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@ AASU Masquers: Dramarama. Nov. 23–Dec. 2. @ Chrstine Pedi’s There’s No Bizness Like Snow Bizness. Nov. 29. Charles Morris Center. @ Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy. Nov. 29–Dec. 2. MLK Arena. @ The Collective Face: Salome. Nov. 30–Dec. 9. @ AWOL: A Christmas Carol. Nov. 30–Dec. 9. S.P.A.C.E. Black Box. @ Film screening: In the Family, with writer/director Patrick Wang. Dec. 2. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Chris Young. Dec. 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film screening: Die Hard. Dec. 7. Lucas Theatre. @ Film screening. Love Actually. Dec. 8. Lucas Theatre. @ Holiday Pops: Savannah Philharmonic. Dec. 14 & 15. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. @ Film screening. It’s Wonderful Life. Dec. 15. Lucas Theatre. @ The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Bay Street Theatre, Dec. 20–23. @ Night After Christmas Comedy Jam. Dec. 28. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Cinderella. State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Jan. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ American Traditions Competition. Jan. 15–19. @ Film screening: Lawrence of Arabia. Jan. 18. Trustees Theater. @ Shel’s Shorts. Bay Street Theatre. Jan. 24–27. @ A Night in Vienna. Savannah Philharmonic. Feb. 1. Trustees Theater. @ Snow White. Columbia City Ballet. Feb. 9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Savannah Book Festival. Feb. 14–17. @ A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. Bay Street Theatre. Feb. 15–17. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ Jerry Seinfeld. March 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Matchbox Twenty. March 12. Bay Street Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Lord of the Dance. March 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ Savannah Music Festival. March 21–April 6. @ Reefer Madness. Bay Street Theatre. April 19–28. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Pride & Prejudice. May 10–25. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14.

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Wednesday Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights

What: A drive-through holiday light show

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with over 50 light displays around the Hutchinson Island Road Course/Race Track. Nightly bonfires, smores, hot chocolate. Dates: Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec. 23. Open daily Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. Hours: 6-10pm. Where: Road Course on Hutchinson Island, Hutchinson Island Cost: $20 per car (includes two $5 food/ bev. vouchers) Info: savannahharborfestivaloflights. com/


Thursday Disney on Ice - Worlds of Fantasy

What: Disney--not just Mickey! Princesses, Lion King, Cars, and more! All that on ice skates, for eight performances. When: Thu. Nov. 29, Fri. Nov. 30, Sat. Dec. 1 Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Cost: $12 - $40 Info:

Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trials What: It’s “Best in Show” done Savan-

nah-style. An American Kennel Club dog event hosted by the Savannah and Beaufort (SC) Kennel Clubs. Dog show, obedience/rally trials, a Puppy Class show, dog rescue groups, pet-related merchandise from vendors. Starts at 8:30am daily and runs all day. When: Thu. Nov. 29, Fri. Nov. 30, Sat. Dec. 1 Where: Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding Street, Cost: Free to attend. Parking is $5. Open to the public. Info: 912-238-3170.

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What: Another evening of poetry, madcap fun & music, featuring poets Nick

Sturm and Gale Thompson, with hosts extraordinaire Erika Jo Brown and BJ Love. Brought to you by the Seersucker Live people. When: Fri. Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty Street Cost: Free and open to the public.

Holiday Wreath Workshop at the Bamboo Farm

What: Workshop fee includes materials. Bring gloves and small wire cutters. Preregistration required. Repeats on Saturday, December 1. When: Thu. Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sat. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road Cost: $20 Info: 921-5460 .

Downtown Design District Holiday Walk

What: Savor the holiday splendor of downtown! Browse the 30+ shops in the Downtown Design District and enjoy late night shopping, food, drinks and surprises! When: Thu. Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Various Shops of the Design District, Whiitaker Street near Jones Street, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-232-4733.

Thinc Thursdays: Technology

What: A monthly networking get-together and conversation hosted by ThincSavannah. November’s topic: “Is social technology REALLY increasing our connectedness or actually hindering the personal connections we already have?”

How to use technology to increase the number of our genuine personal experiences. When: Thu. Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St.Suite 300, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Young Professionals of Savannah: November After Hours

What: Start the holiday season with the YPS crowd, and sample beer from far or near. (Hey, that last part rhymes!) When: Thu. Nov. 29, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: World of Beer, 112 West Broughton Street, Cost: Free to attend. Cash bar. Info:

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What: Cabaret singer, Broadway performer and host of The Broadway Breakfast on Sirius/XM Radio, in her hilarious holiday show. Benefiiting the American Traditions Competition and Senior Citizens Inc. When: Thu. Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Where: Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. Cost: $50 Gen. Adm. $100 VIP ticket. Info:

Friday Historic Diesel Locomotive Rides at State Railroad Museum

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

Wright Square Merchants’ Holiday Open House

What: Live entertainment, refreshments, and holiday shopping, with carolers, musicians, Father Christmas, and Punch and Judy. Rain date: Saturday, Dec. 1, noon-5pm. When: Fri. Nov. 30, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

December Nights & Holiday Lights at the Bamboo Farm

What: Twelve nights of holiday lights, music and food. Walking tour, with tram rides. Saturday night pics w/

Theatre: A Christmas Carol What: The holiday tradition by

Charles Dickens, with an adultsand-children cast directed by Jonathan Johnson. Presented by All Walks of Life (AWOL) and The City of Savannah Dept of Cultural Affairs. When: Fri. Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Where: Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street, Cost: $12 plus service fee Info:

Theatre: Salome (A Parlor Play) What: Collective Face theater en-

semble presents Oscar Wilde’s classic retelling of the Biblical drama. Reservations encouraged. When: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 1, 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Where: Muse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost:$15. Seniors/students $12. Info: 912-232-0018.


Saturday 2012 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run

What: Run across the 1.4 mile span/5.5% grade/196 feet high Talmadge Bridge--once, twice, or three times (5K, 10K and Double Pump races.) Costumes are part of the Bridge Run tradition. Race times and start locations: 5K ad Double Pump starts at 8:15am on Hutchinson Island; 10K starts at 9am on Montgomery Street, at Chatham County Courthouse; Kids Run starts at 8am at the Savannah Civic Center. When: Sat. Dec. 1 Where: Talmadge Bridge (and surrounding areas) Cost: $35-$40 (no day-of-event) Info:

Ardsley Park Holiday Tour of Homes, Lecture and Luncheon

What: 12noon-1pm Savannah interiors expert Thomas Eugene White on “Behind the Moss Curtain: A Glimpse into the Elegant and Eclectic Interiors of Ardsley Park.” Lecture and luncheon. 1pm-4pm

Tour of Ardsley homes. Benefiting Senior Citizens of Savannah, Inc. When: Sat. Dec. 1 Where: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Washington Avenue, Cost: $25 each event, or $45 for both. Info:

Garden City Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival

What: 6pm - Garden City’s official tree lighting in Volunteer Park, on Hwy 21 just in front of Bazemore Park. 6:30-7:45 p.m. - Holiday Festival at Sharon Park, 507 Sharon Park Drive. With Mr. and Mrs. Claus arriving by fire truck, caroling, children’s rides, and choir performances. When: Sat. Dec. 1 Where: , Garden City Cost: Free and open to the public.

Historic Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

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

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Santa. Proceeds benefit Children’s Garden at Bamboo Farm. When: Fri. Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m., Sat. Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m., Sun. Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. Where: Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd., Cost: $5 cash/checks only. Free for children under 12. Info:


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Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Only a few more weeks before

the end of the market for the year. Check out local vendors for home grown holiday gifts and goodness. When: Sat. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Cost: Free to hang out and visit.

Hope for the Holidays: A Gingerbread Building Workshop What: Join famed local pastry chef,

Meggan Hartley for step-by-step instruction. Fee includes all supplies needed for the workshop. Parental supervision is required for childrent. Hosted by Habitat for Humanity. When: Sat. Dec. 1, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Mall Cost: $20. Please pre-register. Info: 912-353-8122. habitatsavannah. org/

Christmas on the River

What: A “First Saturday” event on

River Street with a decidedly Christmas vibe. Lighted parade begins at 5:30pm. When: Sat. Dec. 01, 9 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza , River Street Cost: Free and open to the public.


Sunday Film: In the Family (2011, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society continues its “Movies Savannah Missed” series. Writer, director and actor Patrick Wang will be in attendance for this screening of his independently-released drama concerning the issue of adoption by gay parents. Screens at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. When: Sun. Dec. 2 Where: Muse, 703 Louisville Rd., Cost: $8 Info:

Tour de Coop: 4th Annual Tour of Chicken Coops

What: Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA) sponsors this trolley tour of backyard chicken coops in the Savannah area, followed by a party. Tour leaves from/returns to Southern Pine Company, which also is the locale for the reception and a silent auction benefiting SUGA. When: Sun. Dec. 2, 1-5 p.m. Where: Southern Pine Company, 616 E. 35th Street Cost: $15 adults, $5 children.

Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration/Memorial Service

What: Honoring the 71st anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on the U.S. Fleet in Pearl Harbor. When: Sun. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Where: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler Cost: Free and open to the public.

Music: Magnolia String Quartet

What: The Honors String Quartet of Georgia Southern University, under the direction of Dr. Larisa Elisha. Concert includes works by Shostakovich & Mendelssohn. When: Sun. Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Where: Congregation Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon Cost: $15

Jazz Christmas Concert Featufing Ben Tucker and Friends

What: The 11th concert that Ben Tucker has performed at Messiah Lutheran will feature traditional Christmas favorites played by Ben on bass, Eric Jones on piano, and Billy Hoffman on drums, with vocalist Brenda Rucker. When: Sun. Dec. 2, 4 p.m. Where: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Rd, Skidaway Island Cost: Free and open to the public.

Tree of Light Candle Lighting and Memorial Gathering

What: Hospice Savannah’s 21st annual event to light a candle and remember loved ones during the holiday season. Seating is provided. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served afterwards in the Forsyth Cafe. Rain location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St. When: Sun. Dec. 2, 5 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public.

Tybee’s Floating Christmas Parade

What: Boats, skiffs and yachts decorated in their holiday finery (with lights!) Party starts at 6pm, launch is at 7pm. Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade! Free + food donation to launch your boat. $5 + food donation to watch. Food donations benefit America’s Second Harvest. When: Sun. Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Where: Departs from/Returns to the Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd., Tybee Island Info: 912-786-7009 .

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One of the more under-the-radar events around town has been the monthly “Savannah Songwriter” series, a gathering of proudly local, longtime musicians who rotate venues around town in an effort to expand the universe of local music. This past weekend, the classic ballroom at Johnny Harris on Victory Drive hosted the Savannah Songwriters. Performing were Eric Culberson, Kris Youmans, Roy Swindelle, and Joan Maute, photographed here by photographer extraordinaire Ann Sosbe. The next edition of the Savannah Songwriters Series is Dec. 9 at Doc’s Bar on Tybee. See Another local tradition — this one a bit more longstanding — kicks off this Sunday with the opening reception for the 18th annual “I Have Marks to Make” show at the Jepson, featuring work by those who have found therapeutic inspiration through art. All that said, the biggest news in this week’s paper involves the awesome lineup

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Republican reconsideration of immigration “Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.” — Groucho Marx Apparently Groucho has been elected chairman of the Republican National Committee. Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama has so shocked the Republican Party that it now is willing to question long–held positions. If defeat prompts Republicans to abandon anti–freedom convictions, that’s all to the good – even if the abandonment is cynically motivated. The first position open to change is immigration. Hispanics are a growing percentage of the population, and the Republican share of their vote was only 27 percent this year, down from 44 percent in 2004 and 31 percent four years ago. As the Wall Street Journal observes, “Polls regularly show that immigration is not a priority for Hispanic voters, but how border policy is discussed still matters as a threshold and symbolic issue.” The party has long insisted on border security, which means an electrified fence, militarization, and even surveillance by drones. Only after the border is secure, Republicans and conservatives have said, should any change in immigration policy be considered. The most staunchly conservative Republicans have opposed anything that smacks of amnesty for “illegal aliens,” that is, persons without government papers. Conservative activists and talk–show hosts have insisted that no one whose first act with respect to America was to break the law deserves to be here. Now Sean Hannity, a conservative pundit on Fox News, says he has “evolved.” People without papers who have no criminal records should be allowed a “pathway to citizenship.” The old Hannity would have said that they all have criminal records by virtue of being in the country without the government’s permission. Funny, isn’t it, that conservatives who say they want small government think it should be big

enough to decree who can and cannot freely cross the border. Hannity’s motive is clear – and it isn’t the advancement of individual freedom. “We’ve got to get rid of the immigration issue altogether,” he said . Why did it take a devastating loss at the polls for Hannity to evolve? Because refusal to take a humane position toward people who exercise their natural right to move in search of a better life has become an albatross for the Republicans. Fellow conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer wants a similar shift. Krauthammer says a GOP turnaround requires but a single policy change: Border fence plus amnesty. Yes, amnesty. Use the word. Shock and awe – full legal normalization (just short of citi-

Hispanics haven’t believed there would be anything “beyond enforcement,” why should they believe an upfront promise of amnesty? Because the Republicans want their votes. The cynicism runs thick: “Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016,” Krauthammer writes. “It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable.” Right. Put a Hispanic face on the GOP, and all will be well. Is that the same Marco Rubio who misled voters to believe his parents were exiles from Castro’s Cuba, when in fact they came to the United States more than two years before the communist revolution? Even if it’s for the wrong reasons, it’s good to see conservatives rethinking their position. But they

Why did it take a devastating loss at the polls for Hannity to evolve? Because refusal to take a humane position toward people who exercise their natural right to move in search of a better life has become an albatross for the Republicans. zenship) in return for full border enforcement. Continuing, he writes, “I’ve always been of the ‘enforcement first’ school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border–state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.” Krauthammer leaves a big question unaddressed: If until now

have a long way to go. Forget about border–security. People have a right to move, and government should not be issuing – or withholding – permission slips. Being required to have papers should offend people who believe they are free. Next, forget about amnesty. Amnesty implies forgiveness for wrongdoing. But there is nothing wrong in breaking a decree that violates natural law and natural rights. No such product of a legislature even deserves to be called law. cs Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation ( in Fairfax, Va.

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All cooped up (Of course, in small towns all over, old timers are rolling their eyes. “Y’all are late. We’ve only been raising chickens out here in the country since the beginning of time.”) Chickens fit right into the postage–stamp sized farms many of us cultivate in our backyards. Savannah Urban Gardening Alliance (SUGA) founder Kelly Lockamy calls it “closing the loop:” You grow the vegetables, you feed the scraps to the chickens, you compost their poop and use it as fertilizer for more vegetables. It’s a beautiful cycle. And the eggs make it worth the big clucking mess. If you’re interested in seeing how the other flocks live, SUGA’s annual Tour de Coop will show off of some of the city’s bird lofts this Sunday, Dec. 2. The two–trolley tour starts and ends at Southern Pine Company and is a cackling fun–raiser for the non–profit that aims to bring healthy, local food to every corner of Savannah, one garden and coop at a time. “Some are kind of raggedy and some are so plush its ridiculous,” laughs SUGA board member Kathryn Tanner, who keeps a family of feathered friends in a modest screened abode on the eastside. The former schoolteacher bought some gorgeous Australorps and Buff Orpingtons after riding the tour two years ago and was hooked enough to help make hen–keeping easier for others by sitting on the task force for the county’s new animal control ordinance. (Adopted this summer, the

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salted caramel cake with eggs from your own backyard. Around the same time, hipsters framed urban chicken farming as a local, organic food source. Tending your own clutch became a sexy way to stick it to the agro–industrial complex. Plus, just like local produce, we figured out that fresh eggs taste more like themselves instead of the inside of a refrigerated truck. Now the Internet buzzes with


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No matter how carefully I staplegun the bird netting from the roofline to the fence, she finds a way out. Sometimes I’ll find her sitting on top of the clothesline, burbling contentedly, mocking me. She is one bad chicken. Houdini, so named for her evil habit of absconding from the secured chicken run on the side of the house, is one of our family’s five hens. Shy Henrietta is also of the Araucana breed, sharing Houdini’s pluffy feathered cheeks. Teresa, the big sharp– toed leader of the brood, is a Rhode Island Red joined by an indistinguishable pair of copper–feathered sisters known as the Feral Twins. They came to us in different ways at various ages around four years ago, and I’ve been chasing them around the neighborhood ever since. When they’re not plotting in the sideyard, they live near the vegetable beds in a red shack built by my husband, who would have rather put a hot tub in that spot. Once upon a time, raising chickens was far too Jed Clampett for us cityfolk. But then Martha Stewart flaunted her blue eggs and raised the bar on domestic badassery: No longer was it enough to grown your own basil or make candles from scratch. If you wanted to keep up with Martha, you had to bake your seven–layer


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

Suspects sought in Fairground shootings In breaking news about the Nov. 3 Fairground shootings, Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police have obtained warrants against six men “and expect more charges to be filed.”

Detectives are asking the public’s help in locating two men charged with aggravated assault for the actual shootings and four others who made false statements to police to impede the investigation. Sought on the aggravated assault charges are Lajuan Jerome Sloman, 21, of a Cordell Street address, and Shawn Hakeem Siebert, 21, of a Fluke Street address. Charged with providing a false name to police and making false statements is Terrence Lassalle Thacker Jr., 23, of a West 61st Street

address. Charged with providing false statements were Diqwane Dreshawn Buter, 28, who already is in custody on unrelated drug charges, Jeffrey Bashon Crawford, 19, of a Lloyd Street address, and Ephraim Rashad German, 19, of Brandle Way. “The nature of the offense indicates that these men are dangerous and need to be off our streets,” said Police Chief Willie Lovett. “Eight innocent people were injured and we are extremely fortunate no one was killed in this senseless shooting. “Our detectives and the rest of our department worked diligently to solve this case and they have not completed their investigations. We do expect other charges to follow. Meanwhile, we are grateful to the citizens who came forward to help us. Anyone with information on the case or the location of the suspects is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

• A spate of traffic incisign and was struck dents, some deadly, domiby a pickup truck. nated the blotter news Carlos Sibert, 37, this past week: was driving a 1990 A Savannah woman Chevrolet Silverado died after the pickup truck south on Bee Road she was driving collided and was unable to with the rear of a stopped avoid crashing into n ma Slo e Lajuan Jerom Chatham Area Transit bus the driver’s side is one of two sought for t on Ogeechee Road. aul ass d door of the Taurus, ate rav agg Pamela Sellers, 32, died pushing it through at Memorial University a plastic fence and into a house in the Medical Center where she was trans1600 block of 36th. ported after the 6:04 a.m. collision. Applewhite and a passenger were Both vehicles were travelling south on extricated by Savannah Fire firefightthe 4700 block of Ogeechee Road just ers. Williams and Chelsea Sibert, 15, north of Azalea when the black 2000 a passenger in the pickup truck, were Chevrolet Silverado struck the rear of transported to Memorial for treatthe bus that was loading passengers. ment of injuries. Carlos Sibert was One driver was in critical conditransported by family members. tion and two passengers from each An accident on the Back River vehicle had to be treated for injuries Bridge in South Carolina halted all after an afternoon collision on East traffic into and from South Carolina 36th Street. over the Talmadge Memorial Bridge Shakiem Applewhite, 20, was transfor many hours last Tuesday. cs ported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries after Give anonymous crime tips to the 2002 Ford Taurus he was driving Crimestoppers at 234-2020 east on East 36th Street ran a stop

Why is the human race relatively hairless? What hair we have provides minimal protection against elements. Were we only supposed to live in tropical climates where such protection was unnecessary? What was the need for us to lose our body hair? — J. Brown, Ireland Nobody really knows, and in fact human nakedness remains one of the great mysteries—the author of Genesis, no less, felt compelled to work a partial explanation into the biblical creation myth. We’re the only essentially hairless primate species, and one of few hairless mammals. Considering how helpful

modernity. Zoologist Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape, offers the twist that hairlessness prevented hunters from overheating when chasing game, which makes sense; as distance runners we have few equals. Humans are descended from aquatic apes. The idea is that hairlessness made our seafood-loving forebears more streamlined in the water. There’s little evidence supporting this, and scientists have roundly rejected it. Less hair = fewer bugs, or to put it more formally, hairlessness reduces “parasite load.” Also unpersuasive: humans have been infested with lice, fleas, and other parasites until recently. If none of the above explanations will cut it, what does? We have to guess. Our ancestors began walking on two legs 4 million years ago, and the trend toward bigger brains began 2 million years ago. Genetic analysis suggests hominids have been hairless for 1.2 million years. Clothing is much more recent—the earliest evidence for hide scraping dates back just 300,000 years. The wild card is fire, needed not just to keep the cave warm but for cooking.

Recent analysis suggests hominids were using fire as of a million years ago. If it turns out hairlessness and mastery of fire occurred around the same time, we have a plausible sequence of events. Once they were no longer at the mercy of the elements, hominids could indulge a yen for less hirsute mates without jeopardizing their offspring. Once our ancestors had acquired both fire and clothing, there was nothing to prevent nakedness from becoming dominant, and at some point the capacity to grow abundant body hair evidently was lost. When the ancestors of modern east Asians were trapped in Siberia by glaciers during the last ice age, 25,000 to 50,000 years ago, they evolved eyefolds and flatter facial features to protect against the cold. But body hair didn’t re-emerge. Technology, in this reading, made nakedness possible, and nakedness in turn made technology indispensable. We’ve been the prisoners of our own cleverness ever since. cs By cecil adams

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a fur coat can be, not only in keeping warm but also in protecting against the sun, you’d think losing our hair would have been a sure route to extinction. Yet here we are, masters of the planet. It seems clear nakedness was closely tied to human progress. At minimum we can say this: once we started down the road to civilization, nakedness prevented our going back. Before we get into that, let’s run through some explanations for human hairlessness proposed up till now: We’re sexier with no hair. Darwin was one of the first to propose this, though he didn’t put it so bluntly. He noted that hairlessness may have been a factor in sexual selection and that women, historically the object rather than the initiator of pursuit, have less hair than men. However, while nakedness may increase lust, a fat lot of good that does you if the other party has frozen to death. Lack of hair makes it easier to cool off. Since it’s generally agreed humankind originated in tropical Africa, this is plausible—indigenous inhabitants of tropical regions typically wore minimal clothing before being overtaken by


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news of the weird Paint It Gone If an asteroid is ever on a collision course with Earth, it is feasible that the planet could be saved by firing paintballs at it, according to an MIT graduate student whose detailed plan won this year’s prize in a United Nations space council competition, announced in October. White paint powder, landing strategically on the asteroid, would initially bump it a bit, but in addition would facilitate the sun’s photons bouncing off the solid white surface. Over a period of years, the bounce energy would divert the body even farther off course. The already identified asteroid Apophis, which measures 1,500 feet in diameter and is projected to approach Earth in 2029, would require five tons of paintball ammo.

The Litigious Society • Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, filed a lawsuit in October in Sacramento County, Calif., claiming that Jay Leone, 90, “negligently” shot him. Cutrufelli had burglarized Leone’s home in Greenbrae, unaware that Leone was home. When Leone reached for one of his stashed handguns, Cutrufelli shot him in the jaw and then pulled the trigger pointblank at Leone’s head, but was out of bullets. Leone then shot Cutrufelli several times, which Cutrufelli apparently felt was entirely unnecessary. • In October, the former captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia (on which 32 people died after it ran aground in January 2012) filed a lawsuit

against Costa Cruises for “wrongfully” law applies only to bribes of $5,000 firing him. Francesco Schettino is or more. (Also in October, Chicago awaiting trial for manslaughter, accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel disbanded the of sending the ship dangerously close to city’s ethics board after a 25-year run shore on a personal lark, and was also in which it never found an alderman charged with abandoning ship, since he in violation—even though, during that was spotted in a lifeboat in the midst of time, 20 aldermen were convicted of passengers’ escape. (Schettino said he felonies.) wound up in the lifeboat only because • The government’s Health Canada he “slipped” and fell in.) agency announced in • China’s legal system October that Avmor apparently is growing to Ltd. had agreed to recall resemble America’s. A one lot of its Antiwell-covered (but incommicrobial Foaming pletely sourced) story from Hand Soap—because are you of Chinese media in Octoit was contaminated montreal? ber reported that Mr. Jian with microbes. (The Feng won the equivalent recall did not disclose of $120,000 in a lawsuit whether the danger against his well-to-do wife was due to too many for deceiving him and submicrobes overwhelming sequently giving birth to the soap or due to the what Feng thought was an inability of the antimiugly baby. Feng discovered crobial soap to kill any that his wife had had cosmicrobes at all.) metic surgery—and thus • Karma: (1) Tyller was not, genetically, the Myers, 19, was killed beauty that he married but, in a collision near Norin reality, plain-looking. walk, Ohio, in September when he ran a stop sign and was Ironies rammed by a tractor-trailer. Afterward, police found three stolen stop signs in • Amateur!: In October, a federal Myers’ truck. (2) A 21-year-old man appeals court overturned the bribery was killed crossing a highway at 5 a.m. conviction of a City of Chicago zonin Athens, Ga., in September. Police ing inspector—on the grounds that the said he had just dined-and-dashed out bribes he was convicted of taking were of a Waffle House restaurant and into too small to be covered by federal law. the path of a pickup truck. Dominick Owens, 46, was convicted • The Will of God: Devoted Catholic of taking two bribes of $600 each to David Jimenez, 45, had been praying issue certificates of occupancy, but the

regularly to a large crucifix outside the Church of St. Patrick in Newburgh, N.Y., having become convinced that it was responsible for eradicating his wife’s ovarian cancer. He even got permission from the church to spruce up the structure, as befit its power. Then, during a cleaning in May 2010, the 600pound crucifix came loose and fell on Jimenez’s leg, which had to be amputated. From a holy object of worship to precipitator of a lawsuit: Jimenez’s $3 million litigation against the archdiocese goes to trial in January.

Compelling Explanations Not Mine! (1) James White, 30, was arrested in Grove City, Fla., after being stopped by police patrolling a high-burglary neighborhood, and in a consensual search of his pants, officers found a packet of Oxycodone pills for which White did not have a prescription. However, according to the police report, White suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, wait! These aren’t my pants!” (2) Ms. Vida Golac, 18, was arrested in Naples, Fla., in October, and charged with possessing marijuana, which police discovered in her genitals as she was being strip-searched. According to the police report, Golac denied that the drugs were hers and explained that she was just hiding them there for friends.

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Least Competent Criminals Cunning Plans: (1) William Keltner, 52, was arrested in Abilene, Texas, in November, after he underestimated the security at a Wal-mart self-checkout line. He had taken the barcode off of a $1.17 item, placed it on a $228 TV set, and checked himself out, assuming no one would notice. (2) Kerri Heffernan, 31, was charged in October in Massachusetts with robbing banks in Brockton

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Election Follies (1) Robert McDonald tied Olivia Ballou for the final seat on the city council of Walton, Ky., with 669 votes, but only later found out that his wife (exhausted from a hospital’s night shift) had not made it to the polls. (The following week, as per voting rules, McDonald and Ballou held a coin flip. Ballou won but relinquished the seat to McDonald for an unrelated reason.) (2) Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested in Gilbert, Ariz., a few days after the election when, police said, she chased her husband with her Jeep and rammed him during a drunken rant blaming him for President Obama’s victory (though Arizona’s electoral votes went solidly for Mitt Romney). Daniel Solomon was hospitalized in critical condition. cs


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The third time will likely be the charm for the Savannah Stopover Festival, which announces the 2013 schedule —well, the bulk of it — this week with the benefit of hindsight, word of mouth and an ever–growing reputation among American indie musicians. There’ll be a couple of “headliner” acts at the multi–venue music showcase, March 7–9, making their way to the big SXSW conference in Austin. That’s been the flashpoint for Stopover since it began in 2011. Yet the focus, says founder Kayne Lanahan, will remain firmly on bringing the bands with buzz, those flying just under public radar. “As you grow, you don’t want to

abandon the notion of discovery, which is what this is really all about,” she explains. “But there’s still a lot of these bands that have gone to the next level, if you will, that have never played Savannah, or play here very rarely.” Chief among these is the Athens collective of Montreal, which will play a free Stopover concert March 8 in Forsyth Park.

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Savannah. Stopover. Stop over in Savannah. In three years, says Lanahan, “I think what we’ve realized is, it’s the band experience that’s helped grow it. It’s the bands going back and telling other bands ‘This is cool. We really like doing this.’” It’s that Southern hospitality thing, according to Blake Olmstead Mavrogeorgis, Stopover’s PR coordinator. “They’re treated so well here,” she enthuses. “I can’t even tell you how many times I got thanked, by everyone. And I’m getting e–mail like ‘We played last year, but here’s this band


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“When we started this whole thing,” Lanahan adds, “a few people I know tangentially in the festival business said it’s a three– to five–year proposition to really figure out if you’ve got something that’s going to work, and last, and sustain itself – and Year Three is your year. So, no pressure.”

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Gory details department: The Savannah Stopover announcement will be celebrated with a bash Friday, Nov. 30 at ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. It look as if one of the confirmed bands will play a tippy-top secret acoustic show. Tickets went on sale Nov. 27, and they look like this: $50 for a three-day pass. Regular priced VIP ($120) and Day Passes ($30) are also available. Once the early bird passes are gone, the three-day pass is $75. Check out and, as they say, get yours now. CS




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Your buying guide to the vinyl experience by Tyler Kane

With vinyl’s recent resurgence, many people who have yet to drop a needle themselves are buying up turntables and twelve–inches left and right. And it’s no surprise — people love the format’s ‘warm,’ uncompressed sound; its deliberate, thoughtful listening experience and quite frankly, the artwork on a big twelve–inch just looks cooler.

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7 The stylus makes a difference

When replacing or just purchasing your first stylus, it’s probably tempting to go with the cheapest option, which is generally a spherical stylus. The option is cheap for a reason — it generally covers much less of the records’ groove and creates shock waves in the records’

playback. suggests linear contact or micro line styli.

6 Pick your speakers wisely

With speaker campaigns that tout ‘huge bass’ and volume, it’s important to remember what the musicians producing a given album had in mind to begin with. When concerning frequency response, usually the less–enhanced, simpler speakers are better, and your ears (and album mixers around the country) will thank you for it.

5 Spend the extra money for 180– gram records

While it’s been rumored for a long time that 180–gram records —a thicker, stronger record which is almost a millimeter thicker than standard 120 gram pressings— have deeper grooves than other pressings, that’s not the case. The 180–gram record’s advantage is its lasting, improved fidelity and is surely worth the extra cash to listeners.


The amplifier is important, too

While the turntable is the device that plays your music, the amplifier is the power behind it that boosts your tunes to neighbor–maddening levels, and should be carefully considered. With boutique dealers and at–home audio craftsmen now selling high–grade, tube stereo amplifiers online, now is one of the best

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2 Use a decent turntable

’There is so much crap out there,’ my regular record–slinging guru/ clerk tells me about the turntables that are being produced these days. And to an extent, it’s true. Depending on what you want out of listening to music in the vinyl format

—we’re talking to people who are looking for fidelity over nostalgia— investing in a decent turntable is the best thing you can do. Although prices for decent turntables can range from affordable to unobtainable for most (Technics’ go–to automatic turntable, the SL–1200 retails for $1,200), there are a few qualities to keep in mind for higher fidelity— manual tonearms, adjustable tracking weights and simple design all benefit the listening experience.

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the prophet Iokannan (played by David Bonham) and drives the moral confusion. Connect’s Bill DeYoung also stars as King Herod, with Lynne Jones as his queen and mother of the biblical Lolita. The cast also includes Joshua Moser, April Hayes, Daniel Zuzalek, Brandall Jones and D’Amber Guice. Salome opens this Friday, Nov. 30 at Muse Arts Warehouse. It will be Theodoropoulos’ first stint onstage after a long absence. Far more down–to–earth than diva–like, the petite 28 year–old shared her insights

about her character, her city and her “big, fat Greek family” over a cup of coffee this week. Tell us how you ended up in Savannah for this production. Alexandra Theodoropoulos: David I.L. Poole and I went to college together at SUNY Purchase; I was in his senior thesis play. After we graduated, we did a few more projects together until he relocated down South. He called me at the beginning of the year to ask if I would do Salome. I had to ask him — and I’ve been kind of slapped on the hand for this — “Why did you want me?” I mean, continues on p. 26

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A.T.: The bulk of my theater experience was during and after college. Then I veered into the art world, where I’m a freelance artist and an art handler. I do my own work, but I also install art in exhibits and galleries. So I’m the white–gloved, silent, “Where do you want this?” person taking direction from the curator or the artist. I love it because I’m a blue collar worker in the art world. But I’ve never stopped being passionate about theater and I’m glad for the opportunity.

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How have you prepared for the role the femme fatale? Apparently there’s quite a dance number involved… A.T.: I’ve been working with a wonderful ballet dancer, Jacob Givens, who’s helping me choreograph the piece. David has crafted the most beautiful veils that I’ll be using in the dance, to be disposed of one by one… Will you go the Full Monty?

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A.T.: [smiling] It will be tastefully done. We went through all kinds of videos and versions for stage and film, and people have taken it in a lot of different directions, not all of them ending in nudity. It’s something that there is no standard for, so there’s a lot of room for creative interpretation. What else does the character bring up for you? A.T.: Salome is a strong–willed woman who’s living in a really abrasive, archaic man’s world. The question of whether she’s a victim or a vixen, her heart of gold or stone, that’s up for the individual to decide. The kind of relationship Salome has with Iokannan — who is John the Baptist — it’s not what you would typically expect. She is a femme fatale, but it’s kind of happenstance, given her beauty and her power as a princess of Judaea. As a woman, she’s definitely fallible and she definitely has her weakness, and Iokannan is her weakness.

Oscar Wilde wrote Salome in French during the late 1800s. What are the enduring parts for the audience to enjoy about it, besides coming to see you dance? A.T.: What’s wonderful is that David has adapted the play, trying to contemporize the language so the audience isn’t caught up in the “thee”s and “thou”s, this kind of stodgy language that could make people’s eyes roll, or just confuse them. Or worse, make them feel detached. With this adapted version of the play, we feel like we’ve rid the piece of the language distractions and distilled it down to the meat and potatoes of what is actually happening: What are the relationships and why are they important? What are the themes being tackled here, like taboo, crossing lines, being judged, being objectified? Have you been to Savannah before? A.T.:  No, this is my first real experience of the South. I’m absolutely captivated. I mean the Spanish moss… it’s constantly ethereal. Everything seems like it’s from a slightly earlier time. The smaller scale of things… the richness in the architecture…the friendliness of the people… [trails off wistfully.] Where I live in New York City, in Queens, it can be a hard place to exist. It’s certainly a shark tank if you’re a

A.T.: I live in one giant question mark. I am a tumbleweed…I’m just working through this time in my life the best I can. I have a big, fat Greek family back in New York: I’m one of five children, and my twin sister just had her first baby. That makes all four of my siblings married with children, and I’m the single spinster enjoying everything they can’t anymore [laughs]. So maybe, if the opportunity presents itself again. Have you been rebitten by the theater bug hard enough to pursue it again? A.T.:  Anytime any of my artist friends needed help with a project, I was there, but this is the first production where there are lines to be memorized, blocking to be done. If I were to continue to pursue theater full force in the city, this is a much needed exercise. It’s a struggle thinking that New York is where you need to be as artist if you want to be serious, but you can throw everything you have into a void and it’s just sucked in. It’s an elitist frame of mind that I’m working to rid myself of. I love having the ability to try and achieve success in the city, but if you’re not happy, if your heart’s crying out for a friendly face and someone to call you “ma’am”… It’s been so inspiring to meet the people in the theater community here and see how much they devote to making their lives and work relevant. It’s ideal for me here, people are so friendly. I’ve never been called “ma’am” more in my life! cs Salome Parlor Play presented by the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble When: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 1, 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Rd. Tickets: $15 Info: 912.232.0018

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Tamara Jackson changes it up as the lead in AWOL’s traditional holiday production.

Always interested in poking at stuffy societal conventions through his writing, Dickens would have marveled over this season’s theatrical collaboration between community youth program All Walks of Life (AWOL) and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs. While Dickens’ A Christmas Carol already addresses the coldness of commerce over humanity and the evils of class discrimination, this winter production also amps up the context with some good old–fashioned genderbending: In a move that would have made the Victorian ladies faint, director Jonathan Johnson has cast a woman in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner.” “I wanted to do something different, put a new spin on a story that everyone already thinks they know,” says Johnson, who has also directed local productions of For Colored Girls by Ntozke Shange and Before It Hits Home, Cheryl L. West’s homage to the AIDS crisis in the African American community. Johnson didn’t actually conceive the change–up until he met Tamara Jackson, a recent SCAD performing arts graduate who answered the audition call. Her strong presence and acting abilities planted the idea that a new face for Scrooge was the perfect way to make Dickens’ tale relevant to diverse audiences in 2012. “I think accepting a female in this role will make the audience think deeply,” says the Alabama native. Jackson heartily accepted the role, perfecting Scrooge’s nasty attitude and delving into the character’s deep wounding. “It’s been a challenge,” admits the 23 year–old. “This is the most exhausting character I’ve ever played, and I’m onstage ninety–five percent of the time. Scrooge is such an angry and bitter person, it takes a lot of energy.” Johnson’s creative casting brings complexity to the role, adds Jackson. continues on p. 28

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“With Scrooge as an angry black woman, the character takes on more and different meanings.” Scrooge’s redemptive journey through Christmases past, present and future hinges on the plight of one of his oppressed workers, Bob Cratchit, played by D.Antwan Roper, and Crachit’s disabled son, Tiny Tim, played by sixth grader Marquis Erving. With a cast of nine, Roper, Erving and the rest of the players will double up on the small roles as well. The age range of his cast was a welcome change for director Johnson, who has worked with college students and the kids in AWOL’s afterschool programs but never with the community at large. This production marks the first alliance between AWOL and the Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and he hopes the joint effort will become a winter tradition. “We had these two productions going on every year, and it made sense to combine them by incorporating our AWOL kids into the theater of the whole community,” says Johnson. “Now we’ve got the



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kids with the adults and everyone is represented.” The true meaning of Christmas is the moral of Dickens’ enduring tale, which Johnson believes goes beyond religion. “It’s about the human connection, how we value morals, how we value family,” he muses. He’s incorporated song, dance and special effects into the production, being staged in at the Black Box Theater at the city’s S.P.A.C.E gallery. Johnson says the intimacy of the theater helps showcase the humanity of the characters and the emotional charge of Dickens’ classic. “In this small space, it hits you hard. It’s going to be a transformative night.” cs A Christmas Carol presented by AWOL and the City of Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs When: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry Tickets: $12 Info: 912.303.4987 or



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Nothing quite breaks the pattern of holiday gluttony like a burger, and there’s a new place to try. Locally owned B&D Burgers opened its newest location on Congress Street a couple of weeks ago, right up against the southern border of restaurant–filled City Market. The former PressWorks location was gutted and got a complete facelift: Big bar downstairs, another bar and more seating upstairs and a huge outdoor area with covered and heated seating, big screen TVs and a stage. It’s a well–conceived design and adds another 140 seats or so to the downtown restaurant scene. The food is B&D’s menu that has been dialed in for consistency for several years. My grilled chicken sandwich with Cajun seasoning was hot and flavorful, although the portion looked kinda small in that big bun. I chose baked beans — smoky and sweet — but could have opted for B&D’s hand cut fries or vinegar– based coleslaw. There’s a good beer list, and some unusual import and small producer selections.

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The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor

By Jonathan Rogers Frequent readers will know my familiar diatribe about the unforgivable scarcity of scholarly books on the life and times of the great Savannah–born author Flannery O’Connor. Her name is virtually synonymous with the always–trendy label “Southern Gothic” yet she

generally receives little credit from the outside world for being one of its founders. Into the vacuum comes Jonathan Rogers’s excellent little volume The Terrible Speed of Mercy, which does us all the great service of dispensing with the usual familiar notion of O’Connor as a conflicted Catholic with a dichotomous worldview. Here, through letters, papers, and accounts of close friends and family, we see that on the contrary O’Connor never wavered in her devout Catholicism, and the foibles of humanity she so adroitly and humorously illustrated, far from causing her to question her faith, led her to find ever more practical reasons to appreciate it, up to and including her dying day at age 39 of lupus. What O’Connor did have, however, was an abiding distaste for those who hid behind their piety and used it as a tool to avoid dealing with reality, or as a way to further other agendas. At one point O’Connor — famously catty about authors whose work she didn’t respect — refers to another Catholic writer’s work as “just propaganda and its being propaganda for the side of the angels only makes it worse. The novel is an art form and when you use it for anything other than art, you pervert it.” While O’Connor spend the vast bulk of her life in Milledgeville, Ga., and wrote most of her works there on the family farm called Andalusia, Rogers does spend some time on the paradigm shift involved in O’Connor’s move from her birthplace in an Irish Catholic neighborhood in Savannah to the much smaller town in middle Georgia:

The World of the Salt Marsh

By Charles Seabrook As a wee lad growing up on the marshes of John’s Island near Charleston, SC, Charles Seabrook couldn’t wait to get away and explore the rest of the world. But after 35 years as a science reporter for the Atlanta Journal–Constitution, he discovered that his childhood stomping grounds were actually “the most wondrous, magical place of all.” A poetic homage to the rich life within the bands of tall grass and

thick mud that wind up and down the southeastern Atlantic coast, The World of the Salt Marsh takes the reader through hidden bird nests, sweeping oyster beds and humble farms where Gullah descendants live off the land of their ancestors. But Seabrook also turns his reporter’s eye on the effects of development and industry: The rapid destruction of the marsh means not only losing essential wildlife habitats but our food sources and storm buffers as well. This book essential reading for all who live on the coast — whether we take time to appreciate the beauty of the marsh or not, the healthy existence of it is inextricably tied to our own. — Jessica Leigh Lebos

Georgia Spirits and Specters

By Beth Dolgner If you need a break from the Savannah/ Lowcountry ghost stuff, try this handy book from Beth Dolgner. In addition to a solid chapter on Savannah locales, the bulk of the book goes all over the Peach State looking for quasi– spooky historical material, with a lot of actual history thrown in. The sites are thankfully counterintuitive and fun — for example, the Masquerade nightclub in Atlanta, or the “Dead Angle” at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. — Jim Morekis

A Self–Guided Tour of Savannah

By Maryann Jurkofsky This book is not for those with extensive knowledge of Savannah, but rather for the first–time visitor. As such — and at five bucks — it’s a great stocking stuffer for a family member who’s coming to town, or as hint that they should plan a trip soon. The book contains two 90–minute walking tours, one for the north side of downtown and the other down to the edge of the Victorian district. Notably, Forsyth Park isn’t explored at all; perhaps a subject for the author’s next book? — Jim Morekis


“While there was a Catholic population in Milledgeville and a Catholic church... there was no Catholic quarter as there was in Savannah. Unlike the neighbors on Lafayette Square, the O’Connor’s neighbors in Milledgeville were almost all Protestant. Here began O’Connor’s close observation of the varieties of Protestantism that inform her fiction of the ‘Christ–haunted’ South.” — Jim Morekis


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Brad Hook — Brad D. Hook, watercolorist, will be displaying his works at the JEA from November 1-30. Brad is a self taught watercolor artist who has been painting and drawing for over 35 years. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.


Ching Levy — During this show, all original pieces are being discounted 50%. The popular Chinese American artist displayed her work in Savannah at The Gallery and participated at ten Telfair Art Fairs. Chen’s Chinese Restaurant, 20 E. DeRenne Ave. I Have Marks to Make — Eighteenth annual edition of beloved local arts tradition celebrating the therapeutic and rehabilitative power of art. Show runs Dec. 2-Jan. 6, with opening reception Dec. 2, 2-5 p.m. At 3 p.m. there’s a program in the Neises Auditorium by show participants. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Ikeda Feingold — Large works show at The Sparetime, second floor, 36 MLK Jr Blvd. Small works exhibition at Local 11Ten, 1110 Bull St. Karen Abato and Lily Harms — New work featured at reception Dec. 7 from 6-9 PM, continuing for a week. DesotoRow Gallery, 2427 DeSoto Ave.,

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Last Minute Christmas Show — Tybee Arts Association will hold its Last Minute Christmas show and sale Dec. 7-9. A total of 18 local artists will fill the Tybee Arts Association building with original art, and fine hand-crafts, for a weekend full of wonderful gift options. The show will include a variety of art and artists, for collectors or giftgivers. The show will also include demonstrations by the artists. Bring nonperishable food/can goods for the Rising Tyde Food Bank and you’ll

be entered in a raffle for an artist basket. The show will be held at the Tybee Arts Association building, at 7 Cedarwood, near the Lighthouse on Tybee Island. The show will open Friday, Dec. 7, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and continue Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Little Black Dress — Curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley, this exhibit charts the historic and contemporary significance of a singular sartorial phenomenon. Through January 27 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Local Flavor — Joanne Morton, artist/curator, hosts her first art show. Artists represented through Dragonfly Studio, Tybee Island make up the seven artists exhibited. Artists exhibiting are; Brad Hook, Carol Taylor, Gertrude Palmer, Jonathon Poirer, Linda Erzinger, James Russell May, & Denise Elliot-Vernon. October 5–December 6. Lowcountry Gourmet Foods, 10 W. Broughton St. Metamorphosis — Paintings by local artist and naturalist Mallory Pearce and his late mother Sally Pearce. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80 Offering of the Angels: Masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery — Italian Renaissance Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Dec. 7, 2012 through March 30, 2013. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Ornaments of Spirit — Recent paintings by Melinda Borysevicz, November 5- December 3. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. T minus 10 — Chances are you’ve seen Adolfo’s art bringing to life interior and

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It was Rod Serling, at the start of each episode of The Twilight Zone, who promised to whisk viewers to “a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land of imagination.” Yet here’s Ang Lee stealthily co–opting that claim for Life of Pi, his rapturous adaptation of Yann Martel’s best–selling novel.

Martel’s 2001 book has long been one of those works coveted by filmmakers yet deemed unfilmable in many circles. But Hollywood, perhaps surprisingly, has a good history with turning unfilmable novels into sterling movies (Slaughterhouse Five, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient and, most recently, the underrated Cloud Atlas), and Life of Pi can be added to the winners’ circle. Working from David Magee’s screenplay, Lee, the Oscar–winning director of Brokeback Mountain, has crafted a visually sumptuous (in 3–D, no less!) fable about Pi Patel (newcomer Suraj Sharma, nailing it), an Indian teenager who survives a disaster at sea, only to then find himself sharing a small boat with a fierce Bengal tiger. A framing device in which an adult Pi (Irrfan Khan) recounts his story to a writer (Rafe Spall) isn’t really needed, but it also isn’t obtrusive, and it’s always desirable to see the accomplished Khan on the screen. Magee’s script is steeped in spiritualism (early sequences illustrate how Pi amusingly considers himself a Hindu, a Muslim and a Christian), an approach that is further conveyed by the heavenly images captured by cinematographer Claudio Miranda and an effects crew that employs CGI to astounding effect. The movie won’t appeal to everyone: Its themes will seem facile to many, and the ambiguity following a climactic twist might strike some as a copout). Yet even its detractors will be hard–pressed to opine that Life of Pi is strictly by–the–numbers.

Moviegoers purchasing tickets to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln will be forgiven for feeling as if they’re stepping into a wax museum rather than a theater auditorium. Spielberg, who has been planning this project for numerous years, has meticulously, painstakingly recreated an entire era. He has also assembled an impressive cast to fill the roles of the historical figures who were part of Abraham Lincoln’s world, whether on the home front or in the political sphere. To complete the illusion, he has tasked Tony Kushner to fashion a script that leaves no grandiloquent declaration untouched. For all its good intentions and spurts of innovation, though, the film never really comes alive as living, breathing history. Instead, it too often plays like an audio reading of the Congressional Record, with some unwieldly domestic scenes tossed in for good measure. Rather than the comprehensive biopic suggested by the title, Lincoln instead focuses on the 16th president’s final days in office, as he works hard to pass an amendment that would outlaw slavery and involuntary servitude. The film tracks every step of this process, showing how Lincoln (Daniel Day–Lewis) would use any means, some bordering on impeachable, to secure passage. Secretary of State William Seward (David Strathairn) works tirelessly on his behalf, playing devil’s advocate when necessary but always showing his support; also fighting for the cause is the garrulous Representative Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones, chewing the scenery

almost as much as he did as Batman Forever’s Two–Face). The political sequences alter between fascinating and fastidious to a fault, yet they’re preferable to the shoehorned segments centering on Lincoln’s relationships with wife Mary Todd (a shrill Sally Field) and grown son Robert (a wasted Joseph Gordon–Levitt). Day–Lewis’ portrayal is, as expected, excellent, and he remains watchable even when the scene around him collapses (the prologue, in which soldiers both black and white recite the Gettysburg Address back to him, is embarrassing in its heavy–handedness). Yet because Day–Lewis is playing a figurehead, an icon, rather than a complete individual – it’s amazing how little we learn about the man himself – even his portrayal ultimately comes up short. Lincoln is a notable achievement, yet this often arid undertaking would have been better had Spielberg decreed that there will be blood in its characterizations.

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The votes have been tallied, and the ass–whipping that Mitt Romney suffered on Election Day has allowed Stephenie Meyer to reclaim the title of America’s most popular Mormon. It’s a transition that occurred at just the right time, as the fifth and final title in the series based on Meyer’s four bestselling books about sparkly vampires has just hit theaters. Now let’s be honest for a continues on p. 34





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minute: The Twilight films can hardly be considered cinematic masterpieces, but neither do they deserve the unfiltered fear and loathing emanating from the scores of male moviegoers who feel threatened by the very existence of any franchise primarily aimed at women (Sex and the City is another). While often sophomoric and artless, each film (especially the first one) has been able to tap into honest moments of insight pertaining to teen angst, unbridled passion and fevered desires, and all have cannily used two actors of limited range – Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner – in a manner that will probably never be replicated by any other movie that taps their services. Still, there’s no getting around the fact that this latest feature fares the worst in practically every regard. Like Breaking Dawn – Part 1, it begins slowly before building speed, yet the narrative ascension ends up derailing before the conclusion. The early going finds the now–vampiric Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Pattinson) raising their gifted child Renesmee (initially rendered by

creepy CGI before actress Mackenzie Foy takes over the role), with Bella incensed that her trusted friend Jacob (Lautner) imprinted on the little girl while in wolf form (not recalling what “imprinted” meant in this context, I confused it with “marked his territory” and wondered why I couldn’t recall such a disgusting scene from Part 1). Eventually, the Days of Our Lives interludes abruptly end when the Volturi, that evil coven of vampires, decides to destroy Renesmee. This leads to the best part of the movie, with the story deviating from its source material to such extremes that the faithful readers at the advance screening shrieked with the same fervor as a 5–year–old watching her older brother tearing the head off her favorite doll. This unexpected departure is an audacious maneuver but, without giving too much away, it also turns out to be something of a cheat. And just like that, a series that was at its best when it got its own blood boiling disappointingly ends with ice in its veins.

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Any list of the 10 best James Bond films would have to include 2006’s Casino Royale and the latest installment, Skyfall. That’s a pretty impressive batting average for Daniel Craig, who’s appeared in only three out of the 23 movies starring the dapper British agent with a licence (U.K. spelling intentional) to kill. It also speaks well for a series that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, a half–century stretch that has seen the franchise occasionally teetering on the brink of irrelevance yet always managing to right itself. In the Craig canon, Casino Royale still ranks as the best, although Skyfall proves to be superior to 2008’s Quantum of Solace (itself better than the mostly blistering reviews would suggest). This new entry is a 007 saga certain to leave viewers both shaken and stirred, and not only by the exciting set–pieces. That’s because this film, like the two before it, occasionally allows Bond to wear his heart on his tailored sleeve, with Craig revealing flashes of empathy more frequently than did his predecessors in the role. It also takes the character of M (Judi Dench), who dating back to the Pierce Brosnan flicks has been a rigid, humorless leader, and humanizes her. That’s not initially the case: When we first see M, she’s ordering Eve (Naomie Harris), one of MI6’s rookie agents, to “take the shot” and down the enemy operative engaged in hand–to–hand combat with Bond. It’s a cold–blooded call, placing 007’s life in danger, and sure enough, Eve flubs the shot and kills our hero. Of course, he’s not really dead; instead, after a brief PTO full of self–pity and binge drinking, he returns to active duty, angry at M for her betrayal but determined to protect her and the organization from a new threat: a crooning gent by the name of Silva (Javier Bardem), who vows to exact his revenge on M for a past betrayal even greater than the one she inflicted on Bond. Oscar–winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty), aided by the Coen brothers’ regular cinematographer Roger Deakins, provides all these proceedings with a grittier texture than often seen in this franchise, and while none of the set pieces here can match that incredible parkour opening in Casino Royale, most – a battle atop a moving train, a shadowy

skirmish in a skyscraper, a roughhouse session involving an amusing appearance by a Komodo dragon – do not disappoint. If there’s a criticism to be leveled against Skyfall, it’s that Bardem doesn’t receive nearly enough screen time. He’s one of the franchise’s more interesting villains–– playful, talkative, flirtatious, philosophical, fey (what other bad guy has ever caused Bond to teasingly suggest that 007 might swing both ways?) and, above all, always a menacing presence. The movie could have used more scenes of him; instead, he doesn’t appear until well into the second act and is often forgotten for stretches thereafter. Tough and taciturn, Craig has reenergized the franchise after the shaky Brosnan years, definitely demonstrating that the series has once again earned its license to thrill.





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Who in 2012 could possibly have expected to ever see Q*bert again? Despite gaming–industry attempts to resuscitate the arcade game starring the long–snouted whatzit, Q*bert remains firmly entrenched in the mythos of the 1980s, which means it nicely fits into the retro world of Wreck–It Ralph. In this new animated film, Ralph himself defines the word “retro” as meaning “old but cool,” a winning combo sure to make this Disney effort as much of a hit with adults as with kids. The title character (voiced by John C. Reilly) has spent the past three decades as the bad guy in Fix–It Felix, Jr., a video game in which the hammer–fisted Ralph smashes an apartment building, only to watch as the perpetually chipper Felix (30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer) repairs all the damage and curbs Ralph’s destructive rage. An outcast among the other game characters, Ralph longs to be the good guy for once, but to do so, he must leave his game (through the electrical cord that connects with all the other games’ cords via a surge protector) and prove his valor elsewhere. Directed by Rich Moore from a script by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee, Wreck–It Ralph is consistently inventive, displaying a sturdy story that makes it more than just a simplistic romp for the Gen–X crowd. continues on p. 36

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Cloud Atlas is designed to shred apathy by invoking some sort of sizable reaction from viewers, and in that respect, it’s a great success. Whether the particulars of the film itself succeed is entirely up to each individual audience member. One viewer’s emotional insight is another’s pretentious blather, and with six stories filling out nearly three hours, folks are going to be feeling satisfied or sickened – or maybe a bit of both. Dealing with themes of reincarnation, oppression and interconnectedness, the half–dozen stories would probably feel fairly conventional on their own. “Half–Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery,” for example, feels like a dinner theater production of The China Syndrome, while “An Orison of Sonmi–451” borrows from V for Vendetta, Soylent Green and just about every other dystopian sci–fi flick this side of The Hunger Games. Having the same actors turn up over and over, particular in minor roles that rest outside the main action (Tom Hanks as a hotel clerk, Jim Broadbent as a Korean musician, etc.), seems like stunt casting – and perhaps it is, to a degree. But the decision is ultimately a sound one, with the perpetual presence of the familiar faces working toward the idea that all of humanity is inexorably tied together, and that our stories serve as essential ripples shimmering over the ocean of time.



In director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Denzel Washington is veteran airline pilot Whip Whitaker, whose booze

and cocaine addictions have already cost him his family. Now, his high– profile job is on the line, because he’s let his personal and professional lives get too close once too often. He enters the cockpit of an Orlando–to– Atlanta flight just drunk enough to be impaired, but not enough to send up any warning signals to the people flying with him. The devastating crash happens within the first 15 minutes of Flight; it’s staged for maximum scare, and anyone who’s already a little nervous about flying might want to take a pass on this movie, or risk a lifelong commitment to Amtrak. It’s that gut–wrenching. No spoilers here; Captain Whitaker is among the survivors, and as the crash is investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, exactly what happened in those tense final moments is explored again and again. Washington, who could play this kind of mixed–up badass in his sleep by now, gives the beleaguered pilot a deep sense of vulnerability masked by bravado and denial. British actress Kelly Riley appears as a junkie who becomes Whitaker’s unlikely lifeline as he comes under increasingly intense scrutiny; as their scenes together unfold, we’re meant to wonder if these two abusers are meant to go down in flames together. John Goodman is thoroughly wasted in a comic relief role, as Whitaker’s drug- and booze-dealing enabler. The brilliant Zemeckis does serviceable work – but Flight isn’t going to be the one to bring him back to his Back to the Future and Forrest Gump heyday. CS — Bill DeYoung

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Benefits “Biggest Little Christmas Party” Hosted by Mighty Eighth Stumped as to how to host your office/neighborhood Christmas party? The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is hosting its annual Biggest Little Christmas Party, Friday, Dec. 14. in the festively-decorated rotunda of the museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. An economic, effortless and fun solution to your Christmas party blues--appetizers, fully-stocked cash bar, two-entree holi-

day buffet, dessert, professional DJ, and decorations. All you bring is your group of party guests! $350 for tables of 10. Discount for members of the Chamber of Commerce. Information or reservations: 912-748-8888. Proceeds benefit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. 22nd Annual Savannah Toy Run December 1. A motorcycle run for approximately 1500 motorcyclists, to collect toys for local children in need. A joint venture with ABATE OF GA., INC., District 11 and Wingmen of Savannah MC. Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or a $10 donation. Start at Savannah Harley-Davidson. Sign in between 9:00am and 10:30am. Parade departs at 11:00 A.M. and ends at the Savannah Wingmen Clubhouse, BBQ, live entertainment from multiple bands, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The children from the Magdalene House will be at the club house to visit with Santa and receive lunch and gifts. Proceeds from the run will help provide Christmas gifts to over 2000 local children including; The Magdalene House, Dept. of Family and Children Services lists of needy children in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, Screven, Liberty, Long Evans, & Jenkins counties, Savannah Fire Fighters Toy Drive, Local Military Families, and the Old Savannah City Mission. CHAIRity Etc. Fundraiser Featuring Paula Deen At this silent auction/benefit for Safe Shelter, Paula Deen will be the honoree. Saturday, December 1, 6pm, at the Plantation Club Ballroom, Skidaway Island. Entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet supper, dessert, a cash bar…and a lot of fun. Tickets are $100 per person. For tickets or more information contact Carolyn Szlasa [598-2874]. Silent and live auctions include children’s chairs, rockers, tables, benches, and stools painted and decorated by local artists. Plus jewelry, vacations and parties. Donate to “Operation Phone Home” The Coastal Bank and the USO are connecting deployed soldiers from the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry to their loved ones during the holidays. A $5 donation will provide a soldier with a phone card to call home. Cards will be given to deployed members of the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Naval Reserve in December. Donate $5 or more at The Coastal Bank to be entered into a drawing for one year of free Chik-fil-A sandwiches. Purchase a phone card online at www. or visit any Coastal Bank location to make a donation. Campaign runs through November 30. Donations Requested for Union Mission’s

Holiday Hope and Happiness Campaign Donations will help fulfill holiday wishes of children and families in need this holiday season. Gifts for children, teens, adults and veterans for homeless people who are Union Mission clients. Also seeking donations of canned items, dry goods and holiday decorations. Individuals and businesses can also “adopt” a child or family as part of Union Mission’s Angel Tree program. Donors will be matched with a child or a family and provided with a wish list detailing specific items and sizes. Participants are encouraged to make donations of new and unwrapped gifts including toys, clothing, games, school supplies, gift cards and monetary donations. All donated items can be dropped off at Union Mission, 120 Fahm Street in downtown Savannah, during normal business hours. Information: 912-236-7423. Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. or email Kristin@forsythfarmersmarket. com for information. [091512] Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma Class to raise money for local charities. The Karma Class is held each Monday night during the regular 6:30 p.m. class. Students pay $5 to participate in the class, and all proceeds are donated to a local charity. A different charity is selected each month. Information: or 912344-1278/912-356-8280. [072212] Night In Tuscany Silent Auction Benefits Girls on the Run Silent auction and party features great Christmas gifts, fitness items, fabulous trips and more to bid on. Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the courtyard of Southern Pine Company, 616 East 35th Street, Savannah. Benefits Girls on the Run, an afterschool character and health building program for preteen girls in coastal Georgia serving 25 local schools. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and other regional beverages served, live music by Trio Romantico. Get your invitation and tickets to this private party at http:nightintuscany.evenbrite. com. Info: 912-224-2120. Media Contact: Sarah M. Todd, Executive Director Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia 401 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah GA 31406 (912) 349-1528 Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation The 5K and 10K is a race through many Savannah neighborhoods, finishing with

a fun-filled celebration for participants, family, and friends. Registration savings for early birds, military, first responders, students and children under 12. Race registration is open at Fleet Feet Savannah and as well the Historic Savannah Foundation website. www. Or see the Facebook page. Registration fees: $35-45 Savannah Reindeer Run/Walk 8K and Chili Cook Off Sat. December 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Free Kid’s Run at 8:45a.m. Meet Santa, and a clown from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. Costume contest for groups or individuals. Contests, treats, fun. Registration: $30 through 12/14. $35 on Dec 15. Register online at www. or at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Avenue. A benefit for Rape Crisis Center, 912-233-3000,

Call for Entries Casting Call for Film Extras and StandIns ’Killing Winston Jones’, a feature film starring Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Glover and directed by Joel David Moore (Dodgeball, Avatar) will be filming in Savannah, November 26th until December 21st. First City Films has been hired as extras casting. The film is need of stand ins for Mr. Dreyfuss, Mr. Glover, John Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Danny Masterson (’That ’70s Show), and Aly Michalka (Easy A, The Roomate). The film will also be needing adults, as well as, many 7th, 8th and 9th grade children (ALL ETHNICITIES) as extras. Please forward all headshots or photographs with dates of availability and contact information to FCFEXTRAS@gmail. com Stand Ins for the cast should attach a well-lit photograph and an email that includes ALL contact information, height, weight and age. In the subject line, please include which cast member (ie. Danny Glover) you are submitting. Stand ins should be available for most or all of the shoot. Payment is available on a daily rate. Deadline Extended for Junior League of Savannah “Done in a Day” Project and Assistance Applications The Junior League of Savannah is accepting applications for “Done in a Day”, Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds in Savannah, Golden Isles and Hilton Head Island. Grants will be awarded to projects that the Junior League of Savannah will assist by providing volunteers and funding of up to $1500. continues on p. 38




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Typical projects include assistance with painting, gardening, special events or physical improvements. The projects are generally scheduled over a time span of a one-day period on a Saturday or Sunday, with a need of ten to fifteen volunteers. Community Assistance Funds are awarded once a year and represent an additional financial commitment to the community. Partnerships and funding are available to all local 501(c)3 organizations that are within the program focus area of Women and Children’s Advocacy. To apply, visit the Junior League of Savannah’s website at www.jrleaguesav. org or call 912-790-1002. Application deadline is extended to December 15, 2012.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Photography Classes From beginner photography to advanced post-production classes for all levels, amateur to professional. $20 per person for a two hour session with at least 5 students per class. Contact 410-2514421 or chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. A complete list of classes and class descriptions are available at http://www. [082612] Art Classes and Lessons Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or email for details. 912507-7138 or [112512] Art Classes at the Studio School. Learn to draw and paint under the mentorship of a working artist. Learn more at or email: melindaborysevicz@, 1319-B Bull Street. 912-4846415 Fall 2012 classes begin mid-September. Youth Oil Painting and Drawing; Adult Oil Painting and Drawing; Painting, A Creative Exploration. [091012] Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056. [062812] Avatar® Info Hour Are you interested in improving the world? Do you want to foster community locally and abroad? Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month to explore the Avatar tools and learn how to live your life deliberately. Call Brie at 912-429-9981 to RSVP and for location details. http:// [062812] Beading Classes at Bead Dreamer Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. [062812] Champions Training Center Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, juijitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit [062812]

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction With a PhD in Music Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels of guitar student. Instructor is Dr.Brian Luckett, DMA classical guitar performance ( Individual lessons in a private, quiet studio in the Starland area. All levels of lessons cover guitar technique, music theory (reading, rhythm etc.) and musicianship. General (folk/rock based) acoustic lessons also available but please, no electric instruments. Rates: $25.00 per half hour lesson; $45.00 per hour. Contact: [102812] Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes Regular classes on boat handling, boating safety & navigation offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn from the experts. For dates & more information, visit our web site: or telephone Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656. [062812] Drawing Instruction Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138. [062812] DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $40/ session. Information: 912-443-0410. [062812] English for Second Language Classes Students of all ages are invited to learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. Free. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 E Savannah. 912-897-3604. Contact: James Lavin or Minister John LaMaison [062812] Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at or 912-3546686. [082612] Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. [062812] Feldenkrais Classes Tuesdays 9:30 am and Wednesdays 6:00 pm at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 drop-in, $12 - 6 classes. For more info contact Elaine Alexander, GCFP at 912-223-7049 or [062812]

Group Guitar Lessons Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912897-9559. $20/week. [062812] Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [062812] Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987 [062812] Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 through 18 and their parents. Classes start in August with registration in July. Classes offered in Guyton and Savannah. Go to www.CoastalEmpireMusic. com for more details. [062812] Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult 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 [062812] Learn to Speak Spanish Spanish Instruction for Individuals or Groups and Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation. Classes held at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. An eclectic range of tools used in each session, including: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, and interactive web media. Instruction tailored to student needs. Flexible scheduling. Information and pricing: 912-541-1337. [062412] 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: 912692-8055 or [062812] New Horizons Adult Band Program A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or

college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info. [062812] Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publishing your work. Award-winning 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 for pricing and scheduling information. [062812] Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or [062812] Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-713-2718 for more information. [062812] Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Saturday at 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds, and better investing. Meetings take place at Panera Bread on Bull and Broughton. Contact us at for more information. [062812] Savannah Sacred Harp Singers Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. For more information call 912-6550994 or visit [062812] Sewing Classes Classes and individualized sewing instruction from Laurie, 912-358-8989. Email: [111112] Sewing Lessons Personalized sewing lessons for your individual goals/needs. Any age or ability. Lessons given in my home. 912-3588989 or E-mail preferred. [110312] Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Fridays 5.30-8-30pm, Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W State St Savannah, 3rd floor. 786-247-9923 www. [062512] Spanish Classes Learn Spanish for life and grow your

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit [062912] Blindness and Low Vision: A Guide to Working, Living and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss On the 3rd Thursday of every month, Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision will offer workshops to learn more about vision loss, services and technology available to participate more fully in the community and how as a community we can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques utilized by individuals with vision loss to access the community, Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness, Common Types of Vision Loss, How to support individuals who have vision loss to achieve their maximum independence, Low Vision Simulator Experiences, Blindfold Experiences, Resources. Free and Open to the Public. Information: Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton Street. [101412]

Buccaneer Region SCCA The local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http://buccaneerregion. org. [062912] Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 308-6768 for more info. [062912] Chatham Sailing Club Meets the first Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah (across fom N. Cromwell Rd.) If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem! Information: http://www. [051912] Drop N Circle Craft Night (formerly Stitch-N Group) Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Join us every Tuesday evening 5pm-8pm for crafting. Located at 6 West State Street (behind the CVS off of Wright Square in the historic district.) Enjoy the sharing of creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers. All levels of experience welcome. Come and be inspired! For more info please call 912-233-1240 or 912-441-2656. [072812] Energy Healers Energy Healers Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. [062912] 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 http://www. [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: 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: 912238-0514 [063012] Low Country Turners 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] 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@ 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: 912660-8585. [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 596-5965. [062912] Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email or visit [062912] Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from

11:30am-1pm. Visit or call 912-353-3148 for more info. [062912] Savannah Art Association The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912-2327731 [062912] Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage firstclass prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton St. All are welcome, including beginners. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease ( or 912-308-3208. [091512] Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www. and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [062912] Savannah Clemson Club Savannah Area Clemson alumni and supporters meet at various times and locations throughout the year. Viewing parties for football games held at Satisfied (formerly Loco’s Downtown), 301 W. Broughton Street. Information: Gareth Avant at or 336339-3970. [092312] Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. [062912] Savannah Fencing Club Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 429-6918 or email [062912] Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day! Call (912) 308-6768 to learn more. [062912] Savannah Jaycees Meeting/info session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www.savannahjaycees. com [062912] Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 continues on p. 40


business. Spanish courses to professionals in the Savannah area offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in series. “Beginner Spanish for Professionals” course. Introductory price $155 + Textbook ($12.95) Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed & Native Speaker. Registration: www.conquistador-spanish. com Fee: $155.00 Meets in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive. Spiritual Economics--Eight Weeks Course Begins January 9, 2013. Learn basic metaphysical principles which govern our financial wellness – some call this, the true level of our “prosperity.” Prosperity is a way of thinking and being – not something you “get.” Alternatively, poverty is also a way of thinking and being – not something you “lack.” In our Universe, “Affluence literally means ‘an abundant flow’.” Learn to apply these principles to heal any limitation, Fee: $160.00 Information and registration at Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery Participants will learn a “toolbox” full of hands-on comfort measures including breathing, massage, positioning, pressure points and much more from two labor doulas. For moms and their birth companions, to prepare for labor and delivery. The class is held the last Wednesday of each month at 100 Riverview Drive, 6pm-8pm. $100 per couple. Call Ann Carroll (912) 704-7650 or e-mail her at carroll3620@ Reservations are required and space is limited. [070812]

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Abercorn St. the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit [062912] Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program. The club hosts activities, tours and events to assist in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers. com [062912] Savannah Parrot Head Club Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail: [112512] Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn. [062912] Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. [062912] Savannah Writers Group A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Atlanta Bread Company in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn Street. Free and open to the public. Information: www. group or 912-572-6251. [082612]. Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:307:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. Usually held at Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln Street. For specifics, visit [063012] The Freedom Network An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking practical methods for achieving more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. For individualists, non-conformists, anarcholibertarians, social misfits, voluntarists, conspiracy theorists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. Discussion subjects and meeting locations will vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: [072212] U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets the

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. All ages welcomed. Prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. Information: or telephone 912-598-7387. [063012] Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. [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 912-232-3549 or email for more information. [063012]

Dance Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah Tue: 8-9/9-10pm, Thur: 8-9/9-10pm, Sun 5-6/6-7pm. Lessons at Salon de Baile, 7048 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. Visit us at www. for more information. [111112] 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 912-6313452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@ [062812] Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:307:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info. [062812] Adult Dance and Fitness Classes Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. Or [062812] Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190. The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads. [062812] Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 2:00 - 4:00pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ [100712] Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio

2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/ four. 912-596-0889 or [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 For info: or call 912-4141091 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 7480731. [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, noncompetitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ 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 912-354-5586. [062812] Pole Dancing Classes Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. [062812] Savannah Dance Club Savannah Dance Club. Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. Call for details on location, days and times. 912-398-8784. [082912] Savannah Shag Club music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. [062812]

Events 2012 Enmark Savannah River Bridge

Run Saturday, December 1, 2012. The Bridge Run gives participants the chance to conquer Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5% grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River, on foot. You can register online at, in person at Savannah’s Fleet Feet Sports location or even download a printable registration form and mail it in. For more information, please visit Colorblind--Erasing Color Lines in the Body of Christ Commissioned To Love Outreach Ministries and Discipleship Centers, Inc. is hosting “Colorblind”, a movement desiring to erase color lines in the Body of Christ. There will be a “Colorblind March” on 12/9/12 at Forsyth Park at 3pm and a free “Colorblind Concert” on 12/12/12 also at Forsyth Park. If you would like more information please visit or contact 912355-0511. Courtyard Books Open House & Tea Unity of Savannah’s bookstore is now open to the public. Open House Saturday, Dec. 1, 1pm-4pm. Tea Time in the Fellowship Hall, $3.00 suggested donation. Holiday shopping at Courtyard Books & Gifts for books, unique gifts, jewelry, candles, music, chocolates, and handmade items from around the world. Sanctuary Meditation, Courtyard Garden, Art Exhibit, Book Signing and more. UNITY of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. 912-355-4704 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. 912-6592900. Every Saturday, 9am-1pm. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street, on this 2030 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

Film & Video CinemaSavannah A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: [072812] Psychotronic Film Society Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. Upcoming schedule: www.sentientbean. com and on weekends at The Muse Arts Warehouse [062812]

Fitness Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year-round fitness opportunities. Walkers and runners can choose from the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible), additional 1 mile Avian Loop Trail or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and Street Strider rental available. Guided hikes scheduled regularly. $5 parking. Open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (912) 5982300 [100712]

Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park Tuesdays from 9-10am. $10 per session. North End of Forsyth Park. Contact with questions. Basic Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes with Mai Mondays, Lake Mayer in the Community Center from 8:30am - 9:30am. Zumba Toning at the JEA (Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St) Mondays @ 6 pm. Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Basic Zumba Tues & Thurs 10-10:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/members, $5/Gen. Adm. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Weds 9:3010:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [081912 Bellydance Fusion Classes Fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. Classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. Small classes held several days a week in downtown Savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. Contact Christa at 678-799-4772 or see [063012] Blue Water Yoga Community donation based classes held at the Talahi Island Community Center. Tue. & Thur. 5:45 -7:00p Fri. 9:30-10:30a For info email egs5719@ or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. [063012] Fitness Classes at the JEA Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., http://www.savj. org. [063012] Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to learn about free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop ins welcome. [063012] Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes Mondays at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Call for times and fees. 912-232-2994 or visit www.savannahyoga. com. [063012] Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and Semi-Private classes by appointment. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Suite-A Ferguson Ave. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. 912.238-0018. [063012] Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week sessions are held on Thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 Riverview Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Course fee: $100. Contact Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 or [063012] continues on p. 42


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1 Suggestive hit from Van Halen 5 Prefix meaning “both” 9 Bog stuff 13 British children’s author ___ Blyton 14 Actress Witherspoon 16 Supreme Court Justice ___ Bader Ginsburg 17 UFO tracker’s headwear, it’s said 19 Writer Sarah ___ Jewett 20 Be 21 Shrimp and salmon, it’s said 23 Org. with the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response 25 300, to Caesar 26 It figures heavily in the Mediterranean Diet, for short 27 Doha resident 31 Strudel topping 33 They’re full of old growth 38 Award for a 30-second spot 39 “Heroes” villain (anagram of L-RAYS) 40 Out-of-control situation 43 Song title followed by “in all the wrong places” 46 Battery terminal 48 Company that owns the “Star Wars” franchise 49 Bro, e.g. 50 Dog seen during “Family Ties” closing credits 53 Massive Brit. lexicon 54 Shar-pei’s features 57 Bunch 62 Tiny bit 63 Secret the theme answers contain 65 “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer Campbell 66 More weak, like excuses 67 Aberdeen resident 68 Government org. “launched” in 1958 69 “Climb ___ Mountain” (song from “The Sound of Music”) 70 Dick Tracy’s love ___ Trueheart


1 Ballet leap 2 Operating system option

3 ___ Cooper 4 Some printable files 5 “All Things Considered” reporter Shapiro 6 Thin toast 7 Competitor of Glidden and Sherwin-Williams 8 Designer Mizrahi 9 Univ. worker 10 Song contest with previous winners ABBA and Celine Dion 11 When many take lunch 12 Homework eater, supposedly 15 Suffix after “diet” or “synth” 18 “SNL” alum Cheri 22 Mark Harmon series on CBS 24 Belarus city not far from the similarly-named capital 27 Network seen in “The Soup” segment “Tales From Home Shopping” 28 Feel sick 29 Fossilized marine animals 30 “There’s ___ reason for this...” 32 “Save” shortcut on some computers 34 “I thought this’d be helpful” acronym 35 Former name of the cable network Versus 36 UK flying corps 37 Etch away 41 The ___ Glove (“As Seen on TV” mitt) 42 Scottish novelist Josephine 44 Egg, on a French menu 45 Fingerprint line 46 Pass out homework 47 Inventor Tesla 51 Prepare water for pasta 52 Arm bones 53 Willow variety 55 Grandma, to some 56 Forthcoming psych book 58 Robbie who played Cousin Oliver on “The Brady Bunch” 59 Way back when 60 Crafts from another planet 61 Crate & Barrel buys 64 ___ rub


or [062412] Musicians Avaliable We are doing 1 1/2 shows for free right now. If you need an opening musical act, please consider us. We are located on Wilmington Island. PTSD Information Meeting Tuesday, December 4, 5:30-6:30pm. Representatives from the local Savannah VA clinic will give a short presentation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and be available to answer questions for vets and their friends and family, including information on treatment options. Location: The American Legion, 1108 Bull Street. Free. Information: www.facebook. com/#!/ProGressPtsdResearchStudy Savannah Color Vibe 5K Run The Savannah stop in a national series of fun 5K races. Runners are blasted with colored paint/powder as they run the racecourse. Benefits local non-profits. $43-46 registration. Day of event: $50. Date: Saturday, Dec. 8, 9am race start. Information: Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. If you’re interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, come join us! South end of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer’s Market. Free. [072212]


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Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night Every Wednesday women climb for half price from 6pm - 10pm. $5. 302 W Victory Drive, Suite D. [091012] Savannah Disc Golf Club Weekly events (Entry $5): Friday 5 pm - Friday Night Flights. Sat. 10am-Luck of the draw Doubles. Sat. 1pm-Handicapped League. Tom Triplett Park, Hwy 80 W, Pooler. Sun. 10 am-Singles at the Sarge in Hardeeville, SC. Info: or savannahdiscgolf@gmail. com All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. [063012] Stand-Up Paddleboarding Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. A great way get out on the water and to stay fit. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. or 912-484-3200. [093012] The Yoga Room Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr. [063012] Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:45 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine,

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031. [072912] Zumba Classes with Mai and Anne Ditch the Workout, Join the Party, Monday nights 7-8pm. Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads. All levels. Fee: $5. Information: 912-596-1952, or 912-604-9890. [101512] Zumba Fitness (R) Classes with April Mondays @ 5:30 and Thursdays @ 6:30. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Just $5 for nonmembers. Call 912-349-4902 for more info. [063012] Zumba Fitness and Toning Classes with Anne Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E Montgomery Crossroads. Toning class is Tuesdays, 7-8 pm. Bring 1 or 2 lb. weights. Standard Zumba is Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. Both classes are $5 per session, Free if you bring a friend. (912) 596-1952. [8-3-12]

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or [0622812] Gay AA Meeting True Colors AA Group, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics,

meets Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E Harris St, 2nd floor. Note: this is a new location effective 11/2012. [111912] Georgia Equality Savannah The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912547-6263. [062812] Savannah Pride, Inc. Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. SPs mission of unity through diversity, and social awareness has helped promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South, and organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival. Call 912-288-7863 or email [062812] Stand Out Youth A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email or visit [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]

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

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Zumba (Tuesdays). Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises. (Mondays & Wednesdays). Information: 912-447-6605. [062812] Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154. [062812] Yoga on the Beach at Tybee 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]


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Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Department Free, Walk-in HIV testing is available at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive, from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. No appointment needed. Test results are available in 20 minutes. A follow up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Information: 912-644-5217 [111112] 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 [070812] La Leche League of Savannah Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, [062812] Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John. S. Delaware Center from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. On Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, the classes are held at the center on 1910 Abercorn Street.


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Bring empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops to EOA for recycling through FundingFactory, in exchange for their choice of technology recreation products, or even cash. Business Support Program of Funding Factory will give benefit to EOA for materials recycled through them by business registered with them. Drop off recyclables at 618 West Anderson Street, Rm. 202, Savannah, GA 31415 To learn more about supporting EOA, including the Business Support Program (recycling) call Debbie Walker at 238-2960 ext.126, or or at [053112] The Dolphin Project The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age-appropriate programs and related handouts. www. [062712] Tybee Island Marine Science Center Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit [062712] Walk on the Wild Side The Oatland Island Wildlife Center , 711 Sandtown Rd., offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, [062712] Wilderness Southeast Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-2368115 or [062712]


(March 21–April 19) “They are trying to make me into a fixed star,” complained religious leader Martin Luther a few centuries ago. “I am an irregular planet.” I invite you to use that declaration as your own in the coming weeks. You have every right to avoid being pinned down, pigeonholed, and forced to be consistent. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you need abundant freedom to mutate your identity. You deserve a poetic license that allows you to play a variety of different roles and explore the pleasures of unpredictable self–expression.

North America. It blooms early in the spring, just in time for broad– tailed hummingbirds that migrate from Central America to sip the flower’s nectar. But now there’s a problem with that ancient arrangement. Due to global warming, the lily now blossoms 17 days earlier than it used to. But the hummingbirds haven’t made an adjustment in their schedule, so they’re barely showing up in time to get their full allotment of nectar. I suspect this is a metaphor for a shift you may be facing in your own life rhythm. Fortunately, you’ve been forewarned, and you can adjust better than the hummingbirds.


(July 23–Aug. 22)

“The Star–Spangled Banner” is America’s national anthem. It features the lyrics of a patriotic poem written by Francis Scott Key. But the melody itself is entirely lifted from a bawdy old song that celebrates Bacchus, the ancient god of wine and ecstatic dancing. I love it when things are repurposed as dramatically as that. Do you? The coming weeks will be prime time to repurpose stuff with creative abandon. Make the past useful for the future, Taurus. Turn good old ideas into fantastic new ones. Don’t just recycle; transform.

In our calendar, there is no special holiday devoted to honoring the joy and power of rebellion. This oversight confounds me. All my experience tells me that the urge to revolt is a fundamental human need. Every one of us has a sacred duty to regularly rise up and overthrow a stale status quo that is oppressing us –– whether that’s an organized group effort we’re part of or our own deadening routine. I’m telling you this, Leo, because it’s an excellent time to celebrate your own Rebellion Jubilee. Your vitality will soar as you shed numbing habits and decaying traditions.



(April 20–May 20)

(May 21–June 20) I’m guessing that in the coming weeks you will be receiving a multitude of inquiries, invitations, and temptations –– probably more than you feel capable of responding to, and certainly more than you *should* respond to. A few of these opportunities might be appealing and lead to interesting adventures. But some will be useless, diversionary, or trivial. Will you be able to tell the difference? That’s your big challenge. If you’d like help dodging unwanted solicitations, give out this phone number as your own: 212.479.7990. It’s a free service provide by “The Rejection Line” at People calling that number will be politely told you aren’t available.


(June 21–July 22) For millennia, the plant known as the yellow avalanche lily has thrived on mountain slopes and meadows throughout western

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Recently you’ve had resemblances to an eight–year–old kid wearing the pajamas you loved when you were five. Your bare arms are jutting out beyond where the sleeves end, and there’s a similar thing going on with your legs. The fabric is ripped here and there because it can’t accommodate how much you’ve grown. You’re feeling discomfort in places where the overly tight fit is squeezing your flesh. All of this is somewhat cute but mostly alarming. I wish you would wean yourself of the past and update your approach.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) A lot of leopard frogs live on Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs. Most of them make a sound that resembles a long snore or a rapid chuckle. But over the years, biologists have also detected a third type of frogly expression: a clipped, repetitive croak. Just

this year, they finally figured out that this belonged to an entirely distinct species of leopard frog that they had never before identified. It’s still so new it doesn’t have a name yet. I expect a metaphorically similar development in your life, Libra. You will become aware of a secret that has been hiding in plain sight. You will “find” something that actually revealed itself to you some time ago.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Tom Tolbert is a sports talk show host on San Francisco radio station KNBR. I am amazingly neutral about him. Nothing he says fascinates me or mirrors my own thoughts. On the other hand, he never makes me mad and he’s not boring. I neither like him nor dislike him. I simply see him for who he is, without any regard for what he can do for me. He has become a symbol of the possibility that I’m able to look at a human being with complete impartiality, having no wish for him to be different from what he is. In the coming week, I suggest you try to achieve this enlightened state of mind on a regular basis. It’s prime time, astrologically speaking, to ripen your mastery of the art of objectivity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

If you say “rabbit rabbit rabbit” as soon as you wake up on the first day of the month, you will have good luck for the next 30 to 31 days. At least that’s how reality works according to a British superstition. But judging from your astrological omens, I don’t think you will have to resort to magic tricks like that to stimulate your good fortune. In the next four weeks, I suspect you will be the beneficiary of a flood of cosmic mojo, as well as a surge of divine woowoo, a shower of astral juju, and an upwelling of universal googoo gaga. If it would give you even more confidence to invoke your favorite superstitions, though, go right ahead. Even scientists say that kind of thing works: tinyurl. com/SuperstitiousBoost.


(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) According to Greek myth, Perseus cut off the head of Medusa. She was the creature whose hair was composed of snakes and whose gaze could turn a person into stone. The immortal winged horse

Pegasus was instantaneously born from Medusa’s blood. He ultimately became an ally to the nine Muses, and Zeus relied on him to carry thunder and lightning. I predict that while you’re sleeping, Capricorn, you will have a dream that contains elements of this myth. Here’s a preliminary interpretation of that dream: You are undergoing a transition that could in a sense give you the power of flight and a more abundant access to a muse.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) It’s time for you to be leader of the pack, Aquarius; to take your gang to the next level; to make sure the group mind isn’t suppressing innovation and enforcing peer pressure but is rather inspiring every member of the tribe to be as creative as they dare to be. And if it’s not realistic for you to wield that much power, then do whatever you can to synergize the alliances that hold your posse together. Build team morale. Gossip constructively. Conspire to animate an influx of fresh magic.


(Feb. 19–March 20) If you’re a food company that wants to sell chicken in the shape of a chicken wing, it must have actual chicken wing meat in it. Otherwise, the law says you’ve got to call your product “wyngz.” I’ve always thought that there’s a lot of information the media presents as “news” that is really as fake as wyngz. That’s why I advocate calling the bogus stuff “newzak” (rhymes with “muzak”). Your assignment in the coming weeks, Pisces, is to make sure you’re not putting out any wyngz– or newzak–like stuff in your own chosen field. The fates will help you rather dramatically if you put a high premium on authenticity.

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic Tails Spin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. Vaccinations: $12.00, with $2.00 per vaccination donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. www.tailsspin. com [062712] St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-234-3336. [062712]

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club Meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. [062712] Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club) A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 6523660. [062712]

Religious & Spiritual A New Church in the City, For the City. We gather on Sunday mornings at Bryson Hall (5 East Perry St.) on Chippewa Square at 10:30 am. Like us on Facebook: Savannah Church Plant. 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. 6:45-8pm on Wednesdays at the Vineyard Church. 615 Montgomery St. (behind Blowin’ Smoke BBQ). www.vineyardsavannah. org [062712] Savannah Zen Center Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions and attunements, 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] 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, or [062712] Unity Church of Savannah Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church

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[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. 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 912844-4524 or Krista at 912-819-7053. Cancer Support Group Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (at 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. 3557633. [062512] Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association Meets Sat., Sept. 22, 10:30am at Barnes Restaurant at 5320 Waters Ave. in Savannah, at 10:30 a.m. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information and location, call 912-927-8332 or go to www. (There is no charge for this meeting.) [062512] Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges 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 596-0852 or email [062512] Debtors Anonymous Is debt a problem for you? Debtors Anonymous can help! Meetings: 5pm Every Sunday. Place: Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. For info go to http:// or call 912 572-6108. [092212] Eating Disorders Anonymous (E.D.A). A free volunteer-led support for individuals struggling with or in recovery from an eating disorder (anorexia/restrictive

eating and/or bulima/binge-purging). This is not a diet group nor for individuals who struggle with overeating alone. Monday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church at 1008 Henry St. (corner with Waters Ave.). For more information or questions, email Essential Tremor Support Group Open to everyone (especially those with the disease, care partners or family, and healthcare givers), this group discusses issues of managing the disease, new treatments and therapies, and maintaining quality of life. Meets the first Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:30pm in the conference room located on the 2nd floor of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (across from Candler Hospital). Information: 912-819-2224. [072812] Fibromyalgia Support Group Meets the second Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. Gambling Problem? 12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-748-4730. [062512] Grief Support Group 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 [062512] Heartbeats for Life Free support and education group for those who have suffered from, or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/ or Diabetes problems. One Tuesday per month. All meetings 6 pm. Next meeting: November 20. Topic: Say “No” to Heart Disease; Cancer; Diabetes; & Obesity: The connection between these diseases.... All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email: jeff@ [100712] cs

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