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The Boxcars

The Barr Brothers

Jarekus Singleton

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Shakey Graves

Mavis Staples

Heritage Blues Orchestra

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IN LIVING COLOR: ANDY WARHOL & CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

April 9, 6 pm Pop Art Pop-up Party! Thursday, the inspiration for r are n by Anne Ferrer and In Living Colo Think pink! The Hot Pink installatio s. Anne Ferrer will eum Mus air Telf and e azin mag th by Sou a Studio 54 disco part y co-hosted is provided by the ing Fund lic. pub 6 pm. Free and open to the kick off the part y with a lecture at City of Savannah’s Department of

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912.790.8800 / TELFAIR.ORG / 207 W. York St. on historic Telfair Square Andy Warhol; Mao (II.93), edition 212/250, 1972; screenprint; publisher: Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York. Andy Warhol; Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), (II.23), AP edition C/Z, 1967; screenprint. Camouflage (IIB406-413), edition TP 71/84, 1987; screenprint. Andy Warhol; © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS). All images collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. Keith Haring; Pop Shop V; edition 153/200, 1989; screenprint; © 2014, © Keith Haring Foundation. Support for the exhibition and related educational and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

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Week At A Glance

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

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Film: Psychotronic St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Psychotronic Film Society screens a mystery film. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Thursday / 19 Savannah Music Festival Kickoff Concert w/ AJ Ghent Band

Kick off the 2015 Savannah Music Festival with the AJ Ghent Band. Our comprehensive SMF coverage begins on page 18 of this issue; find a complete schedule on page 26 7:30 p.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public 912-525-5050. savannahmusicfestival.org

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smf kickoff concert @Morris Center Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

Patrons will tour areas of the historic home Tea at Mrs. Davenport's where tea service took place and will parLearn about tea traditions and experience ticipate in an afternoon tea with costumed an early 19th century tea in the historic interpreters. The performance requires that atmosphere of the Davenport House Muse- guests be able to walk up and down stairs. um. Patrons will tour areas of the historic Limited attendance; reservations required. home where tea service took place and 4:15 p.m. will participate in an afternoon tea with Davenport House, 324 East State St. costumed interpreters. The performance $18 adults, $14 kids requires that guests be able to walk up and 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org down stairs. Limited attendance; reservaTheatre: Little Red Riding Hood tions required. A fresh take on one of the most beloved 5 p.m. Grimms Fairytales by renowned playwright Davenport House, 324 East State St. Max Bush. Opens March 20 and runs for $18 adults, $14 kids two weekends. 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org March 20 7-9 p.m Third Thursdays on Tybee Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a $12-$15 bite to eat while you enjoy outdoor enter912-238-9015. www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org tainment amid the ocean breezes. Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club March performance by Chris Desa, 5:30-7pm The story of five very diverse Southern third Thursday of every month women who first meet when they were colTybee Roundabout, Tybrisa Street and Strand lege swim team mates. Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Friday / 20 Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org

Concert: The Grascals

A hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years. 8 p.m Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. $30 plus tax

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This three-day celebration of Scottish heritage includes interpretive vignettes for students on Friday, family day with numerous demonstrations and a battle reenactment on Saturday, and the traditional "Kirkin' of the Tartans" on Sunday. March 20-22 Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. $4.50 912-437-4770

Theatre: Wit

A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. Call 912-232-0018 for reservations for all performances. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20

Saturday / 21 Bonaventure After Hours: Stories, Nightfall & More!

Savannah's only after-hours cemetery event, in this riverside Victorian cemetery. 5-8 p.m. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. $35 912-319-5600. info@bonaventurecemetery.com

Dolphin Program & Volunteer Research Workshop

Love dolphins? Interested in helping in dolphin research? Come learn about these wonderful animals. You'll be amazed at what learn by attending our dolphin program. Help protect wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins by volunteering with The Dolphin Project for research surveys. We need skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders. Minimum age for research surveys is 16. Serious research and serious fun since 1989. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. NC for program 912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@gmail.com. thedolphinproject.org

Eastman Gun Show

The gun buying public knows the difference in the shows and waits for Eastman shows. Dealers are out for your business to assure you of a good deal on the firearm, ammo, holster, scope, clip or magazine, knife or whatever you are looking for. Bring your unwanted guns for sale or trade, the dealers are always looking for items to take in trade or to purchase outright. 9 a.m.-5 p.m Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

FareWhale Festival hosted by Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Come out and celebrate the end of the calving season for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale as they leave our coastal waters and make their way north. Experience the trials and tribulations

these whales encounter in our right whale obstacle course. Learn more about whales from experts and educators in the field. Enjoy live music and artwork from local artists. Partake in a guided beach walk on the shores of Tybee. Help keep Tybee beautiful by volunteering for a beach cleanup held from 10am-12pm. 12-4 p.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Free 912-598-2345. graysreef.noaa.gov

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

House of Prom Sale

Proceeds from this one-day sale will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Gently used bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and evening gowns can be dropped off at the Savannah Mall or one of ColorBoxx Salon’s two locations through March 20. The House of Prom will be open for shopping on March 21 at the Savannah Mall. Beginning at 10 a.m., dresses can be purchased for a $10 donation to the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. 912-233-3000. 973kissfm.com/prom

Natural Resource Discovery Day

This free family day allows you to see how birds are banded, learn about wildland fires, try target shooting with a BB gun and bow, get up close with a variety of reptiles, and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Free


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Race to End Homelessness

Grab a twin bed frame and add some wheels and decorations to raise money to help end childhood homelessness. Lots of prizes, food and vendors. Free to spectators. 9 a.m.-2 p.m Effingham High School, 1589 Ga 119. $100 912-388-6613. effinghamfamilypromise.org

Savannah Bazaar

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

Scottish Heritage Days

This three-day celebration of Scottish heritage includes interpretive vignettes for students on Friday, family day with numerous demonstrations and a battle reenactment on Saturday, and the traditional "Kirkin' of the Tartans" on Sunday. March 20-22 Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. $4.50 912-437-4770

Steam Days

Wilmington Island Farmers Market

Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meats, poultry, granola, coffee, pasta, pecans, popsicles, ice cream, kettle corn, canned goods, body products, herbs, plants. Events also include story time, a musical guest, and other special guests. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. wifarmersmarket.org

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A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. Call 912-232-0018 for reservations for all performances. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20

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This installation of the Florence's "Movies and Meatballs" series consists of Quentin Tarantino's films. 6:30 p.m The Florence, 1 West Victory.

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Film: Inglorious Basterds

Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood

The story of five very diverse Southern women who first meet when they were college swim team mates. . 7:30 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org

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The gun buying public knows the difference in the shows and waits for Eastman shows. Dealers are out for your business to assure you of a good deal on the firearm, ammo, holster, scope, clip or magazine, knife or whatever you are looking for. Bring your unwanted guns for sale or trade, the dealers are always looking for items to take in trade or to purchase outright. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Forest Festival

Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club

SAVANNAH AVIATION CAN MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE!

Eastman Gun Show

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the engineer and go behind the scenes, see the blacksmiths working and operating the power hammer, tour rail cars, watch a demonstration of the 1858 Smith & Porter Stationary Steam Engine, and learn how steam engines were used to power other machines through the use of a line shaft. Come explore simple machines, draw a hobo sign, curl up with a good book, and much more in the Locomotion Lab. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $10 per adult, $6 per child (ages 2-12) 912-651-6823. chsgeorgia.org/ A fresh take on one of the most beloved Grimms Fairytales by renowned playwright Max Bush. 3-5 p.m Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $12-$15 912-238-9015. www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Ever dreamed of becoming a pilot?

Join The Dogwood Alliance in a celebration of forests, trees, and community at Savannah Forest Fest, an event sponsored by Chipotle. The Forest Festival strives to promote the beauty and splendor of our southern forests in all their glory. There will be headline concerts, music shows, interactive art, face painting, arts and crafts, free Chipotle, and a hand-crafted tree installation- something for everyone to enjoy. 11 a.m.-2 p.m Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts. Free 512-423-0620. ogwoodalliance.org This three-day celebration of Scottish heritage includes interpretive vignettes for students on Friday, family day with numerous demonstrations and a battle reenactment on Saturday, and the traditional "Kirkin' of the Tartans" on Sunday. March 20-22 Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. $4.50 912-437-4770

Steam Days

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the engineer and go behind the scenes, see the blacksmiths working and operating the power hammer, tour rail cars, watch a demonstration of the 1858 Smith & Porter Stationary Steam Engine, and learn how steam engines were used to power other machines through the use of a line shaft. Come explore simple machines, draw a hobo sign, curl up with a good book, and much more in the Locomotion Lab. continues on p. 6

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Cigars and Bourbon TWO ENJOYABLE ITEMS THAT GO WELL TOGETHER Bring your favoriate cigars with you and enjoy an evening of great food, music and top shelf bourbons.

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FEATURED BOURBONS: • Buffalo Trace • Four Roses • Eagle Rare • Booker’s

Must be 21 or older to attend. Dress code: Dress Casual.

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10 a.m.-4 p.m Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $10 per adult, $6 per child (ages 2-12) 912-651-6823. chsgeorgia.org

Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood

A fresh take on one of the most beloved Grimms Fairytales by renowned playwright Max Bush, this Kids On Stage production is sure to delight an audience of all ages. Opens March 20 and runs for two weekends. 3-5 p.m Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $12-$15 912-238-9015. www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club

The story of five very diverse Southern women who first meet when they were college swim team mates. 3 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org

Theatre: Wit

A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. Call 912-232-0018 for reservations for all performances. 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20

United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment

Savannah State University (SSU) will host the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment as they execute a demonstration in SSU’s Wright Stadium. The detachment comprises of The Commandant’s Own United States Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the official Color Guard of the Marine Corps. The 36th and current Color Sergeant is Sgt. Allen Banks, a former student at Savannah State University and a member of the NROTC program. He carries the National Ensign for ceremonies in the National Capital Region, the Presidential Color for all White House State functions, ceremonies for the Commandant of the Marine Corps along with tours with the Battle Color Detachment. The event is free and open to the public. 5 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

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Offshore Drilling Public Meeting

Film: Mystery Leonard Nimoy Film

The Department of Interior is considering opening up the South Atlantic coast to offshore drilling for oil and gas and the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a series of public meetings to educate East Coast communities about the proposal. This is the only public meeting set for Georgia and an opportunity for the public to meet with representative of the BOEM and ask questions. 3-7 p.m Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. onehundredmiles.org

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

The Psychotronic Film Society planned to hold an 84th Birthday Tribute for Nimoy, but, as he just recently passed away, they have modified this to instead function as a Memorial Salute to his amazing life. The exact title of the selection will remain a secret until showtime, but the film is a rarely-seen feature from the early days of Nimoy’s acting career, before he became famous as Mr. Spock on Star Trek. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. 8 p.m. $7


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Greening out the truth

They involved young men approaching random victims, punching the crap out of them, and leaping into a getaway vehicle. In another incident March 9, an attempted carjacking on Liberty Street was thwarted when the intended victim produced a firearm of his own, causing the attacker to flee. by Jim Morekis For a city so preoccupied with crime, the jim@connectsavannah.com “knockout” attacks and the successful citizen defense got surprisingly little mainstream JUDGING from the huge attention, though social media was abuzz. crowds plastering downIt doesn’t take a genius to see why the town–mostly plastered establishment didn’t want to talk about the themselves—this year’s incidents. Not only was the big Green Day four-day St. Patrick’s celeapproaching, on March 12 Mayor Edna bration will be one for Jackson officially announced she was runthe history books. ning for reelection. Auto traffic downtown got so intense And it simply wouldn’t do for there to that about 10 p.m. Saturday night, Savanbe a spike in random street crime crashing nah/Chatham Metro Police issued a terse social media update, in clipped tones usually either party, St. Patrick’s or the Mayor’s. Mayor Jackson’s announcement was reserved for a national disaster or a terror hardly a shock, but it did put to rest an alert. oddly persistent rumor to the effect that she The police update simply said: “#DowntownSavannah is saturated with wasn’t going to run again. We recently saw another mayoral revelers. Streets gridlocked. Parking full. Do announcement of sorts, but sort of in not try to drive downtown.” reverse: Potential challenger O.C. Welch Some observers say the crowds weren’t has apparently missed the deadline to as thick as in some years, but I think that’s because the crowds were more evenly spread establish residency in the City of Savannah, out over the entire Historic District—testa- which would allow him to run. According to reporting by Lou Phelps, ment to the growing number and variety of editor/publisher of the Savannah Busifood/drink/entertainment establishments ness Journal, March 3 would have been the all around downtown. Momentous as St. Patrick’s was this year, last day Welch could have secured a City address in time for the eligibility period. the week leading up to the celebration saw Without such an address, one can only a lot of other key happenings, too. They assume that under normal, reasonable cirshouldn’t be swept under the rug. Beginning on Sunday, March 8, a series of cumstances—never a guarantee in Savanrandom street attacks—sometimes referred nah!—Welch is prohibited from running for City office, no matter how much flirtation to as “the knockout game”—took place, at he indulges on his Facebook page. least two and possibly three of them.

(Not to mention the legal machinations which would have to ensue for him to retain the contract running the Bacon Park Golf Course for the City of Savannah.) Murray Silver Jr. has exactly the opposite problem, however: He announced his candidacy for mayor literally several months ago, but much of the local media still refuses to acknowledge it. The daily paper’s story on the Jackson announcement—still uncorrected online— ended with the statement, “No other candidates have announced for the mayor’s race.” True, Silver didn’t hold a press conference in a City park, as the Mayor did, surrounded by other incumbent politicians. But he did announce it on a Facebook page specifically and openly set up for his mayoral run, on which he posts daily updates on his campaign. In 2015 that really should be official enough, especially since the actual date for filing to run for office isn’t until September. In other words, any number of people can either drop out or be added to the roster of candidates, as is expected to happen. Until autumn comes and the election season begins for keeps, this is the Silly Season: A time for declared and semi-declared candidates to snipe at each other like schoolchildren, in an effort to jockey for position and to bully vote-splitting “spoiler” candidates into bowing out. (Funny how it’s always the other guy/gal who’s the spoiler, never yourself.) Unfortunately for those who care about the future of Savannah, the more of this juvenile taunting that goes on, the more statesmanlike and serious your incumbent politicians look, and the more imbued with undeserved gravitas they become. And that’s quite a feat. cs

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Editor, Regarding recent characterizations of the Marsh Protection Bill as being “hijacked” in Atlanta: Conspicuously absent in the portrayal is the central role of legislative leadership in pulling off a heist that betrayed efforts for a legitimate marsh buffer in favor of special developer interests in the guise of ‘property rights.’ Hundreds of phone-calls and email messages sent by

concerned coastal citizens to members of both chambers (first the Senate, then the House) proved to be futile in salvaging the lobbyist-butchered SB101. Included in public intervention efforts were our attempts to add a seemingly irrefutable prohibition of landscaping chemicals within the 25-foot wide marsh buffer. The power-structure of the current General Assembly is so doggedly monolithic that its willful compliance with an

evidently pre-ordained subversion of the buffer initiative was unalterable. Under such dictatorial top-down rule, there is little hope for 11th-hour redemption of SB101 by a cadre of belatedly conscientious legislators. For the same reason, the prospects of a round of successful amendments to resurrect SB101 next year are extremely unfavorable. A call for ‘leadership’ under these circumstances seems woefully naïve, if not facetious. Under the tyrannical standards

of the legislative hierarchy, deviations from the party line are met with severe reprisals, and renegade actions on the public’s behalf are way too risky. Given the persistent refusal of our legislators to correct SB101 despite major efforts from those of us on the coast seeking to restore an effective marsh buffer, backbones in the General Assembly appear as scarce as hen’s teeth. David Kyler Executive Director, Center for a Sustainable Coast

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Spring in Savannah, new and improved considered erogenous zones. But I swear the addition of the neti pot to my daily ablutions has greatly enhanced my appreciation Oh, spring, welcome for the conspicuous concupiscence going on back, you sexy thing! out there. The vernal equinox The salacious second quarter of 2015 graces our planet once has also been greatly improved by other again this week, arousing developments. Let’s begin with the renovathe azaleas out of their tion of the Forsyth Park Bandshell, curspiraled slumber and rently underway. When it was first unveiled signaling to the birds in 2009, the concrete fountain in front of and bees that it’s time to get busy. the stage was mistaken for a kiddie pool by ‘Tis the season of the fertility goddess many members of the juice box set, probably Persephone, who saunters out from the because, well, it looked like a kiddie pool. underworld to drape the Northern HemiOfficial barriers and scolding signs folsphere in a lusty glow. Cheeks flush, eyelowed, to no avail. In order to curb temptalashes bat, clothing dwindles. Even the trees tion and prevent accidents (not to mention take on sensuous overtones, wagging their unsanctioned nasal flushing,) the City shut leaves at all that bared skin in the sunshine. off the water and removed the nozzles last Until you try to breathe through your year. nose, in which case life becomes The local toddler union must have a snot-encrusted headache put up quite a fuss, because the spawned by Hades. City took the design back Gorgeous as y’all are to the drawing board, with your handsome reaching out to citizens haberdashery and and local production sleeveless frocks, crews to collaborate spring in Savannah on a water feature is also marked by that would help keep the golden shimmer everyone keep cool. of pollen floating “We were going to off the pines and the put up a bigger boundoaks, that kryptonite ary, but it was too difpixie dust that puts ficult to keep people out,” sinus cavities on lockdown. concedes Joe Shearouse, After years as a springtime Bureau Chief of the City of mouthbreather, I think I’ve finally Savannah’s Public Facilities and Leisure found a solution to this annual misery. But Services. it’s not so sexy. “So we just decided to start over.” “Why is there a tea pot in the shower?” Last week jackhammers and bulldozers my husband wants to know. reduced the old not-a-pool to rubble, clear“I’ve invited the Queen Mother for a ing the way for an expanded splash-andgroup spongebath,” I tell him. “She’s bringing spray area that uses reclaimed water and the soap and crumpets.” will keep children of all ages shrieking with “Sounds hot,” he says. For some people, delight for many seasons to come. amorousness knows no season. The area will also double as an orchestra I confess that the little ceramic jar with pit, providing better access to sound crews the nozzle is not a party accoutrement. It’s and bringing audiences closer to the stage. a neti pot, an ancient remedy for clearing In a city where civic complaints often the sinuses that entails pouring warm salty outnumber the blossoms, it’s refreshing to water into one nostril until it comes out the see a problem recognized and resolved with other. community input. The do-over will cost “Ew,” grimaces my mate. “Not hot.” $48,000 of sales tax revenue, which could be No, schnozz holes are not generally swiftly recouped if Leisure Services set up By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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a lemonade stand near the giant xylophone next to the playground. Since I had Mr. Shearouse on the phone, it seemed like a prudent time to bring up the xylophone, which could be a wonderful interactive park attraction—if it had a mallet. “It didn’t come with one,” he relayed. “But you’re welcome to make music on it with anything reasonable as long as you don’t tear it up.” Sticks at the ready, children! But careful not to violate any noise ordinances; the neighbors downtown can be cranky. Persephone and the zoning gods have also seen fit to return to us American Legion Post 135, which has lain fallow since an electrical fire smoked out the building last May. Thankfully, the Legion hasn’t changed much at all: The beer’s still cheap, the lights are still low, the grizzled charm intact. But next door at Betty Bombers, owner/ chef Seth Musler used the downtime to implement a very important addition to the mess hall’s menu: Milkshakes. I’m not really sure how we survived the Spicy Buffalo chili cheese fries without them, but Spring 2015 will be forever marked as the date this girl fell in love with grape soda vanilla floats. Also look for a new-and-improved to-go experience, as Betty B’s has banished Styrofoam clamshell containers, thanks to a bit of pestering from house graphic designer Lacy Counts. With her pincurls and red lipstick, Lacy embodies Betty’s retro vibe as she trumpets 21st -century sustainability. She and her and equally swell sister, Cailyn Blair, recently launched Ginger + Olive, a line of handmade, biodegradable products for bath and home that are perfect for when the spring cleaning bug bites. “There’s nothing more eco-friendly than local,” surmises Lacy with a Rosie the Riveter-esque commitment to helping folks return to the simple wisdom that helped us win WWII and unify as a country. “Cleaning without chemicals, recycling, victory gardens…we did it once in America. We can do it again!” Speaking of Victory Gardens, thanks to this homegrown landscaping company, my own postage stamp-sized farm is ready for spring planting. Reid Archer, Cary Shay and David Hislop replaced our tuckeredout garden beds with new steel-sided planter boxes and a truckload of organic soil from Longwood Plantation, and my guy is already out there shirtless in the sunshine, filling it up with seedlings. Kale yeah! Nothing sexier than a man growing his own food. If the neti pot keeps working, there might be some frolic in the flowers behind the privacy fence. cs

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Women’s Empowerment: Why girls and math add up

advisor in grad school not to take Calculus II because he was worried it would bring down my GPA. That’s ridiculous.

SH: Right?! But my confidence was already built up, so my thought was, I clearly need another advisor [laughs]. Reason No. 3 there aren’t more women in the field are the negative stereotypes about mathematicians. Besides being perceived as by Jessica leigh Lebos dry, serious people, the stereotype excludes jll@connectsavannah.com not just women, but Hispanics and other minorities, basically any group that is not March is Women’s Empowerment non-white male. Month, and Armstrong State University’s But most mathematicians have a creative Office Multicultural Affairs and Gender or artistic side. Of course, I didn’t know that Studies has lit up the campus with a host until I became one. That’s why I really love my department of relevant lectures and provocative panel at Armstrong—they’re a big reason I chose discussions. the job. Three of the five are avid kayakers. From black feminist ideology to transOne plays guitar in the band Rockalicious, gender politics, no topic goes unturned as Dr. Sabrina Hessinger aims to break Armstrong faculty members explore the down stereotypes about mathematicians and we all go out and hear him play a couple accomplishments of women and show how and encourage more girls to pursue the times a month. Another one is a marathoner. And I study Latin ballroom dance. to create a more equalized world for the girls discipline. But what happens with the stereotypes is of tomorrow. All events are free and open to Dr. Sabrina Hessinger: Well, there are four that women and minorities cannot imagine the public; view the full schedule at Arminterrelated reasons. The first reason is the themselves in the position of mathematician strong.edu/women. persistent misconception about the differbecause they don’t fit what they’ve seen. On Wednesday, March 25, mathematics ences in cognitive ability between girls and Which leads to Reason No. 4: Lack of professor Dr. Sabrina Hessinger will tackle boys. There aren’t any, but the misconceprole models. There just aren’t enough female the hottest subject going: Why women are mathematicians to be visible, and we have persistently underrepresented in math even tion is based in historical context because too much else to do. as the other STEM fields—science, technol- girls weren’t even given educations up until not that long ago! So when you get down to fourth reason, ogy and engineering—are becoming more The truth is that girls are actually outper- you’re back at the beginning again. It’s a cirbalanced. forming the boys now. Girls take the equal cular issue. As a loyal Steelers fan, devoted mom, amount of science and math credits in high and one heck of a ballroom dancer, Dr. school as boys, and their average STEM What are the solutions? Hessinger defies the stereotype of the typiGPA is a 2.76. The boys’ average is 2.56. cal mathematician—and that’s exactly her Reason No. 2 is that girls are still discour- SH: One of the solutions is what we’re point. aged to pursue careers in mathematics and engaging in right now: Community awarephysics. That’s still really widespread—and ness that stereotypes need to be broken, that So why are women so underrepresented it’s because of Reason No.1, the misconcep- girls have the same abilities as boys, and that in math? tions in cognitive ability. there is still discouragement happening. For example, I was once told by an People think it’s not an issue anymore,

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that it’s girls’ choices, but there’s inherent bias everywhere. Another solution is exposure in middle school to female mathematicians, and then exposure in high school to the variety of careers in math. And I’m not talking about just teaching—we need to see women in all kinds of jobs doing math. What drew you to math? SH: My mom started me in a gifted program early, which helped me learn to really like school. And in fourth grade I had a math teacher who just loved math. Then in 7th grade, I had another female math teacher who was super, super smart and gorgeous. That made a difference to me—I was a dancer, very girly-girl, and now I saw someone I could relate to, who had total style. She pushed me and gave me an edge—by the time I got to high school, I was two years ahead. Are there any historical female math role models? SH: Yes, I’m going to talk about them in my lecture! There’s Hypatia, the first female mathematician who lived around 400 A.D. She was also an astronomer and a philosopher and was head of the Neoplatonic School in Alexandria. Another example is Emmy Noether, the famous German algebraist—not the kind of algebra most people think. She was a ring theorist who totally influenced theoretical physics. Surely part of the problem is that most of don’t know what math is good for besides balancing a checkbook. SH: The reason that people think math is so boring and dry and tedious is because you

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really don’t get to anything cool until calculus. Well, except maybe statistics. That’s pretty cool, too. I’m a theoretical mathematician. If something has an application, that’s great, but it’s not necessary. Mathematicians want to find out things that are true, regardless of whom it matters to. It’s logical and creative at the same time, because we’re problem solvers. So what are some of the applications? SH: With just a couple of years of mathematics under your belt, you can do 3-D computer graphics—that’s all linear algebra. It’s a sophomore level math class, I teach it. You could also model how quickly you can dye the Forsyth Park Fountain green or how long it takes to cool a cup of coffee. You can also do modeling for companies, optimizing profits, minimizing costs. Why do you think all soup cans are the same size? Because someone proved it was the optimal use of materials. By your junior year, you can do hurricane prediction modeling. By your senior year, you have abstract algebra, and you can do cryptography, coding theory—the possibilities are wide open.

You could work for the NSA or figure out pressure on a submarine…and leopard spots—how they generate in different regions? That’s math! Mathematics is all about problem solving. So you can get hired to do just about anything because of the way you’re able to think. Is there any theorem or problem that’s confounded you? Do you ever get stuck? SH: Getting stuck is what math is all about! Being a mathematician means learning how to get yourself unstuck. The whole idea is to seek out more information until you get yourself out of it. I’ve worked on problems for months, I’ve worked on some for years. There’s no being stuck. Unless you find out you’re wrong. Or if you disprove something you thought was true. And then you’ve just proved something so you’ve still generated knowledge [laughs].

SH: It will, by implementing solutions. Already, the top achievers in mathematics— we’re talking the top .01 percent, the biggest brains—have gone from a 13:1 male-tofemale ratio male to 3:1. That’s even with all the discouragement! I’ve been involved in this issue since I started grad school in 1990. I’ve participated in a formal mentoring program for 7th and 8th grade girls and supervised a whole math summer camp. After I finish up the grants I’m working on, which are mostly about helping K-12 teachers, my next thing is to do programs for 10th grade girls and mathematics for the state of Georgia. What’s your advice to girls who are interested in math? SH: That things aren’t supposed to come easily. You don’t have any brain building that way. You build your brain by thinking hard. cs

You make math sound very exciting! Now that medical schools and other STEMrelated academics are seeing higher rates female enrollment—half in some cases— do you think math will catch up soon?

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OKLAHOMA CITY was having a tough time. In 1991, the city prepared a package of incentives designed to attract a United Airlines maintenance center. City officials were excited when the press conference began, but were deflated when airline officials announced the billion-dollar facility would be located in Indianapolis. Around 15 years later, the Oklahoma City wound up on a list of the fattest cities in the country. Mayor Mick Cornett said sentiment around city hall was one of begrudging acceptance. A common reaction to OKC’s position on the shameful list: “I bet that’s right.” In a keynote address at the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. last week, Cornett told the audience what happened next. Oklahoma City launched a program called, “This City is Going on a Diet,” which challenged “individuals, families, friends, corporations, churches, local organizations, community groups, sports teams, police departments, fire departments and schools” to join together to lose weight. The effort was similar to Healthy Savannah’s L.E.A.N. Challenge and delivered big results. The city reached the 1 million pounds lost mark in January 2012 The accountability and encouragement offered by the initiative certainly helped it succeed, yet Cornett also understood the critical link between physical activity and the built environment. “We had created an incredible quality of life in Oklahoma City, he said. “If you were a car. If you happened to be a person…”

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Not so much. To address the problem, the city implemented a program to build trails, bicycle lanes and sidewalks, even in suburban areas where retrofitting automobile-centric streets was both difficult and expensive. The goal was to make it safer and easier for residents to incorporate healthy transportation and recreation in their daily lives. But Cornett was also aiming for a different target, which was tied directly to the humiliation of that press conference back in 1992. Despite the sweetheart deal Oklahoma City had offered United, the company eventually admitted why Indianapolis was chosen: Its employees didn’t want to live in Oklahoma City. Cornett’s dedication to making the city friendlier to people who walk and ride bikes flowed from the idea that quality of life is the highest form of economic development. Cornett wasn’t the only mayor to speak at the National Bike Summit. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proclaimed that bicycling for transportation was no longer a counterculture movement. Instead, he said, it was “the new normal.” Culver City, Calif. Mayor Meghan SahliWells told summit delegates that, “Improving conditions for people who ride bikes improves quality of life for all,” whether they ride bikes or not. Many cities are becoming aware that providing transportation choices yields better quality of life, but some must also focus on loss of life. Sadly, ours is one of them. An alarming number of people have been killed while walking and riding bikes in Chatham County this year. The latest was 59-year-old Cynthia Denise Bridges, who was hit by a driver on Abercorn Street on March 14. Abercorn was also where Peter J. Meyer, 72, was hit and killed on Jan. 4. His death was our first pedestrian fatality this year. Savannah/Chatham Metro Police

still seek the hit-and-run driver who killed Meyer and a reward of more than $100,000 is offered. The details of crashes that kill and injure people on bikes or on foot differ, however, there is a common denominator. Most occur on streets configured to maximize motor vehicle speed and throughput. Many of these streets are in or near residential areas and they are dangerous by design for people who must walk and ride bikes to reach their jobs and other destinations. National leadership is emerging to confront this issue. Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx launched the “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets,” which provides a prescription of strategies for reducing traffic crashes and includes support from the USDOT. To date, no Chatham County municipalities have joined the challenge, despite the obvious need to address traffic injuries and deaths here. On the legislative side, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) have introduced the Vision Zero Act of 2015. The bill would set aside grants worth $30 million for cities to plan and implement road safety projects. H.R. 1274 is not just supported by advocates for people who walk and bike, AAA has endorsed it as well. As we enter election season, we can expect candidates for local office to declare their zero tolerance policies for violent crime in our city. Let’s hope candidates will also recognize the urgent situation on our streets and take a similar stance against crashes that injure and kill innocent people. cs John Bennett is Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

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OK, backing up a bit: The accepted legal wisdom in the U.S. long held that property rights associated with a plot of land extended usque ad coelum et ad inferos: up to the heavens and down to hell, here meaning to the center of the earth. But, as I mentioned when explaining why you can’t just shoot down planes flying over your house, the ad coelum part didn’t survive the advent of aviation—the Supreme Court threw it out in 1946. And in a 2008 article, property law professor John Sprankling argues that despite its continuing prevalence in American legal I was watching G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and texts, the center-of-the-earth theory (we’ll these government types taking a prisoner call it COTE) isn’t actually the law either. to an underground facility in a former East His key conclusions: German mine shaft made some comment 1. There’s no common-law basis for about how they’d gone so deep they were no COTE—the English jurist William Blacklonger technically in Germany and were now stone pulled it out of his ass circa 1765. in international territory. Lunacy aside, are 2. More importantly, courts haven’t actuthere international agreements on how deep ally ruled in a COTE-consistent manner: someone’s sovereign boundaries run? If somethey’ll generally uphold a landowner’s subone runs a rail line ten miles underground terranean rights near the surface, but “the from London to Moscow, would the develdeeper the dispute, the less likely courts are opers or governments have to get approval to recognize the surface owner’s title.” from all the countries they would go under? 3. At depths below the immediate sub—Steve Selman surface but less than two miles down, court decisions and statutes have created so many TO REVIEW: what we have here is an admitted watcher of G.I. Joe movies suggest- exceptions to COTE that it can’t really be considered a rule. ing that—“lunacy aside,” mind you—one 4. Whether the surface owner’s rights go might plausibly dig a tunnel running the breadth of northern Europe without getting any deeper than two miles underground is the surface dwellers on board. I’m not sure I something U.S. law has never established. Subterranean property rights also vary have anything to add before we move on. depending on what you’re trying to get at

down there. Oil, flowing where it will, is governed in the U.S. under the “rule of capture,” as admirers of Daniel Day-Lewis may remember: anything you can produce from a vertically drilled well on your property is yours, even if it comes from underneath your neighbor’s land. Mineral deposits are generally assumed to belong to the surface owner (unless the mineral rights have been sold separately), but here too there’s a principle called extralateral rights, which can allow for mining parts of a vein that extend underground beyond a claim’s surface boundaries. International law hasn’t spelled much of this out in any blanket fashion, and really it hasn’t had to, as thus far few conflicts seem to have arisen from any ambiguity. In part this may be because only a relatively small portion of earth’s crude oil reservoirs lie beneath international borders. One place where they do, though, is the Iraq-Kuwait border; a major point in the dispute that led to the 1991 gulf war was Iraq’s claim that Kuwait had used slant drilling to pump billions of dollars’ worth of oil out of the Iraqi side of the field. Sometimes the issue is figuring out where the borders are. A nation’s territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles off its coast, but its exclusive economic zone, where it has rights to natural resources, go out 200 miles. Currently Russia, Canada, and Denmark (via Greenland) are each asserting that the Lomonosov Ridge in the Arctic Ocean is an extension of their respective continental

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shelves, thus expanding their EEZ to include potentially oil-laden stretches of Arctic floor that previously seemed pretty useless. Recent developments in the energy industry may require refinement of underground law—a big one being fracking, where injected hydraulic fluid is used to break up subsurface rock and release oil and natural gas. When this fluid finds its way under neighboring property, the rule of capture butts up against the concept of subsurface trespass, which covers things like slant drilling; court rulings thus far haven’t done much to sort it out. Geologic sequestration—stowing captured CO2 emissions in underground cavities—raises some similar questions. To get the EPA’s go-ahead, a would-be sequesterer has to show that the gas won’t seep into the water supply, but issues of (e.g.) leakage into adjacent property currently have to be wrangled out under local law. Anyway, in the absence of clearer guidance, it’s safest to say yes, anyone who wants to run a ten-mile-deep railway tunnel from London to Moscow should at least get in touch with the Germans, Poles, et al. before making with the shovels. Oh, and also: at ten miles down the temperature will be about 750 degrees, so make sure that bar car has plenty of ice. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com


news & Opinion | blotter Heated gunshot exchange at 32nd & Cabell Streets near Gordonston

Man shot on Eastside Saturday afternoon

“Barlow was found in a black Toyota at 6 Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Detectives are investigatAugusta Avenue and are investigating “an incident in which multi- ing the shooting of a man Tulip Street when (2 solved) ple shots were fired at a car and four people in East Savannah Saturday Downtown Prewho were attempting to put gasoline in it in afternoon. cinct Patrol officers east Savannah Sunday,” a police spokesman Sandy Gould, 36, “was responded to a shootsays. transported to a hospital for ing call at 5:19 a.m.,” Savannah River skinny dippers Officers responded to a call at East 32nd treatment by a civilian after police say. arrested on St. Paddy’s weekend Street and Skidaway Road to find a white the 4:43 p.m. shooting near “Butts was being Two men who “shed their clothing and Chevrolet Impala with multiple bullet Deiter and East 31st streets,” interviewed at ene Eug l Bryan Marque dived into the Savannah River Friday night marks at 4:13 p.m. a police spokesman says. He Savannah-Chatham PD by ght sou Thompson, were the only arrests recorded in the first They located “a 21-year-old female who was being treated for a nonMetropolitan Police night of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Festival,” told them a male and two female friends life threatening wound. headquarters when said a police spokesman. were helping her refuel her car when two Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan detectives determined he actually had Sixteen arrests the following day resulted men began shooting at the Impala from the Police were told “he was shot during a been in the car and had received a gunshot in a total of 18 arrests for the weekend, intersection of 32nd and Cabell streets,” disagreement.” wound as well,” police add. police say. police say. The investigation revealed “the two vicSavannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Multiple shell casings were found and two Man sought for questioning in tims were in the car that was found with January shooting on Augusta Avenue officers assigned to the River Street Comgunshot damage at the scene.” cs bags of marijuana and scales were found in mand Center “charged the two men from the Impala. “ Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Pennsylvania in their early 40s with swimAnother vehicle “and an unoccupied Police are requesting the public’s help in ming in prohibited waters about 7:15 p.m.” house on Atkinson Street also were struck locating a man wanted for questioning in The ordinance violation is a misdemeanor. by bullets,” according to police. the shooting of two men Jan. 25. They had “ignored directions to stop from Detectives continue to investigate. Violent Crimes detectives are searching nearby SCMPD Marine Patrol officers who for Bryan Marquel Eugene Thompson, 24, All cases from recent local law saw them disrobing. The Marine Patrol for questioning in the shooting of Brenenforcement incident reports. Give officers helped them from the waters where don Barlow, 27, and Eric Butts, 25. anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers they were struggling with an unexpected at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) current and the effects of previous partying.” using keyword CSTOP2020.

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“This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in the Edmonton, Alberta, murder trial of Brad Barton. At issue was the cause of the victim’s having bled to death from her genitals, and the judge, ruling that jurors would benefit by inspecting the actual wound, admitted the vagina itself (not a photograph) into evidence. The organ had been removed for autopsy and preserved, and the chief medical examiner donned rubber gloves and pointed out to jurors how “clean” the wound was (suggesting a sharp object), rather than the rougher, “scraping” wound that would have been created in other ways, such as by impalement. (At press time, the trial was still in progress.)

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doctors “conduct” a remote gynecological exam on her? Dr. Madsen quickly reminded Rep. Barbieri that “swallowed” things do not end up in that part of a woman’s body.

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Use What You Have: (1) Morrison Wilson, 58, was convicted of assault in Belfast (Northern Ireland) Magistrates Court in February for using his admittedly “big belly” Inexplicable to “bounce” an aggressive neighbor lady out The international sportswear retailer of his garden in a dispute. The lady was Bjorn Borg (namesake of the Swedish teninjured as she fell backward. (2) In a March nis player) created a promotional video skirmish over a handicapped- parking space game (now also sold separately) that encour- at a Walmart in Greenfield, Wisconsin, ages not mayhem and murder, but the vanMs. Kezia Perkins, 32, was charged quishing of one’s opponents with love with assaulting a 71-year-old — and “lovingly” stripping them down woman by, said a witness, “chestso that they can be outfitted in Bjorn butt(ing) her,” knocking her to Borg fashions. Said a company official, I’m going to the the ground. Said Perkins, “It’s legion a player’s mission is “to liberate hatnot my fault (she) bounced off ers by undressing them with your my big (chest).” (The euphelove guns and (then to) dress them mism “chest” was substituted in Bjorn Borg clothing.” (The game by WITI-TV of Milwaukee.) News You Can Use also features “teddy bear smoke greResearchers from Cornell University, nades” and a shirtless man resembling Our Next Delicate Generation inspired by the book “World War Z,” Vladimir Putin astride a bear.) (1) Several University of Iowa recently computer-simulated the spread of a students requested, and received, “zombie apocalypse” — and now advise the Breaking Bad special “exceptions from” or “assisanxiety-prone to head for higher ground if • Mark Rothwell made the news tance with” classwork, including infections break out, recommending Glain Portland, Oregon, in March 2010 exams, after complaining of stress cier National Park in Montana or, even when he prevented a bank robbery and a “loss of focus” caused by the appearbetter, Alaska. Using differential equations (and rescued the terrified Chase teller) by ance of a Ku Klux Klan statue on campus and “lattice-based” models, the statisticians jumping the thief, knocking his gun away in December. (2) As alleged de-facto policy demonstrated that infections would slow and holding him until police arrived. He at Avalon Elementary School in Orlando, dramatically as fewer people became availwas later awarded a coveted Portland police Florida, officials last year prohibited toiletable to bite (but that, ultimately, we’re all Civilian Medal for Heroism. However, on flushing during the statewide Florida Comdoomed). The state most quickly wiped out? Feb. 19, 2015, according to an arrest report, prehensive Assessment Test. It was thought, New Jersey. Rothwell himself pulled a gun and robbed an official said, that the whooshing water the Albina Community Bank in Portland, sounds from nearby bathrooms would disLegislators’ War on Science making off with $15,700. turb the students (and send their scores, • Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore • For Arthur Mondella, 57, a successful according to an Orlando Sentinel reporter, told a radio audience in February that she maraschino cherry supplier in Brooklyn, “spiraling down the drain”). would soon introduce a bill reforming end- New York, the inspection by the district of-life procedures for terminally ill cancer attorney’s office in February was to be rouCavalcade of Rednecks patients, such as administering baking soda tine, concerning possible pollution of local (1) A 37-year-old man and two female intravenously to “flush out” the cancer “funwaters from discharges of cherry syrup. companions were charged in February with gus.” Before her election in 2013, she was Mondella was cooperative until the invesstealing tailgates from nine trucks in the CEO of Always There Personal Care of tigator discovered odd shelving “attached” Orlando area. (Their spree ended when, Nevada (which she describes as being “in the to a wall with magnets, revealing a “secret” noticing that a club owner had offered a healthcare industry”). (Bonus: Fiore blames room, and then the smell of marijuana — at reward on Facebook for his branded tailwhich point Mondella calmly left the room gate, the three tried to sell it back to him her accountant for the company’s reported $1 million in IRS tax liens; the accountant is and shot himself in the head. Ultimately, but botched the transaction.) (2) The driver police found that the 75-year-old company her ex-husband.) of an empty car-carrying truck pulled off was merely a side business to Mondella’s • In February, Idaho state Representathe Bishop Ford Freeway near Calumet substantial marijuana-growing operation in City, Illinois, in February after he heard a tive Vito Barbieri, at a hearing on a prothe basement. posed bill to ban doctors from prescribing calamitous sound and felt the trailer shaking abortion-inducing medications via remote violently. It turns out Asa Cole, 23, speeding telecommunication, asked expert witness and following too closely, had inadvertently Dr. Julie Madsen about one alternative he driven his pickup truck up the low-hanging had in mind: Couldn’t a woman just swaltracks of the trailer and come to a stop only low a small camera, he asked, and then have inches away from the cab. Said the carrier

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Aleksander Tomaszewski, 33, was convicted of filing a false police report after a January incident in Lane County, Oregon, when he claimed police had beaten him up in his cell after his arrest for stalking and sexual abuse. Tomaszewski’s face evidenced a beating, but he was obviously unaware of the surveillance camera, which revealed that, over a four-minute period, Tomaszewski (alone in his cell) had punched himself in the face 45 times to create the “police” attack.

Recurring Theme: Armed & Clumsy

More Americans who were unable to keep from accidentally shooting themselves: A Macon, Georgia, man checked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his genitals ( June). Another man wounded himself and another person with the same bullet; the round went through his hand and both legs of his female companion (Elkhart, Indiana, July). Peter Bonfiglio, 27, shot himself in the foot, but blamed a “robber” — the second time he had shot himself and then blamed a “robber” (Port Charlotte, Florida, June). And then there are those who will never shoot themselves again: a 79-year-old hunter in Indiana, Pennsylvania (December); the son, 49, of a former sheriff in Chattanooga, Tennessee ( June); and a St. Joseph, Michigan, woman, 55 (who shot herself in the face in February while adjusting her bra holster). Macon:

A News of the Weird Classic (February 2010)

A 27-year-old man was arrested for trespassing in January (2010) in Seattle’s Lusty Lady peep-show arcade, whose layout is a strippers’ dance stage surrounded by private viewing stalls for customers. According to police, the man, after ogling the dancers, energetically climbed from his stall, through a ceiling panel and navigated the overhead crawl space — which merely allowed him to continue staring at the strippers (but perhaps enriched the illicitness of his peeping). By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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Opera @SMF: Sex, Lies, Multimedia Historic Puccini double bill with Savannah Philharmonic combines comedy, tragedy, and technology While opera still carries the stereotype of the Viking helmet-wearing soprano belting out Wagner, these works by Puccini are the “THERE ARE only two kinds of music. opposite: Emotional, sexy, human—as befitWe do the good kind,” smiles Rob Gibting an art form which after all was enterson, Executive and Artistic Director of the tainment for the masses in its day. Savannah Music Festival. “It’s theatre. That’s what makes opera The next chapter in the Music Festival’s unique. You’ve got theatre, music, emotion,” efforts to bring the “good kind” to Savannah say Gibson. involves what may be its most ambitious Not only that, Zouves says, but “The big project yet: Not one but two operas at the deal about this production is we have a virLucas Theatre, in two double bill perfortual set design which fits beautifully in the mances Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Lucas. Now we have a multimedia, visual “The Festival’s wanted to do an opera element, all going on at once.” ever since I got here, but I also knew I really The productions in the Lucas feature didn’t have the expertise to do it,” Gibson a cutting-edge digital technique in which says. images are projected onto bare “That expertise arrived in Savannah in the scrims, bringing the fanciful, form of Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes.” evocative settings of the two Legendary opera star Milnes and his wife operas to life. Zouves, of course, are the force behind the “So we have the ability to fly people in and out, we have the relatively new Savannah Voice Festival. ability to flash back, we have This year’s double bill of Puccini’s Suor the ability to show you what’s Angelica and Gianni Schicchi at the Lucas is a combined effort of the Music and Voice going on in somebody’s mind,” Festivals. Zouves says. “It’s a technical set that is meant to defy gravity “It made total sense to try it, because and enhance the drama.” Puccini’s music is so accessible and because And though Puccini’s works these are two very short operas,” says Gibson —about the same length combined as a are sung in Italian, you don’t typical movie. have to speak Italian—all the “And both these operas premiered at the words are presented in supertiMetropolitan Opera House about 100 years tles, ie. instant translations right ago. So Puccini is very much a 20th century above the stage. “One is a tragedy, one’s a composer, very modern,” he says. comedy. The idea is you watch “Our society doesn’t allow for people to Representations of the innovative digital projection techniques you’ll see at the the tragedy first, then after a short intermis- unique opera performances at the Lucas Theatre this weekend. take in too much at once—it’s a sound bite sion you watch the comedy,” says Gibson. society,” says Maria Zouves. “But these are 18 two great sound bites.” by Jim Morekis

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Suor Angelica—the tragedy—“is in a church setting and there are all these Madonna images. It’s a very spiritual story about a mother’s love for her son,” says Zouves. A princess has a son out of wedlock, and as penance is exiled to life in a convent, where she dabbles in herbal potions. When she hears her beloved boy is dead, she concocts a fatal poison to take her own life. “But as she takes the poison, she realizes that as a nun she’s just damned her soul and won’t be able to see her son in heaven,” says Zouves. “She prays, she is redeemed and finally is reunited with her son in death.” The second opera, Gianni Schicchi, is “hysterical,” says Zouves. “It’s Weekend at Bernie’s meets Puccini—it’s about a dead guy they keep trying to hide.” At the helm of the Savannah Philharmonic for these special performances is guest conductor Eugene Kohn. “It’s not that Peter Shannon’s not a great conductor—he is,” says Gibson. “It’s just that Eugene is an opera specialist.” Zouves, a trained soprano and opera producer herself, says “The whole thing about opera conducting is style. Unlike a symphony, it’s about the period in which it’s written, about the composer’s style in terms of vocalism, about the breathing of the singers. It’s a human instrument, it’s liquid.” While the Savannah Voice Festival will continue its own programming—including a much-anticipated Carmen this summer—Zouves says “The fact that we can produce this during this epic Music Festival is a huge coup for us. This gives us an opportunity that we as an organization don’t normally have. So that’s where the synergy comes in.” Gibson concludes by stressing the altogether one of a kind nature of this special double bill: “We’re doing something original and unique, and this is the only time it will happen exactly like this, with this cast and this orchestra and this staging,” he says. “These two shows, and poof, it’s gone.” cs Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi w/ Savannah Philharmonic—An Opera Collaboration With the Savannah Voice Festival Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts $45-105

Darn kids and their loud opera music!

16-year-old Hanna Suddath debuts at Savannah Music Festival by Anna Chandler anna@connectsavannah.com

Anyone thinking opera is a grown-up’s game, think again: Richmond Hill high schooler Hanna Suddath is making her debut in The Savannah VOICE Festival and Savannah Music Festival’s Puccini double-bill. An alumna of Savannah Children’s Choir, Suddath is an incredibly accomplished performer at 16. Last August, she attended the Teen VOICE Workshop and attended a summer music camp at Charleston Southern University on scholarship from Savannah Friends of Music. While at camp, she received awards for performance and for her own original compositions. After one of many rehearsals, Suddath chatted about her goals and life as a young musician. Hanna Suddath How did you start out singing? I was just always surrounded by music. Whenever we went to church, I’d always be singing; eventually my mom spoke to the choir person and they let me sing to adult choir. The first year I went to Savannah Children’s Choir camp made me love it even more—it just grew from there. My last year in the choir, I was thinking, maybe I want to pursue music in college. That’s my plan. I’m deciding between Vocal Performance and Music Education; I have a lot of options. And I still have two years to decide! Did performing with Savannah Children’s Choir lead you to your interest in opera? We did classical music in the choir, but we also did spirituals. It wasn’t until had voice lessons with Marco Santos... and Miss Rebecca [Flaherty] nurtured that even more. There’s so much stuff I didn’t know...she really taught me the basics behind everything, and Marcos taught me to sing out and to really love it.

How is opera different than the styles you had been singing in before? I’d say it’s more sophisticated. Personally I love all the arias—those are just so beautiful. And when you have these singers, like Micaela Oeste, they are really inspiring me to work hard for what I want. I have to keep reminding myself that we’re all struggling with the same things, like what they call ‘the apple in the mouth.’ What’s that? It’s a visual for lifting your soft palette. If your soft pallet drops, everything goes. Tell me about your character Gherardino, the seven-year-old boy in Gianni Schicchi. He’s pretty mischievous! He likes to annoy his parents and he has a big truck he likes to play with. He just doesn’t want to be there around the illness and everything. He’s just a typical seven-year-old boy. What was it like preparing for that role? It’s interesting, because I’m 16 and a girl! I kind of drew from when my brother was younger—he got in trouble a lot, and was very jittery. I’m drawing from that and from past summers at choir camp. It was hard to get into character for that, but I’m getting better! Opera must be so different from your regular singing—it’s so multidisciplinary, combining vocal performance and acting. I was definitely struggling a bit this morning; I was focusing too much on acting and forgot my line! I haven’t done much acting since sixth grade. I go to the bathroom and practice my facial expressions in the mirror and watch a lot of videos to prepare.

What led you to audition? My voice teacher announced the auditions in an email. I was pretty nervous and didn’t know if I should [audition]. But my voice teacher said, ‘You know, Hanna, you should do it—you might be able to get a part.’ So I worked on an audition song for a couple weeks. I thought I did fairly well—I thought it was going to be 50-50. I screamed when my mom showed me the [acceptance] email! ...I was screaming, calling my voice teacher, totally screaming and crying. I mean, this is my first opera! I’m in high school! I’m 16! I was beyond excited. Since you homeschool, has your schedule been pretty flexible with rehearsals? How does that work? It is a demanding rehearsal schedule; since we homeschool year-round, we take our times off during different spots. My mom said, ‘Okay, you’re going to have your spring break now.’ It would have been a little overwhelming otherwise. What’s it been like working with the cast? It’s amazing! They’ve very supportive. I was surprised because I was a little intimidated because their voices were obviously matured and they had a lot of experience—but they’re just like me. I have two solos in Suor Angelica; they asked for volunteers for soloists, and I raised my hand. They were all coming up to me saying, ‘you really did good for being put on the spot.’ That’s amazing to hear. Why do you think this opera in particular might appeal to people who haven’t seen opera before? It’s very eye-catching. It’s very captivating, and you definitely won’t be bored! It’s so dramatic and funny, and it’s just overall fantastic. CS Savannah Music Festival: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts $45-105

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MICHAEL TRENT AND CARY ANN HEARST joined forces as the duo Shovels & Rope after having pursued separate careers that earned each of them some good reviews, but not much in the way of commercial success. So the couple (they married in 2009 before teaming up musically) didn’t carry any grand dreams of platinum albums, arena tours and armloads of Grammys in starting Shovels & Rope. But after just one album, 2012’s O’ Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope has already exceeded anything Trent and Hearst accomplished separately. That album—which followed a 2008 album that was titled Shovels & Rope, but was


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billed as a Cary Ann Hearst/Michael Trent release and is not officially considered part of the Shovels & Rope catalog—earned the duo rave reviews and acclaim. The duo topped off its run behind O’ Be Joyful last fall with a pair of American Music Awards for Song of the Year (for the autobiographical romp “Birmingham”) and Emerging Artist of the Year. To be sure, Trent and Hearst aren’t getting the Beyonce/Rihanna/Lady Gaga treatment, where their faces get plastered across tabloid pages and TMZ.com. But the media attention has put a spotlight on Shovels & Rope that Trent and Hearst never anticipated. So far, Hearst feels she and her husband have done a good job keeping things in perspective. “It’s definitely taken a little getting used to,” Hearst said in a recent phone interview when asked about the exposure that has followed the arrival of O’ Be Joyful. “I’m grateful that we’re maybe a little older and wiser, that we’ve been able to navigate pretty well and insulate ourselves from a lot of the attention. The attention from our fans is always welcome and wonderful. It’s a funny thing. Attention can be a little bit of a loaded weapon. I think if you get used to getting attention and then one day the attention goes away it can really mess with your mind. “I don’t want to use the phrase we take it with a grain of salt, but we don’t buy into any of our own hype, that’s for sure,” she said. “I don’t know any way to really express it. But it’s also exciting that we’re performing every night on tour and connecting with people, not over fashion and not over television, just over music and the spirit of kind of getting together and getting down.” Trent and Hearst may well encounter more media adoration—and possibly greater popularity—now that their second album as Shovels & Rope, Swimmin’ Time, has been released. It debuted following its Aug. 26 release at number 20 on Billboard magazine’s all-genre Top 200 album chart. If anything, the new album presents a bit bigger, bolder and even more musically compelling version of Shovels & Rope. A few songs are heavier than anything on O’ Be Joyful, including the stomping “Evil,” the horn-filled “Ohio” and the title track. “After The Storm,” on the other hand, employs a gentler touch than usual, which suits the song’s winsome vocal. “Coping Mechanism” brings a poppier sound into the mix. But other songs, such as “Bridge On Fire,” “The Devil Is All Around” and “Stone River Blues” fit the template of O’ Be Joyful, boasting engaging melodies, a strong rhythmic backbone and a healthy bit of twang.

I don’t know any way to really express it. But it’s also exciting that we’re performing every night on tour and connecting with people, not over fashion and not over television, just over music and the spirit of kind of getting together and getting down. Trent and Hearst met in 2002, and their personal relationship blossomed before they decided to officially unite musically as Shovels & Rope. Hearst released her first solo CD, Dust and Bones, in 2006 and followed that with a 2010 EP, Are You Ready To Die, and a second full-length, Lions And Lambs, in 2011. Trent had gotten into music during high school, forming a band called the Films. That group, whose rock/pop sound was frequently compared to Elvis Costello, made two albums, but broke up after its 2009 release, “Oh, Scorpio.” He had also made a pair of solo albums—a self-titled effort in 2007 and The Winner in 2010. In the midst of that came the Shovels & Rope album and a decision to play some shows as a duo just for fun. Their shows were spontaneous, with Hearst and Trent switching off on guitars, drums, harmonicas and other instruments, frequently testing the limits of what their four hands and feet would allow them to play. Their lively personalities and their spirited—sometimes rowdy—approach to their rootsy blend of country, bluegrass, rock and blues—started catching on. Trent and Hearst realized they were making more of a go out of being a duo than they had been as solo artists, and their efforts turned toward expanding their touring base beyond their home town of Charleston, S.C. and seeing where they

could take Shovels & Rope. Trent and Hearst have kept Shovels & Rope largely a do-it-yourself project when it comes to the songwriting and music. They still tour as a duo with no additional musicians. And in the studio, they continue to self produce their albums. O’ Be Joyful was something of a catchas-catch-can project. In addition to some recording at their home, Trent and Hearst also recorded much of the album on tour, using motel rooms and even their van to do some of the recording. Swimmin’ Time was a bit more settled, at least logistically. The couple built a new studio facility in their home and the new album was recorded there. They didn’t go nuts with instrumentation, but added new elements to the mix, including piano, organ and some unique low-end tones created on a special keyboard setup. But Swimmin’ Time remained a spontaneous endeavor, with a good chunk of the material captured in first takes just as the duo was getting a handle on how to play the songs. “We let the songs dictate where we wanted to go with them as we recorded them,” said Trent, who joined Hearst for the phone interview. “It’s kind of, we never really like go in with this grand plan. Like a lot of bands will make demos. I used to do it all the time. I would make a demo and then work it all up and write all of these parts for it, and then that would just be the way it has to be. Then you go in and try to record it, and you can’t get out of your own box. “I feel like there’s something that happens that’s very special when it’s the first time you record a song,” he said. “So we just try to go in when it’s fresh and lay it down and get all of the ideas and inspirations right then as it comes and lay it down instead of having to go back and re-do it later on or overthinking it or anything like that. That’s sort of proven to work best for us.” One goal Trent and Hearst did have for Swimmin’ Time was to capture the energy and force of a live Shovels & Rope show— something that should help the new songs translate well to the stage. “Last time [for O’ Be Joyful], we weren’t really thinking about it,” Trent said. “The songs were new and we also hadn’t really been touring [for long] and we were still sort of figuring ourselves out, which we’ll probably always be doing. But for this one, it was just, I feel like the live energy is matched a little bit more on the recording.” CS Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves Fri. March 20, 8 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 MLK Blvd. $35

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He’s ‘Just Jarekus’

How Mississippi’s Jarekus Singleton went from basketball star to blues guitar hero by anna chandler anna@connectsavannah.com

At 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is bringing blues to a new generation, earning many noteworthy awards and feathers in his cap along the way. But to the humble and genial Mississippian, he’s still “just Jarekus”: a boy who learned to play music in his granddaddy’s church, a former basketball star who, when struck with a life-altering injury, found his way back into musical expression, and, when we chatted on the phone, a dutiful boyfriend replacing lightbulbs in his girlfriend’s garage before he hits the road again. Singleton stunned the crowd at Savannah Music Festival’s lineup announcement party, and he and his band are thrilled for their second trip to Savannah. I understand you started out playing bass. How’d you start playing guitar?

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My granddaddy played guitar, my Uncle Tony played guitar…one day I came to church—I was playing bass there—my Grandaddy says, “Man, don’t play bass no more! Start playing guitar now!” I was like, “Cool.” So that’s how. Here I am today, trying to play guitar like Grandaddy said. I was playing testimony services, which can last anywhere from a minute, thirty minutes, to two hours. People get up and testify, get up and sing, young people sing all the newer songs, older people sing more traditional songs. So I was learning how to play in all those different keys and tempos, playing by ear, trying to follow. We had church five times a week. I guess you really had to be on your toes to keep the vibe; it seems like you had to know how to improvise.

Oh yeah. Granddaddy was the music director, the preacher, the lead instrumentalist… and in the middle of service, if somebody 22 was off on drums, he turn and say, “Get off

the drums!” He’d get on my bass playing— if I wasn’t in the pocket, he’d say, “Gimme somebody else on bass who’s in pocket!” in the middle of service. So that’s how we grew up! It just be like that sometimes. It was great training. Sounds like you had to get used to playing with all kinds of people, too. Everybody played. My mama played organ, my brother played drums. We all sang, my cousins played instruments, they sang. All my uncles, most of ‘em play. Everybody did something. What was it like transitioning from the church environment to being a professional? We have other people [in the family] that are all professional musicians. But you gotta understand, playing secular music is a thing of the world, and my granddaddy preached against that. He preached against my playing basketball.

My mother always wanted me to be who I was, and always believed in who I was. She always made sure I was straight, made sure I was good, did what I wanted to do, followed my dreams. I’m really thankful for my mama. I don’t know what else I’d be doing without her; I may be lost in the sauce.

day and said, ‘I read one of your articles. I didn’t know you messed your ankle up! I thought I’d see you in the NBA.’ People say that all the time. Thought I fell of the face of the earth, that I had a change of heart playing music. But I been the same guy since I came out of my mama’s womb.

What was it like to start playing secular music?

So the guitar sat there during college?

It really wasn’t a transition for me. I went to college when I was 17 on a basketball scholarship. When I went to college, it was just basketball and school. I was a rapper—I rapped here and there for friends of mine, put some songs together. I never played with a band or anything; a lot of my classmates never knew I played an instrument until I was a grown man and I started my band. In 2010, a lot of people were like, ‘What the hell’s going on? Why you not playing ball?’ I didn’t have any choice. I messed my ankle up real bad and had cartilage taken out in 2009. A lot of people still don’t know: a friend messaged me on Facebook the other

I didn’t even own a guitar until I was 20. When I went to college I didn’t even have a guitar; my granddaddy bought a guitar from one of the deacons at church and said, ‘You want it?’ So I took it and that was my junior, sophomore year. I never played with a band, never owned an amp, never nothing. I just had it in my room, and when I get bored at night when I was too tired from basketball and going to school, I’d just occasionally pick it up. Nobody knew I played, except maybe my roommate. I never took any lessons; I’d always just sit on my bed in my dorm room and just wanna hear the strings pluck. I never thought about being a musician. I


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Has delving back into guitar and finding success in that helped? Yeah. It took same hustle, same mind frame, work ethic. It’s just who I am: I’m just Jarekus, and I’m a musician now. That’s what I’ve always been. I learned a lot with basketball: it taught me to be a good leader, a teammate. It taught me how to manage people: you gotta know everybody’s plays, where everybody’s supposed to be. You can’t talk to all your teammates the same. Those are crucial skills for being in a band.

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Yeah, man. People are hard to manage. That’s why they pay managers so much. So why did you choose music instead of coaching when you got injured? In 2009—I was born in ’84, so I was 25 when I had surgery—I didn’t want no kids to be calling me ‘Coach!’ I couldn’t take that. I felt like I was an old man. I thought, ‘I have something else left in me that I can do to help, something else that I can do to get my emotions out.’ I always struggled with my emotions, man—growing up, I never knew how to channel them. You wrote poetry, right? Yeah, but still. That’s a form of art. When you’re doing something with art, it’s a form of expression. But when I play music, and I’m on the stage and the vibe is there, and I’m playing my instrument—ain’t no art like that in the world. Writing poetry never made me feel that way, being a ball player never made me feel that way. The way I’m feeling in my heart, I can convey it through my guitar, and I never been able to do nothing with that. If you get pissed off and you’re playing

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ball, it’s hard to play mad. You make mistakes, you gotta be relaxed and have that focus. If I get mad, I can play guitar all night. If I want to hit it hard, I can hit it hard. I can play it softly and soulfully. And I don’t have to run faster than nobody to do it, jump higher than nobody to do it. I can just pull it out of the case, sit down, turn my phone off, and get with it.

You have contemporary music in all genres. My thing is this: when B.B. King plays the guitar, can’t nobody play B.B. King style better than him. If I play a B.B. King song, I always feel like B.B.’s the truth—what I’m doing ain’t never going to be good enough for the song. And he was doing stuff that people do now way back when in the ‘50s. With me, I can only be the best Jarekus that I know how to be, and I have to approach it like that. My vision comes from the masters that started it: B.B. King, Albert King, even Jimi Hendrix is a guitarist that I often listened to growing up. It’s amazing how I can listen to all those different guitar players and get something from every one of them. And I have a style of my own as well. All you can do is tell the story. CS

You’re a very visual storyteller. Do think your lyricism grew out of your early rapping and writing? Oh, most definitely. I’ve always been a fan of lyricists; growing up, my family always listened to lyrics and the storytelling of a song. It’s hard to think something, but try to convey it artistically and have people take it as you intend for them to take it. When I find an artist that can do that, like Brad Paisley, his storytelling is just off the charts, and he just knows how to communicate what he’s trying to say artistically. I used to try to do all this wordplay—you freestyle battle in school at the lunch table every day, y’all trying to come up with something to out-rap the other guy. It’s one of those things: you think it, you write it.

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There’s something for everyone at Savannah Music Festival! Start the two-week fest off in style with a sampling of roots, R&B, Americana, and more. Make sure to check out our features on can’t-miss SMF shows.

Balsam Range

It’s the first show of the fest! Getting the party started is Balsam Range, bluegrass champions in their own right. At the prestigious 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association awards ceremony, Western North Carolina’s Balsam Range earned more nominations than any other group in the genre, leading the way with Vocal Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year; plus, singer and fiddle player Buddy Melton was named Male Vocalist of the Year. All you City Hotel and Accomplices fans, gather ‘round. Thursday, March 19, Charles H. Morris Center, 12:30 p.m.

Zydeco Dance Party: Buckwheat Zydeco

Mavis Staples

GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winner Mavis Staples has sung her mark into American history. An early Stax Records artist, Staples led the Staple Singers through such hits as “I’ll Take You There” and “Let’s Do It Again.” Exploring R&B, gospel, soul, and folk music over her storied career, Staples is a living legend and American icon.

A Savannah Music Festival Favorite, Buckwheat Zydeco carries on the tradition of Zydeco’s passed king, Clifton Chenier. Slinging his famous accordion, Buckwheat is a major force behind turning the world’s eye to the distinctly American form, being the first zydeco artist to sign to a major label. Merging elements of the blues, R&B, and traditional Creole music, it’s a thrilling and just downright fun show that will keep you on your feet and moving for its entirety. Friday, March 20, Charles H. Morris Center, 7 p.m. (sold out), $35 Friday March 20, Charles H. Morris Center, 9 p.m., $35

Thursday, March 19, Trustees Theater, 8 p.m.

Dawes

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Influenced by folk greats like Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell, California-based Dawes consists of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Alex Casnoff. Rich, immersive harmonies and subtle layers of string swells, groaning horns, and fizzling snares allow the band to successfully dip into quiet, ballad moments, like 2011’s “A Little Bit of Everything,” a piano-laced, country-leaning lesson of a song. The boot-stompers will be satisfied here, too: Dawes can rock when they wanna. Fans of Band of Horses, Blitzen Trapper, and The Avett Brothers may find it to be their standout Savannah Music Festival show.

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McIntosh County Shouters

An incredible experience exploring local history, song, and African-American tradition, the McIntosh County Shouters “shout” is one of African origins and Christian belief. The dancing, percussion, and call-and-response singing is a form honed right here in the Lowcountry during times of slavery, and the McIntosh County Shouters are the foremost practitioners of the tradition.

Saturday, March 21, 12:30 p.m., $20

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Formed by brothers Brad and Andrew Barr, The Barr Brothers are forerunners in the new Americana movement, employing elements of folk, and rock ‘n’ roll into their contemporary sound. Up-and-comers The Apache Relay are part of the new Nashville movement that we saw so strongly demonstrated at this year’s Savannah Stopover Music Festival. They’ve gigged with Mumford & Sons, hit fests like Bonnaroo, and made a name for themselves with their warm, rootsy folk-pop. CS

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dolin Player of the Year Adam Steffey and multi-instrumentalist Ron Stewart. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Bela Fleck

Zydeco Dance Party: Buckwheat Zydeco — As the leading torchbearer of the classic sound of the late King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco has performed for over three decades. $35 7 & 9 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Saturday / 21 Chamber Music II: Orchestral Masterworks by Mozart & Mendelssohn — Musicians

from the Savannah Philharmonic perform with guest soloists from SMF's critically acclaimed chamber music series. $47 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Dianne Reeves

Come Rain or Come Shine — A mainstay

of nearly every festival, this year's original SMF cabaret production comes with the arrival of two new singers in Savannah. $35 5 & 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Thursday / 19 Balsam Range — Balsam Range arrives fresh

off the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards ceremony with more nominations than any other band in bluegrass music. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Jerry Douglas Presents the Earls of Leicester — Born out of dobro master Jerry

Douglas' lifelong love of the music of Lucinda Williams Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the playon-words band name Earls of Leicester Balsam Range, The Boxcars — This opening includes some of Nashville's finest bluegrass night double bill pairs two present-day powmusicians. $25-$55 7:30 p.m. Trustees Theerhouses of bluegrass, whose origins straddle The Wood Brothers, AJ Ghent Band — Open- ater, 216 East Broughton St. the Tennessee/North Carolina border where ing weekend double bill. $35 7:30 p.m. Ships the Smokies meet the Blue Ridge Mountains. of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King McIntosh County Shouters — Foremost prac$35 5:30 & 8 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, Jr Blvd. titioners of the ring shout tradition of coastal 10 East Broad St. Georgia. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Friday / 20 Center, 10 East Broad St. Chamber Music I: Around Beethoven —

Bookended by two of Franz Schubert's great works (including his renowned cello quintet), this opening concert is centered around Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 1. $47 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Kickoff Concert w/ AJ Ghent Band — Free

MAR 18-24, 2015

and open to the public 7:30 p.m. 912-5255050. savannahmusicfestival.org. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

One True Vine: Mavis Staples — A National

Heritage Fellowship Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement winner. $25-$55 8 p.m. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. 26 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves — Charles-

ton's own Shovels & Rope share the stage with Shakey Graves for a night of indie folk-rock bliss. $35 8 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Blues in the Garden: Heritage Blues Orchestra/Jarekus Singleton — The Heritage Blues

Dawes — The Los Angeles based quartet has played with such artists as Blitzen Trapper, Conor Oberst, Chris Robinson, and Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, among others, and was selected by Robbie Robertson from The Band to back him on a recent (and rare) string of live shows. $25 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Recitals I: Nikolai Lugansky, Piano — Russian

pianist Nikolai Lugansky's 2011 SMF debut was without a doubt a festival highlight. $52 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi — A co-

production with Savannah Voice Festival in Celebration of Sherrill Milnes' 80th Birthday. $45-$105 2 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Monday / 23 Chamber Music III: Brahms & His Influences — Johannes Brahms' "Prater Quintet," a viola

quintet that the composer intended to be his swan song, anchors this Daniel Hope & Friends concert. $47 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Come Rain or Come Shine — A mainstay of

nearly every festival, this year's original SMF cabaret production comes with the arrival of two new singers in Savannah. $35 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

The Barr Brothers, The Apache Relay —

Montreal meets Nashville in this two-night stand of folk-rock. $30 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Tuesday / 24 Arias & Encores — Featuring the artists from the Savannah VOICE Festival's 2014 season. $35 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

Orchestra is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of the blues. $35 5 & 8:15 p.m. Ships Dave Stryker Quartet — Jazz guitar great of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Dave Stryker has made 25 recordings as a Southern Troubadours feat. Joe Ely, Ruthie Jr Blvd. bandleader and as a sideman for such artists as Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff and Foster and Paul Thorn — Three distinctly different artists share the stage for an evening Sunday / 22 Kevin Mahogany. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. of song swapping. $25-$55 7 p.m. Trustees Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Come Rain or Come Shine — A mainstay of nearly every festival, this year's original SMF The Barr Brothers, The Apache Relay — MonSuor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi — A cocabaret production comes with the arrival treal meets Nashville in this two-night stand production with Savannah Voice Festival in of two new singers in Savannah. $35 5 & of folk-rock in the intimate Charles H. MorCelebration of Sherrill Milnes' 80th Birthday. 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East ris Center. $30 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris $45-$105 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Broad St. Center, 10 East Broad St. Arts, 32 Abercorn St. continues on p. 28


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First Week of SMF sunday, March 22 2 PM ................ Puccini’s Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi 5 & 7:30 PM .... Come Rain or Come Shine 6 PM ................ Recitals I : Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Friday, March 20 12:30 PM ......... The Boxcars 7 PM ................ Zydeco Dance Party: Buckwheat Zydeco 7 PM ................ Southern Troubadours featuring Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn 7:30 PM .......... Puccini’s Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

Monday, March 23 12:30 PM ......... Come Rain or Come Shine 6 PM ................ Chamber Music III : Brahms & His Influences 7:30 PM .......... The Barr Brothers/ The Apache Relay

saTurday, March 21 12:30 PM ......... McIntosh County Shouters 3 PM ................ Chamber Music II: Orchestral Masterworks by Mozart & Mendelssohn 5 & 8:15 PM .... Blues in the Garden: Heritage Blues Orchestra/ Jarekus Singleton 5 & 7:30 PM .... Come Rain or Come Shine 7:30 PM .......... Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester

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Tuesday, March 24 12:30 PM ......... Dave Stryker Quartet 6 PM ................ Arias & Encores 7:30 PM .......... The Barr Brothers/ The Apache Relay Wednesday, March 25 12:30 PM ......... Bouncin’ with Bud: Tardo Hammer plays Bud Powell 5:30 & 8 PM ... Warren Vaché Quintet plays Benny Carter/ Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 6 PM ................ Recitals II : Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

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To see the full festival lineup, information & tickets: savannahmusicfestival.org box office: 912.525.5050

Major funding for the Savannah Music Festival is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., National Endowment for the Arts, Wet Willie’s Management Corp., Connect Savannah, Critz Auto Group, Visit Savannah, Savannah Morning News & Savannah Magazine, Memorial Health/Mercer University School of Medicine, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Public Broadcasting, HunterMaclean, The Kennickell Group, Savannah College of Art & Design, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, WSAV and XFiNiTy

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Thursday, March 19 12:30 PM ......... Balsam Range 5:30 & 8 PM .. Balsam Range/The Boxcars 6 PM ............... Chamber Music I : Around Beethoven 8 PM ............... One True Vine: Mavis Staples

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Wednesday / 25 Bouncin' with Bud: Tardo Hammer Plays Bud Powell — In this lunchtime concert, Hammer

will showcase the compositions of Bud Powell, the great bebop pianist. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Recitals II: Milos Karadaglic, Guitar — Since

his sold-out 2012 SMF debut, 30-yearold classical guitarist Milos

Karadaglic has become the pride of Montenegro. $52 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Warren Vache Quintet Plays Bud Powell, Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet — Trumpet player

Warren Vache returns to Savannah with his own quintet, sharing a bill with Jason Marsalis' acclaimed vibes quartet. $35 5:30 & 8 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Thursday / 26 Chamber Music IV: Early Masters — In a look at

the early masterworks of several great 19th century composers, this program brings together the nucleus of Daniel Hope's European and U.S. colleagues. $47 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, Earls of Leicester 225 West President St.

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East Broad St. Marcus Roberts Trio — SMF Associate Ar-

tistic Director Marcus Roberts offers another extraordinary look into his original artistry every festival season has become the annual with a rare full-concert SMF appearance late night jazz jam, which wraps up our week with his trio featuring bassist Rodney Jordan with Swing Central Jazz. $30 10 p.m. Charles and drummer Jason Marsalis. $35 12:30 p.m. H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Late Night Jam with Sean Jones Quartet ft. Wycliffe Gordon & Friends — A highlight of

Lúnasa — Named for an Autumn harvest

festival, Lúnasa is one of the most prolific and enduring bands in Irish music. $35 8 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

New Orleans Soul & Brass Party: Irma Thomas/Dirty Dozen Brass Band — With a

Lucinda Williams — American rock, folk,

career spanning six decades, Irma Thomas is a Louisiana Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winning artist. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music ensemble whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. $40 5 & 8:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Recitals III: Stephen Hough, Piano — British

Recitals IV: Murray Perahia, Piano — Murray Perahia's Savannah debut could be the most highly anticipated classical piano event in the history of SMF. $70 3 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

blues and country music singer-songwriter has been maneuvering down a musical path all her own for more than three decades since emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana. $32$62 8:30 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

pianist Stephen Hough is a rare renaissance man of our time, and was conferred as a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Kodo One Earth Tour: Elizabeth II. $52 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Mystery — Dancers and drummers explore the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese "taiko" drum. The Louis Armstrong Continuum/Swing Cen$25-$55 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the tral Jazz Finale — Following performances by Arts, 32 Abercorn St. the top three finalists from the Swing Central Jazz competition, this original production will Sean Jones Quartet, Warren Wolf & be an evening devoted to the legacy of Louis Armstrong. $22-$62 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre Wolfpack — SMF audiences will remember trumpeter, bandleader, educa- for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. tor, and composer Sean Jones from when he performed at SMF 2012 with Jon Saturday / 28 Faddis or SMF 2010 with Wynton Marsalis and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Lynn Harrell Jazz at Lincoln Center — In their tenth consecutive SMF appearOrchestra ( JLCO), but ance, the world-renowned Atlanta Symphony his current quartet is his Orchestra brings a program of symphonic finest project to date. $35 masterworks. $32-$75 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre 6:30 & 9 p.m. Charles H. for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Hot Rize — For a dozen years beginning in 1978, the band Hot Rize was arguably the Warren Vache Quintet most influential bluegrass band of its time. $25-$55 7:30 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 Plays Benny Carter — Exclusive performance East Broughton St. by the Warren Vache Quintet, featuring tenor Latin Dance Party: Adonis Puentes & the Voice saxophonist Houston of Cuba Orchestra — Fronting a dynamite Person, Tardo Hammer ten-piece band, Cuban-born Adonis Puentes on piano, Nicki Parrott is a GRAMMY-nominated singer and on bass and Leroy Wil- bandleader opens up the marvelous world liams on drums. $20 of Cuban music with syncopated rhythms, 12:30 p.m. Charles H. propulsive bass lines, nuanced horn arrangeMorris Center, 10 East ments and melodic piano and guitar. $35 8 Broad St. & 10:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10

Sunday / 29 Chamber Music V: Emerson String Quartet — Making their fifth appearance at

SMF (and first since the 2012 season), this all-Beethoven concert marks the first time Savannah audiences can see the renowned Emerson String Quartet with new cellist Paul Watkins. $52 3 p.m. Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St.

Giants of Texas Swing: Hot Club of Cowtown, Asleep at the Wheel — This three-day run at

the Charles H. Morris Center brings together two of the most influential bands playing western swing today. $40 4:30 & 7 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Monday / 30 Chamber Music VI: Emerson String Quartet with Daniel Hope & Friends — The Emer-

son String Quartet opens this concert with Ravel's String Quartet in F Major. $52 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Giants of Texas Swing: Hot Club of Cowtown, Asleep at the Wheel — This three-day run at

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Julian Lage and Jorge Roeder — For this special lunchtime concert, guitarist, composer and arranger Julian Lage is joined by Jorge Roeder, one of the most versatile bassists on the New York jazz scene. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim across the globe. $52 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider — In his SMF debut, acclaimed Persian musician Kayhan Kalhor will be performing with Brooklyn Rider, an adventurous, genre-defying string quartet. $25-$65 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

ian choro, the instrumental popular Brazilian music that originated in 19th century Rio, is showcased on this evening by the group Choro Famoso, featuring mandolinist Mike Marshall. $25-$65 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

The Brazilian Soul: Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso, Clarice Assad, Off the Cliff — Brazil-

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Béla Fleck with Brooklyn Rider — Banjoist/

Chamber Music IX: Bruch & Brahms —

composer Béla Fleck has performed on seven different occasions at SMF, each time with distinctly different projects. In this appearance he joins forces with the acclaimed string quartet Brooklyn Rider during their 2015 SMF residency. $25-$65 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Chamber Music VII: Vive La France — This all-French program spotlights two of the great works in the piano quartet literature. $30 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

Bruch: Selections from Eight pieces for Violin, Viola and Piano, Op. 83. Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26. $30 12:30 p.m. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Josh Ritter — Since 1997, American songwriter, guitarist and author Josh Ritter has been creating some of the best folk-rock music to hit the airwaves. $22-$55 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Acoustic Music Seminar Finale: Stringband Spectacular — After five days

of collaborations and instruction by some of the world's finest acoustic musicians, the 16 participants of the 2015 Acoustic Music Seminar present their latest compositions in an original program. $15-$45 6 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Wednesday / 1 Chamber Music VIII: Brooklyn Rider —

Celebrating its 10th anniversary together, Brooklyn Rider is one of today's most technically accomplished string quartets. $30 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso — Mike

Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished mandolinists who began his love affair with the music of Brazil after a visit there, before embarking on an in-depth study of the roots of the Brazilian choro. $35 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Recitals V: Paul Lewis, piano — Paul Lewis' cycles of piano works by Beethoven and

composer and virtuoso pianist who draws on Heitor Villa-Lobos and Hermeto Pascoal in equal measure, and an overall practitioner of vocalese, Brazilian native Clarice Assad is as comfortable performing with a symphony orchestra as with her ancient-to-future unit Off The Cliff. $25 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Friday / 3 Concert: The Honeycutters — Headed by

Amanda Platt, the Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, N.C. $25 8 p.m. marstheatre.com. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street.

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Cajun Dance Party: The Band Courtbouillon — Three is the magic

number when you're counting Cajun music virtuosos in this Grammy winning supergroup. $35 7 & 9 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Dianne Reeves — Returning for her fourth SMF appearance and South Africa Meets the American South: Vusi her first since the 2011 double Mahlasela, Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus — Vusi bill with Brazilian guitarist Chico Giants of Texas Swing: Hot Club of Cowtown, Mahlasela is simply known as "The Voice" in Pinheiro, jazz singer Dianne his home country, South Africa, and is celReeves is among the preeminent Asleep at the Wheel — This three-day run at the Charles H. Morris Center brings together ebrated for his distinctive, powerful voice and jazz vocalists of the past three two of the most influential bands playing his poetic, optimistic lyrics. Dirk Powell has decades. $32-$62 8 p.m. Trustees western swing today. $40 5 & 7:30 p.m. expanded on the deeply rooted sounds of his Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Appalachian heritage to become one of the preeminent traditional American musicians Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus — The Wailers — Following up their 2013 SMF of his generation. Riley Baugus represents the This is an exclusive lunchtime perappearance, The Wailers return to the Trust- best of old-time American banjo and song. formance by two masters of old-time ees Theater with frontman Dwayne Anglin, $35 6:30 & 9 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, music. $20 12:30 p.m. Charles H. known as Danglin. $25 8 p.m. Trustees 10 East Broad St. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Theater, 216 East Broughton St. The World of Clarice Assad featuring Off the Cliff and Mike Marshall — A visionary

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Paul Thorn

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors — Since releasing their debut album

in 2005, Nashville-based Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (Drew, Nathan Dugger, Rich Brinsfield, and his wife Ellie Holcomb) have established themselves as a formidable and distinctive indie Americana band. $30 8:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Saturday / 4 Chamber Music X: Passionate Piano Quartets — This collaboration of four extraordinary

musicians was born out of the incredible success at a 2012 Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center performance in New York that explored the influence of violinist Joseph Joachim. $47-$57 3 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

Closing Night Party: DakhaBrakha — DakhaBrakha is a world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. $30 9 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread —

The eldest daughter of Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, Rosanne's musical and family legacy is rooted in the origins of American country music with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South. $32-$75 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Bay Uno (photo by Ben Heller)

Bay Uno, Dare Dukes @The Sentient Bean

New Yorker Bay Uno comes to town with his very first record, Catalina, hot off the presses: Savannah folkies, you’re gonna love it. There’s a playful jangle about his scenic folk-pop: slow-buzzing, droning guitar feedback creeps up like summer heat, harmonies manage to be tight but feel breezy, horns croon their way in. For inspiration, Uno dipped into various bodies of water, particularly the shores of Catalina off the coast of California. Fans of indie-folk heroes like M. Ward, Sufjan Stevens and Devendra Banhart, come forward. And who’s that stranger on the bill? Why, it’s Dare Dukes! It’s been a minute since we’ve seen the Savannah singer-songwriter perform: the man’s got a thrillingly full plate with a two-year-old, a four-year-old, and a newish career as Executive Director at Deep Center. We’re sure to hear old favorites from Thugs and China Dolls and Prettiest Transmitter of All, plus, Dukes reports, a brand-new song. Saturday, March 21, $5

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Technically, there are six (!!!) bands playing at The Jinx on Saturday: Damon and the Shitkickers have their usual happy hour set, and at night, it’s a rockabilly/old-school garage-punk rampage with Rocket 350, Jimmy and the Teasers, and Dusty Booze and the Baby Haters. But right there in the middle, that gap where the Shitkicker crowd meanders out and the evening crowd slowly creeps in, is Alex Culbreth. Culbreth is a fitting act to follow our favorite happy hour outlaws; his 2012 album Heart in a Mason Jar is just straight-up, good country music. Comprised of sleepy toetappers that mull over troubles with a glass of whiskey. Culbreth watches the seasons pass with a sharp eye and seasoned wit. Take heed, all y’all who complain about shows not starting ‘til 11, 11:30: Culbreth kicks off at 9 p.m. sharp, plays ‘til 10, and the evening show kicks off after that. Plenty of time to get a nice dinner nearby and still catch some live music!

Saturday, March 21, 9 p.m.

Sins of Godless Men, Room Full of Strangers, Kennedy Curse, The Landmines, Spray Tan @The Guild Hall

Coastal Rock Productions has assembled a mega-bill of diverse regional rock for all ages down at The Guild Hall. Room Full of Strangers blends psych-rock vibes with beefed-out, fuzzy basslines, sing-alongworthy gang vocals, and catchy garage-pop thrills. If an intersection of Jacuzzi Boys, Mac DeMarco weirdopop, and Arctic Monkeys sounds like your style, then the Strangers are for you. Atlanta’s The Landmines ring out like a war-cry, declaring “We’re here to destroy!” amid riffs inspired by classic rock’s finest battle epics (their album’s called Landmines Cometh, if that tips you off ). They say they’re more of a militia rather than a band, promising to leave nothing but scorched earth behind on tour. Spray Tan emerged from Atlanta’s metal scene to echo back to 80s skatecore and super-catchy punk. Sins of Godless Men throw down inventive heavy jams in the vein of At the Drive-In and Bear vs. Shark. A hell of a live band, they, along with young emocore trio Kennedy Curse, represent Savannah on the bill. Of extremely worthy note, Coastal Rock’s trying something new this time: instead of a flat cover, attendees have the option to shell out a mere $3 donation and get pizza (Papa John’s, if you’re wondering) and soda in return. Read: that’s five bands and supper for under $5. Of course (and this applies to any show), if you can throw down more for a touring band to get some gas in the van, you certainly should. Saturday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., free


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Natalie Prass @Hang Fire

Winter/Spring’s “It” Girl is undoubtedly folk songstress Natalie Prass. Jenny Lewis fans may have seen her rocking in Lewis’ touring band on keyboards; the up-andcomer just released her first solo album, and Stopover, as always, is ahead of the curve, bringing Prass to town so we can see her on the brink of superstardom. While I was listening to Prass’ self-titled debut with a friend, we decided something about it made us want to go buy a free-range chicken, grab some fresh organic veggies from Whole Foods, dream up a unique signature cocktail, put Prass’ record on the turntable, and host a proper dinner party for friends. There’s a refined maturity to it in that way (it really is a perfect record for us aging hipsters), a restraint in her voice that’s incredibly delicate but makes your ears prick up to hear every word, like Prass is whispering something really wonderful to you in a loud bar and you don’t want to miss it. With lush orchestration and R&B beats and textures, it’s a rich and gently perky spring soundtrack. You are, guaranteed, never going to see Prass in a venue as small as Hang Fire again, by the way; she’s almost too big for the little bar in this very moment. Buy your tickets ahead of time (they’re super-cheap) and catch her now. Wednesday, March 25, 9 p.m., $8

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Slowing down on Wheaton Street

Photographer Robert Cooper turns his lens on ‘under-recognized’ commercial corridor By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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No one complains about out-of-control bus traffic or too many tourists on Wheaton Street. No parades roll past its overgrown lots and abandoned buildings. And though it’s literally one minute from the hustle and bustle of downtown, there’s never a problem finding a parking spot. A rare diagonal in a city full of right angles, this stretch of pavement is mostly known for carrying traffic to and from Savannah’s eastside neighborhoods. Most folks cruise it without stopping, not registering that Wheaton Street is peppered with small businesses—mostly barber shops and barbecue joints, a few liquor stores and car washes, and a Chinese restaurant, takeout only. Photographer Robert Cooper lives in nearby Gordonston and has long been fascinated by the no-fuss, entrepreneurial spirit 34 that drives this commercial strip. Largely

ignored by most Savannahians but faithfully patronized by the surrounding community, Wheaton holds a certain appeal for Cooper, who calls it “blighted, but in that, not charmless.” “I’d pass by all the time and kept thinking about at all these mom-and-pop businesses. This area wasn’t seeded or developed. These are just people making their way,” says Cooper, whose work has appeared The New York Times, People and other national media. The Savannah native has captured that quiet allure in “Wheaton: The Street, The People,” a photo series hanging at the City of Savannah’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. Gallery through March 27. Randy’s BBQ, Linda’s Seafood and Epiphany Barber Shop & Carwash represent the personal nature of neighborhood commerce, and Cooper’s portraits of the owners and employees combine an aesthetic

of friendliness and hard work. The series also reveals the street’s multicultural nature: The photos show denizens and business owners from a variety of ethnic origins, dispelling the misleading notion that Savannah is simply black and white. But it’s the images themselves—not their back stories—that mattered most to Cooper as he roamed the street on foot, intimating himself with his surroundings. “I know a little about some of these people, and nothing about a lot of them,” says Cooper, adding that he felt it made a stronger statement to simply document a moment in time without a journalistic context. “In many cases, I didn’t even ask their names. I just let them stand.” Some of the images are conspicuous in their absence of action: Empty basketball courts, a cluster of weeds growing out of a

Every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day between 2001 and 2007, photographer Mark Uzmann would head downtown in the early morning to attend the parade. But it wasn’t the marching bands or rolling floats that he came to see. Instead, he turned his camera on the spectators. “I started out wanting to take pictures of the parade, but it just didn’t work,” says Uzmann. “I looked around and saw all the people who came out and thought I could find something really special.” Over the years, Uzmann documented what he calls “a composite of Black Savannah,” an elegant presentation of “lovers and friends, children and old folk…matriarchs and patriarchs, those of strong counsel and those fallen on hard times.” More than 150 images make up his collection, and a selection has been curated into an exhibit, These Neighbors, showing in the TREELoft on the third floor of the Bull Street Library. A SCAD Psychology professor who earned his MFA in Photography one class at time, Uzmann recently retired to focus on his art. Two of his works are in the Telfair’s permanent collection, and he currently has several pieces in the Reynolds Square Gallery. His hope for the exhibit is that people will recognize themselves and their families at that moment in history, commemorating a great man and great ideals. (That’s already happened at least once; one woman saw her then-toddler son in one of the photos and was delighted to tell Uzmann that the young man is now 17.) Uzmann sought to capture the jubilant atmosphere of Savananh’s MLK parades. “I asked everyone to take their picture, but I didn’t ask them to pose. I took whatever they gave me,” says Uzman. “And they gave me wonderful things.” cs Check out These Neighbors in the TREELoft in the third floor of the Bull St. Library until April 30.


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crack in the sidewalk, a chain link fence. This is not the Wheaton Street that Cooper remembers when he used to accompany his dad, a woodworker, to a busy lumberyard that once flourished here. “Back when I was a kid, Wheaton was a vital area, more lightRobert Cooper’s photos (above and below) focus on the industrial, where people people and businesses of Wheaton Street. stopped all the time,” he says, adding that the misty vacant lot featured in the series was once an like this shows them that it’s worth learning auto salvage yard, now so saturated with oil about. That’s really important.” Cooper agrees, describing the student and chemicals it can’t be developed for many photographs as “museum quality.” more years. “Most of these kids had never held a cam“We got a transmission there for our old era before, never taken a picture,” he marvels. Studebaker.” “It was amazing to watch them engage Cooper’s large scale photographs aren’t people.” the only view of Wheaton within the Now that he’s been reacquainted with exhibit. As part of the Dept. of Cultural its overlooked charms, Cooper walks along Affairs community outreach directive, he and Visual Arts coordinator Christine Hef- Wheaton Street as often as he drives. This simple act of slowing down has shown him ner arranged for six students from nearby Hubert Middle School to participate in the there’s more to a neighborhood than meets project with afterschool organizer Shamira the eye at 40 mph, an inspiration he aims to share through his camera. Hill. “My hope is that this show will give peoThe city provided a batch of single-use ple a new and better understanding of how cameras, and Bay Camera in Habersham Village agreed to help with print costs. After Savannah’s under-recognized communities a little coaching on the basics of portraiture thrive in a complex, multicultural balance.” cs and composition, the group set off on a “photo safari” on the street. The results are Wheaton: The Street, The People Photography by a dozen or so images that look deeply into the stark façades and weathered faces of the Robert Cooper runs through March 27. neighborhood, exposing nuances of not only weariness but celebration and joy. Gallery Talk with photographer Robert Cooper “It’s pretty remarkable,” says Hefner of the When: 6pm, Thurs. March 26 student work. Where: S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. “This is their neighborhood, and a project Info: savannahga.gov/arts

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Introducing European Jewelry Collections: Nature Bijoux — Nature Bijoux by Jean-Daniel

The Maps of Infinitude — Known for his

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

Christin is a unique, eco-friendly and fashion forward collection. Each design is made from natural components. Opening trunk show Friday and Saturday, March 20th21st. Exhibit through April 9th. Free Fri., March 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

:mentalKLINIK exhibition: ‘CO-OPERATION WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED’ — This is the first

U.S. exhibition by Turkish duo :mentalKLINIK. As its name suggests, the practice of :mentalKLINIK steers away from the regular, the normal, the sane and the rational. The duo attempts to reveal what our new order looks like: an altered, throughthe-looking-glass reality. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Thomas Mitz — Thomas Mitz’s work as a

dramatist and musician has greatly informed his visual art, inspiring colorful and intricate paintings composed of multiple compositions existing within the same space. March 20-31. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Continuing Exhibits Aesthetic Collective — Graduating seniors

showcase their college portfolios for this capstone project. Reception Mar. 27 at 5:30pm. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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Christina Edwards explores the rich world of color and abstraction in her paintings. She brings each landscape to life by pouring one translucent layer of color onto a surface at a time. Edwards will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales to the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Clara Aguero and John M. Mitchell — Through

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Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, marking his first exhibition in the southeastern U.S. Ikeda’s practice explores the contemporary world of information and data. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Dicky Stone and Dana Richardson — A native

of Sewanee, Tennessee, Dana Richardson holds a BFA in painting and a MAT from SCAD and currently teaches art at Savannah Christian. Her pieces are small-scale Savannah cityscapes in oil, collage and mixed media. Savannahian Dicky Stone transforms indigenous wood such as pecan, sycamore and maple into decorative pieces of sculpture. Reception April 10, 5:307:30pm. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

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The Nature of Being — SCAD alumnus Scott

‘Welcome to the Jungle Gym’ at Gallery Espresso is a collaboration between photographer Dick Bjornseth and eight-year-old illustrator Porter Stromberg. GIF Studio: Web Animation and Studio Art — The animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) has risen in recent years from a crude adornment of early websites to an emerging contemporary art form. Alongside rising popular appeal, GIFs have also made the leap into both web-based and physical art exhibitions and installations. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

dancers, entirely scripted, choreographed, and filmed by Loher. Environmental themes play a large role in the artist’s recent works, touching on endangered species, bee colony collapse, and speculation on whether humans can fulfill the essential roles that these creatures play. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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Begum, Walead Beshty, Marco Breuer, Michelle Grabner, Terry Haggerty, John Houck, Matt Mignanelli, Phillip Stearns, Russell Tyler, Rafael Vega and Rebecca Ward. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,.

Art Association presents the first annual High School Art Competition exhibit. The theme “Visual Blues” is in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition at the Jepson. Eighteen Savannah-area high schools, both public and private, will participate. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. In Living Color — Spanning three decades of

Warhol’s career, In Living Color features some of the artist’s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Drawn exclusively from the collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, In Living Color is divided into five sections—experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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Katja Loher: Beeplanet — Loher’s work takes

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Lisa Watson — In addition to producing art,

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Low Country Scenes: Coastal Images by Bryan Stovall & Les Wilkes — Les Wilkes and Bryan

Stovall have teamed up to showcase some of their most captivating low country scenes shot in black and white, and many in infrared. As always, a portion of sales benefits Hospice Savannah’s Daily Impact Fund which provides unique services to patients, families and our community not otherwise covered by Medicare or other insurances. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Make it Pop! — During the month of March, the Savannah Mall will use Dillard’s Court to showcase visual arts projects created by students from 53 area schools in recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM). YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. The Youth Art Month exhibit will

Carter (B.F.A., painting, 2008) transforms Pinnacle Gallery into an immersive sculptural installation using the material of its construction — drywall. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style — Honors Oscar de la Renta’s deep bond

and relationship with his clients, his closest friends and family. The exhibition is the first to celebrate the master of elegance and his work since his passing in October 2014. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Paintings of Anne Taylor Nash — Anne Taylor

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

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Sacred Feminine — Carole Wilde Jackson

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So-Called — The SCAD Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of existing and new work by artist Nari Ward. Ward’s practice plays with the ambiguity and symbolism of objects sourced in his immediate surroundings. These objects are often repurposed into elaborate sculptures and two-dimensional works that address social, economic, political and racial issues. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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Structural-Response II — A monumental installation of new sculpture and painting by Serge Alain Nitegeka created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery during deFINE Art 2015. Conceived as a performance sculpture, the work confronts the viewer with a tall, labyrinthine assemblage of black-lacquered wooden beams and invites them to choreograph their own passage through the space. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Things Are Not What They First Appear — Xu

The Visual Blues — The art scene in Harlem

from 1919 to approximately 1940 provided a creative haven for African Americans and encouraged a melding of art, music, literature, and poetry, giving rise to the term “Harlem Renaissance.” The Visual Blues explores the rich interaction between the visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance and the wealth of blues and jazz music emanating from the Deep South and moving north. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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

Welcome to the Jungle Gym — This exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Dick Bjornseth and eight-year-old illustrator Porter Stromberg. Through April 1. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Untitled (Clockwise) — New site-specific installation by acclaimed artist Michael Lin. Known for his large-scale painting interventions based on vibrantly patterned Taiwanese textiles, Lin’s practice has been hailed as a new approach to contemporary art and the museum through the creation of immersive and experiential environments. His installations challenge notions of art as object based, and skew expectations of the exhibition as an event. Lin expresses interest in relations —between himself as an artist to his environment, and between his work and the audience. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Wheaton Street — Wheaton Street connects downtown with east Savannah. Thousands drive this road daily but how many actually stop? For the past two years, Savannah native Robert Cooper has been photographing the businesses, their owners and clientele as a sort of introduction to the passersby who otherwise might never know that they were there. These images tell a story of individuals making a living and making a difference in their community along a street that could only be accurately described as blighted, but in that, not charmless. Gallery talk March 26 at 6pm. Through March 27. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Wray Williamson — For the past 23 years,

Wray Williamson has painted historic Savannah images for the Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens. These collectible posters and her other artworks are available at Gallery 11. Through March 31. Gallery 11, 309 W. Julian Street.

W.W. Law Art Collection: Paintings by Ken Herrington and Richard Low Evans — This exhibit

features original watercolor paintings of Savannah scenes by artists Richard Low Evans (1915-1998) and Ken Herrington. Through June 30. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

W.W. Law Exhibit — This exhibit, through a

partnership with the Live Oak Public Libraries, features a selection of linocut prints by Chicago artist Margaret T. Burroughs (1915-2010). Like W. W. Law, Burroughs worked to preserve and share African American art, culture and history as cofounder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Burroughs was an artist, poet, educator, advocate, and activist for the art community and the African American community in Chicago. While she worked in many mediums, she is best known as a skilled printmaker, using the medium to communicate positive images of African American history and culture. Through June 30. Carnegie Branch Library, 537 East Henry St.

Classes Acrylic Painting Basics — This ongoing class is designed to meet the student where they are in their painting experience, whether they are just beginning or have been painting a while. Instructor Lind Hollingsworth will focus on individual goals while paying attention to the artistic elements and techniques unique to acrylics. $140 per 4 week session Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912-398-7475. lind.art@comcast.net. theStudioSchoolSavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. All Speeds: Beginning to Intermediate WheelThrowing — In this class you will learn how

to use basic tools and technics to shape clay into functional forms on the pottery wheel. Package includes 4 weeks of class and 2 open studio sessions. Ages 17+. Instructor: Clair Buckner. $150, $140 city resident Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Beginning Metalsmithing — Introductory course to metalsmithing. The focus of is to introduce basic tools and techniques used by jewelers. Students will use both sterling silver and copper to create several pieces of jewelry. Ages 17+. Instructor: Christi Reiterman. $100, $90 city resident Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

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OOOP Filmgoers need another fairy tale flick about as much as they need another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel (oops, too late), yet Cinderella swiftly casts aside all doubts and derision to reveal itself as a particularly enchanting piece of cinema. What’s perhaps most startling about the film is that it’s not a revisionist take on a beloved tale, a slant that’s been all the rage thanks to the likes of Into the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Oz: The Great and Powerful and, of course, the Sleeping Beauty offshoot Maleficent. Instead, it’s a traditional telling that’s been brought with loving care to the screen by director Kenneth Branagh (rebounding from last year’s ill-advised Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and scripter Chris Weitz (the About a Boy adapter who’s just been tapped to pen the Star Wars spinoff movie Rogue One). There have been many different versions of Cinderella throughout the ages, but for this take, Weitz has borrowed primarily from Charles Perrault’s 1697 written version Cendrillon and Walt Disney’s 1950 animated version. (Since this new live-action film is a PG confection from the Disney studio, it’s perhaps best that Weitz bypassed the Brothers Grimm version, which ends with the wicked stepsisters having their eyes gouged out by doves!) Our heroine is named Ella, and she’s raised as a small girl by the two most loving parents imaginable. But tragic circumstances ultimately find the adult Ella (Lily James) sharing the family home with her stepmother, Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett), and her stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). All three treat Ella horribly, and while Lady Tremaine may have her reasons for doing so (however misguided they may be), her two spoiled daughters act out of pure

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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2

OO The 1980s are nowhere to be found in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, a bummer for those who still want their MTV. Instead, this sequel to the ever-so-modest hit from 2010 sprints in the other direction, heading into a future where the number one TV program in America is a moronic game show wherein the participants must engage in activities decided by audience members, whether it’s juggling knives, eating pancakes or being anally violated. Hey, it still sounds better than American Idol. It’s not only the decade of Red Dawn and Reaganomics that’s absent from this new picture; also MIA is the first film’s topbilled star, John Cusack. With Cusack and his character Adam Yates out of the way, the focus falls even more on the other three principals. Lou (Rob Corddry) and Nick (Craig Robinson) have taken advantage of the knowledge acquired during their timetravel exploits to make themselves filthy rich, but Lou’s son Jacob (Clark Duke) hasn’t found his direction and remains unfulfilled. At a lavish party, Lou, who’s hated by almost everyone, gets his pecker shot off, leading Nick and Jacob to drag him into the hot tub so they can go back in time and prevent the incident from occurring. Instead, they end up 10 years in the future, but because Lou is OK when he should be dead, they surmise that the would-be killer must have come from this future world (like the Terminator). So before they figure out how to return to their own time, the three men team up with Adam’s grown son Adam Jr. (Adam Scott) and attempt to answer the question, “Who shot Lou’s dick?” The query doesn’t have the same kick as “Who shot J.R.?” but writer Josh Heald at continues on p. 43

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This is another in the long line of tricky, sleight-of-hand yarns in which everyone is deceiving everyone else at all times, but based on the results of 2013’s Now You See Me and this picture, it’s obvious that Hollywood’s hustlers have lost their sting since the days of Paul Newman. Smith is Nicky, a seasoned con artist who agrees to let a novice named Jess (Robbie) join his team. For none-too-believable reasons, Nicky eventually parts ways with Jess, only to bump into her again three years later in Buenos Aires. He’s in the Argentinian capital to set up a scam at the behest of a race-car owner (Rodrigo Santoro), and he spots her when… well, let’s not reveal too much. There’s one sharply staged sequence involving a series of bets placed on a football game—BD Wong is memorable as this segment’s linchpin – but the rest of this draggy film offers nothing but surface sheen, with the supposedly riveting twists taking a back seat – make that a spot in the trunk—to the spectacle of watching two gorgeous people hungrily eye each other while engagFOCUS ing in flirtatious banter against luxurious OO backdrops. We all know that Will Smith has effortUnfortunately, that dialogue, like most less charisma to burn and acting ability to flex, so let’s focus on Margot Robbie, Smith’s of the yakking in this movie, is on the weak side, with only Gerald McRaney (as a co-star in the new film Focus. Robbie made a splash as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The grouchy bodyguard) accorded a few choice Wolf of Wall Street, but given the excesses of cracks. And as film fans know, yarns of this that picture, it was hard to completely gauge nature live and die by the beautiful turn of her talent behind all that glitz. phrase. Even David Mamet’s Heist, one of In Focus, she’s still playing a character the lesser entries in this field, knew enough that’s only half-developed, but here she’s to stack the deck with quips like, “I’m as allowed opportunities to demonstrate that she’s in possession of adequate comic chops. quiet as an ant pissing on cotton.” In Focus, what passes for profane poetry? Clearly, she’s more than just another pretty “You hittin’ that? You should be hittin’ that.” face. Clearly, the con is on audience members With Smith and Robbie at the top of the expecting more for their money. ticket, we’re guaranteed a movie that’s easy on the eyes, even if its inconsistencies render it occasionally taxing on the brain.

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least makes an effort to keep the identity of the assailant a mystery until the end. In other respects, though, this is a thoroughly lazy sequel, and while there are a handful of undeniably funny bits, too much of the material traffics in the same sort of lame gross-out gags and gay-panic jokes that define the modern American comedy. The first Hot Tub flick also was guilty of this brand of humor, but there it was frequently subverted in amusing ways; here, the jokes not only just sit there on the screen like dead slugs, they also stretch themselves out for an eternity, as Heald and director Steve Pink mercilessly run them into the ground. Corddry, Duke and especially Robinson are still amusing to watch, but without Cusack around to anchor the proceedings with his likability and semi-straight man status, the film drifts further and further into strictly puerile waters. Still, it’s nice to see how the filmmakers envision the world in 2025. Personally, I’ll be among those casting a vote for President Neil Patrick Harris.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

O Where to begin in tackling a movie as awful as Fifty Shades of Grey? Let’s be fair and consider that it was hardly a doomed project from the start. The allure of the book (which admittedly I haven’t read) is largely its sexual explicitness, yet that’s nowhere to be found in this eunuch of a film version. Universal had the opportunity to make history by releasing an envelopeshredding, NC-17 multiplex movie but opted to go with an R-rated version penned by Kelly Marcel, whose previous screen credit was—whoa, how’s this for cutting edge?—the Disneyfied flick Saving Mr. Banks. Lead actor Jamie Dornan, who stars as Mr. Grey, refused to go full-frontal for the picture, so there went any fulfillment of the readers’ desire to wallow in Michael Fassbender-level nudity. Of course, being an American film, the female lead, Dakota Johnson, frequently bares all, but the activities required of her and her co-star prove to be distressingly banal, unimaginative and downright boring. This is a vanilla film that likely won’t even satisfy its target vanilla audience, all of whose members will be baffled at the emphasis on risible dialogue over the sex scenes they found so riveting in the print edition. For those unaware of its premise, this finds the powerful businessman Mr. Grey catching the eye and libido of a college student named Anastasia Steele. She wants a

AMERICAN SNIPER

OOP The weakest of the eight newly nominees for the Best Picture Oscar, American Sniper nevertheless turns out to be one of the better Clint Eastwood releases of recent vintage. But like most of his latter-day films in the director’s chair, efforts like Invictus and J. Edgar, it’s less a heartfelt piece of moviemaking and more a bald lunge to score yet more Oscar gold for his mantelpiece. American Sniper relates the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a U.S. Navy Seal shooter famous (infamous?) for recording more kills than anyone else in American military history (160 confirmed, another 95 probable). Liam Neeson stars as a hit man in Run All Night Despite Eastwood’s own conservative leanings, the filmmaker has rarely proven romantic relationship, but this horny homey JUPITER ASCENDING himself to be a knee-jerk chickenhawk or don’t play that. Instead, he’s all about the rambling right-wing tool (well, aside from OO BDSM, urging her to sign a contract that Jupiter Ascending’s heroine is Jupiter Jones that Razzie-worthy bit opposite an empty states she will become the “submissive” to his (Mila Kunis), a Russian immigrant who chair at the RNC), and his films have over “dominant” and must obey his every whim, discovers she possesses the same DNA as an the decades served as an intriguing – and particularly when it comes to sexual matters. otherworldly (and deceased) queen and thus evolving – treatise on issues of gun violence And thus the template is set for the excruand hero worship, beginning with the hardengages in a power struggle with the royal’s ciatingly repetitive dialogue that dominates three bratty children (Eddie Redmayne, line stylings of Dirty Harry through the the proceedings. “Be my sex slave.” “Why revisionist politics of Unforgiven through the Douglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton) can’t we go on dates?” “I don’t operate that startlingly progressive stance of Gran Torino. for control of our planet. way.” “Well, OK.” “Be my sex slave.” “Why Unfortunately, American Sniper adds Helping Jupiter out is a wolfman named can’t we go on dates?” Blather, wince, repeat. Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), who lost nothing new to this conversation – more so It’s obvious that no one involved with this his wings, but hopes to gain them back at since it comes on the heels of more accomproject—and that includes the primary cul- the moment that George Bailey’s daughplished “over there” efforts like Kathryn prit, E.L. James herself—has much insight Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt ter Zuzu rings a bell in Bedford Falls. Or Locker. into how the BDSM community actually something. And while Eastwood and scripter Jason operates in the real world, which explains There’s actually a seed of a good idea burHall take some care in muddying the moralwhy the source material was a lightning ied in Jupiter Ascending, particularly in its rod of controversy among lifestyle practithemes relating to class struggles, the weight ity at play, they still err on the side of sainthood in painting their portrait of Chris tioners. The film will doubtless follow suit, of historical bloodlines, and the notion of since it tends to sometimes confuse “lifestyle Earth as a gambling chip (all also pondered Kyle, a man whose more tasteless actions and comments have been white scrubbed choices” with “abusive relationship.” in the Wachowskis’ woefully underrated from this biopic. Personally, I expect most viewers would Cloud Atlas). American Sniper features a solid turn by rather see the filmmakers take this franchise But the entire project suffers from a in a different direction. How about Fifty severe case of overkill, with the Wachowskis Cooper (the other male parts are largely indistinguishable from one another) and a Shades of The Grey, with the two vapid pro- offering too much arid exposition and too few sequences that pack a visceral kick, but tagonists forced to contend with Liam Nee- many artless explosions. a little more complexity would have allowed son and a pack of ravenous wolves? The performances are all on the subtle the picture to score a more direct hit. Or Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy, with side, with the notable exception of, yes, McDreamy demonstrating the kinky side Eddie Redmayne. His turn as Balem benefits of a stethoscope and a thermomAbrasax is risible, and it’s impossible to eter? Surely any other plotline trumps the stifle giggles whenever he speaks, whether in one being used for what will doubtless go hushed tones or loud declarations. down as history’s first trilogy of snuff films, His performance as Stephen Hawking in a franchise certain to kill not only careers The Theory of Everything is rightly admired, but also strangle the basic desire of moviebut in this misfire, he seems only capable of makers and moviegoers to entertain and be providing a brief history of ham. entertained.

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An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, etc. Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Free third Thursday of every month.. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee's Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. Savannah Area Young Republicans

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The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Wednesday, February 25, 2015 for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the Boards, Commissions and Authorities listed below. Applications can be found on the City’s website: www.savannahga.gov/boards. Applications must be received by noon, Friday, March 20. Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified. Visit savannahga.gov/boards for a full list of current openings. Through March 20. 912-651-6441. clerkofcouncil@ savannahga.gov. Online only, none. Call for Applications for Minor Home Repair

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The City of Savannah’s Housing Department is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Minor Home Repair program. This program provides home repairs through grants or loans to residents who meet specific income guidelines. Applicants must be live in the city limits and occupy their house to be eligible for the program. Applications will be accepted until April 30. The repairs and home improvements are mostly done by one of several volunteer organizations that provide training to challenged youth. Repairs may range from painting to installing a new roof, depending upon the condition of the house and the skill level of the volunteers. Through April 30. savannahga.gov/ homerepair. Online only, none. Call for Applications to the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Society of Women Engineers Savannah Coastal Empire will be awarding a $1000 scholarship for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The student must meet the following requirements to apply: female enrolled in her senior year of high school; intends to pursue a bachelor's degree at an ABET accredited university in engineering, computing, or engineering technology; and be a resident of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Long or McIntosh counties. Through April 3. swesce. org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Art Instructors

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting resumes for visual arts, puppetry, and age appropriate video and animation instructors for the 2015 Summer Art Camp, taking place June 1 through July 31 at 9 West Henry St. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in the week-long camp which provides an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, mixed media, puppetry, video and animation in age-appropriate group settings. Instructors at the full day art camp work with children ages 5-8, and/or 9-12 and teen interns ages 13-18. The hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Each week, Monday through Thursday, instructors will teach five classes a day, one hour per group, with a maximum of 10 children per group. On Friday, instructors will meet with each group in the morning for 30 minutes. Instructors may plan multiple projects per week. Qualified instructors must submit to a background check. This is a contracted weekly position. Through June 1. 912-651-6783. chefner@savannahga.gov. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

sidered. Apply to sentientbooking@gmail. com, subject line “art show." See website for info. Fridays.. sentientbean.com/ booking#visualarts. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

graders with disciplines of production, animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking and carpentry are of particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performCall for Entries for "Your Art Here" ing, visual, media, theater, folk, design In its commitment to show both local and (architecture), or literary arts are also national artists, Non-Fiction is launching encouraged to apply. To be eligible for a new exhibition opportunity. The galconsideration, an organization must be lery is now seeking innovative emerging a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in or mid-career visual artists to submit Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed samples of their work to be considered for programs must also be produced within the award of a gallery-sponsored show. the City’s corporate limits. No individSubmissions can be for a solo or group ual artist applications will be accepted. show and of any theme or media. DeadThrough Aug. 2. 912-651-5988 ext. 8969. line is May 11. Through May 11. NONFICrbrown02@savannahga.gov. savannahga. TIONGALLERY.COM/YOUR-ART-HERE/. gov/arts. City of Savannah Department of Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call For Entries: Maritime Arts Festival

On May 9, 2015, Ships of the Sea will hold its first “Maritime Arts Festival.” The event is a one day outdoor exhibition of maritime related arts, crafts, and antiques. The Museum invites artists, model ship builders, and antique dealers to submit images of their maritime/nautical related paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, mixed-media, woodworking, and collectable pieces for consideration. Through April 16. shipsofthesea. org/#!arts-festival/c7b. shipsofthesea. org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Call for Grant Applications for the Savannah Friends of Music

The Savannah Friends of Music organization announces that grant applications are now being accepted until Wednesday, April 15. These grants are meant to help fund programs that fulfill their mission, which is to support, sponsor and promote music programs and musical education in the greater Savannah area. Eligible programs can be either a one-time event or an ongoing series. Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, April 15. Recipients will be named shortly thereafter. Through April 15. savannahfriendsofmusic.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Proposals for 2015 Weave-a-Dream

The City of Savannah's Weave-a-Dream Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 cultural and arts projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to October 1, 2015. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit Call for Artists to Savannah’s diverse populations. The The Sentient Bean seeks experienced art- Weave-A-Dream committee seeks proists for one-month-long exhibitions of his/ posals that actively involve youth, seniors, her work. Artists must have a website with and those who have limited access to arts current images representing a sample of based programs in Savannah. Programs the work to be shown in order to be conengaging participates ranging from 6 -11

Call for Speakers for Geekend 2015

The theme of Creative Coast's Geekend 2015 is Growth. All entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, social media mavericks, technology enthusiasts, designers and other creatives are encouraged to apply to speak now. Geekend is looking for compelling cutting-edge content that is actionable and touches upon any one or several of the following topics: Design, Development, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing, Growth Hacking, Access to Capital, Sales, Management. The festival will take place October 15-17. Through Oct. 15. 912-447-8457. geek-end.com/ speakers/apply. thecreativecoast.org. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

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

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

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic. com.

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honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. ReCycle Art Call for Entries

Art Rise Savannah and the Savannah Bicycle Campaign are teaming up to bring art to Earth Day this year with the reCycle Art exhibition and auction. Join in on the fun by submitting creative work from any medium that fits the theme of bikes or sustainability. To enter the reCycle Art exhibition and sell your art at the auction, send an entry form and a high-resolution image of your work to recycleartsav@ gmail.com by March 25. Artists with work selected for the auction will be notified by April 2. Free! Wednesdays, 11:30-11:45 p.m.. recycleartsav@gmail.com. artrisesavannah.org/recycle-art/. artrisesavannah. org. Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. Registration Open for Camp Aloha

Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers. Camp Aloha will be held May 1-3, 2015 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon and is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kaminsky Automotive Group. Trained volunteers and professionals will provide therapeutic activities to teach the children that they are not alone in their grief experience. Campers enjoy an array of activities such as swimming, sports, games, painting, group therapy sessions, campfires, singing, playing and making new friends who have experienced tragic losses too. Through May 1. 912-303-9442. hospicesavannah. org/campaloha. New Ebenezer Retreat Center, 2887 Ebenezer Road. Benefits

Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control seeks items for pets in the facility. Canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, towels. Open daily, 1pm-5pm. Mondays.. 912-3516750. animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org. Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. MAR 18-24, 2015

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Gauntt Hudgins, a 7th grader at Oglethorpe Charter School, is working with his fellow students and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members at OCS to raise funds and awareness for the Greenbriar Children's Center. This community service project is to help children

that may be homeless, abused, neglected, or suffering from other traumatic conditions. This racing season Gauntt will be racing bandoleros in honor of the "Greenbriar Children's Center" and Oglethorpe Charter School FBLA during the Winter Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Winter Nationals at Orlando Speed World and March Madness at Concord Speedway located outside of Charlotte, NC. The students are committed to the welfare of children that need a helping hand. Help Gauntt and his fellow FBLA members raise funds for this worthy cause by donating to the Gofundme account, gofundme.com/ocsfbla, and supporting Gauntt's racing season. Through March 31. 912-395-5075. gofundme.com/ocsfbla. Greenbriar Children's Center, 3709 Hopkins Street. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and support the local economy. Sponsorships begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. Tuesdays.. kristen@ forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket. com/. Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

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

Grab a twin bed frame and add some wheels and decorations to raise money to help end childhood homelessness. Lots of prizes, food and vendors. Free to spectators. $100 Sat., March 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 912-388-6613. bedraceFPE@ gmail.com. effinghamfamilypromise. org/2014/05/18/2015-bed-race-date-set/. Effingham High School, 1589 Ga 119. A Roaring Good Time

This no-admission event includes live and silent auctions, a fashion show, and desserts and will benefit the Mothers of Preschoolers ministry of Richmond Hill. Sat., March 21, 6 p.m. 912-398-3966. First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill, 9184 Ford Avenue. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. Uptown Upstairs Midnight Market

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gling together Starland District's flavor and bringing it uptown. You will see, hear and feel the works of Spitfire Poetry Group Inc., Clandestiny, Obamabo, Dope Sandwich, MothaBug, 13 Bricks, XuluProphet, and Sulphur Studios. Vendors from the market earlier in the day will have wares ready for the nightlife at the intersection of Congress & MLK. Dinner at Ampersand will get you a discount for the vendors. A portion of the nights proceeds will go to Occugardens a non profit community gardening project. FREE Sat., March 21, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Starcaster1000@ gmail.com. https://facebook.com/ events/914110971943755/. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Classes, Camps & Workshops

Argentine Tango Beyond Basics Group Class

A class for advanced beginners in Argentine Tango. Prerequisite: knowledge of Basic elements of Argentine Tango. No partner required. This is a 4 week course that will progress each week. $35 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Art Classes at The Studio School

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Basic Breastfeeding Class

This two-hour session is designed to educate and support the mother planning to breastfeed. Topics include information on preparing to breastfeed, basic breastfeeding concepts, nutrition, and a discussion of common concerns. Issues such as family support for the breastfeeding mother, the father’s role in feeding, and how to breastfeed and continue to work are also covered. Your support person is encouraged to attend. If you have questions, please call 912-350-BORN (2676). $20 per couple Tue., March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Basic Gun Safety Class

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

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

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Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

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

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Champions Training Center

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-3494582. ctcsavannah.com. Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876

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

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

Professional level classical instruction with a university professor. Lessons available for all levels with Dr. Brian Luckett, DMA. Private studio in Starland District. $25/half hour, $45/hour. brian@brianluckett.com. (brianluckett.com. Clay Classes

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

Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux. com. Conscious Kids Yoga

A yoga class for children age 4 and up, to build skill, confidence, strength, and abilities of the body, mind, and heart. $15 per class or $50 for 6 sessions (to be used within 2 months) Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m.. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. DUI Prevention Group


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nahpha.com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRMCP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. $965 SHRM member / $1040 non-SHRM member Through May 11, 6-9 p.m. 912-478-1763. proftrainingmgmt@georgiasouthern.edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/shrmcert/. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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English as Second Language Classes

Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-897-3604. islandchristian.org. Family Law Workshop

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

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

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

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

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savan-

Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav.com. Discover what world-class organizations such as General Electric, Motorola and Xerox already know. Six Sigma can improve a company’s bottom line. By attending this program, participants will gain a deep understanding of the Six Sigma approach, proven tools for implementing the Define/Measure/Analyze/ Improve/Control (DMAIC) methodology to a project and a Green Belt Certification. $3950 Through March 20, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. https://pe.gatech.edu/courses/lean-sixsigma-green-belt. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Learn to Sew

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

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

Teaches techniques to face the physical, mental, and emotional changes of a new mother's body, mind and heart with poise and grace. a variety of relaxation techniques for mother and child. For expecting and new moms as well as those with small children (4 and under). $15/class or 6 classes for $50 (to be used within 2 months) Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street.

Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over 20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios. Fridays.. 912-3541500. portmansmusic.com. portmansmusic.com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-6928055. smisavannah@gmail.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

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

Write a novel, finish the one you've started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@ gmail.com. OSHA 500: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry

Use OSHA standards to learn effective training techniques with a special This power-packed seminar will help emphasis on the most hazardous areas you identify your patterns, your habits in construction. This course is for privateand, most importantly, your thoughts as and public-sector workers interested in they relate to your money. If you want to developing safety and health programs in transform your financial situation, the construction. Successfully complete the first thing you have to do is transform your course and pass a multiple-choice test to mind. A financial expert will be on hand become an outreach trainer, authorized just for you. Register now at eventbrite. to conduct both 10- and 30-hour concom. Thu., March 19, 6:30-8 p.m. 404-271- struction courses. Construction industry 2685. withinyourreach.org. cgc.georgiaoutreach trainers must take OSHA 502 southern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, every four years to maintain their status 305 Fahm Street. as an outreach trainer. $875 March 23-27. Music Instruction https://pe.gatech.edu/courses/oshaGeorgia Music Warehouse, near corner of 500-trainer-course-occupational-safetyVictory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruc- and-health-standards-for-constructiontion by professional musicians. Band inindustry. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 struments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. Technology Circle. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. OSHA 501: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Industry Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Motivational/Financial Seminar

Implement in your workplace the OSHA provisions provided by several privateand public-sector personnel representing numerous industries. Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the OSHA Act. Successfully complete the course and pass a multiple-choice test to become an outreach trainer, authorized to conduct both 10- and 30-hour general industry courses. General industry voluntary compliance outreach trainers must take OSHA 503 every four years to maintain their status as an outreach trainer. $875 March 23-27. https:// pe.gatech.edu/courses/osha-501-trainercourse-occupational-safety-and-healthstandards-for-general-industry. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Photography Classes

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

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

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

The lessons are for beginners and open to anyone interested in learning the Polish language. Taught by Andrew Boguszewski. Reservations required. $25 Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.. 912-401-5861. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. Prepared Childbirth Saturday Session

This full-day course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. It is designed for parents who live outside of Savannah or have schedules that make it difficult to attend weekday classes. This course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early. For more information, call 912-350-BORN (2676). $75 Sat., March 21, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. 912660-7399. cordraywriter@gmail.com. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718.

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The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its winter/spring visual arts classes and workshops Session II. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens and adults in all skill levels. Sessions begin the week of March 2 and run through March 28. Four week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals and glass. New offerings include balloon belly birdhouse, kite making, intermediate metalsmithing, and surface design & decals on clay. Every 5 days. 912-651-6783. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Sewing Classes

For beginners or advanced sewers. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet standards in the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. Sundays.. 912-2900072. savsew.com. Shimmy Drills Drop In Belly Dance Classes

Shimmy Drills is a fun and upbeat class that will have you dancing to Egyptian, Lebanese, and Turkish pop, and beyond. These classes are designed to strengthen the muscles used in Oriental Dance while learning different steps and combinations. Perfect for ladies who do not have time to commit to monthly classes or 5 week courses, but still want to learn to dance. Be sure to bring water to keep hydrated. $15 Drop in, *Punch cards* $60-6 Classes, $120-13 Classes Tue., March 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 770-826-0581. oryantaldansdream@gmail.com. dancewithyara. com. Magic Carpet Dance Studio, 6409 Abercorn Street, Suite E. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is a singing style which helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves vocal range and breathing capacity. A foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays, 6 p.m.. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@ yahoo.com. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Spanish Classes

Spanish courses for professionals offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro price $155 + textbook ($12.95). Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed. and native speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Realty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. Tuesdays.. conquistador-spanish.com.

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SSU Media High seeks high school students interested in creating computer games, apps, journalism, photography, audio/video for kids at its residential summer camp, June 14-26, 2015. Students, ages 14 to 17, should apply by April 1, 2015 at www.ssumediahigh.net. Some scholarships may be available. $200 Through April 1. 912-358-3378. media-

high@savannahstate.edu. ssumediahigh. Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 net. savstate.edu/. Savannah State Univer- Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA sity, 3219 College St. Vocal Lessons Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of A group of voice instructors who believe America, hosting monthly solo/autocross in the power of a nurturing community to driving events in the Savannah area. Anyhelp voice students blossom into vibrant one with a safe car, insurance and a valid artists. Each instructor holds a Masters driver's license is eligible to participate. of Music in Voice Performance. Group See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion. classes held once a month, plus an anorg. nual recital. Varies Wednesdays.. 912-656- Business Networking on the Islands 0760. TheVoiceCoOp.org. The Voice Co-op, Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first ThursDowntown. Voice Lessons - Technique and Coaching day each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Experienced and successful voice instruc- Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 tor is accepting students. Nurturing, acCharlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912cepting, and collaborative studio. Services 308-6768. Drop N Circle Craft Night offered include strengthening the voice, Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and range extension, relaxation techniques, Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition prepara- Street. A working gathering of knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, tion. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Tuesdays.. 912-233-1240. downtown. The Weekender

St. Joseph's/Candler offers a special childbirth course, The Weekender, for expectant couples with busy schedules or time constraints. Classes will be held at Candler Hospital. For more information and to register, call CareCall at 819-3368 or 800-501-4054 or use our website, www. sjchs.org. There are also online classes available at http://www.sjchs.org/telfairbirthplace. $70 March 21-22. 912-8193368. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Clubs & Organizations

13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus

Sing in the harmonious barbershop style with the Savannah Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society. No charge Mondays, 6:30 p.m.. 912-344-9768. rfksav@ gmail.com. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave.

Exchange Club of Savannah - Weekly Lunch

Meets every Monday (except on the fifth Monday of the month), 12pm-1pm. Weekly speaker, and honor a student of the month and year, police officer and fireman of the year. Charities: Jenkins Boys & Girls Club; Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Guest are welcome Mondays, 12-1 p.m.. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an Classses for multiple ages in performance unfree world. Meetings twice monthly, dance and adult fitness dance. African, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, locations vary. No politics, no religious gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, affiliation, no dues, no fees. Every other 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631- Thursday.. onebornfree@yahoo.com. 3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. Historic Flight Savannah abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. A non-profit organization dedicated to Avegost LARP sending area Korean War and WWII vetLive action role playing group that exists erans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor meets the second weekend of the month. Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks Free for your first event or if you're a non- contributions, and any veterans interested player character. $35 fee for returning in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongocharacters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@ ing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah. gmail.com. avegost.com. org. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Blindness and Low Vision Workshop

Workshops on the 3rd Thursday of each month on vision loss, services, and technology available to participate in the community. For people with blindness or low vision, and for caregivers and friends. Free and open to the public. third Thursday of every month.. savannahcblv.org. Savannah

Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby's Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that

meets two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am11:30am. Wednesdays.. sites.google. com/site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-748-7020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Fencing Club

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Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, join the Savannah Fencing Club; $5/month. Experienced fencers welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays.. 912-429-6918. savannahfencing@aol.com. Savannah Go Green

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

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

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

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

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Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn.com. vvasav.com.

Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America

The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 "wee care" gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. debcreation@hotmail.com. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

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

Blackrune w/ Spirits & the Melchizedek Children and A Drug Called Tradition

Free Wed., March 18, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 912-443-9956. waxingcrescentmedia@ gmail.com. https://facebook.com/ events/836681219723922. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St.

Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. savannah- Concert: The Grascals Great musicians will always find a way to sca.org. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. make good music, but for great musicians Savannah Story Games A group that plays games that tell impro- to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes vised stories. Create an amazing story beyond the purely musical to the personal. in just three hours, using group games For The Grascals, that bond has been with special rules that craft characters, forged at the intersection of personal settings, and conflicts. Sundays at 6pm. free Saturdays, 6 p.m.. info@savannahsto- friendships, shared professional resumes rygames.com. savannahstorygames.com. and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. that has been a hallmark of the Nashville Savannah Toastmasters scene for more than forty years. $30 plus Helps improve speaking and leadership tax Fri., March 20, 8 p.m. randywoodguiskills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health tars.com. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. University Medical Center, in the ConferThe Love and Soul Experience ence Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health and Soul Experience every third Friday of University Medical Center, 4700 Waters the month beginning May 17th. There will Ave. be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, Savannah Veggies and Vegans and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music Join the Facebook group to find out more and friends will provide musical entertainabout vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, ment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 and to hear about upcoming local events. Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every Mondays. month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) Savannah Writers Group 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden A gathering of writers of all levels for Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. networking, hearing published guest authors, and critique. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve Dance Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Adult Ballet Class Free and open to the public. fourth TuesMaxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 day of every month.. savannahwritersLincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursgroup.blogspot.com. days, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745.

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre fusion, barre core body sculpt, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St. Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Argentine Tango Basics Group Class

This beginners group class will focus on the basic elements of movement and Argentine Tango. This class is a 4 week session that will start from week 1 and progress while reviewing each week until week 4. No partner or experience required. $35 Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Awaken with Chakradance™

A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class

Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom Series Group Class

A group ballroom dance class for beginners through advanced. Rumba, Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Samba, and more. Singles or couples. $10.00 per person or $35 for 4 weeks (per person) Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class

Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/ person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginner's Belly Dance Classes

Learn basic moves and choreography with

local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@ cybelle3.com. cybelle3.com. Happenstance Bellydance

All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes every Monday, 5:306:30pm. Drop-ins welcome. $15/lesson Mondays, 5:30 p.m.. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace

A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata)

Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsa@salsasavannah. com. salsasavannah.com. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party

Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Disco Hustle Dance Class

Do the hustle! A New York style Disco Hustle group class taught by Jos'eh Marion, a professional ballroom dance instructor. Sundays at 5pm. Call for pricing. Sundays, 5 p.m.. 843-290-6174. Trudancer@gmail.com. ymcaofcoastalga. org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer

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

and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street.

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

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

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Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. Irish Dance Classes

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

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

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

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Monthly Dance Parties

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

Support your Ballroom Dance Club. Bring refreshments for the party. Lesson from 7-8 pm. Social dancing from 8-10 pm. $10 members $15 non-members third Saturday of every month, 7 p.m.. 912-224-7593. moonriverdancers6069@yahoo.com. Moon River Dancers, 160 Whitemarsh Rd. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

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

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

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

ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio

A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

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Instructor Rick Cody teaches the smooth rhythms of beach music and west coast swing. $12 drop in fee or $35 for 4 weeks Wednesdays, 7 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Antique and Estate Auction Call for info. ongoing. 912-525-5023. Preview times Saturday 11am-3pm and Sunday 11am-1pm. Sun., March 22, 1 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the bullstreetauctions.com/. Bull Street Auc- Arts, 32 Abercorn St. House of Prom Sale tions, 2819 Bull Street. Proceeds from this one-day sale will benAwaken with Chakradance™ - Thursdays efit the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Join us for a free-flowing, meditative Empire. Gently used bridesmaid dresses, dance and experience the healing power prom dresses and evening gowns can be of Chakradance™. With eclectic music dropped off at the Savannah Mall or one of selected to resonate with each speColorBoxx Salon’s two locations through cific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual March 20. The House of Prom will be open for shopping on March 21 at the Savannah journey, free the energy in your body and Mall. Beginning at 10 a.m., dresses can open you to a deeper experience of life. be purchased for a $10 donation to the No dance experience or prior knowledge Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. of the chakras is necessary. Limited to Sat., March 21. 912-233-3000. 973kissfm. 12 participants – email to reserve a spot com/prom. savannahmall.com/. Savannah today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. Events

net. anahatahealingarts.com/healingaha/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B.

Bonaventure After Hours: Stories, Nightfall & More!

Savannah's only after-hours cemetery event, in this riverside Victorian cemetery. $35 Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.. 912-319-5600. info@bonaventurecemetery.com. savannahga.gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb.nsf/ cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CGIC Community Conversations: Economy

The CGIC, a group of community members and advocates working together in a comprehensive, coordinated approach for planning and accountability, is soliciting public input on multiple topics to develop a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan for Savannah and Chatham County. Tue., March 24, 9-10:30 a.m. Department of Family and Children Services, 761 Wheaton St;.

Lecture: Black Feminist Thought

Dr. Jennifer Wyse from the Department of Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Science will give a lunchtime lecture on black feminist ideology, entitled "Black Feminist Thought: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Applications." Mon., March 23, noon. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Math and Literacy Parent Workshop

Parents come learn hands-on activities to use with your children. Grades K-8. Sessions in Spanish and English. Free materials. Come for 30 minutes or stay longer. Sponsored by Savannah Chatham Public Schools and Title 1. Free Sat., March 21, 9:45 a.m.-noon. 912-395-1082. debbie. burnette@sccpss.com. West Chatham Middle School, 800 Pine Barren Rd. Offshore Drilling Public Meeting

The Department of Interior is considering opening up the South Atlantic coast to offshore drilling for oil and gas and the City Council Meeting federal Bureau of Ocean Energy ManageEvery other Thursday, 2 p.m. Savannah ment (BOEM) is hosting a series of public City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. meetings to educate East Coast comFree Tax Preparation The AARP Foundation is providing free tax munities about the proposal. This is the preparation assistance and e-filing of both only public meeting set for Georgia and an opportunity for the public to meet with federal and state returns for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the representative of the BOEM and ask quesAARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not need tions. Tue., March 24, 3-7 p.m. onehundredmiles.org. savannah.hyatt.com/hyatt/ to be a member of AARP or a retiree to hotels-savannah/index.jsp?null. Hyatt use this service. Tuesdays-Thursdays, Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street The original Midnight Tour Library, 2002 Bull St. The AARP FounOne of the spookiest tours in town. Learn dation is providing free tax preparation about the untold stories of some of the assistance and e-filing of both federal most haunted locations here in Savannah and state returns for taxpayers with low Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few to moderate income through the AARP goose bumps and an unexplained need Tax-Aide Program. You do not need to for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866be a member of AARP or a retiree to use 666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense this service. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 PBJ Pantry Abercorn St. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica SutLearn the history of the historic Lucas ton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoraymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington tion, architecture, history of the theatre Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. No

Savannah Storytellers

Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Scottish Heritage Days

This three-day celebration of Scottish heritage includes interpretive vignettes for students on Friday, family day with numerous demonstrations and a battle reenactment on Saturday, and the traditional "Kirkin' of the Tartans" on Sunday. $4.50 March 20-22. 912-4374770. gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge. Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes

Savannah's first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah's first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco.com. southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Southbound Brewery Tours and Tastes

Savannah's first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. So come hangout at the brewery, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah's first craft brewery! Free Wednesdays-Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@ southboundbrewingco.com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. St. Pius X High School Alumni Association Meeting

Fun activities are always planned. All students who attended St. Pius X High School between 1952 and 1971 are invited to attend. Sat., March 21, 1 p.m. 912-2380190. St. Pius X Family Resource Center, 705 E. Anderson St. Steam Days

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the engineer and go behind the scenes, see the blacksmiths working and operating the power hammer, tour rail cars, watch a demonstration of the 1858 Smith & Porter Stationary Steam Engine, and learn how steam engines were used to power other machines through the use of a line shaft. Come explore simple machines, draw a hobo sign, curl up with a good book, and much more in the Locomotion Lab. $10 per adult, $6 per child (ages 2-12) Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.4 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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912-651-6823. mmarting@chsgeorgia. org. chsgeorgia.org/Society-Calendar/ Date/2015-03-01/Event/758.html. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Limited attendance; reservations required. $18 adults, $14 kids Thursdays, Fridays, 5 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays, 4:15 p.m.. 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum. org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. PICKThird Thursdays on Tybee Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while you enjoy outdoor entertainment amid the ocean breezes. March performance by Chris Desa, 5:30-7pm. third Thursday of every month. Tybee Roundabout, Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue. Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Tony Cope Book Signing

Author Tony Cope signs copies of his new book, Stealing Stones. Tue., March 24, 2 p.m. eshaverbooks.com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment

Savannah State University (SSU) will host the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment as they execute a demonstration in SSU’s Wright Stadium. The detachment is comprised of “The Commandant’s Own,” United States Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the official Color Guard of the Marine Corps. The 36th and current Color Sergeant is Sgt. Allen Banks, a former student at Savannah State University and a member of the NROTC program. He carries the National Ensign for ceremonies in the National Capital Region, the Presidential Color for all White House State functions, ceremonies for the Commandant of the Marine Corps along with tours with the Battle Color Detachment. The event is free and open to the public. Sun., March 22, 5 p.m. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Festivals

Eastman Gun Show

The gun buying public knows the difference in the shows and waits for Eastman shows. Dealers are out for your busi-

ness to assure you of a good deal on the firearm, ammo, holster, scope, clip or magazine, knife or whatever you are looking for. Bring your unwanted guns for sale or trade, the dealers are always looking for items to take in trade or to purchase outright. Sat., March 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. FareWhale Festival hosted by Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Come out and celebrate the end of the calving season for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale as they leave our coastal waters and make their way north. Experience the trials and tribulations these whales encounter in our right whale obstacle course. Learn more about whales from experts and educators in the field. Enjoy live music and artwork from local artists. Partake in a guided beach walk on the shores of Tybee. Help keep Tybee beautiful by volunteering for a beach cleanup held from 10am-12pm. Free Sat., March 21, 12-4 p.m. 912-5982345. graysreef@noaa.gov. graysreef.noaa. gov. parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/ BoatRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Forest Festival

Join The Dogwood Alliance in a celebration of forests, trees, and community at Savannah Forest Fest, an event sponsored by Chipotle. The Forest Festival strives to promote the beauty and splendor of our southern forests in all their glory. There will be headline concerts, music shows, interactive art, face painting, arts and crafts, free Chipotle, and a handcrafted tree installation- something for everyone to enjoy. Free Sun., March 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 512-423-0620. rita@ dogwoodalliance.org. https://facebook. com/events/878461668843769/. Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts. PICKSavannah Bazaar Come be a part of Savannah's creative community with artists vending their work, live music and poetry, food and drink, and kids' activities. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. Sundays, 6-7 p.m. gconartist@earthlink. net. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Bellydancing Fusion Classes

Mixes ballet, jazz, hip hop into a unique high energy dance style. Drills and choreographies for all levels.Small classes in downtown Savannah, and on request. $10 per person. Email for info. ongoing. bohemianbeats.com. Blue Water Yoga

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense:

Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This Fitness is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense $6 Community Yoga Classes approach to self defense. With over 37 Savannah Power Yoga offers a community years of experience, Roger D'Onofrio will yoga class nearly every day of the week for teach you solutions, which are aggresjust $6. All proceeds support local orgasive, simple and effective, to the violent nizations. See schedule online for details. situations of today. Note: these are private Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. sessions for adults only. ongoing. 912Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. 308-7109. ddt_910@yahoo.com. $6 $5 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) Fitness Classes at the JEA 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga.com. Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerosavannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpowbics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. eryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. Skidaway Rd. 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea. $6 Community Meditation Classes

Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation

org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons. com. Free Dance and Fitness Classes at Lake Mayer

Every Thursday. 9:30am-10:15am Toddler Class. 12pm-1pm Adult Lunch Break Dance Class. 1:30pm-2:30pm Super Seniors Workout. 5:30pm-6:15pm Youth African Dance Fitness (ages 6-12). 6:30pm7:30pm Adult African Dance Fitness. Wear comfortable clothing. Free and open to the public. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.. 912-652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dude's Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Happy Hour Boot Camp Classes

Amanda Jessop, certified strength and conditioning specialist, teaches classes for those who enjoy challenging and fun workouts and have goals to lose weight, tone up, or get in shape for the new year. Different packages available: Classes start out at $8 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 832-470-2257. amanda@channelyourinnerathlete.com. channelyourinnerathlete.com/work-with-me/sportsconditioning-boot-camp/. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West.

Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class

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blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It's called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. $10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes Sundays, 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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 him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Latin Cardio

A cardio-based workout class designed to get students fit while having fun. Latin style dances like cha cha, samba, jive, rumba, salsa. No partner necessary. Workout clothes required. $10 drop in or $80 for 10 classes Mondays, 6 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Living Smart Fitness Club

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays

and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. New Fitness Classes all Month Long!

Nonstop Fitness wants you, family, and your friends to come out and try out everything our Gym has to offer. We are 24/7 with a full gym, showers, two tanning beds, sauna, spray tanning, Personal Training, tanning lotions, sports and weight loss nutrition, a 90 day Challenge, and Group Fitness Classes. We have morning and afternoon classes like Piyo, Warrior Workout, Insanity, SPIN, and more. Per Class/ Day pass at door Through March 31. 912-349-9402. Kristi@ nonstopfitness.com. https://facebook. com/NonstopFitnessSav. nonstopfitnesssav.com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pelvic Power Workshop

Join Lynn Geddes and Sarah Dagley for a workshop discussing how to build a more powerful pelvic floor. There will be a discussion of the area's anatomy followed by a series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor and abdominals. No yoga experience is required. Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912704-7650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Renagade Workout

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. 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, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock'n Body Fitness Bootcamp

Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE Mondays-Fridays,

6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp@gmail.com. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Ronin Academy Self Defense Classes

A short course in simple self defense techniques for adults. Uses real life scenarios designed to provide greater self confidence and empowerment. Fees vary. Every 3 days. michael@roninacad.com. roninacad.com. aikidosavannah.com/. Aikido Center of Savannah, 5500 White Bluff Rd. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf

Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf. com.

Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club

With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio

The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah.

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ness.com. Frazier Family Fitness, 5 Van Nuys Blvd. Whole Planet Foundation Yoga Class

A donation-based all levels yoga class with certified yoga instructor Emily Fraser. All proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation, seeking to alleviate poverty worldwide. Space is limited, so please e-mail or call to reserve your place. Open to all ages. $5 Sat., March 21, 8-9 a.m. 912.358.5829. hillary.bradbury@ wholefoods.com. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Young Living Essential Oils for Emotions using Yoga & Affirmations

Young Living Essential Oils can help facilitate changing negative, old patterns into positive, powerful, new ideas and give you the drive to create lasting change in your life. Learn how with the Essential Emotions Kit with 10 free Young Living EO samples. Each oil will come with its own yoga pose, original meditation or unique affirmation practice. $45 for kit & class/ $25 for class only Please register either through Facebook or Eventbrite. $45 for kit & class/ $25 for class only Tue., March 24, 7-9 p.m. 912-480-4345. info@erigosavannah.com. https://facebook.com/ events/582601941884541. erigosavannah. com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Zumba Fitness (R) with April

Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902. Food Events

Wilmington Island Farmers Market

Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meats, poultry, granola, coffee, pasta, pecans, popsicles, ice cream, kettle corn, canned goods, body products, herbs, plants. Events also include story time, a musical guest, and other special guests. Free 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. wifarmersmarketpr@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org. Wilmington Island Farmers' Market, 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church.

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Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour

Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body

care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE MondaysFridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. tildsley@savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission's shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/ prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423.

Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

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Wilmington Island Farmers Market

Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meats, poultry, granola, coffee, pasta, pecans, popsicles, ice cream, kettle corn, canned goods, body products, herbs, plants. Events also include story time, a musical guest, and other special guests. Free wifarmersmarketpr@aol. com. wifarmersmarket.org. Wilmington Island Farmers' Market, 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Health

All Level Free Fitness Class

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

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

Information on bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can affect patients' lives. Call or see website for info. Free to attend. Hoskins Center at Memorial. Free ongoing, 6 p.m. 912-350-3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Free Enrollment Help for Medicaid and PeachCare

Parents can find the help they need to renew or sign up their children (ages 0-19) on Medicaid or PeachCare. Enrollment Assisters will work with clients through the process. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.. 912-356-2887. Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower

Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-355-4601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-6445217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health by Hydration

In a world of toxicity, it takes a special water to bring us back into balance. We have that special water. Support your body for weight loss, increasing energy, fighting allergies and getting rid of toxins. Come see what this is all about. Bring the water you're drinking to be tested. Tue., March 24, 6:45 p.m. 703-989-6995. Coastal Empire Trading Co, 215 West Liberty. Health Care for Uninsured People

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

Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. Know Your Water

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

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga. html. Living Smart Fitness Club

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

Fun new class with Ann Carroll. Time will be spent on a variety of engaging activities for mom and baby including some light

yoga. $20 per mom or bring a friend and pay only $30 for you both. If you'd prefer to pay for multiple classes at once you can purchase 6-sessions for $95 to be used within 2 months of purchase. $20 Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. info@erigosavannah.com. erigosavannah. com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-264-7154. Prenatal Pilates Mat Class

Pilates is an important fitness regimen for prenatal women as it increases body awareness, addresses the pelvic floor, develops functional strength, opens tight hips and can alleviate common low back pain. Every Thursday at Erigo from 10am to 11am. Everyone's first class is free. Thereafter, $20 a class or purchase a 5 class package for $75. $20 a class/ $75 -5 class package Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.. 912-544-6387. info@erigosavannah. com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Kid's Happenings

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For mothers with babies who are precrawlers. Moms learn poses for baby to help with digestion and sleeping -- and get a bit of relaxation, movement and camaraderie for themselves. $120 for a six session pass. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveriescom. savannahyogacenter.com. savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center Pooler, 111 Canal Street. Irish Dancers of Savannah

Savannah's first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Adult classes available. Thursdays.. 912-897-5984. irishdancsav@aol.com. New Mamas Club

A weekly Friday gathering of new moms and their babies. Practice baby & mom yoga, do a planned activity. Dream boards, affirmation writing, personalized aromatherapy and other projects. $20 per session. Six session discount. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Positive Youth Basketball Team

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that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Young Living Essential Oils for Overall Children’s Wellness Class

Learn and explore the benefits of Young Living Essential Oils for overall children’s wellness. We will be discussing safe and practical uses as well as highlight common concerns: immune system support, allergies, healthy sleep options, calming tension & anxiety, and the best oils for focus and attention. FREE Saturdays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-480-4345. info@erigosavannah. com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. LGBT

First City Network

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

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

Local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-5476263. ongoing. Savannah Pride, Inc.

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

MAR 18-24, 2015

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-657-1966. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. Vineyard Church Of56 fice, 1020 Abercorn Street.

Join Savannah Tree Foundation and students from the University of Illinois, on their service centered spring break, to plant trees on the museum grounds. This tree planting event is funded in part by a ReLeaf grant from the Georgia Urban Literary Events Forest Council and memorial donations Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club from the family and friends of Mr. MalMeets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call colm Turner and Gray Solana. Additional for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs. support provided by JCB. Tue., March 24, org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American 8 a.m.-noon. mightyeighth.org/. Mighty Health Information & Resource Center, Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne 1910 Abercorn St. Ave. What Makes a Family

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

Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club)

A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you've read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2325488. liveoakpl.org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St. Nature and Environment

Dolphin Program & Volunteer Research Workshop

Love dolphins? Interested in helping in dolphin research? Come learn about these wonderful animals. You'll be amazed at what learn by attending our dolphin program. Help protect wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins by volunteering with The Dolphin Project for research surveys. We need skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders. Minimum age for research surveys is 16. Serious research and serious fun since 1989. NC for program Sat., March 21, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@gmail. com. thedolphinproject.org. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. Dolphin Project

Dolphin Project's Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. PICKNatural Resource Discovery Day This free family day allows you to see how birds are banded, learn about wildland fires, try target shooting with a BB gun and bow, get up close with a variety of reptiles, and much more. Free Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Tree Planting

Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2368115. wilderness-southeast.org. Pets & Animals

Bryan's Bash

This fundraiser helps raise vital funds to keep the Bark Park open and includes live music by Roger Widener, a cash bar with dog-themed cocktails, and silent and live auctions. $60 Sat., March 21, 6:30 p.m. 912-657-1221. bryancountybarkpark.com. Bryan County Bark Park, 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway. Dog Lovers Walk

This fun, family-friendly event is the culmination of a two-month long team-based fundraising effort in support of the many pets entrusted to the care of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The teams of dog lovers will walk a beautiful 1.5-mile course. Sat., March 21. 912-354-9515. lgrant@humanesocietysav.org. messiahsk.com. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). HSGS 9th Annual Dog Lovers' Walk at The Landings

What would be better than enjoying a nice leisurely stroll this spring with your two-legged and four-legged friends at the lovely The Landings? How about raising funds for the sweet, but homeless pets at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah while you do it? Join HSGS on Saturday, March 21 for the 9th Annual Dog Lovers’ Walk at The Landings as we enjoy friends, furr-tastic dogs, fellowship and the great outdoors. Visit the event fundraising page to start a team or join an existing team and get started. Sat., March 21, 8:30-11 a.m. 912-354-9515 x106. lgrant@ humanesocietysav.org. classy.org/dogloverswalk2015. messiahsk.com. Messiah

Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). Low Cost Pet Clinic

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

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

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

Band of Sisters Prayer Group

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

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

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

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ture Chapel, 2520 Bonaventure Road. Meditation at 10:30am Service at 11:00am Childcare available in the "Funday School" Sundays. cslsavannah.org.

Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. 440-3715209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street.

Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city's young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-228-9425. Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets.

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

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Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. Maritime Bethel

"Sundays on Thursdays" worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City

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

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

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 912-308-8286. savbranart@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

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

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South Valley Baptist Church

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

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

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Tapestry Church

A church for all people! We don't care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga. org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap

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

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

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

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tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. $7 Thursdays and Fridays, Saturdays, 6 & 8:15 p.m.. marstheatre.com. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Film: Inglorious Basterds

This installation of the Florence's "Movies and Meatballs" series consists of Quentin Tarantino's films. Sun., March 22, 6:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 West Victory. Film: Psychotronic St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Psychotronic Film Society screens a mystery film. $7 Wed., March 18, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Sports & Games

Adult Coed Flag Football League

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

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

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

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/savannahbikepolo. Ultimate Frisbee

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

MAR 18-24, 2015

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

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Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongo-

ing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com.

Alzheimer's Caregiver and Family Support Group

For individuals caring for Alzheimer's and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group

one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous

For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous

Open to all who have had limbs amputated Free, volunteer-led support group for and their families or caregivers. Call for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eatinfo. ongoing. 912-355-7778. ing and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not Back Pain Support Group a diet group, nor for those who struggle Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pmDenny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone 8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasais welcome. For more info, contact Debbie vannah@yahoo.com. Asbury Memorial at 912-727-2959 ongoing. United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Brain Injury Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Fibromyalgia Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children's Grief Support Group

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

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

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. Next meeting: Sat., Mar. 28, 10:30am at the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Dr. in Savannah. Speaker: Dr. Judith Porter, pulmonologist with Southeast Lung Assoc.. ongoing. 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.

For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group

A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912414-3827. ongoing. Grief Support Groups

Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah.org/GriefSupport. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meeting

This group is open to patients with cancers of the head or neck and their caregivers. Call or visit website for more information. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Heartbeats for Life

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

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Howard Hand in Hand Children's Support Group

Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. third Wednesday of every month. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.

Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. amkw21@gmail.com.

Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

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

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

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925. Overeaters Anonymous

For people who are eating compulsively. If nothing else has worked, there is help. Savannah has 2 OA meetings a week: Wednesday 5:30pm First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue (at Paulsen Street) Friday 6:30pm Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. (off of Skidaway Rd.) Wednesdays, Fridays.. 912-8444524. elissabeam@yahoo.com. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912-358-7150. ongoing. oa.org/meetings. Parents of Children with IEP's (Individualized Education Plans)

For parents of children attending Chatham-Savannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. amkw210@gmail.com. Parents of Ill Children

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ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912-350-5616. memorialhealth. com/backus. memorialhealth.com/ backus. Backus Children's Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah-South Coast Parkinson's Support Group

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

First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man

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

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph’s Hospital,11705 Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 1(on the 2nd Floor above ER entrance) at 6 p.m. An opportunity for people with MS and their families and friends to share information, develop coping strategies, receive support and become involved in community activities. ongoing. 912-819-2224. sjchs.org/. St. Joseph's Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. Rape Crisis Center

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912233-7273. ongoing.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

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

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org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC Toastmasters

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

A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. Call for info. fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Spinal Injury Support Group

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

Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)

Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.

website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. Young Survival Coalition

Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-8973933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Theatre

Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood

A fresh take on one of the most beloved Grimm’s Fairytales by renowned playwright Max Bush, this Kids On Stage production is sure to delight an audience of all ages. Opens March 20 and runs for two weekends. $12-$15 Fri., March 20, 7-9 p.m., Sat., March 21, 3-5 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 3-5 p.m. 912-238-9015. www. savannahchildrenstheatre.org. savannahchildrenstheatre.org. Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club

"The Dixie Swim Club," written by Wooten, Jones and Hope, is the story of five very diverse Southern women who first meet when they were college swim team mates. The women meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage on Tybee Island to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each others’ lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m.. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. PICKTheatre: Wit A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and ultimately devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. The author, Margaret Edson, will give a talk and Q&A session on Saturday, March 7, which is free and open to the public. The production features the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble and is directed by Karla Knud-

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Free will astrology ARIES

March 21-April 19 You’re entering a time and space known as the Adlib Zone. In this territory, fertile chaos and inspirational uncertainty are freely available. Improvised formulas will generate stronger mojo than timeworn maxims. Creativity is de rigueur, and street smarts count for more than book-learning. May I offer some mottoes to live by when “common sense” is inadequate? 1. Don’t be a slave to necessity. 2. Be as slippery as you can be and still maintain your integrity. 3. Don’t just question authority; be thrilled about every chance you get to also question habit, tradition, fashion, trendiness, apathy, and dogma.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20 By 1993, rock band Guns N’ Roses had released five successful albums. But on the way to record their next masterpiece, there were numerous delays and diversions. Band members feuded. Some were fired and others departed. Eventually, only one original member remained to bring the task to conclusion with the help of new musicians. The sixth album, *Chinese Democracy,* finally emerged in 2008. I’m seeing a similarity between Guns N’ Roses’ process and one of your ongoing projects, Taurus. The good news is that I think most of the hassles and delays are behind you, or will be if you act now. You’re primed to make a big push toward the finish line.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20 The anonymous blogger at Neurolove.me gives advice on how to love a Gemini: “Don’t get impatient with their distractibility. Always make time for great conversation. Be understanding when they’re moody. Help them move past their insecurities, and tell them it’s not their job to please everyone. Let them have space but never let them be lonely.” I endorse all that good counsel, and add this: “To love Geminis, listen to them attentively, and with expansive flexibility. Don’t try to force them to be consistent; encourage them to experiment at uniting their sometimes conflicting urges. As best as you can, express appreciation not just for the parts of them that are easy to love but also for the parts that are not yet ripe or charming.” Now feel free, Gemini, to show this horoscope to those whose affection you want.

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You have recently been to the mountaintop, at least metaphorically. Right? You wandered out to the high frontier and ruminated on the state of your fate from the most expansive vista you could find. Right? You have questioned the limitations you had previously accepted, and you have weaned yourself from at least one of your devitalizing comforts, and you have explored certain possibilities that had been taboo. Right? So what comes next? Here’s what I suggest: Start building

a new framework or structure or system that will incorporate all that you’ve learned during your break.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22 According to the international code of food standards, there are 13 possible sizes for an olive. They include large, extra large, jumbo, extra jumbo, giant, colossal, super colossal, mammoth, and super mammoth. If I had my way, Leo, you would apply this mind-set to everything you do in the coming weeks. It’s time for you to think very big. You will thrive as you expand your mind, stretch your boundaries, increase your territory, amplify your self-expression, magnify your focus, and broaden your innocence.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22 “Half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough,” proclaimed humorist Josh Billings. That’s an exaggeration made for comic effect, of course. (And I think that some of life’s troubles also come from saying no too much and not saying yes enough.) But for you, Virgo, Billings’ advice will be especially pertinent in the coming weeks. In fact, my hypothesis is that you will be able to keep your troubles to a minimum and boost your progress to a maximum by being frugal with yes and ample with no.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Your mind says, “I need more room to move. I’ve got to feel free to experiment.” Your heart says, “I think maybe I need more commitment and certainty.” Your astrologer suggests, “Be a bit more skeptical about the dream lover who seems to be interfering with your efforts to bond with the Real Thing.” I’m not sure which of these three sources you should heed, Libra. Do you think it might somehow be possible to honor them all? I invite you to try.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21 “Without your wound where would your power be?” asked writer Thornton Wilder. “The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched and blundering children on earth as can one human being broken on the wheels of living.” Let’s make that one of your ongoing meditations, Scorpio. I think the coming weeks will be an excellent time to come to a greater appreciation for your past losses. What capacities has your suffering given birth to? What failures have made you stronger? What crucial lessons and unexpected benefits have emerged from your sadness and madness?

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21 “Creating is not magic but work,” says Kevin Ashton, author of the book *How to

Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery.* In other words, inspiration is a relatively small part of the creative process. Over the long haul, the more important factors are self-discipline, organized thinking, hard work, and attention to detail. And yet inspiration isn’t irrelevant, either. Brainstorms and periodic leaps of insight can be highly useful. That’s a good reminder as you enter a phase when you’re likely to be more imaginative and original than usual. I expect creative excitement to be a regular visitor.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19 The fictional detective Sherlock Holmes was a good Capricorn, born January 6, 1854. In the course of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 60 stories about his life, he revealed his exceptional talent as an analytical thinker. His attention to details was essential to his success, and so was his expertise at gathering information. He did have a problem with addictive drugs, however. Morphine tempted him now and then, and cocaine more often, usually when he wasn’t feeling sufficiently challenged. Let this serve as a gentle warning, Capricorn. In the coming weeks, seek more relaxation and downtime than usual. Focus on recharging your psychic batteries. But please be sure that doesn’t cause you to get bored and then dabble with self-sabotaging stimuli.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18 English is my first language. Years ago there was a time when I spoke a lot of French with my Parisian girlfriend, but my skill faded after we broke up. So I’m not bilingual in the usual sense. But I do have some mastery in the language of music, thanks to my career as a singer-songwriter. Having raised a daughter, I also learned to converse in the language of children. And I’ve remembered and worked with my nightly dreams every day for decades, so I speak the language of dreams. What about you, Aquarius? In the coming weeks, I bet you’ll be challenged to make more extensive use of one of your second languages. It’s time to be adaptable and resourceful in your approach to communication.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20 Do you need a reason to think sharper and work smarter and try harder? I’ll give you four reasons. 1. Because you’re finally ready to get healing for the inner saboteur who in the past has undermined your confidence. 2. Because you’re finally ready to see the objective truth about one of your self-doubts, which is that it’s a delusion. 3. Because you’re finally ready to stop blaming an adversary for a certain obstacle you face, which means the obstacle will become easier to overcome. 4. Because you’re finally ready to understand that in order to nurture and hone your ample creativity, you have to use it to improve your life on a regular basis.

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We specialize zens Inc., 3025 Bull St. in placing children that are special needs 6, 1969 issue of New Scientist by a British Volunteers Needed for Pegasus Riding AcadThe Ghost Dog Diaries is a weekly advice column, including (a) sibling groups, (b) teens, (c) emy chemist named David E. H. Jones. Jones inspired by the late PJ Cuddlesworth. Three hours children with physical, mental, developPegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic first noticed this phenomenon in artifacts mental and behavioral disabilities, (d) after PJ’s passing, Erin held an Irish Wake in her honor. riding program providing equine assisted that had record-like grooves, as a result of commercially sexually exploited children. activities for individuals in Savannah with That’s when her name appeared in her beer. (Misbeing spun on a pottery wheel. We look for the best home to match the physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Let’s suspend our disbelief for a moment spelled, of course. 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st. petersburg state russian ballet presents:

SWAN lake

april 8th

7:00 pm

lucas theatre

LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS

lucastheatre.com 912.525.5050

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