This just goes to show that brick–and–mortar doesn’t actually provide the best education; fine teachers and involved parents do that. (Case in point: Oglethorpe Charter, who will still get its new building but not new furniture.) Still, overcrowding conditions need to be moved to the tippy–top of the E-SPLOST II list — and hazardous conditions like the Ellis filth pit addressed now, while school’s still out for summer. After looking at photos presented by Ellis parents Shauna Kucera and Michelle Haberland, Superintendent Thomas Lockamy agreed, promising to find the extra pennies to get ‘er done. The truth is, I’m not mad. I get it: Money you thought was going to be there isn’t. Happens to the best of us. I don’t regret my E-SPLOST votes one bit, nor do I blame the BOE. I believe once it all shakes down, the board will keep its word. But if my kids are still bringing home dirt in their shoes when school starts again, I’ll sweep it up in a bag to sprinkle around at the next BOE meeting.  cs


Like her late stepfather, Alexis Alexander is a trailblazer in her own way

ALEXIS ALEXANDER and her mother Ann Robinson — obviously battered from the heat and long days knocking on doors — start holding up “5forAlexis” campaign signs just after rush hour at the corner of Liberty Parkway and Mills B. Lane, 52nd Street. Each time a motorist honked with approval, Alexander, a 38–year–old administrative assistant screamed, cheered and giggled as if she were her own cheerleader. She’s a political neophyte banking that her legacy as the stepdaughter of the late Robbie Robinson — and the fact she was raised in the 5th District — will push her ahead in a very competitive race for the Chatham County Commission. The primary is this July 31. Her opponents: Clinton Young; the popular but controversial Minister Yusuf Shabazz; and Warren Hickman, remembered for his organizing efforts during President Barack Obama’s presidential bid. Alexander has a few political godfathers working behind the scenes trying to get her ready for the office. Retired Alderman Clifton Jones, for one, said he supports her candidacy because she listens and is willing to learn. He says her lack of political savvy should not be held against her. “I don’t think any of them running has experience. They’ll all be basically starting from scratch.’’ It might be her nervous laughter, but the question of whether Alexander is ready to take on such a responsibility continues to come up each time she giggles before responding to a serious question.

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Politicians aren’t born, Jones said. “No matter what most people say about politicians, you rarely find homegrown politicians,’’ Jones said. ”People just decide that’s what they want to do. I’m supporting her because I believe she is the best candidate.” Alexander’s life experience as the stepdaughter of Robinson might give her a leg up. She was just 8 years old when her mother married Robinson, a noted civil rights attorney with political aspirations. Her mother says Alexis, a precocious child, felt comfortable listening to grown folks talk. And, she was there when Robinson started erecting campaign signs in the 5th District for a seat on City Council. Robinson was a press–the–flesh type of politician, and he didn’t leave his stepdaughter at home when he sought a seat in the district that covers parts of the Savannah’s southside, inner city Savannah and formerly rural areas such as Liberty City, Richfield, Southover and Summerside. She was 14 years old in December 1989 when Robinson became a Savannah legend, not only for what he did in life but the tragic way in which he died. Robinson was cut down in his prime when Walter Leroy Moody, a failed law student, sent a pipe bomb to his office on Abercorn Street. He

shared the same fate on the same day as a U.S. Appellate Court Judge Robert Vance in Birmingham, Alabama. (Two other mail bombs were sent to a federal court in Atlanta and the Jacksonville, Fla. office of the NAACP but those bombs were discovered before they exploded.) Robinson and Vance died as a result of the horrific work of Moody, a domestic terrorist now serving two life terms, plus 400 years. It’s ironic that Moody’s signature trademark on the mail bombs was patriotic. The pipe bombs were wrapped in brown paper tied with string, printed red and white labels and postage stamps depicting an American flag. Savannah leaders named a parking garage near the courthouse after Robinson, as well as ad two neighborhood parks where little children play and older children scribble names on picnic tables. It’s believed that Robinson’s work in the civil rights movement made him a target. He wrote legal briefs urging the desegregation of Savannah schools and participated in other efforts with John Finney, now executive director of the Economic Opportunity Authority; and Mayor Edna Jackson, said Finney, also an Alexander supporter. Elected the first African–American alderman in his district in the mid– ’80s, Robinson placed the first traffic

light at Liberty Parkway and 52nd Street; where Alexis and his late wife now campaign. He made sure other rural areas annexed by the city received a fair share of paved roads, street lights, sidewalks, fire hydrants and storm drains. Those are monumental occasions for neighborhoods that only fairly recently had turned from pig farming in backyards to subdivisions. For many Robinson’s name stands for progress. As for his stepdaughter, she’s screaming up a storm and knocking on doors and, unusually, is keeping her campaign off the Internet. She blames Google for inaccurately informing her that if elected she’d be the first female commissioner in the 5th District. She put that information on her campaign literature and had to apologize publicly for not knowing that the late Deanie Frazier had served in that post. She knows when people recognize her on the street as Robinson’s stepdaughter they assume that she’s trying to step into his shoes. “He taught me if you come in contact with people you can reach them,” Alexander says. “A lot of people look at me and they think I’m trying to be like him. He taught me his ways and he gave me a foundation. But I could never be Robert Robinson.’’ If you ask the street committee, they’re betting that Yusuf Shabazz, an ambitious political upstart who has had to overcome his history of being placed on an extremist watch list by the Southern Poverty Law Center less than a decade ago, has transformed his image as a “bad news” candidate. Shabazz says he no longer has ties to The New Black Panther Party in Savannah and presents himself as a civil engineer, restaurant owner and recently ordained minister in a church he and his wife (who represents the district on City Council) founded. Ironically given Alexander’s family roots, Shabazz actually has more name recognition. And at the ballot box name recognition counts. cs

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

Rapist at large A drawing depicting a man who raped a Savannah woman in early June has been released by police who are asking the public to help identify him.

The woman was attacked near her house in the downtown area about 6 a.m. The suspect is described as a clean–shaven, slender black male, approximately six feet tall with long dreadlocks and wearing a black baseball cap. • Police continue to investigate after a robbery and kidnapping at a Family Dollar last week. Kenneth Bennett, 46, is OK after being held at gunpoint, robbed and kidnapped just after 1 p.m. Police surrounded a house and took five people into custody several

hours later. One man was believed to be the suspect in the incident. Detectives are continuing to investigate, but have not filed any charges at this time. • A man died after stabbing injuries sustained in a fight between family members last week. Tyrone Bailey, 56, died three days after being stabbed by family member Joseph Bailey, 38, after the two got into an argument that escalated into the victim being stabbed, beaten, and hospitalized in critical condition. Joseph Bailey was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. • A 19–year–old Savannah woman who was struck by a car and the driver who hit her each were transported to Memorial University Medical Center. Kelsea Tompkins was walking with two other people across Derenne Avenue at Waters Avenue about 3:45 a.m. when she was struck by a car being driven west on Derenne.

She was hospitalized for treatment of serious but non–life threatening injuries. The driver, Ester Grace Simmons of Savannah, was transported with complaints of pain.

Criminal Investigations Division dectectives from SCMPD are continuing to investigate the shooting. Initial indications are that the call e; larg Sketch of rapist at • Police are sorting out two men shot Crimestoppers at 234-2020 details of a shooting that each other in an hospitalized two men over altercation. the weekend. Anyone with information on the Marquis Xavier Anderson of the incident is asked to call CrimestopWilmington Island area and Michael pers at (912) 234-2020. Dontray Mason of the East Savannah Tipsters remain anonymous and area were transported with gunshot may qualify for a cash reward. cs wounds after the 1 a.m. incident on the 500 block of Indian Street. Anderson was listed in serious condition. Mason was admitted for observation. Downtown precinct patrol officers responded to a shots fired call and found Anderson in the street. Mason was located nearby in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office at West Bay and Fahm streets. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


My mother is prone to kidney stones—no problems in a while, but lately she’s had symptoms that made her think perhaps she was cooking up a new stone or two. I noticed she drinks a lot of Coca-Cola and wondered if this was a causative agent, but from what I see online apparently it’s a cure for kidney stones. I never heard of this before, but there’s stuff all over the Web and YouTube about it. What’s the Straight Dope? —Jenny, Georgia You’ll never guess. For those who haven’t heard of it, kidney flushing has indeed been enthusiastically embraced all over the Internet, on the usual holistic/herbal/ spiritual sites. The reasoning goes: 1. Asparagus is good for the kidneys, and a mild diuretic to boot. 2. Coca-Cola contains phosphoric acid, and we’ve all heard it can dissolve nails. 3. Therefore, consuming huge amounts of asparagus and Coca-Cola will dissolve and flush those nasty kidney stones. The exact instructions vary. Some specify Coke or Classic Coke; others say Diet Coke, Pepsi, or even Dr. Pepper may also be efficacious. In any case, the general procedure is to cook six to eight ounces of asparagus, blend it into a smoothie, chug it, then drink either a six- or twelve-pack of the appropriate soft drink, followed by lots of water. If there are no results in one to three days, repeat until the stones dissolve or pass. Some recommend peeing through pantyhose or a coffee filter to catch the shards. My assistant Una rifled through the scientific databases and found no studies on kidney flushing. Could it work, though? Let’s give this some thought. Most kidney stones are made up of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, or both. Urinary tract infections can form struvite stones (magnesium ammonium phosphate, if that means anything to you). Uric acid stones turn up sometimes, and rarely one finds stones

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formed from cystine, an amino acid. Determining what type of stones you have is critical to treating and preventing them. For example, high levels of oxalate from some foods can lead to calcium stones, struvite stones are encouraged by alkaline urine, and acidic urine contributes to uric acid stones. Cystine stones can be reduced by alkaline urine. You see the problem: a treatment that fights one kind of stone—namely making the urine more acidic or alkaline—can be the very thing that helps another kind of stone form. If you start medicating yourself with some Internet remedy without first establishing what sort of stones you’ve got, you could make things worse. That said, changing your diet and urine pH can in fact help prevent or sometimes reverse kidney stone formation, and with this in mind doctors have been investigating ways of modifying urine chemistry for at least 80 years. Turns out some stones can be dissolved through diet, but it generally takes weeks or months. In 1939 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital reported that even tenacious calcium stones could be dissolved, but only by direct application (via catheter) of sodium citrate and citric acid, and only after nearly three weeks of treatment. So let’s consider our remedy. Asparagus will make urine slightly more alkaline. It also contains oxalates, which will make calcium-based stones worse, and purine, which is bad for uric acid stones. Coca-Cola on the other hand will make urine more acidic. Given the relative proportions of the kidney flush mix, we’d expect the resulting mess to make your urine slightly more acidic. Kidney stones of half a centimeter or less pass spontaneously about 70 percent of the time, and stones up to one centimeter have nearly a 50 percent chance of passing without treatment. Will you do yourself any harm? Probably not. It’s not like there’s some more effective treatment you’d have to forego to dose yourself with Coke. Then again, of the top 20 Google hits that came up for “kidney flush asparagus coke,” not one mentioned the importance of determining the type of stone before treatment, and only a couple thought it might be helpful to consult a doctor. Not to harp on the unreliability of the Internet, but on serious matters you need to speak to someone with a clue.

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news of the weird The newest human right Perspective: Of the world’s 7 billion people, an estimated 2.6 billion do not have toilet access, and every day a reported 4,000 children die from sanitation-related illnesses. However, in May, in Portland, Ore., Douglas Eki and “Jason” Doctolero were awarded $332,000 for wrongful firing because they complained about being inconvenienced at work by not having an easily available toilet. Menzies Aviation had arranged for the men to use facilities at nearby businesses at their Portland International Airport site, but the men said they felt unwelcome at those places and continued to complain (and use buckets). One juror said afterward that having easy access to a toilet was a “basic human right,” citing the “dignity (of) being able to go to the bathroom within 30 seconds or a minute.” Said Doctolero, “Hopefully, no one will have to suffer what I went through.”

The Entrepreneurial Spirit • When Sherry Bush returned home in Westlake, Ohio, in May, she found an “invoice” written on a napkin, left by “Sue Warren,” billing her $75 for a housecleaning that Warren had done while Bush was out. However, Bush never heard of Warren, and there had been reports by others in Westlake of Warren’s aggressive acquisition of “clients.” “Did you get the wrong house?” Bush asked Warren when she found “Sue Warren Cleaning” online. “No,” said Warren, “I do this all the time. I

just stop and clean your house.” Warcommented on the professional netren was not immediately charged with work Science 2.0, “I’ve probably had a crime. hundreds of spermatophores ejaculate • Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker on my fingers and never felt a sting.” still owes the IRS a reported $6 mil• A start-up venture in Singapore lion and now sells a line of “survival” announced in June that it has develproducts to help true believers live oped an adult diaper made of “Sofshell,” through the coming apocalypse. (It is a substance that hardens on contact unclear whether believers need to “surand redistributes weight -- so that if vive,” since the popular seniors fall on their rear reading of the apocalypse ends, the impact will be casts it as a fast track to absorbed with a lesser heaven for the faithful.) risk of broken bones. The Talking Points Memo One of the developers The time is blog did some comparademonstrated by dropright for tive shopping and found ping a bowling ball on dancing in the many of Bakker’s items to a cellphone protected streets be overpriced by as much by the material, and the as 100 percent. Bakker phone suffered not a also offers the devout a scratch. $100 Silver Solution Total • Researchers at the Body Cleanse Kit, which National University of includes enemas. Singapore described, in a recent issue of the Radical Science journal Biology Letters, how a certain species • Medical Marvel: A of male tropical spider 63-year-old woman in seemingly improves its South Korea bit into a porchances of successful tion of squid and later felt mating by castrating itself after releas“bug-like organisms” moving around ing sperm. The scientists hypothesize in her mouth. According to doctors at that testes-removal makes the male the National Center for Biotechnology nimbler and better able to trick and Information in Bethesda, Md., writoutflank competitor males that attempt ing in a recent paper, the squid had to reinseminate the same females. probably expelled its spermatophores Improving their strategic mobility also as if it were attempting insemination. enables the male to avoid being killed (When squid is eaten in the West, the by the female, which is yet another hazinternal organs have been removed, ard in the spider-mating process. but apparently not in South Korea.) A scientist who has worked with squid

Leading Economic Indicators • While top stars of World Wrestling Entertainment, such as John Cena and Triple H, earn upwards of several hundred thousand dollars a year in U.S. rings, pro wrestlers in Senegal can (in the wrestling variation called laamb) make almost that amount too. In May, the undefeated national “champion,” the “King of the Arena” Yekini, suffered his first defeat in 15 years at the hands of Balla Gaye 2, before a capacity crowd at Demba Diop Stadium in Dakar, earning the combatants a reported equivalent of $300,000 each. (Per capita income in the U.S. is about $40,000 and in Senegal, $1,900.) • Hard Times: (1) In May, the Missoula (Mont.) Sheriff ’s Office was investigating the theft of a car from the victim’s yard -- a 1976 Ford Pinto (which, in addition to being a Pinto, had four flat tires). (2) In Mesa, Ariz., in May, Manuel Ovalle, 35, was charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a home and taking a Playstation 3 and two bags of water from the home’s swimming pool. (Ovalle told police his own home had no water supply.)

Critters’ World • Suspicions Confirmed: Scientists from Lund University’s Primate Research Station Furuvik in Sweden announced in May that they had evidence that chimpanzees are able to delay using weapons they encounter, hide them and retrieve them later for use against “foes.” The weapons were


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JACK WILLIAMS At 8 p.m. Friday, July 20

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When this project began, with your first EP, it was all you. Has that changed? Aaron Graves: It’s kind of mostly all me. With live shows, I would just be playing with whoever was around, so the live lineup has changed all the time. But now it’s a set live lineup, with my wife Jessica and our friend Chris. But we all live together, so they’re way more involved in the recording process now. I’ll get an idea, and I’ll start recording it, and then me and Chris will sit down and do stuff, Jessica will throw in her two cents, so it’s kind of more of a band feel. But I still come up with a lot of ideas, and we’ll work through it together. How did you get interested in the recording process? Aaron Graves: I grew up playing drums, and was playing drums in a couple bands. And we got a four– track, because we didn’t have any way to record anything. I got it off eBay and just started messing around with it. Building up four tracks real fast and finding out about mixing. And then somebody gave me a really crappy Best Buy program, and I could do 24 tracks on that. So we would all record on that, and mix all the drums down to just one input. Then everybody would do everything separately and I’d be figuring out the overdubs. “Man! We filled up 24 tracks!” So I’d mix that down and start a new project. That recording process kind of turned into my writing process. I’ll come up with 30 seconds of an idea, I’ll record it and flesh it all out, and then I’ll go “I’ve got to finish this song.” So I’ll cut and paste, or come up with a new part, something like that. It’ll start with 30 seconds of a fully fleshed–out part. Can you articulate exactly what it is you’re striving to achieve? Aaron Graves: I help run a label in Columbia, with Chris, who’s in the

band, and our friend Jordan. I think that’s the main goal I really want to work out. That’s super fun, just being able to help people put out their music, and trying to find more ears for that music. That kinda goes hand in hand with having a band, you always want that for your band. And we’re really focused on the community aspect of music. That’s always been really important to us. And playing shows in new towns is great because you get to meet so many people you wouldn’t necessarily get to meet. And a lot of times you keep in touch with them, trying to build bridges between music communities. “Indie folk,” “quirky acoustic–pop,” even “hugging music” ... people in print and online seem to define your music in different ways. What is it to you? Aaron Graves: Especially on the last record, the themes, the lyrical content, was like a little bit darker than the song actually sounds. When I was making the whole thing up, it was before I met my wife, I was living by myself and spending a lot of time alone. It was a way to cope with feelings and sadness and stuff like that. So I tried to make up melodies and parts that were fun, and would make me laugh. If was recording something and it was goofy enough to make me laugh, or sounded goofy enough, I would just want to do it over and over again. It would bring me out of that state. What’s with the fake beards? Aaron Graves: One time I was about to play a house show, and I made a beard mask with clouds on the sides, and a rainbow connecting it. And Jessica makes kids’ clothes and sells them at craft shows — so she made the green beards off of that design. Green is supposed to symbolize personal growth in general. My own beard is really weak, and I’ve always wanted to grow a gnarly beard. But it can’t happen because it’s just clear and stringy. So it kind of symbolizes this way of growing something I can’t physically grow — and that’s where the green color comes in, too. CS Those Lavender Whales, Coma Cinema, Magic Places Where: 2301 Bull St. When: At 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22 Hear the band: thoselavernderwhales. bandcamp.com

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The live incarnation of TLW — which includes Graves’ wife, Jessica Bornick, and family friend Chris Gardener — is booked at a July 22 public house party, along with Savannah’s electronic wizard Magic Places and Columbia’s other indie–pop heartthrobs, Coma Cinema. Tomahawk of Praise, the first full– length album by Those Lavender Whales, was released in January.

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For all save the most hard–hearted among us, it’s an inarguable ideal: An inclusive society where discriminations surrounding race, class, gender, ability and sexuality dissolve in the bright, clear light of common human decency. A global culture where poverty and hunger are unacceptable. Not a utopia devoid of conflict or problems, but a reality in which all citizens care for each other and are in turn, cared for by each other. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often referred to this as The Beloved Community, a term first coined by theologian Josiah Royce to describe a Platonic abstraction of truth and justice. But for Dr. King, the Beloved Community remained an obtainable goal on earth, the end result of practicing nonviolence and reconciliation. Almost 45 years after his assassination, some might argue that we aren’t any closer to achieving his quixotic vision, mired as we are in seemingly insurmountable economic woes and

Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community, a story quilt by Beth Mount.

moral degradation. Yet a tender goodwill—Dr. King called it “agape” love—continues to flow between fellow humans, proving we are still on the path. The proof is right there in Journey to the Beloved Community, a three–month long series of events that begins with an exhibit opening at the Jepson Center for the Arts Thursday, July 19.   Central to the Jepson show are the dynamic story quilts of Beth Mount, a pioneer in person–centered planning for those living with physical and mental disabilities. A colleague of Savannah–Chatham Citizens Advocacy director Tom Kohler and a speaker at Creative Coast’s TEDx event last spring, Mount bases her vibrant quilts on the lives of her clients, many of whom have made massive transitions from complete dependence to working and living on

their own. “I use the artistic process not just as a pragmatic tool but also as a metaphor for the design of a meaningful life,” writes Mount in her artist statement, but stresses that she does not want to “gloss over the difficulty that invisible and marginalized people and their families face.” Though Mount’s quilts are significant in the way they have engaged vulnerable people in a creative process, exhibit curator Tania Sammons validates their aesthetic value. “One of the most interesting things about Beth’s work is that it was presented as a vehicle for social change,” marvels Sammons. “But her quilts stand on their own as art.” Mount’s premier piece is a jewel– toned representation of Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community, the award–winning book written by


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Kohler and Susan Earl about adored Savannah citizen and disabled rights activist Waddie Welcome. (Kohler and Earl will host a reading of their book as part of Journey at the Jepson on September 27.) In the quilt, Welcome and his dear friend Addie Reeves are raised to angelic status for their examples of faith, good humor and compassion. They are surrounded by Welcome’s other advocates, including civic leaders W.W. Law and Regina Thomas, as well as Savannah’s garden squares. “There are so many layers to it,” muses Sammons. “There is the whole story of Waddie Welcome, but by including the squares and so many Savannah people, she’s telling the community’s story.” Since it requires many hands to complete one piece of work, quilting itself represents community, affirms Sammons. With the help of Owens– Thomas house administrative assistance Cyndi Sommers, she has chosen several quilts from the Telfair’s permanent collection, from 1800 to 1980, to display in the preceding gallery. Addie Reeves’ cutout phone book also rounds out the exhibit, next to a similarly executed multimedia piece by Savannah artist Marcus Kenney titled “Letter to Addie Reeves.” A curator with the Telfair Academy for almost 18 years, Sammons says she approached this exhibit with extra sensitivity since she has been a Citizens Advocate for almost as long. Her friendship with Heather Mullis began in 1999 and is chronicled in another

part of the Journey exhibit, a series of photographs taken by Lyn Bonham. First introduced to Kohler by Savannah icon Jack Leigh, fine art photographer Bonham has been capturing Citizen Advocacy relationships for over a decade. In the stark beauty of her black–and–white portraits, the intimacy between people is revealed, as in the scene of Sammons and Mullis holding their babies. “This project first spoke to me because of the partnerships. I want to capture the essence of a person, especially the essence of a relationship,” says Bonham. In order to evoke such candidness, she usually spends at least an hour with her subjects. “It takes a little while, but then everyone has dropped their guard and the love or the commitment between these people appears. That’s the connection I’m interested in capturing.” Says Kohler: “Lyn’s work has traveled with me around the world to conferences and workshops, and it always surprises the crowd. Here are people who have known each other for twenty, twenty–five years and you can see that it one single image,.” In addition to Bonham’s portraits and Mount’s quilts, Journey to the Beloved Community extends its arch to include the children of the West Broad YMCA and Boys and Girls Club and the senior citizens of the Hudson Hill Golden Age Center. The two groups, on opposite ends of the age spectrum, collaborated on a series of their own story quilts, which will

hang in the Jepson’s second floor gallery beginning August 10. “We broke everyone up into groups and they came up with themes: Food and where it comes from, hard times, good times, toys, things that are important,” recounts Molly Lieberman, the director of Loop It Up Savannah, a youth project of the West Broad YMCA. “Each quilt became a collage of each group’s experiences.” Towards the tail end of September, Journey to the Beloved Community moves east to Indigo Sky Gallery, where sculptor and activist Jerome Meadows has invited five other local artists to create works based on citizen advocacy relationships. These works of art serve as examples of how we’re moving towards cultural change, “which is different than political change,” reminds Kohler. “If you think about where we are in the world, faith in our institutions, in our traditional venues, is at an all– time low,” he says. “The more we can connect, cooperate and create at the grassroots level, that’s what’s going to lead us forward.” CS

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Left: Alexandra Kennewig and Tyler Daugherty have lead roles in Legally Blonde. Above: Director Benjamin Wolfe works with members of the cast.

Give me three weeks, Benjamin Wolfe tells his students, and I’ll make a better actor out of you. Wolfe is the founder and director of the Savannah Summer Theatre Institute, an intensive training camp which began in 2008 as an extension of Savannah Country Day School. “That’s how it started,” Wolfe explains. “This year, we only have two Country Day students in the show. We have two from Indiana, one from Michigan, two from two different places in North Carolina, two from Louisiana, one from Aiken and one from London. And there are four or five kids that are run from Hilton Head every day.” The high school–age students work full–time days for three weeks to learn, rehearse and perform a contemporary musical. Last year’s production was Hairspray; for 2012, it’s Legally Blonde. “To teach kids how professional theater works, you can’t do it during the school year,” says Wolfe, a graduate of the Armstrong Atlantic State University theater program. “And

you can’t do it in community theater, because they have school and they have things to do. But here, they rehearse eight hours a day like a professional actor does. We give them union breaks. It’s really a professional training ground for them.” Based on the hit film from 2001, Legally Blonde received seven Tony nominations during its initial Broadway run in 2007. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a ditzy sorority girl who surprises everyone by earning a Harvard law degree. “These kids get about the same amount of time as the professionals over the bridge at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina get,” Wolfe explains. “They learned all the music, spot–on, in a week. Choreography always takes a little bit longer, as does blocking.” Wolfe is directing the show, and gives major props to his co–workers, in particular the music director and choreographer. It’s been a breathless couple of weeks for them all.

There are 24 young people in the cast. “One tricky thing about doing the whole show here in three weeks is we like to divide and conquer when we rehearse,” he says. “I’ll take a scene and block it in the back, and they’ll be doing choreography onstage. “In my directing career, Elle Woods is probably the largest role that I’ve ever had to direct. She’s literally onstage for 99.9 percent of the show. It’s impossible for us to rehearse concurrent scenes in other places because she’s just needed everywhere. She’s got 15 costumes. It’s just an all–consuming role for this young performer.” Elle is played by 17–year–old Alexandra Kenneweg, from Hilton Head. The SSTI residency includes master classes from visiting professionals. The Legally Blonde company spent some quality time with Roger Bart, a Tony and Drama Desk winner for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His other Broadway credits include the original Young Frankenstein (as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), The Producers (as Leo Bloom), Big River, King David and more. Bart also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for TV’s Desperate Housewives, and played Carmen Ghia in the film version of The Producers. According to Wolfe, Bart could not have been more accommodating. “I knew Roger had some connections to Savannah,” he says. “He took questions at the end, and the kids asked him to do lines from the shows, and talk about creating the characters.” By no means was it all fun and games, however. “He advised them all about the business, about college selection, and he was really good. The students each had a 32–bar song selection they had

prepared for him, and he and his girlfriend — she’s a Carnegie Mellon musical theater graduate — heard them sing, and they gave about 10 minutes of feedback per kid. They were with these kids for four hours, and they were asking me if they could have more time.” Normally, the master class would be held the week after the summer production ends, but Bart had a prior commitment— reprising The Producers at the Hollywood Bowl — so he came to Savannah while Legally Blonde was still in rehearsal. The impressive, professionally– built set is ready, the cast awaiting their cues. The show opens July 20. As for the SSTI program, which is not strictly affiliated with Country Day any longer (they’re leasing the auditorium), it’s grown beyond Wolfe’s wildest expectations. He gets to choose from the hungriest young performers. “The quality gets better and better and better,” he says. “These are the kids who want to do it more. They take the time to get a videographer and record an audition; they memorize lines and they hire an accompanist. So they’re doing all these things to prepare their audition. “Which shows just a genuine interest in wanting to be successful that therefore the quality is automatically raised.” CS   Savannah Summer Theatre Institute: Legally Blonde The Musical Where: Savannah County Day School auditorium, 824 Stillwood Drive When: At 7 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28; at 2 p.m. July 22 and 29 Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students Online: savannahsummertheatre.com Phone: (843) 715–2188


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Southerners learning to sweeten up naturally By Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

Here in the South, we like our tea served up so sweet it’ll rot the teeth right out of your head. That’s probably not going to change. It’s no secret that sugary beverages are the sneaky culprits behind America’s obesity issues. Mostly it’s soda that gets the bad rap. But sweet tea can have as much sugar as a can of Coke: At around 10 teaspoons per 12-ounce serving, that’s about a handful of the sweet stuff —and in this heat, it takes more than one cup to get refreshed. Some health-conscious sweet tea lovers have already switched over to sugar substitutes, the rainbow of pink, yellow and blue packets (containing saccharine, aspartame and sucralose respectively, best known by their brand names.) These three chemical compounds have long held the titles of the most popular caloriefree sweeteners in America of the

six approved by the FDA. However, you’re likely start seeing a differentcolored packet on restaurant tables soon: Green and white ones containing stevia — the only sanctioned sugar substitute derived from natural sources. “Stevia is really becoming a popular option even though most people hadn’t even heard of it until a couple of years ago,” muses SheRon Weeks, a registered dietitian and nutritionist at Memorial Health Medical Center. “Some of the other artificial sweeteners have an aftertaste or can cause [gastrointestinal] problems, and stevia doesn’t seem to cause any of those issues.” A member of the sunflower family,

the genus stevia refers to a few hundred shrubby herbs native to tropical and subtropical climates. The sweettasting leaves have been used for millennia by indigenous cultures in South America; it took until the 1970s to find its way to Asian and European palates. Hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, stevia is the favored sugar substitute in Japan and is used as a food additive across the globe. It was restricted in the U.S. until 2008 but has steadily gained a presence in mainstream grocery aisles, in a powder or under the brand name Truvia, a refined form of stevia called rebiana. Since Truvia’s launch in 2008, it’s become the second most popular sugarless sweetener in the country. (There is controversy in natural foods community over whether Truvia’s inclusion of sugar alcohols and its chemical extraction process can still be considered “natural.”) Because it has little to no effect on blood glucose levels, stevia in its commercial forms is safe for patients with diabetes. It has been shown to improve certain types of pancreatic cells and possibly stimulate insulin production, according to a 2003 study published in the medical journal Metabolism. Weeks recommends

stevia to her clients who are managing diabetes or looking to lose weight, keeping green packets of Truvia in her office to pass out as samples. “It’s different than what they’re used to, but it can get people off sugared tea,” says the 15-year healthcare veteran. “Some want to stick with the artificial stuff, but many of them have switched over.” Since both tobacco and stevia favor similar conditions, Southeastern tobacco farmers may have a lucrative replacement for their original crop, for which demand has waned. Once rare, stevia is finding its way into Savannah’s food culture: Café Florie’s iced citrus green tea made with honey and stevia was hailed in the New York Times last week, and Lovin’ Spoons frozen yogurt has recently adopted its own signature formula that blends stevia and sugar to reduce calories. The local froyo company announced a partnership with Atlanta-based Freshens in June, the largest frozen yogurt and smoothie supplier in the country. Lovin’ Spoons CEO Diane Kahn wanted to develop a proprietary formula that was lower in calories and better tasting than her competitors’ as she prepares to take her brand to a national level. The result is 35 new flavors, all based in the stevia blend. “By reducing calories and sugars in the lineup, it appeals to more healthconscious consumers,” says Kahn. “At the same time, we have maintained the wonderful taste and quality our fans are accustomed to.” Freshens recreated its own recipe last year to incorporate stevia, a move that Vice President of Operations Joe Sardina calls “prescient.” “People don’t want artificial anything anymore,” proclaims Sardina. But don’t try and dump in as much sugar as you’re used to: It only takes a teaspoon of powdered or liquid stevia to equal a cup of granulated sugar. When using a baking blend from the grocery store, use half as much as the recipe calls for. The key with stevia, Sardin cautions, “is to get the balance right. Too much is way too much.” CS


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A City Market classic I knew that Café Gelatohh at the eastern gateway to City Market was the city’s best destination for handcrafted, small batch gelato. What I didn’t know was that I could score an amazing sandwich to accompany my creamy, frozen treat. The sandwich menu is large and caters to vegetarians with nearly as many options as it extends to us carnivores. Vegans can happily graze here. And hot dog lovers will feel guilt free with Gelatohhh’s organic, grass– fed, free range all beef frank. I chose the Raffaello, a trio of meats — prosciutto, salami, and ham — with Provolone, olive salad spread, tomato and onion. The grilled ciabatta bread was a sturdy foundation for this deceptively filling little sandwich. The olive spread added a nice range of green veggie flavors and pleasant saltiness. Chips accompany all sandwiches. Not in a sandwich mood? Four salads offer collections of crisp greens all

the way to a summery caprese salad. Store owner Joel Caplan makes gelato on premises every day — and loves to play with flavor combinations. Diehard fans know that each day brings a different surprise to the chilly gelato case. Café Gelatohhh is a comfy and casual destination with a just–right menu of salads, sandwiches and gelato. It’s a tasty alternative to the usual assembly line sandwich joints. 202 W. St. Julian St./234–2344

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I always thought it would be a great idea to have a small package store on River Street, and developer

Jeff Notrica finally did it. Riverstreet Liquor obviously serves a vibrant hotel audience, offering visitors the chance to score a bottle of their favorite wine or liquor to enjoy in their rooms. Locals need to know the store is open on Sundays. Good selection of beer, wines and liquors. Monday– Saturday 10 a.m.–11:30 p.m.; Sunday 12:30–11:30 p.m. 425 E. River St./(912) 944–4449

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Work by Diane Kuenzli is at Dragonfly Studio on Tybee; reception Saturday 5-8 pm Art at War:Changing Attitudes — The Beach Institute in conjunction with the Hurn Museum highlights the historical shift in the way artists depict war. Previously glorifying it, they now stress its horror and depravity. May 5 -Aug. 30. Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5 pm Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St., www.hurnmuseum.org/ Call for Artists — The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking artists to exhibit at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. in 2013. Exhibiting at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. provides artists with an opportunity for a public reception, promotion, and exhibition experience, as well as exposure to Savannah’s visual art community. In conjunction with an exhibition, artists are required to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration. All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibition, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of work to be considered; and a self-addressed, and a stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. Deadline for submissions is September 7 at 4 p.m. Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Guidelines are available online at www.savannahga. gov/arts. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Candy Colored Series — Paintings by local artist Diane Kuenzli. Her landscapes filled with dancing trees are vivid layers of color. Opening

reception Sat., July 21 from 5-8pm. Show will hang through August 15. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80, Gallery 11 Summer Reception — The twelve artists of Gallery 11 host a summer reception recognizing three acclaimed artists who recently found a new home at the gallery. Savannah print maker Grace Rohland will be welcomed along with Savannah College of Art and Design graduate student XI Guo. Inspirational artist and writer, Margaret Clay rounds out the trio of new artists at Gallery 11. The public is invited to attend the evening reception on Thursday, July 19, from 5-8 p.m. at the second-floor City Market gallery, accessible by stairs or elevator. City Market, upstairs, Franklin Ward South Building (enter near Belford’s) Gallery 11, 309 W. St. Julian St. Upstairs Gold Series — The newly renovated Massie Heritage Center presents this solo exhibition by Jessica ScottFelder through July 30. The Massie Heritage Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon 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. His commissioned works are featured in collections around the Southeast, and he has exhibited at the High Museum of Art and the Carter Center. Meet the artist at a reception Sunday, Aug. 5 from 3-5 p.m. at The Gallery at St. Paul’s, 34th & Abercorn. 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. July 19 - October 14.Opening Reception Thursday July 19 at 6pm at the Jepson Center For The Arts. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Savannah & The Lowcountry: Homes, Squares & Marshes — A show of watercolors, oils and acrylics by Savannah artists Mimi Diamond and Wayne Chambers will hang through August 30 in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located directly across from the Health Department. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Rev. Howard Finster — Exhibition features 168 works by visionary north Georgia artist Howard Finster. Free to members. $5 non-members admission special. Exhibit up through the summer. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Vibrant Life — Work by local folk/abstract artist Jeff Zeigler. Currently one can call(912) 655-4204, or e-mail jeffzeigler2007@gmail.com in order to set up viewing time appointments. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, July 18, 7-11pm. Decisions Business Center, 2702 Hopkins St. Visions of the Prophet — Selected works from the Telfair’s expansive collection of Kahlil Gibran’s visual art. May 26–September 16 at the Telfair Academy. Telfair Academy, Telfair Square cs


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TED

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The idea of Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear sounds potentially disastrous, but writer–director Seth MacFarlane manages to wring every last drop of comic potential out of this dubious premise. We first meet Ted during the 1980s, when friendless child John Bennett receives him as an ordinary Christmas present and, thanks to a well–timed falling star, discovers that his wish to have a live teddy bear has come true. Ted naturally becomes a celebrity, even appearing alongside Johnny Carson in a bit of sleight of hand, but like other child celebrities he’s been long forgotten over the ensuing decades, and he now spends his time on the couch, sharing bong hits with the grown–up John (Wahlberg) and repeatedly watching their favorite movie from their formative years, 1980’s Flash Gordon. John has a beauteous, loving girlfriend in Lori (Mila Kunis), and while she’s been generally good–natured about the friendship between John and Ted, she realizes that it’s time John accepts adult responsibility. John does indeed give adult life a try, and Ted even gets his own apartment and lands a job as a grocery store clerk. But with so many parties to attend and so many bongs to tap, it’s hard for the best buds to remain apart for long. Whether he’s wooing Kunis or roughhousing with Ted, Wahlberg is a lively presence in this film, and the scene in which he serves up a stream–of–conciousness tear through “white trash” girl names is an improvisational tour de force. As for Ted, we have no problem accepting him as a living, breathing entity, thanks to the superb effects work that seamlessly places him in the thick of the action.

Savages

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Ridley Scott never cared for it. Neither, for that matter, did Harrison Ford. It was the studio that insisted on the voice–over narration by Ford’s character in Blade Runner, as a way to help connect the storyline’s knotty dots. To this day, that voice–over remains a love– it–or–hate–it proposition for the film’s devotees (count me among the cheerleaders, finding Ford’s weary drone adding significantly to the future noir atmosphere). It’s doubtful such similar disagreement will surround the v.o. in director Oliver Stone’s Savages, as I imagine everyone will hate the incessant blabber that clogs up the soundtrack like so much hair coagulating deep down the shower

drain. The narrator of this nitwit claptrap is Ophelia (Blake Lively), who long ago shortened her name to O to avoid comparisons to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine. Not coming across as particularly well–read, O doubtless did not realize that she now shared her name with the title character from Anne Desclos’ controversial Histoire d’O (The Story of O), the erotic tale about sadomasochism. This new designation makes more sense, however, since Savages’ characters practice sadism in their dealings with one another while viewers have to be masochistic to sit through this torturous affair. Taylor “Kiss of Death” Kitsch, the star of the 2012 mega–bombs John Carter and Battleship, snags top billing but is only part of a large ensemble, meaning any potential fallout from this potential flop won’t further damage his already precarious A–list standing. He and Kick–Ass star Aaron Johnson play Chon and Ben, two California dudes responsible for cultivating the best marijuana in the entire world. Their wacky weed is so awesome, in fact, that a Mexican drug kingpin – uh, queenpin? – named Elena (Salma Hayek) insists on merging their operations, a proposal the boys shoot down. This displeases Elena, so she sends her top enforcer, Lado (Benicio Del Toro), to kidnap the boys’ shared lady love, O, in an effort to force them to cooperate. O no! How will the bad–ass Chon manage to chill long enough to formulate a sensible plan? How will the Buddha– spouting, go–green Ben be able to channel Rambo long enough to kill when necessary? How does Demian Bichir, an Oscar nominee this year for A Better Life, feel about going from playing an undocumented worker

full of dignity and grace to essaying the role of a slimy lawyer whose torture scene reduces him to looking like Sloth from The Goonies? And, most importantly, when did John Travolta’s noggin take the shape of a bowling ball? Yes, Travolta’s in this turkey, as a cheerfully corrupt DEA agent playing both sides. He’s far more engaging than the three youthful leads, as are Hayek and Del Toro (even if the latter’s character comes off as a poor man’s Anton Chigurh). The talented Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Milk) has a small part as a manic associate of Ben and Chon, and it’s a shame he wasn’t cast in one of the leading roles, as he would have provided some much– needed energy. Savages is based on the novel by Don Winslow, who co–wrote the screenplay with Stone and Shane Salerno. It’s difficult to ascertain who deserves the lion’s share of the blame for not only the atrocious cop–out ending that left the preview audience groaning, but also the ghastly dialogue that dogs the picture every time O feels the need to share her inner monologues. Viewer agony begins right near the start, as she describes her boffing sessions with the battle– scarred Chon: “I had orgasms; he had ‘wargasms.’” Yow. Haven’t Writers Guild of America memberships been revoked for less?

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Channing Tatum, working from a screenplay that was loosely based on his own days as an exotic dancer, stars as Mike, the hottest male stripper working at a joint owned by the silky–smooth Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Mike dreams of one day opening his own custom–furniture shop, but for now, he’s content doing the bump–and–grind, along the way pegging 19–year–old slacker Adam (Alex Pettyfer) as a natural for this line of work. Adam is nicknamed “The Kid.” Yet a star is precisely what Adam becomes, which leads to the expected second–half hardships focusing on his plunges into drug use and casual sex. Yet because Adam was a zero from the moment we met him, this descent into debauchery doesn’t reflect any significant character change, and it’s hard to get worked up over his fate. Magic Mike has no time for complexities: It’s only here to take your money, offer some slick entertainment, and clear the room before the next show.

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Brave not only focuses on a memorable heroine but also takes the time to delve into a mother–daughter relationship. Couple this with the fact that this marks the first Pixar movie directed by a woman, and it all sounds like a forward step for this animated boys’ club in at least until one examines the evidence. For one thing, director Brenda Chapman didn’t finish making the film, replaced at some point by Mark Andrews. Was she fired? Did she walk off the set? Did she get struck down by some mysterious illness? Chapman is also credited for coming up with the original story and screenplay for Brave, but as the movie subsequently went through three other writers, perhaps she was displeased with the direction the project took. I wouldn’t be surprised: Brave is a perfectly pleasant outing, but for a Pixar release, it’s frighteningly tame and conventional, with little of PEOPLE LIKE US the complexity that has marked the majority of the studio’s past efforts. OOP If nothing else, Merida (voiced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Kelly Macdonald) makes for a vibrant are best-known as action-script speheroine: With marble–smooth skin, cialists; this middling departure will hair seemingly modeled doubtless send them back to the vari“Up there with BOBflaming DYLAN:redNO DIRECTION HOME, after early–90s Nicole Kidman, and ous cash cows grazing in their fields. is one of the greatest archery skills ever to rivalhistorical those of Robin People Like Us is aMARLEY family drama Hood, —Digital she’s a spiritedSpy Scottish lass documentaries..” that works in spurts,music but that’s almost who, in the best animated tradition, entirely due to the contributions of its longs for independence and advenactors. ture. Her rambunctious father, King Chris Pine plays hustling busiFergus (Billy Connolly), admires her nessman Sam, who learns after his earthiness and athletic abilities, but estranged father’s death that the old her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma man had a second family on the side. "Darkly comedic, subversive, rage-filled and infinitely laughed Thompson), ix nays such activities, Sam visitscharming. FrankieI haven't (Elizabeth Banks), this since his lasthemovie. " —Film insisting that Merida behave like a thehard half–sister never knew he had, School Rejects proper lady in order to land a suitbut rather than reveal his identity, he able husband. Why Elinor would elects to bide his time and pose as a want her lovely daughter to marry concerned AA colleague instead. This any of the three clods presented as narrative contrivance, which has been spousal material makes little sense, employed so often in movies that but never mind: After Merida shows it deserves both a retirement party up her suitors, the two women have and a funeral, blocks scripters Kurtzit out, resulting in Merida storming man (who also directed), Orci and Jody Lambert from ever fully delving out of the castle and right into a curse into the worthy subjects of familial that will unite the pair in ways they betrayal and reconciliation, keeping couldn’t have foreseen. viewers as distant from the characters As with all Pixar efforts, this is visuas the characters are from each other. ally outstanding, and there’s plenty Olivia Wilde brings some outof rowdy humor to keep audiences sider perspective as Sam’s sensible entertained. But for a supposedly girlfriend. Best of all is Banks as the progressive film, Brave is marked by a harried single mom who’s repeatedly notable amount of timidity. CS


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Kid’s Happenings Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 1011. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-9253940 or email KellyBringman@gmail.com [063012]

Free Vacation Bible School

White Bluff United Methodist Church is hosting evening Vacation Bible School for children from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26. Nightly dinner at 5:30pm followed by age-appropriate activities from 6-8pm. Free and open to the public but registration is requested via website or by telephone: www.wbumc.org or 912-925-5924. White Bluff Methodist: 11911 White Bluff Rd.

Irish Dancers of Savannah

Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Reasonable rates. Whether dancing “just for fun” or competition, the IDS makes Irish dancing a fun loving activity the entire family can enjoy! Call 912-897-5984 or email irishdancsav@aol.com Adult classes also available.

Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream

From July 2 - 30, bring your child to Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St., between 4pm and 7pm, to say the Pledge of Allegiance (from memory) and receive a free child’s scoop of ice cream. Children must be 12 and under. Information: www.leopoldsicecream.com or 912-234-4442

Live Oak Libraries Summer Reading Program

“Dream Big…READ” is the theme of this year’s Live Oak Libraries Summer Reading Program, happening through Aug. 17. For students up to age 18. To sign up, visit any Live Oak Public Libraries branch and pick up a “Dream Big... READ” Reading Log, or download one from www.liveoakpl.org. You may read or be read to by others. Receive rewards for your reading, and become eligible for prize drawings. This year’s grand prize is a trip to Disney World for a family of four. Children who complete 40 hours of reading this summer will be recognized as Summer Reading VIPs at this year’s 2012 Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Forsyth Park.

Puppet People Friday Summer Shows

Every Friday during the Summer of 2012, Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will be performing a puppet show, open to the public. Includes Back Stage Pass Tour and a Puppet Craft. Call for reservations. Puppet shows and Puppet crafts may vary. Fridays June 1 – August 31, 11:00am–12:00pm. The Puppet Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Savannah. Cost: $10 Per Person. Parent discount: $7 tickets. Information: 912-355-3366 or puppetpeople.com. Email:puppets@puppetpeople.com

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

For toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs include reading story books, singing songs and finger plays, crafts, games, guided walks and up close encounters with Oatland’s animals. $5 for

children, General admission ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) for adults. Preregister by 4pm the Monday before. 912-395-1500, or ww.oatlandisland.org [062812]

Tybee Summer Day Camp at Burton 4-H Center July 23-27, 2012. The Burton 4-H

Center offers a week-long summer day camp offering exciting and educational activities based on our marine environment. Includes beach time and swimming. Open to children 8 to 15yrs. Camp cost for the week is $165 per child. Limited number of partial scholarships available. All materials needed to register for camp and apply for a scholarship are available at the website www.burton4h.org. For more information call 912.786.5534.

Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

Drinking Liberally

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

Notice of Election of Members to the Chatham County Democratic Committee

When: Monday, August 13, 2012 6:00 p.m. Where: Mulberry Inn, 601 E. Bay Street, Savannah, GA The Chatham County Democratic Committee will hold public caucuses Monday night, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at The Mulberry Inn, 601 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA to elect up to 32 members to the committee. Eight members will be elected county wide and the remaining 24 will be elected by County Commission Districts. Voters do not have to be members of the Committee, but must be registered to vote in Chatham County, GA, (or their respective County Commission District), must bring proof of their residency, and must declare their affiliation to the Democratic Party and its ideals. The elected members will fill terms that end August 31, 2016. Those who consider themselves Democrats are invited to attend and vote. For further information, contact the Democratic Party of Chatham County via Pam Miller at 912-660-3365 or email pamlovessavannah@aol.com. Pam Miller, Caucus Chair, Chatham County Democratic Committee

Presentation on Affordable Health Care Act

Skidaway Island Democrats presents Dr. Blake Caldwell, longtime physician and CDC expert, on the content of the Affordable Health Care Act and what it means, now that it has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Caldwell will speak at their regular meeting, Wed. July 25, 7 p.m at the conference room of the Landings Association building, 600 Landings Way South. The public is invited. For more information, email: oxhouse@aol.com

Rally against TSPLOST

The Savannah Tea Party hosts a rally on July 19, 5:30pm at Lake Mayer to get the facts on the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that is on the ballot on July

31. Bring lawn chairs, signs and flags. Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. Information: Marolyn Overton 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver 912-663-8728.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&B Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. 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]

Benefits Full Bowls, Inc. Adoption Fair and Pet food Giveaway

Full Bowls, Inc., Solace Pit Bull Rescue and other rescue agencies will be present at Low Country Grooming, 8401 Whitefield Ave. on Saturday, July 21, 10am-2pm. Make some new friends, open your home and heart to a canine companion, or receive pet food assistance. Free to enter or receive assistance. Information at www.facebook.com/FullBowls

Savannah Parrothead 1st Redneck Olympics

Benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Corn Hole, Horse Shoes, Washer Toss, RedNeck Golf, Beer Can Bowling, and other games. Friday, July 20, 5:30-10:00pm at Coach’s Corner, 3016 Victory Drive. Registration opens at 5:30pm, Games begin at 7pm. $50/2-person team, or $10/person to spectate. Includes one BBQ plate and one non-alcoholic beverage per person. Information: 912-5081910, or beachnit13@yahoo.com.

Dine Out to Benefit Savannah Care Center

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

Hot Diggity Dog--A Red Carpet [Pet] Adoption Event

Saturday, July 21, from 11 am – 2 pm at Chatham Toyota, 7 Park of Commerce Way. BBQ, refreshments and a red carpet photo op for you and your dog. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will be there with dogs (eager to be adopted) including some of the latest graduates of the “Operation New Hope” partnership with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Chatham Parkway Toyota is located at in Savannah. www.chathamparkwaytoyota.com or www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or contact: 912-354-9515.

Call for Entries Neighborhood Leadership Academy Seeking Applicants

Step Up Savannah is seeking emerging leaders—young and old—to apply for a leadership course that begins Monday, September 17. Application deadline: August 10, 2012. The 12-session program meets Monday evenings and is designed to enhance leadership skills with emphasis on critical thinking, creative problem solving and advocacy. No fee to

participate. Open to men and women, 21 years and older from Savannah/Chatham County. Applications are available at www.stepupsavannah.org or by telephone (912-232-6747) or by e-mail (styler@stepupsavannah.org). Mail completed applications to StepUp Savannah, 428 Bull St., Suite 208; Savannah, Ga. 31401.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Free Money Management Class

Don’t take a vacation from your credit. Learn how to keep your credit from giving you the summertime blues. Tuesday, July 31, 2-3:30pm. Southwest Chatham Library,14097 Abercorn Street. Reserve your seat today. Call 912-691-2227 or email cccs@cccssav.com. Free to attend.

Summer Fashion and Sewing Workshops Fabrika (2 East Liberty St.) is offering fashion workshops throughout the summer months. Classes cover tailoring, fashion embellishments, digital print design and advanced pattern development and sewing. Schedule and details at www.fabrikafinefabrics.com and on Facebook (Fabrika Fine Fabrics) [071512]

Advanced Creative Photography

Course begins July 24. Class time and field work. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Division at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. $100. Information: 912-651-0942 or email christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu.

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

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

Beading Classes

Learn about jewelry making, bead weaving, and bead embroidery and other techniques. Classes are every Saturday through the summer. Perlina Bead Shop, 6 West State Street, Savannah. Call ahead to reserve aspace or visit web site for class schedules and instructions. 912-441-2656 or www.perlinabeadshop.com

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

Champions Training Center

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

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

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

Dr. Alejandro Junger Presents The Clean Program New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Alejandro Junger, M.D., will begin leading his Clean detoxification program at Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd, beginning Wednesday, July 11th. Meetings will be held Wednesdays nights from 7:30 - 8:30pm until August 8, throughout the 28 day program. The program described in his book Clean was developed by

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Dr. Junger to rid the body of toxins and restore it to optimal health by eliminating foods that cause inflammation and allergic reactions within the body. (912) 695-9990 or visit www.savannahpoweryoga.com.

Drawing Instruction

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

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DUI Prevention Group

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

English for Second Language Classes

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

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1 Old theater name 7 Actor Oka of “Heroes” 11 ___ Rida (“Low” performer with T-Pain) 14 Like some art exhibits 15 “By the look ___...” 16 Ticket seating stat 17 Write down “Vast Asian country with a population of over a billion”? 19 ___ Productions (“Skyfall” company) 20 Notable time periods 21 Dinghy mover 22 James Cameron hit 24 Fifth qtrs. 25 Direct deposit abbr. 26 “Ten Summoner’s Tales” singer 27 Crazy situation in “The King’s Speech”? 31 ___ corpus 34 Tiny battery size 35 Arms requirement 36 On guard 37 It ain’t nothing 38 Chris of the “American Pie” series 39 ___-Flush (former bathroom cleaner brand) 40 Poli ___ (college field of study) 41 They produce mushroom clouds 42 Steal a parachute pants-wearing rapper’s plane? 45 Kate’s sitcom partner, in the 1980s 46 Guy’s counterpart 47 “___ du lieber!” 50 Malfunctions, like a printer 52 Endodontist’s degree: abbr. 53 Razor line introduced by Gillette 54 Inventor Whitney 55 Leader of the course “Denial 101”? 58 Actor Cheadle 59 Heidi of “Project Runway” 60 Ultimate 61 Favorite word of nitpicky grammarians 62 Himalayan giant 63 Slender

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1 Drive around southern California? 2 Like xenon, as gases go 3 Some Italian cars, for short 4 Piano teacher on “Family Guy” 5 Neutral shade 6 Chant from the cult horror classic “Freaks” 7 “SNL” alum Jay 8 Org. with a “100 Years...” series 9 “Witchcraft” singer 10 Type of type 11 Apps for nothing 12 “On Golden Pond” bird 13 Takes control of 18 “E! News” co-host Sadler 23 Asthmatic’s item 25 Coup d’___ 26 59-across’s ex 27 TV dramas, generally 28 Sofia Coppola’s aunt ___ Shire 29 Leave out 30 Mitt Romney’s entourage quintet 31 Chop into fine pieces 32 Half a ball game? 33 Hundreds of rap videos? 37 Pang 38 “Hooked on Classics” record label 40 It’s held going downhill 41 Best Picture winner of the 1980s 43 Really inelegant 44 “Oracular Spectacular” band 47 Playwright Fugard 48 Aim rival 49 “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” writer Bret 50 One who obeys The Force 51 Oodles 52 Moore of “G.I. Jane” 53 Wile E. Coyote’s supplier 56 Accommodate, with “up” 57 Off-roader

A little help getting started or learning more about Facebook. Stay in touch with family and high school friends all over the world. July 23, 6:30-8:30pm. $55. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuiong Education Dept. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Register: 912-478=5551 or georgiasouthern.edu

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-4pm. 4th Thursday 10am-12noon. Fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686. [062812]

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 elaine.alexander@ymail.com. [062812]

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: 912-232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com [062812]

Kids Pottery Camp 2012

June 11-Aug. 24th, Pick from 10 different weeks of camps. Young ceramic artists can let their imaginations soar as they learn to create wonderful works of art. Campers will cover a wide variety of ceramic techniques including both hand building and the potter’s wheel. All camps are weekly, 9am-12noon, $150.00 per camp. Contact: Lisa Alvarez Bradley lisa@savannahsclayspot.com. 912-509-4647. www.savannahsclayspot.com. Camp held at The Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401.

Learn to Speak Spanish

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

Music Lessons for All Instruments

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

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

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

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Group Guitar Lessons

Novel Writing

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [062812] Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [062812]

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

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

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publishing your work. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes and mentoring, as well as manuscript critique, ebook formatting and more. Send an email to pmasoninsavannah@gmail. com for pricing and scheduling information. [062812] For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or www.savannahsclayspot.com [062812]

Painting and Drawing Lessons

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

Russian Language Classes

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment


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

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

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

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

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

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

Email, Kathleen Thomas: exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info. [062912]

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

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

Islands MOMSnext

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

Islands MOPS

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

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Knittin’ Night

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

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

Low Country Turners

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

Old Time Radio Researchers Group

Buccaneer Region SCCA

Business Networking on the Islands

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

Chatham Sailing Club

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

Energy Healers

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

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join likeminded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso.

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

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]

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www.otrr.org. [062912]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer’s Salon meetings held on first Tuesday and third Wednesday. Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton St.). Call 233-6014 or visit Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for more info. [062912]

Philo Cafe

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

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training

sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 5965965. [062912]

click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [062912]

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

Savannah Area Clemson alumni and supporters meet at various times and locations throughout the year. Game viewing parties for football, basketball and baseball, as well as a spring cookout, Sand Gnats outings and service events. https://cualumni.clemson.edu/sslpage. aspx?pid=460 and look for us on Facebook! Information: Gareth Avant at garethavant@ gmail.com or 336-339-3970. [051312]

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-3533148 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: C. H. Brown Fine Silver and Antiques, 14 West Jones St., between Bull and Whitaker. All are welcome. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live. com) or 912-308-3208. [070812]

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb.org and

Savannah Clemson Club

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Go Green

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

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

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Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program. The club hosts activities, tours and events to assist in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com [062912] Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com. [062912]

Savannah Storytellers

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

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM. Barnes and Noble, in Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Extension, Savannah, Georgia. Free and open to the public.I nformation: savannahwritersgroup. blogspot.com or 912-572-6251. [063012]

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

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

The Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking practical methods for achieving more freedom in an unfree world via non-political methods. For individualists, non-conformists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, voluntarists, “permanent tourists” and similar. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly on Thursdays at 8:30pm at location to be announced. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: onebornfree@yahoo.com [071512]

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: onebornfree@yahoo.com

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: www.savannahaux.com or telephone 912-598-7387. [063012]

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter

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

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

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 www.theballetschoolsav.com [062812]

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Argentine Tango

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

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

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

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Irish Dance Classes

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

gmail.com or 912-704-2052. [062812]

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 912354-5586. [062812]

Pole Dancing Classes

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

Salsa Savannah Dance & Lessons

Lessons Tue. & Thur. at SubZero Lounge, 109 W. Broughton St., from 7-10pm. (Free intro class at 7pm). Dancing 10-close. Drink specials during happy hours. Lessons on Sat at Salon de Baile at Noon. Visit salsasavannah.com / 912704-8726 for info. [062812]

Savannah Dance Club

Savannah Dance Club“Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn /Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. [062812]

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 Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

Find them at various spots around town including Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm at Green Truck on Habersham, Thursdays 3-5:30pm at Bethesda Farmers’ Market and Saturdays 9-1 at Forsyth Farmers Market. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy and more. revivalfoods. com. [062812]

Farmer’s Market and Fleatique on Wilmington Island

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

Fort Pulaski Summer Hours and Programs

Fort Pulaski National Monument begins its extended summer schedule on Saturday, June 2. The Visitor Center and the historic fort will be open daily from 9am to 6:30pm. Park gates wil close at 6:45pm. Additional daily Ranger programs will be available for the public. Information: www.nps.gov/fopu or 912-786-5787. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person. Free for ages 15 and under.

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street, on this 20-30 minute tour, its restoration, architectural notes and touch on the history of theatre and early cinema. $4

per person, cash or check only. Group rates for 10 or more. School trips available. Times: No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm daily. Reservations available for other times. Information: 912-525-5023 or emuller@lucastheatre.com. [062412]

St. Pius X High School Alumni Assoc. 2012 Summer Picnic

Annual Summer Picnic is Saturday, August 18, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Camp Villa Marie, Isle of Hope, Savannah. (All students who attended the school between 1952 and 1971 are invited. Food, fun, music, and games. Cost: $ 25.00 per adult, $12.50 for 12 and under. Free for age 5 and under. Please register by July 15. Make checks payable to the SPXHHAA, c/o Rex Deloach, ’55 - 1534 East 34th Street, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information, call Mr. Deloach at 912-238-0190.

Film & Video CineSavannah

A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net [062812]

Psychotronic Film Society

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

Fitness 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]

Bellydancing for fun and fitness.

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@yahoo.com [063012]

Blue Water Yoga

Community donation based classes held at the Talahi Island Community Center. Tue. & Thur. 5:45 -7:00p Fri. 9:30-10:30a For info email egs5719@aol.com or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. [063012]

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Free Yoga Classes with Erika Tate

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm. Build strength, increase flexibility and relieve stress in a supportive, encouraging environment. For adults and youth 12 years and older. Designed for all fitness levels. Mats available. Brought to you by bluknowledge, LLC and the City of Savannah/ Moses Jackson Advancement Center. Information: (912) 525-2166. Held at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410 B Richards Street. [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]


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

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions are held on Thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 Riverview Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Course fee: $100. Contact Ann Carroll at 912704-7650 or ann@aikyayoga.com. [063012]

Savannah Disc Golf Club

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

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Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031. [063012]

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]

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) Acro–Yoga is a relatively new physical discipline. According to a description I read on a flyer in Santa Cruz, it “blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of massage, and the dynamic power of acrobatics.” I’d love to see you work on creating a comparable hybrid in the coming months, Aries –– some practice or system or approach that would allow you to weave together your various specialties into a synergetic whole. Start brainstorming about that impossible dream now, and soon it won’t seem so impossible.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) Unless you grow your own or buy the heirloom variety at farmer’s markets, you probably eat a lot of tasteless tomatoes. Blame it on industrial–scale farming and supermarket chains. They’ve bred tomatoes to be homogenous and bland –– easy to ship and pretty to look at. But there’s a sign of hope: A team of scientists at the University of Florida is researching what makes tomatoes taste delicious, and is working to bring those types back into mainstream availability. I think the task you have ahead of you in the coming weeks is metaphorically similar, Taurus. You should see what you can to do restore lost flavor, color, and soulfulness. Opt for earthy idiosyncrasies over fake and boring perfection.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) It’ll be a humming, murmuring, whispering kind of week –��� a time when the clues you need will most likely arrive via ripplings and rustlings and whirrings. Here’s the complication: Some of the people around you may be more attracted to clangs and bangs and jangles. They may imagine that the only information worth paying attention to is the stuff that’s loudest and strongest. But I hope you won’t be seduced by their attitudes. I trust you’ll resist the appeals of the showy noise. Be a subtlety specialist who loves nuance and undertones. Listen mysteriously.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Most change is slow and incremental. The shifts happen so gradually that they are barely

noticeable while you’re living in the midst of them from day to day. Then there are those rare times when the way everything fits together mutates pretty quickly. Relationships that have been evolving in slow motion begin to speed up. Long–standing fixations melt away. Mystifying questions get clear answers. I think you’re at one of these junctures now, Cancerian. It’s not likely you’ll be too surprised by anything that happens, though. That’s because you’ve been tracking the energetic build–up for a while, and it will feel right and natural when the rapid ripening kicks in.

He specialized in depicting ugly realities about poverty, crime, and classism. Yet one critic described him as a “genial and loving humorist” who showed that “even in dealing with the darkest scenes and the most degraded characters, genius could still be clean and mirth could be innocent.” I’m thinking that Dickens might be an inspirational role model for you in the coming weeks, Libra. It will be prime time for you to expose difficult truths and agitate for justice and speak up in behalf of those less fortunate than you. You’ll get best results by maintaining your equanimity and good cheer.

LEO

SCORPIO

Lately you’ve been spending time in both the off–kilter parts of paradise and the enchanting areas of limbo. On one notable occasion, you even managed to be in both places simultaneously. How’d you do that? The results have been colorful but often paradoxical. What you don’t want and what you do want have gotten a bit mixed up. You have had to paw your way out of a dead–end confusion but have also been granted a sublime breakthrough. You explored a tunnel to nowhere but also visited a thrilling vista that provided you with some medicinal excitement. What will you do for an encore? Hopefully, nothing that complicated. I suggest you spend the next few days chilling out and taking inventory of all that’s changed.

For many years, ambergris was used as a prime ingredient in perfumes. And where does ambergris come from? It’s basically whale vomit. Sperm whales produce it in their gastrointestinal tracts to protect them from the sharp beaks of giant squid they’ve eaten, then spew it out of their mouths. With that as your model, Scorpio, I challenge you to convert an inelegant aspect of your life into a fine asset, even a beautiful blessing. I don’t expect you to accomplish this task overnight. But I do hope you will finish by May of 2013.

(July 23–Aug. 22)

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) The painter Philip Guston loved to express himself creatively. He said it helped him to get rid of his certainty, to divest himself of what he knew. By washing away the backlog of old ideas and familiar perspectives, he freed himself to see the world as brand new. In light of your current astrological omens, Virgo, Guston’s approach sounds like a good strategy for you to borrow. The next couple of weeks will be an excellent time to explore the pleasures of unlearning and deprogramming. You will thrive by discarding stale preconceptions, loosening the past’s hold on you, and clearing out room in your brain for fresh imaginings.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Nineteenth–century author Charles Dickens wrote extensively about harsh social conditions.

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

“Interruption” will be a word of power for you in the coming days. No, really: I’m not being ironic, sarcastic, or satirical. It is possible that the interruptions will initially seem inconvenient or undesirable, but I bet you will eventually feel grateful for their intervention. They will knock you out of grooves you need to be knocked out of. They will compel you to pay attention to clues you’ve been neglecting. Don’t think of them as random acts of cosmic whimsy, but rather as divine strokes of luck that are meant to redirect your energy to where it should be.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

You don’t have to stand in a provocative pose to be sexy. You don’t have to lick your lips or radiate a smoldering gaze or wear clothes that dramatically reveal your body’s most appealing qualities. You already know all that stuff, of course; in light of this week’s assignment, I just wanted to remind you. And what is that assignment? To be profoundly attractive and al-

luring without being obvious about it. With that as your strategy, you’ll draw to you the exact blessings and benefits you need. So do you have any brilliant notions about how to proceed? Here’s one idea: Be utterly at peace with who you really are.

AQUARIUS

Zumba Fitness Classes with Mai

Monday 8:30-9:30 am, Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 G. Montgomery Crossroads,$5. Tues & Thurs 10-10:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/members, $5/Gen. Adm. Weds 9:3010:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Saturdays 9-10am (summer hours), St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [063012]

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18)

Gay & Lesbian

I brazenly predict, my dear Aquarius, that in the next ten months you will fall in love with love more deeply than you have in over a decade. You will figure out a way to exorcise the demons that have haunted your relationship with romance, and you will enjoy some highly entertaining amorous interludes. The mysteries of intimacy will reveal new secrets to you, and you will have good reasons to redefine the meaning of “fun.” Is there any way these prophecies of mine could possibly fail to materialize? Yes, but only if you take yourself too seriously and insist on remaining attached to the old days and old ways.

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PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) Be alert for fake magic, and make yourself immune to its seductive appeal. Do not, under any circumstances, allow yourself to get snookered by sexy delusions, enticing hoaxes, or clever mirages. There will in fact be some real magic materializing in your vicinity, and if you hope to recognize it you must not be distracted by the counterfeit stuff. This is a demanding assignment, Pisces. You will have to be both skeptical and curious, both tough–minded and innocently receptive. Fortunately, the astrological omens suggest you now have an enhanced capacity to live on that edge.

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

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

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health Free hearing & speech screening

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Health Care for Uninsured People

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

Hypnobirthing

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

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La


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]

SmokeStoppers Intensive Class

Group-facilitated smoking cessation program, will offer an intensive class (8 sessions over 5 weeks), Proven-effective strategies to help control smoking urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress, avoid weight gain. Dates: 7/30 (Orientation Session), 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/20, 8/23, and 8/28. Classes at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 2. Orientation and class attendance is mandatory. Fee: $100. Free for cancer survivors. info/regis: 912-819-3368 or 800-501-4054, or www.sjchs.org.

Yoga on the Beach at Tybee

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

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

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

Guided Silent Prayer

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

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Savannah Zen Center

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

Service of Compline

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]

Sizzlin’ Summer Suppers at White Bluff Presbyterian Church

Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, beginning June 13, gather for simple food, good community and a spiritual lift. A cookout supper followed by a simple vespers service. Supper is free, although contributions are welcome. The church is located at 10710 White Bluff Road in Savannah. Information: www.whitebluffpresbyterian.com.

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 UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. [062712]

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Unity Church of Savannah

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

Support Groups Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of the AlAnon Family Groups is one of strength and hope

for friends and families of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults, and Alateen is for young people ages 13-19. Meetings daily throughout Savannah and the surrounding area. Check www.savannahalanon.com for meeting information and times, or call 912-598-9860. [062512]

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check www.SavannahAA.com for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-3563688 for information. [062512]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Families Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts caregivers and families support groups for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Locations and days: Every 2nd Monday at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. Every 2nd Thursday, 5:30pm, at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143. [062512]

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. [062512]

Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. http:// www.memorialhealth.com [122911]

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Meets Tuesdays at 5:20pm, at First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue and Paulsen Street. Survivor’s and care providers welcome. Enter via Washington Ave. Contact Melissa at 912-844-4524 or Krista at 912-8197053. [062512]

Cancer Support Group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For anyone living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-5704. [062512]

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633. [062512]

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information and location, call 912927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. (There is no charge for this meeting.) [062512]

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Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Room 250. A group for couples dealing with primary or secondary infertility, whether on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 5960852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. [062512] A world wide twelve-step self-help support program for relatives and friends of people with substance abuse or behavioral problems. Savannah meeting on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. New location as of June 21. Memorial Health University Medical Center, first floor-Main Bldg, conference room D. Information: 912-660-6845 or email sandyjtyler@comcast.net. [062412]

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. http://www.sjchs.org/ [062512]

Gambling Problem?

12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-7484730. [062512]

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Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org. [062512]

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered from, or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. One Tuesday per month. All meetings at 6 pm. Next meeting, July 17. Topic: Healthy Cooking Made Easy, presented by Jeff Adams. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall) Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email: jeff@ heartbeatsforlife-ga.org [062512]

HIV-AIDS: Support Group

For information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS. [062512]

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Memorial Health University Medical Center, http://www.memorialhealth. com. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. [062512] cs

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*7 Brookview 3BR/2BA den $975 *2140 Alaska 3BR/1BA $810 *22B Mastick 2BR/2BA $675 912-257-6181 Between Savannah Statesboro House and Horse Pasture. 3/1 Wood Frame. Quiet and Safe. $800.00 (912)596-3071

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114 Marian Circle: 3BR/1.5BA, new carpet, new paint, single car garage, fenced yard $1000/month.

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NEAR SAVANNAH MALL 4BR/2BA, no pets. $850 + deposit NEAR BUCKHALTER 3BR/1.5BA, no pets. $775 + dep. NEAR DEAN FOREST 1BR, kitchen furnished, fenced yard $475/mo. + deposit.

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

SECTION 8 WELCOME 1309 E. ANDERSON Priced Reduced Newly carpeted & painted 3BR Downstairs Apt. CH&A, furnished kitchen. $650/month. No pets. $500/deposit. 912-354-1453

897-1984, 8am-7pm EASTSIDE **1704 East 35th: 3BR/1BA house, kitchen appliances $650. WESTSIDE-NEAR LAMARVILLE **1936 Fenwick: 2BR $550 **1921 Fenwick: 3BR/1BA house $725 **1921A Fenwick: 3BR/1BA Duplex $650. **1912 Cowan: 3BR/2BA, garage, washer & dryer $775.

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MIDDLEGROUND SPECIAL! Rooms for rent: Southside location. Rooms remodeled. CH&A, $115-$125/week. $50/deposit. Call 912-272-5396

•838 W. 39th Street: 2BR/1BA, LR, DR, kitchen, central heat/air $600/month + security. •109 West 41st: Lower 1BR Apt., 1.5BA, central heat/air $500 + sec. Call Lester @ 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650

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ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919

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138 VAN NUYS: 3BR, 1-1/2BA, eat-in kitchen, LR, fenced yard, washer/dryer connections, refrigerator, stove, central heat/air. $925/month, $925/deposit 912-272-6919

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

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SAVE $$$$ MOVE-IN SPECIALS Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410.

AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK.

Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or Jack, 342-3840.

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln Street. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

THE PATRICIAN APT’S - POOLER 111 E. Mell Street: 2 BR, 1 BA, Washer/ dryer hook up, 975 Sq Ft. Ceramic tile, Quiet & Convenient location. $ 650-$675/month, $300 dep. 912-656-3724/912-988-3724 VERY NICE HOUSES *2103 Causton Bluff Rd. 3BR/1BA $750. *221 Croatan St. 3BR/1BA $850. *127 Linden Drive. 3BR/1BA $850. Lots of extras. 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853

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$100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144. transportation 900

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CHEVROLET S10, 1994- Pickup truck, 81,907 miles. $2,500 Cash. Call 912-356-5426 DODGE Caravan, 2001- Automatic, Low Miles, Extra Clean, Cold A/C $1,950. 912-441-2150

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. FORD Daytona 500 Mustang 1979, 04 40th Anniversary Mustang parts only, good motor,tranny low miles parts only Call if interested 912-323-3997 FORD Mustang GT Convertible, 1999- Automatic, Black with tan convertible top. $4,800. Call (912) 401-7409 PONTIAC Montana Van, 2005- Seats 8.Great condition. New transmission, new rack & pinion, A/C. Serious inquiries only. $3,000. 912-323-0361 or 912-313-6089

TOYOTA Corolla, 1999- In good condition, 56,000 miles. $5,000. 912-658-2060

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•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656

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

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1/2-OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home,14x70,on high/wooded lot. 3BR/2BA,save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator,full mini-blinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double-car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, on-site garbage service(twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month,including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673.

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